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Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #40 on: 11-19-2007 19:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Archonix:
Eeenteresting... perhaps he was really thinking "Oh crap oh crap we forgot whatarewegonnado!!!"

Or perhaps not.

Maybe they're just saving that plot detail for when the series is properly renewed.

...Or maybe they really did forget.   tongue
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« Reply #41 on: 11-19-2007 19:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Bendersfan1221:

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Xanny, I felt like yours was missing something and well here it is.

That's the image I cropped to get mine.  wink

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« Reply #42 on: 11-19-2007 19:48 »

Gotta love Bender with the Thompson. So like him.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #43 on: 11-19-2007 20:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Bendersfan1221:Also I love Bender's destruct code.

I think Bender's self destruct code is the same as the original Enterprise; another nod to the original series (it's so Groening to have his head explode, just like fry's cellmate in "Insane in the Mainframe" or one of the robots on the Galapagos Islands in "Crimes of the Hot" )...
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #44 on: 11-19-2007 20:16 »
« Last Edit on: 11-20-2007 00:00 »

   
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Originally posted by Xanfor:
 That's the image I cropped to get mine.     wink


I knew it was missing something. Also great mind think alike huh Xanny.  big grin SeattleJohn it is the same as the original Enterprise. Yeah it is so Groeing to just have the head explode. so many references to TOS it's insane.
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« Reply #45 on: 11-20-2007 01:15 »
« Last Edit on: 11-20-2007 01:15 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
The only problem with this episode is that there are more Star Trek crew members than Planet Express crew members.  Where were Zoidberg, Amy, Hermes, Professor and Scruffy?

It's quite possible they're completely irrelevant to a well-written story.

I am reminded how much I love "The Sting."  It really is one of the highest highlights of the series, in my opinion.  Speaking as a non-shipper, even without the romantic elements, the episode really could stand on its own as one of the best.  I love the concept of Leela thinking she's getting insaner while she's actually becoming more sane, I love the callbacks to previous episodes, and I even love the musical number.

One of my faves for sure.
Kryten

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« Reply #46 on: 11-20-2007 01:46 »

As both a Futurama fan and a Trekkie (and, as a Trekkie, I'm comfortable with being called a Trekkie. no wishy-washy "Trekker" for me), I loved this episode. I actually made my dad sit down and watch this too (he's a Trekkie from WAY back), and he loved it too.
trickster381

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« Reply #47 on: 11-20-2007 06:24 »

Today is

The Sting

a truely amazing episode
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #48 on: 11-20-2007 06:35 »

Same here Kryten. Although I'm fairly new to the Trek universe. My mom and dad dlove WNFHGB.

The Sting is a great episode.
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« Reply #49 on: 11-20-2007 06:53 »

The Sting is probably the best Futurama in the world ever!
Xanfor

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« Reply #50 on: 11-20-2007 07:46 »


SonicPanther

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« Reply #51 on: 11-20-2007 10:04 »

The Sting is the best episode. All other opinions are wrong.
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« Reply #52 on: 11-20-2007 10:11 »

 
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The Sting is the best episode. All other opinions are wrong.

<Scruffy>second.</Scruffy>
FishyJoe

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« Reply #53 on: 11-20-2007 11:10 »
« Last Edit on: 11-20-2007 11:10 »

Yeah, The Sting is definitely the best episode. No question.

I mean, come on. It's even so good that Atomic Raygun Attack! made a whole album about it.

The story could work on its own as a good scifi story. And yet, it's packed full of laughs and emotional Futurama-ey goodness. Animated perfectly. Plus it contains Sarge Morton's PEEL avatar. Whenever I see Fry pointing in that episode, I am filled with warm thoughts. I loved that man.
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« Reply #54 on: 11-20-2007 11:19 »

I love attomic raygun attack!

The Sting is definately in my top 3. I remember i really thought Fry was dead. I was watching it on TV so didn't know the order nd i thought it was the final ep or something.

I like all the little links to other eps too like leela's box of Fry.

