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Bendo

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« on: 02-26-2002 16:30 »

I will be going to the Paley Festival this Thursday (as well as some others from this board). I had been thinking about taking the online petition and having it printed out and presenting it to Groening and Cohen. Just to let them know that we are here and fighting for Futurama from the fan side.
My question is of the other people who are going was anybody else planning on doing this? I would not want to duplicate anybody else's efforts. I have no problem doing this (save downloading all those signatures) and would like to. Any ideas?
RM
Venus

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« Reply #1 on: 02-26-2002 17:58 »

that sounds so awsome. i say go for it. And tell them that we want a Futurama movie! Hell it would give the original production team something to do until Fox wises up.
Priz

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« Reply #2 on: 02-26-2002 19:27 »

All I'm planning on bringing are my DVD set, a camera, some pens, and other random stuff. Oh, and a few CD's with anime, like I said.

bart182

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« Reply #3 on: 02-26-2002 21:41 »
« Last Edit on: 02-26-2002 21:41 »

Well, almost everyone knows about the petition and what CGEF has been doing.  I've even spoken to David Cohen about it via email.  Also, I callked Rough Draft on the phone, and they said to go to CGEF and sign the petition.  So I'm pretty sure they all know about it.  AND, marc has gotten many many emails from voices and artists from the show.

[Jon] - [my winamp statistics]
[CGEF - gotfuturama.com]
[Futurama Collectorama! - enjoyslurm.com]

Allen

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« Reply #4 on: 02-26-2002 21:46 »

I wish I could get e-mail from the voices and artists of the show. Oh well, at least we know we're having some sort of an impact.
Just Chris

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« Reply #5 on: 02-26-2002 23:51 »

I say go for it. Seize the moment. We fans are getting in touch with the big boys already!
Xenomorph
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« Reply #6 on: 02-26-2002 23:56 »

I wish I could go. Make us proud!
[-mArc-]

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« Reply #7 on: 02-27-2002 00:22 »

If you need a file (excell) with all the names or with all the names and comments, let me know

just so you know: it's several hundret pages of printing. would be great though.
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #8 on: 02-27-2002 08:10 »

Damn, I wanna go!
Oh well, make us proud.  smile
Bendo

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« Reply #9 on: 02-27-2002 09:48 »

Sure [-marc-] if you have that file ready to go I will take it. I will take it to the local copy center and have them print and bind it.
Email it to: nibblerhouse@hotmail.com
Thanks man!
RM
[-mArc-]

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« Reply #10 on: 02-27-2002 13:03 »

I'll mail you a link
the names + numbers are 700kb zipped.
Excell told me i cant have more than 65565 lines in a sheet :P Damn 16 bit world
Allen

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« Reply #11 on: 02-27-2002 17:31 »

Well, to those that can go: have fun and cream Fox in negotiations smile
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #12 on: 02-27-2002 17:46 »

I envy you people who are going, don't forget to tell us less fortunate people about it, thanx.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #13 on: 02-27-2002 17:47 »

I wish I was going and It's too much money and travel for nothing much.
Allen

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« Reply #14 on: 02-27-2002 17:48 »

I'd rather be there, oh well, like you said at least tell us about it
Priz

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« Reply #15 on: 02-28-2002 13:10 »

test
Priz

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« Reply #16 on: 02-28-2002 13:13 »

ok, was getting an error message before in German and couldn't post.

ANYWAY... My 2 friends who were going to come along with me both flaked so I have an extra ticket for tonight if anyone needs it. I'm about to leave in about 30 minutes or so to get on the road (it's about a 6 hour drive to LA from the bay area stopping for gas, food, etc.) and want to make it early for the event, trying to avoid LA traffic and all that.

So... I'll be wearing a Cheapass games shirt. If there's some semblance of a line there, if anyone from the board wants to meet up to chat/hang out/kill time, that's cool with me. I hope they have parking there. ^_^
Mitsui

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« Reply #17 on: 02-28-2002 14:27 »

Nice idea Bendo.

Marc you lucky person(?), your getting cool emails  cry  wink
Bendo

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« Reply #18 on: 02-28-2002 17:37 »

Well, the bad news is that I won't be able to take the signatures after all. I had a ton of errands to run after I got off of work and was not able to get the signatures down to the copy club.
Sorry everybody. I will still be going and will have info on it later this week.
RM
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« Reply #19 on: 02-28-2002 17:57 »

Have fun Bendo!
Allen

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« Reply #20 on: 02-28-2002 18:09 »

Well, that is too bad Bendo, but try to have fun and bring back snacks smile
Juliet

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« Reply #21 on: 02-28-2002 19:42 »

 
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Originally posted by bart182:
Well, almost everyone knows about the petition and what CGEF has been doing.  I've even spoken to David Cohen about it via email.  Also, I callked Rough Draft on the phone, and they said to go to CGEF and sign the petition.  So I'm pretty sure they all know about it.  AND, marc has gotten many many emails from voices and artists from the show.


Voices from the show? really?


Allen

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« Reply #22 on: 02-28-2002 20:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Juliet:
 Voices from the show? really?


That would be my guess.


The end of a story is only the beginning.
MacHackerBS

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« Reply #23 on: 02-28-2002 21:59 »

I am trying to get a hold of John DiMaggio for a school research paper on voice artists.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #24 on: 02-28-2002 23:18 »

 
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Originally posted by Juliet:
 Voices from the show? really?

No.  Voices from the commercials.

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"NOOOOO HE WAS MY BROTHER!" and then got tired and slept.


