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Binder

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« on: 08-26-2004 15:32 »

Now that all of the seasons are out on DVD everywhere, I was thinking of various mini marathons that could be held with episodes that had similar plots or ongoing storylines. For example, all of the Fry's past episodes in a row or Leela's past episodes or all of the Cryogenic tube Nibbler episodes in a row...the marathons are almost (but not quite) endless!

Any other ideas/recommendations?

"I like Fri, leele and binder but not the old guy"
-Early review of "Space Pilot 3000" in the Fox.com forums
Nibblonian

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« Reply #1 on: 08-26-2004 15:39 »

Music numbers! All the shows with music numbers like the Devil's Hands (which coincidentally IS on tonight on Adult Swim, 11:30 EST), Hell is Other Robots, How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back, and other beauties!
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #2 on: 08-26-2004 15:48 »

There's always the idea of running all 72 episodes through in one sitting ... but you need at least 30 uninterrupted hours to account for about 26.5 hours of actual episode watching, plus time for breaks and snack runs. 

Closer to your question, try watching all the episodes that have nothing to do with the underlying storyline of the series.  It would be an interesting experiment to see how the show would be a dry whithered husk of a cartoon (like most other shows, animated or live action) without the backstory, shippiness, etc.

There's also the idea of an Emmy nominated episode watchathon, or compile both Emmy and Annie nominated episodes to get a few more in. 

I like Nibblonian's idea ... it's a great one to do on a lazy afternoon.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #3 on: 08-26-2004 16:45 »

How about every episode in which Bender says "Bite my shiney Metal Ass"...
j_ohanley

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« Reply #4 on: 08-26-2004 17:03 »

I watched Space Pilot 3000, Loves Labors Lost in Space, Day the Earth Stood Stupid, Roswell that Ends Well, and Why of Fry in a 100 minute minimarathon. It was great, because the first four episodes had nothing to do with each other, even though all were vital to number five.
RCS

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« Reply #5 on: 11-04-2004 16:01 »

I had another topic, which was closed, because other topics existed, though I didn't want to commit "thread necromancy", but since evidently it was suggested by an admin himself, I presume it would be feasable for me to continue this topic here.

The original topic could be found here.
 http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/Futurama/1-003817-1/

I do not own a digital camera, unfortunately, Zoidberg227.  I'm having enough problems, ATM, paying for gas, with a pickup with really bad milage.  I've been ending up spending about 60 dollars a week on gas.  But as for them being "guests", the pool is only optional.  I am already providing free snacks for everybody, and tons of coffee for anybody who wants to join me in the Fry Coffee Challenge.  However, so far, I'm the only person here suicidal enough to attempt this.

winna, I had thought about doing that, renting a theater, but that would probably cost far too much.  Perhaps, though, renting a big-screen tv, like was suggested, would be the most feasable choice.  I can move the beds out of my bedroom, which is pretty large, and place the tv in there.  I can probably borrow a friend's surround sound system, since these newer speakers are much smaller, and easier to move.

This will definately be something that I'll enjoy... can't wait!


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Bender-is-Great

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« Reply #6 on: 11-04-2004 16:15 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
How about every episode in which Bender says "Bite my shiney Metal Ass"...

Umm...wouldn't that be all of them??  big grin  (Or most anyway)

If ignorance if bliss, you'd think more people would be happy when you tell them they're an idiot!
laroquettespine

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« Reply #7 on: 11-04-2004 18:26 »
« Last Edit on: 11-04-2004 18:26 »

Would it be blasphemous to suggest that you skip the normal opening/closing credits (at least past the cold opening and/or the opening tagline)?

Off the top of my head, seems like that would shave an hour or so off the total time (four seasons, 13 episodes per season, two minutes for credits--104 minutes, right?).

EDIT:  correction (all I had to do was look up--sigh)...72 episodes, averaging two minutes deleted from each, makes it more like two hours and change.
spawn_2008

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« Reply #8 on: 11-04-2004 19:18 »
« Last Edit on: 11-04-2004 19:18 »

How about a mini marathon where Fry has a different love interest, "Cryogenic Woman", "How Hermes Requisitioned his Groove back", "I Dated a Robot", and the one where Amy and Fry are dating, and so on.
RCS

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« Reply #9 on: 11-04-2004 19:34 »

I can't speak for any others, but the marathon I'm doing is a full 72 episode marathon.


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spawn_2008

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« Reply #10 on: 11-04-2004 19:43 »

72 x 23 minutes = A really long time.

I tried that, but 23 episodes in I started thinking I was in Futurama, I went to all the local bars asking for Bender, you would not believe how many times I got punched in the face.
Gambit

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« Reply #11 on: 11-05-2004 06:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Zoidberg227:
There's always the idea of running all 72 episodes through in one sitting ... but you need at least 30 uninterrupted hours to account for about 26.5 hours of actual episode watching, plus time for breaks and snack runs. 
i did that! it took 26 hours ish, it was the best day of my life

  big grin

You read it, you cant unread it!
newhook_1

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« Reply #12 on: 11-05-2004 06:34 »

Me and a friend watch one season every Saturday for 4 weeks last month. Fun stuff for those with no date on Saturday night.
Beamer

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« Reply #13 on: 11-05-2004 06:54 »

The closest thing I've ever done to a mini-marathon is when my friend & I watched the entire first season in order over one weekend... nothing special, but it was pretty cool at the time, considering it was the only DVD I owned then, and he'd never seen any of Season 1 before.

Also, for an idea of a mini-marathon, you could screen all the episodes that prominently feature Zapp Brannigan. Damn, that'd be one hilarious marathon.  smile
vague_space

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« Reply #14 on: 11-05-2004 09:15 »

i like the idea of an Elzar mini-marathon. he's probably my favourite character outside the Planet Express crew. i also like the Neptunian four-armed drummer playing in Beck's band in BITW.
evan

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« Reply #15 on: 11-05-2004 22:38 »

I have ADD when it comes to watching dvds.  At most, I can only watch like six episodes in a row before I get antsy.  After that, I have to take a break and unwind myself.  Usually I watch these marathons when I got the boxed sets, but since there's no new boxed sets, I won't be doing a marathon anymore.
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