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mazda07

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« on: 10-20-2010 21:29 »
« Last Edit on: 10-20-2010 22:23 »


if this is fry when he went back in time in BBS. in 2010 and he would be 35 then.



and here he is again when its 3010 and he is also 35 year's old..



it's not that i want the to paint fry like that. curse i love the may they make him just the way he is big grin

anyone else found it weird that the missed that detail? smile not that it's so big aproblem just wanted to say it big grin
Nutmeg1729

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« Reply #1 on: 10-20-2010 22:19 »

I thought he was 33 in 3010...
mazda07

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« Reply #2 on: 10-20-2010 22:23 »

DOOH.  sorry . oka now its the rigth one but still why do he look like that when he is 35 in 2010 big grin
Nutmeg1729

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« Reply #3 on: 10-20-2010 22:27 »

Because he's been more carefree in the 3000's, but back in the 2000's he had a lot more, god knows.

An error, mayhaps.
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« Reply #4 on: 10-20-2010 22:30 »
« Last Edit on: 10-21-2010 08:12 »

The original non paradox Philip J. Fry (less you count Fry from "The Why Of Fry" as the original Fry sent back to the Infosphere) age old thread by me: The Original Fry ...

Anyway according to the Infosphere Fry is 35 years old.

Fry/Lars (aka Fry's time paradox duplicate) went back in time in the year 2000 when he was 33 or so years old and so 12 or so years past before Fry/Lars decided to return to the future.

And only two years has past since the events of Bender's Big Score which makes the original Fry only 35 years old, when compared to his paradox who lived ten years in the past seen in that pic which would make him about 43 years old.

Also when Fry first came to the future a few hours before the year 3000 for the first time he was about 24 or 25ish (25 it seems) years old, add ten years makes him 35. Also the original Fry spent very little time back in the past in Bender's Big Score (he froze himself again after touching his own butt for about 7 years in the year 3000).
mazda07

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« Reply #5 on: 10-20-2010 23:02 »

aaaaaaaa(brian flatlinening..) sorry didn't understand  that much of that. I think i got the point but still cant se why he is looking older in bbs then he does today
Jezzem

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« Reply #6 on: 10-21-2010 08:15 »

Fry visibly aged during his time in the 21st century in BBS because it served the Lars storyline for him to look older than Fry. Even though characters age more in Futurama than most other animated shows, they're not going to constantly change the character designs to make them look older (unless it's some kind of time travel story like Bender's Big Score or The Late Philip J. Fry).
Rush

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« Reply #7 on: 10-21-2010 08:23 »
« Last Edit on: 10-21-2010 08:28 »

aaaaaaaa(brian flatlinening..) sorry didn't understand  that much of that. I think i got the point but still cant se why he is looking older in bbs then he does today

Fry/Lars on the top pic is about 43 since he lived 10 years in the past since the year 2000.

While the original Fry only lived (and his still living) two years afters the events of Bender's Big Score making him 35 years old since it's 3010 and when he first came to the future a few hours before the year 3000 he was 25.

Do you get it now?

I repeat.

Only two years has past in since the events of Bender's Big Score, while 10 years had past in Fry/Lars pic.

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Though if one was too visit The Bubbling Geezer Hot Spring Spa to get euthasised every few decades you just might live forever, other than be killed by the sword or the gun to modern terms.
mazda07

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« Reply #8 on: 10-21-2010 12:08 »

Better wink
soylentOrange

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« Reply #9 on: 10-22-2010 06:17 »

I think you could also make the case that people probably won't age as fast in the 31st century as they do in the 21st century due to better healthcare, just like we live longer now than people did a thousand years ago.  That would explain why Fry didn't age visibly between the year 3000 and 3010, and yet he (Lars) aged alot between the years 2000 and 2012
hobbitboy

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« Reply #10 on: 10-22-2010 15:08 »


 Also the speed of light thing probably has an effect too.

