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msd85
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Message Posted On Friday, October 21st 2011 at 5:54 pm
Hi, I know the usual practice for this type of thing is to contact the editor, but this particular show doesn't have one yet. Here goes:

I love anthology shows. I watch just about every one I can find. Anyway, the accepted practice for every single other anthology on this site is that when a show has multiple stories in each episode (Twilight Zone 1980's, Night Visions, Twilight Zone 2002, Darkroom, etc.) each individual story is marked as it's own episode. As someone who uses TVR to keep track of watched episodes and watches anthology stories in no particular order, I appreciate this.

Anyway, the lone exception is the pilot for Night Gallery. True, it originally aired as a "pilot movie", but it still contains three distinct stories, and I believe the three stories should be separated and marked as such. So I submitted the stories as ep #s 1, 2, and 3, and called the pilot movie episode 0. All of these submissions were rejected, and the reason I was given was that it originally aired as one thing, which I was already aware of and noted in my explanation for the changes in my submission notes. Is there anyway to get a second opinion on this rejection? I feel my updates are valid.
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Message Posted On Friday, October 21st 2011 at 11:27 pm
I was working on the show originally, and have gone ahead and applied for editorship. I didn't handle your submissions, however.

Looking at it, the best way would be to number the stories as 0, 0, and 0. As you can tell, we number multiple stories in the same episode, with the same episode number. So there are four separate "Episode 7s" in season 2, since they all aired on 9/15/71. I'd treat the pilot movie the same way, and number all three segments 0-0-0.

If you want to do that, add the two "new" episodes, and split up the summary accordingly, that would be fine. If not, I'll be glad to handle it.
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Message Posted On Saturday, October 22nd 2011 at 12:41 am
I started to do it, but accidentally sent the submission before I was done. Now it won't let me change it.

Anyway, your suggestion sounds like exactly what I meant, so feel free to do it. It'll be easier for you to do as the editor.
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Message Posted On Saturday, October 22nd 2011 at 12:56 am
Thanks! They would, however, remain featured movie entries, even if separated.
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Message Posted On Saturday, October 29th 2011 at 11:09 am
Is there anyway to get the pilot stories listed in their proper place at the beginning of season 1 and counted as part of the season instead of listed seperately? I realize they make up a "featured movie" but they are still considered part of the first season by all other episode guides.
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Message Posted On Saturday, October 29th 2011 at 3:07 pm
That's something you'd have to talk to Blae (the site programmer) about, since the same occurs with Specials, TV Movies, and so on. Anything other than a Regular Episode is listed out of sequence.
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Message Posted On Saturday, October 29th 2011 at 4:05 pm
Oh. Okay. Sorry to press it then. I didn't realize it did that with anything marked as a non-normal episode.
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Message Posted On Sunday, October 30th 2011 at 4:48 am
You don't have to post on the forums about submissions.

You can see the Featured Movie/Specials/etc. if you click on "All" on the episode list. But otherwise they're invisible.