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PEE Poll: what is you favourite movie?
beast with a billion backs   -27 (11.3%)
benders game   -36 (15%)
benders big score   -81 (33.8%)
into the wild green yonder   -96 (40%)
Total Voters: 240

Tedward

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« Reply #280 on: 08-22-2009 01:47 »
« Last Edit on: 08-22-2009 01:48 »

Oh, Nuts! All this talk of how great Hutch is and how he should come back now make me think that he will. I hope I haven't set myself up for disappointment.

Oh, sorry about that. Yes, it is possible to bring Hutch back without a retcon, but that doesn't necessarily make it likely, eh? At least there's some ray of hope though.
PatchChord_Adams

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« Reply #281 on: 08-24-2009 03:26 »


Into The Wild Green Yonder 9/10
BWABB 8.7/10
BBS 8.5
BG 8/10 A missed oppurtunity
FryFangirlLisa

Bending Unit
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« Reply #282 on: 08-24-2009 05:16 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2009 05:18 »

Oh, sorry about that. Yes, it is possible to bring Hutch back without a retcon, but that doesn't necessarily make it likely, eh? At least there's some ray of hope though.
Yes, there's always hope!  ^^

I think we should just be optimistic about this, and hope for the best.  smile

It would be awesome if the writers allow Hutch to return, and bring him back somehow!  And who knows?  They might do something like this in the upcoming, new season of Futurama.  Especially if they receive enough demand for this to happen.

leela09

Bending Unit
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« Reply #283 on: 08-28-2009 09:33 »

I voted ITWGY as my favorite and cant wait til it is shown Sunday.
I rewatched BWABB tonight to give it just that one more chance to climb off the bottom.
I am a Futurama fan and always will be but I have just wasted 2 hours with this movie.Yeow,I got no joy from this movie.No humor no heroic gestures between crewmembers,no memorable lines.Zapp eating Kif on a sandwich without knowing it.
This is supposed to be humor?
Fry wants to commit suicide.I assume he is desolate due to his breakup with Colleen.But my god a love affair bustup is the worst possible reason to kill yourself.
The deathball sketch was the only half decent passage in the movie.
I think that this movie was the lowest seller of the 4 and I can understand why.
seattlejohn01

Space Pope
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« Reply #284 on: 08-30-2009 20:34 »

Sad confession: I bought the 1st 2 DVD's, but didn't buy the last 2.  I know, I know; Futurama coming back was not dependent on my being part of the "DVD BUYING" demographic.  Shame, oh the shame...   cry
FistfulOAwesome

Starship Captain
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« Reply #285 on: 08-30-2009 21:32 »
« Last Edit on: 08-30-2009 22:38 »

ITWGY premiere's tonight (August 30, 2009)! You all better watch it. It is by far the best of the Futurama movies (Hell, one of the best episodes) and, in my "humble" opinion,  the only one truly worth a damn (little to no excuses to be made for it).
Go-a-Green-a

Bending Unit
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« Reply #286 on: 08-30-2009 21:56 »

ITWGY premiere's tonight (August 30, 2009)! You all better watch it. It is by far the best of the Futurama movies (Hell, one of the best episodes) and in my "humble" opinion,  the only one truly worth a damn (little to no excuses to be made for it).

Ah, thank you for reminding me! And you're right.
Taco Wiz

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #287 on: 08-31-2009 02:42 »

Bender's Big Score: It was VERY fun, and it felt like an actual movie.

Beast with a Billion Backs: THAT WASN'T FUTURAMA. THAT WAS AN ACID TRIP. Really. It's not that it's a bad movie, but it wasn't Futurama. It's entertaining, but it was a FREAKIN' DRUG.

Bender's Game: That was horrible. It was a very poor Futurama EPISODE, let alone a movie.

Into the Wild Green Yonder: It was good, but I liked BBS better.


BBS by far.
Basil
Delivery Boy
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« Reply #288 on: 08-31-2009 04:44 »

ITWGY premiere's tonight (August 30, 2009)! You all better watch it. It is by far the best of the Futurama movies (Hell, one of the best episodes) and, in my "humble" opinion,  the only one truly worth a damn (little to no excuses to be made for it).

When did 'Benders Game' screen in the U.S?
Svip

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« Reply #289 on: 08-31-2009 11:48 »

ITWGY premiere's tonight (August 30, 2009)! You all better watch it. It is by far the best of the Futurama movies (Hell, one of the best episodes) and, in my "humble" opinion,  the only one truly worth a damn (little to no excuses to be made for it).

When did 'Benders Game' screen in the U.S?

26 April, I think.
Jive Professor

Poppler
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« Reply #290 on: 09-02-2009 22:34 »

I have to say, I have a more lopsided view of the movies than most here do.

