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DannyJC13

Space Pope
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« Reply #40 on: 08-13-2010 11:42 »

Wasn't the Best Storyline, but had some Funny Jokes like 'This is a Cool Way to Diiiieeeee!!!' and the Professor taking 2 Hours to Build a Ship then 12 Hours to make a Slingshot. XD 6/10
Freako

Urban Legend
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« Reply #41 on: 08-13-2010 14:16 »

The second Fry Fro of the season and the second time Fry has said "Help, Police!"

I guess they're trying to develop some new running gags.
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #42 on: 08-13-2010 14:26 »

After first view, it was great! Perfect pacing, a lot of story packed into one episode, and a wonderful and unexpected side plot - a rare thing in action/sci-fi episodes. The premise is great, the action scenes and its music is wonderfully done, the civilised robot planet and the gas forms by the end (by the way, Ray Bradbury anyone?)... I was surprised by the pairing of Cubert-Zoidberg, and it was very well done. We rarely see Cubert, and while some seem to hate him, in my opinion his annoying attitude is his charm.

What we didn't get enough of was, as some people said, the debate-mocking. We have some awesome lines by the beginning and the end - and I _loved_ Farnsworth's and Banjo's missing link discussion! - but there could have been more. A prolonged discussion by the end would have sufficed brilliantly.

8/10
FishyJoe

Honorary German
Urban Legend
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« Reply #43 on: 08-13-2010 15:10 »

Also, I liked it when they were in the dark cave and they did the cartoon gag where all we can see is their eyeballs. And we get to see Leela's one eye, and Bender's robot eyes, and stuff. Very cute! I'm surprised they've never done that gag before.
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #44 on: 08-13-2010 15:13 »

The second Fry Fro of the season and the second time Fry has said "Help, Police!"

I guess they're trying to develop some new running gags.
I don't mind as long as they are good. And those two are. smile

Also, I liked it when they were in the dark cave and they did the cartoon gag where all we can see is their eyeballs. And we get to see Leela's one eye, and Bender's robot eyes, and stuff. Very cute! I'm surprised they've never done that gag before.
They haven't? I may be mistaken, but didn't they do that at least on Fry and Bender in I, Roommate, and Fry and Roberto in Insane in the Mainframe?
Jezzem

Urban Legend
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« Reply #45 on: 08-13-2010 15:28 »

They also did it in I Second That Emotion.
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #46 on: 08-13-2010 15:35 »

Right. Still a good gag though.
Jarvio

Bending Unit
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« Reply #47 on: 08-13-2010 15:35 »

Liked it, interesting storyline, and always good to have another Prof-heavy ep. I liked the ape guy, and the robot dinosaurs. I thought the Zoidberg/Cubert plot was crap though. Overall, a decent ep
Zed 85

Space Pope
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« Reply #48 on: 08-13-2010 15:53 »

I personally think there weren't *too* many laugh out loud moments for me, but I still really enjoyed it - I preferred it to last week's and I quite liked TDK so...

Still, there were a couple of bits that didn't quite work for me, I thought the resolution of the Zoidberg/Cubert subplot (though I *really* liked the subplot) smacked of a missing scene - not so much just to explain Zoiberg's lines, just the transition from the previous scene. And I didn't quite think the plot was as good as it could have been. Oh I don't know, probably a bit of humour that I didn't quite get. Aynho, despite all that, a perfectly fine Futurama episode that could fit snugly into the original run no problem. 8/10
Wilyfish

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« Reply #49 on: 08-13-2010 16:24 »
« Last Edit on: 08-13-2010 16:38 »

I have a feeling that the original line that Zoidberg says is "Yo dawg I heard you like superheroes so I painted a superhero painting on your wall" or something toward that meme because that immediately came to mind when I watched it  laff

The best part of that is that it's a callback to the Duh-Vinci episode where Zoidberg's doctorate is in art history, so it's hilarious to me that Zoidberg's mural is just horrible.

