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spacepilot3000

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« on: 05-28-2003 00:39 »

Does anyone got an idea for a Futurama movie? I've got plenty but I want to know what YOU think would make a good Futurama movie.  big grin
fromage

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« Reply #1 on: 05-28-2003 00:41 »

A movie could be a great opportunity to get more twisted humour.
ThereIsNoSploon

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« Reply #2 on: 05-28-2003 00:45 »

Yeah, a movie would be great, but there are no chances of it happening. I think the plot would have to involve the whole gang goin' back to Fry's time and bein' stuck with his life or something.  smile that would be enjoyable.
Strat

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« Reply #3 on: 05-28-2003 01:03 »

I wonder if a movie were done if it would have to be one of those "let's recap all the major plot developments so everyone will have an idea as to what's going on"  rather than just a regular episode like one where everything had already been established.

I'd understand why it would be needed, but we would only be given so many seconds of Futurama movie time, and I'd hate to see them squandered on recap.
El Zilcho

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« Reply #4 on: 05-28-2003 01:13 »

Maybe they would just make references to what the fans already know. i.e. Leela: "Fry, just because you were frozen and came to the year 3000..." or "Amy, ever since you started dating Kif..."

I know they're very crude but they're just examples.
Strat

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« Reply #5 on: 05-28-2003 01:30 »

Yeah, I could see that, but that would weaken and make the dialogue awkward, which really would be a horrible horrible thing since the writing and interaction is one of the keystones of the show.
Venus

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« Reply #6 on: 05-28-2003 17:01 »

they'll probably just launch right into it no explination needed. X-Files movie did it.
Strat

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« Reply #7 on: 05-28-2003 17:02 »

Yes, but when it comes to X-files vs. Futurama movies, which one do you think had the bigger media juggernaut support in order to get everyone pumped to be sure and research what they were seeing.

No offense to our gem of a show.
Anarchist

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« Reply #8 on: 05-28-2003 17:08 »

I don't see a Futurama movie happening due to Futurama being unknown to most of the world's population. Sure, we'd go see it eagerly, but most people would say "WTF is that?" For us, it would be amazing. For those few who'd never head of Futurama before and just went in to see the movie (sorta like people who went to see The Matrix: Reloaded without seeing The Matrix first) will not understand a thing and will hate it. Most people will just plain avoid it. Making this movie wouldn't be practical from a marketing standpoint.
Future Angel
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« Reply #9 on: 05-28-2003 17:12 »

I think any idea for a movie would be good, even if it was a bad idea (if that makes any scence). I don't think i could come up with an idea (although my production got chosen in class and we're gonna produce it next week, maybe if I take some time and think I could come up with ideas.)

I think if they did make a movie it would have to just right in unless they're gonna make it Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings length (not that that is a bad thing). Just make referneces to the characters so that viewers who weren't regular watchers of the show can make some scence of that. (I saw the X-Files movie before watching any of the episodes and it made scence but confused the Hell out of me at the same time, maybe a Futurama movie could do that, it'd be fun trying to figure it out).
Strat

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« Reply #10 on: 05-28-2003 17:15 »

Why can't they make a movie, I mean, tons of crappy movies no one's ever heard of get made all the time.  Maybe we'd just have to go to an arthouse theatre or some such thing to see it.

A direct to dvd series, now that'd be some not-so-economic fun
Kipper

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« Reply #11 on: 05-28-2003 17:31 »

dosent anyone here think the simpsons, a well known tv series would make a movie befor futurama, a good yet sadly not a well-known tv series? out of the two the simpsons would do a lot better because everybody who is a somebody knows what it is....even though i for one would prefir a futurama movie.......face it the only thing people say when they look at futurama for the first time is..."hey, is that he simpsons?"

but i guess there is still hope...   
Akito01

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« Reply #12 on: 05-28-2003 18:52 »
« Last Edit on: 05-28-2003 18:52 »

Am I mistaken in my belief that there actually is a Simpsons movie project underway; but rather than a full length film, the project is intended as a series of shorts to be shown before other films, then compiled together on a home format?
CyberKnight

