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14th May '18 11:59:17 AM MrAwesomeness360
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* The ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' series first did it with ''[[Film/TheReturnOfGodzilla Godzilla 1985]]'', which was presented as a direct sequel to the original film ''Film/{{Gojira}}'' and ignored the numerous films in between. Later the concept was taken to extremes when, starting with ''Film/{{Godzilla 2000}}'', three films in a row all were made as direct sequels to the first film. These films were deliberately set in different continuities as "auditions" for various different approaches. After ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'' bombed, Creator/{{Toho}} rushed their franchise back into production, so they didn't have time to do the development behind the scenes and thus tested out their options more publicly. The "winning" production team was the one that made the second Millennium-era film, ''Film/GodzillaVsMegaguirus'', but instead of continuing that reality, they started a distinct, fourth one which lasted for two films (''Film/GodzillaAgainstMechagodzilla'' and ''Film/GodzillaTokyoSOS''). When the series proved commercially unsuccessful, they then did one last film, ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'', in a fifth distinct reality (Toho's seventh overall).

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* The ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' series first did it with ''[[Film/TheReturnOfGodzilla Godzilla 1985]]'', 1984]]'', which was presented as a direct sequel to the original film ''Film/{{Gojira}}'' and ignored the numerous films in between. Later the concept was taken to extremes when, starting with ''Film/{{Godzilla 2000}}'', three films in a row all were made as direct sequels to the first film. These films were deliberately set in different continuities as "auditions" for various different approaches. After ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'' bombed, Creator/{{Toho}} rushed their franchise back into production, so they didn't have time to do the development behind the scenes and thus tested out their options more publicly. The "winning" production team was the one that made the second Millennium-era film, ''Film/GodzillaVsMegaguirus'', but instead of continuing that reality, they started a distinct, fourth one which lasted for two films (''Film/GodzillaAgainstMechagodzilla'' and ''Film/GodzillaTokyoSOS''). When the series proved commercially unsuccessful, they then did one last film, ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'', in a fifth distinct reality (Toho's seventh overall).
29th Apr '18 10:56:23 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/SupermanReturns'' (2006) was a partial Continuity Reboot. It was intended to restart the film series, accepting the continuity of ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'' and ''Film/SupermanII'' in a BroadStrokes fashion while [[CanonDiscontinuity completely ignoring]] ''Film/SupermanIII'' and ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace''. However, middling critical and financial returns [[StillbornFranchise put the kibosh on any further sequels being made]]. It was then fully rebooted in 2013 with ''Film/ManOfSteel'', which started the Film/DCExtendedUniverse.

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* ''Film/SupermanReturns'' (2006) was a partial Continuity Reboot. It was intended to restart the film series, accepting the continuity of ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'' and ''Film/SupermanII'' in a BroadStrokes fashion while [[CanonDiscontinuity completely ignoring]] ''Film/SupermanIII'' and ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace''. However, middling critical and financial returns [[StillbornFranchise put the kibosh on any further sequels being made]]. It was then fully rebooted in 2013 with ''Film/ManOfSteel'', which started the Film/DCExtendedUniverse.Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse.



** Another reboot took place after the conclusion of Film/TheDarkKnightSaga in 2012. The character has been incorporated into the Film/DCExtendedUniverse, making his first appearance in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' in 2016.

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** Another reboot took place after the conclusion of Film/TheDarkKnightSaga in 2012. The character has been incorporated into the Film/DCExtendedUniverse, Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse, making his first appearance in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' in 2016.
23rd Apr '18 11:27:24 AM KizunaTallis
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* The new ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' is a "re-imagining" of the original series. Notably, only the pilot Miniseries, "The Hand of God", and the two-part "Pegasus/Resurrection Ship" episodes directly adapt events or characters from the original series. Unlike the Original Series, the Reimagined universe itself has no aliens and few planets--the drama is contained to the humans and their Cylon creations alone.
* The new ''Series/BionicWoman'' is an example of a reboot which was not well-received. Which was NBC's fault for replacing the original writing staff with writers from ''Series/FridayNightLights''. Because after all, female cyborgs and Texas high school football are EXACTLY alike. There never was much chance they could do it right, because doing it right requires ignoring some of the accepted conventions of "action-adventure TV" in today's climate. To be fair, part of the problem was the producers had the rights to the title Bionic Woman, the name Jaime Sommers, the term bionics, ''and that was pretty much it.'' As a result they had no choice but to reboot the continuity and try to put a show together without Steve Austin or Oscar Goldman.

