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February 13 2007

Tim Minear on "Drive "- Part 2. More of the Geek Monthly interview.

The rumors start here:

And you have, initially anyway, Nathan Fillion who’s got a landscaping business and is in a beat up Ford pick-up truck.


What does he mean, "initially anyway"...?
I'd tell you, but that would be a spoiler.
You mean he will trade up from a ford pick up to a ferrari?
A rogue landscaping business.
Allyson, you tease!
It has to be hard landscaping while driving, so maybe that is the part that changes.
Does he get an invisible jet?
it means that later in the series, he'll find a long brown coat and ... ah, never mind! :)
What does he mean, "initially anyway"...?


He becomes a moody Captain with a soul who catches serial killers as a result of advice from inanimate objects. I think thats all of Tim's previous 4 shows in one sentence. Go me!
I recognize the older black actress in the cast picture. I think she played D'Angelo's mom on The Wire. She's good.
"initially anyway"- What was it that Tim said they wanted to name the show, "Firey Ball of Death" or some such?
Actual what happens is that Fillion's character is hollowed out and taken over by an ancient god and his hair turns blue. It's pretty obvious.

He becomes a moody Captain with a soul who catches serial killers as a result of advice from inanimate objects.


That's actually the pitch for Dexter season two.
I'm not sure what to make of those comments, but I'm very pleased Tim still has his humor. You got to love that guy!
Now, I'm in tears.
He becomes a moody Captain with a soul who catches serial killers as a result of advice from inanimate objects. I think thats all of Tim's previous 4 shows in one sentence. Go me!


Go you, indeed; well played, Simon! Next time try to work in Senor Fillionaire's other tv/movie roles ;) And Allyson fell directly into my "bait Allyson" trap o' doom... where the o' doom part comes in, I'm not actually certain.
Maybe it means Nathan won't be alone in the pickup for long...
Maybe it means Nathan won't be alone in the pickup for long...


And thus began the Whedonesque: "Who's in the Pickup With Nathan?" Contest 2007.
Kevin Bacon.
Kermit. I hear he's making a comeback.
gossi!! I've no fruits and various meats to toss, so....a peanut and a stale taco chip. Hey, the effort counts:)
Maybe he manages to snag back Kathryn/Amy fairly quickly but they still need to race for some reason. Like she's been infected with some wacky crap...wait, that's too cliche:(

Still...I was right about the vehicle. Though I will drop my two cents in and say the old Ford pickup he's got gets wasted by one of the other drivers and he has to grab something else. Maybe something a tad more rugged than a 30+ year old truck. Like a Hummer or a Durango;D
You ought to see my '85 Bronco. I suspect it would fill the bill.
I think he's gonna be in the truck with Inara.

What? I'm still delusional, sue me. I honestly don't know why the hell Tim Gunn didn't have Mal reveal he was just putting on an act as Bill Pardy at the end of Slither. I mean, c'mon, what was that?

I also thought Spike was totally unconvincing as Brainiac on Smallville. But he must've picked up the Gem of Amarrah, 'cuz he was in the sunlight all the time.
UnpluggedCrazy - bwahahahaha!
And thus began the Whedonesque: "Who's in the Pickup With Nathan?" Contest 2007.

Morgan Freeman (I hear some space just opened up on his schedule).

Kermit apparently has a Bacon number of infinity. I thought that fella had worked with everyone (and Kevin Bacon's also pretty prolific).

You know how originally they wanted to set Jack from 'Lost' up as the big hero then kill him at the end of the pilot ? Just sayin' s'all ;).
First of all, an lmao to Simon, gossi AND Saje. OK, in this thread, the UK rules, no doubt. ;-)

Second of all, I think the "initially anyway" mystery IS solved by Tim in the interview Part 3:

We do fly through all the cars, but instead of it going on for six minutes, we’re flying through all of these cars in about 40 seconds. When we get to the head of the line where we find Nathan Fillion, we kind of go into his head and we cut back to his life in Nebraska. We then end up back on the road and do that with all of the characters, and sort of place them in their own worlds and then show the moment of crisis when they ended up leaving to go and be in this race.

SO -- the "initially" part is that initially we find out about Nathan's character, then proceed to the other characters. No fiery ball of death -- yet. ;-)

Third of all, although I so want it to be Morgan Freeman in the pickup with Nathan (and so that begins, Saje!), if you look at second 28 of the new promo (yes, I have no life -- why do you ask?), in fact it's Kristin Lehman. Yay me! What do I win? ;-)

Fourth of all, apparently you don't want to piss off Nathan when there is a table around, or else he'll pick you up by your lapels and throw you down onto it hard. Er, that's yet another Sentence-That-Sounded-Better-In-My-Head(TM). ;-)
UnpluggedCrazy: "I honestly don't know why the hell Tim Gunn didn't have Mal reveal he was just putting on an act as Bill Pardy at the end of Slither."

You mean on Project Slither?
Make it worm! Carry on. ;-)
"Kermit apparently has a Bacon number of infinity. I thought that fella had worked with everyone (and Kevin Bacon's also pretty prolific)."

Saje, tisk tisk, believing everything you read on the internet. I knew that sounded wrong, and sure enough. They are apparently using IMDB as their database. If you go to IMDB it does not include the Muppet movies in Kermit's filmography. Kermit was in Muppet Treasure Island with Tim Curry. Tim Curry is at most two steps from Kevin Bacon. This is what I have meant in past conversations by my not being willing to always accept things just because they are written down somewhere as fact. ;-)
What the hell ? How can IMDB not include the Muppet movies, he's a frikkin Muppet, they're frikkin movies, it's a Movie Database !?

Ah, t'intarwebs, why hast thou forsaken me ?

(it's actually 2, max. John Cleese was in 'The Big Picture' with our Kev and also 'The Great Muppet Caper' with Mr K. T. Frog. Good catch newcj)
I know Saje. It kinda makes a person question all they thought they knew about what we hold important as a people. If the IMDB can ignore the contributions made to the Muppet movies by Kermit, perhaps the most famous Muppet and one that was performed by Muppets creator Jim Henson himself, what else is being discarded or even removed from our history? Admittedly it could be frog-fear or color bias behind this, but if it is what does that say about how we still treat our minorities, amphibian or not. I have not checked on Miss Piggy's credits...yet.

I have no doubt that on Drive they will be more aware of these problems, and if they have any amphibians, whether Muppets or flesh and blood, they will credit them properly.
... and if they have any amphibians, whether Muppets or flesh and blood, they will credit them properly.

Well, we can only hope we've progressed far enough for that to be the case. I think though this heinous incident serves to remind us all, young and old, from wherever we may hail, it still ain't easy, being green.

(and nope, Miss Piggy isn't credited with anything like her full body of work either. Oh, the humanity !)
/sneaks off to register mmdb.com (Muppet Movie DataBase). Snooch...!

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