Sunday, August 27, 2006


Had the pleasure of a few visitors this week that I'd like to let you know about....

Melody and her brother Everest came by and visited the Atlantis set after Melody won a charity auction. Her prize was a "walk on" role during the episode "The Game" (I believe), so you all have to keep an eye out for her lingering in hallways and looking wise and important before Ancient consoles. Melody was a bit timid with yelling "Action" at first, but after snarkastic abuse from me (that's what I'm there for) she was screaming it out like the best directors I've worked with. Melody and Everest were a very classy duo and even went so far as to leave us all thank-you cards and a book...which Jane has already stolen because "oh goody! I always meant to read that one". Thanks to Melody for looking out for others and getting herself a day of sitting around listening to me flub lines!

Next up we had Angela...poor Angela, who for some unknown reason, identifies with McKay and actually admits to it! She finally explained the term "Thunk" to me and showed off her McKay teddy bear while I was "in hair", which generally consists of moving what little there is around to make it look like there's more there, a highly technical science that requires a vast team of highly trained professionals. I ended up stealing teddy's voice box and recording my own Angela-specific abuse for it to spew when poked in the stomach. Not many Teddy's in the world come packing that kind of snark! I have to remind Angela, to pay attention to her day job as she works on satellites. I don't fancy one of those things crashing down because she's drifting off on one of her "thunks"! Angela had also won a charity auction so was "walking on" dressed in medeaval sackcloth as a member of the McKay worshipping country of Geldar...a wonderful country decorated with flags and painting of me...Heaven! Thanks to Angela for her charitable donations and her abuse for me not attending more conventions...please take care of that bear!

Angela had to share the set with Jane's father, Mr. Don Loughman who has told me many times to start calling him Don instead of Mr. Loughman...thus Mr. Don Loughman. He can be seen in "The Game" working hard with quill and parchment while McKay tries to persuade the beautiful and talented Laura Harris that while he was not a God, he was just as smart as one. Mr Don Loughman, by the way, is 86 years old, the father of the most brilliant and attractive woman on the face of the planet (Jane) and watches both SG1 and Atlantis every week with his friends Kathy & Paul...the creators of a mean curry buffet I might add. I think they're going to be rather jealous when they see their weekly guest up on the big screen (they've got a great TV) writing up McKay's country of Geldar's plans for war against Sheppard's feeble country of Hallona, and chatting up the blonde background at the same time. There really is nothing like a good English curry!

Last and least...only in stature...was the beautiful Liz who came to us from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. What a treat she got! A very grumpy McKay (and Hewlett for that matter) in a full space suit with a brutal day of techno-panic for the episode "The Ark". You won't be seeing Liz in any walk-on roles, but you should know that I worked her like a dog doing all the digital effects shots. You see, when they shoot a scene that requires digital effects, they have to get a clean, actor-less plate shot. I'm not sure of the specifics (I guess I better find out) but it requires some poor self-conscious member of the FX team to stand before the cameras holding a grey ball on a stick for a few seconds. The unfortunate soul then has to move the ball around a bit, spin it to reveal it's shiny silver side and then get laughed at and generally mocked by the crew. Liz has changed all that. She has now elevated the grey ball into an art form, and as a result got more than a few well deserved standing ovations. So much for me trying to make her life misery! She also convinced Martin Wood our director to let her have a go at the directing side of things. She quickly learned how to deal with difficult actors (I was the only one there for most of the day so she learned quickly) and soothed me about my performance with calming words like "That was only slightly terrible" and "good enough". All the best to her and her family. That said, I expect to be working with her again shortly. I've made her promise to hire me when she gets out of film school. Admitedly Liz is only 15 years old, but I need all the work I can get!

Peace (I'm a hippy now)

D!

117 Comments:

At 6:13 PM, Blogger Tammy Mc said...

First to post!!! At least while I am typing this out. I guess checking this blog 50+ times a day worked out for me. A visit to the Atlantis set would be a dream come true for me, especially meeting David Hewlett. ;) I could not think of anything better. I think I could deal with the snarcasm because my husband is exactly like McKay, and my kids even agree. I would be pretty good at sending it right back.
I am so glad that SGA was renewed for a fourth season. Way to go.
I am looking forward to McKay and Mrs. Miller. Two McKays, what more could one ask for....

Keep up the fantastic work David.

As always, sending you much love and admiration.

Tammy

 
At 6:45 PM, Blogger Scooterca42 said...

For those of us who have to bid in Canadian dollars... :( (although the looney's looking a tad better!) Still, the charities get the much needed cash and the winners get a true treat!
Through an un-named method, we're actually up to date on this season's episodes - not that we're not planning on watching when they FINALLY show up on TMN - and every one of them has been remarkable in one way or another. No weak eps at all.
And Tammy, do you know what would be worse than not meeting Mr. Hewlett? Meeting him and then NOT REMEMBERING! Mind you, it was a charity auction at a Toronto Trek con sometime back in the day, and there was this fun guy auctioning a script for this show I'd never watched, something about Kung Fu, and he practically sat in my lap...ran into him in the elevator and exchanged pleasentries, and then wondered why the irritating guy in SG1 looked so dang familiar...

Gah. Colour me dumb.

And congrats on the renewal.

 
At 6:53 PM, Blogger dana said...

OMG, you crack me up. I only found it the other day what thunk...and whump meant, I'm a fan of three years, but sadly behind with all these new fangle phrases.

*tsk tsk* Hands up everyone who identify with McKay! Yep, I thought so.

 
At 6:53 PM, Blogger crownglass39 said...

Jesus! You reprogrammed the bear!?
You are McKay aren't you?

I'm glad you posted, this weekend seems to be sucking (not in a good way) royally for most people. The post made me smile. I'd share my Cold Stone ice cream with you if I could, but my cat at the last of it.
~E

 
At 7:01 PM, Blogger elfgirl said...

Ha! My husband, also named David, has been gifted that book as well. (By his sister, which I guess really ought to have warned me..) Jane wins at life for stealing it from you.

Common Ground was excellent by the way -- my favorite episode this season so far. McKay was terribly cute, acting all Sheppard-y. And Ronon! With the looming! Er...I'll stop now.

Have a good week!

e.

 
At 7:05 PM, Blogger dee said...

I have to say that you are a very evil man with all the spoilers for these epsiodes that we won't see until next year sometime...but keep 'em coming. Rather have hints and teases than nothing at all.

Congrats on the renewal for season four! Need any new writers up there?

Keep up the good work and all of the McKay snark!
-dee

PS: Should I even mention the McKay Moose in my office at work? Or the picture of it on my blog? Nope. Not going to do anything like that. Not even going to mention the Ronon Bear a friend of mine has either. Neither has a voice box though...

 
At 7:33 PM, Blogger wordplay said...

*laughs* That book has seen many readings in our household, although we've often joked that to be truly accurate about the naughty habits of young boys, David's mother needs to spend a lot more time training young David to keep his hands out of his pants.

Sounds like great fun was had on the set this week; glad to hear that you enjoy visits as much as your visitors.

 
At 7:43 PM, Blogger tart said...

Peace (I'm a hippy now)

Always suspected this. Thanks for the confirmation!

 
At 7:56 PM, Blogger Aurora said...

