Ricky gives us some more specific info than I recall seeing previously in the latest SW Insider: -Rick and George have met with over 200 writers worldwide, from which they hope to choose about 5 or 6 people for writer conferences later this year, for a subsequent 6 months of script writing work, for shooting hopefully by 2009, likely in Australia (unless a cheaper, more effective venue emerges). -The idea is to do about 13 to 16 episodes over one or two years. After the second or third year one of the characters could move on to his own series. Then, by the fourth or fifth year, they would love to have 4 or 5 separate TV series of 13 episodes each running. It's the pipe dream now, but so long as it's good, people respond to it and it's achieved at the level needed, that's the goal. These comments seem to indirectly address the concern some fans have about the quality of work on a TV budget. It seems they're aiming for shorter seasons to incrase the dollars per episode put into each. Though that's speculation on my part. I really do like the idea of having multiple shorter series running at the same time- it opens up crossover possibilities only Stargate and, to a much lesser degree, Star Trek and the Buffyverse have managed to achieve, and which Babylon 5 almost achieved. Rather exclusive group.