Ready for a tour of our offices? Buckle up and keep your hands and feet inside the tram at all times. And please don't feed the writers.
Downstairs in the lobby are big posters of the productions made at the studio. Our poster is next to HEROES, down the hall from DEXTER, and across the way from classic films such as GILDA. Mmm, taste that history!
Whenever writers convene for the start of a season, the most important thing on the agenda is... of course... interior decorating. Co-creator Jaime Paglia demonstrates his mastery of the art form by mapping out a strategy for positioning furniture.
On some television shows, The Room can be stiff and formal with back-breaking chairs arranged around a big conference table. On EUREKA we prefer a more low-key approach, full of comfy couchy goodness.
A baby episode in the wild! Soon it will reach maturity, with index cards noting story beats such as twists, escalations, and act outs. There's a debate among television writers as to whether it's best to break stories with cards on a bulletin board or with dry erase markers on a white board. (For the record, we're RIGHT.)
Writers with the most legible penmanship get the honor/are coerced into writing cards as we break episodes. Some of us have been told we have the handwriting of a serial killer and are excused from participating.
Meet Theme Amy! Sometime early on, co-executive producer Amy Berg displayed a knack for encapsulating an episode's theme in a brief, catchy bit o' pithiness. If you look carefully, you can see the theme for an upcoming episode!
**Disclaimer: Theme for an upcoming episode may be invisible.
Breaking a story is wandering into uncharted territory, and sometimes you uncover weird/random/funny stuff on the way. Our favorite "room bits" and quotations get cards too, although many of them -- ahem -- do not belong on a family blog like this one. Check out Bruce Miller's radical reinterpretation of how to spell Archimedes!
We're big fans of gadgets and fun stuff from sites like ThinkGeek. This is what we use to blow up bad ideas. Happily it has not been worn out from overuse. Yet.
Toys play a vital part in The Room. We make stuff up for a living, and to do that we have to let our imaginations run wild like kids on a playground. If you look at a jungle gym and see a spaceship, you're probably a writer on EUREKA.