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McGrady

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« on: 03-04-2002 22:53 »

Well, first of all, owning 1/2 of mars happens to be exactly 17.9 billion acres, so that is accurate (and olympus mons is in the western hemisphere).  The moons were not too accurate though.  The larger moon moves really fast, you should actually be able to see it move through the sky (plus it isn't gigantic, it appears smaller than the moon from earth).  The smaller moon is almost stationary (like a satellite); it should stay in the same location for days.

Plus, how come you can see bender through kif when he goes chameleon, but you can't see his own gloved hand when he scratches the back of his head?
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« Reply #1 on: 03-04-2002 23:09 »

Although they did get the shape of Phobos and Deimos correct, they're not spheres.
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« Reply #2 on: 03-04-2002 23:52 »

True, they are lumpy potato shaped things. More like captured asteroids than moons. They are only a few kilometers across.

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« Reply #3 on: 03-04-2002 23:52 »

Was it just me or did Olympus Mons seem really, really small?
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« Reply #4 on: 03-04-2002 23:54 »

Yeah, it was tiny compared to any mountain on Earth. That crater was pitifully small as well. Maybe the aliens blasted them all and left the one on Mars intact.
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« Reply #5 on: 03-05-2002 00:16 »

Olympus mons should be friggin huge (like 370 miles/600 km diameter; the size of Missouri).  The crater at the top should be the size of Rhode Island.  Plus it is surrounded by 4-6 km high cliffs (think of the side of a rocky seashore).  It is 24 km high.  Guess they don't need to breath in the future.

I reviewed everytime kif cloaked or whatever, you could see stuff behind him, but he would not change into the color of something he was wearing (the rim of his hat vanished, but you could see behind him, his hand vanished but you could see bender through him).
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« Reply #6 on: 03-05-2002 07:46 »

Why didn't he use his camo technique on Amazonia?
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« Reply #7 on: 03-05-2002 08:03 »

Better yet, why didn't he "use" it here? It seems to be an element that got half-whacked in the rewriting process; probably used in an earlier draft to allow Kif to infiltrate the kidnappers.

So...why didn't he use it? Er...
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« Reply #8 on: 03-05-2002 11:03 »

Moreover, if Kif has no bones, why did he think he was going to die by snu-snu on Amazonia? And if the Amazon women were bigenough to pop his bladders, why didn't his head explode like a grape on the high-gravity planet?
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« Reply #9 on: 03-05-2002 11:09 »

and I think one moon looked exactly like a moon they used for another planet... dunno which one though... and btw you are all nerds  smile hehe...
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« Reply #10 on: 03-05-2002 12:37 »

 
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Guess they don't need to breath in the future.

Remember, back in Mars University they said they terraformed Mars:


Fry: Very impressive.  Back in the 20th Century we had no idea there was a university on Mars.
Prof.: Well, in those days Mars was just a dreary, uninhabitable wasteland, much like Utah.  But unlike Utah it was eventually made livable when the University was founded in 2636.
Leela: They planted traditional college foliage.  Ivy ... trees ... hemp ... soon the whole planet was terra-formed!
Fry: Does that mean it's safe to breathe the air?
Prof.: Of course!
*sounds of Fry gulping in air*

(Shamelessly pulled from a Usenet post from 1999... Thanks Google Groups!   wink )


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« Reply #11 on: 03-05-2002 12:44 »

 
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Moreover, if Kif has no bones, why did he think he was going to die by snu-snu on Amazonia? And if the Amazon women were bigenough to pop his bladders, why didn't his head explode like a grape on the high-gravity planet?

I don't think that makes sense...the high gravity wasn't enough to crush Fry/Zapp's bones, so obviously it's not strong enough to pop Kif's bladders. Besides, maybe Kif is just sensible and didn't want to get pregnant, which is why he was afraid of having unprotected snu-snu with the amazonians. Or maybe he's just gay.
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« Reply #12 on: 03-05-2002 12:58 »

Remember, Kif never fully explained HOW his bladder system works.  He kept getting cut off.

If you notice in "Brannigan Begin Again" Kif's head smacks to the ground in a funny sight gag when he enter's that planet's atmosphere.  Maybe that is a clue to how they work.  I know it was a clue to him having no bones.
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« Reply #13 on: 03-05-2002 18:35 »

Just a clarifying note:  Olympus mons is 3 times taller than mount everest.  You cannot breath on top of mount everest; there is not enough oxygen.  Even accounting for the fact that the atmosphere of Mars "leaks" into space (the gravity is not high enough to contain an atmosphere forever on mars), thus allowing the atmosphere to extend higher somewhat, you will not be able to breath on top of the volcano.
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« Reply #14 on: 03-16-2002 07:53 »

erm...
in "A flight to remember" (i think), as they were escaping from the "Titanic" didn't Amy's parents introduce Amy to Kif? and from then Kif likes Amy alot and eventually goes out together.
but suddenly her parents seem not to know Kif at all.

perhaps her parents introed Amy to too many guys till they forget?
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« Reply #15 on: 03-16-2002 08:12 »

It was pointed out elsewhere--perhaps on this thread, I dunno, but certainly not in the episode--that when the Wongs introduced Amy to Kif, they thought he was a captain (as Zapp had given him command of the ship before fleeing). Now they know better.

Think of it as an Easter Egg of sorts; only the biggest "Futurama" geeks like us will be left unconfused by things like that.

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« Reply #16 on: 03-16-2002 08:39 »
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oh thats a good point, BrainSluggo. I hadn't thought of that, and when i watched the episode, I was like "Hey, they introduced Kif to Amy! What's the deal??"
now I know better. I'M the deal.

oh and did anyone bring this up yet (?), but if Kiff got snu snued by the amazon women, why did he forget what sex was and think when the Buggalos went running by that he and Amy had just made love?
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« Reply #17 on: 03-16-2002 10:49 »

Maybe Kiff thinks sex and making love are different things, would explain a lot.
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« Reply #18 on: 03-16-2002 11:55 »

 
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oh and did anyone bring this up yet (?), but if Kiff got snu snued by the amazon women, why did he forget what sex was and think when the Buggalos went running by that he and Amy had just made love?


Kif didn't get snusnu'ed on Amazonia. He used the suction cups on his hands and feets to cling to the ceiling of the cave, until Amy came in and rescued him.

But I did get the impression he and Amy had snusnu after returning ot Earth. Perhaps Kif got stagefright. Or possible Kif's race have snusnu in another way than humans, and thus he didn't consider snusnu with Amy as sex.
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« Reply #19 on: 03-16-2002 14:38 »

Yeah, Teral brings up a good point. I thought that he had gotten snu snu'ed, but after watching it again, the same woman that goes in with him the first time is the one poking him with the broom, and when the Amazonians take their turn, they only go into Fry's and Zapp's rooms.
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« Reply #20 on: 03-17-2002 12:38 »

Not exactly an error, but I hope those Martians are really careful when they stop at the next planet. The diamond is simply in tow, nothing prevents it from slamming into the spaceship if it stops for some reason.
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« Reply #21 on: 03-17-2002 13:35 »

Well, if their ships have half the durability of the PE Ship, it shouldn't be that much of a problem.
Teral

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« Reply #22 on: 03-17-2002 13:52 »

I guess not, but the PE ship was constructed by a mad scientist. Hard to know what kind of weird alloys he used.

It just looked funny, a diamond worth more than half the surface of Mars and they just put it in a sling and tow it after the spaceship.
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« Reply #23 on: 03-28-2002 15:00 »

But did you see all the different lengths of wire he used in making the ship?
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« Reply #24 on: 03-28-2002 15:28 »

Actually there is something else wrong with the moons: (If this was mentioned, ignore me)
Phobos currently is the lumpy potato shape, but scientists believe in a few hundred years or sooner, the moon (which is developing deep cracks down the middle) will split apart to either form two moons, or be completely destroyed. So why is it still there? Did they repair it? I read about this many years ago, so feel free to correct me. Also if you wanna see something else funny about that episode and Kif click here:  http://www.planetexpress.dk/?kiffreproductive

(WARNING may be offencive to some)
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #25 on: 03-28-2002 16:09 »

Maybe some Berkeley-based historical society demanded the Government spend billions of dollars to have Phobos "restored."

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« Reply #26 on: 03-28-2002 18:04 »

I think the vegetarians wouldn't eat at Fishy Joe's anyhow. I mean, come on. All the place serves is animal products.
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« Reply #27 on: 03-28-2002 19:34 »

Captain Obvious strikes again
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« Reply #28 on: 03-28-2002 21:23 »

Captain Obvious?!?! Where! :: looks around with autograph book and pen ::
Chump

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« Reply #29 on: 03-29-2002 11:42 »

Captain obvious? I love that guy!
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« Reply #30 on: 03-29-2002 14:15 »

tis my favoritist avator in the whole wide world!
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« Reply #31 on: 03-29-2002 16:14 »

Shriek! Where's the Spelling Nazis when you need them?  big grin
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« Reply #32 on: 03-30-2002 11:44 »

How many different ways can "avatar" be misspelled?
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« Reply #33 on: 03-30-2002 13:04 »

According to "Wibster's Dictionary", 9.
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« Reply #34 on: 04-02-2002 06:17 »

you read dictionarys? what a nurd.
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« Reply #35 on: 04-02-2002 07:01 »

ooh, ive got one, kif's magical clothes change during the saving amy bit. magic.
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« Reply #36 on: 04-02-2002 09:57 »
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you read dictionarys? what a nurd.

Of course I read dictionarys. Do you think I own a Universal Translator? Have you priced those things lately, I'm not made of money. Leave me alone.   big grin

Edit: Come to think of it the Wibsters joke was abit obscure. Only Dilbert fans would pick up on it (and I happen to know Nix is a Dilbert fan  tongue)

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« Reply #37 on: 04-02-2002 16:16 »

Double post, but what the h***.

When our happy quintet is about to enter the nostrils of the Great Stoneface of Mars, Betsy is in the middle of them, right next to Kif. Cut to closer shot, Zapp yells "Noseward hooo!", and Betsy have disappeared. Inside the tunnel Betsy is also missing, yet when Kif needs her inside the crater, poof she appears out of nowhere.

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« Reply #38 on: 04-02-2002 16:37 »

 
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I reviewed everytime kif cloaked or whatever, you could see stuff behind him, but he would not change into the color of something he was wearing (the rim of his hat vanished, but you could see behind him, his hand vanished but you could see bender through him).

This could be on purpose.
Most "ye old Sci-Fi films", that involved the person disapearing also had the back bit of clothing dissapear due to poor specialFX...
I look at it as a reference to all those old Sci-fi flicks...  tongue

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« Reply #39 on: 04-21-2002 16:40 »

Futurama Comics #3 actually showed the Wong ranch, and it looked like the building that appeared here. Hey, advance continuity! (Having said that, Fox held this episode back so long it could well have been finished before #3 was even started!)

On the other hand,  wink in the comic there was green grass around it instead of Martian soil, and there were cows visible too. Dunno about you, but *I* believed Amy when she said they were extinct in 'A Fishful Of Dollars'...
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