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PEE Poll: How much longer would you want it to run?
One season   -1 (1.6%)
Two seasons   -2 (3.1%)
Three seasons   -6 (9.4%)
Four seasons   -11 (17.2%)
Five seasons   -5 (7.8%)
Six seasons   -10 (15.6%)
More than six   -3 (4.7%)
Indefinitely   -23 (35.9%)
No new episodes, only movies   -1 (1.6%)
Nothing more   -2 (3.1%)
Total Voters: 64

Action Jacktion

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« on: 03-30-2004 18:56 »
« Last Edit on: 03-30-2004 18:56 »

Most people seem to want Futurama to come back, but assuming it does, how long would you want it to last?  How many more episodes would you want?

Let's say there are about eighteen episodes in a season (that's the average of the four existing seasons).  If you prefer thinking in terms of episodes instead of seasons, vote for the choice that's closest to the number of episodes you'd like.

By "More than six" I mean a specific number: If for instance you would like exactly seven more seasons, vote for that choice.  If you want it to run forever, vote for "indefinitely."
PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #1 on: 03-30-2004 19:03 »

I'd give it another four seasons.  Going for a ninth year might be pushing it.
Dr. Morberg

Professor
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« Reply #2 on: 03-30-2004 19:04 »

Yeah, I went for four too, as we want it to go out with a bang, not a fizzle.
starone

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« Reply #3 on: 03-30-2004 19:13 »

As long as possible, until it becomes like the current Simpsons episodes.
Teral

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« Reply #4 on: 03-30-2004 19:14 »

Simpsons made 9 good seasons before heading south, DS9 made 7 amazing seasons and could've continued for at least 1 more season, so I'll give it 5 more seasons (whch would still be less episodes than DS9 overall).
newhook_1

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« Reply #5 on: 03-30-2004 19:17 »
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Personally I'm going to say one. That should be enough time to tie up the loose stoyrlines, have one or two emotional episodes, a few more "Just for a laugh" ones, and then end it with the ultimate shippy ep. As much as I lve the show, I think it would go downhill in a huge way going into the 6th season.

You can see the writing starting to faluter a bit in production season four. Remebember this is just my opinion, and I'm talking in relation to the rest of the series, not everything else on TV:

Basically in season four you had four fantastic episodes which where, "Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV", "The Why Of Fry", "The Sting", "The Farnsworth Parabox".

Four episodes that where a little disjointed, but had fantastic endings, "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings", "Jurassic Bark", "Leela's Homeworld", and "Love & Rocket"

The other ten ranged from ok, to horrible in terms of Futurama as a whole ("Where No Fan Has Gone Before" rank higher for some, but I'm not a big Star Trak fan).

Now, I think that they would be able to pump out one more season like season four in terms of quality, but by the end of the shows run, it seemed like they where running low on ideas, which is why I think season six would see a major quality drop off. After a fifth season a movie would probably be the best way to go so they could use some more complex story ideas that can't fit into 22 min. With that in mind though, I really want my four more fantastic episodes.


*Edit* That being said, if they shuffled the executive producers to keep the ideas fresh, like on the Simpsons, I'd give it another three or four. Dave and Matt probably dislike and would therefore reject some ideas that fans would love. Just listen to the commentary for "Time Keeps On Slipping" to see what I mean.
 
shoopbender
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« Reply #6 on: 03-30-2004 19:21 »

 
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Originally posted by starone:
As long as possible, until it becomes like the current Simpsons episodes.

Yeah, I was trying to say that, but my freakin dial-up knocked me off. I'm poor. The show has to end somewhere though.

   
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Levitate_Me

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« Reply #7 on: 03-30-2004 19:25 »


I think like any good show you need to know when enough is enough. I would want to see Futurama get maybe two or three more seasos just so they have time to do some more fun episodes and also some shipper episodes and balance the two and not feel forced by one season to do so. But I wouldn't want it to last as long as The Simpsons because frankly the show was too good to just take a dip like that.
Alliteration

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« Reply #8 on: 03-30-2004 19:34 »
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I would like the show to remain as long as it can before becoming like the simpsons, then finishing with a bang before that fate befalls it. So lets be optimistic and say 6 seasons.

