FANTASY TV PILOT of the Day: Hands of the Bayou, by Nichelle Walker

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ACTORTitle: Hands of the Bayou

Written by: Nichelle Walker

Type: TV PILOT

Genre: Fantasy/Drama

Logline: A melange of magic and medicine equals Dr. Castille Dupree, surgeon by day, voodoo witch doctor by night. Down in New Orleans, saving live has just become slightly less traditional.

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Not Blocked, Afraid

Mindbat

Novel’s at 83,370 words.

So I turned out to be wrong about sustaining the faster pace. Only managed 700 words this week.

I could say it’s because I’m doing more planning and outlining, and less writing. I could say it’s because I’ve started jogging in the mornings again, so I have less time to write.

But in truth I’m distracted, conflicted, and afraid.

I’m afraid I won’t have the book done by the end of the month. I’m afraid I won’t be able to edit it into something worth reading later this year. I’m afraid I’m wasting my time, that I should be spending more of what free time I have working on side programming projects, investing in my skills there instead of here.

In short, I’m afraid I’m making a mistake.

And of course, the lack of writing progress only makes the fear worse. It’s evidence, you see, that…

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What are the chances of finding life in outer space?

THINKING SCI-FI

In his book, The Improbability Principle, Professor David Hand makes the point that extremely unlikely events are often quite common.

At first, this sounds like a contradiction, but it’s not, and it has serious implications for SETI, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence.

We have a difficult time comprehending large numbers and recognizing their implications. For example, the chance of being struck by lightning in any given year is around 1 in 300,000. Not odds you’d normally worry too much about, right?

The chance of being struck by lightning is absurdly low. But when you consider that there are 7+ billion people on the planet it all of a sudden becomes obvious that being killed by lightning is actually quite common. Around 24,000 people are killed every year by lightning, and another ten times that number are seriously injured!

Our ability to intuitively understand probabilities involving numbers in the…

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Why search for life in outer space?

THINKING SCI-FI

Recently, a reader asked me, “Is there a particular reason why so many of your books are first contact stories?

Great question. I’m fascinated by the concept of First Contact with extraterrestrials for a number of reasons…

Feeling lost? You’re right here!

1. Finding life elsewhere will profoundly change the way we see reality

Regardless of whether the life we find is intelligent, originating from beyond our solar system, or microbial on Mars, on Europa around Jupiter, or on Enceladus in orbit around Saturn, the evidence of life arising independently of Earth will change our perception of ourselves.

For thousands of years we’ve been self-centered. All the world’s religions place Earth at the center of the celestial sphere. Copernicus and Galileo were criticized for suggesting otherwise, but they were right. Religion declares that Earth is special/unique. There can be other worlds, but Earth is the center of creation, or so…

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Book review: The War of the Worlds by HG Wells

Tyson Adams

The War of the WorldsThe War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Interplanetary war breaks out in Woking, Surrey England. Newsreaders even less sure where that is than countries in the Middle East.

The War of the Worlds is about Martians invading Earth using advanced technology, like 21 metre tall tripod machines, heat rays, and toxic smogs. One man is able to recount his experience of living through the invasion from the first landing to the start of the rebuilding of southern England.

It is hard to comment on such a classic novel. The War of the Worlds has gone on to influence culture in many ways. The obvious influences are in books and movies, most notably the Edgar Rice Burroughs novels and the entire alien invasion genre. But it also had an impact on science, such as Freeman Dyson’s search for extraterrestrial life and Robert Goddard’s rocket…

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Ranking The Star Wars Movies

Ilùvatar Nuin-Giliath

For over forty years now Star Wars has been an icon of cinema, embedded in pop-culture since it’s release. It’s been translated into multiple media formats, is screened all over the world and has influenced storytelling in the four decades since it’s initial release. As a huge fan of Star Wars myself, I want to take all eight movies and rank them based on my own thoughts and opinions of each one. I’ll start with the one that came last on my list and work my way through to what became my favourite.

Note:A lot of people are going to disagree with my opinions on this movie, I get that a lot. What I want you to bare in mind is that this is my list based on my preferences. If you’re also a fan, I’m sure you have you’re own list, I’d love to see it. Why not…

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March 2017 SCI-FI/FANTASY Stories, Screenplay, and Short Films

Submit your Fantasy/Sci-Fi Screenplay & Film to the Festival: http://fantasyscififestival.com

 

ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – BRIAR EARTH
March 2017 Reading
Written by Paul Tapp
ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – RYAN GORDON
March 2017 Reading
Written by Art Blum

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SUNFLOWER CARE
March 2017 Reading
Written by Della Greenawalt
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – THE COURIER
March 2017 Reading
Written by Michael Dambrosio
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – WELCOME TO ARCADIA
March 2017 Reading
Written by Jason Lan

 

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Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

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