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20th May '17 6:51:39 AM Bluntaxe
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** ''Series/StargateSG1'' runs another of these episodes in season 7.

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** ''Series/StargateSG1'' runs This was repeated in another of these episodes episode in season 7.7. The show managed to use its 20% of original content on a story-line involving Robert Picardo.
20th May '17 6:50:13 AM Bluntaxe
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** ''Series/StargateSG1'' runs another of these episodes in season 7.
18th Mar '17 2:12:51 AM Robotech_Master
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Recap episodes can also be used to fill out episode orders if the show's creators don't have quite enough material--a common occurrence if shows prove popular enough after their first few episodes that additional episodes are ordered beyond the series's original plan (as with ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''). Sometimes recap episodes are created by licensees when a show is localized from one market to another; material cut for being too risqué for local audiences (as with the infamous ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' HotSpringsEpisode) has to be replaced by something, and all the footage from previous episodes is readily available to edit in. And sometimes the two cases are combined, as when Harmony Gold created a RecapEpisode of out of thin air so ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' would reach 85 episodes.

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Recap episodes can also be used to fill out episode orders if the show's creators don't have quite enough material--a common occurrence if shows prove popular enough after their first few episodes that additional episodes are ordered beyond the series's original plan (as with ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''). Sometimes recap episodes are created by licensees when a show is localized from one market to another; material cut for being too risqué for local audiences (as (or, more rarely, too risqué for broadcast ''in its original market'' after production, as with the infamous ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' HotSpringsEpisode) has to be replaced by something, and all the footage from previous episodes is readily available to edit in. And sometimes the two cases are combined, as when Harmony Gold created a RecapEpisode of out of thin air so ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' would reach 85 episodes.



Of course, this was done because the episode as animated was too risque to show (in Japan or America), so they ended up doing a lengthy recap in order to eat up the time from the replaced scenes (the real version is available on DVD). The "Actual" Recap episode is #16.

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Of course, this was done because the episode as animated was too risque risqué to show (in Japan or America), so they ended up doing a lengthy recap in order to eat up the time from the replaced scenes (the real version is available on DVD). The "Actual" Recap episode is #16.#16.
** The episode 16 recap is unusual in that it brings the series's episode total to 27. Weekly syndicated shows usually have episode counts that are multiples of 13, since that divides evenly into a 52-week year. It seems likely that the recap was added late in production, perhaps prompted by concern that viewers might be confused by the second arc if they couldn't remember important details about the first one.
18th Mar '17 1:54:16 AM Robotech_Master
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** ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' (and its ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' adaptation) has two episodes which are constructed largely from clips of earlier episodes. The first is a basic, narrated clip show, but the second is a brilliantly-edited dream sequence in which events are replayed with different dialogue that radically changes their interpretation and reveals subtexts. This was necessary because Macross proved popular enough early on that the series received an order for additional episodes. The production staff had to figure out how to fill the space, because they didn't have quite enough story material for enough additional episodes.

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** ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' (and its ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' adaptation) has two episodes which are constructed largely from clips of earlier episodes. The first is a basic, narrated clip show, but the second is a brilliantly-edited dream sequence in which events are replayed with different dialogue that radically changes their interpretation and reveals subtexts. This was necessary because Macross ''Macross'' proved popular enough early on that the series received an order for additional episodes. The production staff had to figure out how to fill the space, because they didn't have quite enough story material for enough additional episodes.
18th Mar '17 1:48:43 AM Robotech_Master
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Recap episodes can also be used to fill out episode orders if the show's creators don't have quite enough material--a common occurrence if shows prove popular enough after their first few episodes that additional episodes are ordered beyond the series's original plan (as with ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''). Sometimes recap episodes are created by licensees when a show is localized from one market to another; material cut for being too risqué for local audiences (as with the infamous ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' HotSpringsEpisode) has to be replaced by something, and all the footage from previous episodes is readily available to edit in. And sometimes the two cases are combined, as when Harmony Gold created a RecapEpisode of out of thin air so ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' would reach 85 episodes.



*** ''Robotech'' had a couple of other noteworthy clip shows as well. The episode between the ''Macross'' and ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'' segments of Robotech was created from footage from both series because without it ''Robotech'' would have been one episode short coming out evenly divisible by 5, a necessity for weekday syndication.

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*** ''Robotech'' had a couple of other noteworthy clip shows as well. The episode between the ''Macross'' and ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'' segments of Robotech ''Robotech'' was created from footage from both series because without it ''Robotech'' would have been one episode short of coming out evenly divisible by 5, a necessity for weekday syndication.
18th Mar '17 1:37:04 AM Robotech_Master
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*** ''Robotech'' had a couple of other noteworthy clip shows as well. The episode between the ''Macross'' and *** ''Anime/SuperDimensionalCavalrySouthernCross'' segments of Robotech was created from footage from both series because without it ''Robotech'' would have been one episode short coming out evenly divisible by 5, a necessity for weekday syndication.

