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MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #40 on: 04-22-2002 02:25 »

The Kirk and Leela thing was just a refrance how he always got the alien women on the show, Leela was the closest thing to that. It fit in with the dozens of other ST refrances in the episode, although Fry should have had some sort of reaction.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #41 on: 04-22-2002 05:04 »
« Last Edit on: 04-22-2002 05:04 »

Stunning.

On the one hand:
Not only does it lash out at rabid fans--PEELers, fanfic writers, episode-detail nitpickers and second-guessers and trivia collection receptacles--it also feeds my fears that FOX will pull the rug out from under the "next" season within a handful of weeks (in the way it seems to be trying to "let us down gently" with comments about premature cancellations and telling us to get a life). It's like bastard FOXecutives picked this particular episode, so far out of sequence, to send us a message.

On the other hand:
Technically, some of the best 3D visuals the show's ever offered, more flawlessly integrated than ever.

Phenomenally funny from the get-go, and unlike several of the recent ones, fairly cleanly edited. My verdict on Leela v. Kirk: Oh my God, YES, followed by OH MY GOD NO, followed by oh my, that's still pretty hot.

(Fishy Joe will be happy to know that everything was happening so quickly that I wouldn't change a thing there. This one had a wealth of good material and stayed focused, and that makes a world of difference.)

...Or change a thing anywhere, for that matter, except perhaps to give Amy, Hermes, and the Professor a cameo (and Nibbler if he was still around after The Why of Fry. FOX asses. Eat s*** and die!). God knows, their presence on the Forbidden Planet would've evened out the sides a little. Besides, I'm still afraid of what FOX has in store (and still praying I'm wrong). At least we'll always have DVD.

I have a life, thanks, but still...I will love you forever, Futurama.

"...pansy."
--Bender
payndz

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« Reply #42 on: 04-22-2002 06:13 »

The mystery ship is a thinly-disguised Eagle from Space: 1999, the 'British Star Trek' (snort). Actually, the Eagles were pretty cool ships in their own right, easily the best thing about the show.

Can't wait to see the episode now!
Shadowstar

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« Reply #43 on: 04-22-2002 06:34 »

Hahahahahahahahhahahaha, what a great ep! Probably the best this season. And, does anyone know the exact trivia question Leela gave Fry and Melllvar? I just don't want to screw it up on my guide page.
Allen

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« Reply #44 on: 04-22-2002 07:26 »
« Last Edit on: 04-22-2002 07:26 »

I actually...didn't care for this ep. It was too Star Trek. As I never became a fan, I just didn't get some parts. Unlike some of you, I don't find Zapp funny. I absolutely hate him and want to kill him when he says... well, anything. Great line by Bender. Great beginning, but it just wasn't what I expected. I give it a B.

P.S. I didn't mind the S/L thing. We've all how head in jar and body relations pan out  wink At least with Bender
FilthyCrab

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« Reply #45 on: 04-22-2002 08:57 »

Wow, that was good.  Zapp was pompous, Kirk made it with a hot alien baby (sort of), a "Red Shirt" got killed, the trial with "the chair" was a great reference to the pilot episode of TOS.  The only thing missing would be some good one-liners from Zoidberg.  Oh well, We can't have everything...
Erdrik

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« Reply #46 on: 04-22-2002 10:19 »
« Last Edit on: 04-22-2002 10:19 »

I liked how Fry was acting paralyzed in the chair, untill it was Benders turn, then he got up all normal like. lol I agree the
Bender: Another classic science fiction show cancelled before its time
was the best
I liked the comitition between Melvar and Fry   smile
And The killing of the Red Shirt(classic!)
I was abit dissapointed with Frys reaction to Shatner and Leela, but I suppose Fry being a Trekkie and all, He would have expected it..   hmpf
it was an ok eps but it defenitly does not make my top 10.

Call me Erdrik

Boycott Fox!! Down with the Evil OverLords!!
VelourFog

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« Reply #47 on: 04-22-2002 11:21 »
« Last Edit on: 04-22-2002 11:21 by Nixorbo »

 
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Originally posted by Allen:
Unlike some of you, I don't find Zapp funny. I absolutely hate him and want to kill him when he says... well, anything.

