This is an excellent tribute, and I'm so sorry for your loss. he sounds like a guy i'd have loved to have met and geeked with.
p.s. "Three" was awesome, and I lamented its passing.
I'm glad there's an article someone where explaining the dedication and I'm glad to love such a fantastic show with fantastic dedicated people.
I do hope when this goes to DVD, that there is some small tribute to "neil h. levin" so everyone will understand.
PS- I lamented the passing of Three too... it had potential, at least what i remember of it--but i'd rather have Middleman, if i had to chose
What a beautiful dedication. Thank you for sharing something of Neil with us all. I can't think of a better person to dedicate such a truly unique and quirky show to
2008-09-01 06:12 pm (UTC)
A great tribute.
I believe that Mr. Levin would be very happy with the way he is being remembered; on one of the shows that he was part of. I didn't know him, although I knew of him, but I wish I had. He sounds like a great person to hang out with and share the knowledge of the geek world that we live in with.
Of course, I never knew him, but anybody who loved "You Don't Know Jack" had to be somebody cool. Thank you for taking the time to share.
(And I actually liked "Batman and Robin," but we'll save that discussion for another time.)
That was lovely - so sorry for your loss. Seems like a guy I should have been familiar with considering the shows he worked on. Though, I suppose I was familiar with him and I just didn't know it. Anyway, I appreciate you sharing a little bit of his life with us.
And wow, completely forgot about "You Don't Know Jack"! I use to play that 24/7. Good times. :)
I'm so sorry for your loss; this is a wonderful tribute.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of Neil's family and friends. I'm sorry for you loss and I was deeply moved by your dedication.
Cool, I was left wondering, and Google got me the guy who ran the Port Authority.
He sounds like an awesome guy and his name is *that* close to a palindrome.
2008-09-02 01:00 pm (UTC)
2008-09-02 01:49 pm (UTC)
My sympathies for your loss.
2008-09-03 05:11 am (UTC)
I saw the dedication and...
I saw the dedication and wondered if he was the same Neil Levin who was script coordinator on *Firefly*, googled it, and here I am. Thanks for writing this page to let us know about one of the behind-the-scenes guys who get little credit but make the shows we love possible. I recognized his name because as a fan of Joss Whedon's creations [*Buffy*, *Firefly*, etc.] I swooned when a couple years back I saw for sale a handwritten-by-Joss partial first draft script of *Firefly* episode "Our Mrs. Reynolds". It was being sold by Neil and had been one of his personal mementos from his time with the show. He was nice enough to answer my questions about his job, the show, and he seemed like a nice guy. Thanks for telling us about him, and thanks for the pictures. I still have the script I got from Neil, and I'll add his picture and a caption about him to its display--because without the Neil Levins of TV, the Joss Whedons of TV couldn't give us the live-action-literature we love. The Neil Levins of the industry deserve all the thanks we can give them.
May he live on in a million parallel universes.
2008-09-10 03:22 am (UTC)
Thank you for a nice tribute to an amazing guy. It's nice to know he was part of a TV Family that loved him as much as we all did in the "real" world.
Sometimes, I google him or go to his facebook page and just "look" for him. It was nice to find him here. TV's Neil Levin taught me everything I know about TV. Knowledge, I am sure he shared with a lot of people along the way since he was alway so helpful. Now he has taught all of us that life is too short not to tell the people you love that you love them. Or to tell people that you don't care for that you don't care for them. Live Long and Prosper in whatever parallel universe you are in. And get ready, next time we all pass through this world -- we are taking Hollywood by Storm(troopers).