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Dave B

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« Reply #40 on: 01-05-2006 11:29 »
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That is absouloutly brilliant news!!!!!! Nice post mate I hope that it will return with more episode I would love that!!!!!!
Cigars2

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« Reply #41 on: 01-05-2006 12:25 »

 THIS IS GREAT NEWS!!!! PLEASE LETS HAPPEN O' LORD.

Yours Humbly,

Andy K.
M Jackson
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« Reply #42 on: 01-05-2006 13:02 »

How's this for a good sign. This morning was the first time i'd watched Futurama for quite a while (look i've had things to do ok!)

Then just over an hour ago my father gets home and informs me that he was listening to the Steve Wright show on BBC Radio 2 and out of the blue he heard... Futurama is coming back! He told me that the announcment was along the lines of "Fox are so impressed with the DVD sales they have decided to bring it back".

Now im sure the BBC just got their story from the original Variety article, but this is still very promising right? BBC Radio 2 wouldnt normally mention this sort of thing if it was just a baseless rumour!

The fact that i watched Futurama this morning because i happened to catch it on Channel 4 as i had my breakfast adds a certain "coincidence? i think not!" element to the whole thing, dont ya agree?

I have a good feeling about this. What else could 2006 have in store for us!? The death of reality TV? The return of Michael Jackson? Indiana Jones 4 finally starts filming?! I sure hope so.
NoSocialLife

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« Reply #43 on: 01-05-2006 13:25 »

Yeah, Fox. You owe the fans! Give us a comment or we'll slit your throats! I know the fans in North America had a rough time viewing episodes because of Fox, but I hope it's Sky|One that will show the episodes if it comes back on air. And they'd better show it on at the same time as America.. I hated waiting for episodes to come on!! I'm still sceptical though...many rumors spread before. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Dave B

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« Reply #44 on: 01-05-2006 13:28 »

 
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Originally posted by M Jackson:
How's this for a good sign. This morning was the first time i'd watched Futurama for quite a while (look i've had things to do ok!)

Then just over an hour ago my father gets home and informs me that he was listening to the Steve Wright show on BBC Radio 2 and out of the blue he heard... Futurama is coming back! He told me that the announcment was along the lines of "Fox are so impressed with the DVD sales they have decided to bring it back".

Now im sure the BBC just got their story from the original Variety article, but this is still very promising right? BBC Radio 2 wouldnt normally mention this sort of thing if it was just a baseless rumour!

The fact that i watched Futurama this morning because i happened to catch it on Channel 4 as i had my breakfast adds a certain "coincidence? i think not!" element to the whole thing, dont ya agree?

I have a good feeling about this. What else could 2006 have in store for us!? The death of reality TV? The return of Michael Jackson? Indiana Jones 4 finally starts filming?! I sure hope so.

WOWWW!!! Even more people are saying it its looking more and more real each time I can't wait for it to come back if it does! Wow you've made my day mate I really hope we get more! Plus I have noticed that DVD sales are good from many people buying them near me so it sounds very genuine......... COOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CAN'T WAITTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!  eek   big grin   big grin   big grin

Brain: It appears we are in the presence of the fabled one, but without his Scooty-Puff Jr he cannot escape ha ha ha, huh!

Brain: A quantum-interphase bomb, are you insane in the membrane!?

Fry: You got it poindexter!

morbo_it

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« Reply #45 on: 01-05-2006 16:05 »
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it seems the most realistic hope of a coming back, doesn't it? welcome to PEEL Gyl and thanks for the post
commie detector

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« Reply #46 on: 01-05-2006 18:06 »

22007 is only a year away  smile
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #47 on: 01-05-2006 18:11 »

Funny, I was just wondering lately about the lack of new info regarding a possible return.

Good to hear some promising news..  smile
Scifly

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« Reply #48 on: 01-05-2006 18:38 »

If any show deserves resurrection its this one.  "Welcome Back to the World of Tomorrow"
Homer J. Simpso
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« Reply #49 on: 01-05-2006 21:02 »

if futurama does get on the air itll probably get 10-13 eps and get american dads time slot
M Jackson
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« Reply #50 on: 01-05-2006 21:37 »
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testing 123. sorry, the page wasnt loading, so i typed this...........now it works yay!
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #51 on: 01-06-2006 20:00 »
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Nice to see you back M Jackson. I guess the news stirred you to think to yourself "Futurama...aren't I a member of a bored(or board...) for that show?"
Nixorbo

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« Reply #52 on: 01-06-2006 20:23 »

Well, if we bore you so much why don't you find another board?
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #53 on: 01-06-2006 21:09 »
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Originally posted by commie detector:
22007 is only a year away     smile

Errr.....yeap, unless my maths are wrong, its only 20.001 years away, but again .. time is mather of perception.. my first 13 years of life were like 100 and my other 13 went like one..     flirt

Edit: hey... im Liquid Emperor...?
 
