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16th Feb '17 7:45:36 PM hello86
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*** To his credit though, Guzelian did watch several episodes before production began, getting a feel for the show, and trying to take the franchise in a new direction by pitching a post apocalyptic series to try and revitalize interest among not only boys, but also to an older audience as well. The only problem? The sentai series they were working off of, EngineSentaiGoOnger was a parody series, so they ended up in a similar situation to Lost Galaxy in trying to splice 1 series into another entirely different situation. This is a direct quote from Guzelian once he seriously saw the sentai footage: "Holy sh**! I just promised Disney I could turn this into a show that would appeal to an OLDER audience! I must be out of my f***ing mind! Holy sh**!! Wait, what's on the front of that Zord? Are those motherf***ing eyeballs?!"

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*** To his credit though, Guzelian did watch several episodes before production began, getting a feel for the show, and trying to take the franchise in a new direction by pitching a post apocalyptic series to try and revitalize interest among not only boys, but also to an older audience as well. The only problem? The sentai series they were working off of, EngineSentaiGoOnger ''Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger'' was a parody series, so they ended up in a similar situation to Lost Galaxy in trying to splice 1 series into another entirely different situation. This is a direct quote from Guzelian once he seriously saw the sentai footage: "Holy sh**! I just promised Disney I could turn this into a show that would appeal to an OLDER audience! I must be out of my f***ing mind! Holy sh**!! Wait, what's on the front of that Zord? Are those motherf***ing eyeballs?!"



*** ''Power Rangers'' found itself slipping further and further behind the ''Sentai'' source material (as of this writing, ''Rangers'' is roughly three seasons behind). Furthermore, the next seasons in line to be adapted were ''Tensou Sentai Goseiger'', a rather mediocre season, and ''Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger'', a 35th anniversary milestone celebration. Although ''Gokaiger''[='=]s 35th anniversary would dovetail nicely with the 20th anniversary of ''Power Rangers'', Saban was apparently not allowed to simply skip ''Goseiger'' and go straight to ''Gokaiger''. In an attempt to square the circle and catch up to ''Sentai'', Saban decided to fold together the two series, starting with ''Goseiger'' for ''Megaforce'' and moving to ''Gokaiger'' for the second half of the season, ''Super Megaforce'' to line up the respective anniversaries.

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*** ''Power Rangers'' found itself slipping further and further behind the ''Sentai'' source material (as of this writing, ''Rangers'' is roughly three seasons behind). Furthermore, the next seasons in line to be adapted were ''Tensou Sentai Goseiger'', a rather mediocre season, and ''Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger'', a 35th anniversary milestone celebration.MilestoneCelebration. Although ''Gokaiger''[='=]s 35th anniversary would dovetail nicely with the 20th anniversary of ''Power Rangers'', Saban was apparently not allowed to simply skip ''Goseiger'' and go straight to ''Gokaiger''. In an attempt to square the circle and catch up to ''Sentai'', Saban decided to fold together the two series, starting with ''Goseiger'' for ''Megaforce'' and moving to ''Gokaiger'' for the second half of the season, ''Super Megaforce'' to line up the respective anniversaries.



*** Furthermore, [[CompressedAdaptation squeezing 100 episodes of two different shows into a single 40 episode story arc]] created massive pacing problems. Episodes typically crammed in loads of stock footage, resulting in fights that could take as much as fifteen minutes. This left little for character development. Additionally, the two series varied widely in terms of tone and characterization, with ''Goseiger'' being more light and fun and ''Gokagier'' being a little more dark and complex. Combining stock footage from both created wildly inconsistent characterization, with characters bouncing back and forth from calm and stoic to hyper and energetic and vice versa (the Pink Ranger got the worst of this).

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*** Furthermore, [[CompressedAdaptation squeezing 100 episodes of two different shows into a single 40 episode story arc]] show]] created massive pacing problems. Episodes typically crammed in loads of stock footage, resulting in fights that could take as much as fifteen minutes. This left little for character development. Additionally, the two series varied widely in terms of tone and characterization, with ''Goseiger'' being more light and fun and ''Gokagier'' being a little more dark and complex. Combining stock footage from both created wildly inconsistent characterization, with characters bouncing back and forth from calm and stoic to hyper and energetic and vice versa (the Pink Ranger got the worst of this).
16th Feb '17 7:18:24 PM hello86
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*** Story Editor James Bates wasn't keen on this approach, but relished the opportunity to tell original stories, something he wasn't allowed to do with ''Samurai.'' Unfortunately, [[ExecutiveMeddling Jonathan Tzachor shot down nearly all of his ideas]].

