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Bones

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« #280 : 07-24-2009 15:24 »
« : 07-24-2009 15:25 »

This really bites. Either Box is messing with Futurama again because of that brain thing or it's a completely unnecessary publicity stunt. Do we really need to be stirred up to be excited about the return of Futurama? No, we do not.

I have combined the DNA of the world's most evil animals to make the most evil creature of all...

...It turns out it's a Fox executive!

EDIT: TOTPD, whoop wa wa whoop whoop whoop!
KurtPikachu2001

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« #281 : 07-24-2009 20:07 »

I have a feeling this is a publicity stunt.   We _still_ haven't heard anything from the Comic-Con yet. 
Smarty

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« #282 : 07-24-2009 20:50 »

Apparently IGN interviewed John DiMaggio today:

About the situation:
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[...] DiMaggio first broke into song, singing some famous Elvis Presley lyrics: "Caught in a trap. I can't walk out! Cause I love you too much, baby!" He then smiled and told me, "In other words, no comment. I really can't talk about it. All I can say is that Matt [Groening] and David [X. Cohen] have such a wonderful project and I love it dearly – love it to death. And hopefully we'll be able to work it out. And I think we will. It's just going to take a little time and that's about it."

About the fan support:
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I mentioned to DiMaggio how tremendous the fan support has been for the actors since the story broke and DiMaggio nodded, saying, "Yeah, the fans have been really wonderful and that's really great. But you know, that's just the way it goes. That's just the way this show business works. And we'll see what happens. Hopefully… I have a good feeling it's going to turn out for the best. That's about it. That's all I've got. That's all I have to say about that!"
JavieR

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« #283 : 07-24-2009 22:10 »
« : 07-24-2009 22:19 »

I was just reading that at IGN.com, John DiMaggio it sounds more positive than the previous words of Maurice LaMarche and Phil LaMarr

(DiMaggio, LaMarche, LaMarr.. all with a middle capital.. :p)
KickPants

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« #284 : 07-24-2009 22:11 »

Apparently IGN interviewed John DiMaggio today:

About the situation:
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[...] DiMaggio first broke into song, singing some famous Elvis Presley lyrics: "Caught in a trap. I can't walk out! Cause I love you too much, baby!" He then smiled and told me, "In other words, no comment. I really can't talk about it. All I can say is that Matt [Groening] and David [X. Cohen] have such a wonderful project and I love it dearly – love it to death. And hopefully we'll be able to work it out. And I think we will. It's just going to take a little time and that's about it."

About the fan support:
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I mentioned to DiMaggio how tremendous the fan support has been for the actors since the story broke and DiMaggio nodded, saying, "Yeah, the fans have been really wonderful and that's really great. But you know, that's just the way it goes. That's just the way this show business works. And we'll see what happens. Hopefully… I have a good feeling it's going to turn out for the best. That's about it. That's all I've got. That's all I have to say about that!"

Going by the fact that he broke into song, the no comment, and the general tone of the article, I have to think he's in on the joke for tomorrow.
Smarty

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« #285 : 07-24-2009 22:20 »

Going by the fact that he broke into song, the no comment, and the general tone of the article, I have to think he's in on the joke for tomorrow.

Yeah, I don't think he would have started singing if he was really worried. He seems almost sure that the show will have the original VA's.  :)

Or he is just very optimistic about this.

I have a feeling this is a publicity stunt.   We _still_ haven't heard anything from the Comic-Con yet.  

If it is a joke or publicity stunt...I don't know what I'll feel. Of course joy, but also a little anger for making us go through this. Like a really good prank that was funny in the end, but got you angry when it was pulled.
Freako

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« #286 : 07-24-2009 23:05 »

I can imagine the fox guy coming out and he's like, "gotcha!"

and then a voice in the back goes

"You suck!"
MightyBooshFan91

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« #287 : 07-24-2009 23:13 »

I can imagine the fox guy coming out and he's like, "gotcha!"

and then a voice in the back goes

"You suck!"

