Hot on the heels of one fantastic Dark Matter fan Q&A (see yesterday’s Roger Cross-dedicated entry) comes another. Director Ron Murphy (director of such episodes as: The one where FIVE mines her memories and finds out how she got on the ship, The one where FOUR kills his former mentor Akita, The one where the Android uses the upgrade to go undercover as a human, The one where almost everyone gets blown up on that space station, and another three this upcoming season including the premiere, finale, and the totally bananas Episode 304) wants to hear from YOU! Post your questions for Ron in the comments of this blog. You have until Monday night!
Yesterday morning I received a sign that Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 would NOT be one of my best days. That sign was our new (old) pug Suji peeing in the bed. At 5:30 a.m. I suspect this is the result of a bladder infection and not poor housebreaking habits or general insolence. So, we’ve made an appointment to visit the vet Friday night. And did a mess of laundry. And packed up our comforters to drop off at the dry cleaners.
Then, on my way in to work, I saw a pedestrian get hit by a car. It was morning dark and she was crossing against a red light in a no-crossing zone. The car wasn’t going that fast but it did send her tumbling, head over heels. Attempts to coax into a car for a ride to the hospital proved unsuccessful and she scampered off, no doubt to thank her lucky stars for the close call…and, later that night, curse them for the aching back that’ll probably creep on her.
I got to the office 15 minutes before call, set up my laptop, and got to work on my script, marveling at how quiet the place was and how fortunate I’d been to snag a parking spot right out front. Wait! Quiet?! Parking spot out front?! I checked the callsheet and, sure enough, we were shooting at our other stage. I hopped into the car and zipped over, just in time for first blocking.
A great Marauder day with Director Ron Murphy calling the shots. There was a special guest star and laughs and even a few tears shed.
At one point, actress Zoie Palmer came by my office to discuss a name for her Android. We’d had two weeks to go away and come back with three suggestions each. I actually came back with two. She had seven. We kind of, sort of, agreed on one (with a surprising Stargate connection!). But we’ve yet to commit, so discussions are ongoing.
Today, we’re in the infirmary for Day #2 of Episode 302 (which is actually shooting in the #3 slot) with Director Bruce McDonald at the helm…
Concept piece for the Ishida holo-tablet c/o Props Master Victoria Klein.
1st Assistant Art Director/Set Designer Karl Crosby shows off his robot arm.
Construction continues on the Ishida research facility.
B Dolly Grip Phil Calambakas represents on Cat Shirt Thursday.
Sound Recordist Rachelle Audet makes do with a cat pin.
For my part, I actually bought a bunch of cat t-shirts before the season started…but keep forgetting to wear them.
While Executive Producer Jay Firestone negotiates a tableful of notes.
Dinner tonight with belated birthday gal Torri Higginson (Dark Matter’s Commander Delaney Truffault). We’re gonna wagyu it up!!!