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No New Series of Futurama

Hemos posted more than 8 years ago | from the too-bad-so-sad dept.

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Nikoth writes "It seems that Billy West got it wrong when he announced that there are 26 new episodes of Futurama on the way, and instead there will only be the 4 movies as planned. "

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Oops (3, Funny)

endrue (927487) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956541)

I should have submitted a story that Elvis was still alive. Tons of traffic - no facts needed!

- Andrew

Is That All? (1)

Bob3141592 (225638) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956576)

It seems that Billy West got it wrong when he announced that there are 26 new episodes of Futurama on the way, and instead there will only be the 4 movies as planned. "

Only four movies? What a disappointment.

The first one isn't even out yet, and already the movie franchise is well underway. Is this isn't success, then I don't know what is.

Re:Is That All? (2, Interesting)

moro_666 (414422) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956854)

Imho more than 1 movie on any theme is a disaster, stretching reapeating boring stuff. Just look at chuck or seagal, these dudes play the same record for years (or decades, depends on the actor).

  The series were nice tho, i think it's one of the funniest tv cartoons that we have had in the last 10 years.

  Must kill all humans

Re:Is That All? (2, Funny)

include($dysmas) (729935) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956861)

all together now : "doh!"

oh wait, wrong series...

lol (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14956542)

Who besides disgusting, fat nerd virgins give a shit? Thank God we don't have to endure 26 extra episodes of that dreck.

Fill Me In (-1, Troll)

eldavojohn (898314) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956544)

So, this "Billy West" is the actual Billy West who did the voices of Philip J. Fry/Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth/Dr. Zoidberg/Zapp Brannigan/Leo Wong/Smitty/President Richard Nixon's Head in the Futurama series.

Now, why in the hell is he saying that another season was in the works if he didn't have a contract signed for it? One would muse that the lead voice actor for a television show would wait until the ink has at least dried on his contract before announcing his next venture.

I'm going to hereby label any "news" posted on Slashdot from the billywest.com forums to be speculation or an overzealous announcement. Didn't you read his latest post about Rupert Murdoch promising him a Futurama channel syndicating all Futurama all the time? That's right, and there aren't going to be any commercials either. I think he later apologized and told his fans that he was on an opium bender when that meeting "happened."

Re:Fill Me In (2, Funny)

linguizic (806996) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956583)

why in the hell is he saying that another season was in the works if he didn't have a contract signed for it? One would muse that the lead voice actor for a television show would wait until the ink has at least dried on his contract before announcing his next venture.

from BillyWest.com: I do live to give good Futurama news to people.So I must've died or something.

Isn't it obvious? He has a brain slug!

Re:Fill Me In (3, Interesting)

bedroll (806612) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956626)

I'll fill you in: This was a PR stunt. It was meant to generate buzz about the possible return of Futurama so that there would be a higher likelihood that it would be picked up.

I think the buzz was there, but they just didn't pick it up. At least fans get the movies, though.

Anyway, I was pretty clear about it when I read the previous report about Futurama that it was speculation and hearsay. Fortunately, some of us know how to take a source into context and realize that this is a quasi-news site, not a courtroom. Speculation and hearsay, presented as such, is and should be welcome... so long as it's newsworthy to someone.

Re:Fill Me In (5, Funny)

dr_dank (472072) | more than 8 years ago | (#14957248)

Fortunately, some of us know how to take a source into context and realize that this is a quasi-news site, not a courtroom.

A courtroom-style format would be a breath of fresh air.

Moderators: Objection! Poster is a troll!
Meta-mods: I'll allow it.

Re:Fill Me In (-1, Flamebait)

RyuuzakiTetsuya (195424) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956632)

Firefly sucked.

Get over it.

Joss Whedon is a hack.

