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Woodbot 2.0

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« : 03-19-2004 22:08 »
« : 03-19-2004 22:08 »

I saw that in Parisites Lost,the proffeser gave the mini robots a harpon,but in The Deep South he says a harpon is a "primitive insterment."
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« #1 : 03-19-2004 22:17 »
« : 03-19-2004 22:17 »

He said it was primitive for catching fish.  I guess it's okay for fighitng bacteria.
Nixorbo

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« #2 : 03-20-2004 01:57 »

The better question is, why did he give them harpoons if they had laser rifles? 
Beamer

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« #3 : 03-20-2004 02:27 »

Harpoons are easier to shrink.
Ranadok

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« #4 : 03-20-2004 02:54 »

Perhaps the lasers (if that is what they really are) were totally ineffective against bacteria, being designed for destruction of more solid, dense materials.  The harpoons would be better able to deal with a squishy, moving creature. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. 
winna

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« #5 : 03-20-2004 03:57 »

harpoons are inferior
worms are inferior
lasers are superior
fish are supieor

so harpoons go with worms, problem solved...  logically...  BAM!
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« #6 : 03-20-2004 05:12 »
« : 03-20-2004 05:12 »

   
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worms are inferior
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Zed 85

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« #7 : 03-20-2004 06:15 »

Perhaps the harpoons were melee weapons,
the laser rifles didn't have exceedingly fast rates of fire did they?
Think about it, if one of them was surrounded by encroaching bacteria, a sword would possibly be too short, a lance too long and unweildy, the gun would be too slow to fire and too blunt to tackle bacteria effectively (also too short as well) but a harpoon, depending on the wood, would be light, just about the right length, and has that spike on the edge so you can hook enemies on the rebound or a backward movement, while you can stab and jab and spear other enemies as well. The only other weapon better that I could think of would be a double-bladed axe, which one of them obviously had with them since Leela nicked it to kill them all with.

 

...That's all bollocks by the way  :p
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« #8 : 03-20-2004 08:44 »

The prof probably got them coz they were cheap, like some cheesy novelty souvenir bag. With 'use once and throw' items.
ActionLaPointe

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« #9 : 03-20-2004 21:04 »

thats the ticket feral
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