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Sam's Big Fight
Gargax monster
The structure of any Hero story, whether it be Batman, Indiana Jones, James Bond, or Dr. Who, always follows the same shape. Intermittent periods of danger, which the hero has to survive by his own wits or strength.

A weak cop-out, which I see far too often in movies and TV shows, is when somebody shows up unexpectedly to save the hero. This is lazy writing, because it generally means that the writers can't think of anything else. How many times have you watched that same tired old scene, where the hero is saved by the intervention of third party, who usually shoots the villain?

So the problem I had in writing the Super-Sam sequence below, is how can Sam save himself against a powerful foe, when he's weak as a kitten, can't fly, and is inches from death.

I'm afraid you're going to have to wait until next Tuesday, when my solution will be posted on the Forbidden Planet Blog.

All previous episodes can be seen here. forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/?cat=21

Sam Fight 1

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