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Cube_166

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« on: 06-18-2003 13:03 »

In the UK we haven't had an episode for months now, since The Why Of Fry. I was wondering if anyone knew when they would be shown.
CyberKnight

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« Reply #1 on: 06-18-2003 13:11 »

"The Sting" is scheduled for this weekend (Sunday 22nd).

"The Farnsworth Parabox" is scheduled for the week after, and presumably "Three Hundred Big Boys" the week after that.

You can check www.radiotimes.beeb.com  for listings (search for Futurama) or www.digiguide.com.
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #2 on: 06-18-2003 13:16 »

Sky one has no plan to show any of the episodes in any order or on any regular basis/time so anyones guess is as good as yours. the UKs crap with the Futurama episodes if u dont have sky the only way u can see it is at about 4 in the morning...
CyberKnight

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« Reply #3 on: 06-18-2003 13:26 »
« Last Edit on: 06-18-2003 13:26 »

*Ahem*

(Spoilers)





EDIT: And that first one should be 22nd June. For some reason it wouldn't update, so I couldn't see that.
FlameBoy

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« Reply #4 on: 06-18-2003 14:15 »

Damn, I sooo wish I had Sky :-( I'll probably be dead by the time C4 air these episodes.
Lurrr

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« Reply #5 on: 06-18-2003 15:06 »

Buy the DVDs. By the time season 4 comes out Ch 4 may have realized that Futurama exists.
Smitty

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« Reply #6 on: 06-18-2003 15:27 »
« Last Edit on: 06-18-2003 15:27 »

Futurama is back on C4 next month. Although I think they might just show I Dated A Robot then say it was the last in the series and not show anything else for another six months and instead repeat the new crap episodes of Friends forever more.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #7 on: 06-18-2003 15:52 »

It's awesome that Sky are finally showing the new eps. I wonder if by the time they've shown them, if there will be anymore that have aired in the US, to air straight after here?  smile
FlameBoy

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« Reply #8 on: 06-18-2003 16:49 »

Yeah I've got the DVDs, but still haven't seen any 4ACV episodes. Thanks for that Smitty, hope they are showing Season 4, I'll only see 3 new episodes but at least it's some!
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #9 on: 06-18-2003 17:09 »

CGEF says that they assume that Sky're gonna show three repeats after Three Hundred Big Boys, so who knows...
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #10 on: 06-18-2003 17:16 »

I guess it's back to the waiting game then  smile...
CyberKnight

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« Reply #11 on: 06-18-2003 19:17 »

There's a movie on July 6th in the States, something to do with independence, or whatever  tongue.

So it looks like we'll be catching up to the US again, and waiting for further episodes.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #12 on: 06-18-2003 19:35 »
« Last Edit on: 06-18-2003 19:35 »

Another example of nOOb hyperbole:

 
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Originally posted by SwanMan3000:
Sky one has no plan to show any of the episodes in any order or on any regular basis/time so anyones guess is as good as yours.

Say what?  It's been at 7:00 on Sundays for about three years now, and Sky One would probably air all the remaining episodes in a few weeks if FOX would let them.

As for the order in which they're shown, except for the beginning of McSeason 2 (and a Tale of Two Santas) Sky One have shown them in pretty much the same order as FOX.
CurlyJoe

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« Reply #13 on: 06-18-2003 21:55 »

Here in england you either have sky or you order the seasons from amazon!
sheep555

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« Reply #14 on: 06-19-2003 04:22 »

 
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Originally posted by SwanMan3000:
Sky one has no plan to show any of the episodes in any order or on any regular basis/time so anyones guess is as good as yours.

To jump to Sky's defence, during last half term (a fortnight ago), they showed Futurama every day, they've been showing it three times a day on Saturday and Sunday, and they've been promoting it (I just saw a trail), even if they're not new episodes (which isn't Sky's fault).
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #15 on: 06-19-2003 04:32 »

Do u ever see a trail for Futurama saying its a brand new episode and when you watch it its old. happened to me and alot of people i knew quite alot?
CyberKnight

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« Reply #16 on: 06-19-2003 05:45 »

Never trust Sky to say when there's something new on, in promo form. They probably can't be bothered to make new promo's without the All New bit. And sometimes they even say repeats (such as Enterprise's "Broken Bow" ) are "All New".
PCC Fred

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« Reply #17 on: 06-19-2003 20:08 »

The trouble is, Sky have been fucked around by FOX regarding Futurama.  They'd probably have shown all 16 McSeason 5 episodes over the last four months if they'd had the chance, but FOX have apparently blocked their ability to do that.
sheep555

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« Reply #18 on: 06-22-2003 12:40 »

[Bump]  smile

Just a reminder for those who can recieve Sky that The Sting will be on tonight at 7:00. Now's your chance to watch a brilliant episode in brilliant quality  smile
PCC Fred

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« Reply #19 on: 06-23-2003 18:29 »

Is anyone as pissed off as me that the UK TV magazines, not to mention SKY's EPG, all gave away the twist at the end of "The Sting" - that it was Leela, not Fry, who was stung?
CyberKnight

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« Reply #20 on: 06-23-2003 18:52 »

To be honest, it wasn't really that much of a suprise to me - it reminded me so much of many Voyager episodes - mostly from Seasons 1-4 (What I like to term the "good" seasons  tongue).
Smitty

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« Reply #21 on: 06-24-2003 11:02 »
« Last Edit on: 06-24-2003 11:02 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
Is anyone as pissed off as me that the UK TV magazines, not to mention SKY's EPG, all gave away the twist at the end of "The Sting" - that it was Leela, not Fry, who was stung?

