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Bobcat_Z

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« on: 03-04-2004 03:08 »

So, you have all seasons on DVD? You wonder what to do this weekend? May I suggest a... Futurama-marathon! No true Futurama-fan can go through life without having survived one!  wink
The rules are simple; buy loads of pizza, snacks, and coffeinated drinks, and commence watching! NO breaks! It took us from 5 pm thursday night to friday at midnight to watch ALL episodes in a row... but we didn't manage a first-class marathon, we HAD to take a 4-hour break for some sleep at 6 am...   no no and only 3 out of 6 people actually managed to endure the entire marathon...
Now I'm curious if you can do it better! (A tip is to skip the credits, that will save you a few hours, and to start watching directly in the morning is probably also a good idea...) Can you beat 31 hours? Do you have what it takes? Gather some people, and please tell me how it went!
nerdlingus

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« Reply #1 on: 03-04-2004 04:00 »
« Last Edit on: 03-04-2004 04:00 »

I've already done that albeit abit differently.

I waited until I had all the seasons, then proceeded to watch them in production order, first without the commentaries and then with them.

Nowadays I watch random episodes with the commentary on most of the time; I always thought to myself that if I continually watched the eps over and over than I would quite quickly get bored of the jokes etc.. and I never get tired of hearing the cast and creators joking about there own show.  smile
Roddney

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« Reply #2 on: 03-04-2004 08:16 »
« Last Edit on: 03-04-2004 08:16 »

Ive already done it chap, 24hrs straight.
boy was i knackered afterwards, all good fun tho, m8.

if ant one else gonna do it i suggest havin the friday off from work, start at midday (having only just woken up LOL). that way you get sunday to rekoop ready for work on the monday. hehe

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Shadowstar

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« Reply #3 on: 03-04-2004 08:33 »

I'd do it, but I'm still waiting for Season 3 to be released hyah.
Gleno

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« Reply #4 on: 03-04-2004 10:06 »

I've been wanting to do this but had to wait on getting Season 4....now I have it all I have to do is watch the remaining eps I haven't seen yet....Then I'm going to wait a month or so until my mind is clear from anything and begin the marathon....wooo....!!

Let me break....let me break you down....for your sake....I will break you down...."[/small]
Coilette

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« Reply #5 on: 03-04-2004 10:07 »

I'd love to do a marathon if only my Brother would give me back Season 1.....  frown
Roddney

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« Reply #6 on: 03-04-2004 10:45 »

haha, im thinking of doing it again soon, but my perents have started to watch it now and theve borrowed season 1. GGRRRR

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Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #7 on: 03-04-2004 11:20 »

Sounds fun, I might have to give it ago, any one wanna join me?  wink

Nobody bring Sunny Delight near them. (guess the reference and win the mystery box  tongue)
Bushmeister

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« Reply #8 on: 03-04-2004 12:25 »

I have thought of such a thing although the large space of time required does seem daunting. But it will be a prospect I will entertain, once I have all the four seasons safely on DVD.
aslate

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« Reply #9 on: 03-04-2004 12:31 »

I may try this in my 11 week Summer holiday.
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #10 on: 03-04-2004 13:17 »

I need season 3 and 4 and I'll be ready to go. But my sister will tell me to turn it off by the 13th episode. My sister hates Futurama. But maybe I can arrange a party with friends and watch it. Of course, I will be the only one left standing.
bish

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« Reply #11 on: 03-04-2004 14:32 »

i intend to do this with friends after i have completed my exams here. if we are all still awake we'll then move onto all the family guy's in a row!
victor2000
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« Reply #12 on: 03-04-2004 17:35 »

I'm a region 1 guy, but I'll do it once Season 3 and 4 come out!   smile   smile   smile
Digital Dragon

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« Reply #13 on: 03-04-2004 18:32 »

I might do this when I have all episodes on DVD, and a free weekend.
zoidbergrocks

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« Reply #14 on: 03-04-2004 18:43 »

That sounds so fun! i have 1 friend who is a major fan like me, who might last pretty long, and one friend who kinda likes and some other of friends who woulsd just watch a little, but me and my bet friend would watch it all. BUT IM IN REGION 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!but my portable dvd player plays R2, but the screen is small. I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ranadok

