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21st Mar '18 8:04:23 PM nombretomado
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* In the library level of ''{{Metro 2033}}'' one of your squad mates pulls a book off the shelf and exclaims something along the lines of "Ahh, something familiar; ''Literature/RoadsidePicnic''." ''Roadside Picnic'' is the novel that inspired the ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' series, which many of the ''Metro'' devs also worked on. It doubles as well in that anyone who's played ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' is likely the find ''Metro'''s atmosphere very familiar, though the gameplay of the two games is quite different.

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* In the library level of ''{{Metro ''VideoGame/{{Metro 2033}}'' one of your squad mates pulls a book off the shelf and exclaims something along the lines of "Ahh, something familiar; ''Literature/RoadsidePicnic''." ''Roadside Picnic'' is the novel that inspired the ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' series, which many of the ''Metro'' devs also worked on. It doubles as well in that anyone who's played ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' is likely the find ''Metro'''s atmosphere very familiar, though the gameplay of the two games is quite different.
18th Mar '18 8:16:42 PM scooter
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** Lady Christina, the single-story companion-substitute in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5ThePoisonSky The Poison Sky]]", is very similar to what has been publicly stated as the concept of the companion who would have replaced Ace had the original show had a twenty-seventh season.

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** Lady Christina, the single-story companion-substitute in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5ThePoisonSky The Poison Sky]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E15PlanetOfTheDead Planet of the Dead]]", is very similar to what has been publicly stated as the concept of the companion who would have replaced Ace had the original show had a twenty-seventh season.
5th Mar '18 4:38:06 PM ErichoTOME
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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'' Z was originally going to have Android 19 and Android 20 be the androids from the future. When they appear, they are instead mistaken for the androids from the future.

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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'' Z ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' was originally going to have Android 19 and Android 20 be the androids from the future. When they appear, they are instead mistaken for the androids from the future.
5th Mar '18 4:34:18 PM ErichoTOME
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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'' Z was originally going to have Android 19 and Android 20 be the androids from the future. When they appear, they are instead mistaken for the androids from the future.


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* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Squeaky Boots" had Mr. Krabs say, "Spongeboy, me Bob!". Spongeboy was an early idea for the main character's name.
18th Feb '18 11:55:25 AM nombretomado
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** In addition Chernabog is a left over from the original final boss fight. Originally he was the source of all heartless and you would fight him until Kingdom Hearts rose and "Ava Maria" played, much like Night on Bald Mountain. Until they realized that the PS2 engine could not actually do that. Chernabog was thrown in as a penultimate boss fight and the rest was scrapped. (though Birth By Sleep may have borrowed some of it for the Keyblade Graveyard final battles)

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** In addition Chernabog is a left over from the original final boss fight. Originally he was the source of all heartless and you would fight him until Kingdom Hearts rose and "Ava Maria" played, much like Night on Bald Mountain. Until they realized that the PS2 [=PS2=] engine could not actually do that. Chernabog was thrown in as a penultimate boss fight and the rest was scrapped. (though Birth By Sleep may have borrowed some of it for the Keyblade Graveyard final battles)
12th Feb '18 7:37:12 PM PaulA
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* In ''Radio/CabinPressure'', Captain Martin Crieff makes a living driving a van for his company Icarus Removals when he's not flying for MJN Air. The original name for MJN Air was meant to be [[IcarusAllusion Icarus Airlines]], but as the character of Carolyn (the airline's owner) got fleshed out more he soon realised that she would never be daft enough to give it such a name. It was given to Martin's delivery company as a development gag.
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6th Feb '18 11:03:11 PM madammina
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** In addition Chernabog is a left over from the original final boss fight. Originally he was the source of all heartless and you would fight him until Kingdom Hearts rose and "Ava Maria" played, much like Night on Bald Mountain. Until they realized that the PS2 engine could not actually do that. Chernabog was thrown in as a penultimate boss fight and the rest was scrapped. (though Birth By Sleep may have borrowed some of it for the Keyblade Graveyard final battles)
5th Feb '18 4:56:25 PM AmuckCricetine
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** "Robot" contains a scene where the recently regenerated Doctor is happy to see his new nose, regarding it as an improvement. Terrance Dicks added this in as a friendly jab at Creator/JonPertwee, who was hugely sensitive about his big nose and refused to be shot from certain angles because of it.
** In "The Seeds of Doom", a character is confused by the Fourth Doctor's appearance, saying he'd expected someone older. This is a reference to how Robert Holmes's original concept for the Fourth Doctor had been an elderly eccentric, but they'd ended up casting an actor who was younger than any of the previous Doctors had been (a controversial decision in the fandom at the time).
** Tom Baker alters a line in "The Robots of Death" to refer to [[UncannyValley robophobia]] as "Grimwade's Syndrome", referencing Peter Grimwade, a production assistant who tended to always end up working on robot stories.

