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M0le

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« on: 11-22-2003 06:03 »

In 'Where No Fan has gone before', they say Star Trek is illegal, yet in one episode Hermes compares DOOP to 'The Federation from your Star Trek program'.
winna

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« Reply #1 on: 11-22-2003 06:12 »

There's a lot of reference to star trek before 'Where No Fan Has Gone Before'...  I wanna say they do a direct reference in the pilot, but it might just have been Fry saying "do the thing" to Leonard Nemoy... Either way, Nemoy denies all knowledge of the show in WNFHGB as compared to him at least acknowledging it in SP3k.....
Beamer

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« Reply #2 on: 11-22-2003 06:20 »

There's also the "New Trek vs Old Trek" chat room on the first internet scene in I Dated A Robot.
David A

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« Reply #3 on: 11-22-2003 06:27 »

 
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Originally posted by winna:
I wanna say they do a direct reference in the pilot, but it might just have been Fry saying "do the thing" to Leonard Nemoy...

Also, in the pilot, Fry says that the automatic door is "just like on Star Trek."  Then the door comes down and hits him on the head.
TheLesbianLeela

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« Reply #4 on: 11-22-2003 11:40 »

Maybe just the public use of the forbidden words are illegal. The internet is anyway out of control and what do you say in your own home is also on your own.
The Cryogenic Sleep building is a public place as well as the video shop.
Anyway: The words can't be forbidden totally. Otherways the people in that time wouldn't even know the words.

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« Reply #5 on: 12-02-2003 17:52 »

Ya mean Futurama did something in an early episode that they then contradicted in a later episode?

How Trekian!  big grin

(and, yes, I am a Trekkie)
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« Reply #6 on: 12-15-2003 16:39 »

If they introduced the illegal use of ST in the first episode, the first episode would be 5 minutes too long.
Nobody really noticed Fry saying "Star Trek" in SP3K, and Everyone forgot about it being illegal when Hermes said it in BBB. NT VS OT is an illegal chat room and must be hidden.
There we go!
Teral

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« Reply #7 on: 12-15-2003 18:09 »

I'm sure even in the future the idea of a right to privacy is still around. Hermes said those words within the walls of a private home (Farnsworth live at Planet Express), and should be safe from surveilance cameras. If the right to privacy have been reigned in, I'm sure a crackpot, mad scientist like Farnsy can come up with something to jam the surveilance.

Defrostees are most likely granted some leeway, concerning laws of the future. They just woke up from decades, sometimes centuries, of sleep, and can't be expected to know everything about new laws (unless this is the same future as in "Demolition Man"  wink ). As long as they're inside Applied Cryogenics, they're excused from minor stuff.
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« Reply #8 on: 12-15-2003 18:23 »

Who says it was allowed inside Applied Cryogenics?  The door did hit him in the head when he said it.

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Teral

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« Reply #9 on: 12-15-2003 18:56 »

Compared to getting thrown into a vulcano, I'd consider getting a door slammed in your face as being granted "some leeway".
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« Reply #10 on: 12-20-2003 12:45 »

I think the most blatant contradiction here is "Star Trek: The Pepsi Generation" from "That's Lobstertainment," which is even stranger when you consider that Matt Groening said Pepsi no longer exists in the time of Futurama.  So a movie from an illegal franchise advertising a product that no longer exists was not only made, but nominated for an Oscar?  The wizards must have been hard at work on THAT one.

This is my first post here, by the way.  I don't have an avatar yet, but maybe I'll pick one eventually.
David A

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« Reply #11 on: 12-20-2003 21:16 »

"Where No Fan Has Gone Before" seems to imply that only the original Star Trek is illegal, not The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, ect.

I don't know if that's relevant or not, though.

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winna

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« Reply #12 on: 12-20-2003 22:29 »

Isn't it obvious...

That that isn't relevant  roll eyes
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