Married to the Empire

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Filming the Gordon Keith Show

We trekked to downtown Dallas again this week to do another TV show. This week it was The Gordon Keith Show. Ruf was borrowing the Vader costume again, and I was there to help him dress and to sit in the studio audience.

The TV set:

Vader walking onto the set:

Ruf felt bad about being Vader. The Vader suit belongs to Fred, who was there at the TV studio. Ruf was ready to dress as a stormtrooper and let Fred be Vader, but Fred opted to be a stormtrooper. Vader wound up getting special treatment, as in, he got to sit in the guest chair!

Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, was the next guest. Peter lives here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Next up was Wayne Orr. Wayne is a member of the local R2 Builders group, and he worked 4-1/2 years building his R2. His R2-D2 is really impressive!

A picture of Wayne and Gordon chatting about R2:

The studio audience:

Gordon wound up chatting with the audience and playing a little Star Wars trivia. I won 2 concept action figures for answering correctly. I was told the Boba Fett one is highly coveted. Um, okay.

A picture of the group with Gordon Keith. From left to right: Fred (TK), Holt (Clone Trooper whose costume broke today), Rachel (Princess Leia), Todd (Tie Pilot), Gordon Keith, Mike (Jango Fett), Ruf (Darth Vader), and Holt's 2 boys Kyle and Jordan are the cute little Anakins in front.

I had a photo taken with my sweet and not-so-scary Darth Vader:

After the show, Vader's zipper broke and he needed Stormtrooper Fred to help him. This just made me laugh:

The show should be on the air here in Dallas in 3 or 4 weeks. I'll be sure to post a link to it when it's on!

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