Friday, September 24, 2010

Episode 1 - Beginning at the End

This is it – the first official Derailed Trains of Thought podcast!

Featuring your intrepid and intriguing hosts Timothy Deal and Nick Hayden, we delve into the end of all things, or at least, the end of a few things.

Along the way, we touch upon a long unfinished novel; LOST; The Jazz Singer; why Aang is Luke Skywalker; a guy named Wallace P. Fitzgerald; town-wide “Movie Sign!”; intergalactic, trans-dimensional car races; alternate endings for films; and various other sundry topics.

You probably see why we call it Derailed Trains of Thought.

We’re glad you’re with us at the bitter end. Welcome to a new beginning!


Show Notes

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  1. I realized after listening to your "Listener Feedback" segment that I have had comments to contribute to each of these podcasts but never got around to leaving them. I just hope I remember them. So, here goes!

    It's interesting that you bring up the "deleted scenes" from "Star Trek" because they're on the DVD (which I showed Nick later). They showed the villain, Nero, fighting Klingons (one of the most popular races in all of "Star Trek") and being captured by them. Nero and his crew then go to a Klingon prison planet, where one of them says he knows about Nero's plans to vengeance against Spock. But Nero kills him and escapes.

    I've also seen some interesting alternate endings to films. In the original ending to "First Blood," Rambo dies. In "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," Scott ended up with Knives instead of Ramona.

    There's even an alternate ending to my own novel. (SPOILER WARNING!) While the very end is the same, the beginning was longer and quite different. Scarlet was older and a military strategist. But the publisher thought it was "too clean," so I rewrote it. I'm glad I did, because it's better now.

  2. Alternate endings for novels I think are less common than in movies, so it's neat that you have one!