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shinyass

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« on: 06-02-2006 05:49 »

yo everybody,

This topic will most likely be locked, but you ever start to notice a colour cock-up in Rosswell that ends well?



The picture is supposed to be in black and white, unless it's a art picture.
This episode was set in 1947, so why is the picture in colour?
H. G. Blob

Professor
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« Reply #1 on: 06-02-2006 06:10 »

The picture itself is sketchy so perhaps someone used oild based paints to paint that picture.

I mean, if you look at the lines of the explosion clouds they're kinda jaggered and not smooth. If they were smooth then it could be a picture then you could be onto something, but otherwise it's a coin flip on what you've suggested.
germanfryfan

The Listmaker
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« Reply #2 on: 06-02-2006 08:57 »

Why does it have to be in black and white? They already had color photography back then: wiki for: Color-photography.

Didn't the Nazi's make color movies already in the late 30'ies? I think I recal having seen some.  hmpf
Xanfor

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #3 on: 06-02-2006 09:30 »

I think the bigger issue is why color pictures of atomic explosions were availible to put in people's homes during the beginning of the Cold War.

shinyass

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #4 on: 06-02-2006 09:34 »

 
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Originally posted by germanfryfan:
Why does it have to be in black and white? They already had color photography back then: wiki for: Color-photography.

Didn't the Nazi's make color movies already in the late 30'ies? I think I recal having seen some.   hmpf


the colour films were updated years after the creation.

Stupidity. It's a good thing.
Unknown

Starship Captain
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« Reply #5 on: 06-02-2006 12:48 »

 
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Originally posted by germanfryfan:
Didn't the Nazis make color movies already in the late 30s? I think I recall having seen some.   hmpf

The U.S. had color movies in the late 1930s as well...
 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032138/
SpaceCase

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #6 on: 06-02-2006 12:55 »

 
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Originally posted by shinyass:
yo everybody,

This topic will most likely be locked, but you ever start to notice a colour cock-up in Rosswell that ends well?

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The picture is supposed to be in black and white, unless it's a art picture.
This episode was set in 1947, so why is the picture in colour?
Color photography has been around since the turn of the 20th century.
There's color movie footage of WW II.
Heck, even half "The Wizard of Oz," produced in 1939, was in color. Mot to mention "Gone With the Wind," that was produced about the same time.
That the picture is in color is not remarkable; the cost of a color picture might be…  wink
shinyass

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #7 on: 06-02-2006 12:57 »

*crying*

every one is against me! I thought this was a cock-up, but there are plenty more mistakes in the futurama series that i can't bloody think of.
SpaceCase

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #8 on: 06-02-2006 13:13 »

 
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Originally posted by shinyass:
*crying*

every one is against me! I thought this was a cock-up, but there are plenty more mistakes in the futurama series that i can't bloody think of.
Now don't get your socks in a wad.
Jeeze...
Not everyone is against you; there's only a half-dozen or so of us.  wink
True, we pretty well showed that your observation has more holes in it than Fry's underpants...  hmpf

Here, have some gum?  big grin

Just in the off chance it isn't plainitively obvious: I'm kidding!
shinyass

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #9 on: 06-02-2006 13:47 »

i'm gonna cry again...
Does anyone else encounter colour cock-up's?
SpaceCase

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #10 on: 06-03-2006 00:32 »

 
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Originally posted by shinyass:
i'm gonna cry again...
Does anyone else encounter colour cock-up's?
Only in my laundry...  hmpf
my man-wich!

Starship Captain
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« Reply #11 on: 06-03-2006 01:35 »

^lol^

@shinyass- well, ive only really noticed one in the farnsworth parabox (sil actually spotted it) when leela is standing around the box.
Shiny

Professor
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« Reply #12 on: 06-04-2006 03:16 »

It actually looks more like a Chuck Davis cartoon (Coyote and Roadrunner, et alia) than Groening... perhaps it's a small painting that Mildred did.
shinyass

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #13 on: 06-05-2006 13:38 »
« Last Edit on: 06-05-2006 13:38 »

well, this might not be a colour cock-up, but it's wierd...

there isn't a frame grab for it, but if you see that the US (space pilot 3000) is in light? New york is supposed to be in darkness at midnight, so why is there sun light over the USA?

