Check out the cool slot box label outside my office door. “Executive Producer” would have been fine, but they went ahead and included “Showrunner” – which is nice, but I would’ve preferred “The Commodore”. In fact, that’s how I’d like to be referred to moving forward.
It wasn’t my first choice, but Natalie Cooper already snagged that.
Hey, check it out! Revised versions of episodes #1 and #2, just in time for the Art Department meeting…which also included props, costumes, and construction.
2:00 p.m. I arrived promptly, eager to get started.
2:10 p.m. Who called this meeting? Beginning to suspect I’m the victim of some elaborate practical joke.
2:27 p.m. I’m overcome with concern for the other attendees. Have they been kidnapped? Accidentally locked themselves in the linen closet? Worry gives way to panic and, ultimately, sleepiness.
2:43 p.m. I doze off but eventually wake up feeling refreshed. Only to discover it’s the next day. And someone took my wallet.
Random point of discussion. We’re going projectiles over lasers and blasters. For the most part.
Our awesome Supervising Art Director, the amazing Kimberly Zaharko, generating these handy preliminary set lists for episodes 1-3. Color-coded to boot! Dark blue for VFX, light brown for Construction and Paint, dark green for Playback, light green for Graphics, grey for Props, white for Special Effects, and invisible ink for the Subliminal Message Department.
I came in this morning to discover that Alison and Trevor had redecorated, turning their desks around to face out toward the windows and daylight (and freedom) instead of facing the walls and dreary grey bulletin board. Not sure how I feel about this. I thought the scattering of lone thumbtacks was a nice touch, holding the promise of something more – an Art Department schematic, a colorful print, a Tiger Beat centrefold of Robby Benson – while simultaneously crushing their spirits. Also, this makes it much harder for me to sneak up on them whenever the mood strikes. 🙁
26 thoughts on “November 4, 2014: Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown – unless the Art Department meeting runs late in which case it rests just fine on the table while you take a little nappy!”
Can we refer to you henceforth as just “Commodore” or do you actually prefer “The Commodore”, in the more formal third-person way? 🙂 I suppose “Commodore Joe” is a bit too familiar.
You know what I hate more than meetings that run long? Or meetings in general, for that matter? Meetings that I plan my day around and then don’t happen! So, who was it that finally woke you up from your troubled slumber? Trevor? I’d keep watch in case he suddenly appears to be flaunting a wallet that looks oddly familiar. 😉
Just one more cute Riley pic!
Sir, Commodore, Sir!! Sweeeet and things are moving along.
gforce – cool puppy pix
BIG WAVE to Trevor….good to see you involved in this project.
Okay, Sir Commode it is! Whatever you say.
I’m going to start calling your Board Room the Blur Room. Your pictures are so blurry, they make me think I’m going blind. Does Natalie’s sign say “Batman”?
Commodore Mallozzi, there seems to be a problem with your camera. It keeps blurring parts of the picture. You should get that checked out.
1. Best. Blog. Entry. Title. EVER! 😆
2. @ gforce – Awwww! adorable! 🙂
CanNOT wait!! 😀
Natalie Cooper sounds awesome, I could see her becoming an Ashleigh-like nemesis for you if you’re not careful.
Also have you gotten any word on Lulu’s paw bumps?
I hope that no one reading those COLOUR-CODES is Colour-BLIND..?! [just saying..]
BTW, you couldn’t spring for “head-rests” on those “Capt. KIRK”-wannabe Chairs? Or, even a “Pillow” from your PTCA*?
” We’re going projectiles over lasers and blasters. ”
Way to many shows are going for projectiles over lasers, I want lasers.
Oh Joe about the sneaking up, just put on your invisibility cloak and let the sneaky begin, bwahhhaaa, no really, those desks are really cleaned off, nice, wish I could do that to mine, might find long lost items. The thumbtacks could be the constellations, or planets??. or the cloth on the board is hiding a big reveal, maybe plans for your christmas present?!? Well anyway, have a great day!!
