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MuchAdo

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« #120 : 02-17-2013 06:05 »

Over at the Simpsons fansite 'Nohomers' they closed the Futurama fourms today, due to lack of interest.. RIP Futurama.. fourms.
Box Incorporated

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« #121 : 02-17-2013 06:54 »

Once again another Futurama related thing is fucked by the general public not caring or watching it, while the true fans watch and stay only to see it slowly decay from lack of interest. It's the cross it must bear. May the subforum rest in peace.
Eternium

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« #122 : 02-17-2013 08:46 »

I'm trying to make as much people as I know watch Futurama... But half if them only likes stupid family guy(jech)
Inquisitor Hein
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« #123 : 02-17-2013 10:07 »
« : 02-17-2013 10:12 »

Look, it's a form of news. Ish.

Thanks for the Information.
But could you pester politefully presuade him to turn the "show at a panel" into "will post it on youtube" ? ;)
Just Fan
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« #124 : 02-17-2013 11:09 »

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Futurama fans in SF, my panel is at 2pm @ Hotel Kabuki! Come hear me tell you stuff you probably already know! Animation on Display fest!
Source.
I hope "Futurama fans in SF" will share their impressions online. Some vids are highly welcome ;)...
DannyJC13

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« #125 : 02-17-2013 12:28 »

Please don't die again Futurama. :cry:
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« #126 : 02-17-2013 20:29 »

I won't have something to look forward to if it doesn't get renewed. Feed us, we're hungry! :cry:
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« #127 : 02-17-2013 20:31 »

I won't have something to look forward to if it doesn't get renewed. Feed us, we're hungry! :cry:

Well..you still have another 13 episodes that year, which should surpass a "Nothing to look forward to"
TheAnvil

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« #128 : 02-17-2013 22:55 »

I won't have something to look forward to if it doesn't get renewed. Feed us, we're hungry! :cry:

Googzeez

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« #129 : 02-19-2013 01:08 »

Although I would come to the conclusion that forums in general have become somewhat out of vouge due to things like tumblr and Twatter and Phacebook. Us on Web 1.0 are the mighty sloth to those lesser apes and moas.

I'd argue that Futurama is popular on sites like 4chan and tumblr moreso then just fansites like PEEL in terms of numbers of regular users.
MuchAdo

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« #130 : 02-20-2013 19:37 »

The plot for issue #67 of Futurama comics sounds pretty funny;

"While at a seafood restaurant called The Tartar House, Zoidberg gets unstuck in time, ricocheting from the past to the future, but he's going to need the help of the Planet Express crew in the present to prevent all life on Earth from being destroyed!"
 
Wilyfish

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« #131 : 02-20-2013 23:39 »

Hm, Calculon being resurrected..

Wasn't it established in Lethal Inspection that robots can just put their data into a backup unit? Maybe Calculon didn't have one though, being one of the first robots (which we learned from The Honking)
TheMadCapper

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« #132 : 02-21-2013 00:18 »

He also committed suicide, rather than being murdered or killed accidentally.
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« #133 : 02-21-2013 09:54 »

Well he is running on Windows Vista/7. So I guess the OS doesn't contain that functionality.
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« #134 : 02-22-2013 03:10 »

Although I would come to the conclusion that forums in general have become somewhat out of vouge due to things like tumblr and Twatter and Phacebook. Us on Web 1.0 are the mighty sloth to those lesser apes and moas.

I'd argue that Futurama is popular on sites like 4chan and tumblr moreso then just fansites like PEEL in terms of numbers of regular users.

I'd agree. I was also not aware that there was any danger of the show stopping. After watching that last several seasons many times, I've come to the conclusion that Futurama is as good as it's always been.

Best show on tv, and that includes GoT.
Just Fan
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« #135 : 02-25-2013 00:47 »
« : 02-25-2013 00:51 »

A fan podcast with Futurama composer Christopher Tyng. Also 31st Century Fox is among 2013 Genesis Awards Nominations.
UnrealLegend

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« #136 : 02-25-2013 01:05 »

Nice choice.

I feel that 31CF is quite underrated; and easily in the better half of 7A.
Just Fan
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« #137 : 02-25-2013 01:06 »
« : 02-25-2013 08:20 »

And every episode title is revealed! It seems Lewis Morton is back with 2 episodes! He is written the script for TLPJF from season 6A. Ken Keeler is also written 2 episodes for season 7B.
UnrealLegend

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« #138 : 02-25-2013 01:11 »
« : 02-25-2013 01:13 »

Needs more Dan Vebber.

