Sorry. Late entry today as I was off getting my hair cut. I bit the bullet and made an appointment at a place my buddy Ivon recommended. I must admit, my hair has never smelled so good.
Today, we watched the very first director’s cut of the new season. Congratulations go out to writer Carl Binder, the cast and crew, and, especially, Robert Carlyle who delivered big time in his SGU directorial debut. Next up for Bobby = he’ll be doing the catering for episode 7. Can’t wait to try his spicy jambalaya!
Alas, not much progress to report on the script front. I’m stilled mired in the Teasely morass of episode 10, Resurgence. For once, I’d love to write an episode that doesn’t include any of that pesky dialogue. Just pages and pages of action direction, meaningful looks, and people crying. And the occasional explosion.
Hey, guess what premieres this Friday night on Syfy? That’s right! Stargate: Universe is back with the first of ten new episodes. Friday’s episode, Space, offers action, adventure, aliens, and a few surprises. And, speaking of those aliens, if you want a sneak peek, look over here (http://stargate.mgm.com/), but only if you want to be spoiled.
Every so often, I like to check out the search engine terms that have led the uninitiated to this blog. Usually, its terms like “Joseph Mallozzi” or “Stargate Producer’s Blog”…Ah, who am I kidding. Usually, its terms like “Julia Benson”, “Elyse Levesque”, “Alaina Huffman” and “Ming-Na”. But, occasionally, the darndest descriptors find their way onto those lists. Some of my faves from the past few days include:
“japanese facepalm smiley”
“super sexe montreal”
“fort dodge, iowa twolly”
“awesome chocolate cake”
Hope everyone found what they were looking for.
Today’s blog entry is dedicated to Flannery. Get better, buddy!
Thornyrose writes: “well, I’m torn between that women standing together thing and the fact that you’re just a nice guy who deserves to win.”
Answer: Not to mention the fact that, while she’ll blow her winnings on rice cream sundaes for her vegetarian friends, I’ve earmarked mine for a habitat in Kenya that helps alcoholic orangutans get back on their feet.
pg15 writes: “Perhaps your hand pain will go away by itself in a few days?”
Answer: That’s what I assumed. Last month.
Thornyrose also writes: “If the hand is still bothering you might be worth going to a doc to get checked out.”
Answer: I have an appointment tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. My hand has roughly 13 hours to magically heal itself.
Lawren writes: “I’ve never supported Ashleigh this much in any endeavor.”
Answer: What about the time she tried out for the part of Billie in that off-Broadway production of Glitter? You seemed pretty damn supportive then too.
Sylvia writes: “How’s Mamma Mallozzi?”
Answer: Back home and doing better. I’ll see her this weekend. Thanks for asking.
Sean D. writes: “1. What’s your favorite tea?
2. What book did Rush finish reading in “Light”?”
Answer: 1. I’m a matcha man.
2. It wasn’t a real book, just something the props department came up with (placing a fictitious cover on a real book).
Jeff writes: “And lets hope for Butler destroying Michigan State, since I’m a Wolverine fan.”
Answer: Go Bulldogs!
Avabird writes: “Joe, how did you develop your fondness for eating body parts that most people won’t eat?”
Answer: Not sure. I was a fairly adventurous eater growing up, something I parents encouraged.
Avabird also writes: “What was the first thing you ate that you probably thought you would never eat?”
Avabird also writes: “Is there anything you have eaten that you wished you hadn’t?”
Answer: Thirteen bowls of ice cream in one sitting.
Deni writes: “I know she’s really old for a Greyhound, but that doesn’t really help, you know? She’s not in any obvious pain, but dogs can be so stoic that it’s hard to really know.”
Answer: I agree. I often wonder about poor Jelly and her bad hips. Some nights, she can’t sit still or will start furiously licking her lips or whining. She’s obviously experiencing some discomfort but I can’t exactly ask her “Where does it hurt?”. And there are other times when I’m sure she just sucks it up and suffers quietly. My poor girl.