Thursday, July 23, 2015

Yo: My TV Academy piece on 'Astronaut Wives Club'!

It's on my website bio... and any of you Enterprise in Space supporters have heard me say it as well: I was a NASA kid long before I was even a Trek kid. I know a lot of you guys-n-gals are big space nuts, too—it's the mutual Trek/NASA reality that's always been around.

I was also a legit and trained journalist in the lay world before Trekland ever stamped my passport full-time.

Why is why I'm doubly proud of an interview piece of mine just published, and want to share. And it's not even Trek.

It was commissioned as an original feature for the sleek website of the Television Academy (the Emmy folks) and is not a reprint from their magazine—the first of more to come in a new site section.

And, two: Did I mention it's not Star Trek? I talk with Stephanie Savage—the adapter and show-runner of this summer's cool ABC mini-series The Astronaut Wives Club, taken from Lily Kossel's living history book of the same name—in what amount to the female mirror of The Right Stuff: the saga of the original Mercury Seven astronauts' wives.I doubt that rarely will these new web chats of mine for the Academy site be so selfishly space / sci-fi oritented—but what a way to start! If you haven't been watching TAWC, it truly is a hoot, an eye-opener, and the period production is right on—and you can catch up on the episodes in full on

Meanwhile, having a connection to today's Hollywood output, in productions set sooner than 200 years from now, is refreshing, again! And such a classy boss.

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