History Quotes / JumpingTheShark

16th Feb '16 2:21:46 PM Adept
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--> -- '''Jarry's Kid''', explaining the recent plot twists in {{Guilded Age}}

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18th Dec '15 10:12:21 PM nombretomado
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-->--'''{{WebVideo/SFDebris}}''' on ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier''

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-->--'''{{WebVideo/SFDebris}}''' -->--'''WebSite/SFDebris''' on ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier''
9th Dec '15 8:15:11 AM bonesawisready
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->I next joined [[Creator/PierceBrosnan Pierce]] and co at the premiere of ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' in 2002, which marked the 40th anniversary of the series. When asked later what I thought of the film, I merely said “interesting”. In truth I thought it just went too far -- and that’s from me, the first Bond in space! Invisible cars and dodgy CGI footage? Please! They gave the public what they wanted, though maybe they too realised there was only so far they could push it before Bond became a caricature of himself, and the funeral directors were called in.
-->--A lesson in how to properly shade by '''[[Creator/RogerMoore Sir Roger Moore]]'''
10th Nov '15 6:22:34 PM nombretomado
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-->-- '''Mike Nelson''', ''Film/SpiderMan3'' {{Rifftrax}}

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-->-- '''Mike Nelson''', ''Film/SpiderMan3'' {{Rifftrax}}
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30th Aug '15 11:22:10 AM kazokuhouou
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->'''Bardock:''' Hey! You! What year is it?
->'''Chilled:''' 2222
->'''Bardock:''' B.C. or A.D.?
->'''Chilled:''' The hell are those?
->'''Bardock:''' [deadpan] I'm in the fucking past. [enraged] OF ALL THE STUPID! [{{Headdesk}}] ASININE! [punches ground] SHARK JUMPING BULLSHIT! [headdesks again, [[spoiler: goes Super Saiyan]]]
-->-- ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', "Episode of Bardock"
23rd Jul '15 8:54:44 PM johnnyfog
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->''"Always a devoted fan to this bright, funny family show when I was a kid (I didn't even mind the previous season's shark), when the ''Series/HappyDays'' producers had Fonzie [[SoapOperaDisease go blind]] at the start of this sixth go-around, this 13-year-old quit checking in so regularly with the Cunninghams."''
-->--'''[[http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/66103/happy-days-season-6/ Paul Mavis]]'''
10th Jul '15 9:57:54 PM johnnyfog
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->''"Imagine the pitch meeting. ''"Okay, so ''Voyager'' is cruising through space where they come across [[ARareSentence an old truck hanging in space and when they get it on board they pick up an SOS signal in Morse code from a nearby planet where Amelia Earhart is chilling out!]]"'' Any reasonable person would do their best [[Series/TheApprentice Alan Sugar]] impression and say ''"you’re fired"'', but no, they jumped all over it and in a way you have to [[GiftedlyBad kind of admire]] that they did. However, as we head into a season that flaunts some outrageous concepts (yeah Tom and Janeway lizard babies, I’m looking at you), this is a warning that this show is about fall off the rails...Given that one set of aliens abducted Voyager and another set abducted Earhart and friends does that mean there are aliens taking people all the time and Janeway is going to discover all manner of confused 20th Century mysteries in her time? ''"Captain we’re picking up a distress call from an ocean planet…it’s the crew of the ''Marie Celeste''!"''"''
-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.blogspot.com/2012/03/voyager-seasn-two.html Joe Ford]]''' on ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', [="The 37s"=]

