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4th Feb '18 6:25:59 PM MadAnthony94
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** Basically any episode that feature advanced technology, like robots or gene-splicing, feels sci-fi to the point of being out of place in the dark deco FilmNoir setting.

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** Basically any episode that feature features advanced technology, like robots or gene-splicing, feels comes off as sci-fi to the point of being out of place in the dark deco FilmNoir setting.
4th Feb '18 6:24:55 PM MadAnthony94
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': We're all familiar with the classic Batman episode formula. Villain has zany scheme, some detective work, track to abandoned factory, defeat. Several episodes in the series departed rather drastically from this pattern [[note]] Though, that said, they wouldn't be too out of place in the ''comics'', where pretty much anything goes [[/note]]:

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': We're all familiar with the classic Batman episode formula. Villain has Classic Bat rogue hatches zany scheme, scheme related to their particular motif, some detective work, track to abandoned factory, defeat. Several episodes in the series departed rather drastically from this pattern [[note]] Though, that said, they wouldn't be too out of place in the ''comics'', where pretty much anything goes [[/note]]:
4th Feb '18 6:21:50 PM MadAnthony94
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** ''Franchise/StarTrek'' in general is quite happy to take a break from philosophy discussions with aliens and delve into medical dramas, courtroom dramas, or murder mysteries depending on what crew-member is getting the most focus.


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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': We're all familiar with the classic Batman episode formula. Villain has zany scheme, some detective work, track to abandoned factory, defeat. Several episodes in the series departed rather drastically from this pattern [[note]] Though, that said, they wouldn't be too out of place in the ''comics'', where pretty much anything goes [[/note]]:
** "Heart of Steel" features Bats fighting a computer (made by a well-meaning futurist) whose plot is to replace the entire species with {{Robot Me}}s.
** Basically any episode that feature advanced technology, like robots or gene-splicing, feels sci-fi to the point of being out of place in the dark deco FilmNoir setting.
** "Tyger, Tyger", in which Catwoman is abducted by a mad scientist who turns her into a literal CatGirl to mate her with his latest creation.
** Most episodes with Ra's al Ghul will feature Bats actually ''leaving'' Gotham to have a globetrotting pulpy adventure.
28th Jan '18 2:55:53 PM PetroleumJerry
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*** In the liner notes for the Doctor Who Series 7 OST, composer Murray Gold complains that no-one told him "The Rings of Akhaten" was going to be a musical.
28th Jan '18 2:51:49 PM PetroleumJerry
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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', a show in which aliens and the supernatural are commonplace, has the episode "Countrycide". The main characters are just as surprised as the audience, as both [[spoiler:believed aliens were involved somehow until the last act of the episode, in which the killers turn out to be nothing more than humans. [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Cannibals, but humans nonetheless]].]]

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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', a show in which aliens and the supernatural are commonplace, has the episode "Countrycide". The main characters are just as surprised as the audience, as both [[spoiler:believed aliens were involved somehow until the last act of the episode, in which the killers turn out to be nothing more than humans. Cannibals, [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Cannibals, but humans nonetheless]].]]
28th Jan '18 2:50:57 PM PetroleumJerry
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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', a show in which aliens and the supernatural are commonplace, has the episode "Countrycide" [[spoiler:in which the killers turn out to be nothing more than humans. Cannibals, but humans nonetheless]]. The main characters are just as surprised as the audience, as both [[spoiler:believed aliens were involved somehow until the last act of the episode.]]

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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', a show in which aliens and the supernatural are commonplace, has the episode "Countrycide" [[spoiler:in which the killers turn out to be nothing more than humans. Cannibals, but humans nonetheless]]. "Countrycide". The main characters are just as surprised as the audience, as both [[spoiler:believed aliens were involved somehow until the last act of the episode.episode, in which the killers turn out to be nothing more than humans. [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Cannibals, but humans nonetheless]].]]
25th Jan '18 12:54:55 PM SpukiKitty
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* In ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' (The 1971 film); One of the scenes in the "Wonkamania" (everybody on Earth going crazy over getting Wonka bars to find the Golden Ticket) montage is basically a straight-up Police Procedural Show scene where detectives are trying to rescue a distraught woman's husband who was kidnapped for ransom [[note]]It become ComicallySerious when the ransom turns out to be a case of Wonka bars and upon hearing that, the woman calmly asks "How long will they give me to think it over?"[[/note]].
8th Jan '18 3:00:43 PM Jake
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* ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance 2'' is a squad-based strategy/RPG, set in a BananaRepublic, where you assist an uprising against an evil queen and... WHERE THE HELL DID THE HUGE MAN-EATING BUGS COME FROM!?

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* ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance 2'' is a squad-based strategy/RPG, set in a BananaRepublic, where you assist an uprising against an evil queen and... WHERE THE HELL DID THE HUGE MAN-EATING BUGS COME FROM!?FROM!? Apparently even the developers thought this might be [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment a bit too jarring for some people's tastes]], because there's an option to turn "Sci-Fi Elements" off when you start a new game.
26th Dec '17 5:57:54 PM StarSword
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* At one point ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' turns into ''CSI: Dantooine''. Another sidequest is a CourtroomEpisode.

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* At one point ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' turns into ''CSI: Dantooine''. Another sidequest Dantooine'', with the PlayerCharacter asked by a Jedi Master to investigate a homicide among the settlers through witness interviews and forensic evidence (the analysis of the latter is handled by a CourtroomEpisode.droid). Meanwhile, three portions of the player's activities on Manaan have CourtroomEpisode components (two are part of the main quest, the third is Jolee Bindo's companion sidequest).
26th Dec '17 10:56:55 AM StarSword
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* In ''Film/MasterAndCommander'', the crew rests for a few days on the Galapagos Islands. Dr. Maturin explores the island with the help of an eager midshipman and the film turns into a nature documentary for a little while. Almost seems like a PoorlyDisguisedPilot for ''Film/{{Creation}}'', in which Paul Bettany plays Charles Darwin.

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* In ''Film/MasterAndCommander'', the crew rests for a few days on the Galapagos Islands. Dr. Maturin explores the island with the help of an eager midshipman and the film turns into a nature documentary for a little while. Almost seems like a PoorlyDisguisedPilot for ''Film/{{Creation}}'', in which Paul Bettany plays Charles Darwin.Darwin, though it's {{justified}} due to the film adapting [[Literature/AubreyMaturin a novel series where this happened all the time]].



* ''Literature/MobyDick'' includes chapters devoted to explaining various aspects of whaling life, as well as a cetology (study of whales) lesson that could fit into a biology textbook or encyclopedia. There's also a chapter about chowder.
** It's often told that the reason why these sections exist is because Melville was told the novel needed to be longer - and he couldn't think of anything else to pad it out with.

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* ''Literature/MobyDick'' includes chapters devoted to explaining various aspects of whaling life, as well as a cetology (study of whales) lesson that could fit into a biology textbook or encyclopedia. encyclopedia (notwithstanding Melville's assertion that [[SomewhereAMammalogistIsCrying whales are fish]]). There's also a chapter about chowder.
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chowder. It's often told said that the reason why these sections exist is because Melville was told the novel needed to be longer - and he couldn't think of anything else to pad it out with.
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