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ANTHONY SIMCOE [Ploppy] AND BEN JOHNSON [PloppyTwo] IN #farscape
September 13, 2002
<Barbarella> hey there anth

<Barbarella> ok guys give me a sec to get setup


<Ploppy> What a drama!!!! Hi everyone! I've been trying to log on for over an hour

<PloppyTwo> Woo-hoo!

<Barbarella> OK

<Barbarella> We did it

<Barbarella> We did it

<Barbarella> he's finally here and I used superglue to make sure he stays

* Barbarella giggles

<Ploppy> Hi everyone!!! persistance has paid off

<PloppyTwo> Typical! Flunky has been waiting here for ages!! ;)

<Barbarella> heheh

<Barbarella> ya but I superglued you in early

<Barbarella> my tube ran out

<PloppyTwo> Mmmmm - sticky

<Ploppy> I must say thanks to everyone once again for all the suipport - tha add in the Telegraph here yesterday really lifted our spirits

<Ploppy> Oh no I have an angry flunky ;-)

<PloppyTwo> :S

<Ploppy> Folks I am so proud to introduce you to my oldest and greates friend - Ben

<Ploppy> Ben = Ploppy2

<PloppyTwo> [Blush]

<Barbarella> such a pretty shade

<Ploppy> We went to high school together, shared a flat through uni years etc

<PloppyTwo> Man, is he untidy or WHAT!!!!!

<Barbarella> hehe

<Ploppy> And as of this week he becomes part of the Scaper community becaseu he will now be handling all my convention appearances

<Barbarella> OH that should be fun for you did you know what you were getting yourself into?

<Ploppy> Of course I'm untidy!!! Creative minds always are

<PloppyTwo> Nope - but I'm enjoying it so far!

<PloppyTwo> Nice save...

<Barbarella> hehe

<Ploppy> I know he's going to be getting in touch with some awesome people by joining our little Farscape family

<Barbarella> wow Ben is getting questions this time

<Barbarella> hehe

<Ploppy> I've nearly finished ADR for 15 - my big D'Argo ep for season 4

<PloppyTwo> Cool - I can actually type more than 3 words a minute too

<PloppyTwo> [SLAP!]

<PloppyTwo> Sorry, Flunky apologises

<Barbarella> I wasn't gonna comment

<Ploppy> Yes I know I'm a crap typer

<Barbarella> people remember PM Pygar with your questions so I can have them in que

<Ploppy> But at least I'm here

<PloppyTwo> Absolutely

<Ploppy> Yes I think some Q's wold be great. Remember to ask Ploppy2 some things. Maybe you have some advice? We'd appreciate it

<Barbarella> ok

<Barbarella> <JohnKoz> Q for Ben - so tell us what a big dork Anthony was in high school...

* Barbarella snickers

<PloppyTwo> LoL

<PloppyTwo> ROFLMAO

<Ploppy> Careful Ben...

<PloppyTwo> Ummmmm

<Ploppy> Surely you want to say I was charming and funny...;-)

<PloppyTwo> Actually, as I'm sure you can imagine - Anth was always one of the most popular guys in school. I think it has something to do with having a cool sense of humour

<Ploppy> Adored by woman

<Ploppy> Pursued by women

<PloppyTwo> Oh yes - sorry, stick to the script!!!

<PloppyTwo> LOL

<Barbarella> hehe

<Ploppy> Worshiped by women

<PloppyTwo> Ummmm

<Ploppy> Pursued by women

<Ploppy> OK..I'll admit it...maybe I was exaggerating about the women stuff

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> *Mike* Ploppy2 (Ben) you need to get Anth to DragonCon! You have a large following there (but then what Farscape char does not?:).

<Barbarella> I'm gonna start with this one cause I can't resist

<PloppyTwo> OK - details for DragonCon??

<PloppyTwo> Give me a website so I can scope it out

<PloppyTwo> This is exactly the stuff I need

<Barbarella> we'll get that for ya and email it to you

<Barbarella> :)

<Ploppy> Ok here's the deal!! Ben has an email address for ideas and stuff re: conventions

<PloppyTwo> I'm talking to United Fan Con and SFX in MASS at the moment

<Ploppy> Give it to them Ben

<Barbarella> I think most people want to know what they would need to do to get Anth to a convention in their area

<PloppyTwo> Were doing our best to get Anth there for November

<Ploppy> PLEASE don't use this email to contact me or ask for anything to be passed on to cast - it won't happen

<PloppyTwo> All they need to do is send me the details so I can check it out

<Ploppy> That's not being rude - It's having respect for Ben and his email account

<Barbarella> okey doke we'll make sure to get it out to the scapers and make sure its con appearances only

<Ploppy> It is a "convention bookings only" email - otherwise you will always see me from time to time on bb's and you can leave messages on the bb at anthonysimcoe.com

<Ploppy> Just heard that Gigi is doing a little role on the telefilm I'm doing (my role ius tiny as well)

<PloppyTwo> We're here today to try and get Anth out to meet as many of you as possible - as well as helping him pay his mortgage (not to mention his flunkey!)

