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    Quote Originally Posted by me@sanctuary View Post
    I second that, well said minigeek
    Hey, I'm in total professional awe of what they're doing. Fangirling the project is the least I can do.
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    Isn't she scared that she'll be typecasting herself? It sounds like she's going to be a scifi scientist again. There's even a guy who looks like a nerdy version of Michael Shanks.

    I thought she wanted to do comedy. She's a lot more attractive than Meg Ryan & Helen Hunt. I'll watch it, but I can't see it lasting. I hope Amanda & Paul McGillion at least make a few bucks.
    I agree with you about being glad to see some of the SG faces and was happy to hear Paul McGillion would be in it! I think it gives all the actors a chance to try something completely new: new characters, new creative team, virtually rendered sets, mostly green screen, new stories, a new way to stretch their creative wings.

    As to your concerns, I think this will last. In fact, I think this is the first of many "internet" series. Think about it, you can watch when you want, your input is sought and appreciated, and somehow, the show is interactive. This is already so different than most shows, I can't wait to see what happens.

    If we support the show financially and provide constructive ideas/ feedback, the show will have a chance to grow, characters will develope, stories unfold, and the whole interactive thing will evolve. I think we will all be blown away! (no pressure Team Sanctuary hehe.)

    I wanted to see AT in some comedy too, and Damian Kindler mentioned he would not let Amandas' comedic abilities go to waste, so, hopefully, we will get some of what you suggested - Amandas' great comedic skills!

    From Kindlers' blog: Top 10 reasons AT is cool: #3) She's funny. And I don't mean somewhat amusing. I mean like make her your MC at your wedding funny. A talent that was, I'm sad to say, woefully under-used in Stargate. Believe me, I won't make the same mistake.
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    YAY for MAY!
    that's my birth month. look at what GIFT i get!




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    ps - we need a helen smileyface
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripple in Space View Post
    Isn't she scared that she'll be typecasting herself? It sounds like she's going to be a scifi scientist again. There's even a guy who looks like a nerdy version of Michael Shanks.

    I thought she wanted to do comedy. She's a lot more attractive than Meg Ryan & Helen Hunt. I'll watch it, but I can't see it lasting. I hope Amanda & Paul McGillion at least make a few bucks.
    I'm not really sure if she's worried about being typecast; but I personally don't see the similiarities between the characters. From what I have read, it was my understanding that Helen is an actual doctor not just a doctor by title like Sam. I suppose you can consider her as being typecast since both shows are sci-fi, but to be perfectly honest, any actor who plays a character in the sci-fi genre for over a decade is going to have a very hard time finding roles where they aren't type cast in one way or another; and I think Amanda has made a very important step to move away from that in this series, in that she's also an Executive Producer and will probably have much more say in how the character develops over time than she would have in any other role.

    Also as someone stated earlier, Damian has said that he recognizes how comedically talented Amanda is and he doesn't plan to let that go to waste like they did on Stargate; so I'm hoping we will see a very different character with Helen --- but I suppose only time will tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripple in Space View Post
    Isn't she scared that she'll be typecasting herself? It sounds like she's going to be a scifi scientist again. There's even a guy who looks like a nerdy version of Michael Shanks.

    I thought she wanted to do comedy. She's a lot more attractive than Meg Ryan & Helen Hunt. I'll watch it, but I can't see it lasting. I hope Amanda & Paul McGillion at least make a few bucks.

    I don't personally think there is any chance of Amanda typecasting herself in Sanctuary. Why would she? The premise is totally different, it's got a fantasy/sci-fi/gothic ring to it and is therefore crossing several genres, limited by none of them, but able to tap into all.

    She's playing a doctor not a scientist and there will be chances to see Helen in situations, I would think, across the many years she's been alive in flashbacks, so crossing different time periods. That is an enrichment to the character and will help to ensure more depth.

    As to her protege, he didn't spring to my mind as anything resembling Michael Shanks or any version thereof. He actually didn't remind me of anyone in any show so that's good because the character is fresh as is the character of Helen's daughter.

