An Update From Terry
Happy New Year!
I'm going to keep this short because I'd like to finish Nation by the end of the week, but things here are looking up a bit since my last report.
I shall very soon be on medication that in theory should blow some of the cobwebs away and I hope my typing speed and accuracy will improve.
Meanwhile, we are in contact with various organisation and researchers and keeping in touch with developments in the field, which is something of a Cinderella compared with other major illnesses.
In short, we are trying to set up a system so that if any researcher anywhere shouts "Eureka!" I'll be banging on his door even before he's found a towel.
I still expect to be able to go to the UK and US conventions. Apart from that, all my time in the office these days is spent writing, although there are a few events that I am taking on this year. I regret to say that I'm even cutting down on answering fan mail because my typing is so slow.
A new book or an answer to your fan letter - don't make me choose.
We're still getting lots of people saying "Is there anything we can do?"
(Including high end brain specialists or other knowledgeable people who make up my "Greek Chorus" of advisors.) What will undoubtedly help, if you feel inclined, is to send some money. We will shortly be setting up a mechanism for you to do so and will post news on this when it is ready. This will be passed onto the Alzheimer's Research Trust, who have been very helpful.
14th January 2008
Dates For Your Diary
Terry will be appearing at the Bath Literature Festival in an event that celebrates the 25th anniversary of Discworld. The event takes place at The Forum in Bath on Saturday 23rd February, 7.30 - 8.30pm. Tickets costs 10 GBP (or 8 GBP with concessions) and are available online at http://www.bathlitfest.org.uk or by calling Bath Festivals Box Office on (01225) 463362.
On February 21st we are once again off to visit Sir Patrick Moore to see a total, although non-central eclipse of the Moon. It will start entering the penumbra at 00:35am, and the umbra at 01:43am. Totality will last from 03:00am to 03:51am, with mid-eclipse being at 03:26am. The Moon will have left the umbra by 05:09am, and the penumbra by 06:17am. All times are in UT. It will be in Leo during this eclipse, and should be a fine sight, being close to Saturn and Regulus.
Terry will be opening the UK's largest Planetarium at INTECH in Winchester on March 19th. Click HERE for more information.
10th January 2008
Colour of Magic Update
We have now seen a rough cut of part one and a slightly cleaner cut of part two of Colour of Magic. We can hereby announce to the world that it looks AMAZING!! There's still a lot of work to do and everyone at Mob is working 24/7 to have it ready for broadcast at Easter.
The most recent cast list we have available is;
Sir David Jason as Rincewind
Sean Astin as Twoflower
Tim Curry as Trymon
David Bradley as Cohen the Barbarian
Jeremy Irons as Lord Vetinari
Laura Haddock as Bethan
Christopher Lee as Voice of Death
James Cosmo as Galder Weatherwax
Richard Da Costa as Luggage
Nicolas Tennant as Head Librarian
Michael Mears as Jiglad Wert
Roger Aston Griffiths as Lumuel Panter
Will Keen as Ganmack Treehallett
Peter Copley as Spold
Andy Robb as Third Rank Wizard
Ian Burfield as Ymor
Arthur White as Rerpf
David Schofield as Zlorf
Steven Marcus as Broadman
Liz May Brice as Herrena
Pia Mechler as Weems
Karen David as Liessa
Geoffrey Hutchings as Picture Imp
Andy Linden as Blind Hugh
Nigel Planer as Arch Astronomer
Adam Ewan as Master Launch Controller
Philip Philmar as Astrozoologist 1
Terry Pratchett as Astrozoologist 2
Thomas Morrison as Dim Student
Joe Sims as Big Star Man/Star Refugee
Sandra, Jo, Josh & Louis as Ankh-Morpork Citizens
Rob (performing his first stunt) as the Speared Customer
Pierluigi Della Gatta
| Andrew Gyford
| Mary-Ellen Murphy
Carla van Groeninge