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Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #160 on: 09-10-2013 23:08 »
« Last Edit on: 09-10-2013 23:18 »

For anyone who didn't catch Futurama Live!..
Pre-Show - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OThQqFcdog
Post-Show - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_MBFxSEpqo

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Tachyon

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« Reply #161 on: 09-11-2013 07:28 »


Thanks, MRM!!

UnrealLegend

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« Reply #162 on: 09-11-2013 08:03 »

Now that they've brought it up, I'm super disappointed that Lauren's laugh never made it in.  frown
Beamer

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« Reply #163 on: 09-11-2013 08:19 »

Cheers for the links, MRM. Will check them out when I get home. big grin

Also, why the fuck does this thread have a spoiler warning? What possible thing could Futurama News spoil at this point?
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #164 on: 09-11-2013 08:26 »

Not everyone wants to hear if Futurama is renewed again, you know.
Beamer

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« Reply #165 on: 09-11-2013 08:28 »

UnrealLegend

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« Reply #166 on: 09-11-2013 08:31 »

Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #167 on: 09-11-2013 08:36 »
« Last Edit on: 09-11-2013 14:13 »

Beamer

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« Reply #168 on: 09-11-2013 08:44 »

Jezzem

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« Reply #169 on: 09-11-2013 09:02 »

Beamer

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« Reply #170 on: 09-11-2013 09:04 »

MuchAdo

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« Reply #171 on: 09-11-2013 10:59 »
« Last Edit on: 09-11-2013 11:10 »

What's with all these rumors that Netflix is trying to pick the show up?
I do not want the show to go to Netflix, it will be waaaay too fucking cheap.
It was already revealed that Netflix would have no where the budget CC did.
It may as well be a puppet show in the park.

I say just let it end now and continue to be a comic book series.

Then MAYBE in about four or five years do 3 or 4 DVD movies (again) to finish the show off forever with big stories.
Most of the complaints casual fans had on the finale was that it simply wasn't long enough.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #172 on: 09-11-2013 13:17 »

GedeWK

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« Reply #173 on: 09-11-2013 14:10 »

The finale indeed wasn't long enough as a final episode. The finale must be different from the regular episodes- yeah, movies.
coldangel

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« Reply #174 on: 09-11-2013 14:37 »

I just heard that Futurama is being picked up for a new season in 2015 by the sci-fi channel.



Not really, but that made you happy for a second, didn't it?
GedeWK

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« Reply #175 on: 09-11-2013 14:56 »

I just heard that Futurama is being picked up for a new season in 2015 by the sci-fi channel.



Not really, but that made you happy for a second, didn't it?
Nope. I read the second sentence first big grin
Eternium

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« Reply #176 on: 09-11-2013 15:27 »

'I just heard' is too non excited for that. Something like this would be better:

NICKELODEON IS GOING TO PICK UP FUTURAMA!  (Which is indead fake and would be a disaster)  big grin
coldangel

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« Reply #177 on: 09-11-2013 18:47 »

I have no strong feelings about anything in particular.
If I die, tell my wife... hello.

I wonder if there's any possibility behind the notion of a Futurama theatrical release. Groening and Cohen and Billy West have all spoken about the possibility, so it's fair to say that it's something they've discussed.
Katey Sagal has remarked that Groening told her: "we'll find a place" and "don't worry, it's not going to end". This is in her words, but she seems a reliable source.
If anybody can keep a show alive for far longer than would be considered wise or reasonable, it's Matt Groening.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #178 on: 09-11-2013 19:02 »

Matt has recently stated Fox has no interest in a theatrical film.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #179 on: 09-11-2013 22:51 »

Matt has recently stated Fox has no interest in a theatrical film.
Source?
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #180 on: 09-12-2013 00:21 »

I'd love for there to be a theatrical film. I think it'd be the perfect send-off for the series and the show lends itself so much to an epic feature film.

Obviously, most people are less than hugely positive about the films that we got, but they're a completely different bag given the way that they were written and produced to serve as episodes as well as films - and were made in the exact same way that the show was.

I have every bit of faith that if they got the chance to make a "proper" film, they'd absolutely knock it out of the park. I mean, hell, whilst it wasn't amazing, The Simpsons Movie was the best thing that The Simpsons had put out in about 10 years, if that's anything to go by.
Kataang102

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« Reply #181 on: 09-12-2013 04:34 »

I'm still sad
And south park, the Simpsons and bobs burgers wont be back for two weeks, so there nothing good on tv
(except for friday legends of Korra comes back)

I hope it gets picked up again, I hate being in this situation, I was so sure it was going to come back
Beamer

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« Reply #182 on: 09-12-2013 04:44 »

