History Trivia / ColdCase

12th Apr '16 2:26:25 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: You will recognize a ''lot'' of the victims or people involved in cases, [[RetroactiveRecognition usually before they became famous]]--or in some cases, even afterwards. Such as Creator/KimCoates, [[{{Series/Lost}} Maggie Grace]], [[{{Series/Firefly}} Summer]] [[Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles Glau]], [[Series/{{Castle}} Seamus Dever]], [[Series/{{Leverage}} Aldis Hodge]], [[BandOfBrothers Kirk]] [[Series/{{Fringe}} Acevedo]], [[Series/{{Heroes}} Brea Grant]], [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse Kate]] [[Series/HouseOfCardsUS Mara]], [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Apollo]], [[Series/HartOfDixie Wilson Bethel]], Creator/JenniferLawrence, Creator/MaeWhitman, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Amber Benson]] and [[Series/MadMen Christina]] [[{{Series/Firefly}} Hendricks]]. A HeyItsThatVoice variant is in the episode ''Thrill Kill'', where the killer is played by [[Franchise/MassEffect Raphael]] [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Sbarge]], known to gamers as {{BioWare}}'s MrFanservice. Another variant is in the form of the victim in "Forever Blue" voicing [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Megumi Kitaniji]]
** And if they're playing the Victim Of The Week, depending on their level of fame, this can even result in a few minor examples of DeadStarWalking.
** In the episode with Creator/JenniferLawrence, the actress playing her character's mother also played [[TheHungerGames Katniss Everdeen's]] mother in the movies.
* HeyItsThatVoice: In the Japanese-dubbed version: Well, let's say that [[AtsukoTanaka both]] [[Anime/QueensBlade Claudette]] and [[Franchise/GhostInTheShell Motoko Kusanagi]] are trying to solve the murders of Claudette's [[Creator/KaoriMizuhashi both]] [[AyakoKawasumi sisters]] and many other members from the cast of ''Anime/QueensBlade'' along with Motoko's [[AkioOhtsuka Batou's death]] and the other members from [[Franchise/GhostIntheShell Section 9.]]
5th Mar '16 5:48:56 PM loracarol
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** In the episode with Creator/JenniferLawrence, the actress playing her character's mother also played [[TheHungerGames Katniss Everdeen's]] mother in the movies.
25th Aug '15 8:06:14 AM Willbyr
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* HeyItsThatVoice: In the Japanese-dubbed version: Well, let's say that [[AtsukoTanaka both]] [[QueensBlade Claudette]] and [[GhostInTheShell Motoko Kusanagi]] are trying to solve the murders of Claudette's [[Creator/KaoriMizuhashi both]] [[AyakoKawasumi sisters]] and many other members from the cast of QueensBlade along with Motoko's [[AkioOhtsuka Batou's death]] and the other members from [[GhostIntheShell Section 9.]]

