1.26.2010

Third Incarnation Season 1 Outline

What follows is a brief outline of Season/Volume 1 of a concept I'm developing. It is very basic, just keywords to help me remember what occurs in that particular chapter (see previous blog entry for more details).

Right now, I'm thinking of this as a TV show. Whenever I think up TV show concepts, I think of them in terms of ideal case scenario (22 episode seasons) & realistic case (13 episode seasons). For the sake of this blog project, I'm going to assume major network full season pick up (ideal case scenario). Why not? After all, this will most likely be a comic book.

Titles w/o quotes are tentative titles & will be changed (several times) throughout this process.


Season 1 outline:

Ep101- "Yesterday"
Ep102- The Rider, aka: I don't want to forget
Ep103- Chelan, aka: Humans can't have weapons
Ep104- Koplin, aka: Hit me like you mean it, it has to look real
Ep105- Port & Aael, aka: Whatever you do, don't touch it
Ep106- City of the Sun, aka: That thing cannot step foot on this sacred soil
Ep107- City of the Sun, aka: The steak is tough, the cow walked the 3000 kilometers with us
Ep108- Crimson Storm, aka: What are you all afraid of, it's a kitten
Ep109- "General of the Unseen Army"
Ep110- Prison Life, aka: Won't they kill me if I'm holding this? Then drop it when they see you.
Ep111- Hunted, aka, It was a sound plan, don't know how it went so wrong
Ep112- Interlude: Raesputin, aka: You still want to hear how I lost my wings
Ep113- Serpent God's Lair - Celebration, aka: I've never been w/ a human
Ep114- Serpent God's Lair - Permanent Guests, aka: There's something moving in your hair
Ep115- Serpent God's Lair- Escape Plan...again, aka: I am sworn to protect my deity.
Ep116- The Rasp, aka: Take the shroom from my tail, no more than one. They are powerful
Ep117- Interlude: The Perch, aka, Aviate Politics is test of mortality and chance
Ep118-Witch Hunt, aka: All is forgiven, sometime in the next year, I'll owe you my freedom
Ep119-The Opposition- Dominic Rygel, the Man From Yesterday
Ep120- Interlude: Lowell's Discovery, aka: Your hand's not burnt
Ep121-The Opposition- Aviate Civil War, aka: Sometimes minor demons have morals
Ep122-House of Dreams, aka: Step where I step, exactly as I step


That's it for today. Think the next couple of blogs will focus on background info for the world this is set in.

Cheers!

TV Shows That Will Never Be: Third Incarnation


The Third Incarnation idea has been w/ me for a long time. Originally it started as a comic book concept, then morphed into a TV show, I briefly entertained it as a prose concept, & recently it came full circle back to being a comic. Like I said, it's been w/ me for a long time. Ideally I'd like it to be a TV show, but from what I know of how the TV industry works, don't think it will fly (for example, the bulk of the main characters won't be introduced until episode 3...don't see network exec's understanding that one). If this does see the light of day, it will most likely be a comic book. For me, this concept requires a visual medium.

Synopsis: Jason Kaiser is freed from a 3000 year imprisonment at the center of the Earth. He soon discovers that not only are some semblance of all myths, legends, and lore true, but many are now the dominate species. His rescuers are entangled in the pursuit of a prophecy written by his employer 3000 years before. The prophecy itself is incomplete, the bulk of it lost through the ages. One fact is certain, Jason is the "Man From Yesterday", one of the guardians destined to stand with the "One Without Heritage" at the "Gate of Tomorrow."

Been thinking about the Third Incarnation a lot lately, & I've come to the decision to develop it. I'm going to do it here, on my blog.

The way my mind works, is when an idea for a project captures my attention, I initially visualize scenes/events at various points throughout the entire series. In order to "translate" it into a comprehensive story, I need to fill in the events between these points...get the story from point A to point D (if that makes any sense).

So what will follow next is the basic episode/chapter outline of the first season/volume. And by basic, I mean very basic. Containing title only...essentially keywords that will remind me of the scene/event that occurs in that particular chapter. Third Incarnation blog entries after that will dive progressively into more detail for each chapter (synopsis, notes/brainstorms, outline, script, etc).

Enjoy the journey.

Cheers!

1.18.2010

Networks, I don't get it...

There seems to be an annoying trend this Winter season. Networks are airing extremely abbreviated runs of episodes, and then preempting them/outright pulling them from their schedule. NBC has the Olympics, so there it is understandable...to a point.

Fox, for example, aired one new ep of House, then is skipping a week to air 2 hours of 24. Why not just have premiered 24 a week earlier, or House 2 weeks later? Wouldn't that be more consistent? I can't even express how pissed I am that we only get 3 eps of Fringe. Yes, I know ratings are down, but the show did so much better following American Idol, not to mention it wasn't competing against ratings behemoth CSI, & the more ratings modest Supernatural (which I'm sure attracts a similar audience...I know, 'cuz I'm one of them).

Cable nets aren't innocent of this trend either. Probably the big motivator for this post was the season finale of Sanctuary. Pulled in December for Christmas programming, it came back a few weeks ago to air only 3 episodes!? Part of me was kinda looking forward to the Sanctuary/Caprica combo on Fridays. Seriously, why not just have started the season earlier & run them all through?

I'm weird, being that I track shows I like. So when they come back on the air, I know when. Most people, however, aren't TV geeks, & aren't paying attention. Chances are they don't have a clue that show they liked is coming back unless they're lucky enough to catch a commercial. That is assuming they tune into the particular network of their show when it's off the air.

In a world where ratings make the network world go round, to me it makes no sense to have short spurts of shows before long breaks. Wouldn't it be more logical to air longer runs which will more ingrain a viewing habit to your network?

btw, Lost is now on Tuesdays @9p...moved yet again by ABC. Just thankful that they're going the air the entire season. ~whew~

1.13.2010

No TV = ug.

So over the last week, Henry was participating in this school program where we don't watch TV for a week. At the end of it, he gets a certificate.

Whereas he's been overall really good about it, his little brother (5) has literally been bouncing off the walls. Over the last week I have discovered that "family time" lasts about 2 hours (at the VERY most) before decending into total chaos. Don't get me wrong, it is not all bad (had some fun times together), but a whole week of it is a bit much. Say what you will about TV, but, as a parent, that half hour they're still & quiet during Ben 10 really does wonders for my sanity.

1.01.2010

Oh Good Grief, Think I've Gone Mad...

Decided to start a little project on my Twitter account. For the next month or so, I'm going to publish daily tweats in the voice of an adult Charlie Brown. Awhile back I had an idea for a live action Charlie Brown movie ("Your Turning 30 Charlie Brown), and I thought long and hard on where all the core characters ended up in life. The tweats, for me, are a fun way of briefly bringing these concepts to life.

Happy New Year!!!