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totalnerd undercanada

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« on: 06-09-2002 13:20 »

So when FOX bring Futurama back in 2005, with different voice cast, new character that bizzarley have the same names as the originals, and even look the same, and plots that will make your brain leak out of your skull in a desperate attemt to escape, will you still watch it?

Will The Simpsons fans watch it, as it will become a space-opera of Simpsonical Springfieldian porportions?

Do you think that maybe it won't happen like this, and they'll reinstate it as it was originally?


Will I ever stop asking questions?
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #1 on: 06-09-2002 13:40 »

You 're scaring me.
Kryten

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« Reply #2 on: 06-09-2002 14:12 »

[Frink] Oy, the pain, hoiven glaven! [/F]
Joe25

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« Reply #3 on: 06-09-2002 14:50 »
« Last Edit on: 06-09-2002 14:50 »

 
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Originally posted by totalnerduk:
So when FOX bring Futurama back in 2005...

What makes you so sure that it will come back TWO years after season five, or that it will be canceled before then?(I know the second one's a long shot, but by no means is the decision final, I just stay optimistic)
Zed 85

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« Reply #4 on: 06-09-2002 14:55 »

Have I missed something???

This worries me.
Robotany 500

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« Reply #5 on: 06-09-2002 15:49 »

as Joe25 said, to answer your first question, one must presume that FOX will continue airing it instead of throwing the entire show in garbage can!  frown
btw on the countrary, I don't see why Futurama should become a "simpsonian" show, you can't say that by now...
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #6 on: 06-09-2002 16:03 »

Is this crap true? Is this like the time when they remade The Flintstone cartoons in the 1970's?
Teral

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« Reply #7 on: 06-09-2002 16:10 »

total, stop confusing them!  laff
Robotany 500

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« Reply #8 on: 06-09-2002 16:21 »

yeah, right
even with the awful decision to put Futurama "on hiatus", this doesn't mean nothing (for now, indeed)
even David X. Cohen noticed that also "Family Guy" was put "on hiatus" for a while and then reconsidered it letting the prodution start running again...
The main point for the moment is: will Futurama finish its days at season 5 or not? Of course we all hope not, but for now we can't say anything else before FOX executives don't pick a real decision on the mess they did...
Venus

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« Reply #9 on: 06-09-2002 16:44 »
« Last Edit on: 06-09-2002 16:44 »

i think ive more or less accepted the fact that Futurama is gone for good. It sucks but hey thats Fox for ya. I guess i'll just have to live vicariously through fanfics. Either that or develop another unhealthy obsession with another show. And to answer the original question if the charactors don't at least have their original voices and are still behaving in charactor i am sooooo gone.
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« Reply #10 on: 06-09-2002 18:49 »

i cant even fathom being so addicted to another show as i am to futurama. to quote two politicians:
"unthinkable
"i wouldnt think of it

tis will truly be a sad day indeed when/if FOX drops Futurama in the can.  cry
PCC Fred

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« Reply #11 on: 06-09-2002 18:59 »

I agree with Venus, and accepted that Futurama's finishing next year.  But I still think there'll be some sort of closure at the end of "The Devil's Hands...".
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« Reply #12 on: 06-09-2002 23:02 »

There had BETTER be some closure at the end of The Devils Hands and it had better be shippy or the collection of dead bodies in my closet will get much much bigger!
PCC Fred

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« Reply #13 on: 06-10-2002 10:24 »

Welcome to the "Leela's Homeworld avatar" thread.  smile
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« Reply #14 on: 06-10-2002 11:18 »

Prepare for the worst, hope for the best - then you can only be pleasantly surprised.

I doubt FOX would ever try to bring Futurama back after it has been on hiatus, but if they do, I'd give it a try before judging.
Zed 85

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« Reply #15 on: 06-10-2002 11:46 »

I don't mind really if they do bring it back but altered as long as they don't completely screw it beyond recognition and don't change any actors. If they do, I'll be even more pissed than if they just cann it because they would completely ruin it rather then just let it go while it's still good.
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« Reply #16 on: 06-10-2002 12:54 »

I'd watch it for sure! I guess it's like sports; you  cheer for the team even though the players come and go.
Teral

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« Reply #17 on: 06-10-2002 13:07 »

I'd give it a fair chance. After all it's Futurama, and given that many things are interconected, and part of an overall plot Matt and David thought out it'll be pretty difficult for any new crewmemeber to screw it completely beyond recognition. If they're available I have no doubt the voicecast would come back in a heartbeat, they all, particularly John DiMaggio, seems to absolutely love the show. And with the voiceactors in place, we're off to a good start.

The writing and animation staff, now that's a bit more tricky. Some will probably be back, and some wont. As long as the quality doesn't decline horribly (as in my brain leaks out, and my face begin to melt Raider of The Lost Arc-style), I'll stick with it.

Or maybe they should just cut their losses, and head on to Futurama: The Next Generation (I mean, we already got Jade, and that looks like a good start to me  wink).
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« Reply #18 on: 06-10-2002 14:19 »
« Last Edit on: 06-10-2002 14:19 »

I agree with Teral and Zed85
wait for Fox final decision - in the worst case, wait again for Curiosity Company & Matt Groening next move-
in the meantime: hope, don't ask
btw all you can do is inviting people signing the petition - nobody of us can do more than that... unless of course you have billions enough to buy the rights, produce and air the show by your own    wink

bye
Impossible

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« Reply #19 on: 06-10-2002 14:47 »

This reminds me of when Soap Operas use a different actor to play the same person.
Zed 85

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« Reply #20 on: 06-11-2002 05:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Impossible:
This reminds me of when Soap Operas use a different actor to play the same person.

