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lilkitten29

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« Reply #240 on: 07-05-2010 23:31 »

Okay, good point. I'll shut up now.
Screw that boil. I just hope we will never see it again.
Kryten

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« Reply #241 on: 07-06-2010 00:12 »

I agree the boil wasn't great, but I really can see it being great in another aspect, another episode. We still don't know the synopsis for The Mutants Are Revolting, and one theory is that Leela is forced to live underground with the other mutants, and then lead a civil war with them; the boil could have been the premise of this episode, something that suddenly turned up and when the government heard about it they forced her down with the other mutants. That would have been much better than including it in this story.

Y'know, there was a line of dialogue in "Leela's Homeworld" that suggested that Leela may be some kind of mutant Messiah or something...
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #242 on: 07-06-2010 01:20 »

There was?
Gorky

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« Reply #243 on: 07-06-2010 01:22 »

Well I always kind of assumed that the whole "other" business had a lot to do with Leela being the "least-mutated mutant ever born" and Fry being his own granddaddy and thus of great use to the Nibblonians; the two of them would be a power couple in, like, a mythic sense. Episodes like "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid", "Leela's Homeworld", and "The Why of Fry" make it seem like there's the potential for something epic brewing in the background--and I kind of hope "The Mutants Are Revolting" brings that to the fore (at least, like Kryten mentions, the Leela-as-messiah thing).
FemJesse

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« Reply #244 on: 07-06-2010 01:42 »

No Nibbler said "There is another" like how Yoda said it in reference to Leia. Now the cat's out of the bag though and everyone knows about Nibbler and his race. I wonder where Nibbler's gotten to?
Molly

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« Reply #245 on: 07-06-2010 02:45 »

(Hi FishyJoe!!!! You're awesome.) Ohhh guys, such a good point on Nibbler. So many epic storylines brewing around Nibbler, yet none really have been explored in the movies - we still have hints from the original seasons to go on, that could be REALLY intriguing plots.
(P.S. Movies fell flat for me... they were okay, nothing more or less. But this is not the right thread for that so that's all I have to say!)  smile

cyber_turnip

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« Reply #246 on: 07-06-2010 03:04 »

No Nibbler said "There is another" like how Yoda said it in reference to Leia.
He said "She must be the other" actually. Which does hint at some sort of grand importance along with Fry's being the saviour of the universe thing.
Kryten

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« Reply #247 on: 07-06-2010 04:51 »

Okay, here it is, courtesy of Futurama Madhouse's transcripts section...

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Leela: What is all this? [She points to the wall with all her pictures on it.] Am I a game to you? Or some kind of even more boring Truman Show? Do you believe I'm you Messiah? Your Mutant Dalai Lama? Stop me if I guess it!

Hooded Figure #2: Well, actually, there--

[Hooded Figure #1 stops him.]

Hooded Figure #1: Morris! Sh!

So... there's something going on there... but what?

i_c_weiner

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« Reply #248 on: 07-06-2010 05:26 »
« Last Edit on: 07-06-2010 05:27 »

I think the something going on there is that they're her parents. Munda doesn't want to tell her that, so she shuts up Morris. You know, the point of the entire episode. Her being a Truman Show is the closest of any of what Leela said to the truth.
Kryten

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« Reply #249 on: 07-06-2010 05:37 »

I think the something going on there is that they're her parents. Munda doesn't want to tell her that, so she shuts up Morris. You know, the point of the entire episode. Her being a Truman Show is the closest of any of what Leela said to the truth.

But why would Morris suddenly just want to blurt that out?

No, I'm going with the deep conspiracy theory, because it's more fun.
Freako

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« Reply #250 on: 07-06-2010 05:48 »

But why would Morris suddenly just want to blurt that out?

Because maybe they're about to die and Morris would like to remain alive? DERP.
Kryten

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« Reply #251 on: 07-06-2010 05:53 »

But why would Morris suddenly just want to blurt that out?

Because maybe they're about to die and Morris would like to remain alive? DERP.

