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Beamer

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« Reply #280 on: 09-26-2013 13:51 »

What, sophisticated nerds can't participate in hijinks once in a while?

I prefer the term "cult-dweebated."
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #281 on: 09-26-2013 19:24 »

Has this just become the blank becomes a cop/eats a scorpion/screw you thread?
Screw You, Box Incorporated. tongue
MuchAdo

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« Reply #282 on: 09-26-2013 19:59 »

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Futurama-Volume-8-and-Complete-Series/19001

So the entire set is going ahead after all with all 140 episodes!

I doubt that image is final.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #283 on: 09-26-2013 20:02 »

I wonder what 'Futurama University' will be? I'm assuming it'll be a feature that explains the math and science behind Futurama, myself.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #284 on: 09-26-2013 20:45 »

They already did a feature on the maths in Futurama, didn't they?

But I don't know if they've done one on the science, so maybe it's that.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #285 on: 09-26-2013 22:21 »
« Last Edit on: 09-26-2013 22:28 »

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Futurama-Volume-8-and-Complete-Series/19001

So the entire set is going ahead after all with all 140 episodes!

I doubt that image is final.

December 10th, huh? It's too bad I already own some of the box sets, otherwise I'd have a reason to buy this.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #286 on: 09-27-2013 02:38 »

I wonder what 'Futurama University' will be? I'm assuming it'll be a feature that explains the math and science behind Futurama, myself.
Maybe it'll be their attempt to try and explain how the time button moments weren't goofs. That's all I can think of, to be honest.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #287 on: 09-28-2013 19:35 »

Right now it appears this 'complete set' will only be on dvd, so it'll be a pass for me.

SolidSnake

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« Reply #288 on: 09-28-2013 19:58 »

It really shouldn't, MuchAdo. DVDs and Blu Rays aren't really a whole lot different. I mean it's not like you're getting new episodes by buying a Blu Ray set.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #289 on: 09-28-2013 21:57 »

It's a pass from me for the same reason and I don't think that's unreasonable.

I already own seasons 1-2 on VHS, 3-5 on DVD and 6 on blu-ray. Had the complete set been on blu-ray, I would have been buying it because I'd be upgrading seasons 1-5 to blu-ray and picking up season 7 in the process. As it stands, I'll just pick up season 7A and 7B as they come out over here (the UK).
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #290 on: 09-28-2013 23:38 »

I have a Blu-Ray player, but all the seasons on DVD, just for convenience.
TheBPB11

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« Reply #291 on: 09-29-2013 00:46 »
« Last Edit on: 09-29-2013 00:47 »

Oops, I thought that I was postong on my Unused Ideas thread, sorry.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #292 on: 09-29-2013 01:03 »

I already own almost every season on regular DVD, so the only reason I'd re-buy them on blu-ray is because the visuals would be many times superior. In fact, the Complete Set would probably be enough to make me buy a Blu-Ray, even if all I ever watched on it was Futurama.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #293 on: 09-29-2013 09:25 »

I'm generally a big fan of Blu-Ray, but I get all my Futurama on DVD so I can play them on my PC (which doesn't have a BD drive). Also, my screen is rather small so it wouldn't make much difference anyway.
El-Man

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« Reply #294 on: 09-29-2013 10:14 »

Is is specifically stated somewhere that the pre-HD episodes have been remastered for Blu-rays?

Related to that, what is the show actually shot with? Film, video...?
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #295 on: 09-29-2013 14:31 »

No, they haven't. That's what a lot of us were hoping would happen with this complete set, but alas, it hasn't. That said, they'd still look better on blu-ray because there'd be basically no compression in order to fit them onto a blu-ray disc.

Also, Bender's Big Score and The Beast with a Billion Backs were produced in HD, but are yet to be released in anything but standard definition, so there's that.

MuchAdo

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« Reply #296 on: 09-30-2013 04:53 »
« Last Edit on: 09-30-2013 06:16 »

I HAVE SOME (possible) NEWS!!!!

"(Futurama's) creators seem reluctant to say it’s over, which seems inevitable with this show’s history. Both Matt Groening and David X. Cohen have hinted that another (DVD) movie might lie in the future, along with the “Simpsons” cross-over episode (coming to FOX in 2014)."

