Coming from a guy who created a VS of my own(for another network)-Lone Wolves-one of the most fun parts of the job was naming the episodes. Some of them hinted at what it was about(i.e. They Still Live was a crossover with Mutant X and, IMO, undid some of the damage done with season 3; Let's Do It Again, likewise, was a crossover with Seven Days...others took some dialogue or a song lyric(i.e. The World Begins Again which opened season 2, and We Had A Half Second To Spare, Maybe More)to even a quote from Winston Churchill(the last 3 episodes This Is Not The End..., ...Nor The Beginning of the End..., ...But The End of the Beginning).
Most of you(OK, SOME of you.... )might know me as the mastermind behind Lone Wolves, which aired for 4 seasons on VBC. I just found out that, due to VBC's switch to all video series, LW is now on the shelf. Season 5 was going to be its last season in any case(mainly due to the burnout I experience in trying to put together 12 episodes by myself). So...where to go from here? Should I try to bring it here...just mention the main plot points I wanted to bring in...or develop a new series from that one, which I've tentatively called Phoenix Squad? (I'll be glad to make the pitch for it later.)
One of mine....gotta be Dr. Gregory House. Dude's smart, abrasive, a pain in the ass to deal with...and yet, one of the most complex and layered characters that has been seen on TV for a while. Same with Dexter Morgan. Normally, we would hate a guy who's a cold blooded killer. However, he only kills the bad guys. So, right there you have a conflict.
I saw it online...and while it IS interesting, I could have done without all of the time jumping back and forth. That works better when you're a show like, say, Lost...you have a few years in earning viewers. The Event only has had 1 show.
That said...the pieces are in place to get a good story told here.
Not just that... but the majority of the people are really, really messed up over there. Sometimes, I get scared how many morons there are over there at You Tube. It's such a barbaric community consisting mostly of idiots that just swear all the time and say racist/homophobic things.
It's not just YT. It's EVERY place that allows people to comment on stuff seen on the internet. Politics...news sites....everything; it all seems to allow people to let loose with comments they wouldn't have the brass stones to say to someone's face.
1. Way back in elementary school, I was a spelling bee champ. Unfortunately, I never got on ABC(or ESPN)to strut my stuff. Compared to one past winner who was so exuberant at spelling the final word I thought she'd explode on the stage, maybe that's a good thing.
2. I've had the pleasure of seeing baseball in well over 3 dozen cities, from the majors down to indepedents. Every park is good, but if you had to ask me my 5 favorite parks, here they are: Huntington Park(Columbus, OH), Wrigley Field(Chicago), PNC Park(Pittsburgh), Canal Park(Akron, OH)and Comerica Park(Detroit).
3. I've worked for the same companies for over a decade.(One of them in 2 locations.)
4. Hockey is the sport that gives me the biggest rush to watch(on TV or in person). Baseball is next, then football. Basketball, frankly, bores the hell out of me.
5. Bugs Bunny is the funniest cartoon character I've ever seen.
6. Even with one virtual series under my belt(2 seasons of it, and planning a third), I'm still on the lookout to create more...possibly looking to the first one to help bring it to life.
7. As for music, my policy is simple: If it doesn't bore me, I'll listen to it.
8. Don't tell anyone...but I like soap operas. There, I said it.
9. Favorite city that I've been in? Pittsburgh, followed by Toronto.
10. Best series of the past few years that I've seen? Battlestar Galactica, followed by House.
Usually, with all the scripts I've written, I've done 4 acts and a teaser. (The first few were 5 acts and a teaser; the first one I ever did was a teaser, 6 or 7 acts and an epilogue(I considered it a feature-length pilot for my series; ergo, that's why more went into it.))
Megan: I saw most of the US/England game...and I don't think the Americans played THAT badly. But I will say this: Tim Howard can play on my team any day and Sunday, too. Dude takes a cleat to the chest and, even with sore ribs, continued to play his TAIL off. As he goes, so go the Americans.
Overall, right now it seems as if NO ONE wants to win the Cup. Most everything's been either a draw or upsets. I don't know if it's the new soccer ball that's the problem...or those damned horns you can hear every minute of the match.
Luckily, I'll be home to watch the next U.S. game.
-True Blood: You KNOW this show would never pass network muster, right? I mean, look at it...sexy as hell, a bit violent, plots that are outrageous if not off the wall, a couple to root for in Bill and Sookie.
-Torchwood: It got away from the "monster of the week" stuff and became better. (Oh, yeah, forgot to say...it's back in 2011!) And may Capt. Jack continue to be the most interesting sci-fi character out there.
-Battlestar Galactica(new): Frakking great series that just happens to be sci-fi...even if some of the plots near the end got to be too much.
-BtVS/Angel: Two parts of the same whole which share a few attributes: good casting, great writing, etc.
-Chappelle's Show: The skits are sharp and outrageous(especially if you get the uncensored ones!). Dave has no fear in parodying who needs to be parodied. It never fails to get some guffaws from me when I watch it.
(side notes: Vex...I presume you've heard the Power Rangers are coming back? And I agree on Kamen Rider Dragon Knight...a bit more adult than PR, but at its core they're the same.)