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dr.bender nye

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« Reply #400 on: 11-30-2008 12:51 »

I have to ask something both related to this movie and related to real life.
In the feature length film, one the main topics for the first half of it is gas prices are at a high, and in the commentary David said that when they wrote this, gas prices were high, then later on they went down and later more, gas prices were back up, and they recorded the commentary in June and gas costs $4.75 a gallon for regular.
So, my question is how much is gas now? (I have no idea, being British and all)
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #401 on: 11-30-2008 13:05 »

90.9p a litre (cant tell you what it costs in the US though) wink
suss6052

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« Reply #402 on: 12-02-2008 04:02 »

Less than $2 dollars/gallon (closer to 1.699/gallon around here in the US)
Books

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« Reply #403 on: 12-02-2008 04:05 »

suss is alive?
Frisco17

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« Reply #404 on: 12-02-2008 05:14 »

Less than $2 dollars/gallon (closer to 1.699/gallon around here in the US)

Gas is always signifigantly more in Europe.
suss6052

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« Reply #405 on: 12-02-2008 05:26 »

Less than $2 dollars/gallon (closer to 1.699/gallon around here in the US)

Gas is always signifigantly more in Europe.


Of course the base crude doesn't cost much more, its mostly due to the bureaucracy wanting more money, well that and a smidge of environmentalism what with the incentives towards the more efficient diesel fuel and more refining capacity for diesel fuel oil. The theory is that if you tax the hell out of something it discourages its use, but with things such as oil it just puts a squeeze on economies, at least as far as those in the developed and developing worlds.
Books

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« Reply #406 on: 12-02-2008 05:50 »

Gas is like 75 cents/litre here in Canada. Cheap.
iceiwynd

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« Reply #407 on: 12-02-2008 06:12 »

Are you in Alberta, Books? 'cause I can't believe it being that cheap anywhere else in the country...
Kifz

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« Reply #408 on: 12-03-2008 05:26 »

What I find suspicious is that in the midst of the financial crisis, which is just like Jivo, its tentacles reaching into everybody everywhere, gas prices are actually falling. As if some obscure 'powers to be' were pulling the strings to not to tighten the noose too much around peoples' necks... and that leads to even more disturbing speculations.
soylentOrange

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« Reply #409 on: 12-03-2008 07:38 »

gas prices follow demand.  They were over inflated to begin with, and now demand has dropped.  Don't worry, we'll all be paying way too much for gasoline again in short order.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #410 on: 12-03-2008 08:58 »

Back to the movie.

Continuity has apparantly been thrown out of the window. How did Nibbler get back?

Other than that, I only have one gripe: ridiculous premise.

Overall, I enjoyed it. An entire movie based on a couple of poop jokes. Pure enjoyment.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #411 on: 12-03-2008 14:57 »


   Continuity has apparantly been thrown out of the window.


As has spelling, apparently.


   How did Nibbler get back?


Why does it matter? If Nibbler can utilise some implosion-like effect to remove himself from the universe is it really that hard to believe that he doesn't also have a way of getting back in again?

How long after Hell is Other Robots was it before we saw Nibbler again (after they abandoned him New Jersey) yet is anyone bothered that we don't actually see Nibbler making his way back to the Planet Express building?

It seems to me that the movies don't introduce any story-telling shortcuts/tricks that hadn't already been used in the TV series , if perhaps to a lesser extent.

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #412 on: 12-04-2008 01:24 »


   Continuity has apparantly been thrown out of the window.


As has spelling, apparently.


Yeah, when I get angry, I can't spell coherently.
gudbjorg

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« Reply #413 on: 12-04-2008 03:10 »
« Last Edit on: 12-04-2008 05:16 »

I got bender's game last Friday but haven't watched it yet :S
I tried playing it on the computer but it didn't run smoothly so I'm now watching fight club smile edit: and it was just as good as the first time
Finglonger

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« Reply #414 on: 12-04-2008 06:45 »

You're going to criticize someone for spelling and then mess up utilize? Shame on you.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #415 on: 12-04-2008 14:30 »


   You're going to criticize someone for spelling and then mess up utilize? Shame on you.


 roll eyes
And I suppose I'm "messing up" my seasons if I claim I'm enjoying the longer hours of daylight and warmer weather now that summer is here?

