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Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #560 on: 06-09-2007 09:20 »
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Originally posted by JustNibblin':
A topic raised on another board--looks like time travel will be involved, given that we will see "what really happened in the 2000 election," which logic suggests occured after--wait for it--Dec 31, 1999?  So Fry couldn't have influenced things, and thus someone is going back in time!

Unless Al Gore's head simply says something to that effect in the year 3006...

Is this confirmed or speculation? The time travel bit I mean...

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« Reply #561 on: 06-09-2007 09:34 »

 
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Originally posted by JustNibblin':
A topic raised on another board--looks like time travel will be involved, given that we will see "what really happened in the 2000 election," which logic suggests occured after--wait for it--Dec 31, 1999?  So Fry couldn't have influenced things, and thus someone is going back in time!

Or they look it up in a holographic history book, much like the garbage crisis in "A Big Piece of Garbage" and global warming in "None Like It Hot".

Or they defrost another person from the 21st century (maybe even Fry's brother) and he/she tells it in flashback.

Hmmm, Dubya's head in a jar?
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« Reply #562 on: 06-09-2007 12:43 »
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I think the time travel bit has only been specifically mentioned by the Ain't It Cool News sneak peak article (unless I missed a producer mentioning it in an interview), but most of the other stuff they mentioned has also been confirmed elsewhere (the title, Seymour, Al Gore's guest appearance, etc.), so the appearance of time travel wouldn't surprise me.

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
Or they defrost another person from the 21st century (maybe even Fry's brother)....

Oh good Lord in heaven, no.  Talk about detracting from "Fryrish."    frown

Sarah Silverman has been confirmed as a guest star, though.  If she comes back as Michelle, maybe it's so she can serve this purpose.

 
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Hmmm, Dubya's head in a jar?

I could actually see that happening
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« Reply #563 on: 06-09-2007 13:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
... Hmmm, Dubya's head in a jar?
Oh-ho no - not with an electric cattle-prod! I ain't touching that one!  no no   laff
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« Reply #564 on: 06-09-2007 20:18 »

Oh, I do so hope Futurama doesn't degrade to a political commentary. 'The Simpsons' does that already to great effect, we don't need another.

 
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Xan, where was that originally posted?  If not here, then I need to go elsewhere to put the smack on.

It was posted in this thread. If it wasn't, I would have provided a link.

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« Reply #565 on: 06-10-2007 00:51 »
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I'll put my money on the movie featuring time travel back to the 21st century if both Seymour and Michelle are going to be in it. Bender is the most likely candidate to do, if any, time traveling in this movie (hence the title, "Bender's Big Score" ).

From the summary on Ain't it Cool News, appearantly Barbados Slim will also be making an appearance. My question is that if Barbados will show up in present time, or if we will be also learning about Hermes's troubled past with his Olympic rival through time travel. I sure that the writer of the article on Ain't it Cool News, Hercules the Strong, has read the script for the movie, as future articles that were released about the movie contained information very similar to his article. Because of so, it's possible that when his article states that the movie will have "a little time travel", this might hint that it's not really a little, it's quite a lot. Who knows, there could even be some time traveling to the future.
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« Reply #566 on: 06-10-2007 11:32 »
« Last Edit on: 06-10-2007 11:32 by JustNibblin´ »

My comments were pure speculation regarding time travel.  Sorry, should have emphasized that.

So summary on possible ways to learn about the 2000 election:

(1) Character travels back in time.
(2) Nibbler or other long-lived alien discusses in flashback.
(3) A head in the jar reminisces about the past.
(4) A new 20-th century character gets unfrozen and tells a story in flashback.
(5) A video documentary discusses the past.

It would be fun to have a poll on this as the release date gets closer.

Changing the subject yet again...I've been trying to find a "loose ends/unresolved questions" thread to little luck, but three loose ends in the "mythology" I'm curious about are

(1) Potential role of Leela as the "Other";

(2) How the cyrogenics lab remained standing over 1000 years, even surviving two alien invasions.  I can't recall where, but this fact was mentioned by Cohen as being important, during an interview or DVD commentary. A large question is whether Nibblonians intervened over the next 1000 years in human history to ensure Fry's arrival.

(3) Was there a second nibblonian hiding in the trash can in the cyrogenics lab in Dec. 31, 1999? (God I sound like a JFK conspiracy guy).

Any others I missed?

That Ain't it cool news article is very intriguing, isn't it? There was a fair amount of skepticism about it at the time, but a lot of it does ring true.

 
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Originally posted by Xanfor:
Oh, I do so hope Futurama doesn't degrade to a political commentary.

