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i_c_weiner

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« Reply #80 on: 06-23-2010 02:48 »

IDGDL was shorter than a normal episode by one or two minutes.

I would say that Rebirth was a pretty good episode to return with. IDGDL was mediocre, surprising since it was Zapp-centric. I felt Rebirth's jokes were funnier and more in the original series' vein than IDGDL. I actually laughed out loud multiple times for Rebirth, not so much for the latter.
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« Reply #81 on: 06-23-2010 02:58 »

IDGDL was shorter than a normal episode by one or two minutes.

I wonder why. Are they working towards a shorter time-slot than usual now or something? I certainly hope not.
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« Reply #82 on: 06-23-2010 03:08 »

Well to be fair I haven't really given it a chance maybe they just need to find their momentum again I will hold judgement until a few more episodes have aired so I have a better understanding of how the season is going to turn out because maybe I was being to harsh and the new episodes will pick up but one thing is for sure there's a lot more sex jokes and to me Leela felt out of character in the 2nd episode.
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« Reply #83 on: 06-23-2010 03:14 »

but one thing is for sure there's a lot more sex jokes and to me Leela felt out of character in the 2nd episode.

I completely agree with both points. Although I'm sure I read an interview with David X Cohen or one of the voice actors a while back that likened In-Da-Gadda-Da-Leela to Amazon Women in the Mood and Spanish Fry. So long as they're just maintaining a sort of 1 sex-joke episode a season thing, I'm okay with it.
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« Reply #84 on: 06-23-2010 06:28 »
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I agree that IDGDL reminded me of Amazon Women In the Mood and Spanish Fry -- unfortunately, it wasn't as good as either of them.

I didn't like Zapp's glare-induced confessions/explanations of how he tricked Leela. I mean, most of it seemed apparent and probably didn't need explanation. I assumed that they were on Earth all along -- because how would they crash on an "Eden" planet in our solar system? The only thing that I missed was how Zapp used the holo-projector to create the illusion of Earth being destroyed; admittedly, I forgot about the ship's holographic targetting gadget.

As for Leela acting out of character, it was explained in the episode that she was delirious from dehydration -- and the mentral distress of believing the Earth was destroyed and she and Zapp were the only survivors -- which is why she nearly fell for Zapp's deception. I don't know if it was intentional or not, to not spoil the surprise, but I don't think that either the animation nor Katey Sagal's voice acting conveyed Leela's delirium as the events were happening; she looked and sounded fine.

In summation, I thought that IDGDL was an under-whelming episode, like "Rebirth". The show hasn't returned on top of its game. I hope that these first two episodes are just the writers trying to get back into their groove, like they were in the third and fourth seasons, when they weren't restricting or over-thinking episodes, and just did whatever was funny. I'm confident that Futurama will soon be back on it's game.

Returning to this thread's topic -- which most of us have apparently forgotten -- I'm planning to re-schedule my Futurama party to Thursday, and play these two downloaded episodes for my friends at the same time they will air on CC in the 'States. That will be the closest we can get to watching them as they're meant to be seen.
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« Reply #85 on: 06-23-2010 06:48 »

I agree that IDGDL reminded me of Amazon Women In the Mood and Spanish Fry -- unfortunately, it wasn't as good as either of them.

I didn't like Zapp's glare-induced confessions/explanations of how he tricked Leela. I mean, most of it seemed apparent and probably didn't need explanation. I assumed that they were on Earth all along -- because how would they crash on an "Eden" planet in our solar system? The only thing that I missed was how Zapp used the holo-projector to create the illusion of Earth being destroyed; admittedly, I forgot about the ship's holographic targetting gadget.
I didn't see any of those things coming. They could've been out of the solar system; Nixon's diagram showed their mission to be pretty far out. (And that's pretty far out, you're pretty far out!)

And I wouldn't put IDGDL in the company of those two episodes. There wasn't vulgarness with the Zapp/Leela dynamic as much as there was with Amy. And it wasn't in the class quality-wise to those two.
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« Reply #86 on: 06-23-2010 06:54 »
« Last Edit on: 06-23-2010 06:58 »

Here be talk of the new episodes (or "Rebirth", at least, since it's the only episode I've seen)...