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*** Story Editor James Bates wasn't keen on this approach, but relished the opportunity to tell original stories, something he wasn't allowed to do with ''Samurai.'' Unfortunately, [[ExecutiveMeddling Jonathan Tzachor shot down nearly all a lot of his ideas]].ideas]], such as letting the Rangers have civilian lives.
16th Feb '17 7:15:12 PM hello86
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*** Furthermore, [[AdaptationCompression squeezing 100 episodes of two different shows into a single 40 episode story arc]] created massive pacing problems. Episodes typically crammed in loads of stock footage, resulting in fights that could take as much as fifteen minutes. This left little for character development. Additionally, the two series varied widely in terms of tone and characterization, with ''Goseiger'' being more light and fun and ''Gokagier'' being a little more dark and complex. Combining stock footage from both created wildly inconsistent characterization, with characters bouncing back and forth from calm and stoic to hyper and energetic and vice versa (the Pink Ranger got the worst of this).

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*** Furthermore, [[AdaptationCompression [[CompressedAdaptation squeezing 100 episodes of two different shows into a single 40 episode story arc]] created massive pacing problems. Episodes typically crammed in loads of stock footage, resulting in fights that could take as much as fifteen minutes. This left little for character development. Additionally, the two series varied widely in terms of tone and characterization, with ''Goseiger'' being more light and fun and ''Gokagier'' being a little more dark and complex. Combining stock footage from both created wildly inconsistent characterization, with characters bouncing back and forth from calm and stoic to hyper and energetic and vice versa (the Pink Ranger got the worst of this).
16th Feb '17 7:10:10 PM hello86
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** ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'' was hit with major problems with almost everything ''but'' the actual filming. After the ''Power Rangers'' franchise was canceled by Disney and bought back by Saban Brands, the show Channel Hopped over to Nickelodeon... who then slapped the show with a "20 episodes per season" limit that split each adaptation in half (''Rangers'' is one of the few shows to exceed the typical 22-episode limits of American television, often having 32 to 40 episodes per season, which is still less than ''Super Sentai'''s typical 50), and a ''massive'' summer hiatus. This didn't affect ''Power Rangers Samurai'' too badly, but it created a cascade of problems that piled up and broke the back of ''Megaforce.''

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** ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'' was hit with major problems with almost everything ''but'' the actual filming. ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'': After the ''Power Rangers'' franchise was canceled by Disney and bought back by Saban Brands, the show Channel Hopped over to Nickelodeon... who then slapped the show with a "20 episodes per season" limit that split each adaptation in half (''Rangers'' is one of the few shows to exceed the typical 22-episode limits of American television, often having 32 to 40 episodes per season, which is still less than ''Super Sentai'''s typical 50), and a ''massive'' summer hiatus. This didn't affect ''Power Rangers Samurai'' too badly, but it created a cascade of problems that piled up and broke the back of ''Megaforce.''



*** This created new problems, not helped by issues hitting the show '''hard'''. Taking 100 episodes of two different stories and condensing them down into a single 40 episode story arc resulted in massive pacing problems. Additionally, the two series varied widely in terms of tone and characterization, with ''Goseiger'' being more light and fun and ''Gokagier'' being a little more dark and complex. Combining stock footage from both created wildly inconsistent characterization, with characters bouncing back and forth from calm and stoic to hyper and energetic and vice versa (the Pink Ranger got the worst of this). Additionally, ''Gokaiger'' had a gimmick of being able to morph into past Rangers and using their powers. ''Super Megaforce'' kept this, along with several ranger teams that never actually made it to North America who simply appeared with no explanation outside of being "new powers" On top of all this, the anniversary aspect left the door open to cameos and appearances from past Rangers (as happened in ''Gokaiger''). Of the hundred or so actors who played Rangers in the past 20 seasons, they brought back roughly 10, with actor after actor announcing they weren't returning either because they simply weren't asked or they declined the (apparently really bad) offer, and some of those that did return didn't even have speaking parts to show for it (it should be mentioned that these appearances were no small feat, as the show now films in New Zealand). An anniversary season with an interesting theme and incredible Stock footage built right in has sadly turned into a massive case of WhatCouldHaveBeen.

