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Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #640 on: 06-26-2012 03:10 »
« Last Edit on: 06-26-2012 03:11 »

She totally does :O Thanks for sharing guys, insightful stuff :3

TOTP
Imy

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« Reply #641 on: 06-26-2012 04:29 »

Ew, Mrs Mellonger. She'd make a great villain. Anyway...

I'm actually really excited for the next episode, although I'm not sure if it's only because it's of the fact it's a new episode. But seeing as Leela is involved a lot in it
I'm both excited and nervous.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #642 on: 06-26-2012 05:06 »

She would, wouldn't she?  Old bitch.

Ah, a topical Leela episode.  Those always work out well. 
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #643 on: 06-26-2012 06:41 »
« Last Edit on: 06-26-2012 23:02 »

And, really, it's not like the writers had a whole lot they could do with Fry in the original run; the first two seasons were able to play with the idea that the Future is Weird and Fry Must Adjust to It--but seasons three and four were already shifting the focus of their Fry episodes to being about either his past and his family, or his courting of Leela. So the fact that most Fry episodes of the new run have fallen into one of those two categories shouldn't be surprising.

That said, though, the last two seasons of the original run also introduced the idea of Fry being, like, the Savior of the Universe, which provided fodder for a couple of awesome episodes (and was toyed with again in "Bender's Big Score" and "Into the Wild Green Yonder"). The writers really ought to pick up that thread again, if they're hurting for Fry-centric stories.  

Funny you mentioned Homer, because I was thinking of him smile
Though the average guy, they managed to come up with enough Homer Plots, so a Homer-type Solo career could also be suitable for Fry.

Well...I just would not like an episode list, based on the scheme
- Leela Plot
- Bender Plot
- Leela Plot
- Bender Plot
- Fry/Leela plot, Fry sacrifices something for Leela
- Leela Plot
- Bender Plot
- Secondary Char plot.
etc...

Because by now, season 7 looks like that:

BaB: Bender Plot
AftA: Fry/Leela plot
D3012 Leela Plot
TToB: Bender Plot
ZD : Leela Plot
TBE: Leela Plot
TSMDM: Hermes Plot
FoaB: Fry/Leela plot

Also, the constant "making a sacrifice for Leela" sooner or later will come off as "the more valuable human being, whose well being and the necessary sacrifices are the only reason allowing the inferior one to exist (plotwise).
(Deliberate exaggeration, of course;) When looking at my post at second time, especially those ironically exagerrated ones look much angrier than I really meant it;) )

About the saviour (of the universe or something else) thing:
They could certainly pick that one up again. I already stated before: Fry's lack of abilities FORCED the writers to come up with a new twist to a situation. E.g. "IiMF" features the typical hostage rescue situation, but in a really "crazy" (pun intended wink ) manner.
Also, his "Savior of the Universe" roles might have been based on his lack of a Delta Brainwave. But they shared another basic trait: Something had to be done, and Fry was the only one who was available to do it. Taking other chars out of the game plotwise in such an episode would not be too hard. Based on the premise: Fry might be extremely lazy, but realized certain things have to be done. And -unfortunately- there is no one else there to do them for him, so this necessity gives him the kick in the pants he needs.
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #644 on: 06-27-2012 05:13 »

I'd love to see another 'Brain' episode and rather be 'brain-spawn' they can be 'brain-respawned' and be stronger than before and he has to defeat them in a different way.
There should be a Fry/Leela element to it, as there has been in the other brain eps - perhaps the PE crew is kidnapped in their brain affected state and Fry has to do everything the entire crew would normally do in an episode... man, I feel a fanfic idea coming on... IDEA OVERLOAD
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #645 on: 06-28-2012 04:22 »

I'm not sure I want to see the Brainspawn again as they seem to be defeated for all time, as of TWoF.  On the other hand, the Brainspawn are the whole reason Fry is considered "The Chosen One", and we still haven't been shown what Leela's status as the "Other" is exactly. 
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« Reply #646 on: 06-28-2012 18:12 »
« Last Edit on: 06-28-2012 18:29 »

Assignment X interview with Maurice LaMarche.

Interesting stuff:

Quote from: Maurice LaMarche
We have a very nice return of Lrrr from Omicron Persei 8. We’ve explored his mid-life crisis, and now we’re going to look at his relationship with his teenage son. It’s a rich episode for me.

Quote from: Maurice LaMarche
We get to do a lot of one off characters on the show and I’m thrilled that we’ll see the return of The Porno Dealing Alien from the “Spanish Fry” episode. He comes back and he’s a lot of fun.

