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PEE Poll: Do you expect another movie, or do you believe Futurama us gone for good?
Yes, it will certainly come back!
No, it is done for.
We don't care, but we're hopeful.

dr.bender nye

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« Reply #120 on: 03-13-2009 08:38 »

I think we'll need a Sherpa to guide us.

("OW")
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« Reply #121 on: 03-13-2009 10:48 »
« Last Edit on: 03-13-2009 10:57 »

If I die make sure I freeze in a dignified position none of the huddled over for warmth crap!

Or....

I can't believe Futurama is gone. I WON'T!!! If I can't reach Futurama physically I'll just have to try something desperate and crazy. :cut to First Amalgamated Church:
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« Reply #122 on: 03-13-2009 15:57 »
« Last Edit on: 03-13-2009 16:06 »

You know, I though about making a video about FOX Executives vs Futurama Workers and Fans.
"Let's say Fry here is a FOX Executive, and suppose the Robot Devil is the Futurama fan (See clip where TRD grabs F jacket as TRD shouts "GIVE ME BACK THE SHOW!") and then say Leela and Bender are the Futurama workers. (Benders Game clip where Leela wiggles Fry in the shower room and Bender strangling Fry in The Honking then we see all 3 clips merging togeter) Dont worry about ruining his brain, it left when he canceled us."

The only person that can save the show now, is Catman
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« Reply #123 on: 03-13-2009 16:24 »

Not to worry - I think we'll get another run of Futurama.  The format may be different but I think we may have it on Broadcast TV (FOX network).  My reasons being that Groening and company probably have learned that the feature-length setting doesn't suit the series.  Also FOX will make money by showing episodes during a broadcast run.  The new eps wouldn't be included in the Comedy Central Deal so that could be a bargaining chip for selling the cable rights or syndication rights for 2013.

I have nothing to base that on other than my hopes and dreams.
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« Reply #124 on: 03-13-2009 20:05 »

Well, the show returned because when Cartoon Network's Adult Swim picked it up it still got many views, and FOX being FOX, which in my thesaurus also means "Stupid Network", saw this as a good opportunity to bring it back into DVD form for them to pocket the money (Which I would think, or at least hope, is selling pretty well) and Comedy Central airing the 4 DVDs as 16 episodes because FOX wants to test the show and that Seth is being greedy and taking up his shows at the Sunday Primetime slots.

Who knows, maybe the same trick can happen twice. Only an actual series this time.
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« Reply #125 on: 03-13-2009 22:55 »

Perhaps Futurama will make a comeback worthy of an anthem by Rush!
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« Reply #126 on: 03-17-2009 03:31 »
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This might be the most substantial interview we've gotten since the release of ItWGY; it fills me with hope, it does.

A couple of selected quotes, courtesy of MG and DXC:

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Groening: We still have lots of stories that we've talked about to tell. So we hope we get to come back. We're talking with Fox and it might happen. We hope it does.

Cohen: The good news is it really might happen. And the bad news is it really might happen. We're not just puffing it up by saying it might happen. It's actually being talked about at -- I don't know about the highest levels, but the middle-most levels of Fox right now. But we don't know which way it's going to go.


It seems like they're actually beginning to have some say in those big, bad Fox executive meetings we've been hearing about. And, if the date of the article is any indication, this interview is from several weeks ago; I can only imagine (read: hope) that the talks have progressed further since.

Like I've been saying, the media coverage of Futurama, coupled with what DXC and Co. are actually saying, makes me think the show really is going to come back. But then again, maybe I'm just an optimistic moron.
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« Reply #127 on: 03-17-2009 03:41 »

It seems like they're actually beginning to have some say in those big, bad Fox executive meetings we've been hearing about. And, if the date of the article is any indication, this interview is from several weeks ago; I can only imagine (read: hope) that the talks have progressed further since.

Like I've been saying, the media coverage of Futurama, coupled with what DXC and Co. are actually saying, makes me think the show really is going to come back. But then again, maybe I'm just an optimistic moron.

