Tuesday, April 3, 2007

No, but seriously...

You're all too clever by half, aren't you...
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I was outed by Lili in Argentina in about, um, 80 seconds after posting. I mean, couldn't you give me at least one "Really?! I can't believe it.." kind of post? - No - you guys knew it was just too outlandish to be true... Sheesh. I mean, I tried to pick something that could happen. It's not like I was going to take over command of Atlantis or something...
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I didn't even know they had April Fools in Argentina.
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Well good for you. The real April Fools was the spelling of Joe's name. I was wondering who was going to correct me on that. I just see his name spelled with only one Z. I think you all know what I mean. ;-)
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I did some publicity yesterday for the MGM website - a short interview in front of the gate. It was a very pleasant interview, but I felt like a real doofus doing it. It was mostly about the back half of season three, which was shot months ago, and I couldn't remember anything about it... So if you see it and I come across as not knowing what I'm talking about... you're right.
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I'll leave you with some pictures from a costume fitting from a couple of weeks ago...



74 comments:

Liz said...

Hey, I was ALL for the love of Zelenka and I didn't see it as being so outlandish so THERE.

(But YOU did give yourself away with the horrible web speak ;) Only teen girls, preteen boys, and ME use "OMFG" in even remote seriousness.)

Either way, Happy April 3rd! :D

Spubba said...

From the back, your costume looks kind of like one of those Asimo robots that dance at conventions and stuff... y'know, they do the robot...

I should make myself useful and go read that interview now, shouldn't I?

*fleeeeeeeeeeeees*

Dr Z said...

It's a video interview, Spubba. You can't read me being stupid, you get to see me being stupid. In a few weeks, probably. MGM website.

faithchan said...

Well I just figured it was revenge for Joe spelling your name "Nykel" in his blog.... ^_^

Denise said...

LOL on the costume fitting. Joe M. had some pics up a while ago, too. But aren't you supposed to ask: "Does this spacesuit make me look fat?"
;-)

Carolyn said...

I honestly didn't notice the name spelling, I tend to jump over details like that since I never know how to spell people's names right half the time anyway!

And thanks for the pretty pics. You will let us know when that video is up, right?

Tipsywitch said...

You look awesome in the that suit!

Though I do prefer the wine coloured jacket worn at peg2. Perhaps you could save this for best? Or high pollen factor days?

Tauri Sith said...

Nice suit!
I wish that wasn't an April Fools. We need more Zelenkas in the world.

sueKay said...

Loving the spacesuit :D

can't wait for the interview!

And okay...I kinda fell for it...until I read the comments page!

(I'm gullible :D)

:)

TheDancingArchaeologist said...

More Dr Z - we could only hope!

Hehe, spelling - *burn* :)

shelsfc said...

LOL, it's not that outlandish - I did believe it at first! The bit I didn't believe is that Joe would let you tell us!! :p

Mel said...

Sorry to spoil your fun... my friend believed it and panicked when I read it her, though (McKay's her top fav--me? I can't bring myself to choose between you!) *grins*

You look adorable in that spacesuit, by the way. Also your statement "You can't read me being stupid," just struck me as being SO funny! I'm still giggling about it. But yes, you must inform us when the interview is available.

Ange said...

Could the reason for feeling like an utter doofus be because they still haven't found a way to get the helmet off that spacesuit? I saw the photos over at JM's blog last week, you seemed to be struggling quite hard to get the thing off. *laughs*

Can't wait for the interview, I promise I won't laugh too much. :)

klo_the_hobbit said...

Its true, the OMFG did give you away. Although it made me laugh like an idiot, which is I guess pretty much the point of April Fools.
Also I think the suit makes you look like Marvin...

Pomeranc said...

One big smile from CZ :)) The space suit looks ... well, it realy looks like Asimo robot from behind, but it's cool. ;)

OK. Who guess right, in what situation Dr Z will use the space suit? :))

Dost english, než plácnu nějakou gramatickou hrubku :) Bezva fotky, a na ten aprílový žertík jsem ti i skočil, když jsem ho četl až druhého, takže si s ním uspěl, ne že ne. :)) Hodně štěstí při natáčení. Ahoj.

spikekree said...

Ty jsi ale dábel! Škoda, že se nepoštestilo, těším se až vyjde ten rozhovor, snad tam bude i nějaká česká hláška, btw můžeš říct co se stebou, myslím postavou doktora Zelenky bude dít v prvním díle 4 sezony? Na konci 3 serie jsi ve strojovne se ZPM, jen takovej mensi spoiler jestli muzes....

Diana said...

If it makes you feel any better there were several minutes of excitement/panic (depending on the fan)on several of my mailing lists until word got around tat it was April fools. :)

moiraeknits said...

