Re: Story arc

From: Edo Andromedo <>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 1996 10:21:57 +0700

>>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 hav=
>with reruns and syndicated broadcast, and generally doesn't take into accou=
>that much of the audience in the traditional Sat-AM slots has a comparitive=
>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).

Well, I'm not talking about a serial kind of story arc, I was talking about=
 a story arc that where each episode will be able to stand alone, but if the=
 audiences continue to watch the show, then over time a story written on a=
 much larger scale will begin to emerge.

Received on Mon Mar 18 1996 - 22:56:28 PST

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