History OffscreenMomentOfAwesome / LiveActionTV

13th Apr '16 8:03:44 PM HiddenWindshield
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** we never see the Telepath War or most of the Drakh War even though other characters vaguely refer to it all the time, leaving us only with some of the fallout. The details get [[ExpandedUniverse expanded on]] somewhat in the spinoff books, but it's still not actually shown.

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** we We never see the Telepath War or most of the Drakh War even though other characters vaguely refer to it all the time, leaving us only with some of the fallout. The details get [[ExpandedUniverse expanded on]] somewhat in the spinoff books, but it's still not actually shown.


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** In the episode "Ceremonies of Light and Dark", [[{{Badass}} Marcus Cole]] goes to question an entire {{bad guy bar}} about the whereabouts of [[spoiler:[[NumberTwo Ivonova]]]]. He calmly states that, if he doesn't get any answers, then "[[BadassBoast In ten minutes, I'll be the only conscious person in this room]]". Sure enough, the next time we see him...
---> '''Marcus:''' Bugger! Now I have to wait for someone to ''wake up''!
13th Apr '16 7:51:12 PM HiddenWindshield
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* The ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' episode "Random on Purpose" had Abby Scuito from the original ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' guest starring. When she gets kidnapped, mention is made of the rest of Team Gibbs coming to help. However, they are never seen in the episode. When Abby does talk to them, she is by way of a video screen, with the camera on Abby from behind the screen, probably due to the unavailability of the ''NCIS'' cast. Made worse by the fact that Gibbs is always at his most {{Badass}} when Abby is in trouble.
* At the end of the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' episode "Frame-Up", Abby takes down Chip, her lab assistant [[spoiler: who had framed Tony for murder]] and hog-ties him off-screen. Before the scene cut away from them, [[spoiler:Chip had been lunging at Abby with a knife]].

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* The ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' episode "Random on Purpose" had Abby Scuito from the original ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' guest starring. When she gets kidnapped, mention is made of the rest of Team Gibbs coming to help. However, they are never seen in the episode. When Abby does talk to them, she is by way of a video screen, with the camera on Abby from behind the screen, probably due to the unavailability of the ''NCIS'' cast. Made worse by the fact that Gibbs is always at his most {{Badass}} when Abby is in trouble.
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At the end of the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' the episode "Frame-Up", Abby takes down Chip, her lab assistant [[spoiler: [[spoiler:Chip]], who had framed Tony for murder]] murder and hog-ties him off-screen. Before the scene cut away from them, [[spoiler:Chip [[spoiler:Chip]] had been lunging at Abby with a knife]].knife.


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** The ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' episode "Random on Purpose" had Abby Scuito from the original ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' guest starring. When she gets kidnapped, mention is made of the rest of Team Gibbs coming to help. However, they are never seen in the episode. When Abby does talk to them, she is by way of a video screen, with the camera on Abby from behind the screen, probably due to the unavailability of the ''NCIS'' cast. Made worse by the fact that Gibbs is always at his most {{Badass}} when Abby is in trouble.
19th Mar '16 2:31:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* Used deliberately in the first-season finale of ''TheSarahConnorChronicles''. It would have been amazing to see Cromartie finally bust loose and wipe out two SWAT teams and an FBI agent by himself - the only problem is that there was no money in the budget left for such a scene. Working under the gun, Josh Friedman had a solution: a SWAT officer goes flying out of the second-story hotel room Cromartie is in and falls into a pool, and for the next several seconds, all the audience sees are bodies falling in one after the other. It only cuts back to the aftermath when everyone (save for Ellison) is dead. When asked by his superiors what happened, Ellison can't even give them an answer.

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* Used deliberately in the first-season finale of ''TheSarahConnorChronicles''.''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''. It would have been amazing to see Cromartie finally bust loose and wipe out two SWAT teams and an FBI agent by himself - the only problem is that there was no money in the budget left for such a scene. Working under the gun, Josh Friedman had a solution: a SWAT officer goes flying out of the second-story hotel room Cromartie is in and falls into a pool, and for the next several seconds, all the audience sees are bodies falling in one after the other. It only cuts back to the aftermath when everyone (save for Ellison) is dead. When asked by his superiors what happened, Ellison can't even give them an answer.
14th Mar '16 4:34:40 PM PlasmaTalon
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* The disastrous turkey drop on ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' was done by having news reporter Les Nessman [[OhTheHumanity describe the carnage]] to the camera.

