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Professor Zoidy

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« #80 : 03-08-2012 01:45 »

Well, two episodes may not constitue a trend to you in the big picture but it's rather tiresome and trends to be lazier than coming up with a title that doesn't include "-ama" at the suffix.

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Jezzem

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« #81 : 03-08-2012 02:04 »

I'll agree that it's lazy and tiresome once we start getting enough of them for it to actually seem lazy and tiresome. A second episode title with that suffix doesn't really make me think "Oh GOD, not this again", it more makes me think "that's a little similar to Benderama, isn't it?"
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« #82 : 03-08-2012 02:06 »

2 episodes in 2 series in 2 years is starting to become... trend-ish.   
Kornography

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« #83 : 03-08-2012 02:46 »

Are we seriously critiquing an episode title?
UnrealLegend

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« #84 : 03-08-2012 02:54 »
« : 03-08-2012 02:55 »

Yes.

Futurama often has fantastic episode titles (such as "The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings").

Seeing a bad title really makes it clear that the quality of the show is declining.
spira

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« #85 : 03-08-2012 02:57 »

I don't know about "the quality of the show is declining," but it does seem lazier. Also, when we have next to no info about any other aspect of the episodes, we're bound to discuss the titles to death.
UnrealLegend

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« #86 : 03-08-2012 03:01 »

To clarify, my above post was meant to be stupid.

i_c_weiner

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« #87 : 03-08-2012 08:37 »

This is also confirmation that "The Inhuman Torch", "2-D Blacktop" and "Forty Percent Leadbelly" are 7B episodes (unless they're just working titles, I suppose).
I really hope that "The 40% Leadbelly" is not just a working title. I would love to see them do more titles like this and "The 30% Iron Chef" in the future, la The Simpsons with "Bart Gets an A" et al. Also, the title obviously means that Bender becomes a blues or folk singer, which is totally origina--- well, I liked it a lot the first time they did it, so I'm hoping the second go is as good (or better, as viewed by the majority of you lot).
Inquisitor Hein
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« #88 : 03-08-2012 10:03 »
« : 03-08-2012 10:04 »

I can certainly agree with spira's "lazier.
Earlier episodes often started with a sci fi background, that -while showing similarities to present aspects- still kept a unique, funny, and original character.
Later episodes often took present things rather directly...

E.g. "I dated a Robot" clearly symbolized illegal downloading, but in a symbolic way. The sci fi plot was still the story's driving force.
While in "Attack of the Killer App", it was a mere "let's just put Twitter in that episode".
DannyJC13

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« #89 : 03-08-2012 16:29 »
« : 03-08-2012 20:54 »

Got nothing against the '-ama' titles, but you all seem to have forgot Colorama from Reincarnation too...

Eric:

Today's writers room view: nakatomi plaza from "die hard". #futuramafun #comeouttothecoast #wewillhaveafewlaughs

Jezzem

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« #90 : 03-09-2012 00:09 »

Well, if we're counting the titles of the segments in Reincarnation, that makes it two "-ama" titles in season 6 and one in Season 7.

Since we're already judging new episode titles and deducing "trends" from the titles of two seasons, I'd say that two "-ama" titles in one season and then only one in the next would suggest a trend of there being less "-ama" titles as the series goes on. :p
UnrealLegend

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« #91 : 03-09-2012 01:10 »

We don't know that for sure. For all we know, the 7B titles could be 7ACV14-o-rama, 7ACV15-o-rama, etc.

And I sincerely hope I didn't give the writers ideas just then.  :shifty:
DannyJC13

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« #92 : 03-09-2012 17:29 »
« : 03-10-2012 10:36 »

And I sincerely hope I didn't give the writers ideas just then.  :shifty:

I think they've already completed all the titles for 7B...

The '-ama' titles could go on forever, really.

Futurama-ama. Powerama. Superama. Toiletama. Megama. Goldenama.

Limitless.

Also, Metro (a British newspaper) interviewed Matt Groening, one nice little quote from it was:

"...I could easily fill up my entire life just working on Futurama. I just have so much fun with it."

Full thing here.

Aimee:

Just read my next and last #futurama script for a while! #720 It's really funny n cute! Yay! Looking fwd 2 workin on it after we finish #714
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« #93 : 03-10-2012 15:36 »

We don't know that for sure. For all we know, the 7B titles could be 7ACV14-o-rama, 7ACV15-o-rama, etc.

