Secret Warehouse 13 In South Dakota
Last Tuesday was a busy day in the streets of the Distillery District in Toronto. There were film crews everywhere and it was like being transformed into a different time in history. I couldn’t help but notice the clock in the square had a different face, and a time that was obviously not correct. This was the set of a new television show called Warehouse 13. The show was in the filming of season 3 already. Warehouse 13 is an American fantasy television series that premiered July 7 2009 on the SyFy network. It had the third largest debut to date, garnering 3.5 million viewers. It’s about a coupld of US Secret Service Agents who are assigned to the government secret warehouse 13 in South Dakota which houses supernatural artifacts. Warehouse 13 received it’s first ever Emmy nomination in 2010. As I walked the streets of the Distillery and explored the t.v. set and some of it’s props I realized that this SyFy show has transferred my state of being into another era of time. I want to find out more about this mysterious relics and strange artifacts.
Acting in the Distillery District in Toronto
Fortunately I found the location manager working with the film crew and he kindly gave us a bit of a tour during his busy work schedule. My friend and I went to the background holding area where they were doing period costumes and makeup for the actor’s and actresses. Wow, I did feel like I was in a time warp now. We began to chat with one of the extra actors. It seemed rather strange to see him wearing his period attire and holding a cell phone. This did seem like I was in a science fiction story now.
I found out he was from Russia and an artist. This background extra work allowed him to continue with his art and make some money doing film. I am sure the film experience offered him some inspiration and resourceful tools from time to time as well. This isn’t that uncommon, many artists hold down several jobs to pay the bills. Standing beside him you can see the amazing time differential. The costume designers and makeup artists did an excellent job. It was hard to believe that I was chatting with one of my contemporaries and not a historical figure that I met in a time machine exploration.
SyFy Network Television Series
Well, after my brief period back in time I realized that I had to get back to the modern day world and get some work done. Life is lived at a much faster pace these days. I took my last look at the horse and buggy and the people dressed in late 1800 period attire. I think it`s great to be able to be taken back into time if only for a short period of time. I went to Balzac`s and got my organic hot chocolate and was also grateful to be living in a world of technology. This SyFy network television series executive produced by Jack Kenny and David Simkins intrigued me. The transformational quality of artifacts and relics that allow us to bridge the past to the present. I would have to view this American fantasy show sometime and see if it could transfer my reality briefly again.