The details: Halloween Lunch with Jane Badler & Alice Badler
Waiting for Jane & Alice
Ilana and I had the chance to catch up on all the latest while waiting for the Badler sisters to arrive. I went out
to look for an energy drink, I had driven all night from DC to make it to the luncheon on time! I returned w/o the caffeine
and mentioned that I wanted to do a "V" short fan film about a Visitor scientist that was left behind when the Resistance
dispersed the Red Dust. Ilana thought it was funny! And I asked her to do a cameo! I added that the short would have reverberating
voices! Shortly there after, Jane and Alice arrived in the hotel lobby!
(Just in case you were wondering, Jane
was dressed fashionably in all black and looked remarkable! Ilana was in black, sporting her "V" t-shirt, I was in festive
Halloween mode: brown and orange, Alice was in white and denim!). We were seated at a cozy little four top! Jane had a salad,
Alice had a nicoise salad, I had a tasty burger entrée and Ilana had something with french fries! We quickly took turns discussing
our love lives! I couldn't wait to ask Jane if she had ever heard of Brenda Dickson (of current YouTube fame) and she had
but didn't recall ever meeting her.
Jane's Current Projects
We were all excited to talk about Jane's
new song "Doll that Cries Real Tears" (see her myspace page)...her cd isn't ready yet but she loves her new band "Sir"! We
talked about her recent show (13 October in Australia). We also viewed some picks from Jane's recent photo shoot! She looked
great, and the photos had a hard-to-describe Persian influence. Jane, Alice and Ilana discussed the trailer for Jane's new
movie...Under a Red Moon! Filming had finished in early October...I will try to update the webpage with more info!
the new "V" book due out in December. Ilana was in the process of reading an advanced copy provided to her by TOR! Jane hadn't
read it yet and wasn't aware of the story line. Ilana kept us in suspense by not giving away too many plot details! We're
all hoping for a new "V" to go into production soon! We briefly discussed Marc Singer's recent convention appearances.
Jane was also in a sci fi convention in Australia (see YouTube clips).
Jane on DVD
I had converted some VHS recordings
to DVD: The Covenant, Jake & the Fatman, Mission: Impossible, etc. I mentioned I was putting together a DVD of interviews
and commercials. She asked if I had the two Johnny Carson shows, of which I only have one! I think she said one she was wearing
a velvet dress. Jane mentioned her lambrusco and Bob Hope commercials, stunned - Ilana and I looked at each other, neither
of us knew of these two little trivia bits! I still need Fantasy Island, Hotel and most of her Aussie appearances! I am going
to put all that I have on DVD as soon as possible. I have a few episodes from the Doctors somewhere on vhs!
Ilana had Jane sign her advanced
copy of "V: The Second Generation"! We had a lot of fun during the autograph signing part! I mentioned to Jane and Alice that
someone on the internet referred to Jane as a bondage queen (see her tied up in the Highwayman and the Lost World)...we all
got a kick out of that one!
The Post Lunch!
The city was getting ready
for the Halloween parade. Jane and Alice were off to do some shopping since Halloween squashed our plans of visiting the world's
largest magic shop...the girls graciously dropped Miss Ilana and myself off near Madison Sq Garden. The car ride was fun,
Alice was in the front, Ilana, Jane and I were in the back!
It was almost like a ride with Diana and Lydia from Visitor Legation!