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Teral

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« #160 : 02-12-2002 09:50 »

12 hours since I heard the news, and I still can't believe this. Is an IQ at the same level as a wet towel a prerequisite for being a FOX exec? Stupid, braindead, overpaid bastards!

FOX couldn't recognize quality entertainment if it bit them on the ass! They'll much rather broadcast some stupid eating contest and reality shows, than award winning animation. Go figure that.  :rolleyes:   :mad:

I'm not sure what to do, but it's obvious that we need some sort of coordinated and unified campaign if we're going to have any chance. It worked for ST:TOS a couple of decades back.

But as I see it we stand a much better chance at convincing some other network to pick up Futurama, than getting through to the FOX execs in their tall, wellguarded ivory towers. They've clearly demonstrated the don't give a hoot about viewers oppinions.

I'm going to write FOX (either mail or email) and express my oppinion. I'll just wait a couple of hours to calm down, otherwise the wording will be VERY counterproductive. I'm going to support any coordinated petition, or other campaign, CGEF seems like a good base for that.

Okay, I'll leave the podium now and leave the microphone to our next speaker. A man who needs no introduction. ::leaves::
Kryten

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« #161 : 02-12-2002 10:20 »

Okay, I've calmed down, I've vented my rage (that 7-11 didn't REALLY need TWO clerks, did it?) and I've come to this conclusion:

This could very well be the best thing that ever happened to Futurama.

Let me tell you a story about another sci-fi series. It was mistreated by its network, left to rot in a lousy timeslot, and unceremoniously cancelled in its prime.

And that series?

A little show called... Manimal.

No, I'm kidding. I'm, of course, referring to Star Trek. And look where it is now. No, wait, look where it was five years ago. A simple show that would probably have gone nowhere became an international multi-media phenomenon, and why? Because of the fans. And this was BEFORE the internet.

This isn't the end. It's just a new beginning.
SpacemanSpiff

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« #162 : 02-12-2002 10:28 »

maybe kryten. but then came voyager and ruined the whole universe.

and although what you said is a rather good argument, i'ld like to see new futurama eps actually.
jasonlevine

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« #163 : 02-12-2002 10:41 »

 
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This isn't the end. It's just a new beginning.

Which is why I think we should look beyond Fox.  Definitely do what we can to get it back on the air at Fox, but also write letters to Cartoon Network and Comedy Central too.  Comedy Central has a history of showing great animation shows cut off before their prime (Duckman, The Critic -- another Fox victim) and this one would be able to produce new episodes.  For now I'm awaiting more info, but I'm also going to write up a draft letter or two.  (And maybe ready the bicycle gun.)
]PaulFSAC[

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« #164 : 02-12-2002 10:46 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
Okay, I've calmed down, I've vented my rage (that 7-11 didn't REALLY need TWO clerks, did it?) and I've come to this conclusion:

This could very well be the best thing that ever happened to Futurama.

Let me tell you a story about another sci-fi series. It was mistreated by its network, left to rot in a lousy timeslot, and unceremoniously cancelled in its prime.

And that series?

A little show called... Manimal.

No, I'm kidding. I'm, of course, referring to Star Trek. And look where it is now. No, wait, look where it was five years ago. A simple show that would probably have gone nowhere became an international multi-media phenomenon, and why? Because of the fans. And this was BEFORE the internet.

This isn't the end. It's just a new beginning.


As I quoted earlier - Babylon 5 got cancelled after 4 Seasons by Warner Brothers, but TNT took it on for the fifth season and the subsequent TV Movies .. So There Is So Hope In All The Current Darkness After This Bizarre Desision.
JavieR

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« #165 : 02-12-2002 10:47 »

I came here at 11:30 am and a couldn't believe what I was reading. I know FOX treats FUTURAMA like crap sometimes but this is Wrong. FOX in Latinoamerica is disapointing, and if they cancel the show the latest episodes will never be seen here. I hope this is just a rumour...  :(
jasonlevine

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« #166 : 02-12-2002 10:54 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
who's "jason" on aicn?

That'd be me.  (Herc's been a fan of the show and I thought I'd alert him.  'Course I should have known his mailbox would be overflowing with reports.)

LordKev

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« #167 : 02-12-2002 11:01 »

What a blow this is....  I just got the DVDs imported from England last week, all things Futurama were at an all time high, and now this....


Sad, sad....but then, a letter-campaign saved (or at least brought on a third season) of Star Trek, so maybe there's still hope
cellery

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« #168 : 02-12-2002 11:03 »

I sent an email to a press contact at Fox, but I doubt he knows anything useful. As a PR person, I sincerely hope that us fans can show Fox enough support to keep Futurama on the air. Real letters are always better than online petitions or emails. If you want to save the show, then you'll write.

