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« #240 : 06-24-2009 19:04 »

Those are cool drawings, they are better than half the stuff in the early comics  :)
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« #241 : 06-26-2009 01:05 »

So I had this dream last night that, for some reason, Comedy Central chose to air the new season premiere of Futurama at 5 in the morning on, like, a Thursday. I guess I'm sensitive to the fact that executives have a habit of scheduling this show at strange, inopportune times.  (Also, I guess that I have a lousy subconscious, if my dreams are that banal.)

Which leads me to this question: Where do you think CC will place Futurama on its schedule? Airing it side-by-side with South Park makes sense...but that doesn't necessarily mean the powers that be will go that route.
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« #242 : 06-26-2009 03:49 »

I can see them putting it after new South Park, Wednesdays at 10:30, possibly for a good lead-in. True, Futurama probably doesn't really need this, though, especially when compared to some of the other crap they lead into from South Park (shows that need all the help they can get to build an audience). The only other place I can see them putting it is Thursday nights at 10 or 10:30. CC only seems to premiere new episodes on W+Th, Colbert Report and Daily Show aside.

Don't worry, though. CC is not Fox, and they won't throw Futurama on at some retarded time. They've been pairing it with South Park for a while... why change it?
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« #243 : 06-26-2009 04:25 »

10:30 is probably too late to put something like futurama on. I think maybe 8 or 8:30 is a better time.
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« #244 : 06-26-2009 04:37 »

That would interfere with Daily Show/Colbert Report reruns. 10:30 is a great time for Futurama. It's always been a bit more adult and intelligent than the majority of PrimeTime T.V. so it is fitting. Plus, it got a huge chunk of it's audience on Adult Swim, and it was on at 11 (most of the time) on that network.
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« #245 : 06-26-2009 04:42 »

That may be fine but when it ends up on Australian television several months after it premiers on CC, futurama has more chance of being watched during an 8 or 8:30 timeslot...
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« #246 : 06-26-2009 05:11 »

That may be fine but when it ends up on Australian television several months after it premiers on CC, futurama has more chance of being watched during an 8 or 8:30 timeslot...

Why do they always have to fucking take so long to get it down here?

Damn them, and thank you internet, it'll solve that waiting problem.
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« #247 : 06-26-2009 05:20 »

I am talking as an American here. I don't know how Futurama was handled in other countries or when it would be best for it to be shown in other countries. I can only speak in American terms. If it's best at 8:00 or 8:30 in Australia I'll take your word for it (Bianca).
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« #248 : 06-26-2009 06:15 »

What was the problem with it being on at 7?
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« #249 : 06-26-2009 07:50 »

2 things (mainly):
1- FOX always advertised their Sunday Night as "The Fun Starts, Beginning at 8!". Essentially, they were saying that there was no new programming before 8 (even thought there clearly was). You can actually hear the writers complain about this on a few of the commentaries (I think S4).

2- At 7, it was often pre-empted for Sports. Thus the show was sometimes not even on because a Sport would often run on longer than scheduled. Once more, go to S4 Disc 4 and find the featurette for unused opening subtitles and you'll find one that jokes about their constant pre-empting.
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« #250 : 06-26-2009 08:17 »

I was aware of the pre-empting but not the first one,

"Futurama at seven, SEVEN!?" /billy
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« #251 : 06-26-2009 08:24 »

PrimeTime, in America, starts at 8 (on the major networks). When does it start where you live (which I assume is Australia, which I derived from your comment to Bianca)?
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« #252 : 06-26-2009 08:27 »

According to the online TV guide I use and Wikipedia it starts at 6pm
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« #253 : 06-26-2009 09:37 »

I'd guess probably 6 till 10 30 (Depending on when the 9 30 shows finish)
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« #254 : 06-29-2009 14:54 »

Here in the UK it airs in the afternoon typically around 4pm-ish on Sky, or at least it used too, to catch the kids coming home from school. It's timeslot is never reliable and the episodes are often out of order. If I didn't used to finish work early back then I'd never have caught it in the first place.

It's the Simpsons that are on in the primetime post-6pm slot and gets treated like royalty, Futurama doesn't get that kind of billing.

Heavens only knows when the new eps will air over here, if the movies are anything to go by it could be a long wait. Maybe they'll get a simultaneous release on DVD (yeah, right) if not there are less orthodox ways to watch until they are.
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« #255 : 06-30-2009 21:07 »

South Park is the logical lead-in, but it could also follow or serve as a lead-in for the Sarah Silverman Program.  Then, once Comedy Central sees the ratings, they can start putting other shows around the Planet Express crew to build up the new show's audience.
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« #256 : 07-07-2009 08:43 »
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I would like to see Hermes uncross his legs. :)
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« #257 : 07-07-2009 12:41 »

No, you'd like to see your avatar uncross his legs.
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« #258 : 07-07-2009 13:32 »

either way...
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« #259 : 07-10-2009 19:03 »

I feel bad for Cartoon Network.  If it wasn't for them, and Futurama on adult swim, Futurama might have been forgotten, and now they'll be out in the dark as Fry Leela and bender fly again.  Sorry, fellas...But also, you might want to stop idiots from running your programming blocks.
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« #260 : 07-10-2009 20:51 »

I think once the new episodes of Futurama come on CC, the time slot won't change.  My guess is, it will still air before South Park.  I don't see how it can change.


Here's something that can happen in the next season, how about a Haunted House plot? 
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« #261 : 07-11-2009 06:55 »

Here's something that can happen in the next season, how about a Haunted House plot?  

They already did a haunted house in The Honking and remember, the last human ghost died over 200 years ago.
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« #262 : 07-11-2009 06:58 »

But the last robot ghost...
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« #263 : 07-13-2009 18:45 »

Or alien ghosts.  I ghost from Morbo's planet haunting someone have some potential as an opening joke in an episode.  I can't think of any major plot lines aside from like visiting Nibbler's home planet with the whole crew, but a nice subplot would be Zoidberg having to renew his medical license.
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« #264 : 07-25-2009 20:38 »
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Okay, so I'm currently trying to follow the developments at Comic-Con via Twitter. It's a feeble, futile attempt, and I have no idea how reliable any of the information is. But, apparently, the "shocking sexual relationship" will be between

If that's true, I'm just a tad bit disappointed.

But I still say we wait for KickPants or 1BDI--our Comic-Con-dwelling PEEL pals--to elaborate further on any spoilers.

Edit: But, in the spirit of discussing topics about which I have only second-hand knowledge, here are two more spoilers:
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« #265 : 07-25-2009 21:15 »

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« #266 : 07-25-2009 21:47 »

At this point the writers should know not to focus on "relationships" anymore. I really couldn't care less about that. I want some classic hard-sf type shows.
MightyBooshFan91

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« #267 : 07-25-2009 21:58 »

For once I agree with you books
I just want them to give us some good sci-fi and general funnyness rather than shipping all the time
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« #268 : 07-25-2009 22:24 »

At this point the writers should know not to focus on "relationships" anymore. I really couldn't care less about that. I want some classic hard-sf type shows.

I completely agree.

Almost all of the new episode synopses sound pretty bad.
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« #269 : 07-25-2009 22:28 »

They are still working on them though
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« #270 : 07-25-2009 22:32 »

Almost all of the new episode synopses sound pretty bad.

I dunno, I like the time machine one.
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« #271 : 07-25-2009 22:35 »

Almost all of the new episode synopses sound pretty bad.

In my experience almost everything sounds bad when you have one sentance to explain the basic premise of it. How would these sound with no prior knowledge.

  • Bender turns himself into wood.
  • Bender goes on tour with beck.
  • Kif gets pregnant.
  • Fry is sent to a robot asylum.
  • Fry goes to college with a monkey.


Surrounded by bad news and given only a basic premise you come to expect the worst,
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« #272 : 07-25-2009 22:37 »


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« #273 : 07-25-2009 22:40 »

The Twitter things sounds really, really stupid. That's is Family Guy territory. Well, more South Park. But South Park is good.
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« #274 : 07-25-2009 22:41 »

Almost all of the new episode synopses sound pretty bad.

In my experience almost everything sounds bad when you have one sentance to explain the basic premise of it. How would these sound with no prior knowledge.

  • Bender turns himself into wood.
  • Bender goes on tour with beck.
  • Kif gets pregnant.
  • Fry is sent to a robot asylum.
  • Fry goes to college with a monkey.


Surrounded by bad news and given only a basic premise you come to expect the worst,

Good point. As long as the episode contains funny moments and good dialog, anything could really be the plot. Well not anything. Then we just go into the world of Family Guy. That show can make the simplest stupidest ideas work...
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« #276 : 07-25-2009 22:44 »

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« #277 : 07-25-2009 22:45 »

It'd be stupid to judge episodes based purely on the synopsis. Some of the classic episodes from the series would sound lame if you judged them on a brief description.
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« #278 : 07-25-2009 22:47 »

Frisco: True enough.

Although, Bender turning himself into wood sounds pretty funny.

(And actually the Fry/robot asylum one does garner interest and portend a good episode).

Svip: Maaaybe that one, yeah.  Depends on how they handle it.  Of course, if they still retain good writers they can turn almost any potentially lame-sounding idea into quality; or at least something interesting.

And also of course, it is all a moot point anyway if the ridiculous dispute drags on much longer.
The fans are really being played for chumps..
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« #279 : 07-25-2009 22:52 »

I'm kinda meh about this Bender/Amy relationship (and even marriage, as some sources state). And I think this is not that shocking either, since most people had already figured it out.

The same goes for this time-travelling in the future: a lame ploy to show the fans Fry and Leela's spawn, in my opinion.

I do look forward to the new AoI episode and more stuff about Zoidberg and Scruffy's past, though. Let's just hope this "VAs vs. 20thCF" issue goes through and ends in a party from our part.
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