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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

nerdlingus

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« Reply #80 on: 04-06-2004 08:26 »
« Last Edit on: 04-06-2004 08:26 »

I agree, season 4 was the best season up to that point. I found that the series progressivly got better as it went on which was suddenly stopped when it was taken off the air.
Future episodes would have gotton better in my opinion but then, in my opinion they should bring the show back as 50min episodes so they could fit more story in.
And make it a 15 rated show too.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #81 on: 04-06-2004 14:32 »

50 minute episodes! BUNK! BUNK I SAY! But seriously, i just can't see Futurama made into 50/hour long episodes. I just dont think that they'd be as short and sweet as the 30 minute classics (i.e Sting, Roswell, Why of Fry)
Levitate_Me

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« Reply #82 on: 04-06-2004 15:06 »


Exactly by keeping the 30 mintue episodes(but rarely only 22 to 23 mintues of show content) they become classic and well structured and not just drawn out for time. Futurama works brillantly as a 30 mintue show, so why would you try to screw with the format.  More Futurama would be great but more Futurama were episodes were too long, would suck.
DrJohnZ

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« Reply #83 on: 04-06-2004 15:34 »
« Last Edit on: 04-06-2004 15:34 »

I only agree for 3 more seasons... we don't want Futurama to become something like the Simpsons.
3 more seasons, 30 minutes each, and the final eppisode be 1 hour long... and a GOOD ending, one that would give everyone ease that the searies has ended, and everything went the way it should have.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #84 on: 04-06-2004 16:19 »

 
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Originally posted by DrJohnZ:
I only agree for 3 more seasons... we don't want Futurama to become something like the Simpsons.
3 more seasons, 30 minutes each, and the final eppisode be 1 hour long... and a GOOD ending, one that would give everyone ease that the searies has ended, and everything went the way it should have.


Damn straight DrJohnZ! I'd hate to see another case of a great show (i.e Simpsons) drawn out SO long that it loses its comedy and edgyness.

Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #85 on: 04-06-2004 16:36 »

One thing to consider is that Futurama never really got to the point of having new show runners like The Simpsons did. Had Futurama gone on, who knows what would've happened on that front? 'coz DXC mentioned in an interview a while back that he would've wanted to retire to more of a back seat role for future seasons. Who would've executive produced the show then?
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #86 on: 04-06-2004 17:06 »

i guess they wouldve found someboady else to. Maybe someone from the simpsons
Mouse On Venus

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #87 on: 04-06-2004 17:36 »

Why not someone from Futurama?
David A

Urban Legend
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« Reply #88 on: 04-06-2004 17:55 »

I'd have put Billy West and John DiMaggio in charge of the show.  I bet they would've come up with some good ideas.
Mouse On Venus

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #89 on: 04-06-2004 17:59 »

Ooh, I dunno about that. But I'll tell you one thing, Spanish Fry would've been so much better if it was written by John DiMaggio and Rich Moore instead of Ron Weiner.
David A

Urban Legend
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« Reply #90 on: 04-06-2004 18:49 »

I meant to say "interesting ideas."  They wouldn't necessarily have been good ones.   tongue
SlackJawedMoron

Urban Legend
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« Reply #91 on: 04-06-2004 21:35 »
« Last Edit on: 04-06-2004 21:35 »

Just think... an entire episode of "BAUWM!"
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #92 on: 04-06-2004 22:43 »

 
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Originally posted by SlackJawedMoron:
Just think... an entire episode of "BAUWM!"

I'm absolutely overcome with anticipation..  red face

TheLampIncident

Urban Legend
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« Reply #93 on: 04-06-2004 23:12 »

I'd like to see an episode with a symphony of "Nobody cares! Nobody cares!" just like in the Luck of the Fryish commentary. That was great.
NoAPOlogies

Bending Unit
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« Reply #94 on: 04-06-2004 23:16 »

Its tough to say whether the last season was a sign of the show going downhill. Trying to base whether the show was going downhill after just 4 seasons is tough to prove. The show has had hit-or-miss episodes in season 3 as well (Parasites Lost vs. That's Lobstertainment).
M0le

Space Pope
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« Reply #95 on: 04-06-2004 23:20 »

I think another two seasons, maybe three at max of Futurama would have been ideal. Enough so there are still plot ideas to be used without becoming boring and repetitive.
Mouse On Venus

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #96 on: 04-07-2004 06:43 »

 
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Originally posted by SlackJawedMoron:
Just think... an entire episode of "BAUWM!"

Uh-oh!
Monk_K

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« Reply #97 on: 04-11-2004 05:34 »
« Last Edit on: 04-11-2004 05:34 »

I think Futurama is way better then the Simpsons, so why can't it run for just as long. Also there should be even more possible episode ideas for Futurama because its set in the future where just about anything can happen!
It'd be cool if Futurama could run forever. Or at least until the year 3000!

However, I do agree that the Simpsons when down hill in the final seasons, so maybe Futurama should only be kept going while the episodes are still fresh and original. Say at least 5 more Seasons.
d12drepmm

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« Reply #98 on: 04-11-2004 23:23 »

 
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
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.
 


I completly agree
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