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Svip

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« Reply #640 on: 09-11-2011 02:54 »

Everything is worse now!  The Emmy's confirms itTwice.
spira

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« Reply #641 on: 09-11-2011 03:28 »

YES YAY WOOOOOOOO TLPJF FTW

Thank you for sharing, Svip, that is really exciting!
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« Reply #642 on: 09-11-2011 03:31 »
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That's so exciting! I'm so glad Maurice LaMarche and TLPJF won! I didn't even know the Emmys happened already!

I sense good things for the future.
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« Reply #643 on: 09-11-2011 04:14 »

It's sort of sad how much this means to me.
spira

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« Reply #644 on: 09-11-2011 04:34 »

No, it isn't. It is okay for you to feel strong happiness about this. -nod-
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« Reply #645 on: 09-11-2011 04:39 »

Everything is worse now!  The Emmy's confirms itTwice.
Now I can go to sleep! love
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« Reply #646 on: 09-11-2011 05:18 »

Oh, sweet. It's nice to see the show being recognized once again for its awesomeness; it's been far too long.

I also like that Futurama has twice won Emmys for time travel-related episodes. If they submitted "All the Presidents' Heads" for consideration next year, and it won, that would be a sort of time travel hat trick, right? ('Course, I could think of several other, better episodes from 6B that could once again wipe the floor with the competition.)
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« Reply #647 on: 09-11-2011 05:49 »

Following Eric Rogers on Twitter kept me fully in the loop. I found out about it in realtime.
spira

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« Reply #648 on: 09-11-2011 07:14 »

Following Eric Rogers on Twitter kept me fully in the loop. I found out about it in realtime.

Congratulations. Should we applaud?
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« Reply #649 on: 09-11-2011 09:27 »

Following Eric Rogers on Twitter kept me fully in the loop. I found out about it in realtime.

Congratulations. Should we applaud?
Yes. Yes you should.
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« Reply #650 on: 09-11-2011 12:16 »
« Last Edit on: 09-11-2011 12:33 »

Eric Rogers follows me. [professor] Now shut up and bow your heads! [/professor]

ANYWAY, WOOO! big grin BEST ANIMATED SERIES. IN YOUR FACE ALL OTHER ANIMATED SERIES'!
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« Reply #651 on: 09-11-2011 22:28 »

My apologies, I am riding on an Amtrak as we type on the way to see a fellow PEELer. I still don't see how it would be one, though. Aside from Devil's Hands of course.

I want to see more of the space trains in space.   How about a murder on the orient express parody, that must be solved before the switching prism?  And maybe some virus gets released that eats color, so the episode is clumsily set up as a film noir.
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« Reply #652 on: 09-11-2011 23:15 »

No, SpaceGoldfish!  If they use that, they cannot use the best pun ever; "Murder on the Planet Express".
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« Reply #653 on: 09-12-2011 00:00 »

No, SpaceGoldfish!  If they use that, they cannot use the best pun ever; "Murder on the Planet Express".

I GET IT!

Maybe the Planet Express could have a section where you can park your space ship, like Le Shuttle?  (Only its more like a helicopter pad.)  Maybe the Planet Express train is in a fight with the PE team for using the same company name? 

Oh the puns are more delicious then the bag of quorn nuggets I just ate.   
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« Reply #654 on: 09-12-2011 00:17 »

My apologies, I am riding on an Amtrak as we type on the way to see a fellow PEELer. I still don't see how it would be one, though. Aside from Devil's Hands of course.

I want to see more of the space trains in space.   How about a murder on the orient express parody, that must be solved before the switching prism?  And maybe some virus gets released that eats color, so the episode is clumsily set up as a film noir.

There's surely got to be a way make use of the light-splitting prisms to turn everything black and white, instead of the virus thing which might just seem thrown in on top of everything else happening. Maybe all colours are used to power the rainbow line that the trains actually run on? Something like that, but less crap.
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« Reply #655 on: 09-12-2011 00:20 »

Maybe some sort of monochrome prism, that makes every thing black and white, or film noireese?  A bit like the black and white rainbow in Reincarnation.
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« Reply #656 on: 09-12-2011 00:21 »

Murder on the Orient Express was never filmed in a film noir style.  Neither is it a whodunit made for that sort of style.
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« Reply #657 on: 09-12-2011 00:25 »

I know it isnt, but I think Futurama parodies work best when they parody several different things, rather then just sticking to one source material (TLPJF parodies lots of time travel stories amongst other things, while WNFHGB sticks to Star Trek.)   So while the main vehicle (no pun intended) is the MotOE, it also sends up other tropes found in murder mysteries and film noir (as well as Agatha Christie, we could have some Alfred Hitchcock, especially Strangers on a Train).
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« Reply #658 on: 09-12-2011 00:33 »

I hope you're not implying that Where No Fan Has Gone Before is anything less than brilliant.

