If anyone wants to see a particularly egregious example of RETCONNING in serialized television — I direct you to ALIAS, Episode 11 of Season 3. Written by yours truly. Its in-on-the-joke title is: FULL DISCLOSURE. One thing I always find particularly amusing here is Sydney Bristow's plane ride with Kendall. They… Read more
Great article. Serialization on TV is very difficult to sustain at the creative end for many reasons. Writing staff churn at all levels is one. Lack of a clear process and workflow to monitor the serialized elements is another. Other than the one and only JMS doing it all on Babylon 5, I think the staff of 24 did… Read more
@Evil Tortie's Mom: R.O.A.C.H.: Day One will certainly have a ton of VFX. The pilot is crazy with 'em. We got amazing work from EDEN FX, Branit FX, and an incredible matte painted named Eric Chauvin. But for the series I'm hoping to bring out my inner Blomkamp. The show is set in present day in the real world so… Read more
Sorry about the R. Lee Ermee typo! He's the best! I consider his monologue in ON DEADLY GROUND to be the best ever!
NBC is being super cool to me. Angela Bromstad and everyone at the network loves the pilot and is committed to the show. My writers start next week and we're gonna scribble are butts off to make every episode of DAY ONE awesome! If it tanks — it's on me.
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