Polished up the script and started on the storyboards for episode 6 today; here are the first four (OMG spoilers!):|
You can expect the final versions of these, which should be out by the end of this week, to be a bit more polished, not to mention verbose. ;D
Anyway you might be able to tell that the opening of episode 6 will be a bit atmospheric, or at least, inside an atmosphere, and speaking of such things, in case you missed them when I posted them on the forum, here are tiny slices of some gorgeous images I came across while doing research for this episode yesterday:
(image from NASA/ESA)
^ A small section of the Eta Carinae Nebula, home of hypergiant star cluster Eta Carinae, whose cycle of nova-scale explosions--last observed from Earth in the 1840's, when Eta Carinae briefly became the second-brightest star in the sky--is generating its own double-headed nebula inside the larger cloud.
(image from Sloan Digital Sky Survey)
That is the center of our galaxy, as seen from Earth; the middle of those vast encircling clouds of glowing gas, dark dust, and shining stars is where our story takes place, for therein lies the very real supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*.
For the full versions of those images, check the forum thread.