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Kryten

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« Reply #40 on: 01-15-2003 00:05 »

Well, we got "I, Roomate" tonight, and I finally got to see the opening scene. Great episode. I'm really, REALLY grateful to CN.
evan

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« Reply #41 on: 01-15-2003 00:24 »

More proof that CN is run by gods -- I honestly wasn't a huge fan of this ep. until it was shown again tonight. Now, it's one of my favorites of season 1.
Erdrik

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« Reply #42 on: 01-15-2003 01:11 »

Great Episode! Cartoon Network rules... wait haven't I said that already?? Can't wait for tomarrow.  big grin

Call me Erdrik

Boycott Fox!! Down with the Evil OverLords!!
Joe25

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« Reply #43 on: 01-15-2003 01:15 »

Space Pilot 3000:  A really cool start to the series.  I watched it with very low expectations when it first aired.  I only weatched it because it came on right after an episode of "The Simpsons" in which Homer became a truck driver.  It then started with one of my favorite episode openings "Space.  It seems to go on and on forever.  And then the giant gorilla starts throwing barrels at you."  From then on I was hooked.  It was witty, and the plot was clever, yet (somewhat) serious.  Fry, Bender, and Leela soon became won of my favorite characters.

The Series has Landed:  This episode I have the least fondest memories watching, not because it was bad, but because it was the only episode of the first season I didn't tape, and I watched it in a hotel with my family.  I didn't get to see it again until I got the Season DVDs.  Bender, Fry, Farnsworth, and Amy were really funny in this episode.  My favorite moments included the scene with Bender trying to get the keys out of the claw machine, the count down, the Planet Express commercial, and the lunar lander scene (including Fry and Leela's rescue).  I found Zoidberg's character very forgettable when I first watched it.  I hardly remember seeing that part.

I, Roommate:  I really liked this episode.  I remember the scene which Fry asking Bender where the bathroom is absolutely hilarious.  I also found the Odd Couple parody, the opening scene (especially Fry using the ship's engine as a hair dryer) and the suprise ending really funny.  I didn't really understand Bender acting drunk didn't figure out that he needed alochol to fuction ,especially after watching Space Pilot numerous times.  I found those scenes rather depressing.
Guy

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« Reply #44 on: 01-15-2003 13:20 »

And cartoon network has pulled ahead of C4, Sky, and FOX as thee top Futurama channel. Hip hip hooray!
Impossible

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« Reply #45 on: 01-15-2003 14:21 »

I watch the first episode occasionally. Brings back some wicked memories. I actually remember where I first watched Futurama. And I got to watch Futurama in school today!
Guy

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« Reply #46 on: 01-15-2003 15:35 »

Ah, I Roomate. Perfect. Bender and Fry. Great. Plot. Great. Gags. Great. Ending. brilliant. Got to be one of the best EVER episodes of Futurama.
Timo

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« Reply #47 on: 01-16-2003 09:49 »

Hey, just a thought: how about renaming this thread "Futurama on Cartoon Network" or some such, and just adding to it continuously, ala "Bartman's Trivia"?

That seems to be happening anyway, so how about renaming it to something instantly recognizable as such?

Cartoon Network rocks!  (Just like San Dimas High School Football.)
Kryten

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« Reply #48 on: 01-16-2003 14:47 »

Because we can't rename threads.
SQFreak

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« Reply #49 on: 01-16-2003 18:00 »

I noticed something in the reshowing of "Love's Labours Lost in Space." When Nibbler comes out of the bushes, Leela says, "Hello there!" Nibbler says something incomprehensible. But it's not totally incomprehensible. Listen to it again and it sounds like, "Hello Leela!" almost in an Astro from The Jetsons type of voice, putting "R"s everywhere.

