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Stranger Things

Post by Doctor X » Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:21 am

Any series that begins with a scientist and a child being eaten deserves attention.

Well cast children--THE CHILDREN--particularly the geeky, nerdy types. That Girl from That Boring Goodfellas Director's Film of Yet Another Boring Henry James Book Staring Abraham Lincoln and The Girl from Grease II, That Guy Who Gets Screamed at by R. Lee Ermey, and an Oh That Guy Playing the Sheriff.

Or as one Boston Sports Dude/Comedian interviewing one of the People Involved put it: "It's what the new X-Files was suppose to be. Fuck Roger." [Citation needed.--Ed.]

Nyarl will say "Check it out!"

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Re: Stranger Things

Post by Nyarlathotep » Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:50 am

Yep.

It gets the the Official Nyarlathotep Elder Sign of Approval.

Two Tentacles up, as it were
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Re: Stranger Things

Post by Doctor X » Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:54 am

With a "Double-Snap?"

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Re: Stranger Things

Post by Nyarlathotep » Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:55 am

Was just about to add "In a Z formation"
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Re: Stranger Things

Post by Doctor X » Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:59 am

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--J.D.
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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
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"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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Re: Stranger Things

Post by Doctor X » Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:30 am

THE NERDY GIRL GOT EATEN!!11!! [!--Ed.]

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--J.D.
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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
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"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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Re: Stranger Things

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:26 am

Supercut of Stranger Things references (homages) to 70s/80s movies:



I don't even think it's exhaustive though.
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Re: Stranger Things

Post by Doctor X » Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:34 am

Are you saying I should stay or should I go now?

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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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Re: Stranger Things

Post by Pyrrho » Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:42 pm

"Eleven thumbs up."

Good stuff.
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Re: Stranger Things

Post by Bruce » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:30 pm

I want another season, but at the same time, I don't want them to continue the same story line. Needs a different angle.

Loved the toothless kid. I wonder if he had whatever disorder he mentioned in real life where his adult teeth still hadn't grown in at pre-teen age.

They also nailed every 80s horror movie trope, and I've seen them all. Right down to the ridiculously negligent parents. Could you hide a girl in your parent's basement for a month without them noticing today? Hell no. Could you do it in the 80s? Absolutely. Very nicely done. :guitar:

One minor point. If the movie had really been made in the 80s, Winona Rider would have been bitch-slapped at least once. Both the character and the actress. :snapout:
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Re: Stranger Things

Post by Doctor X » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:28 am

1. There will be . . . a Chosen One another season.

2. The actor has that congenital condition.

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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
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"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
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Re: Stranger Things

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:06 pm

Just finished.

What a perfectly done motherfucking thing that was.

Solid motherfucking 5 out of 5 on the Lister Scale.

12 thumbs up.

Give me an amen

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Re: Stranger Things

Post by ed » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:19 pm

Homesman quality?
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Re: Stranger Things

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:39 pm

just watch. Don't 'expect'.

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Re: Stranger Things

Post by ed » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:57 pm

Is that like "expectorate"?
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Re: Stranger Things

Post by Bruce » Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:43 pm

All of the decor, the houses, the hair styles, the clothes, everything was meticulously done to put you back into the early 80s. I think that gave me the creeps more than anything. There were things that I had long forgotten. Hell, they even found the Advanced D&D books that I used to play with my friends, and those were vintage in 1991 when I played.
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Re: Stranger Things

Post by Bruce » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:23 am

Eleven is a popular Halloween costume this year.

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Re: Stranger Things

Post by Bruce » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:01 am

Such potential!

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Re: Stranger Things

Post by Doctor X » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:34 am

Kevin Pollack's Chat Show interviewed The Sheriff. Hilarious without spoilers for the next season. One thing I can post which is not a spoiler for this last season is his hat:

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The actor chose it. The producers hated the concept. He fought for it. Now it is an essential part of the character.

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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
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Re: Stranger Things

Post by Pyrrho » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:15 pm

Spoiler:
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.