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Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #120 on: 01-23-2006 15:53 »

CGEF finally updated:

 
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We tried to verify this post with sources close to the show and ... didn't get a denial. That's way more than what we got before!

*Optimistic TOTP Dance*
TriggerHappyJim

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« Reply #121 on: 01-23-2006 16:38 »

Hooray!
Capīn Skusting

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« Reply #122 on: 01-23-2006 16:41 »

Oh yeah! Oh yeah!

Third from the top of the page dance!
(Bender really needs to be on all these pages!)
TriggerHappyJim

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« Reply #123 on: 01-23-2006 16:45 »
« Last Edit on: 01-23-2006 16:45 »

It will be a long wait though. And if this is a big letdown, I say we should march on the people responsible and beat them with sticks.

Oh and btw. DO THE BENDER! DO THE BENDER! AH YEAH! AH YEAH!
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #124 on: 01-23-2006 21:27 »

Even if this is true, we won't see anything new for nearly one year. (That is the approximate time to make one episode, right?)

Even so, at least we might get new episodes.
btyrie

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« Reply #125 on: 01-24-2006 04:19 »
« Last Edit on: 01-24-2006 04:19 »

It'll probably be longer then a year, seeing as it's a full-length movie they're on about, probably be more like 2 to 3 years.

That is of course, assuming they are going to movies made, as someone said on here before, Fox is about making money, not making us happy. If they look closely and decide that the predicted revenue from the films isn't enough to warrant making them, then the probability of them getting made is very low.

Don't get me wrong though, the news so far is very promising, but I think I'll wait till official conformation from either David, Matt or Fox before I crack open a bottle of bubbly.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #126 on: 01-24-2006 15:55 »

I knew it!  I knew Futurama was coming back one way or another!  Just think, the 4 DVD movies are going into production this summer!  I'm very happy with the news!  We don't know when the DVDs are coming, but at least we know they're on their way! 
sikboy1029

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« Reply #127 on: 01-24-2006 15:58 »

I couldn't find the post in his forum, is it gone?
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #128 on: 01-24-2006 16:03 »
« Last Edit on: 01-24-2006 16:03 »

It should be at the bottom of page 4 in the "Futurama coming back as 4 full movies!" thread.
Tonrey

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« Reply #129 on: 01-24-2006 17:33 »

This is techinically like a whole new season!
j_ohanley

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« Reply #130 on: 01-25-2006 10:23 »
« Last Edit on: 01-25-2006 10:23 »

I really want to get excited, but didn't a FOX executive say just two days beforehand that there were no active negotiations to bring back Futurama? Billy's post doesn't leave a lot of room for doubt, but he's been wrong before. Still, I'm very happy to hear this news.

EDIT: Just saw the thing about how Peter Liguori only handles the TV part of FOX, so he probably wouldn't know much about movie negotiations. I am now officially optimistic!
T-Veronica

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« Reply #131 on: 01-25-2006 14:19 »

After seeing the words: "in production" on the IMDB website, I got a little teary-eyed. T^T I LOVE LIFE!!

"This is how I deal with insignificant bugs," said the spider to the fly, "How do you wish to die?"
fryismyhero

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« Reply #132 on: 01-25-2006 18:30 »

*stares*

*hyperventilates*

*faints*

HOT DAMN!

calms down and waits for oficial conformation...


Save the whales.  Collect the whole set.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #133 on: 01-25-2006 22:41 »

Well, personally, I finally feel that the movie has been confirmed. Time to break out the dancing GIF!

(Fourteenth from the Top of the Page Dance!)

I mean, I'm still waiting for DXC or Matt and Fox to confirm, but I've finally felt that it was confirmed.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #134 on: 01-25-2006 22:57 »

Yeah I'm still sticking with my opinion. Me no see Futurama movie, me no believe in it. 
commie detector

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« Reply #135 on: 01-25-2006 22:58 »

 
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Originally posted by T-Veronica:
After seeing the words: "in production" on the IMDB website, I got a little teary-eyed. T^T I LOVE LIFE!!


sorry to break this to you... but..... it has said that for the past 4 months....

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H. G. Blob

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« Reply #136 on: 01-26-2006 23:32 »

I read on a tv guide that after all the demand that Fox was getting from fans that they were considering to bring the show back on air. Which I found more exciting.
Wing Wang Man

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« Reply #137 on: 01-27-2006 00:43 »

THIS IS MAD BUT I WOULD RATHER HAVE 4 NEW SEASONS OF FUTURAMA THAN 4 MOVIES.
ShaBuBu
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« Reply #138 on: 01-27-2006 04:55 »

I think the 4 movies is the better way to go than 4 seasons imo, they have more impact and you can explore lots of C and D storylines which are cut out of episodes
Skyman

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« Reply #139 on: 01-27-2006 13:17 »

4 movies is about equivalent to 1 season (likely a short season) in running time, so a better question to ask would be whether you prefer 4 movies, or 1 new season. I'd probably go with the movies, mainly because I expect that there'll be more actual seasons down the road.
Blane

