I wanted to look my best for the first day of prep, so I decided to go with this black, grey, and burgundy ensemble. Note the turtle cuffs (a present from Akemi) and the cat socks (another gift from Akemi).
Akemi marked the occasion by baking up a bunch of home made chocolate oatmeal with dried cherries and coconut flakes. They were a hit and Props Master Victoria Klein declared them “Ten on ten!”.
Hey! We got the band back together! And director Ron Murphy is back on lead vocals! We positively breezed through today’s concept meetings for Episodes 301 and 304.
We followed with a brief walk-thru of our second stage to refresh our memories and make sure no one had taken the Marauder for another joyride.
Careful! These walls are out of control!
Construction has already begun on that room for scene 8.
It’s going to be austere yet cozy in its military simplicity.
Hey, guys, relax! The Marauder’s exactly where we parked it.
Six boxes of Marauder control parts and two boxes of chicken hearts. Don’t ask.
Reconfiguring the former Hyperion-8 cells for far-out future use.
We returned to the Production Offices and gathered to review casting, finally nailing down the roles of Adrian Maro and Ash. Whenever I sit down to watch auditions, I’m always amazed by the many great performances we have to choose from. And the occasional out-of-left-field interpretation of the material that will yield the following stunned response from yours truly –