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Svip

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« Reply #200 on: 03-17-2010 19:17 »
« Last Edit on: 03-17-2010 19:22 »

From the Official Futurama Fan page on Facebook:
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Want to see a preview of the new season of Futurama? Then watch the premiere of Ugly Americans on Comedy Central tonight at 10:30pm / 9:30c. New episodes of Futurama start in June with the original voice cast!

Bet it won't be much but still....Whoop-Whoop-Whoop-Whoop!

Well, I certainly hope someone will upload on the Internet, so the rest of us can at least see the footage.

Edited for context
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« Reply #201 on: 03-17-2010 20:11 »

I just read that on facebook as well. I hope it good.
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« Reply #202 on: 03-17-2010 22:34 »

It's probably just the animatic's content but in colour.
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« Reply #203 on: 03-18-2010 04:21 »
« Last Edit on: 03-18-2010 04:26 »

It's probably just the animatic's content but in colour.


I just saw the preview, and that was basically it; less than 30 seconds from a few scenes colored in from the first-few-minutes animatic, and it wasn't in high definition.  Don't kill yourself searching for it on the intarwebs.
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« Reply #204 on: 03-18-2010 04:29 »

Well if I killed myself I wouldn't ever be able to watch it.
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« Reply #205 on: 03-18-2010 06:46 »

Soooo.... nobody has a video?
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« Reply #206 on: 03-18-2010 08:45 »

No but still would like to see it.
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« Reply #207 on: 03-18-2010 14:19 »
« Last Edit on: 03-18-2010 14:47 »

Oh oh oh oh!  Blimey, I am squitted all over!  The episode titles for the coming season have been copyrighted!  Woo!

Go to http://cocatalog.loc.gov, type in 'Futurama' and select date (descending) from the drop down of sorting.

In case you are too lazy to do that, I have provided the list of copyrighted (and thus confirmed titles) (note: these are in the order as on the page, that is unlikely to be the actual order of the season):

  • A Clockwork Origin
  • Attack of the Killer App
  • Inspector #5
  • Rebirth
  • That Darn Katz!
  • The Duh-Vinci Code
  • The Late Philip J. Fry
  • The Prisoner of Brenda

That's only 8 episodes, and apparently they were copyrighted on 9 December 2009, so I assume those are the first 8 episodes of the season.

Of course, there is no official release on the episode titles, but be sure to see an announcement soonish.

Edit: See my commentary on the episode titles here (beware of spoilers!).
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« Reply #208 on: 03-18-2010 14:41 »
« Last Edit on: 03-18-2010 14:46 »

Attack of the Killer App would have to be the iPhone one. A Clockwork Origin may be time travel and/or the Scruffy/Zoidberg origin stories.

Brenda could be the warden from ItWGY and the story is centred on the Feministas still imprisoned, but more likely she's just some woman who's abducted Fry/Bender/Zapp and he's finding it unpleasant.

Late Philip J. Fry could also be the time travel one, or possibly it's one of the other Philip J. Frys, probably his nephew, but I'd kinda like to see Hovering Squidworld 97A.
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« Reply #209 on: 03-18-2010 14:44 »

Oh, cool! That's a great development.


Ah, nevermind, Quolnok beat me to it.

By the way, is it just me, or does something seem a bit odd about those titles? I mean, I see some familiar pun titles that have come to be expected from Futurama episodes, but a lot of those seem a bit more...blunt in their wording. Out of context (and the name of Fry notwithstanding) I'm not sure I'd associate those with Futurama (but I'm still interested in the episodes from the titles alone).

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« Reply #210 on: 03-18-2010 14:51 »

I'm not a fan of A Clockwork Orange (because I've never read/watched it, I'm sure I might like it if I read/watched it but I have other things to read/watch right now), but I'm really in love with the episode title "A Clockwork Origin" for some reason.
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« Reply #211 on: 03-18-2010 14:54 »

By the way, is it just me, or does something seem a bit odd about those titles? I mean, I see some familiar pun titles that have come to be expected from Futurama episodes, but a lot of those seem a bit more...blunt in their wording. Out of context (and the name of Fry notwithstanding) I'm not sure I'd associate those with Futurama (but I'm still interested in the episodes from the titles alone).

Would you do that with "A Pharaoh to Remember"?  "A Flight to Remember"?  "A Fishful of Dollars"?  "A Big Piece of Garbage"?  The list goes on.

