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« Reply #40 on: 04-29-2013 21:08 »
« Last Edit on: 04-29-2013 21:14 by totalnerduk »

@Eternium>Except for the Runner-Up, I would have made nearly the same choices smile

On this list (yes, I'm going to keep using it for now), none of them come below 34/111, except for the runner-up. Which is all the way down at 64/111 (one of the surprises. I truly expected that to place higher in the rankings. I'm not a raving fan of it like some people, but I do enjoy some of the Zapp-isms that come from it, and the animation is gorgeous. Plus, snu-snu)!

I also don't give a shit about any of those shows. Sorry if that makes me "moral excrement" in your eyes.

No, not caring about the examples given doesn't make you moral excrement. I was trying to point out that continuity can really give something solid to a show, and using examples of TV shows where a strong continuity being repeatedly violated as the show aged was to the overall detriment of the material, and ultimately led to a worse product. I wasn't telling you to go and watch, or even care about, the examples I used.

As for your comments immediately prior, I think it's pretty obvious that not caring about continuity in an animated television program isn't a moral issue at all. My comments were hyperbole for the sake of effect. I enjoy good continuity, as is probably obvious from many of the things I say on the matter. I don't necessarily think you're complete slime if you don't enjoy that, but I do enjoy making statements that contain gross exaggeration. I had debated adding "you're going to hell" to the end of that statement about being "moral excrement", but figured that the joke was already obvious enough, and didn't want to ruin it. I see now that when it comes to making things obvious for the sake of those with functional or able minds, there is no such thing as over-egging the pudding (I'm not talking about a literal pudding here. It's a figure of speech, just in case you've not heard it before).

Sadly for you, you vile and despicable enemy of continuity*, I'm not going to go out of my way to flag these things very often. You're just going to have to learn how to tell when somebody might be making a joke (and if you never learn that, then God help you).

most episodes are already isolated from the rest.

The thing is, strong continuity means that either they're all isolated, or they're all connected. The pilot sets us up for the second episode. The third episode follows on from the second. Continuity within Futurama began strongly, and most episodes don't violate continuity (though most do take a relatively loose approach, such as the non-aging, and maybe not everything at the end of the episode being right back to normal, etc).

I care about the characters and themes of the show. This necessitates continuity if and where it actually matters.

If you notice a break in continuity, that's where it would have mattered.


But this show is also full of offhand jokes that really don't matter... as long as the joke is funny, then it's worth it.

I can agree with that. But at the same time, if a joke violates one of the important elements that gives the show a consistent framework, one of the pillars of that fictional universe, it's not worth making. It's a question of balance, and to say that you don't care about 90% of continuity makes it seem like you don't care if the show devolves into wackiness for the sake of wackiness. If that were the case, I'd say that maybe Fairly Oddparents, or Animaniacs were more for you than Futurama. I personally like Futurama because there's a little structure and emotional resonance, along with the joking around. Continuity plays a big part in grounding a show in the right way to pull that off. As I said previously, it becomes a story rather than a series of loosely related sketches.


This show isn't Stargate. Sorry, but for better or worse, it's just not, and never ever has been.

Never said it was. You seem to fixate and seize upon some very odd things from my posts, Bartman. I mentioned Stargate as a show which started out with strong continuity. If I mention Sesame Street, will your next post be "I'm sorry, but Futurama is not Sesame Street"? You seem to apologise a lot, too. I wonder if that's because on some level you realise that what you're saying is something that you ought to apologise for, or if you're just incredibly insincere, and think that saying "I'm sorry" is somehow a justification for being both obtuse and self-satisfied.

Sorry again if that makes you "moral excrement" in your eyes. Instead of getting angry and calling people names when they disagree with you about cartoons, you might just have to try getting a life.

No, none of that makes me "moral excrement" in my eyes. roll eyes As for getting angry, I actually had fun writing my previous post. I know you'd love to think of me as being incredibly wound-up by your various inanities, but the truth is that I just don't care enough to boil over with fury at you (I have one of those "life" thingies, and it contains more than enough things that actually matter for me to get angry about).

