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Venus

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« Reply #160 on: 01-31-2006 15:33 »

 
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Originally posted by Skyman:
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


As a shipper i kick you for even suggesting it.
Skyman

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« Reply #161 on: 01-31-2006 16:29 »
« Last Edit on: 01-31-2006 16:29 »

I love the romance between the characters, but it only really seems to work for the end of episodes. Fry and Leela being desperate is where a lot of their comedy comes from - and them continually getting together at the end of every episode could get very tiresome.

Anyway, one thing I've always liked about their relationship is that it seems very natural and real - and real relationships often include a bit of heartbreak. So I don't think it would feel too forced.   smile
Rhodan

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« Reply #162 on: 01-31-2006 16:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
 
As a shipper i kick you for even suggesting it.

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ChronoSerge

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« Reply #163 on: 01-31-2006 17:37 »

I like the ideao of 4 full length movies  smile hopefully this really is 'full length' like the family guy movie (I was not too impressed by that movie though) I also hope they include some special features like commentary  smile It would be really cool if at least one of the DVD's had a 'Tales of Interest' short.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #164 on: 01-31-2006 17:42 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
 As a shipper i kick you for even suggesting it.

Better take a ticket, there's a long line for that.
Skyman

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« Reply #165 on: 01-31-2006 18:06 »

Then I'd better use my inkpouch to escape my enemies! Woop woop woop woop!

Seriously though, if I could see a way for the writers to sustain 4 movies and possibly more episodes with Fry and Leela together I'd like it. I just don't really see how it'd work, and think them really getting together will probably have to happen at the end of the series.
The Baz

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« Reply #166 on: 01-31-2006 23:26 »

I saw a message about this on Adult Swim and was speechless.  wow, great news.
Slackit02

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« Reply #167 on: 01-31-2006 23:31 »

Baz - I just saw that about 10 seconds ago.  They said it was only confirmed by Billy West, but still, awesome.
H. G. Blob

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« Reply #168 on: 02-01-2006 00:18 »

 
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Originally posted by Skyman:
Then I'd better use my inkpouch to escape my enemies! Woop woop woop woop!

Seriously though, if I could see a way for the writers to sustain 4 movies and possibly more episodes with Fry and Leela together I'd like it. I just don't really see how it'd work, and think them really getting together will probably have to happen at the end of the series.

I think you underestimate the writers on Futurama. The Simpsons are up to its 20th (or so) season and its only started to go down hill about 2-3 years ago. But even with that fact I'm still waiting on the new ones to start airing.

I've only seen previews but it looks like Homer has a robot butt of barts and he is also being chased my Mr. Burns while being shot at. Can't wait.

DotheBartman

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« Reply #169 on: 02-01-2006 01:35 »

I'm not really sure I get the sentiment that the show would run out of ideas if it ran for a few more seasons.  Anything is possible on this show after all, and I think there were more than enough possibilities to run the show through many more seasons.  Hell, the last two produced seasons were easily the best in innovation and unique ideas, and I think it would have only gotten better for a while if there had been 5ACV, 6ACV, etc runs.  Now, if Futurama went for over 360 episodes, then yeah, it would probably start to slow in the fresh ideas department.  But four seasons?  That's not really all that much.

And also, if the show eventually jumped the shark or otherwise slid in quality down the line, it would still be worth it if there were quality seasons beforehand.  If, say, it went for four more seasons and the first two were awesome, that would be worth it even if the last two started to drag, especcially if the movies were also excellent.  I don't want the show to JTS, but at the same time I want more Futurama excellence, not less.  And while I could see Futurama eventually slipping a little, I can't see it ever becoming some horrible show, just maybe uneven at some point.  The Simpsons finally slipped when someone who didn't understand it took it over for four years.  I get the impression that David Cohen at least always intended to run Futurama, so no huge issue there.
DrThunder88

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« Reply #170 on: 02-01-2006 02:44 »

I have always believed that Futurama always had a lower potential for being forced into using hackneyed, TV crap to sustain itself than the Simpsons.  And like the man said, Futurama is nowhere near any sort of cartilaginous fish aerobatics.  Even if it did slide after a few years, it would still have started out strong enough to be "good" for a few years after that.

Oh, and the Simpsons started to slide when the season numbers were still in single digits.

