Greetings, Super Knocked-uppers. Hope this week finds you well. If you like rain and you live in the northeastern portion of the US, well then September 2011 was probably the best month you’ve ever experienced in your life. Also: you suck. Rain is awful.
It is my pleasure this week to let you all know that you’re THIS MUCH closer to seeing the first episode of SKU. I can officially announce that we have COMPLETED SHOOTING THE FIRST SEASON! Filming officially ended sometime around 10:30 PM Sunday, September 4th. Mein Fuhrer – er, sorry, Jeff Burns is neck deep in SKU footage, doing his best Walter Murch impression and slaving away at the edit machine for hours at a time.
It seems like only yesterday that Jeff cornered me in a dark alley, threatening to break both of my kneecaps with a tire iron then sell my family into slavery at a Philipino (Philipinian?) brothel if I didn’t accept the role of Michael Masters. I could handle the thought of greasy American businessmen on vacation doing unspeakable things to my kin (who can’t?), but when it came to the kneecap thing I buckled. They’re my knees. You need them to walk. I need them to fly.
It also seems like yesterday that I fought tooth and nail against the casting of Natalie “No Eye Contact” Bain as my arch nemesis, Darkstar. Not only is she a diva the likes of which Jennifer Lopez would kow-tow to, but she delivers lines like she went to the Robert Pattinson School of Boring Delivery.
Of course, I kid. Although it’s been quite a long and eventful year, the individuals involved in the making of Super Knocked Up have been fantastic to work with. I will NOT remember the name of everyone involved (not because they’re not memorable, but because my memory SUCKS), but here are a few I know of who I want to shout out a big THANKS! to: Natalie Bain, Megan Miller, Eric Oakes, Brian Szepatowski, Juan Lopez, Lauren Kraus, Chriss Vincelette, Justin Maine, Yvonne Perry, David Bunce, Nick Lyman, Daniela Malave, Ron Pucherelli, Jenna Dott, Justine Mackey, Jay Ruzicka, Catherine Mancuso, Mike Feurstein, Roman Jaquez, John Holser, Mike Camoin, Carly Allington, Gaby Allen, Jeff Stewart, Jon Cring, Bria Schultz, Martin Pohl, Michalina Almindo, Mike Scorzelli, Rick Rodgers, Russell Van Brocklen and all the amazing extras that came out and did a kick-ass job!
I want to save the biggest thanks, though, for all of YOU. Thank you so much for following us here at Super Blogged Up, “Liking” SKU on FB, and reading the Twitter feed. We know you’ve been waiting a long time to see the series, and we thank you for waiting patiently. We believe it will live up to your expectations, and that you’ll have a wonderful time watching something we think brings a new and unexpected angle to the world of the superhero.
So thanks again, Super Knocked-uppers. Until next time – stay Super Knocked Up!