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Nixorbo

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« on: 06-10-2009 03:08 »

Lemme hear your crazy theories.
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« Reply #1 on: 06-10-2009 03:12 »

Jews did 9/11.


Oh, you meant about the new Futurama! (And I'm also not Yardstick!) I see them wrapping up Green Yonder within the first few minutes of the first episode and not stretching it through a whole episode. Brevity is always funny.
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« Reply #2 on: 06-10-2009 03:15 »

Blah blah blah nibbler's shadow blah blah blah memories erased
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« Reply #3 on: 06-10-2009 03:20 »
« Last Edit on: 06-10-2009 03:26 »

I posted this in one of the now-defunct threads, but I suppose it's speculation...

I'm kind of wondering if the season premiere will be extended. I guess it depends on how the writers decide to deal with the loose ends of ItWGY. I wouldn't be opposed to an hour-long premiere serving as a transition between the 90 minute movies and the 22 minute episodes. Although just addressing everything in the first few minutes could work, it seems like sort of a cheat to me. It's not that I want the writers to dwell on what happened in ItWGY (plot-wise; as far as Fry and Leela go, I'd kind of like them to dwell just a wee bit), but I do think we deserve more of a wrap-up than It was all a dream...or something less stereotypically trite, but still trite by Futurama's standards.
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« Reply #4 on: 06-10-2009 03:28 »

The relaunch in BBS only took a few minutes.  The circumstances aren't exactly the same this time around, but the writers could set things up the way they want in a short period of time and still make it entertaining.
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« Reply #5 on: 06-10-2009 04:11 »

Farnsworth's a rapper? Just base a whole episode on that.

I just hope I doesn't turn into The Simpsons. :\
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« Reply #6 on: 06-10-2009 04:27 »

I hope they're going to keep Fry and Leela together for the next 26 episodes...
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« Reply #7 on: 06-10-2009 05:06 »

I hope they're going to keep Fry and Leela together for the next 26 episodes...
I hope you're a master of sarcasm.
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« Reply #8 on: 06-10-2009 05:10 »

It does seem highly unlikely.
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« Reply #9 on: 06-10-2009 05:31 »

http://www.comedycentral.com/press/press_releases/2009/061009_futurama_returns.jhtml




WERE BACK BABY!
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« Reply #10 on: 06-10-2009 06:22 »

NO WAI
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« Reply #11 on: 06-10-2009 06:46 »

I speculate more emphasis on the long-term story, possibly with a season long arc that is slowly unraveled via what are mostly stand-alone episodes. I think that even though the movie format didn't work for some fans, the writers enjoyed having longer time to tell stories and will try to take it to the next level in the new season (but again, without sacrificing the stand-alone nature of the episodes, so no actual two-part cliffhangers or anything like that).

That, and the jews/9-11 thing.

I also think that they will have an episode where Walt Disney is unfrozen and attempts to rule the earth. You heard it here first!
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« Reply #12 on: 06-10-2009 07:13 »

That would be an awesome episode!

And I can see them doing more two-parters or even three-parters. South Park has had some success with them lately, so I think the Comedy Central audience can handle it, just as long as they don't become four- or five-parters, because that's when it gets annoying.
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« Reply #13 on: 06-10-2009 07:19 »

Katey Sagal is not returning to the show.
Ellen DeGeneres has signed to voice Leela.




...Not true, but imagine how horrid that'd be!
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« Reply #14 on: 06-10-2009 07:26 »

I'm predicting Zoidberg in a gay marriage episode. Not sure why just somehow seems appropriate.
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« Reply #15 on: 06-10-2009 07:34 »

Katey Sagal is not returning to the show.
Ellen DeGeneres has signed to voice Leela.




...Not true, but imagine how horrid that'd be!
I hate you.

I'm predicting Zoidberg in a gay marriage episode. Not sure why just somehow seems appropriate.
There will likely be an episode that touches gay marriage as it's a matter that hasn't really been done in depth yet, and Zoidberg seems like the likely candidate. And I hate you too.
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« Reply #16 on: 06-10-2009 07:43 »

Katey Sagal is not returning to the show.
Ellen DeGeneres has signed to voice Leela.




...Not true, but imagine how horrid that'd be!







