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« Reply #120 on: 02-28-2011 10:41 »
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You know KP (KurtPikachu), I've noticed that all your stories involve some situation where one or more members of the crew are in trouble and the rest go and rescue them. They don't all have to be Harlequin romance novels you know. smile
When's the last time you read a Harlequin romance novel?  Or was it a Silhouette Desire novel?  wink

I am very much looking forward to the new episodes.  When I heard about The Silence of the Clamps ep I realized that I'd never seen The Silence of the Lambs.  So I watched it last night.  A touch formulitic (is that a word?) but very well acted, and I loved the cinematography.

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« Reply #121 on: 02-28-2011 20:18 »
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« Reply #122 on: 02-28-2011 20:45 »

Rule 34?
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« Reply #123 on: 03-01-2011 05:33 »
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Rule 34?

Rule 34:
"If it exists, there's porn for it; No exceptions."

I'll just... ooze... back out under the door now...

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« Reply #124 on: 03-01-2011 05:53 »

If you dream it, they will porn it?
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« Reply #125 on: 03-01-2011 10:10 »

How about this?

Fry, Bender, and Zoidberg become volunteer policemen.  Then they're first assignment is a haunted house on the moon of Pluto where a mad scientist and his assistant are looking for heads for their robot.   And Fry, Bender, and Zoidberg must find a way to stop them before they all get decapatated themselves! 
Ok now it went from Danielle Steel to R.L. Stine. I don't know which is better...but at least this description isn't so complicated. I don't know if it's the way you're telling it or what but you seem like one big exec ad, as in, "Tonight on Futurama! Fry, Bender, and Zoidberg become volunteer police officers on the moon of Pluto, but can they stop a mad scientist perpetrator in his tracks before they become the next victims?

Maybe he does work for a network, or at least writing staff to see what ideas will fly.
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« Reply #126 on: 03-01-2011 17:32 »

If you dream it, they will porn it?

Rule 35:
"If there is no porn of it, porn will be made out of it."

Rule 35a:
A corollary to rule 35 which states, "If there is no porn of it, you're not searching hard enough!"

Yeah, yeah, 'hard'...

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« Reply #127 on: 03-01-2011 20:27 »

Rule 36a: "Everything is porn."
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« Reply #128 on: 03-02-2011 05:33 »

Rule 36a: "Everything is porn."

Rule 34D:
"Everything on the internet is porn to someone."
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« Reply #129 on: 03-02-2011 07:49 »

What's the rule that says if a thread exists, it will eventually lead to porn?
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« Reply #130 on: 03-02-2011 18:49 »
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« Reply #131 on: 03-02-2011 18:51 »

Simp-so-Rama!
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« Reply #132 on: 03-02-2011 19:10 »

If you dream it, they will porn it?

Rule 34C: "If there is not porn of it, and porn of it is not currently in production, it is your job to create porn of it by any means possible."

Rule 34D:
"Everything on the internet is porn to someone."

Rule 59: "If you know the rules off the top of your head, you are encouraged to kill yourself."

What's the rule that says if a thread exists, it will eventually lead to porn?

Rule 412: "If there are any undefined rules, then it is your responsibility to define them."
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« Reply #133 on: 03-03-2011 04:23 »

Rule 34D:
"Everything on the internet is porn to someone."

Rule 59: "If you know the rules off the top of your head, you are encouraged to kill yourself."

Y'seem awful familiar with the rules, there, friend... wink

I'll just... ooze... back out under the door now...

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« Reply #134 on: 03-03-2011 04:26 »

He has a quick reference list. I think he linked it in another thread.
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« Reply #135 on: 03-03-2011 16:50 »

what the robot hell are those rule ? :O
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« Reply #136 on: 03-03-2011 17:11 »

The rules of the internet my friend. Learn them, live them and love them....or face the consequences.
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« Reply #137 on: 03-03-2011 17:36 »

The rules of the internet my friend. Learn them, live them and love them....or face the consequences.