-  Charles Martin, Internet News


So a fancy DVD movie finale may be in the works after all, why not, eh?
Zoidberg approves!
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #297 on: 09-30-2013 05:06 »
« Last Edit on: 09-30-2013 05:27 »

AWESOME! big grin

This is excellent news, MuchAdo! I hope it's true, as I'm getting really, really excited! I'm sure the movie will be able to tie up all the loose ends, as there will be a longer run time. This is Spectacular!
Because you found such an awesome news story, you are now safe from being shamed! No longer shall shame be placed upon you, MuchAdo. No Longer.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #298 on: 09-30-2013 05:26 »

Oh snap!! A DVD Movie, eh?

Why can't we just get that theatrical movie?? I'm pretty pissed now.

I guess I'll have to wait and see what else turns up, before I result to ranting at only a mere rumor.

Also MuchAdo, can you post the source/link of where you found that?
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #299 on: 09-30-2013 05:42 »
« Last Edit on: 09-30-2013 06:01 »

A source link would be lovely but I'll trust you for now. If that turns out to be true, then fantastic! That's the best continuation of the show we could have realistically hoped for (as much as I'd kill for a theatrical film, the chances if that happening are extremely slim and I feel like the show is too tired to sustain a full-blown 8th season).

EDIT: Forgive me for being skeptical but I can't find anything about this on the interet with some googling. Internet News is a software company and, frankly, sounds like a pretend website name that someone pulled out of their rectum. And how exactly did they hint at the movie, anyway?

So yeah, I'm calling bullshit, but I'd absolutely love to be proven wrong.

Another edit: I found the article

Sorry guys, but I really don't think this guy knows anything that we don't. The article is just discussing the show's life and legacy and I'm pretty sure that the hints in question are things like Matt Groening telling Billy West and Katey Segal that they're going to do more at Comic Con.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #300 on: 09-30-2013 06:16 »
« Last Edit on: 09-30-2013 06:27 »

You are correct, the article is just a news link on this site.
I sited the dude that wrote it and edited it to make more sense out of context.

But I have seen more internet articles saying the exact same thing, that Matt has HINTED at more DVD movies.

I will dig them up tomorrow and show you guys.

But they all say he's alluded and hinted at dvd movies, so that's why it's (possible) news.

It seems damn likely to me that this will be the way they get a bit more made.

Netflix has no budget to cover the cost of more and TV (in general) may have no interest in a 14 year old show.
But Fox Home Entertainment brought them back in the  first place, I'll bet they do it again.

Not  FOX mind you, but these guys; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20th_Century_Fox_Home_Entertainment
The home media distribution branch of FOX.
They still love the show from what I've read, and saved it from the start with DVD movies.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #301 on: 09-30-2013 07:16 »

If we were to get another movie, we'd almost certainly get more movies like we did with season 5. The reason they made season 5 rather than a one-off movie is because it's more financially viable to produce the show in bulk. It's the same reason that Comedy Central had to order 26 episodes in one go before splitting them up into 2 seasons.

So if we were to go down this route again, expect more than one movie. Also, sadly, expect them to be awkwardly paced so as to work as episodes on TV just like the last batch. I can live with that, but I'd rather they just get to make a real movie.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #302 on: 09-30-2013 08:09 »

That's great if true!

Still, I'm not getting my hopes up.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #303 on: 09-30-2013 09:31 »

Hmm, that probably wasn't anything but speculation and I think it was said in one article that Fox isn't interested making a movie.

The reason they made season 5 rather than a one-off movie is because it's more financially viable to produce the show in bulk.
I can see that being the problem with Futurama coming back.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #304 on: 09-30-2013 17:24 »

I've heard the quote about Fox not being interested in a movie, but I haven't seen it for myself and that's referring to a theatrical film rather than DVD movies. The two are very different ball-games.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #305 on: 09-30-2013 23:32 »

I sure hope there's a DVD movie. That way they'll know it's the series finale ahead of time.
moonbus69

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« Reply #306 on: 10-01-2013 00:33 »
« Last Edit on: 10-01-2013 00:54 »

I already own almost every season on regular DVD, so the only reason I'd re-buy them on blu-ray is because the visuals would be many times superior. In fact, the Complete Set would probably be enough to make me buy a Blu-Ray, even if all I ever watched on it was Futurama.

