History ThePowerOfRock / LiveActionTV

30th Sep '17 12:43:57 PM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Series/TheMonkees'' episode "The Devil and Peter Tork" uses a ''TheDevilAndDanielWebster''-style DealWithTheDevil plot. Demonic pawn shop owner Mr. Zero claims he gave Peter the talent to play a golden harp in exchange for Peter's soul. However, Zero is defeated when Peter demonstrates that the true source of his ability to play the harp is his love of music.

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* ''Series/TheMonkees'' episode "The Devil and Peter Tork" uses a ''TheDevilAndDanielWebster''-style ''Literature/TheDevilAndDanielWebster''-style DealWithTheDevil plot. Demonic pawn shop owner Mr. Zero claims he gave Peter the talent to play a golden harp in exchange for Peter's soul. However, Zero is defeated when Peter demonstrates that the true source of his ability to play the harp is his love of music.
21st Mar '17 10:19:17 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* Subverted in the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E10Hush}} Hush]]", in which only a human voice will kill the bad guys, which have taken away everyone's voices to prevent this. Willow offers to play a CD, but Giles informs her it won't do the trick. In "Once More With Feeling," everything happens according to the Power of [[strike:Rock]] Showtunes.

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* Subverted in the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E10Hush}} Hush]]", in which only a human voice will kill the bad guys, which have taken away everyone's voices to prevent this. Willow offers to play a CD, but Giles informs her it won't do the trick. In "Once More "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS6E7OnceMoreWithFeeling}} Once More, With Feeling," Feeling]]", everything happens according to the Power of [[strike:Rock]] Showtunes.
21st Mar '17 10:18:21 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* Subverted in the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Hush", in which only a human voice will kill the bad guys, which have taken away everyone's voices to prevent this. Willow offers to play a CD, but Giles informs her it won't do the trick. In "Once More With Feeling," everything happens according to the Power of [[strike:Rock]] Showtunes.

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* Subverted in the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Hush", "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E10Hush}} Hush]]", in which only a human voice will kill the bad guys, which have taken away everyone's voices to prevent this. Willow offers to play a CD, but Giles informs her it won't do the trick. In "Once More With Feeling," everything happens according to the Power of [[strike:Rock]] Showtunes.



** In "Revelation of the Daleks," the DJ ''turns his rock albums into an intense sonic beam that he blasts Daleks with''.
** In the subsequent story "Silver Nemesis", the Doctor had built a tricked-out boom box for Ace. At one point the Doctor and Ace use the boom box to broadcast jamming frequencies which disrupt communications among a fleet of Cybermen vessels, while listening to some jazz tapes ([[TheNthDoctor the Seventh Doctor]] is a jazz aficionado).

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** In "Revelation "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E6RevelationOfTheDaleks Revelation of the Daleks," Daleks]]", the DJ ''turns his rock albums into an intense sonic beam that he blasts Daleks with''.
** In the subsequent story "Silver Nemesis", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E3SilverNemesis Silver Nemesis]]", the Doctor had built a tricked-out boom box for Ace. At one point the Doctor and Ace use the boom box to broadcast jamming frequencies which disrupt communications among a fleet of Cybermen vessels, while listening to some jazz tapes ([[TheNthDoctor the Seventh Doctor]] is a jazz aficionado).



** And in the revival's take on "A Christmas Carol", apparently the Power of Opera works.

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** And in the revival's take on "A "[[Recap/DoctorWho2010CSAChristmasCarol A Christmas Carol", Carol]]", apparently the Power of Opera works.
1st Mar '17 2:27:54 PM nighttrainfm
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "Revelation of the Daleks," the DJ ''turns his rock albums into an intense sonic beam that he blasts Daleks with''.
** In the subsequent story ''Silver Nemesis'', the Doctor had built a tricked-out boom box for Ace. At one point the Doctor and Ace use the boom box to broadcast jamming frequencies which disrupt communications among a fleet of Cybermen vessels, while listening to some jazz tapes ([[TheNthDoctor the Seventh Doctor]] is a jazz aficionado).

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "Revelation of the Daleks," the DJ ''turns his rock albums into an intense sonic beam that he blasts Daleks with''.
** In the subsequent story ''Silver Nemesis'', "Silver Nemesis", the Doctor had built a tricked-out boom box for Ace. At one point the Doctor and Ace use the boom box to broadcast jamming frequencies which disrupt communications among a fleet of Cybermen vessels, while listening to some jazz tapes ([[TheNthDoctor the Seventh Doctor]] is a jazz aficionado).



** And in the reboot's take on A Christmas Carol, apparently the Power of Opera works.

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** And in the reboot's revival's take on A "A Christmas Carol, Carol", apparently the Power of Opera works.
9th Jul '16 9:33:49 AM nombretomado
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* Notable episodes of ''TheAquabatsSuperShow'' that use this trope include "[=EagleClaw=]!" and "Pilgrim Boy!". The former has Eaglebones Falconhawk squaring off in guitar duels with his brother [=EagleClaw=] and the latter has the shapeshifting Pilgrim Boy defeat a giant potato bug by singing a touching power ballad.

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* Notable episodes of ''TheAquabatsSuperShow'' ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow'' that use this trope include "[=EagleClaw=]!" and "Pilgrim Boy!". The former has Eaglebones Falconhawk squaring off in guitar duels with his brother [=EagleClaw=] and the latter has the shapeshifting Pilgrim Boy defeat a giant potato bug by singing a touching power ballad.



* ''Series/Warehouse13'': one the most powerful Artifacts in the Warehouse is the original master of Tito Puente's "Oye Como Va."

