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Crumpet

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« on: 09-26-2002 09:58 »

Futurama is obviously the best cartoon ever but i've got to ask whether it will be remembered as a classic. Especially with the trouble that it is in at the moment with it having the plug pulled. who is going to remember it in a few years time apart from the die hardcore fans. Lets face it, it doesn't have the popularity of the Simpsons.  hmpf
Tweek

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« Reply #1 on: 09-26-2002 10:19 »

I suspect it will still be repeated, after all it has been made they might as well get as much money from it as they can and airing repeats is cheaper than making new shows.
Kryten

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« Reply #2 on: 09-26-2002 10:33 »

What the...!? This is on-topic! What's it doing here?
Loki

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« Reply #3 on: 09-26-2002 11:51 »

Of course, it will, for chosen people. It’s a pity, but not everyone understands Futurama.

- Oh! This cartoon, like Simpsons but not so interesting?
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Too common opinion. And we can't change it. So, if you mean, may it become a classic like some Disney’s cartoons - then 'No'.

PS: It is proved by scientists that Futurama is watched by the most advanced people of modern society.
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #4 on: 09-26-2002 12:02 »

Futurama is already a clasic..

Here in Spain in the next Sci.Fi convention there will be a whole conference about Futurama by two doctors.......
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #5 on: 09-26-2002 13:05 »

I definately think Futurama will be remembered, but unfortunately I doubt it will be remembered as a classic. Of course it is a classic, but not enough people realise it.
Archie2K

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« Reply #6 on: 09-26-2002 14:29 »

The trouble is it doesn't really fit into any category. It is a sci-fi, kiddies, animated, adult humoured cartoon. At least that's what the tv channels seem to think.

Still 4 seasons isn't bad, and if a channel gives it a decent slot and set of reruns then it may well become a 'classic'.
Teral

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« Reply #7 on: 09-26-2002 15:02 »

It'll not be Simpsons-league classic, more like cult-classic, mainly around cartoon fanatics and Internet geeks. It will be remembered as a great show, with solid writng and groundbreaking animation.

Still, the Star Trek: TOS option isn't impossible.
evan

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« Reply #8 on: 09-26-2002 17:43 »

I think it'll be a cult classic along the lines of "The Critic". After all, not many people in <cough>regular<cough> society remember that (by regular, I mean people who love and support Jim Carrey films). I do think that "Futurama" will be remembered, and I do think that Comedy Central might pick it up late nights in a few years.

But, then again, I'm biased and insane.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #9 on: 09-26-2002 18:12 »

Futurama will never be remembered as a classic, if only because it's eclipsed by it's predecessor The Simpsons.

9 times out of 10, whenever you have a spin-off or "by the makers of..." show, the original is always most fondly remembered.  For example, no matter how good Star Trek spin-offs are, the original series will always be that little slice of TV legend.  It'll be the same with Futurama.  No matter how good it is, it'll go down is history as "by the guy who created The Simpsons".
Chump

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« Reply #10 on: 09-26-2002 18:16 »

It will join the other unloved shows like Family Guy and Invader Zim... sigh. I wish there were a network that stuck with them.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #11 on: 09-26-2002 18:29 »

Futurama will popular as the simpsons sadly because:
 
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Originally posted by Archie2K:
The trouble is it doesn't really fit into any category.
plus it's shity time slot.



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Kryten

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« Reply #12 on: 09-26-2002 19:58 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
I think it'll be a cult classic along the lines of "The Critic". After all, not many people in <cough>regular<cough> society remember that (by regular, I mean people who love and support Jim Carrey films). I do think that "Futurama" will be remembered, and I do think that Comedy Central might pick it up late nights in a few years.


You mean after Cartoon Network's done with it in 2007?  big grin

FilthyCrab

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« Reply #13 on: 09-26-2002 22:07 »

IT is a classic, but will probably only ever end up with a cult following. 

