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PCC Fred

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« on: 05-20-2002 06:38 »

I've checked Sky's EPG for next Sunday, and at 7pm there's NO FUTURAMA!  cry

As you may or may not know, I've said several times in PEEL that Sky did a better job showing Futurama than anywhere else.  And until last night I believed it.

Well I take it all back.  This is BOGUS!  Sky don't even have the excuse that there's a football match on!  They've just replaced Futurama with a Simpsons repeat for NO GOOD REASON!

FUCK MURDOCH  up yours
FUCK SKY  up yours

Juliet

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« Reply #1 on: 05-20-2002 07:59 »

SHIT!
Zed 85

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« Reply #2 on: 05-20-2002 08:03 »
« Last Edit on: 05-20-2002 08:03 »

  mad
So what are we still missing? Tale of Two Santas and Where No Fan Has Gone Before, or is there more? (Apart from Season "5" )
PCC Fred

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« Reply #3 on: 05-20-2002 09:24 »

30% Iron Chef as well.  So what started out as a twenty episdoe season got cut to 13 by the NFL, then down to 12, then to 11 as it came to the UK (I don't think Sky are going to show "A Tale of Two Santas" at all), and finally down to 9.

What I'm about to say next will astound some, bewilder many.  With only 9 episodes, Sky have equalled their record for most episodes shown on consecutive Sundays!
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« Reply #4 on: 05-20-2002 09:51 »

This is $%*&ing ridiculous!

You're right, they're usually quite reliable. But my suspicions were aroused right at the beginning of the season when "A Tale Of Two Santas" was ommited...

It'll be most interesting to see what's happening *next* week. Will they pick up where they left off, or have they just quietly dropped Futurama, and are hoping that nobody will notice?

BSB have just announced record audiences for Futurama, so my feelings are that they *will* continue - most likely next week. I do have a theory as to why they're doing this, however...

It may have something to do with Fox's hasty shortening of Season Four. No doubt Sky originally scheduled a full-length season, and now they've been told they're only getting half the number of episodes they were expecting. I think they're trying to pad out the remaining episodes so they last up to the original scheduled Season Finale air date.

So I wouldn't be surprised if they do this more often. Expect to see Futurama every *alternate* week from now on... :-(

(This may all be bollocks - but it's a thought...)

Danny

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« Reply #5 on: 05-20-2002 13:44 »

That would make sense. Its bollocks that Sky and C4 have to stick to FOX's crappy scheduling instead of showing the episodes in the order that the writiers intended.

I am pretty sure that Sky will continue with Futurama, but maybe on alternate weeks as you said Danny. They promoted it heavily and as you said it got record figures.

Fingers crossed.
Mike!

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« Reply #6 on: 05-20-2002 13:48 »

 mad I can't believe it.  Sky had been doing great with Futurama up until now.  What's the point of cutting it short?  I don't see any reason why they should be padding it out with old Simpsons episodes, even if the season is shorter than they'd previously expected.

I'm sure they will show them some time (except maybe 'A Tale Of Two Santas'), but when?  Now's just as good a time as any.
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« Reply #7 on: 05-20-2002 14:16 »
« Last Edit on: 05-20-2002 14:16 »

Hmm... I'm going to reserve judgement until I see the following weeks schedules.

Sky have also been showing repeats of the new eps on the following Friday. Its interesting to note that there is no repeat of "A Leela of Her Own" this week. Instead we have Stargate SG-1, Simpsons (x2) and "Michael Owen: Close Up".

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Glad I did reserve judgement! 30% Iron Chef will be shown June 2nd.
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Just Chris

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« Reply #8 on: 05-20-2002 14:47 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
FUCK MURDOCH   up yours
FUCK SKY   up yours

Wow, I didn't think those two sentences would ever connect.
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« Reply #9 on: 05-20-2002 14:58 »

Well I never liked Sky, is the only I really watch on it, they spend far more time advertising *insert country name* Uncovered type shows than they do futurama
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #10 on: 05-20-2002 15:38 »

Fuck Sky for shitting on their near perfect run. Don't think it's the end of the season though, on the credits she said that the all-new series continues in 2 weeks, thank God.
Zed 85

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« Reply #11 on: 05-20-2002 15:46 »

How many weeks until the world cup? I'm thinking of something here...
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #12 on: 05-20-2002 16:02 »

Oh oh, please Sky, have mercy on us Futurama fans. Some good news is that a lot of the matches are on in counrtys that have daylight while it's night time in the UK.
Teral

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« Reply #13 on: 05-20-2002 16:15 »
« Last Edit on: 05-20-2002 16:15 »

Most World Cup matches will be aired in the morning in Europe, so that shouldn't be a problem.

If SKY had troubles stretching the 12 episodes for a whole season, why don't they simply air older episodes? Better to hang on to viewers, and then air a few older shows, than possibly shy some away with an uneven run.

Imagine if they mixed "Fryish", "Parasites" and the like into it. That would do the trick.

I'm begining to appreciate the late timslot (1 AM) Futurama have here. Nothing to pre-empt it. If the NFL run into overtime, they simply push the entire schedule back, they'd never canceled an episode.

Okay, I'll stop torturing you now.   tongue   big grin
static

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« Reply #14 on: 05-20-2002 16:25 »

So, sky has joined the growing list of channels that abuse and generally dont give crap about futurama.

Why im i not surprised?
cursed fox...
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #15 on: 05-20-2002 16:59 »

I think Fox have something to do with Sky, but I'm not sure hmpf
static

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« Reply #16 on: 05-20-2002 17:42 »

wasnt Sky and Fox both owned by the same guy? or something?
PCC Fred

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« Reply #17 on: 05-20-2002 18:04 »

It seems I have to eat humble pie here.  I watched "A Leela of her Own" again, and during the end credits, the announcer said that Futurama would be back in a fortnight's time.  This apparently takes the fuel out of my earlier outburst.

LOVE MURDOCH  big grin
LOVE SKY  big grin

So moderators, if you want to, kill this thread.  Or kill me.  Whichever is least paperwork.  (Or most, if you're Hermes).

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