Avalon, Part 2
In the MakingEPISODE #902
ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 07.22.05
SYNDICATION AIR DATE: 09.25.06
DVD DISC: Season 9, Disc 1
WRITTEN BY: Robert C. Cooper
DIRECTED BY: Andy Mikita
EXCERPTS WRITTEN BY: Robert C. Cooper
By Joseph Mallozzi
Writer and Executive Producer, Stargate SG-1
I was in the furniture section of a department store, shopping for a new couch when my cell phone played the Jubei-Chan wandering samurai theme from Ninja Scroll. Rob Cooper's personalized tune (although I have since considered switching it to the South Park opening theme). "Hey," I answered.
"So," started Rob. "How do you feel about a three-parter?"
"Avalon" I and II, our opening two-parter, was intended to introduce some major new characters, a major new villain, a major Jaffa story arc, and re-introduce the Vala character -- clearly, a heck of a lot of material to cover in two episodes. And it wasn't until Robert started writing the scripts that he realized the only way to do it right was by opening things up.
And so, after some creative reconsideration, restructuring, and re-writing, our opening two-parter became an opening three-parter.