Your posts always make me smile. :)

I have to say, I have no idea what "Thunk" is...kinda afraid to ask...lol.

A very big congrats on Atlantis getting renewed for a 4th season.

 
At 8:09 PM, Blogger Neth Dugan said...

You know, I just spotted this whilst I was talking to a friend of mine, pointed it out to her and we've just had a good time giggling. Then we went 'uh oh' after finding out some one had explaned 'thunk' to you.

As odd as it may seem, it really does sound fun to be snarked at all day by irritating actors who can reprogram bears.

And I can't wait to see those planets, I'm rooting for yours, by the way. Much Sheppard love but, Long Live McKay, all hail the Genius.


But seriously, some people do identify with McKay. I don't entierly. Well, I do in part but the guy is so different to me, he handled being different and probably picked on by the 'cool kids' differently to me so heck, not total identification. But it's nice to see some one you can at least partially identify up on screen, as a great character who regularly saves the day whilst still being true to himself.



But yeah, much laughter abound on this entry, and you could sell those bears!

 
At 8:12 PM, Blogger Mercury973 said...

Note to self- do not drink coffee while reading this blog. Somebody owes me a new laptop!

Thanks for the spoilers and actually keeping us "little people" informed. Shine on, you cray diamond.

 
At 8:22 PM, Blogger Cyn said...

Sounds like a wonderful day on set for everyone involved! Well, except for Teddy who had his speaking bits reprogrammed and now is terribly snarky when poked in the stomach! Woe. I'm really chuffed that you take the time to let us know what is going on in the life of you.

 
At 8:35 PM, Blogger Erynn said...

You evil bear reprogrammer you! Sounds like you had a lot of fun with the guests on set. And their bears. And books. And various and sundry other things.

Yes, yes. I can definitely see McKay as a God, though a deeply flawed and ultimately futile one. After all, he blows up solar systems -- or rather 5/6th of a solar system anyway. Not too many folks can pull that one off.

Can't wait to see more of you guys. The last few eps have been amazing and fantastic, and I'm waiting with bated breath (not baited -- I'm not fishy) for McKay & Mrs. Miller. Yay for multiple McKays!

 
At 8:50 PM, Blogger Willow Rosenburg said...

Hi David!

You are more than welcome to come on over to the GateWorld Thunk! I have deleted all my really *naughty* posts... I have! The Mods made me. Lol!

Would you mind telling Martin Gero he has an appreciation thread. *g*

I heard all about your behaviour on set during The Game... nothing but nice things.

Thanks for posting and any chance you may actually tell us something about McKay and Mrs Miller!!! Other then the lovely Kate Hewlett makes her debut in the Stargate verse.

I can't wait! *g*

 
At 8:58 PM, Blogger Ana B said...

You know, reading about these auction winners (or any kind of contest that allows you to get a "walk on" role on your favourite TV show) actually makes me a bit depressed... but maybe that's just the green jealousy monster in me screaming out!

I understand that having some overly excited foreigner chasing you around the set can be annoying, but... why can't there be these kind of things for international fans?!

And hold on...
Dude, you actually reprogrammed that teddy bear?! For real?!
I'm scared of even consider asking you how on earth you've managed to do it...
How incredibly McKay of you, mr. Hewlett! =D

~ Ana

 
At 9:23 PM, Blogger pavaneofstars said...

lol, David, you are so funny! Sounds like you had a great time with the special guests this week and I bet they had a great time too! Am so looking forward to McKay and Mrs. Miller in a couple of weeks. Thanks for keeping us updated! :D

Peace and love. :)

 
At 9:35 PM, Blogger your mother said...

HOW ARE YOU SO AWESOME?!

No, SRSLY.

 
At 10:18 PM, Blogger Addie said...

I am totally looking forward to 'the Game' now. You make it all sound brilliantly funny, even silver ball fx shots.
I must admit I too have been identifying with McKay lately. I passed out at work last week, and got stared at quite openly when I told the triage nurse I passed out 'from manly hunger'. I assumed it was probably the manly part that confused him, but it turns out he was just surprised I was an SGA fan too (I guess I don't look the type?).

 
At 10:24 PM, Blogger strivaria said...

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At 10:31 PM, Blogger strivaria said...

Of course I admit to loving McKay, he's snarktastic! =) Of course, I also admit to loving Beckett and Zelenka too, but that's neither here nor there.

Regarding the satellites... it's not mine that you have to look out for. They'll burn up like pretty little meteors on re-entry. It's things like the ISS and Hubble that you have to worry about.

And you know, if you really get the itch to attend a North American convention, there is DragonCon in Atlanta, GA. They have an excellent British Sci-Fi track with Doctor Who, Red Dwarf, Blake's 7 and even Tomorrow People for when you're not working. Plus the dealer room is HUGE; I'm sure you can find all kinds of Doctor Who stuff to spend your money on. ;)

Anyway, I may have said this once, but it bears repeating: Thank you! You and the rest of the cast and crew have given me an experience I enjoyed tremendously and will never forget

 
At 11:12 PM, Blogger SGAngeL said...

*Is Jealous* I wish I could go on set too... but I guess I will be in oh... 5 years when I graduate from college and will be writing for the show.

What? I can dream!

David, you're awesome!

Samantha

 
At 11:26 PM, Blogger Rebeccasaurus said...

Lol I am totally impressed with abusive teddy recordings! Perhaps it can be a task for all to record and snarky message on a teddy in a toys store for a random kid to purchase and enjoy :)

 
At 11:40 PM, Blogger Reichiru said...

Man you crack me up.

It would be interesting trying to explain a "thunk" obsession to someone. I have been wondering how much you might read around on gateworld. Those ship threads get pretty nuts. You have some crazy fans... Did I just admit I'm crazy? crap.

A lot of people really do identify with McKay. He's a hero to a lot of geeks out there that wish they could speak their minds as freely as he does. Myself included. You know it's bad when your own mother tells you you're having a "McKay moment" and to stop being so snarky. :P

I wish I could visit the Atlantis set... heck, I wish I could leave the state of Michigan once in a while. I'm still trying to get to a convention. That whole costing money thing is always a problem year after year...

Anyway, I guess I should go to bed. Thanks for the update! And have fun learning more about the secret language your fans speak in. :P

 
At 11:58 PM, Blogger icicle said...

i have nothing witty or snarky to say. currently distracted by hurricane headed toward my house. it's craptastic!

jealous of person that has snarky bear. *agrees with other person that thinks this could be a source of income for charity. wonders if snarky bear person is willing to create a line of snarky animal products. puts in order for snarky squirrel.*

on-set stories make me miss my roswellian days. damn you WB for destroying my show! queen hussy, where art thou?

the roswellian fiasco makes me glad that SG1 and SGA were not controlled by the WB. that independence and creativity by the writers and crew have led to awesome shows. wonders if remainings issues with the WB correlate to unhappiness with SG1 status.

must admit that it's the dialogue and writing that got me addicted to the stargate world. love shows that snark theirselves.

wonders if david and jane will sell their movie online. thinks this would be a good idea. has check ready to mail. i give you $15, you send me movie?

thinks ebay and 'a dog's breakfast' might be good place to start. i like ebay. i have an account. i have $15. hint, hint.

thinks that fictional mckay and actual human elysee sewell are twins...seperated by birth and reality. she snarks more than mckay!


to the auction winners: hang on to every memory. what you have is special and an unique private moment. i think it's totally awesome. none of you (including david) had to share your thoughts and experiences with the world. being the kind people that you are, you included other fans in your joy. i thank you very much- it's greatly appreciated. not much happiness in today's world- i thank you for sharing it with us and making our day brighter with warm thoughts. and i'm not to proud to admit i'm jealous. LOL

ponders that i know two davids whose last name begins with an H. david hewlett is a third person with same format. thinks this could be a conspiracy. wonders if someone could pull off a thesis on same subject.

currently singing "jane says" by jane's addiction. think of that song every time david mentions jane. i love that song, so it's all good.

side note to people with cable: youtube. "mckay and mrs. miller." that's all i'm sayin'.

thanks david and snarkers for making me smile during the upcoming craptastic week. i really don't want to do the whole "dorothy" thing again. maybe i can feed ernesto to snarky bear, eh?

