History Series / StrikeBack

12th Aug '17 2:35:41 PM YT45
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* DepravedHomosexual: Leatherby is a real piece of work. Psychotic, sadistic, tortures his Hezbollah boyfriend [[GreenEyedMonster on a mere suspicion of infidelity]] and [[MurderTheHypotenuse murders the guy he suspects him of cheating with]], all within a few minutes after [[{{Hypocrite}} not-at-all-subtly hitting on Stonebridge right in front of him]]. Afterwards, Leatherby is irritated that a simple "sorry" doesn't make it up to him. Between the violent abuse from a guy who will clearly kill him if he tries to leave, and the blackmail from Dalton threatening to out him as a homosexual to his Islamic family, it's hard not to feel at least a little sorry for the boyfriend.
8th Aug '17 3:52:46 AM Dibol
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* DemotedToExtra: Scott Porter's leading role was demoted to a tertiary character in Project Dawn. Due to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Richard Armitage's participation]] in ''Film/TheHobbit'', Porter's death was [[McLeaned written in to facilitate Armitage's exit from the series]].

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* DemotedToExtra: Scott John Porter's leading role was demoted to a tertiary character in Project Dawn. Due to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Richard Armitage's participation]] in ''Film/TheHobbit'', Porter's death was [[McLeaned written in to facilitate Armitage's exit from the series]].



* McLeaned: When Project Dawn was announced,[[RealLifeWritesThePlot Richard Armitage was already involved with filming]] ''Film/TheHobbit''. Due to Armitage's limited availability for the show, Armitage's character, Scott Porter was killed off in the show to inject drama into the show.

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* McLeaned: When Project Dawn was announced,[[RealLifeWritesThePlot Richard Armitage was already involved with filming]] ''Film/TheHobbit''. Due to Armitage's limited availability for the show, Armitage's character, Scott John Porter was killed off in the show to inject drama into the show.
7th Aug '17 2:30:19 AM Dibol
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* DemotedToExtra: Scott Porter's leading role was demoted to a tertiary character in Project Dawn. Due to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Richard Armitage's participation]] in ''Film/TheHobbit'', Porter's death was [[Mcleaned written in to facilitate Armitage's exit from the series]].

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* DemotedToExtra: Scott Porter's leading role was demoted to a tertiary character in Project Dawn. Due to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Richard Armitage's participation]] in ''Film/TheHobbit'', Porter's death was [[Mcleaned [[McLeaned written in to facilitate Armitage's exit from the series]].
6th Aug '17 4:12:30 PM Dibol
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** However, since the plot ties into [[spoiler:how Scott got set up ahead of Operation Iraqi Freedom while working with Porter, Project Dawn picks up on the conspiracy and fall-guy elements of Porter's story.



* DemotedToExtra: Scott Porter's leading role was demoted to a tertiary character in Project Dawn. Due to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Richard Armitage's participation]] in ''Film/TheHobbit'', Porter's death was written in to facilitate Armitage's exit from the series.

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* DemotedToExtra: Scott Porter's leading role was demoted to a tertiary character in Project Dawn. Due to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Richard Armitage's participation]] in ''Film/TheHobbit'', Porter's death was [[Mcleaned written in to facilitate Armitage's exit from the series.series]].


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* McLeaned: When Project Dawn was announced,[[RealLifeWritesThePlot Richard Armitage was already involved with filming]] ''Film/TheHobbit''. Due to Armitage's limited availability for the show, Armitage's character, Scott Porter was killed off in the show to inject drama into the show.
6th Aug '17 4:05:39 PM Dibol
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* AbortedArc: The first series ended with Porter wrongly labeled a terrorist and on the run. This series opens with Porter still a part of Section 20 with no explanation as to what happened in the interim. This aborted arc is also attributed to RealLifeWritesThePlot when actor Richard Armitage had already signed on to portray Thorin Oakenshield for ''TheHobbit'' by the time Project Dawn was announced.

