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SolidSnake

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« Reply #40 on: 07-15-2012 20:00 »

Hey guys, remember on the Futurama Live where they didn't get around to this one idea, about a mobius strip club? I think that they still have some other GOOD ideas too, they just referred to that one so Futurama will have a better chance of getting picked up from CC again, since they asked for it to "get dirtier".  eek

I hope they do pick up Futurama again! One more season would make me content!  big grin
DannyJC13

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« Reply #41 on: 07-15-2012 20:13 »

Billy West said in an interview I posted a few weeks ago that the team have "5 years" or "5 seasons" (can't remember which) worth of material.
Just Fan
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« Reply #42 on: 07-15-2012 20:23 »

Actually if MG/DXC/CC authorities etc. have at least a little common sense, then they should really know that most die-hard fans want the "classic" clever Futurama, not a "dirtier" one. In practice they just doing the opposite and laughing at fans for their criticism.

For example Professor/Mom as tortoises are having sex this season. Is this really necessary? Crappy humor, stupid/lazy plots, intentional continuum errors еtc. are burying the "new" Futurama. hmpf
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #43 on: 07-15-2012 21:55 »

So far this season has been better than the movies and the last two season put together. That or I'm getting used to the crappyness.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #44 on: 07-15-2012 23:05 »
« Last Edit on: 07-15-2012 23:10 »

Actually if MG/DXC/CC authorities etc. have at least a little common sense, then they should really know that most die-hard fans want the "classic" clever Futurama, not a "dirtier" one. In practice they just doing the opposite and laughing at fans for their criticism.


When Futurama initially aired, Fox held them on a rather short leash regarding dirty humor. With the new liberties under CC, the "dirtier" Futurama is basically "classic Futurama as it was initially intended".

On a personal note:

I do not mind getting the humor dirtier, but it should serve a purpose. Should the writers come up with a hell of a brillant punchline, that only works in a naughty/dirty/whatever setting: Sure, why not.

But a mere "We gonna get dirtier for the mere reasons of now being allowed to do so" will imhO not do the trick.
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #45 on: 07-16-2012 03:31 »
« Last Edit on: 07-16-2012 04:22 »

For example Professor/Mom as tortoises are having sex this season. Is this really necessary? Crappy humor, stupid/lazy plots, intentional continuum errors еtc. are burying the "new" Futurama. hmpf
I'm sorry, but when hasn't been... ugh "hot dry sex" whenever Farnsworth and Mom are concerned. I think the only ep it's not is Moms first appearance in a Fishful of dollars, but Farnsworth isn't really a part of that ep.

EDIT: From a Myspace (people still use that?!) thing I found from google: Comic-Con: ‘Futurama’ Panel Recap

Obviously he/she wasn't paying very much attention. "Fun on the Run"?! seriously?
SolidSnake

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« Reply #46 on: 07-16-2012 05:45 »

Actually if MG/DXC/CC authorities etc. have at least a little common sense, then they should really know that most die-hard fans want the "classic" clever Futurama, not a "dirtier" one. In practice they just doing the opposite and laughing at fans for their criticism.


When Futurama initially aired, Fox held them on a rather short leash regarding dirty humor. With the new liberties under CC, the "dirtier" Futurama is basically "classic Futurama as it was initially intended".

On a personal note:

I do not mind getting the humor dirtier, but it should serve a purpose. Should the writers come up with a hell of a brillant punchline, that only works in a naughty/dirty/whatever setting: Sure, why not.

But a mere "We gonna get dirtier for the mere reasons of now being allowed to do so" will imhO not do the trick.
Well FOX loves dirty humor now, thanks to Family Guy.  roll eyes But yet they still couldn't resurrect Futurama for their network........  mad

Instead they have a bunch of Seth Mcfarlane's crap on there (with the exception of American Dad, but I feel as if that's started going downhill too.)
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #47 on: 07-16-2012 11:33 »

Woo, thanks for the link.

He didn't really give a solid answer though. But we know that it makes sense anyway.

