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spira

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« Reply #680 on: 08-28-2011 15:14 »

Ep 18 and 24 are reasonably far apart. Flashbacks weren't a total rarity in the original run.

That sculpture is pretty neat. I like his Zoidberg one even better.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #681 on: 08-28-2011 15:26 »

The sculpture is great, as is the Zoidberg one, but the Nibbler one is downright creepy eek...
Aki

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« Reply #682 on: 08-28-2011 20:10 »

I for one think it's totally legit to downgrade an episode for failing continuity, or even do something reminiscent like the flashbacks, in broadcast order. When grading an episode, you don't only grade the story itself, you grade the packaging as well, and in this case the packaging was a blunder, albeit from Comedy Central's board.
Gorky

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« Reply #683 on: 08-28-2011 20:23 »

But the flashbacks themselves were quality stuff. I know each episode doesn't exist in a vacuum or anything, but as an entity separate from the equally flashback-heavy "The Tip of the Zoidberg," "Cold Warriors" was funny and emotionally satisfying and all those nice things. The storytelling device was valid in both cases, and it's not like the show's burnt itself out on flashback episodes.

It just seems like a nitpick-y thing that shouldn't really hurt the episode, because if you were watching the series out of order it probably wouldn't bug you at all. I guess some people might grade the packaging, as you say, but I'm not one of those people. Apparently this IGN reviewer is such a person, so good for him, but I think he's selling the episode short for a fairly trivial reason.
Svip

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« Reply #684 on: 08-28-2011 20:33 »

At least the flashbacks weren't from other episodes.

SORRY FOR THE CLIP SHOW. etc.
Aki

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« Reply #685 on: 08-28-2011 20:56 »

But the flashbacks themselves were quality stuff. I know each episode doesn't exist in a vacuum or anything, but as an entity separate from the equally flashback-heavy "The Tip of the Zoidberg," "Cold Warriors" was funny and emotionally satisfying and all those nice things. The storytelling device was valid in both cases, and it's not like the show's burnt itself out on flashback episodes.

It just seems like a nitpick-y thing that shouldn't really hurt the episode, because if you were watching the series out of order it probably wouldn't bug you at all. I guess some people might grade the packaging, as you say, but I'm not one of those people. Apparently this IGN reviewer is such a person, so good for him, but I think he's selling the episode short for a fairly trivial reason.

I obviously don't agree that the episode is lousy just because it was aired in a weird position. I just say that I think it's perfectly legitimate to point it out, since it clearly can diminish the viewing experience for the average viewer.

That said, I found the flashback scenes to be all gold, in "Cold Warriors" more than "The Tip of the Zoidberg", so I don't mind them one bit - they were vital to the episode.
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« Reply #686 on: 08-28-2011 21:05 »

I also think it is a bit harsh to lower the score of an episode because of an episode that just aired.  I only ask for that kind of quality in a show that requires you to watch it in a certain order, like The West Wing or Game of Thrones.
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #687 on: 08-29-2011 09:20 »

At least the flashbacks weren't from other episodes.

SORRY FOR THE CLIP SHOW. etc.

Exactly...That part where they apologized for it was easily the best part of the whole episode.
Boxy Robot

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« Reply #688 on: 08-31-2011 10:58 »

To get back on topic...

We should be getting a clip for 'Overclockwise' anytime soon smile
Just Fan
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« Reply #689 on: 08-31-2011 11:45 »

Already got one. I highly doubt that we get another.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #690 on: 08-31-2011 11:57 »
« Last Edit on: 08-31-2011 12:03 »

We just get the whole "Overclockwise" Episode by tomorrow..damn... big grin
 
(I heard somewhere that -quite a while ago- another clip was shown at an event, featuring Fry sadly looking after a leaving bus. But that clip reappeared no more... Well, the episode will tell wether this rumor was true or not wink )
Aki

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« Reply #691 on: 08-31-2011 12:24 »

I think you're referring to what was in one of the commercials.
Just Fan
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« Reply #692 on: 08-31-2011 12:54 »

Read about it here.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #693 on: 08-31-2011 19:42 »

I'm expecting for Leela and Fry's relationship issues to be resolved and for them to be an actual couple from the start of season 7 onwards (maybe, from Reincarnation onwards), but I'm not expecting for a Rebirth-esque follow up to the end of Overclockwise at all.
Gorky

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« Reply #694 on: 08-31-2011 19:46 »

Yeah, I'm with cyber_turnip. Regardless of how "Overclockwise" ends (be it with Fry and Leela decisively together or decisively apart), I think the developments from that episode will carry over into the first episode of season seven, and all subsequent episodes. But I don't think we'll be getting a "sequel" of sorts--rather, your typical season premiere episode: hopefully entertaining, but most likely not a serial-style direct follow-up to the finale of the previous season.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #695 on: 08-31-2011 20:17 »
« Last Edit on: 09-01-2011 20:07 »

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I'm expecting for Leela and Fry's relationship issues to be resolved and for them to be an actual couple from the start of season 7 onwards
Should this happen, it would rather remind me of Greg Weisman's Masterplan for Disneys Gargoyles:
In Episode 65 (end of Original run) , they decided to bring Goliath and Elisa together. The next planned season (had Weisman remained) was supposed to question that relationsship (can it really work?), and -from the next season on- the Masterplan was supposed to let them stay together.
(Of course, Greg Weisman tended to talk a lot during a long day, but he could brillantly time and resolve long running plots).
DannyJC13

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« Reply #696 on: 09-01-2011 21:39 »

UGO's Best Fry Moments.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #697 on: 09-02-2011 01:30 »

We just get the whole "Overclockwise" Episode by tomorrow..damn... big grin
 
(I heard somewhere that -quite a while ago- another clip was shown at an event, featuring Fry sadly looking after a leaving bus. But that clip reappeared no more... Well, the episode will tell wether this rumor was true or not wink )
maybe it is true, maybe what fry means by "Leela left me" in the clip ment that. They must have had an argument and Leela just decided to leave so she could be left alone.


