History SerialEscalation / LiveActionTV

17th May '16 2:20:09 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''DeadliestWarrior'': How much [[{{Gorn}} gorier]] can the tests get? How much trash talk can the groups dish out ot each other? How BadAss, Evil, and [[AxeCrazy Savage]] can the warriors get?

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* ''DeadliestWarrior'': ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'': How much [[{{Gorn}} gorier]] can the tests get? How much trash talk can the groups dish out ot each other? How BadAss, Evil, and [[AxeCrazy Savage]] can the warriors get?
16th May '16 12:53:23 PM intastiel
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** How Cosmic a Horror can they [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punch out]]? [[spoiler:As of Season 11, they've chewed through arch-demons, Lucifer, [[EldrichAbomination Lucifer's predecessors]], and [[TheGrimReaper Death]], and are up against [[TheAntiGod God's evil twin]].]]

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** How Cosmic a Horror can they [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punch out]]? [[spoiler:As of Season 11, they've chewed through arch-demons, Lucifer, [[EldrichAbomination [[EldritchAbomination Lucifer's predecessors]], and [[TheGrimReaper Death]], and are up against [[TheAntiGod God's evil twin]].]]
16th May '16 12:52:58 PM intastiel
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** How Cosmic a Horror can they [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu punch out]]? [[spoiler:As of Season 11, they've chewed through arch-demons, Lucifer, [[EldrichAbomination Lucifer's predecessors]], and [[TheGrimReaper Death]], and are up against [[TheAntiGod God's evil twin]].]]
23rd Feb '16 12:27:06 PM skidoo23
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** Series 9 '''starts''' with a two-parter featuring the Twelfth Doctor [[spoiler: encountering Davros as a innocent child and abandoning him, and subsequently embarking upon TheLastDance in 1138 Essex as he prepares to atone with what might require his death when the now-dying megalomaniac realizes who he is. From there, there's the return of Missy (the female incarnation of the Master) as a twisted ally to Clara, a new Dalek city on Skaro crawling with villains, and a part one cliffhanger that suggests Missy, Clara, ''and'' the TARDIS are no more]]! The season ''finale'' is a three-parter that involves (among many other things) [[spoiler: Clara's final fate, a fabled Time Lord-Dalek hybrid warrior, and the Doctor '''finally''' making it back to his home planet and people -- and he's mad as hell]].

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** Series 9 '''starts''' with a two-parter featuring the Twelfth Doctor [[spoiler: encountering Davros as a innocent child and abandoning him, and subsequently embarking upon TheLastDance in 1138 Essex as he prepares to atone with what might require his death when the now-dying megalomaniac realizes who he is. From there, there's the return of Missy (the female incarnation of the Master) as a twisted ally to Clara, a new Dalek city on Skaro crawling with villains, and a part one cliffhanger that suggests Missy, Clara, ''and'' the TARDIS are no more]]! The season ''finale'' is a three-parter that involves (among many other things) [[spoiler: Clara's final fate, a fabled Time Lord-Dalek hybrid warrior, and the Doctor '''finally''' making it back to his home planet and people -- and he's mad as hell]].hell. Oh, and on top of it all the finale trilogy's middle episode takes place over 4.5 ''billion years'' and ends up being nothing more than a desperate attempt by the Doctor to save the life of a companion he'd fallen in love with.]].
27th Dec '15 8:30:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Psych}}'': How much more brazen can Shawn get? How much more ridiculous can the truth of the next crime be? The latter is a necessity of the format in this case, since due to Shawn nearly always being ''right'', the only way to [[CassandraTruth keep the police from believing him right off]], is to [[RefugeInAudacity commit incredible crimes]]... and we're [[strike:a season]] two seasons past the victim being killed by a tyrannosaur.
* ''PushingDaisies'':

