The Death of the Martian King

In the past, I’ve shared how amongst my family’s personal holiday traditions, one of my favorite is the Martian Kings–little toys from the Netherlands that my wife’s sister and her husband (who used to live there) sent to us over the years.  Originally, they were just decorations for Sinterklaas (a Dutch celebration in December that bears some similarities to Christmas), but the Martian Kings (as my daughter described them) stayed for Christmas. Continue reading The Death of the Martian King

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So, I was Interviewed…

It doesn’t make me famous or anything, but a while ago a fellow blogger, whose work can be found over at https://scifipie.me/my-blog/, must have come across some of my movies and I decided to ask me for an interview.  He just sent me a list of questions to answer in an email, so it wasn’t very interactive, but it was the first time I’ve discussed my filmmaking at length with a complete stranger, so that was interesting.  I also mention in it a few projects that I was hoping to have completed soon at the time, which are still not done, so that’s a bit sad.

Anyway, the results of this have just recently gone online, and you can read them here.

Christmas Gift Highlights, and What Really Matters

Warning:  This post starts off pretty geeky, but ends up kind of religious.  If that appeals to you, then by all means, read on.

I love Christmas and I get excited about giving and receiving gifts.  At the same time, I often feel let down after the whole experience. Continue reading Christmas Gift Highlights, and What Really Matters

Not Meaningless After All? (Musing on my Movies)

Recently, I had a minor epiphany about myself and some of the films I’ve made over the years.

A question I’ve pondered from time to time regarding the whole activity of film making and story telling is how much do you focus on “message”–that is, the underlying meaning behind the plot and characters on the screen–as opposed to “story”.  Naturally, there is no reason a film can’t be strong in both, but what should be my focus, especially in the writing and development stage?

Continue reading Not Meaningless After All? (Musing on my Movies)

Quantum Leap – The Color of Truth [1.6]

Sam leaps into Jesse Tyler, a black man in the American South in the 1950’s who works as a driver for an elderly white woman.  Al tells him he is there to save her from a dying in a car accident, but Sam feels compelled to get involved with the start of the civil rights movement.  In the end, he does both. Continue reading Quantum Leap – The Color of Truth [1.6]

47 Days of Doctor Who–Day #35: Guest Character I’d Be Most Excited to Find Out Was Going to Come Back

Welcome to Day 35 of my 47-day series about the revival version of Doctor Who (2005-present). I’ve come up with 47 topics / questions to answer, all of them basically positive and upbeat about the program. Each day (or as often as I can actually write these–so far so good!) I’ll pick one of them at random (using this convenient random number generator) and then write up an answer. Continue reading 47 Days of Doctor Who–Day #35: Guest Character I’d Be Most Excited to Find Out Was Going to Come Back

47 Days of Doctor Who–Day #32: Best Companion Departure Scene

Welcome to Day 32 of my 47-day series about the revival version of Doctor Who (2005-present). I’ve come up with 47 topics / questions to answer, all of them basically positive and upbeat about the program. Each day (or as often as I can actually write these–so far so good!) I’ll pick one of them at random (using this convenient random number generator) and then write up an answer. Continue reading 47 Days of Doctor Who–Day #32: Best Companion Departure Scene

47 Days of Doctor Who–Day #13: Best Patch for a Continuity Gap

Welcome to Day 13 of my 47-day series about the revival version of Doctor Who (2005-present).  I’ve come up with  47 topics / questions to answer, all of them basically positive and upbeat about the program.  Each day (or as often as I can actually write these–so far so good!) I’ll pick one of them at random (using this convenient random number generator) and then write up an answer. Continue reading 47 Days of Doctor Who–Day #13: Best Patch for a Continuity Gap