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The Simpsons S3 - When?


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#1 of 32 OFFLINE   WillG

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Posted March 24 2003 - 03:53 AM

Just wondering if there is any word on this. I guess there is virtually no chance of a May Release at this point, huh?
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#2 of 32 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted March 24 2003 - 04:01 AM

Gord isn't the type to post rumors, so I assume this news item wasn't "heard" from "just anybody".
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#3 of 32 OFFLINE   James Reader

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Posted March 24 2003 - 04:04 AM

In the UK see Choices Direct (listing a 28/07/03 release date)
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#4 of 32 OFFLINE   Jeremy Allin

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Posted March 24 2003 - 04:23 AM

11 months apart seems to be the pattern:

S1 - September 2001
S2 - August 2002
S3 - July 2003? (according to that rumour)

#5 of 32 OFFLINE   WillG

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Posted March 24 2003 - 05:03 AM

That is actually closer to a year when you look at the days of those months. I will be expecting this one sometime in October
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#6 of 32 OFFLINE   Matt Hetzler

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Posted March 24 2003 - 07:02 AM

Why are they taking so long with the Simpsons releases? Posted Image

#7 of 32 OFFLINE   Adam Brandner

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Posted March 24 2003 - 07:43 AM

Seriously. I like having special features and all, but with 13 seasons of this show unreleased, at this rate standard DVD will be long since dead by the time the whole series is finally out. If Star Trek fans can get all of TNG in a single year, why can't we Simpson's fans get the series' entire run in 5 years? I think that's a reasonable amount of time, though even that would be too long for my liking. Would anyone really complain if we ditched the audio commentaries to get the discs out in something resembling a timely manner?

#8 of 32 OFFLINE   WillG

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Posted March 24 2003 - 08:00 AM

Obviously, if Fox wants the participation of Matt Groening and Al Jean, DVD production is going to be slow because of their commitment to the show as it is. I like the commentaries, but I do wish they could maybe record a few seasons worth at a time (depending on how long it actually does take) or maybe can can do commentary on every other episode. I would take that compromise if it would get the sets out faster
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#9 of 32 OFFLINE   Stephen Heath

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Posted March 24 2003 - 08:18 AM

Part of the delay is probably because they are releasing Futurama too, and I thought I read that Matt was recording commentary on that as well, but there are less Futurama seasons so when it is done, they should be able to ramp up Simpsons (hopefully, although I'm glad to have Futurama too =p).

Actually, considering how reasonably priced the simpsons were compared to a lot of DVD-TV product, it's about one of the only ones where massive releases wouldn't hurt my budget, so I agree, churn em out!

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Posted March 24 2003 - 08:35 AM

I doubt it's because they're busy with the Futurama sets. The first two seasons have been out in region 2 for ages and the region 1 release appears to be pretty much identical, so it's not like they require a lot of time to work on them these days.

#11 of 32 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted March 24 2003 - 08:44 AM

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I like the commentaries, but I do wish they could maybe record a few seasons worth at a time
They already have. The hold up, whatever it is, isn't because of the commentaries.

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Posted March 24 2003 - 08:55 AM

2-3 seasons released each year would be more reasonable. One every 11 months is insane. Fortunately I don't care about reaching season 13 (or 14, or whatever the hell they are up to now.) The series has sucked for the last 4-5 seasons.

#13 of 32 OFFLINE   WillG

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Posted March 24 2003 - 08:57 AM

"They already have. The hold up, whatever it is, isn't because of the commentaries."

Actually, there seems to be a bit of uncertainty about that. USA Today reported around the time of the 300th episode that commentaries were still being recorded for S3
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#14 of 32 OFFLINE   WillG

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Posted March 24 2003 - 08:58 AM

"The series has sucked for the last 4-5 seasons"

I don't think I would go that far
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Posted March 24 2003 - 09:39 AM

Matt Groening specifically said in a recent interview that what's holding the DVDs up is that his insistence on recording commentaries for every episode.

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Posted March 24 2003 - 09:50 AM

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Matt Groening specifically said in a recent interview that what's holding the DVDs up is that his insistence on recording commentaries for every episode.
I don't mind slow releases as long as there's commentary on every episode. I mean, they show 4 Simpson episodes every day on tv so I'm more concerned with 'extras' on the DVD releases rather than trying to get my "fill" of episodes.

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Posted March 24 2003 - 09:53 AM

Well at least Groening is adamant about participating in the season sets.



"I don't mind slow releases as long as there's commentary on every episode. I mean, they show 4 Simpson episodes every day on tv so I'm more concerned with 'extras' on the DVD releases rather than trying to get my "fill" of episodes."


I wish the would come out faster though. Fox does not show episodes from the first few seasons much anymore and some episodes are so badly butchered in syndication that I sometimes get angry watching
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Posted March 24 2003 - 10:06 AM

True, they do show Simpsons reruns all the time, but it seems like they are almost always from 1998 and later these days. In my opinion, these are the weakest episodes of the Simpsons, and I would really like to see more of the stuff that aired in the early 90s. Some commentaries would be nice, but I really don't want one for every episode. Maybe just for the 5 best episodes of the season. With 300+ episodes, how much can Groening really have to say that will be interesting, informative, and original for each?

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Posted March 24 2003 - 10:17 AM

The long wait for the Simpsons DVD's is a pain. The Simpsons is one of my favorite TV shows. I currently own Simpsons Season 1 & Season 2 (I purchased Season 1 & Season 2 in August 2002. I also watched these 2 seasons in August 2002). It brought back memories because I haven't seen the episodes in years (I was only 12 years old when the first Simpson episode aired in Dec 1989). I really wish that FOX, etc would release 2+ seasons per year.

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Actually, there seems to be a bit of uncertainty about that. USA Today reported around the time of the 300th episode that commentaries were still being recorded for S3


Really? I heard rumors last year on the Internet which stated that commentaries for the Simpsons were recorded up to Season 5.

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Posted March 24 2003 - 11:02 AM

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11 months apart seems to be the pattern
Yikes, they can make new episodes almost as fast!

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