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Apogee

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« on: 11-11-2003 17:10 »

Is it likely (in general) that a cancelled show returns with new episodes or maybe a feature film?

Has this ever happened? If yes, why/how?
(Except Star Trek)

Please say: "yes, and it will happen to futurama too!"

And what about those "other" ideas of Matt Groening I read about, does anyone know something about it?

"You know Fry, of all the friends I've had, you're the first."
boingo2000

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« Reply #1 on: 11-11-2003 17:12 »

Yes, and it will happen to Futurama too!

I got nothing to back that up, but it seems to make him happy.
M Jackson
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« Reply #2 on: 11-11-2003 17:47 »

Oh come on! Didn't yet another thread exactly like this one get closed only earlier this week!

Apogee

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« Reply #3 on: 11-11-2003 17:56 »
« Last Edit on: 11-11-2003 17:56 »

Yeah and I have the distinct feeling that this is the future of every topic coming up from now on and for ever.

Luckily this is only the third topic (or so) I ever opened and all have been closed because of that reason.

There is a good chance that I wont try it again, so nobody will have hate me for wasting good forum space for too many silly topics.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #4 on: 11-11-2003 18:12 »

Taxi got cancelled by CBS in 1982, but NBC picked it up, it was a ratings disaster, and NBC cancelled it in 1983.

Becker got cancelled in May, but CBS recommissioned it because they didn't have anything to replace it with.  It's now plummeting down the ratings, and will probably be cancelled in 2004.

Even if a show is resurrected, it doesn't mean it's here to stay.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #5 on: 11-11-2003 18:29 »

Let it stay dead. It died an honourable death, and all you can think about is violating the corpse... jeepers, you people are morbid.

Necrophilia is a dead art, anyway.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #6 on: 11-11-2003 18:35 »

Apogee: If you tell me Futurama will be renewed I'll believe you
boingo2000: Futurama will be renewed.
::Five minutes later::
Apogee: Gee, having a few metal rods jammed through your hopes and dreams DOES hurt.
Anarchist

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« Reply #7 on: 11-11-2003 18:48 »

Futurama HAS been renewed, set to start airing Fall 2004. They just don't want anyone knowing about it before hand - it's supposed to be a big surprise. So don't tell anyone!
PCC Fred

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« Reply #8 on: 11-11-2003 18:53 »

 
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Originally posted by totalnerduk:
Let it stay dead. It died an honourable death, and all you can think about is violating the corpse

I agree with total.

*massive earthquakes as the world stops spinning*

Hey, it happens sometimes!
futuramamama

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« Reply #9 on: 11-11-2003 20:09 »

They could have stayed on at least a bit more, like Seinfeld.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #10 on: 11-11-2003 20:21 »

well i've read from some things that matt has other plans, i'm pretty sure they've given up by now
cap315

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« Reply #11 on: 11-11-2003 20:36 »

Hey all. This is my first post to any board of any kind so I want to preface my comments by saying I'm not trying to be belligerent. However, to say that Futurama should stay dead seems to be kind of a cut to Groening and Cohen. Who's to say they don't have the talent to resurrect a team and get the show back on track. In any case, wouldn't we all support the show if it was resurrected? So I guess what I'm saying is: why be so down on the idea? I mean, it's good to have a little blind hope, right?
Col. Klink

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« Reply #12 on: 11-11-2003 20:50 »

Dont worry you wont get flamed. I agree with you.

In fact I say the show did go just a bit downhill, but i dont think it was enough to justify cancellation.

Welcome to peel
PCC Fred

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« Reply #13 on: 11-11-2003 21:39 »

Col. Klink, the quality of the show had NOTHING to do with it's cancellation.  FOX put Futurama on hiatus back in February 2002, when there were still 24 episodes left to air.

24 is a third of 72.  A third of Futurama's episodes aired AFTER it was canned!

But while we're on the subject, if Futurama were to be remade, the new episodes would always be compared with "classic" Futurama, the way the new Star Wars movies are compared with the original trilogy.
ChAnCe

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« Reply #14 on: 11-11-2003 22:08 »

I've read somewhere (from the article pages in CGEFN site) that Cohen and the gang actually weren't sure about the show's cancellation when they were halfway making The Devil Hands.

