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futurefreak

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« Reply #480 on: 05-14-2012 20:20 »

*sorry for the double post, but this is important enough to merit its own attention*

Hold up hold up hold up!!!

PATRICK STEWART IS GOING TO GUEST STAR????

Maybe he read my fan letter!! big grin

(ok I didn't write a fan letter...) But wouldn't that be sweet if they used him to voice a rival captain of Brannigan's, as we had suggested last year? Then I KNOW they're reading this forum!
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« Reply #481 on: 05-14-2012 21:22 »

Uuuh Randi, you do know we've known about Patrick being on the show for 4 months now...

John DiMaggio posted a picture of himself with Patrick and DXC back in January... tongue
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« Reply #482 on: 05-14-2012 21:32 »

Chris Travers... a new character... looks... boring as hell.. lol.
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« Reply #483 on: 05-14-2012 21:41 »

Well he is a Politician...
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« Reply #484 on: 05-14-2012 21:52 »

Nixon... is the oposite of boring... so being a politician has been proven to produce exciting figures and characters.

Headless Agnew was pretty great too... oh, and Cheney was in that one ep... talk about good interesting designs and characterization... evil characterization it may be, lol.
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« Reply #485 on: 05-15-2012 01:10 »

Today on the Countdown, Senator Chris Travers!



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

Anyway, I agree that he doesn't look very interesting. I wonder who he's voiced by?
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« Reply #486 on: 05-15-2012 02:55 »

I'm sorry, but 'Beauty Pageant Sash'? Is that just to mean something official or is there a beauty pageant?
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« Reply #487 on: 05-15-2012 14:57 »

Looks meh, but maybe that's what they're going for...
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« Reply #488 on: 05-15-2012 15:55 »

I'm guessing that he is the equivalent of Mitt Romney -- the (rather boring) challenger to the controversial incumbent President of Earth.  Even the name is rather similar -- one-syllable first name with the same vowel in the same location, and a two-syllable last name.
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« Reply #489 on: 05-15-2012 20:30 »

He looks a lot like Dennis (The Menace) Kucinich, but a bit taller.


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« Reply #490 on: 05-15-2012 20:33 »

Today on the Countdown, another clip! Which again, us UK-ers cannot view, so I'll ask the magical droobey on YouTube...

The clip is called "Crowded Field of Candidates"... big grin
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« Reply #491 on: 05-15-2012 21:03 »

Uuuh Randi, you do know we've known about Patrick being on the show for 4 months now...

John DiMaggio posted a picture of himself with Patrick and DXC back in January... tongue
Sorry, I'm not a twitwit!

Why ya gotta be negative so much Danny bean? Some people don't get instant news feeds to their phone tongue
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« Reply #492 on: 05-15-2012 21:05 »

Here's a YouTube link for today's clip:

http://youtu.be/AAftv-dVp6g
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« Reply #493 on: 05-15-2012 21:08 »

Why ya gotta be negative so much Danny bean? Some people don't get instant news feeds to their phone tongue

It wasn't negative!

And you don't really need Twitter, almost everything Futurama-related that we get from other sources appears in this thread. tongue

And man, that clip was fairly boring, except for Morbo and that "Saying in Alaska." woman. hmpf
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« Reply #494 on: 05-15-2012 21:20 »

I thought it was funny.  Even though I knew the "You will be destroyed!" line was coming a mile away, the delivery and context were so good that I laughed out loud anyway.
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« Reply #495 on: 05-15-2012 21:57 »

Here's a YouTube link for today's clip:

http://youtu.be/AAftv-dVp6g
Thank you it didn't work on the website for some reason.
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« Reply #496 on: 05-15-2012 22:13 »

Hm...a rather "present-y" clip, that could have appeared in any Simpsons (or Family guy, or South Park, or etc...) episode...
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« Reply #497 on: 05-15-2012 22:43 »

I'm sorry, wha? I fell asleep halfway through that clip. Not that I'm singling out Futurama. I'm just not a fan of political humor.

Except when Sideshow Bob is involved. Or Nixon's head.
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« Reply #498 on: 05-15-2012 22:56 »
« Last Edit on: 05-15-2012 22:57 »

I think they put up that clip to show why Leela decides to help that guy with his election campaign.  Though this is an important plot aspect, it is not an interesting one.

As e.g. LaO had to show Fry's dissatisfaction with his delivery boy job, the main focus was on Fry's "cop adventures".
So, Leela's actions as campaign helper would have been much more interesting/entertaining preview-clip material than the reasons for her decision.
(I HOPE her actions will be more entertaining than what we have just seen...otherwise, that episode will have serious problems)
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« Reply #499 on: 05-15-2012 22:57 »

Alright, first off; I'm leaving PEEL for a good amount of time. I want more time with my friends, so I can still spend time with my girlfriend. (And yes, Horny Teen got his kiss! big grin )

This clip felt like overkill to me. I just, didn't like it. A lot of things were off. Ugh.

Bye everyone!
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« Reply #500 on: 05-15-2012 22:58 »

Bye, see you in a week smile
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« Reply #501 on: 05-15-2012 22:59 »

Alright, first off; I'm leaving PEEL for a good amount of time.
I'm going to bet with a week and a half!

Edit: Inquisitor Hein beat me to it frown
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« Reply #502 on: 05-16-2012 00:03 »

I thought it was funny.  Even though I knew the "You will be destroyed!" line was coming a mile away, the delivery and context were so good that I laughed out loud anyway.

