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Old March 19 2013, 05:32 PM   #496
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I liked the thinly veiled jokes about Downton Abbey and I really liked The Escape Hatch.
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Old March 19 2013, 05:37 PM   #497
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I liked everything about Barney's apartment. They really had the gags coming out left and right. I especially liked the Jor-El head. I've noticed that a number of shows and movies these days use holography like that as if it were real technology that existed today.
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Old March 19 2013, 05:47 PM   #498
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I liked the gags, too, but what took me out of my suspension of disbelief is that from a practical standpoint the greenscreen window doesn't work. The actors were literally looking at a greenscreen, and the effect is done in post. So unless you've got a really dumb chick, it wouldn't work in real life. That makes me a sad panda.
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Old March 19 2013, 06:11 PM   #499
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I liked everything about Barney's apartment. They really had the gags coming out left and right. I especially liked the Jor-El head. I've noticed that a number of shows and movies these days use holography like that as if it were real technology that existed today.
I give this some sort of extended suspension of disbelief, 'cause after all, on of Television's tropes is that any blow to the head means being unconscious...
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Old March 20 2013, 04:12 AM   #500
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This ep was a bit meh for me. Not bad, just...okay.

Also, I let the head-holo slide, but the greenscreen outside the window makes no sense at all.
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Old March 20 2013, 05:35 AM   #501
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I liked the gags, too, but what took me out of my suspension of disbelief is that from a practical standpoint the greenscreen window doesn't work. The actors were literally looking at a greenscreen, and the effect is done in post. So unless you've got a really dumb chick, it wouldn't work in real life. That makes me a sad panda.
Um... you've seen some of the women that Barney brings back to his place, right?
I saw a segment on a science show a few months ago about holography - we can actually do a holographic head now (not Kryptonian good, but, it works). link Albeit, Barney would need to know people and blow a lot of money.
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Old March 20 2013, 05:47 AM   #502
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Barney can afford to install all those gadgets in his house...I'm sure he can afford a working holographic machine too. I mean we don't even know what he does for a living...he's probably loaded.

Anyways, solid episode, it didn't really stand out to me, but it wasn't horrible either.
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Old March 20 2013, 09:55 AM   #503
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There wasn't smoke, but they could have just used an old fashioned projector bouncing off a couple mirrors, technology that's been around for a hundred years, if done right would look much better than a real hologram.
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Old March 20 2013, 12:12 PM   #504
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Funny thing was the day before this aired I saw the new Oz movie and then went home and watched Wizard of Oz so I had a hat trick of holographic shouting heads!
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Old March 20 2013, 01:53 PM   #505
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Funny thing was the day before this aired I saw the new Oz movie and then went home and watched Wizard of Oz so I had a hat trick of holographic shouting heads!
Speaking of Oz, I heard there were some deleted cameos ...

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Old March 23 2013, 12:43 PM   #506
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The last two episodes of How I Met Your Mother's eighth season may be titled "Something Old" (airing May 6 and featuring the return of Robin's dad, played by Ray Wise) and "Something New" (May 13), but don't assume that means we'll finally see the long-anticipated nuptials of Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders). "I don't want to necessarily promise the wedding," executive producer Carter Bays says. "It's more complex than that."

"We're going to be taking some surprising risks with time. The finale is almost like a pilot for the new series that the ninth [and final] season becomes."
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I don't think we're going to get a "How I Met Your Father" scenario or a full season where we get to know the mother. I think the entire cast will be front and center as usual and we won't see the mother until May of 2014 eventhough the wedding will take place in May 2013. So how will this work? Here's one possibility...

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Old March 23 2013, 12:59 PM   #507
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Ugh. I don't like the sound of that. I want to meet the damn Mother already!!!
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Old March 23 2013, 01:35 PM   #508
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Mild spoilers ahead...

The last two episodes of How I Met Your Mother's eighth season may be titled "Something Old" (airing May 6 and featuring the return of Robin's dad, played by Ray Wise) and "Something New" (May 13), but don't assume that means we'll finally see the long-anticipated nuptials of Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders). "I don't want to necessarily promise the wedding," executive producer Carter Bays says. "It's more complex than that."

"We're going to be taking some surprising risks with time. The finale is almost like a pilot for the new series that the ninth [and final] season becomes."
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I don't think we're going to get a "How I Met Your Father" scenario or a full season where we get to know the mother. I think the entire cast will be front and center as usual and we won't see the mother until May of 2014 eventhough the wedding will take place in May 2013. So how will this work? Here's one possibility...

Or Big Day?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0805660/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

But what's to stop them doing that again?
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Old March 23 2013, 02:00 PM   #509
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^ Yeah, I thought of Big Day. It'd be funny if they did that and cast Marla Sokoloff as the mother. Or not since she'd only be in the band.
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Old March 23 2013, 10:57 PM   #510
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I think my wife's head will explode if we don't meet the mother at the end of this season. I'm content to keep watching for as long as it takes, but she's ready for some kind of pay off.
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