History Series / Vintergatan

20th Aug '17 2:38:20 PM nombretomado
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* [[XMeetsY X Meets Y Meets Z]]: WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo (minus the dog) meets the Quest for the Holy Grail meets Franchise/StarTrek.

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* [[XMeetsY X Meets Y Meets Z]]: WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo (minus the dog) meets the Quest for the Holy Grail meets Franchise/StarTrek.
21st Jan '17 9:08:28 PM Angeldeb82
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The ''Vintergatan'' series was originally a show created for the mornings of summer vacation, airing at nine-o'-clock every morning for around sixty days in the year 2000. It began with ''Vintergatan 5A'' -- a children's science-fiction comedy show that was about three youngsters and one oldster -- PluckyGirl Mira, TheSmartGuy Henrik, the [[SoulBrotha black-and-American]] Glenn, and a ''very'' GrumpyOldMan by name of Peo. To summarize, they thought they were going to camp, all of them riding in the same cab (with Peo as the driver). They suffered an unfortunate AlienAbduction. They found themselves on a spaceship -- but before long, it went dark, and a holographic screen appeared. An alien (who, quite simply, called himself '[[ShapedLikeItself Al]][[SomeCallmeTim ien]]') began speaking to them, asking them if they would go on a quest that would change the world forever...and, in an actual aversion of a ButThouMust situation, gave them the choice to deny. Mira cast the deciding vote, and leaned toward refusing...but after Glenn sighed, saying he should have known she would back down -- after all, she is a ''girl'' -- she agreed anyway, and the adventure began.

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The ''Vintergatan'' series was originally a show created for the mornings of summer vacation, airing at nine-o'-clock every morning for around sixty days in the year 2000. It began with ''Vintergatan 5A'' -- a children's science-fiction comedy show that was about three youngsters and one oldster -- PluckyGirl Mira, TheSmartGuy Henrik, the [[SoulBrotha black-and-American]] Glenn, and a ''very'' GrumpyOldMan by name of Peo. To summarize, they thought they were going to camp, all of them riding in the same cab (with Peo as the driver). They suffered an unfortunate AlienAbduction. They found themselves on a spaceship -- but before long, it went dark, and a holographic screen appeared. An alien (who, quite simply, called himself '[[ShapedLikeItself Al]][[SomeCallmeTim Al]][[SomeCallMeTim ien]]') began speaking to them, asking them if they would go on a quest that would change the world forever...and, in an actual aversion of a ButThouMust situation, gave them the choice to deny. Mira cast the deciding vote, and leaned toward refusing...but after Glenn sighed, saying he should have known she would back down -- after all, she is a ''girl'' -- she agreed anyway, and the adventure began.



In the year of 2009, another sequel was made, taking place nearly twenty years after the original -- ''Vid Vintergatans Slut'' ([[IThoughtItMeant don't laugh]] -- it means ''At The End Of The Milky Way''). It features Mira, all grown up, and not at all like her younger, more adventurous self -- these times, she's a surly, middle-aged woman. She also has a daughter named [[TomboyishName Billie]], who fondly remembers the stories her mother used to tell her when she was small, about space and travels and aliens, which she always assumed was just stories. When she visits her childhood home, however, she finds a spacesuit hidden away, and a [[HumanAliens rather human-looking alien]] named Pax (from the planet Ypsagon) visits her and takes her to her spaceship, claiming she's sent from Peo and mistaking her for Mira. They pick up a reluctant Mira after this, and they finally get to have all the adventures in space Billie always wanted but Mira turned her back to, as they set off to defeat a TerribleTrio (consisting of The Count, The Professor, and [[OddNameOut Lennartsson]]). It kept continuity in mind, and it ''was'' written and directed by the same fellow who did the original 5A and 5B. It ended on a SequelHook, so it looks this ''isn't'' [[IncrediblyLamePun the end of the Milky Way]].

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In the year of 2009, another sequel was made, taking place nearly twenty years after the original -- ''Vid Vintergatans Slut'' ([[IThoughtItMeant don't laugh]] -- it means ''At The End Of The Milky Way''). It features Mira, all grown up, and not at all like her younger, more adventurous self -- these times, she's a surly, middle-aged woman. She also has a daughter named [[TomboyishName Billie]], who fondly remembers the stories her mother used to tell her when she was small, about space and travels and aliens, which she always assumed was just stories. When she visits her childhood home, however, she finds a spacesuit hidden away, and a [[HumanAliens rather human-looking alien]] named Pax (from the planet Ypsagon) visits her and takes her to her spaceship, claiming she's sent from Peo and mistaking her for Mira. They pick up a reluctant Mira after this, and they finally get to have all the adventures in space Billie always wanted but Mira turned her back to, as they set off to defeat a TerribleTrio (consisting of The Count, The Professor, and [[OddNameOut Lennartsson]]). It kept continuity in mind, and it ''was'' written and directed by the same fellow who did the original 5A and 5B. It ended on a SequelHook, so it looks this ''isn't'' [[IncrediblyLamePun [[JustForPun the end of the Milky Way]].



