Futurama   Planet Express Employee Lounge
The Futurama Message Board

Design and Support by Can't get enough Futurama
Help Search Futurama chat Login Register

PEEL - The Futurama Message Board    General Disscussion    Thoughts on 6ACV13 - Futurama Holiday Spectacular - SPOILERS « previous next »
Author Topic: Thoughts on 6ACV13 - Futurama Holiday Spectacular - SPOILERS  (Read 15894 times)
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 ... 9 Print
PEE Poll: Rating
1/10  (poor)   -20 (16.4%)
2/10   -11 (9%)
3/10   -13 (10.7%)
4/10   -6 (4.9%)
5/10   -18 (14.8%)
6/10   -17 (13.9%)
7/10   -19 (15.6%)
8/10   -7 (5.7%)
9/10   -6 (4.9%)
10/10 (great)   -5 (4.1%)
Total Voters: 122

Aki

Professor
*
« Reply #80 on: 11-26-2010 20:30 »

I thought it was a great Xmas episode, and they're supposed to be quirky, guys. There was the Amy/Bender thing going through the season, too... All in all, I gave it a 9 out of 10. Quirky, crazy, and all around bananas...uh...yeah. Good episode, I think.
The Amy/Bender thing in... one episode. Am I missing something?
Otis P Jivefunk

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #81 on: 11-27-2010 17:13 »
« Last Edit on: 11-27-2010 17:14 »

I found this episode very disappointing. I hate to say it, especially at it's an Xmas episode, but it just failed. The first segment got boring fast, it wasn't nearly funny enough, only good thing was seeing Robot Santa again. Second segment was a total waste and forgettable. Third segment was a little better, but then when the Space Bees started talking it was all over. The only lol from me was Dr Zoidberg facing the wall. Also what was with the opening and closing credits in those grey boxes? That looked shite, most distracting. I don't know what IGN were smoking when they rated this episode a 9/10, but I give it a 3/10. One of the worst Futurama episodes ever, and it's a disgrace to be held in the same category as the previous Xmas episodes...
Svip

Space Pope
****
« Reply #82 on: 11-27-2010 19:04 »

You know there is trouble when the funniest part of the episode was the opening subtitle: 'Time travellers take note:  331 days till last Xmas'.
CommanderZapp

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #83 on: 11-27-2010 21:30 »

You know there is trouble when the funniest part of the episode was the opening subtitle: 'Time travellers take note:  331 days till last Xmas'.
Indeed.
Dorsal Axe

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #84 on: 11-30-2010 00:14 »
« Last Edit on: 11-30-2010 00:16 »

I thought it was a great Xmas episode, and they're supposed to be quirky, guys. There was the Amy/Bender thing going through the season, too... All in all, I gave it a 9 out of 10. Quirky, crazy, and all around bananas...uh...yeah. Good episode, I think.
The Amy/Bender thing in... one episode. Am I missing something?
Bender whisks Amy off for a dance at the end of TMAR.

Quote
Also what was with the opening and closing credits in those grey boxes? That looked shite, most distracting.
I'm still trying to comprehend what you are referring to...
Louiswuenator

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #85 on: 11-30-2010 00:20 »

I think he meant that the closing credits were placed in a gray rectangle at the bottom of the screen that partially obscured the Futurama intro.
flesheatingbull

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #86 on: 11-30-2010 02:41 »

Bender whisks Amy off for a dance at the end of TMAR.

^^grasping for straws^^^
Kryten

Space Pope
****
« Reply #87 on: 11-30-2010 06:40 »

Bender whisks Amy off for a dance at the end of TMAR.

^^grasping for straws^^^

They're just friends.
Dorsal Axe

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #88 on: 11-30-2010 10:42 »

Yes, but I imagine that is what was being referred to.
Aki

Professor
*
« Reply #89 on: 11-30-2010 10:57 »

I don't know... I just saw it as somewhat realistic. Amy was more than sex to Bender, and so at least a friendship stayed after they broke up. It's only realistic that they were closer afterwards.
flesheatingbull

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #90 on: 11-30-2010 19:06 »

^^^you create emotions and stories of the characters in your own head. go see a shrink.
Svip

Space Pope
****
« Reply #91 on: 11-30-2010 19:53 »

^^^you create emotions and stories of the characters in your own head. go see a shrink.

I thought that was how it worked.
AdrenalinDragon

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #92 on: 11-30-2010 22:39 »

I don't know what IGN were smoking when they rated this episode a 9/10, but I give it a 3/10. One of the worst Futurama episodes ever, and it's a disgrace to be held in the same category as the previous Xmas episodes...

IGN is a weird site though, since they gave The Late Philip J. Fry one of the lower ratings of the season with only a 7.5, whilst Attack Of The Killer App gets an 8.5, which is pretty ridiculous I think. This one takes the cake though, a 9.0 for an episode which is tied as one of the worst ever! At least they got The Prisoner Of Benda's score right!
Fnord
Starship Captain
****
« Reply #93 on: 12-01-2010 08:51 »

^^^you create emotions and stories of the characters in your own head. go see a shrink.