The only bad thing is that it was a dream so youdon't know how much to believe.
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« Reply #55 on: 11-20-2007 11:35 »

The Sting is my fav ep ever. If it hadn't been i wouldn't have spent 4 years writting a Sting based fic. Or altering a framegrab to make my avatar.
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« Reply #56 on: 11-20-2007 11:46 »

 
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Originally posted by Xanfor:



Awww... *melts*   love

I liked the little hints at the end, like the squeeze toy on the table and the picture of the ice fields on the wall. Was it Frida who pointed them out?

My favourite ep, has it all: shippy, drama, and it manages to be funny on top of all that.
Archonix

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« Reply #57 on: 11-20-2007 11:47 »

Now that's dedication.  smile
Kryten

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« Reply #58 on: 11-20-2007 12:09 »

"You don't understand! It's a mindf*bleep*"

A great episode with a nice balance of off-the-wall insanity and heartfelt drama. Just proves that with writing this good, even the seemingly-unforgivable sin of the "It was allllll just a dreeeeam!!!" ending can be overlooked.
trickster381

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« Reply #59 on: 11-20-2007 13:50 »
« Last Edit on: 11-20-2007 13:50 »

1 WEEK YEA!!!
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« Reply #60 on: 11-20-2007 14:16 »

The "it was all a dream" concept is not an unforgivable sin.  It has a bad rap because it always gets used in the worst possible way - i.e. to make the events of the episode meaningless.  When done properly, like it was here, it can be a genuine dramatic twist and not just a cop-out.
Archonix

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« Reply #61 on: 11-20-2007 14:47 »

 
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to make the events of the episode meaningless.

Or, in one memorable case, an entire season...
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #62 on: 11-20-2007 15:31 »
« Last Edit on: 11-20-2007 15:31 »

 
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Originally posted by SonicPanther:
The Sting is the best episode. All other opinions are wrong.

It's in my top 3, along with WNFHGB and Roswell That Ends Well.  I think it's definitely the most romantic of all the episodes.  There's just something about "love will conquer all, even death" that makes me misty...  *a single tear rolls down my cheek*    cry
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #63 on: 11-20-2007 15:42 »

 
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Originally posted by SonicPanther:
The Sting is the best episode. All other opinions are wrong.

*snatches up The Breakfast Club soundtrack and beats SP over the head with it*

I do love this episode, though.  Besides just being beautifully written and directed, and besides the excellent voice acting (especially during that scene at the end...), it's one of three episodes that actually brought me to tears because the emotional impact was so hard.  Certainly amongst one of my favorites of the entire run of the show... to this point.
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« Reply #64 on: 11-20-2007 15:57 »

 
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Originally posted by sarcastinator:
The "it was all a dream" concept is not an unforgivable sin.  It has a bad rap because it always gets used in the worst possible way - i.e. to make the events of the episode meaningless.  When done properly, like it was here, it can be a genuine dramatic twist and not just a cop-out.

Heh.. I remember when I had Creative Writing in high school.. my teacher would bludgeoned us over the head if we used the "it was all a dream" concept.

Ever since then I've cringed when it has been used in books, movies etc. The only time I didn't was The Sting. So I concur with your opinion! (Like the lazy bastard I am...  tongue)
fryandlemon

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« Reply #65 on: 11-20-2007 16:00 »
« Last Edit on: 11-20-2007 16:00 »

I loved the Sting.  I was so happy the first time I saw it - I knew they would never really kill off Fry - I just could not believe all the wonderful shippiness they gave us in that episode.  The sleigh ride across the ice fields of Hyperion?!  *Squee!!!*   love

Also - it had my favorite line ever in all of Futurama:
Leela: I'll find Fry's coffin, get his corpse, and keep it under my mattress to remind me that he's really dead!  That'll prove I'm not insane!!!
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #66 on: 11-20-2007 17:31 »
« Last Edit on: 11-20-2007 17:31 »

The Sting, where do I begin.

Leela is so out of character in the beginning.  She does so many risks and doesn't mind having Bender and Fry almost get killed in the hive.  Fry is more cautious than Leela.  I remember in Season one, Fry was the risk taker (My Three Suns) and Leela was the cautious one.  It's like they swap roles for this episode.


Anyway, the PE crew don't seem to add much to the story as they used to in old episodes.  They all fully believe Leela's gone crazy, but they do nothing to help her.  When Fry was dating a robot, everyone got involved, but Leela's situation they leave her to deal with her own situation.  Of course you can say this was all just of dream of Leela's so it doesn't count.

