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MightyBooshFan91

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« #320 : 07-25-2009 21:46 »

They'll probably kill off kiff if maurice laMarche doesn't return....hopefully neither of those things will happen though

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« #321 : 07-25-2009 23:29 »

FOX, in their infinite shortsightedness, ruined a chance for a ComicCon panel that would have eclipsed CC of 2007 in greatness.

The original idea of the VA's vs. A FOX Exec was golden.  Now all we got was... this?

DXC giving out a pair of Family guy Boxer shorts?  WTF?  I really, really resent that.  DXC should have told the FOX execs to find some sort of Futurama memorbilia - like one of those hideously overpriced "Bender's Head" things to give away.

I guess FOX is saying that they still don't "get" Futurama and are doing thier damnest to kill the show.

I guess that FOX feels they've fucked everybody else on paying them by lowballing them on pay and working conditions, the VA's (heart and soul of the show) could be ass-raped on their pay also.

I have a very bad feeling about Futurama 2.0.  It'll probably be utter shit in comparison to Futurama 1.0 due to interference by greedy and myopic bureaucratic execs.

My worst fear:  Katey gets replaced by Kate Mulgrew (Captain Heyday Janeway.)
FistfulOAwesome

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« #322 : 07-25-2009 23:32 »

My worst fear:  Katey gets replaced by Kate Mulgrew (Captain Heyday Janeway.)

NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Archonix

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« #323 : 07-25-2009 23:32 »

Ugh, that'll replace the whale in my nightmares...
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« #324 : 07-26-2009 00:07 »

Epic fail!
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« #325 : 07-26-2009 00:08 »

best hope is that after the voice actors are back they do an episode (or at least a bit in an episode) parodying the situation, where perhaps a TV show within the show (its... Futurino! executive producer: hypnotoad) is made based on the futurama characters and they have some dispute their and the actors are nothing like fry and leela
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« #326 : 07-26-2009 00:08 »

FOX, in their infinite shortsightedness, ruined a chance for a ComicCon panel that would have eclipsed CC of 2007 in greatness.

The original idea of the VA's vs. A FOX Exec was golden.  Now all we got was... this?

DXC giving out a pair of Family guy Boxer shorts?  WTF?  I really, really resent that.  DXC should have told the FOX execs to find some sort of Futurama memorbilia - like one of those hideously overpriced "Bender's Head" things to give away.

Yeah much as I'd love to have gone I'm glad I missed this one... I mean I'm really grateful to IBD1 and others who are/were there and reported, but if I'd have been there I would have been disappointed.

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I guess FOX is saying that they still don't "get" Futurama and are doing thier damnest to kill the show.

Ain't that the truth.
THM

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« #327 : 07-26-2009 00:52 »
« : 07-26-2009 00:54 »

Props to Officer 1BDI for all the info.

Looks like we're going to have to wait awhile to find our resolution...but there is a plus side; whatever they did do, at least they didn't come out, say that talks have broken down permanently, the entire cast is being replaced...ugh, I can't even finish that, but you get the idea - no resolution sucks, but that would've sucked even more. Guess that campaign keeps going, and we keep putting on what pressure we can.

And the wait continues...  :/

(Also, at least there was some good news, about new episodes. Some good news is better than none, even if it did come via a crap presentational method.)
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« #328 : 07-26-2009 00:54 »

And the wait continues...  :/

[sigh] I'll go back to 2006 and dig up my old lawn chair.
THM

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« #329 : 07-26-2009 00:57 »

[sigh] I'll go back to 2006 and dig up my old lawn chair.

You bring the chairs, I'll bring the antacid. :/
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« #330 : 07-26-2009 01:03 »

[sigh] I'll go back to 2006 and dig up my old lawn chair.

You bring the chairs, I'll bring the antacid liquor. :/

Fixed for effectiveness.
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« #331 : 07-26-2009 01:21 »

You know, I didn't really take any of this "FOX is recasting the show!" stuff seriously until now. The VAs couldn't even do the comicon panel? That is seriously disturbing. I am now officially worried. :(
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« #332 : 07-26-2009 03:21 »

all this makes me feel more bemused than angry..  :hmpf:
FryFangirlLisa

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« #333 : 07-26-2009 08:18 »
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I have a very bad feeling about Futurama 2.0.  It'll probably be utter shit in comparison to Futurama 1.0 due to interference by greedy and myopic bureaucratic execs.
That's where the Save The Voices of Futurama campaign really comes in.  Don't underestimate the power that we fans have.  We can and will prevent this VA switch from taking place.  :)

All we have to do is email those guys on a constant basis, and give them our concerns (nicely).  We have to let them know the original voice actors are the heart and soul of the show.  Because if they replace them, that will destroy the show completely.  If that happens, we definitely won't be watching the new Futurama episodes.

