After much fuss and confusing promotion, STARGATE: Origins has started to be shown.  What initially excited me because it sounded like a new series of Stargate, turned out to be a collection of around ten-minute-long mini-eps that are only available by subscribing to the site Stargate Command for $20 every three months.  Not AT ALL what I was hoping for.


There has been massive conflict on fan-related pages between those who only want to say positive things about it to kiss ass to the creators/network/studio and those of us who need to “tell it like it is” about what we have been served up. 

Comments have even been made by people who stand to gain something from this creation, including SG1 star Christopher Judge, that the fan response needs to be positive, and a negative response could harm the future prospects of a new full series of Stargate.

If they are seriously looking at a new series then they finance a “pilot”. Of course, this also may be a pilot that has been put online to deliberately get feedback from part of the expected audience. However, when that gets tied into how many subscribe to view it… and of course, the majority of Stargate viewers will have no idea that it even exists, so won’t respond… that gives it no hope of success in my view.

Then, looking at it as if I was the Studio or Network, I would be demanding the replacement of at least three in the cast who don’t fit their parts, and I would also demand it be rewritten to fit in with the “canon”. For it to be REAL Stargate it can’t just dump the past for the sake of their story idea… often people say “don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story”… that can’t be done in a franchise like this or the fans and past viewers… the target audience… will not accept it or watch it.

They all know that, so my question is… “Why would they do it this way?”.

The answer should be obvious… they are planning this to fail so they can use it to justify not paying for a full new series.  Reality is they would have to compete with the exceptional new relaunch of STAR TREK called DISCOVERY and this current “pilot” is greatly inferior.

But only time will tell…

All these things also need to be said for the future to turn out the way we all want, it would be more destructive to just say it is all fabulous when it really isn’t.

Just my opinion, but as valid as any other, surely?

What has been served up is very “half-baked” and ultimately will do damage to the Stargate franchise.



Revolving Door


Revolving Door.


Sometimes life feels like it has a revolving door.

People come and go. 

Sometimes they stay for a while. 

Sometimes they are gone without a chance to say goodbye.

Yet, always there are words unsaid, emotions unexpressed, and truth held back.


So rarely does anyone tell another person the whole truth because we all lie those so-called ‘little white lies’ using the excuse that we are ‘protecting’ the other from hurt or disappointment. 

Yet we are really just protecting ourselves from the fallout of the ‘truth bombs’ that we are too afraid to drop…


I love you… BOOM!

I hate you… BOOM!

I am leaving… BOOM!

I need you to go… BOOM!

I feel dead inside… BOOM!

I want you to stay… BOOM!

I won’t see you again… BOOM!

I feel you’re using me… BOOM!

I feel you let me down… BOOM!

I can’t tell you the truth… BOOM!

I am tired of your games… BOOM!

I think you are obsessed… BOOM!

I am afraid I will lose you… BOOM!

I don’t love you anymore… BOOM!

I don’t find you attractive… BOOM!

I only want a holiday fling… BOOM!

I know you are lying to me… BOOM!

I can’t get you out of my head…BOOM!

I am only here because of you… BOOM!

I think of you when I’m with him… BOOM!

I can’t accept you don’t want me… BOOM!

I get scared by what you say and do… BOOM!

I hate you more often than I love you… BOOM!

I feel you are playing games with me… BOOM!

I can’t bear to be around you, it hurts… BOOM!

I have to keep professional boundaries… BOOM!

I don’t trust myself to be alone with you… BOOM!

I think you’re afraid to be alone with me… BOOM!

I don’t believe anything you say anymore… BOOM!

I think of someone else when I’m with you… BOOM!

I know there is something you’re not telling me… BOOM!

I would never see you again if the money ran out… BOOM!

I want to tear down these professional boundaries… BOOM!

I think you’ll realise you wasted this opportunity when it’s too late… BOOM!

Tick! Tick! Tick!… BOOM!




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Designated Survivor


My other favourite new show of 2016, apart from Riverdale, was DESIGNATED SURVIVOR.  Had me hooked from the start and I was thrilled when it received a full season.

Now the team is back for Season 2, minus Aussie actor Ashley Zukerman (Rush & The Code), and it’s still brilliant.  Kiefer Sutherland and all the cast are exceptional and makes it even more engaging than my old political favourite, Madam Secretary.

9 Champagnes out of 10.

UPDATE:  Jan 2018:  Season 2 Episode 10… OMG!  It had me, literally, screaming in shock.  Astounding TV!

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I was sceptical when they announced the return of previous hit WILL & GRACE which previously survived for 8 Seasons from the late 1990’s.  I didn’t need to be … this is a winner for season 9.

Will, Grace, Jack & Karen are back with a vengeance.  Fast, sharp, whity, sarcastic, politically incorrect, and just damn good fun.  They don’t look a day older than we last saw them and the energy and talent they put into every episode is amazing.  I miss Rosario.

9 Champagnes out of 10.

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