I can dig it. There are many ways to approach this. In Star Trek (the old school kind) they had a formula which I think is golden.
1: Scientific or Cosmic Thought experiment
2: A crisis point within that experiment
3: A well trained star fleet crew (nearly post human utopian) would function as a well oiled machine at their stations, or on away missions, or during moments of stress brought on by the extremes of space travel (time travel)
4: The myth is told, the lesson learned, and the experiment resolved in some way, or left to haunt us in the aftermath, not to mention Bones, Jim, and Spock bringing levity or sobriety to a departing audience, leaving the profound story to echo in our minds for hours or even days to come.
Early Next Gen followed the same formula.
That is a formula beyond formula. Its called genius.
Genius is beyond formula and is attainable for those who obsess. Gene Roddenberry wrote lots for television, Westerns, dramas, this besides inventing Star Trek. His spoken word albums of lectures are
fascinating to me. Having to fight censorship, systemic racism, and religious hysteria, he still delivered monumental entertainment time and again, a source of inspiration for generations.
He obsessed until formula mutated into genius, and that is why we are going over his work now. Why its syndicated, streamed, rebooted, and even now being used to generate new material. Though Trek has changed a lot, the older series demonstrated a formulaic orthodoxy worth studying. The subsequent Star Trek shows are mutations of that genius, which is the counter orthodoxy that we must also study. In this way we may find out how to achieve such genius for ourselves. I believe that its possible.
As to Corporate Gothic, or Writers Block, or anything, we need to work out enough of an idea (a bible) so that such processes of formula are second nature. Then we can have fun and explore possibilities. That’s my favorite part LOL Lets consider this school idea carefully, because it is complicated. We need to feel this out a lil bit more before we dive into that kind of thing. Not saying not to think about it, because I am, but I’m not sure.