To quote him he said there was (at that time) a 50-50 chance that the show would still go on.
The Devil Hands was made more as a season finale rather than the last episode.
They left the ending open with lot of knots untied because they thought maybe they will return someday perhapes?
Nixorbo

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« Reply #15 on: 11-11-2003 23:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Anarchist:
Futurama HAS been renewed, set to start airing Fall 2004. They just don't want anyone knowing about it before hand - it's supposed to be a big surprise. So don't tell anyone!

That's the meanest thing you've ever done.

I have a thousand years of power.
"NOOOOO HE WAS MY BROTHER!" and then got tired and slept.


"He has the special talent, though, of being able to help people and make them feel utterly stupid all at the same time. ... In short, he's a great moderator, but a terrible human being."
-SlackJawedMoron
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #16 on: 11-11-2003 23:09 »

hope, its a crutch for the weak. anyways tho it would be....extremely decent? yeah thats what it would be if the show was continued.
Allen

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« Reply #17 on: 11-11-2003 23:25 »

 
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Originally posted by Anarchist:
Futurama HAS been renewed, set to start airing Fall 2004. They just don't want anyone knowing about it before hand - it's supposed to be a big surprise. So don't tell anyone!

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
 That's the meanest thing you've ever done.

Personally, I find it hilarious. I can hear the sarcasm in that post.

Anyway, I gave up on the show coming back. Maybe a movie someday, I really couldn't tell you.


The end of a story is only the beginning.
DmitriZoidburg

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« Reply #18 on: 11-11-2003 23:43 »

Just to chime in.  I would have to say that i don't want the show to be renewed.  It would have been great if the show had lasted a few more seasons.  But i think that if the show were brought back, they wouldn't get the whole cast and staff back, the budget would suffer (especially if it were brought back by CN)  In short, i'm happy with the 4 glorious seasons we have, and don't want them diminished because of another season or two of wannabes. 

El Zilcho

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« Reply #19 on: 11-11-2003 23:50 »

 
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Originally posted by cap315:
However, to say that Futurama should stay dead seems to be kind of a cut to Groening and Cohen. Who's to say they don't have the talent to resurrect a team and get the show back on track.

Cohen: We're making more Futurama's. Come back and write for us.
Verrone: Sorry, I'm way too busy with another project.
Cohen: But, but... I've got talent!
Verrone: Oh, that's right! I'll cancel my plans. Screw them!

I just don't see it happening, cap.
Merlin
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« Reply #20 on: 11-12-2003 00:44 »

...and I'll cast a magic spell

Aliis inserviendo consumor
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #21 on: 11-12-2003 01:44 »

 
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Originally posted by DmitriZoidburg:
Just to chime in.  I would have to say that i don't want the show to be renewed.

WHAT!!??!??!?!?!

Everyone has some small hope that Futurama could come back just as gloriously as before, don't they? Huh?

Noo you've thrown my very perception of the universe into chaos!   cry
El Zilcho

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« Reply #22 on: 11-12-2003 02:03 »
« Last Edit on: 11-12-2003 02:03 »

   
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Originally posted by Asylum-Fry:
 WHAT!!??!??!?!?!

Everyone has some small hope that Futurama could come back just as gloriously as before, don't they? Huh?

As mentioned above, the reason he doesn't want it back is because it wouldn't be as glorious as before.    tongue
   
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Noo you've thrown my very perception of the universe into chaos!      cry

Heyyy, that's my line! I already said it twice today!

EDITED for AF:
I said it in real life today (well really yesterday). Once to my friend when I heard he was going out with a girl that's horribly wrong for him, then again when I found out my brother worked long hours today (he never does).
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #23 on: 11-12-2003 02:13 »

 
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Originally posted by El Zilcho:
 Heyyy, that's my line! I already said it twice today!

Where? I say it all the time in real life.
moonbus69

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« Reply #24 on: 11-12-2003 02:41 »

Would rock if the show was renewed, or a movie gets made...

Original Star Trek only went 3 seasons, and I am glad that Futurama at least went one better -- and both are classic shows to me!
Dolcelannah

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« Reply #25 on: 11-12-2003 06:47 »

Well, I don't know about a Futurama movie... I find that the little setup bit at the beginning of a Futurama ep is the best bit, as it's not restrained in having to follow a plot. And a movie would only be able to have one of those, yet it would apply to a whole two-hour thingy.

But it would be AMAZING if Futurama came back, as long as the original voices for the main characters (and that versatile peep who does the newsreader and other chars) came back, as well as Matt Groening and the original writers.

But apart from that, I would love to see Futurama come back as a TV show! LOVE to!   love

boingo2000

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« Reply #26 on: 11-12-2003 09:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Apogee: If you tell me Futurama will be renewed I'll believe you
boingo2000: Futurama will be renewed.
::Five minutes later::
Apogee: Gee, having a few metal rods jammed through your hopes and dreams DOES hurt.

  laff   laff   laff

Best Comparison EVER.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #27 on: 11-12-2003 19:27 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Allen:
Personally, I find it hilarious.

Oh, I didn't say it wasn't hilarious.  Just that it was also incredibly mean to our less intellectually gifted members.

I have a thousand years of power.
"NOOOOO HE WAS MY BROTHER!" and then got tired and slept.


"He has the special talent, though, of being able to help people and make them feel utterly stupid all at the same time. ... In short, he's a great moderator, but a terrible human being."
-SlackJawedMoron
zoidberg74

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« Reply #28 on: 11-12-2003 21:27 »

Futurama the movie...i like the sound of that. or at the very least, they could put out some holiday episodes. i'm not expecting a classic like the great pumpkin or mr. magoo's Christmas carol, but give us something. .God, i'm an addict.
Anarchist

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« Reply #29 on: 11-12-2003 21:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
 That's the meanest thing you've ever done.

Thank you, I try.
noisemaker

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« Reply #30 on: 11-13-2003 00:15 »

they have made two xmas episodes :-\ they weren't half bad, i been growing up thru the 80's to see how lame many cartoons have been at xmas specials, but futurama (going off topic here a smidgeon) and invader zim from what i have seen made the most entertaining holiday episodes, i'd laugh if they make a futurama movie soon, why? cos it'd be done sooner than a simpsons movie being talked about for yeeears..


albeit a damn shame that the show is cancelled, like the robot villagerss in the honking, "i choose to believe what i am programmed to believe"  :P
davierocks

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« Reply #31 on: 11-13-2003 01:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
 Oh, I didn't say it wasn't hilarious.  Just that it was also incredibly mean to our less intellectually gifted members.


What you mean that some people actually believed that?
Robiben

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« Reply #32 on: 11-13-2003 07:50 »

Personally its blind hope for me. People can come straight to my face and say "its never comming back" but i will always just cover my ears and go "Blah Blah Blah". I will always hope that Futurama comes back and it will always hold a special place in my heart.

Anyway when i do finally give up hope i still have something special planned.......

  smile
FilthyCrab

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« Reply #33 on: 11-13-2003 08:15 »

 
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Originally posted by Robiben:


Anyway when i do finally give up hope i still have something special planned.......

   smile

We all have that same fantasy of killing all fox programming executives in a blaze of hellfire planned.  eek
Surfungus

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« Reply #34 on: 11-13-2003 10:46 »

Actually, remember that show on Fox, Grounded for Life? Fox cancelled it, and the WB picked it up and is still making new episodes.

Also, Leave it to Beaver returned as a new series and movie. (You didn't say it had to be a good return did you?)
Tweek

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« Reply #35 on: 11-13-2003 11:06 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by PCC Fred:

But while we're on the subject, if Futurama were to be remade, the new episodes would always be compared with "classic" Futurama, the way the new Star Wars movies are compared with the original trilogy.
While I very much doubt it will return it is always possible that if it does come back the new series would be compared favourably to the originals as with Star Trek.

PCC Fred

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« Reply #36 on: 11-13-2003 11:32 »

Seriously, Star Trek aside, how many remakes have been compared favourably with the originals?

Face facts, what happened with Star Trek was a fluke of amazing proportions.
Rocketboy

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« Reply #37 on: 11-13-2003 14:55 »

Also Doug got canceled but Disney picked it up for 3 (Or 4) years
zoidberg74

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« Reply #38 on: 11-13-2003 14:55 »

i hate facing facts.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #39 on: 11-13-2003 15:44 »

 
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Originally posted by Rocketboy:
Also Doug got canceled but Disney picked it up for 3 (Or 4) years

Where's it's become one of the most successful TV shows of all time, and a little slice of American history.

...not.

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