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Mr Snrub

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« on: 08-12-2012 19:55 »
« Last Edit on: 08-30-2012 22:26 »

I'm curious, as so many people seem divided on a lot of the episodes this season and the season in general. How would you rank the episodes of season 7 based on how much you enjoyed them. I don't mean necessarily a rating, just compare them against each other. For me, it's;

1) Free Will Hunting
2) Zapp Dingbat
3) The Bots and the Bees
4) Fun on a Bun
5) Decision 3012
6) A Farewell to Arms
7) The Six Million Dollar Mon
8) The Thief of Baghead
9) The Butterjunk Effect

But overall, there hasn't been an episode this season that I really detested. So far, at least.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #1 on: 08-12-2012 20:19 »
« Last Edit on: 08-12-2012 21:54 »

You kind of gave my overall opinion of this season. Just a different episode list. Not a bad season. However, I do feel like there has been a decline feel of quality on some episodes. Some felt a little bit..........boring and uninteresting. But still enjoyable to watch. Not a big deal, but I hope they fix up this bad feel next season.

I still like the new episodes though, like our 2 recent episodes!

Here's my updated top episode list:

1) The Bots and The Bees
2) Fun on a Bun
3) Decision 3012
4) A Farewell to Arms
5) Thief of Baghead
6) Zapp Dingbat
7) Free Will Hunting
8) The Six Million Dollar Mon
9) The Butterjunk Effect

After more viewings of "The Butterjunk Effect", I really started to dislike it. Also, after more viewings of "Thief of Baghead", I started to like that episode.
Mongo

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« Reply #2 on: 08-12-2012 20:31 »
« Last Edit on: 08-12-2012 20:33 »

1) Fun on a Bun
2) Zapp Dingbat
3) A Farewell to Arms
4) The Six Million Dollar Mon
5) Free Will Hunting
6) The Bots and the Bees
7) Decision 3012
8) The Thief of Baghead
9) The Butterjunk Effect

So far, so good. The weakest episode so far was "The Butterjunk Effect" by a long shot, but even that episode was significantly better than at least one episode in each of 6A and 6B. Although I am a bit worried about "31st Century Fox", the premise sounds rather weak, and I was less than impressed by the only clip I've seen of it.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #3 on: 08-12-2012 21:24 »

1) Fun on a Bun
2) Free Will Hunting
3) Farewell to Arms
4) Zapp Dingbat
5) The Six Million Dollar Mon
6) Bot and the Bees
7) Thief of Baghead
8) Decision 3012

So far, upon second viewing, most episodes looked better to me.
Jarvio

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« Reply #4 on: 08-12-2012 22:25 »

I can honestly say that I've thoroughly enjoyed this season so far. For me, pretty much every episode (except for maybe TBE) has been really good.

My order:

1) Fun on a Bun
2) A Farewell to Arms
3) The Thief of Baghead
4) Decision 3012
5) The Six Million Dollar Mon
6) Zapp Dingbat
7) Free Will Hunting
8) The Bots and the Bees
9) The Butterjunk Effect

(Something like that anyway)
DannyJC13

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« Reply #5 on: 08-12-2012 22:33 »

I can honestly say that I've thoroughly enjoyed this season so far. For me, pretty much every episode (except for maybe TBE) has been really good.

Exact thoughts here.
The Sophisticated Shut In

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« Reply #6 on: 08-12-2012 22:41 »

I can honestly say that I've thoroughly enjoyed this season so far. For me, pretty much every episode (except for maybe TBE) has been really good.

Exact thoughts here.

And here! I doff my cap at thee, production team!
WAVer

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« Reply #7 on: 08-13-2012 03:14 »

I'm curious, as so many people seem divided on a lot of the episodes this season and the season in general. How would you rank the episodes of season 7 based on how much you enjoyed them. I don't mean necessarily a rating, just compare them against each other. For me, it's;

1) Free Will Hunting
2) Zapp Dingbat
3) The Bots and the Bees
4) Fun on a Bun
5) Decision 3012
6) A Farewell to Arms
7) The Six Million Dollar Mon
8) The Thief of Baghead
9) The Butterjunk Effect

But overall, there hasn't been an episode this season that I really detested. So far, at least.

