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Kryten

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« on: 02-13-2002 12:49 »

You there! Go to your local newsstand or comic shop right now! See that magazine called "Cinescape"? The one with Homer and Bender on the cover? Buy it! Buy it now!

Teral

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« Reply #1 on: 02-13-2002 12:58 »
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Any online version of that, for us oversea'rs?

Edit: never mind, I got it.  smile
Zed 85

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« Reply #2 on: 02-13-2002 13:12 »

All I've got so far is something about washing machines (seriously)

And something saying I can't get it unitl the 19th.

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Binder

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« Reply #3 on: 02-13-2002 16:36 »

While talking to CINESCAPE’S Anthony C. Ferrante for the March issue of the magazine, FUTURAMA executive producer David X. Cohen reveals the writing staff is governed by a high-tech washing machine.

“One thing we have that most shows don’t is a washer/dryer” Cohen said. “In fact, we’re the only show where while the writers are working, they’re all doing their laundry… [It] is right next door [to the writers’ room] so people are pitching jokes and the washer will go ‘annnnnnnnk’ with this load buzzing sound. So in a sense, the dryer will reject people’s jokes.”

On a more serious vein, Cohen talked about some of the frustrations he’s had with FUTURAMA’s network, Fox. In its 7 p.m. Sunday time slot, the show often goes unaired during football season.

“We did 24 episodes last year, and I believe 10 went unaired,” Cohen said. “Then we made 18 more, so we have 28 episodes in production that have not aired, with 15 scheduled to run this season.”

For this and a whole lot more, including an interview with FUTURAMA’s other creator Matt Groening, check out the March issue of CINESCAPE, on stands February 19.
VelourFog

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« Reply #4 on: 02-13-2002 17:01 »

yikes! $5.99  are nerds supposed to be rich or somehting?

thats pretty funny how they talk about the poor treatment of the show and call it "the funniest show on television you haven't seen"  they should add and never will see

my bookstore had about 10 copies if anyone really wants one.
VelourFog

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« Reply #5 on: 02-13-2002 17:30 »
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VelourCorp in association with DrippyTacInc presents

  
"#2 of 2 Collectible Covers"
   
"Matt out of Hell"
   
"Around the Bender: Why Futurama is the funniest show on television you haven't seen"

PS- tomorrow I will be making a trip to pick up more Cinescapes, so if anyone else wants one email me (velourfog@aol.com) tonight (or whatever time it is now in whatever country you live in) -you pay postage!  love
VelourFog

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« Reply #6 on: 02-13-2002 17:50 »

more from me! that girl who never goes away!

Page 55:

"they have a slogan for Sunday nights that says, 'it all starts Sundays at 8 pm.'  It's very complimentary for The Simpsons, but I have this other show.  I complain about it and then they take the slogan away for a few months and then it's back again."
-matt groening

page 56:
"Take, for example Odenkirk, Kaplan and Keeler discussing the possibilities of parallel universes - an idea that became the focal point for the upcoming, The Farnsworth Parabox episode."

page 57:
"'The last episode scripted for season 4, we were thinking that we wanted to hedge our bets just in case we're cancelled so we wanted to end on a touching note,' says Cohen of The Devil's Hands are Idol Playthings, which features Fry making a bargain with the devil to compose music that will show his love for Leela.'  The end result is an opera in the last third of the episode, which Keeler is penning himself.
 'Calling it an opera is a bit misleading,' says Keeler. 'The episode doesn't wrap things up, it doesn't end like a terminus, but it's not open-ended either.'"

Chump

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« Reply #7 on: 02-13-2002 17:59 »

Chump wads up his fan-fic which he has been writing for some time now about the parallel universe and hucks it in the trash.

Oh well.
Sarge

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« Reply #8 on: 02-13-2002 18:05 »

It's you! That girl who never goes away!
The Parabox ep is neat. Zoidy really likes that box.
Yeah, "It all starts tonight at 8!" What an insult. I hate those announcers. Sometimes they get me so mad I JUST WANNA....!
FishyJoe

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« Reply #9 on: 02-13-2002 18:13 »

Good job...those are sexy hot quotes. It's good to know that the final episode will at least be semi-final-like.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #10 on: 02-13-2002 18:15 »

I'm glad the final episode has been written with the prospect of being the final one in mind. It should be a gem but when I finally do get round to watching it I will cry because there will be no more. 

 Hopefully by then another network will have it though and I won't need t cry at he end.
VelourFog

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« Reply #11 on: 02-13-2002 18:22 »

it's not "the final episode" it's "a final episode"

it's not supposed to be the finale, but it will probably end up that way.  bastards
what's going to happen to the show's "expansive mythology" like "Fry and his purpose for being in the 30th century"

huh!? huh?!  cry
Sarge

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« Reply #12 on: 02-13-2002 18:24 »

Zoidberg-"And what will become of all my uneaten clothing?!"
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #13 on: 02-13-2002 18:25 »

I hope we find out the real deal with Nibbler being in "Space Pilot 3000", hopefully "The Why Of Fry" will clear this up, hopefully.
Juliet

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« Reply #14 on: 02-13-2002 18:53 »

so Futurama going to end soon I really want to see Bend her. I do I really do

BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #15 on: 02-13-2002 19:17 »
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I guess this means "Idle Hands are the Devil's Playthings" is our finale.  Sigh.  I had hoped it'd end with at least some hint that F&L are a permanent couple.  A girl can dream though.  A girl can dream...   love

Who is Agent Codename: Dragonfly?
VelourFog

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« Reply #16 on: 02-13-2002 19:20 »

 
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The Devil's Hands are Idol Playthings

Torquemada

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« Reply #17 on: 02-13-2002 19:41 »

Does this rag air in the  UK? This questn may be answerd above, but iv ad a few to drink, an i cant be botherd to read iT ALl.
jasonlevine

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« Reply #18 on: 02-13-2002 20:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
I'm glad the final episode has been written with the prospect of being the final one in mind. It should be a gem but when I finally do get round to watching it I will cry because there will be no more. 

