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Robotany 500

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« on: 06-25-2002 14:59 »

I've heard of that both in "30% Iron Chef" and "A Roswell that ends well", but in my english dictionary I didn't found the word "soylent". Does it means somewhat as "synthetic" or "recycled"? What is it and why it's is supposed to be fun?  confused
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« Reply #1 on: 06-25-2002 15:04 »

It's food made out of people, I know it sounds really yukky, but that's what it is smile I think it was mentioned in "Fry & The Slurm Factory" as well smile
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« Reply #2 on: 06-25-2002 15:05 »

The term Soylent Green comes from a SciFi film of the same title (I think) made in the 70's.
It featured Charlton Heston playing a cop who discovers that goverment, in order to feed a starving population,is producing a food stuff called "Soylent Green"

The main ingrediant of which is recycled human bodies.

Hence the Futurama references to it  wink .

I don't know what soylent means however  frown .
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« Reply #3 on: 06-25-2002 15:07 »
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Damn you Otis!

Steal my thunder will you   mad
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« Reply #4 on: 06-25-2002 15:09 »

 
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Originally posted by AstroZombie:
Damn you Otis!

Steal my thunder will you    mad

Hehe, sorry smile

Robotany 500

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« Reply #5 on: 06-25-2002 15:11 »

thank you all

the film Astrozombie is talking about was inspired by a book perhaps?
I'm not sure if the movie was aired here in Italy. I guess no, because I like sci-fi movies and never heard of this one. Too bad, otherwise I could have appreciated the joke in Futurama  smile

bye
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« Reply #6 on: 06-25-2002 15:14 »

It's people!  Soylent Green is people!

Sorry, couldn't resist.   tongue
AstroZombie

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« Reply #7 on: 06-25-2002 15:15 »

It might well have been a book, but it is an old movie.

out of interest it isnt the only Charlton Heston Movie to be mentioned in a Matt Groening Cartoon,

The Simpsons, Tree house of Horror Story "The Homega Man was a homage to Hestons Movie "The Omega Man" where hes the only human to survive a terrible plague, Survive unmutated that is, mwahahahahaha  evil laugh
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« Reply #8 on: 06-25-2002 15:22 »

And The Omega Man was directed by the late Boris Sagal, Katey Sagal's father.   wink
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« Reply #9 on: 06-25-2002 15:24 »

The movie, "Soylent Green", is based on the book "Make room! Make room!" by Harry Harrison.
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« Reply #10 on: 06-25-2002 15:30 »

Another Heston reference: Calculons unfunny and completely unrelvant line "Get your stinking trike off me, you damn dirty ape!" in "Futurestock".
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« Reply #11 on: 06-25-2002 15:35 »

I loved that scene for its completely pointlessness.
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« Reply #12 on: 06-25-2002 15:42 »

Planet of the Apes has been referenced multiple times in the Simpsons.
Robotany 500

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« Reply #13 on: 06-25-2002 15:45 »

Harry Harrison! his books are avaiable in Italy, I checked-

ohh fine, I decided which book I'll read next week  big grin
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« Reply #14 on: 06-25-2002 16:32 »

The Professor's soylent line in 'Roswell' was hilarious.  smile 
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