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Code Green

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« on: 08-23-2002 23:38 »
« Last Edit on: 08-23-2002 23:38 »

From what I've been reading online, FOX has announced that Futurama will air it's last episode on May 18th 2003. Supposedly, the production crew of Futurama was able to make a last episode. It will kind of rap things up for them. It's sad to say it, but I think that it's over for Futurama. At least on FOX. We still have hope that Cartoon Network will syndicate the show for their Adult Swim lineup. Also, Matt Groening may develop a Futurama Movie(s) and of course there are the comic books. So, in a sense, even if the series finale will be in May, it won't be the end. Any thoughts on it?
Loki

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« Reply #1 on: 08-24-2002 01:37 »

Where is the nearest suicide booth?
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Homo homini lupus est
bartman

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« Reply #2 on: 08-24-2002 02:14 »

Nooooooooooooooooo! they cant do this.
Joe25

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« Reply #3 on: 08-24-2002 02:31 »

At least we get 1 new episode finale instead nothing.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #4 on: 08-24-2002 05:23 »

Well if that means all 16 of the remaining episodes are aired by May 18th 2003 then that's great news. I was seriously expecting them to hold a load over and make a so called '6th season', but if this is true then it looks like we'll finally be able to watch ALL of the remaining episodes within the next year smile And this doesn't mean there won't be any more episodes made, we won't find that out until around February next year, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed smile

homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #5 on: 08-24-2002 10:53 »

May 18th 2003 the last episode on my 18th birthday how odd is that!? But it will be that dumb "devil plays with Idle things" episode.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #6 on: 08-24-2002 10:57 »

Re: code green's post

I could have sworn that "The Devil's Hands are Idle PLaythings" was made with the idea that it MAY be the last episode ever, but left open enough, JUST IN CASE Fox gets their collective heads out of their collective asses and ordered a few more seasons.
Torquemada

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« Reply #7 on: 08-24-2002 11:05 »

Rumour abound on the internet. I am going to wait and see. It is the only way I can stop the rage building.
bartman

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« Reply #8 on: 08-24-2002 12:47 »

Maybe they wont make a final episode at all? Fox probably wont let them air it or show it at 1AM
PCC Fred

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« Reply #9 on: 08-24-2002 13:08 »

By definition there'll be a final episode.  The question is have they made a finale?
Venus

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« Reply #10 on: 08-24-2002 16:13 »

i thought we established a while ago that devil's hands was being used as the finale.
bartman

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« Reply #11 on: 08-24-2002 17:11 »

Maybe they decided to do it diffrent.
lfv
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« Reply #12 on: 08-25-2002 19:32 »

The final episode (of production season 4) is almost in the can. From what Matt Groening and David Cohen said at the  Futurama-o-rama panel it'll be somewhat of a rock-opera episode.
Venus

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« Reply #13 on: 08-25-2002 21:56 »

does rock-opera translate into musical?? if yes then "yay! if not then "damn it!"
M5438

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« Reply #14 on: 08-25-2002 22:14 »

That episode is said to have a plot line involving music; so probably.
Chump

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« Reply #15 on: 08-25-2002 22:57 »

I heard that the last episode will be the "The Why Of Fry", even though things are still open for more episodes, it answers a lot of questions, so they thought it would be appropriate for a final ep. I think Sarge said that way back.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #16 on: 08-26-2002 12:16 »

Sarge says "The Why of Fry", David X. Cohen says "The Devil's Hands...".

That means FOX will select some crappy Bender heavy episode to finish the series.
bankrupt

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« Reply #17 on: 08-26-2002 12:53 »

Oooo, I get to wait for a Futurama movie that Matt G. will make between the dates of never and never.  Renew the damn show!
M5438

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« Reply #18 on: 08-26-2002 13:15 »

I have some hope for renewal.  They did this exact thing to the Family Guy.  If the pattern holds for Futurama we'll at least get one more production run.
Bendo

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« Reply #19 on: 08-26-2002 16:22 »

The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings is the 'final' episode that is intended to be shown. According to various reports this episode will bring closure to alot of things but at the same time keep enough open that they could continue on with the series.
I do not believe that there is a 'final' episode that is being worked on to close out the series. Devil's Hands was the creators looking ahead and seeing the writing on the Fox bathroom walls as to the future of the show there.
RM
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« Reply #20 on: 08-26-2002 16:39 »

I still think that 'The Why Of Fry' should be the last episode. If an episode explaining why Fry was brought to the future doesn't wrap up the series, I don't know what could. I'm still looking forward to 'The Devil's Hands..' though. It should be good, as long as 'a rock-opera' episode doesn't mean it's a novelty musical episode, like that Simpsons clip show or that Buffy episode I've heard people talking about.
Speli

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« Reply #21 on: 08-26-2002 16:39 »

Gaaahhh! The evil Mike! has returned!
Venus

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« Reply #22 on: 08-26-2002 17:51 »

hey, that musical buffy ep is what got me hooked to the series. yummy Spike and his yummy voice  love
Shadowstar

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« Reply #23 on: 08-26-2002 18:03 »

Hey, I opened a thread for what the season finale of Season 5 should be a while ago, but oh well.
And... no more Futurama? And then Simpsons cancelled the next year? And suicide booths needing 6 more years until they're released?
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
slimmyCGEF

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« Reply #24 on: 08-26-2002 18:09 »

we futurama fans will have to manage with the early alpha releases of the suicide booths already being produced..
Matty