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KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #11 on: 10-22-2010 15:11 »

Maybe Fry is meant never look his age.   And I agree with NutMeg that Fry should be 33 in 3010.  Also, maybe Fry has been more carefree in the future than he was in the past. 
mazda07

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« Reply #12 on: 10-22-2010 15:52 »

maybe
lilkitten29

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« Reply #13 on: 10-23-2010 06:12 »

Because Fry looks weird and ugly with those wrinkles.
mazda07

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« Reply #14 on: 10-23-2010 15:46 »

true true
FemJesse

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« Reply #15 on: 10-24-2010 20:09 »

Arguable Lars had a lot more time to age then Fry because he will always be ten years "older" pending aging stops when you're cryogenically frozen. So if Fry is 33 then Lars would have been 43. Leela's robbing the grave.
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« Reply #16 on: 10-26-2010 06:33 »

To go with the carefree theorem, the Fry/Lars that looks aged went back to his job at Panucci's pizza and gave up the person he loved (Leela) as well as the strong friends he made in the future; he was forced to start his life all over again, and without much to look forward to, the thought of putting everything behind him took its toll.
MadFellow

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« Reply #17 on: 10-27-2010 09:11 »

Can't this be a time when we're allowed to blame the wizards?
CommanderZapp

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« Reply #18 on: 10-27-2010 22:34 »
« Last Edit on: 03-24-2011 16:46 »

Can't this be a time when we're allowed to blame the wizards?
True.
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« Reply #19 on: 10-28-2010 12:54 »

can't we just lock this topic as the answer is already given.
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« Reply #20 on: 03-24-2011 03:12 »

Maybe Fry is meant never look his age.   And I agree with NutMeg that Fry should be 33 in 3010.  Also, maybe Fry has been more carefree in the future than he was in the past. 

Also you would think that in the year 3010 that they would have the technology to allow you to hold onto your youth for longer, what with Professor still being around at 170 or whatever he is now.
Red Shirt

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« Reply #21 on: 03-24-2011 08:44 »

Aging characters in cartoons is just weird, most don't do it or do it very slowly (ex: The Simpsons, South Park)
Rush

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« Reply #22 on: 03-24-2011 09:24 »
« Last Edit on: 03-24-2011 09:28 »

Also you would think that in the year 3010 that they would have the technology to allow you to hold onto your youth for longer, what with Professor still being around at 170 or whatever he is now.

The Bubbling Geezer Hot Spring Spa, a place where you can get euthasised (As Hermes Conrad said).

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Hermes: We've decided to do the merciful thing and have you euthasised.

In "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles".

And the Omicronians' recipe for immortality.

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Lrrr: [on TV] Attention, McNeal. We are reasonably satisfied with the events we have seen. Overall I would rate it a C+, OK, not great. [Nd-Nd sees she is in the shot and runs offscreen.] As a result, we will not destroy your planet. But neither will we provide you with our recipe for immortality.

In "When Aliens Attack".
Aki

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« Reply #23 on: 06-08-2011 21:38 »

Aging characters in cartoons is just weird, most don't do it or do it very slowly (ex: The Simpsons, South Park)
Futurama works differently from those shows, though. In for example The Simpsons, the same year pretty much happens over and over again - Lisa keeps having her eight birthday and so on. No matter the logic. In Futurama, the timeline is moving forward, the episodes taking place circa 1000 years after the airtime. So there is no real excuse here, but there are some good alternate explanations given in the thread.
futurefreak

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« Reply #24 on: 06-09-2011 06:08 »

Like what Rush said above. In BBS our Fry freezes himself for another sevenish years until he finds the PE crewin the park mourning the loss of Fry, thus causing him not to age those seven years.
Aki

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« Reply #25 on: 06-09-2011 09:53 »

For a bigger problem, also discussed on PEEL: What about Cubert and Dwight being in their 20s? This is more worrying to me, and I would honestly like the writers to take care of this in some way (acknowledge their age or kill them off or whatever).
DannyJC13

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« Reply #26 on: 06-09-2011 18:40 »

Aren't they like late teens?

And as I said in the South Park thread, characters from animated shows don't age. wink
Aki

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« Reply #27 on: 06-09-2011 18:45 »

And as I said in the South Park thread, characters from animated shows don't age. wink

Futurama works differently from those shows, though. In for example The Simpsons, the same year pretty much happens over and over again - Lisa keeps having her eight birthday and so on. No matter the logic. In Futurama, the timeline is moving forward, the episodes taking place circa 1000 years after the airtime. So there is no real excuse here, but there are some good alternate explanations given in the thread.

I would not mind if all characters stayed the same, but as it seems in Futurama, some characters age and some do not. There are "excuses", like Cubert aging differently because he is a clone or whatever, but they have not been officially acknowledged.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #28 on: 06-09-2011 18:51 »

Well, they should do like a 60,000 paged book about Futurama going into EVERYTHING.

