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TheMadCapper

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« Reply #640 on: 07-30-2012 07:01 »

Not the first time I've called you by that name for no reason. I'm kind of a jerk.
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« Reply #641 on: 07-31-2012 03:01 »

It's hit its rough patches here and there, but overall I don't think the quality of Futurama has declined.

Seasons one through four were overall, excellent. But they weren't perfect, there were still some episodes that seemed silly or rushed.

The 4 movies were inconsistent in my opinion. "Beast With a Billion Backs" and "Bender's Game" were nothing special, while I enjoyed "Bender's Big Score" and "Into the Wild Green Yonder". However, I think a lot of this comes from the change in format. Futurama feels more natural as a 30 minute episode rather than a 90-120 minute movie. With the large increase of time, the writers are going to try new things, and understandably, not all of them will work. So I guess you could say there was a decline in quality here, but I don't think it was from a lack of effort-it was because there were less stories. Two average movies out of four is going to look a lot worse than two mediocre episodes in a season with approximately 20 episodes.

Season 6 ("Rebirth" to "Reincarnation") is usually the cornerstone of this debate. And after "Rebirth" there was a string of average, forgettable episodes. It wasn’t quite as consistent as the original run. However, the season as a whole was able to correct its earlier mistakes in later episodes, and I believe the inconsistency was due to various reasons:


1) The debate on whether to make Futurama a more risque show because of the transition from FOX to Comedy Central. At the time of writing it seems that Futurama has settled closer to its cleaner, subtler FOX roots.

2) Getting back into the swing of writing 30-minute episodes isn’t going to happen overnight. As smart and creative as the writers of Futurama are, they’re still human and you can’t expect perfection.
 
3) The uncertainty as to how long the show would persevere-as far as we know, Season 7 could be the swan song.

3a) Uncertainty as to where the show would be headed in terms of plot.  


Now to the present.  I think Season 7 overall has been of similar quality to the original run, honestly. It’s been fairly consistent in terms of writing. The humor’s still strong. The writers still know how to keep us rooting for the characters. The pop culture references that so many complained about in season 6 have been considerably toned down. 



Fry and Leela have both become more likable as compared to season 6, where in some instances, Fry was whiny and dramatic, while Leela was much too easily annoyed, even cold and callous at times. They both seem more mature this season, perhaps that's the way they're showing the characters age now?



It has its faults, too. There have been a couple weak endings due to “cartoon logic” as previously mentioned. However, the writers have demonstrated that they CAN acknowledge and fix their mistakes, and the mistakes of season 7 in my opinion have been minor. 

So in conclusion, no, Futurama is still a great show. It has problems, but they can be fixed. Plus, we still have a huge chunk of season 7 left, and some of the upcoming episodes sound brilliant. 



Ask me again when season 7 takes its bows, though.
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« Reply #642 on: 07-31-2012 08:39 »

Come on man no one's gonna read that. Not even me, and I'm a mod! eek

I said I was going to nominate Xanfor this month and I stand by my promise. I have been meaning to link this here so let me paste it before the month is up...


Yo Zed, I’m really happy for you, and Imma let you finish but Trelane was the best Q of all time!
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« Reply #643 on: 08-01-2012 13:47 »
« Last Edit on: 08-05-2012 19:16 by ShepherdofShark »

Come on man no one's gonna read that. Not even me, and I'm a mod! eek

[professor]I don't care.[/professor]
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« Reply #644 on: 08-01-2012 17:04 »
« Last Edit on: 08-05-2012 19:16 by ShepherdofShark »



My penis is the size of bat!*
*Which kind? You decide!

Is it also equally furry and likely to carry rabies?

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« Reply #645 on: 08-01-2012 19:26 »

I see Bianca's got a working G key again. Neat.

Hopefully the rest of her keyboard will stop working soon. tongue
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« Reply #646 on: 08-02-2012 04:45 »

If the trolling density of that picture were any higher, it would collapse within its trolling Schwarzschild radius and form a trolling black hole, possibly enabling travel between our universe and one inhabited entirely by clones of Charlie Sheen.
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« Reply #647 on: 08-02-2012 18:27 »

Freedom is dead in this country.

Well, look who knows so much. It just so happens that freedom in this country is only mostly dead. There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive. With all dead, well, with all dead there's usually only one thing you can do.

Go through its clothes and look for loose change.
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« Reply #648 on: 08-03-2012 14:43 »

...You've got Nibbs.

I could make up some statistics.

