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PEE Poll: How would you rate this episode?
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10/10 (great!)

bendingunit6

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« on: 10-30-2011 03:11 »

Review thread for the classic season one episode, "A Flight to Remember". Opened for the Random Order test.
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« Reply #1 on: 10-30-2011 18:15 »

Poll added. I doublechecked, we never had a review thread for this one. Good job.
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« Reply #2 on: 10-30-2011 18:17 »

9/10

Haven't watched this one in a while, but I remember enough to know it gets a mark this high. wink
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« Reply #3 on: 10-30-2011 18:21 »

What? No! We demand explanations! tongue
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« Reply #4 on: 10-30-2011 18:24 »

Oh I forgot about you wanting to know about me. tongue

Well the whole black hole thing was awesome. (No pun intended...)

Good animation, funny yet smart plot, included Zapp and Kif, etc.
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« Reply #5 on: 10-30-2011 20:37 »


Never cared to watch the DiCaprio film, but I loved this episode.  Zapp was quite entertaining as was the three-way tension betwixt Amy, Leela, and Fry.  Good stuff.  Gave it 8/10.  Every time I watch it now I smile because I'm reminded of Spacefish, of course.

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« Reply #6 on: 10-31-2011 14:19 »

You mean of all the times it has been shown on TV you never watched it out of curiosity or sheer boredom?
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« Reply #7 on: 10-31-2011 14:26 »

10/10.  Classic episode is Classic.

Reminded of me, Tachyon?  For Srs?   Or another spacefish?  big grin
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« Reply #8 on: 10-31-2011 21:27 »
« Last Edit on: 11-01-2011 05:14 »

You, Goldy smile

Because of your avatar.


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You mean of all the times it has been shown on TV you never watched it out of curiosity or sheer boredom?

I've watched maybe a total of fifteen minutes of it, a few minutes here and there.

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« Reply #9 on: 10-31-2011 21:29 »

awww that is very sweet of you.  smile  Thankyou.

Just hope I don't get sucked into a black hole because of improper safety standards and incompetent pilotage.
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« Reply #10 on: 11-01-2011 10:49 »

Great episode. I've never watched Titanic, but AFTR is a great parody of it. Nice plot, sweet yet also funny at the same time. The 'Fry dating both Amy and Leela' subplot was entertaining.

A lot of interesting stuff was introduced in this one...the Amy-Kif romance, Hermes' limbo career, and some characters (Amy's parents, LaBarbara, the Countess, etc.). Also has one of the ol' Zapper's best appearances.

9/10
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« Reply #11 on: 11-01-2011 14:48 »

I agree.  It counts as Zapp's moral event horizon and cements him as a complete douchebag: piloting a civilian starliner into a black hole, and then abandoning the passengers to the doom that he doomed them too.  The big doomer.

Even though he is responsible for the death of one of my favorite one shot characters (which was actually a surprisingly touching moment) he was hilarious, the douchebag.
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« Reply #12 on: 11-06-2011 16:50 »

I agree.  It counts as Zapp's moral event horizon and cements him as a complete douchebag

I strongly disagree. The majority of the passengers are seen onscreen to escape the liner's destruction, and Zapp really didn't mean to doom anybody. It's an incompetence event horizon if anything. He's just a bumbler at that point, bumbling. A big bumbling bumbler.

The moral event horizon actually occurs earlier than that, in LLLIS. Where Zapp is mentioned as sacrificing wave after wave of his own men. I wouldn't say it qualifies him as a douchebag by that point either.

No, Zapp Brannigan is not really a douchebag. I can't muster any hate in my heart for him. He's mentally a child, hormonally a teenager, and he's surrounded by people equally as incompetent or stupid. In fact, he's the closest to a real Big Damn Space Hero that the Futuramaverse has got.

