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  1. When this was first aired I was ecstatic. It was about physicists for goodness sake. I made my kids watch because it was about physicists. Who makes shows about physicists? No one. So cool. They had me at physicist. To paraphrase someone who I forget. ...anything else is just stamp collecting.

    Then I stayed for all the love.


    "Physics is the only real science. The rest are just stamp collecting"

    How embarrassing as it was... Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, OM PC FRS (30 August 1871 – 19 October 1937), a nuclear physicist from New Zealand. He was known as the "father" of nuclear physics. He pioneered the orbital theory of the atom in his discovery of Rutherford scattering off the nucleus with the gold foil experiment. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Rutherford

    Go the Antipodes! We'll have him and Russell Crowe. Mark Oliphant, however, is genuinely ours.

  2. I would like to see Penny do an SF film; schlocky screamer or über smart. Or as THE Doctor's companion in a proposed US re-imagined Dr W. That could go either cringe or triumph. But Penny can't get a career win so I guess they would go for the funny. All good if she keeps Leonard.

  3. Thanks Kyzzx,  you have mad recall skills.


    Looks like the writers have hit it for six again.  This is real feelgood stuff. The curve is still sloping up.


    But I wonder if, and when, they are planning to throw another spanner this season. Many of the long run conflictions has been resolved - Penny has been rehabilitated, Howard is out of the nest, Sheldon is able to touch a girl (!). In the cupboard they still have Raj's issues, Leonard's academic career and Penny's acting.


    They have fixed many things but they need conflict to drive the funny. And they have not been afraid to go in hard, which has been what has made this show great - because they play high stakes games at times (If Leonard was not so evolved he would have topped himself by now).


    I sort of dread where the hammer of the gods (Mjölnir?) may fall.


    PS Lucky Aussie blokes. I wonder if they were going to do TLLS with Ferguson too? He likes to pick on Australians. He may still be persona non grata in Melbourne I understand. My show trifecta would TBBT, TLLS and Real Time. But I don't live 80 miles away from Burbank (colour me green).

  4.  And, at the end of the day, it's their story.  
    Hear hear. Though I hope we have seen the end of Leonard's torment and he and Penny are allowed some happiness. Alloyed, of course, with embarrassment, misunderstanding and whimsical folly. The joy will be in seeing how the writers pull this off. They seem to be giving it a red hot go right now.
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  5. Does Penny have a default hairstyle and if so is it less overtly glam in s6 now that L/P is a real thing? I noticed this in T43P and THBO. My conjecture was that she is happier with herself & Leonard and too busy with work and study now to go all out all the time (not that she is ever not georgeous). Leonard's hair style is also looking more natural and relaxed. Character development by hair and makeup, what do you think. Or am I reading tea leaves.

  6. This may be redundant, but Sheldon would use the scientific method to evaluate the hypothesis that is at the heart of the Shenny phenomenon. For the sake of brevity i note two events that disprove the existence of Shenny: "You are so not the guy" and "she is not for you" ( you dont need the citations). There are many other events, but I don't think I'm cherry picking the data. Evidence for the existence of the Shenny? Maybe it's observer bias, but I have never seen an incident that would support the hypothesis. ( i will go looking for the relevant reports elsewhere but I'm sceptical that a metastudy would support the Shenny). But back to the topic... I do worry that the available supplies of URST (unrequited sexual tension) powering the show may run out. The Penny/Leonard relationship is on a tremendous trajectory but can TPTB keep this going? Leonard has been the king of nerds and kingly in other areas ("he tries really hard") but most shows do plateau.

  7. Thank you so much for the taping report. You write so well. This is surreal. Giant Jenga, insecure Penny, confident Leonard... We have gone through the looking glass. Wow. Can't wait to see this.

  8. Scurrying in...

    As I saw elsewhere posted by a compatriot, Oz has a four day broadcast lag for TBBT. Must be the underwater copper wires, slow pigeons or someone not pedalling fast enough.

    Anyway, our local Oz broadcaster decided to "preempt" this episode . No notice, just an apology from that evening's receptionist on the expected night of broadcast (TSR repeat was the sub). Next day I called their programming department. Helpful bloke explained that because of USA Thanksgiving they skipped this episode but will later align schedules after the US holiday. So I waited a week, breathe held, heart racing. Then they "preempted" it again. So two weeks gone. Friendly evening receptionist says sorry, not her fault, but will pass on the sentiment. Next day I called their programming dept to calmly discuss their published broadcast schedule and to confirm they would do what they said on their website and show the Lenny moments and Sheldon wormhole magic in the last week of November. More information released. No new broadcast eps after 6.07 till next ratings season, in the new year. Guy on phone was sorry.

    Sometimes it is better not to know than to know. Curse you internets. Ignorance was bliss. I should not have peeked. Now trying to stay pure and maintain old business paradigms to ensure whole media industry does not collapse and fail to produce TBBT s7. Avoiding torrents. But YouTube fragments are unsatisfying. While not high art, TBBT should be consumed as the creatives intended, without visible seams and in the right order.

    All of Oz suffers with me (I'm sure on some level, even if only feeling a vague sense of having been slighted, somehow). Except for the millennials, with no qualms about downloads.

    But now have mad respect for fan fiction. Well, some of it. Is this what crack is like? I have a job, people.

    Warping an Oz sports fan expression, call me a "TBBT tragic".

    Deep breaths, starting now.

    And scurrying out.

  9. Hi. Idly curious here about what was on Leonard's bug report to Penny in TBTI. We got a few highlights but it was a long list. Haven't seen this anywhere but happy to be told where to look or where to post to ask. Also, do these kind of props get kept for posterity.

    Just like to see that quoted by someone.


  10. Hi there. Late comment about short shows, but I watched the Australian broadcast version of The HIggs Boson Observation, then later the iTunes version, and the broadcast version had the last bit of dialogue from Sheldon to Penny (after "blonde monkey") trimmed from the cold open. That's got be wrong. Has anyone seen that sort of edit happen before?

    The episodes are too short as it is. Formal protest... And informal protest.

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