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totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #80 on: 01-20-2006 17:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
A futurama movie probably wouldn't last 2-3 hours. It would probably only be given an hour and a half. Which would make 4 movies equal about 12 episodes which is less then 1 season.

You're basing this on what? Anything billed as "feature length" seems to be longer than Bender's extenso-matic arms.
Gopher

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« Reply #81 on: 01-20-2006 17:31 »
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response to TNUK
1) That's not what happened with Family Guy; if anything, starting with the DVD movie Fox gave the show a much looser reign than when it was on the air the first time. When futurama (and family guy) were on, the network didn't "get" it, and they didn't have any concrete figures they could point at and say "this proves it's good"  They wouldn't bring it back at all if they hadn't been convinced by now that, whether they get it or not, it IS good. So IF it happens at all, I wouldn't worry TOO much about fox interfering with it.

Venus addressed #3, but otherwise I agree. I'd be VERY surprised if any contract were to emerge that COMMITTED to 4 movies up-front, there'd almost certainly be some clause allowing them to scrap it after the first (or even BEFORE the first). So caution is still certainly warranted.

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Animated movies almost NEVEr last more than 80-100 minutes. Few disney movies are even 90, and nobody spends money on animation like Disney does. Certainly not Fox.
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« Reply #82 on: 01-20-2006 17:31 »

damn, and i said i would give my left arm for a futurama movie.
well i better get the saw...
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« Reply #83 on: 01-20-2006 17:32 »
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Now that it's been mentioned it does sound like Star Trek.. They only have at least 6 movies...That I've seen.. Futhermore, anyone who does download illegally will be sought after by me and a small army of 10 thousand others who will slowly kill you, and [comic book guy] I myself will sadly have to break out my mint condition Star Wars lighsaber remake, and use it on your asses[/comic book guy]
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« Reply #84 on: 01-20-2006 17:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
A futurama movie probably wouldn't last 2-3 hours. It would probably only be given an hour and a half. Which would make 4 movies equal about 12 episodes which is less then 1 season.

idk aboot that. how long was the family guy movie? dont try and kill our exitement

DotheBartman

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« Reply #85 on: 01-20-2006 18:13 »

It's already been suggested, but since four movies is kind of a weird number I get the feeling they might be planning on later splitting up the movies into multi-part episodes.  With three or four episodes in each movie, they could probably officially syndicate the show once all the movies were out (I think they need something like 85, versus the 72 now).  I almost hope they don't do it this way though since I want the movies to flow well.

But anyway.....awesome news regardless.  I can't wait to nerdishly buy each one the morning of release.
CrapBag

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« Reply #86 on: 01-20-2006 19:44 »

oh ya, im reserving them or getting up at midnight, or what ever i got to do in order to be the first one to have them
Jay

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« Reply #87 on: 01-20-2006 19:52 »

This is fantastic news!  Now we have definitive confirmation that Futurama IS back in some form.  These movies can't come out soon enough.
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« Reply #88 on: 01-20-2006 20:52 »

I agree with CrapBag, Jay, and DoTheBartman
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« Reply #89 on: 01-20-2006 21:13 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
It's already been suggested, but since four movies is kind of a weird number I get the feeling they might be planning on later splitting up the movies into multi-part episodes.

*sigh* That's not what I wanted to see happen at all, but it does make sense.

Like most everyone else, I've calmed down a bit and am now waiting to hear from Groening, Cohen, or F*X for proper confirmation.  One thing I'll be curious to learn is how the movies will be organized.  Obviously there's got to be some form of continuity tying them all together, but I wonder if they'll be like the Star Wars saga in the sense that all four movies explore one major story arc.
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« Reply #90 on: 01-20-2006 22:09 »

On that note, I still think it would be super cool if the first movie ended with a "To Be Continued...." ala Back to the Future.
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« Reply #91 on: 01-21-2006 00:11 »

There are those who said this day would never come. What are they to say now?