    I actually *can* see it lasting. It has a massive fanbase already of extremely loyal fans. It's innovative, is what sci-fi fans have been desperately hoping someone who would have the vision to do, that is involve the viewer in such a way as to make them feel a part of it. That is something sci-fi fans in particular are good at, getting totally involved and immersed in a show.

    With regard to Amanda's comedic talents, I have no doubts whatsoever that these will be utilised to the full, given that she has Damian Kindler and Martin Wood at the helm and let's not forget her status on the series. I personally think that this will be a show which will let her stretch herself to the full and use all her talents also to the full. I personally can't wait.

    Oh yes, this *will* last, probably a lot longer than anyone could possibly hope for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by me@sanctuary View Post
    A 2 min. trailer coming soon!!

    It's gonna to be so COOOOOL
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    A staggering 1.7 million people have checked out the sanctuary site.
    (all different IP's)
    AMAZING EH?
    Wow 1.7 million and we haven't even seen the trailer yet!! How awesome is that. Really looking forward to the trailer. This is all great news!

    So Will (played by Robin) and Helen (played by Amanda) are both doctors. Will is a psychiatrist and Helen's protégé. Is Helen a psychiatrist or is she a medical doctor (Physician)? When the first spoilers were released I was thinking Physician ... And the protégé part was Will learning to fight the abnormals. However it's may be that Helen is a psychiatrist... and she and Will work together. Maybe that is how the reluctant protégé discovers the Sanctuary? LOL just musing outloud can't wait for the trailer!
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    OK - the Slice of SciFi podcast is up. It's a 39Mb MP3 file if you want to download it or you can listen to it online or grab it with your aggregator. For those of you not familiar with the show it's usually about 1hr long and contains news, TV, Movies and an interview.

    Damian & Amanda's interview starts around 31:40 mins in and goes for about 17 mins.

    For those of you on dialup I'll see if I can get a transcript done for you tomorrow sometime.
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    thanks for the info realmofx

    i think the show has the potential to be really good, and there obv a lot of interest in it. i cant wait until may.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ann_sgcfan View Post
    Wow 1.7 million and we haven't even seen the trailer yet!! How awesome is that. Really looking forward to the trailer. This is all great news!

    So Will (played by Robin) and Helen (played by Amanda) are both doctors. Will is a psychiatrist and Helen's protégé. Is Helen a psychiatrist or is she a medical doctor (M.D.)? When the first spoilers were released I was thinking medical doctor (M.D.). And the protégé part was Will learning to fight the abnormals. However it probably makes more since that Helen is a psychiatrist... and she and Will work together. Maybe that is how the reluctant protégé discovers the Sanctuary? LOL can't wait for the trailer!
    This is only my interpretation, but after listening to the interview with Damian and Amanda on Slice of Sci-fi today, I see Helen more as a medical doctor, perhaps even a geneticist, someone who has spent literally decades trying to determine what actually caused the creatures in the Sanctuary to evolve in the manner that they have and perhaps to find a reason and cure for her own immortality.

    IMO, I think that after living a hundred plus years and watching countless of associates, friends and family members die, that Helen would really need to find someone with whom she could confide -- a psychiatrist. So I'm thinking that perhaps this is how Will becomes involved with Helen & the Sanctuary.

    It's just a thought. I could be way off, but it's definitely intriguing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ann_sgcfan View Post
    Wow 1.7 million and we haven't even seen the trailer yet!! How awesome is that. Really looking forward to the trailer. This is all great news!

    So Will (played by Robin) and Helen (played by Amanda) are both doctors. Will is a psychiatrist and Helen's protégé. Is Helen a psychiatrist or is she a medical doctor (Physician)? When the first spoilers were released I was thinking Physician ... And the protégé part was Will learning to fight the abnormals. However it's may be that Helen is a psychiatrist... and she and Will work together. Maybe that is how the reluctant protégé discovers the Sanctuary? LOL just musing outloud can't wait for the trailer!
    Psychiatrists are MD's, psychologists are PhDs. Common mistake, hehe.

    Helen is an MD. The first female physician actually did train about the same time Helen did (can't remember if it was in England or not).

    By now, after being a physician for 130 or so years, she could master any specialty she wanted.
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    Here's the transcript of the Slice of SciFi interview with Amanda Tapping and Damian Kindler. It's in 2 parts.

