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Iron Chef
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« on: 10-21-2003 11:11 »

I was watching that truly wonderful episode 'Time Keeps on Slipping' recently and I thought about what would have happened in the time skip that resulted in Fry and Leela's marriage.
How did Fry move the stars with no one else noticing?
How would Leela have first seen it?
How long a period did the skip cover?
I am interested in other people's views on the issue 
Venus

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« Reply #1 on: 10-21-2003 11:14 »

after he was finished moving the stars he probably brought her out there to see them. And then one thing would have led to another, and would have led there again on the way home.
less than hero

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« Reply #2 on: 10-21-2003 11:38 »

Hmmmm...I sense a put your head on my shouders quote, venus...
Well, I would guess that Fry moved the stars when Leela was helping to teach Bender how to make cupcakes(God forbib).  Then, when she was licking the spoon, he would fly the ship out and show her from the "safe distance" that he takes it out to later.  Also, iron chef, I have to agree that time keeps on slipping is a great episode.
Lionel Hutz Esq

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« Reply #3 on: 10-22-2003 03:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Iron Chef:
How did Fry move the stars with no one else noticing?

People probably noticed, but they noticed during the time skip, so no one remembered noticing.

 
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How would Leela have first seen it?

It was probably visible from earth, if you aimed a telescope at it, but I would guess that Fry had her fly the PE ship out to it.  All of this obvioulsy happened during the skip.


 
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How long a period did the skip cover?

The time skips are getting longer, but appear to effect different people diffently.  That being said, I figure the skip covered a few months, maybe a year.

Of course, I could be wrong.

What makes a good man go neutral?  Lust for gold? Power? Or were you just born with a heart full of neutrality?[/b]
ChAnCe

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« Reply #4 on: 10-22-2003 03:47 »

Oh man i loved that episode!
But the last part was sort of a mood killer.
They take u up so high than bring u down and kick u in the ass..
Anyway Fry probably did a few round trips after they completed thier task of moving the stars around the nebula. He sneaked out in the PE's ship in the night and moved about 3 stars at one night. Probably took him about a week to do it and it was quite visable to the naked eye on earth.
You know, something like a "Will U Marry Me" msg on baseball scoreboard..
But nobody remembered so too bad, Fry mon..  frown
Sil

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« Reply #5 on: 10-22-2003 11:29 »

I get sad at the end of that episode! Agreed though, it's gotta be one of my favorites.

But (I assume) it didn't take Leela that long to get the stars to where they are before Fry moves them ("Just a few...more...hundred...thousa nd...miles. There!) so I doubt it would have taken Fry that long.  So he could have just moved the stars then taken Leela onto the bridge to show her the new configuration.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #6 on: 10-22-2003 12:00 »

What bothers me about the episode is that the "I Love You Leela" message isn't actually visible until that big pull out from the nebula where you see it. But when you see that in the reflection when Fry looks out the window (the shot before), the message isn't there!
Nixorbo

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« Reply #7 on: 10-22-2003 14:00 »

They're all non-Underworld vampire stars, so they don't have reflections.
VelourFog

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« Reply #8 on: 10-22-2003 14:01 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
They're all non-Underworld vampire stars, so they don't have reflections.
I'm going to assume that you clarified that just for jerks like me.

boingo2000

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« Reply #9 on: 10-22-2003 14:13 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
What bothers me about the episode is that the "I Love You Leela" message isn't actually visible until that big pull out from the nebula where you see it. But when you see that in the reflection when Fry looks out the window (the shot before), the message isn't there!

I think you gotta let that silde; dramatic lisence and all.  It is a very effective, dramatic reveal when we actually see it.
pjot77

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« Reply #10 on: 10-22-2003 14:38 »

Yeah, It's shows Fry his true feelings about Leela. Love that scene  love
Teral

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« Reply #11 on: 10-22-2003 17:07 »
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Ooops, already  posted. Nit retracted.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #12 on: 10-22-2003 20:11 »
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It was probably visible from earth, if you aimed a telescope at it

Not neccessarily.  Fry's love note in space was light years away from Earth, right?  So the light from the stars would take a period of time to reach Earth.

