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Shockwave04

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« on: 03-23-2004 17:20 »

    I was just at adltswim.com's messages boards and I read a thread about Fox might be talking to Matt Groening about bringing back Futurama becase of the very good DVD sales it got throughout the three seasons they released just like Familt Guy.
    I'm just writting what I read so please don't yell at me.
conman16x
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« Reply #1 on: 03-23-2004 17:21 »

I read a very similar comment in the April issue of Wired.

a little exciting!
Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #2 on: 03-23-2004 17:23 »

That is quite an interesting point and I can only hope but there are 101 topics similar to this talking about hope so dont be suprised if it gets closed.

Also welcome to PEEL!  big grin
Frank Horrigan

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« Reply #3 on: 03-23-2004 18:09 »

I still have hope. I still haven't quite gotten over the fact that I will NEVER see a new episode of Futurama. Watching them over and over again on DVD is great and all but seeing an episode for the first time is magical. Some the best episodes were on the last season which makes it even more sad, even though it had some of the worst also but... I forgive ya. *Holding my thumbs*
Leela_19

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« Reply #4 on: 03-23-2004 18:19 »

Can anyone give me alink to the thread, this does sound exciting.
Shockwave04

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« Reply #5 on: 03-23-2004 18:34 »

First of all thanks for the welcome.  I'm a big fan of the Simpsons.  And if there is a dilemma of whether to watch the The Simpsons or Futurama I would have to pick Futurama, because almost all the time I was laughting my a$$ off.  and with the simpsons i'm not all the time.


Sockwave04

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PCC Fred

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« Reply #6 on: 03-23-2004 18:39 »

Interesting if true.  Is there any better source for this story than a thread on another message board?
Levitate_Me

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« Reply #7 on: 03-23-2004 18:46 »


In Wired, you say? I will have to see if I can find the Article and give it a read. 

Oh and also Welcome to PEEl Shockwave04, Enjoy your stay
shoopbender
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« Reply #8 on: 03-23-2004 18:52 »

yeah, welcome dude. I want the seroes back as much as anyone. I just can't see the legend ending in a good way. Unless it's when i die.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #9 on: 03-23-2004 18:57 »

Yeah, i would kill to see another Futurama episode. You can never really tell with Fox thought. They could do the same with Futurama as they did with good ol' Family Guy, but it still seems a bit unlikely. Don't get me wrong though, EVERYONE BUY FUTURAMA DVDS SO FOX WILL BRING IT BACK!!! lol
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #10 on: 03-23-2004 19:17 »

We'd all like to see Futurama coming back, but it's just not going to happen.

Then again, I may have said that about Family Guy at some point.

Why doesn't Fox cancel some other stupid show instead?
PCC Fred

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« Reply #11 on: 03-23-2004 19:22 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
We'd all like to see Futurama coming back, but it's just not going to happen.

I'm reserving judgement until we see what this Wired article actually says.  It's not implausible that MG and FOX might've ironed out their differences.  It is Hollywood, after all.
Frank Horrigan

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« Reply #12 on: 03-23-2004 19:24 »
« Last Edit on: 03-23-2004 19:24 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
We'd all like to see Futurama coming back, but it's just not going to happen.

Why are so many people saying this? I mean sure it's not LIKELY but stranger things have happened.
Digital Dragon

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« Reply #13 on: 03-23-2004 19:26 »

Damn you people. Just as I was letting go you drag me back in with your sweet, sweet lies.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #14 on: 03-23-2004 20:00 »

I NEED more. Seriously, 4 seasons is good, but there are more stories to be told, more jokes to be heard, more sci-fi conventions to be mocked, more soft and cuddly moments to be had, and, most importantly, more pitiful Zoidberg...

I...just...can't...let goooooooo....

And a link would be mucho appreciated.

Go Americans! Do something I can admire for once! Save (or rather, resurrect) my favourite show! I'll stop casually bagging your nation at every oppurtunity! I'll bag Sweden instead!
Frank Horrigan

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« Reply #15 on: 03-23-2004 20:12 »

 
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Originally posted by SlackJawedMoron:
 I'll bag Sweden instead!

As a swede I find that offensive. Nah just kidding, go ahead.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #16 on: 03-23-2004 20:15 »

Sweden is, umm... forgetable! (Ach, I'm bad at this.)
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #17 on: 03-23-2004 20:22 »
« Last Edit on: 03-23-2004 20:22 »

The Wired article is online.  It's mainly about Cartoon Network's Mike Lazzo, but here's the relevant part:

"Last year, Futurama and Family Guy reruns did so well that it's likely both shows (which Fox killed in prime time) will produce new episodes."

