1.6: More Than This (Spoilers on Release) Feb 3, 2017 11:07:43 GMT
Post by mark687 on Feb 3, 2017 11:07:43 GMT
I'm exactly the opposite. There should almost always be episodes in arcs that have nothing to do with the on-going stories. Things don't always link up in nice lines. It's actually more realistic that every now and again the team should hear mention of The Committee rather than every time they encounter adversaries, they bring up The Committee. And storytelling-wise the variation is better. Even the Key to Time season, which really HAS to feature the Key in every story, has the sense to vary things - for example in five of the six stories the Doctor and Romana spend whatever adventure they're having trying to find out what and where the Key segment is - and it turns out to be something that is also important to the storytelling of the individual adventure. In The Androids of Tara, they find it within five minutes of landing and it's got nothing to do with the adventure they get caught up in.
When the Poirot TV series still had The Big Four and The Labours of Hercules to adapt, I said it was a shame they couldn't go back to series of six one-hour slot episodes - serialise The Big Four over one series of six episodes and then do Labours over two more series - one episode per Labour. A friend pointed out that there'd never been an adaptation of The Lemesurier Interitance. I said to bung it somewhere in the middle of The Big Four. And then at the end Hastings says "But there's one thing I don't understand... how did the Lemesurier thing tie in...?" " Ah mon ami. You need everything tied up in ze big bow. Poi-Ro knows that life, it is not like zat'.
Honestly, I should just be in charge of everything.
Not before me you shouldn't LOL