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Conventions of Space and Time 

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At the Inspector SpaceTime Convention, Abed finds a new "soulmate," Jeff discovers he looks like one of the show's villains, Shirley and Pierce join a focus group, and Annie pretends to be Jeff's wife.

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Michael Patrick Jann (as Michael P. Jann)

Writers:

Dan Harmon (created by), Maggie Bandur | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joel McHale ... Jeff Winger
Gillian Jacobs ... Britta Perry
Danny Pudi ... Abed Nadir
Yvette Nicole Brown ... Shirley Bennett
Alison Brie ... Annie Edison
Donald Glover ... Troy Barnes
Jim Rash ... Dean Pelton (credit only)
Ken Jeong ... Ben Chang (credit only)
Chevy Chase ... Pierce Hawthorne
Matt Lucas ... Toby
Tricia Helfer ... Lauren
Chris Tallman ... Bellman
JR Reed ... Inspector Spacetime
Mark Ryan ... Constable Edmund
Brad Stevens Brad Stevens ... Official Man
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At the Inspector SpaceTime Convention, Abed finds a new "soulmate," Jeff discovers he looks like one of the show's villains, Shirley and Pierce join a focus group, and Annie pretends to be Jeff's wife.

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Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Annie asks Jeff for an Appletini, which is the favorite drink of Zach Braff's character in Scrubs (2001). Earlier in the series Jeff complains about being compared to Zach Braff. See more »

Goofs

As Troy receives the quantum spanner he's holding it where it's lit up, then in the next shot he's holding it lower, then back up again. See more »

Quotes

Britta Perry: Can't we just tell Abed that we're sleeping together?
Troy Barnes: No. No. Abed's fragile. We have to ease him into it, okay? Do we want him to freak out and then we have to rescue him from some fantasy world where submarines are small enough to enter the bloodstream?
[Thinks about it]
Troy Barnes: I totally want to do that.
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Connections

References Fantastic Voyage (1966) See more »

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Greendale is Where I Belong
Performed by Ludwig Göransson
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Different but good
22 February 2013 | by salve-lineSee all my reviews

I think it's pretty clear by now that Season 4 has slightly different priorities than the show had before, namely putting more weight on the sentimental parts. That may or may not sit well with you but that's where we are.

That being said, "Conventions of Space and Time" gets it down well. Not spoiling anything, Troy and Abed's relationship is a big focus of the episode and the issues are presented and resolved in a way only those two could while actually managing to be taken seriously. Overall the Episode features plenty of clever references, stays true to the characters and has plenty of heart. It's not a comedic powerhouse like Community at its best but it got several laughs out of me.

All in all, I'd rate it similarly to "Paranormal Parentage" in that it essentially includes many things I'm looking for in Community, it's just not quite up there with the show's highlights.

Oh, and you get to see Gillian Jacobs in her underwear. How's that for motivation?


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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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