History ShootTheShaggyDog / LiveActionTV

14th Sep '17 6:27:43 AM Clare
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** In ''Earthshock'', Adric attempted to solve three logic codes in order to deactivate an override device which the Cybermen had incorporated into a space freighter which they had hijacked and set on a collision course with Earth. With only two codes solved and time rapidly running out, those on board the freighter prepared to evacuate, but Adric ran back on board at the last second to continue working on the third code. However, just as he had solved the code and was starting to key it in, a lone Cyberman destroyed the computer, leaving Adric powerless to stop the collision; he died in the resulting explosion. To make matters worse, the freighter was ''meant'' to collide with Earth; it was the "meteorite" which wiped out the dinosaurs, but Adric wasn't to know that.

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** In ''Earthshock'', Adric attempted attempts to solve three logic codes in order to deactivate an override device which the Cybermen had have incorporated into a space freighter which they had have hijacked and set on a collision course with Earth. With only two codes solved and time rapidly running out, those on board the freighter prepared prepare to evacuate, but Adric ran runs back on board at the last second to continue working on the third code. However, just as he had has solved the code and was is starting to key it in, a lone Cyberman destroyed destroys the computer, leaving Adric powerless to stop the collision; he died dies in the resulting explosion. To make matters worse, the freighter was is ''meant'' to collide with Earth; it was is the "meteorite" which wiped out the dinosaurs, but Adric wasn't isn't to know that.
14th Sep '17 6:25:15 AM Clare
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** In ''Earthshock'', Adric attempted to solve three logic codes in order to deactivate an override device which the Cybermen had incorporated into a space freighter which they had hijacked and set on a collision course with Earth. With only two codes solved and time rapidly running out, those on board the freighter prepared to evacuate, but Adric ran back on board at the last second to continue working on the third code. However, just as he had solved the code and was starting to key it in, a lone Cyberman destroyed the computer, leaving Adric powerless to stop the collision; he died in the resulting explosion. To make matters worse, the freighter was ''meant'' to collide with Earth; it was the "meteorite" which wiped out the dinosaurs, but Adric wasn't to know that.
13th Sep '17 7:45:41 AM Clare
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** This goes back even to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E7Logopolis "Logopolis"]], his predecessor's final story (and the first in which he appears) where a significant proportion of the ''entire universe'' is destroyed by entropy. Although insignificant on the scale of such an unbelievably cataclysmic event, the region destroyed includes the Traken Union, thereby almost immediately rendering all the events, people (with the sole exception of the Doctor's companion, Nyssa) and struggles in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E6TheKeeperOfTraken The Keeper of Traken]]'' (the previous connected story)]] dramatically null, void and pointless. (The fact that this is only obvious when you [[FridgeLogic stop and consider it]] suggests that this was a side-effect rather than dramatic intent on the part of the writers).

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** This goes back even to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E7Logopolis "Logopolis"]], his predecessor's final story (and the first in which he appears) where a significant proportion of the ''entire universe'' is destroyed by entropy. Although insignificant on the scale of such an unbelievably cataclysmic event, the region destroyed includes the Traken Union, thereby almost immediately rendering all the events, people (with the sole exception of the Doctor's companion, Nyssa) and struggles in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E6TheKeeperOfTraken The Keeper of Traken]]'' (the previous connected story)]] story) dramatically null, void and pointless. (The fact that this is only obvious when you [[FridgeLogic stop and consider it]] suggests that this was a side-effect rather than dramatic intent on the part of the writers).
13th Sep '17 7:43:44 AM Clare
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** This goes back even to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E7Logopolis "Logopolis"]], his predecessor's final story (and the first in which he appears) where a significant proportion of [[spoiler:the ''entire universe'']] is [[spoiler:destroyed by entropy]]. Although insignificant on the scale of such an unbelievably cataclysmic event, the region destroyed includes [[spoiler:the Traken Union]], thereby almost immediately rendering all the events, people and struggles in [[spoiler:''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E6TheKeeperOfTraken The Keeper of Traken]]'' (the previous connected story)]] dramatically null, void and pointless. (The fact that this is only obvious when you [[FridgeLogic stop and consider it]] suggests that this was a side-effect rather than dramatic intent on the part of the writers).

