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Futurama - Bender's back, baby!

HaikiraHaikira Registered User regular
edited August 2010 in Debate and/or Discourse
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good news everyone!

http://i.gizmodo.com/5285178/futurama-is-back-for-26-more-episodes
Wikipedia wrote:
On June 9 2009, it was confirmed that Comedy Central had picked up the show for 26 new episodes that will begin airing in 2010, spread over two seasons.

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  • Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The PIT, level 26Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Prayer does change things!

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  • KalkinoKalkino Buttons Londres Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Why this good news indeed! Although I did kind of like the movie length format episodes too

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  • SanderJKSanderJK Crocodylus Pontifex Sinterklasicus Madrid, 3000 ADRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Wooh! I liked the movies, but I felt the show works best in 25 minutes. It just isn't meant to go on for 90 minutes of story arc.

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  • Captain TragedyCaptain Tragedy Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Hooray, a return to 22 minute episodes! Hope they get a full writing staff as well.

  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
  • AroducAroduc regular
    edited June 2009
    I welcome the news, but I really hope they do a bit better job than they did with the movies. They were... all right, but it really seemed like they didn't know how to handle the format well, which led to repeating the same jokes a lot over the course of the hour.

  • DetharinDetharin Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    All glory to the hypnotoad!

    If I was kidnapped, woke up in a lab, told they were going to replace my vocal cords with those of Tony Jay, and lock me in a sound booth until the day I die I would look those bastards right in the eye and say "Alright you sons of bitches lets do this. This one is for the children."
  • JAEFJAEF Unstoppably Bald Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Wild Green Yonder was awful. Oh well. At least the first two movies were pretty good.

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    YES! YES, YES YES!

    I remember being disappointed that a new season was only coming in the form of four movies.

    This makes me extremely happy.

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  • mobiusptcmobiusptc Registered User
    edited June 2009
    oh that is pure awsomness

  • BehemothBehemoth Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Awesome.

    Hope they're better than the movies. Wild Green Yonder was an awful send-off compared to The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings.

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  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Six pack on a dick Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I'll still never forgive them for ruining Jurassic Bark with Bender's Big Score.

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  • Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    WOOO HOOO, I'm back, Baby!!!!

  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    It's still just a rumor, though? I saw the same news, but don't want to celebrate until something official shows up.

    I'm very happy at the prospect, however. Futurama is still one of my favorite shows, and even though the films didn't retain a very consistent quality, I really enjoyed them nonetheless. I get the feeling that returning to an episodic format will be a huge boon for the writing staff.

    Though it does seem like 20+ episode seasons are on the way out for a lot of shows these days.

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  • NocturneNocturne Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Good news everyone!
    Spoiler:

  • Hocky27Hocky27 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    This is the best news I have heard today =D !

    I hope they do a good job with the new series and that it doesnt turn into a Family Guy.

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  • TalleyrandTalleyrand Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    JAEF wrote: »
    Wild Green Yonder was awful. Oh well. At least the first two movies were pretty good.

    Good to know that other people think so as well. I was getting worried 'cause I remember liking Futurama before, but now I'm an hour into this movie and I haven't laughed once. Not even chuckled.

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  • JAEFJAEF Unstoppably Bald Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Talleyrand wrote: »
    JAEF wrote: »
    Wild Green Yonder was awful. Oh well. At least the first two movies were pretty good.

    Good to know that other people think so as well. I was getting worried 'cause I remember liking Futurama before, but now I'm an hour into this movie and I haven't laughed once. Not even chuckled.
    And it only gets worse. I think. I'm pretty sure I just turned it off and never looked back at some point.

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  • StarcrossStarcross Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    JAEF wrote: »
    Talleyrand wrote: »
    JAEF wrote: »
    Wild Green Yonder was awful. Oh well. At least the first two movies were pretty good.

    Good to know that other people think so as well. I was getting worried 'cause I remember liking Futurama before, but now I'm an hour into this movie and I haven't laughed once. Not even chuckled.
    And it only gets worse. I think. I'm pretty sure I just turned it off and never looked back at some point.

    Really? I thought it was better than Bender's Big Score or Bender's Game.

  • Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Starcross wrote: »
    JAEF wrote: »
    Talleyrand wrote: »
    JAEF wrote: »
    Wild Green Yonder was awful. Oh well. At least the first two movies were pretty good.

    Good to know that other people think so as well. I was getting worried 'cause I remember liking Futurama before, but now I'm an hour into this movie and I haven't laughed once. Not even chuckled.
    And it only gets worse. I think. I'm pretty sure I just turned it off and never looked back at some point.

    Really? I thought it was better than Bender's Big Score or Bender's Game.

    In order of goodness it goes Benders Game > Beast > Big Score > Wild Green.

    any other order is incorrect.

  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2009
    No god damn it.

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO [/Vader]

    The movies have all fucking blown. They're awful.

    The show ended perfectly. Just let it be.

    The show itself was pretty hit or miss too. There are some great episodes, then some truly awful garbage.

  • KoolaidguyKoolaidguy Registered User
    edited June 2009
  • postinonthenetspostinonthenets Registered User
    edited June 2009
    Its always depressing when I go back to watch it and realize how little there is to go through.

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  • tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    No god damn it.

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO [/Vader]

    The movies have all fucking blown. They're awful.

