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PEE Poll: What more would you want out of Futurama?
More action?   -0 (0%)
 More Romance?   -4 (7.8%)
More Character Development?   -9 (17.6%)
More Sexyness   -3 (5.9%)
More comedy?   -23 (45.1%)
More Drama?(Tear Jerkers)   -8 (15.7%)
Other?   -4 (7.8%)
Total Voters: 51

ShortRoundMcfly

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« on: 08-15-2004 02:15 »

If they made another season of futurama, or I guess the trilogy, what do you think it should contain more of?

I think it should have a lot more character development. A lot of the Psuedo Main characters have almost no back story. Seeing something like Farnsworth's colledge days, or Hermes heyday as an olympic athelete, and espically something about Zapp Branigahn.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #1 on: 08-15-2004 02:33 »

I'm a good ol fashioned Shipper so I gotta go with more Tearjerkers. If there was more "Sting" and "Jurassic Bark" type episodes in a new season, I'd die a happy man.

DrJohnZ

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« Reply #2 on: 08-15-2004 02:45 »

The tear jerkers are the best ones... they get the highest ratings.
plus Im shippy  smile
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #3 on: 08-15-2004 03:04 »

Amy and Leela should have touched each other more often. But on a less serious note...I said this somewhere else before. The Professor has made claims of sending several crews to his death. What would be interesting to me is a show through the Professor's eyes where he has various crews that die and in different episodes/seasons, he has different crews. I think that's how life works. It's an idea I would have liked to see.
DogDoo8

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« Reply #4 on: 08-15-2004 03:15 »

In the words of Bender.

"Lets face it comedy's a dead artform. Now tragedy thats funny."

not sure if thats how it goes. But you get the point.

IT'S ALL FUNNY.  laff   cry   laff   cry

DotheBartman

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« Reply #5 on: 08-15-2004 03:16 »

I think the biggest thing would be backstories...I don't really care about about the backstories of Farnsworth, Amy, etc (of course if they could explore them in fresh and funny ways, then by all means its still a good idea), but I felt that our principle characters-Fry, Leela, and Bender-needed to be more fleshed out in that sense.  Bender not so much, but with Fry especcially I think his backstory is fairly important for obvious reasons, plus the episodes they did on it were some of the best.  And for Leela some more understanding of her past as well would have been nice.

Other then that, I'd just want the show to stay the course...anything it could do to better itself is great of course, but there wasn't anything "wrong" (aside from rare quality inconsistancies through its run) that the show was doing toward the end.  If it stayed at 3/4 quality that would be fine with me.

For the movie something involving the backstory would actually in fact probably work really well....we'd all want the "she must be the other" comment explained anyway, and more backstory exposition (perhaps of both Fry and Leela) would work well in that regard.  Goddamnit, I want a movie more now....
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #6 on: 08-15-2004 03:22 »

I'm fairly positive there will be a movie. They seem to have the will to do a movie, according to Matt.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #7 on: 08-15-2004 05:23 »
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I say, keep it as funny as inhumanly possible. Team awesome should feel free to do all sorts of stories, as long as they keep the funny levels high. Which isn't to say I want humour at the expense of plot/chracters/emotion, I just want lots of it. Go funny.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #8 on: 08-15-2004 05:28 »

I agree, more comedy. I love the rapid-fire jokes of Season 2, which by Season 4 become more forced and patchy. I wouldnt really want more backstories. They're my least fave kind of ep, I don't enjoy them as much...
Beamer

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« Reply #9 on: 08-15-2004 06:03 »

Futurama is a comedy at heart, so I'd love more humour. Some jokes in Sesaon 4 just seemed so... forced.
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #10 on: 08-15-2004 06:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
Futurama is a comedy at heart, so I'd love more humour. Some jokes in Sesaon 4 just seemed so... forced.

Yep, that pretty much sums it up for me.
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #11 on: 08-15-2004 12:45 »

I think the humor is sufficient.

No episode can be completly comedy oriented.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #12 on: 08-15-2004 13:17 »

I'm gonna agree with Slack, Otis and Beamer. Season 2 holds some classic comedy with episodes crammed full of top draw stuff. Compare them with Season 4, where the quality in gags is somewhat diminished. And it's not that I disprove of episodes with character development, romance and tearjerking qualities (I enjoyed Jurrasic Bark personally), but I'd hate to think these elements were snuck into later seasons in place of the good gag writing. So my vote goes to More Comedy.
VoVat

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« Reply #13 on: 08-15-2004 13:48 »

More fleshing out of background characters might be nice.  Some more exploration of the time between 2000 and 3000 could be fun as well.

Definitely more jokes, too, though.
Hedonism Bot

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« Reply #14 on: 08-15-2004 16:16 »

Well, comedy is always going to be essential, but I'd like to see some more of the characters' back stories.
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #15 on: 08-15-2004 18:24 »

I think the tear jerkyness is what makes Futurama Unique. There are cartoons funnier then futurama, but the drama and other factors is what makes it unique. Other-wise they should just go ahead and call it the simpsons in space.
paranoir87

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« Reply #16 on: 08-15-2004 18:48 »

The Simpsons had tear-jerker moments too...

