History Main / StockFootageFailure

24th Nov '16 2:00:31 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** In "The Dalek Invasion of Earth", an alligator [[TrappedByMountainLions menacing Susan]] is represented by stock footage of a rather small and ineffectual-looking gavial.
** In "The Romans", Ian is taken to fight in the arena, and peers out of the bars of his cell to see what it is he's going to fight. What follows is a poorly-edited sequence of lots of different lions in clearly very different zoos, none of which look remotely Roman.
** Happens in-universe in "The Space Museum", when the Doctor is hooked up to a mind-reading machine so his captor can find out where his companions are using pictures extracted from his memory. The footage extracted this way is useless because it shows where the companions were when he left them a long while ago, not where they are now. By this time, he's figured out a PsychicBlockDefense and so, when pressed harder, the screen starts producing deliberately ridiculous stock footage of sea lions, etcetera.
** Originally, The Time Meddler included a very poor quality looking shot of the viking ship approaching. The restoration team used a new scan of the stock footage for the DVD, but found that (by going from a multi-generational 16mm TV recording to a 35mm newsreel extract) [[GoneHorriblyRight the restored stock footage looked too high quality]]. In the end, artificial grain and softness was added to make the stock footage look like the rest of the episode.
** Subverted in "The Ark", which starts with a bunch of shots of live animals framed and filmed in a way to resemble stock footage, having Dodo point out an elephant by cutting between a shot of the elephant alone in the frame and Dodo looking at it from the reverse angle... [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome and then walking forward, into the frame with the elephant and touching it]].
** In "The War Machines", WOTAN orders his slaves to make a machine. Splice in stock footage of welders, in completely different lighting, and who (even with the masks on) look absolutely nothing like the slaves.
** Subverted in "Doctor Who and the Silurians". We're shown footage of a helicopter which cuts back to soldiers travelling about on the hills. Obvious stock footage... until we cut back to the helicopter and we realise it has UNIT written on the side. And then it swerves past the hillside, appearing in the same shot with an actor, as if to say 'ha, look, we CAN afford it'.

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** In "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E2TheDalekInvasionOfEarth The Dalek Invasion of Earth", Earth]]", an alligator [[TrappedByMountainLions menacing Susan]] is represented by stock footage of a rather small and ineffectual-looking gavial.
** In "The Romans", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E4TheRomans The Romans]]", Ian is taken to fight in the arena, and peers out of the bars of his cell to see what it is he's going to fight. What follows is a poorly-edited sequence of lots of different lions in clearly very different zoos, none of which look remotely Roman.
** Happens in-universe in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E7TheSpaceMuseum The Space Museum", Museum]]", when the Doctor is hooked up to a mind-reading machine so his captor can find out where his companions are using pictures extracted from his memory. The footage extracted this way is useless because it shows where the companions were when he left them a long while ago, not where they are now. By this time, he's figured out a PsychicBlockDefense and so, when pressed harder, the screen starts producing deliberately ridiculous stock footage of sea lions, etcetera.
** Originally, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E9TheTimeMeddler The Time Meddler Meddler]]" included a very poor quality looking shot of the viking ship approaching. The restoration team used a new scan of the stock footage for the DVD, but found that (by going from a multi-generational 16mm TV recording to a 35mm newsreel extract) [[GoneHorriblyRight the restored stock footage looked too high quality]]. In the end, artificial grain and softness was added to make the stock footage look like the rest of the episode.
** Subverted in "The Ark", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E6TheArk The Ark]]", which starts with a bunch of shots of live animals framed and filmed in a way to resemble stock footage, having Dodo point out an elephant by cutting between a shot of the elephant alone in the frame and Dodo looking at it from the reverse angle... [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome and then walking forward, into the frame with the elephant and touching it]].
** In "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E10TheWarMachines The War Machines", Machines]]", WOTAN orders his slaves to make a machine. Splice in stock footage of welders, in completely different lighting, and who (even with the masks on) look absolutely nothing like the slaves.
** Subverted in "Doctor "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E2DoctorWhoAndTheSilurians Doctor Who and the Silurians".Silurians]]". We're shown footage of a helicopter which cuts back to soldiers travelling about on the hills. Obvious stock footage... until we cut back to the helicopter and we realise it has UNIT written on the side. And then it swerves past the hillside, appearing in the same shot with an actor, as if to say 'ha, look, we CAN afford it'.



** "Name of the Doctor" cuts between stock footage of [[spoiler: the Second Doctor]] and scenes of him recorded with a double from behind. The double doesn't even try to match his movement to the stock footage, especially with the distinctive running style of the character in the footage.

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** "Name ""[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor The Name of the Doctor" Doctor]]"" cuts between stock footage of [[spoiler: the Second Doctor]] and scenes of him recorded with a double from behind. The double doesn't even try to match his movement to the stock footage, especially with the distinctive running style of the character in the footage.



** Parodied on ''WebOriginal/TheFiveishDoctorsReboot'' in which Tom Baker is portrayed entirely with stock footage from the unfinished serial "Shada" (the exact same clips used to FakeShemp him into "The Five Doctors"). Since he's in-character as the Doctor in the footage, which shows him at about half his current age, the result is [[MagicRealism hilariously nonsensical]].

