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Beanoz4

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« Reply #320 on: 06-12-2012 18:02 »
« Last Edit on: 06-12-2012 18:09 »

It looks like a volume 5 and 6 DVD (And it says volume in-staid of season and the volume text is in the same style 5 and 6) . Maybe Comedy Central are going to resell all the DVD's again with similar covers with the same type of art styles? It also says 2012 which is clearly when the DVD was sold.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #321 on: 06-12-2012 18:16 »

Or maybe it is yet to be sold in Blu Ray format......? I don't know, but we'll probably have news about this on Comic-Con 2012.
Beanoz4

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« Reply #322 on: 06-12-2012 18:20 »
« Last Edit on: 06-12-2012 18:23 »

There's no point in making it in Blu Ray. If you put the DVD in a Blu Ray Player it would probably have the same effect. I mean I was watching the commentary to my Toy Story DVD on PS3 last night and the quality was amazing.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #323 on: 06-12-2012 18:22 »

True, true. But that's what lots of T.V Shows/Movies are tending to do nowadays.
Boxy Robot

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« Reply #324 on: 06-12-2012 18:25 »

http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.php?97782-Vol-1-4-DVD-new-packaging
SolidSnake

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« Reply #325 on: 06-12-2012 18:32 »

Thanks Boxy Robot. But I wonder why they're just re-releasing the DVDs. It's pretty much a waste of money for FOX to just re-release them like this but only in a different box. Putting them in Blu-Ray would have made more sense. I prefer the older box-sets though, since the Volume 5 and 6 box sets were just awful. I'm definitely not buying those.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #326 on: 06-12-2012 19:05 »
« Last Edit on: 06-12-2012 20:36 »

Hmm, I'm not crazy on the redesigns.  I'll bet they're of the cheaper construction found in the Vol 5-6 sets too.

EDIT:  Looking closer, it appears that the sets are listed as being widescreen.  Unless they went to the painstaking effort of animating the margins of every episode, which I highly doubt, then they're gonna be stretched or cropped. puke
Beanoz4

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« Reply #327 on: 06-12-2012 19:56 »

Thanks Boxy Robot. But I wonder why they're just re-releasing the DVDs. It's pretty much a waste of money for FOX to just re-release them like this but only in a different box. Putting them in Blu-Ray would have made more sense. I prefer the older box-sets though, since the Volume 5 and 6 box sets were just awful. I'm definitely not buying those.
Releasing them Blu Ray would possibly cost more money than just redesigning the box.
Just Fan
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« Reply #328 on: 06-12-2012 20:02 »

Today's clip.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #329 on: 06-12-2012 20:21 »

YouTube mirror for those who are unable to view.

The sound effects in this clip are really great.  The lightsaber one in particular had me cracking up. laff
Rush

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« Reply #330 on: 06-12-2012 20:27 »

Has anyone posted this?

Billy West and Tara Strong Coming to Calgary Expo.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #331 on: 06-12-2012 20:32 »

Ooh, that's a great clip Rush, thanks for sharing.  Those two have great chemistry!
Boxy Robot

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« Reply #332 on: 06-12-2012 20:41 »

I'm guessing we won't get to see information on the last few episodes just like last year, and the eleventh episode ("30th Century Fox") will be like last years "Cold Warriors" where we will know VERY little about it before it airs.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #333 on: 06-12-2012 21:30 »

Great clip, I LOL'd. We've seen too much of TSMDM now, IMO. Show us 'Fun on a Bun'! tongue
Boxy Robot

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« Reply #334 on: 06-12-2012 21:35 »

Great clip, I LOL'd. We've seen too much of TSMDM now, IMO. Show us 'Fun on a Bun'! tongue

Exactly! I wished they'd only show us three bits of info on each episode (A clip, promo and storyboard) so we can get information on every episode this season before the premier begins...
DannyJC13

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« Reply #335 on: 06-12-2012 21:47 »

Here's a 25 minute interview with DXC about the new season, I've not listened to it yet, but the description mentions this:

"He said the arc of this season through next summer is Philip J. Fry, the show's hero-idiot-lover, will try to win the one-eyed Turanga Leela's heart for good."
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #336 on: 06-12-2012 22:26 »

Well that's doucheatronic.
Inquisitor Hein
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #337 on: 06-12-2012 22:30 »


"He said the arc of this season through next summer is Philip J. Fry, the show's hero-idiot-lover, will try to win the one-eyed Turanga Leela's heart for good."

