History HarsherInHindsight / LiveActionTV

20th Aug '16 10:06:30 PM Premonition45
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek TOS]]'' episode "Assignment: Earth", Spock mentions that one of the events that occurred during the Enterprise's visit to Earth in 1968 was an assassination. The episode was first aired on March 29, 1968. Six days later, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered. Robert F. Kennedy was killed that year as well.

to:

* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
**
In the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek TOS]]'' ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Assignment: Earth", Spock mentions that one of the events that occurred during the Enterprise's visit to Earth in 1968 was an assassination. The episode was first aired on March 29, 1968. Six days later, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered. Robert F. Kennedy was killed that year as well.well.
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
** The episodes involving Romulus have gained a little bit of a bittersweet overtone since their airing. "The Defector" had a disgraced and banished Romulan Admiral who'd defected to stop an all-out Romulan/Federation war [[spoiler:(actually part of a ploy by Romulus to ''start'' said war, albeit the Admiral didn't know that)]], leaving behind a suicide note to be delivered to his child; the ending played up the hopes that, one day, relations would eventually be good enough between the two sides that the Federation could deliver it personally. The two-parter "Unification" ends on a hopeful note that the young of Romulus will eventually replace their warmongering elders and embrace their relationship with Vulcan on far more friendly terms. [[spoiler:Neither will happen; the Romulus of this universe was canonically vaporized by a supernova in ''Film/StarTrek'', giving Nero the impetus to go back in time and screw around with the alternate universe of the Abrams films.]]
*** The second season episode "Pen Pals" has Wesley Crusher confiding to Commander Riker that he's scared of making a mistake where someone dies. [[spoiler:Wesley ends up making a stupid mistake that kills a Starfleet classmate in the fifth season episode "The First Duty".]]
*** "The Wounded", the first episode to feature the Cardassians, has Picard hunting down [[MilitaryMaverick Capt. Benjamin Maxwell]], who has been conducting coordinated attacks against the Cardassians, suspecting that they've been rearming themselves, and asks Picard for his assistance. [[TheExtremistWasRight Although he is correct]], [[RealityEnsues he still gets arrested by Picard, who decides keeping the peace is more worthwhile]], but he tells the Cardassian leaders "We'll be watching..." But, in light of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', which showed the Cardassians helping spark the Dominion War, you can't help but wonder whether Picard should have taken Maxwell's advice after all. Maxwell's line "I have prevented war, or at the very least delayed it a good long time." stings more than ever.
** ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': In the 2-part episode "Past Tense", Sisko and Bashir find themselves in the year 2024, to which Bashir remarks "21st century history isn't one of my strong points. Too depressing." Given the political and socioeconomic strife that has gone on, including the War on Terror and the 2008 recession, it's become more uncomfortable.



* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
** The episodes involving Romulus have gained a little bit of a bittersweet overtone since their airing. "The Defector" had a disgraced and banished Romulan Admiral who'd defected to stop an all-out Romulan/Federation war [[spoiler:(actually part of a ploy by Romulus to ''start'' said war, albeit the Admiral didn't know that)]], leaving behind a suicide note to be delivered to his child; the ending played up the hopes that, one day, relations would eventually be good enough between the two sides that the Federation could deliver it personally. The two-parter "Unification" ends on a hopeful note that the young of Romulus will eventually replace their warmongering elders and embrace their relationship with Vulcan on far more friendly terms. [[spoiler:Neither will happen; the Romulus of this universe was canonically vaporized by a supernova in ''Film/StarTrek'', giving Nero the impetus to go back in time and screw around with the alternate universe of the Abrams films.]]
** The second season episode "Pen Pals" has Wesley Crusher confiding to Commander Riker that he's scared of making a mistake where someone dies. [[spoiler:Wesley ends up making a stupid mistake that kills a Starfleet classmate in the fifth season episode "The First Duty".]]
** "The Wounded", the first episode to feature the Cardassians, has Picard hunting down [[MilitaryMaverick Capt. Benjamin Maxwell]], who has been conducting coordinated attacks against the Cardassians, suspecting that they've been rearming themselves, and asks Picard for his assistance. [[TheExtremistWasRight Although he is correct]], [[RealityEnsues he still gets arrested by Picard, who decides keeping the peace is more worthwhile]], but he tells the Cardassian leaders "We'll be watching..." But, in light of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', which showed the Cardassians helping spark the Dominion War, you can't help but wonder whether Picard should have taken Maxwell's advice after all. Maxwell's line "I have prevented war, or at the very least delayed it a good long time." stings more than ever.
10th Aug '16 12:43:13 PM WiddershinsDaughter
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' featured Ricardo Medina Jr as the villain Deker; a swordsman with a lust for battle after a curse was placed on him. This is much harder to watch after Medina has been charged with killing his roommate. This also extends to ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'', which featured Medina as Red Ranger Cole, and the Rangers on that team used swords as their main weapons.

