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Univers

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« #320 : 09-04-2012 03:11 »

I also think Fry and Leela's big fling will somehow end with them breaking up.

After all, "overclockwise" truly told the future of the couple, wich will end in a happy way. Nevertheless, there was a few times were they seemed upset at each-other (when they read their future) and even exchanged slaps.

My guess is that their immediate relation will be over in that episode, only to come back in another. I am glad, because my favorites episodes of Futurama are when it's all about Fry & Leela's relationship. And time-travel. :)
UnrealLegend

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« #321 : 09-04-2012 03:51 »

I think I'll avoid the previews for 7B, just so I can watch episodes with the most neutral expectations that I can.

I'm sure that won't stick.  :(
spira

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« #322 : 09-04-2012 03:55 »

I did that for 7A just cos I was so busy. It had its merits. But I missed speculating.
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« #323 : 09-04-2012 15:20 »

Everybody wants ponies.

Not me. Or Freako.
Boxy Robot

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« #324 : 09-04-2012 15:23 »

Everybody wants ponies.

Not me. Or Freako.

Don't you forget about me
Mongo

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« #325 : 09-04-2012 16:15 »

Ponies are good with mustard on rye.
Frida Waterfall

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« #326 : 09-05-2012 19:05 »

Ponies are good with mustard on rye.



You monster!
soraflair
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« #327 : 09-13-2012 06:58 »

Just realized this was never posted:
http://culturemob.com/bumbershoot-review-day-2-futurama-writers-panel

Anyone have any details about this at all, maybe a transcript?
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« #328 : 09-13-2012 11:17 »

Randomly poking through to see what disc I had on the computer, ended up looking at the deleted scenes from 6ACV (disc 1) and this randomly popped up - foreshadowing?
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« #329 : 09-13-2012 19:39 »

Eric Rogers:

"Just saw color screening of what might be my final ep of Futurama... & maybe the best one I've done for the show. #2013 #proud"
spira

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« #330 : 09-13-2012 22:39 »

I think he's just saying "might" because they haven't been renewed yet. But I think they will be. Or else he's quitting the show, which I wouldn't mourn too much?
Just Fan
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« #331 : 09-14-2012 01:01 »

They definitely haven't been renewed yet.
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« #332 : 09-14-2012 20:00 »

They only find out if they're getting renewed in spring 2013.
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« #333 : 09-14-2012 23:41 »

I think I'd be okay with futurama ending after this season, on a relatively high note. We can all agree that the last thing we want is for it to Simpsons itself.
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« #334 : 09-15-2012 08:59 »

No - the show needs to end with an epic interstellar war against the Brainspawn, at the end of which EVERYBODY dies!
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« #335 : 09-15-2012 10:05 »

Coldy's new thing is tragic endings.
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« #336 : 09-15-2012 10:12 »

New thing?  I thought it was his thing.
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« #337 : 09-15-2012 20:04 »
« : 09-15-2012 20:08 »

A more precise date for finding out if the show's been renewed: sometime in January. Confirmed on Eric Rogers' Twitter.

"@mgmalloy might be... We won't know until January, but this could be it!"

"@HonkyTonkBufalo it's not certain yet, but we won't find out if we are coming back until January. If this is it, it's a great last ep 4 me."

"@SlammedDynasty well we don't know for sure if we are done... We find out in January. But if this is it, it's a great final ep for me."
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« #338 : 09-15-2012 20:08 »

So exactly like last time?
DannyJC13

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« #339 : 09-15-2012 20:09 »

So exactly like last time?

The public/fans only found out in March last year, and that wasn't even official, it was leaked by Maurice LaMarche.
Mr Snrub

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« #340 : 09-16-2012 00:33 »

He's done it again! Maurice LaMarche wins the emmy for voice over work in Silence of the Clamps!
spira

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« #341 : 09-16-2012 02:59 »

Wooo, go LaMarche! I didn't much like that episode, but his voice acting was of its usual high standard.
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« #342 : 09-16-2012 17:51 »

Fuck yeah! :D Two years in a row!
sparkybarky

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« #343 : 09-16-2012 21:36 »

Has Billy West ever received an Emmy? Where's the love for him?
Mr Snrub

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« #344 : 09-16-2012 22:55 »

That's a good point. Maybe he's too good for the Emmy's. They're beneath him.
soraflair
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« #345 : 09-17-2012 03:12 »

Awesome, Congrats to LaMarche? Maybe it will help comedy central in their decision making for the series future?
UnrealLegend

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« #346 : 09-17-2012 04:21 »

Nice! That's a well deserved win.

Sadly, I don't think he'll win it three years in a row. I can't think of any episode from 7A where he had a noticeably amazing performance. Maybe the Thief of Baghead?
Tastes Like Fry

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« #347 : 09-17-2012 12:49 »

Yay LaMarche!

