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9th Feb '16 6:09:24 AM Naram-Sin
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** Earl's brother Randy is nearly unrecognizable in the pilot. Compared to the "[[{{Malaproper}} borderline artistic]]" ManChild that got stuck while trying to steal tapes from a video rental booth in the fourth season, he seems to be of average intelligence, but used to follow Earl out of laziness and lack of personal ambition. At one point ''he'' scolds ''Earl'' for their current lack of means of living and calls his list "some stupid-ass crusade" not worth to invest their time and money (it's hard to picture the later Randy being even able to pronounce "crusade" correctly, let alone knowing what it means). He also sleeps once a year with [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Patty]] (yet has [[KavorkaMan no trouble]] to pick up girls in bars), and is the first to realize that Kenny James is gay.
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** Earl's brother Randy is nearly unrecognizable in the pilot. Compared to the "[[{{Malaproper}} borderline artistic]]" ManChild that got stuck while trying to steal tapes from a video rental booth in the fourth season, he seems to be of average intelligence, but used to follow Earl out of laziness and lack of personal ambition. At one point ''he'' scolds ''Earl'' for their current lack of means of living and calls his list "some stupid-ass crusade" not worth to invest their time and money (it's hard to picture the later Randy being even able to pronounce "crusade" correctly, let alone knowing what it means). He also sleeps once a year with [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Patty]] (yet once a year (but has [[KavorkaMan no trouble]] to pick picking up girls in bars), and is the first to realize that Kenny James is gay.
9th Feb '16 5:54:38 AM Naram-Sin
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** Earl's brother Randy is nearly unrecognizable in the pilot. Compared to the "[[{{Malaproper}} borderline artistic]]" ManChild that got stuck while trying to steal tapes from a video rental booth in the fourth season, he seems to be of average intelligence, but used to follow Earl out of laziness and lack of personal ambition. At one point ''he'' scolds ''Earl'' for their current lack of means of living and calls his list "some stupid-ass crusade" not worth to invest their time and money (it's hard to picture the later Randy being even able to pronounce "crusade" correctly, let alone knowing what it means). He is also a regular client of Patty the Daytime Hooker, and is the first to realize that Kenny James is gay.
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** Earl's brother Randy is nearly unrecognizable in the pilot. Compared to the "[[{{Malaproper}} borderline artistic]]" ManChild that got stuck while trying to steal tapes from a video rental booth in the fourth season, he seems to be of average intelligence, but used to follow Earl out of laziness and lack of personal ambition. At one point ''he'' scolds ''Earl'' for their current lack of means of living and calls his list "some stupid-ass crusade" not worth to invest their time and money (it's hard to picture the later Randy being even able to pronounce "crusade" correctly, let alone knowing what it means). He is also sleeps once a regular client of Patty the Daytime Hooker, year with [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Patty]] (yet has [[KavorkaMan no trouble]] to pick up girls in bars), and is the first to realize that Kenny James is gay.
9th Feb '16 5:49:25 AM Naram-Sin
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** Earl's brother Randy is nearly unrecognizable in the pilot. Compared to the "[[{{Malaproper}} borderline artistic]]" ManChild that got stuck while trying to steal tapes from a video rental booth in the fourth season, he seems to be of average intelligence, but used to follow Earl out of laziness and lack of personal ambition. At one point ''he'' scolds ''Earl'' for their current lack of means of living and calls his list "some stupid-ass crusade" not worth to invest their time and money (it's hard to picture the later Randy being even able to pronounce "crusade" correctly, let alone knowing what it means). He is also a regular client of Patty the Daytime Hooker, and is the first to realize that Kenny James is gay.
4th Feb '16 7:20:14 PM Lance
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** There are also a number of other, smaller changes. In the pilot, Data's and the flight ops positions on the bridge are reversed from where they would familiarly be later on. Also a number of the sets are different in the first season: there are some different chairs on the bridge including the captain's own, some of the carpeting and wall colors are different to what they'd be later on, the briefing room doesn't feature information display screens at either end of the room, and in several of the earliest episodes there are additional corridors seen running through the middle of the engineering set. Small details, but exactly the sorts of things that a fan would definitely notice in hindsight. Some (but not all) of these details were even faithfully replicated when the events of the first season were revisited in the series finale, meaning the EarlyInstalmentWeirdness are actually part of the show's official canon.
