Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A time to write

I've been off topic for a month with so many other issues that I haven't had time to write or blog or reading or...you get the idea. I'm dying to get back to writing. My novel is ready for a final rewrite and it can be daunting to start over for the last big push. The nail biting thing about writing a complex story with tons of characters is the hope that the dream story that brought me to the typewriter in the first place stays the same as the one that finally comes out.

Wish me luck. The next few months will tell the tale.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

SF Hokum

I was watching old Time Tunnel reruns on HULU last night. I have no excuse for why. In Irwin Allen tradition, these hokey, bad science yarns are really no worse than some of the SF today. The big difference is that today the slick FX and fast cut action/violence mask the bad writing and inconsistent plot and science right down to all the aliens using American English dialect.

The show didn't last long but I remember seeing it in reruns over and over when I got home from school in the 70's. I thought it was a joke then, it's a joke now. But somehow I don't think the crew did.

It doesn't matter what's changed in the past 40 years, tin foil aliens or renegade Romulans all want to destroy Earth. Like we're the center of the Universe.

I wish.