Did you skyman-kickers read the rest of his post?  I agree, it would be better for there to be more and larger obstacles to their relationship that the "once an episode" breakthroughs that are generally forgotten the next week.  Frankly, I think both characters have personal issues that they need to work out before they can have a functioning relationship.  And I further think the best way for them to do that is outside of "the inevitable."

But would that make a good feature-length, Futurama movie?  I'd see it because it'd be Futurama...
ShaBuBu
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« Reply #171 on: 02-01-2006 08:21 »

I dont mind Fry and leela's romance but I just hate the eps where Fry keeps asking and she says 'no' and he continues.

Also, DotheBartman, who took over the Simpsons for 4 years?
Denton

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« Reply #172 on: 02-01-2006 09:04 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
Wow, Futurama is following the same pattern as Star Trek. Cancelled sci-fi show, just over 70 episodes, then it hit popularity after its cancelation and now they're bringing out a shitload of movies.   big grin

Mabye one day there will be a futurama: the next generation  laff   laff

great news to hear that futurama may have a movie  big grin   big grin   

-Oooh… A lesson in not changing history from Mr. I'm-my-own-grandpa! Let's get the hell out of here already. Screw history!-
NukeLaLoosh

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« Reply #173 on: 02-01-2006 09:13 »
« Last Edit on: 02-01-2006 09:13 »

I'll echo DotheBartman's sentiment and say that a new season or two of good Futurama content would be well worth a few subsequent seasons of subpar episodes.  I stopped watching new Simpsons episodes (religiously, at least) a few years ago but that doesn't make me enjoy the episodes in my DVD collection any less.  I also think that the creators/writers on Futurama are talented enough to keep the show interesting for more than another season or two.  My only concern would be the team writing themselves into a corner, so to speak, believing that this reported movie commitment will be the last content ever produced only to have Fox pick up the series if/when  the movies are successful.

DrThunder88: I half-agree, half-disagree with your assessment of the Simpson's slide.  I believe the show hit its peak rather quickly during the Reiss-Jean seasons of 3 and 4 and was more or less able to maintain that level through the Mirkin, Oakley, and Weinstein years.  (Which takes us through season 8, I think.)  I'd agree that there was a slight (emphasis on slight) drop in quality during Mike Scully's tenure as show runner, but I'd argue there were still plenty of quality episodes during his first couple seasons.  The quality was really starting to drop off in seasons 11-12, and it didn’t really fall off the cliff in my eyes until season 13 or so when Jean began his second stint as exec producer.  (I’m not trying to assign credit/blame to any of these gentlemen, mind you, just using them as rough time gauges.)  Just the opinion of a random internet-geek.
PumaGirl

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« Reply #174 on: 02-01-2006 09:42 »

@NLL Just to say that I totally agree with your assessment of the Simpsons quality performance. Although I know this is slightly off-topic.

And I also think the Futurama crew would be more than capable to put together some more great shows!
Skyman

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« Reply #175 on: 02-01-2006 14:29 »

Yeah - if anyone can sustain the show for a long time (or manage the Fry-Leela relationship well) it's the Futurama writers. And it does seem like this show is more Matt Groening and David Cohen's 'baby' than Simpsons - I doubt they'll give up control and let it slide as much as Simpsons did.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #176 on: 02-01-2006 18:23 »

 
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Originally posted by ShaBuBu:

Also, DotheBartman, who took over the Simpsons for 4 years?

Mike Scully, seasons 9-12.  Currently (seasons 13+) the show is run by Al Jean.  Opinions on the time of decline differ obviously (notice NukeLaLoosh feels that the Jean episodes are the worst), but personally I always regard Scully's as the worst, and Jean's as imperfect but nonetheless mostly a return to form, and a return to it being a good/decent show again.

Either way, though, the point is The Simpsons changed a lot because of different showrunners every couple seasons or so.  Groening's always been involved on some level, but the style and quality still tends to change a lot with the changes in showrunner.  With Futurama it would (I'm guessing, anyway) be less of an issue because I get the impression that David Cohen would have been heavily involved til the end, so there's a reduced risk of someone who just doesn't get it taking it over.
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #177 on: 02-04-2006 15:10 »

Wasn't there some movie news website we grilled for giving us this news like a year ago? I think we should really apologize to them, they had so much foresight on this.
Prof. Wernstrum

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« Reply #178 on: 02-05-2006 08:10 »

 
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Originally posted by ShortRoundMcfly:
Wasn't there some movie news website we grilled for giving us this news like a year ago? I think we should really apologize to them, they had so much foresight on this.

