History Main / PropRecycling

11th May '17 5:35:18 PM LordXavius
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* A rather forgettable 1963 [[KingArthur Arthurian]] flick, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_the_Saxons Siege of the Saxons]]'' recycled props, costumes and [[StockFootage footage]] from 1954 film [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Knight_%28film%29 The Black Knight]] and 1963 film ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancelot_and_Guinevere Lancelot and Guineviere]]'' (a.k.a. ''Sword of Lancelot'').

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* A rather forgettable 1963 [[KingArthur Arthurian]] flick, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_the_Saxons Siege of the Saxons]]'' ''Film/SiegeOfTheSaxons'' recycled props, costumes and [[StockFootage footage]] from 1954 film [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Knight_%28film%29 The Black Knight]] and 1963 film ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancelot_and_Guinevere Lancelot and Guineviere]]'' (a.k.a. ''Sword of Lancelot'').
29th Apr '17 10:34:50 AM maxwellsilver
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* Robby the Robot. Originally created for the 1956 film ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'', Robby continued to be reused in many movie and TV productions up to the present day (although since the 1960s a lightweight replica has been used). Its two appearances in ''Series/LostInSpace'' are particularly ironic in that Robby and Robot B-9 were both designed by Robert Kinoshita. Robby is so memorable that it is less a prop and more of an actual character. Along with all the sci-fi shows he turns up in, Robby also appears in, of all things, one of the NBC era ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' episodes as a robot built by a child genius at a think tank and even as a hotdog vendor in the ''animated'' feature ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal''. He's even listed on IMDB as an actual ''actor''.

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* Robby the Robot. Originally created for the 1956 film ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'', Robby continued to be reused in many movie and TV productions up to the present day (although since the 1960s a lightweight replica has been used). Its two appearances in ''Series/LostInSpace'' are particularly ironic in that Robby and Robot B-9 were both designed by Robert Kinoshita. Robby is so memorable that it is less a prop and more of an actual character. Along with all the sci-fi shows he turns up in, Robby also appears in, of all things, one of the NBC era ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' episodes as a robot built by a child genius at a think tank and even as a hotdog vendor in the ''animated'' feature ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal''. He's even [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1119475/ listed on IMDB IMDB]] as an actual ''actor''.
10th Apr '17 1:06:13 PM sheridan
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* The ''Advertising/BatmanOnStarCommercials'' reused the same Batmobile from ''Film/{{Batman}}'' and ''Film/BatmanReturns'', as well as a repainted verison of the main Batsuit from ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''.

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* The ''Advertising/BatmanOnStarCommercials'' reused the same Batmobile from ''Film/{{Batman}}'' and ''Film/BatmanReturns'', as well as a repainted verison version of the main Batsuit from ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''.
3rd Apr '17 12:22:17 PM PhantomRider
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** Though it only showed up in Sentai footage, there's this big neon orb thing styled after an atom that kept showing up. It first appeared in ''Jetman'' in the villain's lair- it returned for ''Zyuranger'' and therefore MMPR, installed in the base of the Repulsascope. It showed up again in ''Dairanger'', as a part of the Dairenoh cockpit- this wasn't seen in ''Power Rangers'', as they didn't use the Dairanger costumes. It next showed up in ''Ohranger'' and/or ''Zeo'', again at the back of a cockpit, albeit this time it was the cockpit of King Pyramider/Pyramidas. It then popped up in ''Megaranger''/''In Space'', but only in one episode, as part of Gurail/Darkonda's lab. It's final appearance was in ''[=GoGoV=]''/''Lightspeed Rescue'', in a corner of the demon's lair.
** In ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'', several recycled monsters are visible in Sledge´s prison. One of the most obvious being Necrolai/Vancuria (difference unclear) in 'Wishing For Hero'.

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** Though it only showed up in Sentai footage, there's this big neon orb thing styled after an atom that kept showing up. It first appeared in ''Jetman'' in the villain's lair- it returned for ''Zyuranger'' and therefore MMPR, installed in the base of the Repulsascope. It showed up again in ''Dairanger'', as a part of the Dairenoh cockpit- this wasn't seen in ''Power Rangers'', as they didn't use the Dairanger costumes. It next showed up in ''Ohranger'' and/or ''Zeo'', again at the back of a cockpit, albeit this time it was the cockpit of King Pyramider/Pyramidas. It then popped up in ''Megaranger''/''In Space'', but only in one episode, as part of Gurail/Darkonda's lab. It's final appearance was in ''[=GoGoV=]''/''Lightspeed Rescue'', in a corner of the demon's lair.
lair. The ball has appeared since then in Japan, though. Some fans were quite nostalgic to see it return.
** In ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'', several recycled monsters are visible in Sledge´s Sledge's prison. One of the most obvious being Necrolai/Vancuria (difference unclear) in 'Wishing For Hero'.Hero'.
**''Ninja Steel'' brings back past monsters as alien audience members. Necrolai, Behemoth, and Beevil are especially recognizable, as they were also frequently seen as Sledge's prisoners. We also get completely unaltered costumes of ''major'' past villains used in the first episode, one getting to be the first MonsterOfTheWeek.
17th Mar '17 5:24:21 AM Kooshmeister
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* The colored "Michelin Man" spacesuits from ''Film/DestinationMoon'' were later used in cheaper sci-fi efforts like ''Flight to Mars'', the TV series ''Series/{{Space Patrol|US}}'', and the spoof ''Film/AmazonWomenOnTheMoon''. The last film also re-used an animatronic Loch Ness Monster in one of its sketches.

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* The colored "Michelin Man" spacesuits from ''Film/DestinationMoon'' were later used in cheaper sci-fi efforts like ''Flight to Mars'', the TV series ''Series/{{Space Patrol|US}}'', and the spoof ''Film/AmazonWomenOnTheMoon''. The last film also re-used an animatronic the Loch Ness Monster puppet from ''Film/TheLochNessHorror'' in one of its sketches.
12th Mar '17 9:48:16 PM themisterfree
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* After All-Star Secrets got canned in 1979, most of the set was reused for a revival of ''Series/YouBetYourLife'' the following year.

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* A few times, the Eubanks/Rafferty ''Series/CardSharks'' used trip skins from ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' whenever a vacation was offered in the BonusRound in lieu of a car (normally during Young People's Week).
** ''Price'', meanwhile, has reused a few props over the years. For instance, the spotlights used around the Big Doors on the 1986 primetime specials were used in the same role for the 1993 ''New Price Is Right'' pilots, then appeared in an October 1998 Showcase where Kathleen played a studio tour guide.
* After All-Star Secrets the short-lived Creator/{{NBC}} game ''All-Star Secrets'' got canned in 1979, most of the set was reused for a revival of ''Series/YouBetYourLife'' the following year.
6th Mar '17 2:38:10 PM DaibhidC
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** A stylised insignia based on Celtic knotwork used by the Vogans in "Revenge of the Cybermen" appears again in "The Deadly Assassin" as a Gallifreyan symbol ... and in just about every Gallifrey-set story afterwards, since it becomes the Seal of Rassilon. The ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' [[RetCon explain]] that the Vogans borrowed the design from the Time Lords.
** In the seventies and eighties, ''every'' UK sci-fi show would at some point (or more likely, at several points) use a distinctive triangular grid wall [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ybDxjNPS4uY/Uc_eZ2VVDpI/AAAAAAAAV8g/68CSa-Vqn3c/s800/mut4.jpg originally seen]] in the Skybase from "The Mutants". The interesting thing about this one is that it wasn't necessarily the ''same'' wall, but would have been made from the same moulds, which were specially built for the ''Doctor Who'' serial.


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* In the ''Series/RipperStreet'' episode "The Strangers' Home", the character of Eleonora Freeman [[https://pmctvline2.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/ripper-street-season-4-premiere.jpg?w=620 appears to be wearing]] Mina Harker's [[http://68.media.tumblr.com/10506fb09e57aa8bb751c1fcfda42498/tumblr_inline_og6boh3uRm1rr2095_500.png triangular jacket thing]] from the 1968 ITV adaptation of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''.
5th Mar '17 10:43:31 PM AthenaBlue
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* The UsefulNotes/ColdWar DayOfTheJackboot mini-series ''Series/{{Amerika}}'' has the DirtyCommunists flying over the United States in helicopters reused from ''Film/BlueThunder''. Except they're [[BlackHelicopter no longer blue]].
* ''Series/BabylonFive'' re-used spacesuits from ''2010''. They didn't realize where the costumes were from at first, and did what they could to disguise them, but ultimately, they were what they were. Ironically, the second time ''Babylon 5'' needed the ''2010'' spacesuits they weren't available, so they had to make new replicas anyway. They also, interestingly, used the blue suit, the only one left unused in the earlier films - ''2001'' and ''2010'' had used the red and yellow suits (the blue belonging to a dead crewmember).
* A skit in ''Series/TheBasilBrushShow'' where Basil attempts to scale the Himalayas, is saved by a [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Yeti]] from an avalanche and then they all have a DancePartyEnding uses the Yeti [[PeopleInRubberSuits suit]] from the Second Doctor ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "The Web of Fear". Because of this, it's available as a special feature on the DVD release of another Second Doctor serial, "The Mind Robber".



* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'':
** The CIC set for the Battlestar Pegasus in the 2000s ''Battlestar Galactica'' was originally built as the bridge of the Jupiter 2 for an unaired pilot of a ''Series/LostInSpace'' remake directed by John Woo; the set was put in storage, and underwent only minor alteration for its use on ''BSG''.
** ''Galactica'' itself averted this trope by auctioning off a huge number of props, uniforms, set pieces, and curios to raise money for ''Series/{{Caprica}}''. [[ShaggyDogStory Which was canceled after less than one season.]]
** The 1970's series of ''{{Series/Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'' used the botanical ships from ''Film/SilentRunning'' as part of the rag-tag fleet fleeing the Cylon tyranny.
** Scenes from the original ''Battlestar Galactica'', including use of the ship, the shuttle, and Vipers were all re-used to make the movie ''Film/SpaceMutiny'', which was then parodied by ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''.
* ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury'':
** Uniforms belonging to Viper pilots on ''Battlestar Galactica'' are worn by guards in the episode, "Cosmic Whiz Kid".
** The distinctive throttles from the Vipers themselves also turned up in ''Roger'''s enemy starfighters.
** The land vehicle that resembles a tank/personnel carrier from ''Battlestar Galactica'' is used in the pilot movie.



* At the end of the ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' pilot episode "Something Wicca This Way Comes", Prue is seen holding the same newspaper from ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'', [[LineOfSightName where Daniel Hillard gets his eponymous alias from]].



* Following the [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames 2010 Winter Olympics]] in Vancouver, Creator/{{CTV}}'s Vancouver station repurposed portions of CTV's Olympic set for its news studio.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has several examples of this. Creator/TheBBC has large amounts of props and costumes in storage, so the original series has quite a few examples of prop recycling, both in show, and across other BBC series.
** The spacesuits worn by the astronauts in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E2TheTenthPlanet "The Tenth Planet"]] show up again in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E7TheWheelInSpace "The Wheel in Space"]] for no reason. They then got recycled in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''.
** The robots in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber "The Mind Robber"]] are reused from a BBC adaptation of Creator/IsaacAsimov's short story "Reason".
** Not all of them were BBC originals in the first place; for example the BBC bought a load of ex-Gerry Anderson props in the early '70s, so one sonic screwdriver prop was from the movie ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}} Are Go'', and various control panels from ''Series/{{UFO}}'' turn up occasionally up to the mid '80s.
** This is most prominent in the late '70s and early '80s between ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/BlakesSeven'', where the shows shared an excessive amount of props and costumes. Romana I and Servalan wore the same white feather cloak, the guards in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E3Frontios "Frontios"]] wore the Federation guards' helmets from B7, and certain idiosyncratic wall panels show up ''all the time''. Of course, the series shared writers and producers as well, and Creator/TerryNation even planned a real crossover at one point. The most controversial example of this was the use of a [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E3TheSeaDevils Sea Devil]] costume for the monster in the ''Blake's 7'' fourth season opening, "Rescue". The ''Doctor Who'' team at the time were reportedly extremely angry that no permission had been requested (and also wouldn't have granted it).
** The King of Hearts outfit that the Fourth Doctor wears in his CostumeTestMontage in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot "Robot"]] originates from a 1972 musical version of ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', although he's wearing it with the hat worn by the Knave of Hearts (presumably because of his unusually large hat size).
** Most of the Sontaran technology in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E3TheSontaranExperiment "The Sontaran Experiment"]] is reused from the sets built for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E1TheTimeWarrior "The Time Warrior"]], although ironically not the Sontaran costumes that the serial was written to reuse.
** The monster in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E6TheSeedsOfDoom "The Seeds of Doom"]] is just an Axon from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E3TheClawsOfAxos "The Claws of Axos"]], but painted green.
** The vacuum-formed cryogenic pods used in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E2TheArkInSpace "The Ark in Space"]] show up again in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E5TheHornsOfNimon "The Horns of Nimon"]].
** K-9 in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E3SchoolReunion "School Reunion"]] is the same prop used in the original series.
** Several sets constructed in Italy for {{Creator/HBO}}'s ''Series/{{Rome}}'' were reused for the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E2TheFiresOfPompeii "The Fires of Pompeii"]] in the new series.
** Also, the [[spoiler:Sontaran cloning table on which Martha was held]] in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem "The Sontaran Stratagem"]] is obviously made from a Cyber Conversion Unit.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice "The Vampires of Venice"]], Amy is strapped into the Cyberking's throne from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E14TheNextDoctor "The Next Doctor"]].
** Although it's not likely to have real significance, some fans have made a to-do over the fact that part of the rocketship seat used by Jenny at the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter "The Doctor's Daughter"]] is reused for Oswin's escape pod in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum of the Daleks"]].
*** The levers that seal the doors in the escape pod from the ''Alaska'' was first seen in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia "Utopia"]], when the Master shuts down the bunker's defences.
** "Asylum of the Daleks" features the Special Weapons Dalek originally from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks "Remembrance of the Daleks"]] -- the only Dalek reused between the Classic and New series.
*** It makes a reappearance in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E2TheWitchsFamiliar "The Witch's Familiar"]], along with many other classic series Daleks.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E7TheRingsOfAkhaten "The Rings of Akhaten"]] features a large variety of alien creatures in a space market. Some of the aliens are made by combining costume pieces from many other species from the show -- [[http://bruceandmary.tumblr.com/post/47295766539/either-ive-gone-crazy-or-thats-a-hoix-hath one in particular]] has the head of a Hoix, the breathing apparatus of a Hath, and the tentacle-beard of an Ood.
** In the minisode [[Recap/DoctorWho50thPrequelTheLastDay "The Last Day"]], the POVCam main character has a premonition of his or her impending disintegration by the Daleks, their face replaced by a skull. The normal Dalek disintegration effect used in the series is CGI, but the skull we see in the shot is the practical skull mask used to represent the Vashta Nerada-ised spacesuits from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary "Silence in the Library"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead"]], with the helmet part altered to Gallifreyan colours.
** Clara wears a badge in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver "Nightmare in Silver"]] which was originally a Space Corps Super Infinity Fleet badge from the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Trojan".
*** Also from that episode, the soldiers are seen using the communicators from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "The Time of Angels"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E5FleshAndStone "Flesh and Stone"]].
** Orson's space suit in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E4Listen "Listen"]] is one of the suits from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E8TheImpossiblePlanet "The Impossible Planet"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit "The Satan Pit"]], with even the logo intact. So are the space suits used by the Doctor and his crew in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E7KillTheMoon "Kill the Moon"]], though the logo has been removed by this point.
** The miniaturized TARDIS's "siege mode" in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E9Flatline "Flatline"]] looks suspiciously like the hypercube from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife "The Doctor's Wife"]].
* ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' uses props from ''Stargate SG-1'' and ''Stargate Atlantis'', especially in the realm of "futuristic" weaponry. Most noticable is a triple-barreled assault rifle first used by the Genii and Satedan against the Wraith, shows up in ''Eureka'' with Jo the police woman holding it.
* The Family Channel may take the cake for prop recycling for three game shows they aired in 1994; ''Boggle'', ''Shuffle'', and ''Jumble''. All three of them used the exact same glass tiled walls, contestant podiums, and telephone keypad set piece, redressed each time in an attempt to make each show look unique. The props weren't all that got recycled; all three also shared the same music package, sound effects, host, and announcer.