You, go away with your logical explanations and your well-thought-out reasoning I choose to ignore it and go with my crackpot theory.
Future Shock

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« Reply #252 on: 07-06-2010 05:54 »

It could have been something put in by the writers as a plot for a later episode. Maybe in 'The Mutants Are Revolting' we'll find out Leela is the Messiah of the mutants! Maybe.
Kryten

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« Reply #253 on: 07-06-2010 06:07 »

Yes! Followers of crackpot theories, two, followers of regular theories, a billion!
Aki

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« Reply #254 on: 07-06-2010 14:29 »

I really don't think Leela is a Mutant Messiah of any sort, and I think the "well, actually" is that he wanted to tell her they're her parents, that's it. I don't think The Mutants Are Revolting will explore that at all. But there is indeed something about Nibbler "she must be the other", and I hope we'll find out some time in the upcoming season(s).
FistfulOAwesome

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« Reply #255 on: 07-06-2010 16:06 »

It was a joke, guys. Morris was going to tell her that there is a mutant Dalai Lama, but Munda told him to shhh since it obviously wasn't the time for such corrections.
asmodeus
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« Reply #256 on: 07-07-2010 01:38 »

After about 5th re-watch I think it's OK. Not great, but better than S06E02, however boil is still horrible.

By the way, August 6th, 1991 - Tim Berners-Lee announces the World Wide Web project and software on the alt.hypertext newsgroup. (Wiki). That's a good one smile
EvilChicken

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« Reply #257 on: 07-07-2010 02:50 »

Why was Leela wearing her cyrogenics lab uniform in 'Attack of the Killer App'?
Gopher

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« Reply #258 on: 07-07-2010 03:01 »

eh? never saw her wearing her applied cryo uniform. When?
speedracer
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« Reply #259 on: 07-07-2010 04:42 »

eh? never saw her wearing her applied cryo uniform. When?

Leela wore her black jacket on Antares 3 and while walking past hecklers at night.  She's worn it several other times in the past (on her double-half-date with Amy, Kif and Zapp Brannigan, while fighting the nudist alien scammers, etc).
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #260 on: 07-07-2010 16:32 »
« Last Edit on: 12-01-2011 18:47 »

 cry
Zoo Station

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« Reply #261 on: 07-07-2010 20:32 »

I thought it was great and it's my favorite of the new season so far.  I'll admit that the boil thing was pretty strange even by Futurama standards but I enjoyed everything else. Even as a huge Apple fan I found myself laughing and many of their parodies were spot on. Seeing Flexo again was a great surprise and Fry doing karate in his underwear was the highlight for me.
lilkitten29

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« Reply #262 on: 07-07-2010 20:40 »

Fry: "Help! Police!"
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #263 on: 07-08-2010 02:23 »

I finally watched it. I enjoyed it for the most part, and thought it was the best Apple parody I've seen (not hard that though). A lot of funny parts, and most of it was hit rather than miss, until the dreaded Susan Boyle came into it. I'd already read the complaints about it so it didn't come as a shock, but unfortunately it was just as bad as I feared. Good to see Mom again, she was used quite well here and not too much as she can become a drag if she is. Some great animation in places, especially liked the old electrical trash ring orbiting the third world. Shame about the Susan Boyle thing, that really dragged this ep down. Overall though it's not as good as Rebirth, but better than Gadda. I'm giving it a 6/10...
Beamer

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« Reply #264 on: 07-08-2010 07:58 »

That was really, really, really stupid. Dated references, juvenile humour, and a complete lack of Futurama's usually-brilliant wit. In-a-Gadda-Da-Leela was sub-par at best, but it was FAR better than this shit. One of the worst episodes I've ever seen.
Gopher

Fallback Guy
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« Reply #265 on: 07-08-2010 08:15 »

otis: better than the Apple i parody?
Svip

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« Reply #266 on: 07-08-2010 11:29 »

otis: better than the Apple i parody?

