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5th Aug '16 11:22:02 AM Pinokio
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* ''The Star Wars'' is a miniseries adapted from an early version of the screenplay for ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]''. ''The Star Wars'' was a working title for the film, which also appeared in the somewhat wordier form of ''Adventures of the Starkiller, Saga I: The Star Wars.''

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* ''The Star Wars'' is a miniseries adapted from an early version of the screenplay for ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]''. ''The Star Wars'' was a working title for the film, which also appeared in the somewhat wordier form of ''Adventures of the Starkiller, Saga Episode I: The Star Wars.''Wars'', and ''The Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Starkiller''.
18th Jul '16 6:50:13 AM StFan
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* Whether anyone refers to Franchise/{{Batman}} as "The Batman" depends on the era of comic books, with the "the" especially ignored during the LighterAndSofter era of the 1960s.

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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'':
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Whether anyone refers to Franchise/{{Batman}} Batman as "The Batman" depends on the era of comic books, with the "the" especially ignored during the LighterAndSofter era of the 1960s.



* [[TheVision (The) Vision]]

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* Due to a printing oversight, we get one in the middle of ''AttackOfTheTheEyeCreatures''.

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* Due to a printing oversight, we get one in the middle of ''AttackOfTheTheEyeCreatures''.''Film/AttackOfTheTheEyeCreatures''.



* Averted with the ''TheFastAndTheFurious'' franchise, where ''The Fast and the Furious'' is the name of the first movie, while ''Fast and Furious'' is the name of the fourth movie.
** Not averted with the localizations: The first movie (and with it, the whole franchise) is known as ''Fast and Furious'' in France.
*** The same happened to ''Film/TheAbyss''.
*** Or ''Film/TheMatrix''.
*** Or ''Film/TheShining''.
*** Or quite a lot of movie localizations, actually. It seems like a tacit "rule" that movie titles that are not translated in France lose their "the", especially if it can shorten it to a single word, such as ''[[Film/TheAvengers2012 Avengers]]''

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* Averted with the ''TheFastAndTheFurious'' ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' franchise, where ''The Fast and the Furious'' is the name of the first movie, while ''Fast and Furious'' is the name of the fourth movie.
** * Not averted with the localizations: a lot of movie localizations in France. It seems like a tacit "rule" that movie titles that are not translated lose their "the", especially if it can shorten it to a single word.
** Such as ''[[Film/TheAvengers2012 Avengers]]''.
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The first movie (and with it, the whole franchise) is known as ''Fast and Furious'' in France.
*** ** The same happened to ''Film/TheAbyss''.
*** ** Or ''Film/TheMatrix''.
*** ** Or ''Film/TheShining''.
*** Or quite a lot of movie localizations, actually. It seems like a tacit "rule" that movie titles that are not translated in France lose their "the", especially if it can shorten it to a single word, such as ''[[Film/TheAvengers2012 Avengers]]''
''Film/TheShining''.



* All sequels of ''Film/TheOmen1976'' drop the article (''Film/DamienOmenII'' and ''[[Film/OmenIIITheFinalConflict Omen III: The Final Conflict]]'' - which at times drops the "Omen" part as well).

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* All sequels of ''Film/TheOmen1976'' drop the article (''Film/DamienOmenII'' and ''[[Film/OmenIIITheFinalConflict Omen III: The Final Conflict]]'' - -- which at times drops the "Omen" part as well).



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* In-Universe example: In the ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' episode Bushwhacked, an Alliance officer asks Inara how long she's been on "the ''Serenity''", prompting her to correct him that it's "just ''Serenity''".
** Which is correct for ''all'' ships. See the RealLife section below.

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* In-Universe example: In the ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode Bushwhacked, an Alliance officer asks Inara how long she's been on "the ''Serenity''", prompting her to correct him that it's "just ''Serenity''".
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''Serenity''". Which is correct for ''all'' ships. See the RealLife section below.



* A bit of an odd one: Creator/BenElton insists on referring to a popular show as [[{{Series/Blackadder}} "The Black Adder."]] Actually, that's only the title of the first season - i.e., the only season that Ben Elton ''didn't'' write for; none of his seasons or one-off episodes have a definite article at the beginning.

