History YouCantGoHomeAgain / LiveActionTV

9th Mar '16 3:36:51 PM mlsmithca
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** In the episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E20WhatIsAndWhatShouldNeverBe "What Is And What Should Never Be" (S02, Ep20)]], Dean returns to his childhood home and his mother is still alive. However, this was just an illusion created by a djinn, and Dean's childhood home was destroyed in a fire which killed his mother and started his nomadic lifestyle.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
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''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': In the episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E20WhatIsAndWhatShouldNeverBe "What Is And What Should Never Be" (S02, Ep20)]], Dean returns to his childhood home and his mother is still alive. However, this was just an illusion created by a djinn, and Dean's childhood home was destroyed in a fire which killed his mother and started his nomadic lifestyle.
* ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' has its title character. Kara's home planet was destroyed, leaving her nowhere to return to.
13th Nov '15 9:09:01 AM Sapphirea2
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** In the revival series, The Doctor is unable to return to his home world of Gallifrey, as in the backstory he wound up destroying it to end the Last Great Time War. As of the 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor", [[spoiler: he actually ''saves'' his homeworld, but doesn't know this for centuries; moreover, once he knows, he has no idea ''where'' it is now. In the Series 9 finale, which aired two years after the special, he ''finally'' returns to Gallifrey for what turns out to be a heartbreaking homecoming]].

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** In the revival series, The Doctor is unable to return to his home world of Gallifrey, as in the backstory he wound up destroying it to end the Last Great Time War. As of the 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor", [[spoiler: he actually ''saves'' his homeworld, homeworld by sending it into a pocket universe instead -- but doesn't know this for centuries; moreover, once he knows, he has no idea ''where'' where it is now. now is. In the Series 9 finale, which aired two finale (two years after the special, later in real-world terms) he ''finally'' returns gets to Gallifrey for what turns out to be a heartbreaking homecoming]].-- but the homecoming is tragic]].
13th Nov '15 9:06:29 AM Sapphirea2
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** In the revival series, The Doctor is unable to return to his home world of Gallifrey, as in the backstory he wound up destroying it to end the Last Great Time War. As of the 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor", [[spoiler: he actually ''saves'' his homeworld, but doesn't know this for centuries. And since no one knows ''where'' the pocket universe he sent it to is located, he still can't get home. Perhaps he never will]].

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** In the revival series, The Doctor is unable to return to his home world of Gallifrey, as in the backstory he wound up destroying it to end the Last Great Time War. As of the 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor", [[spoiler: he actually ''saves'' his homeworld, but doesn't know this for centuries. And since centuries; moreover, once he knows, he has no one knows idea ''where'' it is now. In the pocket universe Series 9 finale, which aired two years after the special, he sent it ''finally'' returns to is located, he still can't get home. Perhaps he never will]].Gallifrey for what turns out to be a heartbreaking homecoming]].
24th Oct '15 2:29:55 PM Sapphirea2
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** The Doctor is unable to return to his home world of late, ever since it kind of got destroyed.

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** In the revival series, The Doctor is unable to return to his home world of late, ever Gallifrey, as in the backstory he wound up destroying it to end the Last Great Time War. As of the 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor", [[spoiler: he actually ''saves'' his homeworld, but doesn't know this for centuries. And since no one knows ''where'' the pocket universe he sent it kind of got destroyed.to is located, he still can't get home. Perhaps he never will]].
27th Jun '15 9:23:24 PM nombretomado
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* ''Battlestar Galactica'' (both [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic old]] and [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined new]]):

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* ''Battlestar Galactica'' (both [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic [[Series/BattlestarGalactica1978 old]] and [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 new]]):
8th Mar '15 4:52:48 AM jormis29
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* Creator/SidAndMartyKrofftProductions are notorious for using this trope (''Series/HRPufnstuf'', ''Series/{{Lidsville}}'', ''Series/LandOfTheLost'', ''series/TheLostSaucer'', ''Series/FarOutSpaceNuts'').