This, coming from someone whose avatar is from a fictional work which comes from a fictional universe.
CommanderZapp

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #94 on: 12-01-2010 11:04 »

I don't know what IGN were smoking when they rated this episode a 9/10, but I give it a 3/10. One of the worst Futurama episodes ever, and it's a disgrace to be held in the same category as the previous Xmas episodes...

IGN is a weird site though, since they gave The Late Philip J. Fry one of the lower ratings of the season with only a 7.5, whilst Attack Of The Killer App gets an 8.5, which is pretty ridiculous I think. This one takes the cake though, a 9.0 for an episode which is tied as one of the worst ever! At least they got The Prisoner Of Benda's score right!
IGN... Almost every review they make = Incredibly strange, Mr. Canning could perhaps watch the original episodes some more times, He ought to compare the episodes that he reviews with those from Futurama, NOT "The Simpsons" and etc. (It feels like he kinda does that.)

6ACV13 was clearly the weakest installment in this broadcast season. 6ACV03 was IMO an "above-average" episode.
CommanderZapp

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #95 on: 12-02-2010 08:38 »
« Last Edit on: 12-02-2010 21:51 by [-mArc-] »

Also make it better than the new Xmas ep, for the love of god!...
Mr. Jivefunk, you can't get lower than 6ACV13, ("Attack of the Killer App" was better, a lot. Even that "In-A-Gadda-Da-Crappa" was better, No talkin' bees there.)
But if Michael Rowe writes "Futurama Reincarnation", I'm going to kill myself.  hmpf


[edit: split from the news thread]
Aki

Professor
*
« Reply #96 on: 12-02-2010 09:41 »

Why do people seem to hate the talking bees in 6ACV13? That if anything was good.
Svip

Space Pope
****
« Reply #97 on: 12-02-2010 11:29 »

To me, the talking bees actually ruined "The Sting" to me.  I may be alone in this matter, but now when I know that the bees can talk in a future episode, "The Sting"'s magical touch on that behalf is lost or damaged.

Ironically, Bender's Big Score did not ruin "Jurassic Bark" to me, because it was quite decent itself, and the facts that it 'changed' weren't 'stupid'.  Like talking bees.
Aki

Professor
*
« Reply #98 on: 12-02-2010 11:38 »

But the bees couldn't talk, Svip. The crew wore helmets that made them understand what they "said".
Svip

Space Pope
****
« Reply #99 on: 12-02-2010 12:02 »

The excuse is still lame.  I have never been a fan of universal translators in science-fiction.

In addition, Bender just understood what they said in "The Sting", but he still had to dance for them.  Why couldn't they have used the subtitles again?  As well as having the crew actually dance for the bees when they talked.
IntoTheWild BlueYonder
Crustacean
*
« Reply #100 on: 12-02-2010 13:35 »

Also make it better than the new Xmas ep, for the love of god!...
Mr. Jivefunk, you can't get lower than 6ACV13, ("Attack of the Killer App" was better, a lot. Even that "In-A-Gadda-Da-Crappa" was better, No talkin' bees there.)
But if Michael Rowe writes "Futurama Reincarnation", I'm going to kill myself.  hmpf
Thankfully Ken Keeler is writing the episode.
Louiswuenator

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #101 on: 12-02-2010 15:31 »

The excuse is still lame.  I have never been a fan of universal translators in science-fiction.

In addition, Bender just understood what they said in "The Sting", but he still had to dance for them.  Why couldn't they have used the subtitles again?  As well as having the crew actually dance for the bees when they talked.
Perhaps because time was at a premium in this episode (even more than usual).  The Holiday Spectacular should have been an hour long IMO.
cyber_turnip

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #102 on: 12-02-2010 20:32 »

Also make it better than the new Xmas ep, for the love of god!...
Mr. Jivefunk, you can't get lower than 6ACV13, ("Attack of the Killer App" was better, a lot. Even that "In-A-Gadda-Da-Crappa" was better, No talkin' bees there.)
But if Michael Rowe writes "Futurama Reincarnation", I'm going to kill myself.  hmpf
Thankfully Ken Keeler is writing the episode.

He's writing the penultimate episode, not "Futurama Reincarnation", unless he's writing two episodes back to back which seems extremely unlikely.
IntoTheWild BlueYonder
Crustacean
*
« Reply #103 on: 12-02-2010 20:41 »

Also make it better than the new Xmas ep, for the love of god!...
Mr. Jivefunk, you can't get lower than 6ACV13, ("Attack of the Killer App" was better, a lot. Even that "In-A-Gadda-Da-Crappa" was better, No talkin' bees there.)
But if Michael Rowe writes "Futurama Reincarnation", I'm going to kill myself.  hmpf
Thankfully Ken Keeler is writing the episode.

