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Queen's Gambit - S1-E5

Trivia: Cameron meets a prototype robot that smiles and waves at her in in the exhibition outside the chess tournament. Briefly visible on its control screen, alongside basic commands, is the word "BladeRunner", a reference to the classic sci-fi film which also features a dystopian future populated by humanoid robots.

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Blake - S4-E13

Trivia: It's not every day you can shoot your wife in front of millions of witnesses and get away with it. Klyn, the woman behind the console who sounds the alarm before Avon shoots her, was played by Paul Darrow's real-life wife, Janet Lees Price.

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Trivia: Walter Koenig's recurring Psi Corps character, Bester, was named in honor of science fiction writer Alfred Bester, who coined the term "psi cop" in one of his many novels about psychic manipulation.

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The Forms of Things Unknown - S1-E32

Trivia: This is the only Outer Limits episode that lacks both opening and closing narration. It was absent because "Forms" was the unsold pilot for a series called The Unknown. A second version, stripped of all its supernatural elements (Tone was simply a mad scientist, not a real time traveler), also failed to sell.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Trivia: The name of Byers' father is Bertram. In The X Files episode, "The Unusual Suspects," Byers tells the police that his name is John Fitzgerald Byers, born on 11/22/63, and that before JFK's assassination, his parents were going to name him Bertram.

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Trivia: The episode titled, "Dexter's Rude Removal" was never aired on the Cartoon Network because of inappropriate content. However, it has been shown in comic conventions and in private viewing. This is currently (as of January 2004) the only Dexter episode to never air on the Cartoon Network.

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Trivia: The same actor who portrays Principal Hackett also plays Curtis the Caveman.

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Trivia: The anime TV series, originally scheduled to debut on Japanese television in October 2001, was delayed in respect for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States. The Japanese release of an anime TV series about teenagers fighting international terrorists was considered tactless so soon after the attacks against the U.S. by international terrorists. It was released January 8, 2002, three months after its originally announced premier date.

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Trivia: The call sign for the mobile command center is SHIELD 616. Earth-616 is the name for the primary universe in Marvel comics.

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Trivia: Richard Gunn's character was nicknamed 'Skectchy" but is 'real' name was Alvin Simon Theodore- the same as the three cartoon chipmunks. Also Normal's name on the show was Reagan Ronald after former president Ronald Reagan.

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Trivia: Nero, the pet "hairy caterpillar creature" of Baron Greenback speaks in a strange gibberish. In fact this 'gibberish' is a recording of David Jason (who also provided the voice of Dangermouse, amongst others) albeit it speeded up and played backwards.

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Trivia: Only mentioned in one episode early in the series, Steve Austin's least-referenced superhuman power was his ability to hold his breath for extraordinary lengths of time. Steve's phenomenal breath-holding ability was due to the fact that, even though he had two normal lungs, he had a much smaller circulatory system than a normal human being. Also, the Steve Austin in Martin Caidin's original book, "Cyborg," had an entire array of weapons, flares, communications gear, retractable swim fins, and scuba tanks built into his bionic body.

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