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* GagCensor: "I THINK WE CAN ALL AGREE THAT BOOBS ARE AWESOME!"
* GagDub: The Duras Sisters' dialogue from ''Generations'' was transplanted onto a Dalek, then a Cylon, and finally Londo Mollari to illustrate that anybody could replace the sisters and not make a difference in the movie.
* GagSub: The Astromech Spy series is this for R2-D2's "dialog" in ''Franchise/StarWars''. Turns out that R2 is something of a {{Jerkass}}.
** The "Whale Conversation" in ''Star Trek IV''. Turns out that the Whale Probe is a JewishMother.
* GeniusBonus / OverlyLongGag:[[invoked]] Wall-E drinking in the sight of EVE. His pick-up line is the mathematical formula for graphing an egg shape.
** In the "Torment of Tantalus" review the team stumbles on a sort of "universal language" made of holograms of all the elements on the periodic table, which Daniel thinks could be the answer to "life, the universe, and everything" (slight paraphrase by Chuck but that's basically what Daniel says in the episode). Chuck comments that Molybdenum is probably the answer. The atomic number of Molybdenum is JustForFun/FortyTwo.
* GenreSavvy: In "Remember Me", Beverly figures out that Wesley's warp bubble experiment is causing the anomaly of the week because it's the only other notable thing in the episode.
* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: Virtually all of his episodes that were taken down from YouTube and reuploaded to Blip were re-recorded, usually with much better sound quality (because he has a better mic), though most were also re-written to varying extents. Occasionally, fans will remark that they preferred his original delivery of a given joke.
** Chuck also started off reviewing the original versions of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episodes, even giving a lengthy explanation in the first episode he covered ("Space Seed") that he would not mock the effects simply because they were bad (since they were made in TheSixties). For unexplained reasons, he switched to reviewing the "remastered" episodes with the CGI effects when he moved to Blip (even though he pointedly did ''not'' do so with ''Series/RedDwarf'').
* TheGhost: "Lieutenant Nobody" in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', the ''Enterprise''-E's presumed tactical officer before Worf came aboard, who Chuck invents to mock the fact that no such character appears in the film. Over the course of the review he then becomes a HypercompetentSidekick who is utterly ignored by Picard and the others.
** Larry the Invisible Interior Decorator from ''Sarek''.
** "Extra Man" from ''Voyager''. His one line is a momentous occasion in the "Basics" review.
*** Even funnier: "Extra Man" is one of the few background characters who gets lines and a ''canon'' name spoken on screen. [[spoiler: He's Lieutenant Ayala.]]
* AGodAmI: The interpretation Chuck gives to Kirk's statement at the end of ''Star Trek V'' that "Maybe God isn't out there; maybe he's right here [points to self]". It's obviously meant to imply that if God exists he could be in all of us, but coupled with Kirk ''and'' Shatner's ego it does give the impression that he's declaring himself God.
** Riker after temporarily gaining the power of the Q in ''Hide and Q''.
--> '''Riker''': Gaze upon me, the world's biggest douchebag!
* GoodAngelBadAngel: Janeway in "Year of Hell", though she's too agnostic to recognize angels, and the devil is too dimwitted. Instead, she winds up with "Shoulder Atom", "Shoulder Cowboy" (Who just wants to get out of there and he never comes back), "Alternate Shoulder Cowboy" (obviously the devil again, except [[PaperThinDisguise wearing a stetson hat]]), and a tarantula who suggests [[ImAHumanitarian eating everybody.]]
** Shows up again in "Scientific Method" where this time, the tarantula has taken Shoulder Cowboy's hat (and identity). Janeway can't tell the difference.
* GoodIsDumb: Actually, because the MirrorUniverse inverts everything, it becomes "evil is dumb".
* AGoodNameForARockBand: Reviewing the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode [[Recap/BabylonFiveS04E13RumorsBargainsAndLies "Rumors, Bargains, and Lies"]], Chuck makes the following crack about the White Stars:
-->"Sheridan's succeeded in convincing the Centauri and Narn to allow White Star Fleet--uh, that's the fleet we saw at the end of last year's [[Recap/BabylonFiveS03E20AndTheRockCriedOutNoHidingPlace "And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place"]], built using Minbari and Vorlon technology, piloted by Rangers, commanded by Sheridan, [[TheTriple and sounding like a '70s metal band.]]"
** Given a BrickJoke later in the review:
-->"So we have the two plots: Sheridan trying to get the Non-Aligned Worlds to accept White Star protection... ''({{beat}})'' I was wrong, it sounds like a toothpaste."
* GoodOlBoy: He interprets Trip Trucker as a stereotypical DeepSouth redneck turned UpToEleven.
--> '''Chuck:''' Tucker's grinning just like he caught himself a prize coon!
** It seems the ''Enterprise'' writers may have been (ill-advisedly) going for this. See SF Debris's mocking Tucker's stereotypical love of catfish in the review of "Unexpected" and the baffling revelation in "Shuttlepod One" that Tucker, a chief engineer on a starship, supposedly has difficulty with basic pseudo-algebraic word problems and the just plain idiotic revelation in "...These Are The Voyages" that Trip learned ''starship engineering'' from '''''fixing boats'''''. It seems as though the writers forgot he was supposed to be a talented technician and just wrote him as a sort of 'George Bush in Space'.
* GoodOldWays: discusses the topic, particularly the LuddWasRight aspects, during his review of "Paradise" (''StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'') and ''StarTrekInsurrection''. While he is personally not a fan of "Everything was better in the past," and especially dislikes LuddWasRight tropes, he accepts that some people feel this way. He does, however, say technology has both good and bad sides, and to whitewash one side or the other is ignorant.
* GotMeDoingIt: "Translator Girl" in ''Miracle Day''. It got so bad that Chuck randomly responded, "'''[[OverlyLongGag ACTING Grand Nagus Brunt!]]''' ...oh wait, wrong stupid, dead gag."
** In response to Ensign Ballard opening the show with alien gibberish, Chuck chirps back, "[[SelfDemonstrating/SwedishChef Orn desh dee born dee born BORK BORK!]] ♫" (VOY, "Ashes to Ashes")
* GoryDiscretionShot: Any shot that results in massive body rending will usually result in Chuck covering it up with footage of [[CuteKitten kittens playing in a laundry basket]].
* GovernmentAgencyOfFiction: Frederic Lance, from the Ministry of Important Bearded Guys. ("The Fall of Night")
* GretzkyHasTheBall: This is one of his favorite metaphors for how to describe bad technobabble. ("Prototype")
-->"You know it sounds like crap, and the more you know about it, the worse it is!"
* GunsAreWorthless: Often points this out when ever phasers do not knock out a person but just make them stumble or fall over, not even reacting in pain.
* GushingAboutCharactersYouLike: Has a tendency to do this with '''[[SpellMyNameWithAThe THE]]''' Sisko. Generally, he gushes over characters he finds well-written and/or well-acted.
** In earlier reviews, he had a minor tendency to do this with The Doctor, though it was usually because he was the EnsembleDarkHorse of the Voyager crew.
** Seems to be heading in this direction with Scorpius. 'Imagine Spock if were a villain; sprinkle with some charisma and cunning, add a dash of [[TheThrawnTrilogy Admiral Thrawn]]...'
** Because Seska calls Janeway a total incompetent to her face, wants to forge alliances in order to protect themselves and actively screws with Neelix's head, this makes her most in line with his way of thinking.
---> '''Chuck''': I think I may be in love.
** In his re-upload of ''In the Pale Moonlight'', he [[FandomNod acknowledges]] that he loves making [[MemeticBadass Sisko is a badass]] jokes.
** His opinion of Jun from Avatar: The Last Airbender. She's only in two episodes, but according to Chuck: She's hot, she's flexable, she uses a whip... and the clincher: Voiced by Jennifer Hale. He sums up his description of her with "Marry Me, Jun."
* GushingAboutShowsYouLike: His ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' review eventually devolved into this, as he admitted in the review itself.
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* HarmlessVillain: Mocks the ''Voyager'' writers for the fact that they ''seriously'' thought that the Kazon were any way intimidating. Chuck repeatedly jokes that the Kazon think a "secure prison" is a line on the floor you're told not to cross.
** Goes onto point out that the writer's attempt to [[AuthorsSavingThrow reverse this]] made it even worse, since they had to be taking direction from Seska (a ''Cardassian'') in order to become dangerous. They were so pathetic as adversaries they couldn't even succeed on their own merits, so they had to rely on a member of an already credible race to beat ''Voyager'' for them.
** NotSoHarmlessVillain: Subverted. Chuck believes the only reason the Kazon were able to take over ''Voyager'' during "Basics" was because the crew of ''Voyager'' happen to be just as stupid as they are.
** He's less critical of ''Enterprise-D'' crew being fooled by the Pakleds in "Samaritan Snare", because it's obvious they know the Pakleds are morons and simply thought they were simply too dumb to try anything. Also the solution to the problem ultimately does rely on the Pakled's honestly being as dumb as a post.
* HeadTiltinglyKinky: His guess as to what the hell [[Franchise/MassEffect Joker's]] watching on his private monitor.
-->"Oh my god, that's... I didn't know Yeoman Chambers could that! ..And I ''really'' didn't know [[{{Robosexual}} Legion could do THAT]]. Well, [[BrickJoke no wonder he's dancing all the time]]."
* HeroicBSOD: During the review for "Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy," a FanDisservice scene involving The Doctor imagining that he's playing grab-ass with Janeway causes Chuck to shut down like HAL from ''2001: A Space Odyssey''. He has to reboot in the same manner as ''Franchise/{{Robocop}}'' to resume the review.
* HeteronormativeCrusader: Brings this up in "Suddenly Human," where a human boy is adopted by an alien culture and insists he is one of them, while Picard insists he is human. Chuck likens this to adults insisting to transgendered or homosexual children that they are not, "stop thinking that way." His point can be a bit undermined by the fact that most gay/transgendered people don't murder a kid's parents and effectively kidnap them to be raised in LGBT culture.
* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, Its Mark Sheppard!]]: {{Invoked|Trope}} in his review of the ''{{Firefly}}'' episode "Shindig" when he notes that MarkSheppard has appeared in pretty much every sci-fi series he reviews.
* [[HideYourLesbians Hide Your Gays]]: According to Chuck, the Federation in ''Star Trek'' apparently had a huge debate where they decided to implement ''every'' single liberal social and economic idea -- so long as the gays all went back in the closet. While he brings this up in various reviews, he focuses on it the most in the review of the "The Outcast", which was supposed to be a VerySpecialEpisode serving as ''Trek's'' way of (very subversively) addressing LGBT issues. He notes the ridiculousness of having an episode specifically for that purpose, wherein even the ''possibility'' of anything other than a heterosexual relationship is never mentioned.
* HilariousInHindsight: {{Defied|Trope}} in his review of ''Film/{{Star Trek IV|The Voyage Home}}''. Sulu said he was born in SanFrancisco, but Chuck said it was just too easy.
** In the ShowWithinAShow of "Author, Author," the Doctor has made his own holo-novel with silly characterizations loosely based off the crew, and most of them are dead-accurate to Chuck's AlternateCharacterInterpretation invoked for everyone, including Janeway as a ruthless, gun-polishing tyrant named Jenkins. Chuck says it's as if somebody tried to write a ''Voyager'' episode based only off his reviews. One can only imagine how he'll react to "Living Witness".
*** As it turns out, he did review "Living Witness" and called the characters in it mild exaggerations of their usual selves. Incidentally, the episode also got a 10, although not because of that.
** In the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony]] review, Rainbow Dash asks if Twilight is a spy, prompting Chuck to say that they should do a blood test to check if any of them are [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine changelings.]] Cue the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 season 2 finale...]]
** During the "A Night in Sickbay" review, Chuck likened the episode to a big screen juvenile comedy with Jack Black, commenting how "Jack Black isn't likely to start peeing on things... well, you never know." That same day was the release of the big screen juvenile comedy "Gulliver's Travels" which featured a scene of Jack Black peeing on things (although it should be noted that in this was an actual scene in the original "Gulliver's Travels," so it's not like it was added for juvenile comedy).
** In his review of "Ties of Blood and Water", after Weyoun demonstrates the Vorta poison immunity by drinking some poison wine, Chuck mentions that a few months prior to the release of the review, scientists discovered that there is a creature that can actually counteract poisons naturally, even those of creatures it never came in contact with. Which creature? The possum. As Chuck puts it "Yes, Weyoun has an ability found in a creature that [[CloningBlues appears to die but you'll wind up seeing him walk around later]]".
** He likes to make fun of the fact that a late DS9 episode shows Curzon Dax was said to have gone OutWithABang with Vanessa Williams whenever earlier episodes bring up Curzon's passing or just how old he was.
