Archive for December 2010

Getting Magical

Dec 23rd, 2010 | By

The rough draft for the Gemini Colony pilot episode is done (and there was much rejoicing).  It’s sitting in the queue waiting to be shredded and rebuilt by the other half of the writing team–but that’s not going to happen until after the holidays are done. So… while we’re waiting for that, I’ve decided to
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The Goal

Dec 22nd, 2010 | By

While there are bits and pieces  of the goal of the Trilobyte Project that have been mentioned throughout the site, there isn’t a place that paints a picture of what we hope the project will look like when it’s running at full steam. The site The site will, of course grow exponensionally–both in size and
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What Ifs

Dec 19th, 2010 | By

I’ve been re-watching Deep Space 9.  It’s arguably the best series of the (post-1960s) Star Trek franchise, and definitely my favorite. This evening, I watched the episode “Battle Lines“.  As with many of the first-season episodes, it’s a bit simplistic.  It’s an obvious morality play about the nature of war.  However… there’s something deeper.  The
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90%

Dec 19th, 2010 | By

While I wish I could  say that I’m one of those writers that can whip out a movie script overnight, I’m not.  I have, however, been working diligently to finish up the script for the pilot episode of Gemini Colony. Pilot episodes are the hardest; they require a real balancing act.  You need to introduce
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The Corporate Mindset

Dec 19th, 2010 | By

SyFy announced this week that Stargate: Universe is cancelled after this season is over.  While I have a number of criticisms about the show, it’s still one of the better science fiction shows on TV–and it’s just starting to find it’s feet. As with many of the well-written science fiction shows, SG:U fell victim to
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The Sound of Stories (Part 2)

Dec 7th, 2010 | By

As I’ve said before, music is a big part of my creative process.  Another one of the scores that’s been a staple of my playlist is the score for 300.  Tyler Bates has a rather impressive filmography.  The first  I heard of him (that I knew) was for 300.  After seeing the movie, I headed
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