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JDB

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« on: 04-01-2005 23:25 »

I went on the No Homers Club and saw this:
Futurama Resurrected on the Third Year (Saturday, April 2, 2005)

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) In 2003, the popular cult animated-comedy Futurama was cancelled due to poor ratings. However, after the cancellation many fans cried foul, claiming that Futurama wasn't given a fair shot due to its poor timeslot and constant preemptions.

Despite virtually no mention from FOX or any of its subsidiaries that Futurama could be revived, David X. Cohen (executive producer) made a press release earlier this evening that he and Matt Groening (executive producer) had been commissioned to produce 13 new episodes, which could air as early as January 2006.

"They've put an order for 13 new scripts, 6 of which are complete. I'm just overwhelmed right now. It literally happened over night. Matt and I had been discussing the possibility of a return and ways to convince FOX, but before we could even make a move one of the executives called Matt up and said, 'So how about 13 more episodes of Futurama?' Just like that."

According to an AP insider at FOX, tentative script titles include "Space Pilot 3001", "Married...With Mutants", "Black Hole Inc.", and "Amy the Brannigan".

Futurama sold average in the DVD department, although unlike most TV-to-DVD titles, it has sold a steady amount of each set over time. Cohen comments:

"Well we didn't sell 10 million copies, but we've sold a steady amount over time, which I think is what caught FOX's eye. We have a dedicated fanbase, and I'm very thankful for that."

According to Cohen, the rest of the Futurama crew is ecstatic.

"Billy [West], Kate [Segal], and John [DiMaggio] have all signed on. I called Kate up the other day and said, 'Guess what's coming back', and she just screamed right into the phone before I even finished."

We also got a chance to discuss Futurama's past with Cohen.

"My favorite episode would have to be 'A Taste of Freedom'. Just such a hilarious episode, and with a nice, straight-forward message. Also it features my favorite character - Zoidberg."

Dr. John Zoidberg is a favorite among the most dedicated fans, mostly due to his quirky nature and innocence.

"Let's just hope FOX can choose one time spot for Futurama this time around, and stick with it."


Is this true? Or is it just an April fools joke? (It's a bit late if it is)
Procyon

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« Reply #1 on: 04-01-2005 23:34 »

I honestly don't know. The optismistic side of me wants to get up, dance, and scream 'Huzzah!' on the top of my lungs. The other, more pessimistic side wants to go "What a cruel April Fool's Joke!"

I guess only time will tell. And a little research.
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« Reply #2 on: 04-01-2005 23:36 »

 
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And a little research.

Well I'm not doing it  tongue
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« Reply #3 on: 04-01-2005 23:39 »

Oh...your...god! This has to be true! I mean "Space Pilot 3001", "Married...With Mutants", "Black Hole Inc.", and "Amy the Brannigan", those sound like either real things or they are just using word play on things in episodes (Ex. Space Pilot 3000, A Bicyclops Built for Two, Brannigan, Begin Again), but if this is real, we are all happy. I literally cried when I read this!
winna

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« Reply #4 on: 04-01-2005 23:53 »

This is totally real.  I knew everything would be eventually... we just had to wait... and we did and now it's coming back...

*high fives everyone*
chay´s head

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« Reply #5 on: 04-01-2005 23:54 »
« Last Edit on: 04-01-2005 23:54 »

*keeps hand down, and shakes head*  no no
M0le

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« Reply #6 on: 04-01-2005 23:57 »

It's an April Fools joke, JBD. Sorry to disappoint you.
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« Reply #7 on: 04-01-2005 23:58 »

How do you know? And where was this?
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« Reply #8 on: 04-02-2005 00:04 »
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And a little research.

Well I'm not doing it     tongue

Me neither. Since none of us are really sure, and i_c_weiner really believes it isn't, I propose he does it. All in favor?  tongue
JDB

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« Reply #9 on: 04-02-2005 00:04 »

 
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Originally posted by M0le:
It's an April Fools joke, JBD. Sorry to disappoint you.


