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2013-01-02 07:18:16 AM  
nice
 
2013-01-02 07:58:55 AM  
Nice headline subs, +1
 
2013-01-02 08:41:28 AM  
Allow me to be the first to say "I don't get it."
 
2013-01-02 08:42:06 AM  
I forget why I was going to +1 this.
 
2013-01-02 08:43:00 AM  

jack21221: Allow me to be the first to say "I don't get it."


Don't get what?
 
2013-01-02 08:43:25 AM  

jack21221: Allow me to be the first to say "I don't get it."


Silence, you ignoramus.
 
2013-01-02 08:44:20 AM  

jack21221: Allow me to be the first to say "I don't get it."


Check your arm for marks.

/was watching last night, of all things, Fox News with Cavuto, giving a presentation on the the Space Age to the Moon landing
//very good
 
2013-01-02 08:44:55 AM  
I don't get it either.
 
2013-01-02 08:44:56 AM  

jack21221: Allow me to be the first to say "I don't get it."


It's a reference to some overrated sci-fi show
 
2013-01-02 08:45:05 AM  
NEWS FLASH: people remember things differently 45 years later
 
2013-01-02 08:46:08 AM  
Wait.  Was there a joke in the headline?

/And why do I have all these tick marks on my arm?
 
2013-01-02 08:46:35 AM  
Actually, he announced who the 2nd shooter was, but NASA dubbed over it with some corny line.
 
2013-01-02 08:47:04 AM  
You know who else lies?

BBC documentaries!
 
2013-01-02 08:47:19 AM  

jack21221: Allow me to be the first to say "I don't get it."


Link
 
2013-01-02 08:47:21 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: jack21221: Allow me to be the first to say "I don't get it."

It's a reference to some overrated sci-fi show


Which one? There are a lot of them.
 
2013-01-02 08:47:55 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: jack21221: Allow me to be the first to say "I don't get it."

It's a reference to some overrated sci-fi show


Well that narrows it down.
 
2013-01-02 08:48:55 AM  
Okay, I know I wasn't drinking that hard last night. Why the fark are there little back tick marks all over my body!?
 
2013-01-02 08:49:57 AM  
Ah yes. We needed a reminder of what passes for news among American outlets.
 
2013-01-02 08:51:00 AM  
... Did I really say American outlets? Really, self?
 
2013-01-02 08:52:41 AM  
Nice one sub-

What were talking about?
 
2013-01-02 08:53:39 AM  
Oh goody. I get to explain it.
Doctor Who...
The race is referred to as the Silents or Silence...
You can't remember anything about them the moment you look away from them, but whatever they say when you do, is interpreted by your brain as a post-hypnotic suggestion. Unaware, one slipped up and said you should kill us all on sight to someone making a video recording of it. To rid the planet of them, The Doctor inserts the video into the live feed of the moon landing. It is absolutely freaking brilliant.
 
2013-01-02 08:54:08 AM  
If he forgot the "a" why didn't they just do a retake?
 
2013-01-02 08:56:06 AM  
Well, if he got the line wrong, why didn't they just have him reshoot the scene or dub over with new audio? George Lucas couldn't have missed something like that.
 
2013-01-02 08:56:26 AM  
An I the only one who heard him say "a" just fine all these years, and was really confused when people said he left out the "a"?

/sounds like "feraman"
/doesn't get headline either
 
2013-01-02 08:58:27 AM  
Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters
 
2013-01-02 09:06:08 AM  
"Holy shiat, the Moon!"
 
2013-01-02 09:07:17 AM  
So, have you ever been walking alone at home and trip over absolutely nothing?

...yeah.
 
2013-01-02 09:19:43 AM  

taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters


*STOP LIKING THINGS I DON'T LIKE!

/ftfm
 
2013-01-02 09:20:41 AM  
I have 48 marks on my arms.
 
2013-01-02 09:20:53 AM  
Rabid Turnip

taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters


i1134.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-02 09:22:31 AM  
man on the moon set.
 
2013-01-02 09:24:55 AM  

taurusowner: Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters


You hardies are a bunch of pretentious wankers.

I was into Fezzes and bow ties before that skinny, mop headed arse and all his swarmy pathos started making Americans pudgers cry for Rory.
 
2013-01-02 09:27:32 AM  
The more important question is whether Mr. Gorski got his BJ.

/Dr. Manhattan heard it
 
2013-01-02 09:27:38 AM  
media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-02 09:28:09 AM  
well done +1

www.virginmedia.com

/hot, sorry
 
2013-01-02 09:31:25 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-02 09:31:38 AM  
FTA:"It's a shame we can't ask the space man himself. Neil passed away in August of this year at the age of 82."

Yeah, it's a real shame no one ever asked him about that before he died, right? Also a real coincidence this "controversy" was deliberately stirred up again after his death.
 
2013-01-02 09:36:00 AM  

taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters


stoplikingwhatidontlike.jpg

Seriously, shut the f*ck up and find a thread where they're talking about a show you like.

Who fans may be "sci-fi hipsters," but people who show up in threads just to insult everyone else's taste are just plain assholes.

Asshole.
 
2013-01-02 09:36:35 AM  

jack21221: Allow me to be the first to say "I don't get it."


A direct link to the reference in question: That's one small step for man...
 
2013-01-02 09:43:11 AM  

taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters


OMG, you are sooo cool for not liking Doctor Who! If I were female, I would totally want to have your babies.
 
2013-01-02 09:43:45 AM  

Lernaeus: taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters

stoplikingwhatidontlike.jpg

Seriously, shut the f*ck up and find a thread where they're talking about a show you like.

Who fans may be "sci-fi hipsters," but people who show up in threads just to insult everyone else's taste are just plain assholes.

Asshole.


I agree. There's a whole mentality that exists where people get infuriated when people like things that they don't, and conversely they are also infuriated when things they like are loved by everyone. I think it has always existed, and has become much more pronounced now that the internet provides such instant feedback.

I hope someone is doing a study on this to understand it better. It's like people feel their whole sense of self is invalidated if everyone else's opinions and taste doesn't align with them. It's absurd, but it's obvious that this issue is widespread.
 
2013-01-02 09:43:49 AM  

midigod: FTA:"It's a shame we can't ask the space man himself. Neil passed away in August of this year at the age of 82."

Yeah, it's a real shame no one ever asked him about that before he died, right? Also a real coincidence this "controversy" was deliberately stirred up again after his death.


Whether he said "man" or "a man" has been a bone of contention for years.

If you listen to the actual recording, there is static all through it, but not really much at the beginning of
his statement.  It doesn't sound like he said "a man" to me, but the audio fidelity even without the static
is not good, and considering his midwestern accent it may well be that he swallowed the "a" when he said
the word "for", which comes out sounding like "fer", so the combination of "for a man" could have been
more like "fera man".

Regardless:  it was an excellent quote that, even if it got a little mangled in the telling still carried a fine
sense of the momentous achievement it commemorated.
 
2013-01-02 09:45:11 AM  

dennerman: Lernaeus: taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters

stoplikingwhatidontlike.jpg

Seriously, shut the f*ck up and find a thread where they're talking about a show you like.

Who fans may be "sci-fi hipsters," but people who show up in threads just to insult everyone else's taste are just plain assholes.

Asshole.

I agree. There's a whole mentality that exists where people get infuriated when people like things that they don't, and conversely they are also infuriated when things they like are loved by everyone. I think it has always existed, and has become much more pronounced now that the internet provides such instant feedback.

I hope someone is doing a study on this to understand it better. It's like people feel their whole sense of self is invalidated if everyone else's opinions and taste doesn't align with them. It's absurd, but it's obvious that this issue is widespread.


dammit, i have a type in there. It should read "are also infuriated when things they like aren't loved by everyone".
 
2013-01-02 09:47:39 AM  

Lernaeus: taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters

stoplikingwhatidontlike.jpg

Seriously, shut the f*ck up and find a thread where they're talking about a show you like.

Who fans may be "sci-fi hipsters," but people who show up in threads just to insult everyone else's taste are just plain assholes.

Asshole.


u mad?
 
2013-01-02 09:48:25 AM  
Wow, Dr. Who fans are a testy bunch. They're the current Trekkies, I suppose.
 