He's writing the penultimate episode, not "Futurama Reincarnation", unless he's writing two episodes back to back which seems extremely unlikely.
Are you sure? On the Infosphere it has Ken as the writer for that episode: http://theinfosphere.org/Resurrection
Dorsal Axe

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #104 on: 12-02-2010 23:39 »

I believe that is just a remnant from when everyone thought Reincarnation was Ep. 25.
Fnord
Starship Captain
****
« Reply #105 on: 12-03-2010 08:57 »

The excuse is still lame.  I have never been a fan of universal translators in science-fiction.

In addition, Bender just understood what they said in "The Sting", but he still had to dance for them.  Why couldn't they have used the subtitles again?  As well as having the crew actually dance for the bees when they talked.
Perhaps because time was at a premium in this episode (even more than usual).  The Holiday Spectacular should have been an hour long IMO.

In the commentary for one of the AOI episodes, one of the writers says that writing for those episodes is different, because you have to move the plot along.

As long as we're talking about "shoulds", IMO the Holiday Spectacular should have run all three ideas concurrently, with a nice theme of "let's get along and celebrate together."
Curious Gorge

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #106 on: 12-03-2010 22:03 »

Have to say this episode wasn't really up to much. A couple of funny moments but it just felt like a waste of an episode. The three segments were each pretty non descript and not all that interesting.

Perhaps it's just me but given how charmed a life Futurama generally leads each new episode has become almost sacred in nature. Sure, you have to expect a few pointless, goof em up episodes but this one generally struck me as half arsed from start to finish.
Otis P Jivefunk

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #107 on: 12-03-2010 22:23 »

Why do people seem to hate the talking bees in 6ACV13? That if anything was good.

Cause it was shite...
CommanderZapp

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #108 on: 12-04-2010 00:03 »

Why do people seem to hate the talking bees in 6ACV13? That if anything was good.

Cause it was shit...
Seconded.
Svip

Space Pope
****
« Reply #109 on: 12-04-2010 00:10 »

Why did you edit his post?
CommanderZapp

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #110 on: 12-04-2010 00:15 »

Why did you edit his post?
I made "shite" into "shit"...
And I just "did" that, no special reason.
Aki

Professor
*
« Reply #111 on: 12-04-2010 00:16 »

I am a complete moron who likes to have sex with goats.
My point being, don't ever fucking edit others quotations.
seattlejohn01

Space Pope
****
« Reply #112 on: 12-04-2010 03:39 »

 laff
CommanderZapp

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #113 on: 12-04-2010 15:26 »
« Last Edit on: 12-05-2010 12:55 »

I am a complete moron who likes to have sex with goats.
My completely stupid point being, do please edit others quotations.

EDIT: Ok, I'm just gonna stop here. Sorry Aki, but I'm truly a moron.
But I do not **** goats.
Aki

Professor
*
« Reply #114 on: 12-04-2010 15:49 »

Can an admin please take care of this, disciplining CommanderZapp and erasing these last posts so we can get back on topic?
Ralph Snart

Agent Provocateur
Near Death Star Inhabitant
DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #115 on: 12-04-2010 19:48 »

You see the "Report To Moderator", so go for it.

You seem to be as disruptive a CommanderZapp.  Instead of coming in like the eitquette police, a simple PM would have been easier and possibly had a better result.  Svip was polite in asking the reason, so the "Nuclear Option" approach you used wasn't warrented.  It wasn't even your post, so I have no idea why your panties are so twisted.

BTW, you can report me to the Admins, Mods, etc.  They know me quite well.  No, I'm not friends with any of them.

As for this "highly anticipated episode", I was tremendously let down.

As for the talking bees - how else were we and the late PE crew to know that the bees would attack the beings who saved them?

Ungrateful bees. 
demetrios
Crustacean
*
« Reply #116 on: 12-05-2010 22:32 »

I was a little disappointed. Wish there was more Robot Santa.
Nibblonian Leader

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #117 on: 12-05-2010 23:31 »

Yeah.
futurefreak

salutatory committee member
Moderator
DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #118 on: 12-08-2010 20:03 »

Agreed. They turned those bees into something...odd
winna

Avatar Czar
DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #119 on: 12-09-2010 00:20 »

Reading this thread and the bickering that has gone on between multiple parties has entertained me greatly. smile
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 ... 9 Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by SMF | SMF © 2006, Simple Machines | some icons from famfamfam
Legal Notice & Disclaimer: "Futurama" TM and copyright FOX, its related entities and the Curiosity Company. All rights reserved. Any reproduction, duplication or distribution of these materials in any form is expressly prohibited. As a fan site, this Futurama forum, its operators, and any content on the site relating to "Futurama" are not explicitely authorized by Fox or the Curiosity Company.
Page created in 0.135 seconds with 20 queries.