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Writer unit32

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« Reply #440 on: 11-04-2006 05:41 »
« Last Edit on: 11-04-2006 05:41 »

Hoooray more of my fav show to divover with my mighty brain!

TOTPD
coldangel

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« Reply #441 on: 11-04-2006 10:42 »

I'm expecting a darker, grittier Futurama. I want to see them abandon the whole comedy angle and go with some hard-hitting psychological drama underpinned by intense space opera. The new series should be a serious show about life and death and....


....no, no talking shit again.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #442 on: 11-04-2006 13:35 »

 
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Originally posted by coldangel_1:
I'm expecting a darker, grittier Futurama. I want to see them abandon the whole comedy angle and go with some hard-hitting psychological drama underpinned by intense space opera. The new series should be a serious show about life and death and...
Good, fine, great...

But it wouldn't be Futurama anymore...
 no no
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... no, no talking shit again.
Since you realize this, there is hope for you still...  wink
Writer unit32

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« Reply #443 on: 11-04-2006 14:58 »

Hope?Its not just hope,Spacey,we got a case of serious shipperness here.
And also...


Comrades!Vote for P.A.T.T.H.E.B.U.N.N.Y.,fot a better PEEl!
Arockalypse

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« Reply #444 on: 11-04-2006 15:12 »

I didn't know Bender and Lenin were relatives!
Writer unit32

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« Reply #445 on: 11-04-2006 15:15 »

Do you honestly think there's only one comrad greeting card?
Arockalypse

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« Reply #446 on: 11-04-2006 15:19 »

Well,I think there's only one communist greeting card...
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #447 on: 11-04-2006 16:33 »

Futurama would not be as good if it were a drama.  Then characters like Bender and Zoidberg wouldn't be funny.  It would probably be like that Sonic cartoon that ABC used to show.  That was _pure_ drama.  Futurama is a comedy and it shall remain that way.  I like as a comedy! 

Anyway, I would like to see more rock stars make guest appearences when Futurama comes back. 
coldangel

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« Reply #448 on: 11-04-2006 22:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Arockalypse:
Well,I think there's only one communist greeting card...

Ahem.... here's one I often distribute:


Writer unit32

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« Reply #449 on: 11-06-2006 12:16 »
« Last Edit on: 11-06-2006 12:16 »

I'll post some cool news that I found in 'Ain't it cool news'
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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.
If you use this, call me Ben Sinister.
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There, we know something about Bender's Big Score!
x-number1fan-x

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« Reply #450 on: 11-06-2006 12:21 »

oh, where did you get the script...
Writer unit32

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« Reply #451 on: 11-06-2006 13:41 »

What script?I never got a script, Ben Sinister did... :hmpf:Whare did he get it?...
x-number1fan-x

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« Reply #452 on: 11-06-2006 14:00 »

Oh sorry, i misread, i only had a chance to skim... *blushes like a fool*
master616

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« Reply #453 on: 11-06-2006 14:02 »

we'll never know anyway getting psyched over the new series of futurama also the straight-to-DVD movie *starts watching futurama season 1,2,3 and 4*
Writer unit32

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« Reply #454 on: 11-06-2006 14:11 »

 
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Originally posted by master616:
*starts watching futurama season 1,2,3 and 4*

Not such a bad idea!So-lon losers, I always hated you...[starts walking out of the room]...C'mon it'll be fun...
coldangel

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« Reply #455 on: 11-06-2006 18:11 »

That guy seems to be the only dude on the net who's read the script. Is he for real?
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #456 on: 11-06-2006 19:34 »

 
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Originally posted by KurtPikachu2001:
 Anyway, I would like to see more rock stars make guest appearences when Futurama comes back. 

Um... Any reason why?...

Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #457 on: 11-07-2006 00:14 »

 
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Originally posted by Writer unit32:
Hope?Its not just hope,Spacey,we got a case of serious shipperness here.
And also...


Comrades!Vote for P.A.T.T.H.E.B.U.N.N.Y.,fot a better PEEl!


Hey newbie. Make it a habit of stealing people's signatures?

Writer unit32

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« Reply #458 on: 11-07-2006 02:35 »
« Last Edit on: 11-07-2006 02:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
 Um... Any reason why?...


How should I know?Axe Ben Sinister.
And Nasty Pasty,sorry,but a long time ago in a art thread.
coldangel

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« Reply #459 on: 11-07-2006 03:59 »

I may be the only one, but I always found the celebrity guest star tradition to be somewhat unwieldly and annoying. For the most part a cumbersome obligation that detracts from the show.
But I have an intense dislike for celebrities...
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #460 on: 11-07-2006 10:57 »

I only like the celebrities who are named "Al Gore" or those who were on certain science fiction shows who guest star on Futurama.
laptopmoerder

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« Reply #461 on: 11-07-2006 12:57 »

Please, fellow nerds: Let us not forget Stephen Hawking! He was among the best guest stars (in my opinion, at least). It'd be totally awesome if he was in one of the upcoming shows... *sigh*
Ralph Snart

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« Reply #462 on: 11-07-2006 20:43 »
« Last Edit on: 11-08-2006 00:00 »

Link to Billy West's forum.

He's just finished recording DVD #2 of 4.

 http://www.billywest.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=3129&PN=1


enjoy
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #463 on: 11-07-2006 21:33 »
« Last Edit on: 11-07-2006 21:33 »

*dances around the room doing a crappy rendition of Happy Happy Joy Joy*

If they're attempting to wrap up all 4 movies before next year ends, I wonder how they're going to release them.

