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26 October 2010 @ 12:25 am
Make-Your-Own-Show Meme!  
TV Show! Given to me by mylittleredgirl! Much thanks to tenacious_err and bigdamnxenafan for listening to me whine/complain/demand alien names. ♥

Torri Higginson
Joe Flanigan
Ksenia Solo*
David Hewlett
Gina Torres
Ryan Robbins*
Kate Hewlett
Neil Patrick Harris
Sabrina Lloyd
Anne Dudek*

*not in the initial cast list

working title

Set Up - Set in the future. Earth's population has grown too large for the planet to handle. Ships have been built, other galaxies reached, and a cluster of planets on the edge of the galaxy closest to Earth's have been terraformed (Classification T1-10). During their settlement and exploration, humans have discovered new species, some accepting, some hostile. By consolidating Earth's superpowers (The United States, China and Saudi Arabia), humans have become a major player in inter-planetary and inter-species alliances. Earth has therefore set up the Human Allied Council on Interplanetary and Interspecies Alliances (HACIA), an organization of political scientists, diplomats, linguists, military and intelligence officials who negotiate treaties with non-humans.

Other key players:
The Shaeran - A multi-species union that aims to establish peaceful relations and trade agreements, and equal rights for all species. It holds very little actual political power, and the main source of its influence comes from its more radical offshoot, DAEL.

DAEL - a not-so-secret underground organization that seeks to equalize inter-species relations through more persuasive means than the Shaeran. They have recently begun a campaign of guerrilla warfare against the Entente, the principal power in the galaxy.

Entente - the primary super-power in the galaxy, they are an oversight committee that enforces galaxy-wide rules and regulations. They are a corrupt body-politic, and have been so for decades.

Torri Higginson

Character - Noa Sol
Species - Ishr'a
Planet - Risha'an (Outer Rim)

Background - Noa is the captain and pilot of her ship, Saida. She comes from a peaceful race of people called Ishr'a, who adhere so strictly to their code of non-violence that it is forbidden to harm any living thing. However, Noa appears to have strayed from this code; she carries a weapon and prefers to fight her way out of troublesome situations. Where her people are generally warm and welcoming, Noa is very cold toward strangers, and even sometimes toward her own crew. However, she is also fiercely protective of them, especially Reed (David Hewlett) and Zoe (Ksenia Solo). Noa has a sharp tongue and a quick wit, speaks many languages, both Human and non-Human. In addition to being the captain of her ship, she continues to search for her older brother, Damian, who she believes she was separated from at a young age. It doesn't take much to realize that Noa was on Risha'an during The Consolidation, but what that meant for her is a mystery. Little is known about her past, or how she strayed so far from her home and the ideals her culture holds dear.

David Hewlett

Character - Quentin Reed
Species - Human
Planet - Tyre (Classification T-7)

Background - Reed is Noa's (Torri Higginson) first officer on Saida. He is incredibly stoic, and when he does speak his comments are usually direct to the point and laced with sarcasm. Reed grew up on Tyre, an Earth-terraformed planet specializing in mining precious metals found beneath the surface. Unlike his father, however, he wanted something beyond a miner's life, and left at the age of 17 for Earth to pursue a political career. His younger sister, Addison (Kate Hewlett) followed him a year later only to get caught up in some of Earth's shadier dealings. She subsequently disappeared and is presumed dead. Reed blames himself for his sister's death. He is Noa's best friend and confidant, though what has brought them so close and loyal to one another remains a mystery to others on board Saida.

Ksenia Solo

Character - Zoe (Zo)
Species - Klax
Planet - Unknown

Background - Zoe (called Zo by everyone but Noa) is a chameleon - she can physically transform her appearance to blend into any background and surrounding. She's smart, quick and cunning, and prone to stealing anything and everything that isn't bolted down. Always with a bouncy disposition and a sarcastic quip, she annoys Reed (David Hewlett) to no end. Bounced from home to home as a child, she has an intense dislike for authority, save for Noa. She is as fiercely protective of and loyal to Noa as Reed, and looks up to her as the parental figure she never had. She also harbors a guilty crush on Rex (Ryan Robbins). She doesn't know much about her parents or where she originally comes from, or how she got her abilities, but she doesn't seem to care much; Saida is her home.