Re:Fill Me In (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14956682)

<stewie> THANK you. THANK YOU. </stewie>

Re:Fill Me In (-1, Offtopic)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 8 years ago | (#14957327)

I liked Firefly, but I would agree that Whedon is an overrated hack. His other series suck ass. And don't even get me started on that horrible "Serenity" movie. I've seen movies that open with "Starring Adam Sandler" that were better than that turd.

-Eric

Re:Fill Me In (1)

Zontar_Thing_From_Ve (949321) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956719)

Now, why in the hell is he saying that another season was in the works if he didn't have a contract signed for it? One would muse that the lead voice actor for a television show would wait until the ink has at least dried on his contract before announcing his next venture.

I think the parent should be modded "flame bait", but I'll give a better answer than it deserves anyway.

If you loved the show and listened to the DVD commentaries, it's obvious that everyone connected with the show loved working on it. It's also obvious that any negotiations for resuming work on the show were done at the management level and did not involve the voice talent, so I think it's certainly possible that he may have gotten some incorrect info passed down the chain of command or maybe he's a little overzealous or both.

Re:Fill Me In (1)

Dachannien (617929) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956726)

Sometimes rumors get started through miscommunication and just take on a life of their own. That's probably what happened here.

Fortunately, it's just a TV show, so rumors aren't a big deal. I mean, at least this time there weren't a bunch of coal miners' families who were devastated when told their loved ones were actually dead, when the rumor a half hour previous was that they were alive.

Re:Fill Me In (2, Insightful)

Albert71292 (877316) | more than 8 years ago | (#14957271)

And yet I read this morning on Yahoo News that Fox is renewing the dreck that is "King of the Hill" [yahoo.com] for an 11th season, and that "King of the Hill" has been a subject of frequent pre-emptions for Fox's NFL football coverage, the network has enough fresh episodes for the rest of this season.


WTF?? That was exactly the reason "Futurama" was cancelled in the first place, because Fox claimed it was getting low ratings. Of course it was getting low ratings, it was always pre-empted by football! Mike Judge must be blowing Rupert Murdock to keep that garbage on the air!

Talk to me! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14956550)

Please...

Stop screwing with shows (1)

lordkuri (514498) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956554)

Man, I really wish these tv execs would quit screwing with shows. Firefly, Futurama... it almost seems like they're just trying to see how much we'll put up with.

What's it going to take to get them to listen to the fans again?

Re:Stop screwing with shows (2, Interesting)

G)-(ostly (960826) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956620)

It almost seems like nerdy clique shows don't generally rake in a large enough share of the ad revenue for their time slots and get cancelled because more people will sit down and watch a fat woman screaming about GAHGOYLES than a "witty" starship captain and his zany adventures.

It almost seems like tv execs are trying to make money rather than pander to you personally.

What an unfair world we live in.

Re:Stop screwing with shows (0, Flamebait)

lordkuri (514498) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956701)

don't generally rake in a large enough share of the ad revenue for their time slots

Which time slot would that be? The ones they kept moving around about once a month? How exactly is a show supposed to build a following when no one knows when the hell it's on?

because more people will sit down and watch a fat woman screaming about GAHGOYLES

I'm pretty certain that would not count as "the fans".

Perhaps you should actually reply to my actual comment instead of being a condescending prick.

Re:Stop screwing with shows (0, Flamebait)

G)-(ostly (960826) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956838)

Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't realize that I was in the midst of a seasoned television executive. Please, do enlighten us by telling us which network or cable channel you currently work for and how many years of service you've put in running it as a successful business operation. Then, you can more clearly explain what metrics you've used to determine exactly why these other channels are making a mistake by not following the course of action that you're reccommending.

Perhaps you should actually reply to my actual comment instead of being a condescending prick.

Perhaps you shouldn't act like the world should be run according to your personal tastes and accept that not everybody enjoys the same shows you do. Oh, boo hoo. They cancelled a show that you liked because not enough other people did. Get over it.

Re:Stop screwing with shows (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956962)

seasoned television executive

My God, that would make him 26 years old! No one that old should be making such important decisions, anyway. Leave the programming decisions to the young guys, grandpa!