The A-story was great. A new planet, lots of robots, lots of freezeframe signs, Superior Gort, and Bender as a lawyer. When I did watch the preview I was afraid of the episode being preachy Proposition Infinity, but that was not the case. The episode was taking that idea so it could have a lot of fun with a robot world but also have something tying the plot together.

I think there might have been something cut on the B-story about why Cubert is wearing potholders at the end of the episode, but I think it's okay because I wouldn't have wanted anything cut to make the B-story longer. This is different from Lethal Inspection where I wanted to see more of the Leela B-story and thought the reenactment could've been cut by 2 minutes to create that.

Ah well, there's only so much you can do in 22 minutes.

Strong 9/10 from me.
FishyJoe

Honorary German
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« Reply #50 on: 08-13-2010 16:37 »

They also did it in I Second That Emotion.

Yeah? Aw well, my memory must be slipping. Or maybe it was the amount of characters that made me notice--Hermes beady eyes, Bender's robot eyes, Leela's one big eye...having them all together in the dark just struck me as funny.

I'm surprised that people are giving this episode the "I liked it, but it wasn't laugh out loud funny" treatment. I was laughing pretty consistently. Loved the objection to Bender's suspenders. Hilarious episode, IMO.
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #51 on: 08-13-2010 16:39 »

I thought it had several laugh out loud moments from beginning to end. Over average in my opinion, better than most episodes this season.
Saxamaphone

Poppler
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« Reply #52 on: 08-13-2010 16:53 »

Was anybody else hoping for a nod towards the Galactic Entity from 'Godfellas?' Meh, coulda been a good line from Bender or something.

Anyhoot, the episode wasn't bad. About a 7.5/10 for me. Loved the Farnsworth's 'I don't want to live on this planet anymore' line and the robot dinosaur brawl, but damn I hate Cubert. It's a character so annoying that even the writers know that everyone hates him. I kinda appreciate that, though.
~FazeShift~

Moderator
DOOP Ubersecretary
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« Reply #53 on: 08-13-2010 16:54 »

"Go back to Roboklahoma!"
Heheh, good episode.
Chives

Bending Unit
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« Reply #54 on: 08-13-2010 17:01 »
« Last Edit on: 08-13-2010 17:04 »

Was anybody else hoping for a nod towards the Galactic Entity from 'Godfellas?' Meh, coulda been a good line from Bender or something.

Yes! I feel like we got a half one, with Bender's musings about the possibility of a robot God, but that was something he would say anyway so it's probably just wishful thinking.

Godfellas WAS the episode they showed yesterday before the new episode, I was really expecting a tad more of a nod, too.
AdrenalinDragon

Bending Unit
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« Reply #55 on: 08-13-2010 17:05 »

The episode was good, but a little shaky in the first act. The evolution proving part with the Professor and Dr Bamjo was maybe dragged out a little too long, but other than that, most of the first act was good. The episode gets better once they get onto the planet with the robotic dinosaurs, as the jokes pop up and work more often, and its more memorable due to the animation and well placed quotes during the dinosaur/robot encounters.

As for the rest, I thought the subplot with Zoidberg and Cubert was quite good, though it doesn't really have a full conclusion, ending with a quick quote to end the subplot, but both Zoidberg and Cubert come out with some funny moments. Other things I liked were the courtroom scene with Bender in those suspenders, but like I said, most of the jokes were in the 2nd act, but it's still good enough to give the episode a solid 8 out of 10, and I personally thought it was an interesting take on evolution/creationism.
cyber_turnip

Urban Legend
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« Reply #56 on: 08-13-2010 17:10 »

An excellent episode.

A surprisingly great plot with some nice sciencey elements. Something I wasn't expecting given that all we knew was it featured a robot-only planet, something about evolution and a courtroom scene.

It was a hilarious episode too. Possibly the funniest so far this season for me. The subplot was especially funny and whilst Zoidberg turning on Cubert was a bit sudden, that just added to the comedy for me. Cubert is annoying, so I can easily fill in the blanks as to why Zoidberg might've gotten sick of him.

I also felt like the episode did a great job of showing both sides of the argument whilst still clearly sitting on the sane side of it.

