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payndz

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« on: 04-18-2003 15:57 »

Spoke to Fox PR yesterday, and I'm going to be interviewing him either on Tuesday or Wednesday next week. I have a bunch of questions already, but if anyone else has anything they'd like to ask, I can try to get them in. (Not sure how long my interview slot is - probably 20-30 mins).

Anything that doesn't make it into the mag (Hotdog - Britain's third-biggest movie magazine! If it triples in sales, it'll be... er, still Britain's third-biggest movie magazine!) will show up on ANSTATMAW, and no doubt here in very short order...
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #1 on: 04-18-2003 18:18 »

You mentioned in the season 2 dvd commentaries that you wrote the "Molton Boron" jingle. So which sponser clip was your favourite, and did the team write any to be used for future seasons?
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #2 on: 04-18-2003 18:30 »

If the worst ocurrs and there will not be more episodes will continue the history in Comics/Videogames/movie?
Ricky

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« Reply #3 on: 04-18-2003 20:11 »

My questions:

How many working hours have you spent 'jazzing up' baseball? Did you ever try to create a certain set of rules for the game?
The Knux Bender

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« Reply #4 on: 04-18-2003 22:09 »

Ricky,

If you have the season one dvd - he basically answers the "Blernsball" thing.
FrysGIRL

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« Reply #5 on: 04-19-2003 01:20 »

On average, how many hours do you work a day?
Chalic

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« Reply #6 on: 04-19-2003 01:27 »

(To payndz:  Hope these get through, I'd like to get the second one answered more, but if you can fit them both in, I'd be *eternally* grateful.)

I belive either you or Matt once said that a Futurama movie was almost definetly going to happen.  While Murphy's law is certainly dampening our spirits, is there still any chance of this happening, even if it is only well down the line?

Do you or Matt have anything planned for the future (no pun intended) and if not, do you see any chance of you and Matt collaborating on another project down the line?
Grim

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« Reply #7 on: 04-19-2003 01:44 »
« Last Edit on: 04-19-2003 01:44 »

Is there any chance at all of any new episodes in the future AT ALL?

(that the question EVERYONE wants answered   big grin)
Xmpel

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« Reply #8 on: 04-19-2003 06:41 »

How much would it cost to make that triology i've heard so little about?.

And about how long would it take to make 1 movie?.
Teral

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« Reply #9 on: 04-19-2003 11:31 »

"It's obvious that a lot of the things happening in later episodes was planned ahead, like Nibblers shadow in SP3K. How detailed were the backstory? Did everythin work out exactly like you planned, or did something change along the lines? An example could be Fry's part in "Roswell That Ends Well", was that planned from the beginning, or woven into the plot later because it fit nicely?"

(I hope that made sense, onto question #2)

"Was any of the major plotlines (Fry being in the future, Leela's heritage, etc) "rushed into production" because of FOX' mistreatment of the show? Or were they always meant to be in the 4ACV production?"

(I still think Leela's homeworld aired too soon)


Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
Timo

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« Reply #10 on: 04-19-2003 12:42 »

"You did such a great job referencing the best in science fiction throughout Futurama's run.  And as a life-long Star Trek fan, I especially love the references to that franchise.  I have one burning question, though:  Why no Babylon 5, a show that far surpassed the more recent Treks, and was eminently deserving of reference in Futurama?"

"If the show is truly at an end, how about a Cartoon Network or theatrical or direct-to-DVD movie?  Something that emulates the quality and scope of 'Roswell That Ends Well' would be awesome, and you could tie up the elements of the overall story that we never got to see.  I just want to encourage you that it is something that I and a great many others would love (and pay) to see.  And could you please toss some Babylon 5 into it?"
aslate

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« Reply #11 on: 04-19-2003 12:44 »

Has FOX's changing of the airing order and the production order ruined the way Futurama was going to finish off?

What are your opinions of FOX? Will you or Matt work with them again if you had another project?

Would you consider producing Futurama again? Would it be possible to get the team back together and work on it again on FOX or another network (Cartoon Network?)? If so, do you think the episodes would be as high a quality as they are now?
Nixorbo

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« Reply #12 on: 04-19-2003 13:15 »

"Will you marry me?"
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #13 on: 04-19-2003 16:02 »

"How does it feel to be personally regarded as a comedy God by many, given your incredibly funny performances on the DVD audio commentaries (52% of PEELers consider you the best thing about them in a recent poll)?"

"The Nibbler Shadow story arc - how much were you responsible for it's planning, given your co-writing on SP3K and sole credit on The Why of Fry?"

"You mentioned on the commentary for SP3K that you layed 'a lot' of secrets into the episode. What others did not get to play out?"

Is that greedy, asking 3 questions? Well, who cares? I love the guy, as evidenced by my name.
Kif White

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« Reply #14 on: 04-19-2003 18:44 »

Oh, here's one I've wanted to ask either him or MG for ages:

Why didn't John Goodman voice the Robot Santa in "A Tale of Two Santas?"
FrysGIRL

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« Reply #15 on: 04-19-2003 20:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Kif White:
Oh, here's one I've wanted to ask either him or MG for ages:

Why didn't John Goodman voice the Robot Santa in "A Tale of Two Santas?"

Ah, I can answer that one for you. He was working on his sitcom "Normal, Ohio" at the time.

