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Old 02-09-2017, 02:47 PM
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The Big Bang Theory, Season 10, Episode 15 (February 9, 2017) -- "The Locomotion Reverberation"

I am starting this thread in anticipation of tonight's episode.
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Old 02-09-2017, 07:23 PM
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"That's not even a math symbol, that's Charlie Brown's hair."
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Old 02-09-2017, 07:47 PM
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The girls are just so unhappy. It makes me sad.
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Old 02-09-2017, 08:32 PM
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The girls are just so unhappy. It makes me sad.
Me too.

The other story was just another "crap on Sheldon until you need him, then beg him to come back" arc. Been there, done that, not amused.
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Old 02-09-2017, 08:58 PM
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Who thinks Stuart drank the breastmilk?
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Old 02-09-2017, 09:13 PM
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Who thinks Stuart drank the breastmilk?
I think he put it on his cereal.
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Old 02-09-2017, 09:28 PM
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Love the Amy daydream sequence. Raj-Stuart battles are really wearing thin. Love Sheldon's enthusiastic reading of the train stuff to the long-suffering Amy.
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:20 PM
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The Amy day dream sequence was hilarious and the highlight of the episode.

The main arc with the guys was dull.

The girls arc was pretty funny.
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:33 PM
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The Amy day dream sequence was hilarious and the highlight of the episode.

The main arc with the guys was dull.

The girls arc was pretty funny.
I agree with the first two. I want to see more of Burly Sheldon.
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Old 02-10-2017, 04:12 AM
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I may have mentioned this before but Mayim Bialik is the best actor on the show by far.
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Old 02-10-2017, 05:11 AM
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Would that military guy have so easily understood Sheldon's equations?

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Who thinks Stuart drank the breastmilk?
Of course.
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Old 02-10-2017, 07:48 AM
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Would that military guy have so easily understood Sheldon's equations?

He has an advanced degree from MIT, so I'm guessing "Yes."
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Old 02-10-2017, 07:53 AM
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He has an advanced degree from MIT, so I'm guessing "Yes."
Except it wasn't a complete idea, and I don't think Leonard, who is intimately familiar with the overall arc of the project, understood it.

My fan-wank would be that the General understood enough of it to know that it was a totally new path, and had a "ooh, shiny" moment and wants the new toy.
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Old 02-10-2017, 08:41 AM
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Yes, Mayim Bialik is the best actor on the show. I like that she was wearing an actual moderately attractive dress when she went out.

Sheldon with the train engine in the apartment was funny. It looks like he and Amy are "de-Pennifying" the apartment so it doesn't look so much like an explosion in a paint factory. If they'd just get a bigger bed!

Yeah, the train daydream sequence was hysterical. This was a better episode than we've been getting lately.
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:02 AM
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Yes, Mayim Bialik is the best actor on the show. I like that she was wearing an actual moderately attractive dress when she went out.

Sheldon with the train engine in the apartment was funny. It looks like he and Amy are "de-Pennifying" the apartment so it doesn't look so much like an explosion in a paint factory. If they'd just get a bigger bed!
Why does Penny have such a small bed in the first place?

They mentioned Amy having a water bed once. Some hilarity could ensue if Sheldon tries to sleep on a water bed.
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:20 AM
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Why does Penny have such a small bed in the first place?
My guess is that after she wore out the other three, it was the biggest she could afford on her waitress salary.

But there is no excuse for Shamy not buying a bigger bed.
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:37 AM
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And we got to see Amy's red strap! What would her mother say?
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:43 AM
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Except it wasn't a complete idea, and I don't think Leonard, who is intimately familiar with the overall arc of the project, understood it.

My fan-wank would be that the General understood enough of it to know that it was a totally new path, and had a "ooh, shiny" moment and wants the new toy.
Wait a minute, are you trying to poke a hole in the story based on THAT lack of reality? I thought we were suppose to suspend reality in order to remaining entertaining? If not, I can get all Sheldon on you with pretty much every aspect of the "developing a MIL product" story line.
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:45 AM
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I had a problem with the locomotive engine in the apartment. I don't think it's possible for two guys to lift, let alone carry up the stairs. Not to mention it's quite possible the stairs and/or the apartment floor would not be able to carry the load.
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Old 02-10-2017, 10:02 AM
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I don't think it was a locomotive engine. Too small. Semi engine, more likely.
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Old 02-10-2017, 10:37 AM
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I don't see how one major can say, "I want that," and they have to change it. As they kept saying, they have specs they're supposed to meet.

I didn't mind the girls getting sad. They're realizing their lives are changing and partying all night isn't as much fun.

Please, do something more constructive with Stuart.

I loved Bernadette's milk coming down in the parking lot. Been there, done that. It's so weird how the baby's cry can make that happen.

Who wants to bet Sheldon gives up theoretical physics now that he's had a taste of real trainwork?
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Old 02-10-2017, 12:01 PM
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Who wants to bet Sheldon gives up theoretical physics now that he's had a taste of real trainwork?
I'm all for it. My imagination isn't all that different than Amy's.
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Old 02-10-2017, 12:55 PM
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Sheldon with the train engine in the apartment was funny. It looks like he and Amy are "de-Pennifying" the apartment so it doesn't look so much like an explosion in a paint factory. If they'd just get a bigger bed!
Well, we see that Sheldon got possession of the periodic table shower curtain.
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Old 02-10-2017, 02:35 PM
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I had a problem with the locomotive engine in the apartment. I don't think it's possible for two guys to lift, let alone carry up the stairs. Not to mention it's quite possible the stairs and/or the apartment floor would not be able to carry the load.
For a locomotive engine, I believe Sheldon's strength could reach Hulk level.
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Old 02-10-2017, 02:38 PM
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I don't see how one major can say, "I want that," and they have to change it. As they kept saying, they have specs they're supposed to meet.
Pretty sure he is a general, but that doesn't override the larger point.

