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Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #600 on: 04-22-2013 20:04 »

@Randi: I agree. They show's not been quite the same since the return. I think its move to comedy Central did this. The writing staff was cropped and the budget was lowered so that accounts for some of the problems. The rest comes from not having those lines they couldn't cross with FOX that they could easily step over on CC. I think the constraint helped the show considerably in terms of wit and good plot. Can't say I'm too surprised or sad to see it end considering I've not really liked the newer episodes as much as the old.

Edit: TotPD~
DannyJC13

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« Reply #601 on: 04-22-2013 20:22 »

So... judging by Eric's recent tweet, his "Fry and Leela's Big Fling" will be shown on June 19 premiere (together with "40% Leadbelly", I suppose?).

Better not, that means 7ACV14 and 7ACV17 will be airing next to each other, don't fuck up the production order again Comedy Central... mad
Svip

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« Reply #602 on: 04-22-2013 20:23 »

I am know I am supposed to feel something about this, but truth be told, I don't really care that much whether Futurama goes another season or not.

Because even if it had, it would still be in limbo between whether it would be picked up again or not, creating an atmosphere of a show that is on life support.  That always felt wrong, and killed the mood for the new episodes for me.  Because the thought was always in the back of your head, 'this show might not survive the year out'.

I wanted a regular show, something where the concerns of the makers wasn't constantly whether they'd get another season, and thus had to tailor their season finales to suit a possible ending of the show in general.  I want a season to end on an episode like "Fry and the Slurm Factory" again.

That won't happen like this.  So in that way, I think it is probably for the best.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #603 on: 04-22-2013 20:29 »

Hey, did anyone notice this:

Quote from: Dan Snierson
which features such guests as Larry Bird, Sarah Silverman, George Takei, Adam West, Dan Castellaneta, and Burt Ward

Sarah Silverman = Michelle. Plus we've seen Seymour in the preview. So that hints that we'll definitely be having a flashback episode OR time travelling back to 1999/2000/early 2000's is involved.
Zed 85

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« Reply #604 on: 04-22-2013 20:33 »
« Last Edit on: 04-22-2013 20:34 »

I'll come straight out and mutter a mild Finnish curse.

Perkele.

To be frank though I'm more disappointed than depressed. I think my emotions are entirely different to what they were the first time. I think having the show allowed to have a second, well, third lease of life, plus the slight enthusiasm-sapping nature of how the seasons have been split up, the DVDs barely appear in the UK, and how I'm unable to really marriage the newer stuff with the "Classic" pre-first-cancellations episodes...it's all served to lessen the blow of the show's most recent demise.

I do take heart from the notion that everyone behind it still seems keen to continue if there's enough of a chance going and there are, well, theoretical possibilities that may lead to the show's continuation, in one form or another, but at the moment I don't feel quite so inclined to wring people's necks in order to make it happen, as I did those times before...

/edit - also, what Svip said.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #605 on: 04-22-2013 20:36 »
« Last Edit on: 04-22-2013 20:59 »

Lee Supercinski tweeted about that petition too, get it signed!

Why ‘Futurama’ Should Go Exclusively Online
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #606 on: 04-22-2013 21:04 »
« Last Edit on: 04-22-2013 21:16 »

I'll come straight out and mutter a mild Finnish curse.

Perkele.
That's something that came up to my mind.

Well, I signed petition, though it (petition itself) may not have much of an effect (at least on it's own).
DannyJC13

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« Reply #607 on: 04-22-2013 21:10 »
« Last Edit on: 04-22-2013 21:22 »

Every signature counts. big grin

So... judging by Eric's recent tweet, his "Fry and Leela's Big Fling" will be shown on June 19 premiere (together with "40% Leadbelly", I suppose?).

Better not, that means 7ACV14 and 7ACV17 will be airing next to each other, don't fuck up the production order again Comedy Central... mad

Looks like you were right. Christ, Comedy Central, you suck. Still, excited for Eric's episode and hopefully Mr. Keeler will work his magic in Forty Percent Leadbelly. big grin
Eternium

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« Reply #608 on: 04-22-2013 21:24 »

I allready signed on page 3 :P Futurama online? I agree but only if they made it available in my country too(Netflix isn't and I'm not sure about Amazon instant)
DannyJC13

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« Reply #609 on: 04-22-2013 21:27 »

"Futurama" is currently trending worldwide on Twitter. smile
Zmithy

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« Reply #610 on: 04-22-2013 21:28 »
« Last Edit on: 04-22-2013 21:32 »

Aww, nuts, it's cancelled again.. frown

Really a shame, was hoping they could bring it back to the old quality standards, there have been some really great eps scattered around the new seasons even if it hasn't been consistently good.