(And before anyone hits me with the obvious nitpick, yes, I know they increased the speed of light.  Even so, the light would still take a period of time to reach Earth.)

So Fry would have had to fly Leela there to see it.  It would also largely explain why no-one saw him move the stars in the first place.

A better question is: how come nobody on the PE ship noticed the message when they returned to set off the doomsday device?
Iron Chef
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« Reply #13 on: 10-22-2003 22:38 »

That is another good question. All it does is serve to perplex me further.
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #14 on: 10-22-2003 23:38 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
A better question is: how come nobody on the PE ship noticed the message when they returned to set off the doomsday device?

Fry saw it out of the side of the ship, they were probably too focused on the "O" with the chronotons to notice that th stars around it spelled something out. I mean, this was a life-and-death matter, the doomsday implosion, I thought.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #15 on: 10-23-2003 00:44 »

If they approched from a different angle, the stars would just appear as a cluster, not as legible letters.  I think it would have been cooler if the Planet Express ship had departed in the opposite direction so that you would see the mirror-reverse of the message, and your Brain had to do a little flip-flop of the image, to realize it was indeed a love-letter.
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« Reply #16 on: 10-23-2003 01:46 »

that wouldve made fry's NOOOoooooooooooooo a little confusing tho
Lionel Hutz Esq

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« Reply #17 on: 10-23-2003 03:40 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
  (And before anyone hits me with the obvious nitpick, yes, I know they increased the speed of light.  Even so, the light would still take a period of time to reach Earth.)

But the good ship Planet Express can't go faster than light, so if it flew to earth, the light must get there at least at the same time, if not ahead.


 
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A better question is: how come nobody on the PE ship noticed the message when they returned to set off the doomsday device?

Wasn't there a time skip?  They would have noticed, but not remembered then.

A better question.  When normalacy was restored.  Did time pick up where it was, or did it reset?  If it just keep going, that means that Leela and Fry probably have had sex, they just don't remmber it?  Heck, you could Fan Fic them having a kid, I suppose.

What makes a good man go neutral?  Lust for gold? Power? Or were you just born with a heart full of neutrality?[/b]
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« Reply #18 on: 10-23-2003 06:14 »
« Last Edit on: 10-23-2003 06:14 »

 
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Originally posted by Lionel Hutz Esq: Heck, you could Fan Fic them having a kid, I suppose.

This rases a further point. If someone was conceved and born during the timeskip, would they remeber their life at all. The child would instantly exist and concesness suddenly arrive with no 'memory' of being created etc...
   confused

edit: Also Fry and Leela may not even know if a child had been born or not...
PCC Fred

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« Reply #19 on: 10-23-2003 06:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Lionel Hutz Esq:
But the good ship Planet Express can't go faster than light, so if it flew to earth, the light must get there at least at the same time, if not ahead.

Touche.

Then how about this: Fry steals the PE ship during the night, goes and moves the stars, then returns to Earth to see the expression on Leela's face...  smile

 
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Originally posted by Lionel Hutz Esq:
A better question.  When normalacy was restored.  Did time pick up where it was, or did it reset?  If it just keep going, that means that Leela and Fry probably have had sex, they just don't remmber it?  Heck, you could Fan Fic them having a kid, I suppose.

Time picked up where it was.  This isn't Star Trek: Voyager.
ChAnCe

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« Reply #20 on: 10-23-2003 10:13 »

Here here, dude! Thats what i said earlier on..
 
