SGU 2.05 "Cloverdale" Episode Guide

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Précis

While surveying a new planet, Lt. Scott becomes infected by a plant-like creature. As he suffers hallucinations and falls in and out of consciousness, Tamara seeks a way to treat him.

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MGM/SciFi.com Official Summary

Official summary is not available as this episode has not yet aired in the United States.

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Concept Art: Alien Infection posted by Joseph Mallozzi, September 18, 2010. Annotation: SC 3 Teaser; For the next stage (SC 5), the dimensional mass should begin to wrap around the entire forearm and the makeup should extend to the fingers and nails; Next 2 scenes - (14, 17) the growth should have increased slightly (10 - 15%); SC 21 - Same as 17 - Arm is wrapped in coat to prep for surgery; SC 22 - Possible additional prosthetic application for surgical incision; SC 32 - Hardened version (see second concept drawing) plays until SC 55 where it is replaced with a breakaway version. The drawing also shows that this infection is due to a bite.

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While investigating a planet with his team, Lt. Scott is infected by an alien organism that affects both his mind and body.

While exploring a new planet, Lt. Scott encounters an aggressive plant-like creature that attacks and infects him. Unable to risk bringing an alien contagion back to Destiny, Tamara searches for a way to stop the alien infection from spreading. Scott meanwhile, drifts in and out of consciousness, hallucinating an ideal life back home on earth. As the infection spreads dire reality begins to seep into his dream state. With the more alien organisms surrounding the gate and closing fast, time may well run out on Scott.

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Production Notes

  • "More spinning today in the writers’ room and more headway made on those first ten episodes. ... Brad’s idea falls in the four slot, so he’ll take that one, which means Rob will be jumping on 3." — Joseph Mallozzi, October 28, 2009
  • "After breaking the first four episodes of season one Monday through Thursday, we spent a far more leisurely Friday discussing the general premise for the fifth, a.k.a.’s Brad’s episode. Unlike everyone else in the room, Brad prefers a less structured, more free-flowing approach to scriptwriting so, in his case, no breaking required, just a gentle couple of hours in the spin cycle. Still, I’d call that five for five." — Joseph Mallozzi, November 6, 2009
  • "As for Brad’s outline – Outline? He don’t need no stinking outline!" — Joseph Mallozzi, November 21, 2009
  • "The rest of the afternoon was devoted to more chitchat and trying to figure out why the Bridge Studios decided to upgrade the perfectly-fine network so that, now, no one can either print or stay online for any significant amount of time. Brad couldn’t open his script and when he tried to print it, had the page count balloon to about 117 pages. Paul, now wearing his Exec Producer’s hat for the show’s second season, made the executive call and informed him: 'Yeah, that’s too long.' I, on the other hand, smell a two-parter." — Joseph Mallozzi, January 11, 2010
  • "Brad’s script was long only as a result of a printer screw-up. No two-parter." — Joseph Mallozzi, February 4, 2010
  • "We discussed potential locations for Paul and Brad’s episodes and I got a sneak peek at some pretty fearsome-looking alien creatures – not to be confused with “those other aliens”." — Joseph Mallozzi, March 1, 2010
  • "Yesterday, we received a visit from our friends at Syfy, Exec. VP of Original Programming Mark Stern and Director of Development Erika Kennair, who dropped by to talk travel, television and, oh yeah, Stargate: Universe. We spent the afternoon discussing the first five scripts of season two and beyond – character developments, story arcs, and surprises in store for the not too distant future. It was a pleasant and ultimately fruitful sit-down that yielded some terrific ideas that I was quite excited about… until I sat down in front of my laptop this morning and realized I would now have to incorporate these terrific ideas into the rewrite of Awakening. Don’t get me wrong. I really do like the notions we came up with. They’ll help clarify some of the character motivations and offer up interesting revelations about her heroes. I just hate rewrites. Even more than I hate writing first drafts." — Joseph Mallozzi, March 12, 2010
  • "Brad, meanwhile, put out a full pink draft of Cloverdale. It’s one of those scripts the cast will LOVE working on it. They’re going to have tons of fun." — Joseph Mallozzi, April 13, 2010
  • "Cloverdale (episode #5) was shooting on location today in – where else? – Cloverdale..." — Joseph Mallozzi, April 28, 2010
  • "This afternoon, we watched a cut of episode #5, Cloverdale. I can’t wait to see the finished visual effects on this one!" — Joseph Mallozzi, May 14, 2010
  • "Watched the director's cut of #SGU 's EPS 205 last night. EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC" — Mark Savela, Twitter, May 15, 2010
  • Sean D. writes: "Can you give us any additional hints about episode “Cloverdale” beyond David Blue’s reveal to it being set in an alternate universe?" Answer: "Alternate universe? Really?" — Joseph Mallozzi, September 18, 2010
  • Concept Art: Alien Infection posted by Joseph Mallozzi, September 18, 2010. Annotation: SC 3 Teaser; For the next stage (SC 5), the dimensional mass should begin to wrap around the entire forearm and the makeup should extend to the fingers and nails; Next 2 scenes - (14, 17) the growth should have increased slightly (10 - 15%); SC 21 - Same as 17 - Arm is wrapped in coat to prep for surgery; SC 22 - Possible additional prosthetic application for surgical incision; SC 32 - Hardened version (see second concept drawing) plays until SC 55 where it is replaced with a breakaway version. The drawing also shows that this infection is due to a bite.

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--DeeKayP 13:59, 26 January 2010 (UTC)