History UncannyValley / LiveActionTV

16th Mar '17 12:28:18 PM ShireNomad
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* Explicitly invoked in ''AgentsOfShield'' as the reason why Radcliffe used a real person's appearance when building [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Aida]]; starting from scratch always resulted in this trope. Personality-wise, she still [[DissonantSerenity dances on the edge of this trope]], though not enough for people who aren't robotics experts to figure out why.
23rd Feb '17 5:41:19 PM gewunomox
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* ''Series/TheWiggles'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDHSbrPZH4A CAN YOU POINT YOUR FINGERS AND DO THE TWIST?]]

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* ''Series/TheWiggles'': ''Music/TheWiggles'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDHSbrPZH4A CAN YOU POINT YOUR FINGERS AND DO THE TWIST?]]
21st Feb '17 9:40:04 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Odo's face slips into uncanny valley. As a Changeling shapeshifter, Odo normally takes the form of a humanoid man, but he has difficulty mimicking humanoid facial details. The result is that his face has very blunted features with unrealistically smooth skin. Fortunately, he does not seem to trigger an uncanny valley response in the other characters.

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* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
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Odo's face slips into uncanny valley. As a Changeling shapeshifter, Odo normally takes the form of a humanoid man, but he has difficulty mimicking humanoid facial details. The result is that his face has very blunted features with unrealistically smooth skin. Fortunately, he does not seem to trigger an uncanny valley response in the other characters.characters.
** [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/weyoun.jpg The Vorta]] can have this aura. Their violet-color eyes and manikin-like smooth faces feel off and their extreme politeness can also feel more creepy than comforting. Justified because they are genetically engineered by [[BigBad The Founders]] to be ideal non-combat officials of the Dominion.
15th Feb '17 1:19:20 PM Morgenthaler
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* SpaceAboveAndBeyond features the Silicates, robots who, based on outward appearance, are nearly indistinguishable from humans, except for three things:

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* SpaceAboveAndBeyond Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond features the Silicates, robots who, based on outward appearance, are nearly indistinguishable from humans, except for three things:



* ''[[WalkingWithDinosaurs Walking with Cavemen]]'''s human ancestors, who are actually PeopleInRubberSuits. Especially ''Australopithecus'', because they are ''supposed'' to look weird, but their human proportions make them just slightly less weird than they should.

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* ''[[WalkingWithDinosaurs ''[[Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs Walking with Cavemen]]'''s human ancestors, who are actually PeopleInRubberSuits. Especially ''Australopithecus'', because they are ''supposed'' to look weird, but their human proportions make them just slightly less weird than they should.



* The History Channel documentary ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancients_Behaving_Badly Ancients Behaving Badly]]'' focuses on famous historical figures, forensically reconstructing their personalities (pathologies and all). Unfortunately, these segments always include a CGI rendering of the subject's face which more often than not looks like an embalmed [[Film/TheDarkCrystal Gelfling]] that wants to dine on your tasty, tasty soul.

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* The History Channel Creator/TheHistoryChannel documentary ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancients_Behaving_Badly Ancients Behaving Badly]]'' focuses on famous historical figures, forensically reconstructing their personalities (pathologies and all). Unfortunately, these segments always include a CGI rendering of the subject's face which more often than not looks like an embalmed [[Film/TheDarkCrystal Gelfling]] that wants to dine on your tasty, tasty soul.
7th Jan '17 11:04:50 AM nombretomado
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* ''LazyTown''. Specifically some of the human characters and their prosthetics. Not to mention that Robbie Rotten looks just a little too close to Bruce Campbell. Heck, is Robbie Rotten even human, or puppet? He looks so human, but human skin and hair aren't glossy like that!

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* ''LazyTown''.''Series/LazyTown''. Specifically some of the human characters and their prosthetics. Not to mention that Robbie Rotten looks just a little too close to Bruce Campbell. Heck, is Robbie Rotten even human, or puppet? He looks so human, but human skin and hair aren't glossy like that!
25th Dec '16 10:03:35 PM theknack101
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** However, its deliberately used in the scene where Ford is talking to one of the first hosts created, who has become very old and jittery. He looks human, but his movements are very robotic and jittery.
2nd Dec '16 4:02:28 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** "The Robots of Death" references the Uncanny Valley effect in the form of "Grimwade's Syndrome", (named after Peter Grimwade, a production assistant who always complained about having to do robot-themed episodes) a mental disorder whose sufferers subconsciously equate highly humanoid robots with animated corpses; the robots in that particular story looked just slightly less human than the animatronic dummies on a Disneyland ride, but the idea of being surrounded by human-sized creatures with emotionless and immobile features is [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief unpleasant enough that the audience could easily accept it]].

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** "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath The Robots of Death" Death]]" references the Uncanny Valley effect in the form of "Grimwade's Syndrome", (named after Peter Grimwade, a production assistant who always complained about having to do robot-themed episodes) a mental disorder whose sufferers subconsciously equate highly humanoid robots with animated corpses; the robots in that particular story looked just slightly less human than the animatronic dummies on a Disneyland ride, but the idea of being surrounded by human-sized creatures with emotionless and immobile features is [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief unpleasant enough that the audience could easily accept it]].



