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« on: 09-23-2011 03:16 »
« Last Edit on: 09-23-2011 13:36 »

I got an email about the syndication runs earlier (reed will post on CGEF about that). The gist: It's a great thing as broadcasters are interested in showing the Futurama (and I guess having another income stream can't hurt the show during renewal talks). The episodes will be slightly shorter to accommodate for the extra commercial breaks (or smaller time slot? not sure), but the cuts were supervised by the original team and may even help some episodes with pacing.


Here's the link: http://www.gotfuturama.com/cgi-bin/Comments.cgi?action=show&NewsID=1316735198,28267
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« Reply #1 on: 09-23-2011 03:29 »
« Last Edit on: 09-23-2011 03:33 »

I'm really excited to see it back on regular tv, as it was originally intended mad I wonder if they are doing this to slowly get away from Simpsons and promote Futurama more. I'm probably wrong though.

See if this works guys. Will be looking for that update mArc!

www.kentbook.com/2011/04/futurama-is-set-to-premiere-this-fall-in-broadcast-syndication/
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« Reply #2 on: 09-23-2011 07:17 »

It seems that Comedy Central and WGN America are running the original Futurama episodes in production order (3:30pm and 4:00pm on Comedy Central---1:30am and 2:00 am on WGN America (psst...10:30 Pacific Time).  Which has never been done before.

It is kind of nice to relive the Futurama experience as I experienced it.

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« Reply #3 on: 09-23-2011 18:02 »

From Eric Rogers:

Okay, news time: co-writing next summer's Futurama finale! Subject to change, but pretty darn sure it's our season ender. Off to script!
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« Reply #4 on: 09-23-2011 18:28 »

Watch this space then, hope it's better and less forced than Overclockwise hmpf...
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« Reply #5 on: 09-23-2011 19:04 »

I hope its an end of season finale, and not the usual "we're not sure if we're going to get renewed so here is another FINALE!!!"

Because we've had three now, a fourth "possible last episode ever" is going to be overkill.   But I am supposing he meant the former, since season 7 is being split between 2012 and 2013.
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« Reply #6 on: 09-23-2011 19:17 »

Yeah good point, hopefully he meant the former and by the time the later rolls around a new Season will be confirmed? We can always hope!...
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« Reply #7 on: 09-23-2011 19:39 »

Season 8 FTW!
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« Reply #8 on: 09-23-2011 19:45 »

But I am supposing he meant the former, since season 7 is being split between 2012 and 2013.

Yeah, I doubt they would be so far along that they're already working on the twenty-sixth episode of the order. And they seem to have established this tradition of Ken Keeler writing the Last Episodes Ever, so I doubt they'd switch things up.

Also, he said "next summer," so you know...
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« Reply #9 on: 09-23-2011 20:17 »
« Last Edit on: 09-23-2011 22:10 »

I think negotiations regarding another season will have to be based on the Futurama run in 2012. But -as production regarding season 7B will also have to begin during the season 7A run- I'm pretty sure the 2013 finale will again be written as a "potential last episode ever again and this time we might possibly mean it".
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« Reply #10 on: 09-24-2011 00:17 »

It depends how much they know by the time they start really working on 7B, I guess. I assume they're talking about the final episode of 7A now.

It's irritating that they have to cut the eps for syndication, but there could be worse fates. Hopefully this will help their animation budget, too.
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« Reply #11 on: 09-24-2011 07:16 »

Comedy Central choosing to air the new cut versions really blows...I wish they'd just keep running the original ones (I know they were already shortened a little bit, though). Obviously I have them on DVD, but it's nice being able to quote a line and have people actually recognize it, because it wasn't cut on repeats or something. I'm glad the show has reached syndication, though.
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« Reply #12 on: 09-24-2011 18:04 »

I'm so annoyed at tv stations airing more and more adverts these days..
Soon you'll  be able to see 20 minutes worth of adverts during Futurama!
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« Reply #13 on: 09-25-2011 04:35 »


Maybe they'll turn to (real) product placement, instead?  smile

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« Reply #14 on: 09-25-2011 05:56 »

Soon you'll  be able to see 20 minutes worth of adverts during Futurama!

