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Louiswuenator

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« #440 : 05-11-2012 18:48 »

I'd wager this ship is where they recover the ancient calendar on Mars.  Interesting design!  The level of detail is remarkable.  I wonder what those toroids are for?  Maybe this ship plays a key role in saving Earth from doom.
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« #441 : 05-11-2012 18:50 »

Maybe they have to crash it into the Sun... Random theory...
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« #442 : 05-11-2012 23:55 »

This looks sweet. :D



Tentacle porn?

No...London's Orbit Tower

Inquisitor Hein
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« #443 : 05-12-2012 06:37 »
« : 05-12-2012 06:56 »

Yep, the detail level on the ship is....acceptable ;)
I wonder if it's a (once) functional spaceship, or ancient builings just arranged in that form .
UnrealLegend

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« #444 : 05-12-2012 07:01 »

If Inquisitor Hein approves of the detail, then it must be pretty good. :p
El-Man

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« #445 : 05-12-2012 10:15 »

I would be surprised if Leela jumps out of that puddle and says "It's okay, Fry, Mom's neighbor's pet just wanted a hug..."
Tastes Like Fry

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« #446 : 05-12-2012 10:44 »
« : 05-12-2012 10:52 »

WOW!



I'm guessing this is where the Mayan parody stuff comes in. :D It also reminds me of something you'd see in Doctor Who, and it reminds me of Alien vs. Predator too...

Wonder how much Bender can loot from that ;D Can't wait to see it in all its colour (and hopefully 3D) glory

edit: lol at El-Man xD Now I really hope it is
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« #447 : 05-12-2012 17:22 »

Today's Countdown release: storyboards of Zapp and Kif exploring the excavated spaceship from yesterday's image.

Louiswuenator

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« #448 : 05-12-2012 17:49 »

"Snake door.  Roger."   :laff:
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« #449 : 05-12-2012 21:54 »

Past Nimbus? :laff:
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« #450 : 05-12-2012 21:59 »

I wonder what it handles like...
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« #451 : 05-12-2012 22:59 »
« : 05-12-2012 23:19 »

I wonder what it handles like...

Yep, though the ship already makes a nice stationary background, I hope we also see it flying.
meisterPOOP

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« #452 : 05-13-2012 01:34 »

Interesting...A fifty million dollar movie worldwide.

Just to promote a cable channel.
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« #453 : 05-13-2012 02:44 »

Yep, the detail level on the ship is....acceptable ;)
I wonder if it's a (once) functional spaceship, or ancient builings just arranged in that form .

Of course the first thing that went through my mind when I saw that was "Hmmm, that looks like something Hein might have done.  Only freehand.  And with more detail."  :)

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« #454 : 05-13-2012 09:34 »

I am very excited to see a possible Zapp inspired storyline again, yay! :D
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« #455 : 05-13-2012 10:22 »

I am very excited to see a possible Zapp inspired storyline again, yay! :D

Who would have thought the end of the world might be initiated by Zapp Brannigan? What....everyone? Hooray!! :D
Tastes Like Fry

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« #456 : 05-13-2012 10:34 »

So the world ending is Brannigans fault?

<enter Kif sigh here>
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« #457 : 05-13-2012 10:43 »

So we should be getting our first look at 'Decision 3012' today. :D
Madison

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« #458 : 05-13-2012 11:10 »

This scene should be more or less at half the episode considering the number of the page  :D and it's great that there is also Zapp.  :love: :love:
UnrealLegend

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« #459 : 05-13-2012 11:13 »
« : 05-13-2012 11:21 »

I'm always keen for more Zapp. I wonder if he'll be a big part of the plot, or have more of a Cold Warriors-esque involvement.

Also, congratulations Inquisitor Hein on becoming a Professor. :D
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« #460 : 05-13-2012 15:34 »

I wonder what it handles like...

From the look of it and piloted by Zapp Branigan: Probably like a Mexican Restaurant :D

Also, congratulations Inquisitor Hein on becoming a Professor. :D

Thanks:)
Unfortunately, that post was an accident, for I wanted Post Nr. 1000 to be a newly finished cartoon. Well..maybe the next rank...
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« #461 : 05-13-2012 17:06 »

First 'Decision 3012' preview! Bender as Napoleon.

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« #462 : 05-13-2012 17:08 »

A little callback to "Insane in the Mainframe"? Nice.
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« #463 : 05-13-2012 18:47 »

I really hope Decision 3012 doesn't go the way of The Simpsons where the entire episode is based on current events. A little, of course, but not the whole thing.
UnrealLegend

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« #464 : 05-13-2012 23:20 »

If Bender is dressed as Napoleon, then I think that automatically says it's not all based on current events.

Last time I checked, Napoleon wasn't particularly "current". :p
koldstare64
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« #465 : 05-14-2012 00:09 »
« : 05-14-2012 00:13 »

Maybe Bender's running against Nixon, so his campaign tries to sell him as a war hero, considering he was actually in the army at one point. I forget the title of the episode; ham gum discount, Henry Kissinger, bouncing balls.

