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totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #40 on: 05-01-2013 00:28 »

Yet, regarding Frosts stature and colouring his hair blond, I thing he would be an excellent Zapp.
Put him in blackface, and he could be Hermes. Providing he can do the accent. tongue
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« Reply #41 on: 05-01-2013 00:57 »
« Last Edit on: 05-01-2013 01:12 »

Yet, regarding Frosts stature and colouring his hair blond, I thing he would be an excellent Zapp.
Put him in blackface, and he could be Hermes. Providing he can do the accent. tongue

I am afraid Groening/Cohen are too PC for that.
But MacFarlane could pull it through (who would in fact make a great director for a Futurama live action movie tongue big grin )
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« Reply #42 on: 05-01-2013 22:33 »
« Last Edit on: 05-02-2013 21:55 »

I'd cast Anjelica Huston has Mom.

And as I drove in this morning I thought Rainn Wilson would make a passable Ogden Wernstrom. 
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« Reply #43 on: 05-02-2013 20:35 »

Just found this... but she's not quite asian enough x]



My browser shows nothing, and I went to the URL directly and also nothing. Who are you talking about?

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« Reply #44 on: 05-04-2013 00:46 »

I think if Lee Mack was American he could be a good Fry. The paunch, the innocent features but slightly disgusting mannerisms...
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« Reply #45 on: 05-10-2013 13:40 »

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« Reply #46 on: 05-10-2013 22:04 »


She'd make a terrible Fry. Your idea is bad, and you should feel bad.
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« Reply #47 on: 05-11-2013 08:54 »

My head hurts.

Poor WAVer, sitting at their computer since August 2012 looking forward to reading our suggestions for the live action show...

You know who would make a good Hermes? Darryl from The Office. He's in a bunch of movies now, I don't know his name. *2 secs later* Oh apparently it's Craig Robinson, yeah that sounds familiar.

Professor...obviously the old guy from Back to the Future, duh.

Haha...Fry...how about Ron Howard. laff

I really can't see Leela being anyone other than Katey Sagal, probably because it's her natural voice.

Amy Wong...Lucy Liu, I think she would make an adorable rich klutz.

Damn, now I really want this to happen!
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« Reply #48 on: 05-11-2013 12:44 »

Haha...Fry...how about Ron Howard. laff
I really can't see Leela being anyone other than Katey Sagal, probably because it's her natural voice.
Amy Wong...Lucy Liu, I think she would make an adorable rich klutz.

I think they're all too old to play the PE Crew. Sure, dub Katey Sagal's voice so Leela would at least sound the same (heck, dub everyone's!), but how about unknown actors to play the parts? Find real people who could be made to resemble the characters the most.

And forget the cast for a minute - who would direct?
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« Reply #49 on: 05-11-2013 16:14 »
« Last Edit on: 05-11-2013 16:18 »

Haha...Fry...how about Ron Howard. laff
I really can't see Leela being anyone other than Katey Sagal, probably because it's her natural voice.
Amy Wong...Lucy Liu, I think she would make an adorable rich klutz.

I think they're all too old to play the PE Crew. Sure, dub Katey Sagal's voice so Leela would at least sound the same (heck, dub everyone's!), but how about unknown actors to play the parts? Find real people who could be made to resemble the characters the most.

And forget the cast for a minute - who would direct?

Anyone, as long as it's not Joss Whedon...
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« Reply #50 on: 05-11-2013 18:57 »

Futurama...Abrams style...

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« Reply #51 on: 05-12-2013 01:36 »

I always picture this girl playing Amy.


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« Reply #52 on: 05-12-2013 02:30 »

Well, she's hot all right - but I'd argue she doesn't look Asian enough - she looks more African-American.
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« Reply #53 on: 05-12-2013 02:45 »

I always picture this girl playing Amy.




Seems fitting..
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« Reply #54 on: 05-12-2013 05:18 »
« Last Edit on: 05-12-2013 05:19 »

Well, she's hot all right - but I'd argue she doesn't look Asian enough - she looks more African-American.

Oh she is asian enough.  Trust me.  And she is sort of famous.

