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YoshiRPG

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« on: 02-09-2009 23:18 »

With the 4th and Final DVD getting ready to be released soon. I was wondering what is next for our Friends Fry Leela , Bender and the rest of the Planet Express Crew. Maybe a 7th Season of Futurama is in the works. 
 
Books

Near Death Star Inhabitant
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« Reply #1 on: 02-09-2009 23:20 »

I'm hoping for new half hour episodes. But wouldn't they air on that Adult Swim thing? Yeah...Canada....at least the DVDs will come out eventually. I hope it just isn't more direct to DVD stuff.
YoshiRPG

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« Reply #2 on: 02-09-2009 23:27 »

They would probably air on Comedy Central.  It was cited as the largest and most expensive acquisition in the network's history. So I really do not think that they would spend all of that money and not produce new episodes.
PatchChord_Adams

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« Reply #3 on: 02-09-2009 23:31 »

a new futurama episode costs like 6 million to make, comedy central doesnt have that cash.  IF it does return it'll be on fox
Books

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« Reply #4 on: 02-09-2009 23:34 »

Canada doesn't get Comedy Central even remotely?
iceiwynd

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« Reply #5 on: 02-10-2009 00:28 »

No, we get the cheap imitation known as the Comedy Network, which claims that we "don't miss a thing". We'd still be getting new Futurama late though, I'd say by a few weeks at the least.

That is what downloads and proxies are for.
futz
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« Reply #6 on: 02-10-2009 01:02 »

The cost of Futurama is $400,000 per episode for Comedy Central's rights to rebroadcast old episodes.

I think the contract of the new movies was $13 million for the whole set of 4. More like $812,500 for each 22-minute episode but I think Fox Home Entertainment shelled out for that and they resell them to CC. The $3.25M cost per movie is easily paid for in the first week of retail sale.

It would be hard to see how Fox could pass up another chance to make such a large amount of easy money just on DVD sales alone.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #7 on: 02-10-2009 01:10 »

With the 4th and Final DVD getting ready to be released soon. I was wondering what is next for our Friends Fry Leela , Bender and the rest of the Planet Express Crew. Maybe a 7th Season of Futurama is in the works. 

Does not compute...
Jezzem

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« Reply #8 on: 02-10-2009 11:56 »

He means 6th season.
Bear

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« Reply #9 on: 02-10-2009 16:53 »

Futurama was canceled.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #10 on: 02-13-2009 19:14 »

It came back on DVD as movies, though.  I read Matt Greoning said that we'll be pleased with the ending to ITWGY.  So, maybe Futurama will come back as a new season depending on the DVD sales.  If not, at least there's the comic books. 
Bear

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« Reply #11 on: 02-13-2009 19:44 »

eek
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #12 on: 02-13-2009 21:42 »

It came back on DVD as movies, though.  I read Matt Greoning said that we'll be pleased with the ending to ITWGY.  So, maybe Futurama will come back as a new season depending on the DVD sales.  If not, at least there's the comic books. 
Good think FOX can't touch those... right?
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #13 on: 02-13-2009 22:34 »

He means 6th season.

Fifth. The movies are not technically a "season".
suss6052

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« Reply #14 on: 02-14-2009 00:05 »

He means 6th season.
Fifth. The movies are not technically a "season".


To you they might not be considered a season, however they were all given the fifth season production code of 5ACV01-5ACV16 classifying each movie as four separate episodes to be eventually broadcast individually. Therefore any new Futurama would have to be released with either a post 5ACV16 code, or rolling over into 6ACV01-xx. Therefore new material is technically classified as 6th season episodes.
Jezzem

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« Reply #15 on: 02-14-2009 11:39 »

He means 6th season.

Fifth. The movies are not technically a "season".
Yes they are, that's the whole point of them... That and to make enough money to get Fox to bring it back for more episodes...
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #16 on: 02-14-2009 22:57 »

The movies in TV terms are TV Series 6, or Production Season 5. That sound right?
suss6052

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« Reply #17 on: 02-14-2009 23:52 »

Technically perhaps, but there are only five production seasons, and should have only been five broadcast seasons except for the fact that they kept screwing around on the first four volumes.....
Curious Gorge

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« Reply #18 on: 02-15-2009 00:25 »
« Last Edit on: 02-15-2009 00:32 »

Who knows what's in the works? I wouldn't say no to a new series but I as unfanlike as it sounds I don't really want THAT much more unless they can maintain the quality, everything has a sell by date. Look at the Simpson's these days.

