History AndIMustScream / LiveActionTV

25th Nov '16 7:19:56 PM TomServo3000
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* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': There are a few examples. A monster called Pineoctopus (who could disguise himself as a [[MonsterClown clown]]) had the ability to turn people into cardboard cutouts, the Rangers were turned into pachinko balls on one occasion and bricks on another... Though its unclear if they were conscious during these events.

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* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': There are a few examples. A monster called Pineoctopus (who could disguise himself as a [[MonsterClown clown]]) had the ability to turn people into cardboard cutouts, the Rangers were turned into pachinko balls on one occasion and bricks on another... Though its unclear if they were conscious during these events.another.
30th Oct '16 2:17:55 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/NightVisions'', a short-lived "Twilight Zone"-type series hosted by HenryRollins, had one particular half-episode called "Switch." In it, a woman seeing a psychiatrist to find her alternate personality and eliminate it found that [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie she WAS the alternate]], created by her child-like real self after her parents died when she was 5. The real twist? [[spoiler: She murdered them.]] The episode ended with this woman - trapped in her mind, unable to speak, and unable to move - encased in 8 big hollow bricks that spelled out "ETERNITY," with holes only for her forearms.

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* ''Series/NightVisions'', a short-lived "Twilight Zone"-type series hosted by HenryRollins, Music/HenryRollins, had one particular half-episode called "Switch." In it, a woman seeing a psychiatrist to find her alternate personality and eliminate it found that [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie she WAS the alternate]], created by her child-like real self after her parents died when she was 5. The real twist? [[spoiler: She murdered them.]] The episode ended with this woman - trapped in her mind, unable to speak, and unable to move - encased in 8 big hollow bricks that spelled out "ETERNITY," with holes only for her forearms.
3rd Oct '16 7:31:01 PM Fireblood
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* ''{{Series/Westworld}}'': Peter is unable to resist when he's ordered into cold storage after his confrontation with Dr. Ford when he "glitches".
2nd Oct '16 8:06:02 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''{{ER}}'' featured Cynthia Nixon as a stroke victim who could perceive what was happening to her but not communicate with anyone.

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* An episode of ''{{ER}}'' ''Series/{{ER}}'' featured Cynthia Nixon as a stroke victim who could perceive what was happening to her but not communicate with anyone.
22nd Sep '16 10:23:15 AM WoozyPounce
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** In "Final Escape", a woman serving life imprisonment for murdering her husband plans to escape by conspiring with the prison gravedigger (a trustee inmate) to hide her in the next coffin to be buried in the prison graveyard and dig her up later. When the next burial is imminent, she hides in the coffin without looking to see who the corpse is. After burial, the gravedigger seems to be taking an awfully long time to arrive to dig her up; she becomes curious as to who is in the coffin with her, lights her cigarette lighter, and sees that it's the gravedigger himself.

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** In "Final Escape", a woman serving life imprisonment for murdering her husband plans to escape by conspiring with the prison gravedigger (a trustee inmate) to hide her in the next coffin to be buried in the prison graveyard and dig her up later. When the next burial is imminent, she hides in the coffin without looking to see who the corpse is. After burial, the gravedigger seems to be taking an awfully long time to arrive to dig her up; she becomes curious as to who is in the coffin with her, lights her cigarette lighter, a match, and sees that it's the gravedigger himself.
18th Aug '16 9:29:47 PM Gravidef
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* In part seven of ''Literature/NightmaresAndDreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King'', "Autopsy room four", the protagonist is bitten by a venomous snake and falls into a paralytic state extremely similar to death, except ''he's fully aware''. When he's taken to the hospital, the doctors prepare for an autopsy...

