Having been in “the biz” for going on 25 years, I rarely ever get star struck. And yet, it happened yesterday when a former guest star visited the sit. Pictured above, alongside Executive Producer Paul Mullie, is Boxy who you’ll no doubt remember from our big first season two-parter (Episodes 110 and 111).
Pictured above: Boxy patiently awaits his scene (Dark Matter Episode 110).
Boxy was a delight to work with – prompt, professional, and incredibly focused. He never missed his mark; never questioned or flubbed a line. And then, once he’d finished filming his scene, he’d quietly trundle off, presumably back to his trailer. He was effortless, a calming presence, one of those celebrities who you just couldn’t help but feel good to be around.
A sample of Boxy’s work (around the 5 second mark):
On his last day, I remember thanking him for doing the show and pointing out that, since we didn’t kill him off, there was a possibility his character could come back. I got the sense that he really enjoyed his time with us and that, if the right script came along, he would be back. Yesterday’s visit seemed to hint as much. It was his unspoken way of gently reminding us that, hey, despite his busy schedule (I hear he just booked a six episode arc on The Good Wife), he’s missed us. And, I think I speak for the entire crew when I say the feeling is mutual.
And we’re not the only ones. The last time I checked, the Bring Boxy Back petition had already garnered over two thousand votes! Who wants more Boxy?! Let us know!
Paul and I hanging out on set with Boxy, May 2015.