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12th Feb '18 2:57:46 AM JackG
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* ''Film/TheBlackHole'' has a nicely underplayed version. The protagonists enter a giant bridge manned by silent black-robed figures. The Maximillian, a large red menacing KillerRobot floats down from an upper deck and deploys whirling cutting blades. Just when things are getting tense, a nearby chair swivels round from its console to introduce Dr. Hans Reinhardt.

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* ''Film/TheBlackHole'' has a nicely underplayed version. The protagonists enter a giant huge bridge manned by silent black-robed figures. The Maximillian, a large red menacing KillerRobot KillerRobot, floats down from an upper deck and deploys whirling cutting blades. Just when things are getting tense, a nearby chair swivels round from its console to introduce Dr. Hans Reinhardt.
12th Feb '18 2:55:39 AM JackG
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* ''Film/TheBlackHole'' has a nicely underplayed version. The protagonists enter a giant bridge manned by silent black-robed figures. The Maximillian, a large red menacing KillerRobot floats down from an upper deck and deploys whirling cutting blades. Just when things are getting tense, a nearby chair swivels round from its console to introduce Dr. Hans Reinhardt.
8th Dec '17 12:00:37 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}''. Having kidnapped [[HotScoop Roxanne Ritchi]], Megamind has [[NonHumanSidekick Minion]] position her in the death trap while he leaps into his [[SwivelChairAntics villainous swivel chair]] and primps for this week's round of evil gloating -- smoothing his eyebrows, coaxing a brainbot into his lap so he can [[RightHandCat stroke it when he turns around]], and adopting the SlouchOfVillainy. Of course, they apparently do this every week, so it's hardly a shocking reveal to Roxanne.

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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}''. Having kidnapped [[HotScoop Roxanne Ritchi]], Ritchi, Megamind has [[NonHumanSidekick Minion]] position her in the death trap while he leaps into his [[SwivelChairAntics villainous swivel chair]] and primps for this week's round of evil gloating -- smoothing his eyebrows, coaxing a brainbot into his lap so he can [[RightHandCat stroke it when he turns around]], and adopting the SlouchOfVillainy. Of course, they apparently do this every week, so it's hardly a shocking reveal to Roxanne.
29th Nov '17 9:02:21 AM Jubileus57
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* Parodied in ''Series/LeCoeurASesRaisons'' when Criquette reveals that she is the new director to St. Andrews TV station. She spins very clumsily after announcing both the news AND the fact that she was about to turn around dramatically to Ridge.



* Parodied in ''Series/LeCoeurASesRaisons'' when Criquette reveals that she is the new director to St. Andrews TV station. She spins very clumsily after announcing both the news AND the fact that she was about to turn around dramatically to Ridge.
15th Nov '17 3:22:28 AM StarTropes
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Someone is sitting in a spinning chair, facing away from a character who's trying to talk to them. The chair swivels around, revealing [[MistakenFromBehind a different person than who they expected]], or even [[PeekABooCorpse a dead body]]. Or, two people are talking in front of a presumably empty chair. Cue a dramatic swivel to reveal that the chair wasn't so empty after all. Can happen when TrespassingToTalk.

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Someone is sitting in a spinning chair, facing away from a character who's trying to talk to them. [[SwivelChairAntics The chair swivels around, around]], revealing [[MistakenFromBehind a different person than who they expected]], or even [[PeekABooCorpse a dead body]]. Or, two people are talking in front of a presumably empty chair. Cue a dramatic swivel to reveal that the chair wasn't so empty after all. Can happen when TrespassingToTalk.



** In fact this movie has two invocations of this trope: earlier on, Sybok communicated by viewscreen with the "captain of the ''Enterprise''." The captain's chair on screen swivels to reveal ... Chekov. It's a ruse to hide the fact that the real captain, Kirk, is down on the planet executing a sneak attack, but it comes across as a joke at Chekov's expsense (the movie seems to be saying "Ha ha, it's Chekov in the captain's chair, as if.")

