In trying to ask a question about the BBC show Orphan Black, I noticed there is no tag for it. Are questions about the show off-topic, or is it just that none have been asked yet?

Based on the answers to this question so far, I've gone ahead and posted my question.

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Per the Wikipedia entry:

Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction television series […] starring Tatiana Maslany as several identical people who are revealed to be clones.

I haven't watched the show myself, but it sounds like it would be on-topic to me.

We already have a tag, so clones and clone-related media are certainly on-topic.

Otherwise, if consensus says that it’s off-topic here, then there are a few questions about Orphan Black on the Movies & TV Stack Exchange, so I’m sure a good question could find a home there.


I haven't watched it (yet! It's on my list, as I've heard it is pretty good), but my understanding is that human cloning is a central plot point throughout the series.

As such, I believe it is firmly considered on-topic here.

If Junior is on-topic, then this certainly should be.


Unlike everyone else ( :p ), I have watched the show. It's sci-fi. The premise is that there were successful human clones made ~20 years ago, and the main character (in the present day) learns she's one of them.

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    OMG! Spoilers!!! :P
    – Beofett
    Commented Jun 20, 2014 at 16:15
  • This is all in the premise of the show. Everything except for the '20 year ago' bit is revealed in the pilot. It also doesn't take long for them to establish they're not quick-grown clones.
    – user1027
    Commented Jun 22, 2014 at 3:39
  • Yeah... If you've watched it :P I was joking about the spoilers, however ;)
    – Beofett
    Commented Jun 22, 2014 at 12:45

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