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Ralph Snart

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« #280 : 08-21-2006 00:36 »
« : 08-21-2006 00:36 »

An exceprt from Marice's interview.  Click on the link to see the entire, long and very interesting interview.

Read between the lines in the excerpt about AS not having the money to make new eps but CC does.  That's says a lot to me.  Your milage may vary.

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http://www.quickstopentertainment.com/?p=1153&page=1

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QS: It was surprising that it got snatched away from Adult Swim by Comedy Central.

LAMARCHE: Yeah, although I don’t know that Adult Swim could have bid high enough to cover the expense of making new episodes.

QS: Right.

LAMARCHE: I just don’t know if they had it in their budget.  Comedy Central, I think, may actually have deeper pockets.

QS: But I also think that they’re looking to use this as a cornerstone in build their own animation block, which they’ve been trying for years to do.

LAMARCHE: Yeah.

QS: Which is a definitely vote of confidence for the series.

LAMARCHE: Yes.  Yes.  May it last a good long time.


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« #281 : 08-21-2006 01:47 »

interesting
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« #282 : 08-21-2006 09:47 »
« : 08-21-2006 09:47 »

 
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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:
..The first DVD production and editing is suppose to completed by late October/early November of this year...

..RDS really wants to push the DVD this X-Mas...

...Groening is extremely involved with this story...

Haha! Great! Life is worth living again! *cancles order for suicide booth*
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« #283 : 08-21-2006 11:07 »

So it sounds like there are 4 different episodes that are making up the first DVD movie?

I don't know how much information is getting around, but what exactly is coming out on DVD?  Is it one big story arc that spans 90 minutes, or 4 distinct 22 minute episodes?

Either way, I'm tickled pink beyond belief.  I just finished listening to the audio commentary of the Devil's Hands are Idle Play-things and I just kept giggling at the comments that said that "this is the final episode, blah, blah, blah."  Not any more, it's not!  hehehe.

*anxiously awaits the DVDs with bated breath*
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« #284 : 08-21-2006 13:35 »

The new dvds are getting me very excited and I'm so looking forward to it.  I heard they are going to be four full length dvd movies. Hope it's true. Can't wait.
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« #285 : 08-21-2006 14:06 »

Seriously? The first DVD is almost done!?

I'm getting a feeling of a weird mixture of happiness and excitement that makes me want to throw up. But in a good way!
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« #286 : 08-21-2006 14:26 »

That DVD info has me even more hyped up.  I'm also glad RDS is taking such an active role in making sure stuff doesn't get leaked
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« #287 : 08-21-2006 15:55 »

I've peed myself! My jumpsuit is full of urine!
THAT's how excited I am.
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« #288 : 08-21-2006 17:20 »

I am really looking forward to having the tears yanked out of my tear ducts.  And odd thing to be excited about, I admit, but at some point I want an episode/DVD scene to make me bawl my baby blue eyes out.  I have nothing but faith in these new episodes.
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« #289 : 08-21-2006 19:00 »
« : 08-21-2006 19:00 »

At this point I'd be happy with a flaming bag of dog crap with the Futurama logo on the side of it...

This is going to be a long wait (But well worth it if The Ship gets a meaningful boost.)

Ralph, buy your source a dinner.
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« #290 : 08-21-2006 19:19 »
« : 08-21-2006 19:19 »

   
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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:
LaMarche states something that does make my source more credible - Groening is extremely involved with this story.  So involved that he has almost given up all control of The Simpsons to have more time to spend on this Futurama project.

I'm really, really glad Mr. Groening's taking a more active stance with Futurama, but on the other hand, I wonder if Groening's stepping back from The Simpsons further will also contribute to it's changing quality.
    :(

Much thanks for the information, Ralph.  Give your source the best of our regards, too.
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« #291 : 08-21-2006 21:32 »

Hmmm...which would you prefer?
1) more Futurama
2) a very large decline in Simpsons quality
3) none of the above

personally, i'd pick #1.
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« #292 : 08-21-2006 21:43 »

I'd go with 3, since more bad TV benefits no one.
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« #293 : 08-21-2006 22:46 »

 
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Hmmm...which would you prefer?
1) more Futurama
2) a very large decline in Simpsons quality
3) none of the above

Hence my "I'm really, really glad Mr. Groening's taking a more active stance with Futurama" comment.  :p

I was just wondering out loud if Groening's involvement in 'Rama was partially the reason for the not-so-recent decline for The Simpsons, but now that I consider it, the show has been on hiatus for nearly three years now, and... well, nevermind.
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« #294 : 08-22-2006 02:05 »

Do you know what would really really be great? Having the first dvd come out xmas of 06, the 2nd dvd come out summer of 07, the third dvd come out xmas of 07 and then the fourth dvd come out summer of 08 which would then have us all ready for the new eps that i assume would premiere fall of 08. Of course that's assuming that the dvd movies and the episodes are seperate entities.
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« #295 : 08-22-2006 07:53 »

I'm a little worried that if the DVD push is for christmas, that only gives the crew 7 months (July - Dec) to have a high quality movie.

