I am truly sorry for necroing this thread but…
I have just watched the episode with the minecraft references in it and oh my goodness it made me quite annoyed.
Not only has the writing, up to this point, been sketchy at best but it betrays a breathtaking disregard for the subject matter and audience. This is a show who’s main audience is geeks and yet they have neglected to perform even rudimentary research into the tech subject matter that would have caught numerous factual errors.
Its not the fact it is nonsense is getting me into a lather, that is all covered in the “willing suspension of disbelief” clause (and who didn’t love the Technobabble-As-Art of TNG), it is the misapplication of terms and concepts that would have taken a 2 minute conversation with any teenager to correct.
Imagine if they decided to reference a baseball game by “explaining” that a ‘ball’ is pushed on the ground around a ‘diamond’ with a wooden poker called a ‘bat’ and each team spits on the ground to celebrate a goal.
I surmise that the reason this is permitted in the show is that the writers either don’t care about the target audience or they are too ignorant to realise that just sprinking buzz words into dialog does not endear the show to the audience but alienates them.
I am now done ranting please continue. I am only ranting because I really wanted to love this show and to have it spoiled by ignorance or simple lack of attention boggles my mind. Do these show execs really not like money? Fail to prepare prepare to fail etc etc . froth… twitch…
No really I am done now.