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LordKev

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« Reply #320 on: 02-14-2002 15:32 »

A few more staff members here and we could make our own episodes :-)

rkbentley

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« Reply #321 on: 02-14-2002 15:32 »
« Last Edit on: 02-14-2002 15:32 »

#40687 Here's hoping. Now onto the Family Guy petition....(looks at petition.com front page) how many Futurama petitions are there?
plank

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« Reply #322 on: 02-14-2002 15:53 »

Did anyone notice the thing in the comments-section on CGEF? Someone from TechTV's looking for fans and people involved in producing the show. 
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am an assignment manager with TechTV in San Francisco, and we're doing a story Monday on Futurama, its cancellation, and the uproar from Futurama fans and this underground culture.

We are looking to interview fans... or people involed in producing the show.

Can you help? Please email me at daratolk@techtvcorp.com

Thank you!

Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #323 on: 02-14-2002 17:30 »

The hardest part is knowing that we will probably have to wait a year to find out if our letters and petitions did anything to change FOX's minds and renew next year. Either that or a different network will get it.
Torquemada

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« Reply #324 on: 02-14-2002 19:00 »
« Last Edit on: 02-14-2002 19:00 »

Patience grasshopper.

confucous say revenge is a dish best served cold.
A year is a nice long time to cool.
:vacant look of the unhinged:
Garbage Picker

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« Reply #325 on: 02-14-2002 19:48 »

 
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Originally posted by rkbentley:
#40687 Here's hoping. Now onto the Family Guy petition....(looks at petition.com front page) how many Futurama petitions are there?

Wait wait. Back up a sec. they are canceling family guy now too? i cant beleive this. i can't fucking (pardon the french) beleive this. no no this cant be true. oh God!!!! what is the world coming to. please tell me none of this is true. first FUTURAMA goes (the best show ever) and now FAMILY GUY (ranks up there). oh my gosh. this just ruined my day. screw fox.

took me a while but im number 42850. im doin alot of work to help and my God i hope it works.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #326 on: 02-14-2002 20:01 »

I think that we can now safely say that the 'tards at FOX have completely shot themselves in the foot with thisone, but whether or not they will notice this doesn't really depend on the volume of email and letter, it depends on the ratings for the episodes now being aired over the next few weeks. Turn on every TV in your county or state, and tune in to Futurama, then turn off once the show is over. Then turn on every computer in the county or state and log into the CGEF petition, signing twice or more.

Then mail-bomb FOX. Just for fun!

Teral

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« Reply #327 on: 02-14-2002 21:21 »
« Last Edit on: 02-14-2002 21:21 »

AFAIK, unless you're a Nielsen family that won't mean anything, total. If the Nielsen families don't watch the show, it wouldn't matter even if dozens of millions of fans watched the it.

Although I'm a bit late: Welcome to PEEL, Guffman.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #328 on: 02-14-2002 23:28 »

Hey, Guffman, if I said I was Corky St. Clair, would you understand what I was talking about?
FishyJoe

Honorary German
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« Reply #329 on: 02-15-2002 00:13 »

Guff Man! Oh, yeah!

So we have another proffessional guy on the board. Sarge, get out...you're old news now.
Garbage Picker

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« Reply #330 on: 02-15-2002 00:42 »

Hold on. im still not sure. is family guy being canceled for the second time. when will fox learn.
Kryten

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« Reply #331 on: 02-15-2002 02:34 »

Looks like we're all... WAITING FOR GUFFMAN!
 laff laff laff laff
I slay me.
danny-dude

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« Reply #332 on: 02-15-2002 06:57 »

Hi all,

Two reasons to post:

1) 45868 Total Signatures!! Yipeee!
2) Does my new signature work?

Cheerio,
Danny
danny-dude

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« Reply #333 on: 02-15-2002 07:00 »

Let's try that one again...

HOORAY!

Guffman

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« Reply #334 on: 02-15-2002 12:43 »

Corky St. Clair... rings a bell, but I'm not sure why
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #335 on: 02-15-2002 13:45 »

Good news everyone, were onto 48491 signatures! On a lighter note i have half-term now, yay, a week to spend writing my complaint letter.
Sarge

Professor
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« Reply #336 on: 02-15-2002 16:27 »

Guffman...can't...breathe!...

