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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

Svip

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« Reply #640 on: 08-12-2009 21:20 »

Ripped from the Facebook!

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Maurice LaMarche  is recording the first new episode of Futurama as I type this.
Posted at 3:10pm today.

Maurice, get off Facebook and start acting!
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« Reply #641 on: 08-13-2009 19:48 »

ITWGY premiers on Comedy Central at 9:00pm on August 30th:
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« Reply #642 on: 08-13-2009 21:15 »

ITWGY premiers on Comedy Central at 9:00pm on August 30th:

Yay. It will be one of the last movies on at night that I can watch without worrying about getting up at 5 AM the next day for school...which I start two days after.
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« Reply #643 on: 08-13-2009 23:59 »

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Maurice LaMarche  is recording the first new episode of Futurama as I type this.
Posted at 3:10pm today.

Woo!...
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« Reply #644 on: 08-14-2009 01:28 »

Bender's game still hasn't aired down here, HAH!
every time a series ends they replace it with a reality show.
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« Reply #645 on: 08-14-2009 08:37 »

And Australian Idol started recently so it probably won't air for a while... Fucking stupid game/reality (like there's really that much of a difference) shows!
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« Reply #646 on: 08-14-2009 08:54 »

ITWGY premiers on Comedy Central at 9:00pm on August 30th:

I'm going to admit: I'm annoyed that most summaries of Futurama still refer to Leela as an Alien.
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« Reply #647 on: 08-14-2009 08:57 »
« Last Edit on: 08-14-2009 09:04 »

You could argue it's technically a spoiler since it wasn't revealed until season 2 4.

:edit: fixed.
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« Reply #648 on: 08-14-2009 09:03 »
« Last Edit on: 08-14-2009 09:17 »

She says in the very first episode that she is an alien (as far as she knows, gloviously) and several times after that (105, 112, others). Then, in S4 we find out that she is actually a mutated human (although, Leela's Parents do make a cameo appearance in 201).

I'm not sure where your statement is correct.

Edit: Well, alright then. I guess it's just cuz I know she's not an alien that I'm annoyed (and I've been in the mindset of knowing she's not an alien for longer than thinking she is). I guess I feel like they (the summaries) are spreading misinformation (especially if a casual fan who doesn't have time to go through the whole series goes through their viewing of it thinking that Leela is an alien until the day he catches an episode that has her parents and they're wowed that she isn't (although, I guess that does recreate the wow for them, so it's not all bad). I'd be happier with these summaries if they referred to her as a "One-Eyed Woman" rather than a "One-Eyed Alien" (doesn't ruin the surprise and doesn't misinform).

Ah, to be a nerd.
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« Reply #649 on: 08-14-2009 16:18 »

Na I think it would be a lot worse if the summaries described her as a one-eyed mutant as that would obviously spoil it for new fans of the show and one-eyed alien sounds a lot cooler and interesting than one-eyed woman, If I was a new commer to the shoq I'd be more inclined to watch a show with a one-eyed alien rather than a one-eyed woman or mutant for than matter.
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« Reply #650 on: 08-15-2009 00:11 »

Svip already spoke very well on my behalf (thanks again, Svip), so there's no need for me to offer a rebuttal on totalnerduk's earlier comments.

But I do have a few things I would like to say in response.

If you'd been "reporting on animation and voice actors" since 1999, howcome we've never seen you around here before? Huh?
As Svip stated, I came on his invitation. I have a few forums I'm on regularly and it's difficult enough trying to divide my time between reporting for ToonZone.net, updating my "Voice Actors in the News" blog and being a regular on other forums as well. I tend to browse popular fan forums for leads on news and don't actively participate simply because I don't have time.

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Being a part of PEEL and following the fortunes of Futurama has taught most of us to be wary of statements that have no backup.
Understood. I would've expected no less because I've done the same thing.

However, I did thank Svip in my first post here for inviting me. That should've been a solid clue that I was on the level. I didn't see any need to announce my online affiliations and activities because that just feels... too commercial... especially on a fan forum.

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Folks, I'd disregard anything this guy says until it's confirmed by some mainstream source - which is probably where he gets his information from anyways.
I frequently get my information direct from the source. Having been a regular at conventions and developing contacts and rapport with a number of people in the industry over the last 10 years, I pride myself on being a trusted source for news.

