Questions tagged [continuity]

Continuity, in this site's context, refers to how continuous two different works in the same franchise are. This usually means consistency, but could relate to other concepts.

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To whom was Yoda referring when he said, “There is another?”

In the original trilogy Yoda refers to another hope: Obi-Wan: "That boy is our last hope." Yoda: "No...there is another..." The assumption being after seeing Return of the Jedi (Episode VI) that ...
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How old were each of the Doctor's incarnations?

As of the second season of Matt Smith as The Doctor, we've seen him give his age variously in a range between 900 and 1100 years (Note: I'm being deliberately vague here to avoid spoilers; being more ...
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Why is the “Arnold Schwarzenegger” terminator referred to by two different product numbers (T-101, T-800)?

In the original film, The Terminator, Schwarzenegger's character was a "Cyberdyne Systems Model 101". Likewise for Terminator 2 & 3. However, in the video game adaptation of Terminator 3, this ...
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In the X-Men movie franchise, were the third and fourth movie written out of the timeline?

Much like Superman III and IV were kind of just...ignored... was it the same with the 3rd and 4th X-Men movies when X-Men: First Class came out? It seems that most of the inconsistancies with the ...
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In what ways does The Cursed Child contradict established Harry Potter canon?

For those of you who don't know, Jack Thorne, has written a script called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is set nineteen years after J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books. As to be expected ...
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What is the connection between Snow Crash and The Diamond Age?

I've heard that these two novels by Neal Stephenson take place in the same universe. What connections exist between the two novels and what is the time-line like?
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Does Star Trek ever allude to Sulu's sexual orientation?

George Takei has recently renewed his celebrity via social media and especially his support for gay rights. Did Hikaru Sulu (Takei's character in Star Trek) ever have a lover or love interest in the ...
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How did Newt graduate from Hogwarts if he got expelled?

JK Rowling revealed1 on twitter that Newt Scamander got expelled from Hogwarts. J.K. Rowling @JK_Rowling Dumbledore was a young teacher at the time Newt was expelled. He wasn't able to revoke ...
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Given the supposed time-line of GOTG Vol.2 why did Stan Lee claim to have been a Fed-Ex man?

Perhaps an overly pedantic observation, however, in the Guardians of the Galaxy cameo Stan Lee claims to have been a Fed-Ex man. This is presumably a reference to the Stan Lee cameo at the end of ...
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Why did “Charlie Francis” appear in the Episode 11 of Season 2 of Fringe?

The character had been killed episodes before and appeared totally unexpectedly in the episode called Unearthed. As the Wikipedia notes: Has this ever been properly explained?
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How did The Doctor and Clara escape his timeline?

In the last episode of season 7, The Doctor goes into his timeline to save Clara. It ends when they see his war regeneration and Clara faints. Did I miss a special episode between that one and the ...
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How does Teen Titans fit in with the Young Justice continuity?

Specifically, I am curious about Dick Grayson, as he's the Robin in both shows. The interesting part is thus: Cyborg and Raven from the Teen Titans are both founding members of The Justice League, and ...
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How long did Harry's belief that he would live with Sirius last?

Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter 22 But the thing that was lowering Harry’s spirits most of all was the prospect of returning to the Dursleys. For maybe half an hour, a glorious half hour, he had ...
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How did Secret Wars fit into regular comics continuity?

I’ve just read Marvel’s Secret Wars series from 1984/5. (Fun!) In it, a bunch of heroes and villains are transported to the far reaches of the universe, and (in a surprising turn of events for a ...
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Why does Captain Antilles in a New Hope say they're on a diplomatic mission?

Given the ending of Rogue One... Therefore why does Captain Antilles, while getting choked by Darth Vader, say: We intercepted no transmissions. ... This is a consular ship. We're on a diplomatic ...
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What language does Greedo speak?

In the Clone Wars S03E04, Greedo speaks English Galactic Basic/Common. However, in "A New Hope", Greedo speaks... well, whatever he speaks, it's not English. What language is it, and also, does he ...
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Why did Scotty think Capt Kirk was alive?

In season 6 episode 4 of of Star Trek: TNG; Captain Scott is recovered from a transport buffer after 75 years on the Jenolen. He asks if Jim Kirk was still alive and if he'd come to rescue him. But ...
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Did Sheridan really destroy the EAS Roanoke?

In Babylon 5 S3E10: Severed Dreams, the station along with the EAS Alexander and EAS Churchill are attacked by the EAS Agrippa and EAS Roanoke, plus supporting ships. After some initial fighter ...
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How did Círdan have a beard?

While reading this answer, I saw that it says: In the Unfinished Tales Christopher Tolkien states that: In a note written in December 1972 or later, and among the last writings of my father’s on the ...
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Uncanny, Astonishing, Ultimate and Legacy…How does this tie in with X-Men?

There are a lot of different comic book spin-offs of the X-men. Here is a list of the ones Wikipedia considers 'Core' Astonishing X-Men • New Mutants • Uncanny X-Force • Uncanny X-Men • Wolverine and ...
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Could Green Lantern: The Animated Series be considered part of the DCAU?

I've been on a DCAU kick for a while (recently my local Wal-mart had a large stock of most of the seasons of the different shows), and while I was looking up a few things about the DCAU, I began ...
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Keeping track of continuities

I'm trying to get back into marvel comics (specifically, but I'm guessing a more general answer would benefit the masses here) and I'm struggling to pin down which comic lines occur in the same ...
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Why does Ender think Bonzo was the one who had made Ender jump through the gate immediately?

When Ender is observing Rabbit Army's instantaneous emergence from their gate during Dragon Army's their first battle, he thinks to himself that this was learned from when Bonzo Madrid had done this ...
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Why did Jedi in the prequel movies use the Force offensively?

One of the Yoda's quotes which sticks in my mind most from the original series is A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, NEVER for attack! To back this up we see Vader and Sidious using ...
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Connections between Sanderson's stories

In his story Warbreaker, the old warrior who started the Manywar was named Kalad, and in The Way of Kings, the soldier-slave Kaladin is one of the focal points of the story. Very similar sounding ...
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Did Tom Riddle and Voldemort have the same wand?

This question caused me to think of another question. The books/movies establish that Voldemort (as well as Harry) has a wand with the incredibly rare Phoenix feather as the core. Voldemort's wand ...
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Is a distinction between “food” and “drink” ever specified as per Gamp's Law?

Quoting from Wonderbook: Book of Spells: Water-Making Spell The Water-Making Spell conjures clean, drinkable water from the end of the wand. Thus, with the Water-Making Spell the trained ...
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Are there books in the other Star Wars movies?

One part of the trailer for The Last Jedi always puzzled me: We see one shot of what looks like a shelf of books - you know; with covers, spines, paper pages, etc. Later we get this close up and see ...
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How did Voyager reach the wreckage so fast going warp 2?

In the Voyager episode Scorpion Part 1 (season 3 finale) our heroes are headed to a destination that is 5.2 light years away. Captain Janeway orders Paris to set a course and move at warp 2. According ...
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Does new Star Wars continuity only affect post-Jedi EU? [duplicate]

I have read this press release a couple of times. In order to give maximum creative freedom to the filmmakers and also preserve an element of surprise and discovery for the audience, Star Wars ...