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Old January 14 2013, 08:46 PM   #16
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I tried to watch it after I read about the Trek references and guest stars, but despite those good points, it just seems like a typical network sitcom to me, and I was never interested enough to watch an entire episode.
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Old January 14 2013, 09:36 PM   #17
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I understand BBT broke viewer records with this episode.
It's been doing that lately, and I read a story attributing its sudden surge in success to the TBS reruns.

I've started watching it more because of that. And a co-worker who I thought would never like a show like BBT - she's been mentioning it every day for like two weeks now.

I wondered why Sheldon dressed up as Data - doesn't he hate Brent Spiner, after he tore up his autographed MISB Wesley Crusher action figure? Or did they make up?
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Old January 14 2013, 10:50 PM   #18
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It's the closest he'll ever get to having a robot body.
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Old January 15 2013, 12:56 AM   #19
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Wheeeeatoonnnn!
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Old January 15 2013, 07:44 AM   #20
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I understand BBT broke viewer records with this episode.
It's becoming quite strange--my parents are in their late-50's and they're becoming huge fans, along with many other people whom I would never have guessed would like the show.

I think the gradual additions of the Bernadette and Amy Farrah Fowler characters were intended to attract more mainstream viewers.
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Old January 15 2013, 06:15 PM   #21
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I thought this show was mainstream from the start.....
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Old January 15 2013, 06:48 PM   #22
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I understand BBT broke viewer records with this episode.
It's becoming quite strange--my parents are in their late-50's and they're becoming huge fans, along with many other people whom I would never have guessed would like the show.


I'm 55 and my wife is 56. We love it because we've both been Trekkies and sci fi fans our whole lives, and we love the genre references and jokes. We think of it was a sitcom written "for us nerds."
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Old January 15 2013, 06:55 PM   #23
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I like it because I have a lot of nerdy scientist friends and I can't help but see some similarities.
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Old January 15 2013, 09:04 PM   #24
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It's becoming quite strange--my parents are in their late-50's and they're becoming huge fans, along with many other people whom I would never have guessed would like the show.


I'm 55 and my wife is 56. We love it because we've both been Trekkies and sci fi fans our whole lives, and we love the genre references and jokes. We think of it was a sitcom written "for us nerds."
The strange part isn't their age--it's that my parents are not sci-fi fans in the least, and have little-to-no knowledge of higher mathematics or physics.

My siblings gave me hell about my affinity for sci-fi when we were kids, and now they watch, too.
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Old January 15 2013, 10:41 PM   #25
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I love BBT because I can relate to it - I can remember a time when I was almost as good at sports and human interaction as Sheldon, almost as classy of a dresser as Wolowitz, almost as good-looking as Leonard, and almost as good at talking to girls as Koothrapalli.
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Old January 17 2013, 01:29 AM   #26
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I watched the ComicCon/TNG episode... God that was painful. This is what passes for humor these days?! This is what some think is a GOOD representation of geeks and nerds? Ugh.

I stand by my "Nerd-Face" comment.
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Old January 17 2013, 01:37 AM   #27
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It's what passes for humor on CBS. But since only senior citizens and chemically castrated sex offenders watch CBS, it's not really a representative audience.
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Old January 17 2013, 01:48 AM   #28
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Community is also a good show for representing nerds.

Big Bang Theory, the very premise of the beginning of the show is that there's something silly and weird about being intelligent, being socially awkward and enjoying science fiction (And that the three naturally go hand and hand). And while I admit the references can be good, they cover them in a very 'quirky' superficial way like any other sitcoms.
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Old January 17 2013, 01:54 AM   #29
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The behaviors of the group of guys were just every nerd/geek trope imaginable. It was just, ugh, annoying to watch. "Production values" of the show didn't strike me as great either. Granted, it's a sitcom but, man, it was just ugly to watch. I'm glad I don't watch sitcoms anymore. I did find the B-Story with the girls trying to get into comic-books and understand Thor's hammer and getting into a nerdy discussion over it. I wish the episode had been about that rather than this tenuous Star Trek connection nonsense.
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Old January 17 2013, 02:54 AM   #30
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Actually, the funniest bit was when the girls got caught up in a debate about comic books.

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