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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Marvelous mixed metal metaphors

A friend posted this on Facebook: Open a Firefox window and type “about:robots” (no quotes) in the address bar. What you’ll get is a delightful diversion with references to Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics, the rebooted Battlestar Galactica and Futurama’s Bender. I think it’s been around a while, but it’s still cool.

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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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