History Trivia / InspectorSpacetime

26th Jan '16 7:59:23 PM GrammarNavi
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** TimCurry plays Blackbeard in the Tenth Inspector episode "The Zombie Navy".
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** TimCurry Creator/TimCurry plays Blackbeard in the Tenth Inspector episode "The Zombie Navy".
14th Nov '15 12:57:50 AM SeptimusHeap
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Just as [[Series/DoctorWho That Ripoff]] has achieved unexpected popularity in South Korea, ''Inspector Spacetime'' has enjoyed a cult following in [[Literature/TheUglyAmerican Sarkhan]] for decades.
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: ** Just as [[Series/DoctorWho That Ripoff]] has achieved unexpected popularity in South Korea, ''Inspector Spacetime'' has enjoyed a cult following in [[Literature/TheUglyAmerican Sarkhan]] for decades.

* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In the later seasons, new script editor Roger Giles decided that the Inspector was still 'too mysterious' and planned to reveal much of his background and personal information, including his family history, his ''exact'' age, his medical exam results, his favourite kind of filling, his name[[spoiler: it's Chet]], and his shoe-size. This became known as the "Giles Counter-Plot". The show's cancellation prevented this, thankfully, and much of the information that was planned to be revealed was made non-canonical by later ExpandedUniverse works[[spoiler:, which means his name isn't Chet]].
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen: ** In the later seasons, new script editor Roger Giles decided that the Inspector was still 'too mysterious' and planned to reveal much of his background and personal information, including his family history, his ''exact'' age, his medical exam results, his favourite kind of filling, his name[[spoiler: it's Chet]], and his shoe-size. This became known as the "Giles Counter-Plot". The show's cancellation prevented this, thankfully, and much of the information that was planned to be revealed was made non-canonical by later ExpandedUniverse works[[spoiler:, which means his name isn't Chet]].
13th Nov '15 4:05:21 PM Partytime
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**The Peter/Petula episodes were later found, so they are disqualified.
6th Sep '15 5:33:03 PM nombretomado
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** Creator/AlanMoore, who wrote several Inspector Spacetime comic stories for CCC (Creation and Concept Comics) Publications early in his career, recently appeared as the Chief Inspector in an episode penned by his friend NeilGaiman (who appeared as the Detective).
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** Creator/AlanMoore, who wrote several Inspector Spacetime comic stories for CCC (Creation and Concept Comics) Publications early in his career, recently appeared as the Chief Inspector in an episode penned by his friend NeilGaiman Creator/NeilGaiman (who appeared as the Detective).
2nd Jun '15 10:00:04 AM nombretomado
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** A lot of fans think that [[{{TheItCrowd}} Richard Ayoade]] would have made a pretty awesome Ninth Inspector if not for Boogatron Media wanting a bigger name to restart the franchise.
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** A lot of fans think that [[{{TheItCrowd}} [[Series/TheItCrowd Richard Ayoade]] would have made a pretty awesome Ninth Inspector if not for Boogatron Media wanting a bigger name to restart the franchise.
6th Apr '15 12:13:18 PM nombretomado
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** Much like [[DoctorWho that ripoff show]] had a lot of its lost episodes recovered from old broadcast affiliates tapes from overseas tv station archives, a french canadian television station had a lot of Second Inspector tapes in a forgotten archive. As best as the documentation could recover, these were part of a [[WhatCouldHaveBeen french language dub deal that never went through]] and the tapes were meant to be destroyed but the guy in charge of doing so got fired that week under circumstances still unclear. While french canadian viewers lost a chance at a french dub, this nonetheless resulted in multiple serials being rescued from being LostForever in the BTV tape burnings.
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** Much like [[DoctorWho [[Series/DoctorWho that ripoff show]] had a lot of its lost episodes recovered from old broadcast affiliates tapes from overseas tv station archives, a french canadian television station had a lot of Second Inspector tapes in a forgotten archive. As best as the documentation could recover, these were part of a [[WhatCouldHaveBeen french language dub deal that never went through]] and the tapes were meant to be destroyed but the guy in charge of doing so got fired that week under circumstances still unclear. While french canadian viewers lost a chance at a french dub, this nonetheless resulted in multiple serials being rescued from being LostForever in the BTV tape burnings.
28th Dec '14 12:13:36 PM nombretomado
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* OldShame: ChristopherLee, the Second Inspector, is a mild example. While not actively disliking the show, he has always expressed bemusement at society's ongoing fascination with a "rather silly little" character he was [[RealLifeWritesThePlot hastily conscripted]] to play forty years ago, and that he took mostly because it offered a [[MoneyDearBoy steady paycheck]] for a few years. He has joked that he's grateful to the extent that at least it has kept him from being [[TypeCasting typecast]] as "that chap who used to be {{Dracula}}."
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* OldShame: ChristopherLee, Creator/ChristopherLee, the Second Inspector, is a mild example. While not actively disliking the show, he has always expressed bemusement at society's ongoing fascination with a "rather silly little" character he was [[RealLifeWritesThePlot hastily conscripted]] to play forty years ago, and that he took mostly because it offered a [[MoneyDearBoy steady paycheck]] for a few years. He has joked that he's grateful to the extent that at least it has kept him from being [[TypeCasting typecast]] as "that chap who used to be {{Dracula}}."
21st Nov '14 3:54:47 PM LongLiveHumour
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* FanCommunityNickname: [[{{Whoniverse}} The Inspectrum]].
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* FanCommunityNickname: [[{{Whoniverse}} [[Franchise/{{Whoniverse}} The Inspectrum]].
20th Oct '14 1:30:22 AM Geoduck
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* TroubledProduction: The original version of the show was always a bit ramshackle, but with the episode "The Hills of Androgyny", just about everything that could go wrong did.
19th Aug '14 6:16:34 PM Drakkenmensch
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* The 30th Anniversary ''Dimensioned in Space'' special saw its writers forced to write the entire episode centered around the [[AreYouBeingServed Grace Brothers Mall]] in an obvious crossover with another popular show. Despite initial misgivings about what was rumored to be "a complete trainwreck", the energy of the comedians combined with the sheer amount of fun the Inspector Spacetime actors were clearly having onscreen (all of them were said to be fans of ''Are You Being Served?'') resulted in a beloved moment in television that was seen as a fitting sendoff to the classic series as BTV finally went broke and was unable to continue producing more episodes despite desperately wanting to keep the show going, even with many of the actors offering to play their parts for free. This is one of televisions rare examples where ExecutiveMeddling resulted in a superior episode beloved by all, the staunchest fans of the Fourth Inspector all pointing to his performance in this final appearance as his best work ever.
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* ** The 30th Anniversary ''Dimensioned in Space'' special saw its writers forced to write the entire episode centered around the [[AreYouBeingServed Grace Brothers Mall]] in an obvious crossover with another popular show. Despite initial misgivings about what was rumored to be "a complete trainwreck", the energy of the comedians combined with the sheer amount of fun the Inspector Spacetime actors were clearly having onscreen (all of them were said to be fans of ''Are You Being Served?'') resulted in a beloved moment in television that was seen as a fitting sendoff to the classic series as BTV finally went broke and was unable to continue producing more episodes despite desperately wanting to keep the show going, even with many of the actors offering to play their parts for free. This is one of televisions rare examples where ExecutiveMeddling resulted in a superior episode beloved by all, the staunchest fans of the Fourth Inspector all pointing to his performance in this final appearance as his best work ever.
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