#21: Dr Strange — 1: Linking Character Dimensions and Plot

First of our podcasts on Marvel Studio’s latest blockbuster, DR STRANGE. Here, we explain how despite being lots of fun, the film’s writers don’t truly link character and plot into a cohesive whole. For more on the connection between character dimensions and plot, check out our episode discussing MAN OF STEEL. Royalty Free Music from Bensound.…

#14: Man of Steel — Delineating Character Dimension

As a counterpoint to our previous episode on COLUMBO, we use MAN OF STEEL to showcase the importance of delineating character dimension with an example that failed to do so, and as a result, how the problems of Zack Snyder’s film stem from that one fundamental mistake. For more on character dimensions and plot, check…

#10: Columbo – Delineating Character Dimension

With examples from half a dozen episodes, we demonstrate how Lt Columbo’s single dimension generates the form of one of the greatest detective series ever made. For more episodes on use of character dimension in story, check out the MAN OF STEEL and DR STRANGE episodes. Royalty Free Music from Bensound. Logo design by the…

#9: Monsters University — Prequels

This week on The Story Toolkit, we delve into the inherent difficulties of crafting a prequel to a pre-existing story. Using Pixar’s MONSTERS UNIVERSITY, we discuss how hard it is to find a gap in a story big enough to craft an original prequel. Royalty Free Music from Bensound. Logo design by the Proxy Guy.