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Gorky

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« on: 08-12-2011 03:51 »

I know there was a lot of debating about all this in the test thread (of all places), and a lot of unnecessary ragging on Danny about opening the threads too early and about his not being [-mArc-] or whatever. But it's 9:50 (ish) EST, and I figure it's time to start a thread up in this mofo. Or something.

You know the drill: Discuss the episode, beware of spoilers if you've not yet seen the episode, and no posting for another, like, nine minutes.
Bend-err

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« Reply #1 on: 08-12-2011 04:07 »

Interesting 1st part, let's see where this is going now.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #2 on: 08-12-2011 04:07 »

"I am so scaroused."

I have a feeling like this episode is going to take a Gremlins direction now...
Bend-err

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« Reply #3 on: 08-12-2011 04:09 »

Definitely looks like a Gremlin when it first came out, maybe mixed a bit with a Chest-Burster.
Gorky

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« Reply #4 on: 08-12-2011 04:10 »

I liked seeing just Fry, Leela, and Bender on the PE ship, and Leela's desire to eat only homegrown food made sense. But Fry's sudden devotion to the sanctity of life and all that crap? Not sure that's entirely in-keeping with his character. That said, I'm glad to have a Fry-centric episode in the first place, so I'm willing to see where this goes.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #5 on: 08-12-2011 04:19 »

"My strictly platonic friend" is gonna rile up the shippers. I smiled.
Bend-err

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« Reply #6 on: 08-12-2011 04:21 »

Bone Vampire, mention of Gygax, very nice.
"My strictly platonic friend." <<< Fry's look was hilarious.
Bender using the sheep skin.

Having the villagers be Scottish is also a nice new twist on the typical Hungarian cliché.
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #7 on: 08-12-2011 04:22 »

I wanna play Hover Ping Pong now.
Gorky

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« Reply #8 on: 08-12-2011 04:23 »

"My strictly platonic friend" is gonna rile up the shippers. I smiled.

I'm actually thinking this episode has shippy leanings, if only because there's way more Fry/Leela interaction in this one than there has been in most episodes this season. For my part, I liked the "strictly platonic friend" line, too (and Fry's glaring at Angus, and the smile-frown routine he had going on during that whole scene). And the second act is weird, but also intriguing. It's not laugh-out-loud funny, but I kind of like seeing the crew hang out on this strange new planet, and kind of just bounce off one another for a bit.
Bend-err

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« Reply #9 on: 08-12-2011 04:25 »

I wouldn't be surprised though if it's the typical twist of Mr. Peppy not even being a bone vampire, or at least not the one sucking out the bones, but the village just hunting his species for fun and game.
Bend-err

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« Reply #10 on: 08-12-2011 04:30 »

Leela has only 205 bones instead of 206? Wonder how she lost one.
"He scooby-Doo'd us" HAHAHA
"Dwayne  The Rock The Toothfairy Johnson" <<< nice, very nice.

That was one twist of an over-twisted ending.


So in the end all is back to where it started and nothing changed at all, besides Leela drinking whiskey while flying.
Gorky

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« Reply #11 on: 08-12-2011 04:34 »

I missed most of the third act because my mother decided that now would be a good time to have a conversation with me about her day, but what I could make out in between not-really-listening to her seemed okay. I liked the Scooby Doo references (among the only references in this episode that I, in my pop cultural ignorance, actually got), and the Fry/Leela stuff was nice. It didn't really come to much, but that's okay. It was just a nice change of pace to see a story showcasing their dynamic. The twist at the end was kind of unexpected, so kudos to the writers for that.

This episode wasn't laugh-out-loud funny, but it had a bit of heart, some inventiveness, and suspense. It's more an intriguing episode than a hilarious one, but there's nothing wrong with that, in my opinion. I give it a solid 8/10.
Nibblonian Leader

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« Reply #12 on: 08-12-2011 04:35 »

Overly-hyped in my opinion. Act I was great, but Acts II and III were a slight downfall. The overhype is what killed it for me. Fry acted a bit out of character. Average episode.  6/10
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #13 on: 08-12-2011 04:39 »

Overhyped? I'm glad I don't watch/read the previews/teasers/spoilers...

Fry wasn't really out of character. He's childish, he seemed right to me. Leela was pretty well in character for a change. Her reaction of what to do with Mr. Peppy was right in line with her character, especially how she acted in Yonder.

