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DOOP Secretary
« on: 07-06-2009 23:30 »

The one story on the side bar of the main page talks about a book with an essay about Futurama. The book is called "Channeling the Future: Essays on Science Fiction and Fantasy Television" and here's the description given:
Channeling the Future: Essays on Science Fiction and Fantasy Television
Edited by Lincoln Geraghty. Scarecrow, $45 (254p) ISBN 9780810866751
The twelve essays in this collection examine aspects of sci-fi and fantasy television, from the recurring desert landcape of The Twilight Zone to the gritty aesthetic of the rebooted Battlestar Galactica. With the exception of Laurel Forsterís far-ranging essay on the scientist in sci-fi television (relating it to, among other things, the progression of the UK womenís rights movement), most essays will lose much impact for those who haven't seen the program under discussion. All, however, seem to build to editor Geraghtyís chapter on Futurama, where the previously discussed conventions are all, finally, set on their head. For fanboys of one or more, however, this volume should provide illuminating context. (June)
Anybody read this? Know what the essay discusses in particular? Or has anybody seen other essays about Futurama?

« Reply #1 on: 07-08-2009 14:57 »

jeez. as if the four movies didnt screw up the plotlines and characters enough... i can just imagine it now...

this new season airs in mid 2010.. and has less writers then before... so itll be wack... but this is what it will look like

theyll ofcourse change bender into being some raging homo because they saw stewie of family guy go that way, and theyll be like "hehehe.... thats funny"... but THEYRE WRONG!!! ITS RETARDED!!!!

fry will rarely remember that he is in love with leela, and whats worse, shell be more of a b***h about it...

kiff will probably die for some reason, which might be fine with me, except they will only be doing it so they can add some new love interest in for AMY, and that person will probably be more annoying and a gayer character than kiff was

zapp branigan will get with leela for a moment, which is okay, but theyll figure some way out to make it gay, like leela will also fall in love with the professor

leelas parents will rarely have a roll in this season, even though they should by now become semi reoccuring characters

theyll try to touch on peoples hearts like the third and fourth season, but theyll really just be trying to win an emmy or something, so they will lose sight and make the episodes shitty

theyll bring the stupid non funny globe trotters back too many times

nibler will come back for no reason, and never be explained.. much like in those retarded movies

zoidberg will have more abilities that were never explained, but mightve helped in other situations, and they will all be stupid and have no real purpose except for a funny joke

i could go on, but ill stop. you get the point...

they should hire me as a writer so i can oversee and make sure they dont do anything stupid

Urban Legend
« Reply #2 on: 07-08-2009 15:09 »


Urban Legend
« Reply #3 on: 07-08-2009 15:28 »


DOOP Secretary
« Reply #4 on: 07-08-2009 18:09 »

Make like a tree and GET THE FUCK OUT!
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