Golly, I can't wait!

But yeah, 'tis annoying. At least they'll still producing full-length eps. The last thing the show needs is another time reduction.
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« Reply #15 on: 09-25-2011 06:23 »

So very nostalgic watching the first episode on TV since I do not have cable...my mom is actually watching it too! Heheh
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« Reply #16 on: 09-25-2011 06:28 »

10 Minutes of Commericals.......im really getting sick of this. Episodes are 21 minutes long, and the next thing we want is to shoreten them to 17 or 16 minutes?? thats about half the show and half the commercials! THAT is stupid! I'd rather watch the DVD's! but glad to see stations wanting to support the show though! smile
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« Reply #17 on: 09-25-2011 11:00 »
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I'm so annoyed at tv stations airing more and more adverts these days..
Soon you'll  be able to see 20 minutes worth of adverts during Futurama!


Does anyone NOT switch the channel once commercials are on? I only watch some commercials when I switch back and it seems like the commercial break is almost over.

About the Futurama rerun... I really have to say that concerning the cuts that is a bad thing rather than a good thing. When we look at things that passed the editing this season (Susan Boil, to name just one), my confidence in the judgement of the writers isn't very high. I suppose shipper-y scenes will be left unharmed, but if they don't want to damage the plot, the only thing left they can cut back on is the jokes.

On the other hand, I don't need to watch it (or more precisely, I CAN'T), so it doesn't really affect me.
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« Reply #18 on: 09-25-2011 12:58 »

Wait, so they're shortening down episodes JUST so they can insert more commercials?

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« Reply #19 on: 09-25-2011 14:08 »

C'mon, watching live TV is so last century. That's why PVR's were invented.
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« Reply #20 on: 09-25-2011 14:56 »

New season 7 episode titles: "DECISION 3012", "BLUE MUNDA", "THE THIEF OF BAGHEAD". Source.
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« Reply #21 on: 09-25-2011 15:29 »
« Last Edit on: 09-25-2011 15:30 »

SWEET.

But... The last one sounds... Family Guy-ish... A litte. hmpf

I'm guessing Decision 3012 is the election ep and Blue Munda is the one with Munda and Zapp.
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« Reply #22 on: 09-25-2011 17:41 »

Decision 3012!  eek
What an imagination from the writers. Why can't you write stories about the future instead of "futurizing" the present.
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« Reply #23 on: 09-25-2011 18:29 »
« Last Edit on: 09-25-2011 18:34 »

I think "Decision 3012" could be a pretty fun futurized take on the elections, if executed well. I did enjoy "A Head in the Polls", so I'm looking forward to this one.

"Blue Munda"...I've got mixed feelings on this one based on the synopsis that's been revealed, but we'll see how this one plays out.

I'm so annoyed at tv stations airing more and more adverts these days..
Soon you'll  be able to see 20 minutes worth of adverts during Futurama!

Alas, that's the way the television industry works... hmpf
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« Reply #24 on: 09-25-2011 19:38 »

Adverts are necessary for the networks, it is how the industry and the system works.
You don't have to watch them if you don't want to.
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« Reply #25 on: 09-25-2011 21:08 »

That would be a valid argument to make if isntead of cutting stuff out, they'd just extended 'Futurama's slot to 35 minutes or so.
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« Reply #26 on: 09-26-2011 03:19 »

Decision 3012!  eek
What an imagination from the writers. Why can't you write stories about the future instead of "futurizing" the present.

Because "futurising" the present has always basically been the point of Futurama? roll eyes

SWEET.