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« Reply #13 on: 05-28-2003 19:13 »

I haven't heard that rumour...apparently The Simpsons Movie is a pretty solid project, and FOX is very eager to have one (suprise), but it's a question of coming up with a story that fits into one and a half hours better than thirty minutes.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #14 on: 05-28-2003 19:55 »

I have many ideas for the movie, if there hopefully will be one.  I think at the beginning they should have a little intro for the characters or story, for the new fans.  Besides, if the commercials look funny, people will see it.  (Too bad things work like that, huh?)  Anyway, one thing that should definatley happen is Fry and Leela getting together.  It should involve Zapp a lot, too, because as I see it, he's the antagonist of the show.  I don't really know what idea would be the best, but what I do know is that if there is a movie, I'm going no matter how sucky it's rated or how sucky other people may say it is.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #15 on: 05-28-2003 19:56 »

The Simpsons Movie has been rumoured for years. They are not makeing it, do to a poor lack of good new episodes.
ThereIsNoSploon

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« Reply #16 on: 05-30-2003 01:26 »

 
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Originally posted by CyberKnight:
...but it's a question of coming up with a story that fits into one and a half hours better than thirty minutes.

Yes, and we all know that every Simpsons episode has nothing to do with anything in the first 5 minutes, a loose storyline in the next 15-20 minutes, and a quick, pointless ending in the last few minutes. How I love the plot development in that show,   big grin
Just Chris

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« Reply #17 on: 05-30-2003 09:29 »

Since Futurama's more of a niche thing, the Futurama movie would most likely get a limited theatrical release, as with they do with many anime movies. Disadvantage: some fans may have to drive 100 miles to get to the nearest available theater.
asianlightning

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« Reply #18 on: 05-30-2003 09:50 »

Personally, I woulnd't want a movie made. The TV shows are perfectly formatted to fit into 20 or so minute time slots, and thus, stetching it out to an hour and half or so would throw the whole thing off. In my opinion, by the way.
Denton

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« Reply #19 on: 05-30-2003 11:04 »
« Last Edit on: 05-30-2003 11:04 »

1st of all its all most impossible to make a simpsons moive due to the fact that it would have 95% chance of being bad, they have no storylines left it would basically something we have seen just made longer and changed it places

2nd didn't matt say there will be a moive and something about it being around the year 2006

3rd futurama would make a great moive if Done Right, and how do we know that the makers of futurama didn't leave the last episode open, with a good storyline for a moive

-Oooh… A lesson in not changing history from Mr. I'm-my-own-grandpa! Let's get the hell out of here already. Screw history!-
Red Decapodian

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« Reply #20 on: 06-01-2003 00:40 »
« Last Edit on: 06-01-2003 00:40 »

I saved the original post on my computer, anybody who wants to see it can Private Message me.

And for the record I saw the original Matrix several times and I didn't understand a bit of The Matrix Reloaded, it felt very sloppily written (even quicker than that crap I just wrote on the spot up there) and the plot was bent entirely around the action sequences (which really weren't that great, the fight scene with all the agents wasn't that cool and the car chase went on for like an hour), the entire plot was based around all the minor plot points from the first Matrix that only fanboys who had seen the movie 1053289 times had caught, and it lacked all of the philosophy and depth of the original.
BNLbum

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« Reply #21 on: 06-01-2003 01:28 »
« Last Edit on: 06-01-2003 01:28 »

There's still a chance of a Futurama movie. Clerks: The Animated Series had six episodes, only two of which aired, but the series had a spectacular second life on DVD... Just like Futurama. There's going to be a Clerks animated movie.

My idea:

The opening logos should be altered ("30th Century Fox" ), as well as a "joke" preview: A preview for a movie which would be shown in the Futurama world ("All My Circuits" or "Planet of the Clams" ). Open on a filling movie theatre. Our favorite crew sits down.

Fry: Wow, Giligan's Island III: Revenge of the Minnow. This is gonna be awesome!

Amy: Yeah, too bad the first ten mintues are gonna suck.

Fry: Huh?

Amy: Spluh! They'll be filled with a blatant recap of all the happenings of the TV show!

