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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from SpaceCoyote in BETTER CALL SAUL - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    Put me in the camp that enjoyed the latest episode. I didn't feel like Cranston/Paul's appearance was gratuitous at all - they chose a great scene to "fill in the blanks" and tie things into the Gene timeline, and, combined with the Mike scene, also reframed the character of Saul in a pretty interesting way. Rather than being the hapless crooked lawyer along for the Heisenberg ride he was actually more in control than we thought - he saw potential in Walt, who he made his "project". But that project blew up in his face in the biggest way possible, which leads us to Gene. As longtime BCS viewers when we see Gene this season it's more as Jimmy than as Saul, probably because we want him to be Jimmy again, but also because we haven't been watching Saul for the past 5.5 season, we've been watching Jimmy. Jimmy was flawed, but he had a good heart. And we almost, almost got the bittersweet ending that we wanted, which was for Jimmy to re-emerge and learn from his mistakes.
     
    But then he calls Kim, and it doesn't go well. He doesn't get the love, the respect, the affection that he always needed. And now he's back on the wagon.
     
    Gene has now doubled down, breaking bad in his own right (hence the episode title); a man who is happy to scam a cancer patient because his last encounter with one destroyed the empire he'd spent so much time building up. Chuck said that people never change, but I disagree (and think the show does too) - change can happen, but it needs to be maintained through continuous choices. This season tells us that there's only two ways to get off the bad choice road: the quick way, but with dignity and on your own terms (Nacho); or the long, grinding path that it's implied Kim has taken. Jimmy either can't or won't do either of those things, and in the end proves Chuck right. That's the Shakespearean tragedy of Jimmy McGill, and that's what I think the show is leading us to.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from crumbs in BETTER CALL SAUL - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    Put me in the camp that enjoyed the latest episode. I didn't feel like Cranston/Paul's appearance was gratuitous at all - they chose a great scene to "fill in the blanks" and tie things into the Gene timeline, and, combined with the Mike scene, also reframed the character of Saul in a pretty interesting way. Rather than being the hapless crooked lawyer along for the Heisenberg ride he was actually more in control than we thought - he saw potential in Walt, who he made his "project". But that project blew up in his face in the biggest way possible, which leads us to Gene. As longtime BCS viewers when we see Gene this season it's more as Jimmy than as Saul, probably because we want him to be Jimmy again, but also because we haven't been watching Saul for the past 5.5 season, we've been watching Jimmy. Jimmy was flawed, but he had a good heart. And we almost, almost got the bittersweet ending that we wanted, which was for Jimmy to re-emerge and learn from his mistakes.
     
    But then he calls Kim, and it doesn't go well. He doesn't get the love, the respect, the affection that he always needed. And now he's back on the wagon.
     
    Gene has now doubled down, breaking bad in his own right (hence the episode title); a man who is happy to scam a cancer patient because his last encounter with one destroyed the empire he'd spent so much time building up. Chuck said that people never change, but I disagree (and think the show does too) - change can happen, but it needs to be maintained through continuous choices. This season tells us that there's only two ways to get off the bad choice road: the quick way, but with dignity and on your own terms (Nacho); or the long, grinding path that it's implied Kim has taken. Jimmy either can't or won't do either of those things, and in the end proves Chuck right. That's the Shakespearean tragedy of Jimmy McGill, and that's what I think the show is leading us to.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Alex in BETTER CALL SAUL - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    Put me in the camp that enjoyed the latest episode. I didn't feel like Cranston/Paul's appearance was gratuitous at all - they chose a great scene to "fill in the blanks" and tie things into the Gene timeline, and, combined with the Mike scene, also reframed the character of Saul in a pretty interesting way. Rather than being the hapless crooked lawyer along for the Heisenberg ride he was actually more in control than we thought - he saw potential in Walt, who he made his "project". But that project blew up in his face in the biggest way possible, which leads us to Gene. As longtime BCS viewers when we see Gene this season it's more as Jimmy than as Saul, probably because we want him to be Jimmy again, but also because we haven't been watching Saul for the past 5.5 season, we've been watching Jimmy. Jimmy was flawed, but he had a good heart. And we almost, almost got the bittersweet ending that we wanted, which was for Jimmy to re-emerge and learn from his mistakes.
     
    But then he calls Kim, and it doesn't go well. He doesn't get the love, the respect, the affection that he always needed. And now he's back on the wagon.
     