"Nothing good on tv?" Uhhh, Breaking Bad, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Boardwalk Empire and Sons of Anarchy to name a few... Plus, two weeks isn't exactly a very long wait. Use it as an opportunity to re-watch what you love / check out something you've been meaning to. smile
Kataang102

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« Reply #183 on: 09-12-2013 04:55 »
« Last Edit on: 09-12-2013 04:57 »

I'm a cartoon person, the only live action shows I like are, the big bang theory,
And these ones are more dramatic and it's actuly reality but they're amazing, and not like most reality shows, and they are I should be alive
And Mayday/Aircrash investigation
Mystery Diagnosis

I don't like live action too much because it's fake, and yes I am aware cartoons are fake too but they are more interesting to me
Beamer

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« Reply #184 on: 09-12-2013 05:07 »

"It's fake" is a really, really bizarre argument to justify such thinking. All fiction is "fake," that's the point. You're missing out on a HUGE amount of clever, unique, innovative and award-winning material by writing off almost every scripted live action show ever. But hey, whatever. Your loss, not mine. smile
MuchAdo

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« Reply #185 on: 09-12-2013 07:45 »

Matt has recently stated Fox has no interest in a theatrical film.
Source?

One of the many news articles that pop up on the ticker on this very site.

You dig for it if you don't believe me... b/c I don't really care.
Kataang102

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« Reply #186 on: 09-12-2013 15:51 »
« Last Edit on: 09-12-2013 15:52 »

I'm not at all saying the shows are bad

I usually mean it for fake medical shows, and crime shows
I have sen some fantastic live action shows but I'm a cartoon person
Beamer

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« Reply #187 on: 09-12-2013 16:29 »

Yeah, episodic genre shows are bad. But you said you like The Big Bang Theory, which is a perfect example of bad tv. Having the occassional science joke in a formulaic, badly-written laugh-track sitcom doesn't change the fact that it's a formulaic, badlt-written laugh-track sitcom. There are some awe-inspiring serialised shows out there that can easily stand up against some of the best films ever made in terms of quality.

If you're into funny cartoons, what about comedies like 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation, which practically play like live action cartoons? The former having the break-neck pacing of classic era Simpsons alongside a cartoonishly loose grip on reality, and the latter creating its own small world full of quirks, running gags and recurring side characters in a Springfield-esque small town. And Arrested Development practically dwarfs all animated shows in terms of how many sight gags and nods to the audience it can cram into any given episode. Or are they all shit too because they weren't drawn by koreans? roll eyes
MuchAdo

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« Reply #188 on: 09-12-2013 17:10 »
« Last Edit on: 09-12-2013 17:12 »

Yeah, episodic genre shows are bad. But you said you like The Big Bang Theory, which is a perfect example of bad tv. Having the occassional science joke in a formulaic, badly-written laugh-track sitcom doesn't change the fact that it's a formulaic, badlt-written laugh-track sitcom. There are some awe-inspiring serialised shows out there that can easily stand up against some of the best films ever made in terms of quality.

If you're into funny cartoons, what about comedies like 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation, which practically play like live action cartoons? The former having the break-neck pacing of classic era Simpsons alongside a cartoonishly loose grip on reality, and the latter creating its own small world full of quirks, running gags and recurring side characters in a Springfield-esque small town. And Arrested Development practically dwarfs all animated shows in terms of how many sight gags and nods to the audience it can cram into any given episode. Or are they all shit too because they weren't drawn by koreans? roll eyes

Give this man a goddamn medal of honor.

"Trailer Park Boys" is the best cartoon around.. and it's live action!
Anna3000

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« Reply #189 on: 09-13-2013 05:51 »

I'm not at all saying the shows are bad

I usually mean it for fake medical shows, and crime shows
I have sen some fantastic live action shows but I'm a cartoon person

While I completely agree with all of what Beamer said about TBBT and his recommendations of excellent live action series, if you're really only looking for cartoons, might I recommend Archer? It's currently one of my favorite shows and is absolutely hilarious, as well as amazingly well-written and clever.

Anyway, back on topic, I'd love a theatrical Futurama film. Even though I wasn't a huge fan of the four movies we already got, as cyber_turnip said, I feel confident a theatrical film could be excellent since it wouldn't be constrained by the episode format.
Honestly, though, since I enjoyed "Meanwhile" so much, I'm content with no return at all (and I don't think it's realistic for one to happen either way); a theatrical release would just be the best option in my opinion if such a thing were to occur.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #190 on: 09-13-2013 06:13 »
« Last Edit on: 09-13-2013 06:17 »

I thought the four movies were all good in their own right, for different reasons.

Bender's Big Score was the ultimate return to Futurama; it was packed with more fan service and inside references than anything else ever produced by the show. The plot was brilliant, the scammer aliens were memorable antagonists and the twist is one of the best to date. Unfortunately it's excellentness is set back by internal flaws and contradictions that the time travel creates. I'm also not hugely fond of Fry's obsessive, whiny characterisation. But despite these shorcomings, it's still my favourite of the four movies.

