Sunday, September 16, 2007

Stargate Atlantis - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog Update Sept. 16 - NEW Video Clip

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for September 16, 2007:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update. There are new photos, but they are not SGA related. There is a NEW video clip.)

Sunday, September 16, 2007


Today's pics: an average lunch, some above-average dogs, and my new books.

Today's videos: It tilts AND tremors!

Photo from a screencap of today's video clip.

Over to the mailbag -


Anonymous #5 writes: "Someone on GW made a comment that they traced the season four downloads to Vancouver. Interesting. A coincidence, or something more?"

Answer: Someone on GW can mention they saw a gnome climbing out of a David Hewlett robot and I'd find that of roughly equal interest.

Firefly 827347 writes: "I was wondering if you could tell me what the different colours of scripts mean? It says "blue script" in one of the pictures, does that have any significance?"

Answer: When a script comes out for the concept meeting, it comes out as a white draft. As we progress through prep week, changes are made and the pages containing changes are put out as blue pages. In the next round of changes, pages containing changes are put out as pink pages. And as more changes are made, more colors of the rainbow are tapped: green, yellow, grey, goldenrod, tartan, and double-white (not to be confused with single white which looks exactly the same).

Neep writes: "Anyway... a few of us were wondering why Ba'al's people are all blonde."

Answer: What can I say? The guy prefers blondes.


Anonymous #7 writes: "I was wondering what factor's went into the decision to include Rachel's pregnancy in Teyla's storyline rather than hiding it as when Amanda was pregnant?"

Answer: Timing is everything. Amanda was pregnant over the hiatus and gave birth early in season 9. You'll note that she missed a bunch of episodes early in that season and, in the small instances that Carter did pop up, the pregnancy was easily concealed. Rachel was pregnant throughout the show's fourth season and given that we wanted to do more with her character this season, diminishing her role or limiting her character by shooting her behind computers or clutching baskets of turtle root was not an option so we elected to embrace the pregnancy and write it into the show.

Paula writes: "So now that the end of filming is rapidly approaching, are there any plans for an end-of-season shindig?"

Answer: Sure. We always cap off the year with a wrap party.

Sanctuary - Mania: TV Wasteland week of Sept. 16

From Mania:

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

TV Wasteland

Is Anybody Else Watching SANCTUARY?

By: Stephen Lackey, Columnist
Date: Sunday, September 16, 2007

I've talked a lot about internet TV and video on demand before because I really think it's the future of television. There have been plenty of small online shows out there of all genres, even soap operas. Sanctuary, a web series I just discovered, may be one of the best executed so far. It stars Amanda Tapping, who you may know from Stargate SG-1. The story is set in the future where strange mutants
are the key to the survival of the human race. Each episode follows Dr. Helen Magnus (Tapping), her daughter, and a protégé as they delve into the labyrinthine world inhabited by these monsters. It's dark, and it features a unique amalgamation of science and supernatural.

**snippage**...I highly recommend you check it out. You can download it here:


Stargate Atlantis - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog Update Sept. 15 - NEW Video clip & Photos

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for September 15, 2007:

(Please follow the link for the complete update. There are new SGA season 4 photos at the site and a NEW video clip.)

Saturday, September 15, 2007


Today's pics: Selections from the Outcast art department package.

Today's vide: check out what's happening at post with post-production coordinator Kerri McDowall and ace editor Stein Myhrstad.

Okay, I'm back to field your comments and questions -

Anonymous #1 writes: "So, is Shep's ex-wife's name Karen or Nancy?"

Answer: While I appreciate a clearly devoted fan's attempt to correct me, I don't think I need to point out that since I was working on the script in questions yesterday afternoon, I should be in a better to know that Sheppard's ex-wife's name is Karen. I mean Nancy.


Elizabeth writes: "1) Will Sam be getting the ATA gene? 2) What episodes are Weir in? 3) Will the girl in Sateda be in any more episodes? 4) When is Stargate Ark Of Truth and Stargate Continuum supposed to be? After, during or before season four and season ten finale? 5) Will Bates be returning in season four?"

Answers: 1) No. 2) Good question. 3) Could be. 4) Definitely after the season ten finale. 5) Another good question.

Anonymous #2 writes: "Can you tell us if there are any plans to use Torri in season five?"

Answer: I appreciate your persistence in not taking my previous "we have no plans beyond season four" responses to heart. The truth is we've already written the whole fifth season including the Sheppard stick-fighting episode. You're gonna love it.


Anonymous #2 writes: "Will you ever tell us which is Torri's fourth episode this season or will you make us wait and see?"

Answer: Given that I haven't answered this question the first 50 times it was asked, I'd put my money on "make use wait and see".


Answer: It can be very tricky.