History SignatureStyle / LiveActionTV

6th May '16 10:22:57 AM themisterfree
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** Creator/JackBarry-Dan Enright: Generally solid quiz formats (unless they're trying to copy something else for instance, ''Hollywood Connection'' was a blatant ''Series/MatchGame'' expy), extremely easy questions (likely over-compensation for the quiz show scandals of which they were a part in the 1950s), and a luck-based BonusRound that involves some variant of "Find X amount of [good thing] before you find [[[{{Whammy}} bad thing]]]".
** MerrillHeatter-Bob Quigley: Variations on popular games (for instance, ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' is based on tic-tac-toe; ''Series/{{Gambit}}'' was blackjack; and ''Series/HighRollers'' was Shut the Box). Always with brassy Stan Worth theme tunes and Kenny Williams as announcer. After Quigley left, Heatter rehashed ''Squares'' twice: first in ''Series/AllStarBlitz'' (''Squares'' meets ''Series/WheelOfFortune''), then in ''Series/{{Battlestars}}'' (''Squares'' [[AC:[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]]]). Also, Kenny Williams was no longer alive, so these had different announcers.

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** Creator/JackBarry-Dan Enright: Generally solid quiz formats (unless they're trying to copy something else for instance, ''Hollywood Connection'' was a blatant ''Series/MatchGame'' expy), extremely easy questions (likely over-compensation for the quiz show scandals of which they were a part in the 1950s), and a luck-based [[LuckBasedMission luck-based]] BonusRound that involves some variant of "Find X amount of [good thing] before you find [[[{{Whammy}} bad thing]]]".
thing]]]". They had a trifecta of announcers, too: the above-mentioned Johnny Jacobs, Jay Stewart during the late 70s, and Charlie O'Donnell in the 80s.
** MerrillHeatter-Bob Quigley: Variations on popular games (for instance, ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' is based on tic-tac-toe; ''Series/{{Gambit}}'' was blackjack; and ''Series/HighRollers'' was Shut the Box). Always with brassy Stan Worth theme tunes and Kenny Williams as announcer. After Quigley left, Heatter rehashed ''Squares'' twice: first in ''Series/AllStarBlitz'' (''Squares'' meets ''Series/WheelOfFortune''), then in ''Series/{{Battlestars}}'' (''Squares'' [[AC:[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]]]).SPACE!]]]]), then in ''Series/AllStarBlitz'' (''Squares'' meets ''Series/WheelOfFortune''). Also, Kenny Williams was no longer alive, so these had different announcers.



** Creator/JayWolpert: [[LoadsAndLoadsOfRules Ridiculously complex]] shows that often border on being the game show equivalent of {{Calvinball}}. Not surprisingly, few of his shows lasted very long.

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** Creator/JayWolpert: [[LoadsAndLoadsOfRules Ridiculously complex]] shows that often border on being the game show equivalent of {{Calvinball}}. Not surprisingly, few of his shows lasted very long.long (though his shows also had a tendency towards getting ScrewedByTheNetwork).
22nd Feb '16 11:36:05 PM DavidDelony
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* Creator/TimAndEric are known for kitschy, surreal visuals inspired by public access TV, using ordinary people as actors, BadBadActing and heavy doses of StylisticSuck.

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* Creator/TimAndEric are known for kitschy, surreal visuals inspired by public access TV, TV and infomericials, using ordinary people as actors, BadBadActing and heavy doses of StylisticSuck.
19th Dec '15 7:42:00 PM nombretomado
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* When Clark Johnson directs an episode in any given series, expect lots of handheld shots and shots of tangential, sometimes random but interesting events happening at the periphery of the scene. Called "Shoot the Dog" shots by the crew of the TheShield, after he excitedly insisted on filming nearby barking dog in one of the early episodes, different from the more familiar ShootTheDog.

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* When Clark Johnson directs an episode in any given series, expect lots of handheld shots and shots of tangential, sometimes random but interesting events happening at the periphery of the scene. Called "Shoot the Dog" shots by the crew of the TheShield, ''Series/TheShield'', after he excitedly insisted on filming nearby barking dog in one of the early episodes, different from the more familiar ShootTheDog.
20th Aug '15 6:40:02 AM Willbyr
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* ShotaroIshinomori really loved the PhlebotinumRebel, with [[{{Cyborg009}} his]] [[{{Kikaider}} more]] [[KamenRider prominent]] [[SkullMan works]] featuring heroes as such.

