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24th Jul '16 10:39:49 AM nombretomado
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* The second to fourth''Discworld/TheScienceOfDiscworld'' books are numbered and [[ElectricBoogaloo subtitled]] as ''The Science of Discworld II: [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare The Globe]]'', ''The Science Of Discworld III: [[CharlesDarwin Darwin's]] Watch'' and ''The Science of Discworld IV: Judgement Day''.

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* The second to fourth''Discworld/TheScienceOfDiscworld'' books are numbered and [[ElectricBoogaloo subtitled]] as ''The Science of Discworld II: [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare The Globe]]'', ''The Science Of Discworld III: [[CharlesDarwin [[UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin Darwin's]] Watch'' and ''The Science of Discworld IV: Judgement Day''.
12th Jul '16 1:07:41 AM jormis29
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'' Franchise has 13 or so full games, and 21 instalments if you include expansion packs. The WW2 version of the game is titled Battlefield 1942 & the sequel 1943, there is a Battlefield 2142 (set in the year of the title), while the "modern" version of the game were called Battlefield 2 (despite there not a Battlefield 1, as Battlefield 2 was the sequel to Battlefield 1942), Battlefield 3 & Battlefield 4, with a strong likelyhood of a Battlefield 5 being released in 2015. There is also a Bad Company 2.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'' Franchise has 13 or so full games, and 21 instalments if you include expansion packs. The WW2 version of the game is titled Battlefield 1942 ''Battlefield 1942'' & the sequel 1943, ''1943'', there is a Battlefield 2142 ''VideoGame/Battlefield2142'' (set in the year of the title), while the "modern" version of the game were called Battlefield 2 ''VideoGame/Battlefield2'' (despite there not a Battlefield 1, as Battlefield 2 was the sequel to Battlefield 1942), Battlefield 3 ''VideoGame/Battlefield3'' & Battlefield 4, with a strong likelyhood of a Battlefield 5 being released in 2015.''VideoGame/Battlefield4''. There is also a Bad Company 2.
22nd Jun '16 10:13:10 PM PaulA
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* Before the Godfather there had already been the Kraut Westerns ''Film/{{Winnetou}} I'', ''Winnetou II'', and ''Winnetou III'' (1963-1965), although these were named after the books they were based on. Although these examples of the highly successful Karl May franchise did not sell that well outside Germany, they were taken notice of in America because they showed that the Western genre was not dead yet.

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* Before the Godfather there had already been the Kraut Westerns ''Film/{{Winnetou}} I'', ''Film/WinnetouI'', ''Winnetou II'', and ''Winnetou III'' (1963-1965), although these were named after the books they were based on. Although these examples of the highly successful Karl May franchise did not sell that well outside Germany, they were taken notice of in America because they showed that the Western genre was not dead yet.
19th Jun '16 3:50:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one of the least intuitively named movie series yet, ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' was followed sequentially by ''Film/TwoFastTwoFurious'', ''Film/TheFastAndTheFuriousTokyoDrift'' and now a fourth movie simply called ''Film/FastAndFurious''. However, this makes more sense than it appears, as ''Tokyo Drift'' is a sequel InNameOnly while the new film is a return to the original cast and setting. Then the fifth movie goes back to numbers is called ''Film/FastFive'', followed by ''Film/FastAndFurious6''. Yes, the sequel to ''Fast and Furious'' is ''Fast Five'', and the sequel to ''Fast Five'' is ''Fast and Furious 6'' -- note the non-existence of Fast and Furious 2-5.

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* In one of the least intuitively named movie series yet, ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' was followed sequentially by ''Film/TwoFastTwoFurious'', ''Film/TheFastAndTheFuriousTokyoDrift'' and now a fourth movie simply called ''Film/FastAndFurious''. However, this makes more sense than it appears, as ''Tokyo Drift'' is a sequel InNameOnly while the new film is a return to the original cast and setting. Then the fifth movie goes back to numbers is called ''Film/FastFive'', followed by ''Film/FastAndFurious6''. Yes, the sequel to ''Fast and Furious'' is ''Fast Five'', and the sequel to ''Fast Five'' is ''Fast and Furious 6'' -- note the non-existence of Fast and Furious 2-5.
10th Jun '16 2:38:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* For its European release, Italian director Creator/LucioFulci heavily re-cut George Romero's ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' to produce what was essentially a completely different movie, which he titled ''Zombi''. After its success, Fulci went on to produce five sequels, which were titled ''Film/{{Zombi 2}}'', ''Zombi 3'', and so forth. ''Zombi 2'' was simply retitled ''Zombie'' for its North American release, but the later sequels shared their numbering on both sides of the pond - meaning that while you can find ''Zombie'', ''Zombie 3'', and ''Zombie 4'' at your local video rental outlet, there is no movie available in North America titled ''Zombie 2''.