I'd love to throw that Fry and hopelessness quote in again, but this certainly isn't hopeless.  Interestingly, though, it seems to support what Matt said in the Zoo tabloid, about there being talks at Fox with the Futurama people, and all that shizzle.

So the stars are clearly pointing in one direction.
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« Reply #128 on: 03-17-2009 06:00 »

I would like to retract my previous post. The more I read everyone talking about it coming back the more I hope it comes back. With King of the Hill being canceled and American Dad's ratings being sub-par who knows maybe Fox will give Futurama another go and maybe they will promote it this time. Now that my glass has become half-full I'm gonna have a Botweiser, watch some of my favorite episodes, and dream of a world with new Futurama.
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« Reply #129 on: 03-17-2009 06:24 »

Well, with the 4 DVDs being release over the two years, all I can say is we as fans did our part.
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« Reply #130 on: 03-17-2009 10:39 »

This might be the most substantial interview we've gotten since the release of ItWGY; it fills me with hope, it does.

A couple of selected quotes, courtesy of MG and DXC:

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Groening: We still have lots of stories that we've talked about to tell. So we hope we get to come back. We're talking with Fox and it might happen. We hope it does.

Cohen: The good news is it really might happen. And the bad news is it really might happen. We're not just puffing it up by saying it might happen. It's actually being talked about at -- I don't know about the highest levels, but the middle-most levels of Fox right now. But we don't know which way it's going to go.


It seems like they're actually beginning to have some say in those big, bad Fox executive meetings we've been hearing about. And, if the date of the article is any indication, this interview is from several weeks ago; I can only imagine (read: hope) that the talks have progressed further since.

Like I've been saying, the media coverage of Futurama, coupled with what DXC and Co. are actually saying, makes me think the show really is going to come back. But then again, maybe I'm just an optimistic moron.

I am pretty sure I saw an earlier version of that article in late February, the date in the byline.  However, it does look like it has been updated recently (hence the appearance in the Google news feed).  The specific details about negotiations with Fox were definitely not in the earlier version.
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« Reply #131 on: 04-02-2009 19:47 »

From what I've heard the DVDs have sold really well.  So, that's a glimmer of hope that Futurama will come back.  I know I've stressed this enough, but Billy West has said that there will be more Futurama. 

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« Reply #132 on: 04-21-2009 22:24 »

Billy West was on Coast to Coast AM this past Sunday on the first hour speaking to Ian Punnett.  Billy stated taht negotiations are ongoing to revive Futurama once again but any letters or e-mails to FOX could be very important and useful.

Give it a try - it's worth a shot.
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« Reply #133 on: 04-21-2009 22:33 »

Thanks for the info, Ralph, added it to the Infosphere:

http://theinfosphere.org/Future_of_Futurama#The_actual_talks
Books

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« Reply #134 on: 04-21-2009 22:36 »

Ooh, Coast to Coast is awesome, but it hasn't been the same since Art Bell left, Ian Punnett is a poor substitute. Too political, not enough aliens. If anybody has a link to the interview, post it.
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« Reply #135 on: 04-21-2009 22:40 »

Check out the link I posted, Books.  We have sources, click the source, there is an audio link from there.  We provide sources for this reason, not to prove we are right like Wikipedia.  We provide it for the sake of our readers, like you, Books.
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« Reply #136 on: 04-21-2009 23:13 »

Billy West was on Coast to Coast AM this past Sunday on the first hour speaking to Ian Punnett.  Billy stated taht negotiations are ongoing to revive Futurama once again but any letters or e-mails to FOX could be very important and useful.

Give it a try - it's worth a shot.

Negotiations, as in actual discussions between FOX and Futurama's representatives (as opposed to purely internal discussions at FOX)?