As a side note, "Leela's Homeworld" is airing this Sunday. At last, two consecutive weeks of new episodes! Also, hi everyone.  :)
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« #169 : 02-12-2002 11:10 »

Argh! Aaaaaaargh!
Sarge

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« #170 : 02-12-2002 11:13 »

Man, they really come out of the woodwork when bad news arrives.
LordKev

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« #171 : 02-12-2002 11:15 »

Bad news is one thing.....  this is horrible
LordKev

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« #172 : 02-12-2002 11:16 »

Bad news is ..."hey, there's no cookies left" or "crud, i just stepped in dog crap".... 

"bad news" doesn't begin to describe this
Sarge

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« #173 : 02-12-2002 11:21 »

Marge-"Who wants ice cream?!"
Kryten

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« #174 : 02-12-2002 11:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Sarge:
Marge-"Who wants ice cream?!"

Not now, can't you see we're working ourselves into a murderous rage?
SpacemanSpiff

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« #175 : 02-12-2002 11:28 »

maybe it's evil ice cream...?
Sarge

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« #176 : 02-12-2002 11:28 »

Still?
jasonlevine

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« #177 : 02-12-2002 11:32 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
 Not now, can't you see we're working ourselves into a murderous rage?

I don't know.... A little ice cream might hit the spot while I fine-tune my bicycle gun.

Torquemada

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« #178 : 02-12-2002 11:52 »

I have spent 12 hours now sharpening knives, all my knives, even the cuttlery. I can now disembowel a cow with a flick of the wrist whilst holding a butter knife.

After inventorying my chemical supplies I realised that I don't have enough for a comprehensive bombing compaign, so I will have to lurk around the Fox air ducting with lots of knivesss.

They have started speaking to me too you know, the knivesss, they say sssslice, ssslich, dissssembowel, dissssect, evisssserate. The knivessss are my friendsss.

:vacant look of the unhinged:
jasonlevine

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« #179 : 02-12-2002 11:54 »

 
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Originally posted by Torquemada:They have started speaking to me too you know, the knivesss, they say sssslice, ssslich, dissssembowel, dissssect, evisssserate. The knivessss are my friendsss.

:vacant look of the unhinged:

For a sec I thought you'd say something like:  My precioussssss.  Futurama.  We musssst haves it, yesssss.  The thievess won't take away my preciousssssss.
SpacemanSpiff

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« #180 : 02-12-2002 11:56 »

you people are nuts.

SpacemanSpiff - saying 'i told ya so'
LordKev

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« #181 : 02-12-2002 12:05 »

Instead of all this crazy talk, here's a few of my favorite Futurama quotes and moments:

"Yup, it's going to be fun on a bun!"

"Don't worry, Bender...there is no 2"

"Lay it on me, Big Boots!"

"Bender, tell me the truth.  - Okay, I like a challenge"

"Look at head, ba be de bop ba doop!"

"Asteroids, the icebergs of the sky"

"To shreds you say, how's his wife holding up?  To shreds you say..."

"I say - you've damaged our servants quarters...and our servants!"

"Come on, it's just like making love.  Down, left, rotate 62 degrees"

"I could bend a gerder to any angle, 30, 32...*sob* 31"

"Well, I didn't have anything else planned for this afternoon...Let's get drunk!"

"And this drawer holds my assorted lengths of wire, and over there is my intergalactic spaceship, here, let me show you some of the assorted lengths of wire I used in building it"

"Wow, what do those humans use these things for anyways"

"Hey, sexy momma...wanna kill all humans?"

"And I'm the other guy!  Courage, all out, need some!"

"All rise for our national anthem.  - Theme from Amok Time"

Ahh...the smile is slower creeping back to my face :-) 

Hope some letter-campaign addresses are posted soon
FishyJoe

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« #182 : 02-12-2002 12:07 »

Sigh...the saddest thing of all is that we'll never have a real final episode.

 
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4ACV18: Idle Hands Are the Devil's Playthings
Fry gets robot hands.

The series finale will just be a normal regular episode with that damn robot devil. I'm sure it'll be funny, but still. Nothing gets wrapped up, there's no sense of finality. Damn this.
LordKev

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« #183 : 02-12-2002 12:11 »

When "The Prisoner" was cancelled, Patrick McGoohan had time to film one final episode.  "Fall Out" was its title and it was one of the craziest tv episodes of any series of any time.  Too bad Futurama won't get the chance to go out like this
Otis P Jivefunk

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« #184 : 02-12-2002 12:21 »

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!
I was one of the 1st people to hear the news and the 1st PEEL member to post about it, but when I read it I thought it was some kind of sick joke.

Now I get back online and to my fucking bitter digust it's true!!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel so angry and sad as many of you also do. I still have hope but it's going to be hard to get it back. FUCK!
jasonlevine

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« #185 : 02-12-2002 12:37 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
Sigh...the saddest thing of all is that we'll never have a real final episode.

