But was there ever a problem with thread redundancy (in regards to TV shows and movies, that is)? Possible redundancy isn't quite the same thing as actually having to deal with multiple threads. Social threads (until they were regulated) are a great example of redundancy, and an example of when things need to be clamped down on. In my experience, there was never such a problem. The potential was certainly there if you had an abundance of NS/SA threads for the televsion shows and movies of the time. As I said though, it wasn't something that was on par with the social thread regulation.