Venus

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« Reply #16 on: 04-19-2003 20:05 »

Has Fox acknowledged the fan petition to you in any way at all, positive or negative?
Smitty

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« Reply #17 on: 04-19-2003 20:11 »

Did you ever have plans to give Scruffy his own episode?
The Knux Bender

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« Reply #18 on: 04-19-2003 23:30 »


How many Fox executives do you think you can shove into a phone booth?
SpaceCase

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« Reply #19 on: 04-20-2003 01:30 »

What can Futurama fans do to maximize the chances of bringing back the show?
Spice Weasel

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« Reply #20 on: 04-20-2003 01:37 »
« Last Edit on: 04-20-2003 01:37 »

^ A good but futile question.

My question would be.  How many episodes, not produced, have been storyboarded/roughed out?  Are there a bunch of Futurama episode ideas already in the can that will never see the light of day?  If so, please provide scripts  wink
Just Chris

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« Reply #21 on: 04-20-2003 01:59 »

With the fact that Futurama has a lackluster publicity and fanbase compared to the Simpsons, was your original intention to make Futurama into a Simpsons replacement? With the sci-fi backdrop and more cynical humor, what were your expectations of fan popularity compared to The Simpsons?
Nixorbo

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« Reply #22 on: 04-20-2003 13:02 »

Other than "The Why of Fry," for obvious reasons, which episode is your favorite?
FryBender3000

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« Reply #23 on: 04-20-2003 14:59 »

Who do we have to kill/bump off /maime/ destroy/finish off to get the show on the air?
Whats your favorite kind of weapon and torture method for a Fox Executive?

Who needs courage when you can have... a gun!?
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #24 on: 04-20-2003 15:18 »

Hmmmm... what to ask... Well, we know there were plenty of ideas and storylines that never made it to being actual episodes, but if there's going to be a movie(s), will you use any of these ideas in it?  smile
dr_Dean_in _Oz

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« Reply #25 on: 04-20-2003 23:43 »

Of all the episodes that were in mid production as the show was canned, how many are going to become comics? How many are already comics?
The Skoot

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« Reply #26 on: 04-21-2003 07:19 »

What episode is your least favourite?
Venus

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« Reply #27 on: 04-21-2003 11:45 »

how closely do you follow the futurama internet fanbase? How about Matt? Have the fans surprised you in any way?
Killerfox

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« Reply #28 on: 04-21-2003 12:32 »

 
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Originally posted by SpaceCase:
What can Futurama fans do to maximize the chances of bringing back the show?

I vote 4 that one and also "Who do you think was thae fault for cancelling? FOX not liking the show or- No Rating"
Killerfox

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« Reply #29 on: 04-21-2003 12:36 »

 
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Originally posted by FryBender3000:

Who needs courage when you can have... a gun!?

"Anthology of interest II"
Damitol

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« Reply #30 on: 04-23-2003 11:30 »

If you got a call tomorrow saying "We have funding and a timeslot", how long would it take to have new episodes ready to air?

In the same vein, what percentage of the voice talent, writers, artists and directors would you be able to get back?  No, there's no way of really knowing until you start making calls, but what's your gut feeling?
payndz

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« Reply #31 on: 04-23-2003 17:34 »

Interviewed David today (Weds). Great interview - about 35 mins, or 4500 words! Will be putting it online once I've sorted out which parts are going in Hotdog and which parts in DVD Review (work comes first, sadly...)

Lots of good stuff, though: the (potential) Futurama movie, Fox's scheduling, original ideas for the show, the DVDs, Cartoon Network, the episode he's most proud of, the ending of 'Jurassic Bark', the writing process and loads more. (I got through probably 75% of my questions.) Oh, and his answer to the age-old question: "Amy or Leela?"

BTW, and his first words after "Hi Andy" were "I'm just looking at 'Ain't No Such Thing As Too Much Amy Wong'..." *and* the site gets namechecked on the audio commentary for 'Where The Buggalo Roam'! Not quite correctly, but it's better than being "this guy" on the S1 DVDs!  big grin

Like I said, I'll put the stuff up as soon as I can. Watch out for it on 'Can't Get Enough Amy Wong'... or something that sounds a bit similar!
Teral

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« Reply #32 on: 04-23-2003 17:52 »

Sounds like very cool stuff.

10 bucks say David is a Leela-fan.
SQFreak

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« Reply #33 on: 04-23-2003 18:04 »

<droooooooooool>Me...want...transcript...of.. .interview.
aslate

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« Reply #34 on: 04-23-2003 18:08 »

Can we have a full transcript aswell?
Anarchist

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« Reply #35 on: 04-23-2003 18:16 »

[Leela: I Think he should be acting a bit less rational by now.]
ME WANT READ TRANSCRIPT!!!
[AdAM]

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« Reply #36 on: 04-23-2003 18:20 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
10 bucks say David is a Leela-fan.

No question  big grin
FrysGIRL

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« Reply #37 on: 04-23-2003 22:48 »

Who is your favorite and least favorite character on the show?

*P.S. Do any of you guys knows? Did he say in the audio commentaries?
Chalic

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« Reply #38 on: 04-24-2003 01:06 »

Please let us know when that transcript gets posted.  I can't wait to read it.  Also, I'm not sure how you arranged it, but thanks for not only getting an interview with Dave, but letting us input our questions as well.  smile
FishyJoe

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« Reply #39 on: 04-24-2003 20:02 »

Payndz, you are my hero. Good job.
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