2 1/2 hours!!! :DDDDD
bendingunit6

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« Reply #698 on: 09-02-2011 15:23 »

And now that "Overclockwise" has aired, let's get onto the "Reincarnation" news.

Posted this on another thread, but I feel like I should also post it here.
"Reincarnation" review

Overall, the review is positive, and it definitely raises my hopes for the episode. Also, a key plot detail:


And with this post, I'm an official bending unit in terms of ranking.
Aki

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« Reply #699 on: 09-02-2011 16:26 »

Gorky

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« Reply #700 on: 09-03-2011 16:30 »

A two-part interview with DXC (courtesy of Just Fan over in the shipping thread):

Part One
Part Two

Nothing particularly enlightening, but he does talk a bit about the writing process and discarded storylines, which is pretty neat.
Futuristic-ATR

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« Reply #701 on: 09-03-2011 18:08 »

On http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/tag/futurama-countdown-to-reincarnation/ you can see some images from Reincarnation!
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #702 on: 09-03-2011 19:03 »

I love all of the episode ideas David mentioned in that interview, especially the ones about Fry meeting his parents again and the one about the backwards time-traveller. If they ever actually produce those, I'll be very happy.
spira

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« Reply #703 on: 09-03-2011 19:50 »

Smarty

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« Reply #704 on: 09-03-2011 20:22 »


Just Fan
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« Reply #705 on: 09-03-2011 23:05 »

Exclusive video from the Fleisher part of "Reincarnation". Also video from the anime part.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #706 on: 09-03-2011 23:10 »

Awesome clip, and I know it's not canon, but Fry got Amy pregnant!?
futz
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« Reply #707 on: 09-04-2011 00:42 »

So of the 3 versions are the same story in different animation styles does that mean it's going to be Fry trying to get Leela pregnant 3 times? Might explain the bananas - ha-ha.
Emeri

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« Reply #708 on: 09-04-2011 03:37 »
« Last Edit on: 09-04-2011 03:39 »

Hi! This is my first post! ...I've been lurking for a while now and just couldn't fight the urge to join!  smile

So of the 3 versions are the same story in different animation styles does that mean it's going to be Fry trying to get Leela pregnant 3 times? Might explain the bananas - ha-ha.

I was at comic-con this year, where, as you probably know, they showed us the whole anime segment. And going by the preview clip of the toony segment, the plotlines aren't the same.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #709 on: 09-04-2011 14:21 »

The stories aren't the same -I think the basic set-up is the same. I don't think it's a story arc, either.

I think Farnsworth finds a domondium comet in each segment and that plays out differently depending on the animation style and world they're in.
Gorky

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« Reply #710 on: 09-04-2011 18:32 »
« Last Edit on: 09-04-2011 18:34 »

"Gosh yes! I've tried and tried. But so far, I only got Amy pregnant."

I loved that. The golly-gosh-gee-whiz wholesomeness of the expressions combined with the actual content of the dialogue in that scene was brilliant. Oh, and I liked Leela's song.

I just became about ten times more excited for this episode than I initially was. Thanks for the links, Just Fan.
Smarty

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« Reply #711 on: 09-04-2011 21:58 »

I originally thought that was going to be a drag after "Overclockwise," but now, like Gorky, I am excited. This looks incredibly interesting and I want to see where they take it. It'll be nice to have a non-canon episode after the official season finale. I don't think I'm ready to go a few months without some new episodes just yet.  smile
coffeeBot

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« Reply #712 on: 09-04-2011 22:08 »

This is going to be great! It feels a little weird to have Overclockwise not be the last episode of the season, but Reincarnation looks so...promising!
Aki

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« Reply #713 on: 09-07-2011 01:09 »

That clip was awesome! I'm really looking forward to this.
spira

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« Reply #714 on: 09-07-2011 04:44 »

I seriously laughed out loud at the Fleisher preview. Oh my various gods. So. Hilarious.

I cannot wait for this one. Another one I've been looking forward to for a long time.
FemJesse

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« Reply #715 on: 09-07-2011 18:55 »

was not excited about the prospect of a sketch episode after the failtacular XMAS special... but after seeing these clips I'm back in for it. Everything is boxed for my move, but I hooked up the cable just for it.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #716 on: 09-07-2011 19:14 »

Looks like Reincarnation will be pretty good... except that now I have high expectations, the episode doesn't stand a chance of living up to them. no no
DannyJC13

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« Reply #717 on: 09-07-2011 20:50 »

So in this interview, it says Zoidberg uses a peace dance to calm down the angry invading aliens in the Anime segment, and CC released a storyboard of Fry and Bender dancing also in the Anime segment, so I'm guessing there's gonna be a lot of dancing, probably to make fun of Anime's stiff animation.
Mongo

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« Reply #718 on: 09-07-2011 22:12 »
« Last Edit on: 09-07-2011 22:15 »

One bit from that article I missed is that Scruffy becomes a notary at some point next season.

The makers of Futurama really do seem to be pushing him from an occasional bit player to something more than that -- not a full character, but someone we see every few episodes, with a backstory that is slowly being revealed.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #719 on: 09-07-2011 22:57 »

Loving the clip, I'm now more excited for this ep. This segment has now gone up in my anticipation order at the expense of the 8-Bit segment which I have my reservations over despite the concept being rather awesome. We'll see I guess...
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