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soylentOrange

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« Reply #120 on: 03-23-2008 20:10 »

I can't believe how much they cut.  Fully half (if not more) of that pop song scene with Leela and Larz was cut.  So far, there's only been one new part, and that was the Torgo commericial.  I have to say, I'm a bit dissapointed
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #121 on: 03-24-2008 02:14 »

They did cut a lot; some of the things I enjoyed in the movie didn't make the final episodes cuts.  I'm sure, for purists, there's "gonna be hell to pay".

However, I've also got to say (which I said at UNPEEL, while PEEL was down tonight) that I thought that BBS worked better cut into 4 episodes.  I don't know why; maybe the cuts they made helped with pacing or something like that, but I enjoyed it more in shorter sections than strung together in 1 longer episode.  I thought the jokes were stronger & punchier, the overall direction made more sense and it was more streamlined overall.

You may now proceed to burn me at the stake...
bobbot

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« Reply #122 on: 03-24-2008 10:44 »
« Last Edit on: 03-24-2008 10:44 »

What really torqued me was the stupid ripped page business covered up the next segments tag lines.  So little new content and they deliberately covered it up.  What a bunch of a**holes!
trickster381

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« Reply #123 on: 03-24-2008 10:45 »
« Last Edit on: 03-24-2008 10:45 »

I would give the overall grade a C. It would have been a D- or F if they didn't have the torgo commercial and I think new lines under the intro logo

Also, why the hell did they edit out eric cartman.
Kryten

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« Reply #124 on: 03-24-2008 14:01 »

So, anyone have an "EPIC FAIL" graphic?
jigielnik

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« Reply #125 on: 03-24-2008 15:09 »

well, i have to say that, though i didnt see it (forgot) everyones descriptions just make it look like crap. cohen told us they were gonna be "cut up and have new content added" but from what im understanding, there was ONE new piece of content in the torgo ad, and thats it, that sucks
Xanfor

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« Reply #126 on: 03-24-2008 18:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
So, anyone have an "EPIC FAIL" graphic?


Frisco17

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« Reply #127 on: 03-24-2008 20:25 »

Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #128 on: 03-24-2008 22:40 »

laff

 
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Originally posted by trickster381:
Also, why the hell did they edit out eric cartman.

...They what?

I only caught the first half of the movie last night, so I didn't see all of the cuts they made but... that's just stupid.  Wasn't Cartman supposed to be a homage to South Park, and to a lesser extent Comedy Central?

From what little I saw, I agree with seattlejohn01 that the movie seemed to work a lot better as four split episodes than as a single entity, though I can't really put my finger on why.  I think it's easier to forgive some of the plotholes and other minor failings when you see it as four 22 minute episodes rather than a feature length film because mentally you argue that "they didn't have time to expand on ___".  Some of the cuts were absolutely attrocious, though: Fry's escape from Nudar and his friends was horribly butchered and the cuts painfully obvious, and cutting Leela and Lars date montage in half like that was irritating (that was one of my favorite parts of the movie!).  Epic fail indeed.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #129 on: 03-24-2008 23:07 »

 
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Originally posted by Officer 1BDI:
...the movie seemed to work a lot better as four split episodes than as a single entity, though I can't really put my finger on why
It's got to be because of shortened attention spans; I blame MTV...   roll eyes
trickster381

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« Reply #130 on: 03-25-2008 05:27 »

I think the worst cut was when they were in the ally. Santa just showed up and they cut him flying away. So it went like Santa showed up and landed and then Fry says can things get any worse and they all bust into singing
HYPNoBRECKY

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« Reply #131 on: 03-25-2008 05:56 »
« Last Edit on: 03-25-2008 05:56 »

It was good to see Futurama Bender's Big Score on Comedy Central.  I'm "sick a s a dog," but i still enjoyed the shows.  It was neat to be all anticipatory about something in the works and seeing it to fruition!!  Thumbs up Matt G. and crew, thumbs up!!
soylentOrange

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« Reply #132 on: 03-25-2008 08:34 »

 
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Also, why the hell did they edit out eric cartman.

Cartman was way over on the right hand of the screen in the movie.  He had to be cut in order to go from widescreen to the standard screen ratio.
futz
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« Reply #133 on: 03-25-2008 09:26 »

Down to basic cable here. Was the 1st CC episode pretty much the first 20+ minutes on the BBS DVD or was the 1st CC episode made from scenes selected from the entire DVD?
soylentOrange

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« Reply #134 on: 03-25-2008 09:42 »

the 1st episode was the first 22 minutes of the DVD, the second episode was the second 22 minutes from the DVD, etc. 
HipNoJoe
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« Reply #135 on: 03-25-2008 19:25 »

You could look at it this way: If you were watching them for the first time, they would be pretty entertaining and then the dvd would seem even better with its additional content.  On the other hand, I have seen the dvd before and I'm not a simple minded moron, so it looked pretty bad from my perspective.  I was anticipating a little more original content.  On the plus side, they did an OK job promoting it.
NastyInThePasty

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« Reply #136 on: 03-25-2008 21:51 »

 
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Originally posted by soylentOrange:
the 1st episode was the first 22 minutes of the DVD, the second episode was the second 22 minutes from the DVD, etc. 

