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SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« on: 07-22-2011 14:45 »

I am wondering, are there any famous people/voice talents you would like to appear in Futurama?  Remember to specify whether you want them to appear as themselves as a head in a jar, or you would like them to voice a one off character.   You can also say people who are no longer with us, but wish to say how awesome they would have been if they had appeared.

So to get the ball rolling:

Heads in a jar:
Tim Burton  (not sure why, but I think him making an appearance would be interesting.)

Guest Voices:
Tara Strong (the lady of a thousand voices, naturally)
Jennifer Tilly (I absolutely love her voice.  I can imagine her voicing a fembot character like Angelyne.)

No longer with us:
Phil Hartman (we love you Billy West, but Phil would have been amazing as Zapp.)
Eartha Kitt (I think its an absolute tragedy Eartha Kitt didn't appear in Futurama.  She would have been fantastic as a supervillain, I think.  I can imagine her playing some alien cat or a spider queen.  Even just voicing a minor character like Fluffers would have been highly memorable.)


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« Reply #1 on: 07-22-2011 18:22 »

JACK BLACK FTW. I really don't mind what he plays, just get him in there. big grin
SpaceMaN

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« Reply #2 on: 07-22-2011 19:32 »

That explains so much.

I wouldn't mind Mel Brooks doing something.
I always wondered if they asked David Letterman to do a robot voice for HumorBot 5.0.
Zubans

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« Reply #3 on: 07-22-2011 20:53 »

I want David Herman's voice back.  None of his characters sound even remotely like they used to.

Also, I want Bender's old voice back.  Calculon sounds pretty good but his voice has changed some.
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« Reply #4 on: 07-22-2011 21:23 »

Maurice Lamarche and Phil Lamar's characters sound pretty good but David Herman's characters are being done by someone else.  John Dimaggio's voice has changed a lot over the last ten years - and even from the movies.
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« Reply #5 on: 07-22-2011 22:24 »

Zubans, do not double post, there is an edit button on each one of your posts. wink
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« Reply #6 on: 07-22-2011 23:07 »

Micheal J Fox would be perfect on futurama because he sound sorta like Billy West and I would easily be amused at the possible jokes between him and Billy.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #7 on: 07-23-2011 01:04 »

I'd quite like Kari Wahlgren to voice a character, but thats because I absolutely love her voice.  I worry its a bit too similar to Leela's though (strong but feminine)
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« Reply #8 on: 07-23-2011 04:55 »

They should just have Kari Wahlgren replace Peg Bundy as the voice of Leela.  Then she can add cyclops to the list of mythical creatures that she's voiced along with witch, vampire, mermaid, and headless horsemanmotorcyclist.

I'm kidding.  Sort of.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #9 on: 07-23-2011 05:01 »

They should just have Kari Wahlgren replace Peg Bundy as the voice of Leela.  Then she can add cyclops to the list of mythical creatures that she's voiced along with witch, vampire, mermaid, and headless horsemanmotorcyclist.

I'm kidding.  Sort of.

They couldn't replace Leela's voice, but I have to admit, I am beginning to wonder what it would be like if Kari Wahlgren voiced her now. 

Or maybe Leela and Karin from Shadow Hearts Covenant should just hang out.  I can see them getting along together very well.
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« Reply #10 on: 08-08-2011 20:55 »

The following wish is as likely as me winning the lottery, but:

I would really like to have Alcazar's Voice re-recorded by Ed O'Neil  wink
futurefreak

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« Reply #11 on: 08-08-2011 21:02 »

Patrick Stewart!!
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #12 on: 08-11-2011 19:50 »

I remember that someone suggested Patrick Stewart as another DOOP Captain, but a more popular and legitimate one than Zapp, so as to cause some rivalry, in a similar thread to this one. Frankly, I love the idea.

I'd also love to hear Tim Curry, Anthony Head, Alan Rickman, David Bowie or Bill Murray on the show. The latter two, preferably as themselves in some form, the former three as original characters of some sort.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #13 on: 08-11-2011 21:30 »

Tim Curry would be fantastic.  That we can all agree.

I also would love Jennifer Tilly to make an apparance.  Her voice is liquid sex.
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« Reply #14 on: 08-11-2011 22:13 »

JACK BLACK. AGAIN.

Robert Downey Jr. would be clool. big grin
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« Reply #15 on: 08-12-2011 03:16 »

Morgan Freeman!
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« Reply #16 on: 08-12-2011 03:58 »

I remember that someone suggested Patrick Stewart as another DOOP Captain, but a more popular and legitimate one than Zapp, so as to cause some rivalry, in a similar thread to this one. Frankly, I love the idea.

I'd also love to hear Tim Curry, Anthony Head, Alan Rickman, David Bowie or Bill Murray on the show. The latter two, preferably as themselves in some form, the former three as original characters of some sort.
David Bowie and Bill Murray would be excellent as rival leaders of nerd cults.

Tim Curry as Frank N Furter would be awesome.
Maurice Lamarche and Phil Lamar's characters sound pretty good but David Herman's characters are being done by someone else. 

