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DarkMadrigal

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« on: 03-29-2005 07:23 »

Listening to the table reading for TDHAIP shed some light on the musical inspirations for Fry (*cough* *Queen*), and it also made me think of what the entire Opera would consist of. There are two real events in Leela: Orphan of the Stars (the Orphanarium and the Robot Devil's wheel) and the fictious battle with Godzilla (how 20th Century of Fry). Do you think there would be more fantasy scenes concocted by Fry between the openning and the end of Act 1 or would he pick real events (and if so... what would they be)?

What would the chunk of the second act be (after the scene with the Robot Devil) and what event would lead up to the climax of the end (the kiss)?

Maybe I'll answer when I'm not so tired.
Btb

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #1 on: 03-29-2005 23:08 »
« Last Edit on: 03-29-2005 23:08 »

Wow you lost me on "Listening to the table reading'.
Do you mean what fry would have put in his opera after it was ended when the Devil stopped it?
Jicannon

Urban Legend
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« Reply #2 on: 03-29-2005 23:27 »

He means he listened to the table reading of Devils Hands Btb....it's kind of obvious  wink
The table reading is on the dvds
TheRoyalFamily

Crustacean
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« Reply #3 on: 03-30-2005 02:52 »

The singing in the table reading was...interesting. I like how it actually came out much better. Good improv singing, though.
Nerd-o-rama

Urban Legend
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« Reply #4 on: 03-30-2005 03:22 »

I just wish the Queen parody had made it into the final version.

Gozilla let him go
Let him go!
I will not let him go
Let him go!
DarkMadrigal

Crustacean
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« Reply #5 on: 03-30-2005 06:34 »

I agree. It at least could've made it into the deleted scenes. Every deserves a Bohemian Rhapsody treatment; hell, even All Your Base got one. Now I'm trying to figure out the other musical segments in the reading most notably the part with the robot mafia and Tinny Tim. I know it had something to do with the opera performance rather than the actual opera. I wish the Neutral Planet staff had gotten to that transcript before they stopped updating.
Btb

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #6 on: 03-30-2005 17:40 »

Ok, im very stupid.  What is a table reading?  I probably know what it is and dont realize its called a table reading.
Wooter

Urban Legend
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« Reply #7 on: 03-30-2005 18:52 »

A table reading is where all the actors sit around a table and read their parts in the script out loud. It's sort of a first run-through. This allows the writers to see if the jokes work when spoken by the characters.
Btb

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #8 on: 03-30-2005 19:47 »

Oh ok thanks i understand now.
Zeep

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #9 on: 03-31-2005 03:46 »

they're found for certain episodes as easter eggs on the DVDs.
dr.bender nye

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #10 on: 04-01-2005 05:53 »
« Last Edit on: 04-01-2005 05:53 »

they also have one for a tale of two santas, season3 dvd set disc 1
T-Veronica

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« Reply #11 on: 04-03-2005 22:14 »

So, how does one get to said table reading easter eggs? 'Cause I REALLY wanna know. Really. In fact, this seems like the kinda thing that there would be a thread about. Is there one already?

"This is how I deal with insignificant bugs," said the spider to the fly, "How do you wish to die?"
SlackJawedMoron

Urban Legend
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« Reply #12 on: 04-03-2005 22:43 »

Select "Devil's hands are Idle Playthings" from the main menu, then push left or right on one of the options on the Devil's hands menu screen (I forget which one exactly. Just mess around and you'll find it). A set of the Robot Devil's hands will appear. Select them.
Andy1234

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« Reply #13 on: 04-04-2005 16:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Zeep:
they're found for certain episodes as easter eggs on the DVDs.

can you list them


This is just another signature.




Move along.
Tongue Luck

Starship Captain
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« Reply #14 on: 04-04-2005 23:02 »
« Last Edit on: 04-04-2005 23:02 »

Well, Andy, it's a pretty short list. Jaw explained how to access the Devil's Hand's table read in the post above yours (to be more specific, you go to its menu screen and press the up button).

The only other available table read is for A Tale of Two Santas. Go to its menu screen, press the right (as in opposite of left) button. A candy cane frame should appear around the promo image. Press play. Enjoy.

More on easter eggs.

Back on topic, I can see him ripping off other iconic movies. Maybe he and Leela could fly a la Superman and Lois Lane, while Sal and/or Scruffy suspended them from ropes backstage. Prob'ly some shipper episode shoutouts as well:

(sung to the tune of Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik)
"Fry, oh Fry, oh Fry, oh please don't die!
I'll fill, your lungs, mouth-to-mouth with no tongues"
"Leela, I've regained consciousness
Now my love I confess
U leave me breeeaaathless"
"Your candy
Message oh so apropos
Although I didn't know
They hyphenated those.
Hap.. py
Valentine's Day,
Fry. Let's dump the candy
And go home--" "Go all the way!

...

No?"
T-Veronica

Bending Unit
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« Reply #15 on: 04-10-2005 13:16 »

Thanks so much for the eggy info. ^_^

"This is how I deal with insignificant bugs," said the spider to the fly, "How do you wish to die?"
Venus

Urban Legend
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« Reply #16 on: 04-10-2005 14:23 »

cute song. Rather clever.
Shiny

Professor
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« Reply #17 on: 02-18-2006 17:39 »
« Last Edit on: 02-18-2006 17:39 »

I've been thinking about this thread off and on over the past few months (yes, it's true, I have no real life   wink ) and wondering what the rest of the opera would have been like.

After perusing the ep many times, the table read 2-3 times, and the bit Fry was writing on the balcony, I've come to the conclusion that Leela: Orphan of the Stars was structured rather like the ballet The Nutcracker - most of the plot being in its first half, the rest just spectacle.  Act I introduced Leela, her origins, her heroism, and Fry's quest to win her heart.  Act II would have been a holophoner extravaganza of spectacular visuals and music, rather like Fry's piece in Parasites Lost, only more so.  This would have been Fry going all out to show Leela "what I see when I think of you," and would have showcased his skills and the strengths of the holophoner as an instrument. At least part of it would have been holophoner-generated Fry and Leela dancing, probably through fantasy landscapes and space scenes. 

The entire first act of the opera was a buildup to the second, so even though Leela saw the first half and heard a little of it, it never got to the "important part" (as Fry would have seen it), the part designed to express what Fry feels for Leela.    This tallies with Fry's luck, and makes the episode even more tragic for him, poor guy.

So, what do you guys think of that theory?
Arkan

Bending Unit
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« Reply #18 on: 02-18-2006 18:52 »

Yeah, I think that sounds pretty damn plausible. Sounds like the kind of thing Fry would do, anyway... Poor thing, as if he needed it to be any more tragic!
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