Richard “Rick” Castle and Detective Kate Beckett first cross paths when Castle is investigated by the NYPD when a murder victim matches the description of a victim in one of his best-selling novels. At the time of the investigation Castle is suffering a bad case of writer’s block. Inspired by his run-in with the beautiful Beckett and through his connections with the Mayor he gets permission to hang out as a consultant at the precinct to do research for his next book. Beckett is initially horrified by the idea of castle tagging along but as time progresses a chalk-and-cheese crime-solving duo are born.
Following in the footsteps of space horrors Event Horizon and Sunshine, Pandorum follows the story of a man called Bower having woken from a long statis aboard the massive space hulk “Elysium”. The character Bower is played by Ben Foster of X-Men: The Last Stand fame, but has shown off his acting skills much more notably as the horribly efficient Charlie Prince in the 3:10 to Yuma remake with Christian Bale and Russell Crowe. In this he plays an adequate lead in a role where only fragments of Bower’s past are evident to him at the outset. That, too, is an effect of “Pandorum” – a psychological condition caused by extended stasis in space travel, the symptoms of which include paranoia, madness, violence and extreme hallucinations.
I overdosed on this show last week. I was looking for something to put on in the background so I loaded up iplayer and stuck this on, having read a few lines on it in last weeks paper. Kill It, Cook It, Eat It’s premise is simple – 9 people from different walks of life with very different outlooks on eating meat, animals in general and what you should and shouldn’t do are asked to hunt, kill and eat the animal peculiar to the episode. In the current series they’ve boiled bunnies, quacked ducks and erm… shot deer.
In an effort to design the spaceship “the Dog’s Head” for Nivellensem Dreams I’m putting together a list of attributes that I think make the perfect spacecraft. As the purpose of Nivellensem Dreams is to build a mythology as I go with a simple plot pinning it all together, I’ve decided that the central vehicle of the story can also be built this way, bit-by-bit. Here’s what I’ve got so far on what makes a cool and memorable spaceship:
It finally feels like Christmas which is nice. I had a few drinks on Friday and it was pretty cool (while still embarrassing in places), but I was knackered before I started. Yesterday (Saturday) was mainly sitting around playing Fallout 3 and today hasn’t been much different! I have had a chance to do a bit thinking about my story though. I have an annotated manuscript back from one of our group and it is awesomely helpful – now I can fix things that are broken and/or aren’t as clear as they could be in my story. Despite the fact that I was feeling pretty crappy after giving it out (I rushed to get it out the door and… well I’m gonna stop going on about it, cos that’s not helping!) Long and short is – the feedback made me feel pretty good and now I’m happy to go back and edit things.