Actually, I'm very optimistic about this.  I'm sure that if everyone here on PEEL works together to prevent this disaster from happening, we can actually save the original voice cast of Futurama.  We can do this!  We'll defeat those cruel, heartless, evil Fox executives by having a peaceful (but very effective) chain of protests, like petitions and emails, etc.  

We will succeed!  We'll prevent them from making this decision!  You know, it's freedom of speech!  We can protest as much as we want, and they can't do anything to stop us!  ;)
x.Bianca.x

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« #334 : 07-26-2009 10:35 »

You make a persuasive argument, fryfangirllisa, just give me an email address and I'll spam persuade at will, as long as it takes :)
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« #335 : 07-26-2009 11:15 »

Don't spam them, because they'll just get annoyed and replace the actors to piss you off.
x.Bianca.x

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« #336 : 07-26-2009 11:18 »

I didn't say spam, I changed it to persuade.
Future Shock

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« #337 : 07-26-2009 11:21 »

Don't persuade them too much, because they'll just get annoyed and replace the actors to piss you off.
mossy

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« #338 : 07-26-2009 11:22 »

Don't spam them, because they'll just get annoyed and replace the actors to piss you off.
and have dane cook do all of billy west's voices
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« #339 : 07-26-2009 11:23 »

Who is dane cook?
mossy

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« #340 : 07-26-2009 11:28 »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dane_Cook
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« #341 : 07-26-2009 13:49 »

and have dane cook do all of billy west's voices

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« #342 : 07-26-2009 17:14 »

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

Or is it ;)

Also, "spelt" isnt' a word.
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« #343 : 07-26-2009 17:28 »

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

Or is it ;)

Also, "spelt" isnt' a word.

It is.  Even in American English.  It's a type of wheat, fucker.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spelt
MightyBooshFan91

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« #344 : 07-26-2009 17:40 »


Or is it ;)

Also, "spelt" isnt' a word.

It is back in the old country were I come from....
THM

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« #345 : 07-26-2009 19:30 »

That's where the Save The Voices of Futurama campaign really comes in.  Don't underestimate the power that we fans have.  We can and will prevent this VA switch from taking place.  :)

It's good to hear enthusiasm. And here's hoping that, as they said at the panel, we do have a genuine influence. :)  Hell, it's better than despair - at least at the moment, with no substantive news.

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All we have to do is email those guys on a constant basis, and give them our concerns (nicely).  We have to let them know the original voice actors are the heart and soul of the show.  Because if they replace them, that will destroy the show completely.  If that happens, we definitely won't be watching the new Futurama episodes.


One question; I've been following this thread, and have emailed the names mentioned in the original post about the STVF, and the other two mentioned a little later. Are there any other people that I should be emailing, or should I email those names again? Also, about repeat emailing; what would you recommend as a frequency?
PatchChord_Adams

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« #346 : 07-27-2009 01:14 »


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owiUFHGmSKA

This is the man of 101 voices' take on futurama recasting
FryFangirlLisa

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« #347 : 07-27-2009 05:27 »
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You make a persuasive argument, fryfangirllisa, just give me an email address and I'll spam persuade at will, as long as it takes :)
Okay, I'll PM you the contact info.  :)

And, if anyone else wants to join the STVF campaign, you should do so immediately.  Because we're gonna need a lot of people to make sure that we succeed and prevent the original cast from being replaced.

One question; I've been following this thread, and have emailed the names mentioned in the original post about the STVF, and the other two mentioned a little later. Are there any other people that I should be emailing, or should I email those names again? Also, about repeat emailing; what would you recommend as a frequency?
As far as I know, those are the only email addresses and people we need to contact.

So you just need to keep emailing those people, over and over again.

As for frequency, I would say, email them about 2-3 times a week (at the most).  I wouldn't email them every day, so don't do that at the moment.  Especially since, there's a heck of a lot of people emailing them right now (considering there's over 700 members in the Facebook group).  

We need to make sure they get emails from different people, cause it's better if they get emails from lots of fans (that gives us a louder voice).  But it's also good to email them repeatedly, to make sure they get the message and know exactly how much the voice actors mean to us (and the show).  So I think, a good frequency would be:  2-3 times a week for right now.  And then we'll see what happens.  ^^
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« #348 : 07-27-2009 09:12 »
« : 07-27-2009 09:14 by Futurama_Freak1 »

I have e-mailed a radio show (Hamish and Andy)  down here (in Australia) about this travesty requesting if they would mention to keep the cast on the air, every little bit helps.

