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Slavon

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« on: 08-17-2001 19:04 »

What was your first episode? When did you start to watch Futurama? What did you think about it?

I remember... my first episode was "The Series has landed" The day before, I switched on the TV just when "Space Pilot 3000" had finished.  frown But when I saw my first episode I said: "Wow, it's as good as The Simpsons!" Actually, I think Futurama is better...  big grin

Now... What was your first impression??
diagnostic

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« Reply #1 on: 08-17-2001 19:09 »

At first i never liked it then i gave it a chance and saw more episodes then all of a sudden i was hooked......and the rest they say is history...  smile (i saw it from the very first episode)

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« Reply #2 on: 08-17-2001 19:23 »

Ya know what, I don't really remember my first run-in with Futurama, but I know what I like and I like Futurama.
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« Reply #3 on: 08-17-2001 19:59 »

I've been watching Futurama from the beginning and I thought it was good but not as good as the Simpsons, it wasn't till about half way through season 2 that it bacame my favourite show and was hooked
FishyJoe

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« Reply #4 on: 08-17-2001 20:19 »

Pilot - "Wow, what a surprise--that was actually funny...The Simpsons still kicks its ass though"

Series Has Landed - Missed it

I, Roommate - "Funny...I should watch this more often."

Loves Labor's Lost In Space - Missed it

Fear of a Bot Planet - "Why the hell isn't this on Sundays at 8:30?"

Looking back on it, the robot planet episode was pretty weak, but back then it's what got me hooked on the show.
Chump

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« Reply #5 on: 08-17-2001 21:30 »

It really hasn't been until recently that I've began to love futurama as much as the simpsons. I mean I liked it in the beginning, but it was like the first simpsons eps. not properly drawn, voices a little off, not perfect character, and focused on ONE person (Fry, Bart) now the voice people are comfortable, the characters have more developed, and its funny and fresh. Its rapidly overtaking the simpsons with their wit slowing down.

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« Reply #6 on: 08-17-2001 21:36 »

I first saw Futurama in a Time magazine I think it was.  It was a picture the city you see in the intro.  A kid in a red shirt was on a hoverbike with a woman with one eye and a tank top.  I thought "woah, it's like the Jetsons, only, its funny!".  I like Greoning's response best:

"When I told Fox it was going to be like the Simpsons they jumped up and down.  Then I said 'It's going to be new and original, just like the Simpsons'"

I eagerly watched and enjoyed every episode since Space Pilot 3000.
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« Reply #7 on: 08-17-2001 21:56 »

When it first came out, I casually dismissed it as something I wouldn't go out of my way to watch.  Then, sometime last year, a friend of mine sat me down and made me watch it.  I don't remember which episode it was, all I know is that I've loved it ever since.
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« Reply #8 on: 08-18-2001 04:19 »

I once saw a Quake3 Bender-Model...so I thought what the series would be like if the model is already that funny...

First episode was fun, but it lacked the typical Groening-humour, and Amy wasn't to be seen   frown

But episode after episode, I loved it more and more. Today, my desktop - Futurama. My screensaver - Futurama. My ICQ - Futurama. My...okay, i'd better stop here.
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« Reply #9 on: 08-18-2001 06:29 »

I remember downloading "Hell is Other Robots" about a year ago. I didn't like it.
 
But a couple of months ago, they started to air Futurama 4 days a week in Norway...so I thought I'd give it a chance. I saw "Space Pilot 3000", thought it was OK, then "The Series Has Landed", thought it was a bit childish, but then I saw "I, Roommate"...and I was hooked.
Now I get hysteric if I miss one episode.  big grin
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« Reply #10 on: 08-18-2001 06:30 »

The first episode I saw was "Space Pilot 3000" when it was first shown on Channel 4, I thought is was great and have watched all but two of the episodes shown on C4 since then. I just wish C4 had left Futurama in the same time slot as that episode was first shown, then it wouldn't be cut. Strangely it was first shown at 9:30 after the only episode of South Park to be given an 18 certificate by the BBFC
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« Reply #11 on: 08-18-2001 09:55 »

I saw the pilot episode on my Birthday, March 31st 1999. And instantly fell in love with the charming writing and great characters. The Series has Landed wasn't a great one to follow it with but never the less as the series went on I became more in love with it.
Great episodes this year like Parasites Lost, Amazon Women in the Mood and Birdbot of Ice-catraz just confimed to me how good the show is and how it's going to get even better over the years to come smile

           
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« Reply #12 on: 08-18-2001 12:12 »

Sky One first scheduled Futurama between two Simpsons eps. I thought "Dammmit, what a cheap way to make us all watch some new crappy show just so we can see the second Simpsons." But I watched it anyway, and I loved Fry and Leela's first exchange- someone posted is exactly on the Best Quotes Thread, but it's when Fry says he has one question for Leela. "Is it about my eye?"
"Uh, yeah."
"Go ahead."
"What's with the eye?"
I fell out of the habit of watching it then until I saw an interview with Matt Groening in which he talked all about how he created the characters. It was obvious how much thought and feeling he'd put into it. I made it my mission to watch the show more and then I got hooked.
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« Reply #13 on: 08-18-2001 12:43 »

