Talk:Reincarnation

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Resurrection? This must be the episode with Zombie Jesus that we heard about.Starting rumor. - Quolnok 02:56, 2 September 2010 (CEST)

What if the crew gets killed in 6ACV25 and the Professor builds a new rebirthing machine to ressurect them? This is the second Rebirth, people. THE SECOND COMING OF THE DOG GOD!! Fan Futurama 11:03, 2 September 2010 (CEST)

Title[edit]

According to the stuff I have seen, the title is just "Reincarnation", I certainly do not hope they are using the show's name in another episode title. --Sviptalk 18:55, 29 November 2010 (CET)

Well, they said "Futurama Incarnation" in an interview but it's not clear if that's the actual title. I think we should keep it like this from now on, until another source is available. Aki 12:29, 30 November 2010 (CET)
CGEF Says "Reincarnation". Aki 22:20, 2 December 2010 (CET)

Break[edit]

Is it really necessary to have the original title in the top of the article? Shouldn't it just appear under Production? It's not like it's that valuable information, it's more trivia. - akitalk 14:19, 26 June 2011 (CEST)

Keeler as writer[edit]

Our source for listing Ken Keeler as the writer says:

"Now I will say at this point, having written the last episode for FOX, and the last DVD for the DVD releases, and now being back again, and being pretty far along in production, we’re the show with the most experience in writing our last episode ever. We’re getting good at it – we’re doing our third one that we’re actually working on here at the moment – they’ve all been written by Ken Keeler, I should mention, who is writing his third last episode ever." - David X. Cohen

Though this was more than a year ago, when "Overclockwise" was set as the finale - "Overclockwise" and "Reincarnation" later switched places. In other words, I'm fairly certain it is "Overclockwise" that Keeler is the writer of, not "Reincarnation. That episode also seems to fit better with his geeky nature, and it seems to have a nice, shippy element to it that is typical to Keeler's finales. - akitalk 15:28, 7 July 2011 (CEST)

I was also thinking that Ken Keeler wrote Overclockwise, beacuse it was the last canonical episode and Reincarnation doesn't seem like a final episode. --Superbender 15:33, 7 July 2011 (CEST)

Zagtar[edit]

Zagtar appears to be based on Voltron, not Transformers.

Amy[edit]

Amy is dressed like Sailor Moon with long pig tails and even the 360 spin that ultimately fail, and it seems she says something in japanase "Watashi ....." that's the only word i catch.

As I catch it more like "Watashi wa kirei hana desu... aaahh" (私は綺麗はなです.. - I'm pretty flower) but I'm not sure

Names of the cities[edit]

It seems that the names of the cities to fit in an american context are changed, because the kanji characters are covered with names of american cities and as an example in Sailor Moon they changed they localized the schools, cities and places.

Maybe I'm wrong but if someone can translate the kanji symbols it would clear any hypothesis.

Look for Fred Ladd who edited animes such as Astroboy, Gigantor, The White Lion or Speed Racer. This may be a reference to these editions.

First destroyed building - ROCKFELLER CENTER - Kinkaku-ji temple (金閣寺). See [1]. Planet Express ship landing site - CENTRAL PARK - Koukyo (皇居). See [2]. OMAHA, NEBRASKA is the same as the first building - Kinkaku-ji temple.

Games[edit]

  • When Farnsworth is sitting in the bar its the game Tapper.
  • When Farnsworth walks the road and jumps the barrel its of course Donkey Kong.
  • The episode is an allusion of the classic Sierra EGA-Adventures like Space Quest, Leisure Suit Larry and Kings Quest.
  • When they move from the meeting room to the laboratory, the music reminds me of a C64 fighting game.
  • The Galaxians are from the 1979 Galaxian from Namco.
  • When Bender is boxing with Fry its Super Punch Out, where your character is lucent.

David Herman as Professor Farnsworth[edit]

I know Patric Verrone said it was David Herman doing Farnsworth in "Action Delivery Force". I also admit to reverting edits which said it was Phil LaMarr and not David Herman doing Farnsworth. Having said that...I couldn't hear David Herman in that voice. That voice sounded exactly like Phil LaMarr. Is there any corroboration to the notion that it was David? I mean, the possibility exists that Patric was wrong. -- DeepSpaceHomer 22:51, 9 September 2011 (CEST)

Well, compare the Professor's voice to that of Slurms McKenzie, Lando Tucker, Alkazar and other baritone-voiced characters David has voiced. It's definitely David. - Jasonbres 05:58, 10 September 2011 (CEST)
I did, which is why I came to my conclusion. Though it is a rare occurrence...I'm probably wrong. -- DeepSpaceHomer 16:20, 10 September 2011 (CEST)

Fry getting Amy pregnant[edit]

I'm not sure how canon this episode is considered, but I don't remember an instance of Fry getting Amy pregnant. And I don't know how to reference this in this article. I am KETCHUP! King of the condiments! 01:14, 10 September 2011 (CEST)

This episode is not considered canon, so Fry getting Amy pregnant is laughed off as a joke. - Jasonbres 03:33, 14 September 2011 (CEST)

Music identification[edit]