* The Vogon spaceship interiors in the TV version of ''Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' are from ''Film/{{Alien}}''.
* The Submarine set in the ''Series/{{JAG}}'' episode "Shadow" was the one built for the movie ''Film/CrimsonTide''.
* ''Franchise/KamenRider'':
** The franchise has recycled settings several times the last couple of series. That river under the bridge? The construction site full of concrete pipes? That building with all the windows? {{Tokusatsu}} in general is kind of bad about this. Despite every ''Kamen Rider'' and ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series supposedly using a distinct set of enemies and for the most part being distinct some costumes have clearly been used in at least a dozen series over the years. There's one in particular (yellowy brown with lots of spiky appendages sticking out) that seems to have been used at least once every couple of years since the early nineties.
*** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Area_Outer_Underground_Discharge_Channel Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel]] has appeared prominently a few times, including Series/KamenRiderDecade's [[TimeStandsStill high-speed]] battle with [[Series/KamenRiderKabuto TheBee]], the music video for ''Series/KamenRiderDouble''[='s=] movie's theme song, and as part of the spaceship XV-Two in ''Series/KamenRiderFourze''[='s=] movie.
** Additionally, movie-exclusive Villain Riders from the Heisei era (2000 onwards) tend to use modified versions of the hero Rider's costume and gear. It's easiest to spot with ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'', simply because it's had so many movies: Gaoh, Yu-Ki[[note]]Technically Yu-Ki is a remodel of Gaoh; it seems Toei modified the last/only Gaoh costume they had, which is why he's never appeared since[[/note]], and G Den-O all use modified Den-O suits, but the most obvious is Nega Den-O, whose suit is literally just Den-O's Sword Form with purple armor instead of red and blue, flame-like decals applied to it.
*** Special mention also goes to ''Series/KamenRiderGaim''; not only does the Summer movie feature a [[PaintItBlack black]] Gaim, but it introduces Mars and Kamuro, whose apple-themed Golden and Silver Arms suits would later be repurposed for Jam's Darkness Arms in the final episode, Idunn's Ringo Arms and Saviour's Blood Zakuro in the Gaim Gaiden direct-to-video movies. On top of this, Darkness Arms uses a black version of Gaim's Daidaimaru sword while Ringo Arms wields Mars' sword and shield and Blood Zakuro uses a red Daidaimaru.
** Besides villains, movie-exclusive Rider suits are more often than not repaints/modifications to existing suits. ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' does this in spades, as all three of his movies feature forms that are modified from his standard All Dragon Style (two of them also being modifications of his ultimate form, Infinity Style).
** ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' has this built right in naturally. Decade can turn into past Riders, [[TheRival Diend]] can summon copies of them, and visiting AlternateUniverse versions of past series allowed the re-use of Rider '''and''' MonsterOfTheWeek costumes and props. In a smaller example, Diend's card holder originally belonged to [[Series/KamenRiderDenO Kamen Rider Zeronos]], the only change being a small disc with Diend's logo being put on the front.
** ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'' borrows the masks of the [[Series/JikuuSenshiSpielban Kinclons]] / [[Series/VRTroopers Skugs]].
** The Zectrooper uniforms from ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'' have been reused in bulk, likely because Toei just has ''so many'' of them. ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' used them for the three Leo Soldiers, ''Series/KamenRiderW'' used them for the Commander Dopant's {{Mooks}}, and ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' reused them as Megahex's minions.
** An odd example comes from the ''KamenRiderDenO'' movie ''The Onigashima Warship'', where the villains' {{Mook}}s are Raydragoons from ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki''. The costume design book "Detail of Heroes" explains that this happened because Toei had lots of Raydragoon suits left over from the American series ''Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight''.
** In ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', the Man of the Beginning costume worn by [[spoiler:Kouta at the end of the series]] combines Gaim's [[SuperMode Kiwami Arms]] suit (minus the helmet and sporting a new cape) with the chestplate from Kurokage (painted silver). This actually makes for a weird irony, since Kiwami Arms is by far the strongest character in the series and Kurokage is by far the weakest.
** In ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'', the rusted sword that becomes Kamen Rider Brave's Gashacon Sword is a modified version of [[Series/KamenRiderKuuga Kuuga]]'s Titan Sword.
* The producers of ''Film/{{UHF}}'' struck a deal with KOED-11, the PBS station (part of a statewide network) in Tulsa to build a news set in their studio. The Tulsa station used the set for their own broadcasts for a couple years afterward.
* ''Series/TheLoveBoat'' literally ''will not'' "be taking another run". [[http://now.msn.com/entertainment/0309-love-boat-ship-scrapped.aspx It was scrapped (recycled!) in March of 2012]].
* Another (or possibly the same?) prop newspaper has been [[http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2010/06/07/the_story_behind_the_recycled_newspaper_prop.html used for decades]]. Recently [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=524930587536399&set=a.223098324386295.105971.205344452828349&type=1&ref=nf someone noticed]] that Ed O'Neill was reading it in ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' and is still reading it in ''Series/ModernFamily''.
* The BBC's 1980s adaptation of ''Literature/MissMarple'', in "4.50 From Paddington", has one of the main characters dressed in the distinctive red polka-dot velvet smoking jacket that the Fourth Doctor wore in "The Talons of Weng-Chiang".
* A episode of ''Series/TheMonkees'' featured Davy Jones wearing one of the distinctive Happy Fingers beanies from ''Film/The5000FingersofDrT''.
* ''Series/{{Moonlight}}'' and ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' shared a set involving a large sign and associated metalwork on top of a building.
* ''Series/TheMunsters'' episode "If a Martian Answers, Hang Up" features a gag at the end of the episode in which one of the alien suits from the original ''Series/{{The Outer Limits|1963}}'' makes a cameo appearance.
* ''Series/TheOuterLimits'', an anthology series, does this with their own props so much you can practically make a drinking game of it.



* ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' is another Toku example in that one set of Mooks is togged out in long robes and hoods over some very familiar masks: the Golem Hei/Putty Patrollers from ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger''/''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. Queen Serenity's crown was another ''Zyuranger'' holdover, having been worn by Princess Yui in flashbacks.
* In ''Series/ThePrisoner1967'' several different side characters in various episodes are seen wearing the same number badges. This was due to a simple budgetary reason as they reused the same limited pool of printed badges throughout the series. At the same time, it is perfectly in line with the spirit of the series that people would come and go and the numbers be reassigned.
* In ''Series/QueerAsFolk'', Stuart buys Vince a replica of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' RobotBuddy K-9 in an attempt to buy his affection, and it plays a prominent MacGuffin role in the last couple of episodes. The replica is the BBC's actual K-9 prop.
* The badge seen on all of Arnold Rimmer's uniforms on ''Series/RedDwarf'' is a Golgafrinchum hat badge from ''Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' turned upside-down.
** The Tank guard helmets seen throughout Series 8 are exact replicas of Hudzen-10's helmet from Series 3's "The Last Day".
** The machinery walls the crew run past in Series 5's "Quarantine" are also run by during "The Inquisiter" and Series 4's "Justice".
** The GELF ships from Series 7's "Ouroborous" are made of parts from Ace Rimmer's gun and motorcycle from "stoke Me A Clipper".
* ''Series/RemoteControl'' used game stage props from earlier seasons as decorations in the StudioAudience section in later seasons; the show also used props from ''Series/FindersKeepers'' on the set.
* The duck lamp seen in Newman's apartment in some episodes of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' comes from the little-known 1980s sitcom ''The Duck Factory''.
* {{Series/The Sentinel}} uses some prop cars from {{Series/Viper}} like the Dodge Intrepid police cars. Both series were filmed in Vancouver.
* A phone from the failed ''ComicBook/GlobalFrequency'' pilot was [[http://www.warrenellis.com/?p=3124 recycled]] in ''Series/{{Smallville}}''.
** For a ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' scene showing Lex Luthor in the future as the President of the United States, rather than building a whole new set for a short scene they flew Lex's actor to from Vancouver to L.A. and shot it on ''Series/TheWestWing'''s standing Oval Office set.
* ''Franchise/StargateVerse'':
** An episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'' reused the cockpit from the execrable live-action ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' movie ''G-Saviour''.
** ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' got most of the set from ''Blade: Trinity''. The most prominent example is a curved bridge that shows up several times, such as in the hurricane episode.
** The long, thin energy weapons with the ridged undersides on their grips, that taper to a point instead of having a barrel and look vaguely like emaciated vacuum cleaners, initially appeared in an early episode where SG-1 encounter a planet where two religious factions are at war over beliefs concerning their planet's Stargate. Since then, these weapons have become "that one prop", appearing in different, totally unrelated episodes over, and over, and over... until finally from mid-season 3 onwards they completely replaced the Wraith stunner rifles in ''Stargate Atlantis'', which to begin with had original, completely different looking props.
** The Ancient space suits from ''Series/StargateUniverse'' originally appeared as power armor used by the [[spoiler:rogue Asgard]] in one episode of ''Series/StargateAtlantis''.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** The Federation transporter pads in the various series all use parts of the original one from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', usually flipping it or swapping out decals. This sort of thing was done fairly often, using parts of one show's sets for the ones that follow.
** The propmasters of all incarnations of ''Trek'' were rather quite, well, masterful at prop recycling; most props were recycled either from other shows or movies or even recycled from other episodes of any given preceding ''Trek'' incarnation including itself. Starship models, even in the CGI era, were particularly prone to this, the end result being several different alien races, separated by the entire length of the galaxy or even by centuries in some cases (or even both) used variations of the same ship design in various scales (or their medical scanner or communications relay would bear an odd resemblance to a certain race's ship). In addition, one gets the impression that Starfleet never throws ''anything'' out, with starship designs introduced in ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' and ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' shown still being widely used by Starfleet a century later in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' and ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''.
** Most of the sets from the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' era of ''Trek'' owe their existence to ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture''. Almost every single subsequent starship interior, including those of Picard's ''USS Enterprise,'' ''USS Voyager'' and so on, and even Klingon ship interiors, were redresses of the ''Enterprise'' interior from that film (namely, all eponymous ships [but not stations] shared the same hallway interiors, and Klingon bridges were actually the redress of the engineering room from the film). These 30+ year old sets survived until shortly after ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' wrapped up, in which they were destroyed by having accidentally been left out in the rain; some were painstakingly recreated for the final episode of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.
** [[http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/inconsistencies.htm This site]] has a massive list of re-used ''Trek'' props, sets, [[RubberForeheadAliens make-up]], etc. Just scroll down and click on anything that starts with "Re-Used". [[https://www.modernprops.com/Details1b.asp?dept=195&category=290&item=1 These bad boys]] (a.k.a. the Blinky double tube that serve no purpose) have to be the ''patron saint'' of recycled props.
** This also occurs with special effects and models. A {{Retcon}} was made to justify why both Klingons and Romulans had the same D-7 Battle Cruiser, just so they could reuse the model. The ''Voyager'' episode "Dragon's Teeth" has a series of subspace corridors that was simply a different color and miscellaneous debris thrown into the quantum slipstream drive effect. In the ''Voyager'' episode "Warlord", they reused a ship model from the ''Next Generation'' episode "Unification". And especially as the series tilted towards CG ships, many different ships were recolored, resized and/or slightly modified from prior CG models to save time and money.
** In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' they sent out some people to go get unusual salt and pepper shakers for the mess hall scenes, so to look "futuristic". The ones they got were rejected because it was decided this would just confuse the viewers and they wound up using normal looking ones. The weird ones were moved to the sick bay and became advanced tech medical instruments.
** The bombardier-like window of a spacecraft in one episode of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' was reused as a portal to the Xindi aquarians the following season.
** A piece of Borg debris in the episode "Regeneration" was a spare ''Enterprise-E'' saucer section left over from ''Film/StarTrekNemesis''.
** An example that has gone unnoticed for decades: Paramount altered Col. Philip Green's jumpsuit from the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The Savage Curtain" into [[Series/MorkAndMindy Mork's spacesuit]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo4WjJDjE5w Ya rly. And that's not the only thing they recycled...]] This is also a bit of hilarious irony to ''Star Trek'' fans, since Col. Philip Green is, in the ''Star Trek'' universe, the 21st century answer to ''Hitler'', who organized the extermination of 30 million radiation-mutated people and was a symbol of xenophobic sentiment for centuries.
** Another bit from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' to show up on ''Series/MorkAndMindy'' was the spacesuit from "The Tholian Web". Mindy's dad showed up wearing it in one episode.
** In the ''Next Generation'' episode "Pen Pals", the spectral analyzer used by a survey team in one scene is in fact the Oscillation Overthruster from ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension''. This may have been a shout-out, as prop-master Michael Okuda was a huge BB fan.
* In the episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E18HollywoodBabylon "Hollywood Babylon"]] of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', the set of of the horror movie ''[[ShowWithinAShow Hell Hazers II: The Reckoning]]'' has items from other ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episodes including the water tower from [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E08CrossroadBlues "Crossroad Blues" (S02, Ep08)]] and the cabin from [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E16Roadkill "Roadkill" (S02, Ep16)]].



* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has several examples of this. Creator/TheBBC has large amounts of props and costumes in storage, so the original series has quite a few examples of prop recycling, both in show, and across other BBC series.
** The spacesuits worn by the astronauts in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E2TheTenthPlanet "The Tenth Planet"]] show up again in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E7TheWheelInSpace "The Wheel in Space"]] for no reason. They then got recycled in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''.
** The robots in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber "The Mind Robber"]] are reused from a BBC adaptation of Creator/IsaacAsimov's short story "Reason".
** Not all of them were BBC originals in the first place; for example the BBC bought a load of ex-Gerry Anderson props in the early '70s, so one sonic screwdriver prop was from the movie ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}} Are Go'', and various control panels from ''Series/{{UFO}}'' turn up occasionally up to the mid '80s.
** This is most prominent in the late '70s and early '80s between ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/BlakesSeven'', where the shows shared an excessive amount of props and costumes. Romana I and Servalan wore the same white feather cloak, the guards in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E3Frontios Frontios]]" wore the Federation guards' helmets from B7, and certain idiosyncratic wall panels show up ''all the time''. Of course, the series shared writers and producers as well, and Creator/TerryNation even planned a real crossover at one point. The most controversial example of this was the use of a [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E3TheSeaDevils Sea Devil]] costume for the monster in the ''Blake's 7'' fourth season opening, "Rescue". The ''Doctor Who'' team at the time were reportedly extremely angry that no permission had been requested (and also wouldn't have granted it).
** The King of Hearts outfit that the Fourth Doctor wears in his CostumeTestMontage in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot "Robot"]] originates from a 1972 musical version of ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', although he's wearing it with the hat worn by the Knave of Hearts (presumably because of his unusually large hat size).
** Most of the Sontaran technology in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E3TheSontaranExperiment The Sontaran Experiment]]" is reused from the sets built for "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E1TheTimeWarrior The Time Warrior]]", although ironically not the Sontaran costumes that the serial was written to reuse.
** The monster in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E6TheSeedsOfDoom The Seeds of Doom]]" is just an Axon from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E3TheClawsOfAxos The Claws of Axos]]", but painted green.
** The vacuum-formed cryogenic pods used in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E2TheArkInSpace The Ark in Space]]" show up again in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E5TheHornsOfNimon The Horns of Nimon]]".
** K-9 in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E3SchoolReunion School Reunion]]" is the same prop used in the original series.
** Several sets constructed in Italy for {{Creator/HBO}}'s ''Series/{{Rome}}'' were reused for the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E2TheFiresOfPompeii "The Fires of Pompeii"]] in the new series.
** Also, the [[spoiler:Sontaran cloning table on which Martha was held]] in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem "The Sontaran Stratagem"]] is obviously made from a Cyber Conversion Unit.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice "The Vampires of Venice"]], Amy is strapped into the Cyberking's throne from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E14TheNextDoctor "The Next Doctor"]].
** Although it's not likely to have real significance, some fans have made a to-do over the fact that part of the rocketship seat used by Jenny at the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter "The Doctor's Daughter"]] is reused for Oswin's escape pod in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum of the Daleks"]].
*** The levers that seal the doors in the escape pod from the ''Alaska'' was first seen in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia "Utopia"]], when the Master shuts down the bunker's defences.
** "Asylum of the Daleks" features the Special Weapons Dalek originally from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks Remembrance of the Daleks]]" - the only Dalek reused between the Classic and New series.
*** It makes a reappearance in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E2TheWitchsFamiliar "The Witch's Familiar"]], along with many other classic series Daleks.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E7TheRingsOfAkhaten "The Rings of Akhaten"]] features a large variety of alien creatures in a space market. Some of the aliens are made by combining costume pieces from many other species from the show -- [[http://bruceandmary.tumblr.com/post/47295766539/either-ive-gone-crazy-or-thats-a-hoix-hath one in particular]] has the head of a Hoix, the breathing apparatus of a Hath, and the tentacle-beard of an Ood.
** In the minisode [[Recap/DoctorWho50thPrequelTheLastDay "The Last Day"]], the POVCam main character has a premonition of his or her impending disintegration by the Daleks, their face replaced by a skull. The normal Dalek disintegration effect used in the series is CGI, but the skull we see in the shot is the practical skull mask used to represent the Vashta Nerada-ised spacesuits from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary "Silence in the Library"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead"]], with the helmet part altered to Gallifreyan colours.
** Clara wears a badge in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver "Nightmare in Silver"]] which was originally a Space Corps Super Infinity Fleet badge from the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Trojan".
** Orson's space suit in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E4Listen Listen]]" is one of the suits from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E8TheImpossiblePlanet The Impossible Planet]]" / "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit The Satan Pit]]", with even the logo intact. So are the space suits used by the Doctor and his crew in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E7KillTheMoon Kill the Moon]]", though the logo has been removed by this point.
** The miniaturized TARDIS's "siege mode" in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E9Flatline Flatline]]" looks suspiciously like the hypercube from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife The Doctor's Wife]]".
* The duck lamp seen in Newman's apartment in some episodes of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' comes from the little-known 1980s sitcom ''The Duck Factory''.
* The Vogon spaceship interiors in the TV version of ''Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' are from ''Film/{{Alien}}''.
* A phone from the failed ''ComicBook/GlobalFrequency'' pilot was [[http://www.warrenellis.com/?p=3124 recycled]] in ''Series/{{Smallville}}''.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'' re-used spacesuits from ''2010''. They didn't realize where the costumes were from at first, and did what they could to disguise them, but ultimately, they were what they were. Ironically, the second time ''Babylon 5'' needed the ''2010'' spacesuits they weren't available, so they had to make new replicas anyway. They also, interestingly, used the blue suit, the only one left unused in the earlier films - ''2001'' and ''2010'' had used the red and yellow suits (the blue belonging to a dead crewmember).
* ''Franchise/StargateVerse'':
** An episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'' reused the cockpit from the execrable live-action ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' movie ''G-Saviour''.
** ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' got most of the set from ''Blade: Trinity''. The most prominent example is a curved bridge that shows up several times, such as in the hurricane episode.
** The long, thin energy weapons with the ridged undersides on their grips, that taper to a point instead of having a barrel and look vaguely like emaciated vacuum cleaners, initially appeared in an early episode where SG-1 encounter a planet where two religious factions are at war over beliefs concerning their planet's Stargate. Since then, these weapons have become "that one prop", appearing in different, totally unrelated episodes over, and over, and over... until finally from mid-season 3 onwards they completely replaced the Wraith stunner rifles in ''Stargate Atlantis'', which to begin with had original, completely different looking props.
** The Ancient space suits from ''Series/StargateUniverse'' originally appeared as power armor used by the [[spoiler:rogue Asgard]] in one episode of ''Series/StargateAtlantis''.

to:

* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has several examples ''Franchise/UltraSeries'':
** One
of this. Creator/TheBBC has large amounts of props and costumes in storage, so the original series has quite a few examples of prop recycling, both in show, and across other BBC series.
** The spacesuits worn by the astronauts in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E2TheTenthPlanet "The Tenth Planet"]] show up again in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E7TheWheelInSpace "The Wheel in Space"]] for no reason. They then got recycled in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''.
** The robots in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber "The Mind Robber"]] are reused from a BBC adaptation of Creator/IsaacAsimov's short story "Reason".
** Not all of them were BBC originals in the first place; for example the BBC bought a load of ex-Gerry Anderson props in the early '70s, so one sonic screwdriver prop
''Series/{{Ultraman}}''[='=]s earliest monster battles was from the movie ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}} Are Go'', and various control panels from ''Series/{{UFO}}'' turn up occasionally up to the mid '80s.
** This is most prominent in the late '70s and early '80s between ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/BlakesSeven'', where the shows shared an excessive amount of props and costumes. Romana I and Servalan wore the same white feather cloak, the guards in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E3Frontios Frontios]]" wore the Federation guards' helmets from B7, and certain idiosyncratic wall panels show up ''all the time''. Of course, the series shared writers and producers as well, and Creator/TerryNation even planned
against Jirass, a real crossover at one point. The most controversial example of this monster that was the use of a [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E3TheSeaDevils Sea Devil]] very clearly an old Franchise/{{Godzilla}} costume for the monster painted green and a neck frill added. Said frill is ripped off very early in the ''Blake's 7'' fourth season opening, "Rescue". The ''Doctor Who'' team at fight, presumably because the time were reportedly extremely angry that no permission had been requested (and also scriptwriters knew they wouldn't have granted it).
be fooling anybody.
** The King of Hearts outfit that the Fourth Doctor wears in his CostumeTestMontage in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot "Robot"]] originates from a 1972 musical version of ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', although he's wearing it with the hat worn by the Knave of Hearts (presumably because of his unusually large hat size).
** Most
One of the Sontaran technology in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E3TheSontaranExperiment The Sontaran Experiment]]" is reused most famous examples among fans from the sets built for "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E1TheTimeWarrior franchise's early days was the frequent usage of Toho's [[{{Franchise/Godzilla}} Baragon]] suit. The Time Warrior]]", although ironically not the Sontaran costumes that the serial suit was written to reuse.
** The monster in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E6TheSeedsOfDoom The Seeds of Doom]]" is just an Axon from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E3TheClawsOfAxos The Claws of Axos]]", but painted green.
** The vacuum-formed cryogenic pods used in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E2TheArkInSpace The Ark in Space]]" show up again in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E5TheHornsOfNimon The Horns of Nimon]]".
** K-9 in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E3SchoolReunion School Reunion]]" is the same prop used in the original series.
** Several sets constructed in Italy for {{Creator/HBO}}'s ''Series/{{Rome}}'' were reused for the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E2TheFiresOfPompeii "The Fires of Pompeii"]] in the new series.
** Also, the [[spoiler:Sontaran cloning table on which Martha was held]] in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem "The Sontaran Stratagem"]] is obviously made from a Cyber Conversion Unit.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice "The Vampires of Venice"]], Amy is strapped into the Cyberking's throne from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E14TheNextDoctor "The Next Doctor"]].
** Although it's not likely to have real significance, some fans have made a to-do over the fact that part of the rocketship seat
used by Jenny at Tsuburaya to play four different monsters: the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter "The Doctor's Daughter"]] is reused for Oswin's escape pod in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum of the Daleks"]].
*** The levers that seal the doors in the escape pod
uranium-eating Pagos from ''Series/UltraQ'', as well as three ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' opponents, the ''Alaska'' was first seen in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia "Utopia"]], when electricity-eating Neronga, the Master shuts down the bunker's defences.
** "Asylum of the Daleks" features the Special Weapons Dalek originally from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks Remembrance of the Daleks]]" - the only Dalek reused between the Classic and New series.
*** It makes a reappearance in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E2TheWitchsFamiliar "The Witch's Familiar"]], along with many other classic series Daleks.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E7TheRingsOfAkhaten "The Rings of Akhaten"]] features a large variety of alien creatures in a space market. Some of the aliens are made by combining costume pieces from many other species from the show -- [[http://bruceandmary.tumblr.com/post/47295766539/either-ive-gone-crazy-or-thats-a-hoix-hath one in particular]] has the head of a Hoix, the breathing apparatus of a Hath,
mole-like Magular, and the tentacle-beard cone-headed Gabora. Every time, the suit was given a different head, and sometimes the body received minor modifications like spikes or different colours. Unfortunately, Tsuburaya's usage of an Ood.
**
the Baragon suit ended up damaging it beyond use, so when Toho recalled the suit for ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters'', Baragon was relegated to a few quick cameos. In the minisode [[Recap/DoctorWho50thPrequelTheLastDay "The Last Day"]], 2000s, Tsuburaya Productions brought back the POVCam main character has a premonition of his or her impending disintegration by tradition when they created the Daleks, their face replaced by a skull. The normal Dalek disintegration effect used in Baragon-like Geronga for ''Series/UltramanMax'' and modified the series is CGI, but the skull we see in the shot is the practical skull mask used to represent the Vashta Nerada-ised spacesuits from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary "Silence in the Library"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead"]], with the helmet part altered to Gallifreyan colours.
** Clara wears a badge in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver "Nightmare in Silver"]] which was originally a Space Corps Super Infinity Fleet badge from the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Trojan".
** Orson's space
suit for Neronga and Magular's reappearances in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E4Listen Listen]]" is one of ''Series/UltraGalaxyMegaMonsterBattle''. This time, the suits from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E8TheImpossiblePlanet The Impossible Planet]]" / "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit The Satan Pit]]", with even the logo intact. So are the space suits used by the Doctor and his crew have stayed in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E7KillTheMoon Kill the Moon]]", though the logo has been removed by this point.
good condition for a longer period.
** The miniaturized TARDIS's "siege mode" in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E9Flatline Flatline]]" looks suspiciously like the hypercube from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife The Doctor's Wife]]".
* The duck lamp seen in Newman's apartment in some episodes of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' comes from the little-known 1980s sitcom ''The Duck Factory''.
* The Vogon spaceship interiors in the TV version of ''Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' are from ''Film/{{Alien}}''.
* A phone from the failed ''ComicBook/GlobalFrequency'' pilot was [[http://www.warrenellis.com/?p=3124 recycled]] in ''Series/{{Smallville}}''.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'' re-used spacesuits from ''2010''. They didn't realize where the
Many other monster costumes were also recycled, most often for modification into newer monsters (the list is very long). But since 2005, Tsuburaya has dropped the constant churn-out of new monsters in favour of bringing back [[EnsembleDarkhorse iconic,]] [[MascotMook popular,]] and [[BreakoutVillain classic monsters]] from at first, all the dozen or so previous entries (some of which hadn't reappeared in decades) and did what they could to disguise them, but ultimately, they were what they were. Ironically, reusing the second time ''Babylon 5'' needed the ''2010'' spacesuits they weren't available, so they had to make new replicas anyway. They also, interestingly, used the blue suit, the only one left unused in the earlier films - ''2001'' and ''2010'' had used the red and yellow suits (the blue belonging to a dead crewmember).
* ''Franchise/StargateVerse'':
** An episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'' reused
for multiple movies and TV series (occasionally with minor artistic adjustments). Popular monsters like Gomora, Red King, and Zetton have been seen in every entry since their returns. [[TropesAreNotBad Saves on budget and entertains older fans while introducing the cockpit from the execrable live-action ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' movie ''G-Saviour''.
** ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' got most of the set from ''Blade: Trinity''. The most prominent example is a curved bridge
younger ones to iconics that shows up several times, such as in the hurricane episode.
**
hadn't been seen since their debuts.]] The long, thin energy weapons same also applies with the ridged undersides on their grips, that taper to a point instead of having a barrel and look vaguely like emaciated vacuum cleaners, initially appeared in an early episode where SG-1 encounter a planet where two religious factions are at war over beliefs concerning their planet's Stargate. Since then, these weapons have become "that one prop", appearing in different, totally unrelated episodes over, and over, and over... until finally from mid-season 3 onwards they completely replaced the Wraith stunner rifles in ''Stargate Atlantis'', which to begin with had original, completely different looking props.
** The Ancient space suits from ''Series/StargateUniverse'' originally appeared as power armor used by the [[spoiler:rogue Asgard]] in one episode of ''Series/StargateAtlantis''.
Ultramen suits.



* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'':
** The CIC set for the Battlestar Pegasus in the 2000s ''Battlestar Galactica'' was originally built as the bridge of the Jupiter 2 for an unaired pilot of a ''Series/LostInSpace'' remake directed by John Woo; the set was put in storage, and underwent only minor alteration for its use on ''BSG''.
** ''Galactica'' itself averted this trope by auctioning off a huge number of props, uniforms, set pieces, and curios to raise money for ''Series/{{Caprica}}''. [[ShaggyDogStory Which was canceled after less than one season.]]
** The 1970's series of ''{{Series/Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'' used the botanical ships from ''Film/SilentRunning'' as part of the rag-tag fleet fleeing the Cylon tyranny.
** Scenes from the original ''Battlestar Galactica'', including use of the ship, the shuttle, and Vipers were all re-used to make the movie ''Film/SpaceMutiny'', which was then parodied by ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** The Federation transporter pads in the various series all use parts of the original one from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', usually flipping it or swapping out decals. This sort of thing was done fairly often, using parts of one show's sets for the ones that follow.
** The propmasters of all incarnations of ''Trek'' were rather quite, well, masterful at prop recycling; most props were recycled either from other shows or movies or even recycled from other episodes of any given preceding ''Trek'' incarnation including itself. Starship models, even in the CGI era, were particularly prone to this, the end result being several different alien races, separated by the entire length of the galaxy or even by centuries in some cases (or even both) used variations of the same ship design in various scales (or their medical scanner or communications relay would bear an odd resemblance to a certain race's ship). In addition, one gets the impression that Starfleet never throws ''anything'' out, with starship designs introduced in ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' and ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' shown still being widely used by Starfleet a century later in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' and ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''.
** Most of the sets from the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' era of ''Trek'' owe their existence to ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture''. Almost every single subsequent starship interior, including those of Picard's ''USS Enterprise,'' ''USS Voyager'' and so on, and even Klingon ship interiors, were redresses of the ''Enterprise'' interior from that film (namely, all eponymous ships [but not stations] shared the same hallway interiors, and Klingon bridges were actually the redress of the engineering room from the film). These 30+ year old sets survived until shortly after ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' wrapped up, in which they were destroyed by having accidentally been left out in the rain; some were painstakingly recreated for the final episode of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.
** [[http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/inconsistencies.htm This site]] has a massive list of re-used ''Trek'' props, sets, [[RubberForeheadAliens make-up]], etc. Just scroll down and click on anything that starts with "Re-Used". [[https://www.modernprops.com/Details1b.asp?dept=195&category=290&item=1 These bad boys]] (a.k.a. the Blinky double tube that serve no purpose) have to be the ''patron saint'' of recycled props.
** This also occurs with special effects and models. A {{Retcon}} was made to justify why both Klingons and Romulans had the same D-7 Battle Cruiser, just so they could reuse the model. The ''Voyager'' episode "Dragon's Teeth" has a series of subspace corridors that was simply a different color and miscellaneous debris thrown into the quantum slipstream drive effect. In the ''Voyager'' episode "Warlord", they reused a ship model from the ''Next Generation'' episode "Unification". And especially as the series tilted towards CG ships, many different ships were recolored, resized and/or slightly modified from prior CG models to save time and money.
** In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' they sent out some people to go get unusual salt and pepper shakers for the mess hall scenes, so to look "futuristic". The ones they got were rejected because it was decided this would just confuse the viewers and they wound up using normal looking ones. The weird ones were moved to the sick bay and became advanced tech medical instruments.
** The bombardier-like window of a spacecraft in one episode of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' was reused as a portal to the Xindi aquarians the following season.
** A piece of Borg debris in the episode "Regeneration" was a spare ''Enterprise-E'' saucer section left over from ''Film/StarTrekNemesis''.
** An example that has gone unnoticed for decades: Paramount altered Col. Philip Green's jumpsuit from the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The Savage Curtain" into [[Series/MorkAndMindy Mork's spacesuit]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo4WjJDjE5w Ya rly. And that's not the only thing they recycled...]] This is also a bit of hilarious irony to ''Star Trek'' fans, since Col. Philip Green is, in the ''Star Trek'' universe, the 21st century answer to ''Hitler'', who organized the extermination of 30 million radiation-mutated people and was a symbol of xenophobic sentiment for centuries.
** Another bit from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' to show up on ''Series/MorkAndMindy'' was the spacesuit from "The Tholian Web". Mindy's dad showed up wearing it in one episode.
** In the ''Next Generation'' episode "Pen Pals", the spectral analyzer used by a survey team in one scene is in fact the Oscillation Overthruster from ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension''. This may have been a shout-out, as prop-master Michael Okuda was a huge BB fan.
* ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' uses props from ''Stargate'' and ''Stargate Atlantis'', especially in the realm of "futuristic" weaponry. Most noticable is a triple-barreled assault rifle first used by the Genii and Satedan against the Wraith, shows up in ''Eureka'' with Jo the police woman holding it.
* ''Series/TheOuterLimits'', an anthology series, does this with their own props so much you can practically make a drinking game of it.
* ''Franchise/KamenRider'':
** The franchise has recycled settings several times the last couple of series. That river under the bridge? The construction site full of concrete pipes? That building with all the windows? {{Tokusatsu}} in general is kind of bad about this. Despite every ''Kamen Rider'' and ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series supposedly using a distinct set of enemies and for the most part being distinct some costumes have clearly been used in at least a dozen series over the years. There's one in particular (yellowy brown with lots of spiky appendages sticking out) that seems to have been used at least once every couple of years since the early nineties.
*** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Area_Outer_Underground_Discharge_Channel Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel]] has appeared prominently a few times, including Series/KamenRiderDecade's [[TimeStandsStill high-speed]] battle with [[Series/KamenRiderKabuto TheBee]], the music video for ''Series/KamenRiderDouble''[='s=] movie's theme song, and as part of the spaceship XV-Two in ''Series/KamenRiderFourze''[='s=] movie.
** Additionally, movie-exclusive Villain Riders from the Heisei era (2000 onwards) tend to use modified versions of the hero Rider's costume and gear. It's easiest to spot with ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'', simply because it's had so many movies: Gaoh, Yu-Ki[[note]]Technically Yu-Ki is a remodel of Gaoh; it seems Toei modified the last/only Gaoh costume they had, which is why he's never appeared since[[/note]], and G Den-O all use modified Den-O suits, but the most obvious is Nega Den-O, whose suit is literally just Den-O's Sword Form with purple armor instead of red and blue, flame-like decals applied to it.
*** Special mention also goes to ''Series/KamenRiderGaim''; not only does the Summer movie feature a [[PaintItBlack black]] Gaim, but it introduces Mars and Kamuro, whose apple-themed Golden and Silver Arms suits would later be repurposed for Jam's Darkness Arms in the final episode, Idunn's Ringo Arms and Saviour's Blood Zakuro in the Gaim Gaiden direct-to-video movies. On top of this, Darkness Arms uses a black version of Gaim's Daidaimaru sword while Ringo Arms wields Mars' sword and shield and Blood Zakuro uses a red Daidaimaru.
** Besides villains, movie-exclusive Rider suits are more often than not repaints/modifications to existing suits. ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' does this in spades, as all three of his movies feature forms that are modified from his standard All Dragon Style (two of them also being modifications of his ultimate form, Infinity Style).
** ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' has this built right in naturally. Decade can turn into past Riders, [[TheRival Diend]] can summon copies of them, and visiting AlternateUniverse versions of past series allowed the re-use of Rider '''and''' MonsterOfTheWeek costumes and props. In a smaller example, Diend's card holder originally belonged to [[Series/KamenRiderDenO Kamen Rider Zeronos]], the only change being a small disc with Diend's logo being put on the front.
** ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'' borrows the masks of the [[Series/JikuuSenshiSpielban Kinclons]] / [[Series/VRTroopers Skugs]].
** The Zectrooper uniforms from ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'' have been reused in bulk, likely because Toei just has ''so many'' of them. ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' used them for the three Leo Soldiers, ''Series/KamenRiderW'' used them for the Commander Dopant's {{Mooks}}, and ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' reused them as Megahex's minions.
** An odd example comes from the ''KamenRiderDenO'' movie ''The Onigashima Warship'', where the villains' {{Mook}}s are Raydragoons from ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki''. The costume design book "Detail of Heroes" explains that this happened because Toei had lots of Raydragoon suits left over from the American series ''Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight''.
** In ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', the Man of the Beginning costume worn by [[spoiler:Kouta at the end of the series]] combines Gaim's [[SuperMode Kiwami Arms]] suit (minus the helmet and sporting a new cape) with the chestplate from Kurokage (painted silver). This actually makes for a weird irony, since Kiwami Arms is by far the strongest character in the series and Kurokage is by far the weakest.
** In ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'', the rusted sword that becomes Kamen Rider Brave's Gashacon Sword is a modified version of [[Series/KamenRiderKuuga Kuuga]]'s Titan Sword.
* ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' is another Toku example in that one set of Mooks is togged out in long robes and hoods over some very familiar masks: the Golem Hei/Putty Patrollers from ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger''/''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. Queen Serenity's crown was another ''Zyuranger'' holdover, having been worn by Princess Yui in flashbacks.
* ''Series/{{Moonlight}}'' and ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' shared a set involving a large sign and associated metalwork on top of a building.
* ''Series/RemoteControl'' used game stage props from earlier seasons as decorations in the StudioAudience section in later seasons; the show also used props from ''Series/FindersKeepers'' on the set.

