I spoke with Eddie McClintock yesterday at Shore Leave 33 in Hunt Valley, MD and immediately put my foot in my mouth. McClintock told me he was ‘excited about the show tomorrow night’ and I asked him what even Shore Leave was sponsoring on Monday? Turns out he was referring to the Warehouse 13 season 3 premier. Whoops!
Aside from that, McClintock is most gracious interviewee. The line for McClintock’s autograph stretched approximately 75 to 100 people deep Sunday afternoon and after signing autographs for each person and speaking with his fans, McClintock spoke with Non-Sport Update about the upcoming season of Warehouse 13, attending conventions, and more.
You do a lot of conventions, don’t you?
This is like my maybe my fifth convention. New York Comic Con was my first. Then I flew to London and did the MCM Expo, And then I did Dragon*Con, Tulsa, then back to MCM, and then this [Shore Leave].
Is there any difference between the shows?
The biggest difference is San Diego Comic Con has a more corporate feel. Its more for the business aspect of the shows. I like fan-driven shows more because the people are laid-back and it’s a better environment.
Do you have any crazy fan stories?
I had a fan call me on my phone before I had my number unlisted – before I knew I should unlist my number. And she called to accept my marriage proposal. She said that she had been watching TV, and it wasn’t even a show that I was on, and she had heard through the TV I had asked her to marry me. Fox security had to get involved. She started sending me letters and it was a little…. But, also, it was like, ‘I got my first stalker!’
We publish a magazine on trading cards. You’ve done cards with Rittenhouse Archives. What’s it like to see yourself on trading cards?
It’s really great. I grew up collecting football cards, baseball cards. And I collected Marvel cards…and so to be on my own trading cards is surreal.
Yeah. They’ll send me a box of 1,000 and I’ll just sign them.
How about the costume cards? They cut up your costumes and put them on cards.
Yeah. It’s kind of cool. They should have a scratch-and-sniff card that smells like fudge! (a reference to smelling fudge has become a running joke on Warehouse 13).
What can we expect from the new season of Warehouse 13?
I think the two things that stick out the most for me are they’ve written to the comedy and so the shows are funnier. And the guest stars this year are just awesome! I mean, they were great last year but this year, it’s going to be a great run of guest stars. We’ve got Jeri Ryan and Kate Mulgrew. Lindsay Wagner is back.
Any other projects coming up?
I did a Creature Feature movie for SyFy called The Boogeyman. When I showed up in Bulgaria to shoot the movie, I met with the director (Jeffery Lando) for the first time. He basically said listen…SyFy told me to let you make it as funny as you want to do, which is a huge compliment that they trust me enough and luckily, he and I got along well enough that we kind of saw eye to eye in regards to the comedy. We had a good working relationship.
When can we expect that?
I think that’s going to come out around Christmas. (as an aside, a young fan happens to be listening in to our conversation at this point and mentions how SyFy makes the “weirdest movies”, to which Eddie starts rattling-off all of the titles—Sharktopus, Mansquito, etc. Apparently, McClintock is psyched to be next in the SyFy tradition of ‘weird movies’).
We’d like to thank Eddie very much for taking the time to speak with NSU for this short interview. You can follow Eddie on Twitter at @EddieMcClintock. You can also find Eddie on Facebook here or on his webpage: EddieMcClintock.com.
Don’t forget to watch the season 3 premier of Warehouse 13 tonight on SyFy (9:00 PM EST) after the season premier of Eureka (8:00 PM EST).