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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

Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #40 on: 03-31-2004 16:07 »

yeah thats sounds about right. A Big Ending and a trilogy of movies like Groening wants.
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« Reply #41 on: 03-31-2004 16:21 »

nothing more, it's fine the way it is.
ratm9200

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« Reply #42 on: 03-31-2004 17:00 »

I want the show to last forever.  While it is of corse going to decline it can last many years.  Simpsons is dying because they did...well...everthing.  Futurama is in the future where anything and everthing is possible. SO while simpsons got boring futuram could live forever. 

Many things could be done to help it keep its pazazz.  As long as you keep hiring writers then new minds with new ideas would keep coming.  Sure, There would be a season now and then where none of the writers could come up with good ideas but then next year different writers could make the best season ever.

Wow i really rambled on there.  If you took the time to read it I apologize for wasting your time
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #43 on: 03-31-2004 17:30 »

Oh give over. You call that a ramble? I could ramble you under the table if the topic called for it.  tongue
Lurrr

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« Reply #44 on: 03-31-2004 17:31 »

Maybe an extra season or two, but no more than that. Futurama was already in a decline in the fourth season and unless the writers really outdid themselves I think it would have continued to decline. I wouldn't want to see Futurama have a lingering death like a certain other show.

However, movies may allow a fresh take on the show which could be good. I'd definitely like to see what they could do with Futurama on film.
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« Reply #45 on: 03-31-2004 20:16 »

I say continue how ever they want to, since we know we can depend on them. They won't make it worse, and they can only make it better.

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« Reply #46 on: 03-31-2004 20:26 »

I'd like to see 3-4 more seasons and a movie or two. Else we could try for 5-6 seasons and no movie. Lots of questions left unanswered.
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« Reply #47 on: 04-03-2004 17:54 »

Right after I posted this, I wondered if it was too much to put an option for six more seasons, but that turned out to be a popular choice, though right now "indefinitely" is beating it (which is also surprising).

I disagree that the show was going downhill in its last season (and anyone who says so could be a Fox agent), but I don't think Futurama should run for six or more additional seasons.  The Simpsons started going bad well before its tenth season, and I wouldn't want the same thing to happen to Futurama, and have the show become self-parody or have useless changes made to characters.

If the show does come back, maybe it would be better if, before they make anything, they were to annouce a certain number of episodes or seasons and say they'll end it after that, though afterwards they could have occasional special episodes.

All of the ongoing storylines were resolved in the fourth season (though some of Nibbler's comments in "The Why of Fry" raised new questions), so it feels like they have less to aim for, though I guess they can think of something, but they better not have Fry and Leela have kids or 'reveal' Hermes is a robot or stuff like that.
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« Reply #48 on: 04-03-2004 18:14 »

In a way, I think that Futurama was going simultaneously uphill and downhill in its last season. Season 4 contained some of the best episodes but it also contained some of the worst. The plots and characters in general were improving but the level of quality gags and comic lines had decreased.

It's hard to tell where it would've ended up in a 5th season...but were they to start up again, they would've had time to develop ideas.
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« Reply #49 on: 04-03-2004 23:14 »

I think four seasons and some movies.
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« Reply #50 on: 04-04-2004 05:01 »

Indef. Or until they stop voluntarily. Then we hook 'em up to some computers and get them to do another 4 seasons.
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« Reply #51 on: 04-04-2004 05:38 »

some more episode and series would be rather good. but as someone said maybe not as long as the simpsons
KVA

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« Reply #52 on: 04-04-2004 06:00 »

I think, two seasons would be enough. All Simpsons after 300 th episode were,  in my opinion, boring. And Futurama movie is a great idea.
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« Reply #53 on: 04-04-2004 10:06 »

I think one or two seasons, i found most of season 4 weaker than the previous ones and i couldnt honeslt see it becoming better. Like the simpsons, the show just got cruder and ruder and was on the verge of becoming unfunny.
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« Reply #54 on: 04-04-2004 11:09 »

For as long as possible, because even if the later seasons turned crap like the Simpsons I would still force myself to be a fan just like it already is with the Simpsons fans.
Probably.
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« Reply #55 on: 04-04-2004 14:11 »

yeah, i would say that even if the episodes did suck, i would still be a fan. Thats what its all aboot, sticking by a show you love through thick and thin.
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« Reply #56 on: 04-04-2004 20:33 »

Yup. But maybe a movie special, it would be cool to see an hour and a half of Futurama.
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« Reply #57 on: 04-04-2004 20:47 »

It should've gone for as long as it remained entertaining.  I'd say 3-4 more seasons had it continued.

