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hobbitboy

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« Reply #120 on: 01-11-2010 11:36 »
« Last Edit on: 01-11-2010 11:39 »


   300 Big Boys is the kind of episode I'm talking about. Everybody had their own plotline …  Everybody gets a little something. That's something I'd like to see.


Would Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles also qualify, i_c_weiner?


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« Reply #121 on: 01-12-2010 21:04 »
« Last Edit on: 01-12-2010 21:29 »

It's in the right direction, but it's really a Leela episode. It centers on her reconnecting with her parents, not the misadventures of these little rascals.


Also, this:
I'm putting this is some of the main threads throughout PEEL so everybody sees, so if you've seen this before, still listen up!

If you all didn't know, the PEELies are going on right now. Head down to PEELies forum to get into the action. Nominating is going on from now until the 22nd, so nom nom nom away!
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« Reply #122 on: 01-15-2010 03:03 »
« Last Edit on: 01-15-2010 03:07 »

CGEF was contacted by DXC and told that the 100th episode (12th of the 6th season) may serve as a season finale (season meaning the broadcast of the first half of episodes from Production Season 6) depending on how CC wants to handle the 101st episode. The 101st episode is an AOI that involves Xmas, Robanukah, and Kwanzaa. I assume this means that CC may want to end on the 100th episode (as the finale for the first half of S6) and then hold off on the AOI episode until December.

CGEF post: http://www.gotfuturama.com/Futurama/News/1263517218,47853,/Happy_10th_Birthday_CGEF.html
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« Reply #123 on: 01-15-2010 03:08 »

That AOI sounds flippin' schweet (er, I mean, "quite promising). Thanks for the find, FoA.
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« Reply #124 on: 01-15-2010 03:27 »

Uh... It's not really a find when it's on PEEL's news feed. The credit should really go to CGEF for being a fantastic enough site that DXC would contact them and give them such information. I just posted it here so we could all discuss it. Thanks anyway.
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« Reply #125 on: 01-15-2010 03:32 »

I consider anything that I'm too ignorant to notice a find. Just sayin'.
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« Reply #126 on: 01-15-2010 04:45 »

I'm so excited I wish I could wet my pants, and I can!
So... awghhhhh.

Refreshing!
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« Reply #127 on: 01-15-2010 05:30 »

So the 101st episode will be an ensemble episode then. Hm, interesting. That makes me more interested in what'll be done with the 100th episode. The way I'm reading it, CC will probably want to hold off 6ACV13 until December to serve as a holiday special, probably pair it with the previous Xmas episodes. If this is done, it paves the way for the 100th episode to possible be more ensemble as well. If it isn't done, I doubt the 100th episode will be ensembly at all as they wouldn't air back-to-back ensemble episodes. If the latter happened, I'd bet the 100th episode would be a continuation of the Origins stories (Space Pilot 3000, The Day the Earth Stood Stupid, Roswell That Ends Well, The Why of Fry, etc.), as it seems like it could be a special occasion. It could also be Everybody Loves Hypnotoad or the rumored All My Circuits episode.
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« Reply #128 on: 01-15-2010 12:50 »

I assume the 101st episode isn't an AOI episode, but rather a seasonal episode in an AOI style rather than being the actual "Anthology of Interest III".
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« Reply #129 on: 01-15-2010 12:52 »

Speaking of CC broadcast season and such, do you think they'll bring the two CC broadcast seasons out on DVD separately or will the have the whole sixth production season as one DVD set like with the first four seasons?

I actually don't know who I'm addressing this question to when I say "you"... Anyone, I guess.
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« Reply #130 on: 01-15-2010 12:58 »
« Last Edit on: 01-15-2010 12:59 by Futurama_Freak1 »

I'd think both "mini seasons" would come out in a single box set.
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« Reply #131 on: 01-15-2010 12:58 »

Maybe they'll release the first half first, then when they've done the rest of the season they'll release both at once as the complete 6th season.
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« Reply #132 on: 01-15-2010 13:12 »

I am beginning to suspect that it will turn out to be two production seasons.  Of course, I have no way of confirming this, but certain clues seems to indicate it.

