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comphermc
08-01-2009, 04:03 AM
So, there has been much discussion regarding the future of Futurama lately. Recently, it was announced the Comedy Central* was going to pick up Futurama and air the upcoming season. With this announcement, however, came much speculation over the voice-cast. Initially, it was reported that the original voice cast would not be returning, much to the chagrin of Futurama fans everywhere.

Today, however, 20th Century Fox announced the the entire voice cast will be returning in the upcoming season!

This is great news for me, as Futurama is my all-time favorite show. Most people don't get the multi-leveled humor, but it's smart, funny, and just a great show all around.

Source: IGN (http://tv.ign.com/articles/100/1009858p1.html)

Edit: *I'm trying to confirm this, but I remember reading this somewhere. It may, in fact, be aired on Fox, making Futurama the second show to be cancelled, only to be picked up again by the same network (Family Guy being the other, also on Fox). A 26-episode season has been confirmed to be aired on Comedy Central (Source (http://www.movieweb.com/news/NE7eyecbmA5j9d)).

iiiijujube
08-01-2009, 04:52 AM
Wait, the cast is returning?!! This has restored my faith in the Box Network!

Gravel
08-01-2009, 05:16 AM
Yeah futurama took a long time to grow on me... then I loved it so much I put all the seasons on my ipod... Still it never really has found its audience.

iiiijujube
08-01-2009, 05:31 AM
Oh, really?
Here's a few hundred fans (http://www.futurama-madhouse.com.ar/)
Another dedicated site (http://www.gotfuturama.com/)
Ooh, here's a few thousand fans (http://www.futuramaff.com/index.php)
Over ten thousand audience members here (http://www.peelified.com/)
'Nother news site (http://www.futuramanews.com/)

I think it's found it's place, and I think I made my point. :)

Gravel
08-01-2009, 06:28 AM
If your point is that the show has been talked about being cancelled...like ever season its' been on, then yeah you made your point.

Look at LBPC. We are the largest LBP fan site right? One stop shopping right? Most users (not even members) ever online @ once 277!

What is your point?

http://boards.theforce.net/Star_Wars_Community/b10012/12291686/p1

http://galaxyfaraway.com/jarjar_fr.htm
http://adamrulz.com/jj/

Fansites didn't stop Jar-Jar from steppin in Bantha poodoo!

iiiijujube
08-01-2009, 06:55 AM
My point is that Futurama has found it's audience. A quite large one at that.

Burnvictim42
08-01-2009, 07:51 AM
Futurama is back? :D Wow, that just made my night :D Its been a long time, cool that its coming back.

Now wheres stix, he should be in this thread telling us to bite his glorious golden... hey, look! ponies! *runs away*

iiiijujube
08-01-2009, 07:57 AM
Yeah, the return was announced a few weeks ago. Then they said that the original voice actors wouldn't be returning, but now they are, and the reptillian Space-Pope is pleased.

Zwollie
08-01-2009, 08:00 AM
I am SO relieved the voice cast is on board. I would probably have avoided the new season without them!!

That said, I thought the 4 dvd movies were only so-so, I am hoping the return to a 25 minute format will be an improvement.
And most of all, I am hoping for the return of the original composer, I sorely missed his sound in the movies.

I'm a huge fan of Futurama and I hope they can still retain the quality of the original 4 seasons.
Shows returning isn't always a good idea ya know.... (look at family guy, still funny at times but totally different from before its cancellation)

iiiijujube
08-01-2009, 08:12 AM
Honestly, the only thing I really care about in the new season is finally finding out what Nibbler meant when he called Leela "the other". That's bugged me for years!

rtm223
08-01-2009, 01:37 PM
That said, I thought the 4 dvd movies were only so-so, I am hoping the return to a 25 minute format will be an improvement.

I dunno, I thought they were a bit mixed, but they had some of the classic futurama geek humour in them... I also think I down rated them in my head because I thought of them as feature films etc etc.

Anyway I bought all 4 dvds because the general line was always that if the DVDs did well enough the show would return. As far as I'm concerned, this cannot be a bad thing. Even if the new series is dire, we're no worse off than we are now. And if the new series is amazing (which it will be :)), then yay!

RockSauron
08-01-2009, 01:54 PM
I only ever watched the first season <_> Was funny though D:

blizzard_cool
08-01-2009, 03:20 PM
what season is this, I the number? 3#, 4#??

comphermc
08-01-2009, 03:55 PM
what season is this, I the number? 3#, 4#??

I believe that this will be season #5, but they did some confusing thing where they called the movies the fifth season. So, maybe this is season 6?

Edit: Wikipedia has the movies listed as season 5, so this will be season 6.

Arkei
08-01-2009, 05:35 PM
This is awesome news. I'm a big Futurama fan and I'm tired of seeing episodes I've already seen before.

creelers
08-01-2009, 06:35 PM
Awesome :) I love futurama!

Frank-the-Bunny
08-01-2009, 06:44 PM
finally! Something good, i love futurama and was so mad when they cancelled it, i must have watched the movies like 3 times a piece, i own them all, i can't wait WOOOT!

ryryryan
08-01-2009, 09:06 PM
I LOVE YOU!

Woohoo!!! Awesome news!! Futurama is my favourite cartoon and when i read about new actors i was SO dissapointed! But this is great news!! I can't wait :D

KoRnDawwg
08-01-2009, 09:34 PM
Futurama is by far the best animated comedy series ever, it absolutely owns and I've watched almost every single one. This is great news!

comphermc
08-01-2009, 09:52 PM
Glad to see I'm not the only one to feel as if Futurama is one of the most underrated shows around.

NinjaMicWZ
08-02-2009, 01:23 AM
I remember when it was announced it was coming back and I was like "YEAHHHH" then when it was going to be a different voice cast I was like "well... so much for that. Nevermind then."

I'm so glad the ball bounced the way it did.

Stix489
08-18-2009, 09:41 AM
Futurama is back? :D Wow, that just made my night :D Its been a long time, cool that its coming back.

Now wheres stix, he should be in this thread telling us to bite his glorious golden... hey, look! ponies! *runs away*

Bite my glorious golden...Oh, look, it's the pony again!

Weretigr
06-27-2010, 02:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUeZGcS9Ugw

Is / will this be aired in the UK? I love futurama, but I don't have sky =(

Silverleon
06-27-2010, 02:35 PM
^There IS a newer "Futurama's Back" thread you know dude...?
No need to necro this really old one. :p

Weretigr
06-27-2010, 08:48 PM
I think your subtitle should be fun police... Lighten up a little!

flamingemu
06-27-2010, 08:59 PM
http://www.futurama-stream.com/season-6/episode-1-rebirth
yay!