<PloppyTwo> If there's a con in your area, let me know about it

<Ploppy> Can't tell you more about it beyond - Melissa Jaffa is in it as well as Gigi and I - our roles are very small (no more than a few lines)

<Barbarella> hey we're a good network for that kind of stuff just ask scifi and the media

<Barbarella> we can get word out

<PloppyTwo> Coolness

<Barbarella> *Jothee* for Anthony: whatever happened to Jothee? (I don't know the actors name... bad scaper) For Ben:how many places do you have Anthony booked at currently/how many are possible per year. I'm sure there's lots of cons hat would love to have him there

<Barbarella> a 2 parter

<Ploppy> Jothee is played by Mat Newton. He is a wonderful actor and FYI the son of a VERY FAMOUS Australian tv personality Bert Newton

<PloppyTwo> We've only just started booking Anth for cons. That's part of the reason we're here this morning

the reason we're here this morning

<Ploppy> I taught him briefly at NIDA. His carreer is incredible. He's really broken through and mainly does films these days - what a talent!!

<PloppyTwo> Talking to United Fan Con in Springfield, MA and SFX in Boston at the moment - things look positive

<PloppyTwo> Two November Cons

<PloppyTwo> Obviously Anth will be at the Creation Cons in CA and NY in November as well

<Ploppy> I love working with Mat - he also does lots of high level theatre

<PloppyTwo> Also talking to a guy in the UK about an appearance in March next year

<PloppyTwo> Looks like a big one!

<Ploppy> I want to see snow!!!!! Any cons near snow?

<Barbarella> lots

<Ploppy> Any cons near Disney world? I've got to spend a week in that place

<PloppyTwo> Take me! TAke me!

<Ploppy> Be a good flunky and I will :-)

<PloppyTwo> [sits and behaves]

<Ploppy> But remember - girlfriend first, flunky second

<Barbarella> <Artist> question for Anth: We're starting to believe our campaign can get a 5th season - is the cast and crew starting to believe this?

<PloppyTwo> Hmmmm - a plot hatches to do away with.... Wait a minute - did I say that out loud...??

<PloppyTwo> Drat!

<PloppyTwo> Drat!

<Ploppy> To be honest no-one really knows how close or far our efforts aretaking us until the powers that be have a meeting Monday USA time

<Ploppy> ga

<PloppyTwo> What's ga?

<PloppyTwo> Are your fingers choking?

<Barbarella> *Sermon* Ploppy: What are your goals for the future? Where do you see yourself as an actor?

<Ploppy> Hey Ploppy2. You've lasted 20 years and about twice as many girlfriends - I think you're fine

<PloppyTwo> [Blush]

<Ploppy> I see myslef moving more into comedy. Sadly csting directors see me moving on to the Dole cue

<Ploppy> ga

<PloppyTwo> Once again - flunky arrives WAY before Ploppy

<Barbarella> ok we got a 2 parter again

<PloppyTwo> !!! :)

<Ploppy> In fact I came up with the idea for a comedy show last night

<Barbarella> *Bjeldor* For Ploppy: Is all of D'Argo's dialoge run through ADR? For PloppyTwo where does John get his fly threads? Gap and Bannana republic don't seem to carry the style...

<PloppyTwo> Man - I don't understand my question! LOL

<Ploppy> No not at all!! We do a lot of ADR but over 50% is sync (ie what we recorded on the day)

<PloppyTwo> Who is John?

<Barbarella> hehee

<Barbarella> I think they think you handle everyone's stuff...

<Barbarella> hehehe

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> ok I have a better one for you P2

<Barbarella> *longlivefarscape* Ben, Can you tell us what we need to do to get anth on Conan Or Letteman??

<PloppyTwo> At the moment, doing Anth's stuff is keeping me VERY busy!

<Ploppy> To get on to a talk show takes a LOT of fan demands - the network has to see an attraction for their larger audience

<Ploppy> ga

<PloppyTwo> Contact the producers of Letterman and Conan and flood them with (polite) requests

<PloppyTwo> they can't have missed what's going on in the news at the moment

<PloppyTwo> they'd know FS is a hot topic

<Ploppy> HAs the second Rally been organised - execs will be wlaking into a meeting about Farscape Monday - How many people will be there as they walk inot work?

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> we have tons of rallies planned

<Barbarella> just for your info

<Barbarella> *JML* Hey guys! What do you think about all the media coverage the fight to save Farscape has gotten so far, and do you think it's having any effect?

<Ploppy> yes my typing sucks

<PloppyTwo> It's amazing.

