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aslate

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« on: 01-31-2002 16:14 »
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What do you think were the best DVD extras on Season 1. I like the animatic and would like the story boards/scripts but they are a bit too long to look through, i'll finish that sooner or later, what about you?

P.S. I do know that i've spelt features wrong, i noticed it too late.

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« Reply #1 on: 01-31-2002 16:21 »
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I liked the deleted scenes the most, now I know what that blue slot on the front of The Crushinator is  flirt  wink I love the deleted scene from "My Three Suns", I'm surprised it was cut out  eek The best deleted scene was the one from "Loves Labourse Lost In Space" with the Kill Bot, that was cool  cool

All of the extras are pretty good though, there could have been more. I found that some of the drawings of characters that were dropped from the show were really interesting. I'm glad that Fry looks the way he does rather than some of those previous drawings.

Matt Groenings behind the scenes was good while it lasted but was far too short frown The menus are all very good, especially the chapter selections smile I havn't yet watched any with commentary, where the bleeding hell do you get to it?
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« Reply #2 on: 01-31-2002 16:33 »

I think the best feature has to be availability

::Taps foot impatiently::
aslate

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« Reply #3 on: 01-31-2002 16:33 »

What you do is go into the Language selection in each episode options screen, the first one is quite interesting, you do get told some of the AL they put in without having to encode it
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« Reply #4 on: 01-31-2002 16:40 »
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Thanx aslate, I didn't go into the language section before because it was already in English, silly me.
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #5 on: 01-31-2002 21:57 »

Don't tease me, you DVD owning lucky buggery bastards :fits of jealous rage:
Xenomorph
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« Reply #6 on: 01-31-2002 22:28 »

I know my DVD player wouldn't work (I'm a Yank) but if there any way I could get them to play on a DVD-ROM drive?
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« Reply #7 on: 01-31-2002 23:24 »


Mmmmm... Cowboy Bebop DVDs...

Oh, what does this have to do with anything? Well, if there's one thing that can make the Futurama DVDs any better, they should add some novelty stuff in it, like a DOOP passport and a Planet Express employee ID. Maybe even a centerfold poster of Amy  flirt They should try some of this stuff for their next set!
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« Reply #8 on: 02-01-2002 04:49 »

I reckon the deleted scenes are best, this is because they are the only extra on the video  tongue
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« Reply #9 on: 02-01-2002 06:19 »

I really liked the image gallery. It was interestign to see early conceptions of the characters, especially Hermes' many haircuts. The commentaries run a close second, there's a lot of interesting stuff in them, but there are quite a few blank pauses.
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« Reply #10 on: 02-01-2002 11:52 »

I want it, I want it!!
I'm still looking for the cheapest dealer in sweden...
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #11 on: 02-01-2002 13:25 »

Origionally Amy's clothes were yellow...
PrinceBejeeta

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« Reply #12 on: 02-01-2002 16:43 »

I think the commentary is pretty cool.
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« Reply #13 on: 02-01-2002 16:52 »

I like the commentaries (especially "Some Enchanted Evening" on the Simpsons DVD) but the delted scenes rock.
aslate

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« Reply #14 on: 02-01-2002 17:07 »

I found the storyboards useful. The fact that nibblers shadow was in the final cut, the animatic and the storyboard must mean it was important.
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« Reply #15 on: 02-01-2002 19:08 »

I found the commentaries on the futurama dvd alot better then the ones on the simpsons dvd.
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« Reply #16 on: 02-01-2002 19:54 »

welcome to Peel Xenomorph!  smile
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« Reply #17 on: 02-01-2002 19:55 »

also, welcome to the board of tomorrow PrinceBejeeta!  smile
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« Reply #18 on: 02-01-2002 21:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
Origionally Amy's clothes were yellow...

