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* ''Series/DoctorWho''[='=]s "classic series" refers to the original run from 1963-1989 (and sometimes its TV movie in 1996), to differentiate it from the revival from 2005. Generally everything before the revival is called "Classic Who" and everything after is "New Who", though the terminology gets fuzzier when applied to the Franchose/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''[='=]s "classic series" refers to the original run from 1963-1989 (and sometimes its TV movie in 1996), to differentiate it from the revival from 2005. Generally everything before the revival is called "Classic Who" and everything after is "New Who", though the terminology gets fuzzier when applied to the Franchose/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse.Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse.


* ''Series/DoctorWho'''s "classic series" refers to the original run from 1963-1989 (and sometimes its TV movie in 1996), to differentiate it from the revival and continuation from 2005. Generally everything before the revival is called "Classic Who" and everything after is "New Who", though the terminology gets fuzzier when applied to the Expanded Universe.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'''s ''Series/DoctorWho''[='=]s "classic series" refers to the original run from 1963-1989 (and sometimes its TV movie in 1996), to differentiate it from the revival and continuation from 2005. Generally everything before the revival is called "Classic Who" and everything after is "New Who", though the terminology gets fuzzier when applied to the Expanded Universe.Franchose/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse.



** The second show with the name, originally intended as a ContinuityReboot but later brought into the existing universe (during the show's run, as part of a ReTool), is officially called ''Kamen Rider (New)'' in Japan and known as ''New Kamen Rider'' among English-speaking fans, though Wiki/TheOtherWiki in both languages calls it ''Kamen Rider (Skyrider)'' after a name given to the protagonist during the ReTool.

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** The second show with the name, originally intended as a ContinuityReboot but later brought into the existing universe (during the show's run, as part of a ReTool), is officially called ''Kamen Rider (New)'' in Japan and known as ''New Kamen Rider'' among English-speaking fans, though Wiki/TheOtherWiki in both languages calls and this wiki call it ''Kamen Rider (Skyrider)'' ''Series/KamenRiderSkyrider'' after a new superhero name was given to the protagonist during the ReTool.



* In ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', the original game is usually referred to as Kingdom Hearts 1 or [=KH1=] by the fans.

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* In ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', While game series typically get a 1 tacked on for the first one as the second emerges, it's more complicated with Expansion Packs: the expansion is still part of the first game. Another convention to the rescue: base games that have expansions but don't have a subtitle of their own are referred to as vanilla to differentiate from the flavored expansions.
* As an example of the above bullet point, each expansion for ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has its own name: "World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade", "World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King", and "World of Warcraft: Cataclysm." Which leaves players with a conundrum: If someone asks "In which expansion did they add thus-and-such class/race/game mechanic?", how do you answer when it was added back during
the original game is usually referred to as Kingdom Hearts 1 or [=KH1=] by run, before the fans.first expansion? Blizzard refers to this time period as "World of Warcraft Classic", but the ''de facto'' consensus among the players is to refer to it as "Vanilla World of Warcraft".



** Happens often where the title of the first is homonymous to the series: ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'', ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''...
* A weird case is the ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series: since the original game is called ''Metal Gear'', the second ''Metal Gear 2''... but the third is ''Metal Gear Solid'', and the series is more referred by that name since practically all later games followed that name (''MGS 2/3/4'', ''MGS: Portable Ops'', ''MGS: The Twin Snakes'').

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** Happens often where the title of the first is homonymous to the series: ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'', ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''...
''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''...
* A weird case is the ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series: since the original game is called ''Metal Gear'', ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'', the second ''Metal Gear 2''... ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake''... but the third is ''Metal Gear Solid'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', and the series is more referred by that name since practically all later games followed that name (''MGS 2/3/4'', ''MGS: Portable Ops'', ''MGS: The Twin Snakes'').(any ''Metal Gear'' game that isn't titled "Solid" from that point on is either a spin-off or non-canon).



* The Creator/CoreDesign produced ''Franchise/TombRaider'' games are usually referred to the "Classic" series. Some don't count Angel of Darkness as one of these, and die-hard purists only count the original trilogy.

