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Lambda

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« Reply #560 on: 03-07-2014 16:50 »

I'd hate to have to buy an entire season just for the sake of a single episode.
I don't want pay what I imagine will be at least 15 bob for one episode.
Well, look on the bright side. You now have 9 years to save up the money needed.  laff That's just $0.29 per month going by the the current price for this
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #561 on: 03-07-2014 19:13 »

When was the last Simpsons mini DVD collection made (last one I can remember is the love one from 2008). Still, there's really not enough Futurama references to warrant a DVD collection around it. Maybe for a collection of the episodes where they go into the future (Lisa's Wedding, Bart to the Future, Holidays of Future Passed), but even that doesn't seem very likely.

^This.
I also suspect such a collection would not have the best marketing effect. Advertising a collection as "Futurama references", while most episodes just feature one tiny scene (Bart Simpson doll, "Why did they cancel Futurama") would probably be seen as misleading avertising and rip-off by the casual viewer/customer.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #562 on: 03-07-2014 20:26 »

They marketed a Simpsons video based on the exact same principle with Star Wars references. One Star Wars-heavy episode and some where you're not even sure what the Star Wars reference was supposed to be.

I think it'd be a good idea because a lot of people, like myself, wouldn't dream of buying a season of The Simpsons in its current state but, if this episode isn't horrendous, will want to own it. Family Guy's Star Wars specials / banned episode have proven that there's a market for these "special episode" DVD releases.

All they need to do is release it as "Simpsorama" with some bonus episodes and the bonus episodes don't need to be particularly "on theme". I think the likes of "Holidays of Future Passed" would be perfectly acceptable.
TheAnvil

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« Reply #563 on: 03-10-2014 17:11 »

They marketed a Simpsons video based on the exact same principle with Star Wars references. One Star Wars-heavy episode and some where you're not even sure what the Star Wars reference was supposed to be.

I think it'd be a good idea because a lot of people, like myself, wouldn't dream of buying a season of The Simpsons in its current state but, if this episode isn't horrendous, will want to own it. Family Guy's Star Wars specials / banned episode have proven that there's a market for these "special episode" DVD releases.

All they need to do is release it as "Simpsorama" with some bonus episodes and the bonus episodes don't need to be particularly "on theme". I think the likes of "Holidays of Future Passed" would be perfectly acceptable.

It's not as if the Simpsons seasons are expensive. Any Futurama fan who wants the episode should be able to afford the £15 for a season box set.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #564 on: 03-10-2014 22:23 »

It's not as if the Simpsons seasons are expensive. Any Futurama fan who wants the episode should be able to afford the £15 for a season box set.

Some people don't want to fork out extra cash for an entire box set when they only want a single episode on there, it's a waste of money.

I suppose the only benefit of not releasing "Simpsorama" as a stand-alone DVD/Blu-ray is that it could inspire the buyer to start collecting every season of The Simpsons, that is, if they want to collect up to season 26... hmpf
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #565 on: 03-10-2014 22:37 »

The American Dad box sets have been on sale on Amazon recently for like a quid each. Only then. ONLY THEN.
Destroyer334545

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« Reply #566 on: 03-11-2014 13:51 »

I'm so fucking back!
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #567 on: 03-11-2014 17:11 »
« Last Edit on: 03-11-2014 19:08 »

I'm not even sure if I need to/want to have Simpsorama in DVD. I might get it, if it was to be released separately, but I won't buy Simpsons season 25 for that, especially, as it would take so long.

Edit - Oh, it was actually this season.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #568 on: 03-11-2014 18:49 »

They marketed a Simpsons video based on the exact same principle with Star Wars references. One Star Wars-heavy episode and some where you're not even sure what the Star Wars reference was supposed to be.

I think it'd be a good idea because a lot of people, like myself, wouldn't dream of buying a season of The Simpsons in its current state but, if this episode isn't horrendous, will want to own it. Family Guy's Star Wars specials / banned episode have proven that there's a market for these "special episode" DVD releases.

All they need to do is release it as "Simpsorama" with some bonus episodes and the bonus episodes don't need to be particularly "on theme". I think the likes of "Holidays of Future Passed" would be perfectly acceptable.

It's not as if the Simpsons seasons are expensive. Any Futurama fan who wants the episode should be able to afford the £15 for a season box set.

Yeah, but £15 for ONE episode? I can afford it, but I'm not able to pay my bills at the end of each month by being fucking stupid with my money.

