Quite possibly, I'm revealing dings in my pop-culture armor by confessing I have yet to see Avatar. However, I did delight at finding this little sound byte from director James Cameron in which he cautions us against pigeonholing Avatar into any one genre. Genius! From the James Cameron school of genre-identification, I give you the genre for my work in progress:
A-sci-fi-ish exploration of a fantasy-based spirituality set in an alter-historical world of a seaside pier where time travel rules and love prevails.
James would be so proud.
Those of you considering your higher education opportunities for 2010 might want to consider the "Mastering Time Travel" class in New York City at the Shelter Theater on January 31. Apparently, it's the "only place you can learn Time Travel on this Earth." Topics include: How Many Times of Time Travels to the Same Era, Who is Famous in Time Travel (John Titor, anyone?), and Introduction of the Time Machine: How to Use It and Its Miracles. All of this in 2.5 hours! For $125, it sounds like an afternoon full of win for someone seeking enough giggle-worthy blog fodder for all of 2010.
While in New York, why not visit David Anderson's Time Travel Research Center on Long Island? In a two-hour interview on December 23, 2009, Anderson Institute director and physicist Dr. David Anderson outed himself as someone with extensive, first-hand knowledge of the government's top-secret time travel research conducted at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert. This follows whistle blowing in mid-2009 by Andrew Basiago, a lawyer from Washington State, who crusaded for government disclosure that members of the United States Defense Community achieved teleportation in the 1960s. I just got a tingle up my spine, the likes of which I haven't felt since my what-was-I-thinking preoccupation with another David: Duchovny.
Since we're stumbling over preoccupations and no blog post would be complete without some kind of bookends-cyclical-type ending, why not read this superb TV Guide interview with Josh Holloway where he waxes nostalgic on LOST's amazing run coming to an end.
Have a great Monday, everyone!