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** "Robot" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot Robot]]" contains a scene where the recently regenerated Doctor is happy to see his new nose, regarding it as an improvement. Terrance Dicks Creator/TerranceDicks added this in as a friendly jab at Creator/JonPertwee, who was hugely sensitive about his big nose and refused to be shot from certain angles because of it.
** In "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E6TheSeedsOfDoom The Seeds of Doom", Doom]]", a character is confused by the Fourth Doctor's appearance, saying he'd expected someone older. This is a reference to how Robert Holmes's Creator/RobertHolmes' original concept for the Fourth Doctor had been an elderly eccentric, but they'd ended up casting an actor who was younger than any of the previous Doctors had been (a controversial decision in the fandom at the time).
** Tom Baker Creator/TomBaker alters a line in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath The Robots of Death" Death]]" to refer to [[UncannyValley robophobia]] as "Grimwade's Syndrome", referencing Peter Grimwade, a production assistant who tended to always end up working on robot stories.



** This is how AliensInCardiff came to be, starting in "The Unquiet Dead". Since BBC Wales films there, it's treated as a borderline PlaceWorseThanDeath in-universe, with everyone astonished that anything interesting happens there. "I saw the fall of Troy! World War Five! Now I'm gonna die in a dungeon... in ''Cardiff''."
** The Doctor's scoffing "You've been watching too much TV" when Martha asks if the Master is his secret brother in "The Sound of Drums" may be an insult directed at controversial early plans for what became ''Doctor Who: The Movie'' to be a full ContinuityReboot, which would have included that as a plot element.
** In the new series, the season 4 premier "Partners in Crime" featured a character named Penny Carter. Penny Carter was the name of the original companion for Season 4. However, Catherine Tate, who had previously appeared as Donna Noble in "The Runaway Bride," had such a great time, she asked if she could come back. So, Penny was written out and Donna was written in.
** The Doctor correcting Donna's pronunciation of "Sontaran" in "The Poison Sky". The way Donna pronounces it, with the emphasis on the "Son", is the way the director of the first Sontaran story, Alan Bromly, thought it should be pronounced. Kevin Lindsay, who played Linx, won that argument on the grounds that "I'm ''from'' the bloody planet!"
** Lady Christina, the single-story companion-substitute in "Planet of the Dead", is very similar to what has been publicly stated as the concept of the companion who would have replaced Ace had the original show had a twenty-seventh season.
** "The Snowmen" borrows heavily from two shitcanned Tom Baker-era scripts - "The Doctor Retires", a Creator/DouglasAdams concept about the Doctor going into retirement and ending up [[ChronicHeroSyndrome dragged back out again]], and "The Gaslight Murders", which featured the Doctor teaming up with a plucky Victorian Cockney girl companion (an early concept for Leela) to solve alien murders.

