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January 08 2017

The Story Toolkit's latest writing podcast: "Firefly: Out of Gas - Polarising the Cast". An in depth look at the craft of the Firefly episode "Out of Gas" written by Tim Minear and directed by David Solomon.

Time stamps and content breakdown:

1-35 - 'Premise' - Outlining FIREFLY's terrifically realised terrific and its great cast.
12-10 - 'Out of Gas' - Breaks down the episode 'Out of Gas' key story beats.
17-30 - 'Polarisation' - Discussing how a well designed cast react differently to the same story event.
32-20 - 'Deliniation' - Detailing the excellent choices Tim Minnear made to delineate the cast.
39-40 - 'Exposition' - Picking through the superb way FIREFLY deals with exposition.
55-40 - 'Controlling Idea' - Discussing the Controlling Idea of the episode and how it is realised.
59-30 - 'Summary' - Recapping the writing techniques discussed.

Made me wanna watch the episode once again.

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