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Svip

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« Reply #280 on: 07-08-2010 22:50 »

Et merde, je ne pense pas que je peux bien écrire des articles, mais j'essaye probablement.

Fix it, SVP.
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« Reply #281 on: 07-09-2010 01:36 »


Awesome, it looks like us Brits/Canadians have a place to watch each new clip now. Yay!
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« Reply #282 on: 07-09-2010 04:44 »

I can't wait until next week's episode (The-Duh-Vinci-Code)! I'm a fan of Dan Brown's Robert Langdon novels, but The Da Vinci Code was my least favorite of the three. I don't understand the hype of it.
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« Reply #283 on: 07-09-2010 04:53 »

Having the crew solve a mystery seems like an interesting plot. I'm definitely excited! (Okay, I'm always excited about Futurama) big grin
FishyJoe

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« Reply #284 on: 07-09-2010 05:36 »

The preview did nothing for me, but hopefully the episode will prove worthwhile.
Gorky

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« Reply #285 on: 07-09-2010 06:08 »

I'll agree that the preview for "The Duh-Vinci Code" didn't seem all that special, but I get a sort of Honking vibe from it. It seems like a mystery caper sort of thing, and that could be really spectacular if done right. Suppose we'll have to wait a week and see, though.
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« Reply #286 on: 07-09-2010 06:24 »

I'm looking forward to Episode 5 now. 4 was a big step up from 3.
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« Reply #287 on: 07-09-2010 06:31 »

Jeez, IAGDL on now? That's the episode shown most on Comedy Central! Why do they take so much pride in it? It's the worst (IMO) of this season. Not terrible, but not good, either!
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« Reply #288 on: 07-09-2010 07:24 »

I'm looking forward to Episode 5 now. 4 was a big step up from 3.

Did you think so, Nerduk? I felt a bit worse about our most recent episode. Not a lot stirred me with this one, episode 3 at least pulled a few chuckles from me.

As I watch this season progress, I'm feeling more and more like the show is trying to cater to the new-er-ish audience instead of being itself. It's like the sensitive boy pretending to be the tough stuff to impress the pretty girl. It's just not who he is.

I'm not sure if it's just me, but I'm feeling some emptiness in the show. It doesn't seem as solid as it used to.

But, MG and DXC promised us this season would have episodes that rival Jurassic Bark. And I have enough faith in them to stay optimistic about the future of the season.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #289 on: 07-09-2010 16:33 »

episode 3 at least pulled a few chuckles from me.

Bah, I don't understand why people liked it so much. It was basically an extended Apple commercial with a few Futurama jokes thrown in. Feels like a sell-out to me. Proposition Infinity was more of a return to the nature of the series pre-cancellation.
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« Reply #290 on: 07-09-2010 20:17 »

I'd hardly call it an Apple commercial with jokes seeing as its main objective was to mock Apple and people who buy Apple products but I hated Attack of the Killer App, whilst I thoroughly enjoyed Proposition Infinity. I think the main reason is that, as rushed as it was, Proposition Infinity had a conclusion. I also found it a lot funnier.
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« Reply #291 on: 07-09-2010 20:26 »

It featured apple and apple products as the main theme of the episode. Mockery or not, it's still advertising. Besides, anything mocked on a cool TV show acquires cool by transference.
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« Reply #292 on: 07-09-2010 21:23 »

"There's only one carrier, the phone gets lousy reception, and the battery can't take a charge."
 
Advertising?  Hmmm...
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« Reply #293 on: 07-09-2010 22:41 »

"There's only one carrier, the phone gets lousy reception, and the battery can't take a charge."
 
Advertising?  Hmmm...

Yes!  Because that is what Apple sheep wants.
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« Reply #294 on: 07-09-2010 23:26 »

All publicity is good publicity.
lilkitten29

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« Reply #295 on: 07-10-2010 04:07 »

So far this season is pretty good, but to me it seems like it has a different feel from the original 72 episodes. I may sound weird, but I think it has something to do with the music in this show.
In the original Futurama episodes, orchestrated music was used. In the movies and the new episodes, synthesized music is used. To me, music plays a very major role in films and tv shows. I'm big on movie soundtracks. If a movie has an amazing score, I immediately go to the store and buy the CD. I loved when Futurama had real instruments playing the score (I especially enjoyed the music that were in episodes such as 'A Flight to Remember' and 'Time Keeps on Slipping' for example.) And in my opinion, I think the music played a part in what made Futurama so awesome.
In the movies and new episodes, synthesized music is used, and I think that's what partially gave the films and new episodes a different 'feel'. I'm not complaining or anything, but real instruments sounds a lot better than synthesized music. I mean, the music in this show is okay, and I know using synthesized music is a lot cheaper, but ya. I definitely believe music plays a major part  and I think for me, it's PARTIALLY the music that gives the new Futurama a different 'feel'.
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« Reply #296 on: 07-10-2010 04:29 »