 The series finale will just be a normal regular episode with that damn robot devil. I'm sure it'll be funny, but still. Nothing gets wrapped up, there's no sense of finality. Damn this.

Just be glad we won't be left with a cliffhanger.  One of my favs years ago, Duckman, ended it's season with a cliffhanger ep in which Duckman got married.  Just when the "kiss the bride" part came, in walked Duckman's first wife (who everyone thought was dead).  Fade to black until next season.  Only problem was USA canceled it during the off-season so the cliffhanger was never resolved.
Sarge

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« #186 : 02-12-2002 12:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
I was one of the 1st people to hear the news and the 1st PEEL member to post about it, but when I read it I thought it was some kind of sick joke.

You thought I was posting a sick joke?
Otis P Jivefunk

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« #187 : 02-12-2002 12:49 »

I heard about it before you posted Sarge, on CGEF someone else posted it probably an hour or so before you.
aslate

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« #188 : 02-12-2002 12:52 »

Why can't Fox take Futurama seriously and not try again and again to kill it off! Now they may actually succeed, I really want to kill someone if this happens...
Allen

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« #189 : 02-12-2002 12:52 »

Wow, this is fantastic! All these people come out when the show needs them. Reading everyone's posts have made me feel better. For a while I was this empty shell of a man. Now I feel rejuveniated (spelled wrong?) and ready to fight. Sci-Fi recently cancelled two favorite progams of mine. I'll be damned if I let this program go without at least trying to save it. I agree with Marc and some others. Immeadiate action is brash and useless. It makes sense to bide our time and think of plans of attack.

Viva la resistance!  :)
diagnostic

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« #190 : 02-12-2002 12:53 »

Awww man, as soon as i come to PEEL i see some big message saying "futurama cancelled"  :( Fox stinks..

"now lets forget our troubles with a big bowl of strawberry icecream"
aslate

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« #191 : 02-12-2002 12:56 »

^ Is right, I hope everyone ^ has commented on CGEF. This is pretty big (Duh!)
Otis P Jivefunk

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« #192 : 02-12-2002 12:56 »

Even if I have to put the rest of my life on hold and fail my college course it would be worth it if it meant saving Futurama.

Anyone know how much postage it would cost to send letter to FOX from England?
Slavon

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« #193 : 02-12-2002 12:56 »

What can I say that you haven't said yet... I don't want to think this is the definitive end of Futurama. We have to be patient, but not standing still.

There's hope while there's life.
Sarge

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« #194 : 02-12-2002 13:09 »

 
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Originally posted by diagnostic:
"now lets forget our troubles with a big bowl of strawberry icecream"

 :laff: That's the quote I was trying to think of earlier.
Javier Lopez

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« #195 : 02-12-2002 13:10 »

are Groening or Cohen to say something???

like "sorry but...." or "don`t worry because we wil........" or something like..


Well now, what can happen?, change network? the movies?? nothing and godbye forever??
Sarge

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« #196 : 02-12-2002 13:14 »
« : 02-12-2002 13:14 »

Groening & Cohen are saying things, but only to each other. Things like, "Are you going to Bermuda, or Tahiti this year?"
FishyJoe

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« #197 : 02-12-2002 13:23 »

The Eric Kaplan quote on AICN makes it sound like all the writers are moving on already. Hopefully David X. will announce something in the newsgroup or something. Even if he only says "quit trying, it's hopeless" it would be cool to hear some official words on the matter.
aslate

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« #198 : 02-12-2002 13:23 »

Well, i've written my complaint letter, anyone else got one?  :cry:

To whoever this matter concerns,
                                            I have recently heard of a rumour that Futurama has not been picked for the Season 5 renewal. I know that these are only rumours but i know that they are from very stong and reliable sources.
    First of all it would help to know why it is being cancelled if indeed these rumours are true. If it is cancelled due to poor viewer ratings why don't you take into account that many souces i have heard from clearly state that Futurama is shown at unreasonable times, cancelled, moved and mucked about with by you in the US (I can't get first hand knowledge, i'm in the UK). Apparently Futurama hasn't recieved very good treatment in America anyway so far and from the looks of things it will never get any treatment again.
    I am one of many thousands of Futurama fans that knows of these rumours and i am shocked that such a thing could happen.
    Futurama is a very promising series and has many good points to be kept. Recently the Futurama Season 1 DVD was realesed in the UK and Europe and has recieved very good sales figures and there is a loyal fan base and has been for many years, since the start of Futurama in 2000. It has a promising storyline and many new and great stories can be built off of this.
    One last point before you decide that Futurama should be canned, remember that there are many fans that would do near anything to stop this, i'm sure you'll recieve many more letters, e-mails and phone calls about this, i hope you know what your doing.
LordKev

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« #199 : 02-12-2002 13:45 »

Well, if that's it anyways, let's see some scripts get posted! What's the difference, now, anyways :-)
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