After a seemingly endless wait for the show to get green the light, we’re now charging full speed ahead toward our January production dates. This week, construction began on our standing sets. First up, our ship, The Raza, which will include the bridge, corridors, an infirmary, mess hall, training room, various corridors and airlocks. The design work looks pretty awesome, and I fully intend to share the specs and pics with you in the coming days and weeks. Also, our Set Designer Doug Slater has put together a terrific 3D walk-thru of our soon-to-bridge – which you’ll also get a chance to check out very soon.
Meanwhile, our first round of auditions is finally complete and, all told, we’ll have seen A LOT of very talented people. Still a few redirects to come in (“re-do’s” that incorporate suggested adjustments) and then, by Friday, we’ll finally have our short list. Well, shortER list. The sides (scenes) for the second round have been chosen and are ready to go.
So last week, I helped myself to some carpets from the recently wrapped Lost Girl set (I had my heart set on a staff of righteousness or a twig of Zamora, but somebody – I suspect Nat Cooper – beat me to ’em). This week, I came to work to discover four shirts hanging in my office. Apparently, Jay and Vanessa picked them out for me. It was avery nice gesture and, when you think about it, unbelievably kind of them to take the time to go to wardrobe, peruse the selection, and pick out some shirts they thought would suit me.
Last night, had drinks with the Exec Producers of SyFy’s other new production, The Expanse. Very nice group and their show sounds like it’s going to be awesome.
Lots of terrific SF to look forward to in 2015!