Gina Torres

Character - Aila Nik
Species - Erali
Planet - Erat

Background - Aila is the mechanic on the ship. She is former Erali soldier stationed on Risha'an during The Consolidation. During her service she disobeyed her military commander, Kasta Devoro (Sabrina Lloyd) and was thrown in prison for three years until Noa (Torri Higginson) sneaked her out. Noa's past relationship with Aila is unknown to the crew, save for Reed (David Hewlett), and both women have proven to be incredibly tight-lipped about it. All anyone knows is that they knew each other before Aila's imprisonment. Though grateful for the rescue, she feels incredibly divided - before the war she was very patriotic, and despite the events of the war, still feels a strong connection to her home-world. Whether her longing to return will overpower her sense of loyalty and debt to Noa remains to be seen.

Ryan Robbins

Character - "Rex"
Species - Zhal
Planet - Zhalit

Background - No one, perhaps not even Rex himself, knows what side he's on. He goes where the profits go. The weapons expert on Saida, no one quite trusts him, but they're willing to risk his unpredictability for his skills with both human and non-human weaponry and weapons systems. Though he appears human both physically and genetically, Rex actually possesses unique powers that he guards fiercely. Only Zoe (Ksenia Solo) knows what he really is.

Joe Flanigan

Character - Adrian Casse
Species - Human
Planet - Dothan (Classification T-8)

Background - Adrian is the lead architect on a treaty that will finally establish diplomatic relations between humans (HACIA) and the Entente. He firmly believes that this alliance will bring better relations between Earth and non-human planets, and that the oversights and terms of the treaty will eventually help diminish corruption and establish a stable, functional government. Coming from a lower-class planet, he understands discrimination and poverty. However, he has very little experience in non-human territory, and despite years of study and travel to non-human planets on diplomatic missions, he knows little of what really happens on the planets' surfaces, or in the unmonitored, Entente-controlled skies. Adrian is engaged to Sarah Kesler.

Kate Hewlett

Character - Addison Reed
Species - Human
Planet - Tyre (Classification T-7)

Background - Quentin Reed's younger sibling. He believes she was killed several years ago, and she believes the same about him. She now works as a military escort for the HACIA, and is in charge of retrieving the missing diplomat and architect of the treaty, Adrian Casse (Joe Flanigan). (Recurring role.)

Sabrina Lloyd

Character - Kasta Devoro
Species - Erali
Planet - Erat

Background - Devoro was Aila Nik's (Gina Torres) commanding officer during the war on Risha'an. She is cruel and unforgiving of disobedience, and appears to have zero capacity for emotion. Though her people are a militaristic race, she takes it to new extremes. No one knows what her true agenda is. (Recurring role.)

Neil Patrick Harris

Character - Name unknown
Species - Unknown
Planet - Unknown

Background - He is the man in the shadows, the dictator of the Entente, and he wields considerable power within Earth's government. He is rarely seen and rarely heard, but his eyes and ears are everywhere. What he wants is unclear, but there's little doubt he possesses the resources to obtain it eventually. Kasta Devoro (Sabrina Lloyd) obeys his every command. (Recurring role.)

Anne Dudek

Character - Sarah Kelser
Species - Human
Planet - Antioch (Classification T-2)

Background - A wealthy aristocrat from one of the most privileged Earth-terraformed planets, Sarah works as a lawyer for the HACIA. She's smart and kind, but rather indifferent to (or perhaps unaware of) the plight of people on the lower-echelon planets. She is very accustomed to wealth and power, and doesn't like it when things don't go her way. She is Adrian Casse's (Joe Flanigan) fiance. (Reoccurring role.)

Pilot - During the ceremonial treaty signing between the HACIA and Entente, the Interplanetary Embassy on Laish (Classification T-9) is hit by insurgents. Whether it's the DAEL, or one of the many groups opposed to interplanetary alliances is unknown. Adrian Casse, the architect of the treaty, wakes up on a ship captained by a woman named Noa Sol. She informs him that she's been instructed by the HACIA to protect him until the insurgents can be caught. However, when her ship is targeted in orbit, they are forced to flee for safer skies. Meanwhile, the Laishi capital falls to the violent power of the insurgency, and a bounty is placed on Adrian's life, forcing him to take refuge with Noa and her crew aboard Saida.