    Part 1.

    Spoiler:
    AT - Amanda Tapping
    DK - Damian Kindler
    SB - Summer Brooks
    INT - Michael R Mennenga or Tim Adamec

    And welcome back to Slice of SciFi I'm Michael R Mennenga, I'm Summer Brooks and I am Tim Adamec.

    SB: And today we have with us Amanda Tapping who is the star of the new internet series Sanctuary and Damian Kindler who is the writer creator of the series. Welcome to the show people.

    AT: Thank you

    DK: Thanks a lot

    SB: I received this very intriguing email telling me all about Sanctuary and I was teased enough to want to know more and there isn't a whole lot more out there yet, for me to see so I want to congratulate you for a very, very successful tease.

    Laughter

    AT: Thank you

    SB: So if you could - well first tell us how this project got started and Amanda tell us how you just hop in on it.

    AT: Well I'll let Damian explain how it got started 'cause this is his creative baby.

    DK: Ah OK ... Well let's see, there's long and short versions I mean the short version really is Sanctuary was a script I wrote about seven years ago to be honest. I just wrote it ... I wrote it after having lunch with my agent in LA and her saying you know look we need another writing sample from you. That's what writers are all under pressure to have is another sample and it's always a sample that's not what you're associated with. So for instance ... you know lately it'll be like "We need something that's not Stargate, you've got a million Stargate scripts, so what do you have that's not Stargate?". They're always looking for something you don't have, which is always frustrating and she said "Well why don't you write a pilot script for yourself for a show that you'd like to see".

    So I did and then I think it was not long after that was all said and done that I was working on Stargate and so Sanctuary sat on my hard drive for literally six years until I showed it to Martin Wood, who is the director who shot the pilot and um he directed the pilot and he's one of the top directors in the Stargate franchise and he ran around the room like the little kid that he is going "This is great, we gotta do it!" and da da da and that coincided with putting together an initiative to get high quality entertainment up on the web and open sourced it to get out from under the yoke of restrictive studios and networks who sometimes are wonderful to work with and are sometimes horrifying to work with so you know the only way I can put it is to sort of cap it off is that is one of these - the past year has been this amazing synchronicity of you know timing, material, talent and you know access to what we needed to get this done.

    The script was there, Martin loved it, the people behind the technology of getting this up and running were available and eager and Amanda Tapping said yes to the role. She was the only - there was like one choice and it was her and if she'd said no we would probably have stuck it back on my hard drive. So here we are and that's sort of the broad strokes of how it all came to pass.

    INT: Well you kind of touched on it a little bit and I wanted you to elaborate on this kinda a little more. You decided to take this direct to the internet and not shop it around, was that the decision from the beginning?

    DK: Um yeah. Actually it's interesting what happened is I ah - it all started actually ironically with going on a little day ski trip with a buddy of mine. ?? he had no affiliation with Stargate, he was actually a Vice President of some very big titles over at Electronic Arts, which is the other big industry in Vancouver is video games. And he'd been in Electronic Arts for 14 years he'd overseen FIFA soccer franchise and Marvel Nemesis and Defjam Vendetta and some really cool games and he's a really neat guy. He had a completely different spin on entertainment and his name is Marc Aubanel and he is one of the founders of Stage 3 Media the production company that's making Sanctuary.

    And so Marc and I went skiing and we started sharing information. He had just left Electronic Arts and I was still working on Stargate and Atlantis and we were just chatting. We spent the day comparing notes about our industries. We saw the good sides and the bad sides and what began to take shape by lunch time was "What if there is another way to do it using the internet and what is the internet going to be". And this is to put it in context, you know Amanda can testify to this, this is before YouTube was sold to Google, this is before everybody was putting everything on the net.

