History UncannyValley / LiveActionTV

23rd Jul '16 12:49:40 PM nombretomado
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* In the American version of ''BigBrother'', at least once a season, often a veto later in the game, producers take pictures of the contestants (it can be ''any'' of them) and then morph them together into one picture. The houseguests in the competition then have to identify which two houseguests's facial features are represented in the picture. It can sometimes actually be a bit funny, such as in 10 where the one featuring Jerry (who was in his 70s) was morphed together with another houseguest signifcantly younger than him was described as a "Demon", or rather disturbing when you see Laura in 11's mouth look significantly bigger than the rest of the face.

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* In the American version of ''BigBrother'', ''Series/BigBrother'', at least once a season, often a veto later in the game, producers take pictures of the contestants (it can be ''any'' of them) and then morph them together into one picture. The houseguests in the competition then have to identify which two houseguests's facial features are represented in the picture. It can sometimes actually be a bit funny, such as in 10 where the one featuring Jerry (who was in his 70s) was morphed together with another houseguest signifcantly significantly younger than him was described as a "Demon", or rather disturbing when you see Laura in 11's mouth look significantly bigger than the rest of the face.
8th Jul '16 10:10:45 PM bwburke94
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* The three creepiest characters on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' are generally considered to be the Gnarl, The Gentlemen and Sid. The first two by virtue of exaggerated and odd movement, and the last due to being a self-animating ventriloquist's dummy. [[spoiler:A good one]].

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* The three creepiest characters on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' are generally considered to be the Gnarl, The Gentlemen the Gentlemen, and Sid. The first two by virtue of exaggerated and odd movement, and the last due to being a self-animating ventriloquist's dummy. [[spoiler:A good one]].



** Perhaps even '''more''' notable to Buffy fans is that actor Camden Toy portrayed '''both''' the Gentlemen and the Gnarl, as well as the Übervamps let loose by the First in Season 7, and the Prince of Lies in an episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Other notable roles include Creepy Guy, Red (described in the casting announcement only as "tall" and "evil"), and Fresh Dead/Dead Raoul. Not that he's experiencing any TypeCasting.

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** Perhaps even '''more''' notable to Buffy fans is that actor Camden Toy portrayed '''both''' the Gentlemen and the Gnarl, as well as the Übervamps let loose by the First in Season 7, and the Prince of Lies in an episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Other notable roles include Creepy Guy, Red (described in the casting announcement only as "tall" and "evil"), and Fresh Dead/Dead Raoul. Not that he's experiencing any TypeCasting.
15th Jun '16 7:37:07 PM Kid
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* On the show ''Series/RiverMonsters'', host Jeremy Wade investigated some attacks on people in Papua New Guinea. One victim told him it felt like a person was biting him. Wade eventually catches the culprit, a fish called a pacu. Native to South America, the pacu were imported about fifteen years earlier and had seriously disrupted the ecosystem. Though related to piranhas, pacu were herbivores, and their flat teeth were normally used for crushing seeds and nuts. After being transplanted, though, they were unable to find enough of their regular diet and had expanded to meat-eating, including, apparently, humans. (They were far too small to eat a human whole, but could bite off chunks, including some... [[GroinAttack painful areas]]). When Wade catches a big one, he pulls back its lips to reveal the teeth, which at that size were eerily human-looking.

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* On the show ''Series/RiverMonsters'', host Jeremy Wade investigated some attacks on people in Papua New Guinea. One victim told him it felt like a person was biting him. Wade eventually catches the culprit, a fish called a pacu. Native to South America, the pacu were imported about fifteen years earlier and had seriously disrupted the ecosystem. Though related to piranhas, pacu were herbivores, and their flat teeth were normally used for crushing seeds and nuts. After being transplanted, though, they were unable to find enough of their regular diet and had expanded to meat-eating, including, apparently, humans. (They were far too small to eat a human whole, but could bite off chunks, including some... [[GroinAttack painful areas]]). areas]].) When Wade catches a big one, he pulls back its lips to reveal the teeth, which at that size were eerily human-looking.
10th May '16 10:45:15 PM erforce
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** "Will you join us?"TheSarahConnorChronicles'' sometimes slips into the Uncanny Valley, such as one scene where she ''perfectly'' repeats a deceased classmate's last words, word-for-word and inflection-for-inflection. In another, equally disturbing example, while she is being crushed between two trucks, her face is covered in cuts and burns, and her head is being sliced open, she starts talking to John in a completely normal tone of voice that shifts into frantic pleading and crying just like a normal person.

