History Series / PanAm

25th Jan '16 6:42:24 PM 0b1knob
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhof: The show was very popular [[http://deadline.com/2012/05/pan-am-honored-in-europe-what-is-its-future-in-america-270169/ in European countries but never found a US audience.]]
1st Dec '15 7:50:52 AM crazysamaritan
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* TheBeard: How Amanda sees Ted if they get married.
* TheBechdelTest: Passes with [[IncrediblyLamePun flying]] colors. Inverted with the men on the show, for the first few episodes, at least. It seemed that whenever they talked to each other, it was always about the women. That changed in "Eastern Exposure" where a lot of their dialogue centered around how Dean was able to make flight captain despite nearly 50 first officers above him in seniority.

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* TheBeard: How Amanda sees Ted if they get married.
* TheBechdelTest: Passes with [[IncrediblyLamePun flying]] colors. Inverted with the men on the show,
as "proof" she's not gay, and considers marrying him for the first few episodes, at least. It seemed that whenever they talked to each other, it was always about the women. That changed in "Eastern Exposure" where a lot of their dialogue centered around how Dean was able to make flight captain despite nearly 50 first officers above him in seniority.purpose.
15th Nov '15 9:53:22 PM Cindylover1969
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[[caption-width-right:349:"Come fly with me, come fly, let's fly away..."]]



DuelingShows with {{NBC}}'s ''Series/ThePlayboyClub'' and both attempting to capture the success of ''Series/MadMen'' for primetime broadcast television. Neither attempt worked, though ''Pam Am'' barely "won" the duel by lasting a whole season before being quietly canceled.

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DuelingShows with {{NBC}}'s ''Series/ThePlayboyClub'' and both attempting to capture the success of ''Series/MadMen'' for primetime broadcast television. Neither attempt worked, though ''Pam Am'' barely "won" the duel by lasting a whole season before being quietly canceled. But it introduced audiences outside Australia to Creator/MargotRobbie (those who hadn't seen her on ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'', anyway), so something good came out of it.



* BillingDisplacement: Creator/ChristinaRicci, due to being the biggest star in the series, gets top billing, despite that her character, Maggie, is often sidelined or OutOfFocus. The show mainly offers up an EnsembleCast but if a main character had to be picked it would probably be Kate, whose actress, Kelli Garner, gets AndStarring status.



* FakeNationality: French-Canadian Karine Vanasse as the French Colette. Also Australian Creator/MargotRobbie as [[FakeAmerican Laura]].



* HeyItsThatGuy: [[{{Twilight}} Alice Cullen]] plays Ted's childhood friend.



* TheyJustDidntCare: During the pilot episode, as Clipper 22 approaches London, the wingtip navigation lights are swapped: the green one should be on the RIGHT wing, the red one on the LEFT. They got them backwards, which truly grated on this troper's nerves.
2nd Jul '15 12:08:32 AM Sheora
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* TheBechdelTest: Passes with [[IncrediblyLamePun flying]] colors. Surprisingly inverted with the men on the show, for the first few episodes, at least. It seemed that whenever they talked to each other, it was always about the women. That changed in "Eastern Exposure" where a lot of their dialogue centered around how Dean was able to make flight captain despite nearly 50 first officers above him in seniority.

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* TheBechdelTest: Passes with [[IncrediblyLamePun flying]] colors. Surprisingly inverted Inverted with the men on the show, for the first few episodes, at least. It seemed that whenever they talked to each other, it was always about the women. That changed in "Eastern Exposure" where a lot of their dialogue centered around how Dean was able to make flight captain despite nearly 50 first officers above him in seniority.
4th May '15 6:24:40 PM unclejack
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* FakeNationality: French-Canadian Karine Vanasse as the French Colette. Also Australian Margot Robbie as [[FakeAmerican Laura]].

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* FakeNationality: French-Canadian Karine Vanasse as the French Colette. Also Australian Margot Robbie Creator/MargotRobbie as [[FakeAmerican Laura]].
19th Apr '15 11:09:25 PM nombretomado
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* ColdWar: Discussed by the various CIA and [=MI6=] operatives Kate deals with; international flight crewmembers make great intelligence assets because their jobs provide them with built-in covers. Intercontinental flights during this era weren't exactly safe, though, and neither was spying. Bridget learns both lessons to her cost.

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* ColdWar: UsefulNotes/ColdWar: Discussed by the various CIA and [=MI6=] operatives Kate deals with; international flight crewmembers make great intelligence assets because their jobs provide them with built-in covers. Intercontinental flights during this era weren't exactly safe, though, and neither was spying. Bridget learns both lessons to her cost.
25th Mar '15 7:38:07 AM tigerplish
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** It is remarkabl how well-known Pan American World Airways and its blue globe are, that twentysometing years after its demise people still know of it, speak of it, and cared enough about it to try to make a TV show about it. The end result wasn't what the creators wanted at all.

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** It is remarkabl remarkable how well-known Pan American World Airways and its blue globe are, that twentysometing years after its demise people still know of it, speak of it, and cared enough about it to try to make a TV show about it. The end result wasn't what the creators wanted at all.
25th Mar '15 7:36:05 AM tigerplish
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** It is remarkable to realize how well-known Pan American World Airways and its blue globe are, that twentysometing years after its demise people still know of it, speak of it, and cared enough about it to try to make a TV show about it. The end result wasn't what the creators wanted at all.

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** It is remarkable to realize remarkabl how well-known Pan American World Airways and its blue globe are, that twentysometing years after its demise people still know of it, speak of it, and cared enough about it to try to make a TV show about it. The end result wasn't what the creators wanted at all.
25th Mar '15 6:00:04 AM tigerplish
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* ShownTheirWork: The stewardesses have to weigh in before each flight; girdles are mandatory, with Maggie receiving a suspension for not wearing hers.

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* ShownTheirWork: The stewardesses have to weigh in before each flight; girdles are mandatory, with Maggie receiving a suspension for not wearing hers. hers.
** In "Eastern Exposure" (which shows a round-the-world flight) Clipper Majestic's callsign is "Clipper 2." Pan Am Flight 2 was the east-bound round-the-world flight departing from JFK. (Flight 1 was the west-bound departing from SFO)
** Again in "Eastern Exposure," they show the much-feared approach into Hong Kong's Kai Tak International runway 13 -- at night, in rough weather. They got all the little details right, except for [[spoiler:the cockpit drama regarding the crosswinds being at the limit. IRL that would've been won by Dean and the 1st officer would've just said "yessir."]]
* TheyJustDidntCare: During the pilot episode, as Clipper 22 approaches London, the wingtip navigation lights are swapped: the green one should be on the RIGHT wing, the red one on the LEFT. They got them backwards, which truly grated on this troper's nerves.
23rd Mar '15 4:42:21 PM tigerplish
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** The 707 is one of the all-time coolest planes, along with its contemporary competitor, the Douglas DC-8, it shrank the globe in a way not matched until the Internet came along. "Transformative" doesn't even begin to cover how the 707 changed the world.


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** There is one piece of Pan Am still living that is connected to the original 1927 Pan American Airways -- the flight school at 36th Av, Miami FL.
** It is remarkable to realize how well-known Pan American World Airways and its blue globe are, that twentysometing years after its demise people still know of it, speak of it, and cared enough about it to try to make a TV show about it. The end result wasn't what the creators wanted at all.
*** Many people still hold Pan Am as the apex in airline service.
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