* ''MaxHeadroom'': The voice! The face! The eyes! The arrogance! ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z52uxxyEy0E example]])

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* ''MaxHeadroom'': ''Series/MaxHeadroom'': The voice! The face! The eyes! The arrogance! ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z52uxxyEy0E example]])



** "Brothers" is another episode where Data's inhumanity was brought into sharp focus. For reasons that only become clear later, he suddenly seizes control of the ship and pilots it by himself to an unknown star system. The frightening ease with which he accomplishes this -- the entire rest of the crew are essentially powerless to stop him -- and his blank expression throughout (even as a child's life is threatened by his actions) can be very disturbing.

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** "Brothers" "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E3Brothers}} Brothers]]" is another episode where Data's inhumanity was brought into sharp focus. For reasons that only become clear later, he suddenly seizes control of the ship and pilots it by himself to an unknown star system. The frightening ease with which he accomplishes this -- the entire rest of the crew are essentially powerless to stop him -- and his blank expression throughout (even as a child's life is threatened by his actions) can be very disturbing.



## They have not been properly maintained since they TurnedAgainstTheirMasters, so bits of their "skin" have flaked off.
## ''All'' Silicates (even the SexBot models) have crosshairs for eyes.
## The odd physical tics and the occasional st-st-stuttering of speech.

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## ** They have not been properly maintained since they TurnedAgainstTheirMasters, so bits of their "skin" have flaked off.
## ** ''All'' Silicates (even the SexBot models) have crosshairs for eyes.
## ** The odd physical tics and the occasional st-st-stuttering of speech.



** The creepiness of Gerry Anderson's puppets arguably reached new levels with the 80s series ''{{Series/Terrahawks}}''. The tried-and-tested "supermarionation" puppetry technique was swapped out for the newer "supermacromation", and these new puppets somehow managed to look even more disturbing than anything that Thunderbirds and its ilk could produce (they looked a lot more realistic than the older puppets, but there was still something distinctly "off" about them). [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZC9B0YJ8W8 See the intro for yourself here.]]

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** The creepiness of Gerry Anderson's Creator/GerryAnderson's puppets arguably reached new levels with the 80s series ''{{Series/Terrahawks}}''. The tried-and-tested "supermarionation" puppetry technique was swapped out for the newer "supermacromation", and these new puppets somehow managed to look even more disturbing than anything that Thunderbirds and its ilk could produce (they looked a lot more realistic than the older puppets, but there was still something distinctly "off" about them). [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZC9B0YJ8W8 See the intro for yourself here.]]
24th Nov '16 5:28:56 PM jccw227
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* Speaking of Franchise/TheMuppets proper, most Muppets steer far clear of the valley because of their obviously exaggerated portions and colorful cartoonish looks. But every now and then one will be introduced that is just a little too human while not being human enough, and it'll creep people out. The character of Digit from the "[=MuppeTelevision=]" segments of Series/TheJimHensonHour is a prime example, often topping lists of creepiest Muppets; the bug eyes that are not open fully and barely moving mouth while at the same time having an otherwise human facial proportion is just disturbing. Chip as well, who is also from ''The Jim Henson Hour'', tends to fall into this category. Much like Digit, he has huge bulging eyes but with an odd blinking mechanism that cause his pupils to occasionally flicker. This ended up being PlayedForLaughs in ''Series/TheMuppets'' as the rest of the Muppet also characters seem to find him unsetting or awkward.

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* Speaking of Franchise/TheMuppets proper, most Muppets steer far clear of the valley because of their obviously exaggerated portions and colorful cartoonish looks. But every now and then one will be introduced that is just a little too human while not being human enough, and it'll creep people out. The character of Digit from the "[=MuppeTelevision=]" segments of Series/TheJimHensonHour is a prime example, often topping lists of creepiest Muppets; the bug eyes that are not open fully and barely moving mouth while at the same time having an otherwise human facial proportion is just disturbing. Chip as well, who is also from ''The Jim Henson Hour'', tends to fall into this category. Much like Digit, he has huge bulging eyes but with an odd blinking mechanism that cause his pupils to occasionally flicker. This ended up being PlayedForLaughs in ''Series/TheMuppets'' as the rest of the Muppet also characters also seem to find him unsetting or awkward.
24th Nov '16 5:28:27 PM jccw227
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* Speaking of Franchise/TheMuppets proper, most Muppets steer far clear of the valley because of their obviously exaggerated portions and colorful cartoonish looks. But every now and then one will be introduced that is just a little too human while not being human enough, and it'll creep people out. The character of Digit from the "[=MuppeTelevision=]" segments of Series/TheJimHensonHour is a prime example, often topping lists of creepiest Muppets; the bug eyes that are not open fully and barely moving mouth while at the same time having an otherwise human facial proportion is just disturbing.

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* Speaking of Franchise/TheMuppets proper, most Muppets steer far clear of the valley because of their obviously exaggerated portions and colorful cartoonish looks. But every now and then one will be introduced that is just a little too human while not being human enough, and it'll creep people out. The character of Digit from the "[=MuppeTelevision=]" segments of Series/TheJimHensonHour is a prime example, often topping lists of creepiest Muppets; the bug eyes that are not open fully and barely moving mouth while at the same time having an otherwise human facial proportion is just disturbing. Chip as well, who is also from ''The Jim Henson Hour'', tends to fall into this category. Much like Digit, he has huge bulging eyes but with an odd blinking mechanism that cause his pupils to occasionally flicker. This ended up being PlayedForLaughs in ''Series/TheMuppets'' as the rest of the Muppet also characters seem to find him unsetting or awkward.
22nd Oct '16 6:39:59 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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