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Bovinatron

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« on: 06-10-2001 04:12 »

Even tho i hate to, i strongly believe that futurama won't get past season 4, unless they do somehow draw in a bigger audience.  I don't know what will happen to the left over episodes, which there probably will be, but i really hope they will be put onto a DVD along with a tale of two santas.

these are my thoughts, what about you . . .
Kifley Jr

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« Reply #1 on: 06-10-2001 11:38 »

We Have To Get The Word Out About Futurama.. There Not All That MAny People That Know About It! If We Don't We Might Even Make It To Season 5..

If Fox Doesn't Put The Eps On DVD There Friggin' Idiots!

Bah!
Kryten

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« Reply #2 on: 06-10-2001 12:23 »

 
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Originally posted by Bovinatron:
Even tho i hate to, i strongly believe that futurama won't get past season 4, unless they do somehow draw in a bigger audience.  I don't know what will happen to the left over episodes, which there probably will be, but i really hope they will be put onto a DVD along with a tale of two santas.

these are my thoughts, what about you . . .


If Fox doesn't pick up Futurama for a 5th season, my hope is that the Sci-Fi cahnnel will give it a second chance, like they did for MST3K.

FishyJoe

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« Reply #3 on: 06-10-2001 12:57 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
 If Fox doesn't pick up Futurama for a 5th season, my hope is that the Sci-Fi cahnnel will give it a second chance, like they did for MST3K.


But Futurama has some of the best animation seen on tv...would they want to continue on with a cable budget? If it were to be moved to another network, I'd have to hope for UPN or WB. There would still be a budget cut, but it wouldn't be nearly as drastic.

My prediction is that Fox will order a very short fifth production run and end it there. But then again, they can always go the lame-ass Family Guy route, and keep taking it off the air, and bringing it back with "new" episodes(even though they are all from the same old production run). With like 9 3acv episodes and all of the 4acv episodes, they could stretch this out for years if they wanted.

I would keep an eye out for the DVD releases. Is it official that they are coming out this year? I doubt FOX would release DVDs of a show they were planning to cancel.

Anton_Nelson

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« Reply #4 on: 06-10-2001 13:53 »

Futurama will only fail if FOX keep squeezing it into weird slots

i live in england and the only way you can watch futurama is if you have SKY cable not terestrial TV)
the only episdoes on normal TV were cut up really badly so you couldn't get any of the jokes
this has KILLED the fanbase in the UK
the only person who i know talks about futurama is paul (scanartcentral)   smile
bart182

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« Reply #5 on: 06-10-2001 14:17 »

Futurama isn't going anywhere any time soon!  Fox loves futurama (even they they treat it like crap).  Futurama gets them good ratings, and until futurama doesnt have anyone watching it (a lot of people watch it), fox wont get rid of it.

And if they do, Ive already started a plan.

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FishyJoe

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« Reply #6 on: 06-10-2001 15:04 »

 
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Originally posted by bart182:
Futurama gets them good ratings

True, Futurama is getting reasonably good ratings, but Fox has gotten much bigger numbers by showing Simpsons reruns. It wouldn't surprise me if they looked at the ratings and said "hey, why even pay for a new show? we can just show the same ol' crap over and over again, and more people will watch."

futurefreak

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« Reply #7 on: 06-10-2001 17:16 »

Futurama? it cant go nooooooooo...its foreverama...  big grin

iliketowankalot

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« Reply #8 on: 06-10-2001 18:27 »

If Futurama is to survive we need to start sending Fox death threats.
All these petitions are getting us nowhere.
Serious action must be done now.
We need some people to volunteer as suicide bombers, cum on who here is willing to die for the greater good?


[This message has been edited by iliketowankalot (edited 06-10-2001).]
futurefreak

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« Reply #9 on: 06-10-2001 18:47 »

i'm willing to wankor "lubrify" for the greater good...  tongue

rach_the_tall

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« Reply #10 on: 06-11-2001 00:42 »

 
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Originally posted by iliketowankalot:
If Futurama is to survive we need to start sending Fox death threats.
All these petitions are getting us nowhere.
Serious action must be done now.
We need some people to volunteer as suicide bombers, cum on who here is willing to die for the greater good?