    Gene has now doubled down, breaking bad in his own right (hence the episode title); a man who is happy to scam a cancer patient because his last encounter with one destroyed the empire he'd spent so much time building up. Chuck said that people never change, but I disagree (and think the show does too) - change can happen, but it needs to be maintained through continuous choices. This season tells us that there's only two ways to get off the bad choice road: the quick way, but with dignity and on your own terms (Nacho); or the long, grinding path that it's implied Kim has taken. Jimmy either can't or won't do either of those things, and in the end proves Chuck right. That's the Shakespearean tragedy of Jimmy McGill, and that's what I think the show is leading us to.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Jay in BETTER CALL SAUL - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    Put me in the camp that enjoyed the latest episode. I didn't feel like Cranston/Paul's appearance was gratuitous at all - they chose a great scene to "fill in the blanks" and tie things into the Gene timeline, and, combined with the Mike scene, also reframed the character of Saul in a pretty interesting way. Rather than being the hapless crooked lawyer along for the Heisenberg ride he was actually more in control than we thought - he saw potential in Walt, who he made his "project". But that project blew up in his face in the biggest way possible, which leads us to Gene. As longtime BCS viewers when we see Gene this season it's more as Jimmy than as Saul, probably because we want him to be Jimmy again, but also because we haven't been watching Saul for the past 5.5 season, we've been watching Jimmy. Jimmy was flawed, but he had a good heart. And we almost, almost got the bittersweet ending that we wanted, which was for Jimmy to re-emerge and learn from his mistakes.
     
    But then he calls Kim, and it doesn't go well. He doesn't get the love, the respect, the affection that he always needed. And now he's back on the wagon.
     
    Gene has now doubled down, breaking bad in his own right (hence the episode title); a man who is happy to scam a cancer patient because his last encounter with one destroyed the empire he'd spent so much time building up. Chuck said that people never change, but I disagree (and think the show does too) - change can happen, but it needs to be maintained through continuous choices. This season tells us that there's only two ways to get off the bad choice road: the quick way, but with dignity and on your own terms (Nacho); or the long, grinding path that it's implied Kim has taken. Jimmy either can't or won't do either of those things, and in the end proves Chuck right. That's the Shakespearean tragedy of Jimmy McGill, and that's what I think the show is leading us to.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Edmilson in BETTER CALL SAUL - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    Put me in the camp that enjoyed the latest episode. I didn't feel like Cranston/Paul's appearance was gratuitous at all - they chose a great scene to "fill in the blanks" and tie things into the Gene timeline, and, combined with the Mike scene, also reframed the character of Saul in a pretty interesting way. Rather than being the hapless crooked lawyer along for the Heisenberg ride he was actually more in control than we thought - he saw potential in Walt, who he made his "project". But that project blew up in his face in the biggest way possible, which leads us to Gene. As longtime BCS viewers when we see Gene this season it's more as Jimmy than as Saul, probably because we want him to be Jimmy again, but also because we haven't been watching Saul for the past 5.5 season, we've been watching Jimmy. Jimmy was flawed, but he had a good heart. And we almost, almost got the bittersweet ending that we wanted, which was for Jimmy to re-emerge and learn from his mistakes.
     
    But then he calls Kim, and it doesn't go well. He doesn't get the love, the respect, the affection that he always needed. And now he's back on the wagon.
     
    Gene has now doubled down, breaking bad in his own right (hence the episode title); a man who is happy to scam a cancer patient because his last encounter with one destroyed the empire he'd spent so much time building up. Chuck said that people never change, but I disagree (and think the show does too) - change can happen, but it needs to be maintained through continuous choices. This season tells us that there's only two ways to get off the bad choice road: the quick way, but with dignity and on your own terms (Nacho); or the long, grinding path that it's implied Kim has taken. Jimmy either can't or won't do either of those things, and in the end proves Chuck right. That's the Shakespearean tragedy of Jimmy McGill, and that's what I think the show is leading us to.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to KK in Upcoming Films   
    Very much looking forward to this!! Though I'm always more than a little skeptical about music/conservatory films...
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Jay in Upcoming Films   
    Todd Field, director of In The Bedroom and Little Children, has a third film coming out soon called Tár
     
     
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    Docteur Qui reacted to JNHFan2000 in Star Trek: Picard (2020 TV Series)   
    New composers for season 3.
    Stephen Barton & Frederik Wiedmann.
     
    Very excited about this. It seems that they are really doing a Goldsmith homage. Which seems like the proper thing to do for the final season
     
     
     
     
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from enderdrag64 in J.K. Rowling didn't like JW because the music didn't sound English enough? Fact or fiction?   
    Not to my knowledge, which is a shame because she's certainly reaping the benefits of having such an incredible sonic brand for her empire!
     
