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Magnetichead

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« on: 08-10-2004 13:41 »

I'm sure this has been brought up before but there is a hug mistake in this episode.

When Al is explaining about the mole people attack on earth he says he was in a pool removing a dead possum and so survived.

We then see an infant leela being shot towards earth.

Now I know that this explanation was a lie on Als part but surley he would just say 'i was too young to remember' since he too would have been an infant instead of being the age he is now which is what was shown....
Teral

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« Reply #1 on: 08-10-2004 13:50 »

Al never claimed to be the same age as Leela. Even then he could just say the Cyclopians live longer than humans.

Plus it's funnier.
Nibblonian

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« Reply #2 on: 08-10-2004 16:51 »

Yeah, let's not argue the logic out of a possom-fetching joke.
David A

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« Reply #3 on: 08-10-2004 17:35 »

I never thought that Alkazar was supposed to be the same age as Leela.  I always thought that he was supposed to be middle-aged, like Al Bundy.
Lurker

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« Reply #4 on: 08-10-2004 19:59 »

ah yes, but peggy was middle aged too
Spacedal11

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« Reply #5 on: 08-10-2004 20:05 »

But who said that the baby sent in the rocket was Leela? I mean they could be the same age. And there isn't any proof that it was her.
j_ohanley

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« Reply #6 on: 08-10-2004 20:17 »

Lets all just remind ourselves again that it was a lie of Al's. Leela probably wouldn't care that much anyway.

I would also like to take this moment to say how much I love that "shape shifting tuxedo" line. Bam! Two plotholes painted over with just one stroke!
Nixorbo

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« Reply #7 on: 08-10-2004 21:54 »

Let's say Alkazar was 16-18 at the alleged time of the disaster.  Leela's no older than 30, I believe, so that would put Alzakar at 48, not really incredibly old, considering how the Professor looks at 160.
Shaucker

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« Reply #8 on: 08-10-2004 23:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Spacedal11:
But who said that the baby sent in the rocket was Leela? I mean they could be the same age. And there isn't any proof that it was her.

T'wasn't her, as seen in Alkazar's flashback. The baby may have had purple hair and one eye, but it wasn't the Leela we see as an infant in "X-mas Story" and "Leela's Homeworld".

Another possible explanation: Alkazar is a lying jerk.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #9 on: 08-11-2004 00:10 »

Oh yeah. Cause here people,

 http://www.gotfuturama.com/cgi-bin/imageview.cgi?/Multimedia/FrameGrabs/2ACV09/Grabs/pic00342.jpg
ABBFT

and

 http://www.gotfuturama.com/cgi-bin/imageview.cgi?/Multimedia/FrameGrabs/4ACV02/Grabs/pic00042.jpg

L'sH.
David A

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« Reply #10 on: 08-11-2004 08:46 »

 
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Originally posted by Spacedal11:
But who said that the baby sent in the rocket was Leela? I mean they could be the same age. And there isn't any proof that it was her.

Of course the baby in the rocket wasn't really her.  There was no baby in a rocket.  There was no planet Cyclopia, either.

You people do get that Al made up the whole story, right?  Al was a shapeshifting liar who made all of that stuff up to take advantage of Leela.  That planet wasn't really Leela's homeworld.  She isn't even really an alien; she's a mutant from the sewers.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #11 on: 08-11-2004 11:53 »

If you're wondering about the age difference, think of Alkazar as that creepy uncle you have that goes to bars all the time, tries to do a combover for his balding head, and still wears a disco jacket. It all makes sense then.
David A

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« Reply #12 on: 08-11-2004 20:10 »

Exactly.  And you can think of Leela as that woman in her late twenties who can hear her biological clock ticking, but thinks that all of the men her age are immature, so she dates older men, usually married ones who say that they're going to leave their wives but never do.
Jicannon

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« Reply #13 on: 08-11-2004 21:25 »

yeah, that and that woman who desperately wants to carry on her race so it doesn't matter how old the man is.
DDie

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« Reply #14 on: 08-16-2004 17:15 »

The age difference should be even bigger: Due to the fact that the cyclops baby traveled with a fast rocket through space she should age slower than Al who stays on the non-moving planet. (yes, I know it's moving, but it's far from moving as fast as the rocket).
Teral

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« Reply #15 on: 08-16-2004 18:19 »
« Last Edit on: 08-16-2004 18:19 »

I don't think time dillation will amount to much in this case.

They increased the speed of light, meaning the rocket could travel vast distances without approaching velocities that would result in serious relativistic effects. Even at a nice comfortable speed of .1c time dillation is only about .5%. Over 30 years that's 55 days. In the story the cyclops baby probably wouldn't spend more than a year travelling (afterall Leela spend most of her childhood at Cookieville). In the end time dillation will only amount to 2-3 days.

Hah, and my friends told me learning Relativity Theory in high school was stupid.  big grin
DDie

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« Reply #16 on: 08-16-2004 18:28 »

I guess the rocket traveled at about near lightspeed ~c. Cause the convoi in '30% Iron Cook' is also able to travel that fast. So I'm quite sure time dillation will kick in.

Anyway, it doesn't matter. It's a cartoon!
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