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Ralph Snart

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« on: 06-24-2008 15:35 »
« Last Edit on: 06-27-2008 00:00 »

I just saw the 90 second preview of Bender's Game.  Holy crap - I can't wait for X-mas now!  The background misc rocks, Leela makes a sexy Centuar and her comment while she's flying the PE Ship:

"Everybody tighten your spincters!"

That had me laughing.  (Kelly will tell eveybody that I also say that when I'm in an exceptionally competative/road rage frame of mind.)

And this is from a guy who hates Dungeons and Dragons.
ALequalsGREAT

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« Reply #1 on: 06-24-2008 15:50 »

Agreed, I am looking forward to all the fantasy spoofs and ridiculous jokes to come!
Still waiting for BWABB in the mail though, so it is all I can really concentrate on atm...  big grin
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« Reply #2 on: 06-24-2008 16:19 »

Oh my god Benders Game looks amazing. Yes it's a total rip-off of Lord of the Rings butthe entiremovielooks like an awsome medival war.

P.S. DAMN! Who else say Amy in that preview.
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« Reply #3 on: 06-24-2008 17:46 »

ARGH, I want Christmas NOW!

Futurama + Fantasy will be one hell of a pair!
Ralph Snart

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« Reply #4 on: 06-24-2008 20:03 »

I do know that I'll try to get a screener copy. 

If -mArc- has another "Premiere Contest" to see the thing in Hollywood, I'm entering.  I'll hire somebody to stay with Kelly, but my ass will be on a flight to watch the thing.

My first wife was something into the D&D thing and I only absorbed some of it by osmosis but I know enough to enjoy this upcoming DVD.

It appears that there'll more Leela involvement and the knock-down, drag-out fight between Dragon-Fry and Dragon-Mom should be good for a few laughs.

And it appears that the "ship-quotient" will be low.  That's good, save it for the last DVD and marry Fry and Leela off (to each other) at the very end. 
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« Reply #5 on: 06-24-2008 23:23 »
« Last Edit on: 06-24-2008 23:23 »

 
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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:
If -mArc- has another "Premiere Contest" to see the thing in Hollywood, I'm entering.

As am I, because damn does this movie look good.  I have been waiting for Futurama to breach into the realm of fantasy since... well, since the show started.

ETA: I don't suppose anyone knows where I could find framegrabs from the trailer?  My laptop doesn't like taking movie screenshots....
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #6 on: 06-27-2008 13:44 »

I think this one will be my favorite of the 3, if it does so well. David X said that he always wanted a fantasy episode. I'm not a big DnD player because I never heard of it until I listened to Futurama Commentary.
Big hopes for this one!
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #7 on: 06-27-2008 13:58 »

I looks like it is going to be great. I love fantasy, and this looks like it'll be better then BBS and BWaBB but we shall see.
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« Reply #8 on: 06-27-2008 14:15 »

Fantastic looking, isn't it?  Even if I weren't a fan I'd probably want to pick it up just for Amy's depiction of Gynalotramin and Leela as a centaur.

1BDI, I would recommend that you stay away from the pirated copies of the trailer on places like Youtube and get your dvd software upgraded.  I'm sure you are contemplating copying images only for personal use and backup purposes only.
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« Reply #9 on: 06-27-2008 14:33 »

Pre-order ftw. Didn't like Benders Big Score but Beast was good & this looks better
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #10 on: 06-27-2008 15:07 »
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Originally posted by HipNoJoe:

1BDI, I would recommend that you stay away from the pirated copies of the trailer on places like Youtube and get your dvd software upgraded.  I'm sure you are contemplating copying images only for personal use and backup purposes only.

The legality of this didn't even occur to me (but for the record: yeah, personal use only). I wasn't planning on ripping them from another copy of the trailer; I was thinking more along the lines of, "is there a web site out there that's already captured the frame grabs?" but... hmmm.  Good point.

In retrospect, guess I could always just pause my copy of the DVD at a particular shot.       tongue
Kryten

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« Reply #11 on: 06-27-2008 16:28 »

"Water nympho".

Oh, I'm DEFINITELY getting this.
Kifz

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« Reply #12 on: 06-27-2008 17:32 »

I never saw this coming... I thought the storyline would be more in the vein of "Ender's Game", which is really good sci-fi. I don't complain thou; from what I gather "Bender's Game" will be fun on the bun!
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« Reply #13 on: 06-27-2008 21:34 »
« Last Edit on: 06-27-2008 21:34 »

Just saw the promo on the DVD.  Looks GREAT!  I know what I'm asking Santa for for Xmas!

OOPS! ...what I'm AXING Santa for for Xmas!
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« Reply #14 on: 06-28-2008 11:38 »

"Oh, Lord, I'm half-horse and half-naked!"

