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Star Trek production

team vs solo

k6711218HandWithQuillPenI was reading writer Morgan Gendel’s thoughts on the 25th anniversary of The Inner Light episode of Star Trek: TNG. I was struck by the ferocity of the writers’ room he describes. It leaves me feeling depressed about the conflicts and injustices behind the scenes, and yet I enjoy the Star Trek shows. Should I feel guilty that I do, since they were produced out of pain? Surely the distress of all the artists behind the cameras, bleeds through … Read the rest

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out of the spotlight

My dad shot Super 8 films of us when I was a kid. I can still feel the abrupt cold dullness of the world that came back once he’d turned off the hot, bright light he used to get a good exposure. That shocking fall back into reality meant the fun was over. I had lost his attention. The camera, which had focused his interest in me, was powered down. no longer looking in my direction. The world lost its … Read the rest

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