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Joe Washington October 8 2012 02:47 PM

Are you for or aganist...
 
Series finales that take place months, a year, or years in the future? Why?

the G-man October 8 2012 04:11 PM

Re: Are you for or aganist...
 
How often does this happen?

Starkers October 8 2012 04:16 PM

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Well TNG and Voyager sort of did I guess.

Starbreaker October 8 2012 04:24 PM

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the G-man wrote: (Post 7074172)
How often does this happen?

A lot. Weeds, Battlestar Galactica, Dollhouse, Lost, The X-Files, etc.

FPAlpha October 8 2012 04:28 PM

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It's a nice storytelling twist if done right.. i have nothing against it and it provides material for the next season, keeps excitement up (what any season finale should do) and generates interest.

Starkers October 8 2012 04:35 PM

Re: Are you for or aganist...
 
I think the OP meant series finales rather then season finales, if I'm reading that right.

indianatrekker26 October 8 2012 04:48 PM

Re: Are you for or aganist...
 
They did it with Smallville, but i especially hated it in smallville, because they ended the series by jumping forward 7 or so years, in the last 5 minutes of the episode.

OdoWanKenobi October 8 2012 05:30 PM

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Babylon 5's Sleeping in Light jumps ahead about 20 years to a point where much of the main cast is already dead. It's a brilliant episode, and a perfect finale. I don't have a problem with the concept if it's done right.

auntiehill October 8 2012 05:33 PM

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I don't care how they do the finales, as long as I think it's well-handled and that the characters are given a decent send-off. The particulars aren't important; as long as I, as a viewer, feel satisfied with it, then that's all the matters.As long as that goal is accomplished, and accomplished well, then who the hell cares HOW it's done?!

pimp October 8 2012 05:37 PM

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OdoWanKenobi wrote: (Post 7074604)
Babylon 5's Sleeping in Light jumps ahead about 20 years to a point where much of the main cast is already dead. It's a brilliant episode, and a perfect finale. I don't have a problem with the concept if it's done right.

Yes totally agree on you with that one. Also it was done so well that people forget that this episode was filmed before season 5 began, which shows how good it was put together.

Greg Cox October 8 2012 05:43 PM

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I don't think there's a one-size-fits-all answer to the OP's question. Done right, it can be a fun way to give viewers a peek at what life holds for our favorite characters down the road.

I certainly don't object to the concept on principle.

MacLeod October 8 2012 07:01 PM

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Doesn't bother me that much.

Besdes doesn't it also depend on the type of show as well?

What bothers me more is the quality of the episode itself.

Kirby October 8 2012 09:01 PM

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I'll go with everyone else and say it depends on how well it's done. The Enterprise finale took place either 5 years or 100+ years in the future (depending on whether or not it was the ENT timeline or TNG timeline). Either way, bad finale.

MacLeod October 8 2012 09:03 PM

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And the QL finalé, took place in the past (for the most part).

the G-man October 8 2012 09:13 PM

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Kirby wrote: (Post 7075483)
I'll go with everyone else and say it depends on how well it's done. The Enterprise finale took place either 5 years or 100+ years in the future (depending on whether or not it was the ENT timeline or TNG timeline). Either way, bad finale.

I think that's a perfect example of it depending on how its done. TNG did it and it was one of the best series finales ever. Enterprise did it and it wasn't very good at all.


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