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LordKev

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« Reply #80 on: 02-18-2002 13:20 »

He won it in a contest... 
  ("Of all the rotten, no good lousy luck" heheheh)
Sarge

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« Reply #81 on: 02-18-2002 15:12 »
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
fishyjoe was kidding.

Was he, Velour?.....was he?

VelourFog

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« Reply #82 on: 02-18-2002 15:25 »




                   no

Just Chris

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« Reply #83 on: 02-18-2002 17:09 »

This Leela episode was better than Cyberhouse Rules IMO. It was one of those emotional episodes that literally left you waiting towards the end because Leela didn't discover the truth about her parents until then. Somehow though, something seems to be missing. Maybe it's the lack of focus on most of the other characters in the show, but the Professor with his toxic machine was a good run. I think the ending felt like a cliffhanger; like it should have said 'to be continued' in the end. Hopefully, we will see more of her parents this season.
Bender-1729
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« Reply #84 on: 02-18-2002 17:22 »

I guess they have to, or not? Other way it would be some kind of...I don't know. There has to be more of them.
nasteve

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« Reply #85 on: 02-18-2002 17:22 »
« Last Edit on: 02-18-2002 17:22 »

The only thing that dissapoints me about this episode is that it has brought closure to one of the most intriuging aspects of Leela's character. One of her main goals in the whole show was to find out who she really was and where she came from and now, just at the start of series 4, it's all over. I think this ep should have come along later. I mean 'A bicyclops built for two' was a great ep and we could have had a lot more eps like that about leela trying to find out about herself before we saw this, it would have made the final answer all the more sweet, IMO.

The bit at the end of bicyclops with leela looking out the window and the music playing was one of the nicest and most beautiful aspects of that series and it's a shame that stuff like that will never get followed up now.
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #86 on: 02-18-2002 17:27 »

That's the only problem I can think of.  They could have played upon that story for a few more eps before she finds her parents.  Searching newer worlds.
Just Chris

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« Reply #87 on: 02-18-2002 17:30 »

I follow you nasteve. It could have made her goal become more puzzling. Searching for your identity is a very common theme found in many series. Maybe we can find out if Fry has any other relatives that the DNA machine didn't pick up.
Venus

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« Reply #88 on: 02-18-2002 17:31 »

yeah they could have waited, but i think they suspected that they were getting canned and wanted to solve that particular mystery before the series ended.
McGrady

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« Reply #89 on: 02-18-2002 17:32 »
« Last Edit on: 02-18-2002 17:32 »

I agree; I would probably have liked it MORE if her parents escaped and Leela didn't learn the truth until a season or two later (but tell us who/what her parents are; give her no clues).  They could keep the same ending though.  It might have been even more touching.  But of course, then the series would end and it would be depressing with no closure.

I can't say that I feel Leela is less interesting of a character now that she knows she is a mutant, and knows who her parents are.

One interesting thing to note though: Fry is now even more alone than Leela is.  Her arguement has been, "at least you HAD parents."  Now it is more like, "well I have parents, and friends, and everyone you ever knew or cared about is DEAD"
Moonside

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« Reply #90 on: 02-18-2002 17:49 »

Remember, kids, she has parents, but they're parents no one can ever know about. Mutants are, in society's eyes, not deserving of basic rights or respect, not to mention not allowed aboveground-- more than likely Leela would be deported, or at the very least ostracized and treated like scum. Lucky she has Fry who doesn't care, huh?   wink
Torquemada

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« Reply #91 on: 02-18-2002 19:12 »

NAAAAAGH! It's been 24 hours and nobody has encoded Leela's Homeworld and posted it on a feeelthy warez site yet!  cry
Kev

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« Reply #92 on: 02-18-2002 20:17 »

In my time, the only thing the Internet had was pornography...

  "Now, Doctor, maybe you can help with my sexual inhibitions! - With gusto!"
Torquemada

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« Reply #93 on: 02-18-2002 20:41 »

Yeah, free porography. You have to pay for it all now.  frown
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #94 on: 02-18-2002 21:35 »

Ok I have watched the episode again. My opinion has changed. The episode was kind of uneven, there were some real strong points and some negative. First the negative, the humor was a little flatter then usual, Luck of the Fryish had strong humor with the emotion. Some of the jokes this time just didn't work (the Balloon, the father's line before he left Leela, some others) Also the narrative could have been done in a more powerful way. Leela's parents shouldn't have appeared after the first act, ruins some of the surprise later in the ep. Also the flashback seemed to be out of place, it would have made more sense right after Fry took off the hoods, the only problem was the time between the two flashbacks might be too small. Now the good.  There was some really creative camera angles, especially when Leela was chasing after her parents. Small details in the background in the sewer, the zoom down from above, and the amazing ripple effect in the toxic waste. The returning mutants had good scenes, good additions of the leg mutant who will probably appear again. Leelaís parents didnít have a lot of screen time now have interesting psudo-Jewish personalities; hopefully they will become minor reoccurring characters (like Hermesí wife or Scruffy) The voice acting Katey Sagal did a great job, was surprised how emotional she got was near the end.

