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Beamer

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« Reply #200 on: 04-15-2015 08:06 »

Whatever happened to those AOL CDs that came in boxes of cereal?

Now Freako comes in your cereal boxes instead.
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« Reply #201 on: 04-15-2015 09:35 »

That's a legitimately good idea that I would love to see happen.

Second. I mean, assuming they could get all the voice actors, it could really work.
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« Reply #202 on: 04-15-2015 20:05 »

I think getting all the voice actors on board would be the easy part.
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« Reply #203 on: 04-28-2015 05:39 »

This just in: Futurama is still cancelled. eek
Scrappylive

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« Reply #204 on: 04-28-2015 06:30 »

*Still re-re-cancelled.
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« Reply #205 on: 04-28-2015 06:46 »

No, the second one. We got upgraded last week.
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« Reply #206 on: 04-29-2015 07:54 »

Excellent futurama news.
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« Reply #207 on: 07-09-2015 09:43 »

Actual news!

They're making a Futurama mobile game. It's almost certainly just going to be some crappy money-harvesting tool in the vein of The Simpsons: Tapped Out and Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, but who knows, maybe it'll be good.

You can sign up for alerts here:
http://www.playfuturama.com/
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #208 on: 07-09-2015 11:54 »

Seems like an odd time to cash in on Futurama's popularity. I would've thought they'd do this back in 2010.
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« Reply #209 on: 07-09-2015 16:12 »

Seems like an odd time to cash in on Futurama's popularity. I would've thought they'd do this back in 2010.

Yeah, I agree. I'm excited but the timing is weird.
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« Reply #210 on: 07-09-2015 18:30 »
« Last Edit on: 07-09-2015 18:41 »

Shame this probably won't be available in the UK or on Android, a double "fuck you" to folks like me. smile

*edit*

Looks like the game has a name.
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« Reply #211 on: 07-09-2015 20:00 »

Yeah, I'm worried about that given that the Head in a Jar app never came to the UK for some bizarre reason.

That said, given that this will probably be a very lucrative venture in the form of a tap and wait kind of game, it probably will make its way abroad.

I think they've chosen to do this now because of the rise of popularity (or rather, the proven success) of these kinds of games. If it has any involvement from the likes of David X. Cohen and Matt Groening, they probably see it as a way to continue the show in some capacity, too.
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« Reply #212 on: 07-09-2015 21:16 »


If it has talking Space Bees, I'll find a phone just for the purpose, D/L the game into it, launch the game, then get out my eye protection and 5-pound sledgehammer big grin

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« Reply #213 on: 07-09-2015 21:25 »

Hoping it's not just another town building game (already have plenty of animated show versions of those already), but if it is, it'd be nice if they got a few of the former writers to help with the ingame dialogue like with Tapped Out and Quest for Stuff (can't imagine Cohen doing much else these days).
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« Reply #214 on: 07-09-2015 23:33 »


Quote from: The Infosphere linky linky above
In "Simpsorama", which aired roughly eight months before the game's announcement, the professor, while in 2014, tells Fry, Leela, and Bender to find out why people in this time period would ever pay for freemium games.

Hilarious if prescient.

I'm intrigued to see how it'll turn out.
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« Reply #215 on: 07-10-2015 00:20 »

If it features new dialogue then I might even give it a shot (assuming it comes to Android).

On the other hand... I hate mobile games.

Still waiting for Telltale to make a Futurama game. wink
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« Reply #216 on: 07-10-2015 03:46 »

But Telltale already have several hundred other franchises to get through first. tongue
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« Reply #217 on: 07-10-2015 07:10 »

But Telltale already have several hundred other franchises to get through first. tongue

True. However I can't really think of anything besides projects that they've already announced that I'd really want (except maybe another season of The Wolf Among Us).
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« Reply #218 on: 07-10-2015 11:24 »

As little as I care about Minecraft, I admit I was intrigued when Telltale announced Billy West as being part of the cast for their Minecraft game.
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« Reply #219 on: 07-11-2015 23:30 »

"Asked if there would be more crossovers between Futurama and The Simpsons, Groening said "it was possible." "What's amazing about Futurama is the fans are still watching the show on Netflix. You know how everything gets rebooted? Futurama will get rebooted someday. We'll see.""

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/comic-con-2015-simpsons-808137
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« Reply #220 on: 07-11-2015 23:44 »

Glad to hear Groening is still hopeful that we'll see the show again! big grin
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« Reply #221 on: 07-12-2015 05:25 »

I swear every notable member of the Futurama staff has said something to that effect, but it doesn't really mean much unless something actually happens. no no

Futurama being such an expensive show to produce definitely doesn't help with it's chances of coming back.
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« Reply #222 on: 07-12-2015 11:22 »

True, though most original productions made by online streaming companies have surprisingly high budgets. Netflix, for example, spent $100 million on the first two seasons of House of Cards, and Orange is the New Black costs roughly $4 million per episode. Granted, these shows are heavily serialised and thus designed more specifically for the Netflix model (which basically favours binge-watching over more traditional methods of tv show consumption), but still, it seemed worth mentioning.