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* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'':
** The CIC set for the Battlestar Pegasus in the 2000s ''Battlestar Galactica'' was originally built as the bridge of the Jupiter 2 for an unaired pilot of a ''Series/LostInSpace'' remake directed by John Woo; the set was put in storage, and underwent only minor alteration for its use on ''BSG''.
** ''Galactica'' itself averted this trope by auctioning off a huge number of props, uniforms, set pieces, and curios to raise money for ''Series/{{Caprica}}''. [[ShaggyDogStory Which was canceled after less than one season.]]
** The 1970's series of ''{{Series/Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'' used the botanical ships from ''Film/SilentRunning'' as part of the rag-tag fleet fleeing the Cylon tyranny.
** Scenes from the original ''Battlestar Galactica'', including use of the ship, the shuttle, and Vipers were all re-used to make the movie ''Film/SpaceMutiny'', which was then parodied by ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** The Federation transporter pads in the various series all use parts of the original one from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', usually flipping it or swapping out decals. This sort of thing was done fairly often, using parts of one show's sets for the ones that follow.
** The propmasters of all incarnations of ''Trek'' were rather quite, well, masterful at prop recycling; most props were recycled either from other shows or movies or even recycled from other episodes of any given preceding ''Trek'' incarnation including itself. Starship models, even in the CGI era, were particularly prone to this, the end result being several different alien races, separated by the entire length of the galaxy or even by centuries in some cases (or even both) used variations of the same ship design in various scales (or their medical scanner or communications relay would bear an odd resemblance to a certain race's ship). In addition, one gets the impression that Starfleet never throws ''anything'' out, with starship designs introduced in ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' and ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' shown still being widely used by Starfleet a century later in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' and ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''.
**
Most of the sets set from the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' era failed 2001 revival of ''Trek'' owe their existence to ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture''. Almost every single subsequent starship interior, including those of Picard's ''USS Enterprise,'' ''USS Voyager'' and so on, and even Klingon ship interiors, were redresses of the ''Enterprise'' interior from that film (namely, all eponymous ships [but not stations] shared the same hallway interiors, and Klingon bridges were actually the redress of the engineering room from the film). These 30+ year old sets survived until shortly after ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' wrapped up, in which they were destroyed by having accidentally been left out in the rain; some were painstakingly recreated for the final episode of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.
** [[http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/inconsistencies.htm This site]] has a massive list of re-used ''Trek'' props, sets, [[RubberForeheadAliens make-up]], etc. Just scroll down and click on anything that starts with "Re-Used". [[https://www.modernprops.com/Details1b.asp?dept=195&category=290&item=1 These bad boys]] (a.k.a. the Blinky double tube that serve no purpose) have to be the ''patron saint'' of recycled props.
** This also occurs with special effects and models. A {{Retcon}} was made to justify why both Klingons and Romulans had the same D-7 Battle Cruiser, just so they could reuse the model. The ''Voyager'' episode "Dragon's Teeth" has a series of subspace corridors that was simply a different color and miscellaneous debris thrown into the quantum slipstream drive effect. In the ''Voyager'' episode "Warlord", they reused a ship model from the ''Next Generation'' episode "Unification". And especially as the series tilted towards CG ships, many different ships were recolored, resized and/or slightly modified from prior CG models to save time and money.
** In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' they sent out some people to go get unusual salt and pepper shakers for the mess hall scenes, so to look "futuristic". The ones they got were rejected because it was decided this would just confuse the viewers and they wound up using normal looking ones. The weird ones were moved to the sick bay and became advanced tech medical instruments.
** The bombardier-like window of a spacecraft in one episode of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''
''Series/CardSharks'' was reused for ''[[Series/{{Whammy}} Whammy! The All-New Press Your Luck]]'', as was announcer Gary Kroeger.
* In season 25, ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' introduced
a portal to special electronic wedge called the Xindi aquarians the following season.
** A piece of Borg debris in the episode "Regeneration" was a spare ''Enterprise-E'' saucer section left over from ''Film/StarTrekNemesis''.
** An example that has gone unnoticed for decades: Paramount altered Col. Philip Green's jumpsuit from the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The Savage Curtain" into [[Series/MorkAndMindy Mork's spacesuit]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo4WjJDjE5w Ya rly. And that's not the only thing they recycled...]] This is also a bit of hilarious irony to ''Star Trek'' fans, since Col. Philip Green is, in the ''Star Trek'' universe, the 21st century answer to ''Hitler'', who organized the extermination of 30 million radiation-mutated people
Big Money Wedge, which featured neon and was a symbol of xenophobic sentiment for centuries.
** Another bit from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' to show up on ''Series/MorkAndMindy'' was the spacesuit from "The Tholian Web". Mindy's dad showed up wearing it in one episode.
** In the ''Next Generation'' episode "Pen Pals", the spectral analyzer used by a survey team in one scene is in fact the Oscillation Overthruster from ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension''. This may have been a shout-out, as prop-master Michael Okuda was a huge BB fan.
* ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' uses props from ''Stargate'' and ''Stargate Atlantis'', especially in the realm of "futuristic" weaponry. Most noticable is a triple-barreled assault rifle first used by the Genii and Satedan against the Wraith, shows up in ''Eureka'' with Jo the police woman holding it.
* ''Series/TheOuterLimits'', an anthology series, does this with their own props so much you can practically make a drinking game of it.
* ''Franchise/KamenRider'':
** The franchise has recycled settings several times the last couple of series. That river under the bridge? The construction site full of concrete pipes? That building with all the windows? {{Tokusatsu}} in general is kind of bad about this. Despite every ''Kamen Rider'' and ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series supposedly using a distinct set of enemies and for the most part being distinct some costumes have clearly been used in at least a dozen series over the years. There's one in particular (yellowy brown with lots of spiky appendages sticking out) that seems to have been used at least once every couple of years since the early nineties.
*** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Area_Outer_Underground_Discharge_Channel Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel]] has appeared prominently a few times, including Series/KamenRiderDecade's [[TimeStandsStill high-speed]] battle with [[Series/KamenRiderKabuto TheBee]], the music
video for ''Series/KamenRiderDouble''[='s=] movie's theme song, and as part of the spaceship XV-Two in ''Series/KamenRiderFourze''[='s=] movie.
** Additionally, movie-exclusive Villain Riders from the Heisei era (2000 onwards) tend to use modified versions of the hero Rider's costume and gear. It's easiest to spot with ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'', simply because it's had so many movies: Gaoh, Yu-Ki[[note]]Technically Yu-Ki is a remodel of Gaoh; it seems Toei modified the last/only Gaoh costume they had, which is why he's never appeared since[[/note]], and G Den-O all use modified Den-O suits, but the most obvious is Nega Den-O, whose suit is literally just Den-O's Sword Form with purple armor instead of red and blue, flame-like decals applied to it.
*** Special mention also goes to ''Series/KamenRiderGaim''; not only does the Summer movie feature a [[PaintItBlack black]] Gaim, but it introduces Mars and Kamuro, whose apple-themed Golden and Silver Arms suits would later be repurposed for Jam's Darkness Arms in the final episode, Idunn's Ringo Arms and Saviour's Blood Zakuro in the Gaim Gaiden direct-to-video movies. On top of this, Darkness Arms uses a black version of Gaim's Daidaimaru sword while Ringo Arms wields Mars' sword and shield and Blood Zakuro uses a red Daidaimaru.
** Besides villains, movie-exclusive Rider suits are more often than not repaints/modifications to existing suits. ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' does this in spades, as all three of his movies feature forms
screen that are modified from his standard All Dragon Style (two of them also being modifications of his ultimate form, Infinity Style).
** ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' has this built right in naturally. Decade can turn into past Riders, [[TheRival Diend]] can summon copies of them, and visiting AlternateUniverse versions of past series allowed the re-use of Rider '''and''' MonsterOfTheWeek costumes and props. In a smaller example, Diend's card holder originally belonged to [[Series/KamenRiderDenO Kamen Rider Zeronos]], the only change being a small disc with Diend's logo being put on the front.
** ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'' borrows the masks of the [[Series/JikuuSenshiSpielban Kinclons]] / [[Series/VRTroopers Skugs]].
** The Zectrooper uniforms from ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'' have been reused in bulk, likely because Toei just has ''so many'' of them. ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' used them for the three Leo Soldiers, ''Series/KamenRiderW'' used them for the Commander Dopant's {{Mooks}}, and ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' reused them as Megahex's minions.
** An odd example comes from the ''KamenRiderDenO'' movie ''The Onigashima Warship'', where the villains' {{Mook}}s are Raydragoons from ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki''. The costume design book "Detail of Heroes" explains that this happened because Toei had lots of Raydragoon suits left over from the American series ''Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight''.
** In ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', the Man of the Beginning costume worn by [[spoiler:Kouta
alternated among dollar amounts. When it was retired at the end of the series]] combines Gaim's [[SuperMode Kiwami Arms]] suit (minus season, the helmet and sporting a new cape) with the chestplate from Kurokage (painted silver). This actually makes wedge was recycled for a weird irony, since Kiwami Arms is by far redesign of the strongest character Jackpot Wedge.
** For a few casino-themed weeks
in the series and Kurokage is by far mid-2000s, they replaced the weakest.
** In ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'',
usual video wall behind the rusted sword contestants with a giant replica of a slot machine that becomes Kamen Rider Brave's Gashacon Sword is a modified version of [[Series/KamenRiderKuuga Kuuga]]'s Titan Sword.
* ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' is another Toku example in that one set of Mooks is togged out in long robes and hoods over some very familiar masks: the Golem Hei/Putty Patrollers from ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger''/''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''. Queen Serenity's crown
featured three video walls for tumblers. This prop was another ''Zyuranger'' holdover, having been worn by Princess Yui recycled in flashbacks.
* ''Series/{{Moonlight}}'' and ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' shared
2006 when a set involving {{pilot}} was shot for a large sign and associated metalwork on top revival of a building.
* ''Series/RemoteControl'' used game stage props from earlier seasons as decorations in the StudioAudience section in later seasons; the show also used props from ''Series/FindersKeepers'' on the set.
''Series/TheJokersWild'', but said pilot was not picked up for series.



