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Old June 19 2013, 06:07 AM   #61
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Re: More than a normal person...

When I was in high school I used to be like the OP, but with the Back to the Future trilogy. No joke. I'd sit down and watch those three movies back-to-back every weekend, without fail. I was obsessed, couldn't get enough of 'em, never got tired of 'em. I think I must have worn clear through those VHS tapes.

By contrast, I think I've only ever watched them maybe twice since I got the DVDs 10+ years ago.
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Old June 19 2013, 06:54 AM   #62
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^ Only 10-15 times? Virgin.
Oh now we come full circle. The person who watches it hundreds of times needs to get laid. The person who's "only" watched it 10-15 times is a virgin.
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Old June 19 2013, 07:28 AM   #63
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Re: More than a normal person...

Thus proving that it is all about dicks.
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Old June 19 2013, 10:33 AM   #64
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Not sure what you mean. I answered your comment.
You used the word opinion.

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Old June 19 2013, 12:34 PM   #65
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It depends on how you define "watching a movie" too. For me, I don't always sit down and stare at the screen when watching a loved film. You put it on and enjoy it while you do other stuff. That's certainly why my "viewing count" is high on certain films. I have seen BTTF hundreds of times, but I've only sat and watched it a dozen times.

500 for sitting and staring does seem like a lot.
No, this is a fair point. More often that not I have it "on in the background" - or I certainly do that now.

I can't really give a reason why I've seen it so many times except

a) I'm not kidding
b) We are talking about a 25 year period.
b) I've only seen it probably 10 times in the last 3 years or so.
c) I'm certain that are plenty of people who have seen it more times than me (they are just not reading this thread)
d) I don't think its that weird.

I'll admit, its a little on the extreme side but 1990-1997 I pretty much watched nothing but Star Trek (lets not forget there was a lot of it about - especially 95 onwards!)

Its only like someone being obsessed with favourite album or song.
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Old June 19 2013, 01:07 PM   #66
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I'll often pop a Trek DVD into the tv in my room as I go to bed. I may read awhile with it as background noise, or just roll over and listen to it as I fall asleep. I've been through the movies and DVDs enough times over the years I don't much care if I'm missing something, and the background noise is nice.
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Old June 19 2013, 02:25 PM   #67
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I can't really give a reason why I've seen it so many times except

a) I'm not kidding
b) We are talking about a 25 year period.
b) I've only seen it probably 10 times in the last 3 years or so.
c) I'm certain that are plenty of people who have seen it more times than me (they are just not reading this thread)
d) I don't think its that weird.

I'll admit, its a little on the extreme side but 1990-1997 I pretty much watched nothing but Star Trek (lets not forget there was a lot of it about - especially 95 onwards!)

Its only like someone being obsessed with favourite album or song.
I agree with you, there´s nothing weird about it at all. It just shows how special that movie was/is for you, and I think that´s great.

What I DO find weird however, are the topics that were discussed during the course of this thread
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Old June 19 2013, 02:48 PM   #68
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I'll often pop a Trek DVD into the tv in my room as I go to bed. I may read awhile with it as background noise, or just roll over and listen to it as I fall asleep. I've been through the movies and DVDs enough times over the years I don't much care if I'm missing something, and the background noise is nice.
I do this a lot, too. For some reason, it's soothing, and it's easy to fall asleep to normal Trek sounds.

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Old June 19 2013, 04:38 PM   #69
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I'll often pop a Trek DVD into the tv in my room as I go to bed. I may read awhile with it as background noise, or just roll over and listen to it as I fall asleep. I've been through the movies and DVDs enough times over the years I don't much care if I'm missing something, and the background noise is nice.
I do this a lot, too. For some reason, it's soothing, and it's easy to fall asleep to normal Trek sounds.
Background Star Trek; helps you sleep better than white noise.
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Old June 19 2013, 09:48 PM   #70
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The Op needs to get laid.
Too far. Drive-bys like this are unwelcome.

You've earned an infraction for trolling. Comments may be made via PM.
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Old June 19 2013, 09:51 PM   #71
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He doesn't. You might have noticed I'm asking for his opinion.
You know what? I'm not going to play this game again. It's old and tired.
Just yesterday you were asked to stop this kind of crap. Infraction for trolling - comments to PM.
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Old June 20 2013, 12:16 AM   #72
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Its only like someone being obsessed with favourite album or song.
Totally agree. No one ever said, "Oh man you've listened to Hotel California HOW many times? 500?! GET A LIFE!"

Mind you I've wanted to say that about music from that era..

But people do spend decades of their lives listening to their same favorite music and this is considered normal.
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Old June 20 2013, 12:25 AM   #73
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d) I don't think its that weird.
Well, it's not weird in the sense that A) you're not alone and B) when I was a kid (say around 10-12) I used to watch the same movies 30-40 times over a period of a few weeks or months, and then moved on. I think most kids are like that (maybe).

What's unusual (read: out of the ordinary; it's not pejorative) is that you keep doing it after so much time, and so late in life.

I'm glad you enjoy the movie that much. But I couldn't do that anymore, myself. Too many good movies to see again !

Its only like someone being obsessed with favourite album or song.
Precisely. Many people don't understand why others watch a movie more than once. To me it's like music, only a bit longer than your usual album: your appreciation of the product changes over time, and you want to go through the whole thing at least once in a while.
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Old June 20 2013, 09:06 PM   #74
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d) I don't think its that weird.
Well, it's not weird in the sense that A) you're not alone and B) when I was a kid (say around 10-12) I used to watch the same movies 30-40 times over a period of a few weeks or months, and then moved on. I think most kids are like that (maybe).

What's unusual (read: out of the ordinary; it's not pejorative) is that you keep doing it after so much time, and so late in life.

I'm glad you enjoy the movie that much. But I couldn't do that anymore, myself. Too many good movies to see again !

Its only like someone being obsessed with favourite album or song.
Precisely. Many people don't understand why others watch a movie more than once. To me it's like music, only a bit longer than your usual album: your appreciation of the product changes over time, and you want to go through the whole thing at least once in a while.
It's like coming back to an old friend. Honestly, every time I watch it I see something new.

I certainly watch it a lot less now.

I'm on a bit of a TSFS run at the moment. I've probably only seen that 100-200 times
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Old June 20 2013, 09:36 PM   #75
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d) I don't think its that weird.
Well, it's not weird in the sense that A) you're not alone and B) when I was a kid (say around 10-12) I used to watch the same movies 30-40 times over a period of a few weeks or months, and then moved on. I think most kids are like that (maybe).

What's unusual (read: out of the ordinary; it's not pejorative) is that you keep doing it after so much time, and so late in life.

I'm glad you enjoy the movie that much. But I couldn't do that anymore, myself. Too many good movies to see again !

Its only like someone being obsessed with favourite album or song.
Precisely. Many people don't understand why others watch a movie more than once. To me it's like music, only a bit longer than your usual album: your appreciation of the product changes over time, and you want to go through the whole thing at least once in a while.
It's like coming back to an old friend. Honestly, every time I watch it I see something new.

I certainly watch it a lot less now.

I'm on a bit of a TSFS run at the moment. I've probably only seen that 100-200 times
Clearly you hate Spock to have watched him die 500 times and only bring him back 100-200 times.
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