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DOOP Secretary
« on: 05-10-2009 19:08 »

Oh yeah, standard disclaimer:  Spoilers are imminent, and they will include Star Trek spoilers as well.  If you feel that spoilers hurt the viewing experience of said film, I suggest you leave now and never complain.  Since the spoiler tag is not inline, it may not appear here.

Okay, let me start.  The films have had some mixed reception.  And you all know it, I mean, it is weird'ing me out.  It's crazy.  Some highlight stuff such as the whole Nibbler secrecy aspect being ruined by its blatant revelation and now we can never use that again.

In addition, especially the shippers out there, feel the whole Fry/Leela romance have somewhat gone afoot and it certainly lifts eyebrows.

And that's just a start.

But could they "cheat"?  What the Star Trek film did (and now the spoilers commence!) was to create an "alternative timeline" (or as it is known on Memory Alpha, alternative reality), in which, the time travel back in time to the date of Kirk's birth by Nero meant that a new chain of events would be put forth, wherein Nero would destroy the Vulcan planet, which did not happen in the original timeline.

Could the gateway in Into the Wild Green Yonder be a time orb, which would lead them into an alternative reality, wherein certain events had not occurred yet or would never occur.  And things that never occurred, would.

Just like Nero and Spock, the Planet Express crew did/do not know what is on the other side.

Starship Captain
« Reply #1 on: 05-10-2009 19:38 »
« Last Edit on: 05-10-2009 20:19 »

I guess it could be something the writers could put forward when the show returns (is the optimism killing you?) but it doesn't seem like the most interesting thing they could do with the wormhole. What could they change and why change it?

David X. already has a plan for a returning episode:

Do you and Matt Groening want to keep Futurama around? Do you have more stories to tell?

I was just telling Matt that every morning in the shower, I find myself, against my will, working on the next episode. I feel like I have a lot of the next adventure plotted out. I will actually be pretty disappointed if I don't get to write that out, because I've devoted so many showers to it.

So what do you come up with in the shower?

Of course it would require going through Matt Groening, and possibly the people at Fox, so these are just ideas. But it will involve a sequence in which our characters are on display in an alien zoo. They are primitive beasts from another Universe.

In addition to that they already did a time travel story in BBS. Methinks its would be kinda soon to do it again. Plus, it would be kinda sad to think that the Universe A version of Leela's Parents or Dwight and Cubert would never see their family members again.
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