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shoopbender
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« Reply #160 on: 03-31-2004 01:43 »

Yeah, make it professional looking as well. Like winna said. I think he knows what he's talking about.
KAH

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« Reply #161 on: 03-31-2004 01:43 »

Hopefully we'll get some attention from matt g being on the simpsons signing bender dolls
Ranadok

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« Reply #162 on: 03-31-2004 01:45 »
« Last Edit on: 03-31-2004 01:45 »

 
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Originally posted by Dolcelannah:
I'm number 369. Whatever slim hope we have, we really need to exploit it for Futurama right now, before they forget about it. And I like the letter idea; can we decide on a date?

It would have been perfect to do it on the 5th anniversary of the first airing of the show, but we missed that boat... how about the 1 year anniversary of the final episode, or is that too far off?
winna

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« Reply #163 on: 03-31-2004 01:59 »

Rather than a set date, you need more like a set number.  At least 100,000 but I'd shoot for the last mark, and btw I'd be willing to advertise it on SSF  wink
missBender

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« Reply #164 on: 03-31-2004 05:59 »
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Id definately be in on this. Yeah, If we decide a date I'll do it. I would be posting from the UK though so mine would probably reach them a day late but its still worth it!     smile
PCC Fred

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« Reply #165 on: 03-31-2004 08:36 »

A letter from the UK would probably be at least a a week late.  If we did have a set date it'd be better for PEELers in Europe to send letters a week earlier than those in North America.
Zeep

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« Reply #166 on: 03-31-2004 13:05 »

i'd say we should wait at least until near the end of the year.
assuming we keep getting signatures at the same rate we've been getting them, we'll have as many as the original in about...4 years.  cry
we really need to advertise more.  eek
Frank Horrigan

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« Reply #167 on: 03-31-2004 14:28 »

Well...have anyone emailed all the known Futurama sites to make em put this shit up?
Teral

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« Reply #168 on: 03-31-2004 14:29 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
Teral, I get where you're coming from.  Now get where I'm coming from.

First of all, European DVD sales are largely irrelevant to FOX's decision.  Family Guy's first season DVD was released in Europe yonks ago, but it wasn't till it did well in American sales that FOX stood up and took notice.  And you've said yourself, when the original petition was handed in, only the European DVDs had been released.

Which bring us back to the fact that Family Guy have done a lot better in the DVD sales than Futurama (no, I can't explain that either.  wink). At least I haven't seen any evidence on the contrary.
 
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You make a good point about Futurama's initial cancellation getting a lot of publicity.  I'll admit, we're not going to get that publicity again.  However the support of the major Futurama websites would still give the petition more exposure than PEEL alone.

On that note, read the latest update on TLZ.

 
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However the creative team having split up is irrelevant.  Family Guy will have to rebuild their team from scratch for the new series, but you know that they will, even if it means bringing in some new faces.

I just fear the inevitable dip in quality would be more than the show could handle.
 
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According to you, Futurama costs 1-1.5 million per episode.  I read somewhere that Family Guy costs 1 million per episode.  Futurama's more expensive to make than Family Guy, but I wonder if some people have exaggerated by how much.

If FOX are going to reverse their decision on Futurama, now's the time.  In fact, now's probably a better time that when the show was actually put on hiatus.  CN ratings are good, US DVD sales are high, and Family Guy's resurrection is fresh in everyone's minds.

Will Zeep's petition make a difference?  Probably not.  But it's not like we have anything to lose, and at least Zeep is trying to do something constructive, unlike the people on the sidelines who aren't actually doing anything themselves, but are more than ready to deride Zeep's efforts.

Again, I'm not attacking anyone just pointing out the obstacles you're facing.
newhook_1

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« Reply #169 on: 03-31-2004 17:52 »
« Last Edit on: 03-31-2004 17:52 »

I'll try to write a letter for us to follow. Don't know how good it'll turn out, but give me an hour or so to get some information together. I don't think it will work, but the orginal petition was going around before I was a part of the online Futurama community, and I just want to at least be able to say, "Well at least I tried to help get one of my favorite show back on the air." Like Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #170 on: 03-31-2004 17:58 »

 
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Originally posted by winna:
Rather than a set date, you need more like a set number.  At least 100,000 but I'd shoot for the last mark, and btw I'd be willing to advertise it on SSF   wink

America alone has over 260 million people living here. When you take into account that the show has fans worldwide, 100,000 isn't a hell of a lot. I say you would need at least a million. But that's impractical.