I was worried about the synthesized music before the films came out but I can barely tell the difference. Hell, I'd say The Beast with a Billion Backs has some of the best music in Futurama's entire run, so I disagree basically.
Although the somewhat melodramatic music in Rebirth did stick out to me.
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« Reply #297 on: 07-10-2010 10:02 »

I thought Attack of the Killer App was better than Proposition Infinity. It made more sense and wasn't too rushed, and it had some great gags. P∞ felt rushed and nonsensical.
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« Reply #298 on: 07-10-2010 16:18 »

I agree with you, FS: I felt like Killer App had a better sense of story and character; "Proposition Infinity", while perhaps more laugh-out-loud funny, didn't tell a story that flowed quite as well, and certain things with Farnsworth and Kif and Amy just bugged me.
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« Reply #299 on: 07-10-2010 16:37 »

I know I ain't much to fanfiction, but here is a simple synopsis of how I originally thought this episode was going to go down and how I think it should have been:

The Kif and Amy break up still happens and for the same reason (Kif doesn't like Amy being attracted to bad boys).  This part of the plot I had no problem with.

Bender, however, is looking to get easy money (who can blame him?), and runs into a robot who wants to offer him some money if he can get something done for him.  This robot, whom is a very unpopular figure all ready (though it could not be the Robot Mafia), is in love with a human and wants to get robosexual marriage legalised, but he simply could not run the campaign as his own image would ruin his position entirely.  And since Bender is so loveable, he would be the perfect figurehead for this campaign.

So with that in mind, Bender discovers that Amy is alone, and probably have a thing for bad boys; he ceases the opportunity to score her.  Amy begins feeling attracted to Bender, while Bender is still just in it for the money.  Wanting to get this thing over quickly, Bender proposes to Amy and is soon running a campaign to legalise robosexual marriage.

Farnsworth, however, is sensing something is amiss.

Farnsworth: Something is amiss here.  Bender doing good for the well being of others?  And for love?
Fry: Maybe he just learnt the error of his ways.
Farnsworth: [Laughs] Bender?  Hah!  That would be like you doing something smart.
Fry: [Chuckles] Yeah... hehe. [beat] Hey!

Farnsworth soon realise that Bender's campaign is sponsored by this unpopular robot.  And Farnsworth wishes to expose him at the debate.  However, in the mean time, Bender seems to have grown a true affection for Amy, and Farnsworth cannot bare to reveal Bender's secret.  And the ballot passes.

The ending could also have been the same.

But hey!  I'm not a TV writer, am I?  Maybe I should just shut up.
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« Reply #300 on: 07-10-2010 17:54 »

I thought Attack of the Killer App was better than Proposition Infinity. It made more sense and wasn't too rushed, and it had some great gags. P∞ felt rushed and nonsensical.
* Future Shock hides in a deep pit.

Wow. Rushed? A little. Episodic format will do that to a story of any depth. Nonsensical? I don't really see how you can say AOTKA made more sense, since it was a thinly-veiled commercial for Apple, tacked onto a stretched out joke about viral networking, memes, and internet "celebrity" status.

AOTKA felt like the nadir of the season to me, whilst PI felt like a blast of what made Futurama funny back in the beginning.
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« Reply #301 on: 07-10-2010 18:22 »

Svip, if you had written "Proposition Infinity", I think I would've enjoyed it a lot more. I think the problem with Bender's attraction to Amy is that it makes so little sense. I mean, yeah, there's his behavior in "I Dated a Robot", and Bender really likes money--but I don't want to have to puzzle out the character's motivations on my own. I feel like the writers owed us a bit more in that aspect.
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« Reply #302 on: 07-10-2010 18:37 »

Although, at the end, Bender immediately calls it off when he finds out she wanted it to be monogamous. Perhaps Bender didn't know that the whole time, being the lovable but sexy Mexican rascal we all know.
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« Reply #303 on: 07-10-2010 18:48 »

Tnuk, I know it's kinda already been said, but: Commercial for Apple? What about the fact that Mom's whole evil scheme was to have everyone turn into zombies so that she could get them to buy the new eyephone? That doesn't really seem like a very glowing commercial for Apple...
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« Reply #304 on: 07-10-2010 19:22 »

Tnuk, I know it's kinda already been said, but: Commercial for Apple? What about the fact that Mom's whole evil scheme was to have everyone turn into zombies so that she could get them to buy the new eyephone? That doesn't really seem like a very glowing commercial for Apple...

