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Venus

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« Reply #680 on: 11-29-2003 14:49 »

*Head explodes with happiness* Even if they never get to do it, just knowing that they want to is more than enough for me.
Kazzahdrane

Starship Captain
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« Reply #681 on: 11-29-2003 15:08 »

I just listened to that commentary this afternoon, I was like "Wow, they seem so sure about wanting to do that!"

Would be great to see Fry finally get the girl, he's one of the few heroes who really deserves it.
Venus

Urban Legend
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« Reply #682 on: 11-29-2003 15:27 »

*wistful sigh* it's all so romantic...I wish i could win the lottery so i could finance it myself.
Kazzahdrane

Starship Captain
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« Reply #683 on: 11-29-2003 17:20 »

You'd have to win a pretty big lottery!

Of course, I just realised that the US lottery is huge!
Venus

Urban Legend
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« Reply #684 on: 11-29-2003 17:26 »

Step 1. Marry Orlando Bloom
Step 2. Convert him into Futurama fandom
Step 3. Convince dear hubby to fund Futurama movie
Step 4. Happily ever after and stuff
Arachnid

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #685 on: 11-29-2003 17:43 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
Step 1. Marry Orlando Bloom
Step 2. Convert him into Futurama fandom
Step 3. Convince dear hubby to fund Futurama movie
Step 4. Happily ever after and stuff

Good luck with step 1 - I suspect it'll be the hardest by far  wink
On the other hand, he'll be in Wellington this week, if you'd like to send me enough for airfares I'll fly up and try and convince him  wink
User_names_suck
Professor
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« Reply #686 on: 11-29-2003 19:22 »
« Last Edit on: 11-29-2003 19:22 »

well they had talked about the possibility of doing a movie or triology

so perhaps one could be about getting fry and leela together another one could be continuing the fight with the nibblonians against the brains
and who knows what the other could be
maybe some kind of putting everything in its right place for the other charcters.

and of course after success of those movies, they'd probably get commison'd for another series once they've finished everyones stories
TheFryMan

Bending Unit
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« Reply #687 on: 11-29-2003 21:50 »

Got the DVD and been watchin it... GrEAt!! but some of the episodes are....... But thats me....
davids

Starship Captain
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« Reply #688 on: 11-30-2003 03:49 »

 
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Originally posted by User_names_suck:
well they had talked about the possibility of doing a movie or triology

so perhaps one could be about getting fry and leela together another one could be continuing the fight with the nibblonians against the brains
and who knows what the other could be
maybe some kind of putting everything in its right place for the other charcters.

The problem with doing a continuing story is that the film would loose the Never-seen-a-futurama-episode-before audience

Kazzahdrane

Starship Captain
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« Reply #689 on: 11-30-2003 05:23 »
« Last Edit on: 11-30-2003 05:23 »

A movie trilogy would allow them to devote a few minutes at the start of the first film to let new viewers catch up.

Update:
Just finished watching the whole set, seen everything now. The commentary for Where No Fan Has Gone Before was quite interesting, they talk about how Shatner was reluctant to take part, and was mostly swayed by getting to record with Nemoy.

The last 15 seconds of the TDHAIP commentary track made me more teary eyed than any ending of a Futurama ep ever did:



At this moment in time I'm filled with a great sadness, there is truly no justice in the world. Now I'm just waiting for the day when CGEF has a news update with the heading, "Good News Everyone!"
User_names_suck
Professor
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« Reply #690 on: 11-30-2003 14:55 »
« Last Edit on: 11-30-2003 14:55 »

why did that you make you teary eyed you stupid fucking pussy nerd

no i'm kidding but seriously its not meant to be moving.

also regarding the problem of continuity of the series throiugh movies it could be a straight to dvd set
The Master Con
Crustacean
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« Reply #691 on: 11-30-2003 16:26 »

The closest you'll get to seeing Futurama again is a direct to video movie, that's if seasons 3 and 4 sell well enough. The good thing about animation is the fact that the for a movie budget isn't that much more than the average episode. Which would make any sales on a release a decent profit. A movie would be too expensive to distribute and advertise for Fox, especially considering Fox's additude towards the show. Even Family Guy which costs less and has a larger popularity than Futurama isn't getting a theatrical movie. Anything beyond a DTV is nothing more than a fanboy dream.
Evil Fox Exec

Bending Unit
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« Reply #692 on: 11-30-2003 16:32 »

I keep seeing again and again that there is a lot less John DiMaggio on this box set than any other.  Of the 18....er....19 commentaries on this set, how many is John DiMaggio in? 
Mouse On Venus

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #693 on: 11-30-2003 17:38 »

John DiMaggio is only in six of the commentaries, which is disappointing for the many people out there who enjoy the commentaries with a one man laugh track we can identify with. Billy West and Maurice LaMarche feature frequently though.

