Over the past year, Keri and I have been watching many series on Netflix, including Community, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, Stargate SG-1, to name a few. As our repertoire grew, so did our recognition of regulars and extras. We started trying to piece together coherent back-stories for all of the extras across the series. Of course, we had to take a few liberties here and there with the air dates of episodes in the series. Here are a few examples – and possible spoilers for series and movies both new and old, read at your own risk!
- Abed Nadir (Danny Pudi) from Community completes his diploma/degree and joins S.H.I.E.L.D. in time for Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier as some level of technician/operator
- Warren Mears (Adam Busch), Andrew Wells (Tom Lenk), and Jonathan Levinson (Danny Strong) from Buffy the Vampire Slayer all appear in House, M.D. to be treated by Doctor House, presumably before they become the big bad wannabes
- Captain James Biggs (Hugh Laurie) in Street Kings is shot in the thigh while on duty, and decides to become a doctor and titular character in House, M.D.
- Kumar Patel (Kal Penn) from the Harold & Kumar movies completes his med school finally, and gets a job as a diagnostician under Dr. House in House, M.D.
- Jayne Cobb (Adam Baldwin) in Firefly and Serenity has many relatives (that look exactly like him) on Earth-That-Was from many gun-toting backgrounds: Colonel Dave Dixon (Stargate SG-1), Colonel John Casey (Chuck), Special Agent Jamie Kenton (Bones), Dutch (Halo 3: ODST), etc.
- Dr. Gary Meyes (Richard Kind) assists with the Stargate program in Stargate before developing PTSD from working on the top-secret project. He then becomes a hypochondriac, treated regularly by Doctors Cox (John C. McGinley) and Dorian (Zach Braff) in Scrubs
- Ben Chang (Ken Jeong), the notorious El Chino Tigre of Greendale (Community), former Spanish professor, security guard, tyrant, and student, graduates and gets a job at Accuretta Systems, before Laserbeak (possibly sent by the Air Conditioner Repair School) ends him in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
Those are a few examples of stories I’ve attempted at joining, and I won’t even get into the cameos from Doctor Who in Doctor Who. Do you have any examples you would like to share? Comment below!
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