History MissingEpisode / LiveActionTv

24th Nov '16 9:54:01 PM nombretomado
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* The British series ''Series/AdamAdamantLives'', about an adventurer in Edwardian England who is cryogenically frozen and wakes up in the 1960s, ran for 29 episodes across two seasons in 1966-67 and was one of the inspirations for the ''AustinPowers'' movies. Only 17 episodes survive, all but two from the first season. The scripts of the missing episodes have survived, however, and were included as a bonus on the DVD release along with a four-minute audio clip of the first episode from the second season.

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* The British series ''Series/AdamAdamantLives'', about an adventurer in Edwardian England who is cryogenically frozen and wakes up in the 1960s, ran for 29 episodes across two seasons in 1966-67 and was one of the inspirations for the ''AustinPowers'' ''Film/AustinPowers'' movies. Only 17 episodes survive, all but two from the first season. The scripts of the missing episodes have survived, however, and were included as a bonus on the DVD release along with a four-minute audio clip of the first episode from the second season.
29th Oct '16 7:53:05 PM mlsmithca
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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' has several {{Missing Episode}}s, either from the show's "Season Zero" on local [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities Minneapolis]] television station KTMA (considered [[OldShame not up to the show's standard]]) or riffing movies for which Best Brains no longer has the rights. (Toho, for example, denied them the rights to the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise.) As if in anticipation of this problem, ''[=MST3K=]'' became the TropeNamer for KeepCirculatingTheTapes, which still applies for episodes which have not been legally released. The unaired pilot and the first three "Season Zero" episodes, however, do not exist in any private fan collections, whereas 50 out of 176 Creator/ComedyCentral era episodes have not been released on DVD (including the series finale).

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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' has several {{Missing Episode}}s, either from the show's "Season Zero" on local [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities Minneapolis]] television station KTMA (considered [[OldShame not up to the show's standard]]) or riffing movies for which Best Brains no longer has the rights. (Toho, for example, denied them the rights to the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise.) As if in anticipation of this problem, ''[=MST3K=]'' became the TropeNamer for KeepCirculatingTheTapes, which still applies for episodes which have not been legally released. The unaired pilot and the first three "Season Zero" episodes, however, do not exist in any private fan collections, whereas 50 18 out of 176 Creator/ComedyCentral era episodes have not been released on DVD (including the series finale).finale), and most of the Rhino-era DVD releases are out of print.
29th Oct '16 7:35:29 PM mlsmithca
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** Two episodes from the first series of ''Series/ItAintHalfHotMum'' from 1974 were wiped after broadcast. The only surviving copies were recorded by an Australian viewer on VHS from a re-run on the Creator/SevenNetwork in 1988, and are trimmed by five minutes each to accommodate advertisements.



* Another prominent victim of the BBC's practice of tape-wiping was ''Series/TopOfThePops''. Most early episodes were wiped by the BBC only four complete episodes exist from the 1960s (one and most of another with the presenter's links mute), and the show's archive only exists in full from 1977 onwards. Even then, episodes featuring disgraced presenters Jimmy Savile and/or Dave Lee Travis have been removed from the rerun rotation. Some of them can be found on YouTube.

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* Another prominent victim of the BBC's practice of tape-wiping was ''Series/TopOfThePops''. ''Series/TopOfThePops''.
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Most early episodes were wiped by the BBC only four complete episodes exist from the 1960s (one and most of another with the presenter's links mute), and the show's archive only exists in full from 1977 onwards. Even then, episodes featuring disgraced presenters Jimmy Savile and/or Dave Lee Travis have been removed from the rerun rotation. Some of them can be found on YouTube.



* A number of the series that formed part of [[TheTwoRonnies Ronnie Barker]]'s rise to 1970s television comedy mainstay are wholly or partially lost.