:horrified gasp:

As a huge Zapp shipper ( love ) I thought it was great he had such a big part in this episode.
 shatner ripped off his chess/checkers line, but i can only assume zapp ripped him off first (not being a trekkie, etc)


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B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #48 on: 04-22-2002 11:39 »

A thought occurs- Is this the first episode in which Farnsworth doesn't appear at all?
Xenomorph
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« Reply #49 on: 04-22-2002 12:05 »

 
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Originally posted by B.Frankendorfer:
A thought occurs- Is this the first episode in which Farnsworth doesn't appear at all?

Hurm...maybe...
Silent_G

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« Reply #50 on: 04-22-2002 12:50 »

He was mentioned though..I think Leela said in the video store "The Professor is asleep so we only have time for 6 movies." Zoidberg was in this scene ("Shut your gills Fry!&quot wink and then disappeared from the episode. To me it was just another great episode where Fry, Leela and Bender travel to another planet. They really need more episodes like that. =) Too bad the season had to end so early..the Simpsons still have 5 more new episodes through May...While Futurama gets a raw deal. =(
rkbentley

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« Reply #51 on: 04-22-2002 13:27 »

Great Ep! Missed the end credits, the ship is from Space 1999!
FishyJoe

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« Reply #52 on: 04-22-2002 15:41 »

 
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By BrainSluggo:
It's like bastard FOXecutives picked this particular episode, so far out of sequence, to send us a message.

Don't worry...David X. said this would be the finale way before this season even premiered. Obviously the writers wanted to end the season this way. No fox evilness here.

 
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(Fishy Joe will be happy to know that everything was happening so quickly that I wouldn't change a thing there. This one had a wealth of good material and stayed focused, and that makes a world of difference.)

Hooray! For once in my life, I am finally happy!

I figured you would hate how Fry didn't react at all to Leela making out with Kirk.

My review: Being a Trek-hating half-nerd, I protested this episode at first. Especially when I heard about the trivia challenge...I figured that would be the big finale of the episode. Luckily it was just a small little scene.

The episode was actually really funny. I hate Trek, but thanks to talking to nerds, and watching other parodies, I've pieced together a passable knowledge of the original series. I understood a good amount of the jokes. And I'm glad they included some sexxy Zappness.

The Star Trek religion was funny as hell. "The scifi religion that doesn't take all your money", "All power to the engines"...sigh, so hot.

Also the energy beam writing himself into his own fan script, yeah that was funny. Nerd humor is good.

This episode was thoroughly solid, and didn't have any of those weird "what the hell, that wasn't funny" type moments seen in recent episodes. I give it three Bs(out of five).
DaWolf

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« Reply #53 on: 04-22-2002 15:49 »

"so...will the real slim shady please stand up...?"
I LOVED that scene  big grin
FishyJoe

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« Reply #54 on: 04-22-2002 15:51 »

 
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By DrThunder88:
It almost makes me wonder if that line was added after Futurama was dropped.

I was wondering that as well. I also wonder if they were thinking about Futurama's poor scheduling when they wrote "Shatner's log. Airdate: unkown".
Venus

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« Reply #55 on: 04-22-2002 15:51 »

Originally posted by BumbleBeeTheta:
 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Oh, quit whining.  It was funny.

When you've been a shipper since episode one, nothing satisfies you.   big grin


Damn straight bumblebee!
  big grin
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #56 on: 04-22-2002 15:51 »
« Last Edit on: 04-22-2002 15:51 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
I figured you would hate how Fry didn't react at all to Leela making out with Kirk.

Actually, I figured if he saw Leela making out so furiously with William Shatner, he would be even more certain of his own chances.    big grin 

Now run along and squabble with my 'shipfriends MuscaDomestica, Venus, and BumbleBeeTheta.  smile
SQFreak

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« Reply #57 on: 04-22-2002 17:01 »

Can someone tell me why FOX decided to run 4ACV11, as opposed to going in a semi-logical order? I mean, they already broke into the 4ACV production block with Love and Rocket and Leela's Homeworld (4ACV03 and 4ACV02 respectively). But seriously, FOX is showing these eps way out of order. Which means that whatever David X. wanted as the possible final ep of season 5 most likely won't be because of FOX.

