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tedious

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« on: 02-04-2004 11:20 »

Alright, I am new to this message board. And while I did not have the patience to dig through thousands of past postings, I am going to assume that there has previously not been a petitioning campaign to bring the best show that FOX had running back to television (maybe they could even sell the rights to cartoon network but I seriously doubt that would happen). So here it is. Here is your opportunity to let everyone else who loves the show know how much you love the show by starting a wave of protest against FOX's decision. While this wave may look more like the final shockwaves from the last drips of urine into my puppies piddle puddle its time to let our voices be heard and ignored.   
QueenOfRobonia

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« Reply #1 on: 02-04-2004 11:30 »

I haven't been here too long but from what I know this has been done soooo many times, and you don't have to "dig through thousands of past postings", that's what the search is for.
Also it's never going to happen! Like you said our voices would be ignored!
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
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« Reply #2 on: 02-04-2004 11:33 »
« Last Edit on: 02-04-2004 11:33 »

Not to be rude, but; been there, done that.

This board, in corporation with CGEF, organised a massive petition only days after the show was placed on hiatus. We managed to accumulate well over 150000 genuine signatures, printed them all out and delivered it to Matt's office at Curiosity Company, which then in turn gave it to FOX. And it was promptly ignored, not a single word through official or unofficial channels from FOX, not even a word aknowledging the existence of the petition.

So you'll have to forgive us for showing very little interest in doing it again.

Welcome to PEEL. Hang around a bit, we're mostly harmless.   smile
tedious

Crustacean
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« Reply #3 on: 02-04-2004 11:33 »

alright. i am just going to pretend that queenof robonia did not say that. ignore queenofrobonia. this has not been done "soooo" many times in the past (the extra o's suggest that).
tedious

Crustacean
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« Reply #4 on: 02-04-2004 11:37 »

Your postings suggest the apathy that I anticipated. So what. So its been done before. But the show is gaining popularity everyday. The cartoon network is recruiting new fans in masses.
tedious

Crustacean
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« Reply #5 on: 02-04-2004 11:39 »

The popular support for the show brought it to cartoon network. Its time for another step.
QueenOfRobonia

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« Reply #6 on: 02-04-2004 11:41 »
« Last Edit on: 02-04-2004 11:41 »

You can't just pretend I didn't say it because it's true! If you made a petition, sure I would sign it, but it wouldn't make a difference! Also I meant the thread has been done soooo many times!

EDIT: Also can someone link the PEEL FAQ, please don't double/triple post tedious, it's extremely irritating... still welcome to PEEL.
John C
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« Reply #7 on: 02-04-2004 11:49 »

The PEEL FAQ

Welcome to PEEL, tedious! Hope you like it here.  smile
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #8 on: 02-04-2004 11:49 »

Why do I get the feeling this guy isn't being entirely tongue-in-cheek with his username?
tedious

Crustacean
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« Reply #9 on: 02-04-2004 11:54 »

apologies for the double postings. jobless boredom mixed with incredible amounts of caffiene can apparently lead to irritating threads. While I understand your discontent with past attempts, I feel that now is an appropriate time to strike again. The dvd sales were promising and the shows viewership, as stated above, is very inspiring.
Mouse On Venus

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #10 on: 02-04-2004 11:57 »

Where d'you get your information about the DVD sales and viewship from, out of curiousity?
Zeep

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #11 on: 02-04-2004 11:57 »

it's not that the show isn't popular. if fox wanted it to be popular, fox would have, well, advertised it and showwed the new eps. regularly. it *could be* plenty popular, it's just that fox hates it. they didn't get the show they wanted, so they ended it.
tedious

Crustacean
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« Reply #12 on: 02-04-2004 12:13 »

hell, its even being aired on teletoon in canada.
Bushmeister

Professor
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« Reply #13 on: 02-04-2004 17:32 »

Welcome here tedious, nice effort there but I'm afraid that I'd have to second Teral's (and everyone elses') emotion in saying that it seems unlikely that fans can bring Futurama back.
davierocks

Professor
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« Reply #14 on: 02-04-2004 17:47 »

Also if you were to start a petition it might make more of an impact if you could actually spell campaign.
But welcome to PEEL blah, blah, blah.
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #15 on: 02-04-2004 18:53 »

 
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Originally posted by tedious:
hell, its even being aired on teletoon in canada.

It's even being aired in the UK! Guess when? 1:40AM on Saturday morning!

PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #16 on: 02-04-2004 18:58 »

 
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Originally posted by tedious:
Alright, I am new to this message board. And while I did not have the patience to dig through thousands of past postings, I am going to assume that there has previously not been a petitioning campaign to bring the best show that FOX had running back to television

By Jove, you're on to something here.  Who'd have thought that in the 2 years since Futurama was axed, not one of this board's 4000 members ever thought of starting a petition?  Jeez, what idiots we all are!  Are you going to tell anyone else, or is it just our little secret?
El Zilcho

Professor
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« Reply #17 on: 02-04-2004 19:27 »

I see where you're coming from, tedious. But at the same time, I have to admit I don't have any faith in this new petition. If they didn't respond to 150,000 signatures, and Groening yelling at them, AND the awesome ratings on other channels in other countries, what makes you think good DVD sales and a couple hundred signatures (optimistically) will make them slap their foreheads? We know what we're talking about when we say it'll never work.
bender+fry

Professor
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« Reply #18 on: 02-04-2004 19:34 »

we could raise the money ourselves to make some new episodes. if we raised, say, 10 million dollars, meaning everybody donated about 15 bucks to marc, we could right fox a letter and say that we will pay them, so please make a few more. 10 mil could get us about five final episodes.
PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #19 on: 02-04-2004 19:39 »

 
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Originally posted by bender&fry:
we could raise the money ourselves to make some new episodes. if we raised, say, 10 million dollars, meaning everybody donated about 15 bucks to marc, we could right fox a letter and say that we will pay them, so please make a few more. 10 mil could get us about five final episodes.