DONT EVER DO THAT AGAIN!


Not funny





it was tho lol
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« Reply #17 on: 06-10-2009 08:21 »
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Katey Sagal is not returning to the show.
Ellen DeGeneres has signed to voice Leela.




...Not true, but imagine how horrid that'd be!

That seriously sent a shiver down my spine.


Out of the dozens of articles I read online about Comedy Central's press release (despite the fact that all of them basically contain all information as the next), I did find one article that stated that the new season will begin from where we are left off in "Into the Wild Green Yonder" (no url, too lazy to go and search it again). So I do believe that this new season will encompass the Planet Express' journey back home, especially considering David X. Cohen's pontential episode plotline of the crew getting captured and being exhibited into a zoo would make clear sense if they were in an uncharted part of the galaxy. So, yeah, it would be like Star Trek: Voyager or the Odyssey as speculated previously somewhere else- each episode (or tale, I guess) would just be a self-sustainable episode in a season-long arc (like FishyJoe defined).

Note on Cohen's proposed human zoo plot: Two words- BREEDING PROGRAM.

Then, when they return to Earth, they'd find out that either A) President Nixon "resigned" or reached the end of his term and Obama-Zombie (Obama-Zombie not a Frida Waterfall original) takes office or B) President Nixon, now without a Vice President (recall that the headless body of Agnew died in "Into the Wild Green Yonder"), has selected Sarah Palin's head to fulfill the position. As much as I loathe Sarah Palin, I'd like to see how her and Leela clash. They're both strong feminists, they're both pro-violence, yet their opinions drastically differ when it comes to wildlife (Palin- God gave us this natural bounty of life for game vs. Leela- SAVE THE ANIMALS! ALL OF THEM!).

FishyJoe's Walt Disney plot sounds maniacal... I love it!
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« Reply #18 on: 06-10-2009 08:50 »

I just hope I doesn't turn into The Simpsons. :\

That's my one worry, I'd like to see Futurama have a definitive ending at some point rather than just going on forever going increasingly stale.

I think there is more life in it however and the shark hasn't been jumped yet but as for how much longer that will remain the case? Who knows.
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« Reply #19 on: 06-10-2009 09:28 »

I think 3-4 more seasons would be perfect....anything more and its just too long.....
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« Reply #20 on: 06-10-2009 09:49 »

Leela will probably break up with him again. And the wormhole will do something to Benders problem with magnets. And maybe, just maybe... A two part wormhole-related FuturamaFiesta!!!
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« Reply #21 on: 06-10-2009 10:49 »

I am so happy that it is coming back. Will have to read the article later
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« Reply #22 on: 06-10-2009 16:06 »

speedracer posted this article by a site who's name I've forgotten over in the news thread:

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Writing has already begun on the show; Groening said he was inspired by the "Star Trek" movie this summer enough that the updated "Futurama" may take a similar tact to explain the launch of this run.

I can just see it now: the crew gets hurled back in time to one of three points, New Year's Eve of 1999 or 2999, or shortly after the opera in Devil's Hands.  They then proceed to change history, get killed, and we end up following the lives of their other-selves.  It'll be the biggest push of the reset button in Futurama history...
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« Reply #23 on: 06-10-2009 16:31 »

I personally think either they will be sent back in time and it will be a complete reboot with an alternate timeline starting from December 31st 1999, or they will only go back as far as the events of ITWGY and with their knowledge they will stop the events from taking place. Either that or there will be some breif explanation for the events that occured after the entered the wormhole in ITWGY and then it will be completely ignored (like BBS).
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« Reply #24 on: 06-10-2009 16:35 »

I'm going to read everything later since it is too hard to on my phone but this was too good of news to not make that effort to post on my phone... I'm so freaking happy!
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« Reply #25 on: 06-10-2009 16:46 »

I can just see it now: the crew gets hurled back in time to one of three points, New Year's Eve of 1999 or 2999, or shortly after the opera in Devil's Hands.  They then proceed to change history, get killed, and we end up following the lives of their other-selves.  It'll be the biggest push of the reset button in Futurama history...

