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« on: 08-16-2003 18:21 »
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An article about Rocky and Bullwinkle in the Tempo section of today's Chicago Tribune turns into a nice article about Futurama towards the end. DXC is quoted discussing the sources of inspiration for Futurama.


No new information really, but nice publicity.

My favorite quote: "The fans we have are these hardcore, devoted types? also known as 'nerds.'"

Bending Unit
« Reply #1 on: 08-16-2003 18:45 »

Nice article. Not too much new information, but I think all these articles about Futurama are a good sign. It shows people are interested in the show... As they should be!

Space Pope
« Reply #2 on: 08-16-2003 20:05 »

Why do i have to log-on to read it? Why can't someone just copy+paste it?

« Reply #3 on: 08-16-2003 20:37 »

Heh... I didn't paste it because I don't have an account myself. I read the story in dead-tree format. That, and I have some amount of respect for other people's copyrights.

Perhaps there is a Tribune reader registered as "peelified" with the password "futurama"? Just a guess.

« Reply #4 on: 08-16-2003 20:52 »
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Good guess, zb   ;)

Interesting article, and this
Given the success of "Futurama" on DVD and on the Cartoon Network, it comes as no surprise that there are even murmurings of new episodes. "We are talking about that, but it's a very difficult process," Cohen says. "A lot of people would have to come to complicated agreements. It's a long shot at this time, but it wasn't even being discussed before it came back to Cartoon Network. The ratings have been astounding. It's such a nice surprise, after you've given up all expectations."
[/small]sounds hopeful but really most of it has been said before. Still, it was worth reading, so thanks for pointing it out  :)

Helpy McHelphelp
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« Reply #5 on: 08-17-2003 14:07 »

Nice article, looks like David have been a busy boys giving interviews these last couple of weeks.

"Definitely the high point of relations with the network was the day we pitched the show," Cohen remembers. "Everyone was super-excited, and they ordered the show on the spot -- it was a party, basically. After that, it was like, `Wait a second -- this show takes place in space? They're not on a sofa in 1998? What's happening here?' They got cold feet that the premise was not as down to earth as `The Simpsons.' Matt told me they said, `We were expecting this to be more like "The Simpsons."' Matt said, `It is like "The Simpsons": new and original.'"

And that is the fate of Futurama in a nutshell. FOX just never got it.

also known as 'nerds.

He loves us, he really really loves us. We love you too, David.
M Jackson
« Reply #6 on: 08-17-2003 18:01 »
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Wait a minute that's an insult! I'm not a nerd, I'm just really passionate about Futurama! Well, I guess I have a few nerdish leanings. I'm not going to start playing Dungeons and Dragons or watching Star Trek though.

Bending Unit
« Reply #7 on: 08-18-2003 07:59 »

^heh... nerd.

Nice article, really. I've seen already 3 of them  (DVD.IGN, TVGuide and this one)dated this August, and all - with Dave Cohen talking about chances to come back. May be he sort of started a campaign to raise some money for movie or new eps  :)

We can only keep hoping...

Bending Unit
« Reply #8 on: 08-18-2003 13:47 »

It was good. I cut it out of the newspaper (Yes, I live in a small suburb of Chicago). But the author seemed to have switched topics. One part the author is talking about Rocky and Bullwinkle, and then, talking about Futurama. Sort of skips. Oh well.
Just Chris

Urban Legend
« Reply #9 on: 08-20-2003 00:33 »

Man, I didn't pick up that paper. I'm a Sun-Times fanboy.

Anyways, it's a good article. Part of the "down-to-earthness" FOX wanted is also mentioned in the audio commentaries, especially if you look at 1ACV03.
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