Picard series, stand alone episodes or season long arcs?

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by JesterFace, Apr 27, 2019.

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Which one for new Picard series?

  1. Stand alone episodes

    4 vote(s)
    16.0%
  2. Long story arcs

    21 vote(s)
    84.0%
  1. eschaton

    eschaton Commodore Commodore

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    I just can't agree here. Yeah, episodic shows had a lot of crap, but there were so many great standalone episodes that simply wouldn't have worked as well for a season arc. A season of The Inner Light, Duet, Tapestry, The Visitor, etc would have either been boring or injected dumb melodrama just to keep people watching.
     
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  2. The Butter Phantom

    The Butter Phantom Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    We have Short Treks. CBS should do episodic stuff under that series, and leave the main seasons for big serialised dramas. I totally agree, the episodic format allows for dilemma-of-the-week character explorations, but it's not what's popular with audiences. Even shows designed to be procedural, like Criminal Minds, are semi-serialised now.
     
  3. XCV330

    XCV330 A Being of Pure Caffeine Premium Member

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    from what Frakes said it will be coupled episodes with the same director.

    edited to add my thoughts and not confuse them with the above: There's clearly a large arc but it might be done in two-parters.
     
  4. Tenacity

    Tenacity Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Which audiences? It's not like there's this one mind set consolidated group.

    Personally in my twenties and perfer episodic story telling, over a mostly single arc season.
     
  5. Kor

    Kor Admiral Admiral

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    I would prefer "mini arcs" of two to three episodes, separated by standalone episodes.

    Kor
     
  6. Tenacity

    Tenacity Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I like it if I can miss a episode (not just watch later, but miss entirely) and not have it make much difference. Yes, most series have a few "must see" episodes packed with info, but with episodic that usually isn't typical.

    I missed an entire season of NCIS and I could pick up largely where I left off (still kind of wonder where Tony went to).