They spun and sprang, twisted and twirled, flipped and flopped. Hell, they even capered and cavorted. We stood rooted, transfixed, utterly horrified – and not in a good way. “Uh, less acrobatics,”suggested Will. “Less acrobatics!”shouted Bam Bam. They paraded by once again – creeping, crab-crawling, caterwauling, and staggering around like a bunch of drunks. I threw a look to Will. “Hmmm,”he weighed in. “Maybe we should do this with fog.” Egads! Weirdest. Audition. Ever.
Guess who dropped by the production offices today. Nope. Try again. Nope. Want another guess? You’ll never ever…oh. Yeah, that’s right. Martin Wood. He was in to record the Stargate: Continuum commentary with Brad Wright. I told him about my third annual chocolate party and he seemed genuinely relieved. Apparently, Diane had recently asked: “Since you’re not working on Stargate, does this mean you’re not friends with Joe anymore?” “Of course I’m friends with Joe,”he replied. “Why?” “Well,”she reflected, “isn’t this around the time of year he holds his chocolate party?” Fear, not Diane. You’re both invited. And this year’s party will be bigger and better than ever!
Speaking of invitations and Stargate: Continuum, I received my invite to the film’s special advance screening today. It’ll be a matinee and attendees will be treated to pop and popcorn and if last year’s Ark of Truth screening is anything to go by – desserts!
Well, a conference call has been scheduled for notes on the revised Whispers script. How that particular chat goes tomorrow morning will pretty much dictate my mood when it comes time to write tomorrow’s blog entry – so you’ve been warned!
Today’s blog entry is dedicated birthday girl Jeanie, hardworking crishash – and an extra special dedication to Loren and her friend who she is no doubt missing.
Today’s mailbag –
Amyfo writes: “Where do we send gifts for you at the studio?”
Answer: No need to send gifts. Your much-appreciated company here on this blog is all I need. 2400 Boundary Road, Burnaby, BC V5M 3Z3.
Aidan writes: “Todd is my favorite character; I feel like dancing! May I ask, are the three episodes he will be appearing in (so far) set in the first half of the season?”
Answer: More or less.
Heather writes: “So when you say you gather the first two days of the discussion does that mean starting the 14th?”
Answer: It does.
Jenn writes: “ Yeah, seriously how did the Mo’s Bacon Bars taste?”
Answer: While interesting, it’s got nothing on the truffle version.
Patricia writes: “Any word from Anne lately? How is she doing?”
Answer: I’ve yet to hear word from the Major. Hopefully in the coming weeks once she’s out of the hospital and on the road to a full recovery.
Planettv writes: “Do have any back up plans in case something bad happens with SAG when their contract up’s since 2 cast members are members?”
Answer: 2? You mean 5 don’t you? As for the back-up plan – all those of you lobbying or a couple of Chuck-centered episodes will finally get your wish.
Otoole writes: “Hey Joe, is Tobias Slezak any relation to Erika Slezak or her father Walter? Both great actors?”
Answer: That he is.