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PEE Poll: Who would you want to see pick up Futurama?
Netflix   -6 (17.6%)
TBS   -3 (8.8%)
Fox (again)   -13 (38.2%)
FX   -6 (17.6%)
DVD movie/theatrical movie?   -6 (17.6%)
Total Voters: 21

cartoonlover27

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« on: 07-21-2013 15:04 »

I was curious to see what was thought of it.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #1 on: 07-21-2013 15:41 »

Fox because then they'd get a much bigger budget and they'd be able to go back to using orchestrated music and hiring as many writers as they used to and I imagine the new episodes would show huge improvement as a result. Season 7 has felt like it's really taken a strain on the shows limited writing staff.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #2 on: 07-21-2013 16:04 »

The poll needs an option for DVD-movie(s) and/or theatrical movie.
I'd go with DVD-movies, because movie would be good way to end the series and it's somewhat realistic. I believe it could be a profitable option to make.
Sof

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« Reply #3 on: 07-21-2013 16:40 »

I'll go for DVD-movies too, I mean 2 movies every year was something really nice but talking about channels but would be funny see it on FOX again (anyways in some countries would be the same,because where I see the newest Futurama on FOX :/), but as cyber_turnip said,FOX would help to the series with better music and well, a better promotion of the series.


And Futurama direct to cinema? Not thanks, I had enough "mainstream" material with these memes.
cyber_turnip

Urban Legend
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« Reply #4 on: 07-21-2013 17:22 »

Given the option, I'd love a theatrical film (if not a trilogy of films) that wrap everything up with a proper, definitive ending.
SilverWolf

Crustacean
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« Reply #5 on: 07-22-2013 01:22 »

Do we have any info at all about it seeming likely it'll be picked up? Was anyone here at Comic Con?

cartoonlover27

Professor
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« Reply #6 on: 07-22-2013 03:49 »

Given the option, I'd love a theatrical film (if not a trilogy of films) that wrap everything up with a proper, definitive ending.

Yeah that would be a nice option for the show.
MuchAdo

Professor
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« Reply #7 on: 07-22-2013 05:04 »

Picking up Futurama??!?!?!!!?

Sounds heavy.
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« Reply #8 on: 07-22-2013 06:03 »

I'll refrain from projecting an opinion until the season has ended. If "Meanwhile" is amazing, then I'd prefer the show to end on a high note. If it's terrible, then I'd definitely want it to end. But if it's anything in between, then sure, let it continue. I think I'm gonna nod my head at the things cyber_turnip said in this topic.

Picking up Futurama??!?!?!!!?

Sounds heavy.

Ba-Dum, Tsss.
Zoidberger

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« Reply #9 on: 07-22-2013 09:15 »

idk about anyone else but i would really like to see futurama back on adult swim
Imy

Bending Unit
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« Reply #10 on: 07-22-2013 09:26 »

My idealistic vision is another couple of DVD/theatrical movies depending on whether or not Meanwhile delivers a satisfactory series close.

My feelings towards FOX are... hateful. They didn't respect the series to begin with, why would they care now? As for FX, they produce some big-budget shows, so I'm certain throwing some money at a relatively-tiny project would be nothing to them - so no need to worry about the show's quality depleting.

Netflix, I'm not entirely sure. Yes, the format would be great for those of us who already watch the show online, but is a niche audience enough to convince the showrunners to keep going? Maybe not. I consider this the least desirable option.
Mr Zoidberg

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« Reply #11 on: 07-22-2013 11:49 »

I would love it to come back, but I think we should be happy with what we have. 4 seasons was too short, but now at 7, I feel like should we really get our hopes up for another channel to pick it up, just for them to cancel it in a few years? I suppose I kinda have mixed feelings about them bringing it back.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #12 on: 07-22-2013 19:19 »

