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11th May '18 3:28:35 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/GreysAnatomy'': Actor Isaiah Washington (Preston Burke) was canned from the show at the end of the season 3, causing his character's romantic storyline with Sandra Oh's Christina Yang to end rather abruptly, with her stood up at the altar and going to his apartment to find out he'd cleaned house and left. Also, the sudden disappearance of Dr. Erica Hahn was due to the unexplainable firing of actress Brooke Smith.

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* ''Series/GreysAnatomy'': Actor Isaiah Washington (Preston Burke) was canned from the show at the end of the season 3, causing his character's romantic storyline with Sandra Oh's Creator/SandraOh's Christina Yang to end rather abruptly, with her stood up at the altar and going to his apartment to find out he'd cleaned house and left. Also, the sudden disappearance of Dr. Erica Hahn was due to the unexplainable firing of actress Brooke Smith.
29th Apr '18 11:25:43 PM tropeminer
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* One of the biggest examples of this is the allegory behind ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry''. The movie entails the forging of peace between long-standing enemies, {{the Federation}} and the Klingon Empire, as the Klingons face extinction following the destruction of their moon, Praxis. The film, released in 1991, bluntly parallels the ending of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar as tensions between the United States (the Federation) and the Soviet Union (Klingons) had subsided partially due to the potential damage done to Russia, one of the world's greatest superpowers, after the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 (the destruction of Praxis).
** Additionally, ''Star Trek VI'' marked the official GrandFinale for the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Original Series]]'' era of the Franchise/TrekVerse and was a major final bow for the original cast, hence their signatures at the end credits. It was also the last ''Star Trek'' production that series creator Creator/GeneRoddenberry was involved in as he passed away during filming.



* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'':
** The central plot of the movie, which involves a villain's plan to turn Starfleet into a more militaristic version of itself, is largely reflective of the fandom's concerns about the once-optimistic franchise taking a DarkerAndEdgier turn and overemphasizing action and conflict at the expense of creative storytelling. Fittingly, the movie ends with [[spoiler:Kirk and company beginning their five-year exploration mission]], with Kirk giving a speech about the importance of Starfleet [[RevisitingTheRoots staying true to its founding principles of peacekeeping and discovery]].
** The film can also be seen as an example of a once-good government taking increasingly dark and amoral actions in the name of protecting its citizens from a perceived outside threat, a subject that is very relevant to the post-9/11 western world.

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* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'':
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** ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'': The movie entails the forging of peace between long-standing enemies, {{the Federation}} and the Klingon Empire, as the Klingons face extinction following the destruction of their moon, Praxis. The film, released in 1991, bluntly parallels the ending of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar as tensions between the United States (the Federation) and the Soviet Union (Klingons) had subsided partially due to the potential damage done to Russia, one of the world's greatest superpowers, after the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 (the destruction of Praxis).
*** Additionally, ''Star Trek VI'' marked the official GrandFinale for the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Original Series]]'' era of the Franchise/TrekVerse and was a major final bow for the original cast, hence their signatures at the end credits. It was also the last ''Star Trek'' production that series creator Creator/GeneRoddenberry was involved in as he passed away days after watching the finished film.
** ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'':
The central plot of the movie, which involves a villain's plan to turn Starfleet into a more militaristic version of itself, is largely reflective of the fandom's concerns about the once-optimistic franchise taking a DarkerAndEdgier turn and overemphasizing action and conflict at the expense of creative storytelling. Fittingly, the movie ends with [[spoiler:Kirk and company beginning their five-year exploration mission]], with Kirk giving a speech about the importance of Starfleet [[RevisitingTheRoots staying true to its founding principles of peacekeeping and discovery]].
** *** The film can also be seen as an example of a once-good government taking increasingly dark and amoral actions in the name of protecting its citizens from a perceived outside threat, a subject that is very relevant to the post-9/11 western world.
28th Apr '18 8:08:43 PM comicwriter
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderMan'', the writers were forced to use the Hobgoblin before the more popular and iconic [[Comicbook/NormanOsborn Green Goblin]] [[MerchandiseDriven in order to help sell Hobgoblin action figures]]. Producer John Semper ''hated'' this, so after finally introducing Green Goblin in Season 3, he did the "Goblin War" episode, which ended with Hobgoblin being permanently PutOnABus. As if that weren't enough, the episode also had Green Goblin belittle Hobgoblin by dismissing him as a cheap wannabe, clearly mirroring Semper's own feelings about the character.
27th Apr '18 10:40:39 PM wingedcatgirl
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* ''Fanfic/TheBestRevenge'', among its other changes from canon, puts quite a bit more focus on what ''exactly'' happened to Lily and James's possessions after they died. As the author explains in her notes, her brother died shortly before she started writing the fic, and being the executor of his estate taught her that "personal possessions sometimes matter very much for all sorts of reasons".
22nd Apr '18 1:03:53 AM jormis29
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* In ''Series/TheWestWing'', Knowing that John Spencer (Leo [=McGarry=]), had [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim died]] in real life, makes the characters' reactions (especially those of Creator/KristinChenoweth) all the more poignant.

