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Hot on Inside Movies: 'New Moon' Reviews, Werner Herzog, Best '30s Movies

by Daynah Burnett, posted Nov 19th 2009 5:35PM
It's that time of the day here at Inside TV, when we put down the remote and check in with our silver screen siblings over at Inside Movies.

• You may have heard of a little movie opening up tomorrow: 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon.' You can find out what the critics are saying in the film's review roundup.

• My So-Called Dress: Claire Danes arrives at the premiere of her new film 'Me & Orson Welles' and gives the crowd more than just a smile. Check out the NSFW pics.

• With Werner Herzog's remake of cult classic 'Bad Lieutenant' opening up this weekend, Inside Movies cozies up with the acclaimed director to discuss Hurricane Katrina, new-age humbug and why it's OK with him if you laugh at his films.

• From 'Frankenstein' to 'The Wizard of Oz,' take a trip through Hollywood's Golden age in a collection of best '30s movies.

• Looks like Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan aren't the only rom-com pair that audiences love. Take a look at some romantic comedy couples that should consider an onscreeen reunion.

• And finally, a linguist in Minnesota actually taught his son to speak Klingon instead of English, and the results just might surprise you!

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Get down to the bumping bass of 'SuvwI'pu' qan tu'lu'be'

by Danny Gallagher, posted Oct 19th 2009 9:32PM
If you thought the phlegm filled syllables of the Klingon language couldn't make ordinary human music sound as sweet as the innocent cheeps of a nest of newborn birds, then you'd be right.

Klenginem, a member of the Klingon tribe (I don't know what the politically correct term for Klingon is these days, Romulan-Americans?), has turned Eminem's self-serving ditty "Without Me" into a self-serving Klingon ditty.

Don't try and sing along if you aren't fluent in the words of the warrior, or it will turn your esophagus inside out.



[via Neatorama]

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Happy Meals with Klingons

by Brad Trechak, posted Aug 2nd 2009 1:30PM
Star TrekThanks to the magic of the Internet, we can now recall that around the time the Star Trek franchise was moving from television to movies with Star Trek: The Motion Picture (waaayyyyy back in the 70's), apparently Paramount had Klingons shilling for McDonald's Happy Meals. No, seriously.

It makes me wonder exactly what was in the Happy Meals that made the Klingons like it so much. Wasn't it established during Star Trek: The Next Generation that Klingons like to eat live worms? Perhaps that was in place of the french fries. I recall eating a Happy Meal or two back in the day and don't recall eating anything that would be palatable to a Klingon.

I'm sure there has been much sillier Star Trek merchandise being pushed since then given the ubiquity of the franchise, but this commercial did make me laugh a little. Here's the video so you can judge for yourself.

[via Topless Robot]



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Frasier: Star Mitzvah - VIDEO

by Allison Waldman, posted Jul 10th 2008 10:03AM
Frasier- Niles and FrasThe bar mitzvah is a Jewish rite of passage, the time in a boy's life when he becomes a man -- symbolically -- by reading from the Torah. When a girl does the ritual, it's called a bat mitzvah. I mention all this because in TV, the bar/bat mitzvah has been the catalyst for some wonderful episodes, mostly on sitcoms.

The Simpsons celebrated Krusty the Klown's bar mitzvah in the episode "Today I Am A Klown," which was a variation on one of the all-time great sitcom bar mitzvahs of all time: the episode "Buddy Sorrell, Man and Boy," on The Dick Van Dyke Show. Square Pegs shared "Muffy's Bat Mitzvah" with viewers, and this past season, Curb Your Enthusiasm's Larry David used his friend Jeff Greene's daughter Sammi's bat mitzvah to announce that he never put a gerbil up his butt.

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Star Trek: Klingons and ... Squirrel?

by Brett Love, posted Sep 8th 2006 2:07PM
Norwescon squirrellIn honor of the 40th Anniversary of Star Trek, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite Star Trek stories. I tell it to you as it was told to me.

So, I go to a science fiction convention every year called Norwescon.

For years, a guy comes to the convention dressed as a giant squirrel. No discernible reason to dress as a squirrel at a science fiction convention, but he dresses as one, nonetheless. Hey, I'm cool with it.

I was speculating with my friend Rob one year "Where's the Squirrel? I haven't seen him yet," when a woman dressed as a Klingon piped up: "He's not here yet. Should be showing up tonight."

Figuring she knows the Squirrel, I asked "You know the Squirrel?" She responded with a story that, while true, is very strange. Norwescon usually has a fairly large Klingon contingent. Most are allied in one specific band, with usually a half-dozen or so freelancers. One year the Klingon Band (I forget their ship name) was wandering the halls and ran into the Squirrel.

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How do Klingons make vegetarian lasagna?

by Anna Johns, posted Feb 12th 2006 8:24AM
worf klingon recipeWell, first you need to invite over a vegetarian and get him talking. Then, when he's comfortable, catch him by surprise and "beat him to death with a sack of phone books".

Thus begins the Klingon recipe for vegetarian lasagna, according to humorist Mike Richardson-Bryan over at McSweeneys. Richardson-Bryan also wrote Klingon recipes for Homestyle Gagh, Heart of Targ, Thing on a Stick (a.k.a. Bachelor's Delight) and Tribble Nuggets, which involve a lot of shooting and then stomping Tribbles into nuggets. Funny stuff. Also check out the writer's Klingon Personal Ads and Klingon Fairy Tales for McSweeneys.

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