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TheLampIncident

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« Reply #40 on: 03-23-2004 22:31 »

Bah! It says Tom Kenny did the voice of Johnny Mousepad, but we all know it was John DiMaggio! Phhhssssmaaaaaptttttttttttter at!!

SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #41 on: 03-23-2004 22:39 »

"Crude, Lowbrow Humour." Jesus H. Christ on steel wheels. Shock, despite the overwhelmly positive response in most of the reviews, most of the bad ones made me REAL angry.

And like these other fellows, I'm afraid I missed the point.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #42 on: 03-23-2004 23:59 »

I don't know, some of those guys actually made some good points. I always found it annoying that they had planets with numbers. And you have to at least admit the show went downhill in its run.

I don't think the humor is what makes Futurama great, because there hasn't been too much that's made me crack up. I think the writing is fantastic of the show overall. I haven't seen a show where plots tied into each other so much in such an important way. The whole getting pushed by Nibbler because he's his own grandpa and is immune to brains, Leela's parents hidden in one of the episodes, the Professor and Mom in a realationship...it all tied together so well and just came so naturally. Also, the scenery is incredible. Some of the backgrounds just blow my mind. So while the show may not be perfect(what is?), it's good to see that there can be a show with creativity, originality, and such fine plots amongst dreary old crap like Friends and King of Queens.
dvdashot

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« Reply #43 on: 03-24-2004 01:00 »

Just because our solar system doesn't have planets with numbers, that doesn't mean that other solar systems can't. After all, the planets there were most likely named after the beings who first inhabited that specific system. They might have been really dumb and not so creative. Or they could be so intelligent that the reason behind assigning planets number would blow our puny earth minds. You gotta start thinking outside the box. This is the universe(s) we're talking
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #44 on: 03-24-2004 01:20 »

Hmm,I think it may happen.
But if it doesn't work,there is still adult swim.
Afterall,Matt Groening owens all rights
to Futurama,not FOX.
Foot_Knight

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« Reply #45 on: 03-24-2004 01:29 »

About the numbers, most seem to be named after the stars they orbit (ie the Omicron Percei planets), don't you think they would run out of creative ideas to name all the planets in the universe before they finished?
Sheerin

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« Reply #46 on: 03-24-2004 01:58 »

I always assumed that they were just following the conventions of Star Trek, where the vast majority of the worlds they visited were "XXX 3" etc. 

Except for the major planets, like the Klingon Homeworld, Cardassia....

SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #47 on: 03-24-2004 02:14 »

Ditto. It's just sci-fi send up stuff. Not a terribly valid reason to hate the show, in my opinion. And I will admit to this, that whilst the best episodes in the latest season are some of the best ever, the same goes for the worst. It could still make me laugh hard right up to the last ep, though not as consistantly.
Blackadder11

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« Reply #48 on: 03-24-2004 03:02 »
« Last Edit on: 03-24-2004 03:02 »

Actually posted by someone at IMDb

 
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Bottom line: THIS SHOW SUCKS!

Now that this is said, I don't want anyone to e-mail me their little comments or send them to me via private message, only contact me if you have positive things to say. Like I always say, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all".
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #49 on: 03-24-2004 03:27 »

Hmm. A clever and concise arguement.

Incidently, Lamp, that fact you don't find the show terribly funny and yet still find it entertaining blows my feeble monkey mind. Different strokes, I guess, but I'll be giving your posts funny looks from now on.

Now... what was this thread about?
Kryten

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« Reply #50 on: 03-24-2004 09:40 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
I don't know, some of those guys actually made some good points. I always found it annoying that they had planets with numbers. And you have to at least admit the show went downhill in its run.


No, we don't!

*slaps TheLampIncident*
PCC Fred

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« Reply #51 on: 03-24-2004 12:30 »

*slaps TheLampIncident*

I know Kryten got there first, I just thought it'd be theraputic.
Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #52 on: 03-24-2004 14:21 »
« Last Edit on: 03-24-2004 14:21 »

Does anybody have anyone have figures of how Futurama Series 3 set is doing in USA, I know it was in Amazons top 10 or something but is it this good all round?

Plus - *slaps TheLampIncident* - i just wanted to be popular.

Nooch.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #53 on: 03-24-2004 14:49 »
« Last Edit on: 03-24-2004 14:49 »

I didn't say it wasn't funny(because it is), it's just not "rolling all over the floor pissing your pants for a half hour" funny. But then again, nothing is. I guess I'm being too hard. Being funny takes talent. I repeal my previous statements. Except about the planets.
Teral

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« Reply #54 on: 03-24-2004 16:32 »

Strictly speaking Jupiter should be named Sol 5, Mars Sol 4, etc. we just love those damn Romans too much too hurt their feelings and rename the planets.

 
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Originally posted by Blackadder11:
Actually posted by someone at IMDb

 
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Bottom line: THIS SHOW SUCKS!

