A tragic story. One that fills me with a deep sadness, not only for the deceased, but for the monkey driver who must now resume his chattering/feces-flinging duties at the local zoo with a heavy heart, forever haunted by the memories of his ill-advised joyride in that Lamborghini.
But rather than dwell on that sad tale, why don’t I tell you about my no-less-sad though relatively monkeyless day. Well, I’m pleased to report I’ve finally completed a very rough beat sheet for Remnants, formerly a “very special Stargate: Atlantis”, now a “not so special Stargate: Atlantis”. However, I’m sure that once the other writers weigh in with their brilliant ideas, it’ll go from “not so special” to “one of passing interest”. So far, I’ve got the word out to a couple of potential guest stars, discussed the look of the mainland, and have been considering some of the more important character moments I want to explore with Sheppard, McKay, and Woolsey.
Dropped by the FX Stage where David Hewlett and Michael Shanks were doing their thing. According to Marty G. who is directing 2nd unit, they’re both in crazy-good moods and their scenes are going swimmingly.
I was back in the editing suite this afternoon working on Whispers after receiving notes from my fellow producers, the network, and the studio. Once I’d made the required cuts and trims, the episode was thirty seconds short. Hunh. If you’ll recall, it took me approximately two hours to get it to time when it was thirty-five seconds long. I wish it were as easy as simply adding that time back in but, alas, we had to go through the episode again, scene by scene, adding Sheppard’s warning here, putting back Mirellus’s exit there. Finally, we’re to time and, following a brief conversation with the uber-talented Joel Goldsmith about the score, I am done. For now.
Today’s entry is dedicated to birthday gal MrsB108.
Today’s pic: Remember the old Marvel Team-Up where Spiderman would partner with another superhero to take down the villain of the month? It was always interesting to see who the webhead would team up with. Sometimes, it would be someone really cool like Wolverine or The Punisher. Other times, it would be someone somewhat less cool like, say, Frog-man. Well, consider today’s pic the Atlantis equivalent of the old Marvel Team-Up, and a definite Spidey-Wolverine combo.