History YMMV / Columbo

28th Jun '16 9:06:40 AM Taxi-Pizzatime
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** Doctor Barry Mayfield (Creator/LeonardNimoy) is almost like his character, Spock from Franchise/StarTrek with very reserved emotions. Nurse Sharon Martin complains to Dr. Mayfield about his (intentional) use of the wrong suture during a heart operation on his boss Dr. Hidemann, and makes calls to a certain authority. Dr. Mayfield follows Nurse Sharon to her car and kills her by a tire-iron with no emotion, like a [[Film/TheTerminator Terminator robot]]. Also disturbing is wondering how Dr. Mayfield became the person he is. It helps that Columbo is also disgusted with how arrogant Dr. Mayfield is.

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** Doctor Barry Mayfield (Creator/LeonardNimoy) is almost like his character, Spock from Franchise/StarTrek with very reserved emotions. Nurse Sharon Martin complains to Dr. Mayfield about his (intentional) use of the wrong suture during a heart operation on his boss Dr. Hidemann, and makes calls to a certain authority. Dr. Mayfield follows Nurse Sharon to her car and kills her by a tire-iron with no emotion, like a [[Film/TheTerminator Terminator robot]]. Also disturbing is wondering how Dr. Mayfield became the person he is. It helps that Columbo is also disgusted with how arrogant Dr. Mayfield is.
27th Jun '16 9:44:29 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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** Doctor Barry Mayfield (Creator/LeonardNimoy) is almost like his character, Spock from Franchise/StarTrek with very reserved emotions. Nurse Sharon Martin complains to Dr. Mayfield about his (intentional) use of the wrong suture during a heart operation on his boss Dr. Hidemann, and makes calls to a certain authority. Dr. Mayfield follows Nurse Sharon to her car and kills her by a tire-iron with no emotion, like a [[Film/TheTerminator Terminator robot]]. Also disturbing is wondering how Dr. Mayfield became the way he is. It helps that Columbo is also disgusted with how arrogant Dr. Mayfield is.

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** Doctor Barry Mayfield (Creator/LeonardNimoy) is almost like his character, Spock from Franchise/StarTrek with very reserved emotions. Nurse Sharon Martin complains to Dr. Mayfield about his (intentional) use of the wrong suture during a heart operation on his boss Dr. Hidemann, and makes calls to a certain authority. Dr. Mayfield follows Nurse Sharon to her car and kills her by a tire-iron with no emotion, like a [[Film/TheTerminator Terminator robot]]. Also disturbing is wondering how Dr. Mayfield became the way person he is. It helps that Columbo is also disgusted with how arrogant Dr. Mayfield is.
27th Jun '16 9:43:28 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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* NightmareFuel: Some of the murders that are enacted in the series can be disturbing, especially for such an old show. One particular example has the murderer train his dogs to maul anyone who says the word "rosebud," and later tricks his best friend to say the word while he's alone in the house with the dogs. The viewer is only given a few discreet glances of the victim struggling as the dogs attack, but his screams and the ferocious snarling of the Dobermans are chilling, especially for anyone with a fear of dogs to begin with.

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* NightmareFuel: Some of the murders that are enacted in the series can be disturbing, especially for such an old show.
** Doctor Barry Mayfield (Creator/LeonardNimoy) is almost like his character, Spock from Franchise/StarTrek with very reserved emotions. Nurse Sharon Martin complains to Dr. Mayfield about his (intentional) use of the wrong suture during a heart operation on his boss Dr. Hidemann, and makes calls to a certain authority. Dr. Mayfield follows Nurse Sharon to her car and kills her by a tire-iron with no emotion, like a [[Film/TheTerminator Terminator robot]]. Also disturbing is wondering how Dr. Mayfield became the way he is. It helps that Columbo is also disgusted with how arrogant Dr. Mayfield is.
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One particular example has the murderer train his dogs to maul anyone who says the word "rosebud," and later tricks his best friend to say the word while he's alone in the house with the dogs. The viewer is only given a few discreet glances of the victim struggling as the dogs attack, but his screams and the ferocious snarling of the Dobermans are chilling, especially for anyone with a fear of dogs to begin with.
24th Jun '16 11:47:18 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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** "Last Salute to the Commodore" has many detractors on the IMDB, due to PacingProblems with the plot. Much of the film has Columbo learning nautical vocabulary, while Columbo's usual chemistry with interviewing murderer is absent, due to the episode being a WhoDunIt.

