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HawkingHole4001

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« on: 05-16-2003 22:35 »

A Futurama Funeral
Written by HawkingHole4001

May 16, 2003. FOX has announced that Futurama will no longer air on their channel from 03-04.    This is a long but sweet Funeral for each of the seasons.

1ACV. First aired March 1999 at 8:30 on FOX.
The big Intro, back when Cold Openings were everywhere, We meet the main characters, we see what the Moon  has  become. Now we remember this season.
The end of Season one was in McSeason 2 and brought 4 of the best episodes. One of my personal Favorites, “Mars University” was in the batch.  I remember Amy’s nose being gone in “A Flight To Remember” for just a few Frames, though.
Now let’s remember the slightly bigger Season 2.
Chapter two: 2ACV. First aired early 2000, still at 8:30 on FOX.
It comes out on DVD in the states in September, but now we remember it.
Also, on Cartoon Network, “Jesus!” from “Sweet Zombie Jesus!” was censored out.
We remember “The Problem With Popplers”, the 2nd appearance for the Omicronians, who won a Seasonal Futurama Award last month. Remember “War is the H-Word”, reviving the Deborah Samson story. Except for Zapp’s side.
Remember “How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back” in which Fry gets in a relationship with the replacement of Hermes.
Remember “The Cryonic Woman”, the episode everyone hated but I loved. Remember.

Now let’s go onto Season 3.

3ACV- First aired on FOX in the Death-Slot… I don’t know when, 2001?
Remember the episode in which gotfuturama.com got the term “REMEMBER ME” on the front page of the Petition, “A Pharaoh To Remember”, one of my favorites. Remember “Godfellas” and “Roswell That Ends Well”, each winning awards. Remember Frozen from The 80’sSafety Dance Lovin’ That Guy from “Futurestock”. Remember “The Day The Earth Stood Stupid” part 2 of the Nibbler saga. Remember “Amazon Women In The Mood”, a great episode, and “Parasites Lost”, And I think that won an award, too.  Remember every episode in Season 3 that I have not brought up.
Remember-


Remember Season 4.
First aired: I don’t know, 02-03?

Remember… I haven’t seen a lot of 4ACV episodes so I’ll say about the 5-6 episodes I’ve seen.
Remember Leela’s Homeworld, the big kick we got. Remember Love & Rocket, the Lovey-Duvey-ness of the episode. Remember Less Than Hero, a great episode with SuperHeros. Remember Teenage Mutant Leela’s Hurdles, when everyone was younger… Teenage Fry dating Teenage Leela was hilarious. Remember The Why Of Fry, how big a plot twist that was. Remember Season 4.
Remember on that windy day (where I live) when we learned that the Future of a Great show was over? I do. And that’s why I wrote this.
And anyone who would like to write any last thoughts about any season or even a certain episode, go ahead.

 cry   cry
Margarita

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« Reply #1 on: 05-16-2003 22:42 »

point of this thread?
futurama review?
getak2003

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« Reply #2 on: 05-16-2003 23:16 »

(weeps) that was beutiful man...


NOT!!! Futurama=dead this board will be dead before the fall, all futurama websites will be abandoned by next year.

we will all then move on with our lives.

it is not the monumental episodes that are remembered, it is the tyranical dictatorship ar FOX that killed many great shows that will truly be remembered.

why did this happen anyway? futurama beats eveything out there, or is equal to it. i heard somehting about a bitchfight between goering and fox execs, he won, but they got their revenge in the end i guess.

correct me it i am wrong.
Allen

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« Reply #3 on: 05-16-2003 23:52 »

 
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Originally posted by getak2003:
NOT!!! Futurama=dead this board will be dead before the fall, all futurama websites will be abandoned by next year.


Love the optimism getak.  roll eyes So you seriously believe that the sites can't get along with only fan submitted content? That's what they live on. Now with it cancelled, I would hope fan response will increase.

