Mark Snow Receives Career Achievement Award

Composer Mark Snow received the Career Achievement Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on May 21st, 2014. The award was presented as part of the first ever SCORE! A Concert Celebrating Music Scored for Television. 

From ASCAP:

Featuring a full, 67-piece orchestra composed of the industry’s top studio musicians and symphonic players, the 40-voice LA Chorus directed by Steve Lively, and iconic television themes conducted by the composers who wrote them, SCORE! is an unprecedented musical event. Hosted by music author, writer and professor, Jon Burlingame, the program will feature original music from over 50 of television’s most celebrated series, past and present. The evening also honors 15-time Emmy-nominated ASCAP composer Mark Snow (The X-Files, Millennium), with a Career Achievement Award presented by the Television Academy’s Music Peer Group.

SCORE! featured classic TV themes and underscore from the following ASCAP composers:

• Sean Callery – 24, Homeland and Elementary
• Alf Clausen – The Simpsons
• Ramin Djawadi – Game of Thrones
• James S. Levine – American Horror Story and Glee
• John Lunn (PRS) – Downton Abbey
• Bear McCreary – Da Vinci’s Demons, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Walking Dead
• Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman  –  Nurse Jackie, Touch and Heroes
• Trevor Morris –  Vikings, The Borgias and The Tudors
• Walter Murphy – Family Guy
• Mark Snow – Millennium and The X-Files

 

The award was presented by actor/writer/director Tim Daly (Private Practice) and was held at the UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California. Snow also directed the orchestra during the event, to present some of his most acclaimed compositions to the audience in attendance. Congratulations, Mr. Snow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review: The X-Files: Season 10 #12

 

The X-Files: Season 10, #12 “Pilgrims, part 2” is here. This is the kind of issue that makes me wish that we could have two of them per month for this series as the cliffhanger was so effective that I cannot wait for the next one.

 

The current May issue is the second of the five-part mythology-centered storyline that delves into the core of the grand conspiracy that Harris has developed along with Carter’s input. There are many things that are great about this second issue which continues through with the thick setup laid out in the previous issue and picks up on the groundwork presented in the first issues of this series.

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Lots and Lots of Doodles…

As part of NF awareness month, Doodle 4 NF is well underway on eBay. There are lots of individual doodles up for sale, and all proceeds will benefit The NF Network. Gillian’s doodle is doing very well, and there are some awesome ones by other X-Files alumni, but the mother of all doodles is the Montreal Comiccon Banner

The banner was donated by Montreal Comiccon, but has picked up lots of other doodles through its travels with Gillian. There are almost 27 square feet of doodles by more famous people than you could ever hope to meet at a single convention. 

Doodlers include:

Gillian Anderson                   David Duchovny                     Felicia Day
Stan Lee                                George Takei                         Aaron Ashmore
Patrick Stewart                      William Shatner                     James Callis
Christopher Lloyd                 Wil Wheaton                          Eddie McClintock
Edward James Olmos           John Barrowman                   Theodore Douglas
James Prufoy                        Saul Rubenic                         David Prowse 
Betsy Baker                           Mark Chiarello                       Frank Cho
Darwyn Cooke                       Nicole de Boer                       David Finch 
Jason David Frank                Geof Isherwood                      Daniel Logan
Jason Mewes                        Mike Mignolia                        Tahmoh Penikit 
George Perez                        Ellen Sandweiss                    Tom Savini 
Kevin Sorbo                          Brent Spiner                          Ben Templesmith
Theresa Tilly                         Kelly Tindall                          Laura Vandervoort  

Click on each name to see their individual doodle. There’s a lot of talent covering this banner, and it’s certainly a one of a kind item. For some of these people, this banner represents their only doodle being auctioned this year (*ahem* David Duchovny). For others, their doodles have caused all out bidding wars, so make sure you get your chance in with this auction.

Head on over to eBay and bid high for a great cause. 

Review: The X-Files: Season 10 #11

I feel like it’s been forever since I last read an issue of the Season 10 comics, but in reality it hasn’t been that long, right?

April was a very generous month for X-Files comics, not only did we have the release of The X-Files Annual 2014 but also the hardcover version of The X-Files: Season 10 – Volume 2.

The eleventh issue of The X-Files: Season 10, titled “Pilgrims – Part 1” starts a five-parter that will deliver the newest chapter in the mythology being developed in these comics.

Warning: Spoiler filled review after the jump.

 

 

 

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