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** "Last Salute to the Commodore" has many detractors on the IMDB, due to PacingProblems with the plot. Much of the film has Columbo learning nautical vocabulary, while Columbo's usual chemistry with interviewing the murderer is absent, due to the episode being a WhoDunIt.
23rd Jun '16 7:12:48 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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** Probably worst in "Make Me A Perfect Murder" where he plays with the control console in a TV broadcast studio, making various 2D shapes "dance" with simple animations on the screens while music plays(this being the mid-70s, so don't expect anything too fancy out of these simple vector images), as he has a cheerful expression on his face. This goes on for about five minutes or longer and has zero bearing on the plot or character development whatsoever, and it makes it clear that a lot of Columbo's behavior throughout the series may not be that much of an act, because no one is even around to" watch him!\

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** Probably worst in "Make Me A Perfect Murder" where he plays with the control console in a TV broadcast studio, making various 2D shapes "dance" with simple animations on the screens while music plays(this being the mid-70s, so don't expect anything too fancy out of these simple vector images), as he has a cheerful expression on his face. This goes on for about five minutes or longer and has zero bearing on the plot or character development whatsoever, and it makes it clear that a lot of Columbo's behavior throughout the series may not be that much of an act, because no one is even around to" watch him!\him!
23rd Jun '16 7:12:06 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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** Probably worst in "Make Me A Perfect Murder" where he plays with the control console in a TV broadcast studio, making various 2D shapes "dance" with simple animations on the screens while music plays(this being the mid-70s, so don't expect anything too fancy out of these simple vector images), as he has a cheerful expression on his face. This goes on for about five minutes or longer and has zero bearing on the plot or character development whatsoever, and it makes it clear that a lot of Columbo's behavior throughout the series may not be that much of an act, because no one is even around to watch him!

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** Probably worst in "Make Me A Perfect Murder" where he plays with the control console in a TV broadcast studio, making various 2D shapes "dance" with simple animations on the screens while music plays(this being the mid-70s, so don't expect anything too fancy out of these simple vector images), as he has a cheerful expression on his face. This goes on for about five minutes or longer and has zero bearing on the plot or character development whatsoever, and it makes it clear that a lot of Columbo's behavior throughout the series may not be that much of an act, because no one is even around to to" watch him!him!\
** "Last Salute to the Commodore" has many detractors on the IMDB, due to PacingProblems with the plot. Much of the film has Columbo learning nautical vocabulary, while Columbo's usual chemistry with interviewing murderer is absent, due to the episode being a WhoDunIt.
** The opening of "Murder, A Self Portrait" has Columbo at a Basset Hound contest with other Basset owners, except that the dog does not play any real role in the murder plot where Mr. Barsini murders his ex-wife.
11th Jun '16 11:28:28 AM Taxi-Pizzatime
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** ''"Last Salute to the Commodore"'' feels like the script was written while doing drugs. Columbo invades personal space a couple times, the cast acts like they're on tranquilizers, and the pacing feels like nobody even cares about finding the killer. The film opens with a ferry called "TITANIC" carrying a rather happy group of people who seem to magically teleport onto the boat.

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** ''"Last Salute to the Commodore"'' feels like the script was written while doing drugs. Columbo invades personal space a couple times, the cast acts like they're on tranquilizers, and the pacing feels like nobody even cares about finding the killer. The film opens with a ferry called "TITANIC" carrying a rather happy group of people who seem to magically teleport onto the boat. [[http://youtu.be/byOo-q5oZXQ A YouTube review highlights the episode.]]
10th Jun '16 11:50:17 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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** ''"Last Salute to the Commodore"'' feels like the script was written while doing drugs. Columbo invades personal space a couple times, the cast acts like they're on tranquilizers, and the pacing feels like nobody even cares about finding the killer. The film opens with a ferry called "TITANIC" carrying a rather happy group of people.

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** ''"Last Salute to the Commodore"'' feels like the script was written while doing drugs. Columbo invades personal space a couple times, the cast acts like they're on tranquilizers, and the pacing feels like nobody even cares about finding the killer. The film opens with a ferry called "TITANIC" carrying a rather happy group of people.people who seem to magically teleport onto the boat.
10th Jun '16 11:46:48 PM Taxi-Pizzatime
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** ''"Last Salute to the Commodore"'' feels like the script was written while doing drugs. Columbo invades personal space a couple times, the cast acts like they're on tranquilizers, and the pacing feels like nobody even cares about finding the killer. The film opens with a ferry called "TITANIC" carrying a rather happy group of people.
27th May '16 10:05:52 PM whateveryousay21
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* HarsherInHindsight:
** In "Mind Over Mayhem" the boy genius remarks that he's "too smart" to become a police officer. At the time this was written off as him being too much of a genius to work in anything other than a scientific field. HOWEVER, 30 years later, [[http://abcnews.go.com/US/court-oks-barring-high-iqs-cops/story?id=95836 we find out that they actually do refuse to hire police applicants if their IQ is too high.]]



* HarsherInHindsight: In "Mind Over Mayhem" the boy genius remarks that he's "too smart" to become a police officer. At the time this was written off as him being too much of a genius to work in anything other than a scientific field. HOWEVER, 30 years later, [[http://abcnews.go.com/US/court-oks-barring-high-iqs-cops/story?id=95836 we find out that they actually do refuse to hire police applicants if their IQ is too high.]]

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* HarsherInHindsight: ** In "Mind Over Mayhem" "Forgotten Lady" Dr. Willis mentions the boy genius remarks that he's "too smart" to become a police officer. At Shah of Iran- for modern viewers unfamiliar, the time this Shah was written off as him being too much the last free leader of Iran before the Islamic Revolution only a genius to work in anything other than a scientific field. HOWEVER, 30 few years later, [[http://abcnews.go.com/US/court-oks-barring-high-iqs-cops/story?id=95836 we find out that they actually do refuse to hire police applicants if their IQ is too high.]]after the episode was filmed.
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