Would questions about clarifying things heard while watching a movie or TV episode commentary be on-topic on the main site? If someone wondered what a term or reference meant, from a commentary track, is that allowed?

And what about references on commentaries by a third party, ala MST3K, Film Crew, RiffTrax, Cinematic Titanic, etc? I hope this would be considered more than merely trivia, as it does add understanding and enjoyment to the experience.

  • So what you're basically asking is if it would be Ok to ask questions about the content of commentary tracks. Did I get that right?
    – Napoleon Wilson Mod
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 17:02
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    If you are basically asking about what some random word means, and the only link between that word and movies and/or TV is that it was mentioned in a video about movies and/or TV, I doubt that would be on topic here
    – user5603
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 17:15
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    @MeatTrademark IMO, no. Commentary tracks seem peripheral to me. And while asking about MST seems fine since it was a TV show, the rest, again, however illuminating it is, seems peripheral.
    – Walt
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 17:33
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    For posterity, I am not asking about connections between random words and videos on the internet. RiffTrax and Cinematic Titanic are legitimate businesses that also have physical releases. Same with MST3K, which also used to be a TV show (for over 10 years). And the Film Crew released 4 DVDs and I bought those in stores. This question has absolutely nothing to do with videos "about movies and/or TV." Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 18:27
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    Can you give an example question?
    – iandotkelly Mod
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 22:29
  • I forgot my original example, but something along the lines of "now it's garbage!" being shouted during an MST3K episode. It sounded familiar to me, but I couldn't place it for the longest time. (It's an Odd Couple reference.) Remembering this added to my enjoyment of the "experiment" the next time I saw it. A lot. This is not the best example, but is one. Plus, I don't expect an influx of commentary questions. "It's not a problem until it's a problem," right? Also, I hope this wasn't too timely a reply! Commented Feb 13, 2016 at 1:44


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