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TinyTimBot

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« on: 09-26-2003 06:27 »

I don't really know if u guys had already did this topic but don't u think that for a FedEx ship, it sure can kick ass.
Torpedoes? (vi0lent!) And the torpedoe launchers's cover can either be a phaser strip (deadLy!) or the hi-beams (MorE DeaDly, considering wat it did to DS9)
 
Beamer

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« Reply #1 on: 09-26-2003 06:50 »

Keep in mind the Professor's unstable insanity is probably the cause of why it has such desctructive features.
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« Reply #2 on: 09-26-2003 09:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
Keep in mind the Professor's unstable insanity is probably the cause of why it has such desctructive features.

Hey, that's a good idea.  It does mkake sense, what with the crackpot Professor...  big grin
Teral

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« Reply #3 on: 09-26-2003 10:56 »
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You never know when you have to defend your cargo from spacepirates. Or kick some American Airforce butt, so heavy armaments are just a wise choice.
TinyTimBot

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« Reply #4 on: 09-26-2003 11:04 »

Yeah but do u see a DHL delivery van with torpedoes? I mean ok that will REALLY help in a jam but stil..
But don't get me wrong. It may look like a steak house but she flies like a bistro.. WeeEhhh!  smile
Hey the ship is really bigger than it looks, right? Just how big is your fis.. I mean ship?
SHLEY

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« Reply #5 on: 09-26-2003 11:26 »

the millenium falcon started off as a freighter, then modified into a formidable warship also.
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« Reply #6 on: 09-26-2003 12:10 »

The difference between DHL/FedEx and Planet Express is that their routes are (relatively) less treacherous. The first land delivery services were armed, as were the first sea ones. Once the world was secured, the need for armaments on merchant vessels was reduced.

Of course, in space, it's going to be difficult to secure the universe as it's so big. So it makes sense that the delivery ship would be armed. Especially when they run into space pirates.  wink
TinyTimBot

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« Reply #7 on: 09-26-2003 13:52 »

Well yeah i guess u do have a point there, Sir Knight..
Hey i just noticed something too.. On the right side of the PES's bridge (same level with the captian's seat) there is a microscope thinga-ma-bob. Looks really like the one T'Poh uses in Enterprise at her bridge workstation.. Curious..
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« Reply #8 on: 09-27-2003 09:48 »

I think it's the same thing Spock used in TOS, TTBot.

@Teral: Yes, PLUS, the ship is armed due to the fact that it was built by an American. What self-respecting American would build a spaceship without inserting at least one item of planet-destroying significance?

Further to that, the Professor already exhibits a penchant for doomsday devices...

I think that without the weaponry, sci-fi would just degenerate into porn anyway. I mean, ever seen a sci-fi film without at least one "BOING!" moment?
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« Reply #9 on: 09-27-2003 09:53 »

Loved the time that the PE ship had its high beams on (with the Prof driving) and totally destroyed (what looked like) the Star Trek DS9 station.
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« Reply #10 on: 09-27-2003 09:59 »

I don't know if it's that unusual to have weapons on spaceships. I mean, look at "When Aliens Attack". Even a schoolbus had guns!   roll eyes


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« Reply #11 on: 09-27-2003 11:04 »

 
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Originally posted by totalnerduk:
I think that without the weaponry, sci-fi would just degenerate into porn anyway. I mean, ever seen a sci-fi film without at least one "BOING!" moment?

Battlefield: Earth.

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TinyTimBot

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« Reply #12 on: 09-27-2003 11:59 »

Ok correct me or add this if i'm wrong..
The PE ship has:
A sauna, hugemongus cargo space, kitchen, dining table for 8+, the bridge, laundry brig, captain's room, a pretty big bathroom, servant/delivery boy's quarters.. How does all this fit into a cigar shaped vasseL?
Nixorbo

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« Reply #13 on: 09-27-2003 12:07 »

The same way Bender 190.03% Bender.

And don't forget the engine room.
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« Reply #14 on: 09-27-2003 16:47 »

The PE ship fighted:

-A Omicronian destroyer (yeap the Hubble, but it was made by Omicrons and it fired at they)
-A Robo-Mafia ship
-Two pirate raiders.

