History Series / DarkAngel

29th Mar '16 6:36:49 PM Jaguar1983
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* OnlyOne
* OnlyOneName

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* OnlyOne
OnlyOne: Max, pretty much every time.
* OnlyOneNameOnlyOneName: The main character was named Max, with no last name (she did use the last name Guevara on occasion, but she made this up). Her fellow X5s (Zack, Alec, Ben, etc) also had only one name, as did the dogboy Joshua. Alec's fake surname was supposedly McDowell, but it was never spoken aloud.
29th Mar '16 1:41:17 PM JBK405
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* IntimateArtistry: Joshua, the [[LegoGenetics man-dog genetic hybrid that is ostracized from human society due to his animal-ish features]], expresses his feelings of isolation and passion through painting. The owner of an art gallery falls in love with his work, and when he needs to break into her gallery to retrieve his paintings (He had accidentally included [[MacGuffin important papers]]) she catches him, but is able to see past his appearance due to already having connected with his more important aspects.
7th Mar '16 9:11:05 PM Mullon
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A dramatic show set in a future of political, economic, and moral collapse that results when a shadowy terrorist group wipes out America's economy with a massive [[{{EMP}} electromagnetic pulse]]. A genetically enhanced SuperSoldier X5 prototype named Max escapes from military confines and dwells amidst the decadent underground street life of 2019 Seattle while making minimum wage at a [[ParKourier bike messaging service]] called Jam Pony and occasionally stealing. Searching for her brothers and sisters who were scattered in the aftermath of their escape from Manticore in 2009, Max encounters Logan Cale, aka Eyes Only, an idealistic cyber-journalist battling repression and corruption in post-apocalypse America. All this with Creator/JessicaAlba running about in leather pants.

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A dramatic show on Creator/{{Fox}} that ran from 2000 to 2002, set in a future of political, economic, and moral collapse that results when a shadowy terrorist group wipes out America's economy with a massive [[{{EMP}} electromagnetic pulse]]. A genetically enhanced SuperSoldier X5 prototype named Max escapes from military confines and dwells amidst the decadent underground street life of 2019 Seattle while making minimum wage at a [[ParKourier bike messaging service]] called Jam Pony and occasionally stealing. Searching for her brothers and sisters who were scattered in the aftermath of their escape from Manticore in 2009, Max encounters Logan Cale, aka Eyes Only, an idealistic cyber-journalist battling repression and corruption in post-apocalypse America. All this with Creator/JessicaAlba running about in leather pants.
America.



The series got moved to [[FridayNightDeathSlot Friday nights]] in it's second season and dropped after in favor of ''{{Series/Firefly}}'', causing some fan wars on the internet. The fact that ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' was also dropped/mishandled by Fox is a lesson in ExecutiveMeddling. What's more, the ''Dark Angel'' cast and crew were told by Fox that they had been picked up for a third season only two days before it was officially announced that they were cancelled instead.



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Side note: This series got dropped (by Fox) in its second year in favor of ''{{Series/Firefly}}'', causing some fan-wars on the internet. The fact that ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' was also dropped/mishandled by that network is a lesson in ExecutiveMeddling. What's more, the ''Dark Angel'' cast & crew were told by Fox that they had been picked up for a third season only two days before it was officially announced that they were cancelled instead.

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Side note: This series got dropped (by Fox) in its second year in favor of ''{{Series/Firefly}}'', causing some fan-wars on the internet. The fact that ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' was also dropped/mishandled by that network is a lesson in ExecutiveMeddling. What's more, the ''Dark Angel'' cast & crew were told by Fox that they had been picked up for a third season only two days before it was officially announced that they were cancelled instead.

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* AngstySurvivingTwin - Averted by Alec, who never even met Ben and isn't impressed by what he's heard. Played straight with Joshua at the end of "Two", but he gets better.

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* AngstySurvivingTwin - AngstySurvivingTwin: Averted by Alec, who never even met Ben and isn't impressed by what he's heard. Played straight with Joshua at the end of "Two", but he gets better.



* TheChosenOne: Max is the one special X5 whose DNA holds the key to thwarting the afforementioned AncientConspiracy

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* TheChosenOne: Max is the one special X5 whose DNA holds the key to thwarting the afforementioned AncientConspiracyaforementioned AncientConspiracy.



** In the second season, we get to see a woman on TV who speculates that transgenics shouldn't be allowed to live, as they are the creations of man and so have no souls. The creepy smile on her face just makes things all the worse.

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** In the second season, last episode, we get to see a woman on TV who speculates that transgenics shouldn't be allowed to live, as they are the creations of man and so have no souls. The creepy smile on her face just makes things all the worse.



* RoomFullOfCrazy - Ben had written words from Manticore indoctrination sessions, like Duty, Discipline, and Mission, all over the walls and boxes of a warehouse.

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* RoomFullOfCrazy - RoomFullOfCrazy: Ben had written words from Manticore indoctrination sessions, like Duty, Discipline, and Mission, all over the walls and boxes of a warehouse.