 What I was most disappointed with was that there were no real commentators outside of the exec. producer/writer/director/voice actor titles this season. In the past, commentaries featured computer graphics director Scott Vanzo, editor Paul Calder and composer Christopher Tyng. However, DXC and the others seem to have been extra descriptive of the episodes in this season to make up for it.
MattyB

Bending Unit
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« Reply #694 on: 11-30-2003 17:48 »

Probably already been mentioned but what the heck. On the Jurassic Bark commentary, David X Cohen reads some statements of fans from the net. Any of them from here  smile They were funny
Kazzahdrane

Starship Captain
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« Reply #695 on: 12-01-2003 02:53 »

I don't care if the final commentary wasn't supposed to be moving. I was moved by it, and that's enough for me.
Grim

Professor
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« Reply #696 on: 12-01-2003 03:20 »

I woke up this morning on my day off and lo and behold the DVDs were on the front step woo!

I watched every ep with commentaries as well as most of the deleted scenes, pencil tests and listened to the table read

most enjoyable, too bad its the last set  frown
Tweek

UberMod
DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #697 on: 12-01-2003 03:57 »

 
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Originally posted by MattyB:
Probably already been mentioned but what the heck. On the Jurassic Bark commentary, David X Cohen reads some statements of fans from the net. Any of them from here   smile They were funny
I had a brief look here and couldn't find them, I'm guessing they were revues posted on CGEF.

catindisguise

Screamy
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #698 on: 12-01-2003 14:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
John DiMaggio is only in six of the commentaries, which is disappointing for the many people out there who enjoy the commentaries with a one man laugh track we can identify with. Billy West and Maurice LaMarche feature frequently though.

I think John Dimaggio does the funniest commentaries and I think he should have been in more. All he does is laugh  big grin
The commentaries are good overall though even though they are lacking in the John Dimaggio area.........
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #699 on: 12-01-2003 15:40 »

 
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Originally posted by Tweek:
 
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Originally posted by MattyB:
Probably already been mentioned but what the heck. On the Jurassic Bark commentary, David X Cohen reads some statements of fans from the net. Any of them from here    smile They were funny
I had a brief look here and couldn't find them, I'm guessing they were revues posted on CGEF.

They all seem to use the term "Newsgroup". Now, they could be referring to newsgroups, or collectively putting CGEF and PEEL into the term newsgroups. I did hear them mention alt.tv.futurama (I think that's it) but there was the "Horrible gelatinous blob of tears" quote from CGEF review, middle of first review.

Kazzahdrane

Starship Captain
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« Reply #700 on: 12-01-2003 16:13 »
« Last Edit on: 12-01-2003 16:13 »

I think by "newsgroups" they are just reffering to message boards in any context, such as the comments pages on CGEF.

700 posts in this topic!

Edit: Ok, so technically 701 posts, but mine was the 700th reply  smile
Mouse On Venus

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #701 on: 12-01-2003 16:22 »

 
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Originally posted by catindisguise:
 I think John Dimaggio does the funniest commentaries and I think he should have been in more. All he does is laugh   big grin

 Oh, that's rubbish! He does more than that! He...um...does really funny impressions of the Professor and Zapp Brannigan. And also Elvis - "Do that, do that waggy dog impression Thunder Frank."  tongue
Evil Fox Exec

Bending Unit
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« Reply #702 on: 12-01-2003 17:05 »

Aw, too bad John DiMaggio is in so few  frown.  He's always one of the funniest people on the commentaries.  It's good to see that Billy West is on a lot of the commentaries, though.  I think that he's really cool as well.  I don't know anything about Maurice LaMarche, though.  The season three DVD set is yet to be released in the US.

Too bad, also, that there's no people like Scott Vanzo and Paul Calder.  Their input is always really interesting.  Overall, do the season four commentaries feel less interesting in comparison to those from the previous DVD sets?  Does the extra input from David Cohen and Maurice LaMarche really make up for the lack of John DiMaggio and the non-writers, producers, etc. involved in the production?
User_names_suck
Professor
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« Reply #703 on: 12-01-2003 17:33 »

yes in my opinion but then animation stuff doesn't intrest me at all so my opinion may not mean so much to you.
oh and the writers are always there actually
Kazzahdrane

Starship Captain
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« Reply #704 on: 12-02-2003 02:45 »

Yeah, enjoyed listening to everyone on all the commentaries in previous seasons, but I think I like the Season 4 ones the best. The only downside is when David says, "We wanted to do <whatever>, but then we went off the air..."

Overall, they are damn funny though. There's a great story in the commentary for Bend Her, in fact they pretty much talk all the way through since it isn't such a funny episode!

