I was an editing fool today. For those who don't know, I cohost a weekly podcast with my friend Tristan Riddell called Punch It, where we discuss writing in pop culture. We do a variety of things, from the discussion of the writing of our favorite shows to writing our own stories on the fly, meaning we pitch ideas to each other and create a story as we record. This week, we rewrote the pilot of Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Encounter at Farpoint," as if it were being produced today. That was a task, but I think we did a good job of working with the existing material and making it better. Please give it a listen.
What's in the picture, however, is the finished edit of Babylon 5's fourth season that I did with Phillip Gilfus. We've been reviewing each season of the show on Filibuster, the "anything and everything" podcast on The Nerd Party. Every one of the lines you see is a cut. I might have taken out some empty space, a filler word like "um," or something that just didn't keep things moving on the podcast. If it looks like a lot of work, it is. When done right, editing is a labor of love, but the result is a much better product than the raw recording.
Our B5 season four review is scheduled for release on September 6.
No "six years ago today" photo. I know I took one, but it's missing from my archive. WAAH!