History YMMV / InspectorSpacetime

24th Mar '17 1:06:16 PM Bassman
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* OffTheShelfFX: Due to the show's limited budget, this was commonplace:
** There's the one episode where the monster was just a dollar store FM radio with a mask similar to the one used for [[Music/{{Devo}} Booji Boy]] glued on, held on a string.

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* OffTheShelfFX: Due to the show's limited budget, this was commonplace:
commonplace. Since the BTV production complex in Shouthampton was across the street from the local Plummer Roddis store, the prop-makers simply walked accross the street to the Plummer Roddis store or went to local dollar/nickel stores to get props sometimes. Here's some examples:
** There's the one episode serial where the monster was just a dollar store FM radio with a mask similar to the one used for [[Music/{{Devo}} Booji Boy]] glued on, held on a string.


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** The Blorgons's laser effects in the early episodes were achieved by having the tricycle rider inside the costume hit a trigger that set off dolled-up torch/flashlights, and then painting onto the film with teal glitter acrylic paint.
24th Mar '17 12:57:11 PM Bassman
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** The serial "The Revolution" climaxed in street battles between the Circuit-Chaps and the Paris police—which would soon look all too similar to the May 1968 protest's.

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** The serial "The Revolution" climaxed in street battles between the Circuit-Chaps and the Paris police—which would soon look all too similar to the May 1968 protest's.protests.
** The final part of "The Kittens" climaxed in rioting and looting by the Kittens, ending with a huge standoff between the Kittens and the Inspector and his associates, assisted by the Bradford police - all of which look all too similar to the L.A. riots, the Ferguson unrest, the 2015 Baltimore protests, and other major riots in the 1990's, 2000's, and 2010's. To make it more eerie, a UK-based relative of Antoine Miller, one of the people involved in the attack on Reginald Denny during the L.A. riots, was an extra on this serial!
22nd Mar '17 12:45:21 PM Bassman
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** In the classic series' final episode "Failure", one of the kittens' flying saucers is represented by a Pillsbury Crescent Roll, then in the background of one scene you can see an unmasked kitten actor eating what was obviously meant to be his lunch.
22nd Mar '17 12:20:48 PM Bassman
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** There's the one episode where the monster was just a dollar store FM radio with a mask similar to the one used for [[Music/{{Devo}} Booji Boy]] glued on, held on a string.
** Some aerial shots in the late classic series episodes have the characters represented by [[WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} Jem and the Holograms]] and [[Franchise/{{GIJoe}} G.I. Joe]] figures without licks of paint or anything.
22nd Mar '17 12:14:13 PM Bassman
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* OffTheShelfFX: Due to the show's limited budget, this was commonplace:
** In the classic series' final episode "Failure", the communicator the Inspector uses to communicate with some of the Kittens from "The Kittens" is clearly just a Sega Master System video game console, without even a lick of paint or anything.
** In the 2016 episode "Pancake Breakfast Restaurant of the Circuit-Chaps", the shrunken BOOTH is just a Character Options Flight Control TARDIS toy from [[Series/DoctorWho The Ripoff]] painted red.



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22nd Mar '17 5:41:15 AM btravern
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** In the 1978 Classic Series episode where [[Music/{{Devo}} Devo]] (of whom redid the theme music to match The Ripoff in the 80's and of whom's Mark Mothersbaugh wrote said theme music) guest-starred, the extras playing the aliens on the planet in which the concert is being held on look like they are all bored.
** "The Space Viking" has loads of this trope with the Rostraans. Monster, talking plants are not supposed to have mouths that are moved by human hands! Sometimes you can even see the costume operators' Adidas sneakers through the Rostraans' claw feet, and like with "The Ocean's Teeth", these two things would be making viewers certain that there would be a big [[DramaticUnmask Scooby Doo Reveal]] and cursing of meddling kids by the end.
*** Best part, Bernard Fox (the Third Inspector's actor) and Wilford Brimley (Ümlaütsøn the Terrible's original actor) both had to do 50 takes each, and the first few times they kept cracking up.
** In one episode where a Slythin is briefly seen in it's true form, it is clearly just an extra wrapped in green bubble wrap and wearing a Halloween Orc mask.



** In some episodes where Lola Leopard appears, at times her mouth and lips either stay shut or move completely out of sync with her dialogue. ''Her costume was the most advanced ever used on the show.''
21st Mar '17 10:41:55 PM Bassman
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** In the 1978 Classic Series episode where [[Music/{{Devo}} Devo]] guest-starred, the extras playing the aliens on the planet in which the concert is being held on look like they are all bored.
** "The Space Viking" has loads of this trope with the Rostraans. Mutant plants are not supposed to have mouths that are moved by human hands! Sometimes you can even see the costume operators' Adidas sneakers through the Rostraans' claw feet, and like with "The Ocean's Teeth", these two things would be making viewers certain that there would be a big [[DramaticUnmask Scooby Doo Reveal]] and cursing of meddling kids by the end.
*** Best part, Bernard Fox (the Third Inspector's actor) and Wilford Brimley (Ümlaütsøn the Terrible's original actor) all had to do 50 takes each, and the first few times they kept cracking up.
** In one episode where a Slythin is briefly seen, it is clearly just an extra wrapped in green bubble wrap and wearing a Halloween Orc mask.
** In the 2017 episode "Quilting Bee of the Blorgons", at times Lola Leopard's mouth and lips either stay shut or move completely out of sync with her dialogue.

