Thar she blows! (again, and again, and again)

In the past week we were treated to not one, not two, but three sci-fi depictions of Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick” on television: Thursday brought us Leela’s obsession with a fourth-dimensional space whale on Comedy Central’s “Futurama”; Friday saw Cartoon Network’s “Thundercats” heroes at the mercy of a ship captain obsessed with destroying a tentacled beast called the Ramlak; and Saturday showed us Danny Glover as a version of Capt. Ahab hunting for the great white dragon that killed his family in the Syfy movie “Age of the Dragons.”

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Good news, everyone! Entire ‘Futurama’ cast coming back

It looks like our long intergalactic nightmare is over. The Toronto Star is reporting a scoop: that the entire voice cast of Futurama has just signed a new contract with 20th Century Fox Television after weeks of intense salary negotiations. The Matt Groening animated sci-fi comedy was recently hauled out of the graveyard of beloved […]

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Bad news everybody! ‘Futurama’ to be recast

As we’ve learned from Pet Sematary and countless zombie movies, coming back from beyond the grave is never without a price. Apparently, the resurrection of Futurama is going to carry a steep cost indeed. A casting call has gone out to find replacements for everyone’s favorite Planet Express workers. It looks like everyone, from Fry, […]

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‘Good news, everyone!’

Back from the Wild Green Yonder? Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello reports that Comedy Central has ordered 26 new episodes of Futurama for 2010. This follow’s the series’ success on DVD, including four feature-length discs culminating in the recently released finale Into the Wild Green Yonder. That’s right — Futurama — The Simpsons’ younger, geekier cousin […]

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Planet Express crew is back in ‘Futurama: Bender’s Game’

I may need to get the cover art of this latest Futurama direct-to-DVD feature printed up as a poster. It’s many visual references to old-school D&D, combined with the clever play on words with Orson Scott Card’s sci-fi epic Ender’s Game, promise much in the way of Groening goodness. Also out this week: Other Futurama […]

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‘Futurama’ goes medieval on its own shiny metal @$&!

There are some things you just can’t kill. Take Futurama, for example. The animated series from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening ended years ago, but it’s been brought back to great effect on DVD. The second direct-to-DVD feature, The Beast With a Billion Backs, just dropped and the third should arrive before year’s end. It’s […]

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