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PCC Fred

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« on: 05-10-2002 15:09 »

Early in the episode, when Bender flies through the asteroid field, a small asteroid punches a hole in his head.  A minute later, and the hole's disappeared.  Any explanations?

Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #1 on: 05-10-2002 15:20 »

Just like the thing he carved into his chest, It was probably a deliberate mistake for the sake of a joke.
Kryten

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« Reply #2 on: 05-10-2002 15:31 »

Space Wizard.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #3 on: 05-10-2002 15:36 »

Maybe... a space cow wizard! That'd be totally awesome.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #4 on: 05-10-2002 15:54 »

Let's not forget the holes Bender had in previous episodes. Like in "Fry & The Slurm Factory" and "Insane in The Mainframe".
cellery

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« Reply #5 on: 05-10-2002 16:04 »
« Last Edit on: 05-10-2002 16:04 »

The hole in Bender's head is discussed several times in the following threads if you want more information and conjecture.

 Thread 1

 Thread 2

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« Reply #6 on: 05-13-2002 08:09 »
« Last Edit on: 05-13-2002 08:09 »

Bender is made of a special metal which "heals" itself when damaged.


or maybe it's a cartoon and it happens all the time
ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #7 on: 05-13-2002 13:10 »

I'll say its all just good cartoon logic   smile If everything was really serious and perfect it wouldn't be as funny maybe   smile
Archie2K

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« Reply #8 on: 05-13-2002 13:34 »

Bender seems to be more of a parody of a robot than an actual robot. I mean why would a robot be able to feel pain unless it was programmed that way? Simple... if Bender was an ordinary robot, he would be boring. His human-like character makes him funny.
ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #9 on: 05-13-2002 13:57 »

I couldn't have put it better myself Archie  smile
Alundar

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« Reply #10 on: 05-13-2002 20:10 »

"I am Bender. Please insert girder."
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #11 on: 05-13-2002 20:34 »

Show some respect, he's BENDING UNIT 22
Kryten

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« Reply #12 on: 05-14-2002 01:23 »

Actually, he's Bender Bending Rodriguez.
TSN-Bot
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« Reply #13 on: 05-14-2002 04:27 »

actually, he's Bender Bending Rodriguez Unit 22
wu_konguk

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« Reply #14 on: 05-14-2002 08:07 »

Maybe he has a robotic healing factor much like the Bender in issue (I forget) of the Futurama comics.
cellery

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« Reply #15 on: 05-15-2002 15:26 »

A mutant healing factor and an adamantium skeleton!
static

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« Reply #16 on: 05-16-2002 17:25 »

Well.. maybe he contains a self-repairing nanobot mechanism?
yokurt

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« Reply #17 on: 05-17-2002 13:04 »

space worms!
static

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« Reply #18 on: 05-17-2002 17:40 »

 
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Originally posted by yokurt:
space worms!

*cough* ->robotic<- space worms, if so.   cool
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #19 on: 05-18-2002 03:06 »

Fry's worms in Parasites Lost were technologically advanced--they had a public transportation system, medical lasers, and everything--so could they not produce their own robot race, just as Earthlings made a robot race that resembled themselves? Not a big deal, but amusing to think about.

In a deleted scene from The Series Has Landed, The Crushinator suggests to "Paw" that she is carrying Bender's child. Oh Glod, how does THAT work? Does Bender have a couple of nanite colonies living in his, um, groin region? 
Zed 85

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« Reply #20 on: 05-18-2002 03:51 »

Maybe they cut it out because they decided that the concept seemed too incredible? Rather than just lack of time?  confused
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #21 on: 05-18-2002 06:01 »

It would seem that Zed 85 has the most likely solution.
Torquemada

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« Reply #22 on: 05-19-2002 23:21 »

Robot children are the result of programming interfacing, a blend of the two personality cores is stored inside the 'female' robot, but they need to go to a factory to have a body made for them.

A Robot body would not work for the worms, they are parasites and therefore need to parasatise an organic host.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #23 on: 05-20-2002 04:52 »
« Last Edit on: 05-20-2002 04:52 »

Ah, but Fry's worms, in spite of the episode title, were not really parasites! From Dictionary.com:

par·a·site: An organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of its host.

Fry's space-worms repaired what should have been a fatal wound and were very, very beneficial to Fry in many ways, regardless of his concerns about how they affected his relationship with Leela. All they wanted in return was a warm colon in which to live and three square meals a day.   puke

Were they to build robot duplicates, they would act according to their programming, which would probably be: (1)protect the host; (2) reproduce and spread.

(Yessir, spendin' WAY too much time thinkin' about this...)
David A

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« Reply #24 on: 05-20-2002 05:09 »

Yes, that would be an example of mutualism, not parasitism.

Still, I think "Parasites Lost" is a great title.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #25 on: 05-20-2002 10:53 »

"Symbiotes Lost" just doesn't quite have the same ring to it.
David A

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« Reply #26 on: 05-20-2002 22:53 »

It's not a pun either.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #27 on: 05-21-2002 05:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Archie2K:
Bender seems to be more of a parody of a robot than an actual robot

Three years after it's debut, Archie2K finally gets the point of Futurama.

Teral

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« Reply #28 on: 05-25-2002 15:47 »

Bender: "I'm..a..robot?"
Archie2K

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« Reply #29 on: 06-01-2002 13:59 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
 Three years after it's debut, Archie2K finally gets the point of Futurama.


I don't get it.
McGrady

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« Reply #30 on: 06-01-2002 15:20 »

Futurama is a parody of science fiction; almost everything in the show is a parody of some form of science fiction, be it book, tv show, or movie.  Many people just see the show as "the simpsons in space", or believe it to be a science fiction television show (like star trek, or farscape).

The entire point of futurama is not to be just another science fiction series but to parody it, so with the statement, "I think bender is more a parody of a robot than an actual robot", you struck what the entire show is about.  Leela isn't an alien babe, she is a parody of an alien babe; PE ship is not a spaceship, it is a parody of a spaceship, etc.
Teral

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« Reply #31 on: 06-01-2002 15:54 »

Said on the DVD:

"If you love sci-fi, you'll love Futurama for all the little references we put in. If you hate sci-fi you'll love Futurama because we poke fun of all those other sci-fi-series."

(Typed from memory, don't quote me on it)

But I loved what David Cohen said about the origin of Zoidberg: He's a parody of "Bones" McCoy, but the other way around. McCoy is a human doctor, that performs surgery on aliens who have vastly different anatomy than humans. If he (Cohen) was Mr. Spock he didn't want to have McCoy perform surgery on him. Zoidberg is an alien doctor performing surgery on humans.
payndz

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« Reply #32 on: 06-01-2002 16:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:

But I loved what David Cohen said about the origin of Zoidberg: He's a parody of "Bones" McCoy, but the other way around. McCoy is a human doctor, that performs surgery on aliens who have vastly different anatomy than humans. If he (Cohen) was Mr. Spock he didn't want to have McCoy perform surgery on him. Zoidberg is an alien doctor performing surgery on humans.

This explains a lot about 'Enterprise'. IT'S A PARODY OF STAR TREK! Although now I think about it, a lot of people have been saying that ever since they heard that a song used in Patch Adams was going to be the theme tune...
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