On that topic, is there a listing of all the episode titles in the 4ACV production block? And are we finished with 3ACV?
Tzlk
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« Reply #58 on: 04-22-2002 17:04 »

go to http://www.leela.com.ar  they have have a list there
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #59 on: 04-22-2002 19:36 »

I don't know why, I find this grab really cute!
Xenomorph
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« Reply #60 on: 04-22-2002 20:07 »

 
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Originally posted by BumbleBeeTheta:
Though I guess he didn't think much of it because of "The Why of Fry"... 

Say vat?
Speed-Bump

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« Reply #61 on: 04-22-2002 21:20 »

I liked this episode. I really don't care if it made fun of us. It was funny. I strangely found the George Takei Japanese karate chop joke really funny. I don't know why. I found all the George Takei jokes funny. This was probably my 2nd or 3rd favorite episode of this season.
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #62 on: 04-22-2002 22:18 »

 
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Originally posted by Xenomorph:
 Say vat?
If you saw Sarge's art for that particular episode, I think he said that Fry looked so dejected because of Leela.  At least that's what I recall...Anyway, "The Why of Fry" comes BEFORE "Where No Fan Has Gone".  Out of orderness...  big grin

Who is Agent Codename: Dragonfly?
SQFreak

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« Reply #63 on: 04-22-2002 22:38 »

 
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Originally posted by BumbleBeeTheta:
 
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Originally posted by Xenomorph:
 Say vat?
Anyway, "The Why of Fry" comes BEFORE "Where No Fan Has Gone".  Out of orderness...   big grin

Yet another reason why FOX should be showing the eps in order!!!

B.Frankendorfer

Bending Unit
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« Reply #64 on: 04-22-2002 22:52 »

Did you guys completely ignore FishyJoe's post?  He said that David X. Cohen had planned to air this episode as the season finale from the start. This was not a Fox decision.
meisterPOOP

Professor
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« Reply #65 on: 04-22-2002 23:00 »

David X. Cohen had visions of this to be the SERIES finale.  Futurama will survive another pathetic television season.  Viva, the revolution!
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #66 on: 04-22-2002 23:39 »

 
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Originally posted by B.Frankendorfer:
Did you guys completely ignore FishyJoe's post?  He said that David X. Cohen had planned to air this episode as the season finale from the start. This was not a Fox decision.
I didn't.  big grin   I merely made the comment that the eps are being shown out of order.  Smart alec Theta strikes again...  smile

Who is Agent Codename: Dragonfly?
Silent_G

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« Reply #67 on: 04-22-2002 23:48 »

O.K. I finally saw that picture of Kif from the end credits. So how did anyone even get to see it if FOX cut the credits? Someone got the original tape before it aired?
danny-dude

Bending Unit
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« Reply #68 on: 04-22-2002 23:56 »

A wonderful episode, the best in a long while! :-)

An excellent season finale, it has to be said. A little piece of me is grateful that I don't have to do that thing that I'm not allowed to talk about for a while!   big grin

On a completely different subject, I'm using this post to introduce my new batch of siggy blocks - beginning with one that's sure to offend cat lovers. They'll get rotated every week or so.

Danny

FishyJoe

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« Reply #69 on: 04-23-2002 00:13 »

 
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Originally posted by Silent_G:
O.K. I finally saw that picture of Kif from the end credits. So how did anyone even get to see it if FOX cut the credits? Someone got the original tape before it aired?
 

If you recieve the satellite broadcast of the show, you'll get full-screen credits rather than the crappy little things that get scrunched up by FOX advertisements. I think.

But anywhoo, does anyone have a picture from the Star Trek episode parodied in that picture? I like to get jokes.
Erdrik

Professor
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« Reply #70 on: 04-23-2002 00:23 »

 
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Originally posted by B.Frankendorfer:
Did you guys completely ignore FishyJoe's post?  He said that David X. Cohen had planned to air this episode as the season finale from the start. This was not a Fox decision.