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->''"Imagine the pitch meeting. ''"Okay, so ''Voyager'' ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' is cruising through space where they come across [[ARareSentence an old truck hanging in space and when they get it on board they pick up an SOS signal in Morse code from a nearby planet where Amelia Earhart is chilling out!]]"'' Any reasonable person would do their best [[Series/TheApprentice Alan Sugar]] impression and say ''"you’re fired"'', but no, they jumped all over it and in a way you have to [[GiftedlyBad kind of admire]] that they did. However, as we head into a season that flaunts some outrageous concepts (yeah Tom and Janeway lizard babies, I’m looking at you), this is a warning that this show is about fall off the rails...Given that one set of aliens abducted Voyager and another set abducted Earhart and friends does that mean there are aliens taking people all the time and Janeway is going to discover all manner of confused 20th Century mysteries in her time? ''"Captain we’re picking up a distress call from an ocean planet…it’s the crew of the ''Marie Celeste''!"''"''
rails."''
-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.blogspot.com/2012/03/voyager-seasn-two.html Joe Ford]]''' on ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', [="The 37s"=]
Ford]]''', "Captain we’re picking up a distress call from an ocean planet…it’s the crew of the ''Marie Celeste''!"
10th Jul '15 9:57:14 PM johnnyfog
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->''"I’m no expert, but if a car had been flying around in space would you really be able to [[RagnarokProofing start its engine again]]? Who thinks up this crazy shit--oh yeah, Brannon Braga! Imagine the pitch meeting. ''"Okay, so ''Voyager'' is cruising through space where they come across [[ARareSentence an old truck hanging in space and when they get it on board they pick up an SOS signal in Morse code from a nearby planet where Amelia Earhart is chilling out!]]"'' Any reasonable person would do their best [[Series/TheApprentice Alan Sugar]] impression and say ''"you’re fired"'', but no, they jumped all over it and in a way you have to [[GiftedlyBad kind of admire]] that they did."''

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->''"I’m no expert, but if a car had been flying around in space would you really be able to [[RagnarokProofing start its engine again]]? Who thinks up this crazy shit--oh yeah, Brannon Braga! Imagine ->''"Imagine the pitch meeting. ''"Okay, so ''Voyager'' is cruising through space where they come across [[ARareSentence an old truck hanging in space and when they get it on board they pick up an SOS signal in Morse code from a nearby planet where Amelia Earhart is chilling out!]]"'' Any reasonable person would do their best [[Series/TheApprentice Alan Sugar]] impression and say ''"you’re fired"'', but no, they jumped all over it and in a way you have to [[GiftedlyBad kind of admire]] that they did."'' However, as we head into a season that flaunts some outrageous concepts (yeah Tom and Janeway lizard babies, I’m looking at you), this is a warning that this show is about fall off the rails...Given that one set of aliens abducted Voyager and another set abducted Earhart and friends does that mean there are aliens taking people all the time and Janeway is going to discover all manner of confused 20th Century mysteries in her time? ''"Captain we’re picking up a distress call from an ocean planet…it’s the crew of the ''Marie Celeste''!"''"''
10th Jul '15 9:54:29 PM johnnyfog
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->''"{{Wrestling/WWF}} put their title on future A-List actor [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock.]] {{Wrestling/WCW}} put their title on past, present and future D-List actor David Arquette."''
-->--'''''Website/{{WrestleCrap}}''''', [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/induction-wcw-champion-david-arquette-vs-tank-abbott-remember-when-russo-wanted-to-put-the-title-on-him/ "WCW Champion David Arquette vs Tank Abbott"]]



->''"More and more, I feel I am morphing into one of those guys who wrote the old Apter mags bemoaning the fact that [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince]] had turned wrestling into a circus, longing for ‘[[NostalgiaFilter the good old days]]’ that had long since past. These geezers (and I can call them that because I now am amongst their kind) would generally point to specific incidents that caused them to throw up their hands in defeat.\\\
What I am writing about today is one of the main causes for my waving the white flag."''
-->--'''''Website/{{WrestleCrap}}''''', [[www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/induction-bret-vs-vince-a-13-year-war-comes-to-a-craptastic-climax/ "Bret vs. Vince – A 13 Year War Comes to a Craptastic Climax!"]]
26th May '15 8:19:23 PM johnnyfog
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->''"There is a longstanding and not particularly interesting debate over what the killing blow for the classic series was. I say it is uninteresting because it is, quite frankly, supremely easy to answer: [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS21E1WarriorsOfTheDeep}} Warriors of the Deep]] finally gave a story so bad that not even the fans could defend it (it’s telling that ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' didn’t even bother running a review of the story) that [[ScrewedByTheNetwork gave open ammunition]] to Michael Grade. [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS21E7TheTwinDilemma}} The Twin Dilemma]] cripples the incoming Doctor so that he is essentially never, ever going to be able to [[NeverLiveItDown win the public over]]. And then [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS23E4TheUltimateFoe}} Trial of a Time Lord]] botches the last throw of the dice, [[CliffhangerCopout failing to bring a restored show]] that anybody can be excited about and tout as the triumphant relaunch of ''Series/DoctorWho.''"''

