While I was in college at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, I met a friend whose brother was working at Industrial Light and Magic. He was the model shot supervisor for Star Trek First Contact, and he had just finished working on the Enterprise E, and he asked me if I wanted to come see it and I was like, yes, I do.
Yes, I talked about it for ten years, about coming to California, because I had never been to see him in northern California and I did and I ride to the airport, I’m like, oh my gosh, this is is so cool, San Francisco. We’re driving to [Inaudible: 02:28] County and we stop by ILM on a Sunday. I’m getting goosebumps talking about it. We get there, it’s just this industrial park, nondescript, kind of boring, and it was a Sunday. There was only one person working and he was building some kind of like rock sculptures in the parking lot, painting stuff.