2013-01-02 09:50:29 AM  
Lol! Funny thing was I saw that episode (and every episode since the reboot). I just don't have every line memorized. :-/
 
2013-01-02 09:50:34 AM  

PirateKing: I forget why I was going to +1 this.


You owe me a new keyboard and a refill coffee, you magnificent bastard.
 
2013-01-02 09:52:48 AM  
How did a Neil Armstrong thread turn into a Dr. Who debate? If there is a less justified reason for calling someone an asshole then their opinion on episodic tv, I have not seen it. Grow up, people.
 
2013-01-02 09:53:20 AM  
"Oh look, someone died a few months ago and now I think enough time has passed to start revising history now that the person can't refute my version of the truth"...
 
2013-01-02 09:53:52 AM  

taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters


I can't wait to tell my parents that when we were watching it together on PBS in the 80s that we were hipsters.

/God forbid a decades old show have faaaaans.
 
2013-01-02 09:54:35 AM  

Milo Minderbinder: How did a Neil Armstrong thread turn into a Dr. Who debate? If there is a less justified reason for calling someone an asshole then their opinion on episodic tv, I have not seen it. Grow up, people.


You've been here for 7 years, you should know that threads very often are about the headline rather than the article.
 
2013-01-02 09:56:50 AM  

Milo Minderbinder: How did a Neil Armstrong thread turn into a Dr. Who debate? If there is a less justified reason for calling someone an asshole then their opinion on episodic tv, I have not seen it. Grow up, people.


They were not called an asshole for their opinion on episodic tv, they were called an asshole for being an asshole about their opinion on episodic tv.

"I don't like Doctor Who." "Doctor Who sucks and you're all stupid for liking it."
See the difference?
 
2013-01-02 09:58:10 AM  
According to a blinking red light in my palm subby gets a +1.
 
2013-01-02 09:58:18 AM  
Dammit...preview is my friend.

"I don't like Doctor Who." <-- Expressing an opinion
"Doctor Who sucks and you're all stupid for liking it." <-- Being an asshole

See the difference?
 
2013-01-02 09:59:45 AM  
I'm not sure why, but whenever I read that headline, I feel like I just bludgeoned a large humanoid to death with a mop handle.
 
2013-01-02 09:59:57 AM  

Milo Minderbinder: How did a Neil Armstrong thread turn into a Dr. Who debate? If there is a less justified reason for calling someone an asshole then their opinion on episodic tv, I have not seen it. Grow up, people.


No one called anyone an asshole over their opinion on episodic TV. Someone got called an asshole because they were acting all assholy.

Reading comprehension: the other white meat.

/funny headline. Props to subby.
 
2013-01-02 10:08:06 AM  
So what happens to all the Silence's bodies? Do people dispose of the bodies when they see them lying around everywhere and then forget that they disposed of them? Do they still hold their memory-erasing properties as they decay?
 
2013-01-02 10:11:31 AM  

irving47: Oh goody. I get to explain it.
Doctor Who...
The race is referred to as the Silents or Silence...
You can't remember anything about them the moment you look away from them, but whatever they say when you do, is interpreted by your brain as a post-hypnotic suggestion. Unaware, one slipped up and said you should kill us all on sight to someone making a video recording of it. To rid the planet of them, The Doctor inserts the video into the live feed of the moon landing. It is absolutely freaking brilliant.


marketisdale.net
 
2013-01-02 10:15:53 AM  
Because Plantronics headsets have ALWAYS SUCKED.

Have you seen the ad where the astronaut gets yanked back by the cable? And then they go on to say how great the transmission was because of Plantronics?

cache.gizmodo.com

But they conveniently cut off the transmission when he gets pulled back by the cable, hence not reminding the audience what the actual transmission was, which was A BUNCH OF farkING UNINTELLIGABLE NOISE!!!

Hey, Plantronics, why don't you sufdhdgsojdxxxshshsh my didifffieeshshsskkkssgg

It's so ironic that they make a commercial about how their headsets aided transmission, and in the very same farking commercial they had to hide how shiatty they are. The only thing I can think of like it was when Hillary said (sniper fire) "I don't think I was serving tea", when it turned out that in reality, far from sniper fire and tea serving, she was being read poetry by an 8 year old girl.

Congratulations, Plantronics. You are the Hillary Clinton of headsets.
 
2013-01-02 10:16:35 AM  

taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters


gypsyvegan.com
 
2013-01-02 10:20:26 AM  

dennerman: Lernaeus: taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters

stoplikingwhatidontlike.jpg

Seriously, shut the f*ck up and find a thread where they're talking about a show you like.

Who fans may be "sci-fi hipsters," but people who show up in threads just to insult everyone else's taste are just plain assholes.

Asshole.

I agree. There's a whole mentality that exists where people get infuriated when people like things that they don't, and conversely they are also infuriated when things they like are loved by everyone. I think it has always existed, and has become much more pronounced now that the internet provides such instant feedback.

I hope someone is doing a study on this to understand it better. It's like people feel their whole sense of self is invalidated if everyone else's opinions and taste doesn't align with them. It's absurd, but it's obvious that this issue is widespread.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-02 10:21:06 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: Whether he said "man" or "a man" has been a bone of contention for years.


Yes, that was my point. I guess I was being too sarcastic.
 
2013-01-02 10:21:59 AM  

Purdue_Pete: "Oh look, someone died a few months ago and now I think enough time has passed to start revising history now that the person can't refute my version of the truth"...


Yeah, your sarcasm was better.

/feels shame
 
2013-01-02 10:22:10 AM  
After I understood WTF it was about... golf clap. Well done, subby.
 
2013-01-02 10:22:47 AM  

omgbears: So what happens to all the Silence's bodies? Do people dispose of the bodies when they see them lying around everywhere and then forget that they disposed of them? Do they still hold their memory-erasing properties as they decay?


So many Doctor Who villains have never stood up to scrutiny beyond the episodes they appear. They're walking plot devices. They all have that "how do Daleks walk up stairs? *" issue that comes up once you think about them too long.

*yeah, yeah that's been answered
 
2013-01-02 10:23:05 AM  
Very well done, Subby.  +1
 
2013-01-02 10:23:55 AM  

jack21221: Lol! Funny thing was I saw that episode (and every episode since the reboot). I just don't have every line memorized. :-/


Most people just google the quotes they need for a headline.
 
2013-01-02 10:30:23 AM  

Lernaeus: taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters

stoplikingwhatidontlike.jpg

Seriously, shut the f*ck up and find a thread where they're talking about a show you like.

Who fans may be "sci-fi hipsters," but people who show up in threads just to insult everyone else's taste are just plain assholes.

Asshole.


i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-01-02 10:31:23 AM  

dennerman: dammit, i have a type in there. It should read "are also infuriated when things they like aren't loved by everyone".


Actually, you are correct both ways. It's amazing how people will turn on something they love when it becomes "too popular."
 
2013-01-02 10:38:51 AM  

meehaw: nice


This.
 
2013-01-02 10:39:52 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: jack21221: Allow me to be the first to say "I don't get it."

It's a reference to some overrated sci-fi show


...but enough about "Firefly"...
 
2013-01-02 10:44:46 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: jack21221: Allow me to be the first to say "I don't get it."

Check your arm for marks.

/was watching last night, of all things, Fox News with Cavuto, giving a presentation on the the Space Age to the Moon landing
//very good


FOX NEWS!??? YOU WATCHED FOX NEWS???? APOSTATE!!!!! DEMON!!!!! UNCLEAN!
 
2013-01-02 10:45:31 AM  
subby must have been watching the Dr Who Years Eve marathon on BBC...
 
2013-01-02 10:46:33 AM  

Milo Minderbinder: How did a Neil Armstrong thread turn into a Dr. Who debate?


Because the moon landing was a prominent part of a Doctor Who episode.

If there is a less justified reason for calling someone an asshole then their opinion on episodic tv,

Because the person saying "I don't like 'X'" is probably a troll? *shrugs*

I have not seen it. Grow up, people.

And yet you probably see a show you like but I don't...yet I won't judge you.
 
2013-01-02 10:48:02 AM  
One thing always bothered me about that episode.. Wouldn't there have been a period of time where the planet would have been littered with the rotting corpses of dead aliens?.. Or are we supposed to believe that we'd forget the smell just as quickly?

