Star Trek: The Next Generation – Booby Trap [3.6]

Geordi works frantically to find a way to free the ship from an energy-draining radiation field before the shields collapse and the crew begins to die.  He interacts with a hologram simulation of Dr. Leah Brahms Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – Booby Trap [3.6]

Writing 24 Minutes

Back in 2004, when I was still a fan of the TV series 24, the idea crossed my mind to make something similar, where each episode would be done in real time, with lots of characters and convoluted storylines, and in which each episode built up to some sort of crazy cliff hanger – but each episode would just be 60 seconds in length.  At the time, I was held back by the fact that I didn’t know how I’d accomplish the split screen effect that seemed key to 24‘s style of storytelling.

Fast forward to 2009 and not only had consumer video editing technology (and my understanding of it) increased to overcome that problem, but also I found I was surrounded by a key group of people who would lock into the project and help to make it a reality.  So while I was leading a team of staff and students on a Media Safari outreach to Kyrgyzstan, I managed to squeeze in time to write the script for what is now known as 24 Minutes.

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