"Don't cry because it's gone, smile because it happened"-Dr. Suess
"Was there ever really much hope for Futurama?"
"Only a fools hope."
"More!
"There are no more, and there never will be."
"Long has Lord Groening forseen this."
"Foreseen and done nothing."
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« Reply #92 on: 01-21-2006 02:46 »

Oh they're still around, doubting, thinking that it's a long time before July/August and then before the actual movies are released.  (I myself have doubts - but not doubts about the information from Mr. West - rather doubts about my own sanity that this is actually happening - maybe I'm in a mental hospital somewhere and this reality is just running through my drug addled brain...)
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« Reply #93 on: 01-21-2006 03:09 »

 
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Originally posted by ShortRoundMcfly:
There are those who said this day would never come. What are they to say now?

"...I need a weapon."

Sorry, best Halo 2 quote to respond to your Halo 2 quote with that I could come up with on short notice.
Rhodan

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« Reply #94 on: 01-21-2006 10:10 »

Well, simply fantastic! whatever theyīll be real movies or couple of new episodes, it īll be great. By the way, why the information disappered from CGEF?
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« Reply #95 on: 01-21-2006 10:13 »

Jesus dude! Four?! Awesome!!!!!

Hmmm... This may be better than bringing back the series because they can make a really good plot line with lots of cool effects, and then they can keep Fry and Leela together for all you shippy people, instead of coming up with a cheap excuse to separate them again.

Oh let this rumour be true!
Eruonen

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« Reply #96 on: 01-21-2006 10:56 »

This is the best news I've heard in my entire life! (Well, that's slightly exaggerated)
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« Reply #97 on: 01-21-2006 11:41 »

It shouldn't be!
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« Reply #98 on: 01-21-2006 11:52 »
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Originally posted by Rhodan:
By the way, why the information disappered from CGEF?

I didn't think the information was ever on CGEF.    confused  The only thing I noticed was that the comments have been disabled for half the news entries on the front page.
Rhodan

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« Reply #99 on: 01-21-2006 12:19 »

Yes, it was. But couple hours later there was just "President of FBC" as last again.
RabidPixy

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« Reply #100 on: 01-21-2006 13:08 »

Now I can finally stop watching Nasty's DVD over and over again. There something new coming!

Although this doesmean that I probably won't be able to tear Nasty away from his T.V. for a month or so.

But still... WHOOOOO!
Cleansingfire

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« Reply #101 on: 01-21-2006 13:43 »

About the movies and series equivalency:

Anything "feature length" is at least one hour, from opening sequence to credits. Assuming a length of one and a half hours (longer than the Family Guy movie, but fairly average and probable), each movie will have four episodes (each of around 22 minutes, as the series always was - I'm assuming our DVD movies won't have ads). Given there are four movies, that's 16 episodes. The average Futurama season was 18 episodes, so that's not much of a stretch, especially given the first season was only 13 episodes. I'd say four movies makes one season fairly well!

So, I thnik it's not unfair to say they chose four movies because they could then make them as episodes and just run them together to make a movie, as was done with "Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story". Then they could televise it as a series to promote it, or to promote a new season. Yay!
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« Reply #102 on: 01-21-2006 14:23 »

So, this would mean there would be four production seasons and four movies, but, to Fox, six broadcast seasons after the four movies are done. Damn Fox's preempties! Confusing people so, if the movies are done in "Family Guy Form", there would be two more broadcast seasons than there are production seasons.
parasite?

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« Reply #103 on: 01-21-2006 18:33 »

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm........ I'm bursting with joy, doubt, disbelief, among other things. I really don't even know how to feel or what to type. I'll be back.


For reals?

Someone tell me how to feel <cry>
Kryten

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« Reply #104 on: 01-22-2006 13:02 »

Isn't this like, the tenth time Billy West has reported something like this?