Now that this is said, I don't want anyone to e-mail me their little comments or send them to me via private message, only contact me if you have positive things to say. Like I always say, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all".

That Robocop-somethingsomething guy is just an Internet troll, who have been flaming the Futurama IMDb board for months, so pay no attention to his weird postings.
Cloud 9

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« Reply #55 on: 03-24-2004 17:09 »
« Last Edit on: 03-24-2004 17:09 »

On CGEF, they did say that Family Guy is coming back...   no no Why not Futurama?!   mad It's SOOO much better!   cry I understand it's our "sister show" but why it and not Futurama? *sigh* Oh, now I've confused myself...(Will the DVD profits help no matter what? Cause I bought my season 3 from Canada, I hope the profits will still contibute to bringing it back...) Y'know, when season 4 comes out in the U.S. if it doesn't make enough profits, then what will become of us? I can't depend on fanfics forever! I'm not that much of a shipper! *breaks down and cries*   cry Will someone pat me on the back? (or slap me in the face like TheLampIncident, one or the other...)    big grin
Maltho

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« Reply #56 on: 03-24-2004 17:12 »

*pats Cloud 9 on the back*
Oh, what the heck.
*slaps Cloud 9*
Cloud 9

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« Reply #57 on: 03-24-2004 17:16 »

 
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Originally posted by Maltho:
*pats Cloud 9 on the back*
Oh, what the heck.
*slaps Cloud 9*

Thank you. I needed that.  smile

 

Those who choose to alter fate will do so at their own misery.
evan

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« Reply #58 on: 03-24-2004 17:43 »
« Last Edit on: 03-24-2004 17:43 »

Back to the planets with "names" versus those with "numbers," here's my opinion.  Maybe those planets that have proper names, like Earth, Mars, Planet Eternium, etc have those names because there was already a civilization on those planets when they were first discovered. Dog Doo 8, Omnicron Persi 8, etc were planets originally uninhabited, but later colonized by another civilization.  Hence, their boring and scientific names.

On topic, what's this about Futurama being taken off CN? I seriously doubt this is anything more than a rumor. After all, the AS schedule lists Futurama to restart its run the first week of April.
Frank Horrigan

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« Reply #59 on: 03-24-2004 17:50 »

Who cares? Even with or without the numbers it's a great show.
Zeep

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« Reply #60 on: 03-24-2004 18:39 »

 
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from IMDb
Plus, I highly doubt the world will be like that in 3000. Maybe in 4000 or 5000, but 3000 is too soon. But then I got to thinking that Futurama is only science fiction, depicting a make- believe future, not the real one!
wow. not what the future will be like? sre it will! probably even more advanced! this erson obviously doesn't realize how long 1000 years is. here's a little example of how fast technology moves:
in the late 1900's (about 1970-1980? i'm not exactly doing a lot of reaserch here) PCs started to evolve. they were absolutey huge, and probably couldn't do more than basic math.

now its about 25-30 years later, and i'm typing this on a PC (a laptop, actually) that is about 7 pounds, and can probably perfom millions and millions of much more complex math problems with little or no problem.

this is how fast technology moves, and it's moving faster and faster all the time.
so if the person who posted the above comment ever reads this, they can go to hell.


well, now that that's out of my system i feel much better! :P i dont know why, but that review really got me worked up.
Frank Horrigan

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« Reply #61 on: 03-24-2004 18:45 »

But human society is destroyed twice during that time.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #62 on: 03-24-2004 18:51 »

You cant prove it wont happen.
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #63 on: 03-24-2004 18:55 »

Yes, and that's why it's not too advanced. 1000 years from now there will be far better technology thana what we see in Futurama. I mean, they have what looks to be a tube television. But since they had to rebuild civilization twice, it's not so advanced.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #64 on: 03-24-2004 18:56 »

Family Guy's resurrection is definitely a step in the right direction.  It at least shows that FOX are willing to reconsider their decisions under the right circumstances.  smile

Young_and_Angry

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« Reply #65 on: 03-24-2004 19:20 »

Family Guy's good, (don't get me wrong I like it too, but not as much as Futurama) but Futurama would be better.So much better , that I, one who despises running with a firey passion, would run 10 consecutive miles so they would bring it back. Of course, that's like asking them to give the axe to the stupidest TV show, the Simpsons, even though on few occasions in the earlier eps it had it's moments.
Digital Dragon

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« Reply #66 on: 03-24-2004 20:00 »

I like The Simpsons.
I like Futurama.
I like Family Guy.

Can't we all just get along?
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #67 on: 03-24-2004 20:11 »

I like them all, but I like Futurama a lot more, and I wish there were new episodes.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #68 on: 03-24-2004 20:23 »

ditto, i love Family Guy but i would much rather see new Futurama episodes just because i think that they're better overall. But Digital Dragon is right, im a huge fan of all 3 series and i think all 3 sets of fans can live in peace.
All ya need i peace and love brother..
Levitate_Me

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« Reply #69 on: 03-24-2004 20:29 »
« Last Edit on: 03-24-2004 20:29 »

I too am a huge fan if all three shows, although traditionally I tend to favor The Simpsons because I have a strong history with it.  But if I had to pick one to get renewed for more episodes I would pick Futurama, I just feel that Futurama has so much more to say, so many more places to go and many more aliens to meet.