* TranslatorMicrobes: Present all through the series, usually in form of the truthperculator, then subverted in one episode of ''VVS'', where Peo is, indeed, seen speaking an alien language with, well, an alien, complete with subtitles for us non-alien watchers. (Of note: One odd thing is that towards the end of the conversation, Peo says 'Zavidal' -- the typical greeting for Crona from Ypsagon, who the alien looks nothing like. So either there's a group of planets tightly bunched together with different species living on them, but sharing the same language, or [[FridgeBrilliance the exhausted, rushed, and desperate Peo tried to act cheery, but a clear sign of his distress was him messing up the languages.]])

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* TranslatorMicrobes: Present all through the series, usually in form of the truthperculator, then subverted in one episode of ''VVS'', where Peo is, indeed, seen speaking an alien language with, well, an alien, complete with subtitles for us non-alien watchers. (Of note: One odd thing is that towards the end of the conversation, Peo says 'Zavidal' -- the typical greeting for Crona from Ypsagon, who the alien looks nothing like. So either there's a group of planets tightly bunched together with different species living on them, but sharing the same language, or [[FridgeBrilliance the exhausted, rushed, and desperate Peo tried to act cheery, but a clear sign of his distress was him messing up the languages.]])languages]].)



* [[XMeetsY X Meets Y Meets Z]]: ScoobyDoo (minus the dog) meets the Quest for the Holy Grail meets Franchise/StarTrek.

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* [[XMeetsY X Meets Y Meets Z]]: ScoobyDoo WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo (minus the dog) meets the Quest for the Holy Grail meets Franchise/StarTrek.



* CanNotSpitItOut: Pax, regarding her affection for Crona, an easy-going groovy guy from Ypsagon. Her hair turns yellow in his presence, signifying embarassment.
* CliffHanger: Once an episode. Done very well.

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* CanNotSpitItOut: CannotSpitItOut: Pax, regarding her affection for Crona, an easy-going groovy guy from Ypsagon. Her hair turns yellow in his presence, signifying embarassment.
* CliffHanger: {{Cliffhanger}}: Once an episode. Done very well.



* CMOTDibbler: Benke Bengtsson. It doesn't help that, the way they make it look, ''the only store in the galaxy is owned by him''.



* EvilLaugh: Seems to be more a formality than anything else in ''VVS''. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] (without a single word of conversation, too!) when the more traditional villains, the Count and the Professor, were recapping their plan with Lennartsson, and the two finished off with a bout of evil laughter. Lennartsson -- likely not used to the traditions -- failed to join them, resulting in the two going silent and glaring at him until he raised his voice in a lackluster giggle, causing the two to continue again.

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* EvilLaugh: Seems to be more a formality than anything else in ''VVS''. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d (without a single word of conversation, too!) when the more traditional villains, the Count and the Professor, were recapping their plan with Lennartsson, and the two finished off with a bout of evil laughter. Lennartsson -- likely not used to the traditions -- failed to join them, resulting in the two going silent and glaring at him until he raised his voice in a lackluster giggle, causing the two to continue again.



* HonestJohnsDealership: Benke Bengtsson. It doesn't help that, the way they make it look, ''the only store in the galaxy is owned by him''.



* TalkingToYourself: Peo and Captain Zoom, near the end of ''VVS''.
* TerribleTrio: The Triumvirate of ''Vid Vintergatans Slut''. An interesting example in that none of them is the leader -- The Count seems to take this position at first, but he only supplies the money and can't assist the project in any other way, The Professor has the brains, but absolutely no social competence and thus frequently alienates and reprimands the fifoons working for her, and Lennartsson seems out of place, nearly like he doesn't have any use, but turns out to be a bit of TheManBehindTheMan; he's the one who rallies the fifoons, and, all-in-all, has a slightly better hand with people and the workings of their minds. Since the Count is an arrogant pedantic who wants everything to be the same, and the Professor is an arrogant genius who wants people to appreciate her for her intelligence (despite the fact that she treats them like mud), Lennartsson is the only one with real social competence. However, him being TheManBehindTheMan gets him a good position -- he's the one to throw the first [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder backstab.]]