Personally, I don't choose to classify the use of a regional spelling variation (e.g. color/colour, sulfur/sulphur, criticise/criticize, aluminium/aluminum) a mistake, nor do I expect people from other parts of the world to conform to my preferred variant. Unfortunately, it seems that some other people do.

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
Finglonger

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« Reply #416 on: 12-04-2008 16:51 »

....After checking in on it, it seems that I have been solidly owned by hobbitboy. >_<

Let me clarify, though, that I never meant any ill will towards you, man. I was just playing around.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #417 on: 12-05-2008 12:07 »

Heh, no worries mate.  smile

While it's great fun to play the moral indignation (or should that be 'cultural indignation'?) card every now and again, it's all mostly in jest.

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
KingBender

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« Reply #418 on: 12-05-2008 23:44 »

I enjoyed the movie like the rest of them mainly because I don't over analyze or really care because i'm just happy to be watching Futurama. Leela's shock collar was funny and Amy's "friendlyness" was awsome smile Also the visit to the insane asylum was pleasant because it brought me back to the old days.
robertojamison

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« Reply #419 on: 12-06-2008 15:10 »

More importantly, What job has co-ed showers....and why am I just hearing of this......?
Frisco17

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« Reply #420 on: 12-07-2008 01:54 »

Remember X-Mas Story? No modesty in the future. flirt
El-Man

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« Reply #421 on: 12-07-2008 02:38 »

You know, I think I figured out why Leela's shock collar bothered me as much as it did.

Has anyone else read George Orwell's '1984'? The concept of 'thoughtcrime' - that people could be punished for what they think - scares me even now. Exactly as Mr. Orwell intended, no doubt... the comparison isn't exact, but you get the idea.
Xanderz

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« Reply #422 on: 12-07-2008 03:58 »

Speaking of 1984... you all remember the Apple ad spoof from Future Stock big grin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYecfV3ubP8

The original is of course very Orwellian...

"On January 24th, Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh. And you'll see why 1984 won't be like 1984."
Code:
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #423 on: 12-07-2008 22:51 »

Since some people didn't like Leela having a shock collar in this movie, how about this for a punishment? 

After the Demolition, The Professor discovers Leela has a cyst in her arm, and removes it and Leela has to have stitches and can't move her arm at all for the next two weeks and that gets her upset.  And Leela sometimes forgets she has the stitches and everyone has to remind her.


Would that have been better?
Ralph Snart

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« Reply #424 on: 12-08-2008 02:50 »

Since some people didn't like Leela having a shock collar in this movie, how about this for a punishment? 

After the Demolition, The Professor discovers Leela has a cyst in her arm, and removes it and Leela has to have stitches and can't move her arm at all for the next two weeks and that gets her upset.  And Leela sometimes forgets she has the stitches and everyone has to remind her.


Would that have been better?

[George Foreman's Head] Uh.  What?[/GFH]
aknightofni

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« Reply #425 on: 12-31-2008 19:04 »
« Last Edit on: 12-31-2008 19:11 »

I have an idea that some of the writers may have read a fanfic or two and taken bits and pieces to use in the movies.  The Discipline Collar on Leela is simular to one used on her in one of the very adult fanfics that resides on another site...

Unfortunately best thing that could follow that particular work is a moral carpet bombing.

Although it would certainly be better for "character development" to see Leela react differently after the collar, it would be much more meaningful if she wasn't a significantly nicer person before the movies any way. Drawing character development links between the movies is pretty shaky.

Any friends or family who have seen the movie all think its amazingly funny, but they all never became attached to the characters. If I just pay attention to the humor I absolutely love it. Lousy attachment to characters brings it down a bit.

