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Trekzilla3k

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« Reply #40 on: 04-09-2003 23:34 »

And another intelligent show bites the dust and adds to the Legend......
Nurdbot

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« Reply #41 on: 04-10-2003 02:18 »

Dammit!

FOX is going to eliminate all the good stuff and show constant repeats of the Simpsons untill we all go barking mad!
Gocad

Space Pope
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« Reply #42 on: 04-10-2003 03:27 »

Arrrooooo!


I'm watching you. Yes, YOU!
frythesolid

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #43 on: 04-10-2003 10:02 »

FOX is like god. they give you something you love and cherish, and then take it away.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #44 on: 04-10-2003 16:31 »

 
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Originally posted by frythesolid:
FOX is like god. they give you something you love and cherish, and then take it away.

I, for one, am not prepared to agree with this: The last thing I'd compare Fux to is God!
More like a child throwing a tantrum because they didn't get their way, not realizing their actions have consequences.
Just look at Futurama: It's an excellent show! Sharp, witty writing, outstanding animation, and a loyal following, despite Fux's best attempts to scuttle the show (hmm, reminds me of classic 'Trek). It could've been more succesful than the Simpletons- er, the Simpsons. Think of all the advertizing revenue Futurama could've made for Fux. It's astounding! But no-o-o-o, Fux's vendetta against Futurama, M.G., & Co. is more important to them than market share, profit, and keeping their shareholders happy. M.G. & Co. proved they knew better than Fux what makes a good show.
It flys in the face of common sense! If you have a quality product, wouldn't you want to promote it to your customers? As reasonable people we must realize that occasionally we must deal with unreasonable people. Guess where Fux places in this situation?

It's enough to make my reactor core temperature red-line...
  mad
Gocad

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« Reply #45 on: 04-10-2003 16:46 »

 
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Originally posted by frythesolid:
FOX is like god. they give you something you love and cherish, and then take it away.

FOX, god of stupidity.


I'm watching you. Yes, YOU!
Nurdbot

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« Reply #46 on: 04-10-2003 16:47 »

At the Temple of Small God's, A God began his new life.
Torn Receipt

Crustacean
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« Reply #47 on: 04-10-2003 17:01 »

AHH.....MY SOUL!!!
With my last breath....I CUSRE FOOOOOOOOOOOX!
*dies*
sheep555

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« Reply #48 on: 04-10-2003 17:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
At the Temple of Small God's, A God began his new life.

Is that Pratchett?
Killerfox

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« Reply #49 on: 04-10-2003 17:45 »

Fox = God
Futurama = Paradise
Sharedolders = Red Apple
Torn Receipt

Crustacean
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« Reply #50 on: 04-10-2003 17:51 »

Fox exec (who slaughtered baby seals for sport): Okay, here's the plan: We wait until "Idle Hands" plays--Premeiring right after Simpsons 400 th episode--which is it's last. That way, so many veiwers will be pissed off, that Futurama would get bad ratings! The we can go 'SEE! We told you it was bad TV!' Then we air "I'm a Celebrity--Who can give a quadrepalegic midget oral 48 times in a row while wearing a T-shirt that says "THE SEXER" during an acid bath...with Jamie Lee Curtis.
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #51 on: 04-10-2003 18:16 »

snif... so true..
Gocad

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« Reply #52 on: 04-11-2003 03:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Torn Receipt:
Fox exec (who slaughtered baby seals for sport): Okay, here's the plan: We wait until "Idle Hands" plays--Premeiring right after Simpsons 400 th episode--which is it's last. That way, so many veiwers will be pissed off, that Futurama would get bad ratings! The we can go 'SEE! We told you it was bad TV!' Then we air "I'm a Celebrity--Who can give a quadrepalegic midget oral 48 times in a row while wearing a T-shirt that says "THE SEXER" during an acid bath...with Jamie Lee Curtis.

Huh?


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Zoidberg MD

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« Reply #53 on: 04-11-2003 09:45 »

FOX execs. are like if Hitler and Satan had a baby and then that baby died and went to hell, and was the Satan of that Super Hell, made of plutonium.
Torn is right, they are just looking for shows that make 6 week runs, boost their ratings through the roof(skewing ratings) and make them a shit load of money.
Zed 85

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« Reply #54 on: 04-11-2003 13:05 »

F*cking Capitalists.

