How many Episodes?

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How many Episodes?

Postby thedugan » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:57 pm

I'm doing a synopsis for each episode, as can be seen in another thread.

I have a question - How many episodes were aired, how many filmed?
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Re: How many Episodes?

Postby jimbeau » Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:38 pm

as far as I can remember, there were 4 full seasons and half a season of aired episodes, a brief hiatus, 4 more episodes then years until the reunion show(s)

it's rumored there are more scripts and many scenes recorded from episodes that never made it to the screen.

This show was frought with troubles, it's a wonder it stuck together, I'm just glad Dusenburg had the guts to keep the cast together , even if barely through that last few episodes.

wasn't the 2nd episode of the 5th season a not-so-careful edit job of some of those extra scenes? I though the time-travel aspects of that episode would have worked if they'd been anle to do more than tape together film off the cutting-room floor.

Mike, remember that there are all sorts of pirated fan-fiction scripts out there, make sure you check your sources. I doubt we're ever going to get a complete history

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Re: How many Episodes?

Postby thedugan » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:49 pm

So your take is to write about (24 eps per year X 4 years minimum) + 12 + 4 = about 112 episodes....

I'm up to about 6 I think...
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Re: How many Episodes?

Postby jimbeau » Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:59 pm

Also, don't forget the Pilot episode.

but as far as how many eps per season, that was variable it started with 12 the first season, IIRC and then 16 the next three.

this was the 80s remember, before TV shows started filming 24 episodes at once

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Re: How many Episodes?

Postby thedugan » Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:41 pm

jimbeau wrote:Also, don't forget the Pilot episode.

but as far as how many eps per season, that was variable it started with 12 the first season, IIRC and then 16 the next three.

this was the 80s remember, before TV shows started filming 24 episodes at once


Okay - so... 2 (I'll make the pilot a two-parter) + 12 + (3X16) +12 + 4 =

14 + 42 + 16 = 72 episodes.

Fair enough - would anyone be terribly heart-broken of it actually took longer to tell the tale?
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Re: How many Episodes?

Postby jimbeau » Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:53 am

well, it depends on whether your the only one doing it.

the beauty of this thing was it's tendency toward random silliness. Not that you're incapable of that, but I think a single writer for 60 episodes may wear a bit thin.

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Re: How many Episodes?

Postby thedugan » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:49 am

jimbeau wrote:well, it depends on whether your the only one doing it.
the beauty of this thing was it's tendency toward random silliness.


See, I never thought about it that way.....even though there are some cbvious comedic spots in the stuff that's been posted in the past.

jimbeau wrote:Not that you're incapable of that, but I think a single writer for 60 episodes may wear a bit thin.


....and since I didn't see it that way, and you do, I have to throw in a few comedic spots I guess. :D

The point of the "outlines" is that they're just that, they're outlines. With the bones of the story in place, we know what systems we need to fabricate, characters that need to be described, and so on. I'm sort of counting on at least some useful criticism from the forum members, as I've done SOME writing - but nothing on this scale - and I'm not terribly organized.

And at least ONE comedic moment came to mind - last night.

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Re: How many Episodes?

Postby jimbeau » Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:20 am

I would like to bring back the cast list, tho, it helped put things in the correct light.

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Re: How many Episodes?

Postby thedugan » Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:52 pm

jimbeau wrote:I would like to bring back the cast list, tho, it helped put things in the correct light.


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