I'm not too bothered about seeing it go as I was the first time, when it was killed in it's prime.

I don't think the show ever really recovered from the cancellation... when it was brought back it turned into a different kind of show, more "family guy" in style with the humour with IRL references and crudeness forming the bulk of the funny rather than the original run which had a lot more of its humour being character based.

With the exception of a few great episodes the new run felt like a different show somehow. I really think some of the writing has been to blame, the plots just haven't been very sci-fi, and have tended to favour some "generic liberal political thing" as the plot, but with a "futuristic" twist.

Still, would have liked to see it go on a bit longer. I guess 140 is a good run, and there's no guarantee that any newer seasons would have been an improvement on the current "1-3 good eps, rest bad" that has been the status quo for a while.
BlueZoidberg1

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« Reply #611 on: 04-22-2013 21:53 »
« Last Edit on: 04-22-2013 21:54 »

Ah man  cry

I just heard, The strange thing is, earlier today, me and my brother were saying how great  the show was/is, we said how the first 4 seasons just flowed like a cool breeze on a hot day, I even said "it's my fav TV show ever"

Then we said how we were going to watch through the whole show from season 1, at the end of the week, so we could watch it for the next couple of weeks.

Then I go online and find out its axed cry

My fear is the show already lost momentum after the first time it was axed,( I still love the CC seasons) if it somehow gets picked up by another network, we could be talking years and I fear the show will never get back to its prime status of true awesome.
Kornography

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« Reply #612 on: 04-22-2013 21:53 »

Boy, its been a while since I logged in here. Sadly, it's due to the recent news of one of my favorite shows being cancelled (again). At least they had a good run, and I'm cautiously optimistic that someone will pick it back up. The fanbase will make sure of that.
BlueZoidberg1

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« Reply #613 on: 04-22-2013 21:55 »

Boy, its been a while since I logged in here. Sadly, it's due to the recent news of one of my favorite shows being cancelled (again). At least they had a good run, and I'm cautiously optimistic that someone will pick it back up. The fanbase will make sure of that.

Lets never stop trying my friend, Let us not let the show die, It still has a good 3 or 4 season in it.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #614 on: 04-22-2013 22:04 »

Ding dong.. it's dead.. on the same day my puppy has fallen gravely ill.

Fucking figures!!
SolidSnake

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« Reply #615 on: 04-22-2013 22:14 »

Boy, its been a while since I logged in here. Sadly, it's due to the recent news of one of my favorite shows being cancelled (again). At least they had a good run, and I'm cautiously optimistic that someone will pick it back up. The fanbase will make sure of that.

Lets never stop trying my friend, Let us not let the show die, It still has a good 3 or 4 season in it.
You know, The Cleveland Show IS AXED, maybe they are still looking for replacements..? wink

But seriously. I just had a feeling in my gut that this was going to happen. I mean once speculation grew like 2 months ago, I just had a twisted feeling that it was over.

I'm definitely going to miss the show. Last episode airs on September 4th, which has always been a very....Special day to me, since 2010. Too many reasons why. I still, just can't believe it's actually cancelled. Way to go, Comedy Central! They've been slacking on the show's advertising since last year, by ALOT! But to think in a optimistic way, this is probably for the best.  cry

Also, if they are going to air episodes out of production order again, I don't really mind. I mean thinking about it is ALOT more annoying than it is.

Also, I'm going to be waiting for that movie. Waiting and waiting, Year by Year, Century, among Century.......I will wait for it! Even if it takes a thousand summers......  wink
Dorsal Axe

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« Reply #616 on: 04-22-2013 22:19 »

Well at least we can get that theatrical film now.
Eternium

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« Reply #617 on: 04-22-2013 22:23 »

Fiiiilm! Weeeeeh! It's 22:22 clap for good luck! big grin
Boxy Robot

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« Reply #618 on: 04-22-2013 22:24 »

Fiiiilm! Weeeeeh! It's 22:22 clap for good luck! big grin

She says posting at 22:23 tongue
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #619 on: 04-22-2013 22:36 »

Aww, nuts, it's cancelled again.. frown

Really a shame, was hoping they could bring it back to the old quality standards, there have been some really great eps scattered around the new seasons even if it hasn't been consistently good.