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* For its European release, Italian director Creator/LucioFulci heavily re-cut George Romero's ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' to produce what was essentially a completely different movie, which he titled ''Zombi''. After its success, Fulci went on to produce five sequels, which were titled ''Film/{{Zombi 2}}'', ''Zombi 3'', and so forth. ''Zombi 2'' was simply retitled ''Zombie'' for its North American release, but the later sequels shared their numbering on both sides of the pond - meaning that while you can find ''Zombie'', ''Zombie 3'', and ''Zombie 4'' at your local video rental outlet, there is no movie available in North America titled ''Zombie 2''.
7th Jun '16 3:27:40 AM MrCandle
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The first use of a number without "part" was probably ''Quatermass 2'' in 1957, the follow-up to ''The Quatermass Xperiment''. These were the original UK titles; in the United States the first film was issued as ''The Creeping Unknown'' so the second one had to be retitled as well: it was known as ''Enemy From Space''. However such instances were rare, at least before the 70s because studios at the time felt that it attached a film to an earlier film to t he extent of alienating potential audiences who may not have seen the earlier film and so feel discouraged from seeing a sequel titled "Part II" if they had not seen "Part I". It's why all the Film/JamesBond films were titled differently and not James Bond 1-20, and why film-series such as the "Carry On" or the Pink Panther series often included "Pink Panther" but slight variations so as to not tie it exclusively. The first major film to change this was Creator/FrancisFordCoppola's ''Film/TheGodfather''.

For some reason (FourIsDeath? RuleOfThree?) it's very common for Numbered Sequels to stop at 3, and any subsequent media to be given a subtitle alone instead.

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The first use of a number without "part" was probably ''Quatermass 2'' in 1957, the follow-up to ''The Quatermass Xperiment''. These were the original UK titles; in the United States the first film was issued as ''The Creeping Unknown'' so the second one had to be retitled as well: it was known as ''Enemy From Space''. However such instances were rare, at least before the 70s because studios at the time felt that it attached a film to an earlier film to t he the extent of alienating potential audiences who may not have seen the earlier film and so feel discouraged from seeing a sequel titled "Part II" if they had not seen "Part I". It's why all the Film/JamesBond films were titled differently and not James Bond 1-20, and why film-series such as the "Carry On" or the Pink Panther series often included "Pink Panther" but slight variations so as to not tie it exclusively. The first major film to change this was Creator/FrancisFordCoppola's ''Film/TheGodfather''.

For some reason (FourIsDeath? RuleOfThree?) RuleOfThree?), it's very common for Numbered Sequels to stop at 3, and any subsequent media to be given a subtitle alone instead.
25th May '16 7:20:11 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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* Most of NineInchNails' albums, singles and [=EPs=] have a "Halo number" appended to the title, indicating the chronological order of its release. ''The Downward Spiral'', for example, is designated "Halo 8", while their most recent release, ''The Slip'', is "Halo 27". Usually the releases that don't have a Halo number are releases that Reznor's record company forced him to release and fall under CanonDiscontinuity.

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* Most of NineInchNails' Music/NineInchNails' albums, singles and [=EPs=] have a "Halo number" appended to the title, indicating the chronological order of its release. ''The Downward Spiral'', for example, is designated "Halo 8", while their most recent release, ''The Slip'', is "Halo 27". Usually the releases that don't have a Halo number are releases that Reznor's record company forced him to release and fall under CanonDiscontinuity.
25th May '16 7:19:55 PM pacealot
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* Music/KingCrimson started the "Larks' Tongues In Aspic" sequence of songs with Parts 1 & 2 bookending the ''Larks' Tongues In Aspic'' album in 1973, continued with Part III (switching to the Roman numeral convention) on 1984's ''Three Of A Perfect Pair'', and concluded it with Part IV (which itself consists of three separate but identically-titled tracks) in 2000, on the album ''The [=ConstruKction=] Of Light''.
27th Apr '16 10:54:59 AM Iampureevil
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* {{Music/Periphery}} title their albums like this; Icarus Lives (sometimes just called Icarus or Icarus EP) and [[OneWordTitle Clear]] are exempt because they're eps. As is Juggernaut Alpha/Omega as that's a (technically two) concept album(s), that leaves us with Periphery and Periphery II: This Time it's Personal with Periphery III on its way.

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* {{Music/Periphery}} title their albums like this; Icarus Lives (sometimes just called Icarus or Icarus EP) and [[OneWordTitle Clear]] are exempt because they're eps. As is Juggernaut Alpha/Omega as that's a (technically two) [[ConceptAlbum concept album(s), that album(s)]] outside of their regular releases. That leaves us with Periphery and Periphery II: This Time it's Personal with Periphery III on its way.
27th Apr '16 10:51:58 AM Iampureevil
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* {{Music/Periphery}} title their albums like this; Icarus Lives (sometimes just called Icarus or Icarus EP) and [[OneWordTitle Clear]] are exempt because they're eps. As is Juggernaut Alpha/Omega as that's a (technically two) concept album(s), that leaves us with Periphery and Periphery II: This Time it's Personal with Periphery III on its way.
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