-Eric

Re:Stop screwing with shows (1)

Braino420 (896819) | more than 8 years ago | (#14957184)

Nope, still a condescending prick.

Re:Stop screwing with shows (1)

0xdeadbeef (28836) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956811)

Which is rather absurd considering that the purchasing power of Firefly fans or Arrested Development fans is probably far greater than that of "Haunted Houses Extreme Makeover".

When we really like a show, we ought to immediately start writing relevent corporations to tell them how much we love the show and how much money we have to spend. That would probably be more effective than a bunch of obssessives starting petitions and whining on messageboards. Producers are morons, but they can smell money and will follow it wherever it goes.

Re:Stop screwing with shows (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14956945)

It almost seems like tv execs are trying to make money rather than pander to you personally.

Well someone should, I have money.

Re:Stop screwing with shows (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14956900)

What's it going to take to get them to listen to the fans again?

Again? When exactly did they listen to us the first time? They've basically cancelled every genre/Sci-Fi show without our input in the past. Well, except for The Simpsons, and in that case, they're still going against the opinion of its fans.

Love Monkey (1)

PhYrE2k2 (806396) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956978)

Love Monkey (CBS)- Man that was a good show with some great support from viewers and corporations (Sony is big into it, introducing many new artists). Too bad they got rid of it after 3 episodes. Rumour has it that UPN will pick it up

-M

Re:Stop screwing with shows (1)

Tisha_AH (600987) | more than 8 years ago | (#14957117)

The input from the fans has little to do with what gets programmed. What makes the listing are shows that attract specific demographic groups that the advertisers want to go after.

Programs that would still be around today if it was up to the fans; "Dead Like Me", "Firefly", "Rome", "Babylon 5". The list grows ever longer.

This has been true since the early days of radio when Barbersol sold shaving soap.

The smartest programming still seems to be on PBS and they only have a fraction of the budgets of major networks or studios.

Re:Stop screwing with shows (5, Insightful)

stlhawkeye (868951) | more than 8 years ago | (#14957510)

What's it going to take to get them to listen to the fans again?

Advertising revenue. When you're dealing with the people who watch nerdy niche programming, you're dealing with an uncommonly tech-savvy crowd that owns TiVos, refuses to watch commercials and never pays for anything anyway. You've got a fan base of freeloading music and software and movie pirates. Just look at the ads that run during reruns of Star Trek. It's all penis enlargement and debt relief. It's pretty obvious that this isn't a crowd that has much disposable income to squeeze out of it.

There's a lot of demand for the 18-35 male population, because it spends a lot of money. But our niche, for whatever reason, is VERY undesirable. The above reasons are probably why.

Note: I am not suggesting that everything in the first paragraph is TRUE, and certainly not of every single person who watches Futurama. But look at the commercials that run on Spike and during Next Gen rebroadcasts... it's obvious what their advertisers think of us, and they hate us. Hence, you can run Battlestar Galactica at 10:00pm on a Friday and get record numbers of us to tune in - they know we're not doing anything else on Friday night from 10-11 pm.

Anyway ... there's some assumptions being made about their demographics and those assumptions fuel the types of advertisers they get and thus their revenue off broadcasting. I think some of those assumptions can be borne out, as uncomfortable as that may make some of you.

Billy, dude looks like.. (-1, Troll)

hhawk (26580) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956555)

I thought Billy was a Lady...

I'll make my own series! (5, Funny)

Tyten (726456) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956556)

With hookers! and Blackjack!

Re:I'll make my own series! (1, Funny)

Lispy (136512) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956716)

And I will just buy all DVDs and lock into a 2001 furnished room and watch Futurama all day. I found out that THINGS are my friends, now.

Re:I'll make my own series! (2, Funny)

Surt (22457) | more than 8 years ago | (#14957326)

I'm a thing!

