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less than hero

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« on: 06-27-2003 11:10 »

Hey guys, me again.  Sorry if this is the wrong thread, but I'm still new and haven't got the hang of these message board madeelees.  Anyway, how did everyone first get interested in futurama?  My friend recommended it to me when I started Secondary school...  big grin
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #1 on: 06-27-2003 12:15 »

Oh, I don't know um.........BY WATCHING THE FIRST EPISODE!
Fryvilous

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« Reply #2 on: 06-27-2003 12:27 »

Yeah, by watching the first episode I guess.
Archonix

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« Reply #3 on: 06-27-2003 12:43 »

By looking at the preview information for it, pretty much.  That single picture of the gang standing around looking nifty  just made me think "Oooh, wow, Groening goes pink!"  I hav eto say, I was surprsied at how different it was, pleasantly so.  smile
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #4 on: 06-27-2003 12:54 »

I have to admit I never heard of it until CN brought it along.  I couldn't sleep one night so I watched it being I love CN, and I fell in love with it after watching "Put Your Head On My Shoulder"- my first ep.  smile Haven't missed it ever since.

I think there was a thread like this before... Ah well.
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« Reply #5 on: 06-27-2003 12:58 »

 
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Originally posted by spacepilot3000:
Oh, I don't know um.........BY WATCHING THE FIRST EPISODE!
I did that too  smile

Amorpheus

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« Reply #6 on: 06-27-2003 13:02 »

I think my first episode was The Series Has Landed, any I was hooked after I, Roommate.  big grin
M Jackson
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« Reply #7 on: 06-27-2003 13:40 »

I remember one morning probably early 1999, I was having breakfast getting ready for school and my Dad told me that Matt Greoning was making a new show (he knew I was a big Simpsons fan) Then I saw an interview with Greoning on channel 4s The Big Breakfast. It basically gave out all the info you'll get on the Season 1 DVD featurette. I remember I was instantly interested in the sci fi concepts of the show. Unfortunatly at the time I didn't have Sky Digital (we had it installed about two years ago). I remember waiting to see it on channel 4 whilst my friends at school (those who had Sky) kept telling me how funny and cool Futurama was. After months of waiting for channel 4 to start showing it I was rewarded. I remember it premiered at about 9:30 one evening with a short promo feature playing before the first episode. Ever since I saw Space Pilot 3000 I have religiously watched and rewatched every episode.
Vamsi

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« Reply #8 on: 06-27-2003 13:49 »

I've been a fan since the pilot episode. When I heard there was going to be a new sci-fi based animation show from Matt Groening, I was hooked!

It wasn't long before Futurama replaced The Simpsons as my favorite show. Sad to see it come to an end <*wipes away tear*>
less than hero

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« Reply #9 on: 06-27-2003 14:09 »

Too true, friend.  Too true...
planetcutie

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« Reply #10 on: 06-27-2003 14:26 »

I first heard about Futurama when the Guardian's 'Guide' supplement promo'd it.  Then I caught an episode on Sky at my parent's house and watched it on C4 whenever I could (not often).  I bought the season 1 DVD last February and...well, here I am.   wink

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« Reply #11 on: 06-27-2003 14:37 »
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I watched (and liked) Futurama since the first episode, but for me, it got really interesting around the third season (Parasites Lost/The Day The Earth Stood Stupid/Luck of the Fryish). That's when it became clear what a really awesome show this was (and how far The Simpsons had fallen).
Margarita

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« Reply #12 on: 06-27-2003 14:40 »
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Originally posted by spacepilot3000:
Oh, I don't know um.........BY WATCHING THE FIRST EPISODE!

saaaame here.
Smitty

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« Reply #13 on: 06-27-2003 14:42 »

I didn't like the idea when I first heard about it. At the time I never had high hopes for TV series' that began with "F." Then I read the premiseses for the first season in I Can't Believe Its A Bigger And Better Updated Unoffical Simpsons Guide and I thought "This doesn't sound half bad." Then I watched the first episode on Channel 4 and I've been consistently watching one way or another for the past nearly 3 years.
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« Reply #14 on: 06-27-2003 14:42 »

Yes, i didn't learn how deep it was until the 3rd season, parasites lost. i just thought it was a comedy/ sci fi until then. then i realized this show is more emotional and you can learn stuff from it. 
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« Reply #15 on: 06-27-2003 14:59 »

Saw an article in a newspaper months before it actually came to Sky1 and I knew it would be great from then.
I was right, baby.
Impossible

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« Reply #16 on: 06-27-2003 15:28 »

It was advertised a lot in the paper and on C4. I have this pull-out article from the newspaper all about the Simpsons, and on the back it was promoting the Sky premiere of Futurama. Also a few weeks before, there were these adverts in papers with Fry, Leela and Bender and explained who they were.

I also remember now that in a year 8 maths lesson, we were doing a project called 'enlargement' where we took a picture and inlarged it by 3x. I did Leela, but didn't know her name then  smile That's how it started I suppose. I have also watched it from the premiere on Channel 4  big grin
Killerfox

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« Reply #17 on: 06-27-2003 15:38 »

Well me i remember seeing it on fox sometimes with my cousin as a just funny show but when i saw: WhereTBR and Love & Rocket I fell in love with it.

then i started searching the net and found CGEF & PEEL   wink   big grin

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Denton

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« Reply #18 on: 06-27-2003 15:50 »

my dad told me i watched it after the second episode i wasnt hooked but i got into it more later when they reached season 2.

