Archive for September 17th, 2012
Writer and director Wayne Brandenburg, who created the award winning short Blue Haired Girls and has also worked on The Guild, and The Chicago 8, is working on a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the creation of his next film, The Tuning, a feature-length sci-fi film about mind reading gone wrong. Wayne, a long time reader of Sci-Fi Storm, sent in this great article not just about the film he is trying to make, but also about the experience of using Kickstarter to fund it.
KICKSTARTING THE TUNING: A SCI-FI INDY ABOUT MIND READING GONE WRONG
by Wayne Brandenburg
This is a brief account of my experiences with crowdfunding an independent sci-fi movie with Kickstarter.com.
]This article was written last week – for some reason it never posted]
Walter Koenig, best known for his role as the original Ensign Pavel Chekov in Star Trek but also as Psi Cop Bester in Babylon 5, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday. You can see the video of the ceremony at the official web page of the HWOF.
Some may be unaware of Walter’s other contributions to science fiction however. He also made a couple of appearances in the Canadian cult SF series The Starlost as the alien Oro (complete with gold jumpsuit – see our Retro Review on the series), but he also wrote episodes for TV shows including Star Trek: The Animated Series (episode “The Infinite Vulcan”) and Land of the Lost (“The Stranger”, which introduced the Altrusian Enik). I remember being fascinated as a kid when I figured out the writer of the episode was Chekov…
Well done, Walter, and congratulations!
A cool behind the scenes video about the steampunk style used in Warehouse 13 for the artifacts and technology…and it includes an explanation of the source of the term “steampunk” from Eddie McClintock, complete with accent!