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Kryten

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« on: 08-16-2001 21:01 »

Am I the only one who notices certain... similarities between these two characters?

Philip Fry: Displaced in time, likes pizza, beer, and cartoons, lusts after a tough chick with a ponytail, hangs out with a slutty babe with hair that sticks out and an alien who's constantly hungry

John Crichton (of TV's Farscape): Displaced in space, likes pizza, beer, and cartoons, lusts after a tough chick with a ponytail, hangs out with a slutty babe with hair that sticks out and an alien with multiple stomachs.

Coincidence... or is it?

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« Reply #1 on: 08-16-2001 21:29 »

Ive never seen Farscape, but so what if Zoidy is always hungry? He usually gets 1 meal a week! That would make anybody hungry.
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« Reply #2 on: 08-17-2001 15:28 »

Nah, I don't see that much similarities between the two characters.

Crichton is too strong and too hero-like to be like Fry.

E.g. Fry hasn't almost any muscles, but look at Crichton...quite a huge guy. And Fry is not the supermacho-type, while Crichton seems to think about nothing but sex and "where the heck am I?"
Kryten

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« Reply #3 on: 08-17-2001 15:31 »

 
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Originally posted by Hitchhiker:
Nah, I don't see that much similarities between the two characters.

Crichton is too strong and too hero-like to be like Fry.

E.g. Fry hasn't almost any muscles, but look at Crichton...quite a huge guy. And Fry is not the supermacho-type, while Crichton seems to think about nothing but sex and "where the heck am I?"


I dunno, I think there's a lot of "Sex/where the hell am I" going through Fry's head...

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« Reply #4 on: 08-17-2001 15:51 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
 I dunno, I think there's a lot of "Sex/where the hell am I" going through Fry's head...


Sure, but Fry knows at least that he is a) in the future and b) in New New York or some dangerous alien planet. And has he ever had some serious sex (apart from with Amy)?    tongue
Kryten

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« Reply #5 on: 08-17-2001 16:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Hitchhiker:
 Sure, but Fry knows at least that he is a) in the future and b) in New New York or some dangerous alien planet. And has he ever had some serious sex (apart from with Amy)?     tongue


Yep. There was the 21st century girl, and Morgan, and Umbrielle (well, he tried...), and Michelle (presumably), and Liubot...

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« Reply #6 on: 08-17-2001 16:04 »

Hmmm okay. Got me at the balls.

But Fry is just not the guy that saves the world three times a day, still smiles and gets the girl and the money at the end.

He might have saved the world sometimes, but there's one fact that makes him and Crichton completely different.

He's just...the delivery boy.
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« Reply #7 on: 08-17-2001 16:07 »
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Originally posted by Kryten:
 Yep. There was the 21st century girl, and Morgan, and Umbrielle (well, he tried...), and Michelle (presumably), and Liubot...


and a lot of amazon women, until Fry went gaga about Leela, he was a smooth operator.
Kryten

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« Reply #8 on: 08-17-2001 16:08 »

Well, I'm just pointin' out the similarities. Hmm... maybe I'll stick to comparing Amy to Chiana.   love

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« Reply #9 on: 08-17-2001 16:12 »

I would agree if they changed Amy for Chiana for a while.

I wonder what would happen...  flirt   flirt   flirt
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« Reply #10 on: 08-25-2001 12:25 »

mmmmmm Chiana  wink

mmmmmm Chiana AND Amy  wink

Hmmmm I don't think my shower goes cold enough  frown

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« Reply #11 on: 08-25-2001 15:36 »

note to self :

Must watch Amy (damn .. damn) Farscape.

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« Reply #12 on: 08-25-2001 15:43 »
« Last Edit on: 08-25-2001 15:43 »

Remember if you are in the UK Farscape returns to BBC2 on Monday at 6:45. I must remember to see if I think Chiana looks like Amy, except for her colour     tongue
Kryten

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« Reply #13 on: 08-25-2001 21:25 »

 
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Originally posted by ]PaulFSAC[:
note to self :

Must watch Amy (damn .. damn) Farscape.


Make sure of it. It's like Voyager, except without the part where it sucks.

AstroZombie

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« Reply #14 on: 08-26-2001 03:28 »

Seven of Nine didn't suck. Unfortunatley

 wink

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« Reply #15 on: 08-29-2001 11:32 »

Is Farscape the show on SciFi?  No, wait...I'm thinking of Lexx.  Um...anybody with any idea of channels on the west coast know when Farscape airs?  I've never seen it, but Fry and Crichton sound a lot alike.  I'm also surprised that Kryten would refer to Amy as "slutty".  I thought she was "liberated".  tongue

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Kryten

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« Reply #16 on: 08-29-2001 13:09 »

 
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Originally posted by BumbleBeeTheta:
Is Farscape the show on SciFi?  No, wait...I'm thinking of Lexx.  Um...anybody with any idea of channels on the west coast know when Farscape airs?  I've never seen it, but Fry and Crichton sound a lot alike.  I'm also surprised that Kryten would refer to Amy as "slutty".  I thought she was "liberated".   tongue


Yep, Farscape's on Sci-Fi, right before Lexx. Farscape's the one with a living ship, a helium-farting muppet, and a Hassidic Klingon (that's the vibe I get from D'argo). And I have accepted Amy's ex-sluttiness. That's why I love her!

