Watched the director’s cut of Daedalus Variations this afternoon. Andy Mikita did a terrific job on this one. Wow! Talk about a visual effects extravaganza! For those of you who enjoy “team” episodes in particular, this is one to look forward to.
Incorporated all of the notes on the Broken Ties producer’s cut and will be locking the episode later next week once the cafeteria scene and the wraith battle sequences have been shot. It’s an episode that takes Ronon far beyond the wise-cracking warrior persona fans have grown to know and love, offering up a glimpse of the character at his most vulnerable. Jason goes all out in this one, delivering by far his best performance to date. Some really wonderful scenes for Rachel and Bob as well as Teyla and Woolsey deal with personal issues. Also, a couple of touching Ronon-Sheppard moments as well.
David Nykl dropped by the office to say hello. I, of course, admonished him on your behalf for not updating his blog in a timely manner.
The title of Brad’s episode, The Shrine of Talus, has been changed after running into clearance problems. I suggested an alternate, The Shrine of Glapnok, which, alas, nobody else liked. Instead, the episode has been re-titled The Shrine.
Meanwhile: Paul is doing a polish on The Queen, Marty G. is working on The Lost Tribe, Alan is focused on his third script, Carl is spinning ideas for his third, while I continue my “research” for Whispers
Speaking of which – the deals have been closed and we finally have our guest cast in place. And quite the kick-ass guest cast it is:
Major Anne Teldy… Christina Cox (http://www.christinacox.com/)
Captain Alicia Vega… Leela Savasta (http://www.leelasavasta.ca/)
Sergeant “Dusty” Mehra… Janina Gavankar (http://www.janinagavankar.com/)
Dr. Alison Porter… Nicole de Boer (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0207498/)
Finally – production continues. Shooting now: Ghost in the Machine.