The writer doesn't mention any new information, so that sounds a bit too hopeful, given what we've heard before.  But maybe things are slowly changing and we just haven't heard anything yet.
bender+fry

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« Reply #18 on: 03-23-2004 20:23 »

shockwave, can you please give us a link?
pretty please?
Shockwave04

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« Reply #19 on: 03-23-2004 20:25 »

You can read the post I found it here.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #20 on: 03-23-2004 20:29 »

I agree with Jackson that the Wired article is a little vague.

I'm not registered at adultswim.com, can someone tell me what the post says?
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #21 on: 03-23-2004 20:32 »

Do you guys actually believe a cable network could afford to fund Futurama? Look at the 3D graphics on that show, they said in the A Clone Of My Own commentary that the end sequence cost 10 million bucks. I don't think Cartoon Network has that kind of money.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #22 on: 03-23-2004 20:34 »
« Last Edit on: 03-23-2004 20:34 »

I read the original post.  Supposedly the poster read an article about it but unfortunately doesn't say where.  Basically it says that Fox might be interested in bringing back Futurama if the third DVD set does well.  It also says that Cartoon Network might stop showing Futurama soon, but doesn't really explain why.  Interestingly (but I guess unrelatedly), it also says that a lot of TV stations show The Simpsons at 11:00, hoping people will watch it before Futurama at 11:30.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #23 on: 03-23-2004 20:39 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
Do you guys actually believe a cable network could afford to fund Futurama? Look at the 3D graphics on that show, they said in the A Clone Of My Own commentary that the end sequence cost 10 million bucks. I don't think Cartoon Network has that kind of money.

What are you on about?  The rumour we're discussing is MG being in talks with FOX.

@Jackson - Again, it sounds vague.  ALlso, we're in the run up to April 1st, and somebody usually tries to pull a "Futurama returns!" gag around this time.

However like I said before, it's not totally implausible that Futurama might return to FOX.  I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Action Jacktion

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« Reply #24 on: 03-23-2004 20:53 »

I checked Variety but didn't see anything about this.  However, I did find an article that said the episode nominated for a WGA Award was called "The String."

By the way, the post in question was made last Thursday, so this isn't something that just came up today.  But I still don't know where the information came from.
Foot_Knight

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« Reply #25 on: 03-23-2004 20:57 »

It would be super duper awesome if Futurama came back.

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
Do you guys actually believe a cable network could afford to fund Futurama? Look at the 3D graphics on that show, they said in the A Clone Of My Own commentary that the end sequence cost 10 million bucks. I don't think Cartoon Network has that kind of money.

Did you also note the hearty laugh they all got after saying that?
Shockwave04

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« Reply #26 on: 03-23-2004 21:15 »
« Last Edit on: 03-23-2004 21:15 »

Fox decided to bring back Family Guy because of the amount of DVD sales it receved.  And at amazon.com Futurama Vol. 3 was in the top 5 most preordered DVD's.  So if Vol. 4 does as good as 1-3 we could possibaly see new episodes. 

Shockwave04

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shoopbender
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« Reply #27 on: 03-23-2004 21:19 »

good point
MattOSX

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« Reply #28 on: 03-23-2004 21:19 »

 big grin Very good news indeed! I just posted inquiring where the original article is located.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #29 on: 03-23-2004 21:28 »

Regarding Shocks' post, I think that is most of the people here's secret (or not-so-secret) hope. We know that S3 did well (and continues to do well) at amazon (2 weeks in top 25), but how do it's sales there compare to retail? And how do they compare to Family Guy overall?
leelaholic

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« Reply #30 on: 03-23-2004 21:42 »

Futurama, eh? Coming back, eh? Symmetry, eh?

Exciting!
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #31 on: 03-23-2004 21:43 »

That would be good, it seems like fox is desperate to get as many hours of animated programming as they can. It would be nice if most of them weren't simpsons and KotH reruns.
Frank Horrigan

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« Reply #32 on: 03-23-2004 21:49 »

And I am desperate to watch as many hours of new Futurama episodes as I can.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #33 on: 03-23-2004 21:53 »

Fox. Desperate. Good.  wink
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #34 on: 03-23-2004 22:02 »

At least it would give the Futurama team a second chance to end on a good note...
Shockwave04

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« Reply #35 on: 03-23-2004 22:18 »

Check out this web page I found
 http://imdb.com/title/tt0149460/

Shockwave04

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Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #36 on: 03-23-2004 22:19 »

what about it?
newhook_1

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« Reply #37 on: 03-23-2004 22:20 »

What does that prove?
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #38 on: 03-23-2004 22:22 »

all i could find is that the user comment said that they should watch Futurama on fox sundays, but it isnt even on Fox anymore!
Shockwave04

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« Reply #39 on: 03-23-2004 22:27 »
« Last Edit on: 03-23-2004 22:27 »

It hasn't been updated in a while and it's just some information I found ya know for s**ts and giggles. Just found it looking for more information thought it was interesting.


Shockwave04

Futurama's not dead yet!!!
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