It’s surprising me, too. STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS is definitely making fun of the franchise, but it’s absolutely informed mockery. And apparently done by people with an obsessive love of Star Trek, too. Emphasis on ‘obsessive:’ they’re drawing on everything they can find. Which is fine by me: this was my first show. I’m down for the deep cuts.
Short version: I understand that some people out there are bound and determined to pretend that there is no appreciable difference between watching a movie in theaters and watching it at home “with a good sound system*.” I feel a great and terrible pity for those people right now, because you need to watch DUNE in theaters for the first time.
Short version: I gotta up the budget for having my books edited. As in, it is a matter of personal honor. Alas, that will absolutely push the publishing schedule for TINSEL RAIN back to the end of December 2022, so if I want to publish it earlier I’m gonna need to track down alternate funding*. That probably means another Kickstarter, in 1Q 2022.
I know that Stephen King is somewhat of a jackass, these days; but his 1981 work DANSE MACABRE is an extremely useful look at the contemporary horror genre, and we are overdue for somebody to write something similar for our own time period*. It’s the old problem of separating the art from the artist. I mean, even I can be a slight jackass, sometimes.
*No, not me. I do not come even close to having The Knowledge necessary for such an endeavor. Ken Hite? This is your moment.