--> Dax: "He died yelling at doctors and friends who were trying to keep him alive for one more miserable day."
--> Chuck: "Yeah, that sounds better than the truth... That Vanessa Williams [[UnusualEuphemism Jamaharoned]] him to death"
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: Janeway's father wasn't a believer in birthday parties. "He would just put my sister and I in a pit, and whoever crawled out first got a gift."
* HitYouSoHardYourXWillFeelIt: See Jeffrey Combs, under "Actor Allusion."
** Scotty couldn't care less if you insult Kirk. But if any Klingon talks shit about the Enterprise, "he's gonna get hit in the face so hard, his whole race will [[ContinuitySnarl lose their forehead ridges]]."
* HitlerAteSugar: Ever-so-subtly implies that Janeway and Chakotay need to work on [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow hiding their suspicions of each other]]. (VOY: "The Voyager Conspiracy")
-->'''Janeway:''' Sooo... you're in ''the cargo bay''! You know who else likes ''cargo bays''? HITLER!!\\
'''Chakotay:''' Hmmmmmmmm... that's just the KIND OF THING HITLER WOULD SAY!!
* HitlerCam: Chuck notes the show's tendency to make Janeway and/or Kate Mulgrew seem taller than she really is in his review of the episode "Parallax", showing a montage of such shots as the song "Big in Japan" plays.
* HoldYourHippogriffs: He criticises Voyager's use of these, such as "I didn't want to be a third nacelle", arguing that we still use phrases now such as "putting the cart before the horse" out of habit even though technology has moved on.
** [[HypocriticalHumor Then]], several months later, Chuck himself uses the phrase "taking the short starship to school".
** Comes up again in "Before and After", in which the Doctor sings a version of "Rock-a-bye-baby" in which the cradle falling is replaced with a shuttle crash. "[[SarcasmMode After all, the version we sing nowadays is about an ambulance crash, isn't it?]]"
** "[[PrivateEyeMonologue Into my office walked a dame with million-latinum legs and a swing to her hips that could unphase a tacheon beam. She had trouble stuck to her like stink on Klingon, but the way she set my phaser to stun, I knew I'd be taking the case...]]" (VOY: "Ex Post Facto")
* HollywoodTactics: Calls out Starfleet on its abysmal small arms tactics, especially in ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' and even more so in the Voyager episode "Deadlock."
-->'''Chuck:''' ''[from "Deadlock"]'' What follows is a ship defensive effort that makes ''Star Trek Nemesis'' look like ''300''. Tuvok and a nameless security officer exit the turbolift, knowing they're going up again hostile aliens, without the least bit of caution. And it only get worse from there! Tom Paris and nameless extras are running away up a corridor, but they keep running past obvious points of cover, preferring to be out in the middle of the hall while wearing a bright red shirt: a technique whose ineffectiveness was proven when the [[BritsWithBattleships British]] [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution lost]] to an [[YanksWithTanks army of farmers]] lead by a [[GeorgeWashington Virginian surveyor]]!
* HonorBeforeReason: Used in "Sleeping Dogs," where T'Pol says the Klingons don't equip their ships with distress beacons or escape pods, as they only believe in dying at their posts (even when their post is about to be crushed by a gas giant). Chuck points out how this is quickly averted, as a Klingon crewman steals their shuttlepod and tries to make a break for it.
** In a Meta example, Chuck specifically played the main character of the first KnightsOfTheOldRepublic game as an ends justifying the means Grey Jedi, despite the fact that the game's MoralityMeter is set up to reward people taking one side of the force over the other.
* HopeSpot: Occasionally happens with Neelix. A great example is "Author, Author", in which Neelix actually manages to get through to the Doctor on the issues his holonovel is causing in a subtle, non-annoying way... and then he brings up another one of his [[IceCreamKoan "Talaxian Sayings"]].
* HowCanSantaDeliverAllThoseToys: A 2012 Christmas special short story "You Better Watch Out" (both text and video versions) presents an alternative interpretation of the history of Santa Claus (He was a con man in Austria whose punishment after death is to live up to his own and, later everybody else's description of himself), time is stopped while he makes his deliveries, but with a twist. When he wakes up the next morning, it's Christmas eve of the following year.
** This is what catapulted Santa to the top of the ''Forbes'' magazine Fiction500: He is literally cursed with infinite wealth.
* HypocrisyNod: Overdubbing "Cotton Eye Joe" during Picard's [[Film/StarTrekNemesis dune buggy chase]]. Boy, what a bunch of schlock ''that'' was. Now stay tuned for the 2009 ''Star Trek'' review, "obviously a movie very, ''very'' different from this one!" [cut to Kirk fishtailing in his corvette to the [[BrickJoke same song]]]
** When Picard rebukes Prof. Rasmussen's claim that his ready room decor would be of any interest to future historians, Chuck concurs -- before noting that [[{{Fanboy}} Picard's sacred Mintikan tapestry is CLEARLY missing from its usual place on the Captain's desk chair...]]
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour "The Eleventh Hour"]], a plea for tolerance.
--->"Some of Jon Pertwee's best stories were action-adventure technical thrillers. Tom Baker's best stories were often gothic horrors. ''Doctor Who'' is large enough to have room for ''all'' of these. -- except for the pig men, '''YOU GO TO HELL!!'''
** In "''The Way We Weren't''", calls the crew of Moya out for their treatment of Aeryn, after finding out she was part of the Peacekeeper squad that murdered Moya's previous Pilot, pointing out that they can't play the NeverHurtAnInnocent Card when they once '''cut off Pilot's arm''' for their own purely selfish reasons!
** Likewise, calls out Zhaan for being so judgmental when the very reason she is on Moya is because she ''murdered'' a man! And unlike Aeryn, who was JustFollowingOrders at the time, the reason that Zhaan committed murder was because she simply ''felt'' like it!
** In "Initiations", when Chakotay talks about his people teaching him a man doesn't own land, having seemingly forgotten he was the leader of a guerrilla army dedicated to ''protecting'' their land.
** Lays into [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Katara]] for this in his review of "Fire", that she constantly is berating people for doing actions that she herself has done in the past, which she can easily justify away as a being a ''good'' thing. However, he notes that this has always been one of character flaws and that thematically, it makes sense, since she's very close to a StartOfDarkness during this story-arc.
** In "Let He Who Is Without Sin", due to the episode side-stepping around actually using the word "Sex", Chuck notes the bizarre dichotomy present in American culture, where discussing matters of sexuality is taboo, yet depicting scenes of graphic violence is perfectly fine.
** In "Menage a Troi", while he agrees that Lwaxana was right to be angry with the Ferengi removing her and Deanna's clothing via transporter; points out she has little reason to act so offended after learning that Ferengi do not permit women to wear clothing, when she ''constantly'' forces people to go to Betazoid weddings completely naked as per their custom.
** In "Equinox", calls out the ''Voyager'' crew for acting morally superior to the ''Equinox'' crew, when they don't realise how lucky they are to have been living on the ''USS ResetButton'' all this time, instead of the ''USS Voyager... [[RealityEnsues With Actual Consequences]]''.
** On the ''X-Files'' side, in "Ghost in the Machine" he calls out Mulder for always speaking up for dealing with aliens peacefully, but when it's an intelligent computer or a mutant he has no problem with killing it at the first chance.
* HypocriticalHumor: ''ST: Insurrection:'' - the Cliff Notes version:
-->'''Picard''': We will not allow '''anyone''' to take you away from your homes, your village, your way of life! [crowd cheers] Now pack your shit up, we're leaving. [crowd cheers] We will not allow them to corrupt your vision of a life free from technology and violence! [crowd cheers] Now, let's set up these transport inhibitors and follow the instructions of the android while my people get the guns and bombs in position.
** Janeway eulogizing [[{{Redshirt}} Ensign Jetal]] ("Latent Image"):
-->"...you're not really dead as long as we all remember you. Now [[{{Unperson}} purge all records of her existence]]."
** Tuvok yanking personal items off the persons of conscripted Maquis crewmen. ("Learning Curve") "We'll be flying through Borg space eventually, so we'll want you to be ready. You don't want to be transformed into identical drones whose every moment is mercilessly dictated to you, do you?"
--->'''Tuvok:''' The Borg [[NotHelpingYourCase don't respond to disobedience with a beating]] like ''we'' do.
** Joked about the tedious overabundance of "Lol-cats" you see posted on the internet... then did one a SightGag in his "Genesis" review.
** He opted to spare the rod with Lwaxana Troi, seeing as Majel Barrett is the First Lady of Trekdom and much-beloved.
--->'''Lwaxana:''' If only (humans) would say what they mean, instead of hiding it!\\
'''Chuck:''' Well, ''if you insist!'' (cue filibuster of hate)
** On his Mass Effect 2 review where he talks about Jennifer Hale losing a video game voice acting award to Tricia Helfer (who won for Starcraft II) and stating that having Tricia Helfer in a game does not make it better. A few minutes later the review shows a scene with EDI leading Chuck to state that he loves games featuring Tricia Helfer.
** The conspiracy nut in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose "Rose"]] who runs a Doctor-sighting website out of his suburban home.
--->'''Chuck:''' Poor people. Having to put up with this ''hobby'' taking over -- (''shouts at family'') GetOut! I '''told''' you , I am not "playing," '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis I. AM. WORKING!]]''' Now '''get out'''! (''comes back'') Where was I?
** Janeway scoffing at the idea of praying for salvation from the Borg. "Prayer! How ridiculous. I'm gonna go talk to my animal spirit guide." ("Scorpion")
** "The Doctor's not terribly happy that someone would burn his favorite planet... well, his favorite planet now that Gallifrey is gone, ever since he-- [-[[WhereIWasBornAndRazed he burned it.]]-]"
** In the ''Code Of Honor'' review, the third part has a rant about the villain abusing the word "honor". The first part features an extended joke, complete with clip show, about how it's just a common Klingon name for their genitals.
** Since MostWritersAreMale, it's odd that the male characters are always jealous types and the women can "switch their libido on/off like a lightswitch." Good thing we have Chuck to set those writers straight! ("Fascination")
--->"The only way for you to demonstrate true gender equality, ''Trek'', is for women to have a catfight resulting in torn clothing and lots of heavy breathing!"
** During the ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'' review, Chuck made a point of refusing to use "[[PortmanteauCoupleName Zutara]]" because he hates combining the names of characters in general. Well, during the exact same video, he illustrates his level of engagement with the character of Mako, by calling him "[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Commander Makotay]]." Nicely played. He also did it in another review when Janeway created "Kes-kotay," but this one is less hypocritical, as fused-name entities ("Tuvix") had previously appeared in Voyager.
** The very first [=SFDebris=] video review had Chuck laughing at Chakotay's superstitions, wondering aloud whether he believes that taking someone's picture would steal their soul. Years later when making a cameo in one of [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]'s videos, Chuck does not appear in person (instead only his blue sun channel logo is shown), refusing to show his face because "cameras steal your soul". (This one probably qualifies as a very well done BrickJoke.)
** Dr. Crusher, the only sane person left on ''Enterprise-D''? ("Remember Me") To paraphrase Kafka, in one woman's struggle against the world--! ...[[BaitAndSwitchComment bet on the world.]]
-->'''Dr. Crusher:''' We will start with the assumption that I am ''not'' crazy! Do you concur, [[HerrDoktor Dr. Arachnischnidt?]]\\
'''Top hat-wearing tarantula with monocle''': Indubitably!
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* ICallItVera: Chuck let slip he refers to his laptop as "Ruby".
* IconOfRebellion: He speculates that [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Amon]] will end up becoming the Guy Fawkes of the Avatar universe.
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: The intro to the ''Captain's Holiday'' review features the scene where Picard casually tosses a hand-held energy weapon into some bushes. This is followed by an amusing voice-over where a kid finds the weapon, vaporizes his own face with it while his mother screams in horror and all manner of chaos ensues. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Well done, Captain.]]
* IJustWantToBeBadass: Posits in "Defiant", that one of the motives of Thomas Riker that caused him to join the Maquis cause was a desire to differentiate himself from Commander Riker. In comparison, Will Riker is considered as a hero in the Federation, offered commands and who got all the breaks; while due to a transporter accident duplicating him, the other Riker then spent 8 years alone on a barren planet, only to finally be rescued but find himself now living in his own shadow.
* IKnowMortalKombat: Jokes that the closest he's come to military training is completing ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' on [[NintendoHard Insanity]] and spending hours shooting at Nazi-Zombies with his kids.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: ''Generations'' begins with what might be a fitting metaphor for the film: A bottle of booze!
-->"Like the viewers' hopes, the bottle's dashed within the first few minutes."
** [[{{Film/TheLordOfTheRings}} One does not simply walk into VOY without rum.]] ''*sound of clinking ice*'' ("The Disease")
** He claims that whenever someone says "ancient" in Trek, he takes a drink. And not as a drinking game, but as a coping mechanism. From review of VOY's "The 37's".
