Saturday, September 1, 2007

Stargate Atlantis - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog Update Sept. 1 - NEW Video Clip & Photos

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for September 1, 2007:

(Please follow the link for the complete update. There are photos at the site [including Joe Flaniga, David Hewlett, Jodelle Ferland and more], and a brief video clip of extra Jerry Penacoli as a Genii in "Harmony.")

Saturday, September 1, 2007


Video: Genii Jerry (a.k.a. Extra's Jerry Penacoli):¤t=GeniiJerryaccuses.flv

Let’s play catch up with the mailbag -

Danielle writes: “I was wondering if you wanted to look at my Story Arc idea for Atlantis.”

Answer: I’m unable to read either fan fiction or fan pitches. Sorry.

Edward4th writes: “WOW you have a DRIVER?”

Answer: Only when I’m headed to remote forest locations. Larry is not only a professional driver, but an expert in weaponless bear/cougar/wolverine combat.

Anonymous #1 writes: “Will the opening credits for season 4 change from last year's?”

Answer: Yup.

Mrs. B108 writes: “1)Can we expect Teyla's pregnancy to have an emotional impact on the team's dynamic? 2)Will we be surprised at the truth behind the Athosian's dissapearance?”

Answers: 1) Yes. 2) Depends. How easy do you surprise?

Diamond-Raven writes: “I had a question concerning your end of things. How do you guys manage to stick to your budget when you're writing scripts?”

Answer: Some episodes are bigger and, thus, more expensive than others. But, at the end of the year, things even out and so long as we the overall season budget has not been surpassed, then all is well (a.k.a. - We get to keep our jobs).

Lorr54 writes: “ I'm sure that even the blanks used in the weapons cause a lot of noise. Do the actors have any kind of hearing protection?”

Answer: Cast and crew are provided with ear plugs for the shoot ‘em ups.

Tatinha writes: "Would be wonderful if we had some pictures and videos about episodes that will be aired in the season 4's first half"

Answer: There are pics of the first half episodes in previous blog entires.

2007 Hugo Awards Announced

From The Hugo Awards:

2007 Hugo Awards Announced

Published on 1 Sep 2007 at 4:22 am.

The results of the 2007 Hugo Awards, as announced at Nippon 2007, the 65th World Science Fiction Convention, in Yokohama, Japan, on September 1st 2007, are as follows:

Best Novel: Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge [Tor, 2006]

Best Novella: "A Billion Eves" by Robert Reed [Asimov's Oct/Nov 2006]

Best Novelette: "The Djinn's Wife" by Ian McDonald [Asimov's July 2006]

Best Short Story: "Impossible Dreams" by Tim Pratt [Asimov's July 2006]

Best Related Non-Fiction Book: James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B Sheldon by Julie Phillips [St. Martin's Press, 2006]

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: Pan's Labyrinth (2006) Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro. Directed by Guillermo del Toro [Picturehouse]

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form: Doctor Who - "Girl in the Fireplace" (2006) Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Euros Lyn [BBC Wales/BBC1]

(Stargate SG-1's tenth season episode, "200," had also been nominated.)

Best Editor, Long Form: Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Best Editor, Short Form: Gordon Van Gelder

Best Professional Artist: Donato Giancola

Best Semiprozine: Locus ed. by Charles N. Brown, Kirsten Gong-Wong and Liza Groen Trombi

Best Fanzine: Science-Fiction Five-Yearly ed. by Lee Hoffman, Geri Sullivan, and Randy Byers

Best Fan Writer: Dave Langford

Best Fan Artist: Frank Wu

The winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, sponsored by Dell Magazines and administered on their behalf by the World Science Fiction Society, is: Naomi Novik.