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** ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' received a two month delay for its third volume following the death of series creator Creator/MontyOum in February of 2015. Usually premiering the first episode at RTX in August, the crew could only provide a trailer comprising clips from the first few episodes at the convention.

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** ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' received a two month delay for its third volume following the death of series creator Creator/MontyOum in February of 2015. Usually premiering the first episode at RTX in August, the crew could only provide a trailer comprising clips from the first few episodes at the convention. It also marked the last time the show would use Oum's preferred software Poser, as its antiquated and simpler nature made it frequently crash and take hours to render the larger, more complex scenes of the volume, and thus the industry standard Maya was adopted with volume 4.


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*** Season 17, ''Singularity'', was this for one co-director, Austin Clark, because basically all ''Halo'' games were used, including ones he wasn't familiar with. A recreation of a ''Halo 4'' battle had Clark taking eight hours to do just three scenes.


*** Season 3 also had its moments, mostly for the stretch between Episodes 41-3, as they decided to get the chapters in consecutive days to take advantage of the release of ''Videogame/{{Halo 2}}'' (in Burnie Burns' words, "I got 4 hours of sleep in three days. After Episode 43 came out, I actually fell asleep in mid-sentence while talking to someone. They thought I died."). Burnie also had to rewrite over and over, twice filling a CosmicDeadline (the characters going to the future - i.e. ''Halo 2'' - in Episode 43 and the season ending the 19th chapter) and another time because what he intended for the MilestoneCelebration on Episode 50 was so much that the events were spread to three installments.

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*** Season 3 also had its moments, mostly for the stretch between Episodes 41-3, as they decided to get the chapters in consecutive days [[ChristmasRushed to take advantage of the release of of]] ''Videogame/{{Halo 2}}'' (in Burnie Burns' words, "I got 4 hours of sleep in three days. After Episode 43 came out, I actually fell asleep in mid-sentence while talking to someone. They thought I died."). Burnie also had to rewrite over and over, twice filling a CosmicDeadline (the characters going to the future - i.e. ''Halo 2'' - in Episode 43 and the season ending the 19th chapter) and another time because what he intended for the MilestoneCelebration on Episode 50 was so much that the events were spread to three installments.


*** A tiny version occurred in Episode 39 of "LetsPlay ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}''" where the entire Let's Play ended up having to be restarted from scratch when a brief power outage killed their X-Boxes and the recording footage was lost. One of the guys playing, Jack, was [[HeroicBSOD very distraught]] because he was in the lead in that episode's game and having to restart meant losing ''everything''.

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*** A tiny version occurred in Episode 39 of "LetsPlay ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}''" where the entire Let's Play ended up having to be restarted from scratch when a brief power outage killed their X-Boxes and the recording footage was lost. One of the guys playing, Jack, was [[HeroicBSOD very distraught]] because he was in the lead in that episode's game and having to restart meant losing ''everything''. Ironically, Jack would go on to win the game anyway.


*** Season 3 also had its moments, mostly for the stretch between Episodes 41-3, as they decided to get the chapter in consecutive days to take advantage of the release of ''Videogame/{{Halo 2}}'' (in Burnie Burns' words, "I got 4 hours of sleep in three days. After Episode 43 came out, I actually fell asleep in mid-sentence while talking to someone. They thought I died."). Burnie also had to rewrite over and over, twice filling a CosmicDeadline (the characters going to the future - i.e. ''Halo 2'' - in Episode 43 and the season ending the 19th chapter) and another time because he intended for the MilestoneCelebration on Episode 50 was so much that the events were spread to three installments.

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*** Season 3 also had its moments, mostly for the stretch between Episodes 41-3, as they decided to get the chapter chapters in consecutive days to take advantage of the release of ''Videogame/{{Halo 2}}'' (in Burnie Burns' words, "I got 4 hours of sleep in three days. After Episode 43 came out, I actually fell asleep in mid-sentence while talking to someone. They thought I died."). Burnie also had to rewrite over and over, twice filling a CosmicDeadline (the characters going to the future - i.e. ''Halo 2'' - in Episode 43 and the season ending the 19th chapter) and another time because what he intended for the MilestoneCelebration on Episode 50 was so much that the events were spread to three installments.installments.
*** Season 15, where Nicolosi started, had the natural stresses of switching to a new showrunner and getting used to working with ''Videogame/Halo5Guardians'' in {{machinima}}. One episode had to be reshot ''three times'' because the lighting often made the Reds and Blues' colors look completely off.