Im sure he did. But Im also sure he planned for all the season 4 eps to air before the season finale. or at least most of them. Surly more than what did air!

Call me Erdrik

Boycott Fox!! Down with the Evil OverLords!!
meisterPOOP

Professor
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« Reply #71 on: 04-23-2002 00:24 »

Fishy, you got to start a new thread!
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #72 on: 04-23-2002 02:07 »
« Last Edit on: 04-23-2002 02:07 »

   
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
But anywhoo, does anyone have a picture from the Star Trek episode parodied in that picture? I like to get jokes.

It's in one of the other topics about Where No Fan..., probably the one in the Weird Scenes forum. EDIT: Yes! It's in Nixorbo's post there.

A thought occurs: maybe Fry "likes to watch."
Ben

Space Pope
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« Reply #73 on: 04-23-2002 02:21 »

Just finished watching it. It was OK, but after all the hype around here, I was expecting something better than what I saw. Frankly, Star Trek bores me, and this definitely rubbed off on this episode. Not bad, but not brilliant either. Nothing out of the ordinary. I give it 6/10.
Juliet

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« Reply #74 on: 04-23-2002 10:57 »

What a funny episode! It was really good. I love to see that boxy thing again, which Fry, Leela and Bender were in. And it’s good to see sexy Zapp too.

No no no no I think the best quote from Bender is this: “Let’s take six Jim Carrey movies and record over them” and it’s funny when his head explode.

William Shatner is a true star, I love it when he sings “The real Slim Shady” I almost die laughing, and him and Leela making out OH YOUR GOD!, funny. What a brilliant episode for the final season.

Xenomorph
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« Reply #75 on: 04-23-2002 11:36 »

 
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Originally posted by BumbleBeeTheta:
 
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Originally posted by Xenomorph:
 Say vat?
If you saw Sarge's art for that particular episode, I think he said that Fry looked so dejected because of Leela.  At least that's what I recall...Anyway, "The Why of Fry" comes BEFORE "Where No Fan Has Gone".  Out of orderness...   big grin


Humm. Another thing I noticed is, since Amy and Kif are still together in "Love and Rocket," the events of "Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch" don't break them up.
jasonlevine

Bending Unit
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« Reply #76 on: 04-23-2002 20:56 »

I just watched the episode (had to tape it since I was heading home from my sister's house when it was on) and man was that funny!

Bender's head exploding ("Thanks alot.  Now everyone knows." ), Fry asking Koenig to say "nucwear wessels", Shatner getting a good performance out of himself in ST 5, Zapp declaring "double guilty!", and Nimoy trying the Vulcan death grip on Bender.  Oh yeah, and Welshy getting zapped repeatedly.  (With Fry jumping to his side the first time screaming "Welchy!!!!" )  And Bender's "classic science fiction" line sounded like it was directly aimed at Fox.

Nice way to end the season.  Of course, it would have been nicer if Fox had shown more episodes this season.    mad
jasonlevine

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« Reply #77 on: 04-23-2002 21:27 »

 
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Originally posted by BrainSluggo:
Besides, I'm still afraid of what FOX has in store (and still praying I'm wrong). At least we'll always have DVD.

You might have DVD, but thanks to region coding and Fox's desire to "not have syndication rates plummet,"  I won't be able to watch Futurama on DVD for the forseeable future.   mad
Ben

Space Pope
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« Reply #78 on: 04-24-2002 07:53 »

Quit complaining. If you wanted to watch foreign encoded DVDs, you should have bought a multiple-region player.
Delta-V

Starship Captain
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« Reply #79 on: 04-24-2002 08:28 »
« Last Edit on: 04-24-2002 08:28 »

   
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
But anywhoo, does anyone have a picture from the Star Trek episode parodied in that picture? I like to get jokes.

The picture is from the episode "The Corbomite Maneuver"
    
Edit: Damn, I just realized I'm a Star Trek geek.
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