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28th Feb '16 8:15:21 AM skidoo23
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** Generally speaking, any time a new actor takes the role of The Doctor can be seen as this, as the show tended to take on a slightly different style to suit each actor.

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** Generally speaking, any time a new actor takes the role of The Doctor can be seen as this, as the show tended to take on a slightly different style to suit each actor. Occasionally, the arrival of a new companion is also treated as this as, in the Modern Era, the companions are explicitly intended to be analogues for the audience.


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** Although never promoted as such, the Series 9 two-parter "Under the Lake" and "Before the Flood" serves as a jumping-on point as the script outlines the Doctor-companion dynamic, the concept of how time travel and paradoxes work, and even manages to explain what the deal is with the TARDIS. One can actually start watching the show at this point and pick up the basics without having to google anything.
14th Nov '15 12:28:31 PM StFan
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* ''WelcomeToTranquility'' has a group of retired superheroes and villains and their families living in a community isolated from the rest of the {{Wildstorm}} Universe. They even have their own [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual special name for supers]], "Maxis". The isolation is explained more as the series progresses.
* Issue 11 of ''{{Zot}}'', according to the author. Very few plot points are all that confusing, and those that are will usually be explained away in later issues.
* DCComics did this on a massive scale, cancelling all their titles and launching 52 new ones (most of them are just new volumes in old titles) with the intention of drawing in new readers through having a single clear starting point for all of their books. So far it seems to have worked.

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* ''WelcomeToTranquility'' ''ComicBook/WelcomeToTranquility'' has a group of retired superheroes and villains and their families living in a community isolated from the rest of the {{Wildstorm}} ComicBook/{{Wildstorm}} Universe. They even have their own [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual special name for supers]], "Maxis". The isolation is explained more as the series progresses.
* Issue 11 of ''{{Zot}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Zot}}'', according to the author. Very few plot points are all that confusing, and those that are will usually be explained away in later issues.
* DCComics Creator/DCComics did this on a massive scale, cancelling all their titles and launching 52 new ones (most of them are just new volumes in old titles) with the intention of drawing in new readers through having a single clear starting point for all of their books. So far it seems to have worked.



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13th Sep '15 4:10:16 PM nombretomado
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* DCComics did one halfway through ''Countdown'', when it was renamed ''{{Countdown to Final Crisis}}''. The first issue under the new name consisted almost entirely of the Monitors discussing what had gone on in the previous 26 issues.

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* DCComics did one halfway through ''Countdown'', when it was renamed ''{{Countdown ''ComicBook/{{Countdown to Final Crisis}}''. The first issue under the new name consisted almost entirely of the Monitors discussing what had gone on in the previous 26 issues.
11th May '15 11:02:06 AM nombretomado
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* Whenever a ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' campaign recruited a new player, the game master generally used one of these to give them a level playing field to begin with rather than forcing them to hit the ground running mid-adventure. They usually took the form of a side-story that would introduce the new guy to the veterans, and vice versa, and bring the new guy up to speed. After that, the entire group would return to the original storyline.

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* Whenever a ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' campaign recruited a new player, the game master generally used one of these to give them a level playing field to begin with rather than forcing them to hit the ground running mid-adventure. They usually took the form of a side-story that would introduce the new guy to the veterans, and vice versa, and bring the new guy up to speed. After that, the entire group would return to the original storyline.
11th Apr '15 2:17:31 PM AFP
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': "Points of Departure", The first episode of the second season saw a new character, John Sheridan replace Jeffrey Sinclair as TheCaptain, and had several recurring characters from the first season either [[WrittenInAbsence away from the station]] or [[ItMakesSenseInContext in a cocoon]]. New fans are able to learn about life on B5 at the same pace Sheridan does.
** The fifth season premiere, "No Compromises", saw another new station commander, Captain Elizabeth Lochley, coinciding with the show jumping networks to TNT. That said, the true JumpingOnPoint for viewers in the fifth season was the MadeForTVMovie "In The Beginning", which managed to sum up four seasons or so of the universe's BackStory ([[ClipShowEpisode while also utilizing numerous clips from previous episodes to save on production costs]]).
** Creator/JMichaelStraczynski [[WordOfGod described]] the second season episode "And Now For A Word" as one of these as well, being as the entire episode is in the form of an [[ShowWithinAShow ISN Special Report]], presenting everything from an outsider's perspective.


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** Generally speaking, any time a new actor takes the role of The Doctor can be seen as this, as the show tended to take on a slightly different style to suit each actor.
** The Tenth Doctor episode "Blink" is also cited as one of these, given that the episode is mostly from the perspective of Sally Sparrow, a new character that knows nothing of what is going on. In fact, since The Doctor and Martha spend most of the episode [[WrittenInAbsence trapped in another decade]], the episode is even able to avoid any of the plot baggage either of the season's main characters would normally bring with them.
30th Mar '15 4:33:14 AM nighttrainfm
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** Another point was in 2010 when [[TheNthDoctor Matt Smith]] took over the role from David Tennant -- they wrapped up old plotlines and discarded most of the supporting and recurring cast.

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** Another point was in 2010 when [[TheNthDoctor Matt Smith]] took over the role from David Tennant -- they wrapped up old plotlines and discarded most of the supporting and recurring cast. There was even some confusion over whether it was a new "series one" (the idea was eventually dropped).
29th Dec '14 11:41:34 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''RedPandaAdventures'' does this at the beginning of each season.

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* ''RedPandaAdventures'' ''Podcast/RedPandaAdventures'' does this at the beginning of each season.
11th Dec '14 6:17:40 AM LondonKdS
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* The revival of ''Series/DoctorWho'' does this for each new Doctor.

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* The revival of ''Series/DoctorWho'' does has done this for each new Doctor.every so often.
11th Dec '14 6:17:16 AM LondonKdS
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* The 2005 season of ''Series/DoctorWho'', which revived the show after a long hiatus, keeps the continuity of the old seasons (or at least as much continuity as there can be in a show about time travel), but does not require having seen the old seasons to make sense, so it is considered a jumping on point for the series.

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* The revival of ''Series/DoctorWho'' does this for each new Doctor.
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The 2005 season of ''Series/DoctorWho'', season, which revived the show after a long hiatus, keeps the continuity of the old seasons (or at least as much continuity as there can be in a show about time travel), but does not require having seen the old seasons to make sense, so it is considered a jumping on point for the series.


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** And again when Creator/PeterCapaldi took over as the Doctor. That time they kept Clara as companion from Matt Smith's last season, but started her on a new plot arc as well.
21st Jun '14 6:50:10 AM FuriKuri
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* This was Marvel's intention with the "point one" issues, various issues of series that would fall as something like 13.1, to indicate that it was a good spot for new readers, generally recapping the plot up to that point. They've also released comics simply titled Marvel Point One, which are more like previews for new series that are coming out.
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