I predict that in the next Q&A session (AKA "debate") Senator Chris Travers will out-do the others: "I promise to cut taxes to zero, expand services and balance the budget!" Of course, the election will be decided by the robot vote, so Nixon wins again.
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« Reply #503 on: 05-16-2012 00:50 »

Alright, first off; I'm leaving PEEL for a good amount of time. I want more time with my friends, so I can still spend time with my girlfriend. (And yes, Horny Teen got his kiss! big grin )

This clip felt like overkill to me. I just, didn't like it. A lot of things were off. Ugh.

Bye everyone!

Ha, typical Boy. Leaving the things that really matter so he can spend more time with his "girl". Hmph.

Just kidding SGB, we hope you'll be back soon  big grin.

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« Reply #504 on: 05-16-2012 01:31 »

That clip was boring. Morbo was pretty good, but that's it.

SILENCE!
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« Reply #505 on: 05-16-2012 03:32 »

To be honest, I kinda clicked off it about the last few seconds in....
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« Reply #506 on: 05-16-2012 03:35 »

Alright, first off; I'm leaving PEEL for a good amount of time. I want more time with my friends, so I can still spend time with my girlfriend. (And yes, Horny Teen got his kiss! big grin )
Why do you have to consciously decide to leave PEEL so as to spend time with friends? I've started visiting here a lot less frequently as of recent but it's not a conscious decision. I'm spending much more time with friends than I used to due to a change in my living arrangements and now I just come here less as a result.

I'm not having a go, at just seems like a really strange thing to do to me.
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« Reply #507 on: 05-16-2012 04:01 »

I'm happy we even got a clip. Don't get why you're all a-hatin about it.

Why is Leela suddenly interested in politics?
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« Reply #508 on: 05-16-2012 04:12 »

Why is Leela suddenly interested in politics?
She's probably got a lady-boner going on for Travers because he's from the Senateflirt
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« Reply #509 on: 05-16-2012 05:19 »

That clip was far funnier than you all made it sound. A political debate may be a rather boring setting, but that scene still made me laugh several times.
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« Reply #510 on: 05-16-2012 05:47 »

I'm happy we even got a clip. Don't get why you're all a-hatin about it.

Why is Leela suddenly interested in politics?
Maybe this is the very instant she becomes old.
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« Reply #511 on: 05-16-2012 07:17 »

Why is Leela suddenly interested in politics?
She's probably got a lady-boner going on for Travers because he's from the Senateflirt
Fry won't be happy about that xD I love seeing Fry jealous, it makes him do stupid things.
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« Reply #512 on: 05-16-2012 08:13 »

Why is Leela suddenly interested in politics?
She's probably got a lady-boner going on for Travers because he's from the Senateflirt
Fry won't be happy about that xD I love seeing Fry jealous, it makes him do stupid things.
Me too.  big grin  It's not like they're both gonna change overnight just because they read a piece of paper with their futures on it.  Leela's still gonna be attracted to men who are more successful and cleaner than Fry and he's still gonna be well... Fry.
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« Reply #513 on: 05-16-2012 08:21 »

That's why F/L "couple" has absolutely no potential. And never will.
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« Reply #514 on: 05-16-2012 08:33 »

Talk about a mood killer. hmpf
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« Reply #515 on: 05-16-2012 08:44 »

Me too.  big grin  It's not like they're both gonna change overnight just because they read a piece of paper with their futures on it.  Leela's still gonna be attracted to men who are more successful and cleaner than Fry and he's still gonna be well... Fry.
You can't change a persons personality. Besides their futures could well change - although in the commentary someone said that they've written a reason for Leela slapping Fry, so it seems the writers might have a general plan. I hope it's in this season. This season is looking good (perhaps a little political, but you've got to have a little)
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« Reply #516 on: 05-16-2012 09:27 »

Call me the pessimist, but...
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You always have to have some carrot hanging there to keep some people wondering what the heck is going on with these two.
That's how Billy West called F/L stuff last summer. His words are just a statement of fact: The F/L ship was created to manipulate the show fans. At least some of them. That's why F/L struggle never ends and reset button repeats being pressed again and again. Sad but true smile.
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« Reply #517 on: 05-16-2012 10:49 »

It hasn't been a complete reset as of late though. Just...  "off and on".

I wish they'd just pick one and be over with it.
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« Reply #518 on: 05-16-2012 12:18 »

Actually, entire season 6B was one big "Off". "Law and Oracle", "Ghost in the Machines" and "Fry Am the Egg Man" contributed to that. Other episodes were neutral. The Futurama team had to create an another "Last episode ever". So we've got the ambiguous "Overclockwise", which left a sense of hope for forthcoming "On".
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« Reply #519 on: 05-16-2012 12:41 »
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Call me the pessimist, but...
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You always have to have some carrot hanging there to keep some people wondering what the heck is going on with these two.
That's how Billy West called F/L stuff last summer. His words are just a statement of fact: The F/L ship was created to manipulate the show fans. At least some of them. That's why F/L struggle never ends and reset button repeats being pressed again and again. Sad but true smile.

West's statement seemed rather like the obligatory defence towards his employer.
Reading between the interview's lines, it seemed West was rather bored/nerved by "the same old routine". Sealing the deal would deprive the writers of the necessity of the predictable "putting them 99% together, and find a last second excuse to undo it".
 
Especially with shorter Futurama episodes (and some of the newley introduced "rushed endings"), they just do not have the time/luxury for this last-second-undo any more.

About the fans wondering:
They might have wondered wether these two characters will end up together, but the writers already hinted/answered that question.
Right now, a (non)couple status regarding two out of three protagonists is non-identifieable. That is just bad character constellation: Fry's, Leela's and Bender's special status as protagonists is often owed to the fact that their private lives are examined in detail (unusual for a workplace sitcom).
Their relationship status is probably one of the most important parts of their private lives: To cut a long story short: No matter how much we know about their private life, their relationship status is one of the first things the viewer should notice.
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