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« Reply #15 on: 03-04-2004 18:54 »

I'd do this when season four comes out, which should be in the summer sometime, which should work well, methinks. I could do it now, with my crappy non-DVD copies, but I'll wait for DVD goodness.  The closest that I have come so far is watching seven a night for over a week. That was pretty fun.
Digital Dragon

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« Reply #16 on: 03-04-2004 19:01 »

I'm afraid to say I'm something of a lightweight, the most episodes I've ever watched in one sitting is sixteen.
Cloud 9

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« Reply #17 on: 03-04-2004 21:15 »

*sigh* Woe to us in Region 1-land...  cry But, I ordered season 3 on eBay, so THERE IS STILL HOPE!!! I totally think I could do that. I was once sick from school, so I plopped down in a beanbag chair and watched all of season 1 & 2.  I had to pause to get food, does that count? (I forgot how many eps in 1 & 2, so I can't calculate...)  big grin A tip...Mountain Dew and sugar cubes are your best friend for marathon watching!  wink

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Venus

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« Reply #18 on: 03-04-2004 21:18 »

a marathon wouldn't be any fun if i'm by myself, and i don't have any real life friends who like Futurama enough to watch even 1 season straight through, let alone 4. Whenever i try to buy the futurama comics they always sell out the day they hit the stands, now if only i could find these people then maybe i could have a marathon.
Spineless

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« Reply #19 on: 03-04-2004 21:43 »

I'll be doing that with 1-3 as soon as I get it.  I wish I had all 4 to do it with, however.
Zeep

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« Reply #20 on: 03-04-2004 22:55 »

The shortest you could do it in is about 26 hours. about 21.5 mins. per episode, times 72 episodes = 1548 mins. = 25.8 hours.

Theoretically, you could skip the credits, but that would only make up for bathroom/food breaks. If you skipped the credits, you would have time for a 5 minute break every 5 hours. Plus, you do have to sleep, unless you have a good, strong, readily available source of caffeine.

I don't know if I could do a straight, no-long-break Futurama-marathon. maybe a few hours at a time. Maybe over a long weekend, i could do about 1 season each day. But all 72 episodes in one dose? I doubt it.

Plus, it's no fun alone. And my friends are all sick of Futurama (thanks to me).

Also, I would have to move our DVD player into the basement. Our house is very open, enough so that if I was watching it at a reasoable volume, it would keep my parents awake.

Also also, I'm not very good at staying up late. Usually I fall asleep while watching Futurama at 11:30 on [adult swim]. Unless I'm siting completely upright, and it's very cold. And I don't like coffee that much, so I'd need an alternate source of caffeine. Maybe green tea...

With all these arguments aside, I'll start tomorrow!

not really, I only have season 1. Season 3 is on it's way (once it's realeased). i don't have 2, and season 4 isn't out yet. (damn region 2!)
Bobcat_Z

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« Reply #21 on: 03-05-2004 04:12 »

I feel sorry for all you region-1 people out there, I've had all episodes on DVD since before X-mas...

Some more tricks I thought of to make it less difficult; in seasons 3 & 4 you could choose "play all", and that saved us some time. Definitely skip the credits. Don't have any food breaks, eat it all in front of the telly! (oh, and maybe one of those bathroom-chairs that Homer Simpson invented would be useful...  wink) Donīt do the marathon alone, then you won't have anyone that can pinch you when you start looking tired. And change seats with each other after every episode. Drinking cold water helps you stay awake, but don't eat too much, that will only make you sleepy! Another tip is to have "Futuramathon-Wannabees" coming over now and then to watch some of the episodes, that will make the environment less static. Hmm.. what else... don't drink alcohol unless you intend to drink it throughout the marathon, as soon as the alcohol level in the blood decreases you will become tired. And keep talking to each other, making notes like "Hey! Bender just spoke french (pretending to be Napoleon), but they say it's an extinct language in a previous episode!".
Anyone else have any good ideas how to stay awake?
Coilette

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« Reply #22 on: 03-05-2004 05:04 »

Make sure you have a box of matches handy,
          for those of you who have watched Mr Bean sometime in your life you know what I mean.
        If not, they make good eyelid rests.
 smile
Roddney

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« Reply #23 on: 03-05-2004 07:13 »

Is there any one in West Midlands, UK whos thinkin of doing this soon????