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* Creator/SidAndMartyKrofftProductions are notorious for using this trope (''Series/HRPufnstuf'', ''Series/{{Lidsville}}'', ''Series/LandOfTheLost'', ''series/TheLostSaucer'', ''Series/TheLostSaucer'', ''Series/FarOutSpaceNuts'').
26th Jun '14 2:29:36 AM ravenclawstudent
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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Parodied when Angel drags Lorne kicking and screaming to Pylea. Learns nothing, accomplishes nothing, goes back home. The end.
--> '''Lorne:''' "I had to come back here to find out I '''didn't''' have to come back here. I don't ''belong'' here, I ''hate'' it here! You know where I belong? L.A. You know why? ''Nobody'' belongs there. It's the perfect place for guys like us."
** Well, he did get closure. That's something, at least.
9th Apr '14 8:07:23 PM adrianleverkuhn
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** In the episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E20WhatIsAndWhatShouldNeverBe "What Is And What Should Never Be" (S02, Ep20)]], Dean returns to his childhood home and his mother is still alive. However, this was just an illusion created by a djinn, and Dean's childhood home was destroyed in a fire which killed his mother and started his nomadic lifestyle.
14th Feb '14 5:37:21 AM Clare
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** Also in the old series, the Doctor couldn't return to Gallifrey because interfering in the histories of other planets was considered a heinous crime. When he was forced to reveal his location to them ("The War Games"), the Time Lords captured, tried and exiled him.

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** However, the only companion who could truly never go home again was Nyssa, whose home planet was destroyed as a result of one of the Master's schemes.
** Also in the old series, the Doctor couldn't return to Gallifrey because interfering in the histories of other planets was considered a heinous crime. When he was forced to reveal his location to them ("The War Games"), the Time Lords captured, tried and exiled him.
24th Dec '13 7:28:37 PM CorahsUncle
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* SidAndMartyKrofftProductions are notorious for using this one (''HRPufenstuf'', ''Lidsville'', ''Series/LandOfTheLost'', ''TheLostSaucer'', ''Series/FarOutSpaceNuts'').

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* SidAndMartyKrofftProductions Creator/SidAndMartyKrofftProductions are notorious for using this one (''HRPufenstuf'', ''Lidsville'', trope (''Series/HRPufnstuf'', ''Series/{{Lidsville}}'', ''Series/LandOfTheLost'', ''TheLostSaucer'', ''series/TheLostSaucer'', ''Series/FarOutSpaceNuts'').



** At the end of the final season, G'Kar finds he is unable to go home to Narn and cannot stay on the station because of his [[GroupieBrigade devout followers]] and so resolves to fly off into space. He takes Lyta Alexander with him, who notes that he has to leave because everyone wants him, while she has to leave because no one wants her. [[spoiler: Her powers have grown to the point that she's considered a threat by just about everyone.]]

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** At the end of the final season, G'Kar finds he is unable to go home to Narn and cannot stay on the station because of his [[GroupieBrigade devout followers]] and so resolves to fly off into space. He takes Lyta Alexander with him, who notes that he has to leave because everyone wants him, while she has to leave because no one wants her. [[spoiler: Her [[spoiler:Her powers have grown to the point that she's considered a threat by just about everyone.]]



** Combined this with a DoomedHometown to form the series premise. In addition, the fifth episode of the re-imagining's first season is called "You Can't Go Home Again", and involves Kara Thrace attempting to escape a barren planet to return to the Galactica, which (surprise, surprise) she does manage to do at the end, by using a crashed Cylon fighter to get off the planet.

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** Combined The writers combined this with a DoomedHometown to form the series premise. In addition, the fifth episode of the re-imagining's first season is called "You Can't Go Home Again", and involves Kara Thrace attempting to escape a barren planet to return to the Galactica, which (surprise, surprise) she does manage to do at the end, by using a crashed Cylon fighter to get off the planet.



* ''Series/BreakingBad'': Walter White is forced to go into hiding after [[spoiler:his family leaves him and the cop are after him for being a drug kingpin.]]

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* ''Series/BreakingBad'': Walter White is forced to go into hiding after [[spoiler:his family leaves him and the cop police are after him for being a drug kingpin.]]kingpin]].



** In the old series, where the Doctor couldn't reliably control the TARDIS, most of his companions couldn't go home until it randomly ended up back in their home place and time again. Most of them didn't mind so much, but there were a couple of plot arcs in which the Doctor was actively trying to get a character home, invariably without success; variations included "exactly the right place, but three centuries early" ("The Visitation"), "exactly the right time, but several light-years away" ("Four to Doomsday"), "the right place ''and'' the right time, but due to a technical fault we're all only an inch tall" ("Planet of Giants"), and "the right place and time, but the wrong ''universe''" ("Full Circle"), not to mention the ever-popular "despite the Doctor's confidence that he's succeeded at last, both the wrong place ''and'' the wrong time" ("The Reign of Terror", passim).

