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Just Chris

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« on: 02-22-2002 11:36 »
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When I saw the first episode for the first time, I was thinking that this 31st century has a society based like a caste system (note the career chips and Leela's former Hindu boss). But as things unfold in the next episode, I was thinking, "hey, what happened to the peace officers and trying to get Fry and Leela back?" The career placement concept was dropped the moment the episode ended.

I thought that the career placement stuff was going to linger on in later episodes, or at least they should have mentioned what was Leela's life was like as officer 1BDI. I thought the career placement thing was a big institution.
SpacemanSpiff

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« Reply #1 on: 02-22-2002 11:52 »

 
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Originally posted by Just Chris:
When I saw the first episode for the first time, I was thinking that this 31st century has a society based like a caste system (note the career chips and Leela's former Hindu boss). But as things unfold in the next episode, I was thinking, "hey, what happened to the peace officers and trying to get Fry and Leela back?" The career placement concept was dropped the moment the episode ended.

I thought that the career placement stuff was going to linger on in later episodes, or at least they should have mentioned what was Leela's like like as officer 1BDI. I thought the career placement thing was a big institution.

there is a solution to this on the dvd. in a deleted scene, one of those officers asks nixon something like (no original quote, just the sense): 'should we hunt them down?' and nixon says: 'no, it's new years eve.' and then he says something about a big hug and stuff. i can't remember really.
but that should answer your question. rougly.
Teral

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« Reply #2 on: 02-22-2002 12:19 »
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From the "Space Pilot 3000 script with notes by David Cohen part of the DVD:

Smitty: "Sorry, Mr. president. Do you want us to send a killbot out to "arrest" them?"
Nixon:Nah, let them go. It's new year eve, damnit. I'm issuing a full pardon. Come on, I'll take you boys out for a slice of poundcake."
Smitty: "mmmmm."
URL: "Oh, yeah!"

Regarding the caste system. Again from the DVD. During one of the audio commentaries, one of the guys (Cohen? Groening?) tells that they originally was going for it. The #9 guy seen in background crowds throughout the series was intended to be part of that caste system. But eventually they decided against it, or simply forgot.
SpacemanSpiff

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« Reply #3 on: 02-22-2002 13:13 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
Smitty: "Sorry, Mr. president. Do you want us to send a killbot out to "arrest" them?"
Nixon:Nah, let them go. It's new year eve, damnit. I'm issuing a full pardon. Come on, I'll take you boys out for a slice of poundcake."
Smitty: "mmmmm."
URL: "Oh, yeah!"

thank you, that's it. of course i could've done that too, but that would've meant work. like getting the dvd and watching the ep and writing it down and stuff. thanks teral.
VelourFog

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« Reply #4 on: 02-22-2002 13:21 »

 
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Originally posted by Just Chris:
The career placement concept was dropped the moment the episode ended.

well didn't they get the old PE crew's career chips?  (contents of space wasp's stomach) I mean that would allow them to go about their PE jobs without any problems one would think.

I love everyone. :insert picture of kittens here:
SpacemanSpiff

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« Reply #5 on: 02-22-2002 13:42 »
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yeah, but i guess they keep a database about everybody's chip. and if it changes they'll notice it, i guess. but then again, i'm probably too close to reality here. and that doesn't happen too often.

[edit]damn spelling.[/edit]
Teral

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« Reply #6 on: 02-22-2002 13:50 »
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Originally posted by SpacemanSpiff:
yeah, but i guess they keep a database about everybody's chip. and if it changes they'll notice it, i guess. but then again, i'm probably too close to reality here. and that doesn't happen too often.

[edit]damn spelling.[/edit]

According to "The Cryonic Woman" it doesn't matter what you were supposed to be, all that matters is that your job coresponds with the career chip in your palm.

So our favourite crew was out of trouble as soon as Farnsworth pulled out the envelope, and gave them the jobs.

The part from the DVD, was merely a funny joke. Too bad it didn't make it into the episode though.
aslate

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« Reply #7 on: 02-22-2002 13:57 »

They also mentioned on one of the DVD comentaries that they kinda let the career chip concept dissapear and people took the jobs they wanted.
Simm Nixxon

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« Reply #8 on: 02-22-2002 16:00 »

makes sense.
Citizen77

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« Reply #9 on: 02-22-2002 16:46 »

Wow, with all that cool stuff in the DVD, I wish I had a region free player!  cool
aslate

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« Reply #10 on: 02-22-2002 16:58 »

Welcome to PEEL Citizen77, the best Futurama board on the net! And you are right, a region free DVD player is the thing that anyone who doesn't have a Region 2 DVD player needs.
Allen

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« Reply #11 on: 02-22-2002 17:12 »

What is the difference? I want a DVD player but I have no no idea what a region free or region 2 is.
aslate

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« Reply #12 on: 02-22-2002 17:24 »

DVD is split into different regions. Europe is region 2 and America is region 1. This means that American DVD players are region 1 and not set to play region 2 DVDs. A region free DVD player will play any region DVD from around the world!
Allen

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« Reply #13 on: 02-22-2002 17:29 »

How does one get a region free DVD?
aslate

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« Reply #14 on: 02-22-2002 17:34 »

You can just buy them or get your DVD player unlocked so it can play any-region (Ask someone else about these, i don't know much on the topic)
Allen

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« Reply #15 on: 02-22-2002 17:37 »

ok, thanks.
Teral

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« Reply #16 on: 02-22-2002 17:55 »

 
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Originally posted by SpacemanSpiff in this thread:
there are region code free dvd players available (yakamichi sells some i think). you can play european dvds in there too.

In addition, some more info on regionfree DVD drives in this thread: DVD, is it worth it?
VelourFog

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« Reply #17 on: 02-22-2002 21:38 »

dont you also need a PAL tv set to hook up your region free DVD player to?
McGrady

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« Reply #18 on: 02-22-2002 21:55 »

Could get a ntsc/pal signal converter, or use a pal tv.

A few region-free drives will automatically convert to many tv regions (these are rare and usually cost a bunch).  Not all ntsc drives will play a pal disks, even if the drive is region free.  You have to make sure the drive can play region 2 pal disks also.

here's a chart if you don't understand what I mean:

(ntsc modded drive that can play region 2 pal disks) -> (output pal signal) -> (pal converted to ntsc through converter box) -> (display ntsc tv)
Citizen77

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« Reply #19 on: 02-23-2002 08:50 »

Most good DVD players support both PAL and NTSC.
I have an Apex-500W and it does this.   cool
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