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germanfryfan

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« Reply #40 on: 08-14-2004 09:21 »
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Originally posted by germanfryfan: in were you on the bandwagon since Day One?
I watched the first German dubbed episodes in september 2000, but wasn't really interested in Futurama.
Then last year in august I saw the show again on a Winamp-TV-Stream (saltwaterchimp.com) and got "adicted", bought Season 1 - 3 on DVD and searched the web for Futurama-sites (I knew Peel from that time on).
Exactly 4 months ago I decided to talk to other nerds about Futurama and so I registered on Peel, and here I am, now.


With only the number of months changed

... then I decided to get as many TOTPDs as possible.
Agent_Smith

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« Reply #41 on: 08-14-2004 10:55 »

When i heard Matt groening was creating it, i had to see it. Saw the first episode and loved it. Now i have all seasons on dvd.
mint

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« Reply #42 on: 09-26-2004 18:26 »

I first saw an advertisement on tv in Australia about a new cartoon created by the creators of 'The Simpsons.'  I took a look at it but did not like it then.   red face   

Later on during a time I was dating this Swiss guy and he mentioned that he likes this show.  I gave it another try. Still, I didn't like it at the time.   no no

Three years later I met this French guy who became my hubby. As a result of this I came to France. My hubby has subscription of digital tv.  This enables me to watch tv programmes in original versions. One evening I was browsing the digital channel and I saw that 'Futurama' is on tv.  I gave it another try and this time I like it for some reason. I have been watching it ever since.    love       
LoveForFry

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« Reply #43 on: 09-27-2004 16:23 »
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I used to watch it on fox, liked it, when it was cancelled, never thought about. Watched it last summer on adult swim, liked it, forgot it. Watched it this summer on adult swim, found gotfuturama.com, found peel, and now I love it!  big grin
Squeaky

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« Reply #44 on: 09-27-2004 22:44 »

I've known about the show since the 1st episode and have been a fan since. I watched because it was from the makers of "The Simpsons" so of course I thought it was going to be good. 
DogDoo8

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« Reply #45 on: 09-27-2004 23:07 »

Same, same, as Squeaky. Fan since the first episode and i'll be a fan right to my bitter end.
Zmithy

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« Reply #46 on: 09-28-2004 06:29 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
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.
The one with the purple patrick stewart cover? A few months ago I searched for futurama on amazon,and someone was selling it. Naturally I bought it, and the futurama article was entitled "Simpsons in space"!
Also, there was an alien alphabet letter in SFX recently and loads of replies in the next issue from people who had decoded it.

Anyways, back to the topic-
I got introduced to futurama by a friend who had sky and encouraged me to watch it when it first came on channel 4. I missed it the first time the pilot aired, but caught the repeat that was on the next day.

The moment in the pilot just before the title sequence was the very instant I became hooked, starting me off on a long journey of watching,taping and watching again,then buying the dvds and watching the uncut versions. Also drawing the characters a lot,I really ought to post some fan art but I can never get a good scan of my stuff.
winna

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« Reply #47 on: 09-28-2004 07:35 »

I remember watching the very first commercials.  They featured the part of SP3K where the professor was making eggs (out of the giant birds).  I knew I had to watch it from there.  I recall getting a tiny camp tv and watching its very first debut episode (which I watched 2 more times in the coming months).  Family Guy came on after it too.  It was great and felt horrible that I had to wait for a long time before they started showing it regularly.  Those feelings, those memories.... hmmmm they consume me I think.
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #48 on: 09-28-2004 15:12 »

The Professor made the eggs in episode 2...

I remember, wayyyy back, when FOX actually aired an ad or two for Futurama.  But I don't remember much - the only one that sticks in my mind was the ad for "A Big Piece of Garbage", and the only part I remember was Fry's Uranus joke (and the announcer blabbing about something).  It was about that time I was still convincing my mom to let me watch the Simpsons, but I never got into Futurama because it was a little more cutting edge, and would have probably been forbidden.  I did see bits and pieces of episodes, though, but never got hooked.

Last January, I was at my fire station for an overnight bad-weather standby.  We had a lot of snow (considerably more than our usual of absolutely nothing), so it wasn't safe for volunteers to be driving in the snow to make a call.  We were watching TV, and one of the other firefighters was flipping through the channels, and he came to rest on Adult Swim.  We watched Family Guy and Futurama - the latter I remembered better from five years ago (I had seen the pilot in entirety ... come to think ofit, I might have seen all of SP3K, but I'm not sure).  Coincidentally, though, the episode on that night was "The Deep South", one of the few episodes I caught back on first-air. 