BBS - Had me in stitches every time I watched it.  Some of the early bits were a little forced, but I thought it was gold.

TBWABB - It is my least favorite movie, but still watchable.  I felt it was some of their most heavy-handed religious/philosophical commentary, and had little of the nuance episodes like Godfellas had.

BG - I actually loved this one, it is tied for first with BBS.  The buildup was slow, but God all the shtick with Zoidberg and the Tunneling Terror, the Morks... really some of Futurama's dumbest jokes, but some of my favorites.

ITWGY - I liked it, and I laughed, and this had a great plot - but I rarely found myself laughing.  I dunno, maybe I need to watch it a few more times (more excuses to watch Futurama? Excellent).  Could have been that it was the "last" bit of Futurama and I was comparing it to The Devil's Hands, which was a tour de force for ending a great show (but thankfully, it did not end).
PatchChord_Adams

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« Reply #291 on: 09-03-2009 03:46 »

The main problem I have with the new movies are what I call "throw-away gags"
 
ITWGY specifically,

Farnsworth's grills weren't necessary, The leech thing at the beginning, and just a couple more

These gags anger me because this show is capable of so much more
Go-a-Green-a

Bending Unit
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« Reply #292 on: 09-03-2009 03:52 »

The main problem I have with the new movies are what I call "throw-away gags"
 
ITWGY specifically,

Farnsworth's grills weren't necessary, The leech thing at the beginning, and just a couple more

These gags anger me because this show is capable of so much more


You need to look at ITWGY as a full movie not just a bunch of throw-away gags. ITWGY had a few of those but the movie in full was pretty good (in my opinion).
PatchChord_Adams

Bending Unit
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« Reply #293 on: 09-03-2009 03:56 »

It was my favorite too, I just don't think they were necessary
Jezzem

Urban Legend
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« Reply #294 on: 09-03-2009 08:09 »

Yeah Futurama has never been known to have any throw away gags, has it? roll eyes
FistfulOAwesome

Starship Captain
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« Reply #295 on: 09-03-2009 10:13 »

Farnsworth's grill wasn't a throwaway joke, it was a reference to all the money he made from Wong.

The Leech is in no way a throwaway joke. I'm assuming you mean all the bits of Leela continuously killing it. While it seems like a throwaway joke at the time, it actually gives the Encyclopod more of a purpose at the end (aside from that whole saving extinct species thing) by showing that The Leech (AKA The Dark One) is highly evolved (tough to kill) and that only another highly evolved creature would be capable of killing it.

A true throwaway joke is more like Bender pulling out that pumpkin in Bender's Game.
PatchChord_Adams

Bending Unit
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« Reply #296 on: 09-03-2009 18:30 »

Farnsworth's grill wasn't a throwaway joke, it was a reference to all the money he made from Wong.

The Leech is in no way a throwaway joke. I'm assuming you mean all the bits of Leela continuously killing it. While it seems like a throwaway joke at the time, it actually gives the Encyclopod more of a purpose at the end (aside from that whole saving extinct species thing) by showing that The Leech (AKA The Dark One) is highly evolved (tough to kill) and that only another highly evolved creature would be capable of killing it.

A true throwaway joke is more like Bender pulling out that pumpkin in Bender's Game.

the leech thing, I meant to say was dragged on
Freako

Urban Legend
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« Reply #297 on: 09-04-2009 02:18 »

That really was kind of a family guy style drag on.
Go-a-Green-a

Bending Unit
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« Reply #298 on: 09-04-2009 02:54 »

That really was kind of a family guy style drag on.

Upper-class Family Guy, but not as annoying.
FistfulOAwesome

Starship Captain
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« Reply #299 on: 09-04-2009 03:06 »

To be fair, Family Guy would have just had Leela continuously hold her eye and groan for 30 seconds rather than add on to the joke.
Go-a-Green-a

Bending Unit
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« Reply #300 on: 09-04-2009 03:31 »

Agreed, Family Guy is for idiots who wandered drunk in front of the TV. Futurama is for people who prefer nerd-humour and jokes that require at least SOME mental ability. That running leech gag WAS a little dragged on but not quite to the extend of Family Guy.
Freako

Urban Legend
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« Reply #301 on: 09-04-2009 03:50 »

To be fair, Family Guy would have just had Leela continuously hold her eye and groan for 30 seconds rather than add on to the joke.

PSHHHHHHHHHHHH, Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, PSHHHHHHHHHHHH, Ahhhhhhhhhhh.
Frisco17

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #302 on: 09-04-2009 03:53 »

Quite.
Jive Professor

Poppler
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« Reply #303 on: 09-04-2009 19:16 »

Family Guy run on jokes are the worst.  My wife and I love that show as well, but man when those run on jokes come up she becomes visibly angry.  It's like nails on a chalkboard.
Benders_Fan

Urban Legend
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« Reply #304 on: 09-05-2009 07:02 »

I vote Bender's Game.
Go-a-Green-a

Bending Unit
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« Reply #305 on: 09-05-2009 07:07 »

I vote Bender's Game.