97% of us won't give a shit.
The other 4% suck at mathing.


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« Reply #649 on: 08-03-2012 17:07 »

We can start for Aug now right?

Wait. Americans don't even know what HP sauce is. I weep for their sandwiches. I weep for their bacon.

Is it sauce that increases your hit points?
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« Reply #650 on: 08-05-2012 19:23 »

Normally I edit a post to show the divide between months. I've been a bit slack with that lately though but it's all fixed now.

Yes, we can start the moment it is no longer the previous month. Of course technically that moment never comes because there never is a moment when it is the previous month.

It's like that permanent sign outside a pub I saw in Carlisle that said "Free Pints Tomorrow".
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« Reply #651 on: 08-07-2012 01:49 »
« Last Edit on: 08-07-2012 18:16 »

What does "EXIT" mean in French?

See the image above that post in the thread to understand.


Ha ha, classic Freako! What a zinger! laff

MMmmm, KFC.
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« Reply #652 on: 08-08-2012 14:10 »


Why can't metabolisms work like menstrual cycles? The more time you spend with someone, the more they sync up?

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« Reply #653 on: 08-10-2012 01:11 »

Well done, Faze

Linked, not quoted, since the nom-worthy post in question contains a picture. Also, for mystery's sake.
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« Reply #654 on: 08-10-2012 01:27 »

And just like that, the hope evaporates.

Context omitted.  It's funny though.
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« Reply #655 on: 08-10-2012 13:37 »


@Space: Have you tried changing teams? Or going for a wild lesbian willing to try anything once? Or perhaps you could just duct tape mouths when your lady friend tries to talk. That's kinky right? Just lie and say it's all part of the plan.  flirt


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« Reply #656 on: 08-12-2012 02:35 »




Yay Gorky!  love Well done! ~ <3
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« Reply #657 on: 08-13-2012 02:00 »

Alzheimer's makes it hard to ball.

Very much better taken out of context.
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« Reply #658 on: 08-13-2012 09:41 »

This gloriously long-winded post by the newcomer The Sophisticated Shut In in response to some fine folks over in the shippy thread seems worthy.

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« Reply #659 on: 08-13-2012 14:45 »

I'm entirely comfortable with being on Bianca's shit list. Means I'm doing something right.
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« Reply #660 on: 08-16-2012 16:45 »
« Last Edit on: 08-19-2012 21:54 by ShepherdofShark »

Ever wondered what it would be like if Futurama did a parody of B.J. And The Bear?

No.

SoS addition: Sometimes I despair at what people consider "nom-worthy"  cry
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« Reply #661 on: 08-19-2012 14:49 »

As you can see the bottom left corner of the screen is brighter than the rest.

That's just the spiffy avatar in that corner making the screen appear brighter. shifty
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« Reply #662 on: 08-19-2012 22:28 »
« Last Edit on: 08-20-2012 17:51 »

Bender: Cockblocker since episode one.


The cannon is not canon?


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« Reply #663 on: 08-26-2012 04:24 »

I'd say that space travel is far too dangerous to risk the current only viable choice beyond the moon.

Would you have said that sea voyages were far too dangerous to risk sending a longship full of warriors to find the edge of the world? Would you have said that flight was far too dangerous to risk sending men into the sky to defeat the Luftwaffe? Would you have said that it was far too dangerous to explore the deserts, the poles, the ocean floor?

There's a risk, yes. But surely that risk is more than acceptable for the potential rewards? The knowledge, the information, the discoveries, the inspiration, the accomplishments that may be gained through the pursuit of exploration, through pushing back boundaries, through extending our reach... aren't they worth taking risks?

I mean, every time you get into your car to go to the shops, you're taking a risk. Every time you board an aircraft or a boat, you're taking a risk. Every time you get into the shower or the bath, you're taking a risk, too.

When you smoke, you engage in risk. When you choose a pension scheme, you take a risk. When you get drunk, you take a risk. When you have unprotected sexual activity, you may be risking several things depending on your partner. Risks are all around you... and you take greater cumulative risks than simply riding a few tons of explosive fuel to a place with no air every day. It's just that they have some sort of immediate reward attached to them, and so many other people take those same risks that you're comfortable with them because you don't really believe that there's a chance of you ever becoming a statistic.

