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« #360 : 10-02-2006 20:14 »

A Seymour appearence would probably be a momentary cameo like his brief fossilized appearence in 'The Sting'.
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« #361 : 10-03-2006 06:27 »

 
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Ok, I've read through the whole thread and am caught up. Guess this happens when no new Futurama material causes you to put Futurama on the back burner for a revolving door of obsessions like Batman and Dragonball.

As far as I understand there's gonna be the 4 movies and then the new episodes in 2008 with the 4 movies eventually being spliced into individual episodes, Right?

Ralph said that Matt made sure he had total control of the series on CC. It's nice to hear that he's still being assertive about keeping full control and not letting the series fall into the hands of board executives like he did with Fox.

Someone said they heard a rumor that they're making the very last episode first but saving it for last to avoid having to end the series with unresolved plot points like they had to do last time. That's sounds like a very good contingency plan to have.

It's nice to hear that the first movie is nearing completion. I didn't read the leaked summary incase it is true so I don't know everything about it but I agree with the sentiment that bringing back Seymore wouldn't be a good move and would likely cheapen the effectiveness of the ending of Jurassic Bark.

Officer 1BDI wondered if Matt's increased involvment in Futurama would affect the Simpsons. As far as I know Matt hasn't worked on the Simpsons for a while now, plus the show has become a lost cause anyway (I personally think Matt knows how low the show has fallen and doesn't bother with it much because of that).

 
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 http://news.toonzone.net/article.php?ID=12598

New page and all... Thought I'd repost this so people can catch up easily...

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« #362 : 10-03-2006 11:43 »

 
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Originally posted by coldangel_1:
A Seymour appearence would probably be a momentary cameo like his brief fossilized appearence in 'The Sting'.

If so would that really be worth them mentioning? It sounds like more than that to me because I'm sure a large number of character which they haven't mentioned will make cameos too...

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« #363 : 10-03-2006 13:15 »

I agree with coldangel_1.
Bringing Seymore back for anything more more prolonged than a single ep, or in flashbacks would change the whole dynamic of the show.
Besides; we wouldn't want limit the writer's from inventing new and hilarious characters, would we?

The good lord willing (and my disposable income holds out), these 4 DVD movies/ 16 ep's will turn into the full-blown return of our favorite show.  :love:
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« #364 : 10-03-2006 19:52 »

I hope the producers decide to do as I suggested and put me in the show as a recurring character.
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« #365 : 10-03-2006 22:46 »

Bah! Author/fan insertions suck major ass.
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« #366 : 10-04-2006 00:45 »

Yeah, I was kidding.
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« #367 : 10-09-2006 11:17 »

in the words of Bender "Oh...your...god!!!!!!!!"

I can't wait!!!!!!!
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« #368 : 10-13-2006 15:59 »

Now that the new episodes are on the way, what will become of the movies on DVD?
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« #369 : 10-13-2006 20:11 »

I'm pretty sure the new episodes are the movies on DVD.
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« #370 : 10-13-2006 20:17 »
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No I think they are putting out the DVDs and making the episodes on CC.
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« #371 : 10-13-2006 20:57 »

A new thread on Mr. West's forum seems to clarify things:

 
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And the Futurama DVD movies, as it was clarified by Mr. Groening, are to be broken up and broadcast as the new episodes on Comedy Central.
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« #372 : 10-14-2006 01:33 »

 
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And the Futurama DVD movies, as it was clarified by Mr. Groening, are to be broken up and broadcast as the new episodes on Comedy Central.

Possible misprint? Maybe it should be...

 
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And the Futurama DVD movies, as it was clarified by Mr. Groening, are to be broken up and broadcast with the new episodes on Comedy Central.

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« #373 : 10-14-2006 03:28 »

Well... which is it? Because if we're getting BOTH then it'll add up to...
hang on... 4eps x 4movies = 16eps.... add that to the 13TV epis... that's...
FORTY-FIVE NEW EPISODES??!

No.... wait....

TWENTY-NINE NEW EPISODES!??!

Do we have some kind of clarifiaction to say if the 13 CC episodes and four DVD movies are actually seperate entities?
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« #374 : 10-14-2006 04:44 »

My guess is we won't find out until next year. It is really annoying not to know exactly what it is we're getting, but the fact we are getting something makes me happy beyond my wildest dreams...
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« #375 : 10-14-2006 05:41 »
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i don't get it    :confused:

i think we shouldn't hold our breaths, who knows what could happen in the next one or two years...

also what year are these eps being released?
2008 right?
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« #376 : 10-14-2006 12:40 »

Actually, CC gets the episodes in 2008... So my guess is that they'll play the original series first, and then, after that, continue with the new series. Or new eps. 'New series' just sounds a whole lot more joyous.

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« #377 : 10-14-2006 19:19 »
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Originally posted by Xanfor:  Possible misprint?
 

I'm not sure what you're getting at.     :confused: The post I linked to clearly says "as," and honestly that's the impression I've been under for several months now (ignoring that in reality, my opinion's worth jack shit).

I'd love to see new episodes outside of the DVD movies, but based on what I've been reading and hearing, I honestly believe we're only getting the movies which are then being reaired on CC in episode-sized chunks.  At least initially.
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« #378 : 10-15-2006 04:25 »

If there isn't an ongoing series *ad infinitum* after the DVD movies, then someone will get an earful of fresh coldangel rant, straight out of the carton.
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« #379 : 10-15-2006 04:49 »
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well like i said before, we shouldn't hold our breaths, if there isn't an ongoing series after the movies, i'll be thirsty for TV executive blood...

yum
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« #380 : 10-15-2006 05:40 »

The Simpsons will be finishing soon, won't it? There'll have to be something to fill that void, surely?
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« #381 : 10-15-2006 05:42 »

where'd that info come from?
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« #382 : 10-15-2006 05:59 »

Perhaps my arse... I just had the impression from a lot of comments made during the past few years that they were gonna end the series when they made the movie.
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« #383 : 10-17-2006 22:10 »
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this show is the best on tv but ive seen everyone at least 10 times but they never gotten old but it always bummed me out how in the back of my head i new that it was over... till now.
But i really hope they are not just gonna sum the show up for a Finale cuz i want it to go longer then 13shows but if they are gonna end it at least it wont leave us with any clift hanger like they did last time

-THANK GOD ITS BACK
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« #384 : 10-17-2006 23:27 »

Hmm. Never really saw 'Devil's Hands' as a cliffhanger exactly. I thought it summed-up nicely. But I do share your enthusiasm, albeit in a manner less cruel to the English language.
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« #385 : 10-18-2006 09:09 »

 
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Perhaps my arse... I just had the impression from a lot of comments made during the past few years that they were gonna end the series when they made the movie.

They were going to do a movie at the end of the series, but Fox keeps wanting more and more money to line their deep deep pockets. Matt Groening says there is no end in sight so there's nothing that is going to end it anytime snoon unless something bad happens to one of the main voice actors...

If anything the movie will make the series even more popular and it'll continue for even loooooooooooooooooooooooooooo onger...

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« #386 : 10-18-2006 10:45 »
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
 They were going to do a movie at the end of the series, but Fox keeps wanting more and more money to line their deep deep pockets... If anything the movie will make the series even more popular and it'll continue for even loooooooooooooooooooooooooooo onger...

Y'know... I don't even care enough to have an opinion.
Simpsons is well and good and fine, but I don't want more Simpsons.   :nono:

Futurama on the other hand...   :D Futurama is like chocolate:

"Just give me the chocolate, and NOBODY GETS HURT!"   :evillaugh:

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« #387 : 10-18-2006 12:14 »

Hopefully Futurama will outlive The Simpsons in it's second run, fingers crossed...
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« #388 : 10-19-2006 22:09 »

I get the impression that no one, not even M. G. or CC execs know or have decided how long the future run of Futurama will be.  Maybe we can influence that for the better.  This show does seem to have a wide and deep fan base on the net and that must have played into the big money decision to produce something new, be it episodes or movies or both.  Individually we may feel we are small and insignificant, but if we all tell two friends and they tell two friends and so on and so on...

Now repeat after me: I solemly pledge to do my share to watch all broadcast episodes, including the re-runs, to buy as much of whatever is advertised as I can afford, to buy any new content on DVD as soon as it is released and to buy all the officially licensed merchandice (shirts, PC games, etc.). 

Oh, and pray every night that Groening, Cohen, West, Sagal, DiMaggio, LaMarr, Tom, Lamarche, and anyone else important to the show live long and healthy lives.
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« #389 : 10-19-2006 22:38 »

 
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I get the impression that no one, not even M. G. or CC execs know or have decided how long the future run of Futurama will be.
From no one source I can name, I get the feeling MG currently intends to do the four movies/ sixteen eps (whatever) and out! Of course a lot can happen between now an the end of producing the movies...  ;)
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Maybe we can influence that for the better.
My point.
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Originally posted by HipNoJoe:This show does seem to have a wide and deep fan base on the net...
Deep, yes.
Wide, hmm...
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Originally posted by HipNoJoe:Now repeat after me: I solemly pledge to do my share to watch all broadcast episodes, including the re-runs, to buy as much of whatever is advertised as I can afford, to buy any new content on DVD as soon as it is released and to buy all the officially licensed merchandice (shirts, PC games, etc.).
There was ever a doubt?  ;)

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« #390 : 10-19-2006 22:41 »

Yes. I've been spreading the word by wearing a Bender T-shirt around town.

The thing I've noticed with classic TV shows that are kicked around in their early days and forced underground is that the fandom inevitably becomes cult, and cult fandoms are deeply entrenched. That entrenchment necessitated by the bad treatment the show suffered creates an unassailable wall of loyalty and intractibility, meaning the show will ALWAYS have a fanbase that will never give up on it.
The Simpsons has always been around and has never suffered a crisis of confidence, therefor Simpsons fans aren't driven in the same way - their unshakable loyalty isn't *required*.
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« #391 : 10-19-2006 23:11 »

Two things from Youtube...

Futurama returning promo
Al Gore saying he'll likely do work on Futurama if it returns, which he says it would. This is from maybe a year ago. I'm not sure.

So, in short, the Al Gore cameo news we've heard seems to be true. Also, it seems to be true that "new episodes" will appear on this "Comedy Central" place that I've never heard of. (sarcasm)

Good to see that PEEL's getting some people coming in because of the revival.
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« #392 : 10-19-2006 23:16 »

Al Gore says it's one of his favourite shows.
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« #393 : 10-20-2006 11:43 »

 
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Al Gore says it's one of his favourite shows.
I may not agree with his politics, but y’gotta admire his good taste in TV shows!  :D
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« #394 : 10-20-2006 16:56 »
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You know that Futurama "promo" is basically just a glorified fan video, right?
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« #395 : 10-20-2006 21:41 »

 
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You know that Futurama "promo" is basically just a glorified fan video, right?
True, false, or otherwise, it's still funny and well done.
It's a creative pitch for a job too...  ;)
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« #396 : 10-20-2006 21:44 »

I know it is a glorified fan video, but it was cool.
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« #397 : 10-21-2006 03:18 »

It was slick work.
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« #398 : 10-21-2006 04:27 »

i'm gonna follow suit and deny that my hopes have been diminished by the fact that was pointed by Nixorbo...
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« #399 : 10-21-2006 20:12 »

 
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I know it is a glorified fan video, but it was cool.

Just making sure.

Is it 2008 yet?
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