History SpecialEffectFailure / LiveActionTV

18th Aug '16 1:19:18 PM Tre
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* ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'', as a SciFiChannel original series, runs into this with the goofy-looking muscle suit that a lead actor wears when he's turned into a hulking freak.

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* ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'', as a SciFiChannel [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci-Fi Channel]] original series, runs into this with the goofy-looking muscle suit that a lead actor wears when he's turned into a hulking freak.
30th Jul '16 1:41:30 AM Cindylover1969
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* InUniverse example in a season 2 episode of ''Series/JaneTheVirgin'': Xiomara in cast on Rogelio's current telenovela as [[ItMakesSenseInContext the lesbian lover of Eleanor Roosevelt]], and they decide to disguise Xiomara's BadBadActing by digitally adjusting her face. UncannyValley does not being to describe the finished result.

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* InUniverse example in a season 2 episode of ''Series/JaneTheVirgin'': Xiomara in cast on Rogelio's current telenovela as [[ItMakesSenseInContext the lesbian lover of Eleanor Roosevelt]], and they decide to disguise Xiomara's BadBadActing by digitally adjusting her face. UncannyValley does not being ''begin'' to describe the finished result.
30th Jul '16 1:39:52 AM Cindylover1969
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* InUniverse example in a season 2 episode of ''Series/JaneTheVirgin'': Xiomara in cast on Rogelio's current telenovela as[[ItMakesSenseInContext lesbian lover of Eleanor Roosevelt]], and they decide to disguise Xiomara's BadBadActing by digitally adjusting her face. UncannyValley does not describe the finished result.

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* InUniverse example in a season 2 episode of ''Series/JaneTheVirgin'': Xiomara in cast on Rogelio's current telenovela as[[ItMakesSenseInContext as [[ItMakesSenseInContext the lesbian lover of Eleanor Roosevelt]], and they decide to disguise Xiomara's BadBadActing by digitally adjusting her face. UncannyValley does not being to describe the finished result.
30th Jul '16 1:35:29 AM Cindylover1969
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* InUniverse example in a season 2 episode of ''Series/JaneTheVirgin'': Xiomara in cast on Rogelio's current telenovela as[[ItMakesSenseInContext lesbian lover of Eleanor Roosevelt]], and they decide to disguise Xiomara's BadBadActing by digitally adjusting her face. UncannyValley does not describe the finished result.
17th Jun '16 7:41:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' parodied this with the Helivets. The helicopter that the Helivets purportedly fly around in is clearly a cheap model helicopter that's being inexpertly piloted around.

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* ''ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' parodied this with the Helivets. The helicopter that the Helivets purportedly fly around in is clearly a cheap model helicopter that's being inexpertly piloted around.
7th Jun '16 2:42:04 PM YourMindAches
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* On ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', there is a shot of Oliver swimming away from a shark with unconvincing CGI all around.
* For one of the most effects-heavy shows on television, ''Series/TheFlash'' has a lot of this. One of the most notable examples being the shot of Firestorm flying in the Season 2 premiere.
29th May '16 1:34:08 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In-universe example in the first episode of ''Series/YesDear''; when Greg records Sammy's first steps in a casino, Jimmy pays someone to swap the background with StockFootage of a park. It looks somewhat convincing until Sammy starts walking on a lake.
19th May '16 8:04:48 PM nombretomado
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** ''{{SCTV}}'' used obvious dummies quite a lot, to hilarious effect.
** And ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (whose show has been filled to the brim with Special Effects Failure since 1975. It's been toned down ever since the show switched to high-definition in Season 31 [[note]] The 2005-2006 season; the one featuring the debuts of Bill Hader, Andy Samberg, and Kristen Wiig -- who didn't appear on the show until the episode hosted by [[MyNameIsEarl Jason Lee]][[/note]]), but it does crop up -- usually in the form of horrible chroma-keying or props that look cheap and breakable).

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** ''{{SCTV}}'' ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' used obvious dummies quite a lot, to hilarious effect.
** And ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (whose show has been filled to the brim with Special Effects Failure since 1975. It's been toned down ever since the show switched to high-definition in Season 31 [[note]] The 2005-2006 season; the one featuring the debuts of Bill Hader, Andy Samberg, and Kristen Wiig -- who didn't appear on the show until the episode hosted by [[MyNameIsEarl [[Series/MyNameIsEarl Jason Lee]][[/note]]), but it does crop up -- usually in the form of horrible chroma-keying or props that look cheap and breakable).
2nd May '16 5:33:46 AM erforce
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* In ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', the fully-CGI Terminator endoskeletons are arguably less convincing than the fully-mechanical muppet used in the climax of the original ''Film/TheTerminator'' film, but definitely more convincing than the stop-motion used in that film. To be fair, though, you'd ''expect'' CGI on any budget to look less realistic than an animatronic model that is ''actually real''.

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* In ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', the fully-CGI Terminator endoskeletons are arguably less convincing than the fully-mechanical muppet used in the climax of the original ''Film/TheTerminator'' ''[[Film/TheTerminator Terminator]]'' film, but definitely more convincing than the stop-motion used in that film. To be fair, though, you'd ''expect'' CGI on any budget to look less realistic than an animatronic model that is ''actually real''.
6th Apr '16 1:25:24 PM longWriter
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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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