Personally, I feel these titles are actually en par with previous Futurama episode titles.  Especially "A Clockwork Origin" ('origin' is most often used in science-fiction, no?) and "Attack of the Killer App" (great puns on cliché monster films from the 50s and 60s as well as the term 'killer app', referring to a certain feature that shall make a device beat another device, e.g. the iPhone's multitouch is considered the iPhone's original killer app).
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« Reply #212 on: 03-18-2010 17:53 »

Soooo.... nobody has a video?

Here ya go:
http://slurmed.com/news/2010-03-18/futurama-new-season-teaser-trailer-from-comedy-central
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« Reply #213 on: 03-18-2010 17:55 »

"The Late Philip J. Fry" COULD refer to Fry consistently being LATE for his dates with Leela. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy had a similar joke.

Slartibartfast: You must come with me.
Arthur Dent: Who are you?
Slartibartfast: What? No. My name's not important. You must come with me, or you'll be late.
Arthur Dent: Late for what?
Slartibartfast: Well, um, what's your name Earthman?
Arthur Dent: Dent. Arthur Dent.
Slartibartfast: Well, late as in *the late* Dentarthurdent. It's a sort of threat. You see?
Arthur Dent: No.
Slartibartfast: Your friends are safe, you can trust me.
Arthur Dent: Trust a man who won't even tell me his name?
Slartibartfast: Well, um, my name is, um, it's
[hurriedly]
Slartibartfast: Slartibartfast.
Arthur Dent: What?
Slartibartfast: I *said* it wasn't important.
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« Reply #214 on: 03-18-2010 18:32 »

Would you do that with "A Pharaoh to Remember"?  "A Flight to Remember"?  "A Fishful of Dollars"?  "A Big Piece of Garbage"?  The list goes on.

Personally, I feel these titles are actually en par with previous Futurama episode titles.  Especially "A Clockwork Origin" ('origin' is most often used in science-fiction, no?) and "Attack of the Killer App" (great puns on cliché monster films from the 50s and 60s as well as the term 'killer app', referring to a certain feature that shall make a device beat another device, e.g. the iPhone's multitouch is considered the iPhone's original killer app).

I don't mean that the titles have always sounded, or always needed to sound, like something involving science fiction. And yes, "A Clockwork Origin" and "Attack of the Killer App" are the titles that seem very Futurama-like in their wording. I was more referring to the idea that while some shows have very simple, direct episode titles (often consisting of one noun with perhaps a "the" or one important adjective) and some shows don't have much of a pattern to their titles at all, Futurama pretty consistently has pun titles. While sometimes these titles are elaborate and literary and other times they are a bit more direct and simple ("The Sting" sticks out in my mind as being one of the most direct ones), I'm just a bit thrown off by such titles like "Inspector #5" and "The Late Philip J. Fry," whether there is wordplay in them or not. It's just not what I'm used to seeing, I suppose.

Then again, it might just be odd to think that there are actually going to be new episodes and I'm almost in too much shock to willingly accept new titles into my mental list or something like that.  tongue
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« Reply #215 on: 03-18-2010 18:59 »

I think it is just that, the mental issue.  That is perhaps what gets me as well, because titles like "The Deep South" and "Bend Her" seems to be simple titles as well.
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« Reply #216 on: 03-18-2010 19:15 »

I agree, and those did occur to me as shorter titles as well. They are still puns, though...I was never sure if "The Sting" was supposed to be a pun or not, since I know there is a film with that title but I doubt it has much to do with the episode's content. Anyway, as I'm seeing in the speculation thread, things like "The Prisoner of Brenda" are indeed referencing something (which makes sense because otherwise that'd be an odd title to have come up with by itself), so I probably shouldn't feel too strange about titles like that. I had also figured that "Rebirth" was supposed to be some sort of special exception with its simple title...I guess I was confused by seeing a bunch of simpler, "The- [blank]"-style titles in a row when in the original series such titles are spread out across the episodes.
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« Reply #217 on: 03-18-2010 19:54 »

Great stumble Svip, those are some pretty interesting titles there. I like them, and it makes me all the more curious with anticipation for the new eps...
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« Reply #218 on: 03-18-2010 21:22 »

I believe "That Darn Katz!" is a pun on the title of the 1965 movie (or its 1997 remake) That Darn Cat.
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« Reply #219 on: 03-18-2010 21:40 »

I believe "That Darn Katz!" is a pun on the title of the 1965 movie (or its 1997 remake) That Darn Cat.