I think Futurama needs more dry humour. Much more...
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #17 on: 08-15-2004 19:21 »

Isn't dry humor things that don't make you laugh?
Kryten

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« Reply #18 on: 08-15-2004 21:33 »

More nitro-burning funny cars! Vroom vroom!
Whoopwhoopwhoop

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« Reply #19 on: 08-15-2004 23:03 »

They needed more rips on Fox... The Simpsons rips on Fox alot more...
paranoir87

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« Reply #20 on: 08-16-2004 05:16 »

 
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Originally posted by ShortRoundMcfly:
Isn't dry humor things that don't make you laugh?

Nu uh... dry humour is subtle, quite often sarcastic and can be very funny...
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #21 on: 08-16-2004 12:03 »

More subtle humour wouldn't go amiss, indeed. You get the feeling ocassionally that DXC and co are desperate for every single person to get the joke on first viewing - if you listen to the commentary for Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV, when DXC explains about the Fathers Against Rude Television joke, you'll get what I mean.
paranoir87

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« Reply #22 on: 08-16-2004 13:55 »

Oh yeah, that really annoyed me. I got it the first time they even said Fathers Against Rude Television.

Mind you, that was one of the few times a joke has really been spelled out. I just think dry and subtle humour has the ability to make me laugh a whole lot harder.
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #23 on: 08-16-2004 16:41 »

Dry humor always makes me feel weird when I watch futurama with a younger brother or friend. I always laugh at something they didn't catch, and I have to explain it to them, and they still can't understand the quality of the joke.
DDie

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« Reply #24 on: 08-16-2004 16:58 »

I'd love to see more of these character specific jokes:

Bender's cynisism, nastiness
Zapp's 'sexy' selfish comments
Zoidberg's hopeless efforts to get attention
Professee's intolerance
and maybe a little more Morbo!
Jicannon

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« Reply #25 on: 08-16-2004 17:25 »

more Morbo would definately be good  smile

The tearjerker episodes were never my favorites...although they were good episodes, I prefered the straight out funny ones better.
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #26 on: 08-16-2004 17:37 »

I prefer the funnier episodes, and I would like to see more of those. Some backstory on other characters, like how Zapp got to his position, Morbo and Linda, Hermes' limboing, and the professor and mom's past would be appreciated too. But overall, what got me into Futurama is the funny, so I'll go with that.
ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #27 on: 08-16-2004 17:55 »

I love Futurama just the way it is, but if anything, I'd have to go with more comedy. Comedy is such a wonderful thing, more of it can only be a good thing  smile
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #28 on: 08-17-2004 21:59 »

Bump*
Evil Abe

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« Reply #29 on: 08-18-2004 00:34 »

I, of course would like comdey, but it would be nice to her the back story of the characters.  Amy for example we don't know much about her, except from second hand sources.  She hasn't even had one flash back.  Also they need to resolve that whole 'Other' thing with Leela. 
Beamer

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« Reply #30 on: 08-18-2004 00:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Evil Abe:
Amy for example we don't know much about her, except from second hand sources.  She hasn't even had one flash back.


True, although we did get to learn a little bit about her childhood in Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles.
Jicannon

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« Reply #31 on: 08-18-2004 00:50 »

 
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Originally posted by ShortRoundMcfly:
Bump*

[Hermes]Please don't do dat[/Rastafarian]...unless you have something to actually say. Especially for a 1-day bump.  smile

Zapp's backstory would be great...I'd like to see him fight the Killbots  smile
Evil Abe

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« Reply #32 on: 08-19-2004 00:19 »

I would be kind of cool to see the back story of Zapp just to see his dad and William Shatner would be the perfect guy to do it.  I don't know how much this would add to the story but it would be awesome. 
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #33 on: 08-21-2004 00:04 »

Zapp, a descendant of Shatner? I could see that happening. Cool ideas all around.

Sorry about that bump, BTW.
Whoopwhoopwhoop

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« Reply #34 on: 08-21-2004 01:31 »

I dont know, Shatner didnt catch me as quite a cassanova, he just talked funny, and Zapp says funny things when he talks... lol dont worry about bumps...
VoVat

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« Reply #35 on: 08-21-2004 11:19 »

I thought the suggestion was just that Shatner would PLAY Zapp's father, in the same manner that Jerry Lewis played Professor Frink's father in last year's Simpsons Halloween Special.
victor2000
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« Reply #36 on: 08-21-2004 12:44 »

I must agree with the majority and say more comedy.
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #37 on: 08-21-2004 14:12 »

So people really think it wasn't funny enough before?
Astral Runner

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« Reply #38 on: 08-21-2004 15:27 »

What if the last season was made like a mini-series? Continious plot with a conclusive ending. As in, ending to the series. Period.

Then maybe stuff could happen like, Leela dying at the end for all the best reasons with a smirk on her face and both middle fingers extended, possibly while taking out the whole of Persious Omnicron 8 with her. Or, maybe everyone lives happily ever-after. Whatever. I'm sure if they closed things up mini-series style they'd probably do a good job.
TheFryMan

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« Reply #39 on: 08-21-2004 20:16 »

 
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Originally posted by ShortRoundMcfly:
If they made another season of futurama, or I guess the trilogy, what do you think it should contain more of?

I think it should have a lot more character development. A lot of the Psuedo Main characters have almost no back story. Seeing something like Farnsworth's colledge days, or Hermes heyday as an olympic athelete, and espically something about Zapp Branigahn.

What Are You Talking About "Or I Guess The Trilogy" ??????
  confused
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