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* ShotaroIshinomori really loved the PhlebotinumRebel, with [[{{Cyborg009}} his]] [[{{Kikaider}} more]] [[KamenRider prominent]] [[SkullMan [[Manga/SkullMan works]] featuring heroes as such.
28th Jun '15 9:42:11 AM Culfycavy
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* MontyPythonsFlyingCircus - It is usually easy to tell who wrote a given sketch
- Any sketch featuring characters being verbally abusive to each other or using HurricaneOfEuphemism was written by John Cleese & Graham Chapman
- Any sketch featuring large amounts of location filming was written by Terry Jones & Michael Palin
- Any sketch featuring extensive word play or long monologues was written by Eric Idle

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* MontyPythonsFlyingCircus - It is usually easy to tell who wrote a given sketch
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sketch. Any sketch featuring characters being verbally abusive to each other or using HurricaneOfEuphemism was written by John Cleese & Graham Chapman
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Chapman. Any sketch featuring large amounts of location filming was written by Terry Jones & Michael Palin
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Palin. Any sketch featuring extensive word play or long monologues was written by Eric Idle
28th Jun '15 9:40:38 AM Culfycavy
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* Creator/TimAndEric are known for kitschy, surreal visuals inspired by public access TV, using ordinary people as actors, BadBadActing and heavy doses of StylisticSuck.

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* Creator/TimAndEric are known for kitschy, surreal visuals inspired by public access TV, using ordinary people as actors, BadBadActing and heavy doses of StylisticSuck.StylisticSuck.
* MontyPythonsFlyingCircus - It is usually easy to tell who wrote a given sketch
- Any sketch featuring characters being verbally abusive to each other or using HurricaneOfEuphemism was written by John Cleese & Graham Chapman
- Any sketch featuring large amounts of location filming was written by Terry Jones & Michael Palin
- Any sketch featuring extensive word play or long monologues was written by Eric Idle
24th Jun '15 12:30:40 AM DavidDelony
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* YasukoKobayashi, known for writing multiple Kamen Rider and Super Sentai series, has a very unique style of writing. She almost never plays tropes straight, depends on ShowDontTell and does not shy away from introducing new tropes to the Tokusatsu genre. TVtropes even has an analysis on her signature style, which can be found [[Analysis/YasukoKobayashi here]].

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* YasukoKobayashi, known for writing multiple Kamen Rider and Super Sentai series, has a very unique style of writing. She almost never plays tropes straight, depends on ShowDontTell and does not shy away from introducing new tropes to the Tokusatsu genre. TVtropes even has an analysis on her signature style, which can be found [[Analysis/YasukoKobayashi here]].here]].
* Creator/TimAndEric are known for kitschy, surreal visuals inspired by public access TV, using ordinary people as actors, BadBadActing and heavy doses of StylisticSuck.
6th Apr '15 11:15:42 AM nombretomado
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*** Plus, the Actives in ''{{Dollhouse}}'' follow ThemeNaming: Los Angeles uses the US military alphabet (e.g. Alpha, Echo, Victor, and Sierra), while DC uses Greek gods.

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*** Plus, the Actives in ''{{Dollhouse}}'' ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'' follow ThemeNaming: Los Angeles uses the US military alphabet (e.g. Alpha, Echo, Victor, and Sierra), while DC uses Greek gods.



*** ''{{Dollhouse}}'': [[spoiler:Ballard dies suddenly, Topher gets an extended death.]]

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*** ''{{Dollhouse}}'': ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'': [[spoiler:Ballard dies suddenly, Topher gets an extended death.]]
19th Mar '15 10:41:55 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Creator/RussellTDavies has a penchant for using the names "Tyler", "Rose", "Delaney", "Donna", "Harkness" and "Jones" (most evident in "The Stolen Earth", which features ''four pre-existing'' Joneses). He likes to reference Ipswich. Ominous references to "the darkness" and "something is coming" abound. He often criticises religion and has a love of Humanist monologues ("Indomitable!"). He's prone to excessive use of TechnoBabble in his ''Series/DoctorWho'' stories, though for ''Who'', this is no new thing.
** Of course, some ''Series/DoctorWho'' fans complain that RTD doesn't use ''enough'' TechnoBabble, claiming his sketchy explanations for whatever effect he wants to produce might as well be "AWizardDidIt". Major offenders include the "anti-plastic" in "Rose" and every DeusExMachina season finale.

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* Creator/RussellTDavies Creator/RussellTDavies:
** He
has a penchant for using the names "Tyler", "Rose", "Delaney", "Donna", "Harkness" and "Jones" (most evident in "The Stolen Earth", which features ''four pre-existing'' Joneses). He likes to reference Ipswich. Ominous references to "the darkness" and "something is coming" abound. He often criticises religion and has a love of Humanist monologues ("Indomitable!"). He's prone to excessive use of TechnoBabble in his ''Series/DoctorWho'' stories, though for ''Who'', this is no new thing.
** Of course, some ''Series/DoctorWho'' fans complain that RTD doesn't use ''enough'' TechnoBabble, claiming his sketchy explanations for whatever effect he wants to produce might as well be "AWizardDidIt". Major offenders include the "anti-plastic" in "Rose" and every DeusExMachina season finale.
thing.



