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DannyJC13

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« Reply #520 on: 04-12-2013 21:15 »

In 'Futurama,' robots follow 'Bender's Law,' not Asimov's
Eternium

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« Reply #521 on: 04-12-2013 22:30 »

Nice article, I sure hope the real robots of the future won't be futurama-ish. I DON'T WANNA DIE laff

Does anyone know if I can watch that livestream on my android phone? I just got a new and I really want to watch that stream so I'll just put on an alarm, but I don't want to wake everyone by putting on my pc... Livestreams don't use flash right?
Just Fan
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« Reply #522 on: 04-13-2013 03:12 »

The Livestream is going on right now...
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #523 on: 04-13-2013 03:17 »

I opened the live stream just in time to see the clip. big grin
DannyJC13

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« Reply #524 on: 04-13-2013 03:18 »

Brilliant preview! So Forty Percent Leadbelly is the one about the 3D printer, also hints at Bender's love for folk music. Was pretty damn hilarious too, Bender's porn folder haha.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #525 on: 04-13-2013 03:21 »

Figures that Ken Keeler would use Ben Beeler. tongue

And yeah, I liked the clip. All that scientific Mumbo-Jumbo is always welcome. big grin
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« Reply #526 on: 04-13-2013 03:21 »
« Last Edit on: 04-13-2013 03:23 »

The make o matic, tht's awsome! Haha, porn xD

Alzo likd that the paeliontologist from a ghost in the machines is back..
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #527 on: 04-13-2013 03:23 »

"I call the process science". Yeah, great clip.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #528 on: 04-13-2013 03:25 »

No hints/word from Patric on renewal. hmpf
Eternium

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« Reply #529 on: 04-13-2013 03:27 »
« Last Edit on: 04-13-2013 09:33 »

No... but we do have a date now! That was worth waking up for!

edit: date was June 19th, he said it way in the beginning. About 3minutes before the clip  big grin
Just Fan
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« Reply #530 on: 04-13-2013 03:33 »
« Last Edit on: 04-13-2013 03:34 »

No hints/word from Patric on renewal. hmpf
The stupidiest fan questions are answered instead.
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« Reply #531 on: 04-13-2013 03:39 »

Did anyone noted anything weird about benders files? 40% storage spacd perhaps? It was going a bit to fast for me
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #532 on: 04-13-2013 04:11 »
« Last Edit on: 04-13-2013 04:15 »

From the preview clip:
Just Fan
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« Reply #533 on: 04-13-2013 05:11 »
« Last Edit on: 04-13-2013 05:13 »

From the preview clip:
DannyJC13

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« Reply #534 on: 04-13-2013 11:04 »
« Last Edit on: 04-13-2013 13:28 »

HuffPost Live were kind enough to upload just the part where Patric shows the clip and talks about the 3D printer in the Futurama office, here. big grin

Of course you can watch the entire thing too.

In Bender's main personality file there are 4 other files: Kill All Humans, Steal Zoidberg's Stuff, Exotic Burps and Become Folk Singer.
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« Reply #535 on: 04-13-2013 11:37 »
« Last Edit on: 04-13-2013 12:19 »

Ooh, thanks danny!

The guitar image is called 'Salmonella.3df' ...what the?
I only now notice the poster in the background of a kitty hanging on a branch xD "Hang in there, dumbass"
Bender's serial number is seen again as well

yay! my 500th post  big grin

Oh, and if anyone knows how to use such a code as dr. Beeler displayed. Here it is:
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« Reply #536 on: 04-14-2013 07:53 »

First fan question: Why not Zoidberg? Really? And that Hypnotoad becoming its own show and Harold Zoids name were also pretty bad. Couldn't they have said actual questions like characters and plots we'll see this Season or about renewal instead of random and stupid crap like that? Well besides the terrible question parts, I really enjoyed the interview and him talking about the 3D printer. The clip was also pretty funny and gave me some more hope for this Season, especially with cool stuff like the printer coming up.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #537 on: 04-14-2013 17:27 »

Futurama isn't mentioned at all, but here's an interview with Katey Sagal for anyone interested:

Sagal talks music, "Sons Of Anarchy" and "shedding Peg"
MuchAdo

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« Reply #538 on: 04-15-2013 04:58 »

I see the Cleveland Show got canned today.