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* HeyItsThatVoice: In the Japanese-dubbed version: Well, let's say that [[AtsukoTanaka both]] [[QueensBlade [[Anime/QueensBlade Claudette]] and [[GhostInTheShell [[Franchise/GhostInTheShell Motoko Kusanagi]] are trying to solve the murders of Claudette's [[Creator/KaoriMizuhashi both]] [[AyakoKawasumi sisters]] and many other members from the cast of QueensBlade ''Anime/QueensBlade'' along with Motoko's [[AkioOhtsuka Batou's death]] and the other members from [[GhostIntheShell [[Franchise/GhostIntheShell Section 9.]]
25th Jul '15 4:34:58 AM Erin582
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* {{Bowdlerize}}: The airings on ION Television edited out several words heard on the original CBS airing, such as "bitch", "bastard", "spic"[[note]]racial slur for a Hispanic person[[/note]], "polack"[[note]]racial slur for someone from Poland[[/note]], and the ever-popular homophobic slurs "fag" and "faggot", even though the last two words were thrown around ''endlessly'' in the season one episode "A Time Of Hate".
** Also, the season one episode "The Letter" [[note]]which involved the brutal rape and murder of a Black woman by White men in 1939[[/note]] has the actual murder scene changed from its original 2004 airing after complaints were made about it. However, this trope was averted in the season two episode "Strange Fruit" [[note]]where a Black ''teenage boy'' is brutally beaten and lynched in 1963 by White supremacists in front of a little girl[[/note]] was not edited. Similarly, in the season five episode "Family 8108", the anti-Asian slurs "gook", "Jap" and "Tojo" are left intact.
29th Jun '15 11:22:32 AM nombretomado
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* HeyItsThatGuy: You will recognize a ''lot'' of the victims or people involved in cases, [[RetroactiveRecognition usually before they became famous]]--or in some cases, even afterwards. Such as Creator/KimCoates, [[{{Series/Lost}} Maggie Grace]], [[{{Series/Firefly}} Summer]] [[Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles Glau]], [[Series/{{Castle}} Seamus Dever]], [[Series/{{Leverage}} Aldis Hodge]], [[BandOfBrothers Kirk]] [[Series/{{Fringe}} Acevedo]], [[Series/{{Heroes}} Brea Grant]], [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse Kate]] [[Series/HouseOfCardsUS Mara]], [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Apollo]], [[Series/HartOfDixie Wilson Bethel]], Creator/JenniferLawrence, Creator/MaeWhitman, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Amber Benson]] and [[Series/MadMen Christina]] [[{{Series/Firefly}} Hendricks]]. A HeyItsThatVoice variant is in the episode ''Thrill Kill'', where the killer is played by [[Franchise/MassEffect Raphael]] [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Sbarge]], known to gamers as {{BioWare}}'s MrFanservice. Another variant is in the form of the victim in "Forever Blue" voicing [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Megumi Kitaniji]]

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* HeyItsThatGuy: You will recognize a ''lot'' of the victims or people involved in cases, [[RetroactiveRecognition usually before they became famous]]--or in some cases, even afterwards. Such as Creator/KimCoates, [[{{Series/Lost}} Maggie Grace]], [[{{Series/Firefly}} Summer]] [[Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles Glau]], [[Series/{{Castle}} Seamus Dever]], [[Series/{{Leverage}} Aldis Hodge]], [[BandOfBrothers Kirk]] [[Series/{{Fringe}} Acevedo]], [[Series/{{Heroes}} Brea Grant]], [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse Kate]] [[Series/HouseOfCardsUS Mara]], [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Apollo]], [[Series/HartOfDixie Wilson Bethel]], Creator/JenniferLawrence, Creator/MaeWhitman, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Amber Benson]] and [[Series/MadMen Christina]] [[{{Series/Firefly}} Hendricks]]. A HeyItsThatVoice variant is in the episode ''Thrill Kill'', where the killer is played by [[Franchise/MassEffect Raphael]] [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Sbarge]], known to gamers as {{BioWare}}'s MrFanservice. Another variant is in the form of the victim in "Forever Blue" voicing [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Megumi Kitaniji]]
19th Jun '15 8:43:09 PM nombretomado
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* HeyItsThatVoice: In the Japanese-dubbed version: Well, let's say that [[AtsukoTanaka both]] [[QueensBlade Claudette]] and [[GhostInTheShell Motoko Kusanagi]] are trying to solve the murders of Claudette's [[KaoriMizuhashi both]] [[AyakoKawasumi sisters]] and many other members from the cast of QueensBlade along with Motoko's [[AkioOhtsuka Batou's death]] and the other members from [[GhostIntheShell Section 9.]]

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* HeyItsThatVoice: In the Japanese-dubbed version: Well, let's say that [[AtsukoTanaka both]] [[QueensBlade Claudette]] and [[GhostInTheShell Motoko Kusanagi]] are trying to solve the murders of Claudette's [[KaoriMizuhashi [[Creator/KaoriMizuhashi both]] [[AyakoKawasumi sisters]] and many other members from the cast of QueensBlade along with Motoko's [[AkioOhtsuka Batou's death]] and the other members from [[GhostIntheShell Section 9.]]
7th Apr '15 4:14:24 AM Erin582
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** The last screw driven into this show was cancellation. It's gone for good now.