Deja vu (0)

ichigo 2.0 (900288) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956750)

In fact, forget the series!

And the hookers!

And the joke! [slashdot.org]

Re:Deja vu (0)

Jugalator (259273) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956841)

Bah.. Silly Blackjack fans!

Re:I'll make my own series! (3, Funny)

steveit_is (650459) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956946)

On second thought forget the blackjack, and the series.

Re:I'll make my own series! (0, Redundant)

Withen (644267) | more than 8 years ago | (#14957544)

In fact, forget the series and the blackjack!

A Farnsworth Paradox (4, Funny)

CrackedButter (646746) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956557)

Looks like Bender has been using "The What If Machine".

Come on guys (1)

Ravenscall (12240) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956563)

April 1st is still 12 days away!

Well, bite my shiny metal ass! (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14956567)

F*** you, Fox Network!

What kind of cracked out world are we living in.. (-1, Flamebait)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956569)

..when Billy West's word isn't complete and total law?

*howls in anguish* (1)

Mysticalfruit (533341) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956572)

Well that sucks. As a passionate Futurama fan, reading that news this weekend gave me some hope, which has suddenly been dashed.

"You win again, Gravity!"

Re:*howls in anguish* (1)

kimvette (919543) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956753)

No kidding.

F*** YOU, FOX!!!!

Looks like I'll keep timeshifting the two FOX shows I bother to watch, make sure I fast forward through advertisements.

Well... (5, Insightful)

GundamFan (848341) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956585)

How hard is it to understand that Fox makes a habit of canceling good shows (or prempting them every week) and holding there rights in limbo and then puting on unwatchable trash.

The return of Famly Guy was a sign, we can vote with our wallets here we don't need to stand for being told what we like anymore.

Re:Well... (0, Flamebait)

generic-man (33649) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956634)

Except the new season of Family Guy is unwatchable trash. I liked the earlier seasons, but now we just get 22 minutes of "hey, remember that old TV show? here's a skit spoofing it for no reason!" every week. Apparently Seth Macfarlane wasn't content to do that just once, so he also forced Fox to pick up the equally horrid American Dad as part of the most skewed contract ever.

Re:Well... (2, Insightful)

Zenaku (821866) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956747)

Uh. . . I'm pretty sure the episodes from before the death-and-resurrection of Family Guy were just as filled with spoofs and references to old TV shows. Maybe you just lost your sense of humor while it was off the air.

Now if you'll excuse me, it's time for a sexy party.

Re:Well... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14956876)

"Ha ha! I know what that is! I know what that is too! Wow, what an obscure reference! The newsman thinks it's an obscure reference too. Wow, how do they get away with making fun of that? That dog sure is horny! Kucinich '04. End credits."

Re:Well... (1)

Monkelectric (546685) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956781)

I have only seen a few episodes of the new season of FG -- but American Dad is a trajedy. It's uncomfortable, its unfunny, and it has no reason to exist. I don't understand why they put it on.

Re:Well... (1)

ConceptJunkie (24823) | more than 8 years ago | (#14957448)

Funny... that's how I always felt about "Family Guy".

Re:Well... (1)

SilentChris (452960) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956882)

"Except the new season of Family Guy is unwatchable trash. I liked the earlier seasons, but now we just get 22 minutes of "hey, remember that old TV show? here's a skit spoofing it for no reason!" every week."

You know, as a fan of Family Guy, I'm getting more than a little tired of hearing this shit. People seem to forget that the show has ALWAYS been like this. It's the basis of the show: paper-thin plot, lots and lots of little in-jokes that attack social morays, pop culture, etc. If you don't like it you're certainly free not to watch it, but to attack it for maintaining the same atmosphere it had before it was cancelled is ludicrous. People LIKED the way it was -- hence the DVD sales, high ratings on Cartoon Network reruns, etc.

Personally, I like the short, concentrated bits of funny. I'm nearly in tears every time I see Peter's "breakfast machine", which is from a new episode (http://www.gorillamask.net/famguybreakfast.shtml [gorillamask.net] ) .