It is? Oh, Damn it! I was getting really excited! But how do you know for sure?
Also, you spelt my name wrong
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #10 on: 04-02-2005 00:05 »

I already am.
winna

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« Reply #11 on: 04-02-2005 00:06 »

It isn't an april fool's joke guys... it's real.  For real... the people I'm talking to are looking into confirmation on this stuff... anyways... nothing is in stone yet, just wait a little bit before we get a big report on this thing... I'm sure cgef will have something within the month.
JDB

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« Reply #12 on: 04-02-2005 00:11 »

At least two people believe this with me. It can't be fake... it's excellent news!!  Pleaseberealpleaseberealpleas ebereal...
Procyon

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« Reply #13 on: 04-02-2005 00:20 »

I'm neutral. That way if my hopes are dashed, there would never be any hopes to begin with.

Secretly though, there are hopes. Lots of hopes. I must fight the hope! But yeah, I want it to be real so bad, but such things have happened before. Hoaxes.
JDB

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« Reply #14 on: 04-02-2005 00:24 »

There's only one way to settle this..... E-mail David X. Cohen!! Who's willing to do that? Anyone?
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #15 on: 04-02-2005 00:26 »
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I will do it. Others may try also. I have the RWTEW Commentary E-mail address. Not sure if that's the real email address, though.
JDB

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« Reply #16 on: 04-02-2005 00:33 »

Cool. I C Weiner, Post back if you get a reply.
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« Reply #17 on: 04-02-2005 00:34 »

4/1/2005
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« Reply #18 on: 04-02-2005 00:36 »
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i'll get my hopes up first to have them dashed (maybe?) later... huzzah! *shins break*

i had my account disabled in the no homer's club because i was inactive, such crap!   puke   up yours
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #19 on: 04-02-2005 00:38 »
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Where's the No Homer's Club site? I would like to search that site also. I searched Jeeves, Google, and [as]Message Boards. Nothing of to report from those places.
M0le

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« Reply #20 on: 04-02-2005 00:39 »
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It is? Oh, Damn it! I was getting really excited! But how do you know for sure?
1. The 2nd of April. It doesn't get any more obvious than that.
If you really think there needs to be any more:
2. 'A Taste Of Freedom' isn't his favourite episode, as far as I can tell. I'm fairly sure his favourite is 'Why Must I Be A Crustacean In Love'. I don't think he's even said anything like that. (I haven't listened to the commentaries or looked up Futurama news in a while, so I could be wrong)
3. The way the DXC quotes were written, it doesn't really sound like him.

EDIT: Oh, and sorry about your name.
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« Reply #21 on: 04-02-2005 00:41 »

Yes, provide us with a link JDB. I looked on Zap2it.com (the site sited at the top) and all it had about Futurama was the fact it was cancelled and Season 3 DVD was coming out. I'm starting to lean towards hoax.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #22 on: 04-02-2005 00:44 »
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It is? Oh, Damn it! I was getting really excited! But how do you know for sure?
1. The 2nd of April. It doesn't get any more obvious than that.
If you really think there needs to be any more:
2. 'A Taste Of Freedom' isn't his favourite episode, as far as I can tell. I'm fairly sure his favourite is 'Why Must I Be A Crustacean In Love'. I don't think he's even said anything like that. (I haven't listened to the commentaries or looked up Futurama news in a while, so I could be wrong)
3. The way the DXC quotes were written, it doesn't really sound like him.


I have one flaw in your idea: Time Zones. 
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I went on the No Homers Club and saw this:
Futurama Resurrected on the Third Year (Saturday, April 2, 2005)
It could be April 2, 2005 where that was posted/where the story was posted. It does say Los Angeles later on, but the person could be writing this for a place where the date is the 2nd. And if it were a prank, why would they be so open with something like that? They would trick more people by putting April 1st instead of the 2nd.

But other than that, the hoax idea is seeming more real.
cujoe169
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« Reply #23 on: 04-02-2005 00:46 »

or maybe it was to be posted saturday april 2... w/e i'll keep my hope
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« Reply #24 on: 04-02-2005 00:51 »

Well, two ways I'll see we'll find out if it is real or hoax:
#1- One of the sites(perhaps CGEF)will tell us which it is.
#2- Adult Swim.

