Talk:Star Wanderers

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This looks interesting! Thematically it looks like a blend of Earth 2 with The Starlost and a bit of Battlestar: Galactica maybe. And yet, clearly itself rather than a copy of those. Hmmmm.... Zahir 19:16, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

It's likely going to pull from those...although I hadn't thought of it consciously until you said it. I think it's going to take its initial direction from yet-another series, but will move forward from there. BoArthur 20:05, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

I couldn't resist...some designs for you to consider... Zahir 20:54, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Funny how the (usually expendable) security officers always get red shirts... Elemtilas 22:48, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
Yes. Not a long-term career choice in TV to be a walk-on role in a red shirt. Of course, there is actually one episode of the old Start Wreck where I saw a blue-shirt snuff it--but it's rare. BoArthur
Hey, its a primary color and seems right for folks who have to go in and use weapons. On the other hand, maybe their uniforms should be some other color? Myself, I liked how on Babylon 5 the station personnel wore Blue and Grey only--and the security folks were the latter. Zahir 01:00, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
Red hides the blood. ;) BoArthur 14:48, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Some Questions

1. Does the show feature FTL travel? If so, roughly how fast? For example, might the ships travel just under the speed of light, so that a round trip to and from Alpha Centauri would take nine years on Earth? Or does it go much faster, but it takes months to make the journey? 2. Are you going to have aliens show up, and if so how? To save money, of course, it would be easier if the aliens are like "pod people" and copy exactly the human form (like X-Files and/or that War of the Worlds series). Perhaps Alpha Centauri is the last bastion of a dying race? Look forward to your reply! Zahir 18:47, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

So many questions, Zahir!

1a. Yes, there's FTL travel.
1b. That's the thing--it'll vary how far the ship is travelling. I think it may be like Mariner in that it does short hops. The first hop is to take the ship out to the Oort Cloud/Kuiper Belt for fueling. The time from their departure to their arrival is going to be more than what it would take light to travel to that location from their prior location, that I know for sure. Sometimes it will be near instantaneous, sometimes it will be an hour before--sometimes it will be a week after.
1c. You'll have to wait and see.
2a. No aliens planned, just yet. Maybe at some point further down the road (ie, later this season/next).
2b. Could be--could be interesting

BoArthur 19:12, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

I don't mean to rain on your parade, but that seems like an awful lot of characters, if they're all regulars. Look at comparable shows: ST:TOS (three main, four supporting characters), Lost in Space (seven characters plus a robot), Buck Rogers (initially four, then five regulars), Buffy (initially six, eventually nine), Angel (initially three, eventually six with three supporting), the original BSG (six or seven regulars), etc. Just a word of concern, but it up to you of course. Zahir 17:19, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
Valid concern, and you're not raining on the parade. They're not all going to be active characters at the same time, but they're all going to be "regulars" to some extent.
For the series I've got something in mind like Heroes, where there are a number of characters, but we spend episodes focused in on just a few of them. I'm introducing them all in the first episode because I want to make sure I have plenty of extra-fodder for later episodes. (Kind of like staging scenes in engineering during the pilot, just to be sure that the set gets built.)
You'll see how the story really will work out once we get down into the run of the season. The first part's going to seem a bit off from what I'm actually going to do. BoArthur 17:54, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

This is going to sound nuts, but I came across this and thought it might make a wonderful theme song for the opening credits: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYSCHKmvcIY Or not. Either way, enjoy! Zahir 01:29, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Costuming

Zahir, I'd love to see what sort of modifications could be made to the original design of the uniforms to show the Legitimist, Benedictine and Free Men parties that have developed among the crew. I'd also be interested to see what sort of clothing changes you'll recommend for them now that some of them have reached the surface. BoArthur 18:52, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

maybe they could keep the uniforms but add some sort of accessory: sash, armband, etc...--Marc Pasquin 19:21, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
Well, clearly they'd need jackets and probably heavy padding. Keep in mind I'm not really good at drawing at all. My talent in that direction lies in manipulation of images that already exists. And methinks that the three factions would probably each have their own view how to make themselves distinct. Let me give it some thought... Zahir 16:24, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
Here's what I've thought of, over the weekend.
Benedictines: On-planet I can see them developping a sort of "habit", like what the monks would wear. This would serve the dual purpose of keeping them warm, but identifying them, as well. Something like this...although it should be modernized, a bit. I would also imagine that the color would be something that would withstand the planetary dirt and grime.
Off Planet, I see them adopting a habit that covers their heads, somewhat, made of a lycra like thing, or simply a cross blazoned across their chest (the habit covering their head would be a bit like the hejaab -- examples found here and here -- this would be for the men and women, eventually.
Free-Men: I thought of something raffish, like the Maquis and other "out-law" good-guys would look like. Something western, but jaunty.
Legitimists: I think of Navy Uniforms -- they could just keep the same uniforms, but add military type jackets, somewhat like what Marc came up with for SV2245's command crew.
Those are my thoughts. What do y'all think? BoArthur 18:25, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
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