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Ricky

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« on: 08-21-2002 09:30 »

I'm currently watching season 1 on DVD, and I noticed a number of errors regardin the Planet Express ship in the very first episode. The windows on the outside of the ship counted 4 in one scene, and then a couple of seconds later there were 5 of them. And then back to 4 again in the next scene... Also, the P.E. logo was suddenly mirrored (the rocket pointed left instead of right).
Also, the interior of the ship seemed to change from scene to scene, especially regarding colors.

Cuoldn't the animators agree, or what? Wizard?
M5438

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« Reply #1 on: 08-21-2002 10:39 »

The commentary track has an explanation.  They were thinking about having consistent plans for the ship, but they concluded that it was too much trouble.
Torquemada

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« Reply #2 on: 08-21-2002 22:27 »
« Last Edit on: 08-22-2002 00:00 »

There were four windows. After winning some money by betting on nuclear albino monkey fights, the Professor had another installed. Then the government of Earth introduced the Window Tax, so he had it bricked up.

As for the PE logo, it is obviously a magnetic stick on one (like you get on delivery vans today) which was put on the wrong side of the ship after it was washed.

Duh.
Kryten

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« Reply #3 on: 08-21-2002 23:03 »

The ship is actually a shape-shifting alien that Prof. Farnsworth captured and forced to do his bidding.
Chump

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« Reply #4 on: 08-22-2002 00:04 »

It's that damn Infinite Wizarding Drive that they use to power the ship. Things like that jump around, and cause things to happen totally without fault to the animators. Or so I hear.
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #5 on: 08-22-2002 12:26 »

Their engine drive has some side-effects like very local distortions in the space-time continuüm.
nixon!

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« Reply #6 on: 08-31-2002 15:35 »

White magic! Out out dam spot :€
Shadowstar

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« Reply #7 on: 08-31-2002 20:03 »

Stop tormenting me! All I can get here in the US are the poor quality VCDs from Malaysia which don't have any commentaries or anything.
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #8 on: 09-23-2002 08:23 »

al people knows that the P.E ship has a Diesel Engine.....
Nixorbo

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« Reply #9 on: 09-23-2002 08:38 »

If by "diesel" you mean "dark matter," then yes, yes it is.
Loki

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« Reply #10 on: 09-23-2002 11:35 »
« Last Edit on: 09-23-2002 11:35 »

No, while the main engine is dark matter type, they also have a second, emergency one. So, in case the dark matter engine fail they can always travel by the emergency diesel.
M5438

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« Reply #11 on: 09-23-2002 11:53 »

Yeah.  The diesel runs a generator to power the ion-traction drive.  Duh!
aslate

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« Reply #12 on: 09-23-2002 11:57 »

 
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Originally posted by M5438:
The commentary track has an explanation.  They were thinking about having consistent plans for the ship, but they concluded that it was too much trouble.

They do give another explaination, yes your one is valid, but mainly for the inside of the ship. They also say that, for the first few episodes they didn't know what the ship was going to look like fully, note the scene in I-Roommate where Fry says he's moving out, have you ever seen the ship at that level looking like that?

Nixorbo

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« Reply #13 on: 09-23-2002 13:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Loki:
No, while the main engine is dark matter type, they also have a second, emergency one. So, in case the dark matter engine fail they can always travel by the emergency diesel.

 
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Originally posted by M5438:
Yeah.  The diesel runs a generator to power the ion-traction drive.  Duh!

If by "diesel" you mean "whale oil," then yes, yes it does.

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M5438

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« Reply #14 on: 09-23-2002 17:12 »

I was going to say something to that effect, but I realized that "diesel" referred to the engine type, not the fuel.  tongue
Kryten

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« Reply #15 on: 09-23-2002 23:16 »

 
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Originally posted by M5438:
Yeah.  The diesel runs a generator to power the ion-traction drive.  Duh!

Like a balloon and something bad happens!
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #16 on: 10-01-2002 19:16 »

 
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I was going to say something to that effect, but I realized that "diesel" referred to the engine type, not the fuel.   tongue


Exactly... Diesel engines can work with a lotr of  oils...
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