Use this tag for questions asking about the suggested reading or watching order for a series or franchise. If asking specifically for the chronological ordering instead, use the [chronological-order] tag instead.

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Do I need to watch any previous shows to understand Star Trek: Discovery? [on hold]

Star Trek: Discovery is set to air on CBS starting in 2017. Do I need to watch any of the prior series (TOS, Next Generation, etc.) to be able to understand what is happening in the new series?
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Can you watch the Butterfly Effect Movies out of order?

So I read the previews of all three Butterfly Effect movies and they all seem to be separate stories about separate people with separate ways of travelling through time. Does this mean that you can ...
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Suggested order for the Redwall series?

What is the most correct order in which to read Brian Jacques's series of Redwall books? I read most or all of them when I was younger, but would like to know how to order them in case I ever return ...
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Is this Star Trek order ok? [duplicate]

I am currently on season 3 of Star Trek: TOS, and wanted to know if/how watching in this order will affect the story (NO SPOILERS PLEASE!!!): Star Trek: TOS Star Trek: TAS Star Trek movies 1-7 Star ...
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After the Horus Heresy, what are the next series chronologically?

I came to my instant Warhammer addiction by way of a single Horus Heresy book sitting in the library surrounded by lesser books not carrying the light of the Emperor...Once I beheld the staggeringly ...
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Doctor Who, what to watch [duplicate]

So I've never watched Doctor Who before, and I want to watch it. However I do NOT have all the time in the world, and from what I understand not all early episodes survive/exist. I know it was re-...
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Reading order of CoDominium books?

In Order of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle Books two of the books are mentioned, bit looking in Wikipedia the CoDominium series is much larger, as it is mainly Pournelle who has carried the story. ...
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What is the correct reading order of books for the Obarskyr line?

In this question I found our that the line of Kings in Cormyr is still unbroken. What is the correct reading order of books if I'm only interested in catching up with the royal line of Cormyr? The ...
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Spider-man histories between Civil War and Secret Invasion

Reading New Avengers #27, We can see Peter using that black costume and reading The Amazing Spider man you just see him using that costume after its aunt was shot. I'm confused about it, because the ...
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What order should the books in the Percy Jackson universe be read in?

There are several dozen novels, short stories and other works set in the same world as Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Many of them aren't released chronologically in relation to each ...
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Which MCU movies are essential background for Civil War?

I'm interested to see Captain America: Civil War, but I haven't been keeping up with the Marvel Cinematic Universe very well. I've seen the first Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America films, half of the ...
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What's more important to have seen before Civil War: Daredevil S2 or Agent Carter S2?

My best friend has been lagging behind on her MCU TV shows lately. She's definitely going to be caught up with Agents of SHIELD before seeing Civil War, but she may not have time to watch both Agent ...
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What is the correct order to read the Diablo books series?

I'm starting to read the Diablo books series and I'm looking for correct order of books to start reading. Is there any recommended order for this book series?
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What Star Wars media is canon aside from the movies? [duplicate]

I have watched the seven main Star Wars movies (the original trilogy, the prequels and The Force Awakens). What else can I watch that’s canon like the movies, and is there any recommended viewing ...
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What are all comics about Emma Frost?

I'm interested to know more about Emma, and I would like to know what does come after Bloom's History? Emma Frost: Higher Learning (#1-6) Emma Frost: Mind Games (#1-6) Emma Frost: Bloom (#1-6) ...
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What are the essential comics in Marvel's “Civil War” comic event?

In preparation for seeing the film Captain America: Civil War, I'd like to read the Marvel comic event that it is based on. I have Marvel Unlimited, so I can read all of the issues no problem. However,...
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X-Men: reading order for story arcs

I would like to confirm if this reading order for X-Men story arcs is correct. (For example, I've heard that “Messiah Complex” actually comes before “House of M”.) Is the following reading order ...
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Which order to read the 4 Old Republic novels?

I've just purchased a single e-book containing the four Old Republic novels. They are presented in order of their publishing date: Fatal Alliance, Deceived, Revan, & Annihilation, respectively. ...
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Is “Uncharted Tales” related in any way to the main comic book series?

I'm currently reading the Farscape comic book series, and I've read TBOTEOTB, "Strange Detractors", "Gone And Back" and "Tangled Roots" already. I see that there are two side series available. For one,...
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In what order should I read the Dragonlance trilogies? [duplicate]

Recently I have finished the Chronicles trilogy by Margaret Wise and Tracy Hickman. I tried to find the Trilogy that comes after Chronicles, but the library didn't know. What is the correct reading ...
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Should I start reading batman from the start or from the new 52?

So I was looking to start reading the batman series. I have read through this question: Where to start reading The Batman? but it only seemed to confuse me as some of those releases are ...
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What is the intended viewing order for Farscape?

This question already asks what about the importance of watching Farscape in the intended order, but unfortunately the only answer that offers an intended order recommends going by the production code,...
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Is there a chronological reading order for Star Trek books?

