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EvilChicken

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« on: 03-24-2010 17:14 »

Afte watching Roswell That Ends Well I thought, Bender must be ancient! He was about 1500 years old in Roswell That Ends Well and then in Bender's Big Score he waited about another 1500 years under the planet express, and there was thousands of Benders from different times so he must be about 150, 000 years old! Right? Because the only reason they were all together at the end was because the original Bender 'woke them' or something.
Jezzem

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« Reply #1 on: 03-24-2010 17:26 »

Bender would have to be older than 150 000 years old after the events of Bender's Big Score considering how many times he went back in time judging by how much stuff there was in Planet Express that he stole from the past.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #2 on: 03-24-2010 21:01 »

Considering we do not know how many times he travelled or how far back he went on each occasion I would say it is unknowable.

What we can know is that his head is older than his body by about 1,056 years.
hobbitboy

Sir Rank-a-Lot
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« Reply #3 on: 03-25-2010 12:02 »

Speaking of liquid, in the commentary for BBS Ken Keeler mentions that the fact that metal is a liquid (over very long time frames) is a plot point in the fourth movie (ItWGY) but in ItWGY that point never came up. Presumably it was dropped prior to the story being finalised. Does anyone know (or has anyone asked) what that metal = liquid thing was supposed to be about?

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Svip

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #4 on: 03-25-2010 16:26 »

I think we have a pretty decent section on his age:

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Bender was originally constructed in 2998, making him 1-2 years old when Fry met him in 2999. The events in "Roswell that Ends Well" make his head 1055 years older than the rest of his body. The incident in "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles" does largely not count as an ageing or the opposite, and fans largely regard his age to remain intact. In Bender's Big Score, Bender travels back in time several times, though the amount of times is unknown, the amount of Benders that appear at the end, may suggest at least a couple of thousand times. Given how many of these travels seems to be between 1000 to 5000 years in the past (from about 3007), an educated guess would make him at least a million years old, but probably more. An alternative theory could suggest when the time duplicates explode at the end of the first film, Bender is the same age he was at the end of the original run plus 995 years, as the Bender that went back 995 years in time to kill Fry is presumed to be the orginal and therefore wouldn't expire like the rest of them.

In the comic, "Rust in Peace", it is revealed that Bender, due to too much time travelling, must be inserted into a renewed unit. Farnsworth determines his age to be 27 203 before moving him to his new body. But 27 203 seems a lot less than what would be a quick educated guess. 27 203 would require Bender to have gone at least about a thousand years back each time and only gone 27 times, or instead gone more years back and done fewer than 27 times. But regardless of the ordeal, the amount of Benders appearing at the end of Bender's Big Score seems to contradict this fact. The event in the comic is thus not necessarily considered canon.

Speaking of liquid, in the commentary for BBS Ken Keeler mentions that the fact that metal is a liquid (over very long time frames) is a plot point in the fourth movie (ItWGY) but in ItWGY that point never came up. Presumably it was dropped prior to the story being finalised. Does anyone know (or has anyone asked) what that metal = liquid thing was supposed to be about?

It was assumed to be a joke from Ken Keeler's side.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #5 on: 03-25-2010 21:40 »

Too bad that Bender plot wasn't in the movie.  Was hoping it would be.  As for Bender's age, he's about 2 or 3.  But he's a lot older in his mind than Fry.   And then he started to age in the Roswell episode.   Or maybe Bender is supposed to be ageless. 
Freako

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« Reply #6 on: 03-29-2010 00:29 »

Speaking of liquid, in the commentary for BBS Ken Keeler mentions that the fact that metal is a liquid (over very long time frames) is a plot point in the fourth movie (ItWGY) but in ItWGY that point never came up. Presumably it was dropped prior to the story being finalised. Does anyone know (or has anyone asked) what that metal = liquid thing was supposed to be about?

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Tedward

Professor
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« Reply #7 on: 03-29-2010 00:38 »

Considering your stance on meat-eating, wouldn't it be a good thing then when people don't get jokes?  tongue
Freako

Urban Legend
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« Reply #8 on: 03-29-2010 01:15 »

Yes, but it makes books and bend-err cry themselves to sleep thinking about it.
hobbitboy

Sir Rank-a-Lot
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« Reply #9 on: 03-29-2010 13:18 »



      Speaking of liquid, in the commentary for BBS Ken Keeler mentions that the fact that metal is a liquid (over very long time frames) is a plot point in the fourth movie (ItWGY) but in ItWGY that point never came up. Presumably it was dropped prior to the story being finalised. Does anyone know (or has anyone asked) what that metal = liquid thing was supposed to be about?


   Every time someone doesn't get a joke. I kill a Kitten.
   Then eat it.


I don't get it. It certainly doesn't come across as a joke to me. Is it supposed to be in the same vein as Carl's heavily whispered "Shut Up" in the Stonecutters episode of the Simpsons?

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cyber_turnip

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« Reply #10 on: 06-16-2010 17:46 »

Sorry for the rather epic bump but I'm sure I read something about that plot point being dropped and just presumed it was what they were doing in the upcoming Lethal Inspection where Bender finds out he has a mortal defect.
Thinking about it, if it isn't the liquid metal plotline, I'll be very dissapointed.
Freako

Urban Legend
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« Reply #11 on: 06-17-2010 13:29 »

That so called "Dropped plot point" was just a joke.

But we'll see anyway.
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #12 on: 06-17-2010 15:10 »

Perhaps it was a joke until the writers were scrambling for ideas for the new season and remembered that, "Hey, Keeler said that thing in that one commentary, about Bender's composition; let's make that an episode." And so the creative process begins.
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #13 on: 06-23-2010 16:47 »

Perhaps it was a joke until the writers were scrambling for ideas for the new season and remembered that, "Hey, Keeler said that thing in that one commentary, about Bender's composition; let's make that an episode." And so the creative process begins.
I for one feel it could be a good plot, even if it started as a joke.
Dorsal Axe

Bending Unit
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« Reply #14 on: 06-24-2010 01:09 »

I think one of the comics ended up using that plot.
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