But you add 22 four times and you get...88 minutes, which is precisely how long BBS runs, so I can't for the life of me figure out why they cut so much material...
 hmpf Even adding a credit sequence at the beginning and end of each "episode" would only remove...what, four minutes?
HYPNoBRECKY

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« Reply #137 on: 03-25-2008 23:23 »
« Last Edit on: 03-25-2008 23:23 »

   
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Originally posted by HipNoJoe:
You could look at it this way: If you were watching them for the first time, they would be pretty entertaining and then the dvd would seem even better with its additional content.  On the other hand, I have seen the dvd before and I'm not a simple minded moron, so it looked pretty bad from my perspective.  I was anticipating a little more original content.  On the plus side, they did an OK job promoting it.

Hooray!! Dude, I'm a simple minded moron!!!  I loved it!!   
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x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #138 on: 03-26-2008 01:32 »

here in australia we have a little channel on cable called FOX
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #139 on: 03-26-2008 02:15 »

 
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Originally posted by trickster381:
I think the worst cut was when they were in the ally. Santa just showed up and they cut him flying away. So it went like Santa showed up and landed and then Fry says can things get any worse and they all bust into singing
Now that you mention it, that was a little odd.  Ultimately, I think HipNoJoe is right.  I think CC cut it & put it on TV for those people who might like Futurama (but didn't go out & buy the DVD), or for those who might be seeing it for the 1st time.  They cut it for others, not hard-core Futurama fans like us...
trickster381

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« Reply #140 on: 03-26-2008 14:48 »

Thinking about everything everyone has said. It would make four good episodes if you hadn't already seen the movie. It was also probally good for futurama beginers.
FryFangirlLisa

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« Reply #141 on: 03-30-2008 01:36 »

Yeah, I completely agree with you, trickster.

And even though I've already seen the DVD version of it, I thought it was nice seeing Bender's Big Score on TV.  I was happy to see the Torgo commercial!  That was awesome!   smile 

I could actually make out two of the opening taglines during the airing (I taped Bender's Big Score).  I'm going to double-check my tape again, before I list them.
SonicPanther

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« Reply #142 on: 03-30-2008 15:00 »

They cut out my favorite line.

...  frown
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #143 on: 03-30-2008 19:10 »

Is it just my station, or is the picture of today's encore presentation of "Bender's Big Score" screwed up?
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #144 on: 03-31-2008 00:08 »

 
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Originally posted by SonicPanther:
They cut out my favorite line.

...   frown
What's your favorite line, SP?

This is the 2nd time I've seen it on TV.  I've said it before, and I'll say it again; I think it works better broken up into 4 episodes.  It's streamlined to run a lot smoother, and the jokes work better.
Sayna

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« Reply #145 on: 03-31-2008 23:47 »
« Last Edit on: 03-31-2008 23:47 »

 
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Originally posted by soylentOrange:
I can't believe how much they cut.  Fully half (if not more) of that pop song scene with Leela and Larz was cut.  So far, there's only been one new part, and that was the Torgo commericial.  I have to say, I'm a bit dissapointed

That's why it seemed so short to me! I love that part, I don't know how I missed it! But yeah... the car falling on Leela and Lars was gone, wasn't it? And I don't remember seeing the mini-golf...

They also cut at least one line from the announcer guy who gets killed by the Hypnotoad ("No, Hypnotoad! It's beyond my control! Please don't make me kill myself!" ), the part about Amy being able to speak Yeti and I could swear that they cut away from the scene where everyone strips down. They also cut down the opening so that you see Zoidberg randomly using his claws like castanets, which didn't make as much sense without the other character intros.

And, of course, they cut off the taglines. All I remember seeing is the "Apply directly to the foreclaw!" one.


HYPNoBRECKY

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« Reply #146 on: 04-01-2008 11:49 »
« Last Edit on: 04-13-2008 00:00 »

Now that Bender's Big Score has been aired for a second time on Comedy Central, it feels as if Futurama is really back.  When the four part mini series aired Sunday, we all watched Matt G. and crew's first ressurection offering once again in the ole' homestead, here.  I really started experiencing that take it for granted feeling one can get when a series is current.  It was a nice feeling to have for a cultural icon.  Knowing that there is more to come, also cemented in place that Fururama is a substantiated figure in our current tense of a culture.  Hazah, for Comedy Central and Matt G. and the crew!        cool

edit-  What will really be cool is when Bender's Big Score is incorporated into the seventy-two episode library plus the added four episodes in continuum.  So, when the last(old!) finale episode comes up to be watched on Comedy Central... it won't reset back to episode one point oh; when Fry unthaws...   

<object width="510" height="295"><param name="movie" value="http://www.hulu.com/embed/59lfHD_YQSdqJgSYk6Fwng"></param><embed src="http://www.hulu.com/embed/59lfHD_YQSdqJgSYk6Fwng" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"  width="510" height="295"></embed></object>

 FRY'S first taste... 

...It will continue on to episode 73, then episode... 74!  Wow! Then episode 75! And, lastly, then on to the new last episode... episode 76!  Cool, huh?!
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