Given how Nixon is portrayed so reverently on the show, it might be a little late for that, Xanfor    smile
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« Reply #567 on: 06-11-2007 12:45 »

 
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Originally posted by JustNibblin':
... I've been trying to find a "loose ends/unresolved questions" thread to little luck...
Whenever I’ve tried similar searches, I have luck... it’s just the wrong kind, usually...  hmpf
You might try this poor excuse for a thread I tried to start once... 
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Originally posted by JustNibblin':
... but three loose ends in the "mythology" I'm curious about are

(1) Potential role of Leela as the "Other";

(2) How the cyrogenics lab remained standing over 1000 years, even surviving two alien invasions.  I can't recall where, but this fact was mentioned by Cohen as being important, during an interview or DVD commentary. A large question is whether Nibblonians intervened over the next 1000 years in human history to ensure Fry's arrival.

(3) Was there a second nibblonian hiding in the trash can in the cyrogenics lab in Dec. 31, 1999? (God I sound like a JFK conspiracy guy).

Any others I missed?
Yes, y’fergot the most important one!  big grin

(04) Will Fry & Leela form a committed, romantic relationship?
Yes I’m a shipper - and flamin’ well proud of it! Sue me.

Also:

(05) What's Leela’s life between the orphanarium and meeting Fry like?
(06) What’s Zoidberg’s backstory?
(07) What’s Hermes & LaBarbra’s backstory, and what was Barbados’ slim's part?
(08) What will happen between Kif & Amy?
(09) Farnsworth & Mom’s backstory.

And:

(10) How in the name of SANITY did someone as abjectly incompetent as Zap Brannigan achieve such exalted rank?  confused
*Pft!* And dark matter is s.posed to be a mystery...
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« Reply #568 on: 06-11-2007 17:19 »
« Last Edit on: 06-11-2007 17:19 by JustNibblin´ »

SpaceCase, thanks for the thread link and extra questions!  I love the Zapp question...

Having looked over the thread, it looks like questions (1)-(10) cover most thread topics, unless you think owls and Morbo are a big mystery.

 
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Originally posted by SpaceCase:
(04) Will Fry & Leela form a committed, romantic relationship?
Yes I’m a shipper - and flamin’ well proud of it! Sue me.

Your avatar hinted that you weren't in the platonic camp!  It seems like half the PEELers and 90% of the fanfic writers are shippers, so it looks like the anti-shippers are the real flamebait.

I really like the Fry/Leela relationship, and it clearly is the long-term bedrock story of the series.  But if I want them to get together, but not until a few episodes before the end of the series, does that make me a shipper, or just a boater?   smile

Anyway, I think the real unknown question is not if they are getting together, but at what point, since Groening and Cohen both stated on the "Why of Fry" DVD commentary that they wanted those two together.

Still, it would be interesting to learn more about Leela's past and relationship with Sean.

On yet another topic, here 's a cute recent blog story that also reveals that Al Gore will be present as a head in a jar, and not as himself in 2000.
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« Reply #569 on: 06-11-2007 18:08 »

 
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(10) How in the name of SANITY did someone as abjectly incompetent as Zap Brannigan achieve such exalted rank?   confused

The Dilbert Principle?

 
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By JustNibblin':
I really like the Fry/Leela relationship, and it clearly is the long-term bedrock story of the series. But if I want them to get together, but not until a few episodes before the end of the series, does that make me a shipper, or just a boater?

I like your style - you remind me of a young me, not much younger mind you, perhaps even a couple years older.

 
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.. anti-shippers ...

You say that like it's a bad thing.
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« Reply #570 on: 06-11-2007 20:07 »

Dear God, I quote that shippy fanfic guide so much it's unhealthy.
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« Reply #571 on: 06-11-2007 22:31 »

(10) How could Zapp...? Same way it's done now, just watch the news.

Sometimes when I read shipper threads I wonder if it even matters to them if it's a sci-fi, animated program.
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« Reply #572 on: 06-12-2007 00:56 »
« Last Edit on: 06-12-2007 00:56 by JustNibblin´ »

People said I was dumb, but I proved them!

Personally, I just love "How to write a Shippy Futurama Fanfic" too.

I really really like the shipper threads, and I understand why there are (seem to be?) so many shippers.  Strangely enough, at times Futurama strikes me as one of the most romantic shows around, which really caught me off guard when I first saw the episodes.

There are some good shipper fanfics that almost convince me that a Fry/Leela romantic relationship could exist and keep the show funny and edgy. But then there are the Frank and Lola ones that erase that good impression...

