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Rhodan

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« on: 04-21-2005 13:01 »

While I donīt remember specific details, I read one interview with DXC before McSeason 4. He talked about how they were trying to be careful with time travel story used in RTEW and about that they donīt want Futurama to be "hyper-surrel sci-fi show". I completaly understand that but on the other hand, I think big group of fans liked more bizzare style that popped in 4ACV. I mean episodes like "Kif gets knocked up a notch", "Where no fan has gone before", "Less than heroes", "Teenage mutant Leelaīs hurdles", "The Farnsworth parabox", etc.The series went much more to the adventure and "wackiness"(in positive sense IMO)while stories based simply on deliveries seemingly died out and simpson-likes with new job for some character would probably face the same fate in hypotetical 5ACV. So, while we would have still romance, satire and character background stories, I think that new era would be full of many sci-fi possibilities and more rely on "serious" continuity like nibbleonians. Question is if ou would like this face of Futurama. My answer wouldbe simply yes.   
Venus

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« Reply #1 on: 04-21-2005 13:08 »

I'm not entirely sure what you're asking. "wacky" to me means random and stupid like family guy and simpsons. I would hate for Futurama to become 'wacky' in that way.
Rhodan

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« Reply #2 on: 04-21-2005 13:23 »

Oh, so my bad. The word "bizzare" would probably suit the best.
futz
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« Reply #3 on: 04-21-2005 15:25 »

I think you want to know if viewers would like hypothetical new Futurama episodes to be about future possiblities that science considers possible. Not just the Simpsons in space suits. I'd vote yes. Even if our science turns out to be mumbo-jumbo to the likes of Farnsworth. Any poke at Sci-Fi is fine with me too. Sometimes I was dissapointed that the original episodes seemed not to use those themes as much as it could. It seemed to get bogged down in commentary about the 60's and 70's - who cares anymore already, sheesh.
cujoe169
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« Reply #4 on: 04-21-2005 18:20 »

WHATEVER... I'D BE HAPPY WITH ANY FUTURAMA!
Harry Sach

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« Reply #5 on: 04-21-2005 19:11 »

They could call it "The Wacky Adventures of Bender and Friends." As long as it was still Futurama, I'd watch.
Beamer

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« Reply #6 on: 04-21-2005 22:54 »

I wouldn't say they are necessarily wacky - most of the plots are very sci-fi based, and all of them are possible in the universe established in Futurama.

Still, the show HAS had its fair share of "wackiness" (I'm thinking episodes like The Deep South here, full of crazy jokes that really don't make sense, eg. Zoidberg's house burning down underwater), and I've been totally fine with this. Just as long as they're not too overplayed, I think wacky jokes will always have a small place in Futurama.  smile
DotheBartman

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« Reply #7 on: 04-22-2005 02:55 »

The show's always been pretty wacky....just, not in the same way as stuff like "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" or "Family Guy" that just cobbles together a bunch of random jokes, throws them in, and calls it a story.  Futurama was more clever with its humor, using it more to suprise the audience as opposed to confusing them.

One of the great things about season four (season three too, but more so four) though was that the stories started to get even more convulted (in a good way) and clever, making the show seem even more unique.  A lot of the earlier episodes I could sort of imagine some other shows taking on, but I have a hard time imagining "Where No Fan Has Gone Before", "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles", "The Farnsworth Parabox", etc working on any other show.  It made it even more evident what a special show this was.
RS 2thou

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« Reply #8 on: 04-22-2005 08:23 »

Futurama has its own wackiness, that makes it more of a unique show
Jicannon

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« Reply #9 on: 04-23-2005 03:08 »

Futurama wasn't wacky?
Btb

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« Reply #10 on: 04-23-2005 11:00 »

I think what he means is if the episodes that have more unusual storylines(Farnsworth Parabox, ect.) are better.  Personally I think you have to have a good mix.  Without some of those episodes where professor comes in with his "good news everyone" quote, you know whats going to happen next.  It gives the fans something to recognize the show by. 
Jicannon

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« Reply #11 on: 04-23-2005 16:21 »

I like wacky stuff over shippy episodes. I like Family Guy because it hardly ever has relationship moments. Just good ol' comedy.
T-Veronica

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« Reply #12 on: 04-25-2005 16:42 »

Tread lightly, lest the shippers attack.  wink Well, what I liked about Futurama is that some of its humor was kinda bizarre and random, but not in an unintelligent way. And there was also the great clever irony in there, too. But what really made Futurama stand out to me was the mature emotions and genuinely cool action sequences. Not to mention the killer animation, amazing voice acting--*rambles on for 45 minutes*--and you get the point. >_>

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