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* The new 2003 released ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' is a "re-imagining" of the original series. Notably, only the pilot Miniseries, "The Hand of God", and the two-part "Pegasus/Resurrection Ship" episodes directly adapt events or characters from the original series. Unlike the Original Series, the Reimagined universe itself has no aliens and few planets--the drama is contained to the humans and their Cylon creations alone.
* The new 2007 remake of ''Series/BionicWoman'' is an example of a reboot which was not well-received. Which was NBC's fault for replacing It didn't help that trouble behind the original writing staff with writers from ''Series/FridayNightLights''. Because after all, female cyborgs and Texas high school football are EXACTLY alike. There never was much chance they could do it right, because doing it right requires ignoring some of the accepted conventions of "action-adventure TV" in today's climate. To be fair, part of the problem was scenes nor that the producers had the rights to the title Bionic Woman, the name Jaime Sommers, the term bionics, ''and that was pretty much it.'' As a result and nothing else, meaning they had no choice but to reboot the continuity and try to put a show together without Steve Austin or Oscar Goldman.Goldman, further hurt any chances at success the series may have had.
17th Apr '18 4:40:03 PM KizunaTallis
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* After going through a very turbulent TroubledProduction driven in large part by CreativeDifferences and the writing team splitting up, ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum'' received a reboot in the form of ''Fanfic/{{SPECTRUM}}'', which serves as not only a continuity reboot of the universe but to also [[AuthorsSavingThrow fix the more controversial and problematic aspects of the original]].



* ''Film/SupermanReturns'' (2006) was a partial Continuity Reboot. It was intended to restart the film series, accepting the continuity of ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'' and ''Film/SupermanII'' in a BroadStrokes fashion while [[CanonDiscontinuity completely ignoring]] ''Film/SupermanIII'' and ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace'' Ė but no further sequels were made. It was then fully rebooted in 2013 with ''Film/ManOfSteel'', which started the Film/DCExtendedUniverse.

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* ''Film/SupermanReturns'' (2006) was a partial Continuity Reboot. It was intended to restart the film series, accepting the continuity of ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'' and ''Film/SupermanII'' in a BroadStrokes fashion while [[CanonDiscontinuity completely ignoring]] ''Film/SupermanIII'' and ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace'' Ė but no ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace''. However, middling critical and financial returns [[StillbornFranchise put the kibosh on any further sequels were made.being made]]. It was then fully rebooted in 2013 with ''Film/ManOfSteel'', which started the Film/DCExtendedUniverse.
14th Apr '18 6:00:13 AM MagiMecha
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* ''Anime/PokemonIChooseYou'' is an odd case -- while the main series is still going, this is a Continuity Reboot for its ''movies'', forgoing the NonSerialMovie that usually ran side by side with the anime in favor of a brand new universe
26th Mar '18 8:15:17 AM PDL
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** Another reboot in the transition to Gen III is the way Pokémon are coded. It underwent a complete overhaul that made Gen III incompatible with the previous games, essentially resetting many a fan's collection of Pokémon.
26th Mar '18 8:06:54 AM NightShade96
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* Josh Trank's ''[[Film/FantasticFour2015 The Fantastic Four]]'' (2015) is a reboot of the ''Film/FantasticFour'' franchise, released a decade after the first installment and eight years after the sequel (''Rise of the Silver Surfer'').

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* Josh Trank's Creator/JoshTrank's ''[[Film/FantasticFour2015 The Fantastic Four]]'' (2015) is a reboot of the ''Film/FantasticFour'' franchise, released a decade after [[Film/FantasticFour2005 the first installment installment]] and eight years after the sequel (''Rise of the Silver Surfer'').
22nd Mar '18 4:43:12 PM ChocolateElemental
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It should be mentioned though, that reboots don't necessarily replace the originals, and they would may be created to entertain people by category, such as adults, teenagers, to children, while another reason a reboot could be made is that the original is bad, and should be remade to better quality, or just simply made as a different version to made alongside the original.

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It should be mentioned though, that reboots don't necessarily replace the originals, and they would may be created to entertain people by category, such as adults, teenagers, to children, while another reason a reboot could be made is that the original is bad, and should be remade to better quality, or just simply made as a different version to be made alongside the original.
22nd Mar '18 4:33:24 PM ChocolateElemental
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It should be mentioned though, that reboots don't necessarily replace the originals, and they would may be created to entertain people by category, such as adults, teenagers, to children, while another reason a reboot could be made is that the original is bad, and should be remade to better quality, or just simply made as a different version to made alongside the original.
18th Mar '18 8:04:59 PM chopshop
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* Decontructed in one ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' story: a man has recurring dreams about a woman heís never met before and who apparently never even existed. Heís driven to near insanity by the visions. Then the Hanged Man arrrives and explains whatís happening; [[spoiler:the woman is the manís wife... or rather, she ''was'' his wife, before a ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''-style CrisisCrossover that led to the universe being rebooted. One of the changes in the timeline is that this seemingly random woman has been ''[[AdaptedOut erased from existence]]''. Her husband doesnít have a RippleEffectProofMemory and has been having subconscious memories of what the universe was like before]]. Mercifully, Hanged Man manages to give the poor guy some peace of mind by explaining this, but itís no less horrifying.
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