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TheBPB11

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« Reply #480 on: 12-14-2013 05:46 »

I do have a thread for this type of thing.  Maybe you could use it next time.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #481 on: 12-18-2013 13:54 »
« Last Edit on: 12-18-2013 13:55 »

David X. Cohen Reflects on the End of FUTURAMA

Interesting stuff!

About Simpsons/Futurama crossover:
Quote from: David X. Cohen
Its very far along. Al Jean, EP of The Simpsons, came to me and Matt with this idea, and we both were fine with it. Stewart Burns, who was a former Futurama writer whos now been writing for the Simpsons for years, was chosen to write it. He seemed like a natural candidate, and I gave some input on it to make sure the tone seemed up to date with more recent Futurama. Its being animated as we speak. Its well along. Its written. Its recorded. Many of the Futurama characters make appearances in it. Its got a huge cast. Its very exciting. It might be the season premiere of The Simpsons next fall, but that remains to be seen. It depends how the animation schedule goes. So, well have one more excuse to talk.
DurinsonofDurin

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« Reply #482 on: 12-20-2013 16:17 »

Any word on if they're gonna continue the comics? I'd be much pleased to read a few of those a year. Hell, I'd be happy with just 1 a year.
Just Fan
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« Reply #483 on: 12-20-2013 16:22 »

Any word on if they're gonna continue the comics? I'd be much pleased to read a few of those a year. Hell, I'd be happy with just 1 a year.
http://comicsalliance.com/bongo-comics-futurama-ongoing-continues/
DurinsonofDurin

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« Reply #484 on: 12-20-2013 17:37 »

Any word on if they're gonna continue the comics? I'd be much pleased to read a few of those a year. Hell, I'd be happy with just 1 a year.
http://comicsalliance.com/bongo-comics-futurama-ongoing-continues/

Nice!
MeatablePie

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« Reply #485 on: 12-22-2013 04:00 »

At least there are some new stuff coming out for Futurama even after the show's second demise.
Imy

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« Reply #486 on: 12-22-2013 15:00 »

I'm going to enjoy the Crossover episode like an emaciated mutt enjoys a whole casserole, even if it's a little off.
MeatablePie

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« Reply #487 on: 12-22-2013 15:02 »

Less than 6 months away, Imy..  hmpf
DannyJC13

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« Reply #488 on: 12-22-2013 16:37 »

So do we know if the crossover episode is canon or not yet, from Futurama's point-of-view?
DurinsonofDurin

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« Reply #489 on: 12-22-2013 19:46 »

So do we know if the crossover episode is canon or not yet, from Futurama's point-of-view?

We shall find out soon enough, orc-scum!
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #490 on: 12-23-2013 00:57 »

I personally don't think it'll be canon, as most of the time, crossovers are a one-time-and-forget-after type of episode. Although, really, it's much too early to tell at this point.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #491 on: 12-23-2013 13:51 »

I think it'll be of inconsequential canon.

David X. Cohen has spoken about it as if it was canon, saying that it probably took place between the events of "The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings" and "Bender's Big Score", but they never mentioned it again, afterwards, in any episodes that we saw.

But I very much doubt it's going to feature anything that will affect the series in any real way. I imagine that when it airs, it can be considered canon or non canon depending on how you feel about it, personally.
MeatablePie

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« Reply #492 on: 12-23-2013 23:32 »

I don't think it will be canon.
Crossovers are usually forgotten after episodes.
Beamer

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« Reply #493 on: 12-24-2013 05:19 »

David X. Cohen has spoken about it as if it was canon, saying that it probably took place between the events of "The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings" and "Bender's Big Score", but they never mentioned it again, afterwards, in any episodes that we saw.

Judging by that, I'd say it may possibly be in regards to Fry/Leela's relationship status? And possibly the whole crew-not-knowing-Nibbler-can-talk thing?
DurinsonofDurin

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« Reply #494 on: 12-24-2013 18:51 »

Do we know if it's a completely original plot, or if it took some plot from the wonderfully written comics?
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #495 on: 12-24-2013 19:00 »

Judging by that, I'd say it may possibly be in regards to Fry/Leela's relationship status? And possibly the whole crew-not-knowing-Nibbler-can-talk thing?
Yeah, I think you're on the money, there.


