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Go-a-Green-a

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« Reply #40 on: 10-10-2009 00:06 »

Wait. Am I the only one who, when he watches Futurama, has to watch every episode/movie whether it's good or not and in chronological order? Or am I just strange?

No, me too.  We are strange together.

I, too have to watch them in chronological order. Luckily that's how they play them where I live.
Aki

Professor
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« Reply #41 on: 10-10-2009 00:33 »

I, too have to watch them in chronological order. Luckily that's how they play them where I live.
Futurama doesn't even air on tv here frown
lilkitten29

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« Reply #42 on: 10-10-2009 00:35 »

I usually just watch whatever episodes I feel like watching. I don't have to watch them in chronological order.

Anyways, I'm kind of glad that they didn't use the original plot for the first episode of  season 6. It sounds a bit strange, lol. I guess it would be okay for a later episode, but not the first episode of the season.
Go-a-Green-a

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« Reply #43 on: 10-10-2009 00:46 »

I, too have to watch them in chronological order. Luckily that's how they play them where I live.
Futurama doesn't even air on tv here frown

That sucks, it should air everywhere.

I usually just watch whatever episodes I feel like watching. I don't have to watch them in chronological order.

Anyways, I'm kind of glad that they didn't use the original plot for the first episode of  season 6. It sounds a bit strange, lol. I guess it would be okay for a later episode, but not the first episode of the season.

Perhaps that episode would be good for an Anthology of Interest.
Freako

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« Reply #44 on: 10-10-2009 00:51 »

I can see it now, "What if the wormhole didn't take us back to earth"
and if they don't do it ...someone will.
Go-a-Green-a

Bending Unit
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« Reply #45 on: 10-10-2009 00:52 »

I smell a fan-fic....
Freako

Urban Legend
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« Reply #46 on: 10-10-2009 00:54 »

I smell a fan-fic....

Eugh, no way.
Wonderpants

Bending Unit
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« Reply #47 on: 10-10-2009 00:55 »

//sez the bloke who does most of the fanart here
Freako

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« Reply #48 on: 10-10-2009 00:56 »

//sez the bloke who does most of the fanart here

ART.
Go-a-Green-a

Bending Unit
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« Reply #49 on: 10-10-2009 00:58 »

Well, then who's the bloke that does most of the fan-fics?
Wonderpants

Bending Unit
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« Reply #50 on: 10-10-2009 01:00 »

You know I'm right.

//smug
Freako

Urban Legend
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« Reply #51 on: 10-10-2009 01:03 »

You're just going around in circles!
Svip

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #52 on: 10-10-2009 01:04 »

You're just going around in circles!

Think, Svip, think.  Everyone's depending on you!
Tedward

Professor
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« Reply #53 on: 10-10-2009 01:16 »

What, to solve the situation, offer a witty comment, or both? If so, then yes, I'm at least depending on you, Svip... smile
Marcus
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« Reply #54 on: 10-10-2009 01:31 »
« Last Edit on: 10-10-2009 01:32 »

If we're speculating about dreams coming true, and the difference between canon work and fan artist/fic work... I kind of hope there's not too much fan service (T+A shots) in the series. Taken to excess, it gets in the way of good storytelling, which is what draws you into the show. It's way easier to cultivate a good, long-lasting erection obsession affection for a well rounded, tightly scripted show than a well rounded, tight... you get the picture.

Nothing against occasional nudity/scripted hiplocking, as long as it's going somewhere beyond a poorly hidden folder on my HD. That's the realm of [certain] fanwork!
Freako

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« Reply #55 on: 10-10-2009 01:32 »

Yeah, that's our jobs.
El-Man

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« Reply #56 on: 10-10-2009 03:18 »

Seconded.
leiapadme77

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« Reply #57 on: 10-10-2009 05:43 »

A thought occurred....
Is it possible they just made this footage and released it at the Con just to make everyone crazy? Like, maybe it's not actually what they will use?

It just seems sort of strange that they would give that much away, this far in advance. I'm sure it's the real thing, I just kinda though, "Hey! wouldn't that be funny!" We're all going crazy for months and months, only to see the finished product is completely different! lol
Go-a-Green-a

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« Reply #58 on: 10-10-2009 05:48 »

Well, they did have all the voicing done and the temparary animatic. It may not be exact but I think we'll end up with the same idea.
Freako

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« Reply #59 on: 10-10-2009 05:59 »

A thought occurred....
Is it possible they just made this footage and released it at the Con just to make everyone crazy?