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->''"There is a longstanding and not particularly interesting debate over what the killing blow for the classic series was. I say it is uninteresting because it is, quite frankly, supremely easy to answer: [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS21E1WarriorsOfTheDeep}} Warriors of the Deep]] finally gave a story so bad that not even the fans could defend it (it’s telling that ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' didn’t even bother running a review of the story) that [[ScrewedByTheNetwork gave open ammunition]] to Michael Grade. supremely]] [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS21E7TheTwinDilemma}} The Twin Dilemma]] cripples the incoming Doctor so that he is essentially never, ever going to be able to [[NeverLiveItDown win the public over]]. And then easy to]] [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS23E4TheUltimateFoe}} Trial of a Time Lord]] botches the last throw of the dice, [[CliffhangerCopout failing to bring a restored show]] that anybody can be excited about and tout as the triumphant relaunch of ''Series/DoctorWho.''"''answer.]]"''



->''"''{{Series/Sliders}}'' had a five season run, a series about four characters 'sliding' through parallel worlds in the hopes they can once again find their own. After one or two really good seasons exploring alternate history, evil doubles, and the paths not taken, each new slide that didn't get them attacked by evolved neanderthal Kromaggs started taking them to 'Dinosaur World' or 'Twister World' or, god help us all, 'Zombie World.'"''
-->--'''''{{Website/Cracked}}''''', [[http://www.cracked.com/funny-7660-10-most-implausible-unpleasant-infuriating-ways-sci-fi-shows-kill-off-main-characters/ "10 Most Implausible, Unpleasant, And Infuriating Ways Sci-fi Shows Kill Off Main Characters"]]

->''"I’m no expert, but if a car had been flying around in space would you really be able to [[RagnarokProofing start its engine again]]? Who thinks up this crazy shit--oh yeah Brannon Braga! Imagine the pitch meeting. ''"Okay, so ''Voyager'' is cruising through space where they come across [[ARareSentence an old truck hanging in space and when they get it on board they pick up an SOS signal in Morse code from a nearby planet where Amelia Earhart is chilling out!]]"'' Any reasonable person would do their best [[Series/TheApprentice Alan Sugar]] impression and say ''"you’re fired"'', but no, they jumped all over it and in a way you have to [[GiftedlyBad kind of admire]] that they did. However as we head into a season that flaunts some outrageous concepts (yeah, Tom and Janeway lizard babies, I’m looking at you) this is a warning that this show is about fall off the rails...Amelia Earhart is a step too far into insanity for me -- I understand the idea was to team up two strong female explorers, but [[ExcusePlot the million hoops of logic it bypasses]] to get them together is extraordinary. There seems to be an expert on ''Voyager'' to [[SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat fill in the gaps of every possible plot contrivance]], and so we learn Paris loves cars and Janeway is ''au fait'' in Earhart’s story. Given that one set of aliens abducted ''Voyager'' and another set abducted Earhart and friends, does that mean there are aliens taking people all the time and Janeway is going to discover all manner of confused 20th Century mysteries in her time? ''"Captain we’re picking up a distress call from an ocean planet…it’s the crew of the ''Marie Celeste''!"''"''

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->''"''{{Series/Sliders}}'' had a five season run, a series about four characters 'sliding' through parallel worlds in the hopes they can once again find their own. After one or two really good seasons exploring alternate history, evil doubles, and the paths not taken, each new slide that didn't get them attacked by evolved neanderthal Kromaggs started taking them to 'Dinosaur World' or 'Twister World' or, god help us all, 'Zombie World.'"''
-->--'''''{{Website/Cracked}}''''', [[http://www.cracked.com/funny-7660-10-most-implausible-unpleasant-infuriating-ways-sci-fi-shows-kill-off-main-characters/ "10 Most Implausible, Unpleasant, And Infuriating Ways Sci-fi Shows Kill Off Main Characters"]]

