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Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #360 on: 06-14-2012 09:12 »
« Last Edit on: 06-14-2012 09:18 »

One has to wonder if that's a victory flag.

Well...it's rather overobvious what happened:

- The PC crew was playing paintball
- Only Fry and Leela were left.
- Fry took off his clothes and put up some improvised "scarecrow".
- Leela mistook that decoy for Fry from the distance. While she approached it, Fry managed to sniper her from another hiding place.
- After that, he puts up this victory flag.

The image is meant to leave the viewer wonder wether Leela will be
a) A bad loser ("That was unfair and doesn't count")
b) A good sport ("That was a good trap..congrats on winning")

Yep, sounds logical, and I doubt there can be another explanation for that picture big grin tongue
Imy

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« Reply #361 on: 06-14-2012 09:15 »

I think I'm turning into one of those crazy fans who thinks Fry is cute... like, REALLY adorbs...
Just Fan
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« Reply #362 on: 06-14-2012 14:37 »
« Last Edit on: 06-14-2012 14:44 »

Well, apparently the F/L "arc" starts in "A Farewell to Arms":
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The new season of Futurama has all the characters that you've grown to love, plus some references that loyal fans will appreciate. The caption on the opening credits is especially relevant to the cult fans of the show (and loyal Reddit users). The first episode is a wisely Bender-centric plot, based on Bender becoming a father. That's right, we get a brand new character as repulsive and morally reprehensible as Bender is. The second episode brings the love as it delves into the apocalypse and Leela and Fry's complicated yet tender relationship. I'm so glad that their relationship isn't forced yet accepted.

This is an example of how much the fans mean to the creators and writers. If they (the creative team) were to ignore the multiple "finales" that Futurama has experienced, we would feel betrayed. Yet, as the creators hold the dedicated fans close to their proverbial bosom, there's still plenty of humor and entertainment to go around.
Gorky

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« Reply #363 on: 06-14-2012 15:15 »

Thanks for the link, Just Fan. I was already looking forward to "A Farewell to Arms" more than I was "The Bots and the Bees," but that little shippy tidbit just made me ever more excited for it. Actually, despite some of the lewd and seemingly character- and relationship-mucking things we've seen in the Countdown previews, I'm pretty pumped for 7A as a whole--definitely more than I was for 6B.

Maybe this is naive and overly-optimistic of me--and maybe I'll wind up disappointed fourteen or so weeks from now when this season has aired in its entirety--but I can't help but wonder if this year the writers really have, like, gotten their groove back and hit their stride and [insert "they're back, baby!" cliche of your choice here]; I'm really thinking this season has the potential to be the best one they've done since the show's renewal.
bendingunit6

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« Reply #364 on: 06-14-2012 16:32 »

A glowing review of "The Bots and the Bees" is out.

Quote from: Brittany Frederick
This may be one of Futurama's best episodes, because it's another episode that is as moving as it is funny. The show has the ability to be both hilarious and genuinely affecting, such as in the tear-jerking story of Seymour, Fry's dog, in "Jurassic Bark". Likewise, your eyes won't be dry at the end of "The Bots and the Bees." If you don't get choked up by what happens to Ben, you should check yourself for a pulse.

That in itself is a credit to the enduring greatness of Futurama, which may have even surpassed its predecessor The Simpsons in quality. Futurama fans know that Bender is going to teach his kid all sorts of things that are wrong and immoral. We also know that Ben isn't going to stick around, because the show isn't going to add a baby robot to the main (or at least recurring) cast. Yet even though we know the general plot of the episode, it's still pretty darn funny and even more heartwrenching.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #365 on: 06-14-2012 17:13 »

Maybe this is naive and overly-optimistic of me--and maybe I'll wind up disappointed fourteen or so weeks from now when this season has aired in its entirety--but I can't help but wonder if this year the writers really have, like, gotten their groove back and hit their stride and [insert "they're back, baby!" cliche of your choice here]; I'm really thinking this season has the potential to be the best one they've done since the show's renewal.
I think you're right on the money, Gorky.  Think of it this way - They now have that first season under their belt back in the normal run time, and they've had time to get feedback on the first season as a whole.  They can implement changes that they couldn't do for season 6b because it was mostly done by the time 6a had aired.

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It's a wonderful return for one of television's best animated series; of all those currently on the air, FX's Archer is the only one I'd rank higher.
Blasphemy!  No, but Archer is a good show.  Not better than Futurama though.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #366 on: 06-14-2012 18:25 »
« Last Edit on: 06-14-2012 19:18 »

Quote from: Brittany Frederick
The show has the ability to be both hilarious and genuinely affecting, such as in the tear-jerking story of Seymour, Fry's dog, in "Jurassic Bark". Likewise, your eyes won't be dry at the end of "The Bots and the Bees."

