->''"Fundamentally, a ''Series/RedDwarf'' script is a battle plan for making a TV show, and as NapoleonBonaparte once remarked, 'No battle plan ever survived contact with the enemy'. In ''Series/RedDwarf'''s case the enemy is what's possible, given a tight budget, a short production period, and the physical laws of the natural universe.''
->''The enemy is a prop that doesn't work. A guest star who can't say the word 'soup'. Another who can't say the word 'phenomenon'. Writing the stage direction 'Beach in Paradise', and finding yourself on a wet winter day in Rhyl. The enemy is reality, and reality is, unfortunately, everywhere."''\\
--'''Grant Naylor''', ''Series/RedDwarf: The Least Worst Scripts''
This covers a number of areas where real life circumstances alter the plot of an episode, e.g. the lack of suitable locations, timing when filming, the pregnancy of a lead actress (which happens a ''lot''). Occurs often in ProfessionalWrestling. May overlap with ActorSharedBackground.
Not to be confused with VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory or RippedFromTheHeadlines, where real-life events merely provide inspiration for a plot.