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23 August 2006 @ 09:47 am
How Cool!  
I'm a big fan of the show 4400, and one of the stars Billy Campbell. But he hasn't been around much this season. Why? Turns out he spent thirteen months crewing on the Picton Castle. How cool is that?

An excerpt from a recent interview:

As for Campbell, who was a crew member of the Picton Castle, he said he appreciated being able to go on his adventure. "I don't remember the precise conversation, but I do remember saying to my agent, 'You know, I'm going to be on a boat for 13 months,' and being shocked when she came back and said, 'Well, they're OK with that,'" Campbell said. "I thought for sure I'd never hear from those guys again. And then, of course, the conversations after that sort of went, 'But they want to know if they need you a few months earlier than 13 months, is that OK?' I said, 'Well, let them know that I'm circumnavigating the planet, and the moment I get back to my starting point, I'll be happy to come back.' And the next conversation was, 'Well, if they need you a few weeks earlier ... ?' But it kept on, and I kept thinking, 'Well, they're probably going to cut me off at some point and say, "You know what? We've thought about this again ... ."' But it never happened, so I was thrilled. It must be one of the only jobs in the world that I could have that would allow me to take a year and sail around the world."
Amy H. Sturgis: Re-Animator/Weirdeldritchhobbit on August 23rd, 2006 05:01 pm (UTC)
That's very interesting! Thanks!

I watched The 4400 from the first episode, but I really became a fan when they added Jeffrey Combs as Dr. Kevin Burkhoff. Kevin Burkhoff/Tess Doerner is my OTP, totally. :)
Chrissharpiesgal on August 23rd, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)
Pretty cool....

Where can I sign up for a job like that???
mobody: Hornblower-bushmobody on August 23rd, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
actually there are several tall ships that sign on crew for the summer. There are dozens of Tallships all over the country that take crew. I was going to work on the Windy and decided I wasn't ready to commit an entire summer to sailing. (so I'm an asshole)

mobody: Hornblower-bushmobody on August 23rd, 2006 06:57 pm (UTC)
I was on the Picton Castle. I even talked to a bunch of the crew because I had a Nova Scotia T-Shirt on.

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Ith: Jack Sparrow - Pensiveithildyn on August 23rd, 2006 07:31 pm (UTC)
Nice pics! Thanks :)