Why does he still appear in the credits then, genius?
David A

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« Reply #17 on: 08-12-2011 07:10 »

Has Clancy Brown ever been in an episode?  If not, he should be in one, if for no other reason than to support my claim that he's in pretty much everything.
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« Reply #18 on: 08-12-2011 07:13 »

ME!   tongue
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #19 on: 08-12-2011 18:30 »
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I don't think he'd want to be Frank N Furter.  Almost four decades of having batshit loco fangirls going through your garbage and sending you their knickers in the post will do that to someone.   And let's not forget he's spent the rest of his career trying to distance himself from the character, because its overshadowed his long and varied roles as an actor.   I mean it would be fantastic, (like visiting the planet Transsexual), but its obvious that he highly resents being typecasted as a single character.
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« Reply #20 on: 08-13-2011 01:20 »

I think to most people of my generation, he'll always be Nigel Thornberry.
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« Reply #21 on: 08-13-2011 10:27 »

I remember that someone suggested Patrick Stewart as another DOOP Captain, but a more popular and legitimate one than Zapp, so as to cause some rivalry, in a similar thread to this one. Frankly, I love the idea.
Hey, I think that was me! I remember now!
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #22 on: 08-23-2011 15:39 »

Actually I want Arleen Sorkin in the show now.  Futurama could always do with an evili alien harlequin in the show.  Like Harley Quinn or Harle from Chrono Cross. 

Only with a considerably more inventive name of course.
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« Reply #23 on: 08-23-2011 15:42 »

Heads in a jar:
Tim Burton  (not sure why, but I think him making an appearance would be interesting.)

Sure could be, as long as there's no Helena Bonham Carter or Johnny Depp involved as well. I'm tired of seeing those three involved in everything together, it's highly suspicious I tell you, highly! shifty...

SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #24 on: 08-23-2011 15:49 »

Heads in a jar:
Tim Burton  (not sure why, but I think him making an appearance would be interesting.)

Sure could be, as long as there's no Helena Bonham Carter or Johnny Depp involved as well. I'm tired of seeing those three involved in everything together, it's highly suspicious I tell you, highly! shifty...



Johnny Depp is Tim's mistress, and probably the mother of his child.  It reminds me of that Harry Partridge where Johnny Depp must escape Burton Land or forever be known as...
Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

Still, I would love Helena Bonham Carter to turn up in a future episode (just in a different one to Tim.)  She is a fantastic actress.  If they ever visit London, I woudl like to see her voice a character (I think her corpse bride voice is incredibly charming and expressive.) 

Just not with Tim.  They are not one hermaphroditic one unit creature, dammit.   Unless it turns out that's the joke, or all three are glove puppets operatated by one gelatinous blob with multiple personalities.
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« Reply #25 on: 08-23-2011 16:50 »

Yeah, I'd love Helena Bonham Carter to grace the show with her presence.

And I just heard the news that Bryan Cranston is going to appear in The Simpsons. If only it was Futurama instead. He has a great, fairly unique voice and he's a fantastic actor and I love him.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #26 on: 08-23-2011 16:58 »

Yeah, I'd love Helena Bonham Carter to grace the show with her presence.

And I just heard the news that Bryan Cranston is going to appear in The Simpsons. If only it was Futurama instead. He has a great, fairly unique voice and he's a fantastic actor and I love him.

Ugh, is there ever a Simpsons nowadays that DOESN'T have a celebrity guest?  I swear every other Simpsons has some big name guest star (and they are almost always pointless cameos.)  Futurama employs its guests much better.  Sigourney Weaver as a female Hal  personality to the ship?  Bea Arthur as a misandrist supercomputor?  Brilliant.  
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« Reply #27 on: 08-23-2011 20:03 »

I think it's quite rare for a Simpsons episode to only have 1 guest star these days -they usually start their episodes at some sort of convention that gives them an excuse to shoehorn countless people that can't act into the show for one line or two, followed by the big guest star of the episode.
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« Reply #28 on: 08-23-2011 20:37 »
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They are not one hermaphroditic one unit creature, dammit.   Unless it turns out that's the joke, or all three are glove puppets operatated by one gelatinous blob with multiple personalities.

That just might be the only acceptable way for them all to appear in one episode. Whatever reason it is though, it shouldn't just be because they're one hermaphroditic creature as you say (aaah the mental images!)...

I will agree that Helena Bonham Carter did a great voice for Corpse Bride. Yes, if they go to London then maybe, however then again no! I wouldn't want them to go to London after having seen more than enough piss-poor English stereotypes in All The Presidents Heads no no...
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #29 on: 08-25-2011 02:39 »
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Maybe Turnip, but it feels like every other episode has some "special guest star".  Often they have guest star value packs, where they do cram as many as they can into one ep, like you say (the one with Simon Cowell and Ellen Degeneres springs to mind and the one with Mick Jagger)

I was coming with some more ideas for the London episode I want to write one day.  One thing I wanted to do was have the Queen of England be a dead ringer for Servalan (the villain from Blake's 7), and have her voiced by Helena Bonham Carter.  I also want her to have an evil nanny/right hand woman, who I want voiced by the lovely Joanna Lumley.   It wouldn't be so bad if they went to London, if they had a British writer on board (like moi), and had a full cast of British voice talent: Joanna Lumley and HBC are a good start, but I wouldn't mind seeing Ben Whishaw and Jane Horricks too.

Or the Servalan character could be done by Joanna, and HBC could voice a sweet, innocent character with her Corpse Bride voice.  She hasn't played that sort of character for a while, its mostly mad eyed banshees and sociopathic mommy dearest types nowadays, so she might enjoy going back to her roots.

One line they really should include in the London episode: "I'm surprised!  There's actually more then two accents in England!"

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« Reply #30 on: 09-04-2011 22:26 »

Well if they ever bring back Morgan Proctor I defiantly want Nora Dunn to do the voice. I think Sam Elliot would be good if that had a stereotypical grizzled western character at some point.
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« Reply #31 on: 09-05-2011 02:16 »

Kate Mulgrew, playing Zapp Brannigan's superior.
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