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Charlie Jade Commentary SE05: Season 2 Blueprint

Presenting the blueprint for the proposed Season 2 of Charlie Jade:

An Insider’s Guide To Alternative Realities
Season Two
Episodes 21 – 34

This is the Season 2 overview document that Robert mentions in the last podcast interview.

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Charlie Jade Podcast #05: Discussing the Final Five Episodes

Summer, Richard and Kevin discuss and analyze the developments and the concluding story arc of the series, episodes 16-20.

This closing chapter of the story opens with Charlie learning to shift between verses, leading him to discover the true meaning of his visions and his ability, and to learn how his destiny is tied to the fate of the three worlds, and perhaps more.

Episodes covered in this show:

The Shortening of the Way: Episode Commentary | Episode Recap
Spin: Episode Commentary | Episode Recap
Bedtime Story: Episode Commentary | Episode Recap
Flesh: Episode Commentary | Episode Recap
Ouroboros: Episode Commentary | Episode Recap

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Charlie Jade Primer

If you’ve heard all about Charlie Jade, but aren’t sure where to get started, these are the stepping stones you want to start on.

First, watch the original series trailer:
http://www.charliejade.net/2008/06/03/deeper-into-charlie-jade/

There are two different introduction episodes you can listen to.

The first one is a roundtable discussion with podcast co-hosts Richard Porter, Kevin Bachelder and Summer Brooks:
http://www.charliejade.net/2008/12/27/charlie-jade-podcast-01/

And the second one is from The Signal podcast, and is read by Kevin Bachelder:
http://www.charliejade.net/2009/06/10/another-intro-to-charlie-jade/

Next, you can listen to two different interviews with series co-creator Robert Wertheimer:
http://www.charliejade.net/2008/06/05/charlie-jade-commentary-se01/
http://www.sliceofscifi.com/2008/06/01/slice-of-scifi-163/

And the final interview with Robert can be heard here:
http://www.charliejade.net/2009/08/01/charlie-jade-podcast-06/

Unfortunately, the series is not on Region 1 DVD as of yet, but the complete series DVD box set is available from Amazon UK, and can frequently be found on sale; from across the pond to your mailbox for under $40 including shipping.

Watch the first five episodes, then watch them again to see the clues you didn’t pick up on the first time around.

Some of the commentary tracks contain spoilers for future episodes and plot points, so be aware of that as you go through the series.

Subscribe to the podcast, watch the episodes then the episodic trailers, listen to the commentaries, then listen to the discussions.

One half-hour from now, you’ll be drawn in.

And if at any point in time, you’ve got questions to ask, feel free to contact Summer, Richard and Kevin using the website contact form, or ask your questions at the Charlie Jade forum that’s a part of farpointforums.com, a fan-run forum dedicated to FarPoint Media shows.

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Charlie Jade Podcast #04: Discussing Episodes 11-15

Summer, Richard and Kevin discuss and analyze the developments and story arc of the episodes 11-15.

This chapter of the story begins to pick up steam as we see Charlie take a more proactive role in unraveling the mystery behind the connection between the verses and Vexcor’s technologies.

Episodes covered in this show:

Thicker Than Water: Episode Commentary | Episode Recap
Choosing Sides: Episode Commentary | Episode Recap
Through A Mirror Darkly: Episode Commentary | Episode Recap
The Enemy of My Enemy: Episode Commentary | Episode Recap
Things Unseen: Episode Commentary | Episode Recap

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Charlie Jade Podcast #03: Discussing Episodes 6-10

Summer, Richard and Kevin discuss and analyze the developments and story arc of the episodes 6-10.

This was the area where Charlie Jade, both the man and the series, nearly lost their way. While some key information was learned about the connection between the Verses, we can still see where the story wanted to go, despite the distractions that pulled focus away from the main story for a time.

Episodes covered in this show:

Dirty Laundry: Episode Commentary | Episode Recap
Diamonds: Episode Commentary | Episode Recap
Devotion: Episode Commentary | Episode Recap
Betrayal: Episode Commentary | Episode Recap
Identity: Episode Commentary | Episode Recap

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Charlie Jade Commentary SE04: Alphaverse Guidebook

Presenting “A SHORT INSIDERS COMPARISON GUIDEBOOK TO THE PARALLEL UNIVERSES: ALPHAVERSE”

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Charlie Jade Commentary SE03: Gammaverse Guidebook

Presenting “A SHORT INSIDERS COMPARISON GUIDEBOOK TO THE PARALLEL UNIVERSES: GAMMAVERSE”

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Charlie Jade Podcast #02: Discussing the First Five Episodes

Summer, Richard and Kevin discuss and analyze the first five episodes… what can be considered the first book or opening arc of the story of Charlie Jade.

