Roland Thigpen (
8 Aug 2000 03:25:05 -0000

On Mon, 07 Aug 2000 21:53:31 -0500 Leslie_R <> wrote:
>Roland Thigpen wrote:
>> On Tue, 08 Aug 2000 01:30:05 GMT Chris Beilby <> wrote:
>> >
>> >>Why would you need to know background from Zeta if it occurs in year 0087,
>> >>after 0083?
>> >
>> >Because the events of 0083 are a direct lead in to Zeta...
>> You know, after hearing this kind of thing at least twice now, I have to say this (and not meaning to sound belligerent or anything of the like): How does that make any difference? It's like reading book 3 of a trilogy before reading the second one, simply because the events of the second book lead into those of the third!
>> Sorry, but that kind of thinking does not make sense to me.
>> Roland
>why watch Star Wars Episode I when you've already seen IV, V, and VI?
>it's a prequel ment to foreshadow the coming of Zeta.. but Zeta itsle
>factually predates the production of 0083

That is almost a convincing arguement, but not truly valid in this case. Here, we have someone arguing that, given the opportunity, you should watch a series that happens later in the chronological order prior to watching one that happened earlier in the timeline (ruining in some ways the foreshadowing of the later series seen in the earlier one, timeline wise). However, at least for me, if I had a choice, I'd go in chronological order. That's what I did for RA Salvatore's Drizzt novels. The Crystal Shard series may have come out before the Dark Elf Trilogy, but I still read the Dark Elf trilogy first. If episodes 1 through 3 had come out before episodes 4 through 6, I would have watched them first.

I don't care if Zeta's production predates 0083. For me, given the choice, I'd watch them in chronological order. Unfortunately, it's not always possible to do that with series that come from other nations. Using your arguement about Star Wars, it would seem that you are asking why watch MSG or 0083, as they came before Zeta. To which I add, why watch Zeta when you have ZZ, why ZZ when you have CCA, why CCA when you have F91 and why F91 when you have V? IMO, a series is best when viewed from beginning to end chronologically.


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