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1216 'The D & D Vortex' (February 21)

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The D & D Vortex
Airs Thursday, February 21 at 8/7c on CBS

When the gang finds out Wil Wheaton hosts a celebrity Dungeons and Dragons game involving William Shatner, Joe Manganiello, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Smith, deception and betrayal are the path to make it to the one open seat.

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7 minutes ago, Die Zimtzicke said:

I still can't believe they finally got William Shatner.

Miracles occur everyday!

17 minutes ago, Strawberry PopTart Fan said:

Sounds like an amazing episode!:party:

YEP!

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1 hour ago, Strawberry PopTart Fan said:

Sounds like an amazing episode!:party:

I hope you're right. Sounds like the kind of episode I don't like. I hope there's more to the story than what the blurb suggests.

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I've loved all the D and D episodes. My sons played and it reminds me of when they were kids. This one will be special with the great guest stars. The "deception and betrayal" sounds like fun!

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18 minutes ago, Strawberry PopTart Fan said:

I've loved all the D and D episodes. My sons played and it reminds me of when they were kids. This one will be special with the great guest stars. The "deception and betrayal" sounds like fun!

I especially liked the one when Sheldon made a special version for Bernadette when she was pregnant. I don't know who the guest stars are, but I hope their game isn't ruined by the guys' stupid competitiveness. I don't like it when they do that.

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21 minutes ago, joyceraye said:

I don't know who the guest stars are, but...

Captain James T. Kirk was one of my favorite fictional characters from as far back as I remember until early adulthood. The Original Star Trek is dated now but for me it ought to be fun seeing William Shatner in my current favorite sitcom. Some fan sites have said he held out for a decent script. I'm guessing he is getting a better part than some of the big name guest stars have had.

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1 minute ago, djsurrey said:

Captain James T. Kirk was one of my favorite fictional characters from as far back as I remember until early adulthood. The Original Star Trek is dated now but for me it ought to be fun seeing William Shatner in my current favorite sitcom. Some fan sites have said he held out for a decent script. I'm guessing he is getting a better part than some of the big name guest stars have had.

Ah yes. Is he the round-faced chap ? I thought I'd seen him somewhere before. Thanks. I saw some Star Trek episodes when TVs were black and white. Never heard of the others.

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2 minutes ago, djsurrey said:

Captain James T. Kirk was one of my favorite fictional characters from as far back as I remember until early adulthood. The Original Star Trek is dated now but for me it ought to be fun seeing William Shatner in my current favorite sitcom. Some fan sites have said he held out for a decent script. I'm guessing he is getting a better part than some of the big name guest stars have had.

It was never about the size of a part, for Shatner it was about the way they were writing a part for him.  They must have found the right note for him this time.

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22 minutes ago, vonmar said:

It was never about the size of a part, for Shatner it was about the way they were writing a part for him.  They must have found the right note for him this time.

I can see that. Some celebrates have had some rather unflattering parts. Brent Spiner and  Nathan Fillion come to mind but I think there were others. Carrie Fisher had such a small part it seemed a little insulting to me (although after so many years I was happy to see her face).

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Looks like Leonard’s got a job interview by some special kind of a "knitting club". 🙂

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For the first time in a while I can actually say I really liked this episode.

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Saw the episode   Didn't blow me away but certainly had some humorous laugh out loud moments.  One thing wouldn't Kevin Smith be familiar with Penny as she auditioned for his movie?  There was no mention of that

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5 minutes ago, Mario D. said:

Saw the episode   Didn't blow me away but certainly had some humorous laugh out loud moments.  One thing wouldn't Kevin Smith be familiar with Penny as she auditioned for his movie?  There was no mention of that

Penny should have known Kevin Smith name

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From Vulture

The Big Bang Theory Recap: O Captain Kirk! My Captain!

<snip>

And this is the kind of episode I’d hoped we’d see in this run up to the series finale. Wheaton playing this “delightfully evil” version of himself for the last decade has been pure fun, and the often contentious frienemyship between him and Sheldon is right up there with the other best Sheldon relationship on the show, the one with Penny. Both are based on great chemistry amongst all the actors involved, and the fact that Delightfully Evil Wil and Penny are the among the only people who can really go toe-to-toe with Sheldon.

I’d love to see the writers squeeze in another Wheaton appearance before TBBT wraps, but again, if they don’t, this was a fine final appearance, because it suggests Sheldon and Wil will continue to be a part of each other’s lives, and Sheldon will continue to show up at Will’s front door, arrogantly and yet innocently assuming he’s always welcome.

The callback to Professor Proton was another good one as the show winds down, though a return by Bob Newhart is certainly on the wish list. It’s great that the series was finally able to lock in Shatner’s guest spot, since cast and producers and writers have made no secret of the fact that he’s topped their wish list for a long time.

And Dungeons & Dragons was a much appreciated throwback to season six’s “The Love Spell Potion,” in which Howard reveals his stellar impressions of Nicolas Cage, Al Pacino, and Christopher Walken during another D&D game. We got his Shatner and Walken here, and it’s evidence that a Howard Wolowitz-led spin-off series — something that’s rumored to be a prospect at CBS — might have just have possibilities.

<full recap in the link>

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Loved it!!!! It was great. I really laughed at certain points. The girls were great in this episode I thought.

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This was the best ep this season. I know that's not saying much, but it was a funny ep, which has been sorely lacking. I think they have forgotten at times they're supposed to be a comedy. Shatner's Star Trek jar was the funniest to me but the guy's banter at the  cafeteria table was funny, the girls were funny...it had a lot of sharper than usual wit in it.

I like ensemble eps, but girls and guys each having their own stories can be good as well.

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22 minutes ago, Sah said:

Loved it!!!! It was great. I really laughed at certain points. The girls were great in this episode I thought.

I thought you said it was going to be a boring episode?

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34 minutes ago, Die Zimtzicke said:

Oh, and also great - Wil''s "no...no...no...HELL NO!"

That was a really funny line...

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With all the advertising I fell let down with this episode

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