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Newcom
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« on: 07-28-2014 23:05 »

Hello everyone,  Well; it has been almost a year since the last installment of Futurama and I am suffering from withdrawal symptoms.  Gone through all eight seasons and the four full length features with no relief.  Been posting little love notes to Matt Groening on every news report from the San Diego Comic-Con via Yahoo to please bring back Futurama.  Would encourage other Futurama enthusiast to do the same.  Heck, we just might get lucky and someone will renew the series.  Cross your fingers everyone....

Newcom   smile 
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #1 on: 07-28-2014 23:22 »

I am a millionaire producer who has been waiting for a fan passionate enough to show how meaningful this show is to them. This post has shown me that Futurama is worth reviving. Thank you, sir!
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #2 on: 07-29-2014 02:39 »

Dunno if you know this, but it's not really up to Matt Groening and David X. Cohen. It's all in the hands of Comedy Central or Fox or whatever.

Do you think they wanted to be cancelled?
Scrappylive

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« Reply #3 on: 07-29-2014 17:43 »

The original run on Fox ran from 1999-2003.

The second run (including the movies) ran from 2008-2013 on Comedy Central.

The cybernetic oracle predicts that we will have a third run from approximately 2019-2023 on some online streaming service.

Or not.


Viva La Futurama.
Two Liters of Slurm

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« Reply #4 on: 08-02-2014 00:32 »

I'd say that FOX is a top candidate with American Dad moving to TBS in September where they would need to fill the void. Matt and co. would love to resurrect the series but as UL says it is in the filthy hands of network executives.
Scrappylive

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« Reply #5 on: 08-02-2014 05:32 »

Ehh, I suppose anything is possible, but I wouldn't count on it happening. Fox could've broadcast seasons 5-7 on their own network if they had wanted to. They'll probably do the usual business of ordering a few pilots, picking a couple of those to air, and end up cancelling all but one by the end of the season.
Beamer

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« Reply #6 on: 08-03-2014 19:11 »

If the show had a chance of moving to TBS, we would've heard about it when Matt and David were shopping it around last year. It's highly unlikely at this point.
LeelasOpposite

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« Reply #7 on: 08-11-2014 00:05 »

This show needs to come back! I love this show this is my favorite series since Breaking Bad wtf?
Tachyon

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« Reply #8 on: 08-11-2014 01:18 »


The odds of a second comeback are rather slim, imo.  And I'm very happy with what they've given us over the years.  I wouldn't say 'no' to a few more seasons, though.

LeelasOpposite

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« Reply #9 on: 08-11-2014 01:22 »


The odds of a second comeback are rather slim, imo.  And I'm very happy with what they've given us over the years.  I wouldn't say 'no' to a few more seasons, though.

Yeah same here it would be nice to have a few more seasons of the show, but the ending was just full of feels.. how would they bring it back if they did? would they just go back to normal or Fry and Leela would marry eachother again?
Beamer

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« Reply #10 on: 08-11-2014 06:12 »

You should ask Matt Groening! He totally visits this forum. roll eyes
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #11 on: 08-11-2014 09:04 »
« Last Edit on: 08-11-2014 10:25 »


The odds of a second comeback are rather slim, imo.  And I'm very happy with what they've given us over the years.  I wouldn't say 'no' to a few more seasons, though.

Yeah same here it would be nice to have a few more seasons of the show, but the ending was just full of feels.. how would they bring it back if they did? would they just go back to normal or Fry and Leela would marry eachother again?

In case of a renewal, it seems probable that they keep Fry and Leela a couple, but refrain from a marriage.  Hooking up Fry and Leela for good has always been a subject of discussion among writers (see ItWGY), based on an underlying fear to destroy the shows dynamics. Yet (during season 7) it turned out that the "lets keep them together, but mention their relationship only when necessary" strategy just worked fine. Unlike the on/off status, that was not greeted with too much praise.

About the writers visiting the forum:
None of them is active here, but I woud rather be amazed should a few of them not take an occasional look at fansites. After all, everyone in the movie business wil read reviews about their work.

@Beamer>The On-Topic section does not really suffer from overboarding activity, and neither was Peel flooeded with new users lately. So, there is basically no need to give new members an eye rolling "Jeez, what a stupid question" greeting. Especially when similar questions regarding Futurama's development have been subject to guesses among older regulars, and were considered uncritical.
LeelasOpposite

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« Reply #12 on: 08-11-2014 16:01 »


The odds of a second comeback are rather slim, imo.  And I'm very happy with what they've given us over the years.  I wouldn't say 'no' to a few more seasons, though.

