History Foreshadowing / LiveActionTV

12th Jan '18 7:42:17 PM donwarr1995
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* ''Series/TheGreatBritishBakeOff'': In the biscuit episode in series 3, James notes after the first round that everyone relies on luck to some degree, him more than most. In the episode's showstopper challenge, he miraculously turns a gingerbread barn that has fallen apart into a gingerbread ''derelict'' barn. It isn't clear if Paul has even noticed it was a patch-up job (he said that it was perfect if intended, and great even if it wasn't), and it wins James Star Baker.
1st Dec '17 8:00:42 AM jeez
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* In ''Series/BabylonBerlin'', has one for those who are [[GeniusBonus particularly 20th-century-politics-savvy]]: The first hint that Greta's Communist friends are [[spoiler:not who they say they are is when one of them refers to Dr Benda, Chief of the Political Police as "the jew". While there was certainly no love lost between Jews and Communists, it didn't hold a candle to the virulent antisemitism of the Nazi movement, which is later revealed to be their actual allegiance.]]

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* In ''Series/BabylonBerlin'', has one for those who are [[GeniusBonus particularly 20th-century-politics-savvy]]: The first hint that Greta's Communist friends are [[spoiler:not who they say they are is when one of them refers to Dr Benda, Chief of the Political Police Police, as "the jew". While there was certainly no love lost between Jews and Communists, it didn't hold a candle to the virulent antisemitism of the Nazi movement, which is later revealed to be their actual allegiance.]]
1st Dec '17 8:00:11 AM jeez
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* In ''Series/BabylonBerlin'', has one for those who are [[GeniusBonus particularly 20th-century-politics-savvy]]: The first hint that Greta's Communist friends are [[spoiler:not who they say they are is when one of them refers to Dr Benda, Chief of the Political Police as "the jew". While there was certainly no love lost between Jews and Communists, it didn't hold a candle to the virulent antisemitism of the Nazi movement, which is later revealed to be their actual allegiance.]]
16th Nov '17 3:57:45 AM TroperDoper
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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}''[='=]s Season 3 finale gives Prue Halliwell the line, "This has to end now or our lives are over!" At the end of the episode, she dies. Permanently.
** From the season 2 episode "Morality Bites" when future Phoebe receives a premonition of how she killed a man, she is seen floating up into the air. In season 3 she gains the power of levitation.

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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}''[='=]s Season 3 finale gives Prue Halliwell the line, "This has to end now or our lives are over!" At the end of the episode, she dies. Permanently.
Permanently. Six episodes prior, the Angel of Death informs her "Don't worry it's not your time, well not just yet anyway".
** From the season 2 episode "Morality Bites" when future Phoebe receives a premonition of how she killed a man, she is seen floating up into the air. In season 3 she gains the power of levitation.
** In "Heartbreak City", Phoebe reunites two ex-lovers with the power of her words. Almost three years later, Phoebe becomes a successful love advice columnist.
26th Aug '17 2:43:03 AM Arivne
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' pilot episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage The Cage]]". While talking with Doctor Boyce, Captain Pike talks about the battle on Rigel Seven and two activities he might partake in after retiring: going on a picnic on Earth or becoming an Orion trader. Each of these is used as the basis for one of the telepathic illusions the Talosians use on him later.
7th Jun '17 4:08:44 PM ebrown2112
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** In ''Buyout,'' Jesse refers to Todd as "Ricky Hitler." [[We learn later Todd's uncle Jack leads a group of neo-Nazis.]]

