Abby's Expositionary dialogue...cont'd

From: chance <>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 1996 07:33:41 -0800

>Well, there is one magazine reporter that isn't part of her regular co-workers. Besides, it's natural enough for me, maybe some of her co-workers are having a hard time spelling that name, I know that I would.

Eayh, but the magazine reporter was hardly being asked to drop down on her
knees and practise her square-knot, huh?

>How about if the SWAT Kats series using some sort of a story arc?
> if 22 minutes is just too small, maybe they should do some sort of episode
> by episode story telling.

I'm sure that was discussed, but most producers of kidvid consider shooting
the whole year's run as a continuing saga to be a bad gamble; it plays havoc
with reruns and syndicated broadcast, and generally doesn't take into account
that much of the audience in the traditional Sat-AM slots has a comparitively short
attention span. "Robotech", though a fine show, was also a serial and a commercial
failure when originally broadcast. "Exosquad" also used the serial format, but
was considered only a moderate success by Universal, and still suffered from the
same problems that killed "Robo" (though the anime-crowd will likely give
you an argument about the yen in that regard). The best solution seems to be
limited multi-ep story arcs a la "Batman: The Animated Series" and "Gargoyles"
to permit more complex storylines, but I doubt Tedco figured out that the same
audience watching these fairly "adult" series was also watching "SwatKats".
"Dedicated to the indomitable spirit of the sled dogs that relayed
 antitoxin six hundred miles over rough ice, across treacherous waters,
 through Arctic blizzards from Nenana to the relief of stricken Nome in
 the winter of 1925. Endurance, Fidelity, Intelligence." -- "Balto"

Received on Mon Mar 18 1996 - 10:56:35 PST

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