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Wooter

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« on: 11-10-2004 17:34 »

How come in the 2980 Olympics, Earth is represented as one team, but in the 3004 Olympics, they go back to using countries? (Jamaca, Devil's Island, Nation of Joe, etc.)
Teral

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« Reply #1 on: 11-10-2004 17:50 »

Maybe what we saw in "A Flight To Remember" was the Intergalactic Olympics, while "Bend Her" was the Earthican Olympics. Noone ever said the two was the same event.
JDB

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« Reply #2 on: 11-10-2004 17:57 »

Yeah, I think Teral is right.
VoVat

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« Reply #3 on: 11-10-2004 21:13 »

My guess would be that the winners of the Earth Olympics move on to the intergalactic ones.
Wooter

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« Reply #4 on: 11-11-2004 08:06 »

But would they be in the same year? If it was still in the four-year system, they would be the same.
Prof. Wernstrum

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« Reply #5 on: 11-11-2004 08:25 »

^Well Bend Her features the 3004 Oylmpics and then Obsoletely Fabulous features Roboticon 3003, so unless there's some sort of wierd temporal thing going on (Residual effects from TKoS?) one of the dates must be wrong. My guess would be that the Earth Olympics is a qualifying round for the main event and takes place one year ahead.
Wooter

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« Reply #6 on: 11-11-2004 11:44 »

No, what I mean is that if the summer Olypics followed the same pattern as it does today, then there would have been olympic games in the years 2980, 2984, 2988, 2992, 2996, 3000, and 3004. If this is just the Earthican Olympics, to be followed by the Intergalactic Olmpics, they would have to be held on the same year. Also, Barbatos Slim was in the 2980 Olympics, and beat Hermes at the limbo contest, so either Hermes lost the limbo contest in the Earthican Olympics, but Slim became ill, and Hermes replaced him in the Intergalactic Olympics, or Barbatos Slim is from another planet, also called Barbatos.
It is possible that the episodes are not in exact chronological order, or that Sal wrote the Roboticon sign, messed it up, and didn't correct it. What does he look like, someone who's not lazy?
Teral

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« Reply #7 on: 11-11-2004 13:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Wooter:
No, what I mean is that if the summer Olypics followed the same pattern as it does today, then there would have been olympic games in the years 2980, 2984, 2988, 2992, 2996, 3000, and 3004. If this is just the Earthican Olympics, to be followed by the Intergalactic Olmpics, they would have to be held on the same year. Also, Barbatos Slim was in the 2980 Olympics, and beat Hermes at the limbo contest, so either Hermes lost the limbo contest in the Earthican Olympics, but Slim became ill, and Hermes replaced him in the Intergalactic Olympics,

Or Earth was represented by more than one atlethe in the Intergalactic Olympics, maybe all three medail winners. Kinda like USA is represented in the Olympics by the top-4 in their selection championships.

 
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or Barbatos Slim is from another planet, also called Barbatos.

Nope, from the island of Barbados, hence the reference to his "elegant Carribean shoulders" in "Bend Her".
 
 
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It is possible that the episodes are not in exact chronological order, or that Sal wrote the Roboticon sign, messed it up, and didn't correct it. What does he look like, someone who's not lazy?

FOX air-order: complete mess.
Production order: chronological
Wooter

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« Reply #8 on: 11-11-2004 15:17 »

But how can one member of a team beat another? That would be like watching a Lakers game and saying that Shaq beat Kobe. Or, something like that, I don't know much about basketball.

Also, is it not possible that Barbados Slim was born in Barbados, but then moved to the planet of Barbados? After all, the Wongs are Chinise, but they live on Mars. The planet being named Barbados could just be a coincedence, like our Easter Island, and the Easter Island on Damogran, where the starship Heart Of Gold was built. Just as Easter means small, flat, and light brown, Barbados could mean, like, swampy, or something. He then could have move back to Barbados, the island nation on earth, to compete in the olymics there.

Just a possibility. Far-feched, but then again, most of the show is.  smile
MorboMcFly

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« Reply #9 on: 11-13-2004 01:24 »

Well like with swimming events (or well, hurdles more obviously) even though there are multiple athletes on the same team, a person from the USA can win the gold medal, and still "beat" another American who happened to get silver.

...and I thought the Wongs were supposed to be an generic Asian family? Like despite the last name, whenever Amy curses in "Martian" as some call it, it's only occasionally like Mandarin/Chinese. And with them it's an ethnicity but they also happen to own Mars, but aren't really "Martians." And Barbados Slim... that's a bit confusing logic.

...Just as at what point and why LaBarbara would decides to divorce the mahagony god for Hermes.


And in hindsight goin with some of the sort fo out there logic like "the planet of Barbados," couldn't Hermes have been representinh a nation of "Earth" in the normal "Earthican" Olympics? Maybe his druggie side at some point had brought him into the fold of the hippie nation and they requested he represent them.
jerkberg

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« Reply #10 on: 11-13-2004 06:12 »

that doesn't necessasily mean that they still run every 4 years, maybe one year aliens invaded so they had to change the year to which the olympics would be in
kiffan

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« Reply #11 on: 11-15-2004 10:45 »

That's true.  The olypics have been stoped for wars before (WWI, WWII).  Also, in the original olypics, they were stopped after Rome conquored Grease.  Perhapes the same thing happened during one of the many alian dominations.
Teral

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« Reply #12 on: 11-15-2004 11:43 »

But those Olympics (1916 Berlin, 1940 Tokyo/Helsinki, 1944 not decided) didn't change the run of the Olympics, those games were simply cancelled. The reason being the Olympics is tied to an olympiad. An olympiad is the 4-year intervals between each Games, and was used as a measure of time in ancient Greece starting in 776 BC. So yes, the Olympic Games would run every 4 years even in the distant future, otherwise they can't be called the Olympic Games.

Maybe they're celebrating the Isthmian Games, they took place every second year (spring of the 1st and 3rd year of each olympiad). Of the remaining two major Greek games, the Pythian was also held each 4th year and the Nemean Games were held bi-anualy on the 2nd and 4th year of the Olympiad.

And that concludes the Ancient Greece lesson for today.
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