History AllThereInTheManual / LiveActionTV

3rd May '16 8:56:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* The miniseries ''RoseRed'' has a tie-in novel that fills in some of the background. Not required, but nice. Unfortunately, it refers to a website with lost excerpts from the novel (including one that implies HoYay between Ellen and Sukeena), but that site is gone.

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* The miniseries ''RoseRed'' ''Series/RoseRed'' has a tie-in novel that fills in some of the background. Not required, but nice. Unfortunately, it refers to a website with lost excerpts from the novel (including one that implies HoYay between Ellen and Sukeena), but that site is gone.
21st Mar '16 9:03:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TwinPeaks'' had several print and audio media (The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, Diane:The Tapes of Agent Cooper, e.g.) which offered teasing insight into the developing plot.

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* ''TwinPeaks'' ''Series/TwinPeaks'' had several print and audio media (The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, Diane:The Tapes of Agent Cooper, e.g.) which offered teasing insight into the developing plot.



* TheMightyBoosh isn't a show heavy on continuity or deep backstories, but The Mighty Book of Boosh gives a few details that explain the characters a bit more. Among other things, it tells us how the Hitcher knew Jack the Ripper (Hitcher raised him as a sort of apprentice), and tells of when FeralChild Vince was first inspired to leave the jungle for London (A nature documentary crew filmed him being nearly murdered by a crocodile, which gave him his first taste of stardom).

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* TheMightyBoosh Series/TheMightyBoosh isn't a show heavy on continuity or deep backstories, but The Mighty Book of Boosh gives a few details that explain the characters a bit more. Among other things, it tells us how the Hitcher knew Jack the Ripper (Hitcher raised him as a sort of apprentice), and tells of when FeralChild Vince was first inspired to leave the jungle for London (A nature documentary crew filmed him being nearly murdered by a crocodile, which gave him his first taste of stardom).
10th Oct '15 10:35:46 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* Series/GameOfThrones Leaves most of it's background and backstory in extremely vague terms, giving only enough exposition to follow the current spot. This is filled by the "Complete History and Lore" features on the home video releases.
3rd Aug '15 3:17:12 AM LondonKdS
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* Regarding the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Journey's End": ''The Doctor Who Adventures'' magazine in one of its amusing side-pictures implies that the Doctor left Rose and his human counterpart with a TARDIS root (presumably so they can go off and have their own adventures) a detail which has a huge impact on the ending shown in the episode. The scene was shot and was boxed with the DVD set. Creator/RussellTDavies has stated that whether we acknowledge it is our own choice. Of course, considering that it raises more questions about TARDISes it may be for the best it was cut.

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* Regarding the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Journey's End": ''The Doctor Who Adventures'' magazine in one of its amusing side-pictures implies that the Doctor left Rose and his human counterpart with a TARDIS root (presumably so they can go off and have their own adventures) a detail which has a huge impact on the ending shown in the episode. The scene was shot and was boxed with the DVD set. Creator/RussellTDavies has stated that whether we acknowledge it is our own choice. Of course, considering that it raises more questions about TARDISes [=TARDISes=] it may be for the best it was cut.
28th Jul '15 1:34:49 PM crazyrabbits
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* The motivations of the players of ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' are often utterly inexplicable to those who have not watched the supplementary "Secret Scene" videos on CBS's website (and sometimes remain inexplicable even then until interviews with the players after the game has ended make things more clear). This is often the case for 24/7 RealityTV shows which only use a tiny percentage of their filmed footage to form the narrative of the show.

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* ''Series/{{Survivor}}'':
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The motivations of the some players of ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' are often utterly inexplicable to those who have not watched the supplementary "Secret Scene" videos on CBS's website (and sometimes remain inexplicable even then until interviews with the players after the game has ended make things more clear). This is often the case for 24/7 RealityTV shows which only use a tiny percentage of their filmed footage to form the narrative of the show.


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** The only way to understand what the Final Tribal Council is thinking, and how they vote, is by watching the "Life at Ponderosa" segments (which are only shown online and in the DVD sets). Likewise, the only way to see some of the full entrance interviews for the contestants is to watch them on Youtube.
** Reddit's "[[https://www.reddit.com/r/survivor/wiki/ama_archive Ask Me Anything (AMA) Archive]]" is often considered a secondary resource for many fans (and unofficial hangout for many of the players), and answers a lot of questions about the production process, rules and regulations for contestants, how certain contestants were edited and what the players' general thoughts on certain actions in their season were.
30th Jun '15 10:35:27 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' series finale infamously [[spoiler:divided the fandom with its vague non-answers over the nature of 'God' and its refusal to explain either the 'Head-People' or what was going on with Starbuck. The Sci-Fi Channel had already approved a comic series called ''The Final Five'' which will address some of these questions: a preview of the first issue, for example, reveals that Pythia appears to have been an earlier incarnation of Starbuck and was given her visions of the future by Head-Six, whilst the father of Saul Tigh was one of the original Cylon skinjobs of Kobol. The comic is written by one of the TV scriptwriters with the approval of the producers: however, a caveat was added to the first issue stating that it was "An original interpretation of the story,", making its canonical status dubious. This may actually have been a wise move: having been denied their answers on TV, the dissatisfied section of the fanbase may have actually exploded to learn the real answers were being given in a comic book mere months later]].