In all The Sting is a touching episode that focuses on furthering the romantic relationship between Leela and Fry and it was sweet.
Archonix

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« Reply #67 on: 11-20-2007 18:04 »

 
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Originally posted by fryandlemon:


Also - it had my favorite line ever in all of Futurama:
Leela: I'll find Fry's coffin, get his corpse, and keep it under my mattress to remind me that he's really dead!  That'll prove I'm not insane!!!

That is quite possibly my favourite line out of any series I've ever seen. Definitely in the top three...
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #68 on: 11-20-2007 18:30 »

'The Sting' is one of the best Futurama episodes of all time. In my opinion it stands head and shoulders above the rest of Season 4 without doubt...
trickster381

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« Reply #69 on: 11-20-2007 18:42 »

The Sting is a great episode but the it was all a dream brought the episode down a little for me, also in the next episode everythings back to normal like nothing ever happened, I think Jurassic Bark was the best episode for me with the sting in third
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #70 on: 11-20-2007 18:46 »
« Last Edit on: 11-20-2007 18:46 »

All the positive stuff thay has been said i second. This is in my top 5. I'm going to make alist of my top 10 in order soon. Atomic Raygun Attack rocks!!

PS I got 2 kitties and one of them is named nibbler.
trickster381

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« Reply #71 on: 11-20-2007 18:47 »
« Last Edit on: 11-20-2007 18:47 »

I wish I had a cat named nibbler
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #72 on: 11-20-2007 19:24 »

The funeral scene is a little like Spock's at the end of Wrath of Kahn.
Archonix

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« Reply #73 on: 11-20-2007 19:28 »

It was a homage to that. Right down to the bagpipes.

So Scruffy's scottish... who knew?
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #74 on: 11-20-2007 19:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Archonix:
It was a homage to that. Right down to the bagpipes.

So Scruffy's scottish... who knew?

Hmm, maybe they could build a story around that...
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #75 on: 11-20-2007 19:40 »

 
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Originally posted by Bendersfan1221:
The funeral scene is a little like Spock's at the end of Wrath of Kahn.

Wow; good call!  I didn't even see that one coming...

 
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Originally posted by Archonix:
It was a homage to that. Right down to the bagpipes.

So Scruffy's scottish... who knew?

Makes sense to me.  He's the Futurama equivalent of Groundskeeper Willie from The Simpsons, job wise.  Why not make him Scottish as well...
km73

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« Reply #76 on: 11-20-2007 21:21 »

I feel similar about The Sting as I do about Devil's Hands - a flawed episode, amply redeemed by a great payoff at or towards the end. However overall The Sting is better. The two main problems I have with it are that the honey-collecting part makes little sense (why did the Professor need to send them for honey?) and that Leela talks to herself rather too much. Also, I think the only part I really laughed at was the line about "that'll prove I'm not insane". But otherwise the episode did grow on me with further viewings.
The dream sequence in the Venusian gardens and the ice fields of Hyperion is beautiful; I love the screenshot above, with them in the sleigh. Also love the line "The only time I feel all right is in my dreams, with you". Finally, that last time Fry says "please, just wake up" is probably the best bit of voice acting I've ever personally heard.
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« Reply #77 on: 11-20-2007 22:07 »
« Last Edit on: 11-20-2007 22:07 »

 
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The two main problems I have with it are that the honey-collecting part makes little sense (why did the Professor need to send them for honey?)
Cause the professor's weird like that.  Made more sense than the sign they had to deliver in "My Three Suns" anyway...

I also loved the Venusian garden's and Fry and Leela against the starry background...  And the hidden things at the end like Fry's present and the picture of the ice fields.  Oh and Leela's "Memories" box.

Awesome episode for shippers all around.
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #78 on: 11-20-2007 22:12 »

yes 'tis the best shippy episode IMO. It shows how much Leela actually needs Fry and the fact that he tells her he loves her is what make Leela wake up is so great.
km73

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« Reply #79 on: 11-20-2007 22:13 »

Well, I know the Professor doesn't technically have to make sense. But at least the sign in MTS and most of their other deliveries were funny  smile ...but honey?
And yeah, the visual imagery in this episode is just gorgeous.
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