Forbidden Planet

Storyform

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Steadfast
Commander J.J. Adams maintains his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Stop
regarding Commander J.J. Adams, the audience is waiting for something to stop.

Main Character Approach: Do-er
Commander J.J. Adams prefers a physical solution to his problem.

Main Character Mental Sex: Male
Commander J.J. Adams uses linear 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
Commander J.J. Adams ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Rescue Mission

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Obtaining
Overall Story Issue: Morality vs. Self Interest
Overall Story Problem: Temptation
Overall Story Solution: Conscience
Overall Story Symptom: Disbelief
Overall Story Response: Faith
Overall Story Catalyst: Self Interest
Overall Story Inhibitor: Openness
Overall Story Benchmark: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 2: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 3: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 4: Obtaining

Main Character Throughline

Commander J.J. Adams

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Future
Main Character Issue: Openness vs. Preconception
Main Character Problem: Reconsider
Main Character Solution: Consider
Main Character Symptom: Disbelief
Main Character Response: Faith
Main Character Unique Ability: Delay
Main Character Critical Flaw: Approach
Main Character Benchmark: Past
Main Character Signpost 1: Present
Main Character Signpost 2: Progress
Main Character Signpost 3: Past
Main Character Signpost 4: Future

Influence Character Throughline

Dr. Morbius

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Subconscious
Influence Character Issue: Closure vs. Denial
Influence Character Problem: Temptation
Influence Character Solution: Conscience
Influence Character Symptom: Hinder
Influence Character Response: Help
Influence Character Unique Ability: Hope
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Rationalization
Influence Character Benchmark: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 1: Conscious
Influence Character Signpost 2: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 3: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Subconscious

Relationship Story Throughline

Man vs. "Demigod"

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Becoming
Relationship Story Issue: Responsibility vs. Commitment
Relationship Story Problem: Avoid
Relationship Story Solution: Pursuit
Relationship Story Symptom: Disbelief
Relationship Story Response: Faith
Relationship Story Catalyst: Commitment
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Closure
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: Obtaining
Overall Story Consequence: Becoming
Overall Story Cost: Subconscious
Overall Story Dividend: Future
Overall Story Requirements: Understanding
Overall Story Prerequisites: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Preconditions: Memory
Overall Story Forewarnings: Past

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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