Well, damn. This pilot script simply refuses to be completed. I’m thinking I may just have to set it aside and come back at it with fresh eyes in a couple of months.
Time to shift creative gears and start reviewing some alternate materials: pilot script, series overview, special “character secrets” document, and the 13 episode first season breakdown. Thinking it may be a good idea to simply start work on episode #2 (The Corrupted).
Jen Draves writes: “How are the dogs doing?”
Answer: The dogs are well. Bubba is beginning to slow down, no longer jumping like he used to, but he is 12 so I suppose it’s to be expected.
Line Noise writes: “I can confirm the existence of chip butties. My girlfriend introduced them to me (it’s not a thing in Australia) and they’re OK if you want to cargo-load.”
Answer: Like, you mean, before you run a marathon? Carb up on chip butties?
Tam Dixon writes: “Is your project the one Brain Smith has been talking about?”
Answer: It isn’t, but it’s great to hear about Brian’s new show. He’s incredibly talented – and genuinely good guy. Very happy for him.
JimfromJersey writes: “Good luck Joe! When can you tell us the name of the project?”
Answer: I assume the official announcement will come sometime next week.
baterista9 writes: “Wonder if my local library has DVDs or the James Blish anthologies?”
Answer: I have the photo novels back home in Montreal!
Chris L writes: “Whatever happened to 24 Episode seasons?”
Answer: It depends on the series and where it lands. Cable shows usually run 10-13 episodes per season while network shows tend to be 20+. I prefer the former as both a viewer and a writer/producer.
Ponytail writes: “Well let’s go Joe. We’re ready. Where are we flying to?”
Answer: Toronto for a few days after which we need to get the writers’ room started. At some point in July, I’m going to have to visit L.A. for a few days.
JeffW writes: “I did make up some Carolina BBQ sauce…”
Question: What distinguishes a Carolina BBQ sauce from any other BBQ sauce?
katydid writes: “Also, for all those Star Trek TOS series geeks that are coming out of the woodwork (YES!!) have a listen here:
It’s the sound FX from the original series!! I may just listen to it later while cleaning the house :D”
Answer: Awesome. I’m going to have to download these to my iPhone.
katydid also writes: “There’s also another fan made film with Nichelle Nichols, Walter Keonig from TOS plus numerous other ST cast members. Exciting stuff!
Answer: I stumbled upon this series the other day and, I must admit, I’m very impressed. I fully intend to check the out once we’ve completed our re-watch. In fact, it might be fun to include these three episodes at the end of our re-watch.