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Title: The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on June 27, 2010, 11:02:39 am

Does anyone watch The Big Bang Theory here?

(For those unaware of this hilarious TV show it's an American sit-com revolving around four socially inept uber-nerds into Star Trek, physics, online gaming and other geeky pursuits, and their 'hot' blonde neighbour.)


Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Elijahs Impact on June 28, 2010, 05:24:48 am

HIja'!!!

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on June 28, 2010, 09:18:53 am

Er, hey there Vix ;D... does that mean you do or don't watch tBBT?

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Elijahs Impact on June 28, 2010, 09:20:05 am

[quote author=The Gemstar link=board=4;threadid=34038;start=0#msg1195363 date=1277731133]
Er, hey there Vix ;D... does that mean you do or don't watch tBBT?
[/quote]

It's Klingon, for yes.

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on June 28, 2010, 09:29:22 am

And here I was thinking you were going for the German version of hi... (hope that's not racist? I meant cos of the 'ja')

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Elijahs Impact on June 28, 2010, 09:30:57 am

I also know how to play Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock.

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on June 29, 2010, 02:46:16 am

So then you can tell this dumbass what they mean by "paper disproves Spock"...? ::) :-\

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Elijahs Impact on June 29, 2010, 07:42:05 am


on 1277793976, The Gemstar wrote:
So then you can tell this dumbass what they mean by "paper disproves Spock"...? ::) :-\
Because Spock isn't real. Write it down on paper and it disproves him. Or the whole time travel anomaly which everyone says would cancel out Spock. Take your pick.

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on June 29, 2010, 09:31:55 pm

Gem-as-Penny: Well of course, when you put it that way.

;)

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Elijahs Impact on June 30, 2010, 05:48:50 am

Am I sounding just a little bit geeky? :P

Do you have the DVDs, Gem?

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on July 02, 2010, 06:01:02 am

Geeky is good. (But this is coming from someone who's obsessed with LOTR and Radiohead) ::)

Sure do! :)


Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Elijahs Impact on July 02, 2010, 08:30:42 am

I've been watching the DVDs in a lot recently. And I'll be damned if when I'm in a room full of people, who don't watch the show, I don't do the mime for Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock. Then I have to explain it to them, and then get odd looks.

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Enara on August 20, 2010, 01:19:27 pm

[color=Blue]I love the show. In fact I am rewatching season 2.
It's funny because it reminds me a lot to my own group of friends; and my husband behaves a lot like Sheldom in many ways...
Hahaha!!![/color]
;) ;D

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Elijahs Impact on August 29, 2010, 04:34:04 pm


on 1282324767, Enara wrote:
and my husband behaves a lot like Sheldon in many ways...
Everyone has their own Sheldon bar me :P :P Actually that's not true, I do have one but it's a chick ;)

Did any-one see the Lord of the Rings episode 'The Precious Fragmentation'?

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Enara on September 21, 2010, 02:40:26 pm

[quote author=Elphaba Thropp link=board=4;threadid=34038;start=0#msg1196277 date=1283114044]
Did any-one see the Lord of the Rings episode 'The Precious Fragmentation'?
[/quote]

Yes, I did and loved it. It mixed two of my favourite fandoms: LOTR and The Big Band Theory... All that story around the ring was crazy.
:D

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Elijahs Impact on September 22, 2010, 04:17:26 am

Well nowsee I have a question about this episode. Now it has been a very long time since I did "serious" Lord of the Rings research but as I recall there weren't nine rings made for the movie. As I recall Peter Jackson had one, Elijah Wood had one, Andy Serkis had one and one was put up for auction. As I say it's been a while since I read about The Lord of the Rings, so please correct me if I'm wrong.

I will say one thing, I reached a whole new level of geeky watching this show a little while ago. Sheldon was in bedroom and I noticed a statue of Legolas in the back of the scene. I thought to myself, "That looks very familiar" then I realised I have the same statue in my bedroom.

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Enara on September 22, 2010, 02:40:07 pm

[quote author=Elphaba Thropp link=board=4;threadid=34038;start=15#msg1196567 date=1285143446]
Well nowsee I have a question about this episode. Now it has been a very long time since I did "serious" Lord of the Rings research but as I recall there weren't nine rings made for the movie. As I recall Peter Jackson had one, Elijah Wood had one, Andy Serkis had one and one was put up for auction. As I say it's been a while since I read about The Lord of the Rings, so please correct me if I'm wrong.