But no love for Billy </3

If they were to put an episode up for awards, it should be Fun on a Bun. If not for the voice acting - for the animation and epicness.
cyber_turnip

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« #348 : 09-17-2012 14:55 »

Voice acting is its own category, separate from the animated half-hour category. "Fun on a Bun" will almost certainly be next year's Emmy contender.
Mr Snrub

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« #349 : 09-17-2012 17:43 »

If it's anything like last years nominations, the episode picked will be Thief of Baghead or something. Watch.
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« #350 : 09-17-2012 18:17 »

Eric Rogers has already confirmed 'Fun on a Bun' is their Emmy nomination for next year.
cyber_turnip

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« #351 : 09-17-2012 23:02 »

Last year was less obvious which episode should be entered. "Reincarnation" seemed like a logical choice, but it was a bit "out there" for the likes of Emmy voters and casual fans. "Overclockwise" was something of a fan-favourite, but I think it's an episode that, again, plays much better to established fans of the show than a casual viewer.

The Emmys love an emotional bite to an episode so the next logical choice was "The Tip of the Zoidberg".

If they weren't going to submit "Fun on a Bun", they'd probably go with "Near-Death Wish" or "The Bots and the Bees".
Gorky

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« #352 : 09-20-2012 02:19 »

Is anyone else bothered by the fact that an episode of The Penguins of Madagascar won Best Animated Program? This is almost as much of a travesty as when Samurai Jack beat out "The Sting" many moons ago (I say "almost" because "The Tip of the Zoidberg" was certainly nowhere near as deserving of ultimately pointless institutionalized recognition as was "The Sting." Still a bummer, though).

I'm not trying to be a snob or anything--seeing as how I did not see the award-winning episode in question; it may well have been brilliant--but it just seems kind of silly to me. Isn't there a separate Children's Programming Emmy category for this very reason? I mean, if my beloved Phineas and Ferb doesn't qualify as "adult" programming, I don't think a show about anthropomorphic penguins should be any different.
Spacedal11

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« #353 : 09-20-2012 05:11 »

Sorry, but Samurai Jack had amazing animation. I'm in agreement with everything else you're saying but Samurai Jack is a worthy show to be beaten by.
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« #354 : 09-20-2012 09:07 »

Having amazing animation doesn't equate to being an amazing show.

I haven't seen Samurai Jack, so I'm not saying it wasn't a worthy win, but having better animation that Futurama (which from what I've seen, it doesn't) isn't a reason to give it an award over Futurama. I mean, South Park's won Emmys - it's supposed to be about the quality of the overall product and you can make an amazing overall product with shoddy animation.
Boxy Robot

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« #355 : 09-20-2012 15:06 »

I have actually seen that Penguins of Madagascar episode and do think that it deserved to beat out Futurama in this instance. The winning episode was a fantastic piece of animation history and while the Futurama episode was good, it wasn't as good as the Nickelodeon show. I do agree that POM shouldn't have even been in the category in the first place but as it was, I'm glad it did win...
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« #356 : 09-20-2012 16:08 »

Why Futurama hasn't jumped the shark
cyber_turnip

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« #357 : 09-20-2012 16:43 »

It hasn't jumped the shark, but it has gone somewhat stale and season 7A was terrible.

Also, the article refers to season 7 as Futurama's second season. Obviously, they mean the second season since coming back from cancellation, but still.

But the show's certainly not beyond redemption at this point - I'm just not exactly feeling hugely positive about its future.
Spacedal11

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« #358 : 09-20-2012 19:12 »

Having amazing animation doesn't equate to being an amazing show.

I haven't seen Samurai Jack, so I'm not saying it wasn't a worthy win, but having better animation that Futurama (which from what I've seen, it doesn't) isn't a reason to give it an award over Futurama. I mean, South Park's won Emmys - it's supposed to be about the quality of the overall product and you can make an amazing overall product with shoddy animation.

Samurai Jack was a well written show, and most people were very impressed with the animation, an impressive feat for a children's show. Now it's been a few years since I've seen the show but I digress. Futurama is the show I prefer but I'm totally willing to admit that there are other shows worthy of winning Emmys for best animated show.
Gorky

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« #359 : 09-20-2012 19:28 »

Futurama is the show I prefer but I'm totally willing to admit that there are other shows worthy of winning Emmys for best animated show.

Oh, I definitely agree with that--and, in fact, I don't think "The Tip of the Zoidberg" was at all deserving of critical recognition or praise; it was, to be blunt, one of 6B's shittiest shit-fests.

But that's precisely what bugs me: the writers didn't submit a better 6B episode for Emmy consideration ("Cold Warriors," "Reincarnation") in the first place, and so it's not even like they went down fighting. Those silly penguins trampled 'em, and for good reason.
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