If you don't take risks, the best that you can hope for in life is to live long enough to realise that taking risks is exactly what you should have done in life. Of course, now that I've said that I'm reminded of another quote from Red Dwarf. I think you might be able to guess which exchange between the Cat and Rimmer I'm thinking of. tongue
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« Reply #664 on: 08-26-2012 22:21 »

Once this really deep-voiced guy left a message for me telling me I was late for work. I was twelve, definitely didn't have work to be late to, and kinda scared of it so I ignored it. Then he left me increasingly angry messages for the next couple days until finally I made my mom call him because I was really brave. He got pissed at her and then stopped calling me. I don't know what the moral of this story is.

This is one of the best stories that anybody has ever shared on PEEL. laff I'm torn between imagining the "deep-voiced guy" as looking like Colonel Sanders and talking like Foghorn Leghorn, or being Nick Fury. tongue
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« Reply #665 on: 08-29-2012 21:44 »

...It saddens me that my longest friendship must now come to an end so uncomfortably. It would have been so much better if he'd just died.

If I didn't know for a fact that he was writing this shit about a girl, I'd swear blind he was queer.
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« Reply #666 on: 09-01-2012 04:55 »
« Last Edit on: 09-10-2012 19:48 by ShepherdofShark »



Bender: Mmmmm...Lug nuts... I reckon I'm looking at somewhere exactly in the middle of somewhere in between 39% and 41%  -- ish

Professor(exasperated): How  can you say everything is always 40% ?

Bender: Cause if I say something's 40%, I can steal 60%, return 40% and claim it's 100%.

Hermes: Are you sure you're a bending unit and not a banking unit ?

Bender: About 40% sure.
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« Reply #667 on: 09-01-2012 05:45 »
« Last Edit on: 09-10-2012 19:48 by ShepherdofShark »




I've never seen Arrested Development.


That gif will never not be the best thing ever.
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« Reply #668 on: 09-04-2012 04:05 »

And I get what you're saying tnuk, about how they aren't likely to take over from us, but I still like to think they could. I also like to think that sea creatures are actually preventing us from living in their territory. They probably talk about how humans might some day take over the ocean, and then there's that one guy with eighteen tentacles and a monocle who chuckles and says "I highly doubt that, my friends. I highly doubt that." IMAGINE IT.

A month or so back Coldy and I were having a bedtime discussion about what creature is most likely going to be able to take over from humans. It's fun to invent new hybrids to answer this question.
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« Reply #669 on: 09-05-2012 01:32 »

^ We actually discuss it quite frequently. I like to think it will be the humble and hard-working octopus.
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« Reply #670 on: 09-05-2012 01:54 »



PEELing has ruined my life. I'm 31 years old...
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« Reply #671 on: 09-12-2012 00:09 »

A solution has been found. Everything back to normal. Move along. Nothing to see here.

Your Jedi mind tricks don't work on me, [-mArc-]!

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« Reply #672 on: 09-21-2012 06:46 »

Why are you going to New Mexico?  It may be the best Mexico, but most people don't go there without some sort of compelling reason.
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« Reply #673 on: 09-21-2012 17:54 »

^ This one was much better:

If only we got into the business of hat making at the beginning, we'd be milliners!




Additionally:

And/or totally baked.
Cause he's some sort of potato man.  Right?

baked potato space man!    /    baked space potato man!
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« Reply #674 on: 09-21-2012 19:34 »

I'll teach you how to kajigger real good.  tongue
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« Reply #675 on: 09-21-2012 22:46 »
« Last Edit on: 09-21-2012 23:12 »

My bank account is overflowing with cash but I have nothing to spend it on!  mad mad mad

You can transfer it to my account! mad mad mad

You can pay me back in lap dances.

*Runs from gunfire*

My dog took a shit in the yard so I quickly came here.
Now that's a weird fetish.

I forgot to add this one yesterday -

Just a little genetic engineering to give them their own little laser diode.

"Randi's Sperm Laser Emporium" does have a certain ring to it, though.
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« Reply #676 on: 09-25-2012 09:33 »

Aawwwwrrrr.
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« Reply #677 on: 09-26-2012 20:19 »

Good thing it's only a TV show. Imagine if these guys were in charge of something important.

Futurama is important, little in life has given me the pleasure and joy of Futurama...
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« Reply #678 on: 09-27-2012 12:52 »

And if you can't agree who gets to be on top, you can bring in the Vice President to cast the tie-breaking vote!

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« Reply #679 on: 09-29-2012 04:13 »
« Last Edit on: 09-29-2012 04:15 »

Everything in this topic reminds me that I'm an awkward bum.  frown
There, there. We were all awkward bums once.

Some of us still are, just in pairs.
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