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El Scorcho

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« Reply #40 on: 04-02-2004 07:38 »

Why not, Its not as if I've got anything better to do, and if doing this can help, it would be almost criminal not to.

Let's build quiet armies friends, let's march on their glass towers, let's build fallen cathedrals, and make impractical plans
Beamer

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« Reply #41 on: 04-02-2004 08:04 »

We'd need to set an official date though, so people from overseas can send their letters a few days earlier. Do you guys in the U.S. have a postal service on the weekend? Because if mail only gets delivered on weekdays there (like it does here), we could all send it near the end of the previous week, so the letters all arrive early the next week.

If not, it doesn't matter - I'm just pitching suggestions and asking questions. If we want to pull this off correctly, we'd need to go over every possibility.
Col. Klink

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« Reply #42 on: 04-02-2004 08:09 »

If It didnt work last time what makes you think it will this time?
missBender

Bending Unit
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« Reply #43 on: 04-02-2004 11:55 »

As Fry once said:

    "If something is hopeless then you just have to hope even harder!"

Or something like that   big grin
sheep555

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« Reply #44 on: 04-02-2004 12:44 »

FYI (because I'm with Col. Klink on this one), if you really want to get noticed send every letter recorded delivery (so somebody has to sign for it)...
bish

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« Reply #45 on: 04-02-2004 14:09 »

 
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Originally posted by SlackJawedMoron:
Okay, I'll round up all the tradesmen and bankers I know, and you guys can fetch the businessmen and sports fans.   tongue

and ill bring the beer...
Digital Dragon

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« Reply #46 on: 04-02-2004 14:43 »
« Last Edit on: 11-17-2011 15:48 by [-mArc-] »

Minor typos/grammatical errors corrected for your convenience:

To whom it may concern,
In August 2003 your fine network aired the last episode in season 5 of a show called Futurama. It has recently come to my attention that this was the final episode to enter production, and the series has been cancelled. I believe that this was a grave mistake, not only from the point of view of the show’s fans but also from a marketing point of view.

First off, if one was to go over the Nielsen ratings for the show while it was on the Fox Network, a trend can be seen to have developed. The rating for the second season premiere, "A Flight To Remember" on Sunday, September 22, 1999 was 7.3, higher than the Fox Network's average prime-time rating of 6.0 for the week of March 22 to March 28, 2004. Futurama continued to draw a larger audience than the Fox Network's current average prime time rating for new episodes until February 26, 2000 when the episode titled "Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?" drew a 4.2 rating. Notice that this was the first week that the show was placed in the 7:00 Eastern time slot, rather than the 8:30 time-slot that season 2 premiered in. Had Futurama been left in the 8:30 Eastern time-slot it would have continued to draw ratings in the 6-8 range. This would have allowed the Fox Network to set higher rates for advertisers, which would have been more profitable for Fox and it's shareholders.

Ratings however, are not everything. It is well known that Futurama is a more expensive show to produce than other Fox hits such as "Malcolm In The Middle", and "That '70s Show", but one also has to look at the situation from a marketability standpoint. Futurama being at it's core very adventure oriented show <either &#8220;a very adventure orientated show&#8221; or &#8220;very adventure oriented&#8221; would be suitable here> has much more marketability in the lucrative video game&#8217;s market. Recent studies show that 45 million American homes own a video game system, which creates a massive market for Fox Interactive to sell well-developed Futurama video games into. Besides video games, Futurama action figures have increased marketability over action figures based on non-animated Fox properties. Much like "The Simpsons" Futurama features outlandish colorful characters which are likely to appeal to children. If a well distributed line of Futurama action figures were released it may prove to be a profitable venture for Fox and its share holders.

Finally, if more seasons of Futurama were produced Fox Home Entertainment could also profit through DVD sales. Data from various sources indicates that Futurama Season DVD sets sell fairly well as it is, but if the series had the increased exposure of being aired on the Fox Network on a regular basis the DVDs would have the potential to sell much better.

