Oh, dear lord! Breaking news!
Time to rethink my annual chocolate party (April 18, 2010: The Greatest Chocolate Party Ever!). Maybe it’s just as well given that Stargate has ended and I may soon be Toronto-bound. Okay, so if chocolate is going to be a problem, help me come up with an alternate food theme for the evening.
Some suggested subsititues:
Joe’s Annual Carob Party!
Joe’s Annual Pastry Party!
Joe’s Annual Ice Cream Party!
Joe’s Annual Peanut Butter Party!
Joe’s Annual Marshmallow Fluff Party!
Joe’s Annual Condensed Milk Party!
Joe’s Annual Candy Apple Party!
Joe’s Annual Bread Pudding Party!
Joe’s Annual Doughnut Party!
Joe’s Annual Halva Party!
Joe’s Annual Crisco and Sugar Party!
Let me know which one you think is the way to go.
Got the travel memo and the game plan for next week in Toronto. Fly in on Monday, dinner and downtime. Then, Tuesday to Friday it’ll be Paul, Rob, Alex and I talking character, story, scripts, and arcs. Fly back to Vancouver on Saturday and then…who knows? For now, what I do know is that I’ve got quite a bit of reading to do before I hit Toronto.
This afternoon, I met up with my friend Denise for a little dessert. And when I say “a little”, I mean “a lot”. We met at Thomas Haas and, over the course of the hour we spent chatting, we put away…
After which I went home and had dinner.
Now, for some reason, I’m feeling a little dizzy.
Anyway, in my sugar-addled state, my thoughts turned to Stargate. I wondered: Given a most unlikely scenario in which I was given carte blanche to assemble a dream team from the franchise’s three incarnations (SG-1, SGA, and SGU) and write a script based on their adventures, what might that team look like? Well, in my case – pretty darn crazy. So crazy, in fact, that I doubt they’d let them off the base.
Master Sergeant Ronald Greer.
Tough, capable, dependable, courageous, yet totally unpredictable. His out-of-the-box approach to most any situation would make for some very interesting developments.
Team science expert?
He’s snarky, smug, and annoying as hell but – damn – he is good at what he does. And what he does is use his smarts to save the day.
Team strategist and quick-thinker?
If you’re in a tight spot, there’s no one with better improvisational skills – or a talent for self-preservation (so stick close!). Guaranteed to make any off-world outing VERY interesting.
Team muscle and survivalist?
Sure, he’s big, strong, and driven, but he’s also smart and shown he’s capable of weathering the toughest of challenges, surviving the most daunting of scenarios. He never gives up and he’s always got your back.
Overseeing operations back on Earth and occasionally joining the team for the odd off-world jaunt?
Sometimes, the biggest threats are not alien in nature but hail from more familiar surroundings like, say, the corridors of power right here on planet Earth. That’s when you want a guy like Woolsey in your corner. Diplomatic when he wants to be, ruthless when he needs to be, the former lawyer and company man has the savvy to keep operations running smoothly on the home front.
So, that’s my dream team. What do you think? Should I start work on scripting their first adventure?
Given the same unlikely opportunity, who would make up your Stargate dream team?