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#1 Rov Judicata

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 07:18 AM

When I saw the trailer for "The Core" in the theatre during "Nemesis", the line by the 'teenage hacker' was "I'll need star trek tapes and hot pockets".

When I just heard the same commercial on the TV, it was "I'll need sponge bob tapes and hot pockets".

Utterly, utterly trivial.

At the same time.. what gives? Why would they make such a petty change? And why do I care?
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Posted 22 March 2003 - 07:34 AM

As long as they don't cut out the shuttle crash, I'll be happy. :thumbs-up:
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Posted 22 March 2003 - 09:51 AM

Dj Qualls he's freaking funny!  :lol:  

You'll be happy to know on Much Music USA they show the full trailer between music videos,and He does say "I'll need star trek tapes and hot pockets"  ;)

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 03:34 PM

I heard about this in an earlier thread, maybe on another BBS -- that different versions of the trailer have different versions of the line.  This was the case months ago, and it's not a new change.  I think the thread I read mentioned there being different versions tailored to run before different movies, to appeal to different audiences.  Weird, yes, but what else can we expect from advertising?  More and more trailers these days contain material that isn't even in the films they advertise.
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Posted 22 March 2003 - 06:06 PM

I hate to say it, but perhaps it's because Star Trek has completely lost its status as an emblem of nerd chic for anyone under age 30, and the filmmakers wanted a hipper pop culture reference.  

Interestingly enough, they're both Viacom properties-- as is The Core.

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 09:13 PM

^ :eek: Spongebob????   Hipper than Trek?!!
And now I 've heard everything...
Poor, poor, Star Trek.... :blink:

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#7 Rov Judicata

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 09:16 PM

Chris-- I musta missed it then.... oops.

Zack--- :eek: :eek2:. I thought SpongeBob was a children's show, not one that was supposed to be popular among nerds....
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Posted 22 March 2003 - 09:50 PM

Javert Rovinski, on Mar 22 2003, 01:07 PM, said:

I thought SpongeBob was a children's show, not one that was supposed to be popular among nerds....
It's a kids' show with a lot of adult fans, like all the best kids' shows.  (Though I'm not much into it myself.  I prefer The Powerpuff Girls.)
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#9 DWF

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 01:01 AM

I wonder which version will in the theater, and which on the special edition DVD. :blink:  :rolleyes:  ;)
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Posted 23 March 2003 - 03:26 AM

Christopher, on Mar 22 2003, 12:41 PM, said:

It's a kids' show with a lot of adult fans, like all the best kids' shows.
It's more along the lines of B*rn*y and TeleTubbies; SO MUCH a kid show that there's NO WAY the oldish kid in the movie would even be able to STAND it for more than a few minutes. The only adult fans of the show have been identified as "gay men", which combined with the nature of the show, would seem to be code for "pedophiles", since there's no way an adult without some screws loose would like it.

Edited by Delvo, 23 March 2003 - 03:26 AM.


#11 Bad Wolf

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 03:32 AM

Delvo could you clarify what your code for pedophile comment refers to?  I've never watched this show.
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Posted 23 March 2003 - 03:51 AM

Una Salus Lillius, on Mar 22 2003, 06:23 PM, said:

Delvo could you clarify what your code for pedophile comment refers to?  I've never watched this show.
It's just very, very, very, very kiddie. Unwatchably, disgustingly kiddie to healthy adult brains. Like I said above, there are only a couple of other well-known comparable examples. Also, in the report that said the show's popular among gay men (which they seem to have found out through gay men's organizations), the men's reasons for liking the show mentioned things like that the main character is "innocent, naive and trusting" and "in awe of the world without knowing much about it because he hasn't had cartain experiences yet".

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 03:59 AM

Delvo, on Mar 22 2003, 07:42 PM, said:

Una Salus Lillius, on Mar 22 2003, 06:23 PM, said:

Delvo could you clarify what your code for pedophile comment refers to?  I've never watched this show.
It's just very, very, very, very kiddie. Unwatchably, disgustingly kiddie to healthy adult brains. Like I said above, there are only a couple of other well-known comparable examples. Also, in the report that said the show's popular among gay men (which they seem to have found out through gay men's organizations), the men's reasons for liking the show mentioned things like that the main character is "innocent, naive and trusting" and "in awe of the world without knowing much about it because he hasn't had cartain experiences yet".
I think that's a pretty ugly stereotype, and not very accurate. I think the majority of adult males who watch a show like that are fathers, for example there's guys where I work who have talked about both SpongeBob SquarePants, and Recess and both of them are as far from being gay as you can get.
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Posted 23 March 2003 - 04:04 AM

Thank you DWF for saying it, and so much more calmly than I would have.

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 04:28 AM

^^^^Your welcome. :)
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Posted 23 March 2003 - 05:09 AM

Delvo, on Mar 23 2003, 12:17 AM, said:

since there's no way an adult without some screws loose would like it.
HEY!!!  Hold it right there, mister!   :angry:

Delvo, I happen to think I'm a (fairly) sane 42-year-old, and I think Spongebob is a scream.  "Like B*rn*y and Teletubbies"?  Not hardly.  Okay, so Spongebob is...well, a little silly and goofy, but it's also got some hysterically funny moments (and hey, it's even got more continuity than Andromeda these days!   ;)  ).  Like the episode where Spongebob finally gets his driver's license from poor traumatised Mrs. Puff... :crazy:

Personally, I think some of the gags are brilliant.  But that's just me.

I'm not gay.  Or a man.  I AM an adult.  And I like Spongebob.  So there.  Nyyyyaaaah.   :p  :p  :p   (See, you can even TELL I'm an adult... ;)  :lol:  )



*pats DWF on the shoulder*  Nicely said, D!   :)

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 06:17 AM

DWF, on Mar 22 2003, 06:50 PM, said:

I think that's a pretty ugly stereotype, and not very accurate.
True, but I wasn't abou tto filter out what these guys said about themselves just because we don't like it.

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 07:12 AM

DWF, on Mar 22 2003, 07:50 PM, said:

I think that's a pretty ugly stereotype, and not very accurate.
I completely agree. I'm also glad you said that. :)
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Posted 23 March 2003 - 01:03 PM

Delvo, on Mar 22 2003, 07:17 PM, said:

The only adult fans of the show have been identified as "gay men", which... would seem to be code for "pedophiles"...
That is a disgusting and slanderous stereotype.  The average gay man is no more interested in children than the average heterosexual.  Sexual predators choose their victims based on vulnerability, not gender, so sexual orientation has nothing whatsoever to do with it.
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Posted 23 March 2003 - 01:34 PM

And thank you Christopher for saying it more or less how I would have said it.

It IS a disgusting and completely inaccurate stereotype.  

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