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Carbito

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« Reply #40 on: 01-28-2003 03:31 »

That second round of mailing sounds like a good idea. Would it be a good idea to mail to Fox in Australia because it costs a lot to send all the way to the US.

Erdrik is right in theory but his methods seem a bit extreem...
Carbito

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« Reply #41 on: 01-28-2003 03:39 »
« Last Edit on: 01-30-2003 00:00 »

On the topci of media attention I urge all Australian and everyone how wants to help to visit:

http://todaytonight.com.au/contactus/29913.html

It's a "suggest a story" site for TodayTonight, a trashy "current affairs" show that follows the news. I know it's a long show but if we all request to put a segment on about ous "sturggle against Fox to get our show back" and mention the petition then maby we could get a small segment on it! Oh, the network that TodayTonight show is on also shows Futurama!
Da BigNibbla

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« Reply #42 on: 01-28-2003 05:10 »

I think hand delivering the petition, while also sending it to a number of other non-Fox media news organizations, like E! or Hollywood Reporter. This just might get some other people outside of this forum really making it known how much this show will be missed. I have to agree that if Fox even mentioned anything about a picket they would make such a joke of it, that it would do little to help our cause. It was a good suggestion though.
Carbito

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« Reply #43 on: 01-28-2003 05:16 »

A petition will always help, but we have to make sure that lots of people are going to be there first!
FilthyCrab

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« Reply #44 on: 01-28-2003 08:03 »

 
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Originally posted by MrMayat:
Has any TV shows been saved from a picket/protest before?

There was this little thing called Star Trek that was saved from an early demise by protests.  It went on to become one of the bigest sci-fi franchizes in history.

Maybe we should try to organize FuturamaCons around the globe in order to get more attention.  That's how the fans of Star Trek did it in the early days.

Carbito

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« Reply #45 on: 01-28-2003 08:39 »

lol, were they accually going to cancell Star Trek!
FuturamaCons might be a bit hard to organize because we would need to get in touch with lots of fans for it to work.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #46 on: 01-28-2003 09:36 »

Actually they did cancel Star Trek.
Zed 85

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« Reply #47 on: 01-28-2003 10:14 »

Remember, as it stands, Futurama only has 7 less episodes than Star Trek TOS had in absolute total. Thing is I don't really want to see "Futurama: The Next Generation" as a continuation, do you?
PCC Fred

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« Reply #48 on: 01-28-2003 10:21 »

In addition, Star Trek went wildly downhill during it's 3rd season.  Had it gone on to a 4th or even 5th season, it would have become an embarressment to it's former self.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #49 on: 01-28-2003 11:53 »

I am nowhere near FOX, and I don't think a picket would help anyway. Although if other people go, and someone brings a cell phone, I guess I could call and yell out "save Futurama" slogans with everyone.

If it happens, my advice is to have a sense of humor about the nerdiness of the situation. Maybe have signs that say "give the internet nerds something to watch" or something making fun of the other hilariously trashy FOX programs. Nobody likes humorless fanatics who get too serious over a TV show.
blahness

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« Reply #50 on: 01-28-2003 13:01 »

what about the Fox viewer comment lines?  you can leave fox a message about how you want them to show and produce more futurama *shrugs*
Erdrik

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« Reply #51 on: 01-29-2003 01:23 »
« Last Edit on: 01-29-2003 01:23 »

     
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Originally posted by Erdrik:
Mail letters to Fox, then mail copies of those letters to All the news agencies(in America). That way even if Fox 'quietly shredds' the letters they might get put in the media 'limelight' and send our protest directly through the media. Even if it doesn't immidiatly get a reaction from Fox it'll spread the word quicker than emails, and 'Web pages news posts' and call more to the cause.
Also send copies to one of the Peelers whom lives near the Fox studios/Headquarters whatever. So that they can as Venus suggested dump a big 'ol bag of mail on they're door step. But We should do All of this! becuase if we're going to get Fox to renew its got to be big enough to get they're attention.

Quoting so it isn't lost on the previous page.
     
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Originally posted by Carbito:
That second round of mailing sounds like a good idea. Would it be a good idea to mail to Fox in Australia because it costs a lot to send all the way to the US.
Erdrik is right in theory but his methods seem a bit extreem...
I'd say mail to both.
In the immeasurable stupidity of Fox, unusual stratigies are nessicary.
Besides its not that extreme. If you want something done you do everything you can to get it done.
Hell I even contacted The Better Business Bureau!     evil laugh
http://todaytonight.com.au/contactus/29913.html  Yet another place to protest. thanks to Carbito.      big grin       wink

EDIT I have contacted these as well.
You should contact them too.
Contact them Now!!!: http://www.abcnews.go.com/service/Help/abcmail_news.html
Nightly@NBC.com
msnbcinvestigates@msnbc.com
contactdr@cbbb.bbb.org
http://www.cnn.com/feedback/ 
http://www.cbs.com/info/user_services/fb_global_form.shtml

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PCC Fred

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« Reply #52 on: 01-29-2003 06:18 »

 
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Originally posted by blahness:
what about the Fox viewer comment lines?  you can leave fox a message about how you want them to show and produce more futurama *shrugs*

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!  laff
Ben

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« Reply #53 on: 01-29-2003 06:25 »

 
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Originally posted by SQFreak:
For the Australians:

Fox Studios Australia Pty Limited
4 Driver Avenue
Moore Park
NSW 1363

Heh, I used to live around the corner from there.

Still wouldn't get me there though...