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Originally posted by ChAnCe:
Anyway Fry probably did a few round trips after they completed thier task of moving the stars around the nebula. He sneaked out in the PE's ship in the night and moved about 3 stars at one night. Probably took him about a week to do it...  frown

At any rate, Time Keep on Skipping is one of my favourite episodes and judging from everyone posts, many of u feel the same way too! smile

But because of this episode, the msg in the sky has now become something that will haunt us Futurama fans forever...
Poor poor poor Fry!  cry   


David A

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« Reply #21 on: 10-23-2003 10:27 »

Yeah, whenever I hear the Globetrotter music now, it makes me kinda sad.   frown
PCC Fred

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« Reply #22 on: 10-23-2003 18:05 »

 
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Originally posted by ChAnCe:
 At any rate, Time Keep on Skipping is one of my favourite episodes and judging from everyone posts, many of u feel the same way too!  smile

Yep, it's my all time favourite!  smile

Iron Chef
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« Reply #23 on: 10-23-2003 20:05 »

It is really good to see such praise for Time Keeps on Slipping. It is my favourite episode as well. It combines everything that is great about Futurama. Clever plotlines, humour and emotion all worked into one fabulous episode
Sil

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« Reply #24 on: 10-28-2003 11:16 »

It was always underrated in my opinion.  And got beat by Amazon Women in the Mood in the Fall Madness. Ack!  red face
ChAnCe

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« Reply #25 on: 10-28-2003 11:24 »

Well i think both episodes have thier own unique thing going on
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AWITM was really really really funny!
"Thank u Lord in heaven!"

but TKOS was more catered for Fry/Leela shippers like me..
(Weeeee!)  smile
Venus

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« Reply #26 on: 10-28-2003 11:49 »

deleted Leela/Zoidburg scene from TKOS

                  Leela:
I don't want to push him away, but...i just don't think i love him.

                   Zoidburg:
Do you love me?

                   Leela:
No.

Zoidburg clicks on tv again


deleted wedding scene from TKOS

                    Bender:
Maybe Leela HAD to marry you, cause you got her pregnant.

Fry adjusts his cuffs proudly
Sil

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« Reply #27 on: 10-28-2003 11:58 »

I love those extras! But the best line from those exluded bits is what is said in the commentary.

Bubblegum Tate: "We must leave now, for we are needed elsewhere, but we wish you godspeed."
Ken Keeler (on commentary): "He used to say 'we're off to Antares to wipe the court with their sorry Antarean asses.'"
ChAnCe

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« Reply #28 on: 10-29-2003 05:04 »

Aw man.. I really need to get those DVDs. They sound real sweet with all these extras stuff..
Unfortunately I don'i stay in either Region 1 nor Region 2. Heck, I don't even think there IS a region from where i come from.
And buying them on Amazon/eBay would prove to be a financial suicide for my part why with the exchange rate now..
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Scifly

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« Reply #29 on: 10-31-2003 19:36 »

Well where the hell are you if you don't have a region.

I can tell you where your not "the universe"
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #30 on: 11-04-2003 15:16 »

I'm gonna guess the phillipines. 1 $USD for 1,4952985823653847 conch shells.
futuramamama

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« Reply #31 on: 11-16-2003 09:08 »

Here's a nutcracker. How do we know it's Fry who have moved the stars? Maybe Bender has a secret crush on Leela.
You know what they say: "In science Fiction, nothing is as it seems." I think Abraham Lincoln said that.
winna

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« Reply #32 on: 11-16-2003 09:46 »

The time slips aren't reliable anyways.  In one segment we see two schoolchildren playing and then they become old age coots the next second.  Yet everyone at planet express hasn't aged that much in relative perspective, though possibly by a few years.  True, that was just a site gag, but it makes a good point...
futuramamama

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« Reply #33 on: 11-16-2003 10:42 »

I think the professor says something about the time skips happening random and selective, but I don't remember
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #34 on: 11-16-2003 13:07 »

"The time skips are worse than ever now! Isolated spots are jumping forward years at a time. Look!"

And I actually didn't notice that Professor quote until the third or fourth time I watched it, so for a while I thought there was a big flaw in the episode.  red face
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