But if you prefer to throw the show into a pit and forget it, that's your choice.   smile
Anarchist

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« Reply #4 on: 05-17-2003 01:14 »

I'm with Allen here. The Futurama community will not die any time soon, even though we will most likely see the last of the episode by the end of this summer. Fanfics, fanart, music videos, and other such fan-submitted material will keep the sites going (honestly, show me one decent Futurama site that depends on FOX-submitted material). Also, to keep us going, we still have the comics! The comics will not stop any time soon, and some of them are really good!

Also, we still have something to hope for. Who knows; maybe CN really will pick up the show in a year or so! It's not impossible! We have to keep some glimmer of hope alive, even as we move on to other things!

I loved that funeral, HawkingHole, but get rid of that casket. Futurama is not dead; it will simply exist in a slightly different form from now on.
Spice Weasel

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« Reply #5 on: 05-17-2003 01:41 »

X Files fansites are still going strong.  That show has been off the air for a couple of years now. 

getak may choose to jump ship right off the bat, I for one will hang on till the last vestiges are gone.  I'm crazy like that.
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #6 on: 05-17-2003 01:58 »

I really hope this forum and all the great futurama forums don't close!

We could still... umm... do stuff...
Zed 85

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« Reply #7 on: 05-17-2003 03:34 »

I mean, even if all the fans faded away after the last one was shown in their respective countries, we still have the Australians and Brits without Sky who would be fans until they've seen all of them. So just on that basis Futurama's got a fanbase for probably several years still.  smile
Akito01

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« Reply #8 on: 05-17-2003 13:42 »

If there's on thing we Sci-Fi fandom geeks have proven over the years, is that we are not a fickle bunch. 

'I loved that funeral, HawkingHole, but get rid of that casket. Futurama is not dead; it will simply exist in a slightly different form from now on.'

Much like Doctor Who, which has existed as a novelized franchise since it's cancellation over a decade ago (and in a book you don't have to worry about crap special effects -just crap writing)
PCC Fred

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« Reply #9 on: 05-17-2003 18:15 »

M*A*S*H ended over 20 years ago but the message board seems to be ticking over nicely.
Killerfox

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« Reply #10 on: 05-17-2003 18:50 »

Getak: "A show is still alive as long as their fans still have the spirit"
NibblerJr

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« Reply #11 on: 05-17-2003 19:18 »

 
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Originally posted by getak2003:

correct me it i am wrong.

Your wrong.


  laff
PCC Fred

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« Reply #12 on: 05-17-2003 21:08 »

 
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Originally posted by getak2003:
Futurama=dead this board will be dead before the fall, all futurama websites will be abandoned by next year.

Does this mean you'll leave when the show ends?  smile

SQFreak

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« Reply #13 on: 05-18-2003 00:09 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
M*A*S*H ended over 20 years ago but the message board seems to be ticking over nicely.

As is its DVD market. I have M*A*S*H Seasons 1, 2, and 3, and release dates for Seasons 4 and 5 (R1) have already been announced. I'm sure TCFHE is working on even more. (Mind you, it is a 13-season show.) I'm sure Buffy the Vampire Slayer will live through its fans.

So, yes, getak2003, it you are wrong.
Teral

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« Reply #14 on: 05-18-2003 11:11 »

DS9 ended 4 years ago, yet the DVD's sell pretty good, and sites and messageboards still run strong.
Killerfox

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« Reply #15 on: 05-18-2003 12:35 »

Getak..... you are a bad fan
Tweek

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« Reply #16 on: 05-18-2003 13:37 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
M*A*S*H ended over 20 years ago but the message board seems to be ticking over nicely.
That makes me feel old, I used to watch that when it was new  hmpf

I don't think the board will die that soon unless mArc gets bored of it.

futureman

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« Reply #17 on: 05-18-2003 13:55 »

When you think about it futurama will still be alive but the wankers(fox) just dont want anymore fucking episodes(sorry about the language)
futureman

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« Reply #18 on: 05-18-2003 13:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Tweek:
 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
M*A*S*H ended over 20 years ago but the message board seems to be ticking over nicely.
That makes me feel old, I used to watch that when it was new   hmpf

I don't think the board will die that soon unless mArc gets bored of it.



