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Yoplait

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« Reply #120 on: 06-02-2003 15:10 »
« Last Edit on: 06-02-2003 15:10 »

I think it's fairly obvious that the Giant Space Bees killed all the Giant Space Wasps and took over their hive sometime after the last crew was killed.
SQFreak

Professor
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« Reply #121 on: 06-02-2003 15:14 »

You mean the other way around. Giant Space Bees killed all the Giant Space Wasps.
Chump

Urban Legend
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« Reply #122 on: 06-02-2003 15:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Anarchist:
Uh, I'm not sure if this comment belongs here or not, but am I the only one who's aware of the fact that queen bees do not have stingers? They have ovaries instead. That's what makes them queen bees.

I thought they did. Because when more than one baby queen is born, the first one to emerge kills the other two by stinging them to death. And queens can take over hives by killing the queens by stinging them to death...

Do they lose their stingers? I might be mistaken. It doesn't matter though, they can get away with it no matter what because they are outer space bees.

Lines I liked in this one:

H: "Honeycomb big! Yeah yeah yeah!"
B: "Honeycomb small?"
H: "No no no!"

Prof: "Ordinary honey."
Leela: "That doesn't sound so dangerous."
Prof: "This is no ordinary honey!"
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #123 on: 06-02-2003 15:37 »

Not being American, that:
H: "Honeycomb big! Yeah yeah yeah!"
B: "Honeycomb small?"
H: "No no no!"
Just seemed wayyyy out of place.
Chump

Urban Legend
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« Reply #124 on: 06-02-2003 15:40 »

I've only heard it on cartoons.
This, and Family Guy, as Cleavland Jr. sings it during one of his crazy hyperactive stints.
zozer

Bending Unit
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« Reply #125 on: 06-02-2003 15:51 »
« Last Edit on: 06-02-2003 15:51 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
Not being American, that:
H: "Honeycomb big! Yeah yeah yeah!"
B: "Honeycomb small?"
H: "No no no!"
Just seemed wayyyy out of place.

ohhh. now i get it. i havent seen that commercial in years. now days they show that hairy guy who yells "me want honeycomb". im sure there's a lot of american things that yall wouldn't get.

semper fi. carry on.
mads

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« Reply #126 on: 06-02-2003 16:16 »

I loved this episode. The funniest part, where when leela thaugt that bender and the other where singing. And that they exploded.

All the times when she dreams, are great. And when Fry talks to her from the picture.
Futurama_Hil

Urban Legend
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« Reply #127 on: 06-02-2003 16:24 »

Just wanted to add some things after seeing it again...

I also do that with my cats in the morning and when my dogs were pups I did that too. 

About the things Leela had in her box, another reason that she maybe DOES have feelings for Fry.  Man, I got it bad... I can't get enough of the shippy stuff!  I'm growing into another chick-flic girl, god!  Still, I think what gets me is the perfect match Fry and Leela make.  Yeah, that's what makes it so powerful. 

Anyway, the ep was perfect except for the slight absense of laugh-out-loud humor.  I've been singing the "bee happy' song all day in school!
 "I've forgot how many hundreds of degrees below zero it is."  Also, Bender's line: "I always wanted to kill all humans except one"- touching- from BENDER?!  Anyway, couldn't ask for a better fic, Pat!  Hope Futurama lives on thru fanfics!  (I'll be writing 'em)
Ginster

Bending Unit
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« Reply #128 on: 06-02-2003 17:37 »

I liked the radiator in the SnuSnu scene wink

Nice Movie references (Space Odissey)
it was kind of refreshing to watch some Futurama again but there where many better eps

 
Eternity with nerds, its the Pasadena-Star-Trek-Convention all over again!
Moron!

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #129 on: 06-02-2003 18:17 »
« Last Edit on: 06-02-2003 18:17 »

Yay I contributed to CGEF's "Did You Notice..."!

