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Speculative Fiction series which must build their entire "world" for the viewer in particular do better with a Pilot Movie. In addition, by advertising it as a movie, a network can hype up the pilot and gauge the reaction without having to commit to showing any additional episodes. Quite often an ordinary pilot that was not picked up first time round is repackaged as a Made-for-TV Movie in an attempt to recoup costs, and a good audience reaction can lead to a series after all.
An unsuccessful Pilot Movie can become an Amelia Earhart — "the pilot that was never seen again".
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Sometimes the studio will be so impressed by the movie that it will be released theatrically — while still serving as a pilot for a series. This is especially common with anime , where the pilot may be designed from the start to be shown in theaters. Contrast: Poorly Disguised Pilot a redirect of this trope name, Backdoor Pilot, can also be used to describe pilot movies.
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Follow TV Tropes. You need to login to do this. Get Known if you don't have an account. Digimon Adventure has a short Anime movie, unusually released a week before the series itself; it was set four years earlier and starred a younger Taichi and Hikari, and its events are later stated to be the reason why the eight heroes are The Chosen Ones.
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It was eventually dubbed as part one of Digimon : The Movie , and it was arguably the part that fared the best in translation. Dragon Ball : The first series had a pilot movie for the American run. Funimation used "Curse of the Blood Rubies" as the pilot to sell the series. Kimagure Orange Road 's pilot was a TV special loosely based on one of the chapters in the manga. Ultra Maniac started out with a one-off OVA pilot before getting picked up for a full episode series. Robotech had a pilot movie entitled Codename: Robotech , basically an extended edition of the Clip Show episode "Gloval's Report" taking bits from the first part of the Macross Saga.
It was released on home video in the UK and barring a release of the first two episodes was pretty much the only Robotech Brits got to see until The '90s. Films — Live-Action. Some sequences, such as the performance of "Gimme Some Money" are lifted from the original short film. Inverted with the movie Zombie Land. The plot, premise, and characters were all written with the intent of being a series, but was instead greenlit as a film. Live-Action TV. The first season of Lexx comprises four telemovies. Wesley Snipes and Dean Cain 's Futuresport , with its end sequence where a sportscaster talks about Dean Cain's character a former player becoming the coach of an FS team.
The pilot film for the series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century went to theatres instead of TV.
With an incredibly Fan Servicey opening credits sequence not shown on the TV series. One weird example is Us , a Pilot Movie that really wasn't. It was meant to be a normal pilot for a new series for Michael Landon, but was converted to a movie when Landon died after production. To this day it is syndicated as part of a movie package to stations as opposed to being cut into two parts for the series.
Due South began with a Pilot Movie, about a Canadian Mountie arriving in Chicago on the trail of his estranged father's killer. It later became a series, with a few cast changes and a slight retooling in tone the movie was much more serious than the series tended to be, even with the Fish out of Water premise.
Summarizing the pilot film's plot to explain why a Canadian Mountie was partnered with a Chicago detective became a Running Gag on the series proper. Borderline example: The first pilot of Firefly , called Serenity like the later actual movie , was the length of a Pilot Movie. Fox, who wanted a more action-based pilot than a story-driven one, asked for a new one, and so The Train Job was written in haste over a weekend and then became the show's pilot episode.
In one of Fox's last bits of Executive Meddling that plagued the series, Serenity was eventually aired last.
The series' preferred running order was the one eventually released to DVD. Arrested Development also had a feature-length pilot, but had a half-hour reduced cut as well.