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Re: Futuroomba!

Postby RogueCynic » Sun May 26, 2013 9:16 pm UTC

Oh, horrors! I saw the trailer for the next season, apparently it will be the last. Are they planning to put the show on Netflix as a subscription service like Arrested Development?
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Re: Futuroomba!

Postby Mordus » Tue May 28, 2013 12:09 am UTC

Come on Netflix, do it. Actually go with the 3 F's. Farscape, Firefly and Futurama. Geek out.

No, there are no real rumors of any of these happening.

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Re: Futuroomba!

Postby folkhero » Tue May 28, 2013 12:27 am UTC

Mordus wrote:Come on Netflix, do it. Actually go with the 3 F's. Farscape, Firefly and Futurama. Geek out.

I hear people pushing for Netflix to pick up Firefly (which they reportedly have no interest in) but I don't really understand it. Joss Wedon is doing the Avenger movies these days, he isn't going to be interested in a Netflix only series and I don't want to see a Firefly that is helmed by someone else.

As for Futurama, I will be sad to see it go, but maybe it's better that it doesn't go on for a billion years like the Simpsons.
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Re: Futuroomba!

Postby Mordus » Tue May 28, 2013 1:28 am UTC

I can understand the view as far as Joss, but I disagree that he wouldn't want to do it. In the interviews I've seen it seemed like he would have loved to do more and could be tempted to if given the opportunity. Of course this could all just be talk as anybody would do when they are talking about a project they did.

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Re: Futuroomba!

Postby Jorpho » Wed May 29, 2013 3:21 am UTC

Indeed, I do recall that Mr. Whedon has gone on the record as saying that maybe something will be done once he's finished his business with Marvel and once Mr. Fillion has finished his commitments with Castle, but not at the moment.

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Re: Futuroomba!

Postby RogueCynic » Wed May 29, 2013 5:15 am UTC

I was not into Firefly, so seeing it on Netflix makes no difference to me. I have a ridiculously large HDTV in my den so watching Futurama on my laptop would be a disappointment, unless and until I can figure out how to hook up the tv and laptop. My other qualms are I don't want to pay an extra $9.95 (?) a month or episode for one show when I have basic cable and will I be able to record off Netflx?
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Re: Futuroomba!

Postby Jorpho » Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:04 am UTC

Oh, hey, it's that time again.

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Re: Futuroomba!

Postby Jorpho » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:42 am UTC

...Gee, no one seems much excited.

And that's rather understandable. I fear the show may have run its course.

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Re: Futuroomba!

Postby Djehutynakht » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:15 am UTC

It's still doing quite good (today's episode was good), but I think this is just something people are used to. It's around. It ending isn't bringing the end of some great era.

You know, I don't mind shows continuing for decades, although it is possible that perhaps that once they get so old, they should at least space it out.

Futurama could feasibly survive as a decades-long show if a new season came out every 2 or 3 years instead of once/twice a year. It gives us some space and breathing room, let's us know that there's always more, but not in your face, and we can always fall back on copious reruns if all else fails.

I don't worry as much about animation as I do live action because it's relatively easy to bring back. There was a Scooby Doo in the 60s, and a Scooby Doo today. We could pick Futurama up in 20 years if we felt like it. We'd just need to find brilliant in-style comedy writers and decent voice actors.

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Re: Futuroomba!

Postby Jorpho » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:08 am UTC

Djehutynakht wrote:(today's episode was good)
Oh goodness, yes it was. It's hard to mess up an anthology show.

I had to look up the Rose Mary bit. Ingenious! But not so much as the Larry Byrd line.

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Re: Futuroomba!

Postby SlyReaper » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:44 pm UTC

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Re: Futuroomba!

Postby SecondTalon » Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:22 am UTC

Djehutynakht wrote:I don't worry as much about animation as I do live action because it's relatively easy to bring back. There was a Scooby Doo in the 60s, and a Scooby Doo today. We could pick Futurama up in 20 years if we felt like it. We'd just need to find brilliant in-style comedy writers and decent voice actors.
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Re: Futuroomba!

Postby Djehutynakht » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:30 am UTC

Has a story about a metal posterior-plate ever been more emotional?

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Re: Futuroomba!

Postby folkhero » Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:40 am UTC

Well Bender's shiny metal ass did play a supporting roll in "The Devil's hands are Idle Playthings" which was one of the show's emotional high-points.
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Re: Futuroomba!

Postby Sean Quixote » Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:31 am UTC

My God, that was fucking beautiful. I wish it could have lasted forever... :?

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Re: Futuroomba!

Postby Angua » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:25 pm UTC

Shades of the end of Stargate, I thought.
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Re: Futuroomba!

Postby Jorpho » Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:15 am UTC

Ahh, I thought it seemed a teensy bit familiar somehow.

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Re: Futuroomba!

Postby ArgonV » Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:58 pm UTC

Angua wrote:Shades of the end of Stargate, I thought.

That was the one where
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they were caught in a time dilation field and Daniel and Vala got together, with a giant reset button at the end as well, right?

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Re: Futuroomba!

Postby Angua » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:00 pm UTC

ArgonV wrote:
Angua wrote:Shades of the end of Stargate, I thought.

That was the one where
Spoiler:
they were caught in a time dilation field and Daniel and Vala got together, with a giant reset button at the end as well, right?

Yeah.
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Re: Futuroomba!

Postby RogueCynic » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:11 am UTC

I caught the last episode Sunday. Sad, sad, so sad. They left it open to a comeback though. I will avenge thee, Bender.
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