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Opening/Closing narration[edit]

[1] this IP contributiosn mostly consist of removing the opening/closing narration. As I'm not a member of this group, I don't know if those are a valued part of the layout (I like them...) or if the removal was justified by other discussion. Someone familiar should review. SchmuckyTheCat (talk)

Request for comment[edit]

This WikiProject fails to consider the notabilities of, the reliable sources for, and the avoidance of violating WP:PLOT to provide real-world context for all episodes of The Twilight Zone. I have tagged articles of Season 1 episodes for lacking either sources not affiliated with topics and/or sufficient balance between real-world and fiction; right now I'm too exhausted to inspect other episodes not in Season 1. --George Ho (talk) 21:27, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

As it currently reads, WP PLOT only refers to Wikipedia coverage about works. There is general agreement that the overall Wikipedia description of a work needs some non-plot context--which is typically provided by information about production and reception. There is no requirement in policy that the treatment of every individual element must have such context, whether an episode, or a character.
Nor is there need for outside sources for the plot information; the most RS for the simple description of the plot of a work is the work itself; it's one of the exceptions about using primary sources. For interpretation of the plot, secondary sources must of course be used.
The best way of achieving balance for material too centered on plot is to add additional material that is about other aspects. Every episode in a series has real world information that can be added about the production: who the actors were in the episode, when and when it was filmed, when it was shown, Ofter there's information about reception: such as the popularity of the episode. So anyone who thinks we need better balance can take care of it themselves without deleting anything: if the plot is insufficient, add to it; if excessive, add something else as well as it. DGG ( talk ) 18:21, 31 December 2011 (UTC)
I think: Plot in any way is excessive for now. The impact, production notes, and reception on reality should have come first, not plot. Is episode not a work? --George Ho (talk) 20:50, 31 December 2011 (UTC)
Episode is no more a work than a chapter in a book is. It's a part of a work, which for a very important show we usually discuss separately. I think this qualifies as such a show. I agree the proportion of plot is excessive. So add the material you want and the proportion will not be excessive. There's no way we can force people here to write on anything they do not wish to, and, of course, many people find plot is usually easier. My own view, is that we should certainly encourage people to do a balanced presentation from the start, and I would be reluctant myself to write a plot only article even as a beginning, but if they do not do all they should, others can add to it. Wikipedia does not grow by removing material, but by adding it. DGG ( talk ) 05:33, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

Season 1 episodes[edit]

Let's start with "Where Is Everybody?" There are problems that I cannot explain. Production notes looks either OR, if not unsourced. If Wikipedia grows by adding, then why do some entries appeared to have chances to be removed? --George Ho (talk) 06:15, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

Apart from needing a couple more references, the article looks okay to me. If this is an example of the problems George is finding, I don't see much of an issue. Hope this helps. All the best, Miniapolis (talk) 02:05, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
Well, Production Notes is unreferenced. Let's check episodes from List of The Twilight Zone episodes#Season 1: (1959–1960). "Mr. Denton on Doomsday". --George Ho (talk) 02:19, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
I agree that the Production information section is problematic. Several references may be required to avoid problems with WP:OR and WP:V. I think that it would be better to focus on "Where Is Everybody?" rather than move on to other articles. -- JTSchreiber (talk) 06:13, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Opening/Closing narration...again[edit]

Do the "Opening/Closing narration" sections on many TZ episode articles fall under WP:NFF? Many have already been removed, but after a while someone will usually re-add these quotes to the articles. I would really like a definitive answer to this question so episode articles can remain consistent, so please let me know if you have any thoughts. There was this discussion about it from a while ago, but it was inconclusive. In my opinion, on most articles the quotes are too short to be copyright violations, however there are some instances where the quotes get fairly long. Sro23 (talk) 05:21, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

I think you meant WP:NFC. I personally don't have an opinion. There are others more knowledgeable in this area than me. —Musdan77 (talk) 05:10, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

2002 TV series episode articles[edit]

Please take a look here and here. A few days ago, every episode article from the 2002 series has been redirected to the main article without discussion. Sro23 (talk) 03:15, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

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