He gave an answer where he basically said "I was a lazy writer and they let me get away with it" and it doesn't make sense from a continuity standpoint - but I already knew all of that.
pumpkinpie

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« Reply #48 on: 07-16-2012 19:39 »
« Last Edit on: 07-21-2012 00:52 »

WHAT DO WE WANT?
COMIC-CON AUSTRALIA!
WHEN DO WE WANT IT?
COMIC-CON AUSTRALIA!  
big grin


We have Hal-Con. It's pretty cool, I'm going this year, but nothing Futurama related

EDIT: Remember when we thought Futurama was going to have new voice actors? Someon posted a video of what they thought it would be like. It's hilarious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u-otOciVJ4&feature=player_detailpage


EDIT: I just found out Xander Harris from Buffy did the Snoopy Dance at Hal-Con from an article on Smosh big grin
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #49 on: 07-17-2012 04:34 »

That video is bad and they should feel bad.
Just Fan
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« Reply #50 on: 07-17-2012 10:46 »

El-Man

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« Reply #51 on: 07-17-2012 10:59 »

It's not sexy even when a girl kisses her biceps.

I'm wondering what the epiphany will be, that gets Leela and Amy off the nectar...
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #52 on: 07-17-2012 11:03 »
« Last Edit on: 07-17-2012 11:06 »

It's not sexy even when a girl kisses her biceps.
^This. Also...BLEURGH!!!
("Sorry, I tried to puke, but I barfed", so to speak wink )
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #53 on: 07-17-2012 11:20 »
« Last Edit on: 07-17-2012 11:25 »

Fry, pre-pheromone spraying, sad and not getting any cause Leela loves herself too much. I wonder if we'll actually get to see much Butterfly Derby action or whether it'll just be the love triangle drama.

I'm wondering what the epiphany will be, that gets Leela and Amy off the nectar...
Winners don't use drugs... except Drugman

But seriously, idk. Perhaps the Professor comes up with something to make them stop?

Also in the footage that was showed at comicon (and in the live stream thing), I like how Fry shrinks back to try and hide behind Hermes, that's obviously pre-pheromone as well.

edit: IH: No barfing in the thread!
Just Fan
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« Reply #54 on: 07-17-2012 11:46 »

Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #55 on: 07-17-2012 12:23 »

El-Man

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« Reply #56 on: 07-17-2012 13:01 »

Winners don't use drugs... except Drugman

Able to leap tall poppies in a single bound.

I hope they avoid any anti-drug preaching, too.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #57 on: 07-17-2012 15:01 »

That video is bad and they should feel bad.

It's (sadly) not the worst Futurama video on YouTube. We have a thread with some pretty awful examples.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #58 on: 07-17-2012 21:46 »
« Last Edit on: 07-17-2012 21:48 »

Band called Brave Combo have recorded 3 new songs for the ep 'Fun on a Bun'. big grin

Quote from: Ann Pinson
Two of the tunes are originals and there’ll be a surprise rendition of another song.

Article hereee.

I'm gonna bet the "surprise rendition" is them doing a cover of the theme song over the intro.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #59 on: 07-17-2012 22:43 »

Excellent if true.  It's been a long while since we've had a remix play over the opening credits, not counting the "Lost Adventure" remix that currently plays (which still doesn't fit for me.  I prefer the less epic, more funky feel of the original theme for 22min episodes.)
DannyJC13

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« Reply #60 on: 07-17-2012 22:59 »

We need a 3rd beatbox/freestyle intro too. laff
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #61 on: 07-17-2012 23:05 »

Okay...style fits for "Oktoberfest" theme.
winna

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« Reply #62 on: 07-18-2012 01:02 »
« Last Edit on: 07-18-2012 01:10 »

Awww damnnnn.... it would've been better if they'd have gone with their first choice of making Travers transgendered too. frown


I thought this video was funny and pretty well made.  It's not professional looking in any respect, but it clearly wasn't intended to be; it's also clear the author made it when it was up in the air whether we'd get the original VAs back, which was its purpose of humor.
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #63 on: 07-18-2012 07:51 »

That video is bad and they should feel bad.

It's (sadly) not the worst Futurama video on YouTube. We have a thread with some pretty awful examples.
I know. I just wanted to say. And I do realise that it was intentionally bad, but I've seen some ytp before and this was quite boring for me.

