Well, well, well. If it isn’t former Stargate: Atlantis script coordinator Alex Levine, pictured here holding up not just one but both recent issues of my comic book series, Dark Matter. Again, it’s no surprise that I found this pic sitting in my mailbox this morning, the day AFTER I discuss Ivon Bartok’s transparent attempt to get himself cast in the potential Dark Matter television series. Many may not realize that Alex has similar showbiz aspirations of his own. I mean, it’s no secret that Alex left Stargate around the same time we DIDN’T cast him for the role of the dreamy Lieutenant Matthew Scott in Stargate: Universe. Still, Alex has done pretty well for himself. He’s now a Supervising Producer on Flashpoint and is on track to write a couple of more scripts for the show’s fifth season. Given his recent success, I won’t feel so bad about not bringing him in for an audition and maybe saving him as a late season addition. UNLESS – that’s what he wants me to do and is actually angling for a directing gig! Clever.
Hey, speaking of recent success, word came out a couple of days ago that past Book of the Month Club guest, Batgirl writer, and Smallville Exec. Story Editor and writer, Bryan Q. Miller, has been tapped to write the new Smallville comic book series. It picks up where the show’s tenth season left off so, for fans, it’s the next best thing to having the show back on the air! The 11th season comic book series kicks off with a digital release on April 13, 2012 followed by a monthly print release starting May 16th. Watch for it!
Wow. This morning, Cookie Monster swore up a streak as blue as his fur after I reminded him that his hosting obligations to our Supermovie of the Week Club required him to screen and review the 1980 Hero At Large for tomorrow’s blog entry. He was beside himself. going all Grover on me, and only settling down when I referred him to his signed contract with Joseph Mallozzi Enterprises. A quick call to his lawyer at Abramson Fraggle and Brown revealed it was, in fact, ironclad and that he was committed to the SotWC gig until the end of this calendar year after which we already have Billy Crystal lined up anyway.
Why not help a monster out by joining our Supermovie of the Week Club and screening/reviewing/complaining along with him? Who knows? You may actually end up enjoying a movie or two! Or, at the very least, you’ll end up supporting Cookie. Misery loves company, right?
I’m going to start collecting Akemi’s old Starbuck cups. It seems that every time she orders a cappuccino, she is assigned a different name. Today, it was Atmi – which is kind of cute and, frankly, a whole lot quicker than sounding out all three syllables of A-ke-mi.
I see a lot more home-cookin’ in my future. Yesterday, we made some broiled halibut with brussel sprouts (steamed, then finished in a pan with fresh garlic, salt, pepper flakes, and balsamic) and oven-baked squash:
Tonight, I try my hand at Chuck Hughes’ Pork Adobo (seared shanks, braised with leeks, lemongrass, garlic, onions, ginger, soy, veal stock, malt vinegar, and fresh coconut milk). Will report back my verdict! What’s been cooking’ at your place?
Today’s blog entry is dedicated to blog regular Thornyrose.