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the star trek re-re-watch

Torie and I enjoyed re-watching Star Trek so much, we decided to do it again. So much has changed since we launched the original re-watch last year, we thought it might be in need of a massive update, so we’re remastering every re-watch post, in original publication order. If you missed us the first time around, this is your chance to follow along. And if you did read all the old posts, we promise there’s a lot of added value. We like to think of this as the way the re-watch was always intended to be, if we’d been given free editorial reign and the right resources at the beginning.

Please check out our new look at The Viewscreen: Read more about the exciting new direction of the Remastered Re-Watch, and our first post is already up–only a day late–for the first episode of the series, “The Man Trap.” As Torie puts it, we’ve made it “saltier” and “more vampire-ier!” Here’s a glimpse at some of our enhancements. Please let us know what you think–like the internet, this is a work in progress. And tell your friends!

cutting teeth

Please check out these two short videos I cut for Teeth: Vampire Tales, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. Each poses a question of the contributors to the anthology: “Would you like to be a vampire for a month?” and “What attribute of a vampire would you like to have?” These were a lot of fun to work on and I’m looking forward to reading the stories when the book comes out on April 5, 2011 from Harper Teen.

The videos include responses from Nathan Ballingrud, Chris Barzak, Steve Berman, Holly Black,  Emma Bull, Cecil Castellucci, Suzy McKee Charnas, Cassandra Clare, Ellen Datlow, Jeff Ford, Neil Gaiman, Kathe Koja, Ellen Kushner, Garth Nix, Lucius Shepard, Delia Sherman, Cat Valente, Genevieve Valentine, Kaaron Warren, and Terri Windling.

spreading some holiday cheer

Stephanie Burgis and Patrick Samphire have come up with something really special for anyone who likes fiction, especially cheerful and uplifting stories: The December Lights Project, an online collection of free short stories “to light up the winter season.” They’re publishing two or three a week through the end of this month, and are already sharing work by many fantastic authors, including Sarah Prineas, Karen HealeyMaurissa Guibord, Sherwood Smith, and of course Steph and Patrick themselves. Check out what they have up so far and keep coming back for a regular fix of warmth and joy, and a reminder of what holidays should really be about.

But wait! There’s more good news for fiction lovers: Senses Five Press has a 50% discount on everything in their store this month, which includes every issue of Sybil’s Garage and the World Fantasy Award-winning anthology Paper Cities, which are available in paper and/or various digital editions. Just use coupon code HOLIDAZE2010 when checking out. Might I suggest you pick up a copy of Sybil’s Garage No. 7?

(Image courtesy of Comics N Things)

death proof

A silly Gmail Chat with my friend Scott:

Scott: What if tomorrow wasn’t another day? What if tomorrow was a fish?  What would the endoing to Gone With the Wind have been like?
me: I’ve never actually seen that movie.
Scott: Neither have I, but according Weird Al, the ending of the movie has a character saying “Tomorrow is another day”
me: If tomorrow is another day, and tomorrow never dies, and if you should die another day, then that makes you immortal.
Scott: I think you’re missing a step in your proof
me: Prove it.
Scott: p – Tomorrow, q – another day, r – never dies/immortal, s – you
Scott: p -> q, p -> r, therefore p -> r, s -> ~r and q
No further information can be derived
me: So… today is a good day to die?