I will say one thing, I reached a whole new level of geeky watching this show a little while ago. Sheldon was in bedroom and I noticed a statue of Legolas in the back of the scene. I thought to myself, "That looks very familiar" then I realised I have the same statue in my bedroom.
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[color=Blue]It's been a while for me too so I can't really tell you about the rings...

So you have the same Legolas statue... that's great!![/color]

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Elijahs Impact on September 28, 2010, 04:31:43 pm

OK I've literally just done 5 seconds of research and read this of Elijah Wood


Quote:
Owns one of two prop rings used in "Lord of the Rings." The other went to Andy Serkis, who played Gollum.

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on October 31, 2010, 07:42:46 am

Without consulting my "Making of The Lord of the Rings" book :-[ ;)... I always thought they made upwards of a dozen rings for production purposes...?

If I recall, some were larger than the actual size of a 'usual' ring, in order to get the effect of the One Ring growing and shrinking in size. For ex: the Ring they show falling through the air was approximately the size of an averge bangle/bracelet or even larger... can't quite recall the facts.

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Elijahs Impact on November 01, 2010, 02:56:37 pm

[quote author=The Gemstar link=board=4;threadid=34038;start=15#msg1196950 date=1288525366]
Without consulting my "Making of The Lord of the Rings" book :-[ ;)... I always thought they made upwards of a dozen rings for production purposes...?

If I recall, some were larger than the actual size of a 'usual' ring, in order to get the effect of the One Ring growing and shrinking in size. For ex: the Ring they show falling through the air was approximately the size of an averge bangle/bracelet or even larger... can't quite recall the facts.
[/quote]

But props get destroyed. Think of the Hobbit holes, they were destroyed aside from the one Peter bought.

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on November 01, 2010, 09:38:05 pm

[quote author=Neil Perry link=board=4;threadid=34038;start=15#msg1196964 date=1288637797]
[quote author=The Gemstar link=board=4;threadid=34038;start=15#msg1196950 date=1288525366]
Without consulting my "Making of The Lord of the Rings" book :-[ ;)... I always thought they made upwards of a dozen rings for production purposes...?

If I recall, some were larger than the actual size of a 'usual' ring, in order to get the effect of the One Ring growing and shrinking in size. For ex: the Ring they show falling through the air was approximately the size of an averge bangle/bracelet or even larger... can't quite recall the facts.
[/quote]

But props get destroyed. Think of the Hobbit holes, they were destroyed aside from the one Peter bought.
[/quote]

Yes, props DO get destroyed. At least, they MAY get destroyed... their destruction not being inevitable. ;)

Pardon me if I misunderstood your question (...?) I thought you were confused as to how MANY Rings were made for the movie by WETA workshop?

What I'm saying is... I believe there were quite a number of Rings manufactured initially... and while I've never heard about one being stolen, I wouldn't rule it out as a possibility.

EDIT: Vix - I just looked it up, and there were between 15-30 Rings of different guages and sizes made by mastercraftsman Jens Hansen for the trilogy. Ex: The Ring seen spinning in the Prologue of FoTR had a diameter of 8 INCHES!

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Elijahs Impact on November 02, 2010, 11:42:11 am

Not quite what I was asking but never mind :)

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Enara on November 02, 2010, 02:42:12 pm

[quote author=Neil Perry link=board=4;threadid=34038;start=15#msg1196976 date=1288712531]
Not quite what I was asking but never mind :)
[/quote]

I remember reading something about the rings; some actors got one of them after finishing the movies (including Elijah). You are right about it, what I can't remember is how many rings there were...

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Elijahs Impact on November 02, 2010, 02:45:58 pm

It really doesn't matter :)

So how do we all feel about the new episodes?

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Enara on November 02, 2010, 02:51:49 pm

[color=Blue]I haven't got to watch all of them, just a couple I think, but really like them.
What about you??[/color]

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Elijahs Impact on November 02, 2010, 02:53:14 pm

Pretty cool so far, obviously as with all things certain elements bother me :)

I've never really understood Leonards attraction to Penny.

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Enara on November 02, 2010, 03:03:41 pm

[quote author=Neil Perry link=board=4;threadid=34038;start=15#msg1196993 date=1288723994]
I've never really understood Leonards attraction to Penny.
[/quote]

Hahaha... no?? Why don't you??

