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Ralph Snart

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« #400 : 07-31-2009 07:12 »
« : 07-31-2009 07:14 »

Billy West is aware of the fans Holy Jihad to convince FOX that the show won't get support from the fans if the original VA's aren't included.

This is his comment, lifted from his  message board:

Yipes!
How can I leave this one alone???
Seriously though,I'm so fortunate to be thought of in this way.
I worked long and hard (what am I? A porno star?)
in my journey and I was also very lucky as well.
I SO know that you guys are super supportive and always have been.
I appreciate it more than you know.

I wanna go back to work and give a thousand percent of my passion and
love of the voice acting craft just like I always have!
I love the show--so let's hope for the best.

Thank you,

Billy  


Now that's class and lets the fans know they are appreciated.

P.S.  I sent him an e-mail asking him to open the board to new members.  I hope he does it so other fans can contribute to his message board.
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« #401 : 07-31-2009 07:14 »

He's a saint!
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« #402 : 07-31-2009 10:20 »

P.S.  I sent him an e-mail asking him to open the board to new members.  I hope he does it so other fans can contribute to his message board.

If anything, he should hire a moderator/admin to handle each new member individually.  Something like e-mailing Billy or this "person" with why they want to be a member and some login details for their first account.

I realise this require some human resources, but it might be for the best.  And I am not sure Billy has the time to manage all those requests.  Plus, other people (like me) are not so easily freaked out by idiots like HJS.
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« #403 : 07-31-2009 11:56 »
« : 07-31-2009 12:04 »

Wow! That was an awesome response from Billy West!!!! :D

Aww, he really does appreciate his fans! That was so nice of him!  <33

I think it's billy@billywest.com .  Will that help?
Thanks!  I'll try that!  :)

And oh yeah, I forgot about Billy West's forums.  I actually have an account there!  So I went back to the forums today, and I posted some messages.  I hope he gets a chance to read what I said.   :)

I also sent Billy a PM too.  I hope he replies back! ^^
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« #404 : 07-31-2009 13:43 »
« : 07-31-2009 13:44 »

The voice actors have to take this pay cut, because knowing the fox retards execs they will replace the cast, if they don't take the pay cut we could end up with Fred Masson  :cry:

Or worse... we could end up with David Nowlin, Andrew Chaikin, or William Kasten!  :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
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« #405 : 07-31-2009 18:44 »

Maybe somebody on his forum (I know Officer1BDI is) can open a thread or PM him or the mods to open back up registration for the site? An e-mail might not reach him.
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« #406 : 07-31-2009 19:42 »

I don't know if this means anything:

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/674841
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« #407 : 07-31-2009 19:48 »

I'll try and keep my emotions tempered, but I do hope that article is correct.
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« #408 : 07-31-2009 20:01 »

I'll try and keep my emotions tempered, but I do hope that article is correct.

Me too...
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« #409 : 07-31-2009 20:17 »
« : 07-31-2009 20:24 »

I certainly hope so. Interesting that it suggests that the feature film is a given as well which will be news to me at least. Don't know whether that's a great sign and a wonderful cap to it all or a bad sign suggesting they haven't got all the facts right...

I'm still not a hundred percent sure about whether I think Futurama is ready for a feature film though, I have doubts about the viability of it all. We'll see though :)

/edit - just did a quick trawl through Futurama news to see whether anyone else is carrying this and couldn't find anything specific. Interestingly though I did come across a headline from Newsarama just yesterday that claimed that it was Official, Futurama WILL be Recast. But then when I go to click the link it's a 404... hmm...
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« #410 : 07-31-2009 20:22 »

It would likely come after the new episodes if ever. Either more good news or they took DXC's comments at Comic-Con out of context.
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« #411 : 07-31-2009 20:23 »

Is great to read that! I hope is 100% true.

I'm still not a hundred percent sure about whether I think Futurama is ready for a feature film though, I have doubts about the viability of it all. We'll see though :)
I also think is to premature to create a feature film..
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« #412 : 07-31-2009 20:25 »

Interesting if true... :D

I'm still not a hundred percent sure about whether I think Futurama is ready for a feature film though, I have doubts about the viability of it all.
Futurama might be ready, not sure the writers are (shudders at memory of BBS, BwaBB, and trailers for the other 2).
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« #413 : 07-31-2009 20:26 »

I really doubt that they're in feature film talks right now, and they're probably just taking DXC out of context. Wouldn't they first want to see how well the show fares on return - or get the VA mess settled before launching into those sorts of talks?
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« #414 : 07-31-2009 20:35 »

From Mo's Facebook:
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Maurice LaMarche  had a productive afternoon... he finally cleaned up his backyard - threw away all the sun-scarred cracked pool toys, peeling boogie boards, an old broom, deflated faded basketball, and, oh yeah, closed his Futurama deal.
We're back baby! Please insert liquor!
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« #415 : 07-31-2009 20:37 »

From Mo's Facebook:
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Maurice LaMarche  had a productive afternoon... he finally cleaned up his backyard - threw away all the sun-scarred cracked pool toys, peeling boogie boards, an old broom, deflated faded basketball, and, oh yeah, closed his Futurama deal.
We're back baby! Please insert liquor!

Yay!!!
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« #416 : 07-31-2009 20:41 »
« : 07-31-2009 20:43 »

Thank Zombie Jesus!  Hope it's true.  Edit: Yeah I guess Maurice LaMarche saying it makes it a done deal!

