There was a minor accident on the set of “Enterprise” last night.
After a 14 hour day, the last shot of the day (at 2 am) was a stunt.
These guys were pulled back on a thing called a ‘ratchet’ – it’s a big frame with wires on a counterweight system running from the stuntmen towards the camera so they’ll fly back towards the camera as if they’d been blown backwards by an explosion.
One of the stuntmen hit his head on the floor and got knocked out cold. They weren’t using pads on the floor because the landing was on camera. As soon as they called ‘cut’.. the other two stuntmen got up, but the one just laid there. The stunt co-ordinator tried to wake him, called his name over and over, but he didn’t respond. Production called an ambulance, and the producer sent everyone home at 2:30 am.
When I was walking out, he was awake, and they were taking him to the hospital – in full alien makeup. I bet the ER folks had fun with that one!
Call time: 10 am
Wrap time: 2:30 am.