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« on: 12-09-2001 14:35 »

Here you go, the review/thoughts thread for roswell. I know we sort of have two places to post about the new episode, but cut and paste is valid   wink plus, peel is suited for discussion, cgef is only for review. Keep this thread clean of chit chat though.

This thread will include SPOILERS so stop reading if you dont want to know.
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« Reply #1 on: 12-09-2001 14:40 »
« Last Edit on: 12-09-2001 14:40 »

What a fantastic episode!! Oh My God!!
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« Reply #2 on: 12-09-2001 16:46 »

Damn you all lucky Americans, you have Season 4 just premiered! *sob* I want it too... *sob* It took 3 years for Futurama to premiere here in Russia (WOOOOOT Season 1 premiers TOMORROW, 10 Dec WOOOOOOOOT).

No Futurama and No New Episodes makes Gila Monster CRAZY.
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« Reply #3 on: 12-09-2001 16:57 »

Not all Americans will see the season premiere.  Some of us will see only part of the episode (if we're lucky), due to an NFL game.

Weep for us.
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« Reply #4 on: 12-09-2001 17:09 »
« Last Edit on: 12-09-2001 17:09 »

damn redskins!   up yours

well by my count, it is 7:17.  Guess what I'm watching?! Football!
 up yours
I'm going to move to another country now, because the only thing America had going for it was that I could see Futurama when or before everyone else did.  Any takers?  up yours 
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« Reply #5 on: 12-09-2001 17:12 »

^haha. I live in michigan no NFL game here.
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« Reply #6 on: 12-09-2001 19:12 »

It's only at the two minute warning and it's 6:10.   up yours I'm sure I'm the first person with this thought: Fox stinks. Looks like there will be no review from me. (Stupid rant: I live in Minnesota. Fox usually shows every single Vikings game in this town. Today, CBS showed the Vikes game and Fox showed a movie at noon, so we were left with the Redskins at 3. How incredibly lame.)
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« Reply #7 on: 12-09-2001 19:28 »

Welcome to PEEL, chinaski.

I'll weep for all Americans who can't see the episode tonight because of NFL.  cry

But consider the fact that we Europeans (and other Terrans out there) wont get the chance to see the new season before hell freezes over  cry (well, on television at least).
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« Reply #8 on: 12-09-2001 19:30 »

damn those redskins!  Also damn my roomate who switched the channel @ 7:30!  Did Futurama end up airing?
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« Reply #9 on: 12-09-2001 19:39 »

Will you guys did miss anying the episode was dumb and odd with
  puke
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« Reply #10 on: 12-09-2001 19:44 »

728905436789)^&*()!^$&#*)(!%^&#@*$_^!*&@()$#^!&~*$(_^&@#!~*()!!!!!!!!!!!  up yours
    Any questions?
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« Reply #11 on: 12-09-2001 19:45 »

Rawkus.  One of the better episodes I've seen in a while.  I like to see that the ship's torpedo tubes get some usage.  Otherwise, it was pretty funny.  The crew protecting the future gave Zoidberg a great opportunity to make some serious gains.  I particularly enjoyed his interrogation by Harry Truman.  The premise of Fry knocking boots with his grandma wasn't that bad, until she turned out to be so grandmotherly.  Other than that, it was a good, screwball episode.
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« Reply #12 on: 12-09-2001 19:47 »

ok yea.  I can see how people who haven't seen season 3 yet would be upset.  But this football crap is like if someone told you they got you a awesome present, showed you the box and then stood around talking about football for exactly 29 minutes and then gave you a big pile of crap instead (koth).  At least if i would of KNOWN for sure that we wouldn't see it, I could of done something productive, rather than sit at yell at the TV for 30 minutes.
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« Reply #13 on: 12-09-2001 19:52 »

Yes. Usually "primetime" isn't announced at the end of the post-game show when something like this is going to happen. Someday.
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« Reply #14 on: 12-09-2001 20:41 »

Hmm . . . just to add a bit of fresh air to this REVIEW thread . . .

