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Charlie Kaufman wants to return to television

by Danny Gallagher, posted May 21st 2009 3:02PM
Charlie KaufmanCharlie Kaufman, the screenwriter behind such cinematic mind#*$#s as Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, has gotten fed-up with the narrow-minded fickleness of film.

It's gotten so bad that he is "seriously thinking" about working for the narrow-minded fickleness of television.

Kaufman told The London Paper that the filmmaking process has infuriated and frustrated him so that he may make the jump to TV.

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The new Star Trek flick has started a Trekkie civil war

by Danny Gallagher, posted May 9th 2009 5:02PM
The new Star Trek movie posterJ.J. Abrams' new Star Trek has sparked a huge controversy in the Trekkie universe, a controversy that in the real world amounts to a drunken debate in a dive border town bar over which Darren on Bewitched was more "boneable."

My sneak preview review sparked a wave of supportive and angry comments that I have never seen in my history with TV Squad, which amounts to six months depending on which of my accountants you talk to. My former accountant can be reached at the Tennessee Colony State Prison, Tennessee Colony, Texas.

It seems the angrier of the Treksters are getting their head gear in a bunch because Abrams chose to work Leonard Nimoy into the picture via a time travel plot that completely alters the original history and lore of the original series. As one commentor put it, "instead of obliterating a few minutes of exposition about 20 years we didn't watch, this has obliterated [forty three plus] years of storytelling that we did watch."

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