But... The last one sounds... Family Guy-ish... A litte. hmpf

In what way does it sound Family Guy-ish?
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« Reply #27 on: 09-26-2011 04:33 »

Syndication cuts were inevitable; all shows go through them, provided they enter syndication in the first place of course. It's not really a Futurama-specific situation, or having anything to do with the show's budget or whatever. I just think it's a bummer that they're going to run the cut versions on Comedy Central now, since I always thought one of the great things about it being on cable this whole time is that there were no "lost" scenes that only some fans (basically, those with DVDs) could see. I used to quote lines from The Simpsons to confused friends, and then realize I'd just quoted a line that was missing in syndication, and which they naturally wouldn't remember. At least DVDs/Netflix streaming have become more prevalent, though, so I guess it's not as big a deal as it used to be.

I can't wait for "Decision 2012." Such an awesome premise.
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« Reply #28 on: 09-26-2011 18:18 »
« Last Edit on: 09-26-2011 18:37 »

I can't wait for "Decision 2012."

3012.

In what way does it sound Family Guy-ish?

It just does. hmpf

Also, Blue Munda is an incorrect title. Looky:

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« Reply #29 on: 09-26-2011 19:18 »

I can't wait for "Decision 2012 OR Decision 3012" tongue
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« Reply #30 on: 09-26-2011 19:43 »

In what way does it sound Family Guy-ish?

It just does. hmpf

Yeah I agree, it does have a certain Family Guy-ish quality... actually perhaps quality isn't the right word...
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« Reply #31 on: 09-27-2011 05:37 »

I can't wait for "Decision 2012."

3012.

Haha, shit. In my defense, it's possible I was subconsciously also thinking about The Daily Show's Indecision 2012 coverage, which will surely be just as good.

I might be a bit slow, but I can't figure out exactly what "Blue Munda" is a pun for, even though I feel like I know what it is somewhere in my brain. I guess it doesn't matter now, though.
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« Reply #32 on: 09-27-2011 13:19 »

Blue moon as in "Once in a blue moon..."?
Which is a phrase you only hear once in a blue moon these days.
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« Reply #33 on: 09-27-2011 13:38 »
« Last Edit on: 09-27-2011 13:40 »

Blue moon as in "Once in a blue moon..."?
Which is a phrase you only hear once in a blue moon these days.

I was also thinking of that. Though I was also thinking it could be a pun for 'Blue Monday'.

Also, Blue Munda is an incorrect title. Looky:


Not really an incorrect title. It's a working title, sort of like how "The Silence of the Clamps" was previously known as "Bend on a Wire" and how "I Dated a Robot" was previously known as "J-Lo Dolly".
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« Reply #34 on: 09-27-2011 16:28 »

I was also thinking of that. Though I was also thinking it could be a pun for 'Blue Monday'.

It's pretty clear that the name is a reference to Blue Monday by New Order. It's a well-known song (after all, it was even made fun of in Shaun of the Dead) and the similarity is just too obvious to be accidental.
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« Reply #35 on: 09-27-2011 16:46 »

Someone should put a synopsis up for these episodes. I'm curious as to this 'Family-Guy esque' one that keeps coming up.
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« Reply #36 on: 09-27-2011 17:35 »
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I was also thinking of that. Though I was also thinking it could be a pun for 'Blue Monday'.

Correct. tongue

Not really an incorrect title. It's a working title, sort of like how "The Silence of the Clamps" was previously known as "Bend on a Wire" and how "I Dated a Robot" was previously known as "J-Lo Dolly".

That's what I meant. Another example: The Futurama Holiday Spectacular was known as "Holiday Val-U-Pak'.
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« Reply #37 on: 09-27-2011 19:35 »

Not really an incorrect title. It's a working title, sort of like how "The Silence of the Clamps" was previously known as "Bend on a Wire" and how "I Dated a Robot" was previously known as "J-Lo Dolly".

That's what I meant. Another example: The Futurama Holiday Spectacular was known as "Holiday Val-U-Pak'.

Now known as Holiday Craptacular tongue...
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« Reply #38 on: 09-28-2011 02:44 »

They should reuse that title if they ever do an episode where Bender dates a fembot that doubles as a confectionary dispenser.

They could call it Jello Dolly!
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« Reply #39 on: 09-28-2011 06:42 »


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