Why was this not the first film???? I see the trailer is in colour, so they must be further along in production than they were when the BWABB trailer came out.
Binder

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« Reply #15 on: 06-28-2008 18:25 »
« Last Edit on: 06-28-2008 18:25 »

According the the BWBB commentary the purpose of Dark Matter (besides starship fuel) is revealed in Bender's Game.
My guess, it powers a machine built by Mom that opens the doorway to alternate dimensions. Maybe Mom is looking to expand her market?
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« Reply #16 on: 06-30-2008 10:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Kifz:
I never saw this coming... I thought the storyline would be more in the vein of "Ender's Game", which is really good sci-fi. I don't complain thou; from what I gather "Bender's Game" will be fun on the bun!

Good point , I completely overlooked the nearly identical titles- maybe the theme will be similar, with Bender controlling an 'imaginary' universe of sorts with real consequences... the plot thickens!
Binder

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« Reply #17 on: 06-30-2008 13:07 »

This is a stretch, but maybe Bender is initaly afraid of Dungeons and Dragons but grows addicted to it (it's like dice but with dragons) so using dark matter, Bender creates his own D&D universe which Mom wishes to control.
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« Reply #18 on: 06-30-2008 17:36 »

I got the Beast with a billion backs DVD, and after closer inspection, I wanna ask, the ships falling apart and stars flashing, is that based on the Lego Movie (Like Lego Star Wars) games?
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« Reply #19 on: 06-30-2008 17:50 »

I am going to be looking forward to Bender's Game.

Awww Bender as a Knight  love
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« Reply #20 on: 06-30-2008 17:56 »

I'm always thinking about what isn't said/shown - eg what's Mom's involvement in the plot? I can't wait for her return.
aknightofni

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« Reply #21 on: 06-30-2008 18:29 »
« Last Edit on: 06-30-2008 18:29 »

And whats that collar leela is wearing when she falls?

And it must have something to do with the red rotating dice in the scene where they fall.

Plus the lunar lander totally stomps ass, totally.
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« Reply #22 on: 06-30-2008 19:36 »

 
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Originally posted by ShepherdofShark:

I'm always thinking about what isn't said/shown - eg what's Mom's involvement in the plot? I can't wait for her return.

I gotta hear more "Mom-isms".  So far two of her saying are my favorites:

"Jam a bastard in it, you crap!"

and

"Holy Buttcrust on a cracker!"

Some day, I want to marry a woman just like her...

La Belle Leela

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« Reply #23 on: 06-30-2008 22:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:
 I gotta hear more "Mom-isms".  So far two of her saying are my favorites:

"Jam a bastard in it, you crap!"

and

"Holy Buttcrust on a cracker!"

Some day, I want to marry a woman just like her...


My favorite "Mom-ism" that still makes me LOL is from "Mother's Day"

STINKPIIIIIIG!!!  big grin

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« Reply #24 on: 07-01-2008 03:23 »
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Originally posted by Torgo:
 My favorite "Mom-ism" that still makes me LOL is from "Mother's Day"

STINKPIIIIIIG!!!     big grin


Pause, and then they kiss. Had me laughing on the floor when I first saw it.
This one will be a good one, I thinks. I also hope that the "All My Circuits" full episode is true.
trickster381

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« Reply #25 on: 07-01-2008 07:28 »

One of mine was

"MAKE THAT BITCH YOUR BITCH YOU BASTARD!
Beamer

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« Reply #26 on: 07-01-2008 08:12 »

Am I the only one who's not looking forward to this? Maybe it's because of my complete and utter distaste of the fantasy genre, but, meh, I'm just not that interested in seeing an entire movie set in a LOTR environment... Seems like something they should've saved for an episode of the show, I don't think it'll work as a full 90-minute feature.

Something tells me this'll be the weakest of the 4 movies and I'll like Into the Wild Green Yonder the best. We shall see...
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #27 on: 07-01-2008 08:33 »

I think we'll have the last two acts in the Fantasy world and the first two in the "normal" universe (as normal as it can be after the events of BBS - I don't believe the universe is back to normal simply because the rift is closed).

After seeing BWaBB snippets I assumed Yivo would appear a lot earlier than shklee did, and how wrong I was.

So I think we'll have a lot more of Universe A than the sneak peak suggests.
Beamer

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« Reply #28 on: 07-01-2008 08:58 »

I sure hope so.

I just don't like the idea of having a Futurama movie that's not set in the Futurama universe. That'd be like having The Simpsons do a movie-length Treehouse of Horror segment. Ugh. No.
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« Reply #29 on: 07-01-2008 09:47 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
That'd be like having The Simpsons do a movie-length Treehouse of Horror segment. Ugh. No.

Wait a minute, you don't think that would rule?? Give me a feature length Simpsons Movie 2 released around Halloween featuring an epic Kang & Kodos plot to destroy the Earth. You're telling me you wouldn't like this?? As much as I loved The Simpsons Movie, I'd love a plot which is free of the constraints of The Simpsons reality, which has been explored to its max potential over 20 seasons. Check out The Simpsons Game clips, more entertaining and original than most of the past few seasons... better animation too.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-4OztoAAz4
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« Reply #30 on: 07-03-2008 22:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Smitty:
"Oh, Lord, I'm half-horse and half-naked!"