** For an atheist, RTD won an award for irony when "Gridlock" (featuring renditions of "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Abide With Me") got nominated by a religious group for a prize for [[http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/cult/a88328/doctor-who-nominated-for-epiphany-prize.html promoting Biblical values]].
*** Although his work is noticeably stuffed full of religious imagery. Notable examples include "Last of the Time Lords" (the Doctor being rejuvenated by the entire populace of Earth praying for him, flying over the evil Master, then hugging him and saying "I forgive you.") and Torchwood's "End of Days" (essentially the same thing, with resurrected Jack forgiving the doubting Owen after... well, killing the Devil.) Davies' drama "The Second Coming" was nothing but religion, though of the kind that takes Nietzsche ''very'' literally...
** And who could forget the moment in RTD's second ever episode of ''Doctor Who'', "The End of the World", when we see the Earth burning away beneath a giant glowing space station [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v83/Kasterborous/Others/EotW.png ''in the shape of a crucifix''...]]

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** For an atheist, RTD won an award for irony when "Gridlock" (featuring renditions of "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Abide With Me") got nominated by a religious group for a prize for [[http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/cult/a88328/doctor-who-nominated-for-epiphany-prize.html promoting Biblical values]].
*** Although his
His work is also noticeably stuffed full of religious imagery. Notable examples include "Last of the Time Lords" (the Doctor being rejuvenated by the entire populace of Earth praying for him, flying over the evil Master, then hugging him and saying "I forgive you.") and Torchwood's "End of Days" (essentially the same thing, with resurrected Jack forgiving the doubting Owen after... well, killing the Devil.) Davies' drama "The Second Coming" was nothing but religion, though of the kind that takes Nietzsche ''very'' literally...
literally.
** And who could forget the The moment in RTD's second ever episode of ''Doctor Who'', "The End of the World", when we see the Earth burning away beneath a giant glowing space station [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v83/Kasterborous/Others/EotW.png ''in the shape of a crucifix''...crucifix''.]]



** He also likes to refer to offscreen characters multiple times by their full names before introducing them or explaining their purpose in the story.
*** And main characters often imply full sentences in arguments just by using the other character's first name.

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** He also likes to refer to offscreen characters multiple times by their full names before introducing them or explaining their purpose in the story.
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story. And main characters often imply full sentences in arguments just by using the other character's first name.



*** See Film/{{Malice}}, Film/AFewGoodMen, and Film/TheSocialNetwork.



*** Sam's father's affair is an almost word-for-word retread of Jeremy's in ''SportsNight''.



** MerrillHeatter-Bob Quigley: Variations on popular games (for instance, ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' is based on tic-tac-toe; ''Series/{{Gambit}}'' was blackjack; and ''Series/HighRollers'' was Shut the Box). Always with brassy Stan Worth theme tunes and Kenny Williams as announcer.
*** After Quigley left, Heatter rehashed ''Squares'' twice: first in ''Series/AllStarBlitz'' (''Squares'' meets ''Series/WheelOfFortune''), then in ''Series/{{Battlestars}}'' (''Squares'' [[AC:[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]]]). Also, Kenny Williams was no longer alive, so these had different announcers.

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** MerrillHeatter-Bob Quigley: Variations on popular games (for instance, ''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'' is based on tic-tac-toe; ''Series/{{Gambit}}'' was blackjack; and ''Series/HighRollers'' was Shut the Box). Always with brassy Stan Worth theme tunes and Kenny Williams as announcer.
***
announcer. After Quigley left, Heatter rehashed ''Squares'' twice: first in ''Series/AllStarBlitz'' (''Squares'' meets ''Series/WheelOfFortune''), then in ''Series/{{Battlestars}}'' (''Squares'' [[AC:[[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]]]). Also, Kenny Williams was no longer alive, so these had different announcers.
19th Mar '15 10:16:33 PM TVRulezAgain
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* ToshikiInoue, a prominent Tokusatsu writer known for his work on ''KamenRider'', is really known for his use of the ConflictBall and PoorCommunicationKills. Sometimes, the plot of the show could be solved if the characters would just sit down and talk to each other for just a few minutes, but due to often contrived circumstances, they just keep fighting one and another. Also, if there is a romance in the show, you can count on it that the female involved in the romance will die to give the male character motivation to fight the villains.

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* ToshikiInoue, Creator/ToshikiInoue, a prominent Tokusatsu writer known for his work on ''KamenRider'', is really known for his use of the ConflictBall and PoorCommunicationKills. Sometimes, the plot of the show could be solved if the characters would just sit down and talk to each other for just a few minutes, but due to often contrived circumstances, they just keep fighting one and another. Also, if there is a romance in the show, you can count on it that the female involved in the romance will die to give the male character motivation to fight the villains.
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