Anyway, it's interesting that both the first and (not surprisingly) the last episodes have been written by Ken.
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« #139 : 02-25-2013 01:23 »

I've got to say, I'm really liking some of the pairings with writers and episodes. Two Keelers, and two Mortons? :D Two Mike Rowes is, well, meh. Also does anyone regconize the writer of Assie Come Home?
Just Fan
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« #140 : 02-25-2013 01:29 »

Also does anyone regconize the writer of Assie Come Home?
Maiya Williams? Nope. BTW, women's writing in Futurama is rare... Carolyn Premish, anyone? :D
UnrealLegend

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« #141 : 02-25-2013 01:32 »

I'm suspecting that the finale isn't a two-parter after all. Why would they have two different writers and directors?
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« #142 : 02-25-2013 01:32 »
« : 02-25-2013 01:34 »

I just looked her up and she's an experienced television writer married to Patrick Verrone. Not a bad freelancer!
Just Fan
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« #143 : 02-25-2013 01:35 »

Oh lord, Futurama became a family business :).
UnrealLegend

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« #144 : 02-25-2013 01:37 »

Only when Matt X. Keeler writes an episode. :)
Just Fan
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« #145 : 02-25-2013 01:38 »

Only when Matt X. Keeler writes an episode. :)
:laff:
Dorsal Axe

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« #146 : 02-25-2013 12:05 »

Also does anyone regconize the writer of Assie Come Home?
She wrote "The Duh-Vinci Code" I believe. I liked that episode, so I'll be interested to see Assie Come Home.
Gorky

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« #147 : 02-25-2013 12:29 »

Carolyn Premish, anyone? :D

I still think that was a pseudonym for Matt Groening, but as it was never addressed in the commentary then I suppose the world will never know for certain. "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela" is still her only writing credit as per IMDb, and while that was by no means an awesome episode, I don't think it was so bad that Hollywood refused to let her freelance on anything ever again.
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« #148 : 02-25-2013 16:14 »

I'm a lot more excited about "T.: The Terrestrial" and a lot less excited about "Fry and Leela's Big Fling", now.

Also, does anyone else find it odd that "Saturday Morning Fun Pit" has just one writer after they reverted back to having a different writer on each segment, like they used to do, in "Naturama"?
Eternium

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« #149 : 02-25-2013 17:20 »

By how many was Reincartation written then?
DannyJC13

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« #150 : 02-25-2013 17:24 »

Reincarnation only had one writer, Aaron Ehasz.
MuchAdo

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« #151 : 02-25-2013 18:21 »

So... all but the two Mike Rowe episodes will rock??!!!
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« #152 : 02-25-2013 18:26 »

Also, does anyone else find it odd that "Saturday Morning Fun Pit" has just one writer after they reverted back to having a different writer on each segment, like they used to do, in "Naturama"?

Given that Naturama turned out to be a waste of a decent idea, I'm not terribly surprised. They've probably decided to go back to one writer for all three parts to see if that can help prevent it from sucking dead weasel balls.
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« #153 : 02-25-2013 21:20 »

It's not like they changed to three writers again straight after "The Holiday Craptacular", though, otherwise I'd agree with you.

Surely the episodes being in a single production season makes them too close together to make calls like that?

I don't know.

Plus, "Naturama", pointless and not exactly great as it was, was better than most of 7A.
Solid Gold Bender

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« #154 : 02-25-2013 21:25 »

That is of course, in your incredulous opinion. Seriously, some people still think Futurama is generally good. So don't speak like your opinion is an assertion that summarizes the general view on modern Futurama. At least for the fans that still enjoy the show. ;)
Inquisitor Hein
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« #155 : 02-25-2013 21:49 »
« : 02-25-2013 23:01 »

That is of course, in your incredulous opinion. Seriously, some people still think Futurama is generally good. So don't speak like your opinion is an assertion that summarizes the general view on modern Futurama. At least for the fans that still enjoy the show. ;)

Well..it's rather obvious that any judgment is merely personal, based on every individual's taste. It is in fact so obvious that hardly anyone will mention it anymore.
When I e.g. write "Branigan Begin Again is overrated", I do not feel the need to add "In my opinion". I just expect everyone to get it that way. After all, there has never been an absolute taste nor an authority in absolute taste.

So, if you still enjoy the show, you should give the literal rat's ass wether cyber_turnip, myself, or anyone else considers a season great/good/bad/Möbius Dick*....


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UnrealLegend

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« #156 : 02-25-2013 23:02 »

Yeah, people shouldn't have to point out that something is their opinion. Just like how I don't need to point out that Neutopia is awful!
Tastes Like Fry

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« #157 : 02-25-2013 23:08 »

And every episode title is revealed! It seems Lewis Morton is back with 2 episodes! He is written the script for TLPJF from season 6A. Ken Keeler is also written 2 episodes for season 7B.

I thought we knew the episode titles already (I knew all but 'Game of tomes' anyway) - but thanks for providing that link. I didn't know the order.

There's also the ep guide on infosphere, it's kinda empty though.
UnrealLegend

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« #158 : 02-25-2013 23:12 »

Just Fan's link essentially confirmed the writers and directors for each episode.

We already knew the titles.

And again; I wish there was more Dan Vebber.
Mr Snrub

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« #159 : 02-25-2013 23:23 »

Weinstein's quickly become one of my favourite writers, kinda wish he'd gotten two episodes. Give him one of Rowe's. better yet, give him both of Rowe's.
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