Thursday, June 07, 2007

Emily hobnobs again

Last night the Gang (Maggie, Me our two friends and someone very awesome who will remain nameless) attended the Battlestar Galactica screening in Hollywood.

Here's what I learned: Mary Macdonnell is an absolutely radiant human being who apparently loves to cut loose, Katee Sackhoff based Starbuck on her tough-guy brother, and Edward James Olmos is willing to pay SciFi himself for another season of the show, but Ron Moore is adamant that it come to an end on his time table and doesn't even want to consider a feature film. Jamie Bamber carefully ponders every question posed to anyone on stage by looking into the ceiling and squinting. And Lucy Lawless has some of the most toned arms I've ever seen.

I almost don't know what else to say since I was beside Maggie the whole time so her post covers most of it. But I'm me, so I'll come up with something.

We are very fortunate to have awesome friends who know people because we were able to squeeze into the after party with our hard-won VIP passes.

Okay mine was hard-begged and Maggie's was just given to her. But either way, we got 'em.

Jamie Bamber, for some reason, was the only actor I felt completely comfortable talking to all night. He's not only very approachable and funny, but he is even hotter in person than he is on screen, which I really didn't think was possible. I complimented his white sports jacket / torn jeans combination, but I was mostly thinking about what was underneath it. Jamie's lovely wife, who was two feet from me while I was lost in my lusty thoughts, is a very lucky woman. I really wished I had watched Horatio Hornblower as he and Maggie bonded over the whole Battlestar-is-like-Horatio-Hornblower conversation. I felt like Jason Biggs when he went up to talk to Shannon Elizabeth for the first time in American Pie. I stared at my beer and pretended to get the jokes.

But Jamie was very nice. And more pretty than any person has a right to be. And very British. In a good way.

Know who else is nice? Mark Verheiden. I didn't get to say much to him last night because I was being swept all over the place, but he's always a very pleasant individual.

And you know who's hilarious? Lucy Lawless. She rocked an evening gown while everybody else was party chic, and she owned that freaking stage during the Q&A.

Know who wasn't there? Michael Rosenbaum.

I may have made a slight impression on David Eick when I offered to get him a beer, and I shook Ron Moore's hand right before somebody shoved me out of the way to throw his girlfriend in Ron's face. I guess it's tough to be the man in charge. Everybody wants a piece.

When I got home at 12:30 am, debating whether or not I should call in a sub for work today I realized I had forgotten to call about jury duty. So I called. I reported this morning at 7:30 and had it postponed to September when I'm off track again. So now I can sleep except that Partner wants to work on the script.

I'm very tired now. Totally worth it. If nothing else, I got another T-shirt. Every party I go to in this town somebody gives me a T-shirt.


  1. Cool! Sounds like a good time.

  2. Neat!! Hope you (and Maggie et al) can join for the screening tomorrow:-)

  3. One of my personal mottos is "Never turn down an invitation from cool people." Of course I'll be there!

    I can't promise Maggie, but I invited her.

  4. “And very British. In a good way.”

    Hehehe... some of us can be quite different from the stereotypes, y’know! ;-)


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