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When a TV show I'm watching gets cancelled on a cliffhanger or with unresolved plot threads, I imagine that the reason they didn't tell the story is because everything worked out in the worst way possible.. Death, gloom, despair, romantic tragedy... all options are on the table. This also works for cancelled comic lines or movie franchises.

 

So let's hear yours. How did things go terribly wrong for the TV shows that ended too soon?

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Titan Maximun, a mid 2000s parody of Voltron made by Seth Green in a stop motion style much like Robot Chicken.  The series effectively ended after the bad guy succeeded in his evil plot, but Seth decided not to continue the series since Robot Chicken was way more successful.

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The best platform to watch a show before it gets deleted is Hulu, in my opinion. Hulu is a well-known premium streaming service in the US that provides live and on-demand television and movies, with and without advertisements. Especially if you invest in this platform's stock, you get special benefits. If you want to know more, you should read here https://timthomas.co/hulu-stock/. Hulu has attracted investors because of its 10.7 million American members in 2019 and 2020. So it's clear that it brings cool profit.

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"... And I'd kill to get away; I'd die to make my own way.  And I'd lose to celebrate;  I'd win to see the good days.  And I'll never stop the fighting, so bring to me your worst.

I'll never stop believing that I could rule the world one day ..."

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X-Files: they discover they're both aliens who were abducted and brainwashed by the government.

 

While Mulder falls into a deep paranoiac depression, unable to believe what the Truth turned out to be, the show ends with a montage set to Joan Jett's Light Of Day, as Scully smashes her way into the Oval Office, throws the President out through a window onto the lawn, and declares herself Empress Of Earth, uniting all nations against enemies both alien and domestic...

 

...wait, that's the happy ending.

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6 hours ago, InvaderStych said:

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Just when it was getting good, too.

 

 

 

There's an old 1980s show, Otherworld...only lasted 6 episodes or so.  Probably the highlight was Mark Lenard (original Sarek on Star Trek) playing a villainous military commander one episode.   The premise was that a family got "off the rails" on a tour of Eqypt in their Earth and stumbled upon a chamber hiding a portal to a parallel universe.  Entrance to the chamber triggered the portal.  Arriving, they found a parallel Earth ruled by a fascist-like government, about 75 to 100 years more advanced than their Earth. They also heard rumors of ancient markers showing a path that men from another world used find another portal to return to their homeworld, richer and with knowledge that they used to conquer and rule.  The family realizes this must be how a certain ruling dynasties came to be in their own world, and that the path is probably their way home, too.  They set out to discover the path then follow it crossing zones (the government isolated people to zones, requiring special passes to travel between them) and realizing they'll have to learn an advanced technology and different cultural concepts in order to blend in and survive.

 

Pretty cool concept, just never given the chance to build an audience.  In light of cancellation, it's pretty easy to assume the family was eventually captured or destroyed.

 

(I do hope someone will reboot the concept someday.)

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There's an old 1980s show, Otherworld...only lasted 6 episodes or so.

 

I think I remember watching that, as a kid.  If it's the one I'm thinking of, the episode that really stuck in my brain is the one where the family goes into a supermarket and the shelves are just stocked with canned goods with plain black and white generic labels that said things like "Vegetables" and "Meat".

 

A member of the family (the father?  Son?) asks a nearby clerk who is stocking the shelves, "Hey- what kind of meat is that?"  The clerk gives him a sort of annoyed/perplexed look and replies, "What do you mean what "kind" of meat?  It's MEAT."  Then returns to stocking the shelves.  😂

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5 hours ago, Techwright said:

Just when it was getting good, too.

 

Yup.  Such a solid cliffhanger at the end and then ..... nothing. 😞 One of those shows I would like to re-watch, but knowing that it gets cut down in its prime sort of sours that desire.  Strathairn just delivers, every time.  Hmm... Maybe it's time to re-watch Good Night, and Good Luck.

 

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"... And I'd kill to get away; I'd die to make my own way.  And I'd lose to celebrate;  I'd win to see the good days.  And I'll never stop the fighting, so bring to me your worst.

I'll never stop believing that I could rule the world one day ..."

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On 3/31/2021 at 1:31 PM, Starjammer05 said:

When a TV show I'm watching gets cancelled on a cliffhanger or with unresolved plot threads

 

Then it's probably because it was a good show that I got interested in (and they didn't already make a few episodes/seasons in advanced). So on that note: My Bad!

 

Hence why I normally watch things after they've had a chance now a days.

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Despite Netflix being the NCsoft of series cancellations I got hooked on 'Messiah'. Sadly, due to the pandemic and mostly international filming it got the axe at the end of the Season 1.

 

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