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Improfane

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« on: 11-19-2002 13:45 »

Well, I am new here, so I will start with saying:

Hello!

This being done, there is a question I have. (As you may have guessed from the title. Or why did you open this thread?)

Anyway, will this be the final season of Futurama? And if so, is there any hope that FOX will change it's (out-of-)mind?
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #1 on: 11-19-2002 13:50 »

Welcome to peel. Good lookin' avatar.  tongue

mArc should have an answer on your question.


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« Reply #2 on: 11-19-2002 13:58 »

 
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Originally posted by ZombieJesus:
Welcome to peel. Good lookin' avatar.   tongue

mArc should have an answer on your question.


im sure he has the answer just a cut/paste away... hehe i wonder how many times he has answered that question

Improfane

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« Reply #3 on: 11-19-2002 14:11 »

Zombie Jesus, well, I can only pass that compliment regarding the avatar back to you.

I have read the FAQ, but it didn't say whether the episodes Fox had ordered last year will be all shown in this season. The amount of finished episodes wasn't mentioned in the FAQ at all. So, I am clinging onto my feeble hope for at least one more season, even though I am bracing myself for the day those hopes will be shattered...

Furthermore, I am curious whether there are any new rumors regarding the show. I can hardly imagine that of the shows FOX is currently broadcasting, Futurama is the least succesful, and since animated shows are most likely not among the most expensive ones, it just seems illogical to cancel the show.
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« Reply #4 on: 11-19-2002 14:13 »

well i could answer it for you in a short answer... there should be 14 remaining episodes to be shown this season after that there is no more in production... i believe fox decides around feb. if they will order new episodes or not.. and there is no news on that front  frown we are all painfully waiting with you
Improfane

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« Reply #5 on: 11-19-2002 14:20 »

Thank you... Well, I think I will keep on hoping that things will turn out fine in the end...

Incidentally, when I am reading this thread, every post in it, including my own, is spoken by Dr. Zoidberg's voice in my head. Which makes it all pretty hilarious, in spite of the sad subject.
Kryten

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« Reply #6 on: 11-19-2002 15:10 »

I think the world would be a happier place if everyone talked like Zoidberg, why not?
aslate

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« Reply #7 on: 11-19-2002 15:13 »

Look what i managed to find, searching for the Futurama cancelled thread...

 http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/Futurama/1-000526/

It's got everything about online petitionbeing crap. What have we done? An online petition! (Aswell as the snail mail).
BendingUnit1141

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« Reply #8 on: 11-22-2002 06:16 »

 
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Originally posted by Improfane:

I have read the FAQ, but it didn't say whether the episodes Fox had ordered last year will be all shown in this season. The amount of finished episodes wasn't mentioned in the FAQ at all. So, I am clinging onto my feeble hope for at least one more season, even though I am bracing myself for the day those hopes will be shattered...

Furthermore, I am curious whether there are any new rumors regarding the show. I can hardly imagine that of the shows FOX is currently broadcasting, Futurama is the least succesful, and since animated shows are most likely not among the most expensive ones, it just seems illogical to cancel the show.

Thats the perfect description of FOX- Illogical.

Welcome to PEEL  smile

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« Reply #9 on: 11-22-2002 08:27 »

Welcome to PEEL, Improfane! I wouldn't have had high hopes of a season 6 of Futurama... It's becoming more and more obvious that the show will be cancelled, and no one knows why - probably not even those in charge at Fox.
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« Reply #10 on: 11-22-2002 10:30 »

Well then again, we still have a tiny bit of hope even if Fox doesn't order new episodes.  Cartoon Network has the rights to show all the old episodes starting in January, but if Fox cancels the show they might sell all the rights to CN and we've seen CN resurrect other shows especially from WB.
Ricky

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« Reply #11 on: 11-22-2002 11:14 »

Yeah, but Cartoon Network wouldn't get Billy West &Co to do voice-overs, would they? (I ask because I'm not sure)
Improfane

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« Reply #12 on: 11-22-2002 23:04 »

  big grin

Thanks for the warm welcome, folks!   cool
Teral

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« Reply #13 on: 11-23-2002 16:46 »

 
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Originally posted by Ricky:
Yeah, but Cartoon Network wouldn't get Billy West &Co to do voice-overs, would they? (I ask because I'm not sure)

I think some of the voice-actors would come back in a heart beat if the opportunity to do more Futurama presented itself. Particular John DiMaggio sounds like a hardcore fan of the show, Katey Sagal and Lauren would probably be available too, the most difficult would probably be Billy West.

The problem is more that Cartoon Network won't have the money to pay for a new season. The 10 million they paid for the rights to air reruns is their biggest purchase ever (as far as I know), compare that with the cost of making a Futurama episode and the chances are pretty slim.
Improfane

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« Reply #14 on: 11-23-2002 19:04 »

How do you get your informations, regarding the voice actors of the show?