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Cube_166

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« Reply #19 on: 06-27-2003 16:04 »

I also watched the first episode. I haven't missed an episode since then.
except that one time when....
blahness

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« Reply #20 on: 06-27-2003 16:13 »

saw a couple of episodes from the first season then forgot about the show for a long while didnt know when it was on then in the 3rd season i saw someone post about futurama in another message board and i obtained a couple of episodes via the net and i was hooked from there
EnJaDa

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« Reply #21 on: 06-27-2003 16:36 »

It was love at the first sight.
When I saw Space Pilot 3000 (piloto espacial 3000 here in Spain) I felt in love with the serie.
boingo2000

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« Reply #22 on: 06-27-2003 17:20 »

From the first episode, and before, way back when FOX looked like they were going to support the show.  I still remember a promo spot withh Matt drawing Bender on the camera lens and giving a brief summation of the character ("He's a bad character, kids.  Don't be like Bender." or something to that effect.)  I was actually pretty surprised when I saw the piolt, 'cause that promo had given me the impression Bender was going to be a villian.
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« Reply #23 on: 06-27-2003 17:34 »

When I saw "The Series Has Landed" I was hooked. Loved the animation, the jokes and the format.

ofcourse a certain one-eyed alien babe didn't hurt either.

Didn't see SP3K until 3 months later, when I finally acquired it.
Allen

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« Reply #24 on: 06-27-2003 17:44 »

I watched the first episode. I fell in love with it at first sight.
Düffman

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« Reply #25 on: 06-27-2003 17:58 »

do you guys remember the rash oh other cartoons comming out when futurama was? there was furturama, king of the hill, family guy, clerks and a few others i cant remember.
mads

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« Reply #26 on: 06-27-2003 18:19 »

Since i heard Matt was going to do a new animated show. And i go Crazzzzey about Futurama after the first episode aired.
canned eggs

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« Reply #27 on: 06-27-2003 18:39 »

Wired magazine ran like an 8 page article on it before it came out.  It was great hype.
mdgirish

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« Reply #28 on: 06-27-2003 18:54 »

I had heard about when it came out and didn't watch it. Then my friend told me how funny it was and I still didn't watch it. Then, on one fatefull night, I happened to turn on CN and see a tale of two santas... and that's how I got hooked.
aslate

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« Reply #29 on: 06-27-2003 18:58 »

Saw it on C4, was hooked.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #30 on: 06-27-2003 18:59 »

Welcome to PEEL, canned eggs and mdgirish. Whoo ho, a double welcome!
fry2006

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« Reply #31 on: 06-27-2003 19:03 »

I saw it in Spanish, with a little thing called Mun2. All the episodes I saw in spanish were:
The Problem With Popplers and AOI1.
Rage Dump

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« Reply #32 on: 06-27-2003 19:13 »

i picked up on it pretty quick, i saw a net ad saying something like "By the creators of the simpsons, comes Futurama begins <insert time here> on FOX" naturally i knew that it wasn't going to be in auz for ages, but i was still pretty psyched  big grin
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« Reply #33 on: 06-27-2003 19:19 »

By the way, welcome to all the June 2003 joiners on this thread:
mdgirish
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Düffman (he he nice name)
boingo2000
EnJaDa
Cube_166
DeucePM
planetcutie
less than hero
Vamsi
M Jackson
Amorphius
Archonix
Fryvilous
Lindsay99

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« Reply #34 on: 06-27-2003 20:36 »

 
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From the first episode, and before, way back when FOX looked like they were going to support the show.  I still remember a promo spot withh Matt drawing Bender on the camera lens and giving a brief summation of the character ("He's a bad character, kids.  Don't be like Bender." or something to that effect.)  I was actually pretty surprised when I saw the piolt, 'cause that promo had given me the impression Bender was going to be a villian.

haha i remember that commercial!

Anyways i remember i watched it when it first came on and then i stopped watching it for a while and then everytime i tried to watch it, it was premited by a football game. Then when i heard it was going to be on CN, i was excited b/c i was like yay! i can watch it now, and i've been hooked ever since!
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« Reply #35 on: 06-27-2003 21:03 »

hahahahaa

i remember them promoting and discussing a show about the future...those two nights of viewing the first episode were the best ever...i think theyve only shown the pilot twice on FOX...that one sunday and then the next sunday or the next wednesday...like what they did with malcolm
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #36 on: 06-27-2003 21:46 »

*SIGH* it's so sad to hear about the days where Fox treated it well, or at least better, than now.  Sometimes, I wonder what wouyld happen if they didn't cancel it. and i'd sometimes say "why Futurama? Why couldn't it be some other stupid fox show?" Am i the only one who does that?
Idlesaint

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« Reply #37 on: 06-27-2003 22:06 »

saw ads for it, watched the first episode. been watching ever since.
Rage Dump

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« Reply #38 on: 06-27-2003 22:13 »
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*SIGH* it's so sad to hear about the days where Fox treated it well, or at least better, than now.  Sometimes, I wonder what wouyld happen if they didn't cancel it. and i'd sometimes say "why Futurama? Why couldn't it be some other stupid fox show?" Am i the only one who does that?

I'm not even from the US and i agree completely, but even down here in auz, channel 7 (prime) shows it once at 11:00 on thursday, which is about the crappest timeslot possible for an young to mid age program. Simply appauling   frown
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« Reply #39 on: 06-27-2003 22:45 »
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hahahahaa

i remember them promoting and discussing a show about the future...those two nights of viewing the first episode were the best ever...i think theyve only shown the pilot twice on FOX...that one sunday and then the next sunday or the next wednesday...like what they did with malcolm

I could've sworn they showed (shew???) the pilot like 3 times.  When they were just coming out with it, and then once during the summer and then again when they ACTUALLY came out with the show....  It's been a long time since then, I can still vaguely remember the earlier promotional commercials and I was soooo like, I HAVE TO WATCH THAT SHOW!...  MEMOOOORIIEESSS
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