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17th Aug '16 5:03:34 PM SunriseWarrior
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** ''Film/AGoodDayToDieHard'', is about the closest there's been to a ''Die Hard'' film actually beginning life as a ''Die Hard'' film. But even so, the screenplay was a rejected one for the 4th film.

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** ''Film/AGoodDayToDieHard'', ''Film/AGoodDayToDieHard'' is about the closest there's been to a ''Die Hard'' film actually beginning life as a ''Die Hard'' film. But even so, the screenplay was a rejected one for the 4th film.
11th Aug '16 3:10:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''{{Deception}}'' game series is an ''entire dolled up series''. In their original Japanese versions, they were thematically-related stand-alone games -- the closest it comes to series ties outside of ''Kagero 2'' is that the original ''Kagero'' had the subtitle ''Kokumeikan Shinsho'', formally acknowledging its ties to ''Kokumeikan'' -- but Tecmo decided to market them as a series in the US -- presumably assuming Americans wouldn't be able to follow the idea of stand-alone games by the same company that are so much alike. Bizarrely, the only sequel in the "series" in Japan, ''Kagero 2'', was marketed in the US as the stand-alone game ''{{Trapt}}.'' Even more confusingly, it's less a sequel to ''Kagero'' in any meaningful sense than a loose remake of ''Kokumeikan: Trap Simulation Game'' (released in the US as ''Deception: Invitation to Darkness'') with a female lead this time.

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* The ''{{Deception}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Deception}}'' game series is an ''entire dolled up series''. In their original Japanese versions, they were thematically-related stand-alone games -- the closest it comes to series ties outside of ''Kagero 2'' is that the original ''Kagero'' had the subtitle ''Kokumeikan Shinsho'', formally acknowledging its ties to ''Kokumeikan'' -- but Tecmo decided to market them as a series in the US -- presumably assuming Americans wouldn't be able to follow the idea of stand-alone games by the same company that are so much alike. Bizarrely, the only sequel in the "series" in Japan, ''Kagero 2'', was marketed in the US as the stand-alone game ''{{Trapt}}.''VideoGame/{{Trapt}}.'' Even more confusingly, it's less a sequel to ''Kagero'' in any meaningful sense than a loose remake of ''Kokumeikan: Trap Simulation Game'' (released in the US as ''Deception: Invitation to Darkness'') with a female lead this time.
7th Aug '16 1:30:03 PM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/Privateer2TheDarkening'', the "sequel" to ''VideoGame/WingCommander: Privateer'', originated as a non-''Wing Commander''-related game with a working name of ''The Darkening'' (as per an advert in the back of the ''VideoGame/WingCommander IV'' manual). Due to several factors, including but not limited to ExecutiveMeddling, [=P2D=] had ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' touches added before the final release.

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* ''VideoGame/Privateer2TheDarkening'', the "sequel" to ''VideoGame/WingCommander: Privateer'', ''VideoGame/WingCommanderPrivateer'', originated as a non-''Wing Commander''-related game with a working name of ''The Darkening'' (as per an advert in the back of the ''VideoGame/WingCommander IV'' manual). Due to several factors, including but not limited to ExecutiveMeddling, [=P2D=] had ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' touches added before the final release.
7th Aug '16 12:52:29 PM erforce
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* ''Privateer 2: The Darkening'', the "sequel" to ''VideoGame/WingCommander: Privateer'', originated as a non-''Wing Commander''-related game with a working name of ''The Darkening'' (as per an advert in the back of the ''VideoGame/WingCommander IV'' manual). Due to several factors, including but not limited to ExecutiveMeddling, [=P2D=] had ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' touches added before the final release.

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* ''Privateer 2: The Darkening'', ''VideoGame/Privateer2TheDarkening'', the "sequel" to ''VideoGame/WingCommander: Privateer'', originated as a non-''Wing Commander''-related game with a working name of ''The Darkening'' (as per an advert in the back of the ''VideoGame/WingCommander IV'' manual). Due to several factors, including but not limited to ExecutiveMeddling, [=P2D=] had ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' touches added before the final release.
31st Jul '16 10:16:34 AM nombretomado
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* In the 90's, writer [[Creator/ChristopherPriestComics Christopher Priest]] pitched a DCComics series called ''The Avenger'', which would've starred a teen superhero struggling with the realities of young adulthood. At some point during development, someone decided that the idea would work better as a LegacyCharacter series centered around the Ray, one of the original ''Comicbook/FreedomFighters'', and thus the 90's ''The Ray'' series was born.