But I really do believe it's mostly due to a vendeta against Matt.

F*cking Morons.

 no no
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #55 on: 04-11-2003 13:47 »
« Last Edit on: 04-11-2003 13:47 »

I see that now Fox will show two new episodes of The Pitts on April 20, one at 7:30.  Probably trying to get rid of all the episodes as quickly as possible.  At least that shows King of the Hill can get pre-empted too.
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #56 on: 04-11-2003 15:36 »

Man, I sure hope KOTH gets cancelled soon.  That'd really make my day. 
SpaceCase

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« Reply #57 on: 04-11-2003 22:13 »
« Last Edit on: 08-27-2008 19:23 »

As far as I'm concerned the rest of Fux's programming is compost.
Er, wait a minute, compost has a use. Never mind.
I couldn't care less for the rest of Fux's programming. What I want most is more Futurama episodes.
Alas, it's more likely that that I'll win the Oregon state lottery four times.
It ain't impossible, but not flamin' likely.
Hope sprungs eternal.
  hmpf
HawkingHole4001

Bending Unit
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« Reply #58 on: 04-11-2003 22:50 »

I'm not suprised it's cancelled.
Dumb FOX.
See, what's probably going to happen with the negative stuff between Matt and FOX, The Simpsons= GONE AT 7:00   no no  They're both good shows, but I can't see this happen.
CAN NOT. CAN NOT.    frown
Nurdbot

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« Reply #59 on: 04-12-2003 03:21 »



Complements to comrade Teral for this morale boosting poster.

I don't think Fox Executives bleed.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #60 on: 04-12-2003 05:47 »

Unfortunately, I'm not surprised that Fox cancelled Futurama. The only hope I have is that it'll get picked up by someone else, or we'll get some new life in the form of a movie, but that's about as lickely as Fox deciding to renew it.
Gocad

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« Reply #61 on: 04-12-2003 05:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:


Complements to comrade Teral for this morale boosting poster.

I don't think Fox Executives bleed.

Only one way to find out...  evil laugh


I'm watching you. Yes, YOU!
Nurdbot

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #62 on: 04-12-2003 06:28 »

To the FOX HQ!

Dib's on 2nd class tickets!
Gocad

Space Pope
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« Reply #63 on: 04-12-2003 06:31 »
« Last Edit on: 04-12-2003 06:31 »

Last one there is a FOX Executive!


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SpaceCase

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #64 on: 04-13-2003 01:05 »

I'll bring my grenades...
Chanukah Zombie

Bending Unit
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« Reply #65 on: 04-13-2003 01:47 »

I don't have a whole lot of money, but I would certainly pay top dollar for more new eps made specifically for DVD alone.  Bypass the middlemen that way.  What do you say, guys?  Are you with me on this one?  Is it worth bringing to the attention of the creative talent? 
SpaceCase

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #66 on: 04-13-2003 02:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Chanukah Zombie:
I don't have a whole lot of money, but I would certainly pay top dollar for more new eps made specifically for DVD alone.  Bypass the middlemen that way.  What do you say, guys?  Are you with me on this one?  Is it worth bringing to the attention of the creative talent? 

I'm with you, CZ!

As I see it, there are 4 possibilities (in no particular order):

Another network picks up Futurama.
A movie, or movies.
Direct to DVD.
Syndication.

As I've said before, it's essentially a question of money: Who has enough to support fresh Futurama ep's?
I don't know if it was in this thread or another, but someone said no other network is airing prime-time cartoons for adults, and therefore none are willing to pick up Futurama.
But now I'm not so sure. Fux never gave Futurama a chance, but that was because of their vendetta against MG & Co. Not because of any flaw with the show. If another network sees that they can make money from Futurama, then it's not a matter of money, but one of salesmanship.

