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Buzzword term
Buzzword term


<b>Meaning:</b> an officially-recgonised continuaton series utilising either the some or all of the original cast of a series and/or using the same premise and/or set in the same town / country / universe as television series already (or recently) on-air. Spin-offs are usually produced by the same production company / team responsible for the originating series.  
<b>Meaning:</b> an officially-recognised continuaton series utilising either some or all of the original cast of a series and/or using the same premise and/or set in the same town / country / universe as television series already (or recently) on-air. Spin-offs are usually produced by the same production company / team responsible for the originating series.  


Examples:
Examples:
*"Stargate Atlantis" is a spin-off of "Stargate SG-1"
*"Stargate Atlantis" is a spin-off of "Stargate SG-1"
*"Star Trek Deep Space Nine" was a spin-off of "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
*"Star Trek Deep Space Nine" was a spin-off of "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
*"Star Trek Voyager" was a spin-off of "Star Ttek Deep Space Nine"
*"Star Trek Voyager" was a spin-off of "Star Trek Deep Space Nine"
*"Crusade" was a spin-off of "Babylon 5"
*"Crusade" was a spin-off of "Babylon 5"



Revision as of 23:44, 13 March 2005

Buzzword term

Meaning: an officially-recognised continuaton series utilising either some or all of the original cast of a series and/or using the same premise and/or set in the same town / country / universe as television series already (or recently) on-air. Spin-offs are usually produced by the same production company / team responsible for the originating series.

Examples:

  • "Stargate Atlantis" is a spin-off of "Stargate SG-1"
  • "Star Trek Deep Space Nine" was a spin-off of "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
  • "Star Trek Voyager" was a spin-off of "Star Trek Deep Space Nine"
  • "Crusade" was a spin-off of "Babylon 5"

The new Battlestar Galactica is not a spin-off, but a re-imagining of the original series.