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18th Sep '16 10:27:30 PM rjd1922
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The upshot of this for distributors was that when the shows were released on video the first five could be grouped into a CompilationMovie. Because of this, the storyline often ends with the arrest or apparent death of the BigBad (or maybe an unrelated inaugural villain), with the sixth episode picking up with the introduction of the "real" bad guys, or showing how the villain is OnlyMostlyDead or otherwise coming back into action.

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The upshot of this for distributors was that when the shows were released on video the first five could be grouped into a CompilationMovie. Because of this, the storyline often ends with the arrest or apparent death of the BigBad (or maybe an unrelated inaugural villain), with the sixth episode picking up with the introduction of the "real" bad guys, or showing how the villain is OnlyMostlyDead NotQuiteDead or otherwise coming back into action.
29th Aug '16 3:57:09 AM Zarius
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*** MarketBasedTitle: Not only was the series called ''Teenage Mutant HERO Turtles'' in the UK, that five-episode pilot was also renamed, as ''How It All Began''.

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*** MarketBasedTitle: Not only was In the UK, the series was called ''Teenage Mutant HERO Turtles'' in Turtles'', and a rather insanely cobbled together version of the UK, that five-episode pilot was also renamed, released on VHS as ''How "How It All Began''.Began". This edit was, in fact, bits and pieces of the third season episode "Blast From The Past" (which contained flashbacks to the pilot) cut together with random episodes of season two. Worse, the tape ends half-way through the Eye of Zarnoth saga, leaving the viewer on a cliffhanger.
24th May '16 12:12:42 AM TitoMosquito
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24th May '16 12:11:59 AM TitoMosquito
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*** MarketBasedTitle: Not only was the series called ''Teenage Mutant HERO Turtles'' in the UK, that five episode pilot was also renamed, as ''How It All Began''.

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*** MarketBasedTitle: Not only was the series called ''Teenage Mutant HERO Turtles'' in the UK, that five episode five-episode pilot was also renamed, as ''How It All Began''.



* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' launched with a ''two'' episode pilot. Following this, the show's second year consisted entirely of a five-parter that was actually subtitled TheMovie, and each of its subsequent three seasons began with a five-parter as well. The VHS includes the first four episodes as a movie-length feature.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' ''WesternAnimation/{{ThunderCats|1985}}'' launched with a ''two'' episode pilot. Following this, the show's second year consisted entirely of a five-parter that was actually subtitled TheMovie, and each of its subsequent three seasons began with a five-parter as well. The VHS includes the first four episodes as a movie-length feature.



* ''[[{{WesternAnimation/Phantom2040}} Phantom 2040]]'' technically had a two part opener, but the first five episodes all act to introduce the main characters and establish the status quo that would remain for the remainder of the series. The first five episodes were also later reworked into a movie.

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* ''[[{{WesternAnimation/Phantom2040}} Phantom 2040]]'' ''{{WesternAnimation/Phantom 2040}}'' technically had a two part opener, but the first five episodes all act to introduce the main characters and establish the status quo that would remain for the remainder of the series. The first five episodes were also later reworked into a movie.
15th Mar '16 6:30:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Dinotopia}}'' began as a 6 hour miniseries (3 episodes of 2 hours each). This later spawned a full series, albeit with a completely different cast.

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* ''{{Dinotopia}}'' ''Series/{{Dinotopia}}'' began as a 6 hour miniseries (3 episodes of 2 hours each). This later spawned a full series, albeit with a completely different cast.



** As did ''TJHooker''.

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** * As did ''TJHooker''.''Series/TJHooker''.
10th Dec '15 10:21:04 AM zoop
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* ''Literature/{{Relativity}}'' is an online series of short stories. The first story, "Lost & Found", is novel-length.
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2nd Nov '15 4:31:50 AM TheHolotome
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** ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise's'' first two episodes, aptly named "Pilot, Parts 1 and 2", for a two-episode version. Of note, this show follows the "individually episodic, with strong arc undertones" formula for its stories.


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* The 2015 ''[[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget2015 Inspector Gadget]]'', a show that has 2 {{Quarter Hour Short}}s for each of its episodes, began with the two-episode version, one in each of episode 1's two "shorts". ''"Gadget 2.0"'' is notably the only title so far to have a part one/part two set-up. Though primarily episodic, this show does have its {{Continuity Nod}}s in later episodes.
* ''"The Natural"'', a 3-episode version, makes up the opening story arc for ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Kaijudo}} Kaijudo: Rise of The Duel Masters]]'', a heavily continuity-based show that alternates between multi-part episode arcs and standalone episodes throughout its 2 Season run. This 3-parter was first aired as a back-to-back sneak peek before the series began.
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'' started off with ''"The Decent"'', a two-parter that sets the underlining story and long-term goals of the soon-to-be Renegades in question. It's also when the group gets their "acquired" traveling vehicle, dubbed 'The Coyote' at a later date.
* The continuity heavy ''WesternAnimation/HuntikSecretsAndSeekers'' opens with a two-part arc that brings together 3 of the 4 main characters and ends with them leaving the country on their first Seeker adventure. You can even extend this to the third episode that introduces the 4th main, Zhalia, as well.
* ''"The Trilogy"'' prefixes the titles of the first 3 episodes of ''WesternAnimation/VoltronForce''. Said "Trilogy" sees Daniel and Vince stealthily recruited by Lance as Voltron Force cadets, Keith finding and recovering his confiscated Black Lion, and the Voltron Force reuniting and forming a fully-functional Voltron once more, after years of a forced retirement.
9th Oct '15 2:33:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation'' had the five-part arc "East Meets West".

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* ''NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation'' ''Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation'' had the five-part arc "East Meets West".
5th Jul '15 5:40:24 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Lexx}}'' premiered with a miniseries of four TV movies, which became eight episodes in syndication.

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* ''{{Lexx}}'' ''{{Series/Lexx}}'' premiered with a miniseries of four TV movies, which became eight episodes in syndication.
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