** In "Booby Trap", Picard asks Riker if he's ever fantasized about bottled ships. Chuck retorts that he's crawled inside ''enough'' bottles thanks to "Prophet in Lace."
* IResembleThatRemark: ''Battlefield Earth'' is put on hold for a moment to allow Chuck a chance to explain that online reviewers are known for their hyperbole, and his opinion may not be construed a truth. Nevertheless,
-->"This truly is one of the most amazingly awful works I have ever seen in my life. This film is a fractal of ineptitude, a huge piece of bad filmmaking that is shared by every individual piece as you zoom in on it further and further until you go beyond the subatomic and realize you're looking into the laughing visage of Satan and -- okay, I kinda did descend into hyperbole, there..."
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: In "The Best of Both Worlds" Part 1.
-->''...which considering the Borg love technology, is like thinking you can warn off a date rapist by saying you're wearing crotchless panties. You might say that's a tasteless metaphor. But you'd be completely wrong...it's a simile.''
** In [=DS9=] episode "A Time to Stand":
---> '''Jake:''' That's the kind of thing I would expect from an evil oligarchy bent on crushing the freedoms of everyone in the galaxy!\\
'''Weyoun:''' There you go with the negativity.\\
'''Jake:''' Well, it's true!\\
'''Weyoun:''' Absolutely not! It's not an oligarchy, it's a theocracy.
** Spock delivering the Exposition Dump for 'Balance of Terror":
--->'''Spock''': ([[SpoofedWithTheirOwnWords real dialogue]]): As you may recall from your histories, this conflict was fought by our standards today with primitive atomic weapons--\\
'''Archer''': [[ImStandingRightHere Hey!]]\\
'''Spock''' --and in primitive space vessels.\\
'''Archer''': HEY!\\
'''Spock''' (Chuck): ...Led by a collection of mentally disturbed, intellectually challenged apes, whose basic inability to function is an endless source of shame for Starfleet even today.\\
'''Archer''': HE-! ..Okay, I'll give you that one.
* ImThinkingItOver: "Resolutions"
-->'''Chakotay:''' Could we live with ourselves? Knowing we sent ''Voyager'' into that kind of danger? ''(pregnant pause)'' Captain--?\\
'''Janeway:''' ''Quiet'', [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder I'm thinking]].
* ImprobablyHighIQ: In his review of ''The Nth Degree" after Barclay claims to have an IQ of 1200-1450:
-->'''SFDebris:''' That sounds about right, [[OnAScaleFromOneToTen on a scale of 1 to you have no idea what IQ is, do you?]]
* IfYouDieICallYourStuff: The EMH calls dibs on Tom's {{Music/Creed}} collection in "Threshold." Thanks, Doc.
* InTheFutureHumansWillBeOneRace: Or one culture, anyway. Chuck has taken ''TNG'' to task for its apparent belief that the ostensibly multicultural Federation thinks that Earth only follows Western conventions, namely weddings and family names.
* IncompetenceInc: Reenactments of B&B behind closed doors. Berman is convinced that Brannon's name is "[[MyNameIsNotDurwood Brandon]]" despite working with him for decades, and the duo refuse to field suggestions from any writer besides each other.
-->"How is it possible to know so little about science ''and'' fiction, '''and run a science fiction show?!'''" ("These Are the Voyages...")
* IncrediblyLameFun: As "Innocence" opens, Chuck frantically tries to interest his audience in Marxist theory...
-->("I'd rather explore the life cycle of a fruit fly than sit through ''this'' slow motion collision between stupid and dull.")
* InformedAttribute: His irritation with Captain Okona being ladled with reverence by the ''Enterprise'''s crew for supposedly being a tough rebellious Han Solo-type rogue, when we see 'absolutely no evidence of this'', drives him to UnstoppableRage.
** And Neelix... well, just about any skill he claims to have, don't expect the plot to actually show him making good on it.
--> '''SfDebris''': Neelix has conned people into thinking he's a survival expert...
** Also points in the ''Voyager'' episode "The 37s" that this makes the conflict in the latter half of the episode impossible to empathize with. As much as we're told that the cities built by the native humans are incredible, breathtaking achievements, ''we never actually see them''. Thus, we simply cannot care about the crew's dilemma on whether to stay or keep heading toward Earth because we can't see why they would want to stay so badly that they'd abandon the goal they'd spent the entire show working toward.
** Chakotay, because he's ''always'' been a... [sound of dice roll] [insert profession here]! Chuck once suggested that his real rank is Chief Religious Experience Officer.
** Torres is put in charge of a rock-climbing mission because of her vast scientific experience - "You know, the fact that she doesn't know that space is three dimensions, and that she can't identify crap ''even with'' a tricorder."
** Riker's [[EvenTheGuysWantHim valentine to Okona]] - that he's a "man who lives by his own rules. He does what he does by choice. ''His'' choice."
-->"Where the hell did THAT come from? The casting sheet? How would ''you'' know, Riker? Did you read Wes' biography on Wikipedia? Cause [[TwoWordsObviousTrope I got two words for ya]], pal: '''CITATION NEEDED'''.
** The Doctor showing off his snaps from last year, taken with the camera he got this season. "He was quite a shutterbug back in that day!"
** One of the complaints about "Investigations" is Neelix having a show, claiming that there is a juggler... and the juggling (and juggler) is off-screen. The show was so lazy they couldn't even show someone juggling!
** Lampshades how by the ''Voyager'' era of Trek, the [[ScienceHero scientifically-minded]], [[MarySueTopia enlightened]] crews of Federation starships immediately respond to pretty much every dangerous spacial anomaly they encounter by ''[[FiveRoundsRapid shooting]]'' them.
** Archer being a trained diplomat, especially in "A Night In Sickbay". For the most part, he seems to create more diplomatic incidents than he resolves.
* InsultToRocks: To Counselor Troi in "Code of Honor": "Why don't you hold that lamp up, so the table isn't out-performing you in terms of helpfulness?"
** Would have compared "The Q and the Grey" to sitcoms, except that it would be an insult to sitcoms.
** When stacked next to "Twisted", "Threshold" comes out looking pretty good.
--->'''Chuck:''' "Threshold" was a slow car wreck. "Twisted" is like watching tarantulas fuck.
** "A Night In Sickbay" rode past character assassination all the way to "character lynching", then tied their remains to a car bumper until they exploded into blood and gibs.
** The time travel logic employed in ''Generations'' makes ''HotTubTimeMachine'' look genius by comparison... if only because the latter contained tits.
** The homeworld of the Kelemane has a core made of tachyons. "Which is ''less'' scientific than a core made of fairy shit." ("Blink of an Eye")
** "I'd ask whatever it was Braga was smoking [when he wrote "Threshold"], but I get the feeling it's Cascade dish soap."
** "Our Man Bashir" was not dignified with the 'thinly-veiled Film/JamesBond' label. That presumes you're wearing a veil made of cellophane. (Famously, MGM's lawyers echoed that sentiment.)
** They say that an infinite number of monkeys and an infinite number of typewriters could eventually reproduce Shakespeare, but For "Profit and Lace"...
--->"''Three'' monkeys, ''no'' typewriters, just a whole lot of masturbation and shit-throwing would've accomplished the same thing."
** "Way to Eden": Even as a flop, [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible it's a flop.]]
** ''TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'': "The only reason this movie is not a sack of shit is because actual sacks of shit protested that this film would be harmful to their image."
* IntentionalEngrishForFunny: "VOYAGER BRING GOOD THE KOMEDY!"
** Chekhov insisting that he is "as American as [[{{Malaproper}} apple cake!]]" (''Star Trek IV'')
* IronicEcho: "[[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry I never trusted Troi's piloting, and I never will. I can never forgive her for the death of my fish.]]" (''First Contact'')
** In the ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' review, while Picard and company are joyriding on the clearly pre-Warp planet and making a total spectacle of themselves, he dubs in some thoughts from a different Starfleet Captain:
-->'''Kirk:''' It seems impossible. A Star Captain's most solemn oath, is that he will he give his life, even his entire crew... rather than violate the Prime Directive.
** Eulogized the Borg Queen as a badly-conceived plot device, in ways and dimensions we cannot fathom. (''First Contact'') This is in reply to the Queen's sneer at Data for "thinking three-dimensionally."
** ''Star Trek: Insurrection: ''"This village is a sanctuary of life."
--->"Yeah? Well, my fist is an instrument of '''shut the hell up.''' And if you wanna find out, just ''keep talking''. It's [[IronicEcho ever ready for a knockdown blow]].
** In "Observer Effect", an infected Tripp is ready to throw in the towel.
--->'''Tripp''': I remember Biology 101, Captain. Humans are carbon-based. Our immune system can't fight silicon.\\
'''Chuck:''' I remember "Shuttlepod One." What you know about biology can fit in a gnat's asshole.
** Riker wants to save his newfound love interest. Picard notes it's against the Prime Directive, but Riker remains angry. Chuck throws back the same words Riker said in "Pen Pals" to justify doing nothing to save an alien race:
---> '''Chuck''': Hey Riker, "if there is a cosmic plan, is it not the height of hubris to think that you should interfere"? Funny that you'll calmly argue about letting a whole world die, but you'll unleash all hell when it comes to your cock. ("The Outcast")
** His response to Lwaxana Troi's list of credentials. (TNG: Haven)
--->"Who am '''I'''? I am [[RoyalWe His Grace]], Sir [=SFDebris=], [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard Duke of the People Who Don't Give a Rat's Ass, and Knight of the Order of Go Fuck Yourself]]."
** He later referred to Lwaxana as "daughter of the House of [[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe Usher]] or whatever..." and "the daughter of the daughter of the House of Pancakes".("Ménage à Troi")
** "The Bonding" (TNG) comes off as hilarious when paired beside "The Menagerie" (TOS)
--->'''Picard''': Do you honestly believe he would be happy in this total fiction?\\
'''Captain Pike''': ''([[OnceForYesTwiceForNo beeps "YES]]")''\\
'''Picard:''' QUIET! No one asked you!
** Phlox always registers sexual tension whenever Archer is angry with someone -- even when Archer is angry with HIM. ("A Night in Sickbay")
** "Dear Doctor" closed with Ben Sisko's log entry from "In the Pale Moonlight" in which he laid his sins bare. It plays starkly against Phlox's log entry and plucky complicity in genocide, to the accompaniment of banal end-episode music.
** In "The End of Time", he inverts the Ninth Doctor's tirade from "Dalek" about the Dalek's need to kill, to the Doctor's need to save.
--> '''SFDebris''': If you can't ''save'' people... what good are you?
** Riker uncovering his newly-hatched clone in "Up the Long Ladder". Have we come upon the greatest moral dilemma that Trek has ever known??
--->"This is a real problem, isn't it? The episodes we've been watching have been reminding us of the preciousness of life. The Vulcans in "Carbon Creek" learned that it was worth preserving and nurturing. And in "Whispers", we learned that even if one is a duplicate, one is still a man, still capable of all that any man is, and having the capacity think and feel to the same degree. And if one has that capacity, such a life is as worth much as anyone else'. Wow. The question now that must be very carefully considered is-- ''(Riker vaporizes his clone)'' --[-oh. Well, fuck that, I guess.-]"
** As of "Evolution", Chuck's gets a lot of mileage out of Riker's assertion "combats skills are a minor province of a starship Captain."
--->'''Janeway:''' Yeah, you know what else is a minor province? ''Your wiener''.
** During the intro for the review of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E11FearHer "Fear Her"]], Chuck quotes Matthew Graham, the author of the episode, as saying that he (Graham) doesn't care that many older fans dislike the episode, since "it wasn't meant for them". Chuck gleefully replies:
--->'''Chuck:''' [[BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame I had no idea you could do that! That is so awesome!]] Ok, ok, ok: I am going to tear this crap episode apart. Are you tempted to react badly to that? Well, that's a shame, because... ''It's not meant for youuuuuuuu''! [[EvilLaugh Hahahahaha]].
* IronicHell: His response to Neelix presiding over Klingon Hell as "Ambassador to the Recently-Deceased." ("Barge of the Dead")
-->''(venomously)'' "'''I shoulda known.''' The only thing in Hell more terrifying than [[{{Franchise/Hellraiser}} Pinhead]]... is Shithead."
* IsThereADoctorInTheHouse: Oh great. Immolated [[RedShirt goldshirts]]. Where's Crusher when you need her? (''ST: Insurrection'')
-->"Quick, someone get them to the Doc--! ...oh, wait, I forgot. Our Doctor's running around the mountain [[IronicEcho to firm up her tits]]."
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Pulaski's insistence on mispronouncing "Day-ta" as "Da-tuh". Chuck notes this is akin to calling the ship the ''USS Enter-prez-say''.
