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post #91 of 207
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Originally Posted by tighr View Post

That is odd. My DVR (U-Verse) is only recording "Rebirth" and "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela".

I watched all 4 movies via Netflix (on Blu-Ray!) and I agree, the last one was the best, so you'll enjoy it. I also liked the first one, "Bender's Big Score." If you like Futurama, you owe it to yourself to watch all 4 movies though. This show's respect of canon and continuity is fantastic and treated far differently than most cartoons in that the passage of time is acknowledged (i.e., there isn't a reboot every week). I wouldn't be surprised if "Rebirth" makes mention of the fact that the year is now 3010.

I'll have to put those movies in my Netflix queue. I had only watched this show occasionally when it was o n Fox, but I enjoyed the two shows last night.
post #92 of 207
I really enjoyed last night's two new episodes.
Will come back next week.
post #93 of 207
Good episode tonight. The Eyephone. ha
post #94 of 207
Anyone know where seasons 3 and later are available? I bought Seasons 1 and 2 from Xbox Live and I am half way through season 2. But I would like to watch the remaining shows over the Summer.
post #95 of 207
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

...But I would like to watch the reaming shows over the Summer.

Those sound like the kind of episodes Bender would love!

post #96 of 207
I don't believe this. All the seasons of futurama, (at least I think it's all) are now available on Netflix streaming. It must have just become available yesterday becasue I don't remember seeing them last week when I looked for them and ended up paying for the first two seasons from Xbox Live.

it shows Volumes 1 through 4 available for streaming. Do those volumes cover all the shows that were broadcast on Fox?
post #97 of 207
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

it shows Volumes 1 through 4 available for streaming. Do those volumes cover all the shows that were broadcast on Fox?

Yes, Seasons 1-4 were the ones on Fox, and season "5" is the four movies broken up into 16 episodes.
post #98 of 207
Great episode this week. Definitely the best since at least the first movie.
post #99 of 207
I liked this weeks episode.
post #100 of 207
This week was more like the Futurama of old... not that the other episodes were horrible or anything... but this one felt more like it could have been one of the early episodes.
post #101 of 207
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Originally Posted by HDMe2 View Post

This week was more like the Futurama of old... not that the other episodes were horrible or anything... but this one felt more like it could have been one of the early episodes.

Indeed. It may have been the best episode so far. I loved their take on H.G. Wells' The Time Machine, the Killer Robot World, the Fertility Banquet World, the incorporation of the late 60s song "In the Year 2525," and the killing Hitler bit. The death of life on earth was so bleak and poignant, especially when Fry visited the Cavern on the Green to see Leela's message. It reminded me of the saddest episode ever, "Jurassic Bark."

Then they traveled to the heat death of the universe. Incredible. Then they witnessed the second (and even the third) Big Bang. Awesome.

It was the most cinematic episode of Futurama I think they've ever done, and it was really beautiful, the story and the visuals, and of course, incredibly clever.

This episode will be hard to beat, but even if none of the remaining episodes come close, this one alone will be worth the revival of one of the best TV series ever.

I'm thrilled over it.
post #102 of 207
I hope Comedy Central continues to support Futurama. I've always been a fan and I have it on series record on my DVR. Last week's episode was hilarious.
post #103 of 207
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Originally Posted by Will2007 View Post

Then they traveled to the heat death of the universe. Incredible. Then they witnessed the second (and even the third) Big Bang.

... And they even got it right about it being impossible (as far as we know) to build a "reverse" time-machine. (Sorry Terminator/"City on the Edge of Forever" fans.)
post #104 of 207
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Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged View Post

... And they even got it right about it being impossible (as far as we know) to build a "reverse" time-machine. (Sorry Terminator/"City on the Edge of Forever" fans.)

Well, they've already broken that rule, a couple times. Loved the call-back to the Roswell ep.
post #105 of 207
The time machine "follows Terminator rules, that is, it's one way only and you can't go back. This is in contrast to, say, Back To The Future rules, where back and forth is possible, and, of course, Timerider rules, which are just plain silly."
post #106 of 207
I also liked the multiple destroyed statues of Liberty... ape version, bird version, etc... nod to the Planet of the Apes.

It was, as noted, a good mix of the comedy and pulling at the heartstrings that when Futurama does it well, they do it very well.

I hope the ratings are good so far, because this is a good show to have back.
post #107 of 207
Why did i never enjoy this show? I always liked The Simpsons, it sucks now of course though. I love Family Guy, American Dad. I just never got this show. Maybe I just suck...
post #108 of 207
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Originally Posted by mattzane83 View Post

Why did i never enjoy this show? I always liked The Simpsons, it sucks now of course though. I love Family Guy, American Dad. I just never got this show. Maybe I just suck...

