Has anyone noticed the G in AGT is also the acronym for Game of Thrones, the most popular TV series in America? The talents of the acting and production staff are prodigious. The devotion of fans to the bloody battles rivals the first person shooter video games. BTW, who do YOU want to “shoot?”
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In other news, I looked up late radio dramatist icon Yuri Rasovsky on Wikipedia the other day, since he produced my audio novel Fame Island (narrated by an Emmy winner too, who voices Star Wars games), and discovered that he won a Ray Bradbury award! Ray was my mentor. Had no idea that tidbit. I knew he won a Grammy, but not that he was one of the very few to win the Bradbury for a script he wrote, along with the movies Inception, Gravity, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Arrival. WOW. As in “World of Warcraft.”
What do you think of Star Trek Discovery’s chances versus Family Guy Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville? Which will the networks kill first, and why? I’m rooting for Seth because I like science (he produced Cosmos) and satire (truly talented.) The Orville is not really a Star Trek spoof, from critics who’ve seen it. It’s more of a stand alone scifi comedy/drama with entirely new characters. But the look of it and the trailer makes it seem like a spoof. Cherry picking clips? We shall see.
And then there’s MASS EFFECT ANDROMEDA, a gaming series making waves. Fans are complaining about the fact that it doesn’t live up to expectations. Most are unaware that Mass Effect novels are available, with more than just one-liners and blaster battles. The current one includes “Nexus” in the title, and two more are out in November and December on audio, with sound effects. Speaking of narrating and voiceover, if you want to narrate a gaming or movie trailer of your choice (any based on a book, include your writing talent too, if you possess it) record IT and post to Youtube or Soundcloud, and send me the link (details at Good-Reads.blog/About.)