<PloppyTwo> I'm not directly involved with the show - except as my relationship to Anth - but I've almost been in tears at some of the stuff I've read and seen

<Ploppy> We were amazed. Ben called people with the CNN article and played it to people over the phone - we were so jazzed

<PloppyTwo> Very emotional issue!

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> OK I'm getting this one alot from many people...the scapers as a group have raised over 80,000 dollars and the number keeps climbing what are your thoughts on that?..and can you guys find a use for the money to help with funding?

<Ploppy> Very!

<PloppyTwo> You guys are so dedicated - no one could help but be moved by that

<Barbarella> they expect it to be up over 100,000 by the end of weekend

<Ploppy> Wow!!!!!! Incredible!!! That would be somehting to ask a suit at Henson's

<Ploppy> Incredible!!!

<Ploppy> Get that info out to the suits! That is so impressive!!!!

<PloppyTwo> Funding the campaign to save the show too! Could make it very high profile

<Ploppy> An idea is to make 1 enmormous donation on behalf of Farscpe fans to a charity at a very well managed press event

<PloppyTwo> Number crunchers will always be swayed by the people with the most clout

<PloppyTwo> That's an awesome idea Anth!

<Ploppy> Everyone wins - the charity - Farscape - you folks are awesome

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> *Gastroff* question for anthony...before it seemed the show was cancelled, were there any plans to revive the d'argo/chiana relationship? or is that something you can't talk about cuz it might involve the second half of year four?

<Barbarella> remember guys please PM pygar with your questions PM's to me won't be looked at

<Ploppy> All I can say is that D & C have a future - what that is and in what form will be part of the fun of the end of this season

<PloppyTwo> [Aside] Are we getting any info from fans in Europe and UK about convention appearances for Anth??

<Ploppy> Remember the D'Argo Jool kiss?

<Barbarella> yes actually we're getting tons of quetsions about that ben so make sure to get me that contact info and we'll make sure to get it out on all the sites

<Ploppy> D'ARgo is in serach not only of love but HOW to love

<Ploppy> ga

<PloppyTwo> Cool

<Barbarella> *aughra* Anth....how's your neck, hon...still going to physio? Gotta watch those hyperrages! ;-)

<PloppyTwo> Sniff!

<Ploppy> It's Ok - not great - yes still going - just ADR'd the scene where it went yesterday

<Ploppy> For those who don't know I damaged my nexck this season doing a FULL ON hyper rage scene

<Ploppy> Another injury for this job

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> *LJinx1* Hi Anth and Ben. I heard rumours that say you are coming to a Starfury event in the UK next year, is this true? We'd love to see you!!!!!

<Barbarella> remind me never to make you mad then Anth

<Ploppy> We're trying as hard as we can to make it happen - a 6 month ban on other events is hampering us at the moment but the people at Star fury are wonderful so I'm sure we'll work something out

<Ploppy> ga

<Ploppy> "I vow I will never be taken prisoner again!"

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> *newmedia303* For Ploppy, I remember an interview where you said that you find what you need for a scene in the other actor's eyes. What do you when working with the puppets? Like when you had to apologize to Rygel??

<PloppyTwo> Great question!

<Ploppy> THe puppeteers make his eyes come alive - it's the same principle and a key to acting - take the focus and drive to something outside yourslef - affect the world around you

<Ploppy> effect

<Ploppy> This stops your performance becoming indulgent

<Ploppy> "I pay my $60 to come out of the theatre an emotional mess. Not to watch you in one" I wish more actorws learnt this lesson - we'd see better performances

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> <PsiTrey> How Raelee and Melissa Jaffer have reacted to the news of the cancellation?

<Barbarella> how has sorry

<Ploppy> Crying does not a good actor make - I know plenty of crap actors who can cry on cue

<PloppyTwo> by the way gang, if you want to see Anth at conventions near you - contact the organisers and make your voices heard

<PloppyTwo> You're all good at that!

<Ploppy> They're resigned to it - Very sad and shocked but as R said to me a year on a show is a lot diferent to 4

<Ploppy> ga

<PloppyTwo> ;)

<Barbarella> *JessicaSeven* how did you decide acting was your thang?

<Ploppy> I didn't decide. God did.

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> *commy* anth- Where would u like to see the character go? how would u write the character in the final ep (when weve won!!!) ie how would u like the character to be ended?

<Ploppy> I would like to see D'ARgo utilise all his new found wisdom and experience to aid in the plight of hsi people

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> *zoowho* Is the farscape set still intact? I heard in a previous chat that it was to be destroyed soon after the cancelation was announced.

<Ploppy> So come Monday afternoon the campaign will know the fruits of its efforts

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> *Magess* P2: are you also going to book gigs for Anth's band? :)

<Ploppy> Would LOVE to do that. It's a more expensive prospect for the organisers but hey - they get the big D and Scorpy plus a great rock band

<PloppyTwo> If a convention is interested in Anth's band , then definitely! Otherwise, the band is not within my sphere of influence

<Ploppy> When Scapers let organisers know they wnat Farscape cast at conventions you should also request the band

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> *CraisLover* Anthony, If you could take any characteristics of Dargo's and have them be a part of you, what would they be and why?