Given the episode title includes an exclamation mark, the answer seems to be the original.
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« Reply #220 on: 03-19-2010 12:25 »


 What happened to the 'no spoilers' aspect of this thread?   frown

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« Reply #221 on: 03-19-2010 12:27 »

There is no way we can possibly ruin anything for anyone, quit being a baby.
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« Reply #222 on: 03-19-2010 12:28 »


 What happened to the 'no spoilers' aspect of this thread?   frown

That is why I tried to move the discussion over in the other thread, but I guess people didn't care.
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« Reply #223 on: 03-19-2010 12:37 »

Besides that, it isn't possible for anybody to spoil anything.
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« Reply #224 on: 03-19-2010 20:05 »

As much as I try, I can't stop my heart from fluttering from those 30 seconds of a S6 episode, even if it is just a finished version of the bit of Rebirth I've already seen. The cynic in me is having trouble voicing his opinion over the fan's gleeful shouts.

As for those episode titles (specifically the discussion of them being a bit weird for Futurama episode titles), I like them. The offness of most of them suggests some unique/unexpected episodes, which would interest me more than some "return to form" (I hope this doesn't get misinterpreted), which I don't think Futurama ever really had anyway.
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« Reply #225 on: 03-20-2010 12:29 »


   There is no way we can possibly ruin anything for anyone, quit being a baby.


 roll eyes

If that's the case why is there a 'No Spoilers' thread at all?

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« Reply #226 on: 03-20-2010 13:36 »

Where are the spoilers?...
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« Reply #227 on: 03-20-2010 16:55 »

Now, I think I should make a notice about the episode titles.  While technically, they are most certainly going to be those names, it is not 100% accurate.  They may change an episode title later.

I say this, because doing my digging through the copyright catalogue, I stumbled upon an alternative title for "I Dated a Robot" (3ACV15), which claim actually appears twice:

Code:
Type of Work:      Motion Picture

Registration Number / Date:
                   PA0001039857 / 2001-06-06

Title:             Futurama : no. 3ACV15, J-Lo Dolly.

Description:       Videocassette (Betacam SP)

Notes:             Animated.

Copyright Claimant:
                   Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Date of Creation:  2001

Date of Publication:
                   2001-05-13

Previous Registration:
                   Sceenplay prev. reg. 2000, PAu 2-501-268.

Basis of Claim:    New Matter: all other cinematographic material.

Variant title:     Futurama : no. 3ACV15

Other Title:       J-Lo Dolly.

Names:             Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

================================================================================

And here:

Code:
Type of Work:      Dramatic Work and Music; or Choreography

Registration Number / Date:
                   PAu002501268 / 2000-08-25

Title:             J-lo Dolly / written by Eric Kaplan.

Description:       45 p.

Series:            Futurama ; production no. 3ACV15

Notes:             Teleplay.

Copyright Claimant:
                   Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (employer for hire)

Date of Creation:  2000

Other Title:       Futurama ; production no. 3ACV15

Names:             Kaplan, Eric
                   Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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As you can see, the intention was originally for this episode to be called "J-Lo Dolly", and they even got as far as copyrighting the episode title twice.  Until they realised (and correctly I'd say) that "I Dated a Robot" is a far better title.

A question, regarding this specific episode occurs, however, because I don't remember them mentioning it on the commentary, was it originally intended for Jennifer Lopez to be the guest star?  Because the script seems to be rather focused on Lucy Lou in the final result.

What is perhaps even more interesting, is that the title "I Dated a Robot" is not even copyrighted.  It does not appear anywhere in the catalogue.  I guess they technically copyright the episode as a whole, and not their titles.
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« Reply #228 on: 03-21-2010 03:16 »

Looking at these episode titles, only a few jump out as "Futurama-y" titles. They would be: A Clockwork Origin, Attack of the Killer App, The Late Philip J. Fry, and The Silence of the Clamps. Inspector #5, Rebirth, and The Mutants Are Revolting seem bland, like episode titles for most shows. LPJF seems straight forward, but it just feels like a Futurama episode title, you know? Like how The Why of Fry just feels Futurama-y.

On the remaining titles (That Darn Katz!, The Duh-Vinci Code, The Prisoner of Benda, possibly Bend on a Wire), they all feel like late-season Simpsons or Family Guy episode titles, as in lame. I know that they're all referencing other things, but they just feel like bad and/or unoriginal puns. or puns that nobody will understand. Think of A Pharaoh to Remember (especially when we already had the more clever and understandable A Flight to Remember).

