Post by Whovitt on Aug 19, 2019 11:38:19 GMT
It's maybe not that big of a problem, other than for the climax of the arc in episode 12. Going by the Crossfire box sets, some episodes only use 2 or 3 main cast members, so it is quite feasible for them to have a number of episodes without Avon appearing. So I guess that the episodes they have in the can with Avon will be spread more thinly across volumes 2 and 3 rather than just volume 2. Crossfire was a mix of arc and filler episodes, and if Restoration is similar then they may pull a filler episode back from vol 3 into vol 2 and move an arc episode from vol 2 into 3 so Avon is participating in the arc the whole way through. The only major problem will be the climax of the arc in episode 12, because it has to be a rest button in some ways, in order to leave the crew back where we find them in the TV episode Terminal. It would be hard to do that episode without Avon appearing in some way, so they may have to edit in dialogue recorded for other episodes or form the archive.
The other potential problem is that Avon may not have been in all 4 episodes of vol 2, he was only in 2 episodes of Crossfire vol 1, so they may not have that many Avon episodes to work with in the first place.
I hadn't thought of reworking the episode orders. Like you say though, they mightn't have many episodes to play around with. It'll be interesting to see what they end up doing.