Do we know if it's a completely original plot, or if it took some plot from the wonderfully written comics?
Well, the comics have seen them crossover with the brain spawn taking the Planet Express Crew into some Simpsons comics, whereas the crossover episode is about Bender going back in time to kill Bart because he does something to badly affect the future, plus I don't think either The Simpsons or Futurama have, ever, ever produced an episode based on one of the comics before, so I'm going to wager that it's an "original" plot.
DurinsonofDurin

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« Reply #496 on: 12-24-2013 19:22 »

While you are basically correct, didn't the comics do a common cold episode ere the tv show did 'Cold Warriors'?
MeatablePie

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« Reply #497 on: 12-24-2013 23:26 »

Actually they did, NuridsDadofNurin.

http://theinfosphere.org/The_Cure_for_the_Common_Clod
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #498 on: 12-25-2013 00:46 »

It was better, too.
DurinsonofDurin

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« Reply #499 on: 12-25-2013 02:47 »

Actually they did, NuridsDadofNurin.

http://theinfosphere.org/The_Cure_for_the_Common_Clod

Nurid?
Lambda

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« Reply #500 on: 12-25-2013 11:58 »

But Cold Warriors didnt share much with the comic story except the idea of introducing the common cold to the future. Its been a while since Ive read it, but I dont think it had a plot reused in the episode.
Beamer

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« Reply #501 on: 12-26-2013 08:38 »

Apart from the common cold being a plot point, they were VERY different. Though the issue of the comic was actually written by show writer Pat Verrone, and was an unused story idea from the Fox run, so it was on the backburner for a while. No doubt there would've been some natural changes between its conception and execution either way, what with the several-year window for revision there.

I would also concede that this particular issue of the comic was better than the episode in question.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #502 on: 12-26-2013 15:50 »

No way. That issue of the comic may have been a good issue of Futurama comics, but it still sucked. It wasn't funny or particularly clever and the story was ever so bland.

And I say this as someone who wasn't blown away by "Cold Warriors", but hell, I'd probably take the likes of "Bend Her" over the very best issue of the comic, any day. The comic just isn't very good.
TheBPB11

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« Reply #503 on: 12-26-2013 22:52 »

I thought that "Tartar House Five" is better than episodes like "Yo Leela Leela" and about as good as something like "Bend Her".
DurinsonofDurin

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« Reply #504 on: 12-27-2013 18:49 »

Most of the comics(if not all) are on par with YLL, to be sure. I'd like to see their quality improve with the cancellation of the tv series.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #505 on: 12-28-2013 08:19 »

I thought that "Tartar House Five" is better than episodes like "Yo Leela Leela" and about as good as something like "Bend Her".
I guess I'd have to agree with you there. I never really liked Futurama's Earlier Comics. The newer ones are much bigger improvements over Issues 1-40ish.

I mean I do like a few earlier comics, but the newer ones are actually really better. I would have to go by what BPB said, that the best comics are about as good as an episode like Bend Her, or possibly even The Honking.

Tartar House Five was actually pretty good. Wasn't a huge fan of it, but I liked it. And that's all I look for in Futurama Comics. To like reading them. I don't expect them to even touch the show's greatest episodes. But in their own right, they're pretty decent at this point.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #506 on: 12-29-2013 21:20 »

I've only read three or four of them in all, but I can say that I really enjoyed issue #46, Follow the Reader. The layout of the story was very cool, and it had alot of re-read value, for obvious reasons, for those who've read it before.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #507 on: 12-29-2013 21:56 »

Quote
And that's all I look for in Futurama Comics. To like reading them. I don't expect them to even touch the show's greatest episodes. But in their own right, they're pretty decent at this point.

The medium has inherent limitations, and I doubt there are as many dollars and work hours going into the production of the comic. And a larger portion of that effort probably goes into the physical aspects of the comics compared to a season of shows - materials, distribution, etc. I could be wrong about all this, but it's what I'm thinking off the top of my head.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #508 on: 12-31-2013 21:52 »
« Last Edit on: 12-31-2013 21:56 »

I dunno if this is news, but the Futurama Facebook Page is sharing UnrealLegend's picture of all the Futurama Characters the he's been working ever-so hard on.

