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This will probably be my last post before leaving for Dragon*Con. I am so, so mentally and physically exhausted right now. I just hope I’m relatively alert when I see my friends and fellow LJers there.

I’ve been reading Con reports of the Burbank BSG con. bijoux did a wonderful job of recapping the Q&A’s but, unfortunately, they are spoilery so spoilerphobes stay away! A few non-spoilery things of note...

* It’s funny how several people can be at the exact same Q&A and have *very* different interpretations of what was said.

* Jamie expressed an interest in writing and directing and is hoping that they may allow him to do the latter with an episode next season. Given the work of David Duchovny and Ben Browder on their respective series, I think this could be a very good thing.

* Oh, Jamie, you really need to start watching what you say. I’ll blame the jet lag. Everyone remember the infamous experience James Marsters had at a Con several years ago where some woman was asking him to take off his shirt and he made a joke about her doing it first? Well, it seems the same question was asked of Jamie (numerous times) and the final person to ask got a similar response. Luckily, everyone took it as a joke, but I cringed thinking of what could have happened.

Good news/bad news on the BSG front. The third season premieres October 7 in Canada meaning my Canadian friends will only be a day behind this year. But it seems that the monkeys at Sci-Fi, which plan to finally launch the webisodes on September 5, are only allowing people in the U.S. to see them. WTF? I don’t know the full story, have just seen talk of it around LJ, but the show has a fairly substantial foreign market and this doesn’t make sense to me.

A very, very Happy Birthday! to my fellow shipper and multi-talented friend sdwolfpup. Long may you vid, icon, meta, and write porn adult fanfic! ;-)

And Happy Birthday! to greycoupon who I hope to get to meet this weekend. I even have a present for you! Well, you may not feel that way after you see it. ;)

I watched the season premiere of Bones last night which I nearly missed because I forgot it premieres this week. You know, David did nothing form me on BtVS and ‘Angel’, but now? He’s definitely getting better looking as he gets older. Not to mention, it seemed like they gave him a much improved wardrobe this season.

The new person I think I like. She grated on me a bit, but then when she stood up for everybody I found myself really respecting her.

Justice. Eh. I enjoyed it more than ‘Vanished’, most likely because the show moves quickly and doesn’t drag out unnecessary story points. However, VG could tone it down a bit (it’s the pilot ep so I’m willing to cut him some slack) and Kerr Smith seems miscast. He just doesn’t have the charisma and experience to play a high powered, gotta have him attorney.

Watched the SG1 ep Two quibbles - a big storm just happens to hit when they are on the planet *and* destroys the DHD? And Daniel’s dumb ass stubbornness in wanting to stay behind. Dude, you can learn the secrets to the universe, but if they can’t get you back home then what good does it do anyone?

I really liked the relationship between Katherine and just about everyone, but especially with Earnest (Hey! It’s the doctor from SGA!). And I looooved Sam of all people getting out of the way when Earnest went on his hugging spree.
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Have a great trip, an enjoyable Con and hopefully some well deserved Rest.

Its great to have such a wonderful resource for so many thing, who is enjoyable to hang with as well.
As let down as I was by Vanished, I found I really enjoyed Justice. I think I might be in it for the long haul.
I think I'm already done with 'Vanished'. 'Justice' has potential and I don't think it's taking itself seriously whereas the other show is taking itself too seriously.
which plan to finally launch the webisodes on September 5, are only allowing people in the U.S. to see them. WTF?

i def hope that's not true! it'd be totally unfair. i remember a few years ago when showtime only allowed US IPs to access their sg1 website. total shit, because, dude, there's millions of fans worldwide.

i'm sure ppl will find a way to download them and post them on youtube and other similar places. but it's still shit, if it's true!
Yeah, it's stupid since people will just post bootleg copies all over the net. But Sci-Fi are the same geniuses that just sent out the first four episodes to media outlets for review. I say we start watching the torrent sites. ;-)
it seems the same question was asked of Jamie (numerous times)

Ugh. I think anyone who asks that question deserves what they get in response. Of course, I understand the potential PR problems that can result from a comment like Jamie's being taken out of context, but that's really too bad, because seriously. It's one thing for us all to drool over hot actors in the privacy of our own LJs, and entirely another to ask them for a personal strip show. Sheesh.

Kerr Smith as a high-powered anything? Hmm.
I shouldn't be shocked at people asking such stupid, rude, and inappropriate questions, yet I still am. And I am in no way criticizing Jamie for his joke, I just don't think he's really aware of how crazy fans can get. Overall, he seemed a little loopier at this Con then others (and apparently James, who flew in from England, was apologizing for his jet lag) so I think slepp deprivation may have had them less on their guard.
Oh, yeah, I was definitely rolling my eyes at the people who do that crap, not at you--you're right, fans can be crazy, and maybe Jamie's not aware of that yet.
Thank you, asta! I'll miss seeing you at DC, especially our late night chats. Have tons of fun!! I expect detailed con reports. *g*
I'll miss our late night chats too! I'll be surrounded by Lee/Kara shippers!!! ;(
Hee! I'll be your honorary Lee/Laura 'shipper backup. Sure, I've only watched about three episodes and have no idea what I'm talking about, but I like the older woman/younger man dynamic.

And I would have watched the Bones premiere, but I didn't realize it was on last night! D'oh.

Luckily, everyone took it as a joke, but I cringed thinking of what could have happened.

Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh. I just do not understand what possesses people to go to a con and ask actors for a strip show or try to get them to read their slash fanfiction or any one of the thousands of other invasive, appalling things that apparently happen regularly at Q&As.

And Daniel’s dumb ass stubbornness in wanting to stay behind. Dude, you can learn the secrets to the universe, but if they can’t get you back home then what good does it do anyone?

Daniel consistently takes foolish risks in order to pursue knowledge. I thought Catherine and Ernest were really cute, and Sam's horrified dodge of the naked old man hug was HILARIOUS.
I hope you recover some in order to fully enjoy the con. I'll miss you!
Whoa, that could have been a disaster. I would love it if the next actor who was asked that question at a con would simply say that the question was out of line and go on to the next one.

I almost missed Bones too! I remembered a couple of minutes in, but I don't think I missed anything. I agree, David just gets better looking, and he's becoming a better actor too. I rather like the new boss, we'll see.

And have a wonderful time this weekend! :)
Jamie wanna write and direct? Oh, that'll be good I think. He's really understand his character. You reminded me of David's and BB's eps. They were fantastic, ones of the best in their shows.
And bad news at scifi for non-americans. Can't watch webisodes. Some IP thing I think. Only hope that good american people find a way to help us and upload webisodes on some public place like youtube.
As to Justice, I don't think that Kerr is miscast. At least I don't feel that way when I saw the ep. imho of course:)
But it seems that the monkeys at Sci-Fi, which plan to finally launch the webisodes on September 5, are only allowing people in the U.S. to see them. WTF? I don’t know the full story, have just seen talk of it around LJ, but the show has a fairly substantial foreign market and this doesn’t make sense to me.
*cries and cries*

Have a great time at the con! *waves* :-)
Torment of Tantalus is one of my favourite season 1 eps. Did you count how many writing styles there were?