** He's infuriated with the stories that Stuart Baird kept mispronouncing Levar Burton's name on the set of ''Nemesis'', especially since Burton was far more qualified to direct the movie than him.
** Pokes fun at the early attempts to highlight Chakotay as a Native American with an ethnic pronunciation of his name.
--> '''Torres''': I've never found your twisted sense of humour funny, CHA-kot-tay.
--> '''Chuck''': Did she just call him "Chocolate Day"?
** In his review of ''Series/{{Threshold}}'', he explained how you pronounce ''niche'' in American English. And if some biche doesn't like it, they should complain somewhere else.
* ItMakesSenseInContext: The intros he does for each show mix recognisable moments from famously bad episodes with moments like these from episodes that might be good but look ridiculous without context.
* ItWillNeverCatchOn:
** Combines with ThisIsGoingToBeHuge for this hypothetical conversation between Creator/GeorgeLucas and Creator/SteveJobs in 1998:
--->'''George Lucas:''' Yeah, what is it, Steve?
--->'''Steve Jobs:''' Hey, I just wanted to thank you again for that sweet, sweet deal with {{Creator/Pixar}}.
--->'''George Lucas:''' Yeah, yeah, glad to see you're putting it to good use. We were hoping to use it to realize concepts never achievable on film, you make friggin' [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Babes in Toyland]] and [[Film/ABugsLife punk some ants]]. What do you want?
--->'''Steve Jobs:''' Look, I know you're unhappy about how Pixar's a success and that we're working with Disney now...
--->'''George Lucas:''' Yeah, traitor! [[TemptingFate It'll be a cold day in Hell before I work with Disney!]]
--->'''Steve Jobs:''' So, I wanted to help get you in on the same kind of great deal, get in on the ground floor of this new project of mine. See, these guys, they're at [=FingerWorks=], have just started up with this "touchscreen technology." If we bought them out...
--->'''George Lucas:''' ''[dismissively]'' Yeah, that's nice, but I'm a little busy making ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', aka "[[ThisIsGoingToBeHuge The Greatest Movie Ever Made]]"!
--->'''Steve Jobs:''' And we're all really excited about that, George, but just think! We could have a phone...with a touchscreen! It'll be huge!
--->'''George Lucas:''' ...sure, Steve. Yeah, I'm going to invest in your super-duper phone, that's where the future's at. Listen, I don't want to keep you from your hemp-tasting contest or whatever it is you're into, so I'm gonna let you go and get back to working on my speeches for all the [[AcademyAward Oscars]] I'm about to win, okay?
** From his review of ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'''s pilot, after two characters make fun of the idea of calling the villains "walkers":
-->'''Chuck''': "Yeah, [[Series/TheWalkingDead any show with bad guys called 'walkers']] wouldn't last half as long as "Above and Beyond" did."[[note]]("Above and Beyond" was cancelled after one season.)[[/note]]
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* JapanTakesOverTheWorld: Jokingly referenced in ''Who'''s "The End of the World." When the Doctor travels to the "New Roman Empire" of 12,005 AD.
-->"ALL HAIL CAESAR NAKAMORA!"
* JapanesePoliteness: "I still don't understand Japanese culture. Which would be worse: demonic toys, or being caught doing something shameful?"
* JustEatGilligan: Chuck holds this view for Janeway, stating that there was several times she could have instantly got them home - but refused because of Starfleet regulations and/or didn't think things through. Heck, he thinks she is the very reason they were stuck in the Delta quadrant, unwilling to just stick a time bomb (or a crew member with a bomb) into the Caretaker's array, to blow it up after the array had sent them home, although some fans disagree with this assessment.
--> '''Chuck''': Another [reason they couldn't use the array] is that there was a time factor and the Kazon had reinforcements on the way. First, they didn't know about the reinforcements until after Janeway made the decision, so unless the argument is that Janeway is psychic (and that's psychic, not psychotic), that wasn't a factor in her thinking at all and at no point does anyone suggest is a problem, except during the fight and no one brings up the time factor once the battle's been won."
** Neelix is blamed as well, such as the several times where his cooking has poisoned the ship; as in, not just the crew but the ''actual ship'', including once with a virus from homemade cheese and another time giving it fleas!
*** He's applied this ''literally'' to Neelix when pointing out just how terrible a "survival expert" he is and how his advice has lead to people either nearly or actually dying, whilst doing things that Neelix told them to do.
--> "The only way Neelix will help anyone survive is if they ''eat'' him".
** Why Starfleet should simply fire Captain Archer in ''Enterprise''. Chuck sees him as a hobo that never spent a day in Starfleet and jokes that humanity probably [[TheMillstone jumped forward]] a century in progress the moment he was taken out of command.
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* KarmicDeath: He notes how perfect Keevan's death was. He let his men die needlessly in an ambush he helped set up so he could live comfortably in a Federation prison and gloated amid the corpses of his men to his captors that if he had a bit more Ketracel White, their positions would be reversed. His final fate? In the process of being traded for a seemingly random civilian, where he faces the prospect of a grim interrogation and execution, he gets gunned down accidentally over a dispute over payment, [[OfCorpseHesAlive reanimated via neural stimulators to make the trade]], and his final resting place is an abandoned space station, walking into a bulkhead until his legs or his nerves give out.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Some fans ''tried'' to do this after Chuck removed all his reviews from YouTube, by re-uploading copies of his video reviews to the site. Unfortunately, all they ended up doing was proving that Chuck's decision had been the right one, as Viacom squashed the new uploads almost as soon as they went up.
** Some fan-made archives still exist, off of YouTube, though they aren't too easy to find. The original videos are not 100% identical to the remade ones, so they still remain archive-worthy.
* KickedUpstairs: In "Friendship One," Chuck notes how distraught Janeway is after the death of Lieutenant Carey. He begins to wonder if the real in-universe reason she was bumped up to Admiral was that she was too popular to retire, but the seven year ordeal in the Delta Quadrant left her dealing with depression, uncertainty, and guilt, that she could simply no longer captain a starship.
* KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter: Chuck feels this, especially since PlotArmor kicks in whenever it feels like on energy-based weapons. He mentions the TR-116 from the episode "Field of Fire," and says it was abandoned "because it actually worked."
** Then laments in "Terra Nova" that no, even machine guns will obey the laws of PlotArmor.
* KonamiCode: Used by Picard in ''Brothers'' and mentioned as the Kolrami Code in ''Peak Performance''.
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* LadiesAndGerms: Janeway mixing up her keynote speeches in "Timeless".
-->''"Ladies and gentlemen, people of Melator V, as you lay prostrate before me, your cities burning, you streets covered in blood and ash-- [-crap, these are the wrong cards. Gonna have to wing it.-] Crew of ''Voyager'', as you lay prostrate before me..."''
* LargeHam:
** Points out the bizarreness of how Worf utters "Laaaasers!" in "The Outrageous Okona".
** Chuck argues that the body-switched Kirk in "Turnabout Intruder" is even more over-the-top than the regular Kirk.
** Omega in ''The Three Doctors'': "That's the kind of performance where BrianBlessed tells you to take it down a notch."
* LastSecondWordSwap: In Unexpected, Chuck barely comes out of his rant about the episode's insensitive treatment of what amounts to rape when T'Pol makes a joke about how it's really Tucker's fault.
-->'''Chuck:''' You're a complete cun . . . temptible person.
* LawOfAlienNames: Hilariously exaggerated in his review of ''The X-Files'' pilot episode when the FBI section chief asks how a case involving the paranormal would be prosecuted.
-->'''SF Debris''': I point you to the disastrous case of Kramer vs. Gelavan-pah-doi!-doi!-bloop-ooh-ueh-fwuh-whoop-whulululululuh which showed how difficult jurisdiction can be in establishing these cases.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Jokingly used in-universe. Sybok seems to be echoing [[AuthorAvatar Director William Shatner's]] panicked thoughts during his [[Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier movie premiere]].
-->"This is ''my'' doing! My arrogance! My vanity!!"
** PatrickStewart gets his first looks at the ''Star Trek XI'' Script: "[[BigNo No!]] WRONG! It Is [[BigWordShout WROOOONG!!]]"
** Picard tries to close out "The Naked Now" with AnAesop, but Chuck agrees that Tasha's line is more relevant:
--->"I'm only going to tell you this just once: [[FanonDiscontinuity IT NEVER HAPPENED]]."
** Dr. Gieger's paranoid rantings about how the "soulless minions of orthodoxy" are out to get him. Chuck connects the dots and surmises he's talking about VOY's writing staff. ("In the Cards")
** [[Film/StarTrekNemesis The Viceroy]] kindly [[AudienceSurrogate speaks for the audience]]. "...This was a mistake. We're wasting time."
* {{Leitmotif}}: The song "Big in Japan" for Janeway, first used in the HitlerCam example above, has gradually been adapted into this.
* LesYayShipping: In his review of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Gridlock" he mentions that, as far as he's concerned, Nyssa and Tegan are the first homosexual couple in ''DW'' history. He considers them having sex for the first time (in FanFic) equally as groundbreaking and important as the Face of Boe's final words to the Doctor. [[invoked]]
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: Said word for word after his exposition song at the beginning of the ''Star Trek: Generations'' review.
* LogicBomb: Tried researching to see if Lieutenants are actually allowed to give orders to a Lt. Commander. But the question was so nonsensical, "Website/{{Google}} justs breaks and starts showing pictures of porn." (''Insurrection'')
** They actually can as most Navies have distinctions between officers that can ''command'' at sea and those that can't. Some navies refer to "Deck" (Command) and "Engineering" (Technical) officers, while the United States uses the designation Restricted and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unrestricted_Line_Officer Unrestricted Line Officers]].
* LongList: Pops up occasionally, like when describing the various functions of the Sonic Screwdriver in his Doctor Who "Lost In Time" series.
-->'''Chuck:''' Among many other things, it can be: used as a tri-corder; light; increase single strength or make them operate within the range of human hearing; open locks; cut metal; weld metal; solder; make machines explode; remotely detonate mines; alter the controls of the tardis; tint glass, charge a battery; ignite candles; torches or swamp gas; open a crack in the space-time continuum and function as a garage door opener. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking The doctor here has chosen to use the sonic screwdriver to turn a screw]]. Like THAT'S believable.
* LoveToHate: It's become obvious that this is how he feels about Janeway. He interrupts his review of ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' to go an almost ''three-minute'' tirade [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation reframing the plot of the movie]] as a [[GambitRoulette especially convoluted plan orchestrated by Janeway that would give her total control of the Alpha Quadrant]]. [[invoked]]
-->'''Chuck:''' Self-indulgent? Yeah... but cut me some slack, man, I will never get a chance to do this again!
** He finally admits this in his re-upload of "The Cloud"[[note]](Everything after "one bit" is new material - remember, it's been three years since the original upload, and in the interim, his AlternateCharacterInterpretation of Janeway has become one of his staple {{Running Gag}}s)[[/note]]:
-->'''Chuck:''' It's probably obvious that I don't care for Janeway one bit - at least, as the protagonist. Nothing confuses Janeway fans quite like telling them, "I ''love'' Janeway! She's my favorite villain!"
** Contrast his vitriolic loathing for Neelix, Pulaski, Okona, or pretty much anyone from ''Enterprise'' save Reed (since Reed actually demonstrates at least some level of competence and Chuck can get a lot of mileage out of Reed's apparent fetish for weapons).
** And [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Kyuubey]].
* LowestCommonDenominator: Invoked at the end of his Equinox review, he accuses Voyager of appealing to this, to the detriment of the shows quality.
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* GagCensor: "I THINK WE CAN ALL AGREE THAT BOOBS ARE AWESOME!"
* GagDub: The Duras Sisters' dialogue from ''Generations'' was transplanted onto a Dalek, then a Cylon, and finally Londo Mollari to illustrate that anybody could replace the sisters and not make a difference in the movie.
* GagSub: The Astromech Spy series is this for R2-D2's "dialog" in ''Franchise/StarWars''. Turns out that R2 is something of a {{Jerkass}}.
** The "Whale Conversation" in ''Star Trek IV''. Turns out that the Whale Probe is a JewishMother.
* GeniusBonus / OverlyLongGag:[[invoked]] Wall-E drinking in the sight of EVE. His pick-up line is the mathematical formula for graphing an egg shape.
** In the "Torment of Tantalus" review the team stumbles on a sort of "universal language" made of holograms of all the elements on the periodic table, which Daniel thinks could be the answer to "life, the universe, and everything" (slight paraphrase by Chuck but that's basically what Daniel says in the episode). Chuck comments that Molybdenum is probably the answer. The atomic number of Molybdenum is JustForFun/FortyTwo.
* GenreSavvy: In "Remember Me", Beverly figures out that Wesley's warp bubble experiment is causing the anomaly of the week because it's the only other notable thing in the episode.
* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: Virtually all of his episodes that were taken down from YouTube and reuploaded to Blip were re-recorded, usually with much better sound quality (because he has a better mic), though most were also re-written to varying extents. Occasionally, fans will remark that they preferred his original delivery of a given joke.
** Chuck also started off reviewing the original versions of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episodes, even giving a lengthy explanation in the first episode he covered ("Space Seed") that he would not mock the effects simply because they were bad (since they were made in TheSixties). For unexplained reasons, he switched to reviewing the "remastered" episodes with the CGI effects when he moved to Blip (even though he pointedly did ''not'' do so with ''Series/RedDwarf'').
* TheGhost: "Lieutenant Nobody" in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', the ''Enterprise''-E's presumed tactical officer before Worf came aboard, who Chuck invents to mock the fact that no such character appears in the film. Over the course of the review he then becomes a HypercompetentSidekick who is utterly ignored by Picard and the others.
** Larry the Invisible Interior Decorator from ''Sarek''.
** "Extra Man" from ''Voyager''. His one line is a momentous occasion in the "Basics" review.
*** Even funnier: "Extra Man" is one of the few background characters who gets lines and a ''canon'' name spoken on screen. [[spoiler: He's Lieutenant Ayala.]]
* AGodAmI: The interpretation Chuck gives to Kirk's statement at the end of ''Star Trek V'' that "Maybe God isn't out there; maybe he's right here [points to self]". It's obviously meant to imply that if God exists he could be in all of us, but coupled with Kirk ''and'' Shatner's ego it does give the impression that he's declaring himself God.
** Riker after temporarily gaining the power of the Q in ''Hide and Q''.
--> '''Riker''': Gaze upon me, the world's biggest douchebag!
* GoodAngelBadAngel: Janeway in "Year of Hell", though she's too agnostic to recognize angels, and the devil is too dimwitted. Instead, she winds up with "Shoulder Atom", "Shoulder Cowboy" (Who just wants to get out of there and he never comes back), "Alternate Shoulder Cowboy" (obviously the devil again, except [[PaperThinDisguise wearing a stetson hat]]), and a tarantula who suggests [[ImAHumanitarian eating everybody.]]
** Shows up again in "Scientific Method" where this time, the tarantula has taken Shoulder Cowboy's hat (and identity). Janeway can't tell the difference.
* GoodIsDumb: Actually, because the MirrorUniverse inverts everything, it becomes "evil is dumb".
* AGoodNameForARockBand: Reviewing the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode [[Recap/BabylonFiveS04E13RumorsBargainsAndLies "Rumors, Bargains, and Lies"]], Chuck makes the following crack about the White Stars:
-->"Sheridan's succeeded in convincing the Centauri and Narn to allow White Star Fleet--uh, that's the fleet we saw at the end of last year's [[Recap/BabylonFiveS03E20AndTheRockCriedOutNoHidingPlace "And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place"]], built using Minbari and Vorlon technology, piloted by Rangers, commanded by Sheridan, [[TheTriple and sounding like a '70s metal band.]]"
** Given a BrickJoke later in the review:
-->"So we have the two plots: Sheridan trying to get the Non-Aligned Worlds to accept White Star protection... ''({{beat}})'' I was wrong, it sounds like a toothpaste."
* GoodOlBoy: He interprets Trip Trucker as a stereotypical DeepSouth redneck turned UpToEleven.
--> '''Chuck:''' Tucker's grinning just like he caught himself a prize coon!
** It seems the ''Enterprise'' writers may have been (ill-advisedly) going for this. See SF Debris's mocking Tucker's stereotypical love of catfish in the review of "Unexpected" and the baffling revelation in "Shuttlepod One" that Tucker, a chief engineer on a starship, supposedly has difficulty with basic pseudo-algebraic word problems and the just plain idiotic revelation in "...These Are The Voyages" that Trip learned ''starship engineering'' from '''''fixing boats'''''. It seems as though the writers forgot he was supposed to be a talented technician and just wrote him as a sort of 'George Bush in Space'.
* GoodOldWays: discusses the topic, particularly the LuddWasRight aspects, during his review of "Paradise" (''StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'') and ''StarTrekInsurrection''. While he is personally not a fan of "Everything was better in the past," and especially dislikes LuddWasRight tropes, he accepts that some people feel this way. He does, however, say technology has both good and bad sides, and to whitewash one side or the other is ignorant.
* GotMeDoingIt: "Translator Girl" in ''Miracle Day''. It got so bad that Chuck randomly responded, "'''[[OverlyLongGag ACTING Grand Nagus Brunt!]]''' ...oh wait, wrong stupid, dead gag."
** In response to Ensign Ballard opening the show with alien gibberish, Chuck chirps back, "[[SelfDemonstrating/SwedishChef Orn desh dee born dee born BORK BORK!]] ♫" (VOY, "Ashes to Ashes")
* GoryDiscretionShot: Any shot that results in massive body rending will usually result in Chuck covering it up with footage of [[CuteKitten kittens playing in a laundry basket]].
* GovernmentAgencyOfFiction: Frederic Lance, from the Ministry of Important Bearded Guys. ("The Fall of Night")
* GretzkyHasTheBall: This is one of his favorite metaphors for how to describe bad technobabble. ("Prototype")
-->"You know it sounds like crap, and the more you know about it, the worse it is!"
* GunsAreWorthless: Often points this out when ever phasers do not knock out a person but just make them stumble or fall over, not even reacting in pain.
* GushingAboutCharactersYouLike: Has a tendency to do this with '''[[SpellMyNameWithAThe THE]]''' Sisko. Generally, he gushes over characters he finds well-written and/or well-acted.
** In earlier reviews, he had a minor tendency to do this with The Doctor, though it was usually because he was the EnsembleDarkHorse of the Voyager crew.
** Seems to be heading in this direction with Scorpius. 'Imagine Spock if were a villain; sprinkle with some charisma and cunning, add a dash of [[TheThrawnTrilogy Admiral Thrawn]]...'
** Because Seska calls Janeway a total incompetent to her face, wants to forge alliances in order to protect themselves and actively screws with Neelix's head, this makes her most in line with his way of thinking.
---> '''Chuck''': I think I may be in love.
** In his re-upload of ''In the Pale Moonlight'', he [[FandomNod acknowledges]] that he loves making [[MemeticBadass Sisko is a badass]] jokes.
** His opinion of Jun from Avatar: The Last Airbender. She's only in two episodes, but according to Chuck: She's hot, she's flexable, she uses a whip... and the clincher: Voiced by Jennifer Hale. He sums up his description of her with "Marry Me, Jun."
* GushingAboutShowsYouLike: His ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' review eventually devolved into this, as he admitted in the review itself.
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* HarmlessVillain: Mocks the ''Voyager'' writers for the fact that they ''seriously'' thought that the Kazon were any way intimidating. Chuck repeatedly jokes that the Kazon think a "secure prison" is a line on the floor you're told not to cross.
** Goes onto point out that the writer's attempt to [[AuthorsSavingThrow reverse this]] made it even worse, since they had to be taking direction from Seska (a ''Cardassian'') in order to become dangerous. They were so pathetic as adversaries they couldn't even succeed on their own merits, so they had to rely on a member of an already credible race to beat ''Voyager'' for them.
** NotSoHarmlessVillain: Subverted. Chuck believes the only reason the Kazon were able to take over ''Voyager'' during "Basics" was because the crew of ''Voyager'' happen to be just as stupid as they are.
** He's less critical of ''Enterprise-D'' crew being fooled by the Pakleds in "Samaritan Snare", because it's obvious they know the Pakleds are morons and simply thought they were simply too dumb to try anything. Also the solution to the problem ultimately does rely on the Pakled's honestly being as dumb as a post.
* HeadTiltinglyKinky: His guess as to what the hell [[Franchise/MassEffect Joker's]] watching on his private monitor.
-->"Oh my god, that's... I didn't know Yeoman Chambers could that! ..And I ''really'' didn't know [[{{Robosexual}} Legion could do THAT]]. Well, [[BrickJoke no wonder he's dancing all the time]]."
* HeroicBSOD: During the review for "Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy," a FanDisservice scene involving The Doctor imagining that he's playing grab-ass with Janeway causes Chuck to shut down like HAL from ''2001: A Space Odyssey''. He has to reboot in the same manner as ''Franchise/{{Robocop}}'' to resume the review.
* HeteronormativeCrusader: Brings this up in "Suddenly Human," where a human boy is adopted by an alien culture and insists he is one of them, while Picard insists he is human. Chuck likens this to adults insisting to transgendered or homosexual children that they are not, "stop thinking that way." His point can be a bit undermined by the fact that most gay/transgendered people don't murder a kid's parents and effectively kidnap them to be raised in LGBT culture.
* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, Its Mark Sheppard!]]: {{Invoked|Trope}} in his review of the ''{{Firefly}}'' episode "Shindig" when he notes that MarkSheppard has appeared in pretty much every sci-fi series he reviews.
* [[HideYourLesbians Hide Your Gays]]: According to Chuck, the Federation in ''Star Trek'' apparently had a huge debate where they decided to implement ''every'' single liberal social and economic idea -- so long as the gays all went back in the closet. While he brings this up in various reviews, he focuses on it the most in the review of the "The Outcast", which was supposed to be a VerySpecialEpisode serving as ''Trek's'' way of (very subversively) addressing LGBT issues. He notes the ridiculousness of having an episode specifically for that purpose, wherein even the ''possibility'' of anything other than a heterosexual relationship is never mentioned.
* HilariousInHindsight: {{Defied|Trope}} in his review of ''Film/{{Star Trek IV|The Voyage Home}}''. Sulu said he was born in SanFrancisco, but Chuck said it was just too easy.
** In the ShowWithinAShow of "Author, Author," the Doctor has made his own holo-novel with silly characterizations loosely based off the crew, and most of them are dead-accurate to Chuck's AlternateCharacterInterpretation invoked for everyone, including Janeway as a ruthless, gun-polishing tyrant named Jenkins. Chuck says it's as if somebody tried to write a ''Voyager'' episode based only off his reviews. One can only imagine how he'll react to "Living Witness".
*** As it turns out, he did review "Living Witness" and called the characters in it mild exaggerations of their usual selves. Incidentally, the episode also got a 10, although not because of that.
** In the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony]] review, Rainbow Dash asks if Twilight is a spy, prompting Chuck to say that they should do a blood test to check if any of them are [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine changelings.]] Cue the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 season 2 finale...]]
** During the "A Night in Sickbay" review, Chuck likened the episode to a big screen juvenile comedy with Jack Black, commenting how "Jack Black isn't likely to start peeing on things... well, you never know." That same day was the release of the big screen juvenile comedy "Gulliver's Travels" which featured a scene of Jack Black peeing on things (although it should be noted that in this was an actual scene in the original "Gulliver's Travels," so it's not like it was added for juvenile comedy).
** In his review of "Ties of Blood and Water", after Weyoun demonstrates the Vorta poison immunity by drinking some poison wine, Chuck mentions that a few months prior to the release of the review, scientists discovered that there is a creature that can actually counteract poisons naturally, even those of creatures it never came in contact with. Which creature? The possum. As Chuck puts it "Yes, Weyoun has an ability found in a creature that [[CloningBlues appears to die but you'll wind up seeing him walk around later]]".
** He likes to make fun of the fact that a late DS9 episode shows Curzon Dax was said to have gone OutWithABang with Vanessa Williams whenever earlier episodes bring up Curzon's passing or just how old he was.
--> Dax: "He died yelling at doctors and friends who were trying to keep him alive for one more miserable day."
--> Chuck: "Yeah, that sounds better than the truth... That Vanessa Williams [[UnusualEuphemism Jamaharoned]] him to death"
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: Janeway's father wasn't a believer in birthday parties. "He would just put my sister and I in a pit, and whoever crawled out first got a gift."
* HitYouSoHardYourXWillFeelIt: See Jeffrey Combs, under "Actor Allusion."
** Scotty couldn't care less if you insult Kirk. But if any Klingon talks shit about the Enterprise, "he's gonna get hit in the face so hard, his whole race will [[ContinuitySnarl lose their forehead ridges]]."
* HitlerAteSugar: Ever-so-subtly implies that Janeway and Chakotay need to work on [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow hiding their suspicions of each other]]. (VOY: "The Voyager Conspiracy")
-->'''Janeway:''' Sooo... you're in ''the cargo bay''! You know who else likes ''cargo bays''? HITLER!!\\
'''Chakotay:''' Hmmmmmmmm... that's just the KIND OF THING HITLER WOULD SAY!!
* HitlerCam: Chuck notes the show's tendency to make Janeway and/or Kate Mulgrew seem taller than she really is in his review of the episode "Parallax", showing a montage of such shots as the song "Big in Japan" plays.
