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    NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    I've been rewatching TNG for the first time since syndication, got up to Q Who

    Picard: Guinan, what can you tell us about the Borg?

    Guinan: We need to get the fuck out of here.

    Picard: Well, let's fuck around and find out.

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    Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    edited December 2021
    Later, after they've traded some fire with the cube, Picard calls for a conference. A conference. While they're both just sitting there. It's wild.

    The Borg of later seasons/shows would have busted out the Voice of the Legion and assimilated the lot of them before the next commercial break.

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited December 2021
    Shorty wrote: »
    lwaxana troi is an irritating presence and that's why she's a good character

    That's probably the best part of TNG. The reoccurring characters (except maybe the ones who are explicitly evil) are all good well written characters. They all have their quirks but they're all good intentioned. You don't have that one character that's just going to be a racist dick every episode which seems too common in modern TV.

    Anyway after watching so much post-Breaking Bad TV it's refreshing watching TNG again.

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    PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    https://youtu.be/CFZtO0sTR6o

    This will always be my favourite WILTY moment

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    As for moment and not entire section, this is by far my favorite:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrZpDYNUWMk

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
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    ReynoldsReynolds Gone Fishin'Registered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Meanwhile I have never seen Banshee!

    Watch Banshee!!!


    Also I just finished the season finale of La Brea. It was so stupid, it's great.
    They just sent 1/3 of the cast to the 80's, 1/3 is still in ancient California, and now the 1/3 that was in the present is in ancient Seattle.

    Also one character revealed that there's been a skyscraper with solar power just off screen the entire season, just nobody walked that direction.

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    This is one of my favorite jokes of David Mitchell's on WILTY. The first 45 seconds, as a response to Alex Jones (don't worry, not the crazy American male named Alex Jones):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY8ulzRJZIs

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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    the panel show bit I've been obsessed with lately starts at 7:30 here

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtvpouHcrz0&ab_channel=Channel4

    jimmy gives sean lock (RIP) a straightforward prompt and he responds with no fewer than three top-shelf goofs, any one of which was good enough to be an episode highlight

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Shorty wrote: »
    the panel show bit I've been obsessed with lately starts at 7:30 here

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtvpouHcrz0&ab_channel=Channel4

    jimmy gives sean lock (RIP) a straightforward prompt and he responds with no fewer than three top-shelf goofs, any one of which was good enough to be an episode highlight

    Wow, you buried the lede on
    'challenging wank'

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    H0b0manH0b0man Registered User regular
    The best 8 out of 10 cats clip I've ever seen is the carrot in a box game

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB7T_J5K7_4&ab_channel=TangledGarden

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    McHogerMcHoger Registered User regular
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yfawvs5PouA
    Very specifically this is my favorite Bob Mortimer clip. Just watching David Mitchell become a broken man by the end.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    McHoger wrote: »
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yfawvs5PouA
    Very specifically this is my favorite Bob Mortimer clip. Just watching David Mitchell become a broken man by the end.

    Yeah, shit like this is why Bob is never on Dave's team.

    Same reason why they keep making up weird powers that Lee Mack has.

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    CoinageCoinage Heaviside LayerRegistered User regular
    Taskmaster 8 is kind of a bummer, you can clearly see the effects of early onset Parkinson's when Paul Sinha does the physical tasks. At least he's still on TV.

    Also why on Earth did they go so hard on a Japanese theme, the wax seal is so embarrassing.

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    A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    I know I've said this before but I'll say it again because Law & Order SVU is on at work.

    Mariska Hargitay isn't a very good actress.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2021
    Coinage wrote: »
    Taskmaster 8 is kind of a bummer, you can clearly see the effects of early onset Parkinson's when Paul Sinha does the physical tasks. At least he's still on TV.

    Also why on Earth did they go so hard on a Japanese theme, the wax seal is so embarrassing.

    They seem to do a different country theme for each season, which I didn't notice until the Japanese stuff which is....a lot.

    EDIT: Also I did not know that about Paul, Jesus Christ.

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Reservation Dogs, episode 5. There's a little moment here I really liked. Cheese has consistently introduced himself by saying "my name is Cheese, and my pronouns are he, him and his"

    And so far people mostly ignore that or shoot him a weird look and don't engage

    But Bucky just kinda ponders this for a moment and says "hey! same as mine"

    Just a nice little moment

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    3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Is Would I Lie To You streaming anywhere in the US because I want to watch more of that.

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    akajaybayakajaybay Registered User regular
    Would I Lie to You is on Britbox which I initially grabbed to watch some Poirot and Inside Number 9, but have probably mostly watched Would I Lie to You with it so far.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2021
    3cl1ps3 wrote: »
    Is Would I Lie To You streaming anywhere in the US because I want to watch more of that.