I think you're crazy.
leiapadme77

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« Reply #60 on: 10-10-2009 06:00 »

Haha! I was just kidding. I don't really think they would do that. I just thought it would be slightly funny.
Go-a-Green-a

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« Reply #61 on: 10-10-2009 06:04 »

I think it would just piss off alot of fans. But if you're not really looking forward to the rest of THAT begining then sure, funny.
leiapadme77

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« Reply #62 on: 10-10-2009 06:06 »

I just can't wait for it! I can't believe we have to speculate for 8 months! I think we will all go crazy.
Freako

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« Reply #63 on: 10-10-2009 06:29 »

Or you can be like me and fill the void with your own Futurama related projects.
Go-a-Green-a

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« Reply #64 on: 10-10-2009 06:32 »

We've lived off re-runs for so long, 8 more months is nothing compared to the seven years since the last real episode.
leiapadme77

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #65 on: 10-10-2009 06:52 »

Ah, yes very true! And Freako, I LOVE your work, it's wonderful! My husband likes it too, hehe.
Gorky

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« Reply #66 on: 10-10-2009 14:42 »

Anyways, I'm kind of glad that they didn't use the original plot for the first episode of  season 6. It sounds a bit strange, lol. I guess it would be okay for a later episode, but not the first episode of the season.

See, I thought that whole zoo thing sounded really cool; I'm actually disappointed that they decided to go in another direction. Hopefully they find a spot for a similar storyline somewhere along the line (although I'm not sure it would have the same impact (or make as much sense) if it didn't proceed the flight through the wormhole). At any rate, I trust that this heads-without-bodies concept will be equally cool...I'm just a little bummed that they chose it over what I feel sounded like a more original concept (although I will say that "Rebirth" looks to be a very memorable episode).
CookiesOnTheFloor
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« Reply #67 on: 10-10-2009 15:43 »

Anyways, I'm kind of glad that they didn't use the original plot for the first episode of  season 6. It sounds a bit strange, lol. I guess it would be okay for a later episode, but not the first episode of the season.

See, I thought that whole zoo thing sounded really cool; I'm actually disappointed that they decided to go in another direction. Hopefully they find a spot for a similar storyline somewhere along the line (although I'm not sure it would have the same impact (or make as much sense) if it didn't proceed the flight through the wormhole). At any rate, I trust that this heads-without-bodies concept will be equally cool...I'm just a little bummed that they chose it over what I feel sounded like a more original concept (although I will say that "Rebirth" looks to be a very memorable episode).

Yeah, I like that "zoo" idea too. Could have been some great comedy and angst there. Well, maybe the idea will be used for a future episode. Surely it's too good an idea to just toss away.
Tedward

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« Reply #68 on: 10-10-2009 18:30 »

I almost feel that the rebirth idea, if done well (which I'm sure it will be) and if it actually does signify some sort of new state of normalcy as at least Fistul and I hope beyond just the series itself being born anew (which is much less certain), is a better pilot idea than the zoo. However, I agree that the zoo idea should be used at some point, and it may well have been pretty bold and neat as well. After all, it may have taken them a while to get back to Earth and been almost like the episodes of wandering that some of us thought would occur (it seems like so long ago that those things were being posted...), and as DXC said in that footage posted earlier, Fry and Leela would have undergone forced mating. Now that would have been a huge jolt for their relationship!
FistfulOAwesome

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« Reply #69 on: 10-10-2009 18:32 »
« Last Edit on: 10-10-2009 20:33 »

Gorkenstein, initially I felt the same as you. I mean, the interdimensional zoo could have easily been on the other side of the wormhole and it would have been an easy way to pardon them of their fugitive status (they would have saved Zapp along with themselves, so they probably could have convinced him to drop the charges (say, with Kif going along to keep him convinced (that way, he's back under Zapp's employ))). But in hindsight, I've been arguing that Rebirth is far more brilliant for a first episode.

Thinking it over, there's nothing particularly heavy about the interdimensional zoo. It's a very funny idea, but I don't know where they'd fit far-reaching consequences or personal bits (you know what I mean) into the story. It sounds like a straight comedy episode, which is great, but for the return of the TV series seems kind of tame. It would be a safe way to return. It would be just another episode.

On the contrary, Rebirth sounds absolutely necessary. The crew (minus Fry and the Professor) is dead. That's a pretty important bit of story, to say the least! I mean, whoa! By setting it back on Earth, in the P.E. building, they've placed something heavy and a little sickening in what is supposed to be a safe and familiar setting. This lends the episode a much more immediate and important feeling against DXC's episode. I really want to give it to Matt on what seems like a good call (hopefully, it won't disappoint).

Rebirth doesn't sound throwaway. It sounds like a major episode, the kind us fans will hopefully point to as one of those special, deep episodes that we use to point out how affecting the series can be. It could almost be a turning point, representing a third era in Futurama (Era 1: S1-S4, Era 2: Movies "S5", Era 3: S6-S?). DXC's doesn't sound like it could have done that.

