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Monday, October 24, 2005

Charity Auction Winner

I just won a charity auction for a conversation with John Billingsly, the chap who played Dr. Phlox on Enterprise. I originally bid out of curiosity. Then stayed in the bidding at the end because the chap I was bidding against had the handle of "spasticjackass". I thought, "I can't possibly inflict a spastic jackass on this poor actor who so generously offered to participate in this charity auction." I had a hard limit of dollars in my head, and came just $4.50 shy of that limit. But, I saved John Billingsly from the spastic jackass. Now I have to live up to my honor. So if anyone has any suggestions for what to ask of/discuss with John Billingsly, pipe up now. The last thing I want is to be left floundering for questions, making a complete spastic jackass of myself.

6 Comments:

  • I'd love to hear how he came up with his character for Cold Case.

    Maybe, send this to TV Squad for more ideas.

    By Blogger John, at 8:47 PM  

  • Although Phlox was always smiling there was occasionally a darker almost animal side to his character which peeked out. How much of that was your own and how much was that the writers/directors?

    I was saddened to see Enterpirse cut short. In a perfect world and given a full 7 seasons where would you have liked to have seen your character go?

    Sci-Fi: a way of life or just another opportunity to act? Neither? Both?

    Phlox was one of the most truly alien characters in the Trek Universe that we have seen becuase we got to know his personality and it wasn't just that he was painted green or blue, or was a multi-colored ball. Do you identify with that sense of being different in a way that people cannot see immediately?

    Lastly, any thoughts on Phlox's polyamourous nature?

    By Blogger mice, at 12:05 AM  

  • Congrats on winning the auction!

    I'd ask John what character (specific or type) he would love to play in a show.

    He's often cast in a comic relief or sidekick role, and I've never seen him as a romantic lead or tough-guy protagonist. Would he be interested in, say, playing the title character in a remake of Marty? Or a Bruce Willis-type action hero?

    By Blogger CKL, at 11:18 AM  

  • I she a SF fan himself and what does he like? Has he seen Firefly ?

    By Blogger Chris S, at 12:30 PM  

  • Soooo, what happened?

    By Blogger mice, at 12:03 AM  

  • Still waiting for an official date. It'll happen. Just hoping for soon.

    By Blogger Ammy, at 12:07 AM  

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