    Still sour at the fact she vetoed Williams' original plans for the Children's Suite from Philosopher's Stone, it could've been a wonderful project in the vein of Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. While I respect that she didn't want Potter to be used for educational purposes, the fact is that it would've been an exceptional way to introduce a new generation to the orchestra and further establish Williams' music as valid within the classical canon and as standard repertoire for the symphony orchestra. Thankfully the Live to Projection concerts have all but done that anyway, and you'd be hard-pressed to find an orchestra around the world that hasn't performed sold-out concerts featuring his music.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Tom in John Williams at the Kennedy Center (Jurassic Park LTP Pre-Concert Talk, June 24, 2022)   
    "its like farming."  What a brilliant line.  
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Max in John Williams at the Kennedy Center (Jurassic Park LTP Pre-Concert Talk, June 24, 2022)   
    Hey everyone,
     
    I meant to upload this sooner, but here is my recording of JW's Q&A before the Jurassic Park Live to Picture last Friday. My phone battery was running low, so I only got an audio recording of it.
     
    John Williams at the Kennedy Center (June 24, 2022)
     

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    Docteur Qui reacted to Tom in Indy 5 to begin recording Tuesday morning!   
    Hollywood and its stereotypes.   
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    Docteur Qui reacted to mstrox in Marvel Cinematic Universe Thread   
    If they’re tired of it, I recommend mixing things up.  A new position or just some good old fashioned roleplaying 
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    Docteur Qui reacted to BB-8 in Jurassic Park 2-CD (La-La Land) - 5th Of July 2022   
    JURASSIC PARK - THE LOST TEETH
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Chewy in Jurassic Park 2-CD (La-La Land) - 5th Of July 2022   
    It's here!! Loving that new Titus art
     

     

     

     

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    Docteur Qui reacted to crocodile in What is the last Television series you watched?   
    Well, I finished season 3 last night. It was a really strong ending actually. The show was mostly very good, although some of it frustrated me a bit. It's interesting to see something that connected with both Lost and Watchmen. If anything, Lindelof belongs on small screen. 
     
    Karol
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Koray Savas in What is the last Television series you watched?   
    It’s Top 3 for me. I oscillate on whether I like LOST more or this. 
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from bollemanneke in J.K. Rowling didn't like JW because the music didn't sound English enough? Fact or fiction?   
    Not to my knowledge, which is a shame because she's certainly reaping the benefits of having such an incredible sonic brand for her empire!
     
    Still sour at the fact she vetoed Williams' original plans for the Children's Suite from Philosopher's Stone, it could've been a wonderful project in the vein of Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. While I respect that she didn't want Potter to be used for educational purposes, the fact is that it would've been an exceptional way to introduce a new generation to the orchestra and further establish Williams' music as valid within the classical canon and as standard repertoire for the symphony orchestra. Thankfully the Live to Projection concerts have all but done that anyway, and you'd be hard-pressed to find an orchestra around the world that hasn't performed sold-out concerts featuring his music.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Anthony in BETTER CALL SAUL - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    Bolsa's reaction when Eladio finally left was priceless. The biggest "thank fuck that's over" expression. And then he immediately pours a drink.
     
     
    Now Kim is no longer a lawyer, Jimmy's taken top place.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Dr. Rick in BETTER CALL SAUL - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    Is that Jimmy's pinkie ring below the cinnamon roll?  
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Anthony in BETTER CALL SAUL - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    Right about now. GENE!!
     

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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Jay in BETTER CALL SAUL - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    I’m more curious about the other book from the 601 cold open - HG Wells’ The Time Machine. My theory: after Kim’s departure Saul obsessively reads the book again, this time in order to go back in time and prevent it from ever happening. The reason he works for Walt is so he can use his scientific knowledge to create a time machine and-
     

     
    lol not really. But man, I’ve been reading some pretty dumb theories on the BCS subreddit lately.
     
    Can’t wait for the next ep. When do the episode posters/artwork usually come out?
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Edmilson in BETTER CALL SAUL - spoilers allowed for all aired episodes   
    I’m more curious about the other book from the 601 cold open - HG Wells’ The Time Machine. My theory: after Kim’s departure Saul obsessively reads the book again, this time in order to go back in time and prevent it from ever happening. The reason he works for Walt is so he can use his scientific knowledge to create a time machine and-
     

     
    lol not really. But man, I’ve been reading some pretty dumb theories on the BCS subreddit lately.
     
    Can’t wait for the next ep. When do the episode posters/artwork usually come out?
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