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shinyass

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« Reply #200 on: 07-27-2006 17:26 »
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seeing modona naked

TOTPD!
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« Reply #201 on: 07-27-2006 18:04 »
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No, Leela, you pervert!

ATOTPD!

KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #202 on: 07-27-2006 18:38 »

The DVD movies are coming out in 2007, and new episodes are coming in 2008.  What could be better?  However, it would be cool if the DVD movies shows what happened in the past five years with the characters.  With the new fanbase Futurama has, maybe fans would not move on once the new movies and episodes arrive.

Does anyone know what date next year the movies will be out?  I assume maybe next Christmas.
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« Reply #203 on: 07-27-2006 21:52 »

Of course! The movies could explain what happened during our absence! Why didn't I think of that? Oh, wait, I did! You stole it! Get Kurty! Get him! :evillaff:

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« Reply #204 on: 07-27-2006 22:34 »

I'm guessing they'll do a thing like they did with the Simpsons Movie at Comic Con this year for Futurama next year.

I'd also like backstories of other characters, and a movie will likely talk about what happened in the gap.
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« Reply #205 on: 07-28-2006 10:40 »

I have a hunch they won't make a big deal out of the gap, other than a few jokes. After the first couple of airings they will probably be run with the earlier seasons somewhat like Adult Swim does now. So old and new would probably have to have some continuity, unless they were strictly run in order.

I've read all the "regular" voices are back but I haven't seen a mention of Lauren Tom as Amy Wong. She is usually listed as a guest voice, but I think most fans consider her a regular.
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« Reply #206 on: 07-28-2006 12:40 »

I assumed that when Billy West said, "I know they got the voice people," he was indicating the entire cast of the PE crew (and... Tress MacNeille) would be returning, including Lauren Tom and Phil LaMarr.

But I'd like to know of some of the less regular voice actors (Dawnn Lewis, Phil Hendrie, Tom Kenny, etc) are going to show up at all this season/in the movies.
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« Reply #207 on: 07-29-2006 04:58 »

 
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Originally posted by HDC:
Just stop watching Family Guy and Futurama, that's all.

I did that a really long time ago. I posted in this thread to let everyone know my opinion. You know, kind of what the point of the thread was? If it's not favorable to you, what the fuck do I care?
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« Reply #208 on: 08-01-2006 01:53 »
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   (Meanwhile, in the Attic...)
   (written by Xanfor)

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The professor walked into the lounge with good news. As usual, the crew was sitting there, watching the TV. He squinted at the oddly-shaped antenna. Oh well, as long as it did it's job. Not that it's job was very exciting anymore, but then again, that was about to change. In fact, that was due to the aforementioned good news.

“Good news, everyone!”

Everyone, against their best wishes, turned to look at him.

“We're back!”

This pronouncement was followed by silence. And more silence. Then Bender burst out laughing.

“Ohhh, this is rich! FOX actually bringing us back? Ha, ha, ha! Face it, we're history. We were a good show, see.”

“No, no, it's true!” cried Farnsworth excitedly, “We are back! In fact, not only will we be doing over thirteen new episodes, but also four direct to DVD movies!”

“Direct to DVD? You mean I'll have to share shelf space with Kenny!?! If only I could understand him, I sure he'd be the only person who could ever beat me in the foulmouth department!”

Leela glanced at Bender warily. “Calm down, Bender. At least we'll be back in some form. Who's providing the funding, anyway?”

“Oh, FOX is funding the movies. But Comedy Central has taken to the new episodes, and if we're lucky, Matt and David's ultimate story arc will finally be brought to it's end!”

Fry hoped this meant what he thought it meant. Bender muttered something about killing Kenny once and for all.

“And what is Matt and David's ultimate story arc?” Fry asked. He chided himself mentally. Someday he would remember to 'axe'. Now, what did 'mentally' mean?

Bender decided to interject his idea. “I know,”, he interjected, “It should be all about me!”

