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DannyJC13

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« on: 09-01-2013 19:45 »
« Last Edit on: 09-03-2013 02:47 »

Here we are again.
pumpkinpie

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« Reply #1 on: 09-01-2013 19:46 »

I'm so confused.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #2 on: 09-01-2013 20:01 »

So, like I said in the last thread, I seriously doubt FOX will take futurama. I think Netflix, FX or TBS are the most likely contenders, in no particular order, of course. What does everyone else think?
Kataang102

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« Reply #3 on: 09-01-2013 20:02 »

FX is owned by fox right
Mr Zoidberg

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« Reply #4 on: 09-01-2013 20:44 »

In the Uk our channel Fox WAS fx until earlier this year so yeah, they pretty much are the same
FutureMike17

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« Reply #5 on: 09-01-2013 20:50 »
« Last Edit on: 09-01-2013 20:54 »

So, like I said in the last thread, I seriously doubt FOX will take futurama. I think Netflix, FX or TBS are the most likely contenders, in no particular order, of course. What does everyone else think?
I like all three options. I think most likely: FX and least likely: TBS
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #6 on: 09-01-2013 22:08 »

This is far from a confirmation that the show is coming back, guys.

It's great news and everything, but don't get your hopes up too high, just yet.
Tachyon

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« Reply #7 on: 09-01-2013 22:45 »


We can't give up hope just because it's hopeless!

FutureMike17

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« Reply #8 on: 09-02-2013 01:22 »

Other one got locked so I guess this is the official news thread now.
Kataang102

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« Reply #9 on: 09-02-2013 01:52 »

I don't want to be a downer, I am not letting myself get too excited because I am not sure about the source, but mainly it's just that it sounds too good to be true
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #10 on: 09-02-2013 02:21 »
« Last Edit on: 09-02-2013 02:23 »

I'm guessing there's a pretty good chance it'll return, assuming the article is a  reliable source. Billy West wouldn't have told the media this news if it wasn't true, just the same way Matt wouldn't have told Billy this news if it wasn't accurate.

Also, Here's the link to the article again, as it isn't in this thread yet.
http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/out.cgi?u=http://geekparty.com/billy-west-spills-the-beans-futurama-still-alive/
Tachyon

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« Reply #11 on: 09-02-2013 02:30 »


idk, I interpreted it as Matt telling Billy that he was doing his damnedest to find someone to pick up the show and not to give up hope, yet -- *not* that there was any done deal.

cyber_turnip

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« Reply #12 on: 09-02-2013 03:05 »

Remember that the article is basically third hand news.

I'm not saying it's wrong, but there's lots of room for interpretation and misinterpretation between the people. Billy might have been trying to convey that Matt meant that they wanted to do more or that he simply thought they had a pretty good shot at it, for example.

It's really cool and it's a great sign to stay positive for there being more from the show down the line, but it's still a world away from anything definite.
Beamer

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« Reply #13 on: 09-02-2013 03:07 »

I wouldn't say the article was "news" at all, it was just Matt showing Billy he's optimistic. There's no information in here at all that we didn't already know (Matt & David are shopping the show to other networks, they're hopeful for its return, etc.).
DotheBartman

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« Reply #14 on: 09-02-2013 05:06 »

Also, I don't think we really know anything about the credibility of the site in question, and as far as I can tell it hasn't been reported elsewhere (which, you would think it would be). Not to say the site owner is a liar or anything like that, but they may just not be trained to accurately discern and report information the way an actual journalist would be.

It's great to hear if true, but as has been said, at the moment it's just a sign for cautious optimism.
Beamer

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« Reply #15 on: 09-02-2013 05:12 »

Also, I don't think we really know anything about the credibility of the site in question, and as far as I can tell it hasn't been reported elsewhere (which, you would think it would be). Not to say the site owner is a liar or anything like that, but they may just not be trained to accurately discern and report information the way an actual journalist would be.

Yeah, it seems like they just saw the Billy West quote, interpreted it as having more meaning than it did and then turned it into an article to "get the jump on a story" when it wasn't really a story to begin with.

I actually buy that Groening would say that and that Billy West would mention it off-the-cuff to the press. I just don't think it was intended to be anything more than a sign of optimism from the two of them (which, again, is still great to hear, it's just not really news).
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #16 on: 09-02-2013 05:29 »
« Last Edit on: 09-02-2013 05:31 »

Although there's nothing definite, at least they're going to try.

As for what network it would be on, here's my guess:

1. FX (most likely)
2. TBS
3. Netflix
Beamer

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« Reply #17 on: 09-02-2013 05:49 »

Switch Netflix and FX around and I totally agree with that list. tongue

Btw how do we go about getting the old news thread ("old news," woah... head fuck!) unpinned and this one pinned in its place? Are we gonna have to get the attention of one of the mods or something? Because I think they're a little angry at me after I took a dump on the inside of their eyelids when they weren't looking, so maybe someone else should help fuck this pig and get their attention 'n shit, doeth ye diiig?
Imy

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« Reply #18 on: 09-02-2013 05:50 »

I'm thankful they're trying to revive the show for the... whatever time this makes it. But in all honesty, depending on whether Meanwhile is an adequate and satisfying series closer, I wouldn't mind if it were the end. 7B had an unprecedented shaky start, but the last few episodes are among the best in Futurama's entire run. Meanwhile could make it's fifth best this season.
Just Fan
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« Reply #19 on: 09-02-2013 09:51 »

The two have talked a lot about the possibility of reviving Fry & Co. one more time.