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« Reply #17 on: 08-29-2001 16:58 »

Lexx is also a living ship, but the show isn't as good as Farscape.
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« Reply #18 on: 08-29-2001 21:59 »

All my intrest in Lexx subsided while watching MST.  I saw a commercial where some blonde chick said bluntly, "I want to bring you into the land of ultimate sexual fulfillment."  Does not sound like a chick show.  And to be completely honest, that commercial made me want to vomit.  puke

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« Reply #19 on: 08-29-2001 22:22 »

hey welcome to PEEL AstroZombie! btw love the avator!  smile
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« Reply #20 on: 08-30-2001 17:26 »

 
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hey welcome to PEEL AstroZombie! btw love the avator!   smile

No prizes for guessing who did that avatar either   wink

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« Reply #21 on: 08-30-2001 23:06 »

hehe...Paul da avator man  tongue
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« Reply #22 on: 09-21-2001 13:56 »

 
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Originally posted by Tweek:
Lexx is also a living ship, but the show isn't as good as Farscape.

Obviously 'cause it has a german actress in it  tongue
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« Reply #23 on: 09-22-2001 02:14 »

oh btw never seen Farscape kryten  tongue
Kryten

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« Reply #24 on: 09-22-2001 22:26 »

 
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Originally posted by futurefreak:
oh btw never seen Farscape kryten   tongue

And you never will without cable.

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« Reply #25 on: 09-22-2001 23:03 »

dont bring that back up!  cry  cry  cry
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« Reply #26 on: 08-01-2004 00:28 »

I think Aeryn and Leela much more similar. 
1)  both orphans
2)  both can really kick ass
3)  both have ponytails
4)  There lives change after meeting our heroes Aeryn is forced to leave the Peacekeepers and Leela quits her job. 
5)  They have problems/resevations about showing their feelings for our heroes. 
6)  They are both hot alien chicks (yeah Leela is a mutant but she was alien to us up until the end).
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« Reply #27 on: 08-01-2004 11:52 »

Wow.

What a bump
boggy b

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« Reply #28 on: 08-01-2004 17:51 »

Futurama > Farscape all over.
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« Reply #29 on: 11-25-2004 13:07 »

I don't think that Futurama and Farscape have THAT much in common...
I mean, sure- they both do start with an F, but still...   wink
Did you ever realize that ALL the SciFi-stuff is very much the same? It's the same as with cartoons: You take a few characters, give them funny names, make two of them love and another one jealous.... I mean, come on! Good stories don't grow on trees, righT?
M0le

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« Reply #30 on: 11-26-2004 21:42 »

American money does... which can be used to buy stories...
Digital Dragon

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« Reply #31 on: 11-28-2004 20:20 »

Bah, futurama's closest parallels will always be with red dwarf.
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #32 on: 11-29-2004 01:08 »
« Last Edit on: 11-29-2004 01:08 »

*whistles* Nice bump.  Both of them.

Anyway, I always thought the only real similarities (and I noticed these early on in watching syndicated Futurama) were between Fry-Crichton and Leela-Aeryn.  This was Kryten's (ironic on two counts, eh?) original point.

Doubters look at it this way: John Crichton is what Fry always wanted to be - an astronaut, smart, good-looking, on an adventure in outer space, and teaching alien women how to love.  They also both have most of the traits of generic American slobs, Crichton just rose mostly above them.
If you watch both shows, you see that Aeryn is basically Leela with a more military attitude and a sexy accent. 
And then there's the whole semi-requitted love thing.

But stylistically, and on a lot of episode plots, I agree that Futurama is Red Dwarf, just American and sans laugh track.

Aww...now I miss Farscape and Futurama.  On the plus side, I think RD is on PBS this month...
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« Reply #33 on: 11-29-2004 02:05 »
« Last Edit on: 11-29-2004 02:05 »

^^Too bad. Hey, remember hobojobo in Futurama Trivia Champion I? He thought he wouldn't come back, but he did.
And this game was only at an irregular pace because I had Thanksgiving Break, so I apologize. Now that I have to go back to school, it'll be on a more regular pace. (Kind of like the last few rounds of the first game, if you remember.) You know, starting at 4:00p.m.[pst]. (pacific standard time). Then a new question will HAVE to be posted every 1-2 hours, since there are an unlimited amount of players that can reply. Last question would be from 9:00p.m.-10:00p.m.[pst].
So don't get your hopes down. (I'd e-mail you, but you don't have an e-mail address.) So I'll copy & paste this message to any other thread I see you post in, in hopes that you'll see this message. Unless you read this message in this thread. Then I won't be copying and pasting this message in the threads you post in.


*In regards to this thread. Who said Farscape is better than Futurama? When I first saw it, it felt like hours until it finally finished. I only did it to make the guy who introduced it to me happy, since he seemed to like it. So Futurama is definetely better than Farscape. (But that's just my opinion.)*   
   


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« Reply #34 on: 11-30-2007 10:51 »

Talk about a blast from the past!

Here are some more Futurama/Farscape similarities, with spoilers from Bender's Big Score:


Both Fry and Chrichton unwittingly have the secret to saving the universe. (John with wormhole knowledge secretly placed in his brain by ancient aliens, and Fry with brain-waves that resist the effects of giant alien brains.)

Both Futurama and Farscape lasted four seasons, and were cancelled way before they should've. And then they were both brought with epic quadruple-length follow-ups that both referenced just about every previous episode, making it fun for fans but disappointingly hard for new viewers to get excited over it. (Although I think Futurama fared a little better, here.)
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« Reply #35 on: 01-23-2008 07:29 »

i guess their kinda alike
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« Reply #36 on: 01-23-2008 19:24 »

I often see parallels between the Fry/Leela relationship and the Crichton/Ayren relationship.
Archonix

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« Reply #37 on: 01-23-2008 19:40 »

Well, yes, though I don't think Leela has actually tried to shoot Fry yet...
Kryten

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« Reply #38 on: 01-23-2008 21:19 »

She beat the crap out of him in "My Three Suns", does that count?
Archonix

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« Reply #39 on: 01-24-2008 05:49 »

It doesn't not count...
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