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Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #80 on: 03-08-2012 02:45 »

Well, two episodes may not constitue a trend to you in the big picture but it's rather tiresome and trends to be lazier than coming up with a title that doesn't include "-ama" at the suffix.

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Jezzem

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« Reply #81 on: 03-08-2012 03:04 »

I'll agree that it's lazy and tiresome once we start getting enough of them for it to actually seem lazy and tiresome. A second episode title with that suffix doesn't really make me think "Oh GOD, not this again", it more makes me think "that's a little similar to Benderama, isn't it?"
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #82 on: 03-08-2012 03:06 »

2 episodes in 2 series in 2 years is starting to become... trend-ish.   
Kornography

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« Reply #83 on: 03-08-2012 03:46 »

Are we seriously critiquing an episode title?
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #84 on: 03-08-2012 03:54 »
« Last Edit on: 03-08-2012 03:55 »

Yes.

Futurama often has fantastic episode titles (such as "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings").

Seeing a bad title really makes it clear that the quality of the show is declining.
spira

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« Reply #85 on: 03-08-2012 03:57 »

I don't know about "the quality of the show is declining," but it does seem lazier. Also, when we have next to no info about any other aspect of the episodes, we're bound to discuss the titles to death.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #86 on: 03-08-2012 04:01 »

To clarify, my above post was meant to be stupid.

i_c_weiner

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« Reply #87 on: 03-08-2012 09:37 »

This is also confirmation that "The Inhuman Torch", "2-D Blacktop" and "Forty Percent Leadbelly" are 7B episodes (unless they're just working titles, I suppose).
I really hope that "The 40% Leadbelly" is not just a working title. I would love to see them do more titles like this and "The 30% Iron Chef" in the future, la The Simpsons with "Bart Gets an A" et al. Also, the title obviously means that Bender becomes a blues or folk singer, which is totally origina--- well, I liked it a lot the first time they did it, so I'm hoping the second go is as good (or better, as viewed by the majority of you lot).
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #88 on: 03-08-2012 11:03 »
« Last Edit on: 03-08-2012 11:04 »

I can certainly agree with spira's "lazier.
Earlier episodes often started with a sci fi background, that -while showing similarities to present aspects- still kept a unique, funny, and original character.
Later episodes often took present things rather directly...

E.g. "I dated a Robot" clearly symbolized illegal downloading, but in a symbolic way. The sci fi plot was still the story's driving force.
While in "Attack of the Killer App", it was a mere "let's just put Twitter in that episode".
DannyJC13

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« Reply #89 on: 03-08-2012 17:29 »
« Last Edit on: 03-08-2012 21:54 »

Got nothing against the '-ama' titles, but you all seem to have forgot Colorama from Reincarnation too...

Eric:

Today's writers room view: nakatomi plaza from "die hard". #futuramafun #comeouttothecoast #wewillhaveafewlaughs

Jezzem

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« Reply #90 on: 03-09-2012 01:09 »

Well, if we're counting the titles of the segments in Reincarnation, that makes it two "-ama" titles in season 6 and one in Season 7.

Since we're already judging new episode titles and deducing "trends" from the titles of two seasons, I'd say that two "-ama" titles in one season and then only one in the next would suggest a trend of there being less "-ama" titles as the series goes on. tongue
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #91 on: 03-09-2012 02:10 »

We don't know that for sure. For all we know, the 7B titles could be 7ACV14-o-rama, 7ACV15-o-rama, etc.

And I sincerely hope I didn't give the writers ideas just then.  shifty
DannyJC13

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« Reply #92 on: 03-09-2012 18:29 »
« Last Edit on: 03-10-2012 11:36 »

And I sincerely hope I didn't give the writers ideas just then.  shifty

I think they've already completed all the titles for 7B...

The '-ama' titles could go on forever, really.

Futurama-ama. Powerama. Superama. Toiletama. Megama. Goldenama.

Limitless.

Also, Metro (a British newspaper) interviewed Matt Groening, one nice little quote from it was:

"...I could easily fill up my entire life just working on Futurama. I just have so much fun with it."

Full thing here.

Aimee:

Just read my next and last #futurama script for a while! #720 It's really funny n cute! Yay! Looking fwd 2 workin on it after we finish #714
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #93 on: 03-10-2012 16:36 »

We don't know that for sure. For all we know, the 7B titles could be 7ACV14-o-rama, 7ACV15-o-rama, etc.