“And why?” axed Leela.

“Hey, did you see that interview they did not too long ago? They said 'Bender will be featured prominently'.”

“So that could mean they'll just put you on a plaque and hang it over the television.”

Fry laughed so hard that Slurm sprayed out of his nose, which was odd, because he was drinking a beer.

“So Leela,” he finally axed, “What subplots do you think the arc should conclude?”

Leela opened her mouth to reply something along the lines of something she would say, but Farnsworth interrupted.

“Now now, don't you all worry about the episodes. The big guys' have got them all sorted out. The big thing is the movies! You see, they've got scripts and they're not going to let us have them to rehearse until sometime next year!”

Leela looked smug. “Well, I bet they'll contain my compensation.” she said.

“What are you jabbering about now?” exclaimed Bender, having just explained to Fry his plan for Kenny's assassination.

“You're... You're gonna kill Kenny?”

“You bastard!”

Leela ignored everyone's attempted digression. “Now see here. You two have done guest work on 'The Simpsons'. What have I done? I've sat here and been shunned by society.”

“Oh hoo,” wheezed the professor, “you haven't seen the Turanga Pages, oh my...”

“Hey, that 'Simpsons' gig was the worst job I've ever had! I had an allergic reaction to the makeup, and we had to shoot the scene almost as many times as they had to dump tribbles on William Shatner!”

“How many times was that?”

“I don't know. What do I look like, a PEELer?”

“Yeah, makeup, that's your boring story. Do you know how long it took me to reassemble myself after my appearance? They didn't even help. They just left me on the side of the road.”

“At least they did it in one take.”

“True.”

“Oh, you guys are hopeless!” sighed Leela. “I'm going to prepare for my big break...”

“Me too!” said Bender, who quickly removed himself from his alter-ego (the couch) and swiftly left the room. Leela followed him, leaving Fry and the professor alone together. Farnsworth glanced over at Fry. If only he knew what was going on in the attic...

~*~*~*~*~


Meanwhile, in the attic, a large number of heads were gathered together for an emergency conference.

“Very well, very well... Down to business. In order to solve this convention's problem, we have...” Matt sighed. “Dr. Zoidberg.”

“Hello. This will all be very exciting, I can tell. Oh, I am so excited!”

If the heads that had gathered could have covered their ears, they would would have done so.

Cohen took over the announcement from Mr. Groening while Matt attempted to draw a large cage around Zoidberg using a pencil in his teeth. Zoidberg, always willing to help, took the pencil away from him and completed the drawing himself.

“Aww...”

“Also here to help us with our puzzling dilemma,” announced David happily, “we have acting's top three fictional romantic couples, including David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston!”

Polite applause.

“Hi!”

“What up?”

“We also have Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry...”

More polite applause.

“Hell-o!”

“I will not say anything, as it will inevitably fall flat.”

“And finally, Billy West and Katey Sagal.”

Roaring applause.

And so the countdown to the final episodes began...

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« Reply #209 on: 08-01-2006 13:31 »

Okay, so I'm confused.  We know that we are getting at least 13 new episodes.  We are also getting 4 DVD movies.  But which ones are coming out first?  I thought that there were a bunch of written episodes that never got animated.  Did those episodes get scrapped, revived for the CC episodes, or get stretched into one of the 4 movies?

Plus I thought that the movies were going to put a resolution to the whole Fry/Leela thing, and then the episodes were going to take off from there.
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« Reply #210 on: 08-01-2006 13:37 »

No, our reliable source (Ralph Snart) tells us that the last episode will settle the 'Ship (aka, Fry and Leela). As for when the movies are coming out, all I know is that the advertising blitz will start next year.

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« Reply #211 on: 08-01-2006 19:19 »
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Originally posted by Invader Jenny:
Okay, so I'm confused.  We know that we are getting at least 13 new episodes.  We are also getting 4 DVD movies.  But which ones are coming out first?