The Simpsons although I love them dearly has become kind of bad. Although the episodes aren't terrible I don't get the same sense, that there is more to do, I feel that The Simpsons have been great and they have done alot.  They have even changed my life but there comes a point where you need to kinda let go.

I don't know which I want anymore. I think about The Simpsons get canceled and no matter what it would still haunt me to think that The Simpsons would be over. 
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #70 on: 03-24-2004 20:44 »

Yeah, the Simpsons have been a constant throughout my whole life, BUT, I think their time has passed and they should "gracefully" leave the spotlite so new toons (i.e. Family Guy, Futurama) can exist for more than 4 seasons before being cancelled for being compared to the all mighty Simpsons.
Levitate_Me

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« Reply #71 on: 03-24-2004 21:12 »
« Last Edit on: 03-24-2004 21:12 »

Yeah everything gets compared to The Simpsons.  I don't know if anyone here is a fan of South Park but have you seen the episode "The Simpsons already did it" ?, it was great when Butters(Professor Chaos), is trying to come up with all these plans and it turns out the Simpsons did all of them.  For Example, blocking out the sun, creating a horrible monorail and then leaving with the excess money.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #72 on: 03-24-2004 21:15 »

and unfortunetly, all cartoons will be compared to the simpsons for years to come. But what i find interesting is that a few years a ago the Simpsons was my fav. TV show, but now i find myself watching more Futurama, Family Guy, and South Park instead. Hmmm, maybe its a sign? lol
Frank Horrigan

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« Reply #73 on: 03-24-2004 21:26 »

Apart from the jokes in these shows, Futurama stands out to be far more interesting to me. And they all have good jokes, so...I want more Futurama thats all I'm saying damnit!
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #74 on: 03-24-2004 22:48 »

yeah, you and about a million others. Unfortunetly, none of them are Fox Executives.
They prefer shows along the lines of "world's Blankiest Blank" and "The Simple Life"

Good luck getting through to those morons
newhook_1

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« Reply #75 on: 03-24-2004 22:59 »
« Last Edit on: 03-24-2004 22:59 »

I'm getting sick of explaining this. Do you realize how much companies pay to hock their wares via commericals during those reality shows.


I miss Futurama, want it back, and hate Fox as much as the rest of you, but the fact is, as much as I hate it, reality TV sells and as long as it does FOX will continue to air it over high quality programming like Futurama.
It's middle America's fault for watching so much god dammed reality TV, FOX is just a business trying to make as much money as they can. Just like the companies that made your shirt, shoes and the computer your using.

You want Futurama back? Buy the DVD sets and convince others to do the same. If enough money is made off the DVD sets, Futurama will be brought back just so they can release more money making DVD's, and have tangible evidence to show advertisers how popular the show is, giving them a good reason to buy up advertising time. The ratings on Cartoon Network, petitions and angry letters don't mean shit. DVD sales are the reason Family guy was brought back (Which I belive at this point, has sold craploads more than Futurama). 
futuramarama

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« Reply #76 on: 03-25-2004 04:07 »

 
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Originally posted by Frank Horrigan:
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...

I know this was said a while ago but I agree with this so much. If there is any hope that Futurama may return then i have all of my fingers crossed. Isnt it funny- even after 160,000 signatures are given to bring Futurama back, FOX are unmoved, but make a little money and they may get back on the band wagon- Dont get me wrong I REALLY want Futurama back but its all about the money huh
PCC Fred

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« Reply #77 on: 03-25-2004 04:19 »
« Last Edit on: 03-25-2004 04:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Nasty Pasty:
yeah, you and about a million others. Unfortunetly, none of them are Fox Executives.
They prefer shows along the lines of "world's Blankiest Blank" and "The Simple Life"

Good luck getting through to those morons

The morons that just recommissioned Family Guy?

futuramarama - Yep, it's all about the money, and maybe, just maybe, Futurama's made enough to make FOX think twice.
Unknown

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« Reply #78 on: 03-25-2004 12:49 »

Is there still hope?  A little bit, but not much.  I'd put the odds of new episodes around 500 to 1, and the odds of a movie at around 20 to 1.  I would have thought that FOX would have given it enough time to get to 100 episodes so that it could be syndicated, and thus make them some money.
bankrupt

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« Reply #79 on: 03-25-2004 13:17 »

Damn you people for getting my hopes up!  I don't think Futurama will come back, but it would be so awesome if it did.  There's so much room in the Futurama universe for more stories. At least the Family Guy stuff shows a revival could happen.  Still, I'll believe it when I see it.
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