* TheUnmasquedWorld: by the end of the series, the existence of transgenics is known to the public and the identities of the X5s who could pass as humans are exposed. This leads to FantasticRacism.
* UrbanSegregation: most of Seattle (and any other American city) is slum, but there are still nice areas. They tend to have more security now. Additionally, citizens need special "sector passes" to move in between the different areas of the city.

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* TheUnmasquedWorld: by By the end of the series, the existence of transgenics is known to the public and the identities of the X5s who could pass as humans are exposed. This leads to FantasticRacism.
* UrbanSegregation: most Most of Seattle (and any other American city) is slum, but there are still nice areas. They tend to have more security now. Additionally, citizens need special "sector passes" to move in between the different areas of the city.



* VoiceOfTheResistance - Eyes Only. This is a Streaming Freedom video bulletin. It cannot be traced, it cannot be stopped, and it is the only free voice left in this city.

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* VoiceOfTheResistance - VoiceOfTheResistance: Eyes Only. This is a Streaming Freedom video bulletin. It cannot be traced, it cannot be stopped, and it is the only free voice left in this city.
4th Sep '15 3:41:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* HistoryMarchesOn: 2009 came and went, and no computers got fried. The economy did turn sour, but not to such an extreme degree as in the show.
8th Jul '15 8:49:09 PM Vios
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* DeceptionNoncompliance: When Original Cindy is being used as bait by a villain, she gives warning of it by talking about her supposed new boyfriend despite Max knowing that she's only interested in women.
7th Jul '15 8:48:43 AM erforce
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Co-created and produced by ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' director Creator/JamesCameron (Cameron also directed the final episode, his only dramatic TV effort to date and the only scripted work he shot between ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' and ''Film/{{Avatar}}''); what causal relationship exists between this series and Cameron's intent to turn the similar manga ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'' into a live film is unclear. As well as ''Gunnm'', the series has also been accused of excessive similarities with Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/{{Friday}}'', also about a genetically-engineered woman in a future where the United States has broken up.

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Co-created and produced by ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' director Creator/JamesCameron (Cameron also directed the final episode, his only dramatic TV effort to date and the only scripted work he shot between ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' and ''Film/{{Avatar}}''); what causal relationship exists between this series and Cameron's intent to turn the similar manga ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'' into a live film is unclear. As well as ''Gunnm'', the series has also been accused of excessive similarities with Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/{{Friday}}'', also about a genetically-engineered woman in a future where the United States has broken up.



** In "Before the Dawn", Max steals a jewel from a ''{{Titanic}}'' exhibit. This is also a James Cameron gag.

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** In "Before the Dawn", Max steals a jewel from a ''{{Titanic}}'' ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' exhibit. This is also a James Cameron gag.



** During one of Alec's flashbacks in "The Berrisford Agenda", Rachel starts playing the theme song from the ''{{Peanuts}}'' TV specials during one of her piano lessons.
** The female Steelhead, Lux, has retractable razor blades under her fingernails, similar to Molly Millions from ''{{Neuromancer}}''.

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** During one of Alec's flashbacks in "The Berrisford Agenda", Rachel starts playing the theme song from the ''{{Peanuts}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Peanuts}}'' TV specials during one of her piano lessons.
** The female Steelhead, Lux, has retractable razor blades under her fingernails, similar to Molly Millions from ''{{Neuromancer}}''.''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}''.
23rd Jun '15 3:57:19 PM MrKindall
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* FunctionalAddict: Max's roomies think she's one when they find her stash of pills. She's never told them about her neurological condition that means she depends on tryptophan (an amino acid), so they throw the pills away and stage an intervention. It doesn't go well, especially since she walks out rather than explain herself.

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* FunctionalAddict: Max's roomies think she's one when they find her stash of pills. She's never told them about her neurological condition that means she depends on tryptophan (an amino acid), so they throw the pills away and stage an intervention. It doesn't go well, especially since she walks out rather than explain herself. (This incident, like Max's reliance on the pills, is never mentioned again.)
13th Jun '15 5:34:32 PM Morgenthaler
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[[caption-width-right:320:''Heaven... must be missing an angel...'']]

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[[caption-width-right:320:''Heaven...[[caption-width-right:350:''Heaven... must be missing an angel...'']]
4th Jun '15 4:11:05 AM Baeraad555
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* RealityEnsues: The first time we see Max "in heat," it's played for laughs as she almost has sex with a dorky guy who's definitely not her type, and then has to deal with him the next morning. The second time, she actually does have a one-night stand with a guy she just met - and afterward, we see her wracked with self-disgust at having had sex with a stranger, especially when she has genuine feelings for Logan, and the whole thing suddenly seems a lot less funny.
30th May '15 3:03:56 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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** Max gives Joshua a copy of Stephen King's "{{It}}" in "Two".

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** Max gives Joshua a copy of Stephen King's "{{It}}" "Literature/{{It}}" in "Two".
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