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* In ''Series/TheWestWing'', Knowing that John Spencer Creator/JohnSpencer (Leo [=McGarry=]), had [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim died]] in real life, makes the characters' reactions (especially those of Creator/KristinChenoweth) all the more poignant.
21st Apr '18 5:11:12 AM tropeminer
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* ''Film/ThePurge:
** [[Film/ThePurgeElectionYear Election Year]]'' was released during the 2016 U.S. presidential election and certain elements of the story were a too on the nose about it such as the blonde, female Presidential candidate being a less than subtle NoCelebritiesWereHarmed UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton and her Pro-Purge opponent obviously representing UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump. Even the film's marketing took jabs at Trump's campaign with {{tagline}}s like "Keep America Great"[[note]]His famous campaign slogan was "Make America Great Again"[[/note]] or reviews stating "This Purge ''trumps'' them all". [[spoiler: Sadly, life [[SubvertedTrope didn't]] [[LifeImitatesArt exactly imitate art]] much to the dismay of the majority of voters come Election Day that year]].
** [[Film/TheFirstPurge]] also looks to have this as it showcases the stark polarization of the public's opinion of the Purge which more-or-less parallels the current RealLife division among political affiliations in regards to the Trump presidency.

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* ''Film/ThePurge:
''Film/ThePurge'':
** [[Film/ThePurgeElectionYear Election Year]]'' ''Film/ThePurgeElectionYear'' was released during the 2016 U.S. presidential election and certain elements of the story were a too on the nose about it such as the blonde, female Presidential candidate being a less than subtle NoCelebritiesWereHarmed UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton and her Pro-Purge opponent obviously representing UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump. Even the film's marketing took jabs at Trump's campaign with {{tagline}}s like "Keep America Great"[[note]]His famous campaign slogan was "Make America Great Again"[[/note]] or reviews stating "This Purge ''trumps'' them all". [[spoiler: Sadly, life [[SubvertedTrope didn't]] [[LifeImitatesArt exactly imitate art]] much to the dismay of the majority of voters come Election Day that year]].
** [[Film/TheFirstPurge]] ''Film/TheFirstPurge'' also looks to have this as it showcases the stark polarization of the public's opinion of implementing the Purge which more-or-less parallels the current RealLife division among political affiliations in regards to the Trump presidency.
21st Apr '18 5:08:35 AM tropeminer
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* ''Film/ThePurge: [[Film/ThePurgeElectionYear Election Year]]'' was released during the 2016 U.S. presidential election and certain elements of the story were a too on the nose about it such as the blonde, female Presidential candidate being a less than subtle NoCelebritiesWereHarmed UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton and her Pro-Purge opponent obviously representing UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump. Even the film's marketing took jabs at Trump's campaign with {{tagline}}s like "Keep America Great"[[note]]His famous campaign slogan was "Make America Great Again"[[/note]] or reviews stating "This Purge ''trumps'' them all". [[spoiler: Sadly, life [[SubvertedTrope didn't]] [[LifeImitatesArt exactly imitate art]] much to the dismay of the majority of voters come Election Day that year]].

