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Juliet

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« Reply #40 on: 05-15-2003 19:43 »
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I just wanted to say

   mad    up yours  FUCK YOU FOX, YOU BUNCH OF ARSEHOLES!   mad    up yours

top of the page PISSED OFF.

Anarchist

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« Reply #41 on: 05-15-2003 19:46 »

I want to hear about an official cancellation; a real, full, official cancellation. You know, the kind that means the show was dropped by the network completely and is free to be picked up by another network. Remember that petition we all signed? It's no surprise that FOX ignored it, but if we send one of those to another network asking them to pick up our show, and get over 100,000 signatures like we did before, maybe they'll give it consideration. (Cartoon Network would be a good target, as they already seem to be amiable toward Futurama.)
I know that there is practically no chance of bringing Futurama back from the dead, but hey, it's worth a shot.
Margarita

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« Reply #42 on: 05-15-2003 19:47 »
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dammit calm down everybody, i'm tired of 'finger' smileys.

Awwww futurama cancelled  frown
its sad but not surprising   cry
Nixorbo

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« Reply #43 on: 05-15-2003 22:15 »

Well gee, that sucks.

::Moves on with life::
Spice Weasel

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« Reply #44 on: 05-15-2003 22:29 »

Yes, sad but true.  Deep down we knew it all along.  Katey's show 8 Rules got picked up for another year, the cast and crew have drifted apart, blah blah....Just show the remaining eps fer Chebus' sake.
bankrupt

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« Reply #45 on: 05-15-2003 22:41 »

I just want them to show the final damn episodes, hopefully with some sort of regularity.  That's asking a lot from fox, but I hope they'll just want to clear out the backlogs.
Lee Roberts

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« Reply #46 on: 05-16-2003 02:39 »

They should continue Futurama on another company, maybe they will be better. Plus also, Futurama's last episodes should be shown on Sky, since Fox have cancelled it, we'll still have it on! Dame You Fox!
Carbito

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« Reply #47 on: 05-16-2003 04:44 »

Given all the success Futurama has had I just don't get what logic Fox has for cancelling it. If I had a gun I would go and shoot everyone at Fox...but I have to wait 5 days...awww...but I'm angry now! big grin

I would just like to say thanks to everyone at CGEF for organising the petition and never giving up.
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #48 on: 05-16-2003 05:21 »

If anyone needs me I'll be in the angry-dome!
wu_konguk

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« Reply #49 on: 05-16-2003 06:47 »

Well what a surprise. Ahh well all we can hope is now that Fox will let Futurama go out in a blaze of glory. After all a wise man once said
It' better to burn out
than to fade away
my my hey hey

But knowing fox this will not happen.
getak2003

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« Reply #50 on: 05-16-2003 07:27 »

yeah, at least futurama will not go into cartoon purgatory like the simpsons. the last few what four five entire seasons of the simpsons have been nothing but lame, non-funny, uncool, CRAP!

damn three day waiting period on doomsday devices! how is a guy supposed to get anything done with something like that!

Juliet

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« Reply #51 on: 05-16-2003 09:37 »

what is Fox e mail address?

VelourFog

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« Reply #52 on: 05-16-2003 10:01 »

 
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Originally posted by NibblerJr:
! and in the meantime,lets think of stations and send them a petiton to tell em.
dude! great idea! why didn't WE think of that



"cuter than a chinchilla, and only twice as bitey" -rach
Damitol

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« Reply #53 on: 05-16-2003 10:09 »

Hmmmm - this is kind of like pulling the plug on someone you love.  Logically you know they've been gone for a long time, but it still hurts.

Oh well - now that it's official, it means that the only three series that I watched or taped on a regular basis the last couple of years, Futurama, Farscape and Buffy are all memories as of the end of this summer.  At least next fall I'll finally have time to finish that cancer cure and end the battle with the monsters of Monster Island once and for all since I won't be watching much TV.

Don't worry Bender - I'll always remember you.
Smitty

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« Reply #54 on: 05-16-2003 10:14 »

 
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Originally posted by Juliet:
what is Fox e mail address?


Just email Rover instead

 gail.berman@fox.com
FrysGIRL

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« Reply #55 on: 05-16-2003 11:57 »

What is there to say?...this just sucks.
yokurt

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« Reply #56 on: 05-16-2003 14:39 »

right...
Baddblood

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« Reply #57 on: 05-16-2003 15:12 »

 
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Originally posted by The Names Nick:
THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR FUTURAMA BEING CANCELED ARE DAMNED!!!!!!!MAY THE GUY THAT RUNS FOX BURN IN HELL FOR ALL ETERNITY!!!!

uh oh I think Im about to have a psychotic episode!!!
It's not a guy who runs FOX, it's that thing from Harry and the Hendersons.  puke
Teral

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« Reply #58 on: 05-16-2003 15:42 »

Sad, but not exactly unexpected news.

