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Published: 6 years ago

And it begins

Enigmatic post title, eh?
Well not really.

First, the casting for ABC’s Flash Forward has finally begun with Courtney Vance cast as Stan Wedeck and Jack Davenport as Lloyd Simcoe.

Look to your right to catch the pilot script.

I thought it was a good pilot. I completely see why people would want to match it with Lost. The way it is told is certainly reminiscent of a mythological show like Lost. I’ve already got a couple theories going on in my head!

For those who read the book, the show seems to be completely different so don’t worry.
And if you’re thinking of getting spoiled off the book, don’t get your hopes up. The book’s explanation for the FF is some pseudo-science stuff that is way too complicated for national TV.

Also, Caprica (BSG’s prequel show) is finally set to begin.
I’ll let that post-title double pun sink in now for a while.

Okay?
All Good?

Let me repeat: Caprica has finally had a series order.

Happy?

I posted several months back about the pilot so if you want to glean a tinsy bit of info on that script check the small post. Although you’ll probably be better off finding your own copy of the pilot script by now.

Also, beginning (or rather continuing) is Showtime’s momentum, growing at an impressive rate. 2008 is Sho’s fifth consecutive year of growth, with a 7% increase of subscribers in the last 12 months.
The L.A. Times has just published a pretty interesting piece around the reasons behind Sho’s success.
As usual, a business eye in the TV world nowadays is not a must but a given. So get involved in SRS BSNS if you know what I mean.
I sense a shift of cable-power coming up.

Published: 6 years ago

The greatest Chrismukkah present

As you may or may not know, the Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along DVD is finally available to pre-order on Amazon.
It’s should come out around Dec. 19 (the day before my B-day, now that’s what I call a B-day present!).

The Master commented on his website:

Is it worth fifteen hard-earned dollars? Absolutely. In fact, I can say without reservation that the Dr. Horrible DVD is worth $15.23 EASILY. More, if your dollars weren’t the hard-earned kind, just the kind you have lying around in your mom’s purse. God knows WE’VE worked hard to earn ‘em. “Commentary! The Musical” is the most painstaking and exhausting piece of whimsey I have ever mistaken for a good idea. It has nearly twice as much music as Dr. Horrible itself — since you can’t really talk that much during a commentary musical or it sounds like a regular commentary. (Which we also have, with the stars and writers, plus making-of’s, ELE applications, and a few items left lying around by a notorious Bunny…) I can say without hesitation that I hesitate to say it’s great. And by great I mean ridiculous. It’s sophmoric, solopsistic, silly and the most fun I’ve had being exhausted since the fabled Mushortio itself. And everyone sings beautifullly. Which enrages me. I a little bit hate my friends now.

The listed street date is, by the way, a little later than we’d expected — I’m hoping Amazon is just playing it safe and we can beat that date. More on that as we learn it. Expect a twittering sensation.

Finally, I just want to say “thank you” to everybody who has supported this venture. We’ve been able to pay our crew and all our bills, which means a lot. What means more is proving that completely independent ventures can muscle their way through the blizzard of big-budget behemoths. (A blizzard of behemoths? Back to writing school, alliteration-junkie!) All that rhetoric about the future of entertainment that flew about during the Strike is still entirely true. We need to find our own way of producing entertainment. A lot of people are watching Dr. Horrible to see if it’s any kind of model — way more people than I expected — and it means everything to me to help pave the way for artists to start working and making a living from the ground up. There are a couple of real pioneers in this that I know personally: Felicia Day, I’m thrilled to say, and choreographer Chris Elam are both looking far ahead in terms of monetization and interactivity. Me, I’m more like Jimmy Stewart in “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance”, but at least I’m out there. Thanks, he finally summed up, to you.

My story has become tiresome! But wait till you hear the songs.

Did we cover “silly”…?

Bottom line is:
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along is the perfect Chrismukkah present for all the family to enjoy!

Published: 6 years ago

Don’t chime in

We’ve had our fair share of strange events throughout 2008 but next year is gonna open with some crazier choices.

Case in point: NBC announced the other day its January schedule, as in only January, not mid-season schedule.

Life, Chuck and Heroes won’t be back in January.
They will probably premiere around mid-February for a continuous run without repeats similar to Lost’s.

Kings is still unanounced.

Without much surprise, My Own Worst Enemy, Lipstick Jungle and Crusoe won’t be back at all.

Wondering what’s replacing those shows?
Two words: Howdie & Dancing.
Meaning a hidden-camera show hosted by Howdie Mandel and another, again, dancing competition.

Oh and there’s the usual L&O repeats.

FNL’s season 3 is on Fridays but chances are if you’re a fan, you’ve already seen it.

SNL will try to re-create the Election magic but with sports, bringing Saturday Night Live Sports Extra to NBC’s Sundays.
They’ll also try to revive Saturday Night Live Film Festival.
Is SNL Fashion Edition next?
God I hope not.

Meanwhile, Crap Rider will be back in Jan., still showing on Wednesdays.

Prepare to be bored to death in January on NBC.

Published: 6 years ago

Why, oh why?

Can someone explain to me what is up with the Twilight phenomenon?

At least with Harry Potter, I knew about the books years before the first movie came out. Not so with Twilight. It was only when I found out about the movie that I found out about the book.
And that was less than a year ago, thanks to EW.com.
Or should I say EtWilight.com?
The amount of Twilight articles posted every single day on that site! Wow.

I still don’t get what all the fuss is about.
The book as far as I know is far from selling as well as HP did before its movie adaptations.

Yet MovieTickets.com reported that Twilight had sold more tickets on its site earlier this week than Bolt, Quantum of Solace, Australia, and Milk combined!

It’s like with High School Musical 1.
Why was it one of the most-watched TV movies ever at the time?

The everlasting mysteries of teenage girls’ favorite things eva’.
Or is that tweens now?

And I’m off.
Gonna go throw up.