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stanthewarrior
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« on: 02-02-2014 23:48 »

I mean, look at the ratings for that era. It would be awesome, and Adult Swim has way more money than they did when Futurama was on, so they might be able to make new episodes. Thoughts?
MeatablePie

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« Reply #1 on: 02-03-2014 00:02 »

Yes but only for reruns in my opinion.

I'd like if Futurama returned to Fox for new episodes after that.
luna_m_lasercaptain

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« Reply #2 on: 02-03-2014 01:55 »

Yes but only for reruns in my opinion.

I'd like if Futurama returned to Fox for new episodes after that.

Well American Dad is out soon, so it will be interesting to see what Fox throws in that time slot.
TheBPB11

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« Reply #3 on: 02-03-2014 03:07 »

It could, but I'm guessing there's about a 25/100 chance that it ever will.   hmpf
totalnerduk

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« Reply #4 on: 02-03-2014 06:43 »

It's been cancelled. It's over. It's not coming back. Accept this. There's really only so many times that you can electrify a corpse before it stops twitching.

Futurama wasn't quite the same as it entered the 7th production season, and if it did come back again, it would be even less like the show that it began as. Why not let it die with dignity instead of repeatedly wishing for it to be resurrected as ever-more cut-rate zombie versions of what it was at its peak?
luna_m_lasercaptain

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« Reply #5 on: 02-03-2014 14:29 »

I am not saying it would or should, but I am surprised Fox hasn't considered it. They have a track record of doing stupid things with their programming.
Xanfor

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« Reply #6 on: 02-03-2014 17:23 »

It could, but I'm guessing there's about a 25/100 chance that it ever will.   hmpf

This is just me being pedantic, but is there any particular reason you used an unreduced fraction?
Tachyon

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« Reply #7 on: 02-03-2014 18:38 »

(nevermind)

TheBPB11

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« Reply #8 on: 02-03-2014 21:48 »

It could, but I'm guessing there's about a 25/100 chance that it ever will.   hmpf

This is just me being pedantic, but is there any particular reason you used an unreduced fraction?
I had no real reason, it was just what came to mind I guess.
futz
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« Reply #9 on: 02-03-2014 22:16 »

$ for new episodes would be a though sell after such sucky viewership ratings. Even as a fan I'd have to say that the post-Fox material had about a 1-in-4 rate of having a story listening to (the animation is consistently watchable) whether you count them as movies, episodes, or 13-episode seasons. Can't see a network signing up for that.
stanthewarrior
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« Reply #10 on: 02-04-2014 02:06 »

It's been cancelled. It's over. It's not coming back. Accept this. There's really only so many times that you can electrify a corpse before it stops twitching.

Futurama wasn't quite the same as it entered the 7th production season, and if it did come back again, it would be even less like the show that it began as. Why not let it die with dignity instead of repeatedly wishing for it to be resurrected as ever-more cut-rate zombie versions of what it was at its peak?
Tbh I just want it to return for reruns. The bumps before Futurama were legendary, not to mention it would be great paired up with KOTH as a Toonami intro.
Box Incorporated

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« Reply #11 on: 02-04-2014 02:15 »

I could see it return for reruns after Futurama's contract with CC ends, but full episodes I couldn't really see, both for quality and budget reasons.
stanthewarrior
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« Reply #12 on: 02-07-2014 22:52 »

When DOES cc's contract with Futurama end?
MeatablePie

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« Reply #13 on: 02-07-2014 23:23 »

When DOES cc's contract with Futurama end?

It ended because CC decided to cancel the show.

What kind of rock do you live under?
Sedimentary? Igneous?
stanthewarrior
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« Reply #14 on: 02-08-2014 00:02 »

When, not why.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #15 on: 02-08-2014 00:09 »

When DOES cc's contract with Futurama end?

When DOES cc's contract with Futurama end?
It ended because CC decided to cancel the show.

When, not why.

Pie said it's already ended, thus answering your question. A question, by the way, that's probably not the one you meant to ask.

Their contract may be up (no more episodes are being made), but the existing episodes are still available for them to air via the magic of syndication.

So, what kind of rock do you live under?

A flat one? A warm one? A pretty one with a fossil in it?
luna_m_lasercaptain

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« Reply #16 on: 02-08-2014 04:49 »


A flat one? A warm one? A pretty one with a fossil in it?

