Last year, whenever I went down to the costume department, I’d notice the dog pictures lining the far wall – funny photos of pooches dressed up as samurai or miners, running a science experiment or playing cards. A new one would go up, roughly once a week, and I didn’t think anything of it until I took a closer look and realized there was a method to the mutty madness. Each dog photo was thematically on point! Samurai Dog = Episode 109. Miner Dog = Episode 102. Mad Scientist Dog = Episode 111. Card Playing Dog = Episode 1o4, Suddenly, it all made sense!
And so, I was delighted to see the tradition continue this year with a brand new picture to kick off the new season. Pictured above is our Episode 201-themed dog photo. Teaser alert!
(Last season’s dog pic rundown: https://josephmallozzi.com/2015/08/23/august-23-2015-the-dog-days-of-dark-matter/)
Today, we had our very first wardrobe meeting of the young season. Costume Designer Noreen Landry was fairly bursting with great new ideas. And also quick to remind me of a few of the things I promised her back in season one in the event we did get a second season pick-up. In no particular order: hats, more color, and aliens!
My aversion to hats stems from my experience working with the great Peter DeLuise, an enormously talented director who positively HATED onscreen headwear. I remember watching dailies once and bursting out laughing at the sight of one of our leads, undercover as a simple villager, wearing a silly hat. “You see!”shouted Peter, following up with a sad shake of his head. “Now it’s a scene about a hat!”
Also in attendance and back into the swing of things was Assistant Costume Designer Anna Dal Farra.
And Unit Manager Robbie David who is on hand to act as my bodyguard in the event things turn ugly for me.
A very early version of our Hyperion-8 prison guard uniforms.
This one doesn’t belong on this particular uniform but it’s something I’ve never noticed before – the Ferrous Corp insignia!
Infirmary-wear for Devon.
Today’s blog entry is dedicated to the memories of our military veterans.