And thats optimistic with 2 O's!
Woodbot 2.0

Starship Captain
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« Reply #9 on: 03-30-2004 19:40 »

Four more seasons!
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #10 on: 03-30-2004 19:44 »

I'd say about 4 or 5 more seasons. This is because most shows can survive and still be great after 9 years, and I would want the show to end after nine good years.
Anarchist

Professor
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« Reply #11 on: 03-30-2004 19:44 »

Being on the optimistic side, I'd give it 6 more seasons. 10 seasons is a nice number to end it on, and Futurama still has a lot of untapped potential.
tom123

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« Reply #12 on: 03-30-2004 19:52 »

Hey the more Futurama, the better.
Bender + Zoidy

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« Reply #13 on: 03-30-2004 20:25 »

I'd say 4 or 5 more seasons would be good.
zoidyzoid

Professor
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« Reply #14 on: 03-30-2004 20:33 »

 
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
As much as I lve the show, I think it would go downhill in a huge way going into the 6th season.

Agreed. I'd rather Futurama stay cancelled than be brought back and deteriorate.

 
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
You can see the writing starting to faluter a bit in production season four. Remebember this is just my opinion, and I'm talking in relation to the rest of the series, not everything else on TV

Also agreed. Season 4 was by far the least consistent season in my opinion.

 
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
Basically in season four you had four fantastic episodes which where, "Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV", "The Why Of Fry", "The Sting", "The Farnsworth Parabox".

On your actual choice of episodes though, I strongly disagree. Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV is possibly my least favourite Futurama eppisode ever (definitely bottom 2), and I was disappointed with The Why of Fry. I agree that The Sting and The Farnsworth Parabox were good though.

 
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
Now, I think that they would be able to pump out one more season like season four in terms of quality, but by the end of the shows run, it seemed like they where running low on ideas, which is why I think season six would see a major quality drop off.

Yep. For me though, another season at the same quality level of season 4 would be disappointing, and probably not worth it. I'd hate for Futurama to leave me with a sour taste.

 
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
That being said, if they shuffled the executive producers to keep the ideas fresh, like on the Simpsons, I'd give it another three or four. Dave and Matt probably dislike and would therefore reject some ideas that fans would love. 

I can't say I agree with that. I don't think Futurama would have the right feel without David Cohen.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #15 on: 03-30-2004 20:36 »

I'd give it another 4 seasons. I really do not want to see it end up like the Simpsons after 15 seasons.
Philp_J_Fry

Starship Captain
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« Reply #16 on: 03-30-2004 21:12 »

I'd say about 4 more seasons
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #17 on: 03-30-2004 21:29 »
« Last Edit on: 03-30-2004 21:29 »

Four more years!
Four more years!

Edit: Sorry for being a jerk, Spacedal... you've just made more posts in three days then I had in a month! You're some sort of atomic posing machine! And you've already attained my rank! Curse you! And all the halflings!
Spacedal11

Space Pope
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« Reply #18 on: 03-30-2004 21:32 »

What he said.
FOUR MORE YEARS!
newhook_1

Urban Legend
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« Reply #19 on: 03-30-2004 21:42 »
« Last Edit on: 03-30-2004 21:42 »

 
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Originally posted by zoidyzoid
I can't say I agree with that. I don't think Futurama would have the right feel without David Cohen.

I'm not talking about having David and Matt completely out of the picture, I'm talking about situation like season three and four of the Simpsons. Matt and David would still be involved in the show's development and the writing meetings, they just wouldn't be the show runners who approve the episodes themselves.   
Y_L_B

Professor
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« Reply #20 on: 03-30-2004 22:09 »

I say six. Like anarchist said, Futurama has a lot of untapped potential. Ten seasons is a good number to end on, in my opinion. But if it started to get crappy before then, I would put it out of it's misery right away. Maybe make up for any episodes that were truly bad, and then just let it go.
Chelsea

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« Reply #21 on: 03-30-2004 22:12 »
« Last Edit on: 03-30-2004 22:12 »

FOREVER!!

But, if I'm being logical, I'll go with the majority and say 4 or 5. The first run was too short by about a half, so putting 2 + 2 together, 4 or 5 more would be perfect.
zoidyzoid

Professor
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« Reply #22 on: 03-30-2004 23:24 »

 
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
  I'm not talking about having David and Matt completely out of the picture, I'm talking about situation like season three and four of the Simpsons. Matt and David would still be involved in the show's development and the writing meetings, they just wouldn't be the show runners who approve the episodes themselves.   