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Channel Awesome, formerly Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses (TGWTG), has faced loads of problems spanning over many different reviewers and events, especially with the anniversary {{Massive Multiplayer Crossover}}s:
* While the [[WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl Year One Brawl]] wasn't as bad, it still had problems. In a blog post, Creator/LindsayEllis said that the reviewers had yet to form [[TrueCompanions the sense of camaraderie]] that there was in later crossovers, plus, among other things, an unnamed reviewer (implied to be [[UnPerson That Aussie Guy]]) spread lies about Lindsay's sex life.
* ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'':
** Almost everyone involved was injured somehow. Creator/LordKaT twisted both his ankles, which forced his role to be severely reduced. The worst was cameraman Rob Walker getting a nasty leg injury on the first day ([[{{Determinator}} yet he kept cramming himself into tight places and waited until filming was over before seeking medical attention]]).
** The contributors were forced to cover their own costs traveling to the remote shooting location in the Nevada desert, and Creator/DougWalker had to be told by both Lindsay and Creator/NoahAntwiler to provide food and water for his cast -- because ''they were shooting in the Nevada desert'' -- which is something even student projects would have done. Doug's failure to cover for hotels and catering, and Doug repeatedly ignoring any attempts to give him production advice, would become a consistent problem with the anniversary specials going forward.
** The extremely tight four day filming schedule meant that the climax had to be significantly trimmed down, with scenes like [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] revealing himself to still be Insano never being filmed.
* ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'':
** [[ExposedToTheElements The weather caused so many problems]] that Doug was fully prepared to scrap the whole thing, until everyone banded together and convinced him they were willing to get the film done whatever it took.
** Since it was a larger production than ''Kickassia'', Doug and Rob had to be talked into using more than one camera. Doug's inexperience as a director became apparent when he tried to recruit passersby in the park they were shooting at as extras and tried to give them direction, embarrassing the rest of the cast.
** On-set injuries continued to be an issue. During filming, [[WebVideo/VampireReviews Elisa Hansen]] was duct-taped to a wall and began to feel light headed, requiring them to take her down a9nd just wrap her in a blanket secured with tape for the scene. (Elisa later debunked rumors she passed out on set.) WebVideo/BennettTheSage, WebVideo/IronLiz, and Orlando all suffered stunt-related injuries which Creator/AllisonPregler later blamed on a lack of safety precautions. After Liz's knee was stomped in by Orlando, she alleged that Rob withheld ice from her unless she signed a contract absolving TGWTG of liability for the injury.
** This wasn't the only problem Liz was forced to deal with. She was recruited as a production assistant, but as she was considered Creator/LewisLovhaug's guest and not "talent", she was: roped into providing transportation for the cast when the Walkers came up short on vehicles; was kept from having coffee or lunch, leading to her getting constantly hungry; forbidden from having off days or participating in group photos and the wrap party; and did not receive compensation or even thanks for her work on the movie.
* ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' was later viewed as a point-of-no-return by Channel Awesome contributors who later left the company. A good chunk of the issues raised in the now-notorious [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFkR__B3Mk9EYQglvislMUx9HWvWhOaBP820UBa4dA/preview# "Not So Awesome" document]] have to do with incidents taking place leading up to and during production:
** The contributors appearing in the movie were expected to construct their own costumes before coming to Chicago. Two weeks before the shoot, WebVideo/MarzGurl was asked by Doug to make a costume of Major Kusanagi from ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', which required her to make expensive and fast purchases and build the fairly complicated outfit within a short span of time. After being told that she would have to hand over her costume to TGWTG to get compensation for making it, [=MarzGurl=] kept the costume and took a financial loss.
** According to Allison, the camaraderie that was present during the earlier anniversary specials was gone by ''Boldly'', and Doug's humor had become derivative, self-indulgent, sexist, and mean-spirited. Lindsay and Creator/LewisLovhaug confronted Doug over a scene in the script (of Mechakara assimilating the Nostalgia Chick) that, as originally written, was a prolonged rape joke. Lindsay claimed that Doug couldn't understand how the humor was offensive and only marginally improved the scene before it was filmed.
** Speaking of the script, it wasn't given to most of the cast until right before filming began, barely giving them enough time to read it (its length, due to ''Boldly'' being a four-hour movie, didn't help matters). The contributors didn't know that Doug was planning to kill off WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic until then, which threw them for a loop because the Critic's absence from TGWTG would negatively affect viewership for their own videos. Doug and Rob constantly bickered throughout the writing process...
** ...which [[HostilityOnTheSet spilled over into filming]] as they repeatedly stopped the shoot to scream at each other over how they wanted to block their scenes. They also fought with [[Creator/DarkMazeStudios Ed Glaser]] (a more experienced professional filmmaker than either of them) when he brought up the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/180-degree_rule 180-degree rule]], causing Ed to vow to never work with them again. Ed was later credited as ''Boldly'''s Director of Photography despite his protests.
** Inevitably, such incompetent camera work led to several continuity errors that are seen in the finished movie. When cast and crew members pointed out these errors to Rob, he would dismiss them by stating, "Oh well, plot hole!"
** The cast and crew were given a week for filming, with Doug -- assuming that simply having the equipment and crew would make things go faster -- overworking everyone by scheduling two days' worth of work for each day of shooting. Because of the arguments between Doug and Rob, the shoot quickly fell behind schedule. The contributors became exhausted, with [[Creator/BradJones Jillian Zurawski]] unable to shoot a lightsaber duel that was subsequently struck from the script. After a particularly grueling eighteen-hour shoot, the cast were only given three hours of sleep before being asked to shoot the closing party scene.
** On one occasion, Doug failed to inform the cast that his camera crew were leaving early for the day for personal reasons, meaning there were not enough cars to drive them back to their hotel. Allison, WebVideo/{{Phelous}}, and [[WebVideo/SadPandaQAndA Sad Panda]] were left behind at the shooting location while the rest of the cast went to Applebee's.
** TGWTG pressured its contributors to shoot crossover reviews to recoup costs for the special effects, but they were so overscheduled that the contributors refused to do them. They eventually reached a compromise where they shot two crossover videos and kept one.
** WebVideo/{{Phelous}}, who handled some of the special effects, was asked to do a green screen scene, but pointed out that he could simply shoot the scene himself at home and save the production time. Despite the Walkers seemingly agreeing to this arrangement, Phelous was told immediately upon reaching his hotel room to come back and shoot the green screen scene. Phelous and Allison had to convince Rob to turn around and drive them back to the hotel. The scene was then cut from the film.
** The unplanned and unofficial wrap party left a bad taste in a lot of people's mouths, as the script's implication that the rest of the TGWTG contributors were ending their shows along with Doug's -- seemingly reinforced by Doug's personalized farewell letters to everyone present -- naturally made them miffed, and they felt that Doug didn't care about what they would have to do to get by in his absence.
** During post-production, after Spoony left TGWTG, Phelous was forced to take his workload in handling the special effects. The Walkers gave Phelous the job of handling the movie's 3D animation, unaware that he wasn't a 3D animator. At one point, Phelous finished an effect and received enthusiastic feedback from Doug ("LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT"), only to later hear from WebVideo/{{Welshy}} that the Walkers were gossiping that Phelous had been "half-assing it" because there wasn't enough debris in the shot.
** The ''Boldly'' [=DVDs=] were put on TGWTG's online store with a release date before Ed even got started making them. Allison contacted CEO Mike Michaud, who told her that it would take two weeks to make them and meet the date. When Allison pointed out that it was possible to make them sooner, Michaud shouted "TWO WEEKS" at her nonsensically over the phone. In the end, Allison and many TGWTG fans never received their [=DVDs=] due to an order mix-up that was never fixed.
** In the end, it was this hellish production which caused the Walkers to make the next anniversary crossover an anthology, and to swear off anniversary specials entirely until the tenth anniversary in 2018 (which was cancelled after the "Not So Awesome" document sparked a contributor exodus from Channel Awesome and all but destroyed the site). After ''Boldly'''s release, Channel Awesome put out a newsletter pointing to weather as the deciding factor to stop the troubled anniversary productions, while not owning up into their own gross mismanagement.
** On all three DVD commentaries, Doug talks about being a mess, going from guilt over ''Kickassia'', to wanting to quit ''Knights'', and acknowledging that he was a StepfordSmiler by not eating/sleeping during ''Boldly'', assuming that was normal when you needed to work. That said, he has never directly apologized to the cast members for how they were treated during the anniversary productions.
* ''WebVideo/TheUncannyValley'''s problems were toned down a lot compared to the earlier anniversary specials, on account that it was an anthology where Michaud and the Walkers had more limited control. But some issues did pop up:
** Michaud [[ExecutiveMeddling pressured the Walkers]] to rush out something to commemorate Channel Awesome's five year anniversary. However, most of the site's contributors -- by now understandably not keen making the specials -- declined to make contributions to the anthology.
** WebVideo/MikeJ revealed in 2018 that he'd only been offered the chance to make his short film for the special, ''WebVideo/InternetDatingAndMe'', because of these refusals. Mike wasn't reimbursed for his efforts, and he made precisely zero money from his short's inclusion on the DVD.
** Doug faced some backlash when the blooper reel for his short, ''WebVideo/{{Dragonbored}}'', showed him shaking a child actress by her head to [[EnforcedMethodActing make her drunken waving look more convincing]].
* ''WebVideo/DemoReel'' suffered from this:
** There were a lot of problems with the studio they worked on, ranging from the humidity of the studio warping their sets to their difficulty in audio echo control to the props they had to work with.
** There were a lot of computer issues while writing the script of the pilot and quite a few scenes were lost, which would explain why said episode was more comedic while the rest were far darker.
** Continuing from all his anniversary breakdowns, Doug essentially doomed himself before DR had even started, saying in the ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' commentary that he was going to work himself sick because he had really wanted this new show to go the way he had always dreamed. Even two years after it had ended, he and others who had worked on it admitted that he was fretting a lot because he wanted certain scenes to be perfectly emotional.
** The Walkers did learn their lesson in one respect though. Both Lindsay and Allison have gone on record to say they hated their characters in their anniversary specials and didn't get listened to when they had complaints (Allison even said they only know the “swoony girly” type or the “tough bitch”). In this show, it was said that both Rachel and Malcolm had a hand in the scripts and could improvise anything emotional, which was why Rachel continually expressed delight with Rebecca's character.
** Doug also tried to improve on his scheduling, saying this is where he started doubling the hours he told people they would be working, so they could either have the time if things went wrong or be done early and be happy.
* ''WebVideo/PopQuizHotshot'', Channel Awesome's infamous game show, was the result of this.
** After raising $90,000 in viewer contributions through Indiegogo, Channel Awesome promised forty episodes (along with ''WebVideo/AwesomeComics'' and the still-unproduced ''The Gaming Gauntlet''); only seventeen were produced because their studio was not sound-dampened. Many episodes recycled contestants and questions.
** The games were rigged for the contestants, but at one point the cue cards were accidentally switched causing Doug to win and split a $100 gift card.
** Channel Awesome failed to release ''Pop Quiz Hotshot'' after a year and a half, but was forced to release the first episode when Indiegogo threatened to investigate them for fraud. The show was panned by everybody -- including the Walker brothers -- and it was cancelled after twelve episodes (the legal minimum required of them by Indiegogo).
* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': ''TheMovie'''s production went mostly smooth, but the one bump that the "Not So Awesome" document reported on was the required studio space was expected to be the Channel Awesome studio in Chicago (the same one ''WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic'' was being filmed at). While Rob and presumably Doug were fully on board with letting Lewis and his crew film there, Michaud [[ExecutiveMeddling demanded that filming be done under supervision]]. Discouraged by the lack of trust, Lewis instead shot the movie at another studio in Minnesota for which production had to pay more for than if they had filmed at Channel Awesome. Interestingly, the other studio didn't bother with supervising the filming.
* Creator/DougWalker has dealt with loads of problems during his time as WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic.
** His big crossover review between him, Spoony and [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] for ''Film/AloneInTheDark2005''. To begin with, Doug lost his voice the day before Spoony and Linkara arrived in Chicago (hence the use of [[SyntheticVoiceActor text-to-speech]]). Secondly, construction work was being done outside Doug's house, so they had to film the review in his basement. In addition, they didn't decide which Uwe Boll movie to review until the day they started writing. Spoony gives the scoop [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2009/09/10/alone-in-the-dark-noahs-commentary/ here]].
** Similarly, not as bad as the other examples, the [=MAGfest=] review of ''Film/TheLastAirbender'' turned out to be incredibly difficult and rushed. A detailed explanation of all the problems and issues is in the commentary, but, for starters, that shot of the DVD case with ''The Last Airbender'' in it hitting the ground which lasts less than one second? It took them something like ''fifty takes'' to get that one shot.
** Doug and Lewis have both referred to their crossover review of ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace'' as a cursed review. Several introductions were filmed and scrapped (in one instance, the footage filmed around the same time as the ''Alone in the Dark'' review was lost), and it kept getting pushed back after Doug did a Top 11 countdown of the stupidest moments of the ''Superman'' film series.
* WebVideo/ThatDudeInTheSuede's review of the 4th Pokemon movie had to be this for sure. Jesuotaku and Suede were already quite busy beforehand, making scheduling recording quite hard. Not all the details have been made clear, but the suicide of former Channel Awesome contributor [[WebVideo/YouCanPlayThis JewWario]] ''had'' to have made production awkward. The final cut of the review featured [=JewWario=]'s voice for about the first 3 minutes. It is unknown if it is all of the audio he had recorded or the episode, and he had to be written out using some clever dialogue. His voice is clearly someone else trying to do an impression of him during the last few seconds in order to get him out of the review.
* Creator/BradJones' film ''Shot on Shitteo'', a NoBudget tribute to [[TheEighties 80's]] [[ExploitationFilm exploitation films]] made on VHS tapes, has suffered quite a bit of this.
** Announced in June 2013 with the goal of a 2014 release, the production began in September, and suffered a number of delays due to the polar vortex and aberrant weather patterns, causing the release to be pushed back a year.
** With production ready to resume in March 2015, Jones discovered that the film's lead actor, Jake Norvell, was having an affair with Jones's girlfriend, and when Norvell [[{{Jerkass}} pompously bragged about it]], Jones promptly fired him from the site and the film. The film was then believed to be unreleaseable, both due to Norvell's contract and the fact that about 5% of his scenes were not completed.
** After initially hinting that he would leak the film in its workprint format, Jones began work on his next film, ''Film/JesusBro''. However, after funding was secured for ''Jesus, Bro!'', Jones revealed he had been mistaken and the film could indeed be released, and subsequently decided to complete ''Shot on Shitteo'' during pre-production for the other film, with the goal of releasing ''Shitteo'' in early 2017. Thus, a full three years after it began, production resumed, filming new scenes featuring [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Matthew Buck]] and a retooled script.
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0hIV9ohLyE first trailer]] was finally released on October 21, 2016, three years and four months after the [[http://www.thecinemasnob.com/flaming-brians-kitchen/shot-on-shitteo-movie-announcement-clucksters-hot-sauce announcement video]]. The film was expected to be released in the first half of 2017, following the release of ''Jesus, Bro!''. '''However''', just after the release of ''Jesus, Bro!'', Jones walked back this claim, [[http://reallybradjones.tumblr.com/post/159578286694/speaking-of-shot-on-shitteo-has-that-came-out-yet stating that]] the film was no longer in active development and he had no plans one way or the other regarding its release.
** With Jones re-focusing his directorial ambitions on a new film, ''Disco'' (which has had a much smoother production and was released in December 2017), it's unclear if ''Shitteo'', finished or not, [[TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment will ever see the light of day]]; Jones has subsequently referred to ''Shitteo'' as his personal ''Film/TheDayTheClownCried'', suggesting he's settled on never releasing it.
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Channel Awesome, formerly Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses (TGWTG), has faced loads of problems spanning over many different reviewers and events, especially
!!Topics with the anniversary {{Massive Multiplayer Crossover}}s:
* While the [[WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl Year One Brawl]] wasn't as bad, it still had problems. In a blog post, Creator/LindsayEllis said that the reviewers had yet to form [[TrueCompanions the sense of camaraderie]] that there was in later crossovers, plus, among other things, an unnamed reviewer (implied to be [[UnPerson That Aussie Guy]]) spread lies about Lindsay's sex life.
* ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'':
** Almost everyone involved was injured somehow. Creator/LordKaT twisted both his ankles, which forced his role to be severely reduced. The worst was cameraman Rob Walker getting a nasty leg injury on the first day ([[{{Determinator}} yet he kept cramming himself into tight places and waited until filming was over before seeking medical attention]]).
** The contributors were forced to cover
their own costs traveling to the remote shooting location in the Nevada desert, and Creator/DougWalker had to be told by both Lindsay and Creator/NoahAntwiler to provide food and water for his cast -- because ''they were shooting in the Nevada desert'' -- which is something even student projects would have done. Doug's failure to cover for hotels and catering, and Doug repeatedly ignoring any attempts to give him production advice, would become a consistent problem with the anniversary specials going forward.
** The extremely tight four day filming schedule meant that the climax had to be significantly trimmed down, with scenes like [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] revealing himself to still be Insano never being filmed.
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* ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'':
** [[ExposedToTheElements The weather caused so many problems]] that Doug was fully prepared to scrap the whole thing, until everyone banded together and convinced him they were willing to get the film done whatever it took.
** Since it was a larger production than ''Kickassia'', Doug and Rob had to be talked into using more than one camera. Doug's inexperience as a director became apparent when he tried to recruit passersby in the park they were shooting at as extras and tried to give them direction, embarrassing the rest of the cast.
** On-set injuries continued to be an issue. During filming, [[WebVideo/VampireReviews Elisa Hansen]] was duct-taped to a wall and began to feel light headed, requiring them to take her down a9nd just wrap her in a blanket secured with tape for the scene. (Elisa later debunked rumors she passed out on set.) WebVideo/BennettTheSage, WebVideo/IronLiz, and Orlando all suffered stunt-related injuries which Creator/AllisonPregler later blamed on a lack of safety precautions. After Liz's knee was stomped in by Orlando, she alleged that Rob withheld ice from her unless she signed a contract absolving TGWTG of liability for the injury.
** This wasn't the only problem Liz was forced to deal with. She was recruited as a production assistant, but as she was considered Creator/LewisLovhaug's guest and not "talent", she was: roped into providing transportation for the cast when the Walkers came up short on vehicles; was kept from having coffee or lunch, leading to her getting constantly hungry; forbidden from having off days or participating in group photos and the wrap party; and did not receive compensation or even thanks for her work on the movie.
* ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' was later viewed as a point-of-no-return by Channel Awesome contributors who later left the company. A good chunk of the issues raised in the now-notorious [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFkR__B3Mk9EYQglvislMUx9HWvWhOaBP820UBa4dA/preview# "Not So Awesome" document]] have to do with incidents taking place leading up to and during production:
** The contributors appearing in the movie were expected to construct their own costumes before coming to Chicago. Two weeks before the shoot, WebVideo/MarzGurl was asked by Doug to make a costume of Major Kusanagi from ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', which required her to make expensive and fast purchases and build the fairly complicated outfit within a short span of time. After being told that she would have to hand over her costume to TGWTG to get compensation for making it, [=MarzGurl=] kept the costume and took a financial loss.
** According to Allison, the camaraderie that was present during the earlier anniversary specials was gone by ''Boldly'', and Doug's humor had become derivative, self-indulgent, sexist, and mean-spirited. Lindsay and Creator/LewisLovhaug confronted Doug over a scene in the script (of Mechakara assimilating the Nostalgia Chick) that, as originally written, was a prolonged rape joke. Lindsay claimed that Doug couldn't understand how the humor was offensive and only marginally improved the scene before it was filmed.
** Speaking of the script, it wasn't given to most of the cast until right before filming began, barely giving them enough time to read it (its length, due to ''Boldly'' being a four-hour movie, didn't help matters). The contributors didn't know that Doug was planning to kill off WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic until then, which threw them for a loop because the Critic's absence from TGWTG would negatively affect viewership for their own videos. Doug and Rob constantly bickered throughout the writing process...
** ...which [[HostilityOnTheSet spilled over into filming]] as they repeatedly stopped the shoot to scream at each other over how they wanted to block their scenes. They also fought with [[Creator/DarkMazeStudios Ed Glaser]] (a more experienced professional filmmaker than either of them) when he brought up the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/180-degree_rule 180-degree rule]], causing Ed to vow to never work with them again. Ed was later credited as ''Boldly'''s Director of Photography despite his protests.
** Inevitably, such incompetent camera work led to several continuity errors that are seen in the finished movie. When cast and crew members pointed out these errors to Rob, he would dismiss them by stating, "Oh well, plot hole!"
** The cast and crew were given a week for filming, with Doug -- assuming that simply having the equipment and crew would make things go faster -- overworking everyone by scheduling two days' worth of work for each day of shooting. Because of the arguments between Doug and Rob, the shoot quickly fell behind schedule. The contributors became exhausted, with [[Creator/BradJones Jillian Zurawski]] unable to shoot a lightsaber duel that was subsequently struck from the script. After a particularly grueling eighteen-hour shoot, the cast were only given three hours of sleep before being asked to shoot the closing party scene.
** On one occasion, Doug failed to inform the cast that his camera crew were leaving early for the day for personal reasons, meaning there were not enough cars to drive them back to their hotel. Allison, WebVideo/{{Phelous}}, and [[WebVideo/SadPandaQAndA Sad Panda]] were left behind at the shooting location while the rest of the cast went to Applebee's.
** TGWTG pressured its contributors to shoot crossover reviews to recoup costs for the special effects, but they were so overscheduled that the contributors refused to do them. They eventually reached a compromise where they shot two crossover videos and kept one.
** WebVideo/{{Phelous}}, who handled some of the special effects, was asked to do a green screen scene, but pointed out that he could simply shoot the scene himself at home and save the production time. Despite the Walkers seemingly agreeing to this arrangement, Phelous was told immediately upon reaching his hotel room to come back and shoot the green screen scene. Phelous and Allison had to convince Rob to turn around and drive them back to the hotel. The scene was then cut from the film.
** The unplanned and unofficial wrap party left a bad taste in a lot of people's mouths, as the script's implication that the rest of the TGWTG contributors were ending their shows along with Doug's -- seemingly reinforced by Doug's personalized farewell letters to everyone present -- naturally made them miffed, and they felt that Doug didn't care about what they would have to do to get by in his absence.
** During post-production, after Spoony left TGWTG, Phelous was forced to take his workload in handling the special effects. The Walkers gave Phelous the job of handling the movie's 3D animation, unaware that he wasn't a 3D animator. At one point, Phelous finished an effect and received enthusiastic feedback from Doug ("LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT"), only to later hear from WebVideo/{{Welshy}} that the Walkers were gossiping that Phelous had been "half-assing it" because there wasn't enough debris in the shot.
** The ''Boldly'' [=DVDs=] were put on TGWTG's online store with a release date before Ed even got started making them. Allison contacted CEO Mike Michaud, who told her that it would take two weeks to make them and meet the date. When Allison pointed out that it was possible to make them sooner, Michaud shouted "TWO WEEKS" at her nonsensically over the phone. In the end, Allison and many TGWTG fans never received their [=DVDs=] due to an order mix-up that was never fixed.
** In the end, it was this hellish production which caused the Walkers to make the next anniversary crossover an anthology, and to swear off anniversary specials entirely until the tenth anniversary in 2018 (which was cancelled after the "Not So Awesome" document sparked a contributor exodus from Channel Awesome and all but destroyed the site). After ''Boldly'''s release, Channel Awesome put out a newsletter pointing to weather as the deciding factor to stop the troubled anniversary productions, while not owning up into their own gross mismanagement.
** On all three DVD commentaries, Doug talks about being a mess, going from guilt over ''Kickassia'', to wanting to quit ''Knights'', and acknowledging that he was a StepfordSmiler by not eating/sleeping during ''Boldly'', assuming that was normal when you needed to work. That said, he has never directly apologized to the cast members for how they were treated during the anniversary productions.
* ''WebVideo/TheUncannyValley'''s problems were toned down a lot compared to the earlier anniversary specials, on account that it was an anthology where Michaud and the Walkers had more limited control. But some issues did pop up:
** Michaud [[ExecutiveMeddling pressured the Walkers]] to rush out something to commemorate Channel Awesome's five year anniversary. However, most of the site's contributors -- by now understandably not keen making the specials -- declined to make contributions to the anthology.
** WebVideo/MikeJ revealed in 2018 that he'd only been offered the chance to make his short film for the special, ''WebVideo/InternetDatingAndMe'', because of these refusals. Mike wasn't reimbursed for his efforts, and he made precisely zero money from his short's inclusion on the DVD.
** Doug faced some backlash when the blooper reel for his short, ''WebVideo/{{Dragonbored}}'', showed him shaking a child actress by her head to [[EnforcedMethodActing make her drunken waving look more convincing]].
* ''WebVideo/DemoReel'' suffered from this:
** There were a lot of problems with the studio they worked on, ranging from the humidity of the studio warping their sets to their difficulty in audio echo control to the props they had to work with.
** There were a lot of computer issues while writing the script of the pilot and quite a few scenes were lost, which would explain why said episode was more comedic while the rest were far darker.
** Continuing from all his anniversary breakdowns, Doug essentially doomed himself before DR had even started, saying in the ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' commentary that he was going to work himself sick because he had really wanted this new show to go the way he had always dreamed. Even two years after it had ended, he and others who had worked on it admitted that he was fretting a lot because he wanted certain scenes to be perfectly emotional.
** The Walkers did learn their lesson in one respect though. Both Lindsay and Allison have gone on record to say they hated their characters in their anniversary specials and didn't get listened to when they had complaints (Allison even said they only know the “swoony girly” type or the “tough bitch”). In this show, it was said that both Rachel and Malcolm had a hand in the scripts and could improvise anything emotional, which was why Rachel continually expressed delight with Rebecca's character.
** Doug also tried to improve on his scheduling, saying this is where he started doubling the hours he told people they would be working, so they could either have the time if things went wrong or be done early and be happy.
* ''WebVideo/PopQuizHotshot'', Channel Awesome's infamous game show, was the result of this.
** After raising $90,000 in viewer contributions through Indiegogo, Channel Awesome promised forty episodes (along with ''WebVideo/AwesomeComics'' and the still-unproduced ''The Gaming Gauntlet''); only seventeen were produced because their studio was not sound-dampened. Many episodes recycled contestants and questions.
** The games were rigged for the contestants, but at one point the cue cards were accidentally switched causing Doug to win and split a $100 gift card.
** Channel Awesome failed to release ''Pop Quiz Hotshot'' after a year and a half, but was forced to release the first episode when Indiegogo threatened to investigate them for fraud. The show was panned by everybody -- including the Walker brothers -- and it was cancelled after twelve episodes (the legal minimum required of them by Indiegogo).
* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': ''TheMovie'''s production went mostly smooth, but the one bump that the "Not So Awesome" document reported on was the required studio space was expected to be the Channel Awesome studio in Chicago (the same one ''WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic'' was being filmed at). While Rob and presumably Doug were fully on board with letting Lewis and his crew film there, Michaud [[ExecutiveMeddling demanded that filming be done under supervision]]. Discouraged by the lack of trust, Lewis instead shot the movie at another studio in Minnesota for which production had to pay more for than if they had filmed at Channel Awesome. Interestingly, the other studio didn't bother with supervising the filming.
* Creator/DougWalker has dealt with loads of problems during his time as WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic.
** His big crossover review between him, Spoony and [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] for ''Film/AloneInTheDark2005''. To begin with, Doug lost his voice the day before Spoony and Linkara arrived in Chicago (hence the use of [[SyntheticVoiceActor text-to-speech]]). Secondly, construction work was being done outside Doug's house, so they had to film the review in his basement. In addition, they didn't decide which Uwe Boll movie to review until the day they started writing. Spoony gives the scoop [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2009/09/10/alone-in-the-dark-noahs-commentary/ here]].
** Similarly, not as bad as the other examples, the [=MAGfest=] review of ''Film/TheLastAirbender'' turned out to be incredibly difficult and rushed. A detailed explanation of all the problems and issues is in the commentary, but, for starters, that shot of the DVD case with ''The Last Airbender'' in it hitting the ground which lasts less than one second? It took them something like ''fifty takes'' to get that one shot.
** Doug and Lewis have both referred to their crossover review of ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace'' as a cursed review. Several introductions were filmed and scrapped (in one instance, the footage filmed around the same time as the ''Alone in the Dark'' review was lost), and it kept getting pushed back after Doug did a Top 11 countdown of the stupidest moments of the ''Superman'' film series.
* WebVideo/ThatDudeInTheSuede's review of the 4th Pokemon movie had to be this for sure. Jesuotaku and Suede were already quite busy beforehand, making scheduling recording quite hard. Not all the details have been made clear, but the suicide of former Channel Awesome contributor [[WebVideo/YouCanPlayThis JewWario]] ''had'' to have made production awkward. The final cut of the review featured [=JewWario=]'s voice for about the first 3 minutes. It is unknown if it is all of the audio he had recorded or the episode, and he had to be written out using some clever dialogue. His voice is clearly someone else trying to do an impression of him during the last few seconds in order to get him out of the review.
* Creator/BradJones' film ''Shot on Shitteo'', a NoBudget tribute to [[TheEighties 80's]] [[ExploitationFilm exploitation films]] made on VHS tapes, has suffered quite a bit of this.
** Announced in June 2013 with the goal of a 2014 release, the production began in September, and suffered a number of delays due to the polar vortex and aberrant weather patterns, causing the release to be pushed back a year.
** With production ready to resume in March 2015, Jones discovered that the film's lead actor, Jake Norvell, was having an affair with Jones's girlfriend, and when Norvell [[{{Jerkass}} pompously bragged about it]], Jones promptly fired him from the site and the film. The film was then believed to be unreleaseable, both due to Norvell's contract and the fact that about 5% of his scenes were not completed.
** After initially hinting that he would leak the film in its workprint format, Jones began work on his next film, ''Film/JesusBro''. However, after funding was secured for ''Jesus, Bro!'', Jones revealed he had been mistaken and the film could indeed be released, and subsequently decided to complete ''Shot on Shitteo'' during pre-production for the other film, with the goal of releasing ''Shitteo'' in early 2017. Thus, a full three years after it began, production resumed, filming new scenes featuring [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Matthew Buck]] and a retooled script.
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0hIV9ohLyE first trailer]] was finally released on October 21, 2016, three years and four months after the [[http://www.thecinemasnob.com/flaming-brians-kitchen/shot-on-shitteo-movie-announcement-clucksters-hot-sauce announcement video]]. The film was expected to be released in the first half of 2017, following the release of ''Jesus, Bro!''. '''However''', just after the release of ''Jesus, Bro!'', Jones walked back this claim, [[http://reallybradjones.tumblr.com/post/159578286694/speaking-of-shot-on-shitteo-has-that-came-out-yet stating that]] the film was no longer in active development and he had no plans one way or the other regarding its release.
** With Jones re-focusing his directorial ambitions on a new film, ''Disco'' (which has had a much smoother production and was released in December 2017), it's unclear if ''Shitteo'', finished or not, [[TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment will ever see the light of day]]; Jones has subsequently referred to ''Shitteo'' as his personal ''Film/TheDayTheClownCried'', suggesting he's settled on never releasing it.
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* The 2014 Mountain Dew Game Jam involving several famous indie developers and YouTube celebrities [[http://tmi.kotaku.com/the-indie-game-reality-tv-show-that-went-to-hell-1555599284 fell apart for several reasons]]:
** The first bad sign was a contract that practically told the participants they would be subject to ManipulativeEditing and that the Game Jam could not be shown publicly on YouTube, which came as a disappointment to the devs as they wished to show their viewers the making of a game.