I would in that situation count with a couple of weapons on board
TinyTimBot

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« Reply #15 on: 09-27-2003 20:43 »

Kind to think of it.. I never seen the Nimbus in action before.. (Getting chopped to half or blasting their own starbase dosen't count). I mean Melvarrr did appear hostile when Zap arrived to "court-marshal" the gang. Why did he/How did he come abord the PE ship with a Warbird up thier asses? Where did the Nimbus go?
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« Reply #16 on: 09-27-2003 20:52 »

I imagine all those artillery features were added during the events of 1ACV12, "When Aliens Attack", as I do not recall seeing them used prior to that episode.
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« Reply #17 on: 09-28-2003 00:43 »

I still stand by my first comment that the Professor installed them due to the fact that he's got unstable sanity. Or maybe he just wants his ship to have as many features as possible, reguardless of the fact that they probably won't be of use. After all, remember in The Route Of All Evil? ("I had this net installed for catching Giraffe's!" )
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« Reply #18 on: 09-28-2003 03:06 »

I totally agree with Beamer.  Farnsworth loves weaponery and destruction.  The fact that the ship has to go to the wild, dangerous reaches of space doesn't hurt, but let's face it, it even has a newpaper cannon.  She might be one of the most heavily armed ships in space, and Farnsworth is probably more than a little proud of that.
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« Reply #19 on: 09-28-2003 14:52 »

 
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Originally posted by TinyTimBot:
Ok correct me or add this if i'm wrong..
The PE ship has:
A sauna, hugemongus cargo space, kitchen, dining table for 8+, the bridge, laundry brig, captain's room, a pretty big bathroom, servant/delivery boy's quarters.. How does all this fit into a cigar shaped vasseL?

Like shown here: http://www.geocities.com/payndz2/planetblueprints.html
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #20 on: 09-29-2003 14:41 »

In the future there is things like pirates, mafia ships and more dangers... i guess that armed ships is a standard for self protection sinze they are operating far away from earth
Annorax

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« Reply #21 on: 09-29-2003 18:03 »

What episode was this that the PE ship destroyed DS9???
Teral

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« Reply #22 on: 09-29-2003 18:24 »

"Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles"

Although it's not an exact copy of DS9, since it doesn't have an habitat ring.

"Resemble, but legally distinct."  wink
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« Reply #23 on: 09-29-2003 19:08 »

For me, it's obvious why the PE ship is armed, it's because of their destinations. Would you be willing to go to a dangerous, far away planet without some armament? and besides, it's not that heavily armed. It looks impressive yes, but it's probably lightly armed for future standards. I mean, for a 19th century infantryman, a modern soldier's equipment (kevlar vests, assault rifles, frag grenades, IR goggles) would be overkill, but nowdays, it can't match up against tanks or helicopters. It's probably the same case here.
Beamer

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« Reply #24 on: 09-29-2003 19:58 »

I think it'd still be heavily armed even if they WEREN'T going to deadly destinations. I mean - c'mon, Farnsworth built it!
SQFreak

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« Reply #25 on: 09-29-2003 20:02 »

Think about it. In the 1600s, the ships traveling to and from America were heavily armed (because of pirates). It's no surprise that an the frontier of space travel there would be heavily armed ships.

In other words, what Javier Lopez said, except with a little historical evidence.
Lionel Hutz Esq

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« Reply #26 on: 09-29-2003 22:22 »

While I agree with the rationale, I think Beemer is right.  It's Farnsworth ship.  It could be a Rose Parade Float and it would have decent fire power.
John C
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« Reply #27 on: 09-29-2003 22:31 »

Another thought: Maybe Farnsworth installed weaponry because his first crew was KILLED on the job.
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« Reply #28 on: 09-29-2003 22:38 »

If the proffesor wasnt insane, what would the show be like? BAD! thats it. We need his insanity for the show. thats why we need the ship to be crazy and stuff.
Lionel Hutz Esq

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« Reply #29 on: 09-30-2003 01:19 »

 
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Another thought: Maybe Farnsworth installed weaponry because his first crew was KILLED on the job.

Check:  All[/b] his crews were KILLED on the job.

"The only thing that crew did better than us was suck and die."

What makes a good man go neutral?  Lust for gold? Power? Or were you just born with a heart full of neutrality?[/b]
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #30 on: 09-30-2003 06:14 »

Yeap..unfortunately we dont see the full old Planet Express ship wich was crashed at the bee-colony in The Sting so we cant tell if she was armed or not..
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« Reply #31 on: 09-30-2003 14:24 »

It probably was, but I don't know for sure.
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