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2013-05-29 09:10:43 AM
Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor not a very good actor.
 
2013-05-29 09:28:13 AM
Saw him in Hang "em High yesterday.
 
2013-05-29 09:35:56 AM
There is no dash in the phrase "running gag".
 
2013-05-29 09:50:22 AM

vudukungfu: Saw him in Hang "em High yesterday.


He was in some war flick over Memorial Day. Poor guy, all I could think was: 'Hey, it's Bones!'

Need Gordon Ramsey style memes though.
 
2013-05-29 10:01:31 AM
Named our cat Bones. His food dish says "Dammit Jim Im a cat not a doctor" on the side.
 
2013-05-29 10:12:37 AM
The Doctor Who "It's bigger on the inside" joke is a great example of the current writers losing sight of what they're doing. Instead of treating each new companion with respect and giving them their moment of wonder, it's become a chance to deliver a (so called) witty one liner or dismissed out of hand. Almost as if the scene was written to appease the fanboy, rather than being true to the characters...
 
2013-05-29 10:17:13 AM
Interesting article. Do you have the original of that?
 
2013-05-29 10:32:28 AM

jso2897: There is no dash in the phrase "running gag".


i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-05-29 10:37:27 AM

TabASlotB: Interesting article. Do you have the original of that?


www.holdinoutforahero.org
 
2013-05-29 10:41:49 AM

Hebalo: The Doctor Who "It's bigger on the inside" joke is a great example of the current writers losing sight of what they're doing. Instead of treating each new companion with respect and giving them their moment of wonder, it's become a chance to deliver a (so called) witty one liner or dismissed out of hand. Almost as if the scene was written to appease the fanboy, rather than being true to the characters...


I don't recall Amy Pond saying anything like it. She was positively starstruck by it.

The gags are part of the story. People would be disappointed if they weren't there. However, sometimes there is a different take on it. Like STID, Kirk tells Bones "Enough with the metaphors, that's an order." I have no real problem with them. If you're a fan of the show, it's just something that's there.
 
2013-05-29 10:49:39 AM

Hebalo: The Doctor Who "It's bigger on the inside" joke is a great example of the current writers losing sight of what they're doing. Instead of treating each new companion with respect and giving them their moment of wonder, it's become a chance to deliver a (so called) witty one liner or dismissed out of hand. Almost as if the scene was written to appease the fanboy, rather than being true to the characters...


I totally haven't seen that with Moffatt's run:

- Amy got the big moment of wonder scene when they introduced the new interior at the end of The Eleventh Hour.
- Rory was showing his first signs of being awesome, and had already seen a lot of crazy stuff two years previously with Prisoner Zero. Also, he was being a bit of a dick because he wasn't sure if the Doctor was a romantic threat, since Amy had been obsessed with him her whole life.
- Victorian Clara was a splinter of herself so she already knew what the TARDIS was at some level, which is why she had a different reaction. Also, the scene was interesting because the Doctor gives her the big speech about taking her on as a companion, then she promptly dies.
- Original Clara was amazed, but didn't have time to take it in properly because of the crashing plane, and the skipping ahead to breakfast part gave her chance to take in the wonder of the time travel aspect. Overall, I thought it was a really cool take on the introducing the companion to the TARDIS scene.

With a show that's been doing this for 50 years, you have to change it up a bit, and I think that the way Moffatt has been doing it has been working.
 
2013-05-29 10:59:56 AM

MFAWG: Need Gordon Ramsey style memes though.


www.dumpaday.com

jokideo.com

themockdock.com

More of these here.
 
2013-05-29 11:12:47 AM

Big Beef Burrito: TabASlotB: Interesting article. Do you have the original of that?

[www.holdinoutforahero.org image 300x375]


Stop it both of you.  Leave it to Fark to ruin the best meme evar.
 
2013-05-29 11:20:13 AM

Psycoholic_Slag: Big Beef Burrito: TabASlotB: Interesting article. Do you have the original of that?

[www.holdinoutforahero.org image 300x375]

Stop it both of you.  Leave it to Fark to ruin the best meme evar.


Sorry, Pa.
 
2013-05-29 11:24:10 AM

Mad_Radhu: With a show that's been doing this for 50 years, you have to change it up a bit, and I think that the way Moffatt has been doing it has been working.


You're welcome to think that. I feel he had a decent start, but the quality has dropped off the cliff this last season.
 
2013-05-29 11:24:48 AM
/sorry
 
2013-05-29 11:25:24 AM

WippitGuud: /sorry


foiled by the throwaway url link.
 