<Ploppy> Craislover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hello darling!!!!

<Ploppy> Craisloveer has taken the most fantstic shots of me at cons people - great photographer - great lady

<Ploppy> I would take hsi spaceship of course! :-)

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> *Jota* If the campaign here in North America is successful, is that likely to have affect Australian/New Zealand networks at all?

<Barbarella> IF?...WHEN

<PloppyTwo> God I hope so! It's really annoying how they program FS here!

<Ploppy> I don't think so - The sad truth is that no network belives the show works for an Aussie audience - Our ratings here were more than appalling

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> *TankGrl* Who are you going to be for Halloween?

<Barbarella> I thihnk that's to both of you

<Barbarella> remember folks please PM pygar

<PloppyTwo> Thanks to crappy programming - that's my 2 cents

<Ploppy> Not an Australian tradition I'm afraid. But happy halloween anyway (If that's the right thing to say)

<PloppyTwo> Morticia Addams

<Ploppy> But Ploppy2's always dressed like that

<Ploppy> ga

<PloppyTwo> My secret's out!

<Barbarella> *RomCen* For Anth: Which Farscape episode is closest to your heart and why? You'll always be close to our hearts, btw! :)

<Barbarella> does that mean if I speak french you'll swoon?

<PloppyTwo> LOL

<Ploppy> I've seen photos and of course in movies kida going around collecting lollies but I can't say I've ever had someone come to my dorr "Trickl or treating" HAve you Ben?

<PloppyTwo> No, that was Gomez

<PloppyTwo> Never

<Barbarella> you must have nasty candy then

<PloppyTwo> Been to a couple of Halloween partied though - they're always fun

<Barbarella> I know I always left those houses alone

<PloppyTwo> Aussies always looking for an excuse to party

<PloppyTwo> And I'm always looking for an excuse to dress up!!

<Ploppy> My favourite ep is the one I'm in ADR for at the moment 4/15 - big D'Argo ep that ties up some interesting stuff about his back story

<Ploppy> ga

<PloppyTwo> Please send headless roses to:

<PloppyTwo> ...lol

<Barbarella> ok this is coming from alot of people...more band questions they all want to know how they can hear you guys play?

<Ploppy> We will be selling a demo at the cons (trying to self fund an album)

<Ploppy> We are booked to play at the LA creation con

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> well put it up on your website trust me you'll get loads of orders

<Barbarella> hehe

<Barbarella> *JessicaSeven* to both of yas: what's the lowdown on Aussie beer? XXXX or which do you prefer?

<Ploppy> Any other bookings whil wer'er in the states will be happilly accepted - just contact Ben (Ploppy2

<Ploppy> ga

<PloppyTwo> Aaaahahhhhhhgggggg!!!!!!

<PloppyTwo> Mmmmmmm....beeeerrr

<Ploppy> I'm partial to Cascade myself or Crown

<PloppyTwo> bleugh!

<Ploppy> Ploppy2 is a Queenslander (So was I)

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> *Galvin* what are the food cubes made of, what do they taste like?

<PloppyTwo> I used to drink VB when I lived in Melbourne

<Ploppy> I think they're coloured Tofu from memory - long time since I've had a scene with the good old food cubes

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> *oskum* In a British Ad at the moment Dame Edna Everage says he/she can't wait till the world leaders think like a melbourne housewife...Would it work????? ;-)

<Barbarella> I had to ask it

<PloppyTwo> Depends which Melbourne housewife

<PloppyTwo> there are a lot of them

<Ploppy> That add is here as well. The laughter that Dame Edna brings the world has to be a good thing

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> I think we asked this one already

<Ploppy> I prefer his chracter Sir Les to Dame Edna but they're both great

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> *aBracaDabra* For Anth - What's your favorite part of doing cons? Our family in Rhode Island just loves you!

<Barbarella> yes the magic word beer

<Barbarella> remember guys pm pygar I'm not looking at pm's

<PloppyTwo> I like Fosters Lite Ice - Mmmm, cool and refreshing, and light

<Ploppy> (Queensland is an Australian state) An Australian joke is "Why do Queenslanders call their beer XXXX - because they can't spell beer"

<PloppyTwo> Hahn premium light is also a goody

<PloppyTwo> Hey!

<Ploppy> Thank you. The best part of doing a con is looking into peoples eyes, if only for a second, and saying g'day. I hope that everyone who gets to meet me at a con comes awy feeling that I am a genuine normal guy and tha we are ll on the Farscape hjourney TOGETHER

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> *Macabre* Hi there! ;D Here's my question for Anth: Does anyone ever get nauseous regarding all the disgusting things that happen? Re: D'Argo's DNA all over his ship's controls, lots of vomiting, eating stuff that other people have... produced.

