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Old 12-22-2010, 04:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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October 15, 1965
Hill Valley, CA

The DeLorean swept low over the tree line, following the winding blacktop below. A 1961 Ford Galaxie Sunliner convertible matched their course on the curving road, its chrome trim occasionally reflecting silver moonlight. Doctor Emmit Brown looked over at Marty McFly, who was strapping himself into a bungie harness.

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Old 12-22-2010, 08:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I actually really liked BTTF NES.
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think I rented it once, and took it back to the store soon after since I couldn't play it.
Thankfully the store owner was really nice and allowed exchanges like that, understanding that the games weren't always what they seemed to be in the cover art.

Tails, you must have 3 hands or something to be able to play games like this.
I try, but fail.

'NO! Do, or do not do.
There is no try.'
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I love Yoda but that quote is stupid. Of course you can try. I get his point but it's still a dumb saying.

Btw you know you quoted yourself right? I don't get it.

As for the game itself, I hated it. The movies are good enough but the game is annoying and unfun, imo.
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movies have got to be some of the best movies I've seen. Coincidentally they are playing all week on AMC I think.
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You should watch more movies if those are some of the best you've seen so far. I mean really, they're cool and all but they're not that good.
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Re: Back to the Future

You mean the Star Wars movies, right Cam?
It looks like the first part of your sentence got cut off.

DB, for the record I think most 'popular' culture is nonsense.
I quote Yoda and other stuff like it simply because of the Cable Guy factor; Jim Carrey hit the nail on the head with the notion that movie put forth, meaning that part which alludes to the fact that, for the most part, our 'modern' {NAU} culture is mostly TV, movies, and commercials.

THIS in itself wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the fact that so many of these programs and movies are ripping off earlier ones, blatantly, shamelessly copying what had been done before albeit with better FX and what not.

But that is our culture, as I see it, as sad as it makes me to admit that I am merely a product of it as well.

Regarding me quoting myself, why not?
You're just as important as the next person, and I think therefore I am an important person, so says The Great Grotowski
{sound of a choir singing incoherent yet melodic nonsense amid the sound of rolling thunder}

Anyhow, I'm certain to rate above a latex puppet.

So far as the game goes, what I meant to say is that Back to the Future is an extremely challenging game, on par with Fester's Quest {another LJN classic}
and I believe only gamers of Tails' caliber stand the slightest chance of getting past the first level.

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DB, for the record I think most 'popular' culture is nonsense.
I quote Yoda and other stuff like it simply because of the Cable Guy factor; Jim Carrey hit the nail on the head with the notion that movie put forth, meaning that part which alludes to the fact that, for the most part, our 'modern' {NAU} culture is mostly TV, movies, and commercials.

THIS in itself wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the fact that so many of these programs and movies are ripping off earlier ones, blatantly, shamelessly copying what had been done before albeit with better FX and what not.
I disagree. I think modern media culture is just the evolution. People used to tell stories, read books and act things out in person. Now we just do it digitally and with better production values.

As for stories being ripped off, that's been happening since the dawn of time. Most stories, new and old, can be compared to other stories in some way. There's always new twists and new ways to tell the story but for the most part the core elements hardly change.


As for the game, again, I think almost anyone can do reasonably well at this game if they can muster up the patience and concentration. I cannot, the game simply annoys me too much.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I've seen hundreds of movies, I think the BTTF trilogy is in the top 100 or top 50 even. What's the big deal?
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It's not a big deal I just think those movies aren't as good as a lot of other movies. Obviously that's opinion but you'll probably never see a Back to the Future movie on any list of best movies unless it's about the 80s, even then probably not.

Not trying to insult you or your tastes. I'm just saying you should probably broaden your horizons.
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personally i like the movies and all, but the games ruin the fun
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I'd assume I've seen 700+ movies, of that I probably disliked 150 or something, even then I've watched like every genre with the exception of romance since I don't like those unless they have lots of comedy involved.
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I love the movies, one of the best I've ever seen.
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I agree cam3ron36. I think they are some of the Best movies I've seen in a long time.
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Man I just can't understand how people think Back to the Future is that good. What about those movies makes them so great to you guys?
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I will admit they are not the best movies ever, but I just found them fun to watch personally. There is definitely some nostalgia attached to them too as they came out when I was growing up.
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The first one was pretty good.
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@Tenser and Elrod- That's how I feel about them. Good and nostalgic but that's about it.
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I only liked the first and third ones. then again, i liked a lot of Christopher Lloyd's movies
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Well yeah that's a given, he's awesome.
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I've yet to watch the show Taxi however
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:42 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Maybe I'm just burned out from seeing it a lot as a kid but I think Taxi kinda sucks. I say that despite Christopher Loyd and Danny Devito being on it.
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Having grown up {sometimes} watching shows like Taxi, I have to agree with DB on this one.
Taxi brought the World Danny DeVito and Christopher Lloyd, and that's about it - in the same way that those other 70's shows {no, not 'That 70's Show' } brought us other familiar figures.
For example, how many of you think Robin Williams would have gained the fame he did if not for Mork and Mindy?

Nanu - Nanu!

But yeah, like most of our entertainment, it was what it was, and that's all what it was.
I agree with DB when he says that it wasn't all that great, but we just didn't know any better back then, and the bar hadn't been raised to today's standards.

I still like to watch those old shows for nostalgic purposes, to take that sentimental journey ... along that track that takes me back ..
{just watched Space: 1999 a while back - it sent me to the moon!}
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I agree with DB when he says that it wasn't all that great, but we just didn't know any better back then, and the bar hadn't been raised to today's standards.
When did I say that? I mean it sounds like something I'd say but I don't think I actually did.

Actually though I do think a lot of older stuff is great. Production values have gone way up over the years but there's been plenty of great movies and tv shows despite the limitations. I just don't think Back to the future is one of them really.

Btw as I sit here typing this I'm half watching a block of Three's Company. Talk about retro. The opening theme makes me smirk because it's so 70s. I tried to find it on youtube but it's copyrighted, here's something better though-
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjyBRhoOu1c&feature=related"]YouTube - 8 simple rules does "Three's Company" parody[/ame]
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Sorry if I misquoted or misunderstood you there DB, but what I thought you were saying turned out to be something that maybe you weren't saying, so in the meantime I went off, babbling along about whatever I was thinking at the time.
You know, like normal.

I think I'm a bit strange when it comes to what I consider nostalgic, and find it funny that shows like Space: 1999 are Ok, while I consider Welcome Back Kotter and Laverne and Shirley to be too cheezy.

Don't get me started on The Jeffersons and 'Weezie', it took something more like The Odd Couple to please me.

The opening theme of Three's Company?


John Ritter was hilarious in that show, and Suzanne Somers was just too cute playing the stereotypical dumb blond.

Getting back to the future, {heh heh} Ok maybe they aren't cinematic masterpieces, but they do have their moments and the De Lorean was really cool, and they have earned their place in history {so to speak} due to their uniqueness.

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