July 27th, 2009


spending the day dead for tax purposes

Slept away the morning. Now catching up on DVR'd stuff. Have watched Leverage (which was excellent as ever), and am watching Dark Blue (which the jury's still out on), with Law & Order: Criminal Intent, In Plain Sight, Burn Notice, Royal Pains, and Eureka still to go.
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    this week's Dark Blue
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SDCC Farscape announcements

Was so busy doing the con, never got around to posting what the two big announcements were at the two Farscape panels.

It's already been announced that Farscape is being rereleased on DVD. It'll have all the features that were on the Starburst editions, plus some new stuff, including the big announcement at the tenth anniversary panel: "Farscape Undressed," a special that aired only once on Sci-Fi and has never been seen since, not even any of the other DVD sets, will be on this new set. The release date is 17 November, and the suggested retail price is a very cheap $150. The design is also very nice.

At the Farscape comics panel, editor Ian Brill announced that, once Gone and Back is completed, Farscape will become a monthly title rather than a series of miniseries. This doesn't change much -- we'll still be doing four-issue arcs, and the schedule is still the same -- but it shows that BOOM! is committed to this going on for the foreseeable future. And that's due to the huge response by the readership. So thanks, readers! *grin*
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a review of The Sky's the Limit

Josh Edelglass has reviewed the Star Trek: The Next Generation anniversary anthology The Sky's the Limit for his Motion Pictures Comics blog. Part 1 is here, with Part 2 -- which includes my story "Four Lights" -- here.

Money quote:
In the waning days of the Dominion War, Captain Picard and the U.S.S. Enterprise-E rescue a Cardassian survivor from a Dominion attack — Gul Madred, the Cardassian who brutally tortured Picard in the two-part episode “Chains of Command.” Major credit to Mr. DeCandido for choosing to follow up on such a fascinating dangling story-line. I was enjoyably surprised at the unexpected ways that Picard’s interactions with Madred unfolded. I also loved the glimpse into just what the crew of the Enterprise was up to during the tumultuous years of the Dominion conflict. This is a fertile ground for stories, and while a few novels have given us glimpses of some of the Enterprise’s adventures during this time period, I still feel that there are still a lot more stories to be told...
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