* HoldYourHippogriffs: He criticises Voyager's use of these, such as "I didn't want to be a third nacelle", arguing that we still use phrases now such as "putting the cart before the horse" out of habit even though technology has moved on.
** [[HypocriticalHumor Then]], several months later, Chuck himself uses the phrase "taking the short starship to school".
** Comes up again in "Before and After", in which the Doctor sings a version of "Rock-a-bye-baby" in which the cradle falling is replaced with a shuttle crash. "[[SarcasmMode After all, the version we sing nowadays is about an ambulance crash, isn't it?]]"
** "[[PrivateEyeMonologue Into my office walked a dame with million-latinum legs and a swing to her hips that could unphase a tacheon beam. She had trouble stuck to her like stink on Klingon, but the way she set my phaser to stun, I knew I'd be taking the case...]]" (VOY: "Ex Post Facto")
* HollywoodTactics: Calls out Starfleet on its abysmal small arms tactics, especially in ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' and even more so in the Voyager episode "Deadlock."
-->'''Chuck:''' ''[from "Deadlock"]'' What follows is a ship defensive effort that makes ''Star Trek Nemesis'' look like ''300''. Tuvok and a nameless security officer exit the turbolift, knowing they're going up again hostile aliens, without the least bit of caution. And it only get worse from there! Tom Paris and nameless extras are running away up a corridor, but they keep running past obvious points of cover, preferring to be out in the middle of the hall while wearing a bright red shirt: a technique whose ineffectiveness was proven when the [[BritsWithBattleships British]] [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution lost]] to an [[YanksWithTanks army of farmers]] lead by a [[GeorgeWashington Virginian surveyor]]!
* HonorBeforeReason: Used in "Sleeping Dogs," where T'Pol says the Klingons don't equip their ships with distress beacons or escape pods, as they only believe in dying at their posts (even when their post is about to be crushed by a gas giant). Chuck points out how this is quickly averted, as a Klingon crewman steals their shuttlepod and tries to make a break for it.
** In a Meta example, Chuck specifically played the main character of the first KnightsOfTheOldRepublic game as an ends justifying the means Grey Jedi, despite the fact that the game's MoralityMeter is set up to reward people taking one side of the force over the other.
* HopeSpot: Occasionally happens with Neelix. A great example is "Author, Author", in which Neelix actually manages to get through to the Doctor on the issues his holonovel is causing in a subtle, non-annoying way... and then he brings up another one of his [[IceCreamKoan "Talaxian Sayings"]].
* HowCanSantaDeliverAllThoseToys: A 2012 Christmas special short story "You Better Watch Out" (both text and video versions) presents an alternative interpretation of the history of Santa Claus (He was a con man in Austria whose punishment after death is to live up to his own and, later everybody else's description of himself), time is stopped while he makes his deliveries, but with a twist. When he wakes up the next morning, it's Christmas eve of the following year.
** This is what catapulted Santa to the top of the ''Forbes'' magazine Fiction500: He is literally cursed with infinite wealth.
* HypocrisyNod: Overdubbing "Cotton Eye Joe" during Picard's [[Film/StarTrekNemesis dune buggy chase]]. Boy, what a bunch of schlock ''that'' was. Now stay tuned for the 2009 ''Star Trek'' review, "obviously a movie very, ''very'' different from this one!" [cut to Kirk fishtailing in his corvette to the [[BrickJoke same song]]]
** When Picard rebukes Prof. Rasmussen's claim that his ready room decor would be of any interest to future historians, Chuck concurs -- before noting that [[{{Fanboy}} Picard's sacred Mintikan tapestry is CLEARLY missing from its usual place on the Captain's desk chair...]]
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour "The Eleventh Hour"]], a plea for tolerance.
--->"Some of Jon Pertwee's best stories were action-adventure technical thrillers. Tom Baker's best stories were often gothic horrors. ''Doctor Who'' is large enough to have room for ''all'' of these. -- except for the pig men, '''YOU GO TO HELL!!'''
** In "''The Way We Weren't''", calls the crew of Moya out for their treatment of Aeryn, after finding out she was part of the Peacekeeper squad that murdered Moya's previous Pilot, pointing out that they can't play the NeverHurtAnInnocent Card when they once '''cut off Pilot's arm''' for their own purely selfish reasons!
** Likewise, calls out Zhaan for being so judgmental when the very reason she is on Moya is because she ''murdered'' a man! And unlike Aeryn, who was JustFollowingOrders at the time, the reason that Zhaan committed murder was because she simply ''felt'' like it!
** In "Initiations", when Chakotay talks about his people teaching him a man doesn't own land, having seemingly forgotten he was the leader of a guerrilla army dedicated to ''protecting'' their land.
** Lays into [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Katara]] for this in his review of "Fire", that she constantly is berating people for doing actions that she herself has done in the past, which she can easily justify away as a being a ''good'' thing. However, he notes that this has always been one of character flaws and that thematically, it makes sense, since she's very close to a StartOfDarkness during this story-arc.
** In "Let He Who Is Without Sin", due to the episode side-stepping around actually using the word "Sex", Chuck notes the bizarre dichotomy present in American culture, where discussing matters of sexuality is taboo, yet depicting scenes of graphic violence is perfectly fine.
** In "Menage a Troi", while he agrees that Lwaxana was right to be angry with the Ferengi removing her and Deanna's clothing via transporter; points out she has little reason to act so offended after learning that Ferengi do not permit women to wear clothing, when she ''constantly'' forces people to go to Betazoid weddings completely naked as per their custom.
** In "Equinox", calls out the ''Voyager'' crew for acting morally superior to the ''Equinox'' crew, when they don't realise how lucky they are to have been living on the ''USS ResetButton'' all this time, instead of the ''USS Voyager... [[RealityEnsues With Actual Consequences]]''.
** On the ''X-Files'' side, in "Ghost in the Machine" he calls out Mulder for always speaking up for dealing with aliens peacefully, but when it's an intelligent computer or a mutant he has no problem with killing it at the first chance.
* HypocriticalHumor: ''ST: Insurrection:'' - the Cliff Notes version:
-->'''Picard''': We will not allow '''anyone''' to take you away from your homes, your village, your way of life! [crowd cheers] Now pack your shit up, we're leaving. [crowd cheers] We will not allow them to corrupt your vision of a life free from technology and violence! [crowd cheers] Now, let's set up these transport inhibitors and follow the instructions of the android while my people get the guns and bombs in position.
** Janeway eulogizing [[{{Redshirt}} Ensign Jetal]] ("Latent Image"):
-->"...you're not really dead as long as we all remember you. Now [[{{Unperson}} purge all records of her existence]]."
** Tuvok yanking personal items off the persons of conscripted Maquis crewmen. ("Learning Curve") "We'll be flying through Borg space eventually, so we'll want you to be ready. You don't want to be transformed into identical drones whose every moment is mercilessly dictated to you, do you?"
--->'''Tuvok:''' The Borg [[NotHelpingYourCase don't respond to disobedience with a beating]] like ''we'' do.
** Joked about the tedious overabundance of "Lol-cats" you see posted on the internet... then did one a SightGag in his "Genesis" review.
** He opted to spare the rod with Lwaxana Troi, seeing as Majel Barrett is the First Lady of Trekdom and much-beloved.
--->'''Lwaxana:''' If only (humans) would say what they mean, instead of hiding it!\\
'''Chuck:''' Well, ''if you insist!'' (cue filibuster of hate)
** On his Mass Effect 2 review where he talks about Jennifer Hale losing a video game voice acting award to Tricia Helfer (who won for Starcraft II) and stating that having Tricia Helfer in a game does not make it better. A few minutes later the review shows a scene with EDI leading Chuck to state that he loves games featuring Tricia Helfer.
** The conspiracy nut in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose "Rose"]] who runs a Doctor-sighting website out of his suburban home.
--->'''Chuck:''' Poor people. Having to put up with this ''hobby'' taking over -- (''shouts at family'') GetOut! I '''told''' you , I am not "playing," '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis I. AM. WORKING!]]''' Now '''get out'''! (''comes back'') Where was I?
** Janeway scoffing at the idea of praying for salvation from the Borg. "Prayer! How ridiculous. I'm gonna go talk to my animal spirit guide." ("Scorpion")
** "The Doctor's not terribly happy that someone would burn his favorite planet... well, his favorite planet now that Gallifrey is gone, ever since he-- [-[[WhereIWasBornAndRazed he burned it.]]-]"
** In the ''Code Of Honor'' review, the third part has a rant about the villain abusing the word "honor". The first part features an extended joke, complete with clip show, about how it's just a common Klingon name for their genitals.
** Since MostWritersAreMale, it's odd that the male characters are always jealous types and the women can "switch their libido on/off like a lightswitch." Good thing we have Chuck to set those writers straight! ("Fascination")
--->"The only way for you to demonstrate true gender equality, ''Trek'', is for women to have a catfight resulting in torn clothing and lots of heavy breathing!"
** During the ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'' review, Chuck made a point of refusing to use "[[PortmanteauCoupleName Zutara]]" because he hates combining the names of characters in general. Well, during the exact same video, he illustrates his level of engagement with the character of Mako, by calling him "[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Commander Makotay]]." Nicely played. He also did it in another review when Janeway created "Kes-kotay," but this one is less hypocritical, as fused-name entities ("Tuvix") had previously appeared in Voyager.
** The very first [=SFDebris=] video review had Chuck laughing at Chakotay's superstitions, wondering aloud whether he believes that taking someone's picture would steal their soul. Years later when making a cameo in one of [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]'s videos, Chuck does not appear in person (instead only his blue sun channel logo is shown), refusing to show his face because "cameras steal your soul". (This one probably qualifies as a very well done BrickJoke.)
** Dr. Crusher, the only sane person left on ''Enterprise-D''? ("Remember Me") To paraphrase Kafka, in one woman's struggle against the world--! ...[[BaitAndSwitchComment bet on the world.]]
-->'''Dr. Crusher:''' We will start with the assumption that I am ''not'' crazy! Do you concur, [[HerrDoktor Dr. Arachnischnidt?]]\\
'''Top hat-wearing tarantula with monocle''': Indubitably!
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* ICallItVera: Chuck let slip he refers to his laptop as "Ruby".
* IconOfRebellion: He speculates that [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Amon]] will end up becoming the Guy Fawkes of the Avatar universe.
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: The intro to the ''Captain's Holiday'' review features the scene where Picard casually tosses a hand-held energy weapon into some bushes. This is followed by an amusing voice-over where a kid finds the weapon, vaporizes his own face with it while his mother screams in horror and all manner of chaos ensues. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Well done, Captain.]]
* IJustWantToBeBadass: Posits in "Defiant", that one of the motives of Thomas Riker that caused him to join the Maquis cause was a desire to differentiate himself from Commander Riker. In comparison, Will Riker is considered as a hero in the Federation, offered commands and who got all the breaks; while due to a transporter accident duplicating him, the other Riker then spent 8 years alone on a barren planet, only to finally be rescued but find himself now living in his own shadow.
* IKnowMortalKombat: Jokes that the closest he's come to military training is completing ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' on [[NintendoHard Insanity]] and spending hours shooting at Nazi-Zombies with his kids.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: ''Generations'' begins with what might be a fitting metaphor for the film: A bottle of booze!
-->"Like the viewers' hopes, the bottle's dashed within the first few minutes."
** [[{{Film/TheLordOfTheRings}} One does not simply walk into VOY without rum.]] ''*sound of clinking ice*'' ("The Disease")
** He claims that whenever someone says "ancient" in Trek, he takes a drink. And not as a drinking game, but as a coping mechanism. From review of VOY's "The 37's".
** In "Booby Trap", Picard asks Riker if he's ever fantasized about bottled ships. Chuck retorts that he's crawled inside ''enough'' bottles thanks to "Prophet in Lace."
* IResembleThatRemark: ''Battlefield Earth'' is put on hold for a moment to allow Chuck a chance to explain that online reviewers are known for their hyperbole, and his opinion may not be construed a truth. Nevertheless,
-->"This truly is one of the most amazingly awful works I have ever seen in my life. This film is a fractal of ineptitude, a huge piece of bad filmmaking that is shared by every individual piece as you zoom in on it further and further until you go beyond the subatomic and realize you're looking into the laughing visage of Satan and -- okay, I kinda did descend into hyperbole, there..."
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: In "The Best of Both Worlds" Part 1.
-->''...which considering the Borg love technology, is like thinking you can warn off a date rapist by saying you're wearing crotchless panties. You might say that's a tasteless metaphor. But you'd be completely wrong...it's a simile.''
