The first, rough pass of my new pilot is complete. And, as expected, it’s a little long, even by cable script standards. It presently sits at 65 robust pages but I’m sure I can get it down to a respectable 62(ish) by week’s end. Normally, I just send it my writing partner’s way and have him do his pass, but I’m considering breaking with tradition and sending it to a few other trusted critics as well. I’ll get their input and address the notes after which I’ll send the script to my agent who will, in turn, set it up somewhere. We’ll do five seasons of the series, endlessly discuss the possibility of a movie that will never come to fruition, then I’ll retire early to divide time between my Tokyo food trips and running my school for wayward pugs and french bulldogs. Sounds like a plan, no?
It’s been a while. Let’s get caught up on all the news you need to know:
Hey, look at what hit the shelves earlier this week. And the rest:
It’s the Rich Horton-edited superhero-themed anthology featuring stories from Kelly Link, Peter S. Beagle, and yours truly. “Downfall”, which made it’s debut in the Masked anthology, edited by my buddy Lou Anders, finds second life in this collection. Order it here: Superheroes. Early reviews are promising: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/features/superheroes-once-more-feeling/
If alien truly are out there, why haven’t they made contact yet? Well, here’s why: 5 Insane Theories About Why We Haven’t Discovered Alien Life I’m going with a variation of #3: We’re just not all that interesting.
People actually took it seriously? Well, you would too if you read this article: 5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen
Nielsen Ratings To Add TV Watching Via Broadband Everyone else welcomes Nielsen to the 21st century.
No! Not Nintendo Cereal System! http://www.buzzfeed.com/h2/shfke/briangalindo/25-cereals-from-the-80s-you-will-never-eat-again
Ooh, look what’s back: