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Melllvar

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« Reply #40 on: 03-17-2003 06:31 »

In my opinion, I'd rather let the show die as it is, than live with it being "FOXed".  It wouldn't be the show we know and love.

I just hope that FOX hurry up and bring out the four production seasons on DVD, then we can all enjoy them in our own time.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #41 on: 03-17-2003 14:43 »

Hello All,
     Let me see if I have this straight:
1) Still smarting from the Simpson's, Matt G. wrests creative control over Futurama out of Fox's hands.
2) This presumably leads to hard feelings between Matt G. & co., and Fox.
3) In a fit of protracted infantile anger, Fox maroons Futurama in an undesireable time slot.
4) This leads to numerous pre-emptions, stunted growth, lackluster ratings, and Futurama fans starving on the installment plan.

Now:
Who owns what rights to Futurama? My reasoning will become apparent, if not already, depending on the answer.

Oh, yeah!
To answer the initial question in this thread: Yes, but at a cost...
Teral

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« Reply #42 on: 03-17-2003 15:39 »
« Last Edit on: 03-17-2003 15:39 »

 
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Originally posted by FryBender3000:
Yeah, im very well planning on buying the dvd set when it comes out later, but yeah Teral... Those request are stupid and outlandish and I can see why Matt decided not to change them.

Just one more example to show there is no love lost between FOX and Matt Groening. This time from the "Bender Gets Made" audio commentaries:


Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
Tweek

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« Reply #43 on: 03-18-2003 09:47 »

 
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Originally posted by my delightful friend Holly:
As it stands, Futurama will always be a good, solid, cult show with a following. If Groening had allowed FOX to influence it, it might run and run, but it wouldn't be of any great quality.

I think quality of episodes is worth more than quantity.
I agree, I'd rather think "great show, pity it only lasted a few seasons" than "This is ok and long running, a great idea but not as good as it could be"
DBCrader

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« Reply #44 on: 03-19-2003 08:40 »

 
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Originally posted by Timo:
Welcome, Action Jacktion!  It's nice to see another Babylon fan here.  Oddly, there don't seem to be too many of us in this place.  I would have thought it a natural fit.


   It's just never come up...  LOOK OUT!!!  The evil, right-wing Bush-backer is actually a B5 fan as well...  that show spoiled me... can't watch any other Sci-Fi TV since... gave up entirely on DS9 while B5 was on the air...  and it still pisses me off that no-one picked up on CRUSADE... now I'll NEVER know what that damn box that Capt. Gideon has is all about!!!

UsualNoise
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« Reply #45 on: 03-19-2003 09:53 »

I'm still holding out hope that once Fox loses rights to Futurama MG will be able to find a new home for the show and get the production team back together.  Really, the biggest reason Fox probably hasn't officially cancelled Futurama is that they don't want someone else to have it and (God forbid) see it succeed (plus they hate Groening).  MG has enough TV clout at this point that it could get done if he *really* wanted to - and hopefully, the anger at Fox will translate into action... hopefully.
FryBender3000

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« Reply #46 on: 03-19-2003 21:48 »

Yeah, I would love for it to find a new home, I just wish it could have been avoided somehow...
winna

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« Reply #47 on: 03-19-2003 22:35 »

But what kinda home are we talkin bout???  Another regular station like CBS or ABC (I very well doubt that they'd work with MG, but who knows), or something like Cartoon Network?  If Cartoon Network gets it though, will they have the money to make it a good show?
Molten Boron

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« Reply #48 on: 03-20-2003 00:16 »

CBS or ABC would never show a Fox produced show, beside Disney and Viacom would not put Futurama on their networks, they have not shown an animated show on prime time since the second season of The Simpsons.  The only channel other than FOX would be Cartoon Network, the problem is that their parent company lost 1 Billion (USD) last year, the plus is that CN is now it a new division.  Fox would have to cancel Futurama then CN would have to order new episodes from Fox, just like other networks would do to show Fox produced shows.  Buffy, PJs, Grounded for Life come to mind.
Grim

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« Reply #49 on: 03-20-2003 00:29 »

When Fox cancelled the show Sliders (Staring Jerry O'connel (Tom Cats) and John Rhys-davies (Lord of the Rings)) the amerrican Sci-fi channel picked it up, seeing as Futurama is Sci-fi what about them?
UsualNoise
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« Reply #50 on: 03-20-2003 00:50 »

Yes, besides CN & UPN I could see the Sci-Fi channel as a possibility; after all, they picked up MST3K from Comedy Central, so there is a precedent for sci-fi comedy.  I don't really care where it goes, as long as Futurama stays alive somewhere.
Kryten

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« Reply #51 on: 03-20-2003 00:54 »

Unfortunately, the Sci-Fi Channel is now being managed by people even stupider than the ones running Fox.
Grim

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« Reply #52 on: 03-20-2003 01:06 »

How so Kryten?
(Im not an ammerican so I wouldnt know much about them)
DBCrader

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« Reply #53 on: 03-20-2003 08:04 »

 
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Originally posted by Grim:
How so Kryten?
(Im not an ammerican so I wouldnt know much about them)

   Well... for one thing, they won't bring back DOCTOR WHO...  instead, they insist on stuffing up the airways with every bad 70's sci-fi show...
Kryten

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« Reply #54 on: 03-20-2003 23:49 »

They also cancelled their second-most-popular (and most critically aclaimed) show for no intelligible reason.
DBCrader

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« Reply #55 on: 03-21-2003 07:54 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
They also cancelled their second-most-popular (and most critically aclaimed) show for no intelligible reason.

   What?  FARSCAPE???  At least they gave it a good run... they didn't pre-empt it at every available opportunity...  didn't keep changing airing days...

FryBender3000

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« Reply #56 on: 03-21-2003 08:19 »

I would love for Futurama to go to Sci-Fi or Cartoon Network, both are good to me, it could be after Emerill Live on the food channel or on VH1, as I don't care just let it be on
UsualNoise
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« Reply #57 on: 03-21-2003 11:35 »

 
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Originally posted by FryBender3000:
it could be after Emerill Live on the food channel

BANG!!

blahness

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« Reply #58 on: 03-21-2003 12:23 »

 
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Originally posted by UsualNoise:
 BANG!!



im sure you mean BAM!

UsualNoise
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« Reply #59 on: 03-21-2003 16:13 »

 
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Originally posted by blahness:
 
im sure you mean BAM!


DANG!! 

  wink
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