History SpecialEffectFailure / LiveActionTV

9th Mar '17 7:50:06 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** The "futuristic" bases the Seven visit tend to look a lot like 20th century British oil refineries or nuclear power plants.



** The third season episode ''The Harvest of Kairos'' is particularly exemplary. The ''better'' of the two main types of aliens seen is modelled by a rock... Many will say that ''The Harvest of Kairos'' can only be enjoyed as comedy.
** ''Gold'' has a particularly jarring jump cut on the teleport effect, with actor Roy Kinnear obviously moving between cuts in the foreground.

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** The third season episode ''The "The Harvest of Kairos'' Kairos" is particularly exemplary. The ''better'' of the two main types of aliens seen is modelled by a rock... Many will say that ''The Harvest of Kairos'' said episode can only be enjoyed as comedy.
** ''Gold'' "Gold" has a particularly jarring jump cut on the teleport effect, with actor Roy Kinnear obviously moving between cuts in the foreground.foreground.
** The final season had generally respectable effects for the time, thanks to advances in technology. The only real failure came from the ''very'' obvious matte lines in spaceship shots.
23rd Feb '17 10:09:49 PM jharrison3051
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'', anyone? Specifically, [[spoiler:the execution of Viserys Targaryen.]] Call this molten gold? Molten gold ''glows'', because it can get over 1200 kelvin hot. What it ends up resembling is cheap golden paint.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'', anyone? Specifically, [[spoiler:the ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** [[spoiler:The
execution of Viserys Targaryen.]] Call this molten gold? Molten gold ''glows'', because it can get over 1200 kelvin hot. What it ends up resembling is cheap golden paint.paint.
** Another episode has Bran and Meera rescued from a group of wights by a mysterious figure on horseback. In an otherwise seamless action sequence, there is a [[https://youtu.be/A76kvZhEISQ?t=3m15s very obvious dummy]] that could've been hidden by faster editing.
20th Feb '17 9:36:20 PM DesertDragon
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* Inverted in ''Series/StrangerThings'' where the effects were ''too'' good for the situation at hand. When the boys give [[CreepyChild Eleven]] a makeover so she can pass as normal at school, they scrounge up an old dress and a costume wig to cover her buzzcut hair. When we first see El in her new clothes, the wig is obviously fake, but in later scenes where her looks aren't the focus, it inexplicably becomes a high-quality lace-front expertly blended into her hairline, clearly the work of a professional makeup artist and not a 12-year-old. But a few episodes later when El is disgusted with her reflection and ditches the wig, it's a cheap costume again.

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* Inverted in ''Series/StrangerThings'' where the effects were an effect was distracting for being ''too'' good for the situation at hand. When the boys give [[CreepyChild Eleven]] a makeover so she can pass as normal at school, they scrounge up an old dress and a costume wig to cover her buzzcut hair. When we first see El in her new clothes, the wig is obviously fake, but in later scenes where her looks aren't the focus, it inexplicably becomes a high-quality lace-front expertly blended into her hairline, clearly the work of a professional makeup artist and not a 12-year-old. But a few episodes later when El is disgusted with her reflection and ditches the wig, it's once again a cheap costume again.prop.
20th Feb '17 8:53:30 PM DesertDragon
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* Inverted in ''Series/StrangerThings'' where the FX were ''too'' good for the situation at hand. When the boys give [[CreepyChild Eleven]] a makeover so she can pass as a normal girl at school, they give her Will's sister's old dress and a cheap costume wig to cover her buzzcut hair. When we first see El in her new clothes, the wig is obviously fake, but in later scenes where her looks aren't the focus, it inexplicably becomes a high-quality lace-front whose hairline is blended into her scalp, clearly the work of a professional makeup artist and not a 12-year-old. But a few episodes later when El is disgusted with her reflection and ditches the wig, it's a cheap costume again.

