Martin Firrell’s Hero Remixed project is slowly piling up new material. Mr. Firrell likes to do his work well and judging by “teasers” it will well be worth the effort. Answering to fans’ impatience, the master offered a time estimate for project completion: March 2012
Latest update: 24 June 2012. Scroll down for recent info.
Dunnia1 Susanne Pelzer@martinfirrell …the pieces we’ve seen you did with him,such an awesome and gorgeous work you did,so can you tell us when we’ll see it all?
@martinfirrell Martin Firrell@Dunnia1 The plan is Mar 2012 to release the whole project… Thanks for kind words!
Meanwhile, Martin Firrell generously shares with us, from time to time, bits and pieces of the work in progress. The latest snipped featuring Joe Flanigan was offered to the public in early June and it’s a longer version of the previously displayed “SheppardMasculinity” video, offering us a glimpse of what’s behind Joe’s constant crave for motion.
Transcript of the longer version of “SheppardMasculinity” video:
Men are going through a very hard time.
A lot of talk about women, let’s talk about men, they are going through a really hard time.
They don’t have the outlets that [they] were built for, for hundreds of thousands of years.
We are warriors, for the most part. We create battles, we need confrontation.
That physicality, the connection you have with the natural world, the connection you have with physical activity has been reduced to sports.
I know that I, in particular, I live a physical life, I’m outside as often as possible, I’m in the water, I’m gardening, I’m riding bikes, I’m surfing. I have to have physical action and I’ve to have contact with nature once a day, then I’m ok, and then I can handle things.
Update 7 January 2012
After having announced the short postponement of the release date from March to April 2012 with this tweet, Mr Firrell decided it’s “too much good stuff not to include it all”, so the Metascifi project is now due this summer.
@martinfirrell Martin Firrell
Metascifi launch put back to Summer 2012 – too much good stuff not to include it all
The “SheppardMasculinity” video on martinfirrell.com is also back to its shorter version.
Update 11 January 2012
The project’s got a new name: Metascifi, and an estimated release date: end of summer 2012. Most importantly, it will be downloadable, so no need to travel to the UK to enjoy it. Meantime, Mr Firrell is teasing the twitterworld with quotes and other little bits:
9 Jan: 3 months more editing at least on my project Metascifi. What wonders will be revealed! Oh and Nose meet grindstone.9 Jan: ‘take these mythologies and apply them to your own life’ as Joe Flanigan has so eloquently put it!11 Jan: ‘you gotta come equipped; if your well’s empty, you’re not going to get much out of anything.’ Joe Flanigan, Metascifi.11 Jan: @indielynne Metascifi will be downloadable so you can see it wherever you are in the world… no need to travel to the UK for this one11 Jan: Digital, technotastic, downloadable sci fi goodness – that’ll be Metascifi! provided I work work work etc
Update 13 January 2012
13 Jan: Taking my eyes to bed so they are fresh and glinty for tomorrow’s Metascifi edit. Have calc’ed I need 56 editing days to finish. Night all!
Update 8 April 2012
The project is constantly evolving, judging from its new appearance: the video available now on Martin Firrell’s website has changed, and it’s one of those initially uploaded, while the background is also different. With every new tease, Mr Firrell is positively building up tension in anticipation of this summer’s display!
A screen capture with the new look and the transcript of the video are to be found here below:
Character showed up as a soloist, doing his own thing, and then he became a team guy. So he got involved. He’s the type of guy who feels more than he’s comfortable showing, for sure. Like a lot of people. Especially guys. But not like me; I’m comfortable with my feelings, yeah.
Update 22 May 2012
New project? Joe attended FedCon for the second time this year (after his first participation in Bonn in May 2010), and after the event he apparently met again Mr. Firrell, as per his today’s tweet:
Delicious night out with
@JoeFlanigan and friends, hatching new Joe-centric project and saving the world in the 43rd minute
Update 24 June 2012
According to Mr Firrell’s latest tweets, the project will be available for public in London in September.