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DrThunder88

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« Reply #120 on: 06-25-2006 03:55 »

 
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Originally posted by totalnerduk:
Hopefully the sudden influx of screaming n00bs isn't going to be the death of PEEL between now and 2008.

I doubt many more people will care that much between now and 2008.  Sure the interest in the general public will increase, but nothing to trigger an overflow of maximum jerkitude between now and immediately before the new stuff comes out.

 
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Originally posted by Arkan:
 Woohoo!! Goodbye forever, purple!!  big grin

Don't be naive, my friend.  Forever is a long time, and we must be open to the idea that the threat level may decrease...maybe even between now and 2008.  Things certainly look good now, but we all know what can happen to even the best laid plans.

Still, good news is good news, especially in a dryspell.  Continue fangasming while the fangasming's good.
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« Reply #121 on: 06-25-2006 04:20 »

 
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Originally posted by inturnaround:If you need any more confirmation than that, I suggest you join the Flat Earth Society.

Ha.  laff
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« Reply #122 on: 06-25-2006 12:38 »

I must voice my huzzah of approval.

Huzzah!
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« Reply #123 on: 06-25-2006 15:10 »

One thing is for sure.  Futurama is better off on Comedy Central than on FOX.  I don't think the show is going to change in any way.  This is such awesome news!  Futurama is coming back in 2008!  That's just two years from now.  I can wait that long! 

Hold onto your hats, Futurama is coming back! 
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« Reply #124 on: 06-25-2006 15:10 »

Huzzahs ARE in order.

Huzzah!
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« Reply #125 on: 06-25-2006 15:36 »

 
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Originally posted by alexvilagosh:
 
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Originally posted by ooy:
OOY POSTED AGAIN!!!

   cool    eek    flirt

Amazing! With old peelers popping in, you know its good news. I think somw whooping should be used with those huzzahs.
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« Reply #126 on: 06-25-2006 16:26 »
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Hello, kiddies. Finally some real Good News! Whoop! Whoop!

Edit:  wonder if anyone remembers me..
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« Reply #127 on: 06-25-2006 17:32 »

Tis good news all round.  We've been keeping PEEL warm for this long after the series originally died, now we're seeing the fruit of our good-doings.

Remember, for every 10 Superfry's, there's a Jberges and Kloudes.  wink
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« Reply #128 on: 06-25-2006 17:53 »

I just really hope this is true this time... After so many false rumors and fake outs, I need something more official to be completely convinced. And by something offical, I mean I need to be holding the DVD. Still, if this actually follows through, it will be a glorious day for the illustrious field of animated science fiction situation comedies.
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« Reply #129 on: 06-25-2006 18:26 »

Anyone have SuperFry's IM Address? Tell him to come back and celebrate!
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« Reply #130 on: 06-25-2006 18:28 »

Wasn't he alredy back, under a different user name?  Or was that Clampybot?  Man, now there was an annoying little twat.
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« Reply #131 on: 06-25-2006 19:40 »

 
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Originally posted by [mArc]:
It seems that some of these articles got some things confused. The 4 DVD movies which we reported about a few days ago will eventually be shown as 4 episodes each on Comedy Central. This makes the number of episodes 16, not 13. But as I understand it, there is no other new content other than those movies.

Wasn't one of the reasons the 'Family Guy' movie was bad because it was a movie in the form of several episodes? Actually, I haven't seen it, so I don't know if it's bad, I've just heard gossips. I hope 'Futurama' doesn't fall down this same hole.

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« Reply #132 on: 06-25-2006 21:08 »

A friend of mine on another forum has this to say:

 
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Man, I'm begging anyone who does a Q&A session with John Dimaggio to ask him to drop in a "you think you're all that" quote aimed at Leela.

Would have me rolling in the aisles for DAYS to hear him do that.

"You think you're all that, Leela! But you aint!"

