Stephen Blinn was deposed April 23, 2001.
He appeared for his deposition, but did not bring the documents which were requested. Mr. Blinn tesified that many
of the similarities between The Omega Syndrome and The Omega Code, as alleged in the Complaint, were in
the treatment for the work Mr. Blinn alternatively entitled, "The Code", "The Ancient Time Code", or "The Millenium Code"
written by Barton Green (a/k/a Hollis Barton) shortly before Mr. Blinn got involved. Barton Green later submitted an
edit of this work entitled, for the first time, "The Omega Code". Mr Blinn did not know how or why Barton Green
used this new title, or if anyone else involved may have suggested this title.
Mr Blinn testified that his contributions to The Omega Code can be seen by comparing the treatment written by Barton
Green, to the final screenplay. Further stating that virtually all of the changes made to the treatment from that point
on were made by Stephen Blinn. However, since Mr. Blinn did not bring the original treatment he worked from, or the
final screenplay he completed (though he had been so requested), this comparison could not be made.
Mr. Blinn confirmed Barton Green's testimony that Paul Crouch appeared to be the individual in ultimate control of
the project, and Mr. Crouch presided over several meetings with Jan Crouch at TBN headquarters where main points of the story
and the budget for the film production were discussed.
He testified that Paul, Jan and Matthew Crouch, ALL made suggestions for changes to the screenplay.
Mr. Blinn further testified that he was additionally retained to write the screenplay for the sequel, "The Meggido"
(Omega Code II), and is still employed by Gener8Xion Entertainment or 8X, the company owned by Matthew Crouch.