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TheMadCapper

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« Reply #40 on: 12-10-2001 14:08 »
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This episode was very very funny, in my humble opinion. Zoidy was used properly, for once. And he had his own intentional joke! I loved seeing Fry almost impale, explode, castrate, etc, poor Enos. And it took me a little while to realize his strong objection to Enos' homosexual tendencies was because if Enos becomes 100% gay, Fry won't be born.

Other highlights

 - Sergeant eating his meal off a toilet Enos never had a chance to clean.

- "Stomach contents... one deviled egg"
"Hmm? Grarf nrmm"
"The deviled egg again"

- "President Truman is gagging on my gas bladder! What an honor!"

- "um. It's free"
"Gwaoooooohh" *food is attacked by Zoidy*

- (5 mins after crash) "No problem, the ship's fixed. Except for the cupholder. That'll take another 10 hours".

- When I realized that they only took the shovel along to find Bender's head with (they actually dug his head out by hand). "Ow! Stupid jerk".

How the heck did she fix the windshield so quickly?!
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« Reply #41 on: 12-10-2001 14:16 »

wizard!
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« Reply #42 on: 12-10-2001 15:41 »

Naw, I'll bet that the futuristic ships have a re-assemble thing-a-ma-bobber in them to fix them. (Didn't the voyager space probe hit them and not break thru?)
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« Reply #43 on: 12-10-2001 16:05 »

My review: It was great! It was funny and a good start to the season. I found the plot cool.
Rating: A-.
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« Reply #44 on: 12-10-2001 16:20 »
« Last Edit on: 12-12-2001 00:00 »

THEY ARE AFTER ME!
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« Reply #45 on: 12-10-2001 17:03 »

Now that I have watched the episode for the umpteenth time, I'm loving that crazy conspirator. He's so cute when he blinks his eyes separately  smile
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« Reply #46 on: 12-10-2001 17:15 »

I'm wondering what the message in the beggining credits is, anyone know?
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« Reply #47 on: 12-10-2001 17:17 »

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« Reply #48 on: 12-10-2001 17:38 »

I haven't seen all of the Episode yet due to technical problems, but it seems to be upper half. In a way it is a Zoidberg-Episode and he has some very funny lines. Frys part in this story seems a litte predictable, so for the part that I have seen, Zoidberg is the star. Can hardly wait to see the rest of it.
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« Reply #49 on: 12-10-2001 18:07 »

Kick Ass! The visuals were spectacular they have really outdone themselves. The plot was great. Leela and the Proffesser dressing for the wrong decades was hysterical as was Leelas reaction to all the chauvinistic comments made towards her and Zoidberg was at his best.A++  big grin
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« Reply #50 on: 12-10-2001 18:37 »

I love that ST:TNG episode with Data's head and Mark Twain! That part where... oh yeah, Futurama commentary...

I had the flu last night (and still have it now... crappy flu-shot), so my sense of humour was probably a bit off, but I was a little disappointed. I liked the Back To the Future-esque storyline (although it was pretty grim, and I think it rested a bit too heavily on the shock value); it's one of those puzzles that you can't solve. Oedipal, too.

That oughta learn 'im to bust my termater.
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« Reply #51 on: 12-10-2001 20:15 »
« Last Edit on: 12-10-2001 20:15 by VelourFog »

Well it looks like it was pretty good, so I'm thinking of downloading it [watch it buddy -VF]. Cable TV just started showing season 3 here last week, so I'm pretty happy. Bad luck for those aussies that don't have Foxtel though.
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« Reply #52 on: 12-10-2001 21:27 »

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« Reply #53 on: 12-10-2001 22:30 »

"No dessert, just coffee!"

Boffo episode, though unless Mildred had managed to convince a bewildered Enos to make her already pregnant, we've got the problem of Fry's DNA, though I'm sure that can be explained with F-rays, atomic testing, and Nibblonian intervention.

Is Farnsworth still going to call Fry his uncle?
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« Reply #54 on: 12-10-2001 23:21 »

I'm still chuckling over:

Ooh, a buffet!  If only I had my wallet.
Um, it's free.
::Insert high-pitched squeal here::
::Food starts splattering against the mirror::
::Shot of Zoidberg's face slurping up the food from the mirror::
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« Reply #55 on: 12-10-2001 23:55 »

Oh man, i just downloaded and watched that episode , since it wasn't even on tv. Sweet jesus it was rad.

I give this episode a 4 out of 4, the humour was great, the graphics were incredible. I laughed my @$$ more than any other episode. Maybe because it was good, or maybe because it's just been so damn long since i've seen something new.
Thats all for now. man im buzzin.
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« Reply #56 on: 12-12-2001 09:15 »

A bit late (got carried away with the internet thingy and downloaded some Invade Zim episodes, too...) , but here goes.