Perhaps there was a sudden rush on vics vaporub around that time...


/yes, i know it's fiction
//still fun to ponder these things.
 
2013-01-02 10:49:05 AM  
i129.photobucket.com
/+1 on the headline, subby.
 
2013-01-02 10:52:10 AM  

Cheron: jack21221: Allow me to be the first to say "I don't get it."

Link


I have to say, that was SUPER clever... (no snark, honestly!) How did you do that!?!? (I could use this for some of my friends who are google challenged)

/I LITERALLY LOL'd!
//tell me!
///d*mn you!
 
2013-01-02 10:52:25 AM  

Sofa King Smart: subby must have been watching the Dr Who Years Eve marathon on BBC...


FINALLY watched the 4 specials~!

"The Next Doctor" = Fun.
"Planet of the Dead" = Fun.
"The Waters of Mars" = Morose and the Doctor acting very immature.
"The End of Time" = Like watching a comic book story that can be done in 1-2 issues being decompressed into 5-6 issues. That story could've been done in one episode, or at least done much more cleaner than what it was.
 
2013-01-02 10:54:35 AM  
+1 subby.

Just watched that episode again last night.
 
2013-01-02 10:55:15 AM  

Purdue_Pete: "Oh look, someone died a few months ago and now I think enough time has passed to start revising history now that the person can't refute my version of the truth"...


Fortunately, Buzz Aldrin is still around to smack smartasses like this right in the mouth.
 
2013-01-02 10:55:25 AM  
On the case...

whatculture.com

/Hot as David 8.
 
2013-01-02 10:56:38 AM  

fradix: One thing always bothered me about that episode.. Wouldn't there have been a period of time where the planet would have been littered with the rotting corpses of dead aliens?.. Or are we supposed to believe that we'd forget the smell just as quickly?

Perhaps there was a sudden rush on vics vaporub around that time...


/yes, i know it's fiction
//still fun to ponder these things.


I was going to make a joke about the bodies being burned in the Cuyahoga, but unfortunately for my sense of humor, that happened a month before the moon landing.
 
2013-01-02 11:02:07 AM  

inner ted: i0.kym-cdn.com


hehe

I like Doctor Who as much as the next guy, but it's still amusing to me when some people are so easily trolled just because someone makes a statement in an Internet forum.
 
2013-01-02 11:02:19 AM  
ug..dr who..really?
I've tried watching the show through the years and different guys playing the character
people get so excited about it, and say how much fun it is
so, I keep trying

just awful
I would rather watch glee
...and that ain't happenin'
 
2013-01-02 11:03:44 AM  
How Alien life might greet a human...

"Morning sir, or madam, or neuter," the thing said. "This your planet, is it?"
"Well, er. I suppose so," Newt said.
"Had it long, have we sir?"
"Not personally. I mean, as a species, about half a million years. I think."
The alien exchanged glances with its colleague.
"Been letting the old acid rain build up, haven't we sir," it said. "Been letting ourselves go a bit with the old hydrocarbons, perhaps?"
"I'm sorry?"
"Well, I'm sorry to have to tell you, sir, but your polar ice caps are below regulation size for a planet of this category, sir."
"Oh, dear," said Newt.
"We'll overlook it on this occasion, sir."
The smaller alien walked past the car. "CO2 level up nought point five percent," it rasped, giving him a meaningful look. "You do know you could find yourself charged with being a dominant species while under the influence of impulse-driven consumerism, don't you?"
― Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (Good Omens)
 
2013-01-02 11:10:57 AM  

biglew99: Cheron: jack21221: Allow me to be the first to say "I don't get it."

Link

I have to say, that was SUPER clever... (no snark, honestly!) How did you do that!?!? (I could use this for some of my friends who are google challenged)

/I LITERALLY LOL'd!
//tell me!
///d*mn you!




Boosh
 
2013-01-02 11:16:33 AM  

ashinmytomatoes: On the case...

[whatculture.com image 600x300]

/Hot as David 8.


Watched Prometheus this weekend, too. Are you spying on me?
 
2013-01-02 11:24:15 AM  

Milo Minderbinder: How did a Neil Armstrong thread turn into a Dr. Who debate?


t0.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-02 11:24:29 AM  

Rwa2play: Sofa King Smart: subby must have been watching the Dr Who Years Eve marathon on BBC...

FINALLY watched the 4 specials~!


"The End of Time" = Like watching a comic book story that can be done in 1-2 issues being decompressed into 5-6 issues. That story could've been done in one episode, or at least done much more cleaner than what it was.


What, no mention of how Emo Doctor 10 made you long for his death and the sweet, sweet appearance of Matt Smith?

/Tennant had a great run that was damaged by his last three episodes. Smith... well, his run is just beginning now.
 
2013-01-02 11:26:22 AM  

Disposable Rob: omgbears: So what happens to all the Silence's bodies? Do people dispose of the bodies when they see them lying around everywhere and then forget that they disposed of them? Do they still hold their memory-erasing properties as they decay?

So many Doctor Who villains have never stood up to scrutiny beyond the episodes they appear. They're walking plot devices. They all have that "how do Daleks walk up stairs? *" issue that comes up once you think about them too long.

*yeah, yeah that's been answered


Just to throw an answer out there, I'd say they decompose where they died. Ever had a dead animal smell in your house that you just can't find? Maybe it's because every time you find it and then look away you forgot about it. Not a perfect answer, but still an answer.
 
2013-01-02 11:32:20 AM  

2CountyFairs: Disposable Rob: omgbears: So what happens to all the Silence's bodies? Do people dispose of the bodies when they see them lying around everywhere and then forget that they disposed of them? Do they still hold their memory-erasing properties as they decay?

So many Doctor Who villains have never stood up to scrutiny beyond the episodes they appear. They're walking plot devices. They all have that "how do Daleks walk up stairs? *" issue that comes up once you think about them too long.

*yeah, yeah that's been answered

Just to throw an answer out there, I'd say they decompose where they died. Ever had a dead animal smell in your house that you just can't find? Maybe it's because every time you find it and then look away you forgot about it. Not a perfect answer, but still an answer.


Simpler answer... they all died in New Jersey.
 
2013-01-02 11:33:25 AM  

ashinmytomatoes: On the case...

[whatculture.com image 600x300]

/Hot as David 8.


First thing I thought of when I saw that:
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-02 11:37:24 AM  

taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters


While I will admit to watching a few episodes of the latest version, and liking a couple of them...you are correct overall.

/B5 rules
 
2013-01-02 11:38:34 AM  
I always thought the Silence evacuated ASAP (leaving the number of dead far lower than the number originally on Earth) and/or returned for the bodies. I haven't watched every Silence episode, but going back for their own dead doesn't seem too far fetched.

Oh, and subby? Fantastic.
 
2013-01-02 11:40:30 AM  

Sultan Of Herf: taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters

While I will admit to watching a few episodes of the latest version, and liking a couple of them...you are correct overall.

/B5 rules


I liked it better when it was called "Deep Space Nine".
 
2013-01-02 11:41:49 AM  
Whatsamatter, BI, you jealous of someone who has gone beyond and can't speak for himself here on Earth anymore?

Departed or no, Neil does not require a f*ckup like me to defend him, his deeds speak for themselves.
ALL OF THEM, not only the One Small Step for which you seem to so hate him.

But the f*ckup will speak and dare you to deny the truth.

One small step. The single deed in modern times through which the entire human race was ennobled.

Even you.

And far be it from me, the f*ckup, to deprive you of the right to fill the air with your laughable flailing for attention.

You alleged "journo" AW brats at Bullshiat Investors will be unhappily forgotten within a couple years IF THAT
while ten thousand years down the halls of history the name of Neil Armstrong will still shine
bright and wholly untarnished.


Squeak on, jealous ennobled human biatches.  ;3
 
2013-01-02 11:55:25 AM  

taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters


i560.photobucket.com

Also, 8/10.
 
2013-01-02 11:56:33 AM  

Kittypie070: Whatsamatter, BI, you jealous of someone who has gone beyond and can't speak for himself here on Earth anymore?

Departed or no, Neil does not require a f*ckup like me to defend him, his deeds speak for themselves.
ALL OF THEM, not only the One Small Step for which you seem to so hate him.

But the f*ckup will speak and dare you to deny the truth.