You mean IMDb? The rumours of Futurama DVD movies have been around for ages, the point was that IMDb put up a page saying that a movie was confirmed for release in 2007 when at the time (and arguably still now) no such confirmation had been made. In particular, many PEELers were claiming the IMDb page as proof that the movie was on its way.

F is the 6th letter of the alphabet.
O is the 15th letter (1+5=6)
X is the 24th letter (2+4=6)

Hence, FOX = 666
LWR

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« Reply #179 on: 02-05-2006 16:30 »
« Last Edit on: 02-05-2006 16:30 »

When I learned about the 4 disc deal I quickly came back from the dead.  I can't wait for the dvds, please matt and david make them work faster and harder in making the movies.
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #180 on: 02-05-2006 16:45 »

 
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Originally posted by Prof. Wernstrum:
 You mean IMDb? The rumours of Futurama DVD movies have been around for ages, the point was that IMDb put up a page saying that a movie was confirmed for release in 2007 when at the time (and arguably still now) no such confirmation had been made. In particular, many PEELers were claiming the IMDb page as proof that the movie was on its way.


Not them, it was a place along the lines of "movienews.com". It was a little AICN rip-off that mostly spread comic book movie rumors. The said that they would release a wave of DVD's, I think he actually said four and he said it would be a new series.
Foxxy Gurl

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« Reply #181 on: 02-08-2006 17:53 »

OH BABY THIS IS THE COOLEST DAY I HAVE EVER HAD IN MY FUTURAMA LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I've seen Fry and Leela get married!
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #182 on: 02-11-2006 22:38 »

You've killed this thread
Rhodan

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« Reply #183 on: 02-12-2006 14:44 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
 Mike Scully, seasons 9-12.  Currently (seasons 13+) the show is run by Al Jean.  Opinions on the time of decline differ obviously (notice NukeLaLoosh feels that the Jean episodes are the worst), but personally I always regard Scully's as the worst, and Jean's as imperfect but nonetheless mostly a return to form, and a return to it being a good/decent show again.

Either way, though, the point is The Simpsons changed a lot because of different showrunners every couple seasons or so.  Groening's always been involved on some level, but the style and quality still tends to change a lot with the changes in showrunner.  With Futurama it would (I'm guessing, anyway) be less of an issue because I get the impression that David Cohen would have been heavily involved til the end, so there's a reduced risk of someone who just doesn't get it taking it over.

My thoughts exactly (and as a side note i think that best era of Simpsons was probably David Mirkin era -seasons 5 and 6). Futuram is indeed very different, probebly should stay fresh for another 6 or 7 seasons.   
Sal

Starship Captain
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« Reply #184 on: 02-12-2006 15:10 »

WOW! Possible Futurama movie, this is almost better than the possible Friends movies. Almost better.
TriggerHappyJim

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« Reply #185 on: 02-12-2006 15:19 »

What are you talking about man!

This is FAR better than some lame ass Friends movie!

Friends is boring. I'm sick of Friends and bringing it back would be terrible.

CMON BABY! 4 MORE MOVIES!
Sal

Starship Captain
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« Reply #186 on: 02-12-2006 15:25 »

Erm, I'm stuned. Someone on a Futurama Fansite would rather see a Futurama movie than a Friemds movie. Need I remind anyone on this forum that one of the Friends co-stars is David Schwimer (thats Ross).

Ofcourse everyone here wants to see a Freinds movie rather than a Futurama movie. Futurama finished gracfull and tied everything up. Frinds had some many storys left to tell. You should start to repect that if you want to remain welcome here.
TriggerHappyJim

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« Reply #187 on: 02-12-2006 15:29 »

Now that is bullshit. You have your wires crossed mate.

Or are you doing that deliberately? I'm no good at noticing sarcasm when it seems obvious.
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #188 on: 02-14-2006 00:51 »

Evidently...
loner
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« Reply #189 on: 02-14-2006 16:31 »

I think Futurama gets a lot less flak from critics than The Simpsons for the very reason that it was cut just as it was reaching a climax in quality, whereas the Simpsons has been running so long that, even for a writing team as talented as the folk at Simpsons, it became pretty hard to come up with fresh ideas each subsequent episode.

