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Old June 16 2013, 09:54 PM   #1
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More than a normal person...

Okay,

I'm seen The Wrath of Khan a lot. I mean, a lot.

More than a normal person. More than a lot of you I would wager (though probably not some of you ).

I got TWOK on VHS around 1988 and I reckon on average I've watched it an average of 25 times a year since then.

Seriously. Well over 500 times. Possibly more.

When I was in my teens I would watch it weekly, sometimes twice a week (!) Sometimes every day (!!!). I probably watch it 4 or 5 times a year now, maybe less (now I've got kids and got married) but I never get bored of watching it.

I've seen Encounter at Farpoint a lot too. As a teenager I rewound that VHS until it wore it out. Literally (its not even my favourite episode). I obsess over The Doomsday Machine a lot too.

TWOK trumps them all though.

Too much?

Anyone else?

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Old June 16 2013, 10:05 PM   #2
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Re: More than a normal person...

^I'd say that's too much.

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Old June 16 2013, 10:17 PM   #3
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Re: More than a normal person...

I've seen TWOK a lot too, though nowhere close to 500 times. Maybe one twentieth of that. I've seen TMP close to thirty times. I've seen all of TNG and DS9 about twenty times, and every episode of the other series close to ten times (I don't skip).

I've seen Data's Day probably more than any other episode or film. It's not my favorite, and it's certainly not the best, but I've always felt it perfectly encapsulated the entire franchise.
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Old June 16 2013, 11:53 PM   #4
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Re: More than a normal person...

When I was a teenager I taped every single episode of TNG off the TV. I also made sure to get them on the tape in the order they aired, even though they were syndicated in production order. And I power watched those tapes constantly.

The movie I've seen the most times is Monty Python and the Holy Grail. For like a year when I was 13 I saw it like once a week.
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Old June 16 2013, 11:59 PM   #5
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When do you come up for air?







Yeah, my 2000th post.
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Old June 17 2013, 12:09 AM   #6
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Re: More than a normal person...

You remind me of another TOS episode... "Obsession".
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Old June 17 2013, 12:17 AM   #7
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Re: More than a normal person...

Jon1701, are there any particular scenes that you enjoy enough to watch this movie so many times?

I've seen TWOK a lot too, but nowhere near that much. I'd have to say my choices for Most Watched TV Shows would be The Crow: Stairway to Heaven and I, Claudius.
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Old June 17 2013, 12:19 AM   #8
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Re: More than a normal person...

I've seen it maybe 2 or 3 times. I don't think I've seen a film more than 8 or 9 times.

Seriously, can't imagine seeing a film 500 times, even over decades. Sounds like it must be burned into your subconscious.
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Old June 17 2013, 01:20 AM   #9
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I'd say TWOK is probably the Trek movie I've seen the most too. But you've got me beat. Hell, this past February was the first time I sat down and watched the whole thing since 2007.
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Old June 17 2013, 01:38 AM   #10
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Re: More than a normal person...

I saw ST4 about a dozen times in the theater. It and the original BTTF are the films I've seen most often repeatedly.
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Old June 17 2013, 01:39 AM   #11
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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
I saw ST4 about a dozen times in the theater. It and the original BTTF are the films I've seen most often repeatedly.
I've always preferred the second Back to the Future film myself. The scene in Doc's garage is classic.

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Old June 17 2013, 06:23 AM   #12
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Timewalker wrote: View Post
Jon1701, are there any particular scenes that you enjoy enough to watch this movie so many times?

I've seen TWOK a lot too, but nowhere near that much. I'd have to say my choices for Most Watched TV Shows would be The Crow: Stairway to Heaven and I, Claudius.
I used to watch the end a lot

"Kirk to spock, its 2 hours are you ready?"

- right the way through to the end.



I'm sure someone has watched it more times than me. I did think it was a 1000, but 500 is the more conservative figure. I've probably only seen it 50 times in the last ten years.

I saw it on the TV in the 80's, taped it in the late 80's. Bought it on VHS in the 90's, on DVD in the 00's (both versions!) and then blu ray a couple of years ago.

To be honest, this is one of the reasons why I hated the death scene in STID. The original is seared into my brain.

Come on, somebody must be able to beat me. I was a geek as a kid, but not that weird.

I went out with girls. I had friends.

*silence*



Just me?
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Old June 17 2013, 07:27 AM   #13
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The Op needs to get laid.
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Old June 17 2013, 08:56 AM   #14
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Lt. Cheka Wey wrote: View Post
The Op needs to get laid.
Lovely

Last time I checked this was a board for discussing Star Trek.

Thanks for your contribution to the thread. It really moved the topic forward.
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Old June 17 2013, 09:45 AM   #15
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Lt. Cheka Wey wrote: View Post
The Op needs to get laid.
Unless you're offering, best to keep those opinions to yourself. If the man enjoys watching the movie again and again, he's not hurting anyone so let him.
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