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Philip_J_fry2
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« Reply #120 on: 08-07-2010 06:28 »

i saw it yesterday, and i thought it was okay, not as good as the older episodes, what does everybody else think about this episode
Shaucker

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« Reply #121 on: 08-07-2010 06:38 »

The new run is slowly getting better, in my mind. It's not good yet, but there are enough "this reminds me of the good 'ol days" jokes to keep me hoping.

The line that won me over this time was something along the lines of "we [cats] had long cool nights for sleeping, and long warm days for sleeping." Nothing else quite personifies a housecat.
Johnnyboy33

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« Reply #122 on: 08-07-2010 06:56 »

The new run is slowly getting better, in my mind. It's not good yet, but there are enough "this reminds me of the good 'ol days" jokes to keep me hoping.

The line that won me over this time was something along the lines of "we [cats] had long cool nights for sleeping, and long warm days for sleeping." Nothing else quite personifies a housecat.

You don't think ANY of the newest episodes can be considered good?
That's ludicrous. Completely and moronically ludicrous.
 
CookiesOnTheFloor
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« Reply #123 on: 08-07-2010 07:01 »

And about that characterization - yeah, the "I may not have a man" line was bizarre, given what happened last week. One also has to wonder why Fry's dancing with Bender instead of Leela in the first place. This back-and-forth stuff from the writers is indeed, as somebody up above described it, "half-assed". I think we've been dealt a total reset, children. There were hints of it before, but now the, um, cat is out of the bag.

You really think so, after TLPJF? I doubt it -- it seems more like what winna, Gopher, and I have postulated. When they're not specifically writing the relationship into the episode, it sometimes feels like it doesn't exist.

A "total reset", though? That's a stretch. I think it's just laziness -- yeah, maybe the writers are trying to weasel out of portraying them as a couple in non-'ship-focused episodes, but if TLPJF is any indicator, the end goal is obviously to have them end up permanently together...eventually. (6ACV25 is supposed to be the big 'ship episode, from what little we've heard...)

I'd really like them to be a couple in all episodes, though, at least in the background. If they can do it for Amy and Kif, they can do it for Fry and Leela. And if we do end up getting a 7ACV season, I hope they finally decide to stop vacillating and write them as a permanent and official couple...

I agree!
CookiesOnTheFloor
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« Reply #124 on: 08-07-2010 07:04 »

By the way. So the Egyptians learned pyramid building from the Thubanians, then the Osirisians visited and the Egyptians told them? big grin

I knew it! Insane theories, two; regular theories, a billion.

So I wasn't the only one thinking that instantly when I saw that part of the episode.

Nor was I.

It does beg the question: Wouldn't the cats have died off on their home planet after a few thousand years of either freezing or roasting?

Yeah, so many people in more advanced countries die each year because of dead mice.

My parents have a dachshund that kills mice. In fact, three out of five of their dogs have killed mice, that I know of.


I had a dog who killed mice. Also chipmunks.
Shaucker

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« Reply #125 on: 08-07-2010 07:32 »

The new run is slowly getting better, in my mind. It's not good yet, but there are enough "this reminds me of the good 'ol days" jokes to keep me hoping.

The line that won me over this time was something along the lines of "we [cats] had long cool nights for sleeping, and long warm days for sleeping." Nothing else quite personifies a housecat.

You don't think ANY of the newest episodes can be considered good?
That's ludicrous. Completely and moronically ludicrous.
 

No, it's just not as well written as the older episodes--and not all of those were good themselves. The new ones have certainly have their moments. I just think that it's not hit its stride yet.
David A

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« Reply #126 on: 08-07-2010 07:46 »

So the Egyptians learned pyramid building from the Thubanians, then the Osirisians visited and the Egyptians told them? big grin

The Osirians learned many things from the Egyptians: pyramid building, space travel, and how to prepare our dead to frighten Abbot and Costello.  Also wolfman.
Johnnyboy33

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« Reply #127 on: 08-07-2010 08:05 »
« Last Edit on: 08-07-2010 08:07 »

I can't believe nobody has mentioned what I think was the best line in the episode.
Nibbler upon seeing the cat in his sailor suit "My best friend died in that uniform"
live4themusic
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« Reply #128 on: 08-07-2010 10:10 »

I have a cat. Not a cat fan. Dogs are good. You feed a dog, you groom a dog, you shelter a dog and that dog looks at you and says "That must be God".


You feed a cat, you shelter a cat, you clean up his crap, that cat looks at you and says "How bout that, I AM God."


Prepare to commence dog-brain cat-scan!
Aki

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« Reply #129 on: 08-07-2010 11:01 »

Maybe you should read the thread and the forum before writing. Hate is pretty rare, and most people thought this episode was around standard (7/10), but some thought it was brilliant and some hated it. That's the deal with most episodes.