Is this what the powers-that-be call "off topic"?  roll eyes
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« Reply #573 on: 06-12-2007 07:39 »

 
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  Given how Nixon is portrayed so reverently on the show, it might be a little late for that, Xanfor

That's just good, old-fashioned mockery. But if it degrades down to to a point where it obvious that one particular political viewpoint is being overly supported, then I shall be disappointed.


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« Reply #574 on: 06-13-2007 23:12 »

One of the [adult swim] bump thingies said that the Futurama marathon last Saturday pulled in a 1.2 rating. It also said anime usually only gets a .3 rating, even with promotion. For a 3 hour cable TV marathon starting at 11pm on a Saturday night, that's awesome ratings.

Considering that rating at that timeslot, just think about how Futurama will do weeknights during primetime on Comedy Central. Thinks are looking good for Futurama.
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« Reply #575 on: 06-14-2007 05:31 »

Sorry if this has already been posted.

Futurama is ranked the # 21 of the top 25 best Sci-Fi ever on TV or in the movies.  It even beat out Quantum Leap.

 http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20036782_20037403_20037541_5,00.html
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« Reply #576 on: 06-15-2007 12:51 »

It's good that it's still remembered, Bender would be proud...
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« Reply #577 on: 06-17-2007 11:26 »

From IMBd:

 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0149460/board/thread/77078561?d=77088395#77088395


Thanks for the compliments... yeah, it's really me. I don't know why some have had a hard time believing an actor actually posts on IMDB. I'm a fan of the medium as well as working in it, plus, I appreciate that anyone appreciates my work, and want to let them know I do. I'm just too damn lazy to put up my own website. Plus, it would then rather obligate me to post on a regular basis, and I really only want to post when I have something interesting to say.

Speaking of which, Bender's Big Score is in post, and I assume we'll be tweaking the jokes in ADR soon (as if they weren't brillant enough already). It's set for a 12/4/07 release. The other 3 DVDs are great, too. We just recorded the final one, "Into the Wild Green Yonder" (hey, if I'm not really me, then how would I know that? Just a passing shot to the naysayers as to the veracity of my identity) all this past week. A great script, touching, relevant, a bit awe-inspiring, and of course, full of huge laughs. And the cast was in the finest form, even yours truly, who gets to do a hilarious B-story with The Donbot and Clamps at their funniest and most menacing.

Take care, and thanks for helping revive our little show. That goes also to all of you reading this, which I assume you're doing because you're Futurama fans. We're back because of your actions, both through letters and DVD sales, which let the powers that be know that Futurama is loved and missed.

Best,
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« Reply #578 on: 06-17-2007 11:48 »

Alright, some more real news!  It's great to know the exact release date.  Let's see... that makes it 169 days until the first movie comes out!  That's practically tomorrow, sorta...
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« Reply #579 on: 06-17-2007 13:10 »

ADR?

Good news, everyone!
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« Reply #580 on: 06-17-2007 21:19 »

 
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It's set for a 12/4/07 release.

*SQUEE*  Thank you for posting that, Ralph.

(I wonder if it'll be released outside the US around the same time.)

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« Reply #581 on: 06-17-2007 21:36 »

That's very cool, I've forgotten a bit about Futurama recently, but a possible set release date has sparked my latent excitement again.
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« Reply #582 on: 06-17-2007 22:28 »

Awesome news! And they've got the other three movies recorded! They work fast, these cartoon people.
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« Reply #583 on: 06-18-2007 03:51 »

*does a little dance*

 big grin
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« Reply #584 on: 06-18-2007 20:46 »

Can someone help the google-challenged?

I've been curious about the sales volume of the Futurama DVDs, since everyone says they've been great and are quoted as a reason for the show's return.  Is this public information?  And if so, any link?

Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #585 on: 06-19-2007 02:53 »

Bloody fantastic!

Always good to hear news from a credible official source...
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« Reply #586 on: 06-19-2007 08:30 »
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This is awesome, Matt Groening said it would come out in December but it's so clool to have an actual release date (I wonder what the UK date is, if it's later I'll just import the American DVD so it doesn't really matter that much...)...

I had assumed that the collective 4 movies were called 'Benders Big Score', but now it seems that each movie will have it's own title. So 'Benders Big Score' is the first DVD, and the fourth is 'Into the Wild Green Yonder'. Now we need the second and third DVD movie titles. I wonder what 'Into the Wild Green Yonder' means? Let the speculation begin!...
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« Reply #587 on: 06-19-2007 11:53 »

 
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I wonder what 'Into the Wild Green Yonder' means? Let the speculation begin!...

