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November 15, 2018 2:54 PM   Subscribe

Well that was some kind of supercut!
posted by sammyo at 3:02 PM on November 15 [3 favorites]

I didn’t...detect any repetitions in scenes. Are those all unique instances? Wow.

I’ve wondered how people do this. Do they consult a script database for instances of the phrase, and then go looking in each episode video to get those clips?

Anyway, by the end of the song, I was beginning to feel like Jon Lovitz on Friends (YT):




The word has lost all meaning.”
posted by darkstar at 3:14 PM on November 15 [3 favorites]

I love the franchise but man was the writing consistently lazy.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 3:14 PM on November 15 [2 favorites]

I’ve wondered how people do this

You could search through the closed-caption text to find the words or phrases you want, though I don't know whether there's an easy way to correlate that to timestamps.
posted by ook at 3:18 PM on November 15 [1 favorite]

Some kind of supercut indeed!

Most computer based subtitles are basically nothing but lines of text headed with timestamps. (Not counting color codes and rich text codes.)
posted by Samizdata at 3:31 PM on November 15 [1 favorite]

Supercuts are fun, but this could be made into some kind of solid techno dance mix with just a dozen or so of those samples. We need to get Information Society on this.
posted by MrBobaFett at 3:44 PM on November 15 [4 favorites]

Yeah, I know this about subs because I have a bad time with NOT correcting them when I see them with errors. Sometimes it can double the viewing time of a movie if they are bad. Next on my list is figuring out resyncing.
posted by Samizdata at 3:57 PM on November 15

<eyebrow lift>Fascinating.</eyebrow lift>
posted by peeedro at 5:09 PM on November 15 [5 favorites]

See, why can't Siri or Google or Alexa or whoever the fuck just do this for us yet? Like, Siri, go through all the episodes of All My Children ever for every instance of the word "pudding"? It's cute that people do supercuts as a labor of love (and this was pretty good!), but dammit AI should be doing the grunt work by now.
posted by Burhanistan at 5:28 PM on November 15 [3 favorites]

OK now do it for the X-Files and "So what you're saying is..."
posted by soren_lorensen at 6:24 PM on November 15 [4 favorites]

That's fantastic that someone noticed all those instances. I will be aware of that phrase from now on and never use it in my writing. Hopefully.
posted by zardoz at 6:41 PM on November 15 [1 favorite]

Oh god, I’ve seen the video twice, and have now started parroting the phrase to myself while walking around the house and interacting with mundane objects.

“Sone kind of...recycle bin resembling receptacle that needs to be emptied.”

“Some kind of...leaflet object hanging on my door.”

“Some kind of...sudsy detergent-like solution.”

I’ve been earwigged!!
posted by darkstar at 6:42 PM on November 15 [1 favorite]

I'm at a loss for words !
posted by seawallrunner at 10:46 PM on November 15

can confirm. that show was some kind of full of some kind of.
posted by numaner at 11:54 PM on November 15 [2 favorites]

i still need a rewatch binge though. <3 b'elanna
posted by numaner at 11:54 PM on November 15

at 1:48
B'elanna: "some kind of organic fluid"
Tuvok: * raises eyebrow *
posted by numaner at 11:57 PM on November 15 [2 favorites]

Hooray mystery meat!
posted by Brocktoon at 5:32 AM on November 16 [1 favorite]

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