History Main / OneShotRevisionism

10th Jan '16 2:53:24 PM jbr
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A term coined by Justin B. Rye in his essay "[[http://www.xibalba.demon.co.uk/jbr/trek/3.html Star Trek: Mark Two]]", which points out various inconsistencies in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' and ways of avoiding them for a hypothetical remake.

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A term coined by Justin B. Rye in his essay "[[http://www.xibalba.demon.co.uk/jbr/trek/3."[[http://jbr.me.uk/trek/3.html Star Trek: Mark Two]]", which points out various inconsistencies in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' and ways of avoiding them for a hypothetical remake.
8th Sep '15 6:44:19 AM Sikon
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* The Azuregos quest chain in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', while hilarious, features the only appearance of a Spirit Healer in-story (a named one at that, in love with a dragon!), which makes it harder to HandWave the Spirit Healers away as a mere case of GameplayAndStorySegregation and brings up questions why only the players can use them, and why any characters dead in lore don't just resurrect themselves at the nearest graveyard.
29th Apr '15 3:13:30 AM LahmacunKebab
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** [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/origin.htm Another such explanation]] was given by writer Mark Gruenwald in ''ComicBook/{{Quasar}}''; That all superheroes and villains in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse are the result of a cosmic being's influence, and that "themed" beings are naturally drawn to each other. This also counts as OneShotRevisionism, as the idea's never been acknowledged by other writers; of course, since this was in Quasar, it's likely no one knows about it.

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** [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/origin.htm Another such explanation]] was given by writer Mark Gruenwald in ''ComicBook/{{Quasar}}''; That that all superheroes and villains in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse are the result of a cosmic being's influence, and that "themed" beings are naturally drawn to each other. This also counts as OneShotRevisionism, as the idea's never been acknowledged by other writers; of course, since this was in Quasar, it's likely no one knows about it.
29th Apr '15 3:08:53 AM LahmacunKebab
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** In the case of the Battle of the Ministry, the members of Dumbledore's Army who were there were using the twisting corridors as well as their smaller size and youth to their advantage; outpacing the Death Eaters as well as using extensive cover and tactics to avoid taking casualties. Even then, however, they still lose several members (Hermione, Ginny, ect.) to the Death Eaters as they attempt to escape.

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** In the case of the Battle of the Ministry, the members of Dumbledore's Army who were there were using the twisting corridors as well as their smaller size and youth to their advantage; outpacing the Death Eaters as well as using extensive cover and tactics to avoid taking casualties. Even then, however, they still lose several members (Hermione, Ginny, ect.etc.) to the Death Eaters as they attempt to escape.
26th Feb '15 3:14:34 AM pinkdalek
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** "Resurrection of the Daleks" is a Classic series attempt at "Midnight". The Doctor has no credentials, his witty jokes fail to charm anyone, and the more he attempts to explain that he knows what he's doing the more he ends up looking like he's responsible for the problem itself.
3rd Feb '15 8:58:01 AM pinkdalek
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** In the new series, the Doctors' appearance is up for open criticism from the other characters, who often mock his dress sense and accent. This only really serves to draw attention to the times he showed up wearing sillier clothes and sillier accents in the Classic series without anyone mocking him for it - having a Northern or Scottish new-series Doctor is almost as (apparently) hilarious as their mildly unusual outfits, but no-one makes fun of the Fourth Doctor's ridiculous scarf or the Third Doctor's lisp.