Her stage name is Lily Thai but she isn't thai.
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« Reply #55 on: 05-12-2013 05:39 »

Yeah but if she was to talk scientifically, it would just look like a really corny porno.
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« Reply #56 on: 05-12-2013 05:48 »

Yeah but if she was to talk scientifically, it would just look like a really corny porno.

She could probably pull it off even though that is what she is known for. eek
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« Reply #57 on: 05-12-2013 09:48 »

Known for talking scientifically? Tell me more...
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« Reply #58 on: 05-12-2013 11:56 »

Actually there is a scene where Lily talks like Amy but I can't link it here. eek eek eek

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« Reply #59 on: 05-13-2013 08:59 »

She must have been letting loose some really vulgar Cantonese, eh? wink
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« Reply #60 on: 05-17-2013 17:27 »

My vote for a live Leela.

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« Reply #61 on: 05-17-2013 19:33 »

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« Reply #62 on: 05-17-2013 21:53 »


I'm sure that she's a nice person who would be fun to spend time with, but the dress/body/expression does nothing for me...  Surely there must be someone whose looks would make people think of Leela.

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« Reply #63 on: 05-17-2013 23:34 »
« Last Edit on: 05-17-2013 23:38 »

My vote for a live Leela.

She does have some outstanding attributes, but who is she?

E: Oh, Christina Hendricks.
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« Reply #64 on: 05-17-2013 23:54 »

Hooty McBoob? Busty St. Claire? You can totally tell how she could make it in Hollywood.
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« Reply #65 on: 05-18-2013 07:07 »

Alan Arkin would make a great Professor.
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« Reply #66 on: 05-18-2013 07:33 »

I agree that Alan Arkin would be great for Professor; the only other ideas I came up were pretty bad (Jim Broadbent and Chevy Chase).

I think Christina Hendricks could actually be a feasible Leela; I picture Leela as rather curvy and with a similar facial structure. Hendricks is also an excellent actress and has previous experience with sci-fi.
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« Reply #67 on: 05-18-2013 11:58 »
« Last Edit on: 05-18-2013 18:01 »


I'm sure that she's a nice person who would be fun to spend time with, but the dress/body/expression does nothing for me...  Surely there must be someone whose looks would make people think of Leela.



I am pretty sure -as trained actress- she knows some more poses/body stances wink
That seems to be some kind of "red carpet" photo for some gossip magazin. Almost any female celeb will strike a "fashion catalogue" pose in that situation.

Also: Her appearance is more stout than the average woman, but far away from being fat. And -as far as that can be judged from a cartoon character- Leela's stature would be like that.

The mouth and the nose are in fact a rather good fit, together with the rather narrow, but high head.  She also has some cartoony look to her: Normally, a voluptous figure is supposed to be downplayed. Yet, in that image, the hips and breasts are accentuated even more, leading to an exaggreated appearance.  A cartoony, exaggerated look for a cartoon character's live representation? Sounds like a perfect fit smile
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« Reply #68 on: 05-19-2013 12:15 »

I don't know why but I'm thinking that Will Ferrell could do a pretty good job as Zapp.
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« Reply #69 on: 05-20-2013 06:38 »

This might be a horrible idea, but I feel like Anders Holm could work as Zapp if he dyed his hair and bulked up some.

Also, maybe Brenda Song would be a possible Amy. I think she could definitely pull off Amy's personality, plus she's adorable.
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« Reply #70 on: 05-22-2013 16:05 »

I don't think Christina Hendricks is athletic enough to be Leela. I'd pick Emily Blunt or Eva Green. Either of them could have the take-charge attitude to be captain and they both look like they'd be able to kick Zapp's butt when necessary.
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« Reply #71 on: 05-22-2013 16:49 »

Yeah, I'm not sure Christina Hendricks would make a convincing martial artist. Built for comfort, not for speed.
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« Reply #72 on: 05-22-2013 18:24 »
« Last Edit on: 05-23-2013 20:51 »

By the time Leela hit the design board, the "convincing martial artist" was already happily flushed down the toilet wink
In fact, I would not mind a Leela fight choreography similar to the final scene in "Bowfinger":
A clumsy main character, with the "guy in the red jacket goon" stuntmen jumping demonstratively into somersaults or falls. (Even if this goes more for a "Naked Gun" than "Galaxy Quest" like humor).
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