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30th Jan '16 11:16:47 PM Jake
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*** This scene received a CallBack in Season 7 episode "The Pegasus" when Picard points out that said incident was what sold him on Riker as his first officer: He was, "someone who would stand up to me. Someone who was more concerned with doing what was ''right'' than how it might look on his record."
7th Jan '16 1:27:32 PM nombretomado
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* A good introduction episode does this with the main cast. While they get more 'real' moments later, ''SpaceCases'' actually gets credit for the shortest version ever. Each main cast member gives a single line, in some cases, but it gives an impression of their personality.
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* A good introduction episode does this with the main cast. While they get more 'real' moments later, ''SpaceCases'' ''Series/SpaceCases'' actually gets credit for the shortest version ever. Each main cast member gives a single line, in some cases, but it gives an impression of their personality.
27th Dec '15 2:28:58 PM nombretomado
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* The first 10 minutes of the pilot of ''{{Skins}}'' show Tony working out, coolly covering for his little sister, and calling Sid to promise to get him laid. Sets him up as the bastard he is, and also shows his soft spot for Effy.
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* The first 10 minutes of the pilot of ''{{Skins}}'' ''Series/{{Skins}}'' show Tony working out, coolly covering for his little sister, and calling Sid to promise to get him laid. Sets him up as the bastard he is, and also shows his soft spot for Effy.
3rd Dec '15 9:55:27 AM bt8257
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'''John''': [[JumpedAtTheCall Oh, God, yes.]]
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'''John''': [[JumpedAtTheCall Oh, Oh God, yes.]]

* Mike Nelson shows off his moment in his first episode as "host" of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' when he makes Dr. Forrester wait in ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E13TheBrainThatWouldntDie The Brain That Wouldn't Die]]''. It showed that, unlike Joel, Mike wasn't going to take his imprisonment lying down.
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* Mike Nelson shows off his Nelson's moment in his first episode as "host" of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' is when he makes Dr. Forrester wait in ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E13TheBrainThatWouldntDie The Brain That Wouldn't Die]]''. It showed that, Die]]'' to show that he would be much more belligerent towards the Mads and wouldn't take being imprisoned lying down, unlike Joel, Mike wasn't going to take his imprisonment lying down.who never showed any ill-will towards them.
23rd Oct '15 4:45:49 PM CasWarner
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* The very first scene of ''Series/KungFu'' shows, for what feels like a ''long'' time, our hero Kwai Chang Caine reacting to the taunts and assaults of a local brute by only doing the bare minimum of what is necessary to physically defend himself, while in the process making it tremendously clear that if he really wanted to do more, the guy wouldn't stand a chance against him.
21st Oct '15 5:55:45 PM nombretomado
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* The first thing we see UsefulNotes/DavyCrockett do in his {{Disney}} mini-series? Kill a {{bear|sAreBadNews}} with a knife. {{Badass}} status set.
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* The first thing we see UsefulNotes/DavyCrockett do in his {{Disney}} Creator/{{Disney}} mini-series? Kill a {{bear|sAreBadNews}} with a knife. {{Badass}} status set.
30th Sep '15 4:02:24 PM Geoduck
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* In ''Series/{{Mash}}'', during Charles Emerson Winchester's first episode, he spends a lot of time showing his spoiled upper class roots. But at the end of that episode, he actually turns one of Hawkeye's jokes back on him. Hawkeye isn't pleased, but all Winchester does is say "[[MeaningfulEcho Please. Mozart.]]" This made it clear he was going to be a much more complex character than Burns.
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* In ''Series/{{Mash}}'', during Charles Emerson Winchester's first episode, he spends a lot of time showing his spoiled upper class roots. But at the end of that episode, it's made it clear he actually turns one of Hawkeye's jokes was going to be a much more complex and capable character than Burns: He calmly listens to his phonograph as Hawkeye loudly discovers his snake-in-the-bed prank has been turned back on him. Hawkeye isn't pleased, but all Winchester does is say "[[MeaningfulEcho him. -->'''Hawkeye:''' Clever. Very clever.\\ '''Winchester:''' [[MeaningfulEcho Please. Mozart.]]" This made it clear he was going to be a much more complex character than Burns.]]
24th Sep '15 10:36:10 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* ''Series/{{Limitless}} begins with protagonist Brian evading the FBI using the NZT powers, dodging traffic perfectly, and evading being shot at by jumping into the path of a moving subway train. Then it freezes, and the narration begins. -->'''Brian''': The first thing you need to know is that I didn't do anything wrong.
12th Sep '15 10:52:34 PM SpocktorWho
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** Spike's very first scene is smashing into a "Welcome to Sunnydale" sign in his car and strutting out wearing a leather coat and Sid Vicious mannerisms. Establishes his character well...but at the end of the episode [[MakeWayForTheNewVillains he kills the previous season's Chosen One villain and his prophecy devoted mooks saying that from now on there would be less ritual and more fun which sets him up as the new]] BigBad and his role of subverting the traditional ancient villain behavior.
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** Spike's very first scene is smashing into a "Welcome to Sunnydale" sign in his car and strutting out wearing a leather coat and Sid Vicious mannerisms. He proceeds to march up to the current villains all vamped out, OffhandBackhand one of them and [[BadassBoast boast about how he can solve their problems for them]]... and then at the sight of his [[IllGirl ill girlfriend]], immediately take off the vamp face and insist that she should be resting. [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes He then gives her his jacket without hesitation when she complains of cold.]] Establishes his character well...well... but then at the end of the episode [[MakeWayForTheNewVillains he kills the previous season's Chosen One villain and his prophecy devoted mooks saying that from now on there would be less ritual and more fun which sets him up as the new]] BigBad and his role of subverting the traditional ancient villain behavior.
7th Sep '15 4:09:15 PM Nylsa
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* The first scene of the first episode of ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' features Detective Jake Peralta goofing around in an electronics store that's been burgled while his more strait-laced partner Amy Santiago questions the owner. Initially, his smart-assed, flippant and immature behaviour makes him look like he's just going to a dumb goofball detective -- until he reveals he got there several minutes before Santiago, dug around the place on a hunch and located a camera that secretly recorded the burglars as they were robbing the place. The scene thus clearly establishes him as immature and goofy, but smart and competent at his job.]
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* The first scene of the first episode of ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' features Detective Jake Peralta goofing around in an electronics store that's been burgled while his more strait-laced partner Amy Santiago questions the owner. Initially, his smart-assed, flippant and immature behaviour makes him look like he's just going to a dumb goofball detective -- until he reveals he got there several minutes before Santiago, dug around the place on a hunch and located a camera that secretly recorded the burglars as they were robbing the place. The scene thus clearly establishes him as immature and goofy, but smart and competent at his job.]
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