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Amph Absolute Worst Cliffhangers

Discussion in 'Community' started by I Are The Internets, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I got my brother-in-law into BSG, he's into the first few episodes of Season 4 right now. We were hiking together yesterday and it was all I could do to bite my tongue and not tip him off. Can't wait to see his reaction.
     
  2. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The absolute worst cliffhanger in the history of the written word is
     
  3. Adam of Nuchtern

    Adam of Nuchtern Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  4. Dingo

    Dingo Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yeah.

    The inverse of this was Millennuim's second season ending. What would have been an interesting way to end a series early becomes a crap cliffhanger where they killed all but 3 major characters when they were given a third season late.
     
  5. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

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  6. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost star 8

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    YES THANK YOU. There were some decent moments in the first season but overall I never understood the hype.
     
  7. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    To think that that shot of everyone standing around on Earth looking utterly crushed almost became the last shot of the series.
     
  8. Grievousdude

    Grievousdude Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm in the middle of watching that show right now. I'm at Season 5 the last season. Apparently Spider Man Unlimited follows on but also ends in a cliffhanger.
     
  9. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    RDM talked about that in the podcast too, didn't seem to upset by the prospect. He's a sick man.

    Moving on to other shows/books I've become obsessed with, I am very much looking forward to GRR Martin's death well before the final two books come out.
     
  10. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I mean I liked Zachery Quinto's character. I hated the cheerleader, and Hiro was absolutely irritating. Actually, I hated every single character in the show except for Sylar.
     
  11. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    I love the 90's Spiderman series but yeah that was a terrible ending. There was supposed to be another season I think. Something about going back in time. Spider-Man Unlimited was not as good so it was cancelled after the 2nd season.
     
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  12. Grievousdude

    Grievousdude Jedi Master star 4

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    What about the New Animated Series? I haven't seen any of that show yet but I know it has finished.
     
  13. darth-sinister

    darth-sinister Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The show was cancelled. That's why. The plan was to do another season with Peter searching for MJ and finding Carnage as Jack the Ripper, in 1888 London. But the show was cancelled and showrunner John Sempler said that he opted to end it with Peter meeting his creator and then going off with Madme Web, because meeting Stan Lee and understanding the point of his hero's journey, was more important than reuniting with MJ. "Spider-Man Unlimited" was designed to take place after all that. It had good ratings, but the success of "Pokemon" and "Digimon" hurt the show. It initially aired for four episodes in the fall of 1999, before going on hiatus and resuming in January of 01 and burning off the rest of the completed episodes.
     
  14. BootlegVader

    BootlegVader Jedi Master star 4

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    Carnivale's ending because it just ended without any closure on its mythology as it was untimely canceled by HBO.
     
  15. -polymath-

    -polymath- SFF:F/TV Trivia Host star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    Rome Season 2. Pullo walks off with the boy? That's it? What about Vorenus? Is he dead or what? Maybe not a horrible cliffhanger but a sad ending, imo.
     
  16. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    It wasn't cancelled... that was the 5th or 6th season, and the 65th episode, and no FOX shows back then got more than 65 episodes. I know the creators said that's what they would do if FOX decided to make an exception for them, but that ending really was supposed to be the finale.

    I know the message was supposed to be "Spider-Man saved all reality, and is the best Spider-Man of every dimension, and he's finally happy with who he is and what he's done even if he never finds MJ again" but still, Madame Webb should have just presented him with MJ at the end.

    But even then, finding MJ wouldn't change that Peter married her clone and is a widower, and the real MJ won't remember all that happened between him and her clone (like revealing his identity, the proposal, marriage, honeymoon, etc.)

    And Spider-Man Unlimited was hardly related to the original series. That was an aberration :p
     
  17. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    The Silver Surfer series that aired on FOX in the late '90s ended on one doozy of an unresolved cliffhanger: Thanos succeeding in destroying the universe!

    I hated how the Adult Swim series Stroker and Hoop ended (The main characters dying due to a villain's plot), but then I learned how the creators planned to resolve it if Adult Swim picked it up for another season, so I felt somewhat relieved, although the part about the characters inadvertently killing God left me :rolleyes:, despite myself being rather agnostic in my own personal beliefs.
     
  18. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I wasn't a fan of the Assassin's Creed III ending mainly because I wanted complete closure dammit.
     
  19. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    How did you even see that cartoon? As I recall, it literally got yanked off the air after part 2 of the pilot. I couldn't find it anywhere in the listings, and it was bad enough that it seemed plausible they would do something like that.
     
  20. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Now watch ladies and gentlemen as DantheJedi leaves Wocky on a cliffhanger by never responding to him in regards to his query![face_devil]
     
  21. BootlegVader

    BootlegVader Jedi Master star 4

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    [​IMG]

    "Mac and Me"

    They promised they would be back, yet they never returned.:_|
     
  22. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    In many ways, The Matrix Revolutions has a cliffhanger of an ending since the machines are still around and everyone is ****ed.
     
  23. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    You mean the Desmond story? That was damn annoying.
     
  24. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Yup. I fear that the story is going to become more and more nonsensical after each game progresses.
     
  25. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    Red Dwarf