    I am pretty sure all of it is on YouTube in an official or semi official capacity.

    It is my favorite panel show - by far.

    Edit: the first two season are less good, when they upgraded the sets and brought on Rob as the host is when they really found their footing

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I can also recommend the various WILTY compilations.

    Especially the ones involving Lee, David, and Bob.

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    KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    I'm watching Enlisted, which I feel the forum has mentioned before.

    This is good! And what a cast!

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    The nursery rhymes in season 2 of Taskmaster were amazing.

    Well…some of them

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    Naphtali wrote: »
    I've been rewatching TNG for the first time since syndication, got up to Q Who

    Picard: Guinan, what can you tell us about the Borg?

    Guinan: We need to get the fuck out of here.

    Picard: Well, let's fuck around and find out.

    Guinan was just reusing Ghost dialogue.

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    The weirdest thing to me about the Beatles doc is Yoko being there. And I don't mean 'there' as in a break up the band person or a 'hey you guys should do this' person, I mean like just physically right fucking there.

    If my coworker brought his wife every day to sit in my cubicle 30" away from me to ignore me all day I'd be weirded out and off my game.

    at least George's monks (I guess?) had the good manners to sit over on the side

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    MagellMagell Detroit Machine Guns Fort MyersRegistered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    The weirdest thing to me about the Beatles doc is Yoko being there. And I don't mean 'there' as in a break up the band person or a 'hey you guys should do this' person, I mean like just physically right fucking there.

    If my coworker brought his wife every day to sit in my cubicle 30" away from me to ignore me all day I'd be weirded out and off my game.

    at least George's monks (I guess?) had the good manners to sit over on the side

    I'm still in the first part, but Yoko is a musician as well who could have useful insight.

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    edited December 2021
    maybe, but she doesn't provide any (though I will admit that 80 hours of footage is condensed down to 8 or so) (and also, insight to the Beatles?). She just sits there.

    I'm not a Beatle, but it seems weird to me personally

    I also want to say that I actually like yoko ono and don't think she broke up the band or anything

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    Coinage wrote: »
    Taskmaster 8 is kind of a bummer, you can clearly see the effects of early onset Parkinson's when Paul Sinha does the physical tasks. At least he's still on TV.

    Also why on Earth did they go so hard on a Japanese theme, the wax seal is so embarrassing.

    They seem to do a different country theme for each season, which I didn't notice until the Japanese stuff which is....a lot.

    EDIT: Also I did not know that about Paul, Jesus Christ.

    Wait they've been doing country themes? I'm in season 7 and haven't noticed that.

    It's all Britain and the occasional Swede.

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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    it's mostly in the interstitial bits, the intros and outros before and after commercials, a few small details here and there like the wax labels on the tasks getting a different seal

    also the big portrait of the taskmaster they've got in the study is generally the most obvious thing

    the tasks themselves don't typically have any of that stuff in them

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Watched what's available of Hawkeye so far, and it's...I can see a good show here, and it already works better for me than both WandaVision and Loki did. Those shows were so concerned with the trappings of their premises and really tying themselves into the future of the MCU that this show's early focus on building Kate as a character and setting up a pretty straightforward story feels a lot more refreshing. I know they aren't going to be able to resist bringing more flat out MCU stuff, but so far, I'm enjoying that the show is seemingly set on legitimate character work in a way that some of the other shows they've done have failed to do. (One of the new characters they're building up in this has already been announced for a spin-off, but her story in this seems like it's been built pretty strongly into what this show already is, so it feels less like a backdoor pilot)

    The stuff that's...not working is largely just...I'm not especially loving that Jeremy Renner is here, for a lot of reasons, and they're pretty devoted to playing out the aftermath of Hawkeye's stuff in Endgame. And I don't really have faith that Marvel's going to be able to see this through as effectively as I'd like. Spoilers for the show:
    The Ronin stuff, in particular, is a pretty important part of the show. I'm not sure that there's a way for it not to play a part. That's fine. What I think the show might struggle with is wanting Clint to be a good guy who loves his family and also reconciling that with Echo's backstory being, "Ronin brutally murdered my dad." I assume, given that they've already announced an Echo show, that there's going to be some moment of forgiveness or understanding where Clint or Kate helps talk her down from murdering Clint in revenge, probably in a way that also talks Yelena out of it when she inevitably shows up, and it'll be big and dramatic and Clint will go home to be with his family while Echo goes off to her own spinoff. It's just...Marvel's had a pretty bad track record of letting their big heroes have any real nuance for any length of time, and in the back of my head I'm wondering, "what if they're building to some way to handwave the awful shit he got up to as Ronin?" Maybe that's unfair.

