1997-07-15 00:00:00 - more SLIDERS fan-fic - ("E. Walter" <ewwdkb96@Xtbcnet.com>)
Hey, everyone! I just posted my lastest piece of SLIDERS fan-fiction to the Web and would like to invite you to check out my SLIDERS pages. There are three stories posted so far, so check them all out! Just to pique your curiosity, here's a little promo: For all of you who were disappointed when the writers abandoned the "what-if" scenarios, I offer a new one: What if... the writers hadn't abandoned the blossoming romance between Quinn and Wade? What if they never Slid? And, what if an old adversary arrives looking for revenge against Quinn? You won't want to miss this Slide... the Wedding Bell Slide! Visit my Sliders stories page: http://www.tbcnet.com/~ewwdkb96/sliders.html Keep Slidin'! P.S. To reply by e-mail, the "X" should be removed.
1997-07-22 00:00:00 - Why do the episodes cost so much? - (Hackett <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
I heard (probably from here) that it costs $1.5 million to make an episode. Why does it cost so much? Albeit, the actors probably want a lot of money, but the computer animation can't be ALL that much. When compared to Dana anf Fox from X-Files, the actors probably don't get very much anyway. Am I right? Roberto
1997-07-23 00:00:00 - Re: Why do the episodes cost so much? - (email@example.com)
In article <33D57B6D.3EF4@ucsd.edu> Hackett <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: >From: Hackett <email@example.com> >Subject: Why do the episodes cost so much? >Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 20:33:01 -0700 >I heard (probably from here) that it costs $1.5 million to make an >episode. Why does it cost so much? Albeit, the actors probably want a >lot of money, but the computer animation can't be ALL that much. When >compared to Dana anf Fox from X-Files, the actors probably don't get >very much anyway. >Am I right? >Roberto Well, producing the vortex itself is very costly--it costs thousands of dollars per seconds. Then you have to pay the people who create it to create it--and they don't come cheap. Check out Movie Magic on the Discovery Channel sometime--while those things are a bit more complicated than anything you'll see on a typical Sliders ep, you'll be suprised at how much work goes into them (like I had no idea what it took to create simple footstep sounds on the Simpsons before I saw it done). Then of course, you have the actual overhead for the show. You have to pay the cast, the writers, the assistants, pay for the lights, people to adjust the lights, the sets, people to build the sets, cameras, film, people to run the camera, craft services(the food), hair and makeup people, wardrobe people(and the wardrobe itself), directors, key grips, best boys....see? It all adds up in the blink of any eye. When you are producing a TV show, everyone has their hand out. Producing most TV shows can be expensive. Hour long shows generally cost more that half hour shows(the exceptions being shows like Friends and Seinfeld, where the stars command a higher salary). A million dollars an ep is average. For example, it costs a million dollars and takes 9 months to produce a *single* episode of "King of the Hill". Now muliply that by 22(the number of eps in a typical season, which KOTH will have next year). So as you can see, it takes a lot to produce a single episode of a show. And when Fox decided to make Sliders even *more* FX friendly (unlike seasons 1 and 2) that jacked up the price even more. All those FX and sets and casts of a thousand extras cost money. I would imagine out of all the things budgeted to the show, the actors salaries are a very small part of the overall budget. Shannen