** In [=DS9=] episode "A Time to Stand":
---> '''Jake:''' That's the kind of thing I would expect from an evil oligarchy bent on crushing the freedoms of everyone in the galaxy!\\
'''Weyoun:''' There you go with the negativity.\\
'''Jake:''' Well, it's true!\\
'''Weyoun:''' Absolutely not! It's not an oligarchy, it's a theocracy.
** Spock delivering the Exposition Dump for 'Balance of Terror":
--->'''Spock''': ([[SpoofedWithTheirOwnWords real dialogue]]): As you may recall from your histories, this conflict was fought by our standards today with primitive atomic weapons--\\
'''Archer''': [[ImStandingRightHere Hey!]]\\
'''Spock''' --and in primitive space vessels.\\
'''Archer''': HEY!\\
'''Spock''' (Chuck): ...Led by a collection of mentally disturbed, intellectually challenged apes, whose basic inability to function is an endless source of shame for Starfleet even today.\\
'''Archer''': HE-! ..Okay, I'll give you that one.
* ImThinkingItOver: "Resolutions"
-->'''Chakotay:''' Could we live with ourselves? Knowing we sent ''Voyager'' into that kind of danger? ''(pregnant pause)'' Captain--?\\
'''Janeway:''' ''Quiet'', [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder I'm thinking]].
* ImprobablyHighIQ: In his review of ''The Nth Degree" after Barclay claims to have an IQ of 1200-1450:
-->'''SFDebris:''' That sounds about right, [[OnAScaleFromOneToTen on a scale of 1 to you have no idea what IQ is, do you?]]
* IfYouDieICallYourStuff: The EMH calls dibs on Tom's {{Music/Creed}} collection in "Threshold." Thanks, Doc.
* InTheFutureHumansWillBeOneRace: Or one culture, anyway. Chuck has taken ''TNG'' to task for its apparent belief that the ostensibly multicultural Federation thinks that Earth only follows Western conventions, namely weddings and family names.
* IncompetenceInc: Reenactments of B&B behind closed doors. Berman is convinced that Brannon's name is "[[MyNameIsNotDurwood Brandon]]" despite working with him for decades, and the duo refuse to field suggestions from any writer besides each other.
-->"How is it possible to know so little about science ''and'' fiction, '''and run a science fiction show?!'''" ("These Are the Voyages...")
* IncrediblyLameFun: As "Innocence" opens, Chuck frantically tries to interest his audience in Marxist theory...
-->("I'd rather explore the life cycle of a fruit fly than sit through ''this'' slow motion collision between stupid and dull.")
* InformedAttribute: His irritation with Captain Okona being ladled with reverence by the ''Enterprise'''s crew for supposedly being a tough rebellious Han Solo-type rogue, when we see 'absolutely no evidence of this'', drives him to UnstoppableRage.
** And Neelix... well, just about any skill he claims to have, don't expect the plot to actually show him making good on it.
--> '''SfDebris''': Neelix has conned people into thinking he's a survival expert...
** Also points in the ''Voyager'' episode "The 37s" that this makes the conflict in the latter half of the episode impossible to empathize with. As much as we're told that the cities built by the native humans are incredible, breathtaking achievements, ''we never actually see them''. Thus, we simply cannot care about the crew's dilemma on whether to stay or keep heading toward Earth because we can't see why they would want to stay so badly that they'd abandon the goal they'd spent the entire show working toward.
** Chakotay, because he's ''always'' been a... [sound of dice roll] [insert profession here]! Chuck once suggested that his real rank is Chief Religious Experience Officer.
** Torres is put in charge of a rock-climbing mission because of her vast scientific experience - "You know, the fact that she doesn't know that space is three dimensions, and that she can't identify crap ''even with'' a tricorder."
** Riker's [[EvenTheGuysWantHim valentine to Okona]] - that he's a "man who lives by his own rules. He does what he does by choice. ''His'' choice."
-->"Where the hell did THAT come from? The casting sheet? How would ''you'' know, Riker? Did you read Wes' biography on Wikipedia? Cause [[TwoWordsObviousTrope I got two words for ya]], pal: '''CITATION NEEDED'''.
** The Doctor showing off his snaps from last year, taken with the camera he got this season. "He was quite a shutterbug back in that day!"
** One of the complaints about "Investigations" is Neelix having a show, claiming that there is a juggler... and the juggling (and juggler) is off-screen. The show was so lazy they couldn't even show someone juggling!
** Lampshades how by the ''Voyager'' era of Trek, the [[ScienceHero scientifically-minded]], [[MarySueTopia enlightened]] crews of Federation starships immediately respond to pretty much every dangerous spacial anomaly they encounter by ''[[FiveRoundsRapid shooting]]'' them.
** Archer being a trained diplomat, especially in "A Night In Sickbay". For the most part, he seems to create more diplomatic incidents than he resolves.
* InsultToRocks: To Counselor Troi in "Code of Honor": "Why don't you hold that lamp up, so the table isn't out-performing you in terms of helpfulness?"
** Would have compared "The Q and the Grey" to sitcoms, except that it would be an insult to sitcoms.
** When stacked next to "Twisted", "Threshold" comes out looking pretty good.
--->'''Chuck:''' "Threshold" was a slow car wreck. "Twisted" is like watching tarantulas fuck.
** "A Night In Sickbay" rode past character assassination all the way to "character lynching", then tied their remains to a car bumper until they exploded into blood and gibs.
** The time travel logic employed in ''Generations'' makes ''HotTubTimeMachine'' look genius by comparison... if only because the latter contained tits.
** The homeworld of the Kelemane has a core made of tachyons. "Which is ''less'' scientific than a core made of fairy shit." ("Blink of an Eye")
** "I'd ask whatever it was Braga was smoking [when he wrote "Threshold"], but I get the feeling it's Cascade dish soap."
** "Our Man Bashir" was not dignified with the 'thinly-veiled Film/JamesBond' label. That presumes you're wearing a veil made of cellophane. (Famously, MGM's lawyers echoed that sentiment.)
** They say that an infinite number of monkeys and an infinite number of typewriters could eventually reproduce Shakespeare, but For "Profit and Lace"...
--->"''Three'' monkeys, ''no'' typewriters, just a whole lot of masturbation and shit-throwing would've accomplished the same thing."
** "Way to Eden": Even as a flop, [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible it's a flop.]]
** ''TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'': "The only reason this movie is not a sack of shit is because actual sacks of shit protested that this film would be harmful to their image."
* IntentionalEngrishForFunny: "VOYAGER BRING GOOD THE KOMEDY!"
** Chekhov insisting that he is "as American as [[{{Malaproper}} apple cake!]]" (''Star Trek IV'')
* IronicEcho: "[[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry I never trusted Troi's piloting, and I never will. I can never forgive her for the death of my fish.]]" (''First Contact'')
** In the ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' review, while Picard and company are joyriding on the clearly pre-Warp planet and making a total spectacle of themselves, he dubs in some thoughts from a different Starfleet Captain:
-->'''Kirk:''' It seems impossible. A Star Captain's most solemn oath, is that he will he give his life, even his entire crew... rather than violate the Prime Directive.
** Eulogized the Borg Queen as a badly-conceived plot device, in ways and dimensions we cannot fathom. (''First Contact'') This is in reply to the Queen's sneer at Data for "thinking three-dimensionally."
** ''Star Trek: Insurrection: ''"This village is a sanctuary of life."
--->"Yeah? Well, my fist is an instrument of '''shut the hell up.''' And if you wanna find out, just ''keep talking''. It's [[IronicEcho ever ready for a knockdown blow]].
** In "Observer Effect", an infected Tripp is ready to throw in the towel.
--->'''Tripp''': I remember Biology 101, Captain. Humans are carbon-based. Our immune system can't fight silicon.\\
'''Chuck:''' I remember "Shuttlepod One." What you know about biology can fit in a gnat's asshole.
** Riker wants to save his newfound love interest. Picard notes it's against the Prime Directive, but Riker remains angry. Chuck throws back the same words Riker said in "Pen Pals" to justify doing nothing to save an alien race:
---> '''Chuck''': Hey Riker, "if there is a cosmic plan, is it not the height of hubris to think that you should interfere"? Funny that you'll calmly argue about letting a whole world die, but you'll unleash all hell when it comes to your cock. ("The Outcast")
** His response to Lwaxana Troi's list of credentials. (TNG: Haven)
--->"Who am '''I'''? I am [[RoyalWe His Grace]], Sir [=SFDebris=], [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard Duke of the People Who Don't Give a Rat's Ass, and Knight of the Order of Go Fuck Yourself]]."
** He later referred to Lwaxana as "daughter of the House of [[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe Usher]] or whatever..." and "the daughter of the daughter of the House of Pancakes".("Ménage à Troi")
** "The Bonding" (TNG) comes off as hilarious when paired beside "The Menagerie" (TOS)
--->'''Picard''': Do you honestly believe he would be happy in this total fiction?\\
'''Captain Pike''': ''([[OnceForYesTwiceForNo beeps "YES]]")''\\
'''Picard:''' QUIET! No one asked you!
** Phlox always registers sexual tension whenever Archer is angry with someone -- even when Archer is angry with HIM. ("A Night in Sickbay")
** "Dear Doctor" closed with Ben Sisko's log entry from "In the Pale Moonlight" in which he laid his sins bare. It plays starkly against Phlox's log entry and plucky complicity in genocide, to the accompaniment of banal end-episode music.
** In "The End of Time", he inverts the Ninth Doctor's tirade from "Dalek" about the Dalek's need to kill, to the Doctor's need to save.
--> '''SFDebris''': If you can't ''save'' people... what good are you?
** Riker uncovering his newly-hatched clone in "Up the Long Ladder". Have we come upon the greatest moral dilemma that Trek has ever known??
--->"This is a real problem, isn't it? The episodes we've been watching have been reminding us of the preciousness of life. The Vulcans in "Carbon Creek" learned that it was worth preserving and nurturing. And in "Whispers", we learned that even if one is a duplicate, one is still a man, still capable of all that any man is, and having the capacity think and feel to the same degree. And if one has that capacity, such a life is as worth much as anyone else'. Wow. The question now that must be very carefully considered is-- ''(Riker vaporizes his clone)'' --[-oh. Well, fuck that, I guess.-]"
** As of "Evolution", Chuck's gets a lot of mileage out of Riker's assertion "combats skills are a minor province of a starship Captain."
--->'''Janeway:''' Yeah, you know what else is a minor province? ''Your wiener''.
** During the intro for the review of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E11FearHer "Fear Her"]], Chuck quotes Matthew Graham, the author of the episode, as saying that he (Graham) doesn't care that many older fans dislike the episode, since "it wasn't meant for them". Chuck gleefully replies:
--->'''Chuck:''' [[BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame I had no idea you could do that! That is so awesome!]] Ok, ok, ok: I am going to tear this crap episode apart. Are you tempted to react badly to that? Well, that's a shame, because... ''It's not meant for youuuuuuuu''! [[EvilLaugh Hahahahaha]].
* IronicHell: His response to Neelix presiding over Klingon Hell as "Ambassador to the Recently-Deceased." ("Barge of the Dead")
-->''(venomously)'' "'''I shoulda known.''' The only thing in Hell more terrifying than [[{{Franchise/Hellraiser}} Pinhead]]... is Shithead."
* IsThereADoctorInTheHouse: Oh great. Immolated [[RedShirt goldshirts]]. Where's Crusher when you need her? (''ST: Insurrection'')
-->"Quick, someone get them to the Doc--! ...oh, wait, I forgot. Our Doctor's running around the mountain [[IronicEcho to firm up her tits]]."
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Pulaski's insistence on mispronouncing "Day-ta" as "Da-tuh". Chuck notes this is akin to calling the ship the ''USS Enter-prez-say''.
** He's infuriated with the stories that Stuart Baird kept mispronouncing Levar Burton's name on the set of ''Nemesis'', especially since Burton was far more qualified to direct the movie than him.
** Pokes fun at the early attempts to highlight Chakotay as a Native American with an ethnic pronunciation of his name.
--> '''Torres''': I've never found your twisted sense of humour funny, CHA-kot-tay.
--> '''Chuck''': Did she just call him "Chocolate Day"?
** In his review of ''Series/{{Threshold}}'', he explained how you pronounce ''niche'' in American English. And if some biche doesn't like it, they should complain somewhere else.
* ItMakesSenseInContext: The intros he does for each show mix recognisable moments from famously bad episodes with moments like these from episodes that might be good but look ridiculous without context.
* ItWillNeverCatchOn:
** Combines with ThisIsGoingToBeHuge for this hypothetical conversation between Creator/GeorgeLucas and Creator/SteveJobs in 1998:
--->'''George Lucas:''' Yeah, what is it, Steve?
--->'''Steve Jobs:''' Hey, I just wanted to thank you again for that sweet, sweet deal with {{Creator/Pixar}}.
