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EvilLunch

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« Reply #40 on: 05-28-2004 13:56 »
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I liked the one with the evil doll and the hammer. The movie was kinda cool too, with the hole and the bees and the eye shit.
Gocad

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« Reply #41 on: 05-28-2004 15:09 »
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Originally posted by EvilLunch:
I liked the one with the evil doll and the hammer.

that was the stephen king episode...and it sucked!
what was this episode about?

they should have done more "funny" episodes...like the one with the vampires. IMHO it had the best opening sequence ever!
boingo2000

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« Reply #42 on: 05-28-2004 15:19 »
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I like the body swap one with Michael McKean and the lizard-rock thing.  I don't know why, but I love that lizard-rock.
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« Reply #43 on: 05-28-2004 16:07 »

I already said that one!
I'll kill you!!

Heh, Mulder likes porn.  tongue
boingo2000

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« Reply #44 on: 05-28-2004 16:09 »
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You did?  Oh.

Well, did you say I liked it?  Ah ha!  I stand proud behind my flimsy excuse!  Because it's easier then admitting my ignorance.

Also, you didn't mention the lizard-rock.  For shame!
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« Reply #45 on: 05-28-2004 16:28 »

I don't actually remeber the lizard rock (it's been a while), but I remember the mutant coin, and that poor unfortunate couple who were melded together while enjoying some sex.  hmpf

The vampire one was great too:
*mulder chases vampire, mulder stakes vampire, then realises he wasn't a vampire:
"Oh shi-"*music cuts in*  laff
cyba

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« Reply #46 on: 05-29-2004 10:45 »

I think that there several other conditions to a show becoming "cult" which include...being inexplicably axed (with the result that it might not make any sense - see The Prisoner), being shown at varying hours usually late at night or in other inappropriate slots (Monty Python, Futurama, Invader Zim) Having little money spent on it (Blake's 7, Dr Who), being hated by the tv execs - (Invader Zim, Futurama) I'm sure we can all think of more. As this list is a US one, why don't we put together a UK one!
Great British cult shows - `The Adventure Game' (dronga dronga Rangdo!), of course Blake's 7, The Young Ones, Spaced, Black Books....any more?

PS Friends is *so* not a cult show...it couldn't be more mainstream if it tried!
j_ohanley

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« Reply #47 on: 05-29-2004 19:15 »

If there's a non mainstream show with a larger fanbase than Futurama, I've yet to find it. Hey, Family Guy is coming back, isn't it?
KAH

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« Reply #48 on: 05-30-2004 04:53 »

I would have liked to see Red Dwarf, Fawlty Towers, and Ren and Stimpy on that list but I guess another good qualifier for the term "cult" would have to be, not only are the fans rabid enough but are they organized enough? Star Trek being the perfect example.
cyba

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« Reply #49 on: 05-30-2004 05:18 »
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I'd forgotten about Soap - that was a very funny cool show. Ab Fab is definitely **not** cult. No way   no no

Also no-one's mentioned any Gerry Anderson shows (Stingray, Captain Scarlett etc). No-one apart from me ever remembers Terrahawks. Now that was one excellent  show, Windsor Davies rocks!
I'm gonna make a poll thread for top UK cult show. The shows might be slightly arbitry cos I chose 'em. But please come and vote.

Ps it's just occurred to me that the USA people on this board will only vote for the shows they've heard of thus skewing the poll  away from the more obscure UK shows. How's this gonna work then? Ideas? Anyone?
mikey

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« Reply #50 on: 05-30-2004 07:01 »

To a degree "the office" was a cult show. Wheres that?
cyba

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« Reply #51 on: 05-30-2004 07:42 »

Nah. The Office is too mainstream , and totally unfunny too
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« Reply #52 on: 05-30-2004 10:30 »

Heh, cult shows:
The Manson Family Fun Hour...  big grin
Mr Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #53 on: 05-30-2004 11:24 »

 
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Nah. The Office is too mainstream,
It may be mainstream in the UK but in America it's very much a cult thing.
 
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 and totally unfunny too
I've just lost all respect for you.

cyba

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« Reply #54 on: 05-30-2004 15:35 »

I didn't find the Royal Family remotely amusing either. Is there something wrong with me?
Mr Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #55 on: 05-30-2004 16:41 »

Yep
M0le

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« Reply #56 on: 05-30-2004 23:03 »

 
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
I don't actually remeber the lizard rock (it's been a while), but I remember the mutant coin, and that poor unfortunate couple who were melded together while enjoying some sex.   hmpf
Can somebody explain about the 'lizard rock', 'mutant coin' and the 'couple who were melded together while enjoying some sex'? I've never watched X-Files before, and what you've just described sounds bizarre.   confused
David A

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« Reply #57 on: 05-31-2004 04:19 »

 
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Can somebody explain about the 'lizard rock', 'mutant coin' and the 'couple who were melded together while enjoying some sex'? I've never watched X-Files before, and what you've just described sounds bizarre.    confused

The 'lizard rock' was a lizard that was fused to a rock.  Part of the lizard was 'inside' the rock (occupying the same space, actually).  The other half of the lizard was still alive and twitching.

The 'mutant coin' was actually two coins melded together at right angles.  (Viewed from edge-on, it looked like an X, if that helps you picture it.)

The 'couple who were melded together while enjoying some sex' was exactly what it sounds like.  They were sort of stuck together, with their limbs passing through each other's bodies.

