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PEE Poll: The Future for Futurama
4 New Futurama Movies   -6 (17.1%)
4 New Futurama Seasons   -29 (82.9%)
Total Voters: 35

H. G. Blob

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« on: 02-05-2006 01:48 »

Personally I want 4 new seasons. Comparing the Family Guy movie to the new season of Family Guy, I would be more likely to buy the new season. But the choice is now up to you guys. Vote Now!!
Blane

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« Reply #1 on: 02-05-2006 01:51 »

Movies, hands down. See the movies thread for my various rants about why movies would be better
H. G. Blob

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« Reply #2 on: 02-05-2006 01:56 »

But like I said in the movies thread, I think you under estimate the writers on the show.
Blane

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« Reply #3 on: 02-05-2006 02:22 »

Can you imagine what fry and leela would have to go through to be together (as in both liking each other) but apart untill the final episode?!
mookie427

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« Reply #4 on: 02-05-2006 05:58 »

 
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Originally posted by Blane:
Can you imagine what fry and leela would have to go through to be together (as in both liking each other) but apart untill the final episode?!


that is really my thoughts as well-4 movies would be better than four whole seasons-and, also, the writers might run out of entertaining plot ideas, so the episodes could just become mindless. And think how long it would take 4 whole seasons to finish airing and eventually come out on DVD....

4 movies all the way!
Blane

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« Reply #5 on: 02-05-2006 06:06 »

as much as i respect your post, i think you voted for the wrong one.

Still only one vote for movies and now theres another for seasons! ohwell, you want the movies so your still cool
germanfryfan

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« Reply #6 on: 02-05-2006 18:11 »
« Last Edit on: 02-05-2006 18:11 »

I'd take everything, that's for sure.

I think that one new season would be nicer than one movie though. Simply because I believe the 21.5 minutes stories fit better into the plotline than a whole lenght movie would, but I will see if it is that way when it/they eventually will be released.

However, Fans! Would you rather have 1 new season of Futurama or a Feature Length Movie? (I have to admit it may be a little out of date, but whatever)
soylentOrange

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« Reply #7 on: 02-05-2006 19:05 »

i'd rather see new seasons.  Futurama has enough potential in it that it could last for quite awhile before getting stale.  Anyway, with luck, we may not have to decide.  If the movies do well there's a chance that fox might bring back the series, and then we'd have both!
Skyman

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« Reply #8 on: 02-05-2006 22:54 »

I'd prefer the seasons simply for the quantity - one season is about equivalent to four movies in length. If it was a choice between one season or 4 movies, I might pick the movies, but 4 vs. 4 I've gotta go with the seasons.

And even if they start running out of ideas, the writers are good enough to produce at least 2 or 3 more high-quality seasons I think.
mookie427

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« Reply #9 on: 02-06-2006 01:34 »
« Last Edit on: 02-06-2006 01:34 »

i think that 2 or 3 seasons would be a good idea-not 4, as 4 seasons would be pushing the boundaries of the writers imaginations a bit, even if they are absolutely brilliant....

what if they make 2 movies and 2/3 seasons? See what the writers are capable of!
futurefreak

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« Reply #10 on: 02-06-2006 02:39 »

heh, "The Future for Futurama" is like a rip-off of the petition to Save Futurama back in the day called "A Future for Futurama" which i essentially rip-offed in a persuasive paper of mine called "Esousing a Future for Futurama"...ah memories

 
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Originally posted by Blane:
Movies, hands down. See the movies thread for my various rants about why movies would be better
you just broke my heart  frown

4 seasons definitely. you know how many crazy plot possibilities there are? movies are nice, but you don't get that variety that you get with episodes, even if they are 22 min

Blane

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« Reply #11 on: 02-06-2006 03:00 »

If i could have it anyway i liked, i would have 2 - 3 new seasons, then then a moive length finale to finish off the series. I just think that a 22 minute episode wouldn't be enough as far as endings are concerned. Although devils hands was a good kind of open ended ending, the only thing it really dealt with was fry/leela and even now we still don't know if they got together or not.

I'd love new episodes as much as the next (or previous) person, but i would given the 2 options, i think that the writers could definatly do a movie(s) justice and smash "cartoon movie = teh suck" conitations brought about by other crappy cartoon movies.

