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Nowhere at all As the originator of the Machete Order wrote after the release of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens: The point of Machete Order is not, and has never been, ignoring Episode I because it's bad. It's been about skipping it because it's not relevant to Luke's journey. Episodes II and III are, because we see how his father falls to the Dark ...


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Rod Hilton, the originator of Machete Order, answered this very question in his follow-up post to Machete Order. He includes a helpful diagram as his answer to this and future questions like it: Where Does Rogue One fit? "Since Rogue One is basically a prequel to IV, should Machete Order start with it?" Every time a new Star Wars movie comes ...


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Is it possible to follow Battlestar Galactica 2003 TV series without watching 1978 original Battlestar Galactica series? Yes, definitely. Although some of the basic concepts / names etc. are the same, this is a complete reboot/re-imagining of the series.


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There are some great answers here already, but as a huge Whovian I wanted to add a little more information. As a complete beginner to the series definitely start with the 2005 Doctor Who series. The series will make perfect sense and there will be nothing revealed that will leave you confused (or at least nothing that won't be cleared up later in the series!...


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The Machete Order seems to be a great idea. It is a variation of the method @Nobby suggested, but it leaves out Episode I completely. So the order is: IV, V, II, III, VI The article is long but worth reading, it makes a lot of great points. A little extract on why Episode I is unnecessary: Episode I is a failure on every possible level. (...) Luckily, ...


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No, it is not necessary, but will ultimately enhance your understanding and experience In order of importance, story-wise, I would say the short films are ranked as follows: Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 2036: Nexus Dawn 2048: Nowhere to Run Incidentally, this is also my recommended order of watching, as it is chronological and will therefore make most ...


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I saw the films in the order that they were released and I have read the Hobbit and halfway through the LotR tome. Here is a personal opinion: Suggested ordering: Read the Hobbit Watch LotR films (perhaps many times each!) Read the LotR book Watch the Hobbit films if the nostalgia is unbearable. (Switching (2) and (3) can also be recommended.) My ...


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You don't have to watch both, they are not related or have any sort of continuity, but you need to watch the 2 episodes mini series before watching the 2003/2005 version.


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No... There are no essential plot points in Black Panther that you absolutely need to follow the plot of Infinity War. ..and Yes That said, there are characters, relationships and technology etc. that are fairly prominent in the latter parts of IW (when Thanos arrives in Wakanda) that you will not be aware of. Whether this lack of familiarity with Black ...


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I would start with the Hobbit first. Some things that happen in the Hobbit franchise have no "stakes" if you watch the 3 LotR movies first. The Hobbit also gives back story for the main LotR story. There are risks that characters in the Hobbit take. If you watch the Lord of the Rings first, you'll know the outcome of the risks, and the tension in the Hobbit ...


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No, you shouldn't. The second film is a direct sequel to the first film with most of the major cast returning and with a similar context. There are a few new characters and it has a new arc but it's heavily dependent on the previous film and serves as a continuation. It takes place one year after the events happening in the previous film. And the character ...


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There is no need to watch any Harry Potter movie to understand Fantastic Beasts. Here is why: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is not a prequel to all eight Harry Potter movies. The Harry Potter franchise is set in the '90s while Fantastic Beasts is set in 1920's. No one from Harry Potter exists in this era, except Albus Dumbledore. And there are ...


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In the end it is really up to you. To understand and enjoy the story, all you need are the recent two movies (I'd say). If you want to understand and notice parallels, nods to the original series, etc. you'd have to watch that as well (including the movies). But besides that, they did a pretty good job to establish characters, setting etc. without forcing ...


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We don't really know, since all we have to go on is the trailer. This is the culmination of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe to this point, and every superhero we know of is going to be in it. So, the easiest answer is all of them. Just based on what happens in the trailer, though, we can at least say the following (NOTE: These are not in order; after ...


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Captain Marvel is set before Infinity War and Ant-man and the Wasp is set at the same time, so it's really not that important to watch them. Although, I'd say you have to watch mid-credit scenes of these movies because they play as teasers for Endgame. You may skip Captain Marvel though if you have background information about that character. However, you ...