Looking forward to Fun on a Bun... but there's like 2 more eps before we even reach it... any more news on BJE or TSMDM?

We need a 3rd beatbox/freestyle intro too. laff
Second.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #64 on: 07-18-2012 09:42 »

Looking forward to Fun on a Bun... but there's like 2 more eps before we even reach it... any more news on BJE or TSMDM?
Second.

As BJE is unfortunately aired today, it's probably not worth any more to put up any more previews.
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #65 on: 07-18-2012 09:55 »

As BJE is unfortunately aired today, it's probably not worth any more to put up any more previews.
Unfortunately? I would be thinking fortunately. Plus as I'm Australian I won't actually see it until tomorrow sometime, I think x_X bleh, damn timezones!
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #66 on: 07-18-2012 09:59 »
« Last Edit on: 07-18-2012 10:04 »

As BJE is unfortunately aired today, it's probably not worth any more to put up any more previews.
Unfortunately? I would be thinking fortunately. Plus as I'm Australian I won't actually see it until tomorrow sometime, I think x_X bleh, damn timezones!

"Fortunately" for me would be the airing of an episode I consider worth watching even once. (I might have dropped one or two really subtle hints that -after viewing the BJE preview material- I will not watch that episode at all wink big grin )
Just Fan
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« Reply #67 on: 07-18-2012 10:19 »

Way to go. It's called free will after all. smile
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #68 on: 07-18-2012 10:25 »

But I must credit TLF an attention for details, when the small syllable UNfortunately immediatelly caught her attention wink
Especially, when the main focus was expected to be on the "Today" wink
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #69 on: 07-18-2012 15:32 »

"Fortunately" for me would be the airing of an episode I consider worth watching even once. (I might have dropped one or two really subtle hints that -after viewing the BJE preview material- I will not watch that episode at all wink big grin )
Yeah, but I don't want to judge it, not after having expected Zapp Dingbat to good, I felt I was pleasantly surprised. I think perhaps that they kept things from us - I suspect there's a bit more to BJE (TBE? TBJE?) than what they're letting on, so I'm going to watch without expectations and hopefully be pleasantly surprised again.
If you're not going to watch it, that's your choice. I find it quite interesting that you don't want to see it, particularly since you draw your women muscly normally anyway... although you're winking quite a lot and I'm not sure if you mean anything by that ._.

But I must credit TLF an attention for details, when the small syllable UNfortunately immediatelly caught her attention wink
Especially, when the main focus was expected to be on the "Today" wink
Well, considering I'm in a different timezone, any reference to a day something's released is going to be vastly different >< So I found something else in your statement  to comment on x]

Just done some calculations, if the website puts up the episode straight after it's aired, then I'll be seeing the episode early afternoon tomorrow. x_X My brain now hurts and it's late and I'm going to bed now.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #70 on: 07-18-2012 16:06 »
« Last Edit on: 07-18-2012 16:07 »


If you're not going to watch it, that's your choice. I find it quite interesting that you don't want to see it, particularly since you draw your women muscly normally anyway... although you're winking quite a lot and I'm not sure if you mean anything by that


About the winking: I was ironic, because my statement why I certainly will not watch TBE was not really "subtle", but rather very clear.

(I sent you a PM, as I stated the reasons already in the thread, and do not wish to inflate it wth a too long text)
SolidSnake

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« Reply #71 on: 07-18-2012 20:15 »

As BJE is unfortunately aired today, it's probably not worth any more to put up any more previews.
Unfortunately? I would be thinking fortunately. Plus as I'm Australian I won't actually see it until tomorrow sometime, I think x_X bleh, damn timezones!

"Fortunately" for me would be the airing of an episode I consider worth watching even once. (I might have dropped one or two really subtle hints that -after viewing the BJE preview material- I will not watch that episode at all wink big grin )
Well, we will make sure to let ya know if the episode is any good or not! wink
MYK

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« Reply #72 on: 07-18-2012 21:18 »

I went into "Zapp Dingbat" with a pretty good amount of skepticism. I thought there was a lot of potential things the writers would/could mess up in that episode, but I was quite pleasantly surprised with it. I'm less worried about this episode than I was for the last.

