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Old 04-16-2009, 11:58 AM
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Default CSI tonight, 4/16/09 "Space Oddity"

Well, why not? The forensic detective shows have ripped on furries, on pony folk, on just about every sub-culture you can imagine... so why not Trek conventions?

Tonight's episode sounds like it's going to be the CSI version of "Bimbos of the Death Sun" A murder takes place at a Trek-like convention, and the team swings into action, using every catchpharse they can think of while solving the case...

(sigh) We work so hard at trying to not be portrayed in the media as a bunch of weirdoes, and then here comes another TV show, which shows us as a bunch of cultish, dangerous, nut cases.

As the Talking Heads famously sang: "Same as it ever was..."
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Old 04-16-2009, 02:39 PM
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Yeah, but I love CSI - so why shouldn't we be portrayed as potential murderers as well? If other sub-cultures are going to be used as an episode basis, I'd feel rather left out if they didn't do us as well.
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:08 PM
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It's the only Vegas extravaganza they hadn't touched yet. They've done numerous episodes about casinos, obviously, they did one involving Le Cirque du Soleil, and the only that was missing was Star Trek.


The show has just started and they've already done a nod to Star Trek: right before they went to commercial, Hodges calls Det. Jim Brass on his cellphone, tries to explain the situation, and his last words are: "He's dead, Jim..." and then they go straight to a commercial.

And another quote from Hodges: "A guy in a red shirt dies at the beginning of almost every Astro Quest episode."

From the assistant coroner: "I'm not a seamstress, I'm an assistant coroner, damn it!"

Also I just saw Ron Moore yelling at the director: "You suck!" And I think I saw the actress who played Boomer on BSG, but I'm not sure... It would make sense though because in the story the director who gets killed has made a "redux" version of Astrol Quest (which is a lot like TOS) and they've made it look a lot like the new BSG.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:09 PM
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I'll have to watch this episode... anyways have we never heard of satire here besides if they don't "attack" trekkies people will think they have something to hide... personally i would accept an episode of CSI that had something to do with Monks or Clergy and murder.
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Hey, I'm watching it now and even better than the initial parody is the new director of the newly revived movie version of the 40 year old iconic show!! He's so hated, someone kills him.....I hope Abrams doesn't watch!

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I liked it! They blithely assumed we'd all know the references (and they ranged far and wide, from aliens with inexplicably weird ears to "slave girls" who danced erotically and "might be worth a man's soul" and a planet where evil overlords made the crew wear shock necklaces) and, the very best part: they would never have solved the murder if 2 members of the crew hadn't been huge geeks.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:54 PM
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I just saw this thread and am only catching the last few minutes. Isnt the woman the one who played Ellen on BSG?
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Doggone it! I wish I had seen it!
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I'm hoping it will be available online...I really don't think it's something Star Trek fans need to be upset about. Rather it seemed to embrace Star Trek fans and assume that in every house watching, someone would get all the references.
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I'm hoping it will be available online...I really don't think it's something Star Trek fans need to be upset about. Rather it seemed to embrace Star Trek fans and assume that in every house watching, someone would get all the references.
I completely agree. I didn't find it offending at all, on the contrary. It was a nice homage to TOS and all its lovely cheesiness. Very well done. And you're right, the case wouldn't have been solved hadn't Hodges and Simms been huge Astro Quest geeks! I love it!
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personally i would accept an episode of CSI that had something to do with Monks or Clergy and murder.
It's already been done, actually. There's one in Season 7, I just watched it not too long ago.
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