Is Futurama next???
DotheBartman

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« Reply #539 on: 04-15-2013 05:38 »
« Last Edit on: 04-15-2013 05:44 »

A quick search reveals no news on Cleveland Show, so I'm not sure where you're getting that from, but in any case it wouldn't make any difference considering the two shows are on different networks.

Also, don't hate on the Verrone questioners, guys. First of all, there's at least a decent chance the questions were screened in advance (at least one looked like it had been picked by either the host or one of his producers), but also, if nothing has been announced about either a new production season or the coming summer run, it's extremely doubtful that Verrone would be at any liberty to discuss them, even in the event that he even knew the answer in the case of the renewal question (I guess he could maybe mention stuff from the coming season, but I would think it would have to be limited to very general answers or just mentioning little jokes and stuff like that). A fan repeating a meme back to Verrone and him parroting another meme back was a funny moment. Lighten up. The new episodes will air soon enough.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #540 on: 04-15-2013 07:22 »

NoHomers confirms this article of Cleveland's demise: http://animationguildblog.blogspot.ca/2013/04/prime-time-animation.html

So... yup you are right, Fox has nothing to do with Futurama or Cleveland.
Or I bought it up b/c it's related to Fox and animation.

Anyway, I kinda want 26 more.. but if it's not picked up this month or May.. we know it's canceled b/c a hiatus would occur and production could not get ready for more episodes to be made/aired in 2014 (without and insane rush).
So even if it got picked up waaaay late, (say September 2013 b/c the ratings are hot this summer) they'd have to crew up from scartch again, and could lose people.. most likely only 70%+ could come back because others may be locked into other jobs by then.
 
Anyway: May 19th we get new Venture Bros. then June 19th we get new Futurama.
I see a pattern forming here.


Startug

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« Reply #541 on: 04-15-2013 07:45 »

Cleveland was cancelled according to the source MuchAdo pulled up. Besides, even if that wasn't official, the show is already cancelled. Just look at how FOX has been airing the show, pushing out all the episodes in this final season to prepare room for Murder Police next season.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #542 on: 04-15-2013 16:30 »

NoHomers confirms this article of Cleveland's demise: http://animationguildblog.blogspot.ca/2013/04/prime-time-animation.html

So... yup you are right, Fox has nothing to do with Futurama or Cleveland.
Or I bought it up b/c it's related to Fox and animation.



You're not getting this (and by the way, it was already a safe assumption that Cleveland would be cancelled, it's just that no official announcements had appeared in the press yet). Fox TV and the Fox Network operate seperately. Decisions on Cleveland or any other show airing on their network are made by seperate people from the ones actually producing the shows in various studios, including the Fox one. Otherwise, Fox's cancellation of Futurama would have been permanent. It came back because a completely different network was willing to pay Fox Television for new episodes. If the show is renewed, it will be entirely the decision of executives at Comedy Central, NOT the execs at the Fox network that will make their decision on Cleveland. The latter has zero impact on Futurama's chances. Zip, zero, zilch.
Eternium

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« Reply #543 on: 04-15-2013 17:15 »

Actually... The Cleveland show and Futurama air both on Comedy Central here. odd...
DotheBartman

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« Reply #544 on: 04-15-2013 17:18 »

Foreign syndication. Generally has little impact on renewal decisions.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #545 on: 04-15-2013 17:27 »

In the UK, Futurama airs on Sky1 and The Cleveland Show airs on E4 and FOX...
Eternium

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« Reply #546 on: 04-15-2013 17:42 »

We don't have fox, or sky1, or E4... We've got Nederland 1 to 3, sbs6, rtl4, and some other childish junk. And Comedy Central...
MuchAdo

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« Reply #547 on: 04-15-2013 22:51 »
« Last Edit on: 04-15-2013 23:11 »

NoHomers confirms this article of Cleveland's demise: http://animationguildblog.blogspot.ca/2013/04/prime-time-animation.html

So... yup you are right, Fox has nothing to do with Futurama or Cleveland.
Or I bought it up b/c it's related to Fox and animation.



