Tuesday November 21st 2017

Futurama: The 100th Episode Mark

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On September 2nd, Futurama achieved their 100th episode mark. After so many network production issues and ongoing threats of cancellation, this is an incredible milestone for an animated science fiction cartoon. Launched in 1999, It took 11 years for this show to get here. I must confess that I love underdogs.

Here’s a preview of the episode…

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As a collective show, Futurama has not only come into its own but in many ways exceeds its predecessor, The Simpsons, in terms of its satirical wit under the spearhead of their creator, Matt Groening.

We all could cite numerous favorite episodes from this show, that a few years ago no one even heard about. My favorites include “Bender’s Big Score”, Bender’s Game (loosely based on Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card), “I, Meatbag” – where Bender becomes human and dies due to a life of excess and that funny and touching episode “Jurassic Bark”, where Frye realizes his dog faithfully waited for him by the pizza shop where he disappeared, until the poor animal became a preserved fossil. My all time favorite however is “Where No Fan Has Gone Before”, featuring the actual voices of a majority of the Star Trek Original cast on a wild ride with the cast of Futurama.

Futurama conveys an optimism of the future without the rose colored glasses that Star Trek views the universe with in its original series. It also pay homage to great science fiction novels and film classics. It is a show that does not take itself too seriously and is well worth watching.

Congratulations to the team!

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