Uncomfortable Plot Summaries

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  1. captcalhoun

    captcalhoun Admiral Admiral

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    sounds more like the Ultimates.

    Equilibrium: Emotionally repressive Government agent kills lots of civilians before going postal and murdering co-workers and boss.
     
  2. Aragorn

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    FACE/OFF: Government agent abuses power, abducts child after killing the mother and father.
     
  3. Broccoli

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    Wow. :eek:
     
  4. Gojirob

    Gojirob Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The Incredibles : A disgraced super-hero has to be rescued by his family.

    This one was actually used by a cable company in their on-air guide.:cardie:
     
  5. Aragorn

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    PULP FICTION: Hitman teaches dancer the difference between Old Testament and New Testament.

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  6. tharpdevenport

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    I got a some ideas:

    ALF: Family harbors illegal alien, lies to friends and family and police, makes neighbors co-conspirators.

    The A-Team: Escaped prisoners wonder around, trouncing the law, resisting arrest, and regularly causing damage and destruction.


    Frasier: "Elitist" artsy snob who drinks wine regularly, is ex-alcoholic, and tried to committ suicide, gives people advice as a radio therapist.












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  7. Ben Sisko3

    Ben Sisko3 Commodore Commodore

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    I'm none of those. Which are you?
     
  8. tharpdevenport

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    It's called humor.




    Though if you've been to TNZ, that last line is pretty accurate...
     
  9. Kitty Worrier

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    When I saw that one, I thought Alien 3.

    I like the Titanic summary. Reminds me of why I hate the way they end the film.
     
  10. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The ST:TMP and Firefly synopses are note-perfect. :lol:

    Oddly enough, this one:

    ...is entirely accurate and ought to be agreed upon by both admirers and detractors of the book - the only disagreement would be on whether you're cheering the bastard on. :lol:
     
  11. Temis the Vorta

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    I know that - I'm thinking more of the rather icky look into Whedon's psyche that that show gives us. He likes to create abused heroines and then make us feel sorry for them. Not sure what exactly he's working out with that kind of crap, but I do know that I don't want to observe it. :rommie: He should keep it between himself and his shrink.

    It's a good basic idea, though. The lead character should have been some big, beefy guy who volunteers for the Dollhouse because he's a vicious psychotic killer and the Dollhouse beats lethal injection. That way we aren't subject to Whedon's female-victim fetishizing because nobody's going to get weepy about a psychotic killer who looks more like Vin Diesel than Eliza Dushku.

    Oh no, that wasn't REEAAAL!

    Deep Space Nine: The Federation antagonizes aliens, commits genocide, and calls the war a draw.

    Heroes: An ongoing experiment to see how much character assassination, plot illogic and general incoherence you can shoehorn into one TV series.

    Lost: An ongoing experiment to see how long an audience will follow a plotline that makes absolutely no sense.
     
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    House: Misanthropic ass somehow keeps a medical license and actualy is able to afford an type of living considering what his malpractice premiums must be.

    24: Velvet voiced mad-man attempts to break every law in the planet one day at a time.

    Lost: A show designed to make people bang their heads against the wall in frustration.

    Almost any 90s sitcom: x-many x-something assholes sit around bitching about their lives.
     
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  13. Ben Sisko3

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    I thought there was a court order against your type of "humor".

    I fixed it for you. :devil:
     
  14. tharpdevenport

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    To quote the TrekBBS MODs:

    "Remember the old adage: Discuss the topic not the poster."
     
  15. T'Girl

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    24: A single day of action spread over 24 episodes.

    General Hospital: A single day of action spread over 11,700 episodes.

    Seinfeld: Four friends end up in prison.

    Stargate SG-1: Travel to faraway and exotic places, meet new and interesting people, and then kill them.

    Starship Troopers: Home town boy journeys to stars

    Starman Jones: Home town boy journeys to stars

    Have spacesuit, will travel: Home town boy journeys to stars
     
  16. Lindley

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    Well, that plotline is in there, although so far we haven't seen enough of Alpha to really judge how interesting he is.
     
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    Sarah Jane Adventures: Middle age woman has kids help her fight aliens, in a desperate attempt to relive her youth.

    (best I can come up with)
     
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    Gladiator: A treatise on structural unemployment and the difficulties of employment transition.
    American History X: Idealistic youth is ground down by society.
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  19. captcalhoun

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    Stealth: military prototype runs amok and causes international incident as well as ecological catastrophe.

    Robocop: amnesiac police officer engages in vigilante justice
     
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    Rocky II - A unintelligent man with traumatic eye injuries is forced into violent sport because of economic hardship.

    Rocky V - a legendary and respected boxer retires after getting brain damage, gets in street fight and argues with son.

    First Blood - A small town sherriff is forced to action when a mentally unstable Prisoner escapes.
     

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