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"Choke on that, causality!"
« on: January 6, 2006, 03:12 AM »
Take this with the requisite boulder of salt, etc. etc., but even so ........ damn.

Variety: 'Futurama' may get new lease on life

Please be true. Please be true. Please be true. This pretty much made my otherwise spectacularly mediocre day.

Discuss.


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Re: "Choke on that, causality!"
« Reply #1 on: January 6, 2006, 06:34 AM »
I love(ed) Futurama even more so than Family Guy.  Couldn't wait to catch the new eps on Sunday nights.  I don't see how FG could come back without Futurama following.  Haven't checked in awhile, but I believe only the first two volumes can still be found in stores...
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Re: "Choke on that, causality!"
« Reply #2 on: January 6, 2006, 07:30 AM »
I so hope that Futurama comes back, I remember seeing it late night here and thinking wow cool check out the ships and stuff.
Then when the dvd's came out I snapped em up, they go into the dvd player at least once per week.
I hope if they do get it back they dont get Leela and Fry together , the tension between the two of them was one of the things that made the show enjoyable.
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Re: "Choke on that, causality!"
« Reply #3 on: January 6, 2006, 11:51 AM »
I cant understand how Fox kills off good shows and brings us all the reality crapfests and bottom-of-the-pond-scum like "War at Home".

We NEED Futurama back... and Arrested Development KEPT!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: "Choke on that, causality!"
« Reply #4 on: January 6, 2006, 01:20 PM »
Here, here to the AD nod!


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Re: "Choke on that, causality!"
« Reply #5 on: January 6, 2006, 02:03 PM »
and thats why I love adultswim.........bite my shiny metal  a*s!
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Re: "Choke on that, causality!"
« Reply #6 on: January 6, 2006, 06:20 PM »
I personally can't stand most of the crap on adult swim save for FG, Futurama & ATHF.
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Re: "Choke on that, causality!"
« Reply #7 on: January 6, 2006, 09:59 PM »
Damn...

Simpsons, Family Guy, King of the Hill (I think it's ending though :(), American Dad, and Futurama on the same night?

Animation Domination indeed.

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Re: "Choke on that, causality!"
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2006, 12:37 AM »
I love(ed) Futurama even more so than Family Guy.

Same here. As I've said elsewhere, FG is gag-driven while Futurama is character-driven. They're both really funny, but on Futurama you actually come to care about the characters instead of just laughing at the random silliness/stupidity of cardboard cutouts. IMO the the first type is much more conducive to long-term interest and repeat viewings.

BTW, I didn't "discover" Futurama until the Adult Swim reruns, in 2004 I think. I still haven't picked up any of the DVDs, but I intend to do so eventually.
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Re: "Choke on that, causality!"
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2006, 05:36 PM »
I'm excited about the prospect of Futurama returning, but if it doesn't happen I'll be satisfied watching the old ones over and over (finally got some of the DVD's).

Whilte I like Family Guy very much, I just think Futurama is on another level.  I think Valin's right on the mark describing FG as "gag-driven".  That can get old after awhile, but Futurama seems to get better the more I watch it.  I also love the countless references to various sci-fi works.

One thing I like about Futurama compared to Simpsons and FG is that it sometimes (though rarely) gets really serious--almost depressing.  Remember the episode with Fry's fossilized dog?  The first time I saw that episode I was shocked at how intense it got.  Another example is the "Luck of the Fryish" episode.  That Breakfast Club music gets me every time :)

(Hope I didn't spoil anything for any Futurama newcomers.)

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Re: "Choke on that, causality!"
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2006, 10:32 AM »
Ya, I was watching Futurama on AS last night and they had the bumpers which said that the entire cast is going into the studio and the 4 DVD movies should be out by Summer.
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Re: "Choke on that, causality!"
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2006, 11:05 AM »
Isn't the "entire cast" like 4 people?   ;D

I just hope the writing is as good.  I'm really excited about the movies.  Hopefully Leela will still reject Fry.  They're better when they're bickering.
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Re: "Choke on that, causality!"
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2006, 05:45 PM »
Ya, I was watching Futurama on AS last night and they had the bumpers which said that the entire cast is going into the studio and the 4 DVD movies should be out by Summer.

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