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* ''{{Psych}}'': ''Series/{{Psych}}'': How much more brazen can Shawn get? How much more ridiculous can the truth of the next crime be? The latter is a necessity of the format in this case, since due to Shawn nearly always being ''right'', the only way to [[CassandraTruth keep the police from believing him right off]], is to [[RefugeInAudacity commit incredible crimes]]... and we're [[strike:a season]] two seasons past the victim being killed by a tyrannosaur.
* ''PushingDaisies'':''Series/PushingDaisies'':
6th Dec '15 11:43:43 AM nombretomado
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** Also the Stefon segments: How crazy can Creator/JohnMulaney and Bill Hader make the club names? What's going to set Bill off into [[{{Corpsing}} cracking up]]? Not to mention how they ended the love story between Stefon and SethMeyers (with [[spoiler:a parody of ''The Graduate'' featuring Anderson Cooper and all of the bizarre characters Stefon has ever described]].

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** Also the Stefon segments: How crazy can Creator/JohnMulaney and Bill Hader make the club names? What's going to set Bill off into [[{{Corpsing}} cracking up]]? Not to mention how they ended the love story between Stefon and SethMeyers Creator/SethMeyers (with [[spoiler:a parody of ''The Graduate'' featuring Anderson Cooper and all of the bizarre characters Stefon has ever described]].
27th Nov '15 11:55:35 AM nombretomado
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* ''SaturdayNightLive'': This basically encompasses Bill Brasky's life. How many horrifying and magical things can he do? How many things can he destroy? How many people can he kill? How many people can he rape? How much gin can he drink? And how can we not love him for it? To Bill Brasky!

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* ''SaturdayNightLive'': ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': This basically encompasses Bill Brasky's life. How many horrifying and magical things can he do? How many things can he destroy? How many people can he kill? How many people can he rape? How much gin can he drink? And how can we not love him for it? To Bill Brasky!
19th Nov '15 6:40:26 AM Sapphirea2
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*** And, topping them all, that series' finale has [[spoiler: the revelation that there is ANOTHER Doctor that has never been discussed before, one who's done something so terrible that the Doctor now refuses to acknowledge ever existed. And that's all after the Doctor finally visits Trenzalore, we find out it's the location of his future tomb, the Great Intelligence rewrites every victory the Doctor's ever had BY ENTERING HIS TIMELINE, and the truth about Clara is finally revealed.]] Oh, and that's just at the end of the episode. It STARTS with [[spoiler: the First Doctor and his very first companion, granddaughter Susan Foreman, stealing the TARDIS and fleeing Gallifrey.]] And all of THAT is topped in the 50th Anniversary Special.

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*** And, topping them all, that series' finale has [[spoiler: the revelation that there is ANOTHER Doctor that has never been discussed before, one who's done something so terrible that the Doctor now refuses to acknowledge ever existed. And that's all after the Doctor finally visits Trenzalore, we find out it's the location of his future tomb, the Great Intelligence rewrites every victory the Doctor's ever had BY ENTERING HIS TIMELINE, and the truth about Clara is finally revealed.]] Oh, and that's just at the end of the episode. It STARTS with [[spoiler: the First Doctor and his very first companion, granddaughter Susan Foreman, stealing the TARDIS and fleeing Gallifrey.]] ]]
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And all of THAT is topped in the 50th Anniversary Special.Special, in which [[spoiler: Gallifrey is rescued with the help of every Doctor -- yes, ''including'' the redeemed War Doctor '''and''' the Twelfth Doctor, who doesn't formally debut until the Christmas special that follows]]!
** In the follow-up Christmas special "The Time of the Doctor", [[spoiler: Eleven, realizing he's actually on his final life, defends one planet for 900+ years -- and then Clara convinces the Time Lords to help him from their pocket dimension. He gets a ''whole new regeneration cycle'' and Twelve makes his debut]]!
** Series 9 '''starts''' with a two-parter featuring the Twelfth Doctor [[spoiler: encountering Davros as a innocent child and abandoning him, and subsequently embarking upon TheLastDance in 1138 Essex as he prepares to atone with what might require his death when the now-dying megalomaniac realizes who he is. From there, there's the return of Missy (the female incarnation of the Master) as a twisted ally to Clara, a new Dalek city on Skaro crawling with villains, and a part one cliffhanger that suggests Missy, Clara, ''and'' the TARDIS are no more]]! The season ''finale'' is a three-parter that involves (among many other things) [[spoiler: Clara's final fate, a fabled Time Lord-Dalek hybrid warrior, and the Doctor '''finally''' making it back to his home planet and people -- and he's mad as hell]].
18th Nov '15 9:15:23 PM wyattte
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** Also the Stefon segments: How crazy can John Mulaney and Bill Hader make the club names? What's going to set Bill off into [[{{Corpsing}} cracking up]]? Not to mention how they ended the love story between Stefon and SethMeyers (with [[spoiler:a parody of ''The Graduate'' featuring Anderson Cooper and all of the bizarre characters Stefon has ever described]].