One small step. The single deed in modern times through which the entire human race was ennobled.

Even you.

And far be it from me, the f*ckup, to deprive you of the right to fill the air with your laughable flailing for attention.

You alleged "journo" AW brats at Bullshiat Investors will be unhappily forgotten within a couple years IF THAT
while ten thousand years down the halls of history the name of Neil Armstrong will still shine
bright and wholly untarnished.

Squeak on, jealous ennobled human biatches.  ;3


i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-01-02 12:03:42 PM  
There's a reason we've never gone back to the moon.
 
2013-01-02 12:08:53 PM  

fradix: One thing always bothered me about that episode.. Wouldn't there have been a period of time where the planet would have been littered with the rotting corpses of dead aliens?.. Or are we supposed to believe that we'd forget the smell just as quickly?

Perhaps there was a sudden rush on vics vaporub around that time...


/yes, i know it's fiction
//still fun to ponder these things.


My question to the wife the first time we watched that episode was:

Towards the end, when the secret service agent was drawing his weapon to shoot the Silence standing in the hallway, wouldn't all of those people sitting on the couch (who were not in a position to see the Silence and thus be affected by the memory loss) wonder WTF he was doing shooting inside the White House?
 
2013-01-02 12:09:03 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Rwa2play: Sofa King Smart: subby must have been watching the Dr Who Years Eve marathon on BBC...

FINALLY watched the 4 specials~!


"The End of Time" = Like watching a comic book story that can be done in 1-2 issues being decompressed into 5-6 issues. That story could've been done in one episode, or at least done much more cleaner than what it was.

What, no mention of how Emo Doctor 10 made you long for his death and the sweet, sweet appearance of Matt Smith?

/Tennant had a great run that was damaged by his last three episodes. Smith... well, his run is just beginning now.


Not really the last 3, more like the last 2. Guessing that was RTD injecting his "perspective" at the worst possible time; he made Tennant's Doctor very unlikeable, too immature, too self-absorbed and selfish. It was like RTD was projecting his own bitterness into the character (Did like the part about the Doctor hooking Captain Jack up though, LOL). That was...disturbing; like he wanted to submarine the character because he was leaving or something.

In any case, Rasillon dying at the hands of The Master opened the door for a potential swerve regarding the Time War.

To add to my prior point about "TEOT", "Journey's End" seemed like a 3-part story, yet it was done in one episode and done well. So how do you turn out a good story that could've been stretched out then turn a crappy story that could've done done in one stretched out to two?
 
2013-01-02 12:14:16 PM  
[f*ckup kitten is humbled by the weight of the THIS]
 
2013-01-02 12:24:24 PM  
I always thought he said "One giant step for Neil Armstrong and the hell with everybody else."

//Carson fan
 
2013-01-02 12:54:09 PM  

natas6.0: ug..dr who..really?
I've tried watching the show through the years and different guys playing the character


The character "Dr. Who" has only been played by one guy: Peter Cushing.
 
2013-01-02 12:54:57 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: jack21221: Allow me to be the first to say "I don't get it."

It's a reference to some overrated sci-fi show


Dr Who?
 
2013-01-02 01:01:25 PM  

poot_rootbeer: natas6.0: ug..dr who..really?
I've tried watching the show through the years and different guys playing the character

The character "Dr. Who" has only been played by one guy: Peter Cushing.


BoxxyYouTrollin.jpg
 
2013-01-02 01:06:21 PM  
If I were Neil Armstrong, my last words on my deathbed would have been "We were't the first" just because I could
 
2013-01-02 01:06:41 PM  
I don't understand the Dr. Who hate, if you don't like it don't watch it. Better yet, feel free to list a better American alternative that is currently on the air. Nothing you say? At all? Unless you think reality tv is so much better.
 
2013-01-02 01:15:26 PM  
Came for THIS, leaving very disappointed..

"Don't fark this up Neil.. 'I'm a small man..with a giant.. assshhh'"
 
2013-01-02 01:16:24 PM  
content9.flixster.com
Oh it's all sticky!

farkin' hell, I've been in that spacecraft.. right. I need a piss.
 
2013-01-02 01:20:49 PM  
I have a question, I'm late to the party and just started watching. Will I ever accept David Tennant as the Doctor?

I really liked Christopher Eccleston in the role and I don't have the interest in Series 2 that I had in Series 1.
 
2013-01-02 01:34:28 PM  
As somebody who watched it live, and read everything I could about it since, I don't recall Armstrong ever claiming he thought up the line while on the moon. He knew months in advance that, if they landed successfully, he'd have a chance to make a little speech as he stepped onto the moon.
 
2013-01-02 01:43:47 PM  
Farking allah!

ANOTHER Dr. Who quote?

Mohammed farking a donkey! Don't you people have jobs/lives/girlfriends to occupy a little more of your time?
 
2013-01-02 01:48:46 PM  

PluckYew: I have a question, I'm late to the party and just started watching. Will I ever accept David Tennant as the Doctor?

I really liked Christopher Eccleston in the role and I don't have the interest in Series 2 that I had in Series 1.


David Tennant is an acquired taste, I never cared for him and watched few episodes of his reign as the Doctor. Eccleston and Matt Smith are my favorites of the rebooted series, not that there is much to choose from there.
 
2013-01-02 01:50:30 PM  

douchebag/hater: Farking allah!

ANOTHER Dr. Who quote?

Mohammed farking a donkey! Don't you people have jobs/lives/girlfriends to occupy a little more of your time?


I suppose you're on Fark for the intellectual conversations eh?
 
2013-01-02 01:50:35 PM  

douchebag/hater: Farking allah!

ANOTHER Dr. Who quote?

Mohammed farking a donkey! Don't you people have jobs/lives/girlfriends to occupy a little more of your time?


You poor victim.
 
2013-01-02 02:02:45 PM  
douchebag/hater: "ANOTHER Dr. Who quote?

Mohammed farking a donkey! Don't you people have jobs/lives/girlfriends to occupy a little more of your time?"

How would you know it's a Dr Who quote unless you spend the time to find out? Please do tell.
 
2013-01-02 02:07:53 PM  

Carousel Beast: dennerman: dammit, i have a type in there. It should read "are also infuriated when things they like aren't loved by everyone".

Actually, you are correct both ways. It's amazing how people will turn on something they love when it becomes "too popular."


If I had plenty of time to waste, I would plot how long it takes on average, for a movie being released to great fark love be totally hated.
 
2013-01-02 02:13:49 PM  

taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters


I've been watching Dr Who for over 40 years, finally I am a hipster -sooo cool, my kids will be so pleased when I turn up at their school in skinny jeans this week!
 
2013-01-02 02:13:59 PM  
Lord Poseidon!

Come Thou to the defense of Your friend!
 
2013-01-02 02:21:38 PM  

Carousel Beast: dennerman: dammit, i have a type in there. It should read "are also infuriated when things they like aren't loved by everyone".

Actually, you are correct both ways. It's amazing how people will turn on something they love when it becomes "too popular."


Even if one doesn't actually feel an impulse to turn on it, there can still be a somewhat irrational resentment of -- or at least unease with --the new influx of fans, a sort of feeling of losing (what at least felt a bit like) a more private world shared with a smaller number of hardcore fans. I confess I've sometimes had to catch myself feeling a bit this way about Tolkien, for example.

Such fan protectiveness about a work (well, not protecting the work, really, but rather one's own imagined claim to it) is somewhat silly, I freely admit, because such popularity should be welcomed as fortunate and appropriate* appreciation for great works, and anybody newly introduced to it is every bit as entitled to enjoy it as anyone who knew it earlier.

The discomfort may contribute in some extreme case to what you describe -- the hipster stereotype of loss of interest in (or even derision of) something once it becomes too "mainstream"... a word which can actually mean a few things, really... A band, say, might be perceived (rightly or wrongly) as becoming less adventurous or creative as they become more popular and feel pressure to either deliver more of the same or to tone down their more unique sounds. (Although one can argue that some artists have gotten more adventurous the more popular they got.) Alternatively there may be absurdly little case to be made that the works have gotten any worse (e.g. a static corpus of work from a deceased or retired author) and the declaration that it's "too mainstream now" may simply reflect that a previous fan mostly craved being a fan of the obscure. Which is easy to mock, particularly if someone's interest in something is plainly an affectation, a devotion completely or almost entirely feigned for the sake of parading how obscure their interests are.

