We’re overjoyed to reveal that the next guest for Brad Wright’s Conversations in Sci-Fi, our in-depth interview podcast hosted by the co-creator of Stargate SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe, is the genius-grade writer/producer Joseph Mallozzi.
In this episode, Brad catches up with Joseph about the old days in the trenches of the Stargate Writers Room. They discuss new Stargate, Dark Matter mini-series potential and… Dr Vampire PI Legal?
Joseph of course is an executive producer and writer for the three Stargate television series, on top of being the Stargate Ice Cream Throwdown winner in 2010.
A fan-favorite writer/producer within the Stargate canon, in 2012 Joseph and his writing partner Paul Mullie developed Dark Matter as a comic book, before adapting it for TV in 2015. He also created the sci-fi hip-hop musical Utopia Falls for Hulu, and is currently working on a dizzying number of TV projects, including an adaptation of Brian McClellan’s ‘flintlock fantasy’ series, Powder Mage, and a Dark Matter miniseries to give the show a worthy conclusion following its heartbreaking cancellation in 2017.
We have enjoyed a great season so far with some brilliant guests. After this episode dive into the previous conversations in sci-fi with:
Michael Shanks – Brad reveals he has written lines for Daniel Jackson recently, Michael explains how he made Daniel his own, as well as covering the enduring enigma of Richard Dean Anderson, and how a lightning storm nearly took out the Nox.
Amanda Tapping – Amanda and Brad recall her audition, share their memories of the late Don S. Davies, and address the problematic aspects of early episodes, ‘Children of the Gods’ and ‘Emancipation’.
David Hewlett – David revealed how he repeatedly pranked Jason Momoa on set and shared his experience of working with director Guillermo del Toro. Brad also teased that whilst the original cast – including McKay – will be “around”, the long-mooted new Stargate series will focus on a new, younger team.
Ben Browder – Ben shares a hilarious story of bunking with Richard Dean Anderson in the Arctic, reveals an embarrassing encounter with Dustin Hoffman as a young actor, and talks about the scriptwriting process behind his two episodes of Farscape, ‘Green Eyed Monster’ and ‘John Quixote’.
Robert Picardo – In this podcast you can enjoy Robert asking the important question, “why are bald men in sci-fi so sexy”, listen to them discuss the sale of MGM to Amazon, and hear an amazing story about Jack Lemmon, rubber vomit, a pornographic photo.
Eric McCormack -The star of Netflix’s Travelers joins Brad to reveal the plans for Travelers Season 4 and compare notes on sitcoms vs sci-fi.
Naren Shankar – Brad and Naren discuss their time working together on The Outer Limits, what it is like working with Amazon, the science in Star Trek, as well as how to create alien weaponry with common gardening equipment.
Few people have shaped the VFX industry as much as Rob Legato has. On top of his three Visual Effects Oscars – for Titanic, Hugo and The Jungle Book – he also provided the effects for Apollo 13, Armageddon and the first Harry Potter film. But before all of that, he was the guy who brought the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) to life.
In television, movies, and books the most exciting love is when those loves align – there is eros, but more importantly, there’s amor – true love. That’s why one of the most compelling pairings in Star Trek is Captain Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula) and his first officer, Sub-Commander T’Pol.
In the process of talking to John, we watched him rummage around to find a dusty external hard drive absolutely rammed with unique behind-the-scenes photos which had gone unseen for over a decade. We’re excited to present seven of them to you here…
KAWOOSH! KAWOOSH! This being the noise the Stargate’s unique, liquid effect made as it activated. It’s iconic, it’s weird and John and his crew had to not only recreate it on a TV budget, but do so weekly, at the same time as not contradicting the movie or alienating an element of the still nascent SG-1 fandom.