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PEE Poll: How many episodes will Fox play next season?
All of them   -6 (24%)
They'll try to stretch them two seasons   -11 (44%)
None   -1 (4%)
Pat Buchanan.   -7 (28%)
Total Voters: 25

Xenomorph
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« on: 04-10-2002 18:13 »

I'd hope all, but that's wishful thinking.
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« Reply #1 on: 04-10-2002 18:16 »

I think they'll air about 10 episodes and air the remaining episodes whenever, the following year. I hope that the next season doesn't start so late, if it doesn't then they might be able to air all of them.
Teral

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« Reply #2 on: 04-10-2002 18:21 »

Aww, crap I wanted to vote "All of Them", but the ballot was confusing.  tongue
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« Reply #3 on: 04-10-2002 18:23 »

Want all of them, will be two seasons more.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #4 on: 04-10-2002 18:25 »

Who or what is Pat Buchanan?  It'll be two tortuously long seasons of eight episodes each, with constant interruptions due to KOTH and Simpsons repeats, and FNL matches.
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« Reply #5 on: 04-10-2002 18:34 »
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
Who or what is Pat Buchanan?  It'll be two tortuously long seasons of eight episodes each, with constant interruptions due to KOTH and Simpsons repeats, and FNL matches.

Pat Buchanon joke explained. Warning! The link is to the "Futurestock" review-thread. Spoilers ahead!

OTOH, if you only read the post the link goes to, there is no spoilers.

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« Reply #6 on: 04-10-2002 18:47 »

The ballot was confusing!
PCC Fred

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« Reply #7 on: 04-10-2002 18:48 »

That explains it, "Futurestock" hasn't aired in the UK yet.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #8 on: 04-10-2002 19:03 »

I was confused!  And my long distance plan was changed to Sprint!
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« Reply #9 on: 04-10-2002 19:35 »

they will play 2 a year for the next 8 years
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« Reply #10 on: 04-10-2002 21:11 »

8 or so in the normal timeslot followed up by the rest whenever.
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« Reply #11 on: 04-10-2002 22:07 »

The ballot was confusing...and I'm a Florida resident and can't read.
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« Reply #12 on: 04-10-2002 22:11 »

How about a hand recount?  smile

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« Reply #13 on: 04-10-2002 23:16 »
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They will probably air ten and hack together a movie from the remaining six, which will flop at the box office because it makes no sense, thereby justifying dropping Futurama like a hot brick.   frown

...and my vote didn't fall out, it is hanging on by two corners so I want to change it.
Just Chris

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« Reply #14 on: 04-10-2002 23:41 »

I think they will show a dozen or so next season, which will leave about ten for the following one.
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« Reply #15 on: 04-11-2002 00:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Just Chris:
I think they will show a dozen or so next season, which will leave about ten for the following one.

I thought there were only 16 left? I could definitely see Fox making 2 seasons out of it, showing all 16 next year would be a good thing, so obviously Fox won't do it.
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« Reply #16 on: 04-11-2002 03:12 »

Knowing fox they'll stretch them into two seasons  mad
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« Reply #17 on: 04-11-2002 04:20 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
Who or what is Pat Buchanan?  It'll be two tortuously long seasons of eight episodes each, with constant interruptions due to KOTH and Simpsons repeats, and FNL matches.

Pat Buchanan

Just for the record, Pat Buchanan is not a racist; he's a severe ultraconservative ultranationalist neanderthal gadfly with several screws loose. In other words, the GOP's Ralph Nader; his malcontent railings acheived the impossible task of making the Republicans look worse than they actually were, until he was driven out. He wouldn't kill you for being black (his presidential running mate was a black woman)--he'd have you quietly executed for being a filthy unChristian heathen--or worse, an illegal immigrant. He once proposed walling up the USA's borders and machine-gunning Mexicans trying to cross.
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« Reply #18 on: 04-11-2002 12:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Tweek:
Knowing fox they'll stretch them into two seasons   mad

Actually, knowing Fox, they'll probably air 12 episodes next season, then cancel the show due to "high production costs." (READ: It's too costly to get the animators and writers back to do new ones.)  The remaining four unaired episodes would be Fox's way of giving their fans the finger one last time on the way out.  (Though they might release them as DVD specials, but they don't seem to want to relase Region 1 DVDs as it might cut into possible syndication rights.  mad  mad  mad )
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« Reply #19 on: 04-11-2002 12:37 »

I voted Buchanan 'cause some day I want to live in Florida and be utterly incapable of making an intelligent choice.