I wouldn't necessarily mind them sending the crew back to 3004-ish, following TDHaIP. It would be kind of an acknowledgement by the writers that BBS--all the movies, to a certain extent--mucked with continuity and really dropped the ball when it came to addressing what happened after that damn opera. But I could really do without an alternate timeline; I hope the writers can think of a cheat that wouldn't further convolute things.
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« Reply #26 on: 06-10-2009 18:14 »

I predict after they go into the wormhole, they'll have to go on a mission for the space government a'la the movie True Lies to clear their names, or maybe they'll be in the middle of a war that's been going on for years and years and the PE crew will be the ones to stop it! 

Awesome news that Futurama is coming back!   
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« Reply #27 on: 06-10-2009 18:31 »

... Ellen DeGeneres has signed to voice Leela.

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Ah... never mind...
[*Shudders*]
  YECCHA!


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« Reply #28 on: 06-10-2009 18:36 »

I've got a great idea, why not just follow on from where they left off at the end of ITWGY?

I can't be doing with all this jumping through time and revisiting certain moments in Futurama's history and basing new material around it.
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« Reply #29 on: 06-10-2009 19:37 »

I don't think the "reset" idea is necessary, rather just do what the show did, make really great stories with some concern with previous events.  It doesn't matter though I have complete faith in them!  I think it will be great
I think 3-4 more seasons would be perfect....anything more and its just too long.....
, exactly
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« Reply #30 on: 06-10-2009 21:12 »

speedracer posted this article by a site who's name I've forgotten over in the news thread:

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Writing has already begun on the show; Groening said he was inspired by the "Star Trek" movie this summer enough that the updated "Futurama" may take a similar tact to explain the launch of this run.
so a guy from the future who has a grudge against one of the planetary express crew will travel back in time and destroy a planet, one character is going to meet an older version of himself, and some random idiot is going to parachute into a laser?
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« Reply #31 on: 06-10-2009 21:43 »

I just want Groening and Co. to do what they did in the first four seasons: Be funny as hell in the context of a 22 minute show. I don't want any story arcs. I don't want any more movie length plotlines. (Although I understand that the four movies made this resurrection possible, and I'm grateful for that, I never thought they even approached the comedic quality of the original show.) I just want that brilliantly subversive, hit-and-run genius that we all enjoyed in Futurama's original run.
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« Reply #32 on: 06-10-2009 21:55 »

I just want Groening and Co. to do what they did in the first four seasons: Be funny as hell in the context of a 22 minute show. I don't want any story arcs. I don't want any more movie length plotlines. (Although I understand that the four movies made this resurrection possible, and I'm grateful for that, I never thought they even approached the comedic quality of the original show.) I just want that brilliantly subversive, hit-and-run genius that we all enjoyed in Futurama's original run.



Well said
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« Reply #33 on: 06-10-2009 21:59 »

Exactly.  Futurama was hilarious & subversive & bitingly satiric.  It savaged EVERYONE; nothing was off limits.  As long as they maintain that attitude & don't forget their audience, the relaunch will be awesome.
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« Reply #34 on: 06-10-2009 22:32 »

I speculate that Fry, Leela and Bender will be back. I know it's a bit far out but I think it just might happen. Of course the rest of them are a given...
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« Reply #35 on: 06-10-2009 22:55 »

so a guy from the future who has a grudge against one of the planetary express crew will travel back in time and destroy a planet, one character is going to meet an older version of himself, and some random idiot is going to parachute into a laser?

I think Groening meant something more along the lines of lens flares...
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« Reply #36 on: 06-11-2009 00:16 »
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I read in a magazine Matt wanted to do a variation on the Death Clock called the "Death Wristwatch." And what happened to that "Gangs of New New York" idea he mentioned in the Three Hundred Big Boys episode commentary?
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« Reply #37 on: 06-11-2009 00:47 »

I think it will be interesting to see which of those ideas well hold up since 2003 and past the movies, I am sure they are working on new ideas but I am not sure which ones, while they sound funny, will make it to the actual episodes. 
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« Reply #38 on: 06-11-2009 01:01 »

I think we can all agree that there should be some more Anthologies of Interest, amirite?
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« Reply #39 on: 06-11-2009 01:04 »

I think we can all agree that there should be some more Anthologies of Interest, amirite?

Absolutely some of the best episodes were the Anthologies.
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