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17th Feb '18 11:48:37 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' is widely considered to be a ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' clone, thanks to the massive amount of collectables and level design in ''[=DK64=]'', both staples of ''Banjo-Kazooie''. Both games were made by {{Rare}}.

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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' is widely considered to be a ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' clone, thanks to the massive amount of collectables and level design in ''[=DK64=]'', both staples of ''Banjo-Kazooie''. Both games were made by {{Rare}}.Creator/{{Rare}}.
27th Jan '18 4:51:24 PM nombretomado
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* After having extreme success with ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' (1966-80), creator MerrillHeatter designed two later game shows that shared the motif of trivia questions being asked of a celebrity panel: ''Series/{{Battlestars}}'' (1981-82) and ''Series/AllStarBlitz'' (1985). The former was almost literally RecycledInSpace, and the latter combined the general idea with a word game.

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* After having extreme success with ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' (1966-80), creator MerrillHeatter Creator/MerrillHeatter designed two later game shows that shared the motif of trivia questions being asked of a celebrity panel: ''Series/{{Battlestars}}'' (1981-82) and ''Series/AllStarBlitz'' (1985). The former was almost literally RecycledInSpace, and the latter combined the general idea with a word game.
15th Jan '18 2:03:49 PM Glowsquid
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* A few months after releasing the PS1 shooter ''Kileak'' on the Playstation, developer Genki made ''Robotica'' for the Sega Saturn, another mech-based dungeon crawling FPS about the sole survivor of an assault team exploring a remote complex swarming with hostile automatons.
31st Oct '17 12:46:54 PM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/ZipiYZape'': In the late 80s Escobar started a new series about, wait for it... two twin brothers with different hair color, Terre and Moto (Terremoto, "Earthquake") who, huh, were mischievous but kind and smart and went to school and had adventures. Apparently, Escobar had a falling out with his old publisher but they had the rights to Zipi y Zape so Escobar decided to start a new IP as similar as possible to his old one. The new series wasn't exactly successful and Escobar was back to drawing Zipi y Zape before long.
** Minor detail: Terre and Moto are not twins. Terre is the older brother, and Moto is two or three years his junior. The pilot story when they are introduced ends with the family celebrating the newborn Moto christening, and Terre is already a toddler able to stand by himself.
29th Oct '17 12:59:44 AM Smeagol17
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* Creator/MichaelCrichton's ''Literature/{{Westworld}}'' depicts an amusement park built around unique attractions, robots. After the initial magnificient impression, chaos and death ensues when the robots outgrow their design and safeguards. Skip ahead two decades and change robots to dinosaurs and you get the wildly successful ''Literature/JurassicPark''.

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* Creator/MichaelCrichton's ''Literature/{{Westworld}}'' ''Film/{{Westworld}}'' depicts an amusement park built around unique attractions, robots. After the initial magnificient impression, chaos and death ensues when the robots outgrow their design and safeguards. Skip ahead two decades and change robots to dinosaurs and you get the wildly successful ''Literature/JurassicPark''.
29th Oct '17 12:56:55 AM Smeagol17
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There are many reasons for this. It may because of the executive's belief that [[RecycledINSPACE lazily changing the setting will in itself attract more viewers]], milking a {{cash cow|Franchise}} without making it seem too obvious or simply an author being unable to shake off his SignatureStyle.

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There are many reasons for this. It may be because of the executive's belief that [[RecycledINSPACE lazily changing the setting will in itself attract more viewers]], milking a {{cash cow|Franchise}} without making it seem too obvious or simply an author being unable to shake off his SignatureStyle.
24th Oct '17 7:00:59 PM Ezclee4050
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* Music/JohnBarry re-used the main chord progression from his theme song for ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' in the ''Film/MidnightCowboy'' theme song.

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* Music/JohnBarry re-used the main chord progression from his theme song for ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' in the ''Film/MidnightCowboy'' theme song. There are also some obvious similarities in his scores for ''Film/{{Walkabout}}'' and ''Film/OutOfAfrica''.
19th Oct '17 9:25:27 AM MikeK
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** Their 2017 single "Weekend Woman" is effectively a drastically reworked version of "Burning Sun", an outtake from their 2001 self-titled album: The verse melody is identical, but the arrangement is very different, most of the lyrics are changed, and new bridge and chorus sections have been added.
8th Oct '17 6:22:31 PM nombretomado
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* The UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy shooter ''VideoGame/VerticalForce'' is very similar to the earlier shmups ''Soldier Blade'' and ''VideoGame/StarSoldier''. All of them were made by HudsonSoft.

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* The UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy shooter ''VideoGame/VerticalForce'' is very similar to the earlier shmups ''Soldier Blade'' and ''VideoGame/StarSoldier''. All of them were made by HudsonSoft.Creator/HudsonSoft.
10th Sep '17 9:28:57 PM PaulA
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* Creator/HPLovecraft, despite his originality on almost all other fronts, had a tendency to create his ''own'' cliches and recycle plots and plot events he'd already used before, perhaps several times. One excellent and particularly extreme example is "Dagon" and "The Call of Cthulhu", the latter being pretty much a {{Remake}} of the former.

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* Creator/HPLovecraft, despite his originality on almost all other fronts, had a tendency to create his ''own'' cliches and recycle plots and plot events he'd already used before, perhaps several times. One excellent and particularly extreme example is "Dagon" "Literature/{{Dagon}}" and "The Call of Cthulhu", "Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu", the latter being pretty much a {{Remake}} of the former.
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