Crossovers that never happened but you wish would

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by The Borgified Corpse, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. wamdue

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    so fictional characters are not limited to the "verse" they were first created in without the two verses merging into one? could the characters on CSI Miami watch an episode of CSI NY?
     
  2. Allyn Gibson

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    I don't see why not. There's an episode of The X-Files with an X-Files movie, for instance. :)
     
  3. Aragorn

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    The movie SWAT had the stars playing the characters from the TV show... yet they watched SWAT on TV and knew the SWAT theme.
     
  4. BoxWhatBox

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    CSI/Scooby-Doo (and the entire scooby gang).
     
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    No. It doesn't prove anything at all.

    Look at all this Tommy Westphall crap, for example. Taking the final scene of St. Elsewhere on its face, and accepting that the mere presence of a character is evidence of crossover, about 90% of all TV series in existence would be linked, through that one character. Just sharing a character is not enough to prove a link. You've got to have regular, scheduled crossovers. Like L&O and Homicide.

    No, that wouldn't make any sense.
     
  7. T'Girl

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    Favorite actual cross-over was X-files and the show COPS !

    - Lost and the movie Waterworld, when the Mariner final finds dry land, it's the island.
    - CSI (Las Vegas) and Hannibal, sequal to Silence of the Lambs. Dr. Lector is up to his old ways in sin city.
    - TOS and Alien, there was a superior animation on you-tube. I want live action now.
    - Highlander and US Marshal Samuel Gerard, Tommy Lee Jones's charactor from a couple of movies, MacCloud been leaving headless bodys all over america and the world. They never really got into the police response to what must of been, with all immortals, thousands of corpses. Gerard is a bulldog, he doesn't stop. Might get a CSI out of Duncan too.
    - Burn Notice and Miami Vice, Micheal and Sonny must meet.


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  8. wamdue

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    thats a point. SWAT seems to reset itself into a verse, where the SWAT TV show exisits
     
  9. Scroogourner

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    The season opener of Fringe had X-files showing on a TV in the beginning and later the "X" department was mentioned in the congressional hearing. So, fiction and fact in the same show?
     
  10. Vendikarr

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    Take a page from Stargate SG-1. When the series in the series Wormhole X-treme was being made, the Air Force let it.. plausable deniability. In a reality where the X division exists, letting a series be made about it is the perfect cover for it's operations.
     
  11. The Borgified Corpse

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    Perhaps. But remember that Law & Order gives us a very limited view of their world. We rarely ever see anything that doesn't directly deal with the case at hand. Even details about the characters' personal lives are rare & incidental. (For god sake, we didn't even know Serena Southerlyn was a lesbian until her final scene on the series!) So just because we don't see evidence of alien invasions on Law & Order doesn't mean they don't happen.

    Also, on Doctor Who, it seems like every time one of these invasions happens, the people try very hard to forget about it the minute it's over and act like it never happened until the next invasion. (I suspect UNIT or Torchwood has access to a neuralizer from Men in Black.)

    It makes it less likely but not impossible. Although they are owned by the same company now, Homicide and Law & Order were owned by separate companies at the time their crossovers were made. A difference in production companies also didn't prevent John Munch's cameo on The X-Files.

    When was he on Arrested Development?

    The Sesame Street cameo was hilarious! You have not truly seen John Munch until you've seen him in Muppet form!

    I guess this helps explain why he's barely on Law & Order: SVU any more. He's too busy making crossover appearances on every other TV show ever made! (Next I'm hoping to see him digitally inserted into a remastered episode of Bonanza.)

    A fear of those 2 universes merging is one of the reasons why Gene Roddenberry decanonized The Animated Series.
     
  12. Allyn Gibson

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    Third season. Richard Belzer appeared as himself in "Save Our Bluths," and then Munch appeared in either the next episode or the one after that.

    Tobias had been arrested, and the police had come up with an idea for a sting operation on the Bluths. They put Tobias in a program where criminals made collages; the idea was that by making a collage, he would subconsciously reveal secret details of what the Bluths were up to. The person in charge of this sting operation? John Munch.
     
  13. wamdue

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    well Torchwood: Children of Earth, talks about the effects of all the alien invasions on the residents of the Whoverse, and its not like society is just going to forget the Cyberman/Ghost thing, it was a massive part of popular culture, it was featured as a storyline in Eastenders, unless Torchwood block those episodes from being repeated, its always going to be there.