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Nan 04-25-2005 03:43 PM

Again, Simpsons self-fives. ;)

Comedies are really hard to parody.

Although, Desperate Housewives could probably be fived.

X-Files... ehh. The show is so serious (barren women with cancer? missing/dead sister? hard-core PTSD?) most of the time, and then they have the humourous episodes (Jose Chung's From Outer Space, Bad Blood, Humbug, etc) which, again, are hard to five.

There has to be a certain balance of light and dark.

Also, don't tell my profs I'm here. ;)

Zeke 04-25-2005 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Nan
There has to be a certain balance of light and dark.

That philosophy normally makes me want to throw things, but since we're talking about TV, it's okay. Just don't start with me on "Without the darkness, how would we recognize the light". As far as I'm concerned, that was a case of Evil Tuvok.

X-Files seems eminently fivable to me as long as we don't let Thinkey do it. I took fiver notes for the last four episodes, in fact. One of these days I'll at least do the pilot. I love that episode. (Also, my understanding is that XF ran the gamut from serious to stupid, both of which work perfectly for fivers. Straight-out comedy is hard, but self-parody tends to suck, and that makes it easy.)

I've run out of excuses for not seeing The Grudge: it's now available from the DVD auto-renter on campus. It's perfect for my Ring audience, too. But if what I've heard is true, I just plain wouldn't be able to handle it "cold." I'll need some pretty good spoilers -- a script would be ideal. Kira can tell you I scare easily, and knowing I'm going to be scared doesn't help at all, but knowing the details sometimes does.

I could do Darkness Falls, though. It's the epitome of horror flicks -- scary but utterly stupid -- and I got through it with no more help than reading a few reviews and slo-moing the first scene. I was so proud.

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Originally Posted by evay
Don't get any mustard on BSG, please.

You sure? I think mustard and cheese go well together.

<font size=-2>Yeah, that was Kira bait.</font>

Chancellor Valium 04-25-2005 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Nan
There has to be a certain balance of light and dark.

But for that, the Chosen One must come :wink:

Zeke 04-25-2005 08:06 PM

I can't believe how stupid the Jedi of the Old Republic were. There's someone coming who's going to "bring balance to the Force," and they're excited about it? There are armies of Jedi and only two Sith! That means there are two ways balance can be created, and neither one of them is exactly a good turn of events, hm? Morons.

Sa'ar Chasm 04-25-2005 08:35 PM

Shouldn't you be working?

Anonymous 04-25-2005 10:01 PM

^ You know, that would actually work as a notto for 5MV quite nicely. :D

Zeke, talking of movie fivers, can I ask - have you looked at my most recently submitted one yet? I know you're a busy fellow and all, but it would be nice to know that you've at least read it.

Kira 04-25-2005 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by PHJ
^ You know, that would actually work as a motto for 5MV quite nicely. :D

Except it would imply, you know, fivers getting written and/or published.

Anonymous 04-25-2005 10:35 PM

*Brandishes handbag*

So, how does dawn sound? It is the traditional time, after all. :P

MaverickZer0 04-26-2005 12:18 AM

Weeeellllll, there's always (don't hate me) Ghost in the Shell. As far as anime movies go, it's gotten quite a bit of publicity...(me? I didn't watch it, but everyone I know who has loved it.)

There's also always the Spiderman movies...

evay 04-26-2005 02:23 AM

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Originally Posted by evay
Don't get any mustard on BSG, please.

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Originally Posted by Zeke
You sure? I think mustard and cheese go well together.

ClassicBSG yes -- mustard and mayo and plenty of relish. BSG2K is a tougher steak to chew.

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Yeah, that was Kira bait.
You can't go Kirafishing without a license. Let's see it, please.

Kira 04-26-2005 02:27 AM

And always remember: you may use bait, but Kira fishes with dynamite.

Scooter 04-26-2005 02:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Zeke
I can't believe how stupid the Jedi of the Old Republic were. There's someone coming who's going to "bring balance to the Force," and they're excited about it? There are armies of Jedi and only two Sith! That means there are two ways balance can be created, and neither one of them is exactly a good turn of events, hm? Morons.