There are talks by FOX (the network, not the production company) to pick up the show if all goes well on Comedy Central.  But the only way for them to sponsor it would be during production and that would require these 26 episodes to actually be two production seasons.

In addition, the production seem to only concern itself with the first 13 episodes right now.

I could be wrong, of course.  26 episodes is still big for a Futurama season.
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« Reply #133 on: 01-15-2010 17:05 »

Quasi-news:
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Maurice LaMarche  is off to table-read next year's Xmas episode of Futurama!

It seems that he is talking about Episode 101, in which case I would assume CC will be holding it off until December. Although Mo isn't as production reputable as DXC.
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« Reply #134 on: 01-15-2010 19:29 »

So the 101st episode will be an ensemble episode then. Hm, interesting. That makes me more interested in what'll be done with the 100th episode. The way I'm reading it, CC will probably want to hold off 6ACV13 until December to serve as a holiday special, probably pair it with the previous Xmas episodes. If this is done, it paves the way for the 100th episode to possible be more ensemble as well. If it isn't done, I doubt the 100th episode will be ensembly at all as they wouldn't air back-to-back ensemble episodes. If the latter happened, I'd bet the 100th episode would be a continuation of the Origins stories (Space Pilot 3000, The Day the Earth Stood Stupid, Roswell That Ends Well, The Why of Fry, etc.), as it seems like it could be a special occasion. It could also be Everybody Loves Hypnotoad or the rumored All My Circuits episode.

I assumed the same for the 101st episode. Seems like a logical choice to air it in December. However, I don't think this paves the way for the 100th episode to be different compared to if CC wants to air it as the "season" finale. I'm pretty sure that DXC and the rest of the staff's plan was for the AOI holiday episode to be aired in December so they probably planned ahead and wrote the 100th accordingly. Hell, maybe they like the idea of ending on their 100th so they specifically wrote they 101st as a holiday episode so it would be easy to convince CC to save it for December.

As for the content of the 100th itself, it's sounding more and more like the episode will be "special" in some way based on the way I think the writing staff seems to be handling its airing of it. That said, I'm pretty sure they won't have the 100th episode be something as "big" as one of the "origin" stories. For the 100th (and the last we'll see of the show for a few months until December (probably)), I think they'd want to do some sort of lighter fare like Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles or The Farnsworth Parabox. Just a nice story involving the entire crew as the show's way of celebrating its 100th episode.

I assume the 101st episode isn't an AOI episode, but rather a seasonal episode in an AOI style rather than being the actual "Anthology of Interest III".

Well, technically the news post on CGEF did say the episode was "Anthology of Interest-style" rather than being an AOI episode. Still, I could very easily imagine that it is supposed to be AOI III. Picture this: The crew is spending another Christmas together when Robot Santa goes out of his way to specifically trash the P.E. building. The P.E. Crew gets bored waiting for him to break though the titanium shielding so they huddle around the What If? Machine and start asking it questions which result in holiday-based simulations. Also, it would be kind of weird to have two AOI episodes in the same (production) season. We were promised an AOI episode for S6 and I'm pretty sure this holiday-ish one is it.

Speaking of CC broadcast season and such, do you think they'll bring the two CC broadcast seasons out on DVD separately or will the have the whole sixth production season as one DVD set like with the first four seasons?

Most TV shows these days release their DVD sets a month or two after the season is over. My guess is that Twentieth Century Fox won't wait till 2011 (I don't remember where, but DXC or somebody else important confirmed that the second half of S6 won't air till 2011) for the sixth production season to finish airing all its episodes to release the boxset of its first half. I think most of us would scream like Veruca Salt if we couldn't quell our hunger for more Futurama by getting to rewatch the first half of S6 while we wait anyway.

