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DotheBartman

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« Reply #40 on: 11-06-2003 19:28 »
« Last Edit on: 11-06-2003 19:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Telly:

Isnt Mister G. tired of all that simpsons stuff ?

He probably is to a certain degree, but his opinion means nothing (perhaps sadly).  He's had little to do with the show since around season four or so, and he also doesn't have the power to kill it.  Only Fox does, barring nearly everyone on the staff or a key cast member deciding to quit the show.

Anyways, when discussing the cost of making each Futurama episode, it is a lot but consider that not only are some of the salariles probably pretty good, but also that they have to pay a LOT of people.  The price tag is spread around to all the producers, writers, animators, voice actors', etc that work on each episode.  So in actuality I would doubt that anyone other then David Cohen got particularly wealthy off the show (aside from Groening, who doesn't need to worry about money anymore for obvious reasons).

Zoop
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« Reply #41 on: 11-07-2003 14:14 »

 
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Originally posted by Jesse X Barboza:
Their personal taste is drastically different from that of their audience.

thanx Jesse

sorry if my question sound stupid but I really don't understand the deep reason of their hatred of the show... not beeing an American, I don't know anything about this channel, their reputation etc.


what is different in their personal taste (whose taste ? Executives' ?): political, religious, social, moral or esthetic matters ?
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helpimchoking

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« Reply #42 on: 12-27-2003 21:43 »

You know what? Matt should make more episodes, and put it on CN, SCREW FOX! Cuz one day Matt is going to die and it will be too late!! No one can make futurama episodes like Matt!

(BTW, sry if sum1 posted sumtin like dis, i didnt read all the comments)
poke_me_and_die

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« Reply #43 on: 12-28-2003 00:05 »

well what if FOX is just doing this cancelling thing while Matt G. and his group create new episodes, then they will release Futurama again with the new episodes.  this also happened to the simpsons, no new episodes, then voom! a totally new season! also they did that with family guy.  maybe FOX is doing this.
save futurama
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« Reply #44 on: 12-28-2003 00:34 »

someone needs to start a petion that futurama was an excellent show it just got ripped off the network beacuse of poor placement of time. If you look at other futuama r.i.p websites they all pretty much say it was a great, funny show i just never knew when it was on. we cant just sit here while fox takes away a great show and puts ANOTHER reality tv show.
John C
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« Reply #45 on: 12-28-2003 00:42 »

It's been done before, and if I recall, there were a LOT of signatures.
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #46 on: 12-28-2003 01:34 »

futurama has gone the way of the samurai. but alass, death is only the begining.
Shadowed

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« Reply #47 on: 12-28-2003 22:40 »

What went wrong with futurama!
Even in Australia, on channel 10, they used to put it on at 10:30.. i dont think they even got passed the second season
starone

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« Reply #48 on: 12-29-2003 00:10 »

They hate it because Matt didn't let them in on the development process, thus they kill it for revenge.
winna

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« Reply #49 on: 12-29-2003 01:17 »

Hey maybe we can get sci-fi to ressurect Futurama....  They bring back everybody else's shows.... 

On a sidenote... Slider's was ruined because they drug it out longer than it should've been...  Cromagnons (or whatever the hell they were) was a stupid point to get stuck on and by the end of everything said and done, it was more like Sliders "next generation" than anything :\
Teral

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« Reply #50 on: 12-29-2003 18:45 »

 
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Originally posted by winna:
Hey maybe we can get sci-fi to ressurect Futurama....  They bring back everybody else's shows.... 

Damnit, where is Seven of Nine, when we need her?

PCC Fred: "She's in astrometrics lab, with me."

"Oh, okay. Carry on, mr Williams."

PCC Fred: "With pleasure, Sir!"

@ Shadowed: Another reason Futurama died, was that FOX never understood the show. They simple didn't get what the magic thing was. For further explanation, see my post in this thread (particular this one) and this post.
poke_me_and_die

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« Reply #51 on: 12-29-2003 23:55 »

i've got an idea to put Futurama back on the air.  For those of you who use MSN hotmail, do you know what chain letters are?  The are e-mails that say "forward this e-mail to all your friends and you will get...".  There are also signature e-mails e.g.: a month ago I got an e-mail which said "there is a movie out which offends the christian religion.  Take this page, copy and paste on a new e-mail, except at the bottom write your signature.  If we can get 500 signatures and show them to the movie studio they won't show the movie in theatres, or make a DVD".  I plan on doing that, except planning on getting more than 1,000 signatures, to really show that stupid FOX.
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #52 on: 12-31-2003 04:10 »

 
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Originally posted by spinnaker:
Why would Fox do something like that?  To replace it with that piece of Japanese show garbage to boot!
Well, I stumbled upon this thread for the first time... don't diss the insane Japanese show, man! It's fuckin' crazy it is!

