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D'oh! Once again, no FUTURAMA!


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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   Ric Easton

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Posted April 13 2003 - 11:03 AM

After last week's new episode, I was anxious to see how things develop between Frye and Leela. I hope there is more to come.

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#2 of 13 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted April 13 2003 - 12:28 PM

I've read in several places that last week's "The Why Of Fry" was the last episode of "Futurama" that Fox will air this year... Posted Image

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#3 of 13 OFFLINE   Ric Easton

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Posted April 13 2003 - 02:05 PM

Gee, a season with 8 whole episodes! According to TV Tome they have 8 more. A whole 6th season! No wonder they felt safe goin out of production over a year ago! Maybe they can break it down to 4 episodes and get 7 seasons!

This show deserves alot more respect than Fox has given it.

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#4 of 13 OFFLINE   WillG

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Posted April 13 2003 - 03:08 PM

Yeah, for a network that killed "Futurama" They certainly seem to be stretching it out as far as they can. What Gives?
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#5 of 13 OFFLINE   James Grasso

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Posted April 14 2003 - 03:55 AM

I'm beginning to hate fox after the family guy was taken off the air. What's next, cancelling the simpsons??? Futurama is a great show that as you said, gets less respect than it deserves.

#6 of 13 OFFLINE   David Paden

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Posted April 14 2003 - 04:18 AM

I'm sure you guys probably already know, but Cartoon Network is carrying Futurama now on Adult Swim Sunday nights. And they're getting Family Guy this month too! Woohoo!

#7 of 13 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted April 14 2003 - 05:09 AM

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Gee, a season with 8 whole episodes!

Feel lucky if you got to see all 8 episodes. In some areas of the country (like right here in Houston), football overruns meant we got see a grand total of 4 (yes, that's four) new episodes of "Futurama" this year! Posted Image

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#8 of 13 OFFLINE   James Davis

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Posted April 14 2003 - 08:02 AM

Are they also squeezing out as many voumes on DVD as they can? Only 13 episodes on the first volume. I'm not sure how many were in the first season.

I will still catch Family Guy and Futurama on Cartoon Network, but I'm sadden that there will not be more episodes made. It hurts the most when you see the shows that Fox replaced them with.

#9 of 13 OFFLINE   Peter Miller

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Posted April 14 2003 - 08:37 AM

There are 8 episodes left until the end. Fox has said they are going to show them in June.

http://www.gotfuturama.com/ is a great source of Futurama information.
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#10 of 13 OFFLINE   Rex Bachmann

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Posted April 14 2003 - 05:27 PM

James Grasso wrote (post #5):

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What's next, cancelling the simpsons???

The Simpsons is assured of at least two more seasons of first-run airing on Fox via a recent deal with its production company. It still has good ratings for Fox and they're cleaning up on the show's lucrative merchandising "empire".


James Davis wrote (post #8):

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Are they also squeezing out as many voumes on DVD as they can? Only 13 episodes on the first volume. I'm not sure how many were in the first season.

According to the epguides.com Futurama page 9 episodes were produced and broadcast in the program's first season (actually, only the spring of 1999).
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#11 of 13 OFFLINE   Steve_Knutzen

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Posted April 14 2003 - 06:29 PM

On one of commentaries (pretty sure it's "A Flight To Remember" because they talk about the lateness of the Titanic joke but it could be "Hell Is Other Robots") David Cohen says that they produced 13 episodes for a first season but only the first nine were aired leaving the rest for season two.
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#12 of 13 OFFLINE   Chris Lockwood

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Posted April 15 2003 - 05:45 AM

I think Fox is spreading out the episodes so the series finale will be set in the present day (i.e. year 3000) by the time it airs. Posted Image

#13 of 13 OFFLINE   Joel C

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Posted April 15 2003 - 01:49 PM

Simpsons still gets good ratings, period. It is still a top 20 show, and one of the highest rated non-reality shows on Fox.
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