Yeah, I’m bringing back the inspired entry titles. Let’s see what it does for traffic.
I’ve completed a first draft of my script. At this point, I’m not sure whether what I have is good or something I’ve re-read so many times I’ve convinced myself it’s good. It’s a little heavy at just a shade over 51 pages and I’d like to trim it down a little before putting it out. I’d also like to find a title for the damn thing. Not that your many wonderful suggestions weren’t…well…wonderful, but none quite worked. Neither does the placeholder titled, The Encounter, that my writing partner Paul likens to the infamous – but seriously suggested – “Turn of Events”. Maybe something a little more concise like…Cosmic Encounter…or…Dark Rendezvous (And Eli Too!)…Close Encounters of the Deadly Kind…Qu’Elle Surprise!…The Curious Case of the Mystery Ship – Book III of the Everett Young Detective Series…Any of them grab you? Lemme know.
Every so often, perfectly legitimate posts end up being directed to my spam folder where they languish, amidst the links to sites specializing in beach rentals, rapid weight loss products, and self-fornication, until a time when I choose to rescue them. Usually, it’s fairly easy to separate the spam from the genuine comments but, sometimes, it’s a tough call and, when faced with such an uncertainty, I err on the side of caution, consigning the potentially offending post to the trash. Still, I hate to consider the possibility I’ve deleted the thoughts of a first-time visitor to this blog so, just in case, I’d like to take a moment to apologize to the following hypothetically legit posters: Dr. Ali Kazam, Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor, FBI Director Robert Mueller, TwkMuzik, Overseas Vacations, Loan Officer, and BlackPussySensualWriter.
Today’s entry is dedicated to blog regular Shiningwit who celebrates a birthday today in grand style – by reading this blog entry.
DasNdanger writes: “I threw up a little in my mouth over the ‘Veal Heart Tartare’.”
Answer: My sister thinks it was actually bison heart. Hope that makes you feel better.
Eric.Stewart writes: “Is you Japanese improving?”
Answer: Sukoshi jozu natte imasu to omoimasu. The Japanese people I speak to claim I speak very well – but Japanese people are notoriously polite.
Michael writes: “Title Suggestion? “Regression””
Answer: Ah, that reminds me of my SG-1 days. Not longer after we produced the episode Upgrades, there was some discussion of doing an episode tentatively titled “Downgrades” although, now that I think of it, “Regression” would have been more appropriate. The basic premise had SG-1 encountering some sort of alien artifact that essentially, over time, “dumbed them down” to a childlike state. In the end, we could figure out how to do it without stepping on Fifth Race or running the risk of making it too silly.
Thornyrose writes: “So are you a Lush regular, or were you dragged into the store?”
Answer: What do you think? I find the smell of the place so overwhelming I normally have to cross to the opposite side of the street to walk by. However, my friend Akemi is a huge fan (it seems that every time I email her, she’s taking a bath) and I think it might be nice to have a surprise assortment waiting for her in her room when she comes to visit.
Noelm writes: “So why were the rainbow knife handles only for the ladies? Are the men color blind?”
Answer: Don’t know, but Lawrence and I were miffed.
Dead Gate writes: “’m not sure if you’re aware of the show THE DEAD ZONE on USA (well, it was a show, I think it’s done now; I must admit I never watched it — but I digress). One of the things I admired and thought was really incredible was the steps showrunner Michael Piller took for aspiring TV writers. One of the things he offered on TDZ was the scripts and outlines for the episodes, online, after they aired.”
Answer: I think it’s a great idea and wouldn’t mind doing it for my episodes. It would be something the studio could do on the official site – post the various outlines and drafts along with my rundown of what changed and why. I’ll look into it.
Major D. Davis writes: ”
1. Will airmen rennie(from justice) be back?
2. Hey Joe, if you were a bettin man, when would you say you would get the green light for the movies(also, any updates on it)? Do you actually think it will be released by the end of 2010?”
Answers: 1. Possibly. 2. Alas, I’m no longer a betting man. We’ve got a great script that I think the fans will really enjoy. We’ve got action, adventure, exploration, a race against the clock, Atlantis in peril, unlikely allies, surprises, tragic loss, and new beginnings.