I loved that one!  laff Classic Leela right there.

 
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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:
And this is from a guy who hates Dungeons and Dragons.

My sentiments exactly.
km73

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« Reply #31 on: 07-03-2008 23:58 »
« Last Edit on: 07-04-2008 00:00 »

I'm not at all a fan of fantasy or Dungeons and Dragons-type-stuff either, pretty far from it, but I still think this third one could be interesting. Will reserve judgment till I see it, of course. It all depends on how they handle it.

edit: I suspect it'll be a lot more multi-dimensional than just a simple "fantasy world".
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« Reply #32 on: 07-04-2008 09:44 »

 
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I just don't like the idea of having a Futurama movie that's not set in the Futurama universe.

exactly.  If the fantasy stuff is only for an act or two then that's fine, but I'm afraid that an entire movie of it is going to wear pretty thin by the end.  In the preview, we see other stuff going on, like the demolition derby, that doesnt take place in the fantasy universe.  My guess is that the LOTR/DND stuff takes place in one level amongst several in the 'game'.
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« Reply #33 on: 07-04-2008 10:24 »

SO and KM: I concur. It seems that the trailers of the movies have been sort of misrepresentational of what the movies will actually be about so far, so I'm not going to make any calls on BG whatsoever until I see it, really.
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« Reply #34 on: 07-04-2008 11:12 »

 
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Originally posted by aknightofni:

And whats that collar leela is wearing when she falls?

I wonder about that also.  I can see Leela being into B&D but she'd be the dominant partner - there's now way I could see her being submissive enough to wear a collar.

Oh wait, this is a D&D ripoff, not a B&D ripoff.

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Ralph "wants Leela to be a freak" Snart

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« Reply #35 on: 07-04-2008 13:38 »

 
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Originally posted by soylentOrange:
My guess is that the LOTR/DND stuff takes place in one level amongst several in the 'game'.

That's brilliant. I'd never thought of it as actually being a game. I always thought it was just a pun used for the title. That's definitly the most plausible thing I've heard in a while. Bravo sir. 1400 points!
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« Reply #36 on: 07-04-2008 13:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:
 I wonder about that also.  I can see Leela being into B&D but she'd be the dominant partner - there's now way I could see her being submissive enough to wear a collar.

Yep; definitely a take-charge gal, our Purple Pumpkin.  wink

 
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Ralph "wants Leela to be a freak" Snart

Who says she isn't?  wink


'Naked ladies, naked ladies, naked ladies, naked ladies!'

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« Reply #37 on: 07-04-2008 13:55 »

 
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 Who says she isn't?   wink

Hmmm, one huge eye, purple hair....nope can't think of anything even slightly freakish.   roll eyes
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« Reply #38 on: 07-04-2008 15:09 »

 
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I'd never thought of it as actually being a game. I always thought it was just a pun used for the title

I really think 'Bender's Game' refers to some kind of competition that takes place between Mom and Planet Express (and maybe other people as well, since we see a scene with robots riding in Kangaroo pouches while throwing spears).  My guess is that it takes place at least partially in virtual reality, which is why Leela spontaneously turns into a centaur.  Hovering dice appear in a couple of different places in the trailer.  I'll bet the 'game' involves finding and taking them.  Although virtual reality wouldn't explain why Amy thinks she's Ginacaladriel.  And how is the secret of darkmatter involved? 
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« Reply #39 on: 07-04-2008 17:05 »

Honestly, when I first saw the trailer and heard the premise, I was kind of put off. It isn't that I don't like the fantasy genre, I grew up playing games like Quest for Glory so I'm no stranger to that world, I just don't think it belongs in the Futurama world outside a AOI scenerio. But I won't judge it till I see it. I recently read an interview with DXC where he says the movie will shed further light on some past events.

To quote:

From a writing standpoint, how do consider an audience thatís virgin to the Futurama viewing experience? The movies are peppered with references to the show.

Thereís a fine line we have to walk, because we want to really give a treat to the longtime fans by throwing in lots of weird side character [appearances]Öbut we also donít want the whole thing to bog down in joke references. We tried to give enough, but not too much, and I hope we succeeded. There are some periodic flashbacks that explain a little more about things that happened [in the] first [film]. Thereíll be a couple instances of that in Benderís Game [due out this fall]. We explain the back story a little bit more of Nibbler and of the Professor and there will be a few explanations of things that happened. The attempt is made, at least, and I hope we pulled it off to do those things in such a way that if you didnít see them the first time, itíll just be a bonus for those people who say, ďA-ha! That explains whyÖĒ

Maybe the origin of Fry's tattoo will be reveiled...the full interview can be found here:
 http://artistdirect.com/nad/news/article/0,,4705880,00.html
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