Called it! eek

Also, bad news UK fans, the Season 6B DVD/Blu-ray, which was originally planned to be released on Sept 24th, has been pushed back to March 5th 2013! mad

Anywwwaaay...

Quote from: Emily Cheever
I promise you that if you like Futurama this season will not disappoint. Even if you have never seen the show, it's never too late to start (but you can start on Netflix Instant!)

[fatbot]OH BOY OH BOY![/fatbot]

So pumped now. Been waiting far too long. laff

Also:

Quote from: Brittany Frederick
I'm also personally a fan of the show's title card gag, a Futurama Fry meme that reads "Not sure if new episode or just rerun of episode I watched drunk."

*edit*

I posted a link to the review of TBATB and mentioned it looks like the new Jurassic Bark, Eric Rogers responded with:

"nah, it's not. I think we have a couple others coming up that are more in line with Jurassic Bark."
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #367 on: 06-14-2012 19:48 »

Actually, despite some of the lewd and seemingly character- and relationship-mucking things we've seen in the Countdown previews,

I guess the Leela/Fry thing -becoming a story arc- will not always be subtle/serious, but also often the subject of ridicule in the new season.
Dorsal Axe

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« Reply #368 on: 06-14-2012 20:50 »

Louiswuenator

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« Reply #369 on: 06-14-2012 21:14 »

Seems like "Fun on a Bun" is going to have a cryo heavy theme to it.  Excellent.

I wonder if they visit the cryogenic support group again.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #370 on: 06-14-2012 21:15 »
« Last Edit on: 06-14-2012 21:16 »

Seems like "Fun on a Bun" is going to have a cryo heavy theme to it.  Excellent.

If this is correct, I am instantly going to love it. big grin

*edit*

Looks like CC got the ep name wrong yesterday, it is 'Fun on a Bun'.
Just Fan
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« Reply #371 on: 06-14-2012 23:58 »

A new podcast is out.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #372 on: 06-15-2012 00:11 »

As usual, anyone know what it says?
Onuki

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« Reply #373 on: 06-15-2012 00:28 »
« Last Edit on: 06-15-2012 00:47 »

^ i'm listening to it now. there's more storyboards that haven't been posted online in it

EDIT:  Here's another cover photo from the FB album.  Can anyone make out what that object floating in space is?


it's Fry & Bender with a box. they die (& aren't in the rest of the episode?) frown
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #374 on: 06-15-2012 00:36 »

Here's my impressions:

- Hermes' implants borne from career and romantic anxiety.

- Implants are a shady activity in the future.

- Chest harpoon gun, grappling arm, Cylon eye, and more later on.

- Astounding Tales of Doing It is one of Scruffy's magazines.

- Scruffy is named for a bar in Venice.

- Storyboard: Hermes is doing performance reviews on all of the characters, deciding who to fire.  He, F,L&B are on the outside of the ship.  Hermes asks Leela why he shouldn't fire her and just let F&B run the ship.  She says not if you keep stepping on their air hose.  Pull back to Hermes releasing his foot.  A giant air bubble travels through the hose and bursts their space suits.

- The "Mark 7-G Robot" is supposed to replace Hermes at some point and he feels inadequate.

- Zoidberg goes on the road with Hermes' leftover body parts as a ventriloquist dummy.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #375 on: 06-15-2012 00:39 »
« Last Edit on: 06-15-2012 00:45 »

it's Fry & Bender with a box. they die (& aren't in the rest of the episode?) frown

No. The screenshot showing completely upgraded Hermes has Fry and Bender in it.

I like Hermes question, though:
With everyone of the trio being able to pilot the ship, every one of the is easily replacable by the rest.
Though no main character will be cancelled, it's nice to see that "replacable" matter at least spoken out loud for once. Leela's line (a rather evasive answer) is imhO also quite fitting: None of the three could by now find a reason why money should be wasted on him/her, instead of saving the cash and let the other two handle the ship.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #376 on: 06-15-2012 00:47 »

Yeah, but they need to keep Fry around because he picks his nose and farts.  big grin

I certainly wouldn't mind seeing him fly the ship for a change, giving Leela a break to do something else.
Onuki

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« Reply #377 on: 06-15-2012 00:53 »
« Last Edit on: 06-15-2012 00:59 »

^ that & he's so cute! smile

No. The screenshot showing completely upgraded Hermes has Fry and Bender in it.

i forgot about that. smile that's what 1 of the people said though. i understand now
El-Man

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« Reply #378 on: 06-15-2012 01:34 »

A giant air bubble travels through the hose and bursts their space suits.