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** In the 1978 Classic Series episode where [[Music/{{Devo}} Devo]] (of whom redid the theme music to match The Ripoff in the 80's and of whom's Mark Mothersbaugh wrote said theme music) guest-starred, the extras playing the aliens on the planet in which the concert is being held on look like they are all bored.
** "The Space Viking" has loads of this trope with the Rostraans. Mutant Monster, talking plants are not supposed to have mouths that are moved by human hands! Sometimes you can even see the costume operators' Adidas sneakers through the Rostraans' claw feet, and like with "The Ocean's Teeth", these two things would be making viewers certain that there would be a big [[DramaticUnmask Scooby Doo Reveal]] and cursing of meddling kids by the end.
*** Best part, Bernard Fox (the Third Inspector's actor) and Wilford Brimley (Ümlaütsøn the Terrible's original actor) all both had to do 50 takes each, and the first few times they kept cracking up.
** In one episode where a Slythin is briefly seen, seen in it's true form, it is clearly just an extra wrapped in green bubble wrap and wearing a Halloween Orc mask.
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** The Exploding Rock's sudden appearances were represented by an iris in and it's explosions were represented by an iris out. Pretty lazy for the BTV graphics department.
** In the 2017 episode "Quilting Bee of the Blorgons", some episodes where Lola Leopard appears, at times Lola Leopard's her mouth and lips either stay shut or move completely out of sync with her dialogue.dialogue. ''Her costume was the most advanced ever used on the show.''
21st Mar '17 10:33:15 PM Bassman
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** In their first appearance, the Circuit Chaps appear to have their costumes made of paper shopping bags sprayed with a spray adhesive and spraypainted silver. Sometimes you could even see the costume operator's bored face through their eyes and mouths.

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** In their first appearance, the Circuit Chaps appear to have their costumes made out of paper shopping lunch bags sprayed with a spray adhesive and spraypainted silver. Sometimes you could even see the costume operator's bored face through their eyes and mouths.



** In the 1978 Classic Series episode where [[Music/{{Devo}} Devo]] guest-starred, the extras plating the aliens on the planet in which the concert is being held look like they are all bored.

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** In the 1978 Classic Series episode where [[Music/{{Devo}} Devo]] guest-starred, the extras plating playing the aliens on the planet in which the concert is being held on look like they are all bored.bored.
** "The Space Viking" has loads of this trope with the Rostraans. Mutant plants are not supposed to have mouths that are moved by human hands! Sometimes you can even see the costume operators' Adidas sneakers through the Rostraans' claw feet, and like with "The Ocean's Teeth", these two things would be making viewers certain that there would be a big [[DramaticUnmask Scooby Doo Reveal]] and cursing of meddling kids by the end.
*** Best part, Bernard Fox (the Third Inspector's actor) and Wilford Brimley (Ümlaütsøn the Terrible's original actor) all had to do 50 takes each, and the first few times they kept cracking up.
** In one episode where a Slythin is briefly seen, it is clearly just an extra wrapped in green bubble wrap and wearing a Halloween Orc mask.
** In the 2017 episode "Quilting Bee of the Blorgons", at times Lola Leopard's mouth and lips either stay shut or move completely out of sync with her dialogue.
14th Mar '17 5:20:34 PM Bassman
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** The Blorgon Battlehub's control panel in the 1983 episodes is simply a [[http://www.retrosynth.com/~analoguediehard/studio/keyboards/moog_source/moog_source-12xx-front.jpg Moog Source synthesizer]], without even a lick of paint or anything.

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** The Blorgon Battlehub's control panel in the 1983 1980's episodes starting from the ones in 1982 is simply a [[http://www.retrosynth.com/~analoguediehard/studio/keyboards/moog_source/moog_source-12xx-front.jpg Moog Source synthesizer]], without even a lick of paint or anything.anything.
** In the 1978 Classic Series episode where [[Music/{{Devo}} Devo]] guest-starred, the extras plating the aliens on the planet in which the concert is being held look like they are all bored.
14th Mar '17 5:15:51 PM Bassman
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** The early versions of the Blorgons were simply professional tricycle riders peddling a tricycle with a garbage can and pieces of plastic covered in ironed tinfoil drilled on. Also, the Blorgons appeared to have disused ambulance lights for eyes.

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** The early versions of the Blorgons were simply professional tricycle riders peddling a tricycle with a garbage can and pieces of plastic covered in ironed tinfoil drilled on. Also, the Blorgons appeared to have disused ambulance revolving lights drilled to soup bowls spraypainted black for eyes.eyes.
** The original Blorgon Battlehub was simply a piece of ancient pottery loaned from the British Museum held on suspending guide wires.
** The Blorgon Battlehub's control panel in the 1983 episodes is simply a [[http://www.retrosynth.com/~analoguediehard/studio/keyboards/moog_source/moog_source-12xx-front.jpg Moog Source synthesizer]], without even a lick of paint or anything.
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