I guess something to do with Kif or brain slugs or both.
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« Reply #588 on: 06-19-2007 14:45 »

When I think of "green" in Futurama, one of the first things that comes to my mind is the Horrible Gelatinous Blob. In combination with the title of the last movie, it sounds like they PE crew gets inside a huge HGB. That'd be both sick and interesting!

Now that we know #1 and #4's names, we can speculate about the other two's names!
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« Reply #589 on: 06-19-2007 15:09 »

I'm SO exited i just peed a little (Stuwert from MAD tv[happy b-day])
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« Reply #590 on: 06-19-2007 16:07 »

While we're scrape-ing the bottom of the internet for DVD information...

 
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AVC: On Futurama, Robot Devil has appeared a number of times. Is there a Robot God to go along with him?

MG: That's one of the things we're probably going to explore in one of the Futurama movies. In one of our best episodes, we had a conversation between Bender and what apparently was God, and I think we're going to explore what was really going on in that conversation.

Sorry if this is already common knowledge...
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« Reply #591 on: 06-19-2007 16:15 »

I think I've seen that quote before, but thanks for reposting it, as I'd forgotten which interview it came from.

"Into the Wild Green Yonder" sounds like it's a play off of "Into the Wild Blue Yonder," which is the official song for the US Air Force.  So, when I think of that, (Earth's) domestic defense first springs to mind (Zapp Brannigan, perhaps?  A war?).  I have no idea why the "yonder" would be green, though.
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« Reply #592 on: 06-19-2007 17:12 »

 
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"Into the Wild Green Yonder" sounds like it's a play off of "Into the Wild Blue Yonder," which is the official song for the US Air Force.  So, when I think of that, (Earth's) domestic defense first springs to mind (Zapp Brannigan, perhaps?  A war?).  I have no idea why the "yonder" would be green, though.

I would imagine that Zapp Brannigan will play quite a large role in at least one of the movies, and the final one would probably be most likely, although I have no idea. The green bit has me confused too. Kif's home planet came to mind, but I doubt it's anything to do with that. Maybe it has something to do with the Army and green uniforms, and Zapp could be in charge like in 'War Is The H-Word', dunno...

I'm really glad that the robot mafia are back, that's really awesome news. They were barely in the entire of Season 4 of Futurama. I think maybe in the background in 'Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV' and that's it. Good to see them back propperly...

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« Reply #593 on: 06-19-2007 19:42 »
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"Green" is contemporary jargon for ecologically friendly. Perhaps more penguins will appear - wha, wha.
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« Reply #594 on: 06-20-2007 14:20 »

    With a title like that AlGore has just
GOT to be involved...  wink

Perhaps green things in the show might shed light on what’s in store.
Hmm... things that are green in Futurama:
In no particular order.
  • The P.E. ship.
  • Kif.
  • Amphibios (Kif’s world).
  • Mutagenic Lake.
  • Brain-Slugs.
  • Horible Gelatinous Blob.
  • Being of Inconceivable Horror?
  • Unnamed green aliens in “TKOS.”
  • Morbo’s race.
  • The Internet.
  • Spheron 1?
  • Earthican money.
  • Alkazar (true from).
  • Fnog.
  • Amazonia?
  • Professor Streptococcus? (“ACoMO”).
  • Duraflame National Forest.
  • Professor Farnsworth’s glow-in-the-dark novelty noses.
  • Toxic waste from the machine that makes the above.
  • Slurm, & ‘super’ Slurm.
  • Toxic waste from Bender’s disposal business (LH).
  • Central Park (TKOS).
  • Mini fruit-salad tree (“HHRHGB”).
  • Robot 1-X exhaust.
  • Leela’s long jacket(“IR,” “TBBoIC”).
  • Leela’s short jacket (“TH”).
  • PE building in ‘Wizzin.” (“AOI2”).
  • Mildred’s bedroom.
I’m sure there’s a few gazillion more. Can anyone think of any others?   confused
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« Reply #595 on: 06-20-2007 16:20 »

I could wait another 5 pages to do this, but I feel now's as good a time as any.  I'm going to close this thread and split the two conversations (real news and speculation) into two different threads.  If things go as I feel they should, the speculation thread should fill up a lot faster.

Anyway,

The news thread.  Please try to keep this thread mostly clean, so that it's easy to find new news.

The speculation thread.  Go nuts with your crazy theories.  All I ask is that you use spoiler tags when necessary.  Of course, there aren't any spoilers to speak of as of yet, but you can bet that as the release date nears there will be.
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