<Ploppy> I love laughter and energy - that is my job at a con - to give out good, high energy vibes to everyone - I'm a race car at a con not a gondala ride

<PloppyTwo> OK gang - I'm going to give you my contact info....

<Barbarella> yes please

<Ploppy> We find it funny. It's never as disgusting when you are conronted with the technical aspects of your job

<PloppyTwo> A couple of rules first....

<Barbarella> I dunno I've seen some of the things you guys are asked to eat Anth

<Ploppy> Ooh Ploppy2 sounds tough

<PloppyTwo> Please, please, please only send information about Conventions

<Ploppy> I'm terrible on set - usually all the "space food" is normal food recoloured of course so I will spoen dthe day nibbling away

<PloppyTwo> I'm sorry, but I CANNOT forward messages on to Anth - or to anyone else

<Ploppy> Then I'll feel ill and stand by props are angry becasue IU kleep eatin ghte props!

<Ploppy> They started to tell me all the props were sprayed with insect spray to stop me eating them :-)

<PloppyTwo> My job is to organise Anth's appearances at cons and events so I'll have to ignore anything that comes in outside of that scope

<Ploppy> It was very funny - I ate them anyway - who;s going to argue with an angry Luxan

<PloppyTwo> You'll do much better by getting me the con info anyway. That way, if it's in your area - you'll get to meet him in person! Way better than talking to a flunky (Sniff...:( )

<Ploppy> OOOh Ploppy2 - You're so much more than that!!!

<PloppyTwo> [Blush]

<PloppyTwo> Ohhhh - thanks man [coy]

<Ploppy> So what's the Addy Ploppy2?

<PloppyTwo> simcoebookings@netspace.net.au

<Ploppy> I can take 2 more q's

<PloppyTwo> If you regularly visit Anth's website, there's a link there to an address (conventions@anthonysimcoe.....) - you cannot contact me at that address! Use the one I just gave you

<Barbarella> ok This is to both of you...I think I've had almost every scaper here say Try to get Anthony and Ben to say NEVER SAY DIE for us (for Ben that's our Call to arms for the show)

<Barbarella> they gotta have it man

<Barbarella> I'm bowing to pressure

<Barbarella> hehehe

<PloppyTwo> I know - I've been lurking.... heheh

<Ploppy> Anth takes a deep breathe

<Ploppy> He stands

<Ploppy> Wind blows his hair

<Ploppy> Somehting is building

<Ploppy> Energy starts to grow

<Ploppy> His mouth opens

<Ploppy> the ground rumbles........

<Ploppy> and......

<Ploppy> NEVER SAY DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

<PloppyTwo> NEVER SAY DIE!!

<Barbarella> hehehe

<Ploppy> Windows shatter

<Barbarella> OH that feels gooooood

<Ploppy> light bulbs explode

<PloppyTwo> Man, I'm quivering

<Ploppy> tvs change stations

<Ploppy> the city shuts down

<PloppyTwo> That was powerful - I mean it!

<Ploppy> the only thing the whole world can hear is the cry of millions of angry scapers

<Ploppy> NEVER SAY DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

<Ploppy> That's it for me people - off to the weekend

<PloppyTwo> I guess I'm heading off too...

<Barbarella> and now I'm gonna open up the floor

<Barbarella> :)

<PloppyTwo> I'll be back now and again to remind you to harrass you're con organisers

<Ploppy> Thank you so much once again - it IS having an impact - I promise you and I repeat -It IS having an impact

<PloppyTwo> !!!


Thursday September 12, 2002
*** Barbarella sets mode: +m

<Barbarella> hi guys ok..this is the deal

<Barbarella> y'all mentioned the letterman idea

<Barbarella> I talked to the 8 people left we could have more people there by end of day to see if they'll go as well I need details on where they need to go

<Barbarella> and I need all of you to start bombarding the letterman show to see if we can get them to mention us and have our scapers at the right place at the right time

<Barbarella> go get the info for me and we'll post it in channel

<Barbarella> I need emails and phone numbers

<Barbarella> many have heard of our pleas...from numerous websites all over the web

<Barbarella> and they're also popin into chat people who have NEVER chatted before

<Barbarella> and they LOVE the cast chats and reading about the stuff that goes on in here



<Barbarella> and remember SCAPERS NEVER SAY DIE!! FARSCAPE LIVES!!!!

*** Barbarella sets mode: -m

*** Barbarella sets mode: +m

<Barbarella> <RadiantAeryn> at ceconverse@cbs.com.

*** Joins: Ploppy

<Barbarella> <RadiantAeryn> Janice Penino

<Barbarella> <RadiantAeryn> Personnel Manager

<Barbarella> <RadiantAeryn> Late Show with David Letterman

<Barbarella> <RadiantAeryn> 212-975-4734

<Barbarella> <RadiantAeryn> It said that was specifically for human interest stories.