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* A number of the series that formed part of [[TheTwoRonnies [[Series/TheTwoRonnies Ronnie Barker]]'s rise to 1970s television comedy mainstay are wholly or partially lost.
19th Oct '16 9:03:50 AM KamenRiderKrypton
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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' had an episode that had to be scrapped and reshot after 9/11 about to leave on their honeymoon, Chandler and Monica get stopped in airport security when Chandler jokes that he has a bomb in his luggage. The two are dragged off to have their luggage searched, jokes about underwear ensue. The episode was reshot with Chander and Monica trying to sneak into the superior private lounge at the airport. The original storyline never aired, though the original scenes from the subplot did eventually turn up on YouTube, and the original cut of the episode is available on the DVD set of the series.

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' had an episode that had to be scrapped and reshot after 9/11 about to leave on their honeymoon, Chandler and Monica get stopped in airport security when Chandler jokes that he has a bomb in his luggage. The two are dragged off to have their luggage searched, jokes about underwear ensue. The episode was reshot with Chander Chandler and Monica trying to sneak into the superior private lounge at the airport. The original storyline never aired, though the original scenes from the subplot did eventually turn up on YouTube, and the original cut of the episode is available on the DVD set of the series.
25th Sep '16 11:19:01 PM MarkLungo
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25th Sep '16 11:18:08 PM MarkLungo
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* The 1963 WesternSeries ''Series/TheDakotas'' was quickly canceled following a controversial episode--so quickly that the final episode, "Black Gold", was never broadcast. Fortunately, it's available as part of the DVD set.
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25th Sep '16 11:02:14 PM MarkLungo
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* Virtually ''all'' episodes of ''Series/TheTonightShow Starring Johnny Carson'' prior to the show's move to NBC's Burbank studios, including his first episode as host, were lost due to tape reuse. Carson's predecessors have it worse; the very first series, aired as ''Tonight Starring Steve Allen'' from 1954 to 1957, have long since been wiped, as have most of the other series Steve Allen presented during the early years of television.

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* Virtually ''all'' episodes of ''Series/TheTonightShow Starring Johnny Carson'' prior to the show's move to NBC's Burbank studios, including his first episode as host, were lost due to tape reuse. Carson's predecessors have it worse; the very first series, aired as ''Tonight Starring Steve Allen'' from 1954 to 1957, have long since been wiped, as have most of the other series Steve Allen Creator/SteveAllen presented during the early years of television.



* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'':

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** "The Encounter", which starred Neville Brand and George Takei, went missing for a different reason: Takei played a Japanese-American man whose father had been a traitor to the U.S. during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. It provoked an angry reaction from the Japanese-American community and was not rebroadcast or included in syndication.

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** "The Encounter", which starred Neville Brand and George Takei, Creator/GeorgeTakei, went missing for a different reason: Takei played a Japanese-American man whose father had been a traitor to the U.S. during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. It provoked an angry reaction from the Japanese-American community and was not rebroadcast or included in syndication.syndication.
** "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", a re-edited version of a French short film, was never included in the syndication package.
24th Sep '16 1:49:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/MaxHeadroom'' was cancelled with three completed episodes left unaired. Two were shown six months later when a writers' strike left a shortage of new programming, while the last episode had to wait until the Sci-Fi Channel showed the series 8 years later. As with many short-lived US series, however, all 14 episodes aired first-run in overseas markets (such as ChannelFour in the UK).

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* ''Series/MaxHeadroom'' was cancelled with three completed episodes left unaired. Two were shown six months later when a writers' strike left a shortage of new programming, while the last episode had to wait until the Sci-Fi Channel showed the series 8 years later. As with many short-lived US series, however, all 14 episodes aired first-run in overseas markets (such as ChannelFour Creator/Channel4 in the UK).



* Due to its 6:00 PM Wednesday slot, ChannelFour did not screen the ''Series/MySoCalledLife'' "Weekend" (in which Rayanne handcuffs herself to the Chases' bed). The series was only repeated once (in an even ''earlier'' slot, again omitting "Weekend") and has never been shown on British television since.

