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moonbus69

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« Reply #200 on: 10-12-2013 01:34 »
« Last Edit on: 10-12-2013 01:35 »

I hear that Matt Groening is thinking of restarting the Futurama comic strip, which was terminated in 1999 after inspiring the animated series.

OMG, OMG, OMG!!!  eek
Where did this appear, as I never heard of any Futurama comic strip before.
They should retire Doonesbury (which never was funny 2 me) and put this
at the top of the Comics Page....   wink
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #201 on: 10-12-2013 02:22 »

Actually, it was just a joke. I was adding to the "similarities" Futurama shares Peanuts and Garfield. Although a Futurama comic strip would be kind of cool.

But we don't need one, because as far as I know, Bongo is continuing with the bi-monthly comic books.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #202 on: 10-12-2013 20:28 »
« Last Edit on: 10-12-2013 20:29 »

It would be cool.   Still it was a joke.  I'm fine with it going on through the comics.  Issue #69 is next.  If there's going to be a comic that I know will be disapointing, I just skip it and get one of those Johnnie The Homicidal Maniac comic books and wait for a better Futurama comic to come.

Anyway, back on topic.  In Fun On A Bun, how were Fry and Leela able to eat with their feet in the beginning?

cyber_turnip

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« Reply #203 on: 10-12-2013 20:55 »

I mean, they didn't do anything I couldn't do. It'd take me longer and I'd be a bit more clumsy, but I could do it.

The implication is that it's more normal to use your feet like that in the future (other people have done it in various episodes), so they're probably just more used to it and, therefore, better at it.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #204 on: 10-12-2013 20:56 »

It would be cool.   Still it was a joke.  I'm fine with it going on through the comics.  Issue #69 is next.  If there's going to be a comic that I know will be disapointing, I just skip it and get one of those Johnnie The Homicidal Maniac comic books and wait for a better Futurama comic to come.
Great to see that I'm not the only Jhonen Vasquez fan here. cool
Jezzem

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« Reply #205 on: 10-13-2013 06:32 »

I'm glad to see KurtPikachu isn't the only other Jhonen Vasquez fan here!
MeatablePie

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« Reply #206 on: 10-13-2013 19:33 »

I had a dream that Futurama was brought back, but the style was Homestar Runner-esque.

It would be hilarious if the show was brought back exactly like that.
Beamer

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« Reply #207 on: 10-13-2013 19:35 »

I think Futurama should be brought back as a series of russian stacking dolls.
MeatablePie

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« Reply #208 on: 10-13-2013 19:39 »

I think Futurama should be brought back as a series of russian stacking dolls.

Scratch that Homestar Runner style, this is how Futurama should exactly be brought back.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #209 on: 10-13-2013 19:39 »

I think Futurama should be brought back as a series of russian stacking dolls.
Already Done, Beamster.

Shame on You for being so unoriginal. Shame on You. no no
Beamer

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« Reply #210 on: 10-13-2013 19:45 »

It's hardly canon if there's no Scruffy.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #211 on: 10-13-2013 20:44 »
« Last Edit on: 10-14-2013 02:48 »

Ahh, It feels nice to have my good old Avatar back.
So, I originally asked this in the 'Would You Rather' thread, but I figured it could warrant further discussion.
Which non-finale episode do you think could've worked as a full-out series finale?
I always thought 'The Sting' could've worked. It had the required Fry/Leela plotline, featured every Planet Express crew member, and was very memorable.
What do you all think?
Beamer

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« Reply #212 on: 10-14-2013 06:47 »

I guess The Late Philip J Fry could've worked. Having it at the end definitely would've raised the stakes for me as a viewer.

(Not that I think anything other that Meanwhile should've been the finale smile)
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #213 on: 10-14-2013 10:06 »

I think Futurama should be brought back as a series of russian stacking dolls.
Already Done, Beamster.

