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DannyJC13

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« on: 09-19-2011 21:48 »

Just realised, Deep Blue has only appeared in a non-canon segment, yet his name appears on the Wheel of Robots. Error, or do we just assume he really exists?
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« Reply #1 on: 09-19-2011 21:52 »

Of course he really existed:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Blue_(chess_computer)
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« Reply #2 on: 09-19-2011 21:54 »

I mean in the Futuramaverse. In the future.
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« Reply #3 on: 09-19-2011 22:54 »

Pretty much everything that ever happened in the real world already happened in the "Futuramaverse" as you put it, in the past.

The only differences are obvious things like how ancient Egyptian culture was actually caused by Thubans coming to Earth and how Stop 'n' Drop was America's favourite suicide booth from 2008.


Unless we hear specifically otherwise, assume that real world events happened in 'Futurama's past too.

Plus, just because a character first appears in a non-canon segment, doesn't meant that if they appear later, it's a good. Scruffy is first working for Planet Express in 'Anthology of Interest I' if I recall correctly, yet it's hardly a goof when we meet him again in 'Parasites Lost'.
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« Reply #4 on: 09-19-2011 23:12 »

Plus, just because a character first appears in a non-canon segment, doesn't meant that if they appear later, it's a good. Scruffy is first working for Planet Express in 'Anthology of Interest I' if I recall correctly, yet it's hardly a goof when we meet him again in 'Parasites Lost'.

Scruffy's appearance in AOI was in a canon segment of the episode though, not in the what-if-machine.
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« Reply #5 on: 09-20-2011 00:15 »

Was it? In my memory, he was one of Leela's victims but it's been a while since I watched that one. My bad.
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« Reply #6 on: 09-20-2011 00:26 »

He was shown as an employee to whom a question was being asked, along with Katrina and Xanthor.
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« Reply #7 on: 09-20-2011 00:36 »

He was one of Leela's victims, but that wasn't his only appearance.

I thought the Robot Wheel was more like an opportunity for the writers to come up with every robot that has ever been seen in the show, ever, canon or not, and put them on the wheel? Deep Blue being a real computer only adds to the sense its inclusion makes in my head.
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« Reply #8 on: 10-02-2011 09:06 »

Plus, just because a character first appears in a non-canon segment, doesn't meant that if they appear later, it's a good. Scruffy is first working for Planet Express in 'Anthology of Interest I' if I recall correctly, yet it's hardly a goof when we meet him again in 'Parasites Lost'.

Scruffy's appearance in AOI was in a canon segment of the episode though, not in the what-if-machine.
Scruffy first appeared in A Fishful of Dollars, anyhow. He was introduced with a hair color change later on, interesting considering how he got a 300 dollar haircuit later on in Three Hundred Big Boys because "this one lost its pizazz"

re: topic
Al gore appeared in the non-canon segment of AOI, as did Nichelle Nichols, and they both exist in the Futuramaverse as well...so I agree with others here saying there is no need to discount their existence based on their first appearance in AOI.
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« Reply #9 on: 10-02-2011 11:46 »

> Also, it's a cartoon.
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« Reply #10 on: 12-31-2011 03:38 »

Considering robots can live for years, I'm not surprised.
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« Reply #11 on: 12-31-2011 04:30 »

I don't think there are many 'Futurama' characters that haven't lived for years.
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« Reply #12 on: 01-04-2012 01:30 »

Zoidberg, Professor, Bender, Wernstrom, and so on. Many old characters.
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« Reply #13 on: 01-04-2012 01:32 »

Farnsworth is way over 100, Bender is a few thousand years old by now with all the time travel, Wenstrom is probably over 100 and Zoidberg is quite old too.
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« Reply #14 on: 01-04-2012 01:33 »

I believe Bender is over 27,000 years old.
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« Reply #15 on: 01-04-2012 01:34 »

All the little nano-Benders are likely very young physically.
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« Reply #16 on: 01-04-2012 01:35 »

I don't think there are many 'Futurama' characters that haven't lived for years.
Zoidberg, Professor, Bender, Wernstrom, and so on. Many old characters.
He's talking about charictars who is an infant not old people.. no no

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« Reply #17 on: 01-04-2012 01:37 »
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How can infants be young?

TYPO: I meant old.
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« Reply #18 on: 01-04-2012 01:38 »

Err maybe because they are babys? no no
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« Reply #19 on: 01-04-2012 15:12 »

If you're 2 years old, you've lived for years. My point was that very few Futurama characters haven't lived for years. Obviously, a handful are younger than that (such as Jrrr).

I was basically picking up on Solid Gold Bender for saying years instead of centuries.
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