March 8th, 2009

d'argo's lament


The script for #3 is finished.

I think. I'm gonna sleep on it, read it over tomorrow, then send it off to BOOM!

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    "Black Sunday" by Jethro Tull
chronic rift

new Chronic Rift episode is live!

Episode #11 of The Chronic Rift has gone live, and it's one of our Roundtable episodes. This one is a subject near and dear to my heart: "Media Tie-Ins: Legitimate Literature or Canon Fodder?" John S. Drew and I lead the discussion, joined by veteran tie-in author Jeff Mariotte and "Complete Starfleet Library" web-master Steve Roby.

Jay Smith also has a guilty pleasure, discussing Smallville.

You can get it from iTunes, or directly from either the Rift web site or podOmatic's Rift page.
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    "Someday the Sun Won't Shine for You" by Jethro Tull
farscape comic

another review of Farscape #3

Tonya Crawford of "Broken Frontier" has reviewed the third issue of the Farscape comic, and it looks like she really really likes us. *grin*

Money quote:
Between series creator Rockne O’Bannon and Keith R.A. DeCandido, this story is moving from strength to strength. The hallmarks of the Farscape TV series included a mixture of characterization, complicated plots (in a good way), twists, turns and reversals, comedy intermixed with drama, and thrilling adventure. The comic book continues to prove that it still delivers all of that and more with new alien creatures and environments that were simply not possible with the constraints of television. Here the writers are completely free to unchain their imaginations and what they have done so far makes this reviewer look forward to whatever else they may have up their sleeves. The characters ring true to their established personas and the dialogue is so spot-on that readers can practically hear the voices of the actors reciting the lines.
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    "Up Jumped the Devil" by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

questions, questions, questions.....

Haven't done one of these in a bit....

Ask me a question (or two -- or three!) in the comments section. Feel free to ask anything you want, though I reserve the right to not answer something because I don't feel like it (hey, it's my blog, I can do what I want!). The odds are good, however, that the question will be answered. Really. Honest.

Fire away!

(Oh, and while you're asking, could you let me know how you found yourself at this blog? I mean, if you're someone I know/am related to in real life, you don't need to bother, but I'm curious as to the manner in which folks who don't know me wind up here............)
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    "Hey Louis Prima" by the Brian Setzer Orchestra

Schott's Miscellany 7 March 2009

Alexander Graham Bell patented his invention, the telephone, patent no. 174,464 (1876)


The Statue of Liberty (formally titled Liberty Enlightening the World) was a gift from France to America in 1885, intended as a symbol of the friendship the two nations developed during the American Revolution. Designed by the Alsatian Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, the statue depicts a woman holding a torch (enlightenment) in her right hand, and a tablet (the law) in her left; she wears a crown with 7 rays (the 7 seas and 7 continents), and stands above a broken shackle and chains (freedom from oppression). Her tablet is inscribed with the date of American Independence on roman numerals: July IV MDCCLXXVI. The statue was originally meant to mark the centenary of the American Revolution, but it was not unveiled until ten years later, in 1886.

The statue stands on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, and was for many years the first US landmark seen by new immigrants. A poem written by Emma Lazarus to raise money for the pedestal appears at the statue's base.

No one won the last war, and no one will win the next.
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)
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    "Ramrod" by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
singular destiny

a review of A Singular Destiny

A person named Tan, who posts reviews on "The Tancave" blog, has written a review of Star Trek: A Singular Destiny.

Money quote:
Overall great novel. I could hardly put it down! In fact I stayed up until 4AM last night until I finished it because it had me hook, line and sinker. It’s a great lead-in for the various novels coming out in 2009 which will all touch on this new development. Well written and exciting, highly recommended.
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    "Sweet Fire of Love" by Robbie Robertson