Hey, I asked if you were Rodney & I'm waiting for an answer.
chinaski

Crustacean
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« Reply #337 on: 02-15-2002 16:45 »

In keeping with the Waiting for Guffman references, I hate Fox's ass face and if Futurama is cancelled, I'm gonna go home and... bit my pillow!
Guffman

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« Reply #338 on: 02-15-2002 16:51 »

Nope, no Rodney here.
Sarge

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« Reply #339 on: 02-15-2002 16:54 »
« Last Edit on: 02-15-2002 16:54 »

Rodney's a board artist for Futurama. Funny you don't know him. Even stranger that you don't recognize my name either.
Guffman

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« Reply #340 on: 02-15-2002 17:01 »

I know who Rodney is. What is the problem?
Sarge

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« Reply #341 on: 02-15-2002 17:03 »

No problem. Just wondering.
Torquemada

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« Reply #342 on: 02-15-2002 18:36 »

 
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Originally posted by chinaski:
I'm gonna go home and... bit my pillow!

Pillow biter?  tongue

Are we refering to armadillo's and raids again?
SpacemanSpiff

Space Pope
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« Reply #343 on: 02-15-2002 18:50 »

we hit 50000 signatures!!!
woooooooooo...  big grin  big grin  big grin
Nixorbo

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« Reply #344 on: 02-15-2002 19:08 »

 
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Originally posted by chinaski:
In keeping with the Waiting for Guffman references, I hate Fox's ass face and if Futurama is cancelled, I'm gonna go home and... bit my pillow!

FOX is full of bastard people

I have a thousand years of power.
"NOOOOO HE WAS MY BROTHER!" and then got tired and slept.


"He has the special talent, though, of being able to help people and make them feel utterly stupid all at the same time. ... In short, he's a great moderator, but a terrible human being."
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Sarge

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« Reply #345 on: 02-15-2002 19:31 »


 laff
hangman3k

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« Reply #346 on: 02-15-2002 19:35 »

Allow me to be the first to say... WHAT THE!?
Simm Nixxon

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« Reply #347 on: 02-16-2002 12:11 »

This CANNOT BE happening!!!Futurama has been so amazing to me, because it could survive all those hits the FOX network gave it, and if its cancelled, what hope will there be for other small serieses? Futurama is destined to be a cult classic.
Simm Nixxon

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #348 on: 02-16-2002 12:12 »

Why did this have to happen on the week of Matt G.'s birthday???
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #349 on: 02-16-2002 14:30 »

I don't think it's coincidence.
Just Chris

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« Reply #350 on: 02-16-2002 14:36 »

Is it just me or do I sense a sudden wave of new members in this board just as Futurama got cancelled and the petition was put up?
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #351 on: 02-16-2002 14:47 »

Nope, i noticed that too, but i wonder how many are here to stay...
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #352 on: 02-16-2002 15:01 »

Don't think they're here to stay, there'd be a flood of "newbie strange" posting if they were.
Werner Peeters
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« Reply #353 on: 02-17-2002 06:31 »
« Last Edit on: 02-17-2002 06:31 by Nixorbo »

Sorry to post this twice, but I think I've put it in the wrong thread the first time.

I know this is a long shot, but I'm not going to die after having fought. Here's the letter that I'm going to write to the FOX representatives, being a non-US resident, to ask them to reconsider their decision. Of course, everybody is free to copy/paste portions of this text (or the text entirely) to use in similar letters to Fox.
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Probably you receive desperate letters like this by dozens every day, in which viewers ask you not to cancel their favorite show. I would really appreciate it however if you could spare a few minutes of your time to read this one. I have never written to the production company of a TV series
before in my entire life, and certainly not for a programme made in the US, while I'm living in Europe myself. The point of you getting a letter from a viewer from Belgium must seem strange to you, but as you might know, many of your programmes are bought by e.g. European local networks and broadcast here, although mostly with a year or more delay.

     I am writing you after the distressing message that your network, 20th Century Fox, is planning to put the cartoon show "Futurama" on hiatus. I am being told that there were problems with the timeslot in which Futurama is broadcast in the USA, which makes that the show has to be
pre-empted for sports manifestations etc. more often than would be good for the ratings for any show. With the broadcast season half-way and only a handful of episodes of the fourth season shown, your network has decided not to commission a 5th series yet.