I liked that one (good to see someone else did) but it's not my favourite. Tons of nerd-humour, though which is one of the reasons I liked it.
FistfulOAwesome

Starship Captain
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« Reply #306 on: 09-05-2009 08:40 »

I like the first half of Game, but the second half is wasted. It's not even really nerdy.

Analysis of second half's failure: http://www.peelified.com/index.php?topic=17904.msg1055437#msg1055437
Go-a-Green-a

Bending Unit
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« Reply #307 on: 09-05-2009 09:13 »
« Last Edit on: 09-05-2009 22:01 »

Yeah, the second half wasn't that great. That's why ITWGY is still my favourite and not BG. But BBS was good, though. (for jokes, anyway)
FistfulOAwesome

Starship Captain
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« Reply #308 on: 09-05-2009 20:12 »
« Last Edit on: 09-05-2009 20:13 »

Ehh...

Listen kid, I like you. You've signed on to this board fully intent on discussing this great show with other fans. Your not the common "two misspelled sentences and I'm out or trolling" new members that normally appear. I like your stuff. But here's one piece of advise. Careful what you say near me. Because I end up doing stuff like this...

BBS is kind-of a disappointment. The story is schizophrenic (Keeler warned, Cohen should have listened), never truly feeling whole. Their is a general sense of a plot (the Scammers), but it's forgotten far too easily for smaller concerns.

It never even really feels like a conflict is taking place. Sure, the Scammers are sending Bender back in time to steal important objects, but the Paradox Correcting of the Machine-Language Time Code insures that this is never a concern. Oh, it could have been, but Nibblers message is never given any weight (especially in that Episode That Shall Not Be Named Nor Canonized, where the rift turned out to be no problem, and is solved in under a minute in the ending). The Time Code can be used again and again with no actual risk being shown.

They could have either had no Paradox-Correcting, and had a sort-of a Back To The Future plot where the PE Crew is somehow immune to the ripple effect, allowing us to see alternate versions of NNYC as the PE Crew tried to stop the Scammers (God Damn it, I miss Sliders!). Alternatively, they could keep the Paradox-Correcting but have used Nibbler's warning to it's fullest extent. Every use could have destroyed a part-of the universe or screwed it up (imagine the very rules of physics being bent. Awesome!)

Instead, nothing. No real conflict, and the Time-Travel isn't even used that well. Bender's stealing is exclusive to chapter 2 (and as I said, has no effect), most people disliked the Fry2/Leelu story (not me, I like it, but I have to mention what most thought), the retcon's are liked by near no one, and personally, Lars was beyond lame.

Did the Scammers even need the Time-Code anyway? They successfully scammed the Professor, and their abilities seemed good enough to scam anyone else. Sure, maybe you could say that the money they got from the artifacts would have gotten them into high-society, where they would be able to scam the richest/most powerful people on Earth, but I still think they could have done it of their own abilities (if they were part of a TV episode, the writers would probably agree).

Also on the Scammers, why was only Nudar used? I could understand if BBS was a TV episode, but it's a full 88-minute movie. Their is no excuse to have focused on Nudar so much and left the other two out (I don't even remember their names because they were so underused).

How annoying is it that nobody bats an eye to Bender's stealing antics?

Man, the first few minutes of the movie were painful (My post is as schizophrenic as the movie is, apparently). The writers couldn't have beaten Futurama's situation over our heads more than they did. It was so forced. I was genuinely surprised everytime Torgo's showed up. That would have been a great joke by itself if it wasn't for those first few minutes.

They were sort-of like the first few minutes of The Crystal Skull (or, as I normally call it, "THERE WERE ONLY THREE INDY MOVIES!"), where Lucas and Spielberg decided that everyone forgot who Indiana Jones is, so they better toss his hat on the ground and spend 15 seconds on it, have the Ark of the Covenant released, and proceed to beat us over the head with references to the series (particularly Raiders of the Lost Ark).

It also lacks the pleasure of a Sandwich and Potato Chips meal. The Sandwich being clever jokes that get better as they go on, the chips being the quick jokes that you add in between to keep the meal (movie) going at a brisk pace. I like a big Sandwich as much as anyone (even if missing mustard), but it surely feels empty without some chips to fill the void of sandwich bites (plus it turns to mush as you chew it, so replacement crunch is necessary (this metaphor is falling apart and also probably didn't work to begin with)).

What I mean is that BBS has the requisite clever jokes that make this series so funny, but it lacks the more low-brow jokes to keep it going. A balance was had in the series that made most episodes brisk, but fun affairs. That's sort of missing in BBS, which suffers by feeling slow way too often.