Things about this episode:

-It will probably be more suggestive than usual, the way "Amazon Women" was.
-The Fry/Leela relationship will hit a snag, because Fry will sleep with Amy. Oddly, Leela seemed angrier at Amy than Fry for this from the clip. I think it will end with a positive resolution, but don't put money on that. And I think Fry's sleeping with Amy will not be purely on purpose.
-Kif will probably play an interesting role. Kif's a wimp, yes, but I don't think he'll stand meekly by for the whole episode, even he'll act if he's bothered enough.
-Someone's going to have to get Leela and Amy off this nectar stuff. This season has been using quite a few new, or relatively new, character associations-(Bender and Leela, Farnsworth-Zoidberg-Leela, Bender and Nixon, etc.), so I'll put my guess at Fry-Kif-Farnsworth as the B-Plot characters who set out to do this.

It'll be an interesting episode, I hope it surprises its critics, because in my opinion, this season hasn't had a bad episode yet. "Thief of Baghead" was somewhat average, but no flops yet, and the episodes following this one sound really good.
 
DannyJC13

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« Reply #73 on: 07-18-2012 21:37 »
« Last Edit on: 07-18-2012 22:11 »

Inquistior Hein almost threw away one of his Futurama discs just 'cause it had Möbius Dick on it, just ignore him.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #74 on: 07-18-2012 22:05 »

Inquistior Hein almost threw away one of his Futurama discs just 'cause it had Möbius Dick on it, just ignore him.
Don't worry, by the time "The Butterjunk Effect" has ended, we will all be subliminally converted misandrists anyhow. roll eyes
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #75 on: 07-18-2012 22:11 »

Since Decision 2012 onwards, every episode I've seen has had reviews like "I expected this episode to be terrible, but I was actually pleasently suprised." Is that what last season did to people? No one expects futurama to be good anymore? It's a shame that it's got to the point where the summaries of episodes are read and people immediately dismiss it with a "oh, this episode will be too political" or "this episode seems to have way too many OOC moments" or "this episode will suck, it doesn't fit in with my fanfiction". This is why I avoid spoilers as much as possible, because half the people that read them seem to get completely sucked of their optimism.
koldstare64
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« Reply #76 on: 07-18-2012 22:17 »

Since Decision 2012 onwards, every episode I've seen has had reviews like "I expected this episode to be terrible, but I was actually pleasently suprised." Is that what last season did to people? No one expects futurama to be good anymore?

I've noticed that too, but I think it's pretty reasonable. Last season was good, but the episodes were a lot more hit-or-miss for most people, in my opinion. Now that we've seen a bunch of episode "hits" among the general crowd, it seems like Futurama is getting more support this season than last. I think it's a good thing!
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #77 on: 07-18-2012 22:20 »
« Last Edit on: 07-18-2012 22:48 »

Inquistior Hein almost threw away one of his Futurama discs just 'cause it had Möbius Dick on it, just ignore him.

My dear young friend, how should I throw said disc away when I even do not own season 6B.

It's a shame that it's got to the point where the summaries of episodes are read and people immediately dismiss it with a...

And what is wrong about that? Those summaries/descriptions/trailers/previews are marketing material. Published to create an anticipation regarding said episode. An anticipation that can range from "Looks like the greatest thing ever" to "Nope, uninteresting, next one, please".
Or would you tell people in the cinema (after seeing a trailer and deciding NOT to watch the appropriate movie) that their opinion is invalid, and they HAVE to watch that movie ?
For "I do not wish to see it at all" being supposedly an invalid answer? I doubt so... wink
MYK

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« Reply #78 on: 07-18-2012 22:24 »

Well, you've got to question everything to a certain extent. With a show of this quality, people are going to have high expectations. It's like sports: when a team is expected to be competitive, every little aspect of the team is analyzed to death by the media.

Personally I was only really worried about this one and Zapp Dimgbat, the rest of the episodes I was either optimistic or just unsure of what to expect.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #79 on: 07-18-2012 23:30 »

Tomorrow (July 19th), we're going to hear the Emmy Nominations for this year! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Reincarnation to be on there!
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