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Aug 12 2013

The best scene in Breaking Bad

If you did not watch the first episode of the new season of Breaking Bad last night, you missed the part where it veered into Kevin Smith territory. A couple of the low-life drug dealers had a conversation about Star Trek, and it’s already been excerpted and animated!

Oh, man, that was so much better than the last Star Trek movie.

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  1. 1
    mikeyb

    Maybe I was tired or on drugs, but I actually liked the last Star Trek. I only paid $1 so it wouldn’t have been a great loss if I hadn’t. Great intellectual story or any real story no – guilty pleasure perhaps – anyway.

  2. 2
    Ariaflame, BSc, BF, PhD

    I thought the tullaberries were gamma quadrant which was DS9, not Voyager. Voyager was Delta quadrant.

  3. 3
    dianne

    Because someone’s got to do it: Breaking Bad Canada.

  4. 4
    Al Dente

    dianne @3

    I clicked on your link and got:

    Access denied

    The owner of this website (www.tickld.com) does not allow hotlinking to that resource (/en/start).

  5. 5
    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    A “best” with an internal reference. How good is BB‘s best? It seems to be all the rage.

  6. 6
    Greta Christina

    Did anyone else watch that and go, “But wait a minute — they didn’t have replicators on the original series! They didn’t have replicators until TNG!”

    Sometimes, being a nerd = missing the point.

  7. 7
    DrVanNostrand

    @Ariaflame and @Greta:
    I totally caught the Voyager/DS9 mixup, but completely missed the replicator mistake! Of course, we’re all overthinking. The shoddiness of Badger’s ridiculous script is just perfect for the scene.

  8. 8
    Jafafa Hots

    Pizza dude was right that using transporters is killing yourself, though.

  9. 9
    otranreg

    @6 Greta

    Oh, yeah, they had those rectangular bits in TOS, not normal food.

  10. 10
    dianne

    Al Dente: Weird. I got it when I clicked the link. Anyway, the same image from a different site: http://imgur.com/r/breakingbad/i7WOQ

  11. 11
    mikeconley

    Greta@6, otanreg@9

    Sigh. This is what happens when whole generations of people grow up not having seen every episode of the original series half a dozen times, and after the likes of Rick Berman and J J Abrams get ahold of things.

    There were, in fact, replicators on board the original Enterprise. They were in the rec rooms and mess halls. Spock generally had the little coloured cube things, but Kirk et al. often had coffee, chicken sandwiches, etc. In ‘And the Children Shall Lead’, they were getting ice creams of various flavours.

    It took a little while for these to become fully understood by the various writers, and there was even a reference in ‘Charlie X’ to the ship’s cook and ‘synthetic meat loaf’, but they were all still getting their space legs back then.

  12. 12
    ChasCPeterson

    Thank you, mikeconley. You folks flaunting your nerd cred with incorrect information ought to be thoroughly embarrassed.

  13. 13
    ChasCPeterson

    btw, what was the movie that actually had a fantasy blueberry-pie-eating contest complete with projectile vomiting? Could it have been in Stand By Me?

  14. 14
    Rey Fox

    Chas @13: Yes.

  15. 15
    andyo

    Wait a minute, wouldn’t the Jedi win? Just make everyone else believe he’s eaten all those pies.

  16. 16
    nimsudo

    @mikeconley

    Those weren’t replicators in TOS. Those were food synthesizers. Your geek is weak.

  17. 17
    WMDKitty -- Survivor

    The pie eating contest from Stand By Me. It’s a classic Vomit Chain Reaction

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