Whoops! I went off again! Point is, at the end, BBS feels more like a good fan-script turned into an OK episode. Genuinely good Fan Fiction is nice to fill in voids in series or let us see characters in situations that aren't possible, but we wouldn't actually want to see these scripts and situations in the series. In this case, it was sort-of dull.
Go-a-Green-a

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« Reply #309 on: 09-05-2009 21:59 »
« Last Edit on: 09-05-2009 22:00 »

BBS was good for jokes, but it wasn't up there with the regular serise. This may come as a surprise considering the fact that I did enjoy BBS, but I agree with you. BBS had a very small conflict and to me it just wasn't up there with "normal" Futurama episodes. I liked it for the jokes but that's about all I enjoyed it for. ITWGY had a conflict and jokes which is why it seems to be the most popular. Also, the episode versions of BBS seemed to go by too fast and just didn't have a very good flow.
FistfulOAwesome

Starship Captain
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« Reply #310 on: 09-05-2009 23:01 »
« Last Edit on: 09-05-2009 23:02 »

I really want to like BBS. The good bits of the episode really are high-quality Futurama. The nude planet is a fun section, the running joke about the gummi parasites is pretty funny, I actually like the Fry2/Leelu story, Hermes is given a chance to shine he rarely had in the series, and the entire fourth chapter is fantastic (Gold Death Stars, Trilogy Rap, Fry giving up Leela mirroring Fry2 giving up Leelu). It's just that the bits I mentioned really are a drag to it.

The episode is too first draft. I really wished Cohen had listened to Keeler's advice to hold off on the episode until they had a clearer picture of what they wanted to do, but what's done is done. In the end, it's still decent, if underwhelming (C+).

As for the TV cuts, It doesn't have anything to do with Score, really. None of the movies work as episodes, because the writers didn't really write them that way. They tried to make them work as TV episodes, but it doesn't work out since they're all still part of their larger respective plots. I understand that 20th wanted the movies cut as TV episodes to pad the series for syndication, but it would have never worked out.

P.S. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that Billy West still surprises me with the depth of his Voice Talent. He can effortlessly switch Fry from Goofball to Mature within the same sentence (my favorite being in ITWGY (his declaration of love to Leela is both hilarious and touching).
Go-a-Green-a

Bending Unit
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« Reply #311 on: 09-05-2009 23:25 »

Yeah, Billy West sure has some great talent. To this day I still don't know how he does it.
goodnewseveryone

Crustacean
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« Reply #312 on: 09-06-2009 01:30 »

Weird, I thought Bender's Game would be the most popular.  I guess that's just because it's the one my friends and I like the most.
bamboomboom
Poppler
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« Reply #313 on: 09-07-2009 08:18 »

into the wild green yonder because it seemed more epic than the other three
leelafan3

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #314 on: 09-10-2009 22:21 »

its a tie between benders game and wild green yonder
DaltonCarl

Crustacean
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« Reply #315 on: 09-16-2009 00:17 »

Benders Game, big fan of the DnD thrown into it, and just love the mix of alot of great movies.
CookiesOnTheFloor
Bending Unit
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« Reply #316 on: 09-21-2009 16:47 »

For me it's a toss-up between Bender's Big Score and Into The Wild Green Yonder. I like the Fry/Leela story in the former, plus the song the gang sung in the alley (Leela: Lars bought me candy! Everybody else: Cram it down and shut the hell up!  laff)  PLUS I actually kind of liked Bender in it, and god knows that rarely happens in ANY episode.

Wild Green Yonder had a neat subplot with the Dark One story. One element of Futurama I really like is the idea that Fry's mind runs on a different frequency and hence is immune to psionic power. It actually makes him useful, a trait he didn't possess in his former life in the 20th century. He plays a strong role in this story and almost approaches hero status. Cool. big grin
Jezzem

Urban Legend
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« Reply #317 on: 09-21-2009 17:08 »

Subplot? The Dark One story was what the movie was about, it was hardly a subplot.
CookiesOnTheFloor
Bending Unit
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« Reply #318 on: 09-21-2009 17:25 »

Subplot? The Dark One story was what the movie was about, it was hardly a subplot.

I thought the main plot was Leo wanting to destroy 12% of the galaxy and use the space to build a gigantic miniature golf course. And that everything else - Leela's ecofeminist involvement, Farnsworth's scanning of the area and finding the asteroid, and Fry joining the Legion of Mad Fellows - spun off from it.
Curious Gorge

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« Reply #319 on: 09-21-2009 19:14 »

There wasn't really a subplot as such (unless you count the Poker match which I most certainly don't). It was essentially three "subplots" coming together to form one big plot.

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