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PEE Poll: Future Transport - how do you want to go tomorrow?
Tubes. I want tubes!   -10 (33.3%)
I like Amy's Beta Romeo.   -2 (6.7%)
I want the Planet Express Spaceship!   -10 (33.3%)
I'd ride on the Q.T. McWhiskers...   -1 (3.3%)
Can I have a ride on the T-Rex?   -2 (6.7%)
Give me one of those there B-Trains.   -1 (3.3%)
I'd walk. I don't trust technology.   -1 (3.3%)
Bender's submarine would be perfect!   -1 (3.3%)
Kif's flying bike is all I could afford.   -0 (0%)
Other. I would like.... (please state)   -2 (6.7%)
Total Voters: 30

totalnerd undercanada

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« on: 02-03-2007 18:45 »

'Bout time we had a new discussion thread in here as opposed to games and spam. Here's one that I don't think has been beaten to death before:

Assuming that you were hurled back in tiem to when H G Wells invented the time machine, and he agreed to drop you off in the year 3000, which mode of transportation would be your favourite?

Now be honest, you all want to ride the T-Rex, don't you?

LayZ341

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« Reply #1 on: 02-03-2007 19:26 »

Yep, I want the tubes.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #2 on: 02-03-2007 19:27 »
« Last Edit on: 02-03-2007 19:27 »

Tubes would be an extremely convenient form of travel, as long as there isn't that traffic where everybody's stuck and smushed together (a claustrophobe's nightmare). Quick local transportation with no accidents, no breakdowns, no fossil fuel dependencies, no pollution, and no having to do any work. Plus, there'd be that rush you'd get from flying through a tube at high speeds, as well as cool sights.
I'd love to be able to use a jetpack for casual transportation, too. And a hover bike (not like the one Kif bought with stupid wings, though - more like a small motorcycle-type vehicle or something) would also be very cool.

By the way, excellent thread and poll idea, tnuk.   smile
Gopher

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« Reply #3 on: 02-03-2007 21:20 »

Well, if this weren't on-topic, i'd say Puppeteer Stepping Disks. It is on-topic, though, so of all the modes of transit on Futurama, the tubes are definately the best. Except for the drive-thrus, the lines seemed terribly uncomfortable.
soylentOrange

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« Reply #4 on: 02-03-2007 21:48 »

I want tubes!  Every time I go to the bank and use one of those suction tube things I wish I could go along for the ride.  Too bad in real life the pressure gradient from the suction would probably blow your eardrums out...
Gopher

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« Reply #5 on: 02-03-2007 22:08 »

so you don't use air suction. something more nifty and futuristic, like antigravity, or force fields, or something.
Actor-mo-tron

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« Reply #6 on: 02-03-2007 22:22 »

I would love to have the PE ship. Zooming across the universe at near light speed sounds pretty good to me! Also moving the universe around me would make me feel pretty important. Not to mention it has the gunz.
Sk8PrO

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« Reply #7 on: 02-03-2007 22:58 »

It's not futuristic, but it's in Futurama : I want a segway ! (as seen in The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings)
losttheskyagain

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« Reply #8 on: 02-03-2007 23:05 »

In addition to destroying NNY with my T-Rex, I'd also like a set of wings similar to Bender's in "Hell is Other Robots."

...where's the Nimbus?
Nixorbo

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« Reply #9 on: 02-03-2007 23:31 »
« Last Edit on: 02-03-2007 23:31 »

Beta Romero.  A beautiful woman like me deserves as much eagle as I can get, Victor said so.

... Does Amy come with her car?
JoshTheater

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« Reply #10 on: 02-04-2007 00:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Does Amy come with her car?

"Oh, you!" :::giggles:::
Another man comes along: "Does Amy come with her car?"
"Oh, you!" :::giggles:::

Oops, Simpsons quote, not Futurama...please don't hurt me!
Electerik

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« Reply #11 on: 02-04-2007 00:03 »

The spaceship seems to be the most versatile. I'll go with that.
Decapodian

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« Reply #12 on: 02-04-2007 04:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Electerik:
The spaceship seems to be the most versatile. I'll go with that.

SILENCE! I concur!



Twilight is quite possibly the worst popular book ever written.
laptopmoerder

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« Reply #13 on: 02-04-2007 07:01 »

The PE ship would be kinda cool. I mean, it works in space, in the atmosphere and (even though it's not supposed to) under water.

Plus, it's really crappy, what with the lion (well, now that it's in a cage...), the Dark Matter incinerators and - best of all - the alcohol-addict autopilot.

Sounds good, I'll take it.
PazuzuJr

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« Reply #14 on: 02-04-2007 07:18 »

I'd love either the T-Rex or the PE ship. the dinosaur wouls be very cool but the ship could take you into space...
Writer unit32

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« Reply #15 on: 02-04-2007 07:50 »

T-Rex,definitly T-Rex!
PazuzuJr

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« Reply #16 on: 02-04-2007 07:53 »

^i agree but i think my t-rex would starve - i couldn't feed it the little piglets :@)! maybe it'd like dogfood..^
Dave B

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« Reply #17 on: 02-04-2007 10:42 »
« Last Edit on: 02-04-2007 10:42 »

Tubes for sure, such an efficient and effective mode of transportation you simply say the name of the place you want to be and before you know it you're there... Brilliant    big grin

If they had tubes running across various countries and continents now that would be even more impressive!

