My writing partner, Paul, got in yesterday for what should be a big week. We’ve got budget meetings tomorrow, script meetings with Jay Tuesday and Wednesday, and a whirlwind trip to the SyFy offices in New York that will see us flying out early Friday morning and flying back later that night. Today, we sat down with (well, actually, we all stood but you know what I mean) the Art Department, Costumes, and Props. In the case of the latter, it was all about the guns, guns, guns! And some swords and miscellaneous weaponry…
So we’re looking to use replicas of established guns as the base models for the futuristic sidearms and ordnance our crew – and everyone from Galactic Authority officers to Corporate Guards – will be packing. Both Three and Six will wield big-ass guns and carry chunky holstered handgun variants (something along the lines of what you see bottom left). One, Two and Four will go with sleeker shooters. Holster options range from hip and leg to shoulder and back.
Apparently the longer swords are your go-to blades if you’re looking to decapitate someone – but you already knew that. Four, our resident swordsman, would be adept with all four sheathed varieties – so we’ll keep all four in his quarters so that he can always have a choice.
The ship’s training room will house a variety of weapons, from simple training staffs to more exotic blades. Here, Property Master Victoria Klein shows off a little something from her personal collection.
Trevor gets mouthy with Alison. She responds in kind.
Testing Alison’s reflexes. Her rubber training sword is no match for my steel!
And you thought today was fun! I can’t wait for tomorrow’s two hour script note session!