Apr 2, 2015

B is for Bob

It's A-to-Z Challenge time! And the theme this year is science fictional planets. If you have no idea what the challenge is, click the banner to the right. 

Bob is actually the nickname of New Earth. The rest of the characters in Titan: AE didn't approve of a planet named Bob. But Cale had such a pull the official designation of the planet by the end was New Earth (Planet Bob).


This planet always stuck with me because of Bob. As a kid, I found it the most hilarious name for a planet to the point where I forced a few of my friends to watch this with me before we had to return it. You know, when Blockbuster was still a thing.

Strange thing is, I really can't remember anything else about the movie other than it was an animated SF adventure. But hey, IMDb tells me it had a pretty cool voice cast: Matt Damon and Drew Barrymore.

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  1. Bob is a great name for a planet. I too have seen Titan AE although I did not remember this bit and I have no excuse for I have the DVD somewhere :)
    Tasha
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    1. It's okay, we make a match remembering different things.

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  2. Bob is a great name for a planet. And when it's naughty, like having a random tsunami or earthquake, people can refer to it as Robert, so it knows it did a bad thing :-)

    Annalisa at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

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    1. I totally want to do this with Earth now, but I don't know what her 'full name' would be. Terra? Gaia? Miss Terra Nova?

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  3. Seriously, are you blogging about Titan AE? I am so excited!! When they name the planet Bob at the end - I die laughing every time. Awesome post.

    Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy
    http://pensuasion.blogspot.com

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    1. I am surprised at how many people know this movie. I always thought it was obscure.

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  4. I loved that movie. It never got the recognition it deserved. I think I have it on DVD or blu ray. Bob is a great name for a planet too.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
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    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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    1. It's one I should go back and rewatch.

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  5. It was a very much underrated movie. I loved it :) And yes, I do remember Bob :)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
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  6. Never got to finish that movie but let's just say naming the planet Bob wasn't my cup of tea.
    "Haneen/I Will Never Give you Up (479)"

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    1. I would never do it personally, but my own planet I'll talk about later I probably don't have a better reason.

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    2. Planet Bob - I like it too. Thanks for stopping by at News From Nowhere, Gwen!

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  7. I haven't seen the movie but your posts inspire me to do so! You have a very interesting theme...Happy AtoZ!!

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