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December 31, 2013

Metanarratives

"There has been one big change since Battlestar Galactica was starting out: Serialization, which had been an anathema to most network executives, is now valued and sought after. But there's a flip side to that, [Ron] Moore said: Executives want writers to walk into pitch meetings with several years' worth of storytelling already worked out in advance."

"They're starting to sort of talk themselves into believing that if you walk in and you've got it all worked out in advance, that's the ticket to success," Moore said. "And the truth is, 'Lost' and 'Battlestar' and shows like that -- we kind of made it up as we went along, and you discover things, you improve things, you make corrections ... Networks, in classic network fashion, are talking themselves into believing, 'Well, if we can just get them to tell us everything at the beginning,'" then a show will succeed.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 31, 2013 10:27 AM