The Beast with a Billion Backs featured a plot that's really, really crazy. The idea of an enormous tentacle alien taking over the universe in the name of love is so deliciously absurd, and the middle segments in particular are great. Again, continuity errors are this film's downfall, as well as even more stupid characterisation. I hate Fry's impulsive suicidal moments, at they were particularly annoying here. I also feel as though the goofiness goes a bit overboard. It's still really funny, so I can't say I dislike TBWABB.

Bender's Game started off really well. I'd even go as far as saying the first half is among the show's funniest episodes. It goes downhill really fast once they get to Cornwood though. I'm a huge fan of LotR, but I felt that a lot of the references were tacked on really poorly, not to mention that the link between the first and second half of the movie is practically non-existent. Easily some of the show's worst writing in my opinion.

Into the Wild Green Yonder is the one I have the most neutral feelings towards. I feel like the Feminista plot isn't particularly bad, but snoringly unremarkable. The only thing that doesn't slam it into mediocre territory for me is the brilliant way it ties into the story with the dark ones. The climax is really tense and well-directed, so it wins points for that. On the flip side, I feel like Fry winning Leela over was a bit random and unjustified; to me the movie lacked enough build-up to pull a stunt like that.

As for a theatrical film, I'd fully support that seeing as I was a bit underwhelmed by the "finale" aspect of Meanwhile (though I thought it was great as an episode). Provided that enough effort goes into it, it'd be fantastic. Mixing the best of BBS and ITWGY would be like heaven for me.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #191 on: 09-13-2013 18:34 »

So... must we wait 3-4 years again before we hear any positive news on more Futurama, just like after the original run?
Kataang102

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« Reply #192 on: 09-13-2013 21:27 »

By the way the infosphere says fry and Leela are married
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #193 on: 09-13-2013 21:32 »

By the way the infosphere says fry and Leela are married

After "Meanwhile", they will not be able to remember anything. Yet "not remembering anything" is not a "divorce". It all depends wether their marriage can be seen as legal (and 30th century laws might be different from today).
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #194 on: 09-13-2013 21:44 »

So... must we wait 3-4 years again before we hear any positive news on more Futurama, just like after the original run?

I think we'll be likely to hear much sooner, this time around - if at all.

Show's being revived from the dead seems to be much more commonplace nowadays than it was a few years ago and this time, they're clearly aware that that's a real option, whereas when the show was first cancelled, I think the majority of the staff thought that was the end.

I mean, David X. Cohen moved on and started putting a new animated show together starring Coolio. It never got past the pilot, but he clearly didn't see Futurama as his job any more.

Now, however, I bet they're far more aware that it's a very real possibility that they'll have to get back on that wagon and start making new episodes (or a movie or something) all over again.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #195 on: 09-14-2013 00:13 »

I remember them saying that they'd tell fans Futurama would one day be back, but they thought they were lying.
Beamer

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« Reply #196 on: 09-14-2013 05:43 »

I think the words "We'll be back" have become more-or-less a knee jerk reaction for the producers now. tongue
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #197 on: 09-14-2013 06:23 »

I've got high hopes for a Re-Re-Revival. I mean it's not like it's unlikely, as this has happened to the show 2 Times before. I'm sure alot of Networks would love to have the show, what with all the awards it's won and the already huge fanbase it has.

Like Cyber_Turnip said, If there is a Revival, I'm sure it'll happen sooner than later. Matt has already told the Voice actors that they'll return, and I think he's a pretty reliable sorce. Like I said, I really don't think he'd cut them off in the middle of their 'thank-you' to him just to say "We might come back, Maybe". He said to them that they Will be returning, and having Matt say that they'll be back is about half the Confirmation for me. Here's hoping Matt can find a greatd network for Futurama!
SolidSnake

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« Reply #198 on: 09-14-2013 22:20 »

I feel like the only one that really liked the series ending at "Meanwhile".

I mean, I'd love to see more, but only like one more season. I'm happy with the 7 we got.

I liked the way things ended with Meanwhile. It's on-par with the Devils Hands Finale in my opinion. The emotion of it is all felt.

If Futurama came back just to be ended again, I don't think we'd have another good finale like this one. I mean it really felt like The End. I was really satisfied by the way they ended this episode in the last 5 minutes. I don't think they could ever top this ending off.

Nope, never.  no no
totalnerduk

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« Reply #199 on: 09-15-2013 00:01 »

I feel like the only one that really liked the series ending at "Meanwhile".


I'm also happy with that being the endpoint. Everything has to end sometime, after all. Nothing is eternal, and death is an essential process for everything from a bacterium to a TV show to a star.
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