Hello I Must Be Going

The good news: Hey, look! I (represented by my name) am on the cover of the Official Stargate Magazine! Superimposed on Richard Dean Anderson’s head!

The bad news: It’s the last issue ever.

Clearly, I’ve killed yet another magazine. I’m sorry, man. I don’t know how this keeps happening.

And, Mr. Anderson: I do hope my name scrubs off eventually.

(image snurched from here)

18 Comments on “Hello I Must Be Going”

  1. “Clearly, I’ve killed yet another magazine.”

    Oooh. Think you could get a gig with National Review?


    (Seriously, maybe this is your mutant power. Your X-Men name could be Bestine! “Keep an eye out for Bestine, pressmen. He’ll dissolve your inks and leave you with a hell of a headache.”)

  2. Another good X-Men name would be ‘The Dip’ (you know, from Who Framed Roger Rabbit – the stuff they use to kill toones (who are made of ink)). :)

  3. Crap! All these years and I didn’t even know they had a magazine dedicated to SG. …and now it’s gone. Sniff.

  4. The first thing I thought was, “Why is Richard Dean Anderson posed in front of a “Universe” stargate?

    Crud, I’ve become one of *those* geeks.

  5. Are you talking about planets that move (as opposed to the geocentric ones that stand still), or how to move a planet (like in a U-Haul)?

    (And I can commiserate as a thing-killer. Every club I’ve belonged to went under when I had to step up as president. Don’t ever put me in charge of anything!)

  6. While attempting to wrap my head around the concept of a Stargate magazine, I have a question. Why is it that even though the design of the stargates should look older and less refined through each series because of the age of the individual design, that Atlantis stargates looked better than SG-1 stargates and Uni stargates look the spiffiest of all?

  7. “The bad news: It’s the last issue ever.”

    I expect that I might have purchased the kind of magazine that would publish articles by you about moving planets but I was not aware that this magazine existed. This may explain their demise.

    (On second thought, since it appears that it is a fan magazine dealing with a series of television programs, it may be that its potential readership base was rather restricted anyway. Ah well, ’tis a moot point now.)

  8. @13: The ancients started out on Earth (no Nivenesque bad biology here), build the first network of stargates, then later left their home galaxy for the Pegasus Galaxy and Atlantis, wheere they build the 2nd generation gates. This really didn’t work out all that well for them. Building the Uni ships was one of the last things they did before becoming Beings of Pure Thought and losing interest almost entirely in their cousins and former allies.

  9. @15: The Ancients are some of my favorite aliens ever. I like how they just gaily screw things up For Science, then do the equivalent of moving without paying the last month’s rent once the place is trashed. They leave all their stuff laying around without a care for who might do bad things with it – YP/NMP, as my friend Laura is wont to say. Then they move to the Pegasus galaxy and they do it again. Finally, when they’ve screwed up the mortal plane about as much as they possibly can, they ascend and start futzing about on a glowy, incorporeal level. Only then do they pretend to grow some ethics and get all, “Oh no, we shall not meddle!” (also known as: YP/NMP, but it sounds more noble coming from a guy without a mortal existence.)

    They’re high and mighty and screwed up and I can totally see some of us evolving toward that. I kind of love those guys.

  10. @15 at the risk of being labeled a total geek (actually we are about thirty*cough* years too late for that), The Uni gates came before the Milky Way gates, hence their limited range and inability to handle large amounts of power.

    Plus if you look at how they all function…Uni gates, the whole thing spins; MW gates, the inner ring spins; Atlantis gates, the whole thing is stationary and the lights “run” around the ring” plus a nifty shield. Seems like a natural progression of advancement.