Oh I’m nerdy about science fiction and fantasy and graphic novels and reading and I’m nerdy about board games. My favorite board game is a board game I’m working on right now. It’s a game of Napoleonic era naval warfare and it’s going to be fun.
I almost always do things that I like in some form or fashion. Every once in awhile that means that I don’t think the script is any good and I don’t have any trust in the people but the film is shooting in Sri Lanka or somewhere like that so I’m going.
The first trip I remember taking was on the train from Virginia up to New York City watching the summertime countryside rolling past the window. They used white linen tablecloths in the dining car in those days and real silver. I love trains to this day. Maybe that was the beginning of my fixation with leisurely modes of travel.
If you were to ask my agent they would confirm this: I’m drawn to locations. What really drew me to ‘The 4400’ aside from the fact that it was sci-fi was the fact that it was shot in the city of my dreams: Vancouver.
Most sailing ships take what they call trainees who pay to be part of the crew. The Picton Castle takes people who are absolutely raw recruits. But you can’t just ride along. You’re learning to steer the ship navigation you’re pulling lines keeping a lookout in the galley you’re cooking.
Aside from what it teaches you there is simply the indescribable degree of peace that can be achieved on a sailing vessel at sea. I guess a combination of hard work and the seemingly infinite expanse of the sea – the profound solitude – that does it for me.