Englanders, Germans, and other European PEELers, watch Adult Swim tonight, and tell us if there is an update of any sort on Futurama.
winna

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« Reply #25 on: 04-02-2005 00:54 »

It won't happen tonight... confirmation won't happen for at least a few days..... at the very least...  I'm thinking closer to month before any sort of news release.
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« Reply #26 on: 04-02-2005 01:28 »

I'm definitely not getting my hopes up, at least not until we get verification. I remember that a year ago, someone at Suncoast told me that there were a bunch of episodes that were unfinished and that they would be released on DVD, so I know that pranks like this exist, cruel as they are.  frown It is awfully mean, playing with our emotions like this.

Of course, if the rumors turn out to be true, I'll be the happiest girl in the world!
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #27 on: 04-02-2005 01:29 »
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<groan>

C'mon, people. Show a little more sense, please.

Also, winna, don't encourage them. Meanie.
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #28 on: 04-02-2005 01:37 »

At first, I was happy, since the article looked legitimate. But the more I thought about it, the more I think it's a hoax. (Damn you to hell whoever you may be, who wrote this article, if it is indeed a hoax.)
As others have said, I am neutral. (With a sensible amount of hope, which is small.)
JDB

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« Reply #29 on: 04-02-2005 02:07 »

I don't know how to provide a link but just type in "No Homers Club" into Google and it's the second or third link down. It's "No Homers Club - Powered by V Bulleton" Or something like that. It's a Message Board.
JDB

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« Reply #30 on: 04-02-2005 02:26 »

Sorry for the double post but I went back to the No Homers Club. It was a fake. And the guy who posted it was Malachy, He was called a bastard, hated by everyone and to top it off, he got banned. But how could he do that?!?
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« Reply #31 on: 04-02-2005 02:29 »

Wasn't Malachy the same name of another person who posted a fake rumor about Futurama being renewed a year ago?  David X. Cohen went to CGEF to confirm that rumor was false as well.

I just knew it was too good to be true.  Hell, I just visited a KP website where someone tried to convince people that KP would be renewed this fall.  I didn't believe that rumor either and the show's director confirmed that rumor was false just as well.

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« Reply #32 on: 04-02-2005 02:51 »

 
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Kate [Segal]
Nobody else got annoyed over this detail? Katey Sagal. Lazy pranksters.
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« Reply #33 on: 04-02-2005 02:57 »

I'm not sure if Malachy was banned over that actually, as he's kind of hated for a number of reasons.  What ever it is that he did do I dunno, thought it might've been that.  That said, I know for a fact this a prank, so don't get your hopes up.  I'd have to admit its well written though, aside from a few things (no article like this wouldn't use episode titles, the titles themselves aren't interesting enough and are obvious copies, and the "Taste of Freedom" thing is just an obvious flub).
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« Reply #34 on: 04-02-2005 03:21 »
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Not to mention Chaty's head's post today on the Offtopic forum. When I read this post (the one above) I thought it was all because Chaty had to post this. So I'm not too optimistic about it.

 
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don't know how long it will work, its an april fools thing. Speaking of which, where is the trusty old "FUTURAMA IS BACK!!!" thread in General? and why hasn't anyone "died" yet?
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« Reply #35 on: 04-02-2005 04:55 »

let's just keep fingers crossed and wait
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« Reply #36 on: 04-02-2005 05:04 »

What i don't get is that Family Guy i heard was cancelled. But the Dvd sales are making lots of Money and since because of that Fox has put it back on Air

Why has'nt Fox done this with Futurama ????????
Andy1234

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« Reply #37 on: 04-02-2005 07:59 »

dunno, maybe they've got it in for futurama and want to see how far us fans will go to get it back on air.
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« Reply #38 on: 04-02-2005 10:32 »
« Last Edit on: 04-02-2005 10:32 »

Well, excuse my "French" in this post.

That Malachy is a fucking jerk. I got my fucking hopes up for this shit and I find out that that bitchy bastard posted a lame-ass post on fucking No Homers Club to get all of us fanboys/fangirls to jump on our fucking feet shouting out our joys. He should go to fucking hell and burn in shit.

Sorry about that. In other news, I haven't gotten a reply from DXC about the email I sent.

On another note, concerning the new DVD, the new release date is August 23, 2005 for the US. For more info, go to CGEF.
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« Reply #39 on: 04-02-2005 11:39 »
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I just can´t express how much I hate this kind of people. Oh well, back to normal.
But anyway, any news about possible virtual (fanfiction) seasons?
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