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Killbot Bot Jnr
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« Reply #40 on: 06-28-2003 00:38 »

The first time I saw Futurama was on a low quality .rm file, but I was interested in it before it aired and had read and heard some great things about it.

Unfortunately though, I live in Australia, apparently, which is really bad for anything TV related.
I was certain it would never show over here.

The "new" episodes are only on fta tv close to the middle of the night along with King of the Hill.

At least we still get the re-runs on FOX8, for those who can afford the unreasonably high prices of pay tv.


Hehe. I like to bitch about things. Its FUN!
Beamer

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« Reply #41 on: 06-28-2003 01:41 »

I always liked The Simpsons, and read about Futurama on several Simpsons websites (this was just when the decline of The Simpsons had begun). It said that Matt Groening was starting a new animated sci-fi/humor show set in the year 3000. I wasn't too big on sci-fi, but I liked humor, so when it premiered on Channel 7 over here, I watched. It certainly wasn't what I was expecting, but it was terrific never the less. And I've been a fan ever since.
Lee Roberts

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« Reply #42 on: 06-28-2003 01:49 »

I kinda was an accedent. I just finshed watching The Simpsons(I'm a big Simpson Fan too) and I couldn't be bothered to change the channel. At the being of the episode I saw were it's says the names of the producers and Matt Groening's name was there so I decided to watch it an LOVED IT! Strange Story but true.
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« Reply #43 on: 06-28-2003 02:04 »

When i first heard about the show over commercials i had my doubts that it will be as popular as the simpsons. But WOW after the first episode i was hooked! Too bad those bastard   mad FOX execs  up yours canceled such a gem of a show. Thank God for re-runs!  big grin
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #44 on: 06-28-2003 02:11 »

I was a Simpsons fan so I was excited about a new show by Matt so I watched the pilot and never stopped.... apart from two years when it wasn't on TV and I didn't know about the 'other ways' of getting it... but then I found about it, and got the dvd's, and now I'm set.
CurlyJoe

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« Reply #45 on: 06-28-2003 04:34 »

I was also a massive simpsons fan, and thought that anouther show by Matt Groening would never live up to the simpsons. And i am happy to report that i was totaly rong, as soon as the music for pilot started i knew i was hooked!
SpaceCase

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« Reply #46 on: 06-28-2003 05:38 »

Two words: Cartoon Network

Thank you Jesus!
Beamer

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« Reply #47 on: 06-28-2003 05:52 »

 
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Originally posted by Killbot Bot Jnr:
Unfortunately though, I live in Australia... The "new" episodes are only on fta tv close to the middle of the night along with King of the Hill.

Although the new episodes have been airing late (since they took the show off it's 2 year hiatus), 10:30 is hardly close to midnight...
Gocad

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« Reply #48 on: 06-28-2003 05:59 »

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

What the other guy said.
Jeremy

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« Reply #49 on: 06-28-2003 06:11 »

Ditto. I was eating a hamburger at the time!
M Jackson
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« Reply #50 on: 06-28-2003 06:56 »

A hamburger you say, interesting, no wait the other thing, tedious.
Gocad

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« Reply #51 on: 06-28-2003 07:01 »
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Originally posted by Jerky:
Ditto. I was eating a hamburger at the time!

made of british beef I suppose...    evil laugh
less than hero

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« Reply #52 on: 06-28-2003 12:21 »

Mmmmm...hamburger.
the_dudefather

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« Reply #53 on: 06-28-2003 12:36 »

i remember seeing a sky magazine with info on it, all the character info and general plot, i watched the first episode (which started the same night as family guy if i remeber correctly) and hooked i was.

i remember looking at the character and trying to imagine the voices. i got none of them right (bender with a soundwave-esce robo voice...yeah right!)

the night it started my dad started to tease me by not turning it to sky one in time (17:01: i wonder if its started yet?). i missed everything up the the guy stealing his bike.

I NEVER OGT TO SEE MONKEY FRACAS JR GOD DAMNNIT!
less than hero

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« Reply #54 on: 06-28-2003 12:56 »

 
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Originally posted by the_dudefather:

I NEVER OGT TO SEE MONKEY FRACAS JR GOD DAMNNIT!