<Barbarella> Hiya Anth

<Barbarella> :)

<Barbarella> welcome to the media blitz we're tryin to do since we have some scapers willing to travel

<Ploppy> Hi everyone? 10 to 6 here in the morning so my brain hasn't awoken. How's things?

<Barbarella> well the rally didn't quite go as planned but we think we can salvage things

<Barbarella> by tryin to get the word out to letterman and conan obrien

<Barbarella> and some of the other media while we have people there

<Barbarella> remember folks start those emails

<Ploppy> Once again thanks for everything - I can report that your voices are being heard. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Does this mean we've saved the show? - NO. But it's the first step

<Barbarella> We won't stop till we get what we want

<Ploppy> The Letterman/O'Brian idea is great

<Ploppy> Was there a rally someplace?

<Barbarella> ya we were outside SCIFI studios all day today

<Barbarella> they've been incredibly nice

<Barbarella> and we handed out over 400 flyers

<Barbarella> and found out many are seeing our words on the web thru sites and this chatroom

<Barbarella> they LOVE seeing you guys from the cast and your chats here on websites

<Barbarella> that's been one of the overall comments

<Barbarella> people are stopping on the street to give thumbs up

<Barbarella> and talking to many that showed at the rally even though the turnout this time was small because we didn't have much time to put it all together

<Ploppy> This is an important time in the campaign. People are tired, the situation starts to feel more desperate - I want to say that it's important to stay together as a unified, happy, co-operative group

<Barbarella> but we'll have more

<Ploppy> We need to show to the world and to each other the greatest thing about being a Scaper - the community and its values

<Barbarella> well said

<Barbarella> here's the email for conan folks for human interest stories

<Barbarella> ceconverse@cbs.com does human interest for letterman

<Barbarella> bombard them with your pleas to get farscape back in production

<Barbarella> right now

<Barbarella> we need to get on top of this and see if we can't get some of the scapers that are there to take our cause to the airwaves

<Ploppy> Challenge yourself - with each passing day find new ways and creative ways to interact that respects and empowers everyone you are dealing with. If this happens we will all have won no matter what the outcome with Farscape

<Barbarella> ok folks Message Pygar with your questions Anthony has been generous enough to say that he'd field a few for us

<Barbarella> for some fun

<Barbarella> just message pygar

<Ploppy> Perfect!!!!!

<Ploppy> Yay - yes I have to be quick unfotunately

<Barbarella> *Chi* NEVER SAY DIE! How is the rest of the cast doing?

<Ploppy> All the Australian's are madly auditioning for jobs. Trying to build a life. It's importnant to get back in the saddle. Ben's jsut chilling out - we're all still doing ADR

<Barbarella> *DragonFyre* Anthony, it's too early for any real questions (6am?) So what's for breakfast?

<Ploppy> Avacado, tomato and cheese on toast and a cup of english breakfast tea - yummy!!!!!!!!!1

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> yum can I have some?

<Barbarella> *Da-Met* Hey anthony, you rock! Tell me something... is kissing Gigi as good as it sounds??

<Ploppy> Sounds or looks? ;-) ga

<Barbarella> LOL

<Barbarella> *GarnetGirl* someone said the Wrap Party was a WIG & HAT Party. What is that?

<Ploppy> It means that you have to come to the party wearing either a hat or a wig

<Barbarella> *SaveFarscape-PunkOMama* Anthony...What would you do for a klondike bar? hehe :)

<Ploppy> Ice cream rocks!! When

<Ploppy> i was a kid my grandmother used to let me eat ice cream and treacle pudding for brekkie - it rocked

<Barbarella> *Aeryndotcom* Anth what about the conventions in November? Is the cast still planning on attending?

<Ploppy> We're all fired up for the creation conventions and others - I'm trying to get onto some other events in November but haven't heard back yet

<Ploppy> We love the cons - they're so much fun

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> *Ripley9* Q for Anth: Sooooo.... did *you* wear a hat -or- a wig at the party? And what kind....?

<Barbarella> they're real interested in your hair man

<Barbarella> hehe

<Ploppy> I was a hat boy that night

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> *MoyasManiac* So Anthony do you like having your own ship? you seemed excited on the DVD interveiw LOL :o)

<Ploppy> My hairs it's normal colour at the mo for a role - I always like it whiteish - Ahh my Billy Idol teenage influences live on

<Ploppy> I love having LoLa. Sometimes when they're shooting on a different stage I just go and sit next to it and stare - absorbing the moment

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> well I have alot of people asking what they have to do to get you guys to come to cons in their areas...and I want to know who would I have to kidnap to get you to do a local Texas Con..Since of course I live there as do ALOT of others scapers have a few asking how we could get you here


<Barbarella> hehehe

<Barbarella> I know aussies are crazy in that cool way but I wouldn't subject anyone to texas