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* A bit of an odd one: Creator/BenElton insists on referring to a popular show as [[{{Series/Blackadder}} "The Black Adder."]] Actually, that's only the title of the first season - -- i.e., the only season that Ben Elton ''didn't'' write for; none of his seasons or one-off episodes have a definite article at the beginning.



* ''[[TheWeakestLink Weakest Link]]''. It was ''The Weakest Link'' in the very early days, but that didn't last long.

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* ''[[TheWeakestLink Weakest Link]]''. ''Weakest Link''. It was ''The Weakest Link'' ''Series/TheWeakestLink'' in the very early days, but that didn't last long.



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-->Q: "The Perry Bible Fellowship", or "Perry Bible Fellowship"?
-->A: ''The'' PBF. Treat it like a rock band though. For instance: "I own a White Stripes album", not "I own a The White Stripes album".

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-->Q: -->'''Q:''' "The Perry Bible Fellowship", or "Perry Bible Fellowship"?
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Fellowship"?\\
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''The'' PBF. Treat it like a rock band though. For instance: "I own a White Stripes album", not "I own a The White Stripes album".



* The WebVideo/JoueurDuGrenier isn't too sure whether the sub-title for ''Prince of Persia 2' is "The Shadow & Flame The" or "The The Shadow & Flame" because of its weird title positioning (it's actually "The Shadow & the Flame").

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* The (The) WebVideo/JoueurDuGrenier isn't too sure whether the sub-title for ''Prince of Persia 2' is "The Shadow & Flame The" or "The The Shadow & Flame" because of its weird title positioning (it's actually "The Shadow & the Flame").
6th Jun '16 8:47:50 AM duggan
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*(The) Music/{{Art of Noise}}, although they use both.
3rd May '16 2:20:19 PM aye_amber
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** NineInchNails generally avoids getting an unnecessary "the," but that might also be thanks to [[IAmTheBand that name being largely associated with just Trent Reznor.]]

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** NineInchNails Music/NineInchNails generally avoids getting an unnecessary "the," but that might also be thanks to [[IAmTheBand that name being largely associated with just Trent Reznor.]]
20th Apr '16 6:41:10 PM MikeK
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* (The) Music/{{Eels}}. Although the only time a "the" has appeared before the band name in anything official was the GreatestHitsAlbum ''Meet The Eels'' - presumably ''Meet Eels'' would sound strange and mess with the clearly intended ShoutOut to Music/TheBeatles.

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* (The) Music/{{Eels}}. Although the only time a "the" has appeared before the band name in anything official was the GreatestHitsAlbum ''Meet The Eels'' - presumably ''Meet Eels'' would sound strange and mess with the clearly intended ShoutOut to Music/TheBeatles.''Meet Music/TheBeatles''.
19th Apr '16 6:13:59 AM aye_amber
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* In-show example on ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' - Dr. Girlfriend insists to The Monarch that the guy from DepecheMode is straight--"I saw a whole thing about it on the VH-1!"

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* In-show example on ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' - Dr. Girlfriend insists to The Monarch that the guy from DepecheMode Music/DepecheMode is straight--"I saw a whole thing about it on the VH-1!"
16th Apr '16 8:42:17 PM aye_amber
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* In general, the rule of thumb seems to be if a band's name is (the) (noun) you always say "the" (i.e TheBeatles, TheCure) whereas if the name is (the) (adjective) (noun) (i.e SpiceGirls), then "the" is either never used or is optional.

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* In general, the rule of thumb seems to be if a band's name is (the) (noun) you always say "the" (i.e TheBeatles, TheCure) Music/TheBeatles, Music/TheCure) whereas if the name is (the) (adjective) (noun) (i.e SpiceGirls), then "the" is either never used or is optional.
16th Apr '16 9:55:49 AM HarJIT-EGS
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* Literature/{{(The) Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde}} - originally with no "the" but often printed with one.

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* Literature/{{(The) [[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde (The) Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde}} Hyde]] - originally with no "the" but often printed with one.
16th Apr '16 9:54:15 AM HarJIT-EGS
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* Literature/{{(The) Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde}} - originally with no "the" but often printed with one.
15th Apr '16 9:24:07 PM Pinokio
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* ''[[ComicBook/SpiderMan The Amazing Spider-Man]]'', or ''Amazing Spider-Man''.
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