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  1. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    If you're going to watch The Riches, you have to start from the pilot or it will make absolutely no sense what-so-ever. The first couple of episodes are hard to watch....as you have to adjust to Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver speaking in hick southern accents...but after that it's pretty watchable.

    D'
  2. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    Just watch "Dress to Kill" a few times and fast-forward to the parts where Izzard does his shamelessly awful JFK voice... "peeple of Burlinn"
  3. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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    Is the Jeff Vader bit in that one or "Definite Article"? Now I'll have to watch them both again. So sad. And by that I mean, awesome!

    -Haz
    "Covered in bees!"
  4. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    The English language one is on "Glorious"... I think. Maybe "Definite Article." Tho if you have the "Dress to Kill" DVD, there's a subtitled French performance in the Extras with the "Steve Vader" bit, which adds a whole additional level of oddity
  5. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    Watched the first three episodes of Showtime's "Dexter" (Netflix online) to see what all the hype's about. Eh, the show is boring and suffers greatly from pacing problems. The premise is silly as well, they're trying to make the lead a "sympathetic psycho" but he's not enough of either to make his character interesting. It's not dark enough to be dark and it's not funny enough to be funny. The lead is watchable but everyone else on the show's acting is terrible, except for Geoffrey Pierson of course, who has the "tough as nails, buck-stops-here" TV Police commander in his DNA. The one, arcing plot-line of the season isn't intriguing at all, and the episodic sub-plots are pretty ho-hum as well.

    D'
  6. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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    Well, I like it!
  7. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    Well, Dexter does kill Denise Crosby I can't hate anyone who kills Denise Crosby....can anyone.

    D'
  8. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    "Dexter" is on my list of Things That Sound Totally Awesome When A Pal Describes It To You, But Then Turn Out To Not Be Nearly As Good As They Could/Should Be

    Also on this list:

    Aqua Teen
    "8mm"
    Buffy Season 6
    Preacher (the comic book)
    Wendy's "Baconator"
    Christina Ricci
    All-Star Superman

    "Chalk up another victory to the human spirit."
  9. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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    Torchwood bows out and the Doctor returns. Good stuff, good stuff.

    Oh, and a little thing called BATTLESTAR FRAKKING GALACTICA!
  10. kosure Force Ghost

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    What'd everyone think of the Battlestar premiere?
  11. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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    Ho.

    Lee.

    Frak.

    I've had an epiphany.

    The third faction, the "ship of lights", the angels...they've been here all along. In "Maelstrom" when the Leoban was showing Starbuck her dying mother, she turns to him and says, "You're not Leoban", to which he replied, "I never said I was." That's when I started to think that this third faction existed, that there was some other force guiding the fate of the humans. It all fits, they have brought in so many elements from the original series that it almost seems ludicrous that they wouldn't include this one as well. Then Kara comes back from seemingly being blown up, in a pristine, "resurrected" Viper with knowledge of where Earth is (exactly like Starbuck, Apollo, and Sheba did after THEIR visit with the Ship of Lights in the original series). So I started thinking...Baltar's head-Six...Six's head-Baltar...it's them, they are 'angels' too, and have been from the start.

    It's all so perfectly clear, I can't believe I haven't seen it before now. And it makes me wonder how it's all going to play out. They have been guiding and manipulating things from the beginning, and not always in a way that their "hosts" agree with. Will they ever be revealed for what they are? What happens when everyone realizes they have been led and fiddled with? Belief in "God's will", or anger at having been manipulated?

    We've had human civil war, now cylon civil war. When Six, Baltar and Starbuck found out that they haven't been hallucinating, that these beings are real and have been playing with them, will humans and cylons come together with their angel protectors and have a happy-happy-joy-joy time on Earth? Or will human and cylon join forces to fight off the Hosts of Heaven, the messengers from the One True God, so they can forge their own destiny?