From my perspective, so far its...
1. Fun on a Bun
2. Zapp Dingbat
3. The Butterjunk Effect
4. A Farewell to Arms
5. The Bots and the Bees
6. Free Will Hunting
7. Decision 3012
8. The Six Million Dollar Mon
9. The Thief of Baghead

Of course, this is all subject to change when Near-Death Wish, 31st Century Fox, Viva Mars Vegas, and Naturama are released.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #8 on: 08-13-2012 03:25 »

1) Fun on a Bun
2) The Six Million Dollar Mon
3) Zapp Dingbat
4) Decision 3012
5) The Bots and the Bees
6) A Farewell to Arms
7) Free Will Hunting
8) The Thief of Baghead
9) The Butterjunk Effect

With "Near-Death Wish" coming soon the order will probably change. (It looks all Matrix-y, and The Matrix is one of my favourite movies. Also, lots of Farnsworth.  big grin )

So far Season 7 has been better than Season 6 in my opinion.
MYK

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« Reply #9 on: 08-13-2012 15:59 »


The excellent: Fun on a Bun, Zapp Dingbat, A Farewell to Arms

The very good: Decision 3012, The Six Million Dollar Mon, The Bots and the Bees

The good: Free Will Hunting, The Thief of Baghead

The average: The Butterjunk Effect


"Near-Death Wish" is similar to "Zapp Dingbat" in that it's going to explore background that hasn't previously been touched upon.

Farnsworth is not often given the chance to work as a main character, and with his parents involved I have a feeling Fry will play a fairly big role, as they are his relatives too.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #10 on: 08-14-2012 16:22 »

Awful, far below Futurama's usual standards:
9. The Butterjunk Effect
8. Zapp Dingbat
7. The Thief of Baghead
6. The Bots and the Bees
5. A Farewell to Arms
4. Decision 3012

Average:
3. The Six Million Dollar Mon

Good:
2. Free-Will Hunting

Great:
1. Fun on a Bun

DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #11 on: 08-14-2012 17:12 »

Great: Fun on a Bun (top 30 episode?), The Six Million Dollar Mon, A Farewell to Arms

Very good: The Bots and the Bees, Zapp Dingbat, Free-Will Hunting

Okay/forgettable: The Thief of Baghead, Election 3012 (bottom ten episode), The Butterjunk Effect

There hasn't been anything really terrible. Though, the season as a whole has felt relatively forgettable to me. Despite a few notably good outings, Fun on a Bun is maybe the one true "classic" so far in my eyes. But, I've also actually yet to watch any of these a second time, and a lot of classic episodes seemed more "average" to me the first time I saw them, including a few newer classics (like Lethal Inspection).

Overall it's been good, even if not spectacular. I'm happy with it but consider 6A to be the pinnacle of the show's return thus far, and there are maybe a couple shows on TV that have been a little stronger lately. But I still really dig it, and listing the majority of the episodes in the bad column is crazy.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #12 on: 08-14-2012 18:26 »

But, I've also actually yet to watch any of these a second time...
This is your problem here.  So far the 7A episodes have been fairly underwhelming upon initial viewing, but then gain considerable points on repeat viewings.  This is my experience anyhow.
Mongo

Bending Unit
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« Reply #13 on: 08-14-2012 18:49 »

This is your problem here.  So far the 7A episodes have been fairly underwhelming upon initial viewing, but then gain considerable points on repeat viewings.  This is my experience anyhow.
Mine as well.  So far, the majority of episodes in 7A have impressed me more on repeated viewings.
DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #14 on: 08-14-2012 20:54 »

I mean, I've enjoyed them all on some level regardless. But I would say that a lot of my favorite episodes throughout the series were better on subsequent viewings than they were the first time. I distinctly recall being slightly underwhelmed by The Sting.

I've meant to rewatch some of the 7A episodes and certainly want to watch all of them again, but I've just been busy I guess.
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #15 on: 08-16-2012 05:14 »

I've actually come away from most episodes this season feeling pretty good; upon a rewatch, which I've done with the majority of these episodes (I shall mark them with an asterisk on the following list, as if any of you care!), I've only come to enjoy them more.

In fact, this is probably the first new-run season where I've been highly impressed by each new episode upon its initial airing, and where rewatching hasn't been necessary to fully assess each episode's worth. Whether that means that season seven is actually better than season six--or that I've simply lowered my standards for season seven in response to season six's failures--I cannot say.

In any event, though, I really have been enjoying 7A thus far, as indicated by these rankings...

