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Our Day at BBI - Part 3
With that the interview broke up, and after a few words of thanks to each of them they went their separate ways...a few moments later Jim, Mike, Bill, Kevin and Paul were slam dunking mini-basketballs in the studio.
We headed off through the garage/fan merchandise room (which is now serving its primary purpose -- housing the converted VW microbus that is Pearl's spaceship), and into the prop room where who to our wondering eyes should appear but none other than Jef Maynard, back on special assignment. He was making a special Crow for hush-hush reasons and we got a look at what a lot of the parts look like before they are painted gold.
Brian was really in his element here, asking questions, poking around, handling things he probably shouldn't have been handling.
We asked to see the nanites and Patrick fetched them down from a shelf, where they were lounging in a large tupperware box. They're about eight inches long and made from audio tapes and video tape parts, among other things. The exact ingredients will be posted in the FAQ soon.
We headed into the studio, where we closely inspected the new SOL set and Barb poured us each a cup of STRONG coffee (thanks, Clamguy!) and we headed off to Barb's office (formerly Julie's).
As we strolled through the hallways, we saw numerous poster-sized photos from the new show, including lots of pictures of the apes. We learned that they were created by a large-format printer that BBI had recently gotten access to ("Jim's new toy" was how Barb put it).