Yeah I read that in What's On TV last week and was quite surprised seeing as they ruined the whole episode with just a few words. I mean a couple of TV guides said "The crew battle killer bees" - surely that was enough? Obviously not...
less than hero

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« Reply #22 on: 06-24-2003 11:22 »

Hi.  I'm new here.  Does anyone else think it stinks that only two channels show futurama in the UK?  Sky is fine if you have access to it, but otherwise you have the inconvenience of Channel 4 repeats and inconsistent times.  More channels should air it cos it's really popular in the UK. Also, does anyone know how to access the easter eggs on the futurama season three DVD box set?  Or any of the others? Thanks.
Smitty

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« Reply #23 on: 06-24-2003 11:31 »

 
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Originally posted by less than hero:
Does anyone else think it stinks that only two channels show futurama in the UK?

As opposed to the many many channnels that show it Belgium, Spain, Germany and Russia?
planetcutie

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« Reply #24 on: 06-24-2003 17:06 »

I gave up on UK TV's scheduling of Futurama long ago.  I've seen 90% of episodes for the first time on the DVDs...
Cube_166

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« Reply #25 on: 06-24-2003 18:25 »

and we can hardly blame you!
Tweek

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« Reply #26 on: 06-25-2003 04:49 »

 
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Originally posted by less than hero:
Also, does anyone know how to access the easter eggs on the futurama season three DVD box set?  Or any of the others? Thanks.
Look here for the easter eggs.

Welcome to PEEL  smile


less than hero

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« Reply #27 on: 06-25-2003 10:45 »

Thanks Tweek
lovablerascal

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« Reply #28 on: 06-25-2003 17:22 »

This is the exact problem everywhere, TV execs, the BBFC and others hate Futurama for its content, its cannibalised of good jokes and aired at 8.00 AM in school breaks and gets the same for a 6.00PM viewing (All on Channel 4). The slow paced humor of the first episode may have deterred potential viewers, the sad fact all its run its been compared to the Simpsons and is a sci fi show! Futurama needs a solid and appropriate slot, i dont blame the creators for this blunder, as they made it good, i blame the overly critical reviewers, the closed minded Simpson fans.
Futurama should be relaunched all over the shop at 8.30 PM for the Audience who will watch it.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #29 on: 06-25-2003 18:04 »

That's Channel 4.  Sky-One have aired it at a consistent time for the last three years and there have been few cuts.  As for the reviews, nearly all the ones I've seen have been positive.  Some critics even deemed Futurama as better than the Simpsons.
M Jackson
Professor
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« Reply #30 on: 06-25-2003 18:44 »

That's because it is! I love the Simpsons and I always will, but Futurama's even better!
less than hero

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« Reply #31 on: 06-26-2003 10:58 »

I have to agree with planetcutie.  The only way that I have seen so many futurama episodes for the first time is on DVD.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #32 on: 06-26-2003 11:10 »

*shrugs*

I've seen nearly episode when they first aired on Sky.  And when I missed them, it was because I was on holiday or in hospital, rather than me not knowing what time they were on.
less than hero

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« Reply #33 on: 06-27-2003 11:05 »

I only just got access to sky, though.
Lurrr

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« Reply #34 on: 06-29-2003 09:34 »

Today's Futurama episode on Sky One was featured in the Daily Mail's Weekend Magazine. It's a 'Must See' episode (the Fransworth Parabox) and they mention Futurama's cancellation. I just thought I'd mention that.
BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #35 on: 06-29-2003 09:46 »

 
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Originally posted by lovablerascal:
This is the exact problem everywhere, TV execs, the BBFC and others hate Futurama for its content...

Erm... it is my understanding that the BBFC have nothing to do with anything broadcast on TV.
M Jackson
Professor
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« Reply #36 on: 06-29-2003 10:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Lurrr:
Today's Futurama episode on Sky One was featured in the Daily Mail's Weekend Magazine. It's a 'Must See' episode (the Fransworth Parabox) and they mention Futurama's cancellation. I just thought I'd mention that.

I saw that. The weekend magazine seems to have always liked Futurama. It often gets mentioned in the pick of the week, or must see section.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #37 on: 06-29-2003 11:11 »

 
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Originally posted by less than hero:
I only just got access to sky, though.

You've had to watch it on C4 for the last couple of years?  frown

You poor guy.  frown
BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #38 on: 06-29-2003 11:26 »

I haven't got Sky and I've seen every episode. I have got the Internet, you see.
lovablerascal

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« Reply #39 on: 06-29-2003 14:57 »

DVD for me too, i couldnt believe how many times the word b*****d appeared in season 2!
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