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** The last screw driven into this show was cancellation. It's gone for good now.now.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[Series/{{Grimm}} Silas Weir Mitchell]] was considered for the role of Detective Vera.
** The season three episode, "Detention" (where the victim was mourning the death of Kurt Cobain) was to be a solo artist episode featuring only the music of Music/{{Nirvana}}, but [[ScrewedByTheLawyers the show was unable to get clearance to use it.]] They were eventually given the rights by the season five premiere, "Thrill Kill", which ended up getting all the Nirvana music (and interestingly enough, also takes place in 1994.)
23rd Mar '15 12:17:23 PM nombretomado
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* HeyItsThatGuy: You will recognize a ''lot'' of the victims or people involved in cases, [[RetroactiveRecognition usually before they became famous]]--or in some cases, even afterwards. Such as Creator/KimCoates, [[{{Lost}} Maggie Grace]], [[{{Firefly}} Summer]] [[TheSarahConnorChronicles Glau]], [[Series/{{Castle}} Seamus Dever]], [[Series/{{Leverage}} Aldis Hodge]], [[BandOfBrothers Kirk]] [[Series/{{Fringe}} Acevedo]], [[Series/{{Heroes}} Brea Grant]], [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse Kate]] [[Series/HouseOfCardsUS Mara]], [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Apollo]], [[Series/HartOfDixie Wilson Bethel]], Creator/JenniferLawrence, Creator/MaeWhitman, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Amber Benson]] and [[MadMen Christina]] [[{{Firefly}} Hendricks]]. A HeyItsThatVoice variant is in the episode ''Thrill Kill'', where the killer is played by [[Franchise/MassEffect Raphael]] [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Sbarge]], known to gamers as {{BioWare}}'s MrFanservice. Another variant is in the form of the victim in "Forever Blue" voicing [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Megumi Kitaniji]]

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* HeyItsThatGuy: You will recognize a ''lot'' of the victims or people involved in cases, [[RetroactiveRecognition usually before they became famous]]--or in some cases, even afterwards. Such as Creator/KimCoates, [[{{Lost}} [[{{Series/Lost}} Maggie Grace]], [[{{Firefly}} [[{{Series/Firefly}} Summer]] [[TheSarahConnorChronicles [[Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles Glau]], [[Series/{{Castle}} Seamus Dever]], [[Series/{{Leverage}} Aldis Hodge]], [[BandOfBrothers Kirk]] [[Series/{{Fringe}} Acevedo]], [[Series/{{Heroes}} Brea Grant]], [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse Kate]] [[Series/HouseOfCardsUS Mara]], [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Apollo]], [[Series/HartOfDixie Wilson Bethel]], Creator/JenniferLawrence, Creator/MaeWhitman, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Amber Benson]] and [[MadMen [[Series/MadMen Christina]] [[{{Firefly}} [[{{Series/Firefly}} Hendricks]]. A HeyItsThatVoice variant is in the episode ''Thrill Kill'', where the killer is played by [[Franchise/MassEffect Raphael]] [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Sbarge]], known to gamers as {{BioWare}}'s MrFanservice. Another variant is in the form of the victim in "Forever Blue" voicing [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Megumi Kitaniji]]
17th Mar '15 5:38:40 PM nombretomado
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* HeyItsThatGuy: You will recognize a ''lot'' of the victims or people involved in cases, [[RetroactiveRecognition usually before they became famous]]--or in some cases, even afterwards. Such as Creator/KimCoates, [[{{Lost}} Maggie Grace]], [[{{Firefly}} Summer]] [[TheSarahConnorChronicles Glau]], [[Series/{{Castle}} Seamus Dever]], [[Series/{{Leverage}} Aldis Hodge]], [[BandOfBrothers Kirk]] [[{{Fringe}} Acevedo]], [[Series/{{Heroes}} Brea Grant]], [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse Kate]] [[Series/HouseOfCardsUS Mara]], [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Apollo]], [[Series/HartOfDixie Wilson Bethel]], Creator/JenniferLawrence, Creator/MaeWhitman, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Amber Benson]] and [[MadMen Christina]] [[{{Firefly}} Hendricks]]. A HeyItsThatVoice variant is in the episode ''Thrill Kill'', where the killer is played by [[Franchise/MassEffect Raphael]] [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Sbarge]], known to gamers as {{BioWare}}'s MrFanservice. Another variant is in the form of the victim in "Forever Blue" voicing [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Megumi Kitaniji]]