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* AbortedArc: The first series ended with Porter wrongly labeled a terrorist and on the run. This series opens with Porter still a part of Section 20 with no explanation as to what happened in the interim. This aborted arc is also attributed to RealLifeWritesThePlot when actor Richard Armitage had already signed on to portray Thorin Oakenshield for ''TheHobbit'' ''Film/TheHobbit'' by the time Project Dawn was announced.



* DemotedToExtra: Scott Porter's leading role was demoted to a tertiary character in Project Dawn. Due to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Richard Armitage's participation]] in ''TheHobbit'', Porter's death was written in to facilitate Armitage's exit from the series.

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* DemotedToExtra: Scott Porter's leading role was demoted to a tertiary character in Project Dawn. Due to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Richard Armitage's participation]] in ''TheHobbit'', ''Film/TheHobbit'', Porter's death was written in to facilitate Armitage's exit from the series.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: John Porter's demise was written into the story due to actor Richard Armitage having signed on for ''TheHobbit'' before Project Dawn was announced.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: John Porter's demise was written into the story due to actor Richard Armitage having signed on for ''TheHobbit'' ''Film/TheHobbit'' before Project Dawn was announced.
6th Aug '17 4:03:51 PM Dibol
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* AbortedArc: The first series ended with Porter wrongly labelled a terrorist and on the run. This series opens with Porter still a part of Section 20 with no explanation as to what happened in the interim. This aborted arc is also attributed to RealLifeWritesThePlot when actor Richard Armitage had already signed on to portray Thorin Oakenshield for ''TheHobbit'' by the time Project Dawn was announced..
** However, since the plot ties into [[spoiler:how Scott got set up ahead of Operation Iraqi Freedom while working with Porter, Project Dawn picks up on the conspiracy and fall-guy elements of Porter's story. How he got back to Section 20 remains unexplained though.]]

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* AbortedArc: The first series ended with Porter wrongly labelled labeled a terrorist and on the run. This series opens with Porter still a part of Section 20 with no explanation as to what happened in the interim. This aborted arc is also attributed to RealLifeWritesThePlot when actor Richard Armitage had already signed on to portray Thorin Oakenshield for ''TheHobbit'' by the time Project Dawn was announced..
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** However, since the plot ties into [[spoiler:how Scott got set up ahead of Operation Iraqi Freedom while working with Porter, Project Dawn picks up on the conspiracy and fall-guy elements of Porter's story. How he got back to Section 20 remains unexplained though.]]


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* DemotedToExtra: Scott Porter's leading role was demoted to a tertiary character in Project Dawn. Due to [[RealLifeWritesThePlot Richard Armitage's participation]] in ''TheHobbit'', Porter's death was written in to facilitate Armitage's exit from the series.
26th Jul '17 8:01:35 PM YT45
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* StrangeSalute: Scott frequently gives somebody a US military salute that immediately transitions to FlippingTheBird. Also doubles as an IronicSalute, depending on who it's directed at.



* CaliforniaDoubling: Episodes 1-4 are shot in Cape Town, the rest of the series in Budapest. Episodes 5 and 6 are again the aversion.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Episodes 1-4 are shot in Cape Town, the rest of the series in Budapest. Episodes 5 and 6 are again the aversion. Episode 1 is pretty obvious when a road in "northern California" has a white center dividing line and yellow fog lines on the sides--the exact ''opposite'' of road markings in the United States.
16th Jul '17 5:30:23 PM nombretomado
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* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: In the finale, Stonebridge is given an antique Luger P08 and Model 24 Stielhandgranate by Oskar, a farmer they befriend in the Swiss countryside. He also lets them take his restored WW2 era motorbike and sidecar.

