"I feel trapped like a moth, in a bath."
Irish screenwriter Graham Linehan (co-writer of Father Ted and Black Books, and the creator of The IT Crowd) has a blog – my cool discovery of today.
In his latest entry he discusses his progress on the third season of The IT Crowd, which has kept him rather busy. Too distracted to enjoy his usual research into a cool look for the set and the cast. He says:
How would you like to help in designing the look of series 3? Specifically, you’d be helping us choose the stuff that litters the main set. I’m talking about posters, comics, fanzines, T-shirts? anything you’ve seen in the last few months that you think is pretty cool or captures the spirit of the show or a particular character. By now, most of you know the kind of things I like?weird toys, indie comics, sci-fi, geek references, internet memes, boardgames?normally I’d delight in tracking down the stuff myself, but as I say, it’s just not going to happen this time round.
In the very first draft of the show I described the set as looking like “a cross between a comics shop and the batcave”. I wanted it to feel like a geek Shangri-La, and in each series I’ve felt we nearly got there. Maybe this time, with you guys involved, we’ll finally nail it.
Go forth and offer suggestions!