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PEE Poll: What if...
Damn straight I would!   -1 (3.4%)
Maybe, if the writing was still as good.   -10 (34.5%)
Hell no! The animation is half the fun!   -18 (62.1%)
Total Voters: 29

Kryten

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« on: 01-11-2003 21:53 »

CN has already produced new episodes of another series it acquired, Home Movies... but that series is really cheap to make. They also produce shows like Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Harvey Birdman, which have hilarious writing but lousy animation.

So my question is... would you watch new episodes of Futurama if it had the production values of Home Movies or one of the Williams Street shows?

evan

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« Reply #1 on: 01-11-2003 22:07 »

As much as I like the Williams Street shows and the like, I really think that Futurama would be hurt greatly by being animated like that. Part of the fun of watching is seeing the amazing space-backdrops and the computer-generated gizmos. A very choppy, Sealab, style look would really, really hurt Futurama.

Futurama contains a lot of movement and action. The only reason many of the Williams St. shows can look how they do is because there is less action, and focused more on the witty dialogue.

Bender: "Try this, kids at home!
Warning: do not try this at home
Nurdbot

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« Reply #2 on: 01-12-2003 01:55 »

Hmmmmm.Maybe.Depends.
mAtboisLim

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« Reply #3 on: 01-12-2003 02:34 »

Matt Groening and the like are multi-million dollar men...I don't think they would settle for that low
Zed 85

Space Pope
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« Reply #4 on: 01-12-2003 03:58 »

Drei.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #5 on: 01-12-2003 07:39 »

Option 3. Without the quality of animation, the show would lack something. Probably the qaulity of animation.
FryterPilot3000

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« Reply #6 on: 04-05-2003 05:07 »

who here loves nibbler?
FryterPilot3000

Crustacean
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« Reply #7 on: 04-05-2003 05:08 »

huh? i love his cute furry body and his 3rd eye and his diaper and cape. he is so cute
Grim

Professor
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« Reply #8 on: 04-05-2003 05:29 »

err, fryterpilot, u cant just change the topic of a thread, post in the nibbler thread in the HUMAN RESOURCE forum
alexvilagosh

Goose Patrol
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« Reply #9 on: 04-05-2003 05:50 »

id have to see if the animation had much effect, or if it just screwed it up. sure the jokes would be the same, but i dont know if it would be as good...
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #10 on: 04-05-2003 06:10 »
« Last Edit on: 04-05-2003 06:10 »

That's a tricky question, hmmmmm... I'd probably watch it out of curiosity   smile If the writing was still as good, I'd probably keep watching it too, because it's free, but when it came out on DVD, then I wouldn't be so sure   hmpf
Trekzilla3k

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« Reply #11 on: 04-05-2003 13:36 »

Nah....the animation is half the fun,and we don't want this show to jump the shark!!
The Names Nick

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« Reply #12 on: 04-05-2003 14:49 »
« Last Edit on: 04-05-2003 14:49 »

I think the chances of CN making more eps of Futurama are almost nill. If they did start airing new eps they would probably have to be made by FOX then sold to CN to air them because its obvious FOX sees the show as nothing more then a waste of air time the cold harted SOBs that they are. My guess is CN wouldnt be able to afford the price tag of such a deal so I dont think it will happen.

As for trying to make it with crapy animations well I think it would probably be a disaster.
CyberKnight

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« Reply #13 on: 04-05-2003 15:33 »

To be honest, I'd rather wait for a movie. Any attempt to bring Futurama back now would cause a deep split among fans who preferred the older eps and those who preferred newer ones. As many people have said, Futurama is and will remain a cult classic, and if had to go out, I'm glad it's going out the way it has so far this season.
Smitty

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« Reply #14 on: 04-05-2003 17:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Trekzilla3k:
Nah....the animation is half the fun,and we don't want this show to jump the shark!!

You know, earlier today I learnt that phrase came from an episode of Happy Days, something I never knew before.

Anyway, I would probably go with option numero 3. Even though I have no idea what any of those shows that Kryten mentioned are, I assume they have awful animation. Futurama without good animation is like coffee with no sugar. Unless you don't like sugar in your coffee. Or coffee.
Kristi
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« Reply #15 on: 04-05-2003 22:21 »

I probably wouldn't watch because if new eps were made by CN the animation would be bad and they wouldn't make fun of FOX as much (I assume) and Futurama wouldn't have that great FOX edge (Ugh, I just complimented FOX...). And a series finale has already been made so it would be crazy to bring it back, as sad as that is...
PCC Fred

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« Reply #16 on: 04-05-2003 22:27 »
« Last Edit on: 04-05-2003 22:27 »

Can you imagine TNG or DS9 being done on an Original Series budget?

