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payndz

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« on: 09-28-2001 10:38 »
« Last Edit on: 09-28-2001 10:38 by [-mArc-] »

Just saw this on TrekWeb...

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4th season spoilers
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Could be good - or it could be awful if handled wrong. However, I have faith in Futurama's writers (even after 'The Cryonic Woman')


EDITED: added spoiler tags, thanks for the info payndz
Lucas

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« Reply #1 on: 09-28-2001 12:56 »
« Last Edit on: 09-28-2001 12:56 »

Interesting... I wanna see new eps... Fox should treat Futurama better, don't you think?  roll eyes
Mark

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« Reply #2 on: 09-28-2001 13:29 »

Absoluteley.
Fox treat Futurama and Family Guy as the pure S**t.
But they treat The Simpsons good.
Thats not fair
FishyJoe

Honorary German
Urban Legend
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« Reply #3 on: 09-28-2001 17:10 »
« Last Edit on: 09-28-2001 17:10 »

I don't know about this one...

Rachel_D

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« Reply #4 on: 09-28-2001 18:17 »



Sarge

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« Reply #5 on: 09-29-2001 14:50 »

I saw some of the storyboards for that show & it's one of the funniest episodes of the season. But the Fox lawyers are really slowing up production because they're scared of...well...everything.
Teral

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« Reply #6 on: 09-30-2001 00:09 »

Well, that's just the thing we need, lawyers who's afraid of something going wrong.


If the storu about the lawyers is gonna be correct I fear it's gonna be just like the "Nitpickers Guides" by Nick Farrell.

Yeah, I know I'm druink.

Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
Sarge

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« Reply #7 on: 09-30-2001 01:53 »

Ooooo! How'd you get that funny thing above the 'A'?

Fox doesn't want to get in any 'tiff' with Paramount Studios or UPN. So everything (even the V-shaped communication patches on the crews' shirts) are being re-designed & discussed before animation models are finalized. That's a major delay problem.
Teral

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« Reply #8 on: 09-30-2001 01:56 »
« Last Edit on: 09-30-2001 01:56 »

 
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Originally posted by Sarge:
Ooooo! How'd you get that funny thing above the 'A'?   


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Sarge

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« Reply #9 on: 09-30-2001 02:10 »

mmmmmmmm.......danish........ ..
bart182

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« Reply #10 on: 09-30-2001 02:23 »

At first the ep sounded a little.... ify... but now it seems cool.    big grin

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Sarge

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« Reply #11 on: 09-30-2001 02:46 »
« Last Edit on: 09-30-2001 02:46 »

It's a very funny episode as of now. I hope they don't change it too much.   wink Plus, you gotta be a true Trekkie to really enjoy all the episode references.
Teral

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« Reply #12 on: 09-30-2001 02:48 »

Then I'm definetely gonna LOVE it.
Slimchandi

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« Reply #13 on: 09-30-2001 03:04 »

Some people probably won't get it though, like all the film references in the Simpsons that I don't get. Im not a huge fan of (insert series aformentioned here) but I might get a few things about it. Still...
VelourFog

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« Reply #14 on: 09-30-2001 18:38 »

Sarge

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« Reply #15 on: 09-30-2001 22:41 »

No it doesn't. It's just a different style. It's not as sharp-witted, but they do have a few great gags once in a while. 'Death' humping his girlfriend in the back seat of his car had me in stitches.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #16 on: 10-01-2001 14:11 »

Hey Sarge, why is it that the storys & jokes get changed so much & why is it often for the worse? I know it's not your fault but I thought you might know, if your still here that is.
Rachel_D

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« Reply #17 on: 10-01-2001 17:25 »

 
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Sarge

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« Reply #18 on: 10-02-2001 02:39 »
« Last Edit on: 10-02-2001 02:39 »

"why is it that the storys & jokes get changed so much & why is it often for the worse?"

They can get changed for a lot of reasons. The biggest reason is time. Most shows end up over 22.5 minutes when they are 'final timed' on the X-sheets. You can't lose the 'story-line', so you gotta lose a joke or 10. Another reason is because sometimes the writers & producers don't laugh at a joke during the animatic or 1st color meetings, even though they laughed till their throats were bleeding during the table read...Therefore, it's not funny. <(This one makes me vomit in terror.) Another reason would be that the head honcho is in a really pissed-off mood because some idiot scratched his yacht, & laughs at nothing at all that day, so obviously some changes gotta be made. Another reason would be that another friend (aka multi-millionaire exec) thought of the cutest little thing his 2-year-old Gavin said yesterday & he thinks it would be really neat if it was in that current Simpson or Futurama episode, thereby deleting several otherwise perfectly good gags. Another reason is that the guest star whom the entire script was written around has mysteriously backed out on the deal, or never agreed to it in the first place. Trust me, there's lots of reasons. Some make sense...but most defy logic.
M. Proctor

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« Reply #19 on: 10-02-2001 07:21 »
« Last Edit on: 10-02-2001 07:21 »

CrazySpaceChic

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« Reply #20 on: 10-02-2001 14:52 »

You wouldn't think that if you'd seen it.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #21 on: 10-02-2001 15:09 »

Thanks sarge for the enlightening reply.
Chump

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« Reply #22 on: 10-02-2001 15:14 »

FishyJoe

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« Reply #23 on: 10-02-2001 17:05 »

 
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By Sarge
Another reason would be that another friend (aka multi-millionaire exec) thought of the cutest little thing his 2-year-old Gavin said yesterday & he thinks it would be really neat if it was in that current Simpson or Futurama episode, thereby deleting several otherwise perfectly good gags.

Haha, that is awesome. Can you give us any specific examples of executive-type kiddie jokes that were forced into the final airing?
Sarge

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« Reply #24 on: 10-02-2001 22:44 »

I wish I could, but I can't. I never heard any specifics myself, just the general ideas from directors, etc. It's pretty rare something that awkward happens on the shows. But that kind of 'kissing-up' goes on all over Hollywood.
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