|Time for an Update!
||[Sep. 19th, 2006|01:34 pm]
Time for an update. Work on the Pilot episodes outlines is still in progress. It's going well, if I do say so. It's certain that on their first tryst offworld, Terra-15 will find an offworld base of types. It isn't just going to be Anthony, Stepanik and Ryan, however. A few supporting characters have been added to the mix. Nothing's definite, but Alex Zahara and Andromeda's Keith Hamilton Cobb are currently in talks for one or more of those roles. At the moment, all we know about the supporting cast are names, which I will divulge:
Lt. Colonel Julius Maxwell: This character will have major conflict with Anthony. He's the leader of his own team and kind of an asshole.
Major Dana Talbot: She's the real "Carter" of Col. Maxwell's team.
Captain Katarina Durand
Captain Ian "The Canon" Buchanan: Gum, guts, guns and attitude. This guy will be the personification of "Backup". Also some conflict with Stepanik.
Dr. Stephanie Angelica Mcbride: Medical personnell. 'nuff said.
It's a big team, but one that'll be necessary for Terra-15 to stand any kind of chance out there in the big scary universe. They're basically muscle, but their backstories definitely won't be ignored.
A few comments on the offworld base idea: It's of alien origin, obviously, not Ancient, but it hasa lot of similiarities to Ancient design. All I know at the moment concerning the origin of it's builders is that they were a part of the Four Great Races. It's going to be a place that's been abandoned. A bit like Atlantis, but very different. For one: It's landlocked. Two: it's a place that when it's found, will be in a bad state of decommision. They'll basically have to pretty things up by themselves. Some things inside won't be salvagable - some will, but they'll have help getting around because, hey, sometimes builders leave things behind, right? I'm not sure on the design, I think I'll leave that up to some imaginative concept artist. But these are the basic things about it. Defense systems and vehicles will definitely figure into the structure. Again - up to concept designers.
That's all for now. Gotta get back to episode writing.