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M Jackson
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« Reply #600 on: 11-24-2003 14:13 »

Well, I was probably one on the first to pick it up this morning, but you didn't hear from me becasue I was busy watching. I've watched the commentaries for KGKUAN, Spanish Fry and The Devils Hands. Matt sound genuinally upset as the final credits role "Wait, this is the end, Oh man this can't be the end, no" He sounds like a kid who was having too much fun on the swings and now he has to come in for tea.
Anyway, the packaging is the best of the lot, and the menus are really well done. The deleted scenes i've watched are great too.
More later.
Juliet

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« Reply #601 on: 11-24-2003 15:58 »

so Guys do you know where I can find the Easter eggs?

davelipscombe

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« Reply #602 on: 11-24-2003 16:15 »

arg amazon posted mine this avo... (slooow)...

probs get it on wednesday, but ive got a law mock thursday, then work... so no watching till friday.  frown

hi by the way!  big grin
Bobby King

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« Reply #603 on: 11-24-2003 16:29 »

hi davelipscombe, PEELcome  smile
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #604 on: 11-24-2003 17:13 »

My DVD came through today, so I guess Amazon is just being choosy about who they torment.  wink

 That said, it's the perfect distraction from my college homework.  mad
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #605 on: 11-24-2003 17:48 »
« Last Edit on: 11-24-2003 17:48 »

Tell me about it, I have no idea how I'm gonna get any work done this week. I have trouble finding the motivation to do college work at the best of times, let alone now...
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #606 on: 11-24-2003 18:22 »
« Last Edit on: 11-24-2003 18:22 »

I'd just like to make a few comments about the episodes I've watched today.

 KGKUAN is probably the most wasted potential ever in a Futurama episode with what I personally thought was a great idea reduced to uninspiring pap by a total lack of conviction, and Bend Her displayed how John DiMaggio's camp tendencies are much, much more digestible in small doses.   puke

 However, the 11 episodes that these two atrocities bookend are amongst the best body of work that Futurama has ever done, and to me suggested that the cancellation of the show came just as the Futurama writers had hit their real creative potential.

 Which is bloody typical.   mad
PCC Fred

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« Reply #607 on: 11-24-2003 18:37 »

I still think Season 3 was the best.  It had the best F&L episodes (Parasites Lost, Time Keeps on Slippin'), the best A&K episode in Amazon Women in the Mood, possibly the best Bender episode in Godfellas, along with The Day the Earth Stood Stupid, all time classic Luck of the Fryrish, and Roswell That Ends Well, which is about to win the Fall Madness contest!

Sadly, all a lot of so-called fans do is bitch about the season's one godawful episode (That's Lobstertainment!), and then go on about how bad Season 3 was!

Honestly, there's no pleasing some people...  no no
CyberKnight

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« Reply #608 on: 11-24-2003 18:43 »
« Last Edit on: 11-24-2003 18:43 »

Well, after a marathon session, I watched all 18 episodes, with commentary, in order, back to back.

I've still got the additional JB commentary to listen to, and the easter eggs, though, which makes me happy   smile, but no more episodes, which makes me sad.   frown

And I think people give a lot of Futurama's "Worst" episodes too much stick. If I were to rank them with percentage, there'd probably only be about 20% difference between top and bottom. Even "The Cryonic Woman" didn't make me do one thing some of the worst episodes from other series (including The Simpsons) did, and that's to physically make me cringe.

And no episode has got me mad, unlike a certain Star Trek series finale.   wink

I know I talk down "The Sting", "Farnsworth Parabox", among others, but I still love them. To be perfectly honest, there is not a single one of the 72 episodes I would throw out if the alternative was fewer episodes.

Anyway, the S4 set is IMO the best yet (in terms of packaging and features). One slightly annoying thing is the WNFHGB commentary where the talking stops for about 5 minutes towards the end, but it's nothing huge (especially considering how brilliant I find that episode   wink).

Great set : Well-deserving of an A.