Edit: I also had no idea Billy West was in the new TMNT movie.  Not relevant to Futurama in the least, but equally awesome news.
coldangel

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« Reply #464 on: 11-07-2006 22:40 »

YE GADS!
They work fast. Damn fast.
Also, look forward to hearing him in TMNT.
Stezzy

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« Reply #465 on: 11-08-2006 04:47 »

Hi everyone I'm new to the site but been a fan of Futurama for years. I'm so EXCITED that FUTURAMA'S COMING BACK! WOOHAYY!!!!!  love   love This is just fantastic! Only problem is I'm in UK so I hope I won't have to wait til 2009 before they're aired. If so I'll have to freeze myself for 3 years  tongue

I'm going to look around the rest of the site now but this had to be my first port of call...no guesses why! Futurama lives on!  big grin
coldangel

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« Reply #466 on: 11-08-2006 06:25 »

Stezzy - do what I'm doing. Freeze yourself until a date closer to the release of the new material.
There's room for two in my fridge.
Stezzy

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« Reply #467 on: 11-08-2006 07:21 »

 
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Originally posted by coldangel_1:
Stezzy - do what I'm doing. Freeze yourself until a date closer to the release of the new material.
There's room for two in my fridge.

Sounds good to me...budge up   tongue
coldangel

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« Reply #468 on: 11-08-2006 07:25 »

Don't sit on that chicken drumstick, I'm saving it for later.
Stezzy

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« Reply #469 on: 11-08-2006 15:28 »

No probs, I'm stashing some chocolate for when I defrost! I hope the timer on your fridge works so we wake up in time and not do a Fry and wake up in 3000! Mind you that could be impressive...
Writer unit32

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« Reply #470 on: 11-08-2006 15:40 »

 
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Originally posted by coldangel_1:
Don't sit on that chicken drumstick, I'm saving it for later.

Heh,heh a chicken that spent three years in a fridge?Sounds tasty!When you're defrosted bring me a piece OK?chickens are like wine,the longer they degrade the tastier they are
coldangel

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« Reply #471 on: 11-08-2006 21:03 »

I fell asleep in my fridge in 1973. Can you believe my house didn't have a power outage for 27 years!?
This future is truly bleak. They have these things called i-pods that prevent people from having civilized conversations.
Stezzy

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« Reply #472 on: 11-09-2006 13:03 »
« Last Edit on: 11-09-2006 13:03 »

I know it's all a bit vague at the mo but does anyone have ANY idea when the new Futurama DVDS will reach the UK? I emailed Channel 4 yesterday to ask them if they were going to air the new episodes, thinking they probably would, but I had a reply saying they had no plans to air the new series   frown I guess us Brits will have to rely on the release of the DVDS -will they take much longer to get here? I don't want to be waiting until 2009 and be the last to see it! I suppose it might be possible to get the DVD shipped over from the US though? If someone could ease my mind a little I'd be grateful.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #473 on: 11-09-2006 13:42 »
« Last Edit on: 11-10-2006 00:00 »

Why would the DVD's take longer to come out in the UK? All of the Futurama DVD Seasons came out months earlier here than in the US. Ok this is different and we might get them slightly later I don't know, we could get them earlier, but surely either way it wouldn't be by much at all. I wouldn't worry about it. If the worst comes to the worst just import from US, I doubt it'll come to that though...
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #474 on: 11-09-2006 19:51 »

Just for the heck of it: In-studio images of the most recent recording session.
Stezzy

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« Reply #475 on: 11-10-2006 03:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
Why would the DVD's take longer to come out in the UK? All of the Futurama DVD Seasons came out months earlier here than in the US. Ok this is different and we might get them slightly later I don't know, we couldn't get them earlier, but surely either way it wouldn't be by much at all. I wouldn't worry about it. If the worst comes to the worst just import from US, I doubt it'll come to that though...

Thanks for the info, at least it won't take as long as I thought then   big grin

I'ven seen the above photos on Billy's site - they're great. It's fantastic of him to include fans in the big build up!
PCC Fred

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« Reply #476 on: 11-10-2006 18:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Stezzy:
I know it's all a bit vague at the mo but does anyone have ANY idea when the new Futurama DVDS will reach the UK? I emailed Channel 4 yesterday to ask them if they were going to air the new episodes, thinking they probably would, but I had a reply saying they had no plans to air the new series    frown I guess us Brits will have to rely on the release of the DVDS -will they take much longer to get here? I don't want to be waiting until 2009 and be the last to see it!

For starters you're probably asking the wrong people by turning to C4.  Sky One aired the series before C4 did, and in all fairness to them they did a decent job of it, often airing episodes within weeks of them airing on FOX.  By contrast C4 never really had their heart in it, heavily editing episodes and relegating them to T4 slots.  Safe to say that the new episodes will air on Sky One.

And Otis is right - the DVDs should be released in Europe not too long after in America.  Early 2008 at the latest, IMO.
hobbitboy

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« Reply #477 on: 03-29-2008 09:09 »

 
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Originally posted by coldangel_1:
That guy seems to be the only dude on the net who's read the script. Is he for real?

Given the benefit of hindsight we know that his report was written less that six months after the script writing process began so apparently, yes he was (and may still be for all we know).
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #478 on: 04-02-2008 03:03 »

Does anybody know if comedy central is the same as the comedy channel on cable in Australia. I ask because a friend of mine..uh..wants to see these episodes the same as everybody else.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #479 on: 04-02-2008 03:41 »

Sorry, don't know if they have the same channels as the US.  I only know their toilet water swirrels in the direct opposite direction as the US (thanks to the Simpsons).
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