Question regarding the continuity of events in a film or TV series.

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When/Why did American television change from primarily episodic to primarily serialized?

My recollection of the prime-time television I watched growing up -- the 70s and 80s plus whatever were on at the time -- are almost invariably of episodic television. At the end of each episode, ...
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Is there any continuity between James Bond movies that have different actors portraying the title character?

There was a foolish (in my opinion) question asked on Scifi.SE Is James Bond a timelord? James bond keeps returning with a different face, albeit usually a similar one, and often operates with ...
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When a TV commercial shows for a split second then cuts off, what is happening?

I see this from time to time during commercial breaks: all of a sudden, a commercial will play for a split second, no more than 2 or 3 seconds but then get cut off. Why does this happen? Is this a ...
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Has the continuity timeline been established for the new X-men movies?

With the recent twitter announcement from director Bryan Singer that reveals Hugh Jackman's Wolverine will be in the new film, X-men: Days of Future Past, this has further cemented (following the ...
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How to explain the discrepancies between the end of Prometheus and the beginning of Alien?

At the end of Prometheus, the alien that Elizabeth Shaw extracted from her womb kills the Engineer. Later on, a primary form of alien xenomorph is seen bursting out of the Engineer's chest. The scene ...