Off and on over the course of GateWorld’s 10 years on the Internet, we’ve experimented with editor blogs, columns, weekly news briefings, and other ways to give you and us a chance to just talk. Our news coverage is meant to be more traditional (read: formal) than most of the blog-style science fiction coverage available online today, but the result is that we’ve had a hard time finding places to kick back and be ourselves.
Now, of course, David and I have our weekly podcast. That’s huge fun, but also takes you an hour to get through each week. Only a small portion of GateWorld readers are also regular show listeners. So in an attempt to shoot the breeze with the rest of you, let you know what is on our minds and what we are working on behind the scenes, this week we’re kicking off an experimental new Friday column.
It’ll be sometimes silly, sometimes serious, sometimes about site updates and secret projects, and sometimes just give you a chance to tell us what you think of the current state of Stargate and the job we are doing.
I’m not entirely sold on our inaugural title, “For Cryin’ Out Loud!” — though it does show that there is plenty of room for us all to be occasionally exasperated in these Friday sessions. Give us a shout if you can come up with something better!
One thing we gave up doing a few years ago (for lack of time, not desire) was our Letters to the Editor section. You long-time GateWorlders might remember it, including some entertaining opinions and once even a reply letter from a Stargate producer. We still get interesting mail and some good questions. So we’re inviting you — not just this week, but on an on-going basis — to write in and tell us what you are thinking, make a suggestion, and/or ask us a question. Please let us know if your message is a Letter to the Editor or otherwise meant for Friday’s column. Otherwise, if we think you might want your question private, we’ll keep your message just between the two of us.
So, think of Friday’s column as a place for us to write about Stargate and GateWorld goings-on a little less formally, and for you to ask questions and share opinions.
We have some ideas for what to talk about in the coming weeks, but first we want to hear from you! If there’s something you have always wondered about the site (“Why don’t you post news more often?”), something that irks you (“Why do you allow such negative comments?”), or something about SG-1, SGA or SGU that has been puzzling you (“Why do you keep saying that Destiny is ‘hundreds of thousands of years old,’ when it is clearly millions of years old?”) — here’s your chance.
We can’t wait to start the conversation!