For just one episode they said that it takes 6 - 8 months.  But then all they have to do is shove it on the air.  There are DVDs that have to be printed and made.

I want this DVD to be beyond quality, the writing, the animation, the voice work, the scoring, everything.  To have a Christmas push worries me that something, if not all aspects, will be half-assed.
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« #296 : 08-22-2006 09:07 »

 
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For just one episode they said that it takes 6 - 8 months
  That's how long an episode takes to go from start to finish true, but they make more than one episode at once.  Otherwise it would take 10 years to make a season of 20 episodes  :)
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« #297 : 08-22-2006 09:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Futurama Llama:
2) a very large decline in Simpsons quality

You're about 5 years too late for that one.
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« #298 : 08-22-2006 10:58 »
« : 08-22-2006 10:58 »

IMHO: I can't say I'm not concerned that the DVD might be pushed to be released by this Christmas, for pretty much all the reasons Jenny listed.  I have no problem waiting an extra year for a quality 'Rama movie.  Althouh Ralph's source does make a good point....

EDIT: Nevermind.  Deleted.  I reread Ralph's post.  Must have missed that note in my delirium yesterday....
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« #299 : 08-24-2006 11:51 »

Who's paying for these DVDs to be made anyway?  It's it FOX?  I ask because I'm curious as to how big the budget is for each DVD.

Are we expecting the same level of quality (i.e. CGI, music, animation) or are we getting the sweet end of the deal with a bigger budget?  I personally would love to hear what the music would be like with a much bigger orchestra.
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« #300 : 08-24-2006 11:54 »

what the futurama dvd's?
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« #301 : 08-24-2006 11:55 »

You're a script, aren't you?
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« #302 : 08-25-2006 03:22 »

Dude, YES!!!!!! Its so good its too good to be true,  i hope its true
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« #303 : 08-26-2006 07:45 »
« : 08-26-2006 07:45 »

All this talk about Xmas movies has made me want to come up with a Christmas love story. Zoom!

I'm so excited I wish I had pants!

(Ok, that didn't come out right...)

Anyway... Rereading the thread for info, and what should I find?

 
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Originally posted by KurtPikachu2001:
A lot of shippers hope that Futurama will pick up from where it left off with Devil's Hands.  The whole Fry/Leela relationship thing. 

Say what? Do you even know us? Having 'Futurama' pick up at the end of that episode would be terribly cheap and we would all be horribly disappointed.

Na, you're all right. Come join us.   ;)

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« #304 : 08-26-2006 18:13 »

Well, that is when the series first ended, supposedely the Time Bender Trilogy takes place after tha, as I have yet to read it, but it would make sense for the first new episode to take place after the last old episode
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« #305 : 08-26-2006 21:36 »

In fact, aren't some of the new episodes coming from scripts that were originally written before the show got cancelled?  So of course they are going to take up right where they left off.
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« #306 : 08-28-2006 10:18 »

 
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Originally posted by tyraniak:
Well, that is when the series first ended, supposedely the Time Bender Trilogy takes place after tha, as I have yet to read it, but it would make sense for the first new episode to take place after the last old episode
The events occurring in the comics aren’t canon. 
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Originally posted by Invader Jenny:
In fact, aren't some of the new episodes coming from scripts that were originally written before the show got cancelled?  So of course they are going to take up right where they left off.
There were un-produced scripts left over from before the show was cancelled er... not renewed?
 :rolleyes:
As I understand it, the makers of the show recognized just how unlikely the renewal of the show was before the fact.
At least long enough before the fact to make “TDHaIP” something of a concluding episode for the series.
Knowing there wasn’t even a 1 in 10e19 chance of the show being picked up for another season, why would they continue working on scripts they knew would never be produced?
 :confused:
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« #307 : 08-28-2006 13:31 »

I remember reading there were no unproduced scripts as well. But I'm sure there were a lot of ideas tossed around. It's probably sort of mirky what would be considered "a script" vs. doodles, bits, scenes, and "that gives me an idea"s. "Script" sort of implies a finished episode ready for approval. Now we could probably hear some "now we can do this thing we couldn't do before" in the process too.
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« #308 : 08-28-2006 15:19 »

Yah. We'll probably have to wait a while to get a definate answer about this stuff.
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« #309 : 08-29-2006 12:08 »
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I have a widescreen monitor, I shouldn't have to sidescroll to read Ralph's posts.[/i]
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« #310 : 08-29-2006 12:32 »

Very good news indeed.