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* The 2014 Mountain Dew Game Jam involving several famous indie developers and YouTube Website/YouTube celebrities [[http://tmi.kotaku.com/the-indie-game-reality-tv-show-that-went-to-hell-1555599284 fell apart for several reasons]]:
** The first bad sign was a contract that practically told the participants they would be subject to ManipulativeEditing and that the Game Jam could not be shown publicly on YouTube, Website/YouTube, which came as a disappointment to the devs as they wished to show their viewers the making of a game.



** The Youtube celebrities were only brought in for publicity and had little experience actually making a game, which, combined with arbitrary challenges, [[note]] One challenge was trying to develop the game for 30 minutes ''without electricity''. [[/note]] made it nigh impossible to actually get work done.

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** The Youtube Website/YouTube celebrities were only brought in for publicity and had little experience actually making a game, which, combined with arbitrary challenges, [[note]] One challenge was trying to develop the game for 30 minutes ''without electricity''. [[/note]] made it nigh impossible to actually get work done.


* There were a lot of problems with the studio they worked on, ranging from the humidity of the studio warping their sets to their difficulty in audio echo control to the props they had to work with.

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* ** There were a lot of problems with the studio they worked on, ranging from the humidity of the studio warping their sets to their difficulty in audio echo control to the props they had to work with.


* While the [[WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl Year One Brawl]] wasn't as bad, it still had problems. In a blog post, [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Lindsay Ellis]] said that the reviewers had yet to form [[TrueCompanions the sense of camaraderie]] that there was in later crossovers, plus, among other things, an unnamed reviewer (implied to be [[UnPerson That Aussie Guy]]) spread lies about Lindsay's sex life.

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* While the [[WebVideo/TGWTGYearOneBrawl Year One Brawl]] wasn't as bad, it still had problems. In a blog post, [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Lindsay Ellis]] Creator/LindsayEllis said that the reviewers had yet to form [[TrueCompanions the sense of camaraderie]] that there was in later crossovers, plus, among other things, an unnamed reviewer (implied to be [[UnPerson That Aussie Guy]]) spread lies about Lindsay's sex life.



** The contributors were forced to cover their own costs traveling to the remote shooting location in the Nevada desert, and Creator/DougWalker had to be told by both Lindsay and [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] to provide food and water for his cast -- because ''they were shooting in the Nevada desert'' -- which is something even student projects would have done. Doug's failure to cover for hotels and catering, and Doug repeatedly ignoring any attempts to give him production advice, would become a consistent problem with the anniversary specials going forward.
** The extremely tight four day filming schedule meant that the climax had to be significantly trimmed down, with scenes like Spoony revealing himself to still be Insano never being filmed.

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** The contributors were forced to cover their own costs traveling to the remote shooting location in the Nevada desert, and Creator/DougWalker had to be told by both Lindsay and [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] Creator/NoahAntwiler to provide food and water for his cast -- because ''they were shooting in the Nevada desert'' -- which is something even student projects would have done. Doug's failure to cover for hotels and catering, and Doug repeatedly ignoring any attempts to give him production advice, would become a consistent problem with the anniversary specials going forward.
** The extremely tight four day filming schedule meant that the climax had to be significantly trimmed down, with scenes like Spoony [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] revealing himself to still be Insano never being filmed.



** On-set injuries continued to be an issue. During filming, Elisa of Team [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick NChick]] was duct-taped to a wall and began to feel light headed, requiring them to take her down a9nd just wrap her in a blanket secured with tape for the scene. (Elisa later debunked rumors she passed out on set.) WebVideo/BennettTheSage, Iron Liz, and Orlando all suffered stunt-related injuries which Creator/AllisonPregler later blamed on a lack of safety precautions. After Liz's knee was stomped in by Orlando, she alleged that Rob withheld ice from her unless she signed a contract absolving TGWTG of liability for the injury.

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** On-set injuries continued to be an issue. During filming, [[WebVideo/VampireReviews Elisa of Team [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick NChick]] Hansen]] was duct-taped to a wall and began to feel light headed, requiring them to take her down a9nd just wrap her in a blanket secured with tape for the scene. (Elisa later debunked rumors she passed out on set.) WebVideo/BennettTheSage, Iron Liz, WebVideo/IronLiz, and Orlando all suffered stunt-related injuries which Creator/AllisonPregler later blamed on a lack of safety precautions. After Liz's knee was stomped in by Orlando, she alleged that Rob withheld ice from her unless she signed a contract absolving TGWTG of liability for the injury.



** According to Allison, the camaraderie that was present during the earlier anniversary specials was gone by ''Boldly'', and Doug's humor had become derivative, self-indulgent, sexist, and mean-spirited. Lindsay and Lewis confronted Doug over a scene in the script (of Mechakara assimilating the Nostalgia Chick) that, as originally written, was a prolonged rape joke. Lindsay claimed that Doug couldn't understand how the humor was offensive and only marginally improved the scene before it was filmed.

