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mazuio

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« on: 04-01-2004 12:37 »

How come they haven't put out a Futurama episode guide book like the Simpsons Complete Guide and Forever and Beyond Forever?
Xmpel

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« Reply #1 on: 04-01-2004 12:41 »

Because it takes a lot of time, money and resources to make one of those.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #2 on: 04-01-2004 13:48 »

Awaits the inevitable shameless plug...

Or thread closing, whichever comes first...
Teral

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« Reply #3 on: 04-01-2004 14:55 »

Plug added: http://www.leelazone.com.ar/guide/index.shtml  It's not shameless since I didn't make it, Kenneth White (aka Kif White) did.

shadowstar can do his own plug.  tongue
Alliteration

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« Reply #4 on: 04-01-2004 20:16 »

Also because The Simpsons has over 300 episodes.

Futurama has, tragically, not achived this number. So it would be a much thinner book and not really as necessary. Especially with guides already online.

Still it would be cool.
Dumbsworth

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« Reply #5 on: 04-01-2004 20:27 »

Have you seen how thin "Simpsons Forever" (the second complete guide book)is? Also, "Beyond Forever" (the third one)only has 2 seasons in it, but it's thicker than "Forever." Anyway, if they put all 4 seasons in a book, make each ep' a double page, like they did for "Forever", then you'll have a book almost the same thickness of the first Simpsons one.
evan

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« Reply #6 on: 04-01-2004 21:05 »

No offense, but I don't think a Futurama book would be as big a seller as a Simpsons book.  It's sad but true.  I doubt any book company would be willing to make an episode guide just for a niche audience.

And, as Teral said, we already have two online episode guides ala Simpsons forever.  Those are free...if you really want to pay for them, that's fine by me.
Bender + Zoidy

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« Reply #7 on: 04-01-2004 22:04 »

I actually have to disagree with Evan. I think an ep. book would be a big seller because it could have all of the eps. in it with profiles, pics and everything and every one who watched Futurama will probably buy one.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #8 on: 04-01-2004 23:45 »

Not I. Totally unecessary purchase. I can appreaciate the show just fine on my own, thanks.
bankrupt

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« Reply #9 on: 04-01-2004 23:58 »

Totally unnecessary purchases are the best kind.  I'd buy an episode guide if one came out, but I don't think one will ever come out.
futuramafreak

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« Reply #10 on: 04-02-2004 00:05 »

Same here.  If it comes out, I'll buy it.
mazuio

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« Reply #11 on: 04-02-2004 00:33 »

No offense taken. Of course I've seen many of the online ep guides but I really like the Simpsons books and I'd love a Futurama book too.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #12 on: 04-02-2004 04:10 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
No offense, but I don't think a Futurama book would be as big a seller as a Simpsons book.  It's sad but true.  I doubt any book company would be willing to make an episode guide just for a niche audience.


That said though, Bongo could always publish one if there was no other way to get one out.

A guide wouldn't be a bad idea but I'm not sure if it would be neccasary or something I'd want to buy.  Plenty of guides online already, and if it came out like the Simpsons guides (IE chock full of errors and missing lots of great info) I'd be particularly uninterested.

Gleno

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« Reply #13 on: 04-02-2004 13:01 »

 
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Originally posted by Dumbsworth:
Have you seen how thin "Simpsons Forever" (the second complete guide book)is? Also, "Beyond Forever" (the third one)only has 2 seasons in it, but it's thicker than "Forever." Anyway, if they put all 4 seasons in a book, make each ep' a double page, like they did for "Forever", then you'll have a book almost the same thickness of the first Simpsons one.

I was ecstatic when the first book came out....but they should have waited and brought out the next one with the next 4 seasons, not 2 or whatever it was....

Did that make any sense....? awww...

Let me break....let me break you down....for your sake....I will break you down...."[/small]
Xmpel

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« Reply #14 on: 04-02-2004 13:17 »
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I would buy one if it came out.
But not because it would be a good book but because I will not see Otis and M Jackson own one while I don't !
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #15 on: 04-02-2004 13:39 »

Clool reason  wink

I'm definitely buying one if it gets made. And I agree with DoTheBartMan, Bongo would no doubt publish it if no other company would. I mean they published the Futurama-O-Rama book, and the Futurama Adventures book comes out in a few months too. Obviously the first one must have sold pretty well, and not only that, but an episode guide would have a higher fanbase than a Comic Collection book...
M Jackson
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« Reply #16 on: 04-02-2004 13:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Xmpel:
I would buy one if it came out.
But not because it would be a good book but because I will not see Otis and M Jackson own one while I don't !

I assume you're refering to the fact that i've got a shitload of Futurama stuff? Unless of course you just realy don't like me  laff..........It's the first reason, right   hmpf
Xmpel

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« Reply #17 on: 04-02-2004 13:54 »

Why can't it be both ?

Yeah, it's the first.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #18 on: 04-04-2004 10:11 »

[runs in, gasping for breath]
Shadowstar: Did I beat Kenneth to the punch?
Teral: Too late, hot plate.
Shadowstar: Aw crap!
Well, here's my plug anyway. It's more visually interesting than Kenneth's, no dump on him, and it's got extras! EXTRAS! http://decapod10.cjb.net
bender+fry

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« Reply #19 on: 04-06-2004 20:30 »

i love it. but i saw it before.
John Pannozzi

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« Reply #20 on: 05-12-2004 17:34 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
Clool reason   wink

I'm definitely buying one if it gets made. And I agree with DoTheBartMan, Bongo would no doubt publish it if no other company would. I mean they published the Futurama-O-Rama book, and the Futurama Adventures book comes out in a few months too.

Actually, HarperCollins publishes the Futurama comic collections. They also publish Simpsons books. Must have some kinda deal with Matt Groening and Bongo...

Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #21 on: 05-12-2004 18:00 »

Actually, we're both wrong, it's Titan Books, or at least mine is anyway... http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1840234342/qid=1084399110/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_11_1/202-2644978-6066224
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #22 on: 05-13-2004 02:59 »

Titan publish the UK comic TPB's, HarperCollins publish them in the US. (Futurama anyway)

Bongo just make the comics and publish the single issues, though I'm not certain Bongo are actually the publishers...
Spacedal11

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« Reply #23 on: 05-13-2004 11:48 »

Well I'm thinking if there is over 300 episodes of the Simpsons and only 72 episodes of Futurama it wouldn't be as hard. It would be very easy to make one. So dammit for those who are to lazy to make one freakin Futurama epi. book!
winna

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« Reply #24 on: 05-13-2004 14:40 »

Shadowstar's guide is the best....  even if it does have that crappy MS Paint feel... I dunno that really kinda is the best thing about it!  big grin
ooy

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« Reply #25 on: 05-13-2004 15:58 »

shadowsars style is good winna, and dont forget it. hes making MS paint look good
Shadowstar

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« Reply #26 on: 05-13-2004 16:52 »

I'm introducing Paint as an art form to all generations! Next up, I'll work with finger paintings and then make THOSE look good! Ha ha!
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