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Xanfor

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« on: 05-05-2006 21:02 »
« Last Edit on: 02-12-2011 00:35 »

Who is Xanfor?

I ask myself this question every day (figuratively speaking). Who are Katrina and Xanfor, as seen in AOII?

I like Xanfor, personally. He seems to me like a middle-aged graying Vulcan who dresses simply, smokes a pipe, and has the quite thoughtfulness of Sherlock Holmes. Bit like me, but less abrasive. You'll find out soon enough...

At first, I thought that this was some kind in-joke among fans, but I have been unable to find out anything about either Katrina or Xanfor on any site.

Oh well. I guess I'll go make a name for him. Make him live again! Such a noble man... *sniff*

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« Reply #1 on: 05-05-2006 21:37 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2008 21:16 »

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« Reply #2 on: 05-05-2006 21:47 »

Your thread just doesnt make sense , that's all.
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« Reply #3 on: 05-05-2006 21:50 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2008 21:18 »

I just want to know whether Xanfor and Katrina are spoofed from somewhere or whether they're brought in and brought out in a 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' sort of manner.

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« Reply #4 on: 05-05-2006 21:51 »
« Last Edit on: 05-05-2006 21:51 »

Don't worry about it Xanfor. He got no reason for posting it (the gay pic)... at least no obvious one, and I recommend him not to post such pictures out of personal experience.   hmpf

We, well I for once, don't have a single clue who Xanfor is. Beside the one really short scene we saw - the one you got the avatar of - he was never shown again. A google search on it mostly gives Futurama quotes, or nicknames of members at some messageboards.

So I guess we will never find out who he is, unless someone else knows more...

Welcome to PEEL, enjoy your stay.   smile

@beanbeanbean, posting a picture like that needs a little more reasoning than just "not liking" a thread. And only posting a picture like that without saying a single word is even more gay.  wink
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« Reply #5 on: 05-05-2006 21:52 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2008 21:18 »

Well, if he doesn't exist, then I can freely take his form! Woo ha ha! The world is mine!

Eh-hem.

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« Reply #6 on: 05-05-2006 21:58 »

Riiiight. Well germanfryfan , just thinking , what the hell is this actual thread on about , that's all. I can't figure it out. *confused?*
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« Reply #7 on: 05-05-2006 21:59 »
« Last Edit on: 05-05-2006 21:59 »

Well... the charachter Xanfor BeanBeanBean. He had a really short appearance on "Anthology of Interest I", same as Katrina.

@Xanfor: Do so, but since we don't know a thing of him I'd say that he was pretty meaning and useless. If you want to play that meaning and useless role do so.     tongue

Oh, one more thing. In case you are curious about some things that happen here, or that seem to be odd as well as general guidelines of behaviour we have, I recommend you to read our little FAQ, the PEELers's FAQ.
It pretty much summarizes and explains PEEL's community rules and gives a lot of tips on how to use it and what things said means.
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« Reply #8 on: 05-05-2006 22:01 »

 
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Oh, one more thing. In case you are curious about some things that happen here, or that seem to be odd as well as general guidelines of behaviour we have, I recommend you to read our little FAQ, the PEELers's FAQ.
It pretty much summarizes and explains PEEL's community rules and gives a lot of tips on how to use it and what things said means.

At me?

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« Reply #9 on: 05-05-2006 22:02 »
« Last Edit on: 05-05-2006 22:02 »

No, to Xanfor. You posted in between.

I edited into my post what this thread is about.     wink

And believe me about posting such pics... I had my problems with mods back in 2004.

And now I recommend this thread to get back into the topic it was meant to be... I for once reject to answer in here from now on.  tongue
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« Reply #10 on: 05-05-2006 22:05 »

Ah ok. My apologies to Xanfor And GFF. Sorry for acting like an idiot.
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« Reply #11 on: 05-06-2006 00:23 »

i got a faint though that hes from deep space 9
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« Reply #12 on: 05-10-2006 22:44 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2008 21:18 »

Hmmm, that's odd. 'Futurama' usually only spoofs the original 'Star Trek', except for a few jabs at 'The Next Generation'.

 
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@Xanfor: Do so, but since we don't know a thing of him I'd say that he was pretty meaning and useless. If you want to play that meaning and useless role do so.       tongue

That I will.   wink


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« Reply #13 on: 05-12-2006 02:43 »

yeah your right hes not from deep space 9. maybe hes not from star trek, but from lost in space or something?
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« Reply #14 on: 05-12-2006 10:57 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2008 21:24 »

I've seen the movie 'Lost in Space' recently, and he's not in there. However, I haven't seen the series in some multiple of forever. (That's because when Gene Roddenberry went to CBS with his idea for 'Star Trek', CBS axed him how he would go about the hurdles of filming a space show, and then stole all of them to make 'Lost in Space'. Thus, there is very little enjoyment I have been able to make myself derive from it.)