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*** ''Robotech'' had a couple of other noteworthy clip shows as well. The episode between the ''Macross'' and *** ''Anime/SuperDimensionalCavalrySouthernCross'' ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'' segments of Robotech was created from footage from both series because without it ''Robotech'' would have been one episode short coming out evenly divisible by 5, a necessity for weekday syndication.
18th Mar '17 1:12:44 AM Robotech_Master
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** ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' (and its ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' adaptation) has two episodes which are constructed largely from clips of earlier episodes. The first is a basic, narrated clip show, but the second is a brilliantly-edited dream sequence in which events are replayed with different dialogue that radically changes their interpretation and reveals subtexts.

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** ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' (and its ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' adaptation) has two episodes which are constructed largely from clips of earlier episodes. The first is a basic, narrated clip show, but the second is a brilliantly-edited dream sequence in which events are replayed with different dialogue that radically changes their interpretation and reveals subtexts. This was necessary because Macross proved popular enough early on that the series received an order for additional episodes. The production staff had to figure out how to fill the space, because they didn't have quite enough story material for enough additional episodes.
*** One of these clip episodes was expanded by the ''Robotech'' producers into the two-hour CompilationMovie ''Codename: Robotech'' for broadcast to build interest in advance of the show beginning its syndication run.
*** ''Robotech'' had a couple of other noteworthy clip shows as well. The episode between the ''Macross'' and **** ''Anime/SuperDimensionalCavalrySouthernCross'' segments of Robotech was created from footage from both series because without it ''Robotech'' would have been one episode short coming out evenly divisible by 5, a necessity for weekday syndication.
**** The HotSpringsEpisode of ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada'' had to have enough footage cut that Harmony Gold had to add a several-minute recap scene to the beginning of its ''Robotech'' version.
**** The ''Robotech'' version of the ''Mospeada'' OAV ''Love Live Alive'' was itself a CompilationMovie of the New Generation portion of the series.
21st Jan '17 8:26:16 AM NESBoy
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* Each book in the ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'' series would begin with a nervous George and Harold presenting a comic about how they turned their principal Mr. Krupp into the eponymous superhero. As the series drifted away from being episodic, this would be used to summarize important information that's relevant to the premise of the current book.
18th Jan '17 8:16:51 AM LordKelvin
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Many anime shows have a recap episode, usually about halfway through the series. Often combined with or immediately followed by a BeachEpisode in order to use FanService to keep the viewers coming back.

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Many Longer-running anime shows will sometimes have a recap episode, usually about halfway through the series. Often series, often combined with or immediately followed by a BeachEpisode in order to use FanService to keep the viewers coming back.
back. However, in one- or two-cour shows[[note]]which can run from 12 to 26 episodes[[/note]], a Recap Episode is much less likely to happen, since there's less time available to spend to catch up the audience, and they're far less likely to forget something they saw just a few episodes ago anyways.



In general, common in {{Anime}}, although in the US [[RealityTV reality shows]] also do it. Becoming more popular in the West, with shows such as ''Series/{{Lost}}'' and ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' employing it, but in general it's much more common to show a [[PreviouslyOn brief recap of all relevant storylines at the start of each episode]]. Webcomics will rarely use this, and usually only to [[ConRecap recap their experiences at conventions.]]

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In today's age of UsefulNotes/DigitalDistribution, recap episodes are becoming somewhat less tolerated, since the internet ensures that, even if one cannot immediately access the older episodes as needed (whether [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil legally or not]]), they can easily find online discussions to catch themselves up. This is doubly so since virtually all shows will eventually come out on {{UsefulNotes/DVD}} or UsefulNotes/BluRay, with all the episodes right there for the audience to recap themselves (if it's even needed, as they could also [[ArchiveBinge just watch the whole thing in one sitting]]). If a single-season show has a recap episode, it may be a sign that [[TroubledProduction things are not going smoothly behind the scenes]].

In general, common in older and/or longer-running {{Anime}}, back before digital video or widespread availability of the internet existed, although in the US [[RealityTV reality shows]] also do it. Becoming more popular in the West, with shows such as ''Series/{{Lost}}'' and ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' employing it, but in general it's much more common to show a [[PreviouslyOn brief recap of all relevant storylines at the start of each episode]]. Webcomics will rarely use this, and usually only to [[ConRecap recap their experiences at conventions.]]
13th Dec '16 8:07:51 AM timtom15
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