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VelourFog

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« Reply #25 on: 03-01-2002 11:23 »

so whoever went to this thing had better be giving us a full report.  or else i'll have to go over to aicn  tongue
blahness

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« Reply #26 on: 03-01-2002 12:06 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
so whoever went to this thing had better be giving us a full report.  or else i'll have to go over to aicn   tongue
and i thought i was the only one constantly refreshing to hear what went down hehe  smile

Guffman

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« Reply #27 on: 03-01-2002 12:07 »

What is AICN?
cellery

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« Reply #28 on: 03-01-2002 12:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Guffman:
What is AICN?

Ain't It Cool News. Lots of movie and entertainment related info.
 http://www.aint-it-cool.com/
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #29 on: 03-01-2002 14:17 »

Well, please share your anicdotes...
Bendo

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« Reply #30 on: 03-01-2002 17:22 »

Kind of surprised nobody has posted on this yet. Anyways, below is what I posted over at the Futurama Foundation Message Board regarding my take on the events of last night. I hurriedly wrote everything down this morning before I went to work so I haven't really touched upon alot of things that went on. Once I get my thoughts together a little better I hope to have something up on my site.
Anyways, here goes nothing:  smile

Well, the time has come and gone. Last night was the Paley Festival with Futurama and it was a really good time. I will do my best to summarize it all up here.
They showed two episodes tonight - Hell is Other Robots and Amazon Women in the Mood. The first half of the show was left for introductions and some questions fromt he moderator. The second half was questions from the audience.

Each voice actor, writer, director, etc explained who they were and what they did. It was fun to hear the voice actors talk about the characters they do and how they evolved. For those interested Billy West mentioned that the voice of Zapp actually came from an amalgamation of different radio DJ's that he had worked with over the years. Those guys who spin the top 40's hits and who (as he puts it) are so in love with the sound of their own voices. That was pretty interesting. As was hearing Maurice LaMarch talk a little bit about his characters as well as talking about the Brain (one of my favorite shows - Pinky and the Brain). In perfect Brain voice he said something like working on Futurama was just part of his larger scheme to take over the world!
The night was pretty dominated by John DiMaggio and Billy West. DiMaggio is a pretty hyper guy and gives me the sense that he is really enjoying what he is doing.  Although, judging by the good spirits on the panel I would guess everybody is having a good time.

On the topic of the future of Futurama Matt Groening tried to make it clear that it is a hiatus and that they are in talks with Fox. The drawback as he saw it, and as pointed out by many other individuals online, is that by the time Fox may come around and order more episodes most of the writing and animation staff will have been long gone and off working on other projects. He kind of stressed that it is on hiatus and not cancelled. David X. Cohen did interject and said to keep writing those letters to Fox.

Let's see, the only no show for the night was Katey Sagal. Pretty bummed about that but you can't have everything.  Afterwards, many of the panel stayed to sign autographs and talk with the fans. I got a chance to meet Billy West, Phil Lammar and Maurice LaMarche. Maurice LaMarche was exceptionally exciting as like I said before my girlfriend and I are both fans of Pinky and the Brain - poink.

Anyways, it was a fun evening that lasted about 2 1/2 hours. It was great to see Futurama projected on a large theater style screen with a great sound system. It made the episodes twice as good.  I will try to post more as well as get some more notes up here and on my website but weeks end. I didn't get to take pictures for a couple of reasons. Those being there was no photography allowed and the digital camera I was using didn't have a memory stick in it. Boo!
RM
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« Reply #31 on: 03-01-2002 18:25 »
« Last Edit on: 03-01-2002 18:25 »

Cool. Thanks for the report, Bendo. Sounds like quite an evening.

Some nice little infos, I haven't heard that part with the Zapper's voice before. Sounds like John DiMaggio just was himself. He acts the exact same way on the DVD set. Extremely funny guy, weird laugh and he really enjoys it. Too bad about Katey Sagal though, I'd love to hear her opinion about Leela.

Looking forward to reading about it on your site.
Xenomorph
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« Reply #32 on: 03-01-2002 18:42 »
« Last Edit on: 03-01-2002 18:42 »

Bendo, you should expand on that a wee bit and send it to Hercules at AintitCoolNews, I'm certain he'd put it up.
Sarge

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« Reply #33 on: 03-01-2002 18:48 »

Sounds like a fun time.  smile
cellery

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« Reply #34 on: 03-01-2002 18:54 »

Wow, that sounded like a blast. I need to move to California, you guys have the coolest stuff out there. (Well, except the crime, pollution and bad drivers)
bart182

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« Reply #35 on: 03-01-2002 18:55 »

hehe, this thing was great... I'll have a transcript, review, and pictures of the event soon.
Allen

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« Reply #36 on: 03-01-2002 18:55 »

That sounded so cool.
cellery

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« Reply #37 on: 03-01-2002 18:57 »

 
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Originally posted by bart182:
hehe, this thing was great... I'll have a transcript, review, and pictures of the event soon.

Awesome! Looking forward to it. I hope you got pics of the voice talent, it'll be interesting to see how they look in RL.
Xenomorph
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« Reply #38 on: 03-01-2002 19:35 »

 
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Originally posted by cellery:
 Awesome! Looking forward to it. I hope you got pics of the voice talent, it'll be interesting to see how they look in RL.

http://www.gotfuturama.com/Information/FuturamaStaff/VoiceActors/

Although they do refer to Mom's VA as "Mauriche LaMarche."
cellery

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« Reply #39 on: 03-01-2002 19:45 »

Thanks for the link. LOL, Maurice LaMarche looks a lot like Tress MacNeille!    laff
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