...and yet... I can sympathise to some degree with someone feeling a sense of a loss about no longer getting to feel like they have as much of a special appreciation for something. Most of us have skills, hobbies, interests, and what-have-you that we use to help define ourselves. To some extent almost everybody wants to be a special little snowflake in some manner (even many of the people who love to use that term derisively for coddled people). It seems like a pretty basic human trait (even many rather boring people, even in the most conformist societies, probably get some twinge of satisfaction if they're distinctively good at something or noticeable in some way they consider positive) and if a hobby or interest suddenly becomes the norm, it can be disconcerting.

It seems pretty dumb and self-defeating to renounce appreciation of a work simply because growth in its popularity, however. Sorta cutting off your nose to spite your face, really.

/*albeit less so in the case of horrid fanfics...
//and yes, I know Tolkien wasn't obscure during the last few decades within certain geek, nerd, and hippie subcultures, but that's not the point.
///subby
 
2013-01-02 02:22:22 PM  

Kittypie070: The single deed in modern times through which the entire human race was ennobled.


You summed up what it is I love about space exploration, and you did so eloquently. I love space exploration because we're pushing the boundaries, going forth, trying to achieve. While so many of us are biatching, moaning, causing pain, being greedy, oppressing, and all the other bullshiat that comes with living in this crapsack world, when we go forth to explore we accomplish something worthwhile that will stand as long as humanity endures.
 
2013-01-02 02:31:43 PM  

douchebag/hater: Farking allah!

ANOTHER Dr. Who quote?

Mohammed farking a donkey! Don't you people have jobs/lives/girlfriends to occupy a little more of your time?


Sometimes a username is just too apt.

/thanks to the slash, it conveniently works even if you're just trolling, which I suspect several of the supposed haters in the thread are
 
2013-01-02 02:48:50 PM  
 
2013-01-02 02:49:45 PM  

bbfreak: PluckYew: I have a question, I'm late to the party and just started watching. Will I ever accept David Tennant as the Doctor?

I really liked Christopher Eccleston in the role and I don't have the interest in Series 2 that I had in Series 1.

David Tennant is an acquired taste, I never cared for him and watched few episodes of his reign as the Doctor. Eccleston and Matt Smith are my favorites of the rebooted series, not that there is much to choose from there.


All three of the newer guys have their good and bad points. It's what makes the show interesting to watch. Tennant was a great physical actor, and the drawn-out departure slowed the pace down and "humanized" the part really well. It left the door open for Smith to be a more distant and angry, yet comically ADHD/Asperger character in order to change things up a bit.

Smith's goofy face, beady eyes and nearly-missing eyebrows still annoy me. But his acting and the stories are fun.
 
2013-01-02 03:02:39 PM  
Am I the only one who learned this about Armstrong's Moon Landing words like... decades ago?

Also, +1 subby, that was awesome.
 
2013-01-02 03:11:39 PM  

taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters


Taurus owners are mentally retarded douchebags.

/That feels much better.
 
2013-01-02 03:15:16 PM  

poot_rootbeer: natas6.0: ug..dr who..really?
I've tried watching the show through the years and different guys playing the character

The character "Dr. Who" has only been played by one guy: Peter Cushing.


Been a fan for decades, and I like to agree with that but...

I do remember the end credits of the 4th Doctor being  Doctor Who - Tom Baker
 
2013-01-02 03:23:25 PM  
I'll just leave this here....

"They could not have been more offended, confused, enraged and startled. . . . There was a moment of stunned silence . . . and then an eruption of angry voices from all over the fifteen-hundred-person audience. The kids in their Luke Skywalker pajamas (cobbled up from older brother's castoff karate gi) and the retarded adults spot-welded into their Darth Vader fright-masks howled with fury. But I stood my ground, there on the lecture platform of the World Science Fiction Convention, and I repeated the words that had sent them into animal hysterics:

'Star Wars is adolescent nonsense; Close Encounters is obscurantist drivel; Star Trek can turn your brains to purée of bat guano; and the greatest science fiction series of all time is Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one or in a bunch to back it up!'"

--Harlan Ellison"
 
2013-01-02 03:28:41 PM  

ObscureNameHere: I'll just leave this here....

"They could not have been more offended, confused, enraged and startled. . . . There was a moment of stunned silence . . . and then an eruption of angry voices from all over the fifteen-hundred-person audience. The kids in their Luke Skywalker pajamas (cobbled up from older brother's castoff karate gi) and the retarded adults spot-welded into their Darth Vader fright-masks howled with fury. But I stood my ground, there on the lecture platform of the World Science Fiction Convention, and I repeated the words that had sent them into animal hysterics:

'Star Wars is adolescent nonsense; Close Encounters is obscurantist drivel; Star Trek can turn your brains to purée of bat guano; and the greatest science fiction series of all time is Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one or in a bunch to back it up!'"

--Harlan Ellison"


Ellison has always been a dick. We should probably use his picture for the "Stop liking what I don't like" meme instead of that chess kid.
 
2013-01-02 03:30:17 PM  

Teufelaffe: ObscureNameHere: I'll just leave this here....

"They could not have been more offended, confused, enraged and startled. . . . There was a moment of stunned silence . . . and then an eruption of angry voices from all over the fifteen-hundred-person audience. The kids in their Luke Skywalker pajamas (cobbled up from older brother's castoff karate gi) and the retarded adults spot-welded into their Darth Vader fright-masks howled with fury. But I stood my ground, there on the lecture platform of the World Science Fiction Convention, and I repeated the words that had sent them into animal hysterics:

'Star Wars is adolescent nonsense; Close Encounters is obscurantist drivel; Star Trek can turn your brains to purée of bat guano; and the greatest science fiction series of all time is Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one or in a bunch to back it up!'"

--Harlan Ellison"

Ellison has always been a dick. We should probably use his picture for the "Stop liking what I don't like" meme instead of that chess kid.


Apparently, during the Davidson era JNT approached Ellison to write a script for DOCTOR WHO, but the
BBC couldn't afford him.
 
2013-01-02 03:30:33 PM  
Lots of nice folks: +1

Thank you all =)
 
2013-01-02 03:30:53 PM  

ObscureNameHere: I'll just leave this here....

"They could not have been more offended, confused, enraged and startled. . . . There was a moment of stunned silence . . . and then an eruption of angry voices from all over the fifteen-hundred-person audience. The kids in their Luke Skywalker pajamas (cobbled up from older brother's castoff karate gi) and the retarded adults spot-welded into their Darth Vader fright-masks howled with fury. But I stood my ground, there on the lecture platform of the World Science Fiction Convention, and I repeated the words that had sent them into animal hysterics:

'Star Wars is adolescent nonsense; Close Encounters is obscurantist drivel; Star Trek can turn your brains to purée of bat guano; and the greatest science fiction series of all time is Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one or in a bunch to back it up!'"

--Harlan Ellison"


It's tough to agree or even like Ellisons work because he comes across as a total prick.
 
2013-01-02 03:33:05 PM  

ObscureNameHere: I'll just leave this here....

"They could not have been more offended, confused, enraged and startled. . . . There was a moment of stunned silence . . . and then an eruption of angry voices from all over the fifteen-hundred-person audience. The kids in their Luke Skywalker pajamas (cobbled up from older brother's castoff karate gi) and the retarded adults spot-welded into their Darth Vader fright-masks howled with fury. But I stood my ground, there on the lecture platform of the World Science Fiction Convention, and I repeated the words that had sent them into animal hysterics:

'Star Wars is adolescent nonsense; Close Encounters is obscurantist drivel; Star Trek can turn your brains to purée of bat guano; and the greatest science fiction series of all time is Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one or in a bunch to back it up!'"

--Harlan Ellison"


Moffat has never screwed around with a Harlan story/idea, I take it.
 
2013-01-02 03:34:18 PM  

fickenchucker: bbfreak: PluckYew: I have a question, I'm late to the party and just started watching. Will I ever accept David Tennant as the Doctor?

I really liked Christopher Eccleston in the role and I don't have the interest in Series 2 that I had in Series 1.

David Tennant is an acquired taste, I never cared for him and watched few episodes of his reign as the Doctor. Eccleston and Matt Smith are my favorites of the rebooted series, not that there is much to choose from there.