Idlesaint

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« Reply #54 on: 01-06-2006 21:53 »

I like a lot of FOX's shows because they seem to be a bit riskier.. but have horrible people in charge. They keep crap on (War at Home) and can't mark Emmy winners (Futurama, Arrested Development).

With that mini-rant that's probably been said verbatim many times:

I think I'll be greedy and hope for both more episodes and a movie. Unless they do a movie the same way as the Stewie Griffin movie. It was funny, but was wasted money to purchase. Three episodes strung together? It held up, but I heard that those 3 ep's will air seperately, and probably end up on another DVD. I could live without the little intro/outros.

If there were a Futurama movie, I'd like it to be one whole, long story, and not be broken into episodes. Well, maybe if it were like "to be continued" episodes.

All in all, I think the best thing to do would be: Put out a movie at about 90 minutes that isn't a 3 part montage (sp); possibly something that expands on Devils Hands. Not a "Fry/Leela" love story, but something that seems natural to follow that episode. Then, an episode that follows the movie slightly, and branches out to its own story. The rest of the episodes can go into completely new terrirotry.
fryismyhero

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« Reply #55 on: 01-06-2006 22:56 »

*sits in corner rocking back and forth incessantly*

I'm not getting my hopes up...I'm not getting my hopes up...I'm NOT getting my hopes up...

Damn, too late.  big grin


Save the whales.  Collect the whole set.
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #56 on: 01-07-2006 01:36 »

More from Billy West's forums:

 
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Originally posted by Billy West:I'd say it's good way to start the new year.I knew they were going to do
the DVD's....but...back on TV?

I don't mind!

I'm still confused; so they're trying to make both the movie and new episodes?  Or did Variety simply give out the wrong information?
Boltzmann_Fan

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« Reply #57 on: 01-07-2006 02:12 »
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It seems likely to me that the talks are still about the DVD movies, rather than new episodes.  I think the Variety article mentions a "limited number" of new episodes (so sort of like what the Family Guy movie turned out to be - a single movie that could be aired as several separate episodes).  I would think that if the talks were actually about restarting the series, DXC would have mentioned this in his emails to Billy West (as that would require a longer-term commitment on Billy's part).

Whether it's a DVD movie or actual new eps or both, I'm going to be celebrating in the streets once the official announcement is made.
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #58 on: 01-07-2006 05:34 »
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If "Futurama" does come back as a series, it should get the current timeslot of "The War At Home". I myself think that is a good show, but it could be moved somewhere else.

Anyway, any show after "The Simpsons" should do well, since a lot of people still watch that show, even if it is not as good as it used to be. I don't know about anyone else, but for me the Sunday shows are ending pretty close to the end of their timeslot. (ex. "The Simpsons" ends exactly at 8:30, "The War At Home" ends at exactly 9:00.) Sometimes, these shows even go over. This actually wouldn't be bad for "Futurama".

In any case, here's hoping that there will be an official announcement soon, and that we will be watching fresh "Futurama" (whether it be a movie or TV series) about one year from now. (That is how long it takes to make a 13 episode season, right? I say 13, because that's what some new/returning series get.)
Bombajio

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« Reply #59 on: 01-07-2006 12:09 »
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Ok. I live in Estonia and we... Well.. We get these news very late and whatnot. Lots of news(And Dvds and other things) don't even reach us.

But today I read from the newspaper (Granted, a little paragraph in the corner of the page) (Translated by me from Estonian):

"20th Century Fox is thinking of giving "Futurama", which's(?) DVDs have turned out to be very popular, another try. Magazine "Variety" says, that the show's creator(Maker of the worldfamous "Simpsons", Matt Groening)  and producer(I think is the word..) David X. Cohen are having meetings and they're speaking of creating a couple new episodes.
"Futurama" ran from march, 1999 'til august 2003 and got through five seasons five Emmys, including best animated serial Emmy."

Terribly sorry for spelling-errors and bad translation, but I'm in slight hurry and not on my own computer.

I think that if the news have reached even us, then there might be something to it   smile
M Jackson
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« Reply #60 on: 01-07-2006 22:35 »
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Originally posted by i_c_weiner:
Nice to see you back M Jackson. I guess the news stirred you to think to yourself "Futurama...aren't I a member of a bored(or board...) for that show?"

Ha, yeah something like that. I was like..."Fu-tu-ra-ma?...hmmm...................... ............HOLY SHIT WOW!"

