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JSC1 April 5th, 2022 06:50 PM

The Final Duty
This was a creative exercise I have been doing. Would love to hear thoughts on this as maybe there is a script or story I could hammer out of this.

Eric Paddon May 5th, 2022 10:44 AM

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Not seeing anything when I click on the link. Would be happy to give it a look.

Senmut May 5th, 2022 07:47 PM

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No luck here, either.

JSC1 May 13th, 2022 10:26 PM

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Give it a minute. It takes a while for the print to appear on the screen apparently.

If it still doesn't, I'm open to other ideas on making it appear on a screen for those to read.

Eric Paddon May 14th, 2022 08:39 PM

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I think what happens is that we click on the link it's defaulting us to a main page. This is the page I end up on when I click the link.

Senmut May 14th, 2022 08:43 PM

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Same here.

JSC1 June 15th, 2022 08:24 PM

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Will this link work?

Eric Paddon June 16th, 2022 04:20 PM

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Yep, that works! Thanks.

Eric Paddon June 16th, 2022 11:47 PM

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Gone through it. I'll be interested in seeing what you can do with this in a script or story format. A couple suggestions I'd make:

1-Establish what happened to the main characters from the series. Other than "Sire Box" who is the grown Boxey I think some of these next generation characters should have a connection to characters like Boomer, Athena, Starbuck, Cassie etc. I noticed only late a reference to Sheba. It's easier to embrace "next generation" characters in a story if there's some general establishment of what happened to the old gang without getting too bogged down.

2-I was a little confused with "ending 3" which mentions "Ovions break away from Cylons to pursue humanity themselves. " The Ovions would be an extinct race now in light of the fact that Carillon blew up.

Keep writing and share with us what you develop further!

JSC1 June 23rd, 2022 07:18 PM

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Added some creative notes. May want to take a look.

In regards to the Ovions, I read that Tom DeSanto wanted to bring the Ovions back at some point. So I was just following up on that wish.

I also figure the Cylons and Ovions would be at cross purposes with the humans as the Cylons would want them destroyed, and the Ovions would want them as cattle. But I will also admit to having second thoughts in regards to the Ovions, as I think to include them this early might overwhelm the story. They might be better served in a separate story of their own.

JSC1 June 23rd, 2022 07:26 PM

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Captain Adama would be the connection to the Adama family, as would be Sire Box. The Cylon's 'battle computer' in the pod would actually be Starbuck and Angela's child from the Judgement Day episode.

I also think I have to go with original creations because that might be what sells more. Legacies would have to be kept to a minimum as people might not be that interested in the 78 characters as we would be. And they might want characters with their own identities rather than be part of a bloodline.

But regardless I do want the legacies mentioned. While I haven't finished 'Saga of the Fugitive Fleet' the records and surveillance room has given me an idea or two for the story, especially as it would involve acquiring resources to get the Galactica upgraded and maintained.

JSC1 June 23rd, 2022 07:30 PM

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The Old Guard would be represented by the Mausoleum ship, a nod to a previous proposal, where their stories and sagas are recorded. The ship is also sacrificed as a final gesture to secure the safety of the fleet.

Even in passing the Warriors still fulfil their final duty to one another, and to the citizens of the fleet-hense part of the reason for the title 'The Final Duty'.

JSC1 June 24th, 2022 07:57 AM

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I was thinking a little about characters with connections to ‘the old gang’ or ‘the old guard’. Eric thought I should have new characters connected to the old, and I think I need to stick to originals for right now.

That doesn’t mean there can’t be a group of ‘Legacy Warriors’ that are like Flynn Lives from TRON:Legacy. They are inspired by the original Warriors tales, and some are even descendants of the originals carrying on the fight against Dyon.

Their story would likely be a separate story. Likely an epilogue along the lines of TRON: The Next Day was on the TRON: Legacy blu-ray

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