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*** This created new problems, not helped by issues hitting Story Editor James Bates wasn't keen on this approach, but relished the show '''hard'''. Taking opportunity to tell original stories, something he wasn't allowed to do with ''Samurai.'' Unfortunately, [[ExecutiveMeddling Jonathan Tzachor shot down nearly all of his ideas]].
*** Furthermore, [[AdaptationCompression squeezing
100 episodes of two different stories and condensing them down shows into a single 40 episode story arc resulted in arc]] created massive pacing problems.problems. Episodes typically crammed in loads of stock footage, resulting in fights that could take as much as fifteen minutes. This left little for character development. Additionally, the two series varied widely in terms of tone and characterization, with ''Goseiger'' being more light and fun and ''Gokagier'' being a little more dark and complex. Combining stock footage from both created wildly inconsistent characterization, with characters bouncing back and forth from calm and stoic to hyper and energetic and vice versa (the Pink Ranger got the worst of this).
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Additionally, ''Gokaiger'' had a gimmick of being able to morph into past Rangers and using their powers. ''Super Megaforce'' kept this, along with several ranger teams that never actually made it to North America who simply appeared with no explanation outside of being "new powers" On top of all this, the anniversary aspect left the door open to cameos and appearances from past Rangers (as happened in ''Gokaiger''). Of the hundred or so actors who played Rangers in the past 20 seasons, they brought back roughly 10, with actor after actor announcing they weren't returning either because they simply weren't asked or they declined the (apparently really bad) offer, and some of those that did return didn't even have speaking parts to show for it (it should be mentioned that these appearances were no small feat, as the show now films in New Zealand). An anniversary season with an interesting theme and incredible Stock footage built right in has sadly turned into a massive case of WhatCouldHaveBeen.
10th Feb '17 5:19:53 PM Scifimaster92
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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E1WarriorsOfTheDeep Warriors of the Deep]]" (Series 21). MargaretThatcher announced an election and all the studio space was given to the coverage, meaning this serial lost two weeks of valuable production time. Thus most scenes were shot in one take and much of it was not even rehearsed, resulting in some truly dreadful acting all around. There were many rewrites, partially to {{Bowdlerise}} / remove political subtext that might influence the election, and partially due to a meddling PromotedFanboy obsessed with preventing {{Series Continuity Error}}s. The Myrka (a [[NightmareRetardant ludicrous]] panto horse creature) costume was completed only half an hour before filming and the paint and glue on it weren't dry -- it visibly smears on the sets as it staggers around, the actors inside the costume being light-headed from the fumes. Creator/PeterDavison had NoStuntDouble and got tossed into an ice-cold pool of water (after being assured that it was warm) because the BBC didn't have the budget to afford warm water. The writer wanted the base to be dark and the sets had been built with that in mind, but LawfulStupid BBC studio engineers insisted on lighting it as if it was on the surface of the sun, in line with regulations intended for chat shows. This story became an iconic example of the show being awful -- and ExecutiveMeddling to kill the show began, with the FightSceneFailure of the Myrka sequence screened by execs to demonstrate why it didn't deserve to live.

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E1WarriorsOfTheDeep Warriors of the Deep]]" (Series 21). MargaretThatcher announced an election and all the studio space was given to the coverage, meaning this serial lost two weeks of valuable production time. Thus most scenes were shot in one take and much of it was not even rehearsed, resulting in some truly dreadful acting all around.rehearsed. There were many rewrites, partially to {{Bowdlerise}} / remove political subtext that might influence the election, and partially due to a meddling PromotedFanboy obsessed with preventing {{Series Continuity Error}}s. The Myrka (a [[NightmareRetardant ludicrous]] panto horse creature) costume was completed only half an hour before filming and the paint and glue on it weren't dry -- [[SpecialEffectsFailure it visibly smears on the sets as it staggers around, around]], the actors inside the costume being light-headed from the fumes. Creator/PeterDavison had NoStuntDouble and got tossed into an ice-cold pool of water (after being assured that it was warm) because the BBC didn't have the budget to afford warm water. The writer wanted the base to be dark and the sets had been built with that in mind, but LawfulStupid BBC studio engineers insisted on lighting it as if it was on the surface of the sun, in line with regulations intended for chat shows. This story became an iconic example of the show being awful -- and ExecutiveMeddling to kill the show began, with the FightSceneFailure of the Myrka sequence screened by execs to demonstrate why it didn't deserve to live.
1st Feb '17 5:50:19 AM Ccook1956
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** The very first telecast of ''Price'' on November 26, 1956 was riddled with problems. The tote screens on the contestants' panel desk would malfunction (as they would occasionally on the series' run--the models had to use giant sketch pads to write down the contestants' bids) and then as the turntable spun around, Bill Cullen's mic cord nearly strangled him. NBC wanted to buy out the show's contract and cancel it then and there, but creator Bob Stewart asked for a leap of faith--13 weeks, and if the show didn't get the ratings then NBC could cancel it. The leap of faith paid off: ''Price'' found its following and was beating CBS's ''Arthur Godfrey Time'' at the 11 AM (ET) time period.
26th Jan '17 5:48:30 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** When production ran longer than expected for the movie, the TV series production was forced to film in Australia, leading to heavy use of stock footage for scenes that required sets they couldn't access at the time, such as the command center.