    It also feels extremely weird that they've placed the Tracksuit Mafia as a key cog of that whole thing, and they put a Very Serious Character right in charge of one of the goofiest groups of villains Marvel has on offer, complete with tragic backstory.

    I dunno, Hailee Steinfeld is really good in this!

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    LadaiLadai Registered User regular
    edited December 2021
    There's a bit in the second episode of the Beatles doc where Yoko's on vocals, John's on guitar and Paul's on drums that I really liked. Paul beaming from ear to ear behind the drums was adorable.

    I still need to see the third episode, but so far my favorite part is when Billy Preston shows up and pretty much nails the electric piano part to Don't Let Me Down on like his first take. When they finish the take, John turns to Billy and says, "You're in the band," and you can tell by the look on his face he literally wants him to join the Beatles.

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    SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    McHoger wrote: »
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yfawvs5PouA
    Very specifically this is my favorite Bob Mortimer clip. Just watching David Mitchell become a broken man by the end.

    Anyone that's enjoying Bob on WILTY should subscribe to the Athletico Mince podcast. It was supposed to be about football but it's basically just a place for Bob to throw stories and ideas at the wall and see what works. If you've seen his "train guy" videos they span out of a character "Barry Homeowner" that he did based on a name that Andy came up with on the show. His South African stories are a highlight:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtDLMaOTWH0

    I have no idea about football but I still enjoy the gangs of the EPL segments:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7X6xnB-4mk

    The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin
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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Coinage wrote: »
    Taskmaster 8 is kind of a bummer, you can clearly see the effects of early onset Parkinson's when Paul Sinha does the physical tasks. At least he's still on TV.

    Also why on Earth did they go so hard on a Japanese theme, the wax seal is so embarrassing.

    They seem to do a different country theme for each season, which I didn't notice until the Japanese stuff which is....a lot.

    EDIT: Also I did not know that about Paul, Jesus Christ.

    Wait they've been doing country themes? I'm in season 7 and haven't noticed that.

    It's all Britain and the occasional Swede.

    For the backgrounds of the house and some of the transition scenes, yeah

    There’s usually some kind of theme

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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    Hawkeye episode 2
    So it has been a while since I fenced but I did saber fencing for several years. Wasn't that step dad cheating by covering part of his chest with his hand? I though you were not allowed to cover any part of the targets? I mean I guess that would be in keeping with what we've seen of his character so far if done intentionally.

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    cursedkingcursedking Registered User regular
    Hawkeye episode 2
    So it has been a while since I fenced but I did saber fencing for several years. Wasn't that step dad cheating by covering part of his chest with his hand? I though you were not allowed to cover any part of the targets? I mean I guess that would be in keeping with what we've seen of his character so far if done intentionally.
    I haven’t fenced since I was a kid, but I thought the whole torso was a target in saber, meaning his hands are a viable strike, so covering does nothing.

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    cursedking wrote: »
    Hawkeye episode 2
    So it has been a while since I fenced but I did saber fencing for several years. Wasn't that step dad cheating by covering part of his chest with his hand? I though you were not allowed to cover any part of the targets? I mean I guess that would be in keeping with what we've seen of his character so far if done intentionally.
    I haven’t fenced since I was a kid, but I thought the whole torso was a target in saber, meaning his hands are a viable strike, so covering does nothing.
    yeah I don't think he gained anything from it other than risk of losing his fingers.

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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    Yeah you are right.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
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    cursedkingcursedking Registered User regular
    Yeah you are right.

    actually i looked into this because it's been so long, and also I was such a coward when I fenced that I never did Sabre because fucking, ow man, what, no way, no thanks
    the hand is specifically not a target, it's only at the wrist. You also will get carded in fencing for bringing your hand up like he is. I would have to ask on the set, but I think this is extremely on purpose. I watched the scene again, and you can see that he's doing this because he doesn't respect her. Kate is in a proper fencing form, as far as an idiot like me can tell. She's holding her hand back and she is focused on Doing It. On the other hand, the step dad doesn't give a shit, he thinks/knows he is better than her, he is showing off. she hits him in the chest where his hand is, and he pulls back and lets her hit him there. That's right when she says "stop letting me win".

    The flagrant rule/form break is how she knows he is fucking around, and it's why she's getting pissed off. He's not even giving her the respect of doing it right.

    Tof is correct in that if your hand comes up by your waist but is not covering, it can still be hit and the blade can scoot up the hand to a proper touch and still count. Play doesn't halt if the hand is hit, it just doesn't count, which is why any serious fencer holds their arm way back when they engage.

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