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Dorsal Axe

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« Reply #80 on: 01-04-2011 01:12 »

Out of interest, are the intro sequences still abridged?
winna

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« Reply #81 on: 01-06-2011 04:03 »

They seem to be as I recall; there aren't cartoons on the big video screen crash at the beginning, etc.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #82 on: 01-06-2011 19:02 »

Yes.  All but "Rebirth" and "That Darn Katz" - the first episode on each disc, as it were.
bankrupt

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« Reply #83 on: 01-10-2011 03:44 »

Those with the Blu-Ray version, is it worth the extra cash?  I just got a Blu-Ray player so I'm wondering if they did a good job with the HD transfer?
Binder

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« Reply #84 on: 01-12-2011 18:42 »

Those with the Blu-Ray version, is it worth the extra cash?  I just got a Blu-Ray player so I'm wondering if they did a good job with the HD transfer?

Absolutely! The transfer looks fantastic! Plus you don't get shafted on the box art like the last two movies were. If you have a blu player, go for the blu version.

Check out some screenshots here: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Futurama-Volume-5-Blu-ray/16742/#Screenshots

These two in particular look great:
http://images.blu-ray.com/reviews/3717_6_large.jpg
http://images.blu-ray.com/reviews/3717_3_large.jpg
Tedward

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« Reply #85 on: 06-04-2011 23:23 »

Bump!

The commentaries were amusing, as always (though I missed Ken Keeler). I did notice that, in the episodes where they recorded the commentary after the airdate, the writers were particularly defensive about all the things us dang fans were critical of (however, I liked that DXC admitted to how flippin' derivative the Land Titanic was; I just felt such vindication). They just do not seem to like us people out here in Internet Land...though I suppose I can't really blame 'em. We are some picky, picky nerdlingers 'round these parts.

Iíve only just now opened up my Volume 5 DVD set and listened to the commentaries (shocking, I know), but since the staff got defensive about the Internet reactions at certain points, Iím feeling rather defensive as well.

No, they donít mention PEEL specifically and there are other boards out there, nor do they call out anyone in particular (which is decent, I suppose), but at each mention of a reaction I remember seeing posts that could match the description. In the commentary for ďThat Darn Katz!Ē Claudia Katz says there was speculation on whether she factored into the episode in some way beyond producer, and you know, I remember that speculation! Billy Westís thoughts on obnoxious posters afterwards in that same commentary irked me since the example dialogue he gave wasnít even a great example of obnoxious behavior (though he did perform it in a profoundly obnoxious way). Completely denouncing an episode based on a teaser is silly, yes, but expressing concern that one might not like where an episode might be headed based on teaser material (and the tone of previous episodes) is not, nor is coming back later to praise the episode after seeing it (what, peopleís opinions canít be changed? Actually liking an episode is more obnoxious than hating it now?).

There did seem to be some people who just couldnít be pleased with anything in the new episodes and didnít seem to give them a chance and yes, that was sometimes frustrating to see (although maybe they truly found the show to be just too different since its return), but most of us had things we liked and things we didnít like, and as is to be expected, those things were rarely universal. The season so far has had both some brilliant moments and some really stupid or irritating ones, so I donít like that we should be derided (although at least itís not us but the entity they call ďThe Internet,Ē which is a much easier target) for expressing our opinions, especially if this is a place where they actually could (and apparently do) find a decent amount of feedback. Arenít most of us being picky not because we just want to destroy, but because we care?

And yes, Ken Keeler was missed. Is that true that he doesnít like commentaries? He seemed to be a great contributor to those in the original seasons.
Gorky

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« Reply #86 on: 06-13-2011 20:49 »
« Last Edit on: 06-13-2011 20:50 »

I totally agree with the annoyance, Tedward. I'm not saying the writers should be oh-so-gracious, since fan support brought the show back--but it stands to reason that they want to produce the best show possible and would therefore be receptive to criticism, at least when it is constructive. Like you say, there are posters who rag on every last thing about New And Improved Futurama, and perhaps they are a bit worthy of the writers' derision. But when fans are irked by, say, the murkiness of the Fry/Leela relationship (are they dating or not already, guys?), or the graceless callbacks to beloved episodes (those damn space bees in the Holiday Spectacular), it seems like the writers should recognize that those are perhaps areas that can be improved. It's not like I belong to PEEL because I think the writers will read my posts and see the errors of their ways--and I don't think fan service is always the right answer--but, shit, it wouldn't hurt DXC and company to consider the possibility that some of our dissatisfaction is justified.  

