April 1st, 2010

Firefly: Still Flying – The Tech Notes



A friend of mine once said the best job is the one you’d do for free, but don’t have to. If that’s the case, then I have the best job imaginable, because I get to make awesome stuff for even more awesome people. And I get to work with shows and movies I love and a creative community I admire and respect – enormously.

I can’t really say enough about how awed and humbled we all are here at QMx by the fact that we’re even allowed to play in these brilliant peoples’ sandboxes. So you’ll understand that when Jane Espenson, executive producer of Caprica, co-executive producer of Battlestar Galactica and scribe of one of the most memorable episodes of Firefly, asked me to be her technical editor on her first new Firefly story in over eight years, I was struck dumb.

Well, perhaps not completely dumb: I squeed. I squeed long and I squeed loud. And I, dear reader, am not someone who squees for anything.

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March 21st, 2010

Guest Editorial: Serenity Lands



After a wait of almost three years, my Big Damn Replica arrived this week.

It was torture because I was out of town on business and had to wait a few days before I could break into that shipping crate. When I finally got home, I felt like a kid on Christmas morning as I meticulously opened the outer box, removed the lid of the “apple crate” and carefully removed layer after layer of padding waiting for that “OMG” moment.

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