No one knows.. yet. Plus it's not been officially announced if the new eps and the movies are separate or one and the same thing... the rumours say they're separate.

 
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I thought that there were a bunch of written episodes that never got animated.  Did those episodes get scrapped, revived for the CC episodes, or get stretched into one of the 4 movies?

The rumours are that the unaired scripts will form the basis of the new episodes, and the DVD movies scripts were being heavily re-written recently.

 
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Plus I thought that the movies were going to put a resolution to the whole Fry/Leela thing, and then the episodes were going to take off from there.

Again the rumours are that the last ever ep will be made first presumably to make sure the loose ends will be tied up if they are ever cancelled again but will probably be held back as the last thing ever aired.

MG and DXC have consistantly said that the F/L situation will be resolved in the last ever ep released/shown and not before.

futz
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« Reply #212 on: 08-02-2006 13:53 »

Leela has a sex change operation?
pastelstorm

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« Reply #213 on: 08-02-2006 14:15 »

Will the new episodes still display the FOX logo or use the Comedy Central one instead after the credits?
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« Reply #214 on: 08-02-2006 19:46 »
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Sure, futz gets to post stuff like that, while I can post an entire fic on this thread and no one pays any attention...

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« Reply #215 on: 08-02-2006 19:49 »

A bigger question to ask is "will these episodes be in widescreen."

You'd think with TV technology going as fast as it is, Futurama would be on the ball and making the episodes in a 6:19 ratio and abandon the crappy 4:3 that we've been using since the 1930's.  I don't want the show to look "dated" when we finally throw out all our TV tubes and have nice widescreen sets.
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« Reply #216 on: 08-02-2006 19:57 »

They should do what 'Firefly' did and put the characters on the far edges of the screen, so the networks will have no choice.  wink

futz
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« Reply #217 on: 08-02-2006 21:13 »

What?   flirt

I don't think there would be words that would capture the look(s) on Fry's face.
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« Reply #218 on: 08-04-2006 04:46 »
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Will all of the original voice actors/actresses be back?  How about writers, directors, etc.?

Anyone know?
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« Reply #219 on: 08-04-2006 11:07 »

As Far as we know Yes
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« Reply #220 on: 08-04-2006 13:16 »

I don't think this is posted anywhere but a review of the script for the first four episode arc/first dvd is up now..
 http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=24076
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« Reply #221 on: 08-04-2006 13:35 »

Sounds very promising indeed, it'll probably be the greatest story ever told! Cohen and Keeler, sounds like a winning combination. No Groening though?... The only thing which disappoints me slightly, but only slightly is that I wanted some pure comedy without the serious stuff before we moved back into character relationships and stuff. Something like Season 2, fast paced, good stories, not too deep and the best comedy ever written...

I thought we might get something like that to start off with again to attaract new viewers who dont know about the character relationships and story arcs with Nibblonians and stuff. I guess instead they're aiming at the loyal fans who've waited it out; like us, which is awesome. We'll just have to wait and see how everything balances out...
TheGlob

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« Reply #222 on: 08-04-2006 13:44 »

I can't Wait!
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« Reply #223 on: 08-04-2006 13:51 »
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I'm not sure that this is genuine. But if it is, well, then I'm a little disappointed.

 
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So I read the script for the new Futurama episodes / DVD movie. I'll go against Ain't It Cool Tradition, skip five painful and pointless paragraphs that no one cares about, and just cut to the chase.

The script, "Bender's Big Score," is a DVD movie divided into four broadcastable episodes. I don't know how well each episode stands on its own as a self-contained piece of Futurama, but as an arc, the story is delightful and truly epic in scope.