Episodes covered in this show:

The Big Bang: Episode Commentary | Episode Recap
Sand: Episode Commentary | Episode Recap
You Are Here: Episode Commentary | Episode Recap
The Power of Suggestion: Episode Commentary | Episode Recap
And Not a Drop to Drink: Episode Commentary | Episode Recap

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Charlie Jade Podcast #01: Intro to Charlie Jade

Summer Brooks, Richard Porter and Kevin Bachelder are each known in different circles for their love of good stories and of smart scifi television. Independent of each other, they discovered the series Charlie Jade, and became enamored of the story being told.

Because of Charlie Jade, they’ve come together to share their appreciation of the show, and hopefully entice a few more people to become fans.

Enjoy this introduction to Charlie Jade and the world the series is set in, and feel free to submit questions you might have using the contact form, and we’ll try to address them on an upcoming episode of this limited edition Charlie Jade discussion.

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Summer Brooks is co-host and producer of Slice of SciFi, a science fiction entertainment media radio show and podcast covering the latest news and developments in scifi television, film and new media. She initially became acquainted with Charlie Jade creator Robert Wertheimer after several interviews with him that were featured on the show. That led to working with him to provide audio commentary for the episodes as a standalone FarPoint Media podcast, and working with him to provide even more Charlie Jade material for the fans to enjoy.

Richard Porter is writer working as a software engineer, and working hard to make the jump to television writer, with the goal of landing a staff writer slot on a fun show. His Charlie Jade Recaps were a big hit over on PopCritics.com, and is currently writing recaps at Dream Loom.

Kevin Bachelder is known for his contributions to the Firefly/Serenity podcast The Signal and to the New England Browncoats; work on The ScapeCast, a FarScape podcast; and on the Blood Ties podcast Bite Back, in addition to his voiceover work.

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Charlie Jade Commentary SE02: Betaverse Guidebook

Presenting “A SHORT INSIDERS COMPARISON GUIDEBOOK TO THE PARALLEL UNIVERSES: BETAVERSE”

This is a document that Robert Wertheimer wrote up while on his way to Cape Town in November 2003 to begin pre-production and filming. Part factual, part speculative, it served as a reference to what life in Betaverse was to look like and feel like.

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Charlie Jade Recap: “Ouroboros”

Charlie told me once, everybody breaks. But he never did. Not once. – Karl Lubinsky

And so the story of Charlie Jade, a story one half-hour in the future, comes to a close. A bittersweet ending for sure – there was a lot of story left to tell – but a satisfying end to twenty hours of mystery and intrigue. But before we get started breaking it down, I’m going to suggest you go back and watch it again. Trust me when I tell you: even if you think you followed the episode, you didn’t. In fact, if you think you got it the first time through, you *really* didn’t. Go watch again. I’ll wait.

There you go. Now, you should be ready for this discussion. At least I hope it all made more sense the second time through. If not, you may want to try out the episode commentary at Charliejade.net. In particular, did you notice at the halfway mark that time was bent back on itself? Every moment with Charlie takes place after he’s entered linkspace, trying to remember what it is he is supposed to do. Scenes without Charlie occur before that, in the reference frame of the other players.

Let’s dig in.

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Charlie Jade Episode 120 Commentary: Ouroboros

Featuring commentary by Robert Wertheimer on Episode 120, “Ouroboros”.

Originally aired Space on 08/20/2005 in Canada, aired on SciFi Channel on 10/21/2008 in the USA.

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Charlie Jade Episode 119 Commentary: Flesh

Featuring commentary by Robert Wertheimer on Episode 119, “Flesh”.

Originally aired Space on 08/13/2005 in Canada, aired on SciFi Channel on 10/14/2008 in the USA.

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Charlie Jade Episode 118 Commentary: Bedtime Story

Featuring commentary by Robert Wertheimer on Episode 118, “Bedtime Story”.

Originally aired on Space on 08/06/2005 in Canada, aired on SciFi Channel on 10/07/2008 in the USA.

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Charlie Jade Recap: “Spin”

Those of Israelite descent had separated themselves from all foreigners. They stood in their places and confessed their sins and the wickedness of their fathers. – Nehemiah 9:2

Remember when we thought 01 Boxer was the epitome of evil?

Sure, 01 is a crazy bastard and has killed more than his share of people, but if we’ve learned one thing over the last two months it is this: 01 kills to save the multiverse. He kills to save billions. He kills to protect a way of life and peace and harmony with nature.

And while the sons bear the sins and wickedness of the father, we now definitely know where 01 gets his flexible morality. Bryon didn’t kill to save anyone. He killed to send his son a message that he his services were no longer needed. Recognizing his decay was happening too quickly to be reversed anymore, Bryon chose death at his son’s hands over the more painful alternative. What better way to achieve that than to take away he thing his son loved the most? He’d already caused 01’s mother’s death; now it was time to take away the rest of 01’s family.

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