I think our heroes don't have any idea how procurement works. I guess in reality Cal Tech would be overseeing the work (I'm going to guess there is some sort of IP agreement their idea is subject to) and would help them navigate that bureaucracy, but rule of funny.

Also loved that Sheldon recognized that the mystery symbol was Charlie Brown's hair.

Oh - and Amy isn't going to want a larger bed until later in the relationship - she wants all the physical contact she can get, I think.

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Old 02-10-2017, 02:52 PM
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Pretty sure he is a general, but that doesn't override the larger point.

I think our heroes don't have any idea how procurement works. I guess in reality Cal Tech would be overseeing the work (I'm going to guess there is some sort of IP agreement their idea is subject to) and would help them navigate that bureaucracy, but rule of funny.

Also loved that Sheldon recognized that the mystery symbol was Charlie Brown's hair.

Oh - and Amy isn't going to want a larger bed until later in the relationship - she wants all the physical contact she can get, I think.
He's a Colonel. Cite.

And a picture clearly showing his rank tabs.

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Old 02-10-2017, 03:38 PM
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I loved Sheldon's monologue about the satisfaction of working with one's hands on something tangible and finite vs. the theoretical. I'm no physicist, but I can relate, having had both desk jobs and physical labor jobs.
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Old 02-10-2017, 03:49 PM
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He's a Colonel. Cite.

And a picture clearly showing his rank tabs.
nm

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Old 02-12-2017, 01:08 PM
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This episode didn't do a ton for me. It wasn't terrible or anything, but given the hot streak they've been on, it was a bit of a let-down.

That said, what really stood out for me was the really obnoxious laugh-track. I'm aware that they always have one, but it's seemed like in the last few seasons they've toned it down, not played it as loudly and have varied the clips of people cheering/applauding/laughing. Especially in the part before the credits, it sounded like they played the same clip, over and over and it was way too loud as well as really distracting.
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Old 02-12-2017, 01:20 PM
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Well, we see that Sheldon got possession of the periodic table shower curtain.
Wasn't there already one in both apartments?
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Old 02-12-2017, 06:35 PM
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Wasn't there already one in both apartments?
Why would Penny have one?
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Old 02-12-2017, 06:38 PM
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Why would Penny have one?
Gift from Leonard after she ripped her old one when she dislocated her shoulder?
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Old 02-12-2017, 06:41 PM
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This episode didn't do a ton for me. It wasn't terrible or anything, but given the hot streak they've been on, it was a bit of a let-down.

That said, what really stood out for me was the really obnoxious laugh-track. I'm aware that they always have one, but it's seemed like in the last few seasons they've toned it down, not played it as loudly and have varied the clips of people cheering/applauding/laughing. Especially in the part before the credits, it sounded like they played the same clip, over and over and it was way too loud as well as really distracting.
Is it really a laugh track? I think what they do is play with the studio response. Like if they use the third take for technical reasons, and the audience response was wild at the first take, but toned down by the third take, they transpose it, and sometimes it doesn't fit right. They splice in a double-take, or compress the laughter, or something to make it fit, and the effect is very artificial.
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Old 02-14-2017, 08:17 AM
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I may have mentioned this before but Mayim Bialik is the best actor on the show by far.
I agree!
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Old 02-15-2017, 12:11 PM
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I don't think Dean Norris understood the equation at all. He asked what it meant and they told him. It would make it smaller. That is what stuck in his head. He wants it.

Nothing in the show has realistically depicted how a research professor's life is actually like at a place like CatTech. Why start now?

Yeah, noticed the shower curtain. Just general wear, tear and mold would have required Sheldon it replacing every year or two. He can Google for a replacement and he'd find that it's just like the one on TBBT.

Don't knock the fakey laugh track. Without it they'd have to come up with 5-10 more minutes of material per show.
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Old 02-15-2017, 12:23 PM
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Nothing in the show has realistically depicted how a research professor's life is actually like at a place like CatTech. Why start now?
Yeah! They'd like to still be an entertaining TV show!
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Old 02-15-2017, 01:33 PM
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I don't think Dean Norris understood the equation at all. He asked what it meant and they told him. It would make it smaller. That is what stuck in his head. He wants it.
You know, after your insistence that we should know Sassy Nurse character's name because it's in the credits and on her nametag, it would be nice if you actually listened to the dialog in the episode before commenting on it.

Transcript:

Colonel: What's this? (Looking at whiteboard)

Leonard: Oh nothing, just some math we don't need.

Colonel: This is a different approach. Are you trying to get the guidance system even smaller?

Leonard: It's just a theory. It's not even worked out.

Colonel: Oh. (chuckle and pause) I want this.

He noticed it was new math that didn't apply to their current solution, and realized without any prompting that it had to do with the size of the guidance system.
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