The Weakest Link (Star Trek special) a riot

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  1. Mohsen Sadeghi

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    It was a fun episode which had me laughing out loud. Particularly when Ann asked Will Shatner if he is famous for a particular scene. Shatner said yes, came to Ann and tried to kiss her, saying afterward: was it good for you? I think it was a set up, but still funny.

    The Wesley (sp.?) guy was really annoying. He pretended it was a play act at the end but I guess he was really a jerk.
     
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    I was disappointed... I wanted a full hour of Shatner being Shatner. [​IMG]
    Actually, from what I've heard, Wheaton's a pretty grounded guy, and I'll buy that he was putting on an act by the end - for these celebrity ones, Ann seems to be willing to play along.
    Did anyone else think that the shot Roxann Dawson took at him seemed odd, since she seemed to be flirting earlier?
    Anyway, I hope they get back to regular contestants soon. The celebrity ones are kind of fun, but Ann doesn't scare them, and half the fun of the show is Ms. Robinson intimidating people.
     
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    Jason, I must respectfully disagree. The only time I have watched the show is the celebrity versions. The "regular people" versions bore me. There's no reason for her to be mean to them. But seeing her dis the celeb's is great!

    I think the celebrity version has become a game of "Who can break Ann up!" Ben Stein did it, and I'm not sure who else. Of course, we might not know, with the video editing they do!
     
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    I enjoyed the show, and was amazed how often they were able to bank larger than usual amounts. Congratulations to Levar Burton's charity, Junior Achievement.
     
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    Does anyone remember what was Levar Burton's last question and answer? I missed it!
    Great show! Probably the best celebrity Weakest Link I've watched up to now. Shimerman, Picardo and Burton all had a lot of class. De Lancie was booted off too quickly to actually get an idea of his off-air personality. Wheaton was just as obnoxious as the character he played in the series and should have been voted off as soon as he started to be annoying. Crosby and Dawson were pretty much ordinary although I remember one of them missing out on a chance to bank a chunk of change before time ran out. And Shatner? His overactive libido is not all that unusual for someone who comes from Montreal. We're all sex maniacs over here! [​IMG]
     
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    I can't remember the exact phrasing of the question, but it went along the lines of "What term, derived from Latin, is used to describe conditions, events, etc. in the U.S. prior to the American Civil War?" Levar looked like he wasn't going going to be able to answer it, but then got it right before the time ran out: Antebellum.
     
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    I'm no huge fan of TV, and from what I've heard, "Weakest Link" is another show I'd have no interest in, but I do kind of wish I'd seen it, just to see what you all are complaining about with Wil Wheaton's appearance. I recently stumbled across his website, and from everything I've read on there, he's hilarious, very grounded in reality, and not at all "Wesley Crusher." It's a shame so few people seem to be able to seperate the actor from the part, especially where Wil/Wesley is concerned.
     
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    That was one of the funniest 'Weakest Links' I've ever seen, probably because of my familiarity with the ST Franchise in general. When I first turned on the tellie I thought that Shatner was hosting, just because he has that 'game show host' vibe. His moment with Ann was brutally funny, the guy was all class.
    I didn't think that Weaton was funny. He was trying to hard to be 'a presense,' so his spontaneous replies came off as rude... then, not wanting to backpedal, he ran with it and came off as a jackass. [​IMG] If he hadn't tried so hard initially, he would have probably done a better job.
    Joseph
     
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    I neevr watch that show, but I couldn't resist last night because of Shatner. He was great as always. [​IMG]
     
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    I loved it!

    Wil Wheaton was so hilarious.

    "Pretentious Wil"

    I wanted more Shatner though..

    He's my hero!

    Will this episode re-air?

    Nathan
     

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