<sigh>
I must find something constructive to do in my spare time...
Australian Guy

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #67 on: 04-13-2003 03:55 »

Itd be just heavenly if they made em direct to DVD. Thats why i doubt itll happen. Too good to be true. Itd be way to expensive to last. Has anyone ever asked how much it takes to make an ep of futurama?
But if with you anyway, couldnt hurt to ask?
SpaceCase

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #68 on: 04-13-2003 04:23 »

I forget where I heard it, but I'm told a Futurama ep runs about half-a-million bucks.
Australian Guy

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #69 on: 04-13-2003 04:52 »

JEEEEEEEZUS, thats a lotta money. So if thats true then DVD eps, certainly wouldnt be feasable. It may, if everyone was considerae enough to put their eps up for download.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #70 on: 04-13-2003 05:30 »

As cool as it would be, I very much doubt we'll get any Futuaram eps direct to DVD. Probably the only way that would happen is if Fox decided not to air all the remaining eps and they came out on DVD first  smile
rkbentley

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« Reply #71 on: 04-13-2003 08:58 »

Futurama is canceled when Fox runs out of episodes to show. Simple as that.
Javier Lopez

Urban Legend
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« Reply #72 on: 04-13-2003 09:08 »

They can still go ahead with comics isn`t?


I guess that comic #12 has a episode script?
Killerfox

Professor
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« Reply #73 on: 04-13-2003 11:37 »

it would be really good to have directly to DVD but I very much doubt it i mean which other show you know that has done that???
Although we could be the first one but i really dont think Fox would spend more money or time on Futurama  cry   cry
SpaceCase

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #74 on: 04-13-2003 14:48 »

Remember: Money is the life's blood of television.

Futurama may continue if 3 conditions are met:

1) Somebody thinks they can make money from it.
2) Said somebody has the bucks to fund new ep's.
3) No entangling legalities over who owns the legal rights.

Now, please, point out any errors in my thinking!
  confused
Teral

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« Reply #75 on: 04-13-2003 15:59 »
« Last Edit on: 04-13-2003 15:59 »

I think it flounders at step 2. As I understand it, only Network stations (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, are the any others?) have the financial power to buy a fresh new season of Futurama, and only FOX have a consistent history of airing primetime animation, and then we're back to the whole FOX/Groening pissing contest.

Cartoon Network have already proven that Futurama can be a succes with dedicated promotion and support. The DVD sales have already shown that the hardcore fans are out there, and that casual fans are interested in the show and merchandise.

The legal mumblejumble are a grey area, I admit, but I think Matt hold the rights, until I'm given concrete evidence that say otherwise.

So it all boils down to the size of the wallet, and sadly only the networks have one big enough.

And 500000$/episode is a bit low. I think it's more in the 600000-700000 range.
Just Chris

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« Reply #76 on: 04-13-2003 16:35 »

Yay, A rise of interest in casual fans!

Anywho, it's not likely that another major broadcast network will buy from FOX. Futurama will silent lay at the bottom of FOX's pile of show ideas. Maybe their marketing experts are delusional about Futurama's potential and they're all caught up with the 20-odd new shows that FOX has put out the last year.

They won't go direct to DVD either, not until the last episode is gone, or FOX stops bothering showing Futurama. Besides, CN is picking up the show, so we at least get to see it on TV. They're in no dire need of DVD release unlike Family Guy, which is both cancelled and currently not on TV.
Killerfox

Professor
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« Reply #77 on: 04-13-2003 16:57 »

THAT IS JUST GREAT  mad   mad
I_HATE_BOTTLES

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« Reply #78 on: 04-13-2003 17:46 »

 
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Originally posted by Just Chris:
They won't go direct to DVD either, not until the last episode is gone, or FOX stops bothering showing Futurama. Besides, CN is picking up the show, so we at least get to see it on TV. They're in no dire need of DVD release unlike Family Guy, which is both cancelled and currently not on TV.

Actually, Family Guy's 2nd season will be on CN on Apr. 20.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #79 on: 04-13-2003 17:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
As cool as it would be, I very much doubt we'll get any Futuaram eps direct to DVD. Probably the only way that would happen is if Fox decided not to air all the remaining eps and they came out on DVD first   smile

It's not impossible though.  Deep Space Nine was usually out on video in the UK before it was shown either on SKY or the BBC.  You never know, FOX may see releasing unaired episodes as a way of squeezing some more money out of the show.
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