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zapperdan

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« on: 01-30-2004 05:37 »

C4 will begin showing the fourth season of futurama tonight (friday) at 1:10am roll eyes. its a double bill, too.

I suffer from Sexlexia!
PCC Fred

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« Reply #1 on: 01-30-2004 06:47 »

Well, at least it has a better time slot than King of the Hill...  roll eyes

Anyway, Sky aired "Season 4" two years ago, and I've now got the DVDs.  C4 could show it at 4am for all I care.  evil laugh
planetcutie

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« Reply #2 on: 01-30-2004 06:56 »

Unlike most UKers, I'll be awake at 1.10am.  Sadly, I'll be at work.  By god, I'm glad I've got every episode on DVD.
zapperdan

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« Reply #3 on: 01-30-2004 11:05 »

can you believe that C4 have actually got the rights to show the simpsons now, aswell. christ knows where they'll bury that in the scheduals. roll eyes
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #4 on: 01-30-2004 11:18 »

if theye got the simpons and Futurama there twats, cus theyll put it on a stupid times, the should put a simpson and a futurama on every night just after simpsons is on BBC2 loads of people would watch it. Theyll probably put it on 5am knowing them.
superfryguy

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« Reply #5 on: 01-30-2004 11:40 »

I don't know why BBC didn't try harder to get the newer episodes of the Simpsons, especially when you consider what rubbish shows and productions they do waste their money on. I do think though that it's a great shame Futurama wasn't on BBC, and preferably at a sensible time. I think it would have an even bigger following here in the UK then. I agree, though, it's great to have all the episodes on DVD, at least then you can watch them, when you want and you get the audio commentaries, no stupid adds and no morons talking over the end titles!
Bushmeister

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« Reply #6 on: 01-30-2004 12:59 »

Ah yes Futurama on tonight, I just saw it in the TV guide. 1:10-2:00 though  frown

Would I be correct in saying that this is "Mc"Season 4 being shown?
QueenOfRobonia

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« Reply #7 on: 01-30-2004 13:04 »
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I think BBC didn't try to get newer episodes of the Simpsons, becasue they have the sense to realise that the new episodes ARE SHIT!
Well at least it's on a friday night, if it was in the middle of the week it would be worse! Last time they had Futurama on C4 that I remember it was on at 7 in the morning, which was good because I could watch it before I got out of bed, but then I can do that now with the DVD's. Oh well.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #8 on: 01-30-2004 13:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Bushmeister:
 Would I be correct in saying that this is "Mc"Season 4 being shown?

Yes, 'Roswell' will start it  smile

Anyway, I really don't care, because I've got all the DVD's already. I would care if it was on at a time when it could grab potential new fans, but at that stupid time it won't be doing anything...
Bushmeister

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« Reply #9 on: 01-30-2004 13:14 »

Excellent Otis, just the episode I need to show a friend who doubts the greatness of Futurama!  tongue
ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #10 on: 01-30-2004 13:14 »
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
...but at that stupid time it won't be doing anything...

...except cater to insomniacs   wink

It'll give them something to do at least.
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #11 on: 01-30-2004 13:43 »

I heard that Channel 4 paid an awful lot of money for the rights to show The Simpsons, and that the reason they recently ended Brookside was to create a slot for the show when they get the rights to it. Would be great if they start using the Futurama license well and show a Matt Groening double bill. I know Futurama would do better if it was next to a Simpsons episode.
Bushmeister

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« Reply #12 on: 01-30-2004 13:52 »

Good idea there Kazzahdrane! I would certainly love an hour of Matt myself and I think that the poularity of The Simpsons (be it Scully crap or not) would ensure more people watching Futurama.
hopie4ever

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« Reply #13 on: 01-30-2004 14:32 »

looking at teletext the two episodes are Roswell that ends well and a tale of two santas however it also states the latter to be the last in the series ???  confused

channel 4 really has treated futurama badly - began at a 630 timeslot and was cut then moved to the back from the pub slot on friday nights - i think the last "run" was interupted by BIG Brother IV - still its a good line up if your awake, south park, KOTH and futurama, all you need now is family guy
Smitty

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« Reply #14 on: 01-30-2004 14:51 »

 
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Originally posted by ghoulishmoose:
 ...except cater to insomniacs    wink

It'll give them something to do at least.

Suits me; With all the coffee inside me and all the worrying I tend to do I doubt I'll have any trouble staying awake.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #15 on: 01-30-2004 17:56 »

 
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Originally posted by superfryguy:
I don't know why BBC didn't try harder to get the newer episodes of the Simpsons, especially when you consider what rubbish shows and productions they do waste their money on.