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« Reply #15 on: 05-12-2006 11:15 »

Gene hated CBS with a passion after they did that to him.  Pity, because Lost In Space was a pretty crappy show.

As for spoofing ST:TOS, it's so easy since it's a part of pop culture.  Captain Picard and Sisko just don't have the name appeal as Captain Kirk.

But in TMLH's the Professor blew up DS9 with the PE Ship's high beams...
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« Reply #16 on: 05-12-2006 11:26 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2008 21:19 »

You're right! Two jabs at ST:TNG, one at DS9!
(So now Deep Space Nine is a possible suspect again)

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« Reply #17 on: 05-12-2006 13:05 »

 
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Originally posted by germanfryfan:
We, well I for once, don't have a single clue who Xanfor is. Beside the one really short scene we saw - the one you got the avatar of - he was never shown again. A google search on it mostly gives Futurama quotes, or nicknames of members at some messageboards.

Depends how you spell it.  There was a character named Zanthor in an episode of the old He-Man cartoon.  (Here's a picture.)  But if that's where the Futurama writers got the name, then the name seems to be all that they borrowed.

 
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He seems to me like a middle-aged graying Vulcan who dresses simply, smokes a pipe, and has the quite thoughtfulness of Sherlock Holmes. My kind of guy!

Personally, I think he's based on Carl Sagan.

 
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I still don't know what that is.  Do you mean Lieutenant Commander?
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« Reply #18 on: 05-13-2006 23:51 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2008 21:19 »

I like Carl Sagan too. He seems like a laid back sort of guy. But anyway, the spelling 'Xanfor' seems to be the 'Futurama' fan community's spelling for him, and I do not want to get confused with that other guy! (Zanthor)

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« Reply #19 on: 05-14-2006 01:48 »

 
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Intendant Commander:
An administrative official with the power of command.

Okay.  Is that from something, or did you come up with that yourself?  I'm pretty sure that's not a Starfleet rank.

 
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I like Carl Sagan too. He seems like a laid back sort of guy. But anyway, the spelling 'Xanfor' seems to be the 'Futurama' fan community's spelling for him, and I do not want to get confused with that other guy! (Zanthor)

Yeah, it's probably just a coincidence.  The characters certainly don't look alike.

Does anyone know if "Xanfor" is the official spelling, or is it just a fan thing?
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« Reply #20 on: 05-14-2006 02:05 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2008 21:19 »

I don't know. I was originally going to use 'Zanfor', because that's how it's spelled in the episode transcripts at 'The Neutral Zone', but then I realized the 'Futurama' fan community's spelling was 'Xanfor'. Don't know how they got that, 'cause when I first heard Farnsworth say his name, I thought he did say 'Zanthor'. I thought maybe I just heard wrong. But I'm not changing my name now.

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« Reply #21 on: 05-14-2006 06:00 »
« Last Edit on: 05-14-2006 06:00 by totalnerduk »

The professor says "Zanthor". Although, this could be spelled "Xanthor" in an effort to get the mystery letter "X" in there and make it more sci-fi. However, "Xanfor", with an Earth "F" makes no sense. It confuses and irritates me. The conclusion that I am forced to draw is that "Xanthor" is the preferred and more science-fictiony spelling, and "Xanfor" is more prevelant because of the high percentage of idiots this world is cursed with.

As far as signing posts "Intendant Commander Xanfor" goes, I would suggest that the be used as a signature block and only be used for truly special posts.

And when it comes to rank, 25-star General is above all of them    tongue Edit : (As in Zapp Brannigan is commander in chief of Earth, and Earth is second only to Omicron Persiei 8).

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« Reply #22 on: 05-14-2006 06:34 »

Can't we just agree on that this guy was nothing but a joke and move on?  tongue

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« Reply #23 on: 05-14-2006 08:36 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2008 21:19 »

*Bleh. I can edit, thus I shall.*
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« Reply #24 on: 05-14-2006 09:09 »

no it wouldn't be automatic. It rather would be even more special. The "QuickPost" option never adds the signature to a post, and even when quoting someone or using the "Post Reply" link you have to check that the signature will be added.