I'm more interested in a set of sub-questions assuming that what I think is true. Will they call it Season (Volume) 6 or Season (Volume) 6: Part 1 (like Battlestar Galactica did for its boxsets)? If it releases before December, will it include the AOI holiday episode?
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« Reply #135 on: 01-15-2010 19:47 »

I wouldn't scream if we had to wait. I'd rather the whole production season be released as the one box set like all the other box sets were, but that's just me I guess...
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« Reply #136 on: 01-15-2010 19:56 »

I'd agree with Jezzem. There's still a lot we don't know about how these episodes might be split up (or not) and named as production seasons, but considering how strange and frustrating the mismatching of production and airing seasons in the original run was, the the order-of-things-obsessed part of me (which is all of me, I suppose) would want the episodes to be packaged as neatly and completely (whatever that might mean), and as true to the production seasons (since that's how the DVDs have been arranged so far), as possible.
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« Reply #137 on: 01-15-2010 20:10 »
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But Fox is in the money making business, and the best way to capitalize is when it's fresh on people's heads. The way I see it, they'll probably include the Christmas episode with the Season 6:1 DVD set. Season 6:2 won't premiere until the following summer (if they plan on doing it as 13 episodes one summer, 13 next), so they wouldn't wait to tack that on later. The DVD set for 6:1 will be released probably in November or December based on current television trends, so I think they'd include 101.

I'm interested in seeing how Internet release of the show will work. I'm hoping that the release them a day following on Hulu personally, because I'll admit that sometimes I miss my favorite shows and like being able to catch up the next day. It's a pain with House because they release episodes on Hulu a week later, so you can't catch up until they skip a week.


PS: I did the "math" and the 100th episode will air August 26th. With South Park as my standard, Season 13 ended November 18th, 2009, and its DVD is being released March 16th, approximately four months after. So I'd say my assessment is correct in predicting a Season 6.1 DVD to be released in December. As such, I'd also predict they'd put the 6ACV13, or Episode 101, on the set.
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« Reply #138 on: 01-15-2010 20:40 »

My thoughts exactly, i_c_. It just makes more business sense to release it soon after the season ends rather than much later (like nearly/over a year considering the 2011 broadcast date of the second half of the season). If we take casual fans into account, who know little to nothing about production seasons (and thus they would see it as packaging 2 seasons together), it wouldn't make sense to make them wait out when they want to rewatch/own the episodes as soon as possible rather than wait up to a year.

As for the internet thing, I get the feeling that FOX barely tolerates Hulu. They are one of the few networks (or maybe the only one) that waits a week before posting episodes up online. All FOX networks do this (FX shows also take a week before being posted). I don't think their position is going to change by Futurama's return.
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« Reply #139 on: 01-15-2010 21:33 »

Being that I live in Australia, I'm hoping to be able to find a torrent of each episode pretty soon after it airs, like I do with South Park, since the new episodes probably won't air here for ages.
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« Reply #140 on: 01-15-2010 21:38 »

But everybody on here does things legally, Jezzem. You know that.
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« Reply #141 on: 01-15-2010 21:59 »

http://scifiwire.com/2010/01/spoilers-sick-jokes-from.php

there's a part at the bottom about futurama.  very exciting smile
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« Reply #142 on: 01-16-2010 02:31 »
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Sagal? Hmm...
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« Reply #143 on: 01-16-2010 02:58 »

If the information in that scifiwire story is true, then the 100th episode (which would be the one most recently recorded) is apparently going to involve Leela's parents. Considering that F/L are apparently going to be dating in the 6th season, I wonder how Leela's parents will react to her dating Fry?
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« Reply #144 on: 01-16-2010 03:22 »

Yeah, no... I don't think they will be.
Gorky

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« Reply #145 on: 01-16-2010 04:32 »

Y'know, I'm kind of starting to agree with F_F1 and those other naysayers who don't believe that Fry and Leela are going to be dating in this new season. I know we haven't been given anything concrete one way or the other, but I know the writers, and the writers have always been afraid to allow those two to actually be a couple. I mean, I guess I'm remaining cautiously optimistic (that snippet we got of "Rebirth" does mention the so-called goodbye kiss between Fry and Leela, so I'll take that as a good sign), but I must admit that I'll be kind of disappointed if the writers back down, just choose to forget the apparent finality of those "I love you"s at the end of ItWGY.
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« Reply #146 on: 01-16-2010 06:49 »