*More exaggeration for humourous effect. I don't think you're vile because you hate continuity. I think you're vile because you're stupid.
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« Reply #41 on: 04-29-2013 23:10 »

I WANT BLURAY RELEASES
Just Fan
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« Reply #42 on: 04-30-2013 08:12 »

Simpsons writer Josh Weinstein launches British TV show.
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One show that is ending is Futurama, which has just been cancelled by Comedy Central. Weinstein joined that team in 2001 and recently finished work on the seventh series, which will conclude later this year.

"It comes down to a decision about money," he says. "It's a really expensive show to do with such careful animation that's very expensive, and there's a lot of cheaper animation being done.

"Also, our ratings were just so-so. If we had really good ratings we'd probably be still going. So I understand it, I'm not overjoyed."

But this is the third time the animated sci-fi show has been cancelled - so it may pop up again on a different channel. "It always comes back. But it might be years in between."

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« Reply #43 on: 05-01-2013 07:39 »

Well, Comedy Central has released a statement clarifying that this upcoming season beginning on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 will be the final season for our favorite animated science-fiction sitcom, Futurama.

But, this is Futurama we are talking about. And Futurama has the resilience of a Martian Desert Muck Leech. Just when you think it's dead, it comes back to bite you in the shiny ass. The cast and crew behind the show still want to continue on and have so far began a petition to save the show. As of the time of publishing this thread, the petition has acquired over three-quarters of its ten-thousand signature quota. Considering that the petition was created on Monday, April 22nd, 2013, a little over a week ago just after the announcement of Futurama's second (or third, depending on your definition) cancellation, I would say that's a pretty incredible feat.

So, in the meantime, enjoy the annual "Countdown to Futurama", a celebration in anticipation of Futurama's season premiere in fifty days. It just quietly commenced today, so be sure to check daily for episode clips, character designs, concept art, and the like!
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« Reply #44 on: 05-01-2013 08:22 »

Wait, what. I thought this was the new news thread because it's sticky. Although this is a nicer, information filled opening post.

Same old, same old. >< Hiatus again.
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« Reply #45 on: 05-01-2013 08:28 »

Also there is another news thread....
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« Reply #46 on: 05-01-2013 08:50 »

Wait, what. I thought this was the new news thread because it's sticky. Although this is a nicer, information filled opening post.

Thanks, that's exactly what I was going for! I'm not sure what that thread is- it doesn't have "news" in the title. I was compelled (mainly by my OCD) to create a more formal, informational thread.

Also there is another news thread....

The title is too difficult to read/understand. No offense to the newcomer, I'm pretty sure "happing" is not really a word... The news thread, a sticky thread, should be at least formal in its initial post.
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« Reply #47 on: 05-01-2013 09:16 »

Well, that makes sense. If I happen to post a piece of news, I'll do it in your thread.
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« Reply #48 on: 05-01-2013 09:20 »

Well, that makes sense. If I happen to post a piece of news, I'll do it in your thread.

Thank you! I am honored.
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« Reply #49 on: 05-01-2013 11:23 »

A new clip from "2-D Blacktop". I can't watch the thing however, because I'm a dirty non-American crook of course.
Just Fan
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« Reply #50 on: 05-01-2013 11:37 »

You can watch it there, if you don't mind inverted colors, of course smile.
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« Reply #51 on: 05-01-2013 19:57 »

Today on the Countdown:



LadyBender

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« Reply #52 on: 05-01-2013 20:04 »

Well this was in the trailer too but at least now we know that the professor's race is in the first act
Eternium

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« Reply #53 on: 05-01-2013 20:05 »

It is so pretty! The PE ship I mean ^^
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« Reply #54 on: 05-01-2013 20:07 »

Well this was in the trailer too but at least now we know that the professor's race is in the first act

Which backs-up my theory. big grin
Eternium

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« Reply #55 on: 05-01-2013 20:11 »

Jep, but now we must make theories about Bender's absence... What if bender was taken by one of the racers and the professor had to race to win him back. That will also a little explain WHY he is racing... But my story seems very unlikely
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« Reply #56 on: 05-01-2013 20:11 »
« Last Edit on: 05-01-2013 20:14 »

You can watch it there, if you don't mind inverted colors, of course smile.
You know, there IS a way to watch it without the inversion, the description of the video showed me how to inverse the colors on my pc, but showed the normal colors of the video. I changed it back when I was done.

