Futurama: An Appreciation

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by 1001001, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    One of my top 5 as well.

    Bender's grave robbing at the end was priceless, "Grab a shovel. I'm one skull short of a Mouseketeer reunion"
     
  2. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Beats and Shouting Moderator

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    That's from The Luck of the Fryish.

    "Hey Fry, you want me to smack the corpse up a little?"
     
  3. Emh

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    Call me crazy, but "Three Hundred Big Boys" and "The Farnsworth Paradox" remain two of my favorite episodes of the whole show, higher than "Jurassic Bark," which I found less tear jerking than "The Late Philip J. Fry" (but don't get me wrong, "Jurassic Bark" does make cry).

    I've already decided that as soon as the show has ended (for the third time), I'm going to rewatch everything. And will be glorious.

    Lastly, I completely agree with everything RJDiogenes said in his first post. The Truth.
     
  4. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Sorry, quoted the wrong guy. You mentioned Luck Of The Fryish.

    Roswell is great too. It explains a lot about the Fry family.
     
  5. JD

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    I loved the fact that what seemed like a simple joke in Roswell ended up becoming such a big part of future episode. It's stuff like this that makes me love this show so much (How I Met Your Mother did some of that kind of stuff pretty well too).
     
  6. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Beats and Shouting Moderator

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    Agreed (although it's "Parabox").

    ;)

    Fry B: "One year later, I gave Leela a diamond scrunchie, and we were married."
    Fry: "One year later, I got beat up at a Neil Diamond concert by a guy named Scrunchie!"
     
  7. bigdaddy

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    That's why it's my favorite, I love the brains and why Fry isn't controlled by them.

    It's why the newer episodes have been a little lacking, no brains. :)
     
  8. Emh

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    I...shit. I've never noticed that. :o

    Damn you, dyslexia! :scream:
     
  9. RJDiogenes

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    Dyslexia sukcs. :(
     
  10. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Beats and Shouting Moderator

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    So has nobody mentioned Where No Fan Has Gone Before yet?

    What kind of Trek board is this anyway?!?

    :lol:

    We met Walter Koenig at a convention last November, and I told him how much I enjoyed their Futurama episode. He told us that everyone did their part by themselves. There was no interaction amongst the TOS cast during the recording.

    Not unusual, I suppose. But I had never really given it much thought. I has just assumed they were all together in the studio.

    Bender: "Uh, can people who hate Star Trek leave?"
    Walter Koenig: "Good question!"
     
  11. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    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?
     
  12. Christopher

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    ^What, and deprive Welshie of his classic death scene?
     
  13. bigdaddy

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    I wouldn't even put it in my top ten episodes. It's great and all but there are so many better episodes.
     
  14. ManOnTheWave

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    Prevailing theories are that he was ill, or that no one told him he could record separately from Shatner.
     
  15. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Beats and Shouting Moderator

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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!!!"

    :lol:
     
  16. Unicron

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    Welshie was awesome. :lol:
     
  17. bigdaddy

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    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. :)
     
  18. JiNX-01

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    And let's not forget the best Trek spoof ever written, "Where No Fan Has Gone Before."
     
  19. Push The Button

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    Oh, the ending of that episode made me cry, and I too can't watch it ever again.
     
  20. bigdaddy

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    But the first "movie" completely redid the ending of Jurassic Bark so it's no longer sad.