Thanks to all for the good thoughts. (And my Visual Consultant is
already on me about making patches...sigh.)
There will be a novelization, though we haven't yet set a publisher.
Today the finalized artwork on the B-5 logo came in (what's uploaded here
is a rough version). It's absolutely *gorgeous*. The Warner Bros. publicity
guys are working like busy little beavers, putting together the hardcover
presentation volume about the show for the stations, they're absolutely stoked
about the show.
In a couple of weeks, right before the Christmas break, we're going to
assemble the full production team, the First Team as we're calling it now, for
an all-day meeting to go over the original 2-hour script and see what
production suggestions there are. Then the rewrite will be done over the
Christmas break, which will lock down the draft until we actually get close
to production, which will necessitate some additional changes for set and
other requirements. We're starting to add on other production staff now --
assistants and the like -- since things are starting to heat up a little.
Thus far, we've got two Executive Producers (me and Doug Netter, with
whom I worked on CAPTAIN POWER, a man every bit as grumpy and curmudgeonly as
me, and he's a hoot to work with...particularly since he tends to leave me
alone story-wise), a Line Producer (John Copeland, also from C.P.), a
Conceptual Artist/Visual Consultant (Peter Ledger, the artist who did the
artwork now in hand), a computer effects wizard (Ron Thornton of NewTek,
inventers of the Video Toaster, folks who are on the cutting edge of EFX
technology), a Production/Set Designer (John Acavelli, from such movies as
HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS) and about half a dozen others, mostly young, eager,
bright folks with a chip on their shoulder in the sense that they want to show
what this show, and they, can do. It's not enough for ANY of us that the show
succeed; we want it to kick ass.
We won't start casting until after the first of the year, when the script
has been locked down.