History UncannyValley / LiveActionTV

19th Sep '17 12:46:21 AM Doug86
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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.

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* Explicitly invoked in ''AgentsOfShield'' ''Series/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.
22nd Jul '17 11:56:45 PM Piterpicher
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** From "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow The Beast Below]]", the Smilers with their fixed expressions and rotating heads. StevenMoffat - the ''king'' of NightmareFuel in [=NuWho=] - said of them that if you really want to make something look creepifying, make it ''try'' to look friendly and fail. By most accounts, [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_8FuX4eObYf4/S8cfiv4bCNI/AAAAAAAAErc/ma-eviIgBHM/s1600/Beast+5.jpg the Smilers hit that nail on the head]].

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** From "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow The Beast Below]]", the Smilers with their fixed expressions and rotating heads. StevenMoffat Creator/StevenMoffat - the ''king'' of NightmareFuel in [=NuWho=] - said of them that if you really want to make something look creepifying, make it ''try'' to look friendly and fail. By most accounts, [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_8FuX4eObYf4/S8cfiv4bCNI/AAAAAAAAErc/ma-eviIgBHM/s1600/Beast+5.jpg the Smilers hit that nail on the head]].
19th Jul '17 3:22:33 PM mimitchi33
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* ''Series/TheNoddyShop'': Most of the puppets in this show look cute and innocent, with them having either button eyes or being based on cute critters. However, the other puppets in the show aren't as nice. The biggest example of this is Johnny Crawfish, who looks so creepy that some people claim that he is one of the scariest-looking characters in any piece of media. Island Princess and the Ruby Reds also qualify for this trope to a lesser extent, with the former having creepy puppet eyes and the concept of the latter (five singing lips that aren't attached to a face in a box).
16th Jul '17 6:37:34 AM SeptimusHeap
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* An aural rather than visual example from season 2 of GameOfThrones. Daenerys' baby dragons sound JUST enough like human infants to make their cries of fear extremely disconcerting.

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* An aural rather than visual example from season 2 of GameOfThrones.Series/GameOfThrones. Daenerys' baby dragons sound JUST enough like human infants to make their cries of fear extremely disconcerting.
21st May '17 2:11:13 AM Flame
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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.

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* ''Franchise/KamenRider'': This happens every so often given the number of monster that have/create human form without attempting to be human on the inside too. Prominent examples include:
** Worms in ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'' can go into this despite being able to mimic humans so perfectly even they themselves forgot who they actually are.
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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. His Kamen Rider Saga even lampshades this several times.
** Kuroto Dan of ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' pulls a ziggzagged version of this. He is human [[spoiler: well, used to be]], but would get more disturbing as time passed on such as moving with MarionetteMotion and speaking in variety of very much inhuman tones.
*** This is not made any better by his partner in crime, Bugster higher up Pallad, is an earily cheerful PsychopathicManchild with trully eldritch BlueAndOrangeMorality.
20th Apr '17 5:53:44 PM SomberCaelifera
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** From "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow The Beast Below]]", the Smilers with their fixed expressions and rotating heads. StevenMoffat - the ''king'' of NightmareFuel in NuWho - said of them that if you really want to make something look creepifying, make it ''try'' to look friendly and fail. By most accounts, [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_8FuX4eObYf4/S8cfiv4bCNI/AAAAAAAAErc/ma-eviIgBHM/s1600/Beast+5.jpg the Smilers hit that nail on the head]].

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** From "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E2TheBeastBelow The Beast Below]]", the Smilers with their fixed expressions and rotating heads. StevenMoffat - the ''king'' of NightmareFuel in NuWho [=NuWho=] - said of them that if you really want to make something look creepifying, make it ''try'' to look friendly and fail. By most accounts, [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_8FuX4eObYf4/S8cfiv4bCNI/AAAAAAAAErc/ma-eviIgBHM/s1600/Beast+5.jpg the Smilers hit that nail on the head]].



** In the episode [[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E14Clues}} Clues]]", everyone on the ship but Data is knocked unconscious after going through a wormhole. He tells them they were out for only a few seconds, but strange hints that he may be lying begin to appear. Picard gets increasingly frustrated as he -- and the audience -- realize just how hard it is to figure out what's going on inside Data's head, and how unsettling that can be.

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** In the episode [[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E14Clues}} Clues]]", Clues]], everyone on the ship but Data is knocked unconscious after going through a wormhole. He tells them they were out for only a few seconds, but strange hints that he may be lying begin to appear. Picard gets increasingly frustrated as he -- and the audience -- realize just how hard it is to figure out what's going on inside Data's head, and how unsettling that can be.



* In ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', one could infer this is the reason why the Emergency Medical Hologram ended up being an utter failure. It seems that Starfleet crews found it difficult to trust medical care in someone "[[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman not real]]" and would often forget they were a sentient, self-aware hologram, leading them to treat them as though they were not even there. They also seem to have been designed a little ''too'' lifelike for people's tastes; the EMH Mk1 was too pompous, while its replacement, the EMH Mk2 was scathingly sarcastic, etc. As of "Life-line", the Doctor's creator reveals they were up to a Mk 4 and ''still'' running into this problem.

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* In ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', one could infer this is the reason why the Emergency Medical Hologram ended up being an utter failure. It seems that Starfleet crews found it difficult to trust medical care in someone "[[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman not real]]" and would often forget they were a sentient, self-aware hologram, leading them to treat them as though they were not even there. They also seem to have been designed a little ''too'' lifelike for people's tastes; the EMH Mk1 [=Mk1=] was too pompous, while its replacement, the EMH Mk2 [=Mk2=] was scathingly sarcastic, etc. As of "Life-line", the Doctor's creator reveals they were up to a Mk 4 [=Mk4=] and ''still'' running into this problem.
3rd Apr '17 8:52:52 PM nombretomado
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-->'''Frank:''' But down here we have a CGI Storm Trooper or Creator/TomHanks in ''ThePolarExpress''.

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-->'''Frank:''' But down here we have a CGI Storm Trooper or Creator/TomHanks in ''ThePolarExpress''.''WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress''.
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.
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