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* ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' series finale infamously [[spoiler:divided the fandom with its vague non-answers over the nature of 'God' and its refusal to explain either the 'Head-People' or what was going on with Starbuck. The Sci-Fi Channel had already approved a comic series called ''The Final Five'' which will address some of these questions: a preview of the first issue, for example, reveals that Pythia appears to have been an earlier incarnation of Starbuck and was given her visions of the future by Head-Six, whilst the father of Saul Tigh was one of the original Cylon skinjobs of Kobol. The comic is written by one of the TV scriptwriters with the approval of the producers: however, a caveat was added to the first issue stating that it was "An original interpretation of the story,", making its canonical status dubious. This may actually have been a wise move: having been denied their answers on TV, the dissatisfied section of the fanbase may have actually exploded to learn the real answers were being given in a comic book mere months later]].
11th May '15 3:35:35 PM faboofour
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* The very first episode of Miranda Hart's TV sitcom ''Miranda'' began with a "Previously On" opening, quickly recapping earlier events that were important plot points. There ''was'' a previous series--on radio, where these sequences were originally fleshed out.
10th Jan '15 5:08:28 PM comicwriter
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** Though the MilestoneCelebration episode "Forever Red" from ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' is considered a fan favorite, it contains a few PlotHoles, namely how both Jason (the original Red [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Ranger]]) and T.J. (the second Red [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo Ranger]]) are able to morph despite having lost their powers. Writer Amit Bhaumik has said the answer to at least one of these questions can be found in an obscure ''Power Rangers'' mini-series MarvelComics put out in the 90's, which had a story where Lord Zedd restored the original Power Coins (which had been destroyed in Season 3 of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'') and gave them to his new team of [[PsychoRangers Dark Rangers]]. Bhaumik claims that he considers the story canon, and that Jason simply reclaimed his original Power Coin prior to the events of "Forever Red."

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** Though the MilestoneCelebration episode "Forever Red" from ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' is considered a fan favorite, it contains a few PlotHoles, namely how both Jason (the original Red [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Ranger]]) and T.J. (the second Red [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo Ranger]]) are able to morph despite having lost their powers. Writer Amit Bhaumik has said the answer to at least one of these questions can be found in an obscure ''Power Rangers'' mini-series MarvelComics put out in the 90's, which had a story where Lord Zedd restored the original Power Coins (which had been destroyed in Season 3 of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'') and gave them to his new team of [[PsychoRangers Dark Rangers]]. Bhaumik claims that he considers the story canon, and that Jason had simply reclaimed his original Power Coin from Osamu (the Dark Red Ranger in the comic) prior to the events of "Forever Red."
10th Jan '15 10:53:01 AM comicwriter
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** During the Disney era of ''PowerRangers,'' there was a lot of things that were placed on the shows website or in promotional materials that never actually showed up on screen. During ''Dino Thunder,'' Disney's site for the series said that Ethan developed a way for them to teleport across the city by text message. ''Jungle Fury'' gave Lily's name as Lily "Chill" Chilman, a nickname she was ''never'' called by. Finally, never once in the entire season was it mentioned exactly what ''RPM'' stood for (It's Racing Performance Machines, if anyone cares.) Whether it's AllThereInTheManual, AbortedArc, or TheyJustDidntCare is a matter of debate.

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** During the Disney era of ''PowerRangers,'' there was were a lot of things that were placed on the shows website or in promotional materials that never actually showed up on screen. During ''Dino Thunder,'' ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder,'' Disney's site for the series said that Ethan developed a way for them to teleport across the city by text message. ''Jungle Fury'' ''[[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury Jungle Fury]]'' gave Lily's name as Lily "Chill" Chilman, a nickname she was ''never'' called by. Finally, never once in the entire season was it mentioned exactly what ''RPM'' ''[[Series/PowerRangersRPM RPM]]'' stood for (It's Racing Performance Machines, if anyone cares.) Whether it's AllThereInTheManual, AbortedArc, or TheyJustDidntCare is a matter of debate.
10th Jan '15 10:51:54 AM comicwriter
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** Though the MilestoneCelebration episode "Forever Red" from ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' is considered a fan favorite, it contains a few PlotHoles, namely how both Jason (the original Red [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Ranger]]) and T.J. (the second Red [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo Ranger]]) are able to morph despite having lost their powers. Writer Amit Bhaumik has said the answer to at least one of these questions can be found in an obscure ''Power Rangers'' mini-series MarvelComics put out in the 90's, which had a story where Lord Zedd restored the original Power Coins (which had been destroyed in Season 3 of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'') and gave them to his new team of [[PsychoRangers Dark Rangers]]. Bhaumik claims that he considers the story canon, and that Jason simply reclaimed his original Power Coin several years later.

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** Though the MilestoneCelebration episode "Forever Red" from ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' is considered a fan favorite, it contains a few PlotHoles, namely how both Jason (the original Red [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Ranger]]) and T.J. (the second Red [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo Ranger]]) are able to morph despite having lost their powers. Writer Amit Bhaumik has said the answer to at least one of these questions can be found in an obscure ''Power Rangers'' mini-series MarvelComics put out in the 90's, which had a story where Lord Zedd restored the original Power Coins (which had been destroyed in Season 3 of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'') and gave them to his new team of [[PsychoRangers Dark Rangers]]. Bhaumik claims that he considers the story canon, and that Jason simply reclaimed his original Power Coin several years later.prior to the events of "Forever Red."
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