Another day down, another story done. That makes 8 out of our 13 first season episodes broken in less than three weeks. I feared today’s episode would prove tricky, but I got in early this morning and hashed out a rough outline. My writing partner, Paul (aka Captain Logic) had surprisingly few problems in the early going and we positively breezed through the first three acts. “Wow,”he marveled. “We’re moving quickly!” “Sure,”I said, “but I’m sure that we’ll eventually come to that sticking point.” And we eventually did, sometime after lunch and somewhere in the fourth act – but, thankfully, it wasn’t one of those “Let’s sleep on it” bumps. We talked it through, came up with some great scenes, and completed our beat sheet in record time. Sadly, not quite fast enough for us to roll right into episode 9, but still.
Today, we also received some early concept designs. I love this part of my job: weighing in on space ships. We had a choice of five sketched variations and then three color models. They were all terrific, but Paul and I preferred #2. I’m not a big fan of winged ships in general, but I do love armaments: gun turrets, plasma cannons, etc. This ship should be bad-ass, retrofitted with all sorts of illegal weaponry, and Bart’s first pass is a huge step in that direction. Very exciting.
While considering the different looks, I hopped online to do a little research and came across this interesting rundown of The Top 75 Spaceships in Movies and TV. A pretty solid list – but Stargate: Universe’s Destiny is conspicuously absent. Given the fact that this list was published back in July of 2009, however, I’m willing to cut the gang at Den of Geek some slack:
SFX came up with their own list, this of The top 51 Sci-Fi Spaceships where Stargate is well-represented:
And if you’re wondering how they all compare, check out this chart by Dirk Loechel comparing vessels from various SF worlds. Damn impressive!
So many terrific designs. Which are YOUR favorites?