And, anyway, I'd honestly feel somewhat dirty, owning the other 20+ episodes that will make up season 25 season as every episode, so far, has been as utterly appalling as the show has consistently been for the last 15 years. I would rather spend £15 on a DVD containing nothing but "Simpsorama" than on season 25 of The Simpsons. Call me crazy, but it's true.
TheAnvil

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« Reply #569 on: 03-12-2014 22:28 »

They marketed a Simpsons video based on the exact same principle with Star Wars references. One Star Wars-heavy episode and some where you're not even sure what the Star Wars reference was supposed to be.

I think it'd be a good idea because a lot of people, like myself, wouldn't dream of buying a season of The Simpsons in its current state but, if this episode isn't horrendous, will want to own it. Family Guy's Star Wars specials / banned episode have proven that there's a market for these "special episode" DVD releases.

All they need to do is release it as "Simpsorama" with some bonus episodes and the bonus episodes don't need to be particularly "on theme". I think the likes of "Holidays of Future Passed" would be perfectly acceptable.

It's not as if the Simpsons seasons are expensive. Any Futurama fan who wants the episode should be able to afford the £15 for a season box set.

Yeah, but £15 for ONE episode? I can afford it, but I'm not able to pay my bills at the end of each month by being fucking stupid with my money.

And, anyway, I'd honestly feel somewhat dirty, owning the other 20+ episodes that will make up season 25 season as every episode, so far, has been as utterly appalling as the show has consistently been for the last 15 years. I would rather spend £15 on a DVD containing nothing but "Simpsorama" than on season 25 of The Simpsons. Call me crazy, but it's true.

I get that. But it's only a one off deal. It's not as if you'd have to spend £15 several times on other box sets because it's likely the only cross over that Futurama will ever get.

I personally go into the modern Simpsons episodes with low expectations and enjoy them, they aren't great but they're still better than the vast majority of crapola on TV now.

It's not as if the Simpsons seasons are expensive. Any Futurama fan who wants the episode should be able to afford the £15 for a season box set.

Some people don't want to fork out extra cash for an entire box set when they only want a single episode on there, it's a waste of money.

I suppose the only benefit of not releasing "Simpsorama" as a stand-alone DVD/Blu-ray is that it could inspire the buyer to start collecting every season of The Simpsons, that is, if they want to collect up to season 26... hmpf

While that is true, it wouldn't be many people. If they want it badly enough then they won't mind paying for the full season anyway.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #570 on: 03-20-2014 08:17 »
« Last Edit on: 03-20-2014 08:19 »

I see Al Jean said "Simpsonorama" will air next season (26) in the fall.
And it is a special episode, so it will probably get a standalone barebones DVD/BD release with a few 'bonus' Futurama and Simpsons episodes slapped on the disc.
Fox enjoys money, as long as they think it will sell well on it's own.
It could easily just wind up only in the 26th season box set, time will tell.

I know most of you know this.. but do we have any other info. on the shows future.. I've been out of the loop?
- Thank You.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #571 on: 03-21-2014 00:26 »

When did he say that? Is this a recent confirmation or are you just going off of what was previous said about how it would either be the finale of season 25 or the premiere of season 26?
MuchAdo

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« Reply #572 on: 03-21-2014 01:59 »

He confirmed it... look over at NoHomers.
Just Fan
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« Reply #573 on: 03-21-2014 02:07 »

Quote from: Al Jean
We have an episode in the fall, which is “The Simpsons/Futurama” crossover, where we got everybody from the “Futurama” cast, which was a real thrill. I thought at that table read, you had the greatest assembly of voice-over actors. It was everybody; our cast, to Billy West, Maurice LaMarche.
Source.
Beamer

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« Reply #574 on: 03-21-2014 02:48 »

That quote doesn't confirm the air date at all. And, MuchAdo, you really should provide a link when making such claims.
Just Fan
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« Reply #575 on: 03-21-2014 04:22 »

That quote (by Al Jean himself) does confirm that the S/F crossover won't be aired till the fall. The exact air date doesn't actually matter at this time.
Beamer

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« Reply #576 on: 03-21-2014 04:39 »

Fair enough, I guess. Most other sites still cite it being scheduled as the season 25 finale, though - slated air date May 18 (links here, here and here, to list a few) - and since the Family Guy/Simpsons crossover is also set to air in the fall (as the premiere for the next season of Family Guy), I'd have thought the network would try to space the crossovers out a little bit.

