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George, Parks, thanks to both for the updates. it certainly has us on tenderhooks waiting for the Spring to hurry up and get here!

Fiona, this would qualify for the 2003 Book of the Year Award. and thank goodness, I don't have to worry about that for another 12 months yet! still if this book realizes its potential, it is going to be a tremendous challenge for anything else to compete with it. time will tell.

as for the 2002 Book of the Year, it has been chosen and will be announced within the next few weeks.

all the best, Michael (TheManInBlack) T
 
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Michael,

You are teasing us there! But that's half the fun, I know. Can't wait...

Parks,

Thanks for the continued updates on your extraordinary contributions to making "Ghosts" the success I'm sure it wouldn't be without your expertise!

George,

You're right, there are some far-too Humble Harrys (and Hannahs, too, I think!), culled from ET's own, who have done their bit for Don's and Ken's book. So kudos to them, too!

Best to all,

Randy
 
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TEASERS!!!! Mean... Cruel.... Bad....
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I must drink a Dewski to ease the tension.
 
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Colleen,

It would only dilute your enjoyment of the movie or book if I were to reveal what I know (not to mention the trust I would violate). I have only been exposed to a fraction of the overall effort; for instance, where the book is concerned, I haven't been involved in much outside of Chapter 3. Aside from a few captions that I was asked to write in that chapter, I have seen none of the text that Don wrote. I have worked solely with CG images, but haven't seen much of the other images used throughout the book, only what I've seen on others' computers when I was at either CLU or Earthship. Sure, individual glimpses might be interesting, but one can't appreciate the full worth of the book until the entire effort is seen. As far as that is concerned, I am in the same boat with everyone else...I won't see the final product until the book hits the stores. And because of the relatively small amount that I do know about what's coming, I'm probably in greater suspense than you.

Randy and George,

Thanks for the kudos. Ken has outdone himself once again and judging by what George says, Don has, too. I am continually amazed at the depth of knowledge those two have.

Parks
 
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Parks. I know, I know.... The tension is almost unbearable. It is George and Randy that are rubbing it in, and making the Mt. Dew stock prices soar! Hearing that so many ET friends have contributed to this project, I will cherish the book and see the movie with great enjoyment.
 
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Parks wrote: ...Thanks for the kudos. Ken has outdone himself once again and judging by what George says, Don has, too...

You're very welcome! And you're right about the calibre of talent there. I know Don always outdoes himself. Of course, he's more than a brilliant historian, he's a brilliant human being - mainly because he never forgets he is a human being. You know, I was thinking, if anybody in "ship circles" ever had a right to a "big head" it would be people like Don and Ken. Yet they've remained extremely modest and gracious. They make an amazing team. And like all of you, I eagerly await their latest finished product!

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Hi, Randy!

>if anybody in "ship circles"
> ever had a right to a "big head" it >would be people like Don and Ken. Yet they've >remained extremely modest and gracious.

I agree with you that those are Don's and Ken's most endearing attributes as researchers -- neither of them feels a need to parade their accomplishments in front of other folks.

Don and Ken are good people (but then you already knew that.) :)

All my best,

George
P.S. It has to be said, though -- Don is the worst ham actor I've ever seen. (Do you recall the scene in 'Titanic' where Don was chewing the scenery while trying to upstage his 'son' Douglas Spedden on the boat deck? I mean, who ever expected Don to pull out a yoyo while Douglas was spinning his top?) :)
 
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George wrote: "...It has to be said, though -- Don is the worst ham actor I've ever seen. (Do you recall the scene in 'Titanic' where Don was chewing the scenery and trying to upstage his 'son' Douglas Spedden on the boat deck?) :)..."

Ah, yes... the great Don "Barrymore" Lynch! I have seen that scene but I thought Don was portraying the boat deck itself, he was so wooden!
Of course George, after these cracks, you realize we may never hear again from our fine actor friend!
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Hi, Randy!

>I missed the yo-yo bit. My, my! Don and his tricks.

Don's triple "Around-the-World" with the yoyo tended to draw the viewer's attention away from Douglas Spedden and his top. :)

All my best,

George
 
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Well, if anyone wants to see a funny actor at work, don't pass up a chance to see the home made vidio that Roy Mengot made detailing how he made his wreck model. Roy brought it to the tech gathering in Topeka...along with the wreck model...and it was a howl!
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Too bad we all have to wait until April for Ghosts, but I think it'll be worth it.
 
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Don. Don't you listen to these Statler and Waldorf stand ins.
I am reminded of a story I heard regarding Jack Palance when he was the host of "Ripleys Believe it or not." He would get so interested in his surroundings, that when they would be ready to shoot a scene he would be gone, and they would have to track him down. Had the part of Mr. Speeden been played by ME, the scene would have never been shot. (Sayeth she who knoweth not sir James Cameron)
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Hi George!

You're right with the contributions of a number of ET members and Ken and Don, it's sure to be a terrific book!

Hi Parks!

"After a week of working through the wee hours of the morning, Ken and I finished our images and sent them off to Toronto."

Ah, good old Madison Press Books!
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As Fiona said, they've published some great books, so I'm sure they will do no lesser of a job on this one. Thanks for the updates on the book, have enjoyed them. Kudos to you!

Best regards,

Jason
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