 
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that Zapp Brannigan was absent from Fry's funeral? Guess it's clear our favorite space-case is not welcome in Leela's dreams under ANY circumstances! {M}

That was me! I'm a dork!
-Zapp-

Crustacean
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« Reply #130 on: 06-02-2003 20:57 »

I thought the episode wasn't very funny, but it was great to see the relationship between Leela and Fry could be getting somewhere.
Scythemantis

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« Reply #131 on: 06-02-2003 22:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Spanghewed:
I loved that episode! One thing I liked was the "Farewell from the world of tomorrow!" from the guy that Fry met in the first episode... But how did Leela know about him? Also, wasn't the previous crew killed by space WASPS (and then eaten, according to the envelope)?

The only thing that I could say could make the episode better is if at the end, as it faded to the credits, Fry told Leela to wake up again. >  smile

You don't remember? Leela worked there and knew that guy. It was shown a few times that he has always said the same thing to everyone who woke up from the freezing there.
El Zilcho

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« Reply #132 on: 06-02-2003 23:47 »

Fry telling Leela to wake up one last time? That's an allright throwaway joke, but I'm glad they didn't end it like that. My heart sank when Leela woke up after Fry was regenerated from the royal jelly, so ending the ep with "Wake up" would really just be annoying.
fromage

Starship Captain
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« Reply #133 on: 06-03-2003 00:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Yoplait:
I think it's fairly obvious that the Giant Space Bees killed all the Giant Space Wasps and took over their hive sometime after the last crew was killed.

Or maybe the last crew has been killed by bees and the Wasps ate the corpses.

Or maybe the professor wrote "wasps" on the enveloppe even if the crew was killed by bees. You know, the professor tends to forget things...
Moron!

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #134 on: 06-03-2003 00:29 »

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Best theory I've heard yet.
Future Angel
Bending Unit
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« Reply #135 on: 06-03-2003 03:00 »

It was a great episode. Thank god for tapes and VCRs. I was in Bellingham, to pick up a friend who was gonna help me with a televison production, but she got sick... Anyway I was aon the freeway and missed it, I got home at 7:15. I wasn't going to turn it on in the middle of the episode and spoil it all for myself. So I watched it after i ended. But I still missed IT!!!   mad

Anyway, I figured out right away that Leela had been stung and not Fry, since the singer did go right through him and rip Leela's shirt. The mark in the middle of the rip gave it away to me.

It was a great episode. Zoidberg's "I wish I could have removed the singer" was great with the empasis on the "G". and then the sound of the stinger being crushed as the coffin lid closed. The whole "Don't worry, Bee happy" song was halarious.

Overall, one of the best epsiodes.
Yoplait

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« Reply #136 on: 06-03-2003 03:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Future Angel:

Anyway, I figured out right away that Leela had been stung and not Fry, since the singer did go right through him and rip Leela's shirt. The mark in the middle of the rip gave it away to me.

You're understanding of human anatomy is a tad different than mine. Usually when someone is pierced all the way through, many vital organs and vessels are torn and the individual dies. When someone just barely gets pricked, they tend to survive.  Of course this fails to take into account any poison that may have been injected.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #137 on: 06-03-2003 04:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Moron!:
Yay I contributed to CGEF's "Did You Notice..."!
quote:
that Zapp Brannigan was absent from Fry's funeral? Guess it's clear our favorite space-case is not welcome in Leela's dreams under ANY circumstances! {M}

Hmph! Well. Now I know who my friends are!
<Walks away muttering>
... Screw all of you! ... I'm gonna go start my own amusement park... with blackjack, and hookers... aw forget the amusement park...
  wink
sheep555

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #138 on: 06-03-2003 04:36 »

Pretty much everything I was going to say has already been said...it was a great episode.
MattyB

Bending Unit
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« Reply #139 on: 06-03-2003 10:05 »

Can't wait to see this ep!!
Ricky

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #140 on: 06-03-2003 10:18 »

The episode was good, no doubt about that. Because of Fry telling Leela that she had to wake up every other minute, I had an idea of what was going on.. I've seen that type of plot before (the dream in a dream-thing), but I can't remember where! Maybe it'll come back to me in a dream...  tongue

I think this episode was a very well-balanced one. Romance, humour, space travel, the PE crew... everything. And not too much of either part - which makes me rate it 88%. A couple more funny lines and subtle jokes, and it would reach my top-5 list!
ZoidNut

Crustacean
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« Reply #141 on: 06-03-2003 10:59 »

This episode takes its place in my top 5 favorites.  I LOVED the "Please Wake Up" parts from Fry.  My favorite joke of the episode is when Leela says that the only things the old crew did better was "suck and die".