But then, whilst it sticks to Star Trek, it had 79 episodes, 6 movies and countless spin-off shows/movies to work with so it sort of did parody all sorts of different things.


Anyway, trains were something of a noir trope, so you could get a lot of little homages in there. Even Double Indemnity has a train in it.


Edit: Hang on, this might be a bit too similar to Anthology of Interest I for my liking.
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« Reply #659 on: 09-12-2011 00:39 »
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No I'm not, I enjoyed it, but I obviously would have enjoyed it even more if I was a Star Trek fan.   Parodies that stick to one such specific source material arent as good as ones that have more variety.  

It could be... but we would get to see the crew dressed up in lots of fancy outfits.  And we haven't had an episode that involves trains yet.  And I love trains more then that chick in FFVIII that wasn't the annoying disaster prone love interest or the hot teacher in an ugly outfit.
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« Reply #660 on: 09-12-2011 01:08 »

I highly recommend getting into Star Trek purely to enhance your Futurama viewing experience. I started watching for that reason and it's made countless jokes so much funnier - as well as all the Star Trek jokes in other shows like The Simpsons, Family Guy and South Park.

I never used to think much of Where No Fan Has Gone Before, but now that I get every little background joke, it's one of my top 10 episodes.
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« Reply #661 on: 09-12-2011 01:11 »

I really should.  My old english literature teacher was a massive fan (shes jamaican and has a hundred pairs of shoes, and she and her husband own props from the show.  She was AWESOME.)

I know I didn't get the Rodenberries joke until my mum started laughing and explained it to me.
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« Reply #662 on: 09-12-2011 01:57 »

I also feel like I should get into Star Trek, but I worry it would consume what little of a life I have left.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #663 on: 09-12-2011 02:17 »

But think of all the friends you'll make at conventions!
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« Reply #664 on: 09-12-2011 04:15 »

futurama, like bender, is the greatest!
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« Reply #665 on: 09-12-2011 15:21 »

I also feel like I should get into Star Trek, but I worry it would consume what little of a life I have left.

Consume, or make it better?

Come on, there's only five TV shows (plus the animated series) and eleven films. You could burn through that in a solid month of watching. Life schmife.
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« Reply #666 on: 09-12-2011 15:54 »

I also feel like I should get into Star Trek, but I worry it would consume what little of a life I have left.
SO WORTH IT.
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« Reply #667 on: 09-12-2011 16:38 »

Many references and themes all throughout Futurama become funnier if you're closely familiar with Star Trek.
spira

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« Reply #668 on: 09-12-2011 17:32 »

All valid points. I'll see what I can do over the next few weeks.
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« Reply #669 on: 09-12-2011 17:49 »

Did you know that there's a direct correlation between the decline of Spirograph and the rise in gang activity? Think about it.
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« Reply #670 on: 09-12-2011 18:10 »

ST: TAS is currently streaming on Netflix. If you've never seen them(it is the original series animated), check them out. they made two seasons, and they are awesome.
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« Reply #671 on: 09-12-2011 18:13 »

And Netflix is only available in the U.S..  Try catch again, exception boy.
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« Reply #672 on: 09-13-2011 09:21 »

Haha, I just saw this comment on the site where I watch the episodes:

"the show would be great without the proffeser"

 laff
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« Reply #673 on: 09-13-2011 14:05 »

Did you know that there's a direct correlation between the decline of Spirograph and the rise in gang activity?

This is how you make a statistician cry.

"the show would be great without the proffeser"

I think it would benefit from a removal of all of the main characters. I want it to become the Morbo and Scruffy Half-Hour of Fun.
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« Reply #674 on: 09-13-2011 17:12 »

They did do 'Butters' Very Own Episode' in South Park, why not an episode just about Scruffy? tongue
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« Reply #675 on: 09-13-2011 18:43 »

And Netflix is only available in the U.S..  Try catch again, exception boy.
what?
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« Reply #676 on: 09-13-2011 20:43 »

And Netflix is only available in the U.S..  Try catch again, exception boy.
what?

We speak foreign!  How can they market to us?!
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« Reply #677 on: 09-18-2011 06:08 »

They did do 'Butters' Very Own Episode' in South Park, why not an episode just about Scruffy? tongue

The purpose of that episode was to make the audience familiar with Butters because Kenny had been killed off 'officially' for the time being and they needed a replacement. Scruffy is a secondary character and does not need to be expanded on.
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« Reply #678 on: 09-18-2011 06:11 »

Also, Scruffy's funny because he's essentially two-dimensional. Giving him any sort of roundness or backstory would eliminate a lot of the funny retroactively.
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« Reply #679 on: 09-18-2011 10:58 »

Well DXC did say he'd become more of a character in Season 7... So, you're both wrong.
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