A lot of interesting takes on this whole Blu-ray debate. To upgrade or not to upgrade? That is the question. Well, after reading some of your informed opinions regarding continuing technological developments and the likelihood that tomorrow’s hot, new gadget will be next week’s microfilm, tape deck, or Vin Diesel, I’ve decided to forego any future entertainment upgrades and wait for the that all-in-one neural chip they should get around to inventing any day now. When that time comes, a slightly invasive procedure that implants the hardware directly into your brain is all it will take to control everything from internet searches to grocery purchases.
And, hopefully, allow me to finish a script in a timely manner. Last night, I completed the fourth act of my work-in-progress and got well into the fifth act. Only five more beats to go and I’m done. Now if this was an SG-1 or Atlantis script, I’d probably already be finished but SGU is a different animal. In this series, character focus will prove as important as the prevailing storyline which means more of those quieter, reflective moments fans seem to cherish.
Today was Superbowl Sunday and, as is tradition, we all headed over to Robert Cooper’s house and ate ’til we were sick. The last time I visited, I was on the program and had to forego the eats. But I more than made up for it this time out, scoffing down a couple of dozen wings, cheese nachos, chopped liver, and a home made waffle topped with nutella and three different kinds of ice cream. My compliments to the chef! As for the game – meh. Often dull, somewhat frustrating, but given to occasional bursts of excitement. The Good: The last half of the second quarter and all of the fourth quarter except for the last 18 seconds. You know, there was a time I used to wake up early on Sundays to catch the pre-game show, then watch both games of the double-header, the 7:00 p.m. recap show, and the night game – capping off the weekend with Monday Night Football – but no more. The officiating has become so horrendous that I just can’t do it anymore. I’m done with the NFL and shifting my allegiance to college ball.
To those of you asking about the dogs – nothing much new with them although Lulu and Maximus have been roughhousing of late. Bubba continues to be the t.v.-watcher among them and Jelly is as lazy as ever. Enjoy the pics.
Brendan writes: “So will it air on Sci-fi first then DVD or DVD then Sci-fi?”
Answer: No idea at this point.
Shadow Step writes: “Btw, you look at twitter all wrong – the whole point of twitter is you can only write SHORT messages, much more productive not to have to write tons of words in a blog”
Answer: Which would kind of defeat the purpose my having a blog.
Judy in STAX writes: “Did you get the short story “Nigerian Scam” that I sent?”
Answer: Yep, thanks. And enjoy the books!
AMZ writes: “As a writer of (predominantly) television shows, do you watch other shows when they air or wait for them to come out on DVD?”
Answer: I’ll usually record a bunch of my favorite shows and then sit down to watch them – although, of late, the number of those fave shows has been dwindling. Occasionally, I will pick up TV on DVD – usually something Brit like M-I5 (Spooks) or HBO (Rome).
Ray writes: “Has a decision been made on whether Robert Carlyle is keeping his native accent or adopting a North American twang for Universe?
Answer: According to Rob Cooper, Mr. Carlyle will be keeping the accent.
D.W. writes: “1:Is the Sun-Tzu a Daedalus-class ship? We never saw it on screen.
2: What happened to the Jaffa after the defeat of the Ori?
3: Can we expect to see any Daedalus-class ships in Stargate Universe?”
Answers: 1. Yes. 2. They continue to rebuild and enjoy their freedom. 3. Probably not.
Vee writes: “Is there even a remote possibility that someone who loves SG1 so much (me…) outside of the States, will be allowed to write a script for… say, one of the future movies that might come?”
Answer: Unlikely since you’d have to fight Brad, Robert, Paul, Carl or myself for the honors – and we’ve been training.
Belouchi writes: “ Tell me buddy, when you graduated from Mcgill University, how long did it take you to find your first job within your field of study?”
Answer: Don’t recall. Maybe a year – although my job was in no way related to my Masters Degree in English Lit.
Majorsal writes: “ i’ve read and reread your post and then the article you linked. this has been on my mind, because i was wondering if this was your way of letting us know there might not be stargate movies coming up?”
Answer: No. My way of telling you whether or not there will or won’t be a Stargate movie would be to tell you whether or not there will or won’t be a Stargate movie. Sneaky, no?
Vv0472 writes: “Did you see RDA on SNL last night?”
Answer: Missed Rick’s appearance, but Lawren taped it.