Questions for Ginny
- Don has already covered some I jotted down...but I'll type up off the notes
How long were the setups between shots? (I wonder since they were seated
if once they got going they filmed quickly.)
How many days did they spend filming in Probe per episode on average? Did
they film the same days each week? Always at the beginning of the episode
schedule? At the end?
What technical problems were there if any? Did it look like it took extra
time to light the set? Any thoughts on the differences between the pilot
set with the people in all directions in the background and the first 15
set with just blackness in the background and an occasional blinking light?
How much room did the control set actually take up? Did it get struck each
week so they could use the studio to film other scenes for the episode that
week? Did they leave it standing and there was construction going on in
between takes for sets needed in other parts of the episode?
What was the atmosphere like on the set? In the production company? What
did they hear from above? Did things seem organized? Was there grumbling
about the stories? Rumors about changing the format or direction of the show?
She was in some, not in some (she wasn't in Gold Machine though her
character is written in the script) and then she disappeared towards the
middle of the first 15. What happened?
Did Leslie Stevens leave the show while she was there? What does she know
She wasn't in Gold Machine, and when she came back, Angel Tompkins was
gone. What was said about that? What does she know about that?
Was does she know about Deanna Lund? She was there, and then she was gone.
Does she have any opinions on the number of Probe Control people who came
and went (that's before the format change).
Did she keep in touch with the folks on the show and does she have any
knowledge about the format and set change?
Any memories/knowledge about the various directors, producers, script writers?
Any frustrations/stories about lines and bits she had that got left on the
cutting room floor? (In One Of Our Probes Is Missing, Bianco sees her and
starts talking her up, but it was cut from the final episode. In the pilot
script all of the controlers introduced themselves and explained their job
to Dr. Laurent.)
Did they normally use two cameras in shooting the control scenes? Why did
they do that? For reasons of time? Or reasons of getting a better
overlapping flow of dialogue and the operators working?
The same bio questions that Don mentioned: How she got started, how she
got in the pilot, why she left the show (if it was her idea) what has she
been doing since.
If I think of more...I'll post them.