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Louiswuenator

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« Reply #440 on: 05-11-2012 20:48 »

I'd wager this ship is where they recover the ancient calendar on Mars.  Interesting design!  The level of detail is remarkable.  I wonder what those toroids are for?  Maybe this ship plays a key role in saving Earth from doom.
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« Reply #441 on: 05-11-2012 20:50 »

Maybe they have to crash it into the Sun... Random theory...
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #442 on: 05-12-2012 01:55 »

This looks sweet. big grin



Tentacle porn?

No...London's Orbit Tower

Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #443 on: 05-12-2012 08:37 »
« Last Edit on: 05-12-2012 08:56 »

Yep, the detail level on the ship is....acceptable wink
I wonder if it's a (once) functional spaceship, or ancient builings just arranged in that form .
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #444 on: 05-12-2012 09:01 »

If Inquisitor Hein approves of the detail, then it must be pretty good. tongue
El-Man

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« Reply #445 on: 05-12-2012 12:15 »

I would be surprised if Leela jumps out of that puddle and says "It's okay, Fry, Mom's neighbor's pet just wanted a hug..."
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #446 on: 05-12-2012 12:44 »
« Last Edit on: 05-12-2012 12:52 »

WOW!



I'm guessing this is where the Mayan parody stuff comes in. big grin It also reminds me of something you'd see in Doctor Who, and it reminds me of Alien vs. Predator too...

Wonder how much Bender can loot from that ;D Can't wait to see it in all its colour (and hopefully 3D) glory

edit: lol at El-Man xD Now I really hope it is
bendingunit6

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« Reply #447 on: 05-12-2012 19:22 »

Today's Countdown release: storyboards of Zapp and Kif exploring the excavated spaceship from yesterday's image.

Louiswuenator

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« Reply #448 on: 05-12-2012 19:49 »

"Snake door.  Roger."   laff
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« Reply #449 on: 05-12-2012 23:54 »

Past Nimbus? laff
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« Reply #450 on: 05-12-2012 23:59 »

I wonder what it handles like...
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #451 on: 05-13-2012 00:59 »
« Last Edit on: 05-13-2012 01:19 »

I wonder what it handles like...

Yep, though the ship already makes a nice stationary background, I hope we also see it flying.
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #452 on: 05-13-2012 03:34 »

Interesting...A fifty million dollar movie worldwide.

Just to promote a cable channel.
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« Reply #453 on: 05-13-2012 04:44 »

Yep, the detail level on the ship is....acceptable wink
I wonder if it's a (once) functional spaceship, or ancient builings just arranged in that form .

Of course the first thing that went through my mind when I saw that was "Hmmm, that looks like something Hein might have done.  Only freehand.  And with more detail."  smile

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« Reply #454 on: 05-13-2012 11:34 »

I am very excited to see a possible Zapp inspired storyline again, yay! big grin
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« Reply #455 on: 05-13-2012 12:22 »

I am very excited to see a possible Zapp inspired storyline again, yay! big grin

Who would have thought the end of the world might be initiated by Zapp Brannigan? What....everyone? Hooray!! big grin
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #456 on: 05-13-2012 12:34 »

So the world ending is Brannigans fault?

<enter Kif sigh here>
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« Reply #457 on: 05-13-2012 12:43 »

So we should be getting our first look at 'Decision 3012' today. big grin
Madison

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« Reply #458 on: 05-13-2012 13:10 »

This scene should be more or less at half the episode considering the number of the page  big grin and it's great that there is also Zapp.  love love
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #459 on: 05-13-2012 13:13 »
« Last Edit on: 05-13-2012 13:21 »

I'm always keen for more Zapp. I wonder if he'll be a big part of the plot, or have more of a Cold Warriors-esque involvement.

Also, congratulations Inquisitor Hein on becoming a Professor. big grin
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #460 on: 05-13-2012 17:34 »

I wonder what it handles like...

From the look of it and piloted by Zapp Branigan: Probably like a Mexican Restaurant big grin

Also, congratulations Inquisitor Hein on becoming a Professor. big grin

Thanks:)
Unfortunately, that post was an accident, for I wanted Post Nr. 1000 to be a newly finished cartoon. Well..maybe the next rank...
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« Reply #461 on: 05-13-2012 19:06 »

First 'Decision 3012' preview! Bender as Napoleon.

bendingunit6

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« Reply #462 on: 05-13-2012 19:08 »

A little callback to "Insane in the Mainframe"? Nice.
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« Reply #463 on: 05-13-2012 20:47 »

I really hope Decision 3012 doesn't go the way of The Simpsons where the entire episode is based on current events. A little, of course, but not the whole thing.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #464 on: 05-14-2012 01:20 »

If Bender is dressed as Napoleon, then I think that automatically says it's not all based on current events.

Last time I checked, Napoleon wasn't particularly "current". tongue
koldstare64
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« Reply #465 on: 05-14-2012 02:09 »
« Last Edit on: 05-14-2012 02:13 »

Maybe Bender's running against Nixon, so his campaign tries to sell him as a war hero, considering he was actually in the army at one point. I forget the title of the episode; ham gum discount, Henry Kissinger, bouncing balls.

