#27: Babylon 5 — The Rewards of Long-Form Plotting

This week, we show the richness and joy to be had from serious long-form plotting as shown in the five-year run of J Michael Straczynski’s BABYLON 5.

8:12 – ‘Premise’ – Breaks down Babylon 5’s major story beats.
14:45 – ‘Trap Doors’ – Explains the contingencies Straczynski plotted into his show.
28:30 – ‘Foreshadowing’ – Details the 3 different methods of paying off your set ups.
40:10 – ‘Retcons’ – Warns of the dangers in changing the rules of your world.
44:20 – ‘Historical Revelations’ – Explains setting up the future and paying off your past.
54:25 – ‘Improvisation’ – Details the benefit of being able to improvise after plotting your show.
1: 07: 00 – ‘Summary’ – Recapping the techniques discussed.

Royalty Free Music from Bensound. Stock image by George Hodan.

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