History Discontinuity / LiveActionTV

17th Jun '17 9:46:01 AM nombretomado
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** Amusingly, there's actually an instance of '''Actor''' Discontinuity for ''Franchise/PowerRangers''. In an interview with JesuOtaku and [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]], JohnnyYongBosch said that he figured his character, Adam Park, continued to do good even after losing his Ranger powers, as something of a heroic ninja type. Then the 15th anniversary episode "Once a Ranger" had him make an off-hand reference to running a dojo in Angel Grove, which kind of wrecked the idea. Johnny said he personally prefers to ignore the dojo line and stick with his original idea.

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** Amusingly, there's actually an instance of '''Actor''' Discontinuity for ''Franchise/PowerRangers''. In an interview with JesuOtaku and [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]], JohnnyYongBosch Creator/JohnnyYongBosch said that he figured his character, Adam Park, continued to do good even after losing his Ranger powers, as something of a heroic ninja type. Then the 15th anniversary episode "Once a Ranger" had him make an off-hand reference to running a dojo in Angel Grove, which kind of wrecked the idea. Johnny said he personally prefers to ignore the dojo line and stick with his original idea.
7th Jun '17 3:02:21 AM jormis29
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* Most fans will tell you that Peter Marshall was the only host ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' ever had, and that Paul Lynde was the only occupant of the middle square. You might be able to get away with saying the series continued after Charley Weaver's death in 1974, with George Gobel taking Weaver's seat in the lower left square.

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* Most fans will tell you that Peter Marshall was the only host ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' ever had, and that Paul Lynde Creator/PaulLynde was the only occupant of the middle square. You might be able to get away with saying the series continued after Charley Weaver's death in 1974, with George Gobel taking Weaver's seat in the lower left square.
1st Jun '17 6:54:46 AM Erda
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** The most widely agreed-upon example from the UK show is ''Skins Fire'', one of the season 7 DistantFinale specials. It alienated one of the show's strongest [[PeripheryDemographic Periphery Demographics]], its LGBTFanbase, by having [[spoiler:Naomi]] get cancer and die. It killed off one half of one of its most popular ships, and indulged in [[BuryYourGays an overused offensive trope]] to boot.
30th May '17 6:42:30 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheWestWing'''s fandom is picky about what is and isn't canon:
** Fans will frequently ignore anything that happened after the season four finale, when Aaron Sorkin, the show's creator and the man who wrote most of the episodes, left. This means "ending" the show on a cliffhanger, but it's either that or a major shift in the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism. ''TheWestWing'''s discontinuity break between seasons 4 and 5 has such broad consensus that fanfics taking place after season 4 are much more likely to be AU than canon, and frequently written in the same style as fanfics set in the future of ''uncompleted'' shows, suggesting that in the minds of many fans, the post-Sorkin era was no more authoritative than fanfic.

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* ''TheWestWing'''s ''Series/TheWestWing'''s fandom is picky about what is and isn't canon:
** Fans will frequently ignore anything that happened after the season four finale, when Aaron Sorkin, the show's creator and the man who wrote most of the episodes, left. This means "ending" the show on a cliffhanger, but it's either that or a major shift in the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism. ''TheWestWing'''s ''Series/TheWestWing'''s discontinuity break between seasons 4 and 5 has such broad consensus that fanfics taking place after season 4 are much more likely to be AU than canon, and frequently written in the same style as fanfics set in the future of ''uncompleted'' shows, suggesting that in the minds of many fans, the post-Sorkin era was no more authoritative than fanfic.
1st May '17 7:17:46 AM sayaleviathan
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** Several fans rejected the 2016 revival, ''A Year In Life'', due to Rory's [[TookALevelOfJerkass attitude]], her RomanticPlotTumor with Logan and the ending where she told her that [[spoiler:she's pregnant]].

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** Several fans rejected the 2016 revival, ''A Year In Life'', due to Rory's [[TookALevelOfJerkass [[TookALevelInJerkass attitude]], her RomanticPlotTumor with Logan and the ending where she told her mom that [[spoiler:she's pregnant]].
20th Apr '17 8:09:25 AM CosmicFerret
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*** A less serious disorder involves the belief that the last episode of LawAndOrder ended with Anita's phone ringing, making the episode a cliffhanger in the traditional style of the series.

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*** A less serious disorder involves the belief that the last episode of LawAndOrder Series/LawAndOrder ended with Anita's phone ringing, making the episode a cliffhanger in the traditional style of the series.
12th Apr '17 7:02:25 PM sayaleviathan
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** Several fans rejected the 2016 revival, ''A Year In Life'', due to Rory's [[TookALevelOfJerkass attitude]], her RomanticPlotTumor with Logan and the ending where she told her that [[spoiler:she's pregnant]].
7th Apr '17 6:19:18 PM bwburke94
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** Most of fandom does not view the 30th anniversary special "Dimensions In Time" as {{Canon}} because the plot... well, it would be more accurate to say, "What plot?" An ExpandedUniverse novel also wrote the adventure off as being a nightmare of the Doctor's. The fact an article in the magazine "Doctor Who Adventures" about The Brigadier did not mention him meeting the Sixth Doctor (when mentioning the other Doctors he had met) suggests the BBC has [[CanonDiscontinuity struck it from canon]] as well. Fans of ''Series/EastEnders'' do not consider the special canon either due to the fact some characters who have died were depicted being alive in a future version of Albert Square, and the fact ''Series/DoctorWho'' is portrayed as a fictional television program within the show (and ''vice versa''). WordOfGod was desperate, almost pleading, for it to be canon, because, to his thinking, bad canon was better than no canon.