I heard a reference made to bender on another show last night (trying and failing to remember the details now).  It was funny and in context.  If enough things like this happen n other shows, maybe Futurama will be able to build a bigger fan base and attain true classic status, but I'm not going to hold my breath.
ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #14 on: 09-28-2002 05:05 »

It will definately be remembered but unfortunately not as a classic I dont think. I think the only people who will think its a classic will be us lot  wink
Its not AS well known as The Simpsons. Maybe if Futurama was made before The Simpsons it would be a classic. Just like Fred said, it will always be eclipsed by The Simpsons.
I'll never forget it though  smile
evan

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« Reply #15 on: 10-02-2002 17:09 »

It is kind of sad that Futurama has always been in the Simpsons' shadow to most viewers. If Futurama had no connection to the Simpsons, then I think it's chance of being a classic would be greater. However, if it wasn't connected to Matt Greoning, then it probably wouldn't be as funny as it is now. A condunrum if there ever was one.
Pandaboy

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« Reply #16 on: 10-03-2002 15:31 »

I think you have to think a bit in Futurama, you donīt have to think a  lot to appreciate Simpsons, thatīs why it appeals so much to the "normal" crowd. But thatīs just me

My first post....yiihaaa
Pandaboy

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« Reply #17 on: 10-03-2002 15:35 »

 
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A condunrum if there ever was one.

Whatīs a condunrum btw?
Teral

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« Reply #18 on: 10-03-2002 15:42 »
« Last Edit on: 10-03-2002 15:42 »

From Dictionary.com:

 
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co·nun·drum 
n.
1: A riddle in which a fanciful question is answered by a pun.
2: A paradoxical, insoluble, or difficult problem; a dilemma
3: A question to which only a conjectural answer can be made

Welcome to PEEL, Pandaboy. Enjoy it here.   big grin
Guy

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« Reply #19 on: 10-03-2002 16:08 »

Welcome to the message board of tomorrow!
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Holly J. Fry

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« Reply #20 on: 10-03-2002 16:17 »

Welcome to PEEL, PandaBoy!  big grin

Again, I think it will be a cult classic. All my sci-fi loving friends love it and follow it, but most people don't. It has a unique audience which I hope it will retain despite the shitty treatment.
Zed 85

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« Reply #21 on: 10-03-2002 16:26 »

I find this depressing.  frown
All this "when new Futurama episodes are dead and gone..." I don't actually like thinking about.
But that's just me and my obsessed craving

Anyway, welcome Pandaboy  big grin, there, that makes me feel better  smile
iliketowankalot

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« Reply #22 on: 10-03-2002 17:24 »

thats ffs job zed, where is Randi these days anyway?
BendingUnit1141

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« Reply #23 on: 10-03-2002 17:48 »

The fans will remember Futurama as a classic. Not everyone. The problem is that some people just aren't into sci-fi, and even if Futurama is just a spoof viewers may not get all the star trek jokes. I'll miss you, Futurama!
Just Chris

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« Reply #24 on: 10-03-2002 20:23 »

Chronolgy-wise:

Simpsons > Futurama

So it will be hard for Futurama to have a world-wide following that the Simpsons is because The Simpsons came first. The Simpsons overshadows every one of Futurama's references with their own. We would have to make Futurama quotes a daily part of our lives.
masTers

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« Reply #25 on: 10-06-2002 22:02 »

If futurama was given the air time and exposure it deserves, so everyone can enjoy it, then it would be remembered as a classic, and better than the simpsons. But sadly due to TV Stations and FOX Executives not being able to organise anything, it sadly wont, never say never but, one day one of us might be running a TV Station or even be rich enough to buy the Futurama rights and contiune production, we can only hope!
clampybot

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« Reply #26 on: 10-07-2002 07:46 »

It sucks Futurama is only on fox8 in Australia. The show could get cancelled.
d0nk3yk0ng

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« Reply #27 on: 10-07-2002 08:15 »

hey clampybot, remember when futurama was on Channel 7 on friday nights 7:30? i miss it, i wish channel 10 would grab the rights, and show it on the 6:00pm where they thrashing the old old old episodes of simpsons once again...

My only choice is to go to a friend's house and watch futurama whenever it's on foxtel, or wait till they come out on dvd here in oz (nov27th for season 1)
Tweek

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« Reply #28 on: 10-07-2002 09:39 »

 
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Originally posted by iliketowankalot:
...where is Randi these days anyway?
She rarely comes on PEEL these days  frown Perhaps she'd come more if she knew you were back  smile

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