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** In the new series, the Doctors' appearance is up for open criticism from the other characters, who often mock his dress sense and accent. This only really serves to draw attention to the times he showed up wearing sillier clothes and sillier accents in the Classic series without anyone mocking him for it - having a Northern or Scottish new-series Doctor is almost as (apparently) hilarious as their mildly unusual outfits, but no-one makes fun of the Fourth Doctor's ridiculous scarf and peculiar voice or the Third Doctor's lisp.lisp and questionable frilly clothing. Also edges into [[UnfortunateImplications mildly classist]] territory - upper-class [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents Received Pronunciation]] is the 'default', therefore not funny like working-class Glasgow and Manc?
** The new series goes out of its way to address the uncomfortable power dynamic between the Doctor and the companion, by making him more dependent on her than she is on him, and by cutting back a lot of the creepy subtext of the Doctor's paternalism, as well as inserting romantic elements. The trouble is that the uncomfortable relationship is still there by sheer function of the way the show works, only now it's presented as a romantic ideal, wheras the original series tended for the most part not to sugar-coat how difficult travelling with the Doctor could be. It also ends up providing the retroactive interpretation that a lot of the NoHuggingNoKissing Classic Doctors might have been hugging and kissing the companions more than we see on screen.
6th Jan '15 3:18:21 PM pinkdalek
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** In the new series, the Doctors' appearance is up for open criticism from the other characters, who often mock his dress sense and accent. This only really serves to draw attention to the times he showed up wearing sillier clothes and sillier accents in the Classic series without anyone mocking him for it - having a Northern or Scottish new-series Doctor is almost as (apparently) hilarious as their mildly unusual outfits, but no-one makes fun of the Fourth Doctor's ridiculous scarf or the Third Doctor's lisp.
15th Dec '14 11:39:04 AM pinkdalek
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** "The Masque of Mandragora" attempts to explain AliensSpeakingEnglish as TranslatorMicrobes for the first time in the series ever, when Sarah Jane suddenly notices that she can understand some Italians. Chatting to people from outer space goes entirely without notice for decades of show history, but Sarah Jane
** The story "Midnight" took on the oft-used idea that the Doctor could show up with no history, no credentials, and a lot of knowledge which he refuses to explain, be detained for two minutes, and then be treated like an authority because there's a crisis going on. In this one story, these traits actually make everyone else ''suspicious'' of the Doctor as would happen in reality. (Some Classic era stories did touch upon this - both "The Tenth Planet" and "The Faceless Ones" deal with it heavily - but since the Revival series omits sequences of the Doctor stumbling around, getting captured and convincing the natives that he's helpful, the Classic series didn't have to rely on this conceit as a NecessaryWeasel to the same extent.)

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** "The Masque of Mandragora" attempts to explain AliensSpeakingEnglish as TranslatorMicrobes for the first time in the series ever, when Sarah Jane suddenly notices that she can understand some Italians. Chatting (Chatting to people from outer space goes entirely without notice for decades of show history, but Sarah Jane
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Italians are apparently a leap too far.) The story even uses this as a hint that something is badly wrong with Sarah's mind simply because she noticed it happening.
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story "Midnight" took on the oft-used idea that the Doctor could show up with no history, no credentials, and a lot of knowledge which he refuses to explain, be detained for two minutes, and then be treated like an authority because there's a crisis going on. In this one story, these traits actually make everyone else ''suspicious'' of the Doctor as would happen in reality. (Some Classic era stories did touch upon this - both "The Tenth Planet" and "The Faceless Ones" deal with it heavily - but since the Revival series omits sequences of the Doctor stumbling around, getting captured and convincing the natives that he's helpful, the Classic series didn't have to rely on this conceit as a NecessaryWeasel to the same extent.)
15th Dec '14 11:36:44 AM pinkdalek
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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "Midnight" took on the oft-used idea that the Doctor could show up with no history, no credentials, and a lot of knowledge which he refuses to explain, be detained for two minutes, and then be treated like an authority because there's a crisis going on. In this one story, these traits actually make everyone else ''suspicious'' of the Doctor as would happen in reality.
** Which is only highlighted by the fact that Donna's absent from the episode. With a human to vouch for him, the Doctor's okay, but when this man shows out of nowhere with no ties to anyone and he seems to know ''everything''...

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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** "The Masque of Mandragora" attempts to explain AliensSpeakingEnglish as TranslatorMicrobes for the first time in the series ever, when Sarah Jane suddenly notices that she can understand some Italians. Chatting to people from outer space goes entirely without notice for decades of show history, but Sarah Jane
**The
story "Midnight" took on the oft-used idea that the Doctor could show up with no history, no credentials, and a lot of knowledge which he refuses to explain, be detained for two minutes, and then be treated like an authority because there's a crisis going on. In this one story, these traits actually make everyone else ''suspicious'' of the Doctor as would happen in reality.
** Which is only highlighted by
reality. (Some Classic era stories did touch upon this - both "The Tenth Planet" and "The Faceless Ones" deal with it heavily - but since the fact Revival series omits sequences of the Doctor stumbling around, getting captured and convincing the natives that Donna's absent from he's helpful, the episode. With a human Classic series didn't have to vouch for him, the Doctor's okay, but when rely on this man shows out of nowhere with no ties conceit as a NecessaryWeasel to anyone and he seems to know ''everything''...the same extent.)
13th Mar '14 1:01:25 AM paranoia222
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** In the TNG episode "The Wounded" we see a space battle at 250,000 km. This make all those occasions where ships fight nose-to-nose all the more dumb.

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** In the TNG episode "The Wounded" we see a space battle at 250,000 km.km, which is decided by one ship using their superior weapon-range to engage the enemy at a distance where they can't return fire. This make all those occasions where ships fight nose-to-nose all the more dumb.
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