About a month before we head into our summer hiatus. Between then and now, we’re going to need to break the last remaining stories…
Director Will Waring continues to shoot episode 9, Justice this week.
Rob heads into prep on episode 10 (Space, the episode I wrote).
Brad makes final tweaks to episode 11 (Divide, the episode Paul wrote) as he readies for prep.
Carl continues his pass on Faith.
Marty G. hammers out an outline for his second script.
Our freelancer works on his next draft.
Which leaves us with…what?…six stories to break? Really? Is it that many? Have I missed one? Let’s see…Brad will eventually shift gears to rescue that story in limbo, Carl will move from Faith to that story Brad pitched out, Brad will probably write the story Rob pitched out (Given the premise, it’s right up his alley), I’ll start thinking about 19 – which dovetails nicely into 20, our thrilling season finale…and…Help me out here, what am I missing?
PG15 writes: “1. This amending of scripts to connect stories better, are you guys doing it more with SGU stories than with past SG1 and SGA stories?
2. Is Andy Mikita also directing “Divided”?
3. What do you mean when you say that Rob is “doing the pass” on your script? Does it mean that he’s producing it, or just reading it to give it notes?”
Answers: 1. Yes, there is more of a definitive episode to episode link between the various stories and character relationships in SGU.
3. Rob will be producing the episode, doing the script polish, taking the network notes, overseeing prep, and doing the producer’s cut.
JoanieC writes: “I took my 11yr old westie to the vet as he had ear trouble and as well as giving him drops the vet suggested I give him an evening primrose oil tablet every day to keep his skin in good condition.”
GateFanSamJack writes: “ How soon after an SGU episode is shown on SyFy will it turn up on Hulu/SyFy.com?”
Answer: Your guess is as good as mine.
Kathi writes: “In season 2 – conversion, was it only John’ s emergency situation or were there true feelings, witch made John kiss teyla?”
Answer: I believe the process he was undergoing stripped him of certain inhibitions, causing him to respond to some deep-seeded instincts.
TBA writes: “Do you think it’s ultimately better or worse for the ratings when the pilot leaks?”
Answer: In my opinion, leaks actually hurt a show’s ratings. It’s like being treated to a piece of cake before dinner. Will eating that piece make you more or less likely to have another piece for dessert? Some may argue that that the sneak taste (supposing it’s good) will make someone more likely to have another piece later (especially if they are fans of that particular type of cake). Other will argue that once they’ve had a piece of cake, they’d probably be inclined to skip on dessert – or try something different. Take the leaking Wolverine as an example. There are those who will argue that the movie did very well so the leak may have helped and certainly didn’t hurt. However, this is a fallacious argument given that we have no standard against which to measure the movie’s succes. How are we to know that it couldn’t have performed even better at the box office if it hadn’t been leaked?
Like I said, people can argue both sides of the issue, but I have always been of the opinion that leaks hinder rather than help – ESPECIALLY if it’s a leak of an unfinished version (missing things like music, sound effects, and visual effects). In the case of the latter, I’ll go back to my dessert analogy and liken it to giving someone a piece of cake before dinner – except that the cake is minus some key ingredients, namely sugar, eggs, and frosting – and expect them to have another piece to end their meal.
Davidd writes: “I’m sure you know who Susan Boyle is from Britain’s Got Talent. Well, the results for the show just came in….do you think she should have won rather than come in at second place?”
Answer: Don’t watch the show so I have no idea what the competition was like.