Fry: ...

Leela: (Sigh) Look... If our life was a TV show that was being made into a movie, then they would have to recap everything about the show for our movie. For example, I'm a mutant living on earth.

Amy: Or that I'm rich and cuter than Leela.

(Giligan's Island III Begins)

Hermes: Or that you're a twentieth century delivery boy who was cryogenically frozen for 1000 years!

Bender: SHUT THE F*CK UP!

(Cue: Widescreen, extended version of Futurama theme)
shyguy09

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« Reply #22 on: 06-01-2003 01:40 »

as in above: Fry and Leela's big plan is to rig the 2000 presidential election. After the election

Uh.. what are you talking about? Futurama doesn't have a side, it's a satire on the future, ie: life. there's always a downside, and if Futurama chose a side, it wouldn't be what we all know and love, Futurama.

And going back to the past is a horrible idea for Futurama... The name of the show is Futurama, and to have the feature length movie based in the past is totally contradictory and purposeless.
If there was a Futurama movie, there ARE going to be people who don't have any clue about the show that would see it. You don't want to have people feel alienated. It's got to be able to work as a movie itself. Sure, you can have inside humor and cameos, but it's gotta be one big, spectacular sextraviganza! Not something that could work as a T.V. episode

personally I think the South Park movie is a perfect example of a movie based on a tv show.
shyguy09

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« Reply #23 on: 06-01-2003 01:42 »

Haha, BNLbum, that's a great idea.
shyguy09

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« Reply #24 on: 06-01-2003 01:48 »

One thing about Japanise Anime, is that they know how to quit while they're ahead. The stop production on a franchise and keep it as it is, denying the fact that a booming conglomerate would be willing to buy the rights, and whore out the franchise for millions of dollars. Kinda like the Simpsons...

If there was a Futurama movie, it should tie up all the lose ends that the show left unanswered. Like the relashionship between Fry & Leela. Since they don't have to worry about a show anymore, the can end it, and leave it as it is.
Red Decapodian

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« Reply #25 on: 06-01-2003 11:22 »
« Last Edit on: 06-01-2003 11:22 »

1) I didn't write that to be serious
2) I said it was crap
3) If Futurama doesn't take a side in politics than how come Richard Nixon's head is portrayed as an evil president of the world? And how come there was a joke about the 2000 presidential election in "Futurestock"?
4) Obviously my idea isn't going to be made
5) I was just joking, and now i'm going to edit my post down.


I agree with you about the South Park movie, it was extremely well made but it was very expensive (compared to it's normal budget) and they had a problem with length (Only 78 minutes). Matt and Trey refuse to do another South Park movie or any other kind of movie because of the problems they've had with movie studios. Usually animated movies of TV shows don't work very well. A Simpsons movie would be a terrible idea.
Cubert

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« Reply #26 on: 06-01-2003 12:30 »

I think the idea of a Futurama movie would be good but some people, not knowing what it is, wouldnt undersstand it. Ya know?
BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #27 on: 06-01-2003 12:57 »

I can't help thinking that if they made a Futurama movie, it would feature the Nibblonians getting Fry to save the universe again.  Hopefully, without any memory erases.  They'd prolly have Leela and Fry get together and it'd be quite funny if Zapp was involved in some way.
Wonderbee31

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« Reply #28 on: 06-01-2003 13:28 »

Hi.  New member here, so I'll try to start put brief.
What if, instead of a theatrical movie, they did a made for TV or direct to video movie?  I mean if cartoon network is able to make those Scooby Doo films for video, surely Futurama would do well in that format.  That way, they would save cost on production, as well as have an opportunity to actually get it out there and more available for people to see, and if marketed right, could well lead to an OAV series of films, which I saw a lot of when I lived in Japan in the 90's.

Just a thought.
Spanghewed

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« Reply #29 on: 06-01-2003 18:07 »

BNLbum's idea is great! That's probably what they would do...
ShadowFox

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« Reply #30 on: 06-01-2003 23:19 »

That idea sounds like MST3k.

Btw, I think I read a while ago that a Simpsons movie is going to be made, they are just waiting for Fox to stop renewing the show.

