These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: SF Debris
Acceptable Targets: As stated in his review of "Conscience of the King", Chuck is very much an equal-opportunities offender, leaving no-one and nothing Star Trek-related sacred.
Oswald Danes, who he makes clear isn't just a The Scrappy to him, he's plain a mistake to include in the first place.
Michael Grade, who let his personal vendetta against Doctor Who tank the show.
Rich Berman and Brenan Braga, the former especially in his reviews of Enterprise.
Adaptation Displacement: The video reviews started life in text format; many of the earliest Opinionated Voyager Guides were taken verbatim from the text-only versions. This helps to explain the Early-Installment Weirdness, as they predate all the catch phrases and running gags he introduced later (though he's been shoehorning them in ever since he started re-uploading them).
Anvilicious: When Chuck gets all moral, he lays the speech on thick.
And he pauses mid review of Profit and Lace to talk about the wonders of Quaker Oats products.
Crazy Awesome: His version of Janeway, especially after the events of the "Unimatrix Zero" review, where her plan A to fight the Borg involves getting assimilated.
Two words. MIND-BOMB!
Ironically, this would make Janeway one of the greatest heroes of the Dominion War. If that fleet got through, the Federation would have lost the war however, it was just so that the Dominion wouldn't conquer it out from under her.
Also, in place of Good Angel, Bad Angel, she apparently has bad angel, an atom embodying her intelligence, a confused cowboy (whose identity shoulder devil would steal), and...a hungry spider.
Critical Research Failure: A minor one- Chuck says in his Batman Beyond review that the movie was censored because it was judged too violent. While that helped, the real catalyst was the Columbine Shooting that occurred before the film came out.
Another small error in his review of The X-Files episode "Aubrey", where Chuck says Harry Cokley (a suspect in unsolved serial murders from the 1940s) did only 8 years for attempted murder and rape. In the dialogue, however, it's said he was convicted in 1945 and released December 5th, 1993, meaning he must have served 48 years at least.
Another error in the "Encounter at Farpoint" review: while on a rant about actors with foreign accents playing roles of a completely different nationality, he mentions Sean Conneryplaying a Russian. However, Captain Ramius was Lithuanian. A bit egregious, as right after, he specifies Milla Jovovich as Ukrainian instead of Russian.
Crosses the Line Twice: From the reboot, about the death of Spock's mother: "Yo momma so dead, the only thing going down on her now are the worms!"
In the review of the STAS episode "Yesteryear", when talking about putting down fictional animals, Chuck mentions the time when Rainbow Dash broke her leg and had to be put down. Smash-cut to "I can still fly!" BANG!
Crowning Music of Awesome: Using "Adiemus" as the theme song for his Farscape reviews. The song and the show work so well together, it's amazing to think they're actually completely unrelated.
"Eve of Destruction" as the theme for the Evangelion review is pitch-perfect, especially with the shot of the blood-red sea during the lyric about bodies floating in the River Jordan.
Also, Johnny Cash's "When the Man Comes Around" is used to excellent effect during the opening of his review of The Day After
Draco in Leather Pants: Discussed in his Avatar review, where he opines that he doesn't believe Azula deserves much or any of the sympathy fans often give her because although her upbringing explains some of her tendencies, it doesn't excuse them and unlike other characters with similar or worse upbringings that work to overcome their flaws, she does nothing to get over hers.
In "The Naked Now", he jokes about the Cyrillic lettering on the USS Tsiolkovsky's dedication plaque, specifically claiming that Russia is so poor that they have to use the number 3 instead of a letter. The 3-looking letter is actually the Cyrillic letter Z, but Chuck never mentions this. Then, in a Genius BonusBrick Joke later in the episode, he calls Wesley a "spaz - S, P, A, three, spaz!" In fact, this was so much of a genius bonus that he actually had people trying to correct him in the comments.