The great irony in all this is that, if the Futurama writers were not, you know, working in Hollywood, but were just plain ol' thirty-something white guys with a nerdy streak, they would be us. They'd be the nitpicky internet people whose dedication to a particular series happens to manifest itself as, you know, the occasional critique of that show's flaws.

And as far as Ken Keeler goes: He sometimes seemed a bit ornery on the commentaries, so it's possible he absolutely hated doing them. But he was perhaps the most enlightening commentator, besides DXC, so it really is a shame that he's no longer participating.
Aki

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« Reply #87 on: 06-15-2011 22:10 »

I finally got around to ordering the Volume 5 DVD from the States... Can't wait for it any longer! I pretty much watch all DVDs on the computer anyway, and I don't want the subtitles so that won't matter. Paid something like 20 bucks, so it was pretty cheap too. And ofcourse with US shipping I was told it will reach Sweden on July 15... frown
DannyJC13

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« Reply #88 on: 09-29-2011 20:37 »

Does anyone have images of the DVD menu, the DVD, not the Blu-Ray.

Or are they the same?
Binder

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« Reply #89 on: 10-21-2011 21:02 »

I don't have images, but I've seen the DVD menu and it's the same sort of design as the blu-ray but I think the buttons are top to bottom on the side instead or across the bottom.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #90 on: 10-21-2011 21:32 »

Doesn't matter now, ordered the Blu-Ray, but thanks anyway, I'm sure someone else in the future will find that information useful. big grin
DannyJC13

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« Reply #91 on: 11-19-2011 17:32 »
« Last Edit on: 11-19-2011 19:54 »

*BUMP*

SWEET. ZOMBIE. JESUS. PRE-ORDERING THIS RIGHT NOW.

*SQUEAL*

Guess this is sort of a way of making up for the long wait we had.... big grin

Also, I'm 99.9% sure he is wrong, take a look...

@DannyJC13 it should have all 26 episodes of season 6, dude, including Clamps episode!

@DannyJC13 not to get you excited, but I'm pretty sure all 26 are in the set and the marketing was screwed up to say only season 6A is in it

@DannyJC13 I will confirm this for you as early as Monday!

@DannyJC13 yep, I think the packaging is the big mistake by fox's marketing people. I'll check but I think you might be in luck.

PLEASE BE RIGHT.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #92 on: 11-19-2011 20:26 »
« Last Edit on: 11-19-2011 20:27 »

Holy fuck, a script for TLPJF? That really is a damn nice temptation, as is getting DVD and Blu-Ray in a double play set. If it was all 26 eps then I'll probably faint. Downside, thick box and I've already ran out of space for new DVD's/Blu-Ray's as it is. Upside, thick because it's all 26 eps? Hmm, we'll see...
DannyJC13

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« Reply #93 on: 11-19-2011 20:29 »
« Last Edit on: 11-19-2011 21:30 »

URGH WHY DOES THE 26TH HAVE TO BE SO FAR AWAY. cry

Upside, thick because it's all 26 eps? Hmm, we'll see...