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** When production ran longer than expected for the movie, the TV series production was forced to film in Australia, leading to heavy use of stock footage for scenes that required sets they couldn't access at the time, such as the command center.Command Center.



** ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'': Jonathan Tzachor wanted the space theme to continue due to ''In Space''[='=]s popularity but the ''Sentai'' series had a nature theme, where the Rangers had animal motifs, their zord was made out of living animals, and the standard weapons were swords. This led to a series set in a space colony where many episodes suspiciously feel like they should be taking place on Earth. When the actress playing Pink Ranger Kendrix was stricken with leukemia, her planned replacement was Cassie, the Pink Ranger of ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'', but this was scuttled due to contract disputes,[[note]]Saban only wanted to credit her as a supporting player, meaning she would be paid less than the other Power Rangers despite being a Ranger.[[/note]] and she was replaced by Karone, the former Astronema. Fortunately, this worked out really well.
*** Additionally, scripts were constantly being rewritten, and at times, the producers weren't sure what exactly they wanted to do with the season. This is particularly evident when the Lost Galaxy, the ''season namesake,'' was reduced to an eight-episode mini-arc near the end of the season.
*** The "Lights of Orion" arc suffered horribly, to the point where scripts for episodes were still being written DURING THE FILMING OF SAID EPISODES.

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** ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'': Jonathan Tzachor wanted the space theme Hoo, boy:
*** They STARTED with having
to continue due to ''In Space''[='=]s popularity but the ''Sentai'' series had turn a nature theme, where the Rangers had animal motifs, their zord was made out of living animals, and the standard weapons were swords. This led to a series set in nature-themed Sentai into a space colony where many episodes suspiciously feel like they should be taking place on Earth. When the actress playing Pink Ranger Kendrix was stricken with leukemia, her planned replacement was Cassie, the Pink Ranger of ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'', but this was scuttled themed one, due to contract disputes,[[note]]Saban only wanted to credit her as a supporting player, meaning she would be paid less than the other Power Rangers despite being a Ranger.[[/note]] success of ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace''.
*** Then, early in the season, the Lights of Orion arc began,
and she was replaced by Karone, the former Astronema. Fortunately, this worked out really well.
*** Additionally, scripts were constantly being rewritten, and at times, the producers weren't sure what exactly they wanted to do with the season. This is particularly evident when the Lost Galaxy, the ''season namesake,'' was reduced to an eight-episode mini-arc
it's near the end of the season.
*** The "Lights of Orion" arc suffered horribly, to the point where scripts for
incomprehensible, because episodes were still being written DURING THE FILMING OF SAID EPISODES.filmed in the week before their airdate.
*** When that finished, they began an arc involving the Galaxy Book, which would tie in with the two carrier Zords (which actually DID resemble the space theme to an extent, but they were rarely used in the source material so there wasn't a lot to work with), but then Valerie Vernon developed leukemia. Her character, Kendrix, was heavily involved in the plans for the Galaxy Book, which meant that arc had to rapidly be rewritten.
*** The original plan was for Patricia Ja Lee, the Pink Ranger from ''In Space'', would take over. They filmed the hand off and an episode with her joining the team (which was an American-footage exclusive episode, referred to occasionally as 'Film/AirForceOne [[DieHardOnAnX on the Megaship]]'), but then, due to pay issues, Patricia Ja Lee walked off the set. She was quickly swapped in with Karone, requiring ANOTHER two American-exclusive footage heavy episodes.
*** Still TRYING to do something resembling their originally planned arc, they send Terra Venture to the Lost Galaxy (the one in the title they supposedly were supposed to be heading towards). It turns out as essentially a FillerArc, likely incorporating as much Sentai footage in order to save money for the finale (the show was likely bleeding money- even the cancellation of fellow Saban series ''Series/TheMysticKnightsOfTirNaNog'', which had their budget funneled over here, didn't help).
*** Then, the series is pulled before the finale airs, later put out as a 'special presentation' with little promotion.



** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'': Not as bad as most, but Jason David Frank wanting to spend some time back with his family and run his martial arts school in the United States forced them to create a scenario where Tommy is trapped in his morphed state, then invisible. Like the Karone incident, it did lead to an awesome moment. Production also had to change course when ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger'''s apparent SixthRanger, [=AbareMax=], turned out to be a powerup for the Red Ranger instead of giving the powers to Devon as reportedly planned.

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** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'': Not as bad as most, but Jason David Frank Creator/JasonDavidFrank wanting to spend some time back with his family and run his martial arts school in the United States forced them to create a scenario where Tommy is trapped in his morphed state, then invisible. Like the Karone incident, it did lead to an awesome moment. Production also had to change course when ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger'''s apparent SixthRanger, [=AbareMax=], turned out to be a powerup for the Red Ranger instead of giving the powers to Devon as reportedly planned.



** ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' was hit by budget cuts from Disney, forcing the creators to make more Sentai footage-heavy episodes.
** ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'' was hit by the Writer's Strike.



*** To his credit though, Guzelian did watch several episodes before production began, getting a feel for the show, and trying to take the franchise in a new direction by pitching a post apocalptic series to try and revitalize interest among not only boys, but also to an older audience as well. The only problem? The sentai series they were working off of, EngineSentaiGoOnger was a parody series, so they ended up in a similar situation to Lost Galaxy in trying to splice 1 series into another entirely different situation. This is a direct quote from Guzelian once he seriously saw the sentai footage: "Holy sh**! I just promised Disney I could turn this into a show that would appeal to an OLDER audience! I must be out of my f***ing mind! Holy sh**!! Wait, what's on the front of that Zord? Are those motherf***ing eyeballs?!"

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*** To his credit though, Guzelian did watch several episodes before production began, getting a feel for the show, and trying to take the franchise in a new direction by pitching a post apocalptic apocalyptic series to try and revitalize interest among not only boys, but also to an older audience as well. The only problem? The sentai series they were working off of, EngineSentaiGoOnger was a parody series, so they ended up in a similar situation to Lost Galaxy in trying to splice 1 series into another entirely different situation. This is a direct quote from Guzelian once he seriously saw the sentai footage: "Holy sh**! I just promised Disney I could turn this into a show that would appeal to an OLDER audience! I must be out of my f***ing mind! Holy sh**!! Wait, what's on the front of that Zord? Are those motherf***ing eyeballs?!"



** ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'' has been hit with major problems with almost everything ''but'' the actual filming. After the ''Power Rangers'' franchise was canceled by Disney and bought back by Saban Brands, the show Channel Hopped over to Nickelodeon... who then slapped the show with a "20 episodes per season" limit that split each adaptation in half (''Rangers'' is one of the few shows to exceed the typical 22-episode limits of American television, often having 32 to 40 episodes per season, which is still less than ''Super Sentai'''s typical 50), and a ''massive'' summer hiatus. This didn't affect ''Power Rangers Samurai'' too badly, but it created a cascade of problems that piled up and broke the back of ''Megaforce.''

