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Frisco17

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« Reply #120 on: 02-17-2008 18:38 »
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I think Futz "wolf-dog" comparison is pretty good. It fits this situation almost perfectly.

     
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Science!

In my opinion science would make it even more plausible for them to be able to have a kid. We're talking about a world where you can reatach limbs in seconds, decapitated people can be kept alive and have their heads reattached and people can have eyes artificially installed. I think year 3000 medical science would have no problem with this one......as long as Zoidberg isn't involved.

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Frisco17

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« Reply #121 on: 02-17-2008 18:41 »
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Hit "quote" instead of "edit". Destroy this abomination!
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« Reply #122 on: 02-17-2008 19:34 »

 
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I think year 3000 medical science would have no problem with this one......as long as Zoidberg isn't involved.

That goes without saying.  big grin


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Futurama Llama

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« Reply #123 on: 02-17-2008 20:00 »

But we are at ends, here. We have "anti-plausibility-of-conceptioners" and "conceptioners"

Does the future hold the key for unconditional conception? Or is it still a difficulty?
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« Reply #124 on: 02-17-2008 22:03 »

I wouldn't know that the writers know about current birth control methods. They are a smart group.

I don't know. I don't have the crazy science to back it up, but I still don't see an issue with Leela having a baby. Different breeds of dogs can mate with each other, whales and dolphins make "wholphins", let's not forget about the mule.
 with ligers (or tigons) the females can reproduce with other lions and tigers.

Sidenote - I've seen that Liger at KRF. It's beautiful and freaking huge
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #125 on: 02-17-2008 22:21 »
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Animal hybrids are very difficult to concieve, yet alone survive gestation and birth is very rare for many. For example, Motty, the only confirmed African/Asian elephant born, died twelve days after birth. Unlike mules, African/Asian elephant hybrid actually have the same number of chromosome, which should have made them easier to breed. Ligers and tigons probably have the same problem, its just that they're probably closer together genetically.

I want to repeat this again for clarity. Leela might not be infertile, but it does allow the writers to have a scientific (fictional) excuse for Fry and Leela not having children right away.

Futurama needs to be different from The Simpsons if it ever reaches the point where the writers have to marry Fry and Leela. Futurama is an animated sci-fi comedy drama, not an animated family sitcom like The Simpsons, and it always should stay that way. I, as an animated sci-fi fan, do not want to have Leela impregnated before her wedding or two years afterward because that would be following too much after The Simpsons.
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« Reply #126 on: 02-18-2008 06:54 »

And I certainly hope Futurama does not take the dark path of badness The Simpsons have taken as of their 76258th season.

But it sounds to me like those hybrids are difficult to concieve here and now. What's to say the future won't lift that limitation?
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« Reply #127 on: 08-24-2008 06:03 »

   If MG and DXC do decide that Leela should be the mother of offspring from Fry, you know they'll work out the science and make it the pregnancy and the story around it work.
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« Reply #128 on: 11-01-2008 16:19 »

I'd like to make a full blown-out return to this thread soon since "Bender's Game" does add to the maternal age debate.

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Futurama Llama

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« Reply #129 on: 11-25-2008 01:29 »

Have ya made it yet, Frida?
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #130 on: 11-25-2008 03:23 »

... no.
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« Reply #131 on: 01-10-2009 19:10 »

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« Reply #132 on: 05-09-2009 04:04 »
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Animal hybrids are very difficult to concieve, yet alone survive gestation and birth is very rare for many. For example, Motty, the only confirmed African/Asian elephant born, died twelve days after birth. Unlike mules, African/Asian elephant hybrid actually have the same number of chromosome, which should have made them easier to breed.

They're different species. Humans and human mutants are much closer. Homo sapiens, and Homo sapiens mutensis, say. To bring up the earlier analogy - dogs and grey wolves may look different, but genetically they're almost identical and can interbreed without difficulty. Humans and human mutants will almost certainly be the same as there simply hasn't been enough time to build up major genetic incompatibilites.

I suspect the definition of "mutant" in the 31st century is more to do with physical abnormality than extreme genetic differences. It's possible for a lot of physical variation to exist within a single species - look at dog breeds again - and they're not even regarded as a separate species from a grey wolf, just a race/subspecies, Canis lupus familiaris.

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I want to repeat this again for clarity. Leela might not be infertile, but it does allow the writers to have a scientific (fictional) excuse for Fry and Leela not having children right away.

I don't believe she is. In anycase the sure the writers will make it happen or not as they choose. Whenever has real science ever gotten in the way of anything in Futurama? They bend the rules of science as they see fit. But yes, you're right they could.

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Futurama needs to be different from The Simpsons if it ever reaches the point where the writers have to marry Fry and Leela. Futurama is an animated sci-fi comedy drama, not an animated family sitcom like The Simpsons, and it always should stay that way. I, as an animated sci-fi fan, do not want to have Leela impregnated before her wedding or two years afterward because that would be following too much after The Simpsons.

DXC was saying much the same thing in an interview somewhere or other. He wasn't ruling it out however...
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