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KAH

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« on: 07-17-2004 03:06 »
« Last Edit on: 07-17-2004 03:06 »

This concerns issues in both the Anchovy thread and the "sad news" thread so I didn't know where to put it. I recently emailed David X to get some rumors cleared up as well as ask a few general questions....and he actually responded, woohoo! Here's his email (he put in bits of my emailto him and responded):

Hello, Chelsea!  Sorry for the delay in responding.  I only check this e-mail once in a while, and respond to a few random messages as time permits.  You got lucky!


Recently there's been a fairly big campaign involving writing letters to Gail Berman and other high up people as well as a sillier, more fun, campaign in which Angry Norwegian Anchovy tins will be sent to Fox's PO Box. This movement, loveingly called Anchovies For Fry or AFF, is planned to happen around august 10th.


It can't fail!


The thing is, we always thought it was the network standing in the way of new episodes. We recently heard from someone who worked at Fox that the network was interested in buying more episodes and that because The Simpsons will be ending soon Matt demanded the 8:00 timeslot but they wouldn't give it to him and that was that. Matt wouldn't accept 7:00 again. Obviously 7:00 isn't when the show should be on but aren't new episodes worth more than that? Is there more to it than that? Is there any truth to this at all?


No.


What about a movie? Any information at all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.


We'd love to make a movie as well as new episodes of the show.  The only problem I know of is finding someone to pay for them!

Good luck with the anchovy campaign.  May the Angry Norwegian smile upon you.  Or frown... whichever is better.

Yours,

- DXC

Cool huh? Sorry if I'm a little incoherent, I have a crush on David and I'm pretty giddy right now. Also I've never started a thread before so sorry if it's crap.    smile

EDIT: woah, I didn't see the end of the sad news thread before opening this one, well, call me a n00b.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #1 on: 07-17-2004 03:11 »

I think you made a relevant email inquiry there, and Sir Cohen's a good man for responding. What I was saying in the other thread is that I don't like fryfanspyOrama's general idea of "I'm going to email him to tell him what a genius he is". I mean, sure Futurama's great, and DXC adds a lot of the show's wit to it, but is that really necessary? If you started a thread about that on PEEL, it would be closed, deemed as spam(or also likely redirected to another thread). Besides, he's only human, it's not like he's immortal. No different from you or me.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #2 on: 07-17-2004 03:18 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:No different from you or me.

 When was the last time any of us was an executive producer of a popular TV Show?  wink For him and Matt to create a show that touched the hearts of millions of fans across the world, that is a stroke of genius.  It is something we all have in common.
M0le

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« Reply #3 on: 07-17-2004 03:28 »

Personally I think any hope for Futurama to return lies in the fans. It's unlikely FOX will somehow let them make a new one and it would make sense for fans with time on their hands to at least attempt to make a series. There's some decent ideas circulating 'round the net and we at PEEL have the master script-writer JBERGES:
 http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/Futurama/4-000788-5/
There's dozens of people who can make some great Futurama art using mostly scanarts, but it could probably be transfered to look like a new episode. The only problem would be voices, though.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #4 on: 07-17-2004 03:55 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
  When was the last time any of us was an executive producer of a popular TV Show?   wink For him and Matt to create a show that touched the hearts of millions of fans across the world, that is a stroke of genius.  It is something we all have in common.

Please don't tell me you're one of those people who puts famous people on a pedestal, like they're somehow superior to the human race. That's a way to REALLY piss me off, even more than how many threads you bump per day.
Idan_Aharoni

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« Reply #5 on: 07-17-2004 04:23 »

MOle, are you suggesting we should actually create new episodes? do you understand what you are suggesting? An average episode of Futurama costs ONE MILLION DOLLARS, involves an animation studio with a Korean branch to have many many animators work for scraps, a gazillion script re-writings during the production of the episodes and ofcourse includes the superior voice actors who make the jokes work and give life to the characters that we all love (and some of the PEELers are IN love).
With all do respect to all talented PEELers, and there are people here with ALOT of talents (but they are not as many as an army of low-paid Koreans), How would an episode with minimum animation, no sounds and voices, no 3D objects to make for the CGI, and no budget, would look like? One word - Eh.

Don't get me wrong. I think the same way, actually. I honestly believe that if FOX wouldn't continue our beloved show then its up to someone to carry it on. But making new full-length episodes which will be as good as the show itself is unrealistic at best. That is why the moment I've tried AGS (Adventure Game Studio) I've thought of making a Futurama adventure game. and then I actually went and started making it, thanks to the help of GermanFryFan and Alenacat, and hopefully now a few more people are joining... that is alot more realistic to make than a movie.

After we're complete, maybe using AGS we (PEELers) could make an episode-long cutscenes (with the help of some functions I've made), bringing the fanscript and scan-art together, and moving the whole thing closer for an actual episode.
Ozor Mox

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« Reply #6 on: 07-17-2004 06:15 »
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
 Please don't tell me you're one of those people who puts famous people on a pedestal, like they're somehow superior to the human race.

Exactly how I feel. I dislike celebrities for that reason alone.

On topic though, it's great to see that DXC is replying to emails! You wouldn't normally expect to get a reply.

SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #7 on: 07-17-2004 06:50 »

I must say that I admire your restraint, KAH. I've seen your DXC gushing posts...  smile

And while it is tempting for some of us to write to DXC et al. and tell them that you think they're absoultely marvelous, their ego probably doesn't need that much stroking.

And yes, if I saw the guy in real life, I would probably get all excited and forget to speak coherently. I think these people are that cool. But, y'know, gushing is really quite annoying (I've experienced this on a minor level in real life. I can't imagine what it would be like for someone who is admired by thousands.)

Oh well, since I'll never violate my own ethichs by writng that 50 + page long suck up letter now, I'd better cover my bases by putting something on this obscure thread that probably will never be read. I've got one word for any creators of Futurama that see this:

Awesome.
KAH

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« Reply #8 on: 07-17-2004 07:33 »

I didn't want to send him fanmail because if you abuse privliges like knowing his email address he'll stop reading them and when we have legitimate questions we will no longer be able to get through to him. Its pretty funny to see just how serious I took writing him. I wanted to sound proffessional and I think I did, if you read my whole email. I appreciate him writing back so both times I've done this I've written thank-you notes that I kept very short but are far less dignified. My heart was really pounding when I wrote it and said something like, "I bet Mike Judge doesn't answer his fans." That's probably pretty idiotic. In any case I really hope I'm not starting a trend here cause it'd be really great if we could keep our emailing him to a minimum so we can always get through to him if we need to. I dont plan on doing it again for quite a while. On the lighter side though, isn't he adorable?
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #9 on: 07-17-2004 07:42 »

Wise words. (Both the abuse of privilege thing and the adorable thing.)

Remember, people, DXC is very cool for taking the time to reply to legitimite questions. This also makes him a useful resource for us fans. Let's not repay him by spamming his E-Mail account to death. Just admire him in silent awe.

Incidently, doesn't he have just the cutest voice?  wink
KAH

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« Reply #10 on: 07-17-2004 07:43 »

Hmm I didnt see that other thread, better close this one huh?
Tweek

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« Reply #11 on: 07-17-2004 08:54 »

[KAH|packing] tweek, you can close my thread now

OK  smile

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