Well, good old doctor Zoidberg was again the star of the show. The interrogation, autopsy and the ending scenes were hillarious. And Bender, the flying saucer robot  wink and his thoughts on safety belts, OMG! I sure hope he learned his lesson.

Overall, this was a very good beginning of the new season.
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« Reply #57 on: 12-12-2001 13:42 »

That's all I expected for the season premiere.

Everybody had a good part in the episode, but the most important characters were Fry and Zoidberg. Fry trying to protect Enos was pretty funny, and the Zoidberg operation scene was great too.

I noticed the CGI scenes were a bit better than in the previous seasons. Well, in general terms, all the show has improved. Cool!
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« Reply #58 on: 12-12-2001 18:17 »

Yeah I agree, CGs better than ever, what makes it really good-looking, and the storyline was great too, a few holes, but this is Futurama! I think Zoidberg had the funniest lines, and there were some 'details' like the Rocket launcher in the ship.

A great season opener!  big grin
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« Reply #59 on: 12-12-2001 19:40 »

I liked Truman; breaking out of the giant egg crate in from the C rations plane to keep secrecy.

-"If you come in peace, surrender or be destroyed.  If you're here to make war, we surrender."

All extremely funny cliched gags.

Overall, this is one of the funniest episode, imho; I wouldn't say the best as it didn't really have much emotion/feeling, such as luck of the fryish/parasites lost.  It is more in line with Insane in the Mainfram (goofy plot & gags).  I would definately say it is my favorite funny episode.  Plus all the craziness with time travel; a very good ol' campy scifi-esque episode.
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« Reply #60 on: 12-12-2001 21:47 »

I sure saw it.

Nixorbo gets a gold star
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« Reply #61 on: 12-13-2001 01:06 »

Woohoo, I finally saw it. Unfortunately I am a weak fool and read all the reviews and had most of the story/jokes spoiled for me. But it was still damn funny as damn.

A few bits nobody else mentioned:

"And Zoidberg picks up another piece! The crowd goes wild!"

Pie with a fried egg on top. Haha.

Fry's thing about the body being incinerated, so there'll be no worries about him coming back as a zombie.

Professor's zoot suit. Sexiest thing I ever saw.

Also, after watching The Simpsons and seeing how the whole first act never has anything to do with the rest of the show, I find it refreshing to see Futurama go immediately into the story. The very first scene is the PE crew watching a supernova and getting blasted back in time. Bam, you instantly have a cool, funny, simple but not stupid plotline. Good job, writers.
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« Reply #62 on: 12-14-2001 20:53 »
« Last Edit on: 12-15-2001 00:00 »

   
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
I'm wondering what the message in the beggining credits is, anyone know?

Stupid links.

copy http://aliensunlimited.freewebspace.com/OPN-s4-rtew.JPG  in a new window.
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« Reply #63 on: 12-14-2001 21:32 »

A red X?  I could have sworn it was:

 
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« Reply #64 on: 12-15-2001 18:30 »
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I too live in a time-zone that tends to favor Football over Futurama, HOWEVER, I have stumbled across a way to get episodes online, including the recent season premiere.
That's nice, but it's against the rules to tell where
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« Reply #65 on: 12-15-2001 20:18 »

I'm still upset that I didn't get to see it.
VelourFog

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« Reply #66 on: 12-15-2001 21:58 »

I really liked the cat clock in the time tunnel thingie.  That cracked me up more than it should of probably.

I also liked the old standby, "what smells like blue"
and the part about 'which horrible thing happening are you guys screaming about?'   ha
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« Reply #67 on: 12-16-2001 11:43 »

I like Zoidberg's many lines when he's getting probed and so forth, like when he was on the table and he says: "In this corner, ZOIDBERG! HAHAHAHA! Common, lighten up! WHat is this a funeral?" He's just so funny/stupid.
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« Reply #68 on: 12-17-2001 02:56 »

Definately one of the best episodes...
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« Reply #69 on: 12-17-2001 18:53 »

Its been a while since i commented on an episode so id like to say.." amazing,, the best part,besides the way roswell that ends well was painted on the missile, i loved zoidbergs image, it is just something you would expect him to do.." clever witty and very disturbing in the sense fry is his own grandfather..Loved it. 5 stars out of 5.
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« Reply #70 on: 12-19-2001 14:47 »

I thought Fry got sterilized in "S02E04 - Fry and the Slurm Factory" when Bender pointed the F-Ray at Fry. If he became sterilized he can't be his own grandfather. But this is only a thought, we can't really know.
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« Reply #71 on: 12-19-2001 14:56 »

He had his period and grew new sperm.
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« Reply #72 on: 12-19-2001 15:38 »
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Um, men don't have "periods," per se.  At least not as far as I can remember.