Glad that never came to pass...
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« Reply #19 on: 02-02-2002 00:11 »

The audio commentaries is a sure #1. It's great to hear the creators, and some of the things that inspired them. There are some breaks now and then, but otherwise they tell you some great background info. And John DiMaggio is very funny. His Farnsworth voice was almost perfect. It would've been cool if they had brought in Billy West and made a "duelling proffesors session" on the DVD as well.

The deleted scenes are cool too. Too bad the one with the Killbot didn't make it to the episode. "Love is all around, Captain."

The storyboards, and initial script for the pilot was interesting. They had enough material to make it 1+ hour long. But the cuts they made were okay, that was more of an background for the characters than funny things. The rough animation version was great too.

The early drawings was interesting, but I'm glad they ended up with the characters looking the way they do. Some of the first versions was just weird.

All the extra features was great, but the audio commentaries wins easily.

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« Reply #20 on: 02-02-2002 00:12 »

I still say availability is the best feature
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« Reply #21 on: 02-02-2002 08:14 »

Why do you people do this to me!!!

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Space Pope

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« Reply #22 on: 02-02-2002 09:55 »

hi everyone,
I'd say the best feature of the DVD set has to be the audio commentaries - John DiMaggio and Billy West are such cool and funny guys - as are Matt Groening and David X Coen  smile
I was a little dissapointed that there werent more deleted scenes included (I think the guys doing the commentaries hint that many more scenes were cut (although i guess they may not have been animated). I do have to say though, that the scene in Loves Labours Lost in Space really was very funny and cant believe it was cut..."Kill bots really arent so bad once you get to know them..." *grins*

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« Reply #23 on: 02-02-2002 10:21 »

Welcome to the amazing, blue....
...erhm and amazing board of PEEL Space Pope!
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« Reply #24 on: 02-02-2002 11:13 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
I think the best feature has to be availability

::Taps foot impatiently::

100% agree with Nix, (argg, waiting to May??)

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« Reply #25 on: 02-02-2002 13:23 »

HMM animatics pretty cool. Surprised what was cut from the orginal episode.
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« Reply #26 on: 02-06-2002 04:47 »

Watch the episodes with the commetary on, u learn alot about why they did certain things etc. well good
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« Reply #27 on: 02-06-2002 13:31 »
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Yes, the commentarys reveal most of the secrets wink
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« Reply #28 on: 02-06-2002 16:29 »

can someone please post these commentary secrets for us americans please?
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« Reply #29 on: 02-06-2002 17:04 »

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« Reply #30 on: 02-06-2002 17:48 »

I love the little things, like the wee post-its on the chapter selection screen left behind by Fry, Leela and Bender, they're well cool.
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« Reply #31 on: 02-07-2002 22:21 »

I agree with nasteve ... it's small stuff like that that shows the people behind the DVD truly love the show. The love is all there in the details.
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« Reply #32 on: 02-10-2002 22:39 »

welcome to PEEL Space Pope!  smile
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« Reply #33 on: 02-10-2002 22:47 »
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welcome to the board of tomorrow, Bachelor_Chow!   smile
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« Reply #34 on: 02-10-2002 22:48 »
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welcome to PEEL, flicster! watch your step...   wink
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« Reply #35 on: 02-10-2002 23:06 »
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ah ha! found you! welcome to PEEL, McGrady!   smile
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« Reply #36 on: 02-10-2002 23:52 »

Thanks for the warm welcome futurefreak -- by the way, I have many steps, is there one in particular that I should be watching? (How's that for humors? Today's comedians could learn a lot from me!)
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« Reply #37 on: 02-11-2002 02:34 »

I guess the DVD as a whole is a fine example of what the technology is capable of. None of the extra features is really outstanding in its kind, yet they're all there. For instance the fact that every episode has a commentary track is not that obvious for a TV series. The X-Files boxes have two, maybe three episodes with commentary track in each box. The menus are very fine, too, with, as somebody stated, all those tiny notes attached to the control panel. And I don't believe I know of any other DVD with eight Easter eggs.

Conclusion: pretty much the same amount of extras as any other average DVD, only better 'cuz its Futurama!
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