Text from Ed Naha's Beyond Outline is used with permission from the CA Twins, Eury
and Meg, who did the below interview with Ed Naha back in the summer of 1998 after
the show was cancelled.

How did Bryn lose her memory? What can't she remember? (And don't say everything...)

Bryn lost her memory when she was left for dead after her village was destroyed by a
vengeful Rumina. What she doesn't remember could fill an entire season, as I had planned
for Season Two. Bryn's mother was part of a small colony of people who, basically,
practiced (and were born with) elemental magic. They communicated with both the flora
and the fauna around them telepathically. Bryn's mother was kidnapped by Turok. She became
Turok's wife. She gave birth to two daughters, Rumina, the elder, and Bryn, the younger;
one daughter represented the dark side of the union, the other the light. When Bryn was
still young, her mother gave up on daddy's little girl, Rumina, and fled with Bryn. They
made their way back to their original colony. In a fit of anger, Turok uttered something
along the lines of "I wish they both were dead!" (Closely akin to the line from Beckett,
"Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?") Rumina took it literally, hoping to
please her father. Much to Turok's dismay (He DID love his wife and daughter, even if
they didn't turn out the way he had hoped), Rumina swooped into the peaceful colony
and destroyed them all....but for Bryn...who was left to die alone.

What's the whole story with the rainbow bracelets?

The rainbow bracelets are a gift to leaders (or those destined to be leaders) who
promote Peace On Earth...from Alien "watchers."

What's the story on Dermott?

Dermott is Maeve's younger brother. On a trip for her own diabolical amusement, a younger
Rumina was confronted by a younger Maeve. Maeve had the audacity to try to stop Rumina from
enslaving some of the young, handsome men in her Irish village. Rumina could have killed
Maeve but because Maeve was such a firebrand, chose instead to torture Maeve for the rest
of her life. She reached out to the one closest to Maeve, Dermott, and transformed him
into a hawk. This act was meant to plague Maeve for the rest of her life. The only way the
spell could be broken, the only way Dermott could, once again, be the lad he was, was for
Maeve, a farm girl with an attitude, to master the magical arts. For, only when Rumina, the
spell caster, was destroyed, could Dermott become human once again.

Would Maeve have ever returned?

Frankly, I don't know whether Maeve would have returned. When the actress playing Maeve
and the company producing the show parted ways, it wasn't pretty. I was flummoxed. I thought
the problems, and there WERE problems, on the set could have been solved. The execs
felt that they had been patient, and enough was enough. Depending on how angry I was about
the "real life" situation, I envisioned Maeve either dying or returning as a firebrand
"demon hunter" who would have no time for Sinbad. One thing I do know: Maeve and Sinbad
would have never gotten together. I had conceived the two characters as being sort of a
William Powell- Myrna Loy team ala "The Thin Man," or a John Wayne-Maureen O'Hara team
ala "The Quiet Man." After the first two episodes, it became evident to all of us behind
the cameras, that that kind of relationship wasn't going to be. The line readings left a
bit to be desired. So, we gave up on that.

Was a romance blossoming between Sinbad and Bryn?

Sinbad and Bryn being a couple? I don't know. They were growing together as friends,
with an occasional foray into flirtation. Had they become a couple, it would have been of
the strongest kind. The two individuals who start off as best friends, get to know each
others' strengths and weaknesses and, then, realize that they are inseparable...and cannot
live without each other. The Sinbad and Bryn pairing would have been more romantic, in the
classical sense of the word, and less about heaving bosoms and pawing.

Any chance Rumina and Sinbad would ever have had a fling???

The character of Rumina was one that I had envisioned as being a constant. She was out
to ensnare Sinbad any way she could. Her motives were both vengeful and carnal. However, and
this is where things get hinky, when All-American decided that the first season was
"too Disney-esque" and "not dark enough," they singled out Rumina as the main cause. (In truth,
this happened after the actress' representative tried to get "cute" with the company during
negotiations for the third season.) By the end of season one, we had pretty much jettisoned
the "carnal" aspect of Rumina's plans for Sinbad so, a future "fling" between them was pretty
much out of the question.

What's the deal with Sinbad and Scratch? Why has Scratch been after
Sinbad ever since he was born?

Scratch was after Sinbad because he instinctively "knew" that Sinbad represented a threat
to Scratch's getting a toe-hold (or talon- hold) in the far East. Once Sinbad possessed the
rainbow bracelet, Scratch realized that Sinbad was one big kahuna in the pantheon of righteous
leaders.