All three of the newer guys have their good and bad points. It's what makes the show interesting to watch. Tennant was a great physical actor, and the drawn-out departure slowed the pace down and "humanized" the part really well. It left the door open for Smith to be a more distant and angry, yet comically ADHD/Asperger character in order to change things up a bit.

Smith's goofy face, beady eyes and nearly-missing eyebrows still annoy me. But his acting and the stories are fun.


Thank you both for responding. I will carry on then.
 
2013-01-02 03:37:21 PM  
It wasn't static, it was censored... That's one small step for gay man, one giant leap for mankind!
 
2013-01-02 03:37:26 PM  

taurusowner: Can we stop pretending "Doctor Who" is or ever was a good show? You're not more sophisticated or smarter for liking some hack British sci-fi show.

\Doctor Who fans are sci-fi hipsters


For a counterpoint:

www.majorspoilers.com
 
2013-01-02 03:42:41 PM  

akula: Kittypie070: The single deed in modern times through which the entire human race was ennobled.

You summed up what it is I love about space exploration, and you did so eloquently. I love space exploration because we're pushing the boundaries, going forth, trying to achieve. While so many of us are biatching, moaning, causing pain, being greedy, oppressing, and all the other bullshiat that comes with living in this crapsack world, when we go forth to explore we accomplish something worthwhile that will stand as long as humanity endures.


Man MUST explore.

Reach out, learn, test himself against all that creation can throw at him.

Some will be brave, and they will go out there, and run terrible risks.

And they will return with treasures in their hands. Not gold, not yet, but knowlege.

Knowlege goes everywhere. It's shared.

It...spreads, it gets used in ways the explorers never imagined, and they have a doubled reward.

Just knowing that mankind is able to call forth the very strongest and best part of his nature for an endeavour that has sprung from warfare, but is not itself war and is forbidden to bear weapons in anger, and that additionally benefits ALL mankind...is enough to put light in the eyes of even small meek people and to put steel in their backs and to give them a good reason to look within themselves and find out that they can also walk with pride.

Pride in being human.
 
2013-01-02 03:43:38 PM  

Isildur: Carousel Beast: dennerman: dammit, i have a type in there. It should read "are also infuriated when things they like aren't loved by everyone".

Actually, you are correct both ways. It's amazing how people will turn on something they love when it becomes "too popular."

Even if one doesn't actually feel an impulse to turn on it, there can still be a somewhat irrational resentment of -- or at least unease with --the new influx of fans, a sort of feeling of losing (what at least felt a bit like) a more private world shared with a smaller number of hardcore fans. I confess I've sometimes had to catch myself feeling a bit this way about Tolkien, for example.

Such fan protectiveness about a work (well, not protecting the work, really, but rather one's own imagined claim to it) is somewhat silly, I freely admit, because such popularity should be welcomed as fortunate and appropriate* appreciation for great works, and anybody newly introduced to it is every bit as entitled to enjoy it as anyone who knew it earlier.

The discomfort may contribute in some extreme case to what you describe -- the hipster stereotype of loss of interest in (or even derision of) something once it becomes too "mainstream"... a word which can actually mean a few things, really... A band, say, might be perceived (rightly or wrongly) as becoming less adventurous or creative as they become more popular and feel pressure to either deliver more of the same or to tone down their more unique sounds. (Although one can argue that some artists have gotten more adventurous the more popular they got.) Alternatively there may be absurdly little case to be made that the works have gotten any worse (e.g. a static corpus of work from a deceased or retired author) and the declaration that it's "too mainstream now" may simply reflect that a previous fan mostly craved being a fan of the obscure. Which is easy to mock, particularly if someone's interest in something is plainly an affectation, a devotion completely
...
...
It seems pretty dumb and self-defeating to renounce appreciation of a work simply because growth in its popularity, however. Sorta cutting off your nose to spite your face, really.


When you don't protect your favorite shows and movies, you end up with Jar Jar Binks...
 
2013-01-02 03:43:49 PM  

Teufelaffe: ObscureNameHere: I'll just leave this here....

"They could not have been more offended, confused, enraged and startled. . . . There was a moment of stunned silence . . . and then an eruption of angry voices from all over the fifteen-hundred-person audience. The kids in their Luke Skywalker pajamas (cobbled up from older brother's castoff karate gi) and the retarded adults spot-welded into their Darth Vader fright-masks howled with fury. But I stood my ground, there on the lecture platform of the World Science Fiction Convention, and I repeated the words that had sent them into animal hysterics:

'Star Wars is adolescent nonsense; Close Encounters is obscurantist drivel; Star Trek can turn your brains to purée of bat guano; and the greatest science fiction series of all time is Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one or in a bunch to back it up!'"

--Harlan Ellison"

Ellison has always been a dick. We should probably use his picture for the "Stop liking what I don't like" meme instead of that chess kid.



He's done brilliant stuff, but he also liked to troll long before that was a term for it.

/I just wish that was the only way he's, er, rubbed people wrong. *cough*
 
2013-01-02 03:45:00 PM  

Kittypie070: akula: Kittypie070: The single deed in modern times through which the entire human race was ennobled.

You summed up what it is I love about space exploration, and you did so eloquently. I love space exploration because we're pushing the boundaries, going forth, trying to achieve. While so many of us are biatching, moaning, causing pain, being greedy, oppressing, and all the other bullshiat that comes with living in this crapsack world, when we go forth to explore we accomplish something worthwhile that will stand as long as humanity endures.

Man MUST explore.

Reach out, learn, test himself against all that creation can throw at him.

Some will be brave, and they will go out there, and run terrible risks.

And they will return with treasures in their hands. Not gold, not yet, but knowlege.

Knowlege goes everywhere. It's shared.

It...spreads, it gets used in ways the explorers never imagined, and they have a doubled reward.

Just knowing that mankind is able to call forth the very strongest and best part of his nature for an endeavour that has sprung from warfare, but is not itself war and is forbidden to bear weapons in anger, and that additionally benefits ALL mankind...is enough to put light in the eyes of even small meek people and to put steel in their backs and to give them a good reason to look within themselves and find out that they can also walk with pride.

Pride in being human.


Risk...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toG6aSQFF7Y
 
2013-01-02 03:46:39 PM  
And if that goddamned Harlan Ellison f*cking dies on me before he finishes Last Dangerous Visions
I'm gonna take a giant soggy asparagus pee all over his grave!

That crazy son of a biatch!
:p
 
2013-01-02 03:49:42 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: 'Star Wars is adolescent nonsense; Close Encounters is obscurantist drivel; Star Trek can turn your brains to purée of bat guano; and the greatest science fiction series of all time is Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one or in a bunch to back it up!'"

--Harlan Ellison"

Moffat has never screwed around with a Harlan story/idea, I take it.


Dr. Who has never had a sufficiently intelligible plot for Ellison to claim it was ripped of from him.

\Ellison once claimed he wrote the Saga of Roland.
 
2013-01-02 03:51:41 PM  

stonicus: When you don't protect your favorite shows and movies, you end up with Jar Jar Binks...


There was no way for a fan to really protect against that ahead of time, as far as I can see;it wasn't something that any amount of scorn for later fans would have avoided.

I'm a little confused... Perhaps we're talking about slightly different things.
 
2013-01-02 03:58:04 PM  

ObscureNameHere: I'll just leave this here....

"They could not have been more offended, confused, enraged and startled. . . . There was a moment of stunned silence . . . and then an eruption of angry voices from all over the fifteen-hundred-person audience. The kids in their Luke Skywalker pajamas (cobbled up from older brother's castoff karate gi) and the retarded adults spot-welded into their Darth Vader fright-masks howled with fury. But I stood my ground, there on the lecture platform of the World Science Fiction Convention, and I repeated the words that had sent them into animal hysterics:

'Star Wars is adolescent nonsense; Close Encounters is obscurantist drivel; Star Trek can turn your brains to purée of bat guano; and the greatest science fiction series of all time is Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one or in a bunch to back it up!'"

--Harlan Ellison"


Just one of a multitude of entries in the "Proof that Harlan Ellison always has been, and still is, a giant douchebag" list
 
2013-01-02 03:58:22 PM  

Titanius Anglesmith: Kittypie070: akula: Kittypie070: The single deed in modern times through which the entire human race was ennobled.

