Check it out! The pasta of the future! Chef Mallozzi Spaghetti & Meatballs! Perfect for those nights you don’t feel like taking the transport shuttle to the moon base market for a supply run. Thanks to 1st Assistant Art Director and Graphics Maestro Roxanne Borris for immortalizing me in Dark Matter art department lore (since this particular label will never actually make it into an episode).
Speaking of food – I’m pleased to report I’ve made significant progress on my new get fit program for 2016. A combination of early morning workouts, protein shake breakfasts, sensible lunches and dinners (punctuated by the occasional cheat meal) have yielded impressive results. Four weeks ago, when I tried on that suit I had made in Hong Kong back in 2004, I couldn’t close the outside clasp, much less the button on the pants. Three weeks ago, I was able to close the clasp – but the button was still a no go. Two weeks ago, I was able to close both button and clasp in highly uncomfortable fashion. One week ago, the pants were a snug fit. Monday is the final “pants-in”. I feel like one of those contestants on that reality show where people lose all that weight, take part in challenges, and avoid getting voted out in a bid to win the big cash prize. It think it’s called Survivor.
Check out our snazzy-looking 1st Assistant Director, Brandon Tataryn (named after the disease from Episode 1o7. Or maybe the disease was named after him. I don’t recall.). Today, during our Playback meeting, VFX Supervisor Lawren Bancroft-Wilson accused him of wearing a Christmas sweater in January. Brandon claimed it was, in fact, a space-themed sweater and the design is a totally apropos depiction of dark matter. Then, about an hour later, he claimed it was a star field. I mean, what’s next? Asteroid belt?
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