Yeah, but the other Jedi were hella mad because Mace and Yoda were totally hogging the Jacuzzi, so keeping them busy with, you know, Sith Lords 'n stuff was all good.

Scooter 04-26-2005 02:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Zeke
(Also, my understanding is that XF ran the gamut from serious to stupid, both of which work perfectly for fivers. Straight-out comedy is hard, but self-parody tends to suck, and that makes it easy.)

X-Files should totally be fived. It was the next step Phil Farrand took with the Nitpicker's Guides, after all, and he was able to riff on even the most hard-core episodes. And isn't it easier to five the shows/episodes that take themselves very/too seriously? (Just think Sisko. :) )

We already have a couple good XF fives including, if memory serves, Jose Chung (which has one of the better blurbs, too).

Zeke 04-26-2005 05:50 AM

Sa'ar: Point taken. Except not, because I'm not working right now. My term is over and I'm done all my marking.

Jedi: Point taken. Except -- no, it is taken. I'll send you some comments.

Maverick: I actually took notes for Spider-Man 2 in the theatre. Had to use a black marker so I could see what I was writing in the dark. I didn't think to do that in the first movie, but I was a little distracted anyway. I'll probably five both of them when the third one comes out, because interest in the franchise will be at its peak.

Kira:

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Except it would imply, you know, fivers getting written and/or published.
...You DO fish with dynamite.

Sa'ar Chasm 04-26-2005 02:49 PM

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Sa'ar: Point taken. Except not, because I'm not working right now. My term is over and I'm done all my marking.
You're not researching some new mathematical theorem?

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I actually took notes for Spider-Man 2 in the theatre.
He did. I was there.

NAHTMMM 04-26-2005 03:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Zeke
I can't believe how stupid the Jedi of the Old Republic were. There's someone coming who's going to "bring balance to the Force," and they're excited about it? There are armies of Jedi and only two Sith! That means there are two ways balance can be created, and neither one of them is exactly a good turn of events, hm? Morons.

I never understood that myself.



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Originally Posted by Sa'ar Chasm
Shouldn't you be working?

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Originally Posted by PHJ
^ You know, that would actually work as a notto for 5MV quite nicely. :D

That would work well as a motto, all right! :D :oops:

Anonymous 04-28-2005 10:49 AM

<delurk>

I know it's not a new show, but as some folks here are Whedonites, is there any chance of seeing some Five Minute Firefly to go with the top ten list? At least it wouldn't take long to cover the whole series.
Of course, Five Minute Serenity (when it comes out) would also be good. (For those who haven't already heard, the trailer has now appeared over at Apple, causing much bouncing and excitement amongst fans).

Spyke
(Longtime 5MV fan and Browncoat)

Zeke 04-28-2005 10:54 AM

Good question, Spyke -- and I'm not going to spoil any details, but we do have something Firefly-related in the works. It's almost ready to go, in fact.

(Thanks for the trailer link. Actually, I put one on 5MV's front page earlier today....)

Anonymous 04-28-2005 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Zeke
Good question, Spyke -- and I'm not going to spoil any details, but we do have something Firefly-related in the works. It's almost ready to go, in fact.

Ooo, shiny!

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Originally Posted by Zeke
(Thanks for the trailer link. Actually, I put one on 5MV's front page earlier today....)

Note to self, must remember to hit 'Refresh' when visting the news page.

Spyke
(Waiting with anticipation)

PointyHairedJedi 04-28-2005 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Zeke
Good question, Spyke -- and I'm not going to spoil any details, but we do have something Firefly-related in the works. It's almost ready to go, in fact.

It is? I, um... oh no! Zeke, a giant hummingbird is about to eat your hat and cloak!

*Runs*

Zeke 04-29-2005 12:10 AM

Shh, you.

Anonymous 05-22-2005 07:40 PM

To be honest, I would probably first want fivers of the undone Star Trek Voyager and Enterprise episodes before other series, though if those are not options, I'd rather have more Shakespeare/video game fivers (such as XIII, which is one of my favorite games).


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