Lucky Clover

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« Reply #171 on: 03-31-2004 18:11 »

Well... Look at what I found... http://www.petitiononline.com/safu/petition.html
 =391830993&sign[memberID]=391830993&sign[partnerID]=1]http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/331994479?ts=1080771064&sign[partner_userID]=391830993&sign[memberID]=391830993&sign[partnerID]=1

and
 http://www.gotfuturama.com/Futurama/News/1046936250,32301,/

Do you think we have a chance? I sent them all to Fox.
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #172 on: 03-31-2004 18:14 »

The first one is really, really old, and was just never given to fox, it was made around the time Futurama's cancellation was reported. Hence "save" instead of "bring back". The second one doesn't even matter, since it only has 10 signatures. The third one is the one they've all been talking about.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #173 on: 03-31-2004 19:25 »

good lookin out Lucky Clover!
PCC Fred

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« Reply #174 on: 03-31-2004 19:42 »

@Teral:

First of all, cheers for mentioning the petition on TLZ.  smile

I agree there's a risk that putting together a new creative team could affect the quality of the show.  But petition or not, if Futurama returns it's a simple fact that a new team would have to be assembled.  Who knows?  The show might get even better.  It's a gamble.

I know we're facing a lot of obstacles.  But like I said, we have nothing to lose.  The worst that can happen is Futurama doesn't return, which is basically where we are now.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #175 on: 03-31-2004 19:44 »

True. Even incredibly bad episodes are better than what we have now.
futuramafreak

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« Reply #176 on: 03-31-2004 20:07 »
« Last Edit on: 04-04-2004 00:00 »

How many REAL signatures are on the petition?
PCC Fred

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« Reply #177 on: 03-31-2004 20:14 »

 
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Originally posted by Nasty Pasty:
True. Even incredibly bad episodes are better than what we have now.

Correction, we do have something to lose.  I'll admit that if Futurama returned and was shite, I'd be pissed off.

But what I actually meant is that if we send in the petition and FOX ignore it then we're no worse off than we are now.
Zeep

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« Reply #178 on: 04-01-2004 19:18 »

personaly, i agree with Nasty Pasty here.

most people seem to think that the worst episodes of futurama are: Cryonic Woman, Why Must I Be A Crustacean In Love?, and Spanish Fry. (sorry to anyone who likes these eps, that's just my general perception of everyone else's opinions.) I agree that these didn't add much to the series, but they definately didn't subtract from it.
as long as the episodes

Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #179 on: 04-01-2004 19:24 »

Why Must I be a Crustacean in Love is not an episode that people don't generally like. It has an 88% at CGEF and is ranked #15 at The Leela Zone. Maybe you don't like it, but other people certainly did.
Zeep

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« Reply #180 on: 04-01-2004 19:28 »

oh, sorry, i meant to say That's Lobstertainment!

you get the point of my post, though.
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #181 on: 04-01-2004 20:29 »
« Last Edit on: 04-01-2004 20:29 »

CGEF got an interview with David X. Cohen before, right?  maybe someone at CGEF could print out and send David X. Cohen - or Matt Groening, or both - BOTH of these petitions.

Please edit your sig to 120 pixel height max.
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tom123

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« Reply #182 on: 04-01-2004 20:32 »

Do you really think Matt or David could persuade FOX into bringing it back?
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #183 on: 04-01-2004 20:49 »

how would you react if two people with a lot of clout and a fervrent fanbase walked into your office and acidentally destroyed your desk just by plopping down two stacks of paper - then told you these were petitions to bring back something you'd cut?

Course, I would renew the show with the original staff and stuff, but again, it is FOX - but since we just sent them the first petition through the mail and they ignored it, what if someone on the inside who had access to the top brass at the company brought em in with them? It'd be like....the Richard Clarke Effect, except without the vicious character assination that Karl Rove always deploys...

Please edit your sig to 120 pixel height max.
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Whoopwhoopwhoop

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« Reply #184 on: 04-01-2004 20:52 »
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I dont think Futurama is going to come back because of Matt G himself.  You know how many low blows towards FOX hes made in both Futurama and in the Simpsons.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #185 on: 04-01-2004 20:55 »

yeah, but that is just comedic jokes towards the home network. Lots of shows do it and its been going on for years
Teral

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« Reply #186 on: 04-01-2004 21:01 »

 
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Originally posted by SlaytanicMaggot:
but since we just sent them the first petition through the mail and they ignored it, what if someone on the inside who had access to the top brass at the company brought em in with them?

