MonthMarch 2006

Cut. Print. LOL.

Annette and I attended the screening of the Rapid Results video for iContact (that and I were DoP and Camera N00b on, respectively). I was mildly shocked that the “Black Tie” part of the invitation which I disregarded as an obvious joke was taken seriously by many others. And it was catered. Professionally. By people in uniforms, serving champagne and little chicken things on sticks. In fact, I think the budget for the screening must have exceeded the budget for the shoot itself considerably. This was, perhaps, a lesson in politics in the entertainment industry.

Everyone involved in the production got up, were clapped at, and were presented with a copy of the final DVD image. There were a couple of speakers, including John Sumner who played the camera guy in the 2005 King Kong release.

The footage itself came out .. reasonably well, I think. There are some WILD colour mismatches between my Camera and the Sony cam that Raj used – I saw these instantly in the film. A couple of the sequences came out well – the Aggressive Phone Call Ending Stewardess in particular was very good, and very well edited in the end.

 

And my T-16 is broken down again

So, it’s just been announced that there will be at least 100 episodes of a Star Wars TV series.

Set during the 20 years of the life of Luke Skywalker between the rise of the empire at the end of the third sequel and when he goes off to join the rebellion at the start of the first ever movie.

Oh. Joy. I mean, I remember watching Star Wars and seeing a kid who was bored with doing nothing except working around the farm all the time, who wanted to do something fun, to go off an have adventures…. and now it’ll turn out that he’s secretly been having exciting Young Indianna Jones style adventures ALL ALONG.

Unless, that is, this show actually consists of stuff like:

S01E01: Luke replaces some broken modules in a water vaporator.
S01E02: Luke thinks he might be going into town with Aunt Beru to pick up some supplies, but Uncle Owen needs him to stay at the farm to do chores. Luke gets his whine on.
S01E03: Luke asks permission to take a speeder over to Beggars Canyon to shoot womp rats. Permission is declined. Whine.
S01E04: Why won’t Uncle Owen let me paint my bedroom black?

Yes, I said it. I stand by it.

One of my co-workers today asked me what cancelled TV show I most wish was still on the air.

And BEFORE I could answer, another co-worker said “Firefly, of course.”

And THEN I had to tell him that he was wrong, and there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth and rending of hair and whatnot as my Firefly fan associates demanded to know what possible show I might prefer.

Firefly is pretty cool and all, but I would genuinely and honestly give up any new FF eps if it meant I could have Mystery Science Theatre 3000 back.