Re:Well... (0, Troll)

generic-man (33649) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956914)

Adult Swim tried airing a Seth Green show called "Robot Chicken [adultswim.com] " that is nothing but "concentrated bits of funny" -- little pop culture vignettes between 2 and 60 seconds in length. I didn't like it, but I also don't like "Family Guy's" use of the technique, so I guess I'm not mature enough to handle either show.

Re:Well... (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14956937)

... social morays ....

Is that like, a friendly fish, or a metaphor, like "Lounge Lizard"?

Re:Well... (0, Flamebait)

hal2814 (725639) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956967)

"paper-thin plot, lots and lots of little in-jokes that attack social morays, pop culture, etc."

The difference between then and now is that then they managed to at least put some of the in-jokes and pop culture references into the scenes themselves instead of needing to do a remember when and flash back for every single reference. Between that and Stewie getting less and less homicidal (and somehow more and more absurd to make up for it), I have felt very free to not watch it since around episode 5 or 6 of Season 5.

Re:Well... (2, Funny)

flyingsquid (813711) | more than 8 years ago | (#14957443)

little in-jokes that attack social morays

Social morays? Like, eels that socialize? And why on earth do they attack such a thing? I think it's good if fish want to make friends.

Or is there... (3, Interesting)

Bizzeh (851225) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956587)

maybe.... billy west was told about this, and told its a secret, forgot that it was a secret, told the fans of futurama, when it got out that people know, billy was told to tell them its not true... to keep the secret...

Re:Or is there... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14956924)

"And you say he died for my sins? Hmm, ok, that sounds believable."

Talk about stretching credibility.

Early adopters (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14956596)

It seems like early adopters of rumors of this nature experience more bugs!

Here comes the quotes! (5, Funny)

nherm (889807) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956604)

CmdrTaco: Hey, I heard that Futurama is back

/. crowd: What? Really?

Hemos: No. we just thought you would enjoy that for a moment.

Anyway, that was the best nanosecond of my life

Re:Here comes the quotes! (1)

MadJo (674225) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956651)

actually it was mentioned on many other sites (including Digg)... so ya can't blame Cmdr Taco nor any of the other /.-editors.
It only just got debunked.
This news will return soon, I'm sure. Just waiting for the official press-release.

Re:Here comes the quotes! (1)

kimvette (919543) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956767)

Actually this is precisely the kind of thing Bender would say!

Re:Here comes the quotes! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14956845)

No, Bender doesn't care if we'd enjoy it for a second. He'd do it so he could laugh at our pain. Helper on the other hand...

Re:Here comes the quotes! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14956813)

And coming up on slashdot later today:

Four Futurama Movies a Hoax

Re:Here comes the quotes! (1)

orkysoft (93727) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956817)

Do you want false hope or not?

Only if you don't have any real hope...

Re:Here comes the quotes! (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956920)

Do you want false hope or not?

There's another kind!?!?

-Eric

Re:Here comes the quotes! (2, Funny)

hyfe (641811) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956818)

Anyway, that was the best nanosecond of my life

Think this was bad? Just wait until the dupes start showing up.

Life... (2, Funny)

pizza_milkshake (580452) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956606)

Life is hilariously cruel.

So sad... (1)

digitaldc (879047) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956610)

Looks like Billy West needs some grief counseling. ;)

GRRR!!! (2)

joe 155 (937621) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956612)

what can I do to get this series brought back, I've already bought *legally* all 4 DVD box sets! it was a fantastic series, and the DVD sales have been going well... why would they kill really good shows just to stick crap on. I remember the joke at the start of the newest series of family when they went through all the crap shows which have gone down the tiolet since it was cancelled...

Re:GRRR!!! (1)

CodeArtisan (795142) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956901)

"why would they kill really good shows just to stick crap on."

