Revolution in Filmmaking with Battlestar Galactica Prequel

Mar 21

Hi, guys, If you’d like to see an astonishing sample of cutting-edge filmmaking, check out the trailer just released on BLOOD AND CHROME, the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA prequel that my Oscar and Emmy-winning special effects genius friend Doug Drexler helped spearhead. It was shot entirely on greenscreen — so pretty much everything you see other than the actors...

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Learning From & Working With My Friends From Babylon 5, Star Trek – TNG and Galactica

Mar 19

Just saw our special effects producer Doug Drexler’s most recent mix of footage from Battlestar and Caprica for our Kickstarter video for the Secret Science Fiction Project (not to mention the final tweaks he’s doing on the new shots he’s rendered for us).  Just spectacular. We’re moving ahead designing the splash pages and accompanying...

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Just Show Up – Magic Can Happen

Mar 15

Wondercon, the little cousin of San Diego Comic-Con, is happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and on the eve of that I wanted to address an issue rarely mentioned: The strong urge to avoid going to events where people more successful than you will be. An example of this is an actress I know who had enjoyed some success years ago, but was struggling now to break...

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Neil deGrasse Tyson and Yours Truly On Choosing Mentors

Mar 14

Hi, guys, I just heard Neil deGrasse Tyson talk about selecting roles models on NPR’s Science Friday and it was so articulate and on the money I wanted to share it with you. Dr. Tyson said, “For me, role models is an overrated concept, because typically when you look for a role model you’re trying to find someone who looks like you or grew up where you grew up...

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If You Can Stay I’ll Blow You Up

Mar 10

Okay, so here’s the thing:  the people I most admire in showbiz are those who don’t wait to be picked but just get on with the job of making stuff. A prime example is my friend Neil Johnson, with whom I’m doing the Secret Science Fiction TV Project.  Neil’s made a number of profitable science fiction films and is currently completing ALIEN...

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On a Note of Excellence

Mar 01

I just learned that I’m nominated for a second Saturn Award (I won last year) for producing and doing the audio commentaries for the Twilight Zone Blu-ray, and I wanted to use this occasion as an opportunity to talk about excellence. I think it’s pretty clear that Rod Serling’s work on Twilight Zone represents a high point in what television can...

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