The other day, Fondy was sick. Today, it was my turn. It’s, of course, easy to point the finger at some of the items I’ve sampled for my Weird Food Purchase of the Day segment but I prefer to point the finger at all of you for encouraging my outrageous behavior by watching these videos. That said, one of the nice things about having eaten something that has made me sick (just one among the many, many nice things) is the fact that it allows me to mix up the format a bit. Today, for instance, the Weird Food Purchase of the Day is actually a Weird Medicinal Purchase of the Day -specifically, the Chinese Medicine my wife swears by whenever her stomach is upset. I took a drive down to Crystal Mall today and picked some up, then had my cameraman, Carl Binder, videotape the segment for your viewing pleasure (I hope you’re happy. You should all be ashamed of yourselves!).
Incidentally, my writing partner warned me that I’m dangerously close to becoming the Johnny Knoxville of Stargate.
Marty G. was directing within the deep-freeze confines of the reefer truck today. He cut quite the dashing figure in his galoshes and parka. The rest of the crew was similarly decked out for the chilly conditions – except Jewel, of course, who looked good – and cold – in her party dress and McKay’s jacket. Office and Control Room scenes shooting on Stage 6 today. Tomorrow, we move on to Beckett’s return, “eyes staring straight ahead”, and the stabbing (Hoo boy. The fans are going to freak. Shhh. Don’t tell anyone).
Alright. As promised – today, I start gathering questions for actress Sharon Taylor who plays technician Ameila Banks on Stargate Atlantis. We have interesting plans in store for the character in season 5 and if you’d like to find out about some of her on-set experiences and get the dirt on Amelia’s growing role on the show, then start posting your questions for Sharon. Get them in because, this weekend, I start collecting questions for our next two special guests: Director Andy Mikita and Atlantis Props Master “Evil” Kenny Gibbs, both of whom will be dropping by to answer your questions next week. Other confirmed future guests will include Stunt Coordinator James “Bam Bam” Bamford, Playback Supervisor Krista McLean, and, because you demanded it, Executive Producer Brad Wright who will field your questions about Stargate Continuum (and possibly offer up a some tidbits on the third movie if he’s feeling generous). But, for now, let’s see those questions for Sharon.
Today’s entry is dedicated to Emma and 2cats’ 18 year old calico.
Today’s video: The Weird Food Purchase of the Day Medicinal Version = Chinese Medicine.