Fox, like all the other networks driven by commercials, exist to sell product. They obviously thought that the numbers and the demographics of the Futurama audience wasn't appropriate for the products they were trying to sell. They do not exist to provide quality programming. Only channels such as HBO need to produce something that is actually watchable, because they are content providers rather than product pushers.

Re:GRRR!!! (1)

kimvette (919543) | more than 8 years ago | (#14957181)

Fox, like all the other networks driven by commercials, exist to sell product.


Which is precisely why I tape the two FOX shows I watch (Simpsons and Family Guy), and fast forward through the advertisements. I make this publicly known on FOX messageboards (notably Arrested Development) and have emailed them to this effect. Why do I make a big deal out of this?

Because we as viewers are not the networks' customers. Networks don't give a flying **** what you or I think unless we understand how it works, e.g., by not viewing advertisements and making it abundantly clear that we know this is where their profit center is and that we are boycotting their core product and essentially leeching the content, they will begin to wake up and understand that they need to listen to the viewer every bit as much as they listen to advertisers. Why? Because if the advertising is rendered fruitless, they will become less marketable to advertisers when the advertising is rendered ineffective, and when that happens, they begin to fail as a business. In other words, networks such as FOX have to begin to consider the viewer to be their customers just as much as they consider the advertisers their customers.

It's going to take more than just me and a handful of others for this kind of thing to work, and while I recognize that I still bring it up when there is a chance that any FOX reps are reading or listening.

This is why I hope that AD actually goes to Showtime rather than staying on at FOX - Showtime actually listens to what viewers want, since viewers are their customers. Viewers pay subscription fees, which is their primary revenue stream. They have no choice but to deliver what customers want - Even though the cable companies are Showtime's direct customers, the folks at Showtime are savvy enough to understand that it is the end customer - the viewer - who decides whether or not to subscribe to showtime, and ultimately drives their success or failure.

This is where broadcast networks fail; they refuse to acknowledge that viewers are their customers, every bit as much if not MORE so than the advertisers who pay them to carry their ads. If you do not listen to your viewers, you quickly lose your audience and your marketability to advertisers rapidly plummets.

Re:GRRR!!! (1)

Braino420 (896819) | more than 8 years ago | (#14957344)

I'll agree with you that the networks are just a bunch of bloodsuckers, but let me try to follow your reasoning here...

You record their programs and skip through the commercials. You do this because you feel the networks aren't giving you what you want. And you want to watch their programs.

I'm sorry, but if they aren't giving you what you want, why are you recording their shows? It seems to me they are acknowledging you as a viewer by playing a show you like. What else did you want them to do? What else can they do?

FOX is a big network, and as such they must cater to the tastes of a wide range of people. You should try Adult Swim and Comedy Central, they seem to cater more specifically toward us ;)

Well taking the site is /. (0)

solarbob (959948) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956618)

I can't RTFA so I will go for wild speculation instead. So will the movies see them finding that Fry is his own great great grandfather and his father in that Fry is actually God by being the only man to reproduce himself?

Will Leela and Fry finally get it together and have 3 eyed offspring?

Will Zoidberg actually smell nice?

Will is be a straight to DVD heap of trash ( really hope not )

Chuck Norris (-1, Offtopic)

hummassa (157160) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956657)

is the only man that reproduces himself.

woohoo (0, Flamebait)

Shaklee39 (694496) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956640)

Yay, this makes my day. Futurama is lame.

Oblig. Futurama (4, Funny)

everphilski (877346) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956660)

Good News, Everyone!

er... :/

Good news everyone (5, Funny)

hetairoi (63927) | more than 8 years ago | (#14957060)

Good news, everyone! There's a report on /. with some very bad news!

Re:Good news everyone (1)

jonr (1130) | more than 8 years ago | (#14957267)

You sir, wins the thread!
  Where is my +1, Funny when I need it?

i feel a great disturbance in the force... (0)

jimfinity (849860) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956666)

as if a million nerds cried out at once and then went silent

Foresight can be difficult... (1)

botlrokit (244504) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956674)

cut Billy some slack. It's hard to accept anything Leela says about foresight, with that one eye...

