Monday, June 1, 2015

"He's Dead, Jim..."


This is just for kicks and grins, but I somehow got onto the subject of catchphrases with my kids and decided to give them a perfect example of one: Dr. McCoy's famous - and famously parodied - line from the series Star Trek: "He's dead, Jim."   And it's perfectly captured in the clip below.




Frankly speaking, no matter how many times I watch this, it's still hilarious.  I often wonder if the writers would have changed that line if they could have seen into the future.  Regardless, I think it's great that their work gets to entertain us on two fronts: a show that's still fun to watch almost 50 years later, and a memorable catchphrase that's likely to live forever.



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    1. "He's still dead, Jim..." :>)

      But assuming you're talking about Revelation, I have it back from my editor and am doing my post-editorial read-through. Assuming I can wrap that up quickly and get it to my formatting guy (who hopefully doesn't have a lot of stuff in the queue), I'm thinking I can get it published in about a week or so.

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    2. Glad to hear it. Also, thanks for the video, it was rather amusing. I've always been a big fan of the characters of ST:TOS even if I wasn't as fond of the show itself. I'm more of a TNG/DS9 fan. But it was fun to look back at it and realize how much TOS has pervaded our culture.

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    1. I'm still hoping to hit the "release" button this week.

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  4. You're not going to publish more than one book this year if you Continue with this Speed. In light of your January Blog Post i feel a little betrayed that you actually got slower.

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    1. This is a tricky subject. I certainly can't take issue with your position regarding the recent pace of my publishing, so I will simply say that I'm doing my best to have a strong finish for the rest of the year.

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    2. Keep going at whatever pace you are comfortable with man. I'd rather see 1-2 great novels from you this year instead of a bunch of rushed ones.

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    3. Thanks, I appreciate the sentiment.

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  5. Can you tell us how much the new book will cost?

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  6. Can't wait to buy the book! Checking amazon 3 times a day!

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    1. I cant find it. Anyone found it? If so could you please post a link here?

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  7. Thanks Kevin. Begun reading :)

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