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** There are also a number of other, smaller changes. In the pilot, Data's and the flight ops positions on the bridge are reversed from where they would familiarly be later on. Also a number of the sets are different in the first season: there are some different chairs on the bridge including the captain's own, some of the carpeting and wall colors are different to what they'd be later on, the briefing room doesn't feature information display screens at either end of the room, and in several of the earliest episodes there are additional corridors seen running through the middle of the engineering set. Small details, but exactly the sorts of things that a fan would definitely notice in hindsight. Some (but not all) of these details were even faithfully replicated when the events of the first season were revisited in the series finale, meaning the EarlyInstalmentWeirdness EarlyInstallmentWeirdness are actually part of the show's official canon.
4th Feb '16 7:19:28 PM Lance
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** There are also a number of other, smaller changes. In the pilot, Data's and the flight ops positions on the bridge are reversed from where they would familiarly be later on. Also a number of the sets are different in the first season: there are some different chairs on the bridge including the captain's own, some of the carpeting and wall colors are different to what they'd be later on, the briefing room doesn't feature information display screens at either end of the room, and in several of the earliest episodes there are additional corridors seen running through the middle of the engineering set. Small details, but exactly the sorts of things that a fan would definitely notice in hindsight. Some (but not all) of these details were even faithfully replicated when the events of the first season were revisited in the series finale, meaning the EarlyInstalmentWeirdness are actually part of the show's official canon.

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** The idea that the ''Enterprise'' is the flagship is really only something that started with ''Series/TheNextGeneration'' onwards. In the original series it was suggested that she is simply treated as one of 12 ships of her class in the fleet that are exploring where no man has gone before, and in the original series movies she was more often than not treated like an out-of-date ship that has been superceeded by newer ones (''TheWrathOfKhan'', for example, sees her being used as a mere training vessel attached to Starfleet Academy).
29th Jan '16 3:32:23 AM Arivne
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' saw Oliver doing a PrivateEyeMonlogue for the first few episodes, before Diggle joined him.
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' saw Oliver doing a PrivateEyeMonlogue PrivateEyeMonologue for the first few episodes, before Diggle joined him.
29th Jan '16 3:31:57 AM Arivne
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* In the pilot episode of {{Series/Longstreet}}, Mike is equipped with a Cane that has a proximity sensor, so he doesn't bump into things or fall off edges by mistake. In the main series however he has no such cane and is using a regular white Blind man's Cane. * On ''{{Grimm}}'', one of the first episodes had a bear-like Wesen turning completely into an actual bear. This was never referenced again, nor have any other Wesen shown that ability.
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* In the pilot episode of {{Series/Longstreet}}, ''Series/{{Longstreet}}'', Mike is equipped with a Cane that has a proximity sensor, so he doesn't bump into things or fall off edges by mistake. In the main series however he has no such cane and is using a regular white Blind man's Cane. * On ''{{Grimm}}'', ''Series/{{Grimm}}'', one of the first episodes had a bear-like Wesen turning completely into an actual bear. This was never referenced again, nor have any other Wesen shown that ability.

* ''ZNation'': In the first episode Addy seems to be filming the results of her zombie kills, a trait that disappears without explanation. Also, Murphy seems to be less of a Deadpan Snarker than in later episodes, [[spoiler: but that might relate to the death of Hammond, who intimidated him into remaining passive.]] * Series/{{Arrow}} saw Oliver doing a PrivateEyeMonlogue for the first few episodes, before Diggle joined him. * The first season of LiveAction/TheEricAndreShow was filmed on suitably 80's TV equipment, giving it a true SD look worthy of an Abso-Lutely production. All of the sketches were written by Eric himself, as opposed to a more conventional team of writers, leading to the show having a slightly tighter feel. Also, the show had more celebrity impersonators as opposed to real ones (everyone in Season 2 played themselves, while Season 3 only used impersonators for Reese Witherspoon, Beyonce and Jay-Z, with the latter two having already been in a previous episode).