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Elijahs Impact on November 02, 2010, 04:26:31 pm

In the first season she was cute but irritated me a little. But now she's too skinny and she really annoys me. I know people like Leonard (and grew up with people like Leonard (geeks if you like)), and although I've never been into what they are (no matter how hard I tried), I never spoke to them or treated them like Penny does.

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Hobbitsan on November 02, 2010, 05:28:54 pm

i just wanted to say - Bazinga! ;D

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on November 03, 2010, 09:58:42 pm

^^^ You got us good Dan. ::) ;D

Vicky: You're welcome. ;)

Anyhow... leaving aside the complexities re: the number and possible location/s of the remaining prop rings for now... 8)

I imagine Leonard's attraction to Penny started off as the stereotypical geek lusts after unattainable princess scenario - wherein the highly intelligent but somewhat dorkish-looking guy (in the eyes of the world in general) battles to win the heart of a woman who even HE perceives to be out of his league.

The reason why the audience may find the trials and tribulations of this seemingly odd pairing endearing and their partnership not TOO far-fetched is because:

a.) At heart, Penny isn't a mean-spirited bitch. She's not perfect either like the archetypal "hooker with a heart of gold", but while she obviously realises she's attractive to men, she's not completely up herself about it.

b.) She may look like a blonde Barbie, but she's a tomboyish farm-girl at heart, and none to bright intellectually. Leonard on the other hand is brainy and seems less inclined towards outdoorsy pursuits, though he is clearly meant to be the alpha-male/leading man/most "well adjusted" to society (out of their little group). Thus their strengths and weaknesses even each other out.

c.) They might be able to related to each other, because Leonard's always had a difficult relationship with his non-demonstative mother while Penny clearly still has unresolved "issues" with her father.

RE: New episodes... I've only seen a couple so far... maybe only one.

I don't know what I think yet. :-\ The one I can remember started off a bit "strained" I thought, like the writers were trying too hard, but ended up being pretty funny anyway.


Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Elijahs Impact on November 07, 2010, 12:08:22 pm

[quote author=The Gemstar link=board=4;threadid=34038;start=15#msg1197009 date=1288835922]The reason why the audience may find the trials and tribulations of this seemingly odd pairing endearing and their partnership not TOO far-fetched is because:

a.) At heart, Penny isn't a mean-spirited bitch. She's not perfect either like the archetypal "hooker with a heart of gold", but while she obviously realises she's attractive to men, she's not completely up herself about it.

b.) She may look like a blonde Barbie, but she's a tomboyish farm-girl at heart, and none to bright intellectually. Leonard on the other hand is brainy and seems less inclined towards outdoorsy pursuits, though he is clearly meant to be the alpha-male/leading man/most "well adjusted" to society (out of their little group). Thus their strengths and weaknesses even each other out.

c.) They might be able to related to each other, because Leonard's always had a difficult relationship with his non-demonstative mother while Penny clearly still has unresolved "issues" with her father.[/quote]

Yes, but she's still as annoying as a cat clawing at your private parts night and day.

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Enara on November 08, 2010, 11:42:07 am

[quote author=Neil Perry link=board=4;threadid=34038;start=30#msg1197087 date=1289149702]
Yes, but she's still as annoying as a cat clawing at your private parts night and day.
[/quote]

Wow... it really seems like you dislike her a lot... ;)

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on November 09, 2010, 05:59:24 pm

[quote author=Enara link=board=4;threadid=34038;start=30#msg1197114 date=1289234527]
[quote author=Neil Perry link=board=4;threadid=34038;start=30#msg1197087 date=1289149702]
Yes, but she's still as annoying as a cat clawing at your private parts night and day.
[/quote]

Wow... it really seems like you dislike her a lot... ;)
[/quote]

Hmm... I don't find Penny annoying at all.

At any rate, she's preferable to most current female sitcom characters IMO. For example, the dark-haired fiancee chick in Rules of Engagement (having a mental blank on her name right now) just drives me CRAZY! :P

But that's getting off topic now isn't it... :-[ ::)

********

Didn't want to double-post, so I just had to edit this one to say I just saw the "Shamy/kitty-cat" episode from the new series, and:

BWAHAHA!!! ;D :D ;D

(Sorry about the... exuberant over-appreciation, but imho this ep. was worth at least three giggly faces. ;))

Title: Re:The Big Bang Theory
Post by: Elijahs Impact on November 11, 2010, 02:38:42 pm

I think Penny annoys me (sometimes) because she's just so...girly and is sometimes quite rude to the guys about their interests.


That being said I did enjoy her in The Zazzy Substitution.


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