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Anarchist

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« Reply #40 on: 06-30-2003 11:32 »

It still may not have been 130,000 people, since it's not very difficult to sign with several realistic names, but it doesn't matter much now, does it...
Sil

Professor
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« Reply #41 on: 06-30-2003 11:42 »

That's what we were saying - they got rid of the duplicates, and the emails had to be real because a verification mail was sent. It really was 130000 separate signatures.
Teral

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« Reply #42 on: 06-30-2003 17:04 »

Nah, it's redicolously easy to sign up for a Hotmail or Yahoo account, and then use it just to make another signature. Tedious, yes. Difficult, no. But I think mArc and the CGEF guys got the most redundant (and stupid) posts weeded out.
Monty Carlo

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« Reply #43 on: 07-01-2003 11:53 »

Stop me if I'm wrong, but...

If Futurama cannot be brought back immediately, why not a few years down the road?  I mean, if Ren and Stimpy can be revived after a decade, it is at least plausible.

What Futurama-as-legal-property has going for it is that it is relatively free from Fox and can move around.  What is stopping it, I've heard, is its expensive production costs.  If and when the U.S.A. emerges from its current economic funk, there will be more potential funds for production.  In theory, at least.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #44 on: 07-01-2003 14:19 »

I wish that would happen, Monty Carlo.  I'm just not smart enough to understand all these concepts of why and why not it can can be brought back.
Killerfox

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« Reply #45 on: 07-01-2003 14:49 »

Well i hate to agree with most of you on this one but i think there is a .0006% chances that happening but i think that the chance of a Movie is still open with a 45% chances
Heatshiver

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« Reply #46 on: 07-01-2003 15:56 »
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Monty Carlo, I had been thinking the same thing. I just hope they don't take as long as Ren & Stimpy did to come back...
alexvilagosh

Goose Patrol
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« Reply #47 on: 07-02-2003 00:34 »

I think there is about 2% chance of it coming back and about 0.000001% chance of a movie.
izu

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« Reply #48 on: 07-02-2003 02:36 »

I dont think that they will bother to bring Futurama back because FOX thinks that everyone loves "The Simpsons" and that people wont want to watch anything elce.
less than hero

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« Reply #49 on: 07-02-2003 08:52 »

Fox should really look into it.  Surely they should realise that Futurama is as popular as the simpsons...then, they could cancel another show that is actually WORTH cancelling...
The way I see it from the audio commentaries on the DVD for season one, fox hated the idea for futurama from the beginning, and no reasons were given.  So, why didn't the team sign up with someone else then?  Futurama can easily beat the simpsons.  DIE FOX.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #50 on: 07-02-2003 09:16 »

less than hero, you' have a good point.  If FOX would show it more, more people would watch it.  There are many people who say The Simpsons is their favorite show, and if they saw Futurama, I'd bet you a million bucks that they'd like it better.  Maybe if Fox came to their senses and put it on to make some money, if they show it after the Simpsons each week night, maybe more people will watch.  My family usually eats during that time, so we watch it.  I'm guessing other families do, too. 
less than hero

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« Reply #51 on: 07-02-2003 11:15 »

Damn straight...
Australian Guy

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« Reply #52 on: 07-02-2003 11:18 »

IT would then become the matt groinig hour, and they wouldnt like that.

One reason is that 10 years down the track the ppl involved will be doing other things.
less than hero

Bending Unit
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« Reply #53 on: 07-02-2003 15:20 »

awwwwwwww.......
Heatshiver

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« Reply #54 on: 07-02-2003 17:25 »

FOX is definitely to blame. If they think that Futurama got bad ratings because the show was crap, then they obviously don't know much about programming anymore. They are the ones that kept switching its time slots around and deciding when and when not to show it. They also need to look at the ratings it has been getting on Cartoon Network. In it's first week it broke all kinds of rating records for its late time slot, it surpassed all the ratings for the other Adult Swim shows.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #55 on: 07-03-2003 05:02 »

