History Series / Tatort

11th Jul '17 7:57:47 AM Doug86
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* AIIsACrapshoot: ''HAL''. (Duh. Contains loads of ShoutOut to TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey.) Set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture (a novum for Tatort), "Bluesky", a self-learning surveillance program, revolts against his creator by [[spoiler: hanging a murder on him and even is responsible that he is shot by the police.]]

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* AIIsACrapshoot: ''HAL''. (Duh. Contains loads of ShoutOut to TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey.''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''.) Set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture (a novum for Tatort), "Bluesky", a self-learning surveillance program, revolts against his creator by [[spoiler: hanging a murder on him and even is responsible that he is shot by the police.]]
26th May '17 3:30:38 PM Kamikashi
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*** The one time she did[[note]]Episode 551: Sag nichts…[[/note]], she ended up owing Thiel one because it caused a fire hazard alert (with her being drenched), and Boerne (and the other doctors) would have been furious at her if the policeman had opted to tell them, as the alert causes the institute personnel to evacuate, leaving their (often time-sensitive) work unattended.

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*** **** The one time she did[[note]]Episode 551: Sag nichts…[[/note]], she ended up owing Thiel one because it caused a fire hazard alert (with her being drenched), and Boerne (and the other doctors) would have been furious at her if the policeman had opted to tell them, as the alert causes the institute personnel to evacuate, leaving their (often time-sensitive) work unattended.
2nd May '17 9:02:09 AM Kamikashi
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** ChekhovsClassroom: It's a university lecture hall, but right in the second Münster episode, Thiel pulls Boerne out of his lecture to discuss the current case. Later, his team finds a gun that may or may not have been used for one of the murders in the episode; first thing Thiel does is checking if there was blood sucked ''into the barrel'' because that is what Boerne had lectured would happen when you put the gun right to the head.

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** ChekhovsClassroom: It's a university lecture hall, but right in the second Münster episode, Thiel pulls Boerne out of his lecture to discuss the current case.case, much to the professor's annoyance (Thiel had been so far not very forthcoming in the case). Later, his team finds a gun that may or may not have been used for one of the murders in the episode; first thing Thiel does is checking if there was blood sucked ''into the barrel'' because that is what Boerne had lectured would happen when you put the gun right to the head.


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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In the first Münster Tatort, ''Der Dunkle Fleck'', Professor Boerne implies to be rather averse to hunting for sport. The latest (No. 21), ''Fangschuss'', however, has him studying for a hunting license because his favourite golf course is being swamped by the plebs.
15th Mar '17 10:50:51 AM Kamikashi
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*** Oberstaatsanwältin Wilhelmine Klemm is a heavy chain smoker that continuously ignores the smoking ban in public buildings, and will leave her cigarette butts behind just about anywhere, leaving the police colleagues with the clean up. Her smoking habit is so well-known that inquiries concerning her whereabouts at a crime scene are answered with "just follow the smoke signals". The only place she ''doesn't'' smoke at is Boerne's morgue, likely because it is attached to the university hospital and after all, it's '''Boerne's''' morgue.

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*** Oberstaatsanwältin Wilhelmine Klemm is [[CigaretteOfAnxiety a heavy chain smoker smoker]] that continuously ignores the smoking ban in public buildings, and will leave her cigarette butts behind just about anywhere, leaving the police colleagues with the clean up. Her smoking habit is so well-known that inquiries concerning her whereabouts at a crime scene are answered with "just follow the smoke signals". signals", and that people usually bet ''against'' her when she makes the resolution to quit smoking (which she manages for a whole year and afterwards keeps faking it). The only place she ''doesn't'' smoke at is Boerne's morgue, likely because it is attached to the university hospital and after all, it's '''Boerne's''' morgue.morgue.
**** The one time she did[[note]]Episode 551: Sag nichts…[[/note]], she ended up owing Thiel one because it caused a fire hazard alert (with her being drenched), and Boerne (and the other doctors) would have been furious at her if the policeman had opted to tell them, as the alert causes the institute personnel to evacuate, leaving their (often time-sensitive) work unattended.
4th Mar '17 2:23:14 PM Kamikashi
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* BelligerentSexualTension: Subverted with forensic pathologist Professor Karl-Friedrich Boerne (Jan Josef Liefers) and his assistant Silke "Alberich" Haller ([=ChrisTine=] Urspruch), who actually not romantically interested in one another. Although they did once meet anonymously on an internet dating forum and became interested. Then they fixed a date in a restaurant, discovered who they were dealing with, and that was the end of that.

