Although production values can be characterized as low, RP productions can be credited with a number of innovations. 1) Through the use of ground-breaking special effects with Flat Earth Productions, viewers encounter sophisticated special effects usually only seen in feature length films. 2) With striking natural settings in New Zealand, RP has encouraged its directors to incorporate cinematic filming techniques and camera angles. To bring this level of special effects and cinematic techniques to a weekly television program is certainly an innovation and a production challenge.