History SpecialEffectFailure / LiveActionTV

19th Jun '18 8:56:33 AM PersonalPOV
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* In the ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' episode 'Game Over Charles' there is a scene revealing [[spoiler: Charlotte overhearing Emily, Aria and Spencer's discussion in the season 3 premiere from outside the store]], and the scene makes it quite obvious that the 'window' [[spoiler: she sees that in]] is actually a poorly disguised TV screen showing the scene.
17th May '18 4:03:53 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''Space: 1999'' has some superb model shots, but is sometimes let down by lousy matte paintings.

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* ''Space: 1999'' ''Series/Space1999'' has some superb model shots, but is sometimes let down by lousy matte paintings.
24th Apr '18 12:21:12 AM SammyDragon92
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* ''Series/DrunkHistory'' does this [[StylisticSuck deliberately]] and [[PlayedForLaughs plays it for lauhgs]]. A common example being large vehicles (aircraft, trains, watercraft, etc.) portrayed not with full-size replicas, miniatures or even [=CGI=], but with '''kids' toys''' manipulated by clearly visible strings and/or human hands.
29th Mar '18 3:12:40 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'', intentionally SoBadItsGood to begin with, is full of this sort of thing. A quote from the show's "producer" Dean Learner (played by Richard Ayoade):

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* ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'', intentionally SoBadItsGood to begin with, is full of this sort of thing. A quote from the show's "producer" Dean Learner (played by Richard Ayoade):Creator/RichardAyoade):
10th Mar '18 12:20:39 PM nombretomado
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* Not even the SuperBowl is safe from this. In Super Bowl XIII, the greenscreened crowd penetrated through the shirts of NBC broadcasters Curt Gowdy, Merlin Olsen, and John Brodie.

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* Not even the SuperBowl UsefulNotes/SuperBowl is safe from this. In Super Bowl XIII, the greenscreened crowd penetrated through the shirts of NBC broadcasters Curt Gowdy, Merlin Olsen, and John Brodie.
4th Mar '18 10:34:14 PM MagnusForce
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* As a whole, the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' tends to have better special effects than most people give it credit for [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny contemporarily speaking]] (although later series are loaded with VisualEffectsOfAwesome), but even they're not immune to the trope.
** In the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'', the strings are only visible in a handful of shots out of the dozens of miniature vehicle sequences featured (close-ups of the Jet V-TOL in episode 33, some tanks moving single file in episode 32, and some brief moments of alien spaceships exploding in episode 39). However, the Ultraman suit used in the first thirteen episodes should get a special mention for the crudely done, almost villainous face -- the result of a failed attempt to give Ultraman movable lips -- that was thankfully replaced with a cleaner, friendlier-looking face more befitting of the hero.
** The 1970s series ''Series/UltramanAce'', ''Series/UltramanTaro'', and ''Series/UltramanLeo'' are widely considered by fans to have consistently below-average special effects due to the sagging Japanese economy at the time. These three series feature some of the worst-designed suits in the franchise (one episode of ''Ace'' featured a panda obviously being played by a man in a costume that can only be described as hilariously atrocious) and numerous glaring bloopers (an episode of ''Taro'' has a shot of the monster suit's zipper opened, exposing the suit actor's back).
** Earlier episodes of ''Series/UltramanTiga'' used ''very'' ConspicuousCGI to animate Tiga flying off and the monsters exploding. This was soon switched out for the traditional practical effects used to depict such scenes, though the computer-animated versions would still show up from time to time.
23rd Feb '18 7:44:13 PM CorahsUncle
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* ''Series/TheMrPotatoHeadShow'': happens in-universe in an episode where Mr. Potato Head had gone money-mad and was deliberately keeping the budget of his ShowWithinAShow as low as possible: three small spaceship miniatures made of tinfoil, suspended by visible wires, were swinging around in front of the camera, while the narrator says things like "Swish! Boom! Zap!"—those were the only sound effects. And this is supposed to be the sci-fi episode's epic space battle.

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* ''Series/TheMrPotatoHeadShow'': This happens in-universe in an episode where Mr. Potato Head had gone money-mad and was deliberately keeping the budget of his ShowWithinAShow as low as possible: three small spaceship miniatures made of tinfoil, suspended by visible wires, were swinging around in front of the camera, while the narrator says things like "Swish! Boom! Zap!"—those were the only sound effects. And this is supposed to be the sci-fi episode's epic space battle.



* On the old SoBadItsGood sitcom Series/SmallWonder, any scenes where Vicky used her unique robot abilities (like lifting up people/things or [[AbnormalLimbRotation turning her head around]], the ChromaKey, or whatever they used, is quite blatant.

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* On the old SoBadItsGood sitcom Series/SmallWonder, ''Series/SmallWonder'', any scenes where Vicky used her unique robot abilities (like lifting up heavy people/things or [[AbnormalLimbRotation [[ExorcistHead turning her head around]], around]]), the ChromaKey, or whatever they used, is quite blatant.
23rd Feb '18 7:38:02 PM Geoduck
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* ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'' never did have the Greatest American Special Effects, but some episodes are downright painful. In one, Ralph has to stop some Soviet agents from getting picked up by a sub, so he collides with the sub to scare it off. The collision with the "conning tower" is laughably bad (the clearly wooden structure shakes), and it obviously takes place inside on a soundstage.

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* ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'' never did have the Greatest American Special Effects, but some episodes are downright painful. In one, painful:
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Ralph has to stop some Soviet agents from getting picked up by a sub, so he collides with the sub to scare it off. The collision with the "conning tower" is laughably bad (the clearly wooden structure shakes), and it obviously takes place inside on a soundstage.soundstage.
** Another infamous example is the sea-serpent puppet which makes a mercifully brief appearance at the end of "The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea".
8th Feb '18 2:35:23 PM MadRedX12
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*** Also from Gokaiger, the CGI model of [[HumongousMecha Gokai-Oh]] used during the transformation sequence. It looks ''hideous''.

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*** Also from Gokaiger, the CGI model of [[HumongousMecha Gokai-Oh]] used during the transformation sequence. It looks ''hideous''.[[note]]Seriously, ''[[NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Hurricaneger]]'' had a better CGI HumongousMecha, and that instalment came out nearly a decade before ''Gokaiger''[[/note]]
8th Feb '18 2:29:56 PM MadRedX12
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*** Also from Gokaiger, the CGI model of GokaiOh used during the transformation sequence. It looks ''hideous''.

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*** Also from Gokaiger, the CGI model of GokaiOh [[HumongousMecha Gokai-Oh]] used during the transformation sequence. It looks ''hideous''.
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