Hey folks, Harry here...
As you watch this I head back into the basement for the second day of shooting for the final episode of this first season of AIN'T IT COOL with Harry Knowles. That does not mean there will be a second season, that's up to the powers that be. NERDIST loves the show, but it was always contracted to be a 30 episode commitment.
Personally, I'd love to keep doing these - but we're still in a bit of a Neutral Zone in terms of knowing where things are with that coveted 2nd Season. When I first met with my director, Brett Hart, and told him my insane plans for this crazy show, I just wanted to shoot 30 episodes that at the end of it all, I would be absolutely satisfied that we told the kinds of stories and episodes that I've always wanted to. Nothing forced upon us, just shooting what interested us. I'm ecstatic with how it has come along.
This episode starts off discussing Ben Affleck's ARGO which is in theaters now. After watching the film last week, I decided that I wanted to give folks a bit more on LORD OF LIGHT which became the screenplay ARGO that was used for the CIA's mission to get the US Embassy workers safely out of IRAN, but also I wanted to give more about famous Hollywood Make Up man John Chambers... which sent me on a nostalgic journey through other famous Make Up effects folks and some remnants of their careers.
I didn't focus on Stan Winston or Rick Baker in this episode, as I would love to do full episodes on their work next season. Besides, there's only so much you can do in 15 minutes. If you like the episode and would like to see more, just click here for AIN'T IT COOL's Playlist!
Keep it cool!