Also i think that the poll is unfair: 4 movies is roughly 1 season length wise and yet the other option is 4 new seasons. Even after the family guy movie they only made another 2 seasons (i think this is right, but im not a huge family guy fan so im not sure.).
It hasn't even been offically comfirmed that their making the movies yet and all of a sudden we're talking about the series being doubled?!

Like i said before, i think that a great show like Futurama deserves a great ending/finale, and im just not sure that this would happen in 22 minutes. But obviously i would prefer 4 new seasons so long as the finale was a movie length special or a 2 or 3 part special.

Last word: I do have faith in the writers that they could pull of a 4 movie saga, however doubling the series in length without even a small slide in quality? They are good, but i would really hate to see futurama befall the same fate as the simpsons.

AND...I'm sorry Randi! For you:

Super glue for a super person!
BenderNeedBooze

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« Reply #12 on: 02-06-2006 03:13 »

I gotta go with the seasons, i mean comon, 4 whole years of futurama

PS: Super glue to the rescue!
futurefreak

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« Reply #13 on: 02-06-2006 03:20 »

lol, i used super glue the other day in a haste when i broke something at work that needed to be shipped out  big grin

ok then, so if the options were 4 new movies vs 1 new season (which does make it equal time-wise like you said) which would you rather have? that one is a bit tougher to answer, but i think i'd still have to choose a new season. nothing beats the anticipation I felt Sunday nights at 6:59 pm, tape in the recorder and my finger hovering over the "record" button on my remote...not only does 1 season have variety, but it lasts a long time when aired on TV (as opposed to buying the season, or is this poll about buying the season as opposed to buying a movie? then i'm not sure, but i still like the season idea)

and yes, unfortunately most of us know from experience that cartoons turned movies suck, that's probably why some of us chose season over movie heh...it's not futurama's fault, just the fauly of cartoon movies' past

yeah, i would worry of futurama getting stale like simpsons with 4 new seasons. but even if say, there was 1 season of meh episodes, you still got 3 seasons of good episodes...and that's good enough for me...

i don't think i could really dislike futurama like i did at one point with simpsons...even "That's Lobstertainment!" had its moments (though few) for me. Simpsons is actually ok now tho. Ironically enough it was when Groening was torn between Simpsons and Futurama that made the Simpsons suck bad.
Blane

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« Reply #14 on: 02-06-2006 03:32 »

Yeah, i have to admit that it would be a lot more fun waiting for the new eps every week!
But then again, we could be sitting in front of the tv for 8 hours straight watching the movies.
I'm now in 2 minds atm about 4 movies or another season. But like i've said in other threads, my biggest fear is that they leave whatever they decide to do open ended pending a decision to make more based on rating/dvd sales, then deciding not to bother.
As you can probably tell i'm hanging out for a good good good ending! But hopefully thats as far away as possible at this stage.

And its good to see that matty had his priorities in order!

Ps, on the subject of super glue i read somewhere that this guy commited suicide once by super gluing his nose and mouth shut, now woudln't that be terrible?
liability

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« Reply #15 on: 02-06-2006 08:15 »

both realy i love the fact that there are alredy 72 episodes but i want some more
cople of movies
lots more seasons
TriggerHappyJim

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« Reply #16 on: 02-06-2006 08:32 »

They should do 4 more season simply to prove all you fools who constantly misunderestimate the writers wrong.

I don't watch the Simpsons but I gather that there were a lot of good episodes up to about season 8.

And Futurama is set in SPACE! Think of all the crazy stuff they can do that the Simpsons can't.

Don't misunderestimate the writers.
Dave B

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« Reply #17 on: 02-06-2006 08:41 »

4 seasons for sure!!!! The episodes are great and make up the Futurama we all love so why not carry it on!!! A movie would be cool but episodes in 4 new seasons would be ebetter, but frankly any new futurama footage would be appreciated by me, as I would like anything Futurama which is new!!! I mean why moan about what exact new footage we want when we are desperate for any (hence the Futurama revival topics) so my personal opinion is that beggars can't be choosers as I will be happy with anything new from the Futurama show  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!