I certainly wouldnt mind seeing a new Futurama DVD under my Xmas tree this year...
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« #311 : 08-29-2006 12:39 »

 
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Originally posted by Nasty Pasty:
Very good news indeed.

I certainly wouldnt mind seeing a new Futurama DVD under my Xmas tree this year...

I second that with actual pleasure.

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« #312 : 08-30-2006 06:03 »

I third that without cutting it up into little pieces.

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« #313 : 08-30-2006 07:50 »

o wow this is so awesome i really couldn't beleave the series has ended with the 5th season and yet it will rise again from the ashes ... as bender sais in the Bender should not be on television episode at the end of the episode when everybody screams the name of a show-in-the-show Bender Screams Futurama! that's when i got hope for the series to rise again... ya know groening wouldn't make bender say this if it weren't his heart's bidding  :D anyways i wanna see the new episodes

oh and one more thing i dont understand what you are talking about on this page ... maybe someone could sum it up in 5-8 sentences  :D thanks in advance :D
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« #314 : 09-02-2006 10:45 »

Weird news... Well, actually, good yet probably old news! Everyone!

I couldn't think of anywhere else to post this, so...

Last night, I was watching TBS. As you know, they air 'Futurama' late at night. (Only one more episode and I'll have seen the entire series!) Anyway, on TBS at the time, they were playing 'Funniest Wedding Outtakes', starring, of course, Katey Sagal as narrator. (By the way, her name is pronounced 'Segal'.) So she's narrating, and wait, this is the good bit...

 
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Originally said by Katey Sagal:

Is it just me, or is that little boy a dead ringer for Bobby on 'King of the Hill'? Airs Sunday night at eight on FOX, right after 'Futurama'.

 
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Originally said by Katey Sagal a little later in the program:

...Let's just call this 'The Wedding X Files'. And be sure to watch 'Futurama'.

I am not kidding. Granted, the show was made a long time ago, when 'Futurama' was on the air, but still...

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« #315 : 09-02-2006 11:01 »

[Reads Xanfor's post]

[hums "Twilight Zone" theme]
Doo dee do do,
Doo dee do do...
[/TZ]
  ;)

I kid, I kid.

I suspicion MG/DXC knew something we mere mortals did not.  :hmpf:
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« #316 : 09-02-2006 11:32 »

I think I've seen that Wedding Bloopers thing before.  I only remember hearing Segal's voice and going "heh, listen to who that is" and then changed the channel.  It's obviously a very old taping.

BTW, why doesn't Katie give her voice for any of the commentaries on any of the Futurama episodes?  Was she just not available to did she really want nothing to do with it (which I find hard to believe).
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« #317 : 09-02-2006 11:50 »

The things Ralph posted on the last page intrigue me, especially that RDS reads PEEL for opinions of the show and Matt is not working on The Simpsons right now to make Futurama's first new stuff since 2003 that aren't comics perfect. Too bad that RDS can't look at the FanFics. There are some good ones, such as The Sting from Fry's point of view, which could be a Star Trek revisting an episode-esque episode. I think Venus wrote that.
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« #318 : 09-04-2006 18:07 »

............................. .................

Why am I just finding out about Futurama's revival now?

With that said: WOOOOPIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! IT'S ABOUT FRIGGIN TIME!

I always believed that this is the show that should have been revived instead of Family Guy. And while Family Guy is still alive, Futurama lives again baby!

Though I admit, it's kind of odd that it'll be on Comedy Central but it's Futurama so who cares? Two of my favorite shows (Futurama and South Park) will now share the same network.

Invader, I'd like to think that Katey was simpily too busy to be on the commentaries.
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« #319 : 09-04-2006 18:33 »

Katey was extremely busy at that time.  The last line she spoke in "Devil's Hands" were recorded months after the rest of the show was (once it was confirmed that no new eps were being ordered and her schedule allowed her to some in and record the line.  She was busy with "8 Simple Rules" and with raising her 2 children.  Katey is very fond of "Leela" - she credits Leela for keeping her from being typecast as "Peg Bundy" and allowing her the chance to do other characters.

As for not being allowed to read the fan fics - that's a legality.  If an new ep looked too simular to a fic, the writer of the fic would have a legal right to sue for compensation.

What has surprised DXC was the extent of 'shippers' loved the idea of a Fry/Leela combination.  Originally it was thought that Bender would be the runaway character, but Bendermania pales in comparison to the Fry/Leela angle.  Matt and DXC want to stay true to the base - the people who wouldn't let the show die, so at the end we will get what we want - a definative ending to the Fry/Leela arc.
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