Seanachai Quote

"Do you really think there are no larger answers to the small ones we can supply? Miguel, we know there are answers for everything. Unfortunately, we know very few of them." (Alexis Paninian to Mitchell Campion following a 4 minute teleportation from Paxton, Ohio to 3XNorth, 3YEast and 150Z off the Coast of Spain, circa 5/28 & 3 weeks, OSB airdate 4/7/1959).

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Teledahn Connection (5 Years Brewed) is Done.

The UT5 Storytelling Group in cooperation with CCN (Cavern Communications Network) and Handmade Films completed a feature length documentary this week.  Parts of the film were released to a select audience for review earlier in the month.  The reviews were mixed.  Reviewers who gave bad reviews said the film was too long, too disconnected and too odd.  I listened.  I thought about it the whol ordeal after getting grumpy, and I decided to go back to the cutting room.  I got some help from Handmade Films.  We edited off 2 complete parts.  It was too long! 

D'ni Caven, Southwestern, New Mexico
Mr. Ratchett left me with a note saying he would reimburse me for a new editing machine.  So far Mr. Ratchett has promised me all sorts of reimbursements, but he doesn't seem to be around.  I have no idea where he is.  The last time I talked with him, we argued a bit about cost over runs.  He was carrying luggage.  I forgot to ask him where he was going on short notice.  Very few explorers knew the infamous Mr. Ratchett was in the cavern.  He said there would be a long line of autograph seekers, if his whereabouts were announced.  His role in the Agatha Christie story, Murder on the Orient Express was big news in many circles.  There were readers everywhere who wanted to discuss his misdeeds.

I did not mention that CCN plans to do a parody of the story.  Our version will be called Murder on the Er'canna Express and the film version stars Tyion in the role of Mr. Par'rot.  I wonder if Ratchett heard about our plans and took off.  Took off without coughing up the D'ni that is!  I am a broke,barely and rarely employed writer, producer, and cavern heretic.  There will be no doubt what I will have to do.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Teledahn Connection Parts 1 & 2 Finished

CCND the Desert Station Reviews the Teledahn Connection
 It's been awhile since last I wrote.  During the winter months I left Austral, lovely and serene thought it was.  Some unforeseen economic woes forced me to sell my lands there and move into a less expensive area near a major sea.  There are some open airways.  The airway matter is of top most importance to me.  My growing collection of airships and my love of slow flight encourages me to look for a residence that will support my avocation.

For awhile I was busy helping my author with educational filming, but I am back to working with my friends and old co-workers at CCND the desert station.  Much of the Teledahn Connection documentary is done.  The first run went out last week to a limited number of theater goers who gave it mixed reviews.  Now I am editing the utterly too long film.  Most of what is getting shredded is me talking.  Most of what I said wasn't needed after everyone else chimed in.

In between bouts of running the editing machine, I took some time to load the projector in the warehouse theater.  I filled it with the two parts finished in the last couple of days.  It was satisfying - this feeling that I completed the darn thing.  The Teledahn Connection and the issues that went with it are nearly "in the director's bag."  Next up:  the all new Murder on the Er'canna Express.