I did read the entire thread, get off your pedestal buddy. You aren't better than me so don't act like it.
There are definitely more average reviews, but the "bad" reviews are all deeming it the worst episode of all time, which is the problem I have. This episode is better than NUMEROUS episodes from the original run.
A single vote showed lower than 5/10 score, and 34 % choose 7/10. And I don't think I'm better than you. If Svip told me Fry's middle name is Garfield and that the average viewers of an episode is 15, I would tell him off, even if his one of the biggest Futurama fans I've seen. You're wrong is all.
winna

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« Reply #130 on: 08-07-2010 11:09 »

Kryten:

Stop posting the season 6 ranking lists in here people. Wrong thread for that, and I'm tired of moving posts, so any more will just be deleted rather than moved.

Yes, I too wonder why you are still an 'UberMod'.

Edit: You jerk!

Kryten is an UberMod? confused
hobbitboy

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« Reply #131 on: 08-07-2010 14:28 »

I'm shaving mine to the bone.

Amy seems to have taken the Professor's "It can do other things. Why shouldn't it?" philosophy of device design well and truely to heart. While initially presented as a means of providing perpetual power it seems her machine can just as easily be used to rob the Earth of all it's rotational energy.

Also we now know that Cobalt-infused yarn has vastly better heat-resistant properties than Dolomite!

First Leela's parents didn't come to her funeral, now Amy's parents didn't come to her graduation/presentation. What gives?

Sadly, I found the cat can-can to be an un-immersing (mersing?) moment that took me out of the episode (even if only momentarily). Shame, really.

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

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« Reply #132 on: 08-07-2010 15:29 »

Amy seems to have taken the Professor's "It can do other things. Why shouldn't it?" philosophy of device design well and truely to heart. While initially presented as a means of providing perpetual power it seems her machine can just as easily be used to rob the Earth of all it's rotational energy.

The way I interpreted it is that the loss of rotational energy was a direct unintended consequence of Amy's device.  Conservation of energy and all that rot.
Jarvio

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« Reply #133 on: 08-07-2010 15:34 »

First Leela's parents didn't come to her funeral, now Amy's parents didn't come to her graduation/presentation. What gives?

1 - Leela's parents may have not known? What with living in the sewer and all
2 - Maybe Amy's parents just don't care, I wouldn't be surprised lol
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #134 on: 08-07-2010 16:57 »

Strange episode but quite good. I liked the pairing of Amy and Nibbler, and of course I am a cat person so I quite liked the cat heavy focus. Some good jokes, but the plot seemed a little over the top even by Futurama standards. Still pretty decent and enjoyable. Missed oppurtunity with the Yarn people, but yeah. 7/10...
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #135 on: 08-07-2010 17:21 »

First Leela's parents didn't come to her funeral, now Amy's parents didn't come to her graduation/presentation. What gives?

1 - Leela's parents may have not known? What with living in the sewer and all
2 - Maybe Amy's parents just don't care, I wouldn't be surprised lol

Actually, on the right of Leela, you can see a yellow arm. Inez wears a yellow long-sleeve blouse. Chances are, they were just sitting next to Leela, they just weren't in the shot.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #136 on: 08-07-2010 18:53 »

So the Egyptians learned pyramid building from the Thubanians, then the Osirisians visited and the Egyptians told them? big grin

The Osirians learned many things from the Egyptians: pyramid building, space travel, and how to prepare our dead to frighten Abbot and Costello.  Also wolfman.

So the Egyptians learned space travel from the cats, visited Osiris 4, then lost the technology. Meanwhile, Abbot and Costello were time travellers.

Makes a fair amount of sense, I suppose. tongue
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #137 on: 08-07-2010 18:59 »

It's really impressive how in this new season characters get their own indvidual storylines!  The cats controlling the PE Crew were hilarious!  PLus, it was cool to see Amy be the hero of the story!  Liked how Nibbler formed a rivalry with the cats and it was a really interesting storyline about their home planet!  The twist was the Professor turned out to be a puppet that the cats controlled.  And Amy finally graduted and is now a physist!  I also like the Cash Bone commercial in the beginning!  5/5! 
totalnerduk

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« Reply #138 on: 08-07-2010 19:04 »

the Professor turned out to be a puppet

That was Dr. Katz, not the Professor.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #139 on: 08-07-2010 19:55 »

Believe it or not, Professor Morris Katz is also a Professor.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #140 on: 08-07-2010 19:58 »

Believe it or not, Professor Morris Katz is also a Professor.

He's not the Professor. Semantics again.
Svip

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« Reply #141 on: 08-07-2010 20:54 »

I think from the context it was pretty obvious what professor he was talking about.  Of course, the capitalisation of 'professor' was offputting.
bend_her

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« Reply #142 on: 08-07-2010 21:36 »

First Leela's parents didn't come to her funeral, now Amy's parents didn't come to her graduation/presentation. What gives?

I realize this is probably skewed towards US academic culture, but I'm not really aware of PhD defenses being attended by one's parents. Graduation, maybe, but defense? Usually the only people present are your (very) close friends, other students of your advisor, and the committee.

Believe it or not, Professor Morris Katz is also a Professor.

He's not the Professor. Semantics again.