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* The Creator/CoreDesign produced Creator/CoreDesign-produced ''Franchise/TombRaider'' games are usually referred to as the "Classic" series. Some don't count Angel ''Angel of Darkness Darkness'' as one of these, and die-hard purists only count the original trilogy.



* Each expansion for ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has its own name: "World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade", "World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King", and "World of Warcraft: Cataclysm." Which leaves players with a conundrum: If someone asks "In which expansion did they add thus-and-such class/race/game-mechanic?", how do you answer when it was added back during the original game run, before the first expansion? Blizzard Entertainment sometimes refers to this time period as "World of Warcraft Classic", but the ''de facto'' consensus among the players is to refer to it as "Vanilla World of Warcraft".



* The first UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}} was referred to the "Xbox 1" by most everyone, until Microsoft announced their third console, the UsefulNotes/XboxOne. Nowadays, most people just call it the first Xbox.
* While game series typically get a 1 tacked on for the first one as the second emerges, it's more complicated with Expansion Packs: the expansion is still part of the first game. Another convention to the rescue: base games that have expansions but don't have a subtitle of their own are referred to as vanilla to differentiate from the flavored expansions.

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* The first UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}} was referred to the "Xbox 1" by most everyone, until Microsoft announced their third console, the UsefulNotes/XboxOne. Nowadays, most people just call it the first Xbox.
* While game series typically get a 1 tacked on for the first one as the second emerges, it's more complicated with Expansion Packs: the expansion is still part of the first game. Another convention to the rescue: base games that have expansions but don't have a subtitle of their own are referred to as vanilla to differentiate from the flavored expansions.
or original Xbox.


* The first ''Literature/WarriorCats'' series was simply called ''Warriors'' (or ''Warrior Cats'', depending on where you live), while all the other series and spinoffs have subtitles such as ''The New Prophecy'' and ''Omen of the Stars''. Fans usually refer to it as "the original series" or "the first arc", but it was given the official name ''The Prophecies Begin'' in a 2015 reprint of the first series.
** Going by the advertisements in updated editions of the books themselves and online listings, HarperCollins (the publisher) calls them the OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo averting ''The Prophecies Begin''.

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* The first ''Literature/WarriorCats'' series was simply called ''Warriors'' (or ''Warrior Cats'', depending on where you live), while all the other series and spinoffs have subtitles such as ''The New Prophecy'' and ''Omen of the Stars''. Fans usually refer referred to it as "the original series" or "the first arc", but it was given the official name ''The Prophecies Begin'' in as of a 2015 reprint of the first series.
** Going by the advertisements in updated editions of the books themselves and online listings, HarperCollins (the publisher) calls them the OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo averting ''The Prophecies Begin''.
series.


* The first released ''Film/StarWars'' movie (i.e., [[Film/ANewHope Episode IV]]) was originally titled simply ''Star Wars'' on release. The title ''A New Hope'' was added with the 1981 re-release (the first one after ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''), but it wasn't ''marketed'' as "Episode IV: A New Hope" until after the prequels were released (even the [[http://swhomevid.site40.net/vhs_anh6.jpg 1997 Special Edition]] is called simply "Star Wars: Special Edition"). The fanbase typically used "the trilogy" to refer to the "whole" ''Star Wars'' saga prior to the release of Episode I, allowing them to continue calling the first film simply "Star Wars", but this is no longer done any more, and most everyone within the fandom now refers to the original film as "A New Hope" or "Episode IV", and the episodes IV-V-VI as the "Original Trilogy".

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* The first released ''Film/StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' movie (i.e., [[Film/ANewHope Episode IV]]) was originally titled simply ''Star Wars'' on release. The title ''A New Hope'' was added with the 1981 re-release (the first one after ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''), but it wasn't ''marketed'' as "Episode IV: A New Hope" until after the prequels were released (even the [[http://swhomevid.site40.net/vhs_anh6.jpg 1997 Special Edition]] is called simply "Star Wars: Special Edition"). The fanbase typically used "the trilogy" to refer to the "whole" ''Star Wars'' saga prior to the release of Episode I, allowing them to continue calling the first film simply "Star Wars", but this is no longer done any more, and most everyone within the fandom now refers to the original film as "A New Hope" or "Episode IV", and the episodes IV-V-VI as the "Original Trilogy".


