September 19, 2010: How satisfied are you with the ship’s capacitors? Very satisfied? Satisfied? Somewhat satisfied? Somewhat dissatisfied? Dissatisfied? Or very dissatisfied?
When I was invited along for last week’s technical survey, I jumped at the chance to go door to door, querying local fans about the show’s mechanical and scientific aspects. Dear Sir and/or Madam – Could you spare a few moments to answer some questions about Destiny’s Faster Than Light drive? How satisfied are you with the ship’s capacitors? Very satisfied? Satisfied? Somewhat satisfied? Somewhat dissatisfied? Dissatisfied? Or very dissatisfied? Rate the shield’s efficiency on a scale of one to ten. Well, to my disappointment, the survey didn’t involve any canvassing or solicitation of opinions. Hell, it wasn’t particularly technical either. It was just a road trip out to a forested area in North Vancouver where we finalized the locations for episode 16, The Hunt.
Heather Vedan, our Locations Manager, makes sure we've all gone to the bathroom before giving the bus driver the go-ahead.
The buddy system is a must for all Stargate field trips. Unfortunately, I was odd man out and ended up being paired with the snack basket.
Director Andy Mikita and Stunt Coordinator James "Bam Bam" Bamford discuss the first big action sequence.
We gather at what will be base camp - only to learn Andy Mikita forgot the smores. Instead, we split a pack of Trident gum and roasted that.
Eventually, we end up back on the lot, Stage 6, to check out the cave set - a work in progress.
A piece of the rock face.
Two boxes of rocks.
What will be the cave exterior.
Off for takoyaki bombs. Will have a full report tomorrow!