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ratm9200

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« on: 10-04-2003 22:58 »
« Last Edit on: 10-05-2003 00:00 by Nixorbo »

     Although i was very sad that futurama was canceled i think it might have ended at the right time.  One of the things that made futurama the best was its incredible episode plots.  Even if the episode wasnt funny ( i have seen every single episode, thanks to ILLEGAL METHODS WE CERTAINLY DON'T CONDONE HERE, and the only one i didnt find funny was "thats lobstertainment" ) the story made the episode enjoyable.  At the end, all the episodes were kind of wierd which is a sign of desparity.  I think the writers were running out of ideas and futher episodes would get get worse and worse (like the simpsons) and i would rather remember futurama as the funniest show ever aired on television than the show that was good for a while and then died.  I guess im trying to say that i didnt want to see the show go to ruin.  I still wish futurama would be picked up by cn though, maby my thouhgts above are just my way of coping.

btw: does anyone know if the producers want to continue futurama?  in cn offerd to continue futurama would they decline?  i have heard alot ov ranking on fox but i havent heard anything about how the writers feel about the end.

if any one knows the answer to my question i would appreciate any type of answer.

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« Reply #1 on: 10-04-2003 23:08 »

I understand that you're a newbie, so you probably don't know that this has already been discussed hundreds of times before, but did you even read the rules? Namely the one that says no talking about downloading episodes?

Look - David and Matt both want to make a movie (in fact, a series of movies) of Futurama, but Fox won't let them, and they own the rights to Futurama. Cartoon Network would LIKE to continue the series, but they can't afford it. The writers are more than likely pissed off about this, after all - wouldn't you be? David and Matt are no doubt disappointed, as they've stated in recent interviews, and as I've said above - it's very unlikely it can get a series continuation or a movie, although I'm sure they'd jump at the chance if the opportunity came up.
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« Reply #2 on: 10-04-2003 23:11 »

I disagree, I belive there was plenty of life left in Futurama. Several plots could have been developed by mimicing other shows(hey, it works!).
 I would have liked to have seen the directors take the X-File approach by having stand alone shows intermixed with a continuing storyline.
 Episodes such as "The Sting clearly shows that the show was maturing while leaving room for humor.
No, it's clear Futurama was far from becoming stale.
Beamer

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« Reply #3 on: 10-04-2003 23:23 »

Yep, that's right. They weren't becoming stale, they were becoming more than just funny.
Frymeister

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« Reply #4 on: 10-04-2003 23:29 »

Futurama was growing in funniness...and other stuff.
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« Reply #5 on: 10-05-2003 01:07 »

I kinda agree with Ratm9200 in that I'm glad that they cancelled it before it got unfunny and desprate(like The Simpsons)but I still think they could have done a few more episodes if not a whole new season of Futurama without it getting stale.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #6 on: 10-05-2003 01:15 »

While its nice to not have it get stale, Futurama ended when it was maturing, as others said.  4ACV was a tad uneven granted, but 3ACV and 4ACV were huge improvements over the first two in terms of content, and being able to not only be funny but have genuinely interesting characters and stories, and deeper stuff like "Godfellas".
Squeezit

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« Reply #7 on: 10-05-2003 01:18 »

I agree--futurama was not lacking in the orgasm-inducing comedy nearing its end as you suppose. In fact, I think it's death is tragic--like a 5 year old dying of a heroin overdose. Its idiotic parents just didn't know what they were doing. Screw you fox--you pieces of stinking, festering, moldy hot dogs that we left in the fridge instead of the freezer like total morons. DIE DIE DIE
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #8 on: 10-05-2003 09:32 »

Futurama was never getting stale to begin with.  I thought the series ended way too abruptly.
Gleno

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« Reply #9 on: 10-05-2003 09:42 »

This and other topics have been discussed before, I guess some people find it easier to start a new topic rather than dig up the old one (like SOME people do  big grin )

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« Reply #10 on: 10-05-2003 09:50 »
« Last Edit on: 10-05-2003 09:50 »

 
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Originally posted by KurtPikachu2001:
Futurama was never getting stale to begin with.  I thought the series ended way too abruptly.

When you think about it, quite a few episodes from Season One had somewhat abrupt endings (namely My Three Suns). But the series developed as it went on, like any show does. Every season had a slightly different style to it.

The majoirty of Season One was to basically establish the premise, the setting, the characters and the future in general, and towards the end it began to parody waaaay too many movies. Season 2 was much more character-based, and probably the least science-fictiony of all the seasons. Although Season 3 did do a few shippy episodes, the majority of the season was very comedy-driven, with a few exceptions (such as Luck Of The Fryrish), and finally - Season 4, which was when the show began to fluxuate. Although a few episodes were just for comedic value, most were either very shippy or very science fictiony.

Season 4 is when the show became experimental, so it obviously didn't appeal to everyone. I wouldn't say that it was because the writers were running out of ideas, no - quite the contrary. Anyway, my point is that I personally think that every season has a different style to it, and you can either see that as a good thing or a bad thing. Either way, as many other posters to this topic have said - the show was cancelled just as it was maturing.
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