History ExecutiveMeddling / Other

29th Jun '16 7:11:11 PM Joe32
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** Possibly from trying to avoid this from American distributors, the main characters were given primarily American ethnicity so that the series could appeal to transatlantic audiences. However, whether they had to make the change is debatable, as U.S. distributors are known for re-dubbing voice acting to American accents and speech, even if it is already in English.
25th May '16 10:48:19 AM emeriin
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* According to Doug at a con, Mike Michaud made him and Cinema Snob do a WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic video on ''Film/{{Sharknado}}'' because it would get good hits.
5th Apr '16 7:41:02 AM Willbyr
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9th Mar '16 7:46:07 PM Karxrida
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* Nobel-prize winner Leon Ledermann, writing a book about the Higgs boson, wanted to call it "the goddamn particle" because of all the trouble it was causing within particle physics. His publisher decided to change it to "the god particle".
3rd Mar '16 1:00:31 PM YasminPerry
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* Nobel-prize winner Leon Ledermann, writing a book about the Higgs boson, wanted to call it "the goddamn particle" because of all the trouble it was causing within particle physics. His publisher, knowing what sort of controversy was more likely to stir up journalists' interest, insisted on kicking off trouble between science and theologians instead; hence, the Higgs is now popularly known as "the God particle".



* A positive example of executive meddling is with the creation of ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}''. The production company exec, Lew Grade, liked the show so much that he demanded that the half-hour show have hour-long episodes. As a result, Gerry Anderson's company had to, at least initially, pad the time with additional plot twists and character development, which gave the series a sophistication that made the show a cult classic.

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* A *''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' had a positive example of executive meddling is with the creation of ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}''.example. The production company exec, Lew Grade, liked the show so much that he demanded that the half-hour show have hour-long episodes. As a result, Gerry Anderson's company had to, at least initially, pad the time with additional plot twists and character development, which gave the series a sophistication that made the show a cult classic.
19th Jan '16 2:25:44 PM PF
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* ''MagicTheGathering'''s Mythic Rares. Magic had always had Common, Uncommon, and Rare cards (though not always-always: some early sets only had Common and Uncommon cards, with Rares not really existing at all). However, Hasbro, Wizards' owner, wanted the game to have "very rare" cards [[FollowTheLeader like every other trading card game out there]]; keeping in mind that one major draw of Magic was the nonexistence of "very rare" cards like everyone else. Wizards' response? Fine. But sets will now be much smaller, so that the probability of getting any one Mythic Rare in the new sets is now the same as the probability of getting any one Rare in the older sets. This hasn't changed the general public's perceptions that [[PowerEqualsRarity Mythic Rares are much more powerful and thus should be worth more money]], but as a whole the game hasn't suffered much from this.

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* ''MagicTheGathering'''s ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'''s Mythic Rares. Magic had always had Common, Uncommon, and Rare cards (though not always-always: some early sets only had Common and Uncommon cards, with Rares not really existing at all). However, Hasbro, Wizards' owner, wanted the game to have "very rare" cards [[FollowTheLeader like every other trading card game out there]]; keeping in mind that one major draw of Magic was the nonexistence of "very rare" cards like everyone else. Wizards' response? Fine. But sets will now be much smaller, so that the probability of getting any one Mythic Rare in the new sets is now the same as the probability of getting any one Rare in the older sets. This hasn't changed the general public's perceptions that [[PowerEqualsRarity Mythic Rares are much more powerful and thus should be worth more money]], but as a whole the game hasn't suffered much from this.



* An example where a bit of ExecutiveMeddling might have been warranted: on the ''WebVideo/BadCallTV'' episode "Playing the Fools," Comedy Central makes the error of allowing the creators of WesternAnimation/SouthPark to begin their second season on April Fool's Day, without any creative intervention. The result? A ''massive'' backlash from fans, who had hoped to see a resolution to the Season One cliffhanger, only to be treated to [[ShowWithinAShow an entire episode of just Terrence and Phillip.]]

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* An example where a bit of ExecutiveMeddling executive meddling might have been warranted: on the ''WebVideo/BadCallTV'' episode "Playing the Fools," Comedy Central makes the error of allowing the creators of WesternAnimation/SouthPark ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' to begin their second season on April Fool's Day, without any creative intervention. The result? A ''massive'' backlash from fans, who had hoped to see a resolution to the Season One 1 cliffhanger, only to be treated to [[ShowWithinAShow an entire episode of just Terrence and Phillip.]]
18th Jan '16 2:34:35 PM PF
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* On [=GameSpy=], a negative 1.5/5 review for ''VideoGame/DonkeyKonga 2'' [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050514235146/http://www.maragos.org/ was partially rewritten]] to score [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050511054155/http://cube.gamespy.com/gamecube/donkey-konga-disk-2/611687p1.html 3/5]]. Then they pulled it off the website and replaced it with a new one (3.5/5). ''WebComic/PennyArcade'' [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/05/13 was not amused.]]