<sighs>
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« Reply #133 on: 06-25-2006 21:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Melllvar:
Tis good news all round.  We've been keeping PEEL warm for this long after the series originally died, now we're seeing the fruit of our good-doings.

Remember, for every 10 Superfry's, there's a Jberges and Kloudes.   wink

You are THE most fantastic person on earth, do you know that?
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« Reply #134 on: 06-25-2006 22:18 »

I do now.  big grin

You have email for your trouble, honey.  love
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« Reply #135 on: 06-26-2006 17:18 »

Such wonderful news. I had thought it odd that CC outbid CN for futurama reruns starting in '08; as much staying power as Futurama has shown, at this point without new content it's value couldn't reasonably keep going up indefinately. But with new eps planned as well it makes sense.

To those who ask for more than 13 eps, I'd point out this is a bit more expensive than a typical CC show, and CC doesn't even produce episodes of SP more than 13 at a time; they do most of their shows in half-season batches.

The best part of this news, to me, is that it might mean the 4 movies might be spared the butcher treatment in direction that the FG movie had as a result of being written to be chopped up into digestible episodes. There's plenty of room in the Futurama universe for four feature-length storylines as well as more seasons of episodes.

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« Reply #136 on: 06-27-2006 18:41 »

Thinking about it, I can't see how the movies and these new episodes can be the same thing. Firstly, of course new episodes wouldn't be in production yet while the movies would be, since they've only just got the green light as of last week. Also, Cohen and Co. would probably rather produce one thing at a time, and considering that the episodes are still two years away, it's probably a bit early now.

Secondly, Katey and Billy both clearly stated that it was new episodes being made.

Thirdly, note the following quote:

"There is a deep and passionate fan base for this intelligent and very funny show that matches perfectly with our audience and it is great that we can offer them not just the existing library, but something they've never seen as well."

Note what I bolded. Why would televised reruns of DVD movies released probably a year before hand be something a Futurama fan would have "never seen" before?

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« Reply #137 on: 06-28-2006 04:13 »

I am interested to see if they give us a follow up to Devils Hands.
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« Reply #138 on: 06-28-2006 04:32 »
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
I am interested to see if they give us a follow up to Devils Hands.

I am interested to see how Leela will accept Fry now, yeah I agree... Will she still be denying his offers of dates etc, I sure hope not...!   roll eyes
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« Reply #139 on: 06-28-2006 06:51 »
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Who-hoo! Nurdbot is back! The good ol' crowd's coming back!

Eh-hem.

Preferably, I'd like to see them get together again, weither at the end of the opera or in some other way. But the writers seemed to have worked themselves into a trap with that episode, haven't they? I mean, if Leela accepts Fry, won't that be viewed as kind of cheap on their part? And if Leela doesn't accept Fry, will not she be deemed cold-hearted?

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« Reply #140 on: 06-28-2006 07:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Xanfor:
Who-hoo! Nurdbot is back! The good ol' crowd's coming back!

Eh-hem.

Preferably, I'd like to see them get together again, weither at the end of the opera or in some other way. But the writers seemed to have worked themselves into a trap with that episode, haven't they? I mean, if Leela accepts Fry, won't that be viewed as kind of cheap on their part? And if Leela doesn't accept Fry, will not she be deemed cold-hearted?


How would Leela falling for Fry after that magnificent opera and the devotion of Fry giving up his robot hands for her be cheap?
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« Reply #141 on: 06-28-2006 07:41 »

I'm not saying I would, but some people may view it as lazyness on the part of the writers. Call it instinct, if you want.

<A Little Shipper Rant was Written here but Deleted at the Last Second>

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« Reply #142 on: 06-28-2006 08:15 »

I really don't think Leela's going to be falling for Fry, especially now that the series looks like it might have a new life.  Fry said it himself "It was just a matter of knowing the secret of all TV shows: At the end of the episode, everything's always right back to normal"
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« Reply #143 on: 06-28-2006 08:25 »

That's one of the reasons I liked 'Leela's Homeworld' so much.  wink

A one-line comeback... I'm good...