This news of four new Futurama _movies_ is fantastic, and I'm sure it'll work out great -- Futurama has always relied not just on comedy but on the kind of epic storylines you'd expect of any good science fiction novel, so the nerds on the Futurama writing staff should really be able to deliver the goods on them! And it would be great if this gets Futurama a spot back on the air. But all shows must come to an end some time, and I hope, when that day comes, that Futurama will be able to step down with grace.

Until then, I'll be waiting for those movies with great anticipation. :-)
greeneyes

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« Reply #190 on: 02-14-2006 21:53 »
« Last Edit on: 02-14-2006 21:53 »

Wow, this is a good day! I'm not going to get too excited though till it's offically offical. After that, I'm not going to go to anymore Futurama sites so that when I see the movies, it'll totally be a surpise about the story line. It'll be hard, but I want to be totally pumped up about it!
ecks

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« Reply #191 on: 02-14-2006 21:54 »
« Last Edit on: 02-14-2006 21:54 »

Wow.. FOUR movies... that's almost FIVE movies! Wow... I wonder what they will be about. Will they introduce new characters or just re-use the old ones. Hopefully we see a Robot Devil or Robot Santa one.

To FOX for cancelling futurama-

To FOX for making four movies-

To FOX for making the Family Guy movie-
soylentOrange

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« Reply #192 on: 02-14-2006 22:04 »

its kinda weird though.  we got that message from Billy West that the movies were a go... and then nothing after that.  We're back in radio blackout mode.  Come on F*x, make the danged movies official already!
commie detector

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« Reply #193 on: 02-14-2006 22:04 »

don't you realize that smileys show through spoilers?
SpaceCase

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« Reply #194 on: 02-14-2006 23:32 »

 
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Originally posted by soylentOrange:
its kinda weird though.  we got that message from Billy West that the movies were a go... and then nothing after that.  We're back in radio blackout mode.  Come on F*x, make the danged movies official already!
Remember, we are talking about F*x here...
What? You want 'em too make sense?  confused
 
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Originally posted by commie detector:
don't you realize that smileys show through spoilers?
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Obviously not...  roll eyes
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Aristobulus

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« Reply #195 on: 02-14-2006 23:43 »

 
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Originally posted by soylentOrange:
its kinda weird though.  we got that message from Billy West that the movies were a go... and then nothing after that.  We're back in radio blackout mode.  Come on F*x, make the danged movies official already!

West only said that they'd be making it in the summer, not that they'd be released in the summer.

Thus, it's safe to assume no work has yet to be put into actually creating the movies, so there's no announcement aside from that.

As for the content of the movies, of course I'd like there to be some shipper stuff but..I'd also like there to be something that *sticks*, and I don't mean in a mental sense to the person who watched the movie.

I mean, I hope for something that stays as a constant and true after the movie - let me use an example to show what I mean.

In 'The Sting'..by the end of it, Leela really should've been apprecating herself, her life, and Fry all the more. She seems to, but only in that episode. By the very next episode, it feels like that never happened. She's just as reckless about her life, and doesn't seem to be any closer to Fry than before.

It's kindof awkward, to say the least.
ShaBuBu
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« Reply #196 on: 02-15-2006 22:02 »

That is why the Sting should have been the final, it was a much more organised and funny episode.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #197 on: 02-16-2006 11:54 »

I would just like to say that with these movies on DVD coming out, Futurama isn't over.  It's only just begun!  I'll be happy with whatever the plots of the movies are. 
HW

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« Reply #198 on: 02-18-2006 12:55 »

 
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Originally posted by Sal:
Ofcourse everyone here wants to see a Freinds movie rather than a Futurama movie. Futurama finished gracfull and tied everything up. Frinds had some many storys left to tell. You should start to repect that if you want to remain welcome here.

NNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOO with Friends! BBOOOOOOOO!
Death with FRIENDS! Hail Futurama!


SpaceCase

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« Reply #199 on: 02-19-2006 14:25 »

 
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Originally posted by Sal:
... Someone on a Futurama Fansite would rather see a Futurama movie than a Friemds movie. &#8230;
Of course everyone here wants to see a Friends movie rather than a Futurama movie. Futurama finished gracfull and tied everything up...
LOOK! There&#8217;s smoke coming out of my sarcasm detector!  big grin
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