Brilliant episode.  Chock full of laughs.  They used every character brilliantly.  And negative for using a cliched plot development:
but all in all, totally worth the wait.
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« Reply #15 on: 12-09-2001 20:44 »

We interrupt this football game for Futurama.
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« Reply #16 on: 12-09-2001 21:01 »
« Last Edit on: 12-09-2001 21:01 by Nixorbo »

I say! What a great season opener. Not only was the plot great, but the jokes within it were great as well: Fry spraying on his army suit, Fry smelling blue, Fry getting Enos is more danger than Enos would have originally gotten himself into. One of the first things you would have definitely noticed were the effects. There were more computerized images and moving objects were blurred to give it a more realistic look to it. Futurama has obviously upgraded to a better level. The cinematography is great! There are always different methods in which to travel through time, and I think the Futurama staff did a good job with that.

It was hilarious how Bender still managed to steal a wallet with his arm independent from his body. Was it just me or did you just laugh your ass off when Zoidberg freaked out when he found out that the buffet was free?! Thank God I wasn't drinking anything, because I would have spit it out! Seeing Farnsworth and Leela in a new get-up is always fun. It's great how consistent Futurama is; Leela did say "axe" instead of "ask" after all.  The best part was when Enos hinted  that he was gay. Fry’s reaction was the funniest!  Truman is such a nut! Wait, if Enos died, he didn't get to clean the toilet! The sergeant still ate on it! Finally, Zoidberg made a funny intended joke! Seeing the Planet Express ship blow the crap out of the military base is always a good thing. Leela can still kick ass even with a jetpack.

At first it was their mission to not change the past, but screw that! You know that classic old example of how you can become your own grandfather? Who actually expected anybody to revolve an episode around it? Again, Fry gets lucky...ew. And, of course, gotta love all of that slapping Fry received from Leela.

My favorite quotes:

Fry: No dessert for me, just coffee!

Fry: I dunno, maybe God l loves me
Bender laughs

Mildred: No sir, I'm afraid I don't take much solace in the fact that the implosion trigger
functioned perfectly.

Zoidberg: Are you coming on to me?
President Truman: Hot crackers! I take exception to that!
Zoidberg: I didn't hear a no.

Farnsworth: Oh, a lesson in not change history from Mr. I'm my own Grandpa!
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« Reply #17 on: 12-09-2001 22:41 »

Good episode! Not the best, but I liked it a lot  big grin


The whole fry father thing was a little weird though.   puke

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« Reply #18 on: 12-09-2001 22:43 »

hehehe, fry being his own grandfather...thats brilliant  big grin  big grin  big grin

that ep was great! im gonna go watch it again on my vcr  big grin
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« Reply #19 on: 12-09-2001 22:45 »

btw, welcome to PEEL chinaski!  smile
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« Reply #20 on: 12-09-2001 22:46 »

welcome to the board of tomorrow, slapper!  smile
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« Reply #21 on: 12-09-2001 23:04 »

The more I think about it, the more I wonder...is Fry his own grandfather?  Couldn't Enos have impregnated his fiancee prior to this episode?  Maybe fornication wasn't accepted in 1940's culture, but that doesn't mean it didn't happen.  Enos isn't a sailor home from sea duty, but he was a soldier and WWII just ended two years ago...but then again, who am I to speculate?
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« Reply #22 on: 12-09-2001 23:07 »

No one meantioned yet..Bender being trapped in the ground for over 1050 years and he was enjoying it...until Fry dug him up! it was typical Bender! Great stuff!
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« Reply #23 on: 12-09-2001 23:18 »

DT88, I think/thought that is a very viable possibility.  Although it really does depend on Enos being smart enough . . .
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« Reply #24 on: 12-10-2001 00:29 »

 
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We interrupt this football game for Futurama.

I remember when ABC interrupted the SuperBowl for Disneys' presentation of Heidi. These days, nothing short of nuclear war will interrupt a football broadcast.  roll eyes

Need yet another reason why the East Coast sucks? I live in LA. I saw the ep.  tongue
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« Reply #25 on: 12-10-2001 00:30 »

Incidently, favorite scenes:

"Everyone put on your seatbelts!"
"Eh, those things cost more lives than they save"
::Bender goes for a flying lesson::

::Zoidberg patches up his shell with duct tape::
"There, good as new!"
"Don't you need this?"
"Oh no, that's my, ARRRGGGGHHHH! . . . Got you."
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« Reply #26 on: 12-10-2001 00:30 »

Everybody's pretty much summed up my thoughts on this ep, except that Fry should get together with David Lister and compare notes.