Shame on You for being so unoriginal. Shame on You. no no

The scale is all wrong! Wouldn't it make more sense to have someone like Lrrr as the largest?
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #214 on: 10-14-2013 10:51 »

Yeah, "The Late Philip J. Fry" is a good shout.
Beamer

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« Reply #215 on: 10-14-2013 11:04 »

And would make a good cyclical series of Russian stacking dolls, too. smile
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #216 on: 10-14-2013 11:25 »

Which non-finale episode do you think could've worked as a full-out series finale?

I asked this question when I was new to PEEL, and I stand by my original idea:

The Why of Fry. It resolves the show's biggest recurring plot and even ends with some shippiness, without completely overdoing it. Not to mention it has some of the best sci-fi the show's ever conceived.

Another interesting choice would be "Time Keeps on Slippin'". A risky one, that is. It's one of the few episodes to end on an unhappy note, but I feel it would've actually been really sad as a finale. And I love being miserable. smile
Beamer

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« Reply #217 on: 10-14-2013 11:41 »

I almost said Time Keeps on Slipping in my post earlier! I have a feeling a lot of people would've hated it as the ending, but holy shit it would've been a powerful one.

The Why of Fry would've made a better ending to the Fox run than The Devil's Hands, in my opinion.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #218 on: 10-14-2013 11:50 »

Those both could have been great finales; Time Keeps on Slippin' with it's epic end of the world -theme, Fry and Leela's wedding and the ending would have been very strong, Why of Fry with its plot "revisiting the cryogenic lab". Yeah, both better than The Devil's Hands, now to think of it.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #219 on: 10-14-2013 11:55 »

And how about the worst possbile finales? I can just imagine the ridiculous rage if "The Cryonic Woman" were a finale. Especially from that guy. You know, the one we can't mention. He really loved Fry.

Hermes!

Beamer

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« Reply #220 on: 10-14-2013 11:56 »

... It's Randi, right?
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #221 on: 10-14-2013 21:16 »

In what website was it where you people got those Animatics for the new upcoming episodes?

How come it was only this website that posted them and a little bit on FMMB, but not at Fan Forum?

Also, forgive me if I've asked this before but why did it take so long to hear news about the show being cancelled or not?
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #222 on: 10-14-2013 23:20 »

The Why of Fry would've made a better ending to the Fox run than The Devil's Hands, in my opinion.
After a re-watch, I very much agree with this.
First of all, it's shippy; but it doesn't overdo it, keeping the Fry+Leela plot to a minimum, and putting the actual storyline on a higher pedestal. Next off, it's got plenty of call-backs, From obvious ones like The Brains from 'The day Earth stood stupid', or the smaller ones like Elzar's restaurant making an appearance, or Fry being at O'Zorgonax's Pub. What really makes me think it could've easily worked as a finale was the amazing storyline that really made the series feel full-circle. I'd go as far as to say it's one of the best Sci-Fi stories I've heard in a long time!
The only thing that may have disqualified it was the fact that neither Hermes or The Professor made an appearance. However, I think the great story would've really made up for that fault.
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #223 on: 10-14-2013 23:35 »

In what website was it where you people got those Animatics for the new upcoming episodes?

How come it was only this website that posted them and a little bit on FMMB, but not at Fan Forum?

Also, forgive me if I've asked this before but why did it take so long to hear news about the show being cancelled or not?


1. http://carbonmade.com/ This is where the links posted in the SMFP animatic thread go to anyway, though the animatics don't seem to exist anymore.

2. Because it wasn't very well known (apparently the guy who posted it saw it back in March).

3. Because no one announced about Futuramas fate till April-Mayish, 2 months after CC renewed the contracts for their shows, but left Futurama on hiatus.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #224 on: 10-15-2013 00:12 »

OKay, thanks.

In that episode 30th Century Fox, how was Fry able to climb that high fence?  Did Bender help him?

Cool episode, BTW.  Leela acted like Hayley from AD in that episode.   Who knew Bender was a robo-animal right activist?  He only cares for robots and not humans!

