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I’ve watched (too) many movies and television shows. Unfortunately having OCD makes it a time-consuming addiction that is difficult to quit. I’m considering some day making a list of all of the movies and shows I’ve watched, but that would be more work than actually watching them.

In general, I don’t write reviews because I find it to be frustrating enough to watch them in the first place, let alone spend extra time to write about them. That said, I occasionally do write reviews for shows or movies that I either really love or really hate.

I watch television shows and movies of all genres and dates, but I am not fond of reality-shows because they cheapen the art and work.

These days, I find that most of the movies I watch tend to be in the summer when television becomes "light" because during the TV season, I just don't have the time, what with at least 10 hours per night on average.

Thankfully, when the VLC (VideoLan Client) video-player changed their speed setting so that it only affects the tempo instead of the pitch of the audio, it became possible for me to watch videos at high speed. Now I find it difficult to watch even things I like at less than 130%, let alone junk that I don't want to watch (depending on what it is, I have managed to successfully watch some things as fast as ~210% before it becomes unwatchable!)

I also manage my never-ending, ever-growing list by having things I don't care about running on TV or in the corner of the monitor while I work on other things.


Nov
30
accepted Why did they *kill* Mr. Hengist in “Wolf in the Fold”?
Nov
29
comment Why did they *kill* Mr. Hengist in “Wolf in the Fold”?
@Oliver_C, ah yes you’re right! I just checked and earlier, Kirk punched him and Bones said he’s dead, to which Jim replied “that’s impossible” (because it seems odd that he could have died from a single punch). I guess either Mr. Hengist really wasn’t a real person (just a projection) or maybe he had been weakened by the entity. I forgot he was dead because he/it was laughing when they dragged him to the transporter pad. Nice catch. Feel free to post it as an answer.
Nov
29
asked Why did they *kill* Mr. Hengist in “Wolf in the Fold”?
Nov
29
accepted How did they get back in “City on the Edge of Forever”?
Nov
29
comment How did they get back in “City on the Edge of Forever”?
The Guardian returning them doesn’t make sense because even if it did so and they were standing on the street one moment then suddenly falling back through the portal, how did it know when to return them? Why didn’t it return them the moment they saw Bones, or for that matter the moment Bones stepped through and thus avoid making Kirk and Spock have to go back at all? Also, did it return them prematurely, before they had a chance to go back to the shelter and deal with all the future-tech they left lying around? Unfortunately it sounds like they really did gloss over that aspect. :-/
Nov
28
comment How did they get back in “City on the Edge of Forever”?
Okay, so from the perspective of the crew that stayed behind, they jumped through the hole, were automagically turned around and finished their jump out of the hole and ended up right back where they started. But from their own perspective, they jumped through a hole, landed in 1930’s Earth, then something and they landed back where they started. They kept their memories of their foray into the past, so to them, they did not seamlessly transition like they did from this end. They must have jumped through some other hole in 1930’s Earth to get back, but where/when/how did that hole manifest?
Nov
28
comment How did they get back in “City on the Edge of Forever”?
I did notice that, and it could work, if they had suddenly appeared back on the planet. However, they jumped through the portal which means that there had to be a hole in space-time for them to step through.
Nov
28
asked How did they get back in “City on the Edge of Forever”?
Oct
17
accepted Why did Spock not know about Romulans in “Balance of Terror”?
Oct
17
comment Why did Spock not know about Romulans in “Balance of Terror”?
I didn’t realize they’d split that long ago; I always had the impression it was just a few generations. I still don’t think a space-faring civilization would have purposely buried a significant part of their history, and even a couple of millennia wouldn't be enough to wipe out their memories (we have records of significant historic events going back even longer). However, considering how strongly they react to avoid discussing private things like pon farr, mind-melds, etc. (out of embarrassment? ಠ_ఠ), I suppose they could have chosen to bury their connection to the oh-so emotional Romulans.
Oct
15
asked Why did Spock not know about Romulans in “Balance of Terror”?
Sep
2
comment How is a Targaryen immune to molten metal?
Maybe the true cause of death was asphyxiation from having his trachea filled with metal.
Sep
2
comment How is a Targaryen immune to molten metal?
hence the heat from the molten gold would not have killed him if he was a 'real' dragon. But drinking metal would have had no effect? So a Targaryen can drink a cup of mercury with no harmful effects? ಠ_ఠ
Sep
2
answered Whose corpse is hanging in the courtyard in S02E09?
Aug
13
comment What was the “It Could Be” running joke on House MD?
@TylerShads, you’re right. I’d say that now that I know which one it was, it would be easier to look up which episode it actually was lupus, but that’s still a challenge since every almost episode mentioned it. :-/
Aug
13
comment What was the “It Could Be” running joke on House MD?
@wbogacz. Hmm, I remember sarcoidosis a lot as well. Thanks for the link.
Aug
13
comment What was the “It Could Be” running joke on House MD?
Ah yes, that’s it. I was kind of close with polio, it had an l and p. Doing a google search for house it's never lupus gets you tons of hits. That requires knowing it’s lupus, plus it’s backwards, I remember it as it could be not it’s never.
Aug
13
accepted What was the “It Could Be” running joke on House MD?
Aug
13
asked What was the “It Could Be” running joke on House MD?
Aug
7
comment Movie with character named Toed?
@Beska, the confusion about it being a movie character is most likely caused by the X-Man character than the other ones proposed.