History YMMV / ToBoldlyFlee

2nd May '18 8:19:48 AM Wheatenlyric950
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** Mickey calling Lupa a “cold heartless vacuum”. While the movie treated her as the only sane woman, both in the DysfunctionJunction and the PsychoticLoveTriangle, Allison was always confused as to why Rob and Doug's writing randomly insulted her for turning down a stalker.



* MemeticMutation: Mickey calling Lupa a “cold heartless vacuum”. While the movie treated her as the only sane woman, both in the DysfunctionJunction and the PsychoticLoveTriangle, Allison was always confused as to why Rob and Doug's writing randomly insulted her for turning down a stalker.
27th Apr '18 8:29:29 PM emeriin
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* NeverLiveItDown: ''To Boldly Flee'' is arguably considered by fans (and even the (now ex) site members) to be the turning point for Channel Awesome's gradual loss in popularity due to it's mixed attempts in being comedic but ''too'' dark and the overall problems behind the scenes.



* OverShadowedByControversy: ''To Boldly Flee'' is only remembered and discussed by fans and ''even the (now ex) site member's'' by the uber problematic issues that happened behind the scenes, the RealitySubtext of the crew feeling broken and exhausted from SOPA, [[spoiler: Doug Walker's attempt to retire the Nostalgia Critic to failing success]], and as of late now, the film's ''bigger'' problems after 2018's infamous "Not So Awesome" Google Doc that revealed most of the film (and by a bigger extent, the site)'s problems.

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* OverShadowedByControversy: ''To Boldly Flee'' is only mostly remembered and discussed by fans and ''even the (now ex) site member's'' by the uber problematic issues that happened behind the scenes, the RealitySubtext of the crew feeling broken and exhausted from SOPA, [[spoiler: SOPA and Doug Walker's attempt to retire really wanting the Nostalgia Critic to failing success]], and as of late now, the film's ''bigger'' problems after 2018's infamous "Not So Awesome" Google Doc that revealed most of the film (and by a bigger extent, the site)'s problems.gone.
27th Apr '18 8:15:10 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* NeverLiveItDown: ''To Boldly Flee'' is arguably considered by fans (and even the (now ex) site members) to be the turning point for Channel Awesome's gradual loss in popularity due to it's mixed attempts in being comedic but ''too'' dark and the overall problems behind the scenes.


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* OverShadowedByControversy: ''To Boldly Flee'' is only remembered and discussed by fans and ''even the (now ex) site member's'' by the uber problematic issues that happened behind the scenes, the RealitySubtext of the crew feeling broken and exhausted from SOPA, [[spoiler: Doug Walker's attempt to retire the Nostalgia Critic to failing success]], and as of late now, the film's ''bigger'' problems after 2018's infamous "Not So Awesome" Google Doc that revealed most of the film (and by a bigger extent, the site)'s problems.
14th Apr '18 10:09:01 AM emeriin
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14th Apr '18 10:08:52 AM emeriin
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** The scene where Mechakara goes after the Nostalgia Chick after [=#ChangeTheChannel=]] happened, which included the revelations that both Lewis and Lindsay objected to the scene as a rape joke, and the sexual assault and grooming allegations against the late Justin Carmichal.
14th Apr '18 9:56:42 AM Anicomicgeek
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** The scene where Mechakara goes after the Nostalgia Chick after [=#ChangeTheChannel]] happened, which included the revelations that both Lewis and Lindsay objected to the scene as a rape joke, and the sexual assault and grooming allegations against the late Justin Carmichal.

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** The scene where Mechakara goes after the Nostalgia Chick after [=#ChangeTheChannel]] [=#ChangeTheChannel=]] happened, which included the revelations that both Lewis and Lindsay objected to the scene as a rape joke, and the sexual assault and grooming allegations against the late Justin Carmichal.
14th Apr '18 9:53:49 AM Anicomicgeek
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** The scene where Mechakara goes after the Nostalgia Chick after [=#ChangeTheChannel]] happened, which included the revelations that both Lewis and Lindsay objected to the scene as a rape joke, and the sexual assault and grooming allegations against the late Justin Carmichal.
6th Apr '18 7:14:01 PM TVRulezAgain
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: The Plot Hole spawning in space is used as a catch-all fix for every fan-enraging inconsistency on the entire site, most prominently Spoony and Dr. Insano being the same character in Kickassia when they're separate characters otherwise. Well, that and the Aesop that there will always be inconsistencies in any art, just go with it. According to a few producers, they got irritated enough with Doug and Rob explaining anything that didn't make sense with "PlotHole!" that they made fun of it with their videos for a while.