However, now that its cancelled and would have to be "brought back" I'm not sure how much of a gamble it would be to bring it back.  It might not be the same.  So I would say I'd be more interested in a movie or three instead to finish it up.
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« Reply #58 on: 04-04-2004 21:41 »

Ditto
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« Reply #59 on: 04-04-2004 22:16 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
  So I would say I'd be more interested in a movie or three instead to finish it up.

I agree with you in saying that there should be a movie. But not just a movie. I'd like to see new episodes too b/c there are just some things that an episode can have over a movie and i think that there cant just be a movie, that it needs episodes to back it up.

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« Reply #60 on: 04-04-2004 23:16 »
« Last Edit on: 04-04-2004 23:16 »

Three more seasons. I find that most shows start to dip in quality after the seventh season ends-- The X-Files (quality dipped after Without), The Simpsons (quality dipped after Homerpalooza, and I won't event comment on Season 13 onward)-- with the only exception being M*A*S*H. Yarr.

"Futurama was already in a decline in the fourth season and unless the writers really outdid themselves I think it would have continued to decline."

I disagree-- S4 is definately my favourite-- 'The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings', 'The Why of Fry', 'Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles', 'Jurassic Bark', 'Three Hundred Big Boys', 'The Sting' and 'Crimes of the Hot'-- I think they could have kept it up for at least another three years.
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« Reply #61 on: 04-04-2004 23:48 »

 
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Originally posted by TrustCam, as an example of the 'quality' of season 4:
Three Hundred Big Boys

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« Reply #62 on: 04-04-2004 23:50 »

Three Hundred Big Boys wasn't that bad of an episode, it at least had a payoff at the end of it all.
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« Reply #63 on: 04-04-2004 23:56 »

Yeah, that's just my personal opinion, that 300 Big Boys was shithouse  tongue
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« Reply #64 on: 04-05-2004 02:58 »

I'd want it to be on for as long as Star Trek has made an impact on pop culture.  David X. Cohen said he'd loved for Futurama to be like Star Trek in terms of its impact on pop culture.  I'd keep Futurama alive for a long time.  TV show, Movies, comics, cds, video games.  Give it what FOX didn't. 
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« Reply #65 on: 04-05-2004 12:38 »

If it went on indefinitely the quality would decrease exponentially.

In terms of impact, the fact that Futurama can spawn so many fans and groups and websites on so few seasons is testiment to its quality. It has certainly made its mark on modern pop-culture. I'm sure someone will back me up more eloquently on this one.
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« Reply #66 on: 04-05-2004 12:40 »

in my ever wise and probably irrelevant opinion...

im happy with the way futurama ended. of course i hate that it was cancelled... but at least it hasnt become like the simpsons, as so many other people have pointed out.

season 4 had some amazing episodes, and some less amazing ones, but thats the norm with most shows.

if there was to be any more futurama, id say make a movie. one movie, just to finish it off. go out with a spectacular bang. rather than die a horrible death.  smile

but as i said, devils hands rounded it off very nicely for me.
boxie

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« Reply #67 on: 04-05-2004 12:51 »

I couldn't agree more, the series was rounded off nicely...
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« Reply #68 on: 04-05-2004 14:34 »

I think a solid ten seasons total would be good.  Maybe allow a contest where fans can send in a script for an episode they'd like to see, or maybe they could just get an idea from a script sent in.

Futurama hasn't been on in a little while so i'm sure they've come up with ideas in that time, and i've always said (to myself) that Futurama has potential, don't underestimate Futurama.  They might make a few bad episodes, but they make even more great ones.

Do they still produce Futurama comics, and who has the rights to that?
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« Reply #69 on: 04-05-2004 15:21 »

 
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Originally posted by Lrrr_2004:
I think a solid ten seasons total would be good.  Maybe allow a contest where fans can send in a script for an episode they'd like to see, or maybe they could just get an idea from a script sent in.

Good god, no.  no no

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« Reply #70 on: 04-05-2004 15:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Lrrr_2004:
I think a solid ten seasons total would be good.  Maybe allow a contest where fans can send in a script for an episode they'd like to see, or maybe they could just get an idea from a script sent in.