“An Internet series seems more likely than [a theatrical film] because we’ve talked about a film a few times and haven’t been able to drum up enough interest from Fox,” Cohen says.

But no formal discussions have happened and Cohen has taken a vow to take some time off, get some R&R and regroup later this fall.

Wednesday night, Cohen and Groening will host a live chat with fans on Comedy Central’s Web site.

“I’m excited for fans to see this episode,” Cohen says. “It’s my favorite of the series finales.”
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #20 on: 09-02-2013 09:53 »

I'm thankful they're trying to revive the show for the... whatever time this makes it. But in all honesty, depending on whether Meanwhile is an adequate and satisfying series closer, I wouldn't mind if it were the end. 7B had an unprecedented shaky start, but the last few episodes are among the best in Futurama's entire run. Meanwhile could make it's fifth best this season.

I agree with literally everything in this post.

I was fairly indifferent to the start of 7B, but the latter half has been really solid.
Just Fan
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« Reply #21 on: 09-02-2013 12:37 »
« Last Edit on: 09-02-2013 12:41 »

http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/2013/9/2/trippy_futurama_is_history_--_again.htm
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #22 on: 09-02-2013 13:19 »

Nice article, Just Fan, but I don't think that means it's gonna be left frozen for sure.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #23 on: 09-02-2013 13:31 »
« Last Edit on: 09-02-2013 13:50 »

Use the force spoiler tags, young Padawn. Use the force spoiler tags.
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #24 on: 09-02-2013 13:57 »

Use the force spoiler tags, young Padawn. Use the force spoiler tags.

You think they'd regret it?
DannyJC13

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« Reply #25 on: 09-02-2013 14:41 »

Leaving everything
would sit well with me. I like the idea of that for some reason.
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #26 on: 09-02-2013 14:42 »

Leaving everything
would sit well with me. I like the idea of that for some reason.

Just Fan
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« Reply #27 on: 09-02-2013 15:11 »
« Last Edit on: 09-02-2013 15:12 »

I think Futurama won't be renewed/picked up any time soon. So, I'd prefer finality, not a painful cliffhanger.
Kataang102

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« Reply #28 on: 09-02-2013 16:51 »

I don't want them to be frozen frown
It sounds awful
But would for an interesting fix if it gets renewed
And the Simpsons crossover wont be canon so *sigh*
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #29 on: 09-02-2013 16:52 »

I don't want them to be frozen frown
It sounds awful
But would for an interesting fix if it gets renewed
And the Simpsons crossover wont be canon so *sigh*

You don't know that. It could be canon.
Kataang102

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« Reply #30 on: 09-02-2013 16:55 »

It never is
The THOH episodes of the Simpsons and the future episodes are never canon
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #31 on: 09-02-2013 16:56 »

It never is
The THOH episodes of the Simpsons and the future episodes are never canon

I'm just saying its not impossible.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #32 on: 09-02-2013 17:01 »

Leaving everything
would sit well with me. I like the idea of that for some reason.
Like in Reincarnation? But just
900th post! Woot!
Kataang102

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« Reply #33 on: 09-02-2013 17:02 »

I don't want it frozen
DannyJC13

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« Reply #34 on: 09-02-2013 17:34 »

Like in Reincarnation? But just

Well in Reincarnation it was only the PE building that got frozen in ice, so it's most likely the entire crew got frozen.

I don't want it frozen

It may well be though.
Kataang102

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« Reply #35 on: 09-02-2013 17:56 »

Well I'm not the writer or episode director
But imagin if it did get renewed
They should have had two endings, one of the show gets renewed, and one of it didn't
Granted the animators would hate them for it
DannyJC13

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« Reply #36 on: 09-02-2013 18:22 »
« Last Edit on: 09-02-2013 18:26 »

You don't know that. It could be canon.

If it were canon they'd have to either explain how everything got unfrozen or have the crossover take place before Meanwhile. I don't think they'd spend time explaining how eveything got unfrozen for many reasons: a lot of The Simpsons fans might not watch Futurama so won't understand, it takes up air time, they want to focus on the crossover, etc.
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #37 on: 09-02-2013 18:43 »

Why does everybody assume its gonna stay frozen? It might not. And they wouldn't necessarily need to explain what happened after Meanwhile, because it could be months afterwards.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #38 on: 09-02-2013 18:49 »

I agree with you guys.



If the show hadn't been cancelled, I think it would make a good idea for a cliffhanger at the end of the season.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #39 on: 09-02-2013 18:59 »

It never is
The THOH episodes of the Simpsons and the future episodes are never canon

So? This is neither. It absolutely could be canon, though it's also completely possible that it won't be. Plus, as far as can be told, "Holidays of Futures Past" was canon despite being set in the future, and most of the future-based episodes have taken elements from the previous ones, suggesting some degree of it all being canon.

It won't have to address the end of "Meanwhile", regardless of what happens. Did they address Mars returning back to orbit in "Viva Mars Vegas"? Did they address Robert's resurrection from death? It's easy enough to assume that it's set way after the events of "Meanwhile", or possibly even before the episode happens, in terms of when the cast of Futurama go back in time.

Poor continuity doesn't stop something from being canon.

It's just an episode of The Simpsons where the Futurama characters make guest appearances.
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