History StuffBlowingUp / LiveActionTV

19th Jun '16 7:01:41 AM nighttrainfm
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** Lampshaded again in ''Sentai/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' when four of the heroes do their role call inside the base. Before they finish, the mentor reminds them where they are and warns them to hold back. They just whisper "Zyuden Sentai...Kyoryuger!" with tiny puffs of smoke appearing behind them.

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** Lampshaded again in ''Sentai/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' when four of the heroes do their role call inside the base. Before they finish, the mentor reminds them where they are and warns them to hold back. They just whisper "Zyuden Sentai...Kyoryuger!" with tiny puffs of smoke appearing behind them.
19th Jun '16 7:01:22 AM nighttrainfm
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** It goes SerialEscalation during the Kalish years (though it seems Koichi Sakamoto is the one who was really fond of them, evidently, ''someone'' was reining him in for the first 13-ish years of the franchise.) At one point in [[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive "Operation Overdrive"]], Mack and Moltor ''pointing'' their weapons at each other caused enormous explosions. It got to the point where it was ''less'' epic because when the background's never ''not'' on fire, you never say "whoa, that attack was powerful" or something.

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** It goes SerialEscalation during the Kalish years (though it seems Koichi Sakamoto is the one who was really fond of them, them: evidently, ''someone'' was reining him in for the first 13-ish years of the franchise.) At one point in [[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive "Operation Overdrive"]], Mack and Moltor ''pointing'' their weapons at each other caused enormous explosions. It got to the point where it was ''less'' epic because when the background's never ''not'' on fire, you never say "whoa, that attack was powerful" or something.


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** Lampshaded again in ''Sentai/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' when four of the heroes do their role call inside the base. Before they finish, the mentor reminds them where they are and warns them to hold back. They just whisper "Zyuden Sentai...Kyoryuger!" with tiny puffs of smoke appearing behind them.
3rd May '16 9:19:45 PM PaulA
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** When Linda Hamilton hosted, she had a monologue stating she wasn't [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Sarah Connor]]. It mostly goes "here's my school... (''kaboom'') I bought this house after ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast''... (''kaboom'') ". Exception is a ManOnFire ("oh, my first boyfriend").

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** When Linda Hamilton hosted, she had a monologue stating she wasn't [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Sarah Connor]]. It mostly goes "here's my school... (''kaboom'') I bought this house after ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast''...''Series/{{Beauty and the Beast|1987}}''... (''kaboom'') ". Exception is a ManOnFire ("oh, my first boyfriend").
2nd May '16 5:38:05 AM erforce
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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' absolutely ''loves'' explosions. But being a ''{{Terminator}}'' series, that's just sensible.

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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' absolutely ''loves'' explosions. But being a ''{{Terminator}}'' ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' series, that's just sensible.
12th Apr '16 4:56:21 PM Someoneman
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* In the ''Series/GameOfThrones'' episode "[[Recap/GameOfThronesS2E9Blackwater Blackwater]]", [[TheChessmaster Tyrion Lannister]] has around 8000 jars worth of Wildfire (essentially GreekFire with magic mixed in) dumped into a river where the enemy is attacking his side's city from with around a hundred ships. After enough ships are close to it, he signals his mercenary, Bronn, to shoot a flaming arrow into the wildfire. The result is [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome about half of the fleet destroyed almost instantly]] and [[SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome an emerald feast for the eyes.]]

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* In the ''Series/GameOfThrones'' episode "[[Recap/GameOfThronesS2E9Blackwater Blackwater]]", [[TheChessmaster Tyrion Lannister]] has around 8000 jars worth of Wildfire (essentially GreekFire with magic mixed in) dumped into a river where the enemy is attacking his side's city from with around a hundred ships. After enough ships are close to it, he signals his mercenary, Bronn, to shoot a flaming arrow into the wildfire. The result is [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome about half of the fleet destroyed almost instantly]] and [[SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome an emerald feast for the eyes.]]instantly.



** They produced a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msYHQOkrRHE montage of explosions]] in the series that was set to [[SugarWiki/CrowningMusicOfAwesome Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture"]].

