History SpecialEffectFailure / LiveActionTV

10th Aug '17 4:38:27 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' inverts this. The costume version of Doggie Cruger, as well as Fowler Birdie and Sergeant Silverback, are much more elaborate and high-tech, using similar animatronics to bring them to life as the title characters in the live-action ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' movies. However, this is part of a series made infamous for its use of StockFootage, OffTheShelfFX and PeopleInRubberSuits, so they stuck out like a sore thumb to fans, being decried as too "{{muppet}}[[UncannyValley -like]]" for the series. The [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom fursuit-esque costumes]] of its ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' counterpart, ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'', are ironically considered better-constructed and more appropriate, even though they ''literally'' look like something from Jim Henson's Creature Shop (again, YMMV on whether that's good or bad.) However, the TheyChangedItNowItSucks factor must always be considered, as it ''is'' [[ForeignRemake an American version]] of [[SeriousBusiness something Japanese]].

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* ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' inverts this. The costume version of Doggie Cruger, as well as Fowler Birdie and Sergeant Silverback, are much more elaborate and high-tech, using similar animatronics to bring them to life as the title characters in the live-action ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' movies. However, this is part of a series made infamous for its use of StockFootage, OffTheShelfFX and PeopleInRubberSuits, so they stuck out like a sore thumb to fans, being decried as too "{{muppet}}[[UncannyValley -like]]" for the series. The [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom fursuit-esque costumes]] of its ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' counterpart, ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'', are ironically considered better-constructed and more appropriate, even though they ''literally'' look like something from Jim Henson's Creature Shop Creator/JimHensonsCreatureShop (again, YMMV on whether that's good or bad.) However, the TheyChangedItNowItSucks factor must always be considered, as it ''is'' [[ForeignRemake an American version]] of [[SeriousBusiness something Japanese]].
4th Aug '17 11:39:16 PM BobRiddle
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* In ''Series/TomicaHeroRescueFire'', the [[{{Mooks}} Jakasts]] have laughably poor costumes.
26th Jul '17 4:08:21 AM TwilightLord
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** ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'' does this deliberately in ''Kamen Rider Ghost: Ikkyū Nyūkon! Mezameyo, Ore no Tonchi-ryoku!!''. One of the MultipleEndings involves the MonsterOfTheWeek being attacked by a tiger. However, said tiger is ''very'' obviously just a plush tiger, which the show makes no attempt to hide whatsoever.
25th Jul '17 4:20:26 PM Kid
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* ''ModernFamily'' - Gloria's fake pregnant stomach in the third episode of season four is visible for much of the episode, making it almost impossible to notice they forgot to give her a belly button.

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* ''ModernFamily'' - Gloria's fake pregnant stomach in the third episode of season four is visible for much of the episode, making it almost impossible to notice miss that they forgot to give her a belly button.
25th Jul '17 4:19:38 PM Kid
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* ''ModernFamily'' - Gloria's fake pregnant stomach in the third episode of season four is visible for much of the episode, making it almost impossible to notice they forgot to give her a belly button.
19th Jul '17 9:15:39 PM Puidwen
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****Episode 45 those poor action figures.
15th May '17 12:45:57 PM chasemaddigan
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** A Season 11 episode, "Cold Blooded", features the WalkingWithDinosaurs live arena show. In the shots of the audiences' perspective of the show, it is blatantly clear that they are not watching a live show, mostly because of the perspective. It ends up looking like they are watching a movie screen instead. The CSI filming crew was clearly allowed access to the show and the animatronic dinosaurs.

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** A Season 11 episode, "Cold Blooded", features the WalkingWithDinosaurs ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' live arena show. In the shots of the audiences' perspective of the show, it is blatantly clear that they are not watching a live show, mostly because of the perspective. It ends up looking like they are watching a movie screen instead. The CSI filming crew was clearly allowed access to the show and the animatronic dinosaurs.



* ''Walking with Beasts'':

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* In ''Walking with Monsters'', a gorgonospid brushes against a bush, with the bush sticking INSIDE of it, while it chases a scutosaurus.

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* In ''Walking with Monsters'', ''Series/WalkingWithMonsters'', a gorgonospid brushes against a bush, with the bush sticking INSIDE of it, while it chases a scutosaurus.
30th Apr '17 11:09:46 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[TheTonightShow The Tonight Show with Jay Leno]]'' used distorted lenses to create the characters of Iron Jay and Mr. Brain, and also for the headless effect with Beyondo. Since it started using HD, those characters have rarely been seen.
* ''Series/LateNight with Creator/ConanOBrien'', and later O'Brien's run of ''TheTonightShow'', ran a ShowWithinaShow telenovela named ''Noches de Pasion con Senor O'Brien''. Each episode lampshades this trope when "Conando" beats up a few guys and throws them off-screen, immediately cutting to stock footage of a completely different person falling out of a random window.

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* ''[[TheTonightShow ''[[Series/TheTonightShow The Tonight Show with Jay Leno]]'' used distorted lenses to create the characters of Iron Jay and Mr. Brain, and also for the headless effect with Beyondo. Since it started using HD, those characters have rarely been seen.
* ''Series/LateNight with Creator/ConanOBrien'', and later O'Brien's run of ''TheTonightShow'', ''Series/TheTonightShow'', ran a ShowWithinaShow telenovela named ''Noches de Pasion con Senor O'Brien''. Each episode lampshades this trope when "Conando" beats up a few guys and throws them off-screen, immediately cutting to stock footage of a completely different person falling out of a random window.
10th Apr '17 8:04:03 AM WildeOscar
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** The seventh season episode "Living Legend" has some excellent acting from Music/RogerDaltrey but the disguise makeup he wears through most of the episode is extremely unconvincing.
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.
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