I'll give a more scathing full review later.
Smarty

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« Reply #14 on: 08-12-2011 04:45 »

I also (like many others) liked the "strictly platonic friend" line.

And the Scooby-Doo references...I liked. smile

In general, I liked this episode. Didn't pop out as one of the best, but wasn't one of the worst. I think Mr. Peppy's relationship with Bender was hilarious, I laughed out loud when he ripped off his arm. And it was nice to see Fry care about another creature. I didn't think it was that out of character...we have seen him care for creatures before (i.e. Seymour). If anything, I would have expected Leela to act that way, but Fry isn't too much of a shock.

One thing I've noticed is that there have been a lot of episodes where the entire crew goes on the mission...I'd like to see some even more focused episodes in the future.  I give it an 8/10.

Leela has only 205 bones instead of 206? Wonder how she lost one.

She is a mutant. Either that's the reason or something happened.

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So in the end all is back to where it started and nothing changed at all, besides Leela drinking whiskey while flying.

Yep.
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #15 on: 08-12-2011 04:46 »

Not Bad, Not Great...

I didn't vote, but I am reserving my right to an open voting period.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #16 on: 08-12-2011 04:47 »

Loved this episode. A worthy 10/10. I loved everything about the episode. It was pretty funny, and i loved frys little bond between leela and mr peppy, its cute.
Gorky

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« Reply #17 on: 08-12-2011 04:51 »

I think Mr. Peppy's relationship with Bender was hilarious, I laughed out loud when he ripped off his arm.

Agreed. And on that note: I was worried this episode would devolve into yet another Fry/Bender story, since Mr. Peppy seemed to be treating Bender in particular pretty badly. Even though the attacking-Leela thing was predictable, I would rather have a Fry/Leela story (which have been sorely lacking this season) than either an aimless gag-fest or another "Ain't it bromantic?" episode.
HezaDelSol

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« Reply #18 on: 08-12-2011 04:52 »

Food item hatching into a monster, I feel like we've seen this before....  wink

Also haven't we specifically seen Fry eat eggs? His sudden attachment to the egg seemed out of character to me. Him and Leela flipped positions from Problem with Popplers when Leela was the one campaigning for animal rights. Fry with a pet felt right though, since we've seen him with Seymour. I liked the fact that Fry at least said he loved Leela in this episode, even if it was in relation to his monster. I need a second viewing before my verdict but it's looking pretty good.
Smarty

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« Reply #19 on: 08-12-2011 05:00 »
« Last Edit on: 08-12-2011 05:02 »

I was worried this episode would devolve into yet another Fry/Bender story, since Mr. Peppy seemed to be treating Bender in particular pretty badly. Even though the attacking-Leela thing was predictable, I would rather have a Fry/Leela story (which have been sorely lacking this season) than either an aimless gag-fest or another "Ain't it bromantic?" episode.

Agreed, there has been a lot of "Fry-loves-Bender," "Bender-loves-Fry" episodes. While they strengthen their relationship, it's getting a little repetitive (although the broadcast order could contribute to that.)

Also haven't we specifically seen Fry eat eggs? His sudden attachment to the egg seemed out of character to me.

But these were fertile eggs. Thus they were going to hatch indefinitely.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #20 on: 08-12-2011 05:32 »

Bone Vampire, mention of Gygax, very nice.
"My strictly platonic friend." <<< Fry's look was hilarious.
Bender using the sheep skin.

Having the villagers be Scottish is also a nice new twist on the typical Hungarian cliché.

They were doing "An American Werewolf in London" (I think).


Anyway, I liked it, it was a 'solid' episode. Nothing special, but not bad either and also the last of the episodes I wasn't too fussed about from this run. Now it's nothing but episodes I can't wait to see!
Imy

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« Reply #21 on: 08-12-2011 05:40 »

I knew I'd love this episode! The ending wasn't too shabby either, and none of Fry or Leela's actions were out of character.

I think a very basic way to see Mr. Peppy is as Fry's Nibbler.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #22 on: 08-12-2011 05:44 »

Also haven't we specifically seen Fry eat eggs? His sudden attachment to the egg seemed out of character to me. Him and Leela flipped positions from Problem with Popplers when Leela was the one campaigning for animal rights. Fry with a pet felt right though, since we've seen him with Seymour. I liked the fact that Fry at least said he loved Leela in this episode, even if it was in relation to his monster. I need a second viewing before my verdict but it's looking pretty good.
Fry only then found out that an egg was what it was. He's childish. It's in character in that regard.

