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Chris9000

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« on: 04-09-2015 16:55 »
« Last Edit on: 12-04-2015 13:13 »

I was chatting with some guy and he told me Netflix is bringing it back for a 26 episode season. Is this true? I tried to Google it but I there were no results. hmpf
winna

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« Reply #1 on: 04-09-2015 19:50 »

But how do we know you're not the biggest fan ever?
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« Reply #2 on: 04-09-2015 20:10 »
« Last Edit on: 04-09-2015 20:12 »

No, it's not true. Whoever told you that was either lying or severely misinformed.

There were rumours of talks between the producers and Netflix when the show originally ended, but nothing was ever confirmed. And, obviously, if such talks did happen, nothing ultimately came to fruition. But you probably already deduced as much from your Google searches. After all, if it were true, you'd have found many, many results confirming it. wink

For the record, if the show ever were to be picked up by an online streaming service such as Netflix, it wouldn't be the only way to watch the show. Distribution methods would differ outside of the US, and they'd still do the usual dvd/blu-ray releases after a certain period of time, as they have done with other Netflix original productions (House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, etc.).
winna

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« Reply #3 on: 04-09-2015 20:25 »

But how do we know who was Netflix?
Scrappylive

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« Reply #4 on: 04-09-2015 20:32 »

Who's Ned Flicks?



Also, upon reading this thread title -- despite my better knowledge and judgment -- I couldn't help but get a little hopeful. frown
winna

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« Reply #5 on: 04-10-2015 05:20 »

But how do we know -- despite my better knowledge and judgement -- ?
Scrappylive

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« Reply #6 on: 04-10-2015 05:39 »

Personally, I prefer to spell judgment without the optional e. Judgment just looks so much cleaner to me than judgement.

For similar reasons, I prefer to spell cancelled with the optional second l. Canceled feels like it's lacking something in comparison to cancelled. Two ls so close together: it just feels right. flirt
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« Reply #7 on: 04-10-2015 08:50 »

Judgment is an awful spelling, aesthetically speaking. Too many consonants crammed together in the middle. THEY NEED TO BREATHE, DAMNIT.
winna

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« Reply #8 on: 04-10-2015 10:56 »

I kind of like it. I like the other way too though, and that's how I subconsciously added the e.
Chris9000

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« Reply #9 on: 04-10-2015 11:15 »
« Last Edit on: 12-04-2015 13:13 »

Alright, well thanks guys. I didn't really believe him in the first place.
Chris9000

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« Reply #10 on: 04-10-2015 11:32 »

But how do we know you're not the biggest fan ever?
Because if I was I would have known this wasn't true tongue
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« Reply #11 on: 04-10-2015 16:01 »

I just haven't bothered to keep up with news about it now that it's off the air, but someone told me Netflix is bringing it back for a 26 episode season.

Someone told me that for just $29.99 a month, I can guarantee my reincarnation as a millionaire sex symbol. That doesn't make it true though.

If you google something and don't find any solid information, it's probably nothing more than a rumour - and the last news I can find via google for this is from Xmas. Even then, it's nothing more concrete than Katey Sagal saying she'd be up for spending more time voicing Leela.

There were rumours of talks between the producers and Netflix when the show originally ended, but nothing was ever confirmed.

The rumour of Netflix picking up Futurama was started in earnest last autumn by a parody news site. Since the site's other offerings include articles about Ted Cruz slowly privatising NASA and the conservation of endangered species, and turning NFL players into terminator-style cyborgs following off-pitch injuries, I don't think that Chris9000 or anybody else should be taking anything they say even close to seriously.

Scrappylive

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« Reply #12 on: 04-10-2015 17:13 »

Plus, the name of that website sounds like a pee joke.
AdrenalinDragon

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« Reply #13 on: 04-10-2015 20:39 »

I want the show to stay dead, to be honest. Give it one final movie, and I'll be up for it.
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« Reply #14 on: 04-11-2015 21:39 »
« Last Edit on: 04-12-2015 01:13 »

I'm not the biggest fan ever, but I do watch the show regularly. I just haven't bothered to keep up with news about it now that it's off the air, but someone told me Netflix is bringing it back for a 26 episode season. Is this true? I tried to Google it but I barely found any results.

As stated before:
Nope, there are no verified information regarding the show to be picked up by Netflix (or any other medium).

A certain amount of rumors were spread after Futuramas cancellation. Often on a stance saying "Yeah, yeah, the show was cancelled. Once again..it ALWAYS came back so far, right? So, this cancellation is basically just a break".

Also - motivated by wishful thinking - some fans WANTED to read more into various statements. One of the most famous examples was an interview with Katey Segal.  She wanted the show to continue, and refered to Matt Groening having told her "Don't worry, we well be back" (not sure wether this is the literal quote). While this sounds like a "Cheer-Up" phrase, the verbal equivalent of a supportive pet on the shoulder, some read this as Matt's definite, verified and carved in stone statement for the show's revival.

Anyway, if you hear anything regarding Futurama's renewal that is NOT an official statement made by some official representative, you should not bestowe too much trust in it.

I want the show to stay dead, to be honest. Give it one final movie, and I'll be up for it.

Right now, I am sceptical about that "final movie". With the same writing staff, that movie might still suffer from the much criticised "too pop-cultury" mood that grew heavier during the new run. If I remember correctly, it was TNUK describing the show as "Society has changed, technology has changed...but it turns out people are still the same". While the new run often showed NNY as a copy of today, with maybe 1-2 additional technical gimmicks added.
Should they be able to make a movie that
- makes use of the timing-experience they showed in the Simpsons movie
- Get back from the pop-culture references and
- Find some last Sci Fi classic to take on
..well, in that case: Looking forward to it.
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