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* Due to its 6:00 PM Wednesday slot, ChannelFour Creator/Channel4 did not screen the ''Series/MySoCalledLife'' "Weekend" (in which Rayanne handcuffs herself to the Chases' bed). The series was only repeated once (in an even ''earlier'' slot, again omitting "Weekend") and has never been shown on British television since.
23rd Sep '16 10:43:42 PM mlsmithca
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** When the show entered its second run in 1990, the live-action segments were cut and replaced by a more modernized, less sitcom-ish series with a group of teenagers titled "Club Mario". It was very poorly received, and after the series was canceled DIC ordered all of the masters destroyed out of OldShame[[note]]However, only one episode, "The Unzappables," (which was released online through [=iTunes=] and Hulu) did not have its "Club Mario" master tape erased; Brian Ward of Shout! Factory confirmed that [=DiC=] sent said master of that episodes to Shout!, instead of the original master tape, by mistake when the [=DVDs=] were being prepared[[/note]]. Only a small number of these segments survive through [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes home recordings]], most them recorded when the series was about to disappear from local stations; you can see one [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEwIyV-4uRI here.]]

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** When the show entered its second run in 1990, the live-action segments were cut and replaced by a more modernized, less sitcom-ish series with a group of teenagers titled "Club Mario". It was very poorly received, and after the series was canceled DIC ordered all of the masters destroyed out of OldShame[[note]]However, only one episode, "The Unzappables," Unzappables" (which was released online through [=iTunes=] and Hulu) Hulu), did not have its "Club Mario" master tape erased; Brian Ward of Shout! Factory confirmed that [=DiC=] sent said master of that episodes to Shout!, instead of the original master tape, by mistake when the [=DVDs=] were being prepared[[/note]]. Only a small number of these segments survive through [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes home recordings]], most them recorded when the series was about to disappear from local stations; you can see one [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEwIyV-4uRI here.]]
23rd Sep '16 7:13:37 AM Mario1995
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* While you can find all of the animated portions of ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' and its fellow series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' everywhere (albeit with [[ClumsyCopyrightCensorship music that doesn't require royalties from celebrities]]), the live-action tie-in segments of the series haven't seen much luck in the years after broadcast:

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* While you can find all of the animated portions of ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' and its fellow series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' everywhere (albeit with [[ClumsyCopyrightCensorship music that doesn't require royalties from celebrities]]), the live-action tie-in segments of the series haven't seen much luck in the years after broadcast:their broadcasts:



** When the show entered its second run in 1990, the live-action segments were cut and replaced by a more modernized, less sitcom-ish series with a group of teenagers titled "Club Mario". It was very poorly received, and after the series was canceled DIC ordered all of the masters destroyed out of OldShame[[note]]However, a couple of episodes, most notably "The Unzappables," (which was released online through [=iTunes=] and Hulu) did not have their "Club Mario" masters erased; Brian Ward of Shout! Factory confirmed that [=DiC=] sent said masters of those episodes to Shout!, instead of the original masters, by mistake when the [=DVDs=] were being prepared[[/note]]. Only a small number of these segments survive through [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes home recordings]], most them recorded when the series was about to disappear from local stations; you can see one [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEwIyV-4uRI here.]]

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** When the show entered its second run in 1990, the live-action segments were cut and replaced by a more modernized, less sitcom-ish series with a group of teenagers titled "Club Mario". It was very poorly received, and after the series was canceled DIC ordered all of the masters destroyed out of OldShame[[note]]However, a couple of episodes, most notably only one episode, "The Unzappables," (which was released online through [=iTunes=] and Hulu) did not have their its "Club Mario" masters master tape erased; Brian Ward of Shout! Factory confirmed that [=DiC=] sent said masters master of those that episodes to Shout!, instead of the original masters, master tape, by mistake when the [=DVDs=] were being prepared[[/note]]. Only a small number of these segments survive through [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes home recordings]], most them recorded when the series was about to disappear from local stations; you can see one [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEwIyV-4uRI here.]]
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