History Series / KungFu

11th Apr '17 4:21:53 PM Willbyr
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23rd Mar '17 7:38:08 PM erracht
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** Borders on CanadaDoesNotExist. The setting is supposed to be an anonymous American city, which is supported by the occurrence of American flags and mailboxes, but bears a striking resemblance to Toronto, in and near which the show was filmed. For example, Toronto's Chinatown is quite recognizable, and the front of the actual Toronto coroner's office is used. In "Reunion", a radio broadcast makes a reference to the Gardiner Expressway, an actual local landmark. Even some Canadian money has been spotted in the show.

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** Borders on CanadaDoesNotExist. The setting is supposed to be an anonymous American city, which is supported by the occurrence of American flags and mailboxes, but bears a striking resemblance to Toronto, in and near which the show was filmed. For example, Toronto's Chinatown is quite recognizable, and the front of the actual Toronto coroner's office is used. In "Reunion", a radio broadcast makes a reference to the Gardiner Expressway, an actual local landmark. Even some Canadian money has been spotted in on the show.
23rd Mar '17 7:35:59 PM erracht
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* CrazySurvivalist: Gant in ''Dragon's Eye'' is a Vet that is clearly suffering from PTSD and tries to keep hold of a area of forest.

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** Borders on CanadaDoesNotExist. The setting is supposed to be an anonymous American city, which is supported by the occurrence of American flags and mailboxes, but bears a striking resemblance to Toronto, in and near which the show was filmed. For example, Toronto's Chinatown is quite recognizable, and the front of the actual Toronto coroner's office is used. In "Reunion", a radio broadcast makes a reference to the Gardiner Expressway, an actual local landmark. Even some Canadian money has been spotted in the show.
* CrazySurvivalist: Gant in ''Dragon's Eye'' is a Vet that is clearly suffering from PTSD and tries to keep hold of a an area of forest.
18th Dec '16 11:02:20 PM HelloLamppost
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When it premiered, it was a unique [[TheWestern Western]] series with an Asian lead character ([[{{Yellowface}} albeit played by an actor with no Asian ancestry]]) who refused to use a gun and looked out for the innocent, especially the minority groups that the genre typically ignored. The emphasis of the series was very much on philosophy, particularly Eastern philosophy, rather than gunplay.

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When it premiered, it was a unique [[TheWestern Western]] series with an Asian a half-Asian lead character ([[{{Yellowface}} albeit played by an actor with no Asian ancestry]]) who refused to use a gun and looked out for the innocent, especially the minority groups that the genre typically ignored. The emphasis of the series was very much on philosophy, particularly Eastern philosophy, rather than gunplay.
20th Nov '16 3:54:07 AM SeptimusHeap
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* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: Caine fights a Ninja in "The Assassin."
25th Sep '16 8:05:17 AM MarkLungo
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* BaldOfAwesome: All the monks in the monastery, including Caine before he left.



* EyeScream: David Carradine's real life father John Carradine makes an appearance as a reverend who's staked out by Apaches with his eyes sewn open. He's permanently blinded by the time Caine rescues him.

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* EyeScream: David Carradine's real life father John Carradine Creator/JohnCarradine makes an appearance as a reverend who's staked out by Apaches with his eyes sewn open. He's permanently blinded by the time Caine rescues him.



* TheManTheyCouldntHang: In "The Nature of Evil"

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* TheManTheyCouldntHang: In "The Nature of Evil"Evil".
25th Sep '16 8:02:23 AM MarkLungo
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While it has elements of a SternChase (given that he is wanted for killing the Chinese Emperor's nephew after he fatally shot his beloved master in cold blood), it was usually not a pressing matter for the character outside the occasional bounty hunter. Caine is also a stern chaser, looking for his half brother. He often enters a town only a few days [[MissedHimByThatMuch after his brother has left it]].

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While it has elements of a SternChase (given that he is wanted for killing the Chinese Emperor's nephew after he fatally shot his beloved master in cold blood), it was usually not a pressing matter for the character outside the occasional bounty hunter.BountyHunter. Caine is also a stern chaser, looking for his half brother. He often enters a town only a few days [[MissedHimByThatMuch after his brother has left it]].
23rd Sep '16 6:19:31 AM starjammer05
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: ''Kung Fu: The Movie'' includes many elements that straddle the line between Chinese mysticism and outright magic.