And nice pics! I'm finally starting to piece down the plot of this episode.

Kind of reminds me of The Philadelphia Experiment hoax.
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« Reply #57 on: 05-01-2013 20:13 »

Jep, but now we must make theories about Bender's absence... What if bender was taken by one of the racers and the professor had to race to win him back. That will also a little explain WHY he is racing... But my story seems very unlikely

Just because he wasn't in the clip doesn't mean he isn't there.

We know he's with them anyway, we see him in the 2D dimension with Fry, Leela and the Professor in the Season 7B preview video.
nantal

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« Reply #58 on: 05-01-2013 20:49 »

Ahh, ship (car) tuning, what i did this day (actually repairing it with success smile ).
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« Reply #59 on: 05-01-2013 22:02 »
« Last Edit on: 05-01-2013 22:04 »

You can watch it there, if you don't mind inverted colors, of course smile.
You know, there IS a way to watch it without the inversion, the description of the video showed me how to inverse the colors on my pc, but showed the normal colors of the video. I changed it back when I was done.
In fact, I don't care about that faulty YouTube upload, 'cause Comedy Central has no video viewing restrictions for my country. I've reposted the link for Dorsal Axe.

Nice images, DannyJC13. And thanks for this episode description, Eternium.
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« Reply #60 on: 05-01-2013 22:35 »

It's not like it matters that much. We know the colours of the characters.
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« Reply #61 on: 05-01-2013 23:20 »

Okay, okay, I was just trying to help!  tongue
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« Reply #62 on: 05-02-2013 03:04 »

I gotta say, those designs are pretty sweet. So combined with the racing clip from the trailer, it pretty much proves that even if the episode ends up average, at least it'll be a visual orgasm. smile
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« Reply #63 on: 05-02-2013 03:32 »


These need to be remote control toys, seriousy.
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« Reply #64 on: 05-02-2013 05:43 »

Ok the clip wasn't funny at all (obviously it will get sense later,so I have no opinion about if the episode will be good) but the ships look pretty! especially the second one.
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« Reply #65 on: 05-02-2013 12:26 »
« Last Edit on: 05-02-2013 15:11 »

So, is this the news thread or not?


These need to be remote control toys, seriousy.
Yeah, not very cool designs for a racecar-ships.

Clip wasn't that unfunny. What appealed to me was the problem with 2D-world and digesting system (There can't be only 2 dimensions while we have digesting system), as I've read about it before. Actually, a great clip.

Strange that I was able to watch the clip from the actual site.
Eternium

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« Reply #66 on: 05-02-2013 18:51 »

Hurrah! More about zoidberg's love episode  big grin
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A question asked frequently by Futurama fans at Comic-Con and other conventions is: Will Zoidberg ever find love? Turns out, that very question will be explored in an upcoming episode. EW has learned that the disgusting decapodian will make a romantic connection with… wait for it… it’s pretty shocking… oh, right, you already read the headline… Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke!
Instead of playing a determined dragon queen, though, Clarke will guest star on the animated 31st-century-set comedy as a flower stand owner who, ironically enough, was born with no sense of smell. “She falls in love with Dr. Zoidberg — the smelliest character on Earth in the future — but she can’t smell him, so it’s a match made in heaven,” explains series executive producer David X. Cohen. “However, being a doctor, he has the opportunity to perform a nose transplant and give her a sense of smell, which would destroy their romance, so it’s a big dilemma.”
Clarke’s episode is slated to air as the second-to-last episode of the series. Futurama will officially end its seven-season run of 140 episodes on Sept. 4, as Comedy Central has decided not to order additional installments. For more on the cancellation, what this means for the future of the franchise, and details on the final season, click here.
from http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/05/02/game-of-thrones-emilia-clarke-futurama/
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« Reply #67 on: 05-02-2013 22:09 »

