Beyond Outline

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The Beyond Outline was the name for an interview with The Adventures of Sinbad creator Ed Naha, conducted by fans Eury and Meg in the summer of 1998 following the series' cancellation[1]. Posted on LWo Fan Fiction Productions's website, it inspired major plot and character developments in The Adventures of Sinbad Fan Fiction Seasons, along with many other fanworks.


Bryn lost her memory when she was left for dead after her village was destroyed by a vengeful Rumina. What she doesn't remember could fill an entire season, as I had planned for Season Two. Bryn's mother was part of a small colony of people who, basically, practiced (and were born with) elemental magic. They communicated with both the flora and the fauna around them telepathically.Bryn's mother was kidnapped by Turok. She became Turok's wife. She gave birth to two daughters, Rumina, the elder, and Bryn, the younger; one daughter represented the dark side of the union, the other the light. When Bryn was still young, her mother, haven given up on daddy's little girl, Rumina, fled with Bryn and made her way back to her original colony. In a fit of anger, Turok uttered something along the lines of "I wish they both were dead!" (Closely akin to the line from Beckett, "Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?") Rumina took it literally, hoping to please her father. Much to Turok's dismay (He DID love his wife anddaughter, even if they didn't turn out the way he had hoped), Rumina swooped into the peaceful colony and destroyed them all....but for Bryn...who was left to die alone. .

Dermott is Maeve's younger brother. On a trip for her own diabolical amusement, a younger Rumina was confronted by a younger Maeve. Maeve had the audacity to try to stop Rumina from enslaving some of the young, handsome men in her Irish village. Rumina could have killed Maeve but because Maeve was such a firebrand, chose, instead, to torture Maeve for the rest of her life. She reached out to the one closest to Maeve, Dermott, and transformed him into a hawk. This act was meant to plague Maeve for the rest of her life. The only way the spell could be broken, the only way Dermott could, once again, be the lad he was, was for Maeve, a farm girl with an attitude, to master the magical arts. For, only when Rumina, the spell caster, was destroyed, could Dermott become human once again.

During the two years Sinbad was gone, he essentially, was in a comatose state, nurtured by the alien "watchers." An interesting twist, though: Sinbad died when he ship went down. Bryn died when Rumina destroyed the village. Physically, they were out of it as far as this earthly plane was concerned. The aliens, realizing their potential, managed to get hold of their "spirits" and, after healing their battered bodies, gave them back their "souls," so to speak, and sent them off to fulfill their destinies.

Season Three would have picked up where Season Two left off. We would have found Rumina in a wretched state. Her powers were basically knocked out of her during the explosive finale in "Vengeance of Rumina." Now, a year or so later, she is the captive wench of a sorcerer just as evil as Rumina ever was. She tricks the sorcerer, robs him of his powers and leaves him for dead. She then goes after Sinbad. Sinbad, after all, has now killed her father twice. She stalks Sinbad and is about to kill him when Bryn enters. Rumina recognizes her immediately. Bryn, however, has no idea who Rumina is. In a magical face-off, Rumina retreats.

Rumina now has bigger fish to fry. She infuses Bryn with an incubus; a spirit which will slowly steal the life from Bryn's body. Through the help of Firouz and a mystic, Sinbad enters the mind of Bryn to try to save her life. While in her mind, the two of them unlock all the secrets of Bryn's past in a nightmarish landscape. However, there is the risk that Sinbad will be trapped and die in Bryn's mindscape; the incubus being very good at what he does.

Hearing of a hermit/healer in the hills, Doubar and Rongar set off on a perilous journey. They believe the hermit/healer is Dim-Dim. Only a master magician can save Bryn and Sinbad. They finally make it to the hermit's lair and find a man in a mask. The hermit isn't Dim-Dim but, rather Turok.

Turok survived the final blast at the end of "Vengeance. " He was enveloped in Scratch's hellfire. Now, he is whole but has changed drastically. His face is scarred. One half is hellfire-spawned, a hideous visage of molten skin. The other half is the old Turok's. His mind,also, is changed; half of him a homicidal maniac, the other half the sinister yet sarcastic Turok of old. Since he keeps his mask on, Turok hides his identity from Doubar and Rongar. When he hears that the source behind this incubus is Rumina, he agrees to help.

Turok returns and saves Sinbad and Bryn. Rumina appears. Turok unmasks himself. There's a battle between father and daughter. Rumina flees. Turok then asks Bryn to rejoin the family. She refuses. Turok makes a move to destroy Bryn's new family, the crew of The Nomad. She's willing to sacrifice her life to save them. Moved, Turok lets them go...this time. With the warning that, should their paths cross again, he'll forget Bryn is his baby girl.

Thus, the stage would have been set for a new battle between good and evil. Turok stalks Rumina. Rumina stalks Sinbad and Bryn. Doubar, realizing that Bryn is Turok's daughter, thinks that she may be some sort of unwitting spy and doesn't trust her. (This latter hiccup would have been resolved by about episode five wherein Rumina traps Doubar in way that he will slowly die. Bryn is temporarily robbed of her powers. She finds Doubar and, even though she is only human, refuses to leave his side and works with all her might to try to keep him alive.)

The end of the series would have been an almost "Close Encounters" type show, wherein everyone wearing a rainbow bracelet gets visions of a certain geographical spot in what is now called The United Kingdom. They all journey to the spot (our crew follows, confused) and are confronted by the last of the Alien "watchers," a dragon-like creature whose spaceship is no longer capable of flight. He has allowed the other watchers to flee safely. It seems that these creatures, when discovered, are tracked down and killed by various knights out to have a dragon head on their mantels. Since they are non-violent, they are like lambs led to slaughter.

The Alien creature basically repeats the New Testament's "beatitudes" for the assembled rainbow bracelet wearing crowd. ("Blessed are the peacemakers, etc.") He tells them all that they and their children and their children's children are now entrusted with saving humanity from its own foibles. They have been chosen because they best exemplify what is strong and true in the human spirit. The path will be hard. There will be set-backs but, until the "watchers" return, it is up to these peacemakers to guide the planet. In the crowd, along with Sinbad, Bryn and Tetsu would have been ancient citizens who bore more than a casual resemblance to Ghandi, Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King, etc.; thus hinting that this line of strength and goodness is still around us.

After the crowd disperses, the large reptilian alien goes off to fulfill its the hands of a brash young British knight, Sir George.