This afternoon, Carl and I took a stroll through the new alien set on Stage 6. To say that we were mightily impressed would be to understate it. Wow. Needless to say, I took lots of pics. Needless to say, I can’t show you any of said pics at the risk of spoiling things for you. So you’ll just have to trust me.
Actors Patrick Gilmore (SGU’s Dale Volker) and Peter Kelamis (SGU’s Adam Brody) swung by the production offices today to tell me how much they enjoyed Resurgence – but really to sample the ice cream I brought in. Despite my feelings that the Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Shaved Dark Chocolate was too peanut buttery, some peanut butter fans (ie. Carl) liked it just fine. The Maple-Bacon Ice Cream was the winner among those who tried both however.
Speaking of ice cream – fellow Exec. Producer Robert Cooper has challenged me to an Ice Cream throwdown. Three different flavors over three different days with one ultimate winner to be crowned The King of Stargate Ice Cream ’10 complete with handy whacking scepter and tiara. I’ve got my work cut out for me because, besides being an accomplished cook, Rob is no stranger to ice cream-making. He has already tipped his hand, suggesting one of his flavors would be a Chocolate with Chocolate Brownie. He also considered Brad and Ashleigh’s requests for a mint-flavored entry (in an obvious attempt to curry their favor. For my part, I think mint is more suited to bubble gum, not dessert, so I risk losing their votes by not offering up own version). Finally, he is openly toying with the idea of a fruit-based ice cream.
Not sure how I’ll counter. I’m thinking of going with an ice cream with a more natural base (ie. honey-vanilla) that will allow me to showcase a particulate (ie. cinnamon bun). I also think that, given my love of chocolate, it would behoove me to match his Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream with a chocolate creation of my own. As for my third entry, I’ll let him go fruity and opt for something a little more adventurous, hoping I’ll score extra points for originality.
I’ll start researching tomorrow, probably make a few different batches over the weekend, and then decide what I’m going to go with on the day. What fun!
Hey, you know who’s a big fan of zombies? Special Features Producer Ivon Bartok. I leant him my The Living Dead anthology a couple of months ago (he loved it), then my copies of World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks (which he also loved), and, today, it was my eight-volume collection of Robert Kirkman’s brilliant The Walking Dead (soon to be a series on AMC!).
Whodda thunk? He never really seemed like the zombie type.
A reminder – how could you forget? – to get in your questions for actress Julia Benson, SGU’s Lieutenant Vanessa James. Post ’em by Friday, or she’ll come over there and personally kick your ass.
Some interesting links from around the net:
The Newscientist website’s May 25th Picture of the Day will make you think twice about wading into a murky lake. http://www.newscientist.com/gallery/dn15018-pick-of-the-pictures/1. It kind of looks like a deadly kino fish, no?
Cracked.com gives you The 7 Most Soul-Crushing Series Finales in TV History – http://www.cracked.com/article_18490_the-7-most-soul-crushing-series-finales-in-tv-history_p2.html – from Alf’s dissection to St. Elsewhere’s offing of the MTM kitty.
Speaking of endings, writer Madeline Ashby tells us “What anime can teach us about ending a story”: http://www.escapingthetrunk.net/?p=735. Cowboy Bebop, yes!
Cracked.com also gives you 6 TV Shows That Completely Lost Their Shit: http://www.cracked.com/article/242_6-tv-shows-that-completely-lost-their-shit_p1. Felicity traveled through time? Really?
One more reason to eat chocolate: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE64J3AM20100520?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews&rpc=22&sp=true
Top Seven Deadly Foods: Gross or Tasty? http://abcnews.go.com/Health/w_DietAndFitnessNews/gross-food-movement-top-unhealthy-offerings/story?id=8848364&page=2. Well, in the order in which they are presented: Gross AND Tasty, Gross, Gross, Gross, Gross, Tasty, Tasty.