Don't worry, its not your fault that Fox never aired this show. Quite a diamond in the rough.
post #109 of 207
Ha! It should be noted that in the recent episode, Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences, Orson Welles was voiced by Maurice LaMarche, who also did the dubbed-in voice for Orson Welles in Ed Wood.
post #110 of 207
Best line ever?

"Gee, Fox really has the process streamlined."
post #111 of 207
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Originally Posted by gruven42 View Post

Ha! It should be noted that in the recent episode, Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences, Orson Welles was voiced by Maurice LaMarche, who also did the dubbed-in voice for Orson Welles in Ed Wood.

he is famous for his Osron Welles impression... ever watch Pinky and the Brain?
post #112 of 207
Has there been any info on the Futurama ratings? HAs it been renewed for next year? I'm really enjoying it. Plus I've been watching the episodes that were broadcast on Fox from Netflix streaming. Although I've only watched around 60% of them.
post #113 of 207
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After almost seven years since the last original episode aired, the sixth season premiere of "Futurama" in June led COMEDY CENTRAL to its best Thursday prime ever among young men. Since then, the animated sci-fi comedy has continued its out-of-this-world winning streak, with a season-to-date average of 2.5 million viewers each week, a 1.56 P18-49 rating, a 3.02 M18-34 rating and 3.26 M18-24 rating.

http://www.toonzone.net/news/article...comedy-central
post #114 of 207
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

Has there been any info on the Futurama ratings? HAs it been renewed for next year? I'm really enjoying it. Plus I've been watching the episodes that were broadcast on Fox from Netflix streaming. Although I've only watched around 60% of them.

The show came back with an order of 26 episodes - so if this is the 'season finale' coming up (12th episode + the special holiday episode for December) - there will be another 13 episode season at some point.
post #115 of 207
TV Notes
Things Are Looking Good for Another Season of Futurama
By Josef Adalian and Glada Velman, New York Magazine's 'Vulture' Blog - February 2nd, 2011

Break out the Slurm, Futurama fans: Matt Groening's can't-be-killed toon may be headed for another season of episodes on Comedy Central. Katey Sagal, who supplies the voice of Leela when she's not kicking ass on (or nabbing a Golden Globe for) Sons of Anarchy, told Vulture over the weekend that she's heard the show will definitely be back for more. "Futurama just got ordered again for another season," she told us while walking the red carpet at the DGA Awards. "I don't know if I'm supposed to say that yet. But it just did." Vulture did some investigating and found that Sagal might have been a tad early in declaring the show renewed — but that she's definitely on to something.

Our insiders say the show's studio, 20th Century Fox TV, has been quietly talking to the voice actors on the show to make sure they'd be on board for more episodes, and Comedy Central has indicated to 20th that it's interested in keeping the show going. However — and this is important — insiders from both camps insist that no formal negotiations have taken place and that no deal is done for a new round of episodes. But that could change quickly: Because of the long lead times associated with animation, 20th and Comedy Central would probably want to nail things down within the next month or two in order to ensure that a new supply of the funny would be ready by summer or fall 2012.

Futurama die-hards won't have to wait that long for new episodes, however. Vulture hears the second half of a previously ordered batch of 26 episodes — what Comedy Central is calling season 7 of the show — is currently set to premiere June 23 on the network. Futurama returned to series TV last June after a seven-year break and drew nearly 3 million viewers — giving Comedy Central its highest-rated night of the year up until that point — then held up well for the rest of the season.

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment...a_renewed.html
post #116 of 207
Most Exceellent News Indeed!
post #117 of 207
Good news everyone!

Comedy Central Renews 'Futurama' With 26-Episode Order

By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Thursday March 24, 2011 @ 12:25pm PDT

That's pretty good for a second lease on life: Comedy Central is finalizing a deal for a 26-episode seventh-season pickup of Futurama. Comedy Central resurrected Matt Groening and David X. Cohen's animated sci-fi comedy in 2009, six years after it was cancelled by Fox, with a 26-episode sixth-season order. The first batch of 13 episodes from Season 6 averaged 2.5 million viewers, with the remaining 13 airing this summer. The 26 newly ordered episodes will follow the same pattern, airing in two installments of 13 episodes in 2012 and 2013. Futurama has been a big hit online, growing from 1 million Facebook fans at its launch on Comedy Central to 11 million.

http://www.deadline.com/2011/03/come...episode-order/
post #118 of 207
Oh sweet, I didn't know we were getting 13 eps this summer!
post #119 of 207
sweeeet!
post #120 of 207
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Originally Posted by sirjonsnow View Post

Oh sweet, I didn't know we were getting 13 eps this summer!

I wondered what was going on. I've had this nagging feeling that I've missed out on some of the revival.
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