FilthyCrab

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« Reply #54 on: 01-29-2003 08:01 »

 
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Originally posted by Zed 85:
Remember, as it stands, Futurama only has 7 less episodes than Star Trek TOS had in absolute total. Thing is I don't really want to see "Futurama: The Next Generation" as a continuation, do you?

JL Picard as the professor - and Wesley Crusher as Cubert. [::Shudders in fear::]

If I recall correctly, the fans managed to get the network to finish out the season for TOS, instead of killing it off immediately.  As for Futurama TNG, that would be so very wrong.

SQFreak

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« Reply #55 on: 01-29-2003 16:14 »

Hey, I love ST:TNG! Episode 202: Darmok.
Kryten

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« Reply #56 on: 01-29-2003 16:43 »

Now now... Futurama: TNG might be good for a laugh.

But let's stop there. We don't want to see "Futurama: Sojourner" any time soon, do we?
evan

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« Reply #57 on: 01-29-2003 17:00 »

You guys would all be wetting your pants if Futurama: TNG starred the child of Fry and Leela, the child of Kif and Amy, and loveable old, non-aging, Bender.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #58 on: 01-29-2003 17:27 »

Child of Fry and Leela? Hey, it could happen. (McWorld...)
Bender-1729
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« Reply #59 on: 01-29-2003 17:46 »

There's a german FOX studio and I wrote a letter to the USA???!!!!..........That sux! ;-)
Nixorbo

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« Reply #60 on: 01-29-2003 22:22 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
Now now... Futurama: TNG might be good for a laugh.

But let's stop there. We don't want to see "Futurama: Sojourner" any time soon, do we?

I dunno, "Planet Express Ship" or "Nimbus" both sound like good concepts.

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Carbito

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« Reply #61 on: 01-30-2003 00:34 »
« Last Edit on: 01-30-2003 00:34 »

...I don't think they are going to be making a Futurama TNG any time soon  no no

This topic has strayed from the original picket idea... 
Teral

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« Reply #62 on: 02-03-2003 14:30 »
« Last Edit on: 02-03-2003 14:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
 I dunno, "Planet Express Ship" or "Nimbus" both sound like good concepts.


"Futurama: Far Out 9" would be remembered as the best of them all among fans.

Although mainstream media would neglect it in an almost criminal fashion.
Erdrik

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« Reply #63 on: 02-04-2003 02:01 »

 roll eyes Whatever. I don't think Futurama really has any spin-off value. They did it right the first time and any attemp at a spin-off would just degrade it.  no no

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Nixorbo

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« Reply #64 on: 02-04-2003 02:27 »

You seem to think we're being serious or something.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #65 on: 02-04-2003 04:32 »

I'd go picket FOX if I could. That said, I'd also go and blow FOX into atoms if I could, and that would eliminate the chances of them noticing the picket.

Damn.

As for Futurama:TNG I think that maybe we should all write to FOX and convince them it'll be the best money spinner they've ever had. As long as they think we're ripping off Star Trek, thy'll love it. FOX and ripoffs go together like lime and coconut.

Come to think of it, maybe we should push for an animated series about a lime and a coconut having hot naked romps on a deserted beach. FOX and filth go together like Mom and Prof. Farnsworth.
Erdrik

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« Reply #66 on: 02-05-2003 01:30 »

Come to think of it, maybe we should push for an Real Life series about Mom and Prof. Farnsworth having hot naked romps in a public playground. FOX and nasty go together like totalnerduk and Nixorbo.
j/k  laff

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Archie2K

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« Reply #67 on: 02-05-2003 07:32 »

I say we just claim FOX has links with Al-Qaeda, that we have the evidence and will present it next week, and let all the pieces fall into place.
FilthyCrab

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« Reply #68 on: 02-05-2003 08:03 »
« Last Edit on: 02-05-2003 08:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
You seem to think we're being serious or something.

Us and serious go together like lime and a coconut.

 
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Originally posted by Archie2K:
I say we just claim FOX has links with Al-Qaeda, that we have the evidence and will present it next week, and let all the pieces fall into place.

The fact that we can find no evidence of this is, in and of itself, evidence enough.  As far as I'm concerned, FOX has weeks, not months to come to their senses, or face the consequences.
bankrupt

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« Reply #69 on: 02-05-2003 12:37 »

 
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Originally posted by FilthyCrab:
  The fact that we can find no evidence of this is, in and of itself, evidence enough.  As far as I'm concerned, FOX has weeks, not months to come to their senses, or face the consequences.

Don't forget that you're "sick and tired" of FOX not accounting for the unaired episodes we all know they have.
Grim

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« Reply #70 on: 02-05-2003 22:38 »

A picket would be ignored.
Fox is a corporation, they arent going to renew a show they dont like themselves. We know it happened to Family Guy, but that's different its not sci-fi.

Fox execs just dont understand futurama. Hell, the only sucessful Fox sci-fi series is the X-files only coz its a cash cow.

If fox dont do it of their own free will, it wont happen full stop.

As for spin-offs. I thought about this a little last year, I rekon Zapp Brannigan could have his own Deep Space Adventure series, it could work maybe?  big grin
winna

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« Reply #71 on: 02-05-2003 22:58 »

We could picket, but most anybody in the community couldn't go.  So the only other way to picket them is to FIND A LOT OF DRUNKS IN THE LA AREA!!!!  big grin  Let's get lots of signs up pointing to cheap drinks, yeah, that would boost up the number of people.  Plus with drunks sitting in front of the Fox studio they could party and throw up all over Fox's doorstep!  A new wave of letters sounds like a good idea, but we need to send them to many different sources.

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