And I sincerely hope I didn't give the writers ideas just then.  shifty

I suppose they could say they were just following the pattern used with naming Neptune's moons, which had numbers instead of names for ages.
spira

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« Reply #94 on: 03-11-2012 02:53 »

So do pretty much all celestial bodies. I suppose the -ama thing isn't a trend, really, but it does seem kind of cheap. I feel like it has been used more event hough it hasn't. That's not exactly a good thing.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #95 on: 03-11-2012 03:01 »

I know, I'm just going by all my primary school posters of the Solar System: all the moons were named, except for Neptune, which aside from Triton and Nereid, had numbers.  This was about fifteen years ago though, and the posters might have been out of date then (you can actually see the exact same one I had in my classroom when you watch Matilda, oddly enough.)   
spira

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« Reply #96 on: 03-11-2012 17:28 »

Hah, the Matilda thing is pretty awesome, actually (and it gives me an excuse to watch Matilda again).
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #97 on: 03-12-2012 02:16 »

The poster is the one in her room.  I think you see it when she slams the door in her father's face with HER POWAHS
DannyJC13

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« Reply #98 on: 03-12-2012 22:09 »

I've just realised, Matilda is like a child-friendly version of Chronicle...
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #99 on: 03-13-2012 00:04 »

Even with the Trunchbull, Matilda was one of the far more child friendly Roald Dahl books.  Grand High Witches, Vermicious Knids, giants and gnoolies oh my.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #100 on: 03-13-2012 21:24 »

Lauren Tom (Amy) is auctioning the Futurama Monopoly signed by the cast, here.
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« Reply #101 on: 03-14-2012 02:46 »

Posted this on CGEF / CGEF facebook account:

The Emerald City Comicon in Seattle will have a Futurama panel with Billy West, John DiMaggio and maybe Maurice LaMarche on Saturday March 31st.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #102 on: 03-14-2012 10:31 »

Oh boy! big grin Wonder if they'll preview Season 7?
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #103 on: 03-14-2012 14:52 »

Maybe,

But can you can streatch your right foot behind your shoulder.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #104 on: 03-14-2012 17:29 »

But can you can streatch your right foot behind your shoulder.

I'm not quite sure what streatching is, care to elaborate?
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #105 on: 03-14-2012 23:29 »

It's stretching with the intent to reach something. Streaching. Can't believe you didn't know that...
DannyJC13

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« Reply #106 on: 03-15-2012 22:09 »
« Last Edit on: 03-15-2012 22:54 »

It's stretching with the intent to reach something. Streaching. Can't believe you didn't know that...

Nope, you just said yourself that that's streaching. I'm talking about streatching. tongue

Also, Eric:

1st color screening of my 1st episode as a full time hack here on the show. Cannot wait to see what Rough Draft has done! #futurama

and then:

That was delightful. Could not be happier with how that turned, gonna be a great episode. #futurama
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #107 on: 03-15-2012 23:15 »

Haha, I bet It's not often that someone misspells a misspelled word...Did Eric mention which episode he was talking about?
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #108 on: 03-15-2012 23:19 »

I think he means 7ACV05. "my 1st episode as a full time hack here on the show" couldn't really mean anything else.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #109 on: 03-15-2012 23:24 »

Yup, most likely Zapp Dingba.

One of the tweets has already been added to it's Infosphere page. smile
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #110 on: 03-15-2012 23:25 »

I didn't know which one was to be his first, thanks for the info.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #111 on: 03-16-2012 17:52 »

Somewhat related. Eric:

Delightful breakfast meeting. Life after #futurama? Indeed!
Benderino

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« Reply #112 on: 03-19-2012 18:00 »
« Last Edit on: 03-24-2012 09:48 by TheMadCapper »

so........ when do these episodes air?

hellooo! I'm new
Scrappylive

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« Reply #113 on: 03-19-2012 18:07 »

In the U.S., the new episodes will most likely start airing mid-to-late June 2012. I don't know when they will air in the U.K. (which, according to your profile, is from whence you hail.)

PEELers tend to not like when you double post. Try making use of that handy Edit button when adding onto a post. Other helpful tips for PEELing and keeping flamers at bay can be found on The Manual. smile

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Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #114 on: 03-19-2012 20:20 »

I really hope they air a week earlier than last year. I really hope so! Then more episodes for me before I go to my camp.

Welcome Benderino! Do not feel like an idiot or stupid for your doublepost, most members start out that way. Welcome to PEEL! And yes, please read the manual. wink
Beanoz4

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« Reply #115 on: 03-19-2012 21:54 »

so........ when do these episodes air?
Knowing Sky Season 7A will most likely start next summer (not certain) but we have 6B coming sometime this year (hopefully)
DannyJC13

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« Reply #116 on: 03-19-2012 22:00 »

Benderino, we have a thread about Futurama in the UK too. big grin
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #117 on: 03-20-2012 02:39 »

hellooo! I'm new


Welcome aboard, good chum. smile
DannyJC13

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« Reply #118 on: 03-22-2012 23:16 »

Eric:

This is a strange job... 6 hours of joke cricket noises, then 2 hours of comedy gold vomit. #onarollnow #futurama
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #119 on: 03-22-2012 23:47 »
« Last Edit on: 03-24-2012 10:07 »

Ohh, are we getting a 6 hour episode?  tongue

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