History Trivia / InspectorSpacetime

15th Sep '17 9:13:25 AM SeptimusHeap
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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 [[Series/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.
31st Mar '17 9:34:38 PM Bassman
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* AuthorExistenceFailure:
** Jacqueline Bonham Pease, the daughter of show creator Anthony Bonham Pease, of one of whom's orgasms helped created the theme song, was killed in a bizarre cooking accident during Season 8's production, of which Scotland Yard's forensics team said was "best left unsolved."
** Lyman Bonham Pease, the first executive producer, had left for spiritual enlightenment in India while on tour with the United States Peace Corps and never came back. He is either dead or playing classical Indian music.
** Fulla Pakhirdin al-Raqisa, the creator of the theme song, was killed in the early 80's when she spontaneously combusted on stage during a performance by the BTV Organophonic Quilting Bee members at a grindcore festival at Valley Parade in Bradford, leaving behind what has been described alternately as a "globule" or a "stain"
** April Bananaman, the creator of the FE-Line puppets, was killed in 2009 when she went to visit the grave of theme song creator, Fulla Pakhirdin al-Raqisa, whose grave exploded due to methane gas build up.
** 19 different costume creators who created the classic series' infamous costumes all are dead. One of them died trying to jump over a tank full of sharks while on a tricycle in a freak show.
** Mercy, Anthony Bonham Pease's pet cat who was the model of the Kittens, was killed in 1984 after accidentally drinking her owner's coffee creamer.
** Various BTV Organophonic Quilting Bee members are dead. Max J. Bieber died beating himself to death with his own shoes, N. Bushnell died after mistaking his kazoo for a digestive cookie, and Little Danny Schindler died skydiving off the roof of Nippon Budokan.
4th Jan '17 2:08:17 PM Gosicrystal
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** Much like [[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.

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** Much like [[Series/DoctorWho that ripoff show]] had a lot of its lost episodes recovered from old broadcast affiliates tapes from overseas tv 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 lost forever in the BTV tape burnings.
30th Mar '16 3:11:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy
** Troy Skeleton appeared in most episodes of the first four Inspectors, usually as a Blorgon, Cicuit-Chap, or other alien. He appeared on screen in "The Three Inspectors", "The Lethal Murderer", and "The Might of Zorl".
** 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 Creator/NeilGaiman (who appeared as the Detective).
** Creator/TimCurry plays Blackbeard in the Tenth Inspector episode "The Zombie Navy".
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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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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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.
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