A few examples on Shared Universe
are just implied and/or based on things that might not carry much weight. Like "character X from [work] had a cameo in [other work]". Even if it's a work by an entirely different studio. One example under "Multi-Type" mentions that The Doctor and Rose
made a pointless cameo in a Buffy comic. The first example in the Live-Action TV section sounds more like speculation than anything else. There doesn't seem to be anything to actually establish that those shows are actually in the same continuity. The film example discussing G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
says that the Joe movie is in continuity with The Mummy films simply because of something a cast member said, not actually in the movie. It's not even Word Of God
. Plus, the actual Rise of Cobra article specifically mentioned that the film itself couldn't establish any connection due to The Mummy being owned by a different studio.
And does it even count if the examples are all part of one Multiverse?
As in, a bunch of separate
universes. The first few examples in the "Multi-Type" section seem to be mainly about that instead of works taking place in a single shared universe.
I don't think this needs any TRS since it doesn't look like major misuse. But some of the examples suggest that even two shows that share a crowd-filler actor would count. Or that if work A has a Lawyer-Friendly Cameo
of character from work B, then A and B must
share the same universe, despite how the events in either work have no effect on one another. (see that Buffy + Doctor Who
example) A few examples need to be removed, and I'd like to know exactly which ones.
edited 19th Mar '12 12:20:42 AM by ThatHuman