You're not getting this (and by the way, it was already a safe assumption that Cleveland would be cancelled, it's just that no official announcements had appeared in the press yet). Fox TV and the Fox Network operate seperately. Decisions on Cleveland or any other show airing on their network are made by seperate people from the ones actually producing the shows in various studios, including the Fox one. Otherwise, Fox's cancellation of Futurama would have been permanent. It came back because a completely different network was willing to pay Fox Television for new episodes. If the show is renewed, it will be entirely the decision of executives at Comedy Central, NOT the execs at the Fox network that will make their decision on Cleveland. The latter has zero impact on Futurama's chances. Zip, zero, zilch.

Nothing you say is 100% true... it's a bit messed up.

Startug can set you right.
Startug

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« Reply #548 on: 04-16-2013 02:21 »

Well... After hours of hard research and positive thinking, I came up with the result that DotheBartman's message was near-impossible to decipher. So I spent much longer trying to figure it out. I apologize if my English doesn't match up with your speech of what is supposed to be a valid argument point (which, my friend, was honestly weak), but I'll give you my best response.

FOX is involved with both Cleveland and Futurama, except that Comedy Central has that "special" power to say if Futurama comes back or not. The only problem there is that not only can they do that, but they can only do that if they can make an agreement with 20th Century FOX Productions, also in charge of The Cleveland Show. With Cleveland cancelled for good, Futurama is up in the air of being cancelled. Why 20th and CC have been postponing an announcement on bringing it back, no clue. It appears that they've been having trouble making a deal with each other on making a new season for next year due to the struggling ratings. Both shows didn't do so well in the past season, due to bad timeslots. Cleveland's were far worse, but Futurama apparently couldn't survive the cable habitat for as long as everyone hoped.

In short, FOX is allowed to say "no" on both shows, and so far one of them is gone, there's a good chance Futurama is going to be gone too.
futz
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« Reply #549 on: 04-16-2013 04:55 »

Startug what or who is the source of your viewership data and analysis of Futurama. Do you have hard numbers and an authoritative opinion source or are they recycled internet theories and opinions from amateurs making guesses.
lol

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« Reply #550 on: 04-16-2013 12:53 »
« Last Edit on: 04-16-2013 12:57 »

You can see the ratings here.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Futurama_episodes

Don't know about anything else.

EDIT:
Oh sorry, most shows show it on that page.

Futurama's ratings are here when you scroll down:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futurama_(season_7)
MuchAdo

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« Reply #551 on: 04-16-2013 13:03 »
« Last Edit on: 04-16-2013 13:05 »

Startug always has insider info on Bobs Burgers.
He's the fucking man!

I just want people to know the reality that this summer may be the end... prepare yourself.
Startug

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« Reply #552 on: 04-16-2013 14:45 »

Well, a lot comes from years of experience, most times it just takes from a good whiff of smelling the ratings. If they don't smell so good (or in real life, look so good), then they simply ain't good enough for the network.
@futz, where's your data? I'm sorry if you don't really know me well enough, but I don't think I've heard of you either. You sound like another fan in denial.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #553 on: 04-16-2013 15:17 »

To clarify again...

The main thing you guys are missing is that the Fox Television Studio and the Fox network are operated by separate people. So, too, is the Fox home video division (for instance), which was always much more supportive of the show than the network was. They are part of the same umbrella company, but the executives at one division do not work at the other. Make sense?