All of these things were caused by a spacetime distortion created by an experimental antigravity aircraft.  The distortion also caused Mulder to switch bodies with a government agent named Morris Fletcher (played by Michael McKean).

At the end of the episode all of these effects were undone by the antigravity aircraft flying the same course in reverse, causing a time reversal effect.  The time reversal also caused everyone involved to lose their memories of what had happened.

The only effect that was not undone was the 'mutant coin' which Scully had left in her desk drawer (outside of the area of the time reversal effect).  Of course, Scully had no memory of where the coin had come from, or even how it got into her desk.
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« Reply #58 on: 05-31-2004 16:15 »

After "The distortion also caused Mulder to switch bodies with a government agent named Morris Fletcher", you forgot: "Hilarity ensued!"

But of course that's gonna happen if you put Micheal McKean in anything.  big grin
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #59 on: 06-01-2004 18:18 »

I read the full article.  Whoever wrote it didn't seem to know much about Babylon 5, because it referred to the Narns and Vorlons as villains (you could easily also say the humans or Centauri are villains), and said the show featured "space chicks," whatever that means.

It also said that Doctor Who ran from "1963-Present."  Well, yes, with a fifteen-year break.
kiffan

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« Reply #60 on: 06-02-2004 09:02 »
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someone mentioned that stargate should be one the list.  it was close!  they put stargate on the cults in waiting section, which also included alius and 24.     puke

totaly unfare that Futurama is not on the list.  we're crasy enough arn't we?  ARN'T WE?  WHO HASN'T BEEN ACTING CRASY?  I WILL FIND YOU!

still cool that monty pythons flying circus got on. 

Allo?  Allo, miss?  WHAT DO YOU MEAN MISS?sorry I have a cold.  I wish to register a complaint.  SORRY WE'RE CLOSED FOR LUNCH.  never mind that my lad.  I wish to complain about this parrot which I purchesed not half an hour ago from this very bouteqe.  AH, YES THE NORWEGIN BLUE.  WHATS...WHATS WRONG WITH IT?  I'll tell you what's wrong with it my lad.  It's dead, that's what's wrong with it.  NO HE'S NOT DEAD, HE'S RESTING.  look mate I know a dead parrot when I see one, and I'm looking at one right now.  NO HE'S RESTING.  REMARCIBLE BIRD THE NORWEGEN BLUE, ISN'T IT SQUIRE?  BEUTIFUL PLUMIGE.  the plumige don't enter into it.  It's stone dead.  NO NO NO NO NO.  HE'S RESTING.  fine, if h's resting I'll wake him up.  'ello pretty parot!  I got a nice cuttlefish for you if you show.  THERE, HE MOVED.  no he didn't that was you hitting the cage!  I DIDN'T.  yes you did.  'ello polly!  whakey whakey!  this is your nine o'clock alarm call! *whack whack whack*  now that's what i call a dead parrot.  NAH, HE'S STUNED.  stuned?  YEH, YOU STUNED HIM JUST AS HE WAS WHAKING UP.  NORWEGEN BLUES STUN EASLY YOU KNOW.  REMARCIBLE BIRD SQUIRE.  BEUTIFUL PELUMIGE.  look, I've had about enough of this.  this parrot is definitly decesed, and when I purchesed it not 'alf an hour ago you asured me that it's total lack of movement was due to it's being tired and shaged out following a prolonged squalk.  WELL HE'S PROBOBLY PINEING FOR THE FJORDS.  pineing for the fjords?  what kind of talk is that?  look, why'd it fall flat on it's back the moment I got it home?  THE NORWEGEN BLUE PREFERES KEEPING ON IT'S BACK.  REMARCIBLE BIRD ISN'T IT SQUIRE.  BEUTIFUL PLEUMIGE.  look, I took the liberty of examining that bird when I got it home and I found that the only reason it had been siting on its pirch in the first place, was because you had nailed it there.  WELL OF COURSE I NAIL ED IT THERE.  IF I HADN'T NAILED IT THERE IT WOULD HAVE MUCELED UP TO THOSE BARS, BENT THEM APART WITH ITS BEAK AAAAND BOOM! *FLAPFLAPFLAP*  boom!  mate, this parrot wouldn't boom if you put four thousand volts though it!  it's bleeding demised!  NAW, HE'S PINEING.  he is not pineing, he's passed on!  this parrot is no more!  he has ceased to be!  he's expired and gone to meet his maker!  he's a stiff!  bereft of life, he rests in peace!  if you hadn't nailed him to the pirch he'd be pushing up the dasies!  'is metobolic proses are 'istory! he's kicked the buckit!  he's of the twit!  he's shufled of this mortle coil, rung up the cutine and joined the bleeding choir invisible.  this is an ex parrot!  I S'POSE YOU'LL WANT A REPLASEMENT THEN?  *to camra*  if you want anything done in this country, you have to conplain untill your blue in the mouth.  SORRY SQUIRE.  WE'RE RIGHT OUT OF PARROTS.  I see.  I see how this works.  I get the picture.  I GOT A SLUG.  pray, does it talk?  NOT AS SUCH...  well than it's hardly a bloody replacement is it!?  WANT TO COME BACK TO MY PLACE?  I thought you'd never ask.

had to edit some stuff I missed.
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« Reply #61 on: 06-02-2004 16:27 »

 
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Originally posted by kiffan:
someone mentioned that stargate should be one the list.  it was close!  they put stargate on the cults in waiting section, which also included alius and 24.     puke
It was me!  big grin
Stargate's cool.

And Alias too, I don't watch much 24 but I understand it's popular.
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