Now you just need to find 666,667 people willing to give mArc fifteen dollars apiece.  roll eyes
tedious

Crustacean
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« Reply #20 on: 02-05-2004 01:00 »

do i make the check out to cash?
tedious

Crustacean
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« Reply #21 on: 02-05-2004 01:27 »

No, but seriously. That's where the "comp" part of compaign comes into play(I know how to spell campain, come on, we are living through the most important political one in our history) We as a partnership can declare ourselves a non-profit, lobby for grant money from the federal arts commission (the show has recieved emmys for arts sake) and use the money to comp the expenses of the shows production. When the money is returned from advertisment (or you could just bypass ads all together and renew the funding for future episodes from other art grants) the money could then be used to contribute towards the development of future episodes. Advertisers would want to be involved knowing that they have a secured audience  (this would be understood through the number of signatures). The major difficulty would be in locating a broadcaster. This process would require the broadcaster to grant the foundation a high level of independence in the airing of episodes and not require a huge fee(what I imagine here is a merger with Adult Swim who could form some kind of partnership ). you secure this and there it is.
apologies for the double post.   
woopsie daisy!

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« Reply #22 on: 02-05-2004 01:52 »

Yes... but it'd be so hard, none of the big componies listen to the "little" people, and i don't think fox would air it even if we paid them, they just hate the show.
chay´s head

Space Pope
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« Reply #23 on: 02-05-2004 02:11 »
« Last Edit on: 02-05-2004 02:11 »

where has the whole fox hating Futurama come from, i never really got the whole story, of the few possibilitis, what is one that is most likely to bring it back?

"Dan1248" - If we can't break his spirit, lets just break his legs...
PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #24 on: 02-05-2004 06:53 »

 
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Originally posted by tedious:
No, but seriously. That's where the "comp" part of compaign comes into play(I know how to spell campain, come on, we are living through the most important political one in our history) We as a partnership can declare ourselves a non-profit, lobby for grant money from the federal arts commission (the show has recieved emmys for arts sake) and use the money to comp the expenses of the shows production. When the money is returned from advertisment (or you could just bypass ads all together and renew the funding for future episodes from other art grants) the money could then be used to contribute towards the development of future episodes. Advertisers would want to be involved knowing that they have a secured audience  (this would be understood through the number of signatures). The major difficulty would be in locating a broadcaster. This process would require the broadcaster to grant the foundation a high level of independence in the airing of episodes and not require a huge fee(what I imagine here is a merger with Adult Swim who could form some kind of partnership ). you secure this and there it is.

So you expect the arts commission to give a bunch of sci-fi geeks millions of dollars to produce new episodes of an axed TV show?  hmpf
tedious

Crustacean
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« Reply #25 on: 02-05-2004 09:26 »

yes
Xmpel

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #26 on: 02-05-2004 09:52 »

How come you expect something unlikely like that to happen? Because you say so ?

Bong - The only thing wasted is you.
tedious

Crustacean
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« Reply #27 on: 02-05-2004 10:04 »

no. because it is totally possible.
Xmpel

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #28 on: 02-05-2004 10:25 »

Care to elaborate ?
tedious

Crustacean
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« Reply #29 on: 02-05-2004 10:31 »

elaborate upon what? how it would be possible to do (i explained that above) or why it is possible?
PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #30 on: 02-05-2004 12:00 »

tedious, I dunno what kind of fantasy land you think we're living in, but your plan makes no sense on a number of levels.

To start with, you actually need the RIGHTS to the show.  We don't have them.  You need a production company.  We don't have one.  Most of all, you need money.  We don't have any, and there is no way in hell that an arts commission or any commercial sponsor will provide us with any when we don't have either of the first two items.
tedious

Crustacean
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« Reply #31 on: 02-05-2004 12:03 »

exactly. that is what we need.
PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #32 on: 02-05-2004 12:04 »

And pray how do you propose we get them?
tedious

Crustacean
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« Reply #33 on: 02-05-2004 12:07 »

that is what we petition for
Xmpel

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #34 on: 02-05-2004 12:22 »

So you want FOX to give you the rights to Futurama ?

That's a little naive.
tedious

Crustacean
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« Reply #35 on: 02-05-2004 12:24 »

why?
PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #36 on: 02-05-2004 12:26 »
« Last Edit on: 02-05-2004 12:26 »

FOX don't GIVE TV rights away.  You need the money to buy the rights.  We don't have any.  See my earlier post.
Zeep

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #37 on: 02-05-2004 12:32 »
« Last Edit on: 02-05-2004 12:32 »

FOX hates futurama.
FOX owns futurama.
FOX knows that if it wanted to, it could get at least a few million dollars from another network if they sold the rights to futurama.

so FOX is going to GIVE us the rights? instead of selling them and making a few (million) bucks?

it's just a matter of FOX doesn't want to get rid of it, because they hate it!

i really hate to be this negative and mean toward someone who just joined, but seriously, what your saying is bullshit.  mad 
tedious

Crustacean
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« Reply #38 on: 02-05-2004 12:36 »

FOX could apply for a tax write off from the IRA. We  would have to establish ourselves as a non-profit before that would happen though.
PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #39 on: 02-05-2004 12:38 »

Just for the sake of asking: who is this "we" you keep referring to?
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