What the "feature film" thing MIGHT mean is that they included a provision in the contract that the voice actors would automatically be signed on should a feature film ever be made.  I'm guess this because I remember taht some years ago after one of the contract renewals for the Simpsons actors it was reported that they'd been signed up for "up to three" movies, in case any got made.  If it's similar here, than that would mean that it's not a given, but that at least some thought is being put into doing one, which would be awesome.
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« #417 : 07-31-2009 21:05 »

What the "feature film" thing MIGHT mean is that they included a provision in the contract that the voice actors would automatically be signed on should a feature film ever be made.
that sounds interesting!
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« #418 : 07-31-2009 21:26 »

Hot diggity daffodil!

While I'm sceptical about being enough of us Futurama geeks to warrent a feature film, I'm glad to get the 26 eps with the possibility of more after that.

Futurama has more lives than a cat.
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« #419 : 07-31-2009 21:31 »
« : 07-31-2009 21:33 »

YES!  *happy dance*

Edit: A feature film clause would be awesome, but I'm not holding my breath.  Confirmation that the original cast is back is enough for now.
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« #420 : 07-31-2009 21:34 »

Fuck yes. Though I was pretty sure this would all work out, I'm glad that we didn't have to spend months upon months waiting for good news. This is such a wonderful day for dorks, geeks, and nerds everywhere.
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« #421 : 07-31-2009 22:00 »

Whew! The show just dodged a major bullet there. Now we can get back to waiting a year for the new episodes.

As for this Feature Film dealie, I think they can pull it off. BBS and ITWGY worked pretty well as movies, and without having to write them as episodes (which never made sense anyway) there should be no problems aside from coming up with a story worthy of a movie.
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« #422 : 07-31-2009 22:09 »

A feature film would be really good to end the series (By which I mean a definite end not like ITWGY where they might have been coming back).
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« #423 : 07-31-2009 22:20 »

Yesss!!

As for the feature film, I'm ambivalent right now.
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« #424 : 07-31-2009 22:44 »

This is good news for my future ;)
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« #425 : 07-31-2009 22:53 »

HAAZZZAHHH!!!!
Just heard the news!
Fantastic, looking forward to the new season now!
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« #426 : 07-31-2009 22:56 »

Shouldn't this topic title be changed to "Fox revives the show again:  Keeping original cast Voice Actors"?
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« #427 : 07-31-2009 23:00 »

Fuck yes. Though I was pretty sure this would all work out, I'm glad that we didn't have to spend months upon months waiting for good news.

My thoughts exactly.
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« #428 : 07-31-2009 23:06 »

According to Variety only three of the VAs have actually signed contracts so far.  Keeping my fingers crossed that it'll be 5 for 5 (and I'm sure it will, as I doubt only a fraction of the cast would sign contracts without being sure everyone else was joining them).
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« #429 : 07-31-2009 23:15 »

D 'oh!
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« #430 : 07-31-2009 23:36 »

Well PEELers, it looks like the pressure from us has saved the series.  Again.

I'll treat every PEELer to a cyber-beer.  A cyber-Coke for the underaged members.

Ralph "We did good, didn't we?" Snart
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« #431 : 07-31-2009 23:37 »

I'll take that coke there.  I am legally allowed to drink beer, but personally, I'd prefer a coke.

And to answer your rhetorical question; yes.
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« #432 : 07-31-2009 23:40 »

Also...

Hot off the press and an interesting read.

http://tinyurl.com/n6cn9g
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« #433 : 07-31-2009 23:40 »

I'll have a Slurm,
Freshly excreted.
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« #434 : 07-31-2009 23:41 »

Also...

Hot off the press and an interesting read.

http://tinyurl.com/n6cn9g


Dunno if you've noticed the work I've done at the Infosphere: http://new.theinfosphere.org/Recasting_ploy
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« #435 : 07-31-2009 23:44 »

Also...

Hot off the press and an interesting read.

http://tinyurl.com/n6cn9g


Dunno if you've noticed the work I've done at the Infosphere: http://new.theinfosphere.org/Recasting_ploy

::blushes::

Ah, no.  I haven't gotten over there... yet.   

I appologize for posting any duplicate material.
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« #436 : 07-31-2009 23:45 »

According to Variety only three of the VAs have actually signed contracts so far.  Keeping my fingers crossed that it'll be 5 for 5 (and I'm sure it will, as I doubt only a fraction of the cast would sign contracts without being sure everyone else was joining them).

I'm sure Billy and John will come to terms with Fox. Since the others have signed, I'm sure they are more apt to signing the deal.

Long live Futurama.
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« #437 : 07-31-2009 23:53 »

::blushes::

Ah, no.  I haven't gotten over there... yet.   

I appologize for posting any duplicate material.

Our motto is; if it's Futurama, we'll cover it.  Well, official Futurama, we do not have fanfics and that sort of thing.
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« #438 : 08-01-2009 00:00 »
« : 08-01-2009 00:01 »

Awesome news!  Like Smarty, I'm sure Billy & John will sign up.  HOWEVER, I'm a bit more vindictive than most.  I still say, even after everyone signs up, the dumbass braindead fox suit who thought this was a good idea should be dragged kicking & screaming into the light, so he/she can not only be fired for incompetence but also flogged by the multitude of Futurama fans.  Save me a place at the front of the line...

PS - I'm sharing a celebratory cyber 6-pack with Ralph right now...
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« #439 : 08-01-2009 01:07 »

Tweet from within the past half-hour by Phil LaMarr.  I do not know with 100% certainty the rest of the conversation he is responding to, but I would bet this is about Futurama.

www.twitter.com/phillamarr

"No no. Sorry, I meant I have no comment. Supporting cast will do our deals after all this is done."


I would have considered Maurice and Tress supporting cast as well, but what do I know?
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