In all the humor in this episode was overshadowed by the plot line, that had me on the edge of my seat.  I laughed, I cried, I LOVED IT!

Don Stefano
Poppler
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« Reply #142 on: 06-03-2003 11:56 »

It was a very strange, though okay episode...

I liked all the past-episode references and 'Walking on sunshine' played by that Scottish dude was very well done. Quite an emotional ending, but nothing compared with Jurassic Bark.

Overall, seems like this Futurama season is, just like Simpsons season 14, ending pretty well after a few weak episodes... 
SQFreak

Professor
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« Reply #143 on: 06-03-2003 12:08 »

I don't think Scruffy is Scottish. He seems to talk in a 3rd person American accent whenever he talks. Though we may have now found out that he has Scottish ancestry...
Arkard

Bending Unit
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« Reply #144 on: 06-03-2003 12:39 »

i hope verrone has participated in the recording of the dvd audio commentary for this episode. it is great and stands out from the others. i'm curious what he has to say about it's creation.
grunka_lunka

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #145 on: 06-03-2003 13:00 »

hey, was that the first time fry actually told leela that he loves her? all i remember is the 'i love you leela' message he made with the stars.
El Zilcho

Professor
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« Reply #146 on: 06-03-2003 13:31 »

When Fry had worms a few episodes before, he told her he loved her.
SQFreak

Professor
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« Reply #147 on: 06-03-2003 14:21 »

El Zilcho is right. Fry says that he loves her but has never been able to put it into words before in "Parasites Lost."

However, "The Sting" is the first time he says he loves her not under the influence of mind-altering chemicals or parasites, etc.
Quite a plot development if you ask me.
Futurama_Hil

Urban Legend
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« Reply #148 on: 06-03-2003 15:50 »

also love & rocket.  She knows he loves her anyways.

more to add: i don't really think it was THAT emotional, not like JB or LH. 

ALSO the whole "it was a dream" is not rare at all.  (most popular- Wiz of Oz) still, this situation was different.  it was also BETTER than all those other dream plots
Gocad

Space Pope
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« Reply #149 on: 06-03-2003 16:01 »

 
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Originally posted by SQFreak:
I don't think Scruffy is Scottish. He seems to talk in a 3rd person American accent whenever he talks. Though we may have now found out that he has Scottish ancestry...

Scruffy was most qualified to play the "Scotty" part, after all, the scene was another reference to Star Trek II.
Zoop
Crustacean
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« Reply #150 on: 06-03-2003 17:26 »

Rich, original, subtle, dense, with a wide range of emotions and a coma "delirium" going crescendo that really worked on me...and that's all I could expect.


This ep reaches my top 10 favorites,
actually I mean my top 5...
hey wait no ! it reaches my top 1 !!


 
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Originally posted by *getak2003*:
*but it was then followed by, "you need to take a shower" and then "you too"
i hate those little mood killers.
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I didn't think it was a mood killer. Of course, it would have been if they said out of loud "pioo! you stink ! you have to take a shower..."   laff

The way they said it (whispering) suited their complicity ; it was just in the right tone to make me have a last laugh without spoiling my mood ! it brought a funny final touch to this crazy ep...IMHO  wink

'Dura Lex, Let's Sex'

whaa ? wrong quote ?
CyberKnight

Urban Legend
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« Reply #151 on: 06-03-2003 17:33 »
« Last Edit on: 06-03-2003 17:33 »

Just got through watching it. Pretty spiffy. The ending was nice, and there were enough jokes to keep the non-shippers (which don't include me) happy. Loved the ST2 reference. The funeral was genius - ironically, that would have been a perfect way to end the show (if they chose to go on a sad note).

The plot I kinda guessed from when Leela got stung. Chalk it up to watching too many Voyager episodes ("Waking Moments" comes to mind in particular).