I'll let you know how it pans out.
x.Bianca.x

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« #349 : 07-27-2009 11:13 »

Lets just pray Hamish and Andy like futurama, it would be super cool if they were fans :love:
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« #350 : 07-27-2009 12:52 »

Really? I think it would reflect poorly on the rest of us. Still, Future Shock is a fan so it couldn't make us look worse.
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« #351 : 07-27-2009 13:11 »

WTF is Hamish and Andy?
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« #352 : 07-27-2009 13:16 »

Aha! I knew it! I knew Future Shock wasn't really from Australia!
Future Shock

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« #353 : 07-27-2009 13:29 »

Aha! I knew it! I knew Future Shock wasn't really from Australia!

WTF is Australia?
Freako

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« #354 : 07-27-2009 13:44 »

Really? I think it would reflect poorly on the rest of us.

Whats the problem?
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« #355 : 07-27-2009 14:14 »

Problem is that I think they're both massive tools, as funny as a compound fracture, and I can't understand how they're still in the public eye.

But good job for taking the initiative. For better or worse (probably worse) a lot of people do listen to them.
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« #356 : 07-27-2009 14:24 »

I've finally sent an e-mail to the two most recent addresses specified by that Facebook Group...

Hello,
 
First off, I'd like to say that I'm not the sort of person who traditionally gets involved in these letter-writing campaigns. I'm not in to the online petitions, or the barrages of hate mail; generally, I'm more the sort of person who crosses her fingers and hopes for the best, rationalizing that, after all, it's only a TV show. But I've twice seen my favorite show, Futurama, resurrected as a direct result of fan support; and now, with the news that the show is to be re-cast, it seems as if Futurama is in need of help once again.
 
Hence this e-mail. You know, I keep trying to picture Futurama without the original voice actors, and the image my mind conjures is a meager one: one-dimensional characters, bobbing their heads vaguely to convey emotion; croaky, mismatched voices coming out of their mouths, saying words that I'm not particularly interested in listening to. And it occurs to me that--without the likes of Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, and the rest of the talented cast--the show will lose its heart. Regardless of how stunning the animation might be, or how brilliant the writing might be (two hallmarks of the show), I'll still feel as if I'm watching a flip-book, a poor attempt to engage my interest. The characters are the heart of Futurama, and without their original voice actors, the heart will be gone. The show will be stagnant, uncompelling--and, ironically enough, unanimated.
 
I own all four box-sets of the original series; I own all four direct-to-DVD movies. I've bought the comic books, the playing cards--any merchandise I could get my hands on, really. But, despite my fanatical (and, let's admit it, somewhat nerdy) devotion, I would not watch the new season of Futurama if the original voice actors did not return. To be honest, I wouldn't really see the point.
 
And it is in this spirit--jaded, yet cautiously optimistic--that I implore you to reconsider re-casting Futurama. I speak for all the show's fans when I say that, without the voices that have become a part of the characters we love, we will not watch this new season.
 
Thank you for your time.
 
Respectfully,
Gorky's real (real stupid) name

(For some reason, this seems a little snarky to me. But, hey, I think the chances that a Fox executive will even bother to read yet another e-mail with the subject line "Save the Voices of Futurama" are slim, anyway.)
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« #357 : 07-27-2009 14:41 »

I came back to PEEL to find this? It's bad enough Fox canceled "Wonderfalls" but this? BAH!  :mad:

btw Gorky... I really like your letter... as a Futurama fan, I salute you
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« #358 : 07-27-2009 15:47 »

That's where the Save The Voices of Futurama campaign really comes in.  Don't underestimate the power that we fans have.  We can and will prevent this VA switch from taking place.  :)

All we have to do is email those guys on a constant basis, and give them our concerns (nicely).  We have to let them know the original voice actors are the heart and soul of the show.  Because if they replace them, that will destroy the show completely.  If that happens, we definitely won't be watching the new Futurama episodes.

Actually, I'm very optimistic about this.  I'm sure that if everyone here on PEEL works together to prevent this disaster from happening, we can actually save the original voice cast of Futurama.  We can do this!  We'll defeat those cruel, heartless, evil Fox executives by having a peaceful (but very effective) chain of protests, like petitions and emails, etc.  

We will succeed!  We'll prevent them from making this decision!  You know, it's freedom of speech!  We can protest as much as we want, and they can't do anything to stop us!  ;)

Yeah, 'cause the last time you tried something like that, it worked so well.  :rolleyes:
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« #359 : 07-27-2009 15:51 »

I was watching adult swim last night and they were talking about the futurama recast. At the end they said "do it right or we'll make it right" (i'm not exactly sure if that's the words they used) I was tired and the words went by pretty fast, but I know it was something like that. Did anybody else see that?
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