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lovablerascal

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« on: 06-27-2003 13:19 »

We see in Futurama episode one and in I loved Lucy Lui, that the Earth was invaded and decimated by aliens twice over. I can understand humans saving cryogenically frozen individuals from the 20th-21st centurys, but how on Earth did his bank accounts stay there to 'A fishful of dollars'?
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #1 on: 06-27-2003 13:25 »

Welcome to PEEL, lovablerascal.  You have a point, but maybe not every single thing was destroyed.  Besides, it was the futurec (oh, that sounds weird), and they probably had some new technology that recorded it that couldn't be destroyed.

and BTW, it's called "I Dated A Robot".
Teral

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« Reply #2 on: 06-27-2003 13:41 »
« Last Edit on: 06-27-2003 13:41 »

We only saw New York getting flattened, but judging on the mideval cirt that grew up, the first attack probably decimated the entire planet. Since this happened quite  abit after Fry was froazened, it's reasonable to think we'd colonized other planets in the meantime, and the Big Apple Bank expanded accordingly. So the headquarter on Earth was destroyed but the company as such survived thanks to it's interplanetery branches.

Even today account information are usually stored at several diffrent locations, for this eaxct reason; to prevent accidents from deleting all evidence of ownership.
Xmpel

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« Reply #3 on: 06-28-2003 11:43 »

Also why did he open a new account in "Insane in the mainframe"?
M Jackson
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« Reply #4 on: 06-28-2003 19:47 »

It's a seperate savings account. Also at the end of A Fishful of Dollars Moms sons empty his old BigApple bank account.

"Thanks a billion"
"More Like 4.3 Billion!"

And also to point out the obvious, Fry opens a new account to serve as a plot device, so that Roberto can be introduced as a bank robber.

Roberto: Hey thanks for answering that question M Jackson.
M Jackson: Ah, it was nothin'
Roberto: (shaking me wildly) IT WAS NOT NOTHIN'!!!!
aslate

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« Reply #5 on: 06-28-2003 20:01 »

Actually he opens a pension fund/retirement account, different to a savings account.
fromage

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« Reply #6 on: 06-29-2003 00:49 »

Maybe the planet wasn't entirely decimated after the first alien attack, maybey survivors decided to build up a medieval city for a change, and the building where fry is became a sort of memorial, that's why nobody got in.

A real medieval society would have entered the building to see "what's in that weird looking thing"
Australian Guy

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« Reply #7 on: 06-29-2003 03:51 »

My advice is not to worry too much about continuity like that. The whole alien invsion thing was just a play on the Timemachine
ShineFusion

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« Reply #8 on: 06-29-2003 07:54 »

Who cares, it's funny is'nt it, then it does'nt matter.
lovablerascal

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« Reply #9 on: 06-29-2003 15:09 »

Yeah, having them destroy society of high rise buildings, humanity goes medieval, on their return the aliens destroy the medieval society.
winna

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« Reply #10 on: 06-29-2003 15:19 »

See all that could make sense, but why does it go from regular place building *destroyed* to medieval place *destroyed* AND then to super futuristic place?  Wouldn't after the medieval place getting destroyed a more simpler place be built....
Lee Roberts

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« Reply #11 on: 06-29-2003 16:36 »

His account was still there because it's a cartoon. It's the whole point of the episode, Fry having all that money.  They might have made him win the lottery but that would be stupid, because nobody normal would win a hell load of money like that. The episode is good but I do see where you are coming from.

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« Reply #12 on: 06-29-2003 18:01 »
« Last Edit on: 06-29-2003 18:01 »

People have obviously realized something in the meantime (between medieval and superfuturistic), whynot?
fromage

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« Reply #13 on: 06-29-2003 22:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Lee Roberts:
His account was still there because it's a cartoon. It's the whole point of the episode, Fry having all that money.  They might have made him win the lottery but that would be stupid, because nobody normal would win a hell load of money like that. The episode is good but I do see where you are coming from.


We all know  it's a cartoon but we are trying to explain the show's oddities because we are pathetic nerds  smile
Sil

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« Reply #14 on: 06-30-2003 07:23 »

There is a reference in SP3K (this has probably been said before, so apologies in advance), when Url says "I'm gonna get 24th century on his ass." That would be a reference to the second Medieval period, because in some other movie which I can'r remember, someone says "I'm gonna get medieval on his ass." Cunning, huh?  laff

I think (but again, I'm not sure), that in early versions of the script, the cryogenic capsule was moved into a new building.  Again, someone else told me that, so I don't know.
reverend

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« Reply #15 on: 06-30-2003 07:36 »
« Last Edit on: 06-30-2003 07:36 »

The movie was Pulp Fiction, the speaker Marcellus Wallace. I don't know if any of you guys watched Red Dwarf, but a similar thing happened with Lister, who had twenty pence or something in an account and after three million years owned everything on Earth.
Sil

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« Reply #16 on: 06-30-2003 08:09 »

Yeah - Red Dwarf is great.  He owned everything except the electricity company because he left his light on.

Was that from Pulp Fiction? 'I am rightfully shamed'  I should know that.
Cube_166

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« Reply #17 on: 06-30-2003 10:24 »

 
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Originally posted by lovablerascal:
We see in Futurama episode one and in I loved Lucy Lui, that the Earth was invaded and decimated by aliens twice over. I can understand humans saving cryogenically frozen individuals from the 20th-21st centurys, but how on Earth did his bank accounts stay there to 'A fishful of dollars'?

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