->''"I’m no expert, but if a car had been flying around in space would you really be able to [[RagnarokProofing start its engine again]]? Who thinks up this crazy shit--oh yeah yeah, Brannon Braga! Imagine the pitch meeting. ''"Okay, so ''Voyager'' is cruising through space where they come across [[ARareSentence an old truck hanging in space and when they get it on board they pick up an SOS signal in Morse code from a nearby planet where Amelia Earhart is chilling out!]]"'' Any reasonable person would do their best [[Series/TheApprentice Alan Sugar]] impression and say ''"you’re fired"'', but no, they jumped all over it and in a way you have to [[GiftedlyBad kind of admire]] that they did. However as we head into a season that flaunts some outrageous concepts (yeah, Tom and Janeway lizard babies, I’m looking at you) this is a warning that this show is about fall off the rails...Amelia Earhart is a step too far into insanity for me -- I understand the idea was to team up two strong female explorers, but [[ExcusePlot the million hoops of logic it bypasses]] to get them together is extraordinary. There seems to be an expert on ''Voyager'' to [[SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat fill in the gaps of every possible plot contrivance]], and so we learn Paris loves cars and Janeway is ''au fait'' in Earhart’s story. Given that one set of aliens abducted ''Voyager'' and another set abducted Earhart and friends, does that mean there are aliens taking people all the time and Janeway is going to discover all manner of confused 20th Century mysteries in her time? ''"Captain we’re picking up a distress call from an ocean planet…it’s the crew of the ''Marie Celeste''!"''"''"''



->''"Did I give it a few passes on storytelling, characterization and consistency, just because it was about my favourite literary creation ever? Absolutely. But that's almost fair because we're always more forgiving of the ones we love. Was season four a little too [[GottaCatchEmAll MacGuffiney?]] Sure, but then it's superhero fiction, which relies to greater or lesser degrees on coincidence and random quests from time to time. No matter what anyone said, I loved it.\\\
And then came season five. And the [[FollowTheLeader vampire episode]]. And the heavy handed [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor light switching]] of Lex's moral compass. And the acceleration of Lana's descent into mind numbing, amoral turpitude while the writers were telling us that really, really, she was [[JerkSue the best thing ever]]. And Clark increasingly using [[TechnicalPacifist "accidental" lethal force]] to take bad guys off the board. By the end of season six, I was done. I wrote a blog entry about how much I was done with the show and why. But, sure enough, season 7 came and there I was watching ''Smallville''. It took awhile to figure out why, but what it came down to was the fact that it was still a Superman show, [[CashCowFranchise and I love Superman.]]"''
-->--'''[[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville9-ep16 Julian Finn]]'''

->''"The first ''[[Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro Nitro]]'' of the year opened with [[{{Padding}} absolutely nothing of importance]] in it's first hour (due it not being in direct competition with WWF); as soon as ''[[{{Wrestling/WWERAW}} RAW]]'' went live {{Wrestling/Goldberg}} was arrested and charged with "aggressive stalking" (it was going to be rape but Goldberg nixed that idea). The storyline was this Goldberg was scheduled to face Wrestling/KevinNash for the title, could Goldberg [[TickingClock make it back in time?]] The unintentional comedy here was every time we cut to this storyline the announcers mention the police station is [[TravelingAtTheSpeedOfPlot just across the street]] from the arena...[[Wrestling/HulkHogan Hogan]] decided that if Goldberg couldn't make it he would face "[[{{Badbutt}} that spoon]] Kevin Nash."\\\
So it came to the main event: After a bit of gesturing, Hogan poked Nash in the chest and Nash took what would be [[SquashMatch the biggest bump in his career]] falling to the mat. Hogan covers Nash, wins the belt and reforms the [[{{Wrestling/NewWorldOrder}} nWo]] again.\\\
Before they can celebrate it's revealed that Goldberg has been released and arrives at the arena (from the police station across the street) [[FridgeLogic in a car?!]] He was eventually beaten, tazed and spray painted in the ring...Fans and wrestling journalists point to this moment as the iceberg that tore a whole in WCW: it buried Goldberg, proved that WCW had one trick (the [=nWo=]) and that they were too concerned with beating [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince]] than putting on a good product."''
-->--'''''Taimapedia''''' on January 4th, 1999: The {{Fingerpoke of Doom}}

->''"I don’t think it’s any great secret that my love for today’s {{professional wrestling}} has taken a hit over the last decade or so. What used to be an obsession has now become more of a common fandom, wherein I watch a bit of ''[[Wrestling/WWERaw Raw]]'' every Monday night then read or listen to recaps to see what I should go out of my way to review on the DVR. While some may point to my getting older, having a family, and other activities taking precedence on my available free time, rest assured I still do watch plenty of wrestling.\\\
It’s just old stuff on the WWE Network.\\\
Prime Time, TNT, old ''[[Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro Nitros]]''…that’s where my wrestling time is spent. I feel…actually more KNOW…I am now no longer in the target demographic. More and more, I feel I am morphing into one of those guys who wrote the old Apter mags bemoaning the fact that Vince had turned wrestling into a circus, longing for ‘[[NostalgiaFilter the good old days]]’ that had long since past. These geezers (and I can call them that because I now am amongst their kind) would generally point to specific incidents that caused them to throw up their hands in defeat.\\\

