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Futurama Will Be Back – and Comedy Central Cancellation can Kiss My Shiny….. April 24, 2013

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The morons that run Comedy Central are killing Futurama – but hey after the morons at Fox first killed the series.. we’re thankfull we got another few good years.

and hey this isn’t necessarily the end – though there is a spoiler out there that claims that the Comedy Central finale of Futurama will be awesome..

SPOILER ALERT:

..the series finale, which features a wedding between Fry and Leela, is “a tasteful, emotional gorefest,” he raves. “There’s a lot of death but there’s also a lot of time travel, so that makes for an interesting combination.” Adds Groening: “It’s a really satisfying ending. It’s an epic ending. If indeed it’s the ending.”

Futurama Season 6 – Starts Now! June 24, 2010

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FINALLY!! After a few decent direct to DVD movies and a hiatus away from TV..FUTURAMA IS BACK!! (thursday night at 10 ET on Comedy Central)

you can kiss Bender’s shiny behind if you want, he’s back!!

These shows will first air on Comedy Central but we expect that this will end up syndicated in other spots mighty quick…

New Futurama episodes headed to Comedy Central? June 9, 2009

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Yeeaah we liked the Futurama direct to DVD movies just fine (some of them)

Bender’s Game,  Into the Wild Green Yonder, The Beast with a Billion Backs and Bender’s Big Score.

The rumor is now that Comedy Central home of South Park – is set to pick up 13 episodes.  Thats would be pretty sweet.

And it would mean that Fox could finally kiss Bender’s behind goodbye (or would it?)

Then again the direct to DVD stuff has been neat..though having 30 mins episodes is a very different thing. We wouldn’t have these longer stories that tie together – which can be a lot of fun.

Futurama Returning to Fox February 26, 2009

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futuramagreenThe lastest Futurama DVD Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder is now out (we’ll have a full review after the weekend when we sit down and watch it this weekend).

But bigger news is coming for Futurama – it might be returning to Fox for  a regular season!! Check out the interview below with Actor Billy West, the voice of Fry, Farnsworth, Zoidberg, Brannigan 

Futurama Bender’s Game REVIEW – Roll the Dice November 26, 2008

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bendersgameHere’s the short review – the third Futurama movie is easily the worst of the bunch. But that doesn’t mean it’s bad – it’s just that it’s not as good as either Bender’s Big Score or The Beast with a Billon Backs.

We knew that this would be a Dungeon’s and Dragons Lord of the Rings spoof fest – but there really wasn’t anything that innovative or knee-slappingly funny here.

Yes it was entertaining and yes i actually paid for the DVD  – having the Nibblonians being the source of all dark matter – and the whole crap factory thing – SURE that’s funny and the real saving grace for the whole movie.

I just think that more could have been done even on the ‘normal’ side of the D&D game as well as the Dark Matter angles in terms of things that were more than just spoof. Bender (as always) steals the show here and his medieval knight is awesome.

So expect to be entertained but don’t expect to watch a ‘classic’ that you’ll want to watch again and again.

Futurama The Beast with a Billion Backs REVIEW July 7, 2008

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Futurama is back (again) in this second straight to DVD flick. This one follows Bender’s Big Score which we reviewed back in December.

Long review short – this is an 89 minute movie that could have been done in a regular 30 minute episode if this show were still on the air.

It’s funny and has its share of hilarious moments – including Bender so scared he ‘drops’ bricks…and the street parade for St. Asimov (yes there are real Sci Fi fans working on Futurama).

But the basic story of an extra-universe with a creature that want to love all humans is a bit too drawn out in 89 minutes. We just kept waiting for something ‘else’ (anything else really) to happen but it just kept going on.

Sure this is a complete story with a beginning, middle and an end that wraps everything together and the dialogue is great. But Fry as the Pope for the ‘tentacles’ just wasn’t terribly funny. The League of Robots and the Army of the Damned – now that was funny!

Overall this is an enjoyable movie – not as great as Benders Big Score – but still a must see for fans of Futurmara and SciFi comedy animation.

Futurama Bender’s Big Score – It’s real SciFi (kinda) December 7, 2007

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Sure sure Futurama is a cartoon..and it’s funny and insolent.

But i just finished watching the new movie – Bender’s Big Score – and guess what? It’s actually really solid plot wise with a really intricate time travel plot thread that really works.

Time and time paradox have always been a part of Futurama but never in such an intricate and well thought out way.

The comical – doom meter – which measures how likely something bad is going to happen – is a campy – but fun way to explain away the paradox of time travel and multiple instances of person.

Instead of wiping another person from existence or multiple timelines/parallel universes – the doom paradox is simple. Because the paradox person should never have existed they have a higher doom quotient and thus are more likely to have doom hit them and so the universe will fall back into order.

Yeaaah i know the problem is still the causality of it all. Since the new paradox person will impact the timeline in a way that the old timeline hadn’t been impacted..even if doom hits that person.

Still…

Futurama Bender’s Big Score isn’t just funny (and it’s VERY FUNNY) it’s actually interesting SciFi too.

New Futurama Movie Now Out!! You can kiss my tin …. November 28, 2007

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Bender’s Big Score! a 90 minute direct-to-DVD film is now out! Apparently it will be cut up into the first four episodes of the new season in 2008.

Finally after years of reruns…new Futurama…has there ever been a better cartoon SciFi show?

Jetsons? no way. Star Trek animated ..naaaw..Star Wars clone wars (not bad..but Futurama is funny!).

If you’re a SciFi fan and you’ve got a sense of humor…how could you not like Futurama?

Ohhhh and while I STRONGLY recommend buying the whole DVD..here’s a 4 minute taste that takes aim, “at the brainless drones” that cancelled Futurama in the first place. Just brilliant.