Good news fans who've enjoyed novels like Old Man's War and Agent To The Stars. Author and blogger John Scalzi has joined forces with Joseph Mallozzi, Stargate producer, and is now the creative consultant for the new spin-off series Stargate Universe. But what does it all mean, besides frequent trips to Canada? According to Scalzi's blog, he'll be

assisting the producers and directors in shaping the direction of the series, to offer technical writing suggestions and advice, and basically to be useful when they want another point of view on something; it’s a background rather than foreground sort of job. No, I won’t be writing for the series at this point; hey, I just got the one gig, let me do that first.

Let's hope Scalzi brings a fresh perspective to a franchise that's already produced hundreds of hours of television. [Whatever]