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Beamer

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« Reply #80 on: 12-07-2005 20:32 »

Of course they're going to go chronolocial order, it's just a quesion of whether it's production order or broadcast order. And for fuck sake, my "Perth is the asshole" line was a JOKE. I didn't expect people to take it seriously, let alone start debating over it. It was just a comment on how the eastern states always tend to ignore us and we're isolated from everything. End of discussion.

 
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Bact to topic why is it that I've only seens ads for the Wednesday nights for Futurama?

As posted earlier on this page (and already quoted once):

 
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It's the same with The Simpsons, too. If they have an episode on Wednesday and Friday, they don't advertise the Friday one until the Wednesday one has aired so as not to confuse viewers.

Which is true. Right after the Wednesday episode aired, I saw commercials for the Friday one.
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« Reply #81 on: 12-08-2005 00:54 »

Yea the eastern side of Australia sucks
Beamer

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« Reply #82 on: 12-08-2005 02:22 »

I never said that... please don't agree with me over points I haven't even made.
asimov

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« Reply #83 on: 12-08-2005 04:41 »

i said that...
Mas Rarraf

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« Reply #84 on: 12-08-2005 21:48 »

Futurama started on Aus TV last week, and so far it appears to be in chronological order. Space Pilot was on last wednesday, Series has landed was this wednesday, and apparently I, roommate is on tonight (Friday)...
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« Reply #85 on: 12-08-2005 22:51 »

it really pisses me off how they are alway advertising it as ""from the creators of the simpsons so it's worth a look" ie:if homer was a robot" i mean it's a great show and i think they're are better ways to advertise it
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« Reply #86 on: 12-08-2005 23:10 »

At the end of the day, the public are idiots. That's the only real hook they have. At the end of the day, while I do agree with you - I'd rather Channel Ten's shitty advertising than Channel 7's non-existant advertising, that's for sure.
asimov

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« Reply #87 on: 12-09-2005 00:09 »

the only thing so far that has really bugged me, is how watching it reminds me of how many ad's are peppered thoughout the show, and how long each "break" seems to go for. I'm used to watching Futurama on DVD or foxtel where there are little/no ads. but when i watch it on ten they do that really annoying thing where mid joke they suddenly fade out to ad's. I HATE THAT
Mas Rarraf

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« Reply #88 on: 12-09-2005 01:00 »
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Still, i'd rather watch it on tv than the DVD's, at least then I can discuss it with the peasants   tongue (by peasants i mean people at school) lol.
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« Reply #89 on: 12-09-2005 01:24 »

I don't really see what you're complaining about with putting commercial breaks mid-jokes. The commercials are all where they should be, apart from the last one - and that's only because Futurama's designed to be aired with 2 commercial breaks and Free-to-air TV has 3 commercial breaks in primetime.
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« Reply #90 on: 12-09-2005 01:26 »

It is weird, they advertised the 2nd episode with the 3rd ep's clips and now the 3rd with the 4th... I hope they fix this.
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« Reply #91 on: 12-09-2005 02:09 »

 
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it really pisses me off how they are alway advertising it as ""from the creators of the simpsons so it's worth a look" ie:if homer was a robot" i mean it's a great show and i think they're are better ways to advertise it

What about the fact that channel 10 is advertsiing it as 'all new', just because it was cancelled like 2 years ago(Im not sure on the year it was cancelled). But I do agree with Beamer on how he said that the public are idiots so they wouldn't know
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« Reply #92 on: 12-09-2005 02:49 »

I guess it is good its actually on primetime now, wasn't it on at like 11 at night before?
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« Reply #93 on: 12-10-2005 01:55 »

what do you mean? they always fade out the volume just as the joke is about to be made, how does that not piss you off. Same going for when they have the credits, they minize it to 1/4 size and voice over everything so you can't read or hear the rpgram. instead you hear an ad for lousy idol or something. 
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« Reply #94 on: 12-10-2005 02:30 »

Running promos over the credits is nothing new to Futurama. If the show was on ANY Free-to-air network, they'd be doing that. Hell, even ABC and SBS have the occassional voice-over promo during the credits. As for fading the volume, well yeah, they have to - they can't just cut to credits without fading the volume out. They don't ALWAYS do it before the joke is about to be made - it's still very easy to catch the joke, even if it wasn't, how can you say they ALWAYS do it? We've only had three fucking episodes!

RS 2thou - I've yet to see them advertise it as "All new." They have said "New to Ten" and "The latest creation from Matt Groening" - both of which are technically correct. The only place I've seen it advertised as new is in the TV Guide, where they don't mark it up as a repeat. And I'd chalk that up to pure ignorance on the TV Guide's behalf rather than Ten's.

ShaBuBu - I think they'll be fixing it this week. Like I said, a few episodes were mis-advertised due to some late schedule changes with the show being on twice a week. Episode descriptions have advertised correctly this week in the TV Guides now, at least.
asimov

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« Reply #95 on: 12-10-2005 03:13 »

i'm not saying it is new to futurama. I'm just saying it pisses me off. plus they never used to do it, a few years ago they let the credits run undisturbed, now they are trying to cram evemn more advertisments in.

hence me being vexed
Mas Rarraf

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« Reply #96 on: 12-10-2005 03:39 »

Asimov has got a point, can't they just extend ad times? I HATE it that they put adds on durin credits... and usually at the start of movie's credits, can't they put it at the end, while noones watching? :P
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« Reply #97 on: 12-10-2005 03:45 »
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Wait, wait, back up... there's a WESTERN Australia? I had no idea! I thought Ayers Rock was the western extent of the country!

