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Old May 19th 09, 19:39   #7
GKarsEye
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Re: Does any tv series / book saga / movie saga achieve B5's plot structure?

I actually there's too MUCH "arc" and plotting on TV now. Yes, on B5 it was awesome, but again, that's an exception. Now we get a bunch of series that are just... canceled. It's like the entertainment equivalent of blue balls.
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