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« Reply #140 on: 01-28-2006 19:32 »

Its very hard to say which i would prefer. I would definatly prefer 4 movies so long as they didn't go down the path that so many animated movies have gone down before: strayed completely from the on-going plot/flow of the series and been some huge whacked out, random adventure. Althought the final episode of the series was great (probably my favourite)it just didn't finish things off properly because the show was cancelled and they wanted to leave it open ended. I think that 4 movies would do a much better job and completing the series than 1 more season would do, because there would be room for way more plot structure and sub plots in 4 feature length movies than they could ever squeeze into one episode. Also that being said, its always possible that if the movies are made and if the movies are a success then the series could be brought back aswell. But i guess we should really be happy if anything gets made. Like btyrie said, fox is about making money, not making people happy. Lets just hope that they see the futurama project as a worthwhile venture.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #141 on: 01-29-2006 19:32 »

 
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Originally posted by Wing Wang Man:
THIS IS MAD BUT I WOULD RATHER HAVE 4 NEW SEASONS OF FUTURAMA THAN 4 MOVIES.

I wouldn't.  Another four seasons takes you to Season 8, by which time the original ideas are probably going to be thinner on the ground.  And can you imagine what that length of time would do to the Fry/Leela relationship?
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #142 on: 01-29-2006 20:29 »

 
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Originally posted by CrapBag:
damn, and i said i would give my left arm for a futurama movie.
well i better get the saw...


I said I would castrate myself with a rusty hatchet for a Futurama movie. You got it easy.

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Blane

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« Reply #143 on: 01-29-2006 20:33 »
« Last Edit on: 01-29-2006 20:33 »

In Response to PCC Fred

Exactly, the last thing we want is futurama to jump the shark. If they made another 4 seasons, we would end up with a load of minor character heavy episodes and the show would be degraded.

Also like PCC Fred said, think about what another 4 seasons would do to the synergy of Fry and Leela: you could kiss the shippy element of the show goodbye.

In short, 4 movies would be a lot better, there would be time to flesh out a good plot and give the series the finale it deserves (that is if they're not using the success of the movies to decide upon a series return or not).
Rhodan

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« Reply #144 on: 01-30-2006 06:18 »
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Originally posted by Blane:
(that is if they're not using the success of the movies to decide upon a series return or not).
I doubt they wonīt try this. In which case Iīm afraid that movies will have strong "Devilīs hands feeling".

Gopher

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« Reply #145 on: 01-30-2006 11:02 »

Here's a scary thought. The movies are a big hit, and Fox decides to give us more seasons. Seasons 5-7 are really good, then 8-10 slump a bit, but Fox won't let the show die and keeps churning them out year after year and by season 15, all but the most die-hard fans have been reduced to blase indifference. On-topic discussions on PEEL are reduced to an endless debate over exactly when the show jumped the shark. (My vote is for Fry & Leela's Wedding - episode 12ACV24)
mookie427

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« Reply #146 on: 01-30-2006 11:53 »
« Last Edit on: 01-30-2006 11:53 »

i think that, if the 4 movies are a great (and i mean GREAT) success, then they should put out one or two new seasons of Futurama, just enough to keep the fans (us) entertained, and just so much that the episodes don't get boring

i definitely DON'T think that they should go the way of the Simpsons, with 20-odd series that just get thin, repetitive, and dull. Plus, think how long it would be before all of the seasons get released!

just my 2 cents, as they say
Gopher

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« Reply #147 on: 01-30-2006 16:36 »

Problem is, fox has never shown any grasp of "moderation" they're kindof an all-or-nothing network. They give everything the "simpsons" treatment or the "Futurama" treatment. If it happened, though, I'll do waht I did with simpsons - keep watching reruns and my DVD's and ignore the new ep premieres. Last new ep of simpsons I caught left a really bad taste in my mouth.
Ralph Snart

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« Reply #148 on: 01-31-2006 03:03 »

well just finished watching 'raging bender' on CN.  they ran a blurb about billy west's announcement of the 4 direct to DVD movies.

strange considering that the movies will probably come out about the time futurama moves to comedy central.

they later ran a blurb about futurama taking over the sun nite 'american dad' time slot.

this series just won't die - and that's a good thing.

Okay you cunts, let's see what you can do now.
Rhodan

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« Reply #149 on: 01-31-2006 04:19 »

I thought that Iīve read somewhere that Matt Groening actually secured his rights to Futurama so he could stopped it if he wanted. Or is it nonsense?
And I think we should get more confirmation, itīs been about 12 days...
Glasses

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« Reply #150 on: 01-31-2006 04:55 »

Yeah I heard futurama was moving to Comedy Central, I don't know what to think   confused

I'm a white male, aged 18 to 49. Everyone listens to me, no matter how dumb my suggestions are.
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Blane

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« Reply #151 on: 01-31-2006 05:20 »

All i want is the show to finish properly. No leaving things opened ended to decide if they want to force fry on the water ski's on not.