[This message has been edited by iliketowankalot (edited 06-10-2001).]


as far as I can see, if your gonna do it to  american fox, kill fox australia too. Ive only seen season one and two, once. Which means I've missed out episodes. and because channnel seven sux, and fox australia cant show any new episodes before non cable channel 7 does, it looks like I'm going nowhere. GOD DAMMIT!!!!!
Bovinatron

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« Reply #11 on: 06-11-2001 18:18 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
 If Fox doesn't pick up Futurama for a 5th season, my hope is that the Sci-Fi cahnnel will give it a second chance, like they did for MST3K.


Do you mean show new episodes on the sci-fi channel or reruns? if they were new, i would get cable.  btw: what is MST3K

Kryten

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« Reply #12 on: 06-11-2001 22:10 »

Yeah, I meant new episodes. MST3K refers to Mystery Science Theater 3000, which originally ran on Comedy Central, got cancelled after seven seasons, and got picked of by the Sci-Fi Channel for another 3 seasons. Mike Nelson, Tom Servo, and Crow, the stars of the show, had a cameo in "Raging Bender", BTW.

Adam

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« Reply #13 on: 06-16-2001 16:00 »

They where? Were are they? Hellooooo ? I wanna knoooow
Kryten

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« Reply #14 on: 06-16-2001 22:39 »

They were in the movie theater in the beginning. Crow yells "Hey! No talking!"

frozen fry

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« Reply #15 on: 07-10-2001 13:06 »

they sould put futurama on thursdays like at 8:00 p.m
Valgarv

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« Reply #16 on: 07-10-2001 13:12 »

hate to say this....but the people at FOX ARE idiots. So... *shrug* Who knows.


  evil laugh

Kryten

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« Reply #17 on: 07-10-2001 13:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Valgarv:
hate to say this....but the people at FOX ARE idiots. So... *shrug* Who knows.


   evil laugh

Why would you hate to say it? It's true. The people at FOX are idiots! Say it load, say it proud! Testify, my Amy-lovin' bru-thah!  mad   mad   mad

Nixon+Morbo~???

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« Reply #18 on: 07-10-2001 15:38 »

Fox is run by a bunch of semi-intelligent monkeys!  I've been saying it since AoI2 was delayed/canceled.

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frozen fry

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« Reply #19 on: 07-10-2001 15:42 »

 people at fox are morons

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Flying Hellfish

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« Reply #20 on: 07-10-2001 20:07 »

Sit down for this one - it's kinda long.

Futurama's ratings started out pretty well but took a gradual nose dive (that doesn't make sense now that I think about it...) for the worse. Fox execs didn't seem to notice or care that this happened at the SAME TIME that they moved the show from Sunday to Tuesday nights. The 8:30 timeslot is almost a lock to get ratings since the average viewer is too lazy to switch channels between The Simpsons and The X-Files. Some shows such as Malcolm are able to hold their own even in other timeslots, while others, such as Ned and Stacey, didn't do as well.

Granted, Futurama is in no immediate danger of being cancelled, but it wouldn't hurt to move the show to its old timeslot for a season before the Simpsons and X-Files are moved to the permanent rerun bin if you catch my drift.

Futurama has shown that it has evolved on the great storytelling and humor which made The Simpsons a hit. And frankly, Family Guy or King of the Hill is not the show to lead the "200 Fox Animated Shows Parade."

Malcolm will do just fine on a weekday. Fox actually proved that it can make a comedy succeed on a weekday without the use of its 8:30 Sunday launchpad. It stars a guy named Christopher Titus and I love the show.

So in case there's any Fox brass reading this on a whim, give these ideas a thought. If not, you might just be sorry in 5-6 years when your Sunday lineup consists of "World's Widest Police Videoes" and "Lone Gunmen" reruns.

  cool
maniac242

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« Reply #21 on: 07-12-2001 20:21 »

Well, I was shocked when i heard that FOX could eventually kill the series after the 4th season.  cry

In Germany we just become hungry after The first 2 seasons (even if the translation wasn't the best).