As for the story, it comes from Ken Keeler and David Cohen, and it's very very big. Basically, "Planet Express" undergoes a hostile takeover and its new new owners make use of Bender for some criminal schenanigans. What follows is... a very big plot. Which I don't want to ruin. Because it's a lot of fun, very surprising, and something fans should wait for. Making return visits are: the Nibblonians, Seymour, Barbados Slim, Morbo, Santa Bot, the "God" space entity (probably not for the last time), Al Gore, and yes, sexlexia sufferer Zapp Brannigan (although all too briefly). Not to mention space battles, songs, and even a little time travel.

By episode's end, the world of Futurama is left more or less unchanged, and intact for the next three movies (and beyond?). The real development in these episodes is the elaboration of the mythology of the series. Questions you've asked, and haven't asked, are answered. The movie resembles many fan favorite episodes in terms of structure. There's a lot of similarities to "The Why of Fry," "Time Keeps on Slipping," and "The Luck of the Fryish" as well as "Jurrasic Bark," and more loosely, "The Farnsworth Paradox." Fry / Leela fans have plenty to chew on, and if that romance has ever elicited a tear or two, well, grab a hanky, it may do so again.

I'm sure someone's going to criticize these episodes as derivative of past glories. To that person, I say fuck you. All the great Futurama episodes resemble each other in some ways - great sacrifices are made, love goes unrequited, and past and present intersect in unexpected and touching ways. "Bender's Big Score" delivers on all of that, with fresh material and some hilarious jokes. Seriously, I don't laugh a lot when I read scripts, and I laughed a lot reading this.

I don't think these episodes / this movie will be super accessible to anyone new to the series. While it does a very patient and clever job of re-introducing us to the characters and universe, it quickly slips into continuity porn, which will delight some and confuse others. I know for one I can't wait to see this baby hit Comedy Central, and I suspect nary a Futurama fan will be disappointed.

Now this is what I'm sure of. Plus, I'm also inclined to trust Ralph Snart.

 
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On April 26, 2006, the weekly newspaper 'The Onion' published an interview with Futurama creator Matt Groening. Groening said that he will be producing four straight to DVD Futurama movies. He confirmed that David X. Cohen and Ken Keeler are also working with him.

Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #224 on: 08-04-2006 15:56 »
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I don't want to read such potentially spoilerific content, but the title on its own has me a tad concerned.  But that's mostly because I'm not a huge Bender fan....

Did you find that article on Ain't It Cool, or is it from somewhere else?

Edit: Well, that lasted for all of... 10 minutes.

   
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(Because I feel obliged to...)

   

All my confidence in the truthiness of this "spoiler" just went down the drain.
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« Reply #225 on: 08-04-2006 16:13 »
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The big quote is from 'Ain't It Cool', which is one of the reasons I question it's indubitableness. How did somebody get the script, anyway? And how did they get permission to reveal it? What was described in that article sounded like a conglomeration of the series's main characters and unsolved story arcs, with a bit of The Time Bender trilogy and the 'Futurama' video game thrown in. I'd believe it more if there were mentions of the parallel universes and time travel coming later in the series of movies. I don't think DXC and whoever else may be working on it would willingly use all the best sci-fi twists in the very first '#!'.

(In Unix, '#!' is called a 'shebang'. I was saying, 'the very first shebang', as in 'the whole shebang'. It was kind of a pun, see...)

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« Reply #226 on: 08-04-2006 16:13 »

After the total downer that was Xanfor's quote, 1BDI got me back on my feet again. Ralph is the only person I'm going to listen to for leak reports. He doesn't make me cry like a school girl.
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« Reply #227 on: 08-04-2006 16:16 »

What downer? What downer? Read this! Read this!

Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #228 on: 08-04-2006 16:21 »
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I noticed the parallel to the video game, too, now that you mention it.  It sounds like they just took a whole bunch of random facts and plot pieces from random spots throughout the series and threw them together to create one crappy summary.

Their structure comment throws me off, too.  Since when is TKoS "structurally" similar to LotF?  I'm not even sure I understand what they're trying to insinuate there.

