Boy, I’m going to get in trouble for this – but against my better judgment, I am uploading a pic of one of the placeholder titles up on the white board in the writers’ room. Like Teal’c Interrupted, Fool’s Goa’uld, and The Red Shirt Diaries, this temporary title may end up as nothing more than a happy memory, but at the very least it may offer some insight into the actual episode.
Avert your eyes if you don’t want to be spoiled!
Okay, here it is –
As I reported yesterday, I finally have a (rough) first draft of my script, Resurgence, episode #10. Le voila –
I’m going to go over it a few more times, tighten up the dialogue, and try to strip away some of the visual effects. As it stands, I count thirty-five visual effect shots – which would be fine in the old days of SG-1 when two-thirds of them would end up being simple zat blasts, but in this case, there aint nothing simple about some of these sequences. If ever there was a candidate for an episode to receive to the 3D treatment, Resurgence would be it.
Meanwhile, those side projects are shaping up nicely. My short story, “Downfall”, will finally see the light of day as part of the forthcoming superhero (and, in my case, villain-themed) anthology from editor Lou Anders (http://www.amazon.com/Great-Power/dp/1439168822/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272766404&sr=8-1). Meanwhile, Paul and I are about to close the deal on that secret comic book project I’ve been referring to over the past year. There’s talking of kicking things off with a four-issue arc and then moving forward (on all fronts) from there.
I spent the day running around, attending to countless chores and outstanding issues that needed attending to only to discover, once six p.m. rolled around, that I’d only accomplished about half of what I’d set out to do. Still need to pick up that lock for the garage door. Still need to get my car detailed. Still need to change those light bulbs, clean out the refrigerator, clear out my closet, sort, file, shop, and email. And yet, amid the mayhem of the day, I did take the opportunity to spend some quality time with the dogs –
By the way, I read the first fifty pages of May’s book of the month club, Carlos J. Cortes’s The Prisoner, and all I’ve got to say is “Wow!”. If you’re an SF fan, do yourself a favor and pick it up – hopefully in time to take part in next week’s discussion.