--->'''George Lucas:''' Yeah, yeah, glad to see you're putting it to good use. We were hoping to use it to realize concepts never achievable on film, you make friggin' [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Babes in Toyland]] and [[Film/ABugsLife punk some ants]]. What do you want?
--->'''Steve Jobs:''' Look, I know you're unhappy about how Pixar's a success and that we're working with Disney now...
--->'''George Lucas:''' Yeah, traitor! [[TemptingFate It'll be a cold day in Hell before I work with Disney!]]
--->'''Steve Jobs:''' So, I wanted to help get you in on the same kind of great deal, get in on the ground floor of this new project of mine. See, these guys, they're at [=FingerWorks=], have just started up with this "touchscreen technology." If we bought them out...
--->'''George Lucas:''' ''[dismissively]'' Yeah, that's nice, but I'm a little busy making ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', aka "[[ThisIsGoingToBeHuge The Greatest Movie Ever Made]]"!
--->'''Steve Jobs:''' And we're all really excited about that, George, but just think! We could have a phone...with a touchscreen! It'll be huge!
--->'''George Lucas:''' ...sure, Steve. Yeah, I'm going to invest in your super-duper phone, that's where the future's at. Listen, I don't want to keep you from your hemp-tasting contest or whatever it is you're into, so I'm gonna let you go and get back to working on my speeches for all the [[AcademyAward Oscars]] I'm about to win, okay?
** From his review of ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'''s pilot, after two characters make fun of the idea of calling the villains "walkers":
-->'''Chuck''': "Yeah, [[Series/TheWalkingDead any show with bad guys called 'walkers']] wouldn't last half as long as "Above and Beyond" did."[[note]]("Above and Beyond" was cancelled after one season.)[[/note]]
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* JapanTakesOverTheWorld: Jokingly referenced in ''Who'''s "The End of the World." When the Doctor travels to the "New Roman Empire" of 12,005 AD.
-->"ALL HAIL CAESAR NAKAMORA!"
* JapanesePoliteness: "I still don't understand Japanese culture. Which would be worse: demonic toys, or being caught doing something shameful?"
* JustEatGilligan: Chuck holds this view for Janeway, stating that there was several times she could have instantly got them home - but refused because of Starfleet regulations and/or didn't think things through. Heck, he thinks she is the very reason they were stuck in the Delta quadrant, unwilling to just stick a time bomb (or a crew member with a bomb) into the Caretaker's array, to blow it up after the array had sent them home, although some fans disagree with this assessment.
--> '''Chuck''': Another [reason they couldn't use the array] is that there was a time factor and the Kazon had reinforcements on the way. First, they didn't know about the reinforcements until after Janeway made the decision, so unless the argument is that Janeway is psychic (and that's psychic, not psychotic), that wasn't a factor in her thinking at all and at no point does anyone suggest is a problem, except during the fight and no one brings up the time factor once the battle's been won."
** Neelix is blamed as well, such as the several times where his cooking has poisoned the ship; as in, not just the crew but the ''actual ship'', including once with a virus from homemade cheese and another time giving it fleas!
*** He's applied this ''literally'' to Neelix when pointing out just how terrible a "survival expert" he is and how his advice has lead to people either nearly or actually dying, whilst doing things that Neelix told them to do.
--> "The only way Neelix will help anyone survive is if they ''eat'' him".
** Why Starfleet should simply fire Captain Archer in ''Enterprise''. Chuck sees him as a hobo that never spent a day in Starfleet and jokes that humanity probably [[TheMillstone jumped forward]] a century in progress the moment he was taken out of command.
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* KarmicDeath: He notes how perfect Keevan's death was. He let his men die needlessly in an ambush he helped set up so he could live comfortably in a Federation prison and gloated amid the corpses of his men to his captors that if he had a bit more Ketracel White, their positions would be reversed. His final fate? In the process of being traded for a seemingly random civilian, where he faces the prospect of a grim interrogation and execution, he gets gunned down accidentally over a dispute over payment, [[OfCorpseHesAlive reanimated via neural stimulators to make the trade]], and his final resting place is an abandoned space station, walking into a bulkhead until his legs or his nerves give out.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Some fans ''tried'' to do this after Chuck removed all his reviews from YouTube, by re-uploading copies of his video reviews to the site. Unfortunately, all they ended up doing was proving that Chuck's decision had been the right one, as Viacom squashed the new uploads almost as soon as they went up.
** Some fan-made archives still exist, off of YouTube, though they aren't too easy to find. The original videos are not 100% identical to the remade ones, so they still remain archive-worthy.
* KickedUpstairs: In "Friendship One," Chuck notes how distraught Janeway is after the death of Lieutenant Carey. He begins to wonder if the real in-universe reason she was bumped up to Admiral was that she was too popular to retire, but the seven year ordeal in the Delta Quadrant left her dealing with depression, uncertainty, and guilt, that she could simply no longer captain a starship.
* KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter: Chuck feels this, especially since PlotArmor kicks in whenever it feels like on energy-based weapons. He mentions the TR-116 from the episode "Field of Fire," and says it was abandoned "because it actually worked."
** Then laments in "Terra Nova" that no, even machine guns will obey the laws of PlotArmor.
* KonamiCode: Used by Picard in ''Brothers'' and mentioned as the Kolrami Code in ''Peak Performance''.
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* LadiesAndGerms: Janeway mixing up her keynote speeches in "Timeless".
-->''"Ladies and gentlemen, people of Melator V, as you lay prostrate before me, your cities burning, you streets covered in blood and ash-- [-crap, these are the wrong cards. Gonna have to wing it.-] Crew of ''Voyager'', as you lay prostrate before me..."''
* LargeHam:
** Points out the bizarreness of how Worf utters "Laaaasers!" in "The Outrageous Okona".
** Chuck argues that the body-switched Kirk in "Turnabout Intruder" is even more over-the-top than the regular Kirk.
** Omega in ''The Three Doctors'': "That's the kind of performance where BrianBlessed tells you to take it down a notch."
* LastSecondWordSwap: In Unexpected, Chuck barely comes out of his rant about the episode's insensitive treatment of what amounts to rape when T'Pol makes a joke about how it's really Tucker's fault.
-->'''Chuck:''' You're a complete cun . . . temptible person.
* LawOfAlienNames: Hilariously exaggerated in his review of ''The X-Files'' pilot episode when the FBI section chief asks how a case involving the paranormal would be prosecuted.
-->'''SF Debris''': I point you to the disastrous case of Kramer vs. Gelavan-pah-doi!-doi!-bloop-ooh-ueh-fwuh-whoop-whulululululuh which showed how difficult jurisdiction can be in establishing these cases.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Jokingly used in-universe. Sybok seems to be echoing [[AuthorAvatar Director William Shatner's]] panicked thoughts during his [[Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier movie premiere]].
-->"This is ''my'' doing! My arrogance! My vanity!!"
** PatrickStewart gets his first looks at the ''Star Trek XI'' Script: "[[BigNo No!]] WRONG! It Is [[BigWordShout WROOOONG!!]]"
** Picard tries to close out "The Naked Now" with AnAesop, but Chuck agrees that Tasha's line is more relevant:
--->"I'm only going to tell you this just once: [[FanonDiscontinuity IT NEVER HAPPENED]]."
** Dr. Gieger's paranoid rantings about how the "soulless minions of orthodoxy" are out to get him. Chuck connects the dots and surmises he's talking about VOY's writing staff. ("In the Cards")
** [[Film/StarTrekNemesis The Viceroy]] kindly [[AudienceSurrogate speaks for the audience]]. "...This was a mistake. We're wasting time."
* {{Leitmotif}}: The song "Big in Japan" for Janeway, first used in the HitlerCam example above, has gradually been adapted into this.
* LesYayShipping: In his review of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Gridlock" he mentions that, as far as he's concerned, Nyssa and Tegan are the first homosexual couple in ''DW'' history. He considers them having sex for the first time (in FanFic) equally as groundbreaking and important as the Face of Boe's final words to the Doctor. [[invoked]]
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: Said word for word after his exposition song at the beginning of the ''Star Trek: Generations'' review.
* LogicBomb: Tried researching to see if Lieutenants are actually allowed to give orders to a Lt. Commander. But the question was so nonsensical, "Website/{{Google}} justs breaks and starts showing pictures of porn." (''Insurrection'')
** They actually can as most Navies have distinctions between officers that can ''command'' at sea and those that can't. Some navies refer to "Deck" (Command) and "Engineering" (Technical) officers, while the United States uses the designation Restricted and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unrestricted_Line_Officer Unrestricted Line Officers]].
* LongList: Pops up occasionally, like when describing the various functions of the Sonic Screwdriver in his Doctor Who "Lost In Time" series.
-->'''Chuck:''' Among many other things, it can be: used as a tri-corder; light; increase single strength or make them operate within the range of human hearing; open locks; cut metal; weld metal; solder; make machines explode; remotely detonate mines; alter the controls of the tardis; tint glass, charge a battery; ignite candles; torches or swamp gas; open a crack in the space-time continuum and function as a garage door opener. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking The doctor here has chosen to use the sonic screwdriver to turn a screw]]. Like THAT'S believable.
* LoveToHate: It's become obvious that this is how he feels about Janeway. He interrupts his review of ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' to go an almost ''three-minute'' tirade [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation reframing the plot of the movie]] as a [[GambitRoulette especially convoluted plan orchestrated by Janeway that would give her total control of the Alpha Quadrant]]. [[invoked]]
-->'''Chuck:''' Self-indulgent? Yeah... but cut me some slack, man, I will never get a chance to do this again!
** He finally admits this in his re-upload of "The Cloud"[[note]](Everything after "one bit" is new material - remember, it's been three years since the original upload, and in the interim, his AlternateCharacterInterpretation of Janeway has become one of his staple {{Running Gag}}s)[[/note]]:
-->'''Chuck:''' It's probably obvious that I don't care for Janeway one bit - at least, as the protagonist. Nothing confuses Janeway fans quite like telling them, "I ''love'' Janeway! She's my favorite villain!"
** Contrast his vitriolic loathing for Neelix, Pulaski, Okona, or pretty much anyone from ''Enterprise'' save Reed (since Reed actually demonstrates at least some level of competence and Chuck can get a lot of mileage out of Reed's apparent fetish for weapons).
** And [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Kyuubey]].
* LowestCommonDenominator: Invoked at the end of his Equinox review, he accuses Voyager of appealing to this, to the detriment of the shows quality.
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* [[HideYourLesbians Hide Your Gays]]: According to Chuck, the Federation in ''Star Trek'' apparently had a huge debate where they decided to implement ''every'' single liberal social and economic idea -- so long as the gays all went back in the closet. While he brings this up in various reviews, he focuses on it the most in the review of the "The Outcast", which was supposed to be a VerySpecialEpisode serving as ''Trek's'' way of (very subversively) addressing LGBT issues. He notes the ridiculousness of having an episode specifically for that purpose, wherein even the ''possibility'' of anything other than a heterosexual relationship is never mentioned.
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** In the "Torment of Tantalus" review the team stumbles on a sort of "universal language" made of holograms of all the elements on the periodic table, which Daniel thinks could be the answer to "life, the universe, and everything" (slight paraphrase by Chuck but that's basically what Daniel says in the episode). Chuck comments that Molybdenum is probably the answer. The atomic number of Molybdenum is [[FortyTwo 42]].

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** In the "Torment of Tantalus" review the team stumbles on a sort of "universal language" made of holograms of all the elements on the periodic table, which Daniel thinks could be the answer to "life, the universe, and everything" (slight paraphrase by Chuck but that's basically what Daniel says in the episode). Chuck comments that Molybdenum is probably the answer. The atomic number of Molybdenum is [[FortyTwo 42]].JustForFun/FortyTwo.
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** In response to Ensign Ballard opening her episode with alien gibberish, Chuck chirps back, "[[SelfDemonstrating/SwedishChef Orn desh dee born dee born BORK BORK!]] ♫"

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** In response to Ensign Ballard opening her episode the show with alien gibberish, Chuck chirps back, "[[SelfDemonstrating/SwedishChef Orn desh dee born dee born BORK BORK!]] ♫" ♫" (VOY, "Ashes to Ashes")
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** In response to Ensign Ballard opening her episode with alien gibberish, Chuck chirps back, "[[SelfDemonstrating/SwedishChef Orn desh dee born dee born BORK BORK!]] ♫"
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** In a Meta example, Chuck specifically played the main character of the first KnightsOfTheOldRepublic game as an ends justifying the means Grey Jedi, despite the fact that the game's MoralityMeter is set up to reward people taking one side of the force over the other.
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** Given a BrickJoke later:

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** Given a BrickJoke later:
-->"So we have the two plots: Sheridan trying to get the Non-Aligned Worlds to accept White Star protection... ''({{beat}})'' I was wrong, it sounds like a toothpaste."
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