A surprisingly productive day. The network notes on our first draft of the scifi pilot were minimal. We’ll take the weekend to address them and turn around the next draft (really, what amounts to a polish) by early next week after which it’ll “go wide”.
Also got an update from our business partner on those final pieces of the financial puzzle. Decisions have been bogged down by two confusingly unrelated stumbling blocks. 1. Apparently, potential partners are being inundated with “fantasy” projects and, despite attempts to set them straight, lump “science fiction” in the same category. 2. A past, er, soap opera-esque SF series (someone once described as Grey’s Anatomy in space) has scared some of the genre – despite the fact that that particular show was so atypical of most scifi on television. On the bright side, our business partner is confident the deal will get done – but it may take a little longer than we’d hoped.
Oh, and yeah, speaking of fantasy shows – we also received some great feedback on the second draft of that urban fantasy series we’re developing for another network. I expect another round of tweaks at which point THAT script will “go wide”.
An interesting development on the horror script front. A major player is apparently “intrigued” by the concept – which is all well and good but, while we’re waiting, our business partner on the other two projects expressed a desire to shoot a low budget horror script in the coming months and, hey, would we happen to have one? As a matter of fact…. I sent him the script yesterday. He’ll read it this weekend and, if it’s something he likes…dare I say it? Smoooooooth sailing!
Finally, I spent most of the afternoon (and much of yesterday) beating out the story for that female protagonist-centered drama series. Love what I have so far – which is two and a half acts and the last few scenes. I just need to figure out the details of the MacGuffin (“a plot device in the form of some goal, desired object, or other motivator that the protagonist (and sometimes the antagonist) is willing to do and sacrifice almost anything to pursue, protect or control” – Wikipedia). A couple of more days of dedicated mulling and I can actually start writing.
File this one under “Stargate Kid Makes Good”. Rumor has it that Jason Momoa is circling the part of Drax the Destroyer in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie: Jason Momoa Offered Lead Role in Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’
Continuing our trip down SGA memory lane with…
What is it they say about the road to Hell being paved with good intentions? Oh, yeah. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. On the one hand, our heroes have discovered a means of weaning wraith off their need to feed. On the other hand, the solution transforms the wraith into hideous mutations. Well, what do they say about having to break a few eggs to make an omelette? Oh, yeah. You can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs. Hmmmm. I know at least one pale, soul-sucking alien who might take offense.
All in all, a great monster-themed episode, and the last Stargate script by writer-producer Alan McCullough.
Did he just say “Muh”?