* The first released ''Film/StarWars'' movie (i.e., [[Film/ANewHope Episode IV]]) was originally titled simply ''Star Wars'' on release. The title ''A New Hope'' was added with the 1981 re-release (the first one after ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''), but it wasn't ''marketed'' as "Episode IV: A New Hope" until after the prequels were released (even the [[http://swhomevid.site40.net/vhs_anh6.jpg 1997 Special Edition]] is called simply "Star Wars: Special Edition"). The fanbase typically used "the trilogy" to refer to the "whole" ''Star Wars'' saga prior to the release of Episode I, allowing them to continue calling the first film simply "Star Wars", but this is no longer done any more, and most everyone within the fandom now refers to the original film as "A New Hope" or "Episode IV", and the episodes IV-V-VI as "the original trilogy".

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* The first released ''Film/StarWars'' movie (i.e., [[Film/ANewHope Episode IV]]) was originally titled simply ''Star Wars'' on release. The title ''A New Hope'' was added with the 1981 re-release (the first one after ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''), but it wasn't ''marketed'' as "Episode IV: A New Hope" until after the prequels were released (even the [[http://swhomevid.site40.net/vhs_anh6.jpg 1997 Special Edition]] is called simply "Star Wars: Special Edition"). The fanbase typically used "the trilogy" to refer to the "whole" ''Star Wars'' saga prior to the release of Episode I, allowing them to continue calling the first film simply "Star Wars", but this is no longer done any more, and most everyone within the fandom now refers to the original film as "A New Hope" or "Episode IV", and the episodes IV-V-VI as "the original trilogy".the "Original Trilogy".


* ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' went on to name a [[Franchise/TheDarkCrystal whole franchise]] as well.
* Ditto ''Film/TheMatrix''.

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* ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' went on to name a [[Franchise/TheDarkCrystal whole franchise]] as well.
* Ditto ''Film/TheMatrix''.


->''"Let's get this out of the way first. If, in 1977, when I am 13, you show me a movie called ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'', it's still called ''Star Wars'' now."''
-->-- '''Creator/RobinLaws''', ''Literature/BlowingUpTheMovies''

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->''"Let's get this out of the way first. If, in 1977, when I am 13, you show me a movie called ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'', ''Star Wars'', it's still called ''Star Wars'' now."''
-->-- '''Creator/RobinLaws''', ''Literature/BlowingUpTheMovies''
''Literature/BlowingUpTheMovies'', discussing the film now known as ''Film/ANewHope''



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** The first installment is ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'', and the [[{{OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo}} oddly named sequel]] was ''Futari wa Pretty Cure'' plus a suffix... and so was [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar the first cast reboot.]] However, later seasons dropped the "Futari wa", making the franchise ''Pretty Cure'' and freeing the first season from having to be called The Original Series.

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** The first installment is ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'', and the [[{{OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo}} [[OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo oddly named sequel]] was ''Futari wa Pretty Cure'' plus a suffix... and so was [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar the first cast reboot.]] However, later seasons dropped the "Futari wa", making the franchise ''Pretty Cure'' and freeing the first season from having to be called The Original Series.



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* The first ''Film/StarWars'' movie (i.e., [[Film/ANewHope Episode IV]]) was originally titled simply ''Star Wars'' on release. The title ''A New Hope'' was added with the 1981 re-release (the first one after ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''), but it wasn't ''marketed'' as "Episode IV: A New Hope" until after the prequels were released (even the [[http://swhomevid.site40.net/vhs_anh6.jpg 1997 Special Edition]] is called simply "Star Wars: Special Edition"). The fanbase typically used "the trilogy" to refer to the "whole" ''Star Wars'' saga prior to the release of Episode I, allowing them to continue calling the first film simply "Star Wars", but this is no longer done any more, and most everyone within the fandom now refers to the original film as "A New Hope" or "Episode IV", and the episodes IV-V-VI as "the original trilogy".