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« Reply #144 on: 06-28-2006 13:27 »

One thing I want to know about is how much of a budget per episode Comedy Central is giving them.  All of the other episodes cost 1.3 million each, and I'm wondering if CC is going to give them that much.
I know that when Family guy came back they cut their budget by about 10% and they had around 1 million an episode.  But the quality of the animation actually improved.  Generic globs on dinner plates now actually looks like food, backrounds are better looking, and animation cycles have been cleaned up.
The thing is Futurama rarely had any of these problems.  But as an Animation major, I am worried that if the budget goes down, so will the quality of the animation.
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« Reply #145 on: 06-28-2006 13:39 »

An animation major? I like you, Agent Rodriquez.

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« Reply #146 on: 06-28-2006 15:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Xanfor:
That's one of the reasons I liked 'Leela's Homeworld' so much.   wink

but even that didn't really change much of anything.  Sure it added a couple of characters and answered a couple of big questions, but it didn't change anything as drastically as having Fry and Leela dating would.
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« Reply #147 on: 06-28-2006 19:12 »

I think people often read too much into the end of The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings actually. Particuarly shippers. It's no more final and poignant regarding Fry and Leela's relationship than the endings of Love and Rocket, The Why of Fry or The Sting were. It's only because it was the last episode that it seems that way.
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« Reply #148 on: 06-28-2006 19:29 »

A lot of shippers hope that Futurama will pick up from where it left off with Devil's Hands.  The whole Fry/Leela relationship thing.  I agree with what Kiff said.  Also, it was promised that we would hear something by the summer, and apparently we did.  Futurama is coming back.  Looks like we'll get movies and new episodes, and seriously, I would not want it any other way. 
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« Reply #149 on: 06-28-2006 19:31 »

I feel the need to chime in here: the reasons I always thought of TDHAIP as more "shippy" and leading in to a resolution of the Fry/Leela romantic tension because that's the focus of the episode.  In the other three episodes you listed, the Fry/Leela romance was tangential to the main plot (although their friendship was central to The Sting.)  In Devil's Hands, it was pretty much the whole point, with other conflicts arising from it.
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« Reply #150 on: 06-28-2006 20:06 »

In 2008? Don't we all know what will be invented in 2008?  big grin

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« Reply #151 on: 06-28-2006 20:40 »

I liked TDHAIP because of the Opera and the return of the Robot Devil, who's one of my favourite characters in the whole series, other than Hedonism Bot, and Terry of the minors, and Dr. Zoidberg and Hermes of the regulars. Yes, the ending was very "shippy" but, like Nerd-o and Kif said, other episodes had that ending. Because it is a series finale, you think that this ending means that it would continue like that after the series ended. But, since they wrote it so if the series would continue, and it is now continuing, its meant to be more like The Why of Fry's or The Sting's endings.
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« Reply #152 on: 06-28-2006 21:22 »

 
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In 2008? Don't we all know what will be invented in 2008?   big grin


Well you know, if the futurama movies/eps get cancelled there will be a huge market for suicide booths in 2008.  Every diehard fan will be wanting to use one.  I smell an opportunity to get rich quick!
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« Reply #153 on: 06-28-2006 22:48 »

Why did I just find this out now?
I really have to stop ignoring on-topic.

hyper..venti..lating...
OMGOMGOMGYAY!
Ahem.  That was my outburst, I am finished now.
Good day.
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« Reply #154 on: 06-28-2006 23:17 »

 
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Originally posted by Xanfor:
 Wasn't one of the reasons the 'Family Guy' movie was bad because it was a movie in the form of several episodes? Actually, I haven't seen it, so I don't know if it's bad, I've just heard gossips. I hope 'Futurama' doesn't fall down this same hole.


that wont happen to Futurama because Futurama is a quality show, Family Guy is terrible.

