Posts Tagged ‘ Behind the Scenes ’

Legion: Biblical Scholar

Aug 3rd, 2015 | By

Legion deals with the apocalypse, and does so in an unusual manner. This is a passionate, and quite contested, topic. As Biblical Scholar, it will be your task to provide the information and insight needed for writers, directors, designers, and others to create stories that fulfill their story-telling needs, while still remaining consistent with what is written.


Feb 16th, 2011 | By

Recently, some friends and I have been swapping DVDs and watching episodes of old SF shows from the 70s and 80s. Back when we were kids, Buck Rogers was a great show. Looking back on it 30 years later… well… as one friend put it, “God, if not for Erin Gray this show would be
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Gemini Colony Draft Response

Jan 25th, 2011 | By

Doug, my co-writer for Gemini Colony, has returned his comments on my initial draft.  My concerns were justified.  He agrees that the script needs significant re-writes in order to launch the show properly.  So, I’ll be taking some time to re-read and re-write the existing script to tighten it up and shift the focus a
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Getting Magical

Dec 23rd, 2010 | By

The rough draft for the Gemini Colony pilot episode is done (and there was much rejoicing).  It’s sitting in the queue waiting to be shredded and rebuilt by the other half of the writing team–but that’s not going to happen until after the holidays are done. So… while we’re waiting for that, I’ve decided to
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The Goal

Dec 22nd, 2010 | By

While there are bits and pieces  of the goal of the Trilobyte Project that have been mentioned throughout the site, there isn’t a place that paints a picture of what we hope the project will look like when it’s running at full steam. The site The site will, of course grow exponensionally–both in size and
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Dec 19th, 2010 | By

While I wish I could  say that I’m one of those writers that can whip out a movie script overnight, I’m not.  I have, however, been working diligently to finish up the script for the pilot episode of Gemini Colony. Pilot episodes are the hardest; they require a real balancing act.  You need to introduce
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The Corporate Mindset

Dec 19th, 2010 | By

SyFy announced this week that Stargate: Universe is cancelled after this season is over.  While I have a number of criticisms about the show, it’s still one of the better science fiction shows on TV–and it’s just starting to find it’s feet. As with many of the well-written science fiction shows, SG:U fell victim to
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The Sound of Stories (Part 2)

Dec 7th, 2010 | By

As I’ve said before, music is a big part of my creative process.  Another one of the scores that’s been a staple of my playlist is the score for 300.  Tyler Bates has a rather impressive filmography.  The first  I heard of him (that I knew) was for 300.  After seeing the movie, I headed
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Post-Tryphophan Update

Nov 28th, 2010 | By

Well, I’ve finally slipped out of my turkey-induced coma[1] and I’m back on the job. I spent last night doing some grass-roots marketing (and picking up a potential new linguistics consultant and all-around contributor), and this morning I’ve been going over the plot updates other writers have been contributing.  The script for the pilot episode
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Creating Characters

Nov 22nd, 2010 | By

Any serious fan would agree that a good story needs two basic components:  An interesting plot and believable characters.  Those characters might be utterly unrealistic, but they have to be believable.   The question isn’t “Could this person exist?” but rather “If this person existed, how would they act?” Being a very visual person, I’ve always
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