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** Also the Stefon segments: How crazy can John Mulaney Creator/JohnMulaney and Bill Hader make the club names? What's going to set Bill off into [[{{Corpsing}} cracking up]]? Not to mention how they ended the love story between Stefon and SethMeyers (with [[spoiler:a parody of ''The Graduate'' featuring Anderson Cooper and all of the bizarre characters Stefon has ever described]].
22nd Sep '15 4:16:46 PM HowlingSnail
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** The season finales of the new series seem determined to top the previous ones every year. They've gone from having the Daleks invading Earth, to the Daleks ''and'' the Cybermen invading Earth, to [[spoiler:the Master and a race of devolved humans from the end of time itself actually ''conquering'' Earth and massacring a tenth of the population before enslaving the rest to construct an army of warships that would invade the ''rest of the universe''.]]
** The fourth season finale tops even this, [[spoiler:putting ''every single universe'' in peril. If that weren't enough, it features all three of the Doctor's main companions from the New Series returning, plus Sarah Jane Smith, her son, computer, and robot dog, Captain Jack Harkness and the Torchwood crew, plus Rose Tyler's mother and ex-boyfriend (i.e. around 80% of all returning characters from the New Series, probably excepting only those who couldn't fit filming into their schedules). And let's not even get into which villain from the Classic series returns, or which ship finally sets sail.]]
** The next Christmas special tops even this, [[spoiler: with the master turning every single human on earth into a copy of himself, which is only the warmup to the Time Lords coming back from with the intent of destroying the entire fabric of space/time, to allow themselves to "ascend" and become creatures of pure consciousness.]] The only mercy is that Creator/RussellTDavies is stepping down after this, so he won't be tempted to top even this next time.
** The Fifth season finale (before the example after this) has a great example.

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** The season series finales of the new series show seem determined to top the previous ones every year. They've gone from having the Daleks invading Earth, to the Daleks ''and'' the Cybermen invading Earth, to [[spoiler:the Master and a race of devolved humans from the end of time itself actually ''conquering'' Earth and massacring a tenth of the population before enslaving the rest to construct an army of warships that would invade the ''rest of the universe''.]]
** The fourth season series finale tops even this, [[spoiler:putting ''every single universe'' in peril. If that weren't enough, it features all three of the Doctor's main companions from the New Series returning, plus Sarah Jane Smith, her son, computer, and robot dog, Captain Jack Harkness and the Torchwood crew, plus Rose Tyler's mother and ex-boyfriend (i.e. around 80% of all returning characters from the New Series, probably excepting only those who couldn't fit filming into their schedules). And let's not even get into which villain from the Classic series returns, or which ship finally sets sail.]]
** The next 2009 Christmas special tops even this, [[spoiler: with the master Master turning every single human on earth into a copy of himself, which is only the warmup warm-up to the Time Lords coming back from with the intent of destroying the entire fabric of space/time, to allow themselves to "ascend" and become creatures of pure consciousness.]] The only mercy is that Creator/RussellTDavies is stepping down after this, so he won't be tempted to top even this next time.
** The Fifth season series finale (before the example after this) has a great example.



