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James Parriott's vision for season 2 revealed Spoilers.....

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    arter666

    [1]Nov 8, 2009
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    see interview www.Cliqueclack.com/tv/2009/10/29/how-defying-gravity-would-have progressed-straight-from-the-creator/2/

    Major spoilers in next message below ( if of course if the show would continue).

    Edited on 11/08/2009 4:05pm
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    arter666

    [2]Nov 8, 2009
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    From the interview above.

    Nadia - She had quite the odd hallucinations, didn't she? Who was that man she kept seeing, and why did he look so much like Nadia? As Parriott revealed to me, some fans of the show got it right in their guess that she was, in fact, a hermaphrodite when she was born. The choice was made for her when she was 11, by her parents, which sex she'd ultimately become. So that man we're seeing is actually what Nadia would have been, had they chosen to raise her - or him - as a man.

    Now, here's the wild kicker. All those DNA changes that are happening with the crew, caused by Beta and the other artifacts? Well, they would eventually wind up causing Nadia to gradually turn into a man.

    Parrriott also said that it was planned for Nadia to really have a more significant presence in season two. "If you see the way we wrote her, she sort of had that male sexuality about her, that **** 'em and forget 'em' mentality. So we wanted to write her sort of as a male character in a female body."

    Donner & Zoe - Probably already guessed or assumed by many, but Donner's reversed vasectomy was part of the DNA change brought upon by Beta. Eventually, toward the very end of the series, the true reason for that happening would be revealed, when Zoe becomes pregnant again on the trip. So yes, even Zoe's hysterectomy would be "reversed" in order for that to happen.

    "They were all going to be tested. The idea was that they all had points in their lives that, if they could do them all again, then they would have chosen a different path. Beta - the 'fractal objects' - were going to put them up against those same situations and stand them up to themselves again, give them a chance to make another decision."

    Wass - I asked what the Wassenfelder character's significance was going to turn out to be, since, for the most part, he only seemed to serve as the comic relief for the show. "Dylan [Taylor] sort of has that different gear that we had to exploit, which is sort of that funny gear. And he had a relationship with Paula Garc├ęs the first time we put them together, and we just though that was a relationship we have to mine. That wasn't the initial plan, but Wass was going to have something like Pervasive Developmental Disorder [similar to Autism] and have a great fear of people touching him and having contact with other people. He was going to become a weirder guy. One reason I didn't have hallucinations for him was because I didn't have any for him worked out yet!"

    Arnel Poe - "Yeah, people guessed pretty early on that it's Arnel's leg loss that gets Zoe back into the program. At the beginning of the second season, she's going to be at home, has a job teaching college, she's going to have another romance, she's going to have washed her hands of the whole thing. Donner's going to be going nuts. They're going to be doing the survival training for the mission and Arnel was going to lose a leg, and Zoe would be called back."

    Jen - Was she mistakenly put on the mission? Why can't she see the fractal objects? "No, she was correctly put on the mission. And she can't see [the objects] because, if you look back at when she was in the isolation tanks, she has a fear of abandonment. Jen seems to always need a man, and she's very needy that way because she was abandoned as a child. And what the fractal objects were doing was she was going to become extraordinarily lonely in season two, and the bunny was going to **** up the ship and she was going to have to kill that bunny. That's her thing she was going to have to overcome, that incredible loneliness."

    Eve - "In season two and season three, and leading into Mars, Eve was going to discover that the flashback she has of Mars, where Ted is yelling 'go go go', she's going to realize that on top of his helmet there it says 'Antares' - so she was actually seeing the future. And she's going to realize she has to go to Mars."

    Rollie - "Rollie was going to be in jail for his [driving incident] and have to be pulled out and take Eve [to Mars]. And they were going to go up in one of the resupply vessels to Mars."

    Goss - "Goss would not be the bad guy in the end. Goss would find out that he's been being duped a little bit, and that it's bigger than all of them."

    Beta and the other "fractal objects" - "I was never going to define what they were. I think that's one of the themes about the whole show, is the theology of it. Is it God? Is it not God? Is it alien? What is the Universe? I do believe in a greater being, a greater thing, and this fractal thing is really an amazing thing. I was reading in The New Yorker how stock market swings follow Pi, the fractal equation. And that's sort of a scary thing, that it just moves. You can plot the right dips and curves [of the market] that it does indeed move fractally, and that just blows me away. There's just tons of stuff we don't know."

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    zitzitta

    [3]Nov 10, 2009
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    One question about Nadia... as a man, she would be gay right? 'Cause, as far as I know, she only dated guys. Yeah, I know, pointless now since they axed the show...
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    I hate ABC, in fact I hate all networks.
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    JaniciaTan

    [5]Nov 14, 2009
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    I really liked the shows and feel that their stories have not ended. But sad to say, they've axed the show. It would've been great if the correct timeslot/aitdate was picked instead of it clashing with other shows. =(
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    OritAvraham

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    I would have wanted Rollie's life to turn out differently. Television needs a Good Guy to Succeed. The accident was not my favorite of story lines in this dynamic show. I would also want a bigger purpose for Wass.
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    HMVincent

    [7]Nov 14, 2009
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    OritAvraham wrote:
    I would also want a bigger purpose for Wass.

    Me, too: a bigger purpose for each of them, told slowly and properly, over several seasons!

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    zitzitta

    [8]Nov 29, 2009
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    HMVincent wrote:

    Me, too: a bigger purpose for each of them, told slowly and properly, over several seasons!



    Seeing what happened to this show, it seems people don't like "slow", or what they perceive as slow, anyway (which I didn't,btw!)
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    zxe45

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    [QUOTE="zitzitta"]

    HMVincent wrote:


    Me, too: a bigger purpose for each of them, told slowly and properly, over several seasons!


    Seeing what happened to this show, it seems people don't like "slow", or what they perceive as slow, anyway (which I didn't,btw!)[/QUOTE



    Have to agree with this

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    zwixxx

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    Beta and the other "fractal objects" - "I was never going to define what they were. I think that's one of the themes about the whole show, is the theology of it. Is it God? Is it not God? Is it alien? What is the Universe? "


    That's the only thing that bothers me. Had the series played out to completion and all the objects collected - then what. Would the story simply stopped with no answers being given. I know the prog was (and would have been) all about the journey those astronauts were going through, but leaving the question of "who put those things there" unanswered, well that'd be a right kick in the teeth.

    I hope the ptb would have used the 4-5 seasons to nail down an appropriate ending and not (possibly) go the Lost route of leaving the big questions unanswered.
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    steveshepherd1

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    Why, is it, that major Networks create great shows......but cancel them because of low ratings (only in America), and other countries finally get the show, only to find that there is only 1 season??
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