I can see them using Bender to make fun of a lot of the less respectable things the Republican candidates said during their campaigns. Although, the episode may have been well into production before all that comedy gold.
Tastes Like Fry

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« #466 : 05-14-2012 00:20 »

Maybe Bender's running against Nixon, so his campaign tries to sell him as a war hero, considering he was actually in the army at one point. I forget the title of the episode; ham gum discount, Henry Kissinger, bouncing balls.

War is the H-Word
koldstare64
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« #467 : 05-14-2012 00:34 »

TYVM kind sir or madam!
Tastes Like Fry

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« #468 : 05-14-2012 03:27 »

Call me Tasty or TLF (and I'm a girl)
And you're welcome!
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« #469 : 05-14-2012 08:34 »

If Bender is dressed as Napoleon, then I think that automatically says it's not all based on current events.

Last time I checked, Napoleon wasn't particularly "current". :p
Well if they start mentioning "Nixoncare"... :p

I naturally just presume the episode is going to surround a struggling economy in the 31st century, but I could be wrong. It's the cynic in me, I can't control it!
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« #470 : 05-14-2012 10:21 »

I know there will be something about a birth certificate.
UnrealLegend

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« #471 : 05-14-2012 11:50 »
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If Bender is dressed as Napoleon, then I think that automatically says it's not all based on current events.

Last time I checked, Napoleon wasn't particularly "current". :p
Well if they start mentioning "Nixoncare"... :p

I naturally just presume the episode is going to surround a struggling economy in the 31st century, but I could be wrong. It's the cynic in me, I can't control it!

There have been times in the past where an episode sounds like it's going to be all "present-y" rather than futuristic, but turns out to have more sci-fi that expected. A recent example would be Law and Oracle, which appeared to be nothing more than a lame "protagonist gets a new boring job to replace his old boring job" story. It turned out to have this crazy robot that predicts the future for the police.

I imagine that "Decision 3012" will be similar. That said, it's the only confirmed plot that makes me  :sleep:

And one final thing, I'm predicting we'll get a video clip for the episode tomorrow. :)
Inquisitor Hein
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« #472 : 05-14-2012 12:16 »
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There have been times in the past where an episode sounds like it's going to be all "present-y" rather than futuristic, but turns out to have more sci-fi that expected. A recent example would be Law and Oracle, which appeared to be nothing more than a lame "protagonist gets a new boring job to replace his old boring job" story. It turned out to have this crazy robot that predicts the future for the police.

Futurama works imhO best when staying rather close to the original, in that case "minority report". Some traditional sci-fi storytelling aspects might be considered cliche-ridden, but there is a reason certain plots became a cliche/popular in the first place at all.

ImhO, the 4 Futurama movies suffered from "Trying to re-invent the wheel again", and did not really work too well. Mel Brooks and MacFarlane had imhO a much better hand with "Spaceballs"/"Blue Harvest", knowing when it's time to spoof, and when it's time to bow your head to an unchanged classic.

Futurama has usually the more intelligent humor, but sometimes suffers from "changing too much".
UnrealLegend

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« #473 : 05-14-2012 12:45 »

I guess LAO was a bad example then, because I wasn't specifically talking about parodies. To some degree though my point still remains; I had no idea that LAO was even going to be a parody when I first saw it.
Inquisitor Hein
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« #474 : 05-14-2012 13:39 »

Yep, I did get your point.
I just felt the need to add that LaO did not only work because of being sci-fi-y, but also because of the mentioned "sticking close enough to the original" ;)
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« #475 : 05-14-2012 15:32 »

Well if they start mentioning "Nixoncare"... :p

Obamacare was already mentioned in 'Ghost in the Machines'. :p
Just Fan
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« #476 : 05-14-2012 16:30 »

A new press-release from "Comedy Central". Nothing special, except list of guest stars:
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In addition to Wanda Sykes, special guest stars this season include George Takei, Dan Castellaneta, Patrick Stewart, and Estelle Harris.
Madison

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« #477 : 05-14-2012 16:57 »

if Dan Castellaneta is there robot devil will do one of his legendary apparitions :D
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« #478 : 05-14-2012 17:47 »
« : 05-14-2012 17:48 »

Today on the Countdown, Senator Chris Travers!



Dunno why, but there's something about his design that looks different-y in the Futuramaverse....
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« #479 : 05-14-2012 18:10 »
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*deleted my post! let's try this again...*
Well if they start mentioning "Nixoncare"... :p

Obamacare was already mentioned in 'Ghost in the Machines'. :p
Yeah...so let's not do it again! Jeez... :p

Remember A Head in The Polls? That episode was done well with just but a few albeit dated references (like Watergate), but those are more historical than current trending news. It is one of those episodes where anyone can watch it years later and not have to *live in the time the episode was made* to find it funny. That episode from what I recall had more generalized humor, whereas based on direction in last seasons I am worried that they might be inclined to throw in current events pop culture references that do not have a long shelf life :p

Trust me, my first post was a lot better than this! But anyways, we'll see...hopefully I am wrong!
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