I’m exhausted. I slept fitfully last night because of the time change and then woke up at the crack of dawn – because the morning sun shines unobstructed through a blind-free section of my patio window. Fortunately, the meetings were plenty interesting enough to keep me wide awake throughout the afternoon. We started off with our costume meeting in which we discussed wardrobe for our crew, the android, “planet-dwellers”, and corporate guard. Then, we moved onto the directors’ schedule and nailed down all but the late season two-parter. We discussed Directors of Photography (we’ll be sitting down with a few over the coming days), then headed downstairs to check out what the Art Department have in the works. We’ve got a great-looking hero ship and an equally awesome space station design. The designs for the ship and space station interiors, corridors and rooms, are very clever. We’re close on the exterior shuttle design but have yet to start work on the interior. I expect we’ll see more in the coming days – and more in the days to come as we’re about three weeks away from the start of construction. On deck tomorrow: casting, locations, and post-production.
Oh, and, apparently, the official announcement is coming sometime next week. Unofficially.
Saw this today…
Apparently, the cult series will be returning to television in 2016. I have mixed feelings about this. I loved the first delightfully eccentric first season of the show but hated the meandering, ponderous second season. With the exception of the final episode that ended the series in perfectly depressing fashion. But, like the conclusion to Blake’s 7, it’s a classic. I’m not sure what more can be added to the story (like most, I skipped the Fire Walk With Me prequel movie). And I honestly don’t know if I’d be all that interested in finding out without the quirky Agent Cooper leading the investigation. But I certainly would love to know what they have planned.
The story apparently picks up 25 years later. I wonder how many of the original cast they’ll bring back. Sadly, some of the actors who played a few of my favorite characters have passed away since Twin Peaks arid back in 1990-1991. Jack Nance (Peter Martell), and, of course, Don S. Davis (Major Garland Briggs). Don, who, for many years, played the part of General George Hammond on Stargate: SG-1 loved attending the occasional Twin Peaks conventions and meeting his many fans. One afternoon, he was sitting in my office and told me about the atypical way he was cast for the role of Major Briggs. According to Don, he went in for an audition. While waiting for his turn, he struck up a conversation with show co-creator and director David Lynch who was, presumably, on break. They hit it off immediately and spent a long while talking about fly fishing. Then, Lynch excused himself. He had a meeting to attend. He left and Don inquired about his audition – only to be told that Lynch had left so they wouldn’t be seeing anyone else that day. Don returned home, upset. After all, he had spent all that time preparing for an audition that never happened. He phoned up his agent to complain only to learn that the Twin Peaks production offices had called only moments earlier. They wanted him for the role!
I have to admit, I was a huge fan of the show back in the day and still have the collector card set back in Montreal. Among them, this – my favorite card: