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Starship Captain
« on: 08-11-2003 05:12 »

Theres lots of stuff in Futurama that doesnt make sense its a cartoon there allowed to. But just to be annoying this thread can have stuff that could happen but is unlikely. For instance when Fry gets Frozen we see all the civillization (sic) get destroyed how come his building stays intact but all the other buildings around him get destroyed?

Space Pope
« Reply #1 on: 08-11-2003 05:34 »

Fry: "Magic. Got it."


Some things just happen, although there is no possible explanation for them, but since they are essential for the story, they do occur.


Bending Unit
« Reply #2 on: 08-11-2003 09:49 »

May I reccommend the "Cubert's Rants" section of "The Leela Zone":


Bending Unit
« Reply #3 on: 08-11-2003 10:49 »

  laff   That's hilarious.  I'd like to read all of those when I have more time.
Bending Unit
« Reply #4 on: 08-11-2003 18:12 »

It can be fun trying to come up with explanations that are as plausible as possible without violating anything that we actually know from the episodes, although often "as plausible as possible" isn't very....

That particular one (Applied Cryogenics surviving the destruction of New York) has been discussed before. But why not discuss it again? Here are some possibilities:

1. The Nibblonians, knowing Fry's destiny, came to Earth (and possibly came back in time) to make sure that building was one of the few that stood untouched (or at least untouched enough for Fry to survive). If the show had gone on longer, they may have actually had to use this one.

2. The alien invaders left a handful of buildings standing, maybe for use as a good post-invasion base, and that happened to be one of them. It looked pretty, or intimidating, or centrally-located, or whatever they were looking for.

3. The insurance companies knew they couldn't save all of New New York, but they could save the buildings where the payouts would be the highest (after all, while most policies have an "act of God" clause, how many have an "act of alien invaders" clause?). A few people (probably including That Guy) were paying lots of money for lots of insurance. Therefore, Applied Cryogenics was defended, at great expense, from the aliens--possibly by concentrating most of NY's defense forces in one place, or by bribery, or through contacts with alien insurance companies. Or maybe Prudential's HQ was just in the same building.

4. During the Second Coming of Zombie Jesus, so many of the 144,000 Jews who were to be resurrected were in that building that it was just easier to resurrect the whole building than to find their pieces among the rubble. I'm not saying that Jesus was lazy, but why would he want to do more work than necessary?

5. That was one of the few buildings actually built by Japanese contractors (as opposed to built for Japanese contractors by mafia-controlled subcontractors), so it happened to be comparatively sturdy.

By the way, there are similarly good (well, not-so-good) answers for many of the objections in Cubert's Rants.
Aaron Haynes

« Reply #5 on: 08-11-2003 23:04 »

You Need a Tune-Up: Why would the worms work to improve Fry's body so much? There wouldn't really be any benefit to them!

Couldn't resist this one for some reason. The smarter and stronger that Fry is, the less likely he'll do something stupid and get himself killed, (and in turn, the worms killed). Some real-world species really form mutual-benefit relationships like that. Though if you wanted to get into biology, that would probably make it a symbiotic relationship rather than a parasitic one.

Symbiotes Lost!

Bending Unit
« Reply #6 on: 08-14-2003 19:07 »
« Last Edit on: 08-15-2003 00:00 »

Interesting side note for those without the dvd:
In the commentary, Matt Groening states that he created Cubert to be the "scientific fact" voice that would point out all scientific flaws on the show.
Or, the show's hardcore fan incarnate, who doesn't let any science goof get by them   wink

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #7 on: 08-15-2003 03:39 »

Originally posted by Atticus:
In the commentary, Matt Groening states that he created Cubert to be the "scientific fact" voice that would point out all scientific flaws on the show.
Or, the show's hardcore fan incarnate, who doesn't let any science goof get by them    wink

And we saw how much screen-time Cubert got, and how beloved he was by the fans...
  roll eyes
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