-pamushka.

 
At 12:18 AM, Blogger Flo said...

So you now know what 'thunk' means... Welcome to fandom! :P

Congrats on the SGA renewal! Can you tell everyone in the crew and cast this Season 3 is really fantastic?

Thanks for making me smile, I needed it. :)

 
At 12:31 AM, Blogger M said...

Peace, hippy Dave (hehe),

Hmm, yes Angie mentioned her lovely adventures and did not reveal any secret spoilers, but said that she had a ball!

I'm rather envious - I would love to see the sets (I don't really care for being an extra) and meet the writing team and the cast.

Yes, pity it's a holiday next weekend or something - not American, have no clue, just found out - but I'm looking for to McKay and Mrs Miller too. 2 McKays tormenting the poor folks on Atlantis...

Poor Rodney - he has his sister and temporal/dimensional twin to compete with - is it going him a complex?

Uh, that's an interesting pic BTW... uh I dont't know many people who willingly dig their nose so publicly but uh you look cool! Can't see anything wrong with the hair, matey.

Take care :)

 
At 12:34 AM, Blogger Trouble said...

Teddy Bears again...

 
At 1:03 AM, Blogger Spubba said...

Yippee! Renewed for a fourth season! *lightswitch rave*

Your photo for this entry is glorious. I admire the brilliance that festers in your brainpan.

 
At 1:11 AM, Blogger Tipsywitch said...

Angela said she had a really good time and has kindly shown us some of the photos from her visit.

I know I live in the UK and I know it's a really really long way but what about a competition for us long lost fans in far off lands?

On saying that, I did win an autographed piccie of Joe at the Micheal Shanks Online auction in aid of the MS society of Canada. Can't be too upset really.

I tried to convince my husband that we needed to go to Vancouver for our holidays this year. He was having non of it. Ho hum, he knows me too well.

Oh dear, you know what thunk is now. *note to self, must change design on T-shirt for Peg2*

Bears, books, balls and hippy's???? Only you Hewlett, only you...

*Tipsy slowly shakes her head*

Best wishes to the family and "Peace Man"

 
At 1:40 AM, Blogger watcher652 said...

It's Atlantis year 3 and you just found out what "thunk" means? David, David, David. So busy working and so unaware of your fandom. That's kinda cute, actually. Oh, wait, that's a "thunk" comment, best to post that elsewhere.

You're just tempting us with all these spoilers, aren't you? Not that we weren't going to watch in any case. What does it take to be a ratings family anyway? Everyone I know watches both Stargate programs. Well, I do hang out with an exceptionally intelligent group of people...

Another congratulations on the Atlantis renewal.

And I also want some Hewlett convention appearances in the States. I vote for DragonCon, too. I think Paul had a good time last year and Rachel is coming this year.

Thanks so much for these little peeks into your world.

(By the way, what book is that? Don't make me take a print of that page to the bookstore to find out.)

Peace back at ya.

 
At 2:28 AM, Blogger Vive les Unas said...

Wow, you're picture is...well...I hope my little sister will not do the same by faniticism for yourself^^

McKay isn't so bad isn't he ? I'm sure a lot of fan could stand him easily, if they treat his ego with the respect it deserves. Such a genius must be considered with admiration !
Will you write an "Atlantis Set Touristic Guide" ? I'm sure a lot of person will buy it, you could show them McKay's bedroom, McKay's coffee mug, McKay's bathroom, McKay's fave sandwich, McKay's teddy bear...and by the way Sheppard's shampoo, Beckett's Scotch bottle (oh, please, don't be naive, how could he heal Wraith without a drink before ?) and of course Teyla's big sticks and Weir's armchair...

Anyways, every stargate thing a gater could get, he'll gate it !

Sincearly, VLU (from the FFFDH)

 
At 2:34 AM, Blogger ZoniDuck said...

Just in case you were wondering whether anyone is interested in your ramblings about work, I personally love reading stuff like this. You have a real flair for storytelling (and a very engaging style) that makes your posts a lot of fun to read. I suppose it doesn't hurt that you're writing about one of my favorite TV shows, but I have a feeling I'd enjoy your posts anyway.

Now that I'm done with the fawning and fangirling portion of my comment, I have to give you a wag of the finger for not giving a spoiler warning at the beginning of your post. You didn't spoil me any, since I've already read about The Game over at GateWorld (And let me just say, it does a fangirl's heart good to find out that McKay and Sheppard have been playing this game for two years. It's nice to know that the two of them have a friendship beyond what we see in the episodes.), but I imagine there are a lot of spoiler virgins who didn't know anything at all before reading your post. Just a little something to be aware of when interacting with the fandom.

Thanks again for posting!

 
At 2:40 AM, Blogger Cindy Abby said...

You guys seem to have a lot of fun on the Atlantis set! :) By the way, congratulations on the renewal for season four!

Thanks for keeping us updated. It's always a pleasure to read your posts, they just make my day!

 
At 2:53 AM, Blogger Flo said...

can't wait to see all these episodes, you make them sound sooo fantastic!! (i'll probably have to wait for my return from Scotland to watch them at home in France when they'll be broadcast, in june if we get a chance!)

those charity auctions are wonderful, only sad that they do not concern international fans...

great job with the teddy bear, hope you'll give us some clues to reprogramm others... ;-)

i'll stop now... keep posting (it's a real treat!) and don't forget to post sometimes on ADB blog (i crave for some news about the film)

big hugs from France ;-)

 
At 3:18 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

It is impossible to not love you to bits. *giggles*

Your teasing is mean, but please continue. ;p
I get to look forward to two McKays (drools lots and lots) and now......a planet of McKay worshippers?! *flails* I'm a bit disappointed that The Cult of Rodney wasn't called in as extras for that episode. Who better to play worshippers of McKay than actual worshippers of McKay?

Much love and adoration,
Jennifer

 
At 3:22 AM, Blogger dd said...

Rodney isn't a god ??? seriously. I'm chocked 8(

but we can wait this week end to see it's not the truth ^^ 2 mckay for the one price !!

I like when you make the clown, like on this picture. it's so wonderfull (i'm crazy so...)

just one thing, don't forget your ADB's blog please :)

sorry for my poor poor english, I like to spaek english widespread one day (and to live in Canada XD)...
I'm French, do you like french ??