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* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: In the finale, Stonebridge is given an antique Luger P08 and Model 24 Stielhandgranate by Oskar, a farmer they befriend in the Swiss countryside. He also lets them take his restored WW2 [=WW2=] era motorbike and sidecar.
9th Jul '17 11:32:31 AM Dibol
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* AbortedArc: The first series ended with Porter wrongly labelled a terrorist and on the run. This series opens with Porter still a part of Section 20 with no explanation as to what happened in the interim.

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* AbortedArc: The first series ended with Porter wrongly labelled a terrorist and on the run. This series opens with Porter still a part of Section 20 with no explanation as to what happened in the interim. This aborted arc is also attributed to RealLifeWritesThePlot when actor Richard Armitage had already signed on to portray Thorin Oakenshield for ''TheHobbit'' by the time Project Dawn was announced..


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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: John Porter's demise was written into the story due to actor Richard Armitage having signed on for ''TheHobbit'' before Project Dawn was announced.
1st Jun '17 9:07:26 AM JamesAustin
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'''''Strike Back''''' is a British/American action series that's aired between 2010 to the present that centers on the members of "Section 20", an MI6/British military intelligence black-ops unit.

The first series, '''''Chris Ryan's Strike Back''''', (which later aired on Creator/{{Cinemax}} under the subtitle '''''Origins''''' in late 2013), aired as a six-part miniseries on the UK's Sky Network in 2010. It's loosely based on the Chris Ryan novel and follows John Porter (Creator/RichardArmitage), a disgraced former-SAS soldier, who is drafted into service by former comrade Hugh Collinson (Creator/AndrewLincoln), the head of Section 20. Initially recruited to rescue a hostage from terrorists in Iraq and later going on missions in Zimbabwe and Afghanistan, Porter soon learns there's a conspiracy of silence behind the failed mission that led to his dishonourable discharge.

The second series, '''''Strike Back: Project Dawn''''', ran for ten episodes in 2011 and was co-produced by Cinemax with an entirely new cast and abandoning the storyline set up in the previous series. It follows Section 20's attempts to track down Pakistani terrorist Latif, who is attempting to acquire and use weapons of mass destruction; their efforts are led by Michael Stonebridge (Creator/PhilipWinchester), a straight-laced SBS trooper, and Damien Scott (Creator/SullivanStapleton), a disgraced former-Delta operator. The pair are also trying to unravel the mystery of "Project Dawn", which is linked to Scott's unfair dismissal from Delta Force, the final fate of John Porter, and Latif's plan to acquire a WMD.

The third series, '''''Strike Back: Vengeance''''', is another ten-episode Cinemax co-production and a direct sequel to the previous series, once again starring Winchester and Stapleton, with Creator/RhonaMitra also starring as Rachel Dalton, the new commander of Section 20. In ''Vengeance'', a simple exchange gone wrong puts Section 20 on the trail of nuclear triggers and competing against the forces of Conrad Knox (Creator/CharlesDance), a businessmen with an agenda. Stonebridge's semi-retirement as an SAS training officer is shattered when [[spoiler:a vengeful former colleague murders his wife]], and he returns to Section 20 to seek revenge; meanwhile, Scott is reunited with CIA officer Christy Bryant, who threatens to expose the secrets of his past.

The fourth series, '''''Strike Back: Shadow Warfare''''', is also ten-episodes, with Cinemax continuing its partnership and Winchester, Stapleton and Mitra reprising their roles. ''Shadow Warfare'' begins with Scott and Stonebridge being recalled from vacation in the western U.S. after another member of Section 20 is killed in Lebanon while tracking the terrorist al-Zuhari. While Scott and Stonebridge are deployed in Colombia to recover Zuhari's top lieutenant, Dalton, who was trapped in Lebanon after Section 20's original mission was compromised, begins searching for a rogue MI-6 operative who may have sold the team out to al-Zuhari.