Nice name plate, Joe! Very sleek. Very elegant.
Cute puppy! My Lab used to try to retrieve whole branches when she was a pup. Then she would try to eat them.
Commodore it is…however, when we do meet next, may I also call you, “Captain, My Captain”?
What a great decision. Lasers and blasters are SO PASSEE!
I know how you feel about people not showing up to meetings. That’s why it’s so important to remind them that there will be a $20.00 in it for each of them. It also solves the problem of the missing wallet.
Great news of note: I have a new kettle. Who wants tea?
@Gforce…what kind of dog is Riley? He is a very cute pup.
Commodore Malozzi then, but the rank suppose you have under your command more than one ship. are you planing make some other ship based serie in parallel to this?
Nice remake of a HK g36, put some leds in it.
At least you can sleep in the meetings.
OK…must we address you as “The Commodore” or will a simple “Commodore” suffice? I’m getting a real L. Ron Hubbard vibe here. Maybe you could just write your own religion and be done with all this TV stuff.
The rifle looks cool. I assume the lower tube is for optional projectiles? H.E. rounds and the like?
@ Joe, et al. – I see everyone is jumping on the Commodore bandwagon, but not so fast.
A Commodore is often just a courtesy title given to the senior captain in command of a fleet. Even when given as an official rank a Commodore is still just a glorified Captain, falling under the rank of Rear Admiral. Now…as an aspiring Supervillain…I just can’t imagine you settling for any rank below that of an Admiral. In fact, I can’t imagine you aspiring to anything less than Admiral of the Fleet (and I’m not talking about the enema…I think that falls under ‘rear admiral’… 😉 ).
Mallozzi…Admiral of the Fleet. Has a nice ring to it. 🙂
@Patricia – Riley is a golden doodle (cross between a golden retriever and a poodle).
@Das – the minions movie looks great!
And yes, any news about Lulu’s paws?
The word Commodore reminds me of the word Commode. Just FYI. 🙂 Love your post! Made me laugh.
Patricia Bertrand: I love tea! Do you have cookies?
Ponytail: Thanks! He starts in two weeks. Today he has to get his vaccination records and turn those in to St. Jude. They try and make the kids feel normal, so the cafeteria is open to employees and the kids.
gforce: If Riley grows into those feet, he’s going to be a monster!
Das: That trailer…. 😆
gforce: What a beautiful and cute dog! Is he a soft-coated weaton terrier?
I think it’s a good choice, projectiles. I would add, though, that for sound fx for them to add a bit of an electrical tone to it. You want it to sound like advanced weaponry even though it’s still a projectile. Maybe it uses a new form of propellant? Magnetic acceleration? Who knows? At least it sounds cool!
Perhaps even have the VFX dept come up with a new style/type of muzzle flash for specific weapons. Blue flashes look cool against shadowy backgrounds. Just remember that while projectile weapons still work in space, there are no muzzle flashes because there’s no oxygen to burn.
That actually brings up another question:
Are you going to have sound for ships flying and exploding in space?
From what I’ve seen, Firefly was the only series to get it right that there is no sound in space. You might consider the instant camaraderie you’d share with such a fan favorite if you chose to do the same. Of course, things are a bit less dramatic without those kinds of sounds. Plus, I think the SF community is happy to overlook that old trope.
What about Don Mallozzi? Or even Oyabun? Lol
Joking aside, the custom title thing is pretty cool.
@Just one more cute Riley pic!
Riley looks like a really great dog, these pictures are great by the way.
“Showrunner” … you need your own theme music, a nice touch for grand entrances and dramatic pauses.
Always be Batman. Yep.
cool signs! At least you get some extra sleep now and then.
@Tam Dixon: They’re thinking he might be up to 80-90 lbs!!
@DALLAS MARSHALL: He’s a golden doodle.
I wouldn’t mind the Tiger Beat photo of Robby Benson. Had the BIGGEST crush on him and probably had all Tiger Beat photos. And @gforce you are killing me with these Riley pictures. He has pin-up potential written all over him.