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
jack21221: Allow me to be the first to say "I don't get it."
Milo Minderbinder: How did a Neil Armstrong thread turn into a Dr. Who debate?
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 hipstersstoplikingwhatidontlike.jpgSeriously, 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.
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
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 answeredJust 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.
biglew99: Cheron: jack21221: Allow me to be the first to say "I don't get it."LinkI 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!
Flint Ironstag: Sybarite: "Holy shiat, the Moon!"The Onion headline?
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.
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.
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?
poot_rootbeer: natas6.0: ug..dr who..really?I've tried watching the show through the years and different guys playing the characterThe character "Dr. Who" has only been played by one guy: Peter Cushing.
natas6.0: ug..dr who..really?I've tried watching the show through the years and different guys playing the character
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 THATwhile ten thousand years down the halls of history the name of Neil Armstrong will still shinebright and wholly untarnished.Squeak on, jealous ennobled human biatches. ;3
ashinmytomatoes: On the case...[whatculture.com image 600x300]/Hot as David 8.
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
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.
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