Well, everything is still super-secret under-wraps from now until…whenever the studio decides it isn’t. We were all issued official personal copies of the script with our own names emblazoned on every page. Presumably this is to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands but I really feel the need to point out that, from my ten year experience working with the franchise, the problem has never been copies of the script getting out but fans having access to the breakdown services used by casting directors and actors. Still, it’s all very James Bond and fun for some, so who am I to complain? That said, it would have been even cooler had the actual script been delivered in one of those metal briefcases we could handcuff to our wrists. Bonus points if they self-destructed if somebody entered the wrong combination.
All this to say, yes, I’ve got lots of pics but no, I won’t be posting them just yet. Alas, not sure when either. Until then, however, I’m lining up some terrific Stargate-related fan Q&A sessions that I’ll be announcing in the coming weeks
And speaking of coming announcements, many of you are wondering when the hell I’m going to go public with the official press release concerning our female cast members. The answer: I’m not. I have absolutely nothing to do with how or when the studio or network choose to proceed on this one. They may decide to release a simple statement on their official website or could, instead, choose to breaks the news by having one of those barnstorming crop dusters spell the names out in the skies of Los Angeles. I’d personally go with the latter – but that’s why I’m writing scripts and not working in publicity.
Finishing up Infoquake in time for the commencement of our Book of the Month Club discussions next week (check the right sidebar for the date and times in your area!), finally making some headway on the short story, while Cookie Monster and Baron Destructo work their way through this year’s Best Picture nominees, hopefully in time to handicap the race prior to Oscar night.
Tonight, I leave you with the deeply moving planned memorial to the victims of the Folsom Dam Disaster. Video compliments of The Onion News Network: http://www.theonion.com/content/video/preemptive_memorial_honors_future