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3rd Mar, 2021 02:42:22 PM

They actually shoot them in the leg or they like, attach a cable to their leg?

I think it could be Futurama. I feel like I remember that happening.

But you also have something similar in The Martian.

3rd Mar, 2021 03:02:27 PM

They shot them in the leg, then reeled them in. It was a desperation move. I think the person who got shot may have pulled the harpoon out and then held onto it while they got pulled in.

There is a Futurama episode about whaling, Mobius Dick. I watched that and while there are harpoons in it, the scene I'm thinking of did not occur. A decent guess though. It's not the Martian, as I have not seen that.

3rd Mar, 2021 04:30:55 PM

Yeah only reason i said the martian is because i didn't know if you meant literally shot in the leg.

Do you think it was something LIKE Futurama?

3rd Mar, 2021 05:54:56 PM

Honestly, I briefly thought it was from an episode of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!, but I watched the one episode where they go into space, and that's not it. I don't think it was played for laughs. I also can't discount the notion that it was in a live action series or movie.

Edited by WillKeaton
7th Mar, 2021 02:16:27 PM

I found it. It was from the Red Dwarf episode "Ouroboros." Even found the clip online. Though it was a crossbow bolt and a rope instead of a harpoon. It was similar in tone to Futurama after all, both kind of serious and kind of for laughs.


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