"I'm a thing!" -Bender, in "A Fishful of Dollars"

"Watching television shows doesn't create psycho killers; cancelling TV shows does!" --Scary Movie
blahness

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« Reply #50 on: 01-16-2003 18:56 »

 
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Originally posted by SQFreak:
I noticed something in the reshowing of "Love's Labours Lost in Space." When Nibbler comes out of the bushes, Leela says, "Hello there!" Nibbler says something incomprehensible. But it's not totally incomprehensible. Listen to it again and it sounds like, "Hello Leela!" almost in an Astro from The Jetsons type of voice, putting "R"s everywhere.



sounds like it could be but then again it also sounds like nonsense... if anyone could slow down the audio it might clear it up  smile
McGrady

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« Reply #51 on: 01-16-2003 21:53 »
« Last Edit on: 01-17-2003 00:00 »

I slowed down the audio, changed the pitched, removed the stepping sound, not much clears it up.  Nope, it is gibberish, sorry.

Just a side note, in the season 2 dvds cut scene for biclops built for two Nibbler wasn't done by Frank Welker but sounds more like Lauren Tom, but is definately Frank Welker in the finished episode.
The Baz

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« Reply #52 on: 01-16-2003 23:15 »

MY SECOND FAVORITE FUTURAMA EVER... THANK YOU CARTOON NETWORK

I'm sorry for the caps but, The Fear of Bot Planet,  is just the best of the bunch people!
The visual gags, the jokes, the story, the animation, all crazy.  It really reminds me of why Futurama will go down in my mind as the best show ever to grace television.

Thank you Cartoon Network!  big grin
What does everyone else think about this episode?  Incredible.  I love season one!
SQFreak

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« Reply #53 on: 01-16-2003 23:26 »

Who took the photos at the end? Planet Express Ship didn't exist yet as a character.
Kryten

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« Reply #54 on: 01-17-2003 00:25 »

 
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Originally posted by The Baz:

Thank you Cartoon Network!   big grin
What does everyone else think about this episode?  Incredible.  I love season one!

SILENCE! I concur!

Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #55 on: 01-17-2003 01:51 »

 
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Originally posted by SQFreak:
Who took the photos at the end? Planet Express Ship didn't exist yet as a character.

They probably just used the ship's CCTV cameras (or whatever the 31st century equivilent is).
Erdrik

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« Reply #56 on: 01-17-2003 02:20 »

 
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Originally posted by The Baz:
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Thank you Cartoon Network!   big grin
What does everyone else think about this episode?  Incredible.  I love season one!

I liked it but it's not a favorite... It was pure comedy and I perfer a little more emotion in my 'stories'. Lol   big grin

Call me Erdrik

Boycott Fox!! Down with the Evil OverLords!!
Timo

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« Reply #57 on: 01-17-2003 09:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
Because we can't rename threads.

What!?!  We can freeze a guy for a thousand years, and put an amusement park on the moon, but with all our vaunted technology we can't rename threads!?!  I find that offensive!
FishyJoe

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« Reply #58 on: 01-17-2003 15:44 »

I liked Fear of a Bot Planet back when it first aired...but maybe I was just desperate for some semi-decent comedy. Nowadays it doesn't hold up. I think it's the show's first major misfire. Blurnsball is funny, but most of the robot jokes are kind of corny.

Going back a few days, I, Roommate and Love's Labor's Lost In Space are both still great. Today's comedians could learn from those episodes.
iliketowankalot

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« Reply #59 on: 01-17-2003 15:54 »
« Last Edit on: 01-18-2003 00:00 »

I liked Fear of a bot plannet for some reason even though most don't.
I thought I roommate just seemed too much like an ordinary episode from an ordinary sitcom, Matt Groening admitted that this was the one and only episode that they tried to do what FOX wanted them to do although in the end Fox still hated the episode.
Although it did have a good twist at the end that I didn't see cumming
SQFreak

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« Reply #60 on: 01-17-2003 22:40 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
Today's comedians could learn from those episodes.

Is that supposed to be a Harold Zoid "That's Lobstertainment!" throwback? Or, it was something with a greeting card, "Mother's Day" maybe?

