He was responsible for recruiting Michael Brookhaven into the Faction in 1977. While Brookhaven became involved with movies, Vandemeer chose to stay in television, creating Through the Eye of Eternity for UPN in the 1990s. In 1996, while searching in the UPN prop department, he discovered the GCI processor, which he used to make several episodes of the show. However, after making "Miss Hiroshima", he smuggled the processor out of the studio and gave it to Brookhaven. Brookhaven eventually used it to make the 1999 hollow spectacular Mujun: The Ghost Kingdom, the filming of which resulted in his death.
Considering the aftermath of that project, some thought his gift of the processor was a subtle assassination attempt. With Brookhaven gone, Vandermeer took center stage in Faction Hollywood, ushering in a more subtle phase in contrast to Brookhaven's Follies. (PROSE: The Book of the War)