Finish while the show is still as great as when it started but only has potential to squeeze a couple more mediocre seasons out of.

If the 4th movie is the time to do this then good. 1 or 2 seasons after that: even better.

I would hate to see either the movies finishing all open ended and unfinished then have fox decide not to make another season,  or have the show drag on another 4 seasons after the movies, going straight downhill with the fry/leela thing getting stupider with each episode and never getting anywhere and having fan's everywhere changing channels.

IMO the fry/leela thing has to end with the series, the show would become retarded with them married and going along their normal businees, them hating each other for a few episodes, making up and deciding to stay friends then working together as if nothing ever happened or have their romance dragged out forever and not getting a proper ending.

Am i wrong? (please so say that i am, i would start crying =P)


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Rhodan

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« Reply #152 on: 01-31-2006 05:38 »

I share most of your feelings except I would appeal on the bigger trust in writers. Donīt forgett that in contrast to Simpsons they had clear vision/plans from the beginning so maybe they would be able stay fresh longer. 
Blane

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« Reply #153 on: 01-31-2006 06:32 »

I'm fairly sure that in the end, whatever comes our way will be good, i'm just speculating on the many pitfalls ahead that should be avoided.

I just havent seen too many (or even one) good cartoon series movie that i have enjoyed or felt was fitting and did justice to its respective series. But i do believe that this will be different in a big way.
Gopher

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« Reply #154 on: 01-31-2006 10:19 »

I'm not saying I don't want more Futurama; and even if they DID beat it into the ground and keep draging it out, it wouldn't ruin the pleasure of getting even a single quality new season (or even just the 4 dvd movies, come to that)

Blane: I was a huge fan of the Transformers movie, but that's a bit different.. wink in general I agree, I was disapointed with the family guy movie in particular, but family guy really didn't adapt well to the feature-length format. I think Futurama could, since dealing (humorously) with complex subjects isn't beyond the show's range, and the writers always thought big in spite of the episodic format of the series, with unfolding events planned out over many episodes and seasons. Family Guy by contrast is largely an excuse to string together a lot of little one-time gags, many of the plots would wear thin if they were even the focus of a 20 minute episode (instead of the 10-minute flow-plot that connects the 10 minutes of random gags)
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #155 on: 01-31-2006 10:34 »

I didnt like the Family Guy movie much either to be honest. I think that Futurama could do it much better, i hope they carry on the series after as well, for as long as it gets stale. The whole Fry/ Leela thing wouldnt be a big deal in my opinion because they should go back to how they used to be. Maybe even Fry getting on with his life and seeing another character. Then when they wanted to end it, get them back together then. That would be a better idea in my opinion as it would highten the relationship - also because if a series started because of the films the show would get some new fans. I hope if they did have a series the make the episodes link abit more, like the thing with Fry going back and pushing the chair that sends him to the future. In a kind of 'Lost' way... that would be cool.
cuavsfan
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« Reply #156 on: 01-31-2006 13:59 »

A lot of you seem to think that Futurama is almost "out of material" and a horrible slide in quiality is inevitable very soon... I don't see this at all... The show has been amazing for its entire run... I have faith in the writers, actors, etc. to be able to keep that level of quality for years to come (if they get the chance)...

 
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Originally posted by Blane:
I just havent seen too many (or even one) good cartoon series movie that i have enjoyed or felt was fitting and did justice to its respective series. But i do believe that this will be different in a big way.

Even though the series has gone downhill since, the South Park movie was very well done....
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #157 on: 01-31-2006 14:02 »

Wait, [adult swim] ran a bump last night about Billy West's comments? Damn, I missed it!
Ralph Snart

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« Reply #158 on: 01-31-2006 14:28 »

it ran between family guy's ending credits and the futurama opening theme.  it should run again tonight at the same time.

there won't be a slide in quality if groening and dxc stay in the driver's seat.  futurama is groening's baby - that's why he wouldn't let fox water it down.

i'm in the minority of either tying the leela/fry arc up because i feel that continuing it would cause a quality slide.  there's no reason that they can't be friends and there's no reason that they can't connect, but it (the on-again, off-again relationship) can only run for so long before it becomes a parody of itself.

Okay you cunts, let's see what you can do now.
Skyman

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« Reply #159 on: 01-31-2006 15:06 »

As SwanMan suggested, perhaps one of the movies could include Fry and Leela 'breaking up' (even if they weren't in a very serious relationship to begin with) as a main theme. They could remain separate, with their own romances, until the series comes close to the end, and the writers can finally end that story arc with them getting together permanently.

Comic spoiler ahead:
Speaking of movie plot ideas, I was reading a Futurama comic (#9 I think, the last in Futurama Adventures), where Fry and the professor switch bodies. I could see that concept as a major thread of one of the movies, with many of the characters switching bodies. Amy and Zoidberg in particular could be hilarious (Zoidberg cute, rich, and popular?).
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