Gay Man and the Ghost!
Mouse On Venus

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #705 on: 12-02-2003 04:42 »

 
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Originally posted by Evil Fox Exec:
Overall, do the season four commentaries feel less interesting in comparison to those from the previous DVD sets?  Does the extra input from David Cohen and Maurice LaMarche really make up for the lack of John DiMaggio and the non-writers, producers, etc. involved in the production?

 I'd say that they manage to get the right balance of being informative and funny. Also, with one exception (*cough* Horsted *cough*) none of the commentaries feel like they're struggling to think of things to say, so on Season 4 it seems they've just about nailed their commentating skills.
MrBurns

Bending Unit
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« Reply #706 on: 12-02-2003 12:15 »

Yesterday before sleep I watched the final episode. What a strange feeling that was. :/
But although it's really sad there won't be any more episodes of Futurama (or will there?), at least it didn't get to the point where it's just crappy... like the last 3 seasons or something of the Simpsons. Then again, who knows how many great episodes there would have been if they only got the chance to make them. Oh well...  frown
Anyway... IMHO, season 4 is the best one there is. And Futurama is the best cartoon series there is (no IMHO  big grin ).
User_names_suck
Professor
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« Reply #707 on: 12-02-2003 13:16 »

 
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Originally posted by Kazzahdrane:
Yeah, enjoyed listening to everyone on all the commentaries in previous seasons, but I think I like the Season 4 ones the best. The only downside is when David says, "We wanted to do <whatever>, but then we went off the air..."

Overall, they are damn funny though. There's a great story in the commentary for Bend Her, in fact they pretty much talk all the way through since it isn't such a funny episode!

Gay Man and the Ghost!

sorry to be anal but its gay guy and the ghost
hmm anal and gay i wont mention those two words together again.
but what i loved even more was john doing
a voice of the gay guy mike rowe describes
it had me hysterical

the worst commentary is on a taste of freedom as harldy anything's being said
Mouse On Venus

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #708 on: 12-02-2003 13:56 »

I told you, it's the Horsted effect! That guy leaves everyone speechless!  tongue
Kazzahdrane

Starship Captain
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« Reply #709 on: 12-02-2003 14:29 »

Yeah silly me, it is indead "Gay Guy and the Ghost".

And yes, John's impression was so funny, a sort of gruffer version of his Randy voice.
User_names_suck
Professor
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« Reply #710 on: 12-02-2003 15:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Mouse On Venus:
I told you, it's the Horsted effect! That guy leaves everyone speechless!   tongue

yeah i guess so when you first said that i got confused with with eric kaplan so i wasn't really sure but yeah
CyberKnight

Urban Legend
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« Reply #711 on: 12-03-2003 04:24 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
 If you ask me, the final episode badly needed that scene.  If they'd needed to cut something for time, how about one of Hedonismbot's scenes?

Sorry to quote a much earlier post, but:

I feel that if they'd left that scene in, it would have kind of bludgeoned the point. One of the best things about the finale IMHO is the ambiguity you're left with at the end.
Mouse On Venus

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #712 on: 12-03-2003 10:21 »

CyberKnight, I agree with you and Action Jacktion about the ambiguity. But you have to remember that some people aren't fans of subtlety.  roll eyes
User_names_suck
Professor
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« Reply #713 on: 12-03-2003 13:11 »

here here
fromage

Starship Captain
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« Reply #714 on: 12-03-2003 15:20 »

I just got my season 4 DVD set this morning and I can't watch it. until next week. Stupid university exams, you suck!
RoadKill

Crustacean
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« Reply #715 on: 12-04-2003 05:54 »
« Last Edit on: 12-04-2003 05:54 »

OK, I've watched everything except the disc 4 commentaries. And I think they managed pretty well without DiMaggio. Maurice has really gotten "louder", as if to take his place.

And the "Gay guy and the ghost" story really had me laughing my a$$ off.  laff
Kazzahdrane

Starship Captain
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« Reply #716 on: 12-04-2003 07:14 »

"If you're scared...."  big grin
Tornado

Crustacean
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« Reply #717 on: 12-05-2003 13:22 »

Maurice LaMarche had to be my favourite commentator for this series. The way he would just suddenly come out with "INTERESTING STUFF" or "You've watched it, Youn can't un-watch it" had me in stiches for some reason...
User_names_suck
Professor
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« Reply #718 on: 12-05-2003 14:43 »

I agree I think I said before that makes up for  no antholgy of intrest this season
Kazzahdrane

Starship Captain
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« Reply #719 on: 12-06-2003 04:17 »

*To the writer of the episode they are watching at the time* - "You wrote it, youn't un-write it!"
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