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* TalkingToYourself: TalkingToHimself: Peo and Captain Zoom, near the end of ''VVS''.
* TerribleTrio: The Triumvirate of ''Vid Vintergatans Slut''. An interesting example in that none of them is the leader -- The Count seems to take this position at first, but he only supplies the money and can't assist the project in any other way, The Professor has the brains, but absolutely no social competence and thus frequently alienates and reprimands the fifoons working for her, and Lennartsson seems out of place, nearly like he doesn't have any use, but turns out to be a bit of TheManBehindTheMan; he's the one who rallies the fifoons, and, all-in-all, has a slightly better hand with people and the workings of their minds. Since the Count is an arrogant pedantic who wants everything to be the same, and the Professor is an arrogant genius who wants people to appreciate her for her intelligence (despite the fact that she treats them like mud), Lennartsson is the only one with real social competence. However, him being TheManBehindTheMan gets him a good position -- he's the one to throw the first [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder backstab.]]backstab]].
8th Jan '17 6:12:24 AM SeptimusHeap
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* RedEyesTakeWarning: Lucci, Lennartsson's pet (who he keeps in his purse, talks to and ''feeds earthworms''), is at first only seen as a pair of glowing red eyes. [[spoiler: In some quite spectacular NightmareRetardant, it's revealed to be a white worm-thing. But then, it could intentionally resemble another [[FreudWasRight white, worm-shaped object I can think of...]]]]

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* RedEyesTakeWarning: Lucci, Lennartsson's pet (who he keeps in his purse, talks to and ''feeds earthworms''), is at first only seen as a pair of glowing red eyes. [[spoiler: In some quite spectacular NightmareRetardant, it's revealed to be a white worm-thing. But then, it could intentionally resemble another [[FreudWasRight white, worm-shaped object I can think of...]]]]]]
25th Oct '15 3:12:40 PM tenryufan
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Due to problems with copyright regarding the music, the original series has never been released on DVD. SVT, however, have been kind enough to show reruns from time to time.
* DawsonCasting: The main characters are mentioned to be "around 13", but the actors were in their late 20's at the time of recording.



* WordOfGod...: ...has commented on this page. Of course, it could be an impostor or a fraud, but since he's a bit more closely tied to his fanbase than other writer-directors, it's more likely than, say, Michael Bay complimenting his fanclub.
* YouLookFamiliar: Peo and Captain Zoom were played by the same actor. This is never remarked on aside from the occassional 'You look a lot like Peo'[[spoiler: aside from in the end of ''VVS'', where it's used for a PaperThinDisguise by Zoom as Peo. It works for long enough.]]



* FanNickname: Lenny 'Råttan' ('The Rat') Lennartsson.
23rd Sep '14 9:55:52 AM Bjerstedt
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* DawsonCasting: The main characters are mentioned to be "around 13", but the actors were in their late 20's at the time of recording.
2nd Mar '14 9:17:59 AM fq
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* VillainsOutShopping: Villains are frequently seen engaged in harmless activities. This troper distinctly remembers 'the mutants' being out getting backrubs in one episode of either 5A or 5B, and The Count in ''VVS'' frequently plays with his Playmobil figures.

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* VillainsOutShopping: Villains are frequently seen engaged in harmless activities. This troper distinctly remembers In one episode 'the mutants' being are out getting backrubs in one episode of either 5A or 5B, backrubs, and The Count in ''VVS'' frequently plays with his Playmobil figures.



* FanNickname: This troper has found "Lenny 'Råttan' ('The Rat') Lennartsson" bouncing about. She's quite fond of it.

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* FanNickname: This troper has found "Lenny Lenny 'Råttan' ('The Rat') Lennartsson" bouncing about. She's quite fond of it.Lennartsson.
2nd Jun '13 12:59:11 PM SilentHunterUK
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''Vintergatan'' (''The Milky Way'') is a term used commonly when talking about the ''Vintergatan''-universe in general.

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''Vintergatan'' (''The Milky Way'') is a term used commonly when talking about the ''Vintergatan''-universe in general.
general - a number of series produced by Sweden's {{SVT}}.
28th Apr '13 8:09:10 AM majohe
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The Count, who had previously appeared a rather humorous, bumbling aristocrat, gained about ten times the creepiness in that moment.