Peace and love, dd (from the FFFDH)

 
At 3:23 AM, Blogger KaOs said...

To those wondering about the book, it's one of a series of popular kids' picture books about a badly drawn little boy who shares the same name as a certain actor whose blog we all read religiously - although personally I use the handy RSS feed and don't have to resort to checking the site 50+ times a day ;-) Next up is figuring out how to get an automated alert on my cell (aka. mobile).

DH, you have proven your 1337 geek skillz with the bear - am very impressed. Crack your neurons on this:

JZLML PQRL FDK F RIUUVB HLDM
FZPKL GPYRL FDK DVJLMLU QP EDYM
HB DQ LGYV SLQYIK PE SMLDJ KWYVV
FZP HLQJ HLDM JP ZYK FYVV
DQU QPF ELDM PE HLDM TYQYPQ FL KZDML

If you are really meticulous, there are two hidden messages to decypher.

Meanwhile, traveling on the film distribution train of thought, check out page 96 of the September issue of Wired magazine - it's an article on how Netflix is entering the theatre distribution business, by know where a film will do well ahead of time because they know how preferences of users correlate to physical geography.

Glad you are having so much fun, your joy is infectious!

KaOs

 
At 3:24 AM, Blogger Kathy said...

Mmmmmmmmmmm
English curry!
We're very proud to have invented such classics as the Chicken Tikka and Korma. You've inspired me to stink the office out this lunch time with a Korma.

Now I know what thunking is I still have to determine what whumping is. I suspect that it's not a food type of any kind.

 
At 3:46 AM, Blogger Red Phoniex said...

Hope i get the chance to bid for something as special as that at P2 :hint hint:

Thanks for the update, glad everythings going well. Can't wait for The Game, sounds great! We're all dieing over on the McKay/Hewlett thread on GateWorld with the two weeks wait for McKay and Mrs Miller. (Love the jacket!!! Very cool looking on you and very sexy)

Sorry if us hard core fans scare you, it's your own fault for being so brilliant. Over 15000 replies in your gateowrld thread has to say something :)

C ya
Red

 
At 3:56 AM, Blogger salivia_baker said...

always good to hear from the set and upcoming eps. Not that I have seen any eps from season 3 (well.. they aire 2x07 "instinct" next wednesday!that is real torture! thank god for the internet ;)). I watch some other nice Hewlett-Stuff and then go on with an SGA marathon.
Watched recently "Desire and Hell at Sunset Motel" and *hihi* nice sunglases^^ the clicking with teh fingers-scene in that restaurant wasgreat. Love it! another weird movie added to hewletts list *lol* Just love it. But "Elevated" was much more weird^^ jeez I just realized I made a hewlett-marathon *eek* "elevated" "autoerotica" "clutch" the "The Campbells" ep,... and still ave some stuff to go...
I didn't even realized that. OMG!

anyway..was was I gonna to say? *think*.. *think harder* .. nah forgot it.

I'm also happy for a fourth season (I do need my SGA-DRUG!). Maybe Bates returns.. nah don't think so. But if cours ethey have to kill and write out two hot guys from the show *miss Grodin and Bates*

ups off the track again. But this action thingy is a nice thingy only that it mades me don't like living in Europe. Seems all so far away *meh*

btw. any changes that there is a movie with Vincento Natali and David Hewlett again? love those films!

 
At 4:09 AM, Blogger Laitaine said...

Congratulations on the renewal for season four. That was excellent news, and I'm still smiling!

And thank you for keeping us updated with life at the madhouse; it sounds kinda crazy but loads of fun.

Have a good week,

Laitaine

 
At 4:30 AM, Blogger San5000 said...

Oh my, it does sound like you had a lot of fun with all your visitors - and guests on the set :-D

Pleased to know you appreciate the culinary delights of a good English curry but hope you're not washing it down with that weak :insert rude word: that is called beer over in the US and Canada :-)

Love all the hints about the upcoming episodes of SGA and many heartfelt and relieved congrats on the renewal for a 4th season ::big sigh of relief from over here even though I shall weep for SG-1::

I am so pleased you've not been put off of updating this blog by the massive response each time, and hope you continue with it. It's fun hearing from you.

 
At 6:27 AM, Blogger Mahlia Belonn said...

Thanks for the Information about the upcoming episodes (for which I am not holding my breath while waiting for them to be shown on Aussie TV). I love to hear spoilers and behind the scenes stuff.
As a proud member McKay/Hewlett Thunk Thread I have to say thanks for your wonderful performances and the way you are helping to keep us fans informed about how your career is going. Hopefully we will see you for many, many years to come.
Congrats on the renewal for Season 4.

Mahlia (Tattoo Girl)

 
At 7:07 AM, Blogger C.O.T.I. said...

Funnily enough you actually look good in that picture. Personally I would go for the pinky pick but I guess it all depends on nostril size.

Keep up the good...........work?

 
At 7:31 AM, Blogger Mrs Korber said...

You could probably market the teddy bear thing, you do realize that? SGA fans everywhere, buying McKay-abuse. Trading, even -- oooh, you got the Fumbles McStupid rant? I got the "Natural Selection is NOT working!" one...

The Make A Wish foundation thing? Very cool. I worked with sick kids, and things like that are ... huge. I don't know if you know that over at SGA. But it is.

And as my spousal unit is experiencing scalp deforestation (he blames the pine beetle and me, alternately), allow me to say, hey. Some men waste their hormones on hair. Others put them to better use. *g*

Enjoy the day,
and Namaste!

M

 
At 8:21 AM, Blogger sueKay said...

so you know what 'thunk' means now?

*runs away*

sorry :D

Ah curry...one thing I definitely don't have in common with you...I'm allergic to it!

So a busy week on set then? Can't wait to see 'The Game'!!!

And any tidbits about 'McKay and Mrs Miller' that you can share seeing as we're being made to wait an extra week? Pretty please!

 
At 8:23 AM, Blogger aurore said...

That pic! *shakes head*
Did Jane agree to take this? Or, as I suspect, did she she smartly let you do this on your own so she wouldn't have to take part of the blame?
Of course I'll never admit that it made me laugh because it would only encourage you ;-)

It's the first time I've ever seen an actor telling of his encounters with fans rather than the other way around! Thank you for taking the time to do this because we know there are more interesting things to do on a Sunday afternoon (though maybe not when it's pouring rain outside).

Oh my, Angela told you about the Thunk! She warned us she had explained it to you on set. I swear I didn't panic. I just tried to not remember what I could have written in my 140 or so posts in that infamous thread. Ahem.
I think she also asked you about the possibility of showing a certain movie at P2. No, that's not a hint, that's an elbow shoved in your side. Fans can get violent, you know ;-)

Enjoy your week! (ah, don't you hate it when people tell you that at the beginning of your working week?!)

Scooter, I feel your pain ;-)

Aurore

 
At 8:25 AM, Blogger Alexandra said...

You are a dork. An amusing dork, but a dork nonetheless.

(Pot calling kettle black, though.)

 
At 8:25 AM, Blogger aurore said...

Gee, forgot something:
I'm snagging the whole bit about your hair and putting it in a sig because I laughed so hard I had tears in my eyes.
Of course I wasn't mocking you, I just enjoy self-depreciating sense of humor.

