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23rd Apr '16 10:38:31 PM 10-13-2
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* The other type is where the {{Continuity Nod}}s became so thick and integral to the plot that [[ContinuityLockOut the story is incomprehensible without detailed knowledge of the continuity]]. Nobody likes stories where there's no continuity and writers just ignore whatever they feel like, unless it's firmly established that StatusQuoIsGod or NegativeContinuity is in place. On the other hand, only the most hardcore fans appreciate a reference to something that happened 14 years ago in ''Weird Anthologies'' #224½ (the issue that only came out in Guatemala with a run of 42 copies) to explain a key plot point.

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* The other type is where the {{Continuity Nod}}s became so thick and integral to the plot that [[ContinuityLockOut the story is incomprehensible without detailed knowledge of the continuity]]. Nobody likes stories where there's no continuity and writers just ignore whatever they feel like, unless it's firmly established that StatusQuoIsGod or NegativeContinuity is in place. On the other hand, only the most hardcore fans appreciate a reference to something that happened 14 years ago in ''Weird Anthologies'' #224½ (the issue that only came out in Guatemala with a run of 42 copies) to explain a key plot point.
point. It's basically just narrowly targeted nostalgia, probably [[AuthorAppeal for the benefit of the creators as much as for the readers]].
14th Apr '16 1:43:08 AM SolariusScorch
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** [[Creator/TerryPratchett PTerry]] is pretty good about making the individual novels work if they're the first one you come across, though. While it's ''helpful'' to know a bit about the backstory of, say, Granny Weatherwax if you're reading ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' or Rincewind if you're reading ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'', it's usually possible to pick up the character traits you need to follow the story pretty quickly.

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** [[Creator/TerryPratchett PTerry]] is was pretty good about making the individual novels work if they're the first one you come across, though. While it's ''helpful'' to know a bit about the backstory of, say, Granny Weatherwax if you're reading ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' or Rincewind if you're reading ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'', it's usually possible to pick up the character traits you need to follow the story pretty quickly.
12th Apr '16 8:57:15 AM Sapphirea2
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** 2015's "The Magician's Apprentice"/"The Witch's Familiar" draws even more heavily upon "Genesis of the Daleks", as it centers upon the consequences of [[spoiler: Twelve encountering young Davros on a Skaro battlefield, then abandoning him mid-rescue upon realizing who he is]]; near the end of the first episode it includes a snippet of the aforementioned Fourth Doctor scene by way of drawing parallels between Four and Twelve's actions.
18th Feb '16 2:19:02 AM Malitia
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** Everything Al Ewing ever touched at Marvel, as he seems to be the living embodiment of the Marvel Wiki. ''Comicbook/MightyAvengers''? Reverenced everything up to freaking ''Comicbook/NextWave''. ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard''? It literally caps all the continuity surrounding Loki, but not above referencing stuff as early as Walter Simonson or Avengers #1 from the silver age. etc. It's a testament to his talent that his series are generally perfectly readable without knowing this but be assured he doesn't forget continuity ''ever''.

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** Everything Al Ewing Creator/AlEwing ever touched at Marvel, as he seems to be the living embodiment of the Marvel Wiki. ''Comicbook/MightyAvengers''? Reverenced everything up to freaking ''Comicbook/NextWave''. ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard''? It literally caps all the continuity surrounding Loki, but not above referencing stuff as early as Walter Simonson or Avengers #1 from the silver age. etc. It's a testament to his talent that his series are generally perfectly readable without knowing this but be assured he doesn't forget continuity ''ever''.
7th Feb '16 7:10:09 PM nombretomado
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* Surprisingly, there is a lot of continuity porn in the sitcom ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''. The season 6 finale featured a lot of callbacks to previous episodes showing Sweet Dee's ex-boyfriends and the gang trying to discover who the father of her baby is. The two part season 7 finale being a high school reunion ties back to almost every character introduced (or mentioned) on the show who went to high school with the gang.

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* Surprisingly, there is a lot of continuity porn in the sitcom ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''.''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''. The season 6 finale featured a lot of callbacks to previous episodes showing Sweet Dee's ex-boyfriends and the gang trying to discover who the father of her baby is. The two part season 7 finale being a high school reunion ties back to almost every character introduced (or mentioned) on the show who went to high school with the gang.
20th Jan '16 9:20:36 PM GrammarNavi
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* The ''SuperSmashBros'' series, especially ''Brawl'' are this for the entire Nintendo company in the form of a fighting game.