The situation with Futurama's cast was very touchy in this case. I've known some of the cast members for quite some time, but they could have jeopardized their contract negotiations with 20th Century Fox by making any kind of public statement about the recasting or the negotiations. Some of the details I posted on my blog did not come from Facebook -- they came direct from "sources close to the cast", if you catch my meaning. It's a standard way that reporters credit sources in the media when they cannot disclose said sources for whatever reason.

And I wish I'd had referrals on my blog's "About" page before the Futurama recasting hype boosted my web traffic to nearly 20,000 views for the month of July. I've been reporting on cartoon voice actors for so long and have been accepted without question within fandom and the animation industry that I'm not accustomed to my reporting being considered "questionable" in the mainstream media. But that's exactly what happened when my "open letter" circulated.

I shall certainly be posting my personal referrals and recommendations for my blog in the near future.

In the meantime, the following individuals have either personally told me that they enjoy my blog, have referred/recommended me elsewhere, or are members of my VA News Facebook page and/or The Voice Actor Appreciation Group I founded in 2000:

Marsha Crenshaw (The Brak Show, Xtacles)
Neil Kaplan (Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Transformers: ROTF video game)
Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs, Pinky & The Brain)
Kyle Hebert (Dragon Ball Z, Bleach, Naruto)
Tara Strong (The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Transformers: Animated)
Paul Eiding (Ben 10 Alien Force, Starcraft)
Bob Bergen (Duck Dodgers, The Emperor's New Groove)
Gregg Berger (Transformers, Garfield & Friends, Duckman)
Michael Bell (Transformers, GI Joe, Super Friends)
Bill Kopp (Eek! The Cat, Mad Jack the Pirate)
Mark Evanier -- NewsFromME.com (voice director/writer of many Garfield productions)

Back on topic, I'd welcome any news voiceroy can provide now that I'm satisfied as to his credentials - which I maintain I was right to doubt until evidence was presented - and it'd be particularly nice if we had tidbits of information that were PEEL exclusive.
I do have future interviews planned for a couple of the Futurama voice cast, but they'll likely publish closer to the Season 6 premiere.

If I come across any news tidbits in the meantime, I'll certainly try to keep the fans here informed. Otherwise, they'll either be posted on my blog or at ToonZone.net.

At least I would attempt at research.  The mere fact that Voiceroy in the two posts he posted thanked me should be any indication.  Now secondly, a simple Google search would have gotten you this.
Just to clarify, all of those search results are me except for one: voiceroy.com.

That is the site of some voice talent actually named "Roy" who obviously saw my online nickname I first began using on the web in the late 90's. He adopted the name for himself and purchased the domain name in 2004. I wish I'd had the foresight to do that long before then, but I never imagined I'd need to register a domain name for a nickname I used on fan forums. (Just shows that you never know when something like that might be important somewhere down the road...)

It's aggravating that he did this, but I'd much rather be recognized by my real name anyway (Craig Crumpton) since that's the one that gets me paid gigs. (Just imagine if I tried cashing a check made out to "Voiceroy" for performance services rendered.)

But you can bet that if he doesn't renew his domain name when it comes up for expiration in the spring, that I'm going to pounce on that sucker so it's rightfully mine since I was the first to coin the nickname for myself (it's a pun on "viceroy").

At any rate, while I can't promise to be a regular here, I will visit and join in discussions as I have time to do so.

And if any of you are going to be attending Atlanta's Dragon*Con on Labor Day weekend, shoot me a PM so we can meet and say hello. I'll be attending on a media pass, reporting and taking pics for Toon Zone. But no Futurama-related media guests scheduled there this year, unfortunately... except for Aimee Major Steinberger who was an animator on the series.

Got to chat with Billy West there last year. Here's the very Futurama-appropriate glossy he autographs for fans:

http://s110.photobucket.com/albums/n88/voiceroy/Dragoncon/?action=view&current=dconhaul03.jpg



And with that, I'll leave off my hijacking of this thread.
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« Reply #651 on: 08-15-2009 00:52 »

TL;DR
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« Reply #652 on: 08-15-2009 01:39 »

Very awesome, Voiceroy.
Voiceroy

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« Reply #653 on: 08-15-2009 08:43 »

TL;DR
TWBC.