OK, Sinbad's parents died when he was a baby and Doubar was just a child, how did
Sinbad become rich? ("Baghdad has made you a rich man.")

After leaving the care of Dim-Dim, Sinbad amassed a fortune by becoming a merchant,
as his late father was before him. During his two year disappearance, the spoiled
Prince of Baghdad pilfered Sinbad's fortune for his own economic needs. The Prince,
essentially, was a typical 1980s American yuppie puppy who had sucked up to
Reaganomics; a laughable, short-term way to justify being greedy. Had Baghdad been
into junk bonds and bank failures, the Prince's name would have been Milken.

What happened during the two years Sinbad can't remember?

During the two years Sinbad was gone, he essentially, was in a comatose state, nurtured
by the alien "watchers." An interesting twist, though: Sinbad died when the ship went
down. Bryn died when Rumina destroyed the village. Physically, they were out of it as far
as this earthly plane was concerned. The aliens, realizing their potential, managed to get
hold of their "spirits" and, after healing their battered bodies, gave them back their
"souls," so to speak, and sent them off to fulfill their destinies.

What basic outline did you have for season 3?

Season Three would have picked up where Season Two left off. We would have found Rumina
in a wretched state. Her powers were basically knocked out of her during the explosive
finale in The Vengeance of Rumina. Now, a year or so later, she is the captive wench of a
sorcerer just as evil as Rumina ever was. She tricks the sorcerer, robs him of his powers
and leaves him for dead. She then goes after Sinbad. Sinbad, after all, has now killed her
father twice. She stalks Sinbad and is about to kill him when Bryn enters. Rumina recognizes
her immediately. Bryn, however, has no idea who Rumina is. In a magical face-off, Rumina
retreats.

Rumina now has bigger fish to fry. She infuses Bryn with an incubus; a spirit which
will slowly steal the life from Bryn's body. Through the help of Firouz and a mystic, Sinbad
enters the mind of Bryn to try to save her life. While in her mind, the two of them unlock
all the secrets of Bryn's past in a nightmarish landscape. However, there is the risk that
Sinbad will be trapped and die in Bryn's mindscape; the incubus being very good at what he does.

Hearing of a hermit/healer in the hills, Doubar and Rongar set off on a perilous journey. They
believe the hermit/healer is Dim-Dim. Only a master magician can save Bryn and Sinbad. They
finally make it to the hermit's lair and find a man in a mask. The hermit isn't Dim-Dim but,
rather Turok.

Turok survived the final blast at the end of The Vengeance of Rumina. He was enveloped in
Scratch's hellfire. Now, he is whole but has changed drastically. His face is scarred. One
half is hellfire-spawned, a hideous visage of molten skin. The other half is the old Turok's.
His mind, also, is changed; half of him a homicidal maniac, the other half the sinister yet
sarcastic Turok of old. Since he keeps his mask on, Turok hides his identity from Doubar and
Rongar. When he hears that the source behind this incubus is Rumina, he agrees to help.

Turok returns and saves Sinbad and Bryn. Rumina appears. Turok unmasks himself. There's a
battle between father and daughter. Rumina flees. Turok then asks Bryn to rejoin the family.
She refuses. Turok makes a move to destroy Bryn's new family, the crew of The Nomad. She's
willing to sacrifice her life to save them. Moved, Turok lets them go...this time. With the
warning that, should their paths cross again, he'll forget Bryn is his baby girl.

Thus, the stage would have been set for a new battle between good and evil. Turok stalks
Rumina. Rumina stalks Sinbad and Bryn. Doubar, realizing that Bryn is Turok's daughter, thinks
that she may be some sort of unwitting spy and doesn't trust her. (This latter hiccup would
have been resolved by about episode five wherein Rumina traps Doubar in way that he will
slowly die. Bryn is temporarily robbed of her powers. She finds Doubar and, even though she
is only human, refuses to leave his side and works with all her might to try to keep him alive.)

How would Sinbad have changed in season 3?
(ie. season 1 = boy scout, season 2 = warrior, season 3 = ?)

