History FantasticRacism / LiveActionTV

21st Mar '18 9:00:26 PM MagnusForce
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* When the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' deals with the issue of racism, it usually veers into fanastic. They often form some of the most acclaimed episodes of a given series.
** Episode 42 of ''Series/UltraSeven'' was "Envoy of the Nonmalts", in which Ultra Garrison encounters an undersea race called the Nonmalts, who claim to be the true inhabitants of Earth, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything having been driven to the sea by invading humans]] and seeking to defend their homes again when Ultra Garrison begin building underwater bases. However, Ultra Garrison casually assumes they're alien invaders lying to justify their attacks on ships and submarines, and at the end of the episode, [[spoiler:Commander Kiriyama has nuclear missiles fired at the Nonmalt city, destroying them all.]] It's worth noting that episode writer Tetsuo Kinjo based the story on his experiences as a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryukyuan_people a native of Okinawa]] during World War 2, as Okinawans have historically faced cultural suppression by ethnic Japanese forcing their culture upon them.
** ''Series/ReturnOfUltraman'' gives us episode 33 "The Boy and the Monster Master". Inspired by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1923_Great_Kanto_earthquake#Postquake_violence Japanese anti-Korean violence in 1923,]] the episode features a friendly alien named Mates who comes to Earth in hopes of eventually building friendly relations between his planet and humans, though he is forced to take human form due to the harmful affects of Earth's atmosphere on him. Unfortunately, the townspeople find out he's an alien, and they form an angry mob, killing him. Even MAT is disgusted by the act, and when Mates' death awakens his pet {{kaiju}} Muruchi, Goh hesitates transforming into Ultraman Jack to let Muruchi destroy the village.