The fifth series, '''''Strike Back: Legacy''''', premiered in 2015. It was originally planned for 2014 but production had to be delayed after Sullivan Stapleton was involved in a near-fatal accident as the passenger of a tuk-tuk after a night out in Thailand. In this series, Section 20 gets caught up in a North Korean conspiracy as both Scott and Stonebridge start giving serious thought about what they'd do once they're no longer able to go out into the field. This series also takes a back to basics approach, with Section 20 being stripped down until it's just the two of them and Locke trying to save the world on their own.

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'''''Strike Back''''' ''Strike Back'' is a British/American action series that's aired between 2010 to the present that centers on the members of "Section 20", an MI6/British military intelligence black-ops unit.

The first series, '''''Chris ''Chris Ryan's Strike Back''''', Back'', (which later aired on Creator/{{Cinemax}} under the subtitle '''''Origins''''' ''Origins'' in late 2013), aired as a six-part miniseries on the UK's Sky Network in 2010. It's loosely based on the Chris Ryan novel and follows John Porter (Creator/RichardArmitage), a disgraced former-SAS soldier, who is drafted into service by former comrade Hugh Collinson (Creator/AndrewLincoln), the head of Section 20. Initially recruited to rescue a hostage from terrorists in Iraq and later going on missions in Zimbabwe and Afghanistan, Porter soon learns there's a conspiracy of silence behind the failed mission that led to his dishonourable discharge.

The second series, '''''Strike ''Strike Back: Project Dawn''''', Dawn'', ran for ten episodes in 2011 and was co-produced by Cinemax with an entirely new cast and abandoning the storyline set up in the previous series. It follows Section 20's attempts to track down Pakistani terrorist Latif, who is attempting to acquire and use weapons of mass destruction; their efforts are led by Michael Stonebridge (Creator/PhilipWinchester), a straight-laced SBS trooper, and Damien Scott (Creator/SullivanStapleton), a disgraced former-Delta operator. The pair are also trying to unravel the mystery of "Project Dawn", which is linked to Scott's unfair dismissal from Delta Force, the final fate of John Porter, and Latif's plan to acquire a WMD.

The third series, '''''Strike ''Strike Back: Vengeance''''', Vengeance'', is another ten-episode Cinemax co-production and a direct sequel to the previous series, once again starring Winchester and Stapleton, with Creator/RhonaMitra also starring as Rachel Dalton, the new commander of Section 20. In ''Vengeance'', a simple exchange gone wrong puts Section 20 on the trail of nuclear triggers and competing against the forces of Conrad Knox (Creator/CharlesDance), a businessmen with an agenda. Stonebridge's semi-retirement as an SAS training officer is shattered when [[spoiler:a vengeful former colleague murders his wife]], and he returns to Section 20 to seek revenge; meanwhile, Scott is reunited with CIA officer Christy Bryant, who threatens to expose the secrets of his past.

The fourth series, '''''Strike ''Strike Back: Shadow Warfare''''', Warfare'', is also ten-episodes, with Cinemax continuing its partnership and Winchester, Stapleton and Mitra reprising their roles. ''Shadow Warfare'' begins with Scott and Stonebridge being recalled from vacation in the western U.S. after another member of Section 20 is killed in Lebanon while tracking the terrorist al-Zuhari. While Scott and Stonebridge are deployed in Colombia to recover Zuhari's top lieutenant, Dalton, who was trapped in Lebanon after Section 20's original mission was compromised, begins searching for a rogue MI-6 operative who may have sold the team out to al-Zuhari.

The fifth series, '''''Strike ''Strike Back: Legacy''''', Legacy'', premiered in 2015. It was originally planned for 2014 but production had to be delayed after Sullivan Stapleton was involved in a near-fatal accident as the passenger of a tuk-tuk after a night out in Thailand. In this series, Section 20 gets caught up in a North Korean conspiracy as both Scott and Stonebridge start giving serious thought about what they'd do once they're no longer able to go out into the field. This series also takes a back to basics approach, with Section 20 being stripped down until it's just the two of them and Locke trying to save the world on their own.
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