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* ''ZNation'': ''Series/ZNation'': In the first episode Addy seems to be filming the results of her zombie kills, a trait that disappears without explanation. Also, Murphy seems to be less of a Deadpan Snarker than in later episodes, [[spoiler: but that might relate to the death of Hammond, who intimidated him into remaining passive.]] * Series/{{Arrow}} ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' saw Oliver doing a PrivateEyeMonlogue for the first few episodes, before Diggle joined him. * The first season of LiveAction/TheEricAndreShow ''LiveAction/TheEricAndreShow'' was filmed on suitably 80's TV equipment, giving it a true SD look worthy of an Abso-Lutely production. All of the sketches were written by Eric himself, as opposed to a more conventional team of writers, leading to the show having a slightly tighter feel. Also, the show had more celebrity impersonators as opposed to real ones (everyone in Season 2 played themselves, while Season 3 only used impersonators for Reese Witherspoon, Beyonce and Jay-Z, with the latter two having already been in a previous episode).
29th Jan '16 2:30:42 AM Arivne
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** In a sense, the first season is this for the entire series. The first season involves a fairly low-key threat (an assassination attempt on a Presidential candidate), as compared to the nuclear terrorism and biological warfare of later seasons. Consequently, it's the only season of the series which doesn't feature the sitting President of the United States. Also, the season has more of a ConspiracyThriller vibe than later seasons. Jack Bauer is also portrayed somewhat different. His RogueAgent and {{Maverick}} tendencies aren't quiet as developed as they later will be, he's the Head of CTU rather than being just a field agent, and he hasn't quiet got the knack for torture that he will [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique later have]]. WordOfGod says that [[spoiler: losing his wife, Teri, in the first season finale]] leads Jack to become the character we see in subsequent seasons.
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** In a sense, the first season is this for the entire series. The first season involves a fairly low-key threat (an assassination attempt on a Presidential candidate), as compared to the nuclear terrorism and biological warfare of later seasons. Consequently, it's the only season of the series which doesn't feature the sitting President of the United States. Also, the season has more of a ConspiracyThriller vibe than later seasons. Jack Bauer is also portrayed somewhat different. His RogueAgent and {{Maverick}} tendencies aren't quiet quite as developed as they later will be, he's the Head of CTU rather than being just a field agent, and he hasn't quiet quite got the knack for torture that he will [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique later have]]. WordOfGod says that [[spoiler: losing his wife, Teri, in the first season finale]] leads Jack to become the character we see in subsequent seasons.
23rd Jan '16 2:09:32 PM Kayube
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** For the more recent series, it's common for the new Rider to make a cameo appearance at some point near the end of the previous series- either in a movie, or in the last couple episodes. But since the new show is still being worked on at the time, the cameo will sometimes have the Rider act differently than they do in their show- [[Series/KamenRiderWizard Wizard]] acts a lot less serious than he usually does, and [[Series/KamenRiderGhost Ghost]] fights while floating around. The cameo of ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' is particularly notable for hinting at a scrapped plot concept for ''Fourze'' that would involve various past Riders.
23rd Jan '16 9:41:36 AM BrendanRizzo
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Assuming this estimate comes from Justin B. Rye's website (derived from Trelaine knowing about Regency fashion whilst observing Earth from 900 light-years away) then that would imply the 28th century, not the 27th.
** In the early episodes, the ''Enterprise'' ran on lithium crystals (rather than fictional dilithium crystals) and the characters served under the United Earth Space Probe Agency rather than Starfleet. Before the [[TheFederation United Federation of Planets]] was first mentioned, Federation bases were called "Earth bases". It also takes some time to nail down the series's 23rd century setting: "The Squire of Gothos" suggested it was taking place in the 27th century.
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** In the early episodes, the ''Enterprise'' ran on lithium crystals (rather than fictional dilithium crystals) and the characters served under the United Earth Space Probe Agency rather than Starfleet. Before the [[TheFederation United Federation of Planets]] was first mentioned, Federation bases were called "Earth bases". It also takes some time to nail down the series's 23rd century setting: "The Squire of Gothos" suggested it was taking place in the 27th 28th century.
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