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24th Nov '16 8:00:48 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Fanfic/TheNewAdventuresOfInvaderZim'' has had several examples of this, per WordOfGod:
** Episode 4's chase across the city was supposed to include a trip to the Mall and an appearance by Slab Rankle. But because the writing of the chapter had dragged on so long, the author decided to cut that bit out and just [[WrapItUp wrap up the chapter]].
** Similarly, Episode 5 was going to have several more {{Death Trap}}s in the SEN library, but the author couldn't make them fit, so cut them.
** Steve and Viera weren't originally going to be siblings. However, making them brother and sister made it easier to bring them both into the story at the same time.
** In Episode 7, the automated emergency teleport off of the Meekrob ship was a last minute addition by the author, after he realized that the AlienGeometries he'd given the ship meant that no one would be able to just run out in time to [[spoiler: escape the SelfDestructMechanism]].
** Episode 9 was originally going to be about a spell going wrong and trapping all the main characters in their worst nightmares and having to team up to escape. Instead, the author decided to go with a lighter DreamWalker angle. Also, even after the change, it was supposed to focus on Viera, but was switched to Dib when the author decided having two chapters in a row focused on her would be too much.
21st Nov '16 12:26:21 AM Lizardon
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Keep in mind that TropesAreNotGood and the ideas and concepts implemented into the final product are sometimes better than What Would Have Been.

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Keep in mind that TropesAreNotGood TropesAreTools and that the ideas and concepts implemented into the final product are sometimes better than What Would Have Been.
16th Nov '16 11:35:37 AM LondonKdS
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* The UsefulNotes/BerlinUAndSBahn has one of the longest and most complicated histories of unfulfilled plans of any city transport system, due to two world wars, the particularly nasty economic problems of the early 1920s and early 1930s, Nazism, partition, Communism, and the disappointing economic climate in the city after it became united Germany's capital. The one extension being constructed at the moment is a variation on schemes dating back to the 1930s at least.
5th Nov '16 4:54:16 PM Mario1995
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* There was talk of a ride based off ''Franchise/StarTrek'' being envisioned as a replacement for ''Ride/Shrek4D'' at one point, but the plans were shelved after talks with Creator/{{CBS}} and Creator/{{Paramount}} collapsed. Universal ''did'' have the ''Star Trek'' attraction rights at one point, but they only used them for an interactive attraction in the early to mid 90's called ''The Screen Test Home Video Adventure'', which gave guests the option to do a ''Star Trek''-inspired film or a film based off the Universal Newsreels.

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* There was talk of a ride based off ''Franchise/StarTrek'' being envisioned as a replacement for ''Ride/Shrek4D'' ''Ride/ShrekFourD'' at one point, but the plans were shelved after talks with Creator/{{CBS}} and Creator/{{Paramount}} collapsed. Universal ''did'' have the ''Star Trek'' attraction rights at one point, but they only used them for an interactive attraction in the early to mid 90's called ''The Screen Test Home Video Adventure'', which gave guests the option to do a ''Star Trek''-inspired film or a film based off the Universal Newsreels.
2nd Nov '16 8:28:28 AM 3DDowner
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** Eventally a true 6th colorless Basic Land came to be in ''Oath of the Gatewatch" in the form of ''Wastes''. It also solved the problem with Domain by not including a sub-type.

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** Eventally a true 6th colorless Basic Land came to be in ''Oath of the Gatewatch" Gatewatch'' in the form of ''Wastes''. It also solved the problem with Domain by not including a sub-type.
30th Oct '16 6:22:00 PM karstovich2
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* Creator/WaltDisney's [[FamousLastWords last communication]] was a scrap of paper he was holding in his hand that simply read "Creator/KurtRussell". Nobody--not even Russell himself-- knows what Disney meant by that, although because at the time of Disney's death, Russell was a child actor on contract with Disney, consensus is that most likely it was a project Disney had in mind for the boy. For decades, just what this project could be has been a subject of occasional speculation.
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30th Oct '16 6:10:20 PM karstovich2
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** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roosevelt_Boulevard_Subway Roosevelt Boulevard Subway, a project for a subway and elevated line down Roosevelt Boulevard from its intersection with Broad Street to Northeast Philadelphia, was shovel-ready and had funding in the 1970s. It was shot down by community groups in the (largely middle-class and White) Northeast based on fears it would allow "undesirable elements" (read: poor Blacks) to enter their part of the city more easily. The funds were used instead for the Center City commuter rail tunnel that connects the previously separate Pennsylvania Railroad and Reading Railroad lines radiating from Philadelphia. 30-40 years later, the people of the Northeast have warmed up to the idea of the subway--but there's no funding left. There are plans to run improved bus service on the route, and maybe if that is successful a subway line will be reconsidered, but to this day it remains the unbuilt mass-transit project in the US with the highest potential ridership (after the Second Avenue Subway, which as you can see above is actually being built).

