#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’ –…

#26: Battlestar Galactica — The Importance of Long-Form Plotting

This week, we expose the failures of promising to plot out a long-form story and not delivering as seen in the 2003 SyFy channel’s reboot of the series, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. We talk about audience expectation, the difficulties in long-form plotting and risking alienating your audience if you neglect to follow through with your set ups. Royalty…