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Postby ForlornCreature » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:04 am

I can probably build the Bold myself if that was the main ship you were gonna use.
If you want to do a story focusing on the ship and crew a series would probably be better. If you observe those shows you assed and how they deal with that premice you'll notice that each episode tends to focus on a couple select characters and develops them.
If I've learnt anything from Mr. Plinkett it's that a good story has character arcs (how they change through the story), a protagonist and the scenes have to have a point and move the story along.

We can do lots of different war themed stories involving the Immortal war, we can make up shit really because it's basically just the Immortals taking over the universe and going up against the Alliance. We could tell the story of a ship on the run from them, we could tell the beginning of the war or the middle (but not the end because that's not decided yet). We could tell the story of Warhead and his constant Mum snuggling and brutal but humorous adventures.
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Postby AlphaLurker » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:12 am

This sounds like fun! One question: how would we go about explaining how the immortals are, well, immortal, from an in-canon perspective? One thing I've seen (from shows with lots of recurring enemies, like Star Trek) is that you have them just be awesome for the first few episodes, then start to 'explain' the bad guys. It's a thought.

Trooper 1: Jim! You just killed an immortal!
Trooper 2: they're IMMORTAL, numbskull! You can't kill something that's immortal.
Trooper 1: then how come ye just shot this guy's head clean off with your shotgun?!?!?
Trooper2: ........It's not like that! You can 'kind of' kill them, but you can't 'ha-ha you're dead forever' kill them, they just...oh, I don't know, they re-spawn or something!


Just a funny that I thought up on the spot. Every series needs comic relief.
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Postby Olothontor » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:16 am

I like the idea of the 'Bold' being an Alliance Cruiser on the run from Immortal forces.

Now we need an excellent, flexible, and extensive reason for it. Something that we can use to stretch this out into a small series.

Perhaps their home planet was a Terran colony that was taken over by Immortals within the last 3 or 4 years, and they stole {X|X is an item key to Immortal victory on planet Y}.
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Postby AlphaLurker » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:30 am

Olothontor wrote:I like the idea of the 'Bold' being an Alliance Cruiser on the run from Immortal forces.

Now we need an excellent, flexible, and extensive reason for it. Something that we can use to stretch this out into a small series.

Perhaps their home planet was a Terran colony that was taken over by Immortals within the last 3 or 4 years, and they stole {X|X is an item key to Immortal victory on planet Y}.


Possibly said item could be Alliance intel? like locations of planets, sizes of armies, &such. A lot of IRL armies have gone out of their way to secure enemy intelligence.
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Postby Olothontor » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:37 am

AlphaLurker wrote:
Olothontor wrote:I like the idea of the 'Bold' being an Alliance Cruiser on the run from Immortal forces.

Now we need an excellent, flexible, and extensive reason for it. Something that we can use to stretch this out into a small series.

Perhaps their home planet was a Terran colony that was taken over by Immortals within the last 3 or 4 years, and they stole {X|X is an item key to Immortal victory on planet Y}.


Possibly said item could be Alliance intel? like locations of planets, sizes of armies, &such. A lot of IRL armies have gone out of their way to secure enemy intelligence.


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Postby enders_shadow » Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:55 pm

Perhaps it could be a collection of representatives form the Alliance (not just one faction, but a lot of them) that way it would be more important/relevant to the forum, and there would be more specialists and relationships that can occur on the ship.
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Postby stubby » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:33 pm

AlphaLurker wrote:
Olothontor wrote:Perhaps their home planet was a Terran colony that was taken over by Immortals within the last 3 or 4 years, and they stole {X|X is an item key to Immortal victory on planet Y}.

Possibly said item could be Alliance intel? like locations of planets, sizes of armies, &such. A lot of IRL armies have gone out of their way to secure enemy intelligence.

Funnier if it's key to victory, but a stupid key.  Like some Immortal promised the rulers of Planet Y that when he conquered them, he'd rip off the king's head and skull-fuck him with his own royal scepter.  And now he has to put the whole invasion on hold because the Bold has run off with the scepter.
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Postby AlphaLurker » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:43 pm

stubby wrote:
AlphaLurker wrote:
Olothontor wrote:Perhaps their home planet was a Terran colony that was taken over by Immortals within the last 3 or 4 years, and they stole {X|X is an item key to Immortal victory on planet Y}.

Possibly said item could be Alliance intel? like locations of planets, sizes of armies, &such. A lot of IRL armies have gone out of their way to secure enemy intelligence.

Funnier if it's key to victory, but a stupid key.  Like some Immortal promised the rulers of Planet Y that when he conquered them, he'd rip off the king's head and skull-fuck him with his own royal scepter.  And now he has to put the whole invasion on hold because the Bold has run off with the scepter.


True, true. Brikwars really isn't all that much about realistic wars and winning them, it's more about killing the enemy army, and doing it in an incredibly rediculous manner to the extent where it's absolutely hillarious.
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Postby ForlornCreature » Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:34 am

I really suggest you guys check out thefourmonkey's Galactic Smugglers seires.
http://youtu.be/Gv3RRffbCpk
The quality of the episodes gets better as it goes, they're doing episode 7 right now.
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Postby ForlornCreature » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:51 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7AVmnoG ... ata_player

We need to have an epic ship like this

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Should we do comedy like Red bs Blue where there's the serious characters and the comedic characters?

Also what if the ship is stolen and it is the thing that they want so much? The crew is too small and they get a boneriffic computer to run systems for them?
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Postby enders_shadow » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:06 pm

I like the stolen ship idea, but I' not sure about the comedy. IMO, violence and space themes don't mesh very well with comedy, unless you're trying to make it incredibly cheesy :?
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Postby AlphaLurker » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:34 pm

enders_shadow wrote:I like the stolen ship idea, but I' not sure about the comedy. IMO, violence and space themes don't mesh very well with comedy, unless you're trying to make it incredibly cheesy :?


This is Brikwars. We ARE cheesy.
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Postby enders_shadow » Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:37 pm

no. We're ridiculous. there's a difference.
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Postby mgb519 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:29 pm

enders_shadow wrote:I like the stolen ship idea, but I' not sure about the comedy. IMO, violence and space themes don't mesh very well with comedy, unless you're trying to make it incredibly cheesy :?

It can be done right, but it can not be done right EASILY. In fact, it's really hard (:twss:). I can say that unless you can COMPLETELY figure out how to put humor in correctly, it's probably not worth the effort.
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Postby Olothontor » Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:51 pm

mgb519 wrote:
enders_shadow wrote:I like the stolen ship idea, but I' not sure about the comedy. IMO, violence and space themes don't mesh very well with comedy, unless you're trying to make it incredibly cheesy :?

It can be done right, but it can not be done right EASILY. In fact, it's really hard (:twss:). I can say that unless you can COMPLETELY figure out how to put humor in correctly, it's probably not worth the effort.


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