I can see them using Bender to make fun of a lot of the less respectable things the Republican candidates said during their campaigns. Although, the episode may have been well into production before all that comedy gold.
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #466 on: 05-14-2012 02:20 »

Maybe Bender's running against Nixon, so his campaign tries to sell him as a war hero, considering he was actually in the army at one point. I forget the title of the episode; ham gum discount, Henry Kissinger, bouncing balls.

War is the H-Word
koldstare64
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« Reply #467 on: 05-14-2012 02:34 »

TYVM kind sir or madam!
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #468 on: 05-14-2012 05:27 »

Call me Tasty or TLF (and I'm a girl)
And you're welcome!
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« Reply #469 on: 05-14-2012 10:34 »

If Bender is dressed as Napoleon, then I think that automatically says it's not all based on current events.

Last time I checked, Napoleon wasn't particularly "current". tongue
Well if they start mentioning "Nixoncare"... tongue

I naturally just presume the episode is going to surround a struggling economy in the 31st century, but I could be wrong. It's the cynic in me, I can't control it!
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« Reply #470 on: 05-14-2012 12:21 »

I know there will be something about a birth certificate.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #471 on: 05-14-2012 13:50 »
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If Bender is dressed as Napoleon, then I think that automatically says it's not all based on current events.

Last time I checked, Napoleon wasn't particularly "current". tongue
Well if they start mentioning "Nixoncare"... tongue

I naturally just presume the episode is going to surround a struggling economy in the 31st century, but I could be wrong. It's the cynic in me, I can't control it!

There have been times in the past where an episode sounds like it's going to be all "present-y" rather than futuristic, but turns out to have more sci-fi that expected. A recent example would be Law and Oracle, which appeared to be nothing more than a lame "protagonist gets a new boring job to replace his old boring job" story. It turned out to have this crazy robot that predicts the future for the police.

I imagine that "Decision 3012" will be similar. That said, it's the only confirmed plot that makes me  sleep

And one final thing, I'm predicting we'll get a video clip for the episode tomorrow. smile
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #472 on: 05-14-2012 14:16 »
« Last Edit on: 05-14-2012 14:17 »

There have been times in the past where an episode sounds like it's going to be all "present-y" rather than futuristic, but turns out to have more sci-fi that expected. A recent example would be Law and Oracle, which appeared to be nothing more than a lame "protagonist gets a new boring job to replace his old boring job" story. It turned out to have this crazy robot that predicts the future for the police.

Futurama works imhO best when staying rather close to the original, in that case "minority report". Some traditional sci-fi storytelling aspects might be considered cliche-ridden, but there is a reason certain plots became a cliche/popular in the first place at all.

ImhO, the 4 Futurama movies suffered from "Trying to re-invent the wheel again", and did not really work too well. Mel Brooks and MacFarlane had imhO a much better hand with "Spaceballs"/"Blue Harvest", knowing when it's time to spoof, and when it's time to bow your head to an unchanged classic.

Futurama has usually the more intelligent humor, but sometimes suffers from "changing too much".
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #473 on: 05-14-2012 14:45 »

I guess LAO was a bad example then, because I wasn't specifically talking about parodies. To some degree though my point still remains; I had no idea that LAO was even going to be a parody when I first saw it.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #474 on: 05-14-2012 15:39 »

Yep, I did get your point.
I just felt the need to add that LaO did not only work because of being sci-fi-y, but also because of the mentioned "sticking close enough to the original" wink
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« Reply #475 on: 05-14-2012 17:32 »

Well if they start mentioning "Nixoncare"... tongue

Obamacare was already mentioned in 'Ghost in the Machines'. tongue
Just Fan
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« Reply #476 on: 05-14-2012 18:30 »

A new press-release from "Comedy Central". Nothing special, except list of guest stars:
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In addition to Wanda Sykes, special guest stars this season include George Takei, Dan Castellaneta, Patrick Stewart, and Estelle Harris.
Madison

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« Reply #477 on: 05-14-2012 18:57 »

if Dan Castellaneta is there robot devil will do one of his legendary apparitions big grin
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« Reply #478 on: 05-14-2012 19:47 »
« Last Edit on: 05-14-2012 19:48 »

Today on the Countdown, Senator Chris Travers!



Dunno why, but there's something about his design that looks different-y in the Futuramaverse....
futurefreak

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« Reply #479 on: 05-14-2012 20:10 »
« Last Edit on: 05-14-2012 20:16 »

*deleted my post! let's try this again...*
Well if they start mentioning "Nixoncare"... tongue

Obamacare was already mentioned in 'Ghost in the Machines'. tongue
Yeah...so let's not do it again! Jeez... tongue

Remember A Head in The Polls? That episode was done well with just but a few albeit dated references (like Watergate), but those are more historical than current trending news. It is one of those episodes where anyone can watch it years later and not have to *live in the time the episode was made* to find it funny. That episode from what I recall had more generalized humor, whereas based on direction in last seasons I am worried that they might be inclined to throw in current events pop culture references that do not have a long shelf life tongue

Trust me, my first post was a lot better than this! But anyways, we'll see...hopefully I am wrong!
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