The stage was set at the end of Season Two for a new Sinbad to emerge in Season Three. Zen
and I discussed combining the warrior Sinbad with the "humor-empowered" Sinbad in Season One
and coming up with a more well-rounded character. We were both pretty excited about it. The
stage was set. The President of All-American had agreed to step down, editorially, for Season
Three, passing the baton to the Vice-President whom I'd met with and fashioned the original
show with two years earlier. The Veep, Zen and I were in total agreement about Season Three.
Tribune, our distributor, gave us the go ahead for Season Three. Then, Pearson, the new
British owners of All-American, abruptly pulled the plug. By the by, with the exception
of "Baywatch" and any spin-offs, Pearson is now out of the one hour dramatic TV business.
(The lone one hour show they'll debut this fall is a pick-up deal. They're not hands-on
producing it.)

Does Sinbad have magical abilities?

Sinbad possesses the magical abilities all people with strong hearts, a sense of justice,
a respect for life and a wonderful soul do. He's just a good human being. (His rainbow
bracelet is not really part of him but, in times of real emergency, it sometimes shimmers
to life and helps him out of a tight spot, gives him a clue, etc. Remember, Sinbad doesn't
know the history of the bracelet. That was to be revealed in the final show of the series;
probably a two-parter.)

How would you have revealed Bryn's relationship to Rumina?

Bryn's relationship with Rumina would have been revealed in the first show of the
Third Season.

Did season 2 make Sinbad a "deadbeat dad"?

I'm not sure what you mean in terms of Sinbad being a "deadbeat dad." If you're
referring to Zen and his juggling abilities between being an actor and a real life father,
he managed both magnificently (even when he was so tired he could barely stand). Season
Two was a lot calmer on the set, except for the occasional hiccup, than Season One was.
Season One was - surreal.

How did Firouz first meet Doubar and Sinbad?

Sinbad and Doubar first met Firouz on one of their earlier voyages when they needed to
customize their ship for a journey through monster-laden waters. They met this weird fellow
in a pub, overheard his babblings and were intrigued. Upon journeying to his lab, they found
that he could back up his talk with actions. He became an on-again/off-again member of the
crew and continued as such until Sinbad "disappeared."

What kind of "fun" would Rumina have had with the new Sinbad?

Rumina wouldn't have had too much fun in the cat and mouse sense with Sinbad in Season
Three. She would have, basically, been on a search and destroy mission.

In season 3, would you have brought back the season 1 humor?

Season Three would have brought back a lot of the humor and a lot of the characters from
Season One. It would have also kept the amped-up action beats of the Second Season. It would
have been a humdinger, stressing swashbuckling over slaughter.

Would Sinbad ever have found Dim-Dim?

Sinbad would have found Dim-Dim by the finale. Rumina would have been destroyed and Dermott
would have been transformed back into a human lad...The Nomad's new cabin boy.

What would have happened with Turok?

Turok would have been an interesting enemy/ally, swinging pendulum-style between helping
and hindering Sinbad and Bryn. Finding out that Bryn was still alive would have mellowed
Turok a tad and would have increased the amount of animosity he had for his older, more
selfish daughter, Rumina. At one point, I toyed with the idea of it being Turok that destroys
Rumina and saves our heroes, thus restoring Dermott by series' end.

What would you have done for the "end all and be all" series finale?

The end of the series would have been an almost "Close Encounters" type show, wherein everyone
wearing a rainbow bracelet gets visions of a certain geographical spot in what is now called the
United Kingdom. They all journey to the spot (our crew follows, confused) and are confronted by
the last of the Alien "watchers," a dragon-like creature whose spaceship is no longer capable of
flight. He has allowed the other watchers to flee safely. It seems that these creatures, when
discovered, are tracked down and killed by various knights out to have a dragon head on their
mantels. Since they are non-violent, they are like lambs led to slaughter.

The Alien creature basically repeats the New Testament's "beatitudes" for the assembled rainbow
bracelet wearing crowd. ("Blessed are the peacemakers, etc.") He tells them all that they and their
children and their children's children are now entrusted with saving humanity from its own foibles.
They have been chosen because they best exemplify what is strong and true in the human spirit. The
path will be hard. There will be set-backs but, until the "watchers" return, it is up to these
peacemakers to guide the planet. In the crowd, along with Sinbad, Bryn and Tetsu would have been
ancient citizens who bore more than a casual resemblance to Ghandi, Mother Theresa, Martin Luther
King, etc.; thus hinting that this line of strength and goodness is still around us.

After the crowd disperses, the large reptilian alien goes off to fulfill its destiny...at the
hands of a brash young British knight, Sir George.

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