Thursday, November 08, 2007

Slackwater Marine

Some great feedback on the "Yacht Monkeys" post (just two back) - now that the writers are on strike maybe there is an opening for someone to bang out a pilot.

Pat points out that I failed to mention the movie "Dead Calm." One of my favorites (love Nicole) but still, it's a movie not a serial TV show. He also cites Quincy. Did that take place on a boat?

Tillerman swung in with "Yachtrock." Ol man Proper Course knows his stuff so I guess I betray my ignorance here...but I've never heard of it.

Finally in the "take your real life and make it a TV show" category we had the below post on "Slackwater Marine" from Yuri. If I was a producer I'd be intrigued, no doubt...

FROM YURI: Ooh! Ooh! (Raising arm at the back of the classroom) How about "Slackwater Marine"? All of the above, plus misc. drug-running, crazed alcoholism, blatant racism, and a dead-hatred of all South Africans? Of course, there will be the standard glorious Caribbean backdrop. Oh. Yeah. I already work there.

3 comments:

Tillerman said...

Yacht Rock

Not strictly speaking a television show, and not really about sailing, but, hey, it's a great name for a show.

Why are the last 3 letters of your word-verification anti-spam thingy for me tonight, DFL? Do you know me?

Yuri said...

And oh yes, I forgot to mention that every last employee at Slackwater Marine owns a yacht which they have each been planning to launch "sometime next week" every week for the past 6 years...

wingssail said...

OK, lets look forward a bit into the trends in media and entertainment. The future in TV seems to be "user published", as in You Tube, and reality. Instead of writing and producing a show the way TV shows have always been done, maybe you solicit footage and clips from boaters and sailors and yard workers and put your production team onto the task of turning it into a show each week. Of course the dilemma of this, and the the elegance one would seek, is to wind up with a show with a semblance of a plot and dialog which seems to be "good writing" but is real, based on reality...how many clips do you dig through each week to find the gems you can use and patch together into a show, and how do you keep the sub-plots running week after week?