Yeah same here it would be nice to have a few more seasons of the show, but the ending was just full of feels.. how would they bring it back if they did? would they just go back to normal or Fry and Leela would marry eachother again?

In case of a renewal, it seems probable that they keep Fry and Leela a couple, but refrain from a marriage.  Hooking up Fry and Leela for good has always been a subject of discussion among writers (see ItWGY), based on an underlying fear to destroy the shows dynamics. Yet (during season 7) it turned out that the "lets keep them together, but mention their relationship only when necessary" strategy just worked fine. Unlike the on/off status, that was not greeted with too much praise.

About the writers visiting the forum:
None of them is active here, but I woud rather be amazed should a few of them not take an occasional look at fansites. After all, everyone in the movie business wil read reviews about their work.

@Beamer>The On-Topic section does not really suffer from overboarding activity, and neither was Peel flooeded with new users lately. So, there is basically no need to give new members an eye rolling "Jeez, what a stupid question" greeting. Especially when similar questions regarding Futurama's development have been subject to guesses among older regulars, and were considered uncritical.

Yes that technique worked out quite well for the show, but there has also been a rumor going around that Futurama is going to have a crossover with The Simpsons.. what are your thoughts on that? i honestly hope it doesn't happen because frankly i believe it would ruin the show.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #13 on: 08-11-2014 16:12 »
« Last Edit on: 08-11-2014 16:14 »

Yes that technique worked out quite well for the show, but there has also been a rumor going around that Futurama is going to have a crossover with The Simpsons.. what are your thoughts on that? i honestly hope it doesn't happen because frankly i believe it would ruin the show.

Well, bad news for you, because it ain't a rumour, it's 100% confirmed.

It was confirmed at Comic-Con last year; it's called "Simpsorama" and is set to air on the 9th November. They also showed a brief preview of it at this year's Comic-Con, which someone filmed and uploaded to Instagram.

For more info, here's the episode's Infosphere page.
LeelasOpposite

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« Reply #14 on: 08-11-2014 16:21 »

Yes that technique worked out quite well for the show, but there has also been a rumor going around that Futurama is going to have a crossover with The Simpsons.. what are your thoughts on that? i honestly hope it doesn't happen because frankly i believe it would ruin the show.

Well, bad news for you, because it ain't a rumour, it's 100% confirmed.

It was confirmed at Comic-Con last year; it's called "Simpsorama" and is set to air on the 9th November. They also showed a brief preview of it at this year's Comic-Con, which someone filmed and uploaded to Instagram.

For more info, here's the episode's Infosphere page.

Ugh, I remember reading about it.. I didn't want to believe it, whats your opinion on the crossover?
DannyJC13

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« Reply #15 on: 08-11-2014 16:31 »

I'm excited for it mainly because it's another chance to see the Futurama gang again, possibly for the last ever time. I'm hoping it will be fun to finally see them interact with characters from The Simpsons, since the character types worked really well against each other in The Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis comics. I hope it's as good in animated form.

My biggest fear is if the crossover turns out to be shit (which most around here are predicting it to be) and the episode is considered canon within the Futurama universe. I don't want it to be canon in regards to Futurama at all, but I'd be slightly more forgiving if the episode turns out to be brilliant. I recall DXC saying something about we never saw what the Futurama characters got up to between The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings and Bender's Big Score when talking about the crossover, so that isn't the best sign. hmpf
LeelasOpposite

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« Reply #16 on: 08-11-2014 16:46 »

In a way i am too, but I honestly think it's not going to be the same, I am excited to see how it turns out in a way.
LeelasOpposite

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« Reply #17 on: 08-11-2014 18:55 »

It's also going to have the original voice actors so i'm warming up to the crossover, i did love The Simpsons movie i'll have to wait and see how it goes can't wait!
DannyJC13

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« Reply #18 on: 08-11-2014 20:46 »

i did love The Simpsons movie i'll have to wait and see how it goes can't wait!

Sadly the crossover's running time is only 22 minutes, same as a normal episode of The Simpsons. hmpf
LeelasOpposite

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« Reply #19 on: 08-11-2014 20:51 »
« Last Edit on: 08-11-2014 20:57 »

i did love The Simpsons movie i'll have to wait and see how it goes can't wait!