    The show ended perfectly. Just let it be.

    The show itself was pretty hit or miss too. There are some great episodes, then some truly awful garbage.

    Most of the episodes were good. There are only a couple really bad ones I can think of:

    The Honking - Bender turns into the Werecar
    The one with Zoidberg's Uncle

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  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    No god damn it.

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO [/Vader]

    The movies have all fucking blown. They're awful.

    The show ended perfectly. Just let it be.

    That's my opinion too. The series was great, but the movies were horrible. And since the new series will probably be made by the same people and with the same mindset as the movies, this does not bode well.

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    tsmvengy wrote: »
    No god damn it.

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO [/Vader]

    The movies have all fucking blown. They're awful.

    The show ended perfectly. Just let it be.

    The show itself was pretty hit or miss too. There are some great episodes, then some truly awful garbage.

    Most of the episodes were good. There are only a couple really bad ones I can think of:

    The Honking - Bender turns into the Werecar
    The one with Zoidberg's Uncle

    The first movie was a dramatic drama about drama.

    With no comedy.

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  • Inter_dInter_d Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    fuck all of you guys, i liked the movies.

    granted, i can't stand to watch them more than once but the one time i viewed them, i liked them.

    my real worry is that the show is going to go the way of family guy and the quality will just sink to shit. seriously, fuck Seth mcfarlane. right in his ass.

  • cheezcheez Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Starcross wrote: »
    JAEF wrote: »
    Talleyrand wrote: »
    JAEF wrote: »
    Wild Green Yonder was awful. Oh well. At least the first two movies were pretty good.

    Good to know that other people think so as well. I was getting worried 'cause I remember liking Futurama before, but now I'm an hour into this movie and I haven't laughed once. Not even chuckled.
    And it only gets worse. I think. I'm pretty sure I just turned it off and never looked back at some point.

    Really? I thought it was better than Bender's Big Score or Bender's Game.

    Yeah, I thought Wild Green Yonder was the best of the movies. Still not on par with the episodes though, so good news, everyone!

  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2009
    Inter_d wrote: »
    fuck all of you guys, i liked the movies.

    granted, i can't stand to watch them more than once but the one time i viewed them, i liked them.

    my real worry is that the show is going to go the way of family guy and the quality will just sink to shit. seriously, fuck Seth mcfarlane. right in his ass.

    What's funny about that is while Family Guy's quality has been going down, American Dad's has been going way up. Me thinks Seth is working harder on AD than he is on FG and someone else is running the FG ship these days. Someone less talented.

    But to take this back to Futurama, what you said is indicative of the movie's suck. If they were good, you could watch them more than once.

  • DeadfallDeadfall Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Man, what?

    Futurama is my favorite show of all time. I've had to re-purchase seasons because I've worn the discs down so much from watching them.

    This is terrific news.

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  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    The movies, while not great, were on par or better than the worst episodes of the series. And even the worst episodes weren't terrible. All of the movies had great story ideas and just suffered from being stuck in a 4-episode format (not even a 'movie' format, since they needed to be split up into episodes).

    I have no reason to think that going back to TV, and going back to an episode format would be a bad thing.

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  • Inter_dInter_d Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Inter_d wrote: »
    fuck all of you guys, i liked the movies.

    granted, i can't stand to watch them more than once but the one time i viewed them, i liked them.

    my real worry is that the show is going to go the way of family guy and the quality will just sink to shit. seriously, fuck Seth mcfarlane. right in his ass.

    What's funny about that is while Family Guy's quality has been going down, American Dad's has been going way up. Me thinks Seth is working harder on AD than he is on FG and someone else is running the FG ship these days. Someone less talented.

    But to take this back to Futurama, what you said is indicative of the movie's suck. If they were good, you could watch them more than once.


    nonsense, i fully enjoyed it the first time. it's just too damn long to watch again and again.

  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Praise Robot Jesus!

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Zhu-Li, do the thing! Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I'll agree Wild Green Yonder was the worst of the movies, but it wasn't crap. I was still able to wring some of the sweet, sweet milk of entertainment from it, just not as much as the others.

    Still, new TV eps! Yay! Even though their experiments with the movie format were hit-or-miss, they've certainly got the single-episode rhythms down.

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  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    OptimusZed wrote: »
    Praise Robot Jesus!

    What about zombie Jesus?

  • meekermeeker Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Haikira wrote: »
    Bender's back baby!

    With a single deletion of a comma, you begin to wonder, "Why does Bender have a back baby?" Hopefully it will be answered in the new episodes...

  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Edit: And Zed, it's Sweet Zombie Jesus.
    Only for you fleshbags.

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  • MetacortexMetacortex The Prettiest Zombie Coeur d'CoeursRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    We believe he existed, and was a well-programmed robot, but he isn't our messiah.

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  • Inter_dInter_d Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Metacortex wrote: »
    We believe he existed, and was a well-programmed robot, but he isn't our messiah.

    i love that episode so goddamn much.

  • ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    tsmvengy wrote: »
    Most of the episodes were good. There are only a couple really bad ones I can think of:

    The Honking - Bender turns into the Werecar
    The one with Zoidberg's Uncle

    I agree with this, and even the lesser episodes (like those noted) usually have a clever moment or two.

    Can't wait to see some new episodes.

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