August 5, 2011: The Transporter – Episode #102 – 12 Hours – Day #7!
Sweet, sweeet Saturday sleep. I now look forward to my late weekend mornings the same way I used to look forward to new issues of The Mighty Avengers or ice cream on a hot summer day. It’s been another exhausting week, but we got some really great stuff – thanks, in great part, to our fantastic director, Bruce McDonald. Not only is he terrifically talented, but he’s also one hell of a nice guy. A true pleasure to work with.
Speaking of “pleasure to work with”, look at who moved into my office while I was away shooting episode #102…
Yes, it’s our buddy Carl Binder who you may remember from such productions as Pocahontas, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Little Men, Stargate: SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate: Universe, and twitter.com/cpbinder. Look at how thrilled he is to be working with us again.
Laisse les bon temps rouler!
Today, we were in two places at once: the clean room location AND our standing sets!
Tim and Bruce conspire.
Watched some of the footage from the big fight sequence this afternoon. Wow! As Alexander pointed out: “There’s nothing like this on television.” Cyril’s choreography is unbelievable – fluid, fast, and fun. As for Chris Vance, our Frank – well, like my writing partner Paul likes to say: “He’s a superstar.” He’s smart, dedicated, intense, an incredibly hard worker, a great actor, and a good, good person. He’s incredibly charming and can command the screen with something as simple as a purposeful march down a long corridor. Can’t wait to see the viewer reaction to his Frank Martin when the show premieres in 2012.
Took home the director’s cut of the pilot. Something to peruse this weekend while finishing up the rewrite of Sharks and writing up my Wrap Report for episode #102, 12 Hours.
Yet another Stargate reunion tomorrow night. Michael Shanks is back in town and I’ll be getting together with him, Carl, and Marty G. for a night of revelry and reminiscences.