Topic: In Appreciation of Temporal Flux
In various threads and hundreds of posts, I have shared behind the scenes information about SLIDERS' production history and its cast and creators. The majority of this information comes from Temporal Flux who has shared many details on his site, The Dimension of Continuity, in his message board posts, and also via instant messaging in years past.
This is information that Temporal Flux spent considerable amounts of time, energy, resources and funds in order to secure and share.
I tend to casually include this information in posts as plain information, but it mostly came from TF. Some comes from obsessively reading articles on SLIDERS, but stuff like how Sabrina Lloyd held John Rhys-Davies' farewell party at her apartment or explaining that Marc Scott Zicree tricked David Peckinpah into hiring him by repeating everything Peck said in paraphrased sentences -- that's all from TF.
I tend not to share the private stuff unless it's revealed elsewhere first.
A few months ago, I was interviewing Robert Floyd. Rob shared how upset and hurt and shattered he was when SLIDERS was cancelled and how much it hurt him when people were claiming the cancellation was his fault.
I assured him this wasn't true. Sci-Fi had failed to budget for a sixth season because, upon discovering Jerry wasn't returning, they assumed Season 5 would fail. They came to regret this when Season 5's ratings were solid. Rob really appreciated this, saying he'd known some but not all of that -- and it was a really tender moment and I was so pleased to have it -- and that's all because of Temporal Flux!
He's the one who went to all the trouble of acquiring this information, so from now on, when retyping info he found and shared first, I'm going to link to this post, and I'm going to go through my more recent posts and link to this post as well.
More of Temporal Flux's findings and information can be found at The Dimension of Continuity and in his message board posts. The SLIDERS fan community owes him a considerable debt and he has my thanks, gratitude and appreciation every time his knowledge and investigative efforts enliven one of my posts on this Bboard -- which is probably most of them.
Before starting this thread, I was just looking over some old E-mails from TF and I was suddenly reminded of how much MONEY he has spent on acquiring all the information that suddenly allows a catastrophe like "Revelations" or a nonsensically unfinal series finale like "The Seer" to make sense in a real-world context. Yes. MONEY. That stuff.
And I'm not talking lunch money here. And he wasn't buying much of anything he could genuinely own or claim for himself. You can't own scripts and articles you didn't write or information of a troubled TV production.
He must have known, right from the start, that once he'd spent ALL THIS MONEY on all these acquisitions, the only thing he could really do with them was give them away on the Internet. To you. To me. To all of us. To share his love for SLIDERS with everyone else. So, Temporal Flux spent it all on us.
That alone means that every time one of Temporal Flux's finds pops up in conversation, there should be at the very least, a link to a standing note of gratitude.
I am not the person who dug all this material up, I didn't spend any money, I didn't make the relationships; I am merely the acolyte of the person who did.
When I was a child, I did something unbelievably stupid that could have seen me jailed and/or sued and my mom would have beaten me up as well. TF came to my rescue. He has always answered my questions with patience and indulgence. He has been generous and kind and he will always have my friendship and gratitude. I like to think that when I include his information in my posts on his Bboard, I am sharing the joy of that friendship with others.