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* EnlightenmentSuperpowers: Unlike the original series, many of this series' stories revolve around outright supernatural plot-lines. Caine himself gains magical powers from his Shao-Lin training.
23rd Sep '16 6:13:02 AM starjammer05
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It has since become seen as the archetypical WalkingTheEarth show with a wandering adventurer who has higher spiritual aspirations, but is still ready to get tough when called for. Some of its dialogue became cliches in their own right (calling students "Grasshopper", and "[[WhenYouSnatchThePebble When you can take the pebble from my hand, it will be time for you to leave]]" are two of the best known of these). A SequelSeries, ''Kung Fu: The Legend Continues'', featured Caine's IdenticalGrandson and his own estranged son, a modern day cop. It lasted longer than its namesake, though it failed to gain nearly so much attention. ''Kung Fu 3D'' was a series of 12 {{Webisode}}s hosted on the Warner Brothers website in 1999; while it featured a character named Kwai Chang Caine voiced by David Carradine, it deviated from the show's canon. Caine is [[DoorstopBaby left on the temple's steps by his mother as a baby]], and he is in search of his father instead of his brother. The web series had NoEnding.

There was also a made-for-TV movie called simply ''Kung Fu: The Movie'' released in 1986 that was a sequel to the original series but not in the same continuity as ''Kung Fu: The Legend Continues''. In addition to Carradine and Keye Luke, the movie starred a pre-fame Brandon Lee as Caine's lost illegitimate son and Creator/{{Mako}} as the father of the royal nephew that Caine killed, using Caine's son as the instrument of his revenge.

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It has since become seen as the archetypical WalkingTheEarth show with a wandering adventurer who has higher spiritual aspirations, but is still ready to get tough when called for. Some of its dialogue became cliches in their own right (calling students "Grasshopper", and "[[WhenYouSnatchThePebble When you can take the pebble from my hand, it will be time for you to leave]]" are two of the best known of these).

There was a made-for-TV movie called simply ''Kung Fu: The Movie'' released in 1986 as a sequel. In addition to Carradine and Keye Luke, the movie starred a pre-fame Brandon Lee as Caine's lost illegitimate son and Creator/{{Mako}} as the father of the royal nephew that Caine killed, using Caine's son as the instrument of his revenge.
A SequelSeries, ''Kung Fu: The Legend Continues'', featured Caine's IdenticalGrandson and his own estranged son, a modern day cop. This series does not appear to include the events of ''Kung Fu: The Movie'' in its continuity. It lasted longer than its namesake, though it failed to gain nearly so much attention. ''Kung Fu 3D'' was a series of 12 {{Webisode}}s hosted on the Warner Brothers website in 1999; while it featured a character named Kwai Chang Caine voiced by David Carradine, it deviated from the show's canon. Caine is [[DoorstopBaby left on the temple's steps by his mother as a baby]], and he is in search of his father instead of his brother. The web series had NoEnding.

There was also a made-for-TV movie called simply ''Kung Fu: The Movie'' released in 1986 that was a sequel to the original series but not in the same continuity as ''Kung Fu: The Legend Continues''. In addition to Carradine and Keye Luke, the movie starred a pre-fame Brandon Lee as Caine's lost illegitimate son and Creator/{{Mako}} as the father of the royal nephew that Caine killed, using Caine's son as the instrument of his revenge.
NoEnding.
23rd Sep '16 5:57:51 AM starjammer05
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There was also a made-for-TV movie called simply ''Kung Fu: The Movie'' released in 1986 that was a sequel to the original series but not in the same continuity as ''Kung Fu: The Legend Continues''. In addition to Carradine and Keye Luke, the movie starred a pre-fame Brandon Lee as Caine's lost illegitimate son and Creator/{{Mako}} as the father of the royal nephew that Caine killed, using Caine's son as the instrument of his revenge.
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