EDIT: By the way, I just "reclaimed" 3GB of space off my drive.  wink
Mouse On Venus

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« Reply #609 on: 11-24-2003 19:13 »

Well, Bend Her came close to making me cringe. I barely laughed once after Bender's sex change. KGKUAN did make me cringe though, when Zoidberg inexplicably decided to cry like a baby.  no no

 To be honest though, I think that when Seasons 3 and 4 have so many excellent episodes in their arsenal, you can forgive them for allowing a few stinkers through. As Bart once said "Well, even the best of us has the occasional accident."  smile
User_names_suck
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« Reply #610 on: 11-24-2003 19:47 »

i though KGKUAN was a really funny but underated episode.
i didn't have any problems with bend her, i think thats some good voice acting to just layer the feminie quality the benders voice.

i really think season 4 was by far the best
aslate

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« Reply #611 on: 11-24-2003 19:55 »

I have a doctor's appointment on Thursday, and it's timing means that although short, it takes long enough to get to school that i turn around and come home by the time i get there, so i get the day off! Here i come Futurama DVDs.
TheFryMan

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« Reply #612 on: 11-24-2003 20:03 »

this has nothing to do with this but will the futurama dvds play on the xbox game system?!
User_names_suck
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« Reply #613 on: 11-24-2003 20:08 »
« Last Edit on: 11-24-2003 20:08 »

they go on a ps2, i dont know if x box plays dvd's
Grim

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« Reply #614 on: 11-25-2003 02:41 »

Yes they will play on an Xbox, but xboxes are restricted to their region, unless you get them chipped (like mine)
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #615 on: 11-25-2003 02:43 »

Yes, Xboxes play DVDs. Hence, they will play the Futurama DVDs. Assuming you have a PAL Xbox of course.
Zaer

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« Reply #616 on: 11-25-2003 06:04 »
« Last Edit on: 11-25-2003 06:04 »

There might be problem with some dvds on Xbox and Ps2 though, http://dvd.ign.com/articles/315/315957p1.html = The Dvd Incompability list
Thoth

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« Reply #617 on: 11-25-2003 07:08 »

Yeah, i run all my DVD's on my PS2 and a few episodes on all the DVD sets can't be red or start to skip, but it ussually fixes it self after awhile.
But it's only like 2 episodes per set that cause problems in the begining.
Picking my S4 up tommorw, guess i'll haveto wait and see how that one runs...
Tornado

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« Reply #618 on: 11-25-2003 07:24 »

How do I unlock the Table read on the last disc?
Tweek

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« Reply #619 on: 11-25-2003 10:23 »

<h1>Series 4 Easter Egg</h1>

Alien language easter egg, somebody else can post a translation  tongue

I don't know if there are any more, I found that on disc 4.
SixByNine
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« Reply #620 on: 11-25-2003 11:50 »
« Last Edit on: 11-25-2003 11:50 »

     
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Originally posted by Tweek:
Alien language easter egg, somebody else can post a translation

you called...


Wow, that might be the last alien language left to translate...     cry

edited to remove extra capitalisation
User_names_suck
Professor
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« Reply #621 on: 11-25-2003 13:07 »

was that on the back of the miracle cream from less than hero ?
Osiris

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« Reply #622 on: 11-25-2003 13:57 »
« Last Edit on: 11-25-2003 13:57 »

Oops, wrong place. Ignore...
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #623 on: 11-25-2003 14:01 »

Thanx for the translation  cool

I just love being able to watch my Season 4 DVD's in production order, they way they were intended to be shown. Instead of the crapped up order Fox showed them in.
Juliet

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« Reply #624 on: 11-25-2003 14:28 »
« Last Edit on: 11-25-2003 14:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Tornado:
How do I unlock the Table read on the last disc?

on the last disk. go to the Devils hand menu and keep on pressing the up key till you can see the devils hand. Click on the hand and there you go.

futufan

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« Reply #625 on: 11-25-2003 17:02 »

No one's really mentioning the random dialogue bits that DXC mentioned a lot in interviews -- anyone want to comment on those? Have you guys heard them all?
CyberKnight

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« Reply #626 on: 11-25-2003 17:23 »

I've heard quite a few - it's nice how they worked in several episodes quotes from all seasons and not just S4.