And I sincerely hope I didn't give the writers ideas just then.  :shifty:

I suppose they could say they were just following the pattern used with naming Neptune's moons, which had numbers instead of names for ages.
spira

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« #94 : 03-11-2012 01:53 »

So do pretty much all celestial bodies. I suppose the -ama thing isn't a trend, really, but it does seem kind of cheap. I feel like it has been used more event hough it hasn't. That's not exactly a good thing.
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« #95 : 03-11-2012 02:01 »

I know, I'm just going by all my primary school posters of the Solar System: all the moons were named, except for Neptune, which aside from Triton and Nereid, had numbers.  This was about fifteen years ago though, and the posters might have been out of date then (you can actually see the exact same one I had in my classroom when you watch Matilda, oddly enough.)   
spira

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« #96 : 03-11-2012 16:28 »

Hah, the Matilda thing is pretty awesome, actually (and it gives me an excuse to watch Matilda again).
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« #97 : 03-12-2012 01:16 »

The poster is the one in her room.  I think you see it when she slams the door in her father's face with HER POWAHS
DannyJC13

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« #98 : 03-12-2012 21:09 »

I've just realised, Matilda is like a child-friendly version of Chronicle...
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« #99 : 03-12-2012 23:04 »

Even with the Trunchbull, Matilda was one of the far more child friendly Roald Dahl books.  Grand High Witches, Vermicious Knids, giants and gnoolies oh my.
DannyJC13

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« #100 : 03-13-2012 20:24 »

Lauren Tom (Amy) is auctioning the Futurama Monopoly signed by the cast, here.
[-mArc-]

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« #101 : 03-14-2012 01:46 »

Posted this on CGEF / CGEF facebook account:

The Emerald City Comicon in Seattle will have a Futurama panel with Billy West, John DiMaggio and maybe Maurice LaMarche on Saturday March 31st.
DannyJC13

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« #102 : 03-14-2012 09:31 »

Oh boy! :D Wonder if they'll preview Season 7?
meisterPOOP

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« #103 : 03-14-2012 13:52 »

Maybe,

But can you can streatch your right foot behind your shoulder.
DannyJC13

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« #104 : 03-14-2012 16:29 »

But can you can streatch your right foot behind your shoulder.

I'm not quite sure what streatching is, care to elaborate?
Tofu_Lion

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« #105 : 03-14-2012 22:29 »

It's stretching with the intent to reach something. Streaching. Can't believe you didn't know that...
DannyJC13

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« #106 : 03-15-2012 21:09 »
« : 03-15-2012 21:54 »

It's stretching with the intent to reach something. Streaching. Can't believe you didn't know that...

Nope, you just said yourself that that's streaching. I'm talking about streatching. :p

Also, Eric:

1st color screening of my 1st episode as a full time hack here on the show. Cannot wait to see what Rough Draft has done! #futurama

and then:

That was delightful. Could not be happier with how that turned, gonna be a great episode. #futurama
Tofu_Lion

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« #107 : 03-15-2012 22:15 »

Haha, I bet It's not often that someone misspells a misspelled word...Did Eric mention which episode he was talking about?
UnrealLegend

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« #108 : 03-15-2012 22:19 »

I think he means 7ACV05. "my 1st episode as a full time hack here on the show" couldn't really mean anything else.
DannyJC13

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« #109 : 03-15-2012 22:24 »

Yup, most likely Zapp Dingba.

One of the tweets has already been added to it's Infosphere page. :)
Tofu_Lion

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« #110 : 03-15-2012 22:25 »

I didn't know which one was to be his first, thanks for the info.
DannyJC13

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« #111 : 03-16-2012 16:52 »

Somewhat related. Eric:

Delightful breakfast meeting. Life after #futurama? Indeed!
Benderino

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« #112 : 03-19-2012 17:00 »
« : 03-24-2012 08:48 by TheMadCapper »

so........ when do these episodes air?

hellooo! I'm new
Scrappylive

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« #113 : 03-19-2012 17:07 »

In the U.S., the new episodes will most likely start airing mid-to-late June 2012. I don't know when they will air in the U.K. (which, according to your profile, is from whence you hail.)

PEELers tend to not like when you double post. Try making use of that handy Edit button when adding onto a post. Other helpful tips for PEELing and keeping flamers at bay can be found on The Manual. :)

Also, welcome to PEEL, Benderino. :cool:
Solid Gold Bender

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« #114 : 03-19-2012 19:20 »

I really hope they air a week earlier than last year. I really hope so! Then more episodes for me before I go to my camp.

Welcome Benderino! Do not feel like an idiot or stupid for your doublepost, most members start out that way. Welcome to PEEL! And yes, please read the manual. ;)
Beanoz4

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« #115 : 03-19-2012 20:54 »

so........ when do these episodes air?
Knowing Sky Season 7A will most likely start next summer (not certain) but we have 6B coming sometime this year (hopefully)
DannyJC13

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« #116 : 03-19-2012 21:00 »

Benderino, we have a thread about Futurama in the UK too. :D
Tofu_Lion

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« #117 : 03-20-2012 01:39 »

hellooo! I'm new


Welcome aboard, good chum. :)
DannyJC13

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« #118 : 03-22-2012 22:16 »

Eric:

This is a strange job... 6 hours of joke cricket noises, then 2 hours of comedy gold vomit. #onarollnow #futurama
UnrealLegend

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« #119 : 03-22-2012 22:47 »
« : 03-24-2012 09:07 »

Ohh, are we getting a 6 hour episode?  :p

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