They should do that with every animated show.
Aki

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« Reply #29 on: 06-09-2011 18:55 »
« Last Edit on: 06-09-2011 18:58 »

Well, they should do like a 60,000 paged book about Futurama going into EVERYTHING.

Indeed. That would for sure clear up a lot of confusion.

And the sad thing is that I'm not kidding.

edit: Speaking of making books about all TV series, ever read "The Physics of Star Trek"? :P
futurefreak

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« Reply #30 on: 06-09-2011 23:59 »

I've heard of a Star Trek cookbook (?). I have the Encylopedia from the 90s and the Book of planets/space travel. I am very upset that at the time Encylopedia was published Seven had not made her debut and so there is no trace of her in there, easily one of the top 3 if not the most influential female character in all of Star Trek mad

Futurama characters do age...like when they show old Leela getting with Cubert in TLPJF.
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« Reply #31 on: 06-13-2011 07:04 »
« Last Edit on: 06-13-2011 07:07 »

The life expectancy in the 21st and 31st centuries are different and technology differs in both eras as well. Look at drawings of 100 year olds in the series and compare it to what a 21st century 100 year old looks like. The one in Futurama seems much younger and spry.

So, my theory is thus: everybody gets older, but due to 31st century tech not available today, they don't visibly age too much. The BBS Fry looks so old because he no longer has access to the 31st century materials which would make him healthier and make him look and feel younger.

The beauty of this is they can use it to explain any error in a character not looking their age. Why's the Professor not look any older? The life expectancy in the 31st century is far past 160, but that's just an arbitrary date for "retirement" due to population figures. Why don't Cubert and Dwight look past 20? In 31st century terms, they won't get to look like they're 20 for about 10 more years. Plus the education system has become so advanced that perhaps grade school is expanded. Why does Leela still look so hot? The world may never know.
Aki

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« Reply #32 on: 06-13-2011 15:12 »

Plus the education system has become so advanced that perhaps grade school is expanded.

This would indeed also explain the advanced work Dwight and Cubert do in school, like actually creating black holes. The future is awesome, basically.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #33 on: 06-13-2011 17:05 »

The future is awesome, basically.

Agreed. tongue
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #34 on: 06-13-2011 21:52 »

Actually, I believe DXC uses the phrase, "It's the future," when people ask why something is wacky in Futurama. And the time-honored, "It's a cartoon," or, as MST3K puts it, "Just repeat to yourself, 'It's just a show, I really should relax.'"
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« Reply #35 on: 06-14-2011 04:56 »

I've heard of a Star Trek cookbook (?
'I have a Star WARS cookbook big grin
It has Wookiee Cookies and Greedo's Burritos and more!

Also, obviously cartoon characters never age. But yet, Futurama is usually on a higher level than most television shows.
Like what Rush said above. In BBS our Fry freezes himself for another sevenish years until he finds the PE crewin the park mourning the loss of Fry, thus causing him not to age those seven years.

I also agree with this ^ and the other theories. Such as in TMNH at the end they all get set back a couple years, even though this is not 'confirmed' I believe it's true. It also helps with this difficult question writers are constantly asked axed.
Aki

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« Reply #36 on: 06-14-2011 05:00 »

Also, obviously cartoon characters never age.

Quit saying such a lie. As mentioned before, characters have aged on Futurama, and they have aged on other shows as well (including the nine month jump in The Simpsons season 11 when Manjula had her babies). And if you mean they seldom age, then say so.
leiapadme77

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« Reply #37 on: 06-14-2011 05:02 »

Also, obviously cartoon characters never age.

Quit saying such a lie. As mentioned before, characters have aged on Futurama, and they have aged on other shows as well (including the nine month jump in The Simpsons season 11 when Manjula had her babies). And if you mean they seldom age, then say so.


Yes, that is pretty much what I meant. roll eyes
Aki

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« Reply #38 on: 06-14-2011 05:04 »

Yes, that is pretty much what I meant. roll eyes

Pretty much? PRETTY MUCH?

...alright then. Move along.
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« Reply #39 on: 06-14-2011 09:53 »

The best excuse I can come up with is that visual age reduction creams work really well in the year 3000.
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