Also, no bloody hotmail forwards. I delete them on site... it is also annoying when you get one, and then you get another, and another, as your friends get them and they all send it to you...
mattmag

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« Reply #53 on: 01-03-2004 23:19 »

hey couldn't they make futurama under a new name on another network?  I can see it now...
FUTAROMA - in smell-o-vision!
Starring: Fri, Bendir, Leila, Farmsworth, Aimy, Hermese, and Zoidburg in New New New York!

1 of the gang

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« Reply #54 on: 01-04-2004 01:15 »
« Last Edit on: 01-04-2004 01:15 »

Oh ya...
Aloha Mars! now on TNT!

No.

   no no

Just...no.

   no no    no no    no no

*EDIT* Sounds funny though.
Xmpel

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« Reply #55 on: 01-04-2004 01:39 »

I'm pretty fond of Doomsville.
I wouldn't mind if the show made a comeback and only had to change the name.
Teral

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« Reply #56 on: 01-04-2004 14:50 »

Pretty difficult to do, seeing as the characters are copyrighted as well.
nagrub

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« Reply #57 on: 01-04-2004 16:54 »

alas... we all have to deal with its departing in our own ways.. i eat and drink.. on my own.
mattmag

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« Reply #58 on: 01-05-2004 21:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
Pretty difficult to do, seeing as the characters are copyrighted as well.

doesnt changing the spelling work? and they dont even look the same all the time anyway. invert their clothes colors or something...

Teral

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« Reply #59 on: 01-06-2004 12:13 »

No, that wont work.

As for why: same reason a mouse in blue pants called Rickey would land you a lawsuit from Disney.

And if you change the characters just enough to avoid being sued, then it really isn't Futurama after all, is it?
Drewz

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« Reply #60 on: 12-12-2005 01:21 »

The Brak show was better
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #61 on: 12-12-2005 19:33 »

Now that Futurama's popularity is soaring, maybe it's a good sign that it will come back!  After all, there is talks about the movies in the works. 
Gopher

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« Reply #62 on: 12-13-2005 04:29 »

Only vaguely related but was watching vol4dvd4 earlier and watched the cut openers. These two in particular made me laugh, barbs at fox' treatment of the show

"Only 35 more weeks until football season!"
"Patronize our advertisers... durring King of the Hill"
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #63 on: 12-13-2005 16:02 »

I would just like to say that it seems like the FOX Network and people who don't like Futurama just because it isn't like The Simpsons all want to see the Futurama characters die a slow, painful, grisly death.  Either that or what happened to the bad guys in the stupid Disney rendition of Robin Hood.  That's how the FOX Network and Simpsons fanatics seemed to want to happen to Futurama. 
FutureDramaQeen

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« Reply #64 on: 12-15-2005 15:10 »

I watched this programme about the 100 best animated thing of all time about a year ago (The Simpsons won- obviously  roll eyes ). Futurama came 26th, and one of the celebrities who talked about it said something like:

 
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Originally said by Some Celebrity:
There's some fat, middle-aged man sitting somewhere saying 'This isn't The Simpson. We need more Simpsons.'*
and...
 
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Originally said by Some Other Celebrity
If he'd (MG) thought of Futurama first, or not done The Simpsons at all, Futurama would've been reconised more wildly as the genius it is.*

*Not actual quotes, but close enough  wink
Foxxy Gurl

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« Reply #65 on: 02-08-2006 21:30 »

They're stinkin' mthfers that's what they R! Cancelling Futurama... Asses.
Aristobulus

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« Reply #66 on: 02-08-2006 23:56 »

I never understood the rivalry between Simpsons fans and Futurama fans. I'm a fan of both shows, though not so much Simpsons anymore.

Never had much respect for Fox, though. Like Nickelodeon, they seem to have a knack for cancelling good shows that would make them alot of money. Who knows why?

But hey, 4 Futurama movies coming out, so I'm happy, and if those do well there's a chance it might be brought back. Even if it isn't, though, I can still be satisfied in some ways.

I mean, 5 seasons. That's more than alot of other deserving shows got. I'd have only one regret; that it never had good closure. But perhaps the movies will fix that - I've heard Futurama was purposely left open for the movies or it being brought back.
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