0579: "The Race: Part 3"

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0579: "The Race: Part 3"

Postby EcoReck20 » Wed May 06, 2009 4:00 am UTC

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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby Kain » Wed May 06, 2009 4:01 am UTC

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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby Storm » Wed May 06, 2009 4:05 am UTC

I'm excited .. and want to watch firefly now... and watch river tam beat up things - everything.
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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby ysth » Wed May 06, 2009 4:06 am UTC

Never seen Firefly, and looking for context for the "No.", I saw this on her wikipedia page:
Morena also acted in an unaired pilot episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, playing Carmen, a male-to-female transsexual.
Odds that that was what he was about to say?

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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby Kain » Wed May 06, 2009 4:08 am UTC

I dont remember River beating up that many things in Firefly itself, though it has been a while since I last watched the show (two months or so, sooo long... withdrawal symptoms). As I recal that was mostly limited to Serenity. Stabbings with knives and holding people at gunpoint dont count...


He was going to ask if she was a companion
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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby Luthen » Wed May 06, 2009 4:09 am UTC

But will Wash and Book make an appearance?

And where's the rest of the xkcd crew?

EDIT: Link for those who expected one in the OP
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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby Comic JK » Wed May 06, 2009 4:10 am UTC

I never watched this series...I feel starved for a programming joke. Or science. Or relationships. I'd even take language.
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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby phlip » Wed May 06, 2009 4:10 am UTC

ysth wrote:Never seen Firefly, and looking for context for the "No.", I saw this on her wikipedia page:
Morena also acted in an unaired pilot episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, playing Carmen, a male-to-female transsexual.
Odds that that was what he was about to say?

More likely he's referring to her role in Firefly...

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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby Luthen » Wed May 06, 2009 4:12 am UTC

Well, my costar's the floor. We had a complicated casting session.
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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby eleniy86 » Wed May 06, 2009 4:17 am UTC

ok, a few things
1) what is Summer looking at? maybe BHG coming on a hot air balloon or something? lol
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2) i think Jewel is purposely sabotaging the race! must be cause "Captain Reynolds" insists on calling her Kaylee

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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby Kain » Wed May 06, 2009 4:23 am UTC

Im pretty sure Summer is looking at the poll results on whether or not she should become a part of the floor, or further startle the newcomer... apparently the plurality said that floor was the better idea...
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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby meliux » Wed May 06, 2009 4:24 am UTC

i think i just had my first geekgasm... :lol:

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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby Eternal Density » Wed May 06, 2009 4:33 am UTC

hiLArious! Especially the result of the wrong frequency. And Morena :P
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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby SocialSceneRepairman » Wed May 06, 2009 4:34 am UTC

And the "Roe vs. Munroe" clock ticks down another minute.

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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby niko7865 » Wed May 06, 2009 4:35 am UTC

Summer is looking at xkcd guy's zeppelin, where she is now using the radio to talk through a speaker in the floor.

(You'll only understand if you also understand why she wasn't part of the ship, she was in his ship!)
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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby Luthen » Wed May 06, 2009 4:43 am UTC

Way to ruin the joke.
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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby Durandal » Wed May 06, 2009 4:46 am UTC

I really don't see any humor at all in this entire series. It's like, hey guys! I've seen Firefly too! This is so cool!

How about some original material?

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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby cephalopod9 » Wed May 06, 2009 4:53 am UTC

Y'know, it just occurred to me to mention that his drawing style has improved over the years: Image
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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby Storm » Wed May 06, 2009 4:54 am UTC

cephalopod9 wrote:Y'know, it just occurred to me to mention that his drawing style has improved over the years
Does he not just use vectors or are they just scanned still? I figured he'd draw them then use Illustrator to trace them with live trace making them nice and smooth and such.
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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby glasnt » Wed May 06, 2009 4:57 am UTC

cephalopod9 wrote:Y'know, it just occurred to me to mention that hisdrawing stylehas improved over the years: Image

Kaylee still looks awesome.

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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby TheKhakinator » Wed May 06, 2009 5:03 am UTC

And I'm here to ruin Inara/Morena Baccarin for you all. Image

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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby Kuznetsov » Wed May 06, 2009 5:04 am UTC

Comic JK wrote:I never watched this series...I feel starved for a programming joke. Or science. Or relationships. I'd even take language.
Durandal wrote:I really don't see any humor at all in this entire series. It's like, hey guys! I've seen Firefly too! This is so cool!

How about some original material?

Going to throw in my vote with these two. This entire series is really disappointing. Just waiting it out to the end, I guess. There are still, thankfully, other webcomics out there for which the "nerd" factor still outweighs bland pop culture references.

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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby aleflamedyud » Wed May 06, 2009 5:13 am UTC

Ah, Nathan Fillion, is there any situation in which you'll fail to act like a complete douchebag to everyone around you?
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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby Princess Marzipan » Wed May 06, 2009 5:13 am UTC

TheKhakinator wrote:And I'm here to ruin Inara/Morena Baccarin for you all.

Uh, how exactly? With horrifyingly bad resolution on that unnecessarily gigantic image?

