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EspanolBot

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« on: 01-06-2004 03:38 »

 What FOx is doing is not good business pactice. Cancelling shows because they don't understand them will cost them. Even if reality shows are easier (and cheaper) to produce they can't  mercandise them like they did in the Simpsons and Buffy. Also when they released Futurama they didn't promote it as much as the Simpsons, for example, so it wouldn't have had a very large audience.
 So if FOX wanted to make money from Futurama they could have damn well have done a lot better at advertising it and they have lost out on the money from merchanising and comics etc.
 Mr. Groening shall be stuck forever in the dreaded Simpons and his planned rock and roll parody shall probalby fail for the same reason. Damn the capitalist sewer monkeys of the FOX Network.
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #1 on: 01-06-2004 06:48 »

Eh, you say that but I reckon as long as a disturbing amount of people continue to enjoy lowest common denominator throwaway shows with little originality and thought provocation, FOX will live.  roll eyes
EspanolBot

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« Reply #2 on: 01-06-2004 09:01 »

Damn
Col. Klink

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« Reply #3 on: 01-06-2004 10:05 »

With that damn title you went and got me all excited.

Mouse is right, And besides Futurama wasnt the sort of show that Appealed to the mainstream population.
Hell, thats why I liked it.
User_names_suck
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« Reply #4 on: 01-06-2004 14:03 »

But it sort of does appeal to a mainstream public.
but you have to question If it does it enough to warrant the huge budget they get. But it is odd because even if you dont get many jokes, there's space scenery, spaceships and lasers surley thats going to be intresting enough
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #5 on: 01-06-2004 14:46 »
« Last Edit on: 01-06-2004 14:46 »

Exactly, there's something for everyone in Futurama. Except old people - "Fun for all the family (except Grandma and Grandpa.)"
Nurdbot

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« Reply #6 on: 01-06-2004 14:53 »

I agree with you, comrade and FOX will eventually fall.

Sadly, I thought FOX was actually going to fall.

But Rupert Murdoch CAN'T live forever!

Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #7 on: 01-06-2004 15:32 »

No, which is why he's training up his Mini Murdochs to take over when he finally croaks in 40 years time. Rupert may die but his lack of spirit will live on!  mad
Nurdbot

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« Reply #8 on: 01-06-2004 15:34 »

Note to self: Make Murders of Tycoon's legal.
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #9 on: 01-06-2004 16:47 »

Search button.
Do we really need a fresh iHate FOX thread?
EspanolBot

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« Reply #10 on: 01-07-2004 03:35 »

Yes.
EspanolBot

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« Reply #11 on: 01-07-2004 03:43 »

 Think about it though, all FOX's programmes of the fantasy/ science fiction/ horror vein seemed to be cancelled or folded up in the years 2002-2003. Buffy, X-Files, Dark Angel, Futurama... And even such a material as LXG they messed up with their 'business.'
Archie2K

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« Reply #12 on: 01-07-2004 10:53 »

Everyone predicts the death of reality TV within the next 2 or 3 years. I'm surprised it has taken this long, but each time a song is released from one of the music reality things it gets less and less attention. The last Big Brother here was a flop and eventually I think people will get bored with them.

Then hopefully FOX will curl up and die.
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« Reply #13 on: 01-07-2004 13:40 »

I think its established that Fox makes bad decisons, I wan't aware about scheduling in america, but I recently bought the simpsons s2 dvd, and they talk a Lot about how fox decided to move it to compete with the cosby show which could have killed it, but simpsons was good enough to stand its ground fortunatley
THM

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« Reply #14 on: 01-07-2004 19:34 »

Well, yes it did, but how many years ago was that, now? The show as it was then isn't the show as it is now. Still, I guess if it can still rake in the cash, FOX'll keep it around - no matter how crappy it becomes.  frown
Col. Klink

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« Reply #15 on: 01-07-2004 23:15 »

We are talking about corporate Strategy here. CORPORATE.

There are two things that could happen.
1. The Evil execs make mucho money from Reality TV. Then when it no longer becomes profitable they steal it all and run off ripping off a bunch of retired Pensioners for good measure

or
2. They take the profits they made from whoring to the lowest common denominator and restructure the network to a new flavour of the month, and continue to do this until TV becomes obsolete.

Knowing how evil fox is I would say option 1 is the most likely. However When you think about it option 2 makes a lot more sense. So I fear that will be the Ultimate outcome.

Fox Will live!!  evil laugh
bankrupt

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« Reply #16 on: 01-07-2004 23:26 »

Unfortunately, fux has all the sporting contracts to help keep them going despite their other TV shows.  Reality shows are still strong which is good for crappy fox.  Enough idiots still like that crap to make whatever Survivor that's on now number one in the TV rankings.  Fox can keep rolling out reality shows and get a return on them.
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