Today, we started production on our final episode of the season: Gauntlet. There is one scene still outstanding, however, and it looks like I may be the one to write it – right after I finish my producer’s edit of The Hunt tomorrow. We’ve finally got all the scenes from the new set (where, not so coincidentally, we were shooting today) and, once I’ve seen them in the cut, I’ll have to decide what stays and what goes. Unless, of course, the network wants to run a very special extra three minute long episode.
At some point, I have to shift focus to generating a restaurant list for my upcoming Tokyo trip. Unlike previous years, all my lunches and dinners will not be Michelin star-studded affairs. I’ll be traveling with Ivon, so we’ll play it by ear most lunches. Still, it would be nice to book the odd high-end blow-out. I was thinking heading back to Ishikawa or Sawada or Kanesaka. Anyway, I usually stay at The Peninsula in Ginza but, this time out, I’ll be staying at The Imperial Hotel. And am already regretting it. Apparently, the hotel doesn’t have an email account for guest services. Instead, I’ll have to fax over my restaurant request. I suppose it could be worse. We could be communicating by carrier pigeon. Strike One.
Here are a few production pics for you to guess at/marvel over. What IS that last thing?
The Driscoll Middle School football team pulls off an amazing trick play: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/08/driscoll-middle-school-fo_n_780483.html
Like the above link, this one comes compliments of Carl Binder who scours the internet so I don’t have to. Spot the phony smiles. I scored 15/20: http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/mind/surveys/smiles/.
Nutrition Professor loses 27 pounds on the Twinkie and Dorito Diet: http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/11/08/twinkie.diet.professor/index.html
A reminder that episode #207, The Greater Good, airs tomorrow night (Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. on SyFy). It’s an episode Joseph Dilworth Jr. calls a game changer: http://popculturezoo.com/archives/7274