 
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Originally posted by iliketowankalot:

Although it did have a good twist at the end that I didn't see cumming

Silence! Yes, that was a good twist. "Silence!" is still a joke (still was a joke) among Futurama writers according to S1 DVD commentary. And the Chapek 9-ians improved relations with the humans, I think. Aren't they in the DOOP?
Clacker

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« Reply #61 on: 01-18-2003 12:00 »

i've seen on a couple of futurama sites that say Apu was in the pilot in the head museum scene, but if you are a simpsons fan like i am you see that its clearly not apu but ome guy that slightly resembles him.

just wanted to mention that.
Teral

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« Reply #62 on: 01-18-2003 12:36 »

 
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Originally posted by SQFreak:
 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
Today's comedians could learn from those episodes.

Is that supposed to be a Harold Zoid "That's Lobstertainment!" throwback? Or, it was something with a greeting card, "Mother's Day" maybe?

It's from Xmas Story. When Zoidy get a card from his cousin Zoidfarb, with the words Santa Claws, he say "Now that's humorous! Todays comedians could learn from this card."

 
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Silence! Yes, that was a good twist. "Silence!" is still a joke (still was a joke) among Futurama writers according to S1 DVD commentary. And the Chapek 9-ians improved relations with the humans, I think. Aren't they in the DOOP?

The robots praised hu´mans after the PE crew ended their crippling lugnut shortage. Probably an important first step in ending the hatred.
clampybot

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« Reply #63 on: 01-18-2003 21:05 »

tell the people aussies don't get it!
lfv
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« Reply #64 on: 01-18-2003 21:19 »

 
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Originally posted by clampybot:
tell the people aussies don't get it!

::scratches head:: huh?
Kryten

Space Pope
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« Reply #65 on: 01-18-2003 22:22 »

SILENCE! Huh?
clampybot

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« Reply #66 on: 01-18-2003 22:27 »

aussies don't get Futurama on CN all we have is fox 8 and channel 7!
Clacker

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« Reply #67 on: 01-18-2003 23:24 »

channel 7 suck!

im gonna call 7 and complain, they are so stingy on futurama.
lfv
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« Reply #68 on: 01-19-2003 01:00 »
« Last Edit on: 01-19-2003 01:00 »

 
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Originally posted by clampybot:
aussies don't get Futurama on CN all we have is fox 8 and channel 7!

probably some legal obligation down there saying CN Australia can't air Futurama. Or something. Beats me. But Adult Swim in Australia airs Neon Genesis Evangelion and ours doesn't (The Anime Network airs it here).

Plus you guys have it on 2 channels already AND DVD. Why another?

I guess tomorrow it'll be time to begin a new retro-review thread.
mAtboisLim

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« Reply #69 on: 01-19-2003 19:11 »

We could get it later on? dont UK get it like in May.......if so then we could too
Lee Roberts

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« Reply #70 on: 01-23-2003 11:46 »

This a good idea but wouldn't it be under websites/reviews?
Excellent by the way  wink
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
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« Reply #71 on: 01-23-2003 17:11 »

 
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Originally posted by Lee Roberts:
This a good idea but wouldn't it be under websites/reviews?

Uh, no. Websites/Reviews is strictly about Futurama websites, and peoples opinions about them.

Episode reviews belongs in General Discussion.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #72 on: 01-23-2003 17:40 »

But THANKS for playing!  Here's a lovely parting gift.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #73 on: 07-22-2013 21:16 »

Personally, this is an awesome way to start out the series. It's played out with the best pacing that the show's had, and introduces us to the main characters without it feeling forced or anything. A perfect start in my eyes. I don't really like how the night Fry was frozen is being so much used in later episodes, it almost makes me not enjoy this as much as I normally do. That could just be me though. The episode deserves a 9/10
DannyJC13

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« Reply #74 on: 07-22-2013 21:17 »

I don't really like how the night Fry was frozen is being so much used in later episodes, it almost makes me not enjoy this as much as I normally do. That could just be me though.

How dare you! tongue
SolidSnake

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« Reply #75 on: 07-22-2013 21:28 »

Yeah, it might just be me.  laff
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