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« on: 01-01-2002 15:20 »

I love Futurama, who doesn't, but why doesn't England take it seriously?
America are currently on Season 4, England is currently on Season 2 Ep 15 (i think). There is no way we are on Season 3 yet! Channel 4, get your act together, take Futurama seriously, give it a FIXED time slot, give it regulary and keep up with America!!!
P.S. This is about normal T.V., not Sky, Cable, Digital, Satellite...
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #1 on: 01-01-2002 15:34 »

We already have many threads simular to this, but I agree with you. I gave up and got Sky digital so I'm fixed, well almost because there still is no date for season 4
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« Reply #2 on: 01-01-2002 15:37 »

The problem is that England is behind on everything, consoles, games, Malcom ITM, Simpsons and of course, Futurama! Why cant anyone spot a good program when it is smack bang infront of them!
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« Reply #3 on: 01-01-2002 15:41 »

Welcome to PEEL aslate, it does rather suck, some programmes seem to take longer to get here than others, some episodes of Babylon 5 were shown here before the US, other series are years behind  frown
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #4 on: 01-01-2002 15:46 »

Hey aslate, one thing that might upset you is that channel 4 probably won't show season 3 until March 2003, well thats what they said anyway. Even when they do it will be cut to shreds.
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« Reply #5 on: 01-01-2002 15:46 »

Thanks for the welcome, why are we so late though, i mean there is plenty of crap and plenty of repeats on that could be shifted. BBC2, if your listening, take out 1 Friday Simpsons slot, add 1 Friday Futurama slot!
Shadowstar

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« Reply #6 on: 01-01-2002 15:49 »

Man, that really does suck. I guess the only thing good about the U.K. is that you got the DVDs before us. And when you say 15th episode, do you mean to air or 2ACV15, "The Problem with Popplers"?

"Rosebud... Yes, Rosebud frozen peas. Full of country goodness and green pea-ness. ...wait, that's terrible. I quit! ...just a handful for the road. ...oh, what luck. There's a french fry stuck in my beard."
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aslate

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« Reply #7 on: 01-01-2002 15:55 »

Err, i'm just checking, i meant the one that was shown 15th, which is 2ACV10, "A Clone of my Own", i thought it was an end of Season cliff hanger, with the Prof.s clone as a new character or not, surely Channel 4 could have finished the season! Thats why BBC2 should do it, they have no Ads too!
Shadowstar

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« Reply #8 on: 01-01-2002 15:59 »

Man that's harsh, be sure to give this to Channel 4...
  up yours   up yours   up yours

"Rosebud... Yes, Rosebud frozen peas. Full of country goodness and green pea-ness. ...wait, that's terrible. I quit! ...just a handful for the road. ...oh, what luck. There's a french fry stuck in my beard."
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Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #9 on: 01-01-2002 16:15 »
« Last Edit on: 01-01-2002 16:15 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
Err, i'm just checking, i meant the one that was shown 15th, which is 2ACV10, "A Clone of my Own", i thought it was an end of Season cliff hanger

Channel 4 showed up to "Bender gets made", I know this because I had standard TV until they decided not to show any more so I then got Sky. In fairness, Futurama got stopped on channel 4 on September 11th when "Problem with Popplers" and "Mothers Day" were due to air. Soon after that they were due to Show AOI 1 but didn't due to depictions of New York being smashed up.

Theres no excuse for them not to have shown them by now though.

aslate

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« Reply #10 on: 01-01-2002 16:21 »

Ok, i was a bit off, and i didn't really look at the T.V. guide to check if Futurama was meant to be on that day. I still think though that BBC2 should show Futurama from now on, No ads and they could easily get it to work, same length and style as the Simpsons, they should easily be able to do it!
AstroZombie

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« Reply #11 on: 01-01-2002 16:28 »
« Last Edit on: 01-01-2002 16:28 »

Just a small point but this applies to the whole of the UK as well, not just England, i.e. Northern Ireland, Wales AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, SCOTLAND, ya bass  mad

There now I got that off my manly scots chest I dont have to kill those people who think that every one from the UK is English.
  mad   mad
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« Reply #12 on: 01-01-2002 16:32 »

Yea, sorry, we are ALL screwed by Channel 4!
Shadowstar

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« Reply #13 on: 01-01-2002 16:34 »

Not by me, I'm in the USA! Hahaha... wait, I'm screwed by FOX! D'oh!

