Talk:Bender's Game

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Why does wikipedia have more information on this movie than the infosphere?

I'd say we have the same info structured differently, some as a picture. Stars and music supplier are the same throughout the series. Also they've got no production code. - Quolnok 21:19, 26 January 2008 (PST)

Nibbler[edit]

checking out the imdb page. nibbler is supposedly a character in it, its the same with into the wild green yonder. so i edited it.-- the preceding unsigned comment was written by Scruffy.

While imdb is generally not considered a reliable source, according to a recent interview with David X Cohen, Bender's Game and Into the Wild Green Yonder will reveal certain plot "holes" of Bender's Big Score (and possibly also The Beast with a Billion Backs). In this interview David X Cohen mentions the return of Nibbler in both films, so it is perfectly safe to insert him. --SvipTalk 10:05, 4 July 2008 (BST)

Picture[edit]

where did the main pic come from?My leg feels funny! 05:32, 27 July 2008 (CEST)

Comic Con, via this page. - Quolnok 05:48, 27 July 2008 (CEST)

"Cornwood"[edit]

The "border world" (Half-Life reference... if anyone catches it) in the film, I would like an article about it. So we can point out similarities between it and Middle-Earth (of Tolkien's work, praised be his name). But I fear "Cornwood" is not the actual name. Bender keeps using it as "Fancy Man of Cornwood", so Cornwood is either a land or a county, or perhaps a town/castle? It seems unlikely to be "Fancy Man of Earth", if you catch my drift. So I am wondering, is any name mentioned other than Cornwood (or displayed), or do we have to pick a name ourselves? --SvipTalk 19:48, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

After having watched the film once more. It is clear to me that the world is called Cornwood. So we'll use that. --SvipTalk 02:18, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

No leak?[edit]

Did I miss something or was this one not leaked? I know I've been out of it for a while, but I don't remember anyone mentioning this one being viewable on the internet before its release date... --Buddy 23:02, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

It was leaked. Like all the others, but interestingly, it was leaked only 4 days before the release in Europe. So, that is the closest to the release date so far. And did you look at my bot? --SvipTalk 23:05, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

Canon status[edit]

I didn't want to make an edit about this, myself, since I'm new to this wiki, but it would seem this has a fundamental error in it which would make it non-canon. The whole conflict is centered around Mom having a dark matter monopoly from the captured Nibblonians, with Nibbler being the only one not captured. However, in Bender's Big Score and a couple other episodes within the series, we see whole groups of Nibblonians.
Of course, I think I've heard in a commentary somewhere that these guys, for all the effort they normally put in to keep things consistent, don't really care about continuity errors, so it may not be as big an issue as I'm making it. Considering that they already did a reference to Bender's Score within the movie, though, it would seem to be relevant. --Organous 12:16, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

I've only watched this film once so far, and not its commentary at all, but as I recall, the captured Nibblonians are just those who were involved in the Vergon 6 mission, not all Nibblonians. I don't recall them saying that in a commentary, and they did try to explain away the Star Trek issues in that commentary. - Quolnok 12:31, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
Quolnok is right, it is only the Nibblonians stationed on Vergon 6 that was caught by Mom. Which apparently to turned out to be quite a lot. We cannot - however - rule out that she caught more Nibblonians later on. A possible reason why it is never mentioned by the high ranking Nibblonians is probably that they don't know. --SvipTalk 13:14, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
If you were part of a huge race (let's say humans) and a small group (even a large group) was captured (or, in fact, lost, since they can't have known what happened to them--they probably assumed they didn't make it off the planet in time), would you go mentioning it to everyone you meet? Even the chosen one? --Buddy 13:34, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
The other groups were from Planet Eternium, Nibblonians home planet. But I wonder how and why so many Nibblonians were sent to Vergon 6...
It's also possible that, in addition to feeding and poop-harvesting, she may have been breeding them. --Buddy 18:34, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
After rewatching, I noticed a cutscene that reveals Mom discovering the source of the dark matter shortly after the other Nibblonians leave the planet; she is spying on Nibbler making a "bo-bo" via a telescope...Meaning that she most probably did not have a breeding program at that time on Vergon 6.
Actually, I've always thought that Bender's Game was non-canon due to it having events and revelations that should have been continuity milestones (Dark matter becoming worthless, Ignar being the Professor's child), but have never been brought up in the future of the series. All the other movies have been referenced later on the series except Bender's Game; the ending of Bender's Big Score led to the beginning of the second movie. A scene in Beast With A Billion Backs was seen in "The Late Phillip J. Fry", and the ending of Into The Wild Green Yonder led to the beginning of Rebirth.
Uh... it is mentioned in Into the Wild Green Yonder that Whale oil has replaced dark matter. So I am going with 'yeah, it's canon'. Well, perhaps, except the Cornwood parts. --Sviptalk 20:38, 30 July 2010 (CEST)
The only things in episodes and films that aren't fully cannon are dream sequences and what-if simulations, but even those are remembered by those observing them. Cornwood is definitely canon, it wasn't a dream, the real characters were there and remember it. Weird though. - Quolnok 10:34, 31 July 2010 (CEST)
Yeah, there's nothing really in the Cornwood scenes that would reveal new information, anyway. Other than the true parentage of Ignus/Igner, which is also revealed in the real world, thus making it canon regardless. --Buddy 04:23, 2 August 2010 (CEST)
It can't be canon because in episodes following its release they still use dark matter as an energy source. It is noncanon in my mind. -- the preceding unsigned comment was written by 97.95.82.65.
Maybe they found a way to make dark matter usable again. Sanfazer: [talk] 16:42, 24 November 2014 (CET).

Enterprise[edit]

Bakula's ship resembles the enterprise D more than the constitution class