These last few eps (dang, only 7 now) really have a tone of finality about them, either intentionally or unintentionally.

Anyway, I'll give it a 9. Definitely fits more in the "Parasites Lost" than "Roswell that Ends Well" tone, though.

EDIT: Thinking about it, the episode of Voyager it most reminded me of was Season Two's "Coda". This blew it out of the water, though.

I agree with the comment posted on CGEF - cutting the show off when it's producing episodes like this should be criminal. Interesting to note that even with the present score of 89, the episode still ranks 19/67.

Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #152 on: 06-03-2003 17:58 »

"Waking Moments"! That's the episode that kept alluding me. I also kinda liked the reference to "Demon" (although the Voyager ep stunk (no offence  wink ))

I'm glad it wasn't as shippy as I had feared (or maybe I'm just not looking hard enough), but I think this was more a show of friendship and a guilty conscience, than true love.

Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
CyberKnight

Urban Legend
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« Reply #153 on: 06-03-2003 18:03 »

Oh, non taken. "Demon" is possibly the worst Voyager episode (even worse than "Endgame" ). And then they made a sequel to it ("Course : Oblivion" ).

By the way, Teral, have you noticed something ST and Futurama have in common - the fans blame a person named Berman  wink.
Juutje2111

Bending Unit
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« Reply #154 on: 06-03-2003 18:08 »

I also think this was one of the best episodes ever!

There was a lot of romance between L/F, I think that was nice, it gave us something to think about, maybe they are getting closer together.

And the humor, it was sarcastic, that's what I love in Futurama, that typical Bender-like humor, that Fry-stupidness and Leela was a little bit confused and messed up in this episode, but that was because she was in a coma.

The beginning was great ! The professor saying that they weren't good enough and finding that black box and the other ship. The plot was also very funny, I never thought that Fry would stay death, but I didn't guess it was Leela who had gotten the poison,
IT WAS FUN!
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #155 on: 06-03-2003 18:52 »

 
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Originally posted by CyberKnight:
Oh, non taken. "Demon" is possibly the worst Voyager episode (even worse than "Endgame" ).

Worse than "Threshold"? How is that possible?
 
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By the way, Teral, have you noticed something ST and Futurama have in common - the fans blame a person named Berman   wink.

Heh, yeah that's almost too spooky. To qoute an old "acquaintance: "I believe in coincidences, coincidences happen every day. I just don't trust coincidences."

Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
Futurama_Hil

Urban Legend
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« Reply #156 on: 06-03-2003 19:08 »

I noticed that too, even though I could care less about ST.  It's really freaky, dude.
CyberKnight

Urban Legend
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« Reply #157 on: 06-03-2003 21:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
Worse than "Threshold"? How is that possible?

I didn't actually mind "Threshold" that much. If you can ignore the huge gaping plot holes, the silly plot, the...wait a minute.  wink

Both "Demon" and "Threshold" would feature on my list of episodes I would not show to someone if I wanted to make them a Voyager fan.
VelourFog

Space Pope
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« Reply #158 on: 06-03-2003 23:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Chanukah Zombie:
Dear Velour Fog,

I'm sorry; I must have written ambiguously. I'll try to be a little clearer here. What I said way back then was that the two species were, in fact, the same thing. This despite the difference in name. That was the big novelty and that was the idea that encountered skepticism at the time. I hope you don't blame me for feeling a little vindicated now. After all, my wild speculations get shot down a lot around here so it's refreshing to get one right now and then.   smile  What are your thoughts on the episode? 

 
aw. sorry. C. Zombie. I was just mocking you (in a good natured way). but seriously. I understood what you meant and congratulations at making the connection before the ep. aired. maybe some more of your theories will come true soon



"cuter than a chinchilla, and only twice as bitey" -rach
Grim

Professor
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« Reply #159 on: 06-04-2003 00:25 »

Just got to see the sting, I watched it at work (dont tell the boss) but I really enjoyed it. Very confusing and I loved the "Dont worry bee happy" bit.

Awesome ep

Bring on next week's...
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