I'll believe it when I see something OFFICIAL.
mookie427

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« Reply #105 on: 01-22-2006 13:20 »

^hopefully soon^
parasite?

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« Reply #106 on: 01-22-2006 17:15 »

Yeah, I looked on fox and fox movies and saw no conformation. Still waiting.
Arkan

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« Reply #107 on: 01-22-2006 18:34 »

My eyes literally welled up with tears when I read this thread. Then I started hyperventilating. I've calmed down a bit now, and I'm just hoping to see some confirmation soon. But in the meantime...
 smile smile smile  love love love
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« Reply #108 on: 01-22-2006 20:28 »

I hope they dont cock it up like they did with a few of Season 4's episodes. I want Bender to be how he acted in seas 1 and 2... not the crying girl he became.

I hope they keep the same crew.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #109 on: 01-22-2006 22:30 »

Do I believe that they're are gonna make 4 Futurama movies? Mainly yes. However I'm the kind of person who needs to see it to believe it. I see nothing but an email from Billy West and this could all just be a big lie. Which I'm sure it's not but you never know. 4 movies? Huh I was just etching for one.
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« Reply #110 on: 01-22-2006 23:07 »

Yeah I agree with Kryten and Spacedall.  Billy West has jumped the gun before, this could just be another let down.  Its probably not a lie, but that doesnt mean its the truth.  Until I hear a f*x official say something involving the words "futurama" and "is back" I wont be convinced, especially since a f*x official just said not too long ago that there have been no futurama negotiations.
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« Reply #111 on: 01-22-2006 23:16 »

If you're going to call them Fux, don't censor it out, that's just stupid.
Gopher

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« Reply #112 on: 01-23-2006 00:17 »

I think he was just censoring the word "fox" implying their very name is an obscenity, not actually calling them fux. I may be wrong tho.
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« Reply #113 on: 01-23-2006 00:49 »

That was my impression as well.  It's why I do it, anyway.

 
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Originally posted by Rhodan:
Yes, it was. But couple hours later there was just "President of FBC" as last again.

Hmmm.  Well, regardless, I'm taking this as a good sign.  They're probably waiting for official confirmation (which I'm hoping will appear soon now that the weekend is over) before they acknowledge that Mr. West is right or... miscommunicating.
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« Reply #114 on: 01-23-2006 00:53 »

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« Reply #115 on: 01-23-2006 02:48 »

 
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Originally posted by JBERGES:
Bah, I was already cautiously optimistic... so I suppose I'm now... uh... recklessly optimistic?

Outlook cop: Excuse me, sir.  Do you know optimistic you were being back there?
JBERGES: I don't know...cautiously optimistic?
Outlook cop: Sir, I caught you being recklessly optimistic in a moderate cynicism zone.  That amounts to criminally negligent optimism.
JBERGES: What?  I thought it was a no pessimism zone!
Outlook cop: Hey, just be glad I don't write you for being maiciously optimistic.
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« Reply #116 on: 01-23-2006 04:48 »

 
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Originally posted by i_c_weiner:
...Damn Fox's preempties! Confusing people so,...

I don't give a rat's ass. I'm so Futurama-starved that I bought the Futurama game without having a PS2 in order to extract the video from it so I could have one more Futurama episode. GIVE ME THE MOVIES ALREADY!!!
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« Reply #117 on: 01-23-2006 08:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Gopher:
I think he was just censoring the word "fox" implying their very name is an obscenity, not actually calling them fux. I may be wrong tho.

exactly.  After all, their name IS an obscenity
asimov

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« Reply #118 on: 01-23-2006 10:19 »

did anyone else get hit by a ray of light from the sky's? *holds back tears* this is unbeleivable....i can't handle this i'm off to speculate the plots over a coca.
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« Reply #119 on: 01-23-2006 14:01 »
« Last Edit on: 01-23-2006 14:01 »

Oh yeah! Oh yeah!

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