Everyone take a look at panel 3 again. LOOK AT IT. It's a gorram stick figure and yet looks EXACTLY like Summer Glau. wtf.
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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby Killa B » Wed May 06, 2009 5:20 am UTC

Summer Glau is hot. Am I the only one who hasn't been deriving any enjoyment from these "The Race" strips? :(
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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby Pi is exactly three » Wed May 06, 2009 5:29 am UTC

So, one row of panels on Monday, two rows yesterday, three today...

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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby jnspence » Wed May 06, 2009 5:35 am UTC

Why isn't he wearing his sunglasses like he was in the previous comic?

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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby phlip » Wed May 06, 2009 5:55 am UTC

'Cause they're outside now. Wearing sunglasses outside isn't going to make you look cool and mysterious like it does inside, it's just going to make you look like you're in the sun and want to protect your eyes.

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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby Raemon » Wed May 06, 2009 6:09 am UTC

Summer Glau was 72% of the reason I watched Sarah Connor Chronicles in the first season. But by the end of the second season I must say the whole show got so amazing that she was down to something like 23%.

If you haven't seen Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles yet you should rectify that immediately. First season is average television faire (but with Summer Glau!), but it takes an incredibly deep an interesting turn throughout the second season. The show's in serious danger of cancellation. Only massive hulu/fox.com viewings and DVD pre-orders within the next week or so can save it.

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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby tuckels » Wed May 06, 2009 6:11 am UTC

Killa B wrote:Summer Glau is hot. Am I the only one who hasn't been deriving any enjoyment from these "The Race" strips? :(


I haven't liked them. I'm sure it's because i've never seen firefly. I'll watch it some day and come back and laugh at these comics. But until then, i'm putting on my serious face.

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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby Handie » Wed May 06, 2009 6:43 am UTC

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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby SummerGlauFan » Wed May 06, 2009 7:26 am UTC

I, for one, loved day 2 of this series. This was ok, made tolerable only by the appearance of Summer Glau. I'm going to be quite upset of this turns out to be a "oh, I was having a dream" sequence.

Also, yes, SCC is freaking amazing. Stupid Fox, don't go canceling good shows when you have crappy sitcoms and whatnot to ax first!
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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby miggit999 » Wed May 06, 2009 7:45 am UTC

Comic JK wrote:I never watched this series...I feel starved for a programming joke. Or science. Or relationships. I'd even take language.


Seconded. (I feel so left out! :cry: :mrgreen: )
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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby Psycho Goose » Wed May 06, 2009 7:54 am UTC

So, the real question is: how much of this do y'all think is true?

I think about 2% - the two percent about Nathan Fillion owning an electric skateboard and Morena Baccarin not being a whore *ahem* companion.

Ah, but how much do we wish were true?
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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby Archangel » Wed May 06, 2009 8:13 am UTC

I for one am enjoying this series - not as epic as, say, 1337, but a good source of amusement.

I thought the best part of SCC was Summer Glau in various revealing outfits - wow.
I found the "watch them try to pretend to be normal" thing a bit irritating since the writers backtracked on it - in the pilot Cameron does a brilliant job of acting human, then apparently forgets how for the rest of the show. Seems to me that there are a lot of harder problems than mimicking social interaction in building a killer robot.
Okay, and also Cameron throwing people through walls. It'll do until we get "River Tam Beats Up Everyone" ;-)

I'll feel sorry for the actors when SCC gets axed, because I think they all did a great job with what they were given, but I think the writers could have done much better. So I won't claim that it'd be a Firefly level of injustice to cancel it, but it's still better than most of the crap on TV.

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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby Fougare » Wed May 06, 2009 8:48 am UTC

I plead guilty.

The charges: not having watched firefly/serenity till this comic came up.

Sentence: as we speak full season is being downloaded, and serenity (movie) was very good. Question, since I'm not done dl'ing just yet... would you guys say the show was better or the movie better?

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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby Tahin » Wed May 06, 2009 8:56 am UTC

Show, definitely.

The movie felt too much like it was trying to be an action movie. That said, it had some pretty awesome bits.

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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby Ool » Wed May 06, 2009 9:11 am UTC

Hey, is anybody into “Dollhouse,” BTW?

The guy who played Wash in Firefly is in Dollhouse now, and he’s already funny. I had to laugh so hard at his line about this being like one of those buddy cop movies, “where you’re the hard-nosed FBI agent and I’m the guy who really hates buddy cop movies…”

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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby Xachariah » Wed May 06, 2009 9:23 am UTC

For the people not getting the joke, it's your own fault if you haven't watched Firefly.

All the episodes are on Hulu.com. 100% Free, 100% legal, 100% instant streaming. Now you have no excuse to avoid the best thing ever to grace television.

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Re: "The Race: Part 3" Discussion

Postby markfiend » Wed May 06, 2009 9:29 am UTC

Xachariah wrote:All the episodes are on Hulu.com. 100% Free, 100% legal, 100% instant streaming. Now you have no excuse to avoid the best thing ever to grace television.

Hulu is not available outside the USA. Valid excuse?
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