Maybe Fry was somewhat right in "I second that emotion". If we care about Futurama.... stop caring about it! Go buy like madmen, laugh, tell friends! We can start caring when the $$$ are enough to bring it back proper. :P

*edit* gas is 60 cents CDN a ltr here... lol, guess the movie never accounted for the hindenconomy.

that people could be punished for what they think

Bit of a scary idea, but then so is a lot of what goes on inside peoples heads.

Far as I'm concerned what ever thoughts might be bouncing around in your head are yours long as you keep them there. But if you make them known, or release them of your own will (not scanned out red face) you better be ready to accept the consequences. Responsibility ftw.
MatMan

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« Reply #426 on: 01-03-2009 00:56 »

Since some people didn't like Leela having a shock collar in this movie, how about this for a punishment? 

After the Demolition, The Professor discovers Leela has a cyst in her arm, and removes it and Leela has to have stitches and can't move her arm at all for the next two weeks and that gets her upset.  And Leela sometimes forgets she has the stitches and everyone has to remind her.


Would that have been better?


And. . . how exactly is post-surgery stitches a punishment?
Ambitious misunderstood

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« Reply #427 on: 10-13-2011 22:51 »
« Last Edit on: 10-13-2011 22:55 »

Hooray! The first post in about two years!

All in all, Bender's Game appears to be pretty unpopular on PEEL. I can see why, even though I don't necessarily share the consensus opinion. The story is pretty thin and once they get to the fantasy world, there really isn't any story at all. They losely keep up a LOTR parody and mix all sort of other things in there, but on the whole it makes about as much sense as a "Scary Door" segment. The last half hour is mildly entertaining when the jokes work and boring when they don't. Generally, the kind of humor is different than the humor in the series. The knife ad scene was an especially appearant example of that. These kind of jokes sometimes result in a chuckle, but they're not connected to the story and as a matter of fact, actually distract from it.

Let's not forget though that before they reach the fantasy world (well, actually before they try to invade Mom's farm) the movie is almost insanely funny, with jokes that DO feel like classic Futurama. The Farnsworth-Ape scene. The dog makeup scene (stupid, but I liked it). And anything with Zoidberg. All of Season 6 didn't produce as many hilarious Zoidberg moments as Bender's Game.

I read some reviews complaining about Leela being out of character. It's true that she was angrier than she usually tends to be, but it's not like she's an innocent angel otherwise, she's always been shown as short-tempered and quickly resorting to violence (consider Raging Bender or AoI). And really, an angry, tough Leela feels more authentic to me than an insane Leela (Möbius Dick) or an overly naive Leela (IAGDL). The other characters were okay. Bender wasn't really that funny most of the time, but I always enjoy the robot asylum and Dr. Perception, so the time he spent there was pretty funny to me. Him becoming insane seemed more than a little forced though.

The other characters were good. Fry was great, Zoidberg and Farnsworth were on top form. I already mentioned Leela. Btw, am I the only one who found her strangely erotic in her "half-horse, half-naked" form?  

So if I could split the movie in two parts, the first half would be 10/10, the second one would be 4/10. It has basically no story, but some of the jokes do work, and to be frank, I care a lot more about good jokes than about a good plot. All in all, 6/10 seems like a fair verdict to me. Not like there's a poll to vote though...  
DannyJC13

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« Reply #428 on: 10-13-2011 23:14 »

I like Bender's Game! tongue
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #429 on: 10-16-2011 03:49 »

People seem to forget that the first half of the movie is absolutely hilarious.
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #430 on: 10-16-2011 06:00 »

Ahh I didn't read the title and now the movie has been spoiled for me frown
DannyJC13

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« Reply #431 on: 10-16-2011 12:25 »

People seem to forget that the first half of the movie is absolutely hilarious.

Smell this milk. laff
TheBPB11

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« Reply #432 on: 11-14-2013 06:48 »

I originally hated this one, but it got better upon second viewings, but it's still not that great.  I love the first few acts, but once they go to cornwood it goes downhill for sure.  Definitely the worst of the 4 movies.  6/10
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