<Ploppy> People are asking about cons. Would you all like to meet my con contact tommorrow morning? I can arrange to have him at the chat if you like

<Barbarella> yes that would be great

<Barbarella> ALOT of people are very interested in getting you guys to cons

<Barbarella> and bringing lots of scapers there to get our story out and get our season 5

<Ploppy> lol I would love to see Texas - I'm a bit scared of people walking around with guns but hey, that's a cultural thing

<Barbarella> hehehe

<Barbarella> its the spurs you REALLY have to worry about

<Barbarella> this is a fun one

<Barbarella> *CriStina* While you were rolling some scenes with Noranti, was not giving you the laugh? This woman makes laugh great

<Ploppy> Ok I'll invite my friend - Ben - into this room tommorrow morning - I don't know what time it is where you are bu he'll be here in 24 hrs and 45 mins (in other words 7am Sydney time)

<Ploppy> Melissa Jaffa is a god send. She is amazing in every way - I look up to her in every way

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> adn EVERYONE is asking did you get to keep props and what did you manage to keep for yourself?

<Ploppy> No one got to keep any props. I wanted to keep a qualta rifle but it was no go. So I have memories and lots of great photos and behind the scenes video

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> *ToddPM* Do you guys have as much fun as it appears when you "switch" personae? It always looks like everyone gets a huge kick out of it (especially with Chiana's head-twitch).

<Ploppy> It's fun - not as difficult as you might imagine, but definitly fun. The most fun part was hearing from the other actors "Well I make these choices for this reason. She'd do this..." etc A real insight into how the others worked

<Barbarella> *Siniminister* btw barb, if you happen to know the name of the band and won't be relaying my question (that's cool), pls just pm me the name. thanks! :)

<Barbarella> alot of people want to know alot of info on your band

<Barbarella> you're a rock star man

<Ploppy> My band ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!! We haven't settled on a name yet. I write the songs and sing and play guitar. Wayne Pigram is on drums.Steve Edwards (lighting on Farscape) is our AWESOME guitarist and Jerry is our bass player

<Barbarella> oh I GOTTA hear y'all sometime you should do a jam and we'll put it on mp3

<Barbarella> on the web

<Ploppy> We're hoping to have a simple demo to sell at the con so at least people will know 4 of our songs when we play. We don't do covers

<Barbarella> *tobiasdk* are there any bloopers? and will they be released to the public(ie. on dvd)

<Ploppy> There are SO many bloopers. It's a very funny cast and crew - however we (me mainly I must admit) work very blue so most if it can't be released to the public

<Barbarella> *winonawannabe* Did you ever had the giggles on set so bad that you had to take a break ?

<Barbarella> sorry lots of questions flooding in now

<Ploppy> Every day I break down with laughter - ask anyone on the show - there are just so many funny people on set - the funniest are in the crew!!

<Barbarella> *Scorpwanna* Question for Anthony: hey Anth, I just got finished playing some of the farscape game as Dargo (Dargo being the scapers), and I whooped some PeaceKeeper arse! (PeaceKeepers being Scifi) Have you played the game yet?

<Ploppy> I've had a quick look but the real ansewr is no I haven't had a chance to play it yet. We got it last week and then all of this happoened so it hasn't taken a priority. My gaming takes place on a Nintendo Gamecube - fav's at the mo - Eternal Darkness and Resident Evil

<Barbarella> *Sermon* Question for Anthony: Could you live with a 2-hour-final of Farscape, or - let's say for example 3 Farscape TV-movies instead of Season 5?

<Ploppy> Aah you've heard. All these possibilities are better than nothing.

<Ploppy> But I think we should still be gunning for a season

<Barbarella> pipashell* Could you tell us some funny anecdotes on the set?

<Barbarella> pipashell* Could you tell us some funny anecdotes on the set?

<Ploppy> Too hard in a chat environmet to get across - so sorry - and it's usually WAY too crass to tell in public ;-)

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> *eve11* Anth is the cast and crew aware of the ad taken out by fans in the Friday Sydney Telegraph?

<Barbarella> *locomoco* Anth, I read somewhere that you like to mess with Photoshop in your free time... are you an artist as well?

<Ploppy> Not really - I' love photoshop but my main reason for learning it isa becaseu I am a director and I like to be up on what I can do with After Effects. Photoshops skills are a must have for After Effects

<Barbarella> They wanna know about what your favorite memories of doing the cons are

<Barbarella> lots of people are asking that one

<Ploppy> Making people laugh. And the wonderful acceptance of the fans. I think of it as a show. I try to perform. Make it entertaining. I don't like just sitting there

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> and another one they're asking is if we could email enough would you guys do some of the late night shows here like Letterman and Conan Obrien

<Barbarella> would ya do em?

<Ploppy> Would we!!!! We've been trying to get on these for years!!!! My dream is to be on Letterman or O'Brian.

