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Stargate, Alias, and House, Oh My!

Brief write up on Ben joining the cast of 'Stargate'

I don't consider anything in the article spoilery, but there are a couple hints as to who his character will be. The info on Claudia seems a bit outdated, they only mention her as appearing in the one episode that airs January 28th.

Apparently Jennifer Garner has cancelled all upcoming publicity appearances for 'Elektra' and 'Alias' (SEASON PREMIERE TOMORROW NIGHT!!! :) due to a viral infection. The tabloids are reporting she's preggers. While I wouldn't have a problem with her being pregnant - heck, I even thought of two ways they could write it into the show - the fact that it would be Ben Afflek's baby? ::shudders::

House Call of the day (what? do you really think I'll ever stop with the puns?): no_detective and other 'House' fans, prepare to rejoice...


DOCTOR'S ORDERS: Fox has ordered five additional episodes of its critically praised medical drama House. Although a modest ratings performer, House has held its own on Tuesday night.


WOO HOO!!!!! And if you missed it the first time around, check out the repeat of the series premiere tonight.

Speaking of Woo and Hoo, it has been brought to my attention that today is the birthday of the wonderous molly_may. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!. You were one of the first friends I made on LJ, sucked in by your brilliant Buffy posts, and I'm very happy to have had the pleasure of knowing you. Hopefully, one day soon, we can meet face to face. :)

The nice folks of my 'Farscape' Meet Up group moved the meet up from tomorrow to tonight because of me. I was honest enough to say I couldn't make it because of the 'Alias' premiere and apparently they just can't pass up the opportunity to be in my presence. I don't really feel up to going, but unless the weather is *really* bad, I feel obligated. On the plus side, I can show off my t-shirt. ;)

I've decided to take a mental health day *at* work. I think it actaully started at home this morning when I actually could have arrived here on time, but instead chose to watch 'Something Blue'. While I'm physically here, I'm putting in minimal effort and spending much too much time on the net (as you can probably tell from my fairly speedy responses to my prior post). Usually the first week of the new year is a slow one, I figured I'd take advantage of it and not feel guilty for a change.

Now, off to catch up on e-mail.....
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Thank you for the birthday wishes! It's funny, I think of *you* as being one of the first friends I made on LJ! For some reason I thought you had had an LJ for a long time and were just being nice to the newbie. ;) And I definitely hope we can meet face to face sometime soon. Maybe Dragoncon....;)
I think it just goes to show we have exceedingly good taste when it comes to finding new friends. :-)

I'm definitely keeping DragonCon on a list of travel options for 2005. :)
I'll see your pun and raise you the following: tonight, like any Tuesday, I'm putting myself under House arrest.

(I think my pun wins. Except we all know what really, the House always wins. Oh dear, I don't think I can stop...)
Except we all know what really, the House always wins.

But, of course, because it's House Rules!

Isn't it nice how we can amuse ourselves? Good thing since we are probably driving everyone else away! :p

But, of course, because it's House Rules!

And as long as we play by the rules, we'll be safe as houses!

Yep, people are definitely stampeding away. *g*

Btw, I caught the end of Las Vegas last night - and James Caan was beating the crap out of some guy while Duran Duran were singing to reach up for the sunrise... Dude. That was possibly the most surreal thing I've seen on TV this season.
Btw, I caught the end of Las Vegas last night - and James Caan was beating the crap out of some guy while Duran Duran were singing to reach up for the sunrise... Dude. That was possibly the most surreal thing I've seen on TV this season.

I've been a loyal viewer, Josh worshipper, whatever, since mid-season one. There's been some odd storytelling choices, but what you described, yeah, that even left me wondering wha the writers were smoking when they came up with that. First off, I thought Duran Duran got rather short shrift. Usually when a musical group performs you get to see them play the song in it's entirety. Then to intercut it with James Caan beating a guy to a pulp and nearly killing him? Weirdness. And isn't that song suppose to be hopeful? Eh, I just keep reminding myself I'm in it for the Josh. ;-)
The tabloids are reporting she's preggers. While I wouldn't have a problem with her being pregnant - heck, I even thought of two ways they could write it into the show - the fact that it would be Ben Afflek's baby? ::shudders::

I would rather have her dating me and being pregnant with my kid instead of Ben's. That is how much I don't want her to be pregnant ever with Ben's kid.
I hope the story is fiction period.

Well, I keep thinking of the tabloid reports of Britney Spears and J.Lo being pregnant. Had the reports been correct, they would be in their sixth or seventh month by now. So, it gives me hope that Jen just has a really bad cold.
Re: spawn of Bennifer, although it's a moderately shudder-worthy thought in its own right, I'm more horrified that it could lead to a RambaldiBaby on Alias. That would be badness.

But--season premiere tomorrow night. Eeeee!
I'm more horrified that it could lead to a RambaldiBaby on Alias.

That was one of two possibilities I came up with for a pregnancy. Poor Syd hunted down by every nefarious group out there because she's carrying Rambaldi's clone.

Of course, the other option which I think would be more original (simply because it's normal) and fascinating is that Vaughn knocks her up. Two super spys trying to defeat evil while also raising a kid? Oh, wait, didn't they do that already on 'Get Smart'? Let's just hope she's not pregnant.
Arrgh. Arrgh. The Tv Guide site won't let me see the Stargate/BB story. What did it say???

And I saw the House news. I was going to send it to you and then I read this post. Extremely happy development, it is. I just wish there weren't two weeks of reruns.

And finally, Lost and Alias back-to-back tonight. I can hardly wait.

Here's the article:

It's a sci-fi scenario straight out of Internet fan fiction: Studly Farscape pilot John Crichton gets sucked into a wormhole and wakes up on Stargate SG-1. Well, it's real — or at least it's kind of real.

As first reported by TV Guide Online, Ben Browder, who played the marooned astronaut on Sci Fi Channel's late, lamented Farscape (and last fall's miniseries Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars), has been recruited to join the intergalactic soldiers of the network's Stargate. His character — all producers would reveal is that his initials are M.M. — will be introduced when the series begins its ninth season this summer.

While this news will have Farscape fanatics buzzing, hard-core Stargazers might be disappointed to learn that Richard Dean Anderson, who plays Stargate Command chief Jack O'Neill, will no longer be a full-time cast member. "My decision to leave the show is purely a personal one, based first and foremost on my desire to spend as much time as possible with my 6-year-old daughter in Los Angeles," Anderson says. (Stargate is filmed in Vancouver, B.C.) The former MacGyver star is currently in negotiations with Sci Fi to appear in a handful of episodes.

To ease the transition, viewers will learn that Browder's character "has been involved in a very key way in some of [the Stargate crew's] major events," executive producer Robert C. Cooper says. Flashbacks will link M.M. to past adventures.

As if this news doesn't give Farscape fans enough to celebrate, Cooper hints at a possible reunion between Browder and former costar Claudia Black. Black is guest-starring on Stargate's Jan. 28 episode as an alien, and "we'd love to have her back and meet up with Ben in some capacity," Cooper says. "That would be too much fun to resist."

Browder hopes his new, higher-profile series will help the cause of another Farscape project. "It's not only a good career move for me, but it could be good for the whole Farscape cast."