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->''"Did I give it a few passes on storytelling, characterization and consistency, just because it was about my favourite literary creation ever? Absolutely. But that's almost fair because we're always more forgiving of the ones we love. Was season four a little too [[GottaCatchEmAll MacGuffiney?]] Sure, but then it's superhero fiction, which relies to greater or lesser degrees on coincidence and random quests from time to time. No matter what anyone said, I loved it.\\\
And then came season five. And the [[FollowTheLeader vampire episode]]. And the heavy handed [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor light switching]] of Lex's moral compass. And the acceleration of Lana's descent into mind numbing, amoral turpitude while the writers were telling us that really, really, she was [[JerkSue the best thing ever]]. And Clark increasingly using [[TechnicalPacifist "accidental" lethal force]] to take bad guys off the board. By the end of season six, I was done. I wrote a blog entry about how much I was done with the show and why. But, sure enough, season 7 came and there I was watching ''Smallville''. It took awhile to figure out why, but what it came down to was the fact that it was still a Superman show, [[CashCowFranchise and I love Superman.]]"''
-->--'''[[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville9-ep16 Julian Finn]]'''

->''"The first ''[[Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro Nitro]]'' of the year opened with [[{{Padding}} absolutely nothing of importance]] in it's first hour (due it not being in direct competition with WWF); as soon as ''[[{{Wrestling/WWERAW}} RAW]]'' went live {{Wrestling/Goldberg}} was arrested and charged with "aggressive stalking" (it was going to be rape but Goldberg nixed that idea). The storyline was this Goldberg was scheduled to face Wrestling/KevinNash for the title, could Goldberg [[TickingClock make it back in time?]] The unintentional comedy here was every time we cut to this storyline the announcers mention the police station is [[TravelingAtTheSpeedOfPlot just across the street]] from the arena...[[Wrestling/HulkHogan Hogan]] decided that if Goldberg couldn't make it he would face "[[{{Badbutt}} that spoon]] Kevin Nash."\\\
So it came to the main event: After a bit of gesturing, Hogan poked Nash in the chest and Nash took what would be [[SquashMatch the biggest bump in his career]] falling to the mat. Hogan covers Nash, wins the belt and reforms the [[{{Wrestling/NewWorldOrder}} nWo]] again.\\\
Before they can celebrate it's revealed that Goldberg has been released and arrives at the arena (from the police station across the street) [[FridgeLogic in a car?!]] He was eventually beaten, tazed and spray painted in the ring...Fans and wrestling journalists point to this moment as the iceberg that tore a whole in WCW: it buried Goldberg, proved that WCW had one trick (the [=nWo=]) and that they were too concerned with beating [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince]] than putting on a good product."''
-->--'''''Taimapedia''''' on January 4th, 1999: The {{Fingerpoke of Doom}}

->''"I don’t think it’s any great secret that my love for today’s {{professional wrestling}} has taken a hit over the last decade or so. What used to be an obsession has now become more of a common fandom, wherein I watch a bit of ''[[Wrestling/WWERaw Raw]]'' every Monday night then read or listen to recaps to see what I should go out of my way to review on the DVR. While some may point to my getting older, having a family, and other activities taking precedence on my available free time, rest assured I still do watch plenty of wrestling.\\\
It’s just old stuff on the WWE Network.\\\
Prime Time, TNT, old ''[[Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro Nitros]]''…that’s where my wrestling time is spent. I feel…actually more KNOW…I am now no longer in the target demographic. More
->''"More and more, I feel I am morphing into one of those guys who wrote the old Apter mags bemoaning the fact that Vince [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince]] had turned wrestling into a circus, longing for ‘[[NostalgiaFilter the good old days]]’ that had long since past. These geezers (and I can call them that because I now am amongst their kind) would generally point to specific incidents that caused them to throw up their hands in defeat.\\\
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