I’m back home and perusing the results of Thursday’s poll(s) which asked you to weigh in on which element of my outline for my (formerly) Untitled Awesome Project would make it to first draft.
A resounding YES to alien slang!
Drad! One of the things I loved about Farscape was the show’s replete glossary of slang terms – a grand loopy sci-fi tradition I hope to continue in this new series. And most of you agree!
“Diner Distress” gets the edge…
I know, I know. How can you pass judgement on a scene you know nothing about it – aside from the fact that it is presumably in a diner where one of our characters experiences some form of distress? Well, all I can say is that every time I’ve pitched the scene, it has never failed to elicit laughter. Akemi was saddened at the mere thought of not seeing this scene on screen – so hopefully, the majority is right and it does make the cut.
Yes, to aliens! Of course.
What would a great sci-fi series be without aliens? Clearly, you’re all onboard with extra-terrestrials – but the real question being asked is whether these particular aliens in the outline will get the go-ahead. Some resistance off the top but here’s hoping you’re right.
Saying yes to the jelly!
One scene in particular stands out as perhaps…perhaps a little too visceral in its jelliness – but it certainly sets the stakes. I could have self-censored at the outline stage but the sequence is too great to miss out on. At this point, it’s go big or go home!
Love for tea and the great outdoors.
Without giving too much away, this scene is tonally reminiscent of some of Dark Matter’s most memorable family scenes. As Ivon said after reading it: “Pulls at the heart strings.”.
No faith in dance.
Say it aint so. The majority is unconvinced by the carefully choreographed, crucial climactic dance number that caps the pilot. But, in all fairness, I bet the same people would have voted no to a hot chocolate-sipping alien. If it survives, I guarantee this will be the show’s most referenced – and rewatched – sequence.
Answers this week!
On several fronts!