Introducing the latest member of the Dark Matter Whisky/ey Club – actor, author, blogger, tweeter, Tabletop creator, and bourbon aficionado Wil Wheaton. He swung by the offices to sample some of the Woodford Reserve, take a tour of the sets, and terrify me with tales of the desecration suffered by a bottle of Colonel E.H. Taylor Tornado Surviving whiskey at the hands of a Moscow Mule enthusiast. And, since he was in the neighborhood, I figured I’d ask him to do the show as well.
Wil will be playing the part of Alexander Rook, President and CEO of Dwarf Star Technologies and…well, I can’t say more. Suffice it to say, you’ll love him in the role because Wil is positively tearing it up, delivering a performance that is cool, controlled, compassionate, canny, confident, with a touch of creepiness and a dash of Angostura bitters. I was truly heartened by the fact that he clearly gave it a lot of thought prior to his arrival, crafting a charmingly nuanced character in preparation for his scenes and then positively wowing us with his take. He’s been great – and, yesterday, outright outstanding as he served up a three page scene of complex dialogue, maintaining professional focus despite the incessant interruptions of airplanes flying overhead (Yes, we were shooting by the airport).
All this to say, it’s been a pleasure having Wil here with us and we hope to do it again soon. Provided he survives this episode. But, hey, like we used to say on Stargate: This is science fiction. Nobody every dies in science fiction!
Unless it’s Dark Matter of course.