Frisco17

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« Reply #18 on: 02-06-2006 11:24 »

Seasons just because that means more stuff
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #19 on: 02-06-2006 11:27 »

Personally, I would like it to come back either way.  New episodes or new movies.  Both would be fine with me, just as long as it comes back!
Kryten

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« Reply #20 on: 02-06-2006 13:55 »

I'd go with the movies. Better chance of keeping up the quality.
Crackenspine

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« Reply #21 on: 02-06-2006 15:07 »

I say Seasons, in every 20 minute episode, they manage to fit quite alot in. In a 90 minute film, they could either fit tons of small storys, which could get irriating, or they could make one long story, which would get boring. Yeah, my train of thought derailed quite a while back.

I still say Seasons
Yardstick2006

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« Reply #22 on: 02-06-2006 16:25 »

Both.
CrapBag

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« Reply #23 on: 02-06-2006 17:34 »

4 more seasons would be a lot more entertaining
Blane

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« Reply #24 on: 02-06-2006 17:45 »
« Last Edit on: 02-06-2006 17:45 »

I still think that the poll is wrong, its basically asking "would you like 8 more hours of futurama footage or 24 mores hours of it?" It really should be 4 movies vs 1 season.

Also, we're not underestimating the writers, theres only so far a show like futurama can go before it inevidable happens. I mean, one of the reasons the simpsons has such longevity is because nothing advances in the show, after 300++ episodes their all still the exact same age, with the same jobs, and married to the same people when the show started. It's not that often that theres a episode where something carries over to the rest of the series, i mean they only really killed off maude to get a heap of episodes about flanders dating other women.

However with futurama everything in the show progresses and in the end, we're left with a lot of unfinished story lines that are leading up to a not too far off ending. I can also see a nibbler/fry/leela saving the world plot for the movie with all the things said by nibbler in the why of fry about "the other" etc, but i guess they movies could be about anything. We also all know that fry and leela can't get together untill pretty much the absolute end and if devils hands had gone on another few minutes they probably would of. How the writers could keep them apart for another 72 episodes i just don't know.

"Seinfeld" is often called the greatest show ever and one of the reasons this might be is because Jerry didn't want the quality of it to slide so much that he turned down an offer of $5,000,000 US per episode for a 10th season because he knew that it just wouldn't be up to the same quality as the rest of the series.
But then again he is a Scientologist
futurefreak

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« Reply #25 on: 02-06-2006 19:03 »

wow I didn't know that, that bastard! and besides that, how dare he turn down that much money! that's all the stars like $_$

What I liked about Seinfeld is that it progressively got better with each season. I think the last few seasons were the funniest!

And yeah I remember when Bart was told he wouldn't pass 4th grade or whatever...how long ago was that, 10, 12 years ago?  tongue
Benders_Fan

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« Reply #26 on: 02-06-2006 19:14 »

I'd like to see a full length Futurama Movie.not 4 new seasons not 4 new movies a regular length movie.
Blane

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« Reply #27 on: 02-06-2006 19:39 »

Haha exactly. That test he had to pass was like the end of year test, not to mention the various christmas episodes. Those kids should have jobs and be in their 20's by now!! I think the reason homer and marge have stayed together so long is because if they got divorced homer would have to pay an eternity of child support. =P

@B_F: Like i said before, IMO i think that if they did it well, and i mean really well 1 more season with a movie length finale would be super, but i still can't see how the writers could keep leela and fry apart anymore after the finale of last season without it being silly. One part of me agrees with you in saying you only want 1 movie but the other part of me just can't bring myself to say that i would rather 1 futurama movie than 4! (Are these 4 movies going to be a series of movies or 4 seperate ones?!) If they are a series then 4 probably is a bit much for 1 animated adventure and if their all seperate random adventures that would be teh gay.

Anyway, in accordance with Dave B: Any futurama is good futurama!* We probably should all be so picky. I'm sure we'll love anything that comes our way.