Quote from: Maurice LaMarche
In our season finale, which will air next year, I play a washed up superhero who runs a jewelry store. His name is Ultra Guy. Other than that, I don’t know what quite happens. I’m saving it for myself.
Just Fan
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« Reply #647 on: 06-29-2012 01:56 »

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Free Will Hunting: As as a robot, Bender lacks free will so he embarks on a quest for the meaning of life.
Near-Death Wish: The Professor is upset when his parents return from virtual retirement aboard the Near-Death Star.
31st Century Fox: Bender becomes the hunted after saving a robotic fox from hunters.
Source.
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #648 on: 06-29-2012 02:52 »

I'm sorry - HIS PARENTS ARE STILL ALIVE?!
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #649 on: 06-29-2012 03:13 »

'Alive' might be stretching it.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #650 on: 06-29-2012 04:24 »

Okay, this leaves the episodes:

TBaB: Bender Plot
AFtA: Fry/Leela Plot
D3012: Leela/Bender Plot
TToB: Bender Plot
ZD: Leela Plot
TBE: Leela/Amy Plot
TSMDM: Hermes Plot
FoB: Fry/Leela plot
FwH: Bender Plot
NdW: Farnsworth Plot
31CF: Bender Plot
VMW: ?
 
So, I really seems only Leela and Bender are the two main characters any more.
Fry de facto reduced to a supporting character, who may only carry a plot when Leela is involved (VMV still left aside).
I cannot say I like this development in season 7A.
And in season 7B, also only Leela and Bender plots are known so far.
Imy

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« Reply #651 on: 06-29-2012 06:41 »
« Last Edit on: 06-29-2012 06:43 »

In fairness Inquisitor Hein, Fry had a good handful of episodes in the last season.

Concerning Farnsies' parents, I'd like it very much if their appearance was really exaggerated with wrinkles and age spots, as if they're barely-functioning human beings. After all, Farnsworth isn't even legally a mammal!
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #652 on: 06-29-2012 06:48 »

Fry's always had a good amount of episodes - but the ep feels strange when there's only little of him or he's part of subplot [wasn't a huge fan of D3012, cause he wasn't really doing anything ><]

Do you know what they should do? They should make... a delivery!
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #653 on: 06-29-2012 06:52 »

I don't think it's fair to assume just from the descriptions who the plot will be about.  I mean, I thought D3012 was going to be a heavy Leela only plot but it ended up being a straight up 'classic trio' plot that emulated AHITP quite well.
pumpkinpie

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« Reply #654 on: 06-29-2012 12:07 »

Wait....I keep hearing that the episode is called Decision 3012, but some people call it A Head in the Polls. Which one is right?
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #655 on: 06-29-2012 12:25 »

Wait....I keep hearing that the episode is called Decision 3012, but some people call it A Head in the Polls. Which one is right?

A Head in the Polls is waaaay back from Season 2.
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #656 on: 06-29-2012 12:25 »

Wait....I keep hearing that the episode is called Decision 3012, but some people call it A Head in the Polls. Which one is right?

They're two separate episodes xD
Decision 3012 is the new one
( A Head In The Polls is from season 2)
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #657 on: 06-30-2012 00:22 »

I get the feeling that Viva Mars Vegas will be an Amy episode, or at least, focus on her and her parents. 
pumpkinpie

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« Reply #658 on: 06-30-2012 01:48 »

Wait....I keep hearing that the episode is called Decision 3012, but some people call it A Head in the Polls. Which one is right?


They're two separate episodes xD
Decision 3012 is the new one
( A Head In The Polls is from season 2)


 laff Really? God....Excuse me while I bang my head on a wall.
Quolnok

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« Reply #659 on: 07-01-2012 06:50 »

Any Australians who'd like to watch the new episodes when the local networks allow it, The new season seems to be kicking off on either the 4th or 11th of July 8pm channel 11. TV Tonight lists it on the fourth, but I've seen ads that I'm sure said the 11th. Perhaps Melbourne gets it a week before Sydney?
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« Reply #660 on: 07-01-2012 21:52 »

Just found this on the Infosphere:



It only gives the release date for Canada, it says 18th December.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #661 on: 07-01-2012 21:53 »

Nice to see the return of the extraction tool again.
Boxy Robot

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« Reply #662 on: 07-01-2012 22:23 »

Really awesome, shame I and a few others won't get to see it up close until 2014 or possibly later...
DannyJC13

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« Reply #663 on: 07-01-2012 22:26 »

Really awesome, shame I and a few others won't get to see it up close until 2014 or possibly later...

