I wanna ask a question about Legion, but it is currently in its 5th episode of season 1. They currently release an episode each week.

Is it 'ok'/'recommended' to ask questions about the series even though all episodes are not out yet? Or should I wait 'till the end of the season to ask my questions?

I'm asking this because maybe they can release explanations for my questions in future episodes, so I don't know if it's a good practice.

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It depends

If you're asking about issues already covered then it's fine.

On the other hand asking for speculation then that's a different matter.

Honestly, questions about motives, possible backstory etc. are best left to the end of a season unless that information has already been shown as those questions will tend to generate opinion-based responses.

As I said, it depends what it is you are asking about.

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    SF/F has a policy that actively polices such speculative predict-the-future questions; are you suggesting a similar policy here? Should such questions be closed, downvoted, edited, etc, or should we just continue to recommend to askers to wait?
    – KutuluMike
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 15:26
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    If you're asking about issues already covered then it's fine. The problem with such a demarcation is that things often end up changing later through the season, even when they appear to have been resolved. It's not always a concrete line that can be drawn.
    – phantom42
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 15:39
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    I'm not suggesting any policy just giving my interpretation of existing policy. Each question should be judged independently. I agree that "predict the future" questions are bad...but "why did that happen" based on what we've seen are probably OK. But until the question is asked...we don't know.
    – Paulie_D
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 17:16
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    We actually generally allow questions that may not be answerable yet as long as they aren't asking people to speculate what might happen. It doesn't only have to be covered already. I agree with the speculation point.
    – Catija
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 23:06
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    SF&F's policy is also a little messed up with the whole reopening once it becomes (supposedly) answerable (and usually trivially so) thing.
    – Napoleon Wilson Mod
    Commented Mar 16, 2017 at 1:17

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