And why did Fux do what they did? Why does Fux seem to hate Futurama?
Because Matt G & co. showed them they didn't know a good TV show from their own @$$h01e$.
<dials thermostat down a thousand>
I wish either the Fux exec(s) responsible would come to their senses, or be forcably removed from the Television industry... permanently.
And another thing: The more force, the better!
<dials thermostat down another thousand>
I must remember to get a bigger thermostat...
less than hero

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« Reply #56 on: 07-03-2003 06:05 »

Swearing won't do an anything
Tjoppen
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« Reply #57 on: 07-03-2003 06:45 »

Wait a min.. What is it really stopping them from getting together again and work with say Cartoon Network?
Do Fox own some sort of rights that makes it impossible for the team to go with another company?

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CyberKnight

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« Reply #58 on: 07-03-2003 07:54 »

Basically, yes. FOX owns the first-run broadcast rights to Futurama. Without those, no other network can show Futurama.

And CN is too small a network to afford Futurama.
Sil

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« Reply #59 on: 07-03-2003 09:47 »

I think the main issue was that, apart from the fact that CN can't afford to buy the rights to the show from FOX, was that the show is simply too expensive for a small network to produce.  There were allegedly talks about selling it to CN, but it would have to be produced on a much cheaper scale, which would mean cutting a lot of the glorious (but very expensive) 3D, and a lot less people would be able to work on it.
Tjoppen
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« Reply #60 on: 07-03-2003 10:35 »

I see. Oh, well. Que sera, sera.
less than hero

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« Reply #61 on: 07-03-2003 11:10 »

Why the hell does Fox hang on to the rights if they want to cancel the show?  That is just plain awkward and weird.
Heatshiver

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« Reply #62 on: 07-03-2003 20:27 »

Just for any profit that can still be earned.
Yorokobi

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« Reply #63 on: 07-03-2003 22:46 »

I hope they DON'T do a TV renewal, and DO do a Movie....  Even a TV movie.

#1 a larger 1 shot project is more likely to bring the old voice talent back.

#2 I'd love to loose myself in the Futurama universe for a good 1 1/2 to 2 hours with no interuptions!

shyguy09

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« Reply #64 on: 07-03-2003 23:19 »

It sounds good to me, that if the Family Guy Straight to DVD movie sells well, then a Futurama movie is at the least a plausible idea...


Right?
Heatshiver

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« Reply #65 on: 07-03-2003 23:34 »

It's a plausible idea, but maybe not a good idea. A movie would probably ruin the Futurama we hold dear. They would either have to make it start at the beginning of the Futurama timeline, at its premature end, or make up a predictable story...

I'm all for the renewal of the show though!
alexvilagosh

Goose Patrol
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« Reply #66 on: 07-05-2003 02:53 »

I'd rather Futurama stay off than come back and be crap like the Simpsons is now.

It's better to quit while your ahead.
ShineFusion

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« Reply #67 on: 07-05-2003 03:16 »

You can already see Futurama steering off course and becoming more like the simpsons later seasons, they are very close but most definitely not there. If they were to continue it would end up like the simpsons later seasons and i don't think anybody wants that.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #68 on: 07-05-2003 09:30 »

I don't see it going off into the Simpsons direction and, personally, I don't want to think of that at all.  It was too young to steer off that way.

A movie or a renewel are both great to me.  Probabaly a renewel would be better, because it's longer and going to make us happier, but I'd settle for either with no problem.  If TBS gets good ratings with it, are they a big enough company to buy it?
Heatshiver

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« Reply #69 on: 07-05-2003 16:06 »

Is TBS being allowed to show Futurama reruns?
Futurama_Hil

Urban Legend
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« Reply #70 on: 07-05-2003 19:02 »

That's what is said, starting Monday next week, I believe.  Check out CGEF for more info. 
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