If you’ve been following me on social media (and if you’re not, then how the heck did you get here?), you might have caught the initial announcement a couple of weeks ago: the audiobook rights to Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure have been acquired by Tantor Media. Even as I type this, they’re working on it for a late summer 2018 release! [Read more…]
Zeus Is Dead has been optioned!
This is just pretty frelling awesome, if you’ll pardon my saying so. I’m just a little bit excited here. Why? (Thank you, imaginary leading-question-person!) After having to keep this under my hat for months, it’s finally official: my comedic fantasy novel, Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure, has been optioned by 5×5 Media, Inc. with an eye to develop it into a TV series!!!(!)
I can’t tell you how good it feels to finally be able to TELL people his! It’s bee a while in coming, with lots of maybes, hypotheticals, and uncertainty. There were a lot of positive indications that something might be happening, but, at last, an actual, official option agreement was drawn up, reviewed, and signed! [Read more…]
Michael Re-Watches Twin Peaks: Season 2, Ep 14
Okay, it’s getting down to the wire here. Three days away to the premiere. So I’m kicking it up a notch! Michael Re-Watches Twin Peaks…turbo edition! [Read more…]
Michael Re-Watches Twin Peaks: Season 2, Ep 13
Confession time: When he was showing the series to me, Nick made a joke that I have since stolen and used each and every time I showed it to someone else. When Jean Renault is shot and collapses dead on the floor of Dead Dog Farm, Nick joked, “Next episode, Pierre Renault shows up! ‘You keel mah three brothers…”
So, there it is.
Four more days until the revival premieres, so let’s get this one going! [Read more…]
Michael Re-Watches Twin Peaks: Season 2, Ep 11
As much as I
dislike loathe the rest of James Hurley’s story for the rest of the season, I admit I still get a kick out of this episode’s long opening shot of him just riding his bike. Since my first ever viewing, I’ve always found myself grinning, possibly just from the sheer length of the scene. It goes on…and on…riding from a standard TV moment into something that stretches toward absurdity.
You know, I’d have loved it if the only thing the show did with James for the rest of the season was to just cut back to him riding on various roads like this for 30 seconds or so, using the exact same music each time, before cutting back to events back in Twin Peaks. Wouldn’t that have been awesome? Or at least, ya know, preferable? [Read more…]
Michael Re-Watches Twin Peaks: Season 2, Ep 10
It was at this point in my virgin viewing that Nick told me that the series is going to take a dip in quality for a little bit. “We have to wade through some crap to get back to the good stuff.” (I’m paraphrasing. I don’t have an eidedic memory.) He was right. So in the interest of moving through the episodes quickly until the series finds its legs again, these posts are going to be more hurried than usual. The plan is to only really show the important stuff, with occasional mention of the other silly/terrible plot lines going on.
Seeing as it’s now Monday, May 15th as I write this and there is now less than a week(!!!!) before the revival’s premiere, this will also help me get it all done in time. [Read more…]
Michael Re-Watches Twin Peaks: Season 2, Ep 8
My memory of this episode comes not from my original viewing, but one or two viewings later. Among the couple of people to whom I was showing the series to at the time was one woman who loved musicals, and absolutely loved Oklahoma. (The musical, not the state. Though maybe she loved the state as well. I never thought to ask.) She got very miffed at me for showing her something that forever sullied the song, “Surrey with the Fringe on Top.”
I have no regrets. 😀 [Read more…]
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