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Action Jacktion

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« Reply #40 on: 01-07-2004 14:57 »
« Last Edit on: 01-07-2004 14:57 »

     
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Originally posted by MrBurns:
I think there are quite some original things.

-the heads in jars
Keeping heads/brains alive is an old science fiction idea.  See the MST3K movie The Brain that Wouldn't Die or watch the good Doctor Who story The Brain of Morbius.  The Simpsons actually had a head in a jar before Futurama.  As far as I know, the idea was created by JD Bernal in his amazing 1929 book The World, the Flesh, and the Devil.
     
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-that tube transportation system
This comes from The Jetsons.
     
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-ads in dreams
The comic book Transmetropolitan used this idea before Futurama, but it may be older.
     
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The Planet Express ship's drive for instance seems to be based somewhat on the infinite improbability drive from the Heart Of Gold (Hitchhiker's Guide...).
I don't know about that, but Alan Moore used the idea of a ship that never moves but causes the universe to move around it in the Horus issue of his 1963 series.

Still, none of those are the sorts of things you usually see in cartoons or sitcoms.

(Sorry I don't have a list, but I want to watch all the episodes again before making one.  But I am surprised that so many people disliked "The Deep South."  I really liked it.)
shizumadrive

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« Reply #41 on: 01-07-2004 15:11 »

Why is my disliking Jurassic Bark ending being shallow?

I don't even remember most of the rest of the eipsode because of the ending. I just think it's horrible for the poor dog to wait and wait and could have been brought back but doesn't get to. My wife would call it "puppy abuse". Now  if it was a cat I wouldn't care but then a cat wouldn't wait anyways.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #42 on: 01-07-2004 15:42 »

It's a little thing called "dramatic irony" shiz. Because you know that Seymour did remember Fry and waited for him all that time, you seem to think that Fry is some kind of heartless bastard. The fact is that Fry didn't know Seymour waited for him for another 12 years. Fry, unable to realise just how much some people (and animals) love him, believed that Seymour would logically have come to terms with his disappearance not too long afterwards. That doesn't make Fry evil, just unaware, but you saw the other side of what happened and made your judgement based on just that.

 
kidofdarkness

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« Reply #43 on: 01-07-2004 15:53 »

my 5 least faveourite spisodes are

5)the seris has landed
4)kgkuan
3)put your head on my shoulder
2)lela of her own
1)the cryonic women

the only one of these i found easy to make was the cryonic women which i think is the only properly bad episode of futurama. mad
all the rest just didnt make me laugh as much as the others. 
Jerm

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« Reply #44 on: 01-08-2004 23:45 »
« Last Edit on: 01-08-2004 23:45 »

1. A Leela of her Own
2.  Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch
3.  30% Iron Chef
4.  Thats Lobstertainment
5.  Bend Her

I don't think I need to get into the reasons these ones licked.  You kids have done a fine job. 
Has anyone noticed that a really good episode seems to longer?   The bad ones just sorta go poof.  hmpf
KittinGas

Bending Unit
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« Reply #45 on: 01-10-2004 09:00 »
« Last Edit on: 01-10-2004 09:00 »

I love them all except 'Thats Lobstertainment'. And it's not that I don't like that one, it's just it's not as good as the rest. At all.

EDIT: Also, I dislike 'Episode Two: The Series has Landed.
Sil

Professor
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« Reply #46 on: 01-10-2004 09:12 »

In no particular order - except FOABP which I detest...
1. Fear of a Bot Planet
2. The Cryonic Woman
3. A Pharaoh to Remember
4. Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch
5. The Lesser of Two Evils
Jazzmonkey

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #47 on: 01-11-2004 11:18 »

5(least bad) - Episode 2 the Series has Landed (This episode is just bores me, although it does have some redeeming features ie the cool 3d and the crushernator) 
4 - The Cryonic Woman(ditto what everyone else have said)
3 - Kif gets Nocked up a Notch(Like what Ranadok said, I good opertuninty wasted)
1 - A Pharaoh to Remember (If it wasn't for that bit inside the Bender statue just before they escape this would be bottom)
1 - A Leela of Her Own(A bit like episode 2, a pretty uneventful plot except without the redeeming features)
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #48 on: 01-11-2004 18:37 »

5.bender shouldnt be allowed on tv
4.there all good except for that one
3.-LaPointe
Dolcelannah

Bending Unit
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« Reply #49 on: 01-12-2004 23:11 »
« Last Edit on: 01-12-2004 23:11 »

Whoa. Fears of a Bot Planet? That's one of my absolute favourite eps ever.   love

Leela: "Try to blend in so people don't see how crummy you look."
Robot: "Aww, that was uncalled for..."
Fry: "I'm over here!

And Godfellas was brilliant. Plus it won some award, didn't it?

Anyway...

1. That's Lobstertainment. Worst ep ever.
2. The Cryonic Woman.
3. Anthology of Interest II (but only the plotline about Bender being human, I loved the Wizard of Oz bit and the video games thingy was good).
4. Brannigan Begin Again.
5. A Leela Of Her Own - Leela's such a kick-ass sort of person, it was disappointing to see her go so badly in the major blernsball league (she can do kung-fu and drive a spaceship, she must be able to counter that depth perception problem somehow  roll eyes ). And it kind of wasn't that funny anyway.

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