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Six Months Ago

Where should Six Months Ago go? ---- Ohmyn0.jpgOhmyn0talk.jpg 02:31, 4 January 2007 (EST)

  • It probably better belongs with the first batch as you have it, but we need to keep the episodes in order on the portals, so I put it in "Save the Cheerleader, Save the World".--Hardvice (talk) 02:43, 4 January 2007 (EST)
    • Who moved it back to the "Ordinary People Discovering Extraordinary Abilities" heading, then? By air-date, it certainly belongs with "Save the Cheerleader, Save the World". --Ted C 14:27, 27 April 2007 (EDT)
      • It's been under that heading since January 4. It really does belong under that story arc, too, in my opinion. Plus, there's a note at the top of the page that says the episodes are not in air-date order. — RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 15:15, 27 April 2007 (EDT)

Next Batch

FYI, for those interested, Tim Kring said there will be a story arc called "The Quest for the Sword". Don't know when or which episodes - unfortunately, I have a feeling it will happen concurrently with the Are you on the list? arc. How to distinguish ... hmmm ... wait and see ... - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 17:02, 4 January 2007 (EST)

  • Well the quest is obviously over :D Company Man and Parasite seemed to open a lot of new doors.. Claire is no longer in TX, the house is gone, Hiro got his sword, Nathan learns he'll be veep, Mohinder is mohistory and Simone got Simoned, Peter gets emowned, lots of new characters, etc etc.. new arc time?
    • Yes, most definitely. We'll take our cue from the advertising and promos that NBC shows. (My guess is it will have something to do with the explosion, or with the "Save the World" part of the message.) — RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 20:59, 7 March 2007 (EST)

"No one is safe"

The last two or three episodes have had "No one is safe" whispered at the ends of the previews, whereas "Are you on the list?" was used maybe twice. I know that the list is still prominently used, but what role does "no one is safe" play?--Baldbobbo 18:39, 1 March 2007 (EST)


It strikes me funny that each arc is capitalized except "Are you on the list?". I know we originally decided to keep it lowercase, but now it looks even funnier than if it read "Are You on the List?". — RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 21:25, 26 March 2007 (EDT)

Right. I think the prior decision to keep it lowercase was in a different light. It was to name that article after its subject which (originally) was the tagline/catchphrase itself, and hence normal capitalization for quoted sentences (capitalize only the first word and proper nouns) applied. In contrast, when the tagline is used as a title (for the collective arc), capitalization ought to follow normal practice for titles -- capitalize all nouns, pronouns, etc. In this case, the You and List should be capitalized I think. --Mercury McKinnon 22:16, 30 March 2007 (EDT)

Do we need this article?

Hi. I'm thinking that there shouldn't be an article listing Arcs. Instead, I think it would be consistent to have articles for each individual Arc (as we have articles for each Episode and Season). The list of Arcs (and Seasons) would instead be in a Portal and/or Category (as this is how Episodes are listed), rather than an article called "Arcs" (there is no articles called "Episodes" and "Seasons"). Accordingly, this existing Story arcs article could be removed/reworked into the Season One article.

Please also see discussion of proposed structure here. --Mercury McKinnon 22:52, 30 March 2007 (EDT)


I really liked Hardvice's suggestion to nix the story arcs and use Portal:Season One Episodes and Portal:Season Two Episodes instead. Any other thoughts? -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 20:51, 25 September 2007 (EDT)

  • Its kind of pointless now. Also Portal:Episodes will need some fixing, probably. ---- Ohmyn0.jpgOhmyn0talk.jpg 21:10, 25 September 2007 (EDT)
    • I agree. Delete. --Hero!(talk)(contribs) 14:53, 23 December 2007 (EST)
      • I see no reason in deleting this page. The story arcs are not just based on the promotional slogans. The slogans are what the heroes really went through. The slogans are the stages that the heroes went through leading up to the season finale. I don't think it hurts to keep this page. Jason Garrick 23:20, 23 December 2007 (EST)
        • I think it should be deleted. The episodes portal already categorizes episodes, so why do we need another page to do exactly to same thing?! - Anonymousheroine

New pod

Just heard on Sunday Night Football that the next pod is the next five episodes about fighting the future.--Bob (talk) 20:41, 4 November 2007 (EST)

*bump* to stimulate discussion delete or no.

Whilst we are doing some house cleaning, do we need this? I only found this thing browsing at the AFD list. Not much important stuff links here. What say all? --SacValleyDweller (talk) 00:44, 21 January 2008 (EST)

  • I think it's a good idea to delete it, but there are others who feel differently. See above. Hardvice also had a good idea. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 00:52, 21 January 2008 (EST)
    • I don't mind this article, and I see it as an archive of the major advertising campaigns regarding the show. I like Hardvice's idea of adding links from Portal:Episodes to Portal:Season One Episodes and Portal:Season Two Episodes so they are not orphaned, but not the deleting of the story arc separation.--MiamiVolts (talk) 01:35, 21 January 2008 (EST)
      • Then it should be renamed "advertising campaigns" and rewritten as such. At this point, saying that a show with many intricate, disparate, and interlocking stories has "story arcs" is a bit misleading. It's true that "Save the Cheerleader, Save the World" was a tagline used, for instance, but to list six episodes listed under implies that only those episodes featured the arc (not true) and that those episodes focused primarily on the arc (doubly not true). The same goes for just about every other tagline, only more so in other cases. -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 08:47, 21 January 2008 (EST)
        • I wouldn't mind renaming and rewording this, and Portal:Episodes to refer to it as "advertising campaigns".--MiamiVolts (talk) 10:25, 21 January 2008 (EST)
          • This page is kinda empty and doesn't help in any way, it's just a pretty random list of episode name supposedly grouped by supposed arcs... +1 for deletion -- Frenchflo.gif (talk) 18:21, 22 January 2008 (EST)

My vote is either rename and reword, or delete. I don't especially like it how it is. -- Friskymuffin - (talk) 14:08, 4 July 2008 (EDT)

        • Since the arcs aren't following anything specified by the writers, I'd say we either specify it as marketing arcs, or deleted it. Either way, we should do something.--Bob (talk) 21:28, 13 September 2008 (EDT)
          • Oh, I'll just go ahead and delete it. It's been forever! -- RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 23:25, 13 September 2008 (EDT)
            • The article should have been undeleted instead of just remade. Can an administrator please redelete this article and undelete the original version so we can keep the history? That way an "advertising campaigns" article can be made from the history if someone wants to make it.--MiamiVolts (talk) 01:30, 14 September 2008 (EDT)