So congratulations to Brad or, as we now have to refer to him – Nebula-nominated Brad Wright.
The action moved to Stage 2 today for more Icarus Base intrigue. Later, we fire off the BIG GUNS! As 1st A.D. Bill Mizel advised: “If you don’t have to be here, don’t be here. It’s going to be loud, probably the loudest thing you’ve ever heard.” Carl, standing beside me, threw me a doubtful look. How loud could it be? I assured him that it wouldn’t be THAT loud. At worst, it would shatter his glasses and trigger an involuntary bowel movement. Nonetheless, I think he’s decided to skip it.
I was outside this afternoon, hanging around the crafts service table, talking to the actors between set-ups: Brian, Jamil, and the actors who play James, Spencer, and Curtis (Yes, they have real names but I have no idea when they will be made public.). Lovely, lovely people, all very excited about the show and the general good on-set vibe. Then, back in the production offices talking to the lovely Alaina (aka Tamara), discussing chocolate, dim sum, and what a brilliant job she did on a very tough scene the other day. We also dropped by the Stage 4 Destiny set – all lit up! Holy crap is it big! And impressive! I’ve got a backlog of pics, everything from design and construction to the finished deal, just waiting to be posted…
After lunch, I sampled some chocolates from a local chocolatier, a friend of Kerry McDowall’s. Wonderful little hand-crafted creations. I had three truffles: hazelnut, almond, and a delightfully intense caramel. We received a visit from a Stargate veteran who will be making a return to the franchise with Stargate Universe’s fourth episode: Fire.
My French bulldog Lulu thanks everyone for the well-wishes. She seems to be on the mend from whatever was ailing her yesterday (I still suspect it was a bad case of the blues).
Finally, allow me to conclude today’s entry with a couple of interesting links…
1. What will the fashionistas of the future be wearing? Maybe something like these outfits? (http://www.newscientist.com/gallery/dn16686-space-fashion). Or, maybe not.
2. How would your city fair in the event of a nuclear strike or asteroid impact. Find out here: http://www.carloslabs.com/node/16
3. Couple tries to sell kids for $175 and a pet cockatoo (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/lifestyle/momsatwork/orl-kids-swapped-bird-022609,0,562379.story). I’m as outraged as everyone else. For a couple of kids, she should’ve held out for one of them toucans.
4. Environmentalists decry the American affinity for soft toilet paper (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/feb/26/toilet-roll-america). No, really.