    And what's up with everyone's right eye? A clue to the final cylon model? I think so.
  12. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    The newest "30Rock" was pretty good, though there's no way it could have lived up to the anticipation caused by the writers' strike delay. The weekly column over at The AV Club suggests that the show is slow out of the gate and really shines best once it's settled into a good pace. Seeing as how the premiere episode, the 2nd season premiere and this week's ep were all kinda stuttering, it's as good a theory as any. Still a lot of funny stuff, not least of which were the Cathy joke and "we no longer want to hit that".


    It's also time to officially put "My Name is Earl" on the "do not watch" list. We'd been sporadically keeping up with it every few weeks (missing an ep, watching two, etc) and Earl's time in prison was pretty entertaining for the first few episodes, but the most recent installments have been beyond awful, with no laughs at all except for the occasional Crabman line. Too bad, it was a heck of a good time for a while there.


    "No one starts a meth lab in their parents' kitchen with anything but the best of intentions."
  13. darthgoat Jedi Master

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    Yeah Earl has really gone downhill in this season.

    Still, I hope Milf Island gets picked up. For the record, I liked Deborah better than Deborah. I'm just saying she played the game better IMO.
  14. Hawk-Bat Jedi Master

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    new season of Deadliest Catch starts tonight!
  15. Mos_Eisleian_Radio FanForce CR Secretary Chicago IL US

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    I just saw "Exit Wounds," the second season finale of Torchwood.

    OH.

    MY.

    GOD.

    I thought my jaw couldn't have dropped any lower than after last night's episode of Battlestar Galactica, but I was wrong. I'm not sure where they're going to go from here.

    Phil
  16. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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    I had the opposite reaction, with BSG getting my +1 WTF vote for this week. I mean, after they killed Owen, it's not like they could keep him around for very long. It was humorous that he couldn't drink anything because his digestive tract wasn't working, but if he couldn't heal when he got hurt, he really should have been decomposing. I am sad about Tosh, though.

    Maybe the sting was mollified by the Doctor starting up at the same time. I don't like Catherine Tate, though. Not at all.
  17. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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    Speaking of BSG, did anyone else notice that there was an object in Starbuck's painting that looked A LOT like the Ship of Lights from the old series?
  18. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    Hey, remember that time that on that one show where that guy did like the coolest thing ever in the history of cool stuff?

    [image=http://208.116.9.205/10/graphics/pics/11518/Knightrider_turbo.gif]

    Bosh
  19. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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    You're thinking of Mr. Wizard.
  20. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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  21. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    Resisting the urge to turn this into a "I remember that show" chatfest, I just want to say that Inhumanoids' fairly imaginative grotesquenesses (christ, should I trust Firefox when it says that's a real word?) set it apart from most of the other bland crap on TV at around the same time. Unfortunately, for every person who somewhat fondly remembers Inhumanoids, there are probably fifty who cling to the nostalgic idea that ThunderCats was anything other than a steaming pile of crap, one of any number of shows cranked out along the same 80s template of after-school timer-wasters. Get the Lion-o and his buddies wet, and suddenly they're TigerSharks. Put a set of metal wings on them, and bam: SilverHawks. Replace "evolved felines" with "evolved lizards"... DinoSaucers.

    "D'Compoooossseee"
  22. darthgoat Jedi Master

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    Inhumanoids was great. My brother and I each had one of the big Inhumanoids and they were hella cool. We had the green tentacle monster and that bronzy demon monster. Man those were awesome.
  23. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    Lost- It just keeps getting better and better. Depending on how it ends really pitting this season against Season One for awesomeness (and that's saying a lot).

    D'
  24. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Well, I tried a

    Deal or No Deal


    post elsewhere and little interest was generated.


    duh,

    perhaps I should have said

    STAR WARS deal or no deal

    [image=http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/MusicTrooper/South%20Bend/NUP_130150_0238.jpg]

  25. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    Oof. Is there a keyboard command for "slowly shaking my head in resigned disbelief"?
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