Waffle Boats

The thing that annoys me the most about this season of Legion -- and wow, there is a lot that annoys me about this season of Legion -- is the Waffle Boats. They sit across from each other! That's not how sushi boats work! It's a loop! Someone would have to crawl under the table every time!

The dude with the cane would be like, "Really? You're gonna make me crawl under again? Let me sit on this side this time."


I mean, ok, also this season has also reached a Twin Peaks level of self-indulgent incoherence in almost every other respect as well.

But it's the waffle boats that really bug me.

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22 Responses:

  1. Wout says:

    They just didn't picture the awesome boat lift+epic splash ride the boats make all the time over the entrance to the inner part…

  2. piero says:

    there could be some stairs under the belt, three steps down then three steps up again. or, different entrances to the restaurant, depending on the side of the belt you want to end up. the possibilities are endless and let me say, exciting

    • mr. jordan says:

      maybe the waffle boats make a half turn and they're sat on the same side?

    • Pavel says:

      It would make more sense to simply elevate the conveyor to pass above the customers; it would also keep the place handicap accessible on both sides.

      But I haven't seen the episode in question, so I don't know if they make it clear that this isn't the case.

    • Andrew Klossner says:

      The two sides of the belt are the inside and the outside. A restaurant entrance on the inside would be interesting. I picture a spiral staircase descending from the mezzanine level.

  3. Steve says:

    I've now watched a couple episodes twice, because I didn't get them the first time. On second viewing I decided they are not meant to be gotten.

    • Not Frank says:

      This -- and the original post -- are good, in that I'd been hearing good things and had been thinking about picking this series up, but I do not need another source of significant incoherence in my life.

  4. rex roof says:

    this show values visual style above all else, including reality.
    I'm not even convinced these scenes in the restaurant are really happening.

    • Pavel says:

      Isn't that part of the whole shtick of Legion? It actually kind of turned me off to the show; I don't want to watch something where the rug can be pulled out from under me quite so easily.

  5. Jan! says:

    I have been to at least one restaurant with a conveyor belt that simply turns around at the end, like a cul-de-sac street. (Think of a two-lane street with one lane per direction.)

    That saves space, at the cost of seeing some things pass twice. Which also happens in a regular loop, but with more time in between.

    What a story, eh?

  6. thielges says:

    Hollywood can get away with this because 99% of the public has no sense of topology. This is similar to how impossible physics gets a free pass in SciFi. Like when the Six Million Dollar Man lifts a car over his head while standing on a 2x4. Sure he’s super strong, but what about the toobafor that the car’s weight ultimately transfers onto?

  7. Julian says:

    I dunno what you mean, I eat at Möbius Sushi all the time and it's fine!

  8. Let me guess that one of the other things that annoy about this season of Legion was the subplot with the slimy black meme monster that crawls into people's ears.

  9. MattyJ says:

    The most egregious thing about this is that these are waffles we're talking about, which need to be served hot. Half a lap around that thing and you're eating cold waffles. NO THANKS.

    • jwz says:

      This is a pretty apt commentary on real-life sushi boats, though, so I'll allow it.

    • Tim says:

      ...unless the canal is a giant bain-marie. Then you could also use it as a fondue while waiting.

      • Ben says:

        If there's a restaurant where I can get a waffle conveyed to me on a literal river of cheese, I want the address.

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