I hope the excitement caused by this initial "credible rumour" generates some momentum regarding an official word from FOX.
commie detector

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« Reply #61 on: 01-07-2006 22:49 »

well.... if it doesn't we can..... no I got nothing...oh well.... I will just sit and hope....
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #62 on: 01-08-2006 06:21 »

This is very good news indeed, but it's still an "if". Until that "if" turns into a "when" I won't get too excited...
Arkan

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« Reply #63 on: 01-08-2006 10:00 »

I will explode from happiness if Futurama really does come back. I really hope it does. Shame I won't get to see it, though.  tongue
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #64 on: 01-08-2006 16:59 »

Terribly sorry for spelling-errors and bad translation, but I'm in slight hurry and not on my own computer.[/QUOTE]

Aside from the serial Emmy that will haunt me for the rest of my days, that was fine, thanks for pointing that out. It's nice to see the news is spreading.  smile

It's just a matter of time now, before we find out the details of what's going on...
Tonrey

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« Reply #65 on: 01-08-2006 17:10 »

Hope Fox doesn't screw it up.
Homer J. Simpso
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« Reply #66 on: 01-08-2006 22:57 »

if futurama does come back they will probably get war at homes time slot and war at home going into arrested development time slot
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #67 on: 01-08-2006 23:21 »

Better idea: they put Futurama in The War at Home's timeslot and cancel The War at Home instead of Arrested Development.
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #68 on: 01-09-2006 00:20 »

Alternate Idea: F*X bumps the start of the Sunday night line-up to 8:00 pm, gives Arrested Development King of the Hill's soon to be relinquished slot, then cancels TW@H and gives Futurama the open spot.  Rearrange scheduel as desired.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #69 on: 01-09-2006 02:12 »

You *know* they're going to give it the 7 pm Sunday slot again.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #70 on: 01-09-2006 04:55 »

Has anyone else in the UK noticed the wierd phenomenon currently afflicting Sky?  Namely that they've gone Futurama bananas in the last couple of months?  Going through this week's TV mag, I see that Futurama's on 20 times on Sky 1, and 20 times on Sky 2.  That's 40 episodes in one week!

Okay, that alone isn't too convincing.  Sky repeat everything to the point of nausea.  But what's wierd is the times some of the episodes are on.  Futurama's getting prime-time (8-9pm) airings on Sky 2 on Sunday and Wednesday.  And last month they had a five episode marathon that lasted from 8pm-10:30pm.  And Sky have even started advertising it again!  I was flipping through the movie channels and Futurama had a 30-second ad all to itself!  Not bad for a show that's been dead nearly three years, is it?

Sky and FOX are both owned by Rupert Murdoch, and the two networks are joined at the hip.  So do they know something we don't in regards to Futurama?
Capīn Skusting

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« Reply #71 on: 01-09-2006 13:06 »

Must be the Angry Norweigian campaign is paying off!
Yardstick2006

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« Reply #72 on: 01-09-2006 15:45 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
Has anyone else in the UK noticed the wierd phenomenon currently afflicting Sky?  Namely that they've gone Futurama bananas in the last couple of months?  Going through this week's TV mag, I see that Futurama's on 20 times on Sky 1, and 20 times on Sky 2.  That's 40 episodes in one week!

Okay, that alone isn't too convincing.  Sky repeat everything to the point of nausea.  But what's wierd is the times some of the episodes are on.  Futurama's getting prime-time (8-9pm) airings on Sky 2 on Sunday and Wednesday.  And last month they had a five episode marathon that lasted from 8pm-10:30pm.  And Sky have even started advertising it again!  I was flipping through the movie channels and Futurama had a 30-second ad all to itself!  Not bad for a show that's been dead nearly three years, is it?

Sky and FOX are both owned by Rupert Murdoch, and the two networks are joined at the hip.  So do they know something we don't in regards to Futurama?

I notcied that too.

CrapBag

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« Reply #73 on: 01-09-2006 17:48 »

i would give my left arm for futurama to return, just like most of u here at peel
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #74 on: 01-10-2006 01:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Cap'n Skusting:
Must be the Angry Norweigian campaign is paying off!

Anchovies for Fry will always be around in spirit!
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #75 on: 01-10-2006 19:26 »

That just brings the question: should we send anchovies in like crazy to show we still like the show or shouldn't we because they'd think we're crazy?

Well, unlike Sky, Fox hasn't done any kind of promotion for Futurama at all. Adult Swim does more, but not much more. They've been slacking off on backing Futurama lately. It is odd that Sky and Fox are owned by the same man, yet one is Futurama crazy and the other ended it in 2003.
Homer J. Simpso
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« Reply #76 on: 01-10-2006 20:30 »

i hope it does come back
Foxxy Gurl

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« Reply #77 on: 02-08-2006 19:49 »

I doubt it. It's sorta the end of Futurama. And FOX wants a new episode of Futurama.

I mean, I want Futurama to come back, but what if it doesn't work? Maybe we could get together to protest to bring Futurama back on FOX and order new episodes.

I just hope they come back... I miss them!!  cry
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