He wasn't a professor, he was a puppet. And since when was he a the? smile
horriblegb

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« Reply #143 on: 08-07-2010 22:01 »

It has been a while since I posted on here, but with the new episodes I just had to participate a little haha.  I think that it was cute, and more in the style of the old episodes than the first 4 episodes of the season were.  I think TLPJF is by far the best so far, but this one was a good middle of the run episode, which is what I have been waiting for.  If that makes sense
RogerWilco81

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« Reply #144 on: 08-07-2010 22:11 »

This was a fun episode. Last week's was a tough act to follow! This episode kinda reminded me of an episode of Pinky and the Brain or Rescue Rangers lol
TServo2049
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« Reply #145 on: 08-08-2010 00:00 »
« Last Edit on: 08-08-2010 00:02 »

Even taking bend_her's explanation into account, I think it would actually be in character for Amy's parents to not care about her academic achievements. Remember, they just want her to make grandchildren for them...big grin
Gopher

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« Reply #146 on: 08-08-2010 00:09 »

indeed, and her having a degree is contrary to that goal. Going to college was fine, lots of eligible men at colleges, but she didn't marry one, she actually graduated. By their standards, she is doing it wrong.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #147 on: 08-08-2010 00:24 »

When Amy finally has Kif's squishy green half-human offspring, the writers will have exhausted everything else they had planned for her, and she'll be relegated to the furthest background status, like LaBarbara.
Svip

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« Reply #148 on: 08-08-2010 00:36 »

When Amy finally has Kif's squishy green half-human offspring, the writers will have exhausted everything else they had planned for her, and she'll be relegated to the furthest background status, like LaBarbara.

Uhm, the half-human offspring wasn't even planned.  Hell, the whole Kif affair was just a joke in "A Flight to Remember" they decided to revisit later.  LISTEN TO THE COMMENTARIES
totalnerduk

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« Reply #149 on: 08-08-2010 01:37 »

The half-human offspring may not have been planned originally, but they're now busily growing up in a swamp somewhere on Amphibios 9. WATCH THE EPISODES.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #150 on: 08-08-2010 01:41 »

as being discussed, recently the writers are very much open to Amy-heavy episodes.  Let me tell you I am A-OK with that.
Svip

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« Reply #151 on: 08-08-2010 01:52 »

The half-human offspring may not have been planned originally, but they're now busily growing up in a swamp somewhere on Amphibios 9. WATCH THE EPISODES.

Uhm, you mean by 3023?  Or season 19?
Philip_J_fry2
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« Reply #152 on: 08-08-2010 04:37 »

i thought the episode is okay, not as good as the older ones or some of this seasons episodes, some of it reminded me of family guy or some younger childrens cartoon( like the can-can cats)
Kryten

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« Reply #153 on: 08-08-2010 08:32 »
« Last Edit on: 08-08-2010 08:33 »

Kryten:

Stop posting the season 6 ranking lists in here people. Wrong thread for that, and I'm tired of moving posts, so any more will just be deleted rather than moved.

Yes, I too wonder why you are still an 'UberMod'.

Edit: You jerk!

Kryten is an UberMod? confused

I'm as shocked as you.

OT: So, will Amy continue to stay at PE now that her original reason to be there is over, or will she have to get a real job?
TServo2049
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« Reply #154 on: 08-08-2010 08:48 »
« Last Edit on: 08-08-2010 08:50 »

Of course she'll stay, because Status Quo is God. (And don't be surprised if her degree is never mentioned again.)
winna

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« Reply #155 on: 08-08-2010 09:33 »

Status Quo is God might not apply to Futurama anymore.
Svip

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« Reply #156 on: 08-08-2010 10:41 »

Of course she'll stay, because Status Quo is God. (And don't be surprised if her degree is never mentioned again.)

http://theinfosphere.org/The_Mutants_Are_Revolting

'nuff said.
winna

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« Reply #157 on: 08-08-2010 11:02 »

I find it amusing that Fry references Status Quo is God at the end of an episode and that Futurama is bending genres and breaking rules it, itself, has already stated.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #158 on: 08-08-2010 13:24 »



      Amy seems to have taken the Professor's "It can do other things. Why shouldn't it?" philosophy of device design well and truely to heart. While initially presented as a means of providing perpetual power it seems her machine can just as easily be used to rob the Earth of all it's rotational energy.


   The way I interpreted it is that the loss of rotational energy was a direct unintended consequence of Amy's device.  Conservation of energy and all that rot.


Which would make her research woefully incomplete and hence not worthy of a PhD, surely?

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

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« Reply #159 on: 08-08-2010 13:31 »



      Amy seems to have taken the Professor's "It can do other things. Why shouldn't it?" philosophy of device design well and truely to heart. While initially presented as a means of providing perpetual power it seems her machine can just as easily be used to rob the Earth of all it's rotational energy.


   The way I interpreted it is that the loss of rotational energy was a direct unintended consequence of Amy's device.  Conservation of energy and all that rot.


Which would make her research woefully incomplete and hence not worthy of a PhD, surely?

She got it because she saved Earth.  It's like in Star Trek when you disobey military orders and save Earth; then you don't get a court martial.
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