History MindScrew / LiveActionTV

25th May '16 8:48:57 PM PaulA
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* ''Series/HammerHouseOfHorror'':
** "Rude Awakening" is about an ordinary man plagued by a series of recurring nightmares -- or is it about a man with a nightmare existence relieved by a series of dreams about living an ordinary life?
** The protagonist's nightmares in "The Two Faces of Evil".
21st Mar '16 8:59:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'': Considering it was heavily influenced by ''TwinPeaks'', this is unsurprising.

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* ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'': Considering it was heavily influenced by ''TwinPeaks'', ''Series/TwinPeaks'', this is unsurprising.
17th Jan '16 7:52:50 PM nombretomado
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* Sarah's dream sequences in ''TheSarahConnorChronicles''.
* ''StElsewhere'': [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Westphall#The_Tommy_Westphall_Universe_hypothesis The Tommy Westphall Universe hypothesis]]. It is best just to ignore it, it gets even deeper when you consider the ending to ''Newhart'', its connection to "The Bob Newhart Show'' and that it crossed over directly with St. Elsewhere.

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* Sarah's dream sequences in ''TheSarahConnorChronicles''.
''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''.
* ''StElsewhere'': ''Series/StElsewhere'': [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Westphall#The_Tommy_Westphall_Universe_hypothesis The Tommy Westphall Universe hypothesis]]. It is best just to ignore it, it gets even deeper when you consider the ending to ''Newhart'', its connection to "The Bob Newhart Show'' and that it crossed over directly with St. Elsewhere.
6th Dec '15 9:19:06 PM bwburke94
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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' has always had NoFourthWall. But once the cast appeared on CBS Morning to talk about the new ''Franchise/Godzilla'' movie. Mike, Tom and Crow talked about their roles on the show, implying all the Bots on the show appear [[AsHimself as themsleves]]. But next Bill and Kevin come out and talk about ''their'' roles on the show. So the Bots know they're on a show, but not that they're puppets?

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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' has always had NoFourthWall. But once the cast appeared on CBS Morning to talk about the new ''Franchise/Godzilla'' ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' movie. Mike, Tom and Crow talked about their roles on the show, implying all the Bots on the show appear [[AsHimself as themsleves]]. But next Bill and Kevin come out and talk about ''their'' roles on the show. So the Bots know they're on a show, but not that they're puppets?
2nd Nov '15 8:19:37 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Series/ThePrisoner'' ended with such a colossal mind screw that fans reputedly harassed series star Patrick [=McGoohan=] for months demanding his explanation of the series. How bad was it? Well, any really, ''really'' bad MindScrew will get compared to ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', right? Okay, so now realize ''Series/ThePrisoner is what Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion gets compared to''!
** The remake's [[http://www.seekthesix.com/ website]] seems to be gleefully continuing this tradition.

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* ''Series/ThePrisoner'' ended with such a colossal mind screw that fans reputedly harassed series star Patrick [=McGoohan=] for months demanding his explanation of the series. How bad was it? Well, any really, ''really'' bad MindScrew will get compared to ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', right? Okay, so now realize ''Series/ThePrisoner is what Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion gets compared to''!
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The remake's [[http://www.seekthesix.com/ website]] seems to be gleefully continuing this tradition.



* Every last damn thing about the ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' season 3 finale. "There's too much confusion", ''indeed''.

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* Every last damn thing about the ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' season 3 finale. "There's too much confusion", ''indeed''.



*** Which has led to quite a bit of [[WildMassGuessing fan speculation.]] The final shot of Buffy in the season seven opening is not really Buffy, but The First. The final shot of her in the season six opening is actually the Buffybot. Buffy sacrificed her life to save the world at the end of season five, only to be brought BackFromTheDead.
* The ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "Awakening" ends with a MindScrew. [[spoiler:The entire ''Franchise/IndianaJones''-inspired segment where Angel saves the day and ends up with Cordelia is all a fantasy in his head as his soul is removed]].
** Even bigger is the reveal that [[spoiler:the entire series has been a GambitRoulette to bring forth [[PowersThatBe Jasmine]]. According to Jasmine]].
* The ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episodes "Far Beyond the Stars" and "Shadows and Symbols" heavily imply that the events of the entire series may have simply been the imaginings of a mentally unstable African-American pulp-fiction writer in the 1950s. "Shadows and Symbols" does, however, state that at least the latter one was a "false vision" the Pah-Wraiths attempted to use to trick Sisko.
** It has been said in the series companion book that there was discussion for the final scene of the final episode to be Benny Russell holding the series script standing in a studio lot (presumably at Paramount)... either implying that all of ''Star Trek'' is AllJustADream in-universe... or implying that all of ''Star Trek'' is a real vision of the future sent by the Prophets ([[MagnificentBastard holy...!]]).
** In something of a similar vein, one early draft of the episode "Little Green Men" (in which Quark goes back in time and causes the 1940s Roswell incident) featured a quick segment of a Lt. Roddenberry being inspired by the episode events to write a science fiction story...

