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MYK

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« Reply #80 on: 02-06-2013 03:14 »

This looks great.
Imy

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« Reply #81 on: 02-06-2013 04:33 »
« Last Edit on: 02-06-2013 04:37 »

I'm PUMPED for the new season! It'll be a much welcome distraction by the time it comes around - I'm starting university for the first time on Monday. And I'm wearing my denim jacket with the Planet Express badge on it :P

There was not one thing I didn't like about that preview, this is going to be a great half season, and while that's said before every season, this one feels promising.

Edit: I'm on the fence about Seymour's return. It had better be for a good story.
Googzeez

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« Reply #82 on: 02-06-2013 04:41 »

I can't say I agree, there. It looked like some of their sloppiest animation to date, to me.

For me it looked fluid and definatley smoother. Also the 3D looked like it fit more, except for a few points.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #83 on: 02-06-2013 05:01 »

I loved the trailer! I'm looking forward to it and I'm glad they're bringing back Calculon (I figured there was a purpose for having him die). I look forward to The Thing episode because that's something I'm surprised Futurama hasn't touched on actually. And I feel the shippy inside of me tingling!

PS: Nibbler as a Dalmatian. For some reason that speaks to me.
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #84 on: 02-06-2013 06:15 »

The CGI definitely looks a lot better and fluid in shots like the street race scene and more used this Season which is good. For some reason the opening clip with the 3D P.E.S. looked really off and video game like, but that might just be me.

For the regular 2D animation, it looks pretty good and solid most of the time, but there was a lot of off angles in the trailer that just bugged me. Bender at times looked squishy and roundish and Fry has a lot of off shots when he opens his mouth when he screams. The lighting's pretty good for the most part and the detail in the background's awesome, especially in that last shot with Fry falling.

I'm pretty much going to blame a lot of the errors on the low budget, but it still looks pretty nice and a lot better than most other animated show's today.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #85 on: 02-06-2013 21:50 »

Also spoilers: "Fry and Leela's Big Fling", Fry flings himself off a buliding... I get it.

Incorrect spoilers. tongue
Googzeez

Starship Captain
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« Reply #86 on: 02-07-2013 00:10 »


At this point I don't know if this would be very spoilerish now at this point, but,

MuchAdo

Professor
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« Reply #87 on: 02-07-2013 06:23 »

Also spoilers: "Fry and Leela's Big Fling", Fry flings himself off a buliding... I get it.

Incorrect spoilers. tongue

Very mature, it was just a guess.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #88 on: 02-07-2013 20:31 »

I wasn't trying to piss you off...
pumpkinpie

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« Reply #89 on: 02-07-2013 20:32 »

I forgot again. When is new Futurama coming out?
DannyJC13

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« Reply #90 on: 02-07-2013 20:42 »

I forgot again. When is new Futurama coming out?

Most likely end of June.
MuchAdo

Professor
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« Reply #91 on: 02-11-2013 01:38 »

But that could always change... we'll see.
Meerkat54

Urban Legend
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« Reply #92 on: 02-14-2013 22:56 »

Holy crap. That trailer for Futurama 7B looks friggin epic! big grin
Can't wait for it to come out now (Or be leaked on a torrent website?.. evil laugh)

But just as I was about to post a suggestion for a new episode, I saw that. frown
Ah well, who ever said it wasn't legal either way? Now, as random as I can be, as random as we can all be, I thought that they could make maybe a random episode, where Professor Farnsworth comes out randomly and says, "Random news everyone! You'll be delivering a random package to the random planet of Random-9, in the Random system!"
The crew retaliate, "Professor, when will you ever stop being so random?"
Bender agrees by making one of his random jokes.
"Never!" says the professor. "I'm as random as I've ever been, and I like it, dammit! Now randomly get that package to it's destination like you've never randomly done so before!"
The crew randomly flies off to deliver the package.