You summed up what it is I love about space exploration, and you did so eloquently. I love space exploration because we're pushing the boundaries, going forth, trying to achieve. While so many of us are biatching, moaning, causing pain, being greedy, oppressing, and all the other bullshiat that comes with living in this crapsack world, when we go forth to explore we accomplish something worthwhile that will stand as long as humanity endures.

Man MUST explore.

Reach out, learn, test himself against all that creation can throw at him.

Some will be brave, and they will go out there, and run terrible risks.

And they will return with treasures in their hands. Not gold, not yet, but knowlege.

Knowlege goes everywhere. It's shared.

It...spreads, it gets used in ways the explorers never imagined, and they have a doubled reward.

Just knowing that mankind is able to call forth the very strongest and best part of his nature for an endeavour that has sprung from warfare, but is not itself war and is forbidden to bear weapons in anger, and that additionally benefits ALL mankind...is enough to put light in the eyes of even small meek people and to put steel in their backs and to give them a good reason to look within themselves and find out that they can also walk with pride.

Pride in being human.

Risk...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toG6aSQFF7Y


Ahhhhh. Vittu joo, saatana :D

I must have been channeling my inner Kirk :P
 
2013-01-02 04:02:32 PM  

stonicus: When you don't protect your favorite shows and movies, you end up with Jar Jar Binks...


So you're saying someone should have smothered Lucas in his sleep?
 
2013-01-02 04:04:05 PM  

Titanius Anglesmith: Kittypie070: akula: Kittypie070: The single deed in modern times through which the entire human race was ennobled.

You summed up what it is I love about space exploration, and you did so eloquently. I love space exploration because we're pushing the boundaries, going forth, trying to achieve. While so many of us are biatching, moaning, causing pain, being greedy, oppressing, and all the other bullshiat that comes with living in this crapsack world, when we go forth to explore we accomplish something worthwhile that will stand as long as humanity endures.

Man MUST explore.

Reach out, learn, test himself against all that creation can throw at him.

Some will be brave, and they will go out there, and run terrible risks.

And they will return with treasures in their hands. Not gold, not yet, but knowlege.

Knowlege goes everywhere. It's shared.

It...spreads, it gets used in ways the explorers never imagined, and they have a doubled reward.

Just knowing that mankind is able to call forth the very strongest and best part of his nature for an endeavour that has sprung from warfare, but is not itself war and is forbidden to bear weapons in anger, and that additionally benefits ALL mankind...is enough to put light in the eyes of even small meek people and to put steel in their backs and to give them a good reason to look within themselves and find out that they can also walk with pride.

Pride in being human.

Risk...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toG6aSQFF7Y


VITTU JOO, SAATANA!!!!! :D

/Man Lands On F*ckin' Moon! Hell yeah!! Hell Yeah!!
 
2013-01-02 04:04:34 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Apparently, during the Davidson era JNT approached Ellison to write a script for DOCTOR WHO, but the
BBC couldn't afford him.


on a side note... apparently Douglas Adams wrote a storyline for Doctor Who that was never made... they recently published it , my son is a fan of the doctor and I got it for him for Christmas... along with a Tom Baker scarf (all 12 feet of it).
 
2013-01-02 04:07:45 PM  

Sofa King Smart: DjangoStonereaver: Apparently, during the Davidson era JNT approached Ellison to write a script for DOCTOR WHO, but the
BBC couldn't afford him.

on a side note... apparently Douglas Adams wrote a storyline for Doctor Who that was never made... they recently published it , my son is a fan of the doctor and I got it for him for Christmas... along with a Tom Baker scarf (all 12 feet of it).


Adams also wrote "City of Death" and "Pirate Planet".

Shada is the one you're thinking of, which I got to see as a bootleg many many years ago.

I hope you didn't get the think geek scarf. It's laughably poor. The one that I got at the Who exp in Cardiff was twice the price, but twice as nice.

I
 
2013-01-02 04:10:24 PM  
Oh look! Double post, sorta. :)

Please pardon that. :P

Now after spouting all that awesome, I think I better show some exhaust and go explore the starry realms of paying da rent.

/SFW and guarandamnteed to never be a rickroll ;3
 
2013-01-02 04:11:03 PM  

Teufelaffe: stonicus: When you don't protect your favorite shows and movies, you end up with Jar Jar Binks...

So you're saying someone should have smothered Lucas in his sleep?


Or perhaps he advocates the "Misery" mode of fan input...


/you gotta wonder... when King was hit by that car a few years back, did he briefly worry someone had taken inspiration?
//the question must have been asked of him, but I don't remember hearing of it
 
2013-01-02 04:13:35 PM  

Titanius Anglesmith: ObscureNameHere: I'll just leave this here....

"They could not have been more offended, confused, enraged and startled. . . . There was a moment of stunned silence . . . and then an eruption of angry voices from all over the fifteen-hundred-person audience. The kids in their Luke Skywalker pajamas (cobbled up from older brother's castoff karate gi) and the retarded adults spot-welded into their Darth Vader fright-masks howled with fury. But I stood my ground, there on the lecture platform of the World Science Fiction Convention, and I repeated the words that had sent them into animal hysterics:

'Star Wars is adolescent nonsense; Close Encounters is obscurantist drivel; Star Trek can turn your brains to purée of bat guano; and the greatest science fiction series of all time is Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one or in a bunch to back it up!'"

--Harlan Ellison"

It's tough to agree or even like Ellisons work because he comes across as a total prick.


Didn't he advise that no one should get into writing?
 
2013-01-02 04:16:47 PM  
Doctor Who?

Is that the one with the police call boxes that roll around saying stuff like "Dominate?"

Link
 
2013-01-02 04:21:00 PM  

Titanius Anglesmith: poot_rootbeer: natas6.0: ug..dr who..really?
I've tried watching the show through the years and different guys playing the character

The character "Dr. Who" has only been played by one guy: Peter Cushing.

Been a fan for decades, and I like to agree with that but...

I do remember the end credits of the 4th Doctor being  Doctor Who - Tom Baker


Yeah, they've always been totally inconsistent with the credits...
 
2013-01-02 04:30:37 PM  
www.thingbox.com
 
2013-01-02 04:30:48 PM  

RobSeace: Titanius Anglesmith: poot_rootbeer: natas6.0: ug..dr who..really?
I've tried watching the show through the years and different guys playing the character

The character "Dr. Who" has only been played by one guy: Peter Cushing.

Been a fan for decades, and I like to agree with that but...

I do remember the end credits of the 4th Doctor being  Doctor Who - Tom Baker

Yeah, they've always been totally inconsistent with the credits...


I know, I was just pointing out the inconsistency. He's always been 'the Doctor' as far as I'm concerned.

/recently started watching it from the very beginning. Have all of the reconstructed lost eps out there so I figured I might as well watch all 36 years of episodes
//and building a near 1:1 size TARDIS
///the 1980-1989 version.
 
2013-01-02 05:14:45 PM  

Titanius Anglesmith: /recently started watching it from the very beginning. Have all of the reconstructed lost eps out there so I figured I might as well watch all 36 years of episodes


Damn, that's hardcore... I still can't bring myself to watch any more of Hartnell's episodes... I keep buying them all as they come out on DVD, but I don't watch them... I loathe his dottering old cranky douchebag of a Doctor... So, I'd start any such marathon with Troughton, who isn't nearly as annoying, but I still don't start to really like the character until Pertwee (and, of course, Tom Baker is the apex, at least of the classic Doctors, if not period)...
 
2013-01-02 05:21:51 PM  

meehaw: nice


Agreed. One of the best New Whos, and you nailed it.
 
2013-01-02 05:28:18 PM  

Titanius Anglesmith: I hope you didn't get the think geek scarf. It's laughably poor. The one that I got at the Who exp in Cardiff was twice the price, but twice as nice.


yes the scarf is from thinkgeek... and for $49 it was worth a try... son likes it... we looked at some of the handmade ones on Etsy... but didn't like the idea of dropping $150 on a scarf... and the who experience in cardiff wasn't on the vacation list last summer... sadly...

post pics of your Tardis when you get it done!
 
2013-01-02 05:30:01 PM  

Titanius Anglesmith:

/recently started watching it from the very beginning. Have all of the reconstructed lost eps out there so I figured I might as well watch all 36 years of episodes
//and building a near 1:1 size TARDIS
///the 1980-1989 version.