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*** Which has led to quite a bit of [[WildMassGuessing fan speculation.]] The final shot of Buffy in the season seven opening is not really Buffy, but The First. The final shot of her in the season six opening is actually the Buffybot. Buffy sacrificed her life to save the world at the end of season five, only to be brought BackFromTheDead.
* The ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "Awakening" ends with a MindScrew. [[spoiler:The entire ''Franchise/IndianaJones''-inspired segment where Angel saves the day and ends up with Cordelia is all a fantasy in his head as his soul is removed]].
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removed]]. Even bigger is the reveal that [[spoiler:the entire series has been a GambitRoulette to bring forth [[PowersThatBe Jasmine]]. According to Jasmine]].
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
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The ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episodes "Far Beyond the Stars" and "Shadows and Symbols" heavily imply that the events of the entire series may have simply been the imaginings of a mentally unstable African-American pulp-fiction writer in the 1950s. "Shadows and Symbols" does, however, state that at least the latter one was a "false vision" the Pah-Wraiths attempted to use to trick Sisko.
**
Sisko. It has been said in the series companion book that there was discussion for the final scene of the final episode to be Benny Russell holding the series script standing in a studio lot (presumably at Paramount)... either implying that all of ''Star Trek'' is AllJustADream in-universe... or implying that all of ''Star Trek'' is a real vision of the future sent by the Prophets ([[MagnificentBastard holy...!]]).
** In something of a similar vein, one One early draft of the episode "Little Green Men" (in which Quark goes back in time and causes the 1940s Roswell incident) featured a quick segment of a Lt. Roddenberry being inspired by the episode events to write a science fiction story...



*** It's bigger on the inside?
** Also in the new series, there is the episode: "Amy's Choice". It turns out that [[spoiler: both options are really dreams and that neither one is reality.]]
*** Thankfully, [[WordOfGod Moffat has stated]] that it was supposed to be this way, as the arc isn't done yet. The Silence arc will carry over into Series Six, and will explain the cracks, the voice, River Song, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the ducks]].
*** The plot of the Silence throughout season 6 is particularly convoluted, as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9Q5baJ223M this]] video humorously points out.

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*** It's bigger on the inside?
** Also in the new series, there is the episode: "Amy's Choice". It turns out that [[spoiler: both options are really dreams and that neither one is reality.]]
***
]] Thankfully, [[WordOfGod Moffat has stated]] that it was supposed to be this way, as the arc isn't done yet. The Silence arc will carry over into Series Six, and will explain the cracks, the voice, River Song, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the ducks]].
*** ** The plot of the Silence throughout season 6 is particularly convoluted, as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9Q5baJ223M this]] video humorously points out.
2nd Nov '15 8:14:18 PM Alenta
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*** It's bigger on the inside?
25th Oct '15 4:43:17 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/ThePrisoner'' ended with such a colossal mind screw that fans reputedly harassed series star Patrick [=McGoohan=] for months demanding his explanation of the series. How bad was it? Well, any really, ''really'' bad MindScrew will get compared to ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', right? Okay, so now realize ''ThePrisoner is what Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion gets compared to''!

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* ''Series/ThePrisoner'' ended with such a colossal mind screw that fans reputedly harassed series star Patrick [=McGoohan=] for months demanding his explanation of the series. How bad was it? Well, any really, ''really'' bad MindScrew will get compared to ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', right? Okay, so now realize ''ThePrisoner ''Series/ThePrisoner is what Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion gets compared to''!
24th Oct '15 5:55:18 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Primeval}}'' can get like this when multiple time anomalies are open to different time periods at once.

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* ''{{Primeval}}'' ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' can get like this when multiple time anomalies are open to different time periods at once.
12th Oct '15 10:25:24 AM mfedemolition
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** You can't ignore it, they have [[http://home.vicnet.net.au/~kwgow/crossovers.html charts]]!

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** You can't ignore it, they have [[http://home.vicnet.net.au/~kwgow/crossovers.html [[http://i.imgur.com/UyNxJiv.jpg charts]]!
16th Aug '15 2:41:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WeAreKlang'' is generally surreal, but balanced with 'realistic' comedy. ''Alien'', the last episode of series one, however, is essentially a sci-fi/fantasy hybrid and ends on a borderline GainaxEnding.

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* ''WeAreKlang'' ''Series/WeAreKlang'' is generally surreal, but balanced with 'realistic' comedy. ''Alien'', the last episode of series one, however, is essentially a sci-fi/fantasy hybrid and ends on a borderline GainaxEnding.
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