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19th Nov '17 12:49:00 PM Malady
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* The interest in masked characters (i.e. [[Film/VForVendetta V]], [[Film/SpeedRacer Racer X]]) in the Wachowskis' films might have something to do with their reclusiveness and Lana having to live most of her life as Larry (and Lana's sister Lilly having to go through the same thing).

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* The interest in masked characters (i.e. [[Film/VForVendetta V]], Film/{{V|ForVendetta}}, [[Film/SpeedRacer Racer X]]) in the Wachowskis' films might have something to do with their reclusiveness and Lana having to live most of her life as Larry (and Lana's sister Lilly having to go through the same thing).



** In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Cost of Living", Counselor Troi's mother Lwaxana reveals that she's suddenly marrying again. Creator/MajelBarrett (Lwaxana) had just lost her husband, ''Franchise/StarTrek'' creator/GeneRoddenberry, several months earlier, adding another layer to Lwaxana pondering marriage again.

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** In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Cost of Living", Counselor Troi's mother Lwaxana reveals that she's suddenly marrying again. Creator/MajelBarrett (Lwaxana) had just lost her husband, ''Franchise/StarTrek'' creator/GeneRoddenberry, Creator/GeneRoddenberry, several months earlier, adding another layer to Lwaxana pondering marriage again.
16th Nov '17 3:45:35 PM pinkdalek
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** The Fourth Doctor audio drama "The Justice of Jalxar" contains a scene where the Doctor has to protect a group of innocents by confessing to all the crimes he has committed to a homicidal justice robot, so it would pursue him rather than the ordinary people. His confession is structured like a Catholic confession and involves him begging "mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa", something absurdly uncomfortable to listeners aware that Creator/TomBaker had spent years as a Catholic monk not allowed to look at people's faces, forbidden to laugh, repeatedly made to repeat that he was worthless and told that if he ever left he would go mad outside, leaving him with lifelong emotional damage.
** On a similar, less obscure note, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E5TheBrainOfMorbius The Brain of Morbius]]"'s plot kicks off when a religious fanatic looks up to make eye contact with Tom Baker's Doctor and becomes infatuated with his face. This is peculiarly similar to a formative experience Tom Baker recounts in his biography, where, as a monk forbidden to look at faces, he'd accidentally glanced up to see another novice and become infatuated with his face.

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** There are a lot of examples to do with Creator/TomBaker, as he was the most blatant example of MetaCasting yet seen on the whole show, and Creator/RobertHolmes, who edited much of his era, thought he was an interesting person enough that he deliberately wrote [[ActorSharedBackground elements inspired by Baker's life into the Doctor's backstory]], or would use the show to criticise aspects of Baker's behaviour.
*** One of the Fourth Doctor's most overwhelmingly common villain templates was religious fanatics or ritual-obsessed villains, usually in robes and using Catholic-inflected iconography. He had spent his teens and the beginning of his 20s as a monk in an extremely repressive environment and still carried emotional damage from this, and enjoyed [[CreatorBreakdown the opportunity to work out his issues by shouting at people in cassocks]], which the writers were happy to give him. In particular, Holmes based Time Lord society on the organisational style of the Catholic Church.
***"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E5TheBrainOfMorbius The Brain of Morbius]]"'s plot kicks off when a religious fanatic looks up to make eye contact with Tom Baker's Doctor and becomes infatuated with his face. This is peculiarly similar to a formative experience Tom Baker recounts in his biography, where, as a monk forbidden to look at faces, he'd accidentally glanced up to see another novice and become infatuated with his face.
*** Creator/RobertHolmes wrote "The Talons of Weng-Chiang" at a time when Baker's mental health was starting to fail him, and his ego and drinking habit was beginning to cause production issues and public embarrassment. The story portrays the Doctor as very selfish and aloof, paying little attention to Leela and trying to ditch her four times (as Baker hated the character and had been pushing for her to be written out), contains a setpiece where the Doctor intentionally upstages another actor on a stage as a mindgame (Baker often hogged scenes and stepped on lines to abuse actors he disliked), and also portrays the Doctor as having a secret alcohol stash.
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The Fourth Doctor audio drama "The Justice of Jalxar" contains a scene where the Doctor has to protect a group of innocents by confessing to all the crimes he has committed to a homicidal justice robot, so it would pursue him rather than the ordinary people. His confession is structured like a Catholic confession and involves him begging "mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa", something absurdly uncomfortable to listeners aware that Creator/TomBaker had spent years as a Catholic monk not allowed to look at people's faces, forbidden to laugh, repeatedly made to repeat that he was worthless and told that if he ever left he would go mad outside, leaving him with lifelong emotional damage.
** On a similar, less obscure note, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E5TheBrainOfMorbius The Brain of Morbius]]"'s plot kicks off when a religious fanatic looks up to make eye contact with Tom Baker's Doctor and becomes infatuated with his face. This is peculiarly similar to a formative experience Tom Baker recounts in his biography, where, as a monk forbidden to look at faces, he'd accidentally glanced up to see another novice and become infatuated with his face.
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11th Nov '17 6:07:08 PM Prfnoff
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* Similarly, in ''Film/SoylentGreen'' the tears that Thorn sheds for Sol near the climax are real, as Charlton Heston is crying for Edward G Robinson who was dying of cancer at the time (this was Robinson's last film).

