Sunday, June 28, 2015

Walter Koenig from Star Trek

Very interesting Q&A with Walter Koenig, "Chekov" from Star Trek.

I asked him about the Russian accent --- whether he had to work on it or if he just turned it on.

He said he went out and got a book, and his father was Russian, so he did have to work on it a little.

He said he's always regretted though that he doesn't feel he nailed the "melody", the tonation and singing nature of Russians speaking English.

Not as much of a surprise, he said he enjoyed working with George, Nichelle, James, Leonard.... not much love for William Shatner.

I did think it interesting, when asked about how they all get along since Leonard Nimoy passed. He said it depends... Then he said "I hope to never speak to George [Takei] again."

Wonder what the backstory is there.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Some additional thoughts from Billy Dee Williams Q&A

He doesn't think about ethnicity in characters. He wants characters that are unique from Billy Dee Williams and leaves race discussions to other people.

He says if he could have been in any film it would have been A Streetcar Named Desire.


His grandkids calls him "Grandpa Calrissian"

He was legitimately injured by a squib in the pit of Sarlacc scene. Busted up his toe. He said Harrison Ford kept going with it.

He was always impressed by the sets on batman and the craftsmanship. Thinks the people behind the scenes should get more credit.

Influenced by Rudolph Valentino and Marlon Brando.

"Did you keep anything from the set?" "No. I should have kept the cape." Says the cape was a big part of the character.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

My solemn vow

I hereby pledge not to give Megatron's age out in weird amounts that require extensive mathing.

"Oh she's 21 months!"

"Crap ok... 12 months in a year so that's 9 left over, but we're only seven months into the year so that means really it was November three years ago? Or December? Does this month count as a month?"

I'll stick to reasonable fractions of years or just say when she was born and leave it at that

Friday, June 12, 2015

Did you mean to say Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz?

Random thought... If you type in German does iPhone still helpfully suggest other similar words you may be about to use?

Three suggestions and each one is something like schwarzswinehundfluffenveldt? It seems that'd take most of der screen ja?

The answer to the one and only question

No, not 42.

This is all I ever get to say to anyone anymore.

I'm sleeping okay. When things "go right", we give Megatron a bottle and put her down by about 10 pm. She can sleep till 3 am or even 4 am, TheMrs feeds her (I'm helping out as needed). This feeding & changing is generally 45 mins - 1 hr. Then when I get up for work around 6:40 am hopefully she's still asleep.

Now... You have to think of something else to ask when you see me 😏