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Old 03-08-2014, 06:55 PM   #1
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Community - App Development and Condiments - 03/06/14 S05E08

I can't believe that nobody has started a thread for this episode so far. I just got around to watching it. I thought it was another great episode. Seems like there were a ton of references in this show also. I'm not up on my SciFi. Were they referencing Star Trek or Dr. Who or both?

Dan Harmon really seems to be making a statement this season.
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:09 PM   #2
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I can't believe that nobody has started a thread for this episode so far. I just got around to watching it. I thought it was another great episode. Seems like there were a ton of references in this show also. I'm not up on my SciFi. Were they referencing Star Trek or Dr. Who or both?

Dan Harmon really seems to be making a statement this season.
I agree. I really liked this episode. Abed's line "Look, I'm making small talk" cracked me up.
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:31 PM   #3
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Quite brilliant.
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:53 PM   #4
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Was it referencing scifi (Star Trek or Dr. Who)? It felt like it was a take on some 60s or 70s era, new-agey BS movie, but I didn't recognize what it was referencing. Off to check Sepinwall. I'm sure he'll know.

Edit: Here's what his review said about it:

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And it pushed the concept to its limits, presenting a fully-realized sci-fi dystopia with nods to "Logan's Run" and "Zardoz,"(*) among others.
Read more at http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-wat...80kZEyxZIwH.99

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Old 03-09-2014, 08:27 AM   #5
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I was wondering if anyone else would catch the reference to Zardoz (Starburn's outfit). One of the worst movies ever made and one of my all time favorites. :-) Tons of nudity if that encourages anyone to try it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbGVIdA3dx0

Definitely ranks as a classic Community episode.
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:08 PM   #6
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Was it referencing scifi (Star Trek or Dr. Who)? It felt like it was a take on some 60s or 70s era, new-agey BS movie, but I didn't recognize what it was referencing. Off to check Sepinwall. I'm sure he'll know.

Edit: Here's what his review said about it:
He's correct.
The costuming and the set design of the 5's enclave was straight out of Logan's Run.
When Britta showed up at the gate pushing the food tray, I recognized the guards' uniform as Sandman uniforms and laughed my butt off.
(Disappointed that they didn't have Sandman blasters as weapons but I guess you can't have everything in a television production.)

Star Burns dressed as Sean Connery in Zardoz also made me laugh.
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I kind of got a Hunger Games vibe at first, but then it definitely morphed in a different direction. Didn't get the Logan's Run (Haven't seen that in 40 years or so) or Zardoz (never seen), but it was generic enough to me that it was funny without knowing the meta this time. Very funny episode.
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:37 PM   #8
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I kind of got a Hunger Games vibe at first, but then it definitely morphed in a different direction. Didn't get the Logan's Run (Haven't seen that in 40 years or so) or Zardoz (never seen), but it was generic enough to me that it was funny without knowing the meta this time. Very funny episode.
Well, Zardoz is a weird future movie but the main thing you need to know:

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So have the writers have no idea what to do with Chang anymore? I completely forget he's even on the show? The new teacher seems to get more time than Chang does. Last year they completely ruined the character and now they just don't know what to do with him.
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I thought Star Burns wasn't going to be on the show anymore???
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Dan Harmon must really have a thing for Zardoz. The latest Rick & Morty has the flying head from the movie and the theme of the episode follows much of the movie.
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:18 PM   #12
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That was Arrested Development creator Mitchell Hurwitz who played Koogel.

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OK, I admit this is a total tangent, but it involves Community and I don't think I mentioned it in another thread, though I may have..

A recent total mindblowing thing I found out is that Jim Rash (Dean Pelton) and Nat Faxon (basically a dweeby guy in everything, "Ben and Kate" is the one I know him from) are OSCAR WINNERS for "The Descendants", along with Alexander Payne!
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They also wrote The Way Way Back, which I really liked
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Old 03-14-2014, 01:53 PM   #15
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A recent total mindblowing thing I found out is that Jim Rash (Dean Pelton) and Nat Faxon (basically a dweeby guy in everything, "Ben and Kate" is the one I know him from) are OSCAR WINNERS for "The Descendants", along with Alexander Payne!
You'd have known that right away if you watched the Oscars a couple years ago.

It got a lot of viral attention because, during the acceptance speech, Jim Rash imitated an Angelina Jolie pose from earlier in the evening.


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