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Old August 28 2013, 02:16 PM   #31
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Re: Futurama: An Appreciation

No one has mentioned it because it goes without saying!

As for all of them recording separately, I can't help but wonder why James Doohan declined. He said he didn't want to work with William Shatner, but he didn't want to be associated with him in any form?
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Old August 28 2013, 02:22 PM   #32
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^What, and deprive Welshie of his classic death scene?
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Old August 28 2013, 04:52 PM   #33
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So has nobody mentioned Where No Fan Has Gone Before yet?

What kind of Trek board is this anyway?!?

I wouldn't even put it in my top ten episodes. It's great and all but there are so many better episodes.
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Old August 28 2013, 05:27 PM   #34
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As for all of them recording separately, I can't help but wonder why James Doohan declined. He said he didn't want to work with William Shatner, but he didn't want to be associated with him in any form?
Prevailing theories are that he was ill, or that no one told him he could record separately from Shatner.
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Old August 29 2013, 12:09 AM   #35
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They even got a shot in on Doohan during the episode.

Shatner: "I have an idea. Wasn't there an episode where I threw my shoe at the enemy?"
Nimoy: "You mean Doohan?"

May we never forget Welshie.

"WELSHIE!!!"

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Old August 29 2013, 01:32 AM   #36
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Welshie was awesome.
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Old August 29 2013, 02:27 AM   #37
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As for all of them recording separately, I can't help but wonder why James Doohan declined. He said he didn't want to work with William Shatner, but he didn't want to be associated with him in any form?
Prevailing theories are that he was ill, or that no one told him he could record separately from Shatner.

I don't think he was sick at the time, because if he was sick they wouldn't have made the jokes about him. I'm pretty sure their was a "scheduling conflict" from the fact no one told him he wouldn't have to put up with Shatner.
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Old August 29 2013, 04:47 AM   #38
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As we wind down to the series finale, I thought it appropriate to take a moment to reflect on what I consider the best animated show of all time.

Futurama was wonderfully animated, rich and thick like a great chocolate shake.

The top tier characters were just about perfect. Not only that, the second tier (Amy, Zoidberg, Hermes) were excellent, as were even the third tier characters (Mom, Zap Brannigan, Kif, Calculon of course) and hell the fourth tier (Robot Devil, Scruffy, Nibbler) too.

Futurama could move you. It had heart and soul. Think The Luck of the Fryish, Jurassic Bark, Game of Tones. When was the last time The Simpsons moved you? 10-15 years ago? Has Family Guy ever done it?

The romance between Fry and Leela (they'd better not screw this up!!!!) is epic. So hopeful. A mutant and a reject from the past, finding love in the 3000's! Brilliant! Think Fry's Holophoner episode, or the worms in Fry's sandwich. Or Leela being stung by the space bees. If you aren't rooting for these two, you're dead inside!

And how about the vision? Far from the ideal Star Trek future, this is a realistic vision, where we have a bunch of new stuff, but we're still lazy morons with a bloated bureaucracy and political corruption ("NIXON'S BACK!!!!"). We have more toys, but really haven't learned anything. "Society is never gonna make any progress until we all learn to pretend to like each other."

Bender...sure some will argue he's nothing more than a robot version of Homer Simpson, but that sells him short. An absolute breakout character. He's an awful, anti-social creature ("And on more than one ocassion, he stole my blood!"). But we still love him. What great depth and characterization is that?

I know there's already a thread for the final season, but let's take this thread to remember all the Greatness that is Futurama. Let us share our memories, favorite episodes, and favorite quotes one last time, in honor of the (almost) late, great, Futurama.

And if you don't like that, well: "JAM A BASTARD IN IT, YOU CRAP!!"

And let's not forget the best Trek spoof ever written, "Where No Fan Has Gone Before."
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Old September 20 2013, 10:07 AM   #39
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" To this day, my wife and son refuse to re-watch Jurassic Bark.
Oh, the ending of that episode made me cry, and I too can't watch it ever again.
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Old September 20 2013, 04:14 PM   #40
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But the first "movie" completely redid the ending of Jurassic Bark so it's no longer sad.
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