Just think how many problems past and future would've been solved if the BBC had not made that Iraq war documentary and spent the money on keeping the rights to the Simpsons...

aslate

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« Reply #16 on: 01-30-2004 20:16 »

Yay, Futurama is on! This is a rare moment for UK terrestrial television.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #17 on: 01-30-2004 20:33 »

Make that English and Scottish terrestrial television.  Wales gets S4C, which means no Futurama.  Not that I care.  Oh yes... DVDs... don't care...
Bushmeister

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« Reply #18 on: 01-30-2004 21:03 »

Pah I only seem to have seasons 1 and 4 DVDs now, I must wait a tad longer before I can so easily ignore the TV schedules  tongue
Gregg

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« Reply #19 on: 01-31-2004 06:22 »

NOW they're showing season 4?  It's a bit late (and I don't mean the timeslot, although it's not much better)

Anyone who likes Futurama will have bought the boxset already.

It should be on at teatime though.  Loads of people watch the Simpsons on BBC2, probably more than people watch it on Sky
aslate

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« Reply #20 on: 01-31-2004 07:24 »

McSeason 4 is now being showed on C4, however the second in their double bill (A Tale Of Two Santas) said last in series (season).
Tweek

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« Reply #21 on: 01-31-2004 08:57 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
Make that English and Scottish terrestrial television.  Wales gets S4C, which means no Futurama.  Not that I care.  Oh yes... DVDs... don't care...
I assume you bought a dubbed in to Welsh version of the DVD  tongue

It is good that C4 is showing Futurama again, although given the time slot I suspect they are only doing so because they've already paid for it  hmpf


zapperdan

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« Reply #22 on: 01-31-2004 10:21 »

 
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Originally posted by hopie4ever:
looking at teletext the two episodes are Roswell that ends well and a tale of two santas however it also states the latter to be the last in the series ???   confused
 


teletext??? they don't know their arse from their elbow.

I suffer from Sexlexia!
superfryguy

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« Reply #23 on: 01-31-2004 11:14 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
 Just think how many problems past and future would've been solved if the BBC had not made that Iraq war documentary and spent the money on keeping the rights to the Simpsons...


Ahmen to that! I couldn't agree more!
aslate

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« Reply #24 on: 01-31-2004 11:24 »

 
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Originally posted by zapperdan:
 
teletext??? they don't know their arse from their elbow.



Actually, our TV-guide said that too (about last is series). However it's listed next Friday at 1:40 AM, it's AOI II

Lurrr

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« Reply #25 on: 01-31-2004 19:00 »

 
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I don't know why BBC didn't try harder to get the newer episodes of the Simpsons, especially when you consider what rubbish shows and productions they do waste their money on.

They did, and were hugely outbid by C4. Since Sky One get to show new episodes first, that's put a high price on those episodes for terrestrial. BBC 2 had that monopoly for a while but because the Simpsons is BBC2's highest rated show (even just the repeats!) C4 wanted it badly (more viewers=more advertising revenue). I think they are paying about a million pounds per episode because they were fighting so hard for it. To be honest, that money could be better spent on other programmes which, regardless of whether the new Simpsons is crap or not, are better for the BBC. Relying on popular American imports doesn't do much good for our own TV industry, especially when we are spending that much money on them.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #26 on: 01-31-2004 19:13 »

 
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Originally posted by Tweek:
I assume you bought a dubbed in to Welsh version of the DVD   tongue

Makes perfect sense, seeing as English is my first language.  roll eyes

blaZe

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« Reply #27 on: 02-01-2004 00:43 »
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I live in hong kong at the moment, originaly from the U.K, theirs this channel called Star World and it doesn't change series ever on the Simpsons, it just plays the same series over and over again every year mad. It rarely has futurama on, and when it is - they play season 1. Thank god i have the DVD's.    smile
superfryguy

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« Reply #28 on: 02-01-2004 06:51 »

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Originally posted by Lurrr:
 BBC 2 had that monopoly for a while but because the Simpsons is BBC2's highest rated show (even just the repeats!) C4 wanted it badly (more viewers=more advertising revenue). I think they are paying about a million pounds per episode because they were fighting so hard for it.

That's incredible, and a little disturbing, especially when you consider that, popular opinion has it, each 'Futurama' episode cost $1 million US.

Channel 4 could have paid to have a new series of 'Futurama' produced for less money than they paid for 'Simpsons'.

"Oh those fools, those foolish fools!"

Okay, they didn't do that because they know 'Simpsons' is a guaranteed ratings winner, but if only they had given 'Futurama' some decent promotion, and a good and consistent time slot, it would have been different I bet.
planetcutie

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« Reply #29 on: 02-01-2004 17:16 »

 
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Originally posted by superfryguy:

Channel 4 could have paid to have a new series of 'Futurama' produced for less money than they paid for 'Simpsons'.

"Oh those fools, those foolish fools!"

Ah, what's the worst that could happen?   smile
Lurrr

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« Reply #30 on: 02-02-2004 04:44 »

 
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Okay, they didn't do that because they know 'Simpsons' is a guaranteed ratings winner, but if only they had given 'Futurama' some decent promotion, and a good and consistent time slot, it would have been different I bet.

Maybe, but would C4 have even cared?

[Leonard Nimoy]The answer, is no.[/Leonard Nimoy]
EspanolBot

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« Reply #31 on: 02-02-2004 07:50 »

 Like i said on another thread, they will probably move the Simspons to C5 in a couple of months after the early morning slots.
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