Some British tabloid article quoted MG as saying that there were actual negotiations going on, but having a second source helps, and the audio file of the interview is behind a paid subscription wall.
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« Reply #137 on: 04-21-2009 23:15 »

So will somebody just tell me the appropriate e-mail addy to use to get the request for more Futurama @ Fox?  Their website isn't very user friendly if something isn't already on the schedule.
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« Reply #138 on: 04-21-2009 23:19 »

So will somebody just tell me the appropriate e-mail addy to use to get the request for more Futurama @ Fox?  Their website isn't very user friendly if something isn't already on the schedule.

http://www.fox.com/community/askfox/

claims that askfox at fox.com is a valid email address to which inquiries about FOX's prime-time US TV schedule may be addressed.
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« Reply #139 on: 04-21-2009 23:28 »

Negotiations, as in actual discussions between FOX and Futurama's representatives (as opposed to purely internal discussions at FOX)?

Some British tabloid article quoted MG as saying that there were actual negotiations going on, but having a second source helps, and the audio file of the interview is behind a paid subscription wall.

There have been some quote sources on it...
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« Reply #140 on: 04-22-2009 03:21 »

Thanks for the info, Ralph and Svip. Billy West does have a habit of jumping the gun when it comes to things like this, but I can't help but want to believe him when he says there are talks going on with the network.

I never really got into this whole fan-revival thing the first time around, but I think I'd like to drop Fox a line. But I'm wondering what, exactly, I should say. This is like being in junior high and trying to write a note to the boy you like, only you don't know how best to articulate the basic sentiment of "Hey, I think you're yummy." So then you have a friend write the note for you, and it becomes very Cyrano de Bergerac, and then you get killed by Spanish soldiers or something. I don't know.

Point is, does anyone have any suggestions as to what I should say to Fox? 'Cause, as you can see, I'm not the most thoughtful individual.
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« Reply #141 on: 04-22-2009 04:02 »

Your analogy suggests that the boy you like is FOX. You might want to rethink it.
Gorky

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« Reply #142 on: 04-22-2009 04:12 »

My analogy also suggests that the friend I am asking to write the note--in this case, my fellow PEELers--has a much deeper love for the boy (i.e., Fox) than I do. And that's probably not right, either. I hear Fox has cooties.
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« Reply #143 on: 04-22-2009 10:30 »

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Dear 20th Century Fox

You are yummy.  Please renew Futurama for another TV season.

I'd like to blow my source code all over your face.

Sincerely,
A concerned Futurama fan.
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« Reply #144 on: 04-22-2009 10:31 »

Negotiations, as in actual discussions between FOX and Futurama's representatives (as opposed to purely internal discussions at FOX)?

Some British tabloid article quoted MG as saying that there were actual negotiations going on, but having a second source helps, and the audio file of the interview is behind a paid subscription wall.

There have been some quote sources on it...

What we're looking for is a transcript of Billy's comments on Coast to Coast.  So far as I've seen (from the Google News feed) there's been one source (a direct quotation from MG, but taken from a not-very-reputable publication) claiming that Futurama and FOX are negotiating, and multiple comments claiming that FOX has been discussing it internally.  A second source stating explicitly that Futurama and FOX are negotiating would be helpful.
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« Reply #145 on: 04-22-2009 10:37 »

Hm.  This quote from Matt Groening seems to imply they are not themselves negotiating with Fox or at least cannot mention it explicit:

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MG: Maybe the next phone call I get? I don’t know. [Laughs.] We’re not holding our breath. It’s always tough in television, because it is much safer to say no. If you say yes, it is going to cost a lot of money, especially with animation, so I understand the hesitation. On the other hand, what we do is very good, and the fans really love it, and the DVDs have been very lucrative for Fox. I think they should do some more. If they’re smart, they’ll do more.

I mean, he does not mention any negotiations, even though this would be as good as any situation to mention it.  He only mentions a phone call; I am pretty sure that's what it takes.

