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Dec 11th 2019 at 9:35:30 AM •••

Why is there a note not to add Secret Test of Character? The entire point of the testing scene was pretty clearly to find people who solved problems, thought outside the box, and didn\'t leap to conclusions.

Jan 31st 2017 at 2:25:18 PM •••

I always thought the prince said "Orion's Bell", which K either misheard as "Belt" or assumed the T got cut off in the prince's dying breath, causing the confusion. After all, the Galaxy is in the bell-like object attached to the collar, not the collar itself.

This would mean it wasn't a Lost in Translation issue in the traditional sense, and would also affect how some of the other tropes associated with the scene actually apply.

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Jan 31st 2017 at 2:29:42 PM •••

If I recall correctly, he doesn't say anything, he says "Orion's b-... b-" and they say "belt?" and he says yes.

And the collar is certainly closer to a belt than the trinket is to a bell.

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Nov 22nd 2012 at 1:03:59 AM •••

I'm not sure I get the joke for Men in Black 3 with K neuralyzing me. Are we saying that Men in Black 3 is so bad that we're not going to be listing any tropes for it? (Because I'd disagree with that assessment).

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Nov 30th 2012 at 12:11:02 AM •••

Nevermind. Interface Screw on my part. Nothing wrong with the car but the loose nut behind the wheel.

Jun 4th 2012 at 7:10:27 AM •••

Would the alien that looks like the "blobfish" be a Shout-Out to... the internet?

Also, I thought I saw Tim Burton on one of those "aliens among us" monitors...

May 26th 2012 at 4:35:05 AM •••

Why is Stable Time Loop listed for the third film? There was nothing stable with time travel in this movie.

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May 27th 2012 at 5:21:39 PM •••

My question exactly. The time travel in MIB 3 is very clearly not a stable time loop, as there are three different timelines: one in which K sets up the arcnet and arrests Boris, causing the near-extinction of the Boglodites; one in which Boris kills K, who never sets up the arcnet, leaving Earth defenseless for a future invasion; and one in which K sets up the arcnet and kills Boris, causing the total extinction of the Boglodites. These are all distinct, meaning that J was not involved in the original Boris-K encounter—he's not responsible for "the very events that underpin his 'present'"; rather, he creates a new present, just like Boris did when he first went back in time.

I think we should just remove Stable Time Loop and leave the entry for Temporal Paradox.

Dec 28th 2011 at 8:58:12 PM •••

Can we make up our minds as to if the code names are spelled out "Kay" or letters "K"?

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May 25th 2012 at 9:10:06 AM •••

Should be just the initial, if I'm not mistaken, since it's J for James and K for Kevin. We actually see the name J used on screen when his civilian identity gets erased in the first film.

Also, in the third one, would Ret Gone be a suitable trope to describe K's fate? He gets deleted from the present by getting killed in the past by a time traveller.

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