In the review of Red Dwarf: Back to Earth, nostalgia movies and returns of old favourites are discussed at length, and the treatment they get falls definitely into the heart-warming category. SF Debris states that there are three types of nostalgia movies, and paradoxically, when he talks about movies of the third type, which are the most flawed of the three, the result is the pure heart-warmth:
SF Debris: The eternal flame nostalgia is a movie that you know has problems, but you're glad that you watched it — to see that it's back again. You're probably never going to watch it again, but you're happy just knowing that it's there. That you could go on to watch it if you ever really wanted to. It's the film equivalent of knowing that there's always a bed and a hot meal at mum's house if you ever needed it. Even though you know you never will. It's just good to know the flame hasn't completely gone out. So you can hope that maybe it'll be back again, and as good as you can remember.
From his Firefly review of "Shindig": His treatment of KayLee. Why the hell couldn't a girl dress in a gorgeous dress and feel pretty and enjoy herself at the ball if that's what she wants?
This moment from the review of Firefly, episode "Out of Gas": When the crew are having dinner together, things seem very positive for them, and all the moments that are mentioned are very sweet, but especially when SF Debris points out that Zoe showed her concern for Wash by saving him a plate from dinner and that he adored her over it, which he should. It's in the voice. The way Chuck says it is... just aaww.
The end of the Hogfather review, about how Terry Pratchett's work will live on long after his death, both his own and whatever his daughter will do to continue it.
To continue the tradition of stories and songs to be past from generation to generation, as they always had been, how else do we remember the old lessons and the wisdom. And the little lies that prepare us for the big ones, That fantasies, the ideas, and the wonder will remain, the great gift the he will always leave us. Works that do not deny the darkness of life, or the stupidity of humanity, and yet do not allow this to descend into pessimism and cynicism. To not destroy optimism, but to remind us, we can do better, and we will. And these are lessons and stories that we will treasure always. Long after we have left him, to the care, of the reaper man.
His dedication of the Star Trek (2009) review to Dennis "Ghost Rider" Mullan, a longtime online friend of Chuck's who went missing in New York City on December 31 2010, and has not been seen or heard from since.
The opening to this 5th Anniversary Clip Show, when the characters from each of the various recaps join in song. The Trek characters all in-character, too. Or more to the point, they're all nods to Chuck's Alternate Character Interpretations. After five years, they're almost as much his characters as the series!