These points show the endeavor of bringing an established show like Futurama back to network television, can prove to be very profitable to the Fox network.
Best Regards

User_names_suck
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« Reply #47 on: 04-02-2004 14:45 »

Why dont people in The U.K e-mail it to someone in the U.S who could print them and Post it themselves.
missBender

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« Reply #48 on: 04-02-2004 15:02 »
« Last Edit on: 04-02-2004 15:02 »

Yeah but wouldnt it be more effective to email it to someone in the US and get them to mail it AND send a letter from the UK?!

  flirt
Dark_Lite

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« Reply #49 on: 04-02-2004 15:08 »

"it's shareholders" should be "its shareholders."

Mhmm.
Digital Dragon

Bending Unit
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« Reply #50 on: 04-02-2004 15:23 »

Meh, must have missed that one.
Jeffbot

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« Reply #51 on: 04-02-2004 16:25 »

I'd like to send a letter as well.  What address to I send it to??

I'm in a bad mood...understand?
- Rhinox
Dark_Lite

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« Reply #52 on: 04-02-2004 16:32 »

I'll probably participate in this too. Once the letter and website get finalized and such, give me an address an I'm off!

J spadr&#367;lg spadr&#367;turat
Yinger36

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« Reply #53 on: 04-02-2004 17:32 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer: Do you guys in the U.S. have a postal service on the weekend? Because if mail only gets delivered on weekdays there (like it does here), we could all send it near the end of the previous week, so the letters all arrive early the next week.

We do hvae mail delivery here on weekends, but only on Saturday.  Anyhow, having all the letters come at different times...say... whithin a week, might not be so bad.  A daily influx of many many letters is sure to turn some heads.
Digital Dragon

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« Reply #54 on: 04-02-2004 17:34 »

I agree, the closer they are together the more likely Fox will assume it's a few individuals.
newhook_1

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« Reply #55 on: 04-03-2004 02:25 »
« Last Edit on: 04-03-2004 02:25 »

Website 1.0 up. Very crappy at the moment, just the basic info and layout. It should have a huge update sometime tomorrow, and yes there will be more than just one page, and the frame on the side will serve a purpose. I'm tired now, I'll fix the grammer etc tomorrow. So in other words stay tuned for tommorow, for a massive update which will hopfully un-crapify the site.

Thanks for the grammer edits Digital Dragon!    smile

Ozor Mox

Starship Captain
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« Reply #56 on: 04-03-2004 16:07 »

I'm in. We owe it to Futurama not to give up!
KVA

Bending Unit
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« Reply #57 on: 04-04-2004 02:33 »

I'm in too.
SoloFlyer

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« Reply #58 on: 04-07-2004 01:48 »

Just Tell me when and where

Simon Says: Save FUTURAMA!
Futurama Letter Campaign | Futurama Petition
KAH

Bending Unit
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« Reply #59 on: 04-07-2004 19:55 »

Someone give me an address to write to so I can hand write thousands of letters on scented pink paper!
Nasty Pasty

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #60 on: 04-07-2004 22:40 »

Scented?! You are a sick person KAH! lol
newhook_1

Urban Legend
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« Reply #61 on: 04-09-2004 00:55 »
« Last Edit on: 04-09-2004 00:55 »

Still working on the site overhaul, but if you want to sign up for the campaign,or help in any other way, read the FAQ on the site : http://www.futuramalettercampaign.tk
Don't mean to be anal or anything but this needs to be organized if there's going to be any chance of it working at all, so you need to send an email the the adress in the FAQ on the site : http://www.futuramalettercampaign.tk  so I can make up the master list of email adresses, give people the details when they're all hammered out, and notify people when the sending date is determined. 7-12 people said they were signing up for it in this thread, and so far I've only gotton 3-4 emails.