I think I read somewhere that DXC wants Futurama to have a proper ending at some point (unless I just dreamt this) so even if it does get renewed I'd like to think that DXC and co won't let it go the same way as the Simpsons. Also there's the fact that Futurama characters (well, aside from Dwight and Cubert) age, aren't Fry and Leela about 33/34 now? ITWGY was set in 3009 after all.

However, I was very satisfied with the end of ITWGY so it'll serve as an excellent finale should it be the end.
PatchChord_Adams

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« Reply #19 on: 02-15-2009 01:39 »

I either want a tv series or nothing. A theatrical realease would be like two endings in a row
Nixons Head

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« Reply #20 on: 02-15-2009 20:09 »

I either want a tv series or nothing. A theatrical realease would be like two endings in a row

i agree 100%
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #21 on: 02-15-2009 20:38 »

I either want a tv series or nothing. A theatrical release would be like two endings in a row
You make a good point. But if they do make it a TV show, I'd rather not see constant restart button pressing. It was OK at first but now it's just silly. And after what happened in ITWGY it's difficult to press it right away. I'm not saying anything.
PatchChord_Adams

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« Reply #22 on: 02-16-2009 03:27 »

i dont want them to hit the reset button, but i dont want fry and leela dating, because that COULD ruin the show
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #23 on: 02-16-2009 03:28 »

Theatrical release FOLLOWED by another season would be awesome.

Theatrical release FTW!
PatchChord_Adams

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« Reply #24 on: 02-16-2009 03:31 »

i just want more of the good 22 minute futurama.  NO MORE MOVIES
Thunderbird

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« Reply #25 on: 02-17-2009 17:37 »

i just want more of the good 22 minute futurama.  NO MORE MOVIES
I would like to see that too. But also... *IMHO* How about a PC game? Why don't they make a normal game. Your opinions?
speedracer
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« Reply #26 on: 02-17-2009 18:36 »

i dont want them to hit the reset button, but i dont want fry and leela dating, because that COULD ruin the show

Exercise for the reader:  What happens when

- Fry forgets Leela's birthday/Valentine's Day/etc?
- Leela catches Fry at a strip club or saucy puppet show?
- Fry disappoints Leela in bed, or vice-versa?
- Fry and Leela conceive a child who is visibly mutated?

There's plenty of material to be mined out of a committed relationship between Fry and Leela -- some of it typical sitcom material with a Futurama twist, some of it unique to Futurama.
Nixons Head

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« Reply #27 on: 02-17-2009 18:42 »

i dont want them to hit the reset button, but i dont want fry and leela dating, because that COULD ruin the show

Exercise for the reader:  What happens when

- Fry forgets Leela's birthday/Valentine's Day/etc?
- Leela catches Fry at a strip club or saucy puppet show?
- Fry disappoints Leela in bed, or vice-versa?
- Fry and Leela conceive a child who is visibly mutated?

There's plenty of material to be mined out of a committed relationship between Fry and Leela -- some of it typical sitcom material with a Futurama twist, some of it unique to Futurama.

thats too sitcomy for my liking i dont want futurama to fall to that level
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #28 on: 02-17-2009 20:45 »

Well, to be honest, It's boring having to watch Fry being turned down or dumped. Not to say it wasn't funny.
speedracer
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« Reply #29 on: 02-17-2009 22:10 »

Well, to be honest, It's boring having to watch Fry being turned down or dumped. Not to say it wasn't funny.

Agreed.  "Dumb, ordinary Joe longs for unattainable woman" is about as common a theme as there is in entertainment, and the series may have milked as much material as it can out of it.

I certainly wouldn't expect a stable relationship between Fry and Leela to be a major emphasis for more than a couple episodes a season, but I think it'd be a failure of imagination to declare that there isn't Futurama-class comedy/character development potential there.
Smarty

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« Reply #30 on: 02-18-2009 05:37 »

Well, to be honest, It's boring having to watch Fry being turned down or dumped. Not to say it wasn't funny.

Yeah, and if they suddenly dumped the relationship then that would be like BWABB all over again.
freddo

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« Reply #31 on: 02-19-2009 10:15 »

i might be wrong but im sure i read about david x cohan talking about more futurama episodes if they sell enough straight to dvd films
dr.bender nye

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« Reply #32 on: 02-19-2009 10:49 »

Well, to be honest, It's boring having to watch Fry being turned down or dumped. Not to say it wasn't funny.

Yeah, and if they suddenly dumped the relationship then that would be like BWABB all over again.
I liked that one, but that was a main flaw. Or as the rest of you say, one of many flaws.

freddo, you are correct, but from what I remember I think he said it could be coming back in any form.
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