Thanks.LizR wrote:OK, fair enough, I don't pretend to know which is the correct technical term. My original comment was about the way some stories barely get started before they're over, often with a wham bam thank you ma'am resolution that feels as though it's been pulled out of a hat, to mix metaphors.-JMW- wrote:I was referring to production schedule - this was far more rushed in the sixties by the nature of television production in general. When we refer to the actual plotting structure it's usually termed "pacing".
Hence I'm quite keen on CC giving us longer episodes, which (if used properly) will allow the pacing to be more suited to a structure that generally involves introducing a new situation, new characters, a problem to be solved - and only then getting on with the actual story.
If Chris C opts for a single story narrative over the entire season then that would afford the build up you desire.
I doubt we'll return to the plodding plots of some of the classic era stories though. TV has moved on.