Most likely to fit the shirt and script inside... wink but also frown
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #94 on: 11-20-2011 16:07 »

Holy shit, I hope this is true. Good job, Danny!
DannyJC13

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« Reply #95 on: 11-20-2011 18:25 »

Let's hope he responds ASAP. He said by tomorrow earliest. hmpf
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #96 on: 11-20-2011 22:54 »

I can't imagine Fox have messed up to the point of including the little sticker with "13 new episodes!" on the box... but a man can dream.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #97 on: 11-21-2011 00:12 »

Plus they only showed 6A on Sky... frown
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #98 on: 11-21-2011 12:15 »

Yeah, I doubt it thinking about it now. Maybe in the parallel universe where things actually make sense hmpf...
Quolnok

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« Reply #99 on: 11-21-2011 13:01 »

Well, I'm not sure about the UK, but Australia definitely is getting two separate sets. I've got Season 5 right here. "Season 6" will be out on the 21st of December.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #100 on: 11-21-2011 14:02 »

Wow, so not only is the UK a year behind the US, it's also a year behind Australia too hmpf...
Quolnok

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« Reply #101 on: 11-21-2011 22:49 »

Well, technically not a year. 5 came out on the 2nd of November, so we're less than two months ahead. We will have all of 6ACV before you get any though.
nacirema

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« Reply #102 on: 11-22-2011 04:01 »

thank you america.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #103 on: 11-22-2011 17:30 »

Well I was right, it's only 6A, 6ACV01 to 6ACV13. Oh well. frown
Beanoz4

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« Reply #104 on: 11-22-2011 17:55 »

frown Really pissed off
DannyJC13

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« Reply #105 on: 11-22-2011 17:58 »

I'm fine with it, I was 99.9% sure he was wrong from the start, why would they show 13 episodes but put 26 on the DVD/Blu-ray? And at least now we have 6A, and if they showed all 26 this year we'd have to wait until 2013 for Season 7, now we get 6B when 7A is on, 7A when 7B is on, etc. smile
DannyJC13

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« Reply #106 on: 11-29-2011 11:14 »

*bump*

So, I calculated from Rebirth airing in the US (24th June 2010) to the Season 6A DVD/Blu-ray being released in the UK (26 December 2011), it has taken 550 days for Futurama to properly return to the UK. mad
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #107 on: 11-29-2011 20:58 »

That is crazy, the Earth sure moved a lot in that time. To think, we got Season One on DVD first too...
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #108 on: 11-30-2011 04:16 »

Surely you should count from the first airing of 'Rebirth' in the USA till the first airing of 'Rebirth' in the UK or from the DVD release in the USA till the DVD release in the UK.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #109 on: 11-30-2011 20:55 »

Rebirth in US - 6A on DVD UK - 550 Days
Rebirth in US - 6A on DVD US - 180 Days
Rebirth in US - Rebirth in UK - 393 Days
nacirema

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« Reply #110 on: 12-01-2011 06:38 »

math, it works b!tches.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #111 on: 12-01-2011 23:10 »

Maths! mad...
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #112 on: 12-02-2011 16:24 »

Whilst you're waiting for the DVDs, here's something to keep you occupied.

The On Topic PEELie polls are now open. Voting may commence. Have fun!

Don't forget to vote for the most addicted to merchandise!
DannyJC13

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« Reply #113 on: 12-05-2011 22:43 »

Just a quick question, is there a 3D Models feature on the extras? That's my favourite extra... It isn't listed on the Infosphere though. hmpf
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #114 on: 12-06-2011 04:02 »

That's your favourite extra?
DannyJC13

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« Reply #115 on: 12-06-2011 17:36 »

Yeah and the commentaries and easter eggs and stuff... But mainly that one.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #116 on: 12-06-2011 18:22 »

The 3D models were a hoot to watch, spinning around hypnotically. I enjoyed them too! Especially when they showed a 3D model which didn't make the show!...
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #117 on: 12-06-2011 20:43 »

They're just something that's there to pad out the package to me... I mean, I don't dislike them, but compared to the commentaries and deleted scenes and 'documentaries' they just seem a bit... inconsequential.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #118 on: 12-06-2011 22:12 »

Cynical asshole...

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cyber_turnip

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« Reply #119 on: 12-07-2011 03:34 »

I just can't understand them being your favourite feature when the commentaries are so good! That's not cynicism, that's being positive about something else.
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