Thread: The End of Trek
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:07 PM
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Perhaps weak serialization would be a solution, i.e. you loosely connect your stories thematically such that it pays off to view them all but if you miss an episode you can still follow everything. Doctor Who works like this.
The disadvantage is of course that loose connections might be just too loose respectively that they trick you into irregularly watching but then realizing that you should have rather watch it all, something a clearly serialized series avoids via signaling to the audience that they have to persist (of course the series teases you to continue to watch but on a second level there is this clear 'your loyality will be rewarded with viewing pleasure so stay with us' order which makes you stick with it even if it sucks for some time).
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