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* In part seven of ''Literature/NightmaresAndDreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King'', "Autopsy room four", Room Four", the protagonist is bitten by a venomous snake and falls into a paralytic state extremely similar to death, except ''he's fully aware''. When he's taken to the hospital, the doctors prepare for an autopsy...autopsy...
** "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band" has a similar situation: a young married couple gets lost in the woods on a road trip and find themselves in a small town called Rock and Roll Heaven, which is populated by two groups of individuals. The first group consists of the spirits of famous rock stars--Janis Joplin's the local waitress, Elvis is the mayor, Otis Redding is the police chief, etc. While this seems amazing, the ghosts/zombies CameBackWrong and are cruel, vindictive people who love to torture humans. This explains the second group: a collection of everyday people who also got lost in the forest and are now trapped in the town. They spend all day doing menial jobs, then are forced to attend the nightly rock concerts in the town park--which, despite "ending" at midnight, can go on for an entire ''year.'' And none of these poor individuals ever age, or die, or change in any way. The kicker? ''They did nothing to deserve this''--King expressly states that this ''isn't'' Hell. It's just some horrible pocket dimension for people who get lost.
7th Aug '16 6:54:41 PM nombretomado
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* On ''DeadLikeMe'', George, the main character, is a Reaper who must take people's souls out of their bodies at specific times. On an early episode, she decides to not show up to take a soul. It then shows the person trapped in their dead body receiving an autopsy and screaming in horror.

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* On ''DeadLikeMe'', ''Series/DeadLikeMe'', George, the main character, is a Reaper who must take people's souls out of their bodies at specific times. On an early episode, she decides to not show up to take a soul. It then shows the person trapped in their dead body receiving an autopsy and screaming in horror.
17th Apr '16 10:35:19 AM darksecret
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** In "The Idiot's Lantern", the Wire pulls off people's faces from inside their televisions, leaving their bodies to wander around blindly (until they're taken away by TheMenInBlack, that is) and their consciousness trapped on a TV screen. It's not explicitly stated whether they are, in fact, aware, but as they're seen silently yelling for help, it would seem so...
30th Mar '16 4:57:05 PM Unhari
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** Lore is burdened with this sort of fate after his first appearance. In order to get rid of him, Data beams his evil brother into outer space, where the NighInvulnerable android will be cursed to drift around aimlessly in the endless vacuum, completely helpless. It's [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]], since he's rescued after a "mere" few years when the crew of an alien ship discover his body floating around in space at a thousand-to-one odds.



** To say nothing of those that the Borg assimilate. As Picard implied shortly after being removed from the Collective in "The Best of Both Worlds", they're privy to ''everything'' the Borg-them is doing, but are helpless to do anything about it. That Picard was able to break through his "Locutus of Borg" personality and tell Data how to defeat the Borg was nothing short of a miracle.
** Moriarty -- the self-aware hologram intended to outsmart Data -- is still conscious when he is deactivated, and speaks of "Brief, terrifying periods of consciousness . . . disembodied, without substance." In a subversion (?) of this trope, he is eventually trapped in a small device running a permanent simulation in which he thinks he has escaped into the real world. Geordi couldn't get him into the real world, but this is still an ignominious and condescending end.

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** To say nothing of those that the Borg assimilate. As Picard implied shortly after being removed from the Collective in "The Best of Both Worlds", they're privy to ''everything'' the Borg-them is doing, but are helpless to do anything about it. That Picard was able to break through his "Locutus of Borg" personality and tell Data how to defeat the Borg was nothing short of a miracle.
** Moriarty -- the self-aware hologram intended to outsmart Data -- is still conscious when he is deactivated, and speaks of "Brief, terrifying periods of consciousness . . . disembodied, without substance." In a subversion (?) of this trope, he is eventually trapped in a small device running a permanent simulation in which he thinks he has escaped into the real world. Geordi couldn't get him into the real world, but this is still an ignominious and condescending end.world.
22nd Mar '16 7:51:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* In a situation similar to Adam Monroe's above, another immortal on ''Highlander: the Series'' once sought out Duncan for revenge. Why? Because Duncan had left him stranded on a tiny, barren island, where he'd died of starvation every day until rescued.
** A few characters suffered this way in ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'', including one, a [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]], who'd been bound with weights and thrown into a river, resulting in him drowning, reviving, drowning, reviving...

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* In a situation similar to Adam Monroe's above, another ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'':
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immortal on ''Highlander: the Series'' once sought out Duncan for revenge. Why? Because Duncan had left him stranded on a tiny, barren island, where he'd died of starvation every day until rescued.
** A few characters suffered this way in ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'', including one, a [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]], who'd An [[{{Ghostapo}} immortal Nazi]] had been bound with weights and thrown into a river, resulting in him drowning, reviving, drowning, reviving...
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