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« Reply #71 on: 04-05-2004 15:47 »

I think if the quality keeps up, I would like to go for as long as it could.

The thing with the Simpsons is the fact that they are just an abonormal family. abnormal family shows had already been done before the Simpsons time and they are still being done today, and like many other shows have discovered, there is only so much you can do with a abnormal family and so the simpsons has ran pretty dry.

However Futurama is in a world of it's own and the plots of the episodes are ,pretty much, limitless. There fore I feel it could still runfor quite some time and not get boring.   smile

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« Reply #72 on: 04-05-2004 17:00 »

I agree. Welcome KIKIX.
Heavenly Stench

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« Reply #73 on: 04-05-2004 17:03 »

but at least being cancelled stops them making shite like Less Than Hero
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #74 on: 04-05-2004 17:06 »

Well, if nothing else can be said about your opinion HS, it's different.  wink
Heavenly Stench

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« Reply #75 on: 04-05-2004 17:09 »

Sorry for being harsh. But in my own opinion, the show seemed to be turning into a 'gross-out-for-laughs' by season 4, which is what the simpsons has become. I am sad that the show is no longer being made, but at the same time content that it stopped while it was still on top.
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« Reply #76 on: 04-05-2004 18:08 »

I think another 4 would do well. as long as it doesnt start to get crappy. but no movies! that is something i dont want,(this is a bad example, but) who actually saw all 13 or 14 "land before time"'s or all 13 or 14 "nightmare on elm street" flicks.
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« Reply #77 on: 04-05-2004 18:17 »
« Last Edit on: 04-05-2004 18:17 »

I liked 'Less Than Hero'. But I like superheroes, so that kind of makes sense.

 
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Season 4 contained some of the best episodes but it also contained some of the worst. The plots and characters in general were improving but the level of quality gags and comic lines had decreased.

This comment I agree whole-heartedly with. The trouble with S4 is that it kept the shippers nice and happy with all the ongoing plotlines being resolved, and lots of stuff about Fry and Leela, but just wasn't funny enough for me. In no episode was this shown better than in TDHAIP, which was a real letdown for me. While the writers round off the story between Fry and Leela very nicely (I would be happy with it as a series ender) they sort of forgot about putting any jokes in. Or any that were really funny.

 
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However Futurama is in a world of it's own and the plots of the episodes are ,pretty much, limitless. There fore I feel it could still runfor quite some time and not get boring.

I don't think so. Star Trek has been going for the past thirty years but they are running out of ideas for quite some time. Viewing Futurama as a fan and writer of my own material, I would rather not continue extending the show only for it to get progressively worse. I'd rather have a short series of great episodes rather than lots of mixed quality episodes.

 
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who actually saw all 13 or 14 "land before time"'s or all 13 or 14 "nightmare on elm street" flicks.

If you actually chose to watch all of them then you are obviously mentally unbalanced and cannot contribute logically to this topic   tongue
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« Reply #78 on: 04-05-2004 18:52 »

 
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Originally posted by Heavenly Stench:
Sorry for being harsh. But in my own opinion, the show seemed to be turning into a 'gross-out-for-laughs' by season 4, which is what the simpsons has become. I am sad that the show is no longer being made, but at the same time content that it stopped while it was still on top.


you could at least have cited Bend her and Spanish fry as examples. but no you pick Less than hero in which I dont recall any crude gross out jokes. and in fact those two episodes dont have any gross out either, they have some lowbrow jokes but gross out humour in my defenition is very crude visual jokes.


I dont think season 4 was a decline, I just think it was very inconsistent, in fact so was season 3 but they produced 4 more episodes so that helped.
Even in terms of humour I think it was better than 1 and 2.
You know it kind of bothers me that people will happen to not like a couple of episodes and use that to argue that it was a sign of decline.
If it did get renewed the gap could have actually be of a benefit to the show because they'd get to bring in some less burned out writers with fresh ideas.
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« Reply #79 on: 04-05-2004 19:53 »

i agree with you user_names_suck, i believe that Season 4 was not a decline, only that it did have some bad episodes that threw off the greatness of what i think ae the best in the series (Sting, Why of Fry, TDHAIPT, Parabox, Love and Rocket etc)
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