[*SpaceCase Googles "Rules of the Internet"*]
"Rules of the Internet."

Uhm...
What were those consequences, again?  confused

I'll just... ooze... back out under the door now...

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« Reply #138 on: 03-03-2011 18:25 »

I'm not quite sure. You've been breaking Rule 29 for years. smile
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« Reply #139 on: 03-03-2011 19:29 »
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« Reply #140 on: 03-03-2011 23:32 »

Well, your ideas are clearly getting worse.
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« Reply #141 on: 03-04-2011 00:21 »

KurtPikachu : stop it please you're making my brain bleed...
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« Reply #142 on: 03-04-2011 01:13 »

KurtPikachu : stop it please you're making my brain bleed...

I think his real name must be Calista.
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« Reply #143 on: 03-04-2011 04:53 »

"The Last King of New New York":

Fry, Bender, Leela and a Futurama fan from the year 2010 named Calista who lives in Texas all go to a planet called Uganda 501. Calista is like a female version of Fry, they both goof off and play around along the way. Once they make a delivery to the king of Uganda 501, he wants them to be his friends and he wants them to save his son who got kidnapped by guerilla soliders. Fry injures himself along the way, and has to be in a hoverchair. Bender gets all Scarface on the guerilla soliders and Leela fights them, too. Then once they save the king's son, the king rewards them and Fry and Calista get to go on a date. Then Calista she has so much fun with the Planet Express crew, she doesn't go back to the past. Fry and Calista only go on one date. They even have a feast a'la Temple of Doom.

I hope your ideas are a joke.
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« Reply #144 on: 03-04-2011 05:52 »

I'm not quite sure. You've been breaking Rule 29 for years. smile

Presuming that was for me:
  • confused
  • That statement is based on an incorrect assumption.
  • You've been reading believing my press-releases again, haven't you?
  • (Most importantly) Thank you.

    And finally:
  • Stop that.  wink

I'll just... ooze... back out under the door now...

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« Reply #145 on: 03-13-2011 05:59 »
« Last Edit on: 03-13-2011 15:50 »

I have griped about this ad nauseam elsewhere, but I really hope we get fewer episodes this season that feel compelled to include every member of the PE crew. It just makes the episodes feel bloated and/or contrived, unless it's serving some plot purpose.  An example of serving a plot purpose: "The Prisoner of Benda" would not have been as interesting if the writers hadn't utilized every crew member; part of the fun was seeing the contrast between, say, Farnsworth-as-Bender becoming a circus performer and Amy-as-Leela becoming a parade float. And, of course, seeing all the plot points intersect (or otherwise resolve themselves) at the end was equally great.

So I'm not against episodes that showcase the dynamic between the entire crew. The PE crew is a family--and, occasionally, it's nice to see them interact as a unit. But I feel like, so far, this season has been lacking in episodes that are driven by only one character, that have a specific focus. For example, the two plots in "The Cyberhouse Rules" belong to Leela and Bender; the secondary characters scarcely appear. Only the three principal characters show up to Leela's Orphanarium reunion; compare that to practically every crew member coming to Amy and Bender's aid in "Proposition Infinity" (saving them from disapproving parents and pervy ministers, respectively).

The episodes that worked best for me this season, though, started with the entire PE crew, but then tightened their focus in act two. ("Lethal Inspection" begins with that war reenactment and a conference table pow-wow before narrowing down to a Hermes/Bender story; "The Duh-Vinci Code" starts with the entire crew helping the Professor, then narrows to the three principals and Farnsworth, then finally isolates Farnsworth and Fry.)

Perhaps because of the overcrowded nature of some of this season's episodes, I feel like we didn't get as much solid, character-driven stuff. Leela really only had one A-plot all season ("The Mutants Are Revolting"); the rest of the time, she was either scarcely seen ("Proposition Infinity") or relegated to a supporting role ("Attack of the Killer App", "The Late Philip J. Fry"). I don't think Futurama necessarily always has to be about Fry, Leela, or Bender--but they are the three main characters, and easily the three in whom I have the greatest emotional investment. By no means was this season bad, but it did at times seem a bit...aimless, if that makes sense. I'm hoping we get a better balance in the new episodes, between stories that focus on one character and ones that include the entire crew.

