Dr. Forrester: They did too care! In fact, we've got director Larry Buchanan here with us, don't we, Frank?
TV's Frank: Yeah, Larry, come here. Larry, tell them. Tell these people. Tell them how you took your dream — your vision! — and through blood, sweat, and effort, you owned that dream and turned it into a reality through years — well, days — of hard work, determination, and struggle! You took that cherished dream that you had, and you... (trails off looking at "Larry's" dull, lifeless expression.) You don't really care, do you?
"Larry Buchanan": (Smirks, makes gesture of approval towards Frank.)
"Then me and John and the director turn up and you've got the aliens running around with cotton wool stuck to their faces. And none of this is planned, nobody wants this to happen. I remember when we were doing the press screening at BAFTA and I was sitting next to this woman journalist and she saw this guy's face and she snorted with derisive laughter. When we turned up for that day on location and saw those aliens, we were so enraged. Everyone had tried so hard, to the best of their abilities but somebody else had thought well, we can just get away with something. And then that journalist's response, people just can't take it seriously after seeing that. Someone just didn't try."
Michael Grade, responsible for pulling the trigger on the 1985 hiatus, has apparently cited this story as the one that persuaded him that Doctor Who was crap, a claim that Eric Saward took issue with, pointing out that Grade was in a position to give the program more money. But the flip side of this is what possible reason Michael Grade would have for giving more money to a program thatís blowing what it has on a pantomime horse. I mean, itís tough to point at this and call it a compelling case for giving the program more money.
"Hey," [the filmmakers] must have said to themselves, "just because [Gandalf's] called the Grey doesn't mean he is grey. I mean, we're only recreating this story as faithfully as we can. So there's no need to obsess over little details. Oh, and pass that joint, will ya?"
These shows didn't "jump the shark." That doesn't do them justice.
No, these are shows where the creators simply said "fuck it", flew out of the water, broke the bounds of the earth's atmosphere and set a course for the center of the Sun.
"But back to my question: Why was there no subtitle in the movie? They subtitled the last movie. Well, I have an answer: Look under that title. You see that blank, empty space? Let that be an indication of the blank, empty imagination employed within, and the void it left in our hearts."
"Wow, I guess you're right. It must be fiction."
This has nothing to do with TECHNICAL LIMITATIONS and everything to do with the design team JUST NOT GIVING A FUCK.
"You guys... did read the book, right?"
— Kevin Sandusky, Tropic Thunder
Let me make one thing perfectly clear. This is not jumping the shark. I'll repeat that again. This is not jumping the shark, no no no...THIS IS JUMPING THE SHARK, COMING BACK, SHOOTING IT IN THE BALLS, RAPING IT, EATING ITS FLESH, CONSUMING ITS SOUL, MOUNTING ITS HEAD ON THE WALL, AND THEN DOING THE SAME THING TO TWELVE MORE FUCKING SHARKS JUST TO BE SAFE!!!
It's like they were working on DLC for Force Unleashed I and then thought, "You know what, fuck it! If they paid full price for that Clone Wars movie, they'll pay full price for this."
— Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw's review of Force Unleashed II
"There's also another predecessor called Castlemania 3: Dracula's Curse. All I'm going to do is barely mention it here, so that I can say I reviewed it."
Deep Serpent Assignments are not Team Service Announcements. They are what happens when someone suggests an idea for a Team Service Announcement, but says it in a way that makes me want to do it, but not put any effort into it. So I spend an hour barely animating and mixing together six songs and then slap it on YouTube with a name that voices one of my grievances.