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** The Count, who had previously appeared a rather humorous, bumbling aristocrat, gained about ten times the creepiness in that moment.
16th Jul '12 1:26:51 PM Nocturna
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In the year of 2009, another sequel was made, taking place nearly twenty years after the original -- ''Vid Vintergatans Slut'' ([[IThoughtItMeant don't laugh]] -- it means ''At The End Of The Milky Way''). It features Mira, all grown up, and not at all like her younger, more adventurous self -- these times, she's a surly, middle-aged woman. She also has a daughter named [[TomboyishName Billie]], who fondly remembers the stories her mother used to tell her when she was small, about space and travels and aliens, which she always assumed was just stories. When she visits her childhood home, however, she finds a spacesuit hidden away, and a [[HumanAliens rather human-looking alien]] named Pax (from the planet Ypsagon) visits her and takes her to her spaceship, claiming she's sent from Peo and mistaking her for Mira. They pick up a reluctant Mira after this, and they finally get to have all the adventures in space Billie always wanted but Mira turned her back to, as they set off to defeat a TerribleTrio (consisting of The Count, The Professor, and [[OddNameOut Lennartsson]]). It kept continuity in mind, and it ''was'' written and directed by the same fellow who did the original 5A and 5B. It ended on a SequelHook, so it looks this ''isn't'' [[AWorldwidePunomenon the end of the Milky Way]].

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In the year of 2009, another sequel was made, taking place nearly twenty years after the original -- ''Vid Vintergatans Slut'' ([[IThoughtItMeant don't laugh]] -- it means ''At The End Of The Milky Way''). It features Mira, all grown up, and not at all like her younger, more adventurous self -- these times, she's a surly, middle-aged woman. She also has a daughter named [[TomboyishName Billie]], who fondly remembers the stories her mother used to tell her when she was small, about space and travels and aliens, which she always assumed was just stories. When she visits her childhood home, however, she finds a spacesuit hidden away, and a [[HumanAliens rather human-looking alien]] named Pax (from the planet Ypsagon) visits her and takes her to her spaceship, claiming she's sent from Peo and mistaking her for Mira. They pick up a reluctant Mira after this, and they finally get to have all the adventures in space Billie always wanted but Mira turned her back to, as they set off to defeat a TerribleTrio (consisting of The Count, The Professor, and [[OddNameOut Lennartsson]]). It kept continuity in mind, and it ''was'' written and directed by the same fellow who did the original 5A and 5B. It ended on a SequelHook, so it looks this ''isn't'' [[AWorldwidePunomenon [[IncrediblyLamePun the end of the Milky Way]].



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22nd Jun '12 1:24:34 AM SeptimusHeap
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In the year of 2009, another sequel was made, taking place nearly twenty years after the original -- ''Vid Vintergatans Slut'' ([[IThoughtItMeant don't laugh]] -- it means ''At The End Of The Milky Way''). It features Mira, all grown up, and not at all like her younger, more adventurous self -- these times, she's a surly, middle-aged woman. She also has a daughter named [[TomboyishName Billie]], who fondly remembers the stories her mother used to tell her when she was small, about space and travels and aliens, which she always assumed was just stories. When she visits her childhood home, however, she finds a spacesuit hidden away, and a [[HumanAliens rather human-looking alien]] named Pax (from the planet Ypsagon) visits her and takes her to her spaceship, claiming she's sent from Peo and mistaking her for Mira. They pick up a reluctant Mira after this, and they finally get to have all the adventures in space Billie always wanted but Mira turned her back to, as they set off to defeat a TerribleTrio (consisting of The Count, The Professor, and [[OddNameOut Lennartsson]]). YourMileageMayVary on how good it is, but at least it kept continuity in mind, and it ''was'' written and directed by the same fellow who did the original 5A and 5B. It ended on a SequelHook, so it looks this ''isn't'' [[AWorldwidePunomenon the end of the Milky Way]].

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In the year of 2009, another sequel was made, taking place nearly twenty years after the original -- ''Vid Vintergatans Slut'' ([[IThoughtItMeant don't laugh]] -- it means ''At The End Of The Milky Way''). It features Mira, all grown up, and not at all like her younger, more adventurous self -- these times, she's a surly, middle-aged woman. She also has a daughter named [[TomboyishName Billie]], who fondly remembers the stories her mother used to tell her when she was small, about space and travels and aliens, which she always assumed was just stories. When she visits her childhood home, however, she finds a spacesuit hidden away, and a [[HumanAliens rather human-looking alien]] named Pax (from the planet Ypsagon) visits her and takes her to her spaceship, claiming she's sent from Peo and mistaking her for Mira. They pick up a reluctant Mira after this, and they finally get to have all the adventures in space Billie always wanted but Mira turned her back to, as they set off to defeat a TerribleTrio (consisting of The Count, The Professor, and [[OddNameOut Lennartsson]]). YourMileageMayVary on how good it is, but at least it It kept continuity in mind, and it ''was'' written and directed by the same fellow who did the original 5A and 5B. It ended on a SequelHook, so it looks this ''isn't'' [[AWorldwidePunomenon the end of the Milky Way]].
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