* "That's Lobstertainment" excluded
commie detector

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« Reply #28 on: 02-06-2006 21:39 »
« Last Edit on: 02-06-2006 21:39 »

 
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Originally posted by futurefreak:
4 seasons definitely. you know how many crazy plot possibilities there are? movies are nice, but you don't get that variety that you get with episodes, even if they are 22 min


exactly! I don't know why anyone wouldn't want 4 more seasons! think about why you love Futurama!!! the first 4 seasons! 4 more! twice the memories! and I don't think they ran out of plot lines! they seemed pretty fresh up until "The Devil's Hands"! So, in an overwhelming amount of loveness, 4 seasons(heh, that is a band from like the 70s) would definitely be better! exclamtion point!

edit: also, Benders_Fan.... it would be 4 full-length movies.... so you are saying that yu only want 1 movie and not 4?!
Blane

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« Reply #29 on: 02-06-2006 23:16 »

Think about it! 4 seasons is roughly 13.2 full length (2 hours aprox) movies and yet we're being asked if we would rather 4 seasons to just 4 movies. The question is silly! Of course most people will just answer the 4 seasons because its just way way way longer than 4 movies. I'm sure most people are just thinking "I mean if we doubled the series, yes the quality might slide towards the end, but wouldn't it be worth it for all the good episodes we'd get?". Answer instead if you would rather 4 movies or one more season as their roughly the same length in hours. Would you rather the show have a 22 minute ending, generally focusing on 1 main sub plot of the show winding up or would you prefer the series to go out with a quartet of full length movies, encapsulating most things that went before them and wrapping everything up with a nice pink bow on top?

However, with that said i'm still undecided about which i would want. 1 extra season would probably be more fun to watch etc, and have a few more crazy adventures, and 15 episodes (roughly a season) would be a lot better to watch the 3rd or 4th time around. But i just don't think that you would get the same depth as a movie(s) and the series wouldn't end with a question mark hanging above a lot of things.

Oh and CommieD, you might want to hunt down a guy called "Demigod" he stole your avy!
H. G. Blob

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« Reply #30 on: 02-07-2006 00:38 »

I understand what you mean. But most people have been talking about 4 new seasons/movies in the other thread. So thats what I based to poll on.

I could have given options like "3 movies/seasons or 1 movie/season" etc. But the aurgument from the "4 new movies" thread wouldnt of been resolved. And I know its not resolved now since the poll is a little esoteric.
Blane

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« Reply #31 on: 02-07-2006 07:36 »

Don't be silly H.G. Blob! A poll isn't food.
(crappy family guy joke, don't hate me guys i don't even like the show! I've just been trapped into marathons of it at friends places!)
danny_ask123

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« Reply #32 on: 02-07-2006 15:34 »

hi,im new to the fourms. but just like to say that i think that it would be better if they meke about 2 or 3 movies and about 2 or 3 seasons
commie detector

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« Reply #33 on: 02-07-2006 17:27 »
« Last Edit on: 02-07-2006 17:27 »

Welcome to The World of Tomorrow!, er... PEEL... enjoy your stay Danny    smile

and, yea Blane.... 4 movies vs. 1 season is more realistic.... yet some psycos still want 4 movies over 4 seasons.....  hmpf
Foxxy Gurl

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« Reply #34 on: 02-07-2006 23:08 »

NEW SEASONS! NEW SEASONS NEW SEASONS NEW SEASONS NEW SEASONS NEW SEASONS NEW SEASONS NEW SEASONS
H. G. Blob

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« Reply #35 on: 02-09-2006 02:49 »

Bump. I want to hear more opinions. To give the movies a but more something, lets just say that the special features in the movies will contain one on one interviews with all cast and crew.

And a secret episode which will never air or be on the season discs.
Kingpomba
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« Reply #36 on: 02-09-2006 05:15 »

i would go for 4 seasons but i worry it would get stale and not even funny like the simpsons
Aristobulus

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« Reply #37 on: 02-09-2006 09:20 »

Personally I'd rather have a new season or two, but a movie as closure.

Since I just don't feel good closure can come from a 22 minute episode.
danny_ask123

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« Reply #38 on: 02-09-2006 14:23 »

i would love to have movie's but if i had to chose i would have to pick the seasons
H. G. Blob

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« Reply #39 on: 02-13-2006 03:44 »

Even with the extras that are only exclusive to the movies? Ok.
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