What did he try the seasons before ????  confused
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #338 on: 06-12-2012 22:44 »

Thanks for the link Danny.  That was a nice interview.  It's refreshing to have DXC interviewed by someone who is quite familiar with the inns and outs of the show.  Best part:

Quote
GF: "I knew your sister back in the day, so I actually knew a little about the show before...
DXC: "What!"
laff

And yes, DXC said himself that Fry's arc over the next two summers is going to be about him "buckling down" and "winning Leela once and for all."
Onuki

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« Reply #339 on: 06-12-2012 22:56 »

lol @ the clip of Hermes & LaBarbara

"He said the arc of this season through next summer is Philip J. Fry, the show's hero-idiot-lover, will try to win the one-eyed Turanga Leela's heart for good."

that's either going to completely ruin the show for me or change my opinion about their feelings for each other. guess i'll just have to wait until the show returns. at least i'll get to see Fry without pants!
DannyJC13

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« Reply #340 on: 06-12-2012 23:07 »

This Fry obsession would be less creepy if you weren't a dude...

Oh well, I won the PEELie for biggest Fry fan. tongue
Onuki

Starship Captain
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« Reply #341 on: 06-12-2012 23:13 »

why yes, yes i am a boy that loves Fry. big grin

i'll steal it from u. tongue lol
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #342 on: 06-13-2012 00:43 »

why yes, yes i am a boy that loves Fry. big grin

Apparantly you're also a boy who can't type full words, who can't capitalise, and who therefore has presumably not read the manual yet.

On topic, I don't like that they've decided to give the episodes a shippy arc. This can only be setting Fry up to fail - notice the wording. He's going to try to win Leela's heart. I hear that and I expect an attempt, but not a success.

I really don't like that. Fry deserves better than to fail at this... if he's going to make the big attempt, I want him to succeed. But I fear that the show's production team won't let him. Because they seem to love hurting him physically and emotionally. They love to do that to all their characters to some degree, but it seems to be Fry who cops an awful lot of it. I know he's one of the three main characters and the stories tend to focus on him, but there's an awful lot of what feels like un-needed abuse flung his way recently.

I feel sorry for him. I'd like to seem him get the girl, save the day, and not have somebody trip over the reset button just as he's starting to enjoy himself. I hope that this arc goes somewhere.
Onuki

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« Reply #343 on: 06-13-2012 00:52 »

Apparantly you're also a boy who can't type full words, who can't capitalise, and who therefore has presumably not read the manual yet.

as a japanophile, i tend to write like this. not always though.

Because they seem to love hurting him physically and emotionally. They love to do that to all their characters to some degree, but it seems to be Fry who cops an awful lot of it. I know he's one of the three main characters and the stories tend to focus on him, but there's an awful lot of what feels like un-needed abuse flung his way recently.

I feel sorry for him.

i agree
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #344 on: 06-13-2012 02:48 »

I feel like this'll be the best Hermes episode yet.

Also, redesigning the DVD covers might be enough to make me rebuy them, just because I can't stand the inconsistency between them.
MuchAdo

Professor
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« Reply #345 on: 06-13-2012 03:35 »
« Last Edit on: 06-13-2012 03:39 »

I feel like this'll be the best Hermes episode yet.

Also, redesigning the DVD covers might be enough to make me rebuy them, just because I can't stand the inconsistency between them.

Fox is counting on that... people like us with OCD.

I will totally buy them... as long as it's on BD.. just b/c they will infact look less grainy than the dvds... just like the Simpsons BD's.

No it ain't real HD.. it's upscaled.. so at least the picture will look clear... oh, and a HD DTS sound track.. ouoouu lala!

Me wanty... Fox release this shit with the new covers on BD, not dvd... NOW!

May as well re-release all four movies with new covers on BD as well, or in a set.

BLURAY FOREVER!
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« Reply #346 on: 06-13-2012 03:42 »

That link Boxy posted isn't working for me. Does it contain images of the new covers? And if so, could someone post them here?
Louiswuenator

Starship Captain
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« Reply #347 on: 06-13-2012 04:17 »
« Last Edit on: 06-13-2012 04:24 »

It's not working for me now either.  I'll look around and see if I can find a duplicate.

Beware though, those re-releases were listed as being in widescreen format on the other website - this new one says the content is the same.

Here's a different website with them up.

Example:
Inquisitor Hein
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #348 on: 06-13-2012 06:47 »
« Last Edit on: 06-13-2012 07:26 »

I really don't like that. Fry deserves better than to fail at this... if he's going to make the big attempt, I want him to succeed. But I fear that the show's production team won't let him. Because they seem to love hurting him physically and emotionally. They love to do that to all their characters to some degree, but it seems to be Fry who cops an awful lot of it. I know he's one of the three main characters and the stories tend to focus on him, but there's an awful lot of what feels like un-needed abuse flung his way recently.

I feel sorry for him. I'd like to seem him get the girl, save the day, and not have somebody trip over the reset button just as he's starting to enjoy himself. I hope that this arc goes somewhere.
^This.
There have been heroes who suffered a lot of abuse, but this punishment serves the purpose of giving their final vicotry an aura of "being deserved".
I am thinking of Indiana Jones and Ash from Army of Darkness now. "Is that heroic or still masochistic", some folks asked about them. But -with all the punishment these characters have been given- there is no question they deserve their victory.

While in Futurama, several episodes do feature Fry being responsible to "take be beating", take the ridiculing, pay the price for a following victory...to have Leela -who usually stayed safe and comperatively unridiculed in the second row- waltz in to safe the day. Which makes many of her rescues for me kinda shallow, granting them an aura of "undeservedness", with a "collect the prey after others have done the work" mood.


On topic, I don't like that they've decided to give the episodes a shippy arc. This can only be setting Fry up to fail - notice the wording. He's going to try to win Leela's heart. I hear that and I expect an attempt, but not a success.


You might be right, but I would not credit the word "try" too much importance. Let us assume Fry succeeds, how would you voice that topic in an interview?
- "Fry WILL win Leela's heart" (Giving the audience already the answer).
- "Fry tries to win Leela's heart (Not giving said answer, to make people find out themselves by watching the show).
Cohen had no other choise to answer that question in an ambiguous way.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #349 on: 06-13-2012 08:05 »

You might be right, but I would not credit the word "try" too much importance. Let us assume Fry succeeds, how would you voice that topic in an interview?
- "Fry WILL win Leela's heart" (Giving the audience already the answer).
- "Fry tries to win Leela's heart (Not giving said answer, to make people find out themselves by watching the show).
Cohen had no other choice to answer that question in an ambiguous way.
Yes.  Re-quoted for emphasis.  I was going to say this but you put it more succinctly than I could have.

We asked for this, and they crossed the line.  The line of allowing fan desire to affect the artistic vision.  We literally asked for it.  We sent the fan mail asking, begging: "When are Fry and Leela finally going to kiss?  When are they going to be together?"  We showed them that it was very important to us, more important than they themselves initially intended it to be, and they chose embrace that pressure for better or worse.  (For better, I think.)

This issue seems to be cropping up lately, of "entitled" fans versus creators.  Take "The People Versus George Lucas" movement or the "Remember Marauder Shields" movement about the ending of the Mass Effect trilogy.  I believe Futurama also falls into this category.

Morally, how much control should fans have over the works of art that they adore?  Legally, we have none.  Coming from that standpoint, I think that we should appreciate the gift of having producers that care about our desires.  Do I agree with all of their choices regarding how to treat the characters?  Hell, no.  But they are willing to set aside the resentment of having an outside force influence their vision and find a compromise, even though it has actually backed them into a corner.  Hopefully they have realized that the best path out of that corner is to have Fry and Leela be together, once and for all.  The withering carrot won't disappear.  It will actually transform into a bigger carrot, glistening with juicy freshness and opportunity.
Dorsal Axe

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« Reply #350 on: 06-13-2012 12:59 »
« Last Edit on: 06-13-2012 13:01 »

Beware though, those re-releases were listed as being in widescreen format on the other website - this new one says the content is the same.
From what I can gather, the DVD menus will be redesigned and in widescreen. The episodes will be in unstretched 4:3 format. So I guess a BD release would not be impossible... Sounds like the new releases might have the odd new special feature too. I wonder if we'll see Collected Epics get the same treatment?

Anyway, I had a feeling they'd do this (since they're obviously going to update the complete collection one day, and it would be silly to have different designs within it). I'm glad though, since my OCD can finally be satisfied. tongue

I love the Morbo cover; it's so striking. But the Professor one has an ugly colour scheme. They all don't seem quite as refined as 5 and 6 though, but I can't quite put my finger on why that is.

YouTube mirror for those who are unable to view.

The sound effects in this clip are really great.  The lightsaber one in particular had me cracking up. laff
Love the clip. So nice to have a joke told with such subtlety. It's much funnier that way.
Boxy Robot

Starship Captain
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« Reply #351 on: 06-13-2012 18:19 »

I can't believe the premier is only one week away, this year has just flown by
Inquisitor Hein
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #352 on: 06-13-2012 18:29 »
« Last Edit on: 06-14-2012 00:45 »

Louis>Groening might have an artistic vision, but this vision is worthless should he be the only one enjoying it. Sure the writers should not appease to any random fan idea.
But by now, a large group of fans (probably the majority) is voicing the opinion to be fed up with the repeating eternal-chase-to-be-reseted-again scenario.

I think what they are facing right now is normal feedback. This feedback has just grown massive, clearly stating that there is something in Groening's vision subject to massive dislike.

A show does not have to appease to EVERY member of the audience. But right now, the "Fry/Leela On/Off relationship leading to an ambiguous finale to be reseted next season" could be something hardly ANY member of the audience does enjoy any more, which demands action.

One viewer is not important...but all viewers are the sole reason for the show's existence, after all.
Just Fan
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« Reply #353 on: 06-13-2012 20:04 »

Today's promo.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #354 on: 06-13-2012 20:28 »
« Last Edit on: 06-13-2012 20:32 »

I love that for very obvious reasons!

Hint: I have an obsession with Cryo-Tubes/Applied Cryogenics/the night Fry got frozen.

*edit*

Looks like the episode is called "Fun on the Bun", not "a Bun". Interesting. Ish.
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #355 on: 06-14-2012 00:53 »

It says that Fry has "become the victim of a horrific sausage-making accident". Sounds Interesting. No wonder why It's called "Fun on the Bun".
Onuki

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« Reply #356 on: 06-14-2012 02:05 »
« Last Edit on: 06-14-2012 02:09 »

check out facebook for cover photos! this pic is new & now my cover photo:



i wrote: like! Fry looks adorable. smile yes! underwear! big grin
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #357 on: 06-14-2012 02:20 »
« Last Edit on: 06-14-2012 02:25 »

The camera angle needs to be lower.  Much lower.

Also I agree.  I want to see Fry actually get what he wants for once, there are only so many times you can see your hero be the universe's whipping boy/girl before it stops being funny and starts being sad.  Just ask Meg from Family Guy, who is doomed to be miserable in every universe in the Family Guy multiverse.  Or Hero of Time Link from Ocarina of Time/Majora's Mask, who got screwed over so much by Nintendo (in The Wind Waker, we found out the Hyrule he worked so hard to save was destroyed forever, then we find out he ends up as the Hero's Shade due to his own regrets and despair, oh and then we find out he gets killed in another timeline. Depressing.)
El-Man

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« Reply #358 on: 06-14-2012 03:56 »

One has to wonder if that's a victory flag.

The camera angle needs to be lower.  Much lower.

BF might be interested in sketching it for you... just not on this website.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #359 on: 06-14-2012 04:01 »
« Last Edit on: 06-14-2012 04:45 »

One has to wonder if that's a victory flag.
Oh, you. laff

Not sure what to make of "Fun on the Bun" yet.  They say that it's going to be amazing, but everything I've seen so far is very cryptic.  I guess I'll have to wait and see.

@ Hein: I reread my post and I don't see where you got this 'one viewer vs. all viewers' thing out of it.  Could you explain your thinking?

I think we (and everyone else on this board) are in agreement that the "eternal-chase-to-be-reset-again" is old, tired and not viable anymore.  I thought that was evident in my post.  My point was that this situation is the result of the producers indulging our desire to have more shippyness.  They could have just as easily said, "Fuck you, shippers. This is comedy, not romance."  So, basically I'm glad that we have MG and DXC at the helm instead of say... George Lucas for example.

Anyway, I agree that Fry had better get his due by the end of this season as they say, and no reset button.  Also, it wouldn't hurt for them to be easier on him too.  One example that stood out to me was in TDVC where Fry is in the hospital for two weeks and no one visits him.  Funny?  Yeah, a little bit, but also heartless.

EDIT:  Here's another cover photo from the FB album.  Can anyone make out what that object floating in space is?
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