Monday, September 03, 2012

A Moment In Time...

Popped back from Toronto to L.A. for the long Labor Day weekend... if a 5 1/2 hour flight can be considered "popping." Things continue to roll right along on the Hemlock Grove front, about which I can guarantee you will be hearing more about as the year continues.  Came back to mail-ordered stacks of books, CDs, blu-rays, movie posters and other ephemera... to be sorted out on the NEXT trip back.  I do like my stuff...

On the flight out, I chatted with the young fellow in the next seat and learned once more that while people in the entertainment business like to THINK their shows are permeating the national consciousness, it's not always quite that way.  This fellow had never heard of Battlestar Galactica, Smallville or Falling Skies.  Thank God for my two seasons on Heroes or I would have batted a zero in this fellow's pop culture department.  Though he'd never actually seen an episode of Heroes. I believe his exact words were, "yeah, that was a big deal, right?" With all the enthusiasm that sentence suggests.  Then the flight attendant brought out cookies and we both fell asleep...

I would offer pithy commentary on the rest of the trip, but I need to pack.  Lock the doors, Toronto casinos, I'm coming back...

2 Comments:

Blogger Muldfeld said...

Don't feel bad about folks not knowing your shows. I've actually met people who've never seen "The X-Files." Lots of folks have heard of "Buffy", but the show never had more than 5 million viewers in its prime. I remember when I got to undergrad, I tried doing my awesome "Seinfeld" impressions for my dorm-mates and few of them had ever seen that #1 show in America.

It IS ridiculous that a basic cable channel like Space (Channel 50 in Toronto) doesn't air "Falling Skies".

Your airplane flights sound more fun than mine. I HATE flying so much I've only done it, like 5 round trips, in the last 15 years. Once in 2003, once in 2005, once in 2010, and last time was this June. Oh, and 2003 was so memorable because the last time I had previous flown was 1998! I can barely sleep at all on planes and when I get colds, the air pressure hurts me so much, I want to scream in pain as Mulder did in "The X-Files" Season 6 finale "Biogenesis". That young fellow probably never saw that.

1:39 PM  
Blogger John Goins said...

I coulda told you all this. I mention your shows to people at work or whatever, and it's rare that they have seen or even heard of them. We live in a world where people can't name a Van Gough painting, a Hemingway novel or half of the Supreme Court. You expect them to know 'Smallville'?

11:10 AM  

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