"Rosebud... Yes, Rosebud frozen peas. Full of country goodness and green pea-ness. ...wait, that's terrible. I quit! ...just a handful for the road. ...oh, what luck. There's a french fry stuck in my beard."
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I want to be a meandering busybody
AstroZombie

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« Reply #14 on: 01-01-2002 16:35 »

Hehe, noo problemo, dude  big grin
Shadowstar

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« Reply #15 on: 01-01-2002 16:37 »
« Last Edit on: 01-01-2002 16:37 »

Good-bye Lisa, I know you'll make me proud.
Good-bye Bart..... I like your sheets.

Just sayin' stuff that has nothing to do with the topic.
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« Reply #16 on: 01-01-2002 20:34 »

You think you got it bad, you should hear the Aussie Chix whine
Zed 85

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« Reply #17 on: 01-02-2002 03:45 »

BBC 2 should show Futurama - I also think though that they wouldn't cut it half as much as C4 do but then on the BBC if something like Snooker comes along you can kiss good bye to regular programing.  frown
What got me was when September 11 changed everything - they stopped showing two Futuramas depicting New New York and replaced them with one old Futurama depicting New New York and an episode of Friends where every second scenery shot featured the Twin Towers. Crazy.
But that meant that they showed The Series Has Landed which I hadn't seen before and the editors seem to let it get away with a hell of a lot more than they did for series 2 episodes.
I don't know...
wu_konguk

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« Reply #18 on: 01-02-2002 16:01 »

Lets face it the only way any of us especially us Brits are going to be happy is if these channels realised that although Futurama has not the same audiences as the Simpsons it is still a brillient show, far better than the new Simpsons which are just weird, they should give credit where credit is due.
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #19 on: 01-03-2002 00:23 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
You think you got it bad, you should hear the Aussie Chix whine

I take requests...
OK, at least UK TV is showing repeats. Australian TV (just the normal TV) Has only shown season one and two and haven't even repeated them!!!!  up yours mad

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aslate

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« Reply #20 on: 01-03-2002 13:44 »

 
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Originally posted by rach_the_tall:
OK, at least UK TV is showing repeats. Australian TV (just the normal TV) Has only shown season one and two and haven't even repeated them!!!!   up yours  mad


Well at least you have seen all of season 2, we Brits havent finished it and the repeats were only a few to fill an empty slot in the mornings that was on during half-term!
Kill All Humans

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« Reply #21 on: 01-03-2002 13:51 »

Yeah well I think that everybody in the whole world earn equally good rights when it comes to Futurama (although I live in Norway and have no reason to complain). I sympathies to you people. GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT!!!
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« Reply #22 on: 01-03-2002 14:16 »

welcome to PEEL, Kill All Humans! enjoy your stay!  smile
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #23 on: 01-03-2002 14:42 »
« Last Edit on: 01-03-2002 14:42 »

TV broadcasters are just stupid fools who don't have a clue.
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Zed 85

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« Reply #24 on: 01-03-2002 14:59 »

What was it a John Cleese character from Monty Python once said?
Something like...
"I did really want to be in the scheduling department but unfortunately there, I've got a degree, so..."

That was a snide comment at the bad treatment BBC were giving Monty Python at the time, put into a part of one of the "Spanish Inquisition" sketches.

Quite an appropriate quote right now!  tongue
Kill All Humans

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« Reply #25 on: 01-03-2002 15:09 »

Hehe nice point you're making, Zed :
wu_konguk

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« Reply #26 on: 01-06-2002 09:31 »

Hmm I've got it howse about we go down to Sky and replace all of them with monkeys I'm sure they would do a better job than the current staff.
Mitsui

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« Reply #27 on: 01-06-2002 12:46 »

About it going to BBC. It won't for a while. Ch4 seem to mock Futurama, because they bought the rights to season 3, but they are not going to show it for years. Why buy it?

I know someone started a thread like this before but we should all ring Ch4 and demand FUTURAMA. Only I don't have the number.
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« Reply #28 on: 01-06-2002 12:57 »

 
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I know someone started a thread like this before but we should all ring Ch4 and demand FUTURAMA. Only I don't have the number.


I agree and the way they shred an episode is unbeliveable.

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« Reply #29 on: 01-06-2002 13:00 »

Hey, the beginning episode of Season 13 were bad because Mike Scully was directing them. Now that Al Jean is the director, I'm sure if all of his episodes are as good or better than "She of Little Faith", it'll be a great season. But Futurama's two episode of Season 4 so far are great. Oh no, I've rambled off topic.
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« Reply #30 on: 01-06-2002 13:09 »

Indeed Shadowstar.

Anyway, when are Sky gonna wake up and show season 4?
wu_konguk

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« Reply #31 on: 01-07-2002 05:00 »

When hell freezes over or until they get bored with the new Trek series.
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