The universe of Polaris

  • The Transhuman Authority a warring empire spawned in the pitiless wastes of interstellar space, determined to rule the human race - or destroy it.
  • Polaris a starship of the United Worlds Navy, pursued by the Authority and lost in the uncharted reaches beyond the Milky Way.
  • Phaidros a planet that cannot exist…yet does. To find their way home again, Captain Sam Fredericks, scientist Valerie Young and the crew of Polaris must decipher its mysteries.
  • Their discovery will forever change humanity - if they live to tell about it!

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Okay, I understand the theory: the idea of blogging is to write about what’s going on, and the point of a news blog is to write about what’s going on NOW.

Too much has been going on for the last month. All of it good. Most of it wonderful. I was too exhausted to write, and too exhilarated to place it in perspective and to find the words.
I’m still exhilarated. Something may be broken; I may just have to stay this way for life.

Just the basic facts, for now:

Last week, from December 7th to December 12th (actually until 2:00 AM on the 13th), we shot the sequences of our movie which take place aboard the spaceship. Our studio was a warehouse in Fort Washington, MD. The weekend before we rolled was one of sleepless, frenetic activity devoted to finishing the sets and costuming, collecting and setting up lighting equipment and so forth. Cast and crew call was 10 AM each day; for the first two days the camera didn’t roll until around 3:00 PM in the afternoon.
By the end of the week, under extreme time pressure and very limited conditions, we’d shot 33 pages of script. Everyone involved performed their jobs magnificiently, with patience and skill and without temper or off-screen drama.

The possible exception to all that may have been the director, who tended to check out and start walking into walls late in the day. Once we got him out of the way, work could be done.

More later.

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  1. Comment by Robert Simmons — 17 December 2009 @ 4:47 pm

    Congratulations Dennis and Crew!

  2. Comment by Rampant Coyote — 22 December 2009 @ 9:10 am

    Wow - I used to live in F. Washington, MD. Long time ago. The sets look awesome. Curious about the project as a whole, now…

  3. Comment by Kevin Palm — 23 December 2009 @ 10:22 am

    Absolutely stunning! I really can’t wait to see this!!

  4. Comment by John Pickens — 25 February 2010 @ 2:47 pm

    Incredible look, Dennis, in the style of 50’s sci-fi. I am looking forward to seeing this — the CorporalCaptain

  5. Comment by jwcarney — 20 March 2010 @ 2:44 pm

    Wondering what the rental cost of the space is? Looking for a place for my own production.
    Congrats on what you have so far btw.
    Please email, if it’s alright to talk about it.
    Joe Carney

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