A friend of mine told me about the Pilot back then when it aired in the usa and i kinda answered "uhh, yeah, great, let's get something to eat".
When i actually saw the first episode then (start of 2000), i got instantly hooked.
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« Reply #14 on: 08-18-2001 12:48 »

but then again, when don't you want to get something to eat?
Holly J. Fry

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« Reply #15 on: 08-18-2001 13:24 »

Hey, imagine where we'd all be now if [-mArc-] hadn't gotten hooked. . .
FishyJoe

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« Reply #16 on: 08-18-2001 13:41 »

A little addition to my above post:

Although I got hooked during the first season, I was only a casual fan. I watched it and enjoyed it, but most of the time I would compare that night's episode to The Simpsons and think about how much funnier Simpsons was. Also at the time I really hated Zapp Brannigan for some reason. Oh, what a fool I was.

Cut to a year later. After forgetting about the show for a while, I was re-introduced with Bendless Love which got me hooked again(what is it about subpar Bender-centric episodes?) Now I'm unhealthily obsessed with Futurama, Zapp Brannigan is one of my favorite characters, and I am finding the recent reruns of The Simpsons to be a chore to watch(luckily my local Fox is finally showing older episodes now). Looking back on seasons one and two of Futurama, there is some hilarious stuff there...I was an idiot to dismiss it back then.
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« Reply #17 on: 08-18-2001 15:52 »

I expected Futurama to be a crappy spin off of the Simpsons in space but I liked the first episode but wasn't really hooked, I kept forgeting to watch it and missed about half of season 1 and 2, it wasn't until Amazon women that I became really addicted to it, almost as addicted to it as I am to wanking.
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« Reply #18 on: 08-18-2001 16:15 »

I saw it the very first time it was on, after the Super Bowl in 1999, NOT in March.  It's actually was my brother that got me to sit down and watch it.  Before it started, I said "come on, this show looks dumb", I didn't care much for the Simpsons and I didn't think Futurama would be any better.  He told me to give it a chance, so I did.  It was so good, it almost scared me.  And ever since then I've been hooked.  Now if I miss an all-new episode, I practically go nuts.  In fact, I still haven't seen Mother's Day. 

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« Reply #19 on: 08-18-2001 16:26 »

About a year ago, I watched some eps on swedish television, and I thought it was okay. But after a norwegian started to show it, I got hooked. Now, if I miss an episode, I (yeah me too, Rachel_D) practically go nuts. I still haven't seen 'A flight to remember'... was that a good ep?   
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« Reply #20 on: 08-18-2001 16:59 »

You didn't miss much.  But what bothers me is that everyone says Mother's Day was a really good episode.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #21 on: 08-18-2001 17:08 »

Who wha? Futurama didn't come on after the super bowl...that was The Simpsons and Family Guy. I think they may have shown the first Futurama promo, but they definitely didn't show an actual episode.
Slavon

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« Reply #22 on: 08-18-2001 17:54 »

Conclusion: many of us don't trust Futurama at the beginning... Personally, when I saw Futurama was by Matt Groening, I thought it will be great.
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« Reply #23 on: 08-18-2001 18:30 »

Before Futurama first aired to the uk, Futurama has been on front  on some magazines. and I looked at them and read what's it all about. And one day as I was setting my tape to Tape Robbie Willianms on concert, Sky 1 showed the making of Futurama and I watched it

Then the show was aired and "Space pilot 3000" was the first episode I saw. I wasn't excited at first, I thought it was good. and I never had a crush on Bender from the start. At First I thought he was wired. the time I had a crush on Bender is when I first watched "Hell Is The Other Robots" because of his attitude.

I found Fry was cute on "My Three Sums". Now I seen very episodes and I am so hooked to it. I can't wait to see season 4 when it comes out.

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« Reply #24 on: 08-18-2001 19:53 »

I liked it from the start. Some friends of mine told me about the show at a party and they sent me Season 1 on a CD. And now I can hardly wait to see more.

My first impression when I saw the German Futurama-Version (horribly dubbed):
Some people have been sent to jail for less. I felt humiliated to have promoted the show among my friends and saw how the translation ruined EVERY joke imaginable.

Ainoth
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« Reply #25 on: 08-18-2001 22:19 »

Straight from the beginning, baby. I didn't expect to like it, but was pleasantly surprised. And the second episode, with the first appearance of Amy, sealed the deal.

But I STILL haven't seen "The Problem with Popplers". Dammit.

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« Reply #26 on: 08-19-2001 07:24 »

you haven't seen Problem with Popplers? hoo man!! It's the best pre-season 3 episode! someone send this guy it on CD please!