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Matt, we got your show back, now get to work!
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« Reply #146 on: 04-22-2009 10:47 »

Hm.  This quote from Matt Groening seems to imply they are not themselves negotiating with Fox or at least cannot mention it explicit:

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MG: Maybe the next phone call I get? I don’t know. [Laughs.] We’re not holding our breath. It’s always tough in television, because it is much safer to say no. If you say yes, it is going to cost a lot of money, especially with animation, so I understand the hesitation. On the other hand, what we do is very good, and the fans really love it, and the DVDs have been very lucrative for Fox. I think they should do some more. If they’re smart, they’ll do more.

I mean, he does not mention any negotiations, even though this would be as good as any situation to mention it.  He only mentions a phone call; I am pretty sure that's what it takes.


I'm referring to the article in Zoo, where MG is quoted as saying that "we're talking with 20th Century Fox and we really hope it happens".  This is a direct quotation which implies that head-to-head negotiations are going on, but I think this could easily be a sloppy/inaccurate quotation.
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« Reply #147 on: 04-22-2009 10:53 »

I realise you are thinking the Zoo magazine.  I was quoting something else in hope to find support for his statement in Zoo.  But who knows?  Maybe Fox have asked them to go quietly about this.

There seems to be a lot of contradicting in the works.  Billy West certainly is off the bat to state these discussions are going.  However, I feel Billy West may be more be wishful thinking; which is why this time he actually has a plan: write to Fox, tell them how we feel.

Maybe that'll get it renewed; or at least, actual talks.
Gorky

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« Reply #148 on: 04-22-2009 12:19 »

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Dear 20th Century Fox

You are yummy.  Please renew Futurama for another TV season.

I'd like to blow my source code all over your face.

Sincerely,
A concerned Futurama fan.

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm not sure I can say "blow my source code", though; I'd like to keep up the pretense of professionalism. But the rest is good. 

I guess short but sweet is the best route, eh?
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« Reply #149 on: 04-22-2009 12:26 »

Seems my attempt at humour has failed.
Gorky

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« Reply #150 on: 04-22-2009 12:27 »

Nah, I got the joke. My attempt at humor has also failed.

Wanna call it a draw?
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« Reply #151 on: 04-22-2009 12:30 »

Nah, I got the joke. My attempt at humor has also failed.

Wanna call it a draw?

Put it there, pal.
Gorky

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« Reply #152 on: 04-22-2009 12:33 »

You...you mean there? But we've only just met, really, and I'm not sure I'm comfortable with...

Oh, you mean hand-shaking. Yes, that would be fine. 
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« Reply #153 on: 04-22-2009 12:37 »

What you take me for?  Some sort of e-stalking pervert!?

Girls always take things the wrong way... guys too.
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« Reply #154 on: 04-22-2009 12:46 »
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Well...I always take things...in the spirit in which they were intended?

Damn. I can't make it sound not dirty. I'm sorry, Svip. I'm sure you're not an e-stalker; if you are a stalker, I'm sure you've got the dignity to do it the old-fashioned way, in the real world. I respect you for that, sir.
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« Reply #155 on: 04-22-2009 12:50 »

Stalking girls across the Atlantic may be a bit difficult, so I assume you would appreciate the effort..
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« Reply #156 on: 04-22-2009 12:53 »

Oh, I would. Particularly if you were using some sort of high-powered telescope, which is quite the investment. Girls like to know they're worth the expense.
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« Reply #157 on: 04-22-2009 12:54 »

Hm, I shall consider it.  But is it true that girls like foreigners?  Or is it just a Hollywood myth?
Gorky

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« Reply #158 on: 04-22-2009 12:58 »

No, we're quite fond of men with accents and/or pricey souvenirs from said foreign countries. I'd say your future would be secure if you chose to stalk us American women; we're a superficial lot.
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« Reply #159 on: 04-22-2009 13:02 »

My accent is slightly Trans-Atlantic, and my only souvenirs are LEGO, pastries, cartoon controversies and windmills.

But it is nice to hear that, but the fear is that most won't know where the hell I am from, and do I really have the time to explain that?  I might as well open with "you want to see my spaceship?"
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