23 scripts. 23 original stories.
Stories that will make you laugh. Cry. Think.
Fantasy. Sci-fi. Tributes. Nostalgia. Comedy.
Current themes and social issues. Morality plays. Classic battles of good vs. evil, right vs. wrong, oppression vs. individualism.
Despite their different themes, the stories of Continuum share one common thread. One indispensible aspect that affects every character, every action, every word of dialogue.
It can be best summed up in one all-encompassing word.
That vital component that makes every single one of us unique.
Societies, corporations, technology. Every one at some time or another makes its bold attempt to deprive us of the very thing that defines us. Our humanity. To control us, to minimize our value, to ignore us. To dare to quantify our existence as 0's and 1's in a digital world, or dollars and cents on a spreadsheet, or statistics designed to promote a point of view of an individual, a governing power or a corporation.
There was a time when stories of this nature appeared on network television. Decades ago.
A road paved by the greats of the televison medium. Matheson, Hamner, Johnson, Ellison, Fink. Roddenberry. Serling. Writers of stature and talent. Writers who were unafraid to comment, to suggest, to reveal, to oppose or advocate. Writers who never forgot that stories can, and should, affect a reader, or a viewer.
Writers who understood the underlying theme of any great writing, of any moving story.
That road suddenly ended in the 1960's. Classic television slowly disappeared. A new, universal type of program pushed it aside. It was called "content." And that is where we find ourselves today. Drowning in a sea of content, devoid of anything that really matters.
Stories matter. People matter. Classic televison still matters.
Classic television should never have been allowed to die.
It is my goal to to bring it back.
Continuum will do just that.
Last Train To Prosperity
The Garage Sale
Of Gods And Men
With Love, Curley (aka "The Gift Of Laughter")
I Just Want To See The Stars
The Quantification Of Baret-Orton
Generals And Infrantrymen
The Return Phone Call
Justice Of Cause
Behold The Sociopath
The Day The Laughter Died
Black And White
Thru You Eyes