Actually I'm guessing that FOX has realized that they've effectively ended Futurama production for good.  They'll run about 8 episodes next season - not too many as to give the impression that it is a series they want to promote, but enough to see return on their investment.  If the Futurama ratings look good next year (ya, right) then FOX will have a few more episodes to air the following year, while they figure out how to resurrect what they killed.  If the ratings are poor (as FOX expects) then they may not ever bother airing the last episodes or if we're "lucky" they'll air them whenever they desperately need to fill some airtime.
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« Reply #20 on: 04-11-2002 13:37 »

What a minute, surely all of the episodes will air sometime wont they? I was under the impression that they have all been made already; "Where No Fan Has Gone Before" is the 11th episode in the Season 4 production so they must have at least made them all up to there. Surely Fox has paid for the entire Season 4 production batch and would waste money if they didn't air all of them right?
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« Reply #21 on: 04-11-2002 13:55 »

They have 15 episodes left..

like season 3
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« Reply #22 on: 04-11-2002 14:03 »

I think they will Air all the episodes just casue if they dont they will be losing a lot of money becasue, yes otis they did pay for them and if they dont show them, they well get absoultly no return on the investment.  Since these low life scum suckers are all about money, its a safe bet that they will show all the episodes that they paid for.
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« Reply #23 on: 04-11-2002 14:11 »

 
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Originally posted by Tzlk:
Since these low life scum suckers are all about money, its a safe bet that they will show all the episodes that they paid for.

*wipes sweat off forehead*

Few, I was starting to get worried back there.

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« Reply #24 on: 04-11-2002 14:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
 *wipes sweat off forehead*

Few, I was starting to get worried back there.


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« Reply #25 on: 04-11-2002 15:01 »

I'm scared...  eek

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« Reply #26 on: 04-11-2002 15:32 »

Don't be Theta, I only hurt bad people, like Nsync.

 wink
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« Reply #27 on: 04-11-2002 15:58 »

Phew.
Teral

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« Reply #28 on: 04-11-2002 17:00 »

    Consider this as a possibility:
    * Season 1: 9 episodes
    * Season 2: 20 episodes
    * Season 3: 15 episodes
    * Season 4: 12 episodes (looks like it)
    * Season 5: 8 episodes
    * Season 6: 4 episodes (and reruns)
    * Season 7: 2 episodes (and reruns)
    * Season 8: 1 episodes (and reruns)

    * and as the final insult FOX never airs "Idle Hands Are The Devils Playthings" (which is rumored to be acceptable as a seriesfinal).
Sounds like a FOX-grade plan to me.

I wouldn't put it beyond FOX to air the 8 or 9 new episodes next season, and then use the rest as filler for the next 3-4 years, whenever they need to fill some airtime. I am an optimist at heart though, and still hoping FOX'll come to their senses, and either a) order a new season or b) sell the show to another network.

Either way, it's way to soon to end season 4. At least show us "The Route Of All Evil" (3ACV12) and "Kif Gets Knocked Up A Notch" (4ACV01), that would make it more ligical.

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« Reply #29 on: 04-11-2002 17:12 »

Don't post things like that, you'll give them ideas laff
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« Reply #30 on: 04-12-2002 09:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Tzlk:
I think they will Air all the episodes just casue if they dont they will be losing a lot of money becasue, yes otis they did pay for them and if they dont show them, they well get absoultly no return on the investment.  Since these low life scum suckers are all about money, its a safe bet that they will show all the episodes that they paid for.

Don't count on that.  When they cancelled The Tick, they didn't air "The Terror" (I think that was the ep's title) which was paid for, done, and ready to air.  I wouldn't put it past Fox to not air three or four eps and then promote those as "DVD specials."  (With the DVDs not released in the US for years just in case they decide to syndicate the show to another network.  mad )
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« Reply #31 on: 04-12-2002 10:27 »

I miss The Tick...  frown   cry

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« Reply #32 on: 04-12-2002 11:40 »

Yeah , The Tick was great, it's still being broadcasted here but i must have seen every episode 3 times by now.
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« Reply #33 on: 04-12-2002 12:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Tzlk:
I think they will Air all the episodes just casue if they dont they will be losing a lot of money becasue, yes otis they did pay for them and if they dont show them, they well get absoultly no return on the investment.  Since these low life scum suckers are all about money, its a safe bet that they will show all the episodes that they paid for.

It's all about money alright.  FOX execs are going to look at the ad revenue they can pull in by airing a Futurama ep vs. airing a worlds-blakiest-blanks ep and decide which is going to bring in more $$$.  I wouldn't put it past them to never air a few of the episodes, even if they have alrready purchased them.

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« Reply #34 on: 04-12-2002 13:22 »

All this negative talk is really depressing, it's not impossible that Futurama will be renewed for a 5th production season, keep your fingers crossed wink
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« Reply #35 on: 04-12-2002 17:42 »

Exactly!  What would Fry say if he was here?  I know what he'd say.
"You can't give up hope just because it's hopeless.  You've gotta hope even more and cover your ears and go 'bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla'!"  wink
How do we know a new episode order from Fox isn't gonna fall outta the sky?  big grin

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