 
At 8:41 AM, Blogger TCMJ said...

I don't know what "thunk" is either - Though I think I bought one from Ikea last week.

Speaking of McKay-alikes, I can nominate my brother. He's a Computer Physicist (he got the family brain cell) and even wears socks that say "shush, genius at work."

I'm so proud. I think.

 
At 8:43 AM, Blogger Dee Kay said...

Congradulations on your 4th season!

Is your new movie likely to be released via DVD anytime soon?

Your word "Thunk" most likely originates from here in the Southern US. We have our own completely unique list of words and pronunciations. You should check out Jeff Foxworthy's list of southern vocabulary.
Do you know what the most famous southern last words are?.... "Hey Yall, Watch this" =)

Take Care,

Dee

 
At 9:47 AM, Blogger korean_turte87 said...

like tammy mc said, a visit to the Atlantis set would be a dream come true. the best view i get of the Atlantis set is the outside of the buildings while passing by Bridge Studious on the skytrain...still haven't figured out which building is Atlantis, but I've got a good idea.

 
At 10:06 AM, Blogger dutch_eowyn said...

Yay! Another sneak peek in the life and times of David Hewlett.

*sits back and enjoys*

 
At 11:21 AM, Blogger samantha said...

YAY!!!

Another post! Yipeeee

Welcome to hippyhood, i'm sure you'll find it enjoyable ;)

Also? Two McKays!?! OMG HOT! These little spoilers are evil. Keep'em comin' please. Thanking you in anticipation.

Um....i also don't know what 'thunk' is. Frankly i'm a little scared finding out.

Anyway, thanks for the update. It is unusual for the great and the good to mix with the mere mortals so for that(and everything you do for that matter) you are very cool.

I will stop with the gushing now *g*

Sending good vibrations

 
At 11:28 AM, Blogger ShepsAngel said...

First of all many congrats on getting renewed for season 4. I think I scared my family a bit with all the squeeing I did over that.
Again with the spoilers, that aren't actually spoilers, just teasers. You truly are evil. I've been avoiding the spoilers for this season, but now I'm going to have to go and find out more about the episode "the game" because McKay as a God. That is just too funny.
Anyway, loving season 3 so far, definately the best season by far. Can't wait for more.

Peace (Woohoo, I'm not the only hippy around here.)

Take care :)

Angela

 
At 11:51 AM, Blogger BorgTeddy said...

Hi David :)

It sounds like you had a lot of fun on the set with your visitors.
I wish I could have been there too (of course so does everybody else here)

So you reprogrammed the teddy bear :)
Nice :) It's good that you like teddy bears because there will be more of them in your future.

I know some friends of mine will bring there Stargate Teddy's to P2.
And I will bring my Borg Teddybear.

It should be interesting to see if you can reprogram the BorgTeddy before he assimilates you ;)

He's allready made some victims in the SGA cast- Rachel,Loyd and David N have allready been assimilated.
And I'm hoping you will be next.

Don't worry, it won't hurt :D

 
At 11:55 AM, Blogger Trialia said...

Hey, speaking of threads, I wonder if there's one for my favourite Rodney 'ship... hmmm... *goes to look* and if not, I'm going to create it, because O_O.

 
At 12:01 PM, Blogger Peregrine said...

Yay! I am so happy you've updated. And I am jealous of every single person who steps on that set--and congradulate them, too. :D

Thanks again for the update. Looking forward to McKay and Mrs. Miller--two weeks, drat! I can't very well say two Mckays are better than one because the one is good enough for me! :D

It's a pleasure hearing people relate to McKay--I, myself, do the same, I'm afraid. :D And proud of it.

Have fun being McKay and I look forward to the newest update!

 
At 12:27 PM, Blogger Han said...

I wish someone would explain what 'thunk' means to me! In fact theres loads of words that escape me!

 
At 1:10 PM, Blogger Jwall said...

*is insanely jealous of Angie*

Still, the walk-on couldn't have happened to a cooler person.

And you do need to go to more conventions. Ones in the States, or general vicinity.

Or, you know, just head to Chicago to pimp the movie, and we'll be happy.

 
At 1:26 PM, Blogger stormysworld said...

Hi,
what a wonderful Blog!!!! I hope for many many postings of you (and more). To win a visit at the stargate set, that must be great, for me more than a win in the lottery.
To see all the fascinatingly thinks and actors, *ooooohhhhhh what a dream* *gg*!
I love your spoilers for the Stargate seasons *gg*.
My daughter is waiting for an visit of you to a german con. I'm sure many fans here do. I can't travel to it, but I hope for the other fans.

Have a nice week and lot fun at work! (I think you'll have)

 
At 2:18 PM, Blogger Arlessiar said...

Wow, I really envy these people who could spend a day on the set of SGA – although, being near you and your snarcasm can be hard sometimes, I think. ;)

And yes, thanks to Angela we already knew what you did to the Rodney bear! You bearnapped him, gave him a new recording – a pretty Hewletty thing to do I think. Well, I have to admit that it’s pretty cool that the bear also has your voice now.

Now you know what “thunk” means? That took you three years? Well, you live, you learn. ;)
Angela warned us that she told you about the thunk thread - I will not go and change any of my xxxx posts there (wait, where was my life again? Ah there, under the sofa…), what’s done is done. *g* But since this whole fandom thing must be overwhelming or even be a bit frightening sometimes, let me say that we’re not always a bunch of silly girls. We’re still pretty harmless, and we can be serious too. If we try real hard. Drop by and visit us someday if you like. Or probably not, might be better for your mental health.

So, your lovely sis Kate also has a blog now? Online Hewletts United, hu? *g*
Your nephew is really a cutie, by the way.

And please don’t ever stop these sweet love declarations for Jane! Not many guys talk about that so openly - I’m glad to hear that you two are still so in love! Even if Jane steals books. :)

Identify with McKay? Hard, I think. But he’s definitely my fav character on SGA. In real life I’d probably hate him, especially if he was my boss. But as long as I can just watch His Snarkiness on TV he’s adorable and really the most interesting character. Weird, this attraction.
Wish TPTB would grant Rodney a few more serious scenes and a bit more success though. People always laugh at him when he screws up, but they hardly praise him if he does something right. He may have a big ego and believe that he’s godlike, but underneath it all he’s craving attention and approval I think.

By the way, don’t worry about the hair, there’s still plenty left. Could be worse. Or the stylists really make a pretty terrific job…

Thanks for the update! You have a great way of writing, reading your entries is always a funny and interesting experience. This new entry and the crazy pic really made my day! I’ll probably lose my job now as I should be working and not reading your blog, but hey, one has got to have priorities… XD

 
At 2:36 PM, Blogger Muffin said...

Thanks for the update David had heard a few stories from some of those who won the roles back at Vancouver con. Its great to hear some more!

Regarding the bears... there are whole load of them out there.. Own a couple myself so you definately need to head over here for more cons to see them all!

Keep Smilin'

Emily

 
At 3:54 PM, Blogger Bek said...

As someone else pointed out, we're really back with Teddy bears again... Watch out for the flood of recordable (or mutilated) teddies next birthday.