Czech's innnnn spppaaaaccccceeee! [/muppets]

Rike said...

@denise
I rather think the second pic makes poor Dr. Z look like his head got detached from his body and is kinda floating around in the helmet. Or that could just be me having just re-watched the Dr. Who pilot.

And sorry for not buying the April Fools post. I guess for those of us reading the rss feed via LJ, it came a little late in the day and we were kinda primed for it.

Audrey said...

Oh, you are SUCH a tease. We love it. WHEN does Season 4 start airing in the States again? Very much looking forward to it (like I'd be here if I weren't...)

SeattleMeg said...

Ah, good on ya, then. You can at least brag about how smart YOUR fans are... Gee, first hazmat suits, now exterior suits... Z's getting out more, isn't he?

and hahaha, Spubba can say she was Pwned by Dr. Z!

that's a privilege, by the way. Lucky gal. ;)

Neep said...

I did notice Joe's name, but I figured it was pay back.

It was still brilliant.

OMFG.

allison said...

...you get to see me being stupid.
...*wipes coke from desk*
Remind me never to read your blog while I'm drinking ;D.

I'm thinkin' you'll have to go fix something floating in space. Either that or you're trying out for a new kid's show as Techno Care Bear. "Care Bear Stare!" *mutters behind back*
Ježiši, já s těma hercema nemůžu dělat...*mutter mutter* XD

You should bother Joe about letting you and David do one of those video diary on-the-set things for the Season 4 dvds. You know you want to ;D!

denise said...

@rike
re: floating heads
Now that I look at the picture again, I have to admit that you're right. Huh. Dr. Z and his detachable head. Good to know. Wonder if it helps him get his work done when McKay's yelling at him. Should make sure that's on his resume under special skills.

crazymom said...

Did you get any reaction from DH on your post? I bet he wishes he'd thought of it first.

M said...

I think it was your use of the word OMFG that threw me off and yes, others had pointed out...

All in all, there were some pretty hillarious April Fools jokes out there. I think someone already link you to an Atlantis one...

Well, the new space suit really suits you... is that what you get for asking for a new shirt??? Does it have air-conditioning or you just swelter? I see big smiles on all the other guys' faces.

Gate Geek said...

Looking forward to the interview! :)

So can you spoil what episode we're going to see you in the spacesuit and what Rodney screwed up that you need to fix now? :lol:

Come to think of it, why are you in these suits (hazmat, spacesuit)? Is this some new and twisted arc for Zelenka? :D

Rachael/Thaddia said...

Thanks for the pics!
Makes me even more excited for season 4 ...if that was possible
: D
*tries to tone down the bouncing*

watcher652 said...

They didn't have you hanging from a descender, did they? Did you have to do any wire work in that outfit? Or did you have to make like your boots were magnetized to the floor?

Misty aka s_aurius said...

Thanks for sharing the pics! :D
LOL you did have me for a second there with the last post, but mostly because I didn't actually read it on the 1st. :p

"You can't read me being stupid, you get to see me being stupid."
I laughed so much at that, I had to call my husband in here so I could read it to him!

Rosehawk said...

Zelenka out in space, this is going to be great, can hardly wait to see the episode just to hear what Dr. Z, umm you have to say. At least you get to wear something other than the blue shirt!
Pics look great!!

You might have felt like a dufus/stupid with the interview but me being the silly fan girl that I am will think you are just having fun. Looking forward to seeing it!!

Litepulsar said...

No one waved dougnuts in your face when you were dressed up in that costume did they? That would have been a cruel and unusual punishment :p Love the new outfit, very fetching :p Seriously, that must have been a nightmare to wear.

Looking forward to seeing the interview.

Rachie said...

Hehe!! Nice piccies. Its awesome to see Dr. Z in more of an active role in Atlantis.

allison said...

At least you get to wear something other than the blue shirt!
I would cry if they made you wear 'the' blue shirt on under your new spacesuit...after I laughed terribly hard, of course ;D. I'm all for the red jacket.

Btw, I wanted to check on this but the episode isn't on youtube anymore. In 'Sunday' when you're talking about beating someone in chess and winning his anime collection, were you victorious over a certain "Dr. Mallozzi"? Gah. I can't wait for the dvds to come out *pout*. XD

iSee said...

I heard McKay was being replaced - apparently its someone called Buzz Nykel who's replacing him though and David doesn't know yet so sssshhhhh.

Someday Scientist said...

Awww, yay, pictures! I love spacesuits. Too bad I don't want to be an astronaut.

Your April Fool's certainly confused me a bit... Mostly because I'd forgotten it was April Fool's Day (what? I'd been cooped up in my house all weekend studying chemistry!) and I was thinking "wow, thats a strange sense of humour"- then I read the comments and the lightbulb went off. Haha.