           
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« Reply #27 on: 08-19-2001 08:54 »

You don't know what your missing Kryten, does pics from Futurama Feedbags site are just some of the pics taken from the problems with popplers.
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« Reply #28 on: 08-19-2001 08:55 »

my first ep was i second that emotion and i knew it would be good since matt groening made it!
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« Reply #29 on: 08-19-2001 10:16 »

I think my experience would be best explained by ripping off fishy joe:

Although I got hooked during the first season, I was only a casual fan. After Fox kept moving it around, I didn't watch it as regularly because I'm a simple minded person who can't remember when things come on TV.  Then i went to college and had my first run in with all things bootlegged.  ah glorious free!  So i got all of season one off the network at school and a few season twos, then i kinda fell out of watching futurama again. 
Fast forward through stuff I don't remember and...
I got the rest of the episodes i missed from all those great bootleg websites that are basically, gone now.  The increase in my love for futurama comes at a time when my love for simpsons is slowly, sadly going down the crapper.
like i supposedly told jeff many years ago "i like shows that are witty" (or something, i duno)
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« Reply #30 on: 08-19-2001 10:32 »

I just like the first episode then I watched the rest
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« Reply #31 on: 08-19-2001 11:50 »

Yeah I was Simpsons mad before Futurama was aired. now I just like The Simpsons and Loved Futurama  smile  love

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« Reply #32 on: 08-19-2001 13:28 »
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Originally posted by Juliet:
Yeah I was Simpsons mad before Futurama was aired. now I just like The Simpsons and Loved Futurama    smile    love


Hey, mee too! I used to say that Simpsons was way better than Futurama to begin with, allthough all my friends disagreed, but now I say that Futurama is 57 times better than Simpsons.   smile

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« Reply #33 on: 09-08-2001 14:54 »

The first episode i saw was the first one. In the beginning i didn't like it, but then all the good episode arrived!  smile
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« Reply #34 on: 09-08-2001 15:58 »

I remeber switching on the TV and pressing the Record Button.When Bender said his Phrase £Bite my shiny Metel Ass" i knew that he had became my Favroute Robot of all time.Kodus Bender your da Coolest Charicter ever

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« Reply #35 on: 09-09-2001 05:01 »

I thought it was good, but Family Guy was better.

And i still think that
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« Reply #36 on: 09-09-2001 05:16 »

 I heard about it, and I thought  'I bet it will be just like the simpsons, except not as good.'I didn't watch the first ep. of futurama, because I was out, but I asked my sister about it, and she said ' It's really good. The robot is funny.' I thought that it still wouldn't be as good as the simpsons, but I watched it the next week, and thought ' hmm, this isn't half bad.' Unfortuantely, futurama was scheduled at the same time as the simpsons ( they are on 2 different channels) and it took some time for me to watch it insted of the simpsons. Then I was hooked. My friend and I both agreed that it was better than the simpsons, and wandered around quoting it. During that time,  ( about june/july 2000) I came across a magical site when I was bumming off during class. It was called ' more futurama.com' I used to chat a bit back then, but not enough for anyone to remember me, and I used to read the witty updates. Several months later i got off my lazy ass and joined the message board. And peel has kept me obsessed with futurama even though it isn't on anymore.
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« Reply #37 on: 09-09-2001 18:31 »

A couple of years ago, while the Simpsons was loosing their edge, I read in a magazine that Matt Groening was gonna do another show. There where some outlining off the concept and charachters  and I thought it sounded cool. Since the Simpsons were in their umpteenth rerun on the local station I was quickly loosing interest in that show and promised myself that if Futurama ever came to Denmark I would watch it.

The months passed and finally one day the paper told that Futurama would air the next sunday on Tv2Zulu, and guess what: I MISSED IT. I missed the pilot, and I still haven't watched it (Hitting myself on the head: Idiot, Idiot). The next sunday I was ready and saw "The Series has Landed" and was blown away. WOW, I thought what a great show: funny characters, crisp and sharp dialog and the gags and jokes just kept on coming. I was instantly hooked, and would watch every show. Ofcourse I missed a few along the way.

Then "Loves Labour Lost in Space" came and we where introduced to Kif and Zapp, and Futurama became me absolute favourite ( I hardly ever watch a Simpsons show anymoore, only if it's a classic).

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« Reply #38 on: 09-09-2001 19:29 »

Well, I'd heard about Futurama, and then it came on TV, and I recorded all of them but Fry and the Slurm Factory, Then Series 2 came on and I had no videos, but I found some in time for teh second half, and it's no t finished yet. they will show reruns of series one within 2 months I think. When I saw the fourth episode there was this gren guy called Kif, and I thought, hmmm, I like this person, he's like me, and that's how Kif became my favourite character.

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« Reply #39 on: 09-13-2001 14:08 »

The first impression I got was that Futurama was one of the best shows...oh heck...its the best so far made for TV!

Futurama rulez!
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