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SQFreak

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« on: 03-05-2003 07:13 »

Futurama, Matt Groening's complaints, and the upcoming S1 R1 DVD was featured in today's USA Today. The article is available on the Internet at http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2003-03-05-futurama_x.htm

Groening slams on Fox for failing to promote the show, ignoring its emmy, and cancelling it before its time. He also gives a massive compliment to Cartoon Network.
Kill_All_Humans

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« Reply #1 on: 03-05-2003 07:32 »

Groening, Groening, his our man if he can't do it no one can!

YEAH GROENING!
Carbito

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« Reply #2 on: 03-05-2003 07:32 »

Thats good!
Maybe if the Futurama DVD gets enough attention in it's US release then Fox might decide to put Futurama back on...
FilthyCrab

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« Reply #3 on: 03-05-2003 08:20 »

The only frustrating thing about buying the DVD is that FOX will make money on the deal.  I hate the idea of helping them profit from this show after the way they've treated it and us, the fans.

Having said that, I'll buy it as soon as I can.

The article was good, but it won't be enough to sway FOX - nothing is going to sway FOX at this point.
Oni Zyxer

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« Reply #4 on: 03-05-2003 09:28 »
« Last Edit on: 03-05-2003 09:28 »

What Groening really wants to do is blast out an article that unrelentlessly rips the crap out of Fox. What are they gonna' do, write a letter? Something like that would FORCE them to at least give us a formal cancellation.
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #5 on: 03-05-2003 13:53 »

Woo! Go Matt, i'm glad you've taked out about Futurama being canned by FOX.
CyberKnight

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« Reply #6 on: 03-05-2003 15:09 »

It's nice to see he appreciates CN. Things have gone a bit quiet from him and DXC on the Futurama front, though.
SQFreak

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« Reply #7 on: 03-05-2003 17:33 »

I got an e-mail from TCFHE (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment) announcing new DVD releases for March. Surprise, surprise, Futurama isn't on there.

Take a look: http://www.quack-net.com/angrydome/tcfhe.html

Did I miss something?
Juliet

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« Reply #8 on: 03-05-2003 18:08 »

Well Futurama is a great show and I will never forget it cos I will be keeping my DVD's, videos, Computer game (which I will be getting soon), and other stuff.

Matt and David has done a brilliant job making it for to us laugh.

LittleMiss

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« Reply #9 on: 03-05-2003 18:31 »

HELL YES!  *Goes to read*
LittleMiss

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« Reply #10 on: 03-05-2003 18:33 »

Okay... I have *got* to order the DVD's now.  >:|  They *sing* along with the theme song for godsake!! lol
SQFreak

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« Reply #11 on: 03-05-2003 20:53 »

Does that mean that the commentary is different from the UK commentary? If so I'll have to buy the S1 R1 DVDs too. (I already have the S1 R2 DVDs and the S2 R2 DVDs - I have a DVD-ROM drive with no region-checking.)
LittleMiss

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« Reply #12 on: 03-05-2003 21:19 »

O____o  Lucky bastard.
Erdrik

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« Reply #13 on: 03-06-2003 00:06 »

 
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Originally posted by SQFreak:
... (I already have the S1 R2 DVDs and the S2 R2 DVDs - I have a DVD-ROM drive with no region-checking.)

hee hee. Me too.  big grin
LittleMiss

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« Reply #14 on: 03-06-2003 00:17 »

O____o You other lucky bastard.
CyberKnight

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« Reply #15 on: 03-06-2003 03:31 »
« Last Edit on: 03-06-2003 03:31 »

Sheesh, so THAT's why I had to wait a month to get the Season 1 DVD set for my brother! All you Yanks and Aussies have been stealing our valuable DVDs! And you don't even pay spleeshing VAT on them! Grrrr.   wink.

No matter, when the S3 set comes out, I'll blockade all major ports to prevent export. Mwahahahahaha! All mine   big grin.

EDIT: As for the commentaries:

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Originally posted by USA TODAY:
"They're wild parties, these commentaries," Groening says. "Billy and John sing along with the theme and make up their own lyrics and talk in their characters' voices."
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From the sounds of it, they're the same. The R2 DVDs have the singing and the actors certainly talk in their character voices sometimes.
Teral

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« Reply #16 on: 03-06-2003 03:37 »

 
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Originally posted by SQFreak:
Does that mean that the commentary is different from the UK commentary? If so I'll have to buy the S1 R1 DVDs too. (I already have the S1 R2 DVDs and the S2 R2 DVDs - I have a DVD-ROM drive with no region-checking.)

No, they're exactly the same.

I think Matt was refering to that one instance on the season 2 DVD, where John and Billy does their rhytm&sound trick while adding the word "Futurama" at various instances, during the opening credits.

On the article: Go Matt! But the next time, please rip FOX a new one, rather than just give them a slap on the wrist. And nice of him to give CN a big kudos, for actually promoting the show.

Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
mAtboisLim

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« Reply #17 on: 03-08-2003 04:24 »
« Last Edit on: 03-08-2003 04:24 »

Theres actually a link to preorder the dvd from the main page at fox.com now!
Carbito

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« Reply #18 on: 03-08-2003 04:53 »

Wow!
If they have a link on the main page to pre order then they must be expecting some rather large sales of the Futurama DVD.
emanon

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« Reply #19 on: 03-08-2003 06:13 »
« Last Edit on: 03-08-2003 06:13 »

if any of you guys buy the dvd from fox then you are not true fans IMO no no i will also have you clamped!! tongue

p.s I REALLY  REALLY  REALLY  REALLY  REALLY  REALLY  REALLY  REALLY DISLIKE fox!!!

aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #20 on: 03-08-2003 07:56 »

Hmm, if you buy the DVDs, you're getting them from FOX anyway. And buying the DVDs is good for Futurama, if it's popular, who knows what FOX may do. If it flops, they probably won't bother with the S2,3 and 4 DVDs (in the USA at least).
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