Also, nice topic Totalnerduk   smile
stripperbot

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« Reply #18 on: 02-04-2007 21:10 »

I voted for the B-train, but I wouldn't say no to Scooty Puff Junior. or Senior.

;]
Sine Wave

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« Reply #19 on: 02-04-2007 21:12 »

PE Ship. Anywere at the tip of my fingers, and 200% fuel efficiency! And maybe I'd get to pair up with a hot chick and a robot to help me fly it.
tyraniak

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« Reply #20 on: 02-04-2007 22:31 »

I voted PE Ship, I'm a little surprised scooty puff senior didn't make the cut
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #21 on: 02-05-2007 13:16 »

 
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Originally posted by tyraniak:
I voted PE Ship, I'm a little surprised scooty puff senior didn't make the cut

Good call, but there are only ten poll places. I had to leave out some options. That's what "other" is for.

RobotDevilRox

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« Reply #22 on: 02-05-2007 14:31 »

Hmmm... I'd hitch a ride on some random dude's back, just as I do now. I can't afford anything else! XD
Benders_Fan

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« Reply #23 on: 02-10-2007 00:29 »

I vote tubes. They'd be cool... and a quick way to get places.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #24 on: 02-10-2007 12:06 »

THUNDERCOUGARFALCONBIRD!
Nixorbo

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« Reply #25 on: 02-10-2007 13:25 »

 
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Originally posted by Nasty Pasty:
THUNDERCOUGARFALCONBIRD!

Seconded.

I care, I care plenty!  I just don't know how to make them stop!
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #26 on: 02-10-2007 21:09 »

Completely not relevant, but this thread is amusing simply to see offtopic regulars like Nix and TNUK back in the Futurama discussion forums...

Teral

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« Reply #27 on: 02-10-2007 21:19 »
« Last Edit on: 02-10-2007 21:19 »

Since Earthicans of the 31st century still haven't discovered the simple principle behind Heisenberg Compensators, I'll take the good ship Planet Express Ship (and I'll need the mechanic too).

Though I wonder how the Nimbus would perform n competent hands...
tyraniak

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« Reply #28 on: 02-10-2007 22:42 »

Or you could pilot the steakhouse that flies like a bistro
shinyass

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« Reply #29 on: 02-11-2007 04:47 »

Or you could, erm, select option one.
titchywitchy

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« Reply #30 on: 02-17-2007 15:37 »
« Last Edit on: 02-17-2007 15:37 »

I like the idea of the tubes, But some form of a Hover Platform would be good as it can anywhere, But the tubes can only go set places. Still LOVE the idea of tubes though better then buses or cars or trains ( unless they all can fly,which would be cool and very futurama like)
HipNoJoe
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« Reply #31 on: 02-17-2007 19:12 »

Great topic. Yet another way I can tout my unnatural attraction to Leela. I'd ride anywhere in anything with her, and surely the best ride would be sitting behind her on her little flying scooter. "Hold tight!" "You already know it!"

Of the items listed, the PE ship is pretty damn awesome.  Go anywhere in less that a week, survive about anything and you can make it talk like Sigourney Weaver. Oh yeah, and Leela normally flies it.
PazuzuJr

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« Reply #32 on: 02-17-2007 20:00 »
« Last Edit on: 02-17-2007 20:00 »

^So i take it you like Leela...^   tongue

Only two people have chosen T-Rex (me & WU32) I thought that would be quite popular. It's a dinosaur people!!!! but i'm now reconsidering the PE ship. There could be a whole planet of T-Rexes (sp?)  laff laff laff. (so i like dinosaurs - they can eat people   tongue)

 
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #33 on: 02-17-2007 20:07 »

The tubes would be fun and all, but you'd be limited to wherever the tubes would take you. I'd go for the Planet Express Ship because then the sky... no, the universe would be the limit!...
HipNoJoe
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« Reply #34 on: 02-18-2007 00:17 »

 
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Originally posted by PazuzuJr:
^So i take it you like Leela...^    tongue
Roger that, little gargoyle!

Otis and Nixorbo, I will never question your sexual orientations!
DanSonOfJacob

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« Reply #35 on: 02-18-2007 00:27 »

I want one of those LED ZEPPLIN'S I've been hearing so much about.
Xanfor

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« Reply #36 on: 02-18-2007 07:27 »

 
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Originally posted by tyraniak:
Or you could pilot the steakhouse that flies like a bistro

Funny line, that. It's a 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' reference. Neat.

Anyway... Am I the only one who's wondered why 'Futurama' has no teleporters? I had to invent one for my very first fanfic. Do you know how hard it is to invent a teleporter!?!

Electerik

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« Reply #37 on: 02-18-2007 09:40 »

^ Well, because it doesn't fit the needs of the show. As it is, the ship almost always parks a million miles away from where the crew needs to go. I guess you can't have a lot of funny dialog during near-instantaneous travel.  tongue

As an aside: I've never read the comics, but issue #30 has a transporter on the cover:  http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/Futurama/15-000820-1/

PazuzuJr

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« Reply #38 on: 02-18-2007 10:12 »

maybe they don't use teleporters because hey switch peoples heads  tongue
Xanfor

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« Reply #39 on: 02-19-2007 07:00 »

That's the same reason Fry doesn't take showers.  wink

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