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* On [=GameSpy=], a negative 1.5/5 review for ''VideoGame/DonkeyKonga 2'' [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050514235146/http://www.maragos.org/ was partially rewritten]] to score [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050511054155/http://cube.gamespy.com/gamecube/donkey-konga-disk-2/611687p1.html 3/5]]. 3/5.]] Then they pulled it off the website and replaced it with a new one (3.5/5). ''WebComic/PennyArcade'' [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/05/13 was not amused.]]
18th Jan '16 2:33:35 PM PF
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* On [=GameSpy=], a negative 1.5/5 review for ''VideoGame/DonkeyKonga 2'' [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050514235146/http://www.maragos.org/ was partially rewritten]] to score [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050511054155/http://cube.gamespy.com/gamecube/donkey-konga-disk-2/611687p1.html 3/5]]. Then they pulled it off the website and replaced it with a new one (3.5/5). ''WebComic/PennyArcade'' [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/05/13 was not amused]].

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* On [=GameSpy=], a negative 1.5/5 review for ''VideoGame/DonkeyKonga 2'' [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050514235146/http://www.maragos.org/ was partially rewritten]] to score [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050511054155/http://cube.gamespy.com/gamecube/donkey-konga-disk-2/611687p1.html 3/5]]. Then they pulled it off the website and replaced it with a new one (3.5/5). ''WebComic/PennyArcade'' [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/05/13 was not amused]].amused.]]
18th Jan '16 2:31:26 PM PF
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* Used in-universe by Sprint for a movie theater commercial: An animated movie is almost finished, and the studio demands [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeOuyCtsGBQ&list=FLi3JB0b6S3cztt8S271kWuw pants on the hedgehog.]]

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* Used in-universe by Sprint for a movie theater commercial: An animated movie is almost finished, and the studio demands [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeOuyCtsGBQ&list=FLi3JB0b6S3cztt8S271kWuw pants on Happy the hedgehog.Hedgehog.]]



* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Freedom Statue of Freedom]] on the Capitol Dome was originally designed wearing a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrygian_cap Phrygian cap]], but the man overseeing the project, UsefulNotes/JeffersonDavis (future president of the Confederacy), rejected that part of the design.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Freedom Statue of Freedom]] on the Capitol Dome was originally designed wearing a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrygian_cap Phrygian cap]], but the man overseeing the project, UsefulNotes/JeffersonDavis (future UsefulNotes/JeffersonDavis, future president of the Confederacy), Confederacy, rejected that part of the design.



* ''Series/DinosaurRevolution'' would have been a purely animal-centric animated EdutainmentShow, consisting of six episodes in which highly anthropomorphic prehistoric animals goofed off, with no {{Narrator}} or any TalkingHeads. Then, to explain the science behind these comedic and often far-fetched stories, there would have been a companion show where real life paleontologists would have, well, [[CaptainObvious explained stuff]]. This was deemed too "risky", so the two series got combined, and only four episodes were made. Many segments, some of which had been storyboarded and had their CGI models ready, were abandoned. They added narration and holograms of talking scientists, while various StockFootage clips now interrupted the stories. Despite the stories clearly having been animated as very dark comedies, the final show was presented to the viewers as a legit documentary. The DiscoveryChannel realized these faults, and at a later date, a cinematic version titled ''Dinotasia'' was released, which attempted to present the concept as it was originally intended, with no narration. However, since it could only work with whichever scenes had already been done, the movie turned out to be an inconsistent mess, and without the originally planned companion series, the educational value was all but lost. Even most of the special effects looked hokey due to the rushed production.

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* ''Series/DinosaurRevolution'' would have been a purely animal-centric animated EdutainmentShow, consisting of six episodes in which highly anthropomorphic prehistoric animals goofed off, with no {{Narrator}} or any TalkingHeads. Then, to explain the science behind these comedic and often far-fetched stories, there would have been a companion show where real life paleontologists would have, well, [[CaptainObvious explained stuff]]. This was deemed too "risky", so the two series got combined, and only four episodes were made. Many segments, some of which had been storyboarded and had their CGI models ready, were abandoned. They added narration and holograms of talking scientists, while various StockFootage clips now interrupted the stories. Despite the stories clearly having been animated as very dark comedies, the final show was presented to the viewers as a legit documentary. The DiscoveryChannel Creator/DiscoveryChannel realized these faults, and at a later date, a cinematic version titled ''Dinotasia'' was released, which attempted to present the concept as it was originally intended, with no narration. However, since it could only work with whichever scenes had already been done, the movie turned out to be an inconsistent mess, and without the originally planned companion series, the educational value was all but lost. Even most of the special effects looked hokey due to the rushed production.



