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10 YEARS ON

So this wasn't on my radar at all -- not until Kiele Sanchez linked me to what I'm about to link you to -- but shockingly this is the 10-year anniversary of A PERFECT GETAWAY.  Hard to imagine.  It brings back great memories of making this movie in Puerto Rico and Kauai with my willing...

DOWN BUT NOT OUT

As some of you noted, the site was down for a while for reasons too boring and too frustrating to explain.  We lost a couple posts in the process, so I’ll be trying to restore those in the next few days.  Stand by. DT

A GIANT AT FIVE-FOOT-FOUR

Been putting off writing this post since I knew it'd be painful, but... I can divide my time on Earth into two categories – days spent with Harlan Ellison and days spent without.  The former are certainly more stimulating, the latter surely more sane. Fifteen impressionable years old was I when Harlan first made landfall...

ROBBY THE ROBOT CRUSHES IT

Well, records were made to be broken… Robby, the mechanical caliban from the 1956 classic FORBIDDEN PLANET, just sold for the holy-shitballs price $5,375,000.  That's a record for any movie prop, topping other revered memorabilia like the Maltese Falcon statuette and the original 1966 Batmobile. The auction house called Robby “One of the most iconic sci-fi...

INCLUDE WOMEN IN THE SEQUEL

So as this is more of a professional blog than a political one, I'll not be commenting on this issue.  Rather, I'm just posting some images from my Saturday.  What did YOU do this weekend? DT   [gallery type="rectangular" link="file" size="medium" ids="1484,1482,1481,1469,1477,1479,1475,1474,1476,1472"]

Magical Misbehaving

"A writer is someone who has taught his mind to misbehave."   I collect various quotes about writing, but none are truer than this one from Oscar Wilde.  You just poke your imagination into places and situations that most rational people wouldn't -- and then you keep on poking with a kind of devilish zeal...

ICE MOON RISING

For those who missed the publicity releases (see below), “ICE MOON RISING” is a realistic, near-future story about the exploration of Europa, a moon of Jupiter that has the best possible chance of supporting life elsewhere in our solar system.  I’ve been talking to some very bright people at JPL and NASA, trying to get...

THE GHOSTS OF ROME

So here I am in Italy, checking out stage space at fabled Cinecittà Studios outside of Rome, this for a project I expect to shoot next year.  They have over 20 stages here, but the most impressive – for a few reasons – is “Teatro 5.”  Not only is it massive in size, but it’s...