I would argue in some aspects.  While the Apple i is funny, I would argue that it quicker becomes dated, because it parodies the keynotes rather than the whole aspect of consumerism as AotKA does.

It's actually funny, people say that the 'Napster' thing in IDaR is dated, but I recall, that is why I thought the joke was cute.  It'll probably have annoyed me had I watched it when it aired, when people were talking about Napster.  I think I will like the references to Apple a lot more in ten years time.  Because then the go from being 'dated' to 'cute'.  But maybe I am just weird like that.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #267 on: 07-08-2010 13:59 »


 Or just weird, period.

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
Svip

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« Reply #268 on: 07-08-2010 14:01 »

Period?  I thought you was a boy.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #269 on: 07-08-2010 14:03 »

I don't think the Napster thing is dated at all. I just think people don't know history anymore. Zomg, that's Richard Nixon, he was presidents like in the dark ages, it's so dated!
Svip

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« Reply #270 on: 07-08-2010 14:10 »

What!  I love Nixon.  He's my favourite president.
momm
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« Reply #271 on: 07-08-2010 18:30 »

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Are you ready to watch the show this evening!


...and who said something about good 'ole Mom being like Steve Jobs?
I think more similarity to Elliot Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies

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Pop Quiz question:

Svip said:
>>What!  I love Nixon.  He's my favourite president.>>

What did he say something to the effect of a hole as big as the 18 minutes of blank tape...
What was on the 18 minutes of blank tape?

totalnerduk

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« Reply #272 on: 07-08-2010 18:34 »


What did he say something to the effect of a hole as big as the 18 minutes of blank tape...
What was on the 18 minutes of blank tape?



Not blank tape. Incriminating tape. He's referring to his habit of recording conversations in the Oval Office on audio tape, which led to the Watergate Scandal, which ultimately culminated in a guy who was actually not a bad president being branded a liar and a criminal and booted from office.
Svip

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« Reply #273 on: 07-08-2010 18:50 »

Blank tapes would be pretty pointless.
momm
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« Reply #274 on: 07-08-2010 19:01 »

Svip:
Erased tape (or recorded over), thus making it blank...
totalnerduk

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« Reply #275 on: 07-08-2010 19:14 »

I suggest you watch the reference again, then read my post, then kick yourself, then come back and apologise.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #276 on: 07-08-2010 21:00 »

otis: better than the Apple i parody?

Yeah, I didn't find that very funny. Futurama gave me more laughs for sure...
DotheBartman

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« Reply #277 on: 07-09-2010 04:23 »


What did he say something to the effect of a hole as big as the 18 minutes of blank tape...
What was on the 18 minutes of blank tape?



Not blank tape. Incriminating tape. He's referring to his habit of recording conversations in the Oval Office on audio tape, which led to the Watergate Scandal, which ultimately culminated in a guy who was actually not a bad president being branded a liar and a criminal and booted from office.

You're close (though Nixon a good president?  I dunno...)

Specifically, there were 18 and a half minutes of tape that were mysteriously blank.  In other words, Nixon had recorded all these things, but there was 18 minutes of "blank" tape in the middle of one of them for no particular reason.  It's generally believed by historians that there may have been incriminating evidence regarding the Watergate break-in, which Nixon may have personally erased from the tape himself.

That line might have been my biggest laugh in that episode.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #278 on: 07-09-2010 04:30 »

I never said he was a good president. Just not a bad one per se. I mean, he tried to do the best he could for the USA. It's just kinda sad that he'll be remembered for his mistakes more than his acheivements.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #279 on: 07-09-2010 04:33 »

I'm conflicted on him.  I mean, I'd definitely give him the EPA and normalizing relations with China.  It's kind of funny, because he did some things so leftist that Barack Obama couldn't run on them nowadays.

Still, he prolonged the Vietnam war quite a bit and was generally sort of crooked even before that scandal.  And possibly completely delusional (his "enemies list," etc) and just unfit to be in office.  Still, there's probably been worse ones.
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