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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What happens after the events of All Star Superman?

I just finished watching this movie. Is there a follow up? Or was this a one off? How do the events of this movie fit into the main continuity?
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Possible Warehouse 13 continuity discrepancy in the recent Living and the Dead Episode?

I just watched the 2nd half of the Warehouse13 Episode "The Living and the Dead", and wanted to see if I missed something in the flow with which the folks here can help. Spoiler Alert Is this a ...
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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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Why was Amy Pond able to speak to a past version of herself?

In Father's Day, it seemed to be established that if a person sees or interacts with a version of themselves from the past/future, reapers appear and devour everything that doesn't belong in the ...
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What continuity problems have Star Wars: The Clone Wars created?

Yes, I heard that they might kill off Adi Gallia in TCW, even though she was already depicted dying on Boz Pity by Grievous. That got me wondering. How much continuity has Clone Wars screwed up so far?...
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Do recent DC films share a continuity?

I've not kept up with the recent DC films, Batman, Green Lantern, Superman etc. Do these all share a continuity or are linked some how, in the same way that the Marvel films were linked and then led ...
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Why do the Daleks have a parliament?

In Asylum of the Daleks, the daleks have assembled in a parliment, showing some form of governance other than totalitarian rule by the Dalek Emperor. Why do they have a 'Parliament'? Is this a ...
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What prompted the strict continuity of the DC animated universe?

The DC AU is the animated universe for the DC line of comic book character, and as far as I am aware follows a strict continuity. Each cartoon is linked with and compatible with the others. I don't ...
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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 can the events of Phantom Traveller be explained

In phantom traveller, Sam and Dean face a demon that is possessing various people related to a plane crash. The exorcism they perform is very much non-standard, in that it merely releases the demon ...
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Who adds the page to John's journal in Supernatural?

In the episode, Wendigo, we see a page from John Winchester's journal about wendigos and on the opposite page a bunch of random symbols. Later on, in, I believe, Faith, Shadows, or Hell House (when ...
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How did the Professor get his hands on his old crew's Career Chips?

In the Space Pilot 3000 the Professor hires Leela, Fry and Bender as he somehow got the career chips of his old crew: In the episode The Sting, we see where his previous crew ended: Trying to ...
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Where do the Adventure Time comics fit with the cartoon?

I've just finished with the Adventure Time cartoon and I've realised how the two series' don't mesh perfectly. Firstly we have that the lich has been destroyed, and that PB is reduced to thirteen ...
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Why were the arch-enemies of the Kong family replaced?

In Donkey Kong Country Returns and its sequels, the Kremlings were replaced in favour of the Tikis, which completely new to the series. Personally, I didn't think they fitted into the DK-universe very ...
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Did Galacta ever give birth?

In the one shot about Galacta (Galactus' 'daughter') it is eventually revealed she is 'pregnant'. Does she ever give birth? Does she ever appear again, to resolve this story?
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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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Batman New 52 titles continuity

I am a Marvel fan, but since I learned about the new 52 reboot of DC I thought of starting a DC title. I like Batman the most, but I saw there are 4 titles about him (Batman, Batman the Dark Knight, ...
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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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Is the Virus from Serenity contagious?

In the Firefly movie Serenity, they find a planet full of dead people. It's later revealed that the retrovirus that killed everyone on Miranda is the same that caused the Reavers. Now we know the ...
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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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Why were certain third-season episodes of seaQuest aired out of order?

In the seaQuest 2032 season 3 episode "Spindrift": However, in "Brainlock", aired after Spindrift According to Wikipedia's List of seaQuest DSV Episodes, the episode numbers and ...
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What 1st Season Episodes in Babylon 5 are “Required” to Follow the Main Arc?

I was a fan of B5 even before it premiered, back when JMS was on GEnie and dropping hints to us (in the form of posts saying nothing more than "Eep!") that his special project was green-lighted. I'm ...
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Are the various Superman/Batman/Green Lantern/Other DC one-off movies considered canon?

I just finished watching All-Star Superman and that movie seemed to go against basically everything I knew about the Superman universe. At the end of the movie: From what I know about the DC ...
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When does the new Action Comics #1 take place?

I say 'new' Action Comics #1 as I'm not referring to the one published in the 1930's, but rather the one that was released on Sept 7, 2011. In this issue, we see an extremely young Clark Kent. As ...
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Is there any good resource which analyses Conan the Cimmerian continuity?

Conan the Cimmerian universe is a fairly large one, including multiple stories by Robert E. Howard (and seemingly somehow intertwined with his earlier Kull material) from many eras and many publishers;...
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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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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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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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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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Differences between the podiobook and paper version of Max Quick: The Pocket and the Pendant

Mark Jeffrey's Max Quick: The Pocket and the Pendant was original published as a podiobook. I listened to the podiobook several years ago, and recently read the paper version. Jeffrey has said that ...
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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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