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Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« #160 : 09-10-2013 21:08 »
« : 09-10-2013 21:18 »

For anyone who didn't catch Futurama Live!..
Pre-Show - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OThQqFcdog
Post-Show - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_MBFxSEpqo

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« #161 : 09-11-2013 05:28 »


Thanks, MRM!!

UnrealLegend

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« #162 : 09-11-2013 06:03 »

Now that they've brought it up, I'm super disappointed that Lauren's laugh never made it in.  :(
Beamer

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« #163 : 09-11-2013 06:19 »

Cheers for the links, MRM. Will check them out when I get home. :D

Also, why the fuck does this thread have a spoiler warning? What possible thing could Futurama News spoil at this point?
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« #164 : 09-11-2013 06:26 »

Not everyone wants to hear if Futurama is renewed again, you know.
Beamer

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« #165 : 09-11-2013 06:28 »

UnrealLegend

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« #166 : 09-11-2013 06:31 »

Quantum Neutrino Field

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« #167 : 09-11-2013 06:36 »
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Beamer

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« #168 : 09-11-2013 06:44 »

Jezzem

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« #169 : 09-11-2013 07:02 »

Beamer

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« #170 : 09-11-2013 07:04 »

MuchAdo

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« #171 : 09-11-2013 08:59 »
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What's with all these rumors that Netflix is trying to pick the show up?
I do not want the show to go to Netflix, it will be waaaay too fucking cheap.
It was already revealed that Netflix would have no where the budget CC did.
It may as well be a puppet show in the park.

I say just let it end now and continue to be a comic book series.

Then MAYBE in about four or five years do 3 or 4 DVD movies (again) to finish the show off forever with big stories.
Most of the complaints casual fans had on the finale was that it simply wasn't long enough.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« #172 : 09-11-2013 11:17 »

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« #173 : 09-11-2013 12:10 »

The finale indeed wasn't long enough as a final episode. The finale must be different from the regular episodes- yeah, movies.
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« #174 : 09-11-2013 12:37 »

I just heard that Futurama is being picked up for a new season in 2015 by the sci-fi channel.



Not really, but that made you happy for a second, didn't it?
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« #175 : 09-11-2013 12:56 »

I just heard that Futurama is being picked up for a new season in 2015 by the sci-fi channel.



Not really, but that made you happy for a second, didn't it?
Nope. I read the second sentence first :D
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« #176 : 09-11-2013 13:27 »

'I just heard' is too non excited for that. Something like this would be better:

NICKELODEON IS GOING TO PICK UP FUTURAMA!  (Which is indead fake and would be a disaster)  :D
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« #177 : 09-11-2013 16:47 »

I have no strong feelings about anything in particular.
If I die, tell my wife... hello.

I wonder if there's any possibility behind the notion of a Futurama theatrical release. Groening and Cohen and Billy West have all spoken about the possibility, so it's fair to say that it's something they've discussed.
Katey Sagal has remarked that Groening told her: "we'll find a place" and "don't worry, it's not going to end". This is in her words, but she seems a reliable source.
If anybody can keep a show alive for far longer than would be considered wise or reasonable, it's Matt Groening.
MuchAdo

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« #178 : 09-11-2013 17:02 »

Matt has recently stated Fox has no interest in a theatrical film.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« #179 : 09-11-2013 20:51 »

Matt has recently stated Fox has no interest in a theatrical film.
Source?
cyber_turnip

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« #180 : 09-11-2013 22:21 »

I'd love for there to be a theatrical film. I think it'd be the perfect send-off for the series and the show lends itself so much to an epic feature film.

Obviously, most people are less than hugely positive about the films that we got, but they're a completely different bag given the way that they were written and produced to serve as episodes as well as films - and were made in the exact same way that the show was.

I have every bit of faith that if they got the chance to make a "proper" film, they'd absolutely knock it out of the park. I mean, hell, whilst it wasn't amazing, The Simpsons Movie was the best thing that The Simpsons had put out in about 10 years, if that's anything to go by.
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« #181 : 09-12-2013 02:34 »

I'm still sad
And south park, the Simpsons and bobs burgers wont be back for two weeks, so there nothing good on tv
(except for friday legends of Korra comes back)

I hope it gets picked up again, I hate being in this situation, I was so sure it was going to come back
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« #182 : 09-12-2013 02:44 »

"Nothing good on tv?" Uhhh, Breaking Bad, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Boardwalk Empire and Sons of Anarchy to name a few... Plus, two weeks isn't exactly a very long wait. Use it as an opportunity to re-watch what you love / check out something you've been meaning to. :)
Kataang102

