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By LIZ SMITH
D.A. wanted to find out if aliens really do exist.
So we decided to travel 200 years into the future to Planet
G889, where the hot new TV show "Earth 2" takes place.
Luckily, it'sjust a short plane ride away in Santa Fe,
New Mexico. We'd heard all sorts of aliens roamed there ....
plays Ulysses (U Iy)
Adair, stopped by
and invited us to
his trailer for a
morning, late lunch .
shivering in the D.A.: On the show,
36-degree Uly is becom ing
temperature . part Terrian [an
Because of the "Earth 2" alienJ.
cold weather, What do you think
winter sets had about chang ing
been built into an alien?
inside two huge J.Z.: I think it's
soundstages. pretty coo I. I get
Soundstage A to do a lot of
houses miles Terrian stuff.
and miles of D.A.: What TV
dusty, copper show magic can
colored you tell us about?
underground J.Z.: In the episode
caves; called "Moon
Soundstage B is filled maze-like area, loo king Cross," outcast Terrians
with biospheres and for aliens. None spotted . capture me and take me
laboratories. We Then 8-year-old Joey to the cave, where there
wandered around the Zimmennan, who is a pool of smoke and
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::Ef yoa have..·t had Kohahave
a chance to check pol.onoa.
out "Ea...h 2." he_·. flnge....all•• but
what we've Ogu._d they·..e little a ..d
out.ofBa': c ..te. The Zed a_
The setup: A gaooup villalno... _ ..tant.
of colo..i.t. we_ who .hoot 0 . . .ight;
plan..i..g to .ettle 0 . . they have no
Planet 0889. Thei.. _dee......g vid..e •.
.paceshlp c ..a.hed 0 . . Oh.yeah--the
the waoo..g .ide of the pla..et•• 0
the colo..l.t. Ifta.t t ..ek tha..
5.000 ...Ue. to New Pacifica. the'"
cololl••t. can go I ..to vi.....aI
..eallty wheneve.. they wa..t •• 0
.o...eti...e. a .cene that look...eal
InteDded I_di..g .Ite. i. ja.t a va d_a.... And we
The aliens: The Te......... I_k havell't even told yo.. abo..t the
like h .._an. cove_d with a c .....t geo-Iock. alld the ove...ealo...
of dl...; they paootect the pla..et gove.......e ..t guy alld the d ..ealft
r..o... dange... The O_ndle... look pl_e....Well. you'lI j...t have to
like two-legged dUDO.; thel.. daoool watch. Taoa.t .... figuring o ..t the
can C1U'e h .....an UIDe••e •. The plot i. half the fall!
light. The pool was a Madison was eating another planet, where
plastic thing filled with dinner, I crept up would you go ?
dry ice. When I was behind her and made a J.Z.: I like Venus, but
stepping into the pool , I big bear-growl, and she you cou Id never live
had to hold my head high screamed. She' s a loud there. Me and my friend
because you can't breathe screamer. She thought Justin (he loves D.A., by
dry ice, 'cause it's it was a real bear! the way) are going to be
carbon dioxide. D.A.: What' s been the invento rs when we grow
On the last step, I held most fun thing you've up, and we're going to
my breath- that's what done on "Earth 2"? invent something so you
all the guys who went J.Z.: I liked doing the can land on the surface
down there did. Bill, Clint Eastwood thing in of Venus.
the camera guy, felt Virtual Reality [VRJ. I D.A.: Do you think
light-headed and he always treasure the there's life in outer
almost fell backward, but moments that I get to space?
there were guys behind wear the V R gear J.Z.: I believe it.
him to catch him. 'cause I hardly ever D.A.: If aliens talked to
D.A.: Do you and get to wear it. you, would you answer?
Madison ever play pranks D.A.: Who' s your J.Z.: If I saw an alien,
on each other? favorite a,ien of all time?
l I'd run and hide-
J.Z.: One time when we J.Z.: I don't know .... unless, of course, it
were filming in Santa Well , from Star Wars, looked nice.
Clara, [ California], there I like Chewbacca and Ju st then lO-year
were a lot of bears the Ewok s. old J. Madison
around. That night, when D.A.: If you could go to Wright, who plays True
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Danziger, poked her O.A.: If they weren ' t to see all the rings and
head in the doorway and going to hurt you , and everything.
asked us to come visit they were going to bring Debrah Farentino
her in her school trailer. you back, would you go? (who plays Devon Adair,
O.A.: Are you I ike your J.M.W.: If they weren't leader of the "Earth 2/1
character, True? going to do anything epedition) is really bu sy,
J.M.W.: No. so we had to
T rue gets into talk as we
trouble a lot. walked quickly
And I don't from the
get into biospheres to
trouble. She's the caves for a
a tomboy, and photo shoot.
1'm not. But We told
we both like to Debrah that
go into neat every time we
places and enter the
explore. caves, we get
D.A.: Joey lost. She
tells us you're admitted she
a pretty good does, too. That
screamer. Is made us feel
that true? better.