There there...I understand.  Still, you're luckier than me!  I didn't get to see the first episode until 6 months ago when I bought season 1 on dvd.  I hadn't seen it before due to the fact that I got interested about half way through it's current life.  And I didn't have sky.  And C4 showed the same episodes all the time.  Ah well...that's all forgotten now.
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Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #55 on: 06-28-2003 13:29 »

My story is really bizarre.  I'm an American, but for a long while I was only familiar with the German dubbed version.  I went to Germany as a foreign exchange student in the 2001/2002 school year.  Some days after 9/11, I was flipping channels to get my mind of the tragedy.  So, I flipped to Pro7, and they were showing the episode Wohnungssuche in Neu-New York (I, Roommate.  Actually, the German title means "Apartment Search in New New York" ).  It didn't appeal to me at first, though.  As time went on, I caught episodes sporadically on the TV, but I wasn't a big fan.  In the spring of 2002, I went to the store and bought the German version of season 1 on VHS.  I sat down to watch it, and a few minutes into the first episode, Zeit und Raum 3000 (literally means Time and Space 3000), I was hooked.  Then after I came back to the US, I....um....acquired the episodes that I hadn't seen.  Also, I got really sad after finding out the Futurama was cancelled.  I didn't have Internet access in Germany, so I was oblivious to everything that was going on here.  Anyway, this is why I don't like to criticize the German dubbed version of Futurama, mainly because I became a fan via it.  Even though there are so many translation errors, it's still good that the point that Futurama became my favorite show, in spite of all the errors, poor choices of voice casting, etc.

P.S.  I also started watching the Simpsons in Germany around the same as I started watching Futurama, having never really watched the Simpsons before, either.  And guess which one became my favorite show.     
Gleno

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« Reply #56 on: 08-02-2003 10:31 »

Same here Dudefather, I missed the start of the pilot up till Michelle telling Fry "It's not working out" Had 2 wait for the dvd's but anyway....

I first heard about Futurama in magazines mainly, read articles about the new show from Matt Groening, didn't really get worked up about it but still made a note 2 watch it....Glad I did....!
I was hooked from the pilot and watched every episode up until those bastards took it off for 2 years (in OZ) Couldn't believe they did that, but was overjoyed when it came back....now all they have to do is put it back on at 7:30 so more people will see it and give it the recognition it deserves....!
newhook_1

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« Reply #57 on: 08-02-2003 15:18 »

I saw space piolet 3000 when it orginally aried on fox and since then I've seen about 60 of the eposides in thier orginal airings on fox, so yeah I was pretty much always a fan of the show.
MattyB

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« Reply #58 on: 08-02-2003 16:02 »

I heard about Futurama a few weeks before its release in the uk. I knew it was from the creator of the simpsons, Matt Groening so I dedicated myself to watching them all. Saw Space Piolet 3000 on sky one and the rest is history.
Invader_Tak

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« Reply #59 on: 08-04-2003 01:32 »
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 I didn't start watching it till about two months ago, I didn't like the "Life in Hell" comics back in the eighties, and I've always thought that the Simpsons is about as funny as three caskets.

 But Futurama is COMPLETELY different. Its hard to belive its from the same people.  ITs one of the funniest thigns I've ever seen on TV.

 And as usual, I discover it just as it goes off the air. Thats what I get for being old. :/
payn
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« Reply #60 on: 08-04-2003 06:19 »

From the first episode, any worries that it would be Simpsons-in-the-future were quickly erased, and I knew this would be one of the best shows ever.

The second episode convinced me that it was in fact the best sitcom ever, edging out News Radio. Family Guy looked like possible competition for the slot, but didn't quite make the grade (but it's still a top-5 show).

Really, I've been waiting for a show like this for most of my life. I've loved Matt Groening since "Life in Hell" started in the LA Reader, and I've always wished there was more good sci-fi humor, and once I heard that the two of them were coming together, how could I fail to love the result?
fromage

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« Reply #61 on: 08-04-2003 07:29 »
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I was a promotion spot for Futurama on fox announcing the series premiere...

You heard me kids, back in my time, Fox was actually promoting the show!
ThreeDLou

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« Reply #62 on: 08-04-2003 16:23 »

Heard about it, read about, couldn't wait for it.  And as much as I loved it, I couldn't keep up with FOX and their scheduling.  However, now, the ones I either saw only a part of or missed altogether, are fresh and new to me.  There's no other TV show I bothered to watch in that time period, so that made it pretty special.  I was a big Twin Peaks fan oh, so many years ago and I have yet to see the fifth episode. 

I was suprised that FOX on Sundays actually say "Up next a NEW FUTURAMA!"  No graphic or clip, naturellement.
Vintage Dave

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« Reply #63 on: 08-04-2003 17:11 »

[12-step]Hi, I'm Dave, and I'm a Futurama Fan.[/12-step]

Like Invader_Tak, I never followed Life In Hell or The Simpsons.

A few months ago I overheard a positive comment about some show called "Futurama" in a mailing list.  I noticed it was on the CN schedule, so I set up to tape it.  I liked what I saw (can't remember the ep now) and continued taping it.  It was ok; I could take it or leave it.  Little did I know.

The fateful moment came when I found a 6MB .rm of SP3K, an episode I'd never seen.

6MB.  It's preposterous!  It's barely watchable.

But somehow it really got to me.  That moment where Fry turns to look out the window...

I played that file over and over.  And ordered the Season 1 and 2 DVDs (when oh when does R1 get the rest?) and Futurama-o-rama.  I'm hooked.  As TV shows go, this is my lifetime favorite.  All hail!
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