Anyway, Ive been without a computer for a month so I just heard about this yesterday, but damn am I excited.  I just hope there's not too many stupid noobs who know nothing about Futurama yet say their the biggest fans just because it's on comedy central. Everyone knows real Futurama fans are on PEEL!
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« Reply #155 on: 06-29-2006 08:06 »

 
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but even that didn't really change much of anything.  Sure it added a couple of characters and answered a couple of big questions, but it didn't change anything as drastically as having Fry and Leela dating would.

Hey, it changed a major premise of the series! Perhaps even one of the major premises of the series! Which just proves that it can be done and that Matt, DXC, the writers and whoever else works on the overall series plot is open to that idea. Fry and Leela is also one of those major premises of the series, you know.

 
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Originally posted by KurtPikachu2001:
A lot of shippers hope that Futurama will pick up from where it left off with Devil's Hands. The whole Fry/Leela relationship thing.

I don't care if they bring back the TDHAIP issue, as long as they bring back the Fry+Leela issue.

 
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Originally posted by Nerd-o-rama:
I feel the need to chime in here: the reasons I always thought of TDHAIP as more "shippy" and leading in to a resolution of the Fry/Leela romantic tension because that's the focus of the episode. In the other three episodes you listed, the Fry/Leela romance was tangential to the main plot (although their friendship was central to The Sting.) In Devil's Hands, it was pretty much the whole point, with other conflicts arising from it.

Exactly.

 
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Originally posted by i_c_weiner:
Because it is a series finale, you think that this ending means that it would continue like that after the series ended. But, since they wrote it so if the series would continue, and it is now continuing, its meant to be more like The Why of Fry's or The Sting's endings.

No, no! I agree with what you said about it being the series finale bit, but about it continuing into TWOF and TS endings again? That's borderlining on 'Friends' style relationships. It would be taking a step backwards. And there are other plotlines that need to be cleared up as well, such as the 'Other' prophecy (I smell a Harry Potter spoof), the Yancey-looking hobo, and other miscellaneous mysteries. No, if they conclude the Fry+Leela relationship, so long as they both are happy (and not regular happy, I mean both satisfied with their relationship, weither together or not), than I'm sure us shippers will gladly rejoice.

Now they'd better not let down old fans,
We want to see Fry and Leela and BAM!
Or else we'll bomb Rupert Murdoch,
(slaps head with big rock)
Must stop revealing super-secret plans...


Hey, it's fun to still blame Rupert Murdoch. What's he gonna do, cancel us again?

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« Reply #156 on: 06-29-2006 13:58 »

 
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 ...romance was tangential to the main plot (although their friendship was central to The Sting.)  In Devil's Hands, it was pretty much the whole point, with other conflicts arising from it.

Tangential? Whats that? Naked Sunbathing?


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« Reply #157 on: 06-29-2006 14:42 »

tanĚgenĚtial, adjective

   1. Of, relating to, or moving along or in the direction of a tangent.
   2. Merely touching or slightly connected.
   3. Only superficially relevant; divergent: a tangential remark.

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« Reply #158 on: 06-29-2006 16:14 »

Check CGEF there are 16 episodes now!!! To quote the Professor "Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee"
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« Reply #159 on: 06-29-2006 16:25 »

I thought I posted that already... Well, here we go again:
 
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It seems that some of these articles got some things confused. The 4 DVD movies which we reported about a few days ago will eventually be shown as 4 episodes each on Comedy Central. This makes the number of episodes 16, not 13. But as I understand it, there is no other new content other than those movies.

Does this mean that there are no new episodes, just the movies to DVD which will eventually be broadcast in episode form (a la 'Stewie Griffin, The Untold Story'), or that the movies were scrapped and the resources to make them were conveyed on to new episodes instead, or that there are movies and episodes coming?

I don't think the latter is true. But which of the first two?

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