I see, fair enough. I'm not familiar with what happened with The Simpsons, so that's why I misinterperated your suggestion.
Ranadok

Starship Captain
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« Reply #23 on: 03-31-2004 01:56 »

I think four more seasons would be about right... then perhaps a movie trilogy... and a Futurama: The Next Generation spinoff, then a theme park, then some new video games, then a #1 album... then... FRY'S FACE ADDED TO MT. RUSHMORE!  And some novels. Seriously, though. Four years, then perhaps a movie or three would be perfect. Enough so you feel like you have enough, but not so much that there is a big chance it will get ruined.

Although the ideas of official Futurama novels intrigues me... those would be cool.
bish

Starship Captain
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« Reply #24 on: 03-31-2004 05:47 »

keep it going as long as it stays fresh and good
missBender

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« Reply #25 on: 03-31-2004 06:09 »
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I chose five although indefinately seems a good choice! I could never get bored of watching Futurama!!
I would probably have to wait for the boxsets though because I dont have sky!!   cry
boxie

Bending Unit
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« Reply #26 on: 03-31-2004 07:17 »

I'm gonna go for the unpopular vote... no more episodes.

I think the ending of the last season was well handled and I'm not sure any more episodes would do it any justice. I mean, how disappointed would you be if it came back but just wasn't as good any more?
M0le

Space Pope
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« Reply #27 on: 03-31-2004 07:32 »

2 seasons I feel would be ideal. Enough time to finish off the love story without the plots wearing thin.
tom123

Starship Captain
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« Reply #28 on: 03-31-2004 08:37 »

I just want to be able to get them all on DVD
PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #29 on: 03-31-2004 08:39 »

 
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Originally posted by M0le:
2 seasons I feel would be ideal. Enough time to finish off the love story without the plots wearing thin.

That brings up an interesting point.  If the show came back, how long should the UST between Fry and Leela go on for, and should the show end when it's resolved?

SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #30 on: 03-31-2004 09:07 »

It is something that should be reserved right 'till the end. Once relationhips like that are resolved in TV shows, a lot of the fun goes out of them (witness: Frasier). It's still a good source of stories, and perhaps the main driving force of the series.
Venus

Urban Legend
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« Reply #31 on: 03-31-2004 11:04 »

To be honest, i would have liked to have actually seen them together for a while. For like a season or so. I really don't believe having them get together would kill the show. Besides having the ust go on and on and on does more damage than good. Look at the X-Files.
I´mMyOwnGrandpa

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« Reply #32 on: 03-31-2004 11:13 »
« Last Edit on: 03-31-2004 11:13 »

Until every last drop of creative thought has been squeezed out of Matt Groening and crew!

And then one more year.   eek
missBender

Bending Unit
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« Reply #33 on: 03-31-2004 12:10 »

second!!

Bushmeister

Professor
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« Reply #34 on: 03-31-2004 12:31 »

Four more seasons sounds like a reasonable amount.
Zeep

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #35 on: 03-31-2004 12:55 »

3 more seasons. we want it to go as long as possible, but if it stayed on too long, it would get boring, and bad. writers can't keep coming up with new ideas every week, you know!
El Scorcho

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« Reply #36 on: 03-31-2004 15:10 »

4 - 6 more seasons, but it would really depend on how they evolved the storyline, and how fresh the stories remained. Possibly more.

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Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #37 on: 03-31-2004 15:24 »

Yeah, I agree with El Scorcho. It's hard to tell how the quality would alter as the seasons went on and how long it would take for the show to reach shark-jumping territories, so I couldn't really say I wanted a specific number of seasons.
TheLampIncident

Urban Legend
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« Reply #38 on: 03-31-2004 15:41 »

I would be content with just a 4ACV19 so they could end with an episode that didn't suck. I like this show's cult status.
Digital Dragon

Bending Unit
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« Reply #39 on: 03-31-2004 15:46 »

Two or three more seasons, enough to reveal the things the crew always wanted to and round it of with a spectacular feature length finale.
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