I believe Community also had a higher budget on Yahoo! than it did on NBC, as well.
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« Reply #223 on: 07-12-2015 12:16 »

Wasn't the high cost of production the reason Adult Swim never made new episodes? Or was that due to ownership/legal shiz? Either way, I've always though Futurama was leagues ahead of similar shows as far as animation quality goes.
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« Reply #224 on: 07-12-2015 14:29 »

Adult Swim works to very low budgets in TV terms, so yeah, basically they wouldn't be able to afford to produce Futurama.

Netflix could almost certainly afford to make the show, however, but I'm not sure it would be particularly more worthwhile for them than simply streaming the 140 episodes that already exist.

Anyway, I'd rather the show only returns in one-off special capacities from now on, anyway. More Simpsons crossovers, a feature film, a proper video game... all of that would make me very happy, but I'm not convinced I'd want season 8.
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« Reply #225 on: 07-12-2015 16:24 »

*I* want season 8. *runs off*
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« Reply #226 on: 07-12-2015 16:40 »

Hell, Netflix don't even list the current episodes in the correct order. hmpf
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« Reply #227 on: 07-13-2015 04:39 »

And they break into your house at night to steal various articles of clothing you won't immediately notice missing.  Your government allows them to do this.
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« Reply #228 on: 07-13-2015 05:40 »

Well if the government needs my socks then who am I to argue?
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« Reply #229 on: 07-13-2015 06:30 »

You live in the USA.  Netflix takes measurements of your various body parts while you sleep.  It's sanctioned by hidden clauses in laws your Congress passes without your knowledge or consent.  I watch CSPAN-3 a lot.
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« Reply #230 on: 08-16-2015 00:37 »

IMDb have launched a Top 250 TV shows list as a counter to their Top 250 Films list.

Anyway, Futurama is #121.

For the sake of comparison:
Family Guy is #250
The Venture Bros. is #159
South Park is #59
Archer is #54
The Simpsons is #43
and Rick and Morty is #14
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« Reply #231 on: 08-16-2015 08:28 »

I'm surprised The Simpsons is that low, personally.

Not too bad of a list, though. I mean, most of these show I've never seen but all my favourites are there.
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« Reply #232 on: 08-16-2015 18:57 »

It's a weird list because it's brimming with utter crap. There are so many bad shows on there and, yet, pretty much everything I feel should be on there is. All but 1 of my top 20 shows are on there and the sequel series to the 1 that isn't there, is there.

I'm surprised that The Simpsons is as high as it is. I think it deserves higher, but I thought its reputation would have been unfairly damaged by the dreadful episodes from the last 15 years or so. It seems to be the mentality of a lot of people to vote a series down based on crappy newer episodes rather than to just remember the glory days.
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« Reply #233 on: 08-16-2015 22:47 »

It's a weird list because it's brimming with utter crap.

That describes every single time that IMDb or any other aggregator site have ever published any list of "things you should like because they appear to be popular", which is all that it is.

Of course it's overflowing with shit. But the whole reason that these lists are valuable is that there's usually some buried treasure, and always at least a handful of things that are universally agreed upon as being good (that you should therefore try and make up your own mind about).

I'm surprised The Simpsons is that low, personally.

I'm disappointed (but not surprised) that The Venture Bros isn't higher. It's criminally underrated, and deserves far more widespread recognition.
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« Reply #234 on: 08-16-2015 23:15 »

As expected, most of the new shows are near the top. Futurama is too low, obviously. I think The X-Files should be around the top 20 at least. The good news is 9 out of 10 of my favourite TV shows made the cut, surprisingly almost half of them being British. I got a feeling there will be Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones fanboys trying to knock down Band of Brothers and Planet Earth for the number 1 spot, but hey... that's IMDb for you. tongue
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« Reply #235 on: 08-17-2015 00:29 »

Well, this kind of list isn't exactly an easy thing to make since quality is so subjective. It makes sense for the crappy yet widely popular shows to be there because that kind of popularity is actually measurable.

Needs more BoJack, however.
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« Reply #236 on: 08-17-2015 04:18 »
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Rick and Morty the #14 best TV series of all time?  confused

Even as someone who likes that show, I'm getting really annoyed at how overpraised it's gotten.

Also, they labled Dragonball Z and the original twice. Hell, AVGN and NC are on there, and they're not even TV shows. Yeah, ignoring this list.
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« Reply #237 on: 08-17-2015 12:02 »

Rick and Morty is still really new and it's still basically an underground, cult thing that's predominantly only being viewed by the kinds of people that would actively seek out such a show.

As its popularity grows, it'll attract more of the "average Joes" that don't click with it and its rating will fall.
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« Reply #238 on: 08-18-2015 18:59 »

Even as someone who likes that show, I'm getting really annoyed at how overpraised it's gotten.

"Stop liking what I don't like!"
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« Reply #239 on: 08-23-2015 18:37 »
« Last Edit on: 08-23-2015 18:47 »

Rick and Morty is waaaay to high on that list.
And the Venture Bros. is waaaay to low on that list.

For comparison.. Futurama and the Venture Bros. are both very obviously better than Adventure Time. And stating that Rick and Morty is better than CB, utter nonsensical BS.

People need to vote with better scores on IMDB.

#14. Rick and Morty
#24. Cowboy Bebop
#97. Adventure Time
#120. Futurama
#159. The Venture Bros.
#240. Regular Show  
#249. The Boondocks  
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