Beamer

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« Reply #225 on: 10-15-2013 04:18 »

In that episode 30th Century Fox, how was Fry able to climb that high fence?  Did Bender help him?

It's a cartoon. roll eyes

Leela acted like Hayley from AD in that episode.   Who knew Bender was a robo-animal right activist?  He only cares for robots and not humans!

Your sources of reference are either too obscure or simply not on the Futurama writers' radar. I'm sure it's coincidental.

And Bender advocating for robot rights has been a staple of the show since the first season. It's perfectly in-character.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #226 on: 10-15-2013 15:10 »

How come we never learned the name of that Pogo Stick planet in the beginning of Fry Am The Eggman?   What would the name of that planet be?

Another thing about Meanwhile, since Fry was born in 1974, did that mean him and Leela got married when he was pushing 40?

cyber_turnip

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« Reply #227 on: 10-15-2013 16:43 »

No, because Futurama exists in a strange sort of sliding timescale where time passes but characters don't age (unless it's plot relevant as it was with Jrrr in "T.: The Terrestrial".
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #228 on: 10-15-2013 17:07 »


Another thing about Meanwhile, since Fry was born in 1974, did that mean him and Leela got married when he was pushing 40?


No, Fry is still 30. It's similar to the 29th birthday: Some women manage to stay that age for far more than 1 year...
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #229 on: 10-15-2013 19:30 »

Right about that dudes.  Cartoon characters _Never_ age.  Anyway, did anybody know that the writer for the comics Ian Boothby was in a movie with Adam Sandler?   That movie was Happy Gilmore.
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #230 on: 10-15-2013 20:01 »

That's so interesting! (gets eaten by a cobra)
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« Reply #231 on: 10-15-2013 21:30 »

I agree as well.  tongue
El-Man

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« Reply #232 on: 10-15-2013 22:49 »

No, because Futurama exists in a strange sort of sliding timescale where time passes but characters don't age

I prefer to think there's an in-show tech reason. How else could the Prof reach 160?
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #233 on: 10-15-2013 23:47 »

The characters do age on the show, just that the writers pick and choose who they actually want to show the age affects to. If age could be used for a storyline or something interesting for the show, they'll do it like they did with Jrrr, but for regular characters like Fry and Leela, they simply don't bother with and have keep the exact same design as when they first appeared while still being in their late 30's (besides, don't they have a lot of different anti aging stuff in the future).

As for Cubert, Dwight, and the orphans...really major growth stunt?
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #234 on: 10-16-2013 00:07 »

David X. Cohen has spoken in interviews about the fact that they don't age.

He basically says that "they don't age because it's a cartoon and it's best not to think about it".
Lambda

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« Reply #235 on: 10-16-2013 00:24 »

I used to think that because humans can grow older, it takes longer before they show signs of aging/maturity
AdrenalinDragon

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« Reply #236 on: 10-16-2013 01:57 »

The characters only age when they have to like The Simpsons and South Park. Bart turns 10 in Radio Bart if I recall and the boys in South Park slowly get older too. As for Fry's age, who the hell knows for sure after Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles and all his time travelling?
Beamer

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« Reply #237 on: 10-16-2013 03:09 »

I prefer to think there's an in-show tech reason. How else could the Prof reach 160?

I figured it was mainly just in reference to the fact that average human life expectancy continues to become higher in number gradually over the years... I don't think it's completely unfeasible to think that, in the next 1,000 years, at least one human being would eventually make it to that age (what, with advances in modern medicine and all).
ZackAttack102

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« Reply #238 on: 10-18-2013 02:44 »
« Last Edit on: 10-19-2013 15:44 »

My girlfriend said I look like Fry! Is that a good thing or a bad thing? roll eyes
Beamer

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« Reply #239 on: 10-18-2013 03:00 »

I actually think quite a few of the female members here would attest that it's a good thing. Though this really does just belong in the general Futurama discussion thread. smile
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