    It's been a very heady crazy bell curve kinda year for stuff going on to the internet. A year ago it wasn't as you know there wasn't the media there is now and Marc and I began to put together this theory of how it could be done and he said at the end of the day, I said look why don't I bring the best and the brightest from the TV side over and you bring the best and the brightest from the gaming, web and interactive side over and let's put everyone in a room and it'll be like you know cats in a bag. They'll either tear each other apart or start licking each other and having fun. And you know we had a bit of both "No, No you guys are wasting money doing that" and "No, No you guys don't understand the audience" and we're "yeah but that's cool, that's cool" and finally it all became very much a love in and then it only became a question of what's the project and once we'd realised ... I mean we'd bandied about other concepts but once we pulled out Sanctuary and realised that Sci Fi is the absolute hard core nexus of what the net is doing and going I mean literally there's only two places where the net ... two genres where technology breaks ground with entertainment and that's pornography and SciFi.

    INT: Well hopefully this is as successful.

    DK: And well you know some people don't do porn and we decided to go with SciFi because it's what we know how to do.

    Laughter

    SB: So Amanda, he just showed you the script and said "Please, please?" And you said "Oh yeah"?

    AT: He and Martin sent me the script and I read it and I think within ... I read it very quickly because I thought it was such an amazing script and literally within minutes I was on the phone to Damian saying "Oh my God! This is amazing please let me play this part" and he said "We're hoping you will" and I said "I'm hoping you'll cast me" and so that was a little love in. And it was just so different, the concept was different, the characters were different than what I had been playing for the last 10 years. Even in that initial conversation Damian and I talked about her look, her style and you know her whole demeanour and I just thought this is just too cool to pass up. And the timing worked out in terms of being in between the filming seasons for Stargate so it all came together very nicely.

    AT & DK speak over each other

    AT: Go ahead creative man.

    DK: Can I just add to what you're saying. It's one of those things where when once you've shot two hours of footage and you just look back and you realise that it was absolutely meant to be Amanda Tapping's next incarnation ah next iconic role because although it is so completely different than Carter, for instance that technical stuff that was going on with the problems you were having before hand, Carter might have been able to help you but Magnus would have been helpless.

    Laughter

    AT: There was a little Carter side of me that wanted to help out there.

    INT: How hard was it for you to separate these two characters?

    AT: Very easy. They are so completely different.

    INT: Really?

    AT: Yeah I've been walking around in Carte's army boots for 10 years and I'm very comfortable with her and I understand her and so Magnus was just a challenge as an actor. I felt revitalised in a lot of ways and she is just completely, completely different. Not at all the same character so it was very easy to make the switch because there was no weird crossover.

    INT: Can you tell us a little about her story?

    AT: Well she's 157 years old and looking pretty damn good!! (laughs) She's a doctor in Victorian England and basically took over her father's practice. Wherein he brings in these disparate abnormal creatures from around the world which is reviled by society and creates a sanctuary for them and studies them and creates a safe haven but also studies them for scientific reasons believing that they are in fact the evolution of our species. She takes over that practice basically and there's a big danger factor involved and there's big intrigue and adventure factor involved but it is also from a scientific perspective that's where she gets jazzed. And a 150 years down the road she has a daughter who is now a part of that process helping her collect these creatures and she hires a young psychiatrist to help her. Part of the curse of living 157 years and not aging is that the people she has working with her get old and die and she has to replace them so Will the character played by Robin Dunne is her latest psychiatrist to come along to the Sanctuary team so ...

    DK: And not all of our protégé's die in pretty ways.

    Laughter

    AT: Right, woops.

    DK: They often die strangely and oddly so it's not fun boots to fill.

    INT: As it's supposed to be.

    DK: Exactly.

    Continued in Part 2
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    Part 2 - Slice of SciFi interview.

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    INT: I was just going to ask as you're filming this is there a large difference how you approach filming this new stuff for the web versus how you do with say Stargate or one of the other shows?

    AT: Yeah we're shooting it entirely on green screen so all of our sets and all of our big pieces and our mattes and everything are all basically we're shooting with a table and chair would be on set or a door but other than that it's all left up to the imagination and interpretation of our computer graphics department. The physicality of filming it is completely different.

    INT: Well I guess that's the thing you kind of have an idea on Stargate and Atlantis of what things look like ah working on this kind of green screen do you have any idea what the creatures are going to look like before hand or is that all done in post concept?