If you would like a cast list, let me know! I'd be happy to give you one. [edit:] So apparently there are rules! Weird.


So here's The Deal:
→ You post a comment on this entry requesting to play.
→ In return, I will give you a list of seven actors. (I may look at your profile for a refresher on your fandoms, so consider this a perfect time to update your Interests section!)
→ Then YOU will go back to your LJ and do a quickie show bible. The show bible includes:
→ A one-paragraph blurb on what the show is about (like you get in TV Guide)
→ What character each actor is playing (you don't need character names, but you do need a description
→ For extra credit, a sketch of a plot arc or two OR a couple of two-sentence teasers for first-season episodes.
→ If you choose to cast a few more "roles" in your write-up, all the more awesome!
→ Then you post The Deal at the end of your entry, and for anyone who comments on your post and wants to play, give them a list of seven actors.

Guuuyyys this is so much fun. I'm totally writing about this for NaNo.
Halima: Λ say goodbye to doctor weircartography on October 26th, 2010 04:27 am (UTC)
☮ + ♡ + ☺: actor - th; team air!pornhihoplastic on October 26th, 2010 04:45 am (UTC)
Amanda Tapping
Gina Bellman
Mary McDonnell
Claudia Black
Sasha Alexander
Michael Shanks
Robin Duanne

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Rafiki, the crazy baboon: SGA - Shep/Weirirony_rocks on October 26th, 2010 05:08 am (UTC)
☮ + ♡ + ☺: actor - dw/jm - screwin' aroundhihoplastic on October 26th, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
krisrusselkrisrussel on October 26th, 2010 07:19 am (UTC)
I would so read that!!!
And I'm really hoping you're gonna pair Noa and Adrian up :^p
I'd like to give this a try, but I'm not sure I'd be able to come up with anything awesome.
☮ + ♡ + ☺: sga - je; they'll name a city after ushihoplastic on October 26th, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC)
YAY!! I think I'm gonna NaNo it. So, if you get called for beta/whining purposes...it's your own fault! :P

DUHHHHHHHH. Like there could be any other main pairing. ;)

YAY!! Okay I give you:

Joe Flanigan
Ben Browder
Alan Tudyk
Jorge Garcia
Claudia Black
Evangeline Lilly
Annabeth Gish*

*you may swap out Annabeth for Gillian Anderson or Stana Katic if you wish. ;)

Go! :D

Edited at 2010-10-26 02:58 pm (UTC)
Why do we need to negate everything?!: sga ; j/e - stay homecutting_onions on October 26th, 2010 09:22 am (UTC)
I ship Noa and Adrian, jsyk.

And I don't want to play, but thanks :D

Oh noes, I has no Adrian/Noa icon :((
☮ + ♡ + ☺: sga - e; heart of the cityhihoplastic on October 26th, 2010 02:45 pm (UTC)
ME TOOOOOOO. I want them to get close already. And I haven't even written the pilot, lol.

:((( me neither.
he is terrible, face-wiseleanstein on October 26th, 2010 10:35 am (UTC)

*goes to read it now*
he is terrible, face-wiseleanstein on October 26th, 2010 10:42 am (UTC)
OH MY GOD BB. This is so totally awesome. LIKE WHOAH.
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☮ + ♡ + ☺: actor - dw/jm - screwin' aroundhihoplastic on October 26th, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)

LOL, if I ever actually wrote a TV show, I would constantly be calling you up and being all, "HOW DO I KEEP THIS AWESOME? TELL ME WHAT NOT TO DO." 'Cause you're my TV guru. Truestory.

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☮ + ♡ + ☺: sga - e; breathe in the blackhihoplastic on October 26th, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
YAY!! Thank you so much, bb!! I will probably be doing a LOT of that during NaNo, jsyk. LOL. ♥

EEEEEEE I SO HAPPY YOU LIKE IT. *flails* I'm having SO much fun. It's the first at least semi-original thing I've made up in FOREVER.