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** In fact this movie has two invocations of this trope: earlier on, Sybok communicated by viewscreen with the "captain of the ''Enterprise''." The captain's chair on screen swivels to reveal ... Chekov. It's a ruse to hide the fact that the real captain, Kirk, is down on the planet executing a sneak attack, but it comes across as a joke at Chekov's expsense expense (the movie seems to be saying "Ha ha, it's Chekov in the captain's chair, as if.")
29th Oct '17 4:42:25 PM Jubileus57
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* Parodied in ''Series/LeCoeurASesRaisons'' when Criquette reveals that she is the new director to St. Andrews TV station. She spins very clumsily after announcing both the news AND the fact that she was about to turn around dramatically to Ridge.
24th Aug '17 4:08:50 AM StFan
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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}''. Having kidnapped [[HotScoop Roxanne Ritchi]], Megamind has [[NonHumanSidekick Minion]] position her in the death trap while he leaps into his [[SwivelChairAntics villainous swivel chair]] and primps for this week's round of evil gloating - smoothing his eyebrows, coaxing a brainbot into his lap so he can [[RightHandCat stroke it when he turns around]], and adopting the SlouchOfVillainy. Of course, they apparently do this every week, so it's hardly a shocking reveal to Roxanne.

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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}''. Having kidnapped [[HotScoop Roxanne Ritchi]], Megamind has [[NonHumanSidekick Minion]] position her in the death trap while he leaps into his [[SwivelChairAntics villainous swivel chair]] and primps for this week's round of evil gloating - -- smoothing his eyebrows, coaxing a brainbot into his lap so he can [[RightHandCat stroke it when he turns around]], and adopting the SlouchOfVillainy. Of course, they apparently do this every week, so it's hardly a shocking reveal to Roxanne.



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* Subverted with the second season of ''Series/{{Space 1999}}'': the opening titles feature Martin Landau swiveling in his chair, jumping to his feet, and firing his weapon at an off-screen threat. One of the most dramatic scenes in the whole series!

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* Subverted with the second season of ''Series/{{Space 1999}}'': ''Series/Space1999'': the opening titles feature Martin Landau swiveling in his chair, jumping to his feet, and firing his weapon at an off-screen threat. One of the most dramatic scenes in the whole series!




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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Mr. Big is introduced by having the massive polar bear Korlov enters the room, sits at the desk and then open his large paws to reveal... the back of tiny chair. And then he turns it around, and we get our first view of the miniature mob boss.
1st Aug '17 6:27:50 AM jormis29
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* ''My Favorite Brunette'', a Bob Hope film, has one of these. Since Bing Crosby turns up somewhere in just about every Bob Hope film, the audience is carefully set up to expect him to be the Cool Tough Guy Detective across the hall. The chair swivels, and... it's '''not.''' [[spoiler: It is, in fact, the Cool Tough Guy actor whose name Hope has just mentioned -- Alan Ladd.]]

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* ''My Favorite Brunette'', a Bob Hope film, has one of these. Since Bing Crosby turns up somewhere in just about every Bob Hope film, the audience is carefully set up to expect him to be the Cool Tough Guy Detective across the hall. The chair swivels, and... it's '''not.''' [[spoiler: It is, in fact, the Cool Tough Guy actor whose name Hope has just mentioned -- Alan Ladd.Creator/AlanLadd.]]
17th Jul '17 9:49:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'': In one of the cinematics halfway through the Soviet campaign, Yuri is revealed to be sitting in Premier Romanov's desk chair when he turns around to face the player, having already usurped his boss.

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'': In one of the cinematics halfway through the Soviet campaign, Yuri is revealed to be sitting in Premier Romanov's desk chair when he turns around to face the player, having already [[TheStarscream usurped his boss.boss]].
17th Jul '17 9:49:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2'': In one of the cinematics halfway through the Soviet campaign, Yuri is revealed to be sitting in Premier Romanov's desk chair when he turns around to face the player, having already usurped his boss.
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