But at the same time, it's something that Applewhores know, understand, and don't mind about. It doesn't stop them. Also,
All publicity is good publicity.

Apple might have well paid for the episode. For all we know, they did.
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« Reply #305 on: 07-10-2010 19:35 »

For all we know, they didn't.  Otherwise they wouldn't have removed the 'eyePhone' from the online video.
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« Reply #306 on: 07-10-2010 22:24 »

Svip, if you had written "Proposition Infinity", I think I would've enjoyed it a lot more. I think the problem with Bender's attraction to Amy is that it makes so little sense. I mean, yeah, there's his behavior in "I Dated a Robot", and Bender really likes money--but I don't want to have to puzzle out the character's motivations on my own. I feel like the writers owed us a bit more in that aspect.

sure, the episode had some plot and joke flaws. however, it seems to be heading back in the direction of the OS, so i don't mind.
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« Reply #307 on: 07-10-2010 22:41 »

I agree, I agree.  This did feel like an episode of the OS.  It could 'practically' have been inside season 3 or 4.  And that is what I feel is a good sign.
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« Reply #308 on: 07-10-2010 22:45 »

Sorry, but OS? My guess, Original Standards? Edit: Or Original Seasons?
Svip

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« Reply #309 on: 07-10-2010 22:45 »

'Original Series'.
Aki

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« Reply #310 on: 07-10-2010 22:46 »

Thx.
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« Reply #311 on: 07-11-2010 01:46 »

i like calling the original run 'original series'. reminds me of trek wink
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« Reply #312 on: 07-11-2010 01:51 »

Funnily enough I call it the Original run or Original Flavour to distinguish the two in my mind. tongue
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« Reply #313 on: 07-11-2010 02:26 »

Hmm I wonder if we'll see Cubert and Dwight this season, I would of thought they'd have been a bit worried about there dads (and mum) being pludged to their deaths. I guess they just don't love them that much.
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« Reply #314 on: 07-11-2010 02:44 »

Hmm I wonder if we'll see Cubert and Dwight this season, I would of thought they'd have been a bit worried about there dads (and mum) being pludged to their deaths. I guess they just don't love them that much.

i'm sure we'll see them. you must also remember that they are back to episodic format, so they don't need the level of continuity a show like entourage or deadwood would have.
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« Reply #315 on: 07-11-2010 17:05 »

Hey all, long time trawler first time poster. I have decided to join in order to ask, why does everyone here seem to hate the new episodes? I am a long-time, obsessed futurama fan, and I find the new episodes to be brilliant! Its like they never stopped, the feel is exactly the same as it was 6-7 years ago. Yet I come on here and all I hear is bitching and complaining. The episode guide confirms this, with the Ratings considerably lower then the first 4 seasons. Their is no way in hell A Pharaoh To Remember is better then In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela, as the guide would suggest. I have some complaints with the new season, mainly the weird limbo fry/leelas relationship has been put in, but this would in no way deserve the reaction the season has gotten so far. So what is going on here? I can come up with a few theories:

1) Peoples memory/nostalgia of the show has put it on an unreachable pedestal.
2) Your all a bunch of Family Guy/New Simpsons &*#@'s
3) The "cool" thing to do on internet forums is to hate on the forums topic.
4) The Quality of the show has actually deteriorated and Im blind to it.
5) You've watched the old episodes so much, that any new material is foreign and weird to you.

The perfect example of a show that would deserve this bashing is The Simpsons. This has been over analysed/done to death before but the general consensus is that the show peaked season 9/10 and went downhill ever since never to reach its glory days. The vibe of an episode of The Simpsons now is completely different to what it was from season 3 to 9, and episodes hardly deliver any laughs. Futurama is the complete opposite, I could see these episodes been interchanged and people not being able to tell the difference.

Just for the record, my reviews of the eps so far:
Rebirth : 9/10
In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela: 7/10
Attack of the Killer App: 8/10
Proposition Infinity: 8/10


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« Reply #316 on: 07-11-2010 17:08 »

Not everyone hates the new episodes, in fact, almost all who re-watched them liked it better.
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« Reply #317 on: 07-11-2010 17:20 »

But the majority disagrees with you, look at the episode guide and some of the hate in the threads
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« Reply #318 on: 07-11-2010 17:22 »

Read some real reviews:

http://reviews.theinfosphere.org/
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« Reply #319 on: 07-11-2010 17:25 »

Indeed, not everyone hates them, if you look at the ratings it's pretty plain to see that people have rated them pretty high on average, people just like to complain.

The episodes don't have the same feel as years ago, they are different in some ways, I still love them, always will but generally, people aren't hating on them.
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