Zapp Brannigan is magnificent.  He's one of the best characters in the show, and I won't hear of anybody saying otherwise. Yes, not everybody likes him... but those people are as mystifying to me as the popularity of Dubstep.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #13 on: 11-06-2011 17:04 »
« Last Edit on: 11-06-2011 17:08 »

Actually... I disagree.  "The majority of the passengers survived my incompetence and were not sucked to their deaths into a black hole" isn't something I would be putting on my resume to Space Cunard to pilot the QE CXIV.   It's not so much that he put a civilian ship on a ridiculously dangerous route for his own ego, but that  he jumped into an escape pod and left them to his fate.  It doesn't make you hate him since he's such a ridiculous buffoon, but I would say it's easily the most dickheadish thing he had done at that point (at least with the killbots he was using soldiers, presumably to protect civilians.)  

Just because someone is a bad person doesn't mean they are a bad character.  Mom is a morally bankrupt harridan, but she's one of my favorites.   Zapp is a sociopathic manchild, but he's also one of my favorites.   Bender's a horrible person (he's a jerk with a heart of gold, but the heart of gold is about three or four carats, tops), but he's a great character.

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« Reply #14 on: 11-06-2011 17:47 »

Well..Zapp Brannigan is maybe the most charismatic character in Futurama.
Whenever her appears, he dominates his scenes, easily pushing other characters into the background, especially the low key characters.

I think this was also one of the reasons why they made Leela his love interest: To avoid Zapp pushing that low-key character into the background, by allowing him to drag her into the center of attention (wether Leela wants it or not wink ).

Also, Bender bargaining with him in ItGWY was imhO also no coincidence. Bender as the most "Over the top" protagonist was the most suitable character to go on eye-level with Zapp, without being "outshone".

(Another one of Hein's theories regarding character constellation. You do not have to take it too serious, though... wink )
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« Reply #15 on: 11-06-2011 17:55 »
« Last Edit on: 11-06-2011 17:56 »

I think most of Zapp's charisma lies in legend, rather then anything he actually does himself.  Most people who are around him for five minutes find out what he's really like and end up despising him.   Leela was gushing over her admiration of him in LLLIS, but in that same episode her attitude towards him swings from disgust to pity to revulsion to hatred and then the latter is what forms her normal attitude towards him.   Most people only adore Zapp until they meet him and have an actual conversation with him.  

He is very charismatic with the fans though.  Pretty much everyone meets says he is one of their favorites, if not their favorite.  I always look forward to a Zapp episode.  I certainly think Blue Munda is one of the most interesting sounding upcoming episodes.
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« Reply #16 on: 11-06-2011 22:38 »

Zapp is certainly capable of legend-induced charisma and of having a gargantuan ego, but not really of much else, unless being unintentionally funny (unintentionally on his part) counts. He's an excellent character. He's too idiotic to be labeled immoral, and he's surrounded either by other pompous imbeciles who further his inflated perception of the world, or by those like Kif who recognize his idiocy but are too subjugated or bored or what-have-you to point it out.

[bender] Really funny stuff. [/bender]

No, but seriously, Zapp is hilarious and Kif is hilarious and Bender is also hilarious. So too then is this episode. I love the Fry/Leela/Amy dynamic through the whole thing, and all of the little jokes sprinkled throughout. I have seen both versions of the real Titanic movie and this ep does a nice job parodying the film while still providing lots of original material.
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« Reply #17 on: 11-07-2011 05:38 »

I think,  with the crew together on a 'Company Vacation' (oh man thats rich).

A few things come to mind.

Well not a few things, just Bender.
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« Reply #18 on: 07-22-2013 21:31 »

I'll have to go with a 9/10. It was really funny seeing Fry have to pretend being Amy and Leela's boyfriend. The Bender love plot, I never really cared much for it. And introducing Hermes' limbo skills on this episode was great, too. I can't see them introducing it onto any other episode without making it feel bland. But this definitely was one of the best of Season 1.
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« Reply #19 on: 07-23-2013 02:37 »

I adore this episode. It takes a futuristic spin on Titanic while still feeling like an episode of Futurama the entire way through. It's actually quite "dense" as well; there's like 4 different plots that all come together by the end.

Now, it's been months since I've seen it so I can't get much more detailed than that. What I will say is that this episode is a 10/10, and I thought Titanic was crap!
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