PS. how come it's new year's eve all around the world and happening at the same time?
TomAllen

Bending Unit
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« Reply #14 on: 06-05-2006 14:42 »

Oh, so now you have to point out one of the most egregious of Futurama's errors.  And it's in the pilot, even.

Why is it New Year's Eve all around the world, despite the time zones, and despite other cultures' different calendars?

Well....  Um....

Well....  (Hold on a sec, I'm thinking.)

Got it!  (Though it has probably been suggested many times before.)  These were jump cuts -- that is, the countdown didn't occur sequentially.  The show just picked out certain countdowns from around the world, no matter when they happened.  Even though it _seemed_ as though one country was saying 5 and then the next was saying 4 a second later, in fact they were several hours apart.  Yeah, that's it.  Uh-huh.

All right, all right.  So they admit on the commentary that this is a big flub.  What are they, geniuses?

OK, so they're geniuses.  But if they have a better answer, I'd love to hear it.  Because that whole countdown sequence never made sense to me either.  Scientifically, at least.


Shiny

Professor
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« Reply #15 on: 06-05-2006 22:39 »

What happened is, everyone in the world watches the ball descend in Times Square on TV; so even if it's not yet midnight, or way into the next year, people do the countdown and make noise, just for the hell of it. (They're either so impatient they're "practicing" for their own countdown, or so drunk they'll participate in anything).

Alternate explanation: it is because New York is the center of the world. At midnight on New Years Eve, all the most important cities are sucked into New Yorks sphere of temporal influence, because everyone knows that's where time really counts.  Why do you think they call it TIMES Square, anyway?  Hah?  Coincidence?!  I think not!
David A

Urban Legend
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« Reply #16 on: 06-06-2006 21:21 »

I always figured that the New Year's Eve thing was just dramatic license.  They weren't actually counting down at the same time all around the world, they just showed it that way for dramatic reasons.
shinyass

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #17 on: 06-07-2006 12:48 »
« Last Edit on: 06-07-2006 12:48 »

Now now tom allen and shiny, no need to give me the business. Na, i'm yankin' ya chain.
I see now, but what about the darkness?
TomAllen

Bending Unit
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« Reply #18 on: 06-07-2006 14:08 »

Gosh darn if you aren't persistent, SA.  And correct to boot.  Again.  Still.  More.  Whatever.

On the one hand, we need the NNY midnight darkness for dramatic purposes.  (Laser cannons versus NNY fireworks, for the PE ship's escape.)  On the other hand, we need the picture of Earth with the Americas lit up in sunshine as a typical America-centric Western-Hemisphere photo.  On the third hand -- wait, I'm not Neptunian.

Again, I'll still slide the "jump-cut" excuse in.  Maybe the picture of Earth's Western H. was taken 12 hours prior?

Yeah, that's teh lame.  But it's the least lame excuse I can come up with (at the moment) for the second most obvious contradiction in the pilot.  (I still think the worldwide countdown -- where, mind you, it's night everywhere -- is a more egregious error.)

Science met dramatic necessity, and drama won.  I know we're not supposed to acknowledge it, but it happens.

But that's where we folks come in.  We have to out-nerd the ubernerds!  They flubbed?  Well, we'll explain it.  Somehow.  Even if the error seems inexplicable, we'll explicate it.  That's what we Shippers do.

Xanfor

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #19 on: 06-11-2006 15:55 »

Speaking of errors in the pilot, does anyone notice how the number of windows on the ship suddenly changes partway through? And the ladder near the back appears for some reason? I'd include framegrabs, but I can't find any.

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