Some quick notes
Thought the Song sounded a little like JPOP
Venus

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« Reply #95 on: 02-18-2002 22:44 »

Hey Sarge, do her parents ever make a return appearance? Or was this it?
Sarge

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« Reply #96 on: 02-18-2002 23:42 »

Yes, they come back again.  wink
McGrady

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« Reply #97 on: 02-18-2002 23:52 »

You know, I honestly thought that bender would kill her parents some how at the end.
impact

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« Reply #98 on: 02-19-2002 08:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Torquemada:
NAAAAAGH! It's been 24 hours and nobody has encoded Leela's Homeworld and posted it on a feeelthy warez site yet!   cry

Not true. It's only 122 MB tho, but the quality ain't that bad...

jasonlevine

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« Reply #99 on: 02-19-2002 11:49 »

Just thought of another character's reaction that should be good.  How will Zapp react when he finds out that he didn't bag a sexy alien babe, but a mutant?  wink  I really want to see an ep where Leela "comes out of the closet" about being a mutant and has to deal with the consequences.
Guffman

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« Reply #100 on: 02-19-2002 13:01 »

There are some very funny bits with Leela's parents in a 4th season episode...
King George
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« Reply #101 on: 02-19-2002 13:32 »

I wonder if Leelas parents will talk with Fry about the letter he wrote for her.
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« Reply #102 on: 02-19-2002 13:35 »

welcome to Peel Moonside!  smile
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« Reply #103 on: 02-19-2002 13:36 »

welcome to the board of tomorrow MuscaDomestica!  smile
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« Reply #104 on: 02-19-2002 13:37 »

welcome to the board of no return Guffman!  smile
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« Reply #105 on: 02-19-2002 13:39 »

welcome to the board formerly known as PEEL, King George!  smile
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« Reply #106 on: 02-19-2002 13:43 »

it might be a coincidence or NOT, but you can tell when a program's gonna end when they give away the top mysteries, like where leela's parents came from

speaking of which...IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW! hehe  tongue
VelourFog

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« Reply #107 on: 02-19-2002 13:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Guffman:
There are some very funny bits with Leela's parents in a 4th season episode...
who the heck are you Guffman?

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« Reply #108 on: 02-19-2002 14:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Guffman in "Season 5 renewal?":
Otis - I was a board artist and I can tell you that Roberto does make a brief 4-5 minute appearance in at least one episode season 4...
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #109 on: 02-19-2002 15:06 »

The problem in my humble opinion (it writees there?) is the lack of time, the episode has too much content, probably for 1 hour, and they only have 22 mins.

Torquemada

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« Reply #110 on: 02-19-2002 15:14 »
« Last Edit on: 02-19-2002 15:14 by Nixorbo »

   
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Originally quoted by Nixorbo:
 
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Originally posted by Guffman in "Season 5 renewal?":
Otis - I was a board artist and I can tell you that Roberto does make a brief 4-5 minute appearance in at least one episode season 4...

Something about rage and new content?
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« Reply #111 on: 02-19-2002 15:35 »

You forgot to include the emphasis (the bolds) I added to make my point.
Bender-1729
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« Reply #112 on: 02-19-2002 16:06 »

I dont got it. Where can I see the scans of the script now?
Venus

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« Reply #113 on: 02-19-2002 16:13 »

 
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Yes, they come back again.   wink

hurray!!   love   love   love   love


The last time i tried to kill myself was about an hour ago. I jumped off this really tall building. But i ended up doing a triple backflip and landing on my feet. No one saw it of course, except for two little kittens and one kitten turned to the other and said "See? That's how you do that."
Bender-1729
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« Reply #114 on: 02-19-2002 16:15 »

oh, and I also think the episode should have been aired later.
VelourFog

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« Reply #115 on: 02-19-2002 18:21 »

is a board artist a storyboard artist?

I'm a bored artist  laff
Guffman

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« Reply #116 on: 02-19-2002 18:28 »

Yeah
codefish
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« Reply #117 on: 02-19-2002 18:34 »

Futurama is probably the only series where I can truthfully claim to like the emotional episodes!  smile
The ending showing Leela as a kid was no less than priceless.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #118 on: 02-19-2002 18:34 »

Does yeah mean no?
Guffman

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« Reply #119 on: 02-19-2002 19:42 »

Yes, I am a storyboard artist.
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