So, it’s possible that I’m the only one that kept thinking “Hey, another fine Naboo product” every time they showed the Ship of the Imagination zipping through the universe, but I’m thinking that ever since Episode 1, the shiny skin effect is a bit over-used…

So… Photoshop has an auto-save feature that I’ve grown quite accustomed to.  I still save from time to time, but in case of a crash, it really minimizes the loss of work…

Fun fact: Manga Studio does not have this feature.

I just mention this in case some cartoonist out there decides to spend HOURS working on line art without saving… at all… this may be a bad idea.

In an unrelated story, it’s now after 2am, and I am fairly delirious at this point… but I’ll try to keep this coherent.

Cosmos episode one has now come and gone.  What did you think of it?  I remember when I was a youngling and Cosmos first hit the airwaves, I was blown away!  I mean hear was a unique and dynamic speaker bringing big science to the masses, and doing it in a way that everyone could understand.  Couple that with cool effects (for the time) and an incredible soundtrack, and it was a formative event.

I will admit to hoping to feel a bit of that again… and maybe I will, but this show was clearly all about exposition.  Laying out a cosmic framework, introducing Neil and giving proper homage to Carl.  Seeing as they only had forty minutes or so in the hour for actual content, it felt a bit rushed getting in everything they had to in order to lay the proper groundwork, but I’m sure pacing will get better as the shows focus on topics rather than painting out the big picture.

A note to Fox, though… I understand that you need to pay the bills with adverts, but you need to place them at appropriate breaking points within the episode… it felt like you were cutting Neil off mid-sentence throughout the entire episode.  The breaks were jarring and threw you out of the episode.  Work on that please…

Now… sleep…  I’ll count sheep… billions and billions of sheep…