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TV tropes

Postby Lumpy » Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:03 pm UTC

http://tvtropes.org/

Has anyone here visited this website, or thought about its concept? Certain TV tropes like "amnesia," "haunted castle," and "evil twin" episodes are definite signs the writers are running out of ideas. Star Trek gets credit for starting more tropes than they steal, like this one.

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Re: TV tropes

Postby Sir_Elderberry » Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:42 am UTC

This is both entertaining and a black hole from which my free time cannot escape. Thanks a lot.
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Re: TV tropes

Postby Lumpy » Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:34 am UTC

In all space science fiction I can remember, Earth is still portrayed as multicultural, even if under a single Earth government (ranging from as federal as the U.S. to just united enough to send a single delegate to an interplanetary organization). Somehow, though, the landing party conveniently has only one government on that planet to deal with, no matter how primitive its residents are. The only possible exceptions still carry only one "hat": Race War Planet and 1920s Chicago Gang Culture Planet.

But you know what we really need? Star Trek Babies. Captain Kirk doesn't have to leave the crib as long as he has his huge imagination!

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Re: TV tropes

Postby aleflamedyud » Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:00 am UTC

Lumpy wrote:http://tvtropes.org/

Has anyone here visited this website, or thought about its concept? Certain TV tropes like "amnesia," "haunted castle," and "evil twin" episodes are definite signs the writers are running out of ideas. Star Trek gets credit for starting more tropes than they steal, like this one.

I browse that site instead of Wikipedia when I get bored.
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