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* AuthorsSavingThrow: The Plot Hole spawning in space is used as a catch-all fix for every fan-enraging inconsistency on the entire site, most prominently Spoony and Dr. Insano being the same character in Kickassia when they're separate characters otherwise. Well, that and the Aesop that there will always be inconsistencies in any art, just go with it. According to a few producers, they got irritated enough with Doug and Rob explaining anything that didn't make sense with "PlotHole!" that they made fun of it with their videos for a while.



** The bombastic song that plays as [[spoiler: the Plot Hole swallows the entire universe]].

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** The bombastic song that plays as [[spoiler: the Plot Hole swallows the entire universe]].



** Following "The Review Must Go On," the whole movie is now in this category, as fans see it as an essential part of Critic's story arc, while detractors feel he negated his GrandFinale. It 'helps' the latter side that Doug seems to agree with them, as the entire comeback special was based on his anger that he had to revert Critic's happy ending.
* CompleteMonster: Mechakara, just like [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall in his source series.]] He passes himself off as Linkara and infiltrates the USS Exit Strategy, intending to kill the entire crew with the help of the [[UnwillingRoboticisation forcibly assimilated]] Todd and Nostalgia Chick. Only working with others when his goals coincide with theirs and perfectly willing to kill them when they don't, Mechakara is fueled only by his hatred for Linkara and all organic life forms.

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** Following "The Review Must Go On," the whole movie is now in this category, as fans see it as an essential part of Critic's story arc, while detractors feel he negated his GrandFinale. It 'helps' the latter side that Doug seems to agree with them, as the entire comeback special was based on his anger that he had to revert Critic's happy ending.
* CompleteMonster: Mechakara, just like [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall in his source series.]] He passes himself off as Linkara and infiltrates the USS Exit Strategy, intending to kill the entire crew with the help of the [[UnwillingRoboticisation forcibly assimilated]] Todd and Nostalgia Chick. Only working with others when his goals coincide with theirs and perfectly willing to kill them when they don't, Mechakara is fueled only by his hatred for Linkara and all organic life forms.



* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: "Fame is fleeting, but infamy lasts forever." Mind you, this was said by a villain trying to deliberately manipulate one of the critics. A more true (and family-friendly) Aesop comes two parts later, as a counterpoint: "Bad art is a distraction. Great art changes people."

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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: "Fame is fleeting, but infamy lasts forever." Mind you, this This was said by a villain trying to deliberately manipulate one of the critics. A more true (and family-friendly) Aesop comes two parts later, as a counterpoint: "Bad art is a distraction. Great art changes people."



*** Not to mention revelations from his collaborators as part of the #[=ChangeTheChannel=] campaign have shown that during the film's production Doug Walker displayed a lack of both basic filmmaking knowledge and general awareness about how miserable his team was that comes across as distinctly Wiseau-ian.

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*** Not to mention revelations Revelations from his collaborators as part of the #[=ChangeTheChannel=] campaign have shown that during the film's production Doug Walker displayed a lack of both basic filmmaking knowledge and general awareness about how miserable his team was that comes across as distinctly Wiseau-ian.



** Practically all the commentaries, from Spoony's to Linkara's team to Rob's, make fun of Doug (while of course still giving him credit for some really good acting) for making some seriously air-headed mistakes with timing and green-screen and just basic social skills. They're ribbing him like friends do and it's really amusing. But then you get to Doug's where he says he was {{self harm}}ing (in the intentionally not eating or sleeping way) to keep from snapping at anyone and hating himself because he thought he gave his team too much stress, so the other commentaries become very awkward.

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** Practically all the commentaries, from Spoony's to Linkara's team to Rob's, make fun of Doug (while of course still giving him credit for some really good acting) for making some seriously air-headed mistakes with timing and green-screen and just basic social skills. They're ribbing him like friends do and it's really amusing. But then you get to Doug's where he says he was {{self harm}}ing (in the intentionally not eating or sleeping way) to keep from snapping at anyone and hating himself because he thought he gave his team too much stress, so the other commentaries become very awkward.