* The Family Channel may take the cake for prop recycling for three game shows they aired in 1994; Boggle, Shuffle, and Jumble. All three of them used the exact same glass tiled walls, contestant podiums, and telephone keypad set piece, redressed each time in an attempt to make each show look unique. The props weren't all that got recycled; all three also shared the same music package, sound effects, host, and announcer.
* ''Series/TheMunsters'' episode "If a Martian Answers, Hang Up" features a gag at the end of the episode in which one of the alien suits from the original ''Series/{{The Outer Limits|1963}}'' makes a cameo appearance.
* The producers of ''Film/{{UHF}}'' struck a deal with KOED-11, the PBS station (part of a statewide network) in Tulsa to build a news set in their studio. The Tulsa station used the set for their own broadcasts for a couple years afterward.
* The UsefulNotes/ColdWar DayOfTheJackboot mini-series ''Series/{{Amerika}}'' has the DirtyCommunists flying over the United States in helicopters reused from ''Film/BlueThunder''. Except they're [[BlackHelicopter no longer blue]].
* Most of the set from the failed 2001 revival of ''Series/CardSharks'' was reused for ''[[Series/{{Whammy}} Whammy! The All-New Press Your Luck]]'', as was announcer Gary Kroeger.
* ''Franchise/UltraSeries'':
** One of ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''[='=]s earliest monster battles was against Jirass, a monster that was very clearly an old Franchise/{{Godzilla}} costume painted green and a neck frill added. Said frill is ripped off very early in the fight, presumably because the scriptwriters knew they wouldn't be fooling anybody.
** One of the most famous examples among fans from the franchise's early days was the frequent usage of Toho's [[{{Franchise/Godzilla}} Baragon]] suit. The suit was used by Tsuburaya to play four different monsters: the uranium-eating Pagos from ''Series/UltraQ'', as well as three ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' opponents, the electricity-eating Neronga, the mole-like Magular, and the cone-headed Gabora. Every time, the suit was given a different head, and sometimes the body received minor modifications like spikes or different colours. Unfortunately, Tsuburaya's usage of the Baragon suit ended up damaging it beyond use, so when Toho recalled the suit for ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters'', Baragon was relegated to a few quick cameos. In the 2000s, Tsuburaya Productions brought back the tradition when they created the Baragon-like Geronga for ''Series/UltramanMax'' and modified the suit for Neronga and Magular's reappearances in ''Series/UltraGalaxyMegaMonsterBattle''. This time, the suits have stayed in good condition for a longer period.
** Many other monster costumes were also recycled, most often for modification into newer monsters (the list is very long). But since 2005, Tsuburaya has dropped the constant churn-out of new monsters in favour of bringing back [[EnsembleDarkhorse iconic,]] [[MascotMook popular,]] and [[BreakoutVillain classic monsters]] from all the dozen or so previous entries (some of which hadn't reappeared in decades) and reusing the suits for multiple movies and TV series (occasionally with minor artistic adjustments). Popular monsters like Gomora, Red King, and Zetton have been seen in every entry since their returns. [[TropesAreNotBad Saves on budget and entertains older fans while introducing the younger ones to iconics that hadn't been seen since their debuts.]] The same also applies with the Ultramen suits.
* In season 25, ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' introduced a special electronic wedge called the Big Money Wedge, which featured neon and a video screen that alternated among dollar amounts. When it was retired at the end of the season, the wedge was recycled for a redesign of the Jackpot Wedge.
** For a few casino-themed weeks in the mid-2000s, they replaced the usual video wall behind the contestants with a giant replica of a slot machine that featured three video walls for tumblers. This prop was recycled in 2006 when a {{pilot}} was shot for a revival of ''Series/TheJokersWild'', but said pilot was not picked up for series.
* ''Series/TheLoveBoat'' literally ''will not'' "be taking another run". [[http://now.msn.com/entertainment/0309-love-boat-ship-scrapped.aspx It was scrapped (recycled!) in March of 2012]].
* At the end of the ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' pilot episode "Something Wicca This Way Comes", Prue is seen holding the same newspaper from ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'', [[LineOfSightName where Daniel Hillard gets his eponymous alias from]].
* Another (or possibly the same?) prop newspaper has been [[http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2010/06/07/the_story_behind_the_recycled_newspaper_prop.html used for decades]]. Recently [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=524930587536399&set=a.223098324386295.105971.205344452828349&type=1&ref=nf someone noticed]] that Ed O'Neill was reading it in ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' and is still reading it in ''Series/ModernFamily''.
* The Submarine set in the ''Series/{{JAG}}'' episode "Shadow" was the one built for the movie ''Film/CrimsonTide''.
* ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury'':
** Uniforms belonging to Viper pilots on ''Battlestar Galactica'' are worn by guards in the episode, "Cosmic Whiz Kid".
** The distinctive throttles from the Vipers themselves also turned up in ''Roger'''s enemy starfighters.
** The land vehicle that resembles a tank/personnel carrier from ''Battlestar Galactica'' is used in the pilot movie.
* In the episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E18HollywoodBabylon "Hollywood Babylon"]] of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', the set of of the horror movie ''[[ShowWithinAShow Hell Hazers II: The Reckoning]]'' has items from other ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episodes including the water tower from [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E08CrossroadBlues "Crossroad Blues" (S02, Ep08)]] and the cabin from [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E16Roadkill "Roadkill" (S02, Ep16)]].
* A skit in ''Series/TheBasilBrushShow'' where Basil attempts to scale the Himalayas, is saved by a [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Yeti]] from an avalanche and then they all have a DancePartyEnding uses the Yeti [[PeopleInRubberSuits suit]] from the Second Doctor ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "The Web of Fear". Because of this, it's available as a special feature on the DVD release of another Second Doctor serial, "The Mind Robber".
* In ''Series/QueerAsFolk'', Stuart buys Vince a replica of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' RobotBuddy K-9 in an attempt to buy his affection, and it plays a prominent MacGuffin role in the last couple of episodes. The replica is the BBC's actual K-9 prop.
* The BBC's 1980s adaptation of ''Literature/MissMarple'', in "4.50 From Paddington", has one of the main characters dressed in the distinctive red polka-dot velvet smoking jacket that the Fourth Doctor wore in "The Talons of Weng-Chiang".
* Following the [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames 2010 Winter Olympics]] in Vancouver, Creator/{{CTV}}'s Vancouver station repurposed portions of CTV's Olympic set for its news studio.
* {{Series/The Sentinel}} uses some prop cars from {{Series/Viper}} like the Dodge Intrepid police cars. Both series were filmed in Vancouver.
* The badge seen on all of Arnold Rimmer's uniforms on ''Series/RedDwarf'' is a Golgafrinchum hat badge from ''Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' turned upside-down.
** The Tank guard helmets seen throughout Series 8 are exact replicas of Hudzen-10's helmet from Series 3's "The Last Day".
** The machinery walls the crew run past in Series 5's "Quarantine" are also run by during "The Inquisiter" and Series 4's "Justice".
** The GELF ships from Series 7's "Ouroborous" are made of parts from Ace Rimmer's gun and motorcycle from "stoke Me A Clipper".
* For a ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' scene showing Lex Luthor in the future as the President of the United States, rather than building a whole new set for a short scene they flew Lex's actor to from Vancouver to L.A. and shot it on ''Series/TheWestWing'''s standing Oval Office set.
* In ''Series/ThePrisoner1967'' several different side characters in various episodes are seen wearing the same number badges. This was due to a simple budgetary reason as they reused the same limited pool of printed badges throughout the series. At the same time, it is perfectly in line with the spirit of the series that people would come and go and the numbers be reassigned.
* A episode of ''Series/TheMonkees'' featured Davy Jones wearing one of the distnctive Happy Fingers beanies from ''Film/The5000FingersofDrT''.
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** This is most prominent in the late '70s and early '80s between ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/BlakesSeven'', where the shows shared an excessive amount of props and costumes. Romana I and Servalan wore the same white feather cloak, the guards in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E3Frontios Frontios]]" wore the Federation guards' helmets from B7 and certain idiosyncratic wall panels show up ''all the time''. Of course, the series shared writers and producers as well and Creator/TerryNation even planned a real crossover at one point. The most controversial example of this was the use of a ''Doctor Who'' Sea Devil costume for the monster in the ''Blake's 7'' fourth season opening episode "Rescue". The ''Doctor Who'' team at the time were reportedly extremely angry that no permission had been requested (and also wouldn't have granted it).

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** This is most prominent in the late '70s and early '80s between ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/BlakesSeven'', where the shows shared an excessive amount of props and costumes. Romana I and Servalan wore the same white feather cloak, the guards in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E3Frontios Frontios]]" wore the Federation guards' helmets from B7 B7, and certain idiosyncratic wall panels show up ''all the time''. Of course, the series shared writers and producers as well well, and Creator/TerryNation even planned a real crossover at one point. The most controversial example of this was the use of a ''Doctor Who'' [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E3TheSeaDevils Sea Devil Devil]] costume for the monster in the ''Blake's 7'' fourth season opening episode opening, "Rescue". The ''Doctor Who'' team at the time were reportedly extremely angry that no permission had been requested (and also wouldn't have granted it).



** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice "The Vampires of Venice"]], Amy is strapped into the Cyberking's throne from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E14TheNextDoctor "The Next Doctor"]].



*** The levers that seal the doors in the escape pod from the ''Alaska'' was first seen in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia "Utopia"]], when the Master shuts down the bunker's defences.



*** It makes a reappearance in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E2TheWitchsFamiliar "The Witch's Familiar"]], along with many other classic series Daleks.



** Clara wears a badge in "Nightmare in Silver" which was originally a Space Corps Super Infinity Fleet badge from the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Trojan".

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** Clara wears a badge in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver "Nightmare in Silver" Silver"]] which was originally a Space Corps Super Infinity Fleet badge from the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Trojan".
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** Additionally, movie-exclusive Villain Riders from the Heisei era (2000 onwards) tend to use modified versions of the hero Rider's costume and gear. It's easiest to spot with ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'', simply because it's had so many movies: Gaoh, Yu-Ki, and G Den-O all use modified Den-O suits, but the most obvious is Nega Den-O, whose suit is literally just Den-O's Sword Form with purple armor instead of red and blue, flame-like decals applied to it.

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*** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Area_Outer_Underground_Discharge_Channel Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel]] has appeared prominently a few times, including Series/KamenRiderDecade's [[TimeStandsStill high-speed]] battle with [[Series/KamenRiderKabuto TheBee]], the music video for ''Series/KamenRiderDouble''[='s=] movie's theme song, and as part of the spaceship XV-Two in ''Series/KamenRiderFourze''[='s=] movie.
** Additionally, movie-exclusive Villain Riders from the Heisei era (2000 onwards) tend to use modified versions of the hero Rider's costume and gear. It's easiest to spot with ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'', simply because it's had so many movies: Gaoh, Yu-Ki, Yu-Ki[[note]]Technically Yu-Ki is a remodel of Gaoh; it seems Toei modified the last/only Gaoh costume they had, which is why he's never appeared since[[/note]], and G Den-O all use modified Den-O suits, but the most obvious is Nega Den-O, whose suit is literally just Den-O's Sword Form with purple armor instead of red and blue, flame-like decals applied to it.



** Besides villains, movie-exclusive Rider suits are more often than not repaints/modifications to existing suits. ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' does this in spades, as all three of his movies feature forms that are modified from his standard All Dragon Style (two of them also being modifications of his ultimate form, Infinity Style).



** The Zectrooper uniforms from ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'' have been reused in bulk, likely because Toei just has ''so many'' of them. ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' used them for the three Leo Soldiers, ''Series/KamenRiderW'' used them for the Commander Dopant's {{Mooks}}, and ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' is set to reuse them as Megahex's minions.

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** The Zectrooper uniforms from ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'' have been reused in bulk, likely because Toei just has ''so many'' of them. ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' used them for the three Leo Soldiers, ''Series/KamenRiderW'' used them for the Commander Dopant's {{Mooks}}, and ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' is set to reuse reused them as Megahex's minions.


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** In ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'', the rusted sword that becomes Kamen Rider Brave's Gashacon Sword is a modified version of [[Series/KamenRiderKuuga Kuuga]]'s Titan Sword.
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