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[[Film/ThePurgeElectionYear Election Year]]'' was released during the 2016 U.S. presidential election and certain elements of the story were a too on the nose about it such as the blonde, female Presidential candidate being a less than subtle NoCelebritiesWereHarmed UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton and her Pro-Purge opponent obviously representing UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump. Even the film's marketing took jabs at Trump's campaign with {{tagline}}s like "Keep America Great"[[note]]His famous campaign slogan was "Make America Great Again"[[/note]] or reviews stating "This Purge ''trumps'' them all". [[spoiler: Sadly, life [[SubvertedTrope didn't]] [[LifeImitatesArt exactly imitate art]] much to the dismay of the majority of voters come Election Day that year]].year]].
** [[Film/TheFirstPurge]] also looks to have this as it showcases the stark polarization of the public's opinion of the Purge which more-or-less parallels the current RealLife division among political affiliations in regards to the Trump presidency.
21st Apr '18 3:42:43 AM tropeminer
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* ''Film/ThePurge: [[Film/ThePurgeElectionYear Election Year]]'' was released during the 2016 U.S. presidential election and certain elements of the story were a too on the nose about it such as the blonde, female Presidential candidate being a less than subtle NoCelebritiesWereHarmed UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton and her Pro-Purge opponent obviously representing UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump. Even the film's marketing took jabs at Trump's campaign with {{tagline}}s like "Keep America Great"[[note]]His famous campaign slogan was "Make America Great Again"[[/note]] or reviews stating "This Purge ''trumps'' them all. [[spoiler:In what is likely to go down as one of the biggest [[SubvertedTrope subversions]] ever, [[LifeImitatesArt life didn't exactly imitate art]] much to the dismay of the majority of voters come Election Day that year]].

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* ''Film/ThePurge: [[Film/ThePurgeElectionYear Election Year]]'' was released during the 2016 U.S. presidential election and certain elements of the story were a too on the nose about it such as the blonde, female Presidential candidate being a less than subtle NoCelebritiesWereHarmed UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton and her Pro-Purge opponent obviously representing UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump. Even the film's marketing took jabs at Trump's campaign with {{tagline}}s like "Keep America Great"[[note]]His famous campaign slogan was "Make America Great Again"[[/note]] or reviews stating "This Purge ''trumps'' them all. [[spoiler:In what is likely to go down as one of the biggest all". [[spoiler: Sadly, life [[SubvertedTrope subversions]] ever, didn't]] [[LifeImitatesArt life didn't exactly imitate art]] much to the dismay of the majority of voters come Election Day that year]].
21st Apr '18 3:36:06 AM tropeminer
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* ''Film/ThePurge: [[Film/ThePurgeElectionYear Election Year]]'' was released during the 2016 U.S. presidential election and certain elements of the story were a little too on the nose such as the blonde, female senator who was a less than subtle NoCelebritiesWereHarmed UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton and her Pro-Purge opponent obviously being UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump. [[spoiler:In what is likely to go down as one of the biggest [[SubvertedTrope subversions]] ever, [[LifeImitatesArt life didn't exactly imitate art]] as expected come Election Day that year]].

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* ''Film/ThePurge: [[Film/ThePurgeElectionYear Election Year]]'' was released during the 2016 U.S. presidential election and certain elements of the story were a little too on the nose about it such as the blonde, female senator who was Presidential candidate being a less than subtle NoCelebritiesWereHarmed UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton and her Pro-Purge opponent obviously being representing UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump. Even the film's marketing took jabs at Trump's campaign with {{tagline}}s like "Keep America Great"[[note]]His famous campaign slogan was "Make America Great Again"[[/note]] or reviews stating "This Purge ''trumps'' them all. [[spoiler:In what is likely to go down as one of the biggest [[SubvertedTrope subversions]] ever, [[LifeImitatesArt life didn't exactly imitate art]] as expected much to the dismay of the majority of voters come Election Day that year]].
19th Apr '18 12:55:20 PM Anddrix
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->''"Just like Archer and his away team find themselves infected and transformed by an outside agent, ''Enterprise'' itself has been radically altered by the realities of {{the War on Terror}}. The show's core DNA has been overwritten, to the point that shows like 'The Xindi' and 'Anomaly' feel like early episodes of a completely different show."''
-->-- [[http://them0vieblog.com/2015/08/05/star-trek-enterprise-extinction-review Darren Mooney]] on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''
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