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The Pizzazz

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« on: 11-18-2005 02:41 »

Good news: for (what I think is) the first time, Futurama will finally appear on Australian network TV! The ad just came on while I was watching the Simpsons on Channel Ten (I live in Sydney). It only said 'Coming soon'; I attempted a search on Ten's website, but Futurama isn't there yet, so I guess it will be appearing way next week or two.

I'm so elated - finally, Futurama has a chance to become famous again! Maybe soon I'll be able to hear people quoting from and discussing the latest Futurama episode, instead of the Simpsons or *erk* Family Guy.   big grin
H. G. Blob

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« Reply #1 on: 11-18-2005 02:46 »

I just posted the same thing in "It's Got A TV". I shivered when I saw it.
The Pizzazz

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« Reply #2 on: 11-18-2005 02:58 »

Oh, I though someone would have posted it before me. Nothing gets through the PEELified net, nothing  wink

When I saw Farnsworth appear on the screen, I thought it might be an ad for Monster Robot Maniac Fun. But this is, of course, infinitely better  big grin
H. G. Blob

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« Reply #3 on: 11-18-2005 03:00 »

But of coarse.
Quolnok

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« Reply #4 on: 11-18-2005 03:10 »

It started on Seven in early 2000, had a large break, then they showed all but the last two at around midnight in 2003.

..of course Fox 8 treated it well.
BigDave

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« Reply #5 on: 11-18-2005 05:18 »

OMG

do you live under a rock?

it showed in Australia on Regular Free-To-Air TV since 2000
hotrod zoidberg

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« Reply #6 on: 11-18-2005 06:02 »

aaiiiiiiiieeeeeeehhhh!!!!
in victoria i hope i missed the simpsons as i was watching little britain DVD i just go
good i think i wonder if it's due to the movie rumours or monster robot maniac fun collection or  because of the off season when there  will be no ratings
asimov

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« Reply #7 on: 11-18-2005 08:48 »

 
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Originally posted by BigDave:
OMG

do you live under a rock?

it showed in Australia on Regular Free-To-Air TV since 2000

it DID, but they stopped airing it long ago. hopefully it comes to perth
asimov

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« Reply #8 on: 11-18-2005 09:04 »
« Last Edit on: 11-18-2005 09:04 »

 http://entertainment.news.com.au/story/0,10221,17285252-10229,00.html


thankyou google news
RS 2thou

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« Reply #9 on: 11-18-2005 10:38 »
« Last Edit on: 11-18-2005 10:38 »

asimov next time use the button

I thought that crappy channel 7 had the rights to Futurama
hotrod zoidberg

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« Reply #10 on: 11-18-2005 17:10 »

^ i did to
well when it was on in like 2000 my dad said he liked it but now i got the dvd's he absolutly hates them
fryismyhero

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« Reply #11 on: 11-18-2005 17:37 »

Hooray!  Maybe they'll show more than the same 5 episodes that Fox8 has been showing repeatedly lately. 

(not that I'm complaining of course, but there's only so many times I can watch the Cryonic Woman before I get sick of it and decide to watch south park instead)
Professy

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« Reply #12 on: 11-18-2005 19:31 »

Yes i'm so happy, The Pizzazz
BigDave

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« Reply #13 on: 11-18-2005 22:18 »
« Last Edit on: 11-18-2005 22:18 »

That is good news that its playing on TEN finally, they can play it in order instead of series 1 2 4 3 half of 5 then can it. then play re-runs, then can it again. fucking channel 7 fuck everything up, now TEN just has to buy stargate and I'll be happy.

Of course I have had the entire Futurama series in DivX format since it came out, and now I have the DVD's anyway so being on TV isn't really a biggy for me
H. G. Blob

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« Reply #14 on: 11-18-2005 22:24 »
« Last Edit on: 11-18-2005 22:24 »

Good choice of words, BigDave: "bleep channel 7 bleep"
WhiteLines

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« Reply #15 on: 11-18-2005 23:02 »

ack, just when i decide to buy them, they come back to t.v.  smile
hotrod zoidberg

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« Reply #16 on: 11-19-2005 04:11 »
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well can someone tell me what is on the ad as iv'e been on channel ten watch looking for the ad but on caught the last half second of it once
of course i own all the dvd's but it will be nice to talk to my friends about the episodes
 omg that articl called futurama a simpsons spin off that just sickens mr [headlessbody of agnoo]garrrrr yarr garrr[/headlessbody of agnoo]
Beamer

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« Reply #17 on: 11-19-2005 04:25 »

 
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Originally posted by fryismyhero:
Hooray!  Maybe they'll show more than the same 5 episodes that Fox8 has been showing repeatedly lately.

What the hell are you talking about? Fox 8 have all 72 episodes of Futurama on daily rotation in broadcast order... I've never seen them just repeat 5 episodes over and over again. You must just be coming across the same episodes when you tune in... unlucky. Then again, nothing to not be expected, given that 72 episodes really isn't enough for a daily rotation (though it's not as bad as The Comedy Channel having Family Guy on daily rotation with 48 episodes).

One thing about that article that pissed me off, though. They called Futurama a Simpsons spin-off. What the fuck? They're two seperate shows in two different universes. Just because it's by the same creator doesn't make it a spin-off. Fucking idiots.
Kingpomba
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« Reply #18 on: 11-19-2005 09:52 »

Man a freind told me about this ( i just got him into futurama) and i thought he was lieing but now i know it's true.
just waiting till see how often ( every day , every second day , weekends ect ) and what time slot.
any idea at all about the time slot and how often??
RS 2thou

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« Reply #19 on: 11-19-2005 11:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
One thing about that article that pissed me off, though. They called Futurama a Simpsons spin-off. What the fuck? They're two seperate shows in two different universes. Just because it's by the same creator doesn't make it a spin-off. Fucking idiots.

