History ExecutiveMeddling / Other

23rd Aug '16 1:28:42 PM Digifiend
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* Comic Book Resources got taken over by new owners [[http://www.comicsbeat.com/tilting-at-windmills-252-this-retailer-wrote-252-columns-and-what-he-found-out-might-shock-you/ who immediately axed all of the columns]] that were the site's unique selling point. Cue cries of TheyChangedItNowItSucks!
15th Aug '16 10:23:17 AM BugsFan17
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* Of course, [[TropesAreNotBad tropes are not always bad]]: while ''Series/SesameStreet'' has gotten flak in the past for the bigger changes they made to the show, such as the brief addition of the Around the Corner set in the mid-90s and the current time/format changes on HBO, most changes are made to take into account the show's audience and how they would best respond to characters, stories, and segments (while still staying true to the ''Sesame'' spirit). The whole point of ''Elmo's World'', dreaded though it may be, was to give the show's younger viewers a chance to see their favorite character alongside (relatively - it's still a kid's show) LighterAndSofter visuals and music. The negative side is, unfortunately, played straight when people like head writer/puppeteer Joey Mazzarino left after feeling discouraged with the show's new direction.
15th Aug '16 10:17:10 AM BugsFan17
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** Mike seems to be behind a bunch of questionable decisions on Channel Awesome's part. He was responsible for the ill-fated''WebVideo/PopQuizHotshot'' (sample meddling: telling Jim Jarosz to "just build a game show set" with little guidance and no concept) and misunderstandings with him led to the departure of many Channel Awesome contributors, either through firing or quitting. [[note]] Of course, this isn't true for ''all'' of the departed contributors. To this troper's knowledge neither [[Website/ChezApocalypse Lindsay Ellis]] or [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Kyle Kallgren]] had any personal issues with the site. [[/note]]

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** Mike seems to be behind a bunch of questionable decisions on Channel Awesome's part. He was responsible for the ill-fated''WebVideo/PopQuizHotshot'' ill-fated ''WebVideo/PopQuizHotshot'' (sample meddling: telling Jim Jarosz to "just build a game show set" with little guidance and no concept) and misunderstandings with him led to the departure of many Channel Awesome contributors, either through firing or quitting. [[note]] Of course, this isn't true for ''all'' of the departed contributors. To this troper's knowledge knowledge, neither [[Website/ChezApocalypse Lindsay Ellis]] or [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Kyle Kallgren]] had any personal issues with the site. [[/note]]
15th Aug '16 10:16:30 AM BugsFan17
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** Mike seems to be behind a bunch of questionable decisions on Channel Awesome's part. He was responsible for the ill-fated''WebVideo/PopQuizHotshot'' (sample meddling: telling Jim Jarosz to "just build a game show set" with little guidance and no concept) and misunderstandings with him led to the departure of many Channel Awesome contributors, either through firing or quitting. [[note]] Of course, this isn't true for ''all'' of the departed contributors. To this troper's knowledge neither [[Website/ChezApocalypse Lindsay Ellis]] or [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Kyle Kallgren]] had any personal issues with the site. [[/note]]
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.]]
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