 Hopefully by then another network will have it though and I won't need t cry at he end.

I wish it were that simple.  My guess is that Fox won't allow Futurama to jump networks until they finish airing the rest of "their" episodes.  And by time they do, any other network will have a tough time getting the artists and writers back.  It won't be impossible, but Fox is making it as tough as possible for another station to snatch Futurama.   mad
Sarge

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« Reply #19 on: 02-13-2002 23:27 »

 
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Originally posted by BumbleBeeTheta:
I had hoped it'd end with at least some hint that F&L are a permanent couple.  A girl can dream though.  A girl can dream...    love


This is another Fry & Leela episode (different than the one I referred to long ago). It also has a cute bittersweet ending.

Javier Lopez

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« Reply #20 on: 02-14-2002 04:36 »

i would preffer end with some OVAs or movies... there they can do what they want
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #21 on: 02-14-2002 20:25 »
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Originally posted by Sarge:
This is another Fry & Leela episode (different than the one I referred to long ago). It also has a cute bittersweet ending.
Bittersweet?  Bittersweet!  I don't want bittersweet!  I want confirmation that things are mutual between them.  -Sob-  Does this mean we'll never see their first kiss or hear "I Wanna Fall in Love" before their first time or grin from ear to ear when he pops the question????????????????    cry    frown
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #22 on: 02-14-2002 20:28 »

Damn you all!  I went searching all over for this mag today and all I could find was the last month's issue!
Allen

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« Reply #23 on: 02-14-2002 20:52 »

 
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Originally posted by BumbleBeeTheta:
   
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Originally posted by Sarge:
This is another Fry & Leela episode (different than the one I referred to long ago). It also has a cute bittersweet ending.
Bittersweet?  Bittersweet!  I don't want bittersweet!  I want confirmation that things are mutual between them.  -Sob-  Does this mean we'll never see their first kiss or hear "I Wanna Fall in Love" before their first time or grin from ear to ear when he pops the question????????????????     cry     frown

Look, Theta I want to see that as much as you do, but we gotta stay strong or evil will win  big grin There's still hope ya know smile
iliketowankalot

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« Reply #24 on: 02-14-2002 21:38 »

 
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Originally posted by BumbleBeeTheta:
  -Sob-  Does this mean we'll never see their first kiss or hear "I Wanna Fall in Love" before their first time or grin from ear to ear when he pops the question????????????????     cry     frown
Maybe I've gone completely mental from not wanking for over 49 hours but I'm pretty sure they already kissed and got married and divorced

Allen

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« Reply #25 on: 02-14-2002 21:42 »

That doesn't count as we didn't really get to see inbetween the skips
VelourFog

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« Reply #26 on: 02-14-2002 23:36 »

ugh, if they actually got together the show would suck!  didn't the x-files teach you crazy shippers anything!  roll eyes
Allen

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« Reply #27 on: 02-14-2002 23:50 »

I, for one just want to happen. I don't want the show's focus to change. They can do what they want off screen. Also, in real life office relationships, it can help. The X-files isn't losing points because the stars got together, it's losing points because those two stars are leaving. Also I haven't watched it enough recently to know what exactly you're talking about.
Just Chris

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« Reply #28 on: 02-15-2002 00:08 »

Damn, the thing with Leela and Fry is starting to get like Niles' struggle with Daphne. I'd rather they go out for a few times and break up than not start a relationship at all. I'd like to see how Fry will react to Leela post-breakup, now that will be awkward...And this season 4 finale (well, SUPPOSEDLY for season 4) sounds like it will be a huge thing. It sounds like it will be a cliffhanger for a future plot. Sounds very dramatic to me. I'd like to see that. Keep the humor, but add a little more drama.
Zed 85

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« Reply #29 on: 02-15-2002 03:54 »

 
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Originally posted by Just Chris:
...Keep the humor, but add a little more drama.

I enjoy Futurama for its humour most of the time, although a bit more drama between Fry and Leela could add even more depth to the show.
Not too much drama though, they did that with Red Dwarf VII, it became a "Drama Comedy" and even though it wasn't not funny I didn't enjoy it as much as the other series. Or maybe it was because Rimmer left, and even though Kachanski (spelling?) turned up, there was still a huge gap missing.  hmpf
Lucas

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« Reply #30 on: 02-15-2002 14:50 »
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I dunno why I'm begining to not like spoilers... I used to like them, dunno what happened   hmpf
Teral

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« Reply #31 on: 02-15-2002 22:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Just Chris:
I'd rather they go out for a few times and break up than not start a relationship at all. I'd like to see how Fry will react to Leela post-breakup.

You mean like Ross And Rachel? I don't know, not exactly my favourite part of Friends.

I don't think a Fry/Leela relationship would be good idea right now. Not enough jokemateriel, other than what has already been done to death in Friends. The tension between them is better, and still leaves room for some sweet moments. With a steady character development, it could be done in 2-3 production seasons time, but right now that looks like wishfull thinking.  frown

But then again, what do I know? Looks like I'm gonna be wrong on the alien/mutant thing, so why not here too?
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