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* The ''SuperSmashBros'' ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, especially ''Brawl'' are this for the entire Nintendo company in the form of a fighting game.
7th Jan '16 7:31:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* FuneralForAFriend have spent most of their career paying homage to their early [=EPs=] and their first album Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation. Their 2007 EP The Great Wide Open features both their first two [=EPs=] played live in full, and their old logo from 2003 made a reappearance on their best of compilation Your History Is Mine in 2009. Their 2008 album Memory And Humanity features a reworked version of this logo and it also has similar SceneryPorn for its album cover. Their 2011 album Welcome Home Armageddon features a song called Old Hymns, which seems to be about how fans take the band's early work religiously and no matter what they do people will always compare their new stuff to it. It is in a similar musical style to that album, as well. It was even released on the label who released their [=EPs=] and first album, who they rejoined with for it.

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* FuneralForAFriend Music/FuneralForAFriend have spent most of their career paying homage to their early [=EPs=] and their first album Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation. Their 2007 EP The Great Wide Open features both their first two [=EPs=] played live in full, and their old logo from 2003 made a reappearance on their best of compilation Your History Is Mine in 2009. Their 2008 album Memory And Humanity features a reworked version of this logo and it also has similar SceneryPorn for its album cover. Their 2011 album Welcome Home Armageddon features a song called Old Hymns, which seems to be about how fans take the band's early work religiously and no matter what they do people will always compare their new stuff to it. It is in a similar musical style to that album, as well. It was even released on the label who released their [=EPs=] and first album, who they rejoined with for it.
23rd Dec '15 9:39:36 AM Malitia
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** Everything Al Ewing ever touched at Marvel, as he seems to be the living embodiment of the Marvel Wiki. ''Comicbook/MightyAvengers''? Reverenced everything up to freaking ''Comicbook/NextWave''. ''Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard''? It literally caps all the continuity surrounding Loki, but not above referencing stuff as early as Walter Simonson or Avengers #1 from the silver age. etc. It's a testament to his talent that his series are generally perfectly readable without knowing this but be assured he doesn't forget continuity ''ever''.
20th Dec '15 7:49:56 PM nombretomado
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** In pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] ''{{Superman}}'' comics, [[DCComics DC's]] guy in charge of Superman continuity was PromotedFanboy E. Nelson Bridwell. Bridwell adored the minutia of the Superman mythos, and whenever he personally penned a story, it was chock full of [[ContinuityNod Continuity Nods]], often to obscure SilverAge stuff. In stories ''focusing'' on the history of the character and his world (such as the original, pre-Crisis ''Krypton Chronicles'' and ''World of Krypton'' miniseries), this worked very well, but in stories that were set in the present day, the constant references did sometimes feel intrusive.

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** In pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] ''{{Superman}}'' comics, [[DCComics DC's]] guy in charge of Superman continuity was PromotedFanboy E. Nelson Bridwell. Bridwell adored the minutia of the Superman mythos, and whenever he personally penned a story, it was chock full of [[ContinuityNod Continuity Nods]], often to obscure SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] stuff. In stories ''focusing'' on the history of the character and his world (such as the original, pre-Crisis ''Krypton Chronicles'' and ''World of Krypton'' miniseries), this worked very well, but in stories that were set in the present day, the constant references did sometimes feel intrusive.
19th Dec '15 7:34:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheShield'' featured a continuity-heavy episode, "Co-Pilot", that exists for no other reason than to fill in plot holes and continuity errors no one had asked for (as well as give the show's makeup team time to figure out how they would depict Strike Team member Ronnie Gardocki's facial disfigurement). The episode, set weeks before the actual pilot, brought back most of the supporting characters who had died over the course of the first and second season (including Connie, the hooker who was killed two episodes prior, and Detective Terry Crowley, whose death motivated the entire series), cleared up unanswered questions from the first season and explained how the entire cast got to be where they are.

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* ''TheShield'' ''Series/TheShield'' featured a continuity-heavy episode, "Co-Pilot", that exists for no other reason than to fill in plot holes and continuity errors no one had asked for (as well as give the show's makeup team time to figure out how they would depict Strike Team member Ronnie Gardocki's facial disfigurement). The episode, set weeks before the actual pilot, brought back most of the supporting characters who had died over the course of the first and second season (including Connie, the hooker who was killed two episodes prior, and Detective Terry Crowley, whose death motivated the entire series), cleared up unanswered questions from the first season and explained how the entire cast got to be where they are.
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