*** Its possible to watch this movie and not know who [[spoiler: Creator/James Rolfe]] is (or know, but simply not recognize him). Of course, they both seem to realize this, since at no point is this person named, so it could still be intentionally funny as TheUnreveal.

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*** Its possible to watch this movie and not know who [[spoiler: Creator/James Rolfe]] is (or know, but simply not recognize him). Of course, they They both seem to realize this, since at no point is this person named, so it could still be intentionally funny as TheUnreveal.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: Much of the movie portrays corporate oligarchies as evil. Guess what's become a major issue in politics today? Note that the movie was written during the height of the SOPA/PIPA controversy, when Channel Awesome actually sent several of their producers to Washington to talk to Congressional aides about their concerns.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: Much of the movie portrays corporate oligarchies as evil. Guess what's become a major issue in politics today? Note that the The movie was written during the height of the SOPA/PIPA controversy, when Channel Awesome actually sent several of their producers to Washington to talk to Congressional aides about their concerns.



** Spoony has been [[spoiler:possessed by Ma-Ti]], dragged himself from Arizona to the Critic's house in a daze, strapped to a brain scanner and suffered a seizure- all in ''Part 1''. Not to mention the HarsherInHindsight lines about his sanity and the bad guys wanting him to turn to the dark side. In ''Part 2'', he's kidnapped and sealed in a box.
** In ''Part 3'', Todd's previously PlayedForLaughs-obsession with Lupa is now played straight, with him nervously asking her out, of course getting a (genuinely apologetic) rejection and sounding like he's about to cry when he tells her goodnight. He also gets bonus points for [[spoiler:only getting assimilated because she asked for his help and not holding her to the one "cheers for saving my life" date she promised him]].

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** Spoony has been [[spoiler:possessed by Ma-Ti]], dragged himself from Arizona to the Critic's house in a daze, strapped to a brain scanner and suffered a seizure- all in ''Part 1''. Not to mention Plus the HarsherInHindsight lines about his sanity and the bad guys wanting him to turn to the dark side. In ''Part 2'', he's kidnapped and sealed in a box.
** In ''Part 3'', Todd's previously PlayedForLaughs-obsession with Lupa is now played straight, with him nervously asking her out, of course getting a (genuinely apologetic) rejection and sounding like he's about to cry when he tells her goodnight. He also gets bonus points for [[spoiler:only getting assimilated because she asked for his help and not holding her to the one "cheers for saving my life" date she promised him]].



** Luke is heartbroken when [[spoiler:Snob is beamed onto the enemy ship]]. And even more so when she learns [[spoiler:Snob has gone over to the Dark Side.]]

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** Luke is heartbroken when [[spoiler:Snob is beamed onto the enemy ship]]. And even Even more so when she learns [[spoiler:Snob has gone over to the Dark Side.]]
5th Apr '18 2:23:43 PM costanton11
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** The fact that the Executor, an Expy of Darth Sidious, is strongly based on Senator Chris Dodd gets a lot funnier if you know that Lott Dodd, the Neimoidian senator from the Phantom menace, might have been named after him. Quite possibly as a TakeThat.
** Prick worries about the discontinuation of the live action ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' squeakquels. Post-revival, Nostalgia Critic reviewed the first two movies. Oh, and That Sci-Fi Guy, who was a minor character of the To Boldly Flee cast, actually appeared for a few seconds, as a background crowd actor, in the latest movie of the franchise, Chipmunks: Road Chip.

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** The fact that the Executor, an Expy of Darth Sidious, is strongly based on Senator Chris Dodd gets a lot funnier if you know that Lott Dodd, the Neimoidian senator from the Phantom menace, ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', might have been named after him. Quite possibly as a TakeThat.
** Prick worries about the discontinuation of the live action ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' squeakquels. Post-revival, Nostalgia Critic reviewed the first two three movies. Oh, and That Sci-Fi Guy, who was a minor character of the To Boldly Flee cast, actually appeared for a few seconds, as a background crowd actor, in the latest movie of the franchise, Chipmunks: Road Chip.
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