Now, I had been an Adult Swim viewer frequently in the past, but I never saw Futurama on until that night.  I don't know why.  This time, though, I changed that.  I watched more and more episodes, and started to really enjoy it.  It wasn't until I picked up season one on DVD that I became a nerd.  I watched those three discs to death.

Come March, I had become a fairly regular visitor of Futurama websites, especially CGEF.  I entered their contest for the season three set, and told myself I'd buy season two if I won.  Otherwise, I'd save my money.  Long story short, I lost, and went out to Best Buy the day it came out, and bought both volumes.

There was a red-haird goof from the Stupid Ages, an alcoholic robot, a hot Asian chick, a crazy, senile professor ... oh, and that cyclops.  I was in love.   love
(with the show)
mattmag

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« Reply #49 on: 09-28-2004 19:45 »

an NFO file that came with a simpsons episode I downloaded before finding robotolabs
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #50 on: 09-28-2004 19:48 »

 
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Originally posted by mattmag:
an NFO file that came with a simpsons episode I downloaded before finding robotolabs

Are you sure it wasn't through a pyramid scheme involving iPods? Asshole.
tire
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« Reply #51 on: 09-30-2004 14:49 »

a few friends of mine in my army outfit at texas a&m watch family guy and futurama on adult swim.  i remember watching the first episode of futurama and thinking it dumb.  however, now i tune in to futurama every day sun-thurs. or tape it as i have night class.

austin
Georgiana

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« Reply #52 on: 10-02-2004 12:26 »

My guy and his brother were always quoting stuff from the show, so eventually I put my foot down and demanded to see it for myself, which prompted their mother to start ordering the DVDs.  I've still only seen Season 1, but I love it - cartoons for geeks, what could be better?
Sivak

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« Reply #53 on: 10-02-2004 12:40 »

I just saw the promos for it and watched it since day 1.  I didn't really start missing episodes until Fox's season 5.  On the season 4 DVD, I probably saw about 6-7 eps I never saw on TV.  I never knew when the show was on at that time.  Heh.

John Pannozzi

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« Reply #54 on: 10-24-2004 20:20 »

My history is a long and (hopefully) interesting story.

I first heard of Futurama in 1998 in the Providence Journal. The article didn't have any pictures of Futurama (they used images of the Simpsons) and I don't think they even said that Futurama was a cartoon! They gave brief descriptions of Fry, Leela and Bender (saying Bender was like a robotic Homer Simpson) but no Zoidberg or Amy  frown
I saw articles on Futurama in Nickelodeon Magazine and TV Guide, but they didn't really make me want to see the show. A one-eyed, ass-kicking babe voiced by the mom from M...WC? A robot who smokes, drinks, etc.? Gimme a break. The TV Guide article mentioned and showed Nibbler but not Amy or Zoidy, whereas the Nick article mention Zoidy (but didn't really talk about his character) and gave me my first look at Amy but said NOTHING about her and descipted "My 3 Suns" (which lead me to have a dream more interesting than that episode). I saw "Love's Labours lost in Space" early in the summer of 1999, but was only mildly interested in it and we turned it off before the "sexy mistake". 3 years later, one faithful day, I saw "The Problem with Poplers" and has hooked on Futurama and became a fan of Leela 'cause I admired her love of animals.
MorboMcFly

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« Reply #55 on: 10-25-2004 07:34 »

Actually started watching it with the Space Pilot 3000, although I missed tons of episodes as the years went past and the episodes were burned off during the summer (...I think). I think there are actually season two episodes I haven't seen yet, and that's the box set I never got around to picking up...

And it actually took me a really long time to check out most of the fan sites and I'm joining long beyond any reasonable point, but at least these episodes are in regular syndication as opposed to other shows I like such as Angel which is only on once a week around my area.
Capīn Skusting

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« Reply #56 on: 10-25-2004 08:28 »

I've been a fan of the show ever since I fell into that Cryo Tube and woke up a thousand years in the future.
No, wait, that's Leave it to Bender, no, wait, that's the spin off.
No, wait, I swear it was the Old Fortran.
Jicannon

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« Reply #57 on: 10-25-2004 11:01 »

Haha, "find out/tune in/find out

I found out about Futurama over the internet actually.
Idan_Aharoni

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« Reply #58 on: 10-25-2004 13:54 »

Well, I've found about Futurama on the net by accident. I went to a South Park site and once I finished... my buisness with it, I decided to give this weird sounding series a shot... one episode - and I got hooked.
ProZac

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« Reply #59 on: 10-25-2004 15:19 »

I saw Futurama the very first time when it aired over here in Germany. I thought I give it a shot because the advretisement said it was from the creator of The Simpsons wich I used to love.
Science the pilot I didn't miss one episode but I wasn't really hooked. The conversations between the characters sometimes seemed really strange and the show was way more nerdish (sp?)than the good ol Simpsons. Untill this year I liked to watch the show but I didn't truly love it. Then, in my last summer vacation, I strated to download a episode of the final season just out of boredom. And bam! I was addicted   big grin
I surfed through the internet to find out more about my new favorite show. I realized how good the actual synchronisation of the characters was and found out that there are heavy tranlsation mistakes in the german version. However, I got the remaining episodes of the 4th season and really enjoyed my last two weeks of vacation. Long story short, Im addicted now and hate Fox for cancalling the greatest show ever...

Futurama Nerd

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« Reply #60 on: 10-25-2004 20:57 »

I found out about it through my brother. I caught him watching Loves Labours Lost in Space at the part where Zapp wakes up just as Leela sneeks out, and got really mad at him (he was 7 at the time). But he continued to watch. Then the next night it premiered, I caught him watching it again,also getting mad. But slowly as I was yelling at him I realized that it was pretty cool (especially the orange haired guy  flirt ) and was hooked! Then I got to the point where I was really pissed at FOX for canceling it.
Prof.Killbot

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« Reply #61 on: 10-25-2004 21:33 »

At our friend's house,My cousin turned on the T.V. and it was on Adult Swim and we decided to watch it for a bit. That's when I found out about Futurama."The Cyber House Rules" was the first episode I saw.
Nes

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« Reply #62 on: 10-26-2004 01:28 »
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Fox every Sunday at 7pm. Made me really hate football I'll tell you...

Oh & the answer really is I've been watching the show from the very first episode  wink HUGEST simpson fan!

Nes.
M0le

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« Reply #63 on: 10-26-2004 02:48 »

I'd seen it several times a few years ago, but didn't really get into it. Then, last year, my little brothers friend lent him all of his Futurama VCDs and I got hooked.
airbagfailure

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« Reply #64 on: 10-26-2004 05:58 »

I saw the ad on australian tv back in 99 i think? "from the creator of the simpsons" and i was curious..
I still have space pilot 3000 from the original airing on a video tape...i was HOOKED... I watched that episode over and over cause it was the only one i had.. boooo...

I was totally starved of futurama for YEARS after they took it off tv.. (it was on the 'non-ratings' season, shown at like 10pm before 'that 70's show')
Then we got cable! Where it's on Fox8 sundays at 6:30pm so watched all the new episodes i could..
then.. FINALLY after months and months of drooling, i got season 1 for christmas and i've been obsessed with it ever since. buying each season with my next paycheck.. oh dear...
Rhodan

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« Reply #65 on: 10-26-2004 08:12 »

Iīve read the  interview with Matt Groening on the czech simpson site. Interview itself was mainly about upcoming Simpson season 10 but they mentinoned Futurama as well.I was very curious but I found f-rama as a series maybe three years after that in another pointless surfing. And that was sometimes before premiere of season three. 
Benderfan 1230

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« Reply #66 on: 10-26-2004 10:29 »

Well it all started when I was about 9 or 10. My mom and I would visit my aunt and uncle on occasion,and I would sometimes see Futurama on t.v. over at their house. I didn't know what it was called but I liked it even though I was little and didn't understand some of the jokes. I especially loved that lovable rascal,Bender big grin When I was older we didn't see my aunt and uncle as much and I had forgotten about the show....until one day,that is, when I was channel surfing in my room at around 11pm. and came across it on Cartoon Network.
I was thrilled to see it again, and since I was older I now got all the jokes and enjoyed it even more. I am now officially obsessed with Futurama and am the proud owner of all the seasons on DVD! And of course I am a proud member of PEEL smile
feralHuman

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« Reply #67 on: 10-26-2004 12:25 »

As for me, I never really knew the show existed until I stumbled on it while channel surfing. Plus I wasn't that big a Simpsons fan to bother finding out about related stuff.

I caught 'Loves Labours Lost in Space' about a third of the way through. The first thing that came into my mind was Simpsons, because of the classic Groening ping-pong-ball style eyes. But it couldn't have been Simpsons because the character skins weren't canary yellow! Needless to say, I was very confused for a moment...

I was trying to figure out what this orange haired  doofus was doing with a jerk of a robot, a wierd one eyed lady and a pompus 'Cpt.Kirk' like character wearing a mini skirt, with a green dude as a reluctant yes-man. Probably some new Groening future cartoon of some sort.

The 'Oh'Jeez' ladder scene and Leela waking up to Zapp on her side with the 'sweet sweet candy' dialog had me sold...
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