Make that 2000 voices.....at least
Freako

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« #288 : 07-24-2009 23:17 »

I was referring to loves labors lost in space,
so only one voice would give the right effect.
MightyBooshFan91

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« #289 : 07-24-2009 23:33 »

Ah sorry for crapping all over your joke...been a while since I watched that episode

If this is just some big prank played on us loyal fans...I won't be very happy
I.C. Weiner

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« #290 : 07-25-2009 01:20 »

When is the Comic Con panel supposed to be does anyone know?
homerjaysimpson

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« #291 : 07-25-2009 02:43 »

I think it's like about noon or 1pm tomorrow. Too bad I'll be at work then and will have to wait till I get home at 8pm to hear the ending. :p
Future Shock

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« #292 : 07-25-2009 08:07 »

If the FOX executives are actually serious to go through with this, I will have uncontrollable visions of dismembering them.
hobo bot

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« #293 : 07-25-2009 09:21 »

For once i agree 100% with Futureshock!  :)
Future Shock

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« #294 : 07-25-2009 10:09 »

Oh, you don't know me at all.
Apparently IGN interviewed John DiMaggio today:

About the situation:
Quote
[...] DiMaggio first broke into song, singing some famous Elvis Presley lyrics: "Caught in a trap. I can't walk out! Cause I love you too much, baby!" He then smiled and told me, "In other words, no comment. I really can't talk about it. All I can say is that Matt [Groening] and David [X. Cohen] have such a wonderful project and I love it dearly – love it to death. And hopefully we'll be able to work it out. And I think we will. It's just going to take a little time and that's about it."

About the fan support:
Quote
I mentioned to DiMaggio how tremendous the fan support has been for the actors since the story broke and DiMaggio nodded, saying, "Yeah, the fans have been really wonderful and that's really great. But you know, that's just the way it goes. That's just the way this show business works. And we'll see what happens. Hopefully… I have a good feeling it's going to turn out for the best. That's about it. That's all I've got. That's all I have to say about that!"

AH FLIPPIN WEASELS. Proof, that's all I needed.
RAAAGE.
mossy

Bending Unit
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« #295 : 07-25-2009 10:19 »

Oh, you don't know me at all.
Apparently IGN interviewed John DiMaggio today:

About the situation:
Quote
[...] DiMaggio first broke into song, singing some famous Elvis Presley lyrics: "Caught in a trap. I can't walk out! Cause I love you too much, baby!" He then smiled and told me, "In other words, no comment. I really can't talk about it. All I can say is that Matt [Groening] and David [X. Cohen] have such a wonderful project and I love it dearly – love it to death. And hopefully we'll be able to work it out. And I think we will. It's just going to take a little time and that's about it."

About the fan support:
Quote
I mentioned to DiMaggio how tremendous the fan support has been for the actors since the story broke and DiMaggio nodded, saying, "Yeah, the fans have been really wonderful and that's really great. But you know, that's just the way it goes. That's just the way this show business works. And we'll see what happens. Hopefully… I have a good feeling it's going to turn out for the best. That's about it. That's all I've got. That's all I have to say about that!"

AH FLIPPIN WEASELS. Proof, that's all I needed.
RAAAGE.
care to elaborate?
and is it just me or am i asking a lot of questions today?
Future Shock

Liquid Emperor
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« #296 : 07-25-2009 10:20 »

care to elaborate?

*sob* If I detail it any more I'd probably overload PEEL's server.
FryFangirlLisa

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« #297 : 07-25-2009 16:12 »
« : 07-25-2009 16:18 »

For the sake of the original voice actors and the show itself, I really, really, really, really hope this is just one big prank, or a huge publicity stunt of insane proportions.

Because if not....if Fox (for some stupid reason) actually goes through with this, and they replace the original voice cast....I'm going to bombard them with so many emails, it'll make their heads spin at an alarming rate and then explode!!

Anyway, I'm curious as to what will happen at Comic-Con.  Hopefully, Fox will be smart enough not to piss off a gigantic crowd of Futurama fans, by announcing the replacement of the original voice cast.