I...thought about it in about the space of a breath, lol. Along the lines of, "heyiwonderificould-ohshutupself". LOL. And if in the highly unlikely event that anyone did like it, they'd probably change the cast. Which, DNW EVER. *clings to pretty cast* I REFUSE TO GIVE UP MY JOE/TORRI/DAVID/KSENIA FOURSOME OF AWESOME.

...actually, that's not true. if in the unlikely event anyone did like it, I'd go with it. ...except Torri. That would be NON-NEGOTIABLE.

YAY! \o/ Okay, I give you:

Lucy Lawless
Kate Mulgrew
Claudia Black
Gina Torres
Torri Higginson
Michael Trucco
Alan Tudyk

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Andy: y_color_loveankareeda on October 26th, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC)
*joins the Noa/Adrian fanclub* *grins* *squee* *gives Noa & Adrian a room for making out*

This sounds brilliant! ♥ Noa's character is so interesting.
☮ + ♡ + ☺: actor - th; will wonders ceasehihoplastic on October 26th, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
Hehee! They're just too pretty not to ship. ;)

Thank you! ...if it wasn't painfully obvious, I've spent the most time developing Noa and Zoe's personalities, lol. CAUSE I WANT A SHOW WITH TORRI AND KSENIA SOLO SO BAD IT HURTS. GIMMMMEEEEE, REAL LIFE. GIMME RIGHT NOW. LOL.
I'm not weird, I'm limited edition: more flamencoanuna_81 on October 26th, 2010 03:56 pm (UTC)
I love this! Not only it has super background and wordbuilding, but family ties, friendships, secrets ... !!! Shipping possibilities! Likeeee Noa/Adrian? EEEEE, excited! Will you really write this??
☮ + ♡ + ☺hihoplastic on October 26th, 2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
Noa/Adrian ALL THE WAY. They're already set to make-out in S1. *g*

I really think I'm going to! I'll do it for NaNo. I was going to do sequeltocrazyelizabeth fic, but. I AM KIND OF IN LOVE WITH NOA. SO.

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Little Red: peanuts - think i'm in lovemylittleredgirl on October 26th, 2010 04:12 pm (UTC)


Also, whatever, Adrian's Fiancee, you're totally going to turn out to be evil. ;)
☮ + ♡ + ☺: sga - je; feels like homehihoplastic on October 26th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)

I would LOVE to see NPH in a more serious role, tbh. I mean, don't get me wrong I love him to DEATH as the Barneys of TV. But. I think he's got range, and could also play a super awesome villain. And if that doesn't work, I'll just get that guy who played Sark on Alias, lol.

LOLLLL. IDK yet about ~evil, but. She's not gonna be around for too long. ADRIAN/NOA ALL THE WAY, YO.
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he is terrible, face-wiseleanstein on October 26th, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
ALSO? I'll just leave this here.

hihoplastic: so here’s the thing, it’s got Torri Higginson in tight tight pants, and she makes out with Joe Flanigan a lot.

TV producer: that’s it?

hihoplastic: what do you mean? I don’t understand. Have you SEEN Torri Higginson in tight pants? *turns to leanstein and cutting-onions* He’s obviously not seen Torri in tight pants.

leanstein clearly.

cutting-onions: he doesn’t know what he’s saying, obviously.
☮ + ♡ + ☺: sga - e; maybe not with a lookhihoplastic on October 27th, 2010 02:33 am (UTC)
Havochavocthecat on October 27th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
Oooh, shiny! Nice setup!
☮ + ♡ + ☺: actor - le ; best friendshihoplastic on October 27th, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)
Thanks! \o/
turniptruckturniptruck on October 28th, 2010 03:26 am (UTC)
god. . . damn. . . joe flannigan. . . just gah.

he makes all my gayness LEAVE. true story.

looks great, lovey!!!
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☮ + ♡ + ☺: actor - th; open-hearted manyhihoplastic on January 4th, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
*smacks ass* ;)

Torri Higginson
Lucy Lawless
Sigourney Weaver
Meryl Streep
Chris Hyder-whatsit
John Hannah
Emma Watson