I’m expecting my second child.
The birth is only a few weeks away.
I couldn’t be happier.
My first child is counting down the days as well, with a mixture of excitement tinged with resignation knowing they will no longer be the sole focus of my attention.
And before this sleight-of-hand analogy gets carried any further let me make it clear -when I say second child I’m naturally meaning second BLOG.
Because really the pet project I’ve tendered to these past two years, known affectionately as SCENIC WRITER’S SHACK, has in many ways seemed like my own offspring. It talks like me, thinks like me and courtesy of gallery pictures, looks like me. By jove it is me! – just in another form.
Only now it’ll have a little brother. Or is that little sister? Better make that ‘relation’. Here’s what’s happening…
A secret I’ve rarely shared is that from childhood I have been a life long dedicated fan of the 1960’s television series LOST IN SPACE. I lived, ate and breathed every frame of every episode of this space-age wonder of the small screen from roughly the age of eight. I might have had Charlie’s Angels’ posters on my wall growing up but my true heart belonged to the Robinson family, eeeeeevil Dr Smith and of course the robot!
I have the box set. I have the robot figurine. I have the ♥. What I don’t have is an outlet to express my admiration and mad devotion to this old-time show. Enter inspiration in the form of American wonder blogger Lady Emily Rose. She operates a spectacularly good site called KNIGHT OF ANGELS. (VIEW IT HERE) It boasts a literal treasure trove of fandom-based literary style writings on books, films, television and music. She holds a particular fondness for another 1960’s sci-fi tv series you may have heard of – STAR TREK. This year Emily began her great re-watch of all 79 episodes and is chronicling her thoughts as she goes – episode by episode. (READ THEM HERE)
The standard of commentary on KNIGHT OF ANGELS is first-rate and I wondered if I could aspire to something in a similar vein. STAR TREK (originally aired 1966 -1969) and LOST IN SPACE (originally aired 1965 -1968) were at one time direct rivals aired on competing US tv networks. I thought I owed it to my old flame then to raise the flag in its name and pay homage.
With the launch set to take place early next month everything is being carefully prepared and assembled. What’s not in place is a name. The new blog is currently going by the working title of LOST IN SPACE ULTIMATE. Since that name could possibly be construed as having a slightly boastful ring to it, I think I can do better.
This is where I need your help!
Below you’ll find a list of possible names under consideration for my new venture. I would ♥ love ♥ love ♥ love if you’d deem to drop into the comments box below what your pick or picks of these might be. Here they are, in no particular order –
BLUE PLANET LOST IN SPACE
LOST IN SPACE MILLIONS
LOST IN SPACE HUNTERS
LOST IN SPACE AWAKENINGS
LOST IN SPACE FIRESIDE
LOST IN SPACE ASSIST
LOST IN SPACE FLARE
RECON LOST IN SPACE
LOST IN SPACE RISING
LOST IN SPACE CORPORATION
LOST IN SPACE FLIPSIDE
LOST IN SPACE REWIND
REVOLUTIONARY LOST IN SPACE
LOST IN SPACE DEPARTMENT
LOST IN SPACE GENIUS
LOST IN SPACE PREFERRED