I feel you, man... frown
Futuristic-ATR

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« Reply #664 on: 07-02-2012 00:47 »

So....season 8 with Hermes cover?
Dorsal Axe

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« Reply #665 on: 07-02-2012 01:32 »

Nice cover. Does anyone know where it came from? I can only find the Blu-Ray one.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #666 on: 07-02-2012 04:55 »

This is were the numbers go totally wrong. Next one will be number 8.  no no
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #667 on: 07-02-2012 20:08 »

The numbering sucks, but the cover is most cloolsome! cool...
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #668 on: 07-02-2012 21:54 »

This is one case where I would prefer the 6A/B & 7A/B numbering scheme on the box.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #669 on: 07-02-2012 22:44 »
« Last Edit on: 07-02-2012 22:51 »

Couldn't they have just put Season 6 Volume 1 and Season 6 Volume 2, etc.?

Also, Matt, David, Billy, John and Maurice are doing a 30 minute live Q&A on Wednesday 11th July after the airing of 'Zapp Dingbat', talking about the episode and the episode after that, 'The Butterjunk Effect'. More info here.

Oh and Billy will be doing more Fry memes, live.
Dorsal Axe

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« Reply #670 on: 07-03-2012 10:01 »

We'll ask them what the hell they're doing with the DVD numbering scheme.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #671 on: 07-03-2012 10:23 »
« Last Edit on: 07-03-2012 10:26 »

Also, Matt, David, Billy, John and Maurice are doing a 30 minute live Q&A on Wednesday 11th July after the airing of 'Zapp Dingbat', talking about the episode and the episode after that, 'The Butterjunk Effect'. More info here.

Hm...ZD and TBE are the two episodes fans expect to be the suckiest of season 7A. So, an evil man might suspect the live Q&A idea might have been born out out an anticipated need to justify themselves... tongue big grin
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #672 on: 07-03-2012 16:03 »

When is the damn Fry cover coming out?! >< Isn't he, oh I don't know, A MAIN CHARACTER?!
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #673 on: 07-03-2012 16:31 »
« Last Edit on: 07-03-2012 16:36 »

When is the damn Fry cover coming out?! >< Isn't he, oh I don't know, A MAIN CHARACTER?!
Not in season 7A, as it appears. Most plots will be Leela, then Bender. So far, not one single Fry solo plot is known, and he only shares two plots with Leela by now. (Even Farnsworth and possibly Amy seem to get solo plots).
In season 7A, it seems they might aim for giving Leela the overall protagonist status (I still hope not, with Leela being my least favorite character. I might have dropped one or two subtle hints regarding that matter... big grin tongue)
Dorsal Axe

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« Reply #674 on: 07-03-2012 16:55 »

When is the damn Fry cover coming out?! >< Isn't he, oh I don't know, A MAIN CHARACTER?!
Do you mean this?
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« Reply #675 on: 07-03-2012 19:03 »

Here's that Nerdist podcast with Billy West and John DiMaggio, I have yet to listen to it... big grin
Just Fan
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« Reply #676 on: 07-04-2012 23:35 »

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Viva Mars Vegas: The crew stages a casino heist to recover stolen property from the Robot Mafia.
Naturama: Bender and the crew are reimagined as wild animals in a nature documentary.
Source.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #677 on: 07-04-2012 23:37 »

Viva Mars Vegas: FUCK YEAH.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #678 on: 07-05-2012 00:31 »
« Last Edit on: 07-05-2012 00:34 »

I was kind of hoping that Viva Mars Vegas would be an Amy/Leo/Inez episode, but I guess the whole "mega rich person becoming poor but becoming rich again" story has been done to death.

I'm not sure about Amy getting a solo episode.  Strictly speaking, Amy hasn't really had a solo episode of her own yet: she's always been paired with another character.  TDK is the only episode were the pairing was platonic rather then romantic.

I'm going to be optimistic about TBE.  When Futurama does sexy jokes well, it does them well.  AWITM, after all.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #679 on: 07-05-2012 00:39 »
« Last Edit on: 07-05-2012 00:41 »

"Viva Mars Vegas" sounds like an Ocean's Eleven spoof.
(I did not like Ocean's Eleven....frown )

I'm going to be optimistic about TBE.  When Futurama does sexy jokes well, it does them well.  AWITM, after all.
* Inquisitor Hein wonders if he has seen a different version of AWITM than Spacefish...
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