Trek fans, geeks, meet your new leader!
is out, out, out. JJ Abrams
, with Paramount's blessing, is taking over Star Trek
for an eleventh journey to the big screen which will apparently have a "Kirk and Spock: The Early Years" flavor.
If you're a fan of the works of J. Michael Straczynski (especially Babylon 5, and let me take this moment to give massive props to The Lurker's Guide to Babylon 5
, the second website I ever visited (after searching Yahoo! for "Babylon 5")), then you probably already know that he has long been an advocate of online communication as a means of both promotion of his work and communication with the fans of said work. JMSnews.com
has an archive of all his postings going back eleven and a half years
, a neat accomplishment by ephemeral Internet standards, and it's fascinating reading that gives you a nice portrait of a guy with a story to tell, and his journey to get it told. If you're a geek for "the business" that is Hollywood, this is for you.
The Dead Zone's Michael Piller
is probably one of the most under-appreciated creative talents in Hollywood. One of the most egalitarian executives, he always lets the fans of his shows have a chance to get behind the scenes. (Acrobat
required for download you'll find at link, and more inside)