Now that's all I thought of, but you can see where it's headed. They head to the random planet, where random things happen all the time. And yeah... Just a thought. But I guess it's too late now, as the trailer was already released. 3:

Well let me know what you guys think, at least. It might not be very appealing to some of you, but it certainly is random to me. Random! roll eyes
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« Reply #93 on: 02-14-2013 23:54 »

That doesn't sound like a good idea. Being 'random' is hardly ever funny.
Meerkat54

Urban Legend
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« Reply #94 on: 02-15-2013 01:03 »

I know. I just got a random idea in my head and thought it would be random to post it. I'm not saying anyone would like it. It ain't very original, but I reckon it would give it a bit more of a, oh I don't know, twist? I mean, it would give it a Family Guy style, is what I'm saying, if you know what I mean.
Googzeez

Starship Captain
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« Reply #95 on: 02-15-2013 02:01 »

Well, Family Guy is random due to it's cutaways. But that's a different story and a different comedic style. Futurama's got class, unlike Family Guy. And that's why it's less popular!
meisterPOOP

Professor
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« Reply #96 on: 02-15-2013 05:18 »

I think after all these years FG producers are under pressure to be maliciously popular.
Eternium

Professor
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« Reply #97 on: 02-15-2013 11:35 »
« Last Edit on: 02-15-2013 11:38 »

Family guy is the most horrible show pf all time. The lack of Quality humor and story lines enoy me most, more futurama less jech!

Somthing professor story is somewhat funny, tough something that you should lessen is the amount of something in the something story f rhe something solarsystem on some planet... The professor's never been so somethin-ish. Tough I like your concept and I've never heard such a thing before:)
Startug

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« Reply #98 on: 02-15-2013 15:37 »

No, no... it's not the most horrible show of all time. If you call it that, then I guess you haven't heard of way worse like Full English or The Cleveland Show.
Eternium

Professor
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« Reply #99 on: 02-15-2013 16:40 »

Full English no. But the cleveland show is kind of an offspring of FG, so I rate them the same: A zero
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #100 on: 02-15-2013 17:16 »
« Last Edit on: 02-15-2013 17:19 »

Family Guy was a great show in its prime, but it's quality has seriously declined over the past few years.  I watch it out of habit, if anything.    Something similar is happening with American Dad, but it's still by far the funniest SethMcFarlane show.

I think of them this way:

Family Guy: The slutty sister who gets all the attention whether she deserves it or not.  She usually doesn't.
American Dad: The middle sister who never gets any of the attention she deserves.
Cleveland Show: The sister who should have been strangled at birth.


For some reason tentacled Leela reminds me of the Birth of Venus.
Eternium

Professor
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« Reply #101 on: 02-15-2013 17:50 »

Venus eh? yeah... I can see your point... Mostly because of the.. well ehm.. lets sai it's leela's hair. Long and stuff:)
futz
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« Reply #102 on: 02-15-2013 18:23 »

Hum? Those descriptions sound a bit off. Family Guy has Meg, the middle sister who is ugly (red cap and glasses) and the family takes turns trashing her, to put it mildly. No middle sister in American Dad. Just Haley the older sister (black hair and green head band) and her brother Steve. Haley had a twin named Bailey that died as an infant because Stan was too cheap to get immunization shots for them.
Never watch the Cleveland show.

The past few years those shows seem to crank out a pretty good episode about once every 6 episodes. I think some would make the same point for Futurama.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

Urban Legend
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« Reply #103 on: 02-15-2013 18:24 »
« Last Edit on: 02-15-2013 18:26 »

I guess the poses are just somewhat similar but I doubt its intentional.  They usually make shout outs like that more obvious, right?  