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* The first released ''Film/StarWars'' movie (i.e., [[Film/ANewHope Episode IV]]) was originally titled simply ''Star Wars'' on release. The title ''A New Hope'' was added with the 1981 re-release (the first one after ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''), but it wasn't ''marketed'' as "Episode IV: A New Hope" until after the prequels were released (even the [[http://swhomevid.site40.net/vhs_anh6.jpg 1997 Special Edition]] is called simply "Star Wars: Special Edition"). The fanbase typically used "the trilogy" to refer to the "whole" ''Star Wars'' saga prior to the release of Episode I, allowing them to continue calling the first film simply "Star Wars", but this is no longer done any more, and most everyone within the fandom now refers to the original film as "A New Hope" or "Episode IV", and the episodes IV-V-VI as "the original trilogy".



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* Music/TheProtomen's first album is simply called The Protomen. After Act II: The Father of Death came out, it retroactively became Act I: Hope Rides Alone.
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* Music/TheProtomen's first album is simply called The Protomen. After Act II: The Father of Death came out, it retroactively became Act I: Hope Rides Alone.
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* Music/TheProtomen's first album is simply called The Protomen. After Act II: The Father of Death came out, it retroactively became Act I: Hope Rides Alone.
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* The original UsefulNotes/PlayStation officially became the "[=PS1=]" some time after the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 came out. Previously, it was colloquially called the "PSX", after the abbreviation for its developmental code name, "Playstation-Experimental". Most people will still know what you mean when you call it that, although the especially pedantic will inform you that the PSX was actually an obscure [=PS2=]/DVR hybrid [[NoExportForYou sold only in Japan]].
* Interestingly, the original UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}} was referred to the "Xbox 1" by most everyone until Microsoft announced their third console, the UsefulNotes/XboxOne.

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* The original UsefulNotes/PlayStation officially became the "[=PS1=]" some time after the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 came out. Previously, it was colloquially called the "PSX", after the abbreviation for its developmental code name, "Playstation-Experimental". Most people will still know what you mean when you call it that, although the especially pedantic will inform you that the PSX was actually "PSX" refers to an obscure [=PS2=]/DVR hybrid [[NoExportForYou sold only in Japan]].
Japanese]] [=PS2=]/DVR hybrid.
* Interestingly, the original The first UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}} was referred to the "Xbox 1" by most everyone everyone, until Microsoft announced their third console, the UsefulNotes/XboxOne.UsefulNotes/XboxOne. Nowadays, most people just call it the first Xbox.



* ''[[ScoobyDoo Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!]]'' (the first two seasons) are the original series. The 1978 episodes, which are part of the "''The Scooby-Doo Show''", are mistakenly labeled as part of the ''"Where Are You!"'' series for unknown reasons.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', referred to as "[[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Generation 1]]" by most fans (after the [[{{OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo}} oddly named sequel]] ''ComicBook/TransformersGeneration2'' came out). Hasbro has since started using it themselves.

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* ''[[ScoobyDoo Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!]]'' ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' (the first two seasons) are the original series. The 1978 episodes, which are part of the "''The Scooby-Doo Show''", are often mistakenly labeled as part of the ''"Where Are You!"'' series for unknown reasons.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', referred to as "[[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Generation 1]]" by most fans (after the [[{{OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo}} [[OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo oddly named sequel]] ''ComicBook/TransformersGeneration2'' came out). Hasbro has since started using it themselves.


** Official sources have retroactively named the first season (as in, the one based on ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', which established the first generation of ''Pokémon'' games) ''[[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/S01 Pokémon: Indigo League]]''.

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** Official sources have retroactively named the first season (as in, the one based on ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'', which established the first generation of ''Pokémon'' games) ''[[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/S01 Pokémon: Indigo League]]''.League.]]''


** While the opening theme songs of later seasons are usually referred to by name, the first one is simply called [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pokemon_Theme "Pokémon Theme"]].

