A lot of the recordings are done, and we’re on our way to Friday and episode 2 of the Stargate Cafe, and we’ve hit a bit of a wall. Lisa, my wife and the actor who plays Emma, managed to catch a cold that I had last week (you can kind of hear it in the preamble to the Hoff Bloopers show.*), and on Friday she managed to give it to Jeffrey, our resident Slave/Stowaway.
Lisa recorded her lines last night, so when the episode comes out and it sounds like Emma’s sick, that’s why. Emma’s just fine, it’s Lisa who’s sick.
Jeffrey is a different story. See, Pete has a lot of lines in this episode. A LOT. He’s in almost every scene. So, we recorded the first half of Pete’s lines with HealthyJeffrey(tm), and now we’re scheduled, today, to record the second half of his lines, as SicklyJeffrey(R). Not, to say the least, good. It’s one thing recording your lines sick, and another to record half of them healthy and half of them sick. Also, there’s the whole going out and being active when you feel terrible thing to worry about.
Anyway, if Jeffrey doesn’t come over to record today, then it is about 98% likely that the show will be at least a couple days late, and perhaps a full week. I do NOT want to do this, but if I must, I must. This is the reason I want to get a couple shows (a full month) ahead so I can more easily absorb problems like this.
I’ll keep you all posted as things progress.
*There will likely be an appetizer in the Stargate Cafe named Hoff Bloopers