Talk:A Flight to Remember
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"There is a continuity discrepancy as it appears that the Wongs are enthusiastic about Amy to meet a "captain" (Kif is a lieutenant) but in later episodes they do not really think Kif is a suitable partner for Amy."
I just noticed that Kif is made captain of the ship by Zapp earlier in the episode. "As of now, you're in command. Congratulations captain." So referring to Kif as captain is technically correct... The best kind of correct. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 12:31, 27 December 2007 (UTC)
Countess de LaRoca
The Countess de LaRoca is probably a parady of the original first-class passenger Noël Leslie, Countess of Rothes ; despite she survived the sinking.
What's the evidence for this idea? Flapdragon 19:30, 23 April 2006 (UTC)
The Limbo Bit
Is it really a goof that Hermes had to limbo when someone could have easily rolled or crawled under it? I had assumed that was an intended joke.
- Agreed, this was abviously a joke. Stardust8212 22:34, 17 September 2006 (UTC)
- Definitely a joke. I'll remove it since no one has disagreed for several months. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 07:45, 17 April 2007 (UTC).
Bender's Magnet Bow-Tie
I thought that it had to be attatched to his head for it to mess up his inhibition unit? For instance, he wears a magnetic goatee in another episode with no ill effects. JoeZierer 23:35, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
This is also discussed in the Audio Commentary. And yes: it had to be attatched to his head.
I've removed the "goof" that when Bender boarded the escape pod it didn't decompress. He entered through an airlock. The point of an airlock is that using them doesn't cause decompression. Thus their name..
- Actually, it was a goof, when Bender looked out the window in the back of the escape pod there was ONLY ONE DOOR. Therefore, there was no airlock with only one door, so it was a goof.126.96.36.199 23:12, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
As I suggested in a thread at the wikiproject (here) I'm going to start moving all unsourced cultural references to the talk pages. Please discuss there so it will not be fragmented over 72 different talk pages. Stardust8212 23:53, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
- The Concept is a reference to Douglas Adams' Computer Game and book of the same name, Starship Titanic.
- During the scene where the ship starts to get sucked into the black hole, a variation of an instrumental used in the 1997 Titanic movie is played. In fact, a lot of the music used during the episode is based on the Titanic soundtrack (though only in style).
- On the audio commentary, David X. Cohen says "If you want to make an episode like this, mix one part Titanic, two parts The Love Boat, and one part Three's Company."
- The title comes from the famous 1958 docu-pic about the RMS Titanic, A Night to Remember, and the novel A Night to Remember by Walter Lord about the last night of the Titanic.
- The name of the bartender iZac is a dual reference to the personal computer iMac and the bartender Isaac in the TV series The Love Boat.
- The Countess de la Roca's name is a reference to producer Claudia de LaRoca (according to Matt Groening's DVD commentary).
- Zapp Brannigan christens the ship by throwing a jar containing Leonardo DiCaprio's head at it. This is a parody of the traditional practice of throwing a bottle of champagne at new ships, and also a reference to the 1997 film Titanic, in which Leonardo DiCaprio was one of the main stars. However, the real Titanic was never christened. According to the DVD commentary, they originally invited DiCaprio to voice on the episode, but he declined.
- When Zapp Brannigan decides to change course he says: Divert power from the shields, full speed ahead, an obvious Star Trek reference.
- The sound made by Bender as he was sketching The Countess was that of a dot-matrix printer.
- Fry, Leela, Bender, and Amy are given room F124. F124 is the Thrint name for Earth in the Known Space universe, specifically World of Ptavvs.
- The scene where Hermes is forced to use limbo under the closed door in order to save the crew is similar to the scene in the original movie version of The Poseidon Adventure, where Belle Rosen saves Reverend Frank Scott from a door which has collapsed on him.
Similarities in other media
- The 2007 Doctor Who Christmas episode, "Voyage of the Damned" is also set aboard a space-faring version of the Titanic. 'Starship Titanic' is also a computer game designed by Douglas Adams, the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.
This episode, along with all other episodes from season one, is being reviewed to determine whether it currently satisfies Wikipedia's various policies in guidelines. All editors are welcome and encouraged to contribute to the discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Futurama/Season 1 review. Stardust8212 18:47, 27 January 2008 (UTC)