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** According to Allison, the camaraderie that was present during the earlier anniversary specials was gone by ''Boldly'', and Doug's humor had become derivative, self-indulgent, sexist, and mean-spirited. Lindsay and Lewis Creator/LewisLovhaug confronted Doug over a scene in the script (of Mechakara assimilating the Nostalgia Chick) that, as originally written, was a prolonged rape joke. Lindsay claimed that Doug couldn't understand how the humor was offensive and only marginally improved the scene before it was filmed.



** Phelous, who handled some of the special effects, was asked to do a green screen scene, but pointed out that he could simply shoot the scene himself at home and save the production time. Despite the Walkers seemingly agreeing to this arrangement, Phelous was told immediately upon reaching his hotel room to come back and shoot the green screen scene. Phelous and Allison had to convince Rob to turn around and drive them back to the hotel. The scene was then cut from the film.

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** Phelous, WebVideo/{{Phelous}}, who handled some of the special effects, was asked to do a green screen scene, but pointed out that he could simply shoot the scene himself at home and save the production time. Despite the Walkers seemingly agreeing to this arrangement, Phelous was told immediately upon reaching his hotel room to come back and shoot the green screen scene. Phelous and Allison had to convince Rob to turn around and drive them back to the hotel. The scene was then cut from the film.



* ''WebVideo/DemoReel'' suffered from this:
* There were a lot of problems with the studio they worked on, ranging from the humidity of the studio warping their sets to their difficulty in audio echo control to the props they had to work with.
** There were a lot of computer issues while writing the script of the pilot and quite a few scenes were lost, which would explain why said episode was more comedic while the rest were far darker.
** Continuing from all his anniversary breakdowns, Doug essentially doomed himself before DR had even started, saying in the ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' commentary that he was going to work himself sick because he had really wanted this new show to go the way he had always dreamed. Even two years after it had ended, he and others who had worked on it admitted that he was fretting a lot because he wanted certain scenes to be perfectly emotional.
** The Walkers did learn their lesson in one respect though. Both Lindsay and Allison have gone on record to say they hated their characters in their anniversary specials and didn't get listened to when they had complaints (Allison even said they only know the “swoony girly” type or the “tough bitch”). In this show, it was said that both Rachel and Malcolm had a hand in the scripts and could improvise anything emotional, which was why Rachel continually expressed delight with Rebecca's character.
** Doug also tried to improve on his scheduling, saying this is where he started doubling the hours he told people they would be working, so they could either have the time if things went wrong or be done early and be happy.



** His big crossover review between him, Spoony and [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] for ''[[Film/AloneInTheDark2005 Alone in the Dark]]''. To begin with, Doug lost his voice the day before Spoony and Linkara arrived in Chicago (hence the use of [[SyntheticVoiceActor text-to-speech]]). Secondly, construction work was being done outside Doug's house, so they had to film the review in his basement. In addition, they didn't decide which Uwe Boll movie to review until the day they started writing. Spoony gives the scoop [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2009/09/10/alone-in-the-dark-noahs-commentary/ here]].

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** His big crossover review between him, Spoony and [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] for ''[[Film/AloneInTheDark2005 Alone in the Dark]]''.''Film/AloneInTheDark2005''. To begin with, Doug lost his voice the day before Spoony and Linkara arrived in Chicago (hence the use of [[SyntheticVoiceActor text-to-speech]]). Secondly, construction work was being done outside Doug's house, so they had to film the review in his basement. In addition, they didn't decide which Uwe Boll movie to review until the day they started writing. Spoony gives the scoop [[http://spoonyexperiment.com/2009/09/10/alone-in-the-dark-noahs-commentary/ here]].


** In the end, it was this hellish production which caused the Walkers to make the next anniversary crossover an anthology, and to swear off anniversary specials entirely until the tenth anniversary in 2018 (which was cancelled after the "Not So Awesome" document sparked a contributor exodus from Channel Awesome and all but destroyed the site). After ''To Boldly Flee'''s release, Channel Awesome put out a newsletter pointing to weather as the deciding factor to stop the troubled anniversary productions, while not owning up into their own gross mismanagement.

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** In the end, it was this hellish production which caused the Walkers to make the next anniversary crossover an anthology, and to swear off anniversary specials entirely until the tenth anniversary in 2018 (which was cancelled after the "Not So Awesome" document sparked a contributor exodus from Channel Awesome and all but destroyed the site). After ''To Boldly Flee'''s ''Boldly'''s release, Channel Awesome put out a newsletter pointing to weather as the deciding factor to stop the troubled anniversary productions, while not owning up into their own gross mismanagement.


** According to Allison, the camaraderie that was present during the earlier anniversary specials was gone by ''To Boldly Flee'', and Doug's humor had become derivative, self-indulgent, sexist, and mean-spirited. Lindsay and Lewis confronted Doug over a scene in the script (of Mechakara assimilating the Nostalgia Chick) that, as originally written, was a prolonged rape joke. Lindsay claimed that Doug couldn't understand how the humor was offensive and only marginally improved the scene before it was filmed.
** Speaking of the script, it wasn't given to most of the cast until right before filming began, barely giving them enough time to read it (its length, due to ''To Boldly Flee'' being a four-hour movie, didn't help matters). The contributors didn't know that Doug was planning to kill off WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic until then, which threw them for a loop because the Critic's absence from TGWTG would negatively affect viewership for their own videos. Doug and Rob constantly bickered throughout the writing process...
** ...which [[HostilityOnTheSet spilled over into filming]] as they repeatedly stopped the shoot to scream at each other over how they wanted to block their scenes. They also fought with [[Creator/DarkMazeStudios Ed Glaser]] (a more experienced professional filmmaker than either of them) when he brought up the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/180-degree_rule 180-degree rule]], causing Ed to vow to never work with them again. Ed was later credited as ''To Boldly Flee'''s Director of Photography despite his protests.

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** According to Allison, the camaraderie that was present during the earlier anniversary specials was gone by ''To Boldly Flee'', ''Boldly'', and Doug's humor had become derivative, self-indulgent, sexist, and mean-spirited. Lindsay and Lewis confronted Doug over a scene in the script (of Mechakara assimilating the Nostalgia Chick) that, as originally written, was a prolonged rape joke. Lindsay claimed that Doug couldn't understand how the humor was offensive and only marginally improved the scene before it was filmed.
** Speaking of the script, it wasn't given to most of the cast until right before filming began, barely giving them enough time to read it (its length, due to ''To Boldly Flee'' ''Boldly'' being a four-hour movie, didn't help matters). The contributors didn't know that Doug was planning to kill off WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic until then, which threw them for a loop because the Critic's absence from TGWTG would negatively affect viewership for their own videos. Doug and Rob constantly bickered throughout the writing process...
** ...which [[HostilityOnTheSet spilled over into filming]] as they repeatedly stopped the shoot to scream at each other over how they wanted to block their scenes. They also fought with [[Creator/DarkMazeStudios Ed Glaser]] (a more experienced professional filmmaker than either of them) when he brought up the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/180-degree_rule 180-degree rule]], causing Ed to vow to never work with them again. Ed was later credited as ''To Boldly Flee'''s ''Boldly'''s Director of Photography despite his protests.



