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TurongaLeela

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« on: 04-17-2004 01:04 »

ok. this is just a thought, but do you think teh creators of the episode "Roswell that Ends Well" were particularly fond of bttf? i noticed a number of parallels... is it just me?
eggsandwich

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« Reply #1 on: 04-17-2004 01:29 »

Question: What's Bttf?
David A

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« Reply #2 on: 04-17-2004 01:36 »

 
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Originally posted by eggsandwich:
Question: What's Bttf?

I'm guessing that it stands for Back to the Future.
Lrrr_2004
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« Reply #3 on: 04-17-2004 01:40 »

Well there are some simularities, like the professors not wanting to change history (except the professor in BTTF is called "Doc" )

I just got the BTTF DVDs, good stuff.
eggsandwich

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« Reply #4 on: 04-17-2004 01:49 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
 I'm guessing that it stands for Back to the Future.

Ah! I see, I've always hated them movies ..  So I've got nothing to contribute to this thread, yay.

:runs away from the invincible Spam Patrol:
FishyJoe

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« Reply #5 on: 04-17-2004 02:48 »

Someone...hating Back to the Future? I am shocked and angered. I seriously don't think I've ever met anyone who didn't enjoy them.
Gocad

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« Reply #6 on: 04-17-2004 03:19 »

now that someone has mentioned it, the zillion clocks which you see during the timewarp sequence in RTEW do remind me of the clock in doc's laboratory.
Tweek

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« Reply #7 on: 04-17-2004 03:20 »

Not liking Back to the Future certainly is rather strange  hmpf

People shouldn't use acronyms, if they mean "Back to the Future", say "Back to the Future" not Bttf, especially in the thread title/first post  no no
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #8 on: 04-17-2004 03:58 »

Helps to note also that this entire episode is a compilation of like 5 different original and next generation Star Trek episodes.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #9 on: 04-17-2004 04:11 »

Not liking the Back to the Future sequels is understandable enough (don't get me wrong either, I still like 'em).  But to not like the first one....that's the kind of crime that should be punishable by death.  wink

Anyways, I think "Roswell That Ends Well" just mirrored a lot of different time-travel stories and the cliches in them.  I think BTTF was one of the inspirations, but its not a straight on BTTF parody.
Bushmeister

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« Reply #10 on: 04-17-2004 04:12 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
Someone...hating Back to the Future? I am shocked and angered. I seriously don't think I've ever met anyone who didn't enjoy them.

Second.

I didn't really see too many similarities myself.
CyberKnight

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« Reply #11 on: 04-17-2004 04:43 »

The cat clock in Roswell That Ends Well is almost certainly a reference to the clock which appears at the beginning of the first Back to the Future.
eggsandwich

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« Reply #12 on: 04-17-2004 09:35 »

How is not liking 'Back to the Future' strange? The movies were not my all time favourite to watch, and really pay much attention to. I never really got the whole hoo-haa surrounding it.
sheep555

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« Reply #13 on: 04-17-2004 09:41 »

Even if you didn't like it, it did have some movie industry firsts, such as proving you could shoot two blockbuster sequels back to back without a loss of quality (if you considered them to be good).
David A

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« Reply #14 on: 04-17-2004 11:16 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
Someone...hating Back to the Future? I am shocked and angered. I seriously don't think I've ever met anyone who didn't enjoy them.

They've got Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, and a time machine built out of a DeLorean.  Seriously, what's not to enjoy?

 
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Originally posted by Tweek:
People shouldn't use acronyms, if they mean "Back to the Future", say "Back to the Future" not Bttf, especially in the thread title/first post   no no

Yeah, that would have been helpful.  It would also be helpful if this thread was in General Discussion, instead of It's got a TV!  Don't you agree, Mr. Moderator?

 
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Originally posted by CyberKnight:
The cat clock in Roswell That Ends Well is almost certainly a reference to the clock which appears at the beginning of the first Back to the Future.

Either that, or it's just a reference to the fact that those clocks were popular in the 40s and 50s.

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Col. Klink

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« Reply #15 on: 04-17-2004 11:22 »

 
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Originally posted by Gocad:
now that someone has mentioned it, the zillion clocks which you see during the timewarp sequence in RTEW do remind me of the clock in doc's laboratory.


The clocks thing was a reference to a Brazillian Show about Time travel. You may also have seen references to it in the Simpsons Haloween Special.
David A

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« Reply #16 on: 04-17-2004 11:26 »

 
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The clocks thing was a reference to a Brazillian Show about Time travel. You may also have seen references to it in the Simpsons Haloween Special.

I think you mean that it was a reference to Terry Gilliam's Brazil.
tom123

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« Reply #17 on: 04-17-2004 12:01 »

I didn't think there were any references or whatever before., but you guys are making me think.
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« Reply #18 on: 04-17-2004 12:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Pitt Clemens:
Helps to note also that this entire episode is a compilation of like 5 different original and next generation Star Trek episodes.

Plus an episode of DS9 when they travel back to the original Tribbles episode. One thing i found amusing was that Doctor Bashir was worried about maybe having to become his own ancestor by doing "the nasty in da pasty"


Or as most scientists call it: "Past-Nastification"

Lrrr_2004
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« Reply #19 on: 04-17-2004 14:07 »

Hate Back o the Future?
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Tweek

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« Reply #20 on: 04-17-2004 16:13 »

 
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Originally posted by David A:
 It would also be helpful if this thread was in General Discussion, instead of It's got a TV! Don't you agree, Mr. Moderator?

I guess so  tongue

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