Progress on the script front. This morning, I finished Act II of The Hunt, working out the troublesome dialogue – as I often do – while driving. I hope to hit the 30 page mark by end of week, then the 40 page mark by end of next week. By the time I return to the office, it should be smoooooooooth sailing. Of course, I won’t be able to do any actual writing because, with Paul prepping Alliances, my presence will be required on set to make sure actor Peter Kelamis doesn’t finish off all the craft service sandwiches again. Still, I should have the script – with its A, B, C, and D stories – in pretty good shape by the end of August. Now the on-set producing on THAT shoot should be plenty interesting and, no doubt, reminiscent of the week I spent on Harmony way back in Atlantis’s fourth season. Thankfully, the location we’re looking at won’t be quite as a far as Wigeon Park, meaning: a) less likelihood of a bear jacking my lunch, b) I’ll be able to sleep in past 5:30 a.m., and, most importantly, c) no getting lost and running afoul of backwoods cannibals.
Jelly continues to improve. Although her hip movements continues to be a tad awkward, she does seem more energetic and yesterday, for the first time in recent memory, she actually stood up on her hind paws. She got her stitches out this morning. The doctor has pleased with her progress and reminded me it’s only been about a week and a half since the stem cell procedure. I’m considering bringing her in for hydro-therapy (having her join the local water polo dog team) and picking her up one of those PEMF (pulsing electro-magnetic field) blankets that SGU Editor Maverick Mike Banas P.I. says has worked wonders for his dog. They’re mighty pricey however. Wonder if I should just make my own.
Hey, some interesting trailers coming out of the recently concluded Comic Con. These are the ones that caught my attention.
First up, a trailer for the prequel to one of the biggest television surprises of 2010 – Spartcacus: Blood and Sand.
I’m not usually a fan of prequels, but John Hannah is brilliant as the conniving Quintus Lentulus Batiatus and I look forward to learning more about his character and, of course, the House of Batiatus. If you missed Spartacus when it premiered on Starz in January, then circle September 21st on your calendar. That’s when the first season is being released on DVD – with plenty of time to catch up before Spartacus: God of the Arena premieres in January of 2011.
Still with television. As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of Robert Kirkman’s zombie comic series The Living Dead – so it should come as no surprise that I’m really looking forward to the upcoming television series, premiering in October on AMC:
Well, aint this a kick in the pants. The only version of the trailer
available is one some fan recorded from the audience during the panel.
Special Features Producer – and admitted zombie fanatic – Ivon Bartok is especially looking forward to this one.
While Watchmen had its flaws, there’s no arguing the fact that it was visually stunning. And the word stunning also comes to mind while checking out the trailer to Director Zack Snyder’s upcoming big screen project, Sucker Punch:
Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until March of 2011 to see it.
Oh, and then there’s the season 2 trailer for a little series called Stargate: Universe –
Oooh, intriguing. What is Greer torching with that flamethrower? Is that…Dr. Perry? Is that…Caine?! Standing behind Rush out of focus, is that…?!! What did Rush discover? Who the hell is Eli kissing? Was that a shuttle crash? What the hell is happening to Chloe? Is Scott decking who I think he’s decking? Soooo many questions. I can’t wait until September to learn the answers. I may just go ahead and read the scripts.
So, what are you all looking forward to?
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