When you think about it even if mArc does get bored of it i dont think he will that evil to shut down the whole site. He would probly just give the site to someone like a mod.
SQFreak

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« Reply #19 on: 05-18-2003 18:02 »

Of course, there is the small problem of massive hosting bills...
mArc already has to pay part out of his own pocket despite donations. Who will be willing to shoulder that financial burden?
mikey

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« Reply #20 on: 05-19-2003 08:25 »
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Hasn't matt groening got a little sum sum for the show. That guys gotta be swimming in money. He could have his own small cable network.
getak2003

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« Reply #21 on: 05-19-2003 09:06 »

can anyone here say pipe dream? if futurama will EVER continue, it will be on CN. other than that, forget about it.

also, prospects of CN taking up the show are not all that good either, sure it has netted incredible ratings for CN (preportionatly) but they will never spend all that money to get the staff back togather, and make new episodes.

now if we sent a petition signed by about 100,000 people and badger CN with E-mail and snail mail, to the extent that we annoyed fox, well then and ONLY then will they ever make new episodes for themselves, after purchesing the rights of course....

also, this may not be all that related, but i think that futurama should have been put in the 6:00 PM toonami slot instead of yu yu hackuso or whatever the hell it's called. that show is way more violent and messed up than futurama. futurama should have had that spot, but it need not matter, futurama still gives me a reason to stay up and watch late at night. other wise i might *GASP* get more then four hours of actual sleep!!! dun dun dun!!!
Andrea Huckstep

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« Reply #22 on: 05-19-2003 19:13 »

*Begins humming the intro song from Yoshi's Island*
Killerfox

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« Reply #23 on: 05-19-2003 20:19 »

Why do you always have to be so agresive and negative getak?
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #24 on: 06-12-2003 06:37 »

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I mean, even if all the fans faded away after the last one was shown in their respective countries, we still have the Australians and Brits without Sky who would be fans until they've seen all of them. So just on that basis Futurama's got a fanbase for probably several years still.
 
i come from the UK and we have seen all but about 8, that wont take 2 years to play. Does anyone think there is a chance of Futurama continuing with another season with a different backer? i cant see how it costs that much Matt Groaning alone most be loaded
Squeezit

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« Reply #25 on: 06-12-2003 23:53 »

I am SO GLAD Futurama is on Adult Swim!!! I never get home early enough to see it at 6pm or thereabouts!

And besides--I'm sure everyone can live on unfounded rumors of it coming back for some time  wink
ShineFusion

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« Reply #26 on: 06-13-2003 07:32 »

"X Files fansites are still going strong. That show has been off the air for a couple of years now."

Probably because they are talking about making another movie.

A movie will never happen for Futurama so it will be long gone after the dvds are all released.
CyberKnight

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« Reply #27 on: 06-13-2003 07:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
DS9 ended 4 years ago, yet the DVD's sell pretty good, and sites and messageboards still run strong.

Usually by pointing out how much better it was than ENT or VOY.  wink
Teral

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« Reply #28 on: 06-13-2003 20:02 »

Why, we'd never stoop so low as bashing other ST shows just to elevate DS9 to it's rightful place as the best of them all. We're only interested in telling people the truth.

 
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Originally posted by SwanMan3000:
i come from the UK and we have seen all but about 8, that wont take 2 years to play. Does anyone think there is a chance of Futurama continuing with another season with a different backer? i cant see how it costs that much Matt Groaning alone most be loaded

An episode of Futurama cost 600000-1000000 dollar. Making an 18 episode season would cost at least 10 million dollar. Matt Groening is loaded, but probably not that loaded.

And a new backer would still have to buy FOX out of the deal.
Wonderbee31

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« Reply #29 on: 06-14-2003 03:05 »
« Last Edit on: 06-14-2003 03:05 »

Hey, Classic Star Trek went off the air over thirty years ago, and there are fansites that are still going strong. 

Oh man, I watched Star Trek when it was a first run show on NBC, I must be older than dirt. 

Time to regenerate.  wink
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