I belief it was also the timeslot at 9.30 p.m. on Monday (!!!), just between the new (for Germans) season of the Simpsons (very popular) and TV-Total (a very famous TV comedy show with Stefan Raab (some of you might know from the European music contest in sweden a year ago ("Wadde Hadde Dude Da&quot wink) about 4 million Germans watching regular)which established this series.

It had worked here. So why shouldn't it work for FOX???    big grin

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futurefreak

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« Reply #22 on: 07-19-2001 23:45 »

welcome to PEEL, maniac242!  smile

Bender_Unit_22

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« Reply #23 on: 07-23-2001 11:16 »

keep in mind folks that futurama did get an emmy nomination.

and with the simpsons going down the tubes they fox will need something to carry the torch, that something can only be futurama.

lalala look at my head, it's so crazy look at my head, I got this big ol head, hey, ho...  ok shows over I'm tired
FishyJoe

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« Reply #24 on: 07-23-2001 14:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Bender_Unit_22:
and with the simpsons going down the tubes they fox will need something to carry the torch, that something can only be futurama.

I wish. But The Simpsons has been renewed until season 15, and there will most likely be more seasons after that. They won't need a successor for a very long time, and by then it's doubtful that Futurama will still be on.

Jolza

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« Reply #25 on: 07-24-2001 06:20 »

 
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Originally posted by rach_the_tall:
as far as I can see, if your gonna do it to  american fox, kill fox australia too. Ive only seen season one and two, once. Which means I've missed out episodes. and because channnel seven sux, and fox australia cant show any new episodes before non cable channel 7 does, it looks like I'm going nowhere. GOD DAMMIT!!!!!

Isn't there a chance they'll start showing Season 3 on Foxtel. They've finished showing both of the first two seasons now so here's hoping they decide to show them unless channel 7 has paid for the first showing rights.
Just Chris

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« Reply #26 on: 07-24-2001 09:56 »

The way things are going with the series, Futurama seems to be a better show than most of the post-season-9 episodes of The Simpsons. Have you seen those! My, what outrageous plots! Anyway, not to jinx it, but Futurama probably won't go that way. Sure, The Simpsons will go on for 3 more years. Like Bender Unit 22 said, they got an emmy nomination.

I'd like to see them being move to the original time slot, at 7:30 central time. 6:00 is too early since I also got work  big grin

Futureboy

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« Reply #27 on: 07-27-2001 17:45 »

I feel so... powerless!  I hate FOX, I hate the way they pre-empt / cancel Futurama for @#$%ing FOOTBALL (I hate American Football!!), but of course there's nothing I, or 1000s of fans can do about it.  Petitions aren't working, 'cause FOX doesn't care enough to listen to them.  cry

Meanwhile, Stupid "Reality" Show #3245 gets all the air time it wants... (God, I hope "reality" shows are a passing fad).

Hey, I got an idea for a reality show -- let's strand the FOX network execs on a uncharted island -- forever!

Professor: I'm sorry, Fry, but astronomers renamed Uranus in 2620 to end that stupid joke once and for all.

Fry: Oh. What's it called now?

Professor: Urrectum. Here, let me locate it for you.

Fry: No, no, I, I think I'll just smell around a bit over here.
Delta-V

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« Reply #28 on: 07-27-2001 18:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
Yeah, I meant new episodes. MST3K refers to Mystery Science Theater 3000, which originally ran on Comedy Central, got cancelled after seven seasons, and got picked of by the Sci-Fi Channel for another 3 seasons. Mike Nelson, Tom Servo, and Crow, the stars of the show, had a cameo in "Raging Bender", BTW.


Unfortunately, MST3k started going downhill after Joel left.  It was never the same :-(
Holly J. Fry

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« Reply #29 on: 07-28-2001 14:17 »

FishyJoe, if Fox just keep on repeating the Simpsons the high ratings will fall pretty soon - I hardly ever watch the Simpsons now because I've seen the episodes so many times that I'm bored of them. Most of my friends say the same. Fox need to keep up other shows because there are only a finite number of rerun-able simpsons.

The other thing is, what will it do for Fox's repuatation if the bulk of their programming is Simpsons reruns? They need new shows for credibility. . .ie, Futurama, we hope.
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