Furthermore, you can help by adding a link to the site in your sigs on other message boards, or putting a link up on your homepage (if you have one).
Yinger36

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« Reply #62 on: 04-09-2004 02:14 »

 
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
 7-12 people said they were signing up for it in this thread, and so far I've only gotton 3-4 emails.


Newhook...I believe the problem is with your email hyperlink on your site.  If my HTML knowlege doen't fail me, I believe you need to get rid of the two frontslashes before the email address.  It should only be "mailto:______" insted of "mailto://_____".
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #63 on: 04-09-2004 08:38 »

To make myself feel like I'm 'doing my bit', I've put up links to the two current 'save futurama' threads and the relevant websites at my site.

DrJohnZ

Starship Captain
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« Reply #64 on: 04-09-2004 09:48 »

BRAVO! well put, key facts, and you were polite to the network too (great way to grab attention)
I'm in!
Venus

Urban Legend
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« Reply #65 on: 04-09-2004 10:15 »

 
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
 7-12 people said they were signing up for it in this thread, and so far I've only gotton 3-4 emails.

i tried to sign up but then the email was returned cause the email address wasn't recognised.
Preacherbot

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« Reply #66 on: 04-09-2004 11:20 »

Good Work newhook, I'm in

It's just like Michael Moore says if you want to appeal to any corporation always mention how doing what you want them to do will help them make more money
Birdbot

Bending Unit
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« Reply #67 on: 04-09-2004 11:38 »

Yinger's right, it should be <a href=mailto:lettercampaign2004@yahoo.com>.
 
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Originally posted by Venus:
 i tried to sign up but then the email was returned cause the email address wasn't recognised.
Did you just click the email address on the site? If so, just copy the email address from the site, or click it and get rid of the //
newhook_1

Urban Legend
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« Reply #68 on: 04-09-2004 12:22 »
« Last Edit on: 04-09-2004 12:22 »

Sure, blame the guy who used faulty HTML.   roll eyes  tongue
Anyways, it be fixed now.
zoidyzoid

Professor
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« Reply #69 on: 04-18-2004 06:14 »

*Bump*

This seemed too worthy to be relegated to page 3...
KVA

Bending Unit
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« Reply #70 on: 04-18-2004 06:16 »

I send my letter several days ago but I got no answer. Is that thing working?
newhook_1

Urban Legend
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« Reply #71 on: 04-18-2004 12:57 »

What the email adress? Don't worry it's working.
There aren't really enough participants to do much yet, so it's not looking good. The plan is for the first newsletter to go out after about 50 people sign up. Right now there are about 15 signed up.  frown
KAH

Bending Unit
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« Reply #72 on: 04-19-2004 03:34 »

Hmm I suppose i'll have to try again
KVA

Bending Unit
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« Reply #73 on: 04-19-2004 05:35 »

And I'll try one more time. Third time's a charm.
Alliteration

Starship Captain
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« Reply #74 on: 04-19-2004 18:31 »

I'm in!

Just tell me when and where.
Lrrr_2004
Starship Captain
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« Reply #75 on: 04-19-2004 18:57 »

The Petition has well over 5,000 signatures, and that hasn't done any good, what do you expect to do?
Ekarderif

Bending Unit
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« Reply #76 on: 04-19-2004 19:24 »

Unlike an online petition, this will no doubt harass Fox studios with piles of paper. If we can get 5000+ papers to fly into their studios, I do believe they'll do something about it, unlike one petition with 5000+ signatures.
Lrrr_2004
Starship Captain
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« Reply #77 on: 04-19-2004 19:50 »

true true, but I doubt 5000 people will write and mail something to someone.
tom123

Starship Captain
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« Reply #78 on: 04-19-2004 20:12 »

I will definately make a letter too. I mean, I will try anything to (maybe) bring Futurama back. It is worth a try.
futuramaguy752

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« Reply #79 on: 04-19-2004 20:14 »

Very good on the letter. Good facts too.
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Bring back Futurama!
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