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SYNOPSIS: "Two extremely strong personalities clash over the computerization of a TV network's research department."  Synopsis source:

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Change
Bunny Watson changes his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Start
regarding Bunny Watson, the audience is waiting for something to start.

Main Character Approach: Be-er
Bunny Watson prefers a mental solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Holistic
Bunny Watson uses holistic problem-solving techniques.

Story Driver: Action
In terms of the overall plot, actions force decisions to be made.

Story Limit: Optionlock
The story climax occurs because all options have been exhausted.

Story Outcome: Success
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is achieved.

Story Judgment: Good
Bunny Watson ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Integrating Technology with People in a Research Department

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Learning
Overall Story Issue: Prerequisites vs. Preconditions
Overall Story Problem: Potentiality
Overall Story Solution: Certainty
Overall Story Symptom: Probability
Overall Story Response: Possibility
Overall Story Catalyst: Analysis
Overall Story Inhibitor: Need
Overall Story Benchmark: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 1: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 2: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 3: Obtaining
Overall Story Signpost 4: Understanding

Main Character Throughline

Bunny Watson

Main Character Throughline: Mind
Main Character Concern: Conscious
Main Character Issue: Investigation vs. Doubt
Main Character Problem: Potentiality
Main Character Solution: Certainty
Main Character Symptom: Proaction
Main Character Response: Reaction
Main Character Unique Ability: Reappraisal
Main Character Critical Flaw: Attraction
Main Character Benchmark: Memory
Main Character Signpost 1: Memory
Main Character Signpost 2: Preconscious
Main Character Signpost 3: Subconscious
Main Character Signpost 4: Conscious

Influence Character Throughline

Richard Sumner

Influence Character Throughline: Universe
Influence Character Concern: Present
Influence Character Issue: Work vs. Attempt
Influence Character Problem: Production
Influence Character Solution: Reduction
Influence Character Symptom: Probability
Influence Character Response: Possibility
Influence Character Unique Ability: Repulsion
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Appraisal
Influence Character Benchmark: Past
Influence Character Signpost 1: Past
Influence Character Signpost 2: Progress
Influence Character Signpost 3: Future
Influence Character Signpost 4: Present

Relationship Story Throughline

Battle of Wits and Romance

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Conceiving
Relationship Story Issue: Permission vs. Deficiency
Relationship Story Problem: Reevaluation
Relationship Story Solution: Evaluation
Relationship Story Symptom: Probability
Relationship Story Response: Possibility
Relationship Story Catalyst: Expediency
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Strategy
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Conceiving
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Becoming

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Learning
Overall Story Consequence: Conceiving
Overall Story Cost: Present
Overall Story Dividend: Conscious
Overall Story Requirements: Understanding
Overall Story Prerequisites: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Preconditions: Past
Overall Story Forewarnings: Memory

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