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** Parodied on ''WebOriginal/TheFiveishDoctorsReboot'' in which Tom Baker Creator/TomBaker is portrayed entirely with stock footage from the unfinished serial "Shada" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada Shada]]" (the exact same clips used to FakeShemp him into "The "[[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors The Five Doctors").Doctors]]"). Since he's in-character as the Doctor in the footage, which shows him at about half his current age, the result is [[MagicRealism hilariously nonsensical]].
6th Oct '16 4:37:14 PM comicwriter
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* The ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' episode "Lover's Cover" reused a shot of a car plunging into the ocean from the Season 2 episode "If Looks Could Kill." The original episode was about a murderer who had a dead guy in her backseat, and the wrapped up corpse is consequently visible in the "Lover's Cove" scene that reused the shot.

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* The ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' episode "Lover's Cover" reused a shot footage of a car plunging into the ocean from the Season 2 episode "If Looks Could Kill." The original episode was about a murderer who had a dead guy in her backseat, and which means the wrapped up corpse is consequently visible in the "Lover's Cove" scene that reused contains the shot.recycled shots.
6th Oct '16 4:34:38 PM comicwriter
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* Serenity is classified as a 03-K64-Firefly in the first aired episode ("The Train Job"), but some shots in the original pilot episode ("Serenity") of the ship in the black are of the newer 03-[=KC11=]-Firefly. It is not known how Creator/JossWhedon obtained those shots.

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* Serenity ''Series/{{Serenity}}'' is classified as a 03-K64-Firefly in the first aired episode ("The Train Job"), but some shots in the original pilot episode ("Serenity") of the ship in the black are of the newer 03-[=KC11=]-Firefly. It is not known how Creator/JossWhedon obtained those shots.shots.
* The ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' episode "Lover's Cover" reused a shot of a car plunging into the ocean from the Season 2 episode "If Looks Could Kill." The original episode was about a murderer who had a dead guy in her backseat, and the wrapped up corpse is consequently visible in the "Lover's Cove" scene that reused the shot.
5th Oct '16 4:40:59 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Towards the end of ''[[WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie Felix the Cat: The Movie]]'', stock footage of Princess Orianna getting captured from the beginning of the film is used near the end of the film; [[TheyJustDidntCare the animators didn't even bother to change the background]].

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* Towards the end of ''[[WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie Felix the Cat: The Movie]]'', stock footage of Princess Orianna getting captured from the beginning of the film is used near the end of the film; [[TheyJustDidntCare the animators didn't even bother to change the background]].background.



* To see [[TheyJustDidntCare just how little the Warner Brothers animation studio cared by this time]], witness the double use of a clip of Daffy walking to a window in [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes See Ya Later, Gladiator]] - he was in a different ''building'' both times - and neither one looked at all alike (one was a science lab, the other was his house).

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* To see [[TheyJustDidntCare just how little the Warner Brothers animation studio cared by this time]], time, witness the double use of a clip of Daffy walking to a window in [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes See Ya Later, Gladiator]] - he was in a different ''building'' both times - and neither one looked at all alike (one was a science lab, the other was his house).
7th Sep '16 11:39:06 AM nightkiller
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* ''Series/TheTimeTunnel'' episode "One Way to the Moon" mixed shots of a real Mercury-Atlas rocket with scenes lifted from ''DestinationMoon''. It didn't even fool a seven-year-old in 1966.

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* ''Series/TheTimeTunnel'' episode "One Way to the Moon" mixed shots of a real Mercury-Atlas Atlas rocket with scenes lifted from ''DestinationMoon''. It didn't even fool a seven-year-old in 1966.
24th Jul '16 3:45:43 PM nombretomado
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* On ''TheBradyBunch'' the parents drove Bobby to an ice cream eating contest. They left in a blue convertible and came back in a brown station wagon. Must've been a slow news week because this managed to get into the ''NationalEnquirer''.

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* On ''TheBradyBunch'' ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' the parents drove Bobby to an ice cream eating contest. They left in a blue convertible and came back in a brown station wagon. Must've been a slow news week because this managed to get into the ''NationalEnquirer''.
14th Jun '16 1:55:23 PM dartblaze
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** Particularly noticeable when the Rangers first use their Power Weapons. The Zyurangers each used their respective weapons while unmorphed, which would then transform when they morphed. Thus the American series has the Rangers inexplicably holding random weapons that are then 'powered up'.
7th May '16 4:22:55 AM JackG
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26th Apr '16 5:21:37 AM MrChips2301
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** Originally, The Time Meddler included a very poor quality looking shot of the viking ship approaching. The restoration team used a new scan of the stock footage for the DVD, but found that (by going from a multi-generational 16mm TV recording to a 35mm newsreel extract) [[GoneHorriblyRight the restored stock footage looked too high quality]]. In the end, artificial grain and softness was added to make the stock footage look like the rest of the episode.
24th Mar '16 9:21:19 PM Sammettik
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* There is an episode of TheMagicSchoolBus where the kids travel inside of Arnold to learn about the human digestive system. In one of the scenes during the episode, Arnold can seen sitting in the bus with the rest of the kids.
** Mind you, Arnold could have been intentionally placed in the bus during the episode and it wouldn't have been all that much more of a ViolationOfCommonSense than usual.

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* There is an episode of TheMagicSchoolBus ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' where the kids travel inside of Arnold to learn about the human digestive system. In one of the scenes during the episode, Arnold can seen sitting in the bus with the rest of the kids. \n** Mind you, Arnold could have been intentionally placed in the bus during the episode and it wouldn't have been all that much more of a ViolationOfCommonSense than usual.
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