On Leela: she actually stood up for the monster and advocated it being sent to its homeworld. Quite in character there.
Whatawut

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« Reply #23 on: 08-12-2011 06:09 »

On Leela: she actually stood up for the monster and advocated it being sent to its homeworld. Quite in character there.

She also said, "Killing it is too much of a hassle."

There seemed to be a lot of OOC behavior going on in this episode. Fry's egg-love, Fry's quick desertion of it when it cracked, Leela not even making a comment about Fry's love for a living thing, and Leela's "kill" line all come to memory.

There also weren't many jokes that I found to be laugh-out-loud funny, and overall, the plot didn't keep my interest very well. Plus, even though I'm a very minor shipper, I personally didn't like the "platonic" line.

Still, as always, there were some pretty funny jokes. I liked how they brought back Zubans, and there was one of two good Zoidberg lines among others that I'm having trouble recalling.

4/10
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #24 on: 08-12-2011 06:10 »

{Futurama Rant}

Another Mehfest episode. Felt more like the comic than a real episode. What is the story with "gonna do a montage" crap lately? Like the new Simpsons episodes. I really f**king hate it!

So far this is the worse season ever! 2 good ones out of the 9 they have already shown.

Pretty lame, Milhouse!

{Rant over!}
Svip

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« Reply #25 on: 08-12-2011 06:14 »
« Last Edit on: 08-12-2011 06:15 »

I like this down to Earth episode that it was.  I have been missing these kind of episodes.

{Futurama Rant}

Another Mehfest episode. Felt more like the comic than a real episode. What is the story with "gonna do a montage" crap lately? Like the new Simpsons episodes. I really f**king hate it!

So far this is the worse season ever! 2 good ones out of the 9 they have already shown.

Pretty lame, Milhouse!

{Rant over!}

Have you considered watching a different show since Futurama is clearly not for you?
totalnerduk

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« Reply #26 on: 08-12-2011 06:17 »

Felt like Futurama, but the anti-shippiness caused it to lose points for me. Fry and Leela were both slightly out-of-character too. Not a lot, but enough to make me furrow my brow slightly.

The Scooby-Doo joke seemed a little out of place, but other than those three things, no huge complaints.

"Medical Science-dinner" is my favourite phrase from that one. "Giant Deboner" a close second.

Bender was good, Amy was good, and the Professor's expository role was pretty funny. Loved the animation and design. Some excellent spaceship shots and alien world-ness. I enjoyed the callbacks to The Problem With Popplers and Amazon Women in the Mood.

Overall, 7/10 from me.
homerjaysimpson

Space Pope
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« Reply #27 on: 08-12-2011 06:19 »


Have you considered watching a different show since Futurama is clearly not for you?

It just feels like the show has slowly gone downhill after the movies.
Gorky

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« Reply #28 on: 08-12-2011 06:21 »

I like this down to Earth episode that it was.  I have been missing these kind of episodes.

{Futurama Rant}

Another Mehfest episode. Felt more like the comic than a real episode. What is the story with "gonna do a montage" crap lately? Like the new Simpsons episodes. I really f**king hate it!

So far this is the worse season ever! 2 good ones out of the 9 they have already shown.

Pretty lame, Milhouse!

{Rant over!}

Have you considered watching a different show since Futurama is clearly not for you?

I think hjs has a point about the montages; there have been a lot of them this season, and though I think they're simply being used so often because they get a lot of exposition out there in a short period of time, I still think it's kind of lazy writing.

But I agree with you, Svip, about the down-to-earth-ness of this episode. It has sci fi elements (what with the bone-sucking monster), but it also has some nice character-driven stuff. And this is another example of an episode that utilizes the secondary characters well; the story is mostly about Fry (and, I guess, Leela), and the rest of the cast is mostly along for the ride--but their presence isn't jarring or uncalled-for.

Felt like Futurama, but the anti-shippiness caused it to lose points for me. Fry and Leela were both slightly out-of-character too. Not a lot, but enough to make me furrow my brow slightly.