10.) The Butterjunk Effect - 6/10
9.) The Bots and the Bees* - 7/10
8.) The Six Million Dollar Mon - 7/10
7.) Free Will Hunting - 7/10
6.) The Thief of Baghead* - 7/10
5.) Decision 3012* - 8/10
4.) Near-Death Wish - 8/10
3.) Zapp Dingbat* - 9/10
2.) A Farewell to Arms* - 9/10
1.) Fun on a Bun* - 10/10

Pretty much every episode this season has been average-by-Futurama's-standards (which, to me, is a 7/10), and half of them have been above average. It seems to me that these are probably the most classic-seeming episodes we've gotten since the original run (with the exception of certain season six outliers: "Lethal Inspection," "The Late Philip J. Fry," "The Prisoner of Benda," "Cold Warriors," and "Reincarnation"), and that's pretty dang cool.
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« Reply #16 on: 08-16-2012 05:21 »

Okay, time to refresh:

1) Fun on a Bun
2) The Six Million Dollar Mon
3) Zapp Dingbat
4) Near-Death Wish
5) Decision 3012
6) The Bots and the Bees
7) A Farewell to Arms
8) Free Will Hunting
9) The Thief of Baghead
10) The Butterjunk Effect

The blatant Matrix references of NDW knocked it down a couple of notches, otherwise it probably would have been number 2.
Jarvio

Bending Unit
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« Reply #17 on: 08-16-2012 15:36 »

My updated order:

1 - Near-Death Wish
2 - Fun on a Bun
3 - A Farewell to Arms
4 - The Thief of Baghead
5 - Decision 3012
6 - The Six Million Dollar Mon
7 - Zapp Dingbat
8 - Free Will Hunting
9 - The Bots and the Bees
10 - The Butterjunk Effect

Yep, "Near-Death Wish" topped my list for 7A.
Mr Snrub

Urban Legend
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« Reply #18 on: 08-16-2012 17:29 »

New list:

1) Near-Death Wish
2) Free Will Hunting
3) Zapp Dingbat
4) The Bots and the Bees
5) Fun on a Bun
6) Decision 3012
7) A Farewell to Arms
8) The Six Million Dollar Mon
9) The Thief of Baghead
10) The Butterjunk Effect

And I agree with the comments saying that so far season 7 has been consistently good. Not great. There hasn't been a terrible episode this season, but there hasn't been an episode to trouble my top 5 favourite (maybe top 10?)
Mongo

Bending Unit
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« Reply #19 on: 08-16-2012 17:36 »

Updated list:

1) Fun on a Bun
2) Near-Death Wish
3) Zapp Dingbat
4) A Farewell to Arms
5) The Six Million Dollar Mon
6) Free Will Hunting
7) The Bots and the Bees
8) Decision 3012
9) The Thief of Baghead
10) The Butterjunk Effect
DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #20 on: 08-16-2012 18:29 »

Mongo's list is remarkably close to what mine would be. I might bump Zapp Dingbat down to around 7 or 8 (it was still a really funny episode), but otherwise that's damn close.

Near-Death Wish makes me feel pretty comfortable in saying that I can't wait to own this run on DVD. It kind of solidified it as having enough truly great episodes to call this a memorable season.
Jarvio

Bending Unit
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« Reply #21 on: 08-23-2012 15:55 »

After watching the brilliant Viva Mars Vegas, here's my updated list for this season:

My updated order:

1 - Near-Death Wish
2 - Viva Mars Vegas
3 - Fun on a Bun
4 - A Farewell to Arms
5 - The Thief of Baghead
6 - Decision 3012
7 - The Six Million Dollar Mon
8 - Zapp Dingbat
9 - Free Will Hunting
10 - The Bots and the Bees
11 - The Butterjunk Effect
Mr Snrub

Urban Legend
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« Reply #22 on: 08-23-2012 16:59 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2012 12:53 »

Updated list! Yes, the last 4 episodes are in the top 6. The season is getting a lot better as it progresses, in my opinion.

1) Near-Death Wish
2) Free Will Hunting
3) Zapp Dingbat
4) The Bots and the Bees
5) Viva Mars Vegas
6) Fun on a Bun
7) Decision 3012
8) A Farewell to Arms
9) The Six Million Dollar Mon
10) The Thief of Baghead
11) The Butterjunk Effect
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« Reply #23 on: 08-24-2012 10:49 »

1) Fun on a Bun
2) The Six Million Dollar Mon
3) Zapp Dingbat
4) Viva Mars Vegas
5) Near-Death Wish
6) Decision 3012
7) The Bots and the Bees
8) A Farewell to Arms
9) Free Will Hunting
10) The Thief of Baghead
11) The Butterjunk Effect

I'm not expecting the next two episodes to make it into the top half unfortunately.
cyber_turnip

Urban Legend
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« Reply #24 on: 08-24-2012 13:10 »

Awful, far below Futurama's usual standards:
11. The Butterjunk Effect
10. Zapp Dingbat
9. The Thief of Baghead
8. The Bots and the Bees
7. A Farewell to Arms
6. Decision 3012
5. Near-Death Star

