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Notes and a Poll for B7: Perceptions stories 
19th-Mar-2009 11:02 am
Mysteries and Discoveries is now finished with Chapter 43 but I have a dilemma because I can't start on the Perceptions of Truth story yet.

The Jenna storyline was pushed to the side during Mysteries and Discoveries because there were too many things going on. Her journey has to be progressed much farther before I can do the final story.

So I am currently taking stock of where I am in the long-term plots front and trying to come up with ideas on what to do with the gap story.

Poll #1368162 Random Poll for B7:Perceptions

Would you like to see Jenna back with the crew?

Other. Please Specify.

For question above.

EDIT: An additional poll for story planning.

B7 Perceptions: Story 10 Planning Poll

Mysteries and Discoveries was predominantly angst so the next story will not be that. Well, maybe just a bit. I am looking back at some of the story suggestions made before I began Mysteries and Discoveries.

At this planning stage, I'm also searching for more ideas/suggestions and a bit of feedback to see how various things worked.

What did you think of the story of the boys? Did the mystery and discovery of who they were work for you? One of my biggest concerns was: were the boys recognizable as younger versions of our characters? And even though we knew that things were not going to end well for the boys, did the scenes of them being taken, still have a strong impact?

Each of the characters and many key relationships were developed in this story. What do you think of where the major characters and relationships are now?

EDIT: Thanks to reapermum's reminder, I am also in the process of making revisions to the Character Index. Additions have been made to the Major Characters. Other character details have been added up to the third story of Perceptions (The Definition of Peace). New material is marked in blue.
23rd-Mar-2009 11:53 pm (UTC) - command access
I've never understood how they could have a non-trusting Avon all of a sudden give Tarrant and Dayna command access to the ship. Dayna I might see a bit since he spent more time with her. But Tarrant? A total stranger who they really know nothing about except what Tarrant told them?

Watch one of the three interviews of Paul Darrow in 2005? not the three-part cult one, on Youtube. PD said Avon would never say that because it would give them the power. He is told, if he doesn't, then they haven't got a series, etc.
24th-Mar-2009 12:07 am (UTC) - Re: command access
Yes, I've pretty much watched everything there is about B7 that's available =D

The excuse never made any sense to me. I agree with PD, it made no sense and is completely out of character to have Avon do that. Or that Avon would let someone like Tarrant push him around like that. With Blake, Avon had no choice because Blake had control of the crew already. Tarrant doesn't. The crew should automatically follow Avon, as they did before whenever Blake was not around, and should not be trusting Tarrant to do anything until they had tested him. Avon certainly never would have nor would he or any of the original crew have accepted Tarrant giving any orders. It's why I consider the writers did not seem to understand the characters, esp Avon and Vila, after TN left.

Why would they not have a series? Why couldn't they have the first episode or so about the new people being tested and having to prove themselves? Now that would be different and plausible. What's wrong with Avon, Vila and Cally being the primary crew and Tarrant and Dayna on sufference for at least the first couple of episodes?

I think it was very short-sighted of the writers and producers to think that all the characters must have equal power on the ship in order to have a story.

And really, they didn't need a hotshot pilot on the Liberator and both Avon and Cally could pilot the ship just fine, if not exceptionally.
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