Face it, no matter how good the writing is, nowadays a show has to have the money to support the writer's vision.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #17 on: 04-06-2003 05:08 »
« Last Edit on: 11-15-2008 08:59 »

Would I watch?
You bet your sweet @$$ I'd watch!
Now, whether or not I keep on watching.... that depends on the production qualities of the show.
And that, my friends, is the 64-gazillion dollar question.

<rhetorical question>
TV, is a business, so it boils down to a question of money: If, through some miracle, CN orders new Futurama eps, would enough people watch to allow CN to make a profit by selling ad time?
Spice Weasel

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« Reply #18 on: 04-06-2003 05:17 »
« Last Edit on: 04-06-2003 05:17 »

The animation is more than half the fun for me.  Futurama is just gorgeous to watch.  If it were done ala crappe.  I probably wouldn't give it much of a chance.  The wiriting would have to be really good
FishyJoe

Honorary German
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« Reply #19 on: 04-06-2003 19:50 »

 
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By Kristi:
And a series finale has already been made so it would be crazy to bring it back, as sad as that is...

It wasn't made as a series finale(although the writers probably suspected). Most of the animators and stuff planned on coming back for season 5.

Not that it matters, since the show isn't coming back anyway. But I'm pretty sure the "series finale" is open-ended.
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #20 on: 04-06-2003 19:54 »

Yea, i think they mentioned that somewhere.
bankrupt

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« Reply #21 on: 04-06-2003 23:42 »

I'd still watch because it's Futurama, but I don't know how good it would be.  Futurama is good writing and good animation.  The animation is so beautiful, I'd feel like half the show was missing.
I_HATE_BOTTLES

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« Reply #22 on: 04-07-2003 02:07 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
 It wasn't made as a series finale(although the writers probably suspected). Most of the animators and stuff planned on coming back for season 5.

Not that it matters, since the show isn't coming back anyway. But I'm pretty sure the "series finale" is open-ended.

I thought "Devil's Hands" was made specifically to be the series finale when the futurama crew heard they'd probably be cancelled at the end of season 4.
CyberKnight

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« Reply #23 on: 04-07-2003 03:00 »

It was made such that it could be the season finale, in that it would provide some closure to the series, but its not meant to be a dead-end which could never be picked up on.
Kristi
Starship Captain
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« Reply #24 on: 04-07-2003 03:52 »

I know it might not be the series finale, but it practically is one (unless FOX ordered more episodes, which isn't gonna happen). The big Fry/Leela storyline is being wrapped up (pretty much) and it'll be the last episode ever and there's closure... so it's basically a series finale.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #25 on: 04-07-2003 04:34 »

Never say 'never'.
Hey, they revived Star Trek after NBC cancelled it.
Don't get me wrong; I'm not blowing sunshine up yer' skirt, I'm not saying it'll be easy, nor even likely.
Only that it's possible.

Hope springs eternal...
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
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« Reply #26 on: 04-07-2003 15:50 »

Considering the contempt FOX hold for the show, I'd say the chances of seeing "The Devils Hands...." as the McSeason 6 opener is about 99%.
Torn Receipt

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« Reply #27 on: 04-07-2003 16:19 »

Well, I see chances that it go beyond that. I mean, in "Parasites Lost" Fry had the ability to win Leela. Instead, he got rid of the worms and had to continue attempting to win Leela by his own actions. This could lead to the same thing. If he sells his soul to the devil, then maybe he won't feel right about it. I doubt that he will regress and not actually make it with Leela, but possibly something along those lines. Even if Fry and Leela are together, the series could go on. The writers most definatly left in an option for continuation, lest the immpossible happened-FOX cared about Futurama and revived it. Anyway, I beleive that the episode will always have the ability to open up new shows, and then Hell will freeze over.   CURSE YOU FOX!!!
Sarge

Professor
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« Reply #28 on: 04-07-2003 20:54 »

Devils Hands is a neat episode. It's not a cliffhanger. Some of the remaining eps will be aired in the dead of summer.
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