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Old September 5 2013, 04:13 PM   #271
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Re: Futurama Season 7 Discussion Thread

Beautiful finale. *sniff*

As digits said, the only thing I would have wished for was a longer episode so everyone could get a proper ending (although I suppose one could argue Zoidberg already got his proper ending last week).

The show gave us 14 on-and-off years of hilarity, science-fiction nuttiness, a plethora of great characters, and one of the television's best romances as well as one of the best series finales (yes, even better than "The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings"). I'm very happy the show came back (twice), but now it's time to let the show rest.
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Old September 5 2013, 04:14 PM   #272
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Not that it matters anyway, they already got married and lived a wonderful life together.
Yeah, but they won't remember that life. That's what disappoints me.
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Old September 5 2013, 04:24 PM   #273
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Normally I'm with you on the resets, but I felt like this one wasn't a reset just for the sake of returning everything to normal, this reset gave two people who spent a wonderful life together the chance to do it all again. Whether they remember the first time or not, it doesn't negate that it happened. Plus, we know that Fry and Leela have already learned exactly what their future together holds.
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Old September 5 2013, 04:26 PM   #274
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No one gets to remember their life when it's over. For me, it's enough that they loved their life together. Decades of it. Getting to do it again is better than we can ever hope for.
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Old September 5 2013, 05:36 PM   #275
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No one gets to remember their life when it's over. For me, it's enough that they loved their life together. Decades of it. Getting to do it again is better than we can ever hope for.
Yes. This.
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Old September 5 2013, 05:54 PM   #276
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No one gets to remember their life when it's over. For me, it's enough that they loved their life together. Decades of it. Getting to do it again is better than we can ever hope for.
That's a nice way of looking at it.
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Old September 5 2013, 06:17 PM   #277
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Fair points. I guess I just feel that a reset button in a series finale is a bit of a copout. Although, granted, if they had left this status quo intact, it would've been pretty hard to undo it if the show did return.

Really, though, I'd kind of prefer it if it didn't return. The revivals weren't as good as the original, but they still had some worthwhile or even excellent episodes. I wouldn't want to see it come back only to deteriorate further in quality.
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Old September 5 2013, 10:23 PM   #278
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For you absent-minded professor types out there who missed the finale, Comedy Central is re-running it next Monday at 3:08am.

Just sayin.'
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Old September 6 2013, 01:03 AM   #279
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I liked the finale.

I've pretty much only seen the first and last season so far, with scattered episodes in between. I think the quality of the writing in the last season was way better than the quality of writing they had at the beginning, which is the opposite of most TV series.

(And I think the biggest mistake they made in the series was the heads. In the series premiere they give the writers an out to make easy references to 20th century celebrities in a show that takes place in the distant future. I mean, who flipping cares about Richard Nixon, really?!)

Futurama had the potential to get more network success, but I think a lot of people were hoping for another Simpsons and instead got a show with nihilist overtones that was at it's best when it was cartoon-violent and cynical. The last season definitely had the heart it was lacking at the beginning.
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Old September 6 2013, 02:52 AM   #280
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The heads are one of my favorite elements of the show, if it weren't for the heads we never would have gotten Where No Fan Has Gone Before. I love Nixon's head, he's hilarious.
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Old September 6 2013, 05:29 AM   #281
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The last season definitely had the heart it was lacking at the beginning.
To be fair though, the first season is about getting to know the characters. It's a lot easier to do "heart" later on when we really know and care for the characters.

Come tell us what you think when you hit episodes like "Luck of the Fryrish" and "Jurassic Bark".
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Old September 6 2013, 05:35 AM   #282
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I liked the finale.

I've pretty much only seen the first and last season so far, with scattered episodes in between. I think the quality of the writing in the last season was way better than the quality of writing they had at the beginning, which is the opposite of most TV series.

(And I think the biggest mistake they made in the series was the heads. In the series premiere they give the writers an out to make easy references to 20th century celebrities in a show that takes place in the distant future. I mean, who flipping cares about Richard Nixon, really?!)

Futurama had the potential to get more network success, but I think a lot of people were hoping for another Simpsons and instead got a show with nihilist overtones that was at it's best when it was cartoon-violent and cynical. The last season definitely had the heart it was lacking at the beginning.
You are not watching the same show as the rest of us.

The first season is very sitcomy, about getting to know the characters. The best seasons is 4/5 (Volume four on the DVDs).

Nixon is awesone, have you watched the Nixon episodes?
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Old September 6 2013, 02:46 PM   #283
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Yes, give it time.

You have many, many good episodes coming in the seasons ahead.

And yes, Nixon is awesome.



For those who have watched the whole series, I found this today, and thought it was pretty cool:

"17 GIFs of Things 'Futurama' Did Better Than Anyone Else"

http://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/tv-news/17...004335737.html
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Old September 6 2013, 11:57 PM   #284
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The only episode I remember from the first season from the first season that I thought was a really good episode was the first Zapp Brannigan episode.

Besides that I remember a lot of lame song setups (Robot hell, Hermes bureaucracy), the writers being obsessed with aliens eating humans, setups designed around making 20th century celebrity references (Beastie Boys, Pamela Anderson, etc), and all the characters basically being cynically opportunistic and compulsive. The writers had a pattern back then of commenting on current politics by having everybody rephrase their commentary as an accepted fact of the future.

I think the episode that finally made me quit as the Amazon episode. "Didn't you tell them lack of good fundamental make up for lack of ability to dunk?" Okay we get it, WNBA stupid. Stop relying on current references, it's a show about the future damn it!

I'm going to try watching it through on Netflix, I suppose maybe I'll change my mind.
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Old September 7 2013, 12:10 AM   #285
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^Every work of fiction about the future is really about the present.
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