Could be a dream, or a virtual game. Since when does Bender need a space suit and an air supply?
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #379 on: 06-15-2012 02:45 »

Since he became a drama queen. wink Eh, it's probably just rule of funny.  Come to think of it though, that does seem like the sort of dream that Hermes would have, so you could be right on.
Just Fan
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« Reply #380 on: 06-15-2012 02:59 »

Here is the CGEF interview with Billy West.
MYK

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« Reply #381 on: 06-15-2012 15:34 »

This is how I see it so far:

"Bots and the Bees" will exceed expectations. If there's one thing the writers of this show do consistently well, it's the episodes that try for emotional appeal, and that's what they do in this episode according to the very positive review that was posted earlier.

"Farewell to Arms" looks like it'll be really good. I loved the clip from the preview. They have a ton to work with in a futuristic end of the world plot, and as long as the Fry/Leela stuff doesn't come across as overdone or sappy, this will be a very solid episode.

"Decision 3012"-It depends. If it's a general political satire episode, like "A Head in the Polls", it can be really funny. But it could be disappointing if it's too closely related to current events in the United States, such as Proposition Infinity (Proposition 8 in California). Since they mentioned a sci-fi twist, however, I'm slightly leaning towards the former. And I want Nixon to stick around, I think he's a riot.

"Thief of Baghead"- I honestly can't tell about this one. It's an interesting premise, and it has the opportunity for a lot of great Bender lines, but I can't predict this one. I did enjoy the clip, though.

"Zapp Dingbat"- This one I'm really curious about. They'll have a ton of questions to answer in this one(Where does Morris fit into all of this? Could it be one huge failure to communicate? What about the shark people?). If there's no sex they'll avoid a lot of the potential controversy, but if there is it's very likely people won't like this episode.

"Butterjunk Effect"- I notice a lot of people are wary of this one, and understandably so. The thing is, I think the writers are deliberately leaving something really integral to the episode as a whole out of the previews to confuse people.

"Six Million Dollar Mon"-The clip was good, and the few episodes that have centered around Hermes have been pretty strong. As long as it doesn't get cliche as far as the suggested "Be comfortable in your own skin" message it'll be a solid episode.

"Fun on a Bun"-No idea. The previews have been very inconclusive. But it sounds like it could be extremely memorable.

That's all I got for now.
Dorsal Axe

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« Reply #382 on: 06-15-2012 18:31 »
« Last Edit on: 06-15-2012 18:34 »

Today's preview: Sausage Judge

Boxy Robot

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« Reply #383 on: 06-15-2012 18:46 »

 laff Funny few boards, I loved Bender's "3rd place?! This is the greatest injustice Germany has ever committed!" and Zapp's "Ah, Leela, we meet again but this time, I'm the one criticizing the sausage!"
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #384 on: 06-15-2012 18:59 »

Welcome to PEEL, MYK!  big grin  That was a well thought out summary you posted and it mirrors my own opinions closely.  If you haven't yet, I would suggest looking over the PEEL manual to get familiar with the rules of this board.

laff Funny few boards, I loved Bender's "3rd place?! This is the greatest injustice Germany has ever committed!" and Zapp's "Ah, Leela, we meet again but this time, I'm the one criticizing the sausage!"
Usually I can see the punchline coming in these storyboards they have been showing us, but that last one really took me by surprise.  Hilarious!  Anticipates genitalia jokes the likes of which have not been seen since WITHW.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #385 on: 06-15-2012 22:40 »

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This is the greatest injustice Germany has ever committed!"

[Monthy Python Wainscoting mode on]
WE'RE ON THE TELLY!!!!
[Monthy Python Wainscoting mode off]
MYK

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« Reply #386 on: 06-15-2012 22:50 »

Thank you Louiswuenator, that was helpful!

Great zinger from Bender.
Ah, Zapp, your tenacity is admirable, but glaringly pathetic as always. I have fairly high hopes for this one-the writers are raving about it. I have to wonder if a rivalry will develop between Fry and Zapp.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #387 on: 06-15-2012 23:16 »

I have a feeling FOAB wil contain somehing slightly time travel related. I hope. big grin
vonboy
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« Reply #388 on: 06-15-2012 23:23 »

Fun on a Bun couldn't be the "Fry taking the Gang to his time to see his family" idea they were wanting to do for the longest time, but couldn't think of a way to do, could it?
MuchAdo

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« Reply #389 on: 06-16-2012 00:43 »
« Last Edit on: 06-16-2012 00:50 »

This one looks awesome!

