This week we have another Guest Star Interview, this time with Alan Douglas. Alan is no stranger to webseries, having created his own, ‘The Masked Roger‘. He is a fellow BC Browncoat and has been known to watch The Guild. A lot. Alan has a wonderful role in ‘Mind My Brains, Darling!’ and we can’t wait for him to reveal himself to us on set.
Alan took time out of planning world domination to answer a few questions
What are your earliest memories of TV?
Watching Saturday morning cartoons on the weekend at my dad’s place. I particularly remember one Saturday when there were no cartoons, and for some reason they showed classic comedies, like Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, and Laurel and Hardy. That was great fun. Other memories include the first moon landing (dating myself a bit there), as well watching the Marlo Thomas sitcom That Girl in the mistaken belief that it was called Bat Girl. I kept waiting for her to put on her bat suit and go fight criminals. Obviously this was before I could read.
Who was your hero/heroine when you were 10?
German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss. He was a child prodigy and I was impressed by the stories of his displays of genius as a young boy.
Can you make a good cup of proper English tea?
How many minutes in the microwave is that?
Alan relaxing before the Marian Call gig in Vancouver
What was your first actorly part?
In grade four, I wrote, directed, and starred in a short comedy play about Atlantis. No copies of the script survive, but I remember one or two of the gags, and they weren’t bad. Tragically, when it came time to perform the play, we were nervous and spoke so quickly and quietly that nobody could actually hear my brilliant dialogue.
How do you spell colour?
You should not honour those who put no “u” in honour.
What are your favourite films and/or TV shows?
Favourite films include the Matrix, Serenity, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Shawshank Redemption, Jesus of Montreal, the Gerard Depardieu version of Cyrano de Bergerac, the 1921 silent classic Orphans of the Storm, the Blues Brothers, and Legally Blond.
TV shows would include Firefly, Slings and Arrows, Made in Canada, Buffy, Republic of Doyle, Rockford Files, News Radio, Corner Gas, South Park, and the Amy Pond Show – um, I mean Dr Who.
Joss Whedon: yes or no?
Yeah, I’d do him.
In the event of a zombie apocalypse, where would you head?
The top of Grouse Mountain. It’s close, has its own power supply, a good restaurant, a great view, and it would be tough for zombies to get up there as they probably can’t afford the skyride.
FPS or Role Play?
Used to be FPS, but lately it’s been RP. I tend to find a game I like, then play it for a decade.
Was the last question a false dichotomy?
Yes. Turn-based strategy. Duh.
Thank you for agreeing to do this, Alan! As promised, I made no mention of cat videos or penguins, so you owe me a beer. Next week we have another interview – who will be next??