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* The disastrous turkey drop on ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' was done by having news reporter Les Nessman [[OhTheHumanity describe the carnage]] to the camera.camera.
* No big time heroics is shown in ''Series/TheTick'', with most episodes taking place between their crime fighting. Whenever the team is about to do something heroic they just cut to the aftermath.
7th Mar '16 9:43:44 AM Merlyn_LeRoy
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* On ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' Mr. Feeny assigns Shawn Hunter, a poor kid, the senior class project of attending the Super Bowl on only a couple of weeks notice. He gives Shawn no input on how to manage it and no real hope of accomplishing it (it's meant to be a character lesson). The end of the episode shows that Shawn did indeed make it to the Super Bowl but with no explanation on how he got there or how he obtained entrance.

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* On ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' Mr. Feeny assigns Shawn Hunter, a poor kid, the senior class project of attending the Super Bowl on only a couple of weeks notice. He gives Shawn no input on how to manage it and no real hope of accomplishing it (it's meant to be a character lesson). The end of the episode shows that Shawn did indeed make it to the Super Bowl but with no explanation on how he got there or how he obtained entrance.entrance.
* The disastrous turkey drop on ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' was done by having news reporter Les Nessman [[OhTheHumanity describe the carnage]] to the camera.
27th Nov '15 11:57:21 AM nombretomado
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* ''SaturdayNightLive'' plays with this when Steve Martin and Bill Murray spend several minutes exclaiming several variations of "What the hell is that?", as they stand and gawk at some strange (and unseen) object.

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* ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' plays with this when Steve Martin and Bill Murray spend several minutes exclaiming several variations of "What the hell is that?", as they stand and gawk at some strange (and unseen) object.
4th Nov '15 12:08:31 PM Dark_Lord_
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* Spoofed to hell and back in the net movies for ''Franchise/KamenRider'''s [[MilestoneCelebration 40th anniversary movie]]. The video discussing [[Series/KamenRiderRyuki Kamen Rider Scissors]] suggests that his FinishingMove is so awesome it wrecks a restaurant and leaves ''Series/KamenRiderOOO''[='s=] main characters so stunned that afterwards all they can do is childishly play with toys. Of course, in reality, Scissors is regarded as one of the weakest Kamen Riders ever, and his finisher is simply a human cannonball attack.

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* ''Franchise/KamenRider''
** The finale of ''Series/KamenRiderHibiki'' is this in its entirety. There is a huge buildup to a massive battle. Even the beginning of said battle is shown [[spoiler: and the rest of the battle is skipped, while we get to see what happens one year after the battle. It is rumored that the battle was filmed, but not shown due to the Retool caused by ExecutiveMeddling.]]
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Spoofed to hell and back in the net movies for ''Franchise/KamenRider'''s [[MilestoneCelebration 40th anniversary movie]]. The video discussing [[Series/KamenRiderRyuki Kamen Rider Scissors]] suggests that his FinishingMove is so awesome it wrecks a restaurant and leaves ''Series/KamenRiderOOO''[='s=] main characters so stunned that afterwards all they can do is childishly play with toys. Of course, in reality, Scissors is regarded as one of the weakest Kamen Riders ever, and his finisher is simply a human cannonball attack.
28th Sep '15 5:35:55 PM SSJMagus
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* At the end of the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' episode "Frame-Up", Abby takes down Chip, her lab assistant [[spoiler: who had framed Tony for murder]] and hog-ties him off-screen.

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* At the end of the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' episode "Frame-Up", Abby takes down Chip, her lab assistant [[spoiler: who had framed Tony for murder]] and hog-ties him off-screen. Before the scene cut away from them, [[spoiler:Chip had been lunging at Abby with a knife]].
27th Jun '15 9:12:23 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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** Not to mention River Song's many adventures with the Doctor while they were a married couple. Though River is a major character in Series 5, 6 and 7, her on-screen adventures with the Doctor only show us a tiny fraction of the time that they spent together, and we never really get to see how they got close enough to fall in love. Of the thirteen episodes in which River plays a central role, in fact, only ''nine'' of them take place at times when they both know each other.
17th May '15 5:31:43 AM starjammer05
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* During the end of the [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Arandelle arc]] on ''Series/OnceUponATime'', Elsa, Anna and Kristoff routing Hans' latest coup attempt takes place off-screen, as does [[CallBack Anna punching out Hans again]].

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* During the end of the [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Arandelle arc]] on ''Series/OnceUponATime'', Elsa, Anna and Kristoff routing Hans' latest coup attempt takes place off-screen, as does [[CallBack Anna punching out Hans again]].again]].
* On ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' Mr. Feeny assigns Shawn Hunter, a poor kid, the senior class project of attending the Super Bowl on only a couple of weeks notice. He gives Shawn no input on how to manage it and no real hope of accomplishing it (it's meant to be a character lesson). The end of the episode shows that Shawn did indeed make it to the Super Bowl but with no explanation on how he got there or how he obtained entrance.
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