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rkbentley

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« Reply #200 on: 02-12-2002 14:49 »

Great, so the Region 1 DVD set of all eps of Futurama, Angel, Buffy, Family Guy, Farscape (hey almost all the same network! go fig!) will be out by what....3000 AD?
AstroZombie

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« Reply #201 on: 02-12-2002 14:51 »

Well I started this thread and it looks like my fears have been confirmed.

 frown

I'm too numb to post anything other than that I agree with marc, we need to wait and act calmly what to do next.

BuffDaddy

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« Reply #202 on: 02-12-2002 14:53 »

Noo, that can't be true, I'm having a terrible nightmare, yes,...nightmare.
Seriously, if there's anything I can do from Germany I'll do it. Just tell me...
aslate

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« Reply #203 on: 02-12-2002 14:56 »

And they have the nerve to tease us with these new episodes and then not tell us that anything is happening (If the rumours are true of course)
VelourFog

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« Reply #204 on: 02-12-2002 14:59 »

 
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Originally posted by jasonlevine:
 That'd be me.  (Herc's been a fan of the show and I thought I'd alert him.  'Course I should have known his mailbox would be overflowing with reports.)


hi jason,
I'm up on the AICN.  Good job getting posted and junk.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #205 on: 02-12-2002 15:00 »

It feel like something has been stolen from me and now a part of me is missing, I wish this was just a bad dream and that when I wake up it will all be fine again.
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #206 on: 02-12-2002 15:01 »

well , this really ruin days
SpacemanSpiff

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« Reply #207 on: 02-12-2002 15:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Javier Lopez:
well , this really ruin days

wrong. weeks. the word you've been searching was weeks.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #208 on: 02-12-2002 15:06 »

Life, it's scared me for life.
KENNEDY

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« Reply #209 on: 02-12-2002 15:07 »

When i went to cgef i thought it was down...then i read the text........
jasonlevine

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« Reply #210 on: 02-12-2002 15:14 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
 hi jason,
I'm up on the AICN.  Good job getting posted and junk.

Thanks.  Just wish I was posting better news.

I just realized that, without Futurama, I can count the TV shows I care about on one hand:  Justice League, Smallville (it's starting to get better and I'm a sucker for anything "Superman" related), Friends, Providence (something my wife got me hooked on), and Farscape (IMHO tied as the best show on TV with Futurama).  Sure I'll watch other shows but if I miss them I don't really care.  Fox just severed any reason for me to keep watching their station.
ShineyMetal@$$

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« Reply #211 on: 02-12-2002 15:16 »
« Last Edit on: 02-12-2002 15:16 »

What the hell, I have no purpose in life if Futurama goes.

 
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Originally posted by Sarge:
3) Where has Nurdbot been lately?

3)Throwing an baka at FOx anime-style.
Torquemada

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« Reply #212 on: 02-12-2002 15:33 »

:brief moment of lucidity:

While there is determination and resolve in the hearts and minds of fans, there is hope. When one person drops a pebble into a pond there are ripples, when 100 people drop pebbles into a pond there are 100 ripples. When those 100 people band together to drop the mother of all rocks into a pond there will be a tsunami.

Together we can change the world, and what do we want to change? This needs no answer as we all know. Only give up hope when there is nothing to hope for.

*returns to sharpening knives*

:vacant look of the unhinged:
DrThunder88

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« Reply #213 on: 02-12-2002 15:47 »

Alas and alack, it looks like the only show I'll be watching from now is "Law and Order."
cellery

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« Reply #214 on: 02-12-2002 15:55 »

Well, Fox is no help as expected. Last year, I got a more positive response along the lines of "We've renewed it for next season, don't worry." This year...

Tony -

We have enough episodes in the can for another season.  Beyond that, we'll see.

Best,

Scott Grogin


BTW, he's the press contact for Fox Broadcasting. Time to get out the stamps and envelopes!
slimmyCGEF

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« Reply #215 on: 02-12-2002 16:00 »

Ok, I need your help, I need some sort of standerized letter to fox, for the people who for some reason can't write it themselves, if you are a good writer, email your letter at andie@gotfuturama.com for review  smile
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #216 on: 02-12-2002 16:18 »
« Last Edit on: 02-12-2002 16:18 by totalnerduk »

Sorry for putting it here, but my email is not working: Draft letter to FOX execs.

Dear FOX

I was shocked and dismayed by the sudden announcement that Futurama was not to be renewed for a fifth production season. This show is one of my favourites, and the only TV show besides The Simpsons which has managed to keep my interest over the past few years.

I have since been reading the vast wealth of online material available to Futurama fans, and noticed that there are large communities of international fans, including myself, and several of my friends. These communities are a vast pool of potential revenue for FOX, especially regarding DVD and merchandising sales.  It is my understanding that FOX has made a large amount of money out of The Simpsons, and all it’s related merchandising, videos and DVDs.

As an animated show it is understandable that Futurama may be mistaken for childrens entertainment, but I have found that it is an intelligent adult comedy, with an eye towards the same sense of twisted irony that made the Simpsons such a success. Unfortunately, this wonderful wit has not been, in my opinion, properly showcased. Futurama has been pre-empted for American Football and other sporting events, time after time. This has led to FOX having built up a store of episodes which, to dat, remain unaired.

The timeslot at which Futurama was allowed to air in the USA was not a worthy viewing time for the show, and it is therefore no surprise that the ratings have been low. Also, the fact that the show was pre-empted on numerous occasions has not been helpful.

