Allow me to kick off today’s post with a huge thank you to resident Stargate techie and computer fixer-upper Lawren Bancroft-Wilson for helping me get back online. My laptop has been experiencing technical difficulties of late and, for a while there, it looked like tonight’s entry was in peril. But, thanks to Lawren, a band-aid solution has been applied to the critical issue and I am able to squeeze in this better-late-than-never entry.
Hey, back in the office today after the long Thanksgiving Day weekend. “What’s that?”you say. “Thanksgiving? In October?!” Why, yes. Here in Canada we do things a little differently, celebrating Thanksgiving about a month earlier than our southern neighbors. We also observe Easter in June and Fancy Pantaloon Day in July. On a related note, I’ve heard that Americans celebrate Christmas December 25th. Any truth to this crazy rumor? Christmas in winter?!! How bizarre.
I can’t believe the production year has come and almost gone. Nine more days and we wrap the first season of SGU. The ratings for the first three episodes have been solid, so solid in fact that thoughts are now turning to a prospective season two. We’ve started to pitch story ideas and vague notions with the aim to getting five scripts in play before we head off for our hiatus. To do that, however, we need to get all five of us (Brad, Rob, Carl, Paul, and myself) in a room for some extended, interruption-free spin sessions. Easier said than done. However, between now and when I’m Tokyo-bound, I’m sure we’ll find the time to sit down and sort it out. The game plan: 1) discuss the repercussions of our shocking finale, 2) confirm our general season arc, 3) establish our individual character arcs, 4) break some stories, and, most importantly, 5) come up with some good two word titles. Simple, no?
Hey, what ever happened to global warming? Well, it looks like its gone the way of the dodo bird, those wassup guys, and acid rain: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8299079.stm
Thanks to Matt Stover for directing me to this interesting article concerning CERN’s Large Hadron Collider being plagued by, of all things, temporal anomalies: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/13/science/space/13lhc.html?hpw
Want to smarten up? Eat fish (http://www.realage.com/tips/drop-dementia-risk-with-this-protein?kw=ist) and learn to juggle (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17957-learning-to-juggle-grows-brain-networks-for-good.html).
The gang at cracked.com offer up their list of The Worst Movie Accents: http://www.cracked.com/funny-1991-the-worst-movie-accents/. Hey, wait minute what about Nicholas Cage in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin? Or, should I say: “Heya! Whatsa mattta happened to-a Capi-tan Co-relli’s Man-doli-na?!!”
Oh, hey, don’t forget to get your questions in for author Paul Jessup! Book now to avoid disappointment!