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* Similarly, in ''Film/SoylentGreen'' the tears that Thorn sheds for Sol near the climax are real, as Charlton Heston is crying for Edward G Robinson Creator/EdwardGRobinson who was dying of cancer at the time (this was Robinson's last film).



* ''Film/{{Transformers}}: Revenge of the Fallen'' wrote in a bit where Creator/ShiaLaBeouf's character Sam gets his hand injured, due to Shia actually injuring his hand when in a car accident during filming. Considering the nature of the movie, it didn't affect filming much at all.

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* ''Film/{{Transformers}}: Revenge of the Fallen'' ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' wrote in a bit where Creator/ShiaLaBeouf's character Sam gets his hand injured, due to Shia actually injuring his hand when in a car accident during filming. Considering the nature of the movie, it didn't affect filming much at all.



* ''Dallas'' had to do this twice with the patriarch of the Ewing family. Jock Ewing was killed off in the fourth season of the original series after actor Jim Davis passed away prior to the season. Then, in a eerily similar situation, JR was killed off in the second season of the new series following Larry Hagman's death.

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* ''Dallas'' ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' had to do this twice with the patriarch of the Ewing family. Jock Ewing was killed off in the fourth season of the original series after actor Jim Davis passed away prior to the season. Then, in a eerily similar situation, JR was killed off in the second season of the new series following Larry Hagman's death.
3rd Nov '17 5:43:55 PM jormis29
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*** And the maternity leave of Jessica Capshaw (Arizona) led to a hugely important arc: [[spoiler:Arizona leaves for Africa, she and Callie break up, Callie sleeps with Mark and gets pregnant, Arizona returns and they reunite and decide to raise the baby all together, Arizona ends up proposing and Callie says yes immediately after a near-fatal car accident.]] A rather extreme example of RealLifeWritesThePlot.

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*** And the maternity leave of Jessica Capshaw Creator/JessicaCapshaw (Arizona) led to a hugely important arc: [[spoiler:Arizona leaves for Africa, she and Callie break up, Callie sleeps with Mark and gets pregnant, Arizona returns and they reunite and decide to raise the baby all together, Arizona ends up proposing and Callie says yes immediately after a near-fatal car accident.]] A rather extreme example of RealLifeWritesThePlot.
3rd Nov '17 10:54:04 AM Premonition45
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** ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' got in a few great lines in its fifth season when Nana Visitor (Major Kira) was pregnant with Alexander Siddig (Dr. Bashir)'s child. Since Kira was the show's female lead, this would have been hard to hide, so the writers resorted to a plot twist: another character's baby had to be ''transplanted into Kira'' to save its life after an accident, and then (because of Kira's biology) couldn't be taken back out before the due date. In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E01ApocalypseRising}} Apocalypse Rising]]", Kira is talking with Dr. Bashir, she gets off the line "this [pregnancy] is all '''''YOUR''''' fault." The best part was probably in the episode "The Begotten", where Bashir finally delivers the little snot. Visitor gets the line "YOU DID THIS TO ME!" Common enough in media, where the woman in labor shouts at the father.

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** ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' got in a few great lines in its fifth season when Nana Visitor (Major Kira) was pregnant with Alexander Siddig (Dr. Bashir)'s child. Since Kira was the show's female lead, this would have been hard to hide, so the writers resorted to a plot twist: another character's Keiko O'Brien was pregnant, and her baby had to be ''transplanted into Kira'' to save its life after an accident, and then (because of Kira's biology) couldn't be taken back out before the due date. In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E01ApocalypseRising}} Apocalypse Rising]]", Kira is talking with Dr. Bashir, she gets off the line "this [pregnancy] is all '''''YOUR''''' fault." The best part was probably in the episode "The Begotten", where Bashir finally delivers the little snot. Visitor gets the line "YOU DID THIS TO ME!" Common enough in media, where the woman in labor shouts at the father.