I completely agree. It's a shame. A real shame, and in the same year that Breaking Bad will finish, too. Apart from GoT and Archer, there's going to be nothing worth watching coming over from America! tongue

Anyhow, I signed that petition.
Dorsal Axe

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« Reply #620 on: 04-22-2013 22:37 »

The hints about the finale makes me wonder if they're going to reuse that abandoned plotline about
Onuki

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« Reply #621 on: 04-22-2013 22:40 »
« Last Edit on: 04-22-2013 22:41 »

stop thinking only about yourselves. if you truly cared about Futurama, you would let Futurama stay cancelled. the Futurama staff misinterpreted the characters. now the Futurama characters finally got freedom. don't ruin it. stop tying me down. it hurts my "wings"

Anyhow, I signed that petition.

i'm never gonna forgive you
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #622 on: 04-22-2013 22:43 »

Hm. I've been thinking. If Fry and Leela get married, they should kill Fry off at the end of the season. It would probably be easy to ass-pull his return to the land of the living for a theatrical movie, but until that happened it would add an awesome amount of dramatic weight to the finale.

Yeah, I'm hoping for Fry to suffer a mortal fate at the end of the show's run now. Just to hit everybody right in the feels, like TLOTF or JB did.

KILL FRY!
soraflair
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« Reply #623 on: 04-22-2013 22:46 »

Lee Supercinski tweeted the petition
https://twitter.com/supercinski/status/326396923957362688
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #624 on: 04-22-2013 22:47 »

stop thinking only about yourselves.

......forget it.

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the Futurama staff misinterpreted the characters. now the Futurama characters finally got freedom.

Hm. I've been thinking. If Fry and Leela get married, they should kill Fry off at the end of the season. It would probably be easy to ass-pull his return to the land of the living for a theatrical movie, but until that happened it would add an awesome amount of dramatic weight to the finale.

Yeah, I'm hoping for Fry to suffer a mortal fate at the end of the show's run now. Just to hit everybody right in the feels, like TLOTF or JB did.

KILL FRY!
Hell yes! Where's THAT Petition?!
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #625 on: 04-22-2013 22:48 »
« Last Edit on: 04-22-2013 22:50 »

@Unmentionable>Fixed it for you big grin
(I am pretty sure that's what you wanted to say....big grin )

I do agree with the decision not to renew Futurama, because newer  episodes wrote the characters in a way I do not like

Anyhow, I signed that petition.

Well...you are entitled your opinion. Though I do not share it, I did not sign the petition, and most certainly never will, therefore we probably will never agree on that subject
tyraniak

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« Reply #626 on: 04-22-2013 22:54 »

not really surprised, I don't think the ratings were stellar during it's second coming. i'm kind of glad CC was out in the open about it being the end instead of leaving people hanging on. The fact that the show will end with 7 seasons and over 140 episodes is nothing to scoff at
Onuki

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« Reply #627 on: 04-22-2013 22:58 »

......forget it.

Don't give me that shit. I'm selfless. I don't only see what I wanna see

@Unmentionable>Fixed it for you big grin
(I am pretty sure that's what you wanted to say....big grin )

I do agree with the decision not to renew Futurama, because newer  episodes wrote the characters in a way I do not like

Anyhow, I signed that petition.

Well...you are entitled your opinion. Though I do not share it, I did not sign the petition, and most certainly never will, therefore we probably will never agree on that subject

Pretty much. But I'm not the only one that doesn't approve of the way they're written
Startug

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« Reply #628 on: 04-22-2013 23:06 »

I love Futurama, but I'm not signing the petition. I am in favor of it dying a peaceful and beautiful death. To everyone involved in making this show, Comedy Central, and FOX, I would love to shake your hands and tell you how great of a job you did in making one of the greatest animated series ever to air on television run as long as it did. I enjoyed what entertained me and I wish for all to have successes on future projects.
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #629 on: 04-22-2013 23:07 »

Don't give me that shit. I'm selfless. I don't only see what I wanna see

totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #630 on: 04-22-2013 23:14 »


But will Fry survive? I mean, the idea of the dramatic tension that it'd generate and the possible awards that they'd win have to have occurred to the writers. Killing Fry off at that point would be an outstanding piece of television. Here's hoping that the writers have the stones to pull this out of the bag, eh?