Copy and paste from CGEF:

Thanks to: Matt Groening, David X Cohen, Rich Moore, Ken Keeler, Eric Horsted, J Stewart Burns, Patrick Verrone, Christopher Tyng, Bil Odenkirk, Scott Vanzo and the rest of the staff at The Curiosity Company and Rough Draft Studios.

Special thank to Sarge Morton for being the cool guy he is.

Thanks to the talented voice actors: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Lauren Tom, Phill Lamarr, Maurice LaMarche, Tress Macneille, David Herman, Frank Welker, the guest stars and all those who I forgot.

Thanks for an awesome show, after the end of DS9 I had my doubts about tv as entertainment, you all restored that.

Futurama (1999-2003), rest in peace.
MattyB

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« Reply #59 on: 05-16-2003 16:06 »

Man, if I lived in the USA I'd boycott FOX.

Such a shame.
Marcus
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« Reply #60 on: 05-16-2003 16:10 »

Well, without trying to go all sappy and talk about rainbows and puppies and stuff, this announcement - well, non-announcement, whatever it is - doesn't exactly mean all Futurama-y stuff shrivels up and dies overnight.

There's still at least 10 big things, listed in the order I thought of them in:

comic books;
other merchandise;
game(s?);
dvds/tapes;
fan sites;
fan art and fiction;
fans!;
shows on CN getting new fans;
episodes that haven't even been seen yet;
thoughts about a really funny, clever show with wonderful characters that really meant something and made tv worth watching again.

Marcus.
Allen

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« Reply #61 on: 05-16-2003 17:03 »

(scene: Graveyard)

Allen walks up to a gravestone. It reads: HERE LIES FUTURAMA/Cancelled before its time. He looks sadly at the stone for a moment and puts some flowers next to it. He sheds a single tear, then turns and walks off into the sunset.

Goodbye Futurama. I'll never forget you!
Killerfox

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« Reply #62 on: 05-16-2003 17:43 »

Well thinking well about it its better for it to go as a God than stay and go an a non-funny-lame cartoon (Simpsons)

Professor of Programming Science at Mars U
& Proud Space Captain of the "Black Hole"

thanks to Daniela Lavarne (the lesbian Leela) for the sig wink
PCC Fred

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« Reply #63 on: 05-16-2003 17:47 »

 
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Originally posted by Anarchist:
I want to hear about an official cancellation; a real, full, official cancellation.

 http://www.tvguidelive.com/update/cancelations.html
Killerfox

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« Reply #64 on: 05-16-2003 17:51 »

i cant beleive it, its just a month scince they air here John Doe and Firefly!
lfv
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« Reply #65 on: 05-16-2003 18:03 »
« Last Edit on: 05-16-2003 18:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:
Yeah, but honestly, we all saw it coming. FOX sucks, the end. But, will we see the remaining 8 eps? Will Cartoon Network show them, or will FOX hang on to them forever and never show them because they're bastards?
Oh, and welcome Kipper!

i decided to email cartooncomments *AT* turner.com about Season 5 and they responded:

 
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It's a contract thing that's kept us from premiering those episodes.  Those episodes are still trickling in.  We'll eventually have all of the Futurama episodes airing in Adult Swim.  Nothing has been banned.

Thanks for writing!  We appreciate your comments.

Adult Swim / Cartoon Network

so sounds like FOX made sure they got first dibs before sending episodes to Cartoon Network. if FOX has no intentions on ever airing "the final 8" then it might waive the right to first showings.

Kryten

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« Reply #66 on: 05-16-2003 18:13 »

 
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Originally posted by Allen:
(scene: Graveyard)

Allen walks up to a gravestone. It reads: HERE LIES FUTURAMA/Cancelled before its time. He looks sadly at the stone for a moment and puts some flowers next to it. He sheds a single tear, then turns and walks off into the sunset.

Goodbye Futurama. I'll never forget you!

*plays "sad walking away music" from The Incredible Hulk*

BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #67 on: 05-16-2003 20:18 »

I agree it's quite sad, but as my favorite song goes, "we kind of sort of saw the silence coming."  I think most knew Futurama was canned for good last year.  We were mad at first, but I think we've accepted its fate.  And as Marcus said, just because the show is over doesn't mean the Futurama world comes to a halt.  I think we can happily look forward to more comics, many of which are just as good as episodes.  smile
I'm sure die-hard fans will continue to post here so we can remember the "good ol' days" and we can look forward to the years that will follow when we pull our DVD sets from the shelf, turn to our kids and say, "Let me show you how good TV once was."  big grin
Hey, a girl can dream.
evan

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« Reply #68 on: 05-17-2003 01:04 »
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Of course, the "Final 8" will be shown at 7 pm, on alternating Saturdays, during 10 min. chapters. Just so FOX can fuck with the fans. Seriously, there's nothing worth watching on network TV anymore.

And, what's even worse, I thought that -[mArc]- was joking about that "Banzai" show. I thought he made it up to show how stupid reality programing has become. To my shock and horror, he wasn't.

Giant Pharoah Bender: "REMEMBER ME! REMEMBER ME!"