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* BelligerentSexualTension: Subverted with forensic pathologist medical scientist (''not'' pathologist, which is taught with anatomy) Professor Dr. Karl-Friedrich Boerne (Jan Josef Liefers) and his assistant Silke "Alberich" Haller ([=ChrisTine=] Urspruch), who actually not romantically interested in one another. Although they did once meet anonymously on an internet dating forum and became interested. Then they fixed a date in a restaurant, discovered who they were dealing with, and that was the end of that.



* ChekhovsSkill: As the regular cast of the Münster ''Tatort'' contains not one, but two ace pathologists -- Professor Dr. Karl-Friedrich Boerne and his assistant Silke Haller -- and one of them is one of the two main protagonists, it is not surprising that episodes set in Münster involve murders by poisoning, questions of paternity, missing bodies or old cases where only the bones of a victim are left more frequently than others. Boerne's skills in riding and fencing have also proved useful in at least one episode each. There are also surprisingly many instances where Boerne is either helped or hampered by his upper class connections and his past in a ''Studentenverbindung'' (the German version of fraternities, only much more elitist and right leaning - at least in public perception).

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* ChekhovsSkill: As the regular cast of the Münster ''Tatort'' contains not one, but two ace pathologists forensic medical scientists -- Professor Dr. Karl-Friedrich Boerne and his assistant Silke Haller -- and one of them is one of the two main protagonists, it is not surprising that episodes set in Münster involve murders by poisoning, questions of paternity, missing bodies or old cases where only the bones of a victim are left more frequently than others. Boerne's skills in riding and fencing have also proved useful in at least one episode each. There are also surprisingly many instances where Boerne is either helped or hampered by his upper class connections and his past in a ''Studentenverbindung'' (the German version of fraternities, only much more elitist and right leaning - at least in public perception).
27th Feb '17 12:50:57 PM Kamikashi
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** Boerne seems to collect those, most of them in dark blue or silver. A (not complete) list:

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** Boerne seems to collect those, most of them in dark blue blue, black or silver. A (not complete) list:


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*** Audi A4 Cabriolet (Dreimal Schwarzer Kater[[note]]Tree times a black tomcat[[/note]] and Sag nichts[[note]]Do not say anything[[/note]])
25th Feb '17 5:45:52 PM Kamikashi
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* ChekhovsSkill: As the regular cast of the Münster ''Tatort'' contains not one, but two ace pathologists -- Professor Dr. Karl-Friedrich Boerne and his assistant Silke Haller -- and one of them is one of the two main protagonists, it is not surprising that episodes set in Münster involve murders by poisoning, questions of paternity, missing bodies or old cases where only the bones of a victim are left more frequently than others. Boerne's skills in riding and fencing have also proved useful in at least one episode each. There are also surprisingly many instances where Boerne is either helped or hampered by his upper class connections and his past in a ''Studentenverbindung'' (the German version of fraternities, only much more elitist and right leaning - at least in public perception)

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* ChekhovsSkill: As the regular cast of the Münster ''Tatort'' contains not one, but two ace pathologists -- Professor Dr. Karl-Friedrich Boerne and his assistant Silke Haller -- and one of them is one of the two main protagonists, it is not surprising that episodes set in Münster involve murders by poisoning, questions of paternity, missing bodies or old cases where only the bones of a victim are left more frequently than others. Boerne's skills in riding and fencing have also proved useful in at least one episode each. There are also surprisingly many instances where Boerne is either helped or hampered by his upper class connections and his past in a ''Studentenverbindung'' (the German version of fraternities, only much more elitist and right leaning - at least in public perception)perception).
** ChekhovsClassroom: It's a university lecture hall, but right in the second Münster episode, Thiel pulls Boerne out of his lecture to discuss the current case. Later, his team finds a gun that may or may not have been used for one of the murders in the episode; first thing Thiel does is checking if there was blood sucked ''into the barrel'' because that is what Boerne had lectured would happen when you put the gun right to the head.