But then again, this is Fox we're talking about.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #577 on: 03-21-2014 05:53 »
« Last Edit on: 03-21-2014 07:09 »

Heres the links, now don't shoot the messenger!

Futurama Crossover, Coming Fall 2014.


•Jean says the episode will air in the fall, but it won't be the season (26) premiere because that's the big (Simpsons) death episode•

http://www.givememyremote.com/remote/2014/03/04/the-simpsons-al-jean-previews-the-upcoming-lego-episode-the-return-of-sideshow-bob-guest-spots-by-daniel-radcliffe-zach-galifianakis-and-more/

http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.php?100906-Season-25-Information-Thread

"We have an episode in the fall, which is THE SIMPSONS-FUTURAMA crossover, where we had everybody from the FUTURAMA cast [on the show], which was  a real thrill,” he continued. “At that table read, you had the greatest assembly of voice over [actors]: from Billy West (Fry) to Maurice LaMarche (Morbo)."

The episode production number "SABF16" indicates that it most likely won't air this season, but will be ready in time for airing in May.
But.. I assume they may take extra time on the episode b/c of Matt's love of both of his shows finally coming together.

Also b/c they haven't even aired the long holdover Simpsons "RABF15" from last season yet, which contains a wild outer space plotline.. I bet they air it as the season 25 finale now.
I could see the Simpsons meeting Kang and Kodos in the May finale.
And then Fox will save Futurama's cast for the fall.

Honestly, Fox might want to to air the FG/Simpsons and Futurama/Simpsons crossovers the same night, and promote the hell out of it.

On 17 December, David X. Cohen said that the crossover episode was being animated.
In animation it usually takes 9 months to finish an episode in total, so to air it in late May on Fox (it's very possible) but probably won't happen now.
Beamer

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« Reply #578 on: 03-21-2014 07:02 »
« Last Edit on: 03-21-2014 07:07 »

"We have an episode in the fall..."

I'd already acknowledged Jean's mention of "in the fall," but there are still plenty of other sources that contradict this statement. I wasn't trying to suggest that I had any more info (or rather, more reliable info) on this than anyone else here, I was merely pointing out the inconsistencies in the reporting. We should take everything we hear with a grain of salt until an official press release is given on the network's part. Just because it's coming from Al Jean doesn't mean it's 100% reliable - the producers have been wrong on estimated air dates many times before (hell, the Kang & Kodos episode you mentioned was originally meant to air last season).

In animation it usually takes 9 months to finish an episode in total, so to air it in late May on Fox (it's very possible) but probably won't happen now.

I've actually heard it's closer to 6 months for The Simpsons, and that includes the writing/storyboarding/animatic phases. If they were up to the official animation part a few months ago, chances are it's probably finished (or close to) by now.

...Don't shoot the f'n messenger!!

I certainly didn't intend on "shooting the messenger," and I sincerely apologise if I gave you that impression. It's just in my instinct to question unsourced quotes; especially when it comes to something of which we already have a slew of contradicting information. smile

I hope that it airs this season. Or, at least, that it doesn't air too close to the Family Guy crossover (because, let's face it, that crossover's going to overshadow this one). But I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #579 on: 03-21-2014 07:08 »
« Last Edit on: 03-21-2014 07:14 »

It's 6 months just for the animation.. it's a total 8-10 month process per ep, and eps vary.
But yes, after 25 years I wouldn't doubt they make an episode in 6 or 7 months now.
I cite 16 seasons of Simpsons commentaries as my source.
So it would normally be done now, yes.. but might not be.. b/c it is special.

We know for 100% sure SABF16 won't air as the 550th episode, as it's already scheduled for May 4th 2014 and will be the Lego episode "Brick Like Me".
Beamer

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« Reply #580 on: 03-21-2014 07:46 »

I would imagine that the animation process is probably significantly speedier these days, given that it's now largely digital. They've sometimes been able to whip up last-minute pieces of animation (ie. alterations to the intro relevant to very current things, multiple Marcia Wallace tributes in recent episodes) in a matter of a days before an episode goes to air. Though, yes, it's quite likely that accomodating for the Futurama crossover would result in longer production time. It should also be noted that Cohen only confirmed it was "being animated." That doesn't necessarily mean that it began that day - it could've been very late in the animation stage.