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** In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Cost of Living", Counselor Troi's mother Lwaxana reveals that she's suddenly marrying again. Creator/MajelBarrett (Lwaxana) had just lost her husband, ''Franchise/StarTrek'' creator/GeneRoddenberry, several months earlier, adding another layer to Lwaxana pondering marriage again.
2nd Nov '17 2:42:19 PM LadyNorbert
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* Coca-Cola's first television ad with newly signed spokesperson Jordan Spieth was intended to feature the golfer enjoying a Coke on the golf course during a hot day. However, the day the commercial was being shot, it began to pour rain and would not let up. This forced the creators to change the ad concept on the fly. The result? [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RU1Hw-ItmMg Spieth trying to pass time while waiting for rain to let up so he can film a Coke commercial.]]

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* Coca-Cola's first television ad with newly signed spokesperson Jordan Spieth was intended to feature the golfer enjoying a Coke on the golf course during a hot day. However, the day the commercial was being shot, it began to pour rain and would not let up. This forced the creators to change the ad concept on the fly. The result? [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RU1Hw-ItmMg [[https://youtu.be/zDMe3ptHHUk Spieth trying to pass time while waiting for rain to let up so he can film a Coke commercial.]]
2nd Nov '17 2:39:29 PM LadyNorbert
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* In the RealPersonFic, Fanfic/IceIceBaby, the authors frequently base events off of real-life celebrity scandals and drama. Also, the authors, two theater kids, have recently been adding many musical theater inspired subplots to the fic, including Zachary Quinto's production of "Cobweb!", which features several references to their own high school theater experiences.
* The ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' fan film, ''Power/Rangers'' does this with two of the original Rangers from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' and the actors who played them in the series proper as it had Trini's funeral after the Rangers' final battle (reflecting Thuy Trang's passing) and Billy is shown as having come out as gay (reflecting David Yost, who is gay himself).

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* In the RealPersonFic, Fanfic/IceIceBaby, RealPersonFic ''Fanfic/IceIceBaby'', the authors frequently base events off of real-life celebrity scandals and drama. Also, the authors, two theater kids, have recently been adding many musical theater inspired subplots to the fic, including Zachary Quinto's production of "Cobweb!", which features several references to their own high school theater experiences.
* The ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' fan film, film ''Power/Rangers'' does this with two of the original Rangers from ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' and the actors who played them in the series proper proper, as it had Trini's funeral after the Rangers' final battle (reflecting Thuy Trang's passing) and Billy is shown as having come out as gay (reflecting David Yost, who is gay himself).




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* In the ''Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook'' series, it's explicitly stated that the founders of the eponymous school decided to establish it for the children of [[Franchise/DragonAge Thedas]] because they were never able to have children of their own. This is also true of one of the authors.
31st Oct '17 10:48:52 AM Allronix
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* The infamous "teddy bear meets airlock" and the annoyance over merchandising? Yeah, JMS had a lot of pent-up frustration, particularly at Kenner, over their interference with ''WesterenAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' to make the series more {{Toyetic}}, so when he had an opportunity to take a clean shot at toy companies, he did so with glee.

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* ** The infamous "teddy bear meets airlock" and the annoyance over merchandising? Yeah, JMS had a lot of pent-up frustration, particularly at Kenner, over their interference with ''WesterenAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' to make the series more {{Toyetic}}, so when he had an opportunity to take a clean shot at toy companies, he did so with glee.
31st Oct '17 10:37:51 AM Allronix
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* The infamous "teddy bear meets airlock" and the annoyance over merchandising? Yeah, JMS had a lot of pent-up frustration, particularly at Kenner, over their interference with ''WesterenAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' to make the series more {{Toyetic}}, so when he had an opportunity to take a clean shot at toy companies, he did so with glee.
27th Oct '17 1:14:59 AM bowserbros
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** In late 2014, Bowie was diagnosed with liver cancer. ''[[Music/{{Blackstar}} ★]]'', recorded early the following year, was composed as a way for Bowie to reflect on this information and the very real possibility that the disease would kill him. [[YouCantFightFate It would]]: his cancer was declared terminal in November, and he passed away on January 10, 2016, two days after both ''★''[='s=] release and his 69th birthday.

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** In late 2014, Bowie was diagnosed with liver cancer. ''[[Music/{{Blackstar}} ★]]'', recorded early the following year, was composed as a way for Bowie to reflect on this information and the very real possibility that the disease would kill him. [[YouCantFightFate It would]]: did]]: his cancer was declared terminal in November, and he passed away on January 10, 2016, two days after both ''★''[='s=] release and his 69th birthday.
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