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* In the 90's, writer [[Creator/ChristopherPriestComics Christopher Priest]] pitched a DCComics Creator/DCComics series called ''The Avenger'', which would've starred a teen superhero struggling with the realities of young adulthood. At some point during development, someone decided that the idea would work better as a LegacyCharacter series centered around the Ray, one of the original ''Comicbook/FreedomFighters'', and thus the 90's ''The Ray'' series was born.
21st Jul '16 9:52:25 AM Midna
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* ''Yoshi's Cookie'' was originally an unrelated puzzle game known as ''Hermetica'' that was turned into a Mario game shortly into development. The "Hermetica" name can still be seen in the Game Boy version's debug menu.
12th Jul '16 8:49:57 AM comicwriter
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* Atlee from ''Comicbook/PowerGirl'' was going to be an original character before Dan Didio convinced Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti to make her the new Terra instead.
5th Jul '16 11:52:54 AM JeffSilvers
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* On a September 2000 edition of ''Monday Nitro'', World Championship Wrestling held a special match that, having been conceived by Vince Russo, was unneededly confusing and gimmicky. It pitted two teams of five wrestlers against each other inside the triple-tiered cage seen in ''Ready to Rumble''. The WCW Championship was hung above the highest cage, and the person who walked out of the bottom cage with the belt in hand would win the match for their team and the title for themselves. Despite sharing almost no similarities with the classic War Games match other than a team format inside a special cage, WCW decided to call the match "War Games 2000: Russo's Revenge."



* WWE does a variation of this by taking shows scheduled as untelevised live events and converting them to WWE Network-exclusive specials (essentially dolling up house shows as sub-PPV special events).
* When the WWF bought a controlling stake in George Championship Wrestling, they used previously-filmed WWF footage to fill GCW's ''World Championship Wrestling'' Saturday night program on TBS (rather than using matches exclusively filmed for the program, as Vince McMahon had promised Ted Turner). The GCW buyout became known as Black Saturday. McMahon eventually sold his shares of GCW to Jim Crockett, Jr.

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* WWE does a variation of this by taking shows scheduled as untelevised live events and converting them to WWE Network-exclusive specials (essentially dolling up house shows as sub-PPV special events).
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When the WWF bought a controlling stake in George Championship Wrestling, they used previously-filmed WWF footage to fill GCW's ''World Championship Wrestling'' Saturday night program on TBS (rather than using matches exclusively filmed for the program, as Vince McMahon [=McMahon=] had promised Ted Turner). The GCW buyout became known as Black Saturday. McMahon This practice continued until [=McMahon=] eventually sold his shares of GCW to Jim Crockett, Jr.Jr.
** WWE last held The Great American Bash pay-per-view in 2009 (and even then, it was shortened to "The Bash"), but in 2012, they aired a special live episode of ''SmackDown'' as ''Super SmackDown Live: The Great American Bash''.
** WWE does a variation of this by taking shows scheduled as untelevised live events and converting them to WWE Network-exclusive specials (essentially dolling up house shows as sub-PPV special events).
5th Jul '16 11:34:43 AM JeffSilvers
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* After the cancellation of ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'', [=ToyBiz=] was left with a final wave of Iron Man figures that [[MerchandiseDriven now no longer had a show to shill them]]. However, both the X-Men and Spider-Man still had [[WesternAnimation/XMen popular]] [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries cartoons]] on the air at the time, so the Iron Man figures were {{ReTool}}ed as the ''Spider-Man: Techno Wars'' and ''X-Men: Mutant Armor'' lines.


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* After the cancellation of ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'', [=ToyBiz=] was left with a final wave of Iron Man figures that [[MerchandiseDriven now no longer had a show to shill them]]. However, both the X-Men and Spider-Man still had [[WesternAnimation/XMen popular]] [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries cartoons]] on the air at the time, so the Iron Man figures were {{ReTool}}ed as the ''Spider-Man: Techno Wars'' and ''X-Men: Mutant Armor'' lines.
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5th Jul '16 11:33:55 AM JeffSilvers
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* After trimming down the number of live monthly pay-per-views from twelve to four in 2013, TNA Wrestling began dolling up episodes of their regular weekly show Impact Wrestling as installments of the disused PPV shows and concepts (e.g., Destination X).
* WWE does a variation of this by taking shows scheduled as untelevised live events and converting them to WWE Network-exclusive specials (essentially dolling up house shows as sub-PPV special events).
* When the WWF bought a controlling stake in George Championship Wrestling, they used previously-filmed WWF footage to fill GCW's ''World Championship Wrestling'' Saturday night program on TBS (rather than using matches exclusively filmed for the program, as Vince McMahon had promised Ted Turner). The GCW buyout became known as Black Saturday. McMahon eventually sold his shares of GCW to Jim Crockett, Jr.
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