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comment Why did Liber8 attack the police?
it's not really clear right away, but the police force of the city where Continuum is set is already being strongly influenced by corporate interests. This will become a very significant plot point as things progress.
Aug
26
comment Did the Basterds actually change anything?
Not to mention, at least one Nazi war criminal that likely would have died under Shosanna's plan escapes largely unscathed because of the Basterds.
Aug
24
comment what is the difference between Erebor and Moria?
@user13267 don't forgot to accept this answer (movies.stackexchange.com/help/someone-answers) if it answers your question.
Aug
18
comment Why don't Marvel movies stick to canon?
"established events and stories" -- which of the dozens of separate, often contradictory, sets of established events and stories would you like them to stick to?
Aug
2
comment Where did the name “Guardians of the Galaxy” come from?
off topic, but: the only thing worse than trailers that includes all of the good parts of a movie, are trailers that include more of the good parts of a movie than the movie. (Haven't seen GotG yet, so I dunno if this applies.)
Jul
21
comment Is Chuck in Season 5 God?
the confirmation is still vague enough to be plausibly deniable, but at the very least the actor who played Chuck thinks he was playing God.
Jun
7
comment Are the plots of future Sherlock episodes going to be much more by Steven Moffat than Sir Arthur Doyle?
I think you are confusing "The Doctor's Wife" with "The Wedding of River Song"
Apr
24
comment Can the police lie to make a suspect confess?
the general idea in US districts (again, not from a lawyer) is that they can lie about things so long as an innocent suspect would be unlikely to change their story due to the deception; in the NY case cited above, there was concern that, even if he were innocent, the father might falsely confess to save his son. Contrast that with, say, claiming they have your fingerprints at a crime scene you know you've never been to -- a truly innocent suspect is unlikely to "fall for" that kind of ruse.
Apr
24
comment Why does Tom Hanks' character never open up the last package?
in an earlier draft of the movie, he eventually does open the last package, and it contains something mostly useless (some salsa I think). As @SystemDown points out, leaving it unopened makes a much bigger point about his character.
Apr
18
comment fox network - TV shows
Regardless of what mistakes Fox made with Firefly, in the end, Firefly got abysmal ratings for the time, and that's why it was cancelled.
Mar
12
comment What is the law enforcement structure of Sleepy Hollow/Westchester County?
this looks reasonable as far as how the police command structure goes but it still doesn't explain how a Captain somehow got put in charge of the precinct after the Sheriff many levels above him died -- where are the deputy/undersheriffs? But close enough :)
Oct
25
comment What happens to unbroadcasted episodes of cancelled series?
only 2 of those episodes ever aired. CBS pulled it from their schedule on October 9th and is airing 2 Broke Girls in its place.
Oct
22
comment What is the law enforcement structure of Sleepy Hollow/Westchester County?
that would be typical but the impression the show gives is almost exactly the opposite (e.g. the "small town sheriff" vs. and "big city police captain" somehow in the same jurisdiction)
Sep
11
comment Is it a Tardis or the Tardis?
it is a TARDIS, and there are lots of them, but it's the Doctor's only TARDIS. Similar to saying "go get the groceries from the car", when clearly there are lots of cars. Susan's statement that she named it, however, seems to have been completely forgotten the minute after she said it.
Jul
5
comment What rules govern how TV show opening credits are structured?
well, the SAG/WAG/DGA rules form the basis for most of this, but there's a lot of leeway for negotiations.
Jul
5
comment When/Why did American television change from primarily episodic to primarily serialized?
Yes, @wbogacz I think you nailed exactly what I've been trying to express, the difference between multi-episode and multi-season plot arcs vs just a general "well we moved to another city or swapped out one bar owner for another."
Jul
5
comment When/Why did American television change from primarily episodic to primarily serialized?
Not really a new curiosity, just an intuition I get when I watch older TV shows vs. newer ones, and wonder why old shows never seemed to care about things like changing how many kids a main character has. But I could never decide if this was all my own TV viewing habits biasing my memory, or if serialized shows got some kind of "boost" from the Internet, or if there was just a chance in attitude in the industry, or what.
Jul
5
comment When/Why did American television change from primarily episodic to primarily serialized?
@wbogacz this is true, I can see why serialized TV might be harder to syndicate, but that doesn't explain why almost every show I watch these days (including the syndicated ones from ~1999 on) are serial in nature. Just reading the USA and TNT daily syndicated shows we have Smallville, Angel, Charmed, Supernatural, Bones, House, NCIS, Burn Notice...
Jul
5
comment When/Why did American television change from primarily episodic to primarily serialized?
I remember a lot of those shows and I don't remember, e.g. Family Ties or Cheers being terribly serial, other than obvious things like major cast changes that can't be "ignored". Maybe I just don't remember them all that well :) +1 though because I had forgotten Moonlighting and the whole UST thing.
Jun
17
comment Actors acting the real actors inside a movie?
i found a dozen or so tvtropes almost about this -- Actor Allusion and Casting Gag seem near-misses -- but nothing specifically about an actor playing a character that is playing the actor.