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CyberKnight

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« Reply #80 on: 03-08-2003 18:04 »
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Here's an unsettling thought.... by the time the next unannounced ep airs (be it "The Why of Fry" or another ep), Sky will have reached "Kif Gets Knocked Up A Notch". This will put them only 2 or 3 episodes behind the US.
evan

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« Reply #81 on: 03-08-2003 20:53 »

Damn, I guess the Brits are luckier. They still get recent Futurama, and they get the DVDs. From what I gathered, Sky shows it every week, no matter what. It's likely that they might catch up to the U.S. in a few weeks, perhaps even overtaking FOX.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #82 on: 03-09-2003 05:00 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
From what I gathered, Sky shows it every week, no matter what. It's likely that they might catch up to the U.S. in a few weeks, perhaps even overtaking FOX.

They're pretty likely to catch up, but I'm pretty doubtful that they'll be able to air a new ep before Fox. One can only hope though. According to PCC Fred, Sky have said that they'll be showing 'Bend Her' as part of Season 5, and if Fox decide not to show it, then I wonder what will happen?...

CyberKnight

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« Reply #83 on: 03-09-2003 06:00 »

Unfortunately, FOX have now confirmed CGEF's report that there will be no new Futurama tomorrow. The fox.com frontpage lists "The Simpsons" at 7pm. The actual schedule still list Futurama, however (erroneously) - but at the moment, both the Next Week and This Week schedules are identical (week of March 9th).
Teral

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« Reply #84 on: 03-09-2003 09:26 »

I'm sure Sky wont overtake FOX. Just like CN, the contract between Sky and FOX would give FOX first dip at airing episodes.

Probably why Danish Tv2Zulu haven't started airing season 3 and 4 until now. They air an episode every Sunday, no exceptions or cancellations, and would've caught up with season 4 in no time. However I doubt we'll see McSeason 5 any time soon.
LittleMiss

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« Reply #85 on: 03-09-2003 09:51 »

Hey, a new episode is on tonight, right?
Teral

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« Reply #86 on: 03-09-2003 09:57 »

Nope, FOX just didn't care to update their own website about the schedule change, hence the confusion. Tonight is a Simpsons repeat ("Helter Shelter", or something in that direction), and "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles" will air next Sunday.
Juliet

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« Reply #87 on: 03-09-2003 11:25 »

Stupid Fox!

Gocad

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« Reply #88 on: 03-09-2003 11:37 »

Remember,

"You are watching FOX..."


I'm watching you. Yes, YOU!
CyberKnight

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« Reply #89 on: 03-09-2003 11:55 »
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Evidently not even FOX's own affiliates seem to know what the heck is going on, as a Google search of them reveals some are advertising "Helter Shelter" (ugh) and some are advertising "Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles" (yay).   wink. More than likely, the second group just take their schedule from the official FOX site.

I've said it before and I'll say it again - I hate the American Network TV system   frown.
Actually makes you appreciate Sky and the Beeb. (Well, maybe "appreciate" is too strong a word  wink).

EDIT - I'm going on a rant now  evil laugh . I still can't understand why Sky are prevented from showing new episodes before FOX - their target reach is entirely separate (or can you get Sky in the US via satellite?) and I would have thought Sky would get fed up of having to muck about with their programming to accomodate FOX's total lack of consistancy?

It's also interesting that Sky are currently only airing new eps of "The Simpsons" every three weeks or so - and I've missed a couple (yes, I still watch it even if it isn't Season 3-8 quality) because of it. Are Sky just trying to extend the season longetivity or is it because Season 14 started over here at roughly the same time it did in the US?

Finally, a minor question - in the US, is HD (High Definition) TV just a fancy word for what we Brits would call Digital TV?
The Skoot

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« Reply #90 on: 03-09-2003 13:18 »

Sky have staggered new Simpsons for years and years now. I suppose it's so the seasons would pretty much blend into each other, but I see no real advantage to that.

And no, HDTV is not what we call digital TV. HDTV apparently has an amazing resolution. I haven't seen comparison pictures, but I've heard that playing Halo on HDTV is an amazing experience.
aslate

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« Reply #91 on: 03-09-2003 14:44 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
Damn, I guess the Brits are luckier. They still get recent Futurama, and they get the DVDs. From what I gathered, Sky shows it every week, no matter what. It's likely that they might catch up to the U.S. in a few weeks, perhaps even overtaking FOX.

Luckier eh? I'll speak for someone that only has Terrestrial/Freeview. No new Futurama, only 'finished' season 3, with no sign of airing I Dated A Robot in the near future. Futurama is aired every-so-often at 1AM on C4. Oh, we get it cut to bits too  mad . Then of course on the DVD front, the USA normally get DVDs ahead of us, only fair we get a release before them once in a while.

CyberKnight

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« Reply #92 on: 03-09-2003 18:53 »

I agree it's a bit unfair on those without Sky/NTL etc - but IMHO Sky One should be a freeview channel anyway.

I really wish that the Beeb had got Futurama instead of C4; they treat "The Simpsons" well (aside from when it's bumped for Athletics or what have you), plus the added bonus of no commericial interruptions.

BTW The Skoot, thanks for clearing that up.
LittleMiss

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« Reply #93 on: 03-09-2003 20:35 »

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!  *Kills FOX*
McGrady

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« Reply #94 on: 03-09-2003 20:56 »

 
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Originally posted by CyberKnight:
Finally, a minor question - in the US, is HD (High Definition) TV just a fancy word for what we Brits would call Digital TV?

HDTV has 2-4 times higher resolution, as well as being digital.  Most tv's currently have to transfer the signal to analog to display them, even when they are digital to begin with (like from a satelite or cable).  They don't have the color saturation problems of ntsc or the color strobing problems of pal.  HDTV also allows any framerate or resolution without older inferior conversion methods.

Basically HDTV is a big fancy monitor used as a television.
CyberKnight

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« Reply #95 on: 03-10-2003 14:27 »

I REALLY hate to be the bringer of (potentially) bad news, but I don't think there'll be an ep on Sun March 30th, either. It looks like (from the schedule link below) it will be knocked for another repeat of "The Simpsons". Of course, all this is subject to change and/or affiliate screwup (I hope  frown).

Link: http://wvah.com/schedule/  (follow March 30th)
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #96 on: 03-10-2003 15:06 »

 
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Originally posted by CyberKnight:
I REALLY hate to be the bringer of (potentially) bad news, but I don't think there'll be an ep on Sun March 30th, either. It looks like (from the schedule link below) it will be knocked for another repeat of "The Simpsons".

If that turns out to be true, then it's helloooo Season 6 of Futurama. I think we all pretty much guessed that would happen anyway though  frown
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