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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old January 18 2013, 04:09 AM   #46
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Re: Big Bang-Next Generation

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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.
I shudder to think what category I fall into!

Seriously, most of my Trekkie friends are hooked on the show. And, yes, I have laughed in recognition more than once . . . .
I've attended many local fan-run cons over the last 4 decades or so, and I've met people at every single one that either come close, match, or surpass the guys on TBBT.

I've been buying comics in comic shops for nearly as long, and recognize the same discussions as the guys on TBBT get into.
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Old January 19 2013, 04:11 AM   #47
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I don't think it's offensive, I just think it's not at all funny.
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Old January 19 2013, 05:20 PM   #48
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I don't think it's offensive, I just think it's not at all funny.
Same here, it's not offensive, just annoying and unfunny.
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Old January 19 2013, 05:26 PM   #49
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I don't think it's offensive, I just think it's not at all funny.
Same here, it's not offensive, just annoying and unfunny.
And that's perfectly fair. What is funny or not is entirely subjective anyway.
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Old January 20 2013, 03:20 AM   #50
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C'mon guys! If you can't laugh at yourselves, who can you laugh at? BBT is funny.

However, they do have to work on their female geeks. We're a lot hotter and sexier than the ones they write about.
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Old January 20 2013, 04:30 AM   #51
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I'd like to see a female geek added to the show. Amy and Bernie are nerds but not geeks. Perhaps they could bring back Alice, comic book artist Leonard dated.
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Old January 21 2013, 04:26 PM   #52
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They really need to do an episode where a writer friend of Penny invites them to the filming of a TV show about nerds. Penny of course will be upset that she didn't get the role of the neighbor. The guys will find it cruel, unfunny and demeaning. Leonard will claim the science and geek references are inaccurate. Sheldon will counter with "Actually they are surprisingly accurate" then add the inevitable "But I prefer Community, that Troy and Abed are a hoot in a holler" Since Community is toast, maybe Donald Glover can play "Leonard" and Danny Pudi can be "Sheldon"
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Old January 28 2013, 01:07 AM   #53
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I'd like to see a female geek added to the show. Amy and Bernie are nerds but not geeks. Perhaps they could bring back Alice, comic book artist Leonard dated.
Yeah, that's my one criticism of the show. They haven't gotten the female geek quite right. In "The Bakersfield
Expeditiion" I was very shocked that Amy didn't know about comic books. We real world female geeks do.

I'd like to see Sheldon get into it with a female Star Trek fan and see what happens. Usually anytime a guy fan tries to talk Trek with you he has a tendancy (not all guys) to try to show you he's the superior fan...and then you usually have to crush his ego.
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Old January 28 2013, 01:16 AM   #54
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Here's the thing: BBT is a farce that makes fun of the foibles and ridiculous behavior of its characters, as comedies tend to do. It's not meant to be a fair and objective portrayal of us geeky types, nor is it morally obligated to present us in a positive light. Are all geeks on TV supposed to be positive role models--or are we just not supposed to poke fun at ourselves when the "mundanes" are watching?

And, speaking as someone who has stayed up to 3 AM in the morning arguing about the metaphysical implications of transporter beams, BBT seems pretty on-target to me!
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Old January 28 2013, 01:36 AM   #55
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I LIKED IT BEFORE IT WAS MAINSTREAM!



No, I didn't.

I think the show's funny....not always, but most of the times. And I'll never hand in my nerdcard!
Me too....
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Old January 28 2013, 01:39 AM   #56
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I'd like to see a female geek added to the show. Amy and Bernie are nerds but not geeks. Perhaps they could bring back Alice, comic book artist Leonard dated.
Yeah, that's my one criticism of the show. They haven't gotten the female geek quite right. In "The Bakersfield
Expeditiion" I was very shocked that Amy didn't know about comic books. We real world female geeks do.
I guess the idea is supposed to be that Amy and Bernadette are into science, but not science fiction. Which is a valid distinction, I guess, but does leave an opening for a female character who's actually into the whole comic book/scifi thing as well.
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Old January 28 2013, 01:57 AM   #57
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It seems with BBT you either love it or hate it. I know it really relies on the gimmick of making fun of the characters' perceived flaws. However never once did I feel like the show was maliciously making fun of geeks. It actually looks a lot more fun than what people would consider "normal."
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