Re:Foresight can be difficult... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14956958)

would be better if leela wasn't voiced by katey segal...

Re:Foresight can be difficult... (1)

kimvette (919543) | more than 8 years ago | (#14957206)

Actually I think it is Katey's best role ever. She has the perfect voice for Leela, she can sing, and she obviously really gets into it.

Ignore the fact that she was Peggy Bundy for a number of years. While she's been pretty much typecast by that role, you've got to admit she does an excellent job on Futurama.

Ob. Tinny Tim (5, Funny)

doob (103898) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956686)

"You raised my hopes and dashed them quite expertly sir!"

Oh Billy... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14956696)

Bite my shiny metal ass!

It's for the best I guess because... (3, Funny)

hevenor (931854) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956909)

Bender should not be allowed on TV!

dolphins (2, Funny)

crablouie (7844) | more than 8 years ago | (#14956921)

dolphins still missing
so long and thanks for all the fish

NooOOooOOoO! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14956928)

Well bite my shiny metal ass!

Aw Crap (1)

wift (164108) | more than 8 years ago | (#14957110)

26 episodes equate to appx. 13 hours of goodness (minus commericals of course). Four DVDs won't give me the same amount of entertainment. I guess we should be grateful for anything we can get though.

Re:Aw Crap (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14957282)

Actually, at 20 minutes each, 26 episodes would be about 8 hours and 40 minutes of futurama goodness. Four dvds could potentially be as much, depending on how many special features they pour onto them.

Mozilla Futurama (2, Funny)

Mugros (811343) | more than 8 years ago | (#14957120)

The team should make an "open source" Futurama series.
-> Mozilla Futurama
-> SpreadFuturama.com
-> Fundraising (i would pay)
-> Mozilla Futurama NY Times ad
-> FuturamaFlicks.com

FanFlicks? (3, Interesting)

ah.clem (147626) | more than 8 years ago | (#14957143)

I don't recall seeing any fan created versions of Futurama, Family Guy, etc. after they left the air - it seems to me that it would be easier to create an animation homage than do live action movies (like Star Trek). Have there been any home-grown versions of animated series?

ah.clem

Re:FanFlicks? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14957378)

are you kidding me?

RARR rharr hrarrr hrso angry!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14957157)

My entratainment takes prescidence over all things in my life I can get mad over mp3s and drms and shit like that.

who cares if my job is being shipped over to INDIA i've got more important things to worry about!

I'm a genious with a chip on my shoulder! I am a typical slashdot poster!!!

If anyone needs me... (4, Funny)

barzok (26681) | more than 8 years ago | (#14957228)

I'll be in the Angry Dome.

reasonable punishment (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14957251)

We should just cut of his balls and stuff them in his mouth for getting us all excited in the first place.

I bought a tv!!! (1)

unforkable (956731) | more than 8 years ago | (#14957279)

Tv set for sale! (bought yesterday)
Shit I had to sell my computer.

Aw. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14957283)

Bad news everyone!

No digg.

how interesting (4, Funny)

MORTAR_COMBAT! (589963) | more than 8 years ago | (#14957309)

no, wait. the other thing. tedious.

Futurama? I think not... (1)

Big Nothing (229456) | more than 8 years ago | (#14957313)

Apparantly, Billy West is unable to see into the future...

So it was... (1)

MrDoh1 (906953) | more than 8 years ago | (#14957356)

So it was a suppository after all?!

Good news everyone! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14957516)

We can keep watching All My Circuits and drinking beer!

Sweet Zombie Jesus! (2, Funny)

blankoboy (719577) | more than 8 years ago | (#14957535)

I call it the fing-longer!

/I will use it to wipe the tears away from mine eyes =(. Truly the worst cock tease in history!
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