But in the end, I just hope the original VAs aren't going to be replaced.  *crosses her fingers*
dmoss

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« #298 : 07-25-2009 16:13 »

Well, I found this description of today's events on the Comic-Com.org page...

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1:00-1:45 Futurama: Life or Death?!�  Be a part of sci-fi history! Join executive producers Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, and stars Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, and Maurice LaMarche for high-stakes thrills as a top-ranking FOX executive decides live, on stage, whether Futurama will make yet another triumphant return or whether it is gone forever! The very fate of Futurama hangs in the balance! Paramedics will be standing by in case the intense excitement causes any panelists to collapse. Raucous celebration or abject despair to follow the news. Ballroom 20

There are MANY descriptions which have been updated (and are labeled as so with a giant icon), but for some reason this one has not...maybe we're in the clear and it is a massive joke!! :D
Smarty

Professor
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« #299 : 07-25-2009 16:55 »

From the article from Home Media Magazine:

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There may be another surprise from “Futurama” at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con International. Cohen sent this tease for the show’s panel: “See a Fox executive appear live on stage to tell us whether we are renewed or not. We’re going to try to follow through on it.”
MightyBooshFan91

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« #300 : 07-25-2009 17:13 »
« : 07-25-2009 17:15 »

From the article from Home Media Magazine:

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There may be another surprise from “Futurama” at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con International. Cohen sent this tease for the show’s panel: “See a Fox executive appear live on stage to tell us whether we are renewed or not. We’re going to try to follow through on it.”


What the hell is that supposed to mean?
That FOX may tell them that they're cancelled if they don't allow them to change the voices?
That it's all a joke?
That Cohen is going to give in?

I need answers dammit!
Books

Near Death Star Inhabitant
Urban Legend
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« #301 : 07-25-2009 17:20 »

* Books puts up a titanium reinforced flame sheild

It's just a TV show
Tedward

Professor
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« #302 : 07-25-2009 17:47 »

* Books puts up a titanium reinforced flame sheild

It's just a TV show

I'd attempt to rebut this, but you put up that shield so it would do no good. Good thinking, Books.
mowub

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« #303 : 07-25-2009 18:00 »

I highly doubt a FOX executive would appear live on stage and tell thousands of Futurama fans, who have no doubt spent lots of money on the show and the convention, that the show isn't renewed. If that happened, he'd be lynched in seconds, and it would be a huge public-relatons disaster.
THM

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« #304 : 07-25-2009 18:05 »

I highly doubt a FOX executive would appear live on stage and tell thousands of Futurama fans, who have no doubt spent lots of money on the show and the convention, that the show isn't renewed. If that happened, he'd be lynched in seconds, and it would be a huge public-relatons disaster.

Sadly, renewal isn't the problem; the voice cast is - specifically, their employment status. :/
MightyBooshFan91

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« #305 : 07-25-2009 18:31 »
« : 07-25-2009 18:32 »

* Books puts up a titanium reinforced flame sheild

It's just a TV show

....That I happen to have spent a log of time and money investing in and that I want to see being renewed exactly the same as before and that I don't want to see being screwed over again. Am I entitled to that?
Sure it's just a TV show....but that doesn't mean I can't be passionate about it

And it's spelt "shield" dumbass...
upside_ur_head

Bending Unit
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« #306 : 07-25-2009 18:34 »

Less than half an hour until we know for sure.
mowub

Crustacean
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« #307 : 07-25-2009 18:37 »

You mean and hour and a half? IIRC it starts at 1 PST, and right now it's only about 11:35.
upside_ur_head

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« #308 : 07-25-2009 18:50 »

Oh well here in the UK it's nearly 8pm so an hour here or there... whatever.
DethklokworkOrange

Crustacean
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« #309 : 07-25-2009 20:49 »

What I've been hearing from a lot of second-hand and third-hand accounts is that the voice actors WEREN'T at the Futurama panel.
MightyBooshFan91

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« #310 : 07-25-2009 20:57 »

Will they still be at the signings?!
Svip

Administrator
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« #311 : 07-25-2009 21:01 »

Will they still be at the signings?!