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** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roosevelt_Boulevard_Subway Roosevelt Boulevard Subway, Subway]], a project for a subway and elevated line down Roosevelt Boulevard from its intersection with Broad Street to Northeast Philadelphia, was shovel-ready and had funding in the 1970s. It was shot down by community groups in the (largely middle-class and White) Northeast based on fears it would allow "undesirable elements" (read: poor Blacks) to enter their part of the city more easily. The funds were used instead for the Center City commuter rail tunnel that connects the previously separate Pennsylvania Railroad and Reading Railroad lines radiating from Philadelphia. 30-40 years later, the people of the Northeast have warmed up to the idea of the subway--but there's no funding left. There are plans to run improved bus service on the route, and maybe if that is successful a subway line will be reconsidered, but to this day it remains the unbuilt mass-transit project in the US with the highest potential ridership (after the Second Avenue Subway, which as you can see above is actually being built).
30th Oct '16 5:06:32 PM nombretomado
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** The sets and story originally planned for '10 and '11 (which is four waves, containing about ''40-50'' sets altogether). They scrapped all of this [[WrapItUp in preparation]] for the line's abrupt {{Cancellation}}, and released a wholly new line of merely ''6'', small-sized sets instead. That means no Element Lords, no shapeshifting assassin robots, no [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot cyborg]] [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]] (although the basic setting has been recycled in HeroFactory), and no sequel to that movie that ends on a {{Cliffhanger}}.

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** The sets and story originally planned for '10 and '11 (which is four waves, containing about ''40-50'' sets altogether). They scrapped all of this [[WrapItUp in preparation]] for the line's abrupt {{Cancellation}}, and released a wholly new line of merely ''6'', small-sized sets instead. That means no Element Lords, no shapeshifting assassin robots, no [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot cyborg]] [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]] (although the basic setting has been recycled in HeroFactory), Toys/HeroFactory), and no sequel to that movie that ends on a {{Cliffhanger}}.
30th Oct '16 4:45:43 PM karstovich2
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* The UsefulNotes/PhiladelphiaSubways have seen their fair share of never-completed projects, particularly as relates to the Broad Street Line:
** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roosevelt_Boulevard_Subway Roosevelt Boulevard Subway, a project for a subway and elevated line down Roosevelt Boulevard from its intersection with Broad Street to Northeast Philadelphia, was shovel-ready and had funding in the 1970s. It was shot down by community groups in the (largely middle-class and White) Northeast based on fears it would allow "undesirable elements" (read: poor Blacks) to enter their part of the city more easily. The funds were used instead for the Center City commuter rail tunnel that connects the previously separate Pennsylvania Railroad and Reading Railroad lines radiating from Philadelphia. 30-40 years later, the people of the Northeast have warmed up to the idea of the subway--but there's no funding left. There are plans to run improved bus service on the route, and maybe if that is successful a subway line will be reconsidered, but to this day it remains the unbuilt mass-transit project in the US with the highest potential ridership (after the Second Avenue Subway, which as you can see above is actually being built).
** The Roosevelt Boulevard Subway is just one of several forms of old plans to use the Broad Street Line as a backbone for a number of different branching lines that would connect at Olney Avenue, Erie Avenue, Tasker-Morris, and Snyder stations. These were never built, but the flying junctions to connect the unbuilt track to the Subway were.
25th Oct '16 4:51:40 AM Morgenthaler
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For further reading, see the [[http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?showtopic=3120939 TV Moments That Never Happened]] thread at Television Without Pity, the [[http://originalvidjunkie.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20Never%20Got%20Made%20Files Original Vid Junkie's "Never Got Made" files]], and the "Movies that Never Were" series at [=CHUD.com=], the links for all of which are included in this [[http://chud.com/articles/articles/23158/1/MOVIES-THAT-NEVER-WERE-5-SPECIAL-LOST-MOVIES-EDITION-/Page1.html lost movies entry]]. This subject has also been covered by ''TheOnion A.V. Club'' [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/vaporware-no-more-31-lost-projects-were-hoping-to,2543/ here]] and [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/longedfor-unrealized-projects,51690/ here,]] and [[http://omghorror.blogfaction.com/article/101788/feature-the-15-greatest-horror-movies-that-never-were/ here.]]

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For further reading, see the [[http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?showtopic=3120939 TV Moments That Never Happened]] thread at Television Without Pity, the [[http://originalvidjunkie.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20Never%20Got%20Made%20Files Original Vid Junkie's "Never Got Made" files]], and the "Movies that Never Were" series at [=CHUD.com=], the links for all of which are included in this [[http://chud.com/articles/articles/23158/1/MOVIES-THAT-NEVER-WERE-5-SPECIAL-LOST-MOVIES-EDITION-/Page1.html lost movies entry]]. This subject has also been covered by ''TheOnion ''Website/TheOnion A.V. Club'' [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/vaporware-no-more-31-lost-projects-were-hoping-to,2543/ here]] and [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/longedfor-unrealized-projects,51690/ here,]] and [[http://omghorror.blogfaction.com/article/101788/feature-the-15-greatest-horror-movies-that-never-were/ here.]]
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