Built *something* like a TARDIS for my dogs this summer

img811.imageshack.us

Used the paint that was leftover after spraying and naming the boat. (guess which one I spent more time on...)

img845.imageshack.us
 
2013-01-02 05:32:33 PM  

RobSeace: Titanius Anglesmith: /recently started watching it from the very beginning. Have all of the reconstructed lost eps out there so I figured I might as well watch all 36 years of episodes

Damn, that's hardcore... I still can't bring myself to watch any more of Hartnell's episodes... I keep buying them all as they come out on DVD, but I don't watch them... I loathe his dottering old cranky douchebag of a Doctor... So, I'd start any such marathon with Troughton, who isn't nearly as annoying, but I still don't start to really like the character until Pertwee (and, of course, Tom Baker is the apex, at least of the classic Doctors, if not period)...


Hartnell will be tough to get through. I find him to be a bit too cranky for my tastes, but I'll manage it.
If I do 2 stories a day it'll take about 4 and a half months to get through.

My Doctor is number 7. I was introduced by way of the 4th, but the McCoy stories really sold me. I'd put Baker right up there with the best of all time despite that 7 is my fav.
When I was in England a few months ago I nearly shiat myself when booking a hotel for the London portion of the trip. I got to stay in Perivale :D
 
2013-01-02 05:33:40 PM  
So, I was wondering why the Silence wear human style suits.

Then I realized, humans wear Silence style suits in subconscious imitation.
 
2013-01-02 05:33:42 PM  

Sofa King Smart: Titanius Anglesmith: I hope you didn't get the think geek scarf. It's laughably poor. The one that I got at the Who exp in Cardiff was twice the price, but twice as nice.

yes the scarf is from thinkgeek... and for $49 it was worth a try... son likes it... we looked at some of the handmade ones on Etsy... but didn't like the idea of dropping $150 on a scarf... and the who experience in cardiff wasn't on the vacation list last summer... sadly...

post pics of your Tardis when you get it done!


I'll be doing a build blog once we get started. Just finished scaling it down a bit, and just found the right type of Yale lock. The jam jar will be the toughest bit to get, but I have a idea of where and how.
 
2013-01-02 05:39:15 PM  

Skyd1v: Titanius Anglesmith:

/recently started watching it from the very beginning. Have all of the reconstructed lost eps out there so I figured I might as well watch all 36 years of episodes
//and building a near 1:1 size TARDIS
///the 1980-1989 version.

Built *something* like a TARDIS for my dogs this summer

[img811.imageshack.us image 640x480]

Used the paint that was leftover after spraying and naming the boat. (guess which one I spent more time on...)

[img845.imageshack.us image 640x480]


That made me laugh. Nice!
 
2013-01-02 06:01:27 PM  

Sofa King Smart: DjangoStonereaver: Apparently, during the Davidson era JNT approached Ellison to write a script for DOCTOR WHO, but the
BBC couldn't afford him.

on a side note... apparently Douglas Adams wrote a storyline for Doctor Who that was never made... they recently published it , my son is a fan of the doctor and I got it for him for Christmas... along with a Tom Baker scarf (all 12 feet of it).


SHADA was partially made, but production was derailed by a technician's strike and never completed (the only episode
of the original series to be abandoned during production).

The BBC has used the footage in various places over the years:  in THE FIVE DOCTORS to make up for the fact that
Tom Baker declined to reprise his role, various recreations of the series that filled in the unfilmed bits with narration, and audio drama, and an unreleased version that filled in the missing episodes with animation similar to what has been
done with some of the older Troughton and Hartnell adventures with missing episodes.

I have the official VHS of the BBC recreation with Tom Baker narrating the action, and I quite like it.  It may be available
on EBay or used on Amazon, and if you're a hardcore Whovian its well worth it if you can get it cheap.

The Wikipedia page is pretty complete
 
2013-01-02 06:49:19 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Sofa King Smart: DjangoStonereaver: Apparently, during the Davidson era JNT approached Ellison to write a script for DOCTOR WHO, but the
BBC couldn't afford him.

on a side note... apparently Douglas Adams wrote a storyline for Doctor Who that was never made... they recently published it , my son is a fan of the doctor and I got it for him for Christmas... along with a Tom Baker scarf (all 12 feet of it).

SHADA was partially made, but production was derailed by a technician's strike and never completed (the only episode
of the original series to be abandoned during production).

The BBC has used the footage in various places over the years:  in THE FIVE DOCTORS to make up for the fact that
Tom Baker declined to reprise his role, various recreations of the series that filled in the unfilmed bits with narration, and audio drama, and an unreleased version that filled in the missing episodes with animation similar to what has been
done with some of the older Troughton and Hartnell adventures with missing episodes.

I have the official VHS of the BBC recreation with Tom Baker narrating the action, and I quite like it.  It may be available
on EBay or used on Amazon, and if you're a hardcore Whovian its well worth it if you can get it cheap.

The Wikipedia page is pretty complete


Hold your breath on getting the ancient VHS release - here's the upcoming DVD release
 
2013-01-02 07:20:39 PM  

Metaluna Mutant: DjangoStonereaver: Sofa King Smart: DjangoStonereaver: Apparently, during the Davidson era JNT approached Ellison to write a script for DOCTOR WHO, but the
BBC couldn't afford him.

on a side note... apparently Douglas Adams wrote a storyline for Doctor Who that was never made... they recently published it , my son is a fan of the doctor and I got it for him for Christmas... along with a Tom Baker scarf (all 12 feet of it).

SHADA was partially made, but production was derailed by a technician's strike and never completed (the only episode
of the original series to be abandoned during production).

The BBC has used the footage in various places over the years:  in THE FIVE DOCTORS to make up for the fact that
Tom Baker declined to reprise his role, various recreations of the series that filled in the unfilmed bits with narration, and audio drama, and an unreleased version that filled in the missing episodes with animation similar to what has been
done with some of the older Troughton and Hartnell adventures with missing episodes.

I have the official VHS of the BBC recreation with Tom Baker narrating the action, and I quite like it.  It may be available
on EBay or used on Amazon, and if you're a hardcore Whovian its well worth it if you can get it cheap.

The Wikipedia page is pretty complete

Hold your breath on getting the ancient VHS release - here's the upcoming DVD release


Sweet.  And, according to the "Also Bought" teaser on the bottom, the new release of THE REIGN OF TERROR with
episodes 4 & 5 animated to the original audio track is coming out a month later.
 
2013-01-02 08:54:12 PM  

Titanius Anglesmith: It's tough to agree or even like Ellisons work because he comes across as a total prick.


It's one of those occassional cases where I can greatly enjoy someone's work, but feel like given the chance to spend a day with them, I'd actually likely pass. Sometimes a very creative person unfortunately happens to also be a shiathead on a personal level.

/another example being Richard Wagner. I can enjoy the music and operas while thinking the man was an asshole
 
2013-01-02 08:57:14 PM  
Skyd1v: Built *something* like a TARDIS for my dogs this summer

[img811.imageshack.us image 640x480]

Used the paint that was leftover after spraying and naming the boat. (guess which one I spent more time on...)

[img845.imageshack.us image 640x480]


Hah! Nice.
 
2013-01-02 08:58:36 PM  
ack, html element closing fail
 
2013-01-02 09:41:00 PM  

Milo Minderbinder: How did a Neil Armstrong thread turn into a Dr. Who debate?


My guess is it was the Dr. Who quote in the headline that brought it on.

Milo Minderbinder: If there is a less justified reason for calling someone an asshole then than their opinion on episodic tv, I have not seen it.


I agree with you, but the OP didn't just express his dislike of a TV show, he went after its fans, which is kind of a dick move.
 
2013-01-02 10:16:38 PM  

Sybarite: "Holy shiat, the Moon!"


The Onion headline?
 
2013-01-03 01:18:18 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-03 10:01:30 AM  

Flint Ironstag: Sybarite: "Holy shiat, the Moon!"

The Onion headline?



Nah, a Dana Gould bit from years ago about a brainstorming session among the writers NASA hired to write Armstrong's first words. "Look, we're not giving up on 'Holy shiat, the Moon," I just want to hear some other ideas."
 
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