Those among you who are keen of intellect or sharp of memory may recollect that, several weeks back, I mentioned a cinematic work-in-progress, Orion 66, that derives from a first-contact(ish) SF novelette by Douglas A Van Belle, ‘The Jackal’s Waltz’, which first aired in the pages of ASIM 35. I can now also reveal that Doug has been busy pursuing other SF-flavoured screen-based activities as well, with the news that filming is soon to commence (or may indeed already have commenced) on a new comedy-adventure SF TV series, Johnny Ruckus, for which Doug has been busy writing.
Here’s the press release:
(One thing you’ll note from the Facebook page, in the link above, is that the show features endorsements from Andromeda Spaceways. It should be noted, however, that the identification of one Slag Fairmont as Andromeda Spaceways’ President should be corrected to read ‘President-in-Hiding’ or ‘President-in-Exile’, since Mr Fairmont is still wanted by authorities in three systems for the inexplicable disappearance of many items of spaceport furniture of a design suspiciously similar to that subsequently shown in holobrochures advertising Andromeda Spaceways’ refurbished business-class seating. Should you sight Mr Fairmont in your travels, you are urged not to approach him, nor to purchase any secondhand furniture off him. On no account should you reveal to him the location or contents of your wallet. Andromeda Spaceways offers this information freely as a public service announcement to our prospective customers.)
I’m looking forward to catching the pilot. (Which, as it happens, is a statement we at Andromeda Spaceways hear all-too-often, particularly from law-enforcement authorities and personal injury lawyers.)