DoorQ.com, the only online portal for gay fans of science fiction, fantasy and horror entertainment, celebrates one year of providing news, community and original video content.
The company reflects on it’s start and looks forward to a limitless future, “With its first year behind it, DoorQ.Com looks ahead to enhancing and expanding the best in genre entertainment to its growing gay audience.”
“It’s been a wonderful year,” said DoorQ.com Publisher and Door Q Entertainment, LLC Partner, Jody Wheeler. “My partners and I have been amazed – and quite humbled – by the awesome community that’s formed around the site we’ve built. It was a major challenge. There were a lot of scary moments, but in the end, we did we set out to do. Now, as I realize what we’re gearing up for in 2009, I’m excited – a bit scared once again!”
This past year, with the help of Twistage, Inc., providers of the white-label video platform that powers sites like FastCompany.tv, Mochila and PerezHilton.Com, DoorQ.Com achieved its goal to provide an assortment of short films, webseries and non-fiction programs featuring gay characters, stories and themes, in an online theater, open to the web.
“We’ve built a virtual stage for our audience,” Wheeler said. “Now we’re inviting the best and brightest to entertain on it. Legendary Science Fiction author David Gerrold has agreed to partner with us to do exactly that.”
Gerrold, the Hugo and Nebula award winning author behind the famous “Trouble With Tribbles” Star Trek TV episode, series like SLIDERS and LAND OF THE LOST, and novels such as the WAR AGAINST THE CHTORR and VOYAGE OF THE STAR WOLF, will develop three webseries for the site.
”I’ve eagerly watched the development of DoorQ.Com,” Gerrold said. “When their video theater opened up, I knew that was the perfect medium to tell the stories I wanted, the way I wanted. Web series are the future – and everyone knows how much I love the future.”
The three David Gerrold projects are:
In nightmare version of Tomorrow, four friends flee the collapse of American society, making a desperate run for the border before forces of the new police state can stop them.
HERE, THERE AND IN-BETWEEN
Called to a remote colony to negotiate their independence from Earth, a brilliant Advocate struggles with duty and destiny after a horrible event imperils not just the colony’s freedom, but his life as well.
A nerdy teen genius creates a super-suit to enact justice on his tormentors – only to find the line between justice and revenge is nebulous and easily crossed.
“With the web, we can take these stories directly to the audience,” Gerrold said. “We can create the kind of visions that can’t be done on network or even cable channels. It’s very exciting, not just for the filmmakers, but for the viewers as well.”
DoorQ.Com and Gerrold and are looking to complete development and go into production on the series next summer. “With luck, we’ll be able to roll out all three series next fall,” Wheeler said. The series will first air on the website and later be released on DVD and Blu-Ray.
The David Gerrold projects join DoorQ.Com’s existing line-up of original and acquired content, from in-house produced original shorts such as the horror themed IN THE CLOSET and the weekly video news show iDOORQ, to outside filmmakers’ visionary shorts like J.T. Tepnapa’s BEGGING FOR CHANGE and Paul Jack’s sci-fi webseries PANDEMONIUM.
The DoorQ.com portal is a project of Door Q Entertainment, LLC, a Hollywood production company founded by Jody Wheeler, Daniel Greeney and James Barnett. Jody is a former social worker turned award-winning writer. He wrote Regent Entertainment’s upcoming feature HEAT WAVE. Dan is an editor turned writer, producer and director. James is an Internet entrepreneur and community activist. He built his first social networking website at age 16. DoorQ Entertainment, LLC is focused on bringing genre entertainment (SciFi/Fantasy/Horror) to a multitude of audiences, utilizing both Legacy and New Media platforms
David Gerrold is the author of “The Trouble with Tribbles,” one of the most popular Star Trek TV episodes ever. He’s written for such TV series as Land of the Lost, Babylon 5, Sliders, and The Twilight Zone. His novels The Man Who Folded Himself and When HARLIE Was One were nominated for the Hugo and Nebula Awards. His novelette, The Martain Child, chronicling his efforts to adopt his son Sean, won the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Locus awards. Gerrold recently directed his script “Blood and Fire” for the Star Trek: Phase II web-series.