I wouldn't call it anti-shippy (though that's a discussion for another thread); I do think Leela was slightly out of character (mostly when she was stomping on Mr. Peppy at the start of act two and comparing it to killing a puppy or something; the indifference to Fry as a romantic prospect was kind of odd, but not exactly out-of-character, since the writers have been portraying their relationship somewhat ambiguously all season), but Fry seemed okay to me. Mr. Peppy might as well be Seymour, for how emotionally-attached Fry was to him.
David A

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« Reply #29 on: 08-12-2011 06:54 »

Gygaxicon.  Heh.  This is the best episode of the new season so far just for that.

I also like the planet named after James Doohan.

Apparently Farnsworth (and possibly Zoidberg too?) is Catholic.  That's a new bit of trivia to add to the wiki.

"My strictly platonic friend" is gonna rile up the shippers. I smiled.

Me too, although I'm more confused about their relationship status than ever now.  I keep reading on PEEL how they're supposed to be a couple now in the new episodes, and in some episodes it seems like they might be, in others it doesn't, and in this one they clearly aren't.  I see two possibilities really: either my suspicions were right, and the status of their relationship varies depending on the needs of each particular episode, or else they're no more a couple than they were in the original series, and the shippers are just more deluded now.
Jezzem

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« Reply #30 on: 08-12-2011 06:59 »

For some reason, even though I saw all the storyboards and the preview clip, I had absolutely no expectations for this episode (which possibly helped my enjoyment of it).

I thought it was pretty good. Not spectacular or a "stand out" episode but I thought it had some really funny parts (I laughed a lot at some of the jokes but that could just be because I'm in a really good mood for once).

I agree with Svip and Gorky about the down-to-earth-ness because those sorts of episodes can be really good but I liked that it also had some other off-earth stuff to balance it out... Or whatever.

Either way, I'll give this one 7/10
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #31 on: 08-12-2011 07:11 »

It was great to have an episode that wasn't overusing secondary characters. Bender was great in this episode, and Leela seemed perfectly in-character.

My favourite line was: "I'm not going to eat the egg of a living creature! I'm gonna care for it, and raise it up. And then I'm going to eat it!

My only real complaint is that Amy's voice sounded waaaaay off.
leiapadme77

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« Reply #32 on: 08-12-2011 07:23 »

UGH WTF!?!? mad mad mad mad mad

The entire episode doesn't even matter for me anymore because I'm an angry shipper.

I refuse to finish watching this.
JoshTheater

Space Pope
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« Reply #33 on: 08-12-2011 07:36 »
« Last Edit on: 08-12-2011 08:12 »

Really? Nobody else is going to make the comparison? I have to be the one to go "SIMPSONS DID IT"?

Bart the Mother

Seriously, the story is almost EXACTLY the same. It's all I could think about while watching. I'm surprised nobody else noticed this.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #34 on: 08-12-2011 07:40 »

Whoa, Josh, hold off. This was in space. Totally different.


Bart the Mother, written by... DXC...
flesheatingbull

Starship Captain
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« Reply #35 on: 08-12-2011 07:42 »

very solid episode. i'm sure i'll enjoy it many times in the future too. 9/10
JoshTheater

Space Pope
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« Reply #36 on: 08-12-2011 07:54 »
« Last Edit on: 08-12-2011 08:12 »

Bart the Mother, written by... DXC...

Interesting...interesting indeed...

Anyway, if the villagers like the fact that the Bone Vampires deboned the sheep...why were they upset about it at all in the first place? That's a terrible story inconsistency, when the resolution to the conflict completely contradicts the conflict itself.
Kornography

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« Reply #37 on: 08-12-2011 08:12 »

Absolutely loved this episode. Based on the premise of next week's episode, I have a feeling we'll be going three awesome episodes in a row *fingers crossed*

10/10
Onuki

Starship Captain
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« Reply #38 on: 08-12-2011 08:26 »

I really liked this episode. big grin Half naked Fry makes me the HAPPIEST BOY IN THE WORLD! smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile I loved his work uniform as well. smile

I give this episode a 10/10 (The highest score I've given for a episode this season. So far, this might be my most favorite episode of the series. It's true. Nothing's perfect but this episode has still gotten a good rating from me). It was funny and had a good story.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #39 on: 08-12-2011 08:32 »

I thought you were female?
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