Interesting bit o' trivia: Did you know that Indiana Jones is based largely on a film character almost exactly like Indiana Jones?
What you are doing here is following in the path that George Lucas and Steven Spieldberg took before so you are in good company and Indiana Jones is certainly a good starting point. There will be a lot of references and inferences to be found. Fun! Adventure! Action!
The Challenge will be to differentiate your character in such a way that he is not Indiana Jones.
Background (original series goals and ideas):
Captain Heroic pays tribute to the sci-fi cartoons of the 60s (Doctor Who meets Indiana Jones)
Sci-fi adventurer/hero of sorts who travels around in his (space)ship saving people and getting into (interesting) situations
The Author (that'd be you) was originally inspired to follow the plot lines of Doctor Who a little too closely and Heroic was determined to be from an ancient race that disappeared after a massive civil war fought with Heroic's arch-nemesis Lordship Goriath. After the war most of the advanced tech from his race disappeared and the only remaining relic is his little ship (which is a lot more powerful than it looks).
A single pilot episode of 5 minutes (Not longer than 10 minutes)
Feedback will dictate additional episodes
Distribution: Free (to encourage viewers to support the series)
Distribtion Method: Youtube, A:M Films, etc. (anticipated)
Goal: Produce a completed pilot (Start to Finish)
Mid term (as greenlit):
Each season: Min (5 episodes) Max (6 episodes)
Each episode: Min (5 minutes) Max (10 minutes per)
Season Finale (the 6th Episode): A cliffhanger leading to (and partially resolved in) Season 2
Distrubiton Method: [Targeting critical technology at the opportune moment]
Goal: Personal contentment with being able to successfully tell Heroic's story.
Long term (Post Mortem): Unk
[Suggested Outcome: Disney so highly values Heroic's tale they agree to license the property on your terms. You turn them down but discuss options for other properties you'd like to see move forward. They agree and produce those features but continually strive to get you to agree to modified terms with Heroic included. You grow to a comfortable old age and die before a contract is signed so your family now has to make that important decision for you. Because you were thinking long term you already talked with them about this and even put it in your will so they know exactly what you want to do with Heroic. With the final contract signed, a new generation soon thrills to an all new episode of the continuing adventures of Captain Heroic. ]
So, who is Captain Heroic?
A simple and clear cut adventurer whose flaws and mistakes cannot keep him from being true to his character and never compromise his morals. Heroic will serve the needs of (the people of) the galaxy as he stands against tyranny in all its forms... especially against the threat of Goriath, his evil arch-nemesis.
Checking them out.
I know for a fact I have seen them before... it's a vague memory... so I'm interested in seeing what my memory has recorded in comparison to the actual episodes. With luck I should be able to watch them tonight. I'll put my action adventuring glasses on.