It's so great to hear all the wonderful stories from days on the set with the charity auction winners and Liz. I bet for the most part they had a ball! Their experiences with you must have been horrid. you really must stop being so snarky to the guests Mr Hewlett...I'm so glad they were able to let your know what your acting is REALLY like... The directing comments were certainly called for, after all only a director can make an actor perform properly, eh?

Can't wait for the new episode. Loving your.. er your directors'... work. ;)

Oh and thanks for all the spoilers.

 
At 4:21 PM, Blogger Sal's Gal said...

...I'm positive that I have a photo of my daughter (who is now age 7) in a nearly identical pose...

It's a delightful trip to read your posts, David. Thanks, again, for touching base with your fans this way. I think it's awesome that you're blogging.

Now... how do I replace the recording in my daughter's Build-A-Bear with an audio-cap of Rodney? Hmm. She knows your voice, you see, and she's fond of saying "I know, can you believe that?!"

 
At 4:53 PM, Blogger Acrazyperson said...

Mr. David Hewlett,
*Giggle* I feel like waay giddy....as giddy as a school girl (maybe for the most part because I am a school girl) I absolutely love you. Though I was rather dissapointed that you weren't on firday's episode much. It was very Joe/John centric....but I'm ok with that :p. Anyway My dream has always (as in ever since SGA started) to meet you :D lucky people. Either you or Michael Shanks....:p I call you Michael, and David Nykl my geek squad.....cuz you play adorable geeks that I love. anyway Snarcasm is my first language...then I learned english....:p though Snarcasm is an english based language. well one my last thought before I post this...I'd ike to say you have earned spot number noe on my Favorite actors list :p

~Anne

 
At 6:26 PM, Blogger mhera/lemonchicken said...

I can't believe you would tear into a teddy and reprogram him - caught a bit of that "fluff lust" have you? He'll have to go to teddy therapy now! *g*

I've yet to congratulate you on SGA season 4, so congrats!
It's good to hear that the guests had a great time this past week. Although, who wouldnt?

Im really getting anxious to see all these new episodes your taunting us about, but alas Canada has only aired season 1 of SGA and so Im first looking forward to seeing "Grace Under Pressure" - Mckay and Carter make great episodes!

And a bit for everyone else, the David books (for toddlers) are by David Shannon, and are quite humourous.

Love and support always.

 
At 6:30 PM, Blogger Dr.Trina said...

Well, the myriad of comments about "thunk"-ing and such have convinced me that the throng of David Hewlett fangirls is scary.
And that picture proves that even famous people pick their nose. The worst part is that it looks so natural. Is that your default picture-taking pose?
Thanks for letting everyone know what's up on set and what crazy fans to look out for in upcoming episodes!
One last thing: After reading all the comments; what's up with the bears?

 
At 6:57 PM, Blogger mhera/lemonchicken said...

lol ... have you read his previous post about the teddy-terrorizing dog?

 
At 7:07 PM, Blogger howwat said...

DO YOU REALLY READ THESE COMMENTS?

Well, I didn't read any of your shit because it was too long. It made my eyes start trembling just looking at it.
Do you really type as fast as Rodney McKay? Did it only take you 60 seconds to type that whole blook?

 
At 7:13 PM, Blogger Randomite said...

I feel like posting a comment even though I can't think of any comment other than this.

 
At 7:22 PM, Blogger kamelion said...

That does it. I want *your* job.

Getting more and more excited about the upcoming eps...and try not to give these poor people too much crap. That whole karma thing, you know.

kamelion *wink*

 
At 7:55 PM, Blogger RunTotoRun said...

It's great that your job lets you meet people from all backgrounds who enjoy your work!

Also, it's so cool that Jane's dad extended you the courtesy of calling him by his first name. That's so friendly and completely accepting and, unfortunately, a gift not everyone gets the chance to receive.
(Disappointed with my standoffish inlaws? Me?)
;-)
Anyway, I'm having a good time with SGA and I'm REALLY looking forward to the next episode. :D

 
At 8:04 PM, Blogger NayNay aka Nicki said...

I would love to have that bear. And oh to get to visit the set with all of those thunkalicious men, David inparticular! I can't wait for next week, two McKay's in one episode, oh the joy.

 
At 6:34 AM, Blogger charlotte said...

wow sounds like they all had a really good time! love the idea of you changing the voice box in the teddy... which looks a bit like you btw. (she's posted it on gw mckay/david thunk thread) you look very erm... 'evil genius' holding the p90! lol made me smile. :) have a good week and keep up the great snarky acting!!!

 
At 6:37 AM, Blogger Auliya said...

*cackle*

I have that book, my kids love it.

I just wanted to thank you David for teaching me snarcasm. I've quite enjoyed using it. In fact, I was snarcastic with your sister on her latest blog entrance, which is very enjoyable. (Her blog, not my snarcasms...no I enjoyed that too.)

Anyway, I'm always so late to post comments here...do you read all this?

Quick question? Did you get the pressie from The #1 David Hewlett fansite/Loving David Hewlett forum? We sent out the birthday comment booklet among other little trinkets. Haven't heard about that as of yet and wanted to know that it arrived since I sent it out in April.

Enough of my babbling.
Big hugs to you and Jane!

 
At 8:54 AM, Blogger Cazilie said...

Thanks for updating again and amusing us all with your wonderful social/work life! They make McKay bears? Do they come with a string you can pull and say "Hello! A genius here!"

Sounds like your guests had a fab time! I can't wait till SGA season three shows over here in the UK! (I can't believe they're making us wait till October!) I'm looking forward to 'The Tao of McKay' and 'McKay and Mrs Miller' (You get *two* episodes named after you? Way to go!)

Congratulations on getting a season four. Hope things are going great with 'A Dog's Breakfast' (and here's hoping they show that film in the UK!)

 
At 7:14 PM, Blogger FG said...

I want a snarky bear! That would be so awesome.

-FG

 
At 6:29 AM, Blogger RoaringMice said...

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At 6:31 AM, Blogger RoaringMice said...

Hi!

Several people here have asked what "thunk" actually means. Here's my impression:

Roaringmice is shopping at Tesco, looking at, say, their lovely selection of pre-prepared Chicken Tikka Masala. She feels someone move in beside her, and hears a male voice ask her, "Can you pass that to me?" Turning toward the man, she realises that it's David Hewlett. Numbly, she tries to smile, and hands the Chicken over. He thanks her and turns away.

Thus, THUNK. As if she's been hit by a blow to the head.

As for "whump", which some also asked about: that's the mental or physical abuse of a character. For example, if you saw SGA's most recent episode, Joe Flanagan's character, Sheppard, got seriously whumped. Can also be used as such: that episode had some serious whumpage.

Hope this helped.

 
At 7:25 AM, Blogger The Faithful Puppy said...

I love you! You are such an awesome actor. I love loopy Rodney! They have to have more episodes where you get to do that. It was hilarious

 
At 9:13 AM, Blogger Becky S said...

It sounds like a bizzy and fun week on set. Glad to hear about Liz, sounds she not only has learned how to handle difficult actors (but somehow I doubt you where that difficult with her - Martin, on the other hand...) It sounds like she may have figured out how to handle about any challange she finds in life too. Good for her!!