    AT: No, we have renderings to look at before hand. We have a pretty clear idea where we're going and what the hallways going to look like and what the doorway is going to look like and what creatures we're looking at and what the lab is going to look like. But it's a lab and it's huge. Sanctuary itself is an abandoned church and then down in the gunnels of this church and it's huge, it's absolutely massive like stories high of laboratory and ...

    DK: It's one of the things that is going to make Sanctuary very different. There's so many ... you can have a long list of the reasons why it's different conceptually but also technologically. I mean we were using ... and this is what happens when you mash up technological experts from different parts of media, we were using 3D computer imaging for our pre vis which was tied directly to the head of the cameras so that we could literally go behind a monitor and see the camera moving with actors on it with the partially rendered backgrounds already in place and moving in 3D real time which we had people coming from all over Vancouver checking out the way we were using this new technology. We shot on High Definition tape but the tape was only backup, we mainly shot tapelessly and direct to hard drive in High Definition.

    There was a lot of technological firsts, a massive amount of pre vis is done you really know you're kind of doing your post before hand so in post you're actually executing the rest of the plan. So the whole the two hour shoot was such a huge treat for a lot of people involved because it was a very new way of working and a lot of people are believing it's the future of the way genre programmes are going to be shot. Either features, series or webcasts or what have you because we're going to create looks and places that you just couldn't go to on location. You know we're not going to the same British Columbia looking like treed forests and planets of Stargate. We're doing what 300 did like they shot their entire movie inside one big gigantic soundstage.

    INT: Or it's reminding me of Sky Captain World of Tomorrow.

    AT: Yes.

    DK: It is in a way and Sin City

    SB: So what are your ideas for expanding in the gaming and the social networking, like are people in Second Life going to be able to open the door and take a peek at the castle or is there going to be a full game where you try to be one of the new employees and not die.

    Laughter

    DK: You know that stuff is all going to have a natural evolution. We have a basic plan that's being based into the way it's going to be released. Where there'll be social networking and gaming and interactivity and 3D movement through elements of the programme and lots of assets that are going to be released for people to use, avatars of monsters and you'll be able to you know take stuff and do your own green screen mash ups all sorts of fun things and that's just the beginning. Where it goes from there is based on how much people using these and what ways they are using them and what are the limits of our technology and how fast can we build together you know online virtual interactive worlds for people to play in because that's the next level of suturing in you know dramatic entertainment that's so malleable that people can be a part of it as opposed to just passive viewers and then having to post forums and stuff. We want to take it to the next level there so ...

    SB: Last question, the website is www.sanctuaryforall.com and when will people be able to view the first episode?

    DK: The tentative schedule is to roll out ... now let's just clarify a few things, there's going to be eight webisodes.

    SB: Oh.

    DK: Yeah there's going to be a full two hours of stories, we shot a full two hour pilot so we're going to be releasing eight webisodes that are roughly, approximately 15 minutes per webisode and the first of those webisodes is set to go live sometime in May. But between now and then we're going to be releasing a lot of assets. We're going to be showing ah we're going to be releasing concept art, there's a blog you can be watching, and there's going to be a lot of information about the show that's going to be rolled out bit by bit.

    There'll be a smaller trailer then there'll be a longer version more involved trailer that will give you a sense of the world that you're going to be seeing and you're going to get a real sense of what the show is bit by bit. But let me put it this way the fans are really going to have to want to ... we're not going to spoon feed it to people. People who want to know about the show are going to come and find it in all sorts of interesting places on the web and the site www.sanctuaryforall.com will be the base platform for all that information that is slowly being put out and it will all lead to the launch in May.

    INT: Wow, that's excellent.

    SB: That sounds amazing.

    INT I want to hear more but we are completely out of time.

    AT: We'll have a lot more to tell you in a couple of months maybe.

    INT: Excellent.

    SB: I think we'll be bringing them back for an update very soon.

    AT: Great.

    SB: Well thank you Amanda and Damian for your time this morning.

    AT: Thank you.

    DK: Thanks so much.