Hilarious in Hindsight: In his review of "A Night in Sickbay", Chuck joked about how Jack Black isn't likely to be brought to a strange new world and start peeing on things. And yet later that exact same week...note (That wasn't entirely Jack Black's fault, the "Peeing" scene was in the original version of the story.)
His final consensus of the Doctor Who story The Underwater Menace was that he would not mind if the lost parts of the story (the first, second and fourth episodes) were never found. Later that year, and for the first time since 2005, two episodes of Doctor Who were found...one of which was from The Underwater Menace.
In his review of Star Trek: First Contact, he dismisses the idea of an anti-radiation medicine as "ludicrous". In 2011, say hello to Ex-Rad, U.S.-developed drug to counter the effects of radiation exposure.
That's not entirely accurate. What he actually said was that the idea of something that cures radiation is ludicrous; Ex-Rad is still a hundred miles off from being anywhere near what Trek portrays.
During his review of Mass Effect 2, he made a joke about the Collectors' leader freeing himself from the Reapers' control and preparing to help fighting the Reapers...before the base blows up with him inside. Cue to Mass Effect 3 multiplayer and the Reckoning DLC, which let's you play as Collectors who managed to get free from the Reapers' control.
In "Samaritan Snare," Chuck makes fun of how the doctors seem to be operating on Picard's leg when they're supposed to be fixing his artificial heart, that's not unheard of.
In his analysis of the Prime Directive, he talks about a hypothetical nature documentary ending with the narrator saying, "And so the volcano on the island became active, and the entire species will likely die out... and it can't happen soon enough for me, by god! I wanna run them over with a jeep if I thought I'd get away with it!" Come 2013...
Mentions an example of this having occurred whilst making a review. Having made Shiva Shepard a blonde to be in line with the officially voted look for default FemShep, he was halfway through his playthrough when the fan backlash lead to a re-election and default FemShep being made officially a redhead instead; at which point he couldn't be bothered to re-record the footage just to make her ginger.
Crazy!Janeway's idea about a device that weaponizes emotions has canonical basis in Star Trek.
One of Us: In addition to being a reader of TV Tropes, and a major sci-fi buff, he's also a big fan of video RPGs, apparently, due to the large (but not intrusive) number of references to Fallout, Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect, and Oblivion that he makes.
When he finally gave a Voyager episode ("Life Line") a 10 out of 10, it was captioned "Alert TV Tropes!"
Shipping: He ships Mulder and Scully. It's played for laughs, but nevertheless, it's still very sexy. "Ah, sometimes the fan fics just write themselves."
He keeps it under his hat a lot more (he's barely mentioned it, despite having reviewed dozens of Voyager episodes), but he also ships Paris and Torres.
And now, Madoka and Homura. He says that they are in love and "soulmates" though does claim it doesn't need to be romantic.
They Changed It, Now It's Less Funny: A minor example with the Voyager "Threshold" review. In the original video, some of the lines were made funnier because of the delivery ("He's Dying" and "We Are Not Pokemon!" for example). In the updated Blip version, the delivery was different being harsher in tone than before. However, considering how bad "Threshold" is, anyone would be crankier having to deal with it again.
Unfortunate Implications: In "Menage a Troi", He mocks Lwaxana and Deanna Troi's shock over being beamed directly out of their clothing, by noting how Betazoid weddings are conducted entirely nude, which means that they shouldn't be complaining. Except that their clothing was forcibly taken from them, which is like saying that a woman deserved to be raped because she participated in orgies.
In fairness, his mocking is because they forceeveryone else who attends a Betazoid wedding to do so in the nude as well and brush off anyone who complains or is uncomfortable about it as someone who just needs to "lighten up", so that comparison is kind of a bad one.
Then again, Betazoid weddings are typically done nude. It's part of the culture, not something Lwaxana decided to do as a personal choice. Any guest who accepted an invitation knew what they getting into. It might be a Jerkass move to brush off anyone who feels uncomfortable about it, but it's not comparable to having to clothes beamed off you when you had no reason to expect it.