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Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #120 on: 07-30-2003 15:08 »
« Last Edit on: 07-30-2003 15:08 »

what he said

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Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #121 on: 07-30-2003 15:14 »

 
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Originally posted by spacepilot3000:
Futurama? Live action? NO.

I totally agree with this statement. If it was live action I wouldn't even watch it, I'd just totally disregard it.
grunka_lunka

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« Reply #122 on: 07-30-2003 15:16 »
« Last Edit on: 07-30-2003 15:16 »

how good the movie will be just depends on how they handle it. if they make it clever enough to get positive reviews and still have funny/cool enough trailers to attract an audience, it will be a success, but i'm sure that would prove very difficult, and i can only hope that they do nothing to cheapen it along the way.
boo

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« Reply #123 on: 08-06-2003 04:32 »

The universe is in peril every 2 or 3 episodes on the show. It's nothing new. Nor are moral dilemma's. On the show we've been witness to casual genocide, confrontations with 'god' and several other big themes. The show is too irreverent to hold down a huge plot for an hour and half. So you need to break it up.

But... try this out. During a routine delivery the planet express crew hilariously screw up and are shut down by DOOP (for reasons a real writer can think up). Without their jobs they are forced to go their seperate ways. So we get a brief glimpse of each of their personal lives and back stories without having to resort to self referential South Park-isms.

This would also make Fry and Leela's relationship a key part to the film. 
As they would be taken from eachother, and thus the emotional impact of their eventual reunion would be heightened.

Bring in the main plot of a time officer who was sent to catch Fry before he commits a crime ala Minority Report or maybe a time officer whose job it is to bring Fry back to his own time. (though that brings up all sorts of continuity errors) and then we have scenes of Bender and Zoidberg etc trying to break into the (Galactic) Police Headquarters (a locale we haven't seen yet) to steal back the Planet Express ship (which could even be a set up for a joke in which they ask why they would steal such a lame ship when they could steal something faster), we have Leela piloting a freighter  which gets pulled over by none other than Capt. Zapp... Throw in some Amy Wong graduation/ Kif Kroker stuff and The Professor's latest invention(s)

And eventually we have a reunification of the whole gang, and an uncovering of a more sinister plot. Have Fry save Leela and vice versa...and bring Fry's parents into it all somehow and you get aplot which works in an episodic fashion but doesn't betray the nature of the characters. And feels somewhat bigger than it actually is.

Now that I've said that, none of it will happen... =( Because of intellectual property laws.

 
Android49

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« Reply #124 on: 08-06-2003 15:18 »

The movie should be based on that Fry has found a way to return to 2000.  The entire Planet Express crew would have a different part in the storyline.  Around the end, they would find a black hole or something but Fry would stay and admit his love for Leela.
boo

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« Reply #125 on: 08-06-2003 20:31 »

I agree with whoever said that bringing Fry to the past as a main plot line is a bad idea. The show is called Futurama and people will be expecting (at least for the first film) the Future. Besides Fry wouldn't be funny in the year 2000 yet, the whole premise of his character is "a fish out of water". The crew has already gone back in time in 'Alls Well that Roswell' so some of the impact of the 'crew' in the past is gone.

If you made it so Fry found a way to live in the year 3000 and yet still be able to make trips (each one destroying the fabric of space and time etc) to the year 2000, you might be able to do something with it.  Say the more he goes the more he loses touch with the future, and that old cliche of 'if you go anymore I'm afraid you won't be able to come back'. Then again this idea retreads 'A Fishful of Dollars', so what do I know...
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #126 on: 08-17-2003 01:41 »

Well, I guess since the series is over, how bout some movie ideas? Make sure to put in a plot.
zoidburgsfriend

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« Reply #127 on: 08-19-2003 03:43 »

Hi, I'm new here. I've always been a simpsons/futurama fan. I've heard rumors of movies for both of the shows. A futurama movie is a good idea but the plot should be a prequel or an ending to the series showing what happens to the characters. One thing I would like to see is if zoidburg ever gets more respect or some good friends to talk to because he seems to be alone a lot. The big question is if Fry and Leela ever get together, and see what becomes of Bender. A funny thing to put in the futurama movie is if at some point Bender gets reprogrammed to have the total opposite attitude he currently has, and have him be the one to bring Fry and Leela together, but later get his old self back and see how everyone is treating him now and have him get really mad and go crazy . Anything can happen, I just can't wait for the finished product when and if it comes out. Another funny but probably impossible idea would be to have Professor Fink from the simpsons invent a time machine that messes up and sends some members of springfield to futurama and have them see how the citizens of futurama relate i.e. Homer vs or buddies with Bender. It would be more probable to see Homer fight Bender on celebrity deathmatch, but they're just cartoons but if they were real, I'd bet on that fight. I could just start a new topic about who would win that match and how. Another cool match would be bart and lisa vs fry and leela, or that captain who likes leela vs linel hutz, or the two professors. Another cool  idea for the movie would be time travel.
Cheeez