And I really hope they choose The Silence of the Clamps over Bend on a Wire. It's a much better title.
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« Reply #229 on: 03-21-2010 10:15 »

I wouldn't write "That Darn Katz!" off so quickly, to me, it mostly depends on what "Katz" refers to.

I agree that "The Duh-Vinci Code" is perhaps the most obvious bland late-season episode titles.

I understand "Rebirth" for a lot of reasons, when I first heard it, I was under the assumption that it was just in production they were calling it that, but would figure out a better name later.  But I guess the word on the street became so fixed towards the name "Rebirth", that they probably decided to stick with it, because A. people are familiar with the name and B. because it is an exceptional episode, so its title can too be out of character.

Incidentally, I actually like "Inspector #5", but I suppose it slightly depends on its content.

Point is, I could judge them all by what it says on the tin, but previous knowledge with Futurama proves that to be a bad idea.

"A Pharaoh to Remember"?  "The Sting"?  Such lame titles, but who would have thought the episodes were far better.

For instance, I really like the title "I Dated a Robot", because it is funny, direct and very Futurama-y to my liking.  Unfortunately, the episode itself isn't that great.  The best moment in that episode is the small instructional film they see.

Given what I know about "The Duh-Vinci Code", I am actually having some good hopes for this one.  But I could be equally wrong and disappointed in the end.
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« Reply #230 on: 03-31-2010 14:17 »

And I really hope they choose The Silence of the Clamps over Bend on a Wire. It's a much better title.

I think we can all agree that 'Silence of the Clamps' would be the single best episode ever.
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« Reply #231 on: 03-31-2010 22:36 »

Yay! News!

From Phil LaMarr's Facebook:

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What? You hope the new season of Futurama has musical numbers? Mmm, could be?
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« Reply #232 on: 03-31-2010 23:00 »

And I really hope they choose The Silence of the Clamps over Bend on a Wire. It's a much better title.

I think we can all agree that 'Silence of the Clamps' would be the single best episode ever.

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« Reply #233 on: 04-01-2010 01:11 »

Yay! News!

From Phil LaMarr's Facebook:

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What? You hope the new season of Futurama has musical numbers? Mmm, could be?

I demand really-hard-to-sing-parts from Ken Keeler!
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« Reply #234 on: 04-05-2010 11:51 »

Quote from the Huffington Post:

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Now there is the chance that the show comes back and sucks terribly, especially considering that Matt Groening's cartoons haven't been funny in well over seven years and the Comedy Central Futurama movies were, in my opinion, sub-par. Instead, I'll hope that it follows in the footsteps of Family Guy and comes back more refined and funnier than ever.

Ultimate Fail.
EXTREME Ultimate Fail. Do some research, for Fry's sake! Comedy Central didn't have anything to do w/ the production of the Futurama D2V movies, except that they aired them.

And this isn't news, but for any interested I published some recent photos of Futurama cast members Frank Welker and Maurice LaMarche on my "Voice Actors in the News" blog, courtesy of a cast member. They're from a Scooby-Doo recording session:

http://voiceactors.wordpress.com/2010/04/02/scooby-doo-voice-cast/

And as I mentioned previously in this thread, I'm planning to publish a couple interviews w/ Futurama cast members to coincide with the June premiere. I'll post links here when they're available.
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« Reply #235 on: 04-06-2010 22:19 »

Yay! News!

From Phil LaMarr's Facebook:

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What? You hope the new season of Futurama has musical numbers? Mmm, could be?
I would be very glad if they reconstructed originally envisioned Barbados Slim musical. 
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« Reply #236 on: 04-06-2010 22:47 »

Yay! News!

From Phil LaMarr's Facebook:

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What? You hope the new season of Futurama has musical numbers? Mmm, could be?
I would be very glad if they reconstructed originally envisioned Barbados Slim musical. 

Now THAT would be fantastic.
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« Reply #237 on: 04-10-2010 12:28 »

"Prisoner of Benda" "A Clockwork Origin" "Duh-Vinci Code"
Love it love it love it !
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« Reply #238 on: 04-10-2010 21:40 »

I agree. I think those are pretty good titles.
Some of the original titles aren't that great if you think about them either.
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« Reply #239 on: 04-11-2010 10:53 »

I'm going to enjoy the Attack of a killer App episode, since I love technology (being the nerd that I am.
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