doctorow at March 28th, 2014 18:01 — #1
funruly at March 28th, 2014 18:16 — #2
very special, wil doing a number station.
edgore at March 28th, 2014 18:36 — #3
I am beginning to think that Homeland is not so much a novel as a complicated (and successful) attempt to troll Wil Wheaton.
Edited to add: Of course, listening to this just makes me want to get the final version so I can hear how it ended up in the final take.
tacochucks at March 28th, 2014 18:44 — #4
I more got the impression that this was the final take, but Mr. Wheaton knew it would be edited so he could take the long inhales and other little deviations, which I found interesting if true.
edgore at March 28th, 2014 18:46 — #5
I like the think that the final take was a more dramatic reading. Don't take that away from me.
silversalty at March 28th, 2014 19:51 — #6
Haven't gotten to the Pi scene yet but your coffee scene couldn't possibly be less of a time strain. I think you're a coffee religious disciple. I'm a coffee addict and was doing all I could to keep from pulling out what little hair I've got left.
Got to say that Wil Wheaton is a superb reader. I was surprised by the sound of his voice (voices actually). Nothing like the kid in Star Trek. Reminded me a little of George Clooney. Bass and very slightly gravelly.
Nice when Wheaton appeared as a character. Got to find your posting on the out-takes on that.
samwinston at March 28th, 2014 20:58 — #7
What's a worse crime is that you make people dependent on Audiobooks listen to 4mins of Will Wheaton reading Pi.
Don't do that---it's not funny.
interrera at March 29th, 2014 00:38 — #8
Blind folks can still have a sense of humour, you know.
And a fast forward button, for that matter.
doctorow at March 29th, 2014 02:27 — #9
Thank you! Yes, listening to that made me want to drink coffee too -- Wil and Gabrielle came into the studio the next day saying they'd been making cold brew!
jardine at March 29th, 2014 07:08 — #10
It's been about a week since I listened to it, but I think this clip was made into the final version pretty much exactly how you said. Though some inhaling was kept in. Taking out all of the inhaling would have made it sound weird.
They could also have been much meaner to Wil. A few paragraphs later is this:
How about if your random-number generator gave you this number:
They don't make him read every two, so I've been forced to, ahem, digitally remaster it.
missthegr0und at March 29th, 2014 16:20 — #11
He left out a three pretty early on. }:)
danegeld at March 30th, 2014 14:21 — #12
Wil Wheaton just is trying to re-enact this scene from StarTrek TNG
doctorow at April 2nd, 2014 18:01 — #13
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