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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by NoThru22, Jan 4, 2006.
My thoughts exactly...
But I did!
Here's where my thread went! Figures. Since it doesn't belong here.
Further encouraging news:
My only question is, will the actors cooperate and all come back on the show?
It's quick and easy to do voice work for cartoons and most of the actor's seemed to really enjoy it.
This rumor has been around forever. I thought the whole purpose of Futrama being chopped into McSeasons was because FOX wanted more editorial control, which Groening would NOT give, since he had that creative freedom with Simpsons, so FOX did the whole, "fine, we'll mess up your time slot, practically never show your eps and then cancel it... but keep cashing in the checks coming in from Simpsons..."
How nice it sounds to have Futurama back, I have my doubts it'll be permanent. Both links to stories say "limited new episodes"... and in FOX terms, that means like 3 more McSeasons of 5 episodes... color me indifferent until I see the eps...
The rumors have picked up a lot of steam in the past few weeks.
What do you mean it doesn't belong here?
This is the TV Talk area. This thread is about a TV show. That you want to talk about. So it goes in the TV Talk area.
The Happy Hour is for uncategorized chit chat, but this area is clearly defined, and this thread absolutely belongs here. This one isn't even ambiguous.
Now, if some people don't utilize the entire forum, and so don't see a thread about a TV show - that is their problem. If a member only wants to read one section of the forum to the exclusion of all others that is their choice. But, they may miss news stories about TiVo, or TV Talk, or DirectTiVo or whatever, because they are going to be in those sections of the forum. Since we have designated sections of the forum for specific discussions, the appropriate thing to do is keep the topics organized, so yes, this thread was moved.
I swear, Indy, someday I'm going to create a forum whiners section, just for you.
Y'know, with the way people ***** about post counts, threads being moved, potentially political discussions, football games running over when people forget to pad their shows, spoiler rules, when a thread should start relative to when the show actually airs, and duplicate threads, a whiners area may not be a bad idea.
JAP, just so you have all the information before finalizing your opinion - here was my train of thought.
TV Talk is mainly for episodic discussion of current shows. It is largely populated with thread titles containing specific show information, including episode title and airdate.
My merged thread dealt with a show not even in production. As such, people who enjoy the show probably don't check out the TV Talk section looking for Futurama info, since there's nothing new. Thus, when a news article about it's potential return popped up, the best place to chit chat about it was Happy Hour.
If M*A*S*H* was being put back into production and there was a preliminary news article about it starting back up again, shouldn't that go in Happy Hour? It's not a thread talking about last week's show with spoilers and speculation.
What about someone starting a poll about the best sitcom ever? Chit chat material? Or relegated to the area most people know to go for the latest info on current shows?
If every thread that mentioned any show was stricken to TV Talk, that wouldn't make sense. It's more fluid than that. It should be about context and not strict rules. And how on earth did you stumble across my grouse from weeks ago? Are you a Futurama fan or did someone who dislikes me find something nitpicky to complain about?
No, Indy, that is your interpretation of what you want TV Talk to be. It is, and always has been, a discussion of anything related to programs that air on network and cable television. This includes such past topics as: where to write to networks to encourage them to reconsider cancelling programs such as American Dreams; discussions of episodes of Sports Night (before they were aired again on whatever network had the gall to cut them up) and also discussions of the gall of networks to cut them up.
This area is to discuss television shows: past, present, and future(ama). If you want to discuss Mayberry RFD, which is not a current show, this is the place. If you want to discuss a documentary such as Slasher, which is not episodic but is (was?) currently on TV, this is the place. If MASH starts up again - this is the place.
If you wish to discuss the Oscars, or the Golden Globes, this is the place.
This is the place to talk about TV.
Nobody complained. I went to read the forum, and my 8 year old made me click into this thread, because he likes futurama. And, I saw your complaint, again.
I assume you meant the Emmies. Oscar talk (about movies) would go in Happy Hour, right?
Well, the Oscar ceremonies are televised, so there's a loop hole there.
If you're sincere about enforcing this zero tolerance policy, you have a lot of surfing to do in Happy Hour.
Hey, this is my thread originally! No mods allowed!
I'm glad the thread was moved, I never look at other forums. So thanks!
Billy West's post:
"HERE'S GREAT NEWS!
Here's the official word on Futurama!!
David X. phoned me about an hour ago and said that this Futurama project
is a done deal! Here's the word from DX---
There are 4 DVD movies that we'll start recording at the end of July or
August.Full feature length FUTURAMA movies.
Everybody is excited to get back together--as I am!
Into the Future,
Um, no, I don't have the time to read every single thread in every section of the forum looking for violations. And neither do the other mods.
But, when we see violations, we will enforce them. We also encourage other people to help us be consistant by reporting threads that are misfiled.
I have some nice cheese for you, any time you want, Indy.
You are welcome.