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HawkingHole4001

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« on: 04-26-2003 21:09 »

Should we start making them? I mean, for the people who can't get Season 2 in at least 5 months and Season 3 when Robot Hell Freezes over... Sorry, I ment REAL Hell*. Should we do transcripts?


*In the Hell Is Other Robots deleted scene Fry says that Robot Hell freezes from November (I think) to March.

I like "Weird Al" Yankovic.
Yay.
Grim

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« Reply #1 on: 04-26-2003 21:29 »

If we did that on here and fox found out they wouldnt be too happy...

why buy the DVDs when u can get all the extra info off the web, if people REALLY want the DVDs now order them from britain!
El Zilcho

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« Reply #2 on: 04-26-2003 22:10 »
« Last Edit on: 04-26-2003 22:10 »

Are the britain DVDs at all different than the US ones?
SQFreak

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« Reply #3 on: 04-26-2003 22:43 »

El Zilcho:
In content? No.

DVDs from Europe are region-coded to DVD Region 2, while the U.S. is in Region 1. In addition, the UK uses the PAL colo(u)r system, while the U.S. uses the NTSC color system.

Stick a UK DVD in your generic US DVD player/drive and you'll get a Wrong region code error. You can, however, buy Region-Free DVD players with built-in PAL-to-NTSC converters. I don't know of any off-hand, but I'm sure someone could point you in the right direction.

Grim: We already have full transcripts of the episodes! What would be the harm in transcribing the commentary? That's a hell of a lot less copyrighted than the scripts, considering it's not scripted. The real draw of the DVDs is being able to watch the episodes in excellent quality - even those you forgot to tape. The commentary is really only interesting to hardcore fans - in other words, PEELers.

But, let's take a consensus.
Anarchist

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« Reply #4 on: 04-26-2003 23:44 »

It would be nice to see those commentaries, although it IS a bit risky. If it's done, it should be done on a temporary "dummy" site that nobody would miss if it got shut down.
SQFreak

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« Reply #5 on: 04-27-2003 00:03 »

Well, TNP hasn't gotten shut down, what about that site? If the Webmaster would agree...
Anarchist

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« Reply #6 on: 04-27-2003 00:14 »

I was thinking more along the lines of taking 10 minutes to create a Tripod account and uploading a fewof HTML pages (containing the commentaries) and logo that says "FUTURAMA" on it.
Grim

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« Reply #7 on: 04-27-2003 09:43 »

Wouldnt hardcore fans just buy the DVDs?
Anarchist

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« Reply #8 on: 04-27-2003 10:43 »

Of course they would. The trouble is, some of us are broke students who can't afford to spend $200+ on a deregionalized DVD player and will have to wait forever for the DVDs since they live in the US.
aslate

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« Reply #9 on: 04-27-2003 11:51 »

There are some DVD transcripts on The Neutral Planet

But i don't think there are any commentary transcripts.
SamuelXDiamond

Rectum Favourist
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« Reply #10 on: 04-27-2003 14:03 »

The commentaries on S2 have subtitles (not sure about S1), so there's likely to be some sort of FOX legal mumbo about the text being copyrighted. I could be wrong.

Oh, and the subtitles are crappy anyway, missing a lot of the subtleties of the banter. But it'd be an easy way to transcribe them, no?

*Subtleties _and_ subtitles in the same sentence? that hurts my brain*
sheep555

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« Reply #11 on: 04-27-2003 14:09 »

S1 don't have subtitles for the commentaries, so now you know...
SQFreak

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« Reply #12 on: 04-27-2003 18:10 »

SamuelXDiamond: They do?!? How do you access the subtitles for the S2 commentaries?
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #13 on: 04-27-2003 19:04 »

For some unfathomable reason, MVC sold me a copy of S2 which defaults to giving me Italian subtitles everytime I insert a disc. So, I have to correct it "in-flight" whenever I forget to do so from the menu.

Pressing the subtitle button on my remote brings up a list of 8 different subtitle options. Number 6 is the subbed english AC.

7 is the commentary in French, 8 is in Italian!

There may be an easier way to get them BUT I LIKE THIS WAY
SQFreak

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« Reply #14 on: 04-27-2003 19:40 »

Yes, it does work. How shockingly shocking.
I'm currently trying to extract the subtitles and slap them into a text file and post it on my Website. Stay tuned for updates.
getak2003

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« Reply #15 on: 04-27-2003 20:06 »

i have dont it!!!!!

only i have the most recent posts in all catagories that relate to futurama!!!

YES!!!!
SQFreak

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« Reply #16 on: 04-27-2003 20:52 »
« Last Edit on: 04-27-2003 20:52 »

I've done 2ACV01 - I Second That Emotion. (From the subtitles.) Season 1 will take a lot more work, but everyone has that by now!   smile

Okay, on a Tripod site, as suggested:
 http://angrydome.tripod.com

What do you think?

If anyone cares, I'd be glad to post my procedures.

EDIT: Oh, and if anyone wants the raw subtitles (not the HTML-ized version) in whatever format, let me know, either by posting or by e-mail!
Anarchist

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« Reply #17 on: 04-27-2003 22:45 »

Nice work, SQFreak, thanks! Greatly appreciated!
aslate

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« Reply #18 on: 04-27-2003 22:48 »

Would help if they were also as a transcript and not one that's a subtitles too.
Grim

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« Reply #19 on: 04-28-2003 04:56 »
« Last Edit on: 04-28-2003 04:56 »

 
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Originally posted by Anarchist:
Of course they would. The trouble is, some of us are broke students who can't afford to spend $200+ on a deregionalized DVD player and will have to wait forever for the DVDs since they live in the US.

u can pick up a region unlockable DVD drive for $40US or less, slap it in your PC and bingo. Also people will region hack your existing DVD machine for cheap enough
Anarchist

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« Reply #20 on: 04-28-2003 07:21 »

Oh. I didn't know that. I'll be sure to invest in that when I get some cash together. (I wasn't kidding when I said 'broke'.)
SQFreak

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« Reply #21 on: 04-28-2003 07:27 »

Anarchist: If you've got a DVD drive in your computer, check out http://www.firmware.fr.st
They might have some RPC-1 firmware. They did for my DVD drive and for my laptop's DVD drive.

Aslate: Any ideas on how I can strip the stuff we don't want?
Smitty

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« Reply #22 on: 07-03-2003 15:50 »
« Last Edit on: 07-03-2003 15:50 »

Is this site still going? I was thinking of doing a transcript of the alternate RTEW commentary to pad out the featurettes section at TNP but if someone has already done it then obviously I don't want overlapping content.
SQFreak

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« Reply #23 on: 07-03-2003 16:46 »

No, I just did that one. You can do the rest.

You can use mine if you want.
Smitty

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« Reply #24 on: 07-03-2003 16:49 »

No I don't really plan to do all of them, just the alternate one and I'll probably do the writing one for Jurassic Bark when season 4 is out.
reverend

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« Reply #25 on: 07-11-2003 06:43 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Anarchist:
Of course they would. The trouble is, some of us are broke students who can't afford to spend $200+ on a deregionalized DVD player and will have to wait forever for the DVDs since they live in the US.

I saw a mutli-region player for 59 on Amazon. Still not nothing but pretty good value!

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