Friday, June 16, 2006

Deputy Sacks vs Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden

One story that I been holding off for a while, is this one involving the picture above. I was one of the people while on the set of Veronica Mars who was looking at every small detail looking for hidden things and none bigger than what I found on Deputy Sacks desk. If you look at the name on the top folder, it is Osama bin Laden (much apologies for my not so reliable camera if you are unable to read it). I actually asked creator Rob Thomas about this but unfortunately I didn’t have my recorder with me at the time because they said we could leave our stuff in Java the Hutt while we went to some other sets, but then Rob showed up while we were at the Neptune Police Station and I asked him about it around that time, so this will be paraphrased.

So while walking to the next set, which I believe was the Mars Apartment, I asked Rob, “I noticed that Sacks has a file on Osama bin Laden on his desk. Is he going to hunt him down in Iraq later this season much Arrested Development went there this past season to get Saddam Hussein?” This got a laugh out of Rob then he went on to talk about how the kids were going to guest on an upcoming episode and about Veronica Mars being bleeped out by Fox during the Arrested Development finale. For those who have read much of my talks with Rob, he tends to laugh at my questions, and then avoids them by changing the subject.

I wouldn’t have given a second thought to Rob avoiding the Iraq question, that is until, on our way between sound stages, we passed this, a whole area that looked like urban Iraq Theater of war with Arabic signs and all.

Iraq in Neptune 1

Iraq in Neptune 2

Now my mind raced with speculations that I was right about Sacks going to Iraq when Rob said the second season finale would span continents. Although now that the finale has come and gone, we know that the Middle East wasn’t one of those places. But maybe I ran across something for season three? Just remember you heard it here first when Sacks comes back with the head of Osama bin Laden.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Neptune Police Station 1

Neptune Police Station 1

It's got to be nice living in Southern California where you can have a company picnic in the middle of February. Granted Lamb must be a little lazy at updating this board considering it was the end of February during my set visit to Veronica Mars not to mention it was around April when the episode aired.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Cupid on Veronica Mars

Nothing really interesting this week on Veronica Mars in terms of foreshadowing, but one thing I did notice this time around was a certain show Jackie plans on watching a certain show called Cupid (click for a better view). For those not in the know, Cupid was another show Rob Thomas created starring Jeremy Piven, now of Entourage, and Paula Marshall who has shown up occasionally as Veronica's guidance counselor. And for those less in the know and are thinking the dude from Matchbox Twenty, check out No, Not That Rob Thomas.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Keith's Bedroom

Keith's Bedroom

We rarely get a look inside of Keith's bedroom on Veronica Mars, but here's a picture from my set visit. You gotta love anyone who still rocks the old school typerwriter. And I'm not positive, but I think that's actually Kristen Bell's picture.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Neptune Police Station 5

Neptune Police Station

A look at the current at what the Neptune police department were working on back during my set visit to Veronica Mars. It looks like this perp was just set dressing as the guy depicted on the board never made it on screen. Too bad they didn't have something blatent like having the perp name being Cassidy.