2013-05-29 11:34:25 AM

jso2897: There is no dash in the phrase "running gag".


There is if it modifies adjectively a following noun, as in "running-gag syndrome".

Still, that article was written by a person with a pretty sour version of OCD.
 
2013-05-29 11:51:02 AM
A running-gag what? Why did you adjectivize that if you're not going to finish the thought? Oy.
 
2013-05-29 12:04:40 PM

fustanella: A running-gag what? Why did you adjectivize that if you're not going to finish the thought? Oy.


bla bla bla goes the grammer-nazi.
 
2013-05-29 12:30:01 PM

Mad_Radhu: Hebalo: The Doctor Who "It's bigger on the inside" joke is a great example of the current writers losing sight of what they're doing. Instead of treating each new companion with respect and giving them their moment of wonder, it's become a chance to deliver a (so called) witty one liner or dismissed out of hand. Almost as if the scene was written to appease the fanboy, rather than being true to the characters...

I totally haven't seen that with Moffatt's run:

- Amy got the big moment of wonder scene when they introduced the new interior at the end of The Eleventh Hour.
- Rory was showing his first signs of being awesome, and had already seen a lot of crazy stuff two years previously with Prisoner Zero. Also, he was being a bit of a dick because he wasn't sure if the Doctor was a romantic threat, since Amy had been obsessed with him her whole life.
- Victorian Clara was a splinter of herself so she already knew what the TARDIS was at some level, which is why she had a different reaction. Also, the scene was interesting because the Doctor gives her the big speech about taking her on as a companion, then she promptly dies.
- Original Clara was amazed, but didn't have time to take it in properly because of the crashing plane, and the skipping ahead to breakfast part gave her chance to take in the wonder of the time travel aspect. Overall, I thought it was a really cool take on the introducing the companion to the TARDIS scene.

With a show that's been doing this for 50 years, you have to change it up a bit, and I think that the way Moffatt has been doing it has been working.


God, I miss Rory...
/we really just need a Rory and Doctor series.
 
2013-05-29 12:50:10 PM
42?
 
2013-05-29 01:08:39 PM

Hebalo: The Doctor Who "It's bigger on the inside" joke is a great example of the current writers losing sight of what they're doing. Instead of treating each new companion with respect and giving them their moment of wonder, it's become a chance to deliver a (so called) witty one liner or dismissed out of hand. Almost as if the scene was written to appease the fanboy, rather than being true to the characters...


How about the version of Clara who said "It's smaller on the outside!"  That was actually pretty witty and a good take on a classic line :)
 
2013-05-29 01:15:08 PM
imageshack.us
 
2013-05-29 01:38:28 PM
List misses all of the Pixar running gags...
 
2013-05-29 01:42:29 PM
List fails without a mention of 42.
 
2013-05-29 02:27:05 PM

Hebalo: Mad_Radhu: With a show that's been doing this for 50 years, you have to change it up a bit, and I think that the way Moffatt has been doing it has been working.

You're welcome to think that. I feel he had a decent start, but the quality has dropped off the cliff this last season.


It's not been quite as good, but I blame on basically having to tell two story arcs in the season: the farewell of the ponds and the mystery of Clara. Yeah, there have been some clunkers, but I'm waiting to see how the 50th anniversary winds up going. Since the season was a big setup for that, if it falls flat on its face it is going to rate lower in my opinion, but a good special may redeem some of the clunkier setup episodes.
 
2013-05-29 02:34:58 PM

bborchar: Hebalo: The Doctor Who "It's bigger on the inside" joke is a great example of the current writers losing sight of what they're doing. Instead of treating each new companion with respect and giving them their moment of wonder, it's become a chance to deliver a (so called) witty one liner or dismissed out of hand. Almost as if the scene was written to appease the fanboy, rather than being true to the characters...

I don't recall Amy Pond saying anything like it. She was positively starstruck by it.

The gags are part of the story. People would be disappointed if they weren't there. However, sometimes there is a different take on it. Like STID, Kirk tells Bones "Enough with the metaphors, that's an order." I have no real problem with them. If you're a fan of the show, it's just something that's there.


With sluts like Amy Pond, I bet SHE is "bigger on the inside", if you know what I mean.

www.gifcrap.com
 
2013-05-29 03:06:19 PM
They mentioned Animorphs! Cool!
 