Besides, the whole sterilization question has been asked and answered here.
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« Reply #73 on: 12-19-2001 19:29 »

Yeah, and microwaving metal in front of a supernova probably wouldn't send you back in time either. What a crappy show, I'm outta here.
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« Reply #74 on: 12-19-2001 21:51 »

NOOOoooo!!!!111  Com back FshyJoe!  'll mace a shrine forr u!
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« Reply #75 on: 12-23-2001 09:53 »

I finally get to see Roswell that ends well from those nice guys from the net cafe, and thanks to Craig form the chat room for copying the episode on cd for me  smile

I really like the episode, it has great bits in. love the bit where Bender's arm stoled that guy wallet. and wow Bender is older than we thought smile

Zoidberg was funny in some parts and Truman was very very. Fry's ex Granpa was cute and funny. I found it weird that Fry was his own granpa but it was funny too. his Granma was funny after she and Fry spend the night togeter. I wish I was like Leela slapping Fry for what he done. Fry you sick B'stard!

Farnsworth and Leela looked cool in their 1940's clothes.

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« Reply #76 on: 01-08-2002 18:49 »

Oh merciful mother of all that which is good and pure!! What a great episode!  cool

Okay, I know I'm way behind schedule here, but I've finally seen it.

Excellent season-opener. Enough zany action, and sci-fi references to make me happy. Very good use of all the main-characters involved. Most have already been said, but that's not gonna stop me.  tongue

Zoidy, well Zoidy ruled this episode. All his actions and remarks during captivity and interogation was hillarious. And as mentioned by several his mad dash for the buffet, when he realized it was free.  laff This is the way Zoidy should be written, not stupid, not pathetic as such, just your friendly, neighbourhood alien, who desperately wants to be your friend.

The rest of the gang was good too. Farnswoth and Leela in the white goods store, was brilliant. The chauvanistic salesman was the perfect opponent for Leela. Fry' troubles with his grandfolks was also very good. The problems with time-paradoxes was handled great, way better than ST:Voyager has ever done. It is ALWAYS good to see Leela kick some butt, whether it be personal or using the PE ship.

The story flowed nicely, very wellwritten and filled with good references to the "Roswell-conspiracy", ST, and other things. Let us keep this up folks.

Short comment:
Things I like

Loved the part about Area 51. "Then we have to really land on the moon, invent NASA, and tell 'em to get of their fannies"

The continious misuse of Zoidy. "Alright, here is the plan: Zoidberg, pick up the pieces. Everone else, take five."

Zoidy's first words to the military dudes. "Hello. So what are you guys doing to tonight, I'm up for whatever."

The ST:TOS reference (I think it is ST:TOS) "No problem the ship is fixed, except for the cupholder, and I should have that operational within 10 hours. - You got 8!"

The ST:TNG reference (Times Arrow I + II)

The attack on Rosweel Airbase, and the rescue of Zoidy.

Okay time to stop weaving. Love it, I'd call that a 10 (maybe I'm just starved for a new episode)

Some wonderments: If the supernove is such an once-in-a-lifetime oppurtunity, where in Legoland is Amy and Hermes?

That clip of Zoidy slurping the two-way-mirror, I know I've seen it in a sci-fi movie, and I can't remember which. Any suggestions, PEEL'ers?

Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
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« Reply #77 on: 01-08-2002 19:04 »

independence day. only it wasn't slurping it was an alien holding a science guy by the throat, pressing him up against the glass
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« Reply #78 on: 01-08-2002 19:15 »
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Thanks, Venus.

BTW, cool new avatar.
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« Reply #79 on: 03-24-2002 14:48 »

FINALLY it has just aired in the UK! Absolutely brilliant episode, it was well worth the wait. The storyline was superb and it was really well written. It had great pace and loads of great funny moments and and one liners.

I'm on a real high right now, it is one of my favorite episodes, I really like the way the characters were used. Zoidbergs autopsy was hilarious and seeing how the people of 1947 reacted to him. Was it me or were the visuals and animation amazing! Plenty of CGI and extremely well blended in to the rest of the animation, I like the way it was spread through the episode too big grin They did a good job of using CGI while representing 1947 making it feel like the time it was set in while using modern techniques.

I loved the way the plot twisted with some real surprises and great dilemmas which the crew had to deal with. Fry's grandfather dieing, Fry becoming his own grandfather, stealing the microwave dish and Benders head remaining in 1947. I liked the retro settings and thought that they looked really realistic and well researched. It ended pretty well and the whole thing felt spot on, amazing premiere big grin
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