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io5xu

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« on: 05-08-2009 15:49 »

No, this is not "Star Trek references in Futurama".  I saw the IMAX movie premier last night and found multiple Futurama references (Which makes it a much better movie!)  I hope this is a "hint" that Futurama fandom runs far and deep, an that someone is prompting Network Executives to green light more episodes/movies...

I'll list the first two, but I think there are more- if you find them, post them here.
I don't want to ruin your fun with a spoiler, so I'll keep it brief, for now:

1) There's a major Futurama tribute "when Scotty beams onboard the Enterprise".  Incredible!

2) Listen for "Futurama" spoken in the movie. It is very subtle, but very deliberate.   Let's just say that two words are run together to make it.

Does anyone know if there is any crossover from Futurama to Star Trek - writers, talent, etc, or is Abrams just another fan? (He "tributes" Star Wars and other shows throughout the movie too, but that's a different story.)
FistfulOAwesome

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« Reply #1 on: 05-08-2009 16:38 »

I know the guy who wrote 411 (David A. Goodman) ended up working on Enterprise after Futurama (the commentary states it is directly because the producers of Enterprise liked the episode that much. David X. Cohen must have been pissed that he didn't write it).
jigielnik

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« Reply #2 on: 05-10-2009 07:59 »

i dont think there is any ACTUAL crossover between futurama cast/crew and Star Trek. (well, im sure frank welker prob did some sort of creature sound for them, haha)

However, given that, the writers of this 'Star Trek' movie do consider themselves trekkies, which leads me to believe they probably like futurama's scifi theme, trek references and general hilarity too. in addition, though Abrams i think was more of a casual star trek fan, he is a big player in TV, and would probably like futurama. The fact that the show was so respectful of star trek would be another reason it may have been put in there. (also, i am not a trek fan whatsoever-though i enjoyed the movie- and i like futurama, so anyone can)

as for the OPs first "futurama tribute" im not 100% on this (as i said im not a trek fan) but im fairly sure Star Trek came up with that first, and that futurama was just making a parody homage to star trek with that particular thing. i did think of futurama when i saw it though...

and hey, if this movie does well, it could help re-invigorate the sci-fi genre and help futuramas chances...
Buddy13

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« Reply #3 on: 05-14-2009 04:24 »

I saw it, and i didn't notice a darn thing (other than that the movie was awesome). If I had thought to keep an eye out for Futurama references, I probably would have seen something (maybe even things that weren't really there--such is the human mind, I'm afraid). Perhaps I'll have to see it again when the crowds die down.
io5xu

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« Reply #4 on: 06-17-2009 23:38 »

My son and I discussed the Futurama references right after the movie- he caught one that I wasn't sure about until I saw "Clone of my own" last night - (Kudos to him for one-upping me!)

There's a striking similarity between the Farnsworth Dark Matter engine and Scotty's description of warp travel - YOU hold still and the space around you is moved  (hmm, almost word for word...)

Following up on my first note-
I think #1 was done in the *style* of Futurama. I'm convinced this is a nod to Futurama, I just want to hear someone from the movie admit it!

#2 is kind of obscure, plus everyone has had time to see it now, so here's the "spoiler":  Kirk says "future Romulans" - I can't recall the rest, but the sentence was awkwardly worded, as if someone deliberately put those words together.  Again, hmm... 

I can't wait to watch the movie at home and look for more visual easter eggs.  Other people have found references to more shows and movies -Lost, Cloverfield, Star Wars, etc-  so I think they just had a lot of fun making the movie.  I wouldn't be surprised to see Bender hidden in the background of the bar scene (as he is known to do.)

Wouldn't it be fun to mash up an episode of the ST animated series and Futurama?
-io

 
Vanguard20

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« Reply #5 on: 06-18-2009 22:05 »

There is a DS9 episode that has a plot simaler to RTEW.
jigielnik

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« Reply #6 on: 06-19-2009 18:13 »

i dont know why everyone doesnt get that anything futurama has done is a nod to star trek, not the other way around. all the things we saw in the new star trek movie that we thought were futurama references were actually just references back to the star trek series, which futurama references all the time
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #7 on: 06-23-2009 21:23 »

Wouldn't it be fun to mash up an episode of the ST animated series and Futurama?