As for the Futurama movie, I think it should end with Fry and Leela together doing things as a couple with some music like Drops of Jupiter or something like that. Sounds tacky, but I'm sure the crew could pull it off.
JDHannan

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« Reply #31 on: 06-03-2003 12:49 »

 
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Originally posted by homerjaysimpson:
The Simpsons Movie has been rumoured for years. They are not makeing it, do to a poor lack of good new episodes.

*scratches head* "poor lack of good new"??? There goes the speech center of my brain, like so many dolphins before me
JDHannan

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« Reply #32 on: 06-03-2003 12:58 »

sorry for the double post, but the 2 things are so dis-associative (!)
BNL-Bum that is the best idea that anyone on this board has ever had story-wise... although thats not saying much.  Seriously though, they should REALLY do that.
A Futurama movie is a great idea, a Simpsons movie is hit or miss.  I guarantee a Simpsons movie would include a joke about wasting time and money and having Homer (probably) standing on screen not doing anything.
A Simpsons movie would have to have a serious plotline and not abstract craziness.  Mr Burns would have to have a zany scheme (it has to be zany) and Everyone (not just Bart and Lisa) would have to try and stop him.
For the Futurama movie, i'm sure its already been stated that it would be Mom taking over something and her being stopped.  But it could also be the Omicronians (overdone?) or any other random alien race.
It could also be the PE crew being trapped on a planet for some reason and having to escape, possibly saving someone/something (NOT another pet for Leela though)
I want to see more of the referee people.
grunka_lunka

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« Reply #33 on: 06-03-2003 13:21 »

*sigh* nooooo!!!! hasn't anyone ever seen the thousands of bad tv-show spinoff movies?!?! we all fell in love with futurama the way it is, and sending it through the hollywood machine would take away all of it's charm and humor. movies are quite different from tv shows, and not just in length and budget. they will probably want to target a futurama movie towards the teen demographic. just think of what they'll change to make it appeal to such a broad, stupid audience! i mean, they're certainly not going to target it towards geeks. that's not how hollywood works. they'll try and make it hip. hip!!! do you know what they're definition for that is nowadays? no, making our brilliant little cult classic into a movie would not turn out well.
El Zilcho

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« Reply #34 on: 06-03-2003 13:28 »
« Last Edit on: 06-03-2003 13:28 »

@grunka_lunka: They'd probably get the original Futurama crew if they made a movie, and the crew doesn't want to change it. That's the reason FOX hates Futurama, Groening has total creative control.
Venus

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« Reply #35 on: 06-03-2003 19:32 »

.....im a teen. Everybody i know who watches it is a teen. And a good number of peelers are teens. The show still appeals to us as it is.
shyguy09

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« Reply #36 on: 06-04-2003 18:33 »

A big reason why movies based on tv shows suck, is because it's THIRTY years later, with a completely different crew of writers, directors, actors..etc, and basicly, it's just a dumb resoloution to a lack of a new, good idea.

I don't think that'd be the case for Futurama...
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #37 on: 06-05-2003 09:23 »

BNLBum thats a wikid idea, i think if futurama was a movie they should have all the caracters trapped in somekind of ship that goes to the past, Fry has to decide if he wants to stay or not....they get in the ship or watever and go forward in time to the year 4000 where they have to adjust to the life, bam end of futurama. Maybe they cud kill some of them off as well.....hermes
Gocad

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« Reply #38 on: 06-05-2003 10:02 »

I agree with everything grunka_lunka said about Movies which are based on TV shows. Most of them suck.

Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #39 on: 06-05-2003 15:54 »

I like your idea, BNLbum!  I think if they advertised good, funny, commercials, then many people would see it.  Everyone loves comedy!  And people like good plot lines, good writing and clever events.  In case you didn't already realize, the Futurama writers are the masters at that.  I still stay with my earlier post's idea.  Even though I like the Simpsons still, Futurama would be so much better as a movie (as if it isn't as a TV show already).

Oh, and I'm a clumsy, athletic, stupid, smart, ugly, pretty, funny, friendly TEEN too. (Don't ask)
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