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fat_boz

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« Reply #24 on: 03-05-2004 12:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Roddney:
Is there any one in West Midlands, UK whos thinkin of doing this soon????


IM form the UK... just off west midlands.. my dad lives there lol worcester.. but im south in swindon. heres my msn if u wanna chat futurama:

fat_boz@hotmail.com
Roddney

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« Reply #25 on: 03-05-2004 12:34 »

haha, im gonna be goin through swindon in a bit, im headin down bournmouth for the weekend.

Just to keep on subject, gonna watch at least the first two seasons whilst im down there

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spacepilot3000

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« Reply #26 on: 03-05-2004 13:44 »
« Last Edit on: 03-05-2004 13:44 »

   
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Originally posted by Bobcat_Z:
 Anyone else have any good ideas how to stay awake?

Drink 100 cups of coffee. You will get insomnia because you were thinking about coffee.

Therefore, you will stay up through the 25.8 hour marathon.

TheLampIncident

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« Reply #27 on: 03-05-2004 15:01 »

I work Saturday nights.
Coilette

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« Reply #28 on: 03-05-2004 15:15 »

 
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Originally posted by Roddney:
Is there any one in West Midlands, UK whos thinkin of doing this soon????


I'm in the East Midlands, Northampton to be exact. My brother is visiting this weekend and we've agreed to a marathon. A large snack trip to Tesco is now planned.
      I'll let people know how it turns out Sunday Evening..... if I can type by then!!!
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #29 on: 03-05-2004 15:37 »

ive done it with the whole of series one but now ive got them all i think im gonna have to give it a go. I often watch loads of them while im sleeping i wonder if it does me any harm? *kill all humans*
Gambit

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« Reply #30 on: 03-05-2004 20:04 »

ill do it, but for fun ill do it in the week, in a gap when i have no college in 24 hours. then ill be all high on 100 cups of coffee and futurama in my lesson- looks like another trip to the student counseller is in order
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #31 on: 03-05-2004 20:16 »

sounds pretty hardcore, maybe when i get all the seasons...which should be a hell of a long time. tho i do believe season 3 for region 1 is out in a few days...
zoidbergrocks

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« Reply #32 on: 03-06-2004 20:16 »

i dare someone to do a simpsonathon, thatd be like a week
Digital Dragon

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« Reply #33 on: 03-06-2004 20:27 »

How many Simpsons episodes are there, around 350 isn't it? 22 minutes an episode that's 7700 minutes, around 130 hours,that's five solid days.
HawkingHole4001

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« Reply #34 on: 03-07-2004 00:22 »

I have the first 2 seasons (Region 1) and when I try to have an all-night marathon I fall asleep. Arg!
Tweek

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« Reply #35 on: 03-07-2004 04:53 »

Good luck to all the mad people who want to try it, I certainly couldn't stay awake that long  tongue
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #36 on: 03-07-2004 05:02 »

My friends and I have been planning one of these for months. When one of us gets enough money to buy season 4 (I have 1-3 as does one of my other friends, and another has 1 and 2) it will be held!

We have it planned to not go completely straight, but to go over three days (Friday-Saturday-Sunday), with added playing of the PS2 game in there as well.
zoidbergrocks

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« Reply #37 on: 03-07-2004 12:37 »

that kinda counts, but it if your REALLY hardcore youll watch it strait
Young_and_Angry

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« Reply #38 on: 03-07-2004 14:12 »

I'm hardcore enough! I just have to wait 2 more days for season 3 in the U.S. Which is where I live . But I have a little advice to those who wanna do the all nighter thing. Keep ALOT of fresh ice cubes around to put done your back. Gives you that "HOLY CRAP! THAT'S FREAKY , AND FEELS WEIRD!" surge.I'll have to do it during April holidays or the next long weekend. I think I could last. And my friends will be wondering why I haven't said a word to them.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #39 on: 03-07-2004 14:15 »

Is watching all the episodes on VHS count?  I managed to tape all the episodes, I'm still waiting to get seasons 3 and 4 on DVD in region 1.
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