I therefore wish to register my disapproval of the way that the show has been treated, and to respectfully request on behalf of myself and the international fan and online community that Futurama be re-instated in a regular midweek primetime slot. A fifth season should also be commissioned. FOX have at their disposal the vast potential for revenue from merchandising and DVD boxed sets, sales of which have been extremely high and eagerly anticipated.

Futurama is a great potential profit center for your company, and I wish you the best of luck in making money out of the continued success of the show, in the assumption that as a company, you will take the time to reconsider your decision, and renew the series.

Thankyou for your time in reading this letter.

Yours

Your name here.
Sarge

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« Reply #217 on: 02-12-2002 17:18 »

Change "fifth season" to "fifth production season" & it will make more sense.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #218 on: 02-12-2002 17:19 »

One thing that everyone can do is make sure they spread the word, word gets around and there nothing quit like news travelling via word of mouth. Tell everyone, post at other chat sites you go to, tell your friends and get them to at least sign the petition.
Sarge

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« Reply #219 on: 02-12-2002 17:21 »

Rodney King-"Can't we all just get along?!"
Binder

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« Reply #220 on: 02-12-2002 17:29 »

I signed that petition on petitiononline an hour ago as number 80 and not even an hour later it's at 2100! If this keeps up it could reach the millions!
Chump

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« Reply #221 on: 02-12-2002 18:46 »

I think he may be chasing fox executives with his various misspelt ninga weapons.
futurefreak

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« Reply #222 on: 02-12-2002 19:23 »

just another depressing thing in my meaningless pathetic life
futurefreak

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« Reply #223 on: 02-12-2002 19:25 »

btw, welcome to PEEL rkbentley
futurefreak

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« Reply #224 on: 02-12-2002 19:26 »

you too cellery. welcome
sor

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« Reply #225 on: 02-12-2002 20:00 »

I have watched Futurama off and on... then when I get into it they cancel it... damn I have bad luck!
iliketowankalot

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« Reply #226 on: 02-12-2002 20:12 »

This sucks serious ass, I am pissed off and too depressed to even wank, but its not a major shock cos I suspected the reason Fox cut last season short was so they could drag the remaining season 3 episodes and season 4 into 2 more seasons and kill the show
Garbage Picker

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« Reply #227 on: 02-12-2002 20:32 »

those bastards. dirty rotton bastards. if they do this, it will be one of the worst mistakes ever made by fox. those bastards. But NONE OF US WILL STAND FOR THIS. those bastards. (if something like this was already posted im sorry.) those bastards.
Binder

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« Reply #228 on: 02-12-2002 20:44 »

WOW! The petition at http://www.petitiononline.com/futufu/  was at 80 seven hours ago and now it's at 8,800!!
Chump

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« Reply #229 on: 02-12-2002 20:53 »

9001 Now. Maybe its not so unpopular after all?
This is BS. They're doing what they did to Family Guy. It looks like they are phasing out all their good animated shows for shitty shows like that 80s show.
PainoMan

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« Reply #230 on: 02-12-2002 21:02 »

This was so obviously something personal somebody at FOX has with Matt.

That, or FOX execs are just idiots.
Binder

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« Reply #231 on: 02-12-2002 21:03 »

9244 now.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #232 on: 02-12-2002 21:20 »

What a rip off>  http://www.petitiononline.com/sfnow/petition.html
cellery

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« Reply #233 on: 02-12-2002 21:21 »

I really wish I could go to the William S. Paley Telivision Festival in a couple of weeks. With this recent development, it'll be interesting to see what the cast and creators there will have to say.

 http://www.mtr.org/festivals/paleyfest2002/paley.htm
DrThunder88

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« Reply #234 on: 02-12-2002 21:38 »
« Last Edit on: 02-12-2002 21:38 »

Well, we know Billy West and Maurice LaMarche will still have jobs doing cereal cartoon voice-overs (and Gateway commercials, I guess).
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #235 on: 02-12-2002 22:12 »

Or do more cartoons that have six seasons or less.
Sarge

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« Reply #236 on: 02-12-2002 22:22 »

That petition is doing seriously well. I hope someone edits out the swear attacks before they post it to Fox. That's the same as begging to kill the show.
Binder

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« Reply #237 on: 02-12-2002 22:38 »

 
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Originally posted by homerjaysimpson:
What a rip off>  http://www.petitiononline.com/sfnow/petition.html


ooooo! 19 sigs! Those fellows can save the show for sure!
  big grin
Just Chris

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« Reply #238 on: 02-12-2002 23:05 »

This is a truly sad day for PEEL and fans everywhere. I even see most of the forums are closed now, possibly to mourn the passing of the show  frown

This didn't have to happen. This was not Futurama's fault; this was all due to having a biased schedule and football games. I swear, it would have survived for a longer time had it stayed in the 7:30 slot when Malcolm debuted.

Well, I see the petition, and I must say I am impressed. I remember a petition there being done to keep FOX from shutting down fansites, and only reached a measly 200. Just shows that the show itself will get more attention! FOX is now getting what they deserve  big grin

Welcome, Cellery and other new members. Too bad you will now miss out on the fun we have on this board.  frown
Sarge

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« Reply #239 on: 02-12-2002 23:07 »
« Last Edit on: 02-12-2002 23:07 »

Binder & HJS, knock it off. Those sigs can be added to the other poll. They like the show too.
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