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Futurama: Volume 3 - Includes Season 3 & 4 ????

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Joey Gunz, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. Joey Gunz

    Joey Gunz Well-Known Member

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    I just checked here and while I'm extremely happy about what I've just read, I'm also a bit skeptical because it sounds too good to be true. Maybe David can give a definite confirmation: Will Futurama: Volume 3 include all of the 3rd and 4th season episodes or is that a mix-up? It sounds odd to me that we'll get 2 seasons in one boxed set, but I'm not gonna complain if its true. [​IMG]
     
  2. Neil S. Bulk

    Neil S. Bulk Well-Known Member

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    I think when FOX aired this show, parts of season three became season four. And parts of season four became season five (even though only four complete seasons were produced). Confusing, I know. Thank FOX for constantly delaying this show.

    As it is, I'm sure we're getting all of prodcution season 3 with this box set.

    Neil
     
  3. MatthewLouwrens

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    Four discs for two seasons? Seems unlikely. It's been released as season 3 in r4, and on a quick skip, the extras look the same as the r4.
     
  4. TonyD

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    seasons 3 and 4 were actually only season 3 spread out to 2 seasons as aired on tv because of all the preempted shows caused by football and other things.

    at least thats the way i remember it.
     
  5. Joey Gunz

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    Ok, so you're saying Season 3 & 4 counts as one season? I guess that means we're gonna get 27 episodes in Volume 3 which is quite a lot. That is, unless they decide to give us only a part of season 4 in Volume 3 and we'll get the remaining Season 4 episodes in Volume 4. I'm getting a headache. [​IMG]


    Complete Futurama Episode List
     
  6. Dane Marvin

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    There were 5 seasons of Futurama on Fox in the US in terms of actual program airing, all varying in length from as little as 13 episodes to as many as 20 per season (but generally somewhere in between those two numbers). However, there will only be 4 volumes on DVD, one for each actual production season.

    The upcoming volume 3 will consist of 22 episodes (the biggest production season), including most of my favorites. This will be the biggest DVD set and also the best, as many of the most beloved episodes by fans are included:

    Volume 3 contains...

    Amazon Women In the Mood
    Parasites Lost (my all-time favorite)
    A Tale of Two Santas
    The Luck of the Fryish
    The Bird-bot of Ice-catraz
    Bendless Love
    The Day the Earth Stood Stupid
    That's Lobstertainment!
    The Cyber House Rules
    Where the Buggalo Roam
    Insane in the Mainframe
    The Route of All Evil
    Bendin' in the Wind
    Time Keeps On Slippin'
    I Dated a Robot
    A Leela of Her Own
    A Pharaoh to Remember
    Anthology of Interest 2
    Roswell That Ends Well
    Godfellas
    Futurestock
    The 30% Iron Chef

    -It will include 12 of the 15 episodes that aired during TV season 3 (the other 3 were included in volume 2)

    -It includes 9 of the 12 episodes aired during TV season 4 (the remaining 3 will be included on volume 4)

    -And the remaining episode on this volume, "The Route of All Evil", was held up until TV season 5 despite the fact that it's hilarious
     
  7. David M.

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    epguides.com is a nice site for tv show episode listings, air dates, production numbers, etc. Futurama's page is epguides.com/Futurama. The sets have been released over in the UK as volume 3 and volume 4. Not by the 5 seasons that were aired over here on Fox.
     
  8. Dane Marvin

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    David is right. The volumes in Europe vary little from those we will get in the US. The content is the same and the packaging (aside from all the printed jargon, region numbers, etc.) is the same. That said, here are good reviews of the last two volumes from gotfuturama.com:

    Futurama Season 3 Review (European)

    Futurama Season 4 Review (European)
     
  9. David Lambert

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    Hmmmm...I see I worded that news item badly. I must have still been dazed from all the turkey. I should have not said "Chock-full of episodes from the 3rd and 4th Seasons of the show...", but instead said something more like "Chock-full of all the episodes created during the 3rd production season, which the Fox Network aired during the 3rd and 4th seasons (by airdate) of the show".

    I'll go change it, and edit it to include the list of episodes as well. Dane's list is right on-the-mark, and I my failure to include it would have also kept the confusion to a minimum.

    Fox Home Entertainment is going in production order. But it's surely confusing when you split between "Production Seasons" and "Airdate Seasons" (I just made an I Love Lucy post that was caused by similar issues). This is why Fox is calling these "Volume #" sets instead of "Season #" sets. Here's the actual list, same as Dane's, just with more info:

    Prod #Aired InAir DateTitle
    3ACV01Season 302/04/01Amazon Women in the Mood
    3ACV02Season 301/21/01Parasites Lost
    3ACV03Season 412/23/01A Tale of Two Santas
    3ACV04Season 303/11/01Luck of the Fryrish
    3ACV05Season 303/04/01Birdbot of Ice-Catraz
    3ACV06Season 302/11/01Bendless Love
    3ACV07Season 302/18/01The Day the Earth Stood Stupid
    3ACV08Season 302/25/01That's Lobstertainment!
    3ACV09Season 304/01/01The Cyber House Rules
    3ACV10Season 403/03/02Where the Buggalo Roam
    3ACV11Season 304/08/01Insane in the Mainframe
    3ACV12Season 512/08/02The Route of All Evil
    3ACV13Season 304/22/01Bendin' in the Wind
    3ACV14Season 305/06/01Time Keeps on Slipping
    3ACV15Season 305/13/01I Dated a Robot
    3ACV16Season 404/07/02A Leela of Her Own
    3ACV17Season 403/10/02A Pharaoh to Remember
    3ACV18Season 401/06/02Anthology of Interest 2
    3ACV19Season 412/09/01Roswell That Ends Well
    3ACV20Season 403/17/02Godfellas
    3ACV21Season 403/31/02Futurestock
    3ACV22Season 404/14/0230% Iron Chef



    Heh, I didn't even realize until just now that one of those is from "Airdate Season #5"! [​IMG]
     
  10. Chad A Wright

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    i just want to know when this is coming out.
     
  11. David Lambert

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    As I said in the article that Joey linked to, March 9th.
     
  12. Joey Gunz

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    Thanks for clearing things up guys. Still looks to be a great set. And thanks for giving us a sneak peek at the box art for Volume 3 & 4, Dane. [​IMG]
     
  13. Scott Weinberg

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    Fans of the series (and I'm pleased to note that there are a LOT) generally refer to the "production" seasons and not the "broadcast". One excellent resource for Futurama info is GotFuturama.com .

    More specific to this discussion is their Episode Guide which lists 'em in both 'production' and 'broadcast' order.

    March 9th! Excellent! Can't wait for the fourth and final set as well!
     
  14. Chad A Wright

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    And it's sad that it has to end there.
     
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    Why's it take so much longer for fox tv DVDs to come out in R1, anyway?
     
  16. Dane Marvin

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    Chad, when I'm a millionaire, I'll be sure to revive this series one way or another. [​IMG]

    Hey, if Family Guy makes a big comeback, Futurama has a chance!
     
  17. Joseph Bolus

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    So ... The Season 4 box will include "Where no Fan has gone Before", right? This, of course, is the Star Trek parody episode featuring the actual voices of Shatner, Nimoy, et al.

    I'm not a big Futurama fan, but I am a big Star Trek fan, so I *have* to have this episode!!
     
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