Fringe - "The Same Old Story" - 9/16/08

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by MickeS, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. Hunter Green

    Hunter Green Curmudgeon

    Feb 22, 2002


    I've seen this idea in a lot of stories -- the show even mentioned Jules Verne's version which might be the first. But in some genres, I can really embrace the wholly unrealistic science. I love Eureka, for one thing, and the scientific groaners in that are awful. And I love me some Victorian-era romantic fantasy with airships flying to Mars. But somehow, in Fringe it bugs me. Maybe it's that they want to have their cake and eat it too -- take ideas so ridiculous they only suit parodying science, and still call it fringe "real" science. Maybe it's because they have set themselves up so the storyline is just create problem, invent ridiculous faux-science solution, rinse and repeat. I'm not sure really. But I'm clearly not the only one.
  2. tewcewl

    tewcewl New Member

    Dec 18, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    I do agree with those of you who are saying that having Massive Dynamic be a repository of easy technology in order to solve a problem in a specific episode is too easy.

    But, I don't know if that's really what they're gonna be doing week in and out. Something tells me that they're building up to a larger plot. I'd like to see if they do an episode without Massive Dynamic's involvement so we get a better idea of what a true stand alone episode is like.
  3. Magister

    Magister Fat, Dumb and Happy

    Oct 17, 2004
    Columbia, SC
    Deus ex corporation?
  4. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    I already addressed this. She ate a crazy amount of jelly donuts. Pay attention, will ya? :cool:
  5. johnperkins21

    johnperkins21 Member

    Aug 29, 2005


    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned it yet, but the most unbelievable portion of the whole episode for me was that the dude was able to get multiple hot chicks to follow him to his hotel or whatever. No flipping way that happens. I understand they were insinuating that he was paying them, but prostitution from a strip club is strictly prohibited and incredibly rare.

    Sure the science is horrible, but the social aspects of it were bad as well. And what's up with the old dude going crazy "can't you see I'm working here?" It didn't fit at all, and was clearly just a bad set up to get Pacey to say "well, I can go since I learned a couple things at school." Totally weak.

    I had high expectations for this show, and it's turned out to be dreadful. I'm so incredibly disappointed.
  6. jimborst

    jimborst Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Aug 30, 2001
    IA USA
    I don't know how to reply to this, but I have been to places where not only does it happen but it happens regularly. However I will deny any knowledge of these happenings*.

    *I have not partaken in the activities but know people who have.
  7. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

    Dec 13, 2001
    Burlington, VT
    And when the Dad started recited numbers, I was wondering if he would start saying 4 8 15 16 23 42.

    I like it.
  8. Magister

    Magister Fat, Dumb and Happy

    Oct 17, 2004
    Columbia, SC
    Change that to extremely common Bo. Prostitution is part of the dancing game to these girls. 1$ in her g-string to dance in your direction. $10 for a simple lap dance, $20 for a little contact. $100 to start in the champagne room. Just goes up from there. They are whores, just gotta find the price point for the product they are offering.
  9. johnperkins21

    johnperkins21 Member

    Aug 29, 2005
    This has definitely not been my experience. I've known multiple dancers and none of them "worked" on the side. It is deeply frowned upon, and generally management will not allow the girls to leave with a guest. The few places I've known that actually did deal in this sort of thing, the girls would often have an escort, especially if they're leaving with just some random dude that strolled in that day.
  10. BitbyBlit

    BitbyBlit .

    Aug 25, 2001
    Were you trying to set someone up to make a joke about the Big Bang? :D
  11. unicorngoddess

    unicorngoddess Wooooonicorngodess

    Nov 19, 2005
    Lewisville, TX
    Maybe it depends on what area you're from...I don't know. I know/have known lots of dancers. And, yes, it is illegal for them to solicite any sexual acts. But that doesn't mean it's not done. You'll have the girls that have standards and the girls that'll do anything for money.

    And even though it's frowned upon for girls to date the customers, that's not to say it doesn't happen. Guys have been known to leave strip clubs with one of the girls without paying.
  12. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
    "I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!"
  13. johnperkins21

    johnperkins21 Member

    Aug 29, 2005
    True. But, I simply didn't buy that this guy could have gotten either of those girls alone without paying, which seemed to be the indication from the mannerisms of the first girl. He was simply too creepy. If the insinuation was that he paid for them, he should have picked the second girl up off the street.
  14. Magister

    Magister Fat, Dumb and Happy

    Oct 17, 2004
    Columbia, SC
    Just throwing this out there, but you are much more likely to get rolled trying to pick up a ho on the street. You have to deal with a pimp and the cops seeing you roll around. You can lose your car that way. A strip club is a more protective sanctuary for picking up the 'ladies.'

    The strip club girls could also be at least a little more attractive on the ho scale. Lowest being assitant crack ho up to expensive in-call girl.

    And no, I have never tried, but I watch plenty of Skin-a-max, so I know.... eheh
  15. BeanMeScot

    BeanMeScot Sci-Fi Junkie

    Apr 17, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    I'm sorry, the picture of the retina thing was way over the top. I was kind of with them to that point. That was just ridiculous. Very disappointing with the pilot being so promising. I will try it for a while longer but I wasn't impressed with this one.

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