If Bender leaves you in sticthes you might wanna check yourself to makesure you have your wallet and internal organs.maya said:Finally, Bender can leave me in stitches.
Yea! Which reminds me...I haven't listened to this week's. I'll have to put it on my iPod for tomorrow!mpw said:OT: Is your 'tar a Ricky Gervais reference? I got an iPod last week and subscribed to his podcast. I felt really stoopid walking through town today doing some shopping laughing out loud to something no-one else could hear.
They get axed because television is all about selling advertising space. Anything that doesn't get high enough viewing figures, or too high a proportion of an unprofitable demographic isn't worthwhile enough for the host station to consider continuing. This could be for a number of reasons; the show could be crap (or, more precisely, the wrong kind of crap) or, most likely in Futuramas case, too high-brow thus alienating too many people. This is also the reason why The Simpsons is still going, it may have gone drastically downhill in terms of intelligent content, but, as they wryly said in the 138th Episode Spectacular itll keep running until such time as the show becomes unprofitable.Mitthrawnuruodo said:This is great news. Futurama is one of the best shows ever, and it was outrageous that it was cancelled so early. I've never understood why Futurama (and Farscape, that got axed about the same time) has to die.
New episodes would just be awesome...
I didn't appreciate it until I bought the DVDs and got to watch the first few episodes, which I had never seen before. I didn't know the background of it. Once I knew that, it made a lot more sense and everything was much funnier.Chundles said:I guess I'll have to watch a bit more of it. Haven't really got into Futurama, a mate of mine was a fan but I just didn't get the belly laughs that The Simpsons or Family Guy gave me. It was strictly a chuckle-only show for me. For me, Futurama is to The Simpsons what American Dad is to Family Guy - made by the same guy but just failing to be as funny as their original work. It's like they tried to make something different but there are so many remnants of the older shows in them.
MattG said:I didn't appreciate it until I bought the DVDs and got to watch the first few episodes, which I had never seen before. I didn't know the background of it. Once I knew that, it made a lot more sense and everything was much funnier.
Quoted from:HERE'S GREAT NEWS!
Here's the official word on Futurama!!
David X. phoned me about an hour ago and said that this Futurama project
is a done deal! Here's the word from DX---
There are 4 DVD movies that we'll start recording at the end of July or
August.Full feature length FUTURAMA movies.
Everybody is excited to get back together--as I am!
Into the Future,
I'm glad they're coming back (I have all the DVDs) but I wonder if it will work as well as full length movies.atari1356 said:FUTURAMA IS COMING BACK! according to Billy West (actor who did a number of the character voices in Futurama including Fry, Prof. Farnsworth, Zoidberg, Zapp Branigan)
Yes.Qoxiivi said:Futurama is genius. I'm betting the reason they took it off is because it most people didn't get it - it's more selective than The Simpsons - which, incidentally, has turned to *****.