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** They produced a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msYHQOkrRHE montage of explosions]] in the series that was set to [[SugarWiki/CrowningMusicOfAwesome Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture"]].Overture".
10th Jan '16 2:45:30 PM adrianleverkuhn
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* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E22AllHellBreaksLoosePartTwo "All Hell Breaks Loose, Part Two" (S02, Ep22)]], when the Devil's Gate open, black smoke explodes in a cloud covering the landscape with lightning and streaks of light.
12th Dec '15 11:03:05 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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** Despite having a single series of only thirteen episodes, the Ninth Doctor caused a ''lot'' of explosions in his short run. Blows up a department store, causes the last pure human to combust, bombs Downing Street (well, okay, that last one was Mickey, but the Doctor gave him the code to do so), allows a medium to blow up a house on top of the Rift, overheats the Mighty Jagrafess, destroyed the weapons factory at Villengard ([[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome offscreen]]) and visited Krakatoa ([[NoodleIncident offscreen]]). As Rose so accurately lampshades in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances "The Doctor Dances"]]], one of the Ninth Doctor's defining traits is that he ''really'' loves to blow thing up.

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** Despite having a single series of only thirteen episodes, the Ninth Doctor caused a ''lot'' of explosions in his short run. Blows up a department store, causes the last pure human to combust, bombs Downing Street (well, okay, that last one was Mickey, but the Doctor gave him the code to do so), allows a medium to blow up a house on top of the Rift, overheats the Mighty Jagrafess, destroyed the weapons factory at Villengard ([[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome offscreen]]) and visited Krakatoa ([[NoodleIncident offscreen]]). As Rose so accurately lampshades in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E10TheDoctorDances "The Doctor Dances"]]], Dances"]], one of the Ninth Doctor's defining traits is that he ''really'' loves to blow thing up.
11th Nov '15 6:28:31 AM Ominae
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* An honorary spot for this trope goes to the German action TV series ''Series/AlarmFurCobra11''. A series about a team of highway cops in which cars explode on the slightest impact with other vehicles walls, trees or anything that touches something else than their wheels. (Examples [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw91M54i_eQ&feature=related here]].) Even a car just scraping a tunnel wall would explode just giving the driver enough time to bail out of the vehicle and run away. In later seasons of the show the directors cut down on the vehicle explosion rate.

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* An honorary spot for this trope goes to the German action TV series ''Series/AlarmFurCobra11''.''Series/AlarmFuerCobra11''. A series about a team of highway cops in which cars explode on the slightest impact with other vehicles walls, trees or anything that touches something else than their wheels. (Examples [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw91M54i_eQ&feature=related here]].) Even a car just scraping a tunnel wall would explode just giving the driver enough time to bail out of the vehicle and run away. In later seasons of the show the directors cut down on the vehicle explosion rate.
16th Sep '15 4:53:13 PM Prfnoff
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* In the ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' recurring sketch "Farm Film Report", its hick critics preferred films with this trope ([[CatchPhrase "Blowed up real good!"]]). They '''loved''' ''Film/{{Scanners}}'' and were awfully disappointed with Antonioni's ''Blowup'' for not actually having stuff blowing up in it (they did like ''Zabriskie Point'' though). They also had every celebrity interview end with the celebrity essentially willing themselves to blow up, and would end their show with the catchphrase "May the Good Lord take a likin' to ya and blow ya up real soon!" And they would themselves explode.
* The opening scene of the season 2 premiere of ''Shark'' ended with a bus containing a witness to a mob hit exploding just outside of the courthouse. It wasn't hugely relevant to the plot, but it was lovingly replayed in slow motion several times throughout the episode, both before and after commercial breaks. Well, it ''was'' quite a lovely explosion.

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* In the ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' recurring sketch "Farm Film Report", its hick critics preferred films with this trope ([[CatchPhrase "Blowed up real good!"]]). They '''loved''' ''Film/{{Scanners}}'' and were awfully disappointed with Antonioni's ''Blowup'' ''Film/{{Blowup}}'' for not actually having stuff blowing up in it (they did like ''Zabriskie Point'' ''Film/ZabriskiePoint'' though). They also had every celebrity interview end with the celebrity essentially willing themselves to blow up, and would end their show with the catchphrase "May the Good Lord take a likin' to ya and blow ya up real soon!" And they would themselves explode.
* The opening scene of the season 2 premiere of ''Shark'' ''Series/{{Shark}}'' ended with a bus containing a witness to a mob hit exploding just outside of the courthouse. It wasn't hugely relevant to the plot, but it was lovingly replayed in slow motion several times throughout the episode, both before and after commercial breaks. Well, it ''was'' quite a lovely explosion.
1st Aug '15 12:00:17 PM nighttrainfm
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* In the Season 3 finale of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', they blew up the entire high school (to take out a giant demon snake).

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* In the Season 3 finale of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', they blew up the entire high school (to take out a giant demon snake). Reportedly, the actual explosion got the production team into hot water: not only was it at 5am, but it set off car alarms, broke windows and woke up a whole lot of people. They never filmed at that location again.
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