The final shot could be of Fry's slowly cooling body lying prone on the floor whilst Leela, having had her last kiss from him just moments ago, weeps inconsolably. Then a song over the credits to make the audience tear up a little.

I really think that this would be the best possible note to go out on, in terms of dramatic impact. Fry's death would literally be the best thing to ever happen to the show. The writers would be showered in awards, and probably money and prostitutes too.
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #631 on: 04-22-2013 23:25 »

I'm pretty sure Fry isn't going to be killed off simply because the writers thought Season 8 was definitely going to happen, so killing him would be sort of less emotional after you revive him the very next episode. Might be a good plot point for the episode though. Oh yeah, and I signed the petition. The new episodes haven't always been classics like before, but they're mostly still great Nd can have classic moments in them, so hopefully Fox might buy it back later for ADHD. P.S. Go away Unmentionable, please. Just...no. Bad Peeler, bad.
BlueZoidberg1

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« Reply #632 on: 04-22-2013 23:44 »

Is it true Fox have said they may be interested in airing Futurama if it remains successful on CC?
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #633 on: 04-22-2013 23:46 »
« Last Edit on: 04-23-2013 00:02 »

Let's hope that it gets picked up for another 60!


Edit: Unmentionable should make his own page about Unmentionablesm and just post in that. Problem solved.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #634 on: 04-23-2013 00:17 »
« Last Edit on: 04-23-2013 00:19 »

Update: My dog is okay, but the show is dead.

I actually hope "the Simpsons" is next.
Then FG and American Dad! after that.
Then Bob's Burgers after 100 episodes.
Then Archer after 8 seasons.
Then Venture Bros. after 8 or 9 seasons.

Then.. I shoot my T.V. in the face.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #635 on: 04-23-2013 00:19 »
« Last Edit on: 04-23-2013 00:21 »

I'm pretty sure Fry isn't going to be killed off simply because the writers thought Season 8 was definitely going to happen, so killing him would be sort of less emotional after you revive him the very next episode. Might be a good plot point for the episode though.

I hope not.
Season 7A alrady put Fry quite a lot on the backburner, and I missed his "point of view" role. "Killing" the Protagonist, to Keep him mostly of the the potentially last episode's plot just feels wrong.
Personally, I would prefer a classic  "Be the hero, save the day, get the Girl" plot. Without any catches/strings/"punishment" as in the episodes before (e.g. Saving the universe, with others for a change noticing, saving Leela without trying to throw his life away, etc...).
After 140 episodes, I just feel that character deserved his unconditional big moment.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #636 on: 04-23-2013 00:24 »
« Last Edit on: 04-23-2013 00:27 »

One must admit now, that these new anthology episodes were a waste of good money that could have made more impactful episodes instead.

Now it seems almost fitting that they knew not to end season seven with an anthology.
DXC in the interview seems to think that every season would be it anyway.

I want more.. but I do want finality.

I will have to wait until September 4th to truly judge if the show NEEDS to go on.
Maybe they end it proper?
Or perhaps a film for cinemas??

Only time will tell.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #637 on: 04-23-2013 00:31 »

I don't know if a cinematic release would be deemed profitable, but another direct to DVD movie is a possibility.
core

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« Reply #638 on: 04-23-2013 00:34 »

Update: My dog is okay, but the show is dead.

I actually hope "the Simpsons" is next.
Then FG and American Dad! after that.
Then Bob's Burgers after 100 episodes.
Then Archer after 8 seasons.
Then Venture Bros. after 8 or 9 seasons.

Then.. I shoot my T.V. in the face.


bobs burgers was crap the first episode

and i dont know who watches the simpsons
MuchAdo

Professor
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« Reply #639 on: 04-23-2013 00:45 »

Contact CC and Fox and tell them how pissed you are about Futurama:

CC contact info: http://www.comedycentral.com/help/programming-feedback

Email Fox: askfox@fox.com
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