 
At 9:20 AM, Blogger Teknikal said...

new comment!!!!!!!!!!!
a set visit would be soo cool!!!
aw crap this has to be a short message i have to be at martial arts training in *cough* 15 minutes *couh*
but..much love and hugs and high fives
when you venture to england for p2..stop off in ireland!! we'll be glad to have the king of the snark!!!
T

 
At 11:11 AM, Blogger watcher652 said...


thunk
: The sound made when one hits the ground due to a superb male/female specimen.

In other words, drool-worthy.

whump: A fandom term, commonly used by fan fiction authors (particularly in the Stargate genre) to describe physical and/or mental abuse laid on a character in a story.

Interestingly, if you google "thunk whump definition", the first link is to a McKay/Hewlett Thunk Thread entry on GateWorld.

Oh, and I just noticed this, but I think you want to be a "hippie", David. If you're "hippy", that suggests a wideness is a certain area of your body. Which thunkers appreciate. The body part, not the there-is-definitely-none wideness.

 
At 2:34 PM, Blogger crazymom said...

So, is Mr. Loughman single? He made me think of my 85-year-old friend Janie, who showed me up in Spanish class last night by doing her homework when I didn't. I did write a very nice composition about Stargate Atlantis in Spanish, but that only got me the evil eye from the teacher since I didn't have the actual assignment finished. She relented a little when I promised to bring chocolate cake AND my verb conjugations next week. She even took my composition and agreed to correct it for me, although there was some eye-rolling involved.

We love McKay because he is so funny, and perhaps because my 15-year-old son resembles him so much. He told his Digital Works teacher today that she took way to too long to get to the point when explaining copyrights to the class. He assures me he said it politely, but he also said she didn't seem to appreciate it. At least he was polite...

 
At 7:25 PM, Blogger Hatusu said...

Thanks for telling us about the fans who won the charity walk-ons. I've been wondering how all those walk-ons were going. It seems they inflicted them on two of the nicest guys in Stargatedom, you and Martin Wood.

Unfortunately, you left out their on-line names. Luckily, Strivaria posted to your blog.

Thank you for being so nice to me on set in Vancouver last March. I love the clip to your film that I've seen. It's very funny.(((Hugs)))
Hats/Bonnie

 
At 8:31 PM, Blogger Kliggs said...

David, thank you so much for telling us a little about the auction winners experiences on the set. Often times you know a person has won a walk-on role and then you never find out what happens. It was lovely to get that little insight.

 
At 3:06 AM, Blogger Liloow-Vena said...

I've to admit I don't read all the article. Because reading english is exhausting for me (I'm french)... Actually I'm reading a book in english and it's exhausting so... everything in english is exhausting for me. (except maybe Stargate's episodes not the news but olds) It's enough for me.

Well I'm telling you my l:life and I think it's not intersting you...

So I'll go back to my everyday life, preparing the new years which comes.

See you.
Liloow (from the FFFDH)

Ps: Peace and love, bro'! *ball*

 
At 3:15 AM, Blogger Lordsyla said...

Love!

Always humour in your picture... XD

Little time to understand all you've said because I'm tired. Too much parties with my friends :p
"This is the story of my life!!!"
A Teddy bear of you... O_o
lol
Nothing to say it's just so terrible and astonishing. But when I see my friends of the FFFDH (like Vive les Unas or Lilow our *ball* ;) ) I ask myself if they don't have one.

Identifie with McKay... Why not but not at all, just for some defect (or quality :p).

I'm jus thinking... If you want to see a world with flag of you (I agree with with you, it might be Heaven. But only with flag of me :p).

I speak, I speak (not a lot in fact but I can't found my words).
To finish (end of your martyrdom) SG's fan are speaking a lot about the hypothetic end of SG1 and the fourth season of SGA. Lots of them say that it's unfair that SG1 stops. Why? The serie has lasted ten years! It's much. (Less than The small house in the meadow (good title?) ). And, maybe, some actors will able to play in SGA.
All things has an end. Why not SG1?
Life continues and all serie pass but we remind the best like SG1 .
(lots of work with Atlantis to be on the first place of the podium... a little... just continue!).

Kenavo!

 
At 3:24 AM, Blogger Aly said...

I only just found out what Thunk means, and it wasn't what I thought. Also if that is what Thunk means ... what on earth does Whump mean.

It's very interesting to hear about some backstage goings on, I often watch shows and think about what its like to make them and this is a nice insight into part of it :)

 
At 11:24 AM, Blogger nany said...

Hello!
I'm french and i don't know write english verry well but i understand, so don't worry if you don't understand me. I don't read all the article but i get it the more important ( euh I think )
You are a great actor and i love how you play the doc' Rodney Mckay!
There are mistake in my comment, escuse me!

Good luck for stagate atlantis
Nany (from the FFFDH)

 
At 2:33 PM, Blogger BJD said...

Crikey! I had to create a whole new blog just to post a message to you! Guess you're worth it! *wink*
Love your character on SGA, I just recently began watching episodes and I am hooked on the show! I have quite a few to watch to catch up with what is going on though lol!

 
At 4:24 PM, Blogger Juliette said...

Dear Mr. Hewlett,
I was curious about how the atmosphere is on both SGA and SG1 sets after SciFi has announced they will not continue SG1? Please don't get me wrong but since Mr. Anderson has left the show it has felt different in a not so positive way for me and when he is on, they write him looking stupid. O'Neill is not or ever has been stupid just a little dense when it comes to Carters explanations of the universe. I also miss General Hammond, he kept the other characters grounded and he is a good straight man for O'Neill. The storyline is pretty good and I would like to see more of the Ori but with less silliness from the maim characters except Teal'c who is never silly.
So what is everybody's thoughts.
Juliette

 
At 6:00 PM, Blogger atlantis_fan said...

Hi!

Just another one of your fans stopping by to say hello! I really enjoy Atlantis and McKay is my absolute most favorite character ever. I'm enjoying your blog and all the little spoilers you've been giving for upcoming episodes! I'm of course looking forward to "McKay and Mrs. Miller" as I've been hoping to learn more about Rodney's sister ever since she was mentioned in "Hot Zone" and "Letters from Pegasus"! I also think it's great that your sister is playing the part of Rodney's sister!


Thanks!
atlantis_fan (from LiveJournal)

 
At 6:39 PM, Blogger Emma said...

'We wasted two and a half hours....and a mouse' still breaking into fits of giggles over that one a week later, though maybe not so amusing to fellow passengers on the bus this avo.

Shame about SG1, great about the forth season....keep up the good work.

 
At 9:13 AM, Blogger Orlane said...

[Hello!
I'm french and i don't know write english verry well but i understand, so don't worry if you don't understand me. I don't read all the article but i get it the more important ( euh I think )
You are a great actor and i love how you play the doc' Rodney Mckay!
There are mistake in my comment, escuse me!

Good luck for stagate atlantis
Nany (from the FFFDH)]

I agree with Nany (nany je t'adoore j'avais pas vu que tu avais écrit la) I have to say good luck too. For the future. I hope you will stay the doc' rodney mckay!

 
At 5:30 PM, Blogger Linnea AKA "Elnea" said...

Make-A-Wish is a fabulous organization.

It's great you were able to help make a wish come true.

Have a great weekend.