to:

** ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' featured Ricardo Medina Jr as the villain Deker; a swordsman with a lust for battle after a curse was placed on him. This is much harder to watch after Medina has been charged with killing his roommate.roommate (the charges were dismissed on self-defense grounds, which takes some of the sting out, but still...). This also extends to ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'', which featured Medina as Red Ranger Cole, and the Rangers on that team used swords as their main weapons.
7th Aug '16 1:15:09 PM Market43Fan
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The first episode of the short-lived Creator/{{ABC}} sitcom ''Thea'' had a reference by the oldest son in which he fantasized about rescuing Music/WhitneyHouston from drowning becomes quite uncomfortably considering how Houston died.
3rd Aug '16 4:40:46 AM Market43Fan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Following a nasty contract dispute, Susan St. James was McLeaned from ''McMillan And Wife'' by having her character and infant son killed in an airplane crash. Nearly 30 years later, St. James' son was killed, and her husband (Dick Ebersol -- the same one who was hired to fix ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' after Jean Doumanian wrecked it in the early 1980s) and another son critically injured, in a plane crash.

to:

* Following a nasty contract dispute, Susan St. James was McLeaned from ''McMillan And Wife'' ''Series/McMillanAndWife'' by having her character and infant son killed in an airplane crash. Nearly 30 years later, St. James' son was killed, and her husband (Dick Ebersol -- the same one who was hired to fix ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' after Jean Doumanian wrecked it in the early 1980s) and another son critically injured, in a plane crash.
1st Aug '16 10:35:32 AM Market43Fan
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'': The Season 1 VerySpecialEpisode "It's Only a Test" has a B-plot where Brenda Walsh (played by Shannen Doherty) discovers a lump on her breast; forcing her to get a biopsy. In 2015; Doherty revealed she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.
2nd Jul '16 7:39:37 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'': In the episode "Gettysburg", a Confederate fanboy is slated to assassinate the first black President of the United States at a 2013 memorial to forever bury the legacy of hateful racism, and is only stopped by a time traveler intervening in an attempt to change his ways. In 2015, a Confederate fanboy stormed a church in Charleston, South Carolina to murder black people during the second administration of the first black President.
26th Jun '16 12:14:47 AM Silverblade2
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Near the end of ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' where [[spoiler: Mr. Collins died but got resurrected by Alex, the actor of Mr. Collins died 5 years later because of lung cancer]].



** [[AmoralAttorney Saul Goodman]]'s amusing cowardice and one-liners becomes a lot less funny knowing about the failure of Jimmy's attempts to be a legitimate attorney in ''Series/BetterCallSaul''.
18th Jun '16 12:38:59 PM dmcreif
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** [[AmoralAttorney Saul Goodman]]'s amusing cowardice and one-liners becomes a lot less funny knowing about the failure of Jimmy's attempts to be a legitimate attorney in ''Series/BetterCallSaul''.
12th Jun '16 5:06:47 AM Willoughby
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Granada ''Series/SherlockHolmes'' episode "The Dying Detective" takes on a whole new significance when you know that Jeremy Brett, who played Holmes, died the year after it was filmed.

to:

* The Granada ''Series/SherlockHolmes'' episode "The Dying Detective" takes on a whole new significance when you know that Jeremy Brett, who played Holmes, died the year after it was filmed. (Also of note: The A&E Biography of Sherlock Holmes - featuring Jeremy Brett's costar David Burke - aired the same day Jeremy Brett died.)
27th May '16 6:51:18 PM Premonition45
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[Series/TheColbertReport Stephen Colbert's]] astronaut training clips are a bit less funny since the wife of the shuttle pilot who helped him was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Tucson_shooting targeted for assassination]] -- she was shot in the head but survived; unfortunately the mentally unstable shooter killed six other people, including a federal judge and a little girl who was born on 9/11 who had just been elected class president.

to:

* [[Series/TheColbertReport Stephen Colbert's]] ''Series/TheColbertReport'': Creator/StephenColbert's astronaut training clips are a bit less funny since the wife of the shuttle pilot who helped him was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Tucson_shooting targeted for assassination]] -- she was shot in the head but survived; unfortunately the mentally unstable shooter killed six other people, including a federal judge and a little girl who was born on 9/11 who had just been elected class president.
This list shows the last 10 events of 258. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=HarsherInHindsight.LiveActionTV