2013-05-29 03:53:26 PM

Mad_Radhu: t's not been quite as good, but I blame on basically having choosing to tell two story arcs in the season: the farewell of the ponds and the mystery of Clara. Yeah, there have been some clunkers, but I'm waiting to see how the 50th anniversary winds up going. Since the season was a big setup for that, if it falls flat on its face it is going to rate lower in my opinion, but a good special may redeem some of the clunkier setup episodes.


Nobody made Moffat turn the first half of the season into an overstayed farewell (good farking riddance) to the Ponds. My big problem with Moffat's steering is exactly what you mentioned. He's basically using a half season to set up something else, while the quality suffers, and the individual episodes range from OK to farking terrible. The season finale was a perfect encapsulation of Moffat's reign: 45 minutes of farting about with things that are inevitably meaningless, all for a 2 minute "AHA!!!!!" shock moment. That's not good writing, it's trying (and failing) to be clever. Whatever happened to telling good stories?
 
2013-05-29 04:20:29 PM
I'm personally a fan of the theory that Stan Lee is actually playing the Watcher in all of the movies.  I would love for that to become official.
 
2013-05-29 05:15:12 PM

PizzaJedi81: More of these here.


Thanks for these. I don't get why people hate on him. Buddy's a trip to watch, and I bet his food would be yummy to my tummy. Great example of unintentional running gag in an unintentional comedy too.
 
2013-05-29 05:39:04 PM

fustanella: A running-gag what? Why did you adjectivize that if you're not going to finish the thought? Oy.


Just to see if you'd say anything. Now I know, and knowing is half the battle.
 
2013-05-29 06:56:40 PM

Hebalo: it's trying (and failing) to be clever


I don't believe it's trying to be clever.
 
2013-05-29 07:19:35 PM

OniExpress: I'm personally a fan of the theory that Stan Lee is actually playing the Watcher in all of the movies.  I would love for that to become official.


Only if he was made up as the Watcher, but retained those styling' '70s windowpane glasses. Yo, Uatu!

/excelsior!
 
2013-05-29 07:29:16 PM

lostcitysaint: They mentioned Animorphs! Cool!



Ya seriously, I wtfed when I read it.  Out of all the sci-fi that they could have chosen for running gags, they went with Animorphs?
 
2013-05-29 09:30:21 PM

t3knomanser: Hebalo: it's trying (and failing) to be clever

I don't believe it's trying to be clever.


The writers are practically falling over themselves trying to show you how clever they are. But clever isn't good. Clever is a writer's way of not engaging with his story, and trying to impress with shallow tricks instead.
 
2013-05-29 11:24:19 PM
I have a PhD. My last boss, who's name is Jim, kept asking me to do things outside my specialty. Too bad he wasn't a star trek geek.
 
2013-05-30 12:01:27 AM

OniExpress: I'm personally a fan of the theory that Stan Lee is actually playing the Watcher in all of the movies.  I would love for that to become official.


This.    Heck, they could do the watcher as a CG character and have him voice it.  All of geekdom would fall to its knees either in horror or ready to perform felatio.

/If i recall correctly, he was not in one marvel movie.
//I loved how he drew himself in the doctor strange outfits.
///Slashies
 
2013-05-30 01:54:25 AM

docbenspock: Mad_Radhu: Hebalo: The Doctor Who "It's bigger on the inside" joke is a great example of the current writers losing sight of what they're doing. Instead of treating each new companion with respect and giving them their moment of wonder, it's become a chance to deliver a (so called) witty one liner or dismissed out of hand. Almost as if the scene was written to appease the fanboy, rather than being true to the characters...

I totally haven't seen that with Moffatt's run:

- Amy got the big moment of wonder scene when they introduced the new interior at the end of The Eleventh Hour.
- Rory was showing his first signs of being awesome, and had already seen a lot of crazy stuff two years previously with Prisoner Zero. Also, he was being a bit of a dick because he wasn't sure if the Doctor was a romantic threat, since Amy had been obsessed with him her whole life.
- Victorian Clara was a splinter of herself so she already knew what the TARDIS was at some level, which is why she had a different reaction. Also, the scene was interesting because the Doctor gives her the big speech about taking her on as a companion, then she promptly dies.
- Original Clara was amazed, but didn't have time to take it in properly because of the crashing plane, and the skipping ahead to breakfast part gave her chance to take in the wonder of the time travel aspect. Overall, I thought it was a really cool take on the introducing the companion to the TARDIS scene.

With a show that's been doing this for 50 years, you have to change it up a bit, and I think that the way Moffatt has been doing it has been working.

God, I miss Rory...
/we really just need a Rory and Doctor series.


Just saw him on Broadway in  Once.
 
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