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15th Sep '16 10:20:23 PM justanid
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When the writer gets sufficiently desperate to explain a bit of science or continuity, one can be left with the impression that he's not doing it so much for our benefit, as to [[ShownTheirWork make sure we know]] ''he'' did his homework.

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When the a writer gets sufficiently desperate to explain a bit of science or continuity, one can be left with the impression that he's not doing it so much for our benefit, as to [[ShownTheirWork make sure we know]] ''he'' did his homework.

{{Expospeak}}
homework. While other writers use Exospeak when it's completely unnecessary as a joke, the ExpospeakGag.

Note that some recent series -- especially ones which have had mainstream success -- have tried to avoid Expospeak, such as the new ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' and ''Series/DoctorWho''. What they pick up in the mainstream, they often lose on the fringes, [[TheCoconutEffect as fans accuse the writers of sloppiness because they ''didn't'' explain everything]]. Reflecting this trend, a {{New Media|Tropes}} format of Expospeak was used in ''Anime/{{GunBuster}}'', where it was limited to [[BonusMaterial omake segments]] on the tapes/laserdiscs/[=DVDs=], and completely separate from the main show.

A predilection for Expospeak hasn't prevented PoliceProcedural shows such as ''Series/{{CSI}}'' from leaping to the top of the UsefulNotes/{{ratings}}, or many novels on bestsellers lists (Creator/DanBrown's books are laden with Expospeak about different subjects), lending credence to the oft-expressed idea that the reason speculative fiction only ''seems'' to be in decline as a genre is because its tropes have been adopted by the mainstream.

Overlaps with many tropes in the {{Exposition}} index. See also LuckilyMyPowersWillProtectMe, CallingYourAttacks, and InformingTheFourthWall.

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!! Expospeak
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* See {{Exposition}} for the full list.

Note that some recent series -- especially ones which have had mainstream success -- have tried to avoid Expospeak, such as the new ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' and ''Series/DoctorWho''. What they pick up in the mainstream, they often lose on the fringes, [[TheCoconutEffect as fans become angered and accuse the writers of sloppiness because they ''didn't'' explain everything.]] A different example of Expospeak would be ''Anime/{{GunBuster}}'', where the Expospeak was limited to {{Omake}} segments on the tapes/laserdiscs/[=DVDs=], which were completely separate from the main show.

A predilection for Expospeak hasn't prevented PoliceProcedural shows such as ''Series/{{CSI}}'' from leaping to the top of the UsefulNotes/{{ratings}} (and Dan Brown's books, laden with Expospeak about different subjects, to the top of the bestsellers list), lending credence to the oft-expressed idea that the reason speculative fiction only ''seems'' to be in decline as a genre is because its tropes have been adopted by the mainstream.

See Also: LuckilyMyPowersWillProtectMe, CallingYourAttacks, InformingTheFourthWall

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* See {{Exposition}} for the full list.

Note that some recent series -- especially ones which have had mainstream success -- have tried to avoid Expospeak, such as the new ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' and ''Series/DoctorWho''. What they pick up in the mainstream, they often lose on the fringes, [[TheCoconutEffect as fans become angered and accuse the writers of sloppiness because they ''didn't'' explain everything.]] A different example of Expospeak would be ''Anime/{{GunBuster}}'', where the Expospeak was limited to {{Omake}} segments on the tapes/laserdiscs/[=DVDs=], which were completely separate from the main show.

A predilection for Expospeak hasn't prevented PoliceProcedural shows such as ''Series/{{CSI}}'' from leaping to the top of the UsefulNotes/{{ratings}} (and Dan Brown's books, laden with Expospeak about different subjects, to the top of the bestsellers list), lending credence to the oft-expressed idea that the reason speculative fiction only ''seems'' to be in decline as a genre is because its tropes have been adopted by the mainstream.

