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"...at this point, the world’s just letting Tim Burton get on with things while saying “That’s nice, dear” over the tops of our newspapers."

"Anchorman is an incredibly funny movie. But that’s when the charm and hilarity started to fade. Talladega Nights, while still a little funny, was the marked moment where Ferrell jumped the shark as it were. The joke suddenly began to be how many permutations of movies he could make on his screaming man-child formula by simply changing his clothes. We started at screaming man-child as a weatherman, to man-child as a race car driver, to basketball player, to an elf, to a children’s soccer coach, to finally there were no more clothes and he’s just a loud man-child in Step Brothers... However, whereas Ferrell started simply ruining his own ideas he is now ruining other people’s good ideas in Land of the Lost. Of course, we can make Ferrell a screaming man-child scientist! Brilliant!"

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"I went into this story under the impression that it was going to be something like the audio version of his novels The Eight Doctors and Warmonger where he pillages his own stories and cobbles together something resembling a narrative out of them. Lo and behold within a few seconds Jason is mentioning Metebelis 3... When Terrance recounts the story of Terry Nation writing his third Dalek script after Planet and Death and how he and Barry Letts amiably told him that it was a good piece of work except he had already sold to them twice already, it is very apt. Beyond the Ultimate Adventure has exactly the same problem – except the ‘good piece of work’ bit."

"These are the voyages of the forgotten Starship Enterprise.
Its mission: to explore strange old worlds,
To seek out familiar life and civilisations,
To boldly go where all the other series went before."

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"Enterprise became welfare for former Star Trek actors. I'm not saying LeVar Burton or Robert Duncan McNeill or Roxann Dawson are bad directors (though they all directed their fair share of bombs), but to turn around the ratings decline, Enterprise had to be new and different. By continuing to employ people who had spent their entire careers within the Star Trek bubble, [Rick] Berman and [Brannon] Braga pretty much guaranteed that Enterprise was going to be more of the same. You can't reinvigorate the franchise when 99% of the same people are still in charge."

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"This is the tipping point where people are just saying, 'Enough is enough. Give us effort again, give us energy, give us something that feels fresh and new, similar to the first surreal time that we've ever encountered you'."

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"I mean, this is kind of like getting mad at the surviving members of The Beatles for mostly playing Greatest Hits at their concerts. When YOU record Help!, Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper, [and] The White Album in the course of only 5 years, YOU can rest on your laurels, too."
— '''Bob "Moviebob" Chipman, "Junk Drawer Rises"

"Five Nights At Freddy's 3: Take everything you know about Five Nights At Freddy's and....don't forget any of it. Because this is pretty much the same as the last two."

Films—Animated

"If any human being on the planet is responsible for the soulless, mindless regurgitation of old Disney characters and designs, it is him. Don't even get me started on his story-sense. His track record speaks for itself. Every movie he has made is a crazy-quilt of borrowed superficialities, completely devoid of wit, humor or genuine emotion."
—Disney director Kirk Wise on Don Bluth and his films.

"I wouldn't leave Disney to do Disney."
Ralph Bakshi's thoughts on Don Bluth

Real Life

"The trouble with a series as it gets older is that it can feel like a tradition, and tradition is the enemy of suspense, and it's the enemy of comedy. It's the enemy of everything, really. So you have to shake it up."

"The commercial for Diet Dr. Pepper says it tastes just like regular Dr. Pepper. Well, then they fucked up!"


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