Could someone identify the music used in each segment? I know the anime nerdlingers identified some of the music used in Action Delivery Force, but I'm a jazz enthusiast and would like some confirmation that the last piece in Colorama is a cover of "For Me and My Gal". - Jasonbres 06:00, 10 September 2011 (CEST)

I think most of the recordings were original for the episode, or at least very recent. I listen to a lot of old jazz music from the 1920s and 1930s, and most of the music from this episode seemed a bit off. An exception might be the music that played when Fry was bouncing on the diamond. Lois Armstrong?205.233.81.83 20:44, 17 December 2011 (CET)

I too have been obsessing over the Colorama soundtrack, more now since I heard the song played as part of the during the sunset scene ('beautiful stillness this time of day' lol) in an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S03-E11 to be exact, as part of the diagetic sound. No luck finding it anywhere however. Since it was on there, however, it most likely means it's not an original recording, and so the other tracks in the segment might not be either.

I am glad to find some music enthusiasts like me with taste. I am vaguely sure, that at least one of those songs (guessing all of them) is an original 1920/30s piece. One can hear a somewhat faster version in the end scene of Benny Hills New York special, when he picks up a case and a flower, going into the bar, where he has that hilarious scene on the barstool before struggeling with the incoming local mobster (played by Bob Wall of course). Comparing those two renditions I would say, that Futurama used an original recording. Gotta search those Benny Hill online-forums for better information, though...--78.50.243.25 15:26, 26 August 2014 (CEST)
Right back with some information! It is pretty much possible, that the piece in question is the "South Side Shuffle" by Keith Nichols - a (1945 born!) british composer of old time jazz tunes. I could not find confirmation on this (found it on a Benny Hill Music Fanpage, but there was no lint to the bar-scene I have mentioned above). Another tune of him - Chicago Stomp - was similiar in style and arrangement, but has not connection to the colorama-section. I hope this could help one of you to find some more links, uploads, info a.s.o. Btw. I am interested in getting a score/ music sheet for that tune to do a reduction for the guitar - which is my motivation in a nutshell! (I do LOVE Futurama and would rate it #1 comedy show of all time, but Colorama was a lonely highpoint in an otherwise pretty dull and hopeless epsiode)! --78.50.243.25 15:56, 26 August 2014 (CEST)
Good news everyone! I - by which I mean WE - have a positiv identification. One very nice man answered my question on Youtube. The piece is called "trad rags" and it is a Keith Nichols composition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl0osoyxj14 .--85.179.203.78 03:17, 28 August 2014 (CEST)
Feel free to add. Sanfazer: [talk] 15:38, 28 August 2014 (CEST).
I am still looking for final confirmation. The title "Trad rags" seems a little bit unlikely to me now, because most rag-piece (meaning ALL I know of) end with the singular form. There is one source on youtube now which is not 100% relyable (users name the uploads and it is a collaborational version, that has maybe 98% of the original left). The next thing is: having found on the IMDB and the Benny-Hill-forum the title "South Side Shuffle" - a Keith Nichols piece which is not to be found any other place mades me hesitate. I wrote to Mr. Nichols yesterday - maybe he bothers to shed some light on this matter for us.--85.179.203.78 21:17, 28 August 2014 (CEST)
Oh, boy!
That would be amazing. Here's hoping. Sanfazer: [talk] 21:34, 28 August 2014 (CEST).
Me again. I have just listened again into "Colorama" to have another go on the tune above discussed. Doing this delightfull task of listening I decided to "analyse" (overstatement alert!) the other tunes to be heard. There should be at last 6 or 7 different songs in questions, some of them sounded very authentic (clarinets don't lie), others may be of newer making. The "Trad Rags"/"South Side Shuffle" is the one when Fry skips over the surface of the diamondilian - haha - object, unfortunately too short, but played good enough to say for a musicologists ear, that it is the very same recording as been used in the Benny Hill special. Maybe the makers of Futurama could be bothered to reveals their credits?--85.179.203.78 02:28, 29 August 2014 (CEST)
You can maybe ask Lee Supercinski on Twitter. Sanfazer: [talk] 12:04, 29 August 2014 (CEST).
It may sound hilarious, but I got rid of my cellphone some time ago! I do not want to leave too much information for free - before You ask I pay EVERTHING cash and I do have a RFID-scanner in use, hahaha. But I will try to contact Mr. Supercinski.--78.51.89.14 04:34, 30 August 2014 (CEST)
Good luck. Sanfazer: [talk] 18:00, 30 August 2014 (CEST).

Anime Style Bender resembles X from Mega Man X[edit]

Bender: http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/606/mmxbender.png
X: http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100930231046/megaman/images/b/bd/X_online.JPG
Please tell me I'm not the only one who see this. I think it should be added to the Allusions section. Polantaris 06:51, 12 September 2011 (CEST)

You may be onto something there. --Buddy 06:58, 12 September 2011 (CEST)

Gigatron - Transformers?[edit]

Perhaps coincidence, but Gigatron is the japanese name of Megatron in the cartoon Robots in Disguise. (And others too)--Cyberman (talk) 22:28, 26 October 2011 (CEST)