I just started reading the Star Trek books and would like to know what is the best order for reading so that I can progress chronologically.
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Are the X-Men movies related to Deadpool? [duplicate]

No spoilers, please! My friend and I plan to see Deadpool soon, but she hasn't seen any of the X-Men movies. Would she benefit at all from having seen the X-Men movies (or at least, any specific ones)...
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Reading order for Bob, Agent of Hydra

Bob, Agent of Hydra (aka Hydra Bob) is a minor Hydra extra in the comics who is sometimes a sidekick of Deadpool. What is the reading order for the comics featuring Hydra Bob?
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Which X-Men movies should I watch before Deadpool?

I want to watch Deadpool, but I have heard the character has appeared in X-Men series too. My question is, if I watch X-Men before Deadpool, will it enhance my interest in the Deadpool character?
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What are the key books regarding Marvel's Illuminati?

Marvel's Illuminati group has grown in size since I first encountered it, and apparently has been involved in many more of the Marvel universe's major incidents. Which are the key issues dealing with ...
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Should I reread Incarnations of Immortality before tackling Under a Velvet Cloak?

So, I just discovered that Piers Anthony released another novel in his Incarnations of Immortality series called Under a Velvet Cloak. Apparently, this involves the Incarnation of Night, a new (to us) ...
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What is the viewing order for CW's DC shared universe?

As I understand it the following shows all take place in the same shared universe: Arrow Flash Constantine Vixen Legends of Tomorrow Supergirl (confirmed) The Flash (1990) And any others that ...
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What order should I read Deadpool TPB's?

With the upcoming Deadpool movie, I've become interested in reading his comics. For reasons of both time and money, I'm not interested in hunting down individual issues, so trade paperbacks and ...
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What is the recommended order for the books and the games of the Witcher?

With the (relatively) recent release of the third game and the recommendation of a friend, I'd like to discover this universe. I know there are several media; the books, the video games (though to be ...
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Reading order for books in A Series of Unfortunate Events universe

What is the reading order for the various books set in the same universe of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events?
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Reading order for Bionicle

What is the proper reading order for the various novels, comics, and movies that make up Bionicle? (I am asking about the old continuity, not the 2015 reboot.)
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Reading order for Animorphs

In what order should the Animorphs, Megamorphs, Chronicles, and Alternamorphs be read?
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Required reading before taking on Gaiman's Sandman series?

I'm planning on finally picking up the first volume of The Sandman. Before I start, is there anything imperative that I read first?
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Which issues, if any, are the Hellboy movies based on?

I was wondering which comic issues cover the story arcs used for the two live-action films. Supposing, of course, that the films were adaptations of existing comics, and not original plots loosely ...
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Order of books in A Song of Ice and Fire [duplicate]

There are numerous ways to read A Song of Ice and Fire I have done the research. I would like to read the 4th and 5th books simultaneously but I read that you can read A Knight of Seven Kingdoms ...
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Order of the legend of drizzt

I've been listening to the Legend of Drizzt series and am currently on The Orc King. Now my problem is in the last book, The Two Swords, it ended on the note of going to Gauntlgrym. So I started The ...
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Can I watch The Force Awakens without having previously watched the earlier films or read any novelizations?

If I have not seen any of the previous Star Wars movies, would it be possible to watch The Force Awakens and fully understand it? Does it provide enough of the background for me to know what is going ...
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Viewing requirements for Arrow S04E08 and The Flash S02E08

From the brief episode descriptions I've read for The Flash S02E08 (Legends of Today) and Arrow S04E08 (Legends of Yesterday), they appear to be two parts of the same story. I've watched all episodes ...
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What is the reading order for the 2015 Secret Wars event?

I've seen a few supposed reading orders and checklists, but most of them differ in spots. What is the full in-universe chronological reading order, including tie-ins and lead-ins for the 2015 Marvel ...
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Do any of the Secret Wars (2015) tie-in stories spoil the main Secret Wars story?

The final issue of Secret Wars (2015) has been delayed. I am reading via trade paperback/hardcover collected releases. Many of the tie-in stories are being released now in these collected releases. ...
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Riftwar Saga - Skipping Book #2

I've just finished the first book of the Riftwar Saga: Magician. I found the book ok, only. My biggest issue was that the book did not make me feel connected with the characters; Pug and Tomas seemed ...
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Watching order for Lost, incorporating mini-episodes

Where should additional episodes and so on be watched, when watching Lost seasons 1-6 in the normal order (not rearranged chronologically for instance)? How should they be interleaved with the regular ...
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Do recent episodes of the Welcome to Night Vale podcast contain spoilers for the novel?

The popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale recently had a novel released (October). Being a fan of the series, I purchased the book with every intention of reading it. Unfortunately, I have had less ...
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Suggested reading order for The Saga of Recluce

Is there any order for reading The Saga of Recluce by L. E. Modesitt? I want to start reading it, but I don’t know where to begin.
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Reading order of Warhammer Fantasy Time of Legends Books?

Anyone have a reading order for the time of legends books?
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Does anyone have a chronological reading order for Warhammer Fantasy?

I wanna start reading all the novels but would like to do so going by the actual history/years events are taking place.
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In what order should I watch The Thing movies?

I understand that the 2011 version of The Thing is a prequel to the 1982, and would come before the original in the movie universe chronology. However, I was wondering if it's necessary to watch the ...
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Is there any dependency between MCU and X-Men films?

Is there any need to have watched any MCU films in order to watch any of the 7 X-Men films (2000-2014)? On one hand, they are all Marvel universe based and obviously all share interconnected ...