Thanks for all the awesome feedback on last nights’ episode, Subversion. It was scripted by my writing partner, Paul Mullie (he of episode #11, Divided, fame) and, as I mentioned in a previous post, he’s been firing on all creative cylinders of late. He’s in fine form in season two as well with two equally fantastic episodes, Intervention and Trial and Error – but you won’t get to see those until the fall. In the meantime, we close out Stragate: Universe’s first season with a runnin’ gunnin’s two-parter, Incursion I and II, written by yours truly. As for those who have yet to see Subversion – I promise not to let slip any spoilers within the body of these entries. But, just in case, steer clear of the comments section.
Wow. I realized I’d finally made the shift back to bachelorhood the other day when I found myself standing in the supermarket aisle, thrilled at the prospect of adding a half-dozen tupperware containers to my paltry mismatched collection. In that instant, there was no feeling more luxurious than the prospect of surplus lunch containers.
Which reminds me. Although I make mention of wanting to date those gorgeous actresses from Japanese SF flicks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klJemp7p-Xw&feature=related), I’m a realist. If experience has taught me anything, it’s that the best connections are made through simple introductions, ideally through friends. So, friends, somebody introduce me to this girl: http://blog.vampbeauty.com/?p=180.
Which also reminds me. On the anime front, finished Code Geass R2 last night and plan to finish off Black Lagoon tonight. What’s next? I dunno. Any suggestions?
Some interesting links you should check out:
Mike Moody has a terrific Q&A with actress Alaina Huffman, SGU’s Lieutenant Tamara Johansen, over at TVSquad: http://i.tvsquad.com/2010/05/21/alaina-huffman-on-the-stargate-universe-season-finale-season/. Alaina talks about T.J., the pregnancy, and fan reaction to the new show.
Writer Jason Sanford discusses whether online magazines can help bridge the divide between the literary and genre camps: http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2010/05/will-online-fiction-end-the-eternal-slugfest-between-genre-and-literary-fiction/. He also provides a link to a fascinating article he wrote a few years back in which he tackles the issue of the U.S. literary establishment’s need-hate relationship with speculative fiction: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/books/features/article_1386271.php
Editor Lou Anders joins The Functional Nerds (Patrick Hester & John Anealio) for a podcast covering “the history of the Pyr imprint from Prometheus books, the branding of Pyr that stands out on the bookshelves thanks to artwork from great artists like John Picacio, upcoming projects from Pyr, two new anthologies from Lou titled ‘Swords & Dark magic’ due in June and ‘Masked’ due in July”, Stargate Universe, our humble little book club, John Scalzi, FlashForward and Batman comics: http://functionalnerds.com/2010/05/episode-010/.
Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited offers up 400 completed series: http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.12586.read_400_completed_series_now~excl~. Thanks to the gang at SFSignal.com for the tip.
Hey, check out google’s new ad-supported service: http://www.theonion.com/video/new-google-phone-service-whispers-targeted-ads-dir,17470/.