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Red vs. Blue Series to Wind Down 38

Posted by Zonk
from the it-must-have-been-a-chupacabra-after-all dept.
Via Joystiq, the news at the Red vs. Blue site that the 100th episode will be their last. Despite the 04/01 posting date of the announcement, it looks like the reality is that there are only a handful of episodes of the Blood Gulch Chronicles left. "One hundred is a great number, and it seems like the perfect place to call it a show. I am sure you have some questions about our plans for the series and beyond. We will be talking about all of that in the weeks and months to come, but I want to use this time to thank all of you for nearly half a decade of support. For now, it's back to work. From the recent developments in the storyline, you may have noticed some loose ends coming together and we have a lot to wrap up in the last seven videos. We hope you will love them as much as the first seven or the middle seven or whatever it was that initially drew you to the world of Red vs Blue." It's always great to see a series go out on a high note, and one can only hope that the folks at RoosterTeeth plan to work on new projects in the future.
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Red vs. Blue Series to Wind Down

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  • While I'll certainly miss RvB, I can't wait to see what's next from the crew behind it.

    Thanks for everything, RoosterTeeth, and best wishes for the future!
    • by Markus_UW (892365)
      Man, I'm gonna miss RvB... Hopefully whatever they do next will be better than that Strangerhood one they did [shudders].
    • by Hes Nikke (237581)
      so when can i buy the DVD box set?
      • I get mine from Gamestop or EB or whatever they call it nowadays. You can also order them online @ http://www.roosterteethstore.com/dvds_all.html [roosterteethstore.com]
        • by LordNimon (85072)
          I read that the DVDs are not as good as downloading the videos because sometimes the last few seconds of the episodes is chopped off. It's something to do with episodes that trail with a few seconds of audio, but no video. Is this true?
          • I read that the DVDs are not as good as downloading the videos because sometimes the last few seconds of the episodes is chopped off.

            Actually, it's the other way around. More video was put in to go with the dialog.

            You know how the characters keep telling jokes after the fade to black? Well, when they edited the episodes together, that created a problem. So they modified the endings to have more video to go with the voices. In some cases they redid the scenes. I haven't seen the result, but my understanding

            • by LordNimon (85072)
              In that case, I look forward to buying the 100-episode box set, because I've only seen a couple scattered episodes.
          • by OECD (639690)

            ...sometimes the last few seconds of the episodes is chopped off. It's something to do with episodes that trail with a few seconds of audio, but no video. Is this true?

            Sometimes they trim dialog that goes into the credits. Sometimes they go back and do extra video to cover that section for the DVD release.

    • Live Action Halo movie = probably rent it when bored
      Live Action RVB movie = already waiting in line at the theater

      Hopefully, the live action would mimic the animation of the orignal episodes. Also keep the helmets on. /hope
  • So.. (Score:2, Funny)

    by Cristofori42 (1001206)
    it's like a puma?
  • I can't believe it's still going...jumped the shark around the sixth or seventh episode.

    Then again, I thought The Simpsons has been going downhill since they started doing celebrity episodes...and that was probably about fifteen years ago.
  • by posterlogo (943853) on Wednesday April 04, 2007 @03:04PM (#18610827)
    It was a great concept and they executed it beautifully, but besides some shining gems, the writing was sub-par. Without a great narrative, no amount of technology is gonna save a series. Many of the episodes got kind of boring. Some were just flat out off the deep end.
    • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

      by Dan Slotman (974474)
      I agree with this. I really liked the first season, and watched each episode as it was released. I lost interest midway through the second season and never really went back. They did have some really great jokes though. "Shotgun!" "Shotgun!" "Fuck."
      • by HTH NE1 (675604)

        They did have some really great jokes though. "Shotgun!" "Shotgun!" "Fuck."
        It was better once Donut joined them: "Shotgun!" "Shotgun! Fuck." "Shotgun's lap!" "Fuck!"
      • You guys are missing some of the best episodes! Like the whole, "I could tell you what it wasn't doing" skit.

        http://www.machinima.com/films.php?id=940 [machinima.com]
        • Huh, yeah... we have very different senses of humor. I thought the funniest joke of that episode was, "Errrph hernia!" as they were lifting the jeep. And I didn't think the "I could tell you what we weren't doing..." joke was very funny at all. But hey, tastes differ. I did really like that season finale episode where there were a bunch of time-traveling clones....
    • by antic (29198)
      Watched one episode a while back and found a few parts funny, but it was mostly the novelty and that it was Halo that interested me. Went back and downloaded an episode last week from Xbox Live and it was pretty lame to be honest.
    • by kjart (941720)

      Heh, "save a series"? You forget, sir, this is the internet - people can do whatever they want. Case in point [youtube.com].

      • Well, you're partly right, but you're assuming that they can just sit around making these episodes for free. If it starts to take up too much time, it won't just be a hobby anymore, it's a job. And if you're relying on it for income, you stick with it as long as it generates income, but if it stops doing that, you gotta get another job.
  • That they get a real budget next time they work on a project like this. I'll admit that I thought the series had its ups and downs (more Tex, less O'Malley) but you can't really expect A+ material every episode considering this is machinima. Next time the Red vs. Blue team gets together, hopefully they'll have a real budget instead of getting by on donations and subscriptions.
  • This WAS posted on April fools day you know.

    Are we sure we believe them?

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