The Internet is a funny old place. That pretty much goes without saying, and yet I'm still constantly amazed by the virtual friendships I have struck up in the last five years - since I began casting my thoughts out randomly into the aether through a variety of blogs.
One such acquaintance is actor/stuntman/comedian/all-round good guy Connor van Vuuren - star of the Australian Doctor Who "spin-off" K-9. Connor played Drake, the evil security chief who was always chasing after the Tin Dog and its teenaged compadres... and to say I was less than flattering about Connor's performance would be an understatement!
Luckily, he took my comments in good spirit and has stayed in touch (after jokingly threatening to crush my genitals with Drake's robotic hand), keeping me abreast of the comedy show he and his brother, Christiaan, have been working on.
"When an Australian man is quarantined with a deadly infectious disease, he re-unites with his estranged brother (an obsessive gamer) and enters a fantasy world within his computer, where he joins an epic quest to destroy all evil online."Sick!, a pilot/telemovie that Connor describes as "comic fantasy hip-hopera", premiers on Australian MTV next Sunday (March 18) and will be available to view online from April.