Because they only know Simpsons and dont know Futurama so will think any Greoning cartoon is going to a spin off to Simpsons because the Simpsons have gone past being overrated and whored out in every aspect I can think off.

My only grip on reality is with my collection of singing patatoes
asimov

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« Reply #20 on: 11-19-2005 20:16 »

just saw the ad for futurama on last night,  looks like it is gonna be played right after the simpsons, hopefully at 6 every weeknight!
hotrod zoidberg

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« Reply #21 on: 11-19-2005 20:24 »

yeah hopefully instead of neighbours

whats in the ad dingus's
DeltaWave

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« Reply #22 on: 11-19-2005 22:39 »

They'll probably do what they did when Futurama came on in the beginning, play it at prime time for a few episodes, then shove it back to 11:30 after re-runs of Australian Idol or something... then no one will watch it.... :'(
Kingpomba
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« Reply #23 on: 11-20-2005 01:55 »

even though i have them all on dvd i don't watch them often now but now i can watch it every night.
The rest of the country who did'ent buy dvd's can enjoy watching this wonderful show.
Some extra dvds might be purchased too.
this is a sign futurama is not dead for ever
hotrod zoidberg

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« Reply #24 on: 11-20-2005 02:15 »

well i think tyey will go good on ten if they're promoted properly i mean that was the shows down fall
Beamer

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« Reply #25 on: 11-20-2005 02:35 »

Wouldn't they have to play it at 7:00pm or later? If they play it before then on weekdays, they'd have to censor it down to a G rating.
H. G. Blob

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« Reply #26 on: 11-20-2005 04:11 »

I dont think they would. There are a few episodes of the Simpsons where the word "bitch" came in, and that was at 6pm.
Beamer

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« Reply #27 on: 11-20-2005 04:40 »

They still censor the 6pm Simpsons down a lot. When I watch the episodes on DVD/Foxtel, I'm constantly finding scenes or lines that were cut from the 6pm version - usually the more sexually explicit jokes.

I really don't think they can (or should) cut enough episodes down to a G rating, they'd be better off putting it on at 7:00pm where they can get away with a PG rating... assuming it'll have a daily slot, of course. I heard somewhere it might just be on Wednesdays and Fridays, meaning it'd probably have a 7:30pm timeslot.
H. G. Blob

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« Reply #28 on: 11-20-2005 04:51 »

I remember a line where grandpa simpsone said: "Are you talking about sex? I had sex." And one time, I remember, i went "Here comes a funny bit" but it got cut...those bastards.
Kingpomba
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« Reply #29 on: 11-20-2005 05:58 »

*gets tv guide* well if it was on at
6:30 it would replace neighbours
7:00 raymond

flicking through the guide i can't see any other spots it could fill
RS 2thou

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« Reply #30 on: 11-20-2005 06:29 »

whos care what show they will replacing ten just show repeats of show when they dont have reality TV
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #31 on: 11-20-2005 06:33 »

Neighbours isn't on during the non-ratings season, is it? If so, I'm tipping 6.30 Futurama after 6.00 Simpsons.

Otherwise, it may be on as Beamer said on Wednesdays and/or Fridays starting somwhere between 7 and 8.
hotrod zoidberg

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« Reply #32 on: 11-20-2005 18:41 »

well i think it willl go 6:00  simpsons 6:30 our beloved futurama
(or as my famiiy call it one eye)
7:00 some really bad cheesety ameican sitcom
(i beleive that last year we had according to jim and 8 simple rules and hope faith (eeeerrerrerr))
Beamer

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« Reply #33 on: 11-20-2005 23:59 »

All those crappy American sitcoms were on Channel 7. If Channel 10 don't put Futurama on at 7:00pm, that slot will either remain Raymond's, or might be used for more Simpsons or Seinfeld, since those are the only shows that have really been successful in that slot.

I'm hoping Futurama's not on at 6:30pm, that means a watered-down G-rated version.
hotrod zoidberg

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« Reply #34 on: 11-21-2005 04:31 »

i just saw the ad i geuss they'll be playing them in order then yeah the best linup would be 6:00 simpsons 6:30 seinfeld 7:00 futurama
asimov

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« Reply #35 on: 11-21-2005 05:02 »

hopefully it knocks nack neighbours, taking down home and away and all the other stupid soap's with it. but im guessing itll be after 7, maybe during raymonds current timeslot, or itll tak over aussie idols old one?
Nattles

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« Reply #36 on: 11-22-2005 04:40 »

 http://www.ten.com.au/main_idx.aspx?section=tenShows
That says that Futurama will be starting on the 30th of November at 8pm. Its about time too cus even though channel 7 had the rights for Futurama, they never played it, and even when they did it was at like, 11pm which was kinda late for me :S
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #37 on: 11-22-2005 04:45 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
I'm hoping Futurama's not on at 6:30pm, that means a watered-down G-rated version.

You're probably right, but I reckon Futurama's best  chance of popularity here will come if it's shown directly after The Simpsons... 8:30 Tuesdays or something would be nice, but probably too much to ask for.
Nattles

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« Reply #38 on: 11-22-2005 04:48 »

Aren't most episodes of Futurama rated about PG? Cus I mean there are a few jokes in there that wouldnt be understood by the younger crowd.
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #39 on: 11-22-2005 04:53 »

All the DVD box sets are rated PG I think- there's really not too much 'offensive' stuff in there, but the G-rated timeslots can be very restrictive unfortunately.
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