It’s finally done!! Episode 7, our tribute to Stargate, is edited, burned, and as of 11:25 AM today, at the studio to be broadcast Tuesday! Click the pic to read all about it, and to receive your free SCI-FI GUYS BONUS FEATURE OF THE DAY!
God damn, this episode has severely tried my patience. About 7/8 of the way through the editing process, my hard drive crashed. It may shock and surprise those of you who know me to find that this angered me enough to write a short rant. Well, pick your jaws up off the floor, kids, ’cause Uncle Chris is gonna vent.
I edit here at work because much of the only free time I have during the day is in between fixing problems. It works out, but my computer here at work is a STEAMING PILE OF MAGGOT-RIDDEN GOAT SHIT. Its a Compaq Evo. I don’t know jack about Compaq – the company or the hardware – because this is the first one I’ve ever used. And by “used” I of course mean “had chained to my ankle as I was driven before the barbed, thorny lash of my evil slave masters and forced to trudge through my day dragging this fucking anchor behind me.”
I hadn’t backed up the files because my DVD burner was giving me shit about burning anything larger than 2 gigs. Drafts of this show usually start out at 2.5 gigs, before effects or titles or tinkering, so I lost everything. I’ve worked since then to restore it, and its been a pain. It’ll be nice to put this one behind me. Don’t get me wrong, I love doing the show, but this episode has given me problems since I started the damn thing. Due to Quentin’s on-again, off-again availability (it’s not his fault; dude has a wedding to plan), I’ve basically had to deal with this one, start to finish, all by my onesy, savvy? I’ll be glad to be rid of it.
That said, the episode turned out REALLY good. The episode is entitled “SFG-1,” and its all about Stargate and the billion and a half Stargate related franchises that have popped up since that movie made a mint. The main star of this episode is mine and Frog Boy’s little sista from anutha mista, Sci-Fi Girl. She and I hit a Stargate SG-1 convention up in Chicago last September, and her questions to Don S. Davis (Gen. George Hammond), Michael Shanks (Dr. Daniel Jackson), and Christopher Judge (Teal’c) resulted in some great footage. I’ve gotta hand it to her; the girl knows how to craft an interview question. We got to meet and hang out with the cast, all of whom were great to talk to and were very good to us. Totally worth the drive to Chi-Town; I would do it again in a second!
Oh, and one last thing… a little note to single sci-fi guys out there in interweb land: Stargate conventions are PACKED with ladies. I don’t know what the deal was, but this place was crawling with women. For all three days, I’d estimate the women made up 80% of the people there. Stargate-SG1 is a damn good show where women take an equal role without having to act like men or dress like whores, so I guess I can see how this would appeal to our gyno-populace at large. It was nice to see that many women turn out for a sci-fi convention, which are usually thoroughly male dominated gatherings. Thank you, ladies; it was a blast!
Give my regards to King Tut, asshole,
PS – As a reward to all of you who have waited so patiently while I took my sweet ass time putting this show together, I give to you this extra special, super-duper, Criterion Collection, limited edition, happy-time, Easter egg.
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