(Then why bother commenting?)
Freako

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« Reply #654 on: 08-15-2009 08:44 »

Feed me some more, please.
willsterdude3000

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« Reply #655 on: 08-16-2009 20:43 »

I'm glad about this. I think over here in the UK it will be on SKY 1. OHHH, I just can't wait! big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin
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« Reply #656 on: 08-17-2009 01:48 »

I'm glad about this. I think over here in the UK it will be on SKY 1. OHHH, I just can't wait! big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin

can somebody please get this guy off my internet?
km73

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« Reply #657 on: 08-17-2009 01:58 »

evil laugh

REPORTED.


Seen too many lolcats perhaps?
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« Reply #658 on: 08-17-2009 14:44 »

I'm glad about this. I think over here in the UK it will be on SKY 1. OHHH, I just can't wait! big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin

can somebody please get this guy off my internet?

Amen Brother
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« Reply #659 on: 08-17-2009 22:48 »

I thought I was annoying.
kaktus9

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« Reply #660 on: 08-18-2009 14:12 »

I thought I was annoying.
guess you are not, good for you i think...
hobbitboy

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« Reply #661 on: 08-18-2009 14:38 »


   I thought I was annoying.


You wish!  Even world-class annoying will only get you vaguely disliked around here!

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
willsterdude3000

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« Reply #662 on: 08-20-2009 20:35 »

I'm glad about this. I think over here in the UK it will be on SKY 1. OHHH, I just can't wait! big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin

can somebody please get this guy off my internet?

Amen Brother
I hate you... mad
willsterdude3000

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« Reply #663 on: 08-20-2009 20:36 »

but anyway, ive seen the advert for it on sky 1. apparently, there's going to be 2 new episodes on the 30th of august.
willsterdude3000

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« Reply #664 on: 08-20-2009 20:40 »

evil laugh

REPORTED.


Seen too many lolcats perhaps?
thank you
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« Reply #665 on: 08-20-2009 20:50 »

This guy is really gettin on my wick!! Also reported!
soylentOrange

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« Reply #666 on: 08-20-2009 20:54 »

uhh wilster, km73 reported you, not me.  

No, there are no new episodes coming out on the 30th of august.  If you'd looked higher up on the page, you'd see that the fourth movie is premiering on that date.  We've known about that for awhile.

And, for the love of god, no more pointless triple posting!
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« Reply #667 on: 08-21-2009 00:55 »
« Last Edit on: 08-21-2009 01:21 »

From the "The Future of Futurama" Facebook group:
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Episode One studio work has been completed.

Table reading for the second episode has begun and reportedly centers around The Man that Needs No Name...Zapp Brannigan!

I personally can not get enough of the 25 Star General, but I am hoping that the budget allows for a bit longer hemline on his uniform this season. (I know Kiff agrees with me there!)

According to Kiff, this episode will be "freakin hilarious". How can it not be; he is one of the most quotable characters on the show. ...

No word on what episode 6ACV01 is about.
FistfulOAwesome

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« Reply #668 on: 08-21-2009 01:02 »

Wouldn't it be 6ACV01 (assuming you're talking about the first episode of the new season)?
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« Reply #669 on: 08-21-2009 01:04 »

No word on what episode 7ACV01 is about.

I assume you mean 6ACV01.  There is no seventh production season that I have ever heard of.

In addition, you are not entirely correct in suggesting there has been no word on 6ACV01 is about.  We do have a wiki for these things.
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« Reply #670 on: 08-21-2009 01:21 »

Yes, I changed it to 6, don't know why I put 7.
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« Reply #671 on: 08-21-2009 22:07 »

From the "The Future of Futurama" Facebook group:
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Episode One studio work has been completed.

Table reading for the second episode has begun and reportedly centers around The Man that Needs No Name...Zapp Brannigan!

I personally can not get enough of the 25 Star General, but I am hoping that the budget allows for a bit longer hemline on his uniform this season. (I know Kiff agrees with me there!)

According to Kiff, this episode will be "freakin hilarious". How can it not be; he is one of the most quotable characters on the show. ...

No word on what episode 6ACV01 is about.