    SB: We'll be back with more Slice of SciFi right after this.
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    Sounds crappy but I'll give it a go for AT and MW

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    Quote Originally Posted by minigeek View Post
    This is completely different. As is the medium and the delivery mechanism. What we're looking at is rather a revolution in consumer driven media/entertainment, it's the crest of a kind of wave that I hope will surmount even the tallest network television buildings out there. Artists like Amanda, like Damian, creative professionals, the crew involved, everyone on the team is doing this not only for the money but for the reason that it's bold and brilliant and exciting. It seems fairly clear already that this is not "just another gig" for them; this is more than special, and I really believe that as a labour of such outstanding innovation, the outcome may very well astound skeptics everywhere. Eventually, I can imagine an explosion of revelation for the entertainment industry as a whole out of projects just like this. Viral distribution and viewer driven interactivity? Artist/Viewer collaboration? Holy Hannah, hey?
    Plus, it'll be great for consumers until advertisers figure out how to stick their greedy fingers into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minigeek View Post
    Hey, I'm in total professional awe of what they're doing. Fangirling the project is the least I can do.
    As a fan, I'm excited to be a part of something like this from the beginning. Something potentially revolutionary... cutting edge... wave of the future...

    I'm an unabashed, card-carrying, Sanctuary pimp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by me@sanctuary View Post
    A staggering 1.7 million people have checked out the sanctuary site.
    (all different IP's)
    AMAZING EH?
    Wow! That is too cool! This is going to be HUGE!
    Quote Originally Posted by Ripple in Space View Post
    Isn't she scared that she'll be typecasting herself? It sounds like she's going to be a scifi scientist again. There's even a guy who looks like a nerdy version of Michael Shanks.

    I thought she wanted to do comedy. She's a lot more attractive than Meg Ryan & Helen Hunt. I'll watch it, but I can't see it lasting. I hope Amanda & Paul McGillion at least make a few bucks.
    Well, if you haven't read anything about the character or seen any pictures of Amanda as Helen but are only going on the fact that it is a science fiction program then I can see where maybe you might get that idea. But, once you see Helen and learn even a little about the character and the storyline then it is impossible to see Sam at all. If anything, Amanda is breaking the Sam typecast with this character. (And honestly after 10 years in any character she needed to do something different like Helen.)

    As for Will Zimmerman being a nerdy Daniel type character, this is scifi and that is a required character for the genre. Daniel wasn't the first character like that nor will he be the last. We don't really know how nerdy he's going to be just yet, but I actually hope he is a 'Daniel' because that would make him a great straight man for Amanda's comic timing. Damian promises that Amanda's sense of humor will not be wasted. She will do some comedy here.
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    This is completely different. As is the medium and the delivery mechanism. What we're looking at is rather a revolution in consumer driven media/entertainment, it's the crest of a kind of wave that I hope will surmount even the tallest network television buildings out there. Artists like Amanda, like Damian, creative professionals, the crew involved, everyone on the team is doing this not only for the money but for the reason that it's bold and brilliant and exciting. It seems fairly clear already that this is not "just another gig" for them; this is more than special, and I really believe that as a labour of such outstanding innovation, the outcome may very well astound skeptics everywhere. Eventually, I can imagine an explosion of revelation for the entertainment industry as a whole out of projects just like this. Viral distribution and viewer driven interactivity? Artist/Viewer collaboration? Holy Hannah, hey?
    And that is why there are 1.7 million hits on the site! People want to see this revolution. They want to watch the explosion.

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    Thanks for putting up the interview, it just keeps getting better and better and i'm really am looking foreward to meeting Helen and following her journey!
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    Thanks for posting the transcript. I'm looking forward to hearing it but it was cool to read it through first.

    This bit was so cool:-

    "Amanda Tapping said yes to the role. She was the only - there was like one choice and it was her and if she'd said no we would probably have stuck it back on my hard drive."

    I especially *love* that Amanda was Damian's first choice for the role and that he actually would have considered not doing it without her.

    How cool that she *is* Helen in the eyes of the creator. That speaks volumes for what Helen will be like as a character and the depth Amanda will be able to bring to her knowing that she was envisaged as playing the character. Way cool.

    Julia
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    Quote Originally Posted by petemoretti View Post
    Sounds crappy but I'll give it a go for AT and MW
    To each his own.

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