Average:
4. The Six Million Dollar Mon

Good:
3. Free-Will Hunting

Great:
2. Viva Mars Vegas
1. Fun on a Bun


I think "31st Century Fox" has a good shot at getting anywhere from #5 to #2 whereas "Naturama" has a good shot at #13.
Mongo

Bending Unit
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« Reply #25 on: 08-24-2012 15:40 »

Updated list:

1) Fun on a Bun
2) Viva Mars Vegas
3) Near-Death Wish
4) Zapp Dingbat
5) A Farewell to Arms
6) The Six Million Dollar Mon
7) Free Will Hunting
8) The Bots and the Bees
9) Decision 3012
10) The Thief of Baghead
11) The Butterjunk Effect

There has been a definite improvement in the episodes over the course of 7A.  Four of the five most recently aired episodes constitute the four highest-rated episodes so far this season, in my opinion.

I am not expecting much from "31st Century Fox", it will probably be among the bottom four episodes of 7A, while "Naturama" is less certain, but quite likely to be among the top episodes for me -- I am partial to the quirky humour I have seen in its previews.
Jarvio

Bending Unit
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« Reply #26 on: 08-24-2012 16:40 »

Poor Naturama... people are hating on it before it's even aired
cyber_turnip

Urban Legend
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« Reply #27 on: 08-24-2012 17:50 »

I've not seen anoybody hating on it; just people saying that they're expecting it to be bad - there's a difference. I'm saying I expect it to be crappy. Not, that it's going to be crappy or that they shouldn't have done it - and I'm reserving judgment, it might surprise me and be great.
DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #28 on: 08-24-2012 18:00 »

EDIT: Sorry, wrong thread.

DannyJC13

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #29 on: 08-25-2012 14:31 »

I'm curious as to what the plot will be in Naturama.
x.Bianca.x

Urban Legend
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« Reply #30 on: 08-25-2012 14:46 »

Why are people having opinions on this "Naturama" if it hasn't even aired?
cyber_turnip

Urban Legend
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« Reply #31 on: 08-25-2012 23:59 »

No one has an opinion on it (or at least, no one here has expressed an opinion on it) beyond what they're expecting from the episode based on the premise and promotional material we've seen and it's completely reasonable to have an opinion on what to expect from it at this stage.
x.Bianca.x

Urban Legend
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« Reply #32 on: 08-26-2012 03:11 »

And what is the premise?
DannyJC13

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #33 on: 08-26-2012 14:50 »

And what is the premise?

We don't know the exact storyline, but it's a prody of nature documentaries with the show's characters as different animals.

We saw a preview of a Professor turtle preparing to have sex with a Mom turtle. And a few of the cast as fish, and Zoidberg as a squid.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #34 on: 08-26-2012 23:48 »

Yeah, this episode could be another Futurama Holiday Spectacular, or it could be another Reincarnation. It's too early to tell.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #35 on: 08-27-2012 00:06 »

Yeah, this episode could be another Futurama Holiday Spectacular, or it could be another Reincarnation. It's too early to tell.

What if it's in the middle? Or a mixture? red face

Just to recap, segment 1 is written by Eric Rogers (Terror at 500 Feet segment of Anthology of Interest I, The Silence of the Clamps, Zapp Dingbat), segment 2 by Michael Saikin (writing assistant on every single Season 6 episode, and production assistant on all 4 movies) and segment 3 by Neil Mukhopadhyay (production assistant on Rebirth, The Silence of the Clamps, Möbius Dick and Law and Oracle).
cyber_turnip

Urban Legend
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« Reply #36 on: 08-27-2012 00:17 »

I didn't realise Michael Saikin was writing one; I'm actually pretty excited to see what he gives us.

He's very funny on Twitter - certainly a lot more than the other Futurama writers on there, although to be fair to them, it rarely feels like they're trying to be funny.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #37 on: 08-27-2012 00:18 »
« Last Edit on: 08-27-2012 00:19 »

He has Twitter? Please can you message me all the Futurama-related accounts that you know of on Twitter pleaseeee, cyber?
cyber_turnip

Urban Legend
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« Reply #38 on: 08-28-2012 11:33 »

He's @MSaikin on Twitter. I'll have to dig up the other guys I follow later when I'm not at work, but I think you've got all of them, anyway.
Boxy Robot

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« Reply #39 on: 08-29-2012 22:10 »
« Last Edit on: 09-03-2012 18:25 »


01. Decision 3012
02. Near-Death Wish
03. The Six Million Dollar Mon
04. Fun on a Bun
05. The Bots and the Bees
06. The Thief of Baghead
07. Viva Mars Vegas
08. Zapp Dingbat
09. A Farewell to Arms
10. Free Will Hunting
11. The Butterjunk Effect

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