Gorky, did you forget that the Time-Travel episode has been confirmed on several sites to involve Fry and Leela on a date? I understand that you're just keeping your hopes down so in the event that they are burst you aren't too saddened, but I have to keep mine very high. I can't even fathom the writers even considering backing out of it. It would be one of the biggest rug-pulls in TV history and absolutely insulting to the fans. Reneging the ending of ITWGY would be an absolute dealbreaker for me and a sign that the writers don't respect the audience or the potential of their own show, and that would be a very sad thing. All I've heard about the new season seems to be good ideas (except maybe that Bender/Amy thing) so I'm going to remain hopeful that everything will work out. Hopefully you, me, and many others won't be disappointed.
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« Reply #147 on: 01-16-2010 06:53 »

Gorky, did you forget that the Time-Travel episode has been confirmed on several sites to involve Fry and Leela on a date?

That was never confirmed.
For the fiftieth bloody time, that was speculation.
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« Reply #148 on: 01-16-2010 07:02 »

I am almost 99% positive I saw that confirmed.
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« Reply #149 on: 01-16-2010 08:02 »

Then why don't you show me?
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« Reply #150 on: 01-16-2010 08:26 »

Ahh... I see my attempt at humor has failed.

I assumed from like 50 different sites (exaggeration!) reporting a Fry/Leela date back during Comic-Con that not that many different sources would all jump to the same conclusion, so I thought that one of the Futurama guys mentioned it during the Comic-Con panel and the several different sites posted it as they remembered. I guess confirmed is too concrete a word. Damn, it was a lot of different sites though.
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« Reply #151 on: 01-16-2010 15:32 »

Yeah, and in every case the wording did seem to indicate that Fry and Leela have either been dating by that point or are just beginning to date. Damn if I'm not too lazy to go dig up those links, but they're probably in both the old news and speculation threads.

I guess the ambiguity of Sagal's response in that interview leads me to believe that there could be a similar ambiguity between Fry and Leela. At any rate, I'll reserve judgement until the season premiere, but I have a feeling that how they handle the ship in that episode will be key, and indicative of how they intend to treat it for the next 12 episodes. And I'm still holding on to my theory that the placement of the Zapp/Leela-Adam/Eve episode should solidify Fry and Leela as a couple, if that doesn't happen in "Rebirth." Just some crazy conjecture there.
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« Reply #152 on: 01-16-2010 15:52 »

A similar ambiguity between Fry and Leela? You mean like the majority of the series? Seems like all this is just pointing to the status quo for at least the beginning.
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« Reply #153 on: 01-16-2010 16:16 »

That's the thing, though. Yes, there is the possibility that the Fry-Leela ship won't really be advanced, since that's been happening time and time again in the series for reasons that others have repeatedly speculated, and I have some doubts myself, but by having the kiss and its accompanying love declaration from the end of ITWGY mentioned in that opening of "Rebirth," it seems that the ship would have to factor into that episode (or some number of the new episodes) in at least a somewhat significant way.

Like FoA was saying, not addressing the status of the ship would be an insult to the fans, and while some have stopped caring about it due to the unnecessary number of retcons, there may come a point where enough is enough, and this second revival of the show seems as good a time as any for some level of progression, since the show has had some decent character development and overall story progression so far (even if it has taken place amongst a number of retcons, which are not entirely acceptable, and been done in a self-contained episodic format, which is perfectly fine). After all, why would they even mention the kiss if it wasn't going to be brought up later? It doesn't seem like a joke, and I'll remain hopeful that it's important. Even if within the "Rebirth" episode they discuss the "I love you"s and decide to not proceed with a dating relationship (which would be very irritating), they still have to discuss it at some point.  
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« Reply #154 on: 01-16-2010 16:31 »

Well, if the table reading of episode 101 is correct, then I was wrong to assume it to be two production seasons.  It is only one.

There will be one DVD set released (not two).  Let me remind you how long it takes for a television season to be released on DVD.  Long time.  Usually a year or two after it has aired.  Which is fine enough time to wait for 8th broadcast season to have been broadcast before releasing season 6 on DVD.