Oh, that last one is sedimentary! Pick that one, MP, pick that one! Surely it's where you'll find all the Futurama reruns.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #17 on: 07-12-2014 19:23 »

When Futurama first died I always had a feeling it would come back, but this time I don't have that feeling, so I doubt it. I could be proved wrong though...
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #18 on: 07-12-2014 21:07 »

140 episodes is a good run. It feels like the show was ready to end.
Arrogant cigar jerk

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« Reply #19 on: 07-13-2014 00:03 »

Futurama is better off canceled, it would probably have turned out to another The Simpsons situation. Signs of quality drops were visible in the revival seasons. 140 is a nice amount and the ending was very satisfying.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #20 on: 07-13-2014 19:12 »

I always envisioned Futurama reaching season 10 then calling it a day. I think the quality of the new run could have been improved a little if they brought back some of the original writing staff.
THM

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« Reply #21 on: 07-16-2014 16:56 »

I'd like to see the show come back. Even not quite as good as it used to be, it's still better than the dreck that passes for the Simpsons these days.

Why not go for another 3 seasons? smile

- THM
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #22 on: 07-16-2014 23:25 »

I can't see the show coming back in any real capacity and as much as I'd be excited by the thought of new episodes, I think that's for the best.

I still think that season 7 represents an absolutely gigantic drop in quality for the show and whilst I'm also sure that they could have sorted that out by hiring back a lot of old writers, I can't ever see them being in the position to have enough money to do that.

If we're incredibly lucky, perhaps they'll turn around and make a film one day, even if it's another straight to video jobby.

Part of me dreams of a world where The Simpsons finally gets cancelled, meaning that they just pump a new Simpsons movie out every few years with one of the eventual sequels being a feature-length cross-over with Futurama.


Still, who knows? After Yahoo Screen's decision to revive Community and now them eyeing up some other show that was cancelled after one season, maybe there are still places that would take Futurama and give them a solid budget after all.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #23 on: 07-17-2014 00:16 »

I'd like to see the show come back. Even not quite as good as it used to be, it's still better than the dreck that passes for the Simpsons these days.
I try not to think like that. Even if it's true, one can forgive a LOT of shit with that thought process.
futz
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« Reply #24 on: 07-17-2014 06:29 »

I think existing episodes might return to AS after CC has run what they have to death. I don't think CC's present 4-6 PM weekday scheduling is going to do much to boost a cultish fanbase. They've put it in an after school toon slot, not many working age people are even home yet. AS would likely move it to a later time that would likely attract older viewers.

IF AS could get the episodes cheap.

As for more new episodes/another revival it would have to be fairly soon. I think the cast and crew are getting a bit on in years. Might start forgetting where the studio is, table reads become table naps, parties only being fueled by prescription drugs, etc.

And there is always the problems of waking the dead one more time. The budget for a "Season" may get cut down to 2 writers for 10 18 minute episodes.
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #25 on: 07-17-2014 08:34 »


And there is always the problems of waking the dead one more time. The budget for a "Season" may get cut down to 2 writers for 10 18 minute episodes.

Thay could still buy time with random flashbacks (let's say e.g. a character regularily fighting a big chicken, etc...).
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #26 on: 07-17-2014 10:54 »

As for more new episodes/another revival it would have to be fairly soon. I think the cast and crew are getting a bit on in years. Might start forgetting where the studio is, table reads become table naps, parties only being fueled by prescription drugs, etc.

It could be much worse, they could hire new guys. After all, we are living in a world with Family Guy as a competing entertainment.
Beamer

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« Reply #27 on: 07-17-2014 15:55 »

Actually, the two were sister shows in quite a few ways up until Futurama's move to CC (both suffered shabby treatment from Fox in their initial runs, then found success via Adult Swim reruns which allowed for their renewal)... An even more terrifying thought, really.
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #28 on: 07-17-2014 22:39 »

So if Futurama had gone the route of taking lowest hanging fruit of all when it came to its humour, it'd still be here today. Probably with David X. Cohen giving interviews pleading for the show to end.
futz
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« Reply #29 on: 07-18-2014 06:24 »

Making episodes with little humor at all probably wasn't the best idea when they were for Comedy Central. But they still have their dignity intact, no paychecks but lots of dignity. Many episodes just seemed like a collection of activities. Perhaps they can get picked up by a very serious channel like Investigation Discovery or the Military Channel and they will make lots of hilarious episodes.
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