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Old September 9 2013, 09:33 AM   #301
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Re: Futurama Season 7 Discussion Thread

Hopefully this recorded correctly overnight and I'll be able to watch it today.
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Old September 9 2013, 04:16 PM   #302
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I have a question about the finale.

They walked all over the planet, they walked on water to get places and didn't sink in. Yet when they drank their wine the wine moved. How did that work?
Chronitons are lighter than air, so they floated upward, flowing around the objects Fry and Leela interacted with, but not sinking down to affect things below their feet.

(Just read it in the Professor's voice, and it'll work.)
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Old September 9 2013, 11:33 PM   #303
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I have a question about the finale.

They walked all over the planet, they walked on water to get places and didn't sink in. Yet when they drank their wine the wine moved. How did that work?
Chronitons are lighter than air, so they floated upward, flowing around the objects Fry and Leela interacted with, but not sinking down to affect things below their feet.

(Just read it in the Professor's voice, and it'll work.)
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Old September 10 2013, 02:24 AM   #304
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Stupid Dvd cut off the end! Last I see the professor is fixing the time button then poor..can someone post the last minute or so?
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Old September 10 2013, 04:09 AM   #305
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He fixes it and the universe is destroyed.

End of show.
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Old September 10 2013, 04:42 AM   #306
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Came across this and thought it was cool.

That is awesome!
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Old September 10 2013, 05:07 AM   #307
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Old September 10 2013, 09:35 AM   #308
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^^ I'm fairly sure.

Well, that was a nice episode. The whole sequence starting with Fry jumping from the building was very well done. But the best thing was getting to see Fry and Leela live happily ever after-- but still having the door open for more stories. Which I do hope we get someday.
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Old September 15 2013, 03:27 AM   #309
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One more observation as I'm watching season 1 for the first time since 2000.

I hate that way they write the characters. They did the whole 'Overly dumb, crass male/Sage like moral paragon female badass who acts irritable toward all men all the time' cliche that they always did around that time because of 1990s male guilt. It only works for Homer/Marge and Bart/Lisa because they had other qualities to offset it.

Plus after the first two episodes the jokes just aren't funny.

I'm so happy they toned that down and gave Fry and Leela more likable qualities in the later episodes.
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Old September 15 2013, 03:42 AM   #310
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Actually I felt Fry was less dumb and crass in the first season than he tended to be later. At least in the first couple of episodes, particularly "The Series Has Landed," Fry had an endearing optimism and sense of wonder about the future. Later on, the show tended to ignore that sense of hope and ambition in Fry except when dealing with his pursuit of Leela.
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Old September 15 2013, 09:23 AM   #311
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I've been re-watching season one and laughing my ass off. No point to make, just sayin'.
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Old September 16 2013, 12:51 AM   #312
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Actually I felt Fry was less dumb and crass in the first season than he tended to be later. At least in the first couple of episodes, particularly "The Series Has Landed," Fry had an endearing optimism and sense of wonder about the future. Later on, the show tended to ignore that sense of hope and ambition in Fry except when dealing with his pursuit of Leela.
I saw that in the second episode when he was pining over the sense of wonder about the moon. After that it was like, Fry gets in trouble, Leela kicks people and saves him. Then they reference Ally McBeal and Pamela Anderson's breast reduction.

In the last season they had the episode where Fry remembers why he loved his family and starts to miss them for the first time, which is a stark contrast to the first season where he hates everything about his former life and by extension, all of modern humanity.

The first season shared the sentiment of Jean Luc Picard that 20th century humans are savages.
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Old September 16 2013, 01:20 AM   #313
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Then they reference Ally McBeal.
And they did so awesomely.

"Single female lawyer
Fighting for her clients
Wearing sexy miniskirts
And being self-reliant."




Add that to the first appearance of the Omnicronians and Zoidberg being hilarious just by saying "Gracias" and you've got one of my favourite episodes.

I love season 1. Not as fast paced and zany as later seasons, but still wonderful.
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Old September 16 2013, 01:23 AM   #314
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Actually I felt Fry was less dumb and crass in the first season than he tended to be later. At least in the first couple of episodes, particularly "The Series Has Landed," Fry had an endearing optimism and sense of wonder about the future. Later on, the show tended to ignore that sense of hope and ambition in Fry except when dealing with his pursuit of Leela.
Similar to the treatment of Homer in the Simpsons. He went from being a real character to a caricature. As did all the characters.
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Old September 16 2013, 01:31 AM   #315
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Fry missed his family after Luck of the Irish.
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