RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 139,086
Posts: 5,398,863
Members: 24,735
Currently online: 587
Newest member: extremedalek

TrekToday headlines

Star Trek Seekers Cover Art
By: T'Bonz on Aug 27

Fan Film Axanar Kickstarter Success
By: T'Bonz on Aug 27

Two New Starship Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Aug 26

Trek Actor Wins Emmy
By: T'Bonz on Aug 26

Trek Retro Watches
By: T'Bonz on Aug 26

New DS9 eBook To Debut
By: T'Bonz on Aug 25

Trek Ice Cube Maker and Shot Glasses
By: T'Bonz on Aug 25

City on the Edge of Forever #3 Preview
By: T'Bonz on Aug 25

TV Alert: Shatner TNG Documentary
By: T'Bonz on Aug 25

Forbes Cast In Powers
By: T'Bonz on Aug 22


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > TV & Media

TV & Media Non-Trek television, movies, books, music, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old February 3 2014, 05:07 AM   #1441
Aldo
Admiral
 
Aldo's Avatar
 
Location: Somewhere Out there beneath the pale moonlight.
Re: Ongoing Community Discussion Thread

the G-man wrote: View Post
I agree with those of you who mentioned that the Britta and Abed storyline was the best of the week. That being said I like the way Nichols has been integrated into the group
Are you referring to Buzz Hickey? Played by Jonathon Banks?

Edit: I just did some research on the character and his original name was supposed to be Pat Nichols, but that wasn't cleared due to legal reasons.
__________________
Don't believe everything I say.
Aldo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old February 3 2014, 12:46 PM   #1442
Pingfah
Admiral
 
Pingfah's Avatar
 
Location: Cornwall, UK
Re: Ongoing Community Discussion Thread

Just thought i'd give a plug to Dan Harmon's new Adult Swim show, Rick & Morty.

Anybody watching it? 6 episodes have aired, I recommend watching them all in a row. It's extremely whacked out, surreal sci-fi based comedy, but when you get used to it, after 2 or 3 episodes you'll be busting a gut. It's hilarious.

It's also full of lots of cool sci-fi concepts, it would be entertaining even if it wasn't so funny.
__________________
So it goes.
Pingfah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 3 2014, 09:43 PM   #1443
Guy Gardener
Fleet Admiral
 
Guy Gardener's Avatar
 
Location: In the lap of squalor I assure you.
Re: Ongoing Community Discussion Thread

The acid reflux in the first episode took a little bit to acclimatize to but someone told the show to cut back on that for subsequent stories.

Rick and Morty is fantastical but it's taunting me.

In the garage, on a shelf there's a cardboard box clearly labelled "Time Travel Stuff" in marker pen and they completely ignore it, walking past that ticking bomb every episode so far.

Bastards!

Smoking fucking gun no one wants to talk about!
__________________
"Glitter is the herpes of arts and craft."

Troy Yingst. My Life as Liz
Guy Gardener is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 3 2014, 09:52 PM   #1444
the G-man
Commodore
 
the G-man's Avatar
 
Location: to your immediate right
Re: Ongoing Community Discussion Thread

Aldo wrote: View Post
the G-man wrote: View Post
I agree with those of you who mentioned that the Britta and Abed storyline was the best of the week. That being said I like the way Nichols has been integrated into the group
Are you referring to Buzz Hickey? Played by Jonathon Banks?

Edit: I just did some research on the character and his original name was supposed to be Pat Nichols, but that wasn't cleared due to legal reasons.
Yeah, Buzz. I couldn't remember the characters's name (I kept wanting to call him "Mike," after his "Breaking Bad" character but knew that was wrong) and did a quick google search, which said that he was playing Pat Nichols
the G-man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 26 2014, 11:01 PM   #1445
Guy Gardener
Fleet Admiral
 
Guy Gardener's Avatar
 
Location: In the lap of squalor I assure you.
Re: Ongoing Community Discussion Thread

Jim Rash, Gillian Jacobs and Dani Pudi were on At midnight last night, dated 2014.02.25.

At Midnight is a Gameshow hosted by Chris Hardwick, where comedians are forced to fight twitter and other social media to the death for 30 minutes.

The winner is declared the funniest person in the world for the next 23 and a half hours (or until the next episode.)
__________________
"Glitter is the herpes of arts and craft."