I'm not talking about the characters on the shows, it's a metaphor for the show themselves *jazz hands*
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #104 on: 02-15-2013 18:43 »
« Last Edit on: 02-15-2013 19:29 »

About Futurama's "Class" vs Family Guy's "Randomness":

Futurama's sci fi setting grants much greater freedom when it comes to "random jokes". E.g. "Time keeps in slipping" is considered some of the best episodes.
The Harlem Globetrotters turned out to be the greatest scientific minds of the universe: If that ain't a completely random joke, I do not know what is.
Not to get me wrong: I do love that episode, and considered the Harlem Globetrotters one brillant idea.
Yet, I cannot grant that idea "class" and criticise other series on grounds of "randomness being a bad thing".
futz
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #105 on: 02-15-2013 21:11 »
« Last Edit on: 02-15-2013 22:20 »

Uhmm... The Globetrotters may have more to do with The Dukey Stick than randomness.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #106 on: 02-16-2013 08:16 »
« Last Edit on: 02-16-2013 08:18 »

Randomness is generally fairly absurd, but absurdity and randomness aren't (inherently) the same thing.

The Harlem Globetrotters thing is absurism that's built up throughout the episode (and since then whenever they've called back to it). It's bizarre, but sort of fits logically within the show's universe, and creates a bunch of running jokes that build on each other. As well, while there are plenty of standalone "random" jokes in Futurama, they typically have real punchlines and aren't just "random for the sake of random" in the way Family Guy typically is. And they usually come at least somewhat out of the plot surrounding them.

Family Guy being called the "worst show evar!!!!1" is pretty hyperbolic. It's not even the worst show on TV today by any means, let alone of all time. That said, it's pretty bad. Even the early seasons.
Eternium

Professor
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« Reply #107 on: 02-16-2013 09:12 »

The Globetrotters usually serve a mathematical purpose, ad that's obe of the things I like in futurama! The fact that ot's humurous but still serves a pupose in learning
TheMadCapper

Fluffy
UberMod
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« Reply #108 on: 02-16-2013 12:09 »

Go home Eternium, you're drunk  tongue
Meerkat54

Urban Legend
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« Reply #109 on: 02-16-2013 12:37 »

lol, indeed he/she is.
Inquisitor Hein
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #110 on: 02-16-2013 13:27 »

The profile sais "she".
Eternium

Professor
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« Reply #111 on: 02-16-2013 15:07 »

Go home Eternium, you're drunk  tongue
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 laff I'm a girl
But seriously, a lot of times I paused the episode to see what they wrote, the futurama theory(aPoB) for example has an article onthe internet which I had been reading(It was long...)
MuchAdo

Professor
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« Reply #112 on: 02-16-2013 16:54 »

Where the f*ck is the news!!
I clicked to see/read news, not a bunch of babble.
Inquisitor Hein
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #113 on: 02-16-2013 17:00 »

Where the f*ck is the news!!
I clicked to see/read news, not a bunch of babble.

Well..it's up to you to do better, and contribute some relevant news tongue
I guess that e.g. information about Futurama's renewal would be highly welcome and praised big grin
Eternium

Professor
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« Reply #114 on: 02-16-2013 18:44 »

I got some news; happy birthday to Matt Groening(yesterday xD)

Irrelevant
DannyJC13

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« Reply #115 on: 02-16-2013 21:21 »

Look, it's a form of news. Ish.
Eternium

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« Reply #116 on: 02-16-2013 22:07 »

hurrah! It's something! What's that panel he's talking about? I hope the first act won't de disappointing...
TheAnvil

Bending Unit
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« Reply #117 on: 02-16-2013 22:14 »

7B looks to be awesome. I can't wait.
DannyJC13

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #118 on: 02-16-2013 22:23 »

What's that panel he's talking about?

He mentioned it in the tweet, Animation On Display. (@aodsf) tongue
Just Fan
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« Reply #119 on: 02-17-2013 03:44 »
« Last Edit on: 02-17-2013 03:47 »

Well, I doubt we'll get a video of Eric Rogers' panel or something...

Anyway, thanks for the heads-up, Danny smile.
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