My feelings towards FOX are... hateful. They didn't respect the series to begin with, why would they care now? As for FX, they produce some big-budget shows, so I'm certain throwing some money at a relatively-tiny project would be nothing to them - so no need to worry about the show's quality depleting.
Futurama isn't a relatively tiny project, though. Back in the original run, it cost them about $5 million to produce each episode. Now, that isn't adjusted for inflation, nor is it taking into account the fact that the show has made budget cutbacks, but Futurama is most certainly not a cheap show to produce.
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #13 on: 07-22-2013 21:46 »

My feelings towards FOX are... hateful. They didn't respect the series to begin with, why would they care now? As for FX, they produce some big-budget shows, so I'm certain throwing some money at a relatively-tiny project would be nothing to them - so no need to worry about the show's quality depleting.
Futurama isn't a relatively tiny project, though. Back in the original run, it cost them about $5 million to produce each episode. Now, that isn't adjusted for inflation, nor is it taking into account the fact that the show has made budget cutbacks, but Futurama is most certainly not a cheap show to produce.
That $5 million was put to great use. Very great use indeed.....
cartoonlover27

Professor
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« Reply #14 on: 07-27-2013 02:41 »

My feelings towards FOX are... hateful. They didn't respect the series to begin with, why would they care now? As for FX, they produce some big-budget shows, so I'm certain throwing some money at a relatively-tiny project would be nothing to them - so no need to worry about the show's quality depleting.
Futurama isn't a relatively tiny project, though. Back in the original run, it cost them about $5 million to produce each episode. Now, that isn't adjusted for inflation, nor is it taking into account the fact that the show has made budget cutbacks, but Futurama is most certainly not a cheap show to produce.

5 million! geez that seems like a crazy amount.
Destroyer334545

Bending Unit
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« Reply #15 on: 07-27-2013 18:29 »

FOX
futz
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #16 on: 07-28-2013 12:59 »

Sounds a bit high. I remember about $1M an episode being mentioned but never $5M. Perhaps one of the 4 movies cost that much. And if I recall correctly when Comedy Central annouced the contract for their batch if the total contract amount was divided by the number of episodes it came out to about $750-850K per episode at the time.
cartoonlover27

Professor
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« Reply #17 on: 07-28-2013 13:09 »

Do we have any info at all about it seeming likely it'll be picked up? Was anyone here at Comic Con?



Matt and David said in an interview that they have many more stories tell and they were pitching out to other networks and it was looking good.
DotheBartman

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #18 on: 07-29-2013 02:03 »

5 million is WAAAAAAY too high; only the most expensive network shows (e.g. Friends where I think each cast member was paid 1 million or something per episode) would ever cost that much, and it would only be because the show was such an established hit that particular people on involved with the production could ask for that much and actually get it. Even The Simpsons I don't think cost nearly that much at the time Futurama was canned (and probably still doesn't).

I don't know if anything official was ever put out, but just based on the numbers I always used to see in places, I think a more accurate number for Futurama was supposed to be something like 1 million. Which, really, is still an awful lot, even if that number has been cut down since the move to cable. It's not surprising that such it was hard to keep it going on cable in the long haul.
cyber_turnip

Urban Legend
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« Reply #19 on: 07-29-2013 02:57 »

I think $1 million was the number I was thinking of - I just have a poor memory. Sorry guys.
Lost My Phone

Professor
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« Reply #20 on: 08-20-2013 05:53 »

Fox, as long as they would treat it right and give it a decent time slot. But we all know that's never going to happen.
Beamer

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #21 on: 08-20-2013 11:54 »

No one can pick up Futurama, it's too heavy. roll eyes
Jezzem

Urban Legend
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« Reply #22 on: 08-20-2013 12:36 »

I reckon I could pick up the whole series on DVD.
Beamer

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #23 on: 08-20-2013 12:49 »

The re-released versions, sure. But what about those hefty ol' box sets?
Jezzem

Urban Legend
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« Reply #24 on: 08-20-2013 13:00 »

Those are the ones I was talking about!
MeatablePie

Professor
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« Reply #25 on: 08-20-2013 17:37 »

FOX will give them a second chance, maybe for 4-8 years.
I don't know..but I'm sure that FOX will be the top candidate to pick up Futurama.
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