Actually the first petition was printed out, neatly wrapped and hand-delivered to Matt Groening's ofice at FOX. They then in turn gave the petition to the FOX execs. Maybe not Matt himself, but someone from his office. Then again that might just have been counter-productive:

"Ueagh, is that you Matt, again yabbering about Futurama ... and you brought nerds! Get back to work!"
newhook_1

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« Reply #187 on: 04-01-2004 21:05 »
« Last Edit on: 04-01-2004 21:05 »

Maybe I'm just being a dumbass, but perhaps next time it would be best to send it to newscorp (Fox's parent company). The guy/girl who the petition was delivered to the first time probably didn't even read it.  hmpf

*EDIT* I retract my statement about the orginal cover.   
Zeep

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« Reply #188 on: 04-02-2004 12:03 »

well, we're up to almost 600 after almosst 5 days. so we're getting about 120 per day.but it'll still take a large number of years before we equal the original petition, at this rate.

we need more help from websites! and we need to get on TV or something... hopefully matt's appearance on the Simpsons this weekend will help, as well as his appearance on [as] in may.

i know! i'll climb to the top of the space needle (the largest building in my area, anyone who's been to washington knows what i'm talking about) and threaten to jump off if people don't sign the petition! but secretly, i'll have a bungee cord tied to me, but no one will know. that'll get lots of signatures!

Lee Roberts

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« Reply #189 on: 04-02-2004 14:09 »

600!!! I know this because I'm the 600th person to sign... all we need to do now is buy as many Futurama DVD's as we can!!! Maybe Rupert Murdock'll bring it back, and like Family Guy, use the money that has gone into buying the DVD's to fund into new episodes.  wink
Yinger36

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« Reply #190 on: 04-02-2004 17:23 »

Don't forget...some of those 600 are bogus sigs by people that are just morons.  Anyhow, someone call CNN & get this mentioned  tongue
tom123

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« Reply #191 on: 04-02-2004 19:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Zeep:
we need more help from websites! and we need to get on TV or something... hopefully matt's appearance on the Simpsons this weekend will help, as well as his appearance on [as] in may.

I beileve TV will help, but would Matt's appearance on Simpsons help? The viewers still probably wouldn't know about it unless he specifically says something about this petition and where to find it.
Johnty24

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« Reply #192 on: 04-03-2004 02:10 »

Where I live, Futurama is very popular. Go petition.
QueenOfRobonia

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« Reply #193 on: 04-03-2004 03:41 »

Waaaaay, another Futurama petition!!
No-one would sign the last attempt at making another, but I think Zeep has made such a good point about it that it deserves to get somewhere!
I'll see if I can get some people to sign it too.
moogledr

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« Reply #194 on: 04-03-2004 08:32 »
« Last Edit on: 04-03-2004 08:32 by [-mArc-] »

   
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Originally posted by Zeep:
well, we're up to almost 600 after almosst 5 days. so we're getting about 120 per day.but it'll still take a large number of years before we equal the original petition, at this rate.

we need more help from websites!

Agreed. I'm going to start e-mailing it to webmasters. If you've already signed, then send the link to the webmasters of good Futurama sites.

And frankly, I think it's most important that we get the support from this one. Everyone please encourage CGEF to support Zeep's petition:
[-mArc-]

Administrator
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« Reply #195 on: 04-03-2004 09:11 »

Shut it.

I said I don't see the point and I don't like to be bothered by email. Nor do I look kindly to people misusing CGEF's comment system. The first thing you need to learn when petitioning someone or asking for for something: Don't annoy them.
DrJohnZ

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« Reply #196 on: 04-03-2004 12:33 »
« Last Edit on: 04-03-2004 12:33 »

Spread the word to all... this petition just might be the thing that revives our show, if it is handeled properly.
moogledr

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« Reply #197 on: 04-03-2004 14:06 »

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Originally posted by [-mArc-]:
Shut it.
I said I don't see the point and I don't like to be bothered by email.QUOTE]

The point is that it might help by even .00000000001%. Somehow you see a point in posting to all these futurama fans that they can buy a slurm can online again, but not something that might *help* bring the show back on the air?

I WISH I was in your place and my mailbox was clogged to complete capacity with e-mails from idiots with poor grammar and nothing better to do or write than "Futrama rox0rz!" just so that I could be in your position of helping it along.
Lee Roberts

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« Reply #198 on: 04-03-2004 14:35 »

Well i read the update at CGEF, lets hope what Mike Lazzo has said may become true.... they said it about Family Guy. The success of Futurama since it's cancellation has been excelent in my area of the UK. More people know what Futurama is!!!
KVA

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« Reply #199 on: 04-03-2004 14:39 »

I fear that this petition won't get many signs because ( according to my experience) people are pessimistic about Futurama revival. I asked approximately 7 people to sign it but most of them said that it is useless.
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