Could this be the episode mentioned at Comic-Con about Leela and Zapp getting stranded together on a planet?
That would revolve around Brannigan....
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« Reply #672 on: 08-21-2009 22:15 »

I wouldn't mind an episode that eplained Zapp's past. That could be interesting.
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« Reply #673 on: 08-21-2009 22:26 »

saw something somewhat interesting on tv.com:

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"And I hear that the Anthology of Interest 3 episode will be that when the three main planet express crew go on a mission, Hermes, Zoidburg and Amy ask the "what if" machine questions."

But he also says he can't remeber where he heard it, but it was on the internet, So I don't know...

tell me if i'm wrong, but I thought they hadn't started on AOI3 yet. they just know they wanted to do one
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« Reply #674 on: 08-21-2009 22:29 »
« Last Edit on: 08-21-2009 22:31 »

saw something somewhat interesting on tv.com:

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"And I hear that the Anthology of Interest 3 episode will be that when the three main planet express crew go on a mission, Hermes, Zoidburg and Amy ask the "what if" machine questions."

But he also says he can't remeber where he heard it, but it was on the internet, So I don't know...

tell me if i'm wrong, but I thought they hadn't started on AOI3 yet. they just know they wanted to do one

Maurice LaMarche has said that they've finished studio work on episode 1 and they have a table read next week for no. 2. So it seems that they're taking it one episode at a time and probably haven't got around to that one yet.

Although that would be an awesome episode....seeing Zoidberg ask what it would be like to be a grandmother
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« Reply #675 on: 08-21-2009 22:54 »

I wouldn't mind an episode that eplained Zapp's past. That could be interesting.
[Scruffy]Second[/Scruffy].  Given that Zapp outShatnered Shatner in WNFHGB, I'm sure it'll be hilarious...
Svip

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« Reply #676 on: 08-21-2009 22:55 »

saw something somewhat interesting on tv.com:

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"And I hear that the Anthology of Interest 3 episode will be that when the three main planet express crew go on a mission, Hermes, Zoidburg and Amy ask the "what if" machine questions."

But he also says he can't remeber where he heard it, but it was on the internet, So I don't know...

It seems to me that we are talking about a rumour, that have gone from speculation and just a rumour to wishful thinking.  I have read several places people hoping it won't just be Bender, Leela and Fry asking questions for the AOI episode.  But there have no confirmation from the production company other than the fact there is indeed coming a AOI3 episode.
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« Reply #677 on: 08-21-2009 23:16 »
« Last Edit on: 08-21-2009 23:17 »

I wouldn't mind if the "lesser" PE crew asked the questions over the main three. It might actually be a good chance to delve into their characters (what would they ask?) and how the office dealings go on when F/L/B aren't around (how do Hermes and Amy or Zoidberg and Amy interact?).

However, I'd say chances are slim. The writers skipped on AOI for two of the show's seasons and with the new season being Futurama's true return, I'm not sure the writes would risk AOI3 on the other crew members.

As for a Zapp's past episode, I'm not really for it (yet). You have to be careful with past episodes, because the audience normally already know how certain things turned out, so it's hard to justify doing them (coughStarWarsPrequelscough) frequently. I certainly wouldn't mind a Zapp's past episode, but they might want to hold off since there will already be a past episode involving the meeting of the Professor and Zoidberg (I also think that the Scruffy hiring will be a throwaway joke in this episode).
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« Reply #678 on: 08-21-2009 23:21 »

As for a Zapp's past episode, I'm not really for it (yet). You have to be careful with past episodes, because the audience normally already know how certain things turned out, so it's hard to justify doing them (coughStarWarsPrequelscough) frequently. I certainly wouldn't mind a Zapp's past episode, but they might want to hold off since there will already be a past episode involving the meeting of the Professor and Zoidberg (I also think that the Scruffy hiring will be a throwaway joke in this episode).

Really?, I was hoping for it to be a proper Scruffy origin episode...
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« Reply #679 on: 08-21-2009 23:26 »

As for a Zapp's past episode, I'm not really for it (yet). You have to be careful with past episodes, because the audience normally already know how certain things turned out, so it's hard to justify doing them (coughStarWarsPrequelscough) frequently. I certainly wouldn't mind a Zapp's past episode, but they might want to hold off since there will already be a past episode involving the meeting of the Professor and Zoidberg (I also think that the Scruffy hiring will be a throwaway joke in this episode).

Really?, I was hoping for it to be a proper Scruffy origin episode...

Wouldn't that ruin the character of Scruffy?
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