Futurama: Benders Big Score

26 11 2007

Futurama Bender's Big ScoreOk, I’m just coming down from a high because I watched the new Futurama movie. I can’t actually give it any sane type of rational review because I loved the show so much, I will just be too biased. But I can point out a few things.

As expected, the mediums of cable and DVD have allowed them to be a little more “coarse” with their humour, but they haven’t gone overboard with it. Although it was hilarious in my opinion, it did seem a little long. This will stand up better as the four standalone eps it will be split into in 2008 on Comedy Central.

This new beginning is no attempt to win new viewers, and thats good for fans of the show. The plot involves time travel, and takes us back to many favourite moments from the show, and a newb just wouldn’t understand. Fans of the show are well rewarded though, with a lot of meta-humour, although I did wonder why nibbler wasn’t under the table at Applied Cryogenics…

This movie is out on Region 1 DVD on Thursday, and as I said will air on Comedy Central next year. If you are reading this in the UK, you know what your options are. You have to torrent the hell out of this badboy! wait patiently for the Region 2 DVD, or hope that a UK network picks up the episodes.  Oh yes, those are your only options. Watch the intro for the movie after the break, to get you in that mood before you click on Utorrent head down to HMV or Virgin.

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Futurama preview…

7 10 2007

While I spent the weekend watching TV and decding what shows to kick to the metaphorical curb, I stumbled across this on one of my frequent trips to Digg. A sneak preview of the new Futurama movie, coming soon to DVD and then Comedy Central. Now I haven’t even watched it before deciding to post it up here (such is my dedication to my 3 readers), so don’t blame me if it’s not funny, clever or relevant to your life in any way. Watch it after the jump:-

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Matt Groening on the return of Futurama

2 02 2007

If there is one thing I am looking forward to on TV, it is the return of Futurama. I recently downloaded every episode, even though I have all but one of the DVD boxsets on my shelf. I did it so I can watch episodes in a little window while I write on my blog. My geekiness knows no bounds. God bless 20″ widescreen monitors!! By the way the episode where Fry tries to remember what he did to make Leela love him, awesome writing. Time Keeps on Slippin is the title. Back in the real world, the point of this post is to say there is an interview with Matt Groening about Futurama here.

More marathons…

31 12 2006

If you are watching TV right now, and you have freeview, there are four great marathons on.First up, ITV3 has a Tales of the Unexpected marathon running. This used to scare me as a kid, but I can’t see why. Maybe it was the music. Yea, that was it.

If Roald Dahl isn’t your thing, there is a Futurama marathon on Sky Three. you have just missed one of the best episodes, but there are still a couple more good ones to come.

If Sci-fi animation doesn’t tickle your funny bone then click the remote one up to UK History.
They are showing the first 5 Planet Earth back-to-back, and it never gets old. Working on that program, travelling the world, remote places… would be awesome.

But I understand it’s not for everyone! So that’s why my final pick is the quite broad hospital comedy that we all love Scrubs. ABC1 are running aseason 2 marathon as we speak!

If you don’t like any of those 4 programs, I really don’t know what you’re doing here.

The return of Futurama…

16 12 2006

…is imminent. It was great. Especially in the last season, when they knew they were getting cancelled. The writing and (voice) acting just got better and better. David x. Cohen gives an interview here, without giving too much away, about the episodes being prepared for 2008.


24 06 2006

Comedy Central have ordered 13 episodes of Futurama from 20th Century Fox Television. They will air in 2008.

“We are thrilled that Matt Groening and 20th Century Fox Television have decided to produce new episodes of ‘Futurama’ and that Comedy Central will be the first to air them,” said David Bernath, senior vice president for programming at the network.

“There is a deep and passionate fan base for this intelligent and very funny show that matches perfectly with our audience, and it is great that we can offer them not just the existing library but something they’ve never seen as well.”