I suppose that settles that.

If the information in that scifiwire story is true, then the 100th episode (which would be the one most recently recorded) is apparently going to involve Leela's parents.

The article says '12 episodes have been recorded so far'.  Which means the 'last recorded' episode refers to the 99th episode.  I do pay attention to the work I do on the Infosphere, mind you.
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« Reply #155 on: 01-16-2010 17:22 »

There will be one DVD set released (not two).  Let me remind you how long it takes for a television season to be released on DVD.  Long time.  Usually a year or two after it has aired.  Which is fine enough time to wait for 8th broadcast season to have been broadcast before releasing season 6 on DVD.

I suppose that settles that.

I'm not so sure about this, Svip. I checked a bunch of more recent shows (30 Rock, 24, Family Guy, ect.) and the dates of their season finale's and season box set releases. It seems most are released between 3 to 9 months after the season finale. TV studios seem to realize that some people miss certain episodes if not the entire season of their TV shows and would like to "weekend run" the entire season, so it's smart to release the season within 3 to 9 months so the show remains fresh on the viewers mind and they can catch up before the next season. I'm still betting on a December release of the first half of S6.

Also, could you enlighten the rest of us on what is concretely known about the upcoming Time Travel episode? A bunch of us remember "Fry and Leela on a date" as a mentioned plot point, but FF1 says it is nothing more than speculation mistaken for concrete information. What can you tell us?
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« Reply #156 on: 01-16-2010 17:27 »

There will be one DVD set released (not two).  Let me remind you how long it takes for a television season to be released on DVD.  Long time.  Usually a year or two after it has aired.  Which is fine enough time to wait for 8th broadcast season to have been broadcast before releasing season 6 on DVD.

I suppose that settles that.

I'm not so sure about this, Svip. I checked a bunch of more recent shows (30 Rock, 24, Family Guy, ect.) and the dates of their season finale's and season box set releases. It seems most are released between 3 to 9 months after the season finale. TV studios seem to realize that some people miss certain episodes if not the entire season of their TV shows and would like to "weekend run" the entire season, so it's smart to release the season within 3 to 9 months so the show remains fresh on the viewers mind and they can catch up before the next season. I'm still betting on a December release of the first half of S6.

Hm.  Well, that might be so.  But I guess I am still unsettled on this issue until confirmation.  But I see only two natural outcomes.  In case; good for us.

Also, could you enlighten the rest of us on what is concretely known about the upcoming Time Travel episode? A bunch of us remember "Fry and Leela on a date" as a mentioned plot point, but FF1 says it is nothing more than speculation mistaken for concrete information. What can you tell us?

Yes, there is a time travel episode, but not once where I have read about it (at least 5 places if I recall correctly) have it been mentioned together with a F/L-relationship plot.  An F/L-relationship have been mentioned.  DXC even mentioned that the first episode ("Rebirth") would focus on that rather than outcome of the 'disaster', which I assume means that is left for a later episode.  Alternatively, I may have that one about the first episode upside down, but I am fairly sure I am correct.

But I do not recall anything about a date, though.  I cannot rule it out though, but certainly do not seem to recall a connection between Fry and Leela and the time travel plot.  I think that was a "Fry and Farnsworth"-lone plot.
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« Reply #157 on: 01-16-2010 21:29 »
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Bit late I know, but I'm interested in this Anthology Of Xmas type whatever mathingy you wanna call it. Sounds like a neat idea. Also glad the new eps are apparently very funny, as that's what I go for more than romance...
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« Reply #158 on: 01-28-2010 08:45 »

It's in the right direction, but it's really a Leela episode. It centers on her reconnecting with her parents, not the misadventures of these little rascals.
I wouldnīt say so. Itīs there but it really is not so Leela centered or character devoleping. Itīs more like gagfast where Leela happens to be more spotted character.
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« Reply #159 on: 02-02-2010 14:50 »

Not exactly news, but this was posted over at CGEF. I know when we were all discussing the possible re-cast, there were some unofficial auditions going around, but this one is particularly, y'know, bad. Makes me shudder a little.
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