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Zimbabwe

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« on: 08-11-2003 15:25 »

Well go take a look - any publicity is good publicity :P
 http://www.imdb.com
Smitty

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« Reply #1 on: 08-11-2003 16:04 »

I saw that earlier. Good to see it appearing there. Did the season 1 set get on the front page? I remember seeing the banner ads for it but I can't remember much else.
HamNEggs116

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« Reply #2 on: 08-11-2003 16:16 »

looks like sales are gonna be big. Put a rush on season 3!!!
Nero

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« Reply #3 on: 08-11-2003 16:18 »

Saw that also, everyone must support Futurama and buy buy buy.. Me, I've had it a long time.  big grin
Gocad

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« Reply #4 on: 08-11-2003 16:40 »

The IMDb staff knows what is good...  smile
syoung333

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« Reply #5 on: 08-11-2003 17:01 »

I have a question: does anyone have an idea as to how much of the DVD sales actually goes to the creative team? i.e.- does Fox steal all of it?
catindisguise

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« Reply #6 on: 08-11-2003 17:03 »

They probably do, they are just getting all the money they can before all traces of the show have gone........ *sob*
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #7 on: 08-11-2003 17:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Nero:
Saw that also, everyone must support Futurama and buy buy buy.. Me, I've had it a long time.   big grin

Same here, now if only I had a some more houses ,I could buy a copy for each  big grin

evan

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« Reply #8 on: 08-11-2003 17:26 »

And I got my call saying that my copy was already on it's way! Tomorrow afternoon, here I come!
Blue Zoidberg

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« Reply #9 on: 08-11-2003 17:52 »

 
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Originally posted by syoung333:
I have a question: does anyone have an idea as to how much of the DVD sales actually goes to the creative team? i.e.- does Fox steal all of it?

Well seeing as the show was cancelled and the merchandise is reasonably well promoted then I imagine Fox get just about, well... everything.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #10 on: 08-11-2003 18:52 »
« Last Edit on: 08-12-2003 00:00 »

The creative team probably gets some cut of the money, unless they got screwed, like those people from Gilligan's Island.

I remember when the r1 DVDs for season 1 came out, they also had an article on the front page, and they referred to Leela as "Lena."  Why is her name so difficult?  I've seen "Layla" a few times, and my mother sometimes calls her Leah.  But my mother physically cannot pronounce "Zoidberg," so maybe she's not the best example.
VelourFog

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« Reply #11 on: 08-11-2003 18:57 »

can anyone tell me why season 2 is way more money than season 1? season 1 buffy vs the rest i can understand cause that was only a half season... but futurama should be the same (or close) for all seasons, right?
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #12 on: 08-11-2003 19:25 »

Well, there are more episodes. Maybe that's why.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #13 on: 08-11-2003 19:26 »

4 cds as opposed to 3, I would assume.
VelourFog

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« Reply #14 on: 08-11-2003 20:13 »

how many more episodes though? i shouldn't have to be paying more for "extras"
Nixorbo

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« Reply #15 on: 08-11-2003 20:28 »

My sources say 6 more
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #16 on: 08-11-2003 20:41 »

Season 1 has an MSRP of $39.98 and 13 episodes, an average of about $3.08 per episode.  Season 2 has an MSRP of $49.98 and 19 episodes, an average of about $2.63 per episode.  So they're actually ripping you off with season 1, not season 2.
VelourFog

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« Reply #17 on: 08-12-2003 00:24 »

thanks action jackson for actually answering my question instead of giving me a smart assed link  smile
Nixorbo

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« Reply #18 on: 08-12-2003 00:47 »

You're just jealous of my ability to get off my fat ass and find out for myself.
bboynfuel

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« Reply #19 on: 08-12-2003 08:22 »

Maybe a little off topic, but I saw the post on IMDB and I had a question.  Does MG own the rights to Futurama like the one person said and Fox owns the Simpsons, a good reason it was canceled?  If so, that means MG could take the show elsewhere.
CyberKnight

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« Reply #20 on: 08-12-2003 08:47 »
« Last Edit on: 08-12-2003 08:47 »

As I understand it, the arrangement is this:

The Simpsons is almost totally controlled by FOX. They own the merchandising rights, the air rights and who gets to syndicate.

That primarily is due to the fact that when the contract was drawn up, nobody knew how successful it was going to be.

When it came time to sort out Futurama, MG basically wanted a better deal and was in a strong negotiating position. I'm unclear on the exact details, but I believe that FOX still has airing rights (so MG can't take the show to another network without it buying the rights) but MG has more in the way of merchandise (which might be the reason why the franchise will be able to continue more easily in comic/product form).

This is basically gleaned from tidbits I've seen on the Internet, but the key thing to take from this is that FOX still control's the airing (and thus production) of new episodes. Bit of a downer, really.
bboynfuel

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« Reply #21 on: 08-12-2003 09:35 »

Thanks for the info.  Maybe MG could buy the rights (I'm sure he has enough money, or another network could help him buy them).
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