(And, yes, I know I probably sound like a complete n00b  wink)
Teral

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« Reply #15 on: 11-23-2002 19:22 »

I'm making educated guesses. Nothing of the above is based on something the voice actors have said.

But if you listen to John DiMaggio on the DVD audio commentaries you hear that he is a real fan of the show. That make me believe that he would be glad to return if he had the chance.

Katey only does Leela, I think it's possibly for her to do the voice, even if she gets other jobs. I heard something about a sit-com a few weeks ago.

Billy West is a fantastic voice actor, and is highly sought for. He might be too cought up in other projects, if/when a new season is made. I truely hope this isn't the case, but he will probably be the most difficult to get.

As I said, just educated guesses.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #16 on: 11-23-2002 19:27 »

Actually I think Billy West would be easier to get hold of that Katey Sagal.  I may be wrong, but I think voiceovers are less time consuming than appearing in live action productions.  Most of Billy West's work is voice overs, while much of Katey Sagal's is live action.  I assumed that's why West was able to do DVD commentaries but Sagal wasn't.
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« Reply #17 on: 11-23-2002 21:37 »

By the way im new. Hi everyone. Cartoon Network has possibly just bought the rights to Futurama off fox so there may be new episodes in the next 12 months
bankrupt

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« Reply #18 on: 11-23-2002 22:51 »

I think Cartoon Network only bought the syndication rights, FOX still owns the show.
Loki

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« Reply #19 on: 11-24-2002 09:08 »

Maybe, it would be better for the Futurama to be killed now… I mean it’d better than to became a soapy soap. It’s just like with X-files, at first it was very good (I watched all the episodes) but since the season 5. I didn’t watched X-f any more.
But in spite of that, I really hope that there will be a new season…
Teral

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« Reply #20 on: 11-24-2002 17:08 »
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Judging from the last 2 episodes (and the other 3 4ACV episodes we've seen) Futurama would have a long life ahead of it, if FOX wasn't so dead-set on killing it.

Look at "Jurassic Bark". 138 reviews on CGEF in less than one week, and an average rating of 92%! The episode with the second-highest riviews is "A Pharaoh To Remember", 124 reviews in 8 months. Many people say they went online to search for Futurama-sites after seeing "Jurassic Bark", just to share their opinion on this episode.
DBCrader

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« Reply #21 on: 12-09-2002 08:50 »

 
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Originally posted by bankrupt:
I think Cartoon Network only bought the syndication rights, FOX still owns the show.

      From what I've been led to understand, Cartoon Network owns the rights to show ALL of them...  and FOX doesn't own the show... that's one of the reasosn they treat it so shabbily...

       Interesting possibilities here... either FOX goes into a flurry of showing episodes, trying to get all the remaining ones on the air before they hit Cartoon Network airwaves, or CN can advertise new episodes of FUTURAMA...  at least CN promotes the thing... full page ad in Entertainment Weekly and all...

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« Reply #22 on: 12-10-2002 03:13 »

welcome
Gocad

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« Reply #23 on: 12-10-2002 03:45 »
« Last Edit on: 12-10-2002 03:45 »

 
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Originally posted by Loki:
Maybe, it would be better for the Futurama to be killed now… I mean it’d better than to became a soapy soap. It’s just like with X-files, at first it was very good (I watched all the episodes) but since the season 5. I didn’t watched X-f any more.
But in spite of that, I really hope that there will be a new season…

X-Files became boring after three seasons, but aside that, I believe that Futurama would have enough potential for at least two or three "all new" seasons. Then it could boldy go where many good shows have gone before.
Archie2K

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« Reply #24 on: 12-10-2002 09:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
The episode with the second-highest riviews is "A Pharaoh To Remember", 124 reviews in 8 months.

And that's because so many people went online to tell you how much it sucked! *awaits flurry of abuse*
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« Reply #25 on: 12-10-2002 11:45 »

 
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Originally posted by Archie2K:
 And that's because so many people went online to tell you how much it sucked! *awaits flurry of abuse*

But . . . it's true . . .

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« Reply #26 on: 12-11-2002 03:57 »

Unfortunately fox owns all the rights to the show, the only rights they dont have on it is publishing rights, Matt Groening retained these for Futurama, just like he did with The Simpsons
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #27 on: 12-11-2002 14:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
 But . . . it's true . . .

I actually quite liked it smile


Teral

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« Reply #28 on: 12-11-2002 15:22 »

 
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Originally posted by Archie2k:
And that's because so many people went online to tell you how much it sucked!

::high-fives Archie::
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