Oh, and by the way, can TV people stop basing their shows around puns in the title? Thanks.
El Zilcho

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« Reply #69 on: 05-17-2003 16:16 »

What does "during 10 minute chapters" mean?
zozer

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« Reply #70 on: 05-17-2003 16:23 »

I still don't understand why it was canceled. why didn't they at least end the show (like fry is sent back to his time, or the earth is destroyed or somthing). their ending seemed kinda abrupt. Are they going to release seasons 2,3,&4 in the US? Cus i ain't ording one from england.
sheep555

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« Reply #71 on: 05-17-2003 16:41 »
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Originally posted by zozer:
why didn't they at least end the show (like fry is sent back to his time, or the earth is destroyed or somthing). their ending seemed kinda abrupt.


Fox have yet to screen the remainder of 'Season Five' - so Futurama still has yet to finish. Their are eight remaining episodes to screen, and the final episode of S5 (4ACV18, The Devil's Hands are Idol Playthings) is supposed to tie things up, but still remain 'open ended' (if that makes sense). This assumes Fox will actually show all eight episodes.

 
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Originally posted by zozer:
Are they going to release seasons 2,3,&4 in the US? Cus i ain't ording one from england.

Season 2 at the moment is planned for release in the US on September 2nd. I'm not sure about 3 and 4, although it would seem likely given the success and good reviews given to the S1 set.
NibblerJr

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« Reply #72 on: 05-17-2003 18:30 »

hey punks! is no one but VelourFog listening to my idea? i mean come on! Think of other networks! Maybe Cartoon Network could!
CyberKnight

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« Reply #73 on: 05-17-2003 18:40 »

It's been suggested before, you see. The problem is that there is are a huge number of obstacles to overcome before it could happen:

#1. FOX cancels the show (now happened, this one was easy).

#2. FOX is willing to give up the broadcast rights to the show

#3. Another network has the will to buy the show

#4. Another network has the cash to buy the rights.

#5. Another network has the cash to buy the episodes.

#6. A new team can be put together.

And those are just some. #4 and #5 are of particular concern; Futurama is NOT a cheap show (was the quote somewhere in the region of $500, 000 an episode?). It's also not a particularly brilliant time for economies around the world, especially the US. Although CN has definitely made a good deal out of Futurama, they are unlikely to take the risk of ordering new episodes when the one's they've got, paid for at a fraction of the price, are getting the ratings they want.

I hate to sound so pessimistic, but I'm just trying to explain.
Killerfox

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« Reply #74 on: 05-17-2003 18:41 »

Hey heloo FOX execs are bitches and made a lousy stinkin' contract to have the copyright and all that crap
Gocad

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« Reply #75 on: 05-17-2003 18:41 »

 
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Originally posted by NibblerJr:
hey punks! is no one but VelourFog listening to my idea? i mean come on! Think of other networks! Maybe Cartoon Network could!

My sarcasm detector exploded when I read VF's post. Aside from that, and this is something that has been said already manytimes in different Topics, it is extremly unlikely, that another network picks up Futurama. First of all, just because FOX doesn't like Futurama doesn't mean that they will throw the rights away for free.
Second, Futurama is really expensive to produce. And you have to admit, that look of Futurama, with it's gorgeous 3D graphics and other spectacular effects was one of the many reasons with the show is a such a hit.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #76 on: 05-18-2003 00:16 »
« Last Edit on: 05-18-2003 00:16 »

 
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Originally posted by NibblerJr:
hey punks! is no one but VelourFog listening to my idea? i mean come on! Think of other networks! Maybe Cartoon Network could!

Let's try this again, shall we?

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
dude! great idea! why didn't WE think of that

Sarcasm is a lost art, Velour.

I have a thousand years of power.
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FishyJoe

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« Reply #77 on: 05-18-2003 01:37 »

Humor is the lowest form of wit.
lfv
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« Reply #78 on: 05-18-2003 01:50 »

 
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Originally posted by CyberKnight:#6. A new team can be put together.

And those are just some. #4 and #5 are of particular concern; Futurama is NOT a cheap show (was the quote somewhere in the region of $500, 000 an episode?). It's also not a particularly brilliant time for economies around the world, especially the US. Although CN has definitely made a good deal out of Futurama, they are unlikely to take the risk of ordering new episodes when the one's they've got, paid for at a fraction of the price, are getting the ratings they want.

I hate to sound so pessimistic, but I'm just trying to explain.

a Futurama episode costs a little over a million bucks an episode to make.

also, it wouldn't be too hard to put the old team back together. the LA Animation Biz is such a small world that you could probably bring back 85% of the crew, since writers and artists are always looking for more work. the ones who wouldn't come back would probably be people who didn't like it and refused, or ones who got fired, or ones who seriously have too much work (not likely).

just eliminate all the extraneous rewrites and reanimations that FOX makes their shows do, and you can really bring down the price of the show.
Grim

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« Reply #79 on: 05-18-2003 05:51 »

They paid $10million for the rerun rights, if its between 500 000 and 1000000 to make an ep, then theres at least 10 eps they could make if they are willing to outlay that much cash again!
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