Picard series, stand alone episodes or season long arcs?

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


Which one for new Picard series?

  1. Stand alone episodes

    4 vote(s)
  2. Long story arcs

    21 vote(s)
  1. eschaton

    eschaton Commodore Commodore

    Oct 2, 2017
    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.
    Kor and Soong-type Android like this.
  2. The Butter Phantom

    The Butter Phantom Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Apr 21, 2019
    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

    Sep 24, 2017
    jippers on a beach somewhere
    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

    Jul 14, 2016
    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

    Jul 31, 2001
    Christopher Pike, future Orion Pirate
    I would prefer "mini arcs" of two to three episodes, separated by standalone episodes.

  6. Tenacity

    Tenacity Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 14, 2016
    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).