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Wonders of the Universe - Episode 1 (Pilot) - "Human/Cyborg Relations"

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Welcome aboard the flagship of the White Dwarf Line: The Wonders of the Universe! We hope you enjoy your stay!

In the pilot/introductory episode of our new series, we're introduced to life aboard "The Wonders the Universe," a galactic-class cruise ship with alien passengers and crew... but where the humans are forced to do the dirty work. It's Quintin Quasar's first day on the job, and already he feels out of place as the ship's computer helps him get adjusted.

We're very excited to not only to give you the first episode of this new series, but to continue to develop and expand this universe with short to middle sized cartoons. And we'll do our best to make sure that's not an empty promise!

Enjoy the pilot episode!

-Toonwerks

Animation by Mark - th1rt3en.newgrounds.com
Backgrounds by Casey - xiphon.newgrounds.com
Character Art by Joey - legendaryfrog.newgrounds.com
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:iconparadoxigent:
:bulletblue:Let me say this. You and the rest have brought a rather interesting idea to the table. It opens up so many themes that could come to play, which gives me the feeling that not only could the series be comical, but it could also be dramatic, and many other themes that could be explored. There is so much potential to it that I feel you already know what you'll be doing with the next episode, and the episode after that, and then the next episode, etc.


:bulletblue:With this being original, it is rather hard to keep it from resembling other stories, especially in the sci-fi genre. Thankfully, I haven't heard of any ideas like this.


:bulletblue:The character design and their personalities are great for the humans, but maybe a little cliche for my liking. I do think though that the aliens could use some work or some slight adjustments. While it is nice to have a pop-cultural reference here and there, it should not be overused. If further alien races are to be shown in further episodes, I will truly be excited, as not only due the different races could add more situations, but could also reflect the attitude that the many races have to the humans.
The robot assistant though, is a great character in both voice acting and design.

:bulletblue:The animation and rendering is just spot on. Backgrounds are very inspiring and theatrical, as well as the voice acting, and the film cutting work as well. It is exactly where it needs to be and should not be changed too often.


:bulletblue:While the pilot for Wonders of the Universe was a bit short for my taste, it explains precisely what kind of a show it will be, and it does not disappoint. There is creativity just waiting to bloom, and I am looking forward to it.


-Paradoxigent
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One thing that bothered me was I found it took too long to build up a joke and just as long to deliver the punch line. There was just too much dead space in between jokes. It just didn't feel like there was enough flow and momentum.

I am comparing this to the older Legendary Frog stuff which felt like the story and jokes progressed smoother and pulled me in more.

The animation was great of course. Especially with the lens on the metal ball. Really groovy!

Backgrounds were equally great! Well done.

I look forward to the next one.
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Director1265 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
I am quite impressed by this. The animation was decent, the story idea sounds like it has the potential to become something incredible and elaborate, the music is epic, and overall I feel like it has some potential to be a great series. I loved the computer module, mainly because it was hilariously-annoying and sounded like it had Tourettes. I also liked how you referenced the infamous White Star Line, which just tells me this voyage is just asking for trouble (and comedy).

PLEASE MAKE MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!
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NeuStrasbourg Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
a true masterpiece! Let me print out an emotion of *slight disapproval*... did I get that right?
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mllebienvenu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Man, I love the White Star Line ref. XD
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MilesDaFoo616 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Wait a minuit... How can anyone be 55% water?
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Queen--Of--Hearts Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Was I the only one that pictured LF's Alfred Ashford narrating the whole thing? I couldn't help but giggle and imagine the, "mmMMMM~Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!" after a few sentences. ;) Well done, Joey.
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7DStudios Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is going to be fantastic, I just know it. I can tell you guys put a ton of thought into this, great job!
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trs Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011   Digital Artist
Very cool animation. That last "You appear to be sleeping" comment really cracked me up :P
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joshanne Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
:clap: This is a Win! Can't wait for more!
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Valanthos Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Very Funny. Keep it going. :D I'm definitely going to keep watching :D <3
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MistressOfKashyyyk Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
GOLD!
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Chaosbrazer Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Is it just me, or does the computer in the easter egg sound like a Dalek? XD :icondalekplz:
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SomaX Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
"That human is strange! It did not compliment you on your ovaries!"
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karst45 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
You appear to be sleeping!

i love that STFU-9000 robot. really want a army of those!
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SweetnessDude Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
hahaha, i think its funny, but the characters are slightly predictable.... but nonetheless i can't wait for the next episode!
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ksleet Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Okay, that was lots of fun. I will definitely be watching the future episodes!
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johnnywhoa Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I don't think I'll ever stop loving your animations, great work as always!

Loved the astronaut easter egg scene, too!
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raptix1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
My MONEY. TAKE IT.
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raptix1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
AWESOME.
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MasqueNoMercy Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
the human character voices are a little low at the beginning
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COlimar788 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks like a great series. :D The quality is amazing. It's like something that could be on television! Great job!
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Azurada Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
The STFU 9000? ._.
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Autocons Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
I liked the humour!
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elrik117 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
HAHAHAHA
STUF-9000 "you apear to be sleeping" hahahahaha
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KeybladeKnight99 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student Writer
VERY FUNNY! MOAR PLEASE!
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KittyPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice pilot! Can't wait to see more episodes.
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Zarkovagis9 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
i eagerly await the next one :D
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Fidelis-Raor Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
I love that the robot is STFU 9000. He's definitely got that HAL on crack quality to him.
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Yoshimi-Ayumata Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That was AH!-mazing! Grats! I look forward to many more episodes!
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AxelHonoo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap....:omg:

This...this...is AMAZING!

I would watch this all the time of it were a cartoon on the TV. I love the characters and the animation is so beautifully done. Well done Frog! :clap:
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MilesDaFoo616 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Lol! I am interested in what else this will come out with
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kmschnellert Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
"You appear to be sleepong" AHHH!

lol
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kmschnellert Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
*sleeping*
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SetoSora Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very much enjoyed! Do want more!

That was actually really good. I can't wait for the next bit. I missed it, did the silly green-eyed computer have a name? And why does he get to deal with the humans?
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LilPandachan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
I want more!
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McDance Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
looks great, can I place an order for 600 episodes?
also ending was funny as heck
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citrikacid Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Writer
you never disappoint dude, and the robot was right, he should have complimented her on her ovaries
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Mithar Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
awesome work as always
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Mangamad Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Grud! That computer...thing...kind of reminds me of GLadOS. O_O;;;....but with a bit of Weatley.

Can't wait to see more of this, LF. ^^b
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jpfan1989 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it reminds me of the computer from Flight of the Navigator
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raptix1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
MY GOD. ITS TRUE.
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Whimsy-Floof Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was absolutely awesome! =D
I can't wait to see more. ^_^
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HeartlessInu Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was awesome for a pilot episode. I was laughing for a good three minutes at that last line.
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Aveilthe Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outstanding! This was both entertaining and intriguing to watch. I do look forward to watching more! :)
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