5 days ago
Monday, October 6, 2014
A Day I Never Thought I'd See
By now, the world knows that Twin Peaks will return to television on Showtime in 2016. This is remarkable news. Simple stunning. I considered simply posting a blank entry here with a footnote that said, "I'm at a loss for words." As I struggle for what to say here, I feel like I still am.
Twin Peaks was a life-changing event for me. No other television program or movie had such a profound effect on my life. The show put me on a path to get a Masters Degree in TV/Radio/Film from Southern Methodist University. It also led me to a thirteen-year collaboration with Craig Miller in which we produced 75 issues of the magazine, Wrapped In Plastic.
In WIP, Craig and I wrote extensively about the series and film and we interviewed many of the actors and creative people involved with the Twin Peaks and Fire Walk With Me. We felt like we were documenting an important piece of art. I wish Craig were here to share in this wonderful news. I know we would be planning to continue WIP in some way and to start writing again about the new show. Sadly, a continuation of WIP as it used to be will probably not happen.
That being said, I do plan to write about this new show in some capacity. Perhaps I will simply blog about it here. Or maybe I can find a way to resurrect WIP online. I just don't know. But something will happen.
Like the rest of the Twin Peaks fan community, I am extremely happy right now. What exciting times we have ahead of us!
More to come . . . .