Events 1902 – “Electric Theatre”, the first full-time movie theatre in the United States, opens in Los Angeles. 1956 – As the World Turns and The Edge of Night premiere on CBS. The two soaps become the first daytime dramas to debut in the 30-minute format. 1972 – Actor Charlie Chaplin returns to the United… Read More
What is an Episode?
Introduction An episode is a narrative unit within a larger dramatic work or documentary production, such as a series intended for radio, television or on-line consumption. Episode derives from the Greek term (Ancient Greek: ἐπεισόδιον) (epeisodion), meaning the material contained between two songs or odes in a Greek tragedy. It is abbreviated as ep (plural… Read More
What is a Bottle Episode?
Introduction In episodic television, a bottle episode is produced cheaply and restricted in scope to use as few non-regular cast members, effects, and sets as possible. Bottle episodes are usually shot on sets built for other episodes, frequently the main interior sets for a series, and consist largely of dialogue and scenes for which no… Read More