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** This is how AliensInCardiff came to be, starting in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E3TheUnquietDead The Unquiet Dead".Dead]]". Since BBC Wales films there, it's treated as a borderline PlaceWorseThanDeath in-universe, with everyone astonished that anything interesting happens there. "I saw the fall of Troy! World War Five! Now I'm gonna die in a dungeon... in ''Cardiff''."
** The Doctor's scoffing "You've been watching too much TV" when Martha asks if the Master is his secret brother in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E12TheSoundOfDrums The Sound of Drums" Drums]]" may be an insult directed at controversial early plans for what became ''Doctor Who: [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie The Movie'' TV Movie]] to be a full ContinuityReboot, which would have included that as a plot element.
** In the new series, the season 4 premier "Partners "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E1PartnersInCrime Partners in Crime" Crime]]" featured a character named Penny Carter. Penny Carter was the name of the original companion for Season 4. However, Catherine Tate, Creator/CatherineTate, who had previously appeared as Donna Noble in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride The Runaway Bride," Bride]]", had such a great time, she asked if she could come back. So, Penny was written out and Donna was written in.
** The Doctor correcting Donna's pronunciation of "Sontaran" in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5ThePoisonSky The Poison Sky". Sky]]". The way Donna pronounces it, with the emphasis on the "Son", is the way the director of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E1TheTimeWarrior the first Sontaran story, story]], Alan Bromly, thought it should be pronounced. Kevin Lindsay, who played Linx, won that argument on the grounds that "I'm ''from'' the bloody planet!"
** Lady Christina, the single-story companion-substitute in "Planet of the Dead", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5ThePoisonSky The Poison Sky]]", is very similar to what has been publicly stated as the concept of the companion who would have replaced Ace had the original show had a twenty-seventh season.
** "The Snowmen" "[[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen The Snowmen]]" borrows heavily from two shitcanned Tom Baker-era scripts - "The Doctor Retires", a Creator/DouglasAdams concept about the Doctor going into retirement and ending up [[ChronicHeroSyndrome dragged back out again]], and "The Gaslight Murders", which featured the Doctor teaming up with a plucky Victorian Cockney girl companion (an early concept for Leela) to solve alien murders.



* The ship wrecks featured in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episodes "The Best of Both Worlds: Part II" and "Unification: Part I" [[http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/articles/wolf359.htm have been well documented by fans]]. It turns out that some of them are actually study models for the ''Excelsior'' from ''[[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock Star Trek III]]''.
** In "Parallels", Riker is shown to have been the ''Enterprise'''s captain since "The Best of Both Worlds" in at least two alternate universes, which was the producers' plan when it was unclear if Creator/PatrickStewart would renew his contract after season 3.

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* The ship wrecks featured in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episodes "The "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E26S4E1TheBestOfBothWorlds The Best of Both Worlds: Worlds]]: Part II" and "Unification: "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E7Unification1}} Unification, Part I" 1]]" [[http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/articles/wolf359.htm have been well documented by fans]]. It turns out that some of them are actually study models for the ''Excelsior'' from ''[[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock Star Trek III]]''.
** In "Parallels", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS7E10Parallels}} Parallels]]", Riker is shown to have been the ''Enterprise'''s captain since "The Best of Both Worlds" in at least two alternate universes, which was the producers' plan when it was unclear if Creator/PatrickStewart would renew his contract after season 3.



* The two-part episode "The Menagerie" of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' features extensive footage of the (at that time yet) unaired first pilot "The Cage". Apart from Leonard Nimoy as Spock, the cast was completely different, and also the design of the sets and the uniforms differed somewhat. "The Cage"-footage cleverly was used as {{Flashback}} to an earlier point in Spock's career. The episode also established that Christopher Pike, the Captain of the ''Enterprise'' in said unaired pilot, was actually Kirk's predecessor; this detail would even go on to influence ''Film/StarTrek'', which portrayed Pike as Kirk's mentor.

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* The two-part episode "The Menagerie" of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' features extensive footage of the (at that time yet) unaired first pilot "The Cage". "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage The Cage]]". Apart from Leonard Nimoy Creator/LeonardNimoy as Spock, the cast was completely different, and also the design of the sets and the uniforms differed somewhat. "The Cage"-footage cleverly was used as {{Flashback}} to an earlier point in Spock's career. The episode also established that Christopher Pike, the Captain of the ''Enterprise'' in said unaired pilot, was actually Kirk's predecessor; this detail would even go on to influence ''Film/StarTrek'', which portrayed Pike as Kirk's mentor.
15th Jan '18 9:25:53 AM RacattackForce
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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' has the WhatIf episode "Goodbye and Good Riddance" end with cousins Ben and Gwen becoming classmates. This is reference to them being best friends and classmates when the show was early in development, with their relationship changing to cousins later on.
30th Dec '17 12:14:56 PM Sabrewing
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* Karmic Transformer 9 from ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' trades in Amaterasu's cel-shaded appearance for a realistically lit and rendered wolf, a nod to how the game's original concept video had ''the entire game'' being rendered realistically.
* When ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' was still being planned for the Nintendo 64, one of its playable characters was Joseph de Molay, a Templar Knight. His chapter ended up being scrapped in the final product, but when you find Roberto Bianchi's chapter page, you're given a short scene of Pious threatening a knight who can see his true form as a liche; he's merely credited as "Defeated Knight", but this was actually a repurposed Joseph.
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