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* HeyItsThatGuy: You will recognize a ''lot'' of the victims or people involved in cases, [[RetroactiveRecognition usually before they became famous]]--or in some cases, even afterwards. Such as Creator/KimCoates, [[{{Lost}} Maggie Grace]], [[{{Firefly}} Summer]] [[TheSarahConnorChronicles Glau]], [[Series/{{Castle}} Seamus Dever]], [[Series/{{Leverage}} Aldis Hodge]], [[BandOfBrothers Kirk]] [[{{Fringe}} [[Series/{{Fringe}} Acevedo]], [[Series/{{Heroes}} Brea Grant]], [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse Kate]] [[Series/HouseOfCardsUS Mara]], [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Apollo]], [[Series/HartOfDixie Wilson Bethel]], Creator/JenniferLawrence, Creator/MaeWhitman, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Amber Benson]] and [[MadMen Christina]] [[{{Firefly}} Hendricks]]. A HeyItsThatVoice variant is in the episode ''Thrill Kill'', where the killer is played by [[Franchise/MassEffect Raphael]] [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Sbarge]], known to gamers as {{BioWare}}'s MrFanservice. Another variant is in the form of the victim in "Forever Blue" voicing [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Megumi Kitaniji]]
19th Feb '15 12:18:17 AM tenryufan
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Extensive use of hit music from different eras has made it prohibitively expensive to release on DVD.[[note]]Royalties are cheaper for broadcasting than they are for distribution.[[/note]] It's still heavily shown in syndication in the US at least.



* RecycledScript: S3's "Beautiful Little Fool" was remade in practice as S4's "Torn". Both begin with a young woman bringing the case of a long deceased relative, a young woman that was murdered. Both are the team's new record for oldest case reopened, the only case in the series from that decade, and take place in the last year of said decade ("BLF"'s victim is a 1929 flapper, "Torn"'s is a 1919 socialite). In both cases, the clue that solves the crime is provided by an old woman, who was a little girl when the murder was committed, and is the only witness still alive, with every other testimony being provided by books, records, diaries, historians of the era or descendants of the people involved. The perp is long deceased in both (as it could only be realistically) but left a recorded confession. The murder was committed during the arrival of a big historical event that destroyed the fortune of a man related to the victim (a member of the Vanderbilt family that lost his fortune in the Crash of 1929 in "BLF", a beer magnate that went out of business with Prohibition in "Torn").

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* RecycledScript: S3's "Beautiful Little Fool" was remade in practice as S4's "Torn". Both begin with a young woman bringing the case of a long deceased relative, a young woman that was murdered. Both are the team's new record for oldest case reopened, the only case in the series from that decade, and take place in the last year of said decade ("BLF"'s victim is a 1929 flapper, "Torn"'s is a 1919 socialite). In both cases, the clue that solves the crime is provided by an old woman, who was a little girl when the murder was committed, and is the only witness still alive, with every other testimony being provided by books, records, diaries, historians of the era or descendants of the people involved. The perp is long deceased in both (as it could only be realistically) but left a recorded confession. The murder was committed during the arrival of a big historical event that destroyed the fortune of a man related to the victim (a member of the Vanderbilt family that lost his fortune in the Crash of 1929 in "BLF", a beer magnate that went out of business with Prohibition in "Torn")."Torn").
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: A good 70% of episodes start late due to football in the US. They refuse to do anything about it.
** Which is amusing because football fans complain about [=CBS's=] obsessive RepeatingAd promos during the games themselves.
** And if it isn't football, its usually something else...
** Cases that took place during the 2000s became more frequent during the final seasons thanks to budget cuts.
** The last screw driven into this show was cancellation. It's gone for good now.
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