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* ''Series/Warehouse13'': one ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'':
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the most powerful Artifacts in the Warehouse is the original master of Tito Puente's "Oye Como Va."
4th Jul '16 4:22:57 AM gewunomox
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** Claudia had to use the whammy bar on JimiHendrix's guitar to stop it from playing itself and generating massive amounts of electricity.

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** Claudia had to use the whammy bar on JimiHendrix's Jimi Hendrix's guitar to stop it from playing itself and generating massive amounts of electricity.
26th Jun '16 1:29:34 AM gewunomox
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* ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' character Rudi van Disarzio, a CarlosSantana / JimiHendrix {{Expy}}, a "Psychedelic Monk" who embodies all the power of 70's experimental rock. Fear the power of his Fusion Lick...

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* ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' character Rudi van Disarzio, a CarlosSantana Music/CarlosSantana / JimiHendrix Music/JimiHendrix {{Expy}}, a "Psychedelic Monk" who embodies all the power of 70's experimental rock. Fear the power of his Fusion Lick...
19th May '16 4:02:16 PM nombretomado
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* Horribly subverted in the failed [=VH1=] show ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0289828/ Strange Frequency]]''. The series was basically ''[[RecycledInSpace The Twilight Zone/Outer Limits]]'' [[MusicTropes with MUSIC!]] It was a good source of {{Narm}} ([[DuranDuran John Taylor]] vs. a hotel room! The cast of ''Series/That70sShow'' vs. an evil disco!) for the week or two it was on. But there was one genuinely eerie episode: a rock star attempts to get out of a DealWithTheDevil by playing an impossible score ''that is being written by his own falling blood drops as his ill-gotten guitar's strings snap and slice at his fingers''. [[spoiler: He barely manages to finish the song when the (very irritated) devil points out that he missed a tiny symbol at the end, which means "repeat from the beginning". Cue evil laughter/BigNo.]]

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* Horribly subverted in the failed [=VH1=] show ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0289828/ Strange Frequency]]''. The series was basically ''[[RecycledInSpace The Twilight Zone/Outer Limits]]'' [[MusicTropes with MUSIC!]] It was a good source of {{Narm}} ([[DuranDuran ([[Music/DuranDuran John Taylor]] vs. a hotel room! The cast of ''Series/That70sShow'' vs. an evil disco!) for the week or two it was on. But there was one genuinely eerie episode: a rock star attempts to get out of a DealWithTheDevil by playing an impossible score ''that is being written by his own falling blood drops as his ill-gotten guitar's strings snap and slice at his fingers''. [[spoiler: He barely manages to finish the song when the (very irritated) devil points out that he missed a tiny symbol at the end, which means "repeat from the beginning". Cue evil laughter/BigNo.]]



* ''TheTenthKingdom'' easily shows that ''We will rock you'' is the best song about sheep ever. Despite having nothing to do with sheep.
* TheMightyBoosh character Rudi van Disarzio, a CarlosSantana / JimiHendrix {{Expy}}, a "Psychedelic Monk" who embodies all the power of 70's experimental rock. Fear the power of his Fusion Lick...

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* ''TheTenthKingdom'' ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'' easily shows that ''We will rock you'' is the best song about sheep ever. Despite having nothing to do with sheep.
* TheMightyBoosh ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' character Rudi van Disarzio, a CarlosSantana / JimiHendrix {{Expy}}, a "Psychedelic Monk" who embodies all the power of 70's experimental rock. Fear the power of his Fusion Lick...
13th Mar '16 1:43:56 AM GrammarNavi
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* Horribly subverted in the failed [=VH1=] show ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0289828/ Strange Frequency]]''. The series was basically ''[[RecycledInSpace The Twilight Zone/Outer Limits]]'' [[MusicTropes with MUSIC!]] It was a good source of {{Narm}} ([[DuranDuran John Taylor]] vs. a hotel room! The cast of ''ThatSeventiesShow'' vs. an evil disco!) for the week or two it was on. But there was one genuinely eerie episode: a rock star attempts to get out of a DealWithTheDevil by playing an impossible score ''that is being written by his own falling blood drops as his ill-gotten guitar's strings snap and slice at his fingers''. [[spoiler: He barely manages to finish the song when the (very irritated) devil points out that he missed a tiny symbol at the end, which means "repeat from the beginning". Cue evil laughter/BigNo.]]

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* Horribly subverted in the failed [=VH1=] show ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0289828/ Strange Frequency]]''. The series was basically ''[[RecycledInSpace The Twilight Zone/Outer Limits]]'' [[MusicTropes with MUSIC!]] It was a good source of {{Narm}} ([[DuranDuran John Taylor]] vs. a hotel room! The cast of ''ThatSeventiesShow'' ''Series/That70sShow'' vs. an evil disco!) for the week or two it was on. But there was one genuinely eerie episode: a rock star attempts to get out of a DealWithTheDevil by playing an impossible score ''that is being written by his own falling blood drops as his ill-gotten guitar's strings snap and slice at his fingers''. [[spoiler: He barely manages to finish the song when the (very irritated) devil points out that he missed a tiny symbol at the end, which means "repeat from the beginning". Cue evil laughter/BigNo.]]
3rd Jan '16 4:29:21 AM wonkeymonkey
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* ''Series/WareHouse13'': one the most powerful Artifacts in the Warehouse is the original master of Tito Puente's "Oye Como Va."

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* ''Series/WareHouse13'': ''Series/Warehouse13'': one the most powerful Artifacts in the Warehouse is the original master of Tito Puente's "Oye Como Va."
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