I already like this episode, has an interesting plot with good potential in my opinion. Maybe with all the crew that try to dissuade the girl XD Thanks for the link Eternium big grin
Eternium

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« Reply #68 on: 05-02-2013 22:49 »



Thirth day, the ship crashed
SolidSnake

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« Reply #69 on: 05-02-2013 22:54 »

Wow, this is probably the best looking PE ship destruction that the show's had. I never seen the ship in such, bad condition.

Thanks for the picture, Eternium!
nantal

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« Reply #70 on: 05-02-2013 23:07 »

Woah, what happened with the ship?
Thanks, Eternium!
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« Reply #71 on: 05-02-2013 23:23 »

I like the Pod Racer engines on the PE ship smile
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« Reply #72 on: 05-02-2013 23:40 »

Hurrah! More about zoidberg's love episode  big grin
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A question asked frequently by Futurama fans at Comic-Con and other conventions is: Will Zoidberg ever find love? Turns out, that very question will be explored in an upcoming episode. EW has learned that the disgusting decapodian will make a romantic connection with… wait for it… it’s pretty shocking… oh, right, you already read the headline… Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke!
Instead of playing a determined dragon queen, though, Clarke will guest star on the animated 31st-century-set comedy as a flower stand owner who, ironically enough, was born with no sense of smell. “She falls in love with Dr. Zoidberg — the smelliest character on Earth in the future — but she can’t smell him, so it’s a match made in heaven,” explains series executive producer David X. Cohen. “However, being a doctor, he has the opportunity to perform a nose transplant and give her a sense of smell, which would destroy their romance, so it’s a big dilemma.”
Clarke’s episode is slated to air as the second-to-last episode of the series. Futurama will officially end its seven-season run of 140 episodes on Sept. 4, as Comedy Central has decided not to order additional installments. For more on the cancellation, what this means for the future of the franchise, and details on the final season, click here.
from http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/05/02/game-of-thrones-emilia-clarke-futurama/
It seems this episode is based on Charlie Chaplin's City Lights...
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« Reply #73 on: 05-03-2013 00:42 »

Can it be presumed the Prof rebuilds the PE Ship as a hot rod later in the show?
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« Reply #74 on: 05-03-2013 01:18 »

Can it be presumed the Prof rebuilds the PE Ship as a hot rod later in the show?

No. The hot rods and street racing are in the first act, so it's more likely that concept of the crashed ship will appear later.
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« Reply #75 on: 05-03-2013 01:26 »

The crash and rebuild can still happen in the first act. It's less likely it would be rebuilt back into it's original form and crashed again...

The ship gets battered, disassembled, or half-destroyed so easily I'm beginning to think the Prof has a Reconstruction Ray built into the hangar ceiling.
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #76 on: 05-03-2013 01:32 »

The crash and rebuild can still happen in the first act. It's less likely it would be rebuilt back into it's original form and crashed again...

The ship gets battered, disassembled, or half-destroyed so easily I'm beginning to think the Prof has a Reconstruction Ray built into the hangar ceiling.

Possibly, but I wouldn't jump to that conclusion. For all we know, the Professor begins his racing career after an old-life crisis, finishes two minutes later, then restores the ship to its original form where it crashes into the second dimension.
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« Reply #77 on: 05-03-2013 12:14 »

PE ship is crashed oddly from the middle. Well, at least passengers survived in a control room.
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« Reply #78 on: 05-03-2013 18:15 »

I'm pretty certain you can see hot rod parts of the ship on the ground in the middle of the crash picture...
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #79 on: 05-03-2013 19:03 »

I'm pretty certain you can see hot rod parts of the ship on the ground in the middle of the crash picture...

If only the image was larger (and with that, higher definition. And some color wouldn't hurt.)
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