Not that any of these points really matter, since the biggest factor in this episode's delay would undoubtedly be the sheer number of holdovers still in the bank, seeing as almost half a given season's episodes these days were produced for the season prior. Even if it were finished on December 18, there'd still be at least a dozen other episodes lined up ahead of it. Looks like the era of Simpsons' endless supply of holdovers will soon be coming to an end though, given the shortened episode order for the newest season (that is, if season 26 isn't the show's last).
MuchAdo

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« Reply #581 on: 03-22-2014 04:08 »
« Last Edit on: 03-26-2014 17:51 »

Also even when Fox throws it up on the schedule, anything could happen to delay it's airing.

What I mean is.. perhaps Bender shoots at Bart with a laser gun, and then in the real world we have another awful school shooting, and bam... it will get pushed back.
(That's just the darkest example, but it just actually happened with the A.D! X-mas episode last year.)

It has happened more in the past.. (mostly) to American Dad! and usually b/c of violence or natural disasters.

What I am saying.. Fox could announce the air date... but that don't mean too much, it
doesn't lock it into stone.
TheBPB11

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« Reply #582 on: 03-28-2014 05:58 »

This is almost definitely nothing, but notice how he says "more to come".  wtf?
http://i.imgur.com/9Yuvpdx.png
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #583 on: 03-28-2014 21:16 »
« Last Edit on: 03-28-2014 21:18 »

Yeah, he meant that he was going to post another Tweet, continuing his thoughts. It's the tweet in the screenshot, above the one you're talking about.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #584 on: 03-28-2014 21:20 »

Yeah CT, I agree.

And even if he meant more "Futurama" is coming, I'm sure it just means the crossover.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #585 on: 03-28-2014 22:59 »

Eric Rogers is 23?
Frida Waterfall

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« Reply #586 on: 03-29-2014 00:28 »

Happy Fat Fifteen, Futurama!

Box Incorporated

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« Reply #587 on: 03-29-2014 20:02 »

Happy 15th Birthday Futurama. Sorry you weren't around long enough to enjoy it. Also, I can't believe I'm exactly 1 year and a day older than Futurama. Ah, feels good to relate.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #588 on: 03-30-2014 23:23 »

Bit late (I did tweet about it), but happy 15th Futurama!!! Miss you ever so much. frown

It was crazy to see how many members of the cast, staff and crew were celebrating through the Futurama Facebook page. big grin Glad to know they all still care enough.
WitchRaven

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« Reply #589 on: 04-01-2014 15:40 »

I get it!  It's an April Fools joke!   I like Bob's Burgers!   Fun show!

El-Man

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« Reply #590 on: 04-01-2014 15:47 »

And just like that, PEEL becomes BBEL.
Svip

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« Reply #591 on: 04-01-2014 15:57 »

I've never seen Bob's Burgers.

Shame it still says "Futurama:" in the title of each page.
Tachyon

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« Reply #592 on: 04-01-2014 17:48 »


I might have seen a minute of BB, literally.  However, friends tell me that it's a smart, enjoyable show.  Don’t know whether I;ll give it a shot someday, or not.

tyraniak

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« Reply #593 on: 04-01-2014 17:51 »

Yeah, I like these jokes since they don't screw with your ability to actually post on the site
TheBPB11

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« Reply #594 on: 04-01-2014 19:27 »

I recommend checking Bob's Burgers out.  It's not great, but it's certainly enjoyable, and is about on par with Rick And Morty.  I'd say that they're 7.5/10 material.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #595 on: 04-01-2014 20:29 »

I loved the season 4 opening of Archer that did the Bob's Burger crossover. It was genius. Also the show itself is pretty good though it's not one I keep up with.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #596 on: 04-01-2014 22:59 »

Bob's Burgers is a solid show. It, Archer, and Rick And Morty are the best cartoons still on television. And The Venture Bros. if it comes back again.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #597 on: 04-01-2014 23:42 »

What's Bob's Burgers actually about? I have literally no idea.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #598 on: 04-02-2014 00:25 »

I've only seen the Archer season 4 opening tribute. I think it's a bit King of the Hill-esque.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #599 on: 04-02-2014 00:33 »

Bob's Burgers is a cartoon about a family. Bob is the father, his wife and kids make up the rest of the family (duh), and the family business is Bob's burger restaurant.

So it's an animated sitcom about a middle class family. I've seen a couple of episodes (two that I can think of! Train heist and robot shark!) and it struck me as an amusing show, but not inspired.
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