 
At 5:33 PM, Blogger Feonix said...

You make my Thump-Thump go Bump-Bump

 
At 11:26 PM, Blogger Pupitmiser said...

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At 11:28 PM, Blogger Pupitmiser said...

lol, you really are like Rodney Mckay from Atlantis. Didn't know u had a blogspot; that's great. Sad as it may be, your character is almost my role model; even b4 your Atlantis days. Huge Fan - If you're ever interested in computer developments currently in progress stop by http://pupitmiser.blogspot.com

 
At 5:30 AM, Blogger Liloow-Vena said...

waou 100 comments! i feel like to post the 101st, like the dalmatians.

(i know i already posted one...)

*ball*

 
At 11:38 AM, Blogger Chrystalline said...

Wow. I cannot imagine you have time to read ALL of the comments you're getting, even with anonymous posting disabled, but man, I can't think of a better way to announce, "I'm one of you, see!?!"

Anyway, enough of that. (She didn't explain "squee" did she?;)

"You see, when they shoot a scene that requires digital effects, they have to get a clean, actor-less plate shot. I'm not sure of the specifics (I guess I better find out) but it requires some poor self-conscious member of the FX team to stand before the cameras holding a grey ball on a stick for a few seconds."

I didn't see any comments on this; it's so they can get the lighting and reflections right. Digital elements stand out like a cardboard cutout if the lighting color and direction don't match, and nothing screams FAKE like a reflective surface with no actual reflections on it. (Yeah, knowledge I got. Money & connections, not so much;)

 
At 5:12 PM, Blogger dallandra said...

First time posting.
I would love to visit Vancouver let alone the set of the show.

On another note, in Toronto this weekend Paul McGillion, otherwise known as Carson Beckett, was at the FanExpo. At the Q&A he revealed that you (as in David) are quite the prankster...

Sounds like the cast has lots of fun

Ciao
Chantal

 
At 5:58 PM, Blogger Jan said...

saf

 
At 3:32 AM, Blogger Meghan said...

Yay for visitors! And Yay for tormenting said visitors! Yeah, I entered that "Win a Walk on Role" contest over at Sci-Fi.com, but there is little to no chance of winning...although I do have a connection to someone up there in Sci-Fi's "Power's That Be" (TM)

 
At 11:10 AM, Blogger Jan said...

Hmmm... my last 'comment' was a flub of the thumb, three letters that got whisked away into cyberspace when I accidently hit the "publish" button. Color me embarrassed!

I see a recurring motif of stuffed-animal abuse running through your blog...

 
At 8:34 AM, Blogger apban said...

"A very grumpy McKay (and Hewlett for that matter) in a full space suit with a brutal day of techno-panic for the episode "The Ark"."

So I take it the competition among the writers, 'What can we do to David now?' is still going? =)

 
At 1:06 PM, Blogger nomidalantian said...

damn, why do i have to live in england where the walk on competitions and stuff are unavailable to me? Well, thats all going to change when i go to Canada for uni/gap year...albeit in about three years time when i've done with high school but whatever... hey h0rrid, do you actually read all these comments? Anyone who reads this, my blog gets NO COMMENTS!! someone please comment on my blog!! PLEASE!!! anyway, I'd love to act in a sci-fi show when i'm older, Naomi Wong everyone remember that name! David! look me up- smuggle me a part, please!! whatever, i'm coming off all desperate...hehehe, I'm not that desperate to act...honest... I've only got one callback so far...but then again, i've only been to one audition so far...whatever i'll shut up now...

 
At 2:02 AM, Blogger Julie said...

Hi! I just wanted to say, I love you more than is conceivable, and probably more than is natural given the fact that I've never actually met you *grins sheepishly* My roommate introduced me to Stargate Atlantis last year, and I adored it instantly (mostly because of you. A little bit because of Joe, but mostly because of you). I was driven to seek out other shows/films you've been in. So far, due to my general lack of free time and disposable income, the only one I've successfully obtained so far is "Boa vs. Python." I thought it was a cinematic masterpiece (I'm only half-kidding, actually...I was crazily entertained by it). Next I'm planning on finding "Cube" and "Scanners 2." Seriously, I'd watch you do anything; you just have this amazing expressiveness... Alright, sorry, didn't mean to fawn quite so much.

My roommate and I can't wait for "McKay and Mrs. Miller," partly because ever since we heard of the episode we've been hoping to see you act with your sister (I bet awesomeness runs in the family).

I'm sure you probably won't even read this (you have 100+ comments on every entry, after all), but if you do, know you have a ridiculously avid fan who loves your work in all forms, especially in the form of Dr. Mckay :)

-Jules

p.s. I envy the people who got to visit you on the SGA set to a monumental degree. Sounds like you helped them have an awesome time (even if you call it 'abuse').

 
At 11:22 AM, Blogger Princesse Nutella said...

My god! this picture is... I can't translate in english...
I saved it on my computer... You don't have the same, but bigger? I want it as wallpaper for my computer screen... lool

 
At 3:46 AM, Blogger Randomite said...

Totally irrelevant but most important announcement:

My Birthday is in 4 days! Actually 5 days for people in the northern hemisphere I think.

 
At 1:46 AM, Blogger RankNFiled said...

When I was awaiting my medical discharge from the Army due to an injury, I found myself channeling my inner McKay. It was very theraputic, lol. I can definately see why people identify with the character. He's realistic in the way he deals with a lot of the situations, as in I think most people would react the same way rather than be cool and calm.
I am a definate McKay fan, and the funny thing is, when I was in the Army, nine times out of ten the other soldiers I talked to agreed.
We like McKay becuase he says what everyoen is thinking and no one has the nerve to say.
So, continue to be awesome, Mr. Hewlett, and I eagerly await the show each Friday.

 
At 1:09 PM, Blogger Lt.Col O'Malley said...

That seem cool to be with the cast and director of the Stargate atlantis series.It's on of my dream to be a guest in one episode

 
At 10:50 PM, Blogger Lisa Lisa Bo Bisa said...

To whom it may concern,

I get the feeling that you intend your posts to be amusing. I give you an A for effort (though I've always wondered - shouldn't that be an E for effort?), and to make your attempts worthwhile, I will humor you with a laugh. ha. haha. haha...cough...ha. Wait, I can do better... HAHAHAHAHAHAH!

There you go.

;-) I am only messin with ya. You're the bomb. Love what you do with McKay, etc. etc. (Not that you'll ever actually SEE this post, since it will be lost among the plethora of posts from all your other loyal subjects, but what the hell).

Sincerely and with hugs,

Lisa.

 
At 6:32 PM, Blogger katrina said...

hi david
Just so you know, there is a future Stargate Atlantis employee on your blog/website. I'm friends with Mhera, and she is applying to go to film school in Vancouver, and is bound and determined to work on Stargate Atlantis someday soon. So you may have more youngin's bossing you around before you know it. Keep up the good work, and I hope you come visit us at Toronto Trek real soon! (Hint Hint)

 
At 1:36 PM, Blogger perfectheory said...

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At 1:38 PM, Blogger perfectheory said...

I admit to relateing to Mckay in an extreme way myself...also I compare every guy I consider dateing to him looks, and personality wise...he is perfect!!!

 

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