Looks like his hard work really payed off after all.

*Edit: Wait a sec, is it UnrealLegends' picture? I mean the profile name is Unrellious, which sounds awfully similar.....And the only person I know that's been working on a picture like that is no other than UnrealLegend
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #509 on: 12-31-2013 23:35 »

Yes, I'm Unrellius. It's super cool to get some recognition. smile
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #510 on: 01-01-2014 21:35 »

Nice. Look forward to people taking the picture, putting it on posters and making money off of it.
Beamer

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« Reply #511 on: 01-02-2014 00:05 »

Nice. Look forward to people taking the picture, putting it on posters and making money off of it.

Or just try to be happy that so many people are enjoying your work, regardless of whether or not that happens from here (which it probably will).
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #512 on: 01-02-2014 08:25 »

Honestly, I don't really care if people make money off it. I'd actually be flattered by the prospect of somebody viewing something I made worthy of theft. smile

Anyway, this isn't really news. So let's post some news!

I heard that Futurama is being renewed for 32 more seasons!
MeatablePie

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« Reply #513 on: 01-18-2014 04:20 »

I heard that The Simpsons are being renewed for 32 more seasons!

Fixed it for ya, UrL.

Anyway, I'm counting down until May for the crossover episode.
lrrrrry

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« Reply #514 on: 01-20-2014 22:57 »

I think Netflix is the best candidate for Futurama. We could find out by starting a petition to send to Netflix. If we could get a large number of signatures it might at least get seen, which is a start. I would start the petition myself but I'm so clueless about things like that. If one gets started though I will sign and distribute.
lrrrrry

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« Reply #515 on: 01-20-2014 23:06 »

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.
The Professor explained what would happen at the end of the last episode. He said that when he pressed the button again it would cause a something, something and they would all go back to just before he invented the button and no one would remember anything that happened after that point. So it is all done, they just pick up and go forward from that point. It could continue with a button related episode or that could just pass by and they could start something else. But there is no reason for any explanations.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #516 on: 01-21-2014 00:28 »

I think Netflix is the best candidate for Futurama. We could find out by starting a petition to send to Netflix. If we could get a large number of signatures it might at least get seen, which is a start. I would start the petition myself but I'm so clueless about things like that. If one gets started though I will sign and distribute.

There is/was petition for Futurama in Netflix as well as one, which was quite big, after series ended. The latter one is now ended and the best candidate to have some impact.

I guess Netflix still is possibility anyway, but I'm doubtful.
MeatablePie

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« Reply #517 on: 01-21-2014 01:05 »
« Last Edit on: 01-21-2014 01:11 »

I think Netflix is the best candidate for Futurama. We could find out by starting a petition to send to Netflix. If we could get a large number of signatures it might at least get seen, which is a start. I would start the petition myself but I'm so clueless about things like that. If one gets started though I will sign and distribute.
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.
The Professor explained what would happen at the end of the last episode. He said that when he pressed the button again it would cause a something, something and they would all go back to just before he invented the button and no one would remember anything that happened after that point. So it is all done, they just pick up and go forward from that point. It could continue with a button related episode or that could just pass by and they could start something else. But there is no reason for any explanations.



stanthewarrior
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« Reply #518 on: 02-02-2014 23:45 »

I would personally love to see it return to [adult swim], new eps or not. Because let's face it: Futurama and [adult swim] complete each other.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #519 on: 02-03-2014 06:55 »

No. They don't. They really don't. Futurama is a slight departure from form for AS, and AS is something of an incongruous setting for the show.

Futurama might not be appropriate for general viewing with young children, but it's still something that's got significant appeal to folks who probably shouldn't be up past ten on a school night. Not if they're halfway responsible, anyway.

If anything, Futurama and their original slot on Fox were the pairing most suited to one another. To say that Futurama is "completed" by Adult Swim or vice versa is a comment that demonstrates one of the deepest lackings of understanding of either Futurama or AS that I've seen on here (and I've seen a lot of deep lacks of understanding around On-Topic in the last decade or so).

As for reruns, just get the DVDs and schedule your own reruns. With blackjack and hookers.
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