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« Reply #25 on: 08-26-2002 19:03 »

TvTome lists futurama season finale to air at the 18th of may, 2003, and its an episode after Idle Hands are the Devil's Playthings  frown
 http://www.tvtome.com/Futurama/season5.html

I dont know what to think, but I mailed that AskFox thing to take a shot at receiving a reply that explains this

It also lists Kif gets knocked up a notch to air november 17, which is good news   cool 
Bendo

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« Reply #26 on: 08-26-2002 19:16 »

It would seem it would be difficult to pull all the talent associated with Futurama together to create a 'final' episode in such a short time. I realize that it would only be one episode but with a majority of those involved with the show already out working someplace else I can't imagine them coming back to do one last show.
Maybe it is some clip show pulling together highlights of the last 5 years as a way of saying goodbye. Until there is some official word on it I am still going with Idle Hands as being the 'final' episode.
I wouldn't be too concerened with the musical number being dumb or boring. I think this will rank up there with What's Opera, Doc? as the alltime great animation musicals.  smile
RM
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« Reply #27 on: 08-27-2002 03:01 »

Damn Fox's Oily Hides
Venus

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« Reply #28 on: 08-27-2002 03:11 »

i so do not buy that they'd give us an extra ep. part of me dosn't even want one. If they make a truly final ep then that basically kills all hope of another production run ever. And if it REALLY ties up all of the loose ends then we can kiss any movie prospects goodbye.
Joe25

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« Reply #29 on: 08-27-2002 04:09 »

I don't think one episode can end the possibilities (unless Fry dies or something to that extent happens).  Even if F&L do (or ultimately don't) get together the show could still be an unlikely possibility that a movie could be made.  Adventures with the crew are still possible.

This last episode (granted that it exists) either be a "sequel" to Devils Hands or a clip episode which was mentioned by Bendo.  This last episode may be the closest we'll get to more episodes.
Matty

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« Reply #30 on: 08-27-2002 07:52 »

well

this is what ASKFOX has to say:

 
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Series finale??!!  Hopefully the "series" finale is many many years down the line.

We do not schedule our ALL-NEW episodes for the new season that far out - check in early 2003 to see what this Season's "Season Finale" might be

Thanks for writing

ASKFOX
Teral

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« Reply #31 on: 08-27-2002 15:43 »

ALL-NEW! Wow, that Fox logic is really something. They're not all-new, they're over a year old, FOX. Granted they've never been shown before, but...

"Idle hands..." would be the ideal season finale. I don't want them to make a clip-show, way to early and cheap.

 
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Series finale??!! Hopefully the "series" finale is many many years down the line.

Something to pin our hopes on, or did the intern that manages AskFOX just make a screwup?
Mike!

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« Reply #32 on: 08-27-2002 16:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Speli:
Gaaahhh! The evil Mike! has returned!

 tongue Hey, I'm not evil just because I didn't think season four was as good as the other ones.
Chump

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« Reply #33 on: 08-27-2002 20:43 »

Guys, I am making a psychic prediction.

Futurama will continue to air until 2008, since thats the year when Stop and Drop Suicide Booths come into use. THe two will "ironically" happen together.

What were you talking about Family Guy getting another run? I never heard that! Explain!
[-mArc-]

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« Reply #34 on: 08-28-2002 00:12 »

Family Guy was cancelled/hiatused once but got to do another season then before it got cancelled all together. I think it was David X. Cohen who told me that they'd hope for that, but this was back in February.
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #35 on: 09-12-2002 17:03 »

Mm.....

Well..until more info comes.. what we have is that there is a "Final" episode appart from "Idle hands" wich was planed to be like "a final episode" in case of cancellation, but now appears to be a real "final" episode..

Is not groening style to make clips, yeap, he made it in The Simpsons with some specials... but Futurama has not the same "manner" of do things like Simpsons, Groening said that futurama is the reality of the simpsons, so i hope that he don`t destroy a perfect series finale making a cheap clip, i hope that he make that great finale wich he comented many times.... and.. is that episode marked? like 4ACV19 or something?, where is Sarge or Animator1 when you need them?, why petrol is so expensive her?, will my car survive the next year? will DOOM3 work in my computer? why Bush is so stupid? will be Star Wars Episode3 good? will die Jar Jar in it? why TIE fighters explode so often?

Those and more questions will be answered soon   roll eyes
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #36 on: 09-14-2002 13:42 »

Take2-Repeating for less brilliant persons?

that last episode will be the known "Idle hands" or is one new and unknown episode?
Teral

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« Reply #37 on: 09-14-2002 14:04 »

I'm hoping for "Idle Hands.." and it sounds the most likely.

In that vein: If FOX do announce sometime around January that Futurama is axed, should Cartoon Network pile together enough money to make a final episode, that could tie everything together, or should we just wait for the movie?
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« Reply #38 on: 09-14-2002 15:18 »

Why would CN pay like 1.5m (extra costs to get the team together) for one episode when they just payed only 6 times that for 72 times the number of episodes? I doubt this will happen for just one episode.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #39 on: 09-14-2002 16:01 »
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[-mArc-] is right, maybe Cartoon Network will treat Futurama with a lot more respect than Fox, but at the end of the day all they really care about is money. I seriously doubt they're going to go through the costly and complicated task of getting an entire animation team together to make one episode, especially when they've got 72 other ones.

I'm sorry to pull a downer, reality sucks, the truth can be painful.
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