As far as we know; yes.  Nothing has been confirmed to the contrary.
DethklokworkOrange

Crustacean
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« #312 : 07-25-2009 21:04 »

Here's some guy's Twitter from the Futurama panel...

http://twitter.com/kphipps3000
quote:

    Futurama panel is getting ready to start. Should be interesting. Best case: They announce a deal with the voice cast.

quote:

    Worst case scenario: They bring out a new FUTURAMA voice cast. Riots ensue. All die. In the event of that one, tell @smkuenn I love her.

quote:

    FUTURAMA panel begins with Hypnotoad: "All is going well at FUTURAMA. You will not notice that the voice cast is not here today." Sigh.

quote:

    Groening is openign with an affirmation like statement of serenity.

quote:

    Now a spoof making-of FUTURAMA bit.

quote:

    Joke of the segment: Lauren Tom does all the work. The irony is bittersweet.

quote:

    David X Cohen is wearing the 3-wolf-moon shirt.

quote:

    Groening: "We love our FUTURAMA actors" then blatantly blames FOX and sends out a hope they can reach a deal soon. (Cont.)

quote:

    ... Cast really isn't here and we're literally looking at notes from the writers room. It's sad.

quote:

    After projecting notes from the writing room for entertainment—it didn't work—we've moved on to the Q&A. [cont.]

quote:

    ...but nobody's supposed to talk about... the issue.

quote:

    Groening just handed a kid in an elaborate Nibbler costume a complete FUTURAMA-on-DVD set, packaged in a Bender head.

quote:

    Upcoming epsiodes: The secret origin of Scruffy, Twitter in the year 3000, Bender marries Amy causing a robosexual marriage controversy.

quote:

    Out of FUTURAMA swag, Groening just gave away a pair of FAMILY GUY boxer shorts.

quote:

    Cohen: "Keep your fingers crossed What's going on right now is business."
Books

Near Death Star Inhabitant
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« #313 : 07-25-2009 21:05 »
« : 07-25-2009 21:39 »

David X Cohen is wearing the 3-wolf-moon shirt.
about 1 hour ago from txt

ZOMG LOL
FYP will get this ;)
DethklokworkOrange

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« #314 : 07-25-2009 21:18 »

Hypnotoad Opening:


Sad Matt  :cry:
MightyBooshFan91

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« #315 : 07-25-2009 21:24 »

So it wasn't a joke after all
Damn you Fox quit messing with us and give them whatever they want....the new episodes sound good but they won't be the same without billy, john, katey and co
DethklokworkOrange

Crustacean
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« #316 : 07-25-2009 21:29 »

So it wasn't a joke after all
Damn you Fox quit messing with us and give them whatever they want....the new episodes sound good but they won't be the same without billy, john, katey and co

I don't know about the Scruffy Origin episode. He's fine the way he is.
MightyBooshFan91

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« #317 : 07-25-2009 21:32 »

So it wasn't a joke after all
Damn you Fox quit messing with us and give them whatever they want....the new episodes sound good but they won't be the same without billy, john, katey and co

I don't know about the Scruffy Origin episode. He's fine the way he is.
Yeah and I thought amy was married to kiff? How would that work?
DethklokworkOrange

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« #318 : 07-25-2009 21:42 »

So it wasn't a joke after all
Damn you Fox quit messing with us and give them whatever they want....the new episodes sound good but they won't be the same without billy, john, katey and co

I don't know about the Scruffy Origin episode. He's fine the way he is.
Yeah and I thought amy was married to kiff? How would that work?

Wait... What the fuck? That totally slipped my mind! Maybe Kif dies (again).
Frisco17

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« #319 : 07-25-2009 21:45 »

Relationship can mean alot of things. You guys simply have no imagination. Also, this is Amy we're talking about.
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