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  1. Where do you get your episode information from?

  2. Why are some of the descriptions really short while others are really, really, REALLY long?

  3. Why are several different formats used for the detailed episode description pages?

  4. Can the detailed description pages be printed?

  5. How do you decide what constitutes "best line" or "best scene" in each of the episodes?

 
 
 
 
  1. Q: Where do you get your episode information from?
    A:
    The episode information comes from a variety of sources.

    First and foremost, most of the info comes directly from the ACP episodes themselves or from scripts of the episodes. Some of this info is sent to me by other fans who painstakingly write their descriptions while watching episodes they have on tape or are watching on TV. Most, however, are done by me.

    Secondly, descriptions of those eps that haven't been written up in full come either from my memories or the memories of other fans.

    Information such as original airdates and the complete episode title list comes from primary source material provided by people closely associated with the show and is unlikely (though not impossible) to be found anywhere else unless borrowed from here.

    I wish to stress here that absolutely none of the episode information on this site (including titles, airdates, guest info, trivia, descriptions, and synopses) comes from any other web site. In fact, most of the information on this entire site comes from primary sources (see disclaimer page for more details). Any similarities to any other site(s) are due entirely to coincidence or to the other site using this one as its source.

  2. Q: Why are some of the detailed descriptions really short while others are really, really, REALLY long?
    A:
    The really short descriptions are episodes that I haven't seen since I started compiling this information and don't have on tape...the descriptions come either from my own memory or from the memories of other fans.
    The medium length descriptions are generally for the first episodes that I wrote up (800 and 900 ranges of episodes). When I first started to write up episode descriptions, I wrote them up from memory and tried to write just a succinct synopsis. As time went on, I started getting more and more wordy.
    The really long descriptions were and are written as I watch the show and are scene by scene breakdowns of the episodes. Since I mine more information than just the descriptions from each episode as I watch it, writing up the descriptions takes a long time. I seem to averaging about 4 to 5 printed pages per episode these days.

    Most of the "under construction" descriptions are for episodes that aired before I started keeping track (i.e. eps between the one airing now in Canada and 814).

  3. Q: Why are several different formats used for the detailed episode description pages?
    A:
    The Pan Room, like the rest of the site, has undergone several changes over the last year. I haven't had a chance to convert all of the pages from the old format to the new format so you'll see a mix of the two (or three) different styles for a few weeks yet. Sorry about that. By the way, the new format is the one with the multi-coloured column on the left side of the page.

  4. Q: Can the detailed description pages be printed?
    A:
    Kind of. The new format of the detailed description pages is primarily designed for viewing online. If you can print pages without printing backgrounds or background colours, the pages should print out fairly well -- the diamond shaped bullets won't print, though, because they are white. In my experience, MSIE and similar browsers print OK (i.e. no background colours and all text converted to black) but Netscape doesn't look so good (it tries to print the colours of the backgrounds in grey scale, which is kind of a waste of ink, and unfortunately some of the text is also grey --it won't show up when printed).

  5. Q: How do you decide what constitutes "best line" or "best scene" in each of the episodes?
    A:
    If I really like it, it becomes the "best line" or "best scene". That's all there is to it. Lines and scenes suggested by other fans are included whenever I get the suggestions (within reason).

 
     
 

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