I was in the office today to watch the Day 1 mix of episode #220, Gauntlet. And what a mix it was! We had a grand total of two notes, and they were mere looping issues. Carl, who also had two notes, emailed them our way this morning. They were: “31:00 Music cue over this montage is awesome. 40:40 Music cue over end of show montage is awesome.” A terrific job by all involved, and an extra special thank you to composer Joel Goldsmith for his always excellent work. The visual effects for this episode are almost complete (kudos to Mark Savela and co.) and they are incredible. It’s a spectacular yet poignant season ender. Hopefully, by the time its airs, we’ll have definite word on a potential movie or two. If it’s a go and fans can look forward to a proper end to Destiny’s mission, then Gauntlet will certainly set the stage for a grand conclusion. If, on the other hand, things don’t pan out and Gauntlet does turn out to be the bittersweet finale, fans will be thrilled, touched, heartbroken – and left to wonder what could have been.
And Imagine Greater.
Look at what I received in the mail today…
It’s a “looking forward to your dining with us” from E by Jose Andres, the intimate, super-secret restaurant we’ll be visiting in Vegas next week. How super-secret? Well, in order to get a reservation, you must contact them through a secret email address which is apparently known to only two dozen people at any one time. Well, I’ve heard that whenever someone new learns the address, one of the versed insiders develops a sudden case of limited amnesia or disappears under mysterious circumstances. Still, even knowledge of the secret email address does not guarantee a reservation UNLESS a very specific procedure is followed, a series of steps too complicated to go into but comprised of (among other things): a secret knock, a coded message, a cryptic ad in the Livestock section of the New York Post classifieds, two seemingly chance encounters, and a random alias derived from an approved list of 19th female authors (Harriet Beecher Stowe at your service).
This is gonna be fun!
Today, we hit Refuel for a marvelous lunch –
Tonight, my farewell tour continues as I head out for dinner with my longtime nemesis, Ashleigh.