It is likely that Fox TV would continue making The Cleveland Show (or Futurama) if the network buying it from them - the Fox network - continued to order them. If not, then they have no reason to. Studios and networks that are part of the same umbrella company tend to work closely together and the studios will charge the network much less than what they do normally (believe it or not, the Fox network does have to pay the studio for the shows it buys from them, as is my understanding), but the fact remains that the people in each division still make their own decisions based on what they think is best for that division.

Fox TV being paid to make shows is the best thing for them. But it has no bearing on the jobs of the Fox network people, necessarily. They are most concerned with ratings.

Fox TV also makes shows for other networks (such as Futurama being on Comedy Central). If Fox TV makes a show for NBC, then it is NBC's decision whether to keep ordering episodes, NOT anyone at the Fox network proper.

Does this make it clearer?

In other words, the people making the decisions for Cleveland Show are a completely different set of people than the ones making the decision for Futurama. The people at the Fox network - not the studio, most likely - are the ones that will make the call on Cleveland. The studio will continue to make episodes as long as someone is paying them enough to make them. Futurama makes enough on DVD and syndication that it's unlikely the studio itself would decide to cancel production out of the blue; only if there isn't a network to fill in the rest would they stop or permanently end production on it. And in this case, it isn't even the Fox network that is making the call on Futurama; it's all on Comedy Central.

In other words, the two decisions have nothing to do with each other, because they are not being made by the same people. You can trot out viewing figures all you want, but those figures are only relevant to their respective networks.
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« Reply #554 on: 04-16-2013 15:49 »
« Last Edit on: 04-16-2013 15:57 »

I understand what you are saying, with all the different branches of FOX and such, but it is not only up to CC at this point.

What you fail to realise is.. it's actually so complicated you head would implode.
Your forgeting about all the lawyers and accountants that are involved with it's return as well. There is a shit ton of red tape each time a new contract needs to be drawn up.

Startug

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« Reply #555 on: 04-16-2013 16:09 »

Actually, DotheBartman made it far clearer for me this time.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #556 on: 04-16-2013 17:47 »
« Last Edit on: 04-16-2013 17:53 »

All I was saying is it's up to CC, yes, but News Corp. has ultimate veto power over anything.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20th_Century_Fox

There are divisions and then there are subsidiaries, so 20th Century Fox Animation, and Fox Animation Studios, CC Studios, Fox Home Entertainment, are all involved in all of this as well as all of News Corp in general.

It's the butterfly effect baby, now go buy some Futurama DVD's and BD's.. okay???
futz
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« Reply #557 on: 04-16-2013 18:38 »

Startug: I wasn't drawing a conclusion or wrapping an opinion in data and offering it as fact. So I don't need to show any data. I was asking how you knew what you were posting as true. I don't have any inside information on the subject and don't intend to pose as if I do. I'm OK either way renewal goes but I'd prefer the show goes on with new production. Data can't account for who might be pissed at who, if a sponsor wants to bankroll a particular show, or if an executive is under pressure to hire is brother-in-law, or if Comedy Central wants to become the Tosh Channel, etc...
MuchAdo

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« Reply #558 on: 04-16-2013 19:24 »

I just want 26 more episodes of Futurella.
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« Reply #559 on: 04-16-2013 20:44 »

Fox still own the rights to the newly produced Comedy Central episodes and they still take the money from the DVD sales, so Fox still have a huge part in the decision-making process.

Obviously, we don't know the exact details, but it seems to be that the show was revived as part of a deal between Comedy Central and Fox's production wing whereby Comedy Central are only paying an amount of money to cover part of the production costs of the new episodes (whereas normally, a channel would be covering all of the production costs), and Fox are putting some money into the show as well, because they take money from DVD sales.

Comedy Central can't afford to produce Futurama without a bit of help from Fox, who are happy to sweeten the deal because they'll be raking in cash from DVD sales, so it's basically win/win for them.

Because of this, the episode ratings are quite important, in spite of the show's strong cult appeal and strong DVD sales, because the ratings are basically all that Comedy Central gets out of the deal - although, obviously, how well the ratings do for the repeats of the new episodes is also important.

At least, that was my understanding of things.
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