You're wonderful. :)

Ayla from Nova Scotia

Anonymous said...

If it makes you feel any better. I totally believed you and grieved the loss of Dr. McKay all afternoon... while acknowledging that Hewlett was probably waiting to break the news on his blogsite. Now I just feel stupid.

Tori said...

Well, if you wanted us to believe something like that, it would have had to be on a different day, sorry!

Oh! Spoilers;-) First half season four; Dr. Z is in a poison/low/no atmosphere environment!

Oh how I love spoilers and trying to put things together!

So what about the guess the location? I want to try one!

I hope all is well in the land of rain. Oh how I miss it;)

~Tori

Becky S said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures David. It's nice to see behind-the-scenes stuff. As for your April Fool's joke, it was cleaver and definately a highlight of the day.

Shawna said...

Nice pics. Mallozzi posted some of that a bit ago. For some reason, I suddenly find it them hillarious. Just you, in a space suit, walking around in an office. Now I'm thinking of a planet which is entirely normal and Earth-like, except for an atmosphere of, like, pure CO2 or something. And what is up with the ceiling (or rather, lack thereof) in that building? Doesn't it get cold in there?

allison said...

Maybe it's an April Fool's prank on Atlantis where they send Dr. Z to a planet with sweltering heat and tell him that there isn't any oxygen on the surface...when, of course, there is. XD

And is Mckay ever going to get his just desserts for sending you to that planet full of kids? ;D

Chez said...

Well more DrZ would have been good, but alas the power or McKay... Althouhgh Joe's latest blog has somthing about killing off mcKay in Adrift so.. you never know!!! ;)

As for the spacesuit I thought I'd seen that before then denise mentioned it been at on Joe M's blog!

Everly Dawn said...

Oooo...Do you get to wear the blue shirt AND the space suit? At the same time? My my, we're moving up in the world aren't we? *giggle*

I also thought from the back it looked like the Asimo Robots.

The second picture kinda makes it look like you can't stay upright without the aid of the mysterious disembodied hand grasping your helmet!

Pega said...

The EVA suit just makes me think of Marvin, the manically depressed robot.

Or maybe the next generation Care Bear?

Anyhoo, the April 1 joke was actually pretty convincing for those of us who read it on or about the fourth - it took me a minute to puzzle through. But then again, I always have been the slow one. ;)

Elyse said...

The acronym gave it away, plus the Joe said to post it to the net ;)

Meanwhile, hey, love the photos! So, does Dr. Z get his own lab this year?

Can't wait to see the MGM video!

Shelley Templar said...

I wondered what on earth that costume was from the back! lol

But im looking foward to finding out why Zelenka is in a spacesuit :)

Hope you're having fun!!


Shelley

Paula said...

Honestly. Still think the April Fool's joke will be stated as fact for at least the next year. Brilliant!

And beware of asking for a different outfit on this production!

Neep said...

I have decided to let you know what I did to get you back for your little April fools prank... it was no longer April fools in my part of the world, but never mind.

You should check your wikipedia page... it will probably get fixed now that I mention it, but I'm happy knowing that the damage is done. From now on at every convention, fans are going to be examing your ears. That's just the way it is.

OMFG!

I know, I love you too.

Mel said...
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Klenotka said...

Taky se přimlouvám za úplně malý spoileřík :-)
Ten oblek vypadá zajímavě, nejspíš to znamená, že Zelenka bude hodně akční. Nejdřív ten hazmat a teď tohle...:-)
A doufám, že se tady v tom červenci na FF uvidíme ;-)

Switch into English. I asked for some little spoiler and if David would say it in Czech, nobody, except Czech fans, would know, what it means :-)

Teknikal said...

yeah the OMFG gave you away!!i thought you had moved to the O.C!!! 'like oh my god that puddlejumper is like totally hot..in a good way!!'

love the suit!!!very..one small step for man!!
have a good one!!

its sunny in ireland!! woohoo!!!

allison said...

and if David would say it in Czech, nobody, except Czech fans, would know, what it means :-)
I would cry. Thus, giving my fellow co-workers another reason to stay away from the weird woman while she's in 'Geek-Mode' ;D.


You should check your wikipedia page...
Gah! I missed it. What did you edit into the entry, my dear? XD

allison said...

P.S. Gotta' watch out for those attacking Donuts. -whistles innocently-

Btw, besides Atlantis, what is the movie/tv series you've had the most fun filming on?

Eileen said...

Gah! I missed it. What did you edit into the entry, my dear? XD


It was up for nearly a week! I did grab a screen shot...

