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Swish Cut: D.B. "Wayne Palmer" Woodside from Hey, It's That Guy!. Yes, D.B Woodside was in 24, playing Wayne Palmer. However, Ryan Nichols is played by Morris Chestnut. Morris Chestnut is NOT D.B. Woodside. This is the third time I've edited this out. Please stop reinserting that the guy playing Ryan Nichols was also Wayne Palmer.

... IMDB, please use it.

Seanette: I thought the guy playing Ryan was Erik King (Doakes on Dexter), but did have the sense to double-check. :)
Janitor: The V (2009) stuff should be pulled out to V (2009), I think. The original shows are only similar to the current by some similarity in premise. The writing and execution are clearly going to be markedly different.

Also, I pulled out for discussion...:

Well, it is a TV series. They have a pretty good budget, but reptilian aliens that don't look ridiculous are probably a bit outside their price range. Real Life Writes the Plot, and all that.

... as it was a sort of a non-sequiter where it was placed, under something that had nothing to do with the challenges of representing aliens. Maybe a Rubber-Forehead Aliens reference needs to be made?

Discar: I put that in, and was referencing a specific line of How to Invade an Alien Planet, the part about why you shouldn't hide your true form (freaks everyone out less later on, they won't assume you can appear as them, etc). I still think it should be there, but you're right, it would make sense somewhere else. Or maybe the original entry should be expanded on, to explain what they're doing wrong?


Unknown Troper: OK, who's this third Firefly person? I get "Inara" and "Wash", but I can't come up with any third "Firefly" alum who's in the 2009 re-make.

Grimace: Me to. Tried to think of all the guest stars they had, but haven't been able to place any. Help tropers?
Grimace: Just a little thing - Tyler has made me contemplate the nature of "The Scrappy". Considering how often teenage boys acting out against their parents in Drama shows are reviled by the viewers...why do shows keep using this character type? I get teenagers are, by nature, a little bit rebellious and/or annoying, and I guess they're an easy font of conflict, but you'd think writers would try something different considering so often you want to reach through the screen and slap the silly little git.