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** This goes back even to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E7Logopolis "Logopolis"]], his predecessor's final story (and the first in which he appears) where a significant proportion of [[spoiler:the the ''entire universe'']] universe'' is [[spoiler:destroyed destroyed by entropy]]. entropy. Although insignificant on the scale of such an unbelievably cataclysmic event, the region destroyed includes [[spoiler:the the Traken Union]], Union, thereby almost immediately rendering all the events, people (with the sole exception of the Doctor's companion, Nyssa) and struggles in [[spoiler:''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E6TheKeeperOfTraken ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E6TheKeeperOfTraken The Keeper of Traken]]'' (the previous connected story)]] dramatically null, void and pointless. (The fact that this is only obvious when you [[FridgeLogic stop and consider it]] suggests that this was a side-effect rather than dramatic intent on the part of the writers).
13th Sep '17 7:39:23 AM Clare
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** The episode "Giant of the Skies" is about an ageing male Ornithocheirus traveling halfway across the globe and enduring various hardships in order to reach the mating grounds, only to be driven away by younger males. Eventually, he dies from starvation and exhaustion, having used up all his energy in a futile attempt to attract a female. The corresponding chapter in the accompanying book ends by saying that he did have sons and daughters from previous mating seasons, who would have continued his line. However, the fact that Ornithocheirus eventually became extinct as a species still puts a dampener on this.

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** The episode "Giant of the Skies" is about an ageing male Ornithocheirus traveling flying halfway across the globe and enduring various hardships in order to reach the mating grounds, only to be driven away by younger males. Eventually, he dies from starvation and exhaustion, having used up all his energy in a futile attempt to attract a female. The corresponding chapter in the accompanying book ends by saying that he did have his sons and daughters from previous mating seasons, who seasons would have continued his line. However, the fact that Ornithocheirus eventually became extinct as a species still puts a dampener on this.this.
** The mother Tyrannosaurus from "Death of a Dynasty". After a nest she built prior to the start of the episode fails, she mates again and lays a fresh clutch of eggs. However, nine out of the twelve eggs she lays fail to hatch and the weakest of the three baby T rexes that do hatch doesn't last long; it is suggested that its siblings turned on it and killed it. Shortly after, the mother is fatally injured by an Ankylosaurus's club-like tail and, the very next day, the meteorite impact which caused the KT Extinction kills her remaining offspring.
13th Sep '17 5:06:37 AM Clare
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** This could pretty much sum up much of the Fifth Doctor's career. He had a tendency to ''not'' save the day.

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** This could pretty much sum up much of the Fifth Doctor's career. He had a tendency to ''not'' save the day. And then there's "Earthshock", which ends with him failing to save the life of his companion, Adric.
13th Sep '17 5:04:37 AM Clare
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** The episode "Giant of the Skies" was about an Ornithocheirus traveling halfway across the globe enduring various hardships in order to reach the mating grounds only to have it driven away and eventually dying from starvation and exhaustion, and it never got to mate a single time. This is particularly saddening because even if the Ornithocheirus had died after mating, it would have passed on its genes. Instead, its lineage dies with it.

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** The episode "Giant of the Skies" was is about an ageing male Ornithocheirus traveling halfway across the globe and enduring various hardships in order to reach the mating grounds grounds, only to have it be driven away and eventually dying by younger males. Eventually, he dies from starvation and exhaustion, having used up all his energy in a futile attempt to attract a female. The corresponding chapter in the accompanying book ends by saying that he did have sons and it never got to mate a single time. This is particularly saddening because even if daughters from previous mating seasons, who would have continued his line. However, the fact that Ornithocheirus had died after mating, it would have passed eventually became extinct as a species still puts a dampener on its genes. Instead, its lineage dies with it.this.
22nd Aug '17 7:16:40 AM gb00393
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** Jaime Lannister's quest to retrieve his niece/daughter from Dorne; In the finale of Season 5, they're sailing home, only for Myrcella to succumb to poisoning. This makes the whole story arc both tragic and pointless.

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** Jaime Lannister's quest to retrieve his niece/daughter from Dorne; In After spending most of the season traveling to Dorne and infiltrating the city, in the finale of Season 5, they're sailing home, only for Myrcella to succumb to poisoning.poisoning in his arms. This makes the whole story arc both tragic and pointless.
4th Aug '17 12:00:12 AM TheNerevarine
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** The Dornish storyline becomes this in retrospective in Season 7. Way back in Season 4, Oberyn Martell dies while dueling the Lannister chapion Gregor Clegane to avenge his sister and her children. His paramour Ellaria becomes so consumed with hatred that in order to trigger a war with she has several innocents killed (including Oberyn's own family because they refuse to have anymore deaths being caused by revenge) and throws her lot with Daenerys Targaryen. All of this leads to Oberyn's daughters dying one by one, Ellaria being thrown inside a prison and forced to endure AFateWorseThanDeath, meanwhile the Lannisters are still standing, Clegane is alive and stronger than ever and they failed to help Daenerys in any way.
13th Apr '17 9:08:32 AM gb00393
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** Rickon and Osha spend two seasons trying to reach the Umbers, assuming they'll find safety with the Stark loyalist. Unbeknownst to them, the Greatjon has died and his son is far less loyal; therefore, the ''second'' they finally reach the Umbers they are betrayed to the Boltons which ultimately led to his, Osha and Shaggydog's deaths.
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