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« Reply #27 on: 12-10-2001 00:31 »

Heh.  Lister does have Fry beat out, doesn't he?
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« Reply #28 on: 12-10-2001 01:02 »

 
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Need yet another reason why the East Coast sucks? I live in LA. I saw the ep.   tongue

I am more than willing to relocate.  I'm not going to say that where i live is better than LA.
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« Reply #29 on: 12-10-2001 01:16 »

I live on the East Coast and I saw Futurama.
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« Reply #30 on: 12-10-2001 01:31 »

so you want i should move in with you then?
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« Reply #31 on: 12-10-2001 02:02 »

Do not move to LA. It's a trap! Go back!!
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« Reply #32 on: 12-10-2001 08:50 »

"Roswell" was an excellent season opener!  (Much  better than The Honking :-)

Here's hoping FOX breaks their record and plays TWO new Futurama episodes in as many weeks :-)

 - Kev
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« Reply #33 on: 12-10-2001 10:31 »

That ep was great. No football interruptions for me! There was some figure skating show which obediently ended at 6 sharp. Go midwest!

It's nice to see the way the crew ended up in that Roswell bit. And Zoidberg's autopsy was just funny. I think this was my favorite line of all:

Fry: What was it like being buried under that dirt for 1,000 years?
Bender: I was enjoying it until you guys showed up!

I wonder how Fry ended up being his own grandpa. I don't even know how to reply at the thread in Weird scenes.
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« Reply #34 on: 12-10-2001 11:18 »

No interuptions at all, only some out of sync speech but fixed that too...

I loved it, the plot was kinda weird but all the jokes madeup for that "we seem to have picked up a lot of clocks" was a great (unmentioned here) quote too.
It was a good pick on all 'going-back-in-time-trying-not-to-srew-up-history' movies and series episodes. Futurama should be able to get away with that stuff in respect.
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« Reply #35 on: 12-10-2001 11:19 »

What a great season opener! A bit late, but better late than never...  big grin
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« Reply #36 on: 12-10-2001 11:52 »
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...  But this football crap is like if someone told you they got you a awesome present, showed you the box and then stood around talking about football for exactly 29 minutes and then gave you a big pile of crap instead (koth).  At least if i would of KNOWN for sure that we wouldn't see it, I could of done something productive, rather than sit at yell at the TV for 30 minutes.

AMEN to that!!!  The football announcer even showed FOX's lineup with Futurama in it.  Edge of my seat at 7pm to see those &*!@^ football teams still running the clock!!   mad 
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« Reply #37 on: 12-10-2001 13:24 »

I thought the season opener was great - but then again I have been starved for new Futurama so this may have been a cup of sand and not water.  smile
Visually a superb episode. I love to see the Planet Express ship fly around - it always looks great! The jeeps and airplanes were really cool as well.
Lots of great moments in this episode especially with Zoidberg. The interrogation scene was great as well as the autopsy one.
My first thought on Mildred was that she was already pregnant before Fry did anything with her, after all Enis and Mildered were already engaged at this point. Sure Enis would have been reluctant considering his persuasion but as we found out later Mildred had some tempting cookies and knew how to use them.  wink
Benders head being dug up 1000 years in the future reminded me of the plot line to X-O Manowar at the end of the Unity storyline. Very cool. I also cracked up when Zoidberg started picking up Bender's pieces. I just thought the scene was funny in the way it was done.
Well, that is all I will post about this episode for now - I am going to go have some graviolas!
RM
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« Reply #38 on: 12-10-2001 13:46 »

Actually, I thought the Bender's head was almost straight out of ST:TNG.  The episode where they find Data's head in an excavation under San Fransisco.
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« Reply #39 on: 12-10-2001 13:51 »

same here, there were enough star trek references to make that a good guess
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