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* Inverted in ''Series/StrangerThings'' where the FX effects were ''too'' good for the situation at hand. When the boys give [[CreepyChild Eleven]] a makeover so she can pass as a normal girl at school, they give her Will's sister's scrounge up an old dress and a cheap costume wig to cover her buzzcut hair. When we first see El in her new clothes, the wig is obviously fake, but in later scenes where her looks aren't the focus, it inexplicably becomes a high-quality lace-front whose hairline is expertly blended into her scalp, hairline, clearly the work of a professional makeup artist and not a 12-year-old. But a few episodes later when El is disgusted with her reflection and ditches the wig, it's a cheap costume again.
20th Feb '17 4:29:33 PM DesertDragon
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* Inverted in ''Series/StrangerThings'' where the FX were ''too'' good for the situation at hand. When the boys give [[CreepyChild Eleven]] a makeover so she can pass as a normal girl at school, they give her Will's sister's old dress and a cheap costume wig to cover her buzzcut hair. When we first see El in her new clothes, the wig is obviously fake, but in later scenes where her looks aren't the focus, it inexplicably becomes a high-quality lace-front whose hairline is blended into her scalp, clearly the work of a makeup artist and not four 12-year-olds. But a few episodes later when El is disgusted with her reflection and ditches the wig, it's a cheap costume again.

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* Inverted in ''Series/StrangerThings'' where the FX were ''too'' good for the situation at hand. When the boys give [[CreepyChild Eleven]] a makeover so she can pass as a normal girl at school, they give her Will's sister's old dress and a cheap costume wig to cover her buzzcut hair. When we first see El in her new clothes, the wig is obviously fake, but in later scenes where her looks aren't the focus, it inexplicably becomes a high-quality lace-front whose hairline is blended into her scalp, clearly the work of a professional makeup artist and not four 12-year-olds.a 12-year-old. But a few episodes later when El is disgusted with her reflection and ditches the wig, it's a cheap costume again.
20th Feb '17 4:25:26 PM DesertDragon
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* Inverted in ''Series/StrangerThings'' where the FX were ''too'' good for the situation at hand. When the boys give [[CreepyChild Eleven]] a makeover so she can pass as a normal girl at school, they give her Will's sister's old dress and a cheap costume wig to cover her buzzcut hair. When we first see El in her new clothes, the wig is obviously fake, but in later scenes where her looks aren't the focus, it inexplicably becomes a high-quality lace-front whose hairline is blended into her scalp, clearly the work of a makeup artist and not four 12-year-olds. But a few episodes later when El is disgusted with her reflection and ditches the wig, it's a cheap costume again.
19th Feb '17 1:22:06 AM LinTaylor
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** ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' has a recurring instance of this with [[SixthRanger Gokai Silver]]'s [[ProngsOfPoseidon trident weapon]]. Obviously the normal prop would be too fragile to use in fight scenes, so they employed a "stunt trident". The problem is that the stunt version has the prongs held together by sheets of '''black''' plastic, making it stick out like a sore thumb.
19th Feb '17 1:18:37 AM LinTaylor
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*** ''Series/KamenRiderBlade'' has a similar occurrence of this, where the four Riders' costumes come in two distinct versions: the suit used for detail shots has a full vinyl bodysuit, while the "stunt suit" has fabric for the torso. While it's mostly covered up by the Riders' chest armor, it's still noticeable. While this was present back in the original ''Blade'', it was so obvious during ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' that some fans started claiming the original Blade costume had been damaged in the intervening five years and replaced with a "blue T-shirt".
13th Feb '17 5:20:32 PM AmourMitts
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* Even for a Saban show made in the 90's, ''Series/VRTroopers'' has a surprising amount of Special Effect Failures:
** Whenever Jeb sticks his tongue out, one can easily tell that the frame is frozen. Likewise whenever his eyes "pop" out in surprise.
** In "The Dognapping", the skugs carrying Jeb's cage in Grimlord's palace are clearly in front of a green screen. Their lighting is completely different from the rest of the footage.
** In "The Duplitron Dilemma", Percy being ejected from the car is shown with a flat image of him flying up and hitting the ground.
** Battle Grid Mode [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j49Ci1DqBns speaks for itself.]]
6th Feb '17 8:48:43 AM Mister6
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** The source from "Across the Sea" looks like a bad photoshop.
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