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In what spot would the new Star Wars movie "Rogue One" go in the Machete Order?

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'...
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In what spot would the new Star Wars movie "Rogue One" go in the Machete Order?

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: ...
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Can I watch Battlestar Galactica 2003 without knowing the original 1978 series?

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 ...
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How to prepare for The Mandalorian?

You shouldn't have any problem keeping up with the storyline of the show if you haven't watched a single movie in the Star Wars franchise. It has a new set of characters and plot elements. As the ...
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Is it necessary to watch the Blade Runner short films before Blade Runner 2049 to understand the story?

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 ...
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Is it necessary to watch Black Panther before watching Avengers-Infinity War

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. ...
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Can I watch Battlestar Galactica 2003 without knowing the original 1978 series?

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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Is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them understandable without watching any other Harry Potter film?

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 ...
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Can I watch "Now You See Me 2" without watching the first film?

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 ...
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What films to watch before Avengers: Infinity War for better understanding?

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, ...
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Do I need to watch Ant-Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel before watching Avengers: Endgame?

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 ...
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Do I have to watch Star Trek TV and movie series before watching Star Trek Beyond?

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, ...
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Is it necessary to watch older Coronation Street episodes to understand episodes from 2018?

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 & ...
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Is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them understandable without watching any other Harry Potter film?

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 ...
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In what order should I watch The planet of the Apes franchise?

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 ...
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In what order should I watch the X-Men movies?

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 ...
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What is the suggested order for the X-Men animated series?

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 ...
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Which of the previous Star Wars films does one need to watch before Rogue One?

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 ...
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What do I need to see before Spider-Man: Far From Home?

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 ...
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Watching order for the Dan Brown films?

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 ...
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Can I watch Battlestar Galactica 2003 without knowing the original 1978 series?

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 ...
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Is there a proper order to watch the DCEU movies?

Per Odeon UK there are basically two choices; Release order and Chronological order. Note that the 'chronological order' is basically the same as the release order, but with the two Wonder Woman films ...
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Is it necessary to watch Episodes 1-3 before watching "The Force Awakens" and "The Last Jedi"?

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. ...
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What do I need to see before Spider-Man: Far From Home?

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 ...
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Do I have to watch Star Trek TV and movie series before watching Star Trek Beyond?

Just watch Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek into Darkness. Star Trek (2009) is kind of a reboot. It takes place in an alternate reality to the previous films and TV series. There are nods to previous ...
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In what spot would the new Star Wars movie "Rogue One" go in the Machete Order?

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 ...
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How to prepare for The Mandalorian?

There is a lot of homage to the previous two trilogies and even elements from Rogue One and The Ewok Adventures too, but that doesn't mean you can't understand or enjoy the story, as it features new ...
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How to be ready for The Rise of Skywalker?

TL;DR Just watch the original and sequel trilogy and you'll be fine. Long version: It'd be nice if you watch the last 8 episodes and have deep knowledge about Star Wars characters to understand all of ...
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Do I need to watch Ant-Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel before watching Avengers: Endgame?

I would like to explain these two mid-credits scenes in addition to AJ's answer. Ant-Man and the Wasp Captain Marvel That's all you need to know before watching Avengers: Endgame (not counting ...
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Best order to watch the Underworld movie series

Avoiding spoilers If you watch Underworld 3 before Underworld 1, you will know more about the backstory than Selene does, so you’ll be waiting for her to catch up with you. If you watch Underworld 1 ...
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