     While I can understand the commercial motivation to this decision, I must ask you to carefully reconsider your decision. Putting the show on hiatus for a year or more would mean its effective early demise, since the original crew working on the show, who are the sole reason that the show is of such a high quality, will probably leave because your decision will make them de facto unemployed.

     While I understand that for every show, there comes a time to "end things in beauty", a decision your network recently had to take too concerning the end of your popular SF-series "The X-Files", we, the vast league of die-hard fans of the show, feel that "Futurama"'s popularity is still growing by the minute, and that the show has not reached its full potential yet, and even then it's one of the most refreshing programmes currently on TV. Its ratings would boost if you only could give it a decent time slot and broadcast it on a more regular basis as is the case now.

     Living in Europe, I can only assert that the reason that your network's name is known even though you don't own a TV station here and only sell individual shows to your European partners, is because of the major popularity of three of your most important programmes, being "The X-Files", "The Simpsons" and "Futurama". One simple fact to prove this assertion are the massive sale figures of the DVD sets of all three shows. Even though DVD's are in Europe lost more expensive than in the US, which is certainly true for box sets, we, the fans, are happy to pay with a big smile on our faces the necessary price to own these gems in our collections. To give you an idea: the Futurama DVD boxset reached #3 in the UK sales charts only one week after its release, even though it was not available everywhere yet. Also, the critical acclaims in the various DVD magazines have been almost unanimously praising, which means that you have the rights to a rare piece of true quality, becoming scarcer every day, in your control. You may be underestimating its huge amount of "true followers", who rarely miss an episode, try to catch all the re-runs and even try and persuade friends and relatives in a very extreme way to watch the show because it's so excellent.

     While we can understand and respect Chris Carter's decision to end his popular sci-fi series after nine seasons, we think that Futurama on the other hand, given the possibilities, has the potential to even outgrow the massive hype that currently exists about "The Simpsons". You should
consider yourselves quite lucky that you have contracted Mr. Matt Groening, whom generations to come will look back upon as one of the most innovative and refreshing comedy writers of this era.

     Cancelling "Futurama" at this moment would turn out to be the biggest commercial mistakes of your life. There are various examples of TV shows that are now considered culturally important as well as commercially interesting, which were initially slagged off by a TV production network. It is tough to reconsider or alter a decision once it has been made, but it would show both your courage and wisdom if you would admit your mistake and revoke the cancellation of "Futurama".

     I expect that, by now, you will have got hundreds of letters with a similar message as this one. I also see that various Internet fanclubs are still left in shock after the announcement of cancellation of "Futurama". As I stated in the opening of my letter, I've never found a programme on
TV which was worth writing to the network for; I hope this illustrates the point of how important the show is for us, loyal fans, and I sincerely hope that this small addition to the bandwith of protest, however small and insignificant, will ultimately help you understand the distress of us, "Futurama" lovers. If however, you would not find it possible to achieve the continuation of the series, I beg you to at least sell the rights of "Futurama" to another network - since you won't be needing them anymore anyway - and to permit Mr. Matt Groening and his funny creations to provide us with many more hours of top class entertainment.


     Sincerly yours,
^Raven^

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« Reply #354 on: 02-17-2002 09:04 »

Thats really really well written Werner.
Holly J. Fry

PISS-Leader
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« Reply #355 on: 02-17-2002 16:34 »

FUCK THIS!
I haven't been online in a week or so - getting a new PC installed - and I come back to find Futurama's been cancelled!!!! I am so mad. As soon as I get a chance I'm signing every petition I can find!
That letter is really good, btw, well thought out.
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #356 on: 02-17-2002 16:39 »

Well, the petition which you realy should sign is at  http://www.petitiononline.com/futufu

Werner Peeters
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« Reply #357 on: 02-17-2002 19:07 »

Thanks Raven.
Kryten

Space Pope
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« Reply #358 on: 02-17-2002 22:49 »

57,558 and counting.
chinaski

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« Reply #359 on: 02-17-2002 23:45 »

I'm not sure if this has been pointed out, but the Futurama petition has surpassed the Family Guy's. That's pretty awesome. And while I'm sort of on the topic, according to a poll at frinky.com, Futurama is funnier than the Simpsons.
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