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PEE Poll: Is this a good thing? (^_^)
good...   -104 (92%)
Not so much   -1 (0.9%)
bad   -2 (1.8%)
Its time has passed   -6 (5.3%)
Total Voters: 113

THM

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« Reply #120 on: 06-12-2009 22:21 »
« Last Edit on: 06-12-2009 22:23 »

Of course not, I am excited as ever.  But like a true Futurama fan, I am always sceptic.

I hear that. Of course, scepticism should be balanced with some optimism; there is room for Comedy Central to screw things up, and for Groening to screw things up, and even for DXC to screw things up...but we won't know for certain until we see the finished product. I will say this; I ain't paying no twenty pounds for a box set of a new season (since I don't get Sky 1) if all they're going to do is press that ol' reset button again (with their middle finger, natch). I'd sooner pay someone the money to sock me in the mouth once an hour, every hour for the next year. :/

That being said, I am glad that the show's coming back. 'Bout damn time, in my humble oh-pinion. smile

TOTP...uncomfortable shuffling.

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« Reply #121 on: 06-12-2009 22:43 »
« Last Edit on: 06-12-2009 22:53 »

Sounds like that's what Matt has in mind...
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« Reply #122 on: 06-12-2009 23:12 »

I ain't paying no twenty pounds for a box set of a new season (since I don't get Sky 1) if all they're going to do is press that ol' reset button again


Strangely enough my hope for the new series is counting on them doing that.
THM

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« Reply #123 on: 06-13-2009 00:03 »

I ain't paying no twenty pounds for a box set of a new season (since I don't get Sky 1) if all they're going to do is press that ol' reset button again


Strangely enough my hope for the new series is counting on them doing that.

Seriously? So, when they changed what happened with JB and LoTF, did you like that, or dislike it? 'Cause I gotta say, that would be doing the same thing again, and I don't know too many people that liked it the first time.

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« Reply #124 on: 06-13-2009 00:07 »

Wait wait.  I always thought that BBS did the huge alternative timeline reset thing, like the Star Trek film.  So Futurama beat 'em to it.  In this ALTERNATIVE REALITY, the reset button is within reach constantly.

And it is impossible not to press it.  OH NO.  Which means, the first episode of season 6 will probably go back to the way it were and desert all its friends.
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« Reply #125 on: 06-13-2009 00:30 »

Or a really old rusty Bender from the year 4000 comes back in time to stop a time-traveling brainspawn from ruining 31st-century history, a-la old Spock.
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« Reply #126 on: 06-13-2009 02:09 »


I am mostly worried about the smaller writing staff and shorter delivery schedule and the fact they'll have to deliver 26 episodes.

That's a lot, that's a lot of work for fewer writers and the fact that they have to come up with these ideas fast could also be a problem.

Do we know who, specifically, is coming back for these new episodes? Is it the entire writing staff responsible for the four movies (Verrone, Kaplan, Horsted, Rowe, Cohen, Keeler, Groening--methinks), or is it an even smaller bunch? I don't think the size of the staff will be a problem when it comes to breaking stories, necessarily (DXC and MG are always talking about all the ideas they never got to use during the original run), but I do fear a burn-out of some kind. Of course, Keeler, Kaplan, Verrone, and Cohen are responsible for many of the greatest episodes of the series; I trust that they'll do a great job this time 'round, too.
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« Reply #127 on: 06-13-2009 02:52 »

Seriously? So, when they changed what happened with JB and LoTF, did you like that, or dislike it? 'Cause I gotta say, that would be doing the same thing again, and I don't know too many people that liked it the first time.

I didn't feel it was that important, JB is just about a dog anyway (and it doesn't change that Seymour would have waiting, he just didn't have to - I think that is a sweet part of the film). And none of the events of BBS actually change the feelings Fry had at his moment of revelation in LOTF.

