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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In Case You're Wondering

Hope everyone enjoyed the first episode!  By the way, in case you’re wondering, here’s a couple things the new series is NOT:

· It’s not “The History of Rome” – that’s already been done quite well, thank you

· It’s not “The Young Cleopatra Selene Chronicles” (unless the networks greenlight my spec script, then all bets are off!) 
It’s instead…something different.  Many of you may already suspect where the series is going based on the title and the first episode (and you’re welcome to post your guesses).  But like I mentioned earlier, things will really start crystallizing around a half-dozen episodes in, but which time it should be fairly obvious.  Still, I hope the current “groundwork-laying” phase is as fun for you as it is for me.
And now it’s time for a very special “Thank You!” to longtime listener, and talented composer, Morten.  I was still deep in the original series when Morten first approached me with his offer to score the series.  And while I passed for “Rediscovery” (which I felt was basically a continuation of the original series), I eagerly accepted his offer for “Bloodline.”  I basically gave him a thumbnail sketch of the era and setting, and he generated a variety of wonderful musical clips, out of which emerged the current title track.  I love it, and I think it fits the new series wonderfully.  He’s even been gracious enough to title the piece “Bloodline” – how cool is that!  If you want to check out more of Morten’s great compositions, please go to morlam.dk

Thanks again for listening!
Scott C.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Episode B1 - Triumph

Synopsis: The early years of Cleopatra Selene, daughter of Cleopatra and Mark Antony.

“And herein particularly did he give offense to the Romans, since he bestowed the honorable and solemn rites of his native country upon the Egyptians for Cleopatra’s sake.” – Plutarch, The Life of Marcus Antonius

“Pity fixed the eyes of the Romans upon the infants; and many of them could not forbear tears, and all beheld the sight with a mixture of sorrow and pleasure, until the children were passed.” – Plutarch, The Life of Lucius Aemilius Paulus
http://s407341505.onlinehome.us/Episode_B1_Triumph.mp3