Yeah, and most time that seems completely fake or just sucks anyway.  hmpf I pray to God that this doesn't happens with Futurama - although, like Teral said, I do believe most cast members would be more than willing to do Futurama again. John Di Maggio really in perticular.  big grin


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Archie2K

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« Reply #21 on: 06-11-2002 07:07 »

I don't think I will ever be able to get as into another show as with Futurama. It was a rare gem in the animated world. All my favourite TV shows are ending  cry
Robotany 500

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« Reply #22 on: 06-11-2002 07:35 »

damn right!!!  mad
PCC Fred

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« Reply #23 on: 06-11-2002 09:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Archie2K:
All my favourite TV shows are ending   cry

Amen.

Teral

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« Reply #24 on: 06-11-2002 11:04 »

And yet "Days of Our Lifes", "Neighbours" and equally horrible shows limber on year after year. There is something wrong with this picture.

I need a drink.
Robotany 500

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« Reply #25 on: 06-11-2002 11:10 »

Considering that Matt Groening has got bored with The Simpsons, if Fox drops his last creation, Futurama, what will he do? Has he got new ideas for the future or is trying to find a way to continue producing new Futurama episodes before developing a new cartoon?
static

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« Reply #26 on: 06-11-2002 13:56 »

"on to bigger and better networks" is what he said once.
pray that it is true should the unspeakable happen....
McGrady

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« Reply #27 on: 06-11-2002 13:59 »

When asked, Matt said that he was hopeful that Fox would renew it later, but if it wasn't he would try to go on to "Bigger and better networks" with it.  He has some thoughts on other series but I don't think he has even begun planning them.
static

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« Reply #28 on: 06-11-2002 14:04 »

i find it unthinkable of another series by matt groening right now. im way too obsessed with it. i think Matt have some of those symptoms too actually
Robotany 500

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« Reply #29 on: 06-11-2002 14:07 »

and what about copyrights? Even if Fox gives up with the show, perhaps will mantain its rights in order to disallow other networks producing and airing new episodes based on the plots of the old ones... (practically the show as we know it)
btw which are those networks? would they be really interested in a show like Futurama?
(no, really - I'm no US citizen and don't know which networks are the most popular or the strongest above the others: for example, how's considered FoxTv?)
Impossible

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« Reply #30 on: 06-11-2002 14:10 »

Just reading a review of Futurama in the TV guide thing (It was under "Today's Choice" along with Space Cowboys, Die Hard and Cricket: Norwich Union League! Yay!)
"The comedy animated series continues to go from strength to strength, and is now starting to be spoken of in the same revered tones usually reserved for The Simpsons." Very nice. Get the feeling that they haven't heard about the cancellation. Oh well.
static

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« Reply #31 on: 06-11-2002 14:25 »

there isnt even one magazine or newsite that has dissed Futurama, its gotten wonderful scores and grades everywhere. The only one that hates it is FOX, and they hate it for reasons that are totally off compared to any corporations nr 1 priority: Make money. Futurama makes money for them, no question. Why would they cancel it?-----
i guess we'll never know...
bartman

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« Reply #32 on: 06-11-2002 15:26 »

no!please god no!i dont think that would be very good at all,exspecially if they hired a diffrent voice actors.
ps:im sorry for posting badly spelt threads,and stupid ones,ill make a better effort now
Joe25

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« Reply #33 on: 06-11-2002 15:39 »

 
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im sorry for posting badly spelt threads,and stupid ones,ill make a better effort now

Finally!
static

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« Reply #34 on: 06-11-2002 15:47 »

 
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Originally posted by Joe25:
 Finally!

yes, evidently miracles have been known to happen  wink  big grin
Teral

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« Reply #35 on: 06-11-2002 15:53 »

When you do things right, people wont be sure you've done anything at all.
static

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« Reply #36 on: 06-11-2002 16:12 »

you mean to say he hasnt actually done anything yet?
true... didnt think of that.
Teral

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« Reply #37 on: 06-11-2002 16:26 »

No, I meant to say miracles just doesn't happen all of themself, they need a little push in the right direction.  wink

::hides bloddy blernsball bat::

Cute avatar, BTW.
static

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« Reply #38 on: 06-11-2002 18:02 »
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Originally posted by Teral:
No, I meant to say miracles just doesn't happen all of themself, they need a little push in the right direction.    wink

::hides bloddy blernsball bat::

Cute avatar, BTW.

oh, ok.
im gonna get my deathray cattle prod spiked glove uh... nevermind.   big grin

/edit
thanks Teral  smile
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« Reply #39 on: 06-11-2002 23:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Robotany 500:
for example, how's considered FoxTv?)

Fox is ranked number 4 behind NBC CBS and ABC (incidentally, fox is rated #4 because of the simpsons.  They used to be a cable company.  I don't think he meant one of the "big three", but more along the lines of it being a derogatory statement towards fox.

Copyright stuff can be complicated, and this is a complicated situation.  The main thing is that Matt G keeps talking about moving networks, and he knows more about if he can switch than any fan.  He has said many times (even a little on the DVD) that he owns Futurama.

Personally, I think the only way to switch networks is if Fox sells the copyright, or allows a different company to make episodes (that is what fox did with buffy on WB, but then backstabed WB by switching it to UPN when it got popular again, a company they own stock in).
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