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** Most of fandom does not view the 30th anniversary special "Dimensions In Time" as {{Canon}} canon because the plot... well, it would be more accurate to say, "What plot?" An ExpandedUniverse novel also more-or-less wrote the adventure off as being a nightmare of the Doctor's. The fact an article in the magazine "Doctor Who Adventures" about The Brigadier did not mention him meeting the Sixth Doctor (when mentioning the other Doctors he had met) suggests the BBC has [[CanonDiscontinuity struck it from canon]] as well. Fans of ''Series/EastEnders'' do not consider the special canon either due to the fact some characters who have died were depicted being alive in a future version of Albert Square, and the fact ''Series/DoctorWho'' is portrayed as a fictional television program within the show (and ''vice versa'').vice versa). WordOfGod was desperate, almost pleading, for it to be canon, because, to his thinking, bad canon was better than no canon.



** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E10LoveAndMonsters "Love & Monsters"]] is the one of the most controversial episodes in the revival for being an awkard cartoonish comedy [[spoiler: and ending with the protagonist's love interest living in a stab of concrete]]. For some the episode never happpened or [[UnreliableNarrator Elton's account of the events are distorted]].

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E10LoveAndMonsters "Love & Monsters"]] is the one of the most controversial episodes in the revival for being an awkard awkward cartoonish comedy [[spoiler: and ending with the protagonist's love interest living in a stab of concrete]]. For some the episode never happpened or [[UnreliableNarrator Elton's account of the events are distorted]].



** Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers the longest running series has its own various fanon discontinuity points:

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** Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', the longest running series series, has its own various fanon discontinuity points:



** ''Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay'' is widely disregarded for a variety of reasons, such as [[TheScrappy the American characters]] or the [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Americanization of the series in general]] and the plot concerning Jack's immortality and the resolution to the series (specifically, the revelation that [[spoiler:Rex has gained a form of Jack's immortality]]). Let alone the fact that trying to place the series in the ''Series/{{Doctor Who}}'' timeline without contradictions is a nightmare. Other fans believe that the decidedly-[[AnythingThatMoves omnisexual]] Jack is now [[ButNotTooBi "too gay."]] On the other hand, some fans like to think of ''Miracle Day'' as an AlternateUniverse.

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** ''Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay'' is widely disregarded for a variety of reasons, such as [[TheScrappy the American characters]] or the [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Americanization of the series in general]] and the plot concerning Jack's immortality and the resolution to the series (specifically, the revelation that [[spoiler:Rex has gained a form of Jack's immortality]]). Let alone the fact that trying to place the series in the ''Series/{{Doctor Who}}'' ''Series/DoctorWho'' timeline without contradictions is a nightmare. Other fans believe that the decidedly-[[AnythingThatMoves omnisexual]] Jack is now [[ButNotTooBi "too gay."]] On the other hand, some fans like to think of ''Miracle Day'' as an AlternateUniverse.



* The later seasons of ''Series/TheXFiles'', after it became clear that the show was [[TheChrisCarterEffect collapsing under the weight]] of its own mythology. Depending on who you talk to, the FanonDiscontinuity ranges from "just season 9" to "anything after season 2."

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* The later seasons of ''Series/TheXFiles'', after it became clear that the show was [[TheChrisCarterEffect collapsing under the weight]] of its own mythology. Depending on who you talk to, the FanonDiscontinuity ranges from "just season 9" "ignore the 2008 movie and 2016 miniseries" to "anything "ignore anything after season 2."
7th Apr '17 1:22:26 PM KaworuS
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** It's probably best that you don't mention the ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' crossover episode with ''Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation'', either despite being one of the best episodes in the franchise. As far as ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' goes, ''The Next Mutation'' is itself an example of CanonDiscontinuity.

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** It's probably best that you don't mention the ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' crossover episode with ''Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation'', either despite being one of the best episodes in the franchise.either. As far as ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' goes, ''The Next Mutation'' is itself an example of CanonDiscontinuity. Power rangers fans and people that don't care for the Ninja Turtles aren't particularly keen on it either, with it considered the worst episode of In Space.


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****To be Fair, in interviews Amit Bhaumik has made clear that the reference he made to "Scorpion's Rain" was intended as an In-joke to the prank, and not an actual attempt to insert it into continuity. AS with how the statement that references it is Phrased, "''But I thought the Zeo rangers defeated the machine empire''" is technically true within the franchise's canon. As The rangers don't know the final blow came from Rita and Zedd.
31st Mar '17 10:17:50 AM SpukiKitty
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* ''Series/MASH'' fans tend to mainly consist of three groups: "First Three Seasons 'Funny M*A*S*H'" (Which may or may not include TheMovie that started it all), "Anything from Season 4 Onward" and "Accept The Whole Thing". Then there are those who prefer omitting the last minute or so of the Season 3 Season Finale so it just ends happily with Col. Blake safely returning home.

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* ''Series/MASH'' ''Series/{{MASH}}'' fans tend to mainly consist of three groups: "First Three Seasons 'Funny M*A*S*H'" (Which may or may not include TheMovie that started it all), "Anything from Season 4 Onward" and "Accept The Whole Thing". Then there are those who prefer omitting the last minute or so of the Season 3 Season Finale so it just ends happily with Col. Blake safely returning home.
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