J.M.W.: D.A.: What' s
(giggles) Uh , your favorite
maybe. I have "Earth 2"
a lot of prop?
opportunities D.F.: The
to scream on SandRail . It's
the show. But like a dune
I don't really buggy or Land
I ike it. Rover. I think
O.A.: If you met some weird, maybe. That' s it's really cool .
al iens, what would you a maybe . O.A.: As a kid, were
ask them before you O.A.: Would you want you into sci-fi?
climbed aboard their to travel to another D.F.: N 0, but I was into
spacecraft? planet? science. I was 9 years
J.M.W.: "Are you going J.M.W.: Probably. I old when man landed on
to bring me back? think Mars would be the moon, so I grew up
Where are we going to pretty cool. No, I in the age of NASA.
go? And what's your changed my mind. O.A.: Do you think
name? /I Saturn , 'cause lid want you'd like to travel to
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another planet? kind of go across the they're a lot smarter
D.F.: Oh yeah, to Venus sky . Now, a shooting than we are.
and Saturn. I tId be star or comet shoots D.A.: Who's your
an adventure . And I'd down, but never shoots favorite superhero
love to see Earth from across. So what was in real life?
outer space. A.S.:
D.A.: How Batman. See,
about hopping Batman is
aboard an human, he's
alien got no
D.F.: I don't That's pretty
know about rough, man .
that. I And he beats
wouldn't be in everybody. If
control. I'd Superman
rather be the wasn't a
leader than superhero,
a guest. and he was
just a human
, , being, who
back to would win?
Terrian caves, D.A.: If yOLi
where we ran could do
into Antonio anything in
Sabato, Jr., VR , what
who plays pilot would it be?
Alonzo Solace. A.S.: I'd love
D.A.: Do you to put on
think there's those VR
I ife in outer glasses and
that? There are things I 'd take my girlfriend
Without a doubt.
that we don't know. and my son, and be
D.A.: Really? Have you
D.A.: Do you think outta here. You could
seen any aliens?
aliens look like us? come along, too.
A.S.: In Santa Fe, you
A.S.: They probably N a need to ask twi ce,
hear all kinds of stories.
look like us only more Antonio; we're there!
One night, when I was
evolved. I think they're Next we met Clancy
driving toward town, I
smarter. If they can fly Brown, who plays
saw a I ight appear and
across the universe, mechanic John
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D.A.: What's been the
hardest part about
working on "Earth 2"?
C.B.: Getting the job.
D.A.: What's been the
C.B.: Doing the job .
ow it was time
for us to leave
Planet G889 and
all the cast and
Cl'ew of "Earth 2."
We hadn't see any real
aliens, but we did have
a fabulous time. As
our plane took off
from the airport, we
looked out the window
and saw a moving light
in the sky. It wasn't
an airplane, and it
didn't look like a star.
Hmmm .. .wonder what
Danziger. He's very tall D.A.: What's it like it was?
and speaks in a quiet working with Joey and
voice. Clancy took some Madison?
time out from playing C.B.: I'm not a dad in
with his dogs, Amy and real I ife, so it's fun to
Alma, to tal k with us. practice . Madison is
D.A.: Are you like the best actress on
your character, John the show.
Danziger? D.A.: Do you believe
C.B.: I look like him. there's life in outer
D.A.: (laughs) 01<, but space?
are you mechanically C.B.: [ haven't seen
skilled like him? any proof.
C.B.: [ like messing D.A.: If a spaceship
around, but I'm not came down to Earth,
good at it. You have to would you go aboard?
be a genius to fix C.B.: On Iy if it had
automobiles these days, cable, so I could watch
and I'm no genius. baseball.
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C»ne really co ld, others
dark night, D.A. wanted hang so low, we had
to scope out the newest to duc l<. On ce, we
"Earth 2" set, the bumped our head on
Terrian caves. Joey and an archway- it was
Madison bravely hard as a (real) rock!
volunteered to be our Fortunately for us,
guides. Ducking into we didn't dent the cave
shadows to hide from or our heads.
the bright moonlight, we We contin ued to
snuck onto Stage A of wander through the
endless labyrinth of
tu nne ls, caves and
chambers. The tunnels
run for mi les, but the
designers built the entire
set in just a few weeks!
The only light came
from a few lighting
fixtures left behind by the
Garson Studios. When TV crew. Some of the
the door slammed caves' walls had glowing
behind us, we crept into veins which contain
the caves. As we minerals- that's where
entered a tunnel leading the Terrians get their
to the caves, we walked energy source. When we
very, very slowly. We touched the veins, they
didn't want to disturb felt like smooth plastic.
any sleeping Soon, we
• . ~~t. coughing from multi leveled walkways.
The caves are
made of plaster =: - the dust we We'd had enough of
and painted had kicked Terrian living. If Joey
shades of up from the and Madison hadn't been
copper and ,i ,,~\.-" dirt floors. with us, we would surely
brown . Some t" •
\ " _ Ii Our legs got have gotten lost. Luckily,
are way high- tired from we made it safely out of
20 feet above climbing up the caves without ever
our heads-and and down the waking a dozing Terrian.
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