Furthermore the absurd paradoxical BBS plot explains itself away, allowing 2 histories of Fry. I love the more evocative moments of the series but I never found continuity that important to my enjoyment of the show.
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« Reply #128 on: 06-13-2009 03:27 »

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I didn't feel it was that important, JB is just about a dog anyway

Good Luck. (hands shepherdofshark Flame Shield)
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« Reply #129 on: 06-13-2009 03:56 »

[*sees SOS's comment about Jurassic Bark, runs to a shelter for safety*]
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« Reply #130 on: 06-13-2009 04:43 »

Not with a 40 foot pole am I touching that one.
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« Reply #131 on: 06-13-2009 04:51 »

Honestly, I wouldnt mind if a few of the eps were set before BBS, but I think they know the fans will be upset if they did reset the whole thing after ITWGY.
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« Reply #132 on: 06-13-2009 21:42 »

Oh no wai.

Just joined up after being gone for 4 years.  Did not know this was in the works.  Makes me a happy man. 
THM

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« Reply #133 on: 06-14-2009 03:17 »
« Last Edit on: 06-14-2009 04:18 »

Which means, the first episode of season 6 will probably go back to the way it were and desert all its friends.

Please, please god, tell me you're just saying that to provoke discussion. Please tell me that. Please tell me that you're not actually serious when you say that. Seriously; do you honestly expect that to happen? I mean, why even have the show come back if they're going to p*ss all over everything like that? What, the money?  no no

EDIT: Whoops. Guess I missed that one.

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« Reply #134 on: 06-14-2009 03:31 »

Which means, the first episode of season 6 will probably go back to the way it were and desert all its friends.

Please, please god, tell me you're just saying that to provoke discussion. Please tell me that. Please tell me that you're not actually serious when you say that. Seriously; do you honestly expect that to happen? I mean, why even have the show come back if they're going to p*ss all over everything like that? What, the money?  no no

Damn.  Futurama fans really can't catch a quote.  I know it was obscure, as the original is "there comes a time for every man who becomes rich and deserts his friends, when he goes back how it was and that time is now". 

So no, I do not think so, I just thought it was an opportunity to use a quote.
THM

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« Reply #135 on: 06-14-2009 04:23 »

Damn.  Futurama fans really can't catch a quote.  I know it was obscure, as the original is "there comes a time for every man who becomes rich and deserts his friends, when he goes back how it was and that time is now". 

So no, I do not think so, I just thought it was an opportunity to use a quote.

Oh; well, shoot. Guess I haven't seen that episode in a while. (Or if that's from somewhere else, I haven't seen that it a while, either.) *blushes*

Right; normal service has been resumed. smile

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« Reply #136 on: 06-15-2009 03:46 »

Hopefully we'll get a season of Futurama crossed with Voyager, as they try to return from their wormhole destination. But crossed with Voyager in a way that doesn;t suck.
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« Reply #137 on: 06-15-2009 04:03 »

Lost in Space would probably make a simpler comparison, tnuk. But that's what I'm hoping for as well. An ongoing arc about them trying to find a way back to their own Universe would make for a nice thematic change for a while.

Were you away? I don't recall seeing you in a while.
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« Reply #138 on: 06-15-2009 10:11 »

I wouldn't be able to stand a whole season of that, that would suck.
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« Reply #139 on: 06-15-2009 11:15 »

No, well it would be in the background. They'd be getting into different adventures and such... just not in charted space. Impetus for going to strange new worlds would be to find fuel/repair items for the ship, and then they'd be caught up in some unrelated plot. Think about it - it'd actually be really cool.

When they finally get back to Earth it might not be the same Earth they left.
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« Reply #140 on: 06-15-2009 11:20 »

coldangel_1
I think, you'd like to see them emm..."Red Dwarf"-style? I can only agree that'd be cool, but it just doesn't seem the way they do it at Futurama - they'd rather cram all that into 5 mins of the first ep. smile
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« Reply #141 on: 06-15-2009 13:03 »

No, well it would be in the background. They'd be getting into different adventures and such... just not in charted space. Impetus for going to strange new worlds would be to find fuel/repair items for the ship, and then they'd be caught up in some unrelated plot. Think about it - it'd actually be really cool.

When they finally get back to Earth it might not be the same Earth they left.

