Sliders (Universal Studios vs Mill Creek)

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ddelella
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Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:44 pm

I have seen this topic a few times in the forums, 2015 and again in 2017. I would like to re-open the request to change or add a new series to the database. I use Plex for my media server. Plex uses TV DB as its primary source of series information. The problem is that all my Sliders episodes are out of order. The reason is because there is two different DVD sets available. In 2014 Universal Studios released a set of 22 discs with episodes in the order of air date. Two years later the rights to the series were sold to Mill Creek. They immediately re-released the DVD collection as a 15 disc set with episodes in order by production date. The Mill Creek release is often thought to be the correct order for the episodes.

My request is one of the following:

1. Within the same Sliders series you can create two listings for 2014 and 2016 series.
OR
1. Create two series in the database Sliders (2014) and Sliders (2016). This way users could select which series they are using.

The ideal option is probably the later. Hopefully you can get this corrected to please the fans and Plex users.

URL: https://www.thetvdb.com/series/sliders
OFFICIAL DVD INFO: https://www.millcreekent.com/sliders-th ... eries.html
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Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:26 am

I believe this is accommodated by DVD Order.
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jimmyrules712
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Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:22 am

DarklightIndigo wrote:I believe this is accommodated by DVD Order.
Hello, I created an account here to make this same inquiry about Sliders. The DVD order uses the 2014 DVD release episode order, which is the same as the air date. It does not use the episode order from the 2016 DVD release which is the correct order to watch the series in.

It's all screwed up because the publisher chose to air the episodes out of order so the more exciting episodes got broadcast first to help with early ratings. As a result events happen out of sequence if you watch using the air date order. Then the first DVD release used the air date for the episode ordering. Thankfully the 2016 release got it right but thetvdb hasn't updated any records for the series since then.

Is it possible to change the DVD order to match the 2016 DVD release instead of the 2014 DVD release?
jimmyrules712
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Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:02 pm

Hello, per my last post can anything be done about this?
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Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:43 am

No, we can only consider one DVD order. Unless it possible to have multiple orders we are not changing it.

Edit: Ony season 1 has the dvd order set. You'll need to post the episode list wird the correct DVD order for us to change it.
GalaxiaGuy
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Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:37 am

The intended order of the episodes (along with a brief description of the issue) is here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sliders_episodes

I may be reading it incorrectly, but none of the episodes appear to have a DVD order set (for example: https://www.thetvdb.com/series/sliders/episodes/199968) so I would have thought the DVD order could be used for production order.
jimmyrules712
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Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:35 pm

Imzadi wrote:No, we can only consider one DVD order. Unless it possible to have multiple orders we are not changing it.

Edit: Ony season 1 has the dvd order set. You'll need to post the episode list wird the correct DVD order for us to change it.
The correct DVD order is in the link that the OP provided here: https://www.millcreekent.com/sliders-th ... eries.html

If you scroll half way down it lists the episodes as follows:
DISC 1

Season 1

Pilot
Summer of Love
Prince of Wails
Fever

DISC 2

Last Days
The Weaker Sex
Eggheads
The King Is Back
Luck of the Draw
The request is to change the season 1 DVD order to match the order from that source, which is the current publisher of the series.

Season 1 is the only season where the air date order and DVD order are different so there is no need for a DVD order for the other seasons.
trahretxed
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Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:19 pm

This still isn't correct. Fox aired the series out of order for the first three seasons. The Mill Creek DVD fixes it, as did syndication. The absolute order seems to be correct but puts everything in one season, which really doesn't make any sense as it is trivial to allow multiple seasons.

The biggest problem is the show doesn't even make sense in the order it was aired. Resolutions to cliffhangers happen before the cliffhanger.

Season 1 in DVD order is correct and everything else is unassigned. Season 2 & 3 need to be added, as they are different from the airing order. The link previously posted tells the story:

https://www.millcreekent.com/sliders-th ... eries.html

Please fix or unlock and I will fix it.

Thanks.
trahretxed
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Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:21 pm

jimmyrules712 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:35 pm
Imzadi wrote:No, we can only consider one DVD order. Unless it possible to have multiple orders we are not changing it.

Edit: Ony season 1 has the dvd order set. You'll need to post the episode list wird the correct DVD order for us to change it.
The correct DVD order is in the link that the OP provided here: https://www.millcreekent.com/sliders-th ... eries.html

If you scroll half way down it lists the episodes as follows:
DISC 1

Season 1

Pilot
Summer of Love
Prince of Wails
Fever

DISC 2

Last Days
The Weaker Sex
Eggheads
The King Is Back
Luck of the Draw
The request is to change the season 1 DVD order to match the order from that source, which is the current publisher of the series.

Season 1 is the only season where the air date order and DVD order are different so there is no need for a DVD order for the other seasons.
This is not correct. The first three seasons have a different air date order and DVD order.
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