* ''Radio/TheHowardSternShow'': Executives were trying to change Stern's vision of his show since his first day on the air. It's generally agreed upon by critics and fans that him fighting and being able to do his show the way he wanted completely changed the way morning radio shows were presented. However, whether or not Stern going through the actual process of fighting these battles was entertaining leads to a case of BrokenBase.

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Executives were trying to change Stern's vision of his show since his first day on the air. It's generally agreed upon by critics and fans that him fighting and being able to do his show the way he wanted completely changed the way morning radio shows were presented. However, whether or not Stern going through the actual process of fighting these battles was entertaining leads to a case of BrokenBase.



* On Gamespy, a negative 1.5/5 review for ''VideoGame/DonkeyKonga 2'' [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050514235146/http://www.maragos.org/ was partially rewritten]] to score [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050511054155/http://cube.gamespy.com/gamecube/donkey-konga-disk-2/611687p1.html 3/5]]. Then they pulled it off the website and replaced it with a new one (3.5/5). ''WebComic/PennyArcade'' [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/05/13 was not amused]].

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* On Gamespy, [=GameSpy=], a negative 1.5/5 review for ''VideoGame/DonkeyKonga 2'' [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050514235146/http://www.maragos.org/ was partially rewritten]] to score [[http://web.archive.org/web/20050511054155/http://cube.gamespy.com/gamecube/donkey-konga-disk-2/611687p1.html 3/5]]. Then they pulled it off the website and replaced it with a new one (3.5/5). ''WebComic/PennyArcade'' [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/05/13 was not amused]].



* The "Twitch Debacle" with Creator/RoosterTeeth. Rooster Teeth wanted a Twitch channel for livestreaming, since that's a big thing. However, a higher up decided that, instead of making a new one, they decided that the Twitch that Creator/AchievementHunter member Creator/RayNarvaezJr used for his own personal livestreaming should be used as it already had a big number count. This pissed off Ray to the point where he was [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere almost ready to quit the team]]. Eventually, he reluctantly relented, but his performances and responses to the fans were quite sour for some time. Then he actually did leave the company, although he did leave on good terms and is still on board for ''WebAnimation/XRayAndVav''.

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* The "Twitch Debacle" with Creator/RoosterTeeth. Rooster Teeth wanted a Twitch channel for livestreaming, since that's a big thing. However, a higher up decided that, instead of making a new one, they decided that the Twitch that Creator/AchievementHunter member Creator/RayNarvaezJr used for his own personal livestreaming should be used as it already had a big number count. This pissed off Ray Narvaez to the point where he was [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere almost ready to quit the team]]. Eventually, he reluctantly relented, but his performances and responses to the fans were quite sour for some time. Then he actually did leave the company, although he did leave on good terms and is still on board for ''WebAnimation/XRayAndVav''.
17th Jan '16 8:15:43 PM Karxrida
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* Creator/{{Toonami}}: According to an Anime News Network interview with Jason [=DeMarco=], the person in charge of Toonami, as the years went on and Toonami's success became indisputable, the rest of Creator/CartoonNetwork's programming people gradually took more control. They began hands-off, seeing how Toonami would do on its own, with the people at Toonami doing broadcasting rights themselves. Then, Cartoon Network offered people to help get rights for Toonami. Later, Cartoon Network looked for show rights themselves, got a lot of deals started, and would ask [=DeMarco=] and others about which ones they should continue pursuing. Finally, they became harmful: Cartoon Network executives forced ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'' onto Toonami, then took most of the control over the block. This is the reason why the original Toonami's final years had a severe increase in MerchandiseDriven shows aimed at younger audiences than before, like ''Anime/DuelMasters'' and ''D.I.C.E.'', as well as the removal of Toonami Midnight Run, which was aimed at teenagers and adults. The new Toonami, the one that's part of Creator/AdultSwim, had executives ''overestimate'' how popular it would be. It was intended to be only 3 hours long, but their superiors insisted on it being 6 hours. Since Toonami's budget cannot allow for 6 hours' worth of new content all the time, they scraped whatever reruns they could hold onto to pad out the latter half. When Toonami was cut down to 3 and half hours in 2015, the decision was actually welcomed by the Toonami staff, as it meant they could now run the block as they intended.
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