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i_wesley125

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« : 05-11-2011 06:00 »

so is leaving the galaxy a big deal in Futurama or is it an everyday thing?
Rush

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« #1 : 05-11-2011 07:40 »
« : 05-11-2011 07:45 »

Only if it's a really dangerous part of the universe I guess, full of Space Pirates and other unfriendly locals.

The Planet Express ship (which goes as fast as the average space ship of the 30th century as far as I know) takes just one weeks to get to the end of the known universe, that means it's only as long or less than one week to get anywhere in the universe (Well that might depend on where Earth is in the universe, and where you're going to.). From what Fry said: The address was on Dogdoo 8 but the universe ends right after Dogdoo 7. And what is said on screen: 1 week later: in episode "The Route of All Evil".

It would of only taken 3 and half days to get to  Dogdoo 7 and taken 3 and half days to get back to Earth. Wow, that's fast space travel speed alright.
Jezzem

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« #2 : 05-11-2011 07:55 »

From A Clone of My Own:

Farnsworth: "These are the dark matter engines I invented. They allow my starship to travel between galaxies in mere hours. "
hobbitboy

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« #3 : 05-11-2011 11:28 »


 So how far away was Nigel 7 if they had to go into hibernative-naptosis to get there?
DannyJC13

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« #4 : 05-11-2011 15:19 »

I don't think it's uncommon in the Futurama universe, I mean cars don't exist... Well, Hover Cars do but still.... :laff:
KurtPikachu2001

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« #5 : 05-11-2011 16:14 »

I think it's an everyday thing.  Not just for PE, but for everyone. 
jeepdavetj

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« #6 : 05-11-2011 19:19 »

Similar to taking a plane trip I would guess, but less groping.
totalnerd undercanada

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« #7 : 05-11-2011 22:45 »


 So how far away was Nigel 7 if they had to go into hibernative-naptosis to get there?

It was at the distance the plot demanded in order for the episode to make fun of that particular space-travel trope.
futurefreak

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« #8 : 05-14-2011 19:34 »

Good way to put it.

If they can get from one side of the universe to the other in a week, doesn't it seem a bit long that it takes 5 seconds to get to the moon?
Xanfor

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« #9 : 05-14-2011 19:38 »

Not really, if you consider that they may have to dampen their velocity a bit as they travel through the atmosphere so that they don't create a sonic boom of such magnitude that it wipes out every physical structure on the planet.
Jezzem

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« #10 : 05-14-2011 19:44 »

That and they'd have to be going slow enough to be able to land on the moon rather than crash into it.
totalnerd undercanada

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« #11 : 05-14-2011 23:05 »

Good way to put it.

If they can get from one side of the universe to the other in a week, doesn't it seem a bit long that it takes 5 seconds to get to the moon?

They do need time to get up to intergalactic cruising speed, presumably.
Louiswuenator

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« #12 : 05-15-2011 03:59 »

Not really, if you consider that they may have to dampen their velocity a bit as they travel through the atmosphere so that they don't create a sonic boom of such magnitude that it wipes out every physical structure on the planet.

I think you're right.  Although Leela obviously doesn't care in this case.

That looks more like an effect from the dark matter engines than a sonic boom.  She probably broke a few laws for that bit of acceleration though.
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