See Also: LuckilyMyPowersWillProtectMe, CallingYourAttacks, InformingTheFourthWall
15th Sep '16 10:01:19 PM justanid
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15th Mar '16 4:16:45 PM Totema
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See Also: LuckilyMyPowersWillProtectMe, CallingYourAttacks

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See Also: LuckilyMyPowersWillProtectMe, CallingYourAttacks
CallingYourAttacks, InformingTheFourthWall



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6th Nov '15 4:38:36 PM nombretomado
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A predilection for Expospeak hasn't prevented PoliceProcedural shows such as ''Series/{{CSI}}'' from leaping to the top of the {{ratings}} (and Dan Brown's books, laden with Expospeak about different subjects, to the top of the bestsellers list), lending credence to the oft-expressed idea that the reason speculative fiction only ''seems'' to be in decline as a genre is because its tropes have been adopted by the mainstream.

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A predilection for Expospeak hasn't prevented PoliceProcedural shows such as ''Series/{{CSI}}'' from leaping to the top of the {{ratings}} UsefulNotes/{{ratings}} (and Dan Brown's books, laden with Expospeak about different subjects, to the top of the bestsellers list), lending credence to the oft-expressed idea that the reason speculative fiction only ''seems'' to be in decline as a genre is because its tropes have been adopted by the mainstream.
29th Jun '15 12:22:58 PM nombretomado
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Note that some recent series -- especially ones which have had mainstream success -- have tried to avoid Expospeak, such as the new ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' and ''Series/DoctorWho''. What they pick up in the mainstream, they often lose on the fringes, [[TheCoconutEffect as fans become angered and accuse the writers of sloppiness because they ''didn't'' explain everything.]] A different example of Expospeak would be ''Anime/{{GunBuster}}'', where the Expospeak was limited to {{Omake}} segments on the tapes/laserdiscs/[=DVDs=], which were completely separate from the main show.

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Note that some recent series -- especially ones which have had mainstream success -- have tried to avoid Expospeak, such as the new ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' and ''Series/DoctorWho''. What they pick up in the mainstream, they often lose on the fringes, [[TheCoconutEffect as fans become angered and accuse the writers of sloppiness because they ''didn't'' explain everything.]] A different example of Expospeak would be ''Anime/{{GunBuster}}'', where the Expospeak was limited to {{Omake}} segments on the tapes/laserdiscs/[=DVDs=], which were completely separate from the main show.
13th Jun '15 5:33:36 PM nombretomado
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Note that some recent series -- especially ones which have had mainstream success -- have tried to avoid Expospeak, such as the new ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' and ''Series/DoctorWho''. What they pick up in the mainstream, they often lose on the fringes, [[TheCoconutEffect as fans become angered and accuse the writers of sloppiness because they ''didn't'' explain everything.]] A different example of Expospeak would be {{GunBuster}}, where the Expospeak was limited to {{Omake}} segments on the tapes/laserdiscs/[=DVDs=], which were completely separate from the main show.

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Note that some recent series -- especially ones which have had mainstream success -- have tried to avoid Expospeak, such as the new ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' and ''Series/DoctorWho''. What they pick up in the mainstream, they often lose on the fringes, [[TheCoconutEffect as fans become angered and accuse the writers of sloppiness because they ''didn't'' explain everything.]] A different example of Expospeak would be {{GunBuster}}, ''Anime/{{GunBuster}}'', where the Expospeak was limited to {{Omake}} segments on the tapes/laserdiscs/[=DVDs=], which were completely separate from the main show.
12th Jun '15 2:06:33 PM eroock
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-->--'''Christopher Backeberg''', 2006 Winner of the [[http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/ Bulwer-Lytton fiction contest]], Science Fiction category.

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-->--'''Christopher -->-- '''Christopher Backeberg''', 2006 Winner of the [[http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/ Bulwer-Lytton fiction contest]], Science Fiction category.
17th Apr '15 8:23:53 PM nombretomado
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A predilection for Expospeak hasn't prevented PoliceProcedural shows such as ''{{CSI}}'' from leaping to the top of the {{ratings}} (and Dan Brown's books, laden with Expospeak about different subjects, to the top of the bestsellers list), lending credence to the oft-expressed idea that the reason speculative fiction only ''seems'' to be in decline as a genre is because its tropes have been adopted by the mainstream.