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Each of the films works as a stand-alone movie, so there's no real reason to view them in any particular order. I watched them all separately when I was growing up, and it wasn't until years later that I even found out that The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly was connected to the other two movies by more than having the same actor/director pair. From the ...


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I am watching the films with my little boy, and am using a new method that seems to be the most agreeable: Ep. 4 - A New Hope Ep. 5 - The Empire Strikes Back, then go back and watch the three prequels as a sort of 'flashback' Ep. 6 - Return of the Jedi. In this way, your child gets the full story of Anakin's rise, fall and redemption, without the big '...


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Coronation Street aka Corrie has been running continuously since 1960. You will never catch up from the start, there are nearly 10,000 episodes to catch up on ;) It's a soap, join in now & eventually you'll pick it up. If you can get ITV3 where you live, they are running 10 classic episodes a week, starting from the late 80's [so at least in colour, ...


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I think you can watch this as a stand alone movie. Apart from a few references to the Harry Potter world in the movie (name drops of Albus, Hogwarts - total of around 10 small references through out the entire movie) etc., rest of it is completely new. Its set in the 1920's era. Before Harry Potter started. So no, you don't have to watch the Harry Potter ...


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Technically speaking, you don't need to watch any. The setting is of course heavily related to the Original Trilogy and the Prequel Trilogy, especially A New Hope, but as a story it's self-contained and can be almost fully understood without knowing details of either of the Lucas films, even Episode IV. Yes, A New Hope introduces some characters (as does ...


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X-Men are part of animated shows from 1966 but there are only three major X-men animated shows: X-Men (1992–1997) ( aka X-Men: The Animated Series): This one was the first successful launch of X-Men in an animated medium and ran for 5 seasons and 76 episodes. The show also had crossover episodes with Spider-Man (1994 TV series) and was quite successful ...


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It concluded the Infinity Saga and starts where Avengers: Endgame left. From comicbook.com "Those were the films that were culminating the entire Infinity Saga of the MCU. And as we were working on Endgame we realized that the true end of the entire Infinity Saga, the final film of Phase 3, had to be Spider-Man: Far From Home, because spoiler at ...


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Star Wars is a single franchise, but Planet of the Apes doesn't work like that. First, there is : Original film series Planet of the Apes (1968) Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) Battle for the Planet of the Apes(1973) They should be followed in release order. Then ...


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Well, you can watch the movies in the following order: First, X-men First Class, as it depicts how Professor X and Magneto met. However, in order to watch X-Men Days of Future Past, you have to watch the original trilogy. You should finish X-Men, X2 and X-Men the Last Stand. You can also watch X-Men Origins Wolverine Before original trilogy, but So X-Men ...


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It doesn't really matter. First of all, as you have correctly noticed, the films were made in a different order than the books (not only was Angels & Demons filmed after Da Vinci Code, they also jumped over The Lost Symbol, as explained in this related question). So this on the one hand means, the books themselves don't really build extensively onto ...


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The plot of Rogue One is referenced directly in the opening crawl of A New Hope (Episode IV). Since Rogue One was developed as a standalone film, no prior experience with the Star Wars saga is required. So, in the new Machete order, Rogue One should be first!


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As someone who watched and loved the 1978 series as a teen... No, you don't need to watch both. They are actually surprisingly unrelated. They have roughly the same central concept of a fleet which is fleeing genocide at the hands of the "Cylons", but that's really about where the similarities end. The Cylons are completely different in the original show. ...


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No. It is not necessary to watch episodes I-III. Having seen all the films released to date, I can definitely say that you can enjoy Force Awakens without needing to see Episodes I, II, and III. There are a couple of little in jokes, but you won't notice them, and they don't detract from the plot. If you're planning on watching Rogue One, it does help to ...


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Having just watched it I can say that you don't really need to have seen a lot of the MCU to understand what is going on in Far From Home. Of course you should watch Homecoming as you already have done as that sets up the characters for Spider-Man. The film also deals with the fallout of Endgame as quite a major point. Therefore, to understand it you ...


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Watch them in release order. It is true that The Hobbit series happens chronologically before the LotR series and that there are some characters that are in both, which can lead to some spoilers: However, if you do anything other than just open the boxes and watch them immediately without knowing any background on the series you are probably already know ...


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