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« Reply #87 on: 06-23-2010 08:06 »
« Last Edit on: 06-23-2010 08:28 »

I didn't see any of those things coming. They could've been out of the solar system; Nixon's diagram showed their mission to be pretty far out. (And that's pretty far out, you're pretty far out!)
I checked, and yes, Nixon's diagram showed the V-GINY was out of the solar system. But when Leela and Zapp took off, I didn't get the impression that they travelled very far. Sure, there were cuts between scenes that could've been time cuts, and V-GINY was only shown against a starfield, with no planets visible. Regardless, I assumed that V-GINY was relatively close to Earth, and that Leela and Zapp crashed on Earth. I thought it was obvious that the situation wasn't as it seemed; firstly, this is Futurama; second, this is sci-fi; third, the circumstance of Leela being immobilized was obviously concocted to prevent her from seeing through Zapp's veil of deception. When the PE crew went to "Earth's last unspoiled acre" I deduced that they were in the same place as Leela and Zapp, because the glade where Leela was trapped was so small; figuring that out was like paint-by-numbers. The only time I doubted that they were on Earth and that Zapp was lying to Leela was when she saw Earth destroyed; I knew that Earth wasn't really destroyed (because sci-fi contrivances such as time travel or alternate dimensions hadn't been introduced in the episode), but I wasn't sure what had happened because I'd forgotten about the holo-projector.

I'm not claiming to be some genius at deducing mysteries -- I'm not one of those lying douches who claimed to figure out The Sixth Sense before the twist ending -- but I honestly figured out most of what was going on before the truth was revealed. I'm not saying it was poorly written or anything; I just think that if you're familiar with Zapp's character, and you've seen episodes of Futurama such as "The Sting", you should be able to anticipate this sort of thing, even if you don't know precisely what's going on or what the twist will be.
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« Reply #88 on: 06-23-2010 08:25 »

You have a sixth sense, got it.

I didn't anticipate The Sting. However, oddly enough, I anticipated everything from the series Lost.
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« Reply #89 on: 06-23-2010 14:10 »

Well, it's now officially the 24th of June (and has been for the last 10 minutes or so). Is the new episode out yet?

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« Reply #90 on: 06-23-2010 14:42 »

it hasn't aired yet, but so-so quality rips of it are out there in the internets if your interested.
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« Reply #91 on: 06-23-2010 14:46 »

Yes, we know, fuck.
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« Reply #92 on: 06-23-2010 14:59 »

As for Leela acting out of character, it was explained in the episode that she was delirious from dehydration -- and the mentral distress of believing the Earth was destroyed and she and Zapp were the only survivors -- which is why she nearly fell for Zapp's deception. I don't know if it was intentional or not, to not spoil the surprise, but I don't think that either the animation nor Katey Sagal's voice acting conveyed Leela's delirium as the events were happening; she looked and sounded fine.

This. I think it's probably a matter of Katey Sagal's acting, but you definitely couldn't feel Leela's delirium. And I really do think it was supposed to be there with lines like, "Except tubas"--all that nonsensical stuff. I said this in the season six thread, and I'll say it here: I don't think the writers were trying particularly hard to craft a story in IAGDL (at least beyond the middle part of act two, when Zapp and Leela crash-land; I thought that was good and almost classic Futurama). I think they just liked the notion of Leela and Zapp playing Adam and Eve, and didn't much care how that fit with who the characters are (mainly who Leela is).
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« Reply #93 on: 06-23-2010 16:18 »

scouring the internet for an uploaded recording.

I think all of the Aussie are doing that, I'll have S06EP01 in about 18mins tongue
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« Reply #94 on: 06-23-2010 19:33 »

it hasn't aired yet, but so-so quality rips of it are out there in the internets if your interested.

There are actually decent quality ones too. Try looking harder. So many people seem to click on the first streaming site they come to, but there is always a better source.
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« Reply #95 on: 06-23-2010 20:05 »

In general, when trying to find any television or cinema online, one should try to find "DVD rips". These would be the ones that would likely be good quality. One should not go for a "cam rip" or other likewise sources.
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« Reply #96 on: 06-23-2010 20:14 »

I think the version of Rebirth I found was listed as a DVD Rip.


Yeah, it was. big grin Good quality, no artifacts, high fidelity sound. Made the experience that much more enjoyable.
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« Reply #97 on: 06-23-2010 20:22 »

And, usually after the premiere of television episodes, one will find HD rips of those episodes. Those are known to cause automatic orgasms.
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« Reply #98 on: 06-23-2010 20:32 »

They take up too much space for me. I like to find regular quality DVD rips. For example, I have a digital copy of Watchmen so I can use my laptop to watch it whilst bored at Uni. A HD copy would take up 3 times as much space on my HDD, totally not worth the extra resolution at that much data cost.
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« Reply #99 on: 06-24-2010 01:22 »

it hasn't aired yet, but so-so quality rips of it are out there in the internets if your interested.