*** Jaguar S-type (Der Dunkle Fleck[[note]]The Dark Spot aka The Blemish[[/note]])

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*** Jaguar S-type (Der Dunkle Fleck[[note]]The Dark Spot aka The Blemish[[/note]])Blemish[[/note]] and Fakten, Fakten… [[note]]"Facts, Facts…" The title is a reference to the Focus Magazine[[/note]])
13th Feb '17 6:20:13 PM Kamikashi
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* FishOutOfWater: ''Hauptkommissar'' Frank Thiel (Axel Prahl) -- a lapsed Protestant from UsefulNotes/{{Hamburg}} -- in the much smaller and deeply Catholic Münster. Other Tatorts also have such characters, for instance in the new Nuremberg-based one the two leading investigators are Paula Ringelhahn (Dagmar Manzel) from Guben in East Germany and North German Felix Voss (Fabian Hinrichs).

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* FishOutOfWater: ''Hauptkommissar'' Frank Thiel (Axel Prahl) -- a lapsed Protestant from who, while having been born in Münster, grew up in UsefulNotes/{{Hamburg}} -- in the much smaller and deeply Catholic Münster. Other Tatorts also have such characters, for instance in the new Nuremberg-based one the two leading investigators are Paula Ringelhahn (Dagmar Manzel) from Guben in East Germany and North German Felix Voss (Fabian Hinrichs).
1st Feb '17 8:48:02 AM Kamikashi
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* GermanHumour: Given that the teams are from nearly every region of the German cultural range, expect GermanHumour in any regional variant.
25th Jan '17 3:42:51 PM Kamikashi
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* IdentificationByDentalRecords: In a Münster episode [[spoiler: a man faked his death in a house fire in South Africa by having his dentist tamper with his dental records. Since Professor Boerne was the one thus fooled into signing a false death certificate he took this personally and went to the extra trouble and expense of reconstructing the face from the skull found in the burned-down house to identify the victim's real identity.]]

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* IdentificationByDentalRecords: In a the Münster episode ''Herrenabend''[[note]]Gentlemen's Night[[/note]] [[spoiler: a man faked his death in a house fire in South Africa by having his dentist tamper with his dental records. Since Professor Boerne was the one thus fooled into signing a false death certificate certificate, and thus threatened with suspension/removal from his post as Coroner for Münster by Klemm, he took this personally and went to the extra trouble and expense of reconstructing the face from the skull found in the burned-down house to identify the victim's real identity.identity, much to the dismay of Thiel, who had thoroughly enjoyed seeing Boerne so flustered.]]



* LadyLooksLikeADude: Or sounds like one. When Kommissar Thiel first spoke on the telephone to ''Oberstaatsanwältin'' Wilhelmine Klemm (Mechtild Großmann), her gravelly voice made him think he was dealing with a man. In some episodes the heavily-smoking district attorney approaches BrawnHilda status.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The 1920s song ''Auf der Reeperbahn nachts um halb eins'' functions as one for ''Hauptkommissar'' Thiel as he uses it has his ringtone and, as a Hamburg tune, it sticks out like a sore thumb in Münster.

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* LadyLooksLikeADude: Or sounds like one. When Kommissar Thiel first spoke on the telephone to ''Oberstaatsanwältin'' Wilhelmine Klemm (Mechtild Großmann), her gravelly voice made him think he was dealing with a man. In some episodes the heavily-smoking chief district attorney approaches BrawnHilda status.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The 1920s song ''Auf der Reeperbahn nachts um halb eins'' functions as one for ''Hauptkommissar'' Thiel as he uses it has as his ringtone and, as a Hamburg tune, it sticks out like a sore thumb in Münster.
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