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Tytuł: Unknown Stanislaw Lem story (Spoilers)
Wiadomość wysłana przez: bender w Październik 12, 2004, 12:06:04 am
I was watching volume 1 of futurama on dvd with commentary, and david x choen said the episode "fear of a bot planet" is based on a stanislw lem short story where humans land on a planet inhabited by robots, and in order to not be killed by the fearsome robots, they themselves dress like robots. does anyone know the title of the story?
Tytuł: Re: Unknown Stanislaw Lem story (Spoilers)
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Terminus w Październik 12, 2004, 01:03:17 am
Futurama rules Universe !!
I saw that episode too:] Uhm... I even own the dvd you mentioned, but it seems I missed this comentary:]

Nevertheless, I ... don't recall a story that would exactly fit this episode you kindly mentioned. Of course, Lem's books are filled with similar plots (such as a stories in ,,Mortal Engines" and many else) but...
...uhm or maybe it's my memory failing to deal with this:]

Let us hope someone else remembers:]
Tytuł: Re: Unknown Stanislaw Lem story (Spoilers)
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Karel w Październik 12, 2004, 07:42:27 am
Hi, Bender!!

Look up in Star Diaries.
Tytuł: Re: Unknown Stanislaw Lem story (Spoilers)
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Terminus w Październik 12, 2004, 11:31:35 pm
Well I thought about Star Diaries first. I checked it than and found nothing. That is why I said I didn't know:] And I still don't :]  

Guess I didn't look hard enough :]
Tytuł: Re: Unknown Stanislaw Lem story (Spoilers)
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Karel w Październik 13, 2004, 07:34:11 am
I´m sure  :) it was this book: http://www.baronet.cz/kniha-443.html

In czech language exists star diaries in 2 different editions and also "Vzpomínky Ijona Tichého"- part of original Star diaries.
I shoould take a look in library and find out which voyage we are looking for.
Hope I will post it soon
-Karel-
Tytuł: Re: Unknown Stanislaw Lem story (Spoilers)
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Socrates w Październik 15, 2004, 10:12:23 am
Star Diaries.  I know, because I translated it.  Damn good story, and damn hard to translate (those who read it in polish (or other slavic languages) know what I mean.
Cheers, Socrates
Tytuł: Re: Unknown Stanislaw Lem story (Spoilers)
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Terminus w Październik 16, 2004, 07:51:39 pm
Here's the " ) " you forgot... :]
Tytuł: Re: Unknown Stanislaw Lem story (Spoilers)
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Socrates w Październik 19, 2004, 12:29:36 pm
he he he...
Cheers, socrates
Tytuł: Re: Unknown Stanislaw Lem story (Spoilers)
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Karel w Listopad 08, 2004, 07:55:15 am
Hej, Bender!

Sory for this late entry. In case you haven´t read Star Diaries yet: The story is The eleventh voyage

[In futurama it is 5th episode, Fear of a bot planet, (in Czech translated as a "RUR II"), name of the planet ruled by robots is Čapek 9.]
Tytuł: Re: Unknown Stanislaw Lem story (Spoilers)
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Terminus w Listopad 09, 2004, 08:30:43 pm
Oh J.Christ, say "Čapek 9" that sounds awasome!!!

I don't know if you're aware of the fact that we, I mean Poles, consider Czech language very, very funny. In fact, when reading this "Čapek 9" formula, I've laughed myself off a chair !

I think your country must be absolutely fantastic and full of happy people - speaking such a language gives you no choice !! :) :)

Greetings
Tytuł: Re: Unknown Stanislaw Lem story (Spoilers)
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Karel w Listopad 10, 2004, 08:56:29 am
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I don't know if you're aware of the fact that we, I mean Poles, consider Czech language very, very funny. In fact, when reading this "Čapek 9" formula, I've laughed myself off a chair !

Greetings


Heh, I can imagine it  ;) when I am listening to Polish, half of every sentence sounds dirty to me :D "what the hell is this ˇ mark ? In Polish, it will be "Czapek", I guess.
By the way, I expect you know whose is this name. 8)
Tytuł: Re: Unknown Stanislaw Lem story (Spoilers)
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Terminus w Listopad 11, 2004, 02:56:12 am
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Heh, I can imagine it  ;) when I am listening to Polish, half of every sentence sounds dirty to me :D


haha, that makes me proud :)
Tytuł: Re: Unknown Stanislaw Lem story (Spoilers)
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Terminus w Listopad 11, 2004, 03:23:47 am
Now I've checked futurama and now I understand Čapek is not that funny as I thought, because it really is polish Czapek (Chapek in english). I initally thought it is a polish "Ciapek". Polish "Ci" sounds like... i don't know, two first letters of "Ciao" in italian.
Besides "Ciapek" is a popular polish name for a dog or cat:) So you see...

And about the name: I didn't know, but after seeing you so proud about it I figured this has to be some famous Czech autor... So I checked and found Karel Čapek:)

It's good to have foreign friends:)

greetings
Tytuł: Re: Unknown Stanislaw Lem story (Spoilers)
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Karel w Listopad 11, 2004, 05:46:57 pm
Just for completeness: Karel Čapek is well known mainly because he is author of a word "ROBOT" now used in every language.  (between 1920-1930, I think).
Origin is very simple - "robota" means "hard work" (I think it is the same in Polish, isn´t it?)
Tytuł: Re: Unknown Stanislaw Lem story (Spoilers)
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Terminus w Listopad 11, 2004, 08:41:54 pm
Yes it exactly is!
Tytuł: Re: Unknown Stanislaw Lem story (Spoilers)
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Terminus w Listopad 13, 2004, 03:17:56 pm
I've recently re-read 11th voyage/journey from Star Diaries. The similarity between this story and the plot of Futurama:Fear of a bot planet is obvioulsy astonishing. Never the less, there are some differences.
Happily, i should add :).

There is another epiosode fo Futurama, i don't remember the title, but it's about a planet ruled by women. Planet (or was it only a tribe...? ) is governed by a female-computer.  That's quite similar to Lem's Calculator... Considering the fact, that both of these computers are just fakes, it becomes even more similar :)