That was made that way since looking at the same signatures over and over again becomes boring and annoying even.  wink
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« Reply #25 on: 05-14-2006 09:16 »
« Last Edit on: 05-14-2006 09:16 »

Is that a hint?  wink

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« Reply #26 on: 05-15-2006 18:43 »

Xanfor is Billy West
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« Reply #27 on: 05-15-2006 23:41 »
« Last Edit on: 05-16-2006 00:00 »

Naa, Billy West is shorter than Xanfor, and his hair isn't gray yet. Plus, Xanfor is laid back and thoughtful, while Mr. West is more outgoing. I think Xanfor is based either on Carl Sagan (as mentioned above), or the character Flint in the Star Trek episode 'Requiem for Methuselah'. However, I wouldn't be suprised if Billy West does his voice.

 
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The professor says "Zanthor". Although, this could be spelled "Xanthor" in an effort to get the mystery letter "X" in there and make it more sci-fi. However, "Xanfor", with an Earth "F" makes no sense. It confuses and irritates me. The conclusion that I am forced to draw is that "Xanthor" is the preferred and more science-fictiony spelling, and "Xanfor" is more prevelant because of the high percentage of idiots this world is cursed with.



I think 'Xanphor' is a more sci-fi spelling.


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« Reply #28 on: 05-15-2006 23:58 »

Zanthor looks like Dr. Smith from "Lost in Space." - The original TV series that is, not the cheesy movie.

Though we never hear him speak and, so far as I remember at least, Dr. Smith didn't smoke a pipe.  hmpf
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« Reply #29 on: 05-16-2006 00:40 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2008 21:26 »

*Rebleh*
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« Reply #30 on: 05-16-2006 04:00 »

 
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Zanthor looks like Dr. Smith from "Lost in Space." - The original TV series that is, not the cheesy movie.

I wouldn't put that analogy on anyone - Dr. Smith looked like a recruiter for NAMBLA -(his 'friendship' with 'young William' was a tad creepy).  puke

No, Zanthor looks like a cross between Sarek and the Romulan Commander in 'Balance of Terror'.  They look so simular until you could almost say they were the same person...

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« Reply #31 on: 05-16-2006 05:01 »

 
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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:No, Zanthor looks like a cross between Sarek and the Romulan Commander in 'Balance of Terror'.  They look so simular until you could almost say they were the same person...

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« Reply #32 on: 05-16-2006 08:33 »

Yeah, that was kind of creepy...

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« Reply #33 on: 05-16-2006 12:29 »

 
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... Dr. Smith looked like a recruiter for NAMBLA...
[*Shudder*]

Oh, puh-leeze!
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No, Zanthor looks like a cross between Sarek and the Romulan Commander in 'Balance of Terror'.  They look so similar until you could almost say they were the same person...
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« Reply #34 on: 05-21-2006 11:34 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2008 22:07 »

Weird news, everyone! Before I started this thread, I had searched for 'Xanfor' on the Internet. All I got was a bunch of 'Futurama' quotes and transcripts. There were about three other links that were actually posts made earlier by me, about two misprints in miscellaneous web pages, and one guy on a 'Lord of the Rings' gaming site.
After starting this thread, however, it comes out on the top of every search, plus a few posts by a me and a whole field of people who stole my name!

Changing the world. One link at a time.

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« Reply #35 on: 05-21-2006 12:10 »

 
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I think 'Xanphor' is a more sci-fi spelling.

Yes. Because "ph" is pronounced "th" on all civilised planets.   roll eyes

Go back to school, and hit yourself repeatedly over the head with an English textbook. Please.
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« Reply #36 on: 05-21-2006 12:25 »

I've already done both. However, the pronouncation of phonics sounds is not what we're debating here. The primary issue is what the professor actually said.

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« Reply #37 on: 05-21-2006 18:36 »

 
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The professor says "Zanthor".

Don't make me come over there.
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« Reply #38 on: 05-22-2006 19:23 »
« Last Edit on: 05-22-2006 19:23 »

Until you have the orginal copy of the script Billy West read the line off of, I won't debate this anymore. However, what about Katrina? Nobody seems to know about her, either. Perhaps she's not as interesting...

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« Reply #39 on: 05-22-2006 20:26 »

 
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Until you have the orginal copy of the script Billy West read the line off of,

I have the DVD, and a pair of ears. He says Zanthor. With a th sound. I don't care if you're up for debating this or not, I'm certainly not debating anything here. I'm telling you that 
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The professor says "Zanthor".

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