M_R_M, that's Me 2.
I have not seen any episodes on Bluray yet, sadly...
Now, if I can only get my good friend into Futurama - GNE!  smile
moonbus69

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« Reply #307 on: 10-01-2013 00:37 »
« Last Edit on: 10-01-2013 00:55 »

I sure hope there's a DVD movie. That way they'll know it's the series finale ahead of time.

I would love a new Futurama movie, be it on DVD, Netflix, etc.
Just read about a 75 minute Web Movie being funded on Kickstarter: 'Dick Figures: The Movie'.

But to see Futurama on the big screen (like IMAX 3D)... WOW-Sers!!!

If you dream, baby, dream Big!  big grin
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #308 on: 10-01-2013 03:15 »

But to see Futurama on the big screen (like IMAX 3D)... WOW-Sers!!!

I too would like to see a theatrical film. smile

But I doubt Fox will ever want to do that. cry
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #309 on: 10-01-2013 04:14 »

If they actually do make a final DVD movie, somewhere during the process they may decide to show it in theaters, just to make more money.
PNS2CLT
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« Reply #310 on: 10-01-2013 07:27 »

But I have seen more internet articles saying the exact same thing, that Matt has HINTED at more DVD movies. ... Netflix has no budget to cover the cost of more and TV (in general) may have no interest in a 14 year old show.
But Fox Home Entertainment brought them back in the  first place, I'll bet they do it again. ... They still love the show from what I've read, and saved it from the start with DVD movies.

Fox ordered the DVD movies because it was the most cost effective way to capitalize off the series success in syndication; as you may recall, the first installment sold beyond expectations but sales of the fourth were mediocre at best (as was 7A's).  The cost of ordering (reviving) Futurama as a series was a major concern such that it almost didn't happen, and even after the first season performed well on Comedy Central, the network was skeptical in renewing it (and didn't do so until the 11th hour).

The problem in reviving the series for another batch of DVD movies is that the first batch occurred at the peak of DVD sales -- by the time a new disk would be released, DVD sales are projected to be 40% (at best) of what they were in 2007.  Put simply, it's too declining of a market to gamble a high-cost project on.  Fox would need additional partners (Comedy Central/TBS-Adult Swim, Netflix, etc.) to proceed.

And the cost of reviving Futurama for another 12-15 episode installment would likely be on par - and probably less - that for what Netflix paid for another season of Arrested Development.  At this point, it's still questionable as to whether Netflix's original content has added value to the network, and if it did, it's questionable as to whether Futurama would contribute as well.

I am disappointed that Fox, which held an option to air the Comedy Central episodes, didn't choose to do so.  One would think Futurama would earn better ratings than Bob's Burgers, Cleveland Show and American Dad (perhaps its contract contained escalators that would've pushed its costs above the MacFarlane shows).   
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #311 on: 10-02-2013 00:25 »

If they actually do make a final DVD movie, somewhere during the process they may decide to show it in theaters, just to make more money.

I love the idea of sitting in a theater for 90 minutes and watching nothing but Futurama for 90 minutes, with a box of gummy worms and a medium Dr.Pepper. The Simpsons got a movie a few years ago, and I'm not saying it's terrible, but if they got a theater movie, hell Futurama should too.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #312 on: 10-02-2013 02:54 »

The Simpsons used to be absolutely HUGE, though. In the early '90s... well, I mean, people often referred to it as "Simpsons-mania". You could find Bart's face on pretty much any product imaginable.

Nowadays, the show has declined to the point that it's just embarrassing and few people really care about it, anymore, but the movie had more than enough of a legacy to surf on. Most of my friends got really excited for the movie and went to see it, despite not watching the show since the turn of the century or so. A lot of them were hoping that it would re-capture the magic of ot he old episodes, given how many classic writers came back. Most of them hated the movie, in the end, because they were expecting something on par with the golden years, but I really enjoyed the movie because I was expecting it to suck and it was the best thing that The Simpsons had done in about 10 years.