Let me put it another way: If they had gone with DXC's episode, do you think the footage shown at ASC would have been as shocking as the footage of Rebirth? Do you think it would have caused as much worry as it has (alright, mostly Tedward and me), but also as much excitement?

Seriously, I take the fact that I am worried as a good thing. I would have been excited for new Futurama no matter what they had shown, but only an episode like Rebirth could have made me rack my brain and think of all the ways it could go wrong, but how amazing it could be if they do this right. This episode freaking affects me (and I've only seen three minutes of it)! It's important.

I agree that the Zoo episode sounds great, too great to be tossed in the garbage. Hopefully the episode makes an appearance down the line, this or next season even. But when it does, I don't think it will be affecting. It'll be like Roswell, a great comedy episode (alright, Roswell actually did have far-reaching consequences, but just bear with me, would ya?), not so much an emotionally affecting episode.

Futurama is finally returning after 5 years and 10 months without a new TV episode broadcast. I applaud Matt (even if initially he wanted to do nothing) for suggesting such a radical, freaking affecting episode! Futurama returning is a big deal! Hopefully, Rebirth will prove it.
Tedward

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« Reply #70 on: 10-10-2009 18:36 »
« Last Edit on: 10-10-2009 18:37 »

My thoughts and hopes exactly...well said, FoA!  smile
leiapadme77

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« Reply #71 on: 10-10-2009 18:42 »

Yes, I think the rebirth is the best idea. And as far as Fry and Leela's forced mating....it would be funny, but I feel it would be better for them to really fall in love with eachother and sleep together. They need to make love, not get laid! I think it would be sweet! A huge step in their relationship.
Tedward

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« Reply #72 on: 10-10-2009 18:46 »

Of course. I just meant that the forced mating, already strange and [probably] unwelcome, would have made things even more awkward once they got back to Earth.
FistfulOAwesome

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« Reply #73 on: 10-10-2009 19:04 »

Forced mating between F/L could be funny, but not now, not this early is their relationship. They are just truly beginning (hopefully), and it would have been awkward and uncomfortable for everyone (characters and viewers) to have to go through such a scene.

Oh man, could you imagine if the writers decided to take such a scene lightly? It would have been totally OOC if they had Fry start cracking jokes about how "Oh well, we have no choice, let's get busy!".

The scene could work when this episode makes it's appearance, but it would either have to be way down the line when F/L together is something that everyone is comfortable with (S8 *crosses fingers*?) or alternatively have the scene be Zapp and Leela, with her resisting his advances (although, the comic potential of Z/L seems like it'll be taken care of by 602).

Actually, consider the forced mating scene dead (when the episode makes its appearance). I don't think it could have worked and it would be unoriginal in the wake of 602 and uncomfortable period (that could be a catch phrase!) to do with F/L (even if they never mated).
Tedward

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« Reply #74 on: 10-10-2009 19:23 »

Oh, I wouldn't want to see that uncomfortable scenario happen; I'm glad that they're going in a different direction. It's just that some could consider that to be some sort of "progress" or something when it's really just weird and unnecessary.
Marcus
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« Reply #75 on: 10-10-2009 19:40 »

...in the wake of 602 and uncomfortable period (that could be a catch phrase!)

I... I wouldn't consider it a great catchphrase. Unless we're advertising feminine hygiene products.
leiapadme77

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #76 on: 10-10-2009 19:50 »

"What is Freedom Day? Sounds like some kind of feminine hygiene product."
FistfulOAwesome

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« Reply #77 on: 10-10-2009 20:24 »
« Last Edit on: 10-10-2009 21:55 »

...in the wake of 602 and uncomfortable period (that could be a catch phrase!)

I... I wouldn't consider it a great catchphrase. Unless we're advertising feminine hygiene products.

Ah, Man! Why did women and their sick, blood letting ritual have to ruin the word "period"!? WHY ARE YOU SO SELFISH, WOMEN!?
Svip

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« Reply #78 on: 10-10-2009 20:25 »

...in the wake of 602 and uncomfortable period (that could be a catch phrase!)

I... I wouldn't consider it a great catchphrase. Unless we're advertising feminine hygiene products.

Ah, Man! Why did women and their sick, blood letting ritual have to ruin the word period!? WHY ARE YOU SO SELFISH, WOMEN!?

Just like how Microsoft ruined the words "windows" and "genuine".
FistfulOAwesome

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« Reply #79 on: 10-10-2009 20:30 »

...in the wake of 602 and uncomfortable period (that could be a catch phrase!)

I... I wouldn't consider it a great catchphrase. Unless we're advertising feminine hygiene products.

Ah, Man! Why did women and their sick, blood letting ritual have to ruin the word period!? WHY ARE YOU SO SELFISH, WOMEN!?

Just like how Microsoft ruined the words "windows" and "genuine".

Or Family Guy ruined the words "Animated" and "Comedy".
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