And it had some nice bits of art-design and animation to top it all.

One of the best episodes so far this season as far as I'm concerned. I'm surprised I enjoyed it so much as this wasn't one I expected to 'wow' me.
Jezzem

Urban Legend
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« Reply #57 on: 08-13-2010 17:24 »

I'm surprised that people are giving this episode the "I liked it, but it wasn't laugh out loud funny" treatment. I was laughing pretty consistently. Loved the objection to Bender's suspenders. Hilarious episode, IMO.

Now, I respect FishyJoe. He's a good man. But quite frankly, I agree with everything he just said!
MovieMurderer

Bending Unit
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« Reply #58 on: 08-13-2010 17:26 »

It was much better than I expected. I did not think it would be great when I first heard the concept, but it had me laughing from the beginning, literally. "First place of business- DUCK!!!"

8/10
Nibblonian Leader

Urban Legend
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« Reply #59 on: 08-13-2010 18:37 »

Unlike some of my shippers, I only saw the first 5 or so minutes of A Clockwork Origin. I'm going on vacation tomorrow, so I won't be able to comment on this, or episode 97. UNLESS my iPod can get a Wi-Fi signal, and I don't miss it. But enough bragging about my exeptional life. The first place of buisness line was pretty good, and the evolution line gag went on a bit too long, like this post, but all in all, a good 5 minutes. i'll hope to catch the rest next week, where I can lay down my opinion two days late. Thanks you,
Nibblonian Leader out.
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Anteater #1

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #60 on: 08-13-2010 18:47 »

the first episode of the season with more than 1 or 2 classic zoidberg moments... which are my favorite, so i loved it.  the line about the facts of life "what are they?" and the closing line about hating cubert were both hilarious.

8/10
Smarty

Professor
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« Reply #61 on: 08-13-2010 18:53 »

Excellent. I loved it.

I was laughing over the bit where Fry was continually being attacked by dinosaurs, and him yelling "This is a cool way to die!" while being taken away by the Robo-Pterodactyl.

The Zoidberg Cubert pairing was new, but I feel like it worked. It was funny to see Cubert liking Zoidberg enough to put fake claws on and see Zoidberg say he was a terrible kid.

I want to rewatch it again to catch more jokes, but I was happy with this weeks episode.
FutureJan

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #62 on: 08-13-2010 19:10 »

Pte-Robo-dactyl!
Lighthope
Poppler
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« Reply #63 on: 08-13-2010 19:20 »

Okay episode.  Science was poor, which is unusual for Futurama.  In the evolutionary chain, there is not a "single" missing like that is sought after like the holy grail.  But rather, there are hundreds of millions of missing links.  Unless you subscribe to the theory of evolution by quantum leap, which is actually something some evolutionists are proposing to get around the missing links problem.
Chives

Bending Unit
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« Reply #64 on: 08-13-2010 19:36 »

Okay episode.  Science was poor, which is unusual for Futurama.  In the evolutionary chain, there is not a "single" missing like that is sought after like the holy grail.  But rather, there are hundreds of millions of missing links.  Unless you subscribe to the theory of evolution by quantum leap, which is actually something some evolutionists are proposing to get around the missing links problem.

It seemed to me like they were quoting the milestones for humor, and after a thousand years I can see them taking artistic liberty with how well Archeologists have done.
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #65 on: 08-13-2010 19:44 »

Okay episode.  Science was poor, which is unusual for Futurama.  In the evolutionary chain, there is not a "single" missing like that is sought after like the holy grail.  But rather, there are hundreds of millions of missing links.  Unless you subscribe to the theory of evolution by quantum leap, which is actually something some evolutionists are proposing to get around the missing links problem.
You didn't get the "then who's the missing link between those two" jokes, did you?
lilkitten29

Starship Captain
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« Reply #66 on: 08-13-2010 20:12 »

Pretty average episode. It had it's funny laugh out loud moments. Not the best episode of the season, but still pretty solid. 7/10
willsterdude3000

Starship Captain
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« Reply #67 on: 08-13-2010 21:06 »

I thought this was an excellent episode- It had an interesting main Story, provided quite a few laughs, and had a pretty good B-story. I just wonder though, is that iPad joke going to become dated? 
Lighthope
Poppler
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« Reply #68 on: 08-13-2010 21:14 »

You didn't get the "then who's the missing link between those two" jokes, did you?