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« #183 : 09-12-2013 02:55 »
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I'm a cartoon person, the only live action shows I like are, the big bang theory,
And these ones are more dramatic and it's actuly reality but they're amazing, and not like most reality shows, and they are I should be alive
And Mayday/Aircrash investigation
Mystery Diagnosis

I don't like live action too much because it's fake, and yes I am aware cartoons are fake too but they are more interesting to me
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« #184 : 09-12-2013 03:07 »

"It's fake" is a really, really bizarre argument to justify such thinking. All fiction is "fake," that's the point. You're missing out on a HUGE amount of clever, unique, innovative and award-winning material by writing off almost every scripted live action show ever. But hey, whatever. Your loss, not mine. :)
MuchAdo

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« #185 : 09-12-2013 05:45 »

Matt has recently stated Fox has no interest in a theatrical film.
Source?

One of the many news articles that pop up on the ticker on this very site.

You dig for it if you don't believe me... b/c I don't really care.
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« #186 : 09-12-2013 13:51 »
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I'm not at all saying the shows are bad

I usually mean it for fake medical shows, and crime shows
I have sen some fantastic live action shows but I'm a cartoon person
Beamer

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« #187 : 09-12-2013 14:29 »

Yeah, episodic genre shows are bad. But you said you like The Big Bang Theory, which is a perfect example of bad tv. Having the occassional science joke in a formulaic, badly-written laugh-track sitcom doesn't change the fact that it's a formulaic, badlt-written laugh-track sitcom. There are some awe-inspiring serialised shows out there that can easily stand up against some of the best films ever made in terms of quality.

If you're into funny cartoons, what about comedies like 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation, which practically play like live action cartoons? The former having the break-neck pacing of classic era Simpsons alongside a cartoonishly loose grip on reality, and the latter creating its own small world full of quirks, running gags and recurring side characters in a Springfield-esque small town. And Arrested Development practically dwarfs all animated shows in terms of how many sight gags and nods to the audience it can cram into any given episode. Or are they all shit too because they weren't drawn by koreans? :rolleyes:
MuchAdo

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« #188 : 09-12-2013 15:10 »
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Yeah, episodic genre shows are bad. But you said you like The Big Bang Theory, which is a perfect example of bad tv. Having the occassional science joke in a formulaic, badly-written laugh-track sitcom doesn't change the fact that it's a formulaic, badlt-written laugh-track sitcom. There are some awe-inspiring serialised shows out there that can easily stand up against some of the best films ever made in terms of quality.

If you're into funny cartoons, what about comedies like 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation, which practically play like live action cartoons? The former having the break-neck pacing of classic era Simpsons alongside a cartoonishly loose grip on reality, and the latter creating its own small world full of quirks, running gags and recurring side characters in a Springfield-esque small town. And Arrested Development practically dwarfs all animated shows in terms of how many sight gags and nods to the audience it can cram into any given episode. Or are they all shit too because they weren't drawn by koreans? :rolleyes:

Give this man a goddamn medal of honor.

"Trailer Park Boys" is the best cartoon around.. and it's live action!
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« #189 : 09-13-2013 03:51 »

I'm not at all saying the shows are bad

I usually mean it for fake medical shows, and crime shows
I have sen some fantastic live action shows but I'm a cartoon person

While I completely agree with all of what Beamer said about TBBT and his recommendations of excellent live action series, if you're really only looking for cartoons, might I recommend Archer? It's currently one of my favorite shows and is absolutely hilarious, as well as amazingly well-written and clever.

Anyway, back on topic, I'd love a theatrical Futurama film. Even though I wasn't a huge fan of the four movies we already got, as cyber_turnip said, I feel confident a theatrical film could be excellent since it wouldn't be constrained by the episode format.
Honestly, though, since I enjoyed "Meanwhile" so much, I'm content with no return at all (and I don't think it's realistic for one to happen either way); a theatrical release would just be the best option in my opinion if such a thing were to occur.
UnrealLegend

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« #190 : 09-13-2013 04:13 »
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I thought the four movies were all good in their own right, for different reasons.

Bender's Big Score was the ultimate return to Futurama; it was packed with more fan service and inside references than anything else ever produced by the show. The plot was brilliant, the scammer aliens were memorable antagonists and the twist is one of the best to date. Unfortunately it's excellentness is set back by internal flaws and contradictions that the time travel creates. I'm also not hugely fond of Fry's obsessive, whiny characterisation. But despite these shorcomings, it's still my favourite of the four movies.

