Definitions

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  • n. A work that is set within the timeframe of a previous work, rather than before or after it.

Etymologies

Blend of mid and sequel (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • PAN'S LABYRINTH ($35.99 on BluRay; New Line) -- One of my favorite movies from 2006, this is a gorgeous, dark fairy tale from director Guillermo Del Toro that makes him the ideal person to take over from Peter Jackson for The Hobbit and the "midquel" that will bridge the story from that movie to The Lord Of The Rings.

    Michael Giltz: Blu-Ray DVDs: Loved Up? Watch A Bug's Life

  • Upon further research, I have discovered that the Disney "midquel" phenenomenon is quite common for their now discontinued, thanks to Lasseter line of Direct to DVD products.

    BOURNE structure

  • THE SEQUEL:While still compellingly innocent, this "midquel," which picks up where Bambi's mother is killed midway through the 1942 original, is actually not as visually rich as the first one.

    The Wrap RSS

  • I'm also hard at work on a Trog Rose midquel called Scrapheap Mary, and a big project with some likeminded publishers and magazines in my hometown, which will help us all combine resources in what we hope is a new and innovative manner.

    An Interview with Johanna Sinisalo

  • Ender in Exile is a midquel that takes place between chapters 14 and 15 of the original Ender's Game.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • I guess you can describe Singer’s foray into the Superman world as sort of a midquel ™, a film that takes place after part two and before part three of the first franchise.

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

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