The plan was to get the first act of the mini-series written today and that’s what I’m going to do – even if it means I’m staying up all night to do it. I’ve been working all day and have roughly fifteen pages under my belt. Roughly two more to go and then I’m done. Until tomorrow when I’ll have to do another 15, and the day after that. Yep, at this right, I can breeze through a first draft in a mere twelve days straight.
Of course, along the way, I’ll probably become very familiar with the entire contents of my liquor cabinet.
Since you took the time to drop by, how about a mailbag?
Samantha Padilla writes: “Since you’ve watched “Game of Thrones”, what did you think of Jason Momoa in it?”
Answer: I thought he was terrific as Khal Drogo. Of course, I’m not surprised. He was terrific as Ronon Dex.
gforce writes: “Another issue, and one that Survivor shares in spades is the obvious product placements.”
Answer: Yeah, it is getting a bit much. My favorite bit of product placement came in the final episode of one season of The Amazing Race. After the winning team is informed they’ve won, Phil says something along the lines of: “Wouldn’t it be great to have your family celebrating with you?”. The winning team is ecstatic, no doubt believing the show has flown their family down to be with them – only to have Phil whip out and hand them a Sprint phone. Give ’em a call.
gforce also writes: “However, the tribal councils have been pretty great and where the real drama starts to appear.”
Answer: True, nothing beats a good blindside – especially when the person blindsided believes someone else is about to get blindsided. Then cries.
JimFromJersey writes: “Diners, Drive Ins and Dives – Guy is just cool. The wife and I voted for him on his run through The Next Food Network Star.”
Answer: Love him or hate him, he’s a natural in front of the camera and every TNFNS contestant (including winners) since has paled (often painfully) in comparison.
David Kirby writes: “I was able to (finally) take a break from real life and pick up issues 3 & 4 of Dark Matter. I was a very enjoyable run and I hope it gets a series pick up somewhere.”
Answer: Thanks, David. We’re still in talks and, once we’ve finished up work on the mini-series, I expect Paul and I will be heading to L.A. to start pitching it wide.
Line Noise writes: “Danger 5 – A guilty pleasure. Check out the trailer:
Answer: I already love this show! I’ve got to track it down as soon as I have the time.
brent writes: “Sons of Anarchy. If you haven’t been watching, you’ve been missing out.”
Answer: Watched the first season last month.
Randomness writes: “How can any of the Japanese audience members be so hyped for such a weird game? I mean, sure watching Americans falling over, over and over again may be amusing to them but come on?”
Answer: They’re hyped for such a weird game because the audience is as fake as the supposed Japanese game show.
Maggiemayday writes: “How do you feel about baked vs, fried donuts? Are they not donuts at all?”
Answer: I’d still consider them donuts, just not very good donuts.