A warm welcome to all of the many longtime readers who, over the past few days, took the time to come out of hiding and post their first comments to this blog. Thanks for contributing to the ongoing discussion and here’s hoping it becomes habit for you, like a morning routine or chewing your nails.
Hey, look at what’s up on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Great-Power/dp/1439168822/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1257471794&sr=8-1. It’s the pre-order page for the upcoming superhero anthology With Great Power…, edited by Lou Anders, with contributions from the likes of Matthew Sturges, Paul Cornell, James Maxey, Mike Carey, Mike Baron, Daryl Gregory, Gail Simone, Stephen Baxter, Chris Roberson, Peter David & Kathleen David, Mark Chadbourn, Marjorie M. Liu, Ian McDonald, Bill Willingham, and yours truly. Apparently, we’re looking at a July 20, 2010 street date.
Interesting. Friday night’s installment of Stargate: Universe has yet to air, but already the boards are abuzz. Tomorrow, SyFy and Space air SGU’s seventh episode – Earth. What’s it about? Let me tell you – “Trouble on the home front for Eli, Young, and Chloe while, back aboard Destiny, Telford plays his hand.”
And then, we’re in the home stretch as we head toward the mid-season break, with three of my absolute favorite episodes of this first season. First up –
Time: To those asking “When are we going to have our next alien encounter?” – be careful what you wish for because this episode provides the answer in creepy, mind-bending style. As producer on the show, I watch the individual episodes so many signs I’m honestly well weary of them by the time that final mix comes around. Time, however, is an exception. This is one of those rare episodes I’ll actually watch when it airs. Fantastic – but not for the faint of heart or weak of mind. As my second grade teacher Mrs. Vowels used to say: “Put on your thinking caps” because this one could bruise your brain.
Life: A surprising find for the Destiny crew leads to renewed hope, while an equally shocking discovery staggers one of our regulars. To those of you wondering when we’re finally going to get to know more about Ming-Na’s character, Camile, I suggest you make a point of tuning in. An incredibly touching episode that never fails to impact notoriously-heartless-me every time I watch it. No, no. I’ve just got something in my eye. Ahem.
Justice: After a heinous crime is committed aboard Destiny, the crew struggles with the concepts of crime and punshiment as they apply to an isolated, shipboard community billions of light years from home. The ladies step up, a terrible loss impacts all, and one of those Holy $&#@! moments guarantees a sleepless night for some – including a lot of people watching at home.
Can’t say enough great things about them. Trust me. These are three episodes you do NOT want to miss.