** The ''To Boldly Flee'' [=DVDs=] were put on TGWTG's online store with a release date before Ed even got started making them. Allison contacted CEO Mike Michaud, who told her that it would take two weeks to make them and meet the date. When Allison pointed out that it was possible to make them sooner, Michaud shouted "TWO WEEKS" at her nonsensically over the phone. In the end, Allison and many TGWTG fans never received their [=DVDs=] due to an order mix-up that was never fixed.

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** The ''To Boldly Flee'' ''Boldly'' [=DVDs=] were put on TGWTG's online store with a release date before Ed even got started making them. Allison contacted CEO Mike Michaud, who told her that it would take two weeks to make them and meet the date. When Allison pointed out that it was possible to make them sooner, Michaud shouted "TWO WEEKS" at her nonsensically over the phone. In the end, Allison and many TGWTG fans never received their [=DVDs=] due to an order mix-up that was never fixed.



** On all three DVD commentaries, Doug talks about being a mess, going from guilt over ''Kickassia'', to wanting to quit ''Suburban Knights'', and acknowledging that he was a StepfordSmiler by not eating/sleeping during ''To Boldly Flee'', assuming that was normal when you needed to work. That said, he has never directly apologized to the cast members for how they were treated during the anniversary productions.

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** On all three DVD commentaries, Doug talks about being a mess, going from guilt over ''Kickassia'', to wanting to quit ''Suburban Knights'', ''Knights'', and acknowledging that he was a StepfordSmiler by not eating/sleeping during ''To Boldly Flee'', ''Boldly'', assuming that was normal when you needed to work. That said, he has never directly apologized to the cast members for how they were treated during the anniversary productions.


** As of 2018, The Lost Media Chronicles, the other show on his channel has become this as well. Feeling depressed that his channel was not growing at the rate he wanted (various reasons have been argued as to him refusing to evolve as a video maker and constantly choosing obscure topics). He fell into creative burnout and videos started to be posted infrequently. Even though he was trying to get help from his girlfriend, Amanda (who was clearly not a good match for the series), videos started becoming progressively more delayed. His usual Video Game Month, which happens in May got postponed to August. In June, for reasons yet to be made public (and probably never will be) Randy was let go from the The Lost Media Wiki. The already existing strain became even worse and as of November of 2018, both The Chronicles and his other show Adventures in Vinyl-Land remain dead. It's unknown if or when he will be posting again.

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** As of 2018, The ''The Lost Media Chronicles, the other show on his channel Chronicles'' has become this as well. Feeling depressed that his channel was not growing at the rate he wanted (various reasons have been argued as to him refusing to evolve as a video maker and constantly choosing obscure topics).wanted. He fell into creative burnout and videos started to be posted infrequently. Even though he Randy was trying to get help from his girlfriend, Amanda (who was clearly not a good match for the series), videos started becoming progressively more delayed. His usual Video Game Month, which happens in May May, got postponed to August. In June, for reasons yet to be made public (and probably never will be) Randy was let go from the The Lost Media Wiki. The already existing already-existing strain became even worse and as of and, by November of 2018, both The Chronicles ''Chronicles'' and his other show Adventures ''Adventures in Vinyl-Land Vinyl-Land'' remain dead. It's unknown if or when he will be posting again.


** The cast and crew were given a week to film the four-hour movie, with Doug -- assuming that simply having the equipment and crew would make things go faster -- overworking everyone by scheduling two days' worth of work for each day of shooting. Because of the arguments between Doug and Rob, the shoot quickly fell behind schedule. The contributors became exhausted, with [[Creator/BradJones Jillian Zurawski]] unable to shoot a lightsaber duel that was subsequently struck from the script. After a particularly grueling eighteen-hour shoot, the cast were only given three hours of sleep before being asked to shoot the closing party scene.

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** The cast and crew were given a week to film the four-hour movie, for filming, with Doug -- assuming that simply having the equipment and crew would make things go faster -- overworking everyone by scheduling two days' worth of work for each day of shooting. Because of the arguments between Doug and Rob, the shoot quickly fell behind schedule. The contributors became exhausted, with [[Creator/BradJones Jillian Zurawski]] unable to shoot a lightsaber duel that was subsequently struck from the script. After a particularly grueling eighteen-hour shoot, the cast were only given three hours of sleep before being asked to shoot the closing party scene.


** On-set injuries continued to be an issue. During filming, Elisa of Team [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick NChick]] was duct-taped to a wall and began to feel light headed, requiring them to take her down and just wrap her in a blanket secured with tape for the scene. (Elisa later debunked rumors she passed out on set.) WebVideo/BennettTheSage, Iron Liz, and Orlando all suffered stunt-related injuries which Creator/AllisonPregler later blamed on a lack of safety precautions. After Liz's knee was stomped in by Orlando, she alleged that Rob withheld ice from her unless she signed a contract absolving TGWTG of liability for the injury.
** This wasn't the only problem Liz was forced to deal with. She was recruited as a production assistant, but as she was considered [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Lewis Lovhaug]]'s guest and not "talent", she was: roped into providing transportation for the cast when the Walkers came up short on vehicles; was kept from having coffee or lunch, leading to her getting constantly hungry; forbidden from having off days or participating in group photos and the wrap party; and did not receive compensation or even thanks for her work on the movie.

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** On-set injuries continued to be an issue. During filming, Elisa of Team [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick NChick]] was duct-taped to a wall and began to feel light headed, requiring them to take her down and a9nd just wrap her in a blanket secured with tape for the scene. (Elisa later debunked rumors she passed out on set.) WebVideo/BennettTheSage, Iron Liz, and Orlando all suffered stunt-related injuries which Creator/AllisonPregler later blamed on a lack of safety precautions. After Liz's knee was stomped in by Orlando, she alleged that Rob withheld ice from her unless she signed a contract absolving TGWTG of liability for the injury.
** This wasn't the only problem Liz was forced to deal with. She was recruited as a production assistant, but as she was considered [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Lewis Lovhaug]]'s Creator/LewisLovhaug's guest and not "talent", she was: roped into providing transportation for the cast when the Walkers came up short on vehicles; was kept from having coffee or lunch, leading to her getting constantly hungry; forbidden from having off days or participating in group photos and the wrap party; and did not receive compensation or even thanks for her work on the movie.



** Speaking of the script, it wasn't given to most of the cast until right before filming began, barely giving them enough time to read it. The contributors didn't know that Doug was planning to kill off WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic until then, which threw them for a loop because the Critic's absence from TGWTG would negatively affect their viewership. Doug and Rob constantly bickered throughout the writing process...

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** Speaking of the script, it wasn't given to most of the cast until right before filming began, barely giving them enough time to read it. it (its length, due to ''To Boldly Flee'' being a four-hour movie, didn't help matters). The contributors didn't know that Doug was planning to kill off WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic until then, which threw them for a loop because the Critic's absence from TGWTG would negatively affect viewership for their viewership.own videos. Doug and Rob constantly bickered throughout the writing process...

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