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** While the opening theme songs of later seasons are usually referred to by name, the first one is simply called [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pokemon_Theme "Pokémon Theme"]].Theme."]]


* A weird case is the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series: since the original game is called ''Metal Gear'', the second ''Metal Gear 2''... but the third is ''Metal Gear Solid'', and the series is more referred by that name since practically all later games followed that name (''MGS 2/3/4'', ''MGS: Portable Ops'', ''MGS: The Twin Snakes'').

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* A weird case is the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series: since the original game is called ''Metal Gear'', the second ''Metal Gear 2''... but the third is ''Metal Gear Solid'', and the series is more referred by that name since practically all later games followed that name (''MGS 2/3/4'', ''MGS: Portable Ops'', ''MGS: The Twin Snakes'').


* The first ''Film/StarWars'' movie (i.e., [[Film/ANewHope Episode IV]]) was originally titled simply ''Star Wars'' on release. The title ''A New Hope'' was added with the 1981 re-release (the first one after ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''), but it wasn't ''marketed'' as "Episode IV: A New Hope" until after the prequels were released (even the [[http://swhomevid.site40.net/vhs_anh6.jpg 1997 Special Edition]] is called simply "Star Wars: Special Edition"). The fanbase typically used "the trilogy" to refer to the "whole" ''Star Wars'' saga prior to the release of Episode I, allowing them to continue calling the first film simply "Star Wars", but this is no longer done anymore, and most everyone within the fandom now refers to the original film as "A New Hope" or "Episode IV", and the episodes IV-V-VI as "the original trilogy".

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* The first ''Film/StarWars'' movie (i.e., [[Film/ANewHope Episode IV]]) was originally titled simply ''Star Wars'' on release. The title ''A New Hope'' was added with the 1981 re-release (the first one after ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''), but it wasn't ''marketed'' as "Episode IV: A New Hope" until after the prequels were released (even the [[http://swhomevid.site40.net/vhs_anh6.jpg 1997 Special Edition]] is called simply "Star Wars: Special Edition"). The fanbase typically used "the trilogy" to refer to the "whole" ''Star Wars'' saga prior to the release of Episode I, allowing them to continue calling the first film simply "Star Wars", but this is no longer done anymore, any more, and most everyone within the fandom now refers to the original film as "A New Hope" or "Episode IV", and the episodes IV-V-VI as "the original trilogy".



* The original UsefulNotes/PlayStation officially became the "[=PS1=]" some time after the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 came out. Previously, it was colloquially called the "PSX", after the abbreviation for it's developmental code name, "Playstation-Experimental". Most people will still know what you mean when you call it that, although the especially pedantic will inform you that the PSX was actually an obscure [=PS2=]/DVR hybrid [[NoExportForYou sold only in Japan]].

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* The original UsefulNotes/PlayStation officially became the "[=PS1=]" some time after the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 came out. Previously, it was colloquially called the "PSX", after the abbreviation for it's its developmental code name, "Playstation-Experimental". Most people will still know what you mean when you call it that, although the especially pedantic will inform you that the PSX was actually an obscure [=PS2=]/DVR hybrid [[NoExportForYou sold only in Japan]].


* The ''KamenRider Series'' has not one, but two shows simply titled ''Series/KamenRider''. In an inversion, only the original series has its name untouched.

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* The ''KamenRider ''Franchise/KamenRider Series'' has not one, but two shows simply titled ''Series/KamenRider''. In an inversion, only the original series has its name untouched.


-->-- '''RobinLaws''', ''BlowingUpTheMovies''

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-->-- '''RobinLaws''', ''BlowingUpTheMovies''
'''Creator/RobinLaws''', ''Literature/BlowingUpTheMovies''


-> ''Let's get this out of the way first. If, in 1977, when I am 13, you show me a movie called ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'', it's still called ''Star Wars'' now.''

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-> ''Let's ->''"Let's get this out of the way first. If, in 1977, when I am 13, you show me a movie called ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'', it's still called ''Star Wars'' now.''"''

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