STILL not Friday?! You’ve got to be kidding me!
My VFX spotting session for Broken Ties was moved to the afternoon. It went swimmingly – with the exception of the sword-drawing insert I’m going to need re-shot. They’ll be shooting the Sheppard-McKay cafeteria scene on Tuesday and, if all goes well, I hope to lock this episode some time before it actually airs.
We watched the producer’s cut of The Daedalus Variations. Alan did a great job on it. To be honest, I was worried about this script at the outline stage but it’s turning out to be a great, fast-moving episode.
Casting continues for Tracker. Alan’s third story awaits a spin session. And I have my Whispers production meeting
I, uh, can’t help but notice fans up in arms over the lack of Sheppard spoilers. They complain that all they’ve heard concerning season 5 is talk of Ronon and McKay. Well, there’s a good reason for that. Your source of information for season 5, so far, have been David Hewlett and myself. David, of course, updates you on what he has been working on – and his work usually involves the character of Rodney McKay. I, on the other hand, have been focusing on the episodes I have written/produced: Broken Ties and Whispers. As a result, there has been an clear imbalance in the teaser department. But until any of the other actors or producers start blogging, I’m afraid that’s the way it’s going to be. I will occasionally mention what everyone else is up to (my mention of Alan’s work on Daedalus Variations in today’s entry, for instance) but, for the most part, I’ll continue to offer insight into what I happen to be working on.
Finally, in response to those complaining about an uneven balance in the types of stories being told this year – like last year, everyone will be getting an episode. The reason I haven’t discussed the Sheppard story is because, unlike Ronon, McKay, and Teyla, his story falls in the back half of the season. Ronon has Broken Ties. Teyla has The Queen. McKay has The Shrine. And Sheppard will have CSI: Atlantis (and possibly Hexed if we can make it work). Otherwise, the front half offers up some great team-episodes as well as episodes which go a long way toward cementing the bonds of friendship between our various players (Teyla and McKay in Search and Rescue, Ronon and Sheppard in Search and Rescue, Ronon and the rest of the team – but Sheppard in particular – in Broken Ties, McKay and the rest of the team – but Sheppard in particular – in The Shrine, Ronon and McKay in Tracker are a few that immediately come to mind).
Well, it’s well past 5:00 p.m. and very close to my bedtime since I have to be in early for tomorrow’s 6:00 a.m. fog test. Plenty of unfathomable pics to follow.
No mailbag today but, here, have a pic.