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/5430/nyklqj9.jpg

allison said...

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*dies laughing*
Y'know. It really had to be done:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Nykl
(I did that one around the 2nd, since I totally missed April Fool's Day) ^^;
And you know that if there were a movie entitled that, David would be all over it in a two shakes of spilt milk! ...wait.

Elyse said...

Er, hope nobody minds, but just a heads-up that David's flick PTERADACTYL will air on SciFi on Sat, April 7th at 7pm. David just falls apart in this one ;)

Holly said...

You know, if I had a spacesuit like that, I would be very concerned that it would make me look fat. But I have to say that, on you, it's quite slimming. ;)

crazymom said...

eileen, can you post the link to the photo again? It came out incomplete, and I'd love to see it!

Neep said...

Here. :D

Neep said...

I have no idea why the post from my other computer came up as "eileen" btw. It's me.

MoodyMuse19 said...

Oh, we might not actually have April Fool's Day in Argentina, but we certainly ride along in any chance to mock that we can get. *g*

Personally, I believe Dr. Z as Chief Science Officer would be the next best thing to awesome. More screentime, I say.

allison said...

Personally, I believe Dr. Z as Chief Science Officer would be the next best thing to awesome. More screentime, I say.

*nod* I would love for the Z-man to have more screen time, but I'm not a fan of him being CSO. I think this could only work if Rodney died *knock on wood* because if Mckay just gets moved to another position, I personally do not think that anything would get done with efficiency in the lab. Not because our awesome Dr. Z isn't a good leader, but because he's been playing 'good cop, bad cop' with Mckay for so long, I do not think the scientists would see Dr. Z as anyone but the good cop ^_^; Plus, I think he is too nice to yell at everyone like Mckay ;D

susan said...

I admit that I have been so wrapped up in "saving Carson" and checking in on superstar Mars the Mutt Hewlett that I have not been coming to visit your site.

So I am here to visit, it was okay, with loads of nice pictures.

Have you met Mars? Could you get me his autographs? He looks nice and cuddly.

Lily said...

Happy Easter, in case you celebrate it!

You wrote: "I didn't even know they had April Fools in Argentina."
We have our equivalent on December 28. We call it "Dia de los Santos Inocentes" (Day of the Holy Innocents). You can read about it (in English) here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fools'_Day#Other_prank_days_in_the_world
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre_of_the_Innocents#Feast_days

Anyway, I lived in the States while attending grad school a while ago so I knew about April Fool's Day :)

Thanks for sharing those pics. Keep'em coming.

Can't wait for season 4!

Anonymous said...

Heeeeeey! Nice costume xD

Erynn said...

You look awesome in white. OMFG.

allison said...

Hey, Susan! Glad to see ya'. If only our precious Davids posted as regularly as JM ^_^;...

allison said...

And what's this I hear about our beloved good Doctor returning from the great beyond? ;D -does happy dance-
(*I tripped over the cat and almost fell down a flight of stairs doing that...O_O;*)
-does smaller, more contained happy dance-
;D

KaziWren said...

Yep, the news about Carson Beckett still has me grinning!

Dr. Z, Dr. M and Dr. B - the sexiest PhD's on television!

KaziWren said...

DOh! I forgot to mention something to David!!

Yesterday (April 10), SciFi Channel was showing Jake 2.0. I've never watched the show and can't say I was watching yesterday. It was supposed to be background dribble while I did other things.

ANYWAY, I happened to catch an interesting plot line and I looked up only to see DAVID on the screen!

I screamed to my hubby, "THAT'S RADEK!!" We both grinned widely then began watching the show. It had something to do with David being sent to retrieve someone who could work with nano tech. He was a spy or maybe an assasin.

We watched until David's character was killed. The show became background noise again! =D

allison said...

That's such an adorable green vest you're wearing in JM's pic ;D. What episode is that for?

Tauri Sith said...

I was reading Pictures Of Earth II - "It's Springfield, Mass. Where the zombies are hungry for brain and the little children are hidden away in boxes."
That's like all of Massachusetts. I should know - I grew up there. The box is EVIL!!
My mom would always say "It's a spaceship! No, it's a car! No, it's a submarine!" and my sisters and I were like, "it's a box that you've drawn windows on. Get over it."

Egwene said...

Hum... that definitely looks like a very interesting episode!!
Wonder what Dr Z. did to McKay to have to be the one in the suit this time... lol!

Having Dr Z. take over would so be a great episode!! I'd love to see that happen sometime. I'd bet he'd be horrible to McKay during the whole thing too! *eg* Maybe you could try pitching out the idea to the writers. Who knows what could happen??

Can't wait to watch that interview too =D

maia said...

you look very sexy in your space suit ????

maia c.