The Beast with a Billion Backs featured a plot that's really, really crazy. The idea of an enormous tentacle alien taking over the universe in the name of love is so deliciously absurd, and the middle segments in particular are great. Again, continuity errors are this film's downfall, as well as even more stupid characterisation. I hate Fry's impulsive suicidal moments, at they were particularly annoying here. I also feel as though the goofiness goes a bit overboard. It's still really funny, so I can't say I dislike TBWABB.

Bender's Game started off really well. I'd even go as far as saying the first half is among the show's funniest episodes. It goes downhill really fast once they get to Cornwood though. I'm a huge fan of LotR, but I felt that a lot of the references were tacked on really poorly, not to mention that the link between the first and second half of the movie is practically non-existent. Easily some of the show's worst writing in my opinion.

Into the Wild Green Yonder is the one I have the most neutral feelings towards. I feel like the Feminista plot isn't particularly bad, but snoringly unremarkable. The only thing that doesn't slam it into mediocre territory for me is the brilliant way it ties into the story with the dark ones. The climax is really tense and well-directed, so it wins points for that. On the flip side, I feel like Fry winning Leela over was a bit random and unjustified; to me the movie lacked enough build-up to pull a stunt like that.

As for a theatrical film, I'd fully support that seeing as I was a bit underwhelmed by the "finale" aspect of Meanwhile (though I thought it was great as an episode). Provided that enough effort goes into it, it'd be fantastic. Mixing the best of BBS and ITWGY would be like heaven for me.
MuchAdo

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« #191 : 09-13-2013 16:34 »

So... must we wait 3-4 years again before we hear any positive news on more Futurama, just like after the original run?
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« #192 : 09-13-2013 19:27 »

By the way the infosphere says fry and Leela are married
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« #193 : 09-13-2013 19:32 »

By the way the infosphere says fry and Leela are married

After "Meanwhile", they will not be able to remember anything. Yet "not remembering anything" is not a "divorce". It all depends wether their marriage can be seen as legal (and 30th century laws might be different from today).
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« #194 : 09-13-2013 19:44 »

So... must we wait 3-4 years again before we hear any positive news on more Futurama, just like after the original run?

I think we'll be likely to hear much sooner, this time around - if at all.

Show's being revived from the dead seems to be much more commonplace nowadays than it was a few years ago and this time, they're clearly aware that that's a real option, whereas when the show was first cancelled, I think the majority of the staff thought that was the end.

I mean, David X. Cohen moved on and started putting a new animated show together starring Coolio. It never got past the pilot, but he clearly didn't see Futurama as his job any more.

Now, however, I bet they're far more aware that it's a very real possibility that they'll have to get back on that wagon and start making new episodes (or a movie or something) all over again.
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« #195 : 09-13-2013 22:13 »

I remember them saying that they'd tell fans Futurama would one day be back, but they thought they were lying.
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« #196 : 09-14-2013 03:43 »

I think the words "We'll be back" have become more-or-less a knee jerk reaction for the producers now. :p
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« #197 : 09-14-2013 04:23 »

I've got high hopes for a Re-Re-Revival. I mean it's not like it's unlikely, as this has happened to the show 2 Times before. I'm sure alot of Networks would love to have the show, what with all the awards it's won and the already huge fanbase it has.

Like Cyber_Turnip said, If there is a Revival, I'm sure it'll happen sooner than later. Matt has already told the Voice actors that they'll return, and I think he's a pretty reliable sorce. Like I said, I really don't think he'd cut them off in the middle of their 'thank-you' to him just to say "We might come back, Maybe". He said to them that they Will be returning, and having Matt say that they'll be back is about half the Confirmation for me. Here's hoping Matt can find a greatd network for Futurama!
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« #198 : 09-14-2013 20:20 »

I feel like the only one that really liked the series ending at "Meanwhile".

I mean, I'd love to see more, but only like one more season. I'm happy with the 7 we got.

I liked the way things ended with Meanwhile. It's on-par with the Devils Hands Finale in my opinion. The emotion of it is all felt.

If Futurama came back just to be ended again, I don't think we'd have another good finale like this one. I mean it really felt like The End. I was really satisfied by the way they ended this episode in the last 5 minutes. I don't think they could ever top this ending off.

Nope, never.  :nono:
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« #199 : 09-14-2013 22:01 »

I feel like the only one that really liked the series ending at "Meanwhile".


I'm also happy with that being the endpoint. Everything has to end sometime, after all. Nothing is eternal, and death is an essential process for everything from a bacterium to a TV show to a star.
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