Originally posted by SpaceCase:
As reasonable people, we must realize we will occasionally be forced to deal with un-reasonable people (certain Fux exec's). To said un-reasonable people, their vendetta, ego, saving face, call it what you will, is more important than everything else
. Money, market share, keeping the stockholders happy; everything.
Now, if I'm reading this thread correctly, the consensus on a reprieve for Futurama seems to be that:
1) Fux is a lost cause (DUH!)
2) CN just plain doesn't have the money.
3) Direct to DVD has capital outlay and ROI problems.
4) A Movie has problems similar to #3.
5) Other networks probably won't be interested in broadcasting a... a... a... cartoon!
Hmm. That last one... If someone at ABC (for discussion's sake only
[/u]) looks at the demographics, DVD sales, the merchandise sales, international licensing the Emmy's
and Emmy nominations, yadda, yadda, yadda, and realizes ABC could make a $h!+load of profit... fresh Futurama ep's just might
make it on the air.
Don't take me wrong: I'm not saying it's easy, only that it's possible...
If the stars are just right...
Now, what can we
Watch the ep's on CN. Keep buying the merchandise; the DVD's, the comic books, the calendars, and so on. Keep the level of interest high; Internet chatter, fanfic's, hell, let's have conventions!
[/b] I don't care!
To a certain degree, the future of Futurama is in the fan's hands.
Ah, hope springs eternal...
Sometimes, it seems as though it were only yesterday (and not 30 years ago!
) that some of us were saying the EXACT same things about another television show, recently 'killed' by the network after three seasons of being produced and broadcast despite winning an occasional Emmy [R], and having a significant national and international fan following.