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** In the old series, where the Doctor couldn't reliably control the TARDIS, most of his companions couldn't go home until it randomly ended up back in their home place and time again. Most of them didn't mind so much, but there were a couple of plot arcs in which the Doctor was actively trying to get a character home, invariably without success; variations included "exactly the right place, but three centuries early" ("The Visitation"), "exactly the right time, but several light-years away" ("Four to Doomsday"), "the right place ''and'' the right time, but due to a technical fault we're all only an inch tall" ("Planet of Giants"), and "the right place and time, but the wrong ''universe''" ("Full Circle"), not to mention the ever-popular "despite the Doctor's confidence that he's succeeded at last, both the wrong place ''and'' the wrong time" ("The Reign of Terror", passim).''passim'').



* ''GilligansIsland'': In a comedy example. Until "Rescue From Gilligan's Island" where they become StrangerinaFamiliarLand.
* ''HighlanderTheSeries'':

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* ''GilligansIsland'': In ''Series/GilligansIsland'' was a comedy example. Until "Rescue From from Gilligan's Island" Island", where they the castaways become StrangerinaFamiliarLand.
[[StrangerinAFamiliarLand strangers in a familiar land]].
* ''HighlanderTheSeries'':''Series/HighlanderTheSeries'':



* ''LastResort'': The whole premise was that the crew of the ''Colorado'' could never return to the United States, because they had been portrayed as traitors after refusing to nuke Pakistan. [[spoiler:Of course, the series' cancellation only halfway into its first season caused the writers to come up with an overly complicated way around this premise, so that only the Captain and those who had died during the course of the season were denied the ability to return...]]

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* ''LastResort'': ''Series/LastResort'': The whole premise was that the crew of the ''Colorado'' could never return to the United States, because they had been portrayed as traitors after refusing to nuke Pakistan. [[spoiler:Of course, the series' cancellation only halfway into its first season caused the writers to come up with an overly complicated way around this premise, so that only the Captain and those who had died during the course of the season were denied the ability to return...]]



** Likewise. Sam finally returns from the grey-brown-orange world of 1973 and decides the modern world lacks colour.
** And in the spin-off, [[spoiler:Alex Drake discovers that she can't return to 2008, because she is dead.]]

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** Likewise. Sam finally returns from the grey-brown-orange world of 1973 and decides that the modern world lacks colour.
** And in the spin-off, [[spoiler:Alex Drake discovers that she can't return to 2008, because she is dead.]]dead]].



* ''LostInSpace'': Series premise.

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* ''LostInSpace'': ''Series/LostInSpace'': Series premise.



* ''{{Sliders}}'':
** For the entire run. They eventually combined this with DoomedHometown in order to give the series a BigBad.
** Although one episode ended with them briefly (a few minutes) ending up in a world that looked a lot like theirs, only to end in disappointment when Quinn sadly noted the fence gate at his home didn't squeak, as it did in their world, so they jumped into the next vortex that appeared. Only, after it vanished, to have a local guy come out of the house with Quinn's mother and mentioning he'd finally fixed the squeaky gate hinges.

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* ''{{Sliders}}'':
''Series/{{Sliders}}'':
** For the entire run. They The writers eventually combined this with DoomedHometown in order to give the series a BigBad.
** Although one episode ended with them the heroes briefly (a few minutes) ending up in a world that looked a lot like theirs, only to end in disappointment but were disappointed when Quinn sadly noted that the fence gate at his home didn't squeak, as it did in their world, so they jumped into the next vortex that appeared. Only, But after it vanished, to have a local guy come came out of the house with Quinn's mother and mentioning mentioned that he'd finally fixed the squeaky gate hinges.



** Martin Lloyd, the creator of ''[[ShowWithinAShow Wormhole X-treme!]]'', [[spoiler:is one of the five known survivors of a spacefaring people that was destroyed by the Goa'uld. The only reason they're alive is they deserted from their homeworld's military.]]

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** Martin Lloyd, the creator of ''[[ShowWithinAShow Wormhole X-treme!]]'', [[spoiler:is one of the five known survivors of a spacefaring people that was destroyed by the Goa'uld. The only reason they're alive is that they deserted from their homeworld's military.]]military]].



** One exception to this is the Doctor; he's the ship's Emergency Medical Hologram, so Voyager ''is'' his home.

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** One exception to this is the Doctor; he's the ship's Emergency Medical Hologram, so Voyager ''is'' ''Voyager'' '''is''' his home.
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