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Tripping the Rift

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by JediTrilobite, Jan 15, 2006.

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  1. JediTrilobite

    JediTrilobite Jedi Master star 7

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    Anyone a fan of Tripping the Rift, which has accurately been called South Park in Space?

    [image=http://kazbd.co.uk/3DAnimations/tripping_the_rift_01.jpg]

    Certainly a sketchy show at times, but hilarious.
     
  2. ObiWan506

    ObiWan506 Former Head Admin star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's one of those extremely dumb shows that is so dumb, it's funny. I think it's okay.
     
  3. weezer

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    It is incredible inconsistant. One weeks its kind of funny the next week its not very funny at all. Overall I still enjoy it. Got the first season on DVD and I've got the new episodes set up on Tivo but it still isn't ground breaking or really all that funny, just enjoyable.

    The whole "South Park in _____" thing is getting a little old though. Seems like for nine years thats how they've described any and every "adult" or even semi-adult cartoon. You'd think they could come up with something better by now.
     
  4. dragonsith13

    dragonsith13 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I think this show is funny... I watch it when I am having a late night.
     
  5. Siths_Revenge

    Siths_Revenge Jedi Youngling star 7

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    No. The show sucks. Why do people watch this crap?
     
  6. DorkmanScott

    DorkmanScott Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I loved the original short film that got the series greenlit (though it took easily 5 or 6 years to actually be produced). Never seen the series itself.

    M. Scott
     
  7. weezer

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    They are absolutely nothing alike.
     
  8. JediTrilobite

    JediTrilobite Jedi Master star 7

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    They have a couple similarities.
     
  9. Sn4tcH

    Sn4tcH Jedi Master star 4

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    They added a lot of new for the series... and the humor in the short seemed a bit more, subtle? That's not the right word. Maybe not so much shocking as it tries to be on the show.
     
  10. JediTrilobite

    JediTrilobite Jedi Master star 7

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    Yeah, the show doesn't have fullblown nudity in it, but it comes close
     
  11. dragonsith13

    dragonsith13 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I do not know why some of you think this show is so bad... I think some of it is funny, how they incorperate a lot of current issues into them and turn them so upside down.

    Like the totally gay planet with the leader being model after the New Jersey Governor who came out of the closet, that was pretty funny.
     
  12. weezer

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Well obviously they are similar. It was effectively the pilot episode. One was funny though and the other mildly amusing.
     
  13. Darth_Duck

    Darth_Duck Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I've enjoyed it when I've had the chance to see it.
     
  14. MasterP

    MasterP Jedi Master star 7

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    No, I'm not a fan. I saw one episode and found it to be pretty stupid.
    The plots seem to be pretty lame.
     
  15. -RebelScum-

    -RebelScum- Jedi Master star 6

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    It is average.

    [hl=green]-The Scummy-[/hl]
     
  16. weezer

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    [link=http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=5042]Here[/link] is the cover for the second season DVD release.
     
  17. weezer

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Anyone pick up the DVD today?

    I had forgotten it came out today. I was looking at my DVR recordings and noticed there was a lot of Tripping the Rift scheduled for today but I couldn't figure out why until I got the e-mail from Amazon saying they shipped season 2.

    Now my question is why does Sci-Fi constantly do that?
     
  18. Rebel_Padawan

    Rebel_Padawan Jedi Master star 4

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    Never heard of it.
     
  19. Lord_NoONE

    Lord_NoONE Jedi Master star 5

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    I saw one episode of this a while ago. I wasn't overly impressed by it. In fact, I found it quite underwhelming.
     
  20. JediTrilobite

    JediTrilobite Jedi Master star 7

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    Hm, that seems like a fast release for season 2. I wonder if they've upped it for a third season.
     
  21. weezer

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Don't know. I haven't heard anything and I found more then a few sites that says it hasn't been picked up but those were all written around the time that SG-1 was announced for renewal so they're a bit old.

    Its been six months so its not really that rushed of a DVD release. It is kind of a bad sign (depending on how you look at it) that it wasn't released as a set up for a third season (which is what you usually see).

    It did well enough raiting wise for Sci-Fi so I wouldn't be surprised to see it back again. It probably depends on what they've got new and maybe they released it at this time to check sales before going for a 3rd.
     
  22. Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa

    Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa Jedi Youngling star 6

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    I've never really liked this. It's not terrible, I just don't like it.
     
  23. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I like it, but I hardly ever watch the show.
     
  24. ObiWan506

    ObiWan506 Former Head Admin star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I watched 2 minutes last night and found myself thinking, "what a stupid show". It seems to center around sex. Almost every joke/situation/event/character is related to, or has something to do with, sex.
     
  25. Lord_NoONE

    Lord_NoONE Jedi Master star 5

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    But sex IS beautiful. Ergo Tripping the Rift=beautiful? ;)
     
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