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FryBender3000

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« on: 03-29-2003 17:33 »

How did you find out/tune in/found Futurama...

I found it one day when on search for "things" to download on the internet, I decided to get some South Park episodes... On my search for a site I found one but also it had Futurama and Dilbert episodes. So I download one of Futurama, than I remembered it when previously I never really caught much of it accept for the debut (which i liked and some other episodes sparingly but mostly due to no ads, wonder why?) and got my memory jogged back. I watched one, and got more curious with it, download more and before you know it, I have 3 seasons of it on my comp... (Also note at this time I had no fox, and so this was my only means) Eventully I became hooked and realize South Park sucked the big one and stayed with it. Because of it, I finally got Fox (Which I only watch for Futurama and The Simpsons; my first love yet now gets less attention to my other one). Year or two later Futurama comes out Season 1 on DVD and I almost seen every episode availble so far...

How about you  big grin
kip
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« Reply #1 on: 03-29-2003 17:42 »

came on tv, and i decided to watch it. from ep 1 i was hooked. pretty straight forward really... woop woop woop

Kip.
CyberKnight

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« Reply #2 on: 03-29-2003 17:47 »

I found out about it from my housemate. He'd bought the Season One DVDs and I asked if I could borrow them. He (foolishly) said yes  big grin. I was hooked. I think I've probably watched his DVDs (and the commentaries) at least double the number of times he's watched them. So much is my newfound admiration, that I bought the Season Two DVDs before he had a chance to  big grin.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #3 on: 03-29-2003 17:48 »

I saw the ads on TV advertising Space Pilot 3000 and I thought it looked awesome, and from the first ep I was hooked. The more I watched, the more I got into it  smile
Gocad

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« Reply #4 on: 03-29-2003 17:55 »

Got hooked to that show from episode one and gone crazy about it since I watched the DVDs to often...


I'm watching you. Yes, YOU!
PCC Fred

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« Reply #5 on: 03-29-2003 17:59 »

The first I knew about Futurama was reading an article in the October 1998 issue of SFX.  I still have it.  In fact I'm reading it right now.
Teral

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« Reply #6 on: 03-29-2003 17:59 »

Read about in a local magazine a couple of months after it premiered on American airwaves. The description sounded cool, and the characters looked great/intriguing (particular the cyclops babe  wink). Since I loved Groenings other work, this seemed like must-see-tv.

Ofcourse, 2 years later when it premiered on local tv, I had forgotten about it, and I missed SP3K, and only random channel flipping allowed me to see the last 16 minutes of "The Series Has Landed", but it was love at first sight. The jokes, the characters, the colors, the 3d-elements, it was like an irresistable force that dragged me in.

A few months later I managed to "acquire" SP3K, and all was good.

My only regret is that I arrived on the online scene too late to visit such great sites as The Futurama Outlet, CGEF (the old one) and GNE.
Venus

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« Reply #7 on: 03-29-2003 18:27 »

hooked since ep 1
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #8 on: 03-29-2003 19:28 »
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I think I first read about the show sometime during the first few months of 1998, though I may have heard vaguer news before that.  The first image I saw was that poster of Fry, Leela, and Bender looking upward.

I watched the first few episodes in 1999 and decided I didn't like it.  Some things annoyed me, and I guess I wasn't expecting a lot because The Simpsons had become really awful by that time.  (I know the shows aren't very similar, but remember, back then the official description of Futurama was that it was like The Simpsons, only every episode was a "Treehouse of Horror," which isn't that accurate but I didn't know.)  I only caught a few episodes sporadically over the next few years.  But more recently I finally decided to watch it and have managed to see a lot of the episodes.  I still haven't seen some of season 2, but I'm buying the DVDs.

I suppose I regret not watching it since the beginning, but that does mean I was spared going through most of the scheduling problems.
Baddblood

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« Reply #9 on: 03-29-2003 22:16 »

It's one of the few things I can say that I've been with from the begining... That and crack.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #10 on: 03-29-2003 22:52 »

I vaguely remember Futurama starting up back in 1999, but I only "discovered" it through CN's commercials.
The first ep I saw was "I Roommate." I've recorded every ep since "Mars University," and am (breathlessly) anticipating the S1 DVD's.
Since then I've been on the vertical part of of the learning curve: I have, what? Four years worth of catching up to do! It bothers me to no end, the $h!++y way Fux has treated the series, and by extension, us.
LittleMiss

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« Reply #11 on: 03-30-2003 00:04 »

I remember seeing the first episode when it first came out on FOX.  I used to watch The Simpsons and King of the Hill every night and one day I just saw a preview for it so I watched it and liked it, but I had to stop watching it 'cos I moved a month after, but I like it even more now! :]  Bender's always been my fav.  *huggles him*  <33

--Missy
evan

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« Reply #12 on: 03-30-2003 00:31 »

I saw the original ads back when it debuted. I was a huge Simpsons fan at the time, so I decided to give it a shot. Honestly, the first few episodes didn't really strike me until much later, but I kept watching just the same.

After a while, like around season 3, I forgot the show was on. Due to constant pre-emptions and me being busy Sunday night, I never watched it. Hell, I forgot they were still making new episodes! Then, last Febrary, I saw "Futurama Cancelled" on FARK.com, I think, and wandered over to CGEF. My interest was renewed, and I 'acquired' the episodes I hadn't seen. I'm a die-hard fan now.
BendingUnit1141

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« Reply #13 on: 03-30-2003 04:05 »

I've been a fan ever since they showed it at 7:30 Thursdays on Channel 7 in Australia. Of course, once they stopped showing it (right at the end of season 2), I forgot all about it.

Then, around early 2002, I stumbled across CGEF/TLZ and I've been 'acquiring' episodes ever since.

Damn, my post sounds exactly like evans. So sue me..
Grim

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« Reply #14 on: 03-30-2003 06:29 »

Unit1141, it was 7:30 Fridays

I watched it for seasons 1 & 2 religiously (except I missed SP3K), when it went off the air I forgot about it. But then in 2001 when I was getting some South Park eps,I "aquired" I dated a robot, and remember what had been taken from me, "aquired" every other episode since, and imported the DVDs.

"Hi my names Grim, and Im a Futurama-a-holic"
"Hi Grim..."
Carbito

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« Reply #15 on: 03-30-2003 07:02 »

Since they said "From the creator of The Simpsons" on the previews I was hooked!
Impossible

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« Reply #16 on: 03-30-2003 08:52 »

I first came across it when I was 12 / 13. In school, I had to enlarge a picture of something, and I found a picture of Leela in the newspaper so I used that, although I didn't know what her name was  smile
  I saw adverts for it on Channel 4 for their main highlight of their "Animation Week". Also it was advertised in the newspapers at the bottom, with a picture of one of the characters.

ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #17 on: 03-30-2003 19:29 »

I saw adverts on Sky for it when it was just about to air for the first time in the UK and I thought it looked really good. And there was an article about it in the Sky customer magazine basically telling me a bit about the show and who created it and stuff like that and I thought
'Wow, this looks really really good, I'm gonna watch it'
So I did and I loved it and I've been hooked ever since  smile
Melllvar

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« Reply #18 on: 03-30-2003 19:49 »

By reputation.  I was (and still am) a huge Simpsons Fan, and anything MG does is gonna be good.  I gave Futurama a look-see on the SkyOne Premier and initially was disappointed (due to the inevitable Simpsons comparisons), however, I gave it a few episodes and haven't looked back since.
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #19 on: 03-30-2003 19:54 »

Saw a newspaper article on it months before it came onto Sky and since I'm an active practicer of Greoningism, I had to watch.
The Baz

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« Reply #20 on: 03-30-2003 20:33 »

I still remember it very clearly!  I was laying on my bed watching the superbowl and I saw the first commercial.  I thought "hey, this looks really weird.  I've got to check it out."

Glad I did!  big grin
SQFreak

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« Reply #21 on: 03-30-2003 20:43 »

"From the creator of The Simpsons" sold me. But little did I know that it would be better than the episodes of The Simpsons it ran at the same time as (meaning late-season episodes). I kind of missed it when it changed times incessantly, but when I got a cable Internet connection............
Andrea Huckstep

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« Reply #22 on: 03-30-2003 20:53 »

I've been hooked since "Fear of a robot planet"
Spice Weasel

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« Reply #23 on: 03-30-2003 20:57 »

I heard about a new Matt Groening project.    Being a big Simpsons fan, I kept an eye out for it.  I remember around that time my friend said something like "oh great, the Poochie Show."  He was thinking the Simpsons was starting to wane, and MG just wanted to cash in in another knock off. SP3K premiered after a Simpsons episode, and I was hooked by the time of the first commercial break.  Haven't missed an ep since.
Zoidburn

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« Reply #24 on: 03-30-2003 23:53 »

Found series 1-4 at a swap meet for me, brought it for only $25 worth every cent. And from the 56 episodes which i've watched countless times... I was hooked. Just hope that they continue the series... I was literally crushed when I discovered that FOX was cancelling it! Now I resort to the internet in search of any new episodes, my only regret being that each episode runs for just 20mins.
Scythemantis

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« Reply #25 on: 03-31-2003 02:10 »

I heard matt groening was doing an animated science fiction series in a magazine YEARS before it aired and I was already intrigued. I knew it would be something incredibly special.

I watched the premiere and loved every second of it...the animation was fantastic, I got every joke and laughed out loud till I hurt, and I immediately liked every character. In my opinion, it has always been as good as the best early simpsons episodes, if not slightly better.
Bender5000

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« Reply #26 on: 03-31-2003 04:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Andrea Huckstep:
I've been hooked since "Fear of a robot planet"

Exactly the same with me. At the time of Futurama airing its first episode, I had never heard of it, as I didn't watch FOX too much. I wouldn't become a Simpsons (along with Futurama) fan until Futurama led me to it the next year. That day "Fear Of A Bot Planet" aired, I was flipping through the channels and stopped at TBS (yes, I remember this minute by minute) and a stupid movie was playing. So, I decided to watch. Unfortunely, something happened and the TBS channel blanked. I was pretty mad, so I back up two channels to see what was on. And I was on FOX...on a Tuesday...at whatever time it was on (I think it was 8:30, right?). I said to myself "FOX? All these shows on this channel are weird! I don't wanna watch anything." About to change the channel, a catchy theme song caught my attention, as well as a nice title. I went through the whole episode...and loved it! The rest is history!
Trekzilla3k

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« Reply #27 on: 04-01-2003 01:29 »

I was already a fan of Matt G.'s,and i love Sci-Fi and comedy,so I hoped this would work.
It did.
Oh man did/does it WORK!!
Kristi
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« Reply #28 on: 04-01-2003 17:21 »

I read about it on a Simpsons site a while before it premiered. I thought it was great that Groening was making another show so I watched it and have loved it ever since.
John Pannozzi

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« Reply #29 on: 08-12-2004 13:03 »

There was an article on it in 1998 in the Providence Journal.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #30 on: 08-13-2004 20:37 »

I very vaguely remember the "from the creator of The Simpsons" ads but actually wasn't interested at the time as I had never seen The Simpsons at that point.

When I eventually started watching The Simpsons and became an obsessed nerd for it, I started looking at websites.  Well, due to the obvious connection (and the fact that many Simpsons fans love Futurama as well) I noticed some sites mentioning Futurama and reccomending it.  I kinda went "oh yeah, that show" and decided to start tuning in at some point.  In season three I watched it about as regularly as possible, in season four I started tracking it more (including with CGEF, and I even taped "A Tale of Two Santas" when I heard what happened with it) and rarely missing episodes (only one I missed first time was "Godfellas" I think since I didn't get home in time.  'Twas very disapointed).  Somewhere after season four though...I started to become really obsessed as I continued to watch reruns when they appeared.  When the final season started I pretty much was tracking it religiously and had become an obsessed fan in general.  I also started taping every episode at that point and eventually came here (I'd seen this forum and even lurked on it occasionally, but at that point I was interested enough to join).  I even bought each dvd on release.
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #31 on: 08-13-2004 21:04 »

Nothing special, really. I saw it advertised on Fox when a few weeks before it premiered. I never realised about four years later I would be on a message board for it.
M0le

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« Reply #32 on: 08-13-2004 22:05 »

A friend of mine lent me a few (illegal) Futurama CD's with 'That's Lobstertainment!' to 'Where no fan has gone before' on them and I got hooked.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #33 on: 08-13-2004 22:08 »

My first exposure to the show was back a couple months after it started, one of my friends quoted it. It wasn't for like, another four years that I started watching it on Adult Swim. My friends liked it, so I gave it a go and now here I am.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #34 on: 08-13-2004 23:25 »

i remember watching the first few episodes on FOX after hearing all this talk before it premiered.
Jicannon

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« Reply #35 on: 08-13-2004 23:48 »

I heard about it on the internet
hobojobo

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« Reply #36 on: 08-14-2004 00:54 »

I went over to a friend's house one day, mainly to watch the numerous Simpsons episodes on his computer. After a while, I got bored with them, and decided to watch some of the futurama episodes on his computer. After about one or two, I was hooked.
d12drepmm

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« Reply #37 on: 08-14-2004 01:37 »

my cousin told me about it, and i was hooked from the first episode i watched.
fmx

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« Reply #38 on: 08-14-2004 04:07 »

Just saw it on TV once and since this i`m a very big fan of the show
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #39 on: 08-14-2004 09:01 »

Heard rumours of Matt's new show floating around for a while, and, being another who loved 'The Simpsons' to pieces, decided to tune in when it first came on. I admit that I wasn't overly impressed, but it seemed a nice little show, and as long as it was aired I continued to watch it (and laugh at it). After it was essentially shafted by Aussie TV, I only got back in after a friend told me some good things about it, and it was shown again on late night TV.

Of course, my REAL addiction started when I bought Season 1 on VHS. I loved it to pieces, and rabidly awaited more. Once I got my PS2 and DVD purchases became viable, I picked up all the later seasons, then when back and brought S1 again, this time on DVD. Nasty stuff, this TV show addiction.
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