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« Reply #128 on: 08-19-2003 05:04 »

I Quote Matt Groening Himself:

Simpsons is Fictional. Futurama is Real.

So no Simpsons Character even really exists, even in the Futurama universe.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #129 on: 08-22-2003 17:25 »

Anthology of Interest The Movie!

Ever wondered what it would be like if the other Planet Expess characters were able to ask the 'What If' machine a question? Well now you can, in Anthology of Interest The Movie! Every memeber of Planet Express has one question, even Scruffy gets a turn, and you can watch them all, only IF you decide to that is  wink
Bobby King

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« Reply #130 on: 08-22-2003 17:27 »

sounds good Otis  laff
Rocketboy

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« Reply #131 on: 08-22-2003 19:31 »

Brain Spawn and the Omocrons team up tto take over earth and succede. It is up to the PEC to save the world
Slashco

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« Reply #132 on: 09-01-2003 19:38 »
« Last Edit on: 09-01-2003 19:38 »

Personally I think a Futurama movie could work. I mean they made movies out of Rugrats and the Wild Thornberries for Chrissake. But it should definitely bring some new material and be original, rather than simply re-hashing old episodes. The following contains a few spoilers:


Anyway, these are just a few ideas I had. Most likely we'll never even see a movie, but we can dream, can't we?   smile
futuramamama

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« Reply #133 on: 11-17-2003 23:20 »

I heard David X. Cohen did punch-ups for movies. And he wanted to do an animation feature film one day. I doubt he had Futurama in mind though.
As long as they don't make it suitable for children. If it's one thing I hate, it's intelligent TV-shows made into movies suitable for children, because some moronic Hollywood producer wants his money to come in bundles. So it has to appeal to everyone. I think one of the things that made Futurama great, is that it didn't appeal to everyone. Like so many other shows on TV these days that have been modified to suit the sponsors. Well, I'm going to bed. it's five a clock in the morning here, and I have to study for my exams tomorrow.
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Dolcelannah

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« Reply #134 on: 11-17-2003 23:30 »
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Futurama does have amazing writers. But it's really the issue of getting them to come back an work for Foz for a movie - no doubt plenty of them are working on different projects now. And no matter how great the writers may be, there is such a completely different structure from a TV show to a movie. Often I find I like the beginning 'setup' part of a Futurama ep better than the rest of it. I think it's because it's so much harder to write in jokes and funny bits that match up to the main plot than to add in hilarious bits that don't really further the ep in the beginning. But in a movie, the fantastic beginning bit would have to spread out over a whole two-hour thingy, and the funny bits would just be so sparse...

I don't know though. I haven't seen the South Park movie but I heard the Blame Canada song - that was good, and I suppose they could put a couple of good Futurama songs a la Robot Hell and Jamaican Beat into the movie, and it wouldn't be so bad. But I don't know... I think a movie would just spoil the big picture of Futurama, and make it much less likely to be picked up as a TV series again. Not that it will, anyway, so I guess we may as well wish for a fantastic movie that will turn around those evil Foxes and give us our Futurama back! Yeah!   big grin

Oh dear. I find it hard not to ramble at PEEL.

BTW, Futuramamama: What's a Blast-Fax kiss?   confused  tongue

EDIT: WOOOHOOO! I'm a Delivery Boy!!!! *does little delivery boy dance*  tongue

helpimchoking

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« Reply #135 on: 11-18-2003 00:28 »

Ah, perfect post. I think the movie should be:

Leela is going off with a new guy, and she will be leaving planet express. Infact, no one knows she will be leaving. Fry finds out and is off to search for her.  smile

oooooor......

Fry faces danger when he is delivering a package in the frosty arctic. He is gone for days when leela goes and searches for  him. Soon, she is lost herself, and fry finds her. Can fry save her, or will he save himself? dun dun duuuuuun.!!!