*** [[http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Big_Bang The Fifth Season Finale]] tops even all those with [[spoiler: Daleks, Cybermen, Silurians, Judoon, Sontarans, Sycorax, Autons and more. In an alliance. To trap the Doctor. Which leads to most of time and space never having existed in the first place! Then, the universe gets better, but at the cost of the doctor never having existed at all. (Okay, he gets better too. But barely!).]]. It is very unclear how Moffat can possibly top that next year, though he will probably try. And succeed, of course.

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*** [[http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Big_Bang The Fifth Season Series Finale]] tops even all those with [[spoiler: Daleks, Cybermen, Silurians, Judoon, Sontarans, Sycorax, Autons and more. In an alliance. To trap the Doctor. Which leads to most of time and space never having existed in the first place! Then, the universe gets better, but at the cost of the doctor never having existed at all. (Okay, he gets better too. But barely!).]]. It is very unclear how Moffat can possibly top that next year, though he will probably try. And succeed, of course.



*** As an accompaniment to the aforementioned Fifth Season Finale, one particular exchange stands out:

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*** As an accompaniment to the aforementioned Fifth Season Series Finale, one particular exchange stands out:



** Season 6's finale involved River Song changing a ''fixed point in time''. ''History itself'' collapsed.
*** The Doctor managed to change the same moment safely through some LoopholeAbuse [[spoiler: He just had to be at the lake at the time, so the "Doctor" shot was actually the Tesselecta from a previous episode. The Doctor was inside it. Fixed moment? changed. History? intact.]] And then we get to what they were worried about. [[spoiler: the Question? [[TitleDrop Doctor Who?]] Yes, the show's name is a plot point now.]]

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** Season Series 6's finale involved River Song changing a ''fixed point in time''. ''History itself'' collapsed.
*** The Doctor managed to change the same moment safely through some LoopholeAbuse [[spoiler: He just had to be at the lake at the time, so the "Doctor" shot was actually the Tesselecta from a previous episode. The Doctor was inside it. Fixed moment? changed. Changed. History? intact.Intact.]] And then we get to what they were worried about. [[spoiler: the Question? [[TitleDrop Doctor Who?]] Yes, the show's name is a plot point now.]]



*** And, topping them all, that Series' finale has [[spoiler: the revelation that there is ANOTHER Doctor that has never been discussed before, one who's done something so terrible that the Doctor now refuses to acknowledge ever existed. And that's all after the Doctor finally visits Trenzalore, we find out it's the location of his future tomb, the Great Intelligence rewrites every victory the Doctor's ever had BY ENTERING HIS TIMELINE, and the truth about Clara is finally revealed.]] Oh, and that's just at the end of the episode. It STARTS with [[spoiler: the First Doctor and his very first companion, granddaughter Susan Foreman, stealing the TARDIS and fleeing Gallifrey.]] And all of THAT is topped in the 50th Anniversary Special.

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*** And, topping them all, that Series' series' finale has [[spoiler: the revelation that there is ANOTHER Doctor that has never been discussed before, one who's done something so terrible that the Doctor now refuses to acknowledge ever existed. And that's all after the Doctor finally visits Trenzalore, we find out it's the location of his future tomb, the Great Intelligence rewrites every victory the Doctor's ever had BY ENTERING HIS TIMELINE, and the truth about Clara is finally revealed.]] Oh, and that's just at the end of the episode. It STARTS with [[spoiler: the First Doctor and his very first companion, granddaughter Susan Foreman, stealing the TARDIS and fleeing Gallifrey.]] And all of THAT is topped in the 50th Anniversary Special.
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