Talk:The Beast with a Billion Backs

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From what this says, i don't think I want to see this movie.

First of all, use signature for your writings, so we can see it is you; --~~~~. Secondly, why did you write that without telling us why? It is as if you want us to ask that question. --SvipTalk 06:26, 18 January 2008 (PST)

After release...[edit]

When the film is released, I am thinking about keeping the sneak peak somehow in the article. And I think more than just a mention in the trivia section. Maybe a section in additional info or the miscellany of The Beast with a Billion Backs - which we will create as soon as it is released. --SvipTalk 04:37, 28 January 2008 (PST)

Yep, needs to be kept somewhere. Also linked from the special features of BBS. - Quolnok 19:37, 28 January 2008 (PST)

If i'm not mistaken, doesn't The Grand Midwife Appear in the movie as well? Watch the video provided here.--Dr. Zoidberg 17:01, 17 February 2008 (PST)

You are absolutely right, I better add her. Actually I was going to, but I sort of forgot her name. :s --SvipTalk 04:20, 18 February 2008 (PST)

March 18?[edit]

I know I am the one who wrote it into the article. But I am having doubts it will even be plausible. I mean, last time we knew about the release of Bender's Big Score
Film
at least two months before it was released. And we had its box art quite early as well. And why? Because give one to two months for production, at which point they must have decided on a box art - obviously! But I have seen no box art. I have seen no official statement about the release date. And only IMDb says March 18, 2008. Even Wikipedia have dropped the date on the grounds that IMDb does not suffice. Shall we keep it till it is confirmed it is not true? Or just get rid of it now? --SvipTalk 12:20, 9 February 2008 (PST)
In all fairness, wikipedia is run by a dumbass, and his dumbass sub-admins. I do agree that it seems suspicious, but as long as it is specifically noted as a rumor I don't see a problem with keeping it. You have to remember that there was more hype and anticipation surrounding Bender's Big Score also, given that it was the first Futurama seen in quite some time. So they may simply not be seeing a reason to release any box art yet.
As a matter of fact, there was temp box art for Bender's Big Score way more than 6 months before its release. By that same token, we'd have to remove the May release date as well.Anarchy Balsac 12:47, 9 February 2008 (PST)
The May date is "somewhat" confirmation, since it is said by David X. Cohen, as you can see from the article, we even link to the interview where he states this information. The May date is merely an interpretation of what he says. Perhaps "Around May" instead? Also, it doesn't matter who runs Wikipedia, cause it is hardly always the sysops who decides on the issues. There are simply too many articles for that. --SvipTalk 14:59, 9 February 2008 (PST)
Mark them both rumoured, then we're covered for both dates and everything in between... I doubt it would be March, there'd have been confirmation by now. Besides, BBS is coming out in March for AU and still has no date for EU. - Quolnok 18:19, 9 February 2008 (PST)
It's sometimes jimbo the dumbass wales himself who makes the decisions, so you're right. My point about wikipedia is only that you can't rely on them as a source, not that they are never right. I can send you a boat load of links substantiating this if you want. Anyways I'm not sure about the March date myself, but in all fairness, they've said nothing at all about this since BBS was released 3 and a half months ago. They're long overdue for any update whatsoever, so just because they haven't spoken on it doesn't mean it isn't when it'll be released.Anarchy Balsac 18:25, 9 February 2008 (PST)
I am still wondering where the rumour came into existence though. There aren't even any sources on the rumour, but apparently, if you check the history on Wikipedia's article, you can see a lot of people have tried to add it, but has been removed again on grounds I said before. Also, can you stop talking bad about Wikipedia? This is not a Wikipedia hate machine, leave your opinions on Wikipedia out of this, cause it is just not worth it. --SvipTalk 00:12, 12 February 2008 (PST)
You brought up wikipedia, and thus, as such, the credibility thereof(of which it has zero) is entirely relevant. Again, I do have sources on this, I can post said links to prove I'm not lying, do you wish me to? As far as the rumor, I'm not sure, but at this point there's no real reason to believe or disbelieve it.Anarchy Balsac 05:27, 12 February 2008 (PST)

Appearance at retailers![edit]

Good news, everyone. Play.com have the Beast with a Billion Backs on their site now. Since Play.com is a British site, this may suggest a worldwide release perhaps or at least an earlier official remark on Region 2 release? However, I could not find anything on amazon.com. Anyone found it elsewhere? And before you look, no boxart yet. --SvipTalk 04:17, 17 February 2008 (PST)