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A predilection for Expospeak hasn't prevented PoliceProcedural shows such as ''{{CSI}}'' ''Series/{{CSI}}'' from leaping to the top of the {{ratings}} (and Dan Brown's books, laden with Expospeak about different subjects, to the top of the bestsellers list), lending credence to the oft-expressed idea that the reason speculative fiction only ''seems'' to be in decline as a genre is because its tropes have been adopted by the mainstream.
6th Dec '14 5:27:47 PM eroock
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* AsYouKnow -- Note, though, that not all instances of AsYouKnow are {{Expospeak}}: when an AsYouKnow is used to reveal something that previously happened off-screen or to reference a previous episode, that's not {{Expospeak}}. When it's used to frame an explanation about how the ''world'' of the series works, it is.

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* AsYouKnow -- Note, though, that not all instances of AsYouKnow are {{Expospeak}}: Expospeak: when an AsYouKnow is used to reveal something that previously happened off-screen or to reference a previous episode, that's not {{Expospeak}}.Expospeak. When it's used to frame an explanation about how the ''world'' of the series works, it is.



Note that some recent series -- especially ones which have had mainstream success -- have tried to avoid {{Expospeak}}, such as the new ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' and ''Series/DoctorWho''. What they pick up in the mainstream, they often lose on the fringes, [[TheCoconutEffect as fans become angered and accuse the writers of sloppiness because they ''didn't'' explain everything.]] A different example of {{Expospeak}} would be {{GunBuster}}, where the {{Expospeak}} was limited to {{Omake}} segments on the tapes/laserdiscs/[=DVDs=], which were completely separate from the main show.

A predilection for ExpoSpeak hasn't prevented PoliceProcedural shows such as ''{{CSI}}'' from leaping to the top of the {{ratings}} (and Dan Brown's books, laden with Expospeak about different subjects, to the top of the bestsellers list), lending credence to the oft-expressed idea that the reason speculative fiction only ''seems'' to be in decline as a genre is because its tropes have been adopted by the mainstream.

to:

Note that some recent series -- especially ones which have had mainstream success -- have tried to avoid {{Expospeak}}, Expospeak, such as the new ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' and ''Series/DoctorWho''. What they pick up in the mainstream, they often lose on the fringes, [[TheCoconutEffect as fans become angered and accuse the writers of sloppiness because they ''didn't'' explain everything.]] A different example of {{Expospeak}} Expospeak would be {{GunBuster}}, where the {{Expospeak}} Expospeak was limited to {{Omake}} segments on the tapes/laserdiscs/[=DVDs=], which were completely separate from the main show.

A predilection for ExpoSpeak Expospeak hasn't prevented PoliceProcedural shows such as ''{{CSI}}'' from leaping to the top of the {{ratings}} (and Dan Brown's books, laden with Expospeak about different subjects, to the top of the bestsellers list), lending credence to the oft-expressed idea that the reason speculative fiction only ''seems'' to be in decline as a genre is because its tropes have been adopted by the mainstream.
10th May '14 2:37:53 PM Coga19000
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Note that some recent series -- especially ones which have had mainstream success -- have tried to avoid {{Expospeak}}, such as the new ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' and ''Series/DoctorWho''. What they pick up in the mainstream, they often lose on the fringes, as fans become angered and accuse the writers of sloppiness because they ''didn't'' explain everything. A different example of {{Expospeak}} would be {{GunBuster}}, where the {{Expospeak}} was limited to {{Omake}} segments on the tapes/laserdiscs/[=DVDs=], which were completely separate from the main show.

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Note that some recent series -- especially ones which have had mainstream success -- have tried to avoid {{Expospeak}}, such as the new ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]'' and ''Series/DoctorWho''. What they pick up in the mainstream, they often lose on the fringes, [[TheCoconutEffect as fans become angered and accuse the writers of sloppiness because they ''didn't'' explain everything. everything.]] A different example of {{Expospeak}} would be {{GunBuster}}, where the {{Expospeak}} was limited to {{Omake}} segments on the tapes/laserdiscs/[=DVDs=], which were completely separate from the main show.
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