I did.  I just didn't interpret the "joke" the same way you did.  You saw it as a lampoon on evolutionists who ignore the multi-missing link problem.  I saw it as a lampoon on Creationists who are ridiculed for pointing out the problem.
SorynArkayn

Bending Unit
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« Reply #69 on: 08-13-2010 22:00 »
« Last Edit on: 08-14-2010 04:00 »

I enjoyed this episode; although I thought it was a little lacking for humour. It was definitely more clever than funny -- which is okay sometimes.

I LOVED the missing link joke -- they should show that in schools in Kansas and all of those southern states that decided to include "intelligent design" in their science curriculum.

And the ironic twist at the end wherein the Professor is put on trial for being a "creationist" was brilliant.

It's unfortunate that the episode didn't have more laughes; that's why I could only rate it a 7/10.
Nibblonian Leader

Urban Legend
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« Reply #70 on: 08-13-2010 22:08 »

I don't understand the unusually mixed pairings this season. First Bender/Hermes, then Amy/Nibbler, and now Zoidberg/Cubert. I'm making a thread for this.
willsterdude3000

Starship Captain
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« Reply #71 on: 08-13-2010 22:10 »

The Futurama team is just trying to make some unusual situations to make things more interesting.
Erdrik

Professor
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« Reply #72 on: 08-13-2010 22:17 »

You didn't get the "then who's the missing link between those two" jokes, did you?

I did.  I just didn't interpret the "joke" the same way you did.  You saw it as a lampoon on evolutionists who ignore the multi-missing link problem.  I saw it as a lampoon on Creationists who are ridiculed for pointing out the problem.
or it could have been a lampoon on both and still be damn funny.
Bowser Jr

Crustacean
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« Reply #73 on: 08-13-2010 22:52 »

Well I'm going to be the outcast this time. I didn't really care for this episode.  I enjoyed Zoidberg and Curbert but other than that, this just didn't do it for me.  I can't really say why for sure, I guess I just didn't find the plot that interesting.  After the last few weeks this episode just seemed kind of weak.  It's not the worst episode, but to me, it was probably the weakest of the new season.

BTW that's just my opinion, don't get all pissy about it.  I've loved all the new episodes so far, this one is just on the lower end of the scale.
Anteater #1

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #74 on: 08-13-2010 23:06 »

in response to the unusual pairings comment, I think its good to have those pairings sometimes, it freshens things... however, i don't think we've had a single episode where the three main characters are the three main characters.  One where they are assigned a delivery, they go do it, they get in trouble, and bender drinks his way to victory. 
totalnerduk

DOOP Ubersecretary
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« Reply #75 on: 08-13-2010 23:23 »

BTW that's just my opinion, don't get all pissy about it. 

Way to ruin the only fun we have. tongue
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #76 on: 08-13-2010 23:30 »

in response to the unusual pairings comment, I think its good to have those pairings sometimes, it freshens things... however, i don't think we've had a single episode where the three main characters are the three main characters.  One where they are assigned a delivery, they go do it, they get in trouble, and bender drinks his way to victory. 
What about A Pharao to Remember, My Three Suns or Fear of a Bot Planet?
jeepdavetj

Starship Captain
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« Reply #77 on: 08-13-2010 23:47 »

As a Christian, I freaking loved it. Great episode. I believe in some evolution with a creators guidence.
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #78 on: 08-13-2010 23:49 »

"Some evolution"? I am an agnostic, but were there to be a god it would be so much cooler if it created an early life and depicted its future through revolution, instead of just sitting with a WC3 Map Editor and placing everything out. Not to mention all the evidence of evolution. I don't get the religion v. science discussion at all.
Frisco17

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #79 on: 08-14-2010 00:06 »

And so it begins. *sigh*
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