I'm so excited!

Five days... just got my cable/dvr hooked back up just for new Futurama... and new ATHF is just a bonus.

Plus; I had another reason to get the cable back... New Venture Bros. this Halloween and in Feb. 2013!

LOL.

Good T.V. is coming back..... all new.... Whoo, hooo!

First thing I saw upon turning my cable back on was a bump saying: New Futruama Is Good, and You Should Feel Good!
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #390 on: 06-16-2012 01:21 »
« Last Edit on: 06-16-2012 10:25 »

Fun on a Bun couldn't be the "Fry taking the Gang to his time to see his family" idea they were wanting to do for the longest time, but couldn't think of a way to do, could it?

The "going back to the 20th century" might be one of the series' most interest provoking plots. Therefore, I am quite sure they would have announced it in the previews.

So far, FoaB's description seems to remain silent about an integral part of the episode. After all the fatal injuries we saw on the characters (one of the most extremes Fry being ripped to few remains in "Rebirth"), even a "horrible accident" does not longer appear as something to worry about.

So, it seems probable the "horrible" does not refer to the degree of physical injuries sustained, but the episodes sci fi aspect coming into play here.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #391 on: 06-16-2012 01:30 »

Fun on a Bun couldn't be the "Fry taking the Gang to his time to see his family" idea they were wanting to do for the longest time, but couldn't think of a way to do, could it?

I believe Eric Rogers said they still haven't figured it out, and if they do they're gonna make it the plot of the 200th episode (if there is one), but hey, you never know. big grin
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #392 on: 06-16-2012 03:09 »

Looks like we're getting lots of Zapp this season. I approve. smile
Gorky

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« Reply #393 on: 06-16-2012 04:02 »

I'll second that, UrL. Also:

I have to wonder if a rivalry will develop between Fry and Zapp.

This is a pretty neat idea. It would be funny if the most salient aspect of Fry and Zapp's relationship (which, at present, is mostly nonexistent) becomes the fact that they're both actively vying for Leela's affections. It could become a running joke between those two characters, similar to how Zapp can reliably be expected to hit on Leela whenever they share a scene.
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #394 on: 06-16-2012 04:25 »

Sweet. We could do with a lot of Zapp.

I would have thought that they would have already developed a rivalry between those two but the writers seem to have been avoiding that path. Not sure why.

Since I'm not reading through this entire thread I'm really hoping they decide to once and for all end the drama of the Fry/Leela relationship.
vonboy
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« Reply #395 on: 06-16-2012 05:22 »

Actually, a few pages back, somebody posted that Cohen said the upcoming run (This summer's and next summer's episodes) will have Fry trying to ultimately win Leela's love once and for all.

And no. I'm too lazy to look it up for you.
Just Fan
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« Reply #396 on: 06-16-2012 05:32 »

Since I'm not reading through this entire thread I'm really hoping they decide to once and for all end the drama of the Fry/Leela relationship.
Here you go. smile
Imy

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« Reply #397 on: 06-16-2012 05:37 »

Funniest preview all countdown!
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #398 on: 06-16-2012 05:43 »

On topic, I don't like that they've decided to give the episodes a shippy arc. This can only be setting Fry up to fail - notice the wording. He's going to try to win Leela's heart. I hear that and I expect an attempt, but not a success.

I really don't like that. Fry deserves better than to fail at this... if he's going to make the big attempt, I want him to succeed. But I fear that the show's production team won't let him. Because they seem to love hurting him physically and emotionally. They love to do that to all their characters to some degree, but it seems to be Fry who cops an awful lot of it. I know he's one of the three main characters and the stories tend to focus on him, but there's an awful lot of what feels like un-needed abuse flung his way recently.

I feel sorry for him. I'd like to seem him get the girl, save the day, and not have somebody trip over the reset button just as he's starting to enjoy himself. I hope that this arc goes somewhere.

Basically tnuk said it all right here. And I completely agree with him. I fell of shipping in Futurama because of the constant resetting. Maybe if they properly get together and stay together I'll start shipping again.
Just Fan
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« Reply #399 on: 06-16-2012 10:30 »

Here are some massive spoilers about the Season 7 premiere. Use at your own risk! smile
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