Edit:

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« Reply #229 on: 08-04-2006 16:21 »

No, no, no! Your no downer Xanfor! I could never say such a thing! The quote was a downer.

BTW: I realy like exclimation points!
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« Reply #230 on: 08-04-2006 16:45 »
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It's official! I hereby classify that 'Ain't it Cool' article a fraud! Show us the way, Ralph Snart! We have thrown aside the false prophets! Show us the way!

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« Reply #231 on: 08-04-2006 17:25 »

This is the best news ever!  This made my day, and it gives us something to look forward to!  I can't wait until Futurama comes back!
PCC Fred

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« Reply #232 on: 08-04-2006 18:14 »

Can someone clear up a point for me?  Is the fifth season going to be new episodes, or just the DVD movies chopped up into bite-size pieces?
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« Reply #233 on: 08-04-2006 18:21 »
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Originally posted by KurtPikachu2001:
This is the best news ever!  This made my day, and it gives us something to look forward to!  I can't wait until Futurama comes back!

neither can I, neither can I!

I won't believe any supposed 'plots' unless they either come out of the horses mouth (that horse being DXC or someone similar, (I'm not saying he's a horse or anything, you know what I mean)) or I see it on TV or the shelf in a shop and watch it
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« Reply #234 on: 08-04-2006 19:26 »

I somewaht agree completely with Otis P Jivefunk. The show should return with some good humour just like they did in season 1 and 2. Then later add elements from season 3 and 4.
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« Reply #235 on: 08-04-2006 20:00 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
Can someone clear up a point for me?  Is the fifth season going to be new episodes, or just the DVD movies chopped up into bite-size pieces?

No official word...
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« Reply #236 on: 08-04-2006 20:02 »

Well, I just read the 'Ain't it cool'; there may be some bits of truth to it, but asked yourself - with all the secrecy that's surrounding the renewed series, with the fact that as of just two weeks ago the scripts for the movies were taking massive rewrites - just how did somebody get the script for something that's at least a year from being released?

The DVD's may be written in a continuing format that allows them to be shown as episodes with a 'to be continued... at the end, but some of it gels with what I've heard, but some of it soynds really left field.

Then again, the 'leaked' script may be disinformation to create a 'buzz'

Time will tell.
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« Reply #237 on: 08-04-2006 20:23 »
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Ahh, a buzz... Genius, apparently.

   
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The DVD's may be written in a continuing format that allows them to be shown as episodes with a 'to be continued... at the end

That's exactly what I hope.

   
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It's official! I hereby classify that 'Ain't it Cool' article a fraud! Show us the way, Ralph Snart! We have thrown aside the false prophets! Show us the way!

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« Reply #238 on: 08-05-2006 05:43 »

I agree that it’s way too early in the process to get reliable details.
It may be ‘dummy’ information released to get a buzz going.
I must admit, reading the article did not fill me with a warm and fuzzy feeling – BUT…

If one were to summarize their favorite episode(s) in like manner, that is with neither spoilers nor detail, the results would be the same; IE. No warm and fuzzies either.

In other words, get comfortable; we have a wait...  hmpf
Having said that, I'm every bit as impatient as the next fan...  flirt
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« Reply #239 on: 08-05-2006 13:34 »
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Originally posted by SpaceCase:
I agree that it’s way too early in the process to get reliable details.
It may be ‘dummy’ information released to get a buzz going.
I must admit, reading the article did not fill me with a warm and fuzzy feeling – BUT…

If there going to dump info they could at least have the decency to make it what the people want. (Assuming that us shippers are still people.) If it was a dump, perhapse the Seymour was a tip off to the hard core fan.

 
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Originally posted by SpaceCase:
In other words, get comfortable; we have a wait...    hmpf
Having said that, I'm every bit as impatient as the next fan...    flirt

I'm not impatient, I just can't stand waiting for everything. New Rush album, new Bob Seger album, new Futurama, Snakes on a Plane...

Bring on the pudding!
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