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
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
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.
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).
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.
the detailed description pages be
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
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).