Troy Yingst. My Life as Liz
Guy Gardener is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 26 2014, 11:20 PM   #1446
Mr Light
Admiral
 
Location: Pennsylvania
Re: Ongoing Community Discussion Thread

I didn't know that Jim Rush won an Oscar! He wrote the screenplay for the Clooney movie The Descendants.
__________________

Mr Light is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 26 2014, 11:53 PM   #1447
gblews
Rear Admiral
 
gblews's Avatar
 
Location: So. Cal.
View gblews's Twitter Profile
Re: Ongoing Community Discussion Thread

Mr Light wrote: View Post
I didn't know that Jim Rush won an Oscar! He wrote the screenplay for the Clooney movie The Descendants.
Yes, and when he joined his fellow writers on stage to accept their Oscars, typically, he officially became the first person to lampoon Anjelina Jolie's leg-thrust-out stance in that dress with the slit that went on forever. He was getting laughs while the main guy gave the acceptance speech. Talented dude.

And speaking of talented, I just got caught up on Community after watching just the first two episodes. The show is awsome again. What a pleasure and relief -- and no Chevy.
__________________
Duckman: I'll never forget the last thing my father said to me...
Cornfed: "Careful son, I don't think the safety's on"?
Duckman: BEFORE THAT!!!
gblews is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 27 2014, 02:57 AM   #1448
Aldo
Admiral
 
Aldo's Avatar
 
Location: Somewhere Out there beneath the pale moonlight.
Re: Ongoing Community Discussion Thread

So anyone who's been following this thread knows that I caught up with the first three seasons via DVD. I had intended to get Season 4 as well but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. Without Harmon it doesn't really seem worth it...and it's not like I haven't seen the majority of the episodes anyways.

I dunno, the completest in me is saying "get it." Is it worth going through at least once?
__________________
Don't believe everything I say.
Aldo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old February 27 2014, 03:13 AM   #1449
Australis
Writer
 
Australis's Avatar
 
Location: The Electric Age
Re: Ongoing Community Discussion Thread

I think it is, overall it's not quite as good but the new guys did as good a job as could be expected. Chase seems to have been a dick behind the scenes which limited his role, especially in the puppet episode. They called back on other eps, esecially on the Darkest Timeline, and I felt it all worked. It's not as good, but there are some good moments. I'd say it's worth it.
__________________
"… Times change, and so must I… we all change. When you think about it, we are all different people, all through our lives and that’s okay, that’s good! You've gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be."
Australis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 27 2014, 03:22 AM   #1450
JirinPanthosa
Commodore
 
Re: Ongoing Community Discussion Thread

Season 4 was in no way a disaster, it was 'Okay'. No reason not to watch it.

The humor was a little more sitcommish, they toned down and one dimensionalized some of the characters (Especially Britta) and they didn't have any major theme episodes except the puppet episode which didn't really work because everyone was behaving out of character.

But some of it is amusing and none of it is painful to watch. It's just not Community.
JirinPanthosa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 27 2014, 03:25 AM   #1451
bigdaddy
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Space Massachusetts
Re: Ongoing Community Discussion Thread

Season 4 was just there, and that's a horrible thing for a TV show that isn't on CBS.
__________________
The powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.
bigdaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 27 2014, 01:01 PM   #1452
AgentCoop
Fleet Captain
 
AgentCoop's Avatar
 
Location: Chillin' in the Black Lodge since June 10th, 1991
View AgentCoop's Twitter Profile
Re: Ongoing Community Discussion Thread

Season 4 is decent. It's certainly not on the same level as the Harmon seasons, but it is by no means terrible. I thought "Herstory Of Dance" and the Jim Rash-scripted "Freaky Friday" episode were both excellent.

It occurred to me the other day that even the first three seasons have episodes that would not seem out of place in Season 4. The "Abed-as-Jesus" episode, the school election episode and the Bar Mitzvah episode spring to mind.
__________________
Two penguins were walking across an iceberg.
One penguin turned to the second penguin and said
"You look like you're wearing a tuxedo."
And the second penguin said "Maybe I am..."
AgentCoop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 27 2014, 04:45 PM   #1453
JirinPanthosa
Commodore
 
Re: Ongoing Community Discussion Thread

AgentCoop wrote: View Post
Season 4 is decent. It's certainly not on the same level as the Harmon seasons, but it is by no means terrible. I thought "Herstory Of Dance" and the Jim Rash-scripted "Freaky Friday" episode were both excellent.

