Where's the option to vote for "none at all"?
Seriously, The Powers That Be only cared about ratings, and to a lesser extent, sales of DVDs and other merchandise. I'm sorry, but I just don't believe that the Futurama internet community was big enough to make any difference. Remember our petition that was hand delivered to Fox? I know I do, but I doubt that The Powers That Be remember, if they ever even read it at all.
Don't get me wrong, I think that the internet has had a positive effect on those of us who are part of the online Futurama community, and on Futurama fandom in general. I just don't think that we had any influence over the fate of the show.
Originally posted by GFF:
Sure there was the bad influence in case of the P2P charing, but was it really that bad in the end? Sure it was a great loss of money, in case of the DVD selling rates, but I guess it also helped a lot to spread the word through out the world.
So, you're saying that it was a choice between a cancelled show that's known throughout the world, and a show that's still on, but no one outside of the US has heard of it? I know which one I'd choose, although those of you who live in not-America may feel differently.