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SpaceCase

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« Reply #40 on: 06-04-2003 00:24 »
« Last Edit on: 06-04-2003 00:24 »

<TOTP Happy-Dance>

 
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Originally posted by Anarchist:
  It was "U Leave Me Breathless." I can see it very clearly on my, ah, digital copy.

Here's an image of it - I magnified it and circled the individual words.

It clearly says:
U
leave me
breath-
less.

DUDE! You have w-a-a-a-y too much free time on your hands!

(This coming from someone who regularly surfs PEEL, CGEF, FSAC, TLZ...)
   wink

Now, it's my turn to show how big a geek I am!

I was watching my tape of “The Sting” for the umpteenth time, and something occurred to me:
How long does it take to build an intergalactic delivery-service ship?

<disclaimer>
For reasons I’ll not bore you with, currently I have no access to my Futurama materials (save my fresh tape of "The Sting" ), and limited Internet access, so bear with me; I’m wingin’ it.
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1) In SP3K, when Fry, Bender, & Leela show up at Farnsworth’s, he says he recently lost his delivery crew.
2) Farnsworth also says he built an intergalactic starship, with the implication that it is the PE ship we’ve all come to know and love.
3) In “Sting” the PE crew discovers the previous PE ship partially encased in the space-bee’s hive.

Now, that whole “Space-bee’s vs. Space-Wasp’s” thing of exactly how the previous PE crew died, aside: How much time passed between their getting killed, and Fry, Bender, And Leela’s appearance on the scene?
The reason I ask is that in SP3K, Farnsworth had a fresh ship ready to go. Did enough time pass for him to build another ship? Seems unlikely to me. Or did he start building the new ship before the loss of the previous PE crew? Or did he just happen to have a spare starship in his pocket? Did he know his crew wasn’t coming back and plan for it?
Or are there other possibilities I don’t see?

I’ve a few thoughts rattling around my head, but I’d like to hear your ideas.

<edited 'cuz double posts are a no-no!>
Anarchist

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« Reply #41 on: 06-04-2003 08:08 »

We have no way of knowing how much time passed between the death of the old crew and the arrival of Leela, Fry and Bender. Also, you have to remember that Farnsworth is #1) a genius and #2) completely unpredictable - he can build an intergalactic spaceship at any given moment.
Jesse X Barboza

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« Reply #42 on: 06-04-2003 09:24 »

It's quite possible that Farnsworth constructed another ship in case his crew didn't return. Don't forget in 1ACV12 "When Aliens Attack" he was ready to hire another new crew if Fry, Leela, and Bender didn't come back.
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #43 on: 06-04-2003 09:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Margarita:
from CGEF capsule - Semitic Miss Cocoa

I don't get that one. What does it refer to?
Some American brand of cocoa perhaps  confused
sheep555

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« Reply #44 on: 06-04-2003 11:41 »
« Last Edit on: 06-04-2003 11:41 »

@SpaceCase - For all we know, Farnsworth may have been running PE for many years. The crew whose ship got stuck could have been a crew from many years ago as well, and this would leave plenty of time for a new PE ship to be built...

Wait a minute...does that work?     confused


Edit: There's Semitic Museum at Harvard University. Didn't a few of the writers go to Harvard? I know I'm wrong, but still...   smile
zozer

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« Reply #45 on: 06-04-2003 11:47 »

 
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Originally posted by Margarita:
from CGEF capsule - Semitic Miss Cocoa
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I don't get that one. What does it refer to?
Some American brand of cocoa perhaps 

no. at least not one that ive ever heard of. maby its just some future brand.
edeltraut

Spelling Nazi
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« Reply #46 on: 06-04-2003 12:17 »

Yes. It refers to "Swiss Miss" cocoa powder, an American brand.
SQFreak

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« Reply #47 on: 06-04-2003 12:30 »

 
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Originally posted by sheep555:
Edit: There's Semitic Museum at Harvard University. Didn't a few of the writers go to Harvard? I know I'm wrong, but still...    smile

Yes, most of the writers went to Harvard.
And, yes, there is a Semitic Museum at Harvard. http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~semitic/
The word "Semitic" refers to the Semites. A semite is defined as:

A member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Near East and northern Africa, including the Arabs, Arameans, Babylonians, Carthaginians, Ethiopians, Hebrews, and Phoenicians.
or
A Jew.

So, in effect, the packet is stating Jewish Miss Cocoa as opposed to Swiss Miss Cocoa.

"I'm a thing!" -Bender, in "A Fishful of Dollars"

"Watching television shows doesn't create psycho killers; cancelling TV shows does!" --Scary Movie
sheep555

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« Reply #48 on: 06-05-2003 16:33 »

Hey, just spotted another goof in the episode (if you want to call it a goof - it might be deliberate):

In the funeral scene we see Guenter the monkey wearing a business suit and his hat - except the hat is back to normal...it isn't squashed anymore, implying that he's now super intelligent again...perhaps a bit of backstory on that one?
Venus

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« Reply #49 on: 06-05-2003 16:36 »

maybe he just got the outer casing fixed so he could look more 'business-like' but left the computer componants squished inside.
SQFreak

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« Reply #50 on: 06-05-2003 19:37 »

Or maybe he got a new hat that looks like the old one and transferred the computer components to the new hat.

Well, are there any episodes between "Mars University" and "The Sting" that FOX hasn't aired yet?
Spanghewed

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« Reply #51 on: 06-05-2003 22:51 »

You can't forget that it was just a DREAM and that HATS CAN LOOK HOWEVER THEY @$#!ING PLEASE IN A DREAM!
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #52 on: 06-06-2003 06:36 »

 
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Originally posted by SQFreak:
Well, are there any episodes between "Mars University" and "The Sting" that FOX hasn't aired yet?

Yeah, there's one ep between them that Fox still hasn't got round to airing yet, 'Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV'.

Anyway, one other thing I was thinking, what's so special about this honey that it's worth risking your life for? In Leela's dream we were told the effects of the honey, and it has an almost drug-like effect. But that was just in Leela's dream, not real. And before Professor Farnsworth set the mission, she didn't even know anything about it. So you can't really judge the honey on Leela's dream. So I wonder what's so special about it? smile

mikey

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« Reply #53 on: 06-06-2003 07:51 »

 
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Originally posted by Spanghewed:
You can't forget that it was just a DREAM and that HATS CAN LOOK HOWEVER THEY @$#!ING PLEASE IN A DREAM!

clam down...do i have to make you have to sit in the no no circle..DO I?
winna

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« Reply #54 on: 06-06-2003 11:04 »

About the professor having another ship on hand, I think that's what he did because obviously the crew that died at the hands of the "space wasps" weren't half of what his previous crew before them were, so in fact expected their deaths and started building another ship as they left, probably 5 minutes after the "Good News Everyone"...

And personally I think it's just really good honey, probably tastes like chicken, that's what's so good about it.......
mikey

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« Reply #55 on: 06-06-2003 11:09 »

and chicken is good..
Ricky

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« Reply #56 on: 06-12-2003 06:37 »

Here's one I noticed today.

When Fry falls into the royal jelly, he caughs and spits. But, Fry wears a space suit, so there shouldn't be any jelly inside his helmet, nor in his lungs.
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #57 on: 06-12-2003 07:39 »

Maybe the PE spacesuits aren't all that safe and airtight (if there can be such a notion), after all in The Why of Fry, Fry gets brain in his buttcrack... The professor probably made them, and we all know how little regard he gives to his crew's safety.
ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #58 on: 06-12-2003 09:18 »

Yeah, I agree, they mustn't be that all that safe or airtight becase he gets jelly in his underpants as well. Also he says that he cant swim in jelly as far as he knows, but what does it matter if he goes under the jelly anyway, he's got oxygen in his space suit so he wouldn't drown or anything. He'd be perfectly fine  smile
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #59 on: 06-12-2003 21:08 »
« Last Edit on: 06-12-2003 21:08 »

I found something. In the hospital, you'll see a picture of the ice fields of hyperion. The same place where Fry took Leela in her dream!
winna

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« Reply #60 on: 06-12-2003 22:06 »

I think Fry is just an idiot and he thinks he can't breathe when he can and that he has jelly in his underpants when he doesn't... 

Also good find spacepilot, I otta look for that...
McGrady

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« Reply #61 on: 06-12-2003 22:54 »

There is tons of stuff in the hospital room from Leela's dreams.
FemJesse

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« Reply #62 on: 06-13-2003 03:20 »

Things in the hospital room appearing in dream:

1. Fry (of course)
2. Hyperion Photograph on wall
3. Flowers from the Venusian Garden
4. Squeezy Stress toy Fry bought
5. Fry's jacket, still around Leela's shoulders
6. Hospital gown (she wore it in her dream when she was going to sleep)

Did I miss anything?
SpaceCase

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« Reply #63 on: 06-13-2003 03:36 »

@ FemJessee:
A small nitpick; Leela's nightgown does resemble her hospital gown, but the hospital gown has short sleeves. Her nightgown has no sleeves.

An observation only.
Venus

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« Reply #64 on: 06-13-2003 04:37 »

just call me detail oriented, but im still dissapointed by the lack of medical equipment hooked up to Leela. Someone in a coma should have a saline iv, a feeding tube, pulsomiter(sp? you know what a mean, that little clip they put on your finger to check your oxygenation rate) and a heart moniter. maybe more. When i had my tonsils taken out i had 3 out of those 4. and that was just my tonsils and not something life threatening like a coma
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #65 on: 06-13-2003 10:57 »

There was an iv stand, it just wasn't hooked up to her.  I guess having her hooked up would have made it harder to show her hugging Fry.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #66 on: 06-14-2003 02:34 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2008 12:30 »

Something's bothering me.
The writers have liberally sprinkled Futurama with 'hints' alluding to future eps. For example, Nibbler's shadow in SP3K, just as an example. You might also make a case for Fry's playing the Holophoner for Leela in PL tying into TDHAIP.
I may have spotted a new one:
After Fry is 'reconstituted' from royal jelly, Farnsworth explains how it happened: Fry left an imprint of his brainwaves in the jelly: When Leela spilled it on the PE lounge couch, the imprinted jelly touched Fry's DNA from flecks of his skin, hair, etc. still in the couch. Then {here it comes} Bender says, "And Fry's blood, don't forget about Fry's blood!"

Just what about Fry's blood are we supposed to remember?
  confused
Assuming, of course, that we're supposed to remember anything about Fry's blood.
  wink
So tell me, what do you think?
  hmpf
Spice Weasel

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« Reply #67 on: 06-14-2003 02:44 »
« Last Edit on: 06-14-2003 02:44 »

Yes, I concur that Bender made a big deal about Fry's blood.  Will that tie in to another ep?  I don't feel that is enough to optimistically derive a possible future plotline.

Wouldn't count it out though.
Teral

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« Reply #68 on: 06-14-2003 07:32 »
« Last Edit on: 06-14-2003 07:32 »

Fry said in "Godfellas": "I know he was evil, and on more than one occasion he actually stole my blood, but still I wish I had Bender back".

In "Xmas Story" we have the lines:
Bender: "I'm very generous, what about the time I gave blood?"
Fry: "Who's blood?"
Bender: "Some guy's."

I think it's simply a part of a running joke about Bender and human blood. I guess Bender stole part of Fry's blood while he slept on the couch.
Venus

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« Reply #69 on: 06-14-2003 13:35 »

 
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Originally posted by FemJesse:
Things in the hospital room appearing in dream:

3. Flowers from the Venusian Garden

i don't think those were Venusian flowers. they were a completely different color scheme then the plants that were in that garden.
Xmpel

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« Reply #70 on: 06-18-2003 21:58 »

I don't want to ruin this very Fry and Leela -sentimentalthread but didn't the "u leave me breathless" heart come out of frys throat all sticky?, then how can it be back to normal shape again?
BNLbum

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« Reply #71 on: 06-18-2003 22:14 »

 
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In SP3K, when Fry, Bender, & Leela show up at Farnsworth’s, he says he recently lost his delivery crew.

Yeah, but he's 159 years old when he says that. To him, five years would probably seem "recent".

 
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In the funeral scene we see Guenter the monkey wearing a business suit and his hat - except the hat is back to normal...it isn't squashed anymore, implying that he's now super intelligent again...perhaps a bit of backstory on that one?

In the last "epilogue" scene from Mars University, his hat is already back to normal.

 
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Just what about Fry's blood are we supposed to remember?

The only thing I can remember is from Insane in the Mainframe. Fry is stabbed by Roberto in the room, and easily could've bled on the couch.
the_dudefather

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« Reply #72 on: 06-24-2003 09:33 »

yeah seymour was proped up against the coffin (as far as a remember, i have only seen it once)

it was cool that they brought back a load of characters(i wonder how gunter is doing a FOX?)
Fryvilous

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« Reply #73 on: 06-24-2003 20:41 »
« Last Edit on: 06-24-2003 20:41 »

quote:

Just what about Fry's blood are we supposed to remember?


Well maybe Bender is just really fascinated with blood: after all, he is a robot, so he has no real idea what having blood is like.
the_dudefather

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« Reply #74 on: 06-24-2003 21:07 »

he so facinated with blood he keeps it all in his basement, but needs a human heart to pump it out...ho ho ho

since fry just lazies on the couch all day who knows what fluids would be on it: sweat, drool, urine, and....less pleasent stuff...

JDHannan

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« Reply #75 on: 06-26-2003 12:40 »

dude... dudefather, fry, for all his laziness i am quite sure has never peed on the couch.  not to mention the 'less pleasent [sic] stuff'
the_dudefather

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« Reply #76 on: 06-26-2003 13:14 »

after all those beers in 'insane in the mainframe' he would have done anything to that poor defenceless couch.

if he gets bedsores from lazing around i dont think he would bother getting up to use the bathroom, unless he had a slop bucket or something.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #77 on: 07-07-2003 04:48 »

Hey...
Something just occurs to me:
Why did Farnsworth send the crew to fetch space-honey, anyway?
In the 6.02x10^18 times I've watched my tape of 'The Sting' I've not noticed any reason.
'Course... I am a shippier, so I was kind'a distracted...
  roll eyes
What gives?
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