Awesome idea. Looking forward to seeing it crop up on youtube.
MightyBooshFan91

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« Reply #8 on: 07-27-2009 00:12 »

Sorry to bump this thread up but I saw the new Star trek film recently and didn't quite catch the references you list above.
What exactly do you mean by the "major futurama reference when Scotty beam aboard" I don't quite know what you are refering to...is it in a specific episode?
Thanks
Boltzmann_Fan

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« Reply #9 on: 07-27-2009 00:30 »

What exactly do you mean by the "major futurama reference when Scotty beam aboard"
When Scotty beams aboard, he beams into a blue/green plastic tube that looks a lot like the public transportation system in NNY.  Could be a coincidence, or not.
iceiwynd

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« Reply #10 on: 07-27-2009 01:16 »

I really doubt that was a reference of any sort.

I think what was being referred to by the OP was the fact that the solution to the equation for trans-warp beaming was to think of space as the object being moved around - like how the PE ship works, as explained in A Clone of My Own.
uberfu
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« Reply #11 on: 07-27-2009 17:28 »
« Last Edit on: 07-27-2009 17:35 »

i dont think there is any ACTUAL crossover between futurama cast/crew and Star Trek. (well, im sure frank welker prob did some sort of creature sound for them, haha)

However, given that, the writers of this 'Star Trek' movie do consider themselves trekkies, which leads me to believe they probably like futurama's scifi theme, trek references and general hilarity too. in addition, though Abrams i think was more of a casual star trek fan, he is a big player in TV, and would probably like futurama. The fact that the show was so respectful of star trek would be another reason it may have been put in there. (also, i am not a trek fan whatsoever-though i enjoyed the movie- and i like futurama, so anyone can)

as for the OPs first "futurama tribute" im not 100% on this (as i said im not a trek fan) but im fairly sure Star Trek came up with that first, and that futurama was just making a parody homage to star trek with that particular thing. i did think of futurama when i saw it though...

and hey, if this movie does well, it could help re-invigorate the sci-fi genre and help futuramas chances...
Abrams has pointly said in many interviews that he was never a Star Trek fan.  He had always been a Star Wars fan as he could relate to Luke's plight as a commoner leading into the adventures he took.
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i dont know why everyone doesnt get that anything futurama has done is a nod to star trek, not the other way around. all the things we saw in the new star trek movie that we thought were futurama references were actually just references back to the star trek series, which futurama references all the time

Totally agree with you.  The premise of this Thread is ridiculous!

Seeing as how the etirety of Futurama has Star Trek references scattered thoughout the series and movies - does anyone possibly think they might be reading way too much into finding references in the new movie?

People see what they want to see.

Example - someone mentioned "future Romulans" being said during a conversation in ST. [sarcasm]Oh Yes that much subtlety I'm sure was on the creators minds when they were developing the new movie!  Abrams and Orci and Kurtzman were sitting around developing a list of "Futurama inserts" of where they could put references and then decided to have a contest on just how subtle they could be. Not! [/sarcasm]  You're really stretching it there buddy.

The bit about Scotty discussing the concept of the object standing still and having the "universe" move around it is not new to the ST universe - in fact this is inadvertently pointed out in at least one episode of TNG (that's The Next Generation folks) during some explanation of how a ship warps.  So hate to burst your bubble but ST beat out Futurama in pointing out this concept.
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The ONLY plausible thing I've seen anyone post is Boltzmann_Fan's observation about Scotty beaming into the cooling tubes and going on a ride while Kirk tries to rescue him.  Yeah - completely full of water and used to cool off the ships's mechanical parts or what not - but they did give the impression of Futurama's "transport tubes".  And Scotty moving thru them looked similar to the way Fry went thru them in an episode or 2.  The red hair coincidence aside - this could conceiveably hint at Futurama as nothing like this was in any of the previous ST incarnations.  But as I said - I seriously doubt that the creators were sitting around purposely dropping Futurama references.

But otherwise ya'll picking up on Futurama references are way off base.
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