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Old March 31 2013, 04:17 AM   #21
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Re: 10 Things a New Trek Series Must Have

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Any new Trek series is going to be serialized to some degree. It's just how you make dramatic television nowadays. The question is how much serialization. I'd like to see any new Trek series be less like Breaking Bad and more like Mad Men in that regard.
I think Mad Men is a great example of how to serialize a program like Star Trek. Characters grow and change each week, but the series is more like a collection of short stories (in the form of episodes) than one single, driving narrative (like Breaking Bad). Another example that might be useful would be The Wire, which was more heavily serialized, but produced seasons that were more or less complete narratives. Seasons three, four, or five could have each been the last season of the series and been quite satisfying.
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