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* When the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' deals with the issue of racism, it usually veers into fanastic. They DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything. Such eaxmples often form some of the most acclaimed episodes of a given series.
** Episode 42 of ''Series/UltraSeven'' was "Envoy of the Nonmalts", in which Ultra Garrison encounters an undersea race called the Nonmalts, who claim to be the true inhabitants of Earth, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything having been driven to the sea by invading humans]] humans and seeking to defend their homes again when Ultra Garrison begin building underwater bases. However, Ultra Garrison casually assumes they're alien invaders lying to justify their attacks on ships and submarines, and at the end of the episode, [[spoiler:Commander Kiriyama has nuclear missiles fired at the Nonmalt city, destroying them all.]] It's worth noting that episode writer Tetsuo Kinjo based the story on his experiences as a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryukyuan_people a native of Okinawa]] during World War 2, as Okinawans have historically faced cultural suppression by ethnic Japanese forcing their culture upon them.
** ''Series/ReturnOfUltraman'' gives us episode 33 "The Boy and the Monster Master". Inspired by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1923_Great_Kanto_earthquake#Postquake_violence Japanese anti-Korean violence in 1923,]] the episode features a friendly alien named Mates who comes to Earth in hopes of eventually building friendly relations between his planet and humans, though he is forced to take human form due to the harmful affects of Earth's atmosphere on him. Unfortunately, the townspeople find out he's an alien, and they form an angry mob, killing him. Even MAT is disgusted by the act, and when Mates' death awakens his pet {{kaiju}} Muruchi, Muruchi to rampage, Goh hesitates transforming into Ultraman Jack to let Muruchi destroy the village.village.
** In ''Series/UltramanMax'' and ''Series/UltramanMebius'', it's revealed that due to the countless {{Alien Invasion}}s and examples of AliensAreBastards that humans encounter, widespread racism towards extraterrestrials is perfectly ''normal'' on Earth. ''Max'' tackled the issue with an alien named Keef who is horrified to discover this and does everything he can to dispel the stereotype -- only for an evil alien to attack Earth without reason. In ''Mebius'', it was mentioned in passing in an early episode involving a friendly alien, but they also tackled it in a SequelEpisode to the above-mentioned ''Series/ReturnOfUltraman'' example, in which Mates' son Beo comes to Earth to continue his father's plans, only to encounter more prejudice an switch to avenging his father's death with a new and improved Muruchi.
9th Mar '18 6:54:07 AM gb00393
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** Viserys Targaryen seems to have a disdainful dislike of the North, decrying them as ignorant and referring to Nedís sister Lyanna Stark as a whore.
7th Mar '18 9:08:55 PM MagnusForce
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* When the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' deals with the issue of racism, it usually veers into fanastic. They often form some of the most acclaimed episodes of a given series.
** Episode 42 of ''Series/UltraSeven'' was "Envoy of the Nonmalts", in which Ultra Garrison encounters an undersea race called the Nonmalts, who claim to be the true inhabitants of Earth, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything having been driven to the sea by invading humans]] and seeking to defend their homes again when Ultra Garrison begin building underwater bases. However, Ultra Garrison casually assumes they're alien invaders lying to justify their attacks on ships and submarines, and at the end of the episode, [[spoiler:Commander Kiriyama has nuclear missiles fired at the Nonmalt city, destroying them all.]] It's worth noting that episode writer Tetsuo Kinjo based the story on his experiences as a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryukyuan_people a native of Okinawa]] during World War 2, as Okinawans have historically faced cultural suppression by ethnic Japanese forcing their culture upon them.
** ''Series/ReturnOfUltraman'' gives us episode 33 "The Boy and the Monster Master". Inspired by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1923_Great_Kanto_earthquake#Postquake_violence Japanese anti-Korean violence in 1923,]] the episode features a friendly alien named Mates who comes to Earth in hopes of eventually building friendly relations between his planet and humans, though he is forced to take human form due to the harmful affects of Earth's atmosphere on him. Unfortunately, the townspeople find out he's an alien, and they form an angry mob, killing him. Even MAT is disgusted by the act, and when Mates' death awakens his pet {{kaiju}} Muruchi, Goh hesitates transforming into Ultraman Jack to let Muruchi destroy the village.
4th Mar '18 3:38:35 AM TroperDoper
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** PlayedForLaughs in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E5Oxygen Oxygen]]" when Bill encounters a blue-skinned alien. He accuses her of racism when she's shocked by his appearance (due to her being from the 21st century) and can't understand why she - as a black woman - would be a victim of racism.
3rd Mar '18 11:09:27 PM CountDorku
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** [=McCoy=] had a few rather nasty things to say about Vulcans, although it's clearly [[VitriolicBestBuds just a way of getting under Spock's skin]]. Spock tended to give as good as he got, though.


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** Data also had to put up with this in Dr Pulaski's earlier episodes, in a fairly blatant attempt to recreate the Spock/[=McCoy=] dynamic with Data. This was something of a sore point with the fans, and majorly contributed to Pulaski's status as TheScrappy: unlike Spock, who could feel emotions and just worked to keep them under control as a matter of personal philosophy, Data literally ''couldn't'' feel emotions and ''wanted to''; additionally, Data was way too polite to fire back at Pulaski in the way Spock always did with Bones, meaning that instead of SnarkToSnarkCombat it came across as Pulaski bullying a disabled person who refused to respond in kind. The writers did attempt to show Pulaski learning to respect Data as a person, but by that point the damage was done and she was [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome unceremoniously booted]] at the end of the season.
22nd Feb '18 7:53:27 AM tropeminer
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** Redemption, meanwhile, had Data placed in command of a ship whose first officer questions his ability to succeed in such a role thusly:

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** Redemption, "Redemption", meanwhile, had Data placed in command of a ship whose first officer questions his ability to succeed in such a role thusly:



** The Changeling Founders of "Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine" mistrust and look down on all "solids", which is essentially anyone who is not a Founder. They justify their racism by claiming that they endured persecution and violence from "solids" in the distant past.

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** The Changeling Founders of "Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine" ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' mistrust and look down on all "solids", which is essentially anyone who is not a Founder. They justify their racism by claiming that they endured persecution and violence from "solids" in the distant past.



** ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' reveals that Vulcans tend to be racist towards humans, or at least tolerant of causal racism, with open statements by those in authority that humans like Michael Burnham and half-humans like Spock are considered inferior despite admitting that said individuals are just as smart, if not smarter, than full Vulcans. Even Sarek, [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch who is much more sympathetic toward humans]] shows signs of this as his goal with Burnham was to mold her into essentially a perfect Vulcan, proving that humans could be equal to Vulcans instead of accepting humans as equals on their own terms. Sarek himself is looked at by other Vulcans as something of a CategoryTraitor for even trying.

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** ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' reveals that Vulcans ironically tend to be racist towards humans, or at least tolerant of causal racism, with open statements by those in authority that humans like Michael Burnham and half-humans like Spock are considered inferior despite admitting that said individuals are just as smart, if not smarter, than full Vulcans. Even Sarek, [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch who is much more sympathetic toward humans]] shows signs of this as his goal with Burnham was to mold her into essentially a perfect Vulcan, proving that humans could be equal to Vulcans instead of accepting humans as equals on their own terms. Sarek himself is looked at by other Vulcans as something of a CategoryTraitor for even trying.
19th Feb '18 4:56:36 PM SeizureFerret
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* A common theme in ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'' as the show was keen to present social commentary in most episodes. Racism between bipeds and quadrupeds is shown as a counterpart of xenophobia (quadrupeds are presented as immigrants), another case was discrimination against herbivores from the carnivore-dominant society and in one episode a family is rudely rejected from a casting for been amphibious.

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* A common theme in ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'' as the show was keen to present social commentary in most episodes. Racism between bipeds and quadrupeds is shown as a counterpart of xenophobia (quadrupeds are presented as immigrants), another case was discrimination against herbivores from the carnivore-dominant society and in one episode a family is rudely rejected from a casting for been being amphibious.
6th Jan '18 8:21:56 PM Divra
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** Then there's the Knights of Genetic Purity, a human supremacist group dedicated to hunting down everyone who isn't baseline human (fewer than 8% of the humans in the known universe fit their standards, and that's not counting HumanSubspecies like the Nietzscheans.)
6th Jan '18 3:52:13 PM Divra
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* ''{{Series/Andromeda}}'':
** Harper ''hates'' Nietzscheans with a vengeance, after spending his formative years on Nietzschean-conquered Earth. The Nietzscheans aren't particularly likeable by anyone's standards except their own, but Harper really takes it to an extreme.
** Conversely, Nietzscheans have nothing but disdain for anyone they deem "genetically inferior", especially baseline humans without genetic engineering (the term "kludge" gets thrown around a lot). The resident Nietzschean ironically gains a grudging respect for Harper for his ability to come out of extremely sticky situations unscathed, in spite of being a "kludge".
** Rev Bem gets a lot of hate for being a Magog, though seeing that his people are an AlwaysChaoticEvil HordeOfAlienLocusts whose [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong reproductive methods]] make the [[{{Franchise/Alien}} Xenomorphs]] look gentle, and Rev is one of fewer than a dozen [[DefectorFromDecadence Defectors From Decadence]], it... makes sense.
19th Dec '17 10:31:37 AM ShorinBJ
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*** Sookie lampshaded this in a recent episode where she says it's hard to keep track of which supes hate which.

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*** Sookie lampshaded this in a recent episode where she says this, saying it's hard to keep track of which supes hate which.



* On ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' there are definite problems between wizards, werewolves and vampires. Giants seem to be more accepted but there are still tasteless jokes.
** Don't forget the Monster Hunters, who were prepared to hunt down Juliet and her entire family simply for being vampires, despite the fact that they hadn't hurt anyone!
*** Except for the thousands of people they killed.
*** Well, Juliet is nice, but her parents are understandable...

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* On ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' there are definite problems between wizards, werewolves and vampires. Giants seem to be more accepted accepted, but there are still tasteless jokes.
** Don't forget the Monster Hunters, who were prepared to hunt down Juliet and her entire family simply for being vampires, despite the fact that they hadn't hurt anyone!
*** Except for the thousands of people they killed.
*** Well, Juliet is nice, but her parents are understandable...
jokes.
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