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nik

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« on: 04-25-2003 13:32 »

Is it only me OR do channel 4 (UK) have something against Futurama? This week they have been showing Smallville, which why being a good program, fairly uncut. Yesterday, they showed gun violence, Today they showed a person who could make people turn to ash, 2 or 3 days ago they showed Lana Lang (Kristen Kreuk(sp) strip down to her underwear and dive into a pool. This is also REAL violence/sex etc and it is being shown at 10:30am when any kids could be watching, while Futurama, A CARTOON (was/is) shown at 6:30pm and was cut.

Any thoughts?
Anarchist

Professor
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« Reply #1 on: 04-25-2003 13:47 »

That makes absolutely no sence. What did they cut out of Futurama?
nik

Poppler
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« Reply #2 on: 04-25-2003 13:55 »

No no no, they don't show futurama in the mornings. I was just pointing out that they don't bother to cut the stuff in Smallville that would be considered violent at 10:30am.

But when Futurama (Season3) was aired at 6:00pm, they cut it.
kip
Professor
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« Reply #3 on: 04-25-2003 14:05 »

smallville will pull in the punters/viewers.

Futurama although being popular too will not win against the "dont need no braincells, lets watch..." smallville community. besides which, smallville always has a "moral to the story", good wins over evil plot line - which more-often than not will override the sex and violence Where-as futurama is plain old well-written humour with obscure references to sex, drugs and violence. Think about it, a robot that smokes and drinks to stay "sober", the occasional words "sex", "ass", "bitch", "crap" etc.

summary: all to do with ratings. as usual im talking b/s so, disregard if you disagree... don't flame me... please...  wink
sheep555

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #4 on: 04-25-2003 14:49 »

As above, but perhaps there's also something to do with the idea of Futurama being an animation, and Smallville being live action (just a thought, I don't know if it's actually true)...
kip
Professor
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« Reply #5 on: 04-25-2003 15:01 »

Sure, why not.

I think I would prefer to watch Lana Lang strip down to her lace underwear than watch say... a cartoon lana stripping down (although either is just fine by me).
MattyB

Bending Unit
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« Reply #6 on: 04-25-2003 16:05 »

Hm cutting Futurama? Tut tut channel 4. imagine how bad the cuts would be when it used to be shown in place of R:SE at 7:00am. I never managed to catch any of them, myself.
Stuart

Bending Unit
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« Reply #7 on: 04-25-2003 17:20 »
« Last Edit on: 04-25-2003 17:20 »

Where've you all been? www.geocities.com/futurama_cuts/  (it's my site, and I just shamelessly promoted it! So what are you gonna do, eh?)

Actually the Channel 4 cutting was much worse in season 2 (which they showed in 2001) than in season 3 (shown autumn 2002).

There are lots of threads that helped me make the site. Some are:
- One from season 2
- Er, another (bigger) one from season 2
- The season 3 thread
PCC Fred

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« Reply #8 on: 04-25-2003 18:52 »

 
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Originally posted by nik:
No no no, they don't show futurama in the mornings. I was just pointing out that they don't bother to cut the stuff in Smallville that would be considered violent at 10:30am.

But when Futurama (Season3) was aired at 6:00pm, they cut it.

nik, nobody actually said they showed Futurama in the mornings.  Although I remember either last year or the year before they were on at 8:30am during holidays.
mikey

Urban Legend
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« Reply #9 on: 04-28-2003 01:35 »

oh yer that channel 4 (leans over and whispers "whats channel 4" )
CyberKnight

Urban Legend
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« Reply #10 on: 04-28-2003 02:44 »

British channel (incredibly, the fourth one  wink).
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