(i have in 2 notebooks, full of scripts i have made up for futurama)
The Comedy Bee

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« Reply #136 on: 11-18-2003 12:45 »

In my oppinion they should go completely over the top and include every sci-fi cliche there is!
Also the Space Pope should be involved in some way.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #137 on: 11-18-2003 13:54 »

Well one of the things that I love about Futurama is it's original plots or that they can take a simple sci-fi concept like time travel and put a different spin on it, as in Roswell That Ends Well. So it bothers be that some people here think the movie should be a flat out parody.  hmpf
 
 Also, I'd like to see new characters in a Futurama movie. Not that I dislike the old characters entirely, but if the big enemy in the film was the Brain Spawn or the Omicronians again I wouldn't be so interested. I'd personally like to see new races and concepts such as...well, I don't wanna give away any ideas that I might wanna use in future.  tongue

A crap idea is still an idea.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #138 on: 11-18-2003 16:01 »

Futurama movie!  I hope it's true!  It don't matter to me what the story is!  It won't matter if it's live action or animated, I would love to see a Futurama movie!  If it's live-action here's who I think can play who:

Fry.......Seth Green
Leela.....Jennifer Garner
Bender....a robotic replica and John Goodman can do the voice
Prof. Farnsworth........John Lithgow
Hermes...........Tim Meadows (If he'd wear a fat suit, he could pull it off!)
Labarbara........Halle Berry
Amy..............Zhing Ziyi (the girl from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.)
Dr. Zoidberg......Dustin Hoffman (in a crab suit of course!)
Zapp Branigan.....Rob Schnider!
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #139 on: 11-18-2003 16:27 »

Why do we need a live action Futurama movie when a Red Dwarf movie is up and coming?
zoidberg74

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« Reply #140 on: 11-18-2003 19:43 »

why bother with live action? look what they did with the Flinstones. in my not so humble opinion,  it sucked royal.
noisemaker

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« Reply #141 on: 11-19-2003 02:30 »
« Last Edit on: 11-19-2003 02:30 »

agreed, live action would suck, on another note; the film should have a devastating end to a character, a cameo perhaps? war-related im sure... but it has to be a film that'll make futurama fans like ourselves walk out of the cinema, and think about what happened for weeks   big grin

i love movies that make me think, and i love movies that make me think for days after seeing it.. now im not saying make the film serious and artsy, but make it so that if it's a single film, it ends there, or as a trilogy, to end it at part 3 (of course) and tie all the loose ends, but not in a candy way that movies tend to do that are based on tv shows...

i dunno, feel free to rip me apart   big grin
Venus

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« Reply #142 on: 11-19-2003 02:37 »

i agree with you noise maker. A thinking movie that ties up all the loose ends that we missed out on is exactly what i'm hoping for. That and shippiness. I must have my shippiness.
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #143 on: 11-19-2003 03:01 »
« Last Edit on: 11-19-2003 03:01 »

 
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Originally posted by KurtPikachu2001:
Zapp Branigan.....Rob Schnider!

Okay, that was just mean. I happen to have actually met him and he's not a dumb guy. I think Zapp should be played by a more desperate kind of actor... like... Tim Curry.    laff

EDIT: Please for the love of god don't start the Rob Schneider and/or Adam Sandler argument again...
zoidberg74

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« Reply #144 on: 11-19-2003 11:19 »
« Last Edit on: 11-19-2003 11:19 »

jon lovitz as zapp? he's got the physique.
bob newhart

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« Reply #145 on: 11-20-2003 15:22 »

 
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Originally posted by KurtPikachu2001:Bender....a robotic replica and John Goodman can do the voice

john goodman...do a voice over?
PCC Fred

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« Reply #146 on: 11-20-2003 15:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
Why do we need a live action Futurama movie when a Red Dwarf movie is up and coming?

You're right.  One shite sci-fi movie is bad enough. But two of them...  no no
noisemaker

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« Reply #147 on: 11-22-2003 02:22 »

here's an idea, if there (god forbid) was a live--action version... why not have john dimagio to do the voice? just a thought, would be a good idea eh? dont know why....


i'd be amazed if the futurama movie was made all art-house'ish too.. i dunno i just have a nack for art-related movies, not many anime have been done that way, except for Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade. that film looks like a mindless actionfest but u look at what the characters talk about, similar to an old infamous tale, i can't get into it much, otherwise i'll ruin it, and the ending! MY GOODNESS... but yeh...

