History Series / TalesOfTheGoldMonkey

29th Jan '16 3:05:37 PM jormis29
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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Only Angels Have Wings'' (1939) and other depression-era adventure and noir films (despite assumptions to the contrary, it was not a Spiritual Successor of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', having been originally pitched and rejected in 1979...though the idea was finally accepted following the success of Raiders.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Only Angels Have Wings'' ''Film/OnlyAngelsHaveWings'' (1939) and other depression-era adventure and noir films (despite assumptions to the contrary, it was not a Spiritual Successor of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', having been originally pitched and rejected in 1979...though the idea was finally accepted following the success of Raiders.
29th Jan '16 12:48:08 AM gallium
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An early [[DonaldPBellisario Belisarius Production]], it shares many of the traits common with his works, such as action/adventure, {{Camp}}, RuleOfCool, and a former military protagonist (Jake Cutter, former Flying Tigers AVG pilot) who narrates his own life through an inner voice. It ran for but a single season (Sept. 1982-July 1983) for a total of 21 episodes, counting the 2 hour pilot, but built up a large cult following that [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes kept circulating the tapes]] for decades before it finally made its way to DVD in 2009 (UK/Australia) and 2010 (US/Canada). While many assume the show was a Spiritual Successor of ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', Bellisario originally pitched the idea in the late 1970s and always claimed the inspiration to be the 1939 film ''Only Angels Have Wings''.

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An early [[DonaldPBellisario Belisarius Production]], it shares many of the traits common with his works, such as action/adventure, {{Camp}}, RuleOfCool, and a former military protagonist (Jake Cutter, former Flying Tigers AVG pilot) who narrates his own life through an inner voice. It ran for but a single season (Sept. 1982-July 1983) for a total of 21 episodes, counting the 2 hour pilot, but built up a large cult following that [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes kept circulating the tapes]] for decades before it finally made its way to DVD in 2009 (UK/Australia) and 2010 (US/Canada). While many assume the show was a Spiritual Successor of ''Franchise/IndianaJones'', Bellisario originally pitched the idea in the late 1970s and always claimed the inspiration to be the 1939 film ''Only Angels Have Wings''.
''Film/OnlyAngelsHaveWings''.
31st Jul '15 6:02:51 AM VoxAquila
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* PropRecycling: The Goose was reused in the ''Series/QuantumLeap'' episode "Ghost Ship", [[MythologyGag even owned by a Cutter.]]
31st Jul '15 6:00:21 AM VoxAquila
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* PropRecycling: The Goose was reused in the ''Series/QuantumLeap'' episode "Ghost Ship", [[MythologyGag even owned by a Cutter.]]
17th Jul '15 8:55:47 AM VoxAquila
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* {{Expy}}: [[OneSceneWonder One episode wonder]] Gandy Dancer was revised for ''Series/MagnumPI'' as pilot and treasure hunter Sam Hunter, even played by the same actor.
8th Jun '15 8:42:17 PM garrisonskunk
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* NoSeatBelts: In "Boragora or Bust" Jake tells Jack he'll get the dog a seat belt...eventually.
8th Jun '15 7:04:38 PM garrisonskunk
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* PromotionToOpeningTitles: Jack in the reimagined second half of the season credit sequence.
5th Jun '15 1:15:58 PM VoxAquila
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* BiggerBad: Par for the course for the [[TheThirties time period]], UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.


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* GreaterScopeVillain: Par for the course for the [[TheThirties time period]], UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Axis Powers.]]
5th Jun '15 5:39:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* CannotTellFictionFromReality: Gandy Dancer from "Legends are Forever", convinced that [[Literature/LostHorizon James Hilton]] really ''did'' visit Shangri-Li and that HRiderHaggard really ''did'' find Literature/KingSolomonsMines. [[spoiler: The ending of the episode shows he [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight might not have been far off...]]]]

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* CannotTellFictionFromReality: Gandy Dancer from "Legends are Forever", convinced that [[Literature/LostHorizon James Hilton]] really ''did'' visit Shangri-Li and that HRiderHaggard Creator/HRiderHaggard really ''did'' find Literature/KingSolomonsMines. [[spoiler: The ending of the episode shows he [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight might not have been far off...]]]]
4th Jun '15 5:44:56 PM garrisonskunk
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* GilliganCut: in "Legends Are Forever" Jake says, "Ok...we'll go. But..we're..NOT...taking...the...Goose!" Cut to the Goose in mid air.
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