Sadly the crossover's running time is only 22 minutes, same as a normal episode of The Simpsons. hmpf

True that sucks .-. so is it going to run on Comedy Central or Fox?
Inquisitor Hein
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« Reply #20 on: 08-11-2014 20:55 »

* Inquisitor Hein goes to forum-education mode

Leelasopposite: When making additions to one of your posts (as in replies 16 & 17), you are supposed to use the "Edit" button, and not to double-post.

Well then...proceed, citizens, nothing to be seen here wink
DannyJC13

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« Reply #21 on: 08-11-2014 21:12 »
« Last Edit on: 08-11-2014 21:13 »

True that sucks .-. so is it going to run on Comedy Central or Fox?

Considering it's classified as an episode of The Simpsons, it will be shown on Fox. smile
LeelasOpposite

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« Reply #22 on: 08-11-2014 21:15 »



True that sucks .-. so is it going to run on Comedy Central or Fox?

Considering it's classified as an episode of The Simpsons, it will be shown on Fox. smile



Oh nice have they decided on what time it airs (on November 9th)?
DannyJC13

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« Reply #23 on: 08-11-2014 21:20 »

I don't live in the US so I don't know what time Fox usually airs The Simpsons, perhaps another PEELer can answer that for you.
LeelasOpposite

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« Reply #24 on: 08-11-2014 21:25 »

Oh that's okay dude you've been lot's of help anyways, so thank you for that :3
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #25 on: 08-12-2014 02:14 »
« Last Edit on: 08-12-2014 02:18 »

Gone through all eight seasons and the four full length features with no relief.  

I'm nitpicking here, but there's either seven production ("true") seasons including the movies or there's nine broadcast seasons not including the movies or ten broadcast seasons including the movies. I don't see how you've arrived at eight seasons plus the movies.


I'd say that FOX is a top candidate with American Dad moving to TBS in September where they would need to fill the void. Matt and co. would love to resurrect the series but as UL says it is in the filthy hands of network executives.

It would be nice but I can't see that happening. It feels like Fox are winding down their animation output. Animation Domination is all but officially shutting down at this point, what with the live-action comedies being scheduled to air alongside their animation on Sundays, the official closure of ADHD with it now only producing online-content, and both The Simpsons and Family Guy appear to be in their final stretch. There's been a lot of speculation that the shortened episode order for season 26 of The Simpsons is a means of burning off all the holdover episodes that they've accumulated so that they'll be in more of a position to finish the show.


As for "Simpsorama", I'm happy about it for roughly the same reasons as Danny. It's another chance to see the Futurama universe and even if it sucks, who cares? It's an episode of The Simpsons; not an episode of Futurama so I don't need to consider it canon even if they decide that it is for some strange reason. I would care about it tarnishing the legacy of The Simpsons except that I honestly believe that The Simpsons has absolutely been run into the ground over the past decade or so, to the point that they'll only be able to sink any lower if they start getting really racist or something of that nature.
David X. Cohen has spoken about it as if it is canon, but he also said that in order for the continuity to work, it has to be set in-between the show being cancelled on Fox and picked up by Comedy Central, when we didn't see them for a few years, so whatever happens can't have any real impact on the show's universe, otherwise we'd have seen some of the fallout in Bender's Big Score, onwards.
Beamer

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« Reply #26 on: 08-13-2014 03:26 »

Oh nice have they decided on what time it airs (on November 9th)?

Fox confirmed their new Sunday schedule a few months ago: The Simpsons will be airing at 8pm on Fox (though I believe that's either an hour ahead/behind depending on if you're on the east/west coast - I'm not from the US so I don't totally know how the scheduling works).

You really should just check on Google before posting questions like this. It's much simpler.

I'm nitpicking here, but there's either seven production ("true") seasons including the movies or there's nine broadcast seasons not including the movies or ten broadcast seasons including the movies. I don't see how you've arrived at eight seasons plus the movies.

Presumably because the DVDs were split into 8 volumes, not including the movies? In fact, in some countries, the DVDs are actually released with the word "season" on the packaging instead of "volume."



As for "Simpsorama", I'm happy about it for roughly the same reasons as Danny. It's another chance to see the Futurama universe and even if it sucks, who cares? It's an episode of The Simpsons; not an episode of Futurama so I don't need to consider it canon even if they decide that it is for some strange reason.

My thoughts exactly. Even if this crossover turns out to be absolutely garbage, all it amounts to is another shitty Simpsons episode in the bank. Doesn't tarnish Futurama in any way.
LeelasOpposite

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« Reply #27 on: 08-13-2014 03:30 »

I shall do that from now on thank you kind sir
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