This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments or questions on this topic should be made in a new Senate Hall page rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. Advanced Jedi Training Droid 6(Talk to my master) 01:05, December 14, 2014 (UTC)
Hello, Wookieepedia. Now that Star Wars: Episode VII has a real title, The Force Awakens, it's time to move our Episode film articles. Our longstanding formatting practice has been to place the colon after "Episode"; example: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. This is what we've all come to know and love, but it's not the way Lucasfilm formats the film titles on StarWars.com and Lucasfilm.com.
The Films page on StarWars.com, as you will see, consistently formats the titles as, for example, "Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi," placing the colon after "Star Wars." This is repeated for Episode VII as well: "Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens." If you click on any of the individual film pages, this formatting is consistently repeated in the description blurbs. Example: "Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi - Opening Crawl - The Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi opening crawl was one of the last-completed elements of the film." And this is also the way Lucasfilm has always formatted Episode VII going back to its original announcement, calling it Star Wars: Episode VII. Notice the italics, which brings us to our final point...
Italics: It has also been our longstanding formatting practice to italicize the entire film title, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. But this, too, is not how Lucasfilm does it. As I pointed out in the preceding paragraph, "Star Wars" is italicized, whereas "Episode VII" is not. This is consistently repeated everywhere you look on Lucasfilm.com. Example: Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.
So, we're going to begin moving these film articles and reformatting titles everywhere via RoboCade. Another happy landing. Toprawa and Ralltiir (talk) 20:00, November 6, 2014 (UTC)
I believe the Episode VII article was moved prematurely. If we keep it at that title, we will have to move IV to simply "Star Wars", V to simply "The Empire Strikes Back" and VI to simply "Return of the Jedi". Adamwankenobi (talk) 20:07, November 6, 2014 (UTC)
The Episode VII article was indeed moved prematurely. As I've explained above, it's being moved now to "Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens," because that's what StarWars.com calls it. Toprawa and Ralltiir (talk) 20:09, November 6, 2014 (UTC)
If this is what's official, then works for me. Let the new era begin! ProfessorTofty (talk) 21:20, November 6, 2014 (UTC)
No, and you're not the first person to ask this. There's no guarantee any of the items you listed are even named correctly. The novels, for example, never included "Episode [#]" in the title. That's something we're going to be looking into soon to correct. Toprawa and Ralltiir (talk) 19:47, November 13, 2014 (UTC)
The novels are a bit inconsistent. For instance, the novelization of Episode I does show the Episode number in the title, at least on the cover. And the novelization of Episode II also shows the Episode number in the title on the cover. However, the novelizations of Episodes III, IV, V, and VI do not show the Episode number on the cover.--Richterbelmont10(come in R2!) 22:32, November 13, 2014 (UTC)