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If there's one thing that used to annoy me about anime dubs, it was how they censored certain scenes.  But, sometimes it could actually be pretty funny with how the writers had to work their way around them. 

Most scenes that originally had alcohol are usually hilarious.  I remember an episode of Sailor Moon where Serena/Usagi accidentally drank some wine at a party and got drunk.  The dub changed it to her getting sick from drinking too much juice.

I'd talk about the 4Kids One Piece dub, but I could probably write an entire book on funny edits if I did. 
I'm not sure if this should go in the movies/TV forum, so you can move it if need be.

Anyway, I've come across my share of movies based off of books, comics and manga that don't even bother following the source material.  But, there are a few times when I still enjoyed them. 

I remember still kinda liking The Golden Compass, as much as they had to censor to make it work.  Not that it wasn't without its noticeable flaws. It was the ending that really ruined it for me, mainly because it was so abrupt and the fact that they spared Roger.

I'm currently rereading Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, and I was pretty surprised to see just how much Don Bluth changed with The Secret of NIMH.  To be honest. I really like the fantasy elements that he added.  That, and I felt as though he added a lot more personality to the characters, mainly Mrs. Brisby.  The way they spoke in the book just didn't seem natural, and in the movie it was a lot easier to feel the urgency of her having to keep her family safe. 
I used to really love the funnies when I was a kid, especially Garfield.  But, I outgrew newspaper comic books after high school.  Though I did get back into them after discovering The Far Side and Calvin & Hobbes, which I think still hold up today.

I don't read them regularly now, but I've gotten interested in classic strips, mainly Pogo. 
Even though I'm a fairly new Whovian, having started watching Doctor Who about 3 years ago I've had enough time to see what every Doctor is like, with the exception of Paul McGann.  I'm currently making my way through Tom Baker's run, and am in the middle of Masque of Mandragora. 

I'm sure a lot of other Doctor Who fans who've seen me on the forums have seen me around. My favorite is still the third Doctor: Jon Pertwee. I'll admit that it took me awhile to get used to a Doctor who was a lot more serious.  But, I liked Pertwee's spy take on him, while still retaining his intelligence.  Plus, he had such an air of authority about him, which I feel was strongest then even though we saw that carried over to Tom Baker. 

As for the rest, from best to worst:
David Tennant
Patrick Troughton
Tom Baker
Peter Capaldi
Matt Smith
Colin Baker
William Hartnell
Peter Davison
Christopher Eccleston
Sylvester McCoy

Favorite classic serials:
The Keys of Marinus
The Romans
The Dalek Invasion of Earth
The Time Meddler
The Tenth Planet
Tomb of the Cybermen
Enemy of the World
The Mind Robber
The War Games
Spearhead from Space
Terror of the Autons
The Sea Devils
Carnival of Monsters
The Time Warrior
Planet of the Spiders
The Ark in Space
Genesis of the Daleks
The Brain of Morbius
Four to Doomsday
Mawdryn Undead
The Caves of Androzani
Vengeance on Varos
Revelation of the Daleks
Remembrance of the Daleks
Greatest Show in the Galaxy

Favorite New episodes:
The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances
The Girl in the Fireplace
The Idiot Lantern
The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit
Army of Ghosts/Doomsday
Smith and Jones
Partners in Crime
The Unicorn and the Wasp
Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead
Turn Left/The Stolen Earth/Journey's End
Amy's Choice
Vincent and the Doctor
The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon
A Good Man Goes to War
Let's Kill Hitler
The Wedding of River Song
Asylum of the Daleks
The Bells of Saint John
Deep Breath
Dark Water/Death in Heaven
So, I finally saw these wonderful movies for the first time, not too long ago.  I'm probably the only 80's kid who didn't see Back to the Future growing up.  For me, it's one of the few consistently good film trilogies, even if it does have a few flaws, especially in Part III. 

So, feel free to share your thoughts on the trilogy as a whole, favorite scenes,or memories you have about them.

As for me, I think what made the first movie so strong was the comedy.  Most of that comes from the chemistry between Marty and Doc Brown, but I thought the funniest scenes were those extremely uncomfortable moments when Marty's mom starts falling for him. 

The comedy was still pretty strong in Part II, especially the scenes in the future.  Though, I thought the driving point of the movie was the sense of urgency that it created after Biff stole the Delorean.  Every moment of the third act when Marty and Doc go back to the 50's to take back the sports almanac had the perfect amount of tension, especially Marty chasing Biff with the hoverboard.

Then we get to Part III.  The first act was the best part for me, since it felt like there was a lot on the line with Marty having to go back in time to save Doc Brown.  I felt that one of the movie's major flaws is that it plays a lot of the western staples a little too straight, when there could've been a lot more deconstructive jokes.  There were still a lot of funny scenes, though.  I also thought the climax was a little underwhelming, since it mostly seemed like a rehash of the clocktower scene from the first film.  The trilogy still ended on a high note since it did bring closure for Marty. 


Amir Elkassed
United States
Current Residence: Virginia
Favourite genre of music: Metal, Trance, Industrial
Favourite cartoon character: Monkey D. Luffy, Joseph Joestar
It's been years since I last wrote a journal, so let me start off by talking about a few things that have been going on in my life.  Last year, I finally graduated from Nova, with honors after passing a math class that was giving me a lot of trouble.  I've been going to George Mason for a year, where I'm working towards my Bachelor's degree in Spanish.    It's a new experience for me, but I'm managing, and even made the Dean's List for both semesters.

Now, I have more than two months to relax.  And on a completely unrelated note: Today, I started my first day at Great Harvest; a bakery near my house.
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Playing: Super Street Fighter IV

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