(note for the humor-impaired: This post is a joke. In fact, in my own 2-week visit to Australia, I noticed only a few dozen differences from America, most of which were trivial and superficial. The most significant diffence: When you were in the no-man's-land between cities, small towns were built around bars, instead of churches like in the USA. In my book, that's a serious improvement!)

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Mas Rarraf

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« Reply #98 on: 12-10-2005 03:47 »

lol, Gopher you've just earned my respect...    laff
Gopher

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« Reply #99 on: 12-10-2005 04:13 »

Mas Rarraf: Thanks! About time I earned somebody's respect around here...

Of course, it'd mean a lot more if you weren't an even newer user than I am.  wink
asimov

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« Reply #100 on: 12-10-2005 05:49 »

*checks gophers date of registration*

oh you've so earned my respect :P
Mas Rarraf

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« Reply #101 on: 12-10-2005 07:11 »

lol, well apparently all you have to do is ask for respect to earn it  laff
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« Reply #102 on: 12-11-2005 05:25 »

another perth futurama addict here.

i'd just like to point out what shows channel 7 had and did not utilise

Futurama
Scrubs
Family Guy
Arrested Development

how hard is it to run those 4 shows on a night when other networks run crimedramarama. how many more CSI or Law and Order shows can one person possibly stomach? so congrats channel 7 for fucking it up royally as usual.

but good news everyone. now channel 10 has futurama and is running it in a good time slot and is promoting it in a way that will probably get the most new people into the show, i really dont think plugging the show as sci-fi would get most australians to watch it as sci-fi seems to have some dirty connotations in this country. (well it doesnt get me much respect... maybe thats not the sci-fi talking)

ah well good to see a show i've seen 1000 times before on channel 10 again

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« Reply #103 on: 12-11-2005 05:45 »
« Last Edit on: 12-18-2005 00:00 »

[nevermind]
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« Reply #104 on: 12-13-2005 04:00 »

I reckon i've seen a bit of slash and burn editing in the 3 episodes so far, i guess the Simpsons cop that but having seen the DVD's a couple times over it sticks out a little more here.
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« Reply #105 on: 12-18-2005 10:25 »

this is so cool...

i hope ten continues to air on wed/fri until the series is fully aired.

hopefully ten doesn't start doing what seven did.

but from the looks of the advertisement, it doesn't looks like its going to happen anytime soon.

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« Reply #106 on: 12-18-2005 20:56 »

Sadly, I think they're most likely going to take it off in January/February when the new tv season starts... any show that premieres in the off-season has very little hope of lasting very long.

Still, at least Ten are getting more people into the show in the time-being, and hey, if they just showed one season during every no-ratings period, Futurama could last on Ten another 3 years. Hell, by the time it's finished on Ten, we might even have some new Futurama content for them to show!  wink
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« Reply #107 on: 12-22-2005 23:22 »

I actually think Ten should consider putting it on in the rating season. It is erally popular at my shcool now. A LOT more popular than the simpsons. You get beat up if u like the simpsons
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« Reply #108 on: 12-22-2005 23:41 »

Well, that's just fucking stupid. The Simpsons may have dipped in quality after its 8th season, but it's revolutionised TV animation, and without that show, you wouldn't have things like Family Guy, South Park, and of course, Futurama.

As for putting Futurama on in the ratings period - as much as I would like to see it on then, from a network's point of view, I can see why they wouldn't think it's a good idea. Firstly, every episode apart from Spanish Fry and The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings have already aired on free-to-air - not to mention every episode is on daily rotation on Foxtel, and all 4 seasons are available on DVD for fairly cheap prices. Things like that aren't exactly going to get the show the top ratings possible, even if it is doing pretty well on Channel Ten from what I've heard.
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« Reply #109 on: 02-08-2006 21:26 »

Well, its airing in Cartoon Network, for the love of God.
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« Reply #110 on: 02-08-2006 21:48 »

I recently read an inteerview with the General Manager of Channel 10 and they are planning to continue airing Futurama into the ratings period. Futurama was the 6th highest rating show in Sydney last week. They would be stupid not to keep on showing it. Also I am a proud Sydneysider, and we should all try to get along...hahaha
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« Reply #111 on: 02-08-2006 23:33 »

Looks like they are airing it during ratings period after all... Wow. Didn't think they would, being it premiered in the off-period. A pity they're screwing around with the order - they showed I Second That Emotion BEFORE Fry and the Slurm Factory, and The Honking in the middle of Season 2. Still, they did show Put Your Head on my Shoulders and The Lesser of Two Evils in production order rather than broadcast order, so who knows? Maybe they'll still closely to production order this time instead of showing the McSeasons instead?  smile
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« Reply #112 on: 11-20-2006 01:48 »

Hi peoples.. (blushes now he's in the correct thread)

Just an update for November 2006... Channel 10 now showing Futurama 5 nights a week at 7pm. A big step from a year or two ago.

Has anyone noticed the increase in popularity amongst previously non-futurama viewers about the show?

Although I'm new to PEEL, I've been reading it for a while. Regarding the comments about Channel 7, they started airing Futurama on Tuesday 16th Nov 1999 weekly, and in order (I will of course stand corrected as always). I do remember S01E04: Love's Labour's Lost In Space, was aired Tuesday 7th December 1999.

And like all of you, have been obsessed with it since. I've collected a lot of the merchandise and I'm now waiting for when we build our new house, I'll have a room dedicated to Futurama - my shrine room (the equivalent to the Kerrigan's "pool room" ).

Anyway, I'll slip back into the backround now, and pop up from time to time.
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