Well, we got through the first 8 episodes, fleshing out the notes from the page I showed you last week, and then we needed to work out what the next step would be.
Our second batch of plot notes took shape on a bit of ruled paper taken from a complementary notepad my Dad brought back from one of his overseas meetings (hence the odd, definitely non-FP-related caption in the top left and picture in the bottom right). I like looking back over paper-based scripting sheets, as they give a better impression (compared to word-processed stuff) of how the ideas developed over time.
Fort Paradox: the Second Scripts
As you can see from the layout of this sheet, the conversation with The Bookworm was originally shorter and missing a couple of key points, and it was only intended to fill one or two episodes, instead of the three it eventually expanded to; Edwin's introduction was going to be crammed into less episodes as well. This sort of thing happens a lot. I like to take it as a positive sign - if a scene keeps growing and sprouting more asides, then it's probably doing something right. It's when a scene stagnates and stops suggesting other things that you've probably got a problem.
I'm not 100% sure what we'll be dredging up from the archive next week. Stay tuned!
- The Colclough (on behalf of itself & TMJ & SRJ)