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23 November 2008 @ 01:21 pm
Jaffa Fight Club  
My job is interesting. There must be few careers where someone can ask "How was your day at work, dear?" and you can answer "I battled Mickey Smith off Doctor Who in a fight to the death. Later on, I was a Scotsman."

This week just gone I've been in the recording studio working on the second series of Stargate audio adventures for the good people at Big Finish productions [Click Here to learn more].
First Prime is my third script for the audios, a Stargate SG-1 story featuring Christopher Judge as Teal'c and guest-starring Noel Clarke, the aforementioned ex-boyfriend of Rose Tyler, star of Kidulthood, Adulthood and a blazingly talented actor/writer/director.

Part of First Prime's plotline involves Teal'c and Noel's character Sebe't fighting with staff weapons, but without Chris in the studio, someone had to be his radio stunt double for some of the combat scenes - cue Jim. And so, I got to be Judge's stand-in, snarling and grunting, making oof! and rargh! noises. It's nice work if you can get it.

Apparently I was so good at it - or maybe it was just that I was the only spare body in the studio, who can say - that when Neil Roberts (who recently appeared in my Doctor Who audio Kingdom of Silver) came in to give his sterling performance in the forthcoming Stargate Atlantis audio The Kindness of Strangers, I got tapped once again, this time to play Doctor Carson Beckett, in lieu of Paul McGillion.  Everyone was very generous about my attempts at a Scottish accent.

xenaclone: Self as 'Vera'xenaclone on November 23rd, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
Neil Roberts [GGGG]. Well, if you're ever down some OFC characters, I'd gladly come and read in parts for beer [ono]:-). WLT have Equity card [GG].
lonemagpielonemagpie on November 23rd, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
Hm, I thought they were recorded in June...

(Well, I know *one* of them was...)
jmswallowjmswallow on November 24th, 2008 11:23 am (UTC)
Some parts were.
lonemagpielonemagpie on November 24th, 2008 11:30 am (UTC)
True, I suppose. At least you know who the guest star in your story is...
Dayton Ward: Spockdaytonward on November 23rd, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a fun time!
wraithfodderwraithfodder on November 23rd, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to the next batch of Stargate (Sg1 and SGA) audiobooks :)
Nea: ani-meneadods on November 23rd, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a wonderful time!
michael_b_lee on November 24th, 2008 12:11 am (UTC)
"I battled Mickey Smith off Doctor Who in a fight to the death. Later on, I was a Scotsman."

Brilliant! I want your job. :)
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jmswallowjmswallow on November 24th, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
the_exclamation on November 25th, 2008 03:06 am (UTC)
I've *always* had a problem with that name, for that reason.

findo: Horus guardfindo on December 28th, 2008 12:36 pm (UTC)
Any idea when "First Prime" will be available for pre-order or actually coming out? Can't wait!

jmswallowjmswallow on December 28th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
'2009' is the only answer I can give you right now - we're still putting together the releases for series two of the audios at the moment. As I understand it, First Prime will be the first release, so keep an eye on the Big Finish website...