Aaaanyway, compared to The Simpsons, Futurama is a cult hit at best. It doesn't have anywhere close to the same level of legacy and, even at its peak of fame (which was probably the premiere, to be honest - back when it was touted up as being Matt Groening's follow up to The Simpsons), it wasn't close to The Simpsons.

My point is that it's not really comparable.


The Simpsons is a big enough franchise with enough weight behind it that they could keep making movies, pretty much, forever, should they ever want to. Family Guy is big enough to do it, too.

Shows like Bob's Burgers have no chance in hell, whereas shows like American Dad and Futurama are in a sort of, grey area. A movie might be viable but I wouldn't hold my breath, as much as I might like to.
Kataang102

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« Reply #313 on: 10-02-2013 06:26 »
« Last Edit on: 10-02-2013 06:28 »

I want to buy that so bad
But I already almost all the DVDs
I'm missing volume 4, BWABB, and BG
and of course volume 8

Is it pointless to get all the DVD's twice?

Edit: A reply to the ccomment above
Bobs Burgers is remewed for season 5 next fall and spring , but it's a good show

Plus the Simpsons was almost cancelled after episode one due to the animation
PNS2CLT
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« Reply #314 on: 10-02-2013 06:51 »

The Simpsons used to be absolutely HUGE, though. In the early '90s... well, I mean, people often referred to it as "Simpsons-mania". You could find Bart's face on pretty much any product imaginable. ... Nowadays, the show has declined to the point that it's just embarrassing and few people really care about it...

Nobody's going to disagree that the Simpsons' popularity peaked in the early 1990s, but the show's managed to survive 2+ decades later; each new episode is viewed by tens of millions of people globally (many who weren't even born when the show peaked) and nearly $1B is spent annually globally on Simpsons-related merchandise.  

Time will judge the entire Simpsons's run.  While the show's had some low points, Simpsons fatigue has lead to new episodes being underrated.  Consider how, for example, the 8th season today is considered part of the series golden age (with many individual episodes on many top 10 lists), despite being lampooned during its original run.

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Aaaanyway, compared to The Simpsons, Futurama is a cult hit at best. It doesn't have anywhere close to the same level of legacy and, even at its peak of fame (which was probably the premiere, to be honest - back when it was touted up as being Matt Groening's follow up to The Simpsons), it wasn't close to The Simpsons.

Futurama probably peaked in 2007, when nearly 1M fans purchased the first DVD movie.  It's hard to gauge the series popularity when it was on Fox -- it debuted to high ratings but was quickly moved the Tuesday; it was returned to the post-Simpsons time slot (and pre-X-Files) for the second season but quickly moved the the 7PM hour-often preempted by football-in favor of Maclom In The Middle.  MG and DC long suggested that Fox was never really interested in the series and didn't expect it to last beyond the original 13-episode order, although they've backed off those comments in recent years.

Honestly, it'd be interesting to see how Futurama would've performed had Fox revived it to the Sunday 8:30PM time slot in 2007 instead of DVD.  I bet we'd be enjoying the 7th broadcast season of its revival... but I also suspect that given traditional TV's free falling ratings, high production costs & the fact that ad revenues haven't kept up with other forms of modern media (on-demand, etc.), it may have been the last, anyway
Kataang102

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« Reply #315 on: 10-02-2013 20:17 »

I just read about this possible fifth movie
I PRAY this is true but I don't want to get too excited just yet
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #316 on: 10-02-2013 22:17 »

I just read about this possible fifth movie

Source or it didn't happen.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #317 on: 10-02-2013 23:21 »

The source is further up in the thread and it's already been dismissed as "not a valid source".
Kataang102

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« Reply #318 on: 10-03-2013 17:03 »
« Last Edit on: 10-03-2013 17:09 »

Awww really

frown why do they always cancell this show
Atleast the comic will go on they're not canon but it's better than nothing
Binder

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« Reply #319 on: 10-03-2013 22:57 »



Early taste of Simpsons/Futurama crossing over in the THOH 24 intro: http://youtu.be/CtgYY7dhTyE
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