History Series / Banacek

26th Oct '16 5:58:14 PM morenohijazo
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** In "Ten Thousand Dollars a Page", a valuable book is stolen by having it drop into a specially constructed niche in it display case. It seems to vanish and the display shows no sign having being opened because it hasn't.

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** In "Ten Thousand Dollars a Page", a valuable book is stolen by having it drop into a specially constructed niche in it display case. It seems to vanish and the display case shows no sign of having being opened because it hasn't.
21st Sep '16 10:28:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The room sized computer in "If Max Is So Smart, Why Doesn't HE Tell Us Where He Is?"; Banacek's car phone.
20th Sep '16 11:07:04 PM foxley
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* StolenByStayingStill:
** In "Ten Thousand Dollars a Page", a valuable book is stolen by having it drop into a specially constructed niche in it display case. It seems to vanish and the display shows no sign having being opened because it hasn't.
** In "The Vanishing Chalice", the eponymous chalice is seemingly stolen during its unveiling. Using a [[WeNeedADistraction carefully arranged distraction]], the thief slipped an angled mirror in front of the chalice so that it reflected the surrounding drapes and made it appear that the niche was empty.
19th Aug '16 10:46:10 PM foxley
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* ImpossibleTheft: Every episode involves Banacek investigating some sort of impossible theft; whether that is due to size (e.g. a 3 ton sculpture, location (e.g. a car stolen off a moving train), or security (e.g. a book from a sealed case ringed with alarm systems).
19th Aug '16 10:39:59 PM foxley
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* MonumentalTheft: Objects stolen include a 3 ton sculpture, and and an immobilized DC-8 jetliner.
19th Aug '16 10:32:12 PM foxley
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* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Banacek and Felix are often shown playing chess. Banacek can mentally recreate the position of the board ffor a game he played several days ago.

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* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Banacek and Felix are often shown playing chess. Banacek can mentally recreate the position of the pieces on the board ffor for a game he played several days ago.
19th Aug '16 10:28:33 PM foxley
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* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Banacek and Felix are often shown playing chess. Banacek can mentally recreate the position of the board ffor a game he played several days ago.
19th Aug '16 10:21:55 PM foxley
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* LandingGearShot: Used in "Now You See Me, Now You Don't" to establish that Banacek has travelled from Los Angeles to Los Vegas.


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* SummationGathering: At the end of every episode, Banacek would gather all of the suspects together at the scene of the crime to explain how the crime was committed and expose the guilty party.
19th Aug '16 10:14:39 PM foxley
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* LovelyAssistant: In "Now You See Me, Now You Don't", the vanishing StageMagician was using his daughter as his lovely assistant.

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* LovelyAssistant: In "Now You See Me, Now You Don't", the vanishing StageMagician was using his daughter as his lovely assistant. She is as seemingly in the dark about what happens to her father as everyone else.


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* ToyotaTripwire: In "Now You See Me, Now You Don't", a gunman forces Banacek to get into his car and then goes to climb in the passenger side. As he does so, Banacek reserves and knocks him down with the open door.
19th Aug '16 10:10:47 PM foxley
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* LovelyAssistant: In "Now You See Me, Now You Don't", the vanishing StageMagician was using his daughter as his lovely assistant.


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* StageMagician: In "Now You See Me, Now You Don't", Banacek investigates when an amateur stage magician literally disappears during the middle of his vanishing act.
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