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Why not merge Calculon with Calculon (All My Circuits)?--Sonja 21:18, 18 August 2008 (BST)

Me thinks he's treated as a character of Futurama and as a character of All My Circuits. -Mini-Me 23:30, 18 August 2008 (BST)
Calculon is the actor, while Calculon (All My Circuits) is the character he plays (or a fictional fictional character, get it?). We use two different articles to deal with them individually. Besides, this is not Wikipedia. We don't merge, we split. --SvipTalk 09:19, 19 August 2008 (BST)

age[edit]

Shouldn't it be "slightly longer than 1000 years" ? I mean, he was David Duchoveny, who starred in the X-Files through a large part of the 90's. Isn't that longer than a thousand years? --Buddy 16:51, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

I suppose it makes sense. I never knew David Duchoveny would become a car construction robot (or whatever their names are). --SvipTalk 17:56, 13 December 2008 (UTC)
He never clarifies the timeline. Does it say when the car-robot is built? It's possible he became a replacement David Duchoveny at a later date... --Buddy 18:01, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

I'd like to not here that there's still an issue with the age of Calculon. In the 2nd paragraph is noted that "He is over a thousand years old...", while in his character box the age is "Slightly less than 1000 years...". We should decide on either older or younger then a thousend years --Rosthouse 18:22, 19 April 2010 (CEST)

Indeed. The "over a thousand" assumes he was the original Duchovny, which seems odd, whereas the "slightly less" assumes he started as the construction arm in the year mentioned in the episode (2019), which seems better; but the fact he seems to have a hybrid Windows Vista/7 OS confirms in my mind that he was "born" last year (2009). - Quolnok 13:12, 20 April 2010 (CEST)
Eh, he could have been build this year or next year, I am sure Vista/7 will remain somewhat in use for now. Alternatively; and more likely, the OSs perhaps came back and/or he just like nostalgia. Who knows? It would seem odd for a robot not to have its operating system upgraded during a THOUSAND years! --Sviptalk 13:51, 20 April 2010 (CEST)
My thought would be that while OSes names could have been reused or some such thing, the episode and film were implying the severely outdated (by that time) 21st century software. He's been stuck with that software because his base programming, that of the robotic arm, is far too incorporated into the OS. Possibly even a custom build of Vista/7. The developers got to the point that they had to start from scratch in order to use a better OS, so they changed over parts of the OS into 7 components. Complete replacement of the OS in such a case would result in a different program. - Quolnok 14:43, 20 April 2010 (CEST)

Spotlight discussion[edit]

This article is now a spotlight article. Go! - akitalk 12:38, 27 June 2011 (CEST)

To my future self and to any present others: This article lack of the pictures it could have. - akitalk 15:35, 4 July 2011 (CEST)

Appearances section[edit]

Should appearances by Calculon in All My Circuits (and not outside of the show) be included in the appearances section?

I'd assumed that this was the case, since episodes like "I, Roommate" and "Attack of the Killer App" are listed - but the episode "The Thief of Baghead" is missing, as it has been stated that it's sufficient enough to include these appearances in the article for his character (Calculon (All My Circuits)). In this case, shouldn't other appearances like this be removed from the appearances section as well?

If "The Thief of Baghead" is removed from the section, then "I, Roommate" should probably be removed as well, as he only appears as his character - but that would look somewhat confusing, as Calculon's first appearance was in "I, Roommate"; it would look confusing to add "The Lesser of Two Evils" as his first appearance. I'd appreciate some clarification on the matter. Motordome (a.k.a. Roboto63) 10:23, 22 May 2012 (CEST)

You're right - and the article would probably benefit from these appearances being listed if they're said to belong to Calculon's character. How about having the links be followed by "(as All My Circuits counterpart)"? Sanfazer (talk) 17:32, 22 May 2012 (CEST).
That seems fine. Motordome (a.k.a. Roboto63) 18:08, 22 May 2012 (CEST)

Still living?[edit]

Recently, 174.20.247.14 undid all of the edits about Calculon being deceased (other than removing the deceased label from the info box). I think these changes should not have been made, as we have no evidence that he will appear in later episodes, and until/unless he does, he should be considered dead. Does anyone other than him feel differently? Kif (talk) 01:21, 19 July 2012 (CEST)

No proof of him living. Besides, broadcast season 10 will feature an episode named "Calculon 2.0". I'm pretty sure that will feature return of Calculon in some way. --Farnsworth (talk) 10:55, 19 July 2012 (CEST)
That's what I thought as well. I'm undoing the edits. Kif (talk) 16:40, 19 July 2012 (CEST)