There are actually decent quality ones too. Try looking harder. So many people seem to click on the first streaming site they come to, but there is always a better source.
The avi's I DL'ed are only 175 MB, which are half the size of most SD episodes. Regardless, the videos I have look fine even on my big screen HDTV. Both the video and audio seemed adequate to me.
If I find higher quality versions, especially HD mkv's, I'll download those; but I'm happy with what I have, which is NEW Futurama episodes!
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« Reply #100 on: 06-24-2010 02:21 »

Now that i've seen the new episodes and I'm no longer watching 3 episodes a night as part of a countdown, I feel really empty. No more Futurama every single night. Maybe I should start watching every episode ever again to countdown until Attack of the Killer App! airs.
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« Reply #101 on: 06-24-2010 02:52 »

Now that i've seen the new episodes and I'm no longer watching 3 episodes a night as part of a countdown, I feel really empty. No more Futurama every single night. Maybe I should start watching every episode ever again to countdown until Attack of the Killer App! airs.
Feh, I've been watching disc after disc of all the box sets over the past few days. "Good bye moderation!" to quote Anthology of Interest II. That said, I don't have Comedy Central so I have to let my sister tape it and then watch it later...

Yes, on a VCR.
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« Reply #102 on: 06-24-2010 02:57 »

Now I'm tempted to videotape it, create a nice little VHS stash of Futurama episodes. Keep the tapes circulating!


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« Reply #103 on: 06-24-2010 02:58 »
« Last Edit on: 06-24-2010 03:00 »

I'm both DVR-ing and videotaping the new season. The tapes are for personal viewing on my shitty bedroom TV; the DVR is for enjoying the shiny HD.
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« Reply #104 on: 06-24-2010 03:02 »

*Sigh* I have an HDTV, but no HD cable/satellite... I actually have it sitting on top of a regular TV with the cable hooked into that, the HDTV is for games n' such.

/offtopic, I've decided not to watch the leaked versions and wait to do things legit.
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« Reply #105 on: 06-24-2010 03:04 »

If you don't have Comedy Central, then you should probably watch it on Hulu, assuming you're in the US.
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« Reply #106 on: 06-24-2010 03:16 »

I wasn't aware that you could, it always said full episodes weren't available for streaming. Besides, tapes are fun.
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« Reply #107 on: 06-24-2010 05:18 »
« Last Edit on: 06-24-2010 05:19 »

People talking about recording these episodes on VHS tapes really takes me back to 10 years ago, when I recorded all of the shows I liked onto VHS tapes. It was before the Futurama DVD sets were available, so I recorded the episodes on to tapes in SD mode, so only four shows would fit per tape (unless I edited out the commercials using a second VCR). I had nearly 30 Futurama tapes when the series was cancelled. And then the DVDs sets were released and I replaced them all with those.

Now I have a DVR/DVD Recorder (I eventually broke my VCR), which is awesome, because the quality is far superior, the discs are much smaller and don't degrade, I can easily edit out the commercials and input chapters, and I can play them on my computers.

Admittedly though, it's much easier and more convenient for me to simply download the shows I like off the internet. That's the only way I'm able to watch the new episodes of Futurama, since they're not airing here in Canada.
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« Reply #108 on: 06-25-2010 19:51 »

I did it I watched every episode and movie of Futurama in one sitting and no i did not get sick of it.
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« Reply #109 on: 06-26-2010 02:08 »

You need sleep.
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« Reply #110 on: 06-26-2010 10:45 »

NEVER!
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« Reply #111 on: 06-26-2010 10:54 »

Fine.  Just don't operate any heavy machinery...
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« Reply #112 on: 06-26-2010 11:19 »

ALSO NEVER!
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« Reply #113 on: 06-26-2010 11:48 »

You have 30 seconds. Make up your mind.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #114 on: 06-26-2010 11:58 »

Given that it's past the 24th, shouldn't this thread be closed?
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« Reply #115 on: 06-26-2010 12:04 »

You have 30 seconds. Make up your mind.
NEVER!!!
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« Reply #116 on: 06-26-2010 13:45 »

Given that it's past the 24th, shouldn't this thread be closed?

Or renamed to 1 July when the next episode airs!
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« Reply #117 on: 06-26-2010 15:14 »

Either way is fine.
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« Reply #118 on: 06-26-2010 16:51 »

I was gonna just let this thread die gracefully, but you seem determined to keep bumping it for little to no reason, so...

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