Before I begin, let me give credit to a very lovely young lady that I had the opportunity to work with a few weeks ago…
This is Katie Schriner (Sp?). She has got one of the most hypnotic voices I have ever heard; deep and clear like a news anchor! She is reading the line for an evil voodoo queen. I hope I get the opportunity to work with her again!
I finally broke down and bought Final Draft 9 for Mac/PC. The version that I was using (or trying to use) was damaged some how many years ago when my old PC caught a virus. That’s O.k…It didn’t have a spell checker and I mostly used Word for any editing; Just simply copy/paste and let Word make its squiggly lines. The newest version has the spell checker and easier formatting. I hope I can get the old scripts cleaned up in a timely manner before I send them to the Library of Congress for copywriting. Don’t want anyone stealing my stuff! Dig?
Moving right along…
I am about to blog about something I thought I would never write about just 2 months ago; The new T.V. season! Now that I have Dish network I can access the not-over-the-air channels again. And watch such shows as…
Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi nails it! In my opinion, he is the best Doctor since Tom Baker! His companion Clara, played by the very lovely Jenna Coleman is somewhat of a deviation front the previous companions. She is very sassy and brainy (after all, she is a middle-school teacher)! Like the other companions, not very hard to look at (very curvy)! Gorgeous! But, I think the good Doctor may have met his match! In Kill The Moon, I can’t remember her exact words, but it sounds like Clara has told the Doctor to go piss up a flag pole while standing on his head (Think about that for a minute)! But, I don’t know. In Mummy On The Orient Express, they more or less make up…More or less! If he does look for a new companion, I hope it is not that student, Courtney, Britney, Shelley, Kelly, Sharon, whatever her name is…She’s a pain in the ass! She’s like an English version of Dee from "What’s Happening"!
(More like “D” as in “Disruptive influence”!)
"Ooooh! I’m gonna tell momma you built a time machine out of an old English police call box!"
Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD: I am guessing the writers had a choice: Turn Grant Ward into water vapor like his buddy John Garrett, or turn him into Hannibal Lecter? Looks like the latter. My long time crush, Lucy Lawless got a role as a former SHIELD agent/turned mercenary…and then they kill her off (Shit!)…Or did they? Never say die in the Marvel [cinematic] universe! Oh…and there’s Skye’s father...The Doctor…No, not the time lord…The…Umm…Well, he ain’t no Agent Dale Cooper, either! Trust me!
"I have an obelisk, and a long lost daughter…but this is a damned fine cup of coffee!"
Gotham: I was lucky to catch the pilot at the Chicago Comic Con. This show just keeps getting better and better! We’re seeing the characters develop very rapidly and Alfred is sort of the surrogate parent of young Bruce…including wanting to choke the shit out him if he does not stop acting like an ass!
Remember kids; A comforting hand on the shoulder is a good 6-8 inches from “WHY YOU LITTLE-!” “AAAGGHHGAGAAAGH!”
Arrow: SPOILER ALERT!SPOILER ALERT!SPOILER ALERT!SPOILER ALERT!SPOILER ALERT! One word to describe this new season: Vengeance! Sara is murdered by an archer from the the League Of Assassins! Everyone is pissed! Oliver and his team want whoever is responsible for Sara’s death to pay! But, it will be no easy task! This season introduces us to Ra’s Al Ghul…Whoa! Isn’t he a Batman villain? Well, yes…But, Gotham went ahead and borrowed Doll Maker (Ep. 2); an Arrow villain! Sounds like a fair, if not coincidental trade. However, the DC shows maybe trying to pull a Marvel by making their shows connected to one another some how. Case in point…
The Flash: This ain’t the 1990 CBS version! However, it does co-star John Wesley Shipp, who played The Flash in that version (he plays The Flash’s father in this new version).This new version is more or less spun off of Arrow…What am I saying, it is spun off of Arrow! In the first ep, Barry meets with Oliver. Let’s just say that the avenging archer is still on the fence about ol’ Barry doing the superhero thing.
The Simpsons: Season 25! Season twenty-firecrackin’-five! And what a strong start! The long hyped killing-off a major character had the Las Vegas odds makers jaws drop in their soup! Everyone thought it would be either Abe, Krusty, Mr. Burns, Smithers, Barney, Moe, Lisa (?), or even Homer! Nope! But, if you guessed Krusty (like I did), you were pretty close; ANOTHER SPOILER ALERT!ANOTHER SPOILER ALERT!ANOTHER SPOILER ALERT!It was Rabbi Hyman Krustofsky; Krusty’s dad voiced by the very talented Jackie “Ed, I give you deh finga” Mason. Honestly, I have to say that it came out of nowhere! Last season was pretty funny, especially the episode "Yellow Subterfuge"; I still smirk when I think of Dick Fiddler…The assumed name given to Skinner (by Bart) when he believes he murdered his mother and runs away to Mexico…
I guess A.S. Shole would have really pushed it over the line with network censors.
As of this writing, we are 3 eps in (the meeting of the Griffins was actually a Family guy ep) with the annual Treehouse of Horror coming up…Where the Simpsons meet their 1987/Tracey Ullman selves. Should be interesting! Also, cannot wait for the Futurama crossover! Wonder how they are going to pull that one off? It’s going to be epic!
Bob’s Burgers: Only one ep so far as of this writing (football season). But, it is worth the wait! The voice cast is very talented and have natural comedy juices flowing through them (most of them have backgrounds in stand-up comedy). Can’t wait for the rest of the season!
Once again, the clock on the wall says that the Sandman is getting antsy. So, until next time…
Check out this music video that was drawn and animated by my good buddy, Jim Nickley!