Well-rested edit: "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela" is also a pretty Leela-centric episode. So that's two this season (I don't count her role in "Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences", though I suppose it's somewhat significant).
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« Reply #146 on: 03-13-2011 20:02 »

Another Alternate Universe episode.
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« Reply #147 on: 03-13-2011 20:33 »

I like when they go to different places on Earth, like Future Rome.  Another Star Trek themed episode would also be a nice touch!
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« Reply #148 on: 03-13-2011 21:53 »

I like when they go to different places on Earth, like Future Rome.  Another Star Trek themed episode would also be a nice touch!
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« Reply #149 on: 03-14-2011 04:50 »

They even have a feast a'la Temple of Doom.
Will there be chilled monkey brains? Because I might watch that.

I, personally, am waiting for an episode where Zoidberg becomes a world-famous flamenco dancer.
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« Reply #150 on: 03-14-2011 05:16 »

That sounds like an okay B-plot, with the rest of the crew simply not caring (as they always do with Zoidy), but that being an A-plot would seem like the writers are scraping the bottom of the barrel for new ideas. It's like how the Simpsons is nowadays: try to get some random plot for some character. The Simpsons, though, has now gone from secondary characters to tertiary characters (like if we had an episode devoted to Malfunctioning Eddie).

I would also like another Star Trek themed episode. Not exactly sure how they would go about it though. Return of Melllvar after has discovered TNG and making the two crews fight? Although that would make the episode too much like the original Trek episode...
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« Reply #151 on: 03-14-2011 09:59 »

Well it could be morelike Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love where the bulk of the episode was centered on one episode of Star Trek. I think reintroducing the cast might prove difficult plotwise but I also would love to see it. They did leave their bodies on the planet... wtf?
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« Reply #152 on: 03-14-2011 23:05 »

Fry and Hermes were both decapitated during the series. I think they could figure a way to recapitate the Trek crew. Besides, Melllvar did create a body for Nimoy out of nowhere.

And I'd like an episode like that too. They haven't done much Trek parodying in these new episodes...
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« Reply #153 on: 03-15-2011 03:07 »

The lens flares keep blinding the animators.
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« Reply #154 on: 03-15-2011 06:18 »

Weiner: No, I didn't mean that because they were decapitated they couldn't do another episode. In fact the opposite. Because they left their bodies on the planet perhaps they could reanimate them, or something. I meant it proving difficult because of the forbiddenness of discussing Star Trek when they pretty much covered it in the one episode. I would love to see Picard guest star though, he is an awesome character actor with the animations big grin
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« Reply #155 on: 03-16-2011 19:00 »
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« Reply #156 on: 03-16-2011 19:57 »

Kurt, don't you think you should find some inspiration to your writing from anything else than old movies.
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« Reply #157 on: 03-25-2011 17:38 »
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« Reply #158 on: 03-25-2011 21:36 »

Well... That does at least sound better...
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« Reply #159 on: 03-27-2011 11:15 »
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Yeah...I like where your head was at with that one, with the false lead of Fry being dead but actually alive and seeing the inside of MomCorp. I think it would have been better though if while the PE crew was expressing sympathy and pity for Fry that Fry was actually living it up there and not being held against his will to merit a rescue.

Bender's B story could be tweaked to include Bender's campaign against gang violence, simply because Fry owed him money and he's mad now that he won't get it back mad

That first one though, not so great. And very similar to a few existing episodes like Amazon Women in the Mood and A Pharaoh to Remember. Please scrap these rescue stories. Every story doesn't need someone to save the others, that's not what Futurama is all about. The only ones that I see potential in are this last one (with tweaking) and the Zoidberg living his dream one.
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