It occurred to me the other day that even the first three seasons have episodes that would not seem out of place in Season 4. The "Abed-as-Jesus" episode, the school election episode and the Bar Mitzvah episode spring to mind.
I disagree about those choices for episodes that would fit in season 4. Maybe the Bar Mitzvah episode. The other two though are brainy themed satirical episodes. Season 4 would never parody obscure Charlie Kaufman films.

The episodes in seasons 1-3 that I think would have fit into season 4 are more of the season 1 style episodes, like the Vaughn episodes and Professor Slater episodes, or that episode where Troy's grandmother spanked Britta, or the episode with the pottery/sailing classes. Or, the one where Troy turned 21.

Herstory of Dance was an ok episode but my problem with it is that they made Britta too stupid to make it possible. As Harmon observed in the season 5 premiere, they relieved Britta of all her intelligence in season 4. Her intelligence is supposed to be only slightly below average.
JirinPanthosa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 27 2014, 06:06 PM   #1454
tighr
Commodore
 
tighr's Avatar
 
Location: California
Re: Ongoing Community Discussion Thread

I'd compare it to the Simpsons, which has had several bad seasons.

It may be bad, but it's still Simpsons. At the end of the day, that's better than most other TV shows, most of which are cancelled. At least Community season 4 was still better than all the other NBC shows that didn't get picked up this year. For NBC, that list is (some of these ended on a good note, most were cancelled):

“1600 Penn”
“30 Rock”
“Animal Practice”
“Deception”
“Do No Harm”
“Go On”
“Guys With Kids”
“The New Normal”
“The Office”
“Ready for Love”
“Rock Center With Brian Williams”
“Smash”
“Up All Night”
“Whitney”

http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/tv/...ed-shows-2013/
__________________
~Tighr™: Not helping the situation since 1983
tighr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 27 2014, 10:25 PM   #1455
Guy Gardener
Fleet Admiral
 
Guy Gardener's Avatar
 
Location: In the lap of squalor I assure you.
Re: Ongoing Community Discussion Thread

“1600 Penn” Exceptional. And when they switched the baby daddies in the final seconds of the final episode, I laughed my ass off.

“30 Rock” Ended is not the same as cancelled.

“Animal Practice” Deserved death.

“Deception” Dull.

“Do No Harm” Like Bruce Banner, This guy should have put a gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger. Selfish piece of shit did not deserve a TV show.

“Go On” So funny. No idea what they were thinking.

“Guys With Kids” It grew on me. Family humour, one camera fun.

“The New Normal” Exceptional. It's got the least important guy form the Hangover in the lead! That should have translated into viewers and he should have gotten his friends from the Hangover to guest star! The little girl in this is now guesting on the Scott Baio sitcom See Dad Run, and I swear she's shot up a foot since The New Normal finished. She is going to be playing basket ball effortlessly soon.

“The Office” Ending is not the same as cancelled.

“Ready for Love” Game show piece of shit, who cares.

“Rock Center With Brian Williams” News doesn't count.

“Smash” I really liked this, but I can understand why it was cancelled. Everyone was always so grim and dour. Smash was the antiGlee.

“Up All Night” No one was ever up all night. Will Arnett rubs me the wrong way and it's not just because I want his wife... Oh? He divorced Amy last year? THE FOOL! I literally expected this comedy to be about the hours of Midnight to 6 am with a screaming baby and they're trying to not to kill each other or kill the baby. Not funny deserved cancellation.

“Whitney” Whitney was funny, so funny, the problem is that Whitney, who was the producer and writer too, thought that she needed to round off the series' edges with drama and relationship tragedy before they had absolutely proved themselves to their audience to be so funny some of the time that we must come back even if the comedy BRINGS US DOWN... You don't believe me that this show was funny? Whitney also produces/writes 2 Broke Girls which in her mind must have been the fluff piece she was probably forced to make so that they would let her do Whitney.
__________________
"Glitter is the herpes of arts and craft."

Troy Yingst. My Life as Liz
Guy Gardener is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
alison brie, community

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.