David A

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« Reply #148 on: 11-22-2003 03:52 »

A live action Futurama movie would suck, and I'll tell you why.

It wouldn't be too hard to find actors to play Fry, Amy, Hermes, Farnsworth, and other humans.  No problem there.

A live action Bender can certainly be done.  Just ask this guy.   wink

I'm sure that Hollywood could even come up with a passable Zoidberg.

However, a live action version of Leela would just be wrong.  Have you ever seen a live action movie with a cyclops in it?  I have.  It might be possible to make a realistic-looking cyclops in a live action movie, but she would not be cute.  Trust me, Leela fans.  You wouldn't like it.
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #149 on: 11-23-2003 01:06 »

 
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Originally posted by spacepilot3000:
Futurama? Live action? NO.

I stand correct. Futurama in live action is the worst idea since Greedo shoots first in Star Wars. Keep it animated. If it's live action. Even the biggest Futurama fan(Like me) would avoid it. I would only see it if done right. Which is like a Million to One chance.

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« Reply #150 on: 01-31-2004 14:09 »

ohhh come on it would be cooool. But why not have John Dimaggio keep the voiceover of Bender?

Ohh man, Seth Green as Fry.... :-D

BTW, just a minor error... it's "Zhang Ziyi."
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #151 on: 01-31-2004 14:15 »

I just don't think live action is the way to go. It would lose some of the imagination that the show brought when it was animated.
luvnpeese

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« Reply #152 on: 01-31-2004 14:18 »

Yeah... but it's never gonna happen anyways.
supernaut mark

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« Reply #153 on: 01-31-2004 14:52 »
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I agree that Bender should cuss, but not like Reservoir Dogs calibre, A couple here and there would add a lot to the show.

Also, I think a good story would be something involving a space heist or something along those lines.

And  would you like the soundtrack to be original scores, or licensed music?
I woud like both, with some of the original songs written for it thrown in there, with a couple new, and some licensd one also in there.
I always kind of though "I Fought The Law" would be a Futurama song.
rule brittannia

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« Reply #154 on: 02-11-2004 14:08 »
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 no 'mom takes over story' thats just old
bish

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« Reply #155 on: 02-11-2004 15:29 »

i think that everyone shouldn't think about a possible plot in anyway, however tempting it may be. then if u find out the plot u won't be dissapointed
Cloud 9

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« Reply #156 on: 02-11-2004 20:47 »

Originally, I would've thought that a "Fry goes back to 2000" story would be good, but now that I think about it...NO. Also, there should be a big "battle for the universe" deal, but NOT with old villains like Mom or the Omicronians. (I liked the Omicronians, anyway!  tongue) I agree, a live-action movie would be a MAJOR no-no! The characters personalities are mainly conveyed through their VOICES for pete's sake! Take that away, and whattya got? A cheap spin-off.  no no I rest my case! *promply walks off into pole*   big grin

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Levitate_Me

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« Reply #157 on: 02-11-2004 21:14 »


I have always been intrested in turning an idea I have into at least a Fan Fic but I think I could maybe extend it into a script or something.  It would probably be just for fun but hey if anyone would want to help out. Contact me. It'd be fun to work on something, just to kill time.
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #158 on: 02-12-2004 13:55 »

 
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Originally posted by supernaut mark:

And  would you like the soundtrack to be original scores, or licensed music?
I woud like both, with some of the original songs written for it thrown in there, with a couple new, and some licensd one also in there.
I always kind of though "I Fought The Law" would be a Futurama song.


I think some of the music should be the same, And some to be new. Like use a full-on orchestra to do the Futurama theme. I really liked the bogad swap trail theme in the video game. Prehaps they could incorperate that into the movie some how. Like a chase scene.
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #159 on: 02-13-2004 12:38 »

i think for it to be a movie it has to be a big event like the earth is going to be distroyed. Following on from Slashcos idea Frys child (teenage girl with one eye and ginger hair) comes back to warn them that the world is about t be destroyed by something they need to stop, a new alein race or idea not an existing one. Then Fry wonders how he got together with Leela to have their child. Load of crap happens then at the end they find out the way to stop the earth being destroyed is to never have Fry and Leelas child, they have to sacrifice their love to save the universe and their child has to sacrifice her life.
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