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** In ''Buyout,'' Jesse refers to Todd as "Ricky Hitler." [[We [[spoiler:We learn later Todd's uncle Jack leads a group of neo-Nazis.]]
1st Jun '17 7:56:14 PM AthenaBlue
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29th May '17 9:58:27 PM The12thDoctor
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* The new ''Series/DoctorWho'' series always foreshadows its season finale as early as the second episode of the season. It uses, however, very (very, oh so very) cryptic foreshadows like "Bad Wolf" or "Doctor-Donna". Whenever psychics are in, expect to hear a lot of complete nonsense that will finally be put together in the final episode.
** In the Series 3 episode "Utopia", the whole episode is pretty much foreshadowing of [[spoiler: the return of the Master]]
*** Which started a lot sooner than that: when [[spoiler: the Face of Boe tells the Doctor YouAreNotAlone, many fans' thoughts instantly jumped to the Master.]]
*** Even better, the ''[[AllThereInTheManual 2006]]'' [[AllThereInTheManual annual]] has this:
-->[[spoiler:And far away, across the universe, on the planet Crafe Tec Hydra, one side of a mountain carries carvings and hieroglyphs, crude representations of an invisible War. The artwork shows two races clashing, one flesh, one metal; a fearsome explosion; and a solitary survivor walking from the wreckage. Solitary? Perhaps not. Under this figure, a phrase has been scratched in stone, which translates as: ''YouAreNotAlone...'']]
** The Series 3 story "Daleks In Manhattan"[=/=]"Evolution of the Daleks" has a musical routine featuring the specially-written song "My Angel Put the Devil In Me". The lyrics very clearly describe the relationship between Lucy and the Master in the season's finale "Utopia"[=/=]"The Sound of Drums"[=/=]"Last of the Time Lords".
** A very subtle bit of foreshadowing happens in the Christmas episode of Season 4. When the tourists of the Titanic teleport down to Earth for a brief visit, the temporary companion for the episode, Astrid, exclaims that there are ''no stars in the sky!'' [[spoiler: The season long story arc of Season 4 centres around the stars disappearing in the sky. Russell T. Davies, I never knew you had it in you.]]
** The taxi which tries to pick up Stacey Campbell in "Partners in Crime" has an ATMOS sticker, a blink-and-you'll-miss-it piece of foreshadowing to "The Sontaran Stratagem".
** "Silence in the Library" foreshadows "The Time of Angels" (and presumably a few more) through a throwaway line from River.
** Series 5's "The Vampires of Venice" ends with [[spoiler: the villain of the week telling the Doctor to dream of her and her race, a subtle foreshadow of what the next episode is about.]]
** And in the next episode, watch what Rory replies after the Doctor says "I've crushed your flowers". [[spoiler: He replies "Oh, Amy will kill you". Later on Amy and the Doctor commit suicide to get out of the dream, with Amy driving the car into the house at high speed.]]
** In "The Hungry Earth", Rory goes to put Amy's engagement ring back in the TARDIS for safekeeping, saying "Go on, I'll catch you both up". [[spoiler: At the end of the double episode, Rory is killed. By "The Pandorica Opens", however, he's been resurrected as a Nestene duplicate, thus "catching up" to the Doctor and Amy later in their time-stream, also, in "The Big Bang" he then waits for nearly two thousand years beside Amy's stasis-locked corpse for the Doctor and Amy's younger self to show up and re-animate her. He caught up with them twice!]]
** Although the Classic series wasn't done in the same cinematic style as the new ''Series/DoctorWho'', there is subtle foreshadowing to be found (some of it may be unintentional though).
*** The Third Doctor's regeneration may have been foreshadowed by Sarah Jane in ''The Monster of Peladon''. In one scene she says, "The Doctor always says that while there's life, there's..." She trails off, letting the sentence hang in midair, the word 'hope' left unspoken. In the very next episode ''Planet of the Spiders'', the Doctor's final words to her are, "While there's life, there's..." He loses conciousness just then and never finishes the sentence. He regenerates a moment later, making those his last words before his 'death'.
** In the series 7 episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan "The Angels Take Manhattan"]], Rory [[spoiler:leaves himself vulnerable to attack by a Weeping Angel when he's momentarily distracted by a tombstone with his name on it]]. This foreshadows the finale, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor "The Name of the Doctor"]], in which the Doctor says that [[spoiler:the one place a time traveller must ''never'' visit is his own grave, which the Doctor is forced to do that episode]].
** Clara also violated that one rule, before she was even a permanent companion: [[spoiler:the first time we see present-day Clara, she is standing by a tombstone for her Victorian version]].
** The Eleventh Doctor's regeneration episode reveals that ''his entire tenure as the Doctor'' had been rife with foreshadowing, literally from day one: [[spoiler:the crack in Amy's wall turned out to be caused by The Time Lords trying to get back to our universe. Or, more accurately, caused by the Silence blowing up the Tardis to try and stop the Doctor from bringing the Time Lords back to our universe, inadvertently giving them the very passage they needed.]]
** In the Series 8 episode "Kill the Moon", the Doctor remarks that even everyday activities such as crossing the road can be dangerous. [[spoiler:A few episodes later, Danny neglects to LookBothWays and gets run over by a car.]]
29th May '17 9:34:08 PM The12thDoctor
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26th May '17 8:06:04 PM ebrown2112
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** In ''Buyout,'' Jesse refers to Todd as "Ricky Hitler." [[We learn later Todd's uncle Jack leads a group of neo-Nazis.]]
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