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> *Optikal* You mentioned that Wayne Pygram beats the skins (I wonder how he'd fare at double bass...). Is there any chance of drawing him into the IRC chat?

<Ploppy> Wayne doesn't have a computer

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> *Sermon* Anthony, was your D'Argo voice sometimes enhanced with additional soundeffects or was it just your wonderful natural trailer voice?

<Ploppy> My voice was NEVER enhanced D'ARgos voice is 100% Simcoe

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> *Jota* Has Rygel started auditioning for any new gigs yet?

<Ploppy> Rygels dismantled in a box. :-( Jonathans doing a play in Melbourne
<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> *Kieriahn* Is there anyplace in the US you'd like to see? Ex., the Grand Canyon, Everglades, etc.?

<Barbarella> *Kieriahn* Is there anyplace in the US you'd like to see? Ex., the Grand Canyon, Everglades, etc.?

<Ploppy> I've never seen snow so the rocky's is high on my list. Disney world ( i love roller coasters) Grand Canyon. My favourite place I've seen so far (an dI haven't seen much at all) is Big Sur

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> *JohnD* Anthony: you mentioned having a member of lighting in your band, is there a very close comradery between cast and crew?

<Ploppy> An enormous comradery. Star behaviour doesn't wash in Australia. We're all workmates doing a job

<Barbarella> *LisaW* Anthony, my husband and I saw you at the San Diego Comic Con last year and thought you were hilarious. Do you do stand-up? Have you thought about it?

<Barbarella> ya I gotta agree on that one there Lisa I saw him in the first LA con and he ROCKED the house...I was in stitches

<Ploppy> I would LOVE to do stand up but I'm not a writer so I don't know. It's the scariest thought - maybe I should look into it. I definilty wnat to do a sit com - that's my goal

<Barbarella> OK I have to ask this one...they're askin if you have any hidden tatoos...citing D'argo's tats

<Barbarella> too many asked it to be denied

<Ploppy> But to know that you'd have to know what was under my clothes...ga

<Barbarella> *Dolphintmr* What was your biggest challange with working on Farscape?

<Ploppy> The physical challenge. The heat almost killed me (for real, I was rushed to hospital twice on this show - once with a burnt corneia and once after an attack on set where I almost died)

<Barbarella> ummm ok since we asked the klondike bar questions people wanna know what treacle pudding is

<Ploppy> Oh how do I describe that. It's like a cake desert with lots of sweet brown syrup - very very sweet. Look it up o the net, I'm sure you'll find a better description and/or the american name for it

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> remember PM pygar with your questions

<Barbarella> I know its been asked before but many are asking about the ploppy nickname

<Barbarella> we have alot of new chatters with this movement

<Ploppy> My favourite comedy show is Black Adder - my nick refers to a chracter in Black Adder Season 2

<Ploppy> ga

<Barbarella> *Jaredan* What part of being involved in such an innovative show gives you the most pride Anthony?

<Ploppy> My pride comes from the fact that we can get away with high emotionally charged drama and outrageous comedy in the same show. There's not many that can claim that. (I know other sci fi's can be kooky but to be honest they've never made me laugh. Weirdness does't translate to funny)

<Ploppy> Well folks I'm off into my day. have a wonderful day/night. Fight the good fight. Remember to look after each other. Stay united and remember to be an exemplar of the Scaper community

<Barbarella> am I supposed to ga?

<Barbarella> heheh

<Ploppy> Ciao!


*** craige3 sets mode: +o craige3

<Barbarella> hi craig

*** Barbarella sets mode: +m

<Barbarella> guys This is Craig from scifi and I'd like for him to have the floor

<craige3> I'm actually from SCIFI.COM

<craige3> I'm not hear with any news about Farscape, just about our chat server

and BBoards

 <craige3> (here)

<Barbarella> and remember people I want you guys to be nice scapers..cause ben and

anthony and David and richard asked us to and that's just the way we scapers are

 <craige3> As many of you know, the Farscape BBoard has had a lot of problems...this

is due to the high volume of folks wanted to post on it.

 <craige3> We've been working at resolving the BBoard issue and hope to have it back

up and running tonight.

 <Barbarella> that is GREAT news Craig

<Barbarella> thanks so much for your work on it

<Barbarella> :)

<craige3> The same thing has also been happening with the chat server, which is why

barb had a run in with our IT guys last night

 <craige3> Please try to be patient with us.  As you know, we have provided you guys

with an online home for 4 years, and...

 <craige3> we plan to continue doing so. However, our Boards and Chat servers are a

bit old and don't handle high loads very well

 <craige3> So please, bear with us, but know that you are welcome here, and we are

glad to have you.

 <craige3> I'm the boss of SCIFI.COM only...I don't have any news about the show. 

We are working on a new message board system and are working to get a new chat

server, too FWIW

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