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** "Will you join us?"TheSarahConnorChronicles'' us?" ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' sometimes slips into the Uncanny Valley, such as one scene where she ''perfectly'' repeats a deceased classmate's last words, word-for-word and inflection-for-inflection. In another, equally disturbing example, while she is being crushed between two trucks, her face is covered in cuts and burns, and her head is being sliced open, she starts talking to John in a completely normal tone of voice that shifts into frantic pleading and crying just like a normal person.
9th May '16 9:21:51 PM Kid
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* Similar to Data, [[RobotGirl Cameron]] of ''* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'':

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* Similar to Data, [[RobotGirl Cameron]] of ''* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'':
7th May '16 12:15:49 PM nombretomado
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* TheGeorgeLopezShow, of all shows has this in George's childhood flashbacks, which take the head of adult George and paste it onto his childhood body.

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* TheGeorgeLopezShow, ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'', of all shows shows, has this in George's childhood flashbacks, which take the head of adult George and paste it onto his childhood body.
30th Apr '16 3:44:12 PM Temmere
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** "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.
17th Apr '16 2:20:45 PM talltalltree
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* The Roidmudes in ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' are supposed to evoke this trope, although all are played by regular actors. Chase, with his expressionless face and unnaturally wide purple eyes, is the most prominent example.
19th Mar '16 2:25:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]]'', 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 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]]'', ''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.



* Similar to Data, [[RobotGirl Cameron]] of ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' sometimes slips into the Uncanny Valley, such as one scene where she ''perfectly'' repeats a deceased classmate's last words, word-for-word and inflection-for-inflection. In another, equally disturbing example, while she is being crushed between two trucks, her face is covered in cuts and burns, and her head is being sliced open, she starts talking to John in a completely normal tone of voice that shifts into frantic pleading and crying just like a normal person.

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* Similar to Data, [[RobotGirl Cameron]] of ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'':
** "Know a lot of people, kid. Don't know you. Anyone ever heard of John Connor?"
** Also from the finale: "You're building Skynet". "No. ''I was building something to fight it.''"
** "Will you join us?"TheSarahConnorChronicles''
sometimes slips into the Uncanny Valley, such as one scene where she ''perfectly'' repeats a deceased classmate's last words, word-for-word and inflection-for-inflection. In another, equally disturbing example, while she is being crushed between two trucks, her face is covered in cuts and burns, and her head is being sliced open, she starts talking to John in a completely normal tone of voice that shifts into frantic pleading and crying just like a normal person.



* ''PeppermintPark'', an obscure kids' show, used some very creepy-looking human puppets, as seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K-foKERvHc here,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSQbX4D-iVA here]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrJDAd5N0jo here.]]

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* ''PeppermintPark'', ''Series/PeppermintPark'', an obscure kids' show, used some very creepy-looking human puppets, as seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K-foKERvHc here,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSQbX4D-iVA here]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrJDAd5N0jo here.]]



* David Lynch filmed several scenes in ''TwinPeaks'' within the Black Lodge. All the apparitions in the lodge were characters who did their scenes, all speech and movement backwards. Then the filmed result was played in reverse, giving all the action an unsettling tone.
* For Tony's stag party on ''CoronationStreet'', they all wore "Tony" masks - flat unmoving faces with little cutout eyes peering out.

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* David Lynch filmed several scenes in ''TwinPeaks'' ''Series/TwinPeaks'' within the Black Lodge. All the apparitions in the lodge were characters who did their scenes, all speech and movement backwards. Then the filmed result was played in reverse, giving all the action an unsettling tone.
* For Tony's stag party on ''CoronationStreet'', ''Series/CoronationStreet'', they all wore "Tony" masks - flat unmoving faces with little cutout eyes peering out.



* "Floyd", the [[TheMenInBlack agent from "Department 44"]] in the ''{{Numb3rs}}'' episode "Dreamland". He looked perfectly human, but his ''effect'' was rather like an android with a better-than-average speech program. The bouts of "invisible cell phone" had some viewers looking for the [[{{Microsoft}} spinning blue ring]], and the tendency toward StealthHiBye (Amita called it "materializing") just added to the weird factor. You would think that an agent with such a secretive group would want to blend more.

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* "Floyd", the [[TheMenInBlack agent from "Department 44"]] in the ''{{Numb3rs}}'' ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'' episode "Dreamland". He looked perfectly human, but his ''effect'' was rather like an android with a better-than-average speech program. The bouts of "invisible cell phone" had some viewers looking for the [[{{Microsoft}} spinning blue ring]], and the tendency toward StealthHiBye (Amita called it "materializing") just added to the weird factor. You would think that an agent with such a secretive group would want to blend more.
24th Feb '16 9:21:29 AM erforce
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* 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 [[TheDarkCrystal Gelfling]] that wants to dine on your tasty, tasty soul.

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* 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 [[TheDarkCrystal [[Film/TheDarkCrystal Gelfling]] that wants to dine on your tasty, tasty soul.
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