The problem is, I'm so eager to get to the episodes I sometimes find the menus a bit slow.  wink

Anyway, just as an aside, I want to say thanks to you, futufan, for providing us with info for so long. It's been a real boon.  smile

Such a pity there's no DVD box sets left.  frown
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #627 on: 11-25-2003 18:25 »

I love the new audio dialogue additions. Zapp's are particuarly funny and cloolsome. Bender's comments about being too slow are really funny too. I was suprised Mom was used as one of the voices, seeing as she's a lot less major than many characters they didn't use. But I thought it was a nice touch, and it fitted, because it's like Mom's spying on Planet Express, to check out the competition. And Fry mooning her again, although the same as in 'Futurestocks', was class all the same! Zoidberg's audio was pretty good too. It's really refreshing and awesome to hear some last lines from the characters, after knowing the show's gone, nice touches, clool ideas!  cool
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #628 on: 11-26-2003 05:17 »
« Last Edit on: 11-26-2003 05:17 »

Yeah, thanks Futufan. You've come up with the goods time and time again. Just one question! If there was to be a Futurama movie, would you be able to tell us about the eventual DVD release?   big grin

Also, anyone found the Star Trek Panel Discussion yet? Had a look around the WNFHGB screen, but couldn't find any "hotspots"!
davelipscombe

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« Reply #629 on: 11-26-2003 06:28 »

stupid royal mail...  frown

*still waiting*
CyberKnight

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« Reply #630 on: 11-26-2003 07:59 »
« Last Edit on: 11-26-2003 07:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Kazzahdrane:
Also, anyone found the Star Trek Panel Discussion yet? Had a look around the WNFHGB screen, but couldn't find any "hotspots"!


mikey

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« Reply #631 on: 11-26-2003 08:03 »

Im getting mine soon, I got it cheaper too thanks to the all conquering australian dollar, which is now at 0.42 pounds
Tweek

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« Reply #632 on: 11-26-2003 10:06 »

I was rather surprised that they made a mistake on the commentary for Kif Gets Knocked up a Notch, they say that the part where the part where the Nimbus swallows the Planet Express ship is based on Moonraker, the way it is done is clearly based on You only Live Twice  tongue
FlasUrama

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« Reply #633 on: 11-26-2003 10:55 »
« Last Edit on: 11-26-2003 10:55 »

Im on the 3rd disk on audio commentires and im really enjoying them, i feel sad that this will be the last time we might hear David, listening to him was a pleasure   frown so on a final note to all other peelers that have not gotten their DVD yet, don't rush and watch it! for me watching the last episode kinda sadden me, but at least i own the dvd to watch over and over again,

Thank you Mat, David at all the cast members and all the people that worked on the show, it's been the best thing on TV for years. Good bye Futurama   frown
Vamsi

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« Reply #634 on: 11-26-2003 11:17 »

Has anyone listened to the additional commentary for Jurassic Bark yet? I won't be getting the DVDs till next week and I'm curious to know how it is.
CyberKnight

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« Reply #635 on: 11-26-2003 11:32 »

It's not bad, actually. Personally I prefer it over the animation commentary for Roswell, although a fair part of it could go over any episode.

But they're very animated in it (no pun intended  wink), and describe the writing process and their facilities, among other things.  wink
Vamsi

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« Reply #636 on: 11-26-2003 11:45 »

Thanks CyberKnight! Sounds like just what I was hoping for. As an aspiring writer, I'm looking forward to hearing about what went into writing such a great episode.
mc_nico

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« Reply #637 on: 11-26-2003 12:27 »

I just finished watching the DVDs, so i've finally seen all the episodes.

As everyone else has said, they are fantastic and the commentaries are as entertaining as ever, although not enough John Dimaggio for my liking.

The only criticism i've got (and its a timy one) is that a few of the commentaries get cut off by the fox fanfare (strangely appropraite); on the series 3 dvds a couple of commentaries spill over the episodes but they are allowed to finish.
bankrupt

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« Reply #638 on: 11-26-2003 13:43 »

On the audio commentary for "The Farnsworth Parabox", do they say anything about there being many universes in this episode while the Professor said there were only two in "I Dated a Robot"?  I'm interested to know how they explain this(at least I hope they discuss it).   I'm too impatient to wait for my DVDs!
mc_nico

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« Reply #639 on: 11-26-2003 14:08 »

Sorry to disappoint you bankrupt, but i dont think they mention it, they spend more time talking about how the universes are connected.

Surely at the time, in I dated a robot, there were only 2 universes, but the professor created a load more in The Farnsworth Parabox.
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