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** ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'': A feature on ''Den of Geek'' with story editor James W. Bates [[http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/power-rangers/261159/power-rangers-samurai-lost-in-translation confirmed]] that Jonathan Tzachor was responsible for the extensive rewrites of fifteen episodes to make it a carbon copy of ''Shinkenger''.
** ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'' has been was hit with major problems with almost everything ''but'' the actual filming. After the ''Power Rangers'' franchise was canceled by Disney and bought back by Saban Brands, the show Channel Hopped over to Nickelodeon... who then slapped the show with a "20 episodes per season" limit that split each adaptation in half (''Rangers'' is one of the few shows to exceed the typical 22-episode limits of American television, often having 32 to 40 episodes per season, which is still less than ''Super Sentai'''s typical 50), and a ''massive'' summer hiatus. This didn't affect ''Power Rangers Samurai'' too badly, but it created a cascade of problems that piled up and broke the back of ''Megaforce.''
21st Jan '17 10:09:50 PM mlsmithca
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* ''Franchise/KamenRider'' takes this to an art form. The first show had a [[NoBudget shoestring budget]], and lead actor Creator/HiroshiFujioka did all of his own stunts, which backfired when he was injured in a bike stunt gone wrong. For a handful of episodes, production had to make do with [[FakeShemp outtakes of Fujioka]] dubbed over by voice actor Rokuro Naya. On the other hand, the ensuing change in formula and introduction of Kamen Rider #2 gave the series a ratings boost, and created the franchise we all know and love.
** Particularly infamous is the period between ''[[Series/KamenRiderHibiki Hibiki]]'' and ''[[Series/KamenRiderDenO Den-O]]''
** ''Hibiki'' suffered from an infamous [[ExecutiveMeddling executive-mandated]] {{Retool}} in its last third. Production costs were skyhigh due to exotic location shoots and script demands (e.g. massive CGI monsters, sections where the show would become TheMusical despite no-one at Toei having experience directing and shooting musical numbers), and the toy sales were low. Yet the re-tool came ''just'' as the show was turning the corner, and was universally hated by most cast members and staff. The re-tool was so disorganised that the script for the final episode was reportedly being written ''while the episode was being filmed''.

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* ''Franchise/KamenRider'' takes this to an art form. form.
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The first show had a [[NoBudget shoestring budget]], and lead actor Creator/HiroshiFujioka did all of his own stunts, which backfired when he was injured in a bike stunt gone wrong. For a handful of episodes, production had to make do with [[FakeShemp outtakes of Fujioka]] dubbed over by voice actor Rokuro Naya. On the other hand, the ensuing change in formula and introduction of Kamen Rider #2 gave the series a ratings boost, and created the franchise we all know and love.
** Particularly infamous is the period between ''[[Series/KamenRiderHibiki Hibiki]]'' and ''[[Series/KamenRiderDenO Den-O]]''
**
Den-O]]'': ''Hibiki'' suffered from an infamous [[ExecutiveMeddling executive-mandated]] {{Retool}} in its last third. Production costs were skyhigh due to exotic location shoots and script demands (e.g. massive CGI monsters, sections where the show would become TheMusical despite no-one at Toei having experience directing and shooting musical numbers), and the toy sales were low. Yet the re-tool came ''just'' as the show was turning the corner, and was universally hated by most cast members and staff. The re-tool was so disorganised that the script for the final episode was reportedly being written ''while the episode was being filmed''.
18th Jan '17 12:31:46 PM BadSplice
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** It was the most expensive regular series aired at the time, with the budget being $6 million an episode, largely dedicated to [[ShownTheirWork authentically recreating]] the titular Old West town, with interiors and exteriors functioning as elaborate, stage play-like sets, including lighting that could recreate the sun's position for a certain time of day. As such, it's the rare HBO series that's co-owned by another studio (Paramount Television).
** Then there were problems with Creator[=/=]Showrunner David Milch, whose wildly unconventional style relied heavily on combining PurpleProse, PrimaDonnaDirector and WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants. Actors spoke of only having a few minutes to rehearse Milch's extremely difficult dialogue he wrote or rewrote just before the fact.

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** It was the most expensive regular series aired at the time, with the budget being $6 million an episode, largely dedicated to [[ShownTheirWork authentically recreating]] the titular Old West town, with interiors and exteriors functioning as elaborate, stage play-like sets, including lighting that could recreate the sun's position for a certain time of day. As such, it's the rare HBO series that's co-owned by another studio (Paramount Television).
([[Creator/{{Paramount}} Paramount Television]]).
** Then there were problems with Creator[=/=]Showrunner [[Series/NYPDBlue David Milch, Milch]], whose [[BunnyEarsLawyer wildly unconventional style style]] relied heavily on combining PurpleProse, PrimaDonnaDirector PurpleProse and WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants. Actors spoke of only having a few minutes to rehearse Milch's extremely difficult difficult, almost Shakespearean dialogue he wrote or rewrote just before the fact.fact.
** Beyond that, sequences and even entire ''episodes'' were left on the cutting room floor due to Milch's displeasure with them, with Milch even admitting that much of the third season had been reshot.



** Beyond that, sequences and even entire ''episodes'' were left on the cutting room floor due to Milch's displeasure with them, with Milch even admitting that much of the third season had been reshot.
18th Jan '17 12:26:34 PM BadSplice
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* ''Series/Deadwood'' became legendary for its behind the scenes trouble:

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* ''Series/Deadwood'' ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'' became legendary for its behind the scenes trouble:
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