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fromage

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« on: 12-06-2003 00:27 »

In the commentary track for "The Devil's hands are idle playthings", at the end, David X cohen says to MAtt Groening that he sould say something about his plan to "save his series" and Matt says "See you on the next DVD set".

This has been recorder in Feb 2003... Did someone heard anything about a new DVD set?

One thing for sure, a whole new "direct to DVD" season sounds great to me.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #1 on: 12-06-2003 01:07 »

He just meant that he'd like for there to be more.  But there's nothing definite.
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #2 on: 12-06-2003 04:22 »

I pretty much assumed it was a half joke, half fevered wish.

We can but hope.
winna

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« Reply #3 on: 12-06-2003 05:10 »

and by definite, he means there won't ever be another dvd set or season or movie, in fact Futurama is dead and had a stake driven through it's heart like a bloody......
Tweek

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« Reply #4 on: 12-06-2003 07:05 »

 
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Originally posted by fromage:
One thing for sure, a whole new "direct to DVD" season sounds great to me.
They couldn't afford to made a direct to DVD season, Futurama isn't cheap to make.

I think saying "see you on the next DVD" was just gallows humour.

Shadowstar

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« Reply #5 on: 12-06-2003 10:00 »

Quite frankly, I agree with everything Tweek just said!
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #6 on: 12-06-2003 11:57 »

Me too, never thought of it as "gallows humour". Nice phrase.
fromage

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« Reply #7 on: 12-06-2003 13:19 »

I know that Futurama is expensive but if you reduce the animation quality a little bit it can get cheaper.

Let's pretend you produce 15 episodes for 750 000$ each... 11.25 millions... then lets say you sell the DVD for 20 or 25$. It's possible to make profit don'T you think?

Maybe I'm being too optimistic!
CyberKnight

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« Reply #8 on: 12-06-2003 13:30 »

But who's going to put up the cash to make the episodes? I doubt you could make a business case based on DVD sales alone.

And also (although this may only apply in the UK), you have to remember that a lot of the cost of a DVD doesn't come from production of the discs/show. You've got tax and marketing costs to cover as well.

So stop being optimistic - it's bad for you.  wink
Shadowstar

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« Reply #9 on: 12-06-2003 14:34 »
« Last Edit on: 12-06-2003 14:34 »

MAKE THE ANIMATION CHEAPER?!?!
[head explodes]
PCC Fred

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« Reply #10 on: 12-06-2003 14:57 »

 
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Originally posted by fromage:
I know that Futurama is expensive but if you reduce the animation quality a little bit it can get cheaper.

Why stop with the animation?  Let's get homeless bums to write the scripts, and have focus group attendees to do the characters' voices!
Lee Roberts

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« Reply #11 on: 12-06-2003 14:57 »

I wish they did dthat, but the effects of the episode is too high. t'll take them a while for them to do a new season. They need to write the scripts tc. So no impossible indeed!  frown
Teral

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« Reply #12 on: 12-06-2003 15:50 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
 Why stop with the animation?  Let's get homeless bums to write the scripts, and have focus group attendees to do the characters' voices!

Hey, have you been snooping around FuturamaSeasons again? Stop giving our secrets away.  tongue

I agree with Fred
User_names_suck
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« Reply #13 on: 12-06-2003 16:05 »

i wish they hadn't spent so much on animation to begin with, then it wouldn't matter.


although i personally wouldn't really care
Lee Roberts

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« Reply #14 on: 12-15-2003 14:42 »

After watching the commentary, it was a joke. They were just playing about. Grabbing our Futurama wishes and then shutter them over the ground. But that commentary wasn't actually the last, Spanish Fry was. They seem to have become mad when they do the commentarys from season two* onwards, which is probably another reason of Greoning, David X and the rest were just joking.

*It kinda makes them a bit better though.... but I'll shut up now.
MrBurns

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« Reply #15 on: 12-15-2003 17:59 »

Let's all donate. Or rob a bank or something.
Oh well... I don't think Futurama would ever be the same again.  frown
Shadowed

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« Reply #16 on: 12-21-2003 18:37 »

I have an idea! what if everyone went to fox and killed the president, got a face mask from mission impossible and dressed like him and told other people of fox to let futurama back on the air! Lets go!
winna

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« Reply #17 on: 12-21-2003 19:29 »

What if we had a timemachine?

Never, Shut the hell up!
MrBurns

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« Reply #18 on: 12-22-2003 07:31 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadowed:
I have an idea! what if everyone went to fox and killed the president, got a face mask from mission impossible and dressed like him and told other people of fox to let futurama back on the air! Lets go!

What are we waiting for?  big grin
John C
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« Reply #19 on: 12-22-2003 09:57 »

Well, I'm waiting for you guys to find out the FOX president is a woman. How do you feel about implants?
TheComic

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« Reply #20 on: 12-22-2003 10:09 »

I liked MrBurns idea. Lets not rob a bank, but lets pretend it's a religion, and give 15% of our paycheck every month for salvation. Kinda like Scientologist do. Hey, this is worth it, 25%. Yeah. And then all actors, writers, producers etc from Futurama do it to. No problem. It will be back on air in no time. hehehe
TheComic

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« Reply #21 on: 12-22-2003 10:10 »

Sorry, MrBurns quoted it, it was Shadowed who had the idea...
sheep555

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« Reply #22 on: 12-22-2003 10:52 »
« Last Edit on: 12-23-2003 00:00 »

   
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Originally posted by User_names_suck:
i wish they hadn't spent so much on animation to begin with, then it wouldn't matter.

Each episode around 22 minutes. At 30 frames per second*, 1800 frames per minute, or 36000 per show. 1,000,000 / 36000 = 27.777

Futurama would therefore cost $27.78 per frame (alternatively, $757.58 per second)


So all you've got to do is get 36000 people to donate $30 to produce one episode   smile

*Yes, I know it's 15 for most of it, but I can't be bothered.
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #23 on: 12-22-2003 13:38 »

 
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Originally posted by John C:
Well, I'm waiting for you guys to find out the FOX president is a woman. How do you feel about implants?

Listen, I've seen photos. That aint no woman   tongue
ooy

Professor
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« Reply #24 on: 12-26-2003 01:23 »

i know well get all of our money then we'll kill fox, then well hire matt david and the animators to go back. WE could be the writers! it would be [a bit] cheaper. its just [leela]...a feavoured dream of a madman![[/leela]
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bender+fry

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« Reply #25 on: 12-27-2003 04:56 »

Or everyone at PEEL could help make a new channel for futurama. We could call it Badger  smile
ooy

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« Reply #26 on: 12-27-2003 21:05 »

or the 'futurama hate fox channel'. [f.h.f.]
savefuturama

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« Reply #27 on: 12-28-2003 02:02 »

Stupid suggestion but what if they did Fan Wirtten scripts, sure aint wont be as good as usual episodes and there would still be a csot....

*Walks to corner and sits twiddling thumbs*
bender+fry

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« Reply #28 on: 12-28-2003 02:20 »

That would be good. I'll make one where Fry goes to the DMV to get a car license.  wink
savefuturama

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« Reply #29 on: 12-28-2003 02:50 »

I always planned to right an episode script in which it was revealed that I, Zephyrous held the key to all creation. Never gonna happen but worth a shot :-(
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