Uhm, apparently, they also have added Bender's Game (see further down on the same page). I am signing up for the notification, regardless. I suggest most of you sign up for Google Alerts and get an alert for each time "the beast with a billion backs" is mentioned. That is what I do, Google Alerts rock! --SvipTalk 04:19, 17 February 2008 (PST)
TBwaBB is now listed for Australia/NZ (region 4) at ezyDVD. Still no date, I'm signed up for the alert. - Quolnok 19:50, 12 May 2008 (PDT)
August?! I've gotta wait 'til August?! Still, it is better than last time. - Quolnok 20:46, 12 May 2008 (PDT)

Carbon neutrality[edit]

I'm all for saving the planet and everything, and I see that this DVD also has a "Green" logo (different from the previous one, but I assume it conveys the same message), but am I the only one who wishes they could find a way to do it without using horribly crappy DVD cases? I mean, the hologram or whatever on the last one was cool, but beyond that, the case sucked. It's flimsy and fragile and it's getting crushed on my shelf between real DVD cases. Isn't the real test of carbon neutrality to make things of the same quality while reducing the energy (and thus carbon) required to create them? I know plastics are derived from crude oil, but they can get that from recycling, or maybe find a more eco-friendly plant to create the DVD's in or something. Why does quality have to suffer?! ... ... ... Okay, I'm done ranting. --Buddy 12:07, 27 March 2008 (PDT)

What bothers me is how the case isn't the best for keeping an unscratched DVD in. I'm literally keeping mine in another disk holder because of it.Anarchy Balsac 12:16, 27 March 2008 (PDT)
Lighten up, DVDs will soon be a thing of the past. Where films are broadcast directly into your brains. Bam! Seriously though, I agree, but I only keep the box art for display. DVD is elsewhere... I think. Uh hope. --SvipTalk 12:19, 27 March 2008 (PDT)
I actually think solid-state storage will outstrip them all. Just imagine putting an SD-sized object in your OLED TV, and voila! Your movie's ready to go! I can't wait for OLED's. --Buddy 12:49, 27 March 2008 (PDT)
Hmm, I guess that's why the Australian one doesn't have the neutrality stuff written on the box. Ours looks and acts like a traditional plastic one. - Quolnok 17:49, 27 March 2008 (PDT)
Nice one, I might have to order an Australian one. Gotta love region encoding - think the UK has the neutral one. Damn it and it's heart full of neutrality. If I'm never back on here, tell my wife 'hello'. 163.1.230.83 15:14, 10 June 2008 (PDT)

Character section is too long[edit]

The character section is simply too long and too obscure. Characters that only have cameo like appearances are giving the same "time" on that list as characters that play a major important. I am suggesting that we move cameo characters to a section on Miscellany of The Beast with a Billion Backs, in a similar fashion to what we did with Miscellany of Bender's Big Score. --SvipTalk 10:07, 4 July 2008 (BST)

I guess with a list this long, it makes sense (also, Common Clod does similar). Some have snuck back in on BBS though. - Quolnok 12:22, 4 July 2008 (BST)
Sounds good. The whole look of it before was just really annoying to look at so I quickly organized it for the time being. -Mini-Me 13:26, 4 July 2008 (BST)
I set it up so speaking and non-speaking cameos are on the miscellany page and plot important and debuting characters go here. Probably a better way, but I can't think of one. -Mini-Me 04:14, 5 July 2008 (BST)

Continuity of Yivo[edit]

Yivo explains that the paintings of Heaven are modelled after himself because "Centuries ago, [he] sent an image of [himself] into the minds of [our] artists" who created those paintings. He explains he saw the Big Bang and wondered what/who it was, but, other than this line, he never said he has been able to communicate with us. When the anomaly was created and Fry reached him he was able to touch us. Now I think I'm just looking for another opinion or a confirmation of my own idea to what has happened here. I think Yivo was able to somehow communicate with/influence us without us knowing it and the anomaly allowed him to physically reach us. Does anybody else understand my ramblings? -Mini-Me 06:37, 5 August 2008 (CEST)

British Robot's name[edit]

When reading Wikiquote's quotes on The Beast with a Billion Backs, I noticed they had named the British Robot "Blatherbot", which I suppose is sort of fitting, opinions? --SvipTalk 16:25, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Googling Blatherbot and Futurama gives only three sources, none are reliable. This seems an appropriate name though. - Quolnok 00:45, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
I agree. Chris of the Futurama 03:23, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
I have opened a case at our Infinitive Wisdom. I mean, if the real name comes up later, we can always change it. --SvipTalk 13:14, 28 September 2008 (UTC)