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10th Apr '17 5:53:06 PM nombretomado
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* SergeyLukyanenko originally just wrote ''Literature/NightWatch'' as a single novel. Following its success (in Russian-speaking countries), he continud with ''Day Watch'' and ''Twilight Watch'' with the co-author of ''Day Watch'' writing a spin-off featuring none of the main characters. Then followed ''Final Watch''... and ''New Watch''. Many fans agree that the series has long ago [[JumpingTheShark jumped the shark]]. In 2014 Lukyanenko published ''Sixth Watch'', stating it to be [[ExactWords "the last novel about the magician Anton"]], and where [[RefugeInAudacity shark jumping]] [[WorldOfHam became a spectator sport]]. Earlier the same year he turned the series into a SharedUniverse, inviting younger authors and promising strict quality control over what gets published. As of 2015 fans' reaction to new collaborations is yet mixed and undecided.

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* SergeyLukyanenko Creator/SergeyLukyanenko originally just wrote ''Literature/NightWatch'' as a single novel. Following its success (in Russian-speaking countries), he continud with ''Day Watch'' and ''Twilight Watch'' with the co-author of ''Day Watch'' writing a spin-off featuring none of the main characters. Then followed ''Final Watch''... and ''New Watch''. Many fans agree that the series has long ago [[JumpingTheShark jumped the shark]]. In 2014 Lukyanenko published ''Sixth Watch'', stating it to be [[ExactWords "the last novel about the magician Anton"]], and where [[RefugeInAudacity shark jumping]] [[WorldOfHam became a spectator sport]]. Earlier the same year he turned the series into a SharedUniverse, inviting younger authors and promising strict quality control over what gets published. As of 2015 fans' reaction to new collaborations is yet mixed and undecided.
8th Apr '17 10:22:39 PM nombretomado
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* The SecretHistories series was originally planned to be a trilogy, but the series proved so popular that Creator/SimonRGreen decided to make it into an ongoing series.

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* The SecretHistories Literature/SecretHistories series was originally planned to be a trilogy, but the series proved so popular that Creator/SimonRGreen decided to make it into an ongoing series.
6th Apr '17 3:09:15 PM jormis29
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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' seemed like a fitting conclusion to a beloved franchise, providing the closure that every fan wanted. Everyone expected it to be the grand finale to the series. But then it became the first animated film to make a billion dollars at the box office, and its follow-up shorts and TV specials ended up pulling in huge numbers. Hello ''Toy Story 4''!

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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' seemed like a fitting conclusion to a beloved franchise, providing the closure that every fan wanted. Everyone expected it to be the grand finale to the series. But then it became the first animated film to make a billion dollars at the box office, and its follow-up shorts and TV specials ended up pulling in huge numbers. Hello ''Toy Story 4''!''WesternAnimation/ToyStory4''!
31st Mar '17 7:44:03 PM MyFinalEdits
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** ''WallaceAndGromit'' isn't truly an example of 'trilogy creep'; a warehouse fire in late 2005 destroyed the majority of Aardman Studios' archives (including the ''Wallace and Gromit'' assets), which means that everything would have to be rebuilt and re-sculpted before production of new films could begin.



* WebAnimation/TheLazerCollection was originally only going to be three parts long, but when requests for a fourth part were continuously made, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aLIP94KBlw the author eventually made it]], but it's a case of StylisticSuck with a subtext of "[[ArtistDisillusionment Now Shut Up]]."
** There's also a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws4UVguoZjM Part Five]].

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* WebAnimation/TheLazerCollection was originally only going to be three parts long, but when requests for a fourth part were continuously made, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aLIP94KBlw the author eventually made it]], but it's a case of StylisticSuck with a subtext of "[[ArtistDisillusionment Now Shut Up]]."
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" There's also a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws4UVguoZjM Part Five]].
31st Mar '17 4:58:11 PM Steven
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* The ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'' was intended to be just that. A spin off multiplayer focused game called ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeHunters'' was released sometime after ''Prime 2'' in order to cash in on the multiplayer shooter hype generated by ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. ''Prime 3'' was the final game in the series, but then nearly 10 years later, Nintendo released ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeFederationForce'' as a direct sequel to the 3rd ''Prime'' game in the guise of a co-op shooter.
1st Mar '17 7:22:50 PM NondescriptLarva
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** ''WallaceAndGromit'' isn't truly an example of 'trilogy creep'; a warehouse fire in late 2005 destroyed the majority of Aardman Studios' archives (including the ''Wallace and Gromit'' assets), which means that everything would have to be rebuilt and re-sculpted before production of new films could begin.
6th Jan '17 1:15:41 PM avada
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** The French translations of large fantasy cycles almost never use the words "trilogie", or "tetralogie", or whatever, even when they were used for the original. This is because the publishers smelled the cash-cow and made it an habit to split each book into two, three, or even four parts. The French version of ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' is currently a ''dodecalogy'' and this bizarro-version of the TrilogyCreep will eventually require the non-English speaking fans to shell upward of 200 euros just to get the completed series in paperback.

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** The French translations of large fantasy cycles almost never use the words "trilogie", or "tetralogie", or whatever, even when they were used for the original. This is because the publishers smelled the cash-cow and made it an habit to split each book into two, three, or even four parts. The French version of ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' is currently a ''dodecalogy'' and this bizarro-version of the TrilogyCreep will eventually require the non-English French speaking fans to shell upward of 200 euros just to get the completed series in paperback.
27th Nov '16 11:14:04 AM astralpenguin
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* Scott Westerfeld's ''Literature/{{Uglies}}'' started out as a trilogy. The companion book, Extras, is dedicated to all the people who wrote to the author to "reveal the secret definition of the word 'trilogy'"
24th Oct '16 12:31:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* AnneRice's ''VampireChronicles''.

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* AnneRice's ''VampireChronicles''.Creator/AnneRice's ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles''.
19th Oct '16 6:09:24 AM erforce
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* ''Film/ParanormalActivity'' came out with a fourth film in an obvious attempt to [[CashCowFranchise get more money from the fans]]. Not surprisingly, both critics and fans agree that this is the worst one in the series.

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* ''Film/ParanormalActivity'' came out with a [[Film/ParanormalActivity4 fourth film film]] in an obvious attempt to [[CashCowFranchise get more money from the fans]]. Not surprisingly, both critics and fans agree that this is the worst one in the series.



* ''Film/MadMax'' was a trilogy for 30 years - and then came ''Mad Max: Fury Road'', which even required a change of [[TheOtherDarrin lead actor]] and [[CaliforniaDoubling filming location]]. George Miller has stated it will start a whole trilogy.

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* ''Film/MadMax'' was a trilogy for 30 years - and then came ''Mad Max: Fury Road'', ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'', which even required a change of [[TheOtherDarrin lead actor]] and [[CaliforniaDoubling filming location]]. George Miller has stated it will start a whole trilogy.
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