That's exactly what I wouldn't like.
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« Reply #142 on: 06-15-2009 18:03 »
« Last Edit on: 06-15-2009 18:05 »

New DXC interview (minor general spoilers)
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« Reply #143 on: 06-15-2009 18:10 »

That interview's old news in the speculation thread.
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« Reply #144 on: 06-15-2009 22:35 »

hmpf...Jeez I have missed a lot in the last month...
Jezzem

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« Reply #145 on: 06-15-2009 23:20 »

I don't like the poll in this thread. The best response is "good..." even though I want to say "pee in your pants amazing".

Oh yeah and FUTURAMA'S BACK!!!!1!!!1111!!!!!111!!!!1!!!11!!!!!!!11!!!1!!!!!1111!oneonetwo
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #146 on: 06-16-2009 12:54 »

I would like the option of "so good you annoy your friends with the information everyday good".
Jezzem

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« Reply #147 on: 06-16-2009 13:37 »

The funny thing is that there are two of my friends that keep annoying me about it! "When's Futurama coming back?"

"I just fucking told you in Legal Studies when you should have been working but not me!"

"Oh yeah... But when?"
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #148 on: 06-16-2009 13:40 »

I was more like

"guess what? guess what? GUESS WHAT???!!!"

"What? WHAT?!"

"OMG, OMG, GUESS WHAT???!!!"

"WHAT? OUT WITH IT!!!!"

"FUTURAMA'S COMING BACK!!!" *dances*

"...oh."
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« Reply #149 on: 06-16-2009 13:47 »

I would like the option of "so good you annoy your friends with the information everyday good".
Or the opinion of 'so good you'll keep it a secret from your friends forEVAR!!!'
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« Reply #150 on: 06-16-2009 19:43 »

I like DXC's quote 'now we can get back to Bender saying mean, funny things.'

Somehow that makes me optimistic for the new run.
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« Reply #151 on: 06-16-2009 20:44 »

Let's break out the Champagan.

I can't wait to hear bender say, "I'm back baby!!"
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« Reply #152 on: 06-16-2009 22:51 »

This is some of the best news I've heard in a long time. I'm personally sick of the mind numbing trash they called comedy Family guy, and of course the ever worsening Simpsons. This is truly a time for celebration.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #153 on: 06-17-2009 02:33 »

I say it is time for apathy, who's going to join me? Although joining me would be an act in of itself and, hence, not apathy, I still think that an apathetic approach is best - it helps to lower one's expectations.
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« Reply #154 on: 06-17-2009 02:36 »

My vow of silence has payed off, this is my first post since march 10th
were back baby!

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« Reply #155 on: 06-17-2009 09:52 »

cool now i can keep updated my crazy german roomate at school managed to get me internet on my lappy top smile
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« Reply #156 on: 06-18-2009 13:17 »
« Last Edit on: 06-18-2009 13:34 »

HECK YES!!  Futurama is back!!  big grin

OMG, this news is awesome!!!!!!  love

And I can't wait to see the new episodes!!  big grin

Personally, I hope they decide to air all 26 episodes in one big season.  Because chances are, if the DVDs are selling this well - then it should be easy for them to pickup another 13 episodes, and maybe even another 13, because Futurama is doing so well right now.   smile
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #157 on: 06-18-2009 13:18 »

Its good to see you back, FryFangilLisa
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« Reply #158 on: 06-18-2009 13:32 »
« Last Edit on: 06-18-2009 13:36 »

Thanks, Bianca!  ^^

And I'm glad to be back.  PEEL is the place where every Futurama fan should be.  cool

Man, I'm so excited about this news!  And I'm really looking forward to seeing those new episodes!  big grin

Hehe, I'm gonna celebrate by watching every episode of season 1 through 4 (if I have time to watch all those episodes, of course).  And after that, I'll watch my favorite Futurama movies, Bender's Big Score and ITWGY.   smile
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« Reply #159 on: 06-18-2009 14:33 »

I was wondering were you were FryFangirlLisa! After the NYCC you just sorta disappeared...
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