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Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #80 on: 07-18-2012 23:42 »

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!

Well..the different animation styles idea is certainly worth a nomination  imhO.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #81 on: 07-18-2012 23:49 »

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
Not at all, but I would also dispute their assumption that the movie will be/is terrible from the minute and a half they saw. A simple "doesn't seem to be my thing" would suffice. But in this case, the circumstances are different, and we're all already established futurama fans, and have been trained that what we 'expect' is rarely what we get, like the last three episodes of this season as I mentioned earlier, and, as it's a two way street, episodes like Holiday Spectacular look awesome on paper but turn out diabolical (and, just from my point of view, Overclockwise wasn't all that.)

You're absolutely right, these previews and whatever are made to create hype, but when you can see people have already reviews in their head, for better or worse, for silly reasons that haven't yet been cemented, it just seems....I don't know. Maybe I'm overly optimistic. But I go into every new episode with the same frame of mind I went into the previous one with.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #82 on: 07-19-2012 00:22 »
« Last Edit on: 07-19-2012 00:28 »

Not at all, but I would also dispute their assumption that the movie will be/is terrible from the minute and a half they saw. A simple "doesn't seem to be my thing" would suffice. But in this case, the circumstances are different, and we're all already established futurama fans,

Well...you are talking about the movie's execution (plot flow and twists, special effects, humor, dialogs, etc... ) here. I agree with you that this cannot be judged from 1,5 minutes. What you CAN judge from 1,5 minutes is the stories premise.

Extreme example: You see a trailer for a sci fi movie, but you HATE sci fi. The movie might be good, might have fantastic special effects, etc...  But your sci fi hate will allow you the judgement "Meeh..what a nonsense" including your unwillingness to watch it in 1,5 minutes (probably even less). You do not have to watch the whole thing to have your predictions confirmed.

Sure no one can assess a storie's overall execution based on the previews. But (s)he can certainly assess wether the whole premise is interesting or not.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #83 on: 07-19-2012 01:24 »


Extreme example: You see a trailer for a sci fi movie, but you HATE sci fi. The movie might be good, might have fantastic special effects, etc...  But your sci fi hate will allow you the judgement "Meeh..what a nonsense" including your unwillingness to watch it in 1,5 minutes (probably even less). You do not have to watch the whole thing to have your predictions confirmed.

Sure no one can assess a storie's overall execution based on the previews. But (s)he can certainly assess wether the whole premise is interesting or not.

But y'see, I don't hate futurama. I think a better example is this; imagine it's 1969 and you were a huge fan of the Carry On movie series, had seen and loved every single movie and knew everything about it. Then Carry on Camping gets announced and it sounds different, unusual for the franchise. Would you assume it's going to be terrible or give it the benefit of the doubt?
Again, I'm not disputing the fact that trailers are there for first impressions to be made, but first impressions are also supposed to be expanded upon, not to dismiss a film/tv show or anything else without giving it a proper chance.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #84 on: 07-19-2012 03:27 »


Extreme example: You see a trailer for a sci fi movie, but you HATE sci fi. The movie might be good, might have fantastic special effects, etc...  But your sci fi hate will allow you the judgement "Meeh..what a nonsense" including your unwillingness to watch it in 1,5 minutes (probably even less). You do not have to watch the whole thing to have your predictions confirmed.

Sure no one can assess a storie's overall execution based on the previews. But (s)he can certainly assess wether the whole premise is interesting or not.

But y'see, I don't hate futurama. I think a better example is this; imagine it's 1969 and you were a huge fan of the Carry On movie series, had seen and loved every single movie and knew everything about it. Then Carry on Camping gets announced and it sounds different, unusual for the franchise. Would you assume it's going to be terrible or give it the benefit of the doubt?
Again, I'm not disputing the fact that trailers are there for first impressions to be made, but first impressions are also supposed to be expanded upon, not to dismiss a film/tv show or anything else without giving it a proper chance.
Guys, if you want to rant about this kinda junk, make a rant page. Because I don't think this page is where you should do this at.
Pendulum

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« Reply #85 on: 07-19-2012 22:58 »
« Last Edit on: 07-19-2012 23:00 »

Looks like the Emmy Nominations are out.

"The Tip of the Zoidberg" is the submission for Futurama.

http://www.emmys.com/nominations/2012/Outstanding%20Animated%20Program

I personally would have expected (and preferred) "Overclockwise" or "Reincarnation" to receive the nomination. "The Tip of the Zoidberg" is a very good episode, although I felt it had a few flaws. Futurama still has a very good chance this year, but I will not be surprised if they do not win. There is some actual competition this time around, as opposed to last year where all the other episodes nominated were pretty crap.

I think that "Hot Water" from American Dad as well as "Holidays of Future Passed" from the Simpsons will be the stiffest competition as they both were very good episodes of their respective shows; It'll be interesting to see the result.

Maurice LaMarche has also been nominated for his work in "Silence of the Clamps".    
http://www.emmys.com/nominations/2012/Outstanding%20Voice-Over%20Performance
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #86 on: 07-20-2012 02:41 »

"The Tip of the Zoidberg" is the submission for Futurama.





Maurice LaMarche has also been nominated for his work in "Silence of the Clamps".   


This is at least justified. He was excellent in that episode.

But TTOTZB? Really?  no no They could at least choose an episode from the better half of 6B.
Imy

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« Reply #87 on: 07-20-2012 04:42 »

This is a shock. I thought Cold Warriors would have been the nominee for sure!?  confused
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #88 on: 07-20-2012 08:19 »

TTOTZ? Really? Well, I hope they know what they're doing.

During the livestream stuff, this was shown;
(click it for a bigger pic)


Can't read all the notes - has anyone got photoshop where they can touch up the pic a bit?
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #89 on: 07-20-2012 08:27 »

All I see is Ricardo Montalban's glorious chest.
Tachyon

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« Reply #90 on: 07-20-2012 09:38 »


All I see is the note: "You have to pretend your experience wasn't tainted by seeing that non-approved butterfly penis"

cyber_turnip

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« Reply #91 on: 07-20-2012 11:19 »

It's the first deserved Emmy nom The Simpsons has received in about 10 years.
"The Tip of the Zoidberg" has a good shot at the win, but it's an odd choice over episodes like "Mobius Dick", "Law and Oracle", "Cold Warriors" or even "Benderama". Not to mention the obvious choice: "Reincarnation" (novel, funny and works for casual viewers). I can understand them not going with "Overclockwise" as it's more reliant on your being an avid viewer of the show and knowing its ins and outs more.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #92 on: 07-20-2012 19:15 »

One of the notes says "Maybe it's funny to see both of our monkeys.", then the name of the person who it was quoted from and a date.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #93 on: 07-21-2012 02:54 »
« Last Edit on: 07-26-2012 03:05 »

WOW, the Emmy nods this year!

I'd be happy with Futurama, Bob's, or The Simpsons winning.

Each one of the selected eps. is each show at it's best.

I agree... It's the first emmy nod The Simpsons actually deserves in ten years.

Futurama deserves the win more than Bob's.. but, Bob's is (so far) a worthy show of an emmy in my book.
"Burger Boss" had me rolling on the floor laughing, it was well written.

I'm in it for Zoiby... but if Homer or Bob win... no issue.

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Anyway, onto the wall of Futurama notes:

One haiku on the wall says: (at comic-con) I saw a guy in dog suit laughing at guy in cow suit.

"This is bringing back memories, but I don't remember of what."

"Well the important thing... actually there is no important thing."

The 'both our monekys' idea is signed DXC... David Cohen.
Most likely... Banjo and Gunter.

SolidSnake

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« Reply #94 on: 07-21-2012 04:46 »

I wouldn't be surprised if The Simpsons won this one! That was a fantastic episode!

I think either The Simpsons or Bob's Burgers will win.

I'd be surprised if Futurama wins.

I would be disappointed if "American Dad" won, because I thought "Hot Water" was an awful episode.
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #95 on: 07-26-2012 02:29 »

._. not been much news happening lately - is there a livestream happening soon?
DannyJC13

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« Reply #96 on: 07-26-2012 12:49 »

Here's an article in which they discuss Maurice LaMarche's recent Emmy nomination, but also about how unknown he is around Hollywood/to the general public.
Jarvio

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« Reply #97 on: 07-30-2012 20:18 »

Bob's Burgers nominated for an emmy?! Ok, society is now officially stupid.
Just Fan
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« Reply #98 on: 07-30-2012 23:27 »

A still from "Free Will Hunting".
DannyJC13

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« Reply #99 on: 07-30-2012 23:29 »
« Last Edit on: 07-30-2012 23:31 »

Yep, the preview of all the robots turning cogs that we saw in the Q&A session is definitely  from that episode. [hydroponicfarmer]Called it![/hydroponicfarmer]
DotheBartman

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« Reply #100 on: 08-01-2012 03:20 »

DVD details:

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Futurama-Volume-7/17318

"Futurama Karaoke" sounds pretty....stupid, but the rest of those extras sound so great. I was really bummed when the Christopher Tyng featurette didn't make it onto the last one, so I'm glad it's surfacing again here.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #101 on: 08-01-2012 13:37 »

The Möbius Trip one sounds interesting and awesome. big grin
Imy

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« Reply #102 on: 08-06-2012 05:48 »

Hey, just wondering if someone could post links to some of the writer's twitter accounts so I can follow them? I cannot find them (because I'm hopeless, also female).
Just Fan
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« Reply #103 on: 08-06-2012 09:29 »

A couple of new episode titles: "STENCH AND STENCHIBILITY", "MEANWHILE". Source.
Boxy Robot

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« Reply #104 on: 08-06-2012 09:43 »

Not a big fan of the first title but the latter could be very interesting...
HandsomeInvader

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« Reply #105 on: 08-06-2012 16:46 »

A couple of new episode titles: "STENCH AND STENCHIBILITY", "MEANWHILE". Source.
We now have all the titles for the rest of the production run (perhaps series).

"Stench And Stenchibility" must be the Zoidberg love story involving the being without a sense of smell.

I am also intrigued about "Meanwhile"... such a unique title; I have no speculation as to what this plot could be...
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #106 on: 08-06-2012 16:47 »
« Last Edit on: 08-06-2012 16:49 »

First one; Zoidberg episode? Or is Fry covered in something smelly again.
Second one; Sounds interesting o.o also doesn't leave much to speculate on xD

edit:
"Stench And Stenchibility" must be the Zoidberg love story involving the being without a sense of smell.
Ah, that makes sense!
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #107 on: 08-06-2012 17:04 »

"MEANWHILE" reminds me of the narrator from TWOF.  That happens to be one my favorite parts of that episode.
Madison

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« Reply #108 on: 08-06-2012 17:14 »

I have, instead; a feeling that will be an episode like "The Prisoner of Benda" or "Three Hundred Big Boys" where everyone has a different story. Would be great  tongue
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #109 on: 08-06-2012 17:51 »

I wouldn't be surprised if "Meanwhile" is the name of part 2 of that alleged 2-parter, we're getting.
Mongo

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« Reply #110 on: 08-06-2012 17:57 »
« Last Edit on: 08-06-2012 17:58 »

We know that "Saturday Morning Fun Pit" will be the final episode of the production season and perhaps of the entire CC run, but the episode just before that, which would be the final 'real' episode, has not yet been announced.  Any guesses as to which of the following it will be?

Assie Come Home
Break On Through to the Mother Side
Calculon 2.0
Forty Percent Leadbelly
Fry and Leela's Big Fling
Leela and the Genestalk
Meanwhile
Murder On the Planet Express
Stench and Stenchibility
T: The Terrestrial

I am betting on "Fry and Leela's Big Fling" myself.  The final real episode of a production season (when the next season had not been signed yet when the episode was being written) always leaves us with some optimism about the Fry/Leela future, and this sounds like it should fill that requirement (unless it's about building a giant catapult or something).
DannyJC13

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« Reply #111 on: 08-06-2012 22:57 »
« Last Edit on: 08-06-2012 23:05 »

Hey, just wondering if someone could post links to some of the writer's twitter accounts so I can follow them? I cannot find them (because I'm hopeless, also female).

Eric Rogers - @ERogTweets2Much
Mike Rowe - @MikeRoweShow
Eric Kaplan - @ericlinuskaplan
Patric Verrone - @pverrone
Stewart Burns - @stewpide

There are perobably a few more but they're the only ones I know about and follow.

Also, 'Meanwhile' sounds awesome, as soon as I read it I too could here Maurice LaMarche saying "MEANWHILE" from TWOF in my head. laff And Mongo, many people have guessed that FALBF will be 7ACV25, it seems most reasonable. So I agree with you. big grin
coldangel

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« Reply #112 on: 08-07-2012 02:25 »

Just got word that a theatrical big-screen Futurama film is in pre-production. Yes, it will be animated. Initial word is that it will be a "retelling of the core story of the show" - David X. Cohen. I don't know what that means. Read the rest of the interview:

Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #113 on: 08-07-2012 03:08 »

That was mean coldy  no no had me all panicked for a second. Don't want movies, want more eps! ~ <3

Went for a quick squiz at the Infosphere to see if any descriptions had been updated and found a couple of subtle changes I seriously nearly missed
7ACV22 [Calculon 2.0...] (intentionally ACV22?)
7ACV23 [Fry and Leela's Big Fling...] (Not 25, so perhaps we'll get more than one shippy based episode? Yay!)

List of episodes provided by Mongo (my thoughts in brackets)
Assie Come Home (Bender episode? Is it meant to be a parody on Lassie, is Benders ass goig to be the central character? I hope so! xD)
Break On Through to the Mother Side (... I got nothing, perhaps Mom is going to make an appearance)
Calculon 2.0 (Well, the Resurrection of the great robot actor was imminent - wonder if Roberto is revived as well)
Forty Percent Leadbelly (wtf? xD Not sure if Bender or a new bot)
Fry and Leela's Big Fling
unless it's about building a giant catapult or something
(I want it to be this xD Seriously I look at the title and think it's the writers trolling us, but I don't care if they do!  tongue However if it is F/L relationship related and if 7ACV25 will be a wedding, then this should be the proposal. But if it's not and they're not trolling in any form, then at least the episode will be focused on Fry and Leelas relationship! <3)
Leela and the Genestalk (Jack and the Beanstalk parody... but genes? We're going to get some mutant history?)
Meanwhile (Stumped yet curious about this one, it's the most ambiguous title ever...)
Murder On the Planet Express (ORIENT EXPRESS PARODY!!! Knew this one was coming for a while, but really excited for this one. Will Zoidy play Poirot? I hope so!)
Stench and Stenchibility (As mentioned before, this is probably Zoidbergs episode, nice little ref to Sense and Sensibility)
T: The Terrestrial (I haven't seen ET, but if this is a Sci-Fi-y ep I'm totally pumped for it!)
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2-D Blacktop (Had a quick squiz at the title reference and it seems to be about cars, and route 66 so road trip?)
The Inhuman Torch
(?)
Saturday Morning Fun Pit (I wish they still called them anthologies, curious to see how this one will pan out, but not all that excited for it cause it's not canon *boom*)
MYK

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« Reply #114 on: 08-07-2012 15:40 »

I am betting on "Fry and Leela's Big Fling" myself.  The final real episode of a production season (when the next season had not been signed yet when the episode was being written) always leaves us with some optimism about the Fry/Leela future, and this sounds like it should fill that requirement (unless it's about building a giant catapult or something).

That seems the most likely candidate, and I'm speculating that "Meanwhile" is the other part of the two-part finale. It would be a big break with precedent if they did a finale episode unrelated to the most overarching theme on Futurama.  I'm not saying a finale unrelated to the Fry-Leela relationship is doomed to failure (Of course it's not, I'd be interested to see what they come up with), but the writers will probably stick to their guns. The original run ended with a Fry and Leela episode, as did the last movie and the finale of Season 6. As evidenced by "A Farewell to Arms" and especially "Fun on a Bun", it's still a subject that provides for some very strong episodes, so why mess with a good thing?

Assuming that the finale doesn't break with the precedent and it's another Fry and Leela episode, the writers will want to integrate most, if not all, the characters into the story. "Meanwhile" seems like it's cut out to do that. 

DannyJC13

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« Reply #115 on: 08-07-2012 18:11 »

Went for a quick squiz at the Infosphere to see if any descriptions had been updated and found a couple of subtle changes I seriously nearly missed
7ACV22 [Calculon 2.0...] (intentionally ACV22?)
7ACV23 [Fry and Leela's Big Fling...] (Not 25, so perhaps we'll get more than one shippy based episode? Yay!)

They were added by someone with absolutely no sources or official information to back themselves up.
MYK

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« Reply #116 on: 08-07-2012 20:19 »

However if it is F/L relationship related and if 7ACV25 will be a wedding, then this should be the proposal. But if it's not and they're not trolling in any form, then at least the episode will be focused on Fry and Leelas relationship! <3)


If Fry and Leela are newly wed by the end of Season 7 I would be stunned. I'm not saying it's impossible, but it's definitely improbable, even if the finale episode is based on their relationship. Doing a proposal episode and a wedding ceremony episode one after the other, or even in the same half-season, would feel extremely fast, and would heavily imply the show's taking its final bows in August 2013.

As it is, I think Season 7 is doing pretty well so far. Unless it really falters, and/or people just stop watching it, I don't think Season 7 will be Futurama's last. (If I had to predict how long it will go, I'd say either 8 or 9 seasons.)


Fry proposing to Leela, however, is definitely within the realm of possibility for this season's finale. If that's where they're going, that episode is going to be of huge priority to the writers.
Just Fan
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« Reply #117 on: 08-07-2012 22:25 »

A still from "Near-Death Wish".
DannyJC13

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« Reply #118 on: 08-07-2012 22:31 »

Looks like he's entering the Internet. big grin
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #119 on: 08-08-2012 01:31 »

I'm getting a real "Overclockwise" vibe from this episode.

And yes, that's mostly a good thing.
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