January 26th, 2009

d'argo's lament


Nineteen pages of Farscape: D'Argo's Lament #2 are scripted. I'll do pages 20-22 tomorrow.

terri_osborne and I watched Get Smart's Bruce & Lloyd: Out of Control tonight, and it was hi-friggin-larious. Do check it out, it's a wonderful companion piece to Get Smart.

To bed....
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Schott's Miscellany 25 January 2009

Virginia Woolf born (1882)


The sign-offs of some venerable anchors, with their network and years as anchor:

Edward R. MurrowCBS1937-61 *Good night and good luck.
John Cameron SwayzeNBC1949-56Glad we could get together.
Dave GarrowayNBC1949-61Peace.
Chet Huntley & David BrinkleyNBC1956-70 **Good night, Chet. Good night, David. And good night for NBC News.
Walter CronkiteCBS1962-81And that's the way it is.
Dan RatherCBS1981-2005Courage. ***

* Murrow became director of the CBS European Bureau in London in 1937 and began his famous London broadcasts in 1938.

** The Huntley-Brinkley Report aired on NBC from 1956-1970, but Brinkley's career continued into the 1990s.

*** Rather began ending his CBS Evening News broadcasts with the word courage in September 1986 but discontinued the practice. He also ended his last-ever broadcast as an anchor, on March 9, 2005, with the word.

For tribal man space was the uncontrollable mystery. For technological man it is time that occupies the same role.
Marshall McLuhan (1911-80)
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he believed a man could fly

Mark Waid on how Superman: The Movie changed his life.

I read this shortly after a) getting a gushing fan letter from a Supernatural fan who really wants me to write another one (and so do I...), and b) someone posted to The Chronic Rift forums about how I may be a writer but I'm not an artist and he felt sorry for me because I wasn't going to be mourned by anybody when I die except for "sad Trek fan[s]." And it was good to read Mark's post and be reminded that popular entertainment can touch people in ways that are magnificent and glorious.

(Ironically, the song playing came on iTunes shuffle as I was preparing to post this. Weird....)

I'm gonna go write my Farscape comic book now.
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Kim Manners, RIP

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singular destiny

a nice review of A Singular Destiny

As usual, starri1 has posted a very thoughtful review of Star Trek: A Singular Destiny.

Money quote:
KRAD doesn't hold back from the grim, which is good. What is also good, although prior to reading the novel I wouldn't necessarily have thought this, is his breaking up of the narrative with little bits of other stories, snippets from news articles, transcripts of personal logs, a casualty list, that I think help with the scope of that's going on. Some of the details, like the Vulcans being completely psychologically unable to process an attack on their soil, are things that I find almost unexpected, and yet in thinking about it, make perfect sense.
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d'argo's lament


The script for Farscape: D'Argo's Lament #2 is finito and sent off to Rockne and Les Editeurs for their okee dokees.

Tomorrow, it's Chapter 3 of StarCraft: Ghost Academy Volume 1. Then it's jam on Spectres until it's done.

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