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: I'm lost, i'm gonna ask that person for directions: The where is it game  (Read 9722 times)
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cyber_turnip

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« #320 : 01-18-2012 21:53 »

That flat with an extra dimension that's technically in New Jersey?
Cinimod

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« #321 : 01-19-2012 21:21 »

1. Was only visited in series 1.
2. 3 of the main characters visited it.
3. Bender ate clothes.
Solid Gold Bender

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« #322 : 01-19-2012 21:48 »

Mars?
cyber_turnip

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« #323 : 01-19-2012 21:56 »

The first big ball of garbage?
Cinimod

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« #324 : 01-20-2012 17:32 »

Correct cyber_turnip!
cyber_turnip

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« #325 : 01-20-2012 18:50 »

Cool.

1. Has been visited by the entire crew.
Tastes Like Fry

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« #326 : 01-22-2012 04:15 »

Planet Express
cyber_turnip

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« #327 : 01-22-2012 07:39 »

1. Has been visited by the entire crew.
2. Not a celestial body.
Xanfor

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« #328 : 01-22-2012 07:45 »

Is the entire crew the actual crew of the ship (that is, the original series' crew (that is, Fry, Leela, and Bender)), or the entire staff of Planet Express (that is, the renewed series' crew (that is, the entire staff of Planet Express (that is, everyone the writers seem to think ought to be tagging along on missions lately)))?
DannyJC13

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« #329 : 01-22-2012 12:17 »

The Anomaly.
totalnerd undercanada

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« #330 : 01-22-2012 14:56 »

Technically, the "crew" should only refer to Fry, Bender, Leela (and on occasion Zoidberg, Amy, and Scruffy. Zoidberg is the company doctor, Amy is a backup pilot amongst other things, and Scruffy will at some point need to unclog the toilets).

However, I think that "the crew" could refer to the Professor also (owner of the company) and Hermes (occasionally needed to sign for things, maybe?) as well as perhaps even Katrina and Xanthor (assuming they're still employed there). You never know what function people will be required to fill.

Speaking personally, I wouldn't think that anybody besides Fry, Bender, Leela, Zoidberg, Amy and the Professor need be aboard the ship on the majority of missions, and they seem to manage fine with just the core three.

As for what location might be up for the guessing... I have no idea.
Solid Gold Bender

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« #331 : 01-22-2012 19:47 »

The ion storm from: "Mobius Dick".
cyber_turnip

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« #332 : 01-22-2012 23:38 »

I was referring to Fry, Leela, Bender, Zoidberg, Amy, Hermes and the Professor although it's also true that the "true crew" (Fry, Leela, Bender) visited there.

Consider this another clue.
Solid Gold Bender

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« #333 : 01-23-2012 02:10 »

Mars Vegas?

I am so confused...
cyber_turnip

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« #334 : 01-23-2012 11:50 »

1. Has been visited by the entire crew (including Hermes, the Professor, Amy and Zoidberg).
2. Not a celestial body.
3. Was only visited once.
DannyJC13

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« #335 : 01-23-2012 16:16 »

The Anomaly dammit! :p
cyber_turnip

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« #336 : 01-23-2012 16:42 »

The anomaly as in Yivo's dimension from 'The Beast with a Billion Backs'?

Nope, that was visited twice. Fry went there early on, then everyone in the universe went back there later.

1. Has been visited by the entire crew (including Hermes, the Professor, Amy and Zoidberg).
2. Not a celestial body.
3. Was only visited once.
4. Served no real purpose other than to pad the story out.
DannyJC13

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« #337 : 01-23-2012 16:43 »

I meant the anomaly itself.

cyber_turnip

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« #338 : 01-23-2012 16:49 »

The actual tear in the fabric of our universe caused at the end of 'Bender's Big Score', you mean?

That was visited at least twice, too. First the crew went there to check it out, then later on everyone (minus Bender) went there to break up with Yivo, then they went there to move in with Yivo, and then everyone came out and had a discussion there after Bender ruined things by "rescuing" everyone.
Solid Gold Bender

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« #339 : 01-23-2012 22:37 »
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Isn't a celestial body anything in space? Because I looked up 'celestial', and it means anything in or relating to space.

Family Bros. Pizza

Boy, this one is hard!
DannyJC13

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« #340 : 01-23-2012 22:48 »

Tickle Me Elmo's Fire.
Tastes Like Fry

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« #341 : 01-23-2012 23:39 »

The sun?
cyber_turnip

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« #342 : 01-23-2012 23:51 »

Isn't a celestial body anything in space? Because I looked up 'celestial', and it means anything in or relating to space.

Well yes, but I basically mean it's not a planet or comet or moon or similar. It's a specific part of a planet or another dimension or somewhere that exists within a computer or something like that.

And still none are right. Time to break out the easier hints.

1. Has been visited by the entire crew (including Hermes, the Professor, Amy and Zoidberg).
2. Not a celestial body.
3. Was only visited once.
4. Served no real purpose other than to pad the story out.
5. Appeared in season 5.
Solid Gold Bender

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« #343 : 01-23-2012 23:55 »

Production or Broadcast season?

Anyway, the giant honeycomb.
cyber_turnip

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« #344 : 01-24-2012 00:12 »

As a rule of thumb, I never mean broadcast season unless I specifically state so.

So yeah, production season.

And nope.
UnrealLegend

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« #345 : 01-24-2012 01:51 »

The Deathball arena?
Solid Gold Bender

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« #346 : 01-24-2012 01:52 »

As a rule of thumb, I never mean broadcast season unless I specifically state so.

So yeah, production season.

And nope.

How about Orbiting Meadows?
UnrealLegend

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« #347 : 01-24-2012 01:55 »

Orbiting Meadows first appeared in Season 3 though. Also, it did serve a true purpose.
Solid Gold Bender

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« #348 : 01-24-2012 01:56 »

Orbiting Meadows first appeared in Season 3 though. Also, it did serve a true purpose.

It reappeared in Season 5 in BWAB, right?
UnrealLegend

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« #349 : 01-24-2012 01:58 »

Yes, but:

3. Was only visited once.

cyber_turnip

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« #350 : 01-24-2012 02:04 »

1. Has been visited by the entire crew (including Hermes, the Professor, Amy and Zoidberg).
2. Not a celestial body.
3. Was only visited once.
4. Served no real purpose other than to pad the story out.
5. Appeared in season 5.
6. The visit was involuntary.
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« #351 : 01-24-2012 02:16 »

Cornwood?
cyber_turnip

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« #352 : 01-24-2012 02:35 »

You got it!
Xanfor

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« #353 : 01-24-2012 02:36 »

Clue number four was a matter of personal opinion. :hmpf:
cyber_turnip

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« #354 : 01-24-2012 04:40 »

Well yeah, but that was obvious from reading the clue.

And anyway - what narrative purpose did their trip to Cornwood actually serve? I say this as someone who likes 'Bender's Game', but there's really no reason that you couldn't more or less lift the entire Cornwood sequence from the film and still have it make sense as a storyline. Especially if you could tweak one or two lines.
UnrealLegend

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« #355 : 01-24-2012 04:56 »

I can't really be bothered, so someone else can have a shot.
Xanfor

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« #356 : 01-24-2012 05:22 »

And anyway - what narrative purpose did their trip to Cornwood actually serve? I say this as someone who likes 'Bender's Game', but there's really no reason that you couldn't more or less lift the entire Cornwood sequence from the film and still have it make sense as a storyline. Especially if you could tweak one or two lines.

It makes sense from a narrative standpoint if you consider that the movie was actually four episodes strung end-to-end. Then it becomes just another part of the adventure to defeat Mom and destroy the anti-backwards crystal.
cyber_turnip

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« #357 : 01-24-2012 05:40 »

ie. padding
Xanfor

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« #358 : 01-24-2012 05:56 »

* Xanfor reads the covers of a book for the title and the summary.

Why is all this paper folded inside the title and the summary? Must be dead weight.
cyber_turnip

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« #359 : 01-24-2012 06:06 »

I'm of the school of thought that in fiction, everything should happen for a reason.

See 'In Bruges' for a masterclass in writing whilst adhering to that rule. Nothing happens in that film that doesn't come into play later on. It all ties together beautifully and seemlessly.

Other films are less blatant with how everything ties together. A scene may exist purely to show or develop an aspect of a character's personality. It might exist for exposition. It might exist for a character to acquire an item that'll allow them to do something. But a scene should always tie into things on a larger scale and like I said, you could essentially lift the Cornwood segment from the film and it'd still make absolute sense. It's not even like the trip to Cornwood teaches anybody a lesson about life or something like that.
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