Introducing Grant Boyle – male model. Oh, and 3rd Assistant Director on Dark Matter. No doubt having grown tired of all the compliments I receive on my suits, Grant decided to go all out today – suit, tie AND cufflinks. Mighty suave, no? At one point, he flashed up on my monitor – standing in front of the camera, eating a burrito and, for a brief few seconds, I thought I was watching a cop show. Detective Grant Boyle: homicide! What do you think, ladies? Should he get his own show?
I left set in such a rush last night that I left my scarf behind. Fortunately, EP assistant Alison Hepburn was on the ball and returned it to me this morning. I rewarded her by not forcing her to stay late just in case I forgot my scarf again. BUT, if I do forget it again, there’ll be hell to pay!
How awesome is my girlfriend? Yesterday morning, she sent me off with a platter of brown butter bourbon cookies for the crew. They were a huge hit. Self-described full-time cookie aficionado (and occasional actor) Anthony Lemke hailed them as the best cookies he’s ever eaten!
The sugar and bourbon gave the crew the energy they needed to rock the gimballed shuttle set for those inflight scenes. Perhaps a little too much sugar and bourbon as director T.J. Scott had to keep telling them to ease up. Had I brought seconds, they probably would have rolled the damn thing.
I strolled in at 8:55 a.m. this morning to discover our infirmary set a hive of activity. Things being moved, assembled, fixed. It was downright heartening – if not for the fact that we were 5 minutes away from main unit call. BUT, in a flash, it was done. And we were finally ready to shoot in our infirmary set – for the very first time! Above: Rocky, part of the Art Department team, makes the magic happen.
We also shot in the mess hall for the first time. Check out the spice rack!
Meanwhile, prep continues on episode #103. We had our space suit helmet meeting today and reflected on reflections. The bad kind that screw up a shot because they show up in face shields.
The screen grab of the day:
And our sock of the day!
Went to dinner last night with our Commander Truffault, the lovely Torri Higginson. We talked dogs, food, cons, and scifi over wine, bourbon, and a crazy assortment of dishes. Tomorrow, she drops in to lower the boom on Ferrous Corp!