January 19, 2021: No news will be “NO” news!

So, what do you say? Yes/No? https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1351511399441330182 I'll take my chocolate beer without mint, thank you very much. Alrighty.  I have a solid first draft of the Project F pilot.  Going to go over it one more time and come up with some suitable music cues.  I had hoped to get a deck of the…

The sordid and shameful history of Deep Dish Pizza!

Many take issue with my perceived disdain for Deep Dish Pizza.  They ask me: "Joe - taste, texture, and vile appearance aside - what is your problem with deep dish pizza?" Well, the answer partly lies in its shocking and tragic history... We can trace the origins of Deep Dish Pizza back to the late 19th…

January 16, 2021: January Releases to Look Forward To. Or Not.

So when it comes to reading, what's your preference, digital or physical?  I've found that increasingly, perhaps due to my waning eyesight, I have shifted to digital, mostly reading off my laptop.  But I still do like the look of a library and make it a point to pick up a physical copy if I…

January 15, 2021: Pitch Day!

Well, I am exhausted.  Spent the better part of the day prepping a pitch.  The late-in-the-day pitches are the worse as it simply means more time spent stewing, and less time spent working on anything else.  In the end, however, it went very well.  I think.  Of course, it's impossible to tell and, even if…

Powder Mage!

https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1349696869283344388 https://deadline.com/2021/01/utopia-falls-joseph-mallozzi-adapt-fantasy-novel-powder-mage-as-tv-series-with-no-equal-entertainment-frantic-films-1234673264/ Well there it is, the promised announcement of that fantasy series adaptation I've been cryptically referring to for months now.  Very much looking forward to collaborating with author Brian McLellan, Frantic Films, and the amazing J.B. Sugar on this one.  As I told Brian, it's going to be a blast! https://www.tor.com/2021/01/14/a-tv-adaptation-of-brian-mcclellans-powder-mage-series-is-in-the-works/ Start your…

January 12, 2021: A first draft, jellied eels, and the perils of white hole technology!

Huzzah!  First draft of my Project F pilot completed, coming in at a robust 60 pages.  Right on the line!  It's gone out for notes, leaving me time to start researching and build a potential soundtrack. Beware if you purchased the Malted Vanilla and Tungsten Brittle ice cream.  It may no be gluten-free! https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/ice-cream-recall-2021-weis-markets A…

January 11, 2021: Dark Matter! Mike Dopud! Galette des Rois!

I'll be joining the gang at Orville Nation later this afternoon for our weekly Dark Matter discussions.  Today, we'll be discussing episode 202, "Kill Them All", with special guest Mike Dopud! https://twitter.com/nation_orville/status/1348098551402926081 Well, shortly after my blog post about King Cakes, I visited my local bakery, Nord Lyon, to see if they were offering the…

January 10, 2021: Suji Sunday!

Keeping those ears warm. Considering...something. Morning walk... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB-I2jWytRE Trying to dig up that squirrel stash... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrtaaHjQ5ts Up close and personal... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn1SHLEvnqk Ear scratches.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpkvSpzAy7o  

January 9, 2021: Wraith rockers, King Cake, and Feedback!

And on keyboards....Todd!!! Okay.  I have completed a rough draft of the pilot script for Project F.  It's only slightly over-long at 61 packed pages.  Tomorrow, I am going to revise the last two acts, then review the entire script with the aim of adding a few more gaming touches, a better sense of First…

January 8, 2021: Finally, the weekend is upon us!

Well, this is exciting.  Akemi made chili oil today using shallots, garlic, Szechuan peppercorns, dried garden chilis, and salt.  I'd describe it as medium-spicy.  And delicious. Speaking of delicious... https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1347554151618719755 Commander Woolsey contemplating...lunch perhaps? So the press release for that book series adaptation will be going out next week.  I offered some suggested tweaks and,…

My Top 10 